Wednesday 12th February 2014 – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead at Portsmouth Guildhall

And so we reach the first of many Less Than Jake entries. To be precise this is number 21 of 36 (so far). In almost 19 years of going to LTJ shows, there have only been 6 without. 2013 was one of those years, making this gig 14 months since I'd last seen them (not … Continue reading Wednesday 12th February 2014 – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead at Portsmouth Guildhall

Saturday 7th February 2009 – The Gaslight Anthem w/ Frank Turner at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Despite what the ticket may say, this gig took place on the 7th, not 2nd of February. I was reminded of this five days ago when I went to post it and my bit of light research I do before I write each of these (to check my facts etc..) confirmed it. It was unusual … Continue reading Saturday 7th February 2009 – The Gaslight Anthem w/ Frank Turner at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Wednesday 13th February 2008 – The Good To Go Tour w/ MxPx, Punchline and The Get Go at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

The Good To Go Tour was an annual package tour of punk and ska bands. 2008 would have been the third, possibly fourth year that it ran. It must have been considered a success to have made it to this point and the previous years’ local dates that I went to were well attended. Which … Continue reading Wednesday 13th February 2008 – The Good To Go Tour w/ MxPx, Punchline and The Get Go at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

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

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

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

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