As I have been looking after my nephew over the last few weeks, the number of shows and records I've been able to fire out reviews on has fallen a bit. The little promotions adventure I'd been planning at the Good Ship has also had to go on the back burner too. Things are tight right now. So tight that my last festival of the summer has been and gone this weekend.
Offset was a very good experience, the best festival I've been to since Pheonix 96, I think. The photos I have are frankly NSFW, but believe me, you'll not struggle to find pictures of the Bands at Offset on Flickr. I've dug a few choice links out now for you, from my shows of the weekend.
Popular Workshop by Jenna Pheonix
Enjoy the beautiful Simon Le Bon t-shirt.
So So Modern by Jenna NoStyle
It'd be good to see some video of this set. They had *lots* of energy.
Blood Red Shoes by Katie Milliner
"This is a very middle class festival"
Die! Die! Die! by Russ Garrett
"You're never more than 3ft away from a photographer at Offset"
My sister procured Metallica tickets today. This is very exciting news, especially as everyone is telling me Death Magnetic is a return to form. I'll keep you posted on it.
I'm also going to Shearwater at Bush Hall (and still looking for a photographer, I've got a photo pass lined up if if anyone is interested), and potentially their free show at Rough Trade East. There is also a Marion show in October at The Metro in London that I may go to if funds allow. It's definitely a push to put the second Marion rarities post up, anyway.