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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 18 Jan 2018, 14:27

Fleet Foxes

Thought it might be too fey but it was way better than I expected. Unpretentious, fantastic tight harmony singing like the Everly Brothers or S&G and material reminiscent of Nick Drake and a band and vocals like the Moody Blues. 5 stars.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Nick?? Dougie?? » 20 Jan 2018, 22:50

We're off to see The Dream Syndicate this evening. I'm pretty excited.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hugh » 16 Mar 2018, 23:27

Just finished seeing Gary Numan tonight.

HE WAS FUCKING AMAZING.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 17 Mar 2018, 07:30

Saw four great show in 2018.
Joan Osborne and guests performed all Dylan songs. Great selection and great guests - Robert Randolph , Jackie green and the band did a killer watchtower. Also got to meet Joan after all these years.

Mew- never saw them before and they played the smaller but wonderful Carnegie hall recital hall. They have such a wonderful lush sound very well done and beautiful textures.

Andrew bird- never lets me down wonderful show

Reformed original lineup Dixie dregs. Saw them in 80 so never saw the original lineup. What an amazing show- Morse and the violin player killed it. Morgenstein killed it on drums. I love their fusion square dance stuff.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hugh » 16 May 2018, 08:32

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Oh jolly good :D

So glad he did Down In The Park. Hoping he adds more dates for the tour next year as I can't manage the nearest , something else on.


Take earplugs!


I’ve now obtained a pair of earplugs as a result of seeing him without earplugs a couple of months ago.

Anyway, last night- Wreckless Eric. Fucking amazing.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 16 May 2018, 09:15

Hugh wrote: last night- Wreckless Eric. Fucking amazing.


Listen to Hugh at this point.
Saw Eric in Manchester last week and he was a one man tsunami.

Still around in the UK for the next week or so.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Nick?? Dougie?? » 16 May 2018, 23:34

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Hugh wrote: last night- Wreckless Eric. Fucking amazing.


Listen to Hugh at this point.
Saw Eric in Manchester last week and he was a one man tsunami.

Still around in the UK for the next week or so.

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Give your spleen a treat and go and see him.


Excellent! We are off to see him in a couple of weeks!
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Nick?? Dougie?? » 16 May 2018, 23:35

Hugh wrote:Just finished seeing Gary Numan tonight.

HE WAS FUCKING AMAZING.


It was the last thing I expected (I don’t know why) but yeah he has been amazing live
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 May 2018, 16:28

I went watching some industrial rock band called 3Teeth last Friday night in Manchester. Free ticket, from a mate I've not seen in a while, and he hadn't heard of the band, either. Reminded me of a more metal-oriented 90s Killing Joke, with too little emphasis on the electronics, and a singer who looks like a techno-punk version of the bloke on the side of Pringles tubes:

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Tiny, tiny, bar, which makes you wonder why they bother coming all the way from the yooessay, and a fairly short set, too. Missed the support act, which was probably a good thing.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Geezee » 20 Jun 2018, 09:47

Anna Calvi at Heaven last night
To me, by far the best guitarist of the last 20-30 years. She's played a couple of gigs now to preview her new album after a five-year absence, and the new material sounds awesome. She may be sporadic in releasing albums, but she has the best quality control of anyone in the business - her three albums and EP are all pretty perfect in my opinion. She's moving in a new direction - completely upfront about gender diversity and about making a statement in her music and her broader (social) media presence, whereas before her music and persona was much more shrouded in innuendo and silence. And you can for sure tell that she's getting a new crowd at her gigs now. And actually that's my only qualm about last night - I still find that her crowd mainly just stand back and look at her in a mixture of respectful awe and disbelief, rather than joining in what could be a pretty raucous affair (her new material definitely lets loose much more). I found that five years ago when I saw her last and I found it again last night. But that doesn't detract from what is a very singular performer, songwriter, singer and guitarist. The night was finished off with several whiskeys with my friend and I arguing whether she can be mentioned in the same breath as Hendrix. In my opinion, she can - and I'm right on this one.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 23 Jun 2018, 03:10

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My most positive comment was that "Damon has the perfect voice." My wife agrees and says it's like listening to a conversation. But he is so laid back - which I like, actually, no phony histrionics - but in one song which had this crescendo, Damon squatted a bit at the bottom and slowly rose as the the crescendo rose and then at the very top when the music was most exciting he rubbed some sleep from his eye.

Anyway, in the first half, promoting their new album Damon and crew went and played the whole thing start to finish live. All was performed before a movie screen, the cartoon images perfectly synched up with the live performance. If the song dragged I could watch the cartoon. And the material was pretty good especially one psychedelic Beatles-y song which blew my mind. Lyrically, the theme was LA where I guess Damon lives now. The second half is where he let his crew and friends take the spotlight. Among the mostly "old school-y" rap performers were De La Soul. Meh. I'm not an fan of being ordered by artists to clap or jump.

What this mostly is is a big production with a five woman chorus, two drummers, guitar, bass and keyboards - and then the big video component, and IMO it adds up to not much. But Damon does have a great voice!
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Nuts » 23 Jun 2018, 12:16

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Qube » 26 Jun 2018, 00:10

Geezee wrote:Anna Calvi at Heaven last night
To me, by far the best guitarist of the last 20-30 years. She's played a couple of gigs now to preview her new album after a five-year absence, and the new material sounds awesome. She may be sporadic in releasing albums, but she has the best quality control of anyone in the business - her three albums and EP are all pretty perfect in my opinion. She's moving in a new direction - completely upfront about gender diversity and about making a statement in her music and her broader (social) media presence, whereas before her music and persona was much more shrouded in innuendo and silence. And you can for sure tell that she's getting a new crowd at her gigs now. And actually that's my only qualm about last night - I still find that her crowd mainly just stand back and look at her in a mixture of respectful awe and disbelief, rather than joining in what could be a pretty raucous affair (her new material definitely lets loose much more). I found that five years ago when I saw her last and I found it again last night. But that doesn't detract from what is a very singular performer, songwriter, singer and guitarist. The night was finished off with several whiskeys with my friend and I arguing whether she can be mentioned in the same breath as Hendrix. In my opinion, she can - and I'm right on this one.


Good to hear the new stuff sounds excellent too, hopefully she comes back to New York soon.

I knew she'd be a star when I saw her at the Water Rats in 2009!

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 26 Jun 2018, 02:02

Saw Föllakzoid the other night. They were very interesting. The support, a favourite local band of mine, Grinding Eyes, were as always, very good.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 26 Jun 2018, 15:11

Qube wrote:
Good to hear the new stuff sounds excellent too, hopefully she comes back to New York soon.

I knew she'd be a star when I saw her at the Water Rats in 2009!


Not aware of Calvi I checked my iTunes library and I have two of her cuts - both from your "Q" compilations! Listening now. Sounds great, kinda Jeff Buckley-ish. Thanks!
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Postby Qube » 27 Jun 2018, 20:55

mentalist (slight return) wrote:Saw Föllakzoid the other night. They were very interesting. The support, a favourite local band of mine, Grinding Eyes, were as always, very good.


Love Follakzoid though it's a shame the bassist/singer is no longer in the band, seems to cut out some things they can do live, will be interesting to see what any new material is like.


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Good to hear the new stuff sounds excellent too, hopefully she comes back to New York soon.

I knew she'd be a star when I saw her at the Water Rats in 2009!


Not aware of Calvi I checked my iTunes library and I have two of her cuts - both from your "Q" compilations! Listening now. Sounds great, kinda Jeff Buckley-ish. Thanks!


You're welcome :D

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 28 Jun 2018, 07:54

Qube wrote:
mentalist (slight return) wrote:Saw Föllakzoid the other night. They were very interesting. The support, a favourite local band of mine, Grinding Eyes, were as always, very good.


Love Follakzoid though it's a shame the bassist/singer is no longer in the band, seems to cut out some things they can do live, will be interesting to see what any new material is like.

You're welcome :D


Ahh this would explain why pictures of the band had 4 members and yet there were only 3! They were missing something, some type of tension or release in the music. Maybe it was lack of the other band member or maybe it was just their thang. Great drummer mind.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Positive Passion » 28 Jun 2018, 19:52

The band I play in has a gig at the Golden Lion, Royal College Street, Camden on 15thJuly if you want to see some great guitar playing and weak singing.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Bent Fabric » 02 Jul 2018, 03:11

I went with my wife and two dear old friends to see Neil Young play solo last night at the beautiful Auditorium Theater here in Chicago.

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It was her first and my fifth Neil Young concert. I sprung for the mid-priced tickets which, while not incredibly cheap, were absolutely lovely seats (great audio/visual vantage point).

THIS guy opened the show with a very strong and lively set of solo acoustic blues.

Neil? He's Neil. Every time I see him, he's really able to dig into any number of unexpected corners of his enormous back catalog, and...once again, moving from one instrument to another (several different acoustics, banjo, electric guitar, pump organ, three different pianos) while playing harmonica. He's beginning to show his age in a number of ways (I think this is probably far more apparent solo than it is with the Horse)...I think because he'd KEPT "not apparently aging in his performance" for so many years and decades, I might have been caught off guard by it a little (maybe a little bittersweet).

It must be said (and I don't know if this follows him around the world) that there is a real always-there "low couth contingency" whenever he does these types of gigs where people are able to "shout inane things at their hero from the 50th row". The disconnect between art/artist and fan is enormous - I'm sure these yahoos love him every bit as much as I do, but...I suppose I wish they could love it in some not-obnoxious way.

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Postby Geezee » 03 Jul 2018, 13:42

QOTSA and Friends, Finsbury Park
I live next to Finsbury Park, so it was a lot of fun to just walk down to a festival, and even better walk home afterwards. Saw Skinny Girl Diet, Hinds, Deap Vally, Hives (from the enormous queue to the bars), Run the Jewels, Iggy Pop and QOTSA. Hinds are a glorious little band, lots of fun to watch. Deap Vally and Skinny Girl Diet are female twosomes who are at the opposite ends of the spectrum - the former pretty slick and glam, the latter very DIY and scratchy. I had no idea Hives are still in the business - and it sounds like they haven't changed in the slightest - god knows what they were doing on this bill.

Iggy - well, it was great to see him again, and a lot of fun to see some of the best of his solo material live, although by far and away the highlight was a great version of TV Eye. Definitely not as vicious as the Stooges show I saw back in 2004, but there's plenty of life in the old (i wanna be a) dog yet. He pulled out Repo Man which I was particularly pleased about, was really not expecting that.

And queens of the stone age are great at what they do. I do wonder if Josh Homme is beginning to feel it a bit - occasionally he looked a bit lost - but still put on a great show. The final trio of Little Sister and Songs for the Deaf and Dead was particularly impressive. As an aside, someone who I went with mentioned she thought Josh Homme looks like Donald Trump - it took me a while to see it, but once I did, I can't get rid of the image. She may have forever spoiled any enjoyment I get from his band!
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