Top gigs for September!
Well September has crept up on us and there is plenty of live music to keep us going throughout. Here is our pick of what gigs top our list this month…
The Cult / The Mission
After a shuffle around of dates,venues and line up the goth lords will be sharing the stage at a number of dates across the UK. Looking like it is going to be a great show, you don’t want to miss out on what may be a one of seeing these guys play together!
Punk pioneer and poet Patti Smith is playing a handful of dates around the country this month. Expect allsorts from this one, spoken word, classic tunes and a whole lot more from the mother of punk.
Coming all the way from Australia, these guys are doing phenomenally well over here right now. Mixing grunge with classic rock, their shows are bound to be packed out so make sure you check them out!
A classic, iconic band if ever there was one. W.A.S.P are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the 30 Years of Thunder tour. Expect shock rock lyrics and a blinding live performance.
Love her or hate her, you cannot deny that she certainly puts on a show. Mixing the daring with the outright bizarre the Gaga is playing a couple of exclusive gigs in the UK as part of her Born This Way Ball. And with The Darkness as support it is certainly going to be rocking!
Tracer - The Plug, Sheffield 28.04.12
On the outside it’s dreary, miserable evening; but inside the plainly bricked Plug Australian trio Tracer are enthralling a crowd with their own brand of rock. A mix up of ‘stoner’ rock with some 70’s grooves thrown in, tonight is Tracer’s first sold out gig in the UK, it doesn’t take long to see why.
First up were locals LittleCrazy and despite their aim to warm the crowd up, they weren’t quite successful. With out of tune guitars, duff notes and backing dancers it was a struggle standing through them. A small redeeming feature came in the form of some thundering bass lines; nevertheless, the end of their set was a welcome moment.
Calmly making their entrance and settling into opener The Bitch, Tracer stood with their backs to the crowd, the psychedelic tones ring round before kicking into the meaty riff of the song. From the get go, the crowd created an energetic atmosphere which the group reciprocated. Devil’s Ride provided the first of many sing along’s tonight as well as plenty of banter; including bassist Leigh Brown hoping he wasn’t the ill-fated pregnancy of the evening! Ripping through an hour long set, the majority coming from Spaces In Between, with the song under the same title being one of the highlights of the evening. It gave Michael Brown a chance to show off the guitar skills that accompany his raw vocals. Despite showing some signs of wear, his vocal presence is captivating. A mash up of Walk Alone and Sabbath’s War Pigs was great ending to their set and left the crowd chanting for more. Returning for their encore, and with screams for Too Much, a night of energetic rock n roll was brought to a close.
With mumblings of the group returning in May, and receiving a publicity boost by Planet Rock, they’re a name you can expect to see cropping up more often!
Photo by me.
April’s gig treats
The Dandy Warhols
The delightfully mystifying Dandy Warhols return to our shores this month to tour their upcoming album This Machine. Go check them out, info here.
Australian trio Tracer are back and bringing their gritty classic rock sound with them. Another group emerging from the bluesy rock n roll ashes, they are well worth checking out. Dates and tickets can be found here.
Legendary blues performer is back for a string of UK arena headline dates. Go and be amazed! Info here.
The Jim Jones Revue
Full of blues swagger and catchy riffs, The Jim Jones Revue will have you dancing all night long! Don’t miss out, tickets can be found here.