Mark Lanegan Band – London HMV Forum, 04/12/2012

To be honest, I wasn’t going to bother doing anything on this show as I’ve done enough of these already this year! The plan was to chill out, hang out with friends who I’d not seen for a while (one of whom was celebrating her birthday) and just soak in the show without having to worry about thinking about it. There’s also the thing about writing about multiple versions of.. Read More

Best of 2012, 20-11

Whoops!  A bit late with this one, but that’s what a combination of Food Poisoning and the Norovirus will do for you.  Technically, this means that I’ve had even more time than I would otherwise have done in order to get this out of the way, but oh you don’t want to know how that time was eventually spent. Anyway, this is the last of the grouped ones, the final.. Read More

Mark Lanegan Band – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton 22/08/12

  Weeks off work tend to be the busiest times, don’t they?  After an unexpectedly long walk home from being dumped in slightly the wrong county after Sunday’s Afghan Whigs show, I find myself off down the M6 to a city I’ve been through before but never actually to, in order to see Mark Lanegan and his band yet again, in the company of friends.  I should point out that.. Read More

Mark Lanegan Band – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 13/03/2012

This isn’t going to be an especially long or particularly serious review, as to be honest I’ve already done 3 of those this week, this show was spent mostly in the company of friends I don’t get to see anywhere near as much as I’d like to, I was feeling a bit ropey and I fancied a bit of a goof-off. The teenytiny photos that accompany this are more for.. Read More

Mark Lanegan Band – Birmingham HMV Institute 12/03/2012

Argh – I didn’t know that the M6 was going to be shut last night! After being given the grand tour of the entire West Midlands at night, I finally rolled in at 02:40 this morning after setting off on a 90-minute journey at 22:45. So I wasn’t really in the mood for typing anything when I got home. Which is a bit of a shame, as last night’s show.. Read More

Creature With The Atom Brain – The Birds Fly Low

This turned out to be a nice surprise last night – I was perusing the merchandise table at Mark Lanegan’s show in Leeds to try to remember which one of his multitude of live CDs I don’t have, and I noticed that the side table that house opening act Creature With The Atom Brain’s stuff had this extra item on it.  Not in shops until April, it’s really nice that.. Read More

Mark Lanegan Band – Leeds Metropolitan University S.U.

I have spent all day checking my pocket. I have been doing this because all day it has had a ticket for tonight’s show in it and I have been paranoid all day about turning up at the door of the Student Union and producing either a ticket for a different city or – worse – that curious tribute to the surrealist Belgian artist René Magritte’s most famous work The.. Read More

Mark Lanegan Band – Manchester Academy 2, 05/03/2012

How time flies when you’re having fun, eh? I’ve seen Mark Lanegan onstage in various guises in recent years whether it be with Soulsavers, Isobel Campbell, the Gutter Twins (as part of a band or just with partner-in-crime Greg Dulli) or just on his own with an acoustic guitar for company, in a host of buildings including a chapel, a cathedral and an Art-Deco seaside public artspace. Yet it’s been.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

The spate of idea necromancy continues apace, although at least the last time I did one of these was only back in October/November, when I did a whole four in a row before forgetting to do any more.  May as well start to get in the habit again (and, as penance, expand the list from five to ten), as I’ve set myself quite the task for March….  I’ll be seeing.. Read More