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Chug666 760 posts
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Just back from Blackberry Smoke, a fine evening of Country Rock and a few beers made for a very enjoyable Tuesday. And they made Southampton Guildhall sound not shit, which is a minor miracle.
Which reminds me, I saw the Sleaford Mods last month.
Really enjoyed it, despite my fears of getting ranted at for an hour or two wearing thin. New stuff mixed up with old stuff in a way which meant there was enough songs with a groove between the more abrasive rant-y stuff.
jimnastics 1,869 posts
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At the weekend I went with the oldies to see Miller Anderson (and band) at Hurtwood polo club in Surrey. Miller Anderson was singer and guitarist in the Keef Hartley Band who played at Woodstock '69. He must be one of the last living Brits to have played at Woodstock along with Daltrey and Townshend. It was good stuff, not a lot of people there (around 30 I reckon), very civil (everyone sat at tables) but some seriously good blues going on. Venue was stunning, a converted barn in the polo club grounds.
A surreal twist to the evening was that the polo club is owned by Kenney Jones, drummer in The Faces, Small Faces and The Who (after Moon died). He spent much of the evening chilling behind the bar!
robthehermit 8,400 posts
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The Fratellis 6/10
Madness played all the old favourites which of course are just as good as they ever were. They chucked in a couple of new songs which fell mostly flat but on the whole it was a great show.
No one was there to see the Fratellis and I only knew 2 of the songs, was ok if entirely forgetable.
Jono62 26,845 posts
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Went to two fairly recently
French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) - 10/10
Great set and a very talented musician. He can play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone and seeing him switch between them was impressive.
Childish Gambino - 9/10
Saw him last night at the o2 arena.Good set. He has got good range and has a bit of Outkast vibe to him. It was interesting hearing everyone sing n**ger like it is a normal word. Two annoyances were this woman who had to take selfies at every opportunity blinding everyone and a pint costing £7.
Edited by Jono62 at 09:52:26 25-03-2019
richardiox 9,662 posts
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As a side note, I think it's amusing that most of the live music venues are sponsored by banks or telecoms giants. Nothing says rock n roll quite like the marketing divisions of giant multinational corps.
Buffalo_Bertie 32 posts
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Saw Brother Ali in the Jazz cafe last Tuesday. Great to hear him do "Shadows on the Sun" in its entirety, along with a few other hits.
Makes me feel slightly old, but the crowd was pretty pleasant!
Went to see C Duncan last night after a friend had suggested it.
It was a really good gig, very tight band and thoroughly enjoyed it, despite knowing nowt about them. Fairly downtempo, relaxed stuff, but still the best gig I've been to in ages tbh. Sadly, only about 100 folk turned up. I guess holiday weekends & other gigs in town didn't help, which was a real shame.
Recommended if they're round your way.
Went to see Sleeper a few weeks back. I say see, obviously as my eyes have both haemorrhaged recently, I couldnít see more than shapes. But they were bloody great. Really got the crowd going. 9/10.
And I only went as they are one of the few Brit Pop bands I hadnít seen live. Up there with Suede as a live act. Far, far better than dull to watch bands like Oasis or the Stereophonics.
Alastair 24,757 posts
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Just back from Tame Impala at the O2.
Love, love, loved it!
We had decent seats, side of the stage and up a bit.
The acoustics seemed to be really good so the music sounded clear and completely distortion free. Trippy-tastic light and laser show.
They did a couple of new tunes. Set was 90 min, which felt a little short but probably about right for their quantity of material.
My only slight negative was that Less I Know The Better, which is my favourite song came midway through the set - is been hoping/expecting it to be the finale.
9/10 will go again when new album released
Speaking of animal derived names, saw the Foals a few weeks back. Took my lad too after he had half - inched all my cds of theirs.
We both enjoyed it a lot. Glad he's feeling the buzz of live music. 😃
Manic Street Preachers - This is my truth 20th Anniversary tour.
I love the Manics, seen them so many times. This is an album I love, with a greatest hits set at the end.
They play the album in full, though out of order and with one track dropped and another track thrown in. Still enjoyed it, but there are a couple of quieter tracks where pig ignorant fucks decided to talk through it. Still a better deal than other gigs where there were reports of fighting, women being sexually assaulted and some prick telling James Dean Bradfield to get over Richeyís disappearance/death.
The greatest hits set included some rarely played tracks which made for a very nice change. Just a shame in Manchester we didnít get an obligatory cover version thrown in the set. The last few nights of the tour included a rendition of Sweet Child of Mine. Iíd love to hear their take on it. Still canít be helped. Hopefully I will hear it on the next time I see them.
Zomoniac 10,475 posts
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Saw Spice Girls at the Etihad last week. Most of the songs, even the hits, are a bit pants really (though Who Do You Think You Are is a great track), but it was an excellent performance and good fun.
mangojoe 2,527 posts
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Mark Knopfler- O2
The session musicians were all superb. Apparently between 9 of them they could play 46 different instruments. Did a few dire straights classics also and hes a great guitarist.
dominalien 10,458 posts
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Just got back from a Bon Jovi thing.
The band is excellent, they played good material with the mushy lovey kept to a minimum. Too bad JBJ doesnít really sing any more. He sort of recites, mostly out of breath (he does move a lot, Iíll give him that), and he was a good half second behind almost all the time. Itís really too bad.
Despite that they gave one hell of a show in the second half. Played for a solid 2.5 hours, too.
Rod Stewart - AECC, Aberdeen
Despite a few narks I have it was another excellent performance from Sir Rod spanning a careers worth of hits.
It's just a shame the venue (the concourse of a defunct airport for the oil companies) was such a let down. We were sat right at the back which felt miles away from the stage and there was zero atmosphere from the people around us who looked equally pissed. Though probably not as pissed as the people who paid for tickets only to find a giant tower blocking their view.
Given the space they should've had some stands for seating and the floor for standing for a better more intimate atmosphere.
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited
A selection of songs from Spectral Mornings to celebrate it's 40th anniversary, a couple from his new album and the entire setlist of Selling England by the Pound.
Amazing concert and experience to see one of the original Genesis band performing their material. Makes me wish they'd get together for one last tour. Nad Sylvan who was on vocals did a great job channeling Peter Gabriel.
Now to get the tickets booked for next year!
Edited by QBX at 00:51:14 27-11-2019
Just remembered I have 'The Comet is Coming' on Friday! Though a ruptured ACL is going to temper me from bustin my moves.
papalazar0u 258 posts
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Courteeners last night in Sheffield at the O2 Academy - a warm up gig for the upcoming Arena shows.
Took my daughter to her first gig - I like their music but not a huge fan but regardless they put on a brilliant show and are fantastic live, especially in front of a couple of thousand people and very close up.
Slightly spoiled by the dickhead football idiots fighting and throwing piss but i'm now getting on and a bit long in the tooth for all that! Daughter thought it was the best night ever though so well worth it.
Good Cop Bad Cop also very good as support.
KOKOKO! at Band on the Wall in Manchester tonight... can't wait!
KOKOKO! just on the way back on the train.
10/10. Best band I have seen since the Beta Band. And I have seen a lot of bands.
If you live in London, they play there tomorrow. Go!
The Comet Is Coming were cracking last night. Small venue with around 300 max capacity reminds me why such places give me better times than stadium gigs - though Springsteen and INXS were great back in the day.
90 mins of electro space jazz like you're wandering through an old school arcade at the edge of the universe where all the cabs have their volumes cranked to 11. If there was a criticism then the sax was occasionally lost in the bass but best gig I've seen in a long time.
Supported by Leafcutter John playing some self built light-theramin that he uses to mix samples. Sounded great and I'll be digging into his other stuff too.
Went to the last show of their Homegrown tour in Exeter on Saturday night.
Awesome show. The singer still got his voice and they're all really good musicians.
I never listened to them back in the nineties (got invited to the gig by a mate) and I didn't realize but they have proper good well written songs and lyrics, they were/are clearly a class above many of their contemporaries of the time.
I'm going to give it 9/10 because the show didn't have any pyrotechnics or band members being hoisted above the stage on wires or whatever, but really I can't see how they could have done any better. Played their hearts out. Will definitely go and see them again if they play my town.
Underworld tonight in Manchester at The Warehouse Project. They have a new place now called The Depot. The main room is 10K, soundsystem is incredible and the lights are like something out of Close Encounters.
Should be a juggernaut of an evening.
monkman76 18,548 posts
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Fucking hell, they still going? I saw them in 1996 at the Leeds Uni refectory, they were unbelievable. Also saw them about ten years ago in Camden, and they weren't as good. Or I was just much older.
Edited by monkman76 at 10:54:41 05-12-2019
Bichii 4,515 posts
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Skepta at Olympia.
Not bad, pretty good atmosphere but I'm not sure it's the best venue for a gig. The sound was good but not loud enough. It was also freezing. :/.
Skepta himself was good but focused way too much on the new material. Did all his recent collaborations etc which are all pretty weak. Only maybe did four older tracks.
@monkman76 Yeah man and so am I, just about!
They're a bit of a heritage act now, much like The Chems. Their live shows are absurdly good with bleeding edge modern tech, done old skool. Think they must have had an off night in Camden.
You should check out there new Drift project. A piece of art a week over a year, it's been interesting and comes with a 40 song album, or a much smaller sampler collection. Pretty good.
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