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Professor Green show reviewed!

PROFESSOR GREEN - ROCK CITY MAIN HALL - WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2011

Professor Green - Images by David Baird

Professor Green's sold out show to an eagerly awaiting energetic crowd was quite a spectacle to behold. His first big hitting song that really got the crowd going was O My God from his debut album.

Commanding the stage he got the crowd pumping with hits new and old showcasing his talent and the true scope of his rapping ability, with him on stage was a male/female backing vocal duo and a band that were solid and tight throughout the night.

The show slowed down and went in a different direction as the Hackney rapper returned to his roots and was joined by other rappers on stage to battle, 8 mile style.

The three song encore causes everything from bras to hair extensions to be thrown on the stage and the crowd are still chanting the chorus to the last song of the evening 'Read All About It' as they exit the building.

DJ Shadow Competition!

DJ Shadow Give A Way

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Shed Seven Special Edition EP!

‘A Maximum High’ special collector’s edition EP featuring brand new versions of On Standby, Going For Gold, Bully Boy and Chasing Rainbows out Monday 7th November. Click for more information

Enter Shikari Review! 25/10/11

Enter Shikari held the last gig of their UK tour dates, which has had them traveling around Europe in September, the UK and Ireland in October, at, of course, Rock City.

Within around ten minites of coming on stage, lead singer Rou, after already having clambered through the crowd and surfed about, climbed up onto the balcony and across to the sound booth which he then slid down and dived back into the crowd, Mental.

The crowd loved it. The crowd loved everything, every second of every song, the quiet words of wisdom between songs, bellowing lyrics so loudly that any other band might have been drowned out.

The atmosphere had been set from the start however, with Letlive and Your Demise putting on great shows - Letlive lead singer, Jason started the whole balcony climbing and crowd surfing, while Your Demise at one point were mockingly sexually abusing their friend dressed in a bear outfit.

Needless to say Enter Shikari rose to the challenge, not one person would have left disappointed, especially after they practically ended with Juggernauts and Ok, Time for plan B. Newer songs from album A Flash Flood of Colour still went down great, the progressed sound edging on Dubstep, goes to show that they will remain popular and these kind of crazy, amazing gigs with the, dare I say it, young and reckless fans are not set to become a thing of the past anytime soon.

Photography by Shaun Wootton

Check out this slideshow taken from Rock City house photographer David Baird's website below. To buy prints of this gig or any of his photo's please visit his website Here


Enter Shikari - Images by David Baird

Drive Thru Records 15th Birthday!

Few record labels have done more to encompass the DIY ethic of punk rock than Drive Thru Records. Brother and sister Richard and Stefanie Reines formed the label in 1996, based on a pure and simple business ethic – a love for new music. Working out of their kitchen, Richard and Stefanie have signed and worked with some of the most influential bands to grace the pop-punk and pop rock scenes.

As Drive Thru Records turns 15, fans are able to download all the label’s catalogue including earlier pressings from New Found Glory, The Starting Line, long out of print Rx Bandits and Finch’s early EPs, along with music from Drive-Thru family new-bloods such as Hellogoodbye, Steel Train and Houston Calls. This is in addition to the ‘best of’ and themed compilations.

The label has a long and varied roster; Dashboard Confessional’s Swiss Army Romance was released through Drive Thru, Midtown’s (Save The World, Lose The Girl) lead singer Gabe Saporta now fronts Cobra Starship, and Something Corporate’s Andrew McMahon, who released 2 critically acclaimed albums with the band, is now the frontman of Jack’s Mannequin.

Other bands on the label, including Senses Fail, The Early November, Hidden In Plain View, The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche and The Starting Line have enjoyed enduring success, while Drive Thru has, at every stage, remained true to both themselves and the music. Drive Thru Records represents an entrepreneurial approach to business that is so rare within the music industry: a true success story, against all the odds. From the kitchen table to the office desk, and despite the label being on indefinite hiatus since 2008 (while Richard and Stefanie ventured into artist management) the family run business feel has not been lost.

43 titles are now available to download from iTunes UK with even more coming next month.