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Here's our live gig reviews since June last year.

We've done literally hundreds since we started in 2008 so if you are looking for something before June 2016, try the search box at the top of this page.

ghost GHOST GIVE GLASGOW A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE MASKS
winters endWHEN HULL MET HEAVEN - A WHOLLY HOLY CELEBRATION OF THE JEAN GENIUS OF BOWIE
Andy Rawll
ross the bossROSS THE BOSS BAND HAIL ENGLAND AND SOUND THE CHARGE
massive wagonsGLASGOW LOVES THUNDER AND CATS IN SPACE MORE THAN ROCK'N'ROLL
tragedyDEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT PRODUCE BREATHTAKING DISPLAY AT HAMMERSMITH
Robert Adams
tragedyMETAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, TRAGEDY, BRING THEIR 'HOW DEEP IS YOUR MUM' TOUR TO EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland
black star ridersSCHOOL'S IN AND IT'S AN A-PLUS AT THE CHISWICK INVASION
Sara Harding
black star ridersBLACK STAR RIDERS BOMBARD DUBLIN WITH A SCINTILLATING MASTERCLASS
Brian Boyle
guns n rosesGUNS N' ROSES TURN BANGKOK INTO PARADISE CITY WITH PHENOMENAL SHOW
Mark Taylor
steel pantherSTEEL PANTHER - CLAWS OUT AND ACOUSTIC AT THE CROBAR
Philip Welford
anthraxKOSSOFF - THE BAND PLAYS ON WHIP UP A STORM IN PUTNEY
Steve Göldby
anthrax"THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!" SAYS PAOLO GREGOLETTO AS TRIVIUM BLITZ THE ROUNDHOUSE
anthraxANTHRAX LAY DOWN THE LAW AT GLASGOW'S BARROWLANDS BALLROOM
Johnny Main
echelonTHERE'S NOTHING ELSE LIKE 70000 TONS OF METAL. Ian Sutherland
teslaTESLA STILL COMIN' ATCHA LIVE EVERY NIGHT
Jeff Kunze
skunk anansieRATT SAGA ENDS WITH NEW BEGINNING IN MINNESOTA
Jeff Kunze
teslaTYKETTO ROCK THE ROBIN WITH A FOREVER YOUNG VIGOUR
Chris Nelson
black sabbathBLACK SABBATH PROVIDE AN ELECTRIFYING FUNERAL IN BIRMINGHAM
Mark Taylor
echelonEVIL SCARECROW LEAVE ECSTATIC CROWD BEHIND IN GLASGOW Johnny Main
dirkschneiderNAMM WEEK DELIVERS WORLD CLASS METAL EVERY NIGHT
glenn hughesDEBORAH BONHAM SWEEPS AWAY THE BLUES IN STYLE
Liz Medhurst
kreatorSTARS OUT IN FORCE FOR INAUGURAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTIONS
ian sutherlandSTATUS QUO ROCKIN' ALL OVER GLASGOW'S HYDRA IN PRE-CHRISTMAS ELECTRIC SHOW
Johnny Main
ian sutherlandBRIGHTEST LIGHT FOUND IN AMSTERDAM WITH THE GENTLE STORM AND CELLAR DARLING
Ian Sutherland
bullet for my valentineBULLET FOR MY VALENTINE IGNITE BRIXTON ACADEMY
Luke Milne
the treatmentGLASGOW LOVES THE TREATMENT AND THE TREATMENT LOVE GLASGOW
Johnny Main
kieran robertsonLORDS OF BLACK GIVE A MERCILESS DEBUT SCOTTISH PERFORMANCE
Johnny Main
moonspellMOONSPELL BRING FULL MOON MADNESS TO THE UNDERWORLD
Steve Göldby
magnumSOLDIER DOWN, BUT MAGNUM BATTLE ON AND REIGN SUPREME IN DUBLIN
Brian Boyle
ensiferumENSIFERUM BEAR SWORDS TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE IN LONDON
Steve Göldby
marillionMARILLION: CHALLENGING AND ENGAGING AND STILL WITH AN EDGE
Liz Medhurst
tyrKING OF THE HALL
Andy Rawll
tyrTÝR SEE OFF THEIR DETRACTORS AS UNLEASH THE ARCHERS MAKE LONDON DEBUT OF THE YEAR
last in lineLAST IN LINE DRIVE IT STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART ON DREAM BILLING WITH INGLORIOUS
Liz Medhurst
airbourneAIRBOURNE LIVE IT UP IN A SELL OUT GLASGOW SHOW
Johnny Main
titanfestTITANFEST WINS ITS PLACE AS THE BEST BRITISH INDOOR METAL FESTIVAL
pamela des barresPAMELA DES BARRES REVEALS ALL AT THE ISLINGTON
Sara Harding
3 doors downTHE SENSATIONAL POP EVIL SHINE BRIGHT IN HAMMERSMITH IN NOSTALGIC TRIP WITH 3 DOORS DOWN
Luke 'Loki' Milne
beth hartFIRE ON THE FLOOR IN GLASGOW AS BETH HART GIVES A RED HOT PERFORMANCE
Ian Sutherland
delainDELAIN BATHE IN THE MANCHESTER MOONLIGHT
Ronnie Soo
stonewireMetalTalk AND THE BASTARDS GET STONEWIRED AT THE BIG RED
Sara Harding
mick ralphsSUCCESS FOR WISHBONE ASH FOUNDER MARTIN TURNER IS WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Ian Sutherland
mick ralphsPAUL GILBERT BIGS IT UP AT THE GARAGE
Andy Rawll
mick ralphsKEE MARCELLO SHINES IN THE RAYNES
Andy Rawll
mick ralphsSAXON, FASTWAY AND GIRLSCHOOL GIVE SHEPHERDS BUSH A BATTERING
Mark Taylor
diamond headDIAMOND HEAD GOING STRONG ACROSS THE USA
Tony Conley
yandtY&T TAKE YOU TO THE LIMIT IN GLASGOW WHILE PRAYING MANTIS CRANK IT UP TO THE POWER OF TEN
Johnny Main
mick ralphsZOMBIE OUTBREAK IN LONDON!
Luke 'Loki' Milne
vaderSTREAM OF PASSION GO OUT ON A HIGH AT THEIR LAST EVER UK SHOW
Ian Sutherland
lounge kittensTHE LOUNGE KITTENS LEAVE THE BODIES ON THE FLOOR IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland
jack bruceCREAM RISES TO THE TOP AS STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO JACK BRUCE
nickelbackCANADIAN THUNDER ON THE GLASGOW TUNDRA FROM NICKELBACK AND MONSTER TRUCK
Ian Sutherland
anvilANVIL KEEP PUTTING METAL ON METAL AS THEIR STORY CONTINUES IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland
banish the posersBANGLADESH METALLERS BANISH THE POSERS
Farhan Muhtasim
barb wire dollsBARB WIRE DOLLS TOP A SURREAL BILL AT FIRST EVER GLASGOW SHOW
Johnny Main
black acesAUSSIE WRECKING CREW LOVING LIFE ON THE ROAD IN EUROPE
Sara Harding
black acesDIAMOND HEAD LEAVE EDINBURGH AUDIENCE HELPLESS IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Ian Sutherland
syteriaSYTERIA PROVE THEY'RE NO SHEEPLE AS THEY HIT THE PAISLEY STAGE
Johnny Main
bernie marsdenAMORETTES STEAL LOVE ZOMBIES' THUNDER
Ian Sutherland
cats in spaceCATS IN SPACE AND SPACE ELEVATOR REALLY ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD
Johnny Main
metal talk total rockNIGHT RANGER SING ROCKTEMBER AWAY
Jeff Kunze
simple planSIMPLE PLAN GO SINGING IN THE BANGKOK RAIN
Mark Taylor
mitch malloyIT'S THE RIGHT TIME FOR MITCH MALLOY TO LEAVE HIS VAN HALEN SHADOW BEHIND IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland
iron maidenSTATUS QUO SET THE UNION CHAPEL, ISLINGTON ABLAZE AND THAT'S A FACT
city rockURIAH HEEP AND QUEENSRŸCHE GET EVERYONE SINGING IN THE RAIN IN THE NETHERLANDS. Ian Sutherland
giraffe tongue norchestraGLENN HUGHES AND HIS BAND TO DIE FOR KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE
Tony Conley
giraffe tongue norchestraORCHESTRAL MANOUEVRES IN THE DARK STARRING ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON AND THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. Sara Harding
heartHEART, JOAN JETT AND CHEAP TRICK KICK IT OUT IN DALLAS THREE FOR ALL. Liz Medhurst
diamond headDIAMOND HEAD BRING LIGHTNING TO BILSTON. John Inglis
blackfootTWISTED SISTER COME OUT AND PLAY TO BLOODSTOCKS LARGEST EVER AUDIENCE. Mark Taylor
atomic roosterATOMIC ROOSTER BREAK THE ICE AT CAMBRIDGE ROCK, Danny Mattin
dictators nycDICTATORS NYC PROVE THAT FORTY YEARS ON THEY'RE STILL THE NEXT BIG THING. Ian Sutherland
kentucky headhuntersTHE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS SHOW GLASGOW THAT AT LONG LAST IT'S CHITLIN' TIME. Ian Sutherland
warren haynesWARREN HAYNES TURNS EDINBURGH INTO ASHES AND DUST. Ian Sutherland
nazarethNAZARETH SCORE A WINNER AT CHELSEA'S UNDER THE BRIDGE. Mark Taylor
joe bonamassaJOE BONAMASSA MAKES WORLDS COLLIDE IN GREENWICH WHERE IT WAS TIME FOR A SPECTACULAR EXPLOSION OF BLUES. Liz Medhurst
heartHEART KICK IT OUT FOR THE CROWD IN GLASGOW AND SHOW THEM NO QUARTER. Ian Sutherland
wildfire festivalWET WEATHER AT WISTON MUST MEAN THE LAST DAY OF WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2016. Johnny Main
wildfire festivalSATURDAY AT WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ROCKS IN GLORIOUS (CAIRO) SUNSHINE AND MASSIVE SOUNDS. Johnny Main
wildfire festivalWILDFIRE'S HORRORFLY STAGE DELIVERS HEAVY WITH A CAPITAL H. Johnny Main
wildfire festivalFLAMES ARE FANNED ON WILDFIRE FESTIVAL FRIDAY AS ROCKY ROAD LEADS TO TRIUMPHANT OPENING DAY. Johnny Main
rageALICE COOPER SEEMS LIKE HE'S EIGHTEEN AGAIN WHILE RICK WAKEMAN PUTS ON A WIZARD OF A PERFORMANCE AT STONE FREE
la gunsLA GUNS STUN LONDON WITH COCKED, ROCKED AND LOADED DISPLAY OF FIREPOWER
Andy Rawll
hrhTHIS IS ROCK'N'ROLL AS THE QUIREBOYS CLOSE DAY ONE OF HARD ROCK HELL AOR
Johnny Main
legends of rockBANDS, BOOZE, BANTER AND BEDLAM AT GREAT YARMOUTH
Liz Medhurst and Sara Harding
massive wagonsX JAPAN PRODUCE AN ORIENTAL RHAPSODY OF SIGHT AND SOUND AT WEMBLEY
Andy Rawll
massive wagonsMASON HILL AND MASSIVE WAGONS GIG WILL LAST IN YOUR MEMORY
Johnny Main
winters endBETTER LIVING WITHOUT CHEMISTRY – HUGHES KEEPS ON MOVING
Andy Rawll
winters endWINTER ENDS WHERE THE ROCK BEGINS
Liz Medhurst
joe satrianiJOE SATRIANI SENDS SHOCKWAVES THROUGH BANGKOK WITH MESMERISING SKILL
Mark Taylor
kaleb mccaneWILSON AND WAKEMAN WOW US WITH FABLES, FACTS, FICTION AND PHONICS
Sara Harding
echelonJEFF SCOTT SOTO IS STILL LIVIN' THE LIFE AS HE HITS EDINBURGH WITH CLASSY BRITS BIGFOOT IN TOW
Ian Sutherland
echelonJOURNEY LIGHT UP THE STAR IN THE SKY OF SINGAPORE
Mark Taylor
echelonMARCO MENDOZA HAS GLASGOW HARD ROCK CAFE AUDIENCE IN HIS POCKET. Johnny Main
kaleb mccaneKALEB McCANE BRINGS A FULL MOON TO THE HALF MOON
Sara Harding
teslaTESLA STILL COMIN' ATCHA LIVE EVERY NIGHT
Jeff Kunze
avenged sevenfoldAVENGED SEVENFOLD TAKE 'THE STAGE' TO... WELL... THE STAGE!
Luke Milne
dirkschneiderUDO DIRKSCHNEIDER SHOWS HIS METAL HEART TO CALIFORNIA
glenn hughesLONDON RESONATES WITH HIPPY LOVE AND HARD ROCK IN FLAWLESS GLENN HUGHES PERFORMANCE
Liz Medhurst
rick parfittSABATON AND ACCEPT BANISH THE JANUARY BLUES IN DUBLIN WITH BARBARIC METAL ASSAULT
Brian Boyle
echelonSTEVE ROTHERY TAKES A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Johnny Main
rick parfittJOHN COGHLAN'S QUO PAY SUPERB TRIBUTES TO RICK PARFITT AT EMOTIONAL PUTNEY EVENING
geoff tateGEOFF TATE BUILDS A BRIDGE WITH FANS IN INTIMATE GLASGOW SHOW
Johnny Main
bullet for my valentineBULLET FOR MY VALENTINE IGNITE BRIXTON ACADEMY
Luke Milne
clutchCLUTCH'S NEIL FALLON REVVED UP AND ROCKED THE ROUNDHOUSE
Sara Harding
kieran robertsonKIERAN ROBERTSON KICKSTARTS HEARTS IN HOMETOWN EVENT
Johnny Main
black stone cherryAN EVENING WITH BLACK STONE CHERRY LIKE NO OTHER
Mark Taylor
whiskey myersWHISKEY MYERS BRING GRITTY TEXAS AUTHENTICITY TO GLASGOW
Ian Sutherland
dani filthICED EARTH REACH BOILING POINT AND DELIVER A BURNING TIME AT ELECTRIC
Steve Göldby
avatarAVATAR ARE ALL FEATHERS AND FLESH IN AMAZING FREAKSHOW IN GLASGOW
Ian Sutherland
tyrMETALWORKS PRODUCE A CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT THE LOUNGE
Steve Göldby
tyrTHE WARTOUR HITS THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS WITH MAXIMUM CARNAGE
Jools Green
tyrTHERAPY? AND A VIRGINMARY BLESS THE UNION CHAPEL WITH HEAVENLY SET
Philip Welford
alter bridgeLONG MAY ALTER BRIDGE REIGN AND REMAIN
Andy Rawll
opethSORCERY ABOUNDS AS OPETH PROVIDE DELIVERANCE AT WEMBLEY
Liz Medhurst
hard rock hellHARD ROCK HELL IS COLOURED GINGER BY A GEORDIE IN WONDERLAND
Johnny Main
dead daisiesDEAD DAISIES MAKE SOME NOISE IN GLASGOW WHILE THE ANSWER ARE SPECTACULAR
Johnny Main
unzuchtUNZUCHT AND DARKHAUS IN CONTEST FOR SUPREMACY IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland
cadillac threeCADILLAC THREE GET THEIR BUZZ ON AT THE EMPIRE
Ade Riches
mick ralphsDIRTY THRILLS GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE BIG RED
Philip Welford
hrh 10IT'S HELL IN PWLLHELI! HERE'S WHAT WENT DOWN AT HARD ROCK HELL 10
mick ralphsSURTUR RISES AT AMON AMARTH, TESTAMENT AND GRAND MAGUS ROUNDHOUSE BERSERKER PARTY
stryperSTRYPER COVER BLACK SABBATH ON 'TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL' TOUR
Jeff Kunze
joanne shaw taylorJOANNE SHAW TAYLOR GOES WILD IN DUNFERMLINE
Ian Sutherland
mick ralphsBAD COMPANY SIGN OUT WITH A FINE SWAN SONG
Mark Taylor
status quoLITTLE STEVEN MAKES IT A BIG NIGHT AT THE INDIGO
Keith Adsley
big countryBIG COUNTRY MUCH MORE THAN ONE GREAT THING IN CHELSEA
Amanda Gentle
no sinnerNO SINNER HAVE NO REGRETS AT THE BORDERLINE
Liz Medhurst
tygers of pan tangTYGERS OF PAN TANG ARE BRAVE IN BILSTON
Chris Nelson
scorpionsSCORPIONS SLING SINGAPORE A GOLDEN PERFORMANCE
Mark Taylor
quinphonicKINGFISHER SKY SHINE BRIGHTEST AS FEMALE FRONTED BANDS ROCK BIRMINGHAM'S QUINPHONIC FESTIVAL
Ian Sutherland
virgin marysTHE VIRGINMARYS AND REIGNING DAYS GET PHOTO OPPORTUNITY TO CLAIM TOP BILLING
Ade Riches
steel pantherSTEEL PANTHER MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS AS BUCKCHERRY COOK
Philip Welford
queenQUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT REIGN SUPREME IN BANGKOK
Mott The Dog
of mice and menOF MICE AND MEN PUT IN A HOT PERFORMANCE IN A COLD WORLD
Luke 'Loki' Milne
the tubessTHE TUBES PUT ON A SHOW OF DAZZLING THEATRICALITY AND MUSICIANSHIP
Andy Rawll
suicidal tendenciesTHE MISSION LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING AS THEY ENTHRAL GLASGOW
Johnny Main
cellar darlingSPEED ATTACK AT THE UNDERWORLD
Suicidal Angels, Skull Fist, Evil Invaders, Crisix
bernie marsdenTHERE'S A LOT OF LOVE IN THE HEART OF EDINBURGH FOR BERNIE MARSDEN
Ian Sutherland
metal talk total rockVINCE NEIL TAKES ROCKTEMBER TO THE WILDSIDE
Jeff Kunze
mearfestNWOBHM FANS DIG DEEP FOR A SMASHING MEARFEST
Mark Taylor
black rainBLACKRAIN GO BACK TO BASICS FOR UK CONQUEST
Mark Taylor
terrorvisionTERRORVISION SINK THE SUB 89 WITH A GREATEST HIT LIST
Mark Taylor
antimatterANTIMATTER AND KARI RUESLATTEN PUSH THE DEFINITIVE AT LONDON'S BOSTON MUSIC ROOMS
Ian Sutherland
queensrycheTLT IS DYNAMITE: NEW KING OF RŸCHE N' ROLL IS CROWNED IN ENGLAND. Chris Nelson
absolvaABSOLVA SPIRIT BURNS A FLAME AS GLASGOW TASTES THE BLOOD. Johnny Main
enter the ghostENTER THE GHOST: MERCURY SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, OMNIBUS THEATRE, CLAPHAM COMMON. Andy Rawll
lounge kittensEVERYBODY HATES THE LOUNGE KITTENS BUT THEY HAVE THE LAST LAUGH AT EDINBURGH FRINGE. Ian Sutherland
blue oyster cultBLUE ÖYSTER CULT BRING FORTUNE TO THE LONDON FORUM WITH HISTORIC GIG. Mark Taylor
steelhouseSUNLIGHT FALLS ON STEELHOUSE BUT THEN DOWN IN FALLS COME THE RAIN. Danny Mattin
jorn landeRAMBLIN' MAN FAIR PROVES TO BE A SCORCHER
Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry and more rock Maidstone to its core...
dead daisiesTHE DEAD DAISIES AND INGLORIOUS BLOOM IN DUBLIN ON A NIGHT OF SUMPTUOUS HARD ROCK. Brian Boyle
status quoMAN DOWN STATUS QUO STORM THE CASTLE AS FREDDIE PROVES HE'S READY WITH THESE IMMORTAL CHORDS. Mark Taylor
bad companyBAD COMPANY AND THE WINERY DOGS LIVE FOR THE MUSIC TO ROARS OF APPROVAL IN MINNESOTA. Jeff Kunze
ritchie blackmores rainbowRITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW 'BURN' BIRMINGHAM'S GENTING ARENA WITH SURREAL PERFORMANCE. Mark Taylor
rageKING DIAMOND REIGNS SUPREME AT THE FORUM WITH NOT A CEMENT MIXER IN SIGHT. Philip Welford
testamentTESTAMENT THRASH BARRY MANILOW AT THE O2, LONDON ON CHUCK BILLY'S BIRTHDAY. Steve Göldby
stone brokenSTONE BROKEN ADD ROCK N' ROLL TO THE MENU AT GLASGOW'S HARD ROCK CAFE. Johnny Main
ayreonFROST: The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh gig review by Ian Sutherland
arkadiaINGLORIOUS KEEP THE TRAIN ROLLING AT BILSTON by John Inglis

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