What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a random gig by some mid-2000s shouty indie boys? Yes it is!
A solo outing for the Manics’ James Dean Bradfield in a legendary Camden venue.
My one and only Red Hot Chili Peppers gig. A great night which, unfortunately, I remember more for the actions of the people I was at the gig with than the band themselves.
Revisiting one of my 90s faves in the 21st century.
The outrageously triumphant return of Take That, one decade after the split that devastated a generation. It was May 2006, and something wholly unexpected and unprecedented was happening in the lives of millions of 90s pop girls: our boys were back! But in order to fully comprehend the […]
My one and only gig from the Canadian songsmith Daniel Powter. 2005 was coming to an end, and I was not too sad to see it go. It had been a difficult year for me, coloured by my ill-advised relationship with Crush Boy which had imploded in the […]
David Gray has never been an artist that caught my attention, indeed, the most I’ve felt for his inoffensive tunes is mild dislike. So why was I at this gig?
All the gigs of my life: Gig 102 – Mediaeval Baebes, Saturday, November 5, 2005, Croydon Fairfield Halls (Witchfest)
My first venture into the mystical, ethereal world of the Mediaeval Baebes. I have a tendency, when going through troubled times, to reach for supernatural assistance, despite being a life-long atheist. During low periods in my 20s, I had tried to fumble my way through prayer and meditation […]
It’s October 2005, and there’s just one question: What the hell am I doing at an Alabama 3 gig? If this season of blogging about Gigs I Have No Diary Entries For is difficult, at least for most of the them I have my overarching love and interest […]
All the gigs of my life: Gig 100 – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Thursday, August 25, 2005, Alexandra Palace
My 100th gig saw me revisiting a band who’d been there at my very first. My era of Not Writing About Gigs In My Diary causes particular frustration when it comes to this gig from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. With this show I reached a milestone […]