Live Reviews

Bestival 2014 @ Isle of Wight, 04/09/2014 – 07/09/2014
If you surround a really big disco ball with 50,000 revellers, treat them to a miniature heatwave and plonk them on an island, what do you get? A Dese...more
Leddra Chapman @ Cafe Nero, Bristol, 16/08/204
There is something distinctly Phoebe Buffay about gigs in coffee shops. While the boho of society are divided between celebrating the quirk and bawlin...more
Green Man 2014 @ Glanusk, Wales, 14/08/2014 – 17/08/214
Green Man 2014 does not seem an obvious choice to locate a protest about the Vietnam War. Yet amid the song of vendors melodiously hawking garlic brea...more
Beacons Festival 2014 @ Skipton, 07/08/2014 – 10/08/2014
Many of us are constantly seeking to escape from the mundane nature of British weather. We excitedly wait for the summer to arrive, eager to capitalis...more
Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 @ Cherry Hinton Hall, 31/07/2014 – 3/08/2014
It may not be as big as Glastonbury or as hip as Latitude, but as it turns 50, it's clear that Cambridge Folk Festival is doing something right. A com...more
WOMAD 2014 @ Charlton Park, Malmesbury, 24/07/14 – 27/07/14
Following several years of solid headline performances from the likes of Robert Plant to Rodrigo Y Gabriela, I must admit I felt trepidation alongs...more
Farmfestival 2014 @ Somerset, 01/08/2014 – 02/08/2014
The promise of freshly pressed cider, organic produce and ample in the way of up-and-coming music: this is Farmfestival 2014, a Somerset based event ...more
Kiran Leonard @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 29/07/2014
Kiran Leonard has his work cut out for him. Upgraded from the snug Old Bookshop in Bedminster to the relative expanse of The Louisiana; not only do th...more
Dandy Warhols @ Anson Rooms, Bristol, 08/07/2014
A lot of people are willing to part with £16.50 to hear a band play a four-minute song they know. Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls was asked what he ...more
Hamell On Trial @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 08/07/2014
I sometimes go to gigs without really knowing what to expect. Tonight is one of those occasions. I’ve heard a fair bit about Ed Hamell, also known ...more