I took Matty down the Brudenell for the first time tonight - glad he got to see The Blinders in the old room. We had a spare ticket as Sledge couldn't come and gave it away on the door to a very grateful couple from Wakefield who'd met up with their ticket-less friend from Manchester ...

Lee and I last saw David Byrne at Brixton Academy in 1992 - He came on, did some songs solo on his guitar (including Psycho Killer) then the curtain dropped behind him to reveal a full latin band who played lots of stuff from his awesome 'Rei Momo' album (one of my favourites) and from ...

I've been wanting to see the Lovely eggs for a couple of years but everytime they played Leeds I was either on holiday, or at a wedding or away lecturing.....so annoying....but tonight the stars were aligned and a fantastic night was had by all! First up were the wonderful Mush all the way from Leeds. I've ...

There was a Liverpool invasion down at the Brudenell tonight - think Sledge and I were the only non-scoucers there - and why you may ask - well, the Vyrll Society were in town of course! We got there just as The Astrids were finishing (sorry) and caught the Peach Fuzz set - by their merch ...

RUMBLE!!! An amazing amount of talent on show tonight at Wharf Chambers. Sledge and I went along mainly to see 'Los Pecadores' but were blown away by the whole night - just fantastic! The evening had started with a very different musical style for me, as Commoners Choir sang some backing vocals on a beautiful song ...