The Boomtown Travel Guide

So you’ve booked your ticket and you’re putting together an itinerary for a visit to the country’s maddest party town. We’ve put together a little guide to help you squeeze out every drop of that sweet insanity from this particular cocktail of craziness. Our first piece of advice would be to take the to do…

Live – Tom Walker @ Omeara 24/05/17

The scene couldn’t have been set more perfectly, with the beautifully archaic walls of Omeara housing a packed crowd for Tom Walker. The night was kicked off in a charming fashion by Swedish trio Strandels, a wonderful concoction of guitar and vocal melodies that captivated and calmed the audience. Calm is not the word to…

Live – Klyne @ The Pickle Factory 15/05/17

If you haven’t been to the pickle factory before, or like me hadn’t even heard of it (shame on me right?), you will probably have very limited expectations of everything involved in seeing live music there. My expectations evolved throughout the night, starting with a mild dose of apprehension; arriving through a shady back door…

Live – Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts @ Canvas 15/11/17

We arrived early and settled into the comfy laid back atmosphere of the beautiful Canvas bar. We await with baited breath the imminent opening of the dancefloor and stage, we might have been a little embarrassingly keen. Our eyes flicker nervously to the stagedoor barely able to contain our visible glee, because hip hop greatness…

Live – Kilkovec @ Pre-Bar 26/01/17

The twenty-sixth day of the first month, I find myself in Southampton. The exact location, Pre Bar. I am here to listen to live music, music that I should enjoy. There is a sense of excitement brewing in the venue, it’s cosy interior suggests tonight could be rather loud.  Today Kilkovec begin their E.P release…

Boomtown Diaries: Chapter 8

I pry my crusted over eyelids open to see that my face is half submerged into a lake of beer presumably spilled the night before. A half smoked cigarette butt floats past as I slowly lift my head out of the muck.

Boomtown Review 2016

  Boomtown well and truly blew our minds and then sent the pieces spinning off into space. We’ve had the time necessary to collect them all and now we’re busy gluing back together those shattered shards into something that vaguely resembles a functioning human. The real world is a sharp shock after you’ve been immersed so heavily…

Boomtown Chapter 8 Preview

As I begin to pack my grubby little knapsack full of the essential trappings necessary to spend another week in the countries centre of debauchery and deviancy I am forced to reflect upon the journey that brought me here. I guess I’m what you could describe as a Boomtown veteran, I have watched the fair…

Live – The Chocolate Poetry Club

We had the distinct pleasure of attending yet another premium poetry event organised by the irresistibly delicious Chocolate Poetry Club. They’ve found a new home since the last time we visited, and now there is yet another powerfully poetic evening calling The Roebuck its home. The Roebuck is a beautiful venue and we’ve been attending…