Non-Frank Gigs

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Watergirl » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:38 pm

I went to Holland over the weekend to see the Waterboys at Paradiso. My first time ever at this legendary venue - a great place. These were quite special gigs as they were filmed for inclusion in director Robert Jan Westdijk's forthcoming feature film about the Waterboys. As a fan of 29 years standing I didn't want to miss that. They were fantastic gigs with the band in flying form. It was my first time seeing them with new keyboard player Brother Paul, who has to be seen to be believed. A mad prog-rock 70's type with flying hair and fantastic moves. Great addition to the band! They played quite a few songs of their forthcoming album 'Modern blues', which I reckon will be better than the last two. 'November tale' and 'Long strange golden road' stood out.
Support act Freddie Stevenson made me think of the guy in the film 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; a perfectly decent singer/songwriter who may keep working away without ever quite making it. I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by DTM11 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:34 pm

My 2015 is looking good so far after a very poor gigging effort in 2014 (I only managed 9 all year!) In the next few months I'm going to be driving to Manchester a few times

Slipknot Jan 16th Sheffield
Frank Turner January 28th Manchester
Fightstar Feb 25th Manchester
Dave McPherson March 14th York
Dave McPherson April 17th Selby
Foo Fighters May 27th Manchester

Hoping a few more will get slipped in there as well. There's a monthly local bands night at a pub near my house starting on 30th January so hoping to check that out.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by tommyk » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:25 pm

Well this is what I have booked so far:

January 29th - Will Varley (London) Good substitute for not getting tickets to the FT gig!
February 21st - ONSIND (London)
May 1st - 3rd - Groezrock (Belgium)

More to come hopefully...

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by darlenet. » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:26 pm

If anyone ever gets the chance to see Laura Jane Grace do a solo acoustic show, just do it. Last night, despite a seated sedate crowd (except for us small but enthusiastic faithful), the show ended up being a favorite for me. She sang many "Florida" songs for the hometown crowd, and told back stories of them. She is freaking hilarious. She took requests from the faithful, then asked for help to remember the long ago lyrics. She took some of her old songs and switched the pronouns and sang them "as I really meant them to be at the time." So poignant. Hearing the TDB songs with her emotion acoustically, well I can't describe. She rivals anyone acoustically.
shows? 90 so far...

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by bridgemo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:12 am

Not really a gig, but I just got back from Vegas where I got to go to a listening party of the new Imagine Dragon's album with folks from fifteen countries. Sounds good

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by trogette » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:56 pm

coming up so far this year:

Acoustimosh, father and son duo, family friends, at a florists' shop in my village that becomes a wine-bar on Friday and Saturday nights, Feb 6th
All Time Low/You Me At Six, supported by Walk The Moon who are one of my favourite bands, whoop! Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Feb 9th
Royal Blood, Bridlington Spa, Feb 28th
Young Kato, somewhere in Manchester, sometime in April
Download, I have a weekend non-camping ticket cos all the day tickets had sold out and I have to see Muse headlining Download.

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Watergirl » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:25 pm

Went to Whelans two nights in a row.
On Saturday I saw Ryan Bingham do a solo acoustic set. It was fantastic. The songs from the new album are excellent, great sound and some nice storytelling - really a top gig. Very simple - just guitar, harmonica and his extraordinary voice. He only tuned the guitar once. No nonsense!
Yesterday I saw Andy White. Nice too, but too much foot pedal trickery (that K T Tunstall thing). The songs about his recent divorce were tough to listen to. I had a think about this and it seems all good break up albums were written by the breaker-upper.
Support was Preacher's Son, the side project from Brian from Kíla. Seems he has a secret wish to be Robert Plant. Nice.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by darlenet. » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:01 am

Watergirl wrote:On Saturday I saw Ryan Bingham do a solo acoustic set. It was fantastic. The songs from the new album are excellent, great sound and some nice storytelling - really a top gig. Very simple - just guitar, harmonica and his extraordinary voice. He only tuned the guitar once. No nonsense!
Glad to hear this! I am seeing him in a few weeks (with Lucero), and wasn't sure what to expect. Sounds great.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by blastman » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:55 am

Saw the Levellers in the rarefied atmosphere of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin on Saturday night (which also meant no bar and the gig was finished by 10pm!). A bit less of a "greatest hits" set than I would have expected given the recent release of same, but a good show nonetheless.

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Sivvy » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:41 pm

I caught the Levellers last week too, at the Salisbury date. I loved the 'Curious Life' film, although it made me feel my age, reminiscing about those early 90s festivals. And I agree - the setlist afterwards was pretty eclectic, although they did play Burford Stomp, which just about made my night.

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by bridgemo » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:21 pm

took my daughter to a concert the other night. Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens. My favorite of the night was Mallory Knox.

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Watergirl » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:17 pm

I went to the Olympia last night to see Echo & the Bunnymen. Dublin has many great venues, but it always feels like a special treat when a band I like happens to be on in the Olympia. You feel like you are in a piece of history.
I'm not big on nostalgia, reunions etc. but I will happily make an exception for Echo & the Bunnymen. Loved the gig. It reminds me of the time when I owned less music, and knew every song on every album I had - and knew what song would come next. I rarely listen to the Bunnymen these days, but I realized last night that I still know all the songs, and I was not alone. Fantastic atmosphere and so many classics, 'The killing moon', 'Bring on the dancing horses', 'Nothing lasts forever'…. Lots of songs from the first two albums too, but I prefer the slightly later stuff. Ian McCulloch was in great voice and looked good too.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Sivvy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:31 am

The Decemberists were mind-blowingly good at Brixton Academy tonight. As Colin Meloy pointed out, "You know it's a great show when your drummer has to ask where one of his shoes has gone".

High points were a storming version of '16 Military Wives' and a breathtaking 'Carolina Low' from the latest album. That said, the latter was tainted by the now inevitable morons-talking-loudly-in-a-quiet-song shenanigans. When did this become OK? Is it a generational thing? Am I just getting old and grumpy?!

The show rounded off with crowd participation favourite, "The Mariner's Revenge Song", for which I think the bloke in front of me was the only one out of five thousand people who was too damn cool to join in. Which made it even funnier when he got clonked on the head by one of the inflatable dolphins bouncing around the crowd. Almost like it wasn't accidental. *Coughs*

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by eleanordc » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:53 am

Sivvy wrote:The Decemberists were mind-blowingly good at Brixton Academy tonight. As Colin Meloy pointed out, "You know it's a great show when your drummer has to ask where one of his shoes has gone".

High points were a storming version of '16 Military Wives' and a breathtaking 'Carolina Low' from the latest album. That said, the latter was tainted by the now inevitable morons-talking-loudly-in-a-quiet-song shenanigans. When did this become OK? Is it a generational thing? Am I just getting old and grumpy?!

The show rounded off with crowd participation favourite, "The Mariner's Revenge Song", for which I think the bloke in front of me was the only one out of five thousand people who was too damn cool to join in. Which made it even funnier when he got clonked on the head by one of the inflatable dolphins bouncing around the crowd. Almost like it wasn't accidental. *Coughs*
Looking forward to seeing The Decemberist this summer, especially after your stellar review. I couldn't agree with you more about people talking during the quiet songs. It drives me crazy and I've wondered how often bands hear it, if at all?

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Watergirl » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:10 am

eleanordc wrote:
Sivvy wrote: I couldn't agree with you more about people talking during the quiet songs. It drives me crazy and I've wondered how often bands hear it, if at all?
Agree as well. This topic nearly warrants a thread of its own. I guess it's part of the fact that gig going is such a popular thing these days. On the one hand that is great, but on the other hand you are not only in the company of 'music-centric CD collecting' folk
(see http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/bands ... ytwitteruk).
I find the only remedy, especially with quieter gigs, is to go right up front. There you will be amongst other fans as opposed to casual gig goers. There's less talk there.
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