October 2016

This month’s bands New bands are in italics Bands I liked The Wytches, Dream Wife, Black Honey, The Kills, Resina, Khoros Choir, Emily …

Ezra Furman

Closing this month was Ezra Furman. I knew nothing about him until this year. Somehow he’d completely passed me by.  I managed …

Pumarosa

Pumarosa are one of my new-band highlights of the year. So I thought I’d try and catch their big headline show at …

Fightback

With so many venues closing due to noise complaints. Tonight’s event at the Roundhouse was to raise money for the Music Venue …

Daylight Music 236

So another weekend covering Daylight Music. This week, covering for a photographer who dropped out. But I was really glad they did …

Black Honey

A second sell-out night with Black Honey at the Lexington and it’s clear the band have what it takes to play bigger …

Daylight Music 235

One of the great things about the Union Chapel is it’s organ. It’s regularly used at Daylight Music for interval music. But …

The Kills

I’ve been really unlucky this year. I’ve missed several opportunities to catch The Kills. They played two sets at SXSW, but the …

Black Honey

First of two evenings with Black Honey at the Lexington. These guys are destined to be playing much bigger venue by the …

The Wytches at Rough Trade

Unfortunately, the Wytches are now getting too big for me, playing much bigger venues now. So it was great for another opportunity …

September 2016

This month’s bands New bands are in italics Bands I liked My Baby, The Divine Comedy, Nadine Shah, Pictish Trail, Sunflower Bean, …

Daylight Music 233

My first session of the Autumn season of Daylight, so an early rise to capture as much of the soundcheck as possible …

The Slaves at the Horn

Who’d have thought it? The Slaves playing the Horn! Well, I would, because they played here before. But it’s unusual for such …

The Tuts

A last minute gig with Tuts, Lock and Boys. I’d seen Lock before and they were excellent again. I’d heard good things …

Daylight Music 232

Another new season for Daylight Music returns with a long session with four separate acts. As usual, it’s a variation of styles, …

Sunflower Bean

I’ve seen Sunflower Bean a few times this year. They’ve basically toured continuously for most of the year but despite this. I …

Pictish Trail

A nice relaxed in store at Rough Trade West with Pictish Trail.

Nadine Shah

I hadn’t been to the Water Rats for a few years. Since then it had it’s ceiling collapse and has been overhauled. …