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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 03:48
by Hightea
The emotion, the performance, the beauty: Polly Jean

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 09 May 2017, 16:45
by Bent Fabric
I sent my wife to that PJ Harvey show (Xmas gift). Detroit, right?

Meanwhile - JAMES STRIKES AGAIN!

This time in a meeting of the minds with Moody Blues/Wings alumnus Denny Laine:

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 10 May 2017, 07:45
by Jumper K
Big Daddy Kane at The Fleece in Bristol Monday night. Up close and personal with a giant of the game. The flow hit me in the face with pure lyrical genius, impeccable DJ'ing and a joyous celebration of the Golden Era of hip hop. The crowd were undeniably on point and the 12 year old brought on stage from the audience rhymed along like a master in waiting. A truly exceptional experience.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 10 May 2017, 23:23
by sloopjohnc
Jumper K wrote:Big Daddy Kane at The Fleece in Bristol Monday night. Up close and personal with a giant of the game. The flow hit me in the face with pure lyrical genius, impeccable DJ'ing and a joyous celebration of the Golden Era of hip hop. The crowd were undeniably on point and the 12 year old brought on stage from the audience rhymed along like a master in waiting. A truly exceptional experience.


I thought you were seeing this earlier than now. I bet he was good.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 11 May 2017, 07:31
by Jumper K
It was blooming fantastic John. I'm always a bit wary with favourite old school artists as I've had a couple of shit nights, Redman and Method spring to mind. Recently the experience has been good, KRS, Kane, Cypress, Dalek all stellar. Off to the London Possee in a week, really looking forward to it.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 12 May 2017, 05:40
by Hightea
Bent Fabric wrote:I sent my wife to that PJ Harvey show (Xmas gift). Detroit, right?

Nope Brooklyn
NIce shots

Last few shows
Jayhawks-My Brothers wife was just out of some surgery so couldn't go. Haven't seen the Jayhawks in years but they still put on a nice show. I nice mix of songs thru the years.

Explosions in the Sky/Thor & Friends
Really enjoyed the opening band Thor & Friends
interesting combo of marimba players, violin, guitar, drums and and electronics
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Explosions never disappoint with a cool lightshow and mix of songs from their new album and old staples.

Roger McGuinn - its been almost 40 years since we last saw McGuinn and his vocals and guitar playing was still wonderful. HIs setlist is a wonderful story of his career, MCGuinn told us stories and about several of the songs. Although through his eyes as he thanked and talked about most of his bandmates over the years except no mention of Gram Parsons? He told a story about Fonda wanting Dylan to write the film's theme song but Dylan declined, quickly scribbling the lines - "The river flows, it flows to the sea/Wherever that river goes, that's where I want to be/Flow, river, flow" - on to a napkin, giving it it to Fonda and telling him to give it to McGuinn. He'll know what to do with it. Also about Dylan demanding his name be removed as co-writer.

He took us thru his three guitars. HIs classic Rickenbacker which was his classic sound. Then his designed 7 string which he told Martin guitars to create for him. He wanted his 12 string guitar jingle jangle sound with the ease of a 6 string guitar and felt putting an extra string in the middle would work.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 13 May 2017, 08:13
by Darryl Strawberry
George Clinton and P Funk last night at the Ritz, Manchester.
No original members but they were as tight as anything. Burst on stage with Atomic Dog. A Funkadelic heavy set (Cholly, One Nation, Knee Deep, I Wanna Know If It's Good to You, I Gotta a Thing) with Parliament tracks thrown in here and there (Flashlight, Presence of a Brain, The Goose, Give up the funk).

His four female singers were the coolest and sexiest people in the world.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 13 May 2017, 15:33
by Jumper K
Shawn Smith in a really small club in Bristol. Engaging, life affirming and triumphant. 2 Prince covers and a set from all parts of his canon. The voice is to die for and he is the sweetest man.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 14 May 2017, 00:16
by Tom Waits For No One
Luke Haines at The Cluny-Newcastle
Guitar, kazoo and a book.
Brilliant. Catch him live if you get the chance.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 16 May 2017, 15:13
by Bent Fabric
I, myself, supported Ian Hunter and the Rant Band this past Saturday at a lovely old venue* in Chicago (it was the Studio 54 of the Midwest back in the late 1970s/early 1980s, and is largely unchanged). Just me and a guitar and my voice in front of (approx) 7-800 punters. Put some hair on my chest, for sure.

Ian is 77 now! He will turn 78 on this tour. And he is a force of nature. I liked his newer songs every bit as much as I enjoyed the classics. Glad he is still out there sharing his gift.

Had a lovely time chatting with his drummer (78-80 era Wings alumnus Steve Holley - very gracious, signed my little boy's copy of Back to the Egg and told me loads of stories about that - long ago - part of his life).


*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_West_(music_venue)

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 03 Jun 2017, 20:19
by Tom Waits For No One
The Skids - Manchester Ritz

Apart from getting a bit arsey about TV Stars, Jobson was on top form, non stop bad dancing from start to finish. Great going for a 56 year old.

Peas sure sound divine.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 10:56
by Nuts
The Kills - Shepherds Bush Empire - first time seeing them - pretty good - just could have done without the bloke in front wearing a fucking hat - who wears a fucking great big hat to a gig?!?
The Charlatans the week before at the Hippodrome, Kingston - they sounded great but the venue is shite.
Maximo Park - Royal Festival Hall - great gig - we were about 6 rows from the front and everyone was stood up, this meant that we were on the same level as the band and it felt like being at their rehearsal. They played and sounded great, best I've seen them.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard next week.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 20:36
by Hightea
Nuts wrote:The Kills - Shepherds Bush Empire - first time seeing them - pretty good - just could have done without the bloke in front wearing a fucking hat - who wears a fucking great big hat to a gig?!?

ugh hate those people with the hat or tall people in the front row at a standing small venue where the tall guy is basically blocking the musician for everyone not in the front row.

love the Kills by the way seen them a bunch of times although not recently.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 23:03
by LMG
The Burning Hell at the Ivy House in Nunhead. One of my favourite bands of the past decade at one of my favourite venues. I like the records, I love the singles, but live these guys are in another dimension. The two shows I have seen in the past year have each been one long audience singalong, their single 'Pass The Wine, Fuck The Government, I Love You' being particularly apt at present.

Also a band that seems constantly surprised how adored and venerated they are in the UK, which is charming. Long may they reign, soon may they return.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 23:43
by Belle Lettre
Thanks to an alert from Minnie, we'll be attending Woody Woodmansey in conversation at the Woolpack here in York tomorrow night :)

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 04:42
by Hightea
Just back from a nIce 3 day weekend of Wilco Solid Sound Festival. A very nicely done medium sized festival in the berkshires in Mass.
It's on the site of Mass MOCA(Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) so you also get to see the museum. Cool exhibits by James Turrell and Nick Cave (not that one). This is the fifth one but I've never gone. First day featured Phil and David Alvin who did a nice cover of I've Got a Line on You.
Then Wilco gave us a treat as they started off playing the Entire Album "Being There", which was voted on by the fans to play, they then treated us to the entire album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ".

Day two - was full of music favorites were Big Thief, Deep Sea Diver, Yuka Honda and Nels Cline, Kevin Morby, Peter Wolf, Television (hadn't seen them in 39 years)-great set the band was very tight, Kurt Vile and another great set from Wilco.

Day Three - we just caught Nels Cline Four and Tweedy and Friends.

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Big Thief
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Kevin Morby
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The grounds
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Peter Wolf
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Nels Cline -Wilco
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Tweedy
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 11:37
by Geezee
Hightea wrote:
Nuts wrote:The Kills - Shepherds Bush Empire - first time seeing them - pretty good - just could have done without the bloke in front wearing a fucking hat - who wears a fucking great big hat to a gig?!?

ugh hate those people with the hat or tall people in the front row at a standing small venue where the tall guy is basically blocking the musician for everyone not in the front row.

love the Kills by the way seen them a bunch of times although not recently.


About 6 months ago I randomly bumped into Alison at a bar in New York and spent half an hour chatting with her. It is perhaps worth noting that she is my "pass", the celebrity that my wife would "allow" me to get together with if I ever met her, and I couldn't quite believe that I was there talking to her (particularly in New York, as she actually lives, or used to live, not far from me at all in London and it would've been more likely that I would bump into her there). She ended up going away to record a Late Night (with Jimmy Fallon i think) - and about an hour or so after meeting her I saw her on the TV at the bar doing that performance.

Funnily enough, my wife has also met her "pass" - Vincent Cassel - although I happened to be there monitoring things :) .

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 15:20
by Tactful Cactus
Badbadnotgood - Sugar Club Dublin
The best fun I've ever had seeing a jazz (based) band - next up Kamasi Washing tomorrow

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 19:14
by Hightea
Tactful Cactus wrote:Badbadnotgood - Sugar Club Dublin
The best fun I've ever had seeing a jazz (based) band - next up Kamasi Washing tomorrow


I've been wanting to see them. Keep missing them or they are at festivals I don't care about. SOmeday, good to hear they are fun live.

Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 19:17
by Bent Fabric
Hightea wrote:Wilco Solid Sound Festival


Did the Shaggs play?