Monthly Archives: August 2011

Spector, Gross Magic & Cymbals, Barfly, 29 August 2011

Tonight is sold out. Spector have a mere two songs available to listen to online and this, their second London headline show, has sold out. The hype around this band is truly impressive, and tonight will only justify it. This gig is a real showcase of new music, with two bands most music-savvy punters have […]

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Cerebral Ballzy, Rough Trade East, 24 August 2011

Brooklyn-based five-piece Cerebral Ballzy (either the greatest or worst band name ever depending on if you’re laughing or paranoid wasted) have been reminding everyone what really great hardcore sounds like since 2008, and their self-titled debut is 20 minutes of undeniably brilliant, fast, simple punk that preaches nothing but skate, drink, fuck and destroy. The […]

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Peter Doherty, The Blues Kitchen, 13 August 2011

It’s 11.30am and already die-hard Doherty fans are drinking in the street and listening to old Libertines albums on repeat. There are 100 tickets left on the door for this somewhat secret gig, and only the most dedicated will get them. This might be a matinee show, starting at 2pm, but you get the feeling […]

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