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Bikini Beach Band, Stoke Newington

A last minute decision to go out and do something on New Year’s Eve. OK, I’m happy watching repeats of read more

December 31st, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Pacifica, House of Women – Academy 2, Islington

Back in the 90s, most of my favourite bands where what you heard on the radio or found in record read more

December 10th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Fonda 500, Bugeye, Hurtling, Colossus – Amersham Arms, New Cross

With my possible move away from Essex looming I won’t be able to make any last minute decisions to go read more

October 26th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Snow Coats, Toodles and the Hectic Pity – Signature Brew, Haggerston

The second date I caught on the current tour – got there nice and early this time. I’d interviewed lead read more

September 27th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Snow Coats – Tunbridge Wells Forum

The “before” and “after” gig posters: The first of two Snow Coats gigs this week. They’re a band from Arnhem read more

September 25th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Darling Buds, Keeley – The Thunderbolt, Bristol

I think I forgot how far Bristol was when I booked this. (Actually it wasn’t bad. 2 hrs 45 mins read more

September 16th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Fightmilk, Feeble Strength – Signature Brew, Haggerston

If bands have “home” venues, this is Fightmilk’s. It’s the third time I’ve seen them here since the start of read more

September 14th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Thousand Yard Stare – The Lexington, Islington

I’ve done the “two Thousand Yard Stare gigs in two days” thing before. Last time, they played two completely different read more

September 9th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Thousand Yard Stare – Prince Albert, Brighton

I have no idea how I managed to take this photo! Thousand Yard Stare don’t play many gigs these days read more

September 8th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Be Your Own Pet – Rough Trade East, Whitechapel

If you play two different countries does that count as a World Tour? Tuesday night and off out to a read more

August 29th, 2023 Posted in Gigs