Archive | October, 2013

PiL

REVIEW: Public Image Limited + The Selector @ O2 Academy, Sun 20th Oct

Words by John Noblet Tonight’s double hitter, Public Image Limited (PiL) and The Selecter, maybe one of the stranger tour packages in recent memory. Apart from both acts having their biggest success in the post Punk era of the early eighties, they have little in common. We roll through the O2 Academy doors about an […]

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Babyshambles

REVIEW: Babyshambles @ O2 Academy, Mon Oct 14th

Words by John Noblet The name on the ticket says “Babyshambles” but really what that means is “Pete Doherty and some other guys”, and no one’s particularly bothered who those other guys are. It’s a long time since Doherty’s antics were regularly landing him in the tabloids – remember when he seemed more famous for the […]

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REVIEW: Laura Mvula @ Institute, Tues Oct 8th

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pic from Dawbell As I push through the double doors leading to the Institute’s modestly sized main theatre, I’m instantly struck by the noise. Those of you who regularly attend gigs will find nothing unusual about being able to hear sound at such an event, but the prominent noise tonight […]

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Laura Mvula

PREVIEW: Laura Mvula @ Institute, Tues Oct 8th

Local girl Laura Mvula has had quite a 2013. Releasing her debut album, Sing to the Moon, in March, to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, she went on to perform a memorable set at Glastonbury; just one date on a busy summer schedule that included dates all over Europe, as well as […]

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REVIEW: Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked @ Symphony Hall, Sat Sept 28th

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Katja Ogrin There are some legacies that are just dangerous to mess with; and, especially amongst hardcore music enthusiasts, Joy Division’s is perhaps one of the deadliest. In the brief time pre-New Order, their music, lyrics and imagery struck chords that continued to resonate for decades; with many […]

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