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UK Subs & Members

Sunday, December 9th 2018

The Subs are still one of the best - and certainly one of the most reliable - live bands to come out of punk.


Sunday, December 9th 2018

When PVMNTS entered the stage, it was with boundless energy

Operation : Mindcrime

Thursday, December 6th 2018

The Studio was packed, and as the lights went down I immediately felt myself perk up.


Wednesday, December 5th 2018

It all gels incredibly well and it is clear that the duo are enjoying playing together.

From The Jam + Nine Below Zero

Monday, December 3rd 2018

Tom Grennan

Monday, December 3rd 2018

Coasts + Only the Poets

Monday, December 3rd 2018

Saint Raymond

Monday, December 3rd 2018

Stick in The Wheel

Saturday, December 1st 2018

I have been fortunate enough to have visited the Cambridge Folk Festival on two occasions on behalf of Outline and they were brilliant days of sublime music. Pick of my trip in 2016 were Stick In The Wheel, and I’ve been impatiently waiting for them to visit Norwich ever since.

Theatre Of Hate

Thursday, November 29th 2018

So what did I think? Well, it was good but not excellent and I can’t really put my finger on why I did not enjoy it more.

Miles Kane

Tuesday, November 27th 2018

Even before the house lights dimmed the crowd had started up a chant of 'Miles, Miles - Miles Fucking Kane'

Shame + Sorry + Fontaines D.C.

Tuesday, November 27th 2018

Gilmore & Roberts

Tuesday, November 27th 2018

Their voices fit together perfectly  and are also comfortable taking lead, usually on their own compositions. But when you listen to the lyrics of each song you realise that the inspiration often comes from a very specific source.....

Pigeon Detectives

Monday, November 26th 2018

Jessie J

Saturday, November 24th 2018

Whether you are a fan of Jessie or not remains a matter of individual taste, but from what I saw and heard tonight the new material deserves a serious listen – her voice is strong and confident, and the songs are a million miles away from the frothy pop of 2011


Friday, November 23rd 2018


Friday, November 23rd 2018

Soft Machine

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

When a band that originally formed in 1966 changes its name four times......Yet I really should not be worried

The Damned

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

Two things gave this year’s tour an extra edge of anticipation – firstly they are promoting their first new album in 10 years Evil Spirits, and secondly bassist Paul Gray has re-joined the band, having initially spent three successful years with them starting in 1980.

Camille O'Sullivan

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

Deacon Blue

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

The band are currently on a celebratory tour of the UK, and Sunday night at the Theatre Royal was their first visit to Norwich since playing here in 2013.

Dr. Feelgood + British Blues Foundation

Sunday, November 18th 2018

Heaven 17

Saturday, November 17th 2018

Curved Air

Friday, November 16th 2018

Curved Air at The Waterfront

Killing Joke & Turbowolf

Thursday, November 15th 2018

I have been waiting for this gig for over thirty years


Friday, November 9th 2018


Monday, November 5th 2018

Gladboy are an exciting prospect, each individual member bringing something unique and valuable to the mix

Acid Mothers Temple

Monday, November 5th 2018

Acid Mothers of Temple play Norwich once a year and you can always guarantee I will be in the queue to see them

Johnny Marr

Monday, November 5th 2018

I never got to see The Smiths perform live, and Johnny Marr had packed up his guitar and left The Cribs by the time they played Latitude in 2011, so this gig at the Nick Rayns LCR was to be my first up-close encounter with the legendary guitarist

The Wolf Number + Wyldest + Lucille and The Seals

Monday, November 5th 2018

This was the latest Odd Box Promotions night featuring three dreamily compatible acts: the excellent Lucille and the Seals playing their biggest Norwich gig thus far, London's Wyldest, and launching their new EP, The Wolf Number, a band our city should be mighty proud of.


Saturday, November 3rd 2018

Norwich with yet another – Wanderlust - which he showcased at the Norwich Arts Centre on the opening night of his latest tour.

The Velveteers

Friday, November 2nd 2018

It started the previous night, when someone suggested that I really ought to check out The Velveteers at Bermuda Bob's Rum Shack. 'They're a bit like The White Stripes', they explained, before adding cryptically, 'But then, they're not'. I'm intrigued, but could actually do with that night in. I file the suggestion under 'poss, but probs not'.


Friday, November 2nd 2018

I am unsure how the name of Eivør Pálsdóttirremained underneath my radar for quite so long

Lucy Grubb + Aphra + Red Dear

Thursday, November 1st 2018

Goat Girl + Sneaks

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Bugzy Malone + SL

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

The Melvins + Jon Spencer

Friday, October 26th 2018

She Makes War + Ezifreak

Thursday, October 25th 2018

Glenn Tillbrook

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

Black Honey + PINS + Russo

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018