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Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:23 am

Ross Noble is not the funniest of comedians, but he is a genius. I would be amazed if any 2 shows are the same, as someone said earlier, as he welds together current news and audience participation with any material he may have prepared incredibly well. I've never seen anyone quite like him.

Cambridge is an utter cnut to drive around though, and getting out too waaaaay too fcuking long. A couple of weeks ago we were at the O2, 25000 people or whatever it was and yet we were sat on the train in London Bridge within 30 minutes. It took almost that long to get out of the car park tonight.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:04 am

Just got back from seeing Nightwish. Utterly, utterly brilliant.

KM, you're the only one that will get this. Olzon could do what Olzon could do, and although Jansen can't do what Turunen did, she can a bit, and she can definately do what Olzon could do as well, but better.
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Gig reviews

Post by Käsemeister @ Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:15 pm

Ace.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by nakedninja @ Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:24 am

As a surprise for my wife I've booked tickets for The Sound of Music at the Liverpool Empire tonight, I'll let you know if it's any good.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by GingerNinja @ Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:29 am

I went to see Fields Of The Nephilim last week at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Halloween.

As an ex-sad teenage goth, I've been waiting for 20 years to see them - finally ticked that one off the list. Thoroughly enjoyed it, sounded great. Equally enjoyable was the people watching - the number of sad-teenage goths that are still sad goths at 40+ years old was quite incredible - I imagine Halloween is the only night of the year they can go out without being ridiculed. I very nearly spent the night complimenting them on their great costumes, but in the end I decided I wasn't that mean.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by minimoog @ Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:02 pm

GingerNinja wrote:I went to see Fields Of The Nephilim last week at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Halloween.


Saw them at Brixton Academy last year supporting the Mission. Improbably, both they and the Mish were superb.

For the avoidance of doubt I do not wear knee boots with 2" thick rubber soles, wear a long black coat, or own a collection of have-your-own-eye-out knives.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:08 pm

Similar to when I went to Nightwish on Monday. The youngsters there must have thought we were there to pick up our grandkids, or that we were taxi drivers waiting for fares.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:58 pm

Any fans of Band of Horses here?

Seeing them tomorrow night.
/excited
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by span @ Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Boo wrote:Any fans of Band of Horses here?

Seeing them tomorrow night.
/excited

Yes!! Very envious. Whereabouts are you seeing them?
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:20 pm

London Hammersmith Apollo.
Did you see them on Jools?

I shall report back.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:27 am

Boo wrote:Any fans of Band of Horses here?

Seeing them tomorrow night.
/excited

Never heard of them but they sound very appealing!
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Post by Disastrous @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:30 am

Second Marine wrote:
Boo wrote:Any fans of Band of Horses here?

Seeing them tomorrow night.
/excited

Never heard of them but they sound very appealing!



:rofl:

You're such a horse-lover!

What of they were a Band of WarHorses? Grail, presumably?
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:31 am

Disastrous wrote:
Second Marine wrote:
Boo wrote:Any fans of Band of Horses here?

Seeing them tomorrow night.
/excited

Never heard of them but they sound very appealing!



:rofl:

You're such a horse-lover!

What of they were a Band of WarHorses? Grail, presumably?

Band of Miniature WarHorses would just clink it I think. Can't actually imagine anything better.
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Post by Disastrous @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:39 am

They must be a shambles backstage, cantering about the place, stamping on the sound guy's feet, shitting as they go...

ETA-I heart the idea of them trashing a hotel room.

"C'mon Mr Pickles, let's eat the fcuking sofa and trample our shit into the bed! Lets get some fcuking ketamine and eat all the sugar!!!"
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:42 am

:rofl: I desperately want to be backstage with a miniature warhorse, high on K now.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:53 am

Sorry 2, you're not good looking enough to be a miniature warhorse groupie.
You'd have to be a roadie.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:55 am

Plus, you philistines!
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:00 am

Boo wrote:Sorry 2, you're not good looking enough to be a miniature warhorse groupie.
You'd have to be a roadie.



I'm not sure I'd like a miniature warhorse musician enough to actually fcuk it tough (typo, but...).

'2, would you?

Boo, would you?
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:08 am

Not into animals, tbh.

I'll just pretend I'm typing away, there's a weirdo here trying to be funny. I'm trying to look busy.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:16 am

I'd properly have a go on one if I'm honest, just for the celeb bragging rights.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:31 am

Second Marine wrote:I'd properly have a go on one if I'm honest, just for the celeb bragging rights.



Fair point.

"I done chazz off a miniature Clydesdale's tiny TITS! - 2M spills all inside SHOCKER"

Neigh means neigh though.
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Post by Boo @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 am

Disastrous wrote:Neigh means neigh though.

:hehe:
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by span @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:31 am

Boo wrote:Did you see them on Jools?

No, didn't know they were on, but I've just found it on iplayer thank you! :)
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by span @ Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:47 am

span wrote:
Boo wrote:Did you see them on Jools?

No, didn't know they were on, but I've just found it on iplayer thank you! :)

I see from i-player, Foals were playing the same episode as Band of Horses.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:00 am

Band of Beardies, as I call them, were absolutely fantastic last night.

It was my first time seeing them live and, although I like their recorded songs, I didn't know what a great show they can put on live. I've become more of a fan, if that's possible.
Throughout the gig they had images being projected onto the screen behind them, mostly nature/animals, very artsy in a nice way.

They opened with For Annabelle, with Bridwell just singing. You know how people say Dave Grohl is Mr Nice Man of Rock? This guy is just like that. Chatty, warm, jumping into first row a couple of times, singing amongst the audience (well, separated by the metal barrier, but he was so close he was touching people's hands and looked amongst them).

They pretty much went from one song into the next, with the occasional breaks inbetween where he'd chat to us or make jokes with the rest of the band.

I can't remember all the songs (they played solidly for a good 2 hours) but they seemed to have played quite a lot off Infinite Arms and Cease to Begin.

The highlights for me were Is There a Ghost, Older, The General Specific. Off Mirage Rock I only remember A Little Biblical, Dumpster World, and Heartbreak on the 101.

They finished with Older, for which they brought out the 2 singers from the support band Goldheart Assembly (well worth a check if you don't know them) to sing with them. They went off and we did the obligatory 'more, more' chants and the next thing you know, Bridwell and the grumpy one (Tyler?) had gone up to the balcony where they played an acoustic Evening Kitchen and No One's Gonna Love You. The security guys were on hand but no one in the balcony tried to get too close, though they were in one corner well close to the audience now all standing, everyone all phones in hand. They came back down and we turned back to the stage where the rest of the band were already on, starting The Funeral.

This was the best song by far, for me. I was so happy they hadn't left it out, I think I came twice. They finished with what I think was a cover but I have no idea what it was.

All in all it was excellent and I'd recommend a listen. I've always thought they were a bit Neil Youngish but live they were nothing of the sort.

Happy Boo with a slightly deafened left ear (I must remember to try and be in the middle), I even had a good view most of the time - save for the time Chopstick Ponce* moved in front of me 5 songs in but then he moved again. When we came out I saw a red bus with a Warhorse sign on its side, and it made me giggle about the silly posts in this thread.




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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Strawman @ Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:59 am

Boo wrote: the audience now all standing, everyone all phones in hand.


Instead of lighters, or to make really poor quality recordings?

I've never heard of this band but looked at their website prompted by your post and they seem quite good.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:05 am

Strawman wrote:
Boo wrote: the audience now all standing, everyone all phones in hand.


Instead of lighters, or to make really poor quality recordings?

I've never heard of this band but looked at their website prompted by your post and they seem quite good.

To film it. I expect there's loads on YT now, or there will be.

They're ace and I'm in love with the drummer now.

Crap piccie of the balcony bit:

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Re: Gig reviews

Post by stuart @ Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:26 am

I like Band of Horses. I first heard them on a youtube video with some guy doing stunts on his BMX.
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Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Al Murray tonight, brilliant, simply brilliant. A very clever bloke, very sharp, and an excellent routine.

It was probably made better because we were in the front row and he interacts with the audience a lot. The wife and I along with one of our friends got a bit of stick from him.

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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:52 am

Just booked to see the Levellers at Bedford Corn Exchange in June :)
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