Category: Gig

  • Bunker Pop, Alex And The Christopher Hale Band, Marty – Live At Dubrek, Derby, 31/5/23

    Went out to see three bands at Dubrek tonight! First on were Marty who played a fun, high-energy set with lovely three-part harmonies and some good shouting. Who doesn’t like bands shouting together, always gets the crowd going! Also, I like the Doorsy move of having the keyboardist play bass, no mean feat along with…

  • Gojira At The Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, 21/2/2023

    I dosed myself up with painkillers so I could go to the #Gojira gig tonight. Despite this, my knee gave out at the end of the night so I had to crawl up the stairs a bit on the way out. Totally worth it. They were FUCKING AMAZING!

  • Kraftwerk Live!

    Last night, I saw Kraftwerk live at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. The whole evening was surreal for me as I veered between awe, sadness and happy lost-in-popness. I went with my mate Nate and you can see us above, looking AMAZING. As a slight background; Kraftwerk have been my favourite band since 1981.…

  • Menace Beach, Pet Crow And Babe Punch @ The Hairy Dog, 21/7/16

    Woohoo! Even though it was so hot that I nearly drowned in my own underboob sweat, I had a fabulous time last night. Three brilliant bands for a fiver! AND I caught a Porygon! First up were Babe Punch who I’ve heard a lot about. Do they live up to the hype? Yes, definitely, easily. Their set…

  • Tigercub @ Rock City Basement, 7/11/15

    Tigercub by Jyoti Mishra Via Flickr: So, usually, I walk into the Basement and there’s a band on and I leave about three minutes later after some dreadful neo-Hair Metal or other atrocity. But last night, I went in and a band were on. I gave them a song. And then another song and by…

  • Indietracks 2014

    Indietracks 2014 was this weekend and, even though I’m straight edge, I’m still recovering from the mad swirl of it all. Firstly, it was DAMN HOT. GODDAMMNNN HOT. I honestly thought I’d pass out at some points in the shed! A contrast to last year’s downpours. Then there was the bewildering array of music:  too…

  • Hit The Deck 2014

    Woohoo! Hit The Deck was, once again, lovely fun! I went with my mate Emma: We caught mostly the same bands but split up for a few – the worst thing about HTD is that there are always gig clashes! BOO! The first band I saw was Hands Like Houses. Very poppy and confident, the…

  • Indietracks 2013

    Last weekend was INDIETRACKS 2013! I wasn’t playing this year so I could chill and just enjoy myself. This year was also even more fun because my beautiful friend Kaypea came to stay for the festival. This is her being all gorgeous: The best thing about Indietracks is discovering new music. That being said, there…

  • Why I Love Paris

    Last Friday, I played one of the best gigs I’ve ever played. I was in Paris, I’d gone there with my soundman Rich to play a couple of gigs to launch a 7” single issued by Another Sunny Night and Hands And Arms. It’s the first vinyl I’ve had out in years so I’m unreasonably…

  • London With Nat: Dungeons, Sealife, Blood Brothers, Hangover Lounge, Horrendous Fear

    Nat and I caught the 9am train to London. We knew we had a lot to pack in but we had the freedom that the only timetabled event was the gig we were doing for the marvellous Hangover Lounge peeps on Sunday. After a lucky early check-in at the hotel, we headed to the London…

  • Indietracks Festival 2012

    Last weekend (or the one before, depending how you count) was Indietracks 2012! Again, I had a fucking amazing time and saw some amazing bands like ORCA TEAM, The Vaselines, The Monochrome Set and… well, too many to remember. It remains the best British music festival for the atmosphere, the people, the sheer FUN of…

  • Long Division Festival 2/6/12, Wakefield

    Long Division Festival 2/6/12, Wakefield, a set on Flickr. On Saturday, I played Long Division Festival in Wakefield. I had a great day, it’s one of the best-organised events I’ve ever played. I even got a goodie bag of Lush stuff! :-O Have a squint at some of the pics and thank you if you…

  • Why I Love Greece

    Around an hour ago, I put the kettle on after returning from a gigging trip to Greece. Rich (my soundman) and I left for Greece last Friday. I can’t believe it’s not even been a week. We’ve packed in so much into the last five days. It feels like I’ve been away years. Tonight, this…

  • Skrillex @ Rock City, 30/11/11

    Last night, my mate Nat and I went to Rock City to witness the glory of Skrillex. What a fucking awesome show! In all my years of seeing gigs, this has to be the most mental audience I’ve had the privilege to be part of. Skrillex skillfully whipped us into a frenzy, there were massive…

  • Indietracks Festival 2011

    Last weekend was Indietracks Festival 2011! And it was probably the best Indietracks yet! I’m still buzzing from the sheer joy of it all. 🙂 I’m not going to do reviews of every act as there were simply too many (full lineup here) and it’d also be quite samey as I genuinely loved everything I…

  • Set Your Goals And Slam Dunk 2011

    Woohoo! It’s been a poppunk couple of weeks! Two Saturdays ago, I went to see Set Your Goals at The Rescue Rooms in Notts. Supporting were This Time Next Year and A Loss For Words. I missed TTNY but got there just in time for the end of AL4W’s set and they were pretty cool……

  • Another Sunny Night Gig & DJing and Parisness

    Last weekend, from Friday to Monday, I was in Paris! I went over to play a gig for the thoroughly lovely Another Sunny Night peeps. While I was there, I also DJed at Planète Mars, an awesome bar that you should check out if you’re ever in Paris. I went over with Robbie, who was…

  • Hangover Lounge Gig & EP

    Click for some blurry phone pics. On Sunday, I played The Hangover Lounge again and it was a bit strange… well, my bit was. The wonderful Rozi Plain and Nat Johnson who played before me weren’t strange at well. They both played delicate, intimate sets and you should check out their stuff immediately. The gig…

  • Everything Everything @ The Bodega, Nottingham, 1/10/2010

    (Click any of the pics for more!) Last night, I saw one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen in my life. I think I first got taken to a gig by my Dad, when I was around 14 or so. It was Gordon Giltrap and he rocked. So, I’ve got around thirty years of…

  • Hangover Lounge Gig, 22/8/10

    On Sunday, I got to play a strangely wonderful gig. I played a totally acoustic gig at The Hangover Lounge and… it was soo special in so many ways. Firstly, I got to play on the same bill as Elizabeth Morris (allo darlin’) and Amor de Dias, both of whom were absolutely fantastic. I hadn’t…