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The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby runcible » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:26 pm

Just announced - at the Lexington on Thursday April 14th 2016.

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/336893

A similar forum turn out for this one? Got my tickets already.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:29 pm

Playing Manchester the following night. I might pop over for that one.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby runcible » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:30 pm

Yeah but it's at the Ruby Lounge which rates as one of the worst venues I have ever been to. I loathe that place.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:33 pm

What's the problem with it? Bad sound, layout, staff or all three?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby runcible » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:42 pm

Nasty layout with low ceilings. If anyone is standing watching the band you can't see a damn thing. I also remember some really annoying pillars getting in the way too. Also - and sorry for saying so - it's in Manchester which is not a place I like at all.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby olan » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:50 pm

runcible wrote:Nasty layout with low ceilings. If anyone is standing watching the band you can't see a damn thing. I also remember some really annoying pillars getting in the way too. Also - and sorry for saying so - it's in Manchester which is not a place I like at all.


To be fair Mark, the layout of the Lexington is a tad shite too. Low ceiling, stairs opposite the stage, the stage is towards the corner of room. Let's not forget the room is difficult to get into due to the nice beer in the front bar and the millions of hippies queuing up for merch in the doorway.... :roll:

I can't remember many pillars, but then I was a tad leathered by the time the gig started. Dave Caldwell and I bravely faced down our inner shortarses and stood on the bench that runs around the wall of the room to get a prime view of the mayhem though.

MCR vs London: Meh :wink:
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby olan » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:52 pm

On reflection, I'll probably go to both. It appears to be the only plan that makes sense unless Bardo Pond play MCR the night The Heads play London.......
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby James T » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:47 am

To be honest, I don't think you will find The Heads playing a venue with better sound/PA than the The Ruby Lounge. The layout may not be the best, but it has the best system in Manchester by a long way for me.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:21 am

I have no great allegiance between London and Manchester (don't make us Midlanders choose!) but Manchester is slightly less of a ballache for me. James's comments about the sound system sounds encouraging too.

is there any inkling on whether this all means that the band are still an ongoing concern? Olan you seemed to think that they played new material at the Psych Fest?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby Aquarian-Time » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:46 am

Looking at the set list for Psych fest there was no new titles in there.
Ruby lounge is poor in layout terms but really good sound. Manchester is easily my fave gig going place, apart from Sound Control which is always a) oversold b) shit sounding and I'm always stuck to the sodding floor !
Booked the Heads gig in Manchester, just need to wait and see about the Lexington, hoping Bardo Pond come up with something
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:13 pm

yeah really hoping Bardo Pond get something in the diary too... would make me a happy bunny!
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby runcible » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:16 pm

James T wrote:To be honest, I don't think you will find The Heads playing a venue with better sound/PA than the The Ruby Lounge. The layout may not be the best, but it has the best system in Manchester by a long way for me.


If you are happy attending a gig where you can't see the band then that's fine. But that's not for me.

I have friends who sat well away from the stage for Black Angels as it was impossible to get closer. I saw White Hills there & hated it.

I found the Lexington ok earlier this year. Hardly the best but I would take it over the Ruby Lounge any day.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby Shinesalight » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:39 pm

I'm probably up for a repeat of this year's fantastic gig at the Lexington (especially after forgoing seeing The Heads at this year's Liverpool Psych Fest to see Spiritualized :wink: ). I just knew those 3 gigs earlier in the year wouldn't be the end of them.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:07 pm

a little bit off topic but wasn't really sure where to post this- if anybody is lucky enough to be seeing Acid Mothers Temple tonight in Bristol, the support act is none other than Anthroprophh..

still deciding myself whether to see one or both of these Heads shows. don't know when will get the chance again (but said that last time!!)
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby niamhm » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:23 am

Tickets bought for Manchester, still not seen The Heads, thought I would see them at Liverpool but the magnetic pull of the mighty Spiritualized won out in the end, so yeah, this time, thinking about doing London as well,
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:52 pm

Didn't want to start a new thread so i'm posting here.

Norman Records are currently selling The Heads 'Nobody Knows' for £10! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Grab it here: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/1 ... ody-knows-
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:29 pm

so which show do we reckon is gonna get the best Outpatients turnout?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby Laz69 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:33 am

sunray wrote:Didn't want to start a new thread so i'm posting here.

Norman Records are currently selling The Heads 'Nobody Knows' for £10! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Grab it here: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/1 ... ody-knows-


Purchased. Erm, thanks for The Heads up! (coat -> door)
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby BzaInSpace » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:40 pm

Thanks! Snapped up immediately. I only have this album on a fateful CD-R from 2005 courtesy of Runcible Records.

Possibly the only time I've ever seen The Heads in a bargain bin!
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby BzaInSpace » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:06 pm

Actually I got the titles mixed up - the CD-R I mention above was actually Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere.

I've never even heard of this album! Respect to Norman records - arrived this morning.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:23 am

think I'm gonna go for the Manchester gig for now. I get back from a big family holiday to New York a couple of days before, might as well have the rest of the week off and indulge in some psych. happy days :)

let's hope Bardo Pond have something in the pipeline too. anyone heard any whispers?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:40 pm

I received the totally unexpected and rather wonderful Christmas present of ticket and flights for The Heads in Manchester :D :D :D
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:34 pm

Don't know if people are aware of this or not but a vinyl version of Enten Eller will be on sale at these gigs, 300 red and 300 black. I'm assuming the red will be at the gigs and the black goes to the shops.

I wonder are they planning on putting out all the cdr's on vinyl over the coming years?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby olan » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:23 pm

Looks like the ATP festivals are cancelled, despite denials from Barry Hogan, Pontins have emailed The Quietus to say both weekends are off. The Jehu weekend looked like it would be uninteresting, but the Stuart Lee show was fabulous. Detailes here: http://thequietus.com/articles/19801-atp-deny-cancellation. All a bit deja vu.... :cry:
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:36 pm

olan wrote:Looks like the ATP festivals are cancelled, despite denials from Barry Hogan, Pontins have emailed The Quietus to say both weekends are off. The Jehu weekend looked like it would be uninteresting, but the Stuart Lee show was fabulous. Detailes here: http://thequietus.com/articles/19801-atp-deny-cancellation. All a bit deja vu.... :cry:


not sure if i would be trust them enough to give them any more of my money now. I agree that the Stewart Lee lineup looks brilliant, whereas the Drive Like Jehu is uninspiring to say the least.

if they are cancelled, could a silver lining be that the acts would be free to do some other UK dates around that time? hoping for some Bardo Pond action.

heard all sorts of rumours about ATP still owing outstanding money to artists as well as seetickets etc. It basically sounds like they have had their day but they are trying to cling on in there. they should give up and let other promoters have a crack at putting on these sorts of artists (but perhaps actually making sure they are paid instead!)
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby olan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:43 pm

http://thequietus.com/articles/19809-stewart-lee-interview-atp-cancellation

Stuart Lee this afternoon. In short, he doesn't know what is going on! Hardly his fault though is it?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby mojo filters » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:56 am

olan wrote:http://thequietus.com/articles/19809-stewart-lee-interview-atp-cancellation

Stuart Lee this afternoon. In short, he doesn't know what is going on! Hardly his fault though is it?


I thought it was common knowledge that Stewart Lee has let himself go, so hardly surprising...
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:26 pm

Any recommendations for a cheap place to stay in Manchester for the night?

Not getting into MCR 'til 3pm and flying back out at noon the next day so I want to keep it cheap and, not necessarily, cheerful!
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby James T » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:00 am

There is a cheap travelodge very close to the ruby lounge (2 or 3 infact) and also a Motel One which can sometimes be cheap and is fairly decent. Gardens Hotel and Sachas are maybe the cheapest options, but both are very sketchy.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:31 pm

Cheers James, will check 'em out.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:00 pm

The Heads 'Beatles' poster for the Ruby Lounge can be bought here: https://moonshakedesign.bandcamp.com/me ... -poster-a1
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Any meet up planned before the Manchester gig? I expect to be in town around 3 o'clock.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby niamhm » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:47 pm

Saw that print earlier, looks good but seems a bit steep at £30 for a digital print, will defo be down Sunray, but not exactly sure what time, running to someone else`s time table, but I think it might be later than 3 pm, see you later. :)
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby Laz69 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:44 am

sunray wrote:Any meet up planned before the Manchester gig? I expect to be in town around 3 o'clock.


There is some discussions of a pre-gig venue on the go... James T has suggested Gullivers which is near the venue. My brother and I will be down early afternoon and plan on having a stroll around and do some record shopping before the gig.

Gary, i'll pm you my mobile number if you fancy meeting up before the show!

Looking forward to this!
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby Aquarian-Time » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:20 pm

We will be in town circa 3.30. So Piccadilly Tap, Port St Beer House, Soup Kitchen and 57 Thomas St are all likely destinations pre gig
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby Laz69 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:16 pm

Aquarian-Time wrote:We will be in town circa 3.30. So Piccadilly Tap, Port St Beer House, Soup Kitchen and 57 Thomas St are all likely destinations pre gig


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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:49 pm

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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby angelsighs » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:02 pm

is it a silly question to ask how it was?
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby sunray » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:40 pm

angelsighs wrote:is it a silly question to ask how it was?


Good rather than brilliant.
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Re: The Heads ATP warm up show in London next year

Postby niamhm » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:40 pm

angelsighs wrote:is it a silly question to ask how it was?


I thought it was brilliant myself, as a relative newcomer to The Heads, this was my 1st time seeing them and was totally immersed and blown away.
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