Live Reviews

The Auteurs @ Quad, London

by Michael Hubbard

The Auteurs were not the next act on after their support band. Whistler, an intriguing mix of Beth Orton and Belle and Sebastian live, finished…



Venini @ Wag Club, London


Imagine that you are on the set of a movie. Just for a moment, assume that the star is Mike Myers and that the costume...

The Frank And Walters @ Borderline, London


The Frank And Walters’ latest album Beauty Becomes More Than Life appeared in shops in July of this year. It is now September and here...

Brassy @ Borderline


“I said B to the R to the A to the S to the S to the Y!” … I’m not into hip-hop and am...

Venini @ The Reading Festival


Silt, who had all but caused a riot at midday in the Carling Premier Tent at the Carling Premier Weekend while drinking Carling Premier, finally...

Black Box Recorder @ Union Chapel, London


I first heard of Black Box Recorder because of The Auteurs, and I suppose I’m not alone. That band’s front man, Luke Haines, co-wrote all...

Venini @ The Bar Fly


If anyone should be under the impression that Venini’s following would include a sizeable portion of Pulp fans, all excited about seeing ex-Pulp guitarist and...

a1 @ Astoria, London


They’re a boy band with a search-engine-friendly name, they’re from the same musical stable as Steps.As I write, they’ve just released one of the most...

Liz Horsman @ Players Theatre, London


She’s signed to the same record label as Blur, she’s gorgeously vampy in her mannerisms and she poses in absolutely the most theatrical fashion imaginable,...

Brian @ Rough Trade Shop, London


It is a beautiful day. Although we’re into late afternoon the sun still smiles on all and sundry assembled on Portobello Road. Sunglasses, vests, t-shirts...

Huun Huur Tu @ Royal Festival Hall, London


I first heard Huun Huur Tu way back in 1996 when my flatmate, an ex-gamekeeper, swordmaster, buddhist, eater of seaweed and political activist, parked himself...

Brian @ Complex, London


Brian. Well, why not? As bands’ names go, there’s been a James. Maybe there’ll be a Dave or a Trevor. This band’s name, as was...