- Gigs 2019
Enjoyed Du Blonde a lot more than I thought I would.
Back story: I have a mate and we have an agreement to always say yes to one another’s gig choices – only allowed to say no if there are previously booked engagements. I’ve seen some great stuff that I wouldn’t have gone to otherwise.
Nothing booked in till May now – Loyle Carner and LANCO in one weekend.
Did anyone here go to Black Deer festival last year? Thinking about going this year and just wondered what it was like? Busy? Camping ok? Etc?Posted 8 months agofreeagentMember
Did anyone here go to Black Deer festival last year? Thinking about going this year and just wondered what it was like? Busy? Camping ok? Etc?
Am also interested in this as it is close to us.
@deadlydarcy – i guess you’re a Country fan? When Luke Combs tours the UK next you should go see him – we saw him twice last year and he’s amazing live.Posted 8 months ago
Sleaford Mods are bloody brilliant live!
Indeed they are. Not being a “I saw them before they were famous” type, I won’t* mention that I saw them in a pub the first time and Jason’s anger and ticks were a sight to behold up close I can tell you! Especially as I went not knowing at all what to expect. Fabulous.
*he lied.Posted 8 months agoCountZeroMember
First done – Joy Formidable last night.
I wanted to see them in Bristol, but it’s difficult to match gigs with my work hours – alternate weeks I finish at 7pm, doors open time! Buggerit.Posted 8 months ago
They seem to be coming back later in the year, so I’ll try to get tickets then just either take a day off, or switch my hours if necessary.
Big Thief are playing Bristol as well, I’d like to see them again, and I’ve got my Piroshka tickets! Their playing Rough Trade, and it’s a Saturday, so no issues with hours.PrinceJohnMember
Since I last posted – I’ve seen the excellent Beans On Toast in Truro, a great gig that ended pretty shambolicly, but was awesome because of it.
Also saw She Drew The Gun at the Fleece in Bristol. Who were a little disappointing to be honest – I expected them to be angrier live.Posted 8 months agoultracrepidarianMember
Got Alice in Chains booked for May in brum, Black Grape (supported by The Rotanas) at Cardiff Tramshed next month.
The Rotanas Feb 22nd in Cardiff.
Quiet year for me so far, was looking forward to doing a Festival this summer but the lineups are, frankly, shocking for the cost of the ticket prices!!
Going to see Alice in Chains tomorrow night, can’t wait to hear Nutshell live.Posted 8 months ago
Went and saw Art Brut last week. Accidentally got pretty shitfaced, made it home at 3am, had to walk to work because I was blatantly still drunk. I still feel weakened. I love Art Brut but damn it Eddie.
3 massive nights in London this weekend, getting on a train at 10am, to see the Hold Steady, and the Hold Steady, and then on Sunday also the Hold Steady. SO! MUCH! JOY!Posted 8 months agoricardo666Member
This years gig diary
Ozzy and Judas Priest – Postponed
Forest of Stars
Pale Horse named Death
Mono/ Jo Quail
Rammstein in Prague
Hellfest for TOOL/ Knotfest
Gojira in Manchester
Usually plenty more once the festival season has started.Posted 8 months agouponthedownsMember
Saw Steely Dan at the Manchester Arena three weeks ago. Amazing to hear live at last the songs I’ve been listening to for 40 years and they didn’t disappoint. Sadly Walter Becker is dead but as long as Donald Fagen is there it still sounds like Steely Dan.
Next gig will be ABC at the Bridgewater Hall complete with full orchestra playing the Lexicon of Love in its entirety. Anne Dudley from Art of Noise who co-wrote and arranged the album will be playing with them.Posted 8 months agofreeagentMember
’d love to have gone to see Chris Stapleton – but I’m away most of the week preceding on a boys ski/snowboard trip so there’s no way heading off to London for a gig was going to fly in my house. Enjoy, looks like a great weekend. Will you be doing double denim?
Chris Stapleton was pretty amazing – proper no-frills performance, just him, his Mrs, a Baas player + Drummer.Posted 8 months ago
Highlights from C2C were Cam, Keith Urban (i was expecting him to be a bit ‘style over substance, but he was very good) Ashley McBryde and Stapleton.
C2C 2020 dates already blocked out in the diary ;o)
Have booked tickets for Hawkwind’s 50th anniversary tour for the Albert Halls in Manchester.Posted 8 months ago
TBH I begrudge giving the thieving space monkey a penny, but there a 50% chance it might be good.
Obviously, there’s a 50% chance they’ll be as stoned as badgers and it’ll turn into a tedious embarrassment, but I’m happy to take one last gamble.
Just booked for Emmy The Great, 10th anniversary tour of First Love which is one of my favourite albums ever and was also kind of the soundtrack of me getting back into mountain biking. Can’t wait tbh.
Also sits rather nicely between the Wildhearts and Camden RocksPosted 8 months ago
Just found this whilst looking for live footage of Big Audio Dynamite…
’86 was a damn good year – went to B.A.D, Hawkwind and Killing Joke.
Schoolly D supported B.A.D, cue lots of very confused Mancs getting their first taste of live Hip Hop 🙂.
KJ’s support act failed to turn up and they sent some random bloke with an acoustic guitar out as a substitute.
The heckling was hilarious.
The acid kicked in just before KJ came on and it was an absolutely fantastic, if slightly scary do.
Some **** vandalised my GP100 outside the Apollo at the Hawkwind gig and I ended up getting towed home whilst tripping my tits off. Still have the scars. 🙂
Used to go to gigs every week back then, remember Here & Now, Easterhouse (friends of friends) and possibly Trouble Funk from that year too.
Dance music was starting to fascinate me, used to go Rock World and The Banshee with one group of mates and The Red House in Royton in Oldham to listen to Hip Hop.
Bought the first Mantronics album from Spin Inn and cut my hair. 🙂
Seventeen, it was a very good (and very eclectic) year.Posted 8 months ago
NW, how was your The Hold Steady weekender?
****in amazing. There were some minor snags like nearly losing all my luggage in a tunnel on the northern line and “coincidentally” ChrisL nearly getting dragged under a train, and the 2-bedroom apartment we’d booked turning out to have one room and a double bed and barely enough room to stand anywhere else. BUT! The shows were all awesome, 3rd night at Oslo was really pretty close to perfect. And they’re doing it again next year so we can have another crack without the shenanigansPosted 8 months ago
Well I suppose we made it to page 4 before Spanner started talking about a gig he went to 76 years ago. That’s quite good going.
NW – glad you enjoyed. I was seeing a lot of stuff about it on twitter over the weekend and having to pretend I wasn’t missing the whole thing. All sounded great. If it’s happening next year, I’m not **** missing it again.Posted 8 months ago
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