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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

Brian Butterfield – Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush

The gig was a warm up for his debut tour, and not listed on the poster. But it’s definitely worth read more

August 6th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Pulp – Apollo, Hammersmith

I don’t like much about e-tickets, but I like the fact that this e-ticket actually looks like a ticket This read more

July 28th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Blur, Self Esteem – Wembley Stadium, Wembley

My 11th Blur gig, and my biggest one ever. There had been rumours this was coming – but there have read more

July 8th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Blur, Wu Lu – City Hall, Newcastle

Have to say that £64 isn’t too bad for a band like Blur these days I was excited to get read more

May 28th, 2023 Posted in Gigs

Salad, Repetitive John – Arts Club, West Hampstead, London

I’m resigned to getting e-tickets all the time, but they could at least make them landscape I always say to read more

May 27th, 2023 Posted in Gigs