Stiff Little Fingers, Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh 1st July

A sold out Liquid Rooms on a Sunday night. SLF still command a following.

It’s been a while since I last saw SLF. Going back a few years to an electrifying gig at Glasgow Barrowlands on St Patricks night. At the time the crowd were shouting out for “Gotta Getaway” much to the annoyance of Jake Burns. But this evening without any prompting the band rip into it. It’s a greatest hits setlist with a few “new” ones along the way and some rare live outtings from Now Then (“Is That What You Fought The War For?”).
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PiL Manchester Ritz, 16th June 2018

Long Division 2018 – Sat 2nd June

Whilst sat here vegetating to the Spain Vs Portugal World Cup and drinking far too much red wine I thought I’d try and serve some sort of purpose by bringing some collective thoughts (and photos mainly) to another fantastic Long Division. I’ve been to every god damn one of them must be a fair few now 6 or 7? I’ve blogged some of them in the past – click on the tags if you’re remotely interested.

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Hugh Cornwell – 10th May 2018 Leeds Stylus

Hugh was onstage for around 1 hour as support to Wilko Johnson. Packed out crowd and a solid performance from Hugh. Thrown Away gets the electric treatment and Getting Involved is added to the set.

British Sea Power – 4th May 2018 Nottingham

A warm up date for their “Live at Leeds” gig the following day.