I just had to share this with y'all. It is a review that was submitted today for the site and it was also the first ever submission by this writer. The review was of a recent gig by a new band in one of the venues in Dublin. It however won't be published on CLUAS (as we have a policy of not publishing reviews of new acts by new writers, more details on this policy here http://www.cluas.com/forms/new_writer_policy.htm
Anyway, the review submitted is provided below for your enjoyment. I have left the punctuation and spelling exactly as it was when submitted. I have only removed information in the review that would help you identify the band. I note that the name of the writer is also the name of one of the members of the band, but I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt….
The writer has been informed that we won't be publishing the article, and why.
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Band XXX were the classiest act of the night, opening with strength and soul. Playing for their first time in Dublin these boys from ZZZZZZ play like vetrans. Bringing a new meaning to 'Rock anthem'. Dublin needs to hear Band XXX
GIG RATING: 9.5 out of 10
Five guys from ZZZZZ, second ever gig in dublin, and they played with enough energy to fill the point!!! the gig was awesome, unfortunately they were playing first and the advertising was spelt (mispelling of BAND XXX's name), but they got up and showed their quality. Their sound is awesome, real loud riffs with such beats. that drummer is something else, his speed and technique is the best i've ever seen and the voice on that singing lad was so strong and tuneful that you'd never go back to hearing anything else.
the energy they put in to this gig was incredible, most bands wouldnt give it 110% like they did, so awesome to see real passion and determination. they opened with (song title A), such a solid song, it invades your head for the whole day and its worth it!! the middle bit was filled with energy, the music they made was infectious, no one could keep their toes from tapping. (song title B) was class too, that song is deep, "(excerpt of an incredibly deep lyric)", its like a poem in a deep lake or somehting, still waters i guess.
their album is amazing, its in my cd player all the time and i'm not the only one. i cant wait till more hear the BAND XXX sound, they're playing next in (PLACE Z) on (street YYY) on (a certain date), i'm well looking forward to hearing them again.