Author: Keith Tracy

US and Italian stoner rock giants NEBULA and BLACK RAINBOWS are teaming up for a special split record entitled "In Search of the Cosmic Tale: Crossing the Galactic Portal Split", to be released on June 28th via Heavy Psych Sounds. Check...
IGNESCENT SHARE NEW SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO"GOODBYE""FIGHT IN ME"DELUXE EDITIONSET FOR RELEASE ON JULY 26THIgnescent are thrilled to share their new single and lyric video "Goodbye", coinciding with the announcement of the deluxe edition of their debut...

EMPYRE, BASTETTE @ GIFFARD ARMS, WOLVERHAMPTON 18/06/2022

From the days when the Reading Festival was a proper rock festival, through the transformation of Monsters of Rock into Download, the festival scene...

OMD @ SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM 6/11/2019

If, 40 years ago, you'd told either Andy McCluskey or I that I’d be sitting in Symphony Hall watching OMD play to a sold out...

REVIEW: GASOLINE OUTLAWS – GASOLINE OUTLAWS (2019)

Over my many years I’ve ignored a fair number of bands based purely on the band name and that old adage to never judge...

REVIEW: GRETA VAN FLEET – ANTHEM OF THE PEACEFUL ARMY (2018)

It’s hard to think of a band in the last decade or so that in rock circles comes more hyped than Greta Van Fleet,...

REVIEW: POETS OF THE FALL – ULTRAVIOLET (2018)

I am fairly sure that each one of us at some point in our lives has looked at our album collection and wondered how...

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR, MOTE PARK, MAIDSTONE

Right, let’s get the basics out of the way. This is not a band by band review because it’s impossible to see them all,...

BROTHER FIRETRIBE – ACTRESS AND BISHOP, BIRMINGHAM 12/06/2018

Life is full of surprises. Some are good, some leave you in tears. There are some surprises upon which you reflect that it’s pretty...

FOREIGNER @SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM 15/05/2018

Editors note: Two of MV's reviewers were both at the same gig last night. They both decided to spend their hard-earned money on Foreigner,...

MAGNUM, REBECCA DOWNES @SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM 20/04/2018

The irony of the March concert at The Town Hall being frozen and snowed off only to be rearranged for what has turned out...

FALLEN STATE, LIBERTY LIES, PSYCHO VILLAGE @ACADEMY 3, BIRMINGHAM 5/4/2018

The older I get, and believe me I’m incredibly old, the more perplexing certain questions seem to become.  Let me give you some examples. Olives. ...

Steven Wilson @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham 22/3/2018

Who needs drugs when you can have your mind blown by the King of Prog? Should you mention the name of Steven Wilson to a...

ANVIL @ROBIN 2, BILSTON 20/02/2018

Keith goes to the Black Country to watch Anvil do what Anvil do There was a period of time not that long ago (in the...

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