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Northern Monk Refectory Leeds

🍻 the list: Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds LS2 8JP Brewdog (North Street), Crispin House, New York Road, Leeds, LS2 7PF The Brunswick, 82 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ Further North, 194 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NZ Headrow House, 24 New Briggate, … Continue reading Leeds

York

🍻 the list: Brew York, Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TT Brewdog, 130-134 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX The Fossgate Tap, 54-56 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TF House of The Trembling Madness (Lendal), 14 Lendal, York, YO1 8AA The House of The Trembling Madness (Stonegate), 48 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS Pavement Vaults, 2 Piccadilly, York, … Continue reading York

Less Than Jake at 30 – Part 4: Borders & Boundaries

TL;DR - Borders & Boundaries is my favourite Less Than Jake album. There may be records in their back catalogue that sound better, bigger hits may be housed elsewhere, but in viewing albums as a consistent line of thought, this is the band's greatest success, in my humble opinion. The name and artwork alone lend … Continue reading Less Than Jake at 30 – Part 4: Borders & Boundaries

Less Than Jake at 30 – Part 2 and 3: Losing Streak / Hello Rockview

Some international readers may wonder why I'm including LTJ albums two and three in one post. UK fans will likely know straight away. In Spring 2002 I took a trip to London with my Mum. While she went to a specialist hospital appointment I walked from London Waterloo, across the Thames, up through Charing Cross … Continue reading Less Than Jake at 30 – Part 2 and 3: Losing Streak / Hello Rockview

Less Than Jake at 30 – Honourable Mention: The Bruce Lee Band

I’m including this album in my revisit of the Less Than Jake catalogue because three members of the band played on this record. The Bruce Lee Band (sometimes stylised as The B. Lee Band for obvious copyright reasons) is one of Asian Man Records' founder Mike Park's many projects. The band is still active today, albeit with a … Continue reading Less Than Jake at 30 – Honourable Mention: The Bruce Lee Band

Tuesday 12th February 2019 – CHVRCHES w/ Let’s Eat Grandma at O2 Academy Bournemouth

It’s crazy that it took 6 years for me to see my favourite band of the 2010’s, and when the opportunity finally worked out, it was on my own doorstep. I could write this whole post about why I love CHVRCHES so much, but I’m going to attempt to reign it in and focus on … Continue reading Tuesday 12th February 2019 – CHVRCHES w/ Let’s Eat Grandma at O2 Academy Bournemouth

Friday 1st February 2019 – Frank Turner w / Jimmy Eat World and Grace Petrie at Bournemouth International Centre

The first time I saw Frank play (other than with Million Dead) was at the smallest venue in Bournemouth, 13 years later he was back to headline the biggest.  I didn’t make it in time for Grace Petrie, but was, of course, ready and waiting to see Jimmy Eat World. It’s always a novelty when … Continue reading Friday 1st February 2019 – Frank Turner w / Jimmy Eat World and Grace Petrie at Bournemouth International Centre

Friday 15th June 2018 – HAIM w/ Maggie Rogers at Alexandra Palace, London

When I picked up HAIM's debut album in Autumn 2013 on the strength of a couple of tracks I'd heard, they fast became one of my new favourite bands. Five years later I finally got to see them live at Alexandra Palace on the tour for their follow up album, 2017's Something To Tell You. … Continue reading Friday 15th June 2018 – HAIM w/ Maggie Rogers at Alexandra Palace, London