Category Archives: Best gigs

Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia + Ravenous Hounds + Voodoo Boogie DJs @ EPIC 15 May 2018

Another gig I was covering for Outline Magazine, this one a co-production from Punk Rock Blues and Gluttonous Mutt and an early contender for one of the gigs of the year, despite being criminally under-attended yet everyone seemed to feel … Continue reading

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Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra + Hot Raisin @ NAC 26 April 2018

For the second time in the space of a few days I was seeing a band from the US with some of the finest musicians I have ever seen perform.  Still on something of a high from seeing Courtney Marie … Continue reading

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Courtney Marie Andrews @ Islington Assembly Hall + Rough Trade East, 24 April 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews in undoubtedly one of my favourite musical discoveries of the past few years, first coming to my attention on an outstanding live KEXP session but she’s been productively busy for a good ten years or so already. … Continue reading

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The BellRays + Los Pepes + Beast with a Gun @ NAC for Punk Rock Blues 16 March 2018

Heading out it felt like one of those March evenings where winter stretches its icy fingers trying to cling onto the cold and delivering yet more drizzly rain. It meant yet another cold and damp arrival which perhaps explained the … Continue reading

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JD McPherson + Charley Crockett @ NAC 23 February 2018

If a gig is put on by Punk Rock Blues that’s a sure-fire guarantee of quality for me. These nights are superb and even if I don’t know a band I’ll still go because there’s a brand endorsement attached to … Continue reading

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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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