UK Gigs

The Fear of Missing Out

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

On the surface of things, it appears too easy to experience all the experiences, to feel all the feels, to dance all the dances, drink all the drinks, to gig all the gigs - to generally consume until your heart's content. But what happens when you think your heart is fully content?

Top Ten Gigs Not To Miss in 2015

Georgina Langford | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

The British festival circuit may have more options on offer than ever before, but before everyone starts readying their wellies for the summer months,...

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

Enjoying Live Music Is Not Always Easy When You Have a Disability

Vicki Dennis | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Vicki Dennis

About ten years ago, I tried to book tickets for the Reading Festival. I had to go through a long process to prove I was disabled so they would give me a ticket. And when I looked into it further, I found that the viewing platforms for wheelchair users would have given me a restricted view, so it put me off going.

Finding Secret Adventures in London

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

After the concert finished we packed up, headed back to the boats and motored out onto the canal proper. As we moored up at the towpath and re-joined the London we knew, it was like returning from Narnia.

Save Live Music in the UK, Support Independent Venue Week 2015 

Andy Parker | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Andy Parker

Why are music venues in the UK dropping like flies? Is it due to abatement notices and local council bureaucracy? Is it down to young people now believing that music careers are achieved by attending auditions for TV shows? Thanks a bunch, Simon Cowell!

Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Pacing the stage like a caged animal, it wasn't hard to see why he's among the best comedians working in the UK today. Mack does a great job of creating comedy waves, and then surfing the crest.

The Moment You Realise You're the Oldest Person at the Gig

Amy Baker | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Baker

It was then I realised why being double the average age in that venue was such a shock to the system. The disdain I felt was merely a thinly veiled disguise for my jealousy. I was just envious that I haven't got the energy to get that excited on a Wednesday night.

The Libertines at Hyde Park Was a Much Needed Injection of Rock and Roll

Lisa Higgins | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

There were crowd crushes, there were flares, there were naked guys climbing up towers and there were bloody noses. But aside from all the ominous scenes and injured gig goers that have dogged the headlines since Saturday, The Libertines at Hyde Park was a much needed injection of much-missed rock and roll.

Blackbeard's Tea Party: THE Band to See at Glastonbury

Roger Crow | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I'm a bit bored with generic bands these days. Everything seems to have been done, so thank heavens York-based musical troupe Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music recently.

The Society of the Golden Slippers: Is This the Best Night Out in London?

Sara Bran | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

I'm at the Society of the Golden Slippers, an intimate music showcase, and am lucky enough to be watching Elvis' daughter sing in a space the size of your front room. It is so crowded I have to contort my body into shapes I learned at yoga to just-about-see Lisa Marie's feet.

Lucy Sherriff

I'm The Captain Of This Ship | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ska punk was big in the nineties. Huge, even. And now, with the fashion world firmly focusing on the revival of dungarees, tartan and crop tops, is it...

Sounds From the Hungarian Underground: The Carbonfools Take on the UK

Jennifer Walker | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Walker

At a time when many talented Hungarians are abandoning their home country with promises of fame and success abroad, The Carbonfools may have an international outlook, but Hungary remains their home.

The Future's Bright the Future's Jazz: Sons of Kemet and Arun Ghosh

Musa Okwonga | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Musa Okwonga

In a year which has seen releases from some of the most innovative names in music, it's two jazz albums that find themselves among the very best.

Converse Get Winterized This November

Bwoywonder | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Converse have urged us to #GetWinterized for their latest campaign by not only releasing their latest AW13 sneaker collection, but also throwing in a fair events to wear them to!

Mark Thomas' Latest Comedy Product

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.

True Tiger X Big Narstie On Keeping The Grime Scene Animated.

Bwoywonder | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Having had massive success with remix work for chart toppers including Ed Sheeran, True Tiger, took it upon themselves to serve up their sonically flavoured beats to the MC with one of the biggest lyrical appetite, Big Narstie.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

It's a strong week for live music in the last few days of October- that's for sure. It's always a good sign when you're scrolling through listings and...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 21 Oct - 27 Oct 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We all know Camden Town as the epicentre of London's alternative scene, but if you needed to pinpoint exactly where to head for a rocking night out, many will tell you that The Barfly's where it's at.

In Conversation With... Capital Cities

Hanna Flint | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

There's nothing better than going to see a band, who aren't quite on your radar yet, but you come away with an urgent need to fill your iPod with every one of their tracks. That's how I felt after seeing Capital Cities at XOYO, who gave the venue a show that it's never experienced before

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 23 Sept - 29 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

The coming week's live listings are ready and waiting for you- so it's time you get yourselves organised. Get your diaries at the ready, because we've got a another round-up of unmissable shows for you to start looking forward to.

The Evolution Of DEVolution

Bwoywonder | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

DEVolution is Pete Devereux & Tom Devos, (see what they did there?) a pair of bass bumpin', busy bodies who just can't seem to take a breather from making bangers. Regulars at the you've-made-it-as-a-DJ super club, FABRIC, we sat down to find out more about their latest E.P, Transition.

Sons Of Brixton

Drew McConnell | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Readers here may be thinking 10 years is not so long for a band to be around. How hard can being in a band be? I think what I'm trying to say boils down to this: I'm very aware of the fact I don't take this life for granted.

The Oxford Anti-Gig

Drew McConnell | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Evening all. Well we just played Oxford Academy. A very odd show... I came offstage not quite knowing how it went. Yep, one of those. Peter (Doherty) typed out an order of songs that looked great on paper, but soon as we got a few tunes in he continued to completely disregard it.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 16 Sept - 22 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

New music fans across the land have some ace shows to look forward to in the coming week- you just might not know it just yet. As always, we've picked our five hottest tips to flag up so you can get them locked down in your diary with plenty of time to plan your night on the town.