Radioheads world tour dates anounced for the UK.
6th Oct ~ MEN Manchester
8th Oct ~ O2 London
9th Oct ~ O2 London
Tickets on sale 7th March for all dates.
Paul Hillier with Ars Nova performing Terry Riley's 'In C' and some compositions by Steve Reich.
Next up are Shearwater at Stereo in Glasgow.
Ars Nova and Paul Hillier were superb and a choral version of 'In C' accompanied by banging bits of wood and stone together for the percussion was pretty unique. It was nice to go to a concert where the volume was just right and you could pick out each vocalists part of the music.
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Been to a few gigs in the last few months.
Florence and the Machine with The Horrors support at Alexandre Palace friday 9th March. We took the mother-in-law and daughter, good night and The Horrors we're the biz.
The Black Keys and Band of Skulls support again at Alexandre Palace thursday 10th Feb. BoS we're the highlight for me, but Black Keys old stuff is real raw energy rock, just how i remember the 8 years (ish) ago supporting Beck at Brixton.
Death in Vegas and Von Haze at The Electric Ballroom 15th Dec. Von Haze are an interesting drone pop duo from the states. DinV, best live set ive seen in years, mesmerizing and totally hypnotic, great gig and great crimbo prezzie.
Next stop, Maccabees at Alexandre again!
I've got Meshuggah w/ Animals As Leaders at The Forum, Kentish Town and Veil Of Maya at The Underworld both coming up soon.
Will be the first time I've seen Meshuggah, so really looking forward to that one!
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I missed seeing Animals as Leaders at King Tuts due to work.
My son and I are going to see the black keys at reading in aurgust we are also going to castle donington( download) to see black sabbath metalica and lot of other mainley metle bands I will post a review and photos
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Well Rammstein at Nottingham was probably the best gig I've ever seen for pure spectacle. The band were flawless, the effects incredible and the crowd electric.
Good news is I managed to get a ticket for Kerbdog at the Thekla in Bristol on 6th April but I can't afford to get a Meshuggah ticket until next Thursday...I just hope there are some left as I really want to hear the new material live.
Anyone ever been to a gig at The Junction in Cambridge? Just wondering what the parking's like nearby?
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
Just might see G 'N' R at Birmingham in May. Two more bands after that, then I can die. Well, you know, maybe just not bother going to anymore gigs. I'm hardly a regular on the circuit anyway. I prefer them on DVD.
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Dude! dont give up on going to gigs, there is no better way to experience live music than in the flesh.
The Kerbdog gig I went to on Saturday is the perfect example of why I love live music so much.
The venue was tiny (Thekla in Bristol), probably not much more than 300 capacity. The crowd had travelled from all over the UK to see this band so you can imagine there was superb support for them. Finally I got myself into position practically at the feet of the bass player so had a fantastic view across the stage.
I've been to a lot of arena/large theatre concerts over the last few years so to get back down n dirty in a small venue was a refreshing change and something i'm keen to repeat as soon as possible (just need to persuade my bro-in-law lol).
I would also add that you should get into smaller acts. Seeing a band when you're within arms reach of the guys on stage is so much more immersive than watching an act at the O2 or some such 'enormodome'.
I have a couple of gigs coming up, Meshuggah at The Forum, Kentish Town on the 20th, and Veil Of Maya two weeks after at The Underworld (My fave venue to see bands and I've played there myself over the years)
I'd like to see Bad Religion who are relatively small, especially over here. However, they'll probably call it quits soon-ish and I'm not much for slammin' or whatever da kidz call it now, which is partly why ive never seen anyone with, er, lively fans at a small venue. And I'd probably resemble a chin stroking teacher (or the singer).
Kerbdog. Heh. I feel old.
I know what you mean lol.
During the set Colin the bass player said "This is one of our older ones" Cormac on Lead pipes up "Their all old!"
I really want to go to Meshuggah in Bristol next week but I can't get the time off work to go ARGH
So far this year... Chantelle Mcgregor (the dome, doncaster), SBTRKT (the plug, sheffield), Portico Quartet (queens social, sheffield), and The Civil Wars (leeds university)... all were awesome in their own right, especially the civil wars who were simply stunning.
Now it's festival time, off to the Eye 'o' the Dug in St Andrews in the morning... King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Dutch Uncles, Django Django, Errors, Francois & The Atlas Mountains and KT Tunstall. Should be awesome, especially Dutch Uncles who were great in sheffield last year, and Creosote & Hopkins performing the whole of "diamond mine" in it's spiritual home of Fife for the first time.
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