It is 7.30 pm on Friday in London, and the 2000-capacity room at Here at Outernet is filling up. You can hear excited chatter all around, anticipation from a crowd that has been promised an event full of the best type of live music.
Bubblegum-grunge outfit Shit Present played a charming bedroom-y set at The Exchange, Bristol, just a month after releasing their latest single – the first output from the band since 2016 – to an overjoyed crowd over the past weekend.
“In general, authoritarian structures in artistic situations yield really cool results,” art-rock heavyweight Charlie Looker tells me, sitting by the bowling alley opposite Bristol’s Rough Trade venue moments before the show starts.
Embarking on their first US tour, Mexican anti-boy band AQUIHAYAQUIHAY introduced Los Angeles fans to their unique style of R&B/hip-hop, providing yet another example of what Mexican artists have to offer the US music industry.
There’s no place like San Antonio for a good show. The Tech Port Center was the perfect venue for the Trinity of Terror tour. Atreyu, Motionless in white, Ice Nine Kills, and Black Veil Brides, all on one stage.
As the temperature keeps dropping in Texas, the heat of the venues keeps rising. Amon Amarth finally made their way to San Antonio, and the excitement was palpable in the air as they took to center stage to enchant the fans with their fierce songs and thumping drums.