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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jeemo » 13 Nov 2018, 12:30

King Crimson last night. Bobby and the Boys tore the Concert Hall a new arse.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby pcqgod » 15 Nov 2018, 00:01

Buddy Guy - Really fun show. He played some crazy, jagged lead guitar and did a fair amount of "trick" playing (with a towel, with drumsticks, behind his back, and with various parts of his body). He told someone in the front row to shut the fuck up because he was singing the wrong lyrics to "Hoochie Coochie Man"! :lol: Set included blues standards, often turning into medleys, and sometimes just pure jamming with nods to Cream and other rock generation followers.

Dwight Yoakam -- I didn't know much of his music aside from some big hits but was immediately comfortable with his set featuring rock n roll classics like "Little Queenie" and "Little Sister" plus a long Buck Owens medley. The guys and gals went crazy when he started shaking his leg.

Booker T. Jones -- He played several of the best known Booker T & the MG's singles (extended but still true to the original sound), switching between guitar and organ, and lending some strong vocals to versions of "Ain't No Sunshine," "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "Hey Joe" as a Hendrix tribute. His backup band included his son on lead guitar, and they were tight.

Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary -- This was pretty much the best that I could have hoped for from a Byrds reunion show, given that there were no Crosby or Clark songs performed. SotR was performed non-sequentially. Chris Hillman sounded especially good on his vocals. Roger still sounded like Roger and he had his 12 string for the classic pre-Sweetheart material they covered. The backup band, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, were fabulously superlative.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby the masked man » 30 Nov 2018, 18:41

Off to see Incite tonight. Arizona metal heads featuring Max Cavalera’s son on vocals. We don’t get many US bands passing through, so this should be a good night on the small dance floor at the Met Lounge.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 09 Dec 2018, 03:52

40 years ago we saw Hot Tuna do a 4+ hour show ( 2 hours acoustic then 2 hours electric set). So recreated it by catching an electric Hot Tuna set at the Beacon Theatre and then acoustic Hot Tuna a few nights later at Ridgefield Theatre in CT. Enjoyed the electric set more but both were great sets. Both Jack and Jorma still sound great and play off each other. The did a great version of Good Shepard both electric and acoustic.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Dec 2018, 13:16

I am playing in a gig at the Golden Lion in Royal College Street, Camden from about 4pm today if anyone is in the vicinity and bored.....

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 04 Feb 2019, 17:06

Eddi Reader at Club Quattro, Tokyo. Great to hear melodious and lovely music sung and played by kind people. At times she and her band reminded me of Tex-Mex Doug Sahm, especially with that wonderful accordionist. I was reminded, too, of a Judy Collins show I saw long ago where the music was so lovely - and I was so high - I could see musical notes streaming out from the piano. Really great show.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Geezee » 11 Feb 2019, 14:36

Anna Calvi at the Roundhouse
I saw her at the very start of the Hunter tour, and really enjoyed it, but seeing her again at the end of the tour was something else. Firstly, the venue really made a difference - the Roundhouse provided a far better experience both for her sound and for her increasingly spectacular visuals. But secondly, also Calvi herself seemed to have really relaxed, and seemed far more comfortable in her new stage persona. It's not really a surprise - the Hunter tour is a completely different Calvi from her previous tours, and presumably it would take some time before she gained the full confidence. Another big difference - she cut her setlist nearly in half (or at least it felt like that) - and she let the songs breath and move in different directions than before. A 10-minute Ghost Rider was vicious. The 10-minute Indies or Paradise even more so. Songs from the album were completely reinvented and moved in several different directions, and all the while held together by the Calvi's magnificent, tasteful guitarwork and singing. There were actually a few more fuck-ups in this gig than the earlier one - but the raggedness, and the sense that this could be going anywhere, made it all the more compelling. This really was an "I was there" gig. A thoroughly unique, perfectly timed experience. I've been to hundreds of gigs and seen some of the real greats, and this one easily slips into Top5. It's an incredible feeling to be on the other side of 40 and still be able to experience things like that. I'm only just recovering from pneumonia and a collapsed lung that has spoiled most of the year so far, but thank god i was able to make it to this one.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 12 Feb 2019, 04:01

Yo La Tengo with Steve Wynn @ Bowery Ballroom 12/9/18 -eight day of Hanukkah
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Hiss Golden Messenger @ MHOW 12/18/18
Really enjoyed the set - always entertaining with guest players and good vibes.



Sharon Van Etten @ Bowery Ballroom 2/9/19
Sharon continues to grow, she mostly played her new album which will be a favorite of 2019.
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