- Gigs 2019-2020
So I think it’s entirely People Who From That Other Band for the next few months. Colin Macintyre from Mull Historical Society, Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance, Laura Jane Grace from Against Me, Craig Finn from the Hold Steady, Frank Turner from Million Dead… Oh and Machine Head, which is now made up almost entirely from people who used to be in a fairly different Machine Head in the 90s.Posted 4 months agofatoldgitMember
No gigs for what seems like ages and now 2 to look forward to this week, both at The Brudenell in Leeds
First up tomorrow it’s the Easy Star All Stars mainly doing Dub Side of the Moon
Then on Sunday it’s the Kaiser Chiefs album release gigs
Looking forward to bothPosted 4 months agollamaSubscriber
Bluedot was good. I now ‘get’ Hot Chip who were much better than I expected, up for it crowd made it. Thought that Kraftwerk would get boring. I was wrong, they were excellent, good show, 3D was good and not overdone. Of course, New Order kicked it out the park. So that’s 3 out of 3 festival headliner wins where usually I see no headliners at all. Daytime lineup was a bit patchy but there was science.Posted 4 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
I was at Edinburgh castle to see the Proclaimers on Saturday, pretty good they are although when they play a few lesser known newer stuff that was when you really felt the nipple hardening gusts of wind
My wee brother lives down in Abbeyhill, he was out in the back garden trying to figure out what prick was playing the Proclaimers really loudly, and it turned out it was the ProclaimersPosted 4 months agodoris5000Member
Saw Neurosis on Saturday night. Absolutely amazing. No talking, no visuals, almost no coloured lights, just 5 middle-aged blokes grinding out the slowest, heaviest riffs you ever heard for about 2 hours.
Best gig I’ve seen in yonks. Still buzzing.
(They were supported by YOB who were also very good. Godflesh were so so)Posted 4 months agollamaSubscriber
Quite like to see Porn crumpets, Pip blom, Rev and the makers, wolf alice. Never seen them live but they pop up on my spotify bubble. Actually no, I have seen wolf Alice at a festival and they were ok.
Would probably go to the mondays for a laugh if I was feeling merryPosted 4 months ago
It was, but it was well worth the sweat……. surpassed my expectations, such texture and depth to the sound with the orchestra and choir, and also being able to watch them work rather than what the camera shows you.
I watched the percussionists bowing the xylophone for ages, just adding tiny details that alone are nothing but together with the rest. Great craft, to arrange it to that complexity.
It’s on BBC4 tonight at 11pm. Set to record.Posted 4 months agothe-muffin-manMember
Hi wrightyson – ashamed to say I didn’t go back on Sunday!
The wife and I packed all the stuff up on Sunday morning and took it home with every intention of going back later – but… had a bath, big fry-up, had a kip, watched the F1 – then just couldn’t be arsed to go out again. 🙂
My daughter and her friends stuck it out though and the wife has gone back to fetch her this morning.
Best band I saw all weekend was Sports Team. Breath of fresh air. Hid away in the Squid on Saturday night and watched The Damned who were great – and as Captain Sensible said at the end of their set, at least I can say i saw them before they are all dead!
Idles – well – overated is putting a polite spin on it in my opinion. Load of row with only one decent song.Posted 4 months agobinnersSubscriber
Here’s an interesting gig development for you. We went to see Skepta a couple of weeks ago at Manchester Depot (which is a bloody great new venue)
As you went in you had to put your phone into a little neoprene sleeve which was then sealed with one of those magnetic tags they use to stop shoplifters. This blocked your phone signal and means that nobody in the venue had access to their phone for the whole gig.
It was bloody brilliant! No dickhead in front of you waving their iphone around trying to film it. No people posting stuff to Instagram.
As you left the gig, you simply ran the sleeve over a magnetic strip and it ‘released’ your phone
I hope that this is going to be a regular thing at gigsPosted 4 months ago
First gig in what seems like ages last night. Epic Beard Men (Sage Frances/B Dolan) tiny club above a pub in Southampton. What a dive to kick off their tour. Loved it though, proper entertainers as well as excellent rhyming skilz. Such a cozy place they stepped off the (tiny) stage and gave us all hugs after. Quite sweaty hugs.Posted 4 months ago
This is they, not my photo, although if I was that way inclined, I could’ve got a pic right up B’s nose. My type of gig 🙂
After a quiet spell things are definitely looking up,
Just got a ticket to see PSB in Wakefield 😁 in September
Posted 4 months agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Of course, New Order kicked it out the park
Fabulous New Order gig in Bristol last week
Interesting. I’d vowed never to go see them again after more than one really disappointing gig. I think the last time was at Brixton Academy – Barney sounded terrible, a crowd almost exclusively fat male and bald. Always good to hear when a band like that pulls it back together (as I think I’ve already said upthread some of the best and worst live performances I’ve seen have been Primal Scream)Posted 4 months agodeadlydarcyMember
I’ve had a quiet few months on the gig front. I’m going to go bloody mental from Sept to December. Something’s going to have to help me get over the utterly shit line-up at Green Man. I may have to be removed from the site when that massive bell-end Father John Misty starts wailing his smug shite. Although I may have been sent to sleep by Sharon Van Etten at that stage. 😬
Nice to see the thread back to life and that everyone’s having a good year. 😀Posted 4 months ago
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