Category: Gigs

Live | Spacebomb Revue @ The Barbican, London

“It’s difficult for me to get across to you all how joyous this is for all of us.” Matthew E. White, bedecked in a dark suit and with his flowing locks constrained in a bun, almost shyly leans into the…

Live | Lambchop @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Nashville’s Lambchop have morphed into an intriguing live prospect in the wake of last year’s critically-lauded Flotus album. Once a sprawling southern country-soul collective whose stage-presence stretched into double figures, tonight be-capped frontman Kurt Wagner is joined only by bassist…

Live | Indigo Girls @ Islington Assembly Hall

After a 10-year absence, the Indigo Girls returned to the UK this summer in a tour that included the Cambridge Folk Festival and ended on Sunday 30th July at the Islington Assembly Hall, London. Clearly their fans have kept the…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Friday “This is a love song I wrote, and it’s called ‘The Worst’.” Mid-way through her Stage 1 Friday afternoon set, Tennessean country blues musician Amythyst Kiah gave words to folk music’s USP, and proceeded to sing a cheerful sounding…

Preview | Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

The annual Cambridge Folk Festival, now 53 years old, is Europe’s premier folk festival. A celebration of talent from all over the world, it’s a festival committed to giving stage time to up and comers as well as showcasing some…

Festival Review | Latitude Festival 2017

Henham Park hosted the 12th edition of Festival Republic’s Latitude Festival last weekend, and this writer was fortunate to be there for the 6th consecutive year. I don’t know quite what it is that keeps me coming back year upon…

Live | Darlingside @ Union Chapel, London

After making their international debut at the Cambridge Folk Festival last summer, Darlingside have now played in England more times than anywhere else in the past year, including their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. This summer’s tour included a quick stop…

Live | Novo Amor @ Hoxton Hall, London

In advance of the release of his second EP Bathing Beach, Novo Amor returned to London’s beautiful Hoxton Hall. Opening the evening was singer-songwriter Blanco White, who wowed the audience with his delicately constructed songs. Having studied the Spanish guitar…

Live | Bob Dylan @ London Palladium

For someone who has been on the same tour since 1988, it seems strange that the London Palladium is a venue that Bob Dylan had never played before these three shows. Even in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dylan said…