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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Boo @ Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:55 am

Do you still fit in your old dungarees?
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:01 am

Boo wrote:Do you still fit in your old dungarees?


It's all dreadlocks and hairy jumpers now.

I saw them there a couple of years ago and they were excellent, despite the lead singer spending a good couple of hours in the pub beforehand. Mrs C had to shove him out of the way of the bar !
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by nakedninja @ Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:07 am

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


I like Al Murray, he's very good and funny, I'm going off his Pub Landlord schtick a little though.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:49 am

Just booked to see Show of Hands in MK next May :)
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Post by Käsemeister @ Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:18 am

Crikers wrote:Just booked to see Show of Hands in MK next May :)


Fantastic. Until they get a little too socialist.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by dougc @ Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:29 am

Despite the best efforts of the LiveNation website, have just bagged 2 tickets to see Springsteen at Wembley in June. Whoop!
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Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:52 am

Käsemeister wrote:
Crikers wrote:Just booked to see Show of Hands in MK next May :)


Fantastic. Until they get a little too socialist.


Almost booked to see Shooglenifty as well 2 days before, and still might.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by span @ Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:07 am

Boo I just saw your review, and have resolved to make sure I see them next time they're round this neck of the woods. They couldn't have missed out The Funeral, and it sounds like it was as spine-tingling live as I'd hope it would be. Very lucky Boo.

Off to listen to BoH right now...
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:08 pm

We went to see The Secret Garden tonight at The Stables in MK, good old fashioned theatre which we all really enjoyed.

One of the cast was a musician called Zoot Lynham who played a number of instruments, one of which he told me afterwards was called a halo, which is like 2 woks welded together and shapes beaten into it like a steel drum and it was mesmerising. He plays in some new wave Ceilidh band so I'll be looking on Youtube a bit later and maybe posting some up.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:39 pm

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Post by DI Burnside @ Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:51 pm

That's the kiddie, much likey.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:22 pm

Went to see Russell Kane tonight. I can see how he would not be everyone's cup of tea, and I was unsure if he'd be mine if I was honest, but I really liked him. Definitely into my top 5.

I have been tasked with looking for a comedy drama type thing at the theatre next, having seen just about every comedian on the circuit in the past 18 months or so !

We're off to see The Levellers in June, I'm going to see Show of Hands in May and have just booked to see Within Temptation next January.

Now the kids are a bit older we've rediscovered going out :)
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Disastrous @ Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:46 pm

dougc wrote:Despite the best efforts of the LiveNation website, have just bagged 2 tickets to see Springsteen at Wembley in June. Whoop!



Going to see him in Belfast in July. Looking very much forwards.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Fri May 10, 2013 8:19 am

Show of Hands last night, very, very good. Phil Beer is an incredibly talented musician, probably the best I've seen; and Steve Knightly despite all the "ooh you nasty bankers" stuff is actually quite a funny bloke.

The support act of Miranda Sykes (who would take a high position on WD's to do list) and Rex Preston were also very good, and Sykes went on to accompany Show of Hands for their entire set.

Next up is Russell Kane again, doing one of those warm up / new material type gigs at MK Stables, The Levellers at Bedford Corn Exchange, then a bit of a gap until Within Temptation at Wembley Arena in January so I'd better start looking for something to fill that gap :)
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Strawman @ Fri May 10, 2013 8:44 am

Crikers wrote: The Levellers at Bedford Corn Exchange,


When I was a student and involved in arranging gigs at the student union, they played, they didn't have anywhere to stay when I was talking to them afterwards and were just going to sleep in the most beat-up van I'd ever seen, so I suggested they could stay at the house I was renting. I lent one of them a copy of this book, but only to read not to keep,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Psychotic-React ... 0679720456
in the morning I went off to lectures, when I got back they had gone, and the bastard had taken the book with him, so if you see them again at the bar can you ask for my book back?
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Post by Käsemeister @ Sun May 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Fecking ace.

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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:54 pm

I didn't realise when I booked to see Russell Kane tonight, despite knowing it was a preview gig, that it was small, just 80 seats. Again very, very funny.

Mrs C now wants to go to a smallish music festival with the kids, fortunately they have a few fairly close to is so we can come home if the kids don't like it.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:55 pm

Saw Stephen K Amos last night and he was very good, much better live than on tv.

Off to see Big Country tonight !
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Greg66 @ Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:06 pm

DI Burnside wrote:Off to see Big Country tonight !


Blimey, are they still going?

Got your checked shirt?
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:13 pm

I'm looking in my mind's eye at the audience tonight and predict it's eerily accurate.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by minimoog @ Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:21 pm

Greg66 wrote:Blimey, are they still going?


Mike Peters from the Alarm has replaced the inconveniently deceased Stuart Adamson, but otherwise yes.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:21 pm

Greg66 wrote:
DI Burnside wrote:Off to see Big Country tonight !


Blimey, are they still going?

Got your checked shirt?


30 years now apparently !

I suspect the audience will be full of 40/50 year olds suffering from mild nostalgia, like me :)
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:45 pm

Big Country were (for some reason surprisingly) good, I might go and see them again as they're playing locally again in Dec.

Since then we've seen Russell Kane again (funny), and I've seen Nightwish again (best show ever) and Mrs B has had her annual night out on her own to see Ruby Turner (don't ask) and is going again in March.

Lined up next is The Boy With Tape On His Face (a surprise for the kids) and then Stephen K Amos again.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:57 pm

Seeing Skindred week after next :D
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 am

I went to An Evening With Levinson Wood last night. It was much more interesting than you might imagine a man talking and showing slides for two and a half hours might be. We enjoyed it lots, and laughed lots (although not comedy) as he talked about his background and other expeditions and stuff from his walks that we never saw on telly.

And Alberto (who walked from Mexico through Central American with him in the last series) was introduced on stage at the end for a Q&a.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by Roady @ Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Popped into Manchester to see the Selector and The Beat on a double bill :)

The Selector were pretty good, The Beat however, were totally awesome! Great new album, brilliant live music played very very well indeed. They are back later in the year and so will I be!

If you like SKA try and catch the tour, it's great value and a great time, my phone app thinks I walked (danced) 8 3/4 miles at the gig!!
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:45 am

Took MrsHGL to see Coldplay last week & was surprised that I enjoyed the whole thing.

They were really looking like they still enjoyed doing what they do and put a lot of energy into it and that energy spread into what is normally a very passive crowd.

Everyone was given these clever little LED wrist bands that were controlled by the lighting guys so the whole audience became part of the light show. My inner geek was well impressed.

There was a cute Australian rapper girly supporting who was good too.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:41 pm

Been to see Cast, Busted and The Human League tonight at a local festival thing.

Cast were pretty good, Busted were surprisingly good but THL take themselves far too seriously.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by DI Burnside @ Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Just booked to see Reginald D Hunter in MK in March, and the the Levellers who are doing an acoustic gig at the same venue a couple of weeks later.

ETA: We saw Mickey Flanagan again a few weeks ago at Wembley. Still very funny but not as good as his last tour.
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Re: Gig reviews

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:18 pm

Saw KMFDM last month in Newcastle. Awesome.

Seeing Mastodon in December, again in Newcastle, and Alestorm in February. Also in Newcastle.
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