Author Andy Close

Yorkshire born, Yorkshire bred and now returned to GOC after a decade in exile down south. One time rock 'n' roll hellraiser now living a slightly quieter life but still trying to get out to see decent rock 'n' roll and listen to awesome new bands whenever the opportunity presents itself. Lives to take the rip, dies from retaliation...

LIVE – Andy J’s Gig Round-Up (20-21/8/2010)


After a few quiet weeks, the gig scene in London appears to be picking up again. So much so in fact that this weekend saw me taking in no less than three gigs in two nights. Now I could’ve written these all up separately but I figured instead, I’d cram ’em all into one article for three reasons – a) it saves space on this site, b) it makes it easier for you to browse dear reader and c) if I’m honest I’m just a bit lazy. So here you go, my gig diary of the weekend – enjoy…

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LIVE – Zombina & The Skeletones (Hackney Stour Space, 26/6/10)


Well this is different. As fellow Pure Rawk scribe Sexy Dave and myself get off the last train east at Hackney Wick station and head through a giant industrial estate called Fish Island somewhere just off the Eastway as the witching hour approaches and the full moon hovers overhead in the sky, it seems kind of apt that we’re heading for a night of zombie rock ‘n’ roll at a converted warehouse.

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