Central Moscow was a revelation during the World Cup as fans mingled and danced their way through the night in Nikolskaya, a long shopping street that runs off Red Square.
Behaviour that wouldn’t be tolerated by authorities by local people was ignored. And thousands of Muscovites came to watch and take part.
Continue reading Knees-ups in Nikolskaya
The thrill of the new has re-energised this most peculiarly talented relic of the punk era.
Continue reading Penetration, The Garage, London
There was one band in the world I wished would re-form – The Only Ones.
Continue reading Only Ones, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (2007)
In the 70s we had the Partridge Family, now we’ve got the Perrett Family. But that’s where the comparison ends.
The Partridges spawned cheesy heart-throb David Cassidy – later to have a life as dysfunctional as Peter Perrett’s seems to have been.
Continue reading Peter Perrett, The Garage, London
KYIV: November 2007.
“You’ll like this,” said Anya. “Shakespeare, no words. Macbeth.”
Continue reading DakhaBrakha, Corn Exchange, Brighton
Tough Thames-side town Tilbury is full of treats.
Majestic dockland windmills and cranes, two forts and . . . a mural of Frank Sinatra?
Continue reading Awopbopaloobop-awopbamboom – Tilbury 0 Needham Market 1
“78 we were there,” shouts someone. These gigs, full of us 50somethings reliving their youth.
The Gang of Four are now a gang of one, plus fill-ins.
Continue reading Gang of Four, Oslo, London