A great show that had it all.
It’s been 16-17 years since I first listened to A Perfect Circle’s Mer de Noms and decided I need to see the band that created this amazing music. And only now have I finally completed that mission, but like the old phrase “good things come to those who wait” I definitely did my time here and was rewarded with one of the best shows I’ve ever seen in my life. Only two bands have a chance of topping this: Slipknot and Tool.
I love the theatre but sadly I don’t go nowhere near enough. I've enjoyed every time I've gone to see a show, some more, like The Book of Mormon or The Lion King, some a little less like Dreamgirls. Only one bored me shitless so far: The Phantom of the Opera - I know, it’s not something you hear everyday, but my brain is wired different.
Regardless of my level of fondness for a show, there is always something special about the whole experience. The performers singing, dancing, acting and interacting with the audience, the way they draw you in. It’s no surprise big Hollywood stars that started on Broadway say they prefer it over filming a movie. It’s safe to say Young Frankenstein is one of the shows I had fun with the most.
The Kings of Flint blew the kids of London away.
I'd been waiting 2 years for this night.
If you need a refresher of who King 810 are you can read all about their debut album Memoirs of a Murderer, and their awesome follow up La Petite Mort.
Today I just want to heap praise on the band from Flint Michigan because “they came, they saw, they kicked fucking arse!”. Underworld in Camden was the site and we walked out thoroughly entertained and blown away. But it wasn’t just King 810, they had Courtesans and Death Blooms in support who were also faultless.
The Horror comes to life in the West End.
On Halloween night I went to see The Exorcist, a play adaptation of the William Peter Blatty's novel from 1971 and it was just amazing! The stage performance is everything the movie ever was, but it also has the added charm of the events happening live right before your eyes.
Parkway Drive’s show has them in an early lead for Dan’s Live Act of the Year.
The night of the 8th of April will live on in my mind for a very long time, because Parkway Drive absolutely fucking killed it. They boys from Byron Bay Australia, are still touring the world on the back of 2015’s truly awesome Ire, how good is it? It won my inaugural Best Albums of 2015 and it's still one of my go to when I've got nothing to listen to. Last summer the band streamed a festival performance for free through their Facebook and it was that good I knew I just had to see them live. So when I found out they were headed my way for a show in Brixton supported by Stick To Your Guns and Asking Alexandria, I knew I was in for an epic night.