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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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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby flokie » Sat May 27, 2017 12:15 pm

Shinesalight wrote: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:


Try two week nights in a row... Not used to this anymore, and I think I still have some sleep to catch up on.

Besnard Lakes on Wed.at the Hug and Pint - last minute decision when I heard they were playing two sets and two hours. I'd been a bit disappointed last time I'd seen them live (years ago now), and as much as I love Dark Horse and Roaring Night, the last two albums didn't do much for me. No Dark Horse set as I think they did for some other gigs, but I think they played all songs off it anyway, and quite a few from Roaring Night. The sound was a bit messy at the start but got better, and I'm glad I made the effort.

White Hills on Thu at Sleazys. Very small crowd here too. Not a band whose records I know very well, but I always enjoy seeing them live and this was no exception. New material seems more angry, which is no bad thing in the current political climate.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby flokie » Sat May 27, 2017 12:17 pm

angelsighs wrote:
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


I wish I could comment, but if I'm not mistaken they've only ever played once in Glasgow, and that was just before ATP 2013. So I haven't reached peak Follakzoid live yet, considering I haven't seen them since.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby niamhm » Sun May 28, 2017 5:07 am

flokie wrote:
angelsighs wrote:
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


I wish I could comment, but if I'm not mistaken they've only ever played once in Glasgow, and that was just before ATP 2013. So I haven't reached peak Follakzoid live yet, considering I haven't seen them since.


Like Flokie says. I can`t remember Follakzoid evr being here so no chance of being that bored yet. Also like Flokie, White Hills, last week at Glasgow ,Nice and Sleazy. got to admire the dedication of this lot, slight left turn musically into post/punk type goth mixed with the psych -the new stuff,early doors- with heavy spacerock joined on the end, it still works, White Hills are still a great live act, you got to admire there dedication as well, new drummer put through an extremely punishing hour, prepping a new album, Dave seems as serious as f#ck on new tracks, its got me wondering how being in Manchester yesterday would affect them,strange days. Saw them last yr, same venue, maybe 100 folks on a weekend, this time maybe 30/40 midweek ? Some nice merch mind, cool Hendrix/ White Hills t/shirt and tour only cdr and band couldn`t be friendlier.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby olan » Sun May 28, 2017 1:10 pm

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It was better than I expected. The atmosphere was a bit weird as it was a warm sunny evening which is almost the polar opposite of what I would think ideal for a performance of VU's material. I don't go to big open air gigs as a rule. The last one was a Morrissey gig in Hyde Park years ago. Seeing VIP/Corporate drinking areas and pop-up wine bars with cheese platters available was a bit odd. The site is weird too, it looks a bit like a cross between a venue for a car boot sale and the aftermath of a visit by the Luftwaffe. :shock:

As for the show, there were some low points which verged on being cringeworthy, but in general it was OK. I preferred the tunes where he plays viola (Black Angel's Death Song was great) and the string section sawed along. There were a few tunes that had been heavily reworked with electronic backing tracks. Run, run, run had a particularly good rhythm track. Sister Ray was a glorious mess, which is unsurprising as that is basically what you expect. Proper gig though, no talking to the crowd apart from a 'Hello Liverpool" and a "Thank You" after Sister Ray. No encore either, which I heartily approve of.

Some of the guest musicians were shite though. I've no real idea who was who, other than the bloke from Fat White Family was a pain in the arse. I took time to find out who he was so I can actively avoid him in future.
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby flokie » Sun May 28, 2017 1:38 pm

olan wrote:Some of the guest musicians were shite though. I've no real idea who was who, other than the bloke from Fat White Family was a pain in the arse. I took time to find out who he was so I can actively avoid him in future.


:lol:
Going back to that White Hills gig, I caught the end of 2nd support act, Gurlsweat. Just one man. Intense. Very noisy. I was thinking I'm glad I've seen him as it was certainly interesting, and also glad that now I've seen him I won't need to again!
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby olan » Sun May 28, 2017 2:20 pm

olan wrote:Some of the guest musicians were shite though. I've no real idea who was who, other than the bloke from Fat White Family was a pain in the arse. I took time to find out who he was so I can actively avoid him in future.

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It seems I am not the only one that thought he was a bit shite :roll: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/28/the-velvet-underground-nico-reimagined-clarence-docks-liverpool-review-john-cale

:lol:
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Re: What gigs have you just been to?

Postby Martin L » Sun May 28, 2017 5:48 pm

John Cale - Velvet Underground & Nico.

I wasn't impressed at all.....best review I read compared the sound to being like it was played in a bin bag, the venue being like a party in a refugee camp with all the dust blowing about and the queues for fluids.

I did have a good day out in the sun visiting a few pubs I hadn't visited in a while.
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