(((O))) Category: Live

Movements in Modular 2nd Edition at National Sawdust

The second installment of the Movements in Modular series at Williamsburg’s National Sawdust brings back another adventurous electronic expedition, improving on its first edition.

PORTALS ALL-DAYER ft. UpCDownC, a BBQ and Her Name is Calla

I feel like I’ll never tire of Her Name is Calla, they’re a band I could and likely will see dozens of times.

The Teatro Fiasco Tour – Rival Sons

The Teatro Fiasco tour serves as a promising undertaking for Rival Sons, one that we should hopefully see grow and expand as the band carries on its rock n’ roll crusade across the globe.

Exodus and Dust Bolt – Chinnerys, Southend-On-Sea

Exodus are still at the forefront of the genre. This isn’t a heritage act for misty-eyed old rockers, Exodus is still very much the real deal.

Melt-Banana, MXLX and Weeping – The Fleece, Bristol

Cult Japanese experimental noise-core band Melt-Banana have returned to our shores! Echoes and Dust check out the Bristol date of the band’s not-to-be-missed UK and Ireland tour.

Into The Void: The Body in Electrowerkz

The Body are one of the best acts in music today and if they’re in your neck of the woods do yourself a favour and wash your mind away with a calming shore of noise so heavy that it’ll rupture your consciousness into a meditative powder of sleeping fragments.

Rise Against and Milk Teeth – The Garage, Highbury

Rumours abound of the demise of punk. Rise Against think otherwise.

Pallbearer and Pinkish Black – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Pallbearer descended upon Manchester, with Pinkish Black in tow, for a night of doom…

Black Star Riders, Backyard Babies and Gun – O2 Ritz, Manchester

“…whereas a lot of bands hit their peak playing at venues like this, you definitely get the feeling that this is one band who could yet be destined for bigger and better things.”

Monster Truck and The Picturebooks – Electric Ballroom, London

Noah Scott saw Monster Truck and The Picturebooks in Camden a few months ago. “This was rock and roll executed perfectly. No bullshit, no banter, no brakes. Just high quality, high torque rock and ‘effin roll!!”

Bossk, Ohhms and Vow – Rebellion, Manchester

The three bands all showed interesting and creative mixes of dynamics, sounds and energy. Vow, at the start of their journey, OHHMS rapidly becoming an consummate live act and Bossk, arguably at the top of their game.

Moogfest Elevates Electronic Festivals to Cerebral Heights

Durham’s electronic music festival is an absolute joy in the middle of May.

Mayhem, Dragged Into Sunlight and Inconcessus Lex Lucis – Academy 2, Manchester

At any other show…(a lack of interaction between band and audience)…would almost certainly be a bad thing, but in this setting it just felt right. The bands played their sets and we were there to witness it, rather than take part.

Flashback Moments & Rhythm Deconstructed: Baba Yaga’s Hut presents Oxbow + SUMAC

Oxbow + SUMAC was just another example of a fucking brilliant show put on by fucking brilliant bands for a fucking brilliant promotion.

Desertfest London 2017 – Sunday Review

Andy Little continues his coverage of this year’s London Desertfest with his review of the final day, which includes Hark, Elephant Tree, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Sleep.

Tinariwen – Tramshed, Cardiff

Tinariwen is music to bask in, music that washes over the listener in warm tones.

Twelve Foot Ninja, Uneven Structure and Mask of Bees – Rebellion, Manchester

Twelve Foot Ninja, Uneven Structure and Mask of Bees descended upon Manchester, for a bonkers and captivating night of tech metal.

Slowdive and Japanese Breakfast – Danforth Musical Hall, Toronto

Undeterred by the dreadful weather that had been relentlessly pestering Torontonians for the past few days, fans of all ages eagerly waited to welcome Slowdive’s triumphant return to Toronto on the day of their comeback record release date.

HRH Prog V

HRH Prog V is a resounding success, with headliners Gong, Hawkwind and Wishbone Ash all turning in superlative sets.

Steve Hackett – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Martyn Coppack saw Steve Hackett on his Genesis Revisited tour. “Nearly three hours later, we have been taken on a journey with the Hackett being the thread that has bound us all together. It’s almost too much to take in at first and its only later as the energy drifts off, that you realise what an astonishing show you have just seen.”

Desertfest London 2017 – Saturday Review

Saturday’s Desertfest swings with with laid-back vibes among colossal distorted riffage.

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