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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1050 on: November 24, 2018, 08:33:02 pm »
I saw the Human League last night, ably supported by Midge Ure. Greatest hits shows and seated venues aren’t usually my thing, but it was a good show, well lit, multiple costume changes and dancing in the isles. I enjoyed the music, and the live interpretation - not far from an album sound, but made to work live. Didn’t buy the t shirt or programme.

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1051 on: November 25, 2018, 12:29:24 pm »
I saw Human League ( and Midge Ure)  in Manchester last night. Was excellent.  Yes, all the greatest hits, but to be hoest thats what I wanted for my money, not a lot of obscure unknown tracks.   Second time I've seen Midge Ure, first time was in the old Beverley Playhouse that held about 300 people,  doing an acoustic set, but he was great both times.   A really good enjoyable evening.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1052 on: November 29, 2018, 02:39:12 pm »
Ana Popovic at Nell's in West Ken.  Blues-rock guitarist originally from that hotbed of all things cotton-picking Belgrade.  She's rather nifty on the Strat but something - probably the sound man - was off with the vocals as I couldn't even make out much of what she said between songs.  I'd see her again, but Joanne Shaw Taylor at the same venue was better.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1053 on: December 08, 2018, 11:30:48 pm »
Terry and Gerry, featuring turista OTP at the Green Door,. Brighton. Cracking gig. Small venue, crowd of, what, 100? Chatted to Terry beforehand, he signed a t shirt I bought, my friend got him a midset G & T. Everyone knew the words, they poured their hearts and souls into it.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1054 on: December 09, 2018, 02:11:36 am »
The Burning Hell at the Cluny 2 on Friday.  Blooming splendid it was too.  Ariel Sharratt belting out a cover of '9 to 5' was one of those moments when you just think 'yup, my life is now complete'.

(support was fairly annoying, but not annoying enough to make me fight my way out of the stupid seating arrangements which seem designed to maximise how many ppl a fat clumsy gig-goer will stand on/inadvertently lapdance whilst negotiating an exit although otherwise he would probably have fallen foul of my two song rule)

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1055 on: December 09, 2018, 11:22:03 am »
A five or six song covers set by the surviving members of The Luckyband (aided and abetted by Emma on keyboards and Paul on guitar) at Mr Sunshine's wake yesterday.  Wonderfully shambolic.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1056 on: December 09, 2018, 09:27:26 pm »
Great Lake Swimmers at Broadcast on sauchiehall street.  Great little venue and the band were really good. Played a lot of their new album and some older ones including a lot from Ongiara. Very enjoyable night out. Was sat next to the band in the bar upstairs before the gig  :thumbsup:

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1057 on: December 15, 2018, 12:02:27 pm »
The very splendid Pokey Lafarge at the Round Chapel in Clapton last night.  Highlight was probably his doing the last two songs unplugged from the high pulpit while swigging from a bottle of wine.  This is probably blasphemy.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1058 on: December 15, 2018, 12:06:37 pm »
Steve Hackett, Nottingham, 1st October.  Rick Wakeman before that, and Wishbone Ash before that.  Think that list gives me away.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1059 on: December 15, 2018, 01:01:26 pm »
Great Lake Swimmers at Broadcast on sauchiehall street.  Great little venue and the band were really good. Played a lot of their new album and some older ones including a lot from Ongiara. Very enjoyable night out. Was sat next to the band in the bar upstairs before the gig  :thumbsup:

Didn’t realise they had a new album! Will have to check it out

What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1060 on: December 22, 2018, 03:53:39 pm »
Utah Saints and PWEI in Brighton last night. Both were great fun, and lots of sweaty dancing was had.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1061 on: January 26, 2019, 01:09:09 pm »
Hope Not Hate benefit at Islington Assembly Hall last night.  First up The Wakes, angry Glaswegian lefteye six-piece (though the small-eight-string-thing-is-it-a-mandolin? was inaudible) before the main event, one Mr William Bragg, esq.  Billy may be on the wrong side of sixty but he was in fine - and angry - form and once again managed the rare feat of getting Miss von Brandenburg to sing along.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1062 on: January 29, 2019, 11:01:08 pm »
Gretchen Peters at the Kings in Glasgow. And she was really good.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1063 on: February 07, 2019, 10:11:43 am »
Tears For fears at the O2, supported by Alison Moyet. 80's heaven. All the old favourites and the odd new one.

Only problem was our seats were close to the stage off to the left- right in the broadcast zone of the effing big speaker stack/ hanging things. High notes and shouting were very painful. No.1 son who is Aspbergers and has sensitive hearing had to resort to over ear ear defenders.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1064 on: February 27, 2019, 09:06:52 pm »
I had a musical weekend, 4 gigs at the Liverpool International Jazz Festival , then on Monday Joan Baez at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.


The Darius Brubeck Quartet,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-JUcM22gbs



The Atom String Quartet, from Poland,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-n912qgEQY


Vein, from Switzerland, with Andy Sheppard on sax,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z60FZ0-8maI


Joan Baez , https://youtu.be/bzySGlbNvaI

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1065 on: February 28, 2019, 10:26:34 am »
That Prof Brian Cox at Wemberly Arena.

I understood some of it!

There was some lovely imagery as well.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1066 on: March 03, 2019, 09:25:58 pm »
The Neto Band, starring Jose Neto. Photos to follow. Unless I can put one on Flickr
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1067 on: March 04, 2019, 09:06:36 am »






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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1068 on: March 10, 2019, 07:06:11 pm »
Merry Hell at The Half Moon, Putney in the splendid company of Pippsy, my sister, her friend and my grate frend Frsnk.

Merry Hell are, at present, a six piece, folky/protest group from Wigan. Their songs are full of energy and hope. And we did the actions when requested.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1069 on: March 15, 2019, 07:34:16 pm »
Currently sat in the Brudenell Social Club waiting for Bob Mould to come on. Yay!
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1070 on: March 16, 2019, 07:29:24 am »
Bob Mould was amazing. He played solidly for 90 minutes of high energy screaming in tune with the guitar and bouncing around the stage... like an angry little Santa. He treated us to material from Husker Du, his Bob Mould days, from Sugar and also his new album, weaving the tracks together in goups of three or four 4/5 minute songs pausing only briefly between each track. The acoustics of the Brudenell Social Club were so good that even with this type of music I was clearly able to recognise the tracks and songs - it wasn't a wall of noise like 'The Church' in Leeds was when JAMC played. This was awesome. Alcohol free beers behind the bars too.

Great to be back at a gig with a proper mosh-pit and some stage diving... although I didn't partake of the dive opportunities. Just wonderful to be among people who dance.

One of the best gigs I've been to. 5 stars.
:)

(I wonder how long before my tinnitus settles down to the normal levels of ringing.)
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1071 on: March 16, 2019, 11:57:51 am »
(I wonder how long before my tinnitus settles down to the normal levels of ringing.)

I saw Bob Mould a couple of years ago and just can't handle the volume anymore.  :(

That and the fact that ageing indie kids now have a cross sectional area twice that back in the day  :P

(Sugar weren't exactly quiet thoughbut. I remember the condensed sweat dripping from the ceiling in Edwards No.7, Brum. Nice)

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1072 on: March 21, 2019, 12:19:30 pm »
Joanne Shaw Taylor at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last night with my grate frend Mr Woolrich and the ubiquitous Steve from Uxbridge.  New bass player replacing the splendidly-named Luigi Casanova, new album (Reckless Heart), same thunderous Telecaster1 abuse.  Buy.  Buy her new record.

Support band were a pack of hairy tattoed Irishmen calling themselves Blackwater Conspiracy2.  They sounded like they'd hitched a lift in the TARDIS from 1976.  Think Thin Lizzy meets Lynyrd Skynyrd.  They are æxcellent.  Buy.  Buy their record.

1: Mostly.  She also tormented a Les Paul and an SG.
2: Who, it turns out, mostly used to be called Million Dollar Reload.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1073 on: March 21, 2019, 07:59:00 pm »
Saw Oli Brown last night (Mr L would approve I am sure).  He is certainly at the "rock" end of the blues spectrum, and his blue Epiphone needed not just a rest but would need a man with a spanner today to get it back in action.  He was as good as ever, although I'm not sure if it is my age, if I'm turning into my dad or if they had turned the volume up even more than usual, but it was loud.  Very loud.  Not quite as bad as AC/DC, but getting there.

The big surprise though was the support act.  One Matt Woosey.  I've never come across him before but he played solo acoustic guitar and was simply superb.  A few old classics plus a lot of his own stuff.  He finished with Willie Dixon's Little Red Rooster.  Wow, just wow!  One "support act" I'll be looking out for in the future, I even went as far as putting my name on to his mailing list, something I normally never do just incase they sell my details to the Russians or Chinese or whoever.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1074 on: April 18, 2019, 10:00:04 am »
Joe Jackson, last night, at the London Palladium.  It was billed as a 40th anniversary tour but, as he also has a new-ish album out, it was the usual mix of old and new songs, but not leaning quite as heavily on his 'Night and Day' album as some of his shows in the last 20 years!  Of his two hits, Is She Really Going Out With Him was dispensed with early in the set and the encore was a perfectly-reproduced version of Stepping Out, utilising the 1979 Korg drum machine from the original, which was ceremoniously brought on to the stage like an ancient artefact. The low point was probably an uninteresting and unnecessary rendition of The Beatles' Rain, which was introduced as making the point that there was no title track on Joe's album of the same name  ::-)

Having seen him play a short solo set on several occasions, I'd love to see Joe perform a completely solo show, as Elvis Costello did brilliantly a few years ago. However, at least he's working with same three-piece band from his last tour and they are a spectacularly tight combo. Unfortunately, about half way through someone on the mixing desk decided to crank up the volume and over-emphasise the guitar, which made some parts of the second half quite painful to listen to. The acoustics at that venue are pretty dire at the best of times and it doesn't respond well to over-amplification.

Overall, about 8/10 - docked one point for the sound and one for not playing the sublime Love at First Light from the Volume 4 album.
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