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Title: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 15, 2011, 06:41:27 PM
Eagerly awaiting my tickets to see the Descendents at Shepherds Bush next month.

Who are you going to see next?

I'm curious/nosey ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on March 15, 2011, 09:40:19 PM
Hey, hey its The Monkees!
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Post by: Rockula on March 16, 2011, 10:04:59 AM
At my local pub/venue The Bitter End in Romford over the next few months..

Anti-Nowhere League
Discharge
UK Subs
London
Red Flag 77
Danger's Close
Vice Squad
The Members

Also seeing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Ghostfire, Sunday Driver, etc. at various Steampunk events.

I'll probably fit in a Stranglers gig and a couple of Department S shows as well.

That'll do me until Rebellion. ;D
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Post by: Alan on March 16, 2011, 10:13:15 AM
Nothing booked other than Rebellion, but I saw Terrorvision and Different Fish last week so I'm hopeful other gigs will come along!
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Post by: Klaus on March 16, 2011, 11:08:57 AM
Cry before Dawn in Dublin
Big Country in London
TV Smith in London

Everything happening within a week in April. Exciting...  :)
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Post by: GJ on March 16, 2011, 02:31:30 PM
The Abyssinians in Newcastle, then TV in York.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 16, 2011, 07:36:33 PM
At my local pub/venue The Bitter End in Romford over the next few months..

Anti-Nowhere League
Discharge
UK Subs
London
Red Flag 77
Danger's Close
Vice Squad
The Members

Also seeing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Ghostfire, Sunday Driver, etc. at various Steampunk events.

I'll probably fit in a Stranglers gig and a couple of Department S shows as well.

That'll do me until Rebellion. ;D
Wow! A 1977-1981 time-lock!!

Romford never struck me as the sort of place that was a step or so behind the times before???  - now it seems they've gone the whole hog and stayed at everyone's favourite musical era. What have you got there DJ? One of them new-fangled time machines :D

Joking apart, that sounds a really good line-up, like Rebelion Goes To Essex.

I'm more than a little jealous :) 
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Post by: Rockula on March 16, 2011, 10:48:15 PM
At my local pub/venue The Bitter End in Romford over the next few months..

Anti-Nowhere League
Discharge
UK Subs
London
Red Flag 77
Danger's Close
Vice Squad
The Members

Also seeing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Ghostfire, Sunday Driver, etc. at various Steampunk events.

I'll probably fit in a Stranglers gig and a couple of Department S shows as well.

That'll do me until Rebellion. ;D
Wow! A 1977-1981 time-lock!!

Romford never struck me as the sort of place that was a step or so behind the times before???  - now it seems they've gone the whole hog and stayed at everyone's favourite musical era. What have you got there DJ? One of them new-fangled time machines :D

Joking apart, that sounds a really good line-up, like Rebelion Goes To Essex.

I'm more than a little jealous :) 

There used to be nothing. The nearest 'punk friendly' venue was in Canning Town. Then Ray and Andrea who used to run The Railway in Ipswich moved here and we've got our first bone fide punk venue. It's taken 35 years but better late than never. ;D
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Post by: Tj on March 17, 2011, 11:37:06 AM
TV Smith in Bradford.

My Dru Yoga teacher.

Everyone at Leeds Beer Festival.

Peter a Jacqui in the Muse.

Julian, Andy and Woody on the Securicor Alarms MATES re-union.

Results guidance session with Ian and Steve.

Pioneers meeting at BNI.

1:1 with Oliver.

Results guidance session with Andy.

Is that enough for now?
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Post by: dm999 on March 17, 2011, 11:56:51 AM
The Mob, Zounds, Rubella Ballet, Andy T.
Angelic Upstarts.
Cockney Rejects.

Out of that lot I'm most looking forward to Rubella Ballet, saw 'em loads in 82/3.
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Post by: Klaus on March 17, 2011, 12:16:21 PM
Tv Smith in London.

March or April?
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Tj on March 17, 2011, 01:26:51 PM
Oops! I meant TV in Bradford not London.

Sorry mate.

There is a slim possibility I can make London on 29th March, that's why it was on my mind.

When is the April gig you are going to?
 
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Post by: Klaus on March 17, 2011, 01:55:30 PM
What do we have the frontpage for?  ;)
April 16th Saturday
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Post by: Tj on March 17, 2011, 07:59:11 PM
Lazy me. :-[
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 20, 2011, 06:37:08 PM
Off for a speedy return to the 100 Club tonight to see Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds :)
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Post by: Alan on April 20, 2011, 06:41:26 PM
Wow I would love to catch him - I didn't know he was in town.... have fun!
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 21, 2011, 09:03:25 AM
I did!

A great night with all the usual Dirty Water Club faces in attendance and nice to see Romi Mori (ex-Gun Club) in the audience too.

KCP did mainly his own stuff with a few Cramps and Gun Club numbers thrown in for good measure. When you add Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Fall to the list of bands he's played for, there's four of my favourite groups he's been a part of at some time.

About 200 people there, which is not a bad turn-out for a poorly advertised (I didn't even know he was playing there until I spotted a small flyer at TV's gig on Saturday) gig on a Wednesday night.

Well recommended if you ever get the chance to see him  :)
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Post by: GJ on April 21, 2011, 12:44:04 PM
When did he play for The Fall? No mention of him on the Fall site or in Dave Simpson's book The Fallen.
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Post by: Uli on April 21, 2011, 02:31:49 PM
KCP did mainly his own stuff with a few Cramps and Gun Club numbers thrown in for good measure.

Exactly my memories from his gig in Ulm two years ago! Great gig, one of the best of 2009!
I immediately went checking for tour dates, his myspace hadn't been updated for a while...  ::)
But I found this:
http://kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/

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22.4. UK - Brighton - Green Room
23.4. SF - Helsinki - Bar Loose
24.4. Berlin . Kid Congo DJ set at White Trash
25.4. off
26.4. - 28.4. tba ES / F
28.4. ES - Alicante - Stereo
29.4. ES - Barcelona - Sala Apolo
30.4. ES - Madrid - Nasti Club
Hopefully more gigs in germany later...
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 21, 2011, 04:47:19 PM
When did he play for The Fall? No mention of him on the Fall site or in Dave Simpson's book The Fallen.

Embarrassingly, I've been 'Wiki'd'  :-[

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(Wikipedia)...After forming The Gun Club in 1979 with Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Kid left before they recorded an album to join The Cramps in 1980. He rejoined Gun Club briefly in 83, rejoining again between 85 and 88, when once again he left to join Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin. Kid has also played with The Divine Horsemen, The Angels of Light, Die Haut and The Fall...

I got asked this very question last night and, in a moment of memory failure, answered 'yes, I think so', thus probably perpetuating the 'Wiki'd' effect: Say something that's wrong enough times and it'll eventually appear on Wikipedia as a 'fact'.

When I answered, I did so in the knowledge that I'd seen somewhere that KCP had played for The Fall and couldn't remember where I'd seen it. Now I know where.

Because you asked the question GJ, I decided to look it up on The Fall's unofficial official site ('unofficial' because MES views internet forums, esp. those on his band with exteme suspicion, 'official' because he'd probably grudgingly admit that it's as close as he's ever going to get to one that tries to be as factual as possible) and found that there wasn't any mention of him there. I'm sure the question came up on that forum at least once, but I can't remember what the answer was. I left it in 2006.

So...unless that Wikipedia 'fact' has some unknown substance behind it, I'm wrong and Simpo's excellent book is right.

As I've already mentioned here before, I can be a bit of a dick at times! ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 21, 2011, 04:49:37 PM
KCP did mainly his own stuff with a few Cramps and Gun Club numbers thrown in for good measure.

Exactly my memories from his gig in Ulm two years ago! Great gig, one of the best of 2009!
I immediately went checking for tour dates, his myspace hadn't been updated for a while...  ::)
But I found this:
http://kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/

Quote
22.4. UK - Brighton - Green Room
23.4. SF - Helsinki - Bar Loose
24.4. Berlin . Kid Congo DJ set at White Trash
25.4. off
26.4. - 28.4. tba ES / F
28.4. ES - Alicante - Stereo
29.4. ES - Barcelona - Sala Apolo
30.4. ES - Madrid - Nasti Club
Hopefully more gigs in germany later...

I'm seriously thinking of going to Brighton tomorrow  :)
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Post by: Tj on April 22, 2011, 12:49:21 PM
(other than...)

The only gig I'm hopefully going to see for this year (so far) is TV Smith Coming in to Land in Hyde. 8)

Hope we get loads of the new album live. :D
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Post by: Nick on April 22, 2011, 02:13:49 PM
Probably Buzzcocks / 999 at Southsea in june. Unless anything crops up before then.
http://www.punkbythesea.co.uk/
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Post by: Rockula on April 22, 2011, 02:33:29 PM
I was supposed to go to The Bitter End in Romford last night to see Discharge but I really couldn't be arsed.

However, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Subway Sect, Department S, Red Flag 77, London, UK Subs, The Members, The Duel...plus a few others, ALL before the end of May.

If I can be arsed. ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 22, 2011, 11:13:23 PM
When did he play for The Fall? No mention of him on the Fall site or in Dave Simpson's book The Fallen.

Embarrassingly, I've been 'Wiki'd'  :-[

Quote
(Wikipedia)...After forming The Gun Club in 1979 with Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Kid left before they recorded an album to join The Cramps in 1980. He rejoined Gun Club briefly in 83, rejoining again between 85 and 88, when once again he left to join Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin. Kid has also played with The Divine Horsemen, The Angels of Light, Die Haut and The Fall...

I got asked this very question last night and, in a moment of memory failure, answered 'yes, I think so', thus probably perpetuating the 'Wiki'd' effect: Say something that's wrong enough times and it'll eventually appear on Wikipedia as a 'fact'.

When I answered, I did so in the knowledge that I'd seen somewhere that KCP had played for The Fall and couldn't remember where I'd seen it. Now I know where.

Because you asked the question GJ, I decided to look it up on The Fall's unofficial official site ('unofficial' because MES views internet forums, esp. those on his band with exteme suspicion, 'official' because he'd probably grudgingly admit that it's as close as he's ever going to get to one that tries to be as factual as possible) and found that there wasn't any mention of him there. I'm sure the question came up on that forum at least once, but I can't remember what the answer was. I left it in 2006.

So...unless that Wikipedia 'fact' has some unknown substance behind it, I'm wrong and Simpo's excellent book is right.

As I've already mentioned here before, I can be a bit of a dick at times! ;)

My friend in East Berlin has come up with the answer: KCP featured in the 'Hit The North' video and I s'pose that's how he came to be listed as a 'member' of The Fall.

Ahh...studious Germans...don't you just love 'em? ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 22, 2011, 11:27:48 PM
I was supposed to go to The Bitter End in Romford last night to see Discharge but I really couldn't be arsed.

However, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Subway Sect, Department S, Red Flag 77, London, UK Subs, The Members, The Duel...plus a few others, ALL before the end of May.

If I can be arsed. ;D

Going to see Subway Sect and Department S meself next Friday at The Lexington and I seem to remember The Duel being on a flyer for another gig I'm intending to get along to... (checks pockets)...ah! Here we go: The Bermondsey Joyriders + The Duel at The 100 Club 8th May. Also got a Fleagle special at The Scream Lounge next Saturday followed by Viva Las Vegas at The 12 Bar on the same night. Gonna be a busy boy next weekend :)
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Post by: Uli on April 23, 2011, 10:04:15 AM
Possibly Garden Gang on Sunday...
24.04. AUGSBURG - Kradhalle, Kulturpark West w/ EASTFIELD + Generation N
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Post by: Rockula on April 23, 2011, 10:53:10 AM
Might have to think about changing my plans.

The Vibrators gig on 23rd April will apparently be the absolutely very last time that Knox plays live with the band.

He's slowing down and concentrating on his solo stuff.

I know the band have done a fair few gigs without Knox, especially during his illness and when he broke his arm, but you always knew he would be back eventually.

This sounds pretty final.
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Post by: Fred21 on April 23, 2011, 01:30:00 PM
I remember the first time he left - I saw "Knox" supporting the UK Subs at Glasgow's Tiffany's Ballroom. That was meant to be final too!
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Post by: dm999 on April 23, 2011, 02:19:00 PM
Seeing the Angelic Upstarts next Friday here in Bristol  :)
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Post by: GJ on April 24, 2011, 11:32:28 AM
Might have to think about changing my plans.

The Vibrators gig on 23rd April will apparently be the absolutely very last time that Knox plays live with the band.

He's slowing down and concentrating on his solo stuff.

I know the band have done a fair few gigs without Knox, especially during his illness and when he broke his arm, but you always knew he would be back eventually.

This sounds pretty final.

That's really bad news. Knox didn't mention that when I saw him 3 weeks ago. I bought his country album and he said he wanted to do some shows to promote that. At least the Vibes will keep going and Nigel did a great job when he filled in for Knox. Did you go to the gig DJ?
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Post by: Rockula on April 24, 2011, 02:35:10 PM
At least the Vibes will keep going and Nigel did a great job when he filled in for Knox. Did you go to the gig DJ?

I didn't go but I know a few folks who did so I've asked them if Knox made any kind of announcement. Also, Nigel left the band when Knox returned. He was paid by the gig as a 'guitar for hire' so I don't know if he'd be interested in going back to them. I think he's working on new material himself. We'll have to wait and see..
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Post by: GJ on April 24, 2011, 07:17:34 PM
I'd be interested to know if Knox did announce anything at the gig.
Just noticed this afternoon, on the day I found out Knox has gone, that a large crack has appeared on my framed signed poster of The Vibes 1st album! It's been hanging there for ages so no idea how it happened.
This from their site;

'KNOX, original vocalist/guitarist, is leaving the band after the Boston Arms gig on 23rd April 2011 to go solo. (He says: "I had all this other stuff I wanted to do, and kept on saying I'll do it one day. Well since turning 65 I realise I've got to do it now.") Nigel Bennett, former guitarist who filled in when Knox was ill, will be rejoining the band and the band will continue touring and recording.'

Hopefully Knox will continue to write if they carry on recording-he wrote 99% of their best songs.

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Post by: slaughterboy on April 30, 2011, 03:49:10 PM
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...Going to see Subway Sect and Department S meself next Friday at The Lexington...

Missed the first band all bar their last two songs - young and very punky, pretty good as well. Didn't catch their name but I think they were called The Ten O Sevens. Worth another listen.

Next up: London.

Never seen them before, even though the 'Friday On My Mind EP' was an early purchase in the Slaughterboy household. Not bad, but the lead singer (who I think I've seen in the crowd at loads of gigs) doesn't seem to have the charisma to match the songs.

Department S however were spot-on. A nigh-on faultless performance, although bassist Mark Taylor (who I've known a number of years now) griped to me at the bar afterwards '...Did you notice when my bass cut out? We've been doing this enough fucking years to get it right...'. Musicians eh? Sooo touchy!  ;D

Next: Vic and the boys.

Ahem. Good musicians, Vic's vox a bit off to say the least and, to me at least, a bit embarrassing to watch. I reckon though, with a bit more practice, they'll get a lot better. Vic himself certainly alluded to this at the end ('...We've got other gigs coming up...come and see us again...we'll be better...'). Certainly hope so for the sake's of anyone else planning to see them anytime soon. Good comedy moment when Vic told us that there were '...CD's, vinyl and stuff to be bought...' only for the rest of the band to start shaking their heads in disagreement behind him. '...Sorry - I was misinformed...' Vic muttered, albeit in a cheerfully ironic manner.

Also, a big thumbs-up for Tom Phobic who did a sterling job as the DJ for the evening. Certainly far better than the guy who came on after him who completely emptied the venue with his first track...
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 05, 2011, 05:27:20 PM
This: http://www.last.fm/event/1882589+Fucked+Up+at+Village+Underground+on+20+May+2011

Fucked Up are a recent passion of mine. Do like a punk band with a big guy hollering his head off every now and then and FU are just that band. Never had Canandians down as anything other than good when it comes to a bit of fast, no-nonsense punk rock (Hanson Bros/No Means No always good fun) and FU are no exception.

Really looking forward to it  :)
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Post by: Alan on May 05, 2011, 07:12:33 PM
Fucked Up were brilliant at Rebellion last year. I'm off to catch an acoustic set from Ginger tomorrow night, but must set up some more gigs!
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Post by: claret999 on May 05, 2011, 09:33:35 PM
Frightening thought Alan but Rebellion is only 3 months away!! I will be there but can`t book hotel yet because my shift changes on June 1st.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 06, 2011, 12:21:10 AM
Notts County on Saturday - will they stay up?

Come on you Pies!
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Post by: Alan on May 07, 2011, 09:14:38 PM
Glad to hear you will be at Rebellion Chris - hope you can make the full 4 days!

Ginger was great last night and even did a fun version of White Riot... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ifcc_5Nvo  must get to some more gigs...
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Post by: dm999 on May 13, 2011, 11:39:24 AM
Seeing Viv Albertine here in Bristol tonight, enjoyed her show last year so really looking forward to this one  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on May 13, 2011, 02:22:51 PM
I saw John Cleese on Wednesday. Reviews were initially lukewarm, but he brought the house down with his anecdotes. Great stuff we thought.
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Post by: Rockula on May 13, 2011, 04:23:54 PM
UK Subs, Red Flag 77 & Danger's Close tonight.

Cat Protection League's Spring Jumble Sale tomorrow. ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 13, 2011, 05:13:00 PM
Sonny Vincent at The Dirty Water Club/Boston Arms tonight  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 21, 2011, 10:01:47 AM
The Fall at bloody Koko (I hate that place - no proper beer on sale + terrible accoustics) Wed 1st June
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Post by: Uli on May 21, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
These two guys probably:

CHRIS BROKAW / HUGO RACE TOUR OF EUROPE MAY 23-28

may 24 -- chris brokaw and hugo race
langenau, germany, at cafe kapilio


may 25 -- chris brokaw and hugo race
zurich, switzerland, at el lokal

may 27 -- chris brokaw and hugo race
leinfelden, germany, at edenless bar

may 28 -- chris brokaw and hugo race
stuttgart, germany, at laboratorium


CHRIS BROKAW SOLO TOUR OF EUROPE

may 21 -- chris brokaw solo
karlsruhe, germany, at die stadtmitte, w/THE FORGETTERS

may 22 -- chris brokaw solo
oberhausen, germany, at riwelho e.v.

june 3 -- chris brokaw solo
gent, belgium, house concert

june 10 -- chris brokaw solo
hartford, ct, at arch street tavern, w/guests TBA

june 11 -- chris brokaw solo
jamaica plain, ma, at the midway cafe, 2PM show, w/THE REAL KIDS and RICHARD MIRSKY in HEAVY SIRIP

june 12 -- chris brokaw solo
montpelier, vt, house concert

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Post by: Uli on May 25, 2011, 09:17:12 AM
Mono
http://monoishere.com/
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Post by: Fred21 on May 25, 2011, 10:32:16 AM
An unexpected cultural treat thanks to my sister-in-law last night - a night at the opera (No, not the Marx Brothers film - although that's great!). Carmen at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham - sexy stuff I must say. I loved it, my wife didn't... Takes all sorts!

By contrast, its The Monkees tonight - providing we make The Last Train to Clarkesville!
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Post by: Nick on May 25, 2011, 01:21:04 PM
Awful ha ha  :D
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Post by: Fred21 on May 25, 2011, 01:25:34 PM
Great - I hope!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 26, 2011, 10:20:55 AM
Awfully good actually! Two and a half hours from three blokes in their mid-sixties on top form. I was amazed how many punks and metal-heads were there. I was a kid again for the evening!
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Post by: Nick on May 26, 2011, 10:27:12 AM
I was referring to the opera  ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on May 26, 2011, 11:38:28 AM
Great tunes and lots of scantily clad sexy ladies - what's not to like?
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Post by: Nick on May 26, 2011, 12:50:13 PM
Well when you put it like that......
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Post by: Rockula on May 26, 2011, 01:20:13 PM
FRIDAY
Last Resort, Last Orders, London Diehards & LME.

SATURDAY
The Members (with Rat Scabies), Freedom Faction, Resented & loads more (alldayer)

Both at The Bitter End, Romford. I'm not sure Friday is my 'thing' but Saturday is.
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Post by: Uli on May 27, 2011, 08:29:11 AM
SATURDAY
The Members (with Rat Scabies)

Not too sure about this... Scabies recently mentioned he wasn't asked (yet) to do this gig...  ???

Update:
I asked JC via fb and he told me Rat will indeed be there.  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 27, 2011, 04:11:42 PM
So...there I was last night, sitting at home, big fry-up dinner sitting on a tray on my lap, waiting for me to slog through it when I gets a phone call from my mate Tom, bearing spare tickets galore for that night at the O2 Indigo - an evening with Adam Ant and chums!   :-\

We saw Adam fall off stage during his second number.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/27/article-1391540-0C4B583800000578-209_468x619.jpg)

Little did we know it at the time but it was to be the highlight of the evening   ::)

Actually, the band were passable. They did 'Press Darlings', which is my favourite Ants toon and 'Dog Eat Dog', 'Naked', 'Deutscher Girls', 'Cartrouble' and 'Plastic Surgery' alongside all the Prince Charming-type shite.

But I wouldn't recommend weighing out money for it.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2011, 04:38:53 PM
He don't look happy...
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Post by: Uli on May 27, 2011, 04:56:14 PM
He looks like Johnny Depp with glasses...  ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2011, 04:58:01 PM
In his dreams!
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Post by: Uli on May 27, 2011, 04:58:52 PM
I guess it's the "pirate" look which conned me.  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2011, 05:12:40 PM
I'd have stayed in for the fry-up!
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Post by: claret999 on May 27, 2011, 05:30:48 PM
Had to think long and hard about posting this but my wife has been bought two tickets (Birthday Present) for Tw*t That at City of Man Stadium next sat and her friend can`t go, so I`m getting nagged to go with her, it`s a bit of a dilema- would loose a lot of street cred if I went but on the other hand don`t want wife upset when she put`s up with me going to see TV and the Valentines 3 times in 10 days.
Oh Dear!!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2011, 05:59:54 PM
You have my deepest sympathies - I'd say my wife would go with her but, you've guessed it, she's already going with her sister!
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 27, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
I'd have stayed in for the fry-up!

It sat uncomfortably with me for the whole gig.

As did suited & booted 50+ yr.old businessmen doing the 'Prince Charming' dance with their wives/secretaries/bits on the side.

My sausages, eggs and beans gave the odd gurgle of protest throughout - none more so than when I went to buy a round and found that a bottle of Newkey Brown was a fiver and a small bottle of Stella was £4!  >:(
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Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2011, 08:28:57 PM
Fuck me - London prices 'eh!

Adam was on the telly tonight and said he'd fallen off the stage - perhaps he saw the bar price list!
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 27, 2011, 08:30:01 PM
More likely to be his ego that toppled him over  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2011, 08:31:12 PM
He should have had a fry-up - then he could have had a chip on each shoulder for balance!
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 27, 2011, 08:36:53 PM
Looked like he'd had one too many fry-ups in the past though, to be fair, he had the appearance of someone who'd lost a fair amount of weight at some point. I just wish he'd get out of the habit of lifting the front of his shirt up to reveal an un-lovely gut. It reminded me a bit of seeing David Johansen's paunch a bit too close up.

It looked like the surface of the moon.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 28, 2011, 12:08:24 PM
David Johansen's paunch?

I think he's the only person thinner than TV!
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 28, 2011, 04:19:12 PM
Ah, but even Iggy, an incredibly fit man, has a little pot around the belly area - I got rather too close for comfort to that as well last year - so I think it might have something to do with age rather than any excess in the Eating Dept. Being a Slim(ish) Jim meself and (just) the right side of 50, I haven't got any personal knowledge to base my guess on, but I don't think I'm too far out on this. DJ definitely has a little, age and abuse-wizened gut.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 28, 2011, 04:23:12 PM
I sense some future research is required - age-related loss of muscle tone may be to blame.
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Post by: Rockula on May 29, 2011, 02:09:54 PM
I had a brilliant night at The Members gig in Romford last night. Only about 60 people but that was probably down to the bloody football thing. The small but enthusiastic crowd were singing and dancing along and a true party atmosphere was in evidence. JC's intersong banter was on top form. Very amusing. Danger's Close and Social Schism etc. did excellent support slots.

And Mr. Scabies drumming has lifted The Members' game. The dub reggae they do live is much improved. I had a nice chat with Rat and he was suprisingly a real gentleman. Not much sign of the hellraiser but some brilliant anicdotes that I can't repeat in case someone takes out an injunction. ;D

And Uli, looks like the German dates are at least a week later than we thought so there's still the possibility that I'll be on driving duties bring the guys over in my 7 seater. Hopefully we'll meet for a beer.
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Post by: Uli on May 29, 2011, 04:24:51 PM
Thanks for reporting! Sounds like a good night.  :)

And Uli, looks like the German dates are at least a week later than we thought so there's still the possibility that I'll be on driving duties bring the guys over in my 7 seater. Hopefully we'll meet for a beer.

Well, I hope so too! If it's anywhere near Stuttgart, Ulm, Munich we should be able to make it. Places further away depend on timing, money etc.
Would be brilliant to meet Mr Scabies again.  8)
Some of the drives of the Jan/Feb tour were ridiculously long, hope they can knock up a more "comfortable" tour schedule for Sept!
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Post by: Fred21 on June 01, 2011, 11:16:54 AM
Take That!





















































Yeah, like that'll ever happen!

Sorry Claret!
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Post by: Nick on June 01, 2011, 11:21:50 AM
I was just gonna post a sarcastic comment Fred when I noticed your bit tagged on the end of the post. Nice one. You got me again  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 01, 2011, 11:22:02 AM
I do sympathise, as I have been forced (at knife-to-testicles-point) to see The Osmonds in the past!

What I mainly remember is the huge queues of ladies using the Gents and me and another husband spending the second half at the huge Birmingham NEC trying to keep several dozen bar staff busy between us. Inevitably, we failed, but we gave it a good stab - hey, they only sell plastic bottles of beer, so it doesn't take them much effort! Ended up pissed as a fish! Actually, I'd recommend (nearly) seeing The Osmonds to anyone!
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 01, 2011, 12:45:19 PM
The Fall tonight at bloody 'orrible Koko.

Can't stand the place but...The Fall are a bone this old dog can't stop gnawing at.
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Post by: claret999 on June 01, 2011, 11:56:33 PM
Recommending (nearly) seeing The Osmonds Fred, Makes me feel (Slightly) better about agreeing to see Tw*t that in Manchester next week (almost).
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Post by: Alan on June 02, 2011, 08:32:30 AM
Chris if you 'Shine' with the wife and go and see Take That we might show no 'Patience' and not 'Want You Back'......
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Post by: Fred21 on June 02, 2011, 10:48:57 AM
I think Alan knows too much about this band...
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Post by: Fred21 on June 04, 2011, 10:27:04 AM
Well, the big "Take That" day is here - are you as excited as my wife and her sister Claret?
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Post by: Fred21 on June 04, 2011, 10:27:37 AM
Can't you plead insanity and stay in for the footie Claret?
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Post by: Rockula on June 04, 2011, 06:54:26 PM
'Take That' are better than 'Football'. In fact, anything is better than 'Football'. ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on June 04, 2011, 07:46:07 PM
I think all England fans may agree with you tonight!
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Post by: claret999 on June 04, 2011, 09:39:06 PM
oops, got the day wrong Fred, It`s next Saturday at the City of Man Stadium, and things have just taken a turn for the worse as our car has a major problem and is in dry dock and I may not have it back for next weekend, which means our only transport is my van which the wife is not insured to drive so I may not even be able to anethetise myself with very strong Larger before the gig. damn.
Like the song title puns Alan, thing is if I "Plead insanity " and don`t go my wife will not "want me back"
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Post by: Fred21 on June 04, 2011, 09:47:06 PM
If you have a whole week, can't you phone all your wife's friends and suggest a reunion?!
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Post by: Fred21 on June 05, 2011, 12:09:19 PM
If you can't get out of it Chris, my wife said that there were actually a lot of guys there.
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Post by: Rockula on June 05, 2011, 02:47:45 PM
If you can't get out of it Chris, my wife said that there were actually a lot of guys there.

Are you implying something about thier fan base, Fred? ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on June 05, 2011, 03:50:12 PM
Hmmm... Now you mention it, Manchester's Canal Street seemed quieter than usual last night!

No, seriously, she said that they seemed like regular blokes. Do regular blokes go and see Take That though?
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Post by: Rockula on June 05, 2011, 03:53:31 PM
Hmmm... Now you mention it, Manchester's Canal Street seemed quieter than usual last night!

No, seriously, she said that they seemed like regular blokes. Do regular blokes go and see Take That though?

Well, I went under protest and suprisingly had a jolly good time. And I'm pretty regular...if I remember to eat the prunes. ;D
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Post by: Uli on July 05, 2011, 04:02:02 PM
Gonna drive to the "dirty old town" Stuttgart to see the Pogues tonight...  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on July 05, 2011, 05:12:49 PM
Who/what did you go to Ken?
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Post by: Rockula on July 05, 2011, 07:17:02 PM
Who/what did you go to Ken?

When? Sorry. Confused...
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Post by: Fred21 on July 05, 2011, 10:33:16 PM
Whatever it was you went to "under protest"?
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Post by: Rockula on July 06, 2011, 04:34:07 PM
Whatever it was you went to "under protest"?

Take That. It was what we were talking about, right?
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Post by: Fred21 on July 06, 2011, 04:37:11 PM
You went to Take That?
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Post by: Rockula on July 06, 2011, 04:39:44 PM
You went to Take That?

Yes. Xa was in the fan club too. And her Robbie doll's worth about £250 now. ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on July 06, 2011, 04:42:25 PM
I read the words DJ... but... they... don't... register!

What is happening on this forum?
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Post by: Rockula on July 06, 2011, 04:45:25 PM
I read the words DJ... but... they... don't... register!

What is happening on this forum?

What? Y'mean you ain't heard that Robbie's leaving again and TV's gonna be joining? How did you miss the news. ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on July 06, 2011, 04:47:58 PM
What?

Fuckin' Hell's Bells!
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Post by: Uli on July 06, 2011, 04:48:11 PM
What is happening on this forum?

It's not this Forum, it's just their wives forcing them to come along...  ;D

Btw, the Pogues last night were good! A "greatest hits" set, Shane MacGowan didn't look fit, but sang well enough!  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on July 06, 2011, 05:06:04 PM
Ha!

You would never get my wife getting me to see T*k* Th*t!


























The Osmonds and Wet Wet Fucking Wet, yes, but not T*k* Th*t!
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Post by: Uli on July 06, 2011, 05:08:38 PM
Not that Wet Wet Wet is that much better...  ::)

I'm glad I've never been asked such things. Went to some classical concerts and Runrig, that was good for me.  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on July 06, 2011, 05:13:07 PM
Worse! Worse! Worse!
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Post by: Uli on July 06, 2011, 05:14:48 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Alan on July 06, 2011, 06:21:01 PM
Next gig will probably be Derby to see the Dickies and Mike TV on Friday 15th - I will be catching the Dickies at Rebellion but Mike TV appear to be off the bill this year...
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Post by: Rockula on July 06, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
Friday 8th July: Bermondsey Joyriders & Supports (The Bitter End, Romford)
Friday 15th July: The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Dread Messiah & Alcohol Licks (Boston Arms, Tufnel Park)
Saturday 16th July: Various Blues and Jazz (The Chap Olympiad)
Friday 22nd July: The Members & Supports (Renne, France - I'm driving)
Friday 29th July: The Stranglers Banned & Supports (Tribute - The Bitter End, Romford)
Saturday 30th July: East Town Pirates ('Nambucca' Holloway)
Wednesday 3rd/Tuesday 9th August: Numerous punk bands, etc. ('Rebellion' Blackpool)
Saturday 20th August: Red Flag 77, etc... ('Flag Day' The Steamboat, Ipswich)
Friday 9th/Monday 12th September: Numerous 'Steampunk' bands ('The Asylum' Lincoln)
Two weeks in September: The Members French Tour - I'm driving again

Also The Damned at The Roundhouse in November and hopefully some TV / TV & The Valentines gigs before or around the new year.


And 2012? Quite probably nothing at all.
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Post by: Alan on July 07, 2011, 07:59:09 AM
DJ

What are the details for "Friday 9th/Monday 12th September: Numerous 'Steampunk' bands ('The Asylum' Lincoln)"?

Cheers
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Post by: Rockula on July 07, 2011, 03:03:11 PM
DJ

What are the details for "Friday 9th/Monday 12th September: Numerous 'Steampunk' bands ('The Asylum' Lincoln)"?

Cheers


It's the 3rd Annual Steampunk Convivial at The Asylum (an actual converted asylum) opposite the entrance to Lincoln Castle.
 Approximately 3,000 'Steampunks' and 'Victorian re-enactor' types, ex-Goths, punks and historians.
 There's a section of the 'Steampunk' community trying to put the 'punk' in certain musical aspects of 'Steampunk'. I.e. Victorian Empire from the point of view of the poor and the downtrodden. A kind of ironic comparison to the way we are now pointing out how little has actually changed. The best band that do this are 'The Men That Will Be Blamed For Nothing' who's latest album is called 'Anachrony In The U.K.'. The singer/guitarist is Andrew O'Neill, a stand-up comedian who is doing the Edinburgh Fringe and recently appeared on TV with Stewart Lee and co-hosted the 'Metal' awards with Alice Cooper.
 Not all 'Steampunks' like the punk aspect at all. But the polite behaviour encouraged in the scene invites debate and not 'fisticuffs'. It's all a lot of fun without being too serious which I find a bit of a relief frankly.
 And the pub opposite the Asylum has a Real Ale festival the always coincides with the event so you get live bands in the street whilst you sup your nectar.

Basically, take what you imagine the Whitby Goth Festival is like and transpose it to Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

The event is ticket only and virtually sold out.

http://steampunk.synthasite.com/
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Post by: Uli on July 12, 2011, 10:15:07 AM
Thanks to Mercedes-Benz celebrating their 125th anniversary, we will be able to see Placebo in Stuttgart on August 11th for the price of about 16 euro.  8)  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 23, 2011, 12:19:56 AM
I'm going to see England v. India on the 1st day of the 2nd Test at Trent Bridge.

Hardly punk rock I know, but looking forward to it greatly.

Not only is it a sporting event with great history, it is also a chance to get quietly shit-faced and not worry about having to drive for a change. The train goes from Catford straight to St. Pancras and from there straight to Nottingham.

With any luck, I'll be on my first beer of the day before the last carriage has cleared the station  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 09, 2011, 10:49:19 AM
Stiff Little Fingers at the re-vamped Fridge in Brixton (it's now called 'Electric' - The Fridge that is, not Brixton) Sun 30th Oct
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Post by: Alan on August 09, 2011, 10:51:48 AM
The 'Electric Fridge'....? Not the most exciting name
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Post by: Fred21 on August 09, 2011, 01:32:41 PM
Nottingham Forest v Notts County tonight - at least it's still on after last night's "riot" in Nottingham!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on August 10, 2011, 04:29:34 PM
Things are happening in "sleepy" Whitstable.

New venue opened last week and we had Heaven 17 down.... Limited audience of 200, but all seated and fed..  Next month is The Christians.

December sees ANL with The Members as support..  not pleased as it clashes with an event in Germany!!!!

The organiser has our man's details... here's hoping for 2012
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Post by: Rockula on August 10, 2011, 04:40:40 PM
December sees ANL with The Members as support..

Assuming it's not on the 9th December I might make a trip to that one.

And if they've got any sense they'll get TV down there soon.

Funny how as some venues are closing down there's lots of others popping up.

My next gig will be Red Flag 77 at the Annual 'Flag Day' in Ipswich on 20th and then the Steampunk thing in Lincoln.

And frankly I can't actually afford to go anywhere. :)
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Post by: EastKentTaff on August 10, 2011, 05:07:23 PM
From The Whit Live site


December 2nd 2011  7.30pm   THE EAST QUAY
Two classic punk bands on one bill.

An infamous group of hardcore punk rock anarchists, Anti-Nowhere League, just back from their UK tour with Motorhead, have been living the punk lifestyle for decades. Lead singer Animal formed the band in 1980, and promptly got arrested at their very first gig. The history of the League is littered with brushes with the law, rock and roll misbehaviour and very loud music.

The release of their debut album, “We Are…The League”, saw all copies temporarily seized by the Obscene Publications Squad and they were banned from TV and Radio, including being thrown out of the Top Of The Pops studio when Animal brandished an axe. Their first single was a cover version of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets of London’, featuring some interesting new lyrics, with the B side that was to become the group’s anthem, & now adopted by Metallica as part of their live set, ‘So What’.

With a line up now including the one and only Rat Scabies on drums, The Members are one of punk’s most underrated bands. They were the new wave’s great satirists and a part of a British pop tradition which dated back to Ray Davies of The Kinks, and stretches forward to Mike Skinner of The Streets. Best known for what was to become a punk classic, “Sound of the Suburbs”, they are one of the first of the era’s bands to embrace reggae and “few did so with as much love and style as the The Members” The Observer.


Nice venue, Whitstable Brewery attached!!!!  Good parking (aim for The Harbour-Front and turn left BEFORE the Bowling Centre) or 10 min walk from Station, if going by train let me know and I'll give you the quick route without going via the town...

 

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Post by: Rockula on August 10, 2011, 09:09:24 PM
From The Whit Live site

December 2nd 2011  7.30pm   THE EAST QUAY
Two classic punk bands on one bill.

Well, I may be attending this as The Member's driver. I've just been asked to do this AND next Saturday's gig at Endorse It In Dorset. As I get petrol and back stage pass I don't need to find any cash. Which is nice. :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 16, 2011, 04:34:32 PM
The 'Electric Fridge'....? Not the most exciting name

True, but at least yer beer keeps cool  ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 16, 2011, 04:42:32 PM
Got the re-arranged Descendents gig at Brixton O2 Academy next Wednesday if I can avoid playing football that night, then I've got The Bermondsey Joyriders and The Phobics at The 100 Club on Wed 7th Sept, again if I can avoid the inevitable clash with playing football.

My team miss me if I don't play for them and cry a lot  :'(
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Post by: Alan on August 31, 2011, 09:51:13 PM
Not many gigs lined up but hope to catch...

Thursday 22nd September: Different Fish in Leicester, The Basement
Thursday 13th October: John Foxx in Leamington Spa
Friday 11th November: Motorhead / UK Subs / ANL, UEA
Tuesday 15th November: The Damned 35th Anniversary Tour, Nottingham (I think)
Thursday 24th November: Mark Steel, Spalding

And if poss I'll go to the 12 Bar to catch TV and his friends but not sure yet... and I still need to decide on Earthbound....
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Post by: Fred21 on September 01, 2011, 10:57:07 AM
Hey Alan,

I fancy Foxy, Damned and possibly TV at least...
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Post by: Alan on September 06, 2011, 12:20:52 PM
Fred

Different Fish too?

(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/261175_195952113805442_1500275_n.jpg)
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Post by: Fred21 on September 06, 2011, 10:49:43 PM
Not sure - might be in London that day. I'll get back to you...
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Post by: GJ on October 11, 2011, 01:25:31 PM
Just seen the awesome Misty In Roots. Next up- Emily Barker, Alice Cooper and The Dolls, The Fall and hopefully 2 or 3 Vibrators gigs.
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Post by: Rockula on October 11, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
I'm driving The Members again on 21st and 22nd October so I'll be seeing them and whoever's supporting them in Holt (Norfolk) and Ipswich.

Unfortunately, cause I'll be in Holt on the Friday, I'll miss TV's gig in Ipswich that night and then I'll be in Ipswich the day after he's played. Oh well....

The weekend after that I've got a big Steampunk Halloween party in London with Abney Park, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Professor Elemental, fire eaters, comedians and all sorts of weirdness. ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 11, 2011, 10:36:54 PM
Taking advantage of a weekend break with Mrs. Slaughterboy to see The Fall in Cardiff 22nd October, then Fucked Up at The Scala for Halloween.

If we're ever going away anywhere, I'll often look up local listings to see if anyone worth watching are in town and see if I can't tempt Helen to go to a gig. She's seen The Fall with me three or four times before but she won't go anymore. She says she likes the band but can't stand Mark E Smith's voice! ;D

They're playing with The Nightingales and Ted Chippington, so...ear plugs at the ready! ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 24, 2011, 08:00:33 PM
Going to see Billy Rath at The Boston Arms on Wed.

Not expecting much from this to be honest, but...it's just gotta be done, hasn't it?

Haven't a clue who else would be in the band, either.

Still...if it's punk rock, then I'm there :)
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Post by: Nick on October 24, 2011, 10:08:01 PM
Off to see June Tabor & the Oysterband at Brighton on thursday. I like a bit of folk rock.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 25, 2011, 10:23:25 AM
I'd be very interested to hear about the Billy Rath gig - is it with The Street Pirates? Do you know if they are playing anywhere else?

Hope you enjoy it slaughterboy. We caught Walter Lure last year and he was great!
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Post by: GJ on October 26, 2011, 12:33:17 PM
Taking advantage of a weekend break with Mrs. Slaughterboy to see The Fall in Cardiff 22nd October, If we're ever going away anywhere, I'll often look up local listings to see if anyone worth watching are in town and see if I can't tempt Helen to go to a gig. She's seen The Fall with me three or four times before but she won't go anymore. She says she likes the band but can't stand Mark E Smith's voice! ;D

They're playing with The Nightingales and Ted Chippington, so...ear plugs at the ready! ;)

I heard MES walked off after 25 minutes and Mrs Smith took over. Her vocals are even worse!
Who's Billy Rath?
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Post by: Rockula on October 26, 2011, 01:44:53 PM
Who's Billy Rath?

Billy Rath; Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (he replaced Richard Hell in 1976.)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 27, 2011, 07:10:22 PM
Taking advantage of a weekend break with Mrs. Slaughterboy to see The Fall in Cardiff 22nd October, If we're ever going away anywhere, I'll often look up local listings to see if anyone worth watching are in town and see if I can't tempt Helen to go to a gig. She's seen The Fall with me three or four times before but she won't go anymore. She says she likes the band but can't stand Mark E Smith's voice! ;D

They're playing with The Nightingales and Ted Chippington, so...ear plugs at the ready! ;)

I heard MES walked off after 25 minutes and Mrs Smith took over. Her vocals are even worse!
Smith did indeed bail after about half an hour. Odd. I've known him to walk off before, but not as early and without provocation. He certainly didn't appear to be befuddled by drink, which he has been known to succumb to in the past. In fact, he seemed unusually cheerful and sober for the grumpy git he can sometimes be. So...a mystery, for the moment at least.

You're spot-on about Mrs.S, though. Sings as appealingly as her other half looks...
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 27, 2011, 07:45:12 PM
I'd be very interested to hear about the Billy Rath gig - is it with The Street Pirates? Do you know if they are playing anywhere else?

Hope you enjoy it slaughterboy. We caught Walter Lure last year and he was great!
Had to see this one after managing to miss Walter last year. Billy looked a bit different to how he looked in his Heartbreakers heyday - messy, as if dragged through a R'n'R hedge backwards - but not terrible. They were billed as 'Billy Rath & The Broken Hearts' and had Steve Dior on rhythm and vox, the Damian Duff lookey-likey from The Sex Pistols Experience on the skins and some other bloke I didn't recognise handling the Thunders licks and looks rather well. They played loads of Heartbreakers stuff as you'd expect, plus some R'n'R covers. In fact, they opened and closed with a great version of 'Pipeline' - as good an instrumental cover as you'll hear. I'm sure they must be playing some more gigs other than this and the night before at the 100 Club so Google 'em or something. I'm sure you'd enjoy them, Fred :)
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Post by: Nick on October 28, 2011, 11:14:54 AM
Having a nice pre-gig pint in the Barley Mow at Brighton before the Oysterbband & June Tabor when I spoted a poster advertising Patrik Fitgerald at a pub called the Caroline of Brunswick on weds 2nd nov. So that will probably be our next gig. I have never seen him live before so it will hopefully be a treat.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 28, 2011, 12:09:57 PM
Sounds good slaughterboy - many thanks for the report!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 31, 2011, 01:57:57 AM
Saw SLF at the Brixton Electric tonight.

Have studiously avoided going to see them until tonight due to the desire of not wanting my memory of a fine band corrupted by a lack-lustre performance from Jake Burns + Some Blokes.

I needn't have worried.

They were really good - slightly 'Dad-Punk' at times, but as hardcore as you'd want at others.

See them on this tour if you can  :)
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Post by: Alan on November 03, 2011, 01:19:33 PM
Went to the Scream Lounge last night for a Fleagles' Stagefrite night and saw 4 excellent and quite different bands; Gallows Humour; East Town Pirates; Eastfield and Garden Gang - mind you knackered this morning as somehow ended up driving through East London back home....

Here's some vid's of the night for those curious:

East Town Pirates (Rikki Flag's newish band): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk4MkPuYbJY

Garden Gang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNcjF-ycQk&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Eastfield:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sCZH0sUZBE&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Cheers Fleags!
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Post by: GJ on November 03, 2011, 01:21:56 PM
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Smith did indeed bail after about half an hour. Odd. I've known him to walk off before, but not as early and without provocation. He certainly didn't appear to be befuddled by drink, which he has been known to succumb to in the past. In fact, he seemed unusually cheerful and sober for the grumpy git he can sometimes be. So...a mystery, for the moment at least.
You're spot-on about Mrs.S, though. Sings as appealingly as her other half looks...
I saw the Fall at Leeds University last night. MES didn't walk off, he staggered off. Then back on then off again. Off his head, could hardly stand up and Mrs Smith had to stop him from falling over at one point. 2 gigs on the trot where he's let his fans down. Tosser.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 03, 2011, 05:54:45 PM
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Smith did indeed bail after about half an hour. Odd. I've known him to walk off before, but not as early and without provocation. He certainly didn't appear to be befuddled by drink, which he has been known to succumb to in the past. In fact, he seemed unusually cheerful and sober for the grumpy git he can sometimes be. So...a mystery, for the moment at least.
You're spot-on about Mrs.S, though. Sings as appealingly as her other half looks...
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I saw the Fall at Leeds University last night. MES didn't walk off, he staggered off. Then back on then off again. Off his head, could hardly stand up and Mrs Smith had to stop him from falling over at one point. 2 gigs on the trot where he's let his fans down. Tosser.
So I hear, GJ.

A friend of mine has been airing The Inflictors (the support band) on his radio show recently and heard from them that it was 'a bit of a car-crash' gig although, as they're Fall fans, it must've been little surprise.

I'm going to see them at Cambridge and The O2 - hope he gets his act sorted by then.
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 03, 2011, 06:00:32 PM
Went to see Fucked Up at The Scala on Monday. What a gig!

Set list so closely matched a recent San Diego gig recording I have that I was able to tell a friend who was recording the set what was coming next. For the most part, anyway. Not that this affected my enjoyment one iota. Had to stand next to the sound booth at the back of the venue to avoid further damage to bolloxed shoulder, clinging tightly to the crush-barrier with my left hand. Sound (which can be atrocious at the beginning of Scala gigs) was atrocious at the beginning of this Scala gig. Damien's mic kept cutting out (which may or may not have had something to do with the fact that he kept launching the thing into the audience) which wasn't very helpful but, once Damien swapped mics with one of the guitarists, everything swam along sweetly. From where I was standing, I felt quite safe from one of Damien's forays into the crowd. Wrong. I noticed the eyes of some of the nearby crowd swiveling to our right and I looked over in that direction, only to discover that the man was standing on the left of us, inches away "...Don t worry, I won't hurt you..." he yelled unnecessarily, before plunging back into the yawning maelstrom in front of us. My friend (who also interviewed Damien prior to the gig for his fanzine) took some up-close and personal photos at the time, which I'm going to attempt to get from him along with the recording of the gig. Great evening, topped off with a glimpse of the reflection of a grinning idiot leaping about with one arm grimly anchored to a barrier which, upon closer inspection, turned out to be me 

And they played 'Crusades' as an encore  ;)


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Post by: GJ on November 03, 2011, 08:50:17 PM
A friend of mine has been airing The Inflictors (the support band) on his radio show recently and heard from them that it was 'a bit of a car-crash' gig although, as they're Fall fans, it must've been little surprise.

I'm going to see them at Cambridge and The O2 - hope he gets his act sorted by then.
I'm off to see them in York on saturday (already got tickets otherwise wouldn't bother) I think The Inflictors are supporting.
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Post by: Uli on November 03, 2011, 09:15:35 PM
Might go to see Mogwai tomorrow in Stuttgart!  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on November 04, 2011, 01:06:38 AM
Just back from Walter Lure in Nottingham - great stuff. Same band as last year, but tighter and a longer set. A busier venue too - VERY hot, VERY good.

Makes up a little for missing The New York Dolls last week and TV tomorrow - have a great time TUTS!
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 05, 2011, 06:44:41 PM
A friend of mine has been airing The Inflictors (the support band) on his radio show recently and heard from them that it was 'a bit of a car-crash' gig although, as they're Fall fans, it must've been little surprise.

I'm going to see them at Cambridge and The O2 - hope he gets his act sorted by then.
I'm off to see them in York on saturday (already got tickets otherwise wouldn't bother) I think The Inflictors are supporting.
Got 4 mates going to that gig, too. Hope you all have a better time of it than those at Leeds, Edinburgh and Cardiff, GJ.

I hear that gout is being blamed for MES' inability to stay on stage although in that case, why doesn't he do the wheelchair thing that he did when he fell off stage previously?  ???
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 06, 2011, 10:11:40 AM
I've already heard from three of them who reckon it was pretty good, if a bit short.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as a late Man C win, GJ  :)
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Post by: GJ on November 06, 2011, 06:19:23 PM
I've already heard from three of them who reckon it was pretty good, if a bit short.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as a late Man C win, GJ  :)

Well the late goal went down well too, but a very good 50 minute Fall gig. Fibbers has changed compleely since I saw TV there (for the worse).
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 07, 2011, 06:26:48 PM
I've already heard from three of them who reckon it was pretty good, if a bit short.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as a late Man C win, GJ  :)

Well the late goal went down well too, but a very good 50 minute Fall gig. Fibbers has changed compleely since I saw TV there (for the worse).
In saying that, I'm trying to think of a London venue that's gotten any better over the years...none come to mind. In fact, most have either deteriorated or worse, gone completely. Most due to being too big to support themselves to be fair (Lewisham Odeon, The Rainbow, Hammersmith Palais, The Lyceum, etc) but some were either sold on by greedy bastard developers (The Marquee) or swallowed up by compulsory purchase (The Astoria). Good to see some old places re-opened, like The Scala, The Troxy and the Brixton Electric (formerly The Fridge and The Ace). But there are getting to be fewer and fewer places in London to see bands. Even The 12 Bar is under threat of the developer's wrecking ball.

It's getting like New York here and not in a good way, either  >:(
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 07, 2011, 08:41:23 PM
Walter and Billy reunited for Chinese Rocks in London last week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6CjsKZ36O8
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 16, 2011, 03:01:11 PM
Saw an unusually good Fall gig at The Junction, Cambridge last night.

75 mins long (rare for Smith nowadays) and a really good feel to the stage dynamics for a change.

Encore of 'Reformation' and 'Sparta FC' particularly energetic and tight.

More than made up for the slight disappointment of the Cardiff gig and I'm really looking forward to next week's gig at The O2 (even though it clashes with Gaye's show on the same night).
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: claret999 on November 16, 2011, 07:54:58 PM
Going to see The Damned Sat night at Manchester Achademy 1  doing Damned Damned Damned and the Black Album, report to follow Sunday.
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Post by: Fred21 on November 17, 2011, 12:58:10 PM
Hope you have a great time Chris - I had to miss the Nottingham show, so I'm looking forward to your review...

Did you make it Alan?
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on November 17, 2011, 02:06:54 PM
Sadly no..... business is a little slow and I'm going to Earthbound so thought I'd better show restraint...
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 17, 2011, 09:56:22 PM
Very wise - over to Chris for his review then please!
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: claret999 on November 17, 2011, 10:42:41 PM
Will do
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: claret999 on November 20, 2011, 09:03:16 PM
The Damned on tip top form at Manchester Academy 1 last night, brilliant gig. Got there at 8-30 Damned on stage at 9pm so don`t even know if there was any support, wasn`t too bothered either.
Have seen them about 5 times in Academy 2 which is next door and about half the size but always been full, but I was not optimistic that they could fill this venue- wrong, it was packed out so needless to say the atmosphere was brilliant.They did Damned Damned Damned in full exept Stab your back which Rat wrote, so relations with him must still be very sour. Ten min break (mainly for Captain to get out of his pink and yellow womble suite) and we got The Black album in it`s entirety. This was a different Damned gig altogether for me because in total there must have been at least 12 songs I`ve never heard them do live before. Encores were Disco Man, History of The World, Eloise and Smash it up parts 1 & 2. There were 5 of us went from work with only one lad who had not seen them before and he was still buzzing about what he had seen all day today!
We got altogether two hours of a band right at the top of their game with a faultless performance and a cracking atmosphere. Another thing of note is Captain`s Guitar playing just seems to get better and better every time I see them- great night.
Claret.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 21, 2011, 12:12:32 PM
Thanks for your report, sounds good!  8)

They did Damned Damned Damned in full exept Stab your back which Rat wrote, so relations with him must still be very sour.

Not really. Captain claims 2 newer members forgot to rehearse that song (you know, it's very complex, so they couldn't learn it in rehearsals...lol)!
I posted an interview link here not long ago:
http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=6252.msg60489#new
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Was it ever talked about perhaps having Brian and Rat back in to play the part of the set when you do the first album?
 
Well for a one off festival, but you have to respect the current line up for one thing.  If you replaced them with others then they'd rightly be a bit pissed off or unhappy you know?  The other thing is much as I respect Brian and Rat and I really do respect them, because working with those two changed my life and it got me out of being a cleaner.  I've got a lot of respect and time for the guys but the thing is you'd only ever play the first bit of material if you were working with Brian because he won't play anyone else's songs

Doesn't sound like things are too bad.  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2011, 03:49:03 PM
Many thanks for the report Chris and I'm glad it was good.

If they do all of The Black Album, didn't Rat write parts of it like Drinking About My Baby? Over to you guys for the answer!
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Post by: Uli on November 21, 2011, 04:04:02 PM
Of course he did, apparently he co-wrote Wait for the blackout, Sick of this & that and others...
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Post by: Rockula on November 21, 2011, 04:30:47 PM
I've just got back from driving The Members w. Rat Scabies to a couple of shows 'up North'. The first was at Hebden Bridge 'The Hole In T'Wall'. A good gig and a fair turnout considering it was Friday night and half the town had gone to Manchester to see The Damned gig you've just mentioned and another lot had gone to Leeds to see UK Subs and Motorhead. That's what I call 'unfortunate timing'. ;D
 The show itself was well recieved and everyone had a great time until about mid-night when some Chav had an arguement with his girlfriend and threw his shoe through the front window of the pub. I've suggested a name change to 'The Hole In T'Window'.

 After the gig we went to another local pub with a very loose grasp of licencing laws and we had the choice of about 30 real ales until we left at 4a.m. for a wibbly-wobbly walk back to the house where we were staying.

 Hebden Bridge is a lovely little Yorkshire town and we spent the morning drinking copious amounts of strong coffee and visiting the nearby ruins of a medieval church.

 We then spent all Saturday driving over The Dales and The Moors visiting ancient monuments and eating fresh pork pies. Like you do. It was great fun on the scenic route until it got dark. Then it was scary.

Saturday's gig was at The Three Tuns in Gateshead. Another fair turnout and a lively, friendly Geordie crowd. The three guys are really coming together as a tight unit and every gig gets better. Some more of the old songs are creeping into the set like 'Rat Up A Drainpipe' and 'Handling The Big Jets' as well as the new songs due on the forthcoming album. A nice mix of old and new.
 Incidentally, it's the pub that TV & The Valentines are playing in December. I would suggest warm clothing. Despite the recent trend of mild weather I'd say it'll be a mite 'nippy' next month. I could see Newcastle from the pub. Actually the closest I've ever got to actually going there. ;D
 I was also shown a copy of the local newspaper where TV's gig is being advertised as 'The Adverts', not TV & The Valentines or even something like 'TV & The NEW Adverts'. But simply as 'The Adverts'. I wish....

 Then we drove straight back. The 5 hour journey took 8 hours due to extreme fog and, at times, virtually zero visibility. I eventually got home at 10am yesterday and I woke up about an hour ago.

PS. With regard to Rat's input into 'The Black Album' he says it was a fully collaborative effort with music and lyrics from all involved. He wrote all of the music to 'Wait For The Blackout' and the lyrics to that song were based on some supplied by Billy Karloff with some 'tweaks' from the band.
 'Hit Or Miss' was written by Paul Gray whilst he was still in Eddie & The Hotrods and they actually recorded it BEFORE The Damned but only as a demo.
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Post by: Uli on November 21, 2011, 07:15:02 PM
Great report, Rockula!  :)

... threw his shoe through the front window of the pub. I've suggested a name change to 'The Hole In T'Window'.

 ;D

Btw, is the Members album due before the tour of 2012?

He wrote all of the music to 'Wait For The Blackout' and the lyrics to that song were based on some supplied by Billy Karloff with some 'tweaks' from the band.

Yeah, that's what I heard as well.
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Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
So, why no Stab Yor Back then?

They could at least have played SingaLongaScabies!
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Post by: Rockula on November 21, 2011, 09:51:26 PM
So, why no Stab Yor Back then?

They could at least have played SingaLongaScabies!

Despite various comments and suggestions on the different forums there is still no 'serious' answer to this. But as it's the only track on the album written entirely by Rat I still have my suspicions that it's down to certain 'inter-personal' disagreements.
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Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2011, 10:17:17 PM
So, a bit of back stabbing then?
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Post by: Rockula on November 21, 2011, 11:01:02 PM
So, a bit of back stabbing then?

Precisely. ;)
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Post by: GJ on November 23, 2011, 01:36:17 PM
2 Vibrators gigs for me last week and 2 more excellent performances. Friday was Glasgow with it's usual low turnout- about 30 paying customers. A disgrace given the size of the place but I've been going to gigs there for years and it's always the same. Wire were playing next door though.
Saturday we had a nice day in Edinburgh, lovely place, great pubs and another brilliant gig at the Citrus club. Good turnout this time- about 80- and the band went down a storm. Zappa's son was playing round the corner so no competition. They're playing as well as I can remember at the moment, great song selection too.
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Post by: GJ on December 08, 2011, 03:06:24 PM
Saw Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby (his Mrs.) in York last week along with about 30 other people. Rezillos in Stockton tomorrow which is a sell out.
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Post by: Alan on December 08, 2011, 03:37:22 PM
Was Wreckless any good? I was going to go to the Leicester gig but couldn't summon the energy!
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Post by: GJ on December 10, 2011, 01:48:28 AM
Was Wreckless any good? I was going to go to the Leicester gig but couldn't summon the energy!
Eric and Amy were very good. But not as good as The Rezillos who I saw tonight in Stockton. A fantastic gig. Jock is in for a treat next week in Dundee. And how come Faye hasn't changed much in 33 years! She looked gorgeous.
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Post by: Alan on December 12, 2011, 05:18:20 PM
Off to see Ginger (Wildhearts) in Norwich tonight - no gigs for ages and then suddenly I'm deluged
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Post by: Tj on December 13, 2011, 11:51:58 AM
Err Cyanide Pills. ;)
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Post by: Uli on January 13, 2012, 05:49:19 PM
The Walkabouts tonight in Geislingen
Seen them before at the same place (Raetsche), nice club, a great live band, should be good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4--K2tFsTkY
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Post by: Nick on January 13, 2012, 07:08:35 PM
They sound good. Must admit that I have not heard of them before. Hope you have a great night  :)
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Post by: Uli on January 14, 2012, 11:09:50 AM
They sound good. Must admit that I have not heard of them before. Hope you have a great night  :)

I think they're much more well known in Germany than in UK or US. They had a big hit here in 1996 with "The Light Will Stay On". (Luckily, I'd managed to see them for the first time before this big hit, back in 1994.)
Of course they play their quiet songs too at gigs, but some songs sound more rocking live (in Neil Young-style, I'd say)! Good sound, great band.  8)
It was a great night, I met old mates I hadn't seen in years.
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 15, 2012, 11:12:57 AM
The Lurkers + The Phobics at The New Cross Inn Sat 28th

Also, 53rd & 3rd + The Griswalds at The Birds Nest, Deptford next Sunday.

Nothing like a bit of punk rock to quicken up the blood :)
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Post by: Fred21 on February 10, 2012, 04:02:00 PM
Billy Connolly tonight.
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Post by: Rockula on February 10, 2012, 06:15:52 PM
Billy Connolly tonight.

Excellent! But you'd better gag any hecklers real quick or it'll be a short show. ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on February 11, 2012, 05:28:36 PM
No signs of any heckling last night. Fourth time I've seen Billy live and he was bang on form. 2 hours and 20 minutes with no interval. I liked his reference to this t shirt:

http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/product_view.aspx?pid=3687

My throat and ribs are still sore from laughing so much.
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Post by: Fred21 on February 12, 2012, 06:02:15 PM
Quite liked this one too:

http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/product_view.aspx?pid=3982
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Post by: Alan on February 28, 2012, 12:31:14 PM
Hopefully should catch Punk's Not Dad for the first time on Saturday in Leicester.
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Post by: Rockula on February 28, 2012, 03:20:44 PM
Apart from the obvious bunch of Members/Scabies gigs my diary for live dates is a bit thin at the moment.

I'll be popping up to Ipswich in April to see East Town Pirates (and 'celebrate' my 50th) and there's the Buzzcocks at Brixton in May but I really need to get more sorted.
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Post by: Uli on February 28, 2012, 05:18:53 PM
It all depends on time & money, so maybe I'll get to see Roman Wreden, The Waterboys, The Stranglers (April) and Eddie & The Hotrods (May).  :-\
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Post by: Alan on April 30, 2012, 10:27:21 AM
Just agreed to see 999, Roddy Radiation and the Grit in London on Sunday night, apparently 999's 35th anniversary show so I am hoping they have changed their set list a little...

Then after that it's teh Buzzcocks also in London on the 26th; just need to get some work now to pay for them!
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Post by: Rockula on May 01, 2012, 03:36:38 PM
Just agreed to see 999, Roddy Radiation and the Grit in London on Sunday night, apparently 999's 35th anniversary show so I am hoping they have changed their set list a little...

Then after that it's teh Buzzcocks also in London on the 26th; just need to get some work now to pay for them!

Saw that Garage gig advertised a few months back. Love to go but otherwise engaged on Sunday.

However, there appears to be a lot of us heading down to the Buzzcocks gig so I reckon a meet up in a pub before is likely. ;D
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Post by: Alan on May 01, 2012, 04:20:56 PM
A pub sounds like a decent idea - I'll be with Fred and my son, Chris.
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Post by: PhilC on May 10, 2012, 08:02:06 PM
Next gig for me is John Cooper Clarke at the Leamington Spa Assembly tomorrow (11 May)...

Followed by Buzzcocks on the 26th...

Then Adam Ant in Dartford on 15 July!
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Post by: Rockula on May 11, 2012, 03:37:12 PM
The Members 19th May at Brussels Basketball Stadium, Belgium (I'm doing the driving).
Buzzcocks 26th May at Brixton (I'll see a lot of you guys there).
The March Violets 16th June in London (Old Goth band friends of mine).
T.V. Smith 22nd June down Southend way. ;D
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Post by: Uli on May 12, 2012, 01:26:54 PM
Maybe Rich Hopkins & Luminarios next week, probably Eddie & the Hotrods late May.

The Members 19th May at Brussels Basketball Stadium, Belgium

Finally heading towards stadium rock!  ;D
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Post by: Tj on May 13, 2012, 04:58:07 PM
I always find this a bit tricky as the only artist I go to see live these days is "other than..." :-[ ::)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 14, 2012, 07:59:11 PM
Saw The Fall again (80-odd times now - should know better) last Friday.

Enjoyed the performance, even though there is a lack of new material. Smith seemed to be quite happy, although I keep hearing rumours that he is not in the best of health. Dunno what's supposed to be wrong with him, mind. Daresay he'll carry on until he drops. He's no quitter.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 20, 2012, 06:18:21 PM
Elvis Costello last night - good stuff as usual, but I would have rather have a straightforward gig than the silly spin-the-wheel gimick.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on May 21, 2012, 12:38:16 PM
Sorry but....   Jools Holland in Canterbury on Wednesday..  then nothing till York
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 30, 2012, 04:21:38 PM
Bob Mould at Shepherds Bush on Friday. He's doing the 'Copper Blue' album.

I used to have a Sugar t-shirt with 'Copper Blue' on the front. Got rid of it when it became a bit too figure-hugging... :-[
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Post by: Nick on May 30, 2012, 04:48:33 PM
I always find this a bit tricky as the only artist I go to see live these days is "other than..." :-[ ::)

Same here. Punk by the Sea my next gig where I hope to see TV again.  :)
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Post by: Uli on May 30, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
Bob Mould at Shepherds Bush on Friday. He's doing the 'Copper Blue' album.

Now you bring back some memories! Must dig out my old cd soon...
I saw Sugar live at a festival in Finsbury Park in '93.  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 31, 2012, 12:27:43 AM
Bob Mould at Shepherds Bush on Friday. He's doing the 'Copper Blue' album.

Now you bring back some memories! Must dig out my old cd soon...
I saw Sugar live at a festival in Finsbury Park in '93.  8)
I dug out my old vinyl copy and played it tonight. Reminded me of happy times.

Also how tight that t-shirt got before I had to donate  it to the charity clothing shop...
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Post by: Tj on June 02, 2012, 12:45:54 AM
I'm a one act man these days. Although I may watch the support bands in York. Especially The Tap and The Pivni. ;D [color/]
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Post by: GJ on June 02, 2012, 12:44:53 PM
Punilux at Fibbers, York tonight. Unfortunate clash with The Vibrators in Gateshead but Punilux don't come around too often.
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Post by: Alan on June 03, 2012, 09:06:19 AM
Iwould love to have madfe it up to York for this one - let me know how they were as I think they are launching their new album.....
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Post by: Tj on June 03, 2012, 12:54:38 PM
Finally going to see someone who isn't TV...

Ian Hunter in Harrogate in October.
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Post by: Rockula on June 03, 2012, 02:35:35 PM
Tonight it'll be The Jetsonics and The Members in Ruislip.
Tomorrow it's TV Smith in Ipswich. ;D
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Post by: GJ on June 03, 2012, 06:58:13 PM
Iwould love to have madfe it up to York for this one - let me know how they were as I think they are launching their new album.....

Punilux were excellent-as good as Blackpool 2 years ago. They have an EP iut called 5 which is good too. Bit pricey to get in-£16, but worth it. Decent turnout of around 60.
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Post by: Rockula on June 05, 2012, 03:44:49 PM
Scabies & James (and Texas Terri),
Thursday,
100 Club. ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on June 05, 2012, 03:59:45 PM
That should be a CRACKER Rockula! Wish I could make that one.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 05, 2012, 11:46:57 PM
...oh, and a review please on Friday!
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Post by: Rockula on June 06, 2012, 12:07:33 PM
...oh, and a review please on Friday!

Or maybe Saturday depending on my physical and mental state. :)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 06, 2012, 01:26:15 PM
We who'll have to wait?
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Post by: GJ on June 19, 2012, 12:16:08 PM
I went to the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds last sat fro the 1st time. Excellent venue and The Rezillos were as brilliant as usual. I saw that The Furs are playing there on 7 July so I'll be back. I guess that means they're touring too so keep an eye out.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2012, 01:42:49 PM
How was Scabies/James Ken?
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Post by: Rockula on June 19, 2012, 02:55:29 PM
How was Scabies/James Ken?

Sorry Fred. Thought I'd posted this here but I'd only posted it on the Damned Forum. Anyway, copied from there....

''Firstly, we enjoyed the sleazy punk 'n' roll of support bands The Gasoline Queens (Hello Dave Renogade, ex-The Duel) and Shotglass Killers although it was all a bit 'Dogs D'Amour' which ain't really my kind of thing. They, and DJ Jeff Munday, did a good job of warming us up. As did a few ales down The Ship.

There was a fair sized crowd but not a sell-out gig so not so packed you couldn't get to the bars. Which was nice. And there were a lot of the 'faces' from the '77 era along to give support to thier old mates (inc. TV Smith, Gaye Black, Kermit, Tony James, Leigh Heggarty...)

The Scabies & James set I thought was excellent despite a couple of drawbacks. The biggest drawback was that the bass player, Austin Flatpig, was only intermittently good and, as previously said, cocked up a fair few bass-lines. Condidering that there were at least six other well known bass players in the audience it was quite a topic of conversation. He also had his amp up too loud and I found I couldn't hear Rat's drums clearly from stage left. So I went stage right and it was far better. But I was quite suprised that the overall volume seemed quite low. I expected the usual 'wall-of-noise' to be coming out of Brian's amp but it didn't happen. Don't know if the 100 Club has a volume policy or inhibitors but my wife (Xa), who usually brings her earplugs, didn't need them. She was quite happy about that. Or maybe we've just got deaf in our old age.

All-in-all, the main guys reproduced exactly what you wanted to hear. They're still as tight playing together as they ever were. It's like telepathy with those two. I detected little difference or weakness compared to the way they played this stuff 'back then'. Terri realy nailed the songs in a way that made anybody planning to compare her style to DV's totally redundant. She was excellent but different. And she certainly knows how to 'own' a stage. Great frontwoman. I think it bodes well for the other shows and the Japan dates should be crackers, assuming the 'bass' problem is resolved. Wish I had the money to fly out for those ones.

But I will definitely be going along to the 27th July show at The Retro.''

And further to that it appears the Japan dates were a success and Terri did herself proud.

My next show is The Members / Rat in Pontypool, Wales on Friday.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2012, 03:53:33 PM
Nice one matey - sounds like a good 'un and I'm very glad you both enjoyed it.

I want to see them now...
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Post by: Nick on June 19, 2012, 04:00:17 PM
After their two brilliant performances at Punk By The sea I plan to go see Avondale 45 again at the Fat Fox, Southsea on 4th july.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2012, 04:12:13 PM
They've always been good when I've seen them. They're at Rebellion too this year.
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Post by: Uli on June 19, 2012, 05:33:53 PM
Next up probably The Nerves + The Bellrays (Stuttgart).  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 19, 2012, 06:30:59 PM
Next up probably The Nerves + The Bellrays (Stuttgart).  8)
Wish The Bellrays would play here a bit more often but don't blame them for not doing so.

Every time they play here, I get the feeling they are not looked after very well by either promoter, venue or, more unforgivably, the crowds.

Great band
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Post by: Uli on June 19, 2012, 06:59:24 PM
Thanks slaughterboy, I heard their name so often, but never managed to catch one of the gigs... Got to admit I go mainly to see The Nerves (and pay their guitarist for sending me their latest cd), but it's a great opportunity to catch 2 bands at once.  :)
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Post by: Rockula on June 19, 2012, 07:36:37 PM
Next up probably The Nerves + The Bellrays (Stuttgart).  8)

Love The Bellrays but I've never seen them live. One day I must rectify that.
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Post by: Uli on June 20, 2012, 09:30:24 AM
Love The Bellrays but I've never seen them live. One day I must rectify that.

I hope to do so tonight! Will let you know how I liked them (and the new version of The (german) Nerves).
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Post by: Uli on June 21, 2012, 10:53:53 AM
Good gig last night. The Nerves rocked the house first. Played their new album, which sounded great live (good job from the man on the mixing desk btw). The new girl singer has an incredible haircut (huge mohawk) and a good voice (plus other talents, incl. singing 2 songs in Japanese!).  8)
This is a video from their show at the same place last year (sorry it's a bit dark):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-xgmDxfu4k
Pic now available:
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/182302_417080778342386_1459774488_n.jpg)

The Bellrays were very good as well. Especially on the faster rocking tracks the band was incredibly tight, like a well-oiled engine! Singer has a great voice too. However they were much better when they rocked hard (in 60's punk style), the more soul/funk inspired songs were a bit lost on me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmiG0RUaoR4&feature=related
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Post by: Fred21 on June 24, 2012, 10:59:43 PM
Not a band, but a place I visited today. I loved it on my last visit in 1977 too:

http://www.hellfirecaves.co.uk/
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Post by: Uli on July 17, 2012, 03:42:06 PM
The Walkabouts: after their break of nearly six years, I am going to see them for the 2nd time this year.  8)
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Post by: Rockula on July 17, 2012, 06:47:35 PM
The Wolfhounds. Thursday. Camden.
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Post by: Uli on July 18, 2012, 10:33:02 AM
Walkabouts were great again, certainly one of the best live bands I've had the pleasure to hear/see.  8)

2 examples from current tour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItGIqxC2f0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz_FkS1_N7o
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 22, 2012, 01:38:26 AM
Went to see Chelsea at The 100 Club tonight...and bumped into Fleags :)
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Post by: GJ on July 22, 2012, 07:01:12 PM
What were Chelsea like?
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 22, 2012, 11:15:06 PM
What were Chelsea like?
Really good - far better than I'd been expecting. Gene was in great form and the 100 Club was about three quarters full, which is the best I've seen in quite a while. Great to see the gig so well attended :)
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Post by: Tj on July 24, 2012, 02:51:49 PM
TV Smith and Ian Hunter.

...Sadly not on stage together.
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Post by: slaughterboy on September 13, 2012, 05:26:54 PM
At late notice, Penetration tonight in Surrey's own Kingston-Upon-Thames.

Apparently, I'm on the guest list. Dunno how that has happened, unless I've been mistaken for some other Slaughter. Just hope I get in before they spot the difference  ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on September 14, 2012, 08:27:26 AM
At late notice, Penetration tonight in Surrey's own Kingston-Upon-Thames.

Apparently, I'm on the guest list. Dunno how that has happened, unless I've been mistaken for some other Slaughter. Just hope I get in before they spot the difference  ;)

Turns out I knew one of the guitarists.

And I bumped into Fleags  :)

Great gig.
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Post by: GJ on September 15, 2012, 12:39:28 AM
Great gig tonight at the Brudenell in Leeds-the (not quite) original Sham 69. Pursey on top form along with Parsons and Tregana and we were treated to loads of old stuff- 'I Don't Wanna' 'Ulster' 'What've We Got' 'George Davis Is Innocent' 'Rip off' as well as the obvious ones. And if that wasn't enough, the excellent Chelsea were supporting and they played loads of old Fall stuff in between bands. Handpull Kirkstall beers too!
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Post by: Uli on September 21, 2012, 05:19:04 PM
Next up: Roman Wreden at Kulturfahrschule Ulm:
http://www.kulturfahrschule.de/programm.html

He describes his music as some kind of "indie folk with a pinch of pop".
http://romanwreden.de/index.php?rw_wayfarers
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Post by: Tj on October 23, 2012, 01:13:03 PM
Finally saw another act other than TV last night.

Sparks swiftly reminded me why they are my all time favourite band in the world ever. 8)

Of course the Mael brothers are still in their baby 60's. :-\


...Bring on Ian Hunter on Thursday (all 72 yeras of him). :o
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Post by: Rockula on October 23, 2012, 02:36:18 PM
Next is 'The Members' French/Italian tour from 7th to 14th November.

Then I've a date to see 'Sunday Driver' and 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing'. My favourite two 'Steampunk' bands on the same show on 16th November.

After that it's the TV gig in Southend.

And I've just bought tickets to see The Idiot Bastard Band' (Ade Edmonson, Phill Jupitus, Neil Innes & Roland Rivron) on 2nd December in Islington.

After that it's probably a rare gig by 'Red Flag 77' in Ipswich on 21st December.

Then I'll wrap myself in newspaper and hibernate in a cardboard box 'til Spring. ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 23, 2012, 11:23:39 PM
Going to see The Heavy Metal Kids play a 40th anniversary gig on Nov 10th in Merton and will view The Fall in Hove and Islington 4-6th Dec
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Post by: Alan on October 24, 2012, 08:40:10 AM
Not much in my diary BUT I'm seeing Frank Turner in Nottingham on the 11th November, I'm toying with the Damned in Bedford on the 4th December, and I have tickets for the 100 Club Strummer 2-dayer 22-23rd December (which includes TV of course!). Also a small possibility of catching Hazel O'Connor in Gorleston this weekend and I'm keen to catch Duncan Reid and his new band who happen to be playing with TV in November....
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Post by: Uli on October 24, 2012, 10:18:30 AM
Lambchop (next week)
http://youtu.be/R38hZJx4Q6Q

And a "Renaissance Festival" in Reutlingen.

Maybe later: Anne Clark, Phillip Boa (?)...
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 27, 2012, 12:06:20 PM
I went to see a Mozart concert last night..  yup really.  Others got a bit annoyed by me singing along..

Actually it was an "ensemble" known as MozART, and they come from Poland.  They play his music to a VERY different tune, sometimes playing the violins one-handed and also play each others instruments while they are holding them..

Very good and wouls dee them again..

See us TUTS can be sophisticated (what, what!)
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Post by: Tj on October 28, 2012, 05:21:03 PM
Watched THE MAN who wrote THE tour diary Ian Hunter on Thursday night. My mate Rob who's been wacthing Hunter anf Mott The Hoople gigs with me since March 1975 thought it was Hunters best show to date.

Amazing how a re-union and a popular documentary has boosted his legend status and ticket sales.

WE WHO WAIT. 
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Post by: Mrs Fleagle on October 29, 2012, 06:13:47 PM
On Saturday I went to see Fleagles band Stone Heroes first gig, and without being bias they were rather good  ;D

Mrs Fleagle  ::)
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Post by: Uli on October 30, 2012, 12:45:47 PM
Snippets from their rehearsals were indeed quite good, Mrs F!  :)
I was going to say the drummer is crap, but even he is good.  ;D
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Post by: Tj on November 02, 2012, 11:25:41 PM
Fleagle ROCKS!
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Post by: Uli on November 03, 2012, 01:53:43 PM
He does indeed:
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/409179_216894651777542_307013116_n.jpg)
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Post by: Tj on November 09, 2012, 10:43:44 PM
Whilst my official favourite band in the world ever were awesome in Mancjester (and I jave the statistics to prrove it EKTaff) I have to say that The Hunter blew them away I saw HunterRonson in Leeds in March 1975 and Rob said this was Hunters best gig ever.

So here's three words I thougjht I'd never say...

Harrogate YOU ROCK!.
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 14, 2012, 02:57:16 PM
Going to see The Heavy Metal Kids play a 40th anniversary gig on Nov 10th in Merton...

Did so. HMK were good, not exactly my cup of rosie, but The Phobics were excellent in support and John & Sophie (of this parish) were there, so a good time was had. Ish. Think I did some disco dancing after HMK wandered off. I'll find out at the next Phobics gig, which I'll also attend (probably John & Sophie, too) at The Borderline on Sat 24th, supporting Menace and Sham 69.

Doubt I'll stay much after the Phobics as, much as I like Menace, I have little to say for some of their fans. Other than words like 'Racists', 'Fascists' and 'Fuckers'. The band themselves are great, having nothing whatsoever to do with this small percentage of their fans and, in fact, Noel Martin actually took some of these idiots to task last time I saw them and got the door staff to throw them out. Fair dues to Noel. I'd have to be persuaded financially to stay for Sham, though.
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Post by: Tj on November 15, 2012, 12:50:11 PM
Just booked tickets for The Legend called Ian Hunter at Leeds City Varieties in March.

Smit's trying to persude me to see TV in Peterborough next month.
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Post by: Uli on November 18, 2012, 08:50:13 PM
Next: Anne Clark. Must be 10 years ago when I last saw her. Not the biggest fan and she hadn't released any albums between '98 and 2008, but sometimes I enjoy her stuff (she doesn't really sing, it's more like speaking poems set to music).
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Post by: Rockula on November 19, 2012, 06:36:11 PM
Other than TV next Friday in Southend my next gig will be to the Barfly in Camden on 8th December to see 'White Cowbell Oklahoma'. Saw them supporting The Members in Torino and they are very entertaining.
 They do a crazy and 'ironic' take on 'Southern Rock' with the addition of flame throwing and chainsaws, wear big cowboy hats, talk in fake Southern drawl and all have names like 'Chuck' and other 'red-neck' pseudonyms.
 This despite the fact that they're all actually from Toronto, Ontario in Canada, and one of them's actually a girl.  ;D

And, yes, the band name is an obvious play on 'Black Oak Arkansas'.

I've got to try and source a small chainsaw for the band as they can't transport them from country to country. Don't suppose anyone here has one just lying about?
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Post by: Uli on November 20, 2012, 11:05:45 AM
Anne Clark was very enjoyable, old stuff had been re-arranged in a good way for the current live band. Newer numbers sounded great as well.

Other than TV next Friday in Southend my next gig will be to the Barfly in Camden on 8th December to see 'White Cowbell Oklahoma'. Saw them supporting The Members in Torino and they are very entertaining.

Saw they had some german tourdates, but nothing close to me.  :(
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 05, 2012, 11:47:35 PM
Going to see The Fall in Hove 4th Dec...
Did just that. They were as good as ever :)
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Post by: GJ on December 06, 2012, 07:53:04 AM
Rancid in Leeds tonight after their amazing performance at Rebellion. Last week I went to 3 excellent but appallingly attended Vibrators gigs, plus The Raveonettes.
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Post by: Rockula on December 06, 2012, 01:25:00 PM
Saturday it's 'White Cowbell Oklahoma' in Camden.
On the 21st it's 'Red Flag 77' in Ipswich.
On the 28th I'm going to 'The Members' (supported by 'The Pukes') at The Borderline.
5th January it's 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' free show in Camden.
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Post by: Alan on December 06, 2012, 04:05:35 PM
Did you get your handy sized Chainsaw?
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Post by: Rockula on December 06, 2012, 08:34:38 PM
Did you get your handy sized Chainsaw?

I believe 'someone' sourced one. Can't say who as the performance may not be 'entirely' legal in the 'health & safety' sense.  ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 07, 2012, 01:33:51 AM
5th January it's 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' free show in Camden.

Saw them for the first time at Gaye's art show last week, Ken.

Good fun, ain't they just :)

Always suspected Jesus wuz a Cockney ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 07, 2012, 01:40:35 AM
Going to see The Fall in Islington 6th Dec
Did just that.

Nice venue.

Top band :)
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Post by: GJ on December 07, 2012, 07:59:25 AM
Leeds Academy packed last night for Rancid with over a thousand punks who strangely disappear whenever there's a UK punk band in town. Great gig though but as soon as you get a good spot up go hundreds of hands holding digital cameras. Tossers. Youtube is great but has a lot to answer for. The awful GBH were supporting.
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Post by: Rockula on December 07, 2012, 02:19:03 PM
5th January it's 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' free show in Camden.

Saw them for the first time at Gaye's art show last week, Ken.

Good fun, ain't they just :)

Always suspected Jesus wuz a Cockney ;)

They're right up there in my favourites. I had to miss Gaye's art show due to 'real life' getting in the way but I'm not missing the Camden show. I think Gaye's planning to go as well. And, by the way, Andrew (guitarist/vocals/tranny metal comedian) was on Never Mind The Buzzcocks last week. ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 07, 2012, 05:02:52 PM
5th January it's 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' free show in Camden.

Saw them for the first time at Gaye's art show last week, Ken.

Good fun, ain't they just :)

Always suspected Jesus wuz a Cockney ;)

They're right up there in my favourites. I had to miss Gaye's art show due to 'real life' getting in the way but I'm not missing the Camden show. I think Gaye's planning to go as well. And, by the way, Andrew (guitarist/vocals/tranny metal comedian) was on Never Mind The Buzzcocks last week. ;D

Thanks Ken. Rarely watch Buzzcocks so missed Andrew's appearance, but may make Camden show next month  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 07, 2012, 07:58:29 PM
Was just looking at another site when I found this:

Quote
Four weeks ago tomorrow I had the pleasure of seeing TV Smith in York. For a guy on his own, with nothing much more than a mic and an electro-acoustic guitar, he can't half knock out a good tune or twenty. I might not have agreed with everything he said between his songs - he being of the old school, and giving it plenty of chat between most of his songs - and I also might not have sympathised with the point of every one of his songs, but I left the gig a more than happy punter.

As it was on a site for fans of another band going to see 'other' acts, I thought it deserved a mention here
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Post by: Alan on December 07, 2012, 08:15:02 PM
So what site was that Slaughter you Defector!
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 08, 2012, 06:07:48 PM
So what site was that Slaughter you Defector!
The Fall - my 'significant other'  ;)
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Post by: Alan on December 30, 2012, 11:05:18 PM
Saw the Subtitles last night who were mighty fine (although I maybe biased!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tt3sDBwzsI

Just received a great review on an American web-site too: http://www.podunkradio.com/2012/12/the-subtitles-i-am-animal-ep-released.html

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Post by: Alan on January 30, 2013, 02:26:16 PM
Busy weekend - the Subtitles  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tt3sDBwzsI in Leicester Friday night followed by Stare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mb1M_75Pqc in Gorleston-on-Sea on the Saturday.

Should be good!
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Post by: Alan on February 02, 2013, 11:13:34 AM
Well Subtitles were great last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXO8Jg9jfnA

And good to see Fred in attendance and catch up too!

Now off to Gorleston for Stare, and then it's 999 in Stamford on Friday...
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Post by: Alan on February 09, 2013, 12:26:21 PM
Can't believe how good 999 were last night at a sold out venue in Stamford - almost missed it as I didn't have a ticket but managed to get in eventually and 999 were really on fire and their set list has had a bit of an update; I had never heard Absolution live before and it was good to hear Lil' Red Riding Hood once more!

This venue - the Voodoo Lounge in Mama Liz's in Stamford - has a capacity of 125 and has a real good feel and a decent sound perhaps one for TV?! Certainly good for me and Smit, and not bad for Fred too....
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Post by: GJ on February 10, 2013, 03:09:11 PM
Glad you enjoyed 999 Alan, I'll be seeing them in Scotland in 3 weeks when they get back from Europe. I was at Leeds last night for Spizzenergi who had a completely new lineup )apart from the drummer) and rocked! Loads better than they were at Blackpool.
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Post by: Alan on February 11, 2013, 07:57:33 AM
Yep I saw that Spizz line up at the 100 Club just before Christmas - almost heavy metal but fun!
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Post by: Tj on March 05, 2013, 12:36:49 AM
Mikey Peters. My hero. ;D
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Post by: Alan on March 05, 2013, 07:49:49 PM
TJ I think my old hometown band Stare are supporting some of the Alarm dates....

Here's a clip of them complete with a dedication to me(!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPeownl7H3A
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Post by: GJ on March 05, 2013, 09:56:48 PM
After 4 999 gigs (Glasgow was crap as usual-has been for years) next for me is Culture in Newcastle and Bad Religion in New York.
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Post by: claret999 on March 06, 2013, 10:18:15 PM
The Stranglers end of this month in Manchester, more of a piss-up with the lads from work than a gig!
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 08, 2013, 07:04:16 PM
The Fall, May 17th at the Clapham Grand, as a Birthday 'treat', if watching MES stumble about a stage as if a tramp had wandered on by mistake can be called a 'treat'.

More of a 'threat', really! ;)
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Post by: Tj on March 09, 2013, 05:34:16 PM
I'm on the guest list for The Alarm tomorrow night.

That Mike Peters he's so giving. xxx
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Post by: grumpyinblack on March 10, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
saw The Stranglers in Lincoln Friday night and Leeds Saturday night, they are really on form, :) two cracking gigs! It certainly is the 'feel it live' tour
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Post by: Uli on March 11, 2013, 06:08:46 PM
One review from the "Feel It Live" tour:
http://louderthanwar.com/the-stranglers-liverpool-o2-academy-march-2013-live-review/
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Post by: Alan on March 12, 2013, 10:02:41 AM
Mike Peters was on BBC Breakfast this morning with Phil Daniels promoting their new movie. I'm no fan but Peters always comes across as a good bloke and the film sounds like fun!
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Post by: Tj on March 13, 2013, 01:51:33 PM
You'll like the film and Free Rock And Roll CD Alan. It's pure ,77 punk.

It was a great gig. They had the balls to move away from the own tribute band arena.
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Post by: Uli on March 13, 2013, 05:35:58 PM
I don't know... Back in the day we used to get lots of links as sources for info etc. Nowadays they just talk about films, but you have to go searching the web for any kind of detail...   :(

http://www.thealarm.com/archives/19624
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Post by: GJ on March 16, 2013, 12:35:20 AM
The Alarm have made a film? Might watch it on BBC4 in a couple of weeks.
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Post by: Alan on March 16, 2013, 10:02:29 AM
GJ it's not a documentary but a fictional story based on their experience of releasing a single fronted by young kids which made the charts a few years back - good cast and looks worth a look!
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Post by: claret999 on March 16, 2013, 12:57:10 PM
Stranglers in Manchester on the 30th, it`s turned out to be a bit of an annual works outing now- 6 of us going
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Post by: Alan on March 16, 2013, 08:45:15 PM
I've heard the stranglers are really good on this tour - plus they have the excellent Godfathers in support!
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Post by: Uli on March 21, 2013, 12:27:55 PM
Might go to see Hugo Race & the Fatalists tonight, not quite sure yet.  :-\
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Post by: Tj on March 23, 2013, 12:39:03 AM
Nect up is someone with the look and attitude of Gaye Advert fused with the passion and purpose of TV Smith.

...Hop down to Wakefield in May.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 28, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
Next for me is the new line up of The Vibrators next month. I saw Bad Religion in New York 2 days ago. Mr. Brett seems to have left again but they were very good. Huge turnout- 2-3,000 I'd guess. Support were The Bronx who are playing Rebellion this year. They were good but could do with a better singer.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on March 29, 2013, 06:11:39 PM
You globe trotter you! Incidently I noticed in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock that one of the Bad Religion guys was wearing a 999 shirt...

I'm looking forward to seeing the Bronx at Rebellion; they're one of the bands Chris introduced me to...
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 30, 2013, 01:12:22 AM
You globe trotter you! Incidently I noticed in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock that one of the Bad Religion guys was wearing a 999 shirt...

I'm looking forward to seeing the Bronx at Rebellion; they're one of the bands Chris introduced me to...
The same pic is on the Bad Religion site-Greg Hetson is wearing the 999 shirt, not a design I've seen before. I was surprised at how young the audience was, given BR have been going for 32 years. On the way out I heard someone complaining about seeing fans over 50 years old! We got talking to the couple next to us-'have you seen these guys before?' says the guy-yes, in London 20 years ago was my reply. 'I was 3 then' he says-but he knew all the words to songs from Against The Grain and Generator. Strange.
The night before we flew out of Manchester we went to see Culture at The Band on the Wall- now if only they got bands like that at Rebellion.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 30, 2013, 05:23:12 PM
AS my car has died it seems anybody I go to see will have to be within the London Tube area for a few months. No long journeys possible for me.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 01, 2013, 06:32:05 PM
Sorry to hear this. Hope the Members are gonna give you a car for their tourings...  ;)

Next up for me is Paul James Berry, received an invitation for a "private concert", should be a nice one.  8)
Downloaded some free tracks via his website, sounds quite good.
http://pauljamesberry.net/
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on April 01, 2013, 10:34:01 PM
That's a bummer Ken.... mind you good choice generally within the London Tube area particularly when compared to up here!

Mind you off to see the Subtitles on the 4th
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on April 02, 2013, 12:24:53 PM
Sorry to hear this. Hope the Members are gonna give you a car for their tourings...  ;)


Unlikely Uli. My tour driving is probably over. Anyway, if ATOS get their way, I'll not be able to afford to go out anywhere. :(
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 02, 2013, 01:02:13 PM
My tour driving is probably over. Anyway, if ATOS get their way, I'll not be able to afford to go out anywhere. :(

Sorry to hear this (again).  :(
What's ATOS? (Guess it's common in Britain, but I don't know what it means...)  :-[
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on April 02, 2013, 01:26:58 PM
My tour driving is probably over. Anyway, if ATOS get their way, I'll not be able to afford to go out anywhere. :(

Sorry to hear this (again).  :(
What's ATOS? (Guess it's common in Britain, but I don't know what it means...)  :-[

ATOS. Government funded plan to stop as many people as possible getting benefits, whether they need them or not. Apparently it's the poor and disabled that 'caused the banking crisis not the rich and the bankers.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 02, 2013, 02:37:09 PM
ATOS. Government funded plan to stop as many people as possible getting benefits, whether they need them or not.

Not nice.  :(

Apparently it's the poor and disabled that 'caused the banking crisis not the rich and the bankers.

Certainly they are the ones who suffer most from it. Billions go to bank helpings, while they cut down benefits & other things.  >:(
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on April 07, 2013, 09:31:59 PM
Really enjoyed the Subtitles t'other day - Chris is pretty good on the sticks these days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbQYKBrW5MY
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 08, 2013, 10:59:19 AM
Chris is pretty good on the sticks these days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbQYKBrW5MY

Not bad! Bit confusing though, as there are no "subtitles" in that video!  ;D
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 19, 2013, 06:17:37 PM
999 (tonight)!

The Lennons "unplugged" tomorrow night (probably)!
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 20, 2013, 01:59:08 PM
Can't believe how good 999 were last night
999 were really on fire ... it was good to hear Lil' Red Riding Hood...

Gotta say it was a good gig last night in Stuttgart (2nd date of the European tour), audience asked them for so many encores they had to play "Homicide" once more as they had done all they could. They really play with some energy & enthusiasm and that after 37 years of doing so.  :)
Met some nice people, most surprisingly I bumped into Pamp plus girlfriend near the merch desk. They had driven down from Munich to see 999. Cool. Arturo reacted in a similar way I did; when he saw him he exclaimed "what the fuck are you doing here?!".  :D
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on April 21, 2013, 03:52:33 PM
Still love 999, God knows how many times I've seen them now....

next gigs for me? The bloomin' Enid... not my thing but I've promised to give them a go...
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on April 21, 2013, 05:27:32 PM
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
Thee Faction
Reprisal

The Borderline on Saturday.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 27, 2013, 05:09:55 PM
The Phobics playing a benefit gig on Thursday at The Fiddlers Elbow in Camden for the hospice in Camden where The Ruts Paul Fox was cared for in his last days. A few familiar faces amongst the bands on show.

From The Phobics website:

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A few select Benefit shows and a tribute CD to raise money for the Michael Sobell House Charity have been organized in Paul’s memory.

Foxy was cared for at the Michael Sobell Hospice where he died of lung cancer in October 2007

The Bill-

EAT THIS  (good friends of FOXY'S including the original Manager of The Dirty Strangers, and the Simon Townsend bands amazing bass player

BACK TO ZERO (late seventies mod band which includes Leigh Heggarty from RUTS DC and THE PRICE, and TV Smith)

THE DUEL- Powerful & original female fronted Now Wave Punk Rock from London

THE PHOBICS - You know what we're about so I'll spare you the description

All monies raised go to The Michael Sobell House (Reg Charity 1079638).

http://www.foxyswebsite.com/shop.html for more info, to buy tickets the cd or an exclusive T shirt.

We'll be bringing our merch along too so come buy some vinyl, t shirts, or cd's while they last - See you there.

Finally, a big thanks to all of you who came to our last gig with TV Smith at the New Cross Inn - It was epic!

I'll be there
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 03, 2013, 11:14:28 AM
Had a great night last night and I think a good amount of money was raised.

The Phobics did their usual 100mph punk rock gunslinger set, but Leigh's band were exceptionally good. Lead guitar/singer who I recognised from another band (Rubella Ballet?) came up with a good line between numbers:
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"...We've released two albums, one in 1979 and one in 2013...we haven't done much since..."

and the rest of the band were great. I don't think they've got any gigs booked for a while yet, but they're well worth a look if they play anywhere near you.

Leigh's playing with TV at the next 12 Bar gig in June, so I'll see him there next.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: TV on May 03, 2013, 04:26:17 PM
Really?
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on May 03, 2013, 11:07:45 PM
...that is, unless I got me wires crossed last night!

Could've sworn that's what he said ???
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on May 03, 2013, 11:38:28 PM
...unless he was talking about going along to The Phobics gig at The 12 Bar in a few weeks time?

My hearing ain't what it was.

Eh?
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on May 15, 2013, 01:40:43 PM
Must see gig of the month: Fucked Up at The Electric Ballroom Thu 30th May
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on May 15, 2013, 09:01:42 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing Fucked Up again at Rebellion! In the meaantime its the Subtitles on 31st May in Leicester for me.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 15, 2013, 09:35:37 PM
I have absolutely ZERO shows lined up to go to. I can't remember the last time I was in this position. The car's busted so I'm a bit stuck unless the gigs are reachable by tube or bus.  :(
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Gabumon on May 15, 2013, 09:42:50 PM
Next is Ruhrpottrodeo in Hünxe, with UK Subs and other
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 16, 2013, 09:21:08 AM
Next for me is probably Long Distance Calling (May) and New Model Army (June).
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on May 17, 2013, 03:16:28 PM
As prev reported, The Fall, Clapham, tonight :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on May 31, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
Subtitles tonight in Leicester with Fred
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on May 31, 2013, 10:10:29 AM
Subtitles tonight in Leicester with Fred
Give my regards to Fred. After the mighty Fucked Up on monday, it's The Vibrators in Darlington tonight, then Edinburgh tomorrow where the 1st act may be worth watching too.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on June 01, 2013, 08:51:54 AM
Regards passed on GJ!

Now who am I going to seeing next?... nothing in my diary until Rebellion...
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 01, 2013, 08:15:03 PM
...After the mighty Fucked Up on monday...

Saw them at The Electric Ballroom on Thursday. Haven't stopped grinning since, they were so good. Opening act, Metz, were alright too.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on June 04, 2013, 10:12:42 PM
I just might have to pop down to Southend for 'The International Swingers' in July.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 05, 2013, 10:57:37 AM
The Manfreds for me & Mrs Taff and just booked for Alison Moyet in October.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 05, 2013, 02:33:33 PM
Mott The Hoople at the b*st*rd O2 (tO2 expensive and corporate by far) Mon 18th Nov.

They were so good at Hammersmith a couple of years ago, I'm going again  :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 09, 2013, 08:45:11 AM
Looks like I'm going to see Iggy& The Stooges at the RFH on Thursday :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on June 17, 2013, 12:41:58 PM
Saw the excellent Misty In Roots in Newcastle last night. PIL might be next in Manchester but I'm tempted by Danzig and Doyle.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 18, 2013, 02:38:12 PM
Elvis Costello in Canterbury on Sunday.  Better be good £69 a throw!!
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 21, 2013, 01:28:08 PM
Looks like I'm going to see Iggy& The Stooges at the RFH on Thursday :)

And I did.

Bumped into first Gaye, then Leigh, then, after the gig, Tim.

As for the gig - brilliant. The only things missing were those no longer with us, sadly.

And all the ticket has cost me is a donation to the hospice where Paul Fox was cared for.

Well worth it :)
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Post by: Rockula on June 21, 2013, 03:03:27 PM
I've just bought tickets for 'The Nomads' (Sweden) in October at The Pipeline, Middlesex Street, London.
Been waiting for a chance to see these guys for years.
https://www.facebook.com/events/250252885115417/

Apart from that I'm considering a little drive down to Ipswich for TV on Friday 28th June but it'd be a sober one 'cause I have to be up early on Saturday for a Maltese Culture Festival in Stepney.

Then there's my Canadian mates 'White Cowbell Oklahoma' (Mock Southern-rock...with chainsaws) playing Colchester on Friday July 19th and/or The Borderline on Saturday 20th.

I might pop along to see 'Chelsea' in Portobello Road on Friday 26th July. I hear they're sounding good these days.

But everything depends on my Dad's hospital date. He's got to have major surgery and whilst he's in I'll be staying down in Clacton with my Mum. So no gigs whenever that happens. Unless they are in Clacton. :)

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Post by: slaughterboy on June 23, 2013, 04:38:20 PM
Hmmm. Not seen The Nomads in many a year. May well go and see them again.

Meanwhile, bought tkts for QOTSA in Birmingham in November. No standing tkts left for Wembley.  Whatever you think of them,  they're not best seen sitting down.

Also, off to see The Phobics in Bath on Saturday. Coincides nicely with the start of our West Country holiday  :)
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Post by: EastKentTaff on June 24, 2013, 11:10:00 AM
Elvis Costello in Canterbury on Sunday.  Better be good £69 a throw!!

Bloody excellent...  2hrs 45 with no break and no support.
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Post by: GJ on June 29, 2013, 01:20:06 PM

I might pop along to see 'Chelsea' in Portobello Road on Friday 26th July. I hear they're sounding good these days.

But everything depends on my Dad's hospital date. He's got to have major surgery and whilst he's in I'll be staying down in Clacton with my Mum. So no gigs whenever that happens. Unless they are in Clacton. :)


Chelsea are as good as they've ever been. I saw PIL last night in Manchester- stunning gig.
Best wishes to your Dad.
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Post by: Uli on July 01, 2013, 01:41:36 PM
Calexico, maybe on Thursday (open air).
http://liveweb.arte.tv/de/video/Calexico_BerlinLive/
(viewable for 12 days)

They seem to have some taste, covering The Replacements, The Call & E. Costello on their new EP:
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This new five-song EP, out digitally 21 June and available in physical formats exclusively at the band’s merch table this summer, features alternate versions of "Maybe On Monday", along with cover versions of songs by The Replacements, Elvis Costello, and The Call. Yes, you read that right, The Call..
http://www.cityslang.com/news/60540/maybe-on-monday-ep-stream/
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 08, 2013, 09:24:31 AM
The Men That Cannot Be.... play Nottingham Doghouse on Thursday but the Subtitles play Leicester on Friday and not sure I can do both gigs..... decisions....
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 21, 2013, 02:45:02 PM
Went to see Duncan Reid at the 12 Bar last night.  Not keen on anything other than the Boys stuff to be honest.  Nice to bump into Steve Retroman,  though.

Spizz's daughter's band supported.  Not at all bad  :)
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Post by: Rockula on July 21, 2013, 02:58:49 PM
Last minute decision. Driving down to the Fiddler's Elbow (Camden) tonight for a bit of...

The Bears (the reformed Watford punks)
The Members (JC, Chris & Rat)
White Cowbell Oklahoma (Southern Rock from Canada...with chainsaw!)

Was going by Tube but it'll be hot and sweaty and getting home on a Sunday night would be a drag. So, orange juice and lemonade it is. :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 22, 2013, 09:59:41 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse tonight! Should be good, as they always perform with great intensity.  :)

Went to see Duncan Reid at the 12 Bar last night.  Not keen on anything other than the Boys stuff to be honest.

I like his solo album a lot! Some great melodic "power pop" songs (or wotever you wish to call them).  8)
Looking forward to catch his gig in Augsburg (same festival as TV plays, just a week later).

Last minute decision. Driving down to the Fiddler's Elbow (Camden) tonight ...

How was your night, Rockula?
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 27, 2013, 09:38:18 AM
Nice to bump into Steve Retroman,  though.

His review of the gig:
http://retroman65.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/duncan-reid-big-heads-live-at-12-bar.html
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 27, 2013, 01:19:24 PM
How was your night, Rockula?

Pretty much as the review you posted said. Nice venue, good crowd. Lot's of Canadians and Americans there totally surprised that The Members were not an Oi! band. Doh! :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 28, 2013, 04:38:41 PM
Heavy thunderstorms coming in... will probably prevent me from seeing Louise Distras tonight.  :(
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 29, 2013, 08:59:22 AM
Wimp!
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Post by: Uli on July 29, 2013, 09:40:33 AM
Thanks Alan!  :P
However, when looking at this it was better to not drive down there...
(http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/media.media.dc5abc71-c763-4fb2-81b0-1725ed15f444.normalized.jpeg)

http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.unwetter-im-grossraum-stuttgart-dunkle-wolken-bringen-starkregen-und-hagel.117a2696-750d-4806-a907-8c85942578ed.html
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 29, 2013, 09:41:57 AM
A true fan would've battled their way through....
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 29, 2013, 09:43:57 AM
But I'm not a fan (yet), just interested...  :-[

Next up: not sure, maybe TSOL end of August.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 29, 2013, 10:15:23 AM
Ah well I hope you show more persistence then Uli! :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 29, 2013, 11:26:34 AM
If I can't make it, I just won't mention it...  :-X
 :P
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 29, 2013, 11:50:28 AM
Probably safest :)
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Post by: Uli on July 29, 2013, 03:09:11 PM
"Probably, I'm probably as safe as I'll ever be..."  ;)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 31, 2013, 02:13:53 PM
A true fan would've battled their way through...

Ah well, sometimes you just gotta listen to your instinct (or inner voice or sixth sense or wotever). In this case, it seems a new door has opened up, as things have changed I might be able to go to this on Friday!
http://www.biergarten-liederkranz.de/veranstaltungen.php?mId=1004&cId=120&PHPSESSID=96b7ghlphkbbjg626ek6nf4aj5
(Street Dogs & Louise Distras & others, open air)
 8)
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Post by: Alan on July 31, 2013, 02:32:53 PM
Well as long as you don't wimp out this time! :) have fun!
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 31, 2013, 02:44:47 PM
Now you mention it, it's going to be so hot again on Friday, and it's open air...  ::)
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on August 04, 2013, 12:19:08 AM
Just been to see From The Jam at Richmond Live. Very impressed, didn't think they'd be any where near as good as they were.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 02, 2013, 06:44:50 PM
The Boys (in Esslingen tonight!)
Earthbound next  8)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 03, 2013, 12:24:44 PM
Busy October for me.

Comedy show at Canterbury Uni on Sat 12th, followed by a speedy car down into town for the latter part of TV at The Three Tuns.

Then Alison Moyet & From The Jam later in the month both in Folkestone.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2013, 01:11:08 PM
The Boys were pretty good, just a bit short, but all the hits were there: TCP, Soda Pressing, Brickfield Nights, First Time etc. plus "Baby I Love You" as an encore, because they're playing the Ramones museum today. Pretty loud it was too (especially Honest John Plain's guitar). New drummer & bassist sounded good, both Matt & John sang & played well, Casino Steel's keyboards were mostly drowned out by the loud guitar (but he had the job of announcing most of the songs and sang a bit too).
Looking forward to Augsburg now.  :)
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Post by: Rockula on October 03, 2013, 01:12:44 PM
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing & Ed Tudor-Pole & Palehorse @ The Garage, Islington on Friday
The Nomads (Sweden) & The Dahlmanns (Norway) & The Hip Priests & The Outbursts @ The Pipeline, Middlesex Street on Saturday (if I've got the energy after Friday).

These are the two shows that I had already bought tickets for before finances got 'tight'. Might as well make the most of it.

Then nothing 'til I DJ the 'Stiff' night at The 100 Club on 24th October with
The Members & Department S & Ed Tudor-Pole (again).

After that I'm making no plans until a job situation is sorted.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on October 03, 2013, 05:14:35 PM
Nothing booked in although there are a couple of Subtitles gigs I'll make - and then its the Toy Dolls with TV hopefully
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on October 03, 2013, 09:24:13 PM
Earthbound consolation Phobics gig at The Barfly in Camden tomorrow night. Seriously looking at going to see Shellac in November - just have to decide on whether it'll be in London or Bristol. Finally, going to see the ever excellent Gallon Drunk at The Corsica Studios in Elephant & Castle on 18th December. That's a good early Xmas present by any standard :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on October 04, 2013, 12:35:22 PM
D.O.A. in Leeds on their farewell tour next week (supported by Chelsea). They're doing Nottingham and London too so if you've never seen one of the greatest bands of all time this is your last chance. PIL are in Leeds on 17 Oct, but so are The Mighty Diamonds which is the gig I'll be at.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Tj on October 18, 2013, 09:26:29 PM
I'm going to see Other Than in Derby next month.  :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 19, 2013, 03:37:28 PM
The 'Stiff' night at The 100 Club is next Thursday (24th October) with The Members & Department S & Ed Tudor-Pole.

I'm DJing (first time in over a year) and I'm playing nothing but Stiff records which will, obviously, include 'One Chord Wonders' and 'Quickstep'.
 
Then on Saturday 26th it's The March Violets in Islington.

Thursday 7th November I'm going to The Borderline to see Chris Bailey's latest version of The Saints supported by The Alex Lipinski Band and Karl Culley.

Then it'll probably just be TV Smith in Southend in December before I get in a box, wrap myself in newspaper and hibernate.  ;)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on October 20, 2013, 03:25:57 PM
The 'Stiff' night at The 100 Club is next Thursday (24th October) with The Members & Department S & Ed Tudor-Pole.

I'm DJing (first time in over a year) and I'm playing nothing but Stiff records which will, obviously, include 'One Chord Wonders' and 'Quickstep'.

Might be going to this, other commitments permitting :)
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: claret999 on October 20, 2013, 11:54:58 PM
Louise Distras at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge (West Yorkshire) in November- going to buy her new album at the gig too.
Title: Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 25, 2013, 11:54:40 AM
Just been to see From The Jam at Richmond Live. Very impressed, didn't think they'd be any where near as good as they were.


Saw them last night in Folkestone (Thursday).

I thought they were excellent, as was the support  The Most (from Essex)  covers of Who/Yardbirds.


Good size crows (For the "Jam), bit of "pushing around though"..  Got a bit near to Mrs Taff, but "THE look" was given by her and they moved away quickly (its been known to make men cry!!).

One goon threw beer at the singer, Foxton stopped the gig and warned of behaviour, great round of applause.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on October 29, 2013, 07:37:34 PM
Gareth DOA now confirmed for Rebellion as their last ever UK gig...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on November 04, 2013, 05:06:25 PM
I guess Toy Dolls and UK Subs as they're playing with TV. Plus in early December Dirtbox Disco are playing quite local so I guess I'll catch them! And there's 999 in Leicester just before Christmas that I might catch
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on November 05, 2013, 02:24:02 PM
Just The Saints at The Borderline on Thursday and The March Violets at the end of the month.

After that it depends on the job situation.

I have an interview tomorrow. First one since 1991.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on November 05, 2013, 09:34:27 PM
All the best for a good interview Rockula!
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Post by: Rockula on November 05, 2013, 09:48:14 PM
All the best for a good interview Rockula!

Thanks Alan.

Trying to prepare and rehearse my answers.
Bit difficult as it sounds like a bloody war zone outside.
 ;D
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Post by: Uli on November 06, 2013, 02:09:49 PM
Hope it will go well (or already did), Rockula!

Trying to prepare and rehearse my answers.

In theory, you only need 2 answers anyway: "Yes I can do that" & "I'm the greatest".  ;D

Next for me: I just don't know, some smaller gigs I will decide spontaneously if I'll go or not.
Also not sure about Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, who I'd like to see for once at least, but not sure where (all a bit further away)...  :-\
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 06, 2013, 09:22:35 PM
Going to see The Fall, against my better judgment, Friday 18th November, yet again. Didn't come close to enjoying their last gig, nor the last LP. But I've not missed one of their London gigs when I've had nothing else planned and, as I'm a creature of habit, I find it hard to turn this one down.

I'm a big fan, but not of the current line-up  :(
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Post by: claret999 on November 10, 2013, 06:35:36 PM
Just been to see Louise Distras at a small music festival in Hebden Bridge (W. Yorkshire ) this afternoon- brilliant as usual. Off to see Stiff Little Fingers at Blackburn King Georges Hall Tonight- oh and to gob on Ewood Park on the way past - he he
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Post by: Tj on November 13, 2013, 08:03:46 PM
Sod the (other than) I'm off to see TV Smith on Friday. Hurrah!  :D
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Post by: GJ on November 14, 2013, 01:53:22 PM
Last week I saw the mighty Godfathers in York who were as good as I've ever seen them. The Vibrators in Batley 2 weeks back was poorly attended- hope they get more in Selby this weekend.
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Post by: Tj on November 16, 2013, 05:22:06 PM
The panther poet evangelist messenger was awesome last night.

Replay anyone?
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Post by: Uli on November 17, 2013, 02:17:23 PM
"Sublime With Rome" was the last one I saw (reggae & ska-punk); because a friend from the US is working for them, he'd invited me to the show, which was nice of him. It was good to meet so many cool people behind the scenes (backstage). Nice to meet Josh Freese, who is a great drummer (from The Vandals up to The Replacements he's played with many bands and also did a lot of studio work for nearly everyone)!  8)
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Post by: GJ on January 07, 2014, 01:54:23 PM
Last one of 2013 for me was 999/ Duncan Reid at Sheffield Corporation. 999 good as usual. Duncan very good too but not enough Boys stuff. Some of his new songs sound very weak by comparison. I enjoyed him more than at Blackpool though but still not keen on his album. Expect another album soon.
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Post by: Uli on January 11, 2014, 05:40:58 PM
Next up (probably) Cryssis and Ruts DC.
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Post by: Uli on January 26, 2014, 12:26:41 PM
Cryssis was good last night in Esslingen. Most of the band have played with TV at some point (Trip Tom, Thomas Schneider & Vom)...
Some really good songs in their set. Vom's drumming was great as usual, all others incl. Dick York played/sang with passion as well.  8)
Audience was okay, not very full (this club is a bit bigger and not so "punky"); only downside is that some idiots need to talk during songs.  ::)
Would go see the band again someday.  More tourdates here:
http://www.dietotenhosen.de/news/road-again-mit-cryssis
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 31, 2014, 01:39:03 PM
The Fall,  Manchester Cathedral, Thursday 15th May.

Going more to meet friends than watch MES + wife + a good guitarist + 2 session musicians.

I've made a lot of very good friends over the last 20 years or so of following The Fall all over the country, in the same way as I have going to see TV. Also, it's just a couple of days after my birthday, so it's a double date. Staying at the house of one of the Fall fans for the night and a group of us are also going on to Timperley to visit Frank Sidebottom's statue. Also to drink.

Gonna be fun :)
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Post by: Uli on February 08, 2014, 04:37:46 PM
Looking forward to see Ruts DC tonight, their only club gig in south Germany.  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 09, 2014, 02:44:53 AM
Melt Banana 28th May at Heaven.

Likes a bit of noise, me ;)
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Post by: Uli on February 09, 2014, 11:48:26 AM
Great gig last night: Ruts DC in Stuttgart.
When I pay, the guy at the entrance (who has promoted and organised many punk gigs in the area) tells me that he's certain I will enjoy this one! Well he knows my face from many gigs and thus seems to know my taste...  :)
First of all a mishap: There is a little step in the room (a small club/pub called "Goldmark's" to honour the inventor of the vinyl record) and I don't see it and thus stumble and bump into a "Charlie Harper lookalike"! I apologise. But "instant Karma" gets me a bit later when some guy clowning around with his mate slaps me in the face when I walk past. Nice.  ;D
Support band "Sumpfpaepste" (from nearby Reutlingen) was okay, but not really my cup of tea. Apparently they have a new girl singer (who seemingly tries to sing like her male predecessor). Make up your own mind: http://youtu.be/Oo-0UQftJeM
One small beer later and I'm ready for the gig. Indeed, I can see Leigh and the rest of the band take the stage. They start off with some great sounding "dub" tracks! Later of course, all the "hits" expected by the crowd, will follow: It Was Cold, Jah War, Babylon's Burning, Staring at the rude boys, In a rut, Dope for guns etc.!
The room is almost too full, even without moving I feel elbows in my side, not very comfortable!  >:(
But it gets a bit better with time, even though at times the dancing crowd crushes us into the people standing behind us at the bar... Well these songs are so "groovy", you really need to dance!  8)
Segs is brilliant on bass & vocals, I like that deep heavy bass sound! Leigh does a mighty fine job on guitar (first time I see him live). Dave Ruffy is a great drummer. And the female (background) singer does a good job as well.
All in all I enjoyed the gig very much - even more than expected (I'm not the biggest dub/reggae fan, but it sounded great here).

Babylon's Burning from this gig:
http://youtu.be/4YB3flb7auI
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 18, 2014, 04:56:01 PM
Louise Distras in Canterbury tonight!!  Whay Hey!!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 19, 2014, 12:32:25 PM
Louise Distras in Canterbury tonight!!  Whay Hey!!



Excellent set, full of her usual anger.

I only caught her and the previous band. Jake & The Jellyfish who were very good.  (From Leeds)
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Post by: Uli on February 19, 2014, 02:25:49 PM
Excellent set, full of her usual anger.

Sounds good, hope to catch her again in Germany this year.

Meanwhile, there are other dates to look forward to, e.g. The Stranglers in Stuttgart (April 13), Chris Eckman...
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Post by: Alan on February 19, 2014, 07:49:02 PM
Just bought my tickets for Dirtbox Disco at Stamford - still can't believe they are being used for a Rimmel TV campaign....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00PlrDMBEA
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Post by: Tj on March 01, 2014, 03:46:30 PM
The Dunwells at Leeds Town Hall next month. I once coached the lead singer, Joe Dunwell.
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 06, 2014, 07:59:00 PM
The Amazing Snakeheads at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 3rd April
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Post by: Uli on March 26, 2014, 12:42:26 PM
Possibly a duo called "Christy & Emily" on the weekend.
Maybe Mogwai next week?

Hopefully Dave Kusworth and others in support of The Graveltones in Stuttgart on April 4th, from "a source" I heard that our dear Admin Klaus will be there!!!  :)  8)
http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/3909/the-graveltones-gb-buffalo-summer-gb-dave-kusworth.html
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Post by: Rockula on March 26, 2014, 01:34:05 PM
Going to 'Steampunk At The Seaside' this weekend so it'll be....

Mr.B., The Gentleman Rhymer (Chap-Hop Tory dissing).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM1xsthnnlk

Sunday Driver (one of my favourites).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piQLbkP38QI

Pocketwatch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kesQ-exzc

There's also Brass Zeppelin doing covers of some old band or other.
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 27, 2014, 08:30:39 PM
Stiff Little Fingers, tomorrow, at The Forum
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Post by: Uli on April 05, 2014, 09:21:01 AM
Drove to Stuttgart last night to see "Dave Kusworth & Friend" play and also to meet Klaus (who helps out these guys on this tour)!
Found Klaus at a café near the venue sitting outside (it is really mild for April this year), good to do some catching up.  8)
Later, inside the venue, Klaus was setting up some recording equipment before Dave Kusworth & his mate Jörg started to play.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/1908290_10202971329620468_4037965104154768878_n.jpg)
Nice gig, good atmosphere, just a bit short due to 2 bands playing after them.
Here's a video from Karlsruhe the night before:
http://youtu.be/qG3IJbGTbOI
Klaus was selling cd's and vinyl afterwards, so I did buy a vinyl re-issue of an old Jacobites album (band of Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth).
Next band Buffalo Summer was already playing, they're some kind of "retro rock" (like Wolfmother etc) with Led Zep riffs etc. Klaus and me decided to play a "table kicker" match in the meantime. I lost... Then 2 guys challenged us to play against them. We lost... But it was fun!  :D
Headlining band "Graveltones" were on then. I liked some of what I heard, so I listened for a while. They're only 2 guys (guitar & vocals and drums) and play with great energy. Yet again though, I hear a lot of Led Zeppelin riffs in their stuff (yeah I know Zep nicked those from old blues masters themselves)!  ::)
http://youtu.be/NvcAIR-gifA
Afterwards I chatted a bit with Klaus & Jörg, then it was "good night".
Would like to see Dave Kusworth live again, hopefully soon.

(On a side note, security was pretty tight, when I tried to follow Klaus into the little "backstage" area, they kept me off. Must be big rockstars, those 2 bands.  :P But I wish security could protect them from too many Led Zep influences...)
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Post by: Tj on April 05, 2014, 11:45:43 AM
Wow! Klaus is selling CD's. I didn't even know he was making music!

I once saw Dave Kusworth live in Germany. It was a great gig. Me and Smit even bought one of his CD's.
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Post by: Uli on April 05, 2014, 12:23:26 PM
Wow! Klaus is selling CD's. I didn't even know he was making music!

Absolutely, check out his mega-project with his mate (also named Klaus):
http://youtu.be/nf6iKBYa49g

I once saw Dave Kusworth live in Germany. It was a great gig

Klaus is something like "tour manager" for this short tour now.  8)
Also, he is filming the show and selling stuff afterwards. Busy man.
Like I said, I hope to see Dave Kusworth again one day.
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 09, 2014, 09:43:37 PM
The Amazing Snakeheads at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 3rd April

They were so good that I'm going to see them again, this time at Dingwalls in Camden, May 14th.
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Post by: Klaus on April 10, 2014, 09:01:02 AM
Wow! Klaus is selling CD's. I didn't even know he was making music!

I once saw Dave Kusworth live in Germany. It was a great gig. Me and Smit even bought one of his CD's.

Great weekend that was!
EB in Essen with C5!
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 13, 2014, 07:03:10 AM
Gallon Drunk, The Lexington, 21st April
The Phobics, The Birds Nest, Deptford, 26th April
The Phobics, Alleycat, Denmark St, 2nd May
Bermondsey Joyriders, 100 Club, 9th May
The Vibrators, New Cross Inn, 10th May
The Amazing Snakeheads, Dingwalls, 14th May
The Fall, Manchester Cathedral, 15th May
Melt Banana, Heaven, 28th May
Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, The Rhythm Factory, 29th May

Busy, busy!  :)
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Post by: Uli on April 20, 2014, 01:06:29 PM
Will probably drive to the beautiful city of Augsburg to do some more sightseeing and then catch the "Easter Sunday" gig with Garden Gang, Generation N and Voodoo Healers.
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Post by: Rockula on April 20, 2014, 03:07:03 PM
On Thursday I'm going to see my friends Birthrite (a Steampunk band) doing a set at The 12 Bar Club to launch their first single.

They're being introduced by their mate John Otway and will have special guest vocals from Maggi Ronson (sister of Mick).

I'm a guest which is damned lucky 'cause I can't really afford to go anywhere at the moment.

The only other definite plans I've got is to go see 999 at The Pipeline....and that's not until bloody October.
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Post by: Uli on April 21, 2014, 09:45:54 AM
Despite some sound problems, Garden Gang were quite good. First band on was Voodo Healers, who hail from Greece, really good punkrocking band! Generation N was playing a set with a new bassist and new drummer (from Birmingham), including some Ramones covers ("I wanna live" sounded especially well), they had to stop due to curfew though...

Good news is that Voodoo Healers and Generation N will be playing Munich tonight (free entry)! So if you happen to be anywhere close, get down there and enjoy!

http://www.muenchen-punk.de/merkzettel/details/1328-the-voodoo-healers-generation-n-eintritt-frei

Heute abend spielen sie in München: Voodoo Healers & Generation N!  8)
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Post by: Tj on April 21, 2014, 12:50:11 PM
The Dunwells sold out show at Leeds Tow Hall.

TV Smith does his Adverts hop dance at The Hop in WAKEfield. (Hometown of Louise Distras).

Wouldn't it be great if he played the missing Explorers song, WAKE Up?
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Post by: GJ on April 23, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
Rezillos and Spizz at The Brudenell in Leeds. Sold out and good gig despite a sloppy start by The Rezillos who cocked up Destination Venus and had to start it again. Loads of new stuff from their upcoming album.
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Post by: Uli on April 30, 2014, 05:46:08 PM
Off to see Toy Dolls (+ All, Spermbirds) tonight. Not driving, so might have a beer or three...

Edit: great gig, Toy Dolls were great fun!  :)
Nice to see their soundman wearing a "TVComingintoland" t-shirt!!  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 11, 2014, 09:42:01 AM
Saw Eight Rounds Rapid last week. Growing on me. The bass and guitar sound is top-notch. Still a bit dubious about the singer and drummer, though. Nice to see TV and Gaye there, too :)

Went to The 100 Club on Friday to see The Bermondsey Joyriders and The Phobics. Phobics were off their game but the Joyriders were right on the money. Bumped into Steve The Fish and Steve Retroman there.

Finally, saw a reduced version of The Vibrators plus The Phobics at The New Cross Inn last night. The Phobics were on top form - so much better than the previous night - and probably gained a few more fans on the night. Never seen The Vibrators without Knox before. I like the current line up but the vocals just don't cut it. Musically though, can't fault them, not that I'd want to. John Edwards looking worryingly like Jeremy Clarkson nowadays...
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Post by: Tj on May 11, 2014, 12:20:32 PM
No plans.

Probably next TV jig in Yorkshire.

Any plans Teev?

Quote
I once saw Dave Kusworth live in Germany. It was a great gig. Me and Smit even bought one of his CD's.

Tj Sundown

Great weekend that was!
EB in Essen with C5!

Klaus

Yep! That was the time. Magical moments.

THE Channel 5 Show listed in Dave Thompson's awesome TV Smith book 'Your Ticket Out of Here'.

One of the contenders for my favourite gig of all time.

The other contenders are all Earthbound's. 8)



There's so much more to TV Smith than Poor and Rich.
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 15, 2014, 07:47:56 AM
The Fall at Manchester Cathedral tonight. Looking forward to having a Vietnamese meal on Castle Street with a big group of mates almost more than the gig ::)

Amazing Snakeheads were good value at Dingwalls last night. They're not doing anything unique but they do do it good, although I find the bare chests and Farahs slacks look a bit worrying...
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Post by: Uli on May 20, 2014, 01:43:59 PM
The Fleshtones maybe tonight (only show in Germany @Goldmarks in Stuttgart)
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Post by: Rockula on May 20, 2014, 02:23:39 PM
Next is not a gig as such.
I'm going to the London premiere of the 'Looking For Johnny' Johnny Thunders documentary at the Prince Charles cinema on 5th June.
When they had the U.S. showings they had bands playing (Walter Lure, etc.) as well but I've not heard anything about that happening here.
But the audience will certainly be full of well known musicians.

Planning to go and see my old friends The Wolfhounds at the C86 show at 229 Club in Great Portland Street on 14th June. Also playing are The Wedding Present, The Membranes, Yeah Yeah Noh and a bunch of others.

Then it's TV and Vice Squad, etc. at the 100 Club Charity thing on 28th June. Tickets bought.
A rare gig by Red Flag 77 at The Steamboat, Ipswich on 12th July. Hotel booked.
Then maybe Ruts DC at Chinnerys, Southend on 18th July.
Also maybe Buzzcocks, From The Jam, The Members, etc. at the Penn Festival on 20th July if JC gets me a pass as 'crew'. :)
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Post by: Alan on May 22, 2014, 07:34:59 PM
Not as full a music agenda as 'our Ken' but off to the UK Subs tonight in Stamford to celebrate Charlie's 70th birthday!
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 23, 2014, 09:24:08 AM
Next is not a gig as such.
I'm going to the London premiere of the 'Looking For Johnny' Johnny Thunders documentary at the Prince Charles cinema on 5th June.
When they had the U.S. showings they had bands playing (Walter Lure, etc.) as well but I've not heard anything about that happening here.
But the audience will certainly be full of well known musicians.

Then it's TV and Vice Squad, etc. at the 100 Club Charity thing on 28th June. Tickets bought.


I'll be at both, Ken.

See you there :)
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Post by: Alan on May 23, 2014, 12:38:56 PM
Subs on top form last night with a very lively audience - and local support horticultural punk band March To the Grave, the Stamford Cowboys, were great fun too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlOR8ESFE7Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgxOI56W9D8

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Post by: GJ on May 28, 2014, 12:42:28 PM
999, Dirt Box Disco amd Fire Exit at the Morecambe Nice'n' Sleazy festival on saturday. Surprised how many people knew the words to DBD's songs. They were very good. But not as good as The Creepshow in Leeds last night. First time I'd seen them- they were amazing.
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Post by: Alan on May 28, 2014, 02:35:32 PM
Sadly Gareth you didn't make the Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/may/25/photography-nice-n-sleazy-punk-festival-in-pictures

Must admit I do like DBD!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 28, 2014, 03:25:09 PM
Not many people seemed to be watching the bands!
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Post by: GJ on May 28, 2014, 07:11:56 PM
Pretty pathetic bunch of photos-none of them were taken in the main hall.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 28, 2014, 08:15:05 PM
Yeah, those pictures make us look like a right bunch of sad, old, fat gits!
























































Oh, right. Fair point...
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Post by: Uli on June 01, 2014, 09:45:14 AM
Last gig I saw was The Baboon Show. Crazy singer, she went through the audience while singing, climbed up on the bar, jumped down (how she landed safely with those shoes she wore I'll never know) etc.
Quite a fun show (& very loud, thankfully I had earplugs...)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMIycFOj-zA

http://www.thebaboonshow.de/
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 06, 2014, 04:01:35 PM

Next is not a gig as such.
I'm going to the London premiere of the 'Looking For Johnny' Johnny Thunders documentary at the Prince Charles cinema on 5th June.
When they had the U.S. showings they had bands playing (Walter Lure, etc.) as well but I've not heard anything about that happening here.
But the audience will certainly be full of well known musicians.

What did you think of it, Ken?


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Post by: Rockula on June 06, 2014, 07:48:31 PM

Next is not a gig as such.
I'm going to the London premiere of the 'Looking For Johnny' Johnny Thunders documentary at the Prince Charles cinema on 5th June.
When they had the U.S. showings they had bands playing (Walter Lure, etc.) as well but I've not heard anything about that happening here.
But the audience will certainly be full of well known musicians.

What did you think of it, Ken?




What I posted on FB earlier:

''Interesting film. Well edited. Very funny in places. Wasn't afraid to mention the bad stuff (and I don't just mean the drugs). Glad I saw it and I'll probably get the DVD when it comes out as well. And excellent company and nice ales too. Great evening out.''

I'd add that the documentary didn't actually have enough of the music. I'd have made it half an hour longer and included more performance clips.
 But a good 'social' evening surrounded by a veritable who's who of rockers, movers and shakers. And some drunks. :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 07, 2014, 08:16:24 AM
I didn't get the chance to speak to you. I'm taking it that you was the bloke with the stick, glasses and *Steampunk-esque* (TM) face fungus?

If so, I was sitting in the row behind you for the film.

Beforehand and afterwards, I spent about an hour shaking hands and catching up with old friends. It was that kind of evening.

As for the film, too much time spent getting soundbites about the drugs, too little on the music and, more importantly, how big an influence his guitar style was on so many guitarists that followed him. Not too terrible for a film made on such a small budget (£100K I heard) but, without any input from anyone at the forefront of his early career other than Syl to turn to, it was never going to be easy.

Enjoyed it, but enjoyed the evening more.

See you at the 100 Club gig :)
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Post by: Rockula on June 07, 2014, 09:39:14 AM
I didn't get the chance to speak to you. I'm taking it that you was the bloke with the stick, glasses and *Steampunk-esque* (TM) face fungus?

If so, I was sitting in the row behind you for the film.

See you at the 100 Club gig :)

You guess right. That was me.
If you were behind me you'd have been behind Roman Jugg?
Say hello at The 100 Club.
I'll probably go to The Ship in Wardour Street first. :)
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Post by: Uli on June 08, 2014, 10:05:14 AM
Last I saw was "The Dad Horse Experience" (a one-man-band) and "Becky Lee & Drunkfoot" (a one-woman-band). Cool show.

http://www.dad-horse-experience.org/b-i-o/

https://www.facebook.com/BeckyLeeAndDrunkfoot
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Post by: Tj on June 08, 2014, 12:01:38 PM
The Doctors of Madness.  :D
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Post by: Uli on June 20, 2014, 12:43:16 PM
Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman guitarist) & band in Stuttgart:
http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/3883/deniz-tek-of-radio-birdman-the-bad-men.html

I saw Radio Birdman in 2007 and they were brilliant. If this solo project is only half as good, it'll still be worth going.  8)
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Post by: Uli on June 21, 2014, 10:51:06 AM
Deniz Tek & the Bad Men:
not as good as Radio Birdman themselves, but still very very good!  8)
He's a brilliant rock&roll guitarist & decent vocalist, playing stuff from his "Detroit" album (obviously an "hommage" to the Detroit heroes The Stooges & MC5), some Radio Birdman classics plus a few covers. A few "bluesy" numbers inbetween the more punkrock sounding ones, a good mix. His bandmates (drummer from Long Beach, CA and bassist from Vancouver, B.C.) put on a great performance too. Audience kept clapping and cheering after 1st encore, so they came back, saying they normally don't play a 2nd encore. I was so glad they did, because they played "Alone in the endzone", one of my RB faves!

Before the gig, I met some nice people, most of them (a bit) older than me, "veterans" of many rock'n'roll gigs, who kept telling me about the ones I missed recently, e.g. The Fleshtones and John Doe! :(
But it's always great to meet some old aquintances and get to know new ones, especially if it's poeple who know what you're talking about when you mention some obscure bands or a little venue somewhere.  :)

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Post by: Tj on June 21, 2014, 02:06:02 PM
Do Dreams Really Come True?

Just £3K to go.

It's looking that this show might actually happen.

Time to bring The Doctors of Madness BACK FROM THE DEAD.  8)

Hey! In four years time England may win The World Cup.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on June 22, 2014, 11:37:36 AM
Went to see Toyah in Deal last night.  Excellent 90 minute set, full of the usual energy.  Crowd though only about 150.  Venue had a balcony with table-drinks service, so very nice...  and the Mrs was driving!!!!

Next for me Atilla at a pub also in Deal next month...  now where is my Palace scarf!!!
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Post by: claret999 on June 22, 2014, 11:44:48 AM
Stranglers again for me at 53 Degrees in Preston on 6th July, then no more till Rebellion
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Post by: GJ on June 22, 2014, 11:59:53 AM
Misty In Roots last night at the wardrobe n Leeds. No support and they didn't come on till 11.15. Worth the wait though of course. Why don't bands like this play at Rebellion?
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Post by: Fred21 on June 22, 2014, 02:28:14 PM
Gawd knows!

Loads of bands seem to either not be invited or don't fancy it. I've never understood why other reggae bands, or even the likes of The Blockheads, Dr Feelgood, Wilko Johnson Band, Nine Below Zero, The Pack/Theatre of Hate/Spear of Destiny (i.e. Kirk Brandon and friends), etc. don't play it. Many of these seem far better fits than some of the "fringe" acts that have appeared and they would go down a storm I'm sure.

On the other hand, at least M*k* P*t*rs has never stunk the place out!
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 22, 2014, 11:50:01 PM
Misty In Roots last night at the wardrobe n Leeds. No support and they didn't come on till 11.15. Worth the wait though of course. Why don't bands like this play at Rebellion?

Haven't seen Misty In Roots since 1984. Me and about 10,000 others at GLC County Hall...which is about 9,900 more than who stayed for the headline act, Hazel O'Connor.

Must resolve this lack of Misty in my life as soon as possible...
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Post by: GJ on June 23, 2014, 06:56:44 AM
Misty In Roots last night at the wardrobe n Leeds. No support and they didn't come on till 11.15. Worth the wait though of course. Why don't bands like this play at Rebellion?

Must resolve this lack of Misty in my life as soon as possible...

They're on tour at the moment.
Caught the last 3 acts at the Willowman festival yesterday and got ripped off (£30 on the gate). Ian McNab was good in parts. Next were a weird balkan folk group called the bagdhaddies. Not my thing at all so I went to the tent with a reggae sound system in before Eddie and the Hot Rods closed the festival. They were excellent as usual-back to 2 guitars now. No 'Kids Are Alright' though sadly.
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 03, 2014, 11:54:58 AM
Have secured a freebie seat in a posh box at The O2 to see the Pythons tomorrow night. I'm vaguely excited by this! Really wasn't at all interested when the dates were announced but am quite looking forward to it now  :)
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Post by: Alan on July 03, 2014, 04:35:02 PM
Can't match Slaughter and his dead parrot, but catching the Subtitles, Pale Faces and K on Saturday. Not heard of K before, although I recognise the main man and they sound like they could be entertaining: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oee90w44V6A

And I may catch GBH at the end of the month as a bit of a warm up for Rebellion!
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Post by: Tj on July 08, 2014, 02:48:08 PM
IT IS On!

Britain's finest ever band to reform.

And I don't mean TV's Explorers of Bowie's Spiders From Mars. They are my second and third favourite UK bands.  ;)
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Post by: GJ on August 03, 2014, 11:40:06 AM
Another trip to the Wardrobe, Leeds last night to see Culture. Pitiful turnout- about 80- to see one of the greatest reggae bands of all time. Brilliant gig though.
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Post by: Uli on August 25, 2014, 08:55:44 AM
Not sure what's next... But I certainly hope to be at another Duncan Reid gig in Augsburg on Sept 27th (free entry apparently!)...

A new album is due out in November:
http://backseatmafia.com/2014/07/22/new-music-duncan-reid-and-the-big-heads-another-city/
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Post by: Rockula on August 25, 2014, 01:03:44 PM
Next is the 'Voodoo-pirate-glam-steam-punk-rock-n-roll Extravaganza !!!' in Ipswich next Saturday.

East Town Pirates, The Featherz, Top Buzzer, Metropolis, On Trial UK & Rampton Disco.

Apart from that there's 999/Red Flag 77 at The Pipeline
and the Wakefield thing with TV Smith, The Damned, The Members & The Beat. If we can afford it.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on September 12, 2014, 10:26:38 AM
Abdoujaparov tonight in Canterbury.
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Post by: Rockula on September 12, 2014, 10:46:56 AM
I'm off to Lincoln for Steampunk.

There may be accordions.
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Post by: slaughterboy on September 25, 2014, 06:54:46 PM
The Fall at The Electric in Brixton tomorrow. This does, of course, mean that I'm missing TV tomorrow night at The Buffalo Bar. But the gig is being promoted by a friend and I'm putting one of the Moderators from the Fall forum up for the night.

Slaughterboy Mansions awaits Mr. Pissthebed with baited breath and rubber sheets...
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Post by: Alan on September 26, 2014, 02:57:54 PM
TV smith fans are so much more... well... couth
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Post by: Uli on September 26, 2014, 05:52:03 PM
Terry Lee Hale tonight...
Duncan Reid tomorrow (hopefully)

... the gig is being promoted by a friend and I'm putting one of the Moderators from the Fall forum up for the night.

Ok, good excuse.  ;)
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Post by: Uli on September 28, 2014, 10:12:20 AM
Another great gig from Duncan Reid & the Big Heads last night in Augsburg!  :)
It was a late night show (said to be starting from 9.30 on), being free entry in a pub/restaurant called Bob's (which coincidentally some TUTS had visited last year). I arrive (too) early and the tables are all occupied and people eating and all that. Chatting to Gerhard outside, who organised this gig in the frame of his AC football fan activities - he invites fans from other clubs to visit Augsburg and get to know the town a bit before they head to the match (cool idea, the DFB even gave him award & money for this!)... He'd organised last year's ACUK festival and enabled us to do our "Earthbound", which I'm forever thankful for.  8)
Things are starting very slowly, so I walk around a bit, wondering why I'm doing all this (driving on the motorway for one hour, hanging around bored before gigs etc)...  ::)
Finally at 10 some restaurant guests have finished and the tables are moved, so there's room for the gig! Gerhard (aka the "General") does his solo thing (just him & e-guitar, many Ramones riffs in there).
Then Duncan & band are finally on (another line-up change, female guitarist replaced by a new female guitarist)! And suddenly I remember why I'm doing all this (driving for an hour, hanging around bored...)! They play with so much pleasure and joy on their faces and move around the tiny stage, the spark immediately catches!  :)
Duncan & band perform songs from the new and previous album, plus Boys classics (Brickfield Nights, TCP, First Time etc), a song from Alexander's band "Darling Boy" (he and drummer Ciara play in that band) plus cover "Teenage Kicks". All the songs are melodic and sound good (despite a small PA), "Kelly's Gone Insane" is still insanely catchy!
Afterwards I tell Duncan how great it was again (after last year's similarly enjoyable gig) and chat shortly with Alexander & Ciara. Buy the "Difficult Second Album" and drive home...
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Post by: Tj on September 28, 2014, 04:02:15 PM
The Doctors of Madness on 11th October to celebrate Shady The Wonderdogs 13th Birthday.
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Post by: Rockula on September 28, 2014, 07:20:34 PM
We've got '999' & 'Red Flag 77' at The Pipeline (near Liverpool Street Station) on Saturday, 4th October.
Then I'm going to 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' at The Garage, Highbury on Friday, 14th November.

Possibly, but only possibly, I might get to 'Subhumans' and 'Social Schism' at Chinnery's, Southend on Tuesday, 18th November.

All other gigs and events for the rest of this year are now dependent on a Lotto win or the death of a rich relative.
We can't afford the Year Zero Festival in Wakefield.
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Post by: slaughterboy on September 29, 2014, 06:56:52 PM
The Jim Jones Revue at The Forum on Saturday.

It's going to be one of their last ever gigs, as they're splitting up straight after this tour.

Shame :(
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 04, 2014, 06:35:53 AM
The Jim Jones Revue at The Forum on Saturday.

It's going to be one of their last ever gigs, as they're splitting up straight after this tour.

Shame :(

The tickets for the gig says 'Special Guests'. Normally this means as close to nothing at all as possible. However, I'll be getting along early tonight to see a very special one:

Walter Lure!!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 04, 2014, 11:56:03 AM
Jools Holland T.V. recording on Tuesday night (courtesy of Fred).  Manics are scheduleed to be on.
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 05, 2014, 04:54:22 PM
The Jim Jones Revue at The Forum on Saturday.

It's going to be one of their last ever gigs, as they're splitting up straight after this tour.

Shame :(

The tickets for the gig says 'Special Guests'. Normally this means as close to nothing at all as possible. However, I'll be getting along early tonight to see a very special one:

Walter Lure!!


Walter was great, despite dreadful sound, and the band actually looked like some rehearsals had taken place prior to them hitting the stage.

Also, another special guest ambled on to play a few songs accompanied by his own guitar: Nick Lowe.

As for the JJR...average. Their problem is: They have always sounded like they are an English band trying to be American. Geezer on the piano was brilliant as ever, though.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 08, 2014, 09:58:41 AM
I didn't see Phil and Jacky on Jools Holland last night, but I did see those two knoblets from Sp*nd** B*ll*t. I am very, very, very sorry that you were exposed to such filth Phil!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 08, 2014, 11:34:50 AM
I didn't see Phil and Jacky on Jools Holland last night, but I did see those two knoblets from Sp*nd** B*ll*t. I am very, very, very sorry that you were exposed to such filth Phil!

It was actually very good Fred.  We were at the side of the "viewing area", everyone had to very black or very dark clothing, a couple of idiots turned up in white T shirts..  they caused a stir when told to "change or go"..   It told you on the ticket the dress code.

Thanks for the tickets.  catch you soon.
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Post by: GJ on October 08, 2014, 12:29:49 PM
OFF! at Leeds new venue the Belgrave Music Hall. Nice bierkellerish type bar downstairs serving real ale. Gig venue upstairs was OK sound wasn't great but Off were brilliant.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 08, 2014, 08:09:53 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Phil. What's the deal there? How many songs did the Manics do in total? I know the main band usually gets an extra track for the Friday extended edition, but do they re-record the songs that go out live on the Tuesday? Do they do more than one take?

Just curious...
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 11, 2014, 10:24:33 AM
They did 3 songs, but they were not "alone" on the songs as there were "backing guitars" and keyboards. All-in-all from start of recording to being "released" was 3 hours.  A good evening though.
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Post by: GJ on October 11, 2014, 10:31:25 AM
999 at a packed (which is unusaul) Adelphi in Hull. Great gig, best I've seen them for some time. Stuart's style is very different to Pablo's but they seem to be getting used to him now.
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Post by: Alan on October 11, 2014, 10:53:56 AM
One of my favourite venues the Adelphi - featured in the local news earlier in the week for a packed Housemartins reunion; part of a campaign to keep the Adelphi going so probably helped maintin the interest for 999!

Off tonight to see 999 at Stamford - saw them at the same venue last year and they were stunning so looking forward to tonight! Also a partial homecoming for Stuart I think as he's based in Grantham I think?
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Post by: Uli on October 12, 2014, 09:34:57 AM
Marianne Faithfull (50th anniversary tour) & band. Good show, despite Marianne having smashed her hip and walking with a stick (sometimes sitting down). Played her hits and many other songs including rarities... (many of the songs being co-written with names I knew, like Angelo Badalamenti etc.)! One I really enjoyed was a "dark" song played immediately after "Sister Morphine", it sounded like Nick Cave to me - and indeed it was written by him:
http://www.nme.com/news/marianne-faithfull/79925

Quote
Marianne Faithfull collaborated with a number of fellow rock luminaries to create her new album, Give My Love to London. Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Anna Calvi, Pat Leonard and Tom McRae all wrote music, to which Faithfull supplied lyrics
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/marianne-faithfull-teams-with-roger-waters-nick-cave-for-new-album-20140522#ixzz3Fux40Pw0
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 19, 2014, 09:36:02 PM
Pere Ubu in November at the ICA.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 20, 2014, 10:23:52 AM
Louise Distras in Canterbury last Tuesday. as good as usual.

Also on the bill were 3 other female punk bands..  The only ones that I caught though were Petrol Girls (from Peckham).

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Post by: Uli on October 20, 2014, 10:50:14 AM
Next I wanna see is Garden Gang in Ludwigsburg (Rocknroll Bar)! Nice place, TV played there in May.
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Post by: Fred21 on November 15, 2014, 04:51:26 PM
RUTS DC in Leicester on Thursday - can't wait!
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Post by: Rockula on November 15, 2014, 06:11:13 PM
Went to see 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' last night.
Bumped into Gaye and had a short chat.
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Post by: Alan on November 17, 2014, 08:22:00 PM
See you at the Ruts Fred!
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Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2014, 01:08:12 AM
Just back from the Ruts DC - if there's a tighter band playing live at the moment I haven't seen them!

Great gig - and good to meet up with Alan, Andy - and Leigh!
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Post by: Alan on November 21, 2014, 10:10:02 AM
The Ruts were damn good weren't they?!
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Post by: Uli on November 21, 2014, 12:12:30 PM
I saw Ruts DC in February - one of the best gigs of 2014!  8)
Need to get their live album, it's just so expensive on amazon...
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 21, 2014, 01:23:42 PM
Saw the Ruts earlier in the year at The Forum (also the 1st TvVom in the Uk), excellent.


Just booked for the London Welsh Male Voice Choir in Canterbury Cathedral for Xmas eve.   Should sound good..

Was disappointed though last Sunday, was up in London and went to a service in Westminster Abbey.  The service sheet stated that "The Abbey Choir will sing The Lords Prayer"...  so there I was ready to join in...  turned out to be some 12th centuary remix. 
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Post by: Rockula on November 21, 2014, 03:10:15 PM
My next, and probably last, gig of the year will be the annual get together of The Members and Department S on 13th December at the 229 Club in Great Portland Street, London.

It's a Stiff Records party night with me doing one of my rare DJ spots and only playing tunes originally released on Stiff Records. So 'One Chord Wonders' will get another airing.

For this show Michael Herbage is back on guitar after taking a break when he became a father. Bass guitar duties are now in the hands of Pete R. Jones (ex-PIL). And our old friend Leigh Heggarty is taking a holiday from Ruts DC to play 2nd guitar for the night.

The Members is the current band of JC Carroll, Nigel Bennett, Chris Payne and Nick Cash. I think there'll be some guests as well.

Although this is supposed to be my last gig of the year their might be a 'secret' free fanclub show by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing in December as well. But I've not got details or confirmation yet.
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Post by: Uli on November 27, 2014, 05:59:58 PM
Miss Kenichi tonight in Ulm!
http://www.misskenichi.com/

Spizzenergi and Generation N in Stuttgart on Saturday.
http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/4034/spizzenergi-support-generation-n.html
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 30, 2014, 04:04:25 PM
Saw The Fall on Thursday, really playing well at the moment. Most unusual for a band thats been going for nearly 40 years play a set consisting almost exclusively new songs, only two from before this year in their entire set. Wonder if Gareth went to the Brudenell gig on Friday?
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Post by: GJ on December 01, 2014, 07:54:09 AM
Wonder if Gareth went to the Brudenell gig on Friday?


No-after spending years collecting all their studio and live albums, live recordings from all line-ups too, and going to see them loads, I made a shocking discovery-they're not very good! The current line up is awful and he needs to get rid of them, especially the Mrs.
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Post by: Uli on December 01, 2014, 09:54:00 AM
Saturday night in Stuttgart with Generation N from Augsburg supporting Spizzenergi was a lot of fun!  8)

Gen N played their punkrock'n'roll and went down really well for a support band, sometimes playing a few songs without any break inbetween in Ramones-style (they're a big influence on them anyway). They even had to do an encore!

Spizzenergi were good as well. I'd have bought their new single if they hadn't sold their lot during their last gigs.
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 03, 2014, 08:53:10 PM
Wonder if Gareth went to the Brudenell gig on Friday?


No-after spending years collecting all their studio and live albums, live recordings from all line-ups too, and going to see them loads, I made a shocking discovery-they're not very good! The current line up is awful and he needs to get rid of them, especially the Mrs.

Thing is...they've suddenly become good again!

I get the feeling that ex-band members releasing books and Brix playing gigs again (next week, in Manchester of all places, cheeky mare! ) Smith has upped his game. One of my mates is a Moderator on The Fall Forum and has confirmed that Smith is 'touchy' about the subject. But I think that adding another drummer this year has really been the thing that has improved them most. And, apparently, the Brudenell gig was even better than the one I attended.

Worth giving another try if you can be arsed :)
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Post by: Fred21 on December 05, 2014, 10:32:02 AM
I took my wife and her sister on our annual Xmas Bloody Xmas pilgrimage to see Madness last night at a 3/4 full Nottingham Arena. This is their first tour since Chas Smash quit (see link below). Whilst Chas certainly wasn't the most significant contributor musically, it’s only when he's not there that you realise just how much of a showman/ring master he is. They certainly lacked a little energy without him. Musically, the gig was fine and they played all the usual greatest hits. Strangest parts of the night were hearing "One Step Beyond" without Chas's spoken word introduction and a mid-set karaoke version of "Highway to Hell" sung by guitarist Chrissie boy. This can only have been to give the rest of the band a rest or to tempt Alan back to their gigs!

Chas Smash: After the madness, going solo:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/04/chas-smash-after-the-madness-going-solo
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Post by: Alan on December 05, 2014, 11:23:02 AM
Highway to Hell you say?!
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Post by: Fred21 on December 05, 2014, 12:35:27 PM
I thought that might tempt you!

http://www.madness.co.uk/2014/05/13/m-d-h-e-d-uk-tour/
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Post by: Uli on December 21, 2014, 11:30:02 AM
Dirtmusic last night in Karlsruhe. Great gig. Folkrock/Bluesrock mixed with African instruments and stuff...

(https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10849772_905945122757593_4649845981281099484_n.jpg?oh=c8dfb4115e139033ffac59c2c65ff7dc&oe=55444A20)

(Pic is from Prague, I think. Stolen from FB.)
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Post by: GJ on December 21, 2014, 02:22:15 PM
Dr. Feelgood in a village hall near Harrogate a couple of weeks back. Very good after thinking they sounded weak in the 1st 2 songs.
999/ Bermondsey Joyriders/ Menace/Loaded 44 in Stockton the day after. Not a very big turnout which may explain why Duncan Reid was cancelled. Good gig though- not seen the Joyriders before and really enjoyed them.
Last night I went to the Brudenell for the Leeds Punk Xmas; Fuckwits- dull. X-ray Eyes- fantastic. First time I'd seen them. A cross between The Briefs and Cyanide Pills. Geoffrey Oicott- good fun. Gimp Fist- excellent, get better each time I see them. Didn't stay for Argy Bargy. Nice pint from the Kirkstall brewery too- Oi PA!
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Post by: Alan on January 04, 2015, 05:36:31 PM
No gigs - other than Rebellion - yet planned in my diary.... TV in Stoke probably too much of a stretch.... maybe 999 at the wonderful Steamboat in Ipswich?
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Post by: Rockula on January 06, 2015, 12:47:52 PM
Might drag myself down to the 100 Club on Thursday for Ruts DC.
If I can bear to crawl out from under the warm, cosy duvet.  ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 06, 2015, 07:50:23 PM
Am thinking of doing the same, only I'm up early to go Oop North for a few days the next day which may put the kybosh on my plans.
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 30, 2015, 07:17:55 PM
Bermondsey Joyriders + The Fallen Leaves at The Half Moon in Putney tonight
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Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2015, 01:29:05 AM
Sounds like a good night in a great wee venue - report back please Sir!
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Post by: Rockula on January 31, 2015, 02:38:21 PM
So far for 2015 my plans are a bit thin....but the list will get bigger no doubt.

I'm going to Ipswich on February 21st for 999 / Red Flag 77 / The Fanny Pads

On 22nd May it's The Lexington for The Membranes / The Wolfhounds / Faerground Accidents.

June 19th it's the (almost) original line-up of Eddie & The Hot Rods at the 229 Venue.

And I might make it to the South London Punk Collective thing with Chelsea / Stone Heroes, etc.
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 01, 2015, 10:42:40 AM
Sounds like a good night in a great wee venue - report back please Sir!

Sir, yes Sir!

Got to the Half Moon in double quick time. Immediately bumped into Steve The Fish and his better half, Melissa. Had a good chat about standards of attire as, what with two such well dressed bands on the bill, many attendees were dolled up to the nines, whereas Steve looked like he'd just been evicted from a skip! ;D

Haven't been to the Half Moon since 1980 when I saw a friend's reggae band play. I still have the flier for the gig but absolutely no memory of it. Gigs were far boozier occasions back then. It's a very good room at the back of the pub, decorated with pictures of famous bands that have played there in the past, including The Stones, Elvis Costello, The Clash and lovely, lovely Kate Bush.

Been recommended to see The Fallen Leaves by loads of people who are in the know for some time now but finally got round to doing so. Good 4-piece garage punkish sound with a great front man who not only pulled an e-cigarette from his military tunic  but, late on in the set, a flask from which he poured himself a cup of tea! Guitarist played his Telecaster in an unusual high-up under the armpit windscreen wiper style, throwing in some two finger power chords and odd fretwork that produced some very pleasing noises. Good to see Bill from Band Of Holy Joy on the skins: had a good chat with him at a gig last summer and he's a nice bloke as well as being a good drummer. In short: I like them and won't leave it so long to see them again. They also brought their own not inconsiderable bunch of fans with them. Always a good sign.

As for the Joyriders, they never fail to put on a show. Slide guitar R&R with a Glampunk beat allied to occasionally left-leaning political lyrics does it for me.  Also, Lammin supports the greatest football team in the world, which ticks another box :) Also good to see Chris Musto on the drummer's stool, another really nice guy with plenty of time for a chat and a laugh away from the gig. They played a good set of old and new stuff, the only disappointment to me was that whenever Gary played slide, the volume seemed seemed to dip. No idea why this should have been.

A good day :)

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Post by: Alan on February 01, 2015, 11:29:47 AM
I didn't know he supported the Arsenal?!
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Post by: Fred21 on February 01, 2015, 08:36:38 PM
No, thank you Sir!

Yes, its a great little venue - I used to see Wilko play there, when he still had hair, back in the 1990's.

The guitarist in The Fallen Leaves is Rob Symmons who was in Subway Sect. His "angular" playing really, really grated on me at first when saw them, but he won me over. Having a predominantly, rhythm guitarist, that plays deliberately, off-rhythm is not to everyone's taste.

Talking of guitarists, yes, Garry Lammin is well worth catching. I haven't seen the Joyriders yet, but I fully intend to.

Glad you had a good night and to hear that Steve's dress sense has improved. The "evicted from a skip" look sounds a distinct improvement over some of the things I've seen attached to his body over the years!
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 01, 2015, 08:43:53 PM
I didn't know he supported the Arsenal?!

Nice try but no cigar, Alan!  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on February 01, 2015, 08:46:35 PM
What, St Mirren?!
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 01, 2015, 08:48:55 PM
142nd place. And that's just in Scotland ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on February 01, 2015, 08:50:27 PM
Harsh - but about right.

We all know you meant Notts County!
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 01, 2015, 08:51:15 PM
Who else?!
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 01, 2015, 08:59:30 PM
The guitarist in The Fallen Leaves is Rob Symmons who was in Subway Sect. His "angular" playing really, really grated on me at first when saw them, but he won me over. Having a predominantly, rhythm guitarist, that plays deliberately, off-rhythm is not to everyone's taste.

Thought I recognised him! Just wasn't sure where from. At first, I was put off by how high he was holding the guitar. Ok, so you don't have to be Johnny Ramone, but holding it under your armpit as if playing the bagpipes is far from a good look.
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Post by: Fred21 on February 01, 2015, 09:03:47 PM
Sounding like it is far worse - Big Country, for example, or the "New Wave Status Quo" as I think of them. All their songs sounded the same: Bagpipe-sounding guitar riff intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bagpipe-sounding guitar riff-based solo, verse, chorus, bagpipe-sounding riff fade out... Change the lyrics and repeat x several albums!
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 02, 2015, 01:44:16 AM
Sounding like it is far worse - Big Country, for example, or the "New Wave Status Quo" as I think of them. All their songs sounded the same: Bagpipe-sounding guitar riff intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bagpipe-sounding guitar riff-based solo, verse, chorus, bagpipe-sounding riff fade out... Change the lyrics and repeat x several albums!

Never liked anything they did other than 'Big Country' after which, as you say, every song sounded exactly the same. Didn't think that Adamson's guitar sound was too terrible, just so repetitive.

The geezer from White Fence, Tim Presley, is another who plays the guitar just below his neck. No bagpipe-a-like problems there, though.
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Post by: Uli on February 02, 2015, 11:29:30 AM
No gig plans for February so far.  :(
With the current tons of snow, I wouldn't go right now anyway, but I hope something will come up soon.
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Post by: Alan on February 08, 2015, 08:18:22 PM
Thanks to Fred looks like my gig drought will end a week on Thursday in Leicester seeing Wire - 1-2-X-U!
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Post by: Fred21 on February 09, 2015, 01:05:20 AM
Charming!
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Post by: Fred21 on February 19, 2015, 04:35:50 PM
Yes, Alan and I get totally Wired in Leicester tonight - can't wait as it's been a while since I saw them and I missed their last tour.
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Post by: Fred21 on February 20, 2015, 01:09:08 AM
Just back from seeing Wire. Great to meet up with Alan tonight for a lovely meal, but Wire were disappointing.

I'm glad I've seen them before as the sounds was awful, they lacked energy and had (very) minimal audience interaction. The set started promisingly enough with "Boiling Boy", but that was the best known song played by far. I don't know if it was nerves (tonight was the warm-up for the Radio 6 show at the weekend) or just ring-rust, but they didn't really do it for me tonight. If I didn't know that they could do FAR better I'd never go and see them again.
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Post by: Alan on February 20, 2015, 05:24:15 PM
I was amazed at how LOUD Wire were - my hearing is just coming back to me now.... still I enjoyed bits of the show and the support were stunning, and great to catch up with Fred again!
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Post by: Fred21 on February 20, 2015, 10:15:41 PM
Yes, I should have said that I wasn't really aware of Japanese Acid Punk, but Xaviers (featuring members of bo ningen) were excellent. They played one, half-hour long instrumental piece that sounded like a cross between Lou Reed's approach to the guitar and Neu! - suited me just fine.
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Post by: Rockula on February 20, 2015, 10:45:24 PM
Tomorrow. Fanny Pads, Red Flag 77 and 999.

Only my 2nd gig this year.
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Post by: Alan on February 21, 2015, 06:27:40 PM
Can't say I have done too many gigs this year yet either.... would've liked to have made it to Ipswich tonight, but sadly not to be - have fun!
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Post by: Rockula on February 22, 2015, 05:31:54 PM
Can't say I have done too many gigs this year yet either.... would've liked to have made it to Ipswich tonight, but sadly not to be - have fun!

Had fun. About 10 pints of it. :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 26, 2015, 06:52:18 PM
Went to see Death From Above 1979 at the O2 in Brixton last night.

Good fun but I reckon that if you took away all the rucksacks and shaved all the ridiculous beards off of those in the crowd bearing such unpleasant items, you could probably have gotten twice as many people into the venue.

Would've shortened the queues for beer by half at least...
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 26, 2015, 06:56:03 PM
Oh, and bumped into Steve The Fish at the new 12 Bar Club last Friday whilst watching The Phobics+The Bermondsey Joyriders. A good venue but none of the charm of the old one.
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Post by: Rockula on February 26, 2015, 08:48:25 PM
Oh, and bumped into Steve The Fish at the new 12 Bar Club last Friday whilst watching The Phobics+The Bermondsey Joyriders. A good venue but none of the charm of the old one.

I'm going there for the first time next Friday for 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing'.
It's a free show and Channel 4 are filming it for something or other.
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 26, 2015, 10:33:23 PM
Oh, and bumped into Steve The Fish at the new 12 Bar Club last Friday whilst watching The Phobics+The Bermondsey Joyriders. A good venue but none of the charm of the old one.

I'm going there for the first time next Friday for 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing'.
It's a free show and Channel 4 are filming it for something or other.

Hmmm...might see you there Ken. Haven't seen them for a while and Highbury Corner Overground is just 30 mins from my local station which makes for an easy, if necessarily early finishing, night out.
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Post by: Uli on February 28, 2015, 01:14:57 PM
Steve Wynn last night in Geislingen (Raetsche). Didn't know all that much about him, except that he used to play in The Dream Syndicate (apparently they reformed a few years ago) and many other projects. Now he's on a "solo electric tour", his guitar sound was great (he said he was like a "one man Crazy Horse"), I also liked that he mentioned how he was influenced by 1977 punk...
There is an exclusive tour cd, folded cover with a blank page inside, he was drawing an exclusive pic for each of the people who bought one (good idea, but sorry, at 20 Euro I gave it a miss...).  8)
http://stevewynn.net/tour.php

http://youtu.be/p1hPlzqJlXw
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Post by: Rockula on February 28, 2015, 03:32:35 PM
Quote
Hmmm...might see you there Ken. Haven't seen them for a while and Highbury Corner Overground is just 30 mins from my local station which makes for an easy, if necessarily early finishing, night out.

'The Men..' are supported by...
'Cauldronated (the techno punk band featuring Dave Barbarossa of Adam And The Ants/Bow Wow Wow).
Also 'She Makes War' (solo musical project of multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd).
And the all-girl grunge band 'Pretty Ugly'.
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Post by: Uli on March 08, 2015, 10:57:33 AM
Last I saw was "Pure Absicht" (Deutschrock), pretty good, actually better than expected. An old school mate plays the bass, that's why I went. It was their first real "public" gig together, I was surprised that they'd rehearsed a 2 hour show!

Later in the year, I'd really like to see The Waterboys (European tour seems to be planned for Sept/Oct) and The Replacements (a few shows in May-June, but all far away)...  :-\
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Post by: grumpyinblack on March 08, 2015, 07:44:44 PM
Sheffield, Stranglers last night, epic. missed out on G Live and Roundhouse due to work but went to Sheffield and what a treat! Cannot wait for Leeds and Nottingham. On form, on fire and funny! Last time I saw them in Sheffield was at the Leadmill gawd knows when. O2 was ok although the queuing well after doors opened meant I missed most of the Rezillos. Will try and catch their whole set next time.
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Post by: Klaus on March 09, 2015, 10:14:31 PM
Going to see Spandau Ballet next Tuesday at the O2...  :o
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 10, 2015, 12:10:24 AM
Quote
Hmmm...might see you there Ken. Haven't seen them for a while and Highbury Corner Overground is just 30 mins from my local station which makes for an easy, if necessarily early finishing, night out.

'The Men..' are supported by...
'Cauldronated (the techno punk band featuring Dave Barbarossa of Adam And The Ants/Bow Wow Wow).
Also 'She Makes War' (solo musical project of multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd).
And the all-girl grunge band 'Pretty Ugly'.

Had a great evening. Went on my own but just kept on bumping into people I knew, some of whom I hadn't seen in years, others (Tom Phobic, Tina, Gaye and a well lubricated Ken  ;)) I see pretty much all the time.

Excellent gig too  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 12, 2015, 07:47:51 PM
Stiff Little Fingers at The Forum in Kentish Town on Thursday 26th March.

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Post by: Rockula on March 12, 2015, 08:46:30 PM
Quote
Hmmm...might see you there Ken. Haven't seen them for a while and Highbury Corner Overground is just 30 mins from my local station which makes for an easy, if necessarily early finishing, night out.

'The Men..' are supported by...
'Cauldronated (the techno punk band featuring Dave Barbarossa of Adam And The Ants/Bow Wow Wow).
Also 'She Makes War' (solo musical project of multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd).
And the all-girl grunge band 'Pretty Ugly'.

Had a great evening. Went on my own but just kept on bumping into people I knew, some of whom I hadn't seen in years, others (Tom Phobic, Tina, Gaye and a well lubricated Ken  ;)) I see pretty much all the time.

Excellent gig too  :)

A great night. So much so that I've booked me and the wife to go to The Men's next gig in Bristol (April 10th). A birthday present for me.

My next gig will be...

The UK premiere of "I Need a dodge! Joe Strummer on the run"

 Venue: KOKO, Camden town, London

 Doors open: 6:45 pm

 LINE UPS: THE CRUNCH, STARRING TERRY CHIMES - THE CLASH, DAVE TREGUNNA - SHAM 69, MICK GEGGUS - COCKNEY REJECTS AND SULO KARLSON - DIAMOND DOGS - CHRIS SALEWICZ AUTHOR OF JOE STRUMMER BIOGRAPHY WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM - HOUSE BAND AND SPECIAL GUESTS PLAYING SONGS OF THE CLASH AND JOE STRUMMER.

 SPECIAL GUESTS: RUTS DC, CHRIS BAILEY FROM THE SAINTS, ROLAND GIFT FROM THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS, NORMAN WATT - ROY FROM THE BLOCKHEADS AND WILKO JOHNSON BAND, JEFF TURNER FROM THE COCKNEY REJECTS, RACHID TAHA AND HENRY PADOVANI FROM THE POLICE.

 MORE SPECIAL GUEST TO BE ADDED.
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Post by: GJ on March 23, 2015, 01:49:13 PM
Dropkick Murphys at Nottingham Rock City. Packed out. Good gig but song selection could have been better.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 23, 2015, 10:01:33 PM
Stranglers/Rezillos at Rock City tomorrow with Kim (grumpyinblack of this parish).

I'm looking forward to The Rezillos more.

Will report back after I've seen (half) The Stranglers - again.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 25, 2015, 01:23:17 AM
Rezillos very impressive and went down a storm.

Stranglers played too many weak tracks - old and new. I love the enthusiasm Baz brings to the band, but he's not the best guitarist in the world.

Kim will now reply for the opposition!
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Post by: Rockula on March 25, 2015, 03:29:53 PM
Kim will now reply for the opposition!

My name's not Kim and you're wrong. :)
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Post by: grumpyinblack on March 25, 2015, 05:50:52 PM
My name is Kim and Rockula is right you are wrong Fred! in my opinion.  That they have the balls to play such eclectic sets and can keep doing it year on year because the old stuff and the new are worth it is testament to them. Baz has brought energy enthusiasm and humour to new tracks and old favourites. witness Norfolk Coast what a rendition every time this tour :), Relentless is my current top Stranglers track. Time to Die was epic, Baz wants to be in the Stranglers and it shows and the rest of em appear to be having a great time too, thank gawd the bloke after Hugh has gone, and hey we can go and see Hugh too, bonus
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Post by: Uli on March 25, 2015, 06:56:58 PM
My name's not Kim and Fred is right - Baz is not the best guitarist in the world! But: he is good enough for the Stranglers stuff both old and new!  8)

Next up for me probably: 999 (Stuttgart) and Garden Gang (Augsburg).
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Post by: Fred21 on March 25, 2015, 10:39:48 PM
My name is Fred - and I'm a Smithaholic!
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Post by: Fred21 on March 25, 2015, 11:49:39 PM
Kim - I think the cover of Grip you mentioned may have been by Nouvelle Vague. Ken would be the expert.

Do you know of any other covers of "Grip" with female vocals Ken?
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Post by: Uli on March 26, 2015, 10:08:05 AM
My name is Fred - and I'm a Smithaholic!

Well, for those we got this topic here:
http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=4622.0

 :P  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on March 26, 2015, 11:08:03 AM
I haven't FALLen that far!
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Post by: Rockula on March 26, 2015, 03:50:36 PM
Kim - I think the cover of Grip you mentioned may have been by Nouvelle Vague. Ken would be the expert.

Do you know of any other covers of "Grip" with female vocals Ken?

The one that they used as an intro at gigs last year was, indeed, the Nouvelle Vague version.
(I think I have at least three other covers of 'Grip' with female vocals but they are by unreleased bands or demos.)
The NV version of 'Grip' can be found on the Limited Edition 2-disc version of their '3' compilation album released in 2009 (Japan only I think).
The 2-CD is hard to find and not cheap but I think the track can be downloaded from those i-Tunes type places that I refuse to use. :)
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Post by: Fred21 on March 26, 2015, 05:26:37 PM
Thanks for that - I told Kim that you were The Stranglersopedia!
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Post by: grumpyinblack on March 27, 2015, 07:21:01 PM
Cheers Rockula and Fred, will see if I can find that version of Grip  without destroying the internet! or falling into a vat of apple
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Post by: GJ on March 31, 2015, 08:38:28 PM
Sleaford Mods in Hull. Never heard anything by them and was pleasantly surprised after the first couple of songs. Big crowd.
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 02, 2015, 06:42:51 AM
Got tkts to see Jesus & Mary Chain playing Psychocandy at The Roundhouse in July.

Was a bit gutted not to be able to see them do the same at The Troxy last November so I'm well pleased to get to see them this time  :)
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Post by: Rockula on April 02, 2015, 07:44:13 AM
I'm going to an open day/Steampunk event at Chatham Dockyard on Sunday.
Apparently Metropolis are playing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdzWJsvsNn0

I saw them at an all-dayer in Ipswich last year.
Very 'Gothy' with hints of John Foxx's Ultravox! and Hawkwindy bits.
I didn't mind them.
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Post by: Uli on April 06, 2015, 10:39:07 AM
999 were good again on Saturday in Stuttgart!
Support band Sonic Träsh was quite okay as well.
Not so nice that smoking was allowed inside the venue. Non-smoking zones were the bands' backstage room and another room behind the bar (where you'd be quite far from the stage).
Saw 999 already in 2005 and 2013. Don't think they've changed much at all!  :)
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Post by: GJ on April 23, 2015, 01:03:17 PM
999- Carlisle. Pitiful turnout crap PA. They played OK though.
999- Edinburgh, then Aberdeen. Brilliant- best I've seen them for years and good crowds both nights. If I'd read the last chapter of TV's book earlier, I'd have known that The Moorings did good real ale and wouldn't have wasted time trying to find a decent pub.
Vibrators- Gateshead. First Vibes gig for me in over a year and good to catch up with them again. They did stuff from the fine new album.
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Post by: GJ on April 25, 2015, 10:38:40 AM
Chelsea and Bermondsey Joyriders at the Westgarth Antisocial Club in Boro. The promoter moved all his gigs from the excellent Georgian Theatre in Stockton because the venue started to take the piss (e.g. The Sleaford Mods gig was packed-30 more than capacity. Next day they ask him for more money as the bar takings weren't high enough!). Anyway both bands were superb. Chelsea's brand new CD was on sale but they still did all he old stuff-only one new song in the encore which they did without Gene. The room where the gig was is OK but the rest of the venue is a shit hole and no beer to be had. Luckily there were 2 micro pubs nearby. Some good gigs coming up there- Neurotics, Subway Sect, TV is due there in December but there was a poster advertising him playing there on 5 July.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on April 25, 2015, 01:44:30 PM
Hazel O'Connor last night in Deal.  Still got a very good voice.
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Post by: Alan Grundy on April 25, 2015, 03:18:19 PM
Some good gigs coming up there- Neurotics, Subway Sect, TV is due there in December but there was a poster advertising him playing there on 5 July.
Was that not a poster for last year's appearance?
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Post by: GJ on April 26, 2015, 12:35:17 PM
Some good gigs coming up there- Neurotics, Subway Sect, TV is due there in December but there was a poster advertising him playing there on 5 July.
Was that not a poster for last year's appearance?

Well spotted- bit strange advertising last year's gigs but you're right.
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 27, 2015, 09:07:56 PM
The Fall in Brixton and Hastings on Friday and Saturday.

Not bad. Less shouting than in recent years and the more than slightly off-putting sight of Smith looking like he was actually enjoying himself.

Some punky new songs in the sets alongside the other more drum, bass and synth led ones.

Interesting...
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Post by: Fred21 on May 01, 2015, 07:34:33 PM
Spear of Destiny and SpizzEnergi in Nottingham tomorrow. Again at the Rescue Rooms, again with Alan.
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Post by: Rockula on May 01, 2015, 07:38:58 PM
Next one for us will be East Town Pirates and Underclass UK on 16th May in Ipswich.
Then it's The Membranes, The Wolfhounds and Faerground Accidents at The Lexington on 22nd May.
Edit*
And, how did I forget....Eddie & The Hot Rods (with most of the '77 line-up) on 17th June!

Then no fixed plans until August.
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Post by: Uli on May 02, 2015, 10:54:09 AM
Last I saw was Lombego Surfers and The Nerves in Stuttgart (Kellerklub).
I'd almost forgotten how good the Lombego Surfers are live, their mix of garage rock/punk and surf instrumentals is just high energy rock'n'roll, always a pleasure.
https://youtu.be/a0ju93RqC1Q

The Nerves (support) were pretty good as well, playing mostly stuff from their newest album (as their website says "16 new punk rock songs in Japanese, English and German language!").
http://www.cptproton.com/index.htm

Next up possibly Rich Hopkins, Louise Distras, The Lurkers...
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Post by: Alan on May 03, 2015, 01:01:23 PM
Last night Spear of Destiny and Spizz with Fred in Nottingham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=objH4SLpg3Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk-bdmySDJM

A good time was had by all!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 03, 2015, 01:53:41 PM
Such an obvious pairing really - it's about time that Spizz found Captain Kirk (Brandon).
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Post by: GJ on May 04, 2015, 07:42:42 PM
2 more Chelsea gigs; Leeds Fox and Newt. Not as good a turnout as TV got there. Actually pretty disgraceful given the size of Leeds and the fact it was a saturday night. Not a bad gig- Gene was in a bad mood though and took it out on the sound guy and James Sevenson for not singing backing vocals (there was only one mic on his side of the stage and Mat Sargent is much taller, so he couldn't reach!). Gateshead next night-good turnout and great gig. Wish they'd do more than 2 songs from the excellent new album though which gets better with every listen.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 04, 2015, 09:55:08 PM
I've always found that Chelsea are better on record than live as Gene is always such an annoying pratt and spoils it.
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 07, 2015, 06:30:20 PM
The Damned, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings Sat 15th August  :)
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Post by: Uli on May 08, 2015, 09:52:00 AM
Lurkers tour dates in Europe were cancelled (Arturo needs a new hip, he said). Hope he's better soon.

Next up for me should be Rich Hopkins and then Louise Distras.
In June TV in Augsburg and Sonny Vincent in Stuttgart. Probably Bob Dylan too.  :o
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Post by: Fred21 on May 08, 2015, 02:26:04 PM
Not a great time for bassists health-wise.

Get well soon Arthur and Jonathan!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 08, 2015, 02:34:33 PM
Hold on a minute...

Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan!

Hey, Mr Uli Man, I'm bloody shocked too!
Are you sleepy, 'cos that's not a place you should go to?!
Hey Mr Uli Man, play a TV song for me,
When you hear him, you'll realise that Bob is just poo!

Totally up to you of course, but why not put your cash towards something far cheaper and much better?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 08, 2015, 05:26:27 PM
This didn't sound too bad to me...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL5uNcGBRKE

...so I hope it will be a nice summery evening.  :)

Augsburg is bound to be my 50th TV gig, so I've seen him a little bit more often.  ;)
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Post by: Rockula on May 11, 2015, 05:29:01 PM
Well, I've added a night at The Roundhouse to see The Damned on 6th June.
Been nearly a year so thought it was time.
And at least they have decent sound and comfy seats there.

Actually, I'm going to see the Damned documentary on the 3rd including a Q&A with Rat and Brian. So I'll see all the original members of The Damned in the same week.... just not in the same room.  ;)
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Post by: Uli on May 11, 2015, 06:13:15 PM
Well, I've added a night at The Roundhouse to see The Damned on 6th June.
... the Damned documentary on the 3rd including a Q&A with Rat and Brian.

Knowing that The Replacements play The Roundhouse in the same week (June 2nd & 3rd I think), I just wish I could be there for all these events. But it's not possible.  :'(
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Post by: Fred21 on May 17, 2015, 11:49:07 AM
Off to Lincoln to see Wilko play at the Blues Festival - a year late for some reason...
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Post by: Fred21 on May 18, 2015, 09:36:17 AM
...and well worth the wait he was too!

Great to see Wilko looking so well storming through a full set and going down a storm too. All the usual favourite songs, moves and poses were out in force.

Welcome back Wilko!
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Post by: GJ on May 18, 2015, 08:51:10 PM
'Northwest Calling' at Manchester Ritz. Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds, Middle Finger Salute, Dirtbox Disco, Chelsea. Then miss GBH to get some food. Back in for The Subs and Upstarts. Left before The Damned and Exploited. All really good apart from Chelsea who were brilliant.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 22, 2015, 12:51:56 PM
The Membranes and The Wolfhounds tonight.

It's 1985 all over again.  ;D
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Post by: Uli on May 22, 2015, 06:14:24 PM
It's 1985 all over again.  ;D

It is indeed (at least that's when The Replacements released their album "Tim", mentioned in this article)!
Wish I could be there (or Amsterdam):
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When the Replacements take to the stage for the first of their two nights at the Roundhouse in London on 2 June , much of the past will be missing. There’ll be no guitarist wandering on halfway through because he was too drunk to play from the start; there will be no deliberate antagonising of the audience, no show so bad they’ll have to inscribe an apology into the runoff groove of their next record (as they did with Portland). But take a look at the clips from the reunion shows: there will still be a rock’n’roll band with the power to cut through the nostalgia and surprise the assembled thousands. Accept no replacements.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/21/the-replacements-thirty-years-later-interview?CMP=fb_gu
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 23, 2015, 05:36:33 PM
The Membranes and The Wolfhounds tonight.

It's 1985 all over again.  ;D

My Universe Exploded Into A Billion Brain Cells Of Alcohol Infused Pure White Light...then our knees gave out and we had to leave straight after the last song without saying goodbye to everybody. Good to catch up and chat with Fleagles, Sarah Pink, Andy Heintz, Barnet Mark, etc. Fantastic night with brilliant music from all four bands (You The Living, Faerground Accidents, The Wolfhounds and The Membranes). Chatted to John Robb about the time he played our little club (The Rezz in Romford) way back in 1987 (I was DJing at the time) and the last time I saw The Membranes onstage with The Wolfhounds (at The Clarendon also 1987). Nice to chat to my old mate Dave Callahan and the other 'Middle Aged Freaks' in The Wolfhounds.

Here's an edited version of a review of the night by Andy Heintz (The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing/Creaming Jesus) that I mostly agree with...

''Back home after a fantastic evening at the Lexington with Thea Heintz, Terry Tyldesley, Nik Llawr, Pete Dee and Rockula Bacchus.
 First on were 'You The Living', unfortunately we only caught the last half of their set but their dark washes and slabs of noise really swept me up - they were kind of shoe-gaze and post-rock but darker and nastier... Music to listen to in a bad mood in a dark room - I want to see them again as soon as possible. Singer Aidan James Stevens told me afterwards they have a song that samples steam trains and bridges and he is a fellow Brunel fanatic.
 'Faerground Accidents' were like 'Suede', 'Pulp' and 'David Bowie' had been whisked together in a dressing up box and thrown on stage. Their keyboard player is a Cousin It/Animal from The Muppets hybrid and a delight to watch....the crowd loved them and seemed to know all the words, but I found my attention slipping....
 The Wolfhounds were jangly, jaggedy, angular, off-kilter pop...and I know this sounds a kettle/black, but it looked weird being played by four ordinary looking Middle Aged blokes...not what I expected them to look like at all when I heard them start as I came back from the toilets.
 This is entirely my problem.
 I must be more open minded!
 John Robb's 'Membranes' headlined with a master class of taut, post-punk menace and power - I loved that they are forward facing and played most of their awesome new album with only a couple of old tracks thrown in - the new album is fucking brilliant - GET IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
 With 'Membranes' and 'Swans' currently at the top of their games, us other bands are going to have to raise ours to keep up!
 A top night. Four excellent bands at a bargain price.'

I agree with most of that except I liked 'Faerground Accidents' enough not to let my attention slip. All similarities Andy mentions are valid but they do it well. :)
 
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on May 24, 2015, 09:00:37 AM
Saw Garden Gang last night along with Gentlemen Rogues from Texas and the Lambrettas in Nottingham. Very sparce crowd but all the bands still put on spirited performances.

Only went to catch up with Garden Gang who were great as ever, and played a lot of their forthcoming album, but I also really enjoyed the Gentlemen Rogues who were new to me but had a kind of updated Faming Groovies vibe. The Lambrettas were a surprise, I had never fancied seeing them at all, but I really enjoyed their fun bouncy set and they seemed to be enjoying themselves with plenty of humour about the 'intimate' crowd.

Yep a good night! 
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 26, 2015, 10:48:06 AM
Only went to catch up with Garden Gang who were great as ever

Yep, always a good show with the Gang!  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 26, 2015, 11:28:22 AM
You what?

The gang show?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZe6GVa_JI

I'd never guide anyone to scout that out!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on May 29, 2015, 08:58:37 PM
2 more 999 gigs- Blyth and Billingham, both strange venues. Blyth was like a ghost town till I found Wetherspoons! Lovely old converted cinema.Gig OK but Billingham was better. Then The Dictators last night in Leeds who were great as they were in Blackpool last year. Seem like nice blokes too- plenty of time to chat to everyone and seemed genuinely appreciative that people came out to see hem.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 30, 2015, 04:58:32 PM
Then The Dictators last night in Leeds who were great as they were in Blackpool last year. Seem like nice blokes too- plenty of time to chat to everyone and seemed genuinely appreciative that people came out to see hem.

They'll be in Stuttgart next week. Hope to be able to be there...  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 11, 2015, 03:48:10 PM
Having seen the Bev Bevan band last night..  Very good, was expecting more Brum Beat, but they were very good and got to meet one of my all-times heroes (Bev) afterwards..  Oh and Jasper Carrot..  BTW how come he's 70 FFS..


Anyhow tomorrow night..  Super Furry Animals in Cardiff.....  oh yes and a small matter of a game against Belgium.....
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 11, 2015, 06:08:43 PM
My money's on Belgium - Super Furry Animals are crap at footie!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on June 11, 2015, 08:06:41 PM
Some good ones coming up- Neurotics, Godfathers, Chelsea and 999 in Wakefield on the same night but different venues-the 999 gig finishes early so I'm hoping to do both, Bad Religion, then an unmissable Vibraors gig at the Hope & Anchor featuring Knox, John Ellis, Pat Collier and Gary Tibbs!!!! Decided to take the Mrs to that-boooked the train and hotel, then I find it's sold out!  >:(
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Post by: Rockula on June 12, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
First it's that 'Eddie & The Hot Rods' show at the 229 on 19th June. Booked. Definite.

Then I might pop along to The Pipeline on 25th June to see D.O.A. supported by East Town Pirates but it's a Thursday and Xa's Mum will be in hospital that day so I'll have to see.

And TV's doing a show at the new 12 Bar in Islington on 12th July. But it's a Sunday and transport home is a bit ropey on Sunday nights.

All depends. Also, my wallets a bit 'thin' after booking the tickets for that Royal Albert Hall show next year.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 14, 2015, 12:54:44 PM
Spur of the moment last Friday  - The Godfathers with Alan in Peterborough. Just as well we went really as, sadly, not many did. They still put on a great show complete with encores. The best I've ever seen them. Peter Coyne wasn't happy, but I've never seen him happy. He is to music what Jack Dee is to comedy! I'd say he wasn't satisfied Alan...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on June 14, 2015, 04:10:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNgmyrh4uEg definitely unsatisfied... but as you say a brilliant performance

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 14, 2015, 10:29:02 PM
Ha Ha!

I'll set 'em up, you knock 'em down matey!

Ta for the video.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2015, 03:26:37 PM
I'd love to catch Eddie and the Hot Rods 1977 style, but can't, so might I request a detailed review please Ken?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on June 16, 2015, 03:33:24 PM
I'd love to catch Eddie and the Hot Rods 1977 style, but can't, so might I request a detailed review please Ken?

I'll try to remember details although me and Xa will be partying hard and consuming much beer and rum before, during and after the gig.  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2015, 04:00:20 PM
Ta, and I hope that you have a blast - that's far more important.

In fact, do anything you wanna do!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 18, 2015, 01:46:41 PM
Will go to see Sonny Vincent & band tonight, via a bit of a business trip on the way down to Stuttgart...  8)

http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/4420/sonny-vincent-band-usa-electric-tool-city-boys-d.html
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 19, 2015, 12:56:01 PM
Sonny was good, being his usual punkrocknroll icon self.  ;)

Support band "Electric Tool City Boys" (not all boys, a girl plays guitar) were cool, on the request of Sonny himself they played their cover of one of his songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGkm5Du2KRU

Sonny Vincent & band played many Testors songs, plus a selection of his solo work (only one song from his recent "Spiteful" album). It seemed a bit "short", but they played many songs & a few encores.
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Post by: Rockula on June 19, 2015, 01:32:24 PM
Ta, and I hope that you have a blast - that's far more important.

In fact, do anything you wanna do!

Will do. We're about to head out....
Here's a link for 'Teenage Depression' at last night's show in Harlow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRc0MxWcpx0
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Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2015, 05:13:58 PM
Thanks for that Ken. Interesting that they've got Richard Holgarth on board too for the twin-guitars approach adopted when Graeme Douglas originally joined.

Have a great time tonight - I'm amazed, and rather shocked, that there are still tickets available for it!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 20, 2015, 06:24:36 PM
How were the Hot Rods Ken?
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Post by: Rockula on June 20, 2015, 09:40:03 PM
How were the Hot Rods Ken?

Brilliant. I'll write a longer thing tomorrow. Bit tired today.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 21, 2015, 01:26:07 PM
Must have been good then!
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Post by: Rockula on June 21, 2015, 06:10:46 PM
Must have been good then!

Very good. And now I've been out for a liquid 'lunch' with my Dad and I'm too tired to do it again.  :D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 22, 2015, 12:17:54 PM
Had a nice start to the "summer": a rainy & wet evening with musical entertainment by Bob Dylan & band...
Music was good (I liked what his band did), Bob's singing a bit rough (just as you'd expect).  8)
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bob-dylan/2015/sparkassen-carre-tubingen-germany-5bc90744.html
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Post by: GJ on June 30, 2015, 12:47:56 PM
Busy weekend for gigs for me- 5 in 4 days. Chelsea in Batley on friday, horrible place, crap venue, poor sound and low turnout as usual there. Then D.O.A. in York at the new Fibbers. Nice venue and they were fine but only 35 peopple there and some of those were there for the support band. Disgraceful turnout for such a great band. 999/Dirtbox Disco at Wakefield Warehouse on sunday. Both very enjoyable. DBD didn't play their best songs though. Then Chelsea in the next street at The Hop. Nick and Mat joined 999 onstage for Homicide and Arthur told people to go see them after their gig was over. Not many people did though and it was their loss, Chelsea were excellent, best band on the night but wish they'd do more songs from the new album. James Stevenson was missing- doing some Bowie tribute gigs with Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti with the guy from Heaven 17 singing! Then the mighty D.O.A. at Gateshead last night. Packed venue and the hottest I've been at a gig for years. Best gig of the lot. On a sad note, Joe told me that ex D.O.A. bassist Brian Goble died of a heart attack a few months ago.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 01, 2015, 04:32:43 PM
Wow, quite a schedule, GJ!  8)

The Lurkers have not yet announced new dates to "replace" the cancelled Euro dates. But they have re-launched their website (see Fred, not all the bands are just updating FB profiles!):
http://www.thelurkers.co.uk/
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Post by: Fred21 on July 01, 2015, 04:56:50 PM
Thank gawd for Uncle Arthur!
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 01, 2015, 08:07:18 PM
The Phobics at The Birds Nest in Deptford Saturday. Bit gutted I can't get off work to see them play with Chelsea at the New Cross Inn the following Saturday but...have to earn the money somehow
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Post by: Uli on July 13, 2015, 12:20:05 PM
Last I saw was Joan Baez (she sang a few Dylan songs - quite true to the originals, different to what he himself does these days), I liked it. Nice summery night and the rain set in after the gig!  8)

Next up might be The Fleshtones and Patti Smith.
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Post by: Fred21 on July 18, 2015, 04:25:17 PM
NOT Pere Ubu next week as the gig's been pulled. I've always fancied catching them, but never managed it. My guess is that it didn't sell as summer gigs are often poorly attended.
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Post by: Uli on July 19, 2015, 09:33:10 AM
The Fleshtones were very good indeed, they did everything right that can be done right by a garage rock band!  :)
They played this nice song too:
https://youtu.be/Q1tpp2k6Ndo

(On the merch desk, there was a cd "feat. Lenny Kaye" - who am I going to see next? Yes, Patti Smith & band, feat. of course Lenny Kaye... Everything's connected somehow...)

Support band The Sex Attacks from Munich was pretty good too. Nice to see such young blokes play "garage music".  8)
https://youtu.be/sVfJgfkax2Y
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Post by: GJ on August 05, 2015, 12:29:07 PM
Bad Religion, Leeds last night. Excellent performance and a much bigger crown than I expected. I'd read that Greg Hetson had left a while back but was pleased to see him back.... but according to a mate it wasn't him. Just someone who looked exactly like him!
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 05, 2015, 10:33:32 PM
It would appear that young Mr. Fleagle and band are playing at my old Deptford local, The Birds Nest, on Friday night.

That's my early weekend entertainment sorted  :)
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Post by: Uli on August 06, 2015, 09:42:30 AM
Off to Isny soon, will have a look around town and then see/hear Calexico live!  8)

http://www.theaterfestival-isny.de/index.php?tf2015-calexico

It would appear that young Mr. Fleagle and band are playing

Got a time machine?  :P
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Post by: Uli on August 08, 2015, 11:11:57 AM
Off to Isny soon, will have a look around town and then see/hear Calexico live!

Nice town on a hot day and the music fit so well!  8)

(http://www.schwaebische.de/cms_media/module_img/5049/2524615_1_article660x420_B994172989Z.1_20150807143322_000_GR43M3FK6.2-0.jpg)
http://www.schwaebische.de/region_artikel,-Baggersee-Landjaeger-dann-zum-Konzert-_arid,10283965_toid,403.html
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Post by: EastKentTaff on August 14, 2015, 12:56:04 PM
The Vibrators in Canterbury tonight.
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 17, 2015, 07:41:51 PM
The Vibrators in Canterbury tonight.

...which was a rather good night!  :)

Met Phil early doors and got in in time to see the first band, Punk Vomit, from Aylesbury. Puerile lyrics, but fair noise creation overcomes poor words. Also had quite a charismatic front man/guitarist, which helped. Phil wound the drummer up later on by standing next to him while the second act were on and writing "...drummer in this band far better than first one..." on his mobile, specifically so as the guy would see it!

2nd band were Maid Of Ace, from Hastings. Never seen them before, but they were loads of fun. All girl bands can be  a bit hit and miss but, fortunately, this lot were the former. Skater-girl, Riot Gurrl stylee, they rocked through their set at   a pleasing rate. Wouldn't mind seeing them again.

Then came the Vibrators.

I still struggle a bit watching them without Knox but...wtf. If you don't look directly at the band, you can almost imagine they're almost The Vibrators. Enjoyable anyway.

Similarly, The Damned were almost The Damned of old on Saturday night in Hastings.

Bumped into Steve The Fish outside, which was a bonus. Support band were dreary, while the Captain and Vanian         were the showmen they always are. I particularly like Machine Gun Etiquette and The Black Album, which made up a  large amount of the set, but still find myself looking wistfully at the drummer  - a very competent drummer - who,  sadly,  isn't Rat. First time I've seen them since Rat went and I enjoyed it...but not as much as I wanted to. Ah well...they ain't gonna reform.

A good punk weekend
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Post by: Fred21 on August 18, 2015, 02:28:02 PM
Free Rock and Reggae Festival in Nottingham:

http://heyevent.uk/event/egm3fi54gilqaa/rock-and-reggae-music-festival

Might have to pop down to see Third World.
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Post by: Fred21 on August 30, 2015, 11:13:23 PM
Third World were stunning and I was very, very impressed. I bought several of their records "back in the day", but I've never managed to catch them live but I'll certainly keep a close eye out for them in the future. They gave 15 minutes of their time to Causion!, a young up-and-comer and I enjoyed him too, but would have preferred a guitar in his band.

IQULAH RASTAFARI and the Gideon Family were also excellent - shame there weren't more people there for their ridiculous tea-time slot.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on September 17, 2015, 06:57:24 AM
Trying to get along to see Walter Lure at The Jazz Cafe later.

Must butter up the missus to get a pass out for the evening
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Post by: Rockula on September 17, 2015, 11:30:29 AM
Trying to get along to see Walter Lure at The Jazz Cafe later.

Must butter up the missus to get a pass out for the evening

I'm going.
My missus gave me a pass.  ;)

Support from Jim Jones and Bermondsey Joyriders.
Thankfully the weather is looking better than yesterday.
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Post by: slaughterboy on September 18, 2015, 08:09:52 PM
Trying to get along to see Walter Lure at The Jazz Cafe later.

Must butter up the missus to get a pass out for the evening

I'm going.
My missus gave me a pass.  ;)

Support from Jim Jones and Bermondsey Joyriders.
Thankfully the weather is looking better than yesterday.

Didn't make it in the end.

Received some very sad news during the day that one of my football team mates is in a hospice and hasn't got much time to live. Didn't feel like going out after that.

Bollocks to cancer  :(
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Post by: Rockula on September 19, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
Didn't make it in the end.
Received some very sad news during the day that one of my football team mates is in a hospice and hasn't got much time to live. Didn't feel like going out after that.
Bollocks to cancer  :(

Yes. Bollocks to cancer.

As to the show.
Excellent support set from Bermondsey Joyriders which surprised me as the last time I saw them I was not completely impressed. This time they were tight and highly entertaining.

Walter Lure's set was also spot on. Tight band (mostly, in my opinion) carried by Jez on guitar and vocals. Perfect renditions of all the old Heartbreakers/Johnny Thunders songs. Nice guest appearance from Jim Jones too.

I'd never been to the Jazz Café before (or not that I remember) and it's a great little venue.
The sound man knew his stuff. Crystal clear.
Audience was full of the usual suspects mostly of 'a certain age'.

I hung around so long after I nearly missed the last tube, had to get a bus from Tottenham Court Road to Liverpool Street and made my very last train with just 3 minutes to spare.
I was also very, very drunk.
I don't remember the last time I spewed on a train platform. Must've been sometime in the 90's.  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 21, 2015, 03:41:07 PM
Squeeze for me tomorrow night in Canterbury, then a trip "up the road" to Maidstone on Saturday..
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Post by: slaughterboy on September 21, 2015, 06:27:57 PM
Squeeze for me tomorrow night in Canterbury, then a trip "up the road" to Maidstone on Saturday..

Trip "down the road" to Maidstone on Saturday, then Squeeze!

'Arse About Face' Slaughter reporting...
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Post by: Alan on September 21, 2015, 10:29:32 PM
I thought Squeeze were pretty good on Later this last week... so enjoy!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 22, 2015, 10:11:02 AM
Squeeze for me tomorrow night in Canterbury, then a trip "up the road" to Maidstone on Saturday..

Trip "down the road" to Maidstone on Saturday, then Squeeze!

'Arse About Face' Slaughter reporting...

See you on Saturday then...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on September 22, 2015, 05:55:16 PM
Will be a late arrival as picking up Mrs S from work at 8pm and driving straight there. Should be there by 9
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 24, 2015, 01:01:11 PM
Squeeze for me tomorrow night in Canterbury, then a trip "up the road" to Maidstone on Saturday..

Squeeze were excellent a 1hr 45 set.  Tiny venue, held around 1500 and was a sell out. Was in the mush, were somebody said that it was 95c.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 25, 2015, 01:17:04 PM
Sarah Millican trying out new material at the Glee Club in Nottingham last night. My first ever visit to a comedy club, doubt it will be my last.

Squeeze, John Cooper Clarke, Tom Robinson and Slaughter and the Dogs next month!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on September 26, 2015, 02:35:39 PM
Will be a late arrival as picking up Mrs S from work at 8pm and driving straight there. Should be there by 9

Mrs S wants time to change from working duds into something more glamorous.

Not going to be there until a bit later while she squeezes into the gold lame dress, fishnets and bovver boots... ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 29, 2015, 01:42:42 PM
I want to see The Waterboys in Munich. Haven't seen them since Nov. 2000, so it's about time...
Then Hugh Cornwell in Reutlingen. After that, I don't know yet. Urban Voodoo Machine plays Stuttgart in November, but I guess there will be some gig(s) before that.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 02, 2015, 09:30:51 AM
Good show by The Waterboys last night, well worth the drive to Munich! (And nice weather for a walk around inner city.)

Support was Freddie Stevenson, more quiet folky stuff, nice. Saw him sitting outside on a bench before the show, all alone, couldn't help thinking that he was one of the musicians spending a few quiet moments! And hew was...  ;D

Waterboys played new stuff from "Modern Blues" album plus of course some of their classics + hits (Medicine Bow, Whole of the Moon, Fisherman's Blues). Also welcome were "jams" at the end of some songs plus a cover of Chuck Berry's "Roll over Beethoven".
At one point most band members went from the stage, leaving just Mike Scott and Steve Wickham on electric piano and fiddle to perform an incredibly intense version of "Don't Bang The Drum"!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2015, 08:52:53 AM
Not very often that I go out to a gig and come home with a book! (Ok, I got a cd as well...)
Didn't know (or had forgotten?) that Hugh Cornwell wrote 2 novels, so I bought one from him. (Yes, he was selling the merch himself and signed stuff and listened to stories people told him...)
It was a good gig, I enjoyed both the solo stuff & Stranglers hits!
Guess I'll write a longer review and post it in the "Hugh Cornwell" topic!  8)
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Post by: Rockula on October 07, 2015, 07:25:40 PM
Looks like I'll be in Skegness on Friday.
Driving The Members to the Great British Alternative thing.
But I'll be missing the Saturday 'cause then I'm driving them to the Buzzcocks support slot in Manchester.
And, obviously, I'll be missing TV 'cause he's playing on the Sunday.

Only found out today. I was expecting a quiet weekend in painting the bedroom walls.
Well, that can wait 'til Spring now.  ;)
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Post by: Alan on October 08, 2015, 06:03:37 PM
Well if you fancy a cup of tea - you are all welcome, Spalding is on your way

Actually I should go to this one year as it is so close...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 08, 2015, 06:39:46 PM
Well if you fancy a cup of tea - you are all welcome, Spalding is on your way

Actually I should go to this one year as it is so close...

I'm not going now.
They didn't need a 2nd driver after all so wouldn't pay the petrol money.
Got me 'Access All Areas' passes and beds but petrol money, food, beer would still add up to a bit too much for a two day 'jolly'.
Especially as the boiler's just packed in.  ;)
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Post by: Uli on October 09, 2015, 08:56:10 AM
Well, you know what you gotta do now...

I was expecting a quiet weekend in painting the bedroom walls.

Next up for me: PiL possibly, next week.
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Post by: Alan on October 09, 2015, 10:58:26 AM
That's a shame Ken, maybe next time!
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Post by: GJ on October 10, 2015, 08:35:28 AM
2 999 gigs- brilliant 30 minute slot at Newcastle Calling, then Bathgate where it was very pleasing to see Pablo back.
Slaughter & The Dogs original line up in Mancheser last night. Great gig and a reminder of what a wonderful band they were. Wayne Barrett slightly spoiled things by behaving like the complete knob that he is.
Really good to see Fred again-it's been too long mate.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 11, 2015, 10:52:10 PM
A couple of nights of pure nostalgia for me last week. Thursday kicked off with former roadie for The Clash Johnny Green introducing John Cooper Clarke for an opening hour of fun and poetry (on National Poetry Day no less)! Well, I say fun, but after a few minutes, and many, many swear words, he observed the number of people leaving saying “I’ve never felt so much hate in a room for me before!”. Anyway, those that stayed, and that was still the vast majority of the paying punters, really enjoyed his set as shown by the prolonged applause at the end.

Squeeze up next. Glenn’s throat was playing up, so he left singing some of the choruses to the audience. They were very different in both line-up and approach to when I last saw them. Then, it was a straight-forward “Greatest Hits” tour, now it was “plug the new album” time. I didn’t mind some of the new stuff, but much of it (including the cover versions), did not compare favourably with their older material. Too many acoustic versions and no need for the “procession” off the stage for no good reason. I preferred the last time I saw them by far.

FRIDAY NIGHT SAW THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP OF THE MIGHTY SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS. “Do it Dog Style” was the second album I ever bought and is second in my affections only to “Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts”. Anyway, the band played (I would estimate) around two-thirds of what the original line-up recorded first time around – and did so very well. A cracking atmosphere and a great time was had by all. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. It’s all been professionally recorded, but some vids are already up on YouTube, so check them out to sample the atmosphere and boogie. Great to meet up with Gareth for a couple of pre-gig beers and a catch-up before-hand too. Yep, it’s been too long matey and I intend to be in Blackpool next summer if I don’t see you again before then.

P.S. for "complete knob" read "United fan" to fully appreciate GJ's post above this!
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Post by: Uli on October 12, 2015, 08:42:30 AM
Thanks for your report!  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 12, 2015, 09:57:22 PM
Off to see them up the Albert Hall on Thursday, coincidentally the 28th anniversary of Mr.&Mrs. Slaughterboy!

Hope Glen's throat and cover version mania improve by then...


A couple of nights of pure nostalgia for me last week. Thursday kicked off with former roadie for The Clash Johnny Green introducing John Cooper Clarke for an opening hour of fun and poetry (on National Poetry Day no less)! Well, I say fun, but after a few minutes, and many, many swear words, he observed the number of people leaving saying “I’ve never felt so much hate in a room for me before!”. Anyway, those that stayed, and that was still the vast majority of the paying punters, really enjoyed his set as shown by the prolonged applause at the end.

Squeeze up next. Glenn’s throat was playing up, so he left singing some of the choruses to the audience. They were very different in both line-up and approach to when I last saw them. Then, it was a straight-forward “Greatest Hits” tour, now it was “plug the new album” time. I didn’t mind some of the new stuff, but much of it (including the cover versions), did not compare favourably with their older material. Too many acoustic versions and no need for the “procession” off the stage for no good reason. I preferred the last time I saw them by far

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 14, 2015, 01:25:19 PM
Off to see PiL today, on google maps I discovered there's an Indian restaurant nearby, so I guess we'll have a nice meal before the gig!  8)
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Post by: Uli on October 15, 2015, 08:36:15 AM
Yeah well, let's put it like this: the meal at the Indian restaurant was really good!  :P
We had a vegetarian plate for 2, not too loud and not too violent... unlike the gig.  :o
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 15, 2015, 01:24:23 PM
Yeah well, let's put it like this: the meal at the Indian restaurant was really good!  :P
We had a vegetarian plate for 2, not too loud and not too violent... unlike the gig.  :o

Not impressed by PIL then?
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 15, 2015, 01:29:06 PM
Attilla for me on Monday, then Texas on the 23rd.  Both gigs in Canterbury...
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Post by: Uli on October 15, 2015, 02:00:43 PM
Not impressed by PIL then?

Well, musically I thought they were "good". It started off well, Lydon seemed to be in good mood and his voice sounded great. Lu is a lunatic on guitar! Drums & bass sounded a bit "muddy" at times, but were "driving" many of the songs.
I enjoyed to hear e.g. the songs "Disappointed" and "Deeper Water". Later, in midst of a song, Lydon called someone up front a "f**in a**ho**" (apparently he'd spat at him & provoked), then (apparently) Lydon knocked him out with the mike stand (a bit later someone was being carried out)! Band finished the song, then left stage & after a while came back for encore. Another idiot threw beer at Lydon, he wasn't pleased (again), but they finished the encore. (Guess there would've been more songs if not for the incident.)
At least I was kinda happy with "Rise" as the last song of encore. (I might write more later if I can motivate myself...)  :-\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFI1jDquyAw
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 18, 2015, 09:31:35 AM
Zappa Plays Zappa later today at the Festival Hall, all the more poignant with the passing of Gail Zappa last week
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Post by: Fred21 on October 18, 2015, 10:43:33 PM
Is that your pre-punk roots I see?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 19, 2015, 12:02:38 PM
'Penetration' at the Garage, Islington on Saturday.

I don't know if anyone else is playing 'cause from recent reviews it seems the band are doing two sets; the first is the new album in it's entirety and then the 2nd set is the old classics.

Fine by me.  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on October 19, 2015, 07:56:18 PM
Sounds great! Report back please Sir.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 22, 2015, 05:32:31 PM
Tom Robinson at Rough Trade Nottingham - better get ready as its an early start.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on October 22, 2015, 06:23:33 PM
'Penetration' at the Garage, Islington on Saturday.

I don't know if anyone else is playing 'cause from recent reviews it seems the band are doing two sets; the first is the new album in it's entirety and then the 2nd set is the old classics.

Fine by me.  :)

Might see you there Ken  :)

Provided work doesn't over run
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on October 22, 2015, 10:18:57 PM
Just back from seeing Tom Robinson. Only about 30 people there, but all very enthusiastic. Tom said "They called to say that there would only be about 25 people here tonight and we said that's OK, they're exactly the people we want to play to!".

And play they did. About half the new album intermingled with the greatest hits and some great (old and new) stories.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on October 25, 2015, 12:38:23 AM
'Penetration' at the Garage, Islington on Saturday.

I don't know if anyone else is playing 'cause from recent reviews it seems the band are doing two sets; the first is the new album in it's entirety and then the 2nd set is the old classics.

Fine by me.  :)

If you were there Ken, I'm sorry I missed you.

Got there a bit late  (missed first 15 mins) but usual crowd of familiar faces in attendance.

Penetration were great. Their new stuff sits very well with the old. Not quite seamlessly but pleasingly passable.

Replacement bus service on the Overground meant early departure  (as well as aforementioned late arrival ) so I was home before midnight. And I get an extra lie-in due to the clocks going back,  but it's a bit of a waste really.

Thanks Tfl  >:(
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Post by: Rockula on October 25, 2015, 01:48:17 PM
If you were there Ken, I'm sorry I missed you.

Yes we were there. Trouble on trains on the way, delay on the tube, but we got there in time to see Morgellons coming off stage. So I've no idea what the two support bands were like.

As to Penetration; they was fan-tucking-fastic! The new line-up is really tight, the new material is as good as the old and the old stuff sounded brand new. I even shed a tear singing along to 'Shout Above The Noise' (the soppy old sod that I am).
 Me and Xa sat/stood to the right of the sound desk. Apart from having to shoo away a couple who insisted on talking next to us we had a good view and excellent sound. Why do people go to gigs and hold a conversation during the songs? They should stand at the back in the bar or simply fuck off entirely.
 Shouted hello to Fleags after the gig, only to find out it wasn't Fleags, but the guy from the Morgellons who is his doppelganger. Doh!
 Then found out that the 43 bus from right outside the venue takes us to Liverpool Street in under 15 minutes. No more standing on the Overground from Stratford or 7 million steps getting the tube from Moorgate for us. From now on it's Liverpool Street and a nice sit down on the bus when we go to The Garage.
 And the sound at The Garage is far superior to the bloody Forum and Brixton. Much prefer this venue to those places.
 And 10pm curfew? We don't mind. Pubs are still open. :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 25, 2015, 09:52:39 PM
I was front and left along with Gaye (guessed she might be there, her and Pauline being old friends) and others. Band were tighter than a Transit through a width barrier.

Couldn't be asked to follow everyone over the road to the pub but took the tube back to London Bridge, also in about 15 minutes.

Will see Penetration again at my earliest opportunity  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 25, 2015, 10:08:07 PM
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Shouted hello to Fleags after the gig, only to find out it wasn't Fleags, but the guy from the Morgellons who is his doppelganger. Doh!

I saw him and nearly did the same!  ::)
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 26, 2015, 12:28:15 PM
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Shouted hello to Fleags after the gig, only to find out it wasn't Fleags, but the guy from the Morgellons who is his doppelganger. Doh!

I saw him and nearly did the same!  ::)

That also got a mention on Fleags Farcebook page.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 26, 2015, 12:31:34 PM
Attilla for me on Monday, then Texas on the 23rd.  Both gigs in Canterbury...

Attila was excellent as usual and a bit of Footy banter between us.

Texas were absolutly excellent.  2 & 1/2 hours in total.  Took them 20 mins or so to get the staid Canterbury crowd to "get up of your asses (in a Scottish tone), but once up they stayed up...

Yesterday went to see Ed Byrne.  Let's just say I have heard better...
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Post by: Uli on October 29, 2015, 12:01:49 PM
Next up for me could be Garden Gang (on Halloween, announced to play a 90mins show w/ many new songs).
Then later on in November The Urban Voodoo Machine (might be on the guest list even, thanx to Rat, of all people!), Love Amongst Ruin (new project by ex Placebo drummer, now feat. ex Cure member Perry Bamonte on bass) and others...
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Post by: Rockula on October 29, 2015, 12:49:23 PM
The only show I have booked is East Town Pirates, The Fuckwits and The Boys at The Pipeline in November.

The only 'maybes' I have so far are all next year; Ruts DC (January), The Members (March) and a 3 day festival in Tottenham...but that's not 'til May.

I'm slacking. But Winter's coming and I always slack (more) at this time of year.

I'm afraid the lure of a warm quilt or central heating outweighs the attractions of live talent.
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Post by: Uli on November 01, 2015, 10:22:38 AM
Halloween show by Garden Gang was excellent! 90 mins, good sound, new songs, old songs etc.
Had a bit of a world tour: listened to music made in Ireland by Scottish & English & Irish people (Waterboys) while driving through Bavaria, had a Thai meal, listened to a German band feat. a bass player from Switzerland...
Might write more later.  8)
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Post by: GJ on November 06, 2015, 08:27:53 PM
Alice Cooper at the Newcastle Arena- an excellent 50 minute set from the great man. As he was only the support act he had a shorter slot but we still had a great show- nurses, 20 foot tall frankenstein monster and the guillotine and he sounded as good as ever. Headliners were Motley Crue- presumably because this was their farewell tour. I decided to stay and watch them, never having heard a single one of their songs before. I couldn't believe how fucking awful they were. Think of those soft metal shit bands in the 80s and multiply by ten. They would make bon jpvi sound like The Exploited. Amazing how many people turned up to see them. I left during the 3rd song.
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Post by: Uli on November 07, 2015, 06:42:21 PM
Phillip Boa & the Voodooclub (yesterday in Reutlingen), great show, even better than I'd expected. Hadn't seen him in 10 years. Just as good as last time round.  8)
Tonight Bollock Brothers play in Esslingen with 2 support bands. Might give it a miss, seen them quite a few times...  :-\
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Post by: Alan on November 08, 2015, 10:20:33 AM
Gareth, some agreement with you from this Daily telegraph review although surprisingly positive... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/motley-crue-farewell-tour-review/
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Post by: Uli on November 13, 2015, 10:27:21 AM
The Urban Voodoo Machine: great gig, great band, so many instruments on stage from trombone to banjo, 2 drummers and all, such a lot of fun. Nice of Paul-Ronney Angel to put me on the guest list (thanx Rat), met him at the entrance and after the gig, chatted a bit, nice bloke. Also met a girl I first met in Augsburg 2 years ago (at the now "legendary" festival incl. TV and GG and many more). She has the same name my grandma had (but I wouldn't tell her  ;))!
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 13, 2015, 07:03:33 PM
Proto-punk followed by glam-punk Elvis with Rubber Legs + Viva Las Vegas at The Birds Nest in Deptford tonight  :)
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 14, 2015, 01:57:18 PM
The Tremeloes, Badfinger and Dave Berry for me on Monday..     Normal service resumes next Friday!!!!
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Post by: Rockula on November 15, 2015, 02:20:16 PM
Next week I'll be seeing Frank Sanazi at a friend's 50th celebrations.
It's dark, satirical cabaret.

And another friend has just decided we'll celebrate his birthday by going to see GBH at the Underworld on 11th December. It was a choice between that and UK Subs at Islington Academy but the beer's better at the Underworld which was the deciding factor.
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Post by: Dianne, the peculiar one! on December 01, 2015, 11:57:15 PM
Saw The Jack Tars on Sunday, Death last night.  Got TV on Friday, The Rezillos on Saturday, Wreckless Eric next Wednesday then Sham 69 a week on Saturday
 - Punk Xmas on Saturday 19th at Brudenell in Leeds...that'll probably be it then 'til the New Year - have to seriously consider giving my liver a little respite at some stage!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on December 02, 2015, 03:05:16 PM
Blockheads in Deal on Friday and Glenn Matlock in Whitstable on Saturday..
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Post by: Uli on December 02, 2015, 05:26:42 PM
Probably next: CJ Ramone (didn't make it)
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Post by: GJ on December 11, 2015, 01:33:06 PM
Saw Death last night.  Got TV on Friday, The Rezillos on Saturday, Wreckless Eric next Wednesday then Sham 69 a week on Saturday
 - Punk Xmas on Saturday 19th at Brudenell in Leeds...that'll probably be it then 'til the New Year - have to seriously consider giving my liver a little respite at some stage!

What were Death like? Was that at The Brudenell? Many there?
2 999 gigs for me last week in Darlington and Sunderland. Nick had trouble getting back home on the sunday because of the floods and had to spend the night in a rescue centre in Lancaster. Tough choice for me on 19th- Punk xmas in Leeds or Boro or Hibs v Queen of the South.
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Post by: Dianne, the peculiar one! on December 11, 2015, 06:19:54 PM
Death were great (yeah, at Brudenell) - had actually considered just watching the first couple of songs coz we were so hungover from the previous night but when they started, well, I just got my mojo back!  It was packed and they got a fantastic reception
19th - c'mon, footie or punk all-dayer?! It's really a no-brainer  ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 12, 2015, 10:32:17 AM
Football!  ;)

Or punk all-dayer. I'd be stuck between the two too to be honest.

Is that the first time that three words that sound the same (two, too, to) but mean three different things, one after the other, have ever been posted?  ???

Probably not. I'm just a bit dim.
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Post by: GJ on December 20, 2015, 09:41:35 PM
well it wasn't a punk all dayer. mre of a punk afternoon/evening. Really enjoyed Dirtbox Disco again.
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Post by: Rockula on December 21, 2015, 08:03:37 PM
Apparently I can now add Ennio Morricone at the 02 in February to my list of gigs.

Free 'corporate' tickets from my sister.  ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on December 23, 2015, 10:17:17 PM
I streamed "The Hateful Eight" last night. Not Morricone's best work I'm afraid, but I'm sure the concert (can't call it a 'gig' really) will be great.

I quite enjoyed the film, but I found it very reminiscent of "Reservoir Dogs".
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Post by: Uli on December 24, 2015, 01:47:08 PM
I streamed "The Hateful Eight" last night. Not Morricone's best work I'm afraid, but I'm sure the concert (can't call it a 'gig' really) will be great.

Might be because Morricone used old "leftovers" from his soundtrack to "The Thing" and "only" wrote 25 minutes of new music for Tarantino.

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Out a week before the movie’s release, the soundtrack is Ennio Morricone’s first work in the Western genre in 40 years. Having written the music without seeing the movie, Morricone pulled a few score sheets from his unused material for John Carpenter’s The Thing.
http://www.houstonpress.com/music/the-ecstasy-of-hateful-eight-maestro-ennio-morricone-8009077

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Morricone ended up being so inspired by The Hateful Eight that he composed a total of 25 minutes of new music for the film as opposed to the original ten-minute theme track. “And so with that,” Tarantino said, “and the unused Thing portions that I used, [I’ve got] my original score.”
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/ennio-morricones-unused-score-for-the-thing-ended-up-in-the-hateful-eight/

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The score's key movement is a seven-minute suite called L'Ultima Diligenza per Red Rock - a piece of which Morricone is particularly proud.

"The main instruments introducing this piece are the bassoon, the contra-bassoon and the tuba," he says. "And this is very strange because I have never done that in the past.

"The sound these instruments produce can express the drama, the rage, the despair and the irony that are the main themes of Tarantino's story. They are a healthy, bodily sound. They also express a criticism towards the leading characters of the film."

A sinister, brooding passage of music, it will form the centrepiece of the composer's world tour next year, celebrating his 60 years in the film industry.

Despite his age - and the lingering pain from a back injury he sustained last year - Morricone says he is "looking forward" to the concerts, and finds playing themes from films such as The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and A Fistful of Dollars an "incredibly gratifying experience".
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35042217
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Post by: Rockula on December 24, 2015, 02:18:16 PM
I streamed "The Hateful Eight" last night. Not Morricone's best work I'm afraid, but I'm sure the concert (can't call it a 'gig' really) will be great.

I quite enjoyed the film, but I found it very reminiscent of "Reservoir Dogs".

I haven't seen it yet. But I will. As to Morricone...I have about 100 hours of his scores and soundtracks.
They go way back to the 50's.
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Post by: GJ on December 29, 2015, 04:42:18 PM
Rezillos last night in 'Boro. Fantastic gig, maybe even as good as when I saw hem 1st in '78. New stuff sounded great too. Maybe gig of the year.
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Post by: Fred21 on December 29, 2015, 05:03:57 PM
They were excellent when I saw them supporting The Strugglers this year. I'd have loved to have seen their recent Nottingham gig, but couldn't make it.

Glad you enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on January 24, 2016, 01:31:53 AM
Going to see some Leeds punks play in 3 weeks time, as recommended by a friend.

They sound suitably angry and noisy:  https://kleineschweine.bandcamp.com/album/in-your-own-back-yard
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on January 25, 2016, 08:26:22 PM
Off to see Bob Mould at a bowling alley inside the O2 11th February.

He's playing, not bowling btw  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on January 25, 2016, 08:32:22 PM
Also booked the Stewart Lee-curated ATP at Prestatyn Sands in April.

Roky Erickson
Sleaford Mods
The Raincoats
The Belrays
Thurston Moore
Dave Graney
The Nightingales...

loads more. Never seen Roky, nor Dave Graney before so it had to be done.

Graney is a dirty habit of mine but never seen him live. He's an acquired taste...
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Post by: Rockula on January 25, 2016, 10:01:45 PM
Also booked the Stewart Lee-curated ATP at Prestatyn Sands in April.

We contemplated this one as I'm a Roky fan and also our friends The Wolfhounds are playing.
And The Wolfhounds have asked Roky to guest on their set doing 'You're Gonna Miss Me'.
But it was far too expensive on top of other things we have planned this year so sadly have to miss out.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on January 26, 2016, 07:45:18 AM
Also booked the Stewart Lee-curated ATP at Prestatyn Sands in April.

We contemplated this one as I'm a Roky fan and also our friends The Wolfhounds are playing.
And The Wolfhounds have asked Roky to guest on their set doing 'You're Gonna Miss Me'.
But it was far too expensive on top of other things we have planned this year so sadly have to miss out.

That's a shame Ken. Only reason I'm able to afford the weekend is that I'll be sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag, sharing a chalet with a bunch of blokes I don't know. Not the most glamorous way to do the gig but at least I gets to see Roky and Dave.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on January 26, 2016, 04:49:23 PM
Impressed by those noisy Leeds guys you highlighted Slaughter - let me know what they are like live!

Next gig for me (probably) Inner City Unit on Sunday in Nottingham with Master Fred....
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on January 26, 2016, 06:51:32 PM
Impressed by those noisy Leeds guys you highlighted Slaughter - let me know what they are like live!
Will do. Pretty sure I've mentioned them here before but this will be the first time I've seen them.
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Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2016, 01:11:33 AM
Yes indeed Alan. My first gig since TV in early November - Inner City Unit, supported largely by themselves as Krankschaft, on Sunday.

Punky Space Rock or Spacey Punk Rock?

The former I think. Or is it the latter?

Either way, we're gonna raise the bones of Elvis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIHf5datxLw

They play in Brighton the previous night - wonder if the Captain will join in?

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Post by: Rockula on February 08, 2016, 09:59:53 PM
Saturday.
The 100 Club.

Ruts DC
The Heathrow Jets (erm..it's The Members actually)
Newtown Neurotics

And because of bloody Crossrail works it's the jolly old bus replacement service for half the journey.
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 14, 2016, 05:50:21 PM
Quote from: Alan link=topic=6382.msg71108#msg71108 date=introduced 823363
Impressed by those noisy Leeds guys you highlighted Slaughter - let me know what they are like live!
Will do. Pretty sure I've mentioned them here before but this will be the first time I've seen them.
Well...my mate who came down from Leeds for the weekend on a football bus man's holiday/punk rock trip (Dulwich Hamlet 2 Farnborough 2) introduced me to the band in the dressing room beforehand.

It became immediately apparent that the lead singer (Neil) had gone too soon in the drinking stakes. Apparently, the band had met a very nice lady on the train on the way down to London and had accepted her offer to join her in consuming several bottles of wine. Indeed, it would have been very bad form not to! They also had a generous rider from the venue, consisting of Budweiser. Too much Budweiser. By the time they hit the stage, Neil could barely stand up. Halfway through the second song, Neil fell straight into the monitors and tumbled off the stage into the mosh. He was immediately picked up and thrown back on stage where he finished the song from the floor. He went down a couple of times after but, apart from confusing the names of the songs, got through to the end in proper punk rock fashion.

Sadly for most of us, they don't often venture much outside of the Leeds area. But if they do, try and catch them.

They were great  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 14, 2016, 05:54:28 PM
That's weird, I've never known anyone from Leeds to drink too much.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on February 14, 2016, 05:56:29 PM
Never known them to drink too little neither
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 14, 2016, 06:37:42 PM
Boom! Boom!...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on February 16, 2016, 03:39:07 PM
Duncan Reid & the Big Heads (in Augsburg on Wednesday? or Munich on Friday? or not at all? I just don't know yet)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on February 16, 2016, 04:22:20 PM
Friday. I'm back in Ipswich yet again for 'Red Flag 77'.

I should probably move there.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on February 18, 2016, 06:30:14 PM
Also booked the Stewart Lee-curated ATP at Prestatyn Sands in April.

We contemplated this one as I'm a Roky fan and also our friends The Wolfhounds are playing.
And The Wolfhounds have asked Roky to guest on their set doing 'You're Gonna Miss Me'.
But it was far too expensive on top of other things we have planned this year so sadly have to miss out.

That's a shame Ken. Only reason I'm able to afford the weekend is that I'll be sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag, sharing a chalet with a bunch of blokes I don't know. Not the most glamorous way to do the gig but at least I gets to see Roky and Dave..

Now added: The Flamin Groovies and (almost inevitably with Stewart Lee being such a big fan) The Fall

Got heavily discounted train tickets today too: just  £22.75 return.

April and May are going to be big gig months for me  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Dianne, the peculiar one! on February 25, 2016, 07:18:35 PM
Impressed by those noisy Leeds guys you highlighted Slaughter - let me know what they are like live!

Think these are the guys we saw supporting the Buzzcocks in Leeds - remember preferring them to the main act!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Dianne, the peculiar one! on February 25, 2016, 07:35:21 PM
Am battered and bruised from seeing Subhumans last night - hopefully might have begun to recover by the time we see Urban Voodoo Machine on Saturday!

Therapy? next Thursday at the Wardrobe in Leeds

Got TV in Manchester and then York

Punk and Disorderly in Berlin in April

? Saturday 23rd April UK Subs + Wonk Unit in Wakefield

? Shonen Knife at the Brudenell in Leeds

Other than Paderborn, North West Calling, Rebellion + October's GB Alternative Music Festival, that's all we have planned so far this year...

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on February 27, 2016, 06:11:02 PM
...that's all we have planned so far this year...

Not bad! Much more than I've been recently. (Ok, I planned some and then let them slip...)

There was no gigs on for this weekend. Now it looks like there's two to choose from for tonight!
Yesterday I heard about an acoustic show of my old mates The Lennons in Pforzheim. Today I hear about a gig by Sacri Cuori in Stuttgart, a band from Italy I'd like to check out. As of now, I don't know where I'll go.  :-\
Would be nice to meet some people I know, but I heard the Lennons "unplugged" before. Would also be nice to check out a newer band (apparently making music between Morricone soundtracks and folkrock).
Grrr. I hate it when I have too much choice.  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on February 27, 2016, 06:43:51 PM
I was going to brave the bus replacement service to go see The Wolfhounds tonight.
But I feel like shit so I'm not.

Television it is then. The box in the corner...not the band.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 27, 2016, 07:54:21 PM
They have a few gigs coming up in the UK later this year!

None I can make though :'(

(And I never use those emotithingies!)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on February 28, 2016, 12:08:41 PM
Last night I decided to check out the band I hadn't heard live before. Right decision. A heartfelt welcome to Sacri Cuori amongst my favourite bands (first one out of Italy)!  8)
Laboratorium (in east Stuttgart) is a bit like a pub with a stage, I found myself a seat not far from it. When 3 bearded men + 1 drummer without beard hit the stage, I didn't really know what to expect. Romantic Italian music (as the guitarist announced)? In a way, yes, but in many other ways: no!  :)
They were incredibly cool - I immediately understood why Hugo Race had recorded with them (as Hugo Race & Fatalists), some of their stuff has the same hypnotic quality as Hugo Race & True Spirit. (Similar bass sound too!)
Guitarist had a twangy 60's guitar sound, which I loved. Rest of the band: excellent, including the baritone sax (&whistling, which sounded very "Morricone" soundtrack-like).
Later they talked about how they toured Australia and made a loss of 6000 Euro. But there they met a singer who convinced them they don't need to be an instrumental band all the time: Carla Lippis. Who now came from the backstage room to sing in Germany for the first time ever.  8)
Later there was a break and then a second set, starting again with instrumentals, during one of them I had a real "high" (goose bumps all over and my brain was in outer space). Then Carla sang again and Chris Eckman (of The Walkabouts etc., whose music I like since 1994) had a guest spot (no surprise to me, as I'd seen him tuning a guitar before the show)! (Chris is also part of the staff of Glitterbeat Records, most of them were there I guess.)
It was all somewhere between Italo western soundtrack, blues, desert rock & jazz noir.
In short: I loved it and bought three cd's afterwards. Check them out if you ever get the chance to see 'em (live they're sounding better than on record)!!
https://youtu.be/SKOsHkT_ra0

http://www.sacricuori.com/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 28, 2016, 02:47:08 PM
Sounds like a great night Uli - nearly as good as mine sat marking lab reports (I know, and on a Saturday night too!).

No, I'm not jealous.

Gawd I need a break...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on February 28, 2016, 06:59:57 PM
... marking lab reports (I know, and on a Saturday night too!).

Uh, sorry to hear that! Hope there'll be a time soon with not so much work and more time for fun!  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 28, 2016, 07:03:14 PM
Ta matey.

I'm hoping to escape soon - for at least a couple of days.

You can always tell when I've got too much on my plate - I spend far too much time stress busting (i.e. talking shite!) on here!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on February 29, 2016, 09:09:05 AM
One of the next things for me is probably this:
http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/if-you-kiss-me-kiss-me

You can always tell when I've got too much on my plate - I spend far too much time stress busting (i.e. talking shite!) on here!

Oh that's okay, counts as "fun" as well!  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 29, 2016, 11:04:44 AM
Aye, but it's only fun for me...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on February 29, 2016, 11:27:34 AM
Reading your posts is much more fun than deleting spam...  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 29, 2016, 12:44:48 PM
Don't encourage me!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 29, 2016, 06:35:10 PM
Jane Horrocks and Rat Scabies live on stage.

Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd write!

Of course, Jane briefly dated Ian Dury, so perhaps their paths crossed many years ago...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 01, 2016, 10:45:37 AM
... perhaps their paths crossed many years ago...

Well they did release this cover a couple of years ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwP7uIY-3N4
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 01, 2016, 01:50:01 PM
... perhaps their paths crossed many years ago...

Well they did release this cover a couple of years ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwP7uIY-3N4

And recorded other tracks yet to be released.
Rat played them to me.
All covers.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 01, 2016, 03:29:26 PM
And recorded other tracks yet to be released.
Rat played them to me.
All covers.

Would make sense to release them soon.

(How often have I said similar things and it never happened...  ::) )
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 01, 2016, 11:39:34 PM
Also booked the Stewart Lee-curated ATP at Prestatyn Sands in April.

Roky Erickson
Sleaford Mods
The Raincoats
The Belrays
Thurston Moore
Dave Graney
The Nightingales...

Cancelled  >:(
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 02, 2016, 01:46:48 PM
Cancelled  >:(

Or possibly not.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2016, 02:08:43 PM
Thanks for the Horrocks/Scabies info guys - well I never!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2016, 06:27:14 PM
ATP?

http://www.nme.com/news/nme/91976

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/91948
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 03, 2016, 01:46:42 AM
On Arsebook tonight:

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The rumour which circulated online regarding our April festivals stems from a delayed payment from ATP to Pontins. This is something which we take full responsibility for, and are now resolving. The payment will be sent through to them tomorrow which Pontins will confirm when they receive. We apologise wholeheartedly for the concern and worry this has caused our customers, artists and curators. 

ATP customers were given incorrect information by Pontins staff, which was shared online at a rate which we were unprepared for. The festival was never cancelled, which Pontins have now confirmed. Our delay in responding publicly regarding this is due to our wish to be as clear as possible as we are still in the process of negotiating some smaller organisational details, which we did not expect to be sharing with you at this point. These will be resolved in the next few days, of which we will keep you updated.

Unfortunately with the speed at which the internet moves these days, inevitable problems that can always arise in the course of delivering an event can be magnified and speculated about before they get a chance to be worked through calmly behind the scenes.

While discussion between parties involved can take weeks to be resolved, the internet demands minute by minute updates on everything and in turn that can end up causing more confusion by people answering based on a sense of urgency and not completion. This is something we want to avoid. 

We will update you with more information as soon as it is available and we are grateful for your patience thus fok tonight:

Quote
 
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 03, 2016, 01:47:34 AM
I'm pretty f*ck*ng far from convinced  >:(
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 03, 2016, 01:53:01 AM
Excuse my ill humour.

I'm generally a light hearted person but these pond - dwellers are lowlife of the worst order.

Don't faff about with people who have a genuine love of music, ATP scumbags!  >:(
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 04, 2016, 08:50:29 PM
The Vibrators 40th anniversary gig, Islington Academy. A big venue for them to be headlining but they got the turnout they deserved- about 400. And what a treat it was- the current line up played a few before being joined on bass by Nick Peckham while Pete switched to lead vocals. Then the original lineup of Knox, John Ellis and Pat Collier came out to join Eddie - highlights were You Broke My Heart and Stiff Little Fingers. Then we had Gary Tibbs on bass for the V2 lineup-they did a few including Flying Duck Theory and Gary sang Public Enemy No. 1. Another guest was Phil Ramm who was in the band in 1980 and he sang the song he wrote- Disco In Mosco. One of the best gigs I have ever been to. Support band The Derrellas were great too.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 04, 2016, 09:12:49 PM
Excuse my ill humour.

I'm generally a light hearted person but these pond - dwellers are lowlife of the worst order.

Don't faff about with people who have a genuine love of music, ATP scumbags!  >:(


Further information on our April 15th-17th & 22nd-24th weekenders.

The upcoming Stewart Lee curated ATP weekend (15-17 April) can now be fully confirmed by both ATP and Pontins as going ahead as planned. From the Pontins management team:

"Our customer services department has been made aware that the event 15th April is going ahead so any queries we receive we will inform them of this."

Should anyone wish to contact Pontins on this matter, please email them on contact.us@pontins.com. ATP are also here to deal with any questions or queries you may have, please reach us at feedback@atpfestival.com

We would like to take this opportunity again to apologise for the length of time it took both parties to conclusively work through these organisational difficulties for the Stewart Lee event.

We are currently still fine-tuning some of these organisational details for the Drive Like Jehu weekend (22nd-24th April) alongside Pontins, with further information to be released next week. Again, we would like to assure customers who have purchased tickets, or those who intend to, that this event will be going ahead.

Regarding the ATP Iceland line-up announcement, we are delaying this until further notice, and until the details of both UK festivals have been completely finalised. Thank you for your patience.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 05, 2016, 06:41:20 PM
Excuse my ill humour.

I'm generally a light hearted person but these pond - dwellers are lowlife of the worst order.

Don't faff about with people who have a genuine love of music, ATP scumbags!  >:(


Further information on our April 15th-17th & 22nd-24th weekenders.

The upcoming Stewart Lee curated ATP weekend (15-17 April) can now be fully confirmed by both ATP and Pontins as going ahead as planned. From the Pontins management team:

"Our customer services department has been made aware that the event 15th April is going ahead so any queries we receive we will inform them of this."

Should anyone wish to contact Pontins on this matter, please email them on contact.us@pontins.com. ATP are also here to deal with any questions or queries you may have, please reach us at feedback@atpfestival.com

We would like to take this opportunity again to apologise for the length of time it took both parties to conclusively work through these organisational difficulties for the Stewart Lee event.

We are currently still fine-tuning some of these organisational details for the Drive Like Jehu weekend (22nd-24th April) alongside Pontins, with further information to be released next week. Again, we would like to assure customers who have purchased tickets, or those who intend to, that this event will be going ahead.

Regarding the ATP Iceland line-up announcement, we are delaying this until further notice, and until the details of

both UK festivals have been completely finalised. Thank you for your patience.


They're still  off my Xmas card list!

Thanks anyway Ken :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 08, 2016, 11:51:46 AM
Jane Horrocks sings The Smiths in If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35641231
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 08, 2016, 02:34:56 PM
Well, we've decided.
Great British Alternative Music Festival in Skegness.
Not quite 'Rebellion' but it'll do for a weekend away.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 09, 2016, 09:07:44 AM
Jane Horrocks sings The Smiths in If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Well I knew... from the website of the Young Vic. But I hope it won't be many songs.  :P

Quote
The set list - which mixes singles with lesser-known album tracks - features Joy Division's Atrocity Exhibition and Isolation, Buzzcocks' Fiction Romance and What Do I Get? and The Human League's Empire State Human.

Other songs include Soft Cell's Memorabilia, The Smiths' I Know It's Over, New Order's Temptation and Morrissey's Life Is a Pigsty.

Yeah well, not too many then.  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 09, 2016, 11:41:52 AM
Jane Horrocks sings The Smiths in If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35641231

Booked for the 9th April 'matinee'.
My birthday.
We'll be front row.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 15, 2016, 12:00:17 PM
I was there at the Young Vic ("preview" on Sat March 12th). Not knowing much about Jane Horrocks, I must say she's really cool! Great singing, great show, went over in a blink (I hadn't even finished my beer yet)!! Nice stage set, good dancers, all very enjoyable.  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 17, 2016, 09:21:35 PM
999- Newcastle very good, Edinburgh and Glasgow (for once) absolutely brilliant. No Pity back in the set after 20 plus years, Rael Raen too.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 17, 2016, 10:43:50 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35834400
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 18, 2016, 09:00:34 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35834400

Whatever critics say, I enjoyed it, well worth the tenner for the "preview".  :)

Quote
"...occupies the shadowy territory between a fully fledged theatre show and a gig."

That does ring true!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 20, 2016, 02:12:04 PM
999 Preston- really good gig and big crowd. Subterfuge back in the set. Carlisle- OK but dodgy PA and Klub Rock isn't a great venue. They did start with Brent Cross though for the 1st time in 30 plus years. Well Nick did till the rest joined in!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: claret999 on March 20, 2016, 11:27:40 PM
SLF in Manchester last night, place packed and an Awesome gig
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on March 23, 2016, 09:31:52 AM
Blimey Subterfuge and Brent Cross.... I should be catching 999 in Stamford the end of April.

Next gig for me is a late decision - the Stranglers doing Black & White tonight in Cambridge. I didn't enjoy the stranglers at Rebellion a few years back but everyone tells me that this is special so here's hoping!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 28, 2016, 10:38:13 PM
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - for the third time - tomorrow. If we must have 'pop music' it should be like this!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 29, 2016, 12:47:24 PM
Booked and ticketed for...

9th April - Jane Horrocks (ft. Rat Scabies)
23rd April - Johnny Moped & TV Smith
24th April - The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
20th May - The Damned
27th May - The Members & East Town Pirates
19th August - Penetration
27th August - Steam Powered Giraffe
7- 10 October - Butlins Skegness

No doubt there will be others.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Dianne, the peculiar one! on March 30, 2016, 11:36:42 AM
Just got tickets for Nina Hagen in September - really looking forward to that!
changed North West Calling to North East...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 30, 2016, 01:51:05 PM
Paul and Jacqui were, again, stunning last night:

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Paul-Heaton-Jacqui-Abbott-Royal-Concert-Hall/story-29018114-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 14, 2016, 07:31:14 PM
Off to the 'On-Off-On Again ' ATP weekend in cold and rainy Prestatyn tomorrow.

Shame Billy Childish cancelled but plenty of stuff to view and, of course, beer to be drunk.

Back Monday
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 18, 2016, 08:53:42 PM
Off to the 'On-Off-On Again ' ATP weekend in cold and rainy Prestatyn tomorrow.

Shame Billy Childish cancelled but plenty of stuff to view and, of course, beer to be drunk.

Back Monday

Other than the fact that barely anyone got paid, lots of acts never showed, and I spent three nights sleeping on the floor for the first time since I was a Cub Scout...it was all rather fun.

Doesn't look like we'll ever see the likes of it ever again as the ATP people appear to be bankrupt once more, taking a lot of good people with them.

Stewart Lee amongst many others deserve a lot of praise for seeing it through.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on April 18, 2016, 10:52:35 PM
Glad that you got something out of it - who did you actually get to see?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on April 18, 2016, 10:57:41 PM
Might well go and see Hawky McHawkwind tomorrow...

Don't worry, I won't inhale!

I pondered this in some detail as the last time I saw them (at least ten years ago), they were a bit pants. However, I've streamed the new album a couple of times and it's not too evil at all. The first single from it (out next month - remember when singles used to come out BEFORE the album?!) is quite bouncy really:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81bXCn49oRc
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 19, 2016, 06:49:46 AM
Glad that you got something out of it - who did you actually get to see?

Roky Erickson, Sleaford Mods, The Fall, The Nightingales, The Belrays, Stewart Lee, Dave Graney and The mistLY, Shonen Knife, The Ex, The Wolfhounds, The Raincoats, Blue Aeroplanes, Ex - Easter Island Heads, Shopping, Mission Of Burma, The Necks, Richard Dawson and bits of other bands, mainly ones like Bevis Frond, Giant Sand and Trash Kit, who were evidently dreadful within seconds of them starting.

Best bits: The Nightingales, Dave Graney, The Belrays, The Ex, Roky, Richard Dawson, Stewart Lee. The Fall were terrible, the Mods were ok but wouldn't pay to see them separately, Mission Of Burma were disappointing, The Raincoats sporadically great and painful. Richard Dawson was outstanding: not dissimilar to TV I guess, but with different subject matter. The Ex veered between Fugazi and The Magic Band in a good way. The Nightingales were awesome.

Partook of a lot of Guinness and cider.

Not a band, rather a way of passing the time.

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on April 19, 2016, 11:26:49 PM
That sounds like a GREAT weekend! Nice one!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on April 19, 2016, 11:30:06 PM
Just back from seeing Hawkwind for the first time in at least ten years. Dave Brock put me off last time with his sarcasm and 'can't be arsed' attitude.

They were VERY different tonight. I thought that they would play all of the new (concept!!!) album, but, whilst they played a lot of it, they mixed in plenty of classics too.

Only complaints:

Quietest gig I've ever been to - and in Rock City of all places.

A single encore of a single song. The appeals for more were far louder than the band, but we got no more. Guess you have to pace yourself when you're 74!

Overall, well worth catching.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 19, 2016, 11:37:40 PM
That sounds like a GREAT weekend! Nice one!

It was!

Now...if only there was a Punk Rock version of the same kind of thing...

 ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on April 29, 2016, 12:26:44 PM
999 tonight in Stamford....
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 29, 2016, 06:58:58 PM
Vice Squad + The Phobics at The Hope & Anchor tonight.

Am currently deaf in one ear (probably the after effects of a recent cold) which I'm rather hoping will be blown away by the evening's entertainment or, in the case of The Phobics, hoping I go deaf in the other ear too! ;)

Ooh look - post no. 1000 for me  :)

Oddly, following Alan's 999!  ???
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 02, 2016, 08:46:36 AM
Welcome to the cast of 1000s!  8)

Ooh look - post no. 1000 for me  :)

Oddly, following Alan's 999!  ???
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on May 03, 2016, 07:35:34 PM
Chelsea in York on friday. £14 to get in which I hought a bit steep especially as I missed the 1st 15 mins on account of them coming on at 9. Very good gig-some different sonmgs (no one's coming outside and a new one from the latest album). Disgraceful turnout though- I counted 24. York doesn't deserve a decent venue.
Saturday I was in a bigger crowd in Ashton to see 999.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on May 04, 2016, 09:42:49 AM
999 were excellent in Stamford, really fired up - they seem to really like this town, helped by the support, March To The Grave who arrange the gigs.

Good to hear Subterfuge and Real Rean again plus, unusually for 999, the encore changed from their list with a request for Titanic Reaction.

The Vibrators then played Saturday night but unfortunately I could not make that one.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 19, 2016, 03:44:14 PM
Hugo Race & The True Spirit (next week)!
This video from current tour sounds promising...
https://youtu.be/Qg02KKSWivw
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 19, 2016, 06:46:41 PM
The Damned.
Tomorrow.
Somewhere or other.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 19, 2016, 09:07:29 PM
Please don't forget to toss down some crumbs to us commoners your Honour!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 20, 2016, 09:41:50 AM
Please don't forget to toss down some crumbs to us commoners your Honour!

Loggia Box 35.
That's the first, lowest box on the right hand side of the stage.
Next to and looking down on the Choir Seats apparently.
Probably looking down on Monty's keyboards as well. He's usually on the right of the stage.

We'll wave. Royal waves obviously.  ;)

Ps. We'll be in The Goat on Kensington High Street from 4pm-ish.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 20, 2016, 11:15:47 AM
Many thanks for the information your Lordship.

We're hoping to go to the punk exhibition at the British Library before heading over to Albie's place.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on May 21, 2016, 12:15:18 PM
Brilliant night with the Damned, good to see so many friends just a shame it was all from a distance! Well other than Fred that is.

Here's a ditty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiE9DGt7Jik
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 02:21:11 PM
Yes indeed, a cracking night. We managed to take in the Punk 1976-78 Exhibition at The British Library beforehand. You won't learn a great deal new from it if you lived through those years/already have an interest in it, but nice to see a few real rarities. My favourites were the Pistols acetates and the letter of resignation signed by them all when Glen Matlock left.

We got to Albie's place in time for a quick pint and to claim a prime spot on the front row in front of The Captain (although we ended up slightly further left - towards Chris Cool - as things 'livened up' later!). We saw Lord Ken and Lady Xa arrive, but they were on the opposite side and didn't direct their gaze towards the pit of commoners. We saw the Fleagles arrive and they saw us at half time. I think Peter saw us, but when he said he was waving to us, all we got was 'blinded by the light(s)' (U wot? A Manfred Mann's Earth Band reference in a link on The Damned? Sorry - I will do better!).

Anyway, good to see audience effect microphones dotted around the place, so hopefully its been professionally recorded, but I didn't spot any (professional) cameras. If it wasn't filmed, surely a major error of judgement there folks!

The first highlight came from a guest appearance by Dave 'Phantom of the Opera' Vanian's entrance and many more followed (although I wasn't sure about the roadie dressed in a rather Ku Klux Klan-like robe later in the organ stall!). The mega-set proceeded (roughly) in time sequence from their most recent material back to their earliest (although I don't remember anything from "Not of This Earth" or "Music For Pleasure"), split into a more recent Goth-ish first half and a second, earlier punk-ish second section.

How else could you follow all that but with "Curtain Call"? So they did. Guest musicians were Chris Cool on trumpet and a young violinist to add Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" theme (largely lost due to feedback unfortunately - the only lowlight alongside Dave's microphone dropping out occasionally) and help build the song towards a tumultuous conclusion.

Dave lead the band through several bows and thanks to the crowd for 40 years of support and with that, we bade Albie farewell and strode out into the London night...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 02:24:47 PM
Set list:

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-damned/2016/royal-albert-hall-london-england-43fea7f3.html
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 21, 2016, 02:59:48 PM
Great review, thanx Fred!  8)

Anyway, good to see audience effect microphones dotted around the place, so hopefully its been professionally recorded, but I didn't spot any (professional) cameras. If it wasn't filmed, surely a major error of judgement there folks!

I heard a rumour that the amount of money RAH wanted for filming was way too much...  ::)

Guest musicians were Chris Cool on trumpet and a young violinist to add Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" theme

Emily Vanian (daughter of DV & Patricia).  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 03:08:15 PM
Ah, I suspected as much and ah, I suspected as much (but Dave didn't say it very clearly).

Ta for the info Uli - plenty of clips up on YouTube already I see...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 21, 2016, 03:30:10 PM
RAH ask a minimum 15 grand to film.
But I'm sure they could edit together a thousand Ipad clips and put it out....
I just hope someone got the audio, that's all I'm really interested in.
Don't need to see the ugly f***ers...  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 04:05:08 PM
I thought it would be more than £15,000 (a bag of crisps was £1.80!), and I'm sure they would have made money on it.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 11:11:50 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/the-damned-royal-albert-hall-review/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Dianne, the peculiar one! on May 22, 2016, 08:56:29 PM
Came across an interesting little band whilst checking out listings for GB Alternative Music Festival in Oct
"Inequality Street"
Thought we'd give them a go, lend some support...after checking online - lo and behold,
they're only playing with The Members and TV at the end of June in Scarborough!  Having previously decided that Scarborough wasn't really viable  (given that we're seeing TV in Preston on the Friday before going to Germany the next day), it's now in the schedule - clearly an omen!!
North West Calling, North East Calling and Midlands calling all on the calendar too.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on May 23, 2016, 08:24:31 PM
Another great Chelsea gig, another pitiful turnout for one of the best bands ever. Boro this time and so what if it was a sunday night. Good to see James back on guitar-he probably wondered what was going on after his 2 night sell out at Carnegie Hall with Tony Visconti, Debbie Harry, Cindy Lauper, etc.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 23, 2016, 08:56:52 PM
'The Members', 'East Town Pirates' & 'Smart Alex' in Ipswich on Friday.
Then a gap to 6th July and 'Brian James & Friends' at the 100 Club.
Then 'Toyah' at the Dartford Free Festival on 16th July 'cause, well, it's 10 minutes away and free.
Back to 100 Club on 19th August for 'Penetration'.
'Steam Powered Giraffe' in Lincoln on 27th August
100 Club (again) for 'The Members' (again) with 'Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds' 8th September

Then the Butlins Skegness thing in October.
And the Undercover Winter Warmer on 15th October in Hersham 'cause Bisley threw it out.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 24, 2016, 04:44:24 PM
I've just booked for Brian James too - looks like a cracker!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on May 26, 2016, 06:51:49 AM
PIL- really good gig spoilt by the loudest bass ever. Warehouse 23 is a fine venue but too small for them-you could hardly move never mind see anything.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on May 26, 2016, 09:31:08 AM
Talking of loud bass - Chris Hughes' bass was pretty loud at the Hugo Race & True Spirit gig (but not too loud), I liked that! Together with a great drummer it gave most songs a hypnotic groove!  8)
Gig was very good - despite some difficulties: took quite a long time to find a parking space, inside the "Laboratorium" (a pub with a stage) not many seats left and where I sat people kept walking past; after the break someone had taken my seat, I told her to keep it (I wasn't unhappy with that, so I kept standing & dancing a bit - rock gigs with seats are boring anyway; also I knew who that lady on my seat was... she's from "Sea+Air", labelmates of Hugo Race).

Hugo Race & The True Spirit played many songs from the 2015 album "The Spirit" and the 2015 EP "False Idols"! Finally a band with enough self-confidence to play mostly new stuff!! And very good it sounded too.  :)

Afterwards I bought the brandnew CD (recorded with Sacri Cuori, who I happened to see at this same place in February and became one of my fave bands) and the book "Road Series", Hugo kindly signed it for me. However his "For Uli, it was June 1998" puzzles me more than a little bit.  ??? (First time I saw Hugo Race live was in 2006, back in 1998 I didn't know who he was.)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on May 29, 2016, 08:59:16 AM
Went to yet another of those 40 Years Of... gigs on Friday at T Chance in Tottenham on Friday.

Never been to or heard of the venue before but I've almost always been on me toes when I've been in the area in the past as it's opposite Tottenham police station, the one that has stables for the match day horses, when I've been there to see Millwall play. It's a big old building, with a small room holding about 50-100 people at the front and a bigger one at the back with a high stage that could probably hold about 500. Arrived just in time to see the Bermondsey Joyriders give a slightly more energetic than usual performance, which was both great musically and fun. Whilst playing one of their football terrace anthems, Gary Lammin showed his football ground knowledge during the 'audience participation' bit of 'Football'. On the 'oo are ya?' bit, after a decidedly lukewarm response from the audience, Gary asked : "...I've heard the Park Lane End doing their bit - can the Paxton Road and the Shelf please join in?!..." Great fun and good music as ever. The Phobics played a typically enthusiastic set - more and more people wandering around in Phobics t-shirts nowadays - to an appreciative crowd that included Gaye, who had her punk art stall in the same room. Then wandered off to the larger room in time to catch Honest John Plain stretching 'First Time' out into a 7 minute yawn: a shame as I really like John and would've liked to have seen the rest of his set. I mean...you'll never get TV dragging OCW on for more than double it's original length, would you? (please Tim, no!!  ::)) Had to leave early as was up for work dead early the next day so missed, I think, Menace, which again is a shame as they're great too. Dropped three fifths of the Phobics off just south of the Blackwall Tunnel and got home in the wee hours.

Last night was Melt Banana at The Dome in Tufnell Park.

Noise, noise, noise.

I like them a lot.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on May 30, 2016, 03:49:28 PM
Few additions now to the Skegness thing in October.
It's looking mighty eclectic...

The Stranglers
Black Grape
The Tubes
From The Jam (with Bruce Foxton)
Big Country
Blockheads
Sham 69 (Tim V's)
Tom Robinson Band
The Rezillos
Bad Manners
Nine Below Zero
Anti-Nowhere League
Angelic Upstarts
The Lambrettas
Spear Of Destiny
The Stiffs
UK Subs
Goldblade
The Members
The Drones
The Transmitters
Dead Man's Corner
Marc O'Reilly Band
The New Forbidden (Loyd Grossman)

Plus an 'introducing' stage with

Chaos 8
B Movie Britz
Knock Off
Heavy Drapes
The Negatives
Resistance 77
First Wave
Suburban Toys
Snide Remarks
Church Of Eon
Inequality Street
Borrowed Time

....and more to be added apparently.

Sadly, and causing much 'consternation' the event has also decided to book the divisive 'covers' band

Sex Pissed Dolls.

I'll be in the other bar when they are playing....
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on May 30, 2016, 07:11:30 PM
Few additions now to the Skegness thing in October.
It's looking mighty eclectic...

The Drones
Plus an 'introducing' stage with

Chaos 8
The Negatives
Resistance 77
Suburban Toys

Looks like an interesting line up-The Drones? MJ's dead.
Chaos 8 is the girl from Loaded 44 but I hardly think the others need any introduction!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on May 30, 2016, 09:25:42 PM
Sadly, several members of several bands listed here are no longer with us, and at least one band listed has only a very tenuous link to their use of the name.

Still think that the "Sex Pissed Dolls" is a great gag! (Not too sure about the tribute ethic though...)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on June 05, 2016, 10:45:21 AM
Saw 999 again last night who were excellent even with a stand-in drummer who had had less than 1 hour's rehearsal - not sure what was wrong with Pablo? Enthusiastic crowd and a very changed set from just a week or so ago in Stamford including No Pity...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpsPtVS1jUk

Support band Doughy were a bit half-baked and failed to rise to the occasion though (actually they were good but I couldn't resist the puns, sorry!)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 17, 2016, 02:56:50 PM
Yes, some poor puns indeed if the band were actually good. Why did Pablo miss the gig? I hate drummers with poor timekeeping!

Anyway...

The latest incarnation of DMW on Sunday for me.

Some great photos on their website - especially the one of my two favourite singer/songwriters together (shame the next one spoils it!):

http://deadmenwalkingband.com/photos



























Right, that should have set Uli up nicely for a crack at my expense!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 17, 2016, 07:08:16 PM
Me, making jokes at your expense?  :o

You meant this?
(http://content.sitezoogle.com/u/201730/ec0df8f26a2376ebab935991091c47d30e30f882/1100w/3758661.jpg?1461436755)

Or this?
(http://content.sitezoogle.com/u/201730/4ddf2bebc06c44d3627a09adbe7077d09a74d691/1100w/3758657.jpg?1461436182)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 17, 2016, 11:18:11 PM
I like them both, but prefer the second one.

Uli! I left you with an open goal mate...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 18, 2016, 08:52:37 AM
I would never make any jokes about M*ke P*t*ers, you know that.  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 18, 2016, 05:48:16 PM
Hmmmm.........

Anyway, ATP company to close - no shock to some readers of this very thread I'm sure!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/16/all-tomorrows-parties-events-company-announces-closure
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 19, 2016, 07:18:53 PM
That's a shame. I've enjoyed the ones I've been to over the years.

Hope that someone or some organisation with the financial nous that ATP were clearly lacking can take up the cudgels for independent music.

There's far too many dreadful festivals stinking up the place every summer.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2016, 07:31:08 PM
Hear! Hear!

- and as you so rightly say, also There! There!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 20, 2016, 12:35:21 AM
Great night with the best line-up of Dead Men Walking to date at a packed Musician in Leicester last night. Kirk Brandon, Jake Burns and Dave and Segs from The Ruts showed that only three acoustic guitars and a drum skin with snares (yep, just a skin with brushes) can give tremendous power to some great songs. Lots of hits from SLF/ToH/SoD and The Ruts were played alongside some album tracks and a newbie from the forthcoming Ruts DC album. Some cracking stories too - but perhaps the funniest thing was them not leaving the stage before the encore as Dave was on crutches having recently had a hip replacement - Dead Men (Nearly) Walking indeed!

It was the last night of the tour, and they all said how much they had enjoyed it. I won't give too much away as I'm sure they'll be back for more soon.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 20, 2016, 09:21:37 AM
Thanks for the nice review (even though I know they probably won't ever come to Germany - but I hope Ruts DC will be back)!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 20, 2016, 10:56:20 AM
Oh, once Dave's off those crutches I'm sure there'll be no stopping 'em!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 30, 2016, 10:35:45 PM
Stewart Lee at Outside The Box, Sevenoaks Thu 6th October
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 02, 2016, 11:18:34 AM
Hm, maybe Honest John Plain in Augsburg (July 8th)... probably TV (late July)!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 03, 2016, 11:02:00 PM
Brian James on Wednesday = no live Wales v Portugal.

Up the Taffs!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on July 04, 2016, 07:15:12 PM
999 at the Dublin Castle, Camden Town. Great gig and the venue has improved beyond recognition since I was last there.  Good support from Londodn too and nice to see Knox there. I went to the Punk 76-78 exhibition at the british library earlier in the day- worth a look if you're in the area. One of the exhibits was the anarchy in the uk newspaper- the one and only issue the Pistols brought out. I used to have one of these bu sold it to Paul North years ago. One of my many stupid mistakes.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 04, 2016, 10:58:46 PM
Something a little different: An Audience with Rat Scabies at Nottingham Rough Trade.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncensored-presents-an-audience-with-rat-scabies-tickets-26336134086
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 06, 2016, 05:13:33 PM
Something a little different: An Audience with Rat Scabies ...

Sounds interesting! Report is a must, same as with tonight:
http://vivelerock.net/brian-james-to-play-100-club-anniversary-show/
 :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2016, 11:49:01 AM
But of course Uli!

I got there about ten minutes before the doors were due to open, so I joined the queue just in time to be moved as we were blocking access to the shops. A queue of punks along the edge of the pavement for no apparent reason drew a few funny looks and some snaps from the tourists! Lots of rumours flying around in the queue - Brian is coming on first and then it's the support band(?!?), Rat is playing (No shit Sherlock! He was in a nearby pub and I don't think it was ever intended as a secret.), Mick Jones and Tony James are coming and doing some London SS stuff, Texas Terri is singing...

Anyway...

It was a little disappointing to see that tickets were still on sale on the night (I never realised that so many London punks supported Wales!), but a good crowd was in by show-time. Great to meet up with Tony Smith (Sound of the Suburbs records) and Ken (Rockula) for a quick chat prior to the action starting.

Support was from the Black Bombers who I fancied catching due to their links with The Prefects, Brian and Rat, Walter Lure, etc., etc., over the years. Overall - fine, but not outstanding. Best song was their excellent cover of the Larry Wallis classic "Police Car".

Time for a quick change to Brian backed by drums, bass and keyboards. They kicked off with tracks from Brian's solo albums (Walk Around Naked, Becoming a Nuisance, The Twist) before "Born to Kill" kicked in. Brian's mate doubled up as both guitar roadie and singer for the second half of the set which also featured a slowed down version of "Alone" from the much maligned "Music For Pleasure" album before closing with "Neat, Neat, Neat".

The band left the stage to be quickly replaced by Rat adjusting the drums. The rest of the band came back, but sadly also brought out Ginger Wildheart who just blocked the centre stage without adding anything to the proceedings. There followed an extended jazz-punk (mainly thanks to Rat's fantastic drumming) version of "I Feel Alright (1970)" before - can you guess? - "New Rose" closed the show.

And close it, it most certainly did - all done and dusted by half ten and they were kicking us out the door at 11! That still left time for a couple of drinks with Tony and a brief chat with Gaye, together with a more extended one with Leigh Heggarty about guitars (sorry Tony!).

Overall, a great night as not only was it a chance to catch up with some old pals, but this was also the first time I was able to see Brian live. I joked to Tony before the show that I hoped that the guitar would be high and the vocals low in the mix. That's exactly what happened, as let's be honest now, as a singer, he's a great guitarist.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 07, 2016, 12:19:04 PM
Thanks for the review Fred.

Couldn't make it as I was playing (rather than watching) football over the East End of town.

Ah well...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2016, 12:23:59 PM
Did you win???
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 07, 2016, 01:44:20 PM
But of course Uli!

Thank you very much! Isn't it great when people do as they're told?  ;D

Wish I could've been there.
Hope Brian & Rat will maybe do a few shows for the 40th anniversary of DDD next year...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 07, 2016, 01:56:45 PM
I enjoyed the Brian James night.
But not so much for the actual music.
I'd been in the pub since 3.30pm and had 4.5 pints before I even got to the 100 Club.
Had a quick chat with Fred and Tony. Quick chats were the order of the day cause I knew about 50% of the audience. A great gathering.
Then I realised I hadn't eaten anything and went for food thereby missing half of the Black Bombers set. What I heard sounded great. I'll try to catch them again.

Brian's set was a bit 'Hit and Miss' to say the least. I enjoyed 'Becoming A Nuisance' (my favourite off the last album) and a couple of the old Damned tunes were fun.
But there was too much jazz 'noodling' in places.
And, as Fred says, Brian's no singer.

The 'guests' added very little. I didn't even know who they were.

The best part of the night was a (very) extended 'I Feel Alright' when Rat finally got on stage.
But then they fucked up the first half of 'New Rose'. Doh!

I had a great day/night and met up with so many friends I lost track. Met some folks who I've only ever chatted to online. Had 8 pints by half 10 and just shot off home without hanging about to chat cause my legs were a bit wobbly. They still are.

Glad I went but this won't be listed under 'Classic Gigs I Have Seen'. ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2016, 02:33:32 PM
Happy to comply Uli, and some shows next year would certainly be most welcome.

Glad you enjoyed the whole day Ken, but are you a "reliable witness"?!

Seriously, you caught the better section of the Black Bombers' set. Also, I'm not averse to a spot of quality noodling by gifted musicians, so I guess I enjoyed it for what it was.

Talking of noodling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcCDpZHG0mg
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 07, 2016, 03:24:17 PM
Glad I went but this won't be listed under 'Classic Gigs I Have Seen'. ;)

Makes it a bit easier for me not having been there.  ;)

Talking of noodling:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcCDpZHG0mg

Thanks, not bad noodling there!  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 07, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
That's not the 'noodling' I was talking about and 'I Feel Alright' was my favourite bit of the set.

As I said, glad I went. ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 07, 2016, 04:24:59 PM
Blimey the other bits must have been well and truly noodled then Ken!

Also sounds like ginger's mic was not even turned on....
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2016, 04:42:06 PM
Brian's mate had to use Brian's microphone as Ginger INSISTED on having the main one Alan - despite not knowing the words! He mainly stood there rocking backwards and forwards (out of time!) for the two songs he was on stage blocking my view - knob!

The clip selected to indicate the noodling was very carefully chosen from the range available on YouTube i.e. it's the only one up there so far.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 07, 2016, 04:49:55 PM
I think you knobbled his mic to contain his noodling Fred...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 07, 2016, 06:56:34 PM
Did you win???

6-3  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2016, 07:20:33 PM
Shayne - well done Sir!

Alan - I'd have nobbled him to prevent him getting on the stage!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 08, 2016, 11:43:37 AM
Brian's mate...as we've been calling him...was actually Alan Clayton.
He's the vocalist of 'The Dirty Strangers', the 'sometime/part-time' band of Keef and Ronnie (from The Rolling Stones) when they are not doing their day jobs.

The band was also where Paul Fox (The Ruts) spent his time in the late 80's.

Their eponymous album from 1987 featured all three guitarists plus Mickey Gallagher (keyboards), Mark Harrison (Bernie Torme's drummer), John Rollason (Kidda Band), etc., etc...

So this was them in 1987...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHre2tXyVHo
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 08, 2016, 04:54:57 PM
Well done Ken - some nice detective work there!

Someone in the queue outside told me that Alan was appearing, but I didn't recognise him or catch his name on the night. Too much of the rock'n'roll lifestyle eh?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 12, 2016, 07:18:22 PM
Ruts DC + Department S at The Underworld,  Fri 16th September.

Rather looking forward to it  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 12, 2016, 07:31:57 PM
Ruts DC + Department S at The Underworld,  Fri 16th September.

Rather looking forward to it  :)

...and TV the day before of course!  :D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on July 13, 2016, 12:10:17 PM
Ruts DC + Department S at The Underworld,  Fri 16th September.

Rather looking forward to it  :)

...and TV the day before of course!  :D

And where is that TV gig the day before??
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 13, 2016, 07:04:00 PM
Ruts DC + Department S at The Underworld,  Fri 16th September.

Rather looking forward to it  :)

...and TV the day before of course!  :D

And where is that TV gig the day before??

Erm...Kent?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 14, 2016, 09:17:55 AM
Just booked, yet again, for Billy Connolly. A truly funny, and very inspirational, man who doesn't let things like cancer and Parkinson's disease hold him back.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 14, 2016, 10:48:40 AM
If the weather allows ( ::) ) I might listen to a bit of Dave Gilmour on Schlossplatz in Stuttgart (from the outside, so if it rains I can just walk away)...

Also there's 2 singer/songwriters in Bad Boll tomorrow (Chantal Fatale & Roman Wreden), been to this little town before, but never to a concert.  http://www.bob-bad-boll.de/

TSOL are touring, but none of the gigs are really close. I doubt I'll make it to Munich or Wiesbaden...  :-\

Then there's the issue of Chelsea & Guitar Gangsters performing on the same day as TVOM! (You know which I'll prefer...)
Even if that fails, there's still more TV gigs towards the end of July (Horb & Dachau).  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 14, 2016, 11:20:15 AM
Uli!

Nnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

and

YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

I'm sure you know what I mean!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 14, 2016, 12:09:51 PM
Yeah, I know, I know...  ::)

In August there's the Dictators in Stuttgart! (That's more down your street, I guess.)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 14, 2016, 12:19:07 PM
...and hopefully up your alley!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 14, 2016, 03:31:32 PM
Ruts DC + Department S at The Underworld,  Fri 16th September.

Rather looking forward to it  :)

Me too. Got our tickets.
And the week before that I'm DJing at the 100 Club for The Members/Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds.
I've been instructed to only play tunes related to artists on the 'Streets' punk compilation which limits my choices somewhat.

But before that I've also got 'Penetration' at the 100 Club.
And 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' in Lincoln.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 14, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
I was going to say "Yay! the DJ's back!", but your hands are rather tied given the lack of output by some of those "Streets" artists.

Just play "I Am A Dalek" and then stick "Do it Dog Style" (the second best punk album ever) on repeat and head to the bar matey!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 14, 2016, 04:20:08 PM
Ruts DC + Department S at The Underworld,  Fri 16th September.

Rather looking forward to it  :)

Me too. Got our tickets.
And the week before that I'm DJing at the 100 Club for The Members/Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds.
I've been instructed to only play tunes related to artists on the 'Streets' punk compilation which limits my choices somewhat.

But before that I've also got 'Penetration' at the 100 Club.
And 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' in Lincoln.

I'll probably be at one if not both the 100 Club gigs too  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 15, 2016, 07:53:25 AM
...and hopefully up your alley!

Nah, 40 years on and I hate punkrock.  :-[

Ok, I'm going to see the Dictators if possible, but I also plan to see singer/songwriters like Terry Lee Hale etc. (Well I've always listened to all kinds of stuff since the 80's, never saw the point in limiting myself to one style...)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 15, 2016, 11:03:54 AM
Oh no you don't! Good - enjoy it, and quite right too!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 22, 2016, 12:08:37 PM
Last minute gig.
Tomorrow at the Pipeline in Middlesex Street off Bishopsgate.

The venue is closing down so my mate Flocky and his band 'The Fanny Pads' are doing the last night supporting 'Peter And The Test Tube Babies'.

And it's FREE entry.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 23, 2016, 06:04:48 PM
Going to see some punk band with my brother tonight, as recommended by Slaughterboy Snr. himself.

They're called Slider, apparently.

No, me neither...  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on July 24, 2016, 06:48:20 PM
Supersuckers at Leeds Brudenell on friday. Very disappointing. They played their country set including several tracks from the very weak new album. Last night- much better. Went to the Fulford Arms, York. Lurkers played a storming gig as did the excellent X-ray Eyes. A must see band at Rebellion if you're going. Geoff Oicott good fun too but not in the same class.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 25, 2016, 07:59:12 PM
Supersuckers at Leeds Brudenell on friday. Very disappointing.

You mean they sucked?  :P
(Glad I did not go to see them in Stuttgart then...)

Next up for me is TV. And after that possibly TV!  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on July 26, 2016, 11:10:27 AM
Next gig(s) for me is Rebellion, not so long now...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 04, 2016, 08:25:05 PM
Dictators review:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/03/the-dictators-nyc-review-spiky-proto-punks-ramp-up-the-incorrigibles
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 05, 2016, 09:02:42 AM
Dictators review

Thanks. Tuesday in Stuttgart. Is the plan.  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 05, 2016, 10:42:02 AM
Wish I could see them - enjoy!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 10, 2016, 11:14:16 AM
Wish I could see them

Me too, now it's too late. Didn't feel well enough for driving to Stuttgart, going to gig & driving back late.  :(
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 10, 2016, 11:23:26 AM
Bummer! Hope you feel better soon.

Maybe one day...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on August 10, 2016, 05:39:24 PM
Off to view Dag Nasty shortly. Yay!!  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 10, 2016, 05:44:11 PM
Any relation to Dagenham Dave?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on August 11, 2016, 12:29:25 AM
Neither Stranglers nor Moz songs of the same name.

Hardcore DC (as in Washington) early 80's punk rock. Think Minor Threat, Black Flag and Bad Brains with harmonies. Used to have Descendents and Bad Religion on the same bills when touring.

Lots of 40-50 somethings moshing rather happily tonight  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on August 11, 2016, 12:14:04 PM
I really like Dag Nasty's melodic style.
And they did great covers of The Ruts' 'Staring At The Rude Boys', Wire's '12XU' and Generation X's '100 Punks'.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 11, 2016, 03:29:43 PM
Sea + Air (I'm planning to see them in Sept, before that they are on a UK tour, check them out in case you wanna hear some indie folk/pop):
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12472511_1130014227044229_3578552298689053199_n.jpg?oh=055af8c91e412997186018abc527ac61&oe=5855A28E)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 16, 2016, 07:24:42 PM
Something a little different: An Audience with Rat Scabies at Nottingham Rough Trade.

Found this via Rat's Facebook:

Quote
GOOD NEWS: Rat Scabies is happy to do a meet and greet between 6-7pm so get there early if you want to take a couple photos with him. He will also be bringing a few signed copies of Rat Scabies and The Holy Grail, which will be on sale.
Only a few tickets left, they added (probably all gone now)!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 16, 2016, 08:24:10 PM
Sadly, looks like there were plenty available when I checked earlier...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 17, 2016, 09:28:59 AM
Oh well, maybe it was a marketing trick...  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 17, 2016, 10:12:59 AM
Attendance at summer shows is usually notoriously poor. Shouldn't be too bad as its only a small room.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 17, 2016, 10:34:44 AM
Well the lady who does this thing, talked about only 4 left (might be what she has left...)!

Not sure what's next for me, maybe "Obstwiesenfestival" on Friday (if the weather allows), feat. at least 2 bands I'd like to hear live (Die Nerven - not to be confused with The Nerves; Bloodred Shoes) and many more.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 17, 2016, 12:03:45 PM
That's far more reassuring!

If anybody can make it:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncensored-presents-an-audience-with-rat-scabies-tickets-26336134086
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on August 17, 2016, 12:39:26 PM
That's far more reassuring!

If anybody can make it:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncensored-presents-an-audience-with-rat-scabies-tickets-26336134086

I can't make it but as it's for a digital radio programme I assume we can listen to it at some point?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 17, 2016, 02:20:21 PM
Oh, right.

Well I won't bother then!




 ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on August 18, 2016, 10:55:16 AM
Maid Of Ace tonight in Canterbury.

Saw them last year supporting The Vibrators.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 20, 2016, 10:25:30 AM
Went to "Obstwiesenfestival" last night (it's free & open air - weather was good for it). First band I got to see in the tent (there's 2 stages, one big, one smaller in the tent) was "Die Nerven" from Stuttgart (not "The Nerves", also from the Stuttgart area) and they were great. Drummer was wearing a Sonic Youth t-shirt, which wasn't out of place at all, so you have a "reference point" - but the music of Die Nerven sounds a bit more, erm "nervous", with many breaks and hectic passages to follow the little breaks... loud, intense, full of passion. Great show!  8)
Next up was a band from Australia, Sticky Fingers on the big stage, not very interesting, a few more reggae-inspired songs sounded better than others. Then The Slow Show (from Manchester) in the tent, the name gives a hint, reminded me of The National, Tindersticks... you get the picture. Bit "slow" for a festival, but the people seemed to like them. Next was Boxer Rebellion, indie pop from UK, but too "kitschy" for my taste (like Coldplay etc.)! Mantar outta Germany (I saw the t-shirts in the merch tent and immediately knew it was gonna be too metal for me): just too loud and after 2 "songs" I got tired of the grunting/yelling and went away, still the noise emitting from the tent was hard to take...  ::)
Finally Blood Red Shoes (UK) took the big stage, I enjoyed what they did (like Mantar, only 2 people on guitar/vocals and drums/vocals)! Still I left early before the encores, because it was getting really late (1.20 am already)...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 20, 2016, 10:48:35 AM
Watch this video to get a glimpse of the greatness of "Die Nerven":
http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/rockpalast/video-live-preview-die-nerven---angst-100.html
 8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on August 20, 2016, 01:30:01 PM
After a fraught journey of cancellations and diversions we got to the 100 Club last night just seconds before the support band, Klammer, went on stage. No time for the usual pre-gig meet-up in The Ship unfortunately.

They were interesting. Very post-punk/Wire/Gang Of Four but with some guitar that was a bit Gothy; a little like The Mission in places. Vocals were more 'spoken-in-tune' than 'sung' which reminded me of The Blue Aeroplanes. Unfortunately the soundman wasn't very good during their set and it was a bit 'muggy'. I think he was saving the 'good mix' for Penetration.

The event was over-subscribed and over-sold. The venue was more packed than I've EVER seen it. I reckon they broke their licence by allowing around 100 more people in than capacity should allow. They also removed ALL the tables and chairs leaving absolutely nowhere for Xa to sit and rest. It was like a sauna in there and several people suggested the place change it's name to 'The 100 Degrees Club'.

We watched the first half of Penetration from the doorway near the stairs. We were asked to move but when we asked where to they just shrugged and let us stay there. The coat-check people let Xa use one of their chairs for a bit when they weren't using them themselves.

Penetration were on excellent form despite having a stand-in 2nd guitarist who had only had a couple of rehearsals. They did most of the new album and it was spot on. When they got to the 2nd half of the set, the 'classics', it didn't sound as good. Maybe the heat, maybe Pauline's vocal range has changed, but we only stayed for 3 more songs then went home.

Got delayed on the way back to the train station as Bishopsgate was closed to traffic. We managed to walk down past the corpse on the pavement. Stabbing or road accident we don't know but there was a lot of blood running into the gutter. Unpleasant.

We're glad we went but it was one of the most uncomfortable gigs we've been to since the last time we went to Rebellion.

At least next time we go there I'll be DJing and Xa will have a seat at the merch desk. :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on August 20, 2016, 07:33:12 PM
Was going to go to the Penetration gig but decided to take in some Deptford punk rock at The Birds Nest instead.

Missed the first band due to the slow moving disaster that is South East London traffic currently but arrived in time to see most of the next band,  the terribly named Blue Carpet Band. Apparently they're supporting the Subs in Southend next week and, from what I've seen, they'll do all right. They have a very good front man, who I nicknamed 'Crazy Legs Nelson' on account of his, um, dancing. His singing was infinitely better, belting out very dirty punk 'n' roll to an enthusiastic, if not exactly competent lead/rhythm/bass + skins set up. He introduced one of their songs as being either a 'Brand spanking new song' or 'A brand new spanking song'. I forget. Whatever, it rocked. Their set was pretty good, so good that I'll forgive (and forget in time) a fairly terrible cover of Sonic Reducer. Watch 'em.

Last band left standing were The Phobics.

They've lost their lead guitarist, Sean, but replaced him with their original guitar slinger, Paul. Therefore, they played
the kind of set they used to play 10 years ago with just a few exceptions, including a new song. Went down as good as ever. Ended up with extra guitarists and singers on stage just like the old days.

Funnnnnnnn!!!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 21, 2016, 03:36:32 PM
Krankschaft and Inner City Unit again last night. The Krankies delivered a cracking, tight space-punk set before ICU did a massive 2 and a quarter hours - very impressive since Nik turns 76 this week! Steve (guitar) and Kevin (drums) played both sets and must have been knackered at the end - just four more dates to go guys!

This was my first visit at The Doghouse in Nottingham. Great venue, which the band(s) loved and want to return to soon. I've never been to a gig where the bands and audience mixed so much. Nik signed the cassette (anyone remember cassettes?) inlay to "Masters of the Universe" which was the second album I ever bought - I think I've mentioned the first one on here a few times...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 23, 2016, 01:40:39 PM
Might have to go and see Krankschaft and Inner City Unit again tonight...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 24, 2016, 11:56:42 AM
I did go and see Krankschaft/Inner City Unit again last night.

Good news - The Hairy Dog has changed rather considerably from the dingy, small upper room I visited last year:

"2016 saw the opening of our new 500 capacity venue room, with an impressive new stage, p.a lighting rig, cloak room and most importantly our new bar. The venue is now all on ground level to make access easier."

Bad news - after both Nottingham gigs I attended this year were well attended, I estimate only around 8% of the 500 capacity was achieved last night. The problem was that issues with the pre-sales ticket website (naming no names - but it was Ents24) made it look like it was sold out. I emailed to see if I could get in and was told no problem (no exaggeration!). Both the band and the venue hurriedly issued statements saying that tickets were available. The guy next to me at the gig had also thought it was sold out and only came when he saw that it wasn't on F*c*b**k.

Self-deprecating as ever, Steve Pond (guitar for both bands) said as he took to the stage for the first set "We brought Krankschaft on the tour to expose them to ICU's audience - turns out we don't have one!". Anyway, both bands delivered their usual storming sets, although I felt slightly short-changed that ICU only did two hours ten minutes this time! Nik Turner turns 76 on Friday and its a miracle that he's still going (to be honest voice long gone, but sax still spot-on) as he has had far more than his fair share of sex and drugs and drugs and drugs and drugs and drugs and rock'n'roll!

London tonight and Bristol tomorrow if you fancy catching them.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on August 24, 2016, 12:14:48 PM
Well we're off for our annual visit to the Steampunk festival in Lincoln tomorrow.
The first year was 900 people; now it's about 25,000 visitors over the period of 5 days. That's paying and the passing curious.
That first year 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' played in the back room of a community hall. Capacity about 50.

This year they headline the main hall of The Engine Shed with a capacity of 1,500 and it's almost sold out.

There's also the first British date for the French Steampunk band 'Victor Sierra' and the return of the USA's 'Frenchy And The Punk'.

So that's my next gig anyway.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Alan on August 24, 2016, 12:57:00 PM
Still haven't seen "The Men...", but certainly want to!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 27, 2016, 04:16:51 PM
A very fair ICU review - just a year out with his age. He was 75 when he started the gig and 76 when it finished:

http://www.bristol247.com/channel/culture/music/reviews/review-inner-city-unit-louisiana
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on September 07, 2016, 08:50:04 PM
The Parrots at The Victoria in Dalston tonight.

I'm at least 20 years older than the next old git here!!

Still...garage punk from The Kids From Madrid...gotta be done, innit?!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 07, 2016, 11:44:12 PM
I felt a bit crap today, so I went to the first night of Spear of Destiny's latest tour to cheer myself up. Great show opener I won't spoil in case anyone else is going, but what I will say is that the set had far more strong album tracks and far fewer "greatest hits" than those of recent years.

A really tight show for the first night and having Steve Jones (not that one) back on keys really filled out the sound.

Excellent stuff - feel better already.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on September 08, 2016, 03:29:00 PM
The Members, Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds....and the return of DJ Rockula from retirement for one night only. Or until the next time I'm asked.

100 Club here I come. Again.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on September 09, 2016, 08:28:52 PM
16th September - Ruts DC/Department S - Camden Underworld
7th - 10th October - Lots of stuff - Butlins Skegness
5th November - Chelsea/Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds - Camden Underworld
18th November - The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing - 02 Islington

That's it so far.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 24, 2016, 09:25:02 AM
That time when you wanna go catch a "new" act and they invite a support whose name rings a bell... so I had to get out a 25-year-old cd and take a listen, still liked "Circle Slide" by The Choir.
Sea & Air (who I wanted to see live for a while now) flew them in from USA to support them on their tour.
Great show from both acts (and they both supported each other by guesting on some songs)!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355010_1168888423156809_7765197220317830593_n.jpg?oh=4373b95a029042ddfb88c3fd0fe6f5d2&oe=5883A96E)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on September 24, 2016, 10:16:45 AM
12th November, Chinnerys, Southend.

Jilted John, The Members and John Otway.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 28, 2016, 07:49:55 PM
Terry Lee Hale (with Antonio Gramentieri of Sacri Cuori) soon!
Hugo Race Fatalists (= Sacri Cuori) late October
Guitar Wolf & The Nerves probably in Oct.
...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on September 29, 2016, 08:07:25 AM
Terry Lee Hale (with Antonio Gramentieri of Sacri Cuori) soon!
Hugo Race Fatalists (= Sacri Cuori) late October
Guitar Wolf & The Nerves probably in Oct.
...

Obviously not The Nerves of 'Hanging On The Telephone' fame?!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 29, 2016, 08:27:25 AM
Obviously not The Nerves of 'Hanging On The Telephone' fame?!

No. I mentioned them many times before, they're from here (around Stuttgart/Goeppingen/Reutlingen). Watched many gigs when a friend of mine was their singer between 2000 and 2004. After quite a few line-up changes, they have had a steady line-up since 2010 with a very talented girl singer (not to mention her mohawk...)! She has sung a few of their songs in Japanese, thus they fit the show with Guitar Wolf! (Most other songs are in English or German.)
Video
https://youtu.be/7nDqHz8vtlQ

Web
http://www.cptproton.com/index.htm
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 29, 2016, 11:05:54 AM
Yes, I hate that 'same name' confusion too! To take my mind off it, I'm going to this lecture by one of The Buzzcocks:

https://www.rsb.org.uk/images/branch/EM_Flyer_AGM__Lecture_Nov_2016_.pdf
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 30, 2016, 09:45:29 AM
Well, no such name confusion with Terry Lee Hale or Antonio Gramentieri, I hope...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14457257_1087366781340439_2788591096876932195_n.jpg?oh=9521afb2d23533be9ad40d0a6b8af867&oe=587E0D35)

They played a fine gig in Laupheim last night - despite Terry's cough and only a very slim audience! In fact Terry said he could buy everyone a drink - and he did! Very nice, won't forget that.  8)

Had a quick chat with Antonio (of Sacri Cuori, one of my fave bands) afterwards, he'll be on tour with Hugo Race after this tour with Terry. I plan to see them in Tuebingen in a month!  8)
Not sure if I'll go to another Terry gig in Stuttgart tonight, but do I have better things to do? Not really...  :-\
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 30, 2016, 10:33:18 AM
Oh I don't know about that - I might follow up Prof Diggle's lecture with one by Dr Hale!

http://www.hull.ac.uk/cpt/tjh.html
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 01, 2016, 10:50:17 AM
Oh I don't know about that - I might follow up Prof Diggle's lecture with one by Dr Hale!

Nice one!  ;D
Couldn't make it last night, but I think there'll be another Terry gig (maybe next year...) someday.

Really looking forward to Hugo Race Fatalists, as their album "24 hours to nowhere" is excellent.
http://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/emr/album/59338-24-hours-to-nowhere/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2016, 10:28:33 AM
Saw this German singer/songwriter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNYcHDYZzio

(English version of the lyrics at the end of that recording!)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 03, 2016, 12:00:00 PM
Saw this German singer/songwriter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNYcHDYZzio

(English version of the lyrics at the end of that recording!)

I assume you've seen this....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWF7HTOT8BU
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2016, 12:08:20 PM
I assume you've seen this....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWF7HTOT8BU

Erm, no... but I read about it when researching the song. Thanx.
Gotta say I really enjoyed hearing the "acoustic" version live. (DTH wouldn't have fitted in there tbh...)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 06, 2016, 09:51:19 AM
It will be difficult visiting all the gigs I'd like to see in late Oct. and November...
Cheetah Chrome will be in Karlsruhe (Oct 23rd), as will Duncan Reid & the Big Heads (Nov 10th). Seeing Karlsruhe is a bit far, this will probably be a last-minute decision in both cases.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on October 08, 2016, 09:00:22 AM
Not a gig, but maybe some of you will want to go...
http://www.norwichsoundandvision.co.uk/view/conference-speakers/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 10, 2016, 08:14:49 PM
I'll get around to a review tomorrow (probably) but I have to say Butlins Skegness was excellent.

Already booked for next year with Skids, The Vapors, Lene Lovich, Ruts DC, Toyah and Theatre Of Hate confirmed....

Now...Lemsip for my 'gig flu'. ;)
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Post by: Uli on October 11, 2016, 03:02:20 PM
I'll get around to a review tomorrow (probably)

Hurry up, we're waiting!  :P
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Post by: Rockula on October 11, 2016, 04:48:19 PM
I'll get around to a review tomorrow (probably)

Hurry up, we're waiting!  :P

I'm not really well enough to do it today.
To say I'm feeling 'rough' would be a vast understatement.
I've been out of bed about an hour and soon I shall go back to bed.
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Post by: Uli on October 11, 2016, 04:58:26 PM
To say I'm feeling 'rough' would be a vast understatement.
I've been out of bed about an hour and soon I shall go back to bed.

Alrighty, this time, for once, you're allowed to do that.  ;)
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Post by: Uli on October 15, 2016, 10:31:34 AM
You okay, Rockula?

Next for me I hope Guitar Wolf (+ The Nerves; from Germany)!
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Post by: Rockula on October 15, 2016, 02:00:33 PM
I'm recovering slowly thanks. Been ill nearly a week and it seems a large number of other people who went to Skegness came back with a bug/virus.

I'd do that review but it seems a bit pointless now that there's loads of other reviews of the event online.

I might do it anyway.
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Post by: Rockula on October 15, 2016, 06:14:59 PM
I'm recovering slowly thanks. Been ill nearly a week and it seems a large number of other people who went to Skegness came back with a bug/virus.

I'd do that review but it seems a bit pointless now that there's loads of other reviews of the event online.

I might do it anyway.

In fact I have. But it's quite long so I've started a separate thread for it.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 17, 2016, 12:59:32 PM
ABC tonight for me in Canterbury.    Couldn't find my Gold Lame suit though.  Ok, it would not have fitted before ANYONE starts!!!!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 17, 2016, 06:30:00 PM
ABC tonight for me in Canterbury.    Couldn't find my Gold Lame suit though.  Ok, it would not have fitted before ANYONE starts!!!!


Martin Fry is a nice bloke. Met him through his brother, Jamie, who was in the truly wonderful Earl Brutus. Back then, Martin had just gotten over a serious illness, but was generous with his time and chat. Met the lead singer from Placebo the same night. Bit of a wet blanket to be honest.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 18, 2016, 02:50:19 PM
ABC tonight for me in Canterbury.    Couldn't find my Gold Lame suit though.  Ok, it would not have fitted before ANYONE starts!!!!

And what an excellent night it was..  2 x 45 mins sets, the second being Lexicon of Love and then a second rendition of look of love as is had been track 1 on side 2 and played earlier.

There was no support and they started dead on 7.30 with "when Smokey sings".   half the row in front of us turned up 10 mins in and then commented at the end that he had not played "smokie"...  I of course had the pleasure in saying that had they arrived on time then they would have heard it....
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Post by: Uli on October 19, 2016, 09:29:53 AM
Guitar Wolf put on a crazy show. Loud & fast (Lemmy would've been proud), with little "breaks" - sometimes I wouldn't know if it is the end of one song or a break or the start of a new one...  ;D
For a Tuesday the club was pretty full (apparently GW hadn't played Stuttgart in 10 years).

Support The Nerves fitted in well (with some songs in Japanese) and the audience liked them.  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 24, 2016, 11:06:45 PM
Johnny Dowd tomorrow in shitty Islington.

Great act, terrible town.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 27, 2016, 06:03:29 PM
ABC @ RAH - OK?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/abc-royal-festival-hall-review/
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Post by: Uli on October 30, 2016, 10:36:28 AM
Exactly one month after I saw Antonio from Sacri Cuori with Terry Lee Hale, I saw him again last night performing with his band in Hugo Race Fatalists!

The arrival doesn't go as smoothly as expected, not that much parking space at the Sudhaus (which is on the outskirts of Tuebingen), so I cross the mainroad, look for a suitable place and walk back over... I follow the signs to where the gig is going to happen (Sudhaus looks like a former brewery or something like that). Upon entering I am surprised to find a big entrance hall (walls are white with a few paintings hanging there & very high - almost as high as the building we had in Augsburg for EB), which has a very cold and unwelcoming effect on me... So I buy my ticket and then go outside for a while again, as it looks like it'll be a while until the gig will start. Later, inside again, I sit down for a while (and feeling quite "down" as well)... I see Antonio and other band members walking around, but I don't feel like chatting to them right now.
The concert hall itself is much "cosier" than the cold entrance hall (with curtains behind the stage, lit from underneath). Hugo Race & the members of Sacri Cuori take the stage quite early (8.35pm) - they perform lots of songs from the new album ("24 Hours to nowhere") plus older songs from albums they'd recorded in recent years. One of the mesmerizing highlights for me is "Night Vision" (a song I hadn't heard before, but bought the cd with it afterwards)! Definitely a song to listen to on a night drive...  :)
Hugo & the band are in fine form, delivering the quieter and the more rocking songs as you would've hoped for! I like the way Antonio seems to play his guitar with all the emotion and devotion he can bring in.
First encore sounds strangely familiar, but not a song from Hugo, so must be a cover - finally I recognise Dylan's "Love Sick".
Also performed is another cover (I know from the album) of The Byrds' "Ballad of Easy Rider".

After I buy some items at the merch desk, I leave the Sudhaus in a better mood than when I walked in, which is always a good sign. Well done by this band.  8)

(http://bilder.t-online.de/b/78/17/99/64/id_78179964/610/tid_da/kein-laecheln-hugo-race-fatalists-.jpg)
(No, they never smile... ;) Pic taken from t-online without any permit at all.)
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Post by: Rockula on October 30, 2016, 01:27:14 PM
Assuming that I've finally kicked this chest infection I will be going to the Underworld next Saturday for 'Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds' supporting 'Chelsea'.

We're actually going more for the 'Nosebleeds' than for 'Chelsea'.

Xa really likes the 'Nosebleeds' after seeing them at The 100 Club and she's volunteered to do their 'merch' table. Also, 'Chelsea' is one of those few 'original' punk bands that she's never seen and she wants to 'tick them of her list'.

She's still grumpy that she was 'born too late' for the first time around.  ;D
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 31, 2016, 11:11:23 AM
Went to see Midge Ure last night.  Excellent 90 minute set playing at least 1 track from each of the 17 albums that he has been involved in from Rich Kids through Visage to Ultravox and solo stuff..  Sadly no Slik but than thankfully no Band Aid.

Excellent support both as "support" and as his backing band from the India Electric Company.


Next up.  Wilko Johnson in conversation on Wednesday in Canterbury Cathedral..

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Post by: Fred21 on October 31, 2016, 11:36:54 PM
That's impressive knowledge - bit of a fan or just curious?

Enjoy Wilko!
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Post by: Uli on November 02, 2016, 11:17:04 AM
Well I'm looking forward to seeing The Cure again on Sunday - it's been a good 8 years since the last time (Feb 2008). This is the first time they're touring without a new album out (or on the horizon, as it was in 2008). They've performed 2 new songs during this tour so far, but I've heard no news about any releases (in fact I didn't see any interviews or anything about their plans). Setlists seems to vary a lot, thus it will be quite surprising what they'll perform at this show!  8)
(From what I gathered they performed about 80 different songs during their US tour!)
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 03, 2016, 07:23:28 AM
At very short notice, Killing Joke tonight at Colchester Arts Centre, which is a very small venue considering that they're playing the Brixton Academy the next night. It's a converted church which is very atmospheric, but a long drive to and from with an early start at work tomorrow to follow. Bound to be worth it though.
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 03, 2016, 01:17:05 PM
That's impressive knowledge - bit of a fan or just curious?

Enjoy Wilko!


Wilko was Wilko..   I don't think that the interviewer had done much research on him and I think that he was rather daunted by him.  The questions put to him were rather vague and I think that he expected Wilko to "open up" with the responses rather than just "that was so long ago"..   He (the interviewer) harped on about the "modern" Feelgood's who obviously rankle Wilko, but he still kept on asking the same same subject.  The same was about Wilko childhood again (so long ago).  Wilko kept on "drifting in & out of boredom", but when he did latch on to a subject he was very clear & lucid.

He did a book signing afterwards and chatted more then, I then had a brief chat with his son and of course mention T.V., he said that he had enjoyed the gig that they had done in Southend a couple of years ago and hoped to do it again...

Next up, next Wednesday Billy Bragg in Canterbury..  (whoo hoo, big names now coming!!!)
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Post by: Rockula on November 03, 2016, 01:41:05 PM
Due to my chest problem persisting and Xa having a possible minor MS relapse we will no longer be at the 'Chelsea' show on Saturday.

Bummer.

We hope to be recovered in time for 'John Otway' on the 13th.
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 05, 2016, 06:46:34 PM
At very short notice, Killing Joke tonight at Colchester Arts Centre, which is a very small venue considering that they're playing the Brixton Academy the next night. It's a converted church which is very atmospheric, but a long drive to and from with an early start at work tomorrow to follow. Bound to be worth it though.

Yep  :)

Marching music for Goth armies. Geordie, Jaz and Youth still doing their stuff.

Brix & The Extricated at The Lexington last night. Apparently, they signed a recording deal at the venue, with a new lp due next spring. Hanley S. apart, I'd give it a miss. Almost all eyes were fixed stage centre on Brix, other than me and the sports journalist John Anderson, who were both looking stage right at an aging school janitor, angrily wrestling his Fender bass like it was a writhing alligator. The rest are paste...
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Post by: Uli on November 07, 2016, 05:37:03 PM
The Cure were even better than expected last night! I had a splendid afternoon spent with some Cure fans (who I met for the first time, arrangements were made via this oldfashioned internet thingy) in a pub/restaurant in Bad Cannstatt. I'd rented a room for the night in Plochingen, as the ticket was valid for public transport (a few hours before/after the show).  8) So I could allow myself to drink a few beers with the fans. At the venue I met a few old friends (one offering me a sleeping place for the next time).
The Twilight Sad was a support band chosen by Robert Smith himself. They do indeed sound quite sad (reminds a little of Joy Division - so don't check them out Fred!)...
The Cure played a brilliant set for this show, it started (and ended) with a few songs from "Disintegration" (1989) plus many more (e.g from "The Head On The Door" album etc). Encores included a new song and the 'pop hits' (circa 1979-1992).
Great lightshow, good band, I was happy with this concert.  :D

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14993465_1125452267531890_6069104067797320917_n.jpg?oh=3c9659ee7bdb45dd51aba7ff58a71259&oe=58889C9F)
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 07, 2016, 06:46:26 PM
The Twilight Sad was a support band chosen by Robert Smith himself. They do indeed sound quite sad (reminds a little of Joy Division - so don't check them out Fred!

I, erm, rather like The Twilight Sad   :-\
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Post by: Uli on November 07, 2016, 07:37:51 PM
I, erm, rather like The Twilight Sad 

Cool! I didn't know much about them before this tour! I do like "melancholy" music at times (especially right now...).

(Fred doesn't like JD, so not for him probably...)
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 10, 2016, 02:10:14 PM
Billy Bragg in Canterbury last night, with Joe Henry

My first time of seeing BB.

Started with the duo doing songs from their new album, all of them "Train based" :) :) then BB went of while Henry played another 30 mins of solo stuff.  After the break, BB came back with 30 mins of his own solo stuff, before another 30 minutes of the rest of the duo's new album.

In between the songs, the chat was very political, with Joe Henry beaing almost in tears after the Trump result!!

All in all though a good evening.



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Post by: GJ on November 14, 2016, 09:07:55 PM
Some good ones lately- 999 in York. Killing Joke who were brilliant at a small venue- Fibbers in York. I only found they were playing he night before and couldn't believe it wasn't sold out. Vibrators in Scarborough- no Pete (I think he was at the Killing Joke gig in London!) so a stand in bass player at very short notice. Not the best I've seen them. Vibrators in Edinburgh with Pete. Brilliant gig after Hibs v Falkirk and loads of great pubs.
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Post by: Rockula on November 16, 2016, 11:02:14 AM
Friday will be another gig by 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing'.

But they've got a support band I hadn't heard of and they sound pretty good....

'CuT' - Time Traveller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9GOR0YvLJk
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Post by: GJ on December 04, 2016, 08:54:34 PM
Some good ones recently- 999 in Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Gateshead. Aberdeen was my 300th gig and I was presened with a cake to commemorate the occasion! Riverside Rebellion in boro yeserday was really good. Jaded Eyes from Leeds who sound like early Black Flag were the 1st band I saw. Very enjoyable. Church of Eon, Nick Austin's other band. Very good at what they do but not for me. Cyanide Pills, brilliant as usual. I didn't think Duncan Reid and the Big Heads could follow them, but they were amazingly good. They were OK when I'd seen hem before but nothing like as good as this. Then Newtown Neurotics surprised me by being very poor- slow sluggish and out of tune. Finally another good set by The Vibrators.   
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Post by: Rockula on December 05, 2016, 12:19:34 PM
As is usual for me as we enter December I have no gigs lined up.
I'm sure they'll be one or two before Spring but they'll be 'spur of the moment'.
My knees hate Winter more each passing year.  ;D
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Post by: EastKentTaff on December 14, 2016, 04:28:31 PM
Well last Friday was supposed to be The Damned in Margate, but that was cancekked (and cant make the new date!_

Human League at Festival Hall last night.  Superb 90 mins set and very good support Eekos.

Subs in Margate on Saturday then thats it until 100 Club in Jan (my 1st ever visit)/
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Post by: Uli on December 25, 2016, 06:09:21 PM
Told you it's too early to list my fave gigs...
The Lennons will be celebrating their 35th anniversary tonight with their (already "traditional") Xmas show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApC0226UysE

Should I go? Well, I don't really have better things to do...  8)
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Post by: GJ on January 31, 2017, 08:58:13 PM
Good 1st gig of the year for me at The Brudenell in Leeds. Rezillos- great fun as usual though song selection could have been better. Faye looked like she'd over indulged over xmas! Dept. S- only know one of their songs (the obvious one). They were OK. The young bloke in a suit on lead vocal looked very out of place and apparently there's no original members left. Flies On You opened; very good they were too.
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Post by: Uli on February 01, 2017, 09:46:18 AM
Short notice of a PamP solo show came in. Augsburg (in Bob's) on Saturday. Hope I can make it.  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 02, 2017, 06:11:51 AM
Going to see the first band I ever saw live, way back in 1975 as a 12 yr old. So...Saturday night at The 100 Club will be a trip down memory lane to see Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers! Cavan must be all of 120 years old by now...

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Post by: Fred21 on February 02, 2017, 01:08:29 PM
Well I never!

I can just picture you..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WXfOq8R6s
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 02, 2017, 07:55:26 PM
Well I never!

I can just picture you..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WXfOq8R6s

I was No.64!   ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 02, 2017, 08:05:40 PM
Actually, they're a bit more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91zK-rU5zc

Or at least they were, way back in 1830...
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Post by: Fred21 on February 03, 2017, 12:54:36 AM
Well I never!

I can just picture you..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WXfOq8R6s

I was No.64!   ;)

Boy or girl?
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Post by: Fred21 on February 03, 2017, 12:58:24 AM
Actually, they're a bit more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91zK-rU5zc

Or at least they were, way back in 1830...

Aye, but now they're more like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr57DNlDByY
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Post by: Fred21 on February 03, 2017, 12:59:38 AM
Whatever!

Hope you have a ball matey!
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 03, 2017, 07:39:30 AM
Well I never!

I can just picture you..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WXfOq8R6s

I was No.64!   ;)

Boy or girl?

I'm not entirely sure...  ???
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Post by: Fred21 on February 08, 2017, 12:07:26 AM
How was the gig Shayne?


...and after all that jiving, how are your hips/knees/feet?
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 08, 2017, 05:16:52 PM
Roy Wood in Oxford this Saturday and Oxford V Milton Keynes in the afternoon..
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 08, 2017, 07:03:00 PM
How was the gig Shayne?


...and after all that jiving, how are your hips/knees/feet?

Far better than I was expecting. Recognised Cavan straight away and one of the guitarists from way back when although, apparently, other than the bass player, they're the original line up. Considering that they started in the 60's, not bad durability. Ok, so they don't jump about like I remember, but the music and vox are the same. But the Jet Black Heart Ale went down rather well (the 100 Club has gotten so much better in the beer department since Brew Dog came in) and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves so...yep, enjoyed a little trip down Memory Lane.

First time I've been in the 100 Club and not known anyone though. A few ridiculous looking Teds were never going to spoil the evening.

Rocking backwards and forwards on my toes was the closest I come to dancing nowadays.

I blames the Jet Black Heart meself  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on February 08, 2017, 11:30:40 PM
Glad you enjoyed it matey - and Jet Black Heart is a great name for a beer in a rock'n'roll venue.

Phil's turn next - will you see your baby jive?
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Post by: Uli on February 09, 2017, 11:23:28 AM
Jet Black is a beer brewer now?  ;D

Anyway, tonight I might watch a band described as "Turkish Psychedelic".
http://www.babazula.com/site/

The "Raetsche" in Geislingen used to be a place I went to very often (especially from 2002 to 2009 or so), lately there wasn't so much on, but now it looks like it's getting better, starting with Chuck Prophet & band tomorrow.
http://chuckprophet.com/
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 09, 2017, 11:53:39 AM
Glad you enjoyed it matey - and Jet Black Heart is a great name for a beer in a rock'n'roll venue.

Phil's turn next - will you see your baby jive?


Front Row seats....  and "meet & greet" afterwards..  So all my Move stuff is packed!!, some already signed by Bev Bevan & Carl Wayne..
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Post by: Fred21 on February 09, 2017, 12:13:00 PM
Sounds Wizzard!
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Post by: Uli on February 10, 2017, 06:54:13 PM
Anyway, tonight I might watch a band described as "Turkish Psychedelic".
http://www.babazula.com/site/

... Chuck Prophet & band tomorrow.

Couldn't make it yesterday (headache), today has to be the one day this week on which it snows.  :(  ::)
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 13, 2017, 06:40:02 PM
Sounds Wizzard!

He was excellent..  backed by a 8 piece band, the sound was spot on.  75 mins of hits from Move to Wizzard.

Footy though (Oxford v MK Dons) was forgetfull until Oxford scored on 88 mins and MK had a player sent off on 93..
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Post by: Fred21 on February 13, 2017, 09:30:54 PM
Nice one!

Get your stuff signed?
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 14, 2017, 12:36:31 PM
Nice one!

Get your stuff signed?

Yup...  and a photo...
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Post by: EastKentTaff on February 14, 2017, 12:37:18 PM
The Vibrators have cancelled Canterbury on March 16th..  Havn't gleaned why yet.
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Post by: Rockula on February 14, 2017, 02:13:37 PM
Looks like my next gig will be

'Before Victoria' and 'IDestroy' at the Hope & Anchor on the 4th March.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on February 14, 2017, 10:54:13 PM
Nice one!

Get your stuff signed?

Yup...  and a photo...

Double nice!
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Post by: Rockula on February 21, 2017, 03:50:07 PM
I'm probably going to....

CONVERGENCE 2017:
BBC Radiophonic Workshop ft. Andrew Weatherall, White Noise, Orka, and DJ Ben Osborne
@ The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
Wednesday 22nd March.

A friend who is a Doctor Who fan invited me and I thought it might make a change.  :)
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Post by: Uli on March 03, 2017, 10:40:46 AM
Tomorrow probably Fred & Toody Cole (of "Dead Moon" fame) on their last European tour, supported by Chris Cacavas & band. Should be a good night out!  8)

http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/5390/fred-toody-cole-of-dead-moon-usa-chris-cacavas-band-usad.html
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Post by: Uli on March 05, 2017, 01:22:41 PM
Last night was good, support band alone was worth it. Chris Cacavas (saw him before at some point) had a real good band with him (especially the guitarist), playing some kind of guitar rock (not too far from Neil Young etc.)!  8)

It was good to see Fred Cole one more time (possibly the last time, as this was supposedly the last Euro tour of him and wife Toody, both said they'd been doing this for 50 years), after all it was him who wrote "You must be a witch" (by The Lollipop Shoppe), one of my faves from the garage rock '60s!
While it was good what they did, what was missing was the drummer of the Dead Moon days. Still, they played many good songs (just 2 voices, bass and fuzzy guitar) and it was clear that the audience loves them...
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Post by: Rockula on March 05, 2017, 02:42:22 PM
It was good to see Fred Cole one more time (possibly the last time, as this was supposedly the last Euro tour of him and wife Toody, both said they'd been doing this for 50 years), after all it was him who wrote "You must be a witch" (by The Lollipop Shoppe), one of my faves from the garage rock '60s!

As covered by The Damned... :)

My night out to the Hope & Anchor was interesting.
Our main line trains are STILL not running into London 'cause of engineering works. No trains at weekends until at least May.
So we had to get a tube to Whitechapel and change to the Overground to get to Islington.....and the Overground was full of delays and the overhead information displays were all wrong. 15 minutes until a train supposedly going to our destination.
Then our supposed train to Islington stopped 2 stops early and then we had a further 15 minutes wait for a connection.
It took us nearly 2 hours to do what is, after all, only a 19 mile journey.

Anyway, first guy on was called 'Schoolgirl', just one guy on guitar and backing tapes. Pretty good, but sounded like every 'alternative' band of the 80's all mixed up together. Nearest I can describe is 'Wah Heat meets Blancmange via Depeche mode'. Few sound glitches, and he occasionally seemed to forget what key he'd recorded his own songs in, but it was only his 2nd live show so I'll give him time to sort it out. Not terrible.

Next was 'IDestroy', a three girl 'Party Punk' band from Bristol who we thought were great.
They sound like this only much, much louder....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHMHSPaZhjU

The main reason we went was to see Marc ('The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing') and his own band 'Before Victoria' who do 'Punk from the 19th Century and Punk NOT from the 19th Century' (his own description). His live band is actually made up of two members of his other band (Andy on keyboards and Jez on drums) plus a female bass player (Joanna Khoo) so that Marc can play guitar and sing lead vocal. This was only their 2nd gig proper and they had it all together. I love the album and they recreated the sound perfectly.
https://beforevictoria.bandcamp.com/album/carry-on-up-the-chartists

We had to leave early and not hang about for the post-gig drinks 'cause we couldn't risk having no train home. Also, after 4 pints of Punk IPA I wasn't sure I'd find my way home.....
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 06, 2017, 10:12:12 AM
Thanks for your review!  8)

As covered by The Damned... :)

Yeah! I'm not 100% sure if I heard the song first and then read about the cover or vice versa. (I bought the "Nuggets" cd box around the "same" time as I received the "Neat Damned Noise" issues about covers...)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 06, 2017, 05:33:48 PM
Slaughter & the Dogs play Stuttgart next Friday. While I heard bad things about a recent gig in Freiburg (too short at only 1 hour incl. encore), I'm thinking about going... anyone here seen them recently?

Rumour just heard: Sex Pistols playing club shows next month! Plus world tour to follow...  :-\
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 06, 2017, 08:46:03 PM
ALWAYS go and see SATD!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 06, 2017, 08:47:05 PM
http://en.mediamass.net/people/the-sex-pistols/new-album.html
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Mansunkid on March 07, 2017, 08:29:11 AM
Slaughter & the Dogs play Stuttgart next Friday. While I heard bad things about a recent gig in Freiburg (too short at only 1 hour incl. encore), I'm thinking about going... anyone here seen them recently?

Rumour just heard: Sex Pistols playing club shows next month! Plus world tour to follow...  :-\

Yes...
http://konzerttagebuch.blogspot.de/2017/02/slaughter-and-dogs-nopes-cologne-sonic.html
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 07, 2017, 09:34:00 AM
Yes...
http://konzerttagebuch.blogspot.de/2017/02/slaughter-and-dogs-nopes-cologne-sonic.html

Cool, thanks.

ALWAYS go and see SATD!

Okay...  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 07, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
Good man - review please!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 08, 2017, 02:52:54 PM
You know I never write about the gigs I've seen...   ;)

After Slaughter & the dogs it's hopefully Alejandro Escovedo on Sunday (I don't know all that much about him) with Don Antonio as support (who's from Sacri Cuori, one of the best bands ever).
http://www.rollingstone.com/country/features/hear-alejandro-escovedos-cathartic-new-album-w446057
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/alejandro-escovedo-mn0000621423/biography

They will also be touring the UK afterwards, so you can't complain:
http://www.alejandroescovedo.com/tour-dates/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 10, 2017, 09:43:22 AM
You wait months for a gig, then three come along at once...

Slaughter & the dogs tonight. (Die Nerven play in Reutlingen tonight, but I saw them in August, so...)
"Doctorella" and "Family 5" play tomorrow (first feat. my mates the twins, who announced it at short notice)
Don Antonio and A. Escovedo on Sunday.

I'd already wondered what I'd do on Saturday, good thing that's cleared now.  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 10, 2017, 12:55:47 PM
SLF at The Forum tonight.

And Danny Baker's one man performance of his Cradle To The Grave book/tv show at Shepherds Bush Empire Saturday 1st April  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 10, 2017, 03:39:03 PM
I'll be joining Kim (Grumpyinblack) to see the fantastic Ruts DC supporting (propping up?) The Strugglers on Monday. Hope they are better than their last insipid performance. Even when Hugh was with them I went to every tour, but they were always rather hit-and-miss - I'll report back...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 10, 2017, 04:53:43 PM
I'll report back...

Yes, please! I'm interested to read how this one goes. I'd love to see Ruts DC (their current single is a great great song). The Strugglers will please you by playing their complete "Written In Red" album?  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 10, 2017, 04:58:01 PM
Kim caught the first night of the tour in Lincoln:

Mini-report from that night:

Ruts DC were great. I missed the beginning and would definitely want to see them again. Stranglers excellent. Real mixed bag of tunes all fab. Dave's keyboards sounded epic best for years live I think. Genetix. Bear cage few unusual ones.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: grumpyinblack on March 10, 2017, 08:31:26 PM
Ah Fred so bitter! Hugh chose to go, get over it. The menninblack kick arse and always will (although those weird PR years took a bit of dealing with). Happy to go along any time they play cos you never know when they wont again. See you Monday! Remember Babylon is Burning......
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 11, 2017, 09:18:08 AM
Hugh chose to go, get over it. The menninblack kick arse and always will ...

Fred's comment was that they were always a bit hit and miss, even in the Hugh years...
If he won't enjoy it, give him something to kill the pain!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0t1S6qww9o

Review of S&TD to follow (soon).
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on March 11, 2017, 11:47:53 AM
SLF at The Forum tonight.

And Danny Baker's one man performance of his Cradle To The Grave book/tv show at Shepherds Bush Empire Saturday 1st April  :)

Saw Danny Baker at Margate 2 weeks ago, superb stuff and chatted afterwards while books were being signed.

Good luck in T'cup on Sunday..
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 11, 2017, 12:17:06 PM
"Well it's all Fred's fault", I think to myself as I'm waiting for the support band to finally start their show... even if I won't like Slaughter & The Dogs later, I can blame it all on Fred, who told me to go.  :P
The Razorblades aren't bad at all, surf punk, mostly instrumentals - only a few with words, I do remember all the words from one of them which were "amazing, awesome, wow" (they learned these in America, of course). They get to play maybe a tad too long, one of their last few has a long, drawn-out guitar solo in it (yawn)...
Slaughter & The Dogs put on a good show, the rhythm section is rock solid, guitar & vocals very good too (and I can hear most of it clearly), they seem really into it! The setlist is probably very similar to the one Mansunkid posted in his blog (however Stuttgart gets one more encore!), including the cool covers (Waiting for the man, Get It On) and the "hits" (Where have all the boot boys gone & Cranked up really high). Good gig, thanx Fred!  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 11, 2017, 02:28:17 PM
VERY happy to take the blame for that Uli.

Yeah Kim - they were/are ALWAYS rather hit and miss - whatever the line up. Shall we continue this 'academic discussion' in Formans on Monday?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 11, 2017, 03:08:33 PM
Thanks again Fred & mansunkid!  :)
Forgot to mention: it was good to be greeted with a handshake from local promoter Micha at the entry (yeah I went to many of "his" gigs). Tom (bass player from Toy Dolls) was doing the aftershow party (DJing), but I gave that a miss (had to catch my train - part of journey done again with public transport), it shouldn't get too late when you wanna see 3 gigs in one weekend...
Tonight it's off to the Vitamin Gallery, actually it's free entry (always good!) and there is a slight TV connection: "Family 5" features Peter Hein (also from Die Fehlfarben) who sang backing vocals on one of TV's albums (MO).  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 11, 2017, 05:01:14 PM
SLF at The Forum tonight.

Yet another 40th anniversary tour  ::)

They played a storming 'Johnny Was'. Everything else, whilst good, paled by comparison.

Unusually large mosh pit and absolutely jam-packed.

Glad that Jake kept his rambling to a minimum as it's kind of detracted from the overall enjoyment of the evenings in recent years. Admittedly, he has "issues" but...if you're going to bang on about them, do it in song, not by droning on about them. Please.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Mansunkid on March 11, 2017, 05:17:20 PM
VERY happy to take the blame for that Uli.

Yeah Kim - they were/are ALWAYS rather hit and miss - whatever the line up. Shall we continue this 'academic discussion' in Formans on Monday?

Tonight again SATD @ Duesseldorf, ZAKK  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Mansunkid on March 12, 2017, 08:35:50 AM
VERY happy to take the blame for that Uli.

Yeah Kim - they were/are ALWAYS rather hit and miss - whatever the line up. Shall we continue this 'academic discussion' in Formans on Monday?

Tonight again SATD @ Duesseldorf, ZAKK  :o :o :o :o

 :-X :-X :-X :-X was cancelled last night
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 12, 2017, 01:29:53 PM
Boo!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 12, 2017, 01:30:52 PM
Sorry to hear about cancellation. You must've enjoyed it if you intended to go again!!

Last night I went to the "Vitamin Gallery" in Reutlingen. Never heard of it until my mate Flavio sent me an email about the gig he and his twin brother Fabrizio were gonna play there as part of "Doctorella" (the band of twin sisters! plus a guitarist).
When I arrived I was pleased to see there was food on offer at decent prices (e.g sweet potato curry for 4 euro)! Next thing I was pleased about was seeing the parents of the twins, who I hadn't seen for much too long. Nice to meet them and their sons and some more family members... Then the art exhibition was opened officially. It's portraits of other artists, sometimes with quotes from those artists included in the painting.
Then Doctorella came on, they have good songs with some hilarious lyrics. Steinbach Twins were excellent on bass & drums (as usual)! Free entry, so lotsa people were in and most seemed to enjoy it.
Family 5 were really great. Peter Hein is a weird but good frontman. Band (incl. horn section) was on great form, playing some kind of ska/punk. Mostly original material from old times and their new album, later some good covers were included - "Helden" (Bowie), "Shake some action" (Flamin' Groovies) & "Another Girl Another Planet" (The Only Ones)! Lovely!
2 great bands, art, food, lotsa nice people, what a great night out!  8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhjCXDKEf44
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17308766_1243201305756985_4547787575962539696_n.jpg?oh=9a78240bfa3d0b6a51bd56e3df15a69e&oe=595F8CDA)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Mansunkid on March 13, 2017, 07:40:26 AM
Sorry to hear about cancellation. You must've enjoyed it if you intended to go again!!

Last night I went to the "Vitamin Gallery" in Reutlingen. Never heard of it until my mate Flavio sent me an email about the gig he and his twin brother Fabrizio were gonna play there as part of "Doctorella" (the band of twin sisters! plus a guitarist).
When I arrived I was pleased to see there was food on offer at decent prices (e.g sweet potato curry for 4 euro)! Next thing I was pleased about was seeing the parents of the twins, who I hadn't seen for much too long. Nice to meet them and their sons and some more family members... Then the art exhibition was opened officially. It's portraits of other artists, sometimes with quotes from those artists included in the painting.
Then Doctorella came on, they have good songs with some hilarious lyrics. Steinbach Twins were excellent on bass & drums (as usual)! Free entry, so lotsa people were in and most seemed to enjoy it.
Family 5 were really great. Peter Hein is a weird but good frontman. Band (incl. horn section) was on great form, playing some kind of ska/punk. Mostly original material from old times and their new album, later some good covers were included - "Helden" (Bowie), "Shake some action" (Flamin' Groovies) & "Another Girl Another Planet" (The Only Ones)! Lovely!
2 great bands, art, food, lotsa nice people, what a great night out!  8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhjCXDKEf44
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17308766_1243201305756985_4547787575962539696_n.jpg?oh=9a78240bfa3d0b6a51bd56e3df15a69e&oe=595F8CDA)

It's quite funny, Uli: I saw Family 5 last nicht at the "Haus der Jugend" here in Düsseldorf. Wonderful Set - great Band!  ;D ;D ;D
by the way: SATD was cancelled because the local promoter wanted the band to play in the little pub of the ZAKK... total idiots: there is space for TV to play his solo set but not space for a band...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 13, 2017, 11:04:35 AM
It's quite funny, Uli: I saw Family 5 last nicht at the "Haus der Jugend" here in Düsseldorf. Wonderful Set - great Band!  ;D ;D ;D
by the way: SATD was cancelled because the local promoter wanted the band to play in the little pub of the ZAKK...

Wot a bad idea - you'd think the local promoter would know about the size of local pubs.  ::)

Great to hear you did see Family 5 also. I honestly didn't know much about them, but I really enjoyed their set! Funny how you often get to see the same bands as I do!  :)

Talking of bands... my "music weekend" continued on Sunday night! I was alarmed to read that there was going to be an "early start" at the "Raetsche" in Geislingen, which lead to me missing the start of Don Antonio & Band. Basically his solo project is similar to what he does with Sacri Cuori, inlcuding all kinds of music from surf to twist and influences from Italian folk music.
I bought the cd (official release date is in April!) from the kind man (Francesco) who plays baritone sax, keyboards etc. (he's also in Sacri Cuori). He even recognised my face from the times I'd bought stuff in Stuttgart & Tuebingen last year...
I was kinda surprised to see the whole Don Antonio band was also the backing band for Alejandro Escovedo! It was a good rock'n'roll show (with some slower numbers too)! The instrumental parts in the song "Sally was a cop" brought tears of joy to my eyes! Alejandro is a good guitarist & singer and has many tales to tell (his father had 12 children, 8 of which are professional musicians!). Check him out if you can (UK tour in April)! The whole band was great, I just love the way Antonio plays (often with his eyes closed, playing with a passion that gives the impression that he lives for music...)!  8)
Afterwards I bought Alejandro's new album too, later he was around to sign it, so we talked shortly, seemed a nice bloke (and his wife was friendly too, she handled the merch). I also got to chat a bit more with Francesco and Antonio, before I said bye and hit the road (only a 20 min drive).
Great weekend, met so many nice people, heard great music, bought some cds (I haven't listened to 'em yet...) and was enjoying it all so much. Happy times.  :)

(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17203073_1244154558994993_6989008808328419310_n.jpg?oh=25b909e9218272de46060bf93ac4a41d&oe=596EB90E)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 14, 2017, 12:51:50 AM
Met Kim (Grumpyinblack) in Nottingham's smallest venue, Foreman's Punk Rock pub for a beer prior to grabbing a bite to eat and another beer in Nottingham's third biggest venue (Rescue Rooms). Then it was into Rock City (only the Arena is bigger) to see The Ruts DC open the show. Segs, Dave and Leigh shared their precision with the name of Segs' bass (as usual) and delivered a faultless support slot concentrating on the new album and the classic Ruts singles. Only "Something that I said" was missing from those and only "Mighty Soldier" represented the earlier Ruts DC periods. 10/10 - shame it wasn't longer as the crowd were baying for it!

"Welcome to the Classic Collection - whatever the fuck that is!" said Baz at the start of the Stranglers two-song encore which ended a set of around 2 hours 45 minutes. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the band could have (correctly) predicted that the "Classic Collection" meant that all but around 15 minutes of it stemmed from Mr Cornwell's tenure. Anyway, from the opening "The Raven" to closing with "the oldest classic" - Go Buddy Go - and No More Heroes, this was the best I've seen them since Hugh left. For a Mackem his accent when he sings sounds remarkably like Mr C. He's also been practicing his guitar - although he still simplifies Golden Brown's solo and his efforts during most of 5 Minutes would take far longer than that to fathom! 8/10.

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 14, 2017, 10:45:09 AM
Nice tour of venues!  :D

this was the best I've seen them since Hugh left.

Sounds great, thanks for the review!  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 14, 2017, 12:17:16 PM
All three venues are within two minutes walk of each other/the city centre - and I've seen Mr Smith play in all three of them!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 14, 2017, 01:36:29 PM
I'n need counselling after 2 hours 45 mins of The Stranglers! No band should play that long.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 14, 2017, 02:32:42 PM
I'n need counselling after 2 hours 45 mins of The Stranglers! No band should play that long.

Without a break?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 14, 2017, 08:31:54 PM
JJ didn't even leave the stage before the encores - just talked to some fans/signed things!

Mind you, we only got one, two-song encore.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 15, 2017, 09:18:01 AM
No band should play that long.

That's just because the punk bands you (mostly) watch only play for 1 hour.  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on March 15, 2017, 08:43:33 PM
No band should play that long.

That's just because the punk bands you (mostly) watch only play for 1 hour.  ;)

There are other kinds of bands?  ???
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on March 16, 2017, 10:10:22 AM
There are other kinds of bands?  ???

Yep, they call it "new wave".  :P
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 16, 2017, 11:02:55 AM
...but it's really just "Safety in Numbers"!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 16, 2017, 03:32:26 PM
Think I might do Camden Rocks.
A lot of bands I've never heard of but The Damned, Ruts DC, The Professionals. Urban Voodoo Machine, Zodiac Mindwarp and a line-up of 250 bands means I'm bound to enjoy some of it....  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 18, 2017, 12:44:06 PM
Starting to get some dates in the gig diary now....

3rd June - Camden Rocks Festival
22nd June - The Fuzztones (229 The Venue)
23rd - 30th August - Various 'Steampunk' bands in Lincoln
6th - 9th October - Butlins Skegness
25th October - Tom Robinson (The 100 Club)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 22, 2017, 01:05:40 AM
Just back from seeing Theatre of Hate (60% of classic line up) at Rock City. I'd heard a lot of The Pack/ToH on John Peel's show, and had a few singles, before this, but I first saw them on 7th October 1981 supporting The Clash at the good old Glasgow Apollo. That remains the MOST impressive support slot I've ever seen. I fell in love with Uncle Kirk  that night, although not in a Boy George-type way. He's the only artist I've ever seen anywhere as much as I've seen TV. Anyway, tonight three original members (Kirk, Stan Stammers and John "Boy" Lennard) were  reunited and delivered another cracking support slot. I thought I was at the wrong gig initially since they opened with Spear of Destiny's "Grapes of Wrath", but the rest of a cracking set was classic ToH with a few tracks from last year's album appropriately placed to spruce things up a bit.  I've seen previous reunion shows, but they were on truly cracking form tonight - shame it wasn't longer. A bigger crowd than The Stranglers/Ruts DC were in and were very appreciative of them. Great stuff - 10/10.

SLF (50% classic line up) also played some songs in between Jake's lectures. They were also on good form, but I wish he'd let the set flow more - 8/10.

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on March 22, 2017, 01:16:21 PM
Nice one Fred.
I saw The Pack in 1979. I loved The Pack.
But I've never seen TOH or SOD.

This omission will be corrected in Skegness.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on March 22, 2017, 02:22:15 PM
You'll love it/them (slightly incestuous line up(s) involved).

In very stark contrast to their usual gothic/gloomy entry music last night, ToH paid tribute by coming on to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDPPgWbfXY

Seemed very fitting and was much appreciated by the crowd.

I noticed that Stan Stammers hung around the back of the venue after ToH's set talking to fans (I was on the front row for ToH's set and near the bar for SLF's - I'm not daft!). I said hello in passing and he was very friendly, but rather mobbed by fans. He looked absolutely delighted to be back playing with the band and looked to be enjoying some quality reminiscing with fans.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on March 24, 2017, 01:28:17 PM
I saw SLF & TOH last night at Leeds Academy and Fred's review sums it up perfectly. I enjoyed TOH more and wouldn't have gone if they hadn't been supporting. Their sound was excellent, so much so that I made a point of complementing the sound guy. SLF sounded crap to start with but things improved. Some odd songs I didn't know too. They were OK though. Really big turnout and I can't understand why better bands only pull a franction of the crowd SLF do.
First time I saw TOH was in Scarborough shortly after their 1st Peel session was broadcast. They were brilliant but me and my mate were the only ones who thought so and received some insults when we called for more at the end.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: claret999 on March 26, 2017, 10:53:02 PM
Well I also went to see SLF in Manchester at the O2 Ritz last night but due to the fact that the Headliners are on an hour earlier than any other gig venue ( the bands have to be finished by 10 pm as the venue turns into a nightclub at 11 !) We got there late and totally missed TOH !! Damn. SLF were very good and the atmosphere was great (Gig had sold out 2 months ago) but I have seen them play a lot better, the sound was not quite right somehow.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 02, 2017, 08:27:24 AM
Danny Baker's one man performance of his Cradle To The Grave book/tv show at Shepherds Bush Empire Saturday 1st April  :)

Didn't quite know what to expect but...had a great time.

Danny does about three hours of chat about his life, without getting out of first gear really. A lot of his chat is just a general ramble about his childhood (he lived about a quarter of a mile away from me in Rotherhithe) that he either couldn't fit into the tv series, or wasn't allowed to! Low-level crime, pranks and japes mostly, but Danny is a good raconteur and the hours flew by most amusingly. It also helped that our seats were right next to the bar!

Danny said that he'd expand upon the show 'next time'. As this was the last show of the tour, it sounds like he's planning another. If he does, I'll go again. £20 well spent  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 03, 2017, 09:24:38 AM
Last night I saw "Xixa" live at Raetsche in Geislingen...
http://www.xixamusic.com/
Unfortunately it was a bit too loud (maybe due 2 drummers being onstage), but a very adventurous sound: often South American rhyhtms (sometimes reggae too), with a bit of psychedelia thrown in or even a doom metal riff...  :o
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 04, 2017, 10:02:45 AM
Wish I could be in London this week...  :(
Tomorrow:
https://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/events/2017-04-05-bush-hall
Alejandro Escovedo
+ Don Antonio
Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush

Tonite:
https://www.list.co.uk/event/20945287-an-evening-with-don-antonio/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on April 07, 2017, 06:17:28 AM
Not 100% certain but I think I'm going to see Vom +band (?) at The Pelton Arms in Greenwich tonight. Whatever else happens, it'll be good to see him again  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 07, 2017, 09:32:56 AM
Not 100% certain but I think I'm going to see Vom +band (?)

Could it be Dick York (Cryssis) + band (incl. Vom)? He's releasing an album I think.
(I saw Cryssis feat. Vom a couple of years ago, pretty good!)

Tonight I might go see 2 singer/songwriters in a pub in Goeppingen...
https://www.evensi.de/makkela-amp-nightbird-kultur-cafe-capone/196212278

“That’s where I saw Nightbird play who opened up for me that night. Swedish-Finnish female singer-songwriter. Dark, intense, folk-blues songs, occasionally accompanied by her hauntingly beautiful slide guitar playing. One of those slow nights with a small audience, every one of which just sitting there mesmerised, like in a gloomy, oddly misplaced Sunday service.” – Mäkkelä
http://www.nightbirdishere.com/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on April 07, 2017, 10:40:11 AM
Tonight we're going to Camden to see 'En Vogue'.

Yes we are.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on April 07, 2017, 12:25:00 PM
But is it "en vogue" to see En Vogue?  ;)

I'm kinda glad with the singer/songwriters, should be a lot more quiet than the loud concert last Sunday.  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on April 07, 2017, 03:40:33 PM
So it's French today is it?

My but isn't it terribly en vogue to be multi-lingual on TVSmith.com!
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Post by: Uli on April 07, 2017, 03:59:42 PM
Oui, mon ami!  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 07, 2017, 04:29:11 PM
So it's French today is it?

My but isn't it terribly en vogue to be multi-lingual on TVSmith.com!

"Va te faire foutre, trouduc!"

Last resort retort for anyone off to see TV in Paris next month if confronted by unpleasantry. Don't use it to your waiter, habadasherer or salon stylist though. They'll spit in your croissant, louse up your linens and cut off your quiff.

And they say the French lack a sense of humour?!  ::)
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Post by: Fred21 on April 07, 2017, 04:32:26 PM
How rude!
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 07, 2017, 07:40:24 PM
How rude!

Who? The French??

Rude but fair. Laissez faire  8)

Lets do it, indeed!  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on April 07, 2017, 11:38:06 PM
Merde!

I feel very out of my linguistic depth now.
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 08, 2017, 12:52:38 AM
I wouldn't worry, Fred. I'm teetering at the precipice of my knowledge a Francaise.

If I sit down and think about it, O Level French comes to me in dribs and drabs. But I have no idea much past that and, certainly, not when it is spoken to me!

I'm similar with German.

And English... :-\

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Post by: Uli on April 08, 2017, 09:13:29 AM
A gig review in English (about a songwriter born in Papua-Newguinea, raised in Germany and living in Finland and another Finnish/Swedish songwriter):
When I arrived at the "Capone" in Goeppingen I saw the sign "smoker's pub".  ::)
Not really used to that any more. Incredible amount of girls and guys in there (chain-)smoking...
Free entry (later money was collected for the musicians).  8)
Met Tepe (who organised this - she is a non-smoker btw), good to see her & a chat a bit (without her I would've felt "lost" inside this bar full of strangers). Soon Nightbird started playing. Very nice, I liked her voice & her songs & her guitar playing. Of course this being in a pub on a Friday night meant that lots of people near the bar were talking loudly during the gig(s), strangely I managed to focus on the music (and the musicians didn't seem to mind - they'd played here before).  8)
Mäkkelä then came on, also just him & guitar(s), quite impressive. He told us about his identity problem (see above), at least this explained why his German is so perfect.
For the "encore", Nightbird came back and they performed 2 songs together.
A quick good-bye to Tepe and I went out and took a walk through the town centre to get some fresh air. (Not been in Goeppingen for a good while, seemed that a lot had changed in town...)
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Post by: Rockula on April 08, 2017, 01:01:50 PM
'En Vogue'.

An entertaining evening if not my usual kind of thing.

The audience was 50/50 black and white made up of about 60% women (a lot of very good looking women if I'm allowed to say that) with many husbands/boyfriends who had obviously been dragged along begrudgingly. You could tell 'cause the men spent most time in the bars whilst their ladies strutted various forms of stuff on the dance floor.

The rest of the audience were pale and pasty, screaming queens. I mean they were literally screaming. Very excitable they were. And very entertaining.

Doors were 7pm and the tickets had said stage time was 7.30 sharp. It was actually 8.15 not so sharp by which time I'd already sunk 2 pints of Punk IPA and Xa was on her 2nd double-rum. Prices were average for London at about £5 a pop. But we were sat in the balcony bar so we were comfortable and settled in. It was lucky we had grabbed the seats 'cause the place got rammed from floor to ceiling.

'En Vogue' used to be a 4-piece vocal group and they are now a 3-piece vocal group, only two of which are originals.
There was no actual band and all vocals were sung over a backing tape. However, this didn't stop it being excellent as the singers are very, very good and at least they weren't miming.

I recognised many more songs than I thought I would; 'Free Your Mind' (my favourite), 'Hold On', 'My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)', 'Give It Up, Turn It Loose', 'What a Man' and a number of others I vaguely recall.

They did an 'Old School Funky Diva's Medley' of old Sister Sledge, LaBelle, etc. which shook the KOKO balcony bar so that I thought it might collapse.

They also did a passable cover of Curtis Mayfield's 'Giving Him Something He Can Feel' but no way that could've competed with the original. That's my personal opinion anyway.

We got an hour and a half show with no encore 'cause KOKO have a club night straight after so as soon as 'En Vogue' left the stage the pounding 'club hits' started and we retired to the pub for a nightcap or three.

I enjoyed myself and Xa was very happy humming the tunes home on the tube. We can now add 'En Vogue' to our list of not so guilty pleasures that have included 'Shirley Bassey', 'Take That', 'The Hollies', 'The Glitter Band' and 'Chas 'n' Dave'......
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 08, 2017, 01:41:27 PM
Not 100% certain but I think I'm going to see Vom +band (?)

Could it be Dick York (Cryssis) + band (incl. Vom)? He's releasing an album I think.
(I saw Cryssis feat. Vom a couple of years ago, pretty good!)

That's who it was and, as you observed, pretty good. Fun  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on April 08, 2017, 11:15:43 PM
I'm glad that you both enjoyed these, frankly very different, gigs.

I don't know that band, or any of those songs Rockula, but those prices don't sound too bad for London, especially in a venue. A pint was £4.60 in West Runton in Norfolk when I was there two weeks ago and about that in a city centre pub in Nottingham. No wonder pubs are in decline. In West Runton, the locals eat in the pub on a night out and then drink in the subsidised Village Social Club. Mind you, the village pub did sell lovely, lovely Korev lager from Cornwall, so I was happy to pay that there. Stella was 20p cheaper.

(By the way, I wouldn't usually remember such details of drink prices, but some of the locals embarked upon a l-o-n-g conversation with us about it!)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 09, 2017, 04:06:57 AM
Not 100% certain but I think I'm going to see Vom +band (?)

Could it be Dick York (Cryssis) + band (incl. Vom)? He's releasing an album I think.
(I saw Cryssis feat. Vom a couple of years ago, pretty good!)

That's who it was and, as you observed, pretty good. Fun  :)

Forgot to mention: Gaye was in attendance for the gig.

Haven't seen her for a few months, so it was nice to catch up. She's given up smoking! About time, really  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 09, 2017, 04:19:21 AM
I'm glad that you both enjoyed these, frankly very different, gigs.

I don't know that band, or any of those songs Rockula, but those prices don't sound too bad for London, especially in a venue. A pint was £4.60 in West Runton in Norfolk when I was there two weeks ago and about that in a city centre pub in Nottingham. No wonder pubs are in decline. In West Runton, the locals eat in the pub on a night out and then drink in the subsidised Village Social Club. Mind you, the village pub did sell lovely, lovely Korev lager from Cornwall, so I was happy to pay that there. Stella was 20p cheaper.

(By the way, I wouldn't usually remember such details of drink prices, but some of the locals embarked upon a l-o-n-g conversation with us about it!)

Guinness was £4.10, with Gaye's dreadful Fosters at £4 a pop. Mind you, it's a pub rather than a venue: Guinness at the Shepherds Bush Empire last Saturday was £5.50 per can!

I remember my outrage at having to pay 60p for a pint at The Marquee way back when. £5.50 would've been my take home wage at the time.

Prices, like time, shows no sign of reversing.
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Post by: Fred21 on April 09, 2017, 10:07:05 PM
Similarly, my students always laugh when I tell them that my first Saturday job in 1980 paid £6.02.

They laugh more when I tell them that it should have been £6.04, but that a proportion of our salary was taken out every week to pay for our Xmas Bloody Xmas party. "What can you get for 2p?!" a week they say. I tell them that a pint was about 30p - that shuts them up!

I may have told this same story on here before, but I'm getting to that age...
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Post by: Fred21 on April 09, 2017, 10:07:21 PM
Similarly, my students always laugh when I tell them that my first Saturday job in 1980 paid £6.02.

They laugh more when I tell them that it should have been £6.04, but that a proportion of our salary was taken out every week to pay for our Xmas Bloody Xmas party. "What can you get for 2p?!" a week they say. I tell them that a pint was about 30p - that shuts them up!

I may have told this same story on here before, but I'm getting to that age...
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Post by: Uli on April 10, 2017, 10:39:33 AM
I may have told this same story on here before, but I'm getting to that age...

 ::)  :-\  :-X
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Post by: Fred21 on April 10, 2017, 10:43:24 AM
What story?
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Post by: Uli on April 16, 2017, 05:57:02 PM
Was planning to see Garden Gang & Co. tonight, but won't make it. They're planning an early start and I'm just tired and the weather sucks too...  :(
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Post by: Fred21 on May 15, 2017, 10:11:06 AM
Just back from seeing Hawkwind at Northampton. They were supported by 'Hawkwind acoustic' - which turned out to be Hawkwind playing acoustic!

Between that, and a curfew-bursting, two-hour electric set, they covered a lot of ground from Dave's busking days in the 60s to the current album "Into the woods". Lots of jokes about them being 'chart heroes' (it's their second album to chart in as many years) and it being well past Dave's bedtime (he's 76 in a few weeks!).

They were augmented by a guest saxophonist (but it obviously wasn't Nik Turner!) and played a cracking, tight set. They are back on great form - shame about all those wasted years (i.e. the dance/trance albums), but at least they weren't represented in the set.
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Post by: Fred21 on May 15, 2017, 10:44:45 AM
By the way, despite the requests for 'peace' and 'love' from the old hippies on the stage, I was on the receiving end of some good old-fashioned bigotry last night. I got there early as its easier for me at gigs these days if I can get to on the front row to support myself on the barrier. I was standing next to a couple in their mid 50's and when I was getting something out of my pocket, when - wait for it...  wait for it...

MY WALKING STICK TOUCHED HER!

I apologised and explained what had happened, but was rewarded only by being glared at. She then said something to her husband that resulted in him giving me a withering look of distain.

Lucky that they weren't standing at the very end of the row as, if you can possibly imagine such a thing, a one-legged man in a wheelchair had dared to turn up!

Ban the Crips!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44riuYChbA0
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Post by: EastKentTaff on May 15, 2017, 10:53:52 AM
Jools Holland in Canterbury last Thursday, excellent and he had Chris Difford as special guest. so 3/4 of Squeeze...

This Friday.  The Blockheads in Herne Bay (Coastal Leisure Town), with Jonaewie as support
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Post by: Rockula on May 16, 2017, 11:57:42 AM
Tonight.
The Lexington.

The Doctors Of Madness.
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Post by: Uli on May 17, 2017, 08:26:16 AM
The Doctors Of Madness.

Was Tj there? Do you (or anyone) remember Tj?
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Post by: Rockula on May 17, 2017, 09:04:31 AM
The Doctors Of Madness.

Was Tj there? Do you (or anyone) remember Tj?

No. I'll do a 'review' later but I'm off to a funeral.
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 17, 2017, 09:51:55 AM
Jools Holland in Canterbury last Thursday, excellent and he had Chris Difford as special guest. so 3/4 of Squeeze...

Weren't Squeeze a 5-piece?!  ???
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Post by: Uli on May 17, 2017, 11:08:30 AM
The Doctors Of Madness.

Was Tj there? Do you (or anyone) remember Tj?

No. I'll do a 'review' later but I'm off to a funeral.

No hurry, sorry about your loss.

(And "no" means you don't remember Tj???)  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on May 17, 2017, 12:34:11 PM
Who?

The classic/original line up of Squeeze did indeed have five members (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, Jools Holland, Gilson Lavis and Harry Kakoulli). Phil did indeed see 60% of them - did Chris join Jools and Gilson on stage or was he supporting them/doing both?
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Post by: Fred21 on May 17, 2017, 01:11:49 PM
I was driving home from work yesterday and toying with the idea of going to Birmingham to see Hawkwind again UNTIL I learned of Hermann Göring's fiendish plan to prevent me:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-39939925

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Post by: Uli on May 17, 2017, 03:39:03 PM
... to see Hawkwind again UNTIL I learned of Hermann Göring's fiendish plan to prevent me:

Please don't tell Trump & Co, for them us Germans are to blame for anything anyway.  ::)  :-X
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Post by: Rockula on May 17, 2017, 03:52:29 PM
Doctors Of Madness
The Lexington, Pentonville.
(Pub downstairs/venue upstairs)

Left home early and grabbed a Wimpy on the way. Mmmmm.
Arrived at venue and bought myself a pint of IPA Lagunitas. £6!
But it's 6.2 so like buying a pint and a half of strength.
Bar staff really slow though. I think they were stoned.

Met a few people I knew and made a few new friends sitting outside drinking and smoking including a couple of drummers (one ex-'Hawklords') sharing 'interesting tales about foot pedals,
Pete and Alan from 'Department S', Jez from 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing'
and Gaye Black.
Nice warm evening. About 20 degrees outside.
We also had a rousing chorus of 'Fuck The Tories' chanted in the bar at the instigation of one 'Attila The Stockbroker' who'd quite obviously already had a few.
A queue then formed inside the pub to get up the stairs to the venue. I thought I'd wait until the line got shorter 'cause it was taking ages. There were no actual tickets just everybody's names written on a very long list. Bloody 'secret' gigs, eh?
I bought myself another pint of IPA Lagunitas 6.2.

Subsequently I completely missed the first artist, 'Lily Bud', who is a folk/soul singer. I cannot tell you what she was like as a live performer. She sounds good on her Soundcloud page.

When I did get in 'Rene Eyre' (dancer) with 'Richard Wilson' (artist and hitting metal tinny things with sticks) and 'Aldo Ziranek Wilson' (guitar feedback without linear structure) were doing an esoteric, arty performance piece with said guitar feedback loops, hitting tinny metal things and High School Drama Class wavey-armed dancing. If I'd dropped a tab of acid I might have appreciated it more. However..
I went downstairs, bought myself another pint of IPA Lagunitas 6.2 and went outside again.

Next time I went in it was for 'Band Of Holy Joy' who were really rather good. I was unfamiliar with the band until I looked them up when they were announced as support.
They were a proper band with guitars, keys, rhythm section and songs.
The band's music includes elements of post-punk, folk rock, European cabaret, reflective instrumentation and epic pop, with Jacques Brel, Bertolt Brecht, Coleridge and David Peace identified as influences. Nice tunes and I loved the keyboards most.
Then I went downstairs, bought myself another pint of IPA Lagunitas 6.2 and went outside again.

'The Doctors Of Madness', with the excellent Japanese rhythm section, were pretty tight and I recognised several of the songs including, of course, 'Back From The Dead'. However, the sound was what I would call 'muggy' with too much bass muffling Urban Blitz's violin and/or guitar parts. And there were far too many people talking loudly. They also barged through the crowds and my walking stick was constantly being kicked away from under me. There also seemed to be a lot of loud, posh people there. And it was sauna hot. Anyway, I had to bail half way through. I didn't really want to but I also had a funeral in Colchester to drive to today so took an early(ish) night.

Overall, I enjoyed my night out but, frankly, the socialising outside was the best bit.

Ps. Today's funeral was a Humanist/Pagan/Goth affair with a wicca coffin, some nice poems and music by 'The Cure', 'Joy Division' and 'Tricky'. A nice send off for my old friend Damiana Carole Ashe in a style she would have loved. And fuck cancer. ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on May 17, 2017, 05:05:49 PM
Thanks for the review Ken and sorry to hear of your friend's passing.

Fuck cancer indeed. It's already taken far too many dear to those of us who frequent this site.

Absolutely no sympathy for the walking stick bit mind - ban the crips!

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Post by: Fred21 on May 17, 2017, 05:06:47 PM

Quote from: Fred21 on Today at 01:11:49 PM

... to see Hawkwind again UNTIL I learned of Hermann Göring's fiendish plan to prevent me:




Please don't tell Trump & Co, for them us Germans are to blame for anything anyway.  ::)  :-X

Well, I could have gone and seen the Hawklords instead - if they weren't out getting pissed with Ken!
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Post by: Uli on May 18, 2017, 09:24:40 AM
Thanks for the review, Rockula!  8)

What ever happened to your ability to quote, Fred?  :o
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Post by: Fred21 on May 18, 2017, 10:33:12 AM
I don't know - I did what I usually do.

Another fiendish Nazi plan???
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Post by: GJ on May 22, 2017, 12:15:53 PM
999 at Scarborough Corporation. Very enjoyable and they surprised us with 'Brent Cross' and 'Soldier' back in the set. Guy informed me there will be a new album next year.
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Post by: GJ on May 26, 2017, 12:36:51 PM
Doctors of Madness, Stockton Georgian Theatre. The venue has had a re-vamp but the larger stage and barrier across the mixing desk make it smaller. The turnout was disappointing (about 50) so that wasn't a problem. Pauline Murray opened with a very enjoyable acoustic set. Then it was the Doctors. First time I've seen them and they were fantastic. The drummer was too heavy handed at times when subtlety was needed but that's the only thing I could fault them on. During one song Richard Strange invited an enthusiastic audience member to join him on stage to sing a few lines..... it was TJ once of this forum! The other enthusiastic audience member standing next to him at the front was Attila. Really great night- I'd go to Scarborough tonight to see them again if TV wasn't playing York.
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Post by: Uli on May 27, 2017, 01:05:23 PM
During one song Richard Strange invited an enthusiastic audience member to join him on stage to sing a few lines...

Ha! I knew it was Tj before I read the rest of the sentence!  ;D
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 29, 2017, 05:23:48 PM
Went to a last minute(ish) music fest at The Windmill in Brixton last night.

Arrived just in time to see Stone Heroes thanking the audience for being there and a very (understandably) sweaty  Fleagle pushing all aside in his mystical quest for the lost land of Pintsoflager. He found it where he left it: just behind the bar.

All the bands, including The Witchdoktors, The Blue Carpet Band and The Phobics were great.

Please excuse the less than extensive review. I was having too much of a good time to be overly objective  :)
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Post by: GJ on June 12, 2017, 01:47:07 PM
North West Calling in Manchester last week; all the bands I saw were really good. Fire Exit, Abrasive Wheels, Subs, Upstarts (with a girl backing singer!). Dirt Box Disco got the biggest reaction. 999 were the main reason I went and they were on top form. Strangely they were on before The Outcasts (who were good but couldn't really follow them) and the vastly over-rated Test Tube Babies (went to the pub when  they were on). I took some time to visit St. Anne's square where the tributes to the bomb victims were left. Not really into all that stuff but it was a sight I won't forget. Thousands and thousands of flowers, toys, football shirts, balloons, etc. Hundreds of people too, but total silence.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 14, 2017, 10:14:18 PM
The South (tail-end of The Beautiful South) in a pub in Leicester on Friday and Kraftwerk (VERY Excited!) at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Sunday - bit of a contrast there!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on June 18, 2017, 04:34:30 PM
Went to see "Bat out of Hell - The Musical" on Thursday,

Excellent show, the cast were superb although the lead girl was a bit weak on some of her songs.

All in all very good, excellent seats which would have been £69 each.. Programmes £10

Luckily I won 2 tickets through our local newspaper...

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Post by: Fred21 on June 18, 2017, 11:51:23 PM
Just back from seeing four ageing German blokes "tweeking" some old recordings - BLOODY BRILLIANT!
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 19, 2017, 05:49:19 AM
Very jealous of you there, Fred.

My gig - going is on hiatus at the moment due to being in plaster up to the right knee. Tore my Achillies tendon at football in April, then completely snapped it a fortnight ago whilst administering flea treatment to Dee Dee The Cat. Then I pulled a load of muscles in my back and sides trying to get upstairs.

So...I'm confined to bed until Wednesday, when I'm off to the fracture clinic at Lewisham Hospital for further indignities.

Ah...the joys of being an old git!
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Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2017, 09:00:27 PM
That’s awful news Shayne – get well soon matey. However, it mustn’t keep you from gigs. If they don’t give you a wheelchair, hire one from The Red Cross. That’s what I did when I had three limbs in plaster and I attended both TV Smith in Mansfield and Neil Young in Hammersmith “on wheels”. These were two very memorable, and very different, gigs.

But perhaps not as much of a contrast as this weekend…

Friday night saw myself, my wife and her sister back at The Donkey in Leicester for The South’s ‘secret’ comeback gig. I say ‘comeback’ since when they returned as The New Beautiful South, thankfully soon shortened to just The South, they had two of the three singers, the keyboard player, the drummer and the brass section from the last line-up of The Beautiful South. They now have only Alison Wheeler on vocals and Gaz Birtles who has moved from sax to lead vocals – so are they a ‘tribute band’?

Whatever they may be, they played a blinder in a pub they often use for warm-up gigs (Gaz is also The Donkey’s promoter) and warm was certainly the word. More accurately, it was absolutely bloody boiling! Great performance, great show – well done folks. Only downside was the rather dodgy start by the otherwise excellent guitarist to my favourite song, “We Are Each Other”. 9/10.

Onto a somewhat grander venue last night. Security promised to be very tight for Kraftwerk at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. The tickets had your name printed on them and you had to bring photographic evidence that you were you and agree to a list of terms before they would let you in.

“Better get there early” I thought…

The tickets said 19.45 start – prompt. Due to the above measures (and getting your 3D glasses) it actually kicked off with some projected images/ambient sounds just before 8 with the curtains being drawn around ten minutes later. They opened with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdXB9uBA3Rg

They played for around an hour and a half before the curtains were drawn. When they reopened, their robot selves took us through “The Robots” and the curtains were drawn again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmNQKKGaGr4

They then played for an extended encore ending with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDJzK4rzS0E

The 3D visuals were impressive, but the live-adjusted sound of the tracks was the main thing for me. I can still feel those bass notes thumping through my chest.

I’ve been ridiculously excited looking forward to last night since I got my ticket, so could it possibly live up to my expectations? Of course it could! They were absolutely bloody brilliant live. I even enjoyed their later dancy/trancy stuff far more than I usually do and they did the earlier material full justice. Nicest touch of the evening was a short insert of Ralf’s younger self singing “Radioactivity” when they played it. 11 (at least!)/10.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/kraftwerk-at-nottingham-s-royal-concert-hall-review-and-pictures/story-30397654-detail/story.html
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Post by: Uli on June 20, 2017, 01:34:23 PM
Just back from seeing four ageing German blokes "tweeking" some old recordings

You go see German bands? Are The Rattles on tour?  ;D  :P

Seriously, thanks for the review.  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 20, 2017, 09:45:13 PM
Honestly Uli, you talk as if I don't go and see German bands when I've been to dozens of gigs by them.

Kraftwerk once, and Garden Gang and Church of Confidence about two dozen times!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 21, 2017, 09:05:24 AM
Honestly Uli, you talk as if I don't go and see German bands when I've been to dozens of gigs by them.

Come on now, I've seen more Scottish bands (not to mention English ones)!  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on June 21, 2017, 10:14:11 AM
I think they're the only three German bands I've seen - unless you can think of any I've missed/might not have realised they were German Uli.  :-\
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Post by: Uli on June 22, 2017, 01:13:55 PM
...unless you can think of any I've missed/might not have realised they were German Uli.  :-\

The Germans? Oh well, no...   ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 22, 2017, 09:23:04 PM
What's the German for "Boom! Boom!"?
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Post by: Fred21 on June 22, 2017, 10:17:17 PM
Found it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkPnA4LONY
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 23, 2017, 05:02:08 PM
That’s awful news Shayne – get well soon matey. However, it mustn’t keep you from gigs. If they don’t give you a wheelchair, hire one from The Red Cross. That’s what I did when I had three limbs in plaster and I attended both TV Smith in Mansfield and Neil Young in Hammersmith “on wheels”. These were two very memorable, and very different, gigs

Thanks Fred.

Operation should've been today but the normally wonderful NHS cocked up. It's now booked for next Friday. I'll be in the boot for 3 months and will have a further 3 months of exercises after that before I can kick a football or, indeed, a cat in anger. Not that I'd kick Dee Dee. She'd probably break the tendon again, the lummox!  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 23, 2017, 07:57:16 PM
That's the spirit - and Dee Dee is a great name for a cat!

I meant to say, The Red Cross actually loan their wheelchairs out free, but a donation is always appreciated. Good luck for next week going ahead; it must be very frustrating.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on June 25, 2017, 04:49:21 PM
What's the German for "Boom! Boom!"?

Don't think there is a word (or two). We just go "ha ha" or "der war gut".
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 25, 2017, 05:37:52 PM
That was good, but high time YOU introduced "Boom! Boom!" to the rest of your country!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on June 25, 2017, 10:13:33 PM
Went to the annual New Cross Inn HIV charity gig last night. Fleaglesisisis were present.

Managed to watch one band before unsteadiness on crutches overcame me and off we went.

The road we parked in you just couldn't have made up for a geezer in my condition: Achilles Street!  :D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on June 25, 2017, 11:12:08 PM
Sorry to hear that Shayne - get "On Wheels"!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on June 27, 2017, 11:49:06 AM
Our next night out will be Brian James at The 100 Club supported by Department S.
That's Thursday 6th July.
During the day we will be at Guildhall Yard for the City Beerfest so we'll be quite 'lubricated' by the time we get to Oxford Street.

Then on Saturday 8th we're going to party at 'Pride'. Not sure what bands are playing in the evening but I'm sure we'll find something.

Then we've nothing planned until The Members/Ruts DC gig in Woking on 29th July. I'm doing some DJing.

19th August it'll be 'Red Flag 77' in Ipswich then straight on to our annual week of 'Steampunk' in Lincoln. This'll be our 8th year.

On 2nd September it's Spizz and The Wall near St.Pauls in London.

We've got Skegness in October and also Tom Robinson at The 100 Club.

Not as full a diary as I used to have but we try to get out to a gig at least once a month.

 
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 06, 2017, 07:02:23 PM
Our next night out will be Brian James at The 100 Club supported by Department S.
That's Thursday 6th July.

More than a little jealous, Ken.

I'm having my Achilles operation tomorrow so am sensibly, but regrettably, home bound tonight.

Have a great time tonight  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 06, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
Our next night out will be Brian James at The 100 Club supported by Department S.
That's Thursday 6th July.

More than a little jealous, Ken.

I'm having my Achilles operation tomorrow so am sensibly, but regrettably, home bound tonight.

Have a great time tonight  :)

Xa's had flu, now I've got flu warning signs with a sore throat. Also, my Mum's been in hospital since Sunday and we only took her home at 6pm today.
 So....not able to go.  :(

Also, with these imminent 'flu' symptoms I don't think we'll be doing what we planned on Saturday either.

Only upside is we've saved a few hundred quid in booze money.  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 07, 2017, 09:28:22 AM
Hopefully Johnny Moped Band on Saturday...  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2017, 11:53:45 AM
Sorry to hear that Ken - great that you can see an upside!

Have a great time Uli.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 07, 2017, 02:00:17 PM
Hope today went well Shayne.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 08, 2017, 10:43:28 PM
Hope today went well Shayne.
It was all going swimmingly until the morphine wore off  :'(

Been sitting around watching loads of Mott The Hoople and The Damned on YouTube and DVD.

Takes the edge off of it...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 08, 2017, 11:05:26 PM
Glad it went ahead this time - and sounds like you are spending your time wisely!

Have you tried some cold liquid anaesthetic with a head on it??? ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 09, 2017, 12:07:23 AM
I'm up to the maximum on Tramadol and Cocodamol, so I reckon Guinness has to be the next option.

Keep getting cramp, which isn't great considering what's just happened to the leg I'm exclusively getting the cramp in.

Can't sleep as the sudden pain is waking Helen as well as me.

Watching '2001' on the Beeb as it's on. At least that'll give me as good an excuse as any to drop off to sleep...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 09, 2017, 11:49:20 AM
Had a good night out at the Johnny Moped Band gig!  8)
It was hot summer night and there was classical music playing live in the "Schlosspark" in Stuttgart. However, some rain drops appeared and I went over to the "Goldmarks" - in their beer garden was a punkrockin' party with a Dj as well, but I went inside to pay and had a look at the merch (e.g. cassettes in different colours!) & drank some water (yeah it was still hot)! It wasn't too long before the band went on stage. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't Dave Berk on drums (he's on the new album), but it was good to see Slimy Toad and the legend that is Johnny Moped!  :) (Having said that the new drummer did a real good job, same as bass player & rhythm guitarist!)
They played many of their "classics" from the "Cycledelic" LP plus songs from the latest album (basically in the same style as the old ones)! Included of course were the "hits" like "Groovy Ruby", "Hard Lovin' Man", "No One" and "Darling let's have another baby".  :)
The crowd cheered them on and seemed to really appreciate that one of only 2 German shows happened right here in Stuttgart! Johnny and the band were in good spirits, playing a few encores for us.
Afterwards, it took quite a while until I was able to buy the CD, as the merch desk was over-crowded (the new 7" single was sold out already), people bought loads of vinyl and stuff.

Here you'll find a German review + pics from the show in Cologne in Mansunkid's blog!
http://konzerttagebuch.blogspot.de/2017/07/johnny-moped-nopes-cologne-museum-772007.html

I'm up to the maximum on Tramadol and Cocodamol, so I reckon Guinness has to be the next option.

Have fun!  :P  ;)
Seriously, hope you'll be better soon.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 09, 2017, 01:56:55 PM
Sounds like a great night Uli! :)

Sounds like a bad night Shayne.  :(

If you can get some quinine tablets from your GP I'd advise you to do so. I used them for cramp when I was laid up and they worked a treat. Failing that, I'm afraid that you'll just have to switch from Guinness to G&T's or VAT's! ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 09, 2017, 06:09:57 PM
Sounds like a great night Uli! :)

Sounds like a bad night Shayne.  :(

If you can get some quinine tablets from your GP I'd advise you to do so. I used them for cramp when I was laid up and they worked a treat. Failing that, I'm afraid that you'll just have to switch from Guinness to G&T's or VAT's! ;)

I'll give it a go Fred, if all else fails  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 09, 2017, 10:33:44 PM
Good man!

So long as you drink enough you can't really fail: either the quinine in the tonic water will prevent your cramps or the alcohol means that you won't notice them!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on July 14, 2017, 12:47:57 PM
2 ggod ones this week- Dirt Box Disco at The Brudenell in Leeds- headlining now and pulling a big crowd. Then The Dickies in York who were excellent. Good support from In Evil Hour.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 17, 2017, 11:04:04 AM
Something a little different yesterday... a harpsichord concert:

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Very good it was. Compositions by Bach & sons. Free entry.  8)
In this posh surrounding, guess who lost hold of his glass of orange juice (before the event, thankfully).  :-[
A little bit of "anarchy": the artist told us we might put the chairs wherever we want, no sitting order.  :o
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 17, 2017, 11:59:49 AM
Unfortunately The Members/Ruts DC gig in Woking on 29th July, where I was to be doing some DJing, has been cancelled. Problems with the venue and, also, ticket sales 'cause it was too close to other festivals.

So I've nothing until 19th August when it'll be our old favourites 'Red Flag 77' doing a rare gig in Ipswich.

Unless, of course, something else crops up.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 28, 2017, 07:28:04 AM
There are definitely punky people in Orpington! (other than me at work, that is)

Got into work yesterday to find that a flyer had been slipped under our door advertising this year's Undercover Festival, being held September 8/9th in the fair town of sunny Margate.

Now...what would possess someone to think that dropping a flyer advertising a punk festival into a carpet and flooring retail outlet would be a worthwhile venture?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 28, 2017, 11:51:21 AM
That question's floored me!

Might just have been some rug rat covering himself by brushing them under the carpet and not sticking to the party lino on who to deliver them to.

Little shagger probably fleeced his employer and made a pile!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 28, 2017, 04:01:18 PM
That question's floored me!

One of our sale advertising campaigns was headed:

"OUR SALE WILL FLOOR YOU"

You are a re-cog, Fred!  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 28, 2017, 04:09:09 PM
Phew! That's a relief - I was expecting to be carpeted for those awful gags!

Anyway, what you doing back at work so soon???
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 29, 2017, 05:27:05 PM
Even though the doctor signed me off for a minimum of three weeks, I can't rightly keep away from my own business, can I? It's not like I can afford to pay someone else to do my work for me either.

Work's gotta be done  and a minor thing like a snapped Achilles, an operation and at least 45 staples and stitches ain't gonna stop me working  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 29, 2017, 09:31:29 PM
That's the spirit!

While you're on light duties, you can put together a TV-themed playlist for the shop:

Cut up;
Feet on the Ground;
The carpet-fitter's favourite double A-side Single: Ready for the Axminster to drop/The Ghost of Axminster; and
Finish on a medley based on your great finance offers: Empty Wallet? Can't Pay, Won't Pay? No Time for a 2-4-1 offer?! Be The First One to Sign Up and Get It Now!

Just for a change I also recommend The Damned's "Underlay The Floor Again".













Wish I could shake this bloody man-'flu...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 29, 2017, 10:01:36 PM
While you're on light duties, you can put together a TV-themed playlist for the shop:

Cut up;
Feet on the Ground;
The carpet-fitter's favourite double A-side Single: Ready for the Axminster to drop/The Ghost of Axminster; and
Finish on a medley based on your great finance offers: Empty Wallet? Can't Pay, Won't Pay? No Time for a 2-4-1 offer?! Be The First One to Sign Up and Get It Now!

Well done, Fred!

I only have one: My String Has Snapped

Ouch!
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 29, 2017, 10:09:42 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c203/Stephen1977/IMG-20170626-WA0000_zpssie7tbrf.jpg)

Just to show my predicament...

(Note fetching pink wristband, installed by our very own Fleags)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 29, 2017, 10:46:16 PM
That's a great snap!

Oh right - sorry!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on July 30, 2017, 04:20:10 PM
Just heard that Roman Jugg and Paul 'Shirley' Shepley are performing with Andy J. Gallagher at Brushfest in Southend on 27th August.

On the same day The Blockheads are performing free at a festival in the park right next to my house.

Unfortunately we will be in Lincoln that whole week.

Oh well, can't be everywhere at once. :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on July 31, 2017, 04:32:11 PM
Just to show my predicament...

The street name is purely coincidental of course?

Just heard that Roman Jugg and Paul 'Shirley' Shepley are performing with Andy J. Gallagher

Shame you can't make it, would've been very interested in your review!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on July 31, 2017, 08:41:50 PM
Just to show my predicament...

The street name is purely coincidental of course?

Went to the annual New Cross Inn HIV charity gig last night. Fleaglesisisis were present.

Managed to watch one band before unsteadiness on crutches overcame me and off we went.

The road we parked in you just couldn't have made up for a geezer in my condition: Achilles Street!  :D

Completely coincidental as previously reported  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on July 31, 2017, 09:43:19 PM
Told you to do it "On Wheels"!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 01, 2017, 11:13:20 AM
Next up: maybe Brant Bjork & Sean Wheeler next week. (I saw S. Wheeler perform w/ Zander Schloss a few years ago, also he's on the latest Mutants album...)

Completely coincidental as previously reported  :)

Ok, that was end of June, I'd forgotten about it. Taking a photo right there was no coincidence though.  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on August 01, 2017, 07:29:37 PM
Next up: maybe Brant Bjork & Sean Wheeler next week. (I saw S. Wheeler perform w/ Zander Schloss a few years ago, also he's on the latest Mutants album...)

Completely coincidental as previously reported  :)

Ok, that was end of June, I'd forgotten about it. Taking a photo right there was no coincidence though.  ;)

Mrs Slaughterboy insisted!  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on August 04, 2017, 12:55:49 AM
Plenty of new bands for me on Thursday at Rebellion. In no real order of likey - likely...
Buster Shuffle
Barstool Preachers
Spoilers
Choking Susan
Terminal Rage
Good Riddance
Funders
Viki Vortex
Retro poor though we're The Tuts... How dare they blasphem our name?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 13, 2017, 09:28:49 AM
Went to see 2 bands last night, hadn't seen them before (or heard much from them). Entry was cheap (10 euro if you arrived before the support band started), it was a Saturday and I was looking for action, so I decided to give it a go.
Arrived at the "Keller Klub" in Stuttgart before 8.30 and paid my tenner, Micha (promoter) informed me that support wouldn't start before 9, so I went out again to grab something to eat (it's in the city centre, so loads of choice there).
Went back and waited for Escape/Escape (describe themself as "dirty punk from Stuttgart") to begin. They were pretty good! Only been together for 8 months. Set included a cover of Midnight Oil's "Beds are burning" (punky version, not bad)!

Then The Mis-Made came on, all-girl "punk" from Australia. (A bit in the vein of Hole, L7 and so on.) Really good, they have good songs and obviously had fun performing them together. They rocked the audience (not a very huge crowd for a Saturday night, but never mind, the band gave their all), I really enjoyed it.  8)
https://themismade.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ns39sDGcc
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(They'll play Edinburgh on Aug 16th, if you happen to be around go and catch them!)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 18, 2017, 09:41:57 AM
Short notice of a Membranes gig on Sept 22nd in Stuttgart (again a special offer: 10 euro on the night, no advance tickets), apparently they're also supporting The Sisters Of Mercy a couple of days before (but I won't be going to that).
Also, I want to see Louise Distras supporting King Blues on Sept 20th. (Not sure if I can make both gigs...)

October should be "busy" too, with Paul James Berry playing Esslingen (Oct 13th), Duncan Reid in Augsburg (Oct 27th)...
and it continues like this throughout Nov-Dec (e.g. Godfathers on Dec 9th)!

In August not that much any more, maybe Roman Wreden & band (described as "folk pop noir").
Obstwiesenfestival (free) is this weekend, but the weather + my workload will probably keep me away.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on August 18, 2017, 06:00:52 PM
Punk rock at The Birds Nest, Deptford tonight with The Satellites, Morgellons and The Phobics.

I'll be down the front, writhing around in or, more likely, under the mosh  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 18, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
Careful now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-F2HKLzB6c
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on August 19, 2017, 04:13:29 PM
Punk rock at The Birds Nest, Deptford tonight with The Satellites, Morgellons and The Phobics.

I'll be down the front, writhing around in or, more likely, under the mosh  ::)

Couldn't get anywhere near the front. Very busy last night was the wunnerful Bird's Nest.

Unfortunately, due to illness, Morgellons couldn't play. This gave the other two bands more stage time. First up: from West London, The Satellites.

 Down and dirty punk 'n' roll from down and dirty gentlemen old enough to know wetter. They were very good. Will look out for them again.

The Phobics were making a return to their spiritual home, hence the big crowd. I saw their first ever gig, just a bottle's throw from the pub, twenty-odd years ago. It was pleasing to see that many of the faces at that fledgling gig way back when were again in presence last night. The hour or so that they were on stage flew by, rattling bones, eardrums and Achilles tendons in all directions. The Big Boot elevates me to over six foot when I stand, stork-like, on one foot, giving me great views to take photos from which, of course, I didn't take advantage of! :D

Good to see Gaye there too.

Great night  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 21, 2017, 11:12:46 AM
Cool review, thanks!  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 25, 2017, 12:36:24 PM
I went to Duffy's in Leicester last night to catch the second night of the Kirk Brandon/Sam Sansbury (on Cello) "Akoustik" tour. Duffy's is an Irish pub with a long thin back room used for gigs. This was far too small for the very healthy crowd that turned out (always a rarity on summer tours I find) with far too many tables and chairs crushed in close to the stage. This meant that it was a real scramble for any latecomers (I'd picked a spot against the bar when I came in and stuck to it - I'm not daft!) and this lead to some interesting "fluid mechanics" over the evening.

But to the music!

Great stuff. I loved the twist it gave to his songs when Lou Reed had a cello in his band and, similarly, the Kirk/Sam duo gave some lovely treatments to the usual suspect Theatre of Hate/Spear of Destiny classics (i.e. most of the singles/"hits"). Some lovely album tracks thrown in too - and I'm very pleased to report that several came from what many (myself included) consider to be Spear's best album, Religion. Proof of this was that the best reception of the night wasn't for "Westworld" or "The Wheel", etc., but for "Judas" from Volunteers.

Get along if you can:

https://www.kirkbrandon.com/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on August 27, 2017, 12:52:51 PM
Nice review, Fred!  8)

Last night I watched "Roman Wreden & band" in the garden of the "Raetsche" in Geislingen. Quite a huge garden with a nice "open air" stage. About 100 people there, I think. Was nice to listen to the (mostly) quiet, melancholy music on this summery night.  :)
http://www.romanwreden.de/
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on August 27, 2017, 01:41:50 PM
Thanks Uli - it was a nice gig. I don't know if they plan to return to the continent anytime soon, but if so, well worth catching.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on August 30, 2017, 02:29:31 PM
Back from our annual trip to Lincoln.

Next gig is Spizz and The Wall on Saturday.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 01, 2017, 02:04:40 PM
I'm been swithering about whether or not to leave the happy memories I have of The Skids in the past, or risk endangering them by going to see "Skid Country" tonight.

Support from The Angelic Upstarts of all people!

Think I'll risk it...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 01, 2017, 02:53:02 PM
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 ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 01, 2017, 04:31:13 PM
Been and got a bloomin' ticket now!

I'll report back...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 01, 2017, 11:25:33 PM
Upstarts surprisingly good.

Skids absolutely brilliant - fuller report to follow - need beer!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 02, 2017, 09:42:11 AM
Skids absolutely brilliant - fuller report to follow

Good idea not to listen to me!
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Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on September 02, 2017, 01:44:56 PM
I got to Rock City nice and early last night to get a spot on the front barrier and struck up a conversation with Shaun who was back in his hometown for family reasons. Much reminiscing about old punk bands, etc. ensued…

The Angelic Upstarts played a 45 minute set filled with most, but not all, of their “hits”. Surprisingly good and MUCH improved since the last time I saw them when Mensi filled half their stage time with long, rambling “chats” between songs that made Jake Burns’ song introductions seem brief! Anyway… good stuff.

There was a quick turnaround for an 8.30 start (club night to follow the gig – curfew at 10 PM) and The Skids entered to a belting version of “Animation”. Richard Jobson still does his characteristic “dancing” (“I call it movement” he said) and displayed as much enthusiasm and energy as the last time I saw them back in 1980 at the Glasgow Apollo.

Only Richard Jobson and Mike Bailey remain from that line up, although original bassist Bill Simpson (who looks a lot like Phil/EKTAFF from this very forum – and you never see them together in the same room at the same time) was back in the fold. Guitar was supplied by Bruce Watson (Stuart Adamson’s rhythm guitarist in the awful Big Country) and his son Jamie (who looks a hell of a lot like Alan’s son, Chris Smith – and you never see them together in the same room at the same time either!). Actually, Richard ripped the piss out of him by introducing him as Ed Sheeran before leading the audience in TWO choruses of “Ed Sheeran is a wanker” – I don’t think he likes Ed!

Between them, the Watson’s did a much better job that I feared having seen/heard some of their earlier efforts on TV/YouTube, etc. I do wish Bruce would have a bit more fun though – he obviously finds those guitar parts very tricky as he does stand and stare at his fingers when he’s playing and I hate that. The place for “perfection” is in the studio – make the odd mistake and put in more energy live please!

Anyway… The set consisted of most, but not all, of their hits (e.g. no Sweet Suburbia, Goodbye Civilian, etc.) and some cracking album tracks. Richard said that they had been looking forward to playing at the “Legendary Rock City and that they wanted to rip the roof off!” Given what was a very healthy crowd for a summer gig (eventually – I don’t think the early club night-related start helped) they damn near achieved this. The main set closed and the band were quickly encouraged back on stage by the Nottingham crowd’s rousing rendition of “Woman in Winter” for an encore including the legendary “TV Stars (ALBERT TATLOCK!)”. The “Woman in Winter” trick worked again and they returned to play “Of One Skin” again – “We haven’t learned enough Skids songs!” said Richard, before promising a return next year to support their new album (of which nothing was played last night). And with that, the 10 PM curfew had passed and Shaun and I went round the corner to The Rescue Rooms where much reminiscing about old punk bands, etc. continued…
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on September 04, 2017, 01:14:48 PM
Leeds O2 on saturday to see the Psychedelic Furs playing all their singles- some of which I hadn't realised were released as singles. Anyway they were excellent, perfect sound and the current lineup is their best in  my opinion- the sax player and drummer were amazing. Which can't be said for the awful Lene Lovich who was supporting.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 20, 2017, 08:53:25 AM
The King Blues supported by Louise Distras tonight, hope I can make it!  8)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 20, 2017, 03:55:30 PM
I got to Rock City nice and early last night to get a spot on the front barrier and struck up a conversation with Shaun who was back in his hometown for family reasons. Much reminiscing about old punk bands, etc. ensued…

The Angelic Upstarts played a 45 minute set filled with most, but not all, of their “hits”. Surprisingly good and MUCH improved since the last time I saw them when Mensi filled half their stage time with long, rambling “chats” between songs that made Jake Burns’ song introductions seem brief! Anyway… good stuff.

There was a quick turnaround for an 8.30 start (club night to follow the gig – curfew at 10 PM) and The Skids entered to a belting version of “Animation”. Richard Jobson still does his characteristic “dancing” (“I call it movement” he said) and displayed as much enthusiasm and energy as the last time I saw them back in 1980 at the Glasgow Apollo.

Only Richard Jobson and Mike Bailey remain from that line up, although original bassist Bill Simpson (who looks a lot like Phil/EKTAFF from this very forum – and you never see them together in the same room at the same time) was back in the fold. Guitar was supplied by Bruce Watson (Stuart Adamson’s rhythm guitarist in the awful Big Country) and his son Jamie (who looks a hell of a lot like Alan’s son, Chris Smith – and you never see them together in the same room at the same time either!). Actually, Richard ripped the piss out of him by introducing him as Ed Sheeran before leading the audience in TWO choruses of “Ed Sheeran is a wanker” – I don’t think he likes Ed!

Between them, the Watson’s did a much better job that I feared having seen/heard some of their earlier efforts on TV/YouTube, etc. I do wish Bruce would have a bit more fun though – he obviously finds those guitar parts very tricky as he does stand and stare at his fingers when he’s playing and I hate that. The place for “perfection” is in the studio – make the odd mistake and put in more energy live please!

Anyway… The set consisted of most, but not all, of their hits (e.g. no Sweet Suburbia, Goodbye Civilian, etc.) and some cracking album tracks. Richard said that they had been looking forward to playing at the “Legendary Rock City and that they wanted to rip the roof off!” Given what was a very healthy crowd for a summer gig (eventually – I don’t think the early club night-related start helped) they damn near achieved this. The main set closed and the band were quickly encouraged back on stage by the Nottingham crowd’s rousing rendition of “Woman in Winter” for an encore including the legendary “TV Stars (ALBERT TATLOCK!)”. The “Woman in Winter” trick worked again and they returned to play “Of One Skin” again – “We haven’t learned enough Skids songs!” said Richard, before promising a return next year to support their new album (of which nothing was played last night). And with that, the 10 PM curfew had passed and Shaun and I went round the corner to The Rescue Rooms where much reminiscing about old punk bands, etc. continued…

I give you a "passing resemblance"
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on September 21, 2017, 09:09:10 AM
Due to an early start, I missed most of Louise's set.  :(
I've been to the "Goldmark's" bar/venue many times, but this time it was a different promoter (Music Circus), even though Micha (who promotes 80% of the smaller "punkrock" shows in Stuttgart) was present (to get rid of his flyers).
I was pretty early (compared to other gigs I saw there), must've been around 8.15pm. I heard Louise Distras playing inside when I arrived at the door (and it wasn't the soundcheck). I paid my 16 euro and went in to hear the last 3 songs, which were good (yeah and she still sounds like she "learned" a lot from TV). Quite disappointing to have missed most of it. Oh well, hope to catch her again some other time, maybe when her album will be out next year.
The King Blues: first chord and I knew why they sold ear plugs at the entrance...  :o Didn't like the singing much at first, but I got used to it. They played a very varied set, including lots of influences from folk, pop, reggae to (punk)rock. Very enjoyable.  8)
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Post by: Uli on September 23, 2017, 09:17:34 AM
Friday night and time for another gig. Promoter Micha put on a "last minute" show with The Membranes (who had a "day off" while being support on the Sisters Of Mercy tour). Only 10 Euro and that was well worth it!  8)

After a journey by car and subway I arrive at the "Keller Klub" and see a familiar silhouette on the pavement, yes it's John Robb. I read some of his articles on "LTW" and saw his face on many pics, but never managed to see him live until today. Support band "Ann My Guard" have just started by the sound of it, so I go downstairs. It's some kind of "melodic metal" (w/ female vocals) and sounds quite exactly like I'd imagined it to. Not really my cup of tea, but apart from using backing tapes (wimps) it's well played, can't say they were bad at all.
Sadly not many people are in (even though it's Friday and costs only a tenner), but The Membranes play a great gig anyway. I like their kind of "post-punk" sound and John Robb as bass player & "frontman" certainly knows how to "work a crowd". The last song (before the encores) has some longer instrumental parts which give me some kind of "high" with goose bumps and all that...  8)
Of course I go to buy the CD at the merch desk afterwards (yeah as if I hadn't bought enough new albums recently), it's only a tenner after all and John Robb kindly signs it for me. I chat to him for a while, mentioning that I do read LTW from time to time (he says Germany is #3 from the countries which reach to his site). When asked how they did get on the Sisters tour, he replies he just asked via email and they said "yes". (Must admit I used to like some of the Sisters stuff 30 years ago, but when nothing new came up after 1993, I quickly gave up on them...) He seems pleased with how things went in UK for the Membranes (the album apparently being better received than expected plus sold out clubs).
Anyway, it was nice to chat to him, The Membranes plan to tour here next year, guess I'll be there!

Pic (again unashamedly stolen from FB, so far no-one has sued me...):
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Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on September 23, 2017, 06:19:23 PM
A good pic to nick, Uli  ;)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 03, 2017, 01:38:58 PM
Skegness schedule is up so...

FRIDAY: Hexed, Freedom Faction, Emergency Bitter, Hands Off Gretel, Knock Off, Buzzcocks, Headline Maniac

SATURDAY: John Otway Band, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Sugar Louise, Zeitgeist 77, Monkish, Klammer, The Vapors, Angelic Upstarts, Cockney Rejects

SUNDAY: Ed Tudor Pole, Department S, Hung Like Hanratty, Hazard, Duncan Reid And The Big Heads, Theatre Of Hate, Skids OR Stiff Little Fingers (schedule clash...Doh!), Ruts DC...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on October 03, 2017, 10:02:57 PM
I'd recommend that you see The Skids as they get together far less frequently than SLF and were BRILLIANT when I saw them a few weeks ago. Whatever you decide to do I hope you have a ball - enjoy!
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Post by: Rockula on October 05, 2017, 10:34:52 AM
I'd recommend that you see The Skids as they get together far less frequently than SLF and were BRILLIANT when I saw them a few weeks ago. Whatever you decide to do I hope you have a ball - enjoy!

Cheers Fred. Yes, Skids, another one to tick off Xa's 'never seen them' list.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 05, 2017, 10:51:48 AM
Nice one - I hope you have a ball matey!
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Post by: Fred21 on October 05, 2017, 06:23:43 PM
Dead Boys coming to Nottingham next year!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on October 06, 2017, 03:47:46 PM
Went to see "War Horse" last night.

Superb production.
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Post by: Uli on October 06, 2017, 06:23:53 PM
Went to see "War Horse" last night.

What's that?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 07, 2017, 01:10:24 PM
Went to see "War Horse" last night.

What's that?

It is a play, and Book, and Film.

It is a story about a horse during WW1.    Worth having a look at..  but I dare you to refrain from tissues...  it is very moving!!!
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Post by: Uli on October 07, 2017, 03:18:23 PM
It is a play, and Book, and Film.

Thanks for the info. I'm guessing you watched the play.  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on October 08, 2017, 01:32:08 PM
Ruts DC at The Donkey in Leicester last night. Great set to an enthusiastic crowd in this pub owned/run by friends of the band, however, it wasn't as full as when they last played there a couple of years ago.

As expected, lots of comments about, and tributes to, Malcolm and Foxy, but also to Joe Strummer and Junior Murvin (when Love in Vain merged into Police and Thieves) and even Tom Petty when In a Rut merged into I Won't Back Down. Given how much Alan enjoyed their last gig there, and the fact that he's been gone nearly a year now, I found these very poignant.
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Post by: Uli on October 09, 2017, 09:58:16 AM
Ruts DC at The Donkey in Leicester last night. Great set to an enthusiastic crowd in this pub

Wish they would come back to south Germany soon(ish), their gig in early 2014 was one of the best in that year!  8)
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Post by: Rockula on October 11, 2017, 12:50:50 PM
Ruts DC at The Donkey in Leicester last night. Great set to an enthusiastic crowd in this pub

Wish they would come back to south Germany soon(ish), their gig in early 2014 was one of the best in that year!  8)

Saw them in Skegness on Sunday.
Brilliant.
And Jake Burns and Kirk Brandon as backing singers on 'In A Rut'.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 11, 2017, 09:13:49 PM
Nice one! Did the current DMW line up also do "Kill the Pain"?

Was it a pleasing weekend overall?

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Post by: Uli on October 13, 2017, 10:53:51 AM
Off to see Paul James Berry tonight, should be a happy evening with my old mate Michael (who used to sing for The Nerves back in the day) present too.  8)
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Post by: Rockula on October 13, 2017, 04:03:50 PM
Nice one! Did the current DMW line up also do "Kill the Pain"?

Was it a pleasing weekend overall?

They did a complete mix of old Ruts songs, old and new Ruts DC songs including 'Kill The Pain', 'Mighty Soldier' and 'Music Must Destroy'. 'In A Rut' had a Pink Floyd 'Lucifer Sam' tribute in the middle of it. An excellent set.

The whole weekend was brilliant and I'd say my highlights were Ruts DC, Department S, Skids, The Vapors, John Otway.....oh....basically everybody...

...except 'Hung Like Hanratty'. Just don't get why everyone raved over them.

But we booked for next year.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 13, 2017, 04:42:05 PM
Glad you enjoyed it - what did you both make of The Skids 2017???
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Post by: Uli on October 14, 2017, 01:53:41 PM
... Paul James Berry, should be a happy evening

Well, it was. The pub was nice (in midst of the "romantic" old city centre of Esslingen), the stage & sound system were ok. The typical "pub audience" wasn't totally disinterested (there was quite some chatting at the back of course), there were a few who really listened and the applause wasn't bad. Paul played a few songs I knew and quite a few I didn't (incl. a new one), tried to communicate with the audience (Michael had to translate at one point) and was happier with this show than with the night before (in Strasbourg). It was good to see him and my old mate Michael again.  8)
Afterwards was a DJ set (in celebration of the pub's 15-year-existence), so we left pretty quickly.
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 15, 2017, 03:37:12 PM
Going to see Squeeze + 9 Below Zero at the O2 on Saturday, then the Tom Robinson Band playing the whole of Power In The Darkness at The 100 Club the following Wednesday.

Think I'll be seeing Ken and Za there too  :)
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Post by: Fred21 on October 15, 2017, 04:51:17 PM
Sounds great - hope you enjoy those gigs!

Next Thursday I can go and see:

Tom Robinson's Power in the Darkness tour; or

Vic Godard supported by Fuzzbox; or

The Hawklords.

I'm currently thinking Uncle Tom will win - what should I choose Pop Pickers?!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 15, 2017, 08:11:58 PM
Sounds great - hope you enjoy those gigs!

Next Thursday I can go and see:

Tom Robinson's Power in the Darkness tour; or

Vic Godard supported by Fuzzbox; or

The Hawklords.

I'm currently thinking Uncle Tom will win - what should I choose Pop Pickers?!

Ooh! Vic and Fuzzbox!! Now there's a conundrum!

Don't know Hawklords, do I?!  ???

...got to be TRB though. Surely?!  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on October 15, 2017, 08:36:01 PM
2 - 0 to the TRB...
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Post by: GJ on October 17, 2017, 12:34:19 PM
Leeds Academy- 5 bands for £13. Caught the end of band 2. The it was The Mad Caddies who were excellent. Never seen them before and not really that much into ska-punk but they were much more than that. Bit like The Bosstones. Anti-Flag followed (the reason I went to this gig rather than The Supersuckers up the road). AF have some great songs and could have played a few more if they didn't waste so much time on audience response shite- 'middle fingers, peace signs in the air, circle pit everyone- then the other way, shake hanfs with the person next to you.' etc. They preach the right message but still charge £25 for a T shirt! Headliners were a band I knew nothing about- Reel Big Fish. Never heard anything by them before and hope I never do again. Jazz/ska for kids. I was amazed by the huge turnout (it was cheap though I guess) and by the number of people who knew the words to the songs.
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 17, 2017, 04:57:08 PM
Quote
AF have some great songs and could have played a few more if they didn't waste so much time on audience response shite- 'middle fingers, peace signs in the air, circle pit everyone- then the other way, shake hanfs with the person next to you.' etc. They preach the right message but still charge £25 for a T shirt! Headliners were a band I knew nothing about- Reel Big Fish. Never heard anything by them before and hope I never do again. Jazz/ska for kids. I was amazed by the huge turnout (it was cheap though I guess) and by the number of people who knew the words to the songs.

Sounds dreadful. My sympathies.

Sounds not dissimilar to a gig that I went to at the Brixton Academy/O2 where The Buff Medways and The Bellrays somehow ended up on the undercard to the truly dreadful Soundtrack Of Our Lives (yeah, me neither), who urged everyone standing to 'sit down'. 3,996 twats did so leaving me, Mrs S, Tom Phobic and his other half standing up shouting "BOO!! HIPPIES" at the top of our voices.

Horrible  >:(
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Post by: Fred21 on October 17, 2017, 09:24:00 PM
I was very disappointed when The Hives started this nonsense on their last tour. I was the only person left standing when Pelle asked everyone to sit on the floor. Initially, he gave me a dirty look - until he saw my stick - at which point he stopped all the foolishness and got on with the show.

A rare example of why it's occasionally good to be a crip!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 17, 2017, 09:50:46 PM
That's odd: top band on the bill that night in Brixton was...The Hives!

Perhaps that's where they picked up the ridiculous habit?
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Post by: Fred21 on October 17, 2017, 11:45:58 PM
Could well be - they didn't do it on the first few tours.
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 18, 2017, 05:11:08 AM
That's odd: top band on the bill that night in Brixton was...The Hives!

Perhaps that's where they picked up the ridiculous habit?

Looked up the date of that gig: 2002!!

Where does the time go?!
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Post by: Fred21 on October 18, 2017, 10:10:49 AM
I've only seen them do the "audience participation/Look at me, I'm a Rock God!" nonsense on their last tour, so let's be grateful it didn't kick in earlier!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 19, 2017, 10:01:27 AM
6pm last night, I'd sat down to dinner for one (Mrs S on late shift), had The Simpsons on tv and was thinking about watching whatever football was going to be on later.

One phone call later and, by 6.30, I was on my way to Dalston/ Shoreditch to see the truly excellent Nightingales and the wholly unique experience that is Ted Chippington.

Didn't get home till gone one and was up again at five.

Suffering from Guinnessosis and sleep deprivation now...
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Post by: Uli on October 19, 2017, 01:52:29 PM
... to Dalston/ Shoreditch to see the truly excellent Nightingales and the wholly unique experience that is Ted Chippington.

No idea about the latter, but the Nightingales were cool when I saw them years ago in Ulm.

Next for me: something classical and then Duncan Reid & the Big Heads (surely w/ some "classical" Boys stuff).  8)
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 19, 2017, 03:33:31 PM
... to Dalston/ Shoreditch to see the truly excellent Nightingales and the wholly unique experience that is Ted Chippington.

No idea about the latter, but the Nightingales were cool when I saw them years ago in Ulm.


Ted is, erm, a kind of comedian.

Now...I know that all humour is subjective but...Ted is to humour what TV is to jazz funk.

In the same boat but certainly not rowing in the same direction...
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Post by: Uli on October 19, 2017, 04:56:58 PM
Now...I know that all humour is subjective but...Ted is to humour what TV is to jazz funk.

 ;D
Alrighty, thanks. Now you can go and catch up on some sleep!  8)
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Post by: GJ on October 23, 2017, 01:06:57 PM
Now...I know that all humour is subjective but...Ted is to humour what TV is to jazz funk.

 ;D
Alrighty, thanks. Now you can go and catch up on some sleep!  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z72pr0x1RKg
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Post by: Uli on October 24, 2017, 10:19:39 AM
Thanks GJ! Well, at least I did get one of the jokes in this video (the barbershop one)...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on October 25, 2017, 02:28:01 PM
Due to 'Pinkeye' had to give away my ticket for Tom Robinson tonight.
Gutted.
Especially as (hush hush) a certain Danny is supposed to be getting up on stage tonight.

Oh well, got a ticket for the 8th December show.
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Post by: Fred21 on October 25, 2017, 08:57:03 PM
That's a bugger - I'd LOVE to see Danny play agin.

I missed them last week too as I was ill for a few days.

Bugger!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 26, 2017, 06:07:28 AM
Got to see Tom Robinson last night.

Met up with Tom Phobic in The Ship beforehand and strolled into a sold out 100 Club just in time to order a lovely pint of Jet Black Heart and take position centre stage.

Tom and band wandered onstage about 9pm and without any kind of greetings or small talk, launched straight into 'Up Against The Wall'. As the songs came and went, Tom got more chatty, letting us in on a few facts, some of which I knew, some I did not. Apparently, 'Power In The Darkness' was the first album made by Chris Price and Bill Thomas after Never Mind The Bollocks. Chris and Bill had quite a few 'interesting' tales to tell of that little moment in history!  :)

Tom's voice isn't what it used to be but few singers manage to hit the high notes of their youth so he just carried on, even when he was reduced to little more than a yelp, and quite right too. Apparently, TRB rarely played 'Man You Never Saw' in their first flush due to what Tom explained as '...the difficulty of the bass line...' which I suspect to be not the truth somehow.

Around about the time they played 'Man...' I started to think that Tom, with 40 years gone between penning the songs and performing them last night, might change the words of 'Power In The Darkness' a bit. He did, bringing it up to date in a pleasing way by listing all the things that have changed for the better...and all the things that haven't changed at all. In fact, after 'Up Against The Wall', Tom Phobic said that it '...might have been written yesterday, it's still that relevant...'

They finished off the evening with 'Martin' 'Glad To Be Gay' and '2468 Motorway'. Then Tom said they were going to finish with a 'jam session' which had me scurrying for the exit!

Great to hear one of my favourite albums performed live  :)
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Post by: Uli on October 26, 2017, 09:40:41 AM
Thanks for yer review!

Apparently, 'Power In The Darkness' was the first album made by Chris Price and Bill Thomas after Never Mind The Bollocks.

Aren't they named Bill Price & Chris Thomas? (Told you that I am the pedant here!!)

Next for me is a man in a purple suit!
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 26, 2017, 10:06:38 AM
Thanks for yer review!

Apparently, 'Power In The Darkness' was the first album made by Chris Price and Bill Thomas after Never Mind The Bollocks.

Aren't they named Bill Price & Chris Thomas? (Told you that I am the pedant here!!)

Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

They are!

It was early you know!!  :-[

Dunno how I managed to mix the names. Odd
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Post by: Fred21 on October 26, 2017, 03:04:47 PM
Glad at least one of us managed to see this tour! Apparently the "jam" was an introduction to "Don't Take No For An Answer".
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 26, 2017, 07:56:29 PM
Realised that they hadn't played it and guessed that they might finish off with it but, having had practically zero sleep the night before and a frustrating day at work, I was more than happy to miss it, good song that it is.

Went home happy, but on autopilot
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 26, 2017, 08:01:15 PM
Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

Prince is dead y'know!  ;)
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Post by: Uli on October 27, 2017, 08:46:51 AM
Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

Prince is dead y'know!  ;)

Yeah I know. He was probably a genius, but I've never been a big fan.  :-[
He was around in '77 and I'm glad he still is today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMW1s9WvjE

Dunno how I managed to mix the names.

Guinness? Too much (power in the) darkness?  :-\
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 27, 2017, 11:19:15 AM
Next for me is a man in a purple suit!

Prince is dead y'know!  ;)

Yeah I know. He was probably a genius, but I've never been a big fan.  :-[
He was around in '77 and I'm glad he still is today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMW1s9WvjE

Dunno how I managed to mix the names.

Guinness? Too much (power in the) darkness?  :-\

I  was in a rush to get to work to be honest and somehow mixed up the names  ???

I'll be calling you Klaus (does anyone remember Klaus?) next!!  :D
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Post by: Uli on October 27, 2017, 01:24:50 PM
I'll be calling you Klaus (does anyone remember Klaus?) next!!  :D

I am Klaus!  :P

(Oh well, I really shouldn't have listened to "Personality crisis" by the Dolls...)  :-[
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Post by: Uli on October 28, 2017, 10:43:46 AM
Around the time I want to leave for Augsburg, I begin to feel really tired... just like the last few times I wanted to drive to Augsburg and then didn't - this time though my will is stronger, especially as I'd promised both Gerhard (promoter) and Duncan (man in purple suit) to be there.  :)
Before it all begins, I take a walk through the town centre (still very nice) and I think "next time I'll come early and spend the afternoon". After shortly walking up the wrong street, I find the "Haifischbar" and am welcomed by a nice lady who's obviously only just set up the "entrance", I gladly give her my tenner and enter the bar... nice place, nice deco. Duncan & band are in the room at the back and soundchecking (yeah I'm early), I say hello to Gerhard (aka "the General" from Generation N). Band is loud, so I tell Gerhard they won't need the (small) PA in this small room at all, to which he kindly disagrees.  ;D
The band then have their meal (food looking good, maybe I'll return to this place to eat one day), while I go outside with Gerhard and chat a bit about this & that. Later inside, he buys me a drink, which is really nice of him!  To our surprise, Daniel arrives (who I'd first met at the festival at the "Gaswerk" back in 2013, then later again at a Garden Gang gig), his journey was about as long as mine (Munich gig would be closer for him, but he has to work this Saturday)! Meanwhile, the bar has filled quite nicely (apparently there's someone who flew in from UK for the weekend to catch 2 shows).
Gerhard then plays his solo support set. His guitar playing is like a mix between Johnny Ramone & Angus Young (or something along these lines), the songs lean very much on Ramones' riffs - except one which is lifted from Stiff Little Fingers (as Gerhard openly admits on stage)!
Duncan Reid & the Big Heads finally hit the stage and rock the place with the songs from 3 Duncan albums (including "Can't stop", "Montevideo", "C'mon Josephine", "Rolling on", "C'est la vie", "Kelly's gone insane" etc.) and some Boys classics ("TCP" with its reference to "Joey, Johnny, Tommy, Dee Dee" is one of many highlights, as is "First time" of course). The small room is crammed, I stand near a chair at the back with hardly any room to move at times! But it's a great fun gig with singalong tunes and a punkrockin' band. They play the song "77" and I think it's probably been similar back then!
After the first encore, people still want more, they kinda run out of songs they rehearsed, but they hammer out a few more Boys songs ("Sick on you" and others) and a great cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop"!
Like all gigs, even with many encores, it has to end at some point in time, both band & audience seem very happy about this one!  :D
Great band, nice people, a very good night.

I took a few pics, hope the link works and you can view this one:
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Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on November 07, 2017, 01:24:46 PM
999- Newcastle 2/11. New venue for me The Globe- nothing special and the sound wasn't great. Sadly Pablo had to pull out at very short notice due to a detached retina. TV's friend Craig stood in. Problem was he couldn't do Glasgow or Edinburgh the next 2 nights but Arturo managed to find a replacement the night before- a guy called Rick from Threats. Art asked him to learn the songs that evening and they'd meet at the venue the following avfternoon to rehearse. Understandably Rick didn't get everything spot on but he did a great job and both nights were very enjoyable, particularly Edinburgh.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 07, 2017, 10:14:20 PM
Aren't you a drummer that's heard a few 999 songs Gareth?!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 07, 2017, 10:58:33 PM
Arturo's Lurkers at the New Cross Inn on Saturday.

Rather looking forward to this  :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on November 08, 2017, 01:42:51 PM
Aren't you a drummer that's heard a few 999 songs Gareth?!
No and yes.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 08, 2017, 02:45:32 PM
Ever jammed with them?
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on November 08, 2017, 05:26:23 PM
The Members, The London SS, The Featherz, On Trial UK and, erm, Gene Putney? Saturday at The 100 Club.

Then seeing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing both on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th.

A gap until 23rd December when it's Ruts DC and Department S. Again At The 100 Club.

And another gap until 20th January when it's TV and Dr. Feelgood at The Borderline.

Knowing how it's gone in previous years I'll probably end up at 3 or 4 other gigs that I hadn't planned for over the period that I usually say I'm staying in for.
It never works out that I actually stay in.
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Post by: Fred21 on November 08, 2017, 10:14:29 PM
TV and Dr Feelgood should be a great night.

I know that they're actually a 'Dr Feelgood' rather than the Dr Feelgood, but Lee wanted the band to continue and the current members now have well over 100 years of service to the band between them!

They're still well worth seeing, after all, you don't stop supporting your football club when the last player you watched when you were a kid retires.

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Post by: slaughterboy on November 08, 2017, 10:54:20 PM
...you don't stop supporting your football club when the last player you watched when you were a kid retires.

Would have saved myself a whole lot of time, a huge amount of frustration and a wheelbarrow full of money if I had!

I guess I've seen enough bands where there have been less than 50% of the original line up over the years but, in some instances, you look at who's left and decide that all the flavour has been sucked out of the lolly: there's nothing left to savour.

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling this.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 09, 2017, 12:31:25 AM
Very true - but sometimes a "band" is really just it's leader (think PiL) and other bands have all the original members and still manage to be crap (too numerous to list!).
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on November 09, 2017, 01:21:19 PM
Ever jammed with them?
No- did the sound check with Art once in Edinburgh as the others hadn't arrived.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 09, 2017, 03:06:08 PM
Very true - but sometimes a "band" is really just it's leader (think PiL) and other bands have all the original members and still manage to be crap (too numerous to list!).

Wasn't that the point about your comment on Ken going to watch TV but go when Dr Feelgood start? Much to admire about the current guys for sure, but without Lee and Wilko? Not so sure.

Agree about some bands being one-headed though. Saw The Fall go through their 57 varieties nearly 90 times in what was in all honesty about 20 different bands. Much as I liked the Hanleys, Craig Scanlon and was on first name terms with various members over the last 25 years or so, it was really only MES that you went to see. That the others left or were fired made no difference.

Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 09, 2017, 05:06:59 PM
Next? Weather is turning bad, might be snow next week, but if possible I'll go see Jumbo Jet (bit of an ironic noise/punk band, currently reformed due to Sea & Air taking a break)...

Terry Lee Hale will play in Tuebingen, same day as Rezillos are in Stuttgart and Spizz in Karlsruhe.  ::)

They're still well worth seeing, after all, you don't stop supporting your football club when the last player you watched when you were a kid retires.

Are The Beatles or The Jimi Hendrix Experience still on the road?  ;D  ;D
(Sometimes it's better to stop, sometimes it's good when they go on and on and on...)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 09, 2017, 10:10:57 PM
Not quite sure you've followed my argument there Uli...
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Post by: Uli on November 10, 2017, 10:09:17 AM
Not quite sure you've followed my argument there Uli...

I did, even to the max (i.e. if the players we watched as kids retire and get replaced, those bands could go on forever, like a football club)!  ;D
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 11, 2017, 02:02:59 PM
Just in case anyone planned to see The Lurkers tonight (yes you Slaughterboy!):
(from Facebug:)
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MESSAGE FROM ARTURO RE: TONIGHT'S GIG AT THE NEW CROSS LONDON:
"Due to illness in the ranks, I'm sorry to say that The Lurkers won't be playing the New Cross Inn tonight. Nothing serious, but a stomach bug which has taken it's toll on my ability to perform.
Big apologies, but you can never tell when the ballroom blitz is gonna hit you.
See you down the same venue on December 9th with 999 with an industrial sized amount of Immodium and a giant butt plug.
Big thanks to all who came to see us in Sheffield and Langley Mill this weekend. We had a great time.
All the best!"

Hm, a stomach bug, I did throw up last night, but gladly feeling better today...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 11, 2017, 02:13:14 PM
Oh sh*t!!  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: slaughterboy on November 11, 2017, 02:26:40 PM
Thanks anyway Uli  :)

Got a text message about 5 mins ago from Tom Phobic informing me of the same, but it's good to know these things as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: EastKentTaff on November 11, 2017, 04:03:46 PM
Louise Distras in Dover on Wednesday..
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 12, 2017, 11:08:23 AM
Thanks anyway Uli  :)

My pleasure; when I read Arturo's message, the name "New Cross Inn" rang a bell somehow, then I looked in here...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Rockula on November 12, 2017, 02:05:04 PM
The 100 Club was excellent last night.

Only about 3/4 full but I always find that at this time of year. And no trains running in the East doesn't help. All the usual suspects in The Ship before hand. And a few people who came over 'cause of Arturo's Lurker's cancelling their gig at the New Cross Inn.

The Featherz are now a 5 piece and have a fuller sound but still have half a set of covers. They entertained. Mass sing-a-long top Bowie's 'Moonage Daydream'. And, incidentally, Danie is the guest vocalist on the new single by the 'other' Lurkers (Pete Stride, Nigel Moore & Esso). It's out on 'Human Punk' records and they were the promoters of tonight's gig.

On Trial were as punk as On Trial always are. Nice set. They're 4 albums in now and a 5th due.

London SS made the 100 Club feel like we'd been transported back to New York in 1973 or something. Surprisingly good especially 'Sick On You', and as guitarist Eunan Brady played on the original Hollywood Brats version a bit of a treat. Obviously none of the more famous original members but a good band nonetheless. I bought their EP of original songs and I'll be giving that a spin once I've woken up a bit.

The Members were really tight with 'new boy' Calle Engelmarc's guitar giving the old songs a new 'oomph' and his input bodes well for the new studio stuff to come. Nice new 'best off' CD/album which finally sees ALL their 7" singles for different labels on one release.

And a quick journey home saw us indoors by 12.30. And when the Elizabeth Line opens we'll be able to do 'door to door' in 37 minutes. That'll be nice. :)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 12, 2017, 07:39:47 PM
Not quite sure you've followed my argument there Uli...

I did, even to the max (i.e. if the players we watched as kids retire and get replaced, those bands could go on forever, like a football club)!  ;D

OK, but there's still a big difference between a band splitting and it's members being replaced and it keeping going - think "Glenn Miller Orchestra" (going since the 1930's) and "The Platters" (since the 50's).
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on November 13, 2017, 12:59:57 AM
Alice Cooper- Leeds Arena. Not to keen on the big venues and this new one didn't change my mind. Miised the first half of The Tubes set which made me wish I missed the second half too. Fee's band wore white with flat caps. They looked like The Rubettes but sadly didn't sound as good. Worse was to come-The Mission. Fucking awful. The guy next to me said they were like a shit U2. I helpfully pointed out that he just needed to say tHey were like U2. Then Alice put on a great show as always, couple from the new album but no Elected again. Big bonus was the appearance of the original band for the last few songs- Bruce, Dunnaway and Smith. Both bands played the final song, Schools Out meaning there were 2 drummers, 2 bassists and 5 guitarists. Will be seeing him again in Manchester, but not the support acts.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 14, 2017, 10:50:50 AM
Thanks for your reviews folks (from places as different as the 100 Club vs. Leeds Arena)!  8)

OK, but there's still a big difference between a band splitting and it's members being replaced and it keeping going - think "Glenn Miller Orchestra" (going since the 1930's) and "The Platters" (since the 50's).

Strangely, I've listened to The Platters' "My Prayer" quite often, as it is on the "Twin Peaks songtrack" (apparently a David Lynch was one of their singers - at least he could sing better than his name cousin, the director/artist...)!

Many bands nowadays deliver "note-for-note" renditions of their old faves (same as cover bands do - or try to do), however I'm not sure that "rock music" was supposed to be like that...  :-\
Of course, if you have an orchestra playing the works of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart ... you expect them to be "note for note" like the "masters" wrote them down.
Rock'n'roll however, was once supposed to be more spontaneous, rebellious, free(-form). Nowadays you got people complaining if a punk rock drummer isn't keeping time like a rhythm machine...  ::)
But I guess I digress...  ;D
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 16, 2017, 02:20:53 PM
Louise Distras in Dover on Wednesday..

So a new venue for me "The Booking Hall" in Dover, which was a former railway station in the town.  parking spaces for about 6 cars and then the nearest space was a 10-minute walk away.

First on was Riskee & the Redicule, a good 4-piece with plenty of local support the came (for me) the highlight in Louise..  the last time that I saw her was about 3 years ago, supporting TV in Derby/Leeds, she still has that incredible voice, unfortunatly there were only about 15 - 20 listening to her, with another 50 or so "at the bar" and from about 40 foot away, i could hear them over Louise's voice..  Let's just say that Louise reacted!!!..  after 20 minutes and 5 songs she just jumpred off the stage and dissapeared not to be seen for the rest of the evening..   Last on was Itch, from the King Blues, excellent stuff from him and a 90 minute set, before a 10-minute walk back to the car...

A good evening, but could have been better...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 16, 2017, 04:59:39 PM
... then the nearest space was a 10-minute walk away.

Same here. When looking for a parking space near the venue "Eden" in Ulm last night, I had to give up and walk for a little while too.  ::)
When I arrived, support band had probably just started, called "I saw Daylight", some kinda local hardcore band... not bad. Said hi to my mate who also was the birthday boy yesterday. Later I bought him a cola (he didn't want beer for the reason of getting up early today). Then Jumbo Jet were on, they do the "ironic bit" with a lot of moshing and screaming on stage (the guitarist had a Bon Jovi t-shirt on - I'm sure he doesn't even like 'em), telling stupid jokes between songs etc. This is the "reunion" of an old band, which existed 10 years ago, nowadays the members have different projects, which are taking a break now, thus the reunion... Hard to believe that Eleni, who sings in a heavenly voice in "Sea&Air", can scream like this.  :o
Their songs are "complicated", sometimes quite melodic at first, with a lot of breaks and then sudden eruptions with grinding/screaming and so on.
It was interesting and a nice evening, but I hope Sea & Air will do something new again next year (or so).  8)

A good evening, but could have been better...

Sounds a bit like the night I had when Louise supported The King Blues in Stuttgart, I was late and missed most of her set...
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Fred21 on November 19, 2017, 02:48:01 PM
There have been a lot of "40th Anniversary" shows over the last couple of years and, having missed out on several for health/distance reasons, I wasn't going to miss out on the UK Subs 40th Anniversary Party. A venue holding a few hundred in Nuneaton clearly doesn't compare to The Damned at the RAH, but I thought it would be a bit special. You were offered a glass of bubbly as you entered and a copy of the gig poster as you left - but what of in between these events?

Well, I got there early to get a beer and a spot right up the front (I'm not daft!) and there was a great atmosphere. The event kicked off with Alvin coming on to say that they were going to do two 13 song sets (one per album - they had been 'voted' for, although this was to 'guide' the band rather than binding) with an interval in between and that they had only rehearsed the new songs yesterday. Sounds a tad worrying I thought - and so it proved.

When the Subs were on familiar territory, they were great, although the sound was awful up the front. Charlie asked for the guitar to be turned up and I could hardly hear it either. The "rarities" performed were often full of mistakes and word-sheets abounded. Worse, Charlie couldn't find the word sheets for some and it proved a bit embarrassing at times.

The break between the two mini-sets just served to let the atmosphere sag and they would have been far better blasting straight through, after all, 26 UK Subs songs only last about an hour live - prog rock they ain't!

They were largely back on familiar ground for the encores as they rounded off an event I was glad to have attended, but it could have been much more special. If I had been Jamie and had put so much time and effort into organising this (even putting together a film montage introduction), when all my band mates had to do was learn a few extra songs and play them competently, I'd have been rather pissed off. I suspect that there will have to be a lot of careful 'editing' (i.e. re-recording) for the proposed DVD of this gig. It was also interesting that they didn't keep the repeat of the live stream up for very long afterwards either.

Overall, a good night, but this was largely down to the die-hard fans that had come from far afield (I was surrounded by Germans and Scots) and Jamie's efforts rather than a concerted effort by the band.

6/10: I was really looking forward to this, but I think I've got the Subs out of my system for a while as they usually play better than this at a regular gig - a shame.
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on November 20, 2017, 01:03:24 PM
Thanx for yer review! 8)
Worse, Charlie couldn't find the word sheets for some and it proved a bit embarrassing at times.
The break between the two mini-sets just served to let the atmosphere sag and they would have been far better blasting straight through, after all, 26 UK Subs songs only last about an hour live...

They were largely back on familiar ground for the encores as they rounded off an event I was glad to have attended, but it could have been much more special. ... It was also interesting that they didn't keep the repeat of the live stream up for very long afterwards either.

Sounds like it could've been (a lot) better...  ::)

I was surrounded by Germans and Scots

Sounds horrible!  ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on November 20, 2017, 11:40:43 PM
They could have, and they were good company!
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Post by: Uli on December 06, 2017, 09:37:58 AM
I'm out to lunch... well Lydia Lunch & band, later tonight.

http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/5717/lydia-lunch-retrovirus-usa-bass-sick-shit-d.html
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 06, 2017, 09:10:25 PM
I'm out to lunch... well Lydia Lunch & band, later tonight.

http://www.motorcityrock.de/events/detail/5717/lydia-lunch-retrovirus-usa-bass-sick-shit-d.html

Enjoy: they were excellent in London last year
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Post by: Uli on December 07, 2017, 09:08:38 AM
Wish I could've... in the evening I felt very unwell with an upcoming head cold (incl. trouble with the ear).  :(  :(  :(

Hope it'll be better until Saturday, when The Godfathers play!!
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: Uli on December 10, 2017, 10:01:58 AM
Well I did make it to the Godfathers' show last night!  :)
It was a rough day, very cold. When I arrived, quite a few people were there already at "Goldmarks" pub. Most of them looked how I felt: old and tired...  :o
Anyway, once The Godfathers started with "This is war", any tiredness was blown away by their sheer energy! "If I only had time" followed, one of my faves.
(Anyone who says he/she likes guitar-based rock'n'roll music, but does not like the Godfathers, must be DEAF!)
They really rocked the house and played many old hits like "Love is dead" next to the new ones - most of these, in my opinion, are as good as the old ones, especially "Till my heart stops". In one case I recognised a song but didn't know the title and thought "must be from early 90s", until I realised it was one from the new album ("One good reason")!
Peter Coyne said they liked Germany (with the notable exception of "Fritz cola" - well I hardly ever drink any cola, so I don't really know the difference), he also commented a few late arrivals with a nice "missed the best songs", ha ha.  ;D
Last song before the encore was "Birth School Work Death", last encore was a cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop"!

Of course, this being a Saturday, there was a "disco" afterwards, so I was on my way home already before 11pm - after a short chat with promoter Micha, who told me that he needs to find new venues for weekends, as it is often the problem that there is a "curfew" because of disco after the bands (when he has 2 bands playing it will be difficult to be finished by 11)...  ::)
Title: Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
Post by: GJ on December 11, 2017, 01:38:08 PM
Glad you enjoyed The Godfathers Uli.
2 gigs for me last week- Rocket From The Crypt in Leeds. Venue was sold out and they were godd but not at their best. Couldn't hear the sax.
Then 999 at the New Cross Inn, London. They played very well, good to see Pablo back too. My first visit to this venue and was impressed- good atmosphere and a real ale bar downstairs. Support band were The Blue Carpet Band- dumb name but pretty good.