Live Reviews

Ash @ The Gramercy, New York, 26/09/15
After some UK festival performances this summer (Reading, Leeds and Y Not), Tim Wheeler returns to his adopted home of New York ...more
Public Image Ltd (PiL) @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 25/09/15
I have seen John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd perform on three occasions, and watching Lydon onstage has each time put me in mind of Peter Hook’s rec...more
Lionface @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 25/09/2015
Anticipation for this gig has been so undeniably high as to reach fever pitch. Fuelled by a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, Bristol...more
Bestival 2015 @ Isle of Wight, 10 – 13/09/2015
Bestival – a cheekily playful, if knowingly naff, portmanteau name for a festival. You know it’s the wrong one, though – a better moniker would ...more
Get The Blessing @ The Lantern, Bristol, 13/09/2015
Hidden away within the Colston Hall, a smaller gig room known as The Lantern exists for its more intimate bookings. Under hazy purple lights, masters ...more
Sufjan Stevens @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 06/09/2015
"No it's not," cries a man in the audience, and for a moment, Sufjan Stevens is completely thrown off track. After a little audience dialogue, the art...more
Art is Hard 5th Birthday @ The Exchange, Bristol, 29/08/2015
No one really likes anyone else’s birthday. You can pretend, look excited at all of their presents, take part in all of their party games as enthusi...more
Beautiful Days 2015 @ Escot Park, 21 – 23/08/2015
Heading down the A303 among what seems like every caravan in the South West is probably not the most sensible idea in the world. A typically frustrat...more
Green Man 2015 @ Glanusk Estate, 20 – 23/08/2015
Despite only being in its teens, Green Man has already built up a reputation as an intimate gem of a festival, seated delightfully in the valleys and ...more
Circus City Summer Show @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 01/08/15
The Circus City Summer Show promises headline slots from two of its most promising artists, support from a variety of others, and some very special s...more