gig reviews

Okay, so I couldn't be bothered reviewing every single band fergawdssake, what with pints to be drunk and jumping about to be done, but I've listed all my recent gig experiences anyway. Click on the links for the ones I did get round to reviewing, or try some venue reviews.
You can also find photos from many of these gigs at Underexposed

2007

All change please! Kitten Painting has gone bloggy and now resides at kittenpainting.blogspot.com

Circulus 29/6/07 The Museum of Garden History

The Jesus and Mary Chain / The Pastels 22/6/07 - Royal Festival Hall


The Sweptaways 8/6/07 - Cafe 44, Stockholm

The Apples in Stereo / Chow Chow 25/5/07 - Bush Hall

The Junipers / Pete Greenwood / Emma Tricca 24/5/07 - Lock Tavern

120 Days / The Early Years / Kontakte 17/5/07 - The Legion

The Nuns 5/5/07 - Pleasure Unit

Jennifer Gentle / The Beep Seals / The Laughing Windows 3/5/07 - Horse & Groom

Espers / Voice of The Seven Woods / Sharron Kraus 26/4/07 - Dingwalls

The Loves / Strange Idols / The Patty Winters Show / Shimura Curves 21/4/07 - Metro

Manhattan Love Suicides / The Gresham Flyers / Silver Springs 20/4/07 - Luminaire

The Beep Seals / Congregation / The See See / Pete Greenwood 14/4/07 - The Spitz

The Butterflies Of Love / Darren Hayman / Airport Girl 8/4/07 - 100 Club

The Butterflies Of Love / Dusty Soundsystem / Gold Sound / Silver Springs 29/3/07 - Buffalo Bar

The Dollyrocker Movement 4/3/07 - Hopetoun Hotel, Sydney

The Black Angels / Sarabeth Tucek / The Flowers Of Hell 26/2/07 - The Legion

Lucas Renney / The Left Outsides 24/2/07 - The Gladstone

Troubles / The Ponys / Headlights 22/2/07 - The Legion

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead / Forget Cassettes / Action Plan 20/2//07 - Koko

The Schla La Las / The Duloks / The Open Mouths / Wolfie 15/2/07 - The Fly

The Radio Dept / Great Lakes / I Was A King 26/1/07 - Water Rats

Friends Of The Bride 19/1/07 - The Fly

The Strange Death Of Liberal England / The Tamborines / Deep Cut 18/1/07 - Everything Must Go

Circulus / Sister / Sean Redmond 10/1/07 - Water Rats

2006

The Tamborines / High As Flames 31/12/06 - El Pasos

Frank Sidebottom / The Actionettes / The Duloks / Adrian R. Teenbeat 21/12/06 - Bull & Gate

Kissing Kalina 18/12/06 - Noting Hill Arts Club

Circulus / Chrome Hoof 16/12/06 - Purcell Room

The Tamborines / Major Stars 1/12/06 - Windmill

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Clientele 26/11/06 - Astoria

Primal Scream / The View 24/11/06 - Hammersmith Apollo

Espers / Edith Frost / Hush Arbors 22/11/06 - Bush Hall

Lucky Soul / Stained Glass Heroes / Bib / The New Royal Family18/11/06 - Metro

The Loves 11/11/06 - The Pleasure Unit

Mark Gardener / The Morning After Girls / Loz Colbert 29/10/06- The Social

The Left Outsides / The Tamborines / Ben Phillipson 28/10/06 - The Gladstone

Fonda 500 / Chris TT / Pagan Wanderer Lu / The New Royal Family 27/10/06 The Good Ship

The Essex Green / Fanfarlo / The Leaf Library 17/10/06 - The Luminaire

Luxembourg / Swimmer One / Planetakis/ The Low Edges 14/10/06 The Metro

Kelman / Mary Epworth Band 14/10/06 RoTa - NHAC

BMX Bandits / The Pearl Fishers 7/10/06 Bush Hall

The Radio Dept / Cyann and Ben / Fields 28/9/06 Sonic Cathedral, The Legion

Mogwai / Kid 606 22/9/06 Royal Albert Hall

The Tamborines / The Sky Drops 17/9/06 Sonic Cathedral Sunday Srvice, The Social

The Eighteenth Day Of May / Mr David Viner / The Human Beings 15/9/06 Spitz

I'm From Barcelona 14/9/06 Hoxton Bar and Grill

Suburban Kids WIth Biblical Names / Pocketbooks 11/9/06 The Enterprise

Manic Cough 9/9/06 The Pleasure Unit

Lucky Soul / Irene / The Language Of Flowers / Gresham Flyers 8/9/06 Windmill

The Tamborines 2/9/06 The Pleasure Unit

The Butterflies Of Love / Comet Gain / The Chemistry Experiment / Finlay - FPop! Fest 31/8/06 Luminaire

Gresham Flyers / Wintergreen / Brother Francisco / Linden - Bowlie Alldayer 27/8/06 Buffalo Bar

iLiKETRAiNS / The Tamborines 24/8/06 - The Legion

The Tamborines / The Left Outsides / The Koolaid Electric Company14/8/06 Lark In The Park

Scritti Politti / The Long Blondes / 1990s 4/8/06 Tate Britain

Truck 9 Day 2 23/7/06 Hillside Farm, Steventon

Truck 9 Day 1 22/7/06 Hillside Farm, Steventon

Animal Collective / Battles / Kria Brekken 13/7/06 Astoria

The Nightingales / Manic Cough / Theoretical Girl / Poppy & The Jezebels / Look Look (Dancing Boys) 8/7/06 Buffalo Bar

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / Jakobinarina 30/6/06 Koko

The Lovetones / The Tamborines 25/6/06 Sonic Cathedral at The Social

The Cutouts / Mark Monnone 23/6/06 Buffalo Bar

Luxembourg / The Lodger / Bib / Pirhana Deathray 10/6/06 Metro

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / Singapore Sling 30/5/06 Kings College

Shimmy Rivers And And Canal / Manic Cough / Screaming Tea Party/ Look Look (Dancing Boys) 28/5/06 Spitz

Dead Meadow / Voice of the Seven Woods 27/5/06 Bush Hall

The Loves / Retro Spankees / M.J. Hibbert / Winston Echo 26/5/06 Buffalo Bar

Tilly and the Wall / Semifinalists / Emmy The Great 19/5/06 Luminaire

Liliys / Of Arrowe Hil / Project A-ko 18/5/06 Luminaire

Architecture In Helsinki / Semifinalists 13/5/06 ULU

Pow! To The People 7 - 30/4/06 Barfly

The Eighteenth Day of May / Howie Beck / Soft Hearted Scientists 28/4/06 Bush Hall

The Boyfriends / Lupen Crook / Kites 21/4/06 LMHR at G-Lounge

Silver Springs / The Loves / Fanfarlo16/4/06 Windmill

Canonball Jane / Tender Trap / Michaelmas / Fanfarlo 14/4/06 NHAC

Tender Trap / Fosca / Strange Idols 13/4/06 Windmill

The Essex Green / The Left Outsides / Michaelmas 12/4/06 93 Feet East

Luxembourg / Papercuts / The Bridge Gang 8/4/06 Pleasure Unit

Luxembourg / Lorca / The Fuckwits / Alexis Blue 1/4/06 Nambucca

Euros Childs / Semifinalists 11/3/06 Bush Hall

Love Is All / Bricolage / Ex-Wife 25/2/06 Hugo's Speaker Palace

Field Music 24/2/06 St Aloysius Social Club

Dawn of the Replicants 18/2/06 Barfly

The Tamborines / Polar Remote 17/2/06 Water Rats

Jens Lekman / Richard Swift / Bill Wells 16/2/06 Bush Hall

Field Music / Absentee / Stuffy and the Fuses 26/1/06 Buffalo Bar

Luxembourg / The Boyfriends 12/1/06 Upstairs at the Garage

Herman Dune / Darren Hayman / The Singing Adams 7/1/06 Water Rats

The Fog Band / The Speed of Sound / Mon Fio / Adapter Adapter 6/1/06 Buffalo Bar

2005

The Pipettes / The Bishops 23/12/05 St Aloysius Social Club

The Pipettes / The Whore Dogs 10/12/05 Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names / Michaelmas / The Bleeding Hearts / Fanfarlo 8/12/05 Windmill, Brixton

The People's Revolutionary Choir / Televise / Sing Sing 1/12/05 The Legion

The Chemistry Experiment / Michaelmas / Wintergreen / Evil Speakers 26/11/05 Pleasure Unit

The Warlocks / Dead Combo 9/11/05 The Garage

The Ape Drape Escape / The Black Time / The Motherfuckers / The Cutouts 9/10/05 Pleasure Unit

Truck Fest 24//7/05 & 25/7/05 Hillside Farm, Steventon

Super Furry Animals / Zabrinski 8/7/05 Somerset House

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Ponys / Dirthole 17/7/05 Dirty Water Club

Joy Zipper / Kubb 17/7/05 Koko

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / Ed Harcourt 11/6/05 Queen Elizabeth Hall

Luxembourg / Rhesus / Video Club/ The International Karate Plus 4/6/05 The Metro

Pow! To The People 6 1/5/05 The Monarch

The Organ / The Fog Band 5/4/05 Buffalo Bar

The Pipettes / Circulus /Kitty, Daisy & Lewis 4/3/05 Bush Hall

The Long Blondes / Chuck / Champion Kickboxer 11/2/05 Nambucca

2004

Television Personalities / Pipas / Stevie Jackson / Mascott 10/12/04 Bush Hall

The Magic Numbers / Morning Runner / The LooseSalute 7/12/04 Borderline

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead 2/12/04 ULU

The Loves / Dustin's Bar Mitzvah / And What Will Be Left Of Them? 31/10/04 Betsey Trotwood

The Fucks / The Violets /The Vichy Government 7/10/04 Goldsmiths

Super Furry Animals 1/10/04 Royal Festval Hall

luxembourg / The Schla La Las / The Swear 7/9/04 Islington Bar Academy

The Boyfriends 21/8/04 Betsey Trotwood

Truck Fest 24-25/7/04 Hillside Farm, Steventon.
Day One or Day Two

The Frenchmen / Pipas / The Cutouts 21/7/04 Betsey Trotwoods

Joy Zipper / Lucky Jim 13/5/04 100 Club

The Cribs / Comet Gain 11/5/04 100 Club

Le Tigre / Erase Errata / KaitO 5/4/04 Astoria

The Seeds / George Usher & Edward Rogers 31/3/04 The Borderline

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Mutts 26/2/04 Garage

The Twilight Singers / Obi 28/1/04 Islington Academy

The Projects / The Loves / James William Hindle / Kicker 9/1/04 Track & Field Winter Sprinter, Water Rats

The Essex Green / Herman Dune / St Thomas / James William Hindle 7/1/04 Track & Field Winter Sprinter, Water Rats

2003

The Lucksmiths / Schwervon! / Free Loan Investments / Vermont / Thomas Truax 21/11/03 Strange Fruit Festival, Bush Hall

Joy Zipper 15/11/03 Rough Trade Shop

BMX Bandits / Eugene Kelly/ Starlets 4/10/03 Bush Hall

Camera Obscura / Sister Vanilla / Pipas 23/9/03 Water Rats

Jeffrey Greene / Curritruck County / James William Hindle 23/7/03 Arts Cafe

The Butterflies Of Love / Finlay / Fonda 500 18/7/03 Garage

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci / The Keys / Linus 15/7/03 ICA

The Tyde / The Clientele / Comet Gain 1/7/03 Water Rats

Young Heart Attack / The Fever / Earlimart 17/6/03 The Monarch

The Mooney Suzuki / The Agenda! / Of Arrowe Hill 19/5/03 The Monarch

Magoo / Jim Reid / The Capes / Rothko 26/4/03 The Spitz

Klang / Miss Pain 12/4/03 Upstairs At The Garage

Vermont / The Bobby McGees 11/4/03 The Spitz

The Donnas / X Is Loaded 26/3/03 Scala

Teenage Fanclub/ Eugene Kelly/ Vera Cuise 19/2/03 Astoria

Warlocks 3/2/03 Monarch

of Montreal / The Ladybug Transistor / Homescience 31/1/03 The Spitz

Electric Eel Shock 21/1/03 Cargo

2002

The Datsuns / The Hellacopters / Gaza Strippers 10/12/02 Astoria

Track & Field Present Pickled Pop! 30/11/02 The Spitz

The Raveonettes / Parva 22/11/02 The Metro

Dawn Of The Replicants / The Vinyls/ Alternative 3 21/11/02 Water Rats

BMX Bandits / Melys / Dudley Corporation / Airport Girl 16/11/02 The Spitz

Apples in Stereo / Great Lakes / Home Science 6/11/02 93 Feet East

Butterflies Of Love / tompaulin / Comet Gain / Tender Trap 25/9/02 93 Feet East

Reading Festival 23/8/02
Reading Festival 25/8/02

The Pattern / The Beatings / Har Mar Superstar 20/8/02 The Garagee

The Realistics / The Hotwires 23/7/02 Buffalo Bar

Easter / The Cherry Orchard 13/7/02 Upstairs at the Garage

Primal Scream 19/6/02 Shepherds Bush Empire

Fonda 500 / Edible 5ft Smiths / Kid Samson 15/6/02 The Spitz

The June Brides / Tender Trap / Bart Davenport 18/5/02 Spitz

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club/ Bob Log III 11/5/02 Forum

The (International) Noise Conspiracy / Bikini Atoll 6/5/02 Garage

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The D4 / The Beatings 29/3/02 Metro

BRMC / Vue 26/2/02 Astoria

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead / The Faint 8/2/02 Brighton Pavillion Theatre

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead / Clinic / The Faint / British Sea Power 7/2/02 Astoria

Dressy Bessy / Kicker 12/1/02 Upstairs at the Garage

Dressy Bessy / The Loves / Static Waves 9/1/02 Arts Cafe

2001

The Von Bondies / 5678's 5/12/01 The Garage

Freeheat / The Parkinsons 29/11/01 Mean Fiddler

Kaito / Seedling / Zea 2/11/01 Upstairs at the Garage

Spiritualized 11/10/01 Hammersmith Apollo

Trail Of Deading Festival  25/8/01

The Pattern / Comet Gain / Of Arrowe Hill 20/8/01 Arts Café

Rock of Travolta 10/8/01 Camden Monarch

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci / South 6/8/01 The Scala

Baptiste / Kites 11/7/01 Water Rats

Fonda 500 / Heist / Captain Soul 7/7/01 Camden Monarch

Belle and Sebastian 29/6/01 Royal Albert Hall

Moldy Peaches / The Bees / Kids Near The Water 7/6/01 Camden Monarch

Saloon / Blusher 12/5/01 Upstairs at the Garage

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Vanity Set 5/5/01Brixton Academy

Baptiste / Bikini Atol / Mako 27/4/01 Camden Underworld

The Loves / Adekola Sound 24/3/01 Betsey Trotwood

Camera Obscura / The Lollies 10/3/01 Upstairs at the Garage

Trail of Dead / The Strokes  31/1/01 Portsmouth

Marilyn Manson / Disturbed  24/1/01 London Arena

2000

Trail of Dead  8/12/00 ULU

Urusei Yatsura  17/11/00 Camden Underworld

Rachel Stamp  28/10/00 Astoria

Broadcast / Wisdom Of Harry  12/10/00 Scala

Reading Festival  26/8/00

Sleater Kinney 28/7/00 ULU

 

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