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Bootleg Blondie @ NAC 6 March 2020

My final gig before self-isolating ahead of the inevitable ‘lockdown’ was Bootleg Blondie at Norwich Arts Centre.  They were very good and the atmosphere was great, they obviously have the Blondie drummer Clem Burke’s seal of approval too. (c) shashamane … Continue reading

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Fontaines D.C. @ UEA LCR 24 February + Toyah @ NAC 26 February 2020

  Last night Fontaines DC made their second visit to Norwich with a sold out headline slot at the UEA’s Nick Rayns’ LCR. The place was absolutely rammed and there was a full on mosh-pit going on for the most … Continue reading

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BFR music nights return to Norwich with new home at the Bowling House

For a number of years legendary figure of the Norwich music scene Alex Carson ran regular music nights across the city showcasing local musical talent through his Bare Feet Records (BFR) gigs at venues such as The Birdcage, Plasterers, Gonzo’s … Continue reading

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BC Camplight + Birds of Hell @ NAC 27 January 2020

It appears to be an annual tradition for me that January is all about re-charging followed by the slow process of emergence from hibernation and so for only my second gig night of the year, fittingly during Independent Venue Week, … Continue reading

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Bavarien Rocket Groop album launch preview. Space Studios for Off With Their Records

  Bavarien Rocket Groop are one of the city’s best and most unique bands albeit not one of its best known. That may be about to change with the imminent release of their debut album thanks to Off With Their … Continue reading

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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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The Neutrinos + Birds of Hell @ NAC 12 December 2019

Having previously played in all manner of venues, locations and buildings with inventive set-ups turning gig expectations on their head this Neutrinos double-header with their friends Birds of Hell at Norwich Arts Centre was perhaps by their standards one of … Continue reading

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London Calling + Borrowed Time @ NAC 30 November 2019

The Clash have featured quite a lot for me in various ways of late, which is never a bad thing and they certainly feel as relevant as ever. In the 40th anniversary of the release of London Calling and fresh … Continue reading

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The Comet is Coming + Leafcutter John @ NAC 28 November 2019

Probably the hottest ticket in town and a gig which sold out months ago meant that not only was the NAC absolutely packed but there was also a palpable sense of excitement, anticipation and occasion for the visit of The … Continue reading

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