Review Scene: Gogol Bordello – 170 Russell, 14th March 2018

March 20, 2018 Karen Pepper

Okay, so looking up Gogol in a dictionary is an absolute mind-fuck. We all know the meaning of Bordello but Gogol offers a bit more of a challenge. Firstly it could be that Gogol refers to Nikolai Vasilievich, the Russian novelist, dramatist and short-story writer, or it could well be that the Urban Dictionary is correct when it defines Gogol as ‘1. To hit on a girl by ‘accidentally‘ walking into her or 2. To get jacked off by a girl on the dance floor or any public area at a party.‘ […]

Review Scene: Suzi Quatro. Red Hot Summer tour. Mornington. 20th Jan 2018

January 29, 2018 Karen Pepper

After a sold-out tour in 2014, Suzi Quatro is back to headline the ultimate rock n roll line-up. There are few female performers who have a career as successful and versatile as Suzi Quatro. When it comes to summing up her decades of music, there is no better way than to quote Suzi directly – “I will retire when I go onstage, shake my ass and there is silence”. It’s no surprise then to find out that Suzi has never stopped working in one guise or another, whether it is playing her solo rock show to packed houses, hosting her own show on the BBC Radio 2, performing on the West End or penning hit songs. To date, this enigmatic performer has sold over 55 million records, in fact, for a seven-year period in the 1970s she was featured in the British charts for an incredible 101 weeks. Her hits include The Wild One, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, She’s in Love with You and If You Can’t Give Me Love to name a few. […]