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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1700 on: 23 May, 2024, 10:58:22 pm »
Peat and Diesel at Oran Mor, Glasgow.   Superb gig, best I’ve been to in a while. 

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1701 on: 24 May, 2024, 01:33:49 am »
Were they on form then?

Seen them a couple of times in London (as well as the couple of songs they did at the Celtic Connections anniversary concert last year), and each time it's seemed like there's a lot more to give. Maybe it's that they've been a long way from home turf, maybe just jaded from touring, but I've never felt the gig's been what it could have been.

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1702 on: 24 May, 2024, 09:32:26 am »
Boydie was struggling a bit with his voice so there was a bit less banter than usual according to my mates.   But they played a full 2hr set in that small venue to a crowd who knew a lot of the songs and made it a cracking atmosphere.   Apparently it was their first time together in some months.  A bit of making it up as they went on I think. 

They were booked at Oran mor a wee while back but due to demand they did 2 nights at barrowlands instead and this was them making good on their commitment to Oran mor.   

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1703 on: 27 May, 2024, 12:08:26 am »
Last night was Ruby Turner. Great rapport with the audience, and really happy to be performing.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1704 on: 30 May, 2024, 08:53:31 am »
English Teacher at the Electric Brixton. Very good indeed.  There was a sense of euphoria generated by the band, being the last date of a tour and the biggest (sell-out) crowd they'd ever played to.  TBH I wasn't expecting too much of Lily's voice seeing as how much of their stuff is spoken voice, but she was pretty damn good at hitting notes at volume and got very lively, strutting around stage and crowd surfing at one point (always makes me nervous).  The band were very tight (end of tour bonus) - special mention to the bassist.  "Daffodils" saw the whole venue blasted with yellow ticker-tape confetti - never seen that at a gig before!

Support from Mary in the Junkyard.  I knew a few songs from comp playlists and like them quite a lot.  Spoilt slightly by some inappropriate distortion effect on her guitar - sounded more like a blown speaker than a rock growl.

Interestingly they both had traditional bowed instruments - cello and viola respectively. This seems to be a "thing" with current indie-rock touring bands.  TTRRUUCES also had a fiddle player.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1705 on: 30 May, 2024, 09:05:34 am »
English Teacher at the Electric Brixton. Very good indeed.

Ah, wish I could have joined you for that. Sounds like it was a good one. Lily is great.

The Electric is a great venue. Their next London gig is at Shepherd’s Bush Empire - a sign that they’re getting too big for my liking now. Glad I got to see them in a small venue.

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Support from Mary in the Junkyard.  I knew a few songs from comp playlists and like them quite a lot.  Spoilt slightly by some inappropriate distortion effect on her guitar - sounded more like a blown speaker than a rock growl.

I like their song that’s on the 6music playlist at the moment but don’t know anything about them sissy from that.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1706 on: 30 May, 2024, 09:06:51 am »
Last night was Ruby Turner.

My parents are great fans of her. Must admit I know very little about her but she sounds like a great performer.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1707 on: 04 June, 2024, 12:23:38 am »
The Infinite Monkey Cage at The Royal Institution. Entirely brilliant. Got a look round the museum  first, complete with Tom Lehrer Elements game,some original Davy safety lamps and Michael Faraday's safety glasses.

The guest panellists were a game writer/researcher/creator called Dave Neale, comedian Jessia Fostekew and tiny mathematical brain box Marcus du Sautoy, with a discussion about games and gaming. All absolutely marvellous.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1708 on: 13 June, 2024, 11:41:30 pm »
Well, tonight was a WOW gig - three very special performers and sets.

First an engaging set from Alex Kozobalis



Then the sublime Poppy Ackroyd



And finally the fascinating and ethereal Erland Cooper



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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1709 on: 14 June, 2024, 01:49:54 am »
I thought I recognised that reel to reel deck ...

Saw Erland Cooper at the Barbican on Saturday courtesy of The Family Cyclist - as you say ethereal, and maybe a touch fey. Quite outstanding in any case

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1710 on: 24 June, 2024, 09:51:26 am »
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain last night at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Great fun. In a one song to the tune of another moment, they morphed Black Sabbath's Paranoid with Orpheus in the Underworld.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1711 on: 26 June, 2024, 12:43:51 am »
Bit of a Barbican theme from me - last night (well, Monday), Bat for Lashes. Ethereal, dreamy, musings on motherhood - almost as much of a performance as a gig. (And support from Mui Zsu, who rather sweetly confessed to fangirling enough to have bought tickets for the gig when they went on sale, only to be blindsided by being asked to open ...) Beautiful voices both.

Then tonight a contrast, the LSO with a dynamic Shostakovich 3, and a dramatically delivered Carmina Burana. First time I've heard that through, and it amazed me how familiar so many parts of it seemed.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1712 on: 26 June, 2024, 12:49:55 am »
John Lydon.

No photos, or at least none I can admit to.

A journey through his life, starting with the formative stuff. And then continuing with it. Quite a fair bit of swearing.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1713 on: 27 June, 2024, 04:51:03 pm »
Sing for Happiness
The Bristol Beacon

A massed choir of groups that have never sung before. Part of a research programme to assess the benefit of singing on mental health.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1714 on: 28 June, 2024, 12:38:22 am »
Lulu.

A warm up for Glastonbury, tomorrow. What a great performance, and what a long repertoire, spanning decades and loads of collaborations with different performers.



and one without sunglasses

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1715 on: 05 July, 2024, 03:23:56 pm »
.... Carmina Burana. First time I've heard that through, and it amazed me how familiar so many parts of it seemed.
Obviously the opening section was used in an advert for something.

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1716 on: 07 July, 2024, 03:09:29 am »
Barbican again last weekend for Mayra Andrade - Cape Verdean singer (well, born in Cuba). Fab voice, first half of the set reminded me of Cuban nueva trova work like Silvio Rodriguez, and a very intimate staging for such a big hall

Skatalites tonight at EartH in Hackney for their 60th anniversary tour - only one original member left, but Vin Gordon playing trombone and throwing some shapes on stage like the youngster he clearly is at 74. Good venue, can't quite believe how big the stage is.

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1717 on: 12 July, 2024, 08:48:03 am »
The War on Drugs at the Albert Hall: top-notch axe-bothering from Mr Granduciel, a drummer apparently bearing a serious grudge against his kit, occasional abstract noodling and synthy bits, and songs whose choruses had choruses. Excellent!

Support was The Clientele. After four indistinguishable mid-tempo melancholy plodders a wag shouted: “Play something fun!” They didn’t

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1718 on: 14 July, 2024, 01:18:22 pm »
Last night was The Fugitives. A band I have not heard of. Harmonies and folk rock from Canada.



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Tim Hall

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1719 on: 14 July, 2024, 08:42:47 pm »
Something called Campfire 6.

Someone I work with has a huge house and gardens with swimming pool in deepest Sussex. The talented Naomi Bedford teaches swimming there. She's also a wonderful performer and writes in the folk/Americana tradition. Her partner is Paul Simmonds from The Men They Couldn't Hang, who are Just Brilliant. So in a marquee in my colleague's garden there were all these fantastic sounds and songs from a plethora of interconnected performers. Chris Riddell, book illustrator, was sitting at a table sketching it all.

It was Just Amazing.And my Young Lady drove, so I could have some BEER.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1720 on: 16 July, 2024, 09:31:09 pm »
Nils Frahm at the Barbican on Sunday evening. It was more or less the same set he played in Paris in November 2022, but generally looser and at times more improvisational. This was the last of four days at the Barbican, on at least two of which he had both a matinee and an evening performance. He seemed, for him, slightly tired, understandably

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1721 on: Today at 07:43:36 am »
Heartworms at the Moth Hackney. Intimate gig in a sweaty pub-type hall where the band have to walk through the punters to get on/off stage.  Slightly incongruous for a band with a big sound and clearly going for the big time.  The singer really gave it some welly both vocally and in her movement routines (close to mime on occasions).  She is quite striking visually which is not going to harm promotions.

For me slightly let down by the use of backing tapes.  Hopefully on a bigger budget they can get another band member to do keyboards and tech stuff live.  It really makes a big difference to the feel of a gig IMO.

At one point the guitarist had to ask to borrow a guitar due to a technical.  Eventually the support band passed one to him but the strap was way too short so the guitar was up around his neck  :o  He tried in vain to adjust it between songs but the thing wouldn't budge  ;D
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