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Peerless Pirates @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford review

Peerless Pirates @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford review.

Peerless Pirates
I was passing by The Wheatsheaf in Oxford last Wednesday evening and thought I’d pop in and say hello to my old mate Joel the sound engineer, who has been engineering sound to some of the finest gigs in Oxford since the 1990’s. After obtaining some ale and ascending the stairs to the stage area, there I was greeted by a sound I hadn’t heard in this place before.

Guillemots review – Under The Bridge, Chelsea Football Club

An Evening Under The Bridge at Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, London.

Under The Bridge is one of my favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, but now I can add it as one of my favorite places to be, too. Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, recently opened the 500-capacity £20million nightclub quite literally under Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge football stadium.

Hated – GG Allin and The Murder Junkies, a Todd Phillips Movie review

Right, listen here you all. Ok? I’ve been going to punk gigs ever since the 70’s, and I pretty much thought that I had seen some of the most outrageous gigs ever known to mankind.

Hated - GG Allin and The Murder Junkies
I had seen the Sex Pistols explode, I used to go ’round with The Clash. I was there when JJ Burnel beat some poor sod up on stage. I played a lot of mad gigs myself in my band 4 Minute Warning.

The Crushing review

The Crushing are a band from Oxford who claim that their songs have teeth and possess their own personas.

The Crushing
“Beasts” are what their drummer Penos calls them. I know this sounds slightly far fetched and you might laugh at such a suggestion in some circles, but after a listen to the first song they offer up off of their debut CD, ‘Quickshooter’ you start to understand where they are coming from and look nervously around for a way out of the building.