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

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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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