New Jersey ornamented The Front Bottoms fuse their punk-folk-indie to a full house in Southampton

Brian Sella’s persona is alas, tormenting and teasing, with a look of deceitful smugness. It is, as always, Sella’s knack of crafting provoking storytelling as part of each and every song that keeps the crowd on side tonight. Continue reading


Billy Bragg @ Cheese & Grain, Frome – 06/07/2016

If ever there was a time to witness the sonic sermons of Essex troubadour/activist/bloke Billy Bragg then tonight is surely it: wounds still raw from the EU referendum; today’s publication of the Chilcot report; a disintegrating, Corbyn-led Labour; the recent spike in street racism – they all stoke the fire in the belly of the 58-year-old folk-punk hero, setting up what is likely to be more of an event than a gig.

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