A Look Back On January’s Musical Journey

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panic at the disco

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.

cancer bats in reading

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!


February 2, 2016
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  • So jealous you got to see Panic, I've never seen them before but have to wait till Slam Dunk later this year to catch them! xx

  • I really wish that I went to gigs more often, I probably go to 1/2 a year.. not enough IMO

  • This post is how I want my life to be! I wish I could afford to go to more gigs. I hope my music blog picks up 😛

  • I would love to see more gigs but for this moment in time this isn't really an option but who knows maybe sometime in the future…

  • oh I have yet been to a gig I have seen Westlife if that counts its my 17 year old that goes to every festival that she can

  • Panic at the Disco were one of the bands my friends were always going on about, I wasn't sure they were still around… It looks like you had a fantastic time, I wish I could go to gigs a bit more often :)

  • it sounds like a good night out. Glad you enjoyed it and get to do more of this in the future!

  • I used to love Panic, but I don't think they're the same anymore. I hate how all the focus is just on Brendan Urie now.

  • Can't beat a night out with music and good friends. Great that you get to go to so many gigs.

  • Wow you really do love your music! I have to admit, I have never heard of several of these bands, but it sounds like you had an amazing time at them all!

  • Loved reading this. I am so into music, all genres, and I love hearing what other people are into so I can go off to You Tube and discover new bands for myself!

  • Oh wow I am jealous! I never get the chance to go to gigs these days, even though I live in Manchester city centre and so many amazing bands come by. I might have to check the Academy listings tonight and see what I'm missing out on.


  • some great bands here, i miss going to gigs. now its all disney music and nursery rhymes lol

  • I can tell you love emo rock, I love Fall Out Boy they are pretty sweet although my tastes are at the opposite of the spectrum to you. I love rnb, rap, dance and a bit of indie.

  • Oh wow, what an amazing month! I need to go to more gigs! x

  • For some reason, I've never thought to buy many concert tickets through the years. I always enjoy them when I go though. You're inspiring me to go to more.

  • Wow haven't you been busy! How fantastic to live somewhere with access to these lovely shows :)

  • Looks like you had a good night out. Am jealous.

  • I used to go to a lot of gigs but haven't been to one in ages, you've made me want to go and see more bands live – thanks for sharing x

  • I used to go and see bands when I was younger. I used to be into rock a lot, went to the Monsters Of Rock at Donington. Now I'm more into pop and country. My husband is not big live music fan unfortunately so I don't go much any more but I love seeing stand up comedy.

  • Great post! Thanks! Any suggestions for February? I never look for music events specifically but would be good to know in advance! Would be lovely to go…

  • I definitely need to get to gigs more. I love all sorts of music, I need to book some gig tickets!

  • I havent been to a gig in ages, I think the last one I went to was Marilyn Manson x

  • Oh wow Panic at the Disco, I haven't listened to them in ages, I am going to have to find my album out. I would love to see them live!

  • Great bands! I haven't been to a gig in years, I really miss the days where I used to go to several a month.

  • Ah, Aiden! I haven't heard them for ages! Some great bands x

  • PATD! They've been my favourite band since I was 12! I just got the new album and I'm obsessed, so jealous you got to see them!

  • Looks like you had a really good night out. Can't remember the last time I went to a gig

  • Great to get out, especially so when it is live music and you combine with an evening out with friends. Sounds like a pretty busy month to me… will be interested to read a Feb round up!

  • ooh I loved reading this post. The Underworld in Camden is one of my favourite clubs!

  • I have never been to a gig or a concert in my life. But I would really love to

  • Emily Knott

    I must go to more concerts/gigs this year!

    Emily xo

  • I love going to gigs too, I've been to three this month but I don't think my bank balance could handle much more! Never seen Panic! but sounds fun!

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