Review- Camera Obscura at Academy 2, Manchester, Wednesday 5th June

So after so much wishing/hoping/frantically watching listings, I was finally able to see the creators of one of my all-time favourite albums in a live environment. Having released their newest album, Desire Lines, earlier this week, Camera Obscura’s set was based around the new songs, which gel incredibly with their earlier work. Continue reading

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Review- Bruce Springsteen at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, Thursday 21st June

I’ll start with a quick statement. I’ve never been to a stadium show before- in fact, over the last 2-and-a-half years, the largest venue I’ve been in has been Manchester Apollo- the vast majority of places with a capacity of about 350. At The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland AFC’s ground, 55,000 braved the inclement weather for a man rightfully nicknamed, ‘The Boss’. Bit of a culture shock, then. Continue reading

Review- Martin Rev at The New Continental, Preston, Wednesday 23rd May

Yesterday (May 23rd) marked what would have been the 78th birthday of inventor Robert Moog, creator of arguably the most important instrument in pop music since the electric guitar- the Moog synthesiser. So what better way to celebrate that going to see one of the true masters of electronic music- Martin Rev- one half of the incredibly influential New York punk band Suicide. Continue reading