Monthly Archives: December 2008

2008 Gig Review Index

Here are some quick links to the gigs I reviewed in 2008.  Just click on the link to get to the review. John Dexter Jones And The Steven Twins plus Wilber It Bites plus Steve Thorne Tinyfish TR8R plus Smilin’ … Continue reading

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John Dexter Jones and the Steven Twins plus Wilber

Another free gig.  Another audience of about 40 people (although it would appear most of them are related in some way to the ‘support’ act).  This was half of Jump playing an acoustic set at the Black Horse in Lacey … Continue reading

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It Bites plus Steve Thorne @ The Peel 2008

And so The Peel, House of Progression Christmas party continued, and it was another packed house on the evening of Sunday 21 December.  I will admit straight away that I knew nothing of Steve Thorne before this evening, and very … Continue reading

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Tinyfish @ The Peel 21 December 2008

As usual over this time of your year I have lost complete track of what day it is, been overtaken by events, and have not got done all those things I planned to get done.  And so I find myself … Continue reading

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TR8R plus Smilin’ Mike & The Blues Revue

So I rushed back from the excellent Frost* gig at The Peel to get to the Chesham United Football Club Christmas party – it featured 10 bands and I got there in time to see the final two. I was … Continue reading

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Frost* plus Al “The Gentleman Geek” @ The Peel 2008

I had been looking forward to this gig for some time.  I had read a lot about Frost this year without actually hearing any of the music, and had bought a ticket to go to this gig on the basis … Continue reading

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Mostly Autumn @ Crewe 2008

I worked it out.  I had missed going to see Mostly Autumn for one reason or another on six occasions before finally I cracked it and got to see them at the Robin in Bilston on Sunday 14 December.  And … Continue reading

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Black Stone Cherry, Stone Gods plus Sevendust @ Oxford 2008

I was looking forward to this gig at the Oxford Academy.  It was going to be heavier than a lot of stuff I had seen recently, it was in a venue which I like and which I consider to have … Continue reading

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The Pineapple Thief, Lightbox, Brassneck plus Seven O’clock Junkies

Last Friday (yes, I am still trying to catch up here…) was my first time at The Jericho in Oxford.  I had been meant to go there earlier this year to see John Wesley, but work got in the way … Continue reading

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Paradise 9 plus Credo

Last Thursday I went to the Inn on the Green in Ladbroke Grove to see Credo and Paradise 9.  It was an easy venue to get to and had free car parking outside, a nice bar area with seating and … Continue reading

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