Friday, 13 April 2018

6 recent gigs

As usual I've attended a lot of gigs since my last update. A wide variety in fact of different styles of music.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 - Tonight Alive - Koko
A nice gig. The support bands all sucked. TA were really good. This gig was totally out of my comfort zone of course but I enjoyed the band's music a lot although I only know the latest album. Jenna the front gal is really a live wire. She's great to watch and sings very well too.

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - Obituary - ULU
Death metal titans. People love them. Haven't been to ULU for a long time. Always a nice venue, don't know why more metal gigs are not here. the support bands were decent too.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 - Starset - O2 Academy Islington
Epic melodic rock. Different kind of band to see. Stage was always so dark that you couldn't even be sure they were playing live. But the show was a complete spectacle worthy of a far bigger stage.

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 - Ne Obliviscaris - Dome, Tufnell Park
Never been a fan. the support tech death bands were a draw for me. Ne Obliviscaris ended up being the best of the three. They were great live with a great sound even though I didn't know the songs.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 Toto  - RAH
Toto were spectacular really. Played for about 2 hours 20m. They were just ace. Can't say I'm like a Toto nut or anything but damn the band is tight as ever. Joseph Williams was superb on the mic as well.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - Testament + Annihilator + Vader - Koko
Finally back to my usual fare. Seen Testament too many times now and they never fail. Annihilator were good too. Vader were Ok but didn't excite too much.

2 more gigs forthcoming. Angra and then Havok for more thrash.

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