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Huey And The New Yorkers at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea – review

Review: Jordan Cross gives his verdict on Huey And The New Yorkers at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea… Huey Morgan is still cool. Very cool. Yes, there are a few more grey hairs and a little more give around the jowls since his Fun Lovin’ Criminals heyday. But it’s still there, omnipresent, undeniable and radiating from …

Gigs March 20, 2013

Stornoway at the Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – preview

Oxford quartet Stornoway released their second album Tales From Terra Firma today – so there’s never been a better time to see the indie-folk pioneers in action.   Currently on a 25-date tour last Friday – their first UK headline shows since their acclaimed, sold-out Somerset House performance in front of 3,000 in August 2011 – the …

Gigs March 18, 2013

Huey Morgan: ‘I wasn’t going to do a dubstep record’

Fun Lovin’ Criminal turned award-winning radio DJ Huey Morgan is back with a new band. The half-Puerto Rican, half-Irish singer-songwriter, who now lives in London, has named his new project Huey and the New Yorkers, after his native city. It’s his first solo musical project outside of fronting the groundbreaking rock/soul/hip hop/blues FLCs – and Huey …

Gigs March 18, 2013

Man Without Machines launch debut album at Dundee gig – pictures

Dundee five-piece Man Without Machines launched their debut album The Kreuzberg Press with a hometown gig recently. [Man Without Machines on stage in Dundee – picture: Michael Lambert] See more pictures below… Led by sometime Spare Snare member Adam Lockhart, the band showcased the tougher take on electro-pop that has attracted comparisons to New Order and Gary Numan, throwing …

Gigs March 18, 2013

Elvis Costello to play Forest Live show – ticket details

Elvis Costello and The Imposters have been announced as the sixth and final headline act for this summer’s Forest Live series of concerts. [Elvis Costello on stage in New York recently – Getty] The singer-songwriter, who rose to fame during the 1970s as part of the punk and new wave movement, will perform at Thetford …

Gigs March 18, 2013

Bobby Gillespie: ‘I quit Primal Scream – and nobody noticed’

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has revealed that he once quit the iconic dance-rock band back in the their darkest drug-fuelled days. But he admitted that his brief walk-out following a blazing row went unnoticed by his bandmates, who couldn’t even remember the incident. The recording sessions for Primal Scream’s 1994 follow-up to Screamadelica – …

Gigs March 15, 2013

British Sea Power ‘not treading water’ with new album

Eccentric rockers British Sea Power are back with their fifth studio album at the start of April, and the acclaimed band insist that they’re looking to surprise fans with a fresh approach this time around. Speaking to Yorkshire Post writer Grace Hammond, guitarist Martin Noble explained that they deliberately threw out new songs that sounded too similar to previous efforts, …

Gigs March 15, 2013

5 of the worst live music performances

Following last week’s farce of a Justin Bieber gig at the O2 Arena, and Rihanna’s current vocal woes on tour, there’s never been a better time to mull over all the many things that can go disastrously wrong when a singer or band takes to the stage. From terrible television appearances to shocking arena shows, WOW247 takes a …

Gigs March 11, 2013

Nigel Kennedy: ‘I’d been playing dead geezers’ music too long’

It’s been 20 years since classical music’s enfant terrible Nigel Kennedy famously quit the concert halls – shocking polite society when he returned to public view in the late ’90s performing renditions of rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. And now the acclaimed violinist has revealed he has no regrets about swapping Vivaldi for Voodoo Chile. Speaking in a wide-ranging …

Gigs March 8, 2013

Vintage rock to the fore at Fifestock – preview

The lesser known of two music festivals which happen annually in Kinross – but Fifestock lasts for two weeks, has a roof over its head and eschews chart acts for artists of a certain age performing intimate gigs in a bijou venue. Highlights of this year’s programme include Acoustic Strawbs (9th), Maria Midnight At The …

Gigs March 7, 2013

6 weird venues played by famous music acts

Following the news that superstar DJ Fatboy Slim performed at the Houses Of Parliament in London last night, it’s tempting to wonder whether there’s ever been a more bizarre pairing of venue and star. Well, WOW247 has been looking into the subject – and we can assure you there’s been even more bizarre gigs in …

Gigs March 7, 2013

Campfires in Winter ready to launch debut single at Glasgow show

On the Radar – No 223: Croy band Campfires in Winter have overhauled their sound on debut single White Lights, which they launch with a show in Glasgow this week. Frontman Robert ‘Boab’ Canavan explains all to Patrick McPartlin  … Croy isn’t known as a hotbed of alternative music, but it seems no-one’s told Campfires in Winter, who formed …

Gigs Radar March 6, 2013

Johnny Marr hosts fan Q&A – read the highlights

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr has delighted fans by hosting an online question and answer session ahead of his UK tour this month. Marr, who made his name with iconic indie band The Smiths before going on to play for the likes of The Cribs and Modest Mouse, faced a deluge of queries during his ‘Ask Me …

Gigs March 1, 2013

Kaiser Chiefs at Southampton Guildhall – review

Review: Emma Judd gives her verdict on Kaiser Chiefs‘ show at the Southampton Guildhall… It’s been eight years since the Kaiser Chiefs blew us away with their first album, Employment, and the sell-out crowd at their Southampton Guildhall gig proved the hits from that album are just as popular now as they ever were. Frontman …

Gigs February 27, 2013

Wilko Johnson at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – review

Review: Chris Broom gives his verdict on a farewell show from former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea, Portsmouth… These days, when someone announces a farewell tour, you take it with a pinch of salt and expect to see them back in five or 10 years’ time. But when that tour …

Gigs February 25, 2013

The Charlatans confirmed for Forest Live – ticket details

The Charlatans have been confirmed as the third and final headline act for Forest Live this summer. Other acts to be announced for the programme of Forest Live concerts include Paloma Faith, Blondie, Jessie J, Olly Murs, Jools Holland, The Script and Paul Weller. The band will play the event at its unique woodland setting …

Gigs February 25, 2013

Presley Johnson celebrate album launch

Presley Johnson celebrate the release of their second album at The Charles Bradlaugh in Northampton tomorrow night. Images Of Youth is the four piece’s follow-up to their 2011 self titled debut album and is being released on Northampton’s Stalkers Records. Presley Johnson comprise of Wesley Manning, Jon Martin, Andrew Miller and Alex George. The band’s …

Gigs February 21, 2013
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