Despite the fact that music is a huge part of my life I rarely talk about it on my blog as most of the musical posts that I write goes onto the website which I edit aka Hit The Floor/ Mosh if you want to have a nosy.
Each month I go to quite a few live music shows, sometimes just 1 or 2 if the month is slow but others it might be 5 or 6 depending on whose touring so I thought i’d share a touch of that side of my life on my blog. This month was a little slow because I didn’t end up going to either the Motionless in White show or I Set My Friends On Fire because you know we all need to relax. Although I always get that FEMO after I’ve turned down/ missed a show.
On Tuesday 12th January I was at my first gig of the year seeing Panic! At The Disco at London’s Brixton Academy. Now Panic! were the epitome of my emo/ scene kid teenage years and ‘Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ is still one of my favourite albums to dance around to. This show was quite special because my first ‘proper’ gig aka not all out cheesey pop was this band at the same venue back in October 2007. The show was amazing and they even brought out their cover of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ which I saw them perform at last years’ Reading Festival, few vocalists can pull of this song but Brendon does! Plus they did end on a verse of ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ as a tribute to David Bowie.
Next up exactly a week later I went to Reading to meet a friend and catch Cancer Bats on their tour. A bit of a difference in genre type, those of you who don’t know the band they’re pretty heavy. Now I do love Sub 89 (or the Bowery District as it’s sometimes called) in Reading but I don’t tend to head there that often, but with a friend living there I couldn’t pass up the oppurtunity. The show was really good as Cancer Bats always are and it was nice to see them play a smaller venue this time around as last time was a Co-Headliner with While She Sleeps at London’s Forum!
Right at the end of the month I headed into Camden to catch Aiden play the Underworld. Now Aiden were one of those bands I listened to as a teenager when I was at the height of my ’emo’ phase and I couldn’t turn down seeing their last ever London show. I met a few friends beforehand for Mexican food and drinks so it was a lovely night and the show was interesting. I’m not a huge fan of Mr Will Francis (lead singer of Aiden) but the show was pretty good and it was amazing to hear songs from my teenage years like ‘Die Romantic’ and ‘Nightmare Anatomy’.
January has started the year off well but I know February is going to be a mental month! Both photos were taken by one of my amazing photographers Graham Berry!