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Poster for Dreadzone 30 years of dread tour

Gig Review: Dreadzone – Worcester

DreadzoneThe Marrs Bar, WorcesterFriday 1st Dec 2023 The Marrs Bar was sold out, and it’s not surprising – who wouldn’t want to grab a ticket to the former Glastonbury Pyramid stage opening Dub-meisters performing on their 30 Years of Dread […]

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Shock Announcement from Nozstock

It is with a heavy heart that we read the announcement that Nozstock 2024 will be the farewell edition. The challenges posed by the financial aftermath of COVID, coupled with the on going cost-of-living crisis, have made the prospect of […]

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Gig Review: Martin Harley, Stirs The Pot: Birmingham

Martin Harley Solo ShowThursday, November 24th 2023 – The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham I hadn’t seen Martin for quite some time and missed him at Upton Blues. So, when the opportunity arose to catch him performing at The Kitchen Garden, […]

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Review: Chris Difford: Not Only…But Also

Chris Difford: Not Only…But AlsoHuntingdon Hall, Worcester, 29th November 2023 It’s been one of those quintessentially British weeks. Subjected to near farcical “hospitality” on Sunday for a whole day, then our weather impacted on every conversation and then I found […]

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Brassy, funky, groovy jazz juice for your soul!

Music Spoken Here presents HOOP!The Marr’s Bar, WorcesterThursday 30th November, 8PM doors, 8:30 start This week to Music Spoken Here welcomes Paul Booth’s Secret Sessions project HOOP to the stage at The Marr’s Bar. This is an incredible lineup of […]

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Gig Review: Dr Feelgood

Dr. Feelgood – live | Gloucester Guildhall | 18/11/2023 Without any discernible ceremony the band clocked-on for their late shift. However, the statement of intent was reflected in their collective gaze, understated swagger and the manner they armed themselves with […]

Poster for SKANKt live at The Marr’s Bar, Worcester

Gig Preview: SKANKt, Worcester

SKANKtThe Marr’s Bar, WorcesterFriday 24th November£8 in advance, £10 on the door In 1999, SKANKt first emerged onto the music scene, initially supporting renowned bands like the Selector, King Prawn, and Bad Manners. Their early journey saw them gradually transitioning […]

Evesham Record Fair, Bengeworth Club

Evesham Record Fair this month

Evesham Record Fair – Bengeworth Club, EveshamSunday 26th November 2023 Evesham, so much more than a market town… The open fire in the Red Lion’s snug is even more popular now the nights are drawing-in. The swollen Avon flows languidly […]

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Damage Limitation by The Human Error EP Review

The impetus urgency of determined youth is breath-taking at times. As captured on the latest offering by local punks the Human Error on their self-made Ep…Damage Limitation. The stalwarts of the punk scene in the 70s spoke of “smashing the […]