The rumours of Wilko's impending death were, thank goodness, totally premature. It was such a joy to see him strut his stuff (a)live. The guy's a trooper! Support tonight was from the songsmith extraordinaire, Glen Tilbrook. He showed what a fantastic guitarist he is with a solo set of Squeeze numbers (Pulling mussels from a shell, ...

The annual BBC 6Music festival made it to Liverpool this year. Got tickets for Lee and I to go but on the day things didn't quite work out and I ended up dragging Sledge along. We were late and unfortunately missed a set by Julia Jacklin (sorry!) and an interview with Julian Cope (who I ...

When Sharon Van Etten is touring, and she's not coming to your town, well, you just have to make the effort to go and see her elsewhere don't you......I got these tickets as a Christmas present for Lee.....and now she's put on a gig in Leeds later this year.....ah well.....we haven't been out in our ...

Dame Evelyn Glennie is quite a remarkable character so when we saw saw she was playing in Manchester with the jazz trio HLK, we tought we'd give it a go. Taking the kids was a bit of a risk but as Matty has taken up jazz piano, we thought why not. Walking into the concert ...

I first came across Beans on Toast 6yrs ago when I heard a 'Daytrotter' session of hi. It became a fave with my daughter and I and I've been waiting to see him since.....not sure why I've missed him up 'til now, but it was well worth the wait. His songs are catchy, brutally honest and ...