One of the must-see shows in the calendar for the past few months finally arrived over the weekend. Read more “Cubanate – O2 Academy Islington, N1 – 30-April 2017”
Christ almighty, this year has passed really fucking quickly – we’re already heading back into autumn, which means I’ve enjoyed my fifteenth Infest. While perhaps not a lineup with too many “marquee” names this year, it was certainly one that had some treasures in it, and away from the bands was one of the maddest and most fun Infests in some years – a festival revitalised.
Read more “Infest 2015 – University of Bradford – 28/29/30-August 2015”
Thursday night was something of a trip into the past. Although not for the venue – somehow despite my fifteen years or so of gig-going in London, I’ve never made it to the Purple Turtle until Thursday night (and of course, in the way these things go, I’m likely to be there at least two or three more times in the next few months). I wasn’t all that impressed with the venue, to be honest – cramped, grimy and with little air circulation at all, thus reminding me of all the times I’ve spent in various small venues over the years. Read more “Meat Beat Manifesto – Live at the Purple Turtle – 07-April 2011”