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 23rd February 2018 – Hell Is For Heroes w/ A and Vex Red at Pyramids, Portsmouth

This gig was one of those rare occasions in twenty years where I went to see the support band, not the headliner. This tour brought about the return of A after nearly a decade of one off shows and festival appearances. I saw them four times in two years between 2018 and 2019. For context, … Continue reading Friday 23rd February 2018 – Hell Is For Heroes w/ A and Vex Red at Pyramids, Portsmouth

Wednesday 12th February 2014 – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead at Portsmouth Guildhall

And so we reach the first of many Less Than Jake entries. To be precise this is number 21 of 36 (so far). In almost 19 years of going to LTJ shows, there have only been 6 without. 2013 was one of those years, making this gig 14 months since I'd last seen them (not … Continue reading Wednesday 12th February 2014 – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead at Portsmouth Guildhall

Monday 21st February 2011 – Frank Turner w/ Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

At the time of writing Frank Turner is number one in the UK album charts with his ninth studio album, FTHC. Not only is this a fantastic achievement for any artist, but also a very unique one for someone this far into their career. Well deserved either way and a great album regardless of the … Continue reading Monday 21st February 2011 – Frank Turner w/ Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Sunday 6th February 2011 – The Kerrang! Relentless Tour (Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong, Framing Hanley, The Wonder Years)

In 20 years I’ve seen plenty of corporate sponsors come and go. Around the turn of the last decade energy drinks had cosied up to live music. At Poole Percussion where our band practiced there was a fridge full of Rockstar. I tried one once and had a horrific comedown (I don’t drink tea or … Continue reading Sunday 6th February 2011 – The Kerrang! Relentless Tour (Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong, Framing Hanley, The Wonder Years)

Friday 4th February 2011 – The Hold Steady w / Wintersleep at University of Southampton Student Union

In mid 2010 I developed some health issues, possibly stress induced. This, in turn, caused me to suffer from anxiety and depression that lasted throughout the rest of the year. As anyone who has been through anything like this will know, it’s a vicious cycle. I include this here for context because I think this … Continue reading Friday 4th February 2011 – The Hold Steady w / Wintersleep at University of Southampton Student Union

Saturday 7th February 2009 – The Gaslight Anthem w/ Frank Turner at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Despite what the ticket may say, this gig took place on the 7th, not 2nd of February. I was reminded of this five days ago when I went to post it and my bit of light research I do before I write each of these (to check my facts etc..) confirmed it. It was unusual … Continue reading Saturday 7th February 2009 – The Gaslight Anthem w/ Frank Turner at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Wednesday 13th February 2008 – The Good To Go Tour w/ MxPx, Punchline and The Get Go at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

The Good To Go Tour was an annual package tour of punk and ska bands. 2008 would have been the third, possibly fourth year that it ran. It must have been considered a success to have made it to this point and the previous years’ local dates that I went to were well attended. Which … Continue reading Wednesday 13th February 2008 – The Good To Go Tour w/ MxPx, Punchline and The Get Go at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Saturday 9th February 2008 – New Found Glory w/ You Me At Six and Conditions at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

After their UK mega tour with Paramore in early 2008, New Found Glory played a handful of their own headline shows. One of which was this packed Saturday night at the Wedgewood Rooms.  It’s worth a little context for where New Found Glory were ‘at’ in 2008. In late 2006 they released a mid tempo … Continue reading Saturday 9th February 2008 – New Found Glory w/ You Me At Six and Conditions at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Saturday 10th February 2007 – Gym Class Heroes w/ I can’t remember their name at I’m not actually sure, Yeovil

There’s been quite a few gigs from this week in February throughout the years, and I’ll be honest, the wheels are starting to fall off a bit. I was missing the +44 ticket yesterday (full story to follow) and now I’m without all the correct facts for today’s post. I’ll do my best for this … Continue reading Saturday 10th February 2007 – Gym Class Heroes w/ I can’t remember their name at I’m not actually sure, Yeovil

Wednesday 7th February 2007 – Bowling For Soup w/ Son of Dork, Wheatus and Army of Freshmen at Southampton Guildhall

This tour was the first under Bowling For Soup’s ‘Get Happy Tour’ banner, named after a song from their best album A Hangover You Don’t Deserve. Usually I would attempt to be respectful to others and say “my personal favourite”, but this is a hill I’m willing to die on and I say it in … Continue reading Wednesday 7th February 2007 – Bowling For Soup w/ Son of Dork, Wheatus and Army of Freshmen at Southampton Guildhall