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Started by SionedGoch on Mar 1, 2011 5:47:33 PM

Even though I don't go to any gigs much nowadays, thought we needed a thread to discuss what other posters are going to see.

SionedGoch - 01 Mar 2011 17:48:46 (#1 of 1724)

I see that We Are Scientists are playing a few UK dates. Saw them a couple of years ago and they were superb. If I didn't have a clingy beagle to consider I'd go and see 'em in that London.

NoSleep - 02 Mar 2011 12:23:09 (#2 of 1724)

I'm trying to think when was the last time I went to a gig? Hmmm.. I think it was Ethiopiques (Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu Astatqe, et al) at the Barbican in 2008.

SionedGoch - 02 Mar 2011 14:00:24 (#3 of 1724)

God, the last time I went to a gig, let me think...aha, it was Massive Attack in the Newport Centre, February last year. I wouldn't have ever bought a ticket for them but my best friend wanted to go so got one for me. It was surprisingly good.

NoSleep - 02 Mar 2011 14:38:40 (#4 of 1724)

I seem to find out about gigs I would have loved to attend months after they happen. Like just now; looking to find the date of The Plastic People Of The Universe gig I attended (in Jan 2007, it seems) I found out they returned to London early 2010. I guess I should visit more band websites more frequently. Maybe I should spend more time on LastFM, as that's the link that told me I was too late.

SionedGoch - 02 Mar 2011 14:46:35 (#5 of 1724)

I still get lots of emails from bands who I like, telling me about tours. It's a full time job unsubbing from their mailing lists!

deadmanwalking23 - 03 Mar 2011 15:44:02 (#6 of 1724)

Chas n Dave at Indigo next Thursday as part of the farewell tour. I bought the tickets last November and had forgotten all about it until last night.

NoSleep - 03 Mar 2011 16:39:29 (#7 of 1724)

I thought they had packed it in last year?

SionedGoch - 03 Mar 2011 18:44:27 (#8 of 1724)

Maybe it's a super extended farewell tour...

CharlySez - 03 Mar 2011 20:04:46 (#9 of 1724)

Next definite gig for me is Queens of the Stone Age in May. Mainly because it's one of the few bands that both me and the b/f quite like.

I'm a much more prolific gig goer than him and have been testing out on him things I think he'd like. He enjoyed Mark Lanegan, really didn't like LCD Soundsystem, and loved Band of Horses.

His contribution is Iron Maiden in July, which I'm looking forward to, if only to sing along to Run to the Hills in my best Bruce Dickenson vibrato.

PeteZTrucker - 03 Mar 2011 22:41:18 (#10 of 1724)

I´ve got a gig tonight here

deadmanwalking23 - 04 Mar 2011 08:13:21 (#11 of 1724)

Chas n Dave did pack it in, well Dave left and Chas continued gigging, they've just reunited for this one tour.

BuddhaPest - 06 Mar 2011 21:32:15 (#12 of 1724)

For those who're interested, there's a 2 for 1 offer for Baaba Maal at the Festival Hall on Saturday. It's only available over the phone, not over the internet. You have to call 0844 875 0073 and quote “serious 241”.

gordonthemoron - 08 Mar 2011 10:23:04 (#13 of 1724)

Interpol on saturday, BSP postponed until October :(

nrv0us - 08 Mar 2011 14:34:45 (#14 of 1724)

Iron and Wine tomorrow night in Brighton. Can't wait!

nrv0us - 10 Mar 2011 14:43:11 (#15 of 1724)

Iron and Wine great last night -- there were no fewer than eight people on stage, and at times the whole thing turned into a bit of a jazz-funk odyssey of noodling, but overall it was a wonderful show and the new album makes a lot more sense to me now that I have seen it done live. Always good when that happens. Sam Beam is a tremendous bloke, although he looks more and more like Will Oldham's brown-haired twin brother.

gordonthemoron - 10 Mar 2011 17:32:32 (#16 of 1724)

Interpol on saturday, in a former factory, oh joy :(

deadmanwalking23 - 11 Mar 2011 09:30:25 (#17 of 1724)

Chas and Dave rocked last night at Indigo, they even recorded the show and sold CDs straight after. Tempted to see if I cab catch them again on the tour

salvmaca - 11 Mar 2011 10:34:29 (#18 of 1724)

I might be going to see wild young R&R band The Caezars at Dingwalls on 20th March. I saw them in January this year and a few times last year and they're a brilliant live band. Most of them must still be in their teens and the oldest can only be 22, so they have that huge amount of energy that the young take for granted.

This is them at their first London gig on NYE 2009

Bensawbridge - 12 Mar 2011 17:37:02 (#19 of 1724)

I saw Mogwai last night. Not bad, good night out.

gordonthemoron - 14 Mar 2011 10:08:54 (#20 of 1724)

Interpol were somewhat underwhelming on Saturday. Venue was half empty, why on earth did they think they could fill a 7,000 capacity venue? New songs weren't very good and the old ones didn't sound that great either.

Got molested by a drunken mad woman, so the evening wasn't completely wasted

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