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8 Years of Chaos (Chaos Theory All-Dayer) – The Brewhouse, Hackney

8 Years of Chaos. Eight years of Kunal Singhal let loose and running wild over London, putting on bands and taking names. Eight years of what has to be the most RPG music promotion in the world. Eight years of good gigs, good people and good times and eight years of “new music for open minds”.

RM HUBBERT – Leith Depot, Edinburgh

It’s Independent Venue Week, y’know . . . So, let’s go to Leith Depot for a gig. It’s a venue, it’s independent, and RM Hubbert is playing. . .

Desertfest London 2018 – Friday Preview

Friday’s five-venue line-ups should well and truly get the Desertfest party spirit underway.

Deliquium Sound Art Triennial 2018

Recurring every three years, Deliquium is the product of the hard work of the two directors of MilkandLead – a pair of Italian Francescos (Vertucci and Carvelli) who have been involved in boundary-pushing installations, set design, film making, photography and graphics for well over a decade.

Fatso Jetson • All Souls – Desertfest Tour, The Black Heart

Legitimately up there in impossible this-can’t-actually-be-happening desert rock heaven with watching, on New Year 2012, Brant Bjork and a barefoot Scott Reeder play ‘Whitewater’ for maybe the last time together.

Textures • Exivious • Extremities – The Underworld, Camden

I don’t think it’s possible for Textures to play a bad show, seemingly existing on a scale from great to absolutely incredible.

And So I Watch You From Afar – Manchester Academy 2

And So I Watch You From Afar are a band growing in confidence, they have honed their craft and mixed an excellent set including both older tracks and tracks from their most recent release and finding the right balance between them.

Moon Duo – Hare & Hounds

It takes them about 10 maybe 15 minutes to achieve lift off tonight and from there it’s a fairly steady ascent into the stars. Swaying here and there from motorik grind to floatingly gorgeous melody they slowly turn up the intensity.

HRH Prog VI

A suitably epic review of the UK’s biggest residential Prog gathering: Krankschaft, Hawklords and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy are just three of the highlights in a weekend full of musical delights. Dive in…

Deer Tick – Islington Assembly Hall

. . . the soft strains of ‘Christ Jesus’ float over us. It’s a powerful song with a striking riff made for an encore. I find myself mesmerized like no other time during the evening. . .

Dylan Carlson and Meltaot in Elektrick Lycanthrope – Cafe Oto, London

A brilliant combination of two performances channelling earthy, secret powers of transformation . . . in an event entitled ‘Elektrick Lycanthrope’ at Café Oto.

Black Country Communion – Eventim Apollo, London

Black Country Communion return for a triumphant display of classy, epic classic rock.

Orange Goblin • Karma To Burn • Black Moth • Riddles – Electric Ballroom, London

Orange Goblin and friends deliver generous amounts of top quality rock riffage to the festive shindig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.

Wolves in the Throne Room • Aluk Todolo – Heaven, London

WITTR regain their crown as black metal visionaries.

Sikth • Devil Sold His Soul • Press To Meco – Manchester Academy

Genuinely one of the most unique and talented rock bands this country has produced, it’s a pleasure to see them back and on such good form.

Igorrr • Hieroglyph – O2 Academy, Islington

Simply put, Igorrr is one of the most unique acts in metal (and about 87 other different genres) today, and a live experience that, while bruising and slightly mind-melting, I can’t recommend highly enough.

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