Over the last few months the Sesh live music night at the Linnet and Lark has been regularly pulling in 150+ people every Tuesday night. Bands from Hull and further afield choose the Princes Avenue pub as the place to be seen.
In the last twelve months the Sesh has grown steadily in popularity so that on any Tuesday you are guaranteed quality entertainment amongst a knowledgeable crowd of musicians and music fans alike. The bar is serviced by friendly staff and stocks a full range of beers bottled lagers spirits and vodka fruit drinks.
Your host on a Tuesday and almost every other night in Linnet is the ever friendly DJ Mak.
He plays a varied mix of current Indie tunes and a large helping of local bands too.
These nights are often frequented by local music aficionados the likes
of Katy Noone -Raw Talent- Jim Coulson -Viking Fm- and Andrew Coe of Yo-Yo can be found
networking and socialising in the more secluded spots.
Every week you will find the cream of Hulls exploding band scene eagerly swapping stories from the weekends' gigs club nights and parties. As said before acts come from far and wide to play the in venue, tonight was certainly no exception.
Substitute hail from Melbourne Australia and band members Phil and Paul -Widj
were in town to play the Raywells Reunion gig the following night at Piper
Wednesday 6th July 05 - Farewell to the Raywells? By Joe Hakim
Tonight we were witness to an acoustic outing from the continent hopping band rather than the usual full band compliment.
This said singer/guitarist Phil backed up by bassist Widj managed to create a surprisingly
full sound between them. .
It's impossible not to have an emotive response to the stirring sounds of Substitute.
Gently rocked up strumming and standout harmonies during Secret Door, introduced us to a set filled with first class musicality and lyrical dynamisms. The aforementioned song conjured up bleak images, by way of its themes of seclusion and denial.
Time signatures shifted around to provide drama and excitement these are reflected in the crowd's responses.
The Aussie lilt was clearly audible during Til we meet the clouds and provided a refreshing change to the usual Northern brogue. With a snappy sideways step there is a shift to a much jagged tempo for a rant against the so-called petty foibles of women.
We learn of the men who lament for what once was; the loss of his friends the loss of his freedom and his hard fought
bachelor lifestyle. She doesn't smoke, she doesn't drink provide fuel for this satirical foray into
the private thoughts of misogynists the world over.
Now he has become inextricably linked to the fairer sex, he feels caged and a desperate need to voice the conflicting desires.
Long, drawn-out vocals contrasting with the upbeat time signatures, make this number the highlight of their set so far. Honest witty and well observed lyrical content. It is during these moments where you see Phil's flair for intelligent verse with poetic awareness.
The line independent and cemented in their views possibly from the song Beyond the moon is vocalized rather than sung to highlight the angry/serious nature of the song. Clever stuff from down under.
Music Reviews - Tuesday 19th July - Killer of Saints at Fibbers, York By Tom Law
I love going to Fibbers. I still have awesome memories of the last time we made the trip to
York to see 36 CrazyFists ... quite possibly the best gig I have ever been to.
So I couldn't have been looking forward to this anymore unless I was dragging the
Pope along for a night out.
Killer of Saints made their way onto the caged stage
Music Reviews - Thursday 14th July - Jelly at The Welly By Michelle Dee inspired by Chris Morphine
Tonight the club is full of 50cents lovers who have just bought the new
Razorlight album, says Chris, the beautiful Morphines guitarist.
By throwing on a string of beads and a brightly coloured scarf, they declare to
all who will listen I am Indie, really!
They have duly paid their £4.00 or £2.00 with NUS cards.
According to the flyer you get this reduced entry if you are a member too,
Music Reviews - Hollywood and Mantra at Ringside By Emily
As I arrived at the Ringside, I noticed that the venue seemed quiet and fairly empty.
However, the turnout was good considering that the gig was promoted solely through the
bands websites and by word of mouth.
As Mantra dragged through a tight set of Pantera style metal;
consisting of heavy riffs and memorable choruses, their confidence and stage
Music Reviews - Saturday 4th June 05 - SideWinder, Mr Mojo, The Vultures, The Cardinals at the New Adelphi By Julia Grant
Unfortunately I arrived late to find that I'd missed the first band of the night, The Cardinals.
I was told that it had been their debut gig.
No doubt I'll get another chance to catch them somewhere soon.
Having already seen The Vultures play once before, I thought I knew more or less what to expect.
It turns out that I can't have paid that much attention to them on that first occasion.
Music Reviews - Tuesday 12th July 05 - The Paddingtons Single Release at Ringside and Signing at HMV By Joe Hakim Photos by Darren Rogers
I'm not quite ready for the sun when I step into it, and if I'm being honest about it I still haven't recovered
from the weekend. I spent it in Bridlington, trying to devise ways to sneak into the Kings of Leon gig.
At the last minute I rolled up to the door with a friend who employed some kind of Jedi mind-trick.
It was a brain bending trick, and needless to say, I got fuckin' smashed in celebration.
Music Reviews - Friday 24th June 05 - Fifty-Nine Violets, the Applewhites, The Vels and Kohiba at The Music Man By Michelle Dee Photos by Darren Rogers
Down the back streets of the city almost opposite an open concrete waste-ground
lies a new music venue with a pioneering culture.
For the last six to eight weeks The Music Man has been pulling in live music lovers
for it's No Holds Bar Friday nights of fun. Proprietor, Fegs says that he wants a
place with a chilled out atmosphere where people can come and party, have a great
Music Reviews - Wednesday 6th July 05 - Farewell to the Raywells? By Joe Hakim Photo Gallery By Michelle Dee
Ah, wet Wednesday, if it's not a cliché already, then it should be.
It's The Raywells' reunion gig at The Piper, so I decide to go.
The fact that I'm getting in for nowt, has absolutely nothing to do with it, honest.
I'm one skint motherfucker, so I have to walk to Newland Avenue from the town centre.
It's a bit of a fuckin' hike, especially when it's pissing it down.
The shit British summer
Music Reviews - Tuesday 5th July 05 - REM at Hull KC Stadium By Steve Rudd photos by Matt Rudd & SMC
The quality of weather couldn't really have been any worse for what is essentially
deemed as being the height of summer, but the relentless rain failed to dumb down most people's spirits.
Unfortunately, myself and (some of) my family arrived late at the venue.
One of my brothers, Martyn (who has long been the biggest REM fan in the family,
and who is almost
Music Reviews - REM / The Zutons / Idlewild - KC Stadium, Hull, 05/07/05 by Nicholas Boldock photos by Matt Rudd & SMC
As is the way with these things, it's chucking it down when Idlewild arrive on stage. Presumably the rain doesn't
bother them - they are from Scotland after all, and therefore no strangers to Biblically-proportioned downpours.
Which is just as well, as the heavens have well and truly opened.
It's a shame that so many people
Music Gig Gallery - 10th May 05 - The Paddingtons at Yo-Yo 10th Birthday By Darren Rogers
Sometimes we get photographs of a Gig in without a review.
Check out some great shots in a 3 page Photo Gallery of The PaddingtonsYo-Yo 10th Birthday By Darren Rogers.
Music Reviews - 6th June 05 - Brian McFadden at Hull City Hall By Matt Rudd
Brian Mcfadden is obviously very well known in the music world with his success
within the boy band Westlife.
But unfortunately for girls everywhere, Westlife split up.
However, this wasn't the end for Brian; he went on to become, well, a rock star.
And on June 6th he came to the Hull City Hall and I was there as Steve (my brother)
had won some tickets
Music Reviews - 18th/19th June 05 - Under The Influence Big Weekender at Adelphi and Welly By Michelle Dee
On a weekend that saw John Hassal's new band Yeti headline at Silhouette, local promoter
Dean Shakespeare of U.T.I. but together an equally good mix of home grown and out of
town musical talent.
Saturday saw new local talent The Black Outs supporting Blue Sand and The Landaus.
Hogboy had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances so the Landaus got
bumped up the billing.
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Music Reviews - Friday 20th May - The Music with Youth Group at Asylum By Andy Dykes
It's hard to believe that Asylum at Hull University Union could be full of students,
all suited, booted and blind drunk celebrating at the end of year ball.
Now that the summer break has hit and the university is all but devoid of students,
it's great to see that there is still a huge crowd at the venue tonight to welcome The Music.