When was the last time you could truly say you were thrilled by a band? Tonight, PowerSolo were truly thrilling - best live band I've seen in a long long time.....possibly ever! Amazingly energetic guitar playing, funny and fast - Riff-tastic! - these guys know how to whip up a party. I doubt this will ...

The Quite Interesting Music Society was born at a Dears gig (23rd January 2005) so it was only fitting that the original members conviened again to see them some 12 years later..... First up was Montreal's 'Plants and Animals' who are a really tight band, intense with some great rocking tunes. Couldn't really hear the lyrics ...

A night of glorious riotous youth - not giving a monkeys about what people think - turn it up load, jump in the crowd and crank the fun up to 11 - I'd love to be on their tour bus..... April have swagger and a great shambling sound that's held together by a great frontman - ...

A Cold wet Sunday afternoon saw Sledge Matty and I warming the cockles of our hearts with the Biscuit Badgers at one of the child friendly 'Youth Anthems' gigs at Wharf Chambers - a great turn out with a great atmosphere. Beer, crisps and connect 4. Got talking to Andy and Rachel who had noticed ...

A few years ago I noticed that friends (Hi Helen, Hi Jim) had the cartoonist Tony Husband as a facebook friend. I’ve been a big fan since his ‘Oink!’ comic days so messaged him to see if he wanted an MP3 version of the ‘Oink Song’ - I’d kept the 7” version I had in ...