This is the home page for the Reviews Section ∏

Page last updated: 2nd May 2015

This page links to pages and posts that review live music gigs, festivals and recorded music.

Reviews of live music for 2013 and 2014

Reviews of recorded music are also published on our listening post pages.

For other kinds of reviews see our contents section.


Monthly round-ups of music in 2015

Reviews of live music gigs are now listed in our monthly pages called Round-up of live music.

See for examples Round-up of live music for May

Music diary for 2014

Music diary provided a listing of all  gigs we attended each month and linked to the main featured reviews of live music events in 2014

Music diary home page

Music diary for May

Music diary for April

Music diary for March

Music diary for February

Music diary for January

That Was… postings

We used to publish month by month updates about the gigs we went to

That was December 2014

That was November 2014

That was October 2014

That was September 2014

That was August 2014

Featured gig reviews 2014

Young Bands Showcase

I Wanna Be A Rockstar

Joe Buck at The Musician

Play@LMF semi-finals

OBS Callbacks

Midnight Wire

Ash Mammal

Formal Warning

Indiepop Alldayer

Elizabeth Cornish

Math Rock

Original Bands Showcase 2014

Flying Kangaroo Alliance and Midnight Wire

Stu Crown and The Bobcats at Pi Bar

Young bands feature at Shed music night

By the Rivers at The Soundhouse


Dr X with the Bobcats

Royal Blood

Skam at the O2


Superevolver at the Cookie Jar

Mahalia at the Cookie Jar

God Damn at the Cookie Jar

obsUnplugged on 7th January

obsUnplugged for 2nd January

See all our posted reviews

See also our page of festival reports.

Reviews of recorded music

We publish reviews of singles, EPs and albums in pages called Listening Post

See our page of record reviews for 2013

See our page about new tracks

Latest videos from bands and singers

Festival reviews

Reviews of gigs for 2013

I. Read our special reviews

obs Unplugged launch night

Resin’s night at the Firebug

The Darkness

Midnight Wire’s ‘secret gig’

The Bobcats and 8Miles High at the Musician

Sam Bailey at The Athena

The Vinyls at The Shed

Chrome Molly at The Shed

By the Rivers at the O2

Demons of Ruby Mae at the Y

The Fores at the O2 with Jonezy

Formal Warning’s last ever gig

The Fores headline the O2 Academy

Skam at the O2 Academy

The Boomtown Rats in Nottingham

The Vamps play at Abbey Park

Madina Lake in Leicester with fearless Vampire Killers

Death Valley by Leicester band The Furies

Lawson in Leicester

Satellite Empire’s anniversary show

Alexander O’Neal in Leicester

Axis Mundi album

Singers of Distinction 2013

II.   Read our monthly reviews of gigs in 2013

For a quick round of gigs, see our Music Diary for

June | July | August | September | October | November | December

III. City Link-Up Unsigned shows in 2013

An event showcasing talented artists around the UK.   They showcase some of the top up and coming artists playing the best in Urban & Acoustic music. They Strive to feature artists that are serious about their game and share a positive message to the masses.

City Link-Up Unsigned  May

City Link-Up Unsigned  June

City Link-Up Unsigned July

City Link-Up Unsigned August

City Link-Up Unsigned September

City Link-Up Unsigned October

City Link-Up Unsigned November

See the page on Facebook for City Link Up

IV. Festival reviews 2013

Cosby Big Love festival review


Foxton Locks

Glastonbudget Festival

Hinckley Festival

Riverside festival

Simon Says

Strawberry Fields

Western Park

List of all festival reviews

V. Reviews of recorded music

Record reviews

Tracks and recordings

Videos from Leicester bands

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Music media for radio and podcasts

Services for musicians