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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Feb 2017, 20:06

joels344 wrote:1. Kraftwerk in 3D - Moogfest 2014


whaaaat that was my number one, too! I went to both nights!
all right!
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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 14 Feb 2017, 20:34

The Smiths - Red Wedge Newcastle City Hall 1986
The Specials/Selecter/Madness - Newcastle Mayfair 2 Tone Tour 1979
Buzzcocks/Joy Division - Newcastle City Hall 1978
The Pogues - Newcastle Mayfair 1986 (Lost my shoes)
The Jam/The Dickies/Patrik Fitzgerald - Newcastle City Hall 1978
Echo & The Bunnymen - A Crystal Day - various bits of Liverpool 1984
Elvis Costello & The Attractions/John Cooper Clarke/Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Newcastle City Hall 1978
The Housemartins - Newcastle Riverside 1985?
Kate Bush - Sunderland Empire 1979
The Junco Partners - The Cooperage Newcastle - any Thursday night 78/79/80

(Kraftwerk - Computer World Newcastle City Hall should be on there as well but it was only 10)
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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby joels344 » 14 Feb 2017, 23:00

Count Machuki wrote:
joels344 wrote:1. Kraftwerk in 3D - Moogfest 2014


whaaaat that was my number one, too! I went to both nights!
all right!
:D


No way! We were at the same show. Very awesome! :D

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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby Hightea » 15 Feb 2017, 16:13

bobzilla77 wrote:
King Crimson- 2/26/82 and 3/6/82 - Rutgers and Alexander Hall, Princeton- first shows with the new KC.


Wow, two of us at the same Princeton show - in about a 600 capacity venue. I recall they did an early & late show, but still!

Alexander Hall is one of my favorite venues I've ever seen music in. I got to perform there myself when the Trinity Choir performed Haydn's Creation there. Also saw Fripp doing a talk/ Frippertronics show, David Johansen, Mamas & Papas and Stanley Jordan there. Oh, and also, the Flying Karamazov Brothers!


Ha yes love Alexander Hall wish I saw more shows there. Went with 10 friends to that show. Two car loads from East Brunswick,NJ.
Also saw Pierre Morlen's Gong at Alexander Hall another great show.

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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby CAN » 04 Jun 2018, 11:43

Tactful Cactus wrote:
-Iggy & the Stooges, New York 2006
-Bonnie Prince Billy, Whelans 2003
-LCD Soundsystem, Tripod 2007
-Thee Oh Sees, Whelans 2013
-White Denim, Manchester 2009
-Chic, Tripod Dub 2013
-King Khan & the Shrines, Whelans 2011 & 2015
-Dan Deacon, Whelans 2014
-Goat, Longitude festival 2015
-Deerhoof, Whelans 2012
-Funkadelic, Tripod 2005
-Stephen Malkmus, Tripod 2006
-Television, Vicar St 2014
-Wild Billy Childish, Whelans 2011



Anyone seen them recently?

They're playing Glasgow in August and I'm tempted - find them on JUST the right side of the interesting/wacky divide but I don't want to pay £13 to be irritated!
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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby driftin » 04 Jun 2018, 11:53

Darkness_Fish wrote:
martha wrote:10. The Legendary Pink Dots - Trocadero Transfer - 11 September, 1997

Probably top of my list of bands I'd love to see. They hardly ever play Britain, and if they do, only London.

I bought a ticket to go see them support Arthur Brown several years ago. I was supposed to go with Madgett (wonder how he's doing) but had a last minute change of plan.

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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby driftin » 04 Jun 2018, 12:08

I'm not counting night club DJs or festival appearances. I also don't remember the exact dates for all of these and these aren't in any particular order.

Autechre, SE1, London, 2004
Melt-Banana - Rock City, Nottingham, 2012
Joanna Newsom / Roy Harper - Royal Albert Hall, London, 2007
Sigur Rós - Brixton Academy, London, 2005
Philip Glass - Barbican, London, 2007
Fuck Buttons / The Haxan Cloak - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 2013
Lustmord - LSO St Luke’s, London, 2013
Sunn O))) - Barbican, London, 2017
Ghostpoet - O2, Leicester, 2013
Amon Tobin - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 2013

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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby CAN » 08 Aug 2018, 07:45

The Velvet Underground wrote:
Tactful Cactus wrote:
-Iggy & the Stooges, New York 2006
-Bonnie Prince Billy, Whelans 2003
-LCD Soundsystem, Tripod 2007
-Thee Oh Sees, Whelans 2013
-White Denim, Manchester 2009
-Chic, Tripod Dub 2013
-King Khan & the Shrines, Whelans 2011 & 2015
-Dan Deacon, Whelans 2014
-Goat, Longitude festival 2015
-Deerhoof, Whelans 2012
-Funkadelic, Tripod 2005
-Stephen Malkmus, Tripod 2006
-Television, Vicar St 2014
-Wild Billy Childish, Whelans 2011



Anyone seen them recently?

They're playing Glasgow in August and I'm tempted - find them on JUST the right side of the interesting/wacky divide but I don't want to pay £13 to be irritated!


hm

well, I'm off to see them tonight

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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby pcqgod » 09 Aug 2018, 22:40

pcqgod wrote:My original list of 9 from the older thread:

Paul McCartney, 2011
Prince and the Revolution, 1985
Jesus Lizard, early 90's
NoMeansNo, either time I saw them in the late 80's or early 90's. Absolutely jaw dropping.
Helios Creed, late 80's/early 90's
Squeeze in 1988 when Jools Holland had returned to the band
Alex Chilton, early 90's
Bauhaus, 2005 or 6
King Crimson, 1995

I think I would have to add Ben Folds for the 10th spot. Maybe bump Chilton for Black Sabbath or the Stones. Seeing Chilton was a thrill but the show itself was pretty iffy.


These were also amazing:

Elvis Costello (with Nick Lowe opening acoustic) - King of America/Blood & Chocolate tour, 1986/87.
Afghan Whigs first two times I saw them around 1990/1991, absolutely brought the crowd to a frenzy.
Los Lobos, a county fair in 2000.
Camper Van Beethoven, Key Lime Pie tour, they finished the set acoustic because the power was knocked out.
Young Fresh Fellows and All were always ridiculously great live.
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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby never/ever » 09 Aug 2018, 23:08

1. Sigur Ros, Adelaide 2008
2. La Bottine Souriante, Dranouter Festival Belgium 1996
3. Kraftwerk, 3D- tour, all 8 gigs, Sydney Opera House
4. Dead Can Dance/Wolfgang Press, Zoetermeer 1986
5. Pixies, Jaap Edenhal Amsterdam 1991
6. Steve Reich- Music For 18 Musicians, Sydney Opera house 2013
7. Tangerine Dream, 2 gigs (including Sorcerer)
Melbourne 2014.
8. Beastie Boys/RUN DMC, Amsterdam 1987
9. Fuck Buttons, Harvest Festival Sydney 2013
10. Olafur Arnalds, Sydney Opera House 2014

Special mentions-
Prince Roxy after-party 1997
Bruce Springsteen 1985 Rotterdam
Ash Ra Tempel Melbourne 2015
Nick Cave Sydney 2003
Slayer/Anthrax, Boskoop 1988
Cocteau Twins/Dif Juz- Vredenburg Utrecht 1987
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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby Dayodead » 09 Aug 2018, 23:10

Looking back at this thread, it's interesting how many bands I have seen in common...What's really interesting though, Bob and I were at the same show (Dirty Three - Spaceland 1996)...(We both were also at the Long Beach ATP, which I agree, was great...)

A list of ten seems impossible, but I try to narrow down a list eventually...

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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby TG » 10 Aug 2018, 02:11

Dayodead wrote:(We both were also at the Long Beach ATP, which I agree, was great...)


I was there! At one point James Williamson and Scott Thurston walked by me. I really hoped they’d jump on stage and recreate the Raw Power shows. I mean, I knew they wouldn’t but I really hoped that somehow the impossible would happen.
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Re: What are your top 10 best gigs ever?

Postby Dayodead » 10 Aug 2018, 02:27

TG wrote:
Dayodead wrote:(We both were also at the Long Beach ATP, which I agree, was great...)


I was there! At one point James Williamson and Scott Thurston walked by me. I really hoped they’d jump on stage and recreate the Raw Power shows. I mean, I knew they wouldn’t but I really hoped that somehow the impossible would happen.


That's pretty damn cool....Wish they would bring ATP back to LA...All three were really fun..(The first at UCLA and the other two at the Queen Mary...) Queen Mary was an interesting venue to say the least...