All posts tagged: music

Gigs: The Showhawk Duo/ Death Row Diner

A couple of Fridays ago, after many months of waiting, the boy and I took the day off work to go watch The a Showhawk Duo, do their thing. They’re an acoustic, 2-man band who cover rock, jazz and best of all, 90s dance tracks. They were playing at the Bierkeller in Liverpool and it was quite simply, fab! The atmosphere was ace and they really got the crowd going – so much so the place was up out of their seats and stood on the benches dancing along! We decided to try out the Death Row Diner beforehand. A dark, moody atmosphere teamed with boozy cocktails and yummy food, perfect right? I went for the buttermilk fried chicken burger with sweet potato fries whilst the Mr had the sirloin steak. We really couldn’t fault the food. Great service too, with the waiters advising me when I couldn’t choose between a handful of different dishes! It was a great day and I would reccomend checking out both The Showhawk Duo and the Death Row Diner …

The route to happiness

Ok, yes the title of this post makes it sound like I know it all. But bare with me. Currently I’m sat in my garden, enjoying a lovely burst of sunshine. Sunnies are on and James Bay is singing away to me on Spotfy. This is just one of those moments that I’m thankful for. Using my holidays from work to simply take some me-time.     On Monday night, my boyriend and I went to watch Ben Howard at the Echo Arena. He was amazing. Simply put. His voice was outstanding and the band were so tight, delivering each note, sound, tone effortlessly. These are the moments that make me truly happy. I’ve always loved going to gigs and having decided to retire myself from the festival season, well apart from a maybe day trip to ParkLife as Ben is playing, I’m enjoying artists own tours rather than packing loads of artists into a day. Live music, an overpriced pint of now warm, cider in my hand and friends, loved ones by my side, is truly great. …

Gig venue run-down

As a music fan, I don’t mind jumping on a train, or more recently a plane, to head to a gig. Sometimes you just want to catch your favourite band or singer, listen to your top 10 most-played songs on your spotify in the flesh and dance like no-one’s watching… trust me, they aren’t cos everyone is going wild at the same time! Having attended a good few too many gigs in my teens and twenties and just two left to go this year, sob, I thought it would be fun to do a post on my favourite venues in the UK. Manchester Apollo I think the Apollo is my number one. It may be small but with the slopped floor and curved stage it packs in the atmosphere and is a great venue for up-coming and established bands. Having seen Laura Marling, Scissor Sisters, Lily Allen many, many years ago and Lana Del Ray here, I am yet to experience a bad gig. Fingers crossed. The MEN It may have been renamed in recent …

GA: The Return

So, I am an avid Girls Aloud fan and the press conference that took place last week and the announcement of the Greatest Hits tour pleased me greatly. I just love them, well mabes not Nadine after the revs I have read snippets of in Cheryl’s book (the ma is getting it me for crimbo) but I am just so excited that the girls are getting back together and I can’t get enough of their new single. Defo one I can dance round my bedroom to! I was lucky enough to nab two tickets on Friday for my lovely friend Natalie for next March. I know I have spoken about my love of live  music and attending gigs on here before and next year is shaping up to be a great year. Glastonbury 2013 tickets are in the bag after a very stressful Sunday morning a couple of weeks back and The Black Keys, Jessie Ware and Florence and the Machine are still to come this year! Anyone else heading to any great gigs this …

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

So, I have abandoned my blog of late since my poor little laptop died and had to go to computer ER to be fixed. Luckily, we were reunited and I can update with what has been going on in my world. Yesterday, I headed to Manchester, my soul city, with one of my best friends to indulge in one of my guilty pleasures- Scissor Sisters. We headed to the Northern Quarter and made a first time visit to Almost Famous. I had heard great things about this burger joint on Twitter and from other bloggers and we weren’t disapointed. The food was great. I chose the Famous Burger which is your bog standard burger- meat, cheese, sauce and salad. But boy it was good and the mix of chips and sweet potato fries and coldslaw finished my meal off perfectly. We had a couple of cocktails before we headed down to the Apollo. The Scissor Sisters are so fun and put on such a fantastic show with Ana Matronic making a truly fabulous front woman. …

Wake me up when September ends..

I can’t believe it is September already. Where has this year gone?! It feels like only two minutees since I got my new job, now we are three months in, it seems like I have been there forever! Towards the end of last year, my work buddy and I made a pact to attend a gig/event each month or this year and it has been great knowing each month I have an exciting gig to look forward to! August was a quiet month but the year has shaped up well- January and February were quiet, boo, March was a trip to Florence and the Machine at the MEN and Laura Marling. April was a slow month. May was the biggie- Sydney and Oz to see my besties who are travelling over there. It was a year since they went, yesterday. Still can’t believe how fast it has gone.June was Coldplay and Marina and the Diamonds and in July we went to see Metric at the Ritz. The gigs I have yet to come are- Scissor Sisters …