The Gigs Thread

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  1. dancers lance

    dancers lance Well-Known Member

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    Iv'e been going to live gigs since I was a little kid as members of my family and family friends were involved in the music scene / in bands, in Coventry in the late 70's early eighties. I have been to hundreds of bands and I still do, I will be at Glastonbury again this year having only missed a couple since the mid 90's.

    I just have a love of music in general and i don't favour any genre, if I like it I, like it. I have been lucky enough to see most of my musical hero's and I don't think you can beat seeing bands play live, it's what music is all about.
     
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  2. clint van damme

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    you ever been to SXSW?
     
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    No, but it is on my bucket list, have you?
     
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    Going next year which is why I asked, was after some info.
     
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    Brilliant, I bet you will have the time of your life. What I like about SXSW is that it is so much more than just a music festival, the have live Q&A sessions with the artists and music workshops etc....

    I guy I really like called Jack Garratt done it this year and he said the whole thing was fantastic.
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    it's quite difficult to get information about going as a punter rather than as an act or industry type but we've decided to go without official badges and just check out the free stuff. Should be interesting.
     
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    I have never really looked into it but I was under the impression you just turned up to whatever venue on whatever day and queued up (if you are not in the industry) and you basically got any places that were left.
     
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    you still have to have a badge for the official stuff, but there's loads of free stuff, there have been a lot of good bands play the free events.
    I like the idea of just ambling around, to get into the big events I think you still have to queue and aren't guaranteed entry.
     
  9. Pipehitterz

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    Taking one for the team tonight. just arrived at 21 pilots gig in Alexandria palace.
    2 hours drive and One very happy 13 year old Daughter.
     
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    I have a 13 year old daughter he quite likes these, I don't mind them myself, if I'm being honest.
     
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    Anyone off to the ricoh tonight?
    Catfish and the bottle men.
    Should be a laugh I expect
     
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    The
    were very good
    Not exactly a live act, had backing track all the way through, but the Singer can sing well, the other member is a very enthusiastic drummer, that had some skills, but did rely on a backing drum track also.
    It was more entertainment than live act, I can see why the horde of 13 year old kids love this lot.
    My Daughter loved it
     
  13. clint van damme

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    Went to see Slaves Saturday night.

    Really enjoyed it, loved the energy from the safe distance of the bar!

    Police were handing out flyers on the way in warning about pickpocket gangs operating at their gigs, scum.
     
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    My daughter is 12 and absolutely loves them. Her favourite band.

    I do really like some of their tracks, but others I am a bit meh about.

    What was the age range of the audience? Nearly all young teens and parents?

    Any older people there, 20's and 30's?
     
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    It was over 14s only but mostly 12-18 I would say
    The odd parent was knocking about.
    The music isn't my liking at all but they were very good at entertaining so I wasn't too bored
     
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    my Mrs had her phone pinched at a babyshambles gig in leamington.
    Spoke to the security and she was one of at least 6 that night.
    Flash forward to libertines at nec earlier this year and a dude got arrested wearing taped up jogging bottoms and he had 130 phones in his bottoms!!!!
    Fucking wow
     
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    what an absolute greedy bastard! If he'd stopped at a sensible amount he might have got away with it.
     
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    Ha had the same at the specials Ricoh gig
    Was an old reck of a phone though and they lobbed it ha!!
    Got it back the next day someone else had picked it up and rung my daughter from it.
    The culprit I think was a tidy little blond eastern European girl who latched on to me for five minutes and had a dance.
    That did bemuse me a little at the time :-o
    Anyway got my tickets ordered last night for Richard Ashcrofts Liverpool Echo gig in December, running out and have known for three months.
    Doing Verve and Solo material with full orchestra B-)
     
  19. Pipehitterz

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    Wow sounds amazing, how have I not heard of this before?
     
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  20. Pipehitterz

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    Did Biffy Clyro the other night, superb again, so much energy
    Tomorrow night it's chemical brothers in London, wanted to see them for years and years so absolutely buzzing with excitement for it.
    Hoping to Make chilli peppers in Manchester weds, but having a tattoo done that day and it might not get finished In time to go
     
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    Got your finger on the button!!
    Great stuff.
     
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    Imagine if they had rung at the same time he would have vibrated to death.
     
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    Did Pixies Thursday evening at O2 Academy in Birmingham.
    Pretty good tight gig, first one I've been too in many years.
    I wish Kim Deal was still on vocals, not quite the same without her.
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  24. Pipehitterz

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    I dunno, i've seen pixies twice with the new Girl and I think she's just as great, there's not a lot of difference
     
  25. Pipehitterz

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    Chemical brothers last night was superb

    Not for everyone of course, but for the people that were there, I don't think i've seen such a large percentage of gig audience having such a great time.
    Deaf as a post this morning tho, electronic feedback hits your core when it's ramped up to these levels, possibly the second loudest i've ever been too.
    Happy Mondays nec 1991 was loudest ( they were trying to get the record for loudest gigs around that time, ,and I think they got the record at the time )
     
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    Seen Biffy a couple of times, and really rate them.
     
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    Biffy was the 4th time i've seen them, I often see a band up to 3 times but there's a few live bands I will see every tour, these are one of those bands, never been disappointed.
     
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    The Sawdoctors gig has been cancelled and rearranged for April

    Gonna see Robbie Williams at The Ricoh I know he's not everyone's cup of tea but it should be a laugh
     
  29. clint van damme

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    where was this?
     
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    The Coral at the Kasbah in half an hour
     
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    Eventim apollo, used to be hammersmith apollo, they did 2 dates sat and sun.
    Edinburgh Thurs, blackpool Friday.
     
  32. clint van damme

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    seen them a couple of times, cracking live.
     
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    Seen Placebo at the NEC on Thursday, and then Super Furry Animals at the O2 instiute. Both very different but very good gigs. I cannot stand the institute though. Tiny place, too many people there and beer was £5.20 a pint.
     
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    Anyone gonna go to the legend Craig David's gig at the Ricoh? tickets on sale @ 10am tomorrow
     
  35. wingy

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    Think Nick might. B-)
     

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