Review

Lonely The Brave – Live at Plug, Sheffield

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Lonely The Brave’s UK tour got underway in Sheffield on Friday night (30th September) with an impressive performance at the Steel City’s Plug venue.

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Tramlines Festival 2016

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Tramlines Festival returned to Sheffield for an eighth year with it’s biggest line-up ever, featuring the likes of Catfish and The Bottlemen, Dizzee Rascal, The Dandy Warhols, Public Service Broadcasting and DJ Steve Davis among the hundreds of artists performing over the three-day event between 22nd and 24th July.

Attending for a third year, and for the first time ever with a press entry, I watched a total of 17 acts perform during the event across multiple locations – from the Ponderosa’s main stage to O2 Academy, and even the much smaller fringe venues that make the occasion so unique.

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Slam Dunk Festival (North) 2016

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Slam Dunk Festival 2016 got underway in Leeds on Saturday, celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with an impressive line up that included the likes of The Story So Far, Mallory Knox and Young Guns as well as main stage headliner Panic! At The Disco.

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The Vaselines – Live at Plug, Sheffield

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“This is a song by a band called The Vaselines. They’re from Edinburgh, Scotland. And they’re very punk rock.”

Those were the first words uttered by Kurt Cobain to a packed-out crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on 31st  October, 1991. The quiet, long-haired genius then preceded to kick off Nirvana’s Halloween show with a powerful rendition of ‘Jesus Doesn’t  Want Me For A Sunbeam’.

23 years on and this small band from the Scottish capital, admired so greatly by one of the icon’s of music history, embarked on Sheffield’s Plug venue on 27th November 2014 for their penultimate show of the year. (more…)