October 19, 2005

Bowling for Soup gig…

Was a good night out must be said, £10 to get in, 4 bands, Army of Freshmen, MC Lars, American Hi-Fi and Bowling for soup.

Army of Freshmen were good for the first act on, lively, lots of jumping around and some good sounding songs, the bad part being that you only realise that halfway through a good song because you've never heard them before. Bravery / Stupidity award to lead singer for diving into the crowd from the top of the speaker stack though.

MC Lars, in his own words a "Post-punk laptop rapper" I think it was, was certainly different, maybe too different for the majority of the audience who were there (A LOT of very young looking people, gotta love those gigs open to general public), but maybe not just the impression I got. Some of the songs dragged a bit but meh, most were fine.

American Hi-Fi, good band, good performance, but nothing that really stood out, some people there might disagree, but just ok. Might have helped if I had known more of theirs songs I admit, I only knew a couple beforehand.

Bowling for Soup, Good performance, but not as good as their one two years ago in my first year, might be something to do with the fact I prefer their older stuff which they didn't play much of, the newer stuff just isn't as catchy. Performance and banter was a bit strained at times, but an ok job done in the end, maybe they're just starting to show their age a bit, they are around 40 now apparently.

Probably one of the better nights out live music-wise for me this year, certainly that's going to happen in the main union and not associated with any of the societies, some of whom will prolly have awesome nights this year, just not in the marketplace. Well, the Subways are probably worth looking forward to anyway…I'm tired, sleep now.


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  1. kate

    Hello, I am so excited going to see bowling for soup on the 7th of feb 07, at the get happy tour. i was just gunna say great artical yu a big fan then? what other bands have yu seen? Were b4s good with the crowd?cuz i love when bands talk to the crowd etc…. Are Army of freshmen any good bcuz i have never heard of them, are they worth buying a CD of?
    would appriciate a reply :) x

    29 Nov 2006, 22:36

  2. Boarder_cal

    Army of freshmen is well worth a buy. Under the radar is thier latest with some older tracks re-mixed on there. It wouldn’t supprise me if they put the best show on out of all of the bands even better than BFS. I’m going to Cardiff. Hope you have fun
    l8ers
    kal

    03 Feb 2007, 18:00

  3. Rosie

    there were the best i love Aaron hes so cool and i cant wait till they come to norwich in may. i cant get their song out of my head.
    hehe love them. xxxxxx

    19 Feb 2007, 16:40

  4. Rebecca Knowles

    Hi, I’m a Bowling For Soup fan and liked your article. I remember that gig-MC Lars didn’t come across well and got booed. That’s probably why Jaret and Erik came out and joined in with his Raven song! Anyway we had a good time. BFS were good but I know what you mean about the lack of older songs being played. We wanted SOHO-little chance of that! I think Erik is 32 – too much beer, maybe? I met the band at Guildford Civic Centre and then at their after-show party in Kings Cross. Jaret is a really nice guy and I’ve got a funny photo of us-it sits on top of my stereo. I’ll go to the October gig – are you going? Cheers, Bec :-)

    18 Mar 2007, 11:59

  5. Rosie

    Going to see them in October at the BIC 2007, cant wait, zebrahead are supporting and last time i saw them they were f**kin awesome!!! Rosie xxxx

    06 Jul 2007, 10:02


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