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Tom Wilson was a young man who tragically died from an accidental blow to his head during a hockey training session, and was found to have previously volunteered to donate his organs - enabling him to unknowingly  save or vastly improve the lives of several people. Tonight's charity gig in aid of the Tom Wilson Memorial Fund featured Explode The TV, The Priscillas and Love Continue Reading
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Dealing With Damage gigs don’t come around as often as we’d like (damned real-life responsibilities!), but boy, are they worth the wait. These guys play what we shall call ‘smartcore’; melodic post-hardcore with SOMETHING WORTHWHILE TO SAY. Midway Still are one of those bands that make me wish I’d been born a good ten years earlier, not least as I may well have caught them Continue Reading
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A stunning new song joins older classics as Ruts DC get ready for their first ElectrAcoustic full tour! It's undeniable that Ruts DC are one of the best live bands of the last 45 years - their strong lyrics and music a constant and enduring source of their popularity. Building upon the legacy begun by Malcolm Owen, Paul Fox, David Ruffy and John 'Segs' Jennings back in Continue Reading
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Portsmouth based Post-Punk/Goth band Torpedoes have just released their fourth album ‘Heaven’s Light Our Guide’. In this magnum opus, principal songwriter Ray (Razor) Fagan (Ex Red Letter Day) gives his take on the world we must all inhabit whether we like it or not, across 20 tracks. With 'Heaven’s Light Our Guide' Torpedoes have created a poetic body of work that nods Continue Reading
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Legendary British punk band UK Subs played Amsterdam's Melkweg two days after frontman Charlie Harper's recent 80th Birthday! Just as in Utrecht in 2023, pop punks Nasty Rumours from Switzerland opened for the Subs. They played their melodic songs fast and enthusiastically! The UK Subs sounded even better than during their 2023 shows in Utrecht, Eindhoven, Drachten and at Continue Reading
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On 11 May, the Resistor venue in Leiden, the Netherlands, hosted a concert by one band from China, and one band from Belgium. Resistor is a DIY place, often attracting enthusiastic audiences to punk gigs. Dummy Toys play fast, raw, punk with lyrics about subjects like environmental destruction, freedom and domestic violence. Support band Unwanted Tattoo sounded a bit like Continue Reading