(((O))) Tag: Charlie Gardner

Me and That Man

We’re here to take a communion of sorts with Nergal and celebrate his album ‘Songs of Love and Death’, a side project with Anglo-Polish bluesman John Porter. Together, they are Me and That Man. At least, I think they are, because the shadowy figures taking the stage through a fog, to the ominous accompaniment of the harmonica theme from ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, might just as easily be the Spaghetti Western Orchestra.

PLINI • Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

Musically, the entire band is ridiculously tight, as they run through just over an hour of instrumental tech metal. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel … It’s just done brilliantly well, and varied enough to never outstay its welcome.

Clutch, Valient Thorr and Lionize – Roundhouse, London

Everyone, it seems, loves Clutch; and in turn, they provide an all-points meeting place for fans from a myriad of genres. Charlie Gardner joined the party and Magda Wrzeszcz took the pictures to prove it…

Transcendence: The Last Days of Robert John Godfrey in The Enid

Robert John Godfrey has made way for a new generation in the band he formed 43 years ago. In a feature piece containing an extended interview and gig review that takes in three key performances, we look back at his last days in the band and forward to see what the future holds for The Enid.

Katie Kim – Salt

Katie Kim is an enchantress, and Salt sees the visionary singer-songwriter at last set loose in a properly expansive landscape. An outstanding album of elemental beauty that teeters on the edge of darkness…

Live Review: Red Fang, Torche and God Damn

Charlie Gardner saw Torche light up the seafront and Red Fang make Brighton rock!

Festival Review: HRH Prog 2016

Gaz Cloud, Charlie Gardner and Dave Brooks attended this year’s HRH Prog Festival. Read their extensive coverage, which includes photos taken by Charlie as well.

Triple Sun – The City Lies in Ruins

Hypnotic and entrancing, ‘The City Lies in Ruins’ may not be psychedelia, but it’s certainly Trip-le Sun. – By Charlie Gardner

Live Review: Mugstar and Luminous Bodies – Green Door Store, Brighton

Charlie Gardner went on a walking tour of Brighton, and managed to fit in Mugstar and Luminous Bodies on the way…

Messenger – Threnodies

‘Illusory Blues’ was a fine debut, but in many ways it was an illusion. The Messenger story starts here with ‘Threnodies’, and it’s a story you need to listen to. The message is simply this: Messenger rock! – By Charlie Gardner

Interview: Annie Haslam from Renaissance

On the eve of their UK tour, Renaissance’s Annie Haslam talked to Charlie Gardner about painting, patronage and why the band, now in their fifth decade, have never really seen themselves as prog rockers.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Von Hertzen Bros

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Mikko Von Hertzen.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Messenger

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Jaime Gomez Arellano from Messenger.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Empty Yard Experiment

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Bojan Preradovic from EYE.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Caravan

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Pye Hastings from Caravan.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Soft Machine

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Theo Travis from the legendary Soft Machine.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: The Fierce And The Dead

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to bass demon and Honey Monster look-a-like, Kevin Feazey, of The Fierce And The Dead.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this first episode, they talk to the legend that is Arthur Brown.

Interview: Agent

Gaz Cloud caught up with the London-based New Zealand rock band Agent after a sweaty, successful show at Camden’s Barfly.

Serious Beak – Ankaa

‘Ankaa’ is nothing less than a stunning record. It’s a masterpiece: a symphonic concept album that demands its movements be played in sequence, and in one sitting, and which rewards you handsomely for doing so. – By Charlie Gardner

Live Review: Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Bruce Soord – Green Door Store, Brighton. September 15th, 2015.

Charlie Gardner went to the Green Door Store in Brighton and found that Bruce Soord without a pineapple isn’t as sweet as Sweet Billy Pilgrim…

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