Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Jo/Joe, Mar 23, 2006.
Albert Hall, 17th October. I love the venue.
I love the room at the Albert Hall, but the sound for live stuff in there is more often than not appalling. I approach with caution now.
I've not been for about 18 months but can't say I had any issues last time (upstairs).
Pixies doing 'Come On Pilgrim' and 'Surfer Rosa' in full. Fuck yeah.
Just been to see the grandmothers of invention. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would and a nice early finish considering some in the band are in their mid-80s
I saw Mercury Rev doing a 20th anniversary Deserter's Songs set the other night. First time seeing them and it was an utterly gorgeous and enchanting experience. This lady was supporting.
Had never heard of her before. She's massively talented and gave off a Twin Peaks Roadhouse vibe.
I'm 70 now and was very much there for The British Blues Explosion.
This morning I have just been approached by Jo Bonamassa's UK promoter and invited to see him at Hampton Court Palace in June.
It's not what you know.
Yo La Tengo tonight.
Been years since I have seen them.
Just been to see Gomez who were exactly how you'd expect them to be
GNOD/White Hills were excellent tonight.
Played the wrong way round, WH was distinctly less full. Even Steve Davies left after GNOD. the buggers following me around, I saw him in the bath the other day
Sunflower Bean doing a UK tour. I like them.
I didn't know that they were still about.
Luke Haines last night - with Black Box Recorder making a reappearance for a couple of songs... very good too.
the utterly brilliant Ill are doing some gigs for their album launch. Playing london tomorrow night. There are a DIY band who deserve far more recognition then they get. They are phenomemal live - go see them if get the chance.
31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG London, United Kingdom
12th May South Street Arts, Reading
facebook - ILL
other gigs are in and around manchester
Considering they've only just released their debut album, I don't think ILL are that under-appreciated - they have a national profile much bigger than many other bands with no record to sell... hope they'll get a lot more exposure now though.
Gruff Rhys dates announced. Looks like the Church in Leeds for me
We've got Dennis Bovell coming to do a conversation + dj set at our next General Echo night in Walthamstow! June 14th, Victoria pub, hoe street. ringo Fozzie Bear ska invita Rutita1
cant make it but thanks for the tag...please tag again next time your doing something in the victoria...
Its every second thursday of each month! We just acquired a bass bin too.
Thanks for the tag rutabowa Unfortunately I am away this time which is a shame because it looks interesting! Will tell some good friends in the Stow though.
Next time for sure.
Anyone else doing MC50? MC50th
Just discovered I can see them in Manchester in November - might give that a whirl. Worth it or what??
hm. so one of MC5, two guys from Soundgarden, the drummer from Fugazi and some other guys from yank bands I've never heard of, doing MC5 songs. It might be ok, but I'm pretty dubious.
(also the live sound in Albert Hall is atrocious)
Boy Azooga tour
catch em if you can
Boy Azooga from See Tickets
You think? I've been to quite a lot of gigs there and it always seems pretty good to me - usually stand downstairs just to the left of the mixing desk and bar.
Got our tickets to that for RNCM. it's on the Saturday when she wants us to be in the middle of a ten day holiday so got a couple of months to wreck that plan
I've always found it too quiet & too muddy. I won't go to live shows there anymore.
Just got tickets for the Nick Cave gig on 3rd June. Very impressive line up including Patti Smith, Psychedelic Furs, Courtney Barnett, Nadine Shah, Baxter Dury and Bo Ningen.
I think we're doing the Saturday there as well
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