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I love seeing live music.

Doesn’t really matter what it is, there’s always something that can be gained from the experience – the production, the drum faces, the theatrics, the crowd (for better or worse), the dancing, the songs and the sing-a-longs.

Here is an incomplete and growing list of gigs I’ve attended and links to pages in my journal where I share thoughts, images and sometimes video of the night.

If you attended any of the gigs, I’d be keen to hear your opinion and thoughts so please share. I’m also on Songkick and Last.fm if you wish to join me.

[Last updated: 21 November 2017]

Upcoming gigs

2018

  • William Basinski
    Kings Place, London – 07 January 2018
  • Hot Snakes
    The Dome, Tufnell Park, London – 02 February 2018

Past gigs

2017

  • September
    • Shellac of North America
      The Electric Ballroom, London – 10/10/2017
    • Shellac of North America
      The Fleece, Bristol – 07/10/2017
  • July
    • The Gories
      w/ Night Shades
      The Garage, London – 14 July 2017
    • Midnight Oil
      Hammersmith Apollo, London – 04 July 2017
  • May
    • Kiss
      w/ The Dives
      O2 Arena, London – 31 May 2017
  • April
    • Trans Am
      w/ AK/DK
      Corsica Studios, London – 15 April 2017
  • January
    • Mammoth DJ’s All-dayer
      The Fall, Future of the Left, Hookworms, Goat Girl
      Forum, London – 28 January 2017

2016

  • December
    • Low
      w/ Harkin and Erik Koskinen
      Union Chapel, London – 05 December 2016
  • November
    • Digable Planets
      Under the Bridge, Fulham – Wednesday 23 November 2016
    • Laura Mvula
      w/ Olivier St. Louis
      Electric Brixton, London – Tuesday 22 November 2016
    • The Necks
      Cafe OTO, London, UK – Wednesday 09 November 2016
  • October
    • The Triffids
      Islington Assembly Hall, London – Friday 21 October 2016
  • June
    • Radio Birdman
      w/ Los Chicos and The Fucking Godoys
      The Dome, Tufnell Park, London – Sunday 26 June 2016
    • The Avalanches
      Oval Space, London – Thursday 09 June 2016
  • May
    • Shellac
      KOKO, London – Tuesday 31 May 2016
    • No Zu
      The Shacklewell Arms, London – Friday 27 May 2016
  • April
    • The Bellrays
      Brooklyn Bowl London, O2 Areana, London – Thursday 28 April 2016

2015

  • December
    • Robert Forster
      Bush Hall, London – Monday 07/12/2015
  • November
    • The Drones
      Oslo Hackney, London – Tuesday 10/11/2015
  • October
    • Sleaford Mods
      O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – Friday 02/10/2015
  • September
    • King Crimson
      Hackney Empire, London – Monday 07/09/2015
  • August
    • Viet Cong (now named Preoccupations)
      Scala, London – 19/08/2015
  • July
    • The Last Poets
      Pop Brixton, London – Thursday 23/07/2015
    • AC/DC
      w/ Vintage Trouble – Wembley Stadium, London – Saturday 04/07/2015
  • June
    • Radio Birdman
      w/ Johnny Throttle & Michael Jackson (UK) – The Dome, London – Tuesday 23/06/2015
    • The Angels
      The Garage, London – Wednesday 03/06/2015
  • May
    • Twerps
      The Windmill, Brixton, Brixton – Tuesday 19/05/2015
    • Twerps
      w/ Primetime – The Shacklewell Arms, London – Monday 18/05/2015
  • April
    • Jon Hopkins
      w/ East India Youth and Untold – O2 Academy Brixton, London – Friday 24/04/2015
    • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
      w/ Xylouris White
      O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Monday 20/04/2015
    • Lee “Scratch” Perry
      The Jazz Cafe, London – Thursday 02/04/2015
  • March
    • Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s
      w/ Expansions, DJ Jasper the Vinyl Junkie, and Fred Wesley
      Fairfield Halls, Croydon – Friday 27/03/2015

2014

  • November
    • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
      w/ Xylouris White
      St John at Hackney, Church London – 18 November 2014
    • Gilles Peterson
      w/ Flako, Dorian Concept, Diggs Duke, Homeboy Sandman, and Wyles & Simpson
      KOKO, London – Saturday 15 November 2014
    • Trans Am
      w/ Black Impulse DJ’s and AK/DK
      Electrowerkz, London – Saturday 08 November 2014
  • September
    • Fu Manchu
      w/ Bloodnstuff
      O2 Academy Islington, London – Wednesday 24 September 2014
  • August
    • Tape
      w/ (Chris)
      Cafe OTO, London – Sunday 31 August 2014
  • May
    • Swans
      w/ Jenny Hval
      Electric Brixton, London – Tuesday 27 May 2014
    • Neutral Milk Hotel
      Roundhouse, London – Friday 23 May 2014
    • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
      w/ The James Hunter Six
      Roundhouse, London – Friday 16 May 2014
  • February
    • Homeboy Sandman
      w/ Paul White, Paper Tiger, and Chris P Cults
      The Garage, London – Friday 28 February 2014
  • January
    • Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards
      Gilles Peterson, Andrew Ashong, Jonwayne, Kyodai, Ady Suleiman, Jimi Tenor, Valerie June, Swindle ft Terri Walker, and The Interne
      KOKO, London – Saturday 18 January 2014

2013

  • November
    • All Tomorrow’s Parties – ATP 2013
      • including Mogwai, Ty Segall, Superchunk, Goat, White Fence, Dirty Beaches, Shellac, and The Dismemberment Plan
        Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park, Camber, UK – Friday 29 November 2013 – Sunday 01 December 2013
    • Pere Ubu
      100 Club, London – Monday 11 November 2013
    • Windhand
      w/ Pilgrim
      Our Black Heart, London – Wednesday 06 November 2013
  • October
    • Dylan Carlson
      w/ Thurston Moore
      The Lexington, London – Thursday 17 October 2013
  • July
    • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
      The Clapham Grand, London – Friday 19 July 2013
    • Dub Trio
      The Windmill, Brixton – Monday 08 July 2013
  • June
    • Neil Young & Crazy Horse
      w/ Los Lobos
      The O2 Arena, London – Monday 17 June 2013
  • March
    • Living Colour
      w/ Little Axe
      KOKO, London – Friday 08 March 2013
    • Homeboy Sandman
      Cargo, London – Thursday 07 March 2013
  • February
    • Heartless Bastards
      w/ Elle King
      The Lexington, London – Monday 11 February 2013

2012

  • December
    • The Hives
      Roundhouse, London – Friday 14 December 2012
  • November
    • The Wedding Present playing Sea Monsters
      KOKO, London – Friday 23 November 2012
    • Motörhead
      w/ Anthrax
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Saturday 17 November 2012
    • Flying Lotus
      w/ Thundercat
      Troxy, London – Friday 16 November 2012
    • Death Grips
      w/ The Bug and Ratking
      Electric Ballroom, London – Wednesday 07 November 2012
  • October
    • MF Doom
      w/ Rodney P, Yungun and Mr Thing, and Lazy Habits
      Kidkanevil and Kutmah
      Village Underground, London – Friday 02 November 2012
  • September
    • The Necks
      Village Underground, London – Monday 17 September 2012
  •  May
    • Dub Trio
      Brixton Windmill, London — 30 May 2012

2011

  • December
    • Nightmare Before Christmas – All Tomorrow’s Parties – ATP 2011
      Washed Out, Caribou, Toro Y Moi, Flying Lotus, Cults, Future Islands, Four Tet, and Simian Mobile Disco
      Minehead, UK – Friday 09 December 2011 – Sunday 11 December 2011
  • November
    • The Necks
      Bishopsgate Institute, London – Friday 18 November 2011
  • October
    • Dub Trio
      The Windmill, Brixton – Tuesday 11 October 2011
  • September
    • Toots & The Maytals
      w/ Ronnie Wood
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Friday 09 September 2011
  • July
    • Camp Bestival 2011
      Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson, Blondie, Groove Armada, Laura Marling, Primal Scream, House of Pain, and Katy B
      East Lulworth, UK – Thursday 28 July 2011 – Sunday 31 July 2011
  • May
    • Moon Duo
      w/ Kim Ki O, Trogons, and Cherrystones
      Corsica Studios, London – Tuesday 17 May 2011
  • April
    • London International Ska Festival 2011
      The English Beat, Dub Pistols, James Hunter, Napoleon Solo, Bim Skala Bim, Maroon Town, The Trojans, and Loafers
      The Clapham Grand, London – Thursday 21 April 2011 – Sunday 24 April 2011
  • March
    • Primal Scream
      w/ Cat’s Eyes, Andrew Weatherall, The Orb Soundsystem, and Adrian Sherwood
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Friday 25 March 2011

2010

  • October
    • MF Doom
      The Herbaliser, Hudson Mohawke, Jamie xx, Dels, Madvillain, Zev Love X, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, and Metal Fingers
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Thursday 14 October 2010
  • May
    • The 3D’s
      w/ Bo Ningen and Authorities
      The Windmill, Brixton – Tuesday 18 May 2010
    • Pavement
      w/ The Clean
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Monday 10 May 2010
  • February
    • The Ex, Roy Paci and The Ex & Brass Unbound
      w/ Zun Zun Egui and John Butcher
      The Dome, Tufnell Park, London – Wednesday 03 February 2010

2009

  • December
    • Basement Jaxx
      w/ Speech Debelle
      The O2 Arena, London – Thursday 17 December 2009
  • November
    • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
      w/ Tim Ten Yen and Future of the Left
      O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – Friday 13 November 2009
  • October
    • Stereo Total and Total Stereo
      w/ Lou Umbra
      The Luminaire, London – Thursday 29 October 2009
    • Pixies
      The Big Pink
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Tuesday 06 October 2009
  • May
    • The Necks
      w/ Hauschka
      Union Chapel, London – Wednesday 27 May 2009
    • The Drones
      w/ Snowman
      The Luminaire, London – Thursday 21 May 2009
    • Heartless Bastards
      w/ Yves Klein Blue and The John Steel Singers
      Loxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London – Monday 11 May 2009
    • Devo
      w/ Robots In Disguise
      O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – Wednesday 06 May 2009
  • February
    • Crystal Stilts
      w/ Silentage, A Classic Education, and Let’s Wrestle
      The Windmill, Brixton, Brixton – Friday 13 February 2009

2008

  • May
    • Public Enemy
      Dr. Octagon, Edan, Anti-Pop Consortium, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, The Bomb Squad, and Kool Keith
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Friday 23 May 2008
    • The Necks
      Vortex Jazz Club, London – Tuesday 20 May 2008
  • Let’s Wrestle, 7″ Launch – Old Blue Last, London (date unconfirmed)
  • Trans Am – Corsica Studios, London (date unconfirmed)
  • Superchunk – The Garage (date unconfirmed)
  • Shellac – Scala, London (date unconfirmed)

2007

  • November
    • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
      Brixton Academy, London – 02/11/2007
  • October
    • Dirty Three
      w/ Sophia, The Drones
      Barbican Centre, London – Wednesday 05 October 2005
  •  August
    • Sonic Youth performing Daydream Nation
      Roundhouse, London – 31/08/2007
    • Slint performing Spiderland
      KOKO, London –  22/08/2007
    • Prince
      The O2, London – 21/08/2007
  • June
    • DEVO
      Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 26/06/2007
    • DEVO
      Royal Festival Hall, London – 19/06/2007
  • February
    • Wolfmother
      Hammersmith Apollo, London – 06/02/2007

2004

  • December
    • Beastie Boys
      w/ Talib Kweli
      SSE Arena, Wembley, London – Tuesday 07 December 2004
  • July
    • PJ Harvey
      w/ Morris Tepper
      O2 Academy Brixton, London – Thursday 15 July 2004

2002

  • April
    • All Tomorrow’s Parties – ATP 2002 – curated by Shellac
      Cheap Trick, The Breeders, Blonde Redhead, Low, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Wire, and Shellac
      Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park, Camber, UK –  19-21 April 2002 (or 26-28/4/2002)
  • Mogwai
    Brixton Academy, London
  • The Liars
    w/ Lomax
    93 Feet East, London

2001

  • October
    • Superchunk
      w/ The Wisdom Of Harry
      The Garage, London – Tuesday 16 October 2001
  • February
    • PJ Harvey
      w/ Giant Sand
      O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Monday 11 (or 12, 13) February 2001

1999

  • February
    • Beastie Boys
      Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia – Sunday 14 February 1999

1998

  • December
    • PJ Harvey
      w/ Dirty Three
      Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Sunday 13 (or Monday 14) December 1998
  •  August
    • Bob Dylan
      w/ Pati Smith
      Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia – Monday 24 August 1998

1997

  • September
    • Morphine
      Heaven, Adelaide, Australia – Tuesday 09 September 1997
  • February
    • WOAMADelaide 1997
      Midnight Oil, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Paul Kelly, Salif Keita, Gil Scott-Heron, Afro Celt Sound System, and Christine Anu
      Adelaide, SA, Australia – Friday 28 February 1997 – Sunday 02 March 1997
  • January
    • Big Day Out 1997
      The Offspring, The Prodigy, Soundgarden, Fear Factory, Supergrass, Powderfinger, OMC, Rocket from the Crypt plus others
      Adelaide, SA, Australia – Friday 31 January 1997

1996

  • November
    • Fugazi
      Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia – Tuesday 12 November 1996
  • October
    • The Jesus Lizard
      w/ Ricaine and Midget
      Tivoli Hotel, Adelaide, Australia – Thursday 10 October 1996
  •  February
    • Grifters
      w/ Flat Stanley
      Big Star Basement, Adelaide – Thursday 22 February 1996
  • January
    • Summersault 1996
      Foo Fighters, Beck, Beastie Boys, Rancid, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Jawbreaker, The Amps, Flat Stanley, The Miltons, Bikini Kill
      Adelaide, SA, Australia – Friday 05 January 1996

1995

  • June
    • The Cramps
      w/ The Lizard Train
      Liberty, Adelaide, Australia – Wednesday 14 June 1995

1994

  • October
    • Beastie Boys
      w/ Helmet
      Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA, Australia – Thursday 13 October 1994
    • Frank Black
      w/ Custard
      Synagogue Club, Adelaide, SA, Australia – Wednesday 05 October 1994

1993

  • November
    • Fugazi
      Dom Polski Centre, Adelaide, Australia – Thursday 11 November 1993
  • March
    • The Lemonheads
      w/ Crush inc.
      The Old Lion Hotel, Adelaide, Australia – Wednesday 10 March 1993
  • February
    • Big Day Out 1993
      Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, MudhoneyNick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprosy, Beasts of Bourbon, Exploding White Mice, Where’s The Pope?, plus many more
      Adelaide, SA, Australia – Monday 01 February 1993

1992

  • October
    • Buffalo Tom
      Le Rox, Adelaide, Australia – Friday 23 October 1992
    • Beastie Boys
      w/ The Meanies and 60 Foot Robot
      The Old Lion, Adelaide, SA, Australia – Thursday 01 October 1992

1991

  • October
    • Fugazi
      Le Rocks, Adelaide, Australia – Tuesday 22 October 1991
  • June
    • Jesus Jones
      Le Rox, Adelaide, Australia – Wednesday 05 June 1991

1990

  • December
    • Mudhoney
      Le Rox, Adelaide, Australia – Tuesday 18 December 1990
  • November
    • They Might Be Giants
      w/ The Handsome Devils
      Le Rox Nightclub, Adelaide, Australia – Friday 23 November 1990

1989

  • November
    • Ramones
      w/ The Exploding White Mice
      The Old Lion, Adelaide, SA, Australia – 6 November 1989

1987

  • October
    • The Cult
      Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia – Monday 12 October 1987
    • Midnight Oil
      Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia – Thursday 08 (or 6,7) October 1987

1985

  • November
    • Midnight Oil
      w/Gondwanaland
      Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia –Saturday 23 November 1985

Miscellaneous

1990s

  • Exploding White Mice
  • Contrapunctus
  • ICE-T
  • Public Enemy
  • Womnal
  • Breather Hole
  • Spiderbait
  • Dirty Three
  • Nick Cave
  • Big Day Out Festivals
  • The Mark of Cain
  • The Handsome Devils
  • The Ghouls
  • Bollard
  • Flat Stanley
  • Merging Groins
  • Cane
  • Sin Dog Jellyroll
  • Muff
  • The Dumb Earth
  • The Lizard Train
  • The Clowns Of Decadence
  • TISM
  • Crush inc.
  • King Krill
  • High Pass Filter
  • Regurgitator
  • 2120
  • The Fuglemen
  • The Herbaliser – Cargo Club
  • Crisp – Cargo Club
  • Guided by Voices – Adelaide Uni
  • Pavement x2 – Heaven, The Old Lion
  • Bikini Kill – Entertainment Centre
  • Sleater Kinney – Producers
  • Sonic Youth – Entertainment Centre
  • 99
  • Stereolab – Adelaide University
  • Fear Factory – The Bridgeway, Adelaide

1980s

  • The Angels
    The Bridgeway and Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
  • The Party Boys
    The Bridgeway, Adelaide
  • Hoodoo Gurus
    The Bridgeway, Adelaide