Wednesday, 18 February 2009

More support for my accessories line from yet another one of my favourite bands!

Above: Me with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba, after the band's second show at Koko in Camden, London on February 17th, 2009. Below: Matt posing with my fishnet Shoot Love Not Bullets pistol key-chain. This particular key-chain was a custom made Alkaline Trio pistol!

I've designed a new resin pistol shape pendant/necklace and key-chain with the slogan Shoot Love Not Bullets inside. As a gift to one of my favourite bands, Alkaline Trio, who did two awesome shows this week in London, I gave them three unique versions of this particular design with a Valentine's Day theme, and also featuring their own Alkaline Trio skull in heart logo. For obvious copyright reasons, the same designs I gave the guys are not for sale to anyone! I made them just for the band, but the Shoot Love Not Bullets pistol pendant will be on sale soon at the following shop in the famous Stables Market in Camden, London:
Beautiful Freak
Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road,
(look out for the small unit, with the neon tutus and lots of brightly coloured bows displayed!)
I also have rave and UV glow accessories and jewellery on sale just a few stalls away at Spank!

After the second show at Koko, Alkaline Trio were about to be on their way to Heathrow airport, to catch a very long flight via Los Angeles onto Melbourne, Australia, for the Soundwave festival. After the Australian shows, the band will start working on their next record. Matt told me that this Summer they will be back in the studio! For more information, go to:

Monday, 9 February 2009

The rumours are true - BLINK 182 ARE BACK TOGETHER!

After years of not speaking, bickering, constant rumours and trying to convince their fans that Blink 182 would never reform, Mark, Travis and Tom have all made-up and decided to get back together. The reunion announcement was made onstage at the 2009 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8th. The band put past rifts (between Tom DeLonge, who supposedly broke up the band in 2005) behind them after drummer Travis Barker survived an air crash in a private jet in September 2008 that claimed the lives of two of his closest friends.

Above: Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker onstage as +44 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, May 25th 2007. This was one of the shows on the Summer 2007 Honda Civic Tour.
Below: Tom DeLonge before the 2007 Kerrang! Awards, when he was with his other band Angels and Airwaves. A possible Blink 182 reunion has been discussed by the music media and fans since the band's indefinite hiatus in 2005. Mark and Travis formed +44, while Tom worked on Angels and Airwaves, but both bands proved to be less successful than Blink 182.

Looks like a full US tour is on the cards for Summer 2009, followed by a proper worldwide concert tour. This has been long-awaited, so expect shows to sell-out fast. Great news that the guys are working together again after so many speculations.
For more information, the band have created a new up-to-date Blink 182 website, which is currently under construction (at the time I'm writing this). So go here for more info. soon:

Friday, 6 February 2009

Toxic Glamour accessories supported by bands and my new neon range being sold in Camden Town

My Toxic Glamour neon colours UV glow jewellery is now on sale in Camden Town, London at the following store:

SPANK. Unit 31a, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden. London.

Above: Fluorescent mini handcuffs necklaces Below: Safety pins and neon beads pistol pendant
Below: Assorted neon colours rock 'n' roll inspired earrings
My jewellery and accessories range is being supported by various band members I meet after shows, here are Paul DiGiovanni and Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls pictured with a couple of my creations:
Paul DiGiovanni, guitarist with Boys Like Girls with glow-in-the-dark stud skull key-chain
Boys Like Girls lead vocalist Martin Johnson with "star stud in resin bubble" pendant.
For more information on where you can buy these designs, please go to my Toxic Glamour MySpace page where all these items are pictured close-up -

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Metro Station and Boys Like Girls in London and Portsmouth

Boys Like Girls and Metro Station rounded off their UK tour on the South Coast of England last night, with energetic performances at the Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms.

Above: Metro Station vocalist Mason Musso taking a break before the Portsmouth show.

Paul DiGiovanni and Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls at the Electric Ballroom in London

I managed to get to see both bands at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London on Thursday January 29th, 2009 and again two days later at the smaller and more intimate surroundings of the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth. It was Boys Like Girls final tour, before returning home to Boston and preparing to record their follow-up album to debut self-titled album Boys Like Girls. The band were supported by their old friends Metro Station, who toured with them in the US and Canada last Summer on the Soundtrack of Your Summer tour, and newcomers Every Avenue.
For live captures from London and Portsmouth, go to my YouTube page. Live shots from both shows will soon be uploaded onto and onto my MySpace photo page.
My lack of reports and photos from shows recently means lack of finances! Hopefully things will get better and this freezing damn cold British weather will go away!