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

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

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

Wednesday 1st February 2006 – Motion City Soundtrack at 93 Feet East, London

By 2006 Motion City Soundtrack were my favourite band. It had been a slower burner, the odd track here and there from I Am The Movie, but when Commit This To Memory came along I was all in. Most of the people in my life at the time were big fans too, so were the … Continue reading Wednesday 1st February 2006 – Motion City Soundtrack at 93 Feet East, London