- Gigs 2019-2020
The Trinity Sessions
Still love that album. Beautiful.Posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
I shall mainly be musing round the smaller stages at ynot festival this weekend as non of the bigger artists particularly float my boat. Hopefully will find someone to watch like teef who we found by accident last year and were subsequently awesomePosted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
Doves at Tramlines in Sheffield last night. Best set by far from the weekend. Always been a bit sceptical of Tramlines since it moved from being a city centre free event to paid for and out in Hillsborough but it was a thoroughly enjoyable three days.Posted 11 months ago
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 windPosted 11 months ago
Fabulous New Order gig in Bristol last week – lovely to hear some of the original Joy Division tracks with a backdrop of film showing Ian Curtis in their heyday.Posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
PSB at the RAH on Thursday. Playing RFS with the MSO as part of the BBC Proms.
Enough with the TLAs.Posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
Anyone fancy planning my festival weekend for me!! 🙂
Idles are nailed on cert, Gerry Cinnamon too. Fontaines DC have pulled out.
Sunday is troublesome – Foals, Bunnymen or Band of Skulls!? :-/
Who from this lot would you recommend I see…
Posted 11 months ago
Definitely Wolf Alice and Foals. (it’s not the real Echo & the Bunnymen)
Although I’d probably catch the Porn Crumpets and Pulled Apart by Horses – they’re supposed to be good live.
(With my sincerest **** apologies for slagging off everyone’s music taste, natch)Posted 11 months ago
The Snuts are pretty good too.Posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
Picked up tickets for public service broadcasting prom at Albert hall tonight for 7quid. Going to be a bit hot in there I think.Posted 11 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 11 months ago
Sounds like that’ll be worth a record theotherjonv. cheers 🙂
(With my sincerest **** apologies for slagging off everyone’s music taste, natch)Posted 11 months ago
it’s also on 6 music (online https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000715z ) don’t know if there’s a way to download it because I’d love to keep it.Posted 11 months ago
Some apps let you record programmes – like TuneIn Radio. I’ve looked on TuneIn and couldn’t find it, so not that one 🙂Posted 11 months ago
PSB and orchestra was fantastic.
Proper tingles down the spine stuff.
@theotherjonv were you standing or seated?
I was in the arena. Well worth the trip to London and rolling home at 2.30am on a work night.Posted 11 months ago
I was up in the seats. Been raving about it all day to anyone that’ll listen.
Simply amazing.Posted 11 months ago
Muffin have you stuck it out? It’s Derbyshire at its brutal best! Hope you saw the reytons. Possibly one of the best sets I’ve ever seen. Foals for us shortly, we’ve hid most of the day in the tent.Posted 11 months ago
I have to attend wilderness fest again this year, unfortunately the music options aren’t inspiring me very much (Robyn & Errol Alkan excepted).Posted 11 months ago
So it’s just “sexiflexi” and the rum tent for me.
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 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
I hope that this is going to be a regular thing at gigs
That would be my absolute dream! I know Jack White did this at his gigs. Definitely the way forward 🙂Posted 11 months ago
On a self-indulgent whim, a pal and I are heading to Austin TX to see Papa M and Mogwai in a couple of weeks. Always wanted to visit Austin and Mogwai gigs never disappoint. Looking forward to it!Posted 11 months ago
Richard Thompson for me next week and Johnny Marr in Sept. Very much looking forward to both 🙂Posted 11 months ago
just the one for me, Clutch at the Roundhouse in December. This will be awesome.Posted 11 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 11 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 🙂
The Richard Thompson 70th birthday concert? Wish I could go to that. Maybe they’ll film it.Posted 11 months ago
After a quiet spell things are definitely looking up,
Just got a ticket to see PSB in Wakefield 😁 in September
Richard Thomson next week at Sidmouth Folk Festival.Posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
Just in from Steve ‘n’ Seagulls. Very slick, very funny, their version of Anti-social by Trust mid-set got the crowd on board and from then on they had a ball.Posted 11 months ago
Richard Thompson’s solo acoustic request show at Gawsworth Hall this evening was bloody marvellous 🙂Posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago
leftover crack tomorrowPosted 11 months ago
Not a great deal. Download Festival was alright. Alter Bridge in December.
Hopefully tickets for The Posies later in the year to reminisce my youth.
Kids, cash flow problems and the usual shit of stuff getting in the way.Posted 11 months ago
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