This ain’t no Hank Williams song…

Buying a ticket to see German industrial hard rockers Rammstein seemed like a good idea at the time, and then afterwards I started to have a few hesitations, as the fans give over a certain image being a fairly hard & intense crowd, and though I’ve survived Iron Maiden and …

A weekend of old angry white males

Every now and again a weekend comes up which culminates in an almost shellshocked feeling of “Wow, how lucky am I?!”.  And the 15th was the beginning of just such a weekend, because it started with a chance to see marathon-talking & epically curious global documenter Henry Rollins at Royal …

We 4 at U2

Went & saw U2 on Friday night (the other week… 14th, I think it was) out at the London Cathedral to Football: Wembley Stadium.  I’d never been to a U2 gig before. I think it’s fair to say that it was massively frigging impressive. They’re not a band that I’ve …

Keeping busy

Hmm, been doing a bit much waving around of opinions & reminiscing, and not enough recounting of what in the Dickens I’ve been up to lately, so here’s a roundup (in reverse chronological order). 29th : Night of 400 Billion Stars / Robin Ince & Friends – returning to the …

Firestarters must breathe my bitch up.

Review of The Prodigy at Wembley Arena:  Quite good. Slightly more informative review: Given that going to see an electronic rock/breakbeats act warrants more than a series of complaints about the length of the queue to get in, it seemed relevant to at least remark on the fact it ever …

Qype: Ronnie’s Bar in London

London The bar upstairs from Ronnie Scott’s (imaginitively named, “Ronnie’s Bar”) was previously Members Only – however all that’s changed now, and it gives the rest of us access to quite a funky little room! Open nightly from 6pm, or from 9pm for a small fee, you can head up …