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Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
« Reply #1245 on: March 24, 2019, 02:26:35 PM »
If you liked that Daddio, wait until they reach the 50's - Man, you'll love Rock'n'Roll!
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« Reply #1246 on: March 24, 2019, 06:23:58 PM »
Well the band leader said they might return to our little town in 50 years...  ;)
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« Reply #1247 on: March 24, 2019, 09:06:45 PM »
20's + 50 = Punk Rock Jazz!
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« Reply #1248 on: April 10, 2019, 01:40:55 PM »
A long drought of gig-going (my first this year!) ended on Saturday when I went to see The Outcasts at The Amersham Arms, New Cross. Having heard very little material by them, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Opening with a cover version (1969) didn't bode well, but it was all good from then on. Decent punk/punkabilly. Didn't know any of the songs but me and a reasonable sized audience enjoyed it.

Would definitely go again
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« Reply #1249 on: April 11, 2019, 01:02:21 PM »
Thanks for the review sb!

I'm still planning to see The Mekons on Saturday.
Maybe a smaller club gig w/ Sally Grayson (Black Swift) before that?
Maybe even before that my niece playing with her school band tonite?
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« Reply #1250 on: April 14, 2019, 09:54:08 AM »
The Mekons live in Reutlingen @ "franz k" April 13, 2019 (blurry as ever, my gig photos):


If you wanna hear me swearing a lot, give me heavy snowfall at the start of my drive to a gig!  >:(
Fortunately it got better after a few miles, in Reutlingen there was nothing but a slight drizzle...
Trying to spare me the parking fee, I looked for a free (in every sense of the word) space behind the cemetery (nice place btw, looks a bit like the "Phantasmagoria" album cover) and walked over to the "franz k" (it used to be a French cinema, i.e. a good place for gigs, because you have a good view of the stage at the back, from where I took the pic).
Soon after I paid, I saw Lu Edmonds in the foyer, but he seemed in deep conversation with someone, so I didn't want to interrupt. In the audience I also spotted Mr Weber, who is the co-owner of Glitterbeat Records.

Support was okay, a duo called Slumpfoot or something (?), maybe a bit too quiet/slow. At least they had a song about the town of Gammertingen nearby (guess I must have a look at the town one day)...

The Mekons were great right from the first song ("Lawrence of California"), 8 people on stage playing all kinds of styles from folk to reggae and punk/rock'n'roll. I knew only a few songs ("Millionaire"), but enjoyed it nevertheless!
Lu played his "saz" plus a bit of electronic noise (John Langford: "Lu Edmonds, I don't know what he does there, but I love it"). All players/singers sounded good with what they did.

Afterwards I bought the new album, which is quite nice to listen to in the car!  8)


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« Reply #1251 on: April 14, 2019, 11:35:52 AM »
Sounds great Uli - glad you enjoyed it and overcame the snow!
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« Reply #1252 on: April 17, 2019, 10:20:08 AM »
'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' supported by 'Louise Distras' tonight in Camden.

'Red Flag 77', 'Smart Alex', 'Rue de la Mort' and 'The Threat' on Saturday in Ipswich.

'Buzzcocks' (with guest singers), 'Skids' & 'Penetration' at RAH in June.

Various 'Steampunk' bands in Lincoln in August/September

'Half Man Half Biscuit' in Cambridge in September.

...and then the Skeggy festival in October.

Not exactly a full diary so far this year.

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« Reply #1253 on: April 17, 2019, 12:25:12 PM »
Eddie and the Hot Rods -'done everything we want to do' (not) farewell gig. Good but not great. some past members as expected but why on earth let Duncan Reid come on to sing one of your best songs (The Kids Are Alright). 2 members of 9 Below Zero joined them for another before performing 2 acoustic songs while the Rods took a break. The place was packed.

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« Reply #1254 on: April 18, 2019, 10:12:56 AM »
Not exactly a full diary so far this year.

Same here, but I don't like planning ahead for months anyway...
Usually there are smaller gigs that pop up with short notice and then I'll just go if I feel like going.

Garden Gang (haven't seen this "new" line-up yet) will play in Augsburg on Sunday - no idea if I'll want to go, will see.

Midnight Oil will play Stuttgart in July (same place as Stray Cats: Killesberg, open air - thus I will only go if there's tickets on the night and the weather seems good enough)!
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« Reply #1255 on: April 24, 2019, 10:31:39 AM »
The Fallen Women at The Lexington on Friday.

Live Fall karaoke with a friend who's over from New Zealand. Should be, erm, fun?  ???
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« Reply #1256 on: April 28, 2019, 07:07:23 PM »
The Fallen Women at The Lexington on Friday.

Live Fall karaoke with a friend who's over from New Zealand. Should be, erm, fun?  ???

Was fun!

Bit hit and miss with the quality but was a laugh. Band were good with authentic 2-drummer line up.

Doesn't look like they'll do any more of them but you never know.

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« Reply #1257 on: May 11, 2019, 09:40:17 AM »
Shonen Knife last night in Schorndorf @"Manufaktur" (club with a good reputation round here, saw Mogwai a.o. here years ago - it's smaller than I remembered, might have to do with the high ceiling).

Band was good, playing songs which range from pop-punk to (hard)rock. Some riffs are very reminiscent of the Ramones.

Funnily enough, many of their songs seem to have a food theme: "All you can eat", "Sushi Bar", "Banana chips"...  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2BhKlbHa88
(Songs are pretty "simple", which is more fun when seeing them "live", hence I didn't buy a cd.)
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« Reply #1258 on: May 12, 2019, 11:20:04 AM »
Les Carter on Tuesday in Canterbury the Subs in a pub in Ramsgate next Sunday.
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