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New Model Army // The Waterfront, 27.04.2014

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

The old dogs teach the young pups a lesson.

Blood Red Shoes // Waterfront 29.04.2014

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

Tired but mostly happy.

Horace Andy // Norwich Arts Centre, 18.04.14

Monday, April 28th 2014

Like many of the older reggae artists Horace’s voice sounded absolutely perfect – sweet, delicate and soulful.

Alkaline Trio // The Waterfront 16.04.14

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

To some ‘emo’ may be a dirty word, but not to these guys. After celebrating fifteen years together in 2011, Alkaline Trio returned to The Waterfront to an almost sold out show.

Walk Off The Earth // The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA - 04.04.2014

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

They brought their whole bag of tricks; lights, confetti canons, giant balloons falling from the rafters, smoke canons...

Stiff Little Fingers // The Waterfront - 26.03.14

Monday, April 14th 2014

Jake explained featured lyrics written in 1983 after a night on the town with Phil Lynott! Oh to have been a fly on the wall that night…

The Toy Hearts // Arts Centre 08.03.14

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

What I mistakenly took for rockabilly gals jumping on a bandwagon, turned out to be dedicated musicians with history in both types of music. Country and Western.

Bombay Bicycle Club // UEA - 09.03.14

Thursday, March 13th 2014

If you ignore the faux fervour, the frequent live line-up changes and the nagging feeling that many songs sounded uncannily similar, Bombay Bicycle Club put on a hell of a show that had me utterly enthralled for the best part of an hour.

Kerrang Tour 2014 ft. Limp Bizkit - UEA, 17.02.14

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

If you fall into the category of being on the cusp of puberty or not quite being a fully fledged adult as the previous Millennium, you’ll remember the L.I.M.P Bizkit.

Pharoahe Monche // NAC - 24.02.14

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

Norwich, get the fuck up

Wilko Johnson // Waterfront 01.03.2014

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

A legend delivers.

Boy Jumps Ship, Go.Fly.Win & Avosetta // NAC 27.02.14

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

Two very good bands, poor turn-out.

Xaviers, BK & Dad and The Day The Robots Came // NAC, 21.02.2014

Monday, February 24th 2014

Another Saturday and another mostly excellent Pony Up night at the Arts Centre.

Casual Sex + Long Balls // Epic, 20.02.2014

Monday, February 24th 2014

Great show, poor turnout.

Long Balls & Casual Sex // EPIC Studios 20.02.2014

Monday, February 24th 2014

Where were you?

Royal Blood & Tigercub // Waterfront, 18.02.2014

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Reasonable show from a promising band that needs a longer set.

Heart of a Dog, Wooden Arms & Cove Hithe // NAC - 13.02.2014

Saturday, February 15th 2014

BFR and Elevator Music presents an evening of alt.classical and alt.folk.

Young Fathers & Law // NAC - 08.02.2014

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Second Pony Up hits the target.

Stray Birds // NAC 06.02.2014

Monday, February 10th 2014

Americana that almost made me through my on-existent ten gallon hat in the air and shout yee-haw.

Pony Up Launch Party // NAC - 01.02.2014

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

From Twee Off, here's Pony Up. Five acts for three quid. Bargain.

Spectro presents Independent Venue Week // NAC - 28.1.14

Friday, January 31st 2014

Norwich Arts Centre reigns supreme as one of the best independent venues in the UK.

Gravy Showcase // Norwich Arts Centre - 25.01.14

Monday, January 27th 2014

Local label Gravy Records presents a showcase with five bands, three in the auditorium and two playing all electric-acoustic sets in the bar.

Drugstore, She Makes War & Buoys // NAC - 13.12.13

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

What would numerologists make of wombat wombat's combined 13th birthday and Christmas celebration falling on the final Friday 13th of 2013? Luck, fate or just one of those things? Who knows, this was a great night.

Quasi & Girl In A Thunderbolt // NAC - 12.12.13

Monday, January 13th 2014

Death to the beige. tweeOFF is dead. Long live Pony Up.

Large Professor // NAC - 12.12.13

Monday, December 16th 2013

Havin' it large with Large Professor

Gogol Bordello // UEA - 08.12.13

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

My, oh my, do they deliver that by the bucket-load. Of sweat, that is.

John Smith // NAC - 09.12.13

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

John Smith - Guitar Genius

Palma Violets // The Waterfront - 25.11.13

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Much to my dismay singer and bassist Chilli flounced on in a pair of shades.

Imelda May at Bo Nanafana // OPEN 16.11.13

Monday, November 25th 2013

Imelda May was the main attraction at November's Bo Nanafana, and the Fine City's biggest swing night did not let her down - the Queen of rockabilly had top billing at Open for the hottest (vintage) ticket in town.

Mount Kimbie // Norwich Arts Centre - 15.11.13

Sunday, November 24th 2013

Mount Kimbie sell out Norwich Arts Centre

YUCK, Polterghost & Mega Emotion // NAC - 20.11.2013

Sunday, November 24th 2013

A mixed evening thanks perhaps to prescription drugs (but no beer)

UK Subs // Waterfront 16.11.2013

Monday, November 18th 2013

Old (& not so old) punks rock out

Editors // UEA 13.11.13

Thursday, November 14th 2013

Their storming hits such as 'Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors' and 'Sparks' seemed as relevant as ever, and the band didn’t seem tiresome of playing them in the slightest.

Antlered Man // OPEN 08.11.2013

Monday, November 11th 2013

Another storming performance from AM.

Ghostpoet // NS&V - NAC, 11.10.13

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

The crowd’s ensemble chant of “I heard it in a TV programme” on ‘Run, Run, Run’ was unexpected, but raw,

God Damn // NS&V - Artrocker Stage @ Hog in Armour - 11/10/13

Thursday, October 24th 2013

What to say of the gig? Well, first of all, it was loud, very, very, loud.

Blue // Nick Rayns LCR - 14.10.13

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

The lads certainly brought a big show to the city, pumping all the energy middle aged men possibly can! - Nawaza reviews Blue's comeback.

Norwich Sound + Vision // Day Three - 12.10.2013

Sunday, October 13th 2013

Feeling the fatigue but feeling the noise.

Bastille // UEA 10.10.13

Sunday, October 13th 2013

The heat in the room seems to increase as Bastille prove to the crowd they have come back to Norwich even bigger and better than when they played the Waterfront in March this year

Norwich Sound + Vision // Day Two - 11.10.2013

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Day two and starting to feel a little frazzled