Review + Photos: Spoon @ Gorilla – Manchester


What kind of band are Spoon? Describing them as a rock band just doesn't cut it. The label is too simplistic. Calling them an indie band also undermines the complexity of their material. Art rock makes them sound inaccessible. They're not. Yet, without really residing in any specific musical enclave

Review: Radiohead @ Emirates Old Trafford – Manchester


The last time I saw Radiohead was during the spring of 1992. A quarter of a century ago, down in the dark and dingy basement bar of Bradford's now defunct Queen's Hall, the unknown Oxford band were supporting a jokey Irish outfit called The Sultans Of Ping FC. They were



I've always been a music fanatic, which means that every holiday or event in my life usually has ties to music. AIR MILES have a fantastic program called AIR MILES Stage Pass which allows Collectors across Canada to use their Dream Miles towards some of the hottest concerts across Canada. On July second,

Review: U2 @ Rose Bowl – Pasadena


A U2 fan told me she stood over 12 hours in line in the 97 degree heat to see the iconic Irishmen this past Sunday. She was not alone. Thousands of other die-hard fans braved heat exhaustion outside Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium just to ensure a good spot in the

Review: Hey Violet @ Sound Control – Manchester

I hadn’t heard much about Hey Violet before their gig at Sound Control in Manchester apart from that they had supported 5SOS on tour and gained a mass of fans from it. What captured me was their performance, it was constantly hyperactive filling the small Manchester venue with squeals of