Monday 19th January 2009 – Kris Roe (The Ataris) w/ Canada Water at iBar, Bournemouth

This was a special show. The Ataris’ So Long, Astoria is one of my favourite albums of all time and easily a Top 5 from the 2000’s decade. Tom Clarke and Mark Davis definitely knew this and when they got the opportunity to put on a Kris Roe solo acoustic show playing SLA in it’s … Continue reading Monday 19th January 2009 – Kris Roe (The Ataris) w/ Canada Water at iBar, Bournemouth

Tuesday 23rd January 2007 – Hellogoodbye w/ Plain White T’s and Houston Calls at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

I have one stand out memory from this gig. I went with a few friends including Ben and Chris, who had a band you may remember called Amy Can Flyy. Around this time they’d recorded an EP with my friend George, who was the drummer in our band, but also recorded all of our demos. … Continue reading Tuesday 23rd January 2007 – Hellogoodbye w/ Plain White T’s and Houston Calls at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

Thursday 18th January 2007 – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly w/ Walter Schreifels at University of Southampton Student Union

This show was my second time seeing Get Cape. I’d been introduced to his music about three months earlier when we bought last minute tickets outside the venue for his show at Bridport Arts Centre (why we were in Bridport on a chilly October night is probably a story for another time). I wasn’t really … Continue reading Thursday 18th January 2007 – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly w/ Walter Schreifels at University of Southampton Student Union

Sunday 29th January 2006 – Fall Out Boy w / Gym Class Heroes and Nightmare Of You at Portstmouth Pyramids Centre

Despite really liking Fall Out Boy in the early 2000’s, particularly their debut album Take This Your Grave, by 2006 I had decided I was too good for the band, who had since exploded in popularity. I was an idiot for this, they weren’t the only band I wrote off just because everyone else liked … Continue reading Sunday 29th January 2006 – Fall Out Boy w / Gym Class Heroes and Nightmare Of You at Portstmouth Pyramids Centre

Tuesday 24th January 2006 – Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead and Fandangle at Salisbury City Hall

Reel Big Fish toured A LOT in the UK in the 2000’s. For more than a few years straight I saw them at least once a year.  The defining memory from this show however goes to Edward Crawley. He whinged about not being referenced by name in two previous posts, despite being with me at … Continue reading Tuesday 24th January 2006 – Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead and Fandangle at Salisbury City Hall

Saturday 21st January 2006 – MxPx and The Starting Line w/ The Matches and I Am The Avalanche at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

For a while the ‘versus’ billing of co-headline tours was quite a thing. I have no idea why, there wasn’t any competition about it. It was a vehicle to allow bands of a similar level, perhaps with a slightly different audience to pull their collective crowd together and comfortably fill larger venues than they might … Continue reading Saturday 21st January 2006 – MxPx and The Starting Line w/ The Matches and I Am The Avalanche at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

Wednesday 26th January 2005 – New Found Glory w/ Fastlane and The Fight at Southampton Guildhall

New Found Glory are another band I’ve seen countless times over the years. Most recently I saw them without even realising it as I bought some Churros at Slam Dunk Festival, before figuring out it was NFG on the stage behind me playing a cover of The Power Of Love (Huey, not Frankie). But this … Continue reading Wednesday 26th January 2005 – New Found Glory w/ Fastlane and The Fight at Southampton Guildhall

Sunday 25th January 2004 – Jesse James w/ My Dad Joe, Mr Miagi and None The Wiser at Mister Smiths, Bournemouth

This was an important show for a few reasons. Until this point I’d only been to gigs in big venues (or in one case, the attic of our school’s historic manor house building). This was my first ‘local’ show, in a local venue, put on by a local promoter, with local supports, for local people. … Continue reading Sunday 25th January 2004 – Jesse James w/ My Dad Joe, Mr Miagi and None The Wiser at Mister Smiths, Bournemouth