Royal Park Cellar, 13 September 2009 It was just another low-energy Sunday evening in the half-local, half-student Royal Park pub. Few engaged with the balding pool tables, and the karaoke machine thankfully held a dignified silence. But, in the pub’s cellar, a number of creative characters were setting about lighting up the evening’s too-early duskContinue reading “Future Islands and Ear Pwr”
Gigs, eh? I make a point of not really going to any. I’m not sure why: the best musical experiences of my life tend to be live performances. I just can’t be bothered with it. What will the crowd be like? Will I be allowed to dance? Will the band play their best songs, orContinue reading “Gig mithering”
They’ll let anyone write nowadays.
Manchester Ruby Lounge. Support: Growing This was my first time in the Ruby Lounge, and its atmosphere was most conducive to a rock gig. It seems quite new, not yet soiled to the point of a Bar Phono (Leeds) or the old Rio (Bradford). The smoky atmosphere was simulated; probably best not to wonder whatContinue reading “Live Review: Boris, 21st April 2008”