Saturday 10th March 2018 – The Hold Steady at Electric Ballroom, Camden

Last week, Ed C and I went to London for an afternoon of beers in and around Camden, followed by an evening with The Hold Steady at Electric Ballroom in Camden. Four years ago this week, we did the exact same thing.  This was no coincidence. For the past four years (with the exception of … Continue reading Saturday 10th March 2018 – The Hold Steady at Electric Ballroom, Camden

Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Feeder w/ Moses at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Taking place just under six months since the last time I saw Feeder, this show at the Guildhall was part of the second leg of a UK tour in support of the band's ninth studio album All Bright Electric. That they could play a fair sized venue such as this AND Portsmouth Pyramids, which is … Continue reading Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Feeder w/ Moses at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Monday 6th March 2017 – Sum 41 w/ Hollerado, O2 Guildhall, Southampton

This was my second time to date seeing Sum 41, the first was a decade earlier in 2007, that itself being a long while after they entered the UK charts at number 8 with their single Fat Lip in October 2001. In the ten years that had passed since the show in 2007, the band … Continue reading Monday 6th March 2017 – Sum 41 w/ Hollerado, O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Sunday 10th March 2013 – Bouncing Souls w/ Cheap Girls and Luther at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

I didn’t get into Bouncing Souls in their early years. It wasn’t until 2006 and The Gold Record album cycle when that they finally arrived on my radar. I got to see them at Reading Festival that same year, then didn’t get chance again for another six years, Between 2012 and 2013 I saw them … Continue reading Sunday 10th March 2013 – Bouncing Souls w/ Cheap Girls and Luther at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Saturday 5th March 2011 – Reel Big Fish w/ The Skints at University of Southampton, Student Union

My memories of this gig are as much about the day as the show itself. Ed and I had long lost touch with our friend from school Darren, known to most as Smiler. We’d seen him a year earlier when we played with Canada Water in Cardiff, where Darren was at University and I guess … Continue reading Saturday 5th March 2011 – Reel Big Fish w/ The Skints at University of Southampton, Student Union

Friday 26th March 2010 – Motion City Soundtrack w/ Jenny Owen Youngs at Electric Ballroom, Camden

When Motion City Soundtrack's fourth album My Dinosaur Life was released on Monday 18th January 2010, Sam and I had been together for a little over a fortnight. It was probably the first new album of any significance to me that was released during our relationship. By luck, Sam was also a fan of the … Continue reading Friday 26th March 2010 – Motion City Soundtrack w/ Jenny Owen Youngs at Electric Ballroom, Camden

Monday 9th March 2009 – Polar Bear Club at The Joiners, Southampton

The other morning I woke up with an idea for a podcast. The title would be ‘I’ve Never Seen..’ or something along those lines. For each episode someone would talk about a major pop culture property that they’ve just totally managed to skip. My list is endless, Game Of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad.. you name … Continue reading Monday 9th March 2009 – Polar Bear Club at The Joiners, Southampton

Saturday 31st March 2007 – Fall Out Boy w/ Shiny Toy Guns and Cobra Starship at Bournemouth International Centre

In the space of three years Fall Out Boy went from an obscure band my girlfriend of the time was into, to packing out venues for an arena tour. Time moved much slower for me at this age and a year felt like a more significant amount of time to these days where three years … Continue reading Saturday 31st March 2007 – Fall Out Boy w/ Shiny Toy Guns and Cobra Starship at Bournemouth International Centre

Tuesday 9th March 2004 – Reel Big Fish w/ Goldfinger, Zebrahead and The Matches at Southampton Guildhall

This was an absolutely massive bill at the time. I’m probably exaggerating but I’m pretty sure all of my friends went to this. It was my first time seeing Zebrahead, and the only time seeing them with original vocalist Justin Mauriello, who left the band in 2004. It was also my introduction to The Matches. … Continue reading Tuesday 9th March 2004 – Reel Big Fish w/ Goldfinger, Zebrahead and The Matches at Southampton Guildhall