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miss_yasminaDaft Punk!

I’ve abandoned this for a while… so … I saw Daft Punk in concert last summer actually. In Turin. For free.

I love how Italian city authorities hold free concerts :) 6 years ago

Levi DavisUntitled

the goddamn rights, the deformities, the filter kings, the designer drugs… punk show @ The waiting room

Beleth, fury never fades, cellador… metal show @ sokol underground 7 years ago

Levi Davistwo this week!

Thursday, June 14: The faint @ Sokol Underground
Great set, included all my faves. One encore, lots of new songs.

Sunday, June 17: Tortoise @ the Waiting Room
Lichen as opener, kicked ass, blew my mind. Fantastic set, lots of energy, groovy to the end. Two encores! Wish I would have taken my camera. 7 years ago

Levi DavisUntitled

the deformities, the speech impediments, jaeger fight
free punk show! w00t 7 years ago

Levi DavisClutch!

Clutch in Lawrence, KS. Kick ass! 7 years ago

KomakinoSo there it is....

43 gigs ive been to

I could continue as there are a few others ive been too since 2nd April


Tuesday 17 April 2007
Pelican & These Arms Are Snakes
Satans Hollow, Manchester

Thursday 26 April 2007
Maxïmo Park & Art Brut
Manchester Ritz

Tuesday 8 May 2007
Cansei de Ser Sexy, Robots in Disguise & The Teenagers
Manchester Ritz

but i think i will leave it at that =] 7 years ago

Komakino43> 36 Crazyfists - 2 April 2007 - Manchester Academy 3

Support from: Twelve Tribes 7 years ago

Komakino42> The Rakes - 16 March 2007 - Manchester Academy

Support from: Love Is All, The Holloways & Alterkicks 7 years ago

Komakino41> Poison the Well - 16 March 2007 - Manchester Academy

Support from: The Ghost of a Thousand & Cry for Silence 7 years ago

Levi Davistwo more

the deformities… two nights in a row.

5.11 @ the waiting room in benson, Omaha, NE
5.12 @ the eagles club in Fremont, NE

15 total. I added this goal with the intention of getting to 43 in a year, but i’m waaaay off. 7 years ago

Komakino40> Deftones – 11th March 2007 – Manchester Academy

This gig just so happened to be the second time ive been lucky enough to see Deftones live, and although the crowd seemed a lot younger than last time, Deftones were just as good. If not better!

We had arrived at the gig a little late and so managed to completly miss the support act, but we seeming arrived just in time to work our way right to the front. The crowd were restless and soon began chanting “Chino” repeatedly as the road crew worked at setting up the equipment.

Finally after a half hour wait the stage went dark and band members began to file into place. I was pushed forward in the crowd, then all of a sudden Chino Moreno steps onstage and the band lurch into Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) as everybody in the place goes crazy. In the next couple of hours they play songs from Adrenaline, Around The Fur, Self Titled, keeping the theme distincly heavy. Perhaps the shocking thing of the night is the bear minimum of Saturday Night Wrist tracks played. You wont see me complaining though!

Chino finishes the set on Seven Words, bringing an end to this utterly perfect night 7 years ago

Komakino39> Alexisonfire - 1st March 2007 - Manchester Academy 2

Being the height i am [5’3] i generaly stay out of the pit when i go to a gig, but i just couldnt resist it this time. All it took was the opening bars of Pulmonary Archery to start and i was in there jumping about like a loonymental ;)

Alexisonfire simply owned that stage. The support was rather disapointing though, chatting to my mate in the bar area was more fun than Comeback Kid & Beat Union thrown together.

=]7 years ago

Komakino38> Nine Inch Nails - 26th February 2007 - Manchester Apollo

Trent Reznor is the god damn sexiest over 40 year old ever!


Edit: Apart from Johnny Depp of course

Nine Inch Nails were simply amazing, not that there was any doubt that they would be. I was second from the front for the whole show, I lost my friend at one point but then found him jumping about 2 people back so dragged him through. They played such a good set, a bit of new stuff mixed in with Closer, Starfuckers, Head Like A Hole, March Of The Pigs, Heresy, Sin, The Becoming… pretty much everything I could have wanted them to play, but hearing them play Hurt live really just made the night for me. Simply beautiful and breathtaking :)

I got some ok pics and a couple of videos but as I was so close the sound isnt too good :/

Support came in the form of the beautuful and talented Ladytron. Who were nothing short of fantastic, we got there just as they were coming on so got to see the whole set! They finished on Destroy Everything You Touch

Both of the girls have the most beautiful hair!

Wow.. what an amazing gig.. im not gonna forget that one in a long time!!! =] 7 years ago

Komakino37> Bleeding Through, Caliban & I Killed The Prom Queen – 24th February 2007 – Manchester Academy 2

The events of Saturday night will make no sense to anyone but me and jont, but regardless here they are in a nut shell…

Unexpected gig buddy//Shiny Tables//Laughing at hardcore dancing//Laughing at laughing//Just laughing//Moving Curtains//Operation Human Shield//Funny Hair//Fear and Loathing in Macdonalds//Strawberry ice cream//Bus rides//Getting kicked off busses//Inappropriate band names 7 years ago

Komakino36> Brand New - 6th February 2007 - Manchester Apollo

I started off with all good intentions of doing a review that would justify how utterly amazing this gig actually was. Without a doubt something special happened on that stage that i doubt any Brand New fan will forget in a long time and this review i found on pretty much nails it in every way possible

“This is a band that has truly earned the stage on which they are playing. It must hurt to be this good.”7 years ago

Komakino35> Norma Jean - 17th January 2007 - Manchester Academy 3

Ive loved Norma Jean for as long as i can remember, so you can imagine my utter joy when i found not only would they be playing Manchester Academy, but also that the support would come in the form of He Is Legend


The fact that Norma Jean ended on Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste only convinces me further of the superiority of this band

This is where its at kiddies

Take note! 7 years ago

Komakino34> Kerrang Tour 2007 - 16th January 2007 - Nottingham Rock City

Despite this being a Kerrang tour with four bands in total on the bill, it really should have just been called “The Biffy Clyro Tour with some other random crap bands”

Bands in order were I am Ghost, The Audition, The Bronx and then THE MIGHTY BIFFY CLYRO!! =]

Matt had so kindly bought me the ticket for my birthday, and as its always him coming from Nottingham to see me in Manchester, i thought i would check out what Nottingham’s rock scene has to offer.

I got the train over which was mainly due to the amount of gin i was planning to consume, which lets face it, lounging on a seat reading a book beats having to drive home on a hangover. I arrived in Notts about 2:30pm and Matt met me at the station, we took a quick detour to check into my hotel, and find one of the strangest shower arrangements ive ever seen, and then we set off over to wagamama’s where i ate the yummiest Japanese meal ever. mmmm!

Afterwards we went to a few bars and then finally over to Rock City to meet up with everyone. Im pretty impressed by the venue, i mean its not as big as Manchester Academy but it certainly has a lot more character.

The first band to come on were I am Ghost I really would like to say that i liked them, but frankly id be lying. Maybe its just that the music isnt really to my taste, or maybe it was that i just wanted Biffy to come on stage right there and then, but regardless i ended up wandering about checking the venue while they were on stage.

Second band came in the form of The Audition who sounded like pretty much every other generic emo band out there, and whos lead singer screamed “come on motherfuckers” at every given opportunity which instantly made me want to kick him in the balls. Its not that they were really bad… they just weren’t all that good!

By this point i had given up hope of getting another band worth watching apart from Biffy, but then was pleasantly surprised when The Bronx came out to a much heavier riff to the songs i had previously heard from them, and despite the singers uncanny resemblance to Daniel Bedingfield, i actually quite enjoyed the set. Que the first, mini, pit of the night!

By this point we had moved through the crowd and were now roughly second from the front, to await the mighty Biffy to take to the stage!

Finally it was time, wow.. what can i say.. they were just amazing. I think i jumped about like a looniemental for pretty much the whole set. They played everything i could have hoped for and the encore just nailed it for me! I came out of there battered, bruised, barely able to speak but so totally happy =]

Check out the mighty Biffy Clyro here

Believe me.. you wont be disappointed! 7 years ago

Levi DavisUntitled

4th of july, tilly and the wall, the faint 8 years ago

Komakino33> Ligera & Penknifelovelife - 13th December 2006 - Satans Hollow [Manchester]

Bruuutal ;) 8 years ago

Komakino32> Minus The Bear and These Arms Are Snakes - 3rd December 2006 - Sheffield Corporation

Despite the fact that the headlining act was Minus The Bear i actualy went to this gig for These Arms Are Snakes. I managed to miss TAAS manchester gig which was a few days before so i secured tickets to the Sheffield gig where they just so happened to be playing with MTB. Lucky for me the two bands were touring the uk at the same time [seperatly] and only joined up for one gig, which was the Sheffield one =]

I was meant to be going to this gig with Dale and Rob but as Dale dropped out last minute it ended up being just me and Rob driving over to sheffield.

Got to the gig about 7pm just in time for the doors opening and wandered about looking at the band tees… i didnt see any i liked that much so i decided not to get anything. TAAS drummer kept walking past us smiling so i gave him a nod and a smile back

First support came in the form of This Et Al who i hadnt heard of before. The singer looked like a early Gerard Way look-a-like which was a little scary but once they started i was plesantly suprised. Well worth checking out :)

After a little break TAAS took to the stage which was my cue to get to the front… see im rather a big fan of Steve and everything he stands for… the man just oozes sex appeal!

The singer [Steve] is completly crazy in a way only meth can explain. From start to finish he just throws himself about in a sexual manor and crawls/rolls around the stage at any given opertunity .. he was swinging from the beams above his head at one point

After strutting about the stage with his snake hips, sweating everywhere and breathing heavily into the mic as he had tired himself out, i came to the conclusion that despite all this the man has it… im not sure what the hell it is, but he definatly has it

Just when i thought he couldnt top his antics he proved me wrong by jumping down into the crowd and crawling under the stage while still singing.

Simply amazing :D

Next up was Minus The Bear, and i have to say that they completly blew me away with how good they are live. Im pushed to think of a band that are that tight playing their instruments live. Id go as far as saying they are actually better live than on the CD.

I thought it was quite sweet during both the TAAS & MTB sets that they brought each other water and towels. The bands are old friends, being that both of the bands contain ex-members of Botch [who were amazing btw] and im happy that i got to see that on a tour. They kept mentioning each other on stage and saying how nice it was to be able to tour together that night

All in all both bands were amazing but it was These Arms Are Snakes that i went for and i really wasnt dissapointed!

These Arms Aare Snakes

Minus The Bear

This et al8 years ago

Komakino31> Dirty Pretty Things - 29th November 2006 - Manchester Apollo

Think of attending a gig where they start and then you realise that the one song lasts about two hours… that was pretty much what this gig sounded like to me!

Dull was an understatement.

Ok ok maybe thats a little harsh… but i have to say that i was sceptical, to say the least, about this gig to start with

I was a big fan of The Libertines and as i had gone to see Babyshambles [pete’s band], who were rubbish, i figured i should go to see the other side of the fence [carl’s band]

Let me tell you ive found out that the grass is only slightly greener on that side too

Disapointing to say the least.. although me and cha had fun chatting through most of it! 8 years ago

Komakino30> Hatebreed and Unearth - 25th November 2006 - Sheffield Corporation

This gig.. in a word, was BRUTAL!

Picture the scene, i was in work on friday and got half a text from my mate kat, that said “if you can get to sheffield we will pay for your birthday”... too impatient to wait for the first half i called her to see what the deal was.

She then proceded to tell me that Hatebreed [one of my favourite bands] were playing the night after in sheffield and her and her boyfriend Chris were wondering if i wanted to go for my birthday… i replied with a loud YES!!!

We got to the gig a little after it had started and seemingly so just in time for Unearth to take to the stage. Ive seen these guys before and i wasnt that impressed with the live performance but this gig certainly changed my mind on that one. They were amazing. At this point we were stood pretty near the back but in the break between bands decided to move forward. We got about 10 people back, in the middle and awaited the mighty Hatebreed to enter the stage!

They were utterly amazing and brutal isnt the word… the circle pit was great. I avoided it as you can imagine! haha! They played a great selection of tunes.. not just the new album and to top it off they ended on I will be heard

To see the whole venue with there fists in the air singing along is a sight to be held

Fantastic gig.. even worth the hours drive just to get there :) 8 years ago

Komakino29> Taste Of Chaos - 12th November 2006 - Manchester Apollo

I arrived at the gig with Matt who had so lovely picked me up at my house and drove me to the Apollo. We had standing tickets [thank god] and so once we had headed to the bar where i got ID’d [ :/ ] and Matt got the drinks, we made our way to the front of the stage. For some reason i always stand to the front left in the Apollo, wether this is because thats the side that the bar is on or just because i seem to veer that way when drunk is behond me, but regardless we stood there awaiting the bands to start.

Now ive no idea what order the bands came on.. well apart from the last four.. but i think it was something simlar to:

  • Saosin
  • Senses Fail
  • Penknifelovelife
  • Templeton Pek
  • Anti-Flag
  • Underoath
  • LostAlone
  • Alexisonfire
  • Taking back sunday

    Due to the fact that I had been drinking before i left the house, waiting for matt to pick me up [he was late], by the time i had a couple in the Apollo i was pissed as a fart.. or so im told.. i mean i thought i did quite well conciding the ammount of giin i drank but Matt tells me i was repeating myself and slurring. I had got to that imdrunkandwanttoringrandompeople stage and not only told my mate that i love him [eep] but i also called people to repeat… “im really drunk” with lots of static noice in the background from the bands….. oooohh dear ;)

    But anyway…. Underoath, Penknifelovelife and Alexisonfire stole the show for me!

    Taking Back Sunday did well concidering their guitarist wasn’t there, and so members of Soasin, Underoath and Anti-Flag helped with songs.

    LostAlone were awesome! Ive never heard them before but i checked them out on myspace and they seem like really awesome guys

    The rest of the bands dont really stand out all that much for me and after being stood up [jumping about] from 5pm until about 11pm my feet were killing me, but still it was a good night

    8 years ago

Levi DavisAlice in Chains!

yessss. nov 14 @ Sokol Auditorium.

Totally kickass 8 years ago

Komakino28> Boy Kill Boy - 17th October 2006 - Manchester Ritz

// watch this space //

pics to follow :p 8 years ago

Komakino27> Atreyu & 36 Crazyfists – 18th September 2006 – Manchester Academy

// watch this space // 8 years ago

Komakino26> Billy Talent � 16th September 2006 � Manchester Academy

Met up with Matt, Dave and Darryl in Kro bar before this gig, we had a few drinks before heading over to the academy about 8pm. We would have gone over sooner but there was a queue of children half way down the road and after seeing this, and taking into consideration that we can actually buy alcohol, apposed to half the people at the gig we went to Big Hands for another drink. I was told that the gig didn�t sell out, but I find that pretty hard to believe seeing that as soon as we walked through the door it was jammed. We made our way to the front right of the stage and stayed there for a while Ruben was playing. They were actually pretty good. Id not heard much of their stuff and was expecting quite a mellow band from what I had heard, so I was pleasantly surprised when they started screaming, although the main singer isn�t the best at that. After they finished we moved closer to the stage and right into the crowd. Even before Billy Talent came on I was incredibly warm. This was quite possibly the warmest gig ive been to this year, no joke. We got about five people deep and stopped while we got pushed about by the crowd, but all in good fun. Matt and Darryl decided to get right to the front but I thought I may die of heat exhaustion if I got any further in and Dave pretty much felt the same. Ive pretty much decided that my hair cut is probably the least appropriate hair cut for a gig, EVER, being that my hair covers about 70% of my head… damn fringe! :P

Billy Talent came on and I can fully say that they are fantastic live. Energetic, they sound just like they do on the album, they played up to the crowd perfectly.

Had a lot of fun, where we were in the crowd you couldn�t help but jump when everyone else did, you pretty much got trampled if you didn�t. Plus a pit started right next to me and Dave, we opted out of joining in though.

Funniest part of the night, apart from the state of Matt and Darryl when they reappeared from the front, was the uber fan next to us who nearly popped my eardrums by screaming, yes screaming, not singing the lyrics to all the songs. She was like a groupie gone wrong. Hilarious to watch! 8 years ago

Komakino25> The Subways – 9th September 2006 – Manchester Academy

// watch this space // 8 years ago

Komakino24> Red Hot Chili Peppers – 11th July 2006 – Manchester MEN Arena

// watch this space // 8 years ago

Komakino23> Deftones – 10th July 2006 – Manchester Academy

I’ve wanted to see Deftones for years now but had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that they wouldn’t be touring the UK again, mainly as it had been years since they were last here. I was glad to be proved wrong! When I found out about this gig I went out and booked my ticket before even checking who was going. As it was Stephen and Ian came with me. Had it come down to it, would I have gone alone?hell yeah! The gig was packed and for once full of people my age! No mini emos! Chino put on an amazing set and I can honestly say they sound just as good live as they do on the albums. This was one of those gigs I really got into, there wasn’t a minute where I wasn’t focused on the stage, where as some gigs I find myself chatting to my mates or looking around. I love them even more, if that’s possible! 8 years ago

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