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Saturday is Bax-ter Day

Now, if you’ve already read my article about New Order at Ally Pally on Friday night, you’re probably thinking that was as good as my weekend got. You’d pretty much be right, but I gave my Saturday a bloody good … Continue reading

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New Order Live at Ally Pally 091118

I saw New Order on Friday night. I saw New Order on Friday night and, thrillingly, unexpectedly, they played one of my all time favourite New Order songs. More of which, later. It’s difficult to know where to start with … Continue reading

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The Chemical Brothers live at Ally Pally 051018

I very nearly wasn’t there, you know. Wayne, one of my Leeds mates, had offered me a ticket about six months ago, or whenever they went on sale. I demurred initially, I had listened to a Chemical Brothers record in … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode: Live at London Stadium

I doubted Depeche Mode in my last outing here. Just call me Thomas. Yeah yeah, I know.. Their comeback single, ‘Where’s The Revolution?’ was topical, pointed, angry even. To my ears it was, and remains, a fairly middling piece of … Continue reading

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PJ Harvey live at the Brixton Academy 30/10/16

PJ Harvey’s performance at the Brixton Academy last night cemented my belief that she is England’s greatest living musician. In fact, calling her a musician barely seems to do her justice. At times last night, she appeared to be a … Continue reading

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Massive Attack On Blackheath

A couple of months ago, I decided I was done with Massive Attack following their decision to ask the BBC not to broadcast any of their Glastonbury set. To quote a famous lyricist from Oxford, “For a minute there, I … Continue reading

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Metronomy Live: Brixton Academy

It felt, a few years back, like Jo and I were at the Brixton Academy every month. But last night’s Metronomy gig was our first visit to the famous venue since a Richard Hawley gig about a year and a … Continue reading

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Hammersmith Apollo, October 26 2013

After 30 years of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, you might think that this most magnificent of groups would be getting a little frayed around the edges. Not so. Earlier this year, the band released what I believe is … Continue reading

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National Trouble at the Camden Roundhouse

Two and a half years have passed since Jo and I travelled to Berlin just to watch The National. It was a gig so good that it inspired the creation of this blog. And yet, as the minutes ticked away … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode Live at the O2

If you can’t break a 6 month long blogging hiatus when your favourite band play their first London show in three years, then I don’t know when you can. I had previously stalled on writing a review of Depeche Mode’s 13th … Continue reading

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