UK Gigs

Challenge The Live Music Industry, Turn the Lights Off: Pitchblack

Pippa Moyle | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Moyle

Stood in the darkness, with only the occasional sighting of a silhouette or a small stream of light through the cardboard covering the windows, I foun...

Live Review: The Dodos Orchestral, Village Underground

Peter Yeung | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The Dodos rehearsing with the stargaze orchestra (Image: Emanuel Florakis) The Dodos are a band of two, clean-cut halves. One of the duo was a st...

Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler - The Gig Review

Roger Crow | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

With 1,900 people in one venue, I imagine my wife and I weren't the only ones who trekked to see the Mock the Week host in action.

Almost Famous: Big In Japan - The Harajuku Girls

Piney Gir | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

Okay, I know, it's slacker and 'Oh-So-Western' to go to Starbucks when we should be eating the more traditional okayu (rice porridge), tamagoyaki (an omelette type of thing), tsukemono pickles (random pickled things), nori (dried seaweed) & natto (fermented soy beans).

Winning Fans One Living Room at a Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I've previously written about Josh Savage a very talented singer songwriter. In addition to possessing prodigious talent, Josh has to be one of the h...

The Fear of Missing Out

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 23.05.2015 | 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 22.04.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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!

Professor Green Closes Music Cube at Westfield Stratford : INTERVIEW

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Eggleton

After taking in the stunningly pure vocals of Ava Lily, who helped you block out the horrendous choas of a shopping centre on the weekend, I got to sit down and chat with the Headliner, Professor Green.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Bwoywonder

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
Bwoywonder

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.