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REVIEW: Looking Good Dead – York Grand Opera House

Peter James’ Looking Good Dead provides drama, humour and all round entertainment in adaptation by Shaun McKenna. Having never read a Peter James novel, but knowing a lot about the style he prefers, Looking Good Dead as a concept should have been one that worked seamlessly on stage. A thriller for the modern day, with […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Micro FestEVOL, Hope Anti-Supermarket, New Brighton – 26/3/2022.

The Hope Anti-Supermarket is exactly that. What was once New Brighton’s Kwik-Save, and then it’s Co-op, is now a multi-arts space – ‘A home for independent artists, musicians, crafters, makers and creators to co-exist and collaborate for all of the community to enjoy’. It’s the ideal venue for me to ease my way into festival […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: brits & pieces Volume III – Various Artists .

The brits & pieces series of albums are the brainchild of 90’s indie music fan Marc Rossiter. Inspired by compilation albums such as Shine, Marc’s aims are to showcase the abilities of the country’s most talented independent bands and singers; and to give you the opportunity to discover your new favourite artist. Volumes 1 and […]

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LIVE REVIEW : THE KAIROS, Keyside Cassidy, Megan Wyn – EBGBS, Liverpool, 25/2/2022.

Sometimes you go to a gig and immediately sense that there is something a bit different going-on here. Entering the cellar space of EBGBS to see The Kairos perform their first hometown gig in two years was one of those occasions. Firstly, I was struck by the numbers of photographers that were there. There were […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Alive – Tommy.

Tommy is Tommy Cobley, former frontman of Leicester based indie band Arcades. The band were developing a head of steam, playing sold-out hometown gigs and garnering support slots with bands of the calibre of The View, when they suffered the tragic loss of guitarist Matt Gore to sudden cardiac arrest. It was the type of […]

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NEWS: PARKLIFE 2022 REVEALED

Together again, Parklife 2022 is here. The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival returns to its usual June weekend to kick off the summer festival season. Tyler, The Creator makes his long awaited UK headline debut, alongside the iconic 50 Cent who heads to Heaton Park for a UK festival exclusive. The lineup doesn’t stop growing with […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Round The Bend – The Kairos.

The Kairos are back, and with the release of their new single – Round The Bend, they are ready to make up for lost time. My last sighting of the Liverpool quartet was in February of 2020 at the Invisible Wind Factory. They were the main support for RATS during an exhilarating night of Scouse […]

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Independent Gigs of the Year: 1. Hands off Gretel @ York Crescent

Throughout 2021, whilst we’ve been able to safely get back to live music Halfway 2 Nowhere have tried to get to as many independent venues as possible to support local artists and the stages they love to perform on. This mini-series showcases some of the standout shows we’ve been to this year, with short reviews […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Bug Club – Future Yard, Birkenhead, 27/11/2021.

I can vouch for the structural integrity of the Future Yard building in Birkenhead. On Saturday night it faced the twin threats posed by the arse-end of Storm Arwen from the outside, and the sonic attack of The Bug Club from the inside. It stood up to both, although one was a much more welcome […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Rainy Days in June – Barbara.

No-one does it quite like Barbara. Or should that be the other way round? Barbara do it like no-one else. Either way, it’s true. While Elton and Ed, Adele, and er, LadBaby battle it out for the festive number one with songs full of snow, joy, togetherness, and baked produce, Brighton duo Barbara (Henry and […]