Gerard Way It has been two months since London last saw Gerard Way perform live. Tonight in Brixton, he’s playing not only to the adoring fans who filled his Koko show back in November, but also to a couple thousand extras- largely ex-My Chemical Romance obsessives wondering what all the fuss is about. And what is all the fuss about? His debut record ‘Hesitant Alien’ was a commercial and critical success, and his Bowie influenced alt-pop sound has found the hearts of a new generation of fans.


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Roger McGuinn This evening is a walk through Roger McGuinn’s back pages, a sort of Desert Island Discs where songs provoke reminiscences and vice-versa. It is an approach becoming increasingly popular (Ray Davies; Difford & Tilbrook and Midge Ure to name but three current practitioners). It makes for an entertaining evening, not least because McGuinn is such an excellent raconteur. Indeed many of the reminiscences are longer than the songs.


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Jonathan Wilson Thekla in Bristol is a novel venue as it is a cargo ship moored in Bristol’s Mud Dock area, and as we climb aboard the support act Omar Velasco is finishing the final song of his set.  However, this means it is not long until the main act, Jonathan Wilson, is due to take the stage.


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John Mayer Being a big John Mayer fan for a long time it was a great pleasure to be able to finally get to one of his gigs. The anticipation had set in earlier in the day and I was "up for it". Awesome seats, 3rd row middle balcony gave a great view of the stage. I've never sat down at a gig but I was liking the feeling of a Roman Emperor at the Colosseum (in my strange fantasy world). A great night was to be had.


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