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Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
« Reply #1080 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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« Reply #1081 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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« Reply #1082 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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« Reply #1083 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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« Reply #1084 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.
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And Jake Burns and Kirk Brandon as backing singers on 'In A Rut'.

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« Reply #1085 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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« Reply #1086 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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« Reply #1087 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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« Reply #1088 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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« Reply #1089 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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« Reply #1090 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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« Reply #1091 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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« Reply #1092 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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« Reply #1093 on: October 15, 2017, 08:36:01 PM »
2 - 0 to the TRB...

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Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
« Reply #1094 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.