Monthly Archives: April 2016

Plague Vendor

PLAGUE VENDOR
The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London -21.4.2016
Photos & live review: Svenja Block

I’m back at The Old Blue Last nearly two years after I first saw Plague Vendor – who call Whittier in California their hometown – perform at the very same place. Shoreditch is still frequented by hipsters on a Thursday evening and the downstairs pub is also still filled with important looking banker types and the like. But up two flights of stairs through a rather narrow hallway and through yet another door we find a little intimate venue that was to be our playground for the night. The DJ’s spinned classic Punk and Rock while we waited in semi darkness for the show to begin…

Stiff Little Fingers

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
The Forum Kentish Town, London
Live review: David Bignell
Photography : Svenja Block

Stiff Little Fingers formed in Belfast, Ireland in 1977. They were at the height of the Punk scene along with Sex Pistols, Sham 69, Buzzcocks etc. but SLF were different. The powerful songs they wrote at the time were personal. They were experiencing the troubles in Northern Ireland first hand and this was brought to attention in their songs.