Wednesday 24th June 2015 – Sam Duckworth & (The Brackets) at Westlands 2, Yeovil

After Sam Duckworth put his Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly moniker into hibernation in Autumn 2014 he began to release new music under a few different names. There was Recreations (more 'programming' based material), Sam Duckworth (solo acoustic) and 'Sam Duckworth &(The Brackets)'. The latter was a short lived full band project that Sam himself … Continue reading Wednesday 24th June 2015 – Sam Duckworth & (The Brackets) at Westlands 2, Yeovil

Wednesday 20th June 2012 – Less Than Jake at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

This is a gig I probably shouldn't have gone to. Ten years on, with everything we've learnt in this pandemic era, there's no way I would have. I was unwell. Classic common cold in Summertime. If you're reading this and thinking "yeah, I felt like shit after that show actually!" I apologise for my irresponsible … Continue reading Wednesday 20th June 2012 – Less Than Jake at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Wednesday 22nd June 2011 – Jimmy Eat World at HMV Forum, Kentish Town

This is a timely post about transport. At the time of writing we're in the midst of rail strikes and rocketing petrol prices. Back in June 2011 I was still driving my first car, a 1997 white Ford Fiesta that was ten years old when I bought it, with a pink/purple gradient go faster stripe … Continue reading Wednesday 22nd June 2011 – Jimmy Eat World at HMV Forum, Kentish Town

Friday 17th June 2011 – Tellison w/ The Attika State and Daniel & The Lion at iBar, Bournemouth

In the the early 2010's, Bournemouth promoters Dom Patience and Tom Clarke had a club night called 'Lost In Stereo' at iBar on Holdenhurst Road. Often this would be a standalone event, sometimes it would follow a gig that they, or someone else was putting on in the same venue. This show was one of … Continue reading Friday 17th June 2011 – Tellison w/ The Attika State and Daniel & The Lion at iBar, Bournemouth

Monday 9th June 2008 – Zebrahead w/ Sherwood at The Brook, Southampton

This show was my first time going to The Brook venue in Southampton, but far from my first time seeing Zebrahead, a perennial support on ska and punk tours throughout the 2000's and beyond. In fact, I don't think this was even the first time I saw the play a headline show. We'll get to … Continue reading Monday 9th June 2008 – Zebrahead w/ Sherwood at The Brook, Southampton

Wednesday 4th June 2008 – Kids In Glass Houses w/ Valencia and Not Advised at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

When I was working on the vinyl release of Kids In Glass Houses debut album, Smart Casual in 2012 I wrote a letter to people who bought a copy via the Saint November Records store, printed on a page of A4 paper and included in the vinyl mailer. The letter chartered my early journey with … Continue reading Wednesday 4th June 2008 – Kids In Glass Houses w/ Valencia and Not Advised at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth