Category Archives: Best gigs

Upstairs Planet : Martin Newell + Long Swords @ NAC 9 January 2020

About 30 years inbetween my first and second times of seeing Martin Newell perform around about 1989. Somewhat amazingly he recalled that “unseasonably warm February lunchtime” way back then when, as Brotherhood of Lizards, he stopped off in Norwich on … Continue reading

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Boris + Årabrot @ NAC 14 December 2019

After the election night gig at the Arts Centre with The Neutrinos and Birds of Hell, in a strange twist of fate my following visit to the NAC a couple of nights later was for a band named Boris!  This … Continue reading

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Starcrawler + Pretty Sick + Glossii @ The Underworld, Camden 21 November 2019

Just over two years ago, in November 2017, after a short trip and very slow journey back from France I arrived back home tired and sleepless just a few hours before heading out again to one of the best and … Continue reading

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Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. + Our Quiet Friends @ NAC 11 October 2019

There is often a danger of getting carried away with excitement and anticipation for an imminent gig by a favourite band but I couldn’t help it with this one.  The extraordinary Acid Mothers Temple on their annual stop-off in Norwich … Continue reading

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Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind + Ravenous Hounds @ Waterfront Studio 26 September 2019

Almost two and a half years since they played a blistering gig in the same venue Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind made a welcome return to the Norwich Waterfront Studio and blew the roof off once again. On that … Continue reading

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Starcrawler + Plague Vendor, for PRB Presents @ NAC 30 June 2019

Just what more can be said about Starcrawler?  Their Norwich gigs just never cease to amaze me. I was overjoyed when I learned that PRB Presents was bringing them back to Norwich as part of a six-date UK leg of … Continue reading

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Shashamane Recommends : The Wash + Phoebe Troup @ Warwick St Live 22 June 2019

Warwick St Live! at the Warwick St Social in the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle seems to go from strength to strength as a music venue with sessions happening every Saturday afternoon as well as some bank holiday specials … Continue reading

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Clare Grogan’s Altered Images + Pin Ups @ Epic Studios 22 June 2019

It was in May of 1982 that having recently turned 18 cycled to the UEA and first saw Altered Images. Now, after a whopping 37 year gap I’m cycling to Epic and seeing them again, albeit with only Clare remaining … Continue reading

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Meat Puppets + Munky + Bleedin’ Noses @ NAC 19 June 2019

Those who headed out to the Arts Centre on a grimly damp June evening were repaid handsomely with a gig that scaled the heights of greatness from headliners Meat Puppets on what, I believe, was there first appearance in Norwich. … Continue reading

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PRB Presents: Guadalupe Plata + Beast With a Gun @ NAC 15 June 2019

The third consecutive gig night of the week meant I was feeling a tad weary but also excited to see Guadalupe Plata back in Norwich again. They played an unforgettable gig for Punk Rock Blues in a Jug Jaw’s Beat … Continue reading

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