Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Barenaked Ladies w/ Boothby Graffoe at Salisbury City Hall

This was one of a handful of gigs I've been to on my own in the past twenty years. Of my two friends who shared my love of Barenaked Ladies in the 2000's, one lives in London, the other in California. Sam, my partner, probably likes what she's heard from me playing their records, but … Continue reading Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Barenaked Ladies w/ Boothby Graffoe at Salisbury City Hall

Sunday 27th April 2014 – Alkaline Trio w/ Bayside at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

In the early to mid 2010's I'd landed upon a renewed interest in some of the punk rock bands whose existence had predated me getting into the genre ten years earlier. I think this was in part due to playing in a 'punk' band again, accessibility of their music was probably a huge factor too, … Continue reading Sunday 27th April 2014 – Alkaline Trio w/ Bayside at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Wednesday 18th April 2012 – Motion City Soundtrack at XOYO, London

At beginning of the album campaign for their fifth record Go, Motion City Soundtrack played each of their previous four albums across two nights at XOYO in London. The lead single True Romance had been released shortly before these dates and they played it live for the first time at this gig. It was an … Continue reading Wednesday 18th April 2012 – Motion City Soundtrack at XOYO, London

Monday 25th April 2011 – Descendents w/ Dead To Me and Teenage Bottlerocket at O2 Empire, Shepherd’s Bush

Where to start? Oooh, I know. I should've known this show might not go to plan when the ticket turned up with the band name printed as 'The Descendants'.. In April 2011, my friends went to Groezrock in Belgium. I obviously wasn't big enough to go a punk rock festival on the continent yet (I … Continue reading Monday 25th April 2011 – Descendents w/ Dead To Me and Teenage Bottlerocket at O2 Empire, Shepherd’s Bush

Saturday 14th April 2007 Lagwagon w/ Young Guns at Mean Fiddler, London

By Spring 2007 we were pretty well oiled at the London gig routine. Drive up to Kew, park there and get the District Line train across to Embankment, change there for the Northern Line up to Tottenham Court Road and The Astoria (usually). I did this trip solo for a gig last week and 15 … Continue reading Saturday 14th April 2007 Lagwagon w/ Young Guns at Mean Fiddler, London

Friday 7th April 2006 – Less Than Jake w/ Boys Night Out and Bullets To Broadway at The Astoria, London

In an odd twist of fate while working on this gig memories projects in calendar date order, I find myself writing about a band on the same day that I'll be seeing them live once again. That band is Less Than Jake. Thanks to a little known disruption called 'the global pandemic' I haven't been … Continue reading Friday 7th April 2006 – Less Than Jake w/ Boys Night Out and Bullets To Broadway at The Astoria, London