GIG 275: The Presidents of The United States of America / Kula Shaker – Astoria, 12th April 1996

The Presidents of the USA had been riding high off their self-titled debut album (released 1995) and a trio of singles which had (or were about to) get a lot of radio and chart success. Dune Buggy, Lump, and Peaches were alt rock anthems of the moment and they were being supported by a band … Continue reading GIG 275: The Presidents of The United States of America / Kula Shaker – Astoria, 12th April 1996

GIG 260: Terrorvision / Honeycrack / Cecil / Pusherman – Astoria, 17th January 1996

It was Terrorvision time once again. I'd caught them three times before and they were one of the bands that could pretty much guarantee you a great time whenever you saw them. Joining me at The Astoria were Angela, Alex L, and Surfer Boy. I'd seen all the bands on the bill before apart from … Continue reading GIG 260: Terrorvision / Honeycrack / Cecil / Pusherman – Astoria, 17th January 1996

GIG 243: Front Line Assembly / Sheep on Drugs / Cubanate – Astoria, 29th October 1995

This was almost a dream line-up for me. Three of my favourite industrial bands all on the same bill - and finally my first time seeing Front Line Assembly live! To say I was in my element on this Sunday is probably a big understatement. I'd been out clubbing all night for a friends (Stacy) … Continue reading GIG 243: Front Line Assembly / Sheep on Drugs / Cubanate – Astoria, 29th October 1995

GIG 215: Warrior Soul / Clawfinger / Headswin / Misery Loves Co. – Astoria, 15th June 1995

The Kerrang-Carlsberg Tour 1995 rolled into London and took over The Astoria for the night. Four bands, three of whom I'd seen before, and a night of headbanding awaited. I had a week off so really had no excuse for arriving late at this gig. But for some reason we did arrive late and unfortunately … Continue reading GIG 215: Warrior Soul / Clawfinger / Headswin / Misery Loves Co. – Astoria, 15th June 1995

GIG 117: New Model Army / Ed Allyne-Johnson / Power of Dreams – Astoria, 4th May 1993

It’d been a year since I’d last see New Model Army (GIG 101) and, as with that gig, they had Ed Allyne-Johnson as a stand-alone support act for them as well as joining them on stage during their own set with his home built electric violin. In addition they were also joined by Power of … Continue reading GIG 117: New Model Army / Ed Allyne-Johnson / Power of Dreams – Astoria, 4th May 1993

GIG 029 – Dare / Garrison – Astoria, 18th October 1989

A couple of months before this gig Dare had been headlining the Marquee now, a a couple of blocks up the road, they were headlining the much bigger Astoria... and packing it out *and* having some very special guests turn up for a couple of tracks. This was my first time at The Astoria (a venue … Continue reading GIG 029 – Dare / Garrison – Astoria, 18th October 1989