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All Time Low Gig and Pictures!

ALL TIME LOW. 24-1-12. Second Sell Out Show of 2012 already!

With loyal fans queuing and waiting outside Rock City from just before midday this show was always going to be amazing.

This loyal act by the fans of waiting seven hours in the cold is seemingly lost on most people, and perhaps a few of them waiting in the bitter January cold started to doubt why they did it themselves. But when All time Low started to play I'm sure their faith was renewed and they were reassured. Once they get on stage, this bands non-stop energy when playing every song is reason enough by itself. But when you couple it with their completely genuine interaction with the crowd, tongue-in-cheek banter between themselves, you can just tell they are having fun. Which in turn makes every one else have fun.

Their music sounds less processed when played live and seems to feed off of their frenetic stage antics as well as the screaming fans but it does this without losing any of it's quality. All this makes this power pop punk band a must see live band for everybody.

Photography by David Baird


All Time Low - 2012 - Images by David Baird

 

Asking Alexandria Kick off the new year in style!

Asking Alexandria kicked off the new year in style, with a sell out first gig here at Rock City. A sign of good things to come in 2012!

After a wonderful festive period filled with many X-Mas parties, special one-off events and the absolutely banging new years eve - Countdown, we hope you're ready for an onslaught of awesome gigs that we have lined up for you over the next couple of months. Check out the gig listing here

Asking Alexandria came on stage and opened with a belter from their 2011 second album (reckless & Relentless), the abtly named 'Welcome' they then followed this with 3 more songs from that album - closure, breathless & a lesson never learned.

Bounding around the stage the entire band were full of energy, a charismatic Danny Worsnop got the crowd buzzing and had them crowd surfing from the off.

You could tell they were enjoying themselves and so was the crowd, it was a belter of a gig.

Setlist - welcome, closure, breathless, a lesson never learned, not the american average, i was once possibly maybe perhaps a cowboy king, dedication, dear insanity, to the stage, morte et dabo and an encore with alerion and the final episode.

Photography by Shaun Wootton


Adam Ant triumphant return! Gig review

ADAM ANT - ROCK CITY MAIN HALL - THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2011


Adam Ant - Images by David Baird

Adam Ant made a triumphant return to Rock City last night, on his first UK tour in 15 years. An eager crowd waited, a buzz of excitement filled the air as fans of his early punk days and fans of his pop stardom waited side by side. He came onstage adorned in his gold detailed military jacket and feathered pirate hat; he'd gone full dandy and he most certainly did stand and deliver an amazing show.

Those of us in the crowd are instantly reminded that this star was the inspiration for costume designers for Johnny Depp on set for the Pirate's of The Caribbean movies; even some of the fans had adorned his signature white stripe in tribute.

The backing band - The good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse consisted of two drummers and beautifully voiced backing vocalist Georgie Baillie, whom had just wowed the crowd during her bands support slot (Georgie Girl & Her Poussez Posse). I remember hearing her soundcheck earlier in the day and being incredibly reminded of Patti Smith. Those of us with a good memory will remember this burlesque performer's Grandad being prank called by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.

Adam Ant played nearly thirty songs throughout his set and included most of his big hits as well as playing early singles, b-sides & a host of album tracks - which pleased the entire diverse crowd. He initially set the tone for the show by opening with a lesser-known track which, I admit was unbeknown to me. However I am informed it was featured on the soundtrack to the punk movie Jubilee in 1978.

He played one new song to tremendous applause and even ripped open his shirt half way through the set, despite being 57 Adam Ant is most certainly still Prince Charming, owning the stage with unrivaled charisma, he is back and isn't going anywhere any time soon.

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

So we have some DJ Shadow albums to give a way and have decided to run a little competition for you...

Q. Why was DJ Shadow in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records?

Email your answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be in contact with you if you win!