WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 04-09-2019
Sep08

WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 04-09-2019

WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY Coming on like a grown up Beavis, in shorts & flannel shirt, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane starts his first ever solo tour at Nottingham’s mighty Rock City. Whitfield’s voice is still one of rock’s all-time greats, right up there with Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Cornell RIP. The tour posters promise he’ll play “All the songs” from Ugly Kid Joe, Life...

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DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019
Sep08

DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019

DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019 Supporting Whitfield Crane on his first ever tour, DandyLions RAAWWKKED the RAWWWWK CITY! This is a band I’ve never had the opportunity to see live, so I couldn’t believe my luck when I arrived to them sound checking. Like a cross between the Darkness (before they became their own joke) and Andrew WK, the DandyLions could be Nottingham’s best new band. Watching them...

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EELS NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY LIVE REVIEW, 19-08-2019
Aug21

EELS NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY LIVE REVIEW, 19-08-2019

EELS NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY LIVE REVIEW The Nottingham Rock City is still the best venue in the country. And on this lively summer night, EELs opening act Texas Piano Man Robert Ellis has the crowd eating out of his hat. Boasting a natural charisma and dressed in a super white suit and stetson, Ellis looks like Christian Bale or Matthew McConaughey going method for a Wes Anderson film. Like a sexy Colonel Saunders, EELs singer E...

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DMA’S LIVE – MTV Unplugged Review
Aug02

DMA’S LIVE – MTV Unplugged Review

DMA’S LIVE – MTV Unplugged Review The history of MTV Unplugged is engrained in the very wool of Velvet Sheep. There was a time when even the most rebellious of grunge icons couldn’t resist the pull of the stripped down performance. Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and of course Nirvana, were just the excuse these fuzzy felt lambs needed to expose our sensitive sides. Wind forward some 25 years and despite the very concept of...

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LULU LEWIS “Genuine Psychic” Review
Jul16

LULU LEWIS “Genuine Psychic” Review

From New York, Lulu Lewis are husband and wife duo of Pablo Martin (Tom Tom Club, The Du-Rites) and Dylan Hundley (Metropolitan) and we’ve been raving about them for a while here on VS. They’ve been putting in the hours in darkened rooms in the five boroughs, and sharing stages with the likes of Lenny Kaye and Richard Lloyd, and collaborating with the funkiest drummer in post punk, Fugazi & Messthetics Brendan Canty...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY “Neon Primitives” Review
Jul05

BAND OF HOLY JOY “Neon Primitives” Review

Johny Brown is a real poet prophet of our profoundly divided times, and his mercurial group Band of Holy Joy have hit a purple patch in the backdrop of increasing sociopolitical darkness. 2017’s “Funambulist We Love You” was the Velvet Sheep album of the year and it seemed to be both barometer and lightning rod for the year when it was time to decide whether “To Leave Or Remain”. In parts whistful, rueful...

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