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The Orielles + Peaness + Gladboy

Sunday, March 1st 2020

Fontaines D.C. + Toy

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

On a relatively unsuspecting, grey Monday evening the critically acclaimed Fontaines D.C. returned to Norwich for the second time.

Smoke Fairies

Monday, February 24th 2020

Black Midi + lll Japonia

Saturday, February 22nd 2020

Independent Venues Week - Floral Image

Sunday, February 2nd 2020

Max Cooper + Abi Wade + DJ Georgie

Saturday, February 1st 2020


Tuesday, January 28th 2020

The Quireboys do nowt new. They aren’t pushing the boundaries of music. What they do is play good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll with tinges of country and blues and they do it bloody well. For a rocking night out, go see the Quireboys. They will not disappoint.

The Wonder Stuff

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

It would appear that the word is indeed out, the Stuffies are still sounding quite brilliant and at the age of fifty three, I am not quite sure how Miles Hunt is still doing it live with so much energy


Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Tonight has been exhausting, in a good way. Three great bands playing to a young ... and passionate crowd. How could it get any better?

Boris + Arabrot

Sunday, December 15th 2019

The music itself was full of stark, thunderous menace, counterpointed with moments of surprising delicacy. On occasion I was gobsmacked by the band’s symphonic ambitions; at other times I felt I was listening to little more than a cacophonous row.

The Neutrinos & Birds of Hell

Saturday, December 14th 2019

Throughout the night, the mutual respect between the two bands becomes clear when they share the stage, feeding off each other’s energy and championing each other’s work. I went into this show with open eyes and ears and left feeling inspired

Kate Rusby

Tuesday, December 10th 2019


Tuesday, December 10th 2019

Primal Scream

Sunday, December 8th 2019

It cannot be denied that it’s the last six songs that completely blow the roof off of the LCR building tonight

Uriah Heep + Diamond Head

Friday, December 6th 2019

The evening inevitably finished on a rousing encore of Easy Livin’ (proving not that every song had to be tricky to be good) and the band grinning from ear to ear as they played. It only served to consolidate the abiding impression throughout, of the strong bond between the men on stage, delighted that they still got to do this for a living.

Beak> & The Hysterical Injury

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Comet Is Coming + Leaftcutter John

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Sports Team + Alfie Templeman

Friday, November 22nd 2019

The Amazons - Demob Happy - Mysterines

Thursday, November 21st 2019

Guitar music is by no means dead. It has just been resting.


Saturday, November 16th 2019

You know you have witnessed a great gig at the Arts Centre when the security have been clappin’ and hollerin’ with as much, if not more, enthusiasm as anyone opinion the audience!

Jade Bird - Annabel Allum - Mosa Wild

Friday, November 15th 2019

If I was going to recommend anyone to go see this year it would be Jade Bird. She opened with the first song on the new album “Ruins”, a song that epitomises her unique blend of vulnerability, powerful grungy vocals and country guitar


Tuesday, November 12th 2019

The new material, in particular Kite, Tallulah, and Guillotine come over really well besides the classic Feeder material High, Feeling A Moment, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Come Back Around, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Comfort In Sound and of course Buck Rogers.

Kate Tempest

Saturday, November 9th 2019

After taking their bows together, she and Clare Uchima leave the stage, and an audience that has just given them the biggest, most rapturous, ovation that I can ever remember hearing at the LCR.


Thursday, November 7th 2019

What a night.

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons - King Creature

Tuesday, November 5th 2019 was with some trepidation that I went along to see him play with his Bastard Sons, and I desperately wanted to like what I found.  What a pleasure it is, therefore, to report what a great band they are....


Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Musically, Clown Smash Everything are hard, fast, heavy and intense, combining the best elements of hardcore, metal and desert rock.

Wild Paths Festival

Friday, November 1st 2019

What a weekend see Pavlis' journey, suffice to say ...his closing words "Here’s hoping there is more of the same next year (and that I manage to get my bike fixed between now and then). Kudos to Ben and the team for putting it together."

The Membranes + Other Half + Skint and Demoralised

Monday, October 28th 2019

The band was uniformly excellent....

Icicle Works

Sunday, October 27th 2019

Take my advice people. Next time he is in the fine City, make an effort to go and see him, if you can get a ticket.

[UNIT] Reach The Moon

Saturday, October 26th 2019

Reach The Moon, managed to achieve what many others have tried and failed to do – to recreate the excitement and overwhelming sense of achievement that emerged from that historic moment on July 20th, 1969

Hot Chip and Rosie Lowe

Friday, October 25th 2019

They may have been around for almost two decades, and may not have visited Norwich for a while but, judging by tonight's show, Hot Chip have certainly not gone off the boil.

Swim Deep + Phoebe Wood

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

Wild Paths Festival

Tuesday, October 22nd 2019

Was Wild Paths 2019 a success? Well, you had better believe it. With its incredibly ambitious goals for a first year, booking a ridiculously rich array of artists and venues, but by galvanising a fantastic team of organisers and volunteers, somehow Ben Street had pulled it off – four days and nights of remarkable shows that reinforced Norwich's position on the musical map, and gave the city's music fans plenty to talk about for months to come. Thank you, Ben.

Heavy Lungs - Wild Paths

Sunday, October 20th 2019


Saturday, October 19th 2019

The gentlemen of Hawklords have long since been able to stand on their own feet, a comfortable distance from their Hawkwind association as they prolifically pump out freshly minted material that continues to impress

Easy Life

Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Snapped Ankles

Wednesday, October 16th 2019


Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Black Flag

Monday, October 14th 2019

Acid mothers Temple - Our Quiet Friends

Sunday, October 13th 2019

Acid Mother Temple are a quite extraordinary genre-defying ensemble of talented Japanese musicians that from the outset delivered  a wall of thunderous sound that was energising, uplifting and just a bit bonkers