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I am so bad at gig reports fr rlz- I am like WAS IT GOOD Y/N? OH LOOK TEH PRETTY

But TAI was amazing! And there was bonus [livejournal.com profile] bluejbird !

CUT FOR FLAIL AND STALKING )




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Here is my upcoming gig calendar:

September:

15th- The Academy Is.... (With The Maine and We The Kings)
18th- Cobra Starship (With Forever The Sickest Kids)

October

(OMG DUN LAUGH AT ME I AM GOING TO DIE IN OCTOBER IDEK WTF)

4th - Melee
13th - Gym Class Heroes
18th - Funeral For A Friend
21st - Fall Out Boy
23rd - Kill Hannah (Edinburgh)
24th- Kill Hannah (Newcastle)
27th - Kill Hannah (Glasgow)

And eh, that's it so far? Who wants to pass out  on the 28th of October?
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Because I went to see The Rocket Summer last night, and it was awesome, and everyone ever should buy Bryce Avery's albums.

But before I get to Bryce, I would like to point out one of the support bands, melee (with the little french e that I am too lazy to type). They were kind of silly and awesome, and one of them could be Joe Flanagan's cousin. Who WEARS LEATHER PANTS. NO REALLY.

This is melee:


And this is JFlan's leather wearing doppelganger, whose name is, I shit you not, Ricky Sans. I'm kind of in love (also we have the same sunglasses, clearly we are mfeo):



He has a blog.

Also, i discovered that the sound guy who caught me staring at him and waved is actually their tour manager! Um, sorry Gabe?


The Rocket Summer was amazing. I am rubbish at gig summaries, you know, my usual thing is 'it was great' and that was it. But you guys, Bryce Avery is amazing and talented and fantastic, and if you have the chance, see him. He owns the stage, and he LOVES performing. With some people you can just tell.

So yeah. Also!

Flood of Red? They have a second drummer/synth player who looks JUST LIKE SPENCER SMITH in his hot lesbian days. I didn't get a good pic, though. Damn



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FALL OUT BOY MEET AND GREET TICKETS, BITCHEZ. YES. THAT IS RIGHT. ME AND PATRICK, IN THE ONE ROOM.

*dies*

Also, for the ever demanding Laura:

A Bit of Fry and Laurie Season 1:

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

I am working on a Nadal picspam, also. But that will be tomorrow probably. You know why? JANE IS HERE. HAHAH
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Sometimes you have this day where nothing can go right- then you come home and there are people and a cat who love you, and the new Weepies album is out and you have it in your hand.

Then you bake perfect caramel brownies and look forward to seeing some of your favourite bands next month!

Gig Calendar looks like this:

26th April- Mindless Self Indulgence
30th April- Kill Hannah
10-11 May - Give It A Name (Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Audition, Cobra Starship, Alkaline Trio etc)
12 May- Paramore (I basically fly back from London and go see Paramore again, haha)
14 May- All Time Low/Cobra Starship (SQUEEEEEEE)
2nd June- Cute Is What We Aim For
Um, I have another concert in June which [profile] always_august got me a ticket for but I have forgotten it
1st July- Funeral For A Friend
15th July- The Rocket Summer


I'm totally ridiculous, I know, but what the hell. If they're here, I'll go. It's a benefit of living in Glasgow.
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Now as I threatened previously, I stood outside waiting for Panic from 9.30am in the morning, along with [profile] always_august, Nicholas, and a wide host of other crazy people. Recap along with pics and video after the cut!
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Also, I will be going to Give It A Name, in Earl's Court, London! Bands include Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, Cobra Starship, The Audition and Chiodos! I am officially super-excited. Plus I'm sure I can squeeze in a visit to the British museum and the UK's only Sephora while I'm there...

Also in concerts, I will be going to see Panic next week! I am SO EXCITED, YOU GUYS. Then it's VAST, then Every Time I Die, then Mindless Self Indulgence (Lynnnnn-zzzzz) then Give It A Name.

In other news, I bought myself a custom made wrist cuff from etsy which is fabulous and some mineral make-up from recommended seller lollibomb so we'll see how that goes. My punkypins mega mystery box arrived as well, along with my package from Crybaby's Fabric Boutique! I think people could hear my squealing in Milton Keynes.

Also, Also! Books, which are awesome.  It is World Book Day, you guys, which meant that I HAD to buy books. So I bought two Susan Faludi books, the Courtney F Smith (which got an awesome review at Feministe) and a book of apron patterns. Oh, and a book by a guy called Gregory Bateson on the ecology of the mind. I'm on a non-fiction kick right now- specifically a feminist non-fiction kick.

In honour of this day, rec me books!
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So I'm going to see The Audition on Sunday! I am not super-excited about them, as I haven't had time yet to listen to their albums. YET OMG YOU GUYS PARAMORE IS CANCELLED. URGHHHHHHHHH

You see, my concert attendance usually goes like this:

[profile] matertera/[profile] always_august- do you want to go see xyz?
me- who are they?
them- doesn't matter, they are awesome and you will like them.
me- ok.

That's how I get to see most bands! I did however, actively go and buy Mindless Self Indulgence tickets! After I said they were shit! Yet they're grown on me, strangely, and what can I say, I can't pass up the chance to watch Lyn-Z again. Yees, my lesbian tendencies,let me show you them.


Oh and did I tell you guys that [profile] always_august and I will be sitting outside the Carling Academy ALL DAY the day of Panic? I think there may even be folding chairs involved.
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So last night I went to see the above mentioned bands at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.  I was impressed with all three bands- though Secret Handshake's record is not my style they were engaging live. Also present was the non-profit 'To write Love on Her arms', about whom I'll write about a bit later.

To be honest I was really there for Between The Trees, whose album someone had cheekily copied for me ( I did buy a copy later). I loved their sound, despite the fact that most bands with even a hint of  what I call 'godliness' ususally make me run for the hills, no offence. Some of them are really good (see Switchfoot) but its always in the back of my mind 'what if they're not GLBT friendly and I'm spending money supporting them?'. Anyway, they were excellent, though the crowd did not I have to say, give them enough love.
Next up the Secret Handshake, who despite rocking the crowd and covering Cher, did not exactly win me over. Not my style.

Then was the sort of clincher of the night for me. Jamie from 'To write love..' came onstage to introduce the Rocket Summer, and talked a bit about the organisation. In case any of you don't know, the organisation exists because of a friend of theirs. Jamie wrote down her story, and he tells it better than I could ever hope to here.

If you can, check out the site in detail, buy a shirt, support the cause.  Not only do they support treatment in the US, but they're expanding to the UK too.

Anyway, the Rocket Summer were awesome, I'm a total convert. I'll definitely be going back to see these bands when they come back again.
I was lucky enough, after the show, to say hi to some of the guys from Between The Trees. They were totally nice (even when I creepily asked to see his tattoo. It was on his arm though). I thanked Jamie from TWOHA, dude is really tall. Maybe I'll post the pics later.
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That sound you hear? The sound of my sigh of complete relief.

I have been working for a public body in Scotland and working on a high-profile report- doing the editing, formatting etc. It is now published, and I am so happy I could be sick!

Here's the thing, my friends, I have 35 'TEAM JWALK' badges up for grabs. Just email me your snail mail (rudhoreiel at gmail dot com). Bribery or rewards are welcome!



Oh and by the way, if you get a chance to see Funeral for Friend on tour then do it.   They were amazing, and their support acts (City Sleeps and Kids in Glass Houses) are worth seeing as well.
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This week, even though its only Tuesday? Has rocked.

On Saturday I went to see Hot Hot Heat at the Oran Mor in Glasgow. The support band, Thirst, were really fucking excellent- I was sad they didn't have an ep for sale. Hot Hot Heat themselves were also pretty awesome- and do you know what is more awesome still? As we were leaving, there was the band, going into the corner shop! So we stopped and got some autographs/cheesy myspace pictures. Mine was on someone else's camera but I'll show you when I get it. The lead singer seriously has Ray Toro hair.

SPEAKING OF RAY TORO I WENT TO SEE MCR LAST NIGHT!

Ok so, Mindless Self Indulgence? I really wanted to give them a chance, really, because I think there are not enough girls in bands rocking out. But god, they kind of...really weren't my thing at all. Technically they were good- but the songs were kind of like each band member went away and wrote thier own thing and then they just slapped it all together with some shitty lyrics full of swearing. Plus the lead singer seems to be one of those people who thinks swearing a lot and being an asshole makes you 'edgy'.

FRANK WAS NOT THERE I WAS IN SUCH WOE. THERE WAS NO BOB AND NO FRANK. THERE WAS A HOT MIKEY, THOUGH. AND A GERARD, AND A RAY. BUT NO FRANK.


Gerard said that they left Frank at home because of some personal issues- what that meant I dunno- but he said that they missed him and loved him and stuff, then later when they were singing 'Give Em Hell, Kid' I'm pretty sure (although I was distracted by MIKEY ON HIS KNEES) he shouted WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU FRANK!  Then there was some Gerard being over at Mikey- I'd gotten split up from my cousin and she sent us a text saying 'did u c the waycest? lol'.
But they were still awesome, totally fucking rocked out.  I consoled myself with lack of Frank by being right up front when Gerard came over (I had positioned myself to be right underneath Frank's mike).

I am off now to read the story links Katie sent me! New [profile] cimorene111and [personal profile] bexless- just what I wanted.

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