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punk/post-punk live review


Few things bring PDX punks together like a good cause and a benefit show. Long known for its progressive traditions, the city of Portland, and the bands that call it home seem to know no end when it comes to donating their time. Tonight, Contrapact, H.O.P.E.? and Nyx Division entertained the crowd that came together …

Unfortunately, the perils of the M62 and the dreaded Pennines scuppered my chances of making it to the Academy in time to catch the opener, Maelor Hughes, on the bill tonight. When I did arrive, I was met with a sea of Leveller’s shirts, ranging from the early nineties right through to the present day, …

Scene in the Steen household at the end of another day at the coal face. “Hi dear, did you slay the masses again with your angular post punk tunes”? Charlie: Yep! And did you crowd surf amongst your adoring fans? Charlie: Yes, I did! And did you get your top off on stage again? Charlie: …

We’re in for a very different night tonight; with support from July Jones & Sizzy Rocket, this self funded, predominantly ladies & LGBTQ+ event is definitely one of a kind. The smaller than expected audience turns this into the intimate gig that we didn’t know we needed. Both Sizzy Rocket and July Jones have to …

As the lights dim for a sold out first night of the tour for Punk Rock Factory, the atmosphere in the room rises, filling the o2 Academy’s 3rd room from floor to ceiling. The nervous welsh four piece walk on stage in front a personalized LED light of their logo ready to give it their …

Rise Against are more familiar with playing the hallowed main stage at Donington as opposed to the small basement confines of an intimate club in Leeds. This, however, is going to be epic and one for the history books, 50% of Rise Against have made their way across the pond to say hello to a …

Words: Max Falvey Pictures: Ian McDonnell // Carl McGrath “I want tequila on the rocks, I want the keys to all the locks, and I never wanna lockdown again!’. With an unrivalled level of swagger and oozing with pandemic angst, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes began their latest tour in Dublin last night, promoting their …

Saturday, the day before Halloween, was a busy day at the Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, OR. Blessed with an unusually sunny and mild afternoon the cemetery was abuzz with activity. Families were having picnics, young couples were walking hand in hand, photographers were shooting models curled around headstones, and a post-punk band was playing …

Every town with a strong musical tradition has legendary or long-standing venues that provide space for bands to play and to grow.  Portland, Oregon has had many such venues and the Black Water Bar is the latest.  For the last 7 years Black Water Bar has been the only consistent all-ages venue in Portland for DIY music.  Because …

Words: Chloe Ross / Pictures: Ruubez Media It’s almost surreal to step into the attic-like venue that is The Parish on Friday 22nd October. Live music is finally back in full swing after over a year of silenced stages just like this one, and what better way to embrace this fact by welcoming a band …