Author Archives: Milly Youngman

'Grown up' emo kid and pop punk lover (with plenty of everything else in the mix too). Life and style blogger at mini-adventures.com and former arts writer and editor.

GOO GOO DOLLS Play It Cool In The Heatwave at London’s Brixton Academy

Brixton’s O2 Academy is pretty warm at the best of times. In the midst of a heatwave? It’s probably on a level with a circle of hell. Thankfully, Goo Goo Dolls had arrived to provide a heavenly set in contrast. Even the bar was in on the action, serving up a special ‘Drink Named Goo’ cocktail. Scottish three-piece The Xcerts ...

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Fall Out Boy’s Mania

The problem with Fall Out Boy’s Mania isn’t a genre change

To a specific generation, Fall Out Boy are a rather special band, epitomising a time and an emotional connection of years past. The early days of Take This To Your Grave spawned an army of young pop-punk lovers. ‘Sugar We’re Going Down’ played a major role in pop-punk making its way back to the radar of the mainstream again. And Pete, Patrick, Joe ...

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

Six bands that absolutely smashed 2000Trees 2017

2000Trees is, without doubt, a community. To use the cliché, like-minded music fans assemble in the Cotswolds countryside every year to see their favourite underground artists and discover some new bands to add to their Spotify playlists and vinyl collections. In the usual festival circles, there was some debate regarding this year’s headline choices – but however you felt about ...

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CKY

Live: CKY + Puppy, London Underworld

For a band with a cult following, CKY’s return to the UK after a six year hiatus was undoubtedly a welcome one. Having sold out their first date at the London Underworld with ease, it was no surprise that the band quickly announced a second date in the city, and the venue was packed out on a Monday night when ...

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2000 Trees festival announce Forest sets

Announced on a live video feed by Frank Carter -the final bands and forest sessions were added to this year’s 2000 Trees line-up. Every year, the ‘Forest Sessions’ at the festival sees big names on the festival bill perform acoustic sets, in an atmospheric forest setting. From festival organiser, James Scarlett: “The Forest Sessions are probably my favourite thing about 2000trees. It’s ...

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Live: 2000 Trees Festival 2016

“You only have 52 weekends a year – make 7-9th July count”. Alright 2000 Trees, we definitely did just that. In a world of big corporate festivals, it’s incredibly exciting to see an independent fest organised by a group of mates hit its tenth anniversary – particularly with the likes of Hevy falling by the wayside in the cutthroat UK ...

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Save The Lost Boys premiere new track ‘Bad Names’

Ohio punk quartet Save The Lost Boys have just dropped new track ‘Bad Names’, from upcoming album Temptress. Recently signed to Victory Records, the band are currently embarking on a mammoth US tour ahead of the album’s release on 15th July. Vocalist Lee Weiss describes ‘Bad Names‘ as “the track that captures all the emotion that comes with a bad breakup. It’s ...

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Review: Blink-182 – California

Twenty-one years since the release of their debut album, ‘Cheshire Cat’, a lot has happened in the Blink-182 camp within recent years. With 2011’s Neighbourhoods showcasing a more ‘mature’ sound for the trio known for their dick jokes and music video nudity, many listeners were pretty torn on the release. The problem is, when you hit an age where you’re ...

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Good Charlotte announce UK dates

Good Charlotte have announced a series of UK dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham this summer around their appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals. Joining the pop punk icons, support comes in the form of a stellar roster of up and coming bands – Waterparks, Big Jesus and ROAM (Birmingham only). Dates are as follows: Wed 24th Aug – Glasgow, O2 Academy Thu ...

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Beartooth announce December UK Tour

If you managed to catch the mighty Beartooth unleash their hardcore assault on the moshpits of Download Festival’s main stage this year, you won’t want to miss their just-announced UK Dates in December. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods nominees (Best Breakthrough category) will be giving fans a taste of latest album, Agressive, available now on Red Bull Records. Support comes from Boston ...

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