What gigs have you just been to?

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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby niamhm » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:09 pm

Moon Duo @ Glasgow Stereo,
Great show, so glad I made the effort, only managed to get a ticket on the afternoon of the show from a bloke on Twitter and had to drive through as I was `on call` so it was a dry night, one pint of lager shandy, but nothing could put a dampner on the night, played for 75 min roughly and did most of the most recent album and a few from the previous two, nothing earlier than that I think and finished with a cover of No Fun which set of a mosh pit!! As Flokie an Mark said, White Rose was a monster extended workout, they pulled a similar trick a few other times very hypnotic, worked great between some of the shorter numbers, Ripley is just great to watch, Sanae makes an awesome variety of sounds from her electronics and the drummer, well he`s like a machine, so much better as a three piece I think.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby sunray » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:21 pm

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Academy, Dublin.
Smallest venue i've ever seen them in so it already had an advantage. Glad that it was long sold out too.
Continuation of the good form they showed in Glasgow with the added bonus of Cherry Came Too :shock: Reverence was further extended and particularly violent and menacing. In Glasgow I was a little under the influence but here I was stone cold straight and sober and they were possibly even better. They're as tight as the Mary Chain will ever get, the noise and volume is there and they seem to be enjoying it (I'm sure I saw Jim and William smiling at each other at one point :D ). Wish i'd grabbed a ticket for Belfast the night after. Definitely their best Irish appearance since 1989!
The audience was a mix of young and old and it was nice to hear people singing along to the new material (well, sort of nice. Y'know what I mean). The return for an encore brought about prolonged applause which prompted Jim to quip "Stop, you're making me smile" :lol: My only quibble would be that I'd actually like to hear more Damage and Joy songs instead of the hits.

Found out earlier that they're playing 'intimate' venues in Holmfirth, Hull and Reading in July. I would urge anyone to try and see them at those gigs, or anywhere for that matter, 'cos you may never see them playing this well again.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby James T » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Holmfirth canceled pretty much as soon as announced. Would like to make it to Hull but trains are a shite.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby runcible » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:47 am

Magpie Salute at Under the Bridge,, Fulham, London.

Ex-Black Crowes Rich Robinson new project & their UK debut. Man they blew the fucking roof off. A 10 piece line up (3 guitars, bass, keys, drums, lead vocalist + 3 backing singers) played loads of Crowes classics, various solo stuff & lots of great cover versions. 2 more ex Crowes - Sven Pipien on bass & Marc Ford on guitar - added pedigree and quality. It's years since I have seen Marc play but last night his performance & delivery were nothing short of spectacular. His solo in Sometimes Salvation was so brutal, so crunching it brought the house down & he got the biggest cheer of the night at the end. What a player the man is. Amidst the slabs of heavy southern guitar rock appeared a sublime cover of Pat Kelly's ‘How Long’. Hearing reggae played so authentically in that environment was a tad surprising, but then these guys are seriously good musicians so little seemed beyond them.

Highlights were endless. Crowes favourites My Morning Song, Nonfiction, Thorn In My Pride, Jealous Again, Sting Me, Under A Mountain, Halfway To Everywhere… Dave Mason's Only You And I Know, Zeppelin’s Your Time Is Gonna Come.

Singer John Hogg was superb & nailed all the Chris Robinson vocals he took on - Sometimes Salvation was an ambitious undertaking but he showed what a great vocalist he is. As were the 3 backing ladies who all had a turn on lead vocals. But everyone was fantastic & essential to the overall sound - lots of grins between the band members & a terrific vibe in the place.

For myself & Mrs Runcible it was a triumph, & worth the trip to London, which I hated even more than I did before. Christ what a city - how I lived there for so long is beyond me! Despite that the venue was excellent - sold out but very comfortable & uncrowded.

Quite a night. 10 musicians, 21 songs, 2 ½ hours. And TWO incredible gigs in under a week. Brilliant.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby BROKENHEART » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:12 pm

New Candys at the Hope and Ruin Brighton . Really like this venue, probably half the capacity of The Haunt nearby, and easier to move around the venue upstairs . No heaving crowd , but enough to make it a great evening for all .
Vinyl Staircase kicked the evening off with some psych jangling guitars which sounded really good for a band looking so young.
Next on stage were Is Bliss, who recently supported The JAMC at a recent Bournemouth gig . Lots of influences coming through from there set , MBV ,The Verve , Slowdive , Spacemen 3 and lots more , even some sitar sounding guitar . Another great set from an up and coming band looking destined for good times.
Finally New Candys finish the evening off, after a late arrival and rushed tune up. Fuzz,surf,rock,drone and everything else you need from this four piece formed in Italy. I just love their surf, Cramps style guitars . A really fine end to a great evening of psych music, and all for a fiver. Can't be bad .
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby Feedback Forever » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:45 am

niamhm wrote:Moon Duo @ Glasgow Stereo,
Great show, so glad I made the effort, only managed to get a ticket on the afternoon of the show from a bloke on Twitter and had to drive through as I was `on call` so it was a dry night, one pint of lager shandy, but nothing could put a dampner on the night, played for 75 min roughly and did most of the most recent album and a few from the previous two, nothing earlier than that I think and finished with a cover of No Fun which set of a mosh pit!! As Flokie an Mark said, White Rose was a monster extended workout, they pulled a similar trick a few other times very hypnotic, worked great between some of the shorter numbers, Ripley is just great to watch, Sanae makes an awesome variety of sounds from her electronics and the drummer, well he`s like a machine, so much better as a three piece I think.


Saw them in Oslo a few weeks back. Very hypnotic and beautiful.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby spzretent » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:51 am

PJ Harvey at the Royal Oak Music Theater.
I had never seen PJ Harvey and was blown away. Such professional musicians she surrounds herself with. Just the perfect amount of soul and drama without going overboard. I rarely pay a lot to see bands but this $55 was worth every penny and more.
Loved hearing 50 Ft Queenie. Bummed there was no Written On The Forehead but still. What a show!
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby angelsighs » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:46 pm

Spectres last night at the Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Been wanting to catch these for a little while. wouldn't say I was a huge fan (enjoyed the first album, haven't yet bothered with the second) but I like what they do, and I think noisy and loud music is great in the live environment.

There can't have been more than 30 or 40 people there, luckily it didn't feel too sparse as they cut the room in half with a big curtain.

There were 3 (!) support bands of which I caught two- Simple Eyes- (fairly noisy guitar and bass duo over beats) and Mutes (clumsy mixture of grunge and shoegaze)

Spectres were basically what I expected- nice and noisy with some huge fuzzy moments when they step on the pedals. the sound quality of the PA was excellent meaning there was still some clarity there. they seem to have cribbed a lot of their sound from early Sonic Youth, No Wave stuff- alternate tunings, abrasive riffs bending the songs into weird shapes.

enjoyable set but an hour was enough as they are basically a one trick pony. and although they were noisy, they weren't really especially loud. my ears weren't ringing afterwards (although I accept that this could be because my ears are already done in!)
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby Shinesalight » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Seeing Spectres for the third time in Brighton on Friday night, more because my friends are fans than me. They're always enjoyable/noisy but, like you say, bit samey after a while.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby angelsighs » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:55 am

Shinesalight wrote:Seeing Spectres for the third time in Brighton on Friday night, more because my friends are fans than me. They're always enjoyable/noisy but, like you say, bit samey after a while.


yeah they do one thing but they do it well. Although I am glad I saw them and enjoyed it, I'd now put them in the category of bands I'd happily see again but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby flokie » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:46 pm

Thor & Friends at the Hug&Pint.
I went on a bit of a whim - I'm not into Swans and heard of Thor Harris through some bands I follow on Twitter (and yes, the 'how to punch a nazi' vine only made him more endearing!).
Definitely nothing like Swans either - the centre piece instrument on stage last night was a marimba, with as many as three of them playing it together at times, and a total of 8 mallets as Thor would sometimes have 2 in each hand. Some of it reminded me of Steve Reich's Counterpoints. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who likes modern minimalist music! It was all rather beautiful and hypnotic and uplifting, and the focus and precision of these guys was incredible.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby TheWarmth » Thu May 04, 2017 3:09 pm

Slowdive : The Vic Theater : Chicago

This was the third time I've seen them since the reunion. So far they haven't disappointed. What a great band, man. They strike a perfect balance between delicate beauty and sonic noise. No complaints at all. They did four songs from the new album: the two singles, "Slowmo" and "No Longer Making Time." The full band version of "Crazy For You" is tremendous. Rachel and Neil's vocals are always spot-on. I'm sure they'll be doing a full U.S. tour after the album comes out, so I will see them again. Recommended.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby shalloboi » Thu May 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Went to see the Jesus & Mary Chain at the Vic last night. It was a shame it had to be moved to a smaller venue as they did the 'Psychocandy' show at the Riviera (which was where they were supposed to play this time out too) and the sound there was way better. The Vic can occasionally have some very muddy sound.

It was great to hear them play a mix of old songs and the songs from 'Damage and Joy' all sounded really good live. It all fit together nicely. This was only the second time I've seen them so it was fun to hear some of my favorites of theirs live at last- 'Teenage Lust,' 'Far Gone and Out,' 'Nine Million Rainy Days,' 'Blues from a Gun' and 'Halfway to Crazy' as well as a few from last time.

TheWarmth wrote:Slowdive : The Vic Theater : Chicago

This was the third time I've seen them since the reunion. So far they haven't disappointed. What a great band, man. They strike a perfect balance between delicate beauty and sonic noise. No complaints at all. They did four songs from the new album: the two singles, "Slowmo" and "No Longer Making Time." The full band version of "Crazy For You" is tremendous. Rachel and Neil's vocals are always spot-on. I'm sure they'll be doing a full U.S. tour after the album comes out, so I will see them again. Recommended.


I wasn't able to get tickets to this before it sold out (which was surprisingly fast)- glad to hear it was good and you got to go, though! I love the new songs and they did a short live set that was broadcast live on Pitchfork where they sounded very sharp. I'm hoping they come back through so I can catch them.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby spzretent » Fri May 12, 2017 2:32 pm

Kikagaku Moyo & Doug Tuttle
May 11
Marble Bar
Detroit

This became a double bill by one venue booking Doug Tuttle and forgetting about it then booking another band the same night.
Admittedly I had never heard of Doug Tuttle but a friend of mine assured me I would like him. I did. At times Byrdsy, at time Rain Parade-ish and an absolute psych freak out stormer to end his set.
Kikagaku Moyo I had only heard of from this forum. They were a joy to watch. So many band members on a small stage. No idea the names of any of their songs but each one built up beautifully and then some exploded and some just floated there. It was a great blend of spaciness and psych freak outs.
Hats off to a great crowd as well. Really enthusiastic.
Bought the new Kikagaku Moyo LP on the way out. Cant wait to pop it on.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby niamhm » Fri May 12, 2017 4:45 pm

Desert Mountain Tribe @ Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy,

Third time I`ve seen these guys since last Sept, and they just seem better every time, their anthemic take on psychedelic rock is very accomplished, emphasis on songs rather than jamming. Set still leaning heavily on last yrs Either That Or The Moon album, one new track Hitzefrei, a tribute to the Jahn brothers home town of Koln was a particular stand out also the mighty Interstellar wrapping things up, big thumbs up to the Guinness in Sleazy`s as well, very nice,
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby Aquarian-Time » Sun May 21, 2017 11:42 am

Follakzoid-Soup Kitchen(Manchester) last Thursday

I think the consensus here is they have become a bit dull, 3rd time seeing them, easily the most bored I have been at a gig for a while. 3 songs, 1 hr and I was clock watching. Didnt' even stay for Beak who were late secret additions utilising the show as a festival warm up after a 6music session.
First time i saw Follakzoid I was loving it, second time equally so, a bridge too far for me this show. Change the record lads
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby angelsighs » Sun May 21, 2017 2:14 pm

Aquarian-Time wrote:Follakzoid-Soup Kitchen(Manchester) last Thursday

I think the consensus here is they have become a bit dull, 3rd time seeing them, easily the most bored I have been at a gig for a while. 3 songs, 1 hr and I was clock watching. Didnt' even stay for Beak who were late secret additions utilising the show as a festival warm up after a 6music session.
First time i saw Follakzoid I was loving it, second time equally so, a bridge too far for me this show. Change the record lads


oh my, I had the EXACT same experience last night! Both times before I've seen them, I found it superb but here I was finding it more of the same and I was getting bored. Probably not their fault as such, but unless they have a change of direction I won't go out of my way to see them again

My mood wasn't helped my the morons in front of me talking through pretty much the whole gig. They didn't even clap at the end, just more chatting. And one of them had a man bun. Get in the sea.

Weirdly the merch desk had tote bags and t shirts for sale with the sleeve art for the Spaceman collaboration on it. Thought that was a bit strange.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby BROKENHEART » Tue May 23, 2017 9:59 am

White Hills at The Hope and Ruin Brighton. Great gig with memories of early Hawkwind. Very small crowd , which was a bit disappointing .Lots of space rock. Overshadowed by the terrible atrocity happening 260 miles away in Manchester. R.I.P.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby Shinesalight » Tue May 23, 2017 6:01 pm

BROKENHEART wrote:White Hills at The Hope and Ruin Brighton. Great gig with memories of early Hawkwind. Very small crowd , which was a bit disappointing .Lots of space rock. Overshadowed by the terrible atrocity happening 260 miles away in Manchester. R.I.P.


I was hoping to come along to this but I've got Cosmic Dead this Thursday and my body struggles with 2 gigs a week these days :roll:
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby herman » Wed May 24, 2017 7:23 am

Went to see Kraftwerk 2 days ago for the Computerworld in 3D concert. 30 minutes of Computerworld and 90 minutes greatest hits set. You know what is coming to you, still, it"s pretty mindblowing.
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