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Bastille // Waterfront 8.3.13

Saturday, March 9th 2013

The buzz surrounding this band is astounding and they have completely exploded into our collective vision, for very good reason as they adequately prove tonight.

Of Monsters And Men, UEA // 03.03.2013

Monday, March 4th 2013

Cracking show from Iceandic award winner and his protégés.

Bloody Knees & There's Someone In The Pond // Olive's - 09.02.2013

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Great gig, strange venue.

Negative Pegasus, Balaclava Kid & Dad and Star Fields // NAC - 22.02.2013

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Noise, glorious noise. Another top night courtesy of Wombat Wombat & NAC.

Thurston Moore & Michael Chapman // NAC, 02.02.2013

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Brilliance from a veteran of the '60's folk scene meets less than brilliance from a veteran of '80's No Wave.

Michael Chapman & Thurston Moore // Norwich Arts Centre - 02.02.2013

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Guitar Heroes at Norwich Arts Centre

The Joy Formidable & We Are Animal // Waterfront, 23.01.2013

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Muse without the wankiness supported by a(nother) tribute to the Beta Band.

Blood Red Shoes & Wet Nuns, Arts Centre // 21.01.2013

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Cracking gig by great bands. Shame about the stage divers.

Squeeze and Paul Heaton // UEA - 16.12.12

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

The end of tour frolics continue towards the end of their set as Paul Heaton and his band members appear on stage, brooms in hand in their caretaker overalls.

Daughter // Norwich Arts Centre, 14.01.13

Saturday, January 19th 2013

"'Youth' brings an inevitable sing-along, most recent release 'Smother' smoulders, and the shoe-gazey direction on some newer songs is especially inspired"

Demented Are Go // Norwich Arts Centre, 30.11.12

Monday, December 31st 2012

The whole band looked like a bunch of mohicaned reprobates who'd lost a fight with a group of rampaging B-movie zombies. With fake blood dripping from their 'wounds' the band tore through classic tunes with the precision of seasoned pros.

Wombat Wombat Twelfth Birthday Party // NAC - 14.12.2012

Friday, December 21st 2012

Wombat Wombat celebrates twelfth birthday in (dark) style.

The View // The Waterfront, 04.12.12

Thursday, December 6th 2012

"The View, The View, The View are on fire. Now where are those fire extinguishers?" - Steve reviews The View at The Waterfront

Adam Ant // UEA – 21.11.12

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

The atmosphere is overwhelmingly positive and everyone is having so much fun, most of all Adam Ant himself.

Crystal Castles // UEA, 23.11.12

Monday, December 3rd 2012

"Alice led the masses, swaying, raving, sweating, while Ethan flooded the room with searing beats and the lightshow left strobes burned into my eyes."

Lau // Arts Centre, 13.11.12

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Leftfield, slightly twisted, contemporary folk trio.

Bellowhead // OPEN, 09.11.12

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Disappointment from the folk Madness...

Twin Atlantic // UEA 5th November 2012

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Ellie checks out Twin Atlantic at the UEA...

The Jim Jones Revue // The Waterfront, 18.10.12

Monday, November 5th 2012

Exhibiting a stagecraft that in an anyone else's hands could appear cheesy and contrived, in Jim's it just makes you want to be a disciple.

Norwich Sound + Vision // 13.10.12

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Pavlis reports on Day three of NS+V

Norwich Sound + Vision // 12.10.12

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Day two and tiredness starts to set in...

Norwich Sound + Vision // 11.10.12

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Pavlis at the first night of Norwich Sound + Vision 2012.

Bat for Lashes // UEA, 26.10.12

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Bat For Lashes play live at Hallowe'en

Chuck Ragan The Revival Tour // The Waterfront, 17.10.12

Thursday, October 25th 2012

The idea behind 'The Revival Tour' is to bring back the old school, a small town show where the line-up is fluid and the feeling is almost communal...

Benjamin Francis Leftwich // The Waterfront - 19.10.12

Monday, October 22nd 2012

They say variety is the spice of life; I’d have to say Benjamin Francis Leftwich was more like cumin than saffron.

Azealia Banks // The Waterfront, 07.10.12

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Azealia Banks - The ghetto girl gets all up in the Waterfront's grill.

Young Guns // The Waterfront 9.10.12

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Searching for a musically solid, vocally great and energy driven show? Well a Young Guns gig is just the thing for you!

The Meteors // The Waterfront, 20.09.12

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Lenore caught psychobilly pioneers The Meteors live at The Waterfront and got a little more attitude and less music than expected.

The Creepshow // The Waterfront - 13.08.12

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Lenore reviews The Creepshow's gig as they play The Waterfront

Richard Hawley // UEA - 17.09.12

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Richard Hawley; guitar playing good guy...

The Pharcyde // Norwich Arts Centre, 29.07.12

Friday, July 20th 2012

The Pharcyde - Still Phat After All These Years...

Glade Festival 2012 // Houghton Hall, nr Kings Lynn

Monday, July 2nd 2012

‘A different World’ was the promise embroidered on my GLADE wristband and oh my did they deliver.

Feeder // The Waterfront, 26.04.2012

Friday, June 22nd 2012

The energy levels remain as high as ever and Feeder are certainly still fighting fit, you will not see them hitting any walls at this stage of their almost marathon career of twenty one years.

Playfest 2012 // New Eccles Hall nr Quidenham, Norwich

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

"The stage was bombarded by a host of crazily dressed, manically dancing kids, which resulted in big smiles all round..." - Erin reports on the unique vibe at this year's Playfest.

Kindur // NNF2012, Epic Studios - 26.05.2012

Monday, June 11th 2012

"Such great joy and peace being achieved with simple physical dancing...well, it was life affirming." - Lizz enters the world of Kindur...

Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA // NNF2012, Theatre Royal - 26.05.12

Monday, June 11th 2012

"We were treated to a sprawling spoken word intro featuring elements of poetry and lyrics by artists from Captain Beefheart to Gil Scott-Heron, accompanied by Sun Ra’s music." - James Smith enters the strange Spatial world.

The Boy with Tape on His Face // NNF2012, The Spiegeltent - 24.05.12

Monday, June 11th 2012

"Using hand gestures and the most expressive eyes since Wallace and Gromit, he connects and communicates with the audience despite the obvious vocal barrier." - Smiley reviews the show at the Speigeltent

Alex Horne // Norwich Arts Centre - 02.05.2012

Friday, May 11th 2012

"At the present time he is working on his attempt to become the World’s Oldest Man (personal best:33)" - Lizz reviews the Alex Horne gig...

Paradise Lost // The Waterfront - 30.04.12

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

"When gothic metal stalwarts Paradise Lost came calling, the black-clad masses descended on the Waterfront to see them..." - Lenore reviews the Paradise Lost gig.

Deaf Havana // The Waterfront - 25.04.2011

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

"Rushing straight into song Leeches, the venue gets straight into the music and doesn’t seem to stop for air the rest of the night." - Ellie reviews the Deaf Havana gig...