Non-Frank Gigs

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Watergirl » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:21 am

Just back from a trip that included the two best weekends of this year. I went to Womad and to the Cambridge Folk Festival and saw loads….
These were the best:

Womad
1. DakhaBrakha, 2. The Gloaming, 3. Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, 4. Sinéad O'Connor, 5. Richard Thompson, 6. Mari Boine, 7. [su:m], 8. Muyayo Rif, 9. Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys, 10. Vinicio Capossela & his Post Office Band.

Cambridge
1. Loudon Wainwright III, 2. McGoldrick, McCusker, Doyle, 3. Lúnasa, 4. Sinéad O'Connor, 5. Richard Thompson, 6. Sarah Jarosz, 7. Rosanne Cash, 8. Yves Lampbert Trio, 9. Pokey LaFarge, 10. North Mississippi Allstars.

The calibre of what was on offer at Cambridge was such that Van Morrison, Seth Lakeman, Will Varley - all of whom I liked - didn't even make the top 10.

Big thumbs up to Sinéad O'Connor who is promoting her new album, which seems like almost an old-fashioned thing to do nowadays. She obviously didn't feel obliged to 'play the hits' and did the majority of her new album, which is not even out yet. Fair play! It went down very well.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Parsleythelion » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:11 pm

Shiney wrote:I'm working near Bristol tomorrow and Thursday so I'm hoping to get to the free (Jim Lockey and the) Solemn Sun gig at the Exchange. Depends what time I get finished whether I get there or not but here's hoping!!
Bloody hell... did you make it? That was frickin' awesome. Such a massive step forward for the guys... heavier than the previous incarnation, with Jim ditching the acoustic, and more production, but you can still hear where they've come from. And, they're tighter than a seal's nose, too.

If you're about tomorrow, get down to OBL... seriously!

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by DieselBenz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:15 am

Drove to Chicago for Lollapalooza last week, just went to the Friday to keep the budget in check. I went for Arctic Monkeys (again) and did the whole camp-at-barrier thing with friends, got a perfect spot. AM were of course fantastic. Also got to see Temples for the first time after hearing friends rave and I thought they lived up to the fuss. Hope I get a chance to see them again. Also J. Roddy & The Business in the rain, Interpol (loved them MUCH more than when I saw them at Reading/Leeds 2011; not sure what was different) and Lorde (liked her more than I thought I would ,but the bass was dreadful, could hardly hear her singing). Maybe it was bonkers to drive 750 miles each way for one day of a festival but between friends and the music is was well worth it.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Craven » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:25 am

Parsleythelion wrote:
Shiney wrote:I'm working near Bristol tomorrow and Thursday so I'm hoping to get to the free (Jim Lockey and the) Solemn Sun gig at the Exchange. Depends what time I get finished whether I get there or not but here's hoping!!
Bloody hell... did you make it? That was frickin' awesome. Such a massive step forward for the guys... heavier than the previous incarnation, with Jim ditching the acoustic, and more production, but you can still hear where they've come from. And, they're tighter than a seal's nose, too.

If you're about tomorrow, get down to OBL... seriously!
I went. I think I enjoyed it. I find it hard to get in to new songs live, once I've heard them a few times I'll probably look back and see how good it was. Like you said, they played well together.

Did you see any trouble after? According to Big Jeph (from the Beans song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExnmV73rlrw ) there was. The first support act aren't happy with them either. From twitter:"Unfortunately yes, without a doubt the most deluded, self indulgent and pathetic band imaginable." She was a barrel of laughs throughout her set mind...
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Parsleythelion » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:14 pm

No I didn't see anything, but I left as soon as it was over... not surprised if she was fed-up, the first act should have been a two piece, I believe?

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by bridgemo » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:33 pm

I'm definitely one of the old folks on this board. Tonight I'm going to REO Speedwagon and Chicago. Next week Kansas and Boston. Best some of you have never heard of them

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by darlenet. » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:23 am

bridgemo wrote:I'm definitely one of the old folks on this board. Tonight I'm going to REO Speedwagon and Chicago. Next week Kansas and Boston. Best some of you have never heard of them
Don't feel alone. The year I graduated high school, the song "Old Days" was released. I danced to it at my prom. Haha. Sounds like great shows. Have a blast!

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shows? 90 so far...

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by bridgemo » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:50 am

darlenet. wrote: Don't feel alone. The year I graduated high school, the song "Old Days" was released. I danced to it at my prom. Haha. Sounds like great shows. Have a blast!

Darlene
It was a great show. Considering both bands had mainly original members it was very high energy. Loved the encore when both bands played together. Did the mental math and there was about 600 years of experience in the music business at that time

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Bobstains » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:15 am

De La Soul last night were awesome, they rocked Rock City for all its worth. I'm glad I gave them a miss at the weekend as it made tonight that bit better.

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Shiney » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:12 pm

Parsleythelion wrote:
Shiney wrote:I'm working near Bristol tomorrow and Thursday so I'm hoping to get to the free (Jim Lockey and the) Solemn Sun gig at the Exchange. Depends what time I get finished whether I get there or not but here's hoping!!
Bloody hell... did you make it? That was frickin' awesome. Such a massive step forward for the guys... heavier than the previous incarnation, with Jim ditching the acoustic, and more production, but you can still hear where they've come from. And, they're tighter than a seal's nose, too.

If you're about tomorrow, get down to OBL... seriously!
Alas no. I didn't get finished in Clevedon until nearly half ten, and was too knackered to drive up to brizzle on the off chance of seeing the last song. It's a shame to hear there was trouble afterwards - I've not seen that at a (jl&t)ss gig before, and I've been to Milton fucking Keynes. Twice!
Hopefully they'll tour later on in the year.
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by bridgemo » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:46 am

Back from taking daughter and friend to Fall Out Boy, New Politics, Timeflies, Meghan Trainor , The Strive, and New Hollow. Lots of strobe....

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Parsleythelion » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:40 am

[/quote]Hopefully they'll tour later on in the year.[/quote]

They've just announced a short run in November, and then they're out again in February supporting Mineral. Based on what I saw in Bristol, I'll be getting to as many of those as I can... more new songs. yaay! :D

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Bobstains » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:41 am

Not sure if its anyones thing, but, Damien Rice tickets go on sale at 9.
Oh and Gogol Bordello have announced a uk tour.

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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by darlenet. » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:33 pm

ONE DIRECTION: Yep, took my daughter and tried to keep an open mind. Okay, obviously their music is not my thing, but this concert event was the oddest thing I have ever experienced. Sold out stadium show, about 55,000 people, I think. First off, to their credit, the band did their job as entertainers. They sang a lot of songs, old and new. They interacted with the audience a lot and encouraged participation. Pyro, video, fireworks- the whole deal. Can't really complain about them, not my deal, but the crowd was delighted.

But....the concert vibe is....toxic. The age of the vastly predominate audience was very, very young. 6-12 year olds very common. So you have kids who shriek incessantly. Then you have the tween/teens who don't have a lot of concert etiquette. Running up and down the isles giggling, never stayed put. But the absolute worse are the thousands of people who don't want to be there. Mostly parents who feel the need to protect their young, and make sure someone else's kid isn't getting something theirs isn't. They sit, talk, text, or worse, try to act overly involved, to the dismay of the child. They criticize and badmouth the band, which irritates me a lot (no love for them, but just stop.) The worst: I took a picture of a pack of moms wearing shirts they had made that said: "I was forced to be here by my daughter." Just shut up!
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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Post by Blonde » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:26 pm

I'm off to see Kylie tomorrow night. I'm hoping the atmosphere is better than that.

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