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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1525 on: 17 July, 2023, 10:44:04 pm »
The Who

on the Badminton estate, which was interesting. It was billed as being 'Bristol', which it wasn't. I would say they probably had 1/3 to 1/2 fewer people than they were set up for.



I saw them at The O2 last Week. Not a massive fan or anything, but they put on a decent show....
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1526 on: 18 July, 2023, 12:01:48 am »
The Von Brandenburgs also went to the O2 one and seemed pretty chuffed with the result.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1527 on: 24 July, 2023, 12:14:33 pm »
black midi at Latitude. An hour-long punk-jazz thrashfest. Totally bonkers 8)

Oh, and Morgan Simpson is probably the best rock drummer in the world.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1528 on: 24 July, 2023, 01:10:39 pm »
Hebcelt

So many bands and performers.
Headliners were Skerryvore, Peat & Diesel, The Proclaimers

Skerryvore were fantastic. Absolutely brilliant show live.

Peat & Diesel, the locals, brought the house down. The lead singer was relatively sober, so played and sang well. Sadly didn't enjoy it because of the screaming from the crowd (note; take earplugs)

The Proclaimers . . .  Well, they are competent, tight and professional. Not a big fan, enjoyed the performance.

Best new discoveries;
The Langan Band.  Reminded me of Tom Waits, not in musical style, but for the utter disregard for convention in singing and playing. Bought their album before they'd even completed the set, and a T shirt.
Niteworks Really excellent live.

Wackiest; NogoodBoyo I enjoyed them, MrsC didn't.

Most pointless; Talisk. The crowd absolutely loved them. I thought they played the same thing over and over. Great performers, live.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1529 on: 29 July, 2023, 03:13:54 pm »
Been to a few sets and took piccies of some

Start with Molly's Party Band


Then a singer, Susana Baca


Then a gritty intense Ukrainian Band Dakh Daughters






This was Mokoomba.


Polobi and The Gwo Ka Masters


Last pic Bombay Bicycle Club. I was looking forward to this, but they came across like some low budget Coldplay.


Then a glimpse of the Shattered Ankles, of who I wish I'd seen more from closer in...
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1530 on: 30 July, 2023, 01:33:32 am »
So, I am sat here, two and a half hours later, still not understanding what I have just seen.

Apparently "’The Comet Is Coming’ is a London-based band who incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock."

Well, no. That's like saying The Beatles are a Popular Beat Combo. M'Lud.

Astounding set. One of the best I've ever seen.

Thumpy techno grinding electronic keyboard bass with a thrashy edgy drum kit. All overlaid with industrial saxophone.

Basically, this is Van der Graaf Generator updated without the Prog or the Rock. Or the vocals.







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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1531 on: 30 July, 2023, 11:12:40 am »
Sounds brilliant!

Was it a bit like this band I saw last night?

https://vimeo.com/849869195?share=copy

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1532 on: 30 July, 2023, 11:18:25 am »
 ;D
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1533 on: 30 July, 2023, 11:58:56 pm »
Well, a short trip this evening.

Half a song of Soul II Soul. Which was enough.

Ending with Femi Kuti, for a few more songs than a half, but not many.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1534 on: 31 July, 2023, 12:00:05 am »
Really hoped the programme write-up on KUUNATIC was adequate.

It wasn't.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1535 on: 31 July, 2023, 12:02:52 am »
And the winner is

MADMADMAD



I'd picked them from a fairly nondescript and somewhat inaccurate description in the programme. This is a clip from a review and is more accurate:

"MADMADMAD are utter, unbridled elation."





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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1536 on: 25 August, 2023, 08:34:13 am »
The Spooky Men's Chorale last night at Kings Place in That London.

I've seen them a few times before but not for a while. Acapella Orstraylians doing a mix of cover versions (Jolene anyone? Bohemain Rhapsody like you've not heard before), Georgian (not the Mason-Dixon one) folk songs, a couple from Ukraine and finishing up with Tennyson's Crossing The Bar.  The last was really moving.  Great fun.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1537 on: 25 August, 2023, 11:34:59 am »
So, I am sat here, two and a half hours later, still not understanding what I have just seen.

Apparently "’The Comet Is Coming’ is a London-based band who incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock."

Well, no. That's like saying The Beatles are a Popular Beat Combo. M'Lud.

Astounding set. One of the best I've ever seen.

Thumpy techno grinding electronic keyboard bass with a thrashy edgy drum kit. All overlaid with industrial saxaphone.

Basically, this is Van der Graaf Generator updated without the Prog or the Rock. Or the vocals.

I think Flatus put it more concisely.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1538 on: 25 August, 2023, 06:39:08 pm »
Not really a gig, but did involve music.

We were at the Royal Military Tattoo in Edinburgh.



Near the salute taker - the Head of The Swedish Navy, who we had met earlier



Finale.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1539 on: 30 August, 2023, 05:20:19 pm »
Saturday saw Afriquoi who were lively and crowd pleasing.



And as support a laid back hip/hop wrapper, Bro

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1540 on: 08 September, 2023, 11:31:17 pm »
So, I am sat here, two and a half hours later, still not understanding what I have just seen.
Just seen The Comet Is Coming in the ruins of Reading Abbey. Brain-scrambling!

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1541 on: 09 September, 2023, 06:05:46 am »
You are lucky. This is their final tour.

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1542 on: 09 September, 2023, 09:43:12 am »
You are lucky. This is their final tour.
Yes. I'd booked before the news came out. Shabaka Hutchings seems to be planning to stop playing sax, at least for a while.

(Not sure where my original post has gone. I suspect Fat Finger Syndrome on my part)

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1543 on: 09 September, 2023, 09:51:45 am »
We found it and put it back for you  :)

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1544 on: 09 September, 2023, 10:08:53 am »
You are lucky. This is their final tour.
Yes. I'd booked before the news came out. Shabaka Hutchings seems to be planning to stop playing sax, at least for a while.

(Not sure where my original post has gone. I suspect Fat Finger Syndrome on my part)

I didnt realise you liked this sort of stuff. As you probably know there is a huge scene in London, Bristol etc with often very interchangeable groups.

If you get the chance, go and see Sarathy Korwar and MadMadMad.

Equally, please post up if you see something worth sharing


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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1545 on: 09 September, 2023, 10:31:08 am »
I had thought about going to Reading, but had something to cover locally.

The Comet is Coming would have been better  ;D
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1546 on: 09 September, 2023, 10:42:33 am »
MadMadMad are in Brizzle 21/10/23

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1547 on: 09 September, 2023, 10:57:17 am »
Unfortunately I am at the other end of the UK then.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1548 on: 09 September, 2023, 02:05:35 pm »
The Spooky Men's Chorale last night at Kings Place in That London.

I've seen them a few times before but not for a while. Acapella Orstraylians doing a mix of cover versions (Jolene anyone? Bohemain Rhapsody like you've not heard before), Georgian (not the Mason-Dixon one) folk songs, a couple from Ukraine and finishing up with Tennyson's Crossing The Bar.  The last was really moving.  Great fun.

Hah - I was there too. Fourth time I've seen them. Sadly, quite a few of the original 'core' members seem to have dropped away (I know one has died) but the 'bought-in' local singers were doing a pretty good job. I could have done without the more overt Aussie political song - agreed with the sentiment but the actual song was poor - but there was a good mix of old and new material.

'We Are Not A Men's Group' is always a welcome addition. Ironically, the last time they played in London I dragged along an Australian friend and his wife. I've recently learned that he has actually gone off and joined one of these 'men's groups' and is living off-grid somewhere in the Welsh Marches, while he comes to terms with the 'unresolved issues with his father'  ;)
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1549 on: 09 September, 2023, 04:37:45 pm »
Grovelling thanks to The Movers...
I didnt realise you liked this sort of stuff. As you probably know there is a huge scene in London, Bristol etc with often very interchangeable groups.

If you get the chance, go and see Sarathy Korwar and MadMadMad.

Equally, please post up if you see something worth sharing
Thanks for the recommendations. Like what I've heard of MadMadMad. My next gig in this general part of the musical map will be Get The Blessing at Moth Club in London