GIG 284: White Zombie / Stabbing Westward – 10th May 1996

A Friday night trip south of the river to Brixton Academy was in order this evening. White Zombie, one of my favourite bands of the time, were playing and after seeing their fantastic Donnington show (GIG 227) the previous summer I was not wanting to miss a second chance at seeing them. Unfortunately we missed … Continue reading GIG 284: White Zombie / Stabbing Westward – 10th May 1996

GIG 253: Therapy? / Honeycrack / Joyrider – Brixton Academy, 13th December 1995

This was a memberable gig for a couple of reasons. One due to the gig itself, the other due to the riot taking place outside that kept us locked in the venue and gave us all a police escort to Stockwell tube station as Brixton Station was still in the middle of the riot. But … Continue reading GIG 253: Therapy? / Honeycrack / Joyrider – Brixton Academy, 13th December 1995

GIG 238: The Australian Doors – Brixton Academy, 14th October 1995

October seemed to be the month that The Australian Doors Show crossed the planet and toured the UK. I'd seen them in October 1993 (GIG 132), October 1994 (GIG 186), and now was seeing them for a third time in, yep, October 1995. There was a nice group of us that met up in Brixton … Continue reading GIG 238: The Australian Doors – Brixton Academy, 14th October 1995

GIG 235: The Levellers / Prophets of da City / Cecil – Brixton Academy, 6th October 1995

Surprisingly I hadn't seen The Levellers since 1992 (GIG 108) when I'd seen them at the NEC in Birmingham. Not quite sure how I'd not seen the in the (almost) three years since then, but it was Friday night and I was finally catching them again. I was originally going to this with a friend … Continue reading GIG 235: The Levellers / Prophets of da City / Cecil – Brixton Academy, 6th October 1995

GIG 210: Terrorvision / EMF / Joyrider – Brixton Academy, 21st May 1995

I'd really enjoyed seeing Terrorvision in October '94 (GIG 188) so when they announced a date at Brixton Academy (one of my favourite venues) I quickly snapped up a ticket. It was a Sunday evening and Angela, Alex, Mike R, Oli, Surfer Boy and myself all headed down south of the river to the gig. … Continue reading GIG 210: Terrorvision / EMF / Joyrider – Brixton Academy, 21st May 1995

GIG 144: The Sisters of Mercy / La Costa Rasa – Brixton Academy, 21st December 1993

Night Two of The Sisters of Mercy at Brixton Academy. Night One had been fantastic, the best Sisters gig I'd ever seen. Could Night Two compete in any way to what had occurred under 24 hours earlier? We opted to stay for an extra pint in the pre-gig pub as opposed to see La Costa … Continue reading GIG 144: The Sisters of Mercy / La Costa Rasa – Brixton Academy, 21st December 1993

GIG 143: The Sisters of Mercy / La Costa Rasa – Brixton Academy, 20th December 1993

This was the fourth time I'd seen The Sisters of Mercy. The first two were at Wembley Arena (GIG 069 and GIG 070) and then outside at Crystal Palace supporting Depeche Mode (GIG 124). But tonight was at one of my favourite venues - Brixton Academy. Much smaller than an arena gig, so this was … Continue reading GIG 143: The Sisters of Mercy / La Costa Rasa – Brixton Academy, 20th December 1993

GIG 137: Front 242 / Sheep On Drugs – Brixton Academy, 10th November 1993

I'm not sure why this gig got pushed back, but it was originally scheduled for 6th October. In anycase, Greg, Sue and myself headed south of the river to Brixton to see a duo of bands I was massively keen on. Front 242 (whom I'd never seen live before now) supported by Sheep On Drugs … Continue reading GIG 137: Front 242 / Sheep On Drugs – Brixton Academy, 10th November 1993

GIG 131: Alice In Chains / The Wildhearts / Clawfinger – Brixton Academy, 4th October 1993

Alice In Chains had been riding high for a couple of years. Facelift, their debut album, had produced a couple of hits (most notable 'Man in the Box'), but it was 1992's release of Dirt which really propelled them in to the spotlight with tracks such as 'Would?' and 'Angry Chair' getting loads of airplay. … Continue reading GIG 131: Alice In Chains / The Wildhearts / Clawfinger – Brixton Academy, 4th October 1993

GIG 122: The Cult / Fun-Da-Mental / Hair & Skin Trading Co. – Brixton Academy, 29th June 1993

Having seen The Cult supporting Guns N' Roses the previous month (GIG 119) we now got to see them as a headliner, and at one of my favourite venues. The Cult were supported by Hair & Skin Trading Co. (who I wasn't keen on) and Fun-da-Mental, a British Asian hip-hop/techno group founded by Aki Nawaz … Continue reading GIG 122: The Cult / Fun-Da-Mental / Hair & Skin Trading Co. – Brixton Academy, 29th June 1993