My Vitriol on Islington High Street

This illustrates that gig night is not always all about the music. A lovely old venue with a bit of history, like the Islington Assembly Hall, in an area of diverse eateries, pubs and bars makes it all more of an adventure….but hey, it’s not every week you get the chance to see the elusive ‘My Vitriol’.

“Oh no, they’re playing the NEC.” Birmingham’s premier gig venue revisited.

Looking back at my occasional visits to see bands at the NEC Birmingham in the 80s and 90s and in recent years.