Category Guide to live music

March 2018

Music reviews for the month of March 2018Read More

Gary Numan at the O2 Academy, 14th March, 2018

with Nightmare Air

Reviewed by Kashif Hussain

British electronic music progenitor Gary Numan played to a packed out O2 Academy as part of his European tour in support of his latest album Savage (Songs from a Broken World), released last September.

Nightmare Air Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Supporting him was alt rock trio Nightmare Air, hailing from Los Angeles, Gary’s current place of residence. Although the keyboards were piped in, the band formed an intriguing, multi-layered soundscape accentuated by steady percussion and built upon by atmospheric synths, lush bass and dreamy shoegazey riffs.

Bassist Swaan’s dreamy vocals were a perfect fit for their abstract sound, while guitarist Dave’s accompanying vocals provided a nice male/female contrast...

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Metal to the Masses heat 3

5th March 2018

at Duffy’s bar

with Supersonic Death Monkey, Gallows High, Monachopsis and Graves

Tonight’s show was organised by Resin Events and Metal 2 the Masses Leicester.

Reviewed by Kashif Hussain

Music in Leicester returns to Duffy’s for the third heat of Leicester’s Metal 2 The Masses, where four more bands compete to have a shot at playing this year’s instalment of Bloodstock Open Air.

Kicking things off this week are the interestingly named Supersonic Death Monkey, hailing from Derby. Formerly a trio, they recently added a bassist to their line-up, who made his first stage appearance tonight and gave the band a more complete sound. They played tracks from their debut EP Blueprints for Destruction, which they released towards the end of last year...

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2018 27th January

Gig review Ballsdeep at Firebug and The Brew at the Musician on 27th January 2018Read More

2018 13th January

SPH Band Contest at The Soundhouse, 13th January 2018Read More