Category Archives: music review

Gig Review // The Hubbards

For the first time we went to FRUIT in Hull. Fruit is a unique ex-warehouse cultural space on Humber Street in Hull.

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Gig Review // TV Smith + Supports

TV Smith, The Kingcrows, One Chapter Down, Patched Up Parachutes & Neve Stokoe – The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe – Saturday 30th September 2017.

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Gig Review // Los Pacaminos (featuring Paul Young)

Los Pacaminos (featuring Paul Young) and Marshal Bravestar – The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe – Thursday 28th September 2017.

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GIG REVIEW // American Head Charge + Supports

American Head Charge, Liv Sin, In Death, Reptil & Mastiff – The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe – Saturday 16th September 2017. Continue reading GIG REVIEW // American Head Charge + Supports

Gig Review //Arcade Fire @ Baths Hall

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Arcade Fire played The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

Like many people around the world, I was shocked at the announcement that global music superstars Arcade Fire had confirmed they were playing a warm up gig at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, just days before headlining the Isle of Wight festival on Saturday.

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Gig Review // The Kooks @ The Baths Hall

Last night The Kooks played the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. The show was sold out with fans still trying to get last minute tickets from social media. Continue reading Gig Review // The Kooks @ The Baths Hall

Gig Review // Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles + Support

Review & Images by Steven Potter

The Lincoln Imp and Aggressive Management presents Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, The Marras and Sabella.
Former Catfish and the Bottlemen member Billy Bibby, brought his new band Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles to the Lincoln Imp in Scunthorpe, for a fantastic triple header of live music.

Everyone in attendance was treated to three excellent bands, all offering their own style of indie / alternative rock music.

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Gig Review // SNUFF @ Lincoln Imp

The line up consisted of Snuff, Wonk Unit, Vanilla Pod, One Car Pile-Up at The Lincoln Imp on Saturday 8th April.

Saturday night was a bit of a punk nostalgia session with seminal rockers Snuff returning to the imp for the first time in 15 years after reaching the heights of punk rock.

First Support were local boys One Car Pile-Up, who were also having a bit of a reminisce. Their set was quality, well received and they definitely had a few fans in. Towie, on the drums for OCP, then did a second set with next band Vanilla Pod, more high energy, with them moving the mics down off the stage front onto the floor for a more crowd intimate experience. Continue reading Gig Review // SNUFF @ Lincoln Imp

Review// Circus Of Horrors @ The Baths Hall Scunthorpe

The Circus Of Horrors have come a long way since first experiencing them on Britain’s Got Talent. Obviously on a TV audition a lot more is crammed into a small slot of time so I wasn’t quite sure what the full show would entail or how it would be padded out.
Initially first impressions were made by the dazzling set. The props and set design are interesting in themselves.

The show is filled with bright lights and lots of fire and smoke so be prepared to see some pretty fancy staging. The introduction to the show was very comical and got the crowd nicely warmed up with plenty laughable innuendos then it’s onto a great aircraft style introduction video. I don’t mean it says wear your seatbelts (it maybe should) but it makes a fun instructional video and warns people of a nervous disposition to “F**k Off”. I’d say this is pretty acurate as if you’re easily offended or ridiculously squeamish then you are probably at the wrong show because what you are about to see digs deep into some people’s emotions of shock, horror and amazement. I will also warn that if you are crazily scared of clowns then please be prepared as some people in the audience looked at though they may faint or cry at this part of the show. I won’t say what happens but I will say the show does get involved with mixing in the audience at times.

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I really loved the accompanying videos on the multiple screens throughout the performance and the camera man filming the show for the screens did a brilliant job at focusing on the detail of what was going on. In shows like this when you are rows away from the action it can sometimes be a little hard to see and then in turn results in it being less dramatic but the close ups were brilliant. The pyrotechnics and lighting arrangements were quite striking. At times the lights used to illuminate the audience were a little blinding but never the less a very good arrangement.

I am not going to write a play by play of what happened in the show because this show is based on it’s element of surprise so if I went into “this happened and that happened” then you would know what to expect. This show is definitely one that’s better left a mystery until you see it. Although the nice man sat next to me said he had been many times before and enjoyed it more and more each time he came. The shows full live band and the vocals throughout were powerful and rocky and the female vocalist especially had a great rock range.Picture

Be prepared to see some full frontal nudity of the male and female origin and bare in mind this is advised for more mature audiences so the advisory is 16+. There are some pretty raunchy costumes.

All the acts in the show are great entertainers and all dressed to perfection and you will not be bored or disappointed, maybe a bit horrified at some parts but mostly entertained. The show builds suspense nicely as the audience watch intently to see what will happen next.
There is a lot to see from the cast from contortion, to swinging around in the air by their hair to swallowing or attaching things to themselves that you didn’t think possible and plenty of fire to warm your face.

The show is built around the element of combining a freak show and circus into one, which works very well. There were a lot of impressive things throughout the show and I would definitely go see it again next time it comes to the area. I would recommend this show as a MUST SEE. Some shows I walk away and wonder are people getting their money’s worth here, well with this show I don’t need to wonder because YES, YOU ARE! It is great value for money.

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