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Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes

With her first contribution on The Substantive Rachel Harms provides the words and a picture from a night seeing Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes at Kentish Town, London. (Full Setlist at the end of the page).

Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes – O2 Forum Kentish Town 22 June 2017

On Thursday 22nd June, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes made a rousing return to London for their only stop in the UK this tour. On an unforgettable night, the unmistakable sound of the Jersey Shore was once again brought to the stage.

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Harriet Harman A Woman;s Work

Harriet Harman’s autobiography, A Woman’s Work, is an account from the frontline of women’s progressive politics from the past thirty years; from a prologue that describes a predatory University lecturer to a later anecdote of being a Deputy Labour Leader in 2009 and being asked to the G20 “wives dinner” rather than the main event, there are depressing little nuggets that colour in the backdrop of what Harman has had to contend with in her tireless efforts to help the lives of others. Continue reading…

Bruce Springsteen in New Zealand 2017

Christchurch and Auckland, Summer ’17

Bruce Springsteen in New Zealand 2017

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ended a five week ‘Summer 2017’ tour with two intelligent, well structured and engrossing sets in New Zealand, one on each island.

The first date in Christchurch was a day prior to the sixth anniversary of the earthquake that killed 185 people, from which the city is still recovering. Following the quake, Springsteen’s My City of Ruins became an anthem and locals petitioned for him to come and play. The show sold out it in an hour and dominated the local media in the days leading up to his visit to the South Island. Continue reading…



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