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Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:40 am
by Mr Beef
Esox Lucius wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:31 am
The Killers are touring, not new but great live act. I think Half Man Half Biscuit are touring around at the moment too but listen to them on YouTube first as they are definitely Marmite... also my favourite band. :D
Recently saw HMHB at the Worthing Assembly Hall. Decent gig, but one of the worst venues that I've been to. Like a school hall with the ceiling raised.

Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:43 am
by Esox Lucius
Mr Beef wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:40 am
Esox Lucius wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:31 am
The Killers are touring, not new but great live act. I think Half Man Half Biscuit are touring around at the moment too but listen to them on YouTube first as they are definitely Marmite... also my favourite band. :D
Recently saw HMHB at the Worthing Assembly Hall. Decent gig, but one of the worst venues that I've been to. Like a school hall with the ceiling raised.
I expect Nigel got a song out of it ;-) Luckily, I suppose, the HMHB experience isn't focussed strongly on the musicality. :lol:

Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:37 pm
by William
Going to see Johnny Moped later this month at the Lexington in Angel Islington, saw slaughter and the Dogs earlier this year at the 100 club (very good) last saw them was 1978 at the Nashville West Ken (not so good then)...............

Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:05 pm
by Hoop'83
Went to school with Orlando from the Maccabees. Quite surprised they've called it a day, very good band.

Muse are the finest live band around at the moment. Coldplay excellent too, even if their tunes are getting pretty terrible these days.

Chic are playing in October, they sounded outstanding on the box at Glasto.

Bros are touring too shifty

Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:27 pm
by DG
The Divine Comedy, Petula Clark (I kid you not), and Marillion in the next few days. And Richard Thompson, Show of Hands, and Pierce Brothers. And the rather brilliant CC Smugglers. :-)

Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:12 pm
by Esox Lucius
Hoop'83 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Went to school with Orlando from the Maccabees. Quite surprised they've called it a day, very good band.

Muse are the finest live band around at the moment. Coldplay excellent too, even if their tunes are getting pretty terrible these days.

Chic are playing in October, they sounded outstanding on the box at Glasto.

Bros are touring too shifty
When, oh when, oh when will they be famous?

Re: Gigs

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:45 pm
by 222gers
DG wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:27 pm
The Divine Comedy, Petula Clark (I kid you not), and Marillion in the next few days. And Richard Thompson, Show of Hands, and Pierce Brothers. And the rather brilliant CC Smugglers. :-)
Blimey, Pet Clark ! I have an album of hers in the attic, recorded in Memphis. Rather good as I remember, I must find it. The last gig I went to was a brilliant Richard Thompson one years ago now as I have tinnitus from playing and listening to loud music and really don't like it anymore. Luckily I'm OK listening to stuff on the system at home. I suffer from the tannoy at HQ though as I sit just under one of the horns.

Re: Gigs

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:13 am
by dm
It's not a gig but I highly recommend the Pink Floyd exhibition at the V&A. It was like walking through my whole life, especially the early years.

Re: Gigs

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:28 am
by Don
DG wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:27 pm
The Divine Comedy, Petula Clark (I kid you not), and Marillion in the next few days. And Richard Thompson, Show of Hands, and Pierce Brothers. And the rather brilliant CC Smugglers. :-)
Show of Hands are good fun. Like most folkies, they peddle a bit of an agenda, but you can ignore that. And they're one of the few bands who speak up for the rural poor and disadvantaged; the people living in what are often dismissed as 'posh' areas.

I don't go to many gigs these days. Musicals are my big thing. I saw Omid Djalili in 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Chichester last weekend. Bloody brilliant.

Re: Gigs

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:31 pm
by William
Psychedelic Furs in Kensington in November, know a few going but sold out, never saw them back in the day but great band, will go anyway and try a tout, or go old school and bunk in..................

Re: Gigs

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:40 am
by deepseahoop
Poor DM bad taste in music and football

Re: Gigs

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:20 am
by dm
deepseahoop wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:40 am
Poor DM bad taste in music and football
It's been a hard life

Re: Gigs

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:40 am
by DG
Don wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:28 am
DG wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:27 pm
The Divine Comedy, Petula Clark (I kid you not), and Marillion in the next few days. And Richard Thompson, Show of Hands, and Pierce Brothers. And the rather brilliant CC Smugglers. :-)
Show of Hands are good fun. Like most folkies, they peddle a bit of an agenda, but you can ignore that. And they're one of the few bands who speak up for the rural poor and disadvantaged; the people living in what are often dismissed as 'posh' areas.
It's their agenda that I love them for, Don. But then you might have guessed that. ;-) They were brilliant, btw. As were all those I mentioned. Top fest.

Re: Gigs

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:01 pm
by Spanish Ranger
Hoop'83 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Went to school with Orlando from the Maccabees. Quite surprised they've called it a day, very good band.
Real shame they split - saw them on many occasions and always great value. Was Orlando a good bloke? Always comes across that way.
Now Bombay Biclycle Club have gone on hiatus, there don't seem to be many good new indie bands coming through.

Re: Gigs

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:22 pm
by Spanish Ranger
Spanish Ranger wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:06 am
Currently bored with pre-season and the lack of any interesting transfer gossip, so thought I'd start a thread on gigs.

Went to see one of the farewell Maccabees gigs a couple of weeks back. IMO they were brilliant and very sad to see them break up - I'd also forgotten what a great venue Aleaxander Palace is. I've got tickets to see The War On Drugs at Portsmouth in Novemeber but between now and then it all looks a bit barren and I can't be arsed with festivals (unless they can guarantee me wall to wall sunshine).

It got me wondering what were the best gigs anyone had seen this year. Particulaly interested to hear of any new/up and coming bands you've seen as find most new music a bit bland these days and always keen to see something new.
Thanks to everyone who could be bothered to respond. So what have we learnt about you all:
1) There is big love for anything cider or farming related
2) William is stuck in a 1970's time warp
3) Don's preference is for musical theatre...............make of that what you will
4) DM is a closet Steps, Bucks Fizzs fan
5) Essox inhabits a parallel universe of oddness :wink:

So I'm still no closer to finding someone to repalce the Macabbees, Bombay BC, Mystery Jets, Glen Tilbrook or Amy Winehouse as worth dragging myself out of the pub for and if I fancy seeing an established band - i.e. Muse, Killers, Queens of Stone Age - I will need to shell out best part of £75.
I think I'll join William back in the 70s - Marquee, 100 Club, Nashville, Hope & Anchor, Cricketers - great nights out and great bands for a couple of quid and the cost of a few pints.