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)

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

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

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