Gigs of 2013, part one

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

More gigs! Some familiar bands, some new, and a couple known for their recordings but being seen for the first time. It's a mixed bag. Toy, Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs, Novella at the Scala There's been a buzz about Toy for a while, but I procrastinated long enough about going to ...

Gigs of 2012, part one

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

I'm still getting to gigs, still with mixed results. Here are my experiences from the first gigs of the year. Wild Flag/Peggy Sue at Electric Ballroom Peggy Sue play first, and though seem pretty good initially they start to wear on me as the set continues. I'm not sure why at first, ...

The Joy Formidable at Electric Ballroom

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Playing to London's Electric Ballroom in Camden it's The Joy Formidable's largest gig yet, and Ritzy is clearly thrilled to be here. But she is trying hard to hide her smile, keeping a cool demeanour for all the cameras pointing at her as the first song of the set ...

Cold War Kids at the Electric Ballroom

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Touts are outside Camden's Electric Ballroom selling 'tickets for the Cold War!', which doesn't sound terribly appealing so I scurry inside. This is a great venue, relatively small yet surprisingly open for its size and offering good views of the stage. The only disappointment is the sturdy metal ...

Old gig tickets

Friday, April 25th, 2008

As I go to most gigs by myself I wondered how long it had been since I last went with someone, so I got my pile of gig tickets and started flicking through them. The pile isn't a complete record of all the gigs I've been to, as I've ...