Tag: Forum

  • Car Seat Headrest Steps Up As Headliner: Live at The Forum

    Car Seat Headrest Steps Up As Headliner: Live at The Forum

    Car Seat Headrest announced themselves with something of a flourish last year, surfacing seemingly fully formed with one of the albums of 2016. It turned out that band leader Will Toledo had already released (at the still tender age of 23) a dozen solo albums on Bandcamp before pulling a band together and signing to […]

  • Kasabian Return With New Album and Rip-Roaring Live Show

    Kasabian Return With New Album and Rip-Roaring Live Show

    Tonight is a Tuesday.  Kasabian’s beloved Leicester City are being knocked out of the Champion’s League. It’s surely no coincidence that the band don’t take the stage of Kentish Town’s Forum until seconds after the final whistle… They might be forgiven for being deflated. But the energy from a large crowd in a small venue […]

  • Why German Heavy Metal Still Matters: Accept – Live at The Forum

    Why German Heavy Metal Still Matters: Accept – Live at The Forum

    As a veteran of several eighties Monsters of Rock Donington festivals, the odd Reading Festival, and a myriad of lesser gigs at Hammersmith Odeon, The Astoria, Dominion, Brixton, The Town and Country Club (now renamed as tonight’s venue, The Forum), et al, I have reached the point (or perhaps “age” is a better word) where […]

  • London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    Let me set the scene: 1987. As yuppies carrying brick-sized mobile phones drank Champagne, wearing garish pin-striped suits and highlights in their hair, London enjoyed the benefits of a booming economy as well as its unfortunate side effects. These included a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, and the ghastly sight of yuppies wearing […]