She was heading for Edinburgh's Fringe Festival.
Since 2011, I have been striving to fill the budget gap for Solace through a music fundraiser called Rock Against Violence. Now in its sixth year, Rock Against Violence has turned into Solace's annual flagship fundraising event. The event is organised and run by a group of volunteers who share the passion in our belief that we truly have the power to change.
Hunter & The Bear Inspired by how critical this service is, among the many others that Solace provides, I founded a music
We haven't seen many bands emerge of late, then out comes a 7 piece all at once! Formed during the spring of 2008, but re-imagined in 2014, are a group of sonically-synced musicians who basically want to blast your eardrums with their socially conscience, hook heavy brand of pop music, and have you loving it.
So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.
We interviewed Nick Clegg in a small and noisy constituency office, and he bounced in the room, a bit like Tigger, and was surprising friendly, especially considering he's had a long day of meetings.
You want to be at the front of the gig? Good. Get to the venue early and queue up like everyone else. Don't wait until the gig has started and then push your way through the crowd to the front - especially if you end up hurting people, knocking them over and splitting up people who want to be able to enjoy the gig together.
Fin and I first met at a house party four years ago. He'd just been to see The XX at Maida Vale studios earlier that day, so was feeling musically inspired to start something new. Although we didn't form THIEF that year, we began sending each other music we liked and kept in contact while I was studying at Sussex Uni in Brighton and he was DJing and running club nights in London.
Clutch are a special band. Their mix of blues-inspired hard-rock is so addictive, so groove-laden, that the room didn't stop moving all night.
Mason Wittmer is the rhythm guitarist for unsigned Pennsylvanian rock band StillWaiting - a man capable of keeping time, strumming