LIVE REVIEW: SHE DREW THE GUN

She Drew The Gun Future Yard, Birkenhead, 19 September 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The live music scene has been devastated by the response to COVID-19, venues are closing all over the country, and both doom and gloom are present like Red Stripe and Jack Daniels in the hearts and minds of music … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE LIBERTINES

The Libertines Virgin Money Unity Arena, Newcastle, 29 August 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Yes, we all know the socially-distant gigs at Newcastle’s makeshift arena at Gosforth Park  aren’t the most visceral of prospects, and it is very easy to offer criticism of them as corporate blandness masquerading as a music festival, but … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: FILTHY TRICKS

Filthy Tricks The Snig, Widnes, 22nd August 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It took a while, but after one hundred and sixty days I was finally at a gig once more.  I had spent a lot of time imagining my first gig back, but I don’t think that I expected it to be … Continue reading

Live Review: Rats – Liverpool

Rats Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 21st February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Outside may have been howling a gale as the latest sensibly-named storm hit town, but inside Invisible Wind Factory over one thousand primarily young music fans had just had one of the best nights of their lives by cheering on Rats‘ … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender 2020

Neighbourhood Weekender 2020 Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter When Neighbourhood Weekender has launched two years ago as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of our Summer. Last year a bigger group … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Liverpool

Blossoms O2 Academy Liverpool, 15th February 2020 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Brian Sayle Happy Valentines indeed – anyone looking to impress their Blossoms loving other half this weekend just gone, would have been an absolute hero had they been able to secure them some tickets to this tiny show. I wouldn’t normally consider the o2 … Continue reading

Live Review: The Mysterines – Liverpool

The Mysterines Jimmys, Liverpool, 7th December 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Fi Carroll I have been waiting for this gig with some anticipation. It’s not like I haven’t had my fill of this band for a while now. In fact I’ve seen them 6 times now this year and possibly there might have been one … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender Guild of Students, Liverpool, 23 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Elena Katrina   At Popped Music we all love Sam Fender with only one exception… Me.  I don’t dislike him as a person (very much the opposite in fact), nor do I hate his music.  It is just one of … Continue reading

Festival review: Highest Point 2019

Highest Point 17th – 19th May 2019, Williamson Park, Lancaster Words & Photography: Gary Lambert It is never the big headline performances that make you fall in love with certain festivals.  They’re actually superfluous to making the event feel special. Instead it is the little things, the efforts made by the organisers and staff that … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Festival 2019

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Dot To Dot Festival 2019 Various venues Manchester 24 May 2019// Bristol 25 May 2019 // Nottingham 26 May 2019 Tickets Words: Gary Lambert Dot To Dot is not just one of the best metropolitan festivals or one of the best festivals for new bands, it is consistently one of the best festivals on the … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … Continue reading

Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender Words: Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter When Neighbourhood Weekender was launched last year as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of my summer. Usually, I would give a new festival a couple of … Continue reading

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