My dopamine releasing activities

#1: Summer fun, bands, & holiday heaven @ Valhalla

Over the last year or so I have had some of my favourite nights at Valhalla - they consistently put on great, well-priced line-ups, and tonight was no exception. Four bands, each of whom had their own distinct sound and... Continue Reading →


Secondary Challenge – 100 different bands

Part of the reason I accepted The Challenge was so that I could see a bunch of different bands. I need to break out of my little comfort zone and find some new and exciting music. So this post is just... Continue Reading →

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2017 – The Challenge

Here is my plan to help me get through 2017 - it is likely to be a hard one for me for various reasons so I need to increase my dopamine levels regularly.

Cosmic Shambles LIVE – announcement

Cosmic Shambles LIVE is going to be one of the most awesome variety shows you will ever see! Not only do we have some of the top names in comedy and science from the UK - they will be joined... Continue Reading →

Live Comedy with a Sprinkling of Live Music – Rock’n’Lols

The lure of an event containing two of my favourite things at an unconventional venue was enough to draw me away from my usual Wednesday night comedy show, and I’m glad I went along. Rock ‘n’ Lols is organized by... Continue Reading →

The Dose – where to get your dopamine hit this weekend – September 9/10. Some of you may have noticed that things have been pretty quiet here for a while - sorry about that but I do have a bunch... Continue Reading →

Another great night at Valhalla (Sept 2016)

Once again for a mere $10 there were several bands playing at Valhalla, only this time each of the bands was very different musically. First up we had Short Girls. Opening to a small crowd is never easy, and although... Continue Reading →

The Menagerie August 2016

The Menagerie is a monthly variety show produced by Rachel Rouge. The August show was a mix of circus, burlesque, magic, comedy, music and poetry all tied together by the MC Mr Wizowski. The performers were equally balanced between emerging... Continue Reading →


Enigma is a one-man comedy show starring (in his own words) the world's greatest pickup artist.  Performed by Alexander Sparrow, Enigma is an incredibly well developed and believable character, so much so that others at my table spent a reasonable... Continue Reading →

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