Category Archives: Best gigs

The Hempolics + Skipyard Rockers + Take Your Time DJs @ NAC 2 February 2018

I confess to not knowing too much about the Hempolics until I found their listing for the Norwich Arts Centre gig, checked out some videos and their album stream and immediately fell in love with their sound.  This gig and … Continue reading

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Exposure @ NAC, with Shane O’Linski + Hymn + Laura Cannell & André Bosman 12 December 2017

  BBC Radio 3 came to Norwich Arts Centre on this bitterly cold and icy Tuesday evening for a Late Junction special in which the programme is showcasing experimental musical talent around the UK.  For the Norwich edition, which was … Continue reading

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Daddy Long Legs + Tuppenny Bunters @ Bedfords Crypt 22 November 2017

  So good have been all the Punk Rock Blues gigs that I’ve attended – plus of course the Red Rooster Festival – that I consider it a guarantee of “my kind of music”, an endorcement of quality.  Earlier this … Continue reading

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Starcrawler + New Scientists @ Bedfords Crypt, Norwich 3 November 2017

It already feels legendary. In fact, within moments of this gig finishing at least two people said to me “It felt like seeing Nirvana at Norwich Arts Centre!” – they should know, they were there. Alas I was not but … Continue reading

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Acid Mothers Temple + Guranfoe + Organisms @ Waterfront Studio 16 October 2017. Cabbage + The Blinders + Queen Zee & the Sasstones @ NAC 17 October 2017

When the sky turned yellow and otherwordly I knew that the Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. had landed in Norwich for their annual visit, for their appearance at the Norwich Waterfront Studio.     After performing with such … Continue reading

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Twin Guns + Ravenous Hounds + The Lantern Men @ The Underbelly 13 October 2017

What better way to acknowledge Friday 13th than with some mean and dirty “garage noir” in the Rumsey Wells’ Underbelly?  I’m still stunned – in a delighted way – that we had a gig like this for free in the … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Norwich Waterfront 18 September 2017

It’s been a very long wait for me to finally see Sparks perform live for the first time, well over forty years in fact. 20 years since their last visit to Norwich for a UEA gig I was inexplicably absent … Continue reading

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