I’ve been a bit sad over the last couple of weeks at the lack of gigs on my calendar. It’s quite difficult to go out with my friends during the week due to location and work problems, so a nice gig every now and then helps to break up the monotony. Unfortunately my last one was a month ago at the NME awards and my next isn’t until the 28th March.
I suddenly seem to have a rush of them at the end of March and beginning of April now though! Me and my mum decided to go and see Carl Barat again at Koko on the 4th April, and now today I bought a ticket for the Japan Tsunami benefit gig on the 3rd April, featuring Beady Eye, The Coral, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Graham Coxon and Richard Ashcroft. I’m not a big fan of Beady Eye but the other acts look brilliant. The ticket was a bit pricey at £40, but it’s all for charity and I got two jewellery orders come in afterwards so I don’t feel so bad.
Now my gig calendar for the next two weeks looks like:
28/03 – Patrick Wolf, Koko
31/03 – The Kills, Heaven
03/04 – Japan Tsunami Benefit, Brixton Academy
04/04 – Carl Barat, Koko
05/04 – Micachu and the Shapes, Southbank Centre
You wait ages for a good gig, then five come along at once! I’ve also realised that I’ve missed out on tickets for Battles at the ICA on the 20th April, which I imagine sold out super quick. Efestivals has them pegged as a strong rumour for Glastonbury so I’m hoping I can catch them there. They are one of the rare bands that are on my ‘Need to see live (and have never seen before)’ list.