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    sadexpunk
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    back yesterday from dublin, went to see young fathers, idles and LCD soundsystem at malahide castle.  cracking concert in a great setting.

    seen idles a fair few times now and love them so knew what to expect.  hadnt seen YF or LCD but theyd been on my radar to go see for a while now.

    all 3 bands were excellent and im so pleased to finally get to see YF live.  mrs ex-p loves idles and wasnt too fussed about the others but shes now a convert :-)

    didnt twig til we went in that we had ‘gold circle’ tickets so got right on the front rail.  only downside to that for my wife is that she’d been expecting to sit on the grass and watch so was wearing flipflops :D  but…. its probably safer at the front than a few rows back where it was all going mental so her tootsies escaped intact.

    i NEED to go see young fathers again!!!

    BoardinBob
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    What’s the craic with Pearl Jam cancelling last minute? I’d heard rumours a while a go of very low ticket sales and slashed prices to try and get folk in

    Northwind
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    They’re saying due to illness and I think that’s probably true? They’d already attracted an absolute shitstorm by cutting prices halfway through the run, so loads of people had already paid full price and no refunds were offered… and inevitably that’ll be a lot of more hardcore fans. (it got a bit stupid because there was a fan presale which was quite small and sold out, and then people lost their minds and bought tickets from touts at several times the face value, and then the main sale started the day after, I’m kind of half laughing at that but also, gig ticketing is so demented now that you can’t really blame people for getting the fear). Last minute cancellations are always shit but this one’s a bit extra shit.

    Northwind
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    Excellent day at Big City Glasgow yesterday, some really good sets but especially from Michael Rother, Kathryn Joseph and Nadine Shah, barely a band I didn’t at least enjoy. I’d seen Sacred Paws before and didn’t dig it but really enjoyed them this time. Definitely a wee bit of shoegazing fatigue by the time Slowdive were on, so we took a wee break before Mogwai, who absolutely killed it- more new stuff than I expected and leaned more towards the beautiful side of Mogwai than the brutal side (I like the horrible noises more). Still a wee element of fatigue in a day with quite a lot of similar music, like, Rano Pano just seemed to go on and on and never go anywhere, especially compared with We’re No Here which does basically the same thing but better. But ending it with Remurdered and the most ridiciulously massive OTT version of Fear Satan ever was just incredible. I’d always like to hear Helicon though

    I’m liking this boutique mini festivals thing,new thing for me- got parked right outside, 2 tents and no outdoors stages so weather was no stress, no band clashes (well, some weird 5 minute overlaps), everything within a short walk, enough people to feel like a proper event. About 1 minute’s walk from one tent to the next. Drawbacks were the crowd didn’t fit in the smaller tent (cos with nonstop bands, most people just went straight from one to the other, it was less like a normal festival little stage) and the food and drink stalls were a bit overwhelmed. And you couldn’t <not> miss a band, which would have bothered my completist brain except that luckily Cloth were really dull and a good food break.

    This is the whole festival, you could almost fit it in a bigger tent.

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    pisco
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    What’s the craic with Pearl Jam cancelling last minute? I’d heard rumours a while a go of very low ticket sales and slashed prices to try and get folk in

    A colleague went to see 30 Seconds to Mars the other week and said it was poorly attended  They announced that they were playing in London the following night, and as “a special thank you” their tickets would also be valid for the London gig.

    pisco
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    Nile Rogers and Chic last weekend with Mrs P.

    His songwriting/production stretches from lots of disco classics, to Madonna, Duran Duran, Bowie and Daft Punk, so they were able to fill the 90 minutes with wall to wall classics. A very tight band and a polished performance meant lots of dancing. Not cool, but very enjoyable.

    lambchop
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    Alvvays this week. Sadies next week. 100% Canadian loveliness

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    rone
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    We’re up to be filming Public Service Broadcasting in Durham Cathedral on Friday – doing the whole of their Every Valley album.

    On the day of the election result!

    Should be great – I like the band a lot.

    DaveyBoyWonder
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    My wife went to see Foo Fighters on Saturday night.

    Get the impression she wasn’t blown away by them – just got a ‘yeah, it was good’ response when she got home and not much more! (other than lots of moans about **** in the crowd).

    She felt the 3hr set was an hour too long too, which is one reason I gave it a miss. There’s only so much shouting I can be doing with.

    Sounds standard for modern Foo Fighters. Seen them a fair few times and each time just got more and more “meh”.

    Just booked to see Bad Nerves in Leeds in December. Can’t wait for that!

    Another thumbs up for Big City Glasgow.

    I only went for Slowdive and Mogwai. Mogwai were tight and blistering and brilliant, but for sheer smiles and wonderfulness, Slowdive won the prize for me.

    Was home inside the hour after the event finished too. Much goodness.

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    chrispoffer
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    “We’re up to be filming Public Service Broadcasting in Durham Cathedral on Friday – doing the whole of their Every Valley album.”

    I had a ticket for that but had to sell it on – was double booked, we’re off to the Stanhope Weekender (tribute mini festival) Fri & Sat this week. Have seen PSB a couple of times now and am booked to see them at the Glasshouse later in the year. Would have loved to see them at the Cathedral with a brass band, it’ll be a unique experience I’m sure!

    sillyoldman
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    Another satisfied Big City customer here. Missed Sacred Paws, but Kathryn Joseph, Michael Rother, Beak, Nadine Shah and of course Mogwai were all amazing. Great event and location – hope it happens again in the future.

    desperatebicycle
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    Mad how thin on the ground music gigs are for me this year. Last year was packed. Got a Canada Day comedy gig tonight, headliner Bobby Mair, he’s an utter loon so that should be fun.

    Next music is Death From Above 1979 in a few weeks. On me todd.

    johndoh
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    After catching them at Glastonbury, I have just bought tickets to see Fontaines DC at Leeds First Direct Arena – really not sure how they will translate to an Arena-sized audience, but fingers crossed they pull it off.

    roach
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    Roach junior’s band Subterrania playing the big smoke on Saturday @ the Tooting Tram and Social, there’s a few bands on for the London Music Showcase, should be good.

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