Tag Archives: 2011

189. Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse: O2 Academy, Leeds [10.12.11]

188a_Adam Ant [101211]Artist: Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse

Venue: O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 10.12.11

Adam Ant quit the 80s tribute trail and returned to the music scene in his own right. A welcome return with a fine and dandy show.

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187. Peter Hook & The Light: FAC251 The Factory, Manchester [18.5.11]

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Artist: Peter Hook & The Light

Venue: FAC251: The Factory, Manchester

Date: 18.5.11

Closer [Live]: Finely crafted recreations of classic tracks, as Peter Hook & The Light (featuring Rowetta) played a live set of Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ album in its entirety.

For a second consecutive year, this special night at The Factory commemorated the anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death.

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185. From The Jam: Black Flag Venue, Wakefield [1.4.11]

184_From The Jam [010411]Artist: From The Jam

Venue: Black Flag Venue, Wakefield

Date: 1.4.11 [Rescheduled from original date on ticket]

Being a massive fan of The Jam, since the 80s mod revival, I had reservations about seeing ‘Foxton & Co.’ performing such sacred songs live. Such fears were instantly alleviated, as From The Jam proved themselves to be so much more than a tribute band.

Bruce Foxton looked as sharp as ever, living up to his legendary mod status just as much as Paul Weller does. Russell Hastings pays respect to The Jam’s repertoire, performing well known and much loved songs with his own vocal style – never attempting to impersonate Weller.

Face facts; it’s unlikely there’ll ever be a reunion of The Jam. If you want to see their songs performed live with power and passion, From the Jam are one of the best options.