Februarys Live Music Journey

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coheed and cambria

January was a pretty quiet month for gigs for me, breaking the year in gently, so to shake it all up February busyish for me covering a whole range of bands from ones I’d never seen to two of my favourite bands. Thank you February.

Everything kicked off on Tuesday 2nd February when I headed to the Kentish Town Forum to catch Crooks, Glassjaw and Coheed and Cambria. Glassjaw are a massively raved about band and I actually hadn’t seen them before, or even knew much about them but they blew me away. With Coheed and Cambria I knew about them for years but only really got into their music after their latest album which came out last year, since then I’ve been hooked. The band are the most humble and sweetest band but they are absolutely incredible live. What an amazing start to the month.

dani winter bates
Photo by the amazing: Graham Berry

Friday 12th February saw one of my favourite bands Bury Tomorrow play a support slot at Brixton Academy. I was so excited to hear new tracks from their latest album ‘Earthbound’ and I wasn’t dissappointed as they played quite a few. They were supporting Parkway Drive who I hadn’t really listened to that much of but they were absolutely amazing. I haven’t been to a proper heavy show in a while and it was insane seeing the carnage unfold.

oli sykes
Photo taken by the lovely Jemma Dodd

On Thursday 18th I got to see my favourite band Bring Me The Horizon at the Electric Brixton which compared to their normal size venues was really small. I’ve heard some negatives about the set saying that Oli relies on a backing track too much, but this something he’s done for a while but his vocals really are good, especially when he screams. I thoroughly enjoyed the show especially as they played my favourite song of the new album for the first time, ‘Follow You’. It was a fantastic night and a great 44th time seeing them :)

frank carter and the rattlesnakes
Image by the amazing: Gemma Bell

The next day I went to the Kerrang Tour at London’s Kentish Town Forum. I mainly went because I love Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and they did not disappoint. I remember Frank from the early Gallows day as they were a local band for me in Watford and he’s always been one of the most endearing front men out there. Roam were on to begin with and I was a little disappointed by them but headliners Sum 41 brought it out of the bag and I was surprised at how good they were. Although I didn’t know that many songs it was a great show!

city and colour
Image by the wonderful: Shyam Rajdev

I can not believe that I’ve gone all these years and not seen City and Colour before this month but my god was it worth the weight. Dallas Green’s voice is sensational and it was such a change in atmosphere to be at a show where everyone was just caught up in the music, it was so peaceful. Lucy Rose was the supporting act and she was amazing, for a girl who most people hadn’t heard of to shut people off and have them pay so much attention was such a good feat.

March 5, 2016
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  • Very, very jealous that you caught Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. Heard the show was incredible!


  • Wow you went to so many gigs. I don't have anything lined up in March but in April I'm seeing Muse and Funeral for a friend!

  • I am so jealous that you saw City and Colour. We really wanted to see them :(

  • I loove Coheed and Cambria, so jealous! Would love to see them live.

  • I used to love Coheed and Cambria, can't imagine how they were live!

  • WOW, so many gigs! They all look and sound amazing! I haven't seen a live band for a while! xx

  • Oh wow you've been to lots of gigs, looks like you've had such a great time 😀 xxx

  • oh wow how many do you go to I wish I could I missed out so much

  • Wow, it's been a good month for you! Particularly jealous that you got to see Sum 41!

  • Wow you have been to see some amazing artists. I have to admit I do miss going to gigs. x

  • The infamous Bring Me The Horizon, how many times are you planning to see them this year as I know they are your favourite band- I think? What has been your favourite concert to date x

    • I will be seeing them another 8 times this year with 6 headline shows and 2 festival performances. Obsession much?! There are way too many over the past 10 years to pick a favourite! x

  • I can't believe how much music you've been able to see so far. I'm blown away, and the talent you saw was incredible.

  • You are a true music fan. Am sure you had mad fun.

  • So much live music, I really need to see more, but two gigs for April is more than in the last year for me so thats a good start!

  • Wow, that is a lot of live events and ive only ever heard of two bands, so I am now feeling really old x

  • Wow…that's a lotta gigs! I have to admit to not going to too many myself as I don't like big crowds. And now I have a baby so that kind of clinches the deal!

  • Wow so many amazing gigs this month! So jealous you saw BMTH, I didn't get tickets this time around :( I saw Lucy Rose at live at Leeds and was really surprised how good she was x

  • February sounds and looks like it was an amazing month to catch some bands, I have never heard or seen of these bands before so thanks for the intro

  • Being of a maturer age, I hadn't heard of any of these apart from Sum41. It does look like you are having an amazing time though!

  • Wow! That is a lot of bands! Living in West Wales we don't have many venues. My teen daughter did go to London in February to see Marina and the Diamonds at The Roundhouse :) Kaz x

  • You have been busy! Great to hear you so much fun. To be young again! LOL. Afshan. :-)

  • Wow loads of music gigs, I have managed one since last year lol.

  • Wow that is a lot of gigs, you have certainly had a great time

  • Ahh I wish I could afford to go to this many gigs a month!

  • That's so cool that you go to gigs sometimes to see brands you don't know much about, I'd like to start doing that – it's a great atmosphere to discover artists :)

  • Wow so many artists! I haven't been to a gig in months but I really enjoy the atmosphere :) x

  • wow sounds like you had an amazing fully packed schedule! Very jealous x

  • Lucky you! that's a leisure I wanted now. Hope to see some of them too soon. :)

  • Wow. You are a real music fan. I think being near London you certainly get more opportunities to go to all sorts of gigs. Wish I had the option to do this, especially smaller if groups/singers just starting out.

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