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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Last Gig You Went To Reply with quote

i just went to orange goblin/solace/gonga in bristol

blagged my way backstage, drank a loaod of beer, tate the munch, generallt blagged the backstage massive. groovy.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

went and saw a post war swing/jazz band on saturday. pretty good, double bass player had a rickenbacker that i slyed a quick go on. noice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got free Tickets to JET, so i went to it. It was pretty good. Not bad for free tickets.

Although, I've just bought tickets the the double concert; Powderfinger and Silverchair. I expect that should be pretty good as long as Silverchair play their early stuff, because their new stuff is crap.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last gig I went to was the first one since the smoking ban, I went to see Deathrock band called Scarlet's Remains.

I unfortunately didn't enjoy the gig much as I also couldn't drink as well as not being able to smoke as I had to get up for work very early the next morning.(wouldn't have made it in otherwise)

The band were fine however because there was no cigarette smoke to cover things up in the venue, the gig was very smelly indeed and stunk awful from the overpowering smell of stale deodorant, bad BO and pungent sweat.

Before the smoking ban I used to come home from a gig with my clothes stinking of cigarette smoke, however on this occasion I came back with my clothes stinking from other peoples bad BO instead.

Although I initially supported the smoking ban, I think I preferred it when my clothes stank of cigarette smoke when I came back from a gig instead of a tramps armpit...it certainly was a less obnoxious and anti-social smell.

In over 25 years of regular gig-going the experience has really dampened my enthusiasm for attending future gigs so bad was the nasal assault.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had the exact same thing myself rob, recently saw napalm death at a bridgwater fleapit, i miss the cigarette fog at gigs. it just smelt of sweaty college kids Mad

band were good though, 1 second long tune and unrecognisable cover of nazi punks fuck off all present and correct
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a bit of a marathon in the upcoming week or so, i'm seeing The Damned on sunday, Witchcraft on monday, Manic Street Preachers on Thursday and Marilyn Manson/Turbonegro on sunday
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been ages since I've gone to see anything. The next one I have planned is the Australian Pink Floyd in February.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last gig I went to was the Birthday Massacre late last month. They were amazing. I'd say it was the best gig I've been to.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting home again was a bit of a problem though, I seem to remember you saying.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was indeed, Pex.

I got stranded when I missed the last train (probably wouldn't have missed it if I hadn't stayed behind to get an autograph and try to chat some girl up). Spent most of the night in the slightly warm shelter of a casino hall/cinema complex, killing time by listening to Dalek Empire on my walkman till I got chucked out. Then rested in various high rise car parks before finally getting to the station and catching an early train.

All things considered, it wasn't the worst 'stranded' experience I've had, although after the 'high' of the concert it was probably the biggest comedown.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing the old sleeping-in-an-NCP-stairwell-after-a-gig, has to be done every now and then.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well bloody hell, saw marilyn manson & turbonegro last night,

turbonegro are a homoerotic shock rock punk band from norway (no less), and provided a good diversion while we got drunk, furnishing us with ditties such as "i got erection", "all my friends are dead" and "Sell your body (to the night)"

but anyway that was soon over and the place went dark, a mournful bit of schubert played over the PA, curtain dropped, and manson kicked into what was essentially a greatest hits set with a few fan favourites.

absolutely note perfect, pin sharp performances from all involved, manson is currently heading an all star band which includes members of nine inch nails, KMFDM and the prodigy, which has beefed the live sound somewhat.

then there were all the theatrics, which made me feel better about paying 20 odd quid for a ticket. bedecked in a red & black suit, ranting at the crowd from a pink floyd/fascist rally esque podium, manson started tearing pages out of a bible and throwing them into the crowd. the bible then combusted in his hand, which was pretty nifty, you could almost hear the chorus of teenage stoners down the front going "....keeewl".

then a westworld style robot girl came out which i thought was a woman dressed up, it looked so real. manson groped it and then pulled the head off & sang a song to the head before chucking it in the crowd or something.

so yeah, stuff like that in every song, glitter, smoke, fog, fire, explosions - in fact just about everything you'd expect from a big american rock band's arena show - but sadly these are things many bands are hesitant to deliver - i think while things like punk rock, thrash metal and grunge ultimately revitalised rock music, they in some ways did make it terribly uncool to put any showmanship whatsoever into your performance.

i love bands like alice in chains, but watching them live sends me to sleep - bare stage, 5 dudes bolted to the spot looking at their instruments, more of a recital than an event

no such trouble with manson though, who for all his 21st century beats and trappings, remains a resolutely 1970s rock beast.

comparisons to alice cooper are tired and lazy, having seen him live a few times now, i would say he rocks a pure iggy pop/GG allin shtick, and rocks it well.

musically he varies from album to album - or in a live context, song to song. on the whole very eclectic, some industrial, some heavy metal, some full on glam rock, indie rock etc etc. manson is essentially an addled, pissed off madonna

however, i still think he has yet to make his great album, too often he puts together by the numbers alternative metal anthems that the kids love, but are ultimately a bit hollow and unworthy.

this is a shame because the work he did with trent reznor in the 90s was like the closest thing to a david lynch movie in rock music form.

but aye, anyway, good show, fun all round, best show i've seen him do in 7 years
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Metallica at the 02 last night, had big smoke & a few drinks, and went off to the dome.

First off I have to say, seeing Metallica at the Milennium dome is a bit of an experience in itself & i'd recommend it highly.

Basically the actual arena (which is HUGE) is about a 3rd of the overall size of the thing. There was about a dozen huge bars, all blasting metallica (one had the s&m dvd playing on about 20 flatscreens, one had a metallica guitar hero competition onstage, etc), and everyone there was mad for it, the atmosphere was palpable. Yep it was corporate wallet rape in a sort of weird huxleyan heavy metal disneyworld, but I was impressed nonetheless.

The stage was in the centre of the crowd, like the black album tour, and lar's kit would rotate throughout the show. They had a HUGE lighting rig suspended above them like a giant industrial looking chandelier, with these 4 massive black coffins that rotated and fired lasers and stuff (I dropped some mdma during machinehead's support slot, so suffice to say I was pleased with all that)

So yeah, they hit the stage, and this isn't the right order, but they played

harvester of sorrow
one
and justice for all (whole thing, epic)
master of puppets
hit the lights
seek and destroy
that was just your life
end of the line
day that never comes
the outlaw torn
fight fire with fire (epic pyro, i was down the front, heat made me wince)
enter sandman
sad but true
nothing else matters
my apocalypse
broken, beat & scarred
The Judas Kiss
Overkill (motorhead cover)

Kirk riffed on Sails of Charon for a bit, which was cool.

Sound was superb, Hetfield's voice was actually excellent! he's dropped that yodelling danzig thing largely, and has his old growl back, which was excellent.

but possibly the highlight of the evening occurred thusly ;

So I was standing with my mate by one of the exits, and we were talking to these kids who'd never seen Metallica before, when suddenly their faces drop & they point behind us...

It was bloody James Hetfield, just walking by with his personal ninja, loads of people ran up and were like "james sign this sign that, james lemme take a picture james james james", and he was like "havent got time to do everyone guys, sorry" and kept on walking, the mob dispersed.

Undeterred, me and monkey ran up to him at a speed that got his bodyguard pulling some sort of defence stance James keeps walking, Monkey says "hey Jim, no cameras no bullshit, we just wanna shake your hand mate"

He stops dead, walks over to us, I was really fucked to be honest so I just remember us being like safe mate safe cheers for the music, come back anytime etc, shook his hand (really leathery), he said "cheers guys, thanks for comin out, see you again"

and he walked off into the sunset (or whatever), pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sadako wrote:
Last gig I went to was the Birthday Massacre late last month. They were amazing. I'd say it was the best gig I've been to.
I know someone who's related to one of the band, i've seen them a couple of times aswell and they are very good live.

Free Jazz gig at the QEH at the Royal Festival Hall/SouthBank, they were and Indian Jazz Band from Yorkshire. And Bloody Fantastic, at times it was akin to the same style of music from Bullitt and other from the American and Japanese band The Seatbelts.

Before that the last paying gig was at Wembley Arena and itwas Elbow, they are great and the first Arena gig I went to. Opening band was good aswell, they were a bit like Grandaddy and Fleet Foxes combined.

Next gig is the Sisters of Mercy gig at the Shepards Bush Empire.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next gig (outside of a few contempo classical ones that I'm conducting on, or getting a piece played in...April time...): Electric Wizard @ Manc Academy...hopefully I'll fit a pint wi Liam in before/after/during the gig too...
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