Paul Weller 27:06:2013

Southampton Guildhall Maybe it was down to the band not having played much this year, maybe it was just a sticky night and the sound was doing battle with the Guildhall’s challenging acoustics, but we were some way south of prime Weller. He did his bit though, leading from the front, jabbing fingers, nodding his Read More…

Beady Eye 26:04:2011

Only a fool went to the Guildhall on Tuesday expecting to see anything that even remotely resembled the singer’s previous band. Although the membership has been drawn entirely from the ranks of Oasis, Beady Eye has precious little to do with that monolithic outfit – not even Liam Gallagher himself. The occasional walk-off aside, his Read More…

Marr, I’m only bleeding…

IF we get the heroes we deserve, we must have done something right to end up with Johnny Marr. I find the former Smiths guitarist in expansive, expressive mood as he prepares to go out on the road for the first time as a full-time member of The Cribs, the punky indie noise factory from Read More…