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Grimm Grimm/Hyperdawn/crush – Manchester, Night & Day Café – 20 February 2020

London-based experimentalist Grimm Grimm, the former vocalist for The Screaming Tea Party Koichi Yamanoha, now tours as a rather intriguing blend of experimental and psychedelic folk. Given the later than usual doors, our travelling gigaholic managed to avoid the usual travel chaos that getting to Manchester for 7pm doors entails and arrived in time for the first support act to go on stage…

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HRH Metal IV – Birmingham, O2 Academy – 15 February 2020

The ÜR team headed to Birmingham, the home of metal, on the weekend after the 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s debut album for a weekend of metal goodness at HRH Metal. While the big lad took care of the interviews, it was left to Jonny B to cover the stages for the next couple of days. With three stages to cover and lots of competing slots, he did his best to catch as many of the bands as possible – and he didn’t do a bad job! So with things kicking off at 1pm on the first day, it was time for JB to make his way down to the third stage to check out the first band…

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Polyphia – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s And The Winged Ox – 12 February 2020

Unfortunately, due to the wonderful weather we had in Scotland the week of this gig, getting to the venue was a struggle, so getting to there in time for the support slots wasn’t possible despite Jess R’s vigorous attempts. From what she had heard, though, both of the supports, Unprocessed and Tides Of Man, they put on great shows that the crowd were able to enjoy a lot.

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Buck & Evans – Belfast, Voodoo – 18 February 2020

School night gigs, and especially those in the early part of the week, can be something of a gamble, especially when it could be argued that the act in question could also be seen to be something of an unknown quantity in the territory concerned. Fortunately, unlike some of their notoriously fickle counterparts on the local metal scene, Belfast’s blues crowds are not only extremely knowledgeable but also equally dedicated, and it was a very pleasant surprise to walk into one of our favourite venues on a freezing cold Tuesday evening and find the place practically sold out for this, the debut visit by Buck & Evans.

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