The Summer Set Ahh, The Summer Set. A band from Arizona who are apparently too pop for the punk kids but too punk for the pop kids. Where do they fit in? In Manchester it seems as tonight The Academy was packed with loyal supporters all eager to see a gig that may never have happened. After reportedly splitting last year, the band are now back together and looking stronger than ever after the release of their new album Stories For Monday.


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Four Year Strong Finally, headline act Four Year Strong punk rock quartet entered the stage with their melodic hardcore style, the room stepped up the tempo with a conventional mosh pit. Instantly setting a buzz within the venue with their powerful and aggressive intro, Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar) greeted the front row audience with his gritty vocals.


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Avenged Sevenfold Tonights headline act are a band I loved as a 16 year old, but everything released since 'City Of Evil' hasn't really been to my taste. Having said that I have always kept one eye on their progress. Avenged Sevenfold hit the scene around the same time Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium did, and there was much talk to who would be the first to reach the promise land of headlining the metal festival, Download. Over the past month we have learnt that they have been the first of the three to have reached it. So the question on everyones lips tonight is are they up to the challenge?


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Fleet Foxes We've always been big fans of The Bees here at Gig Junkies. Ever since we saw them (and were blown away) in 2003 at the 'old' Birmingham Academy 3. Needless to say when we found out that they were supporting the splendid Fleet Foxes we knew we were in for a veritable treat of harmonies upon harmonies and upbeat folk jaunts. Delightful.


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Hole I don’t think I’ve ever been excited about a gig as I have tonight. I’ve idolised Courtney Love since around the age of 15, and now at 27 years old and 6 and a half months pregnant, actually getting to see them play live was just one of those events that I’d resigned myself to believing I’d missed out on forever.


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