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Postby elko » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:35 pm

Thought it would be nice to have one....

Will stick up a Go! Team review when I get a minute <!--emo&:)-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby helmoz » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:55 pm

good idea.
on saturday i saw a band called Louie, they were high-energy punky rock, their 2 frontmen leapt around the tiny stage for the attention of the audience who were busy moshing like crazy to their constantly-uptempo songs. only problem was they were only on for an hour. but anyway - recommended!
last gig i saw before that was the rakes + white rose movement + duels + switches a few weeks before, also very good!
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Postby Still Ill » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:49 am

Shocking we don't already have this thread! I look forward to all the reviews.

Does anyone else recall posting a review from a gig elsewhere on here? We can have them moved.
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Postby Alex » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:20 pm

Last show I saw that stood out was Electric Wizard. They're bass heavy on recordings already, even more so live. These doom bands are so heavy sometimes they make you physically sick <!--emo&;)-->Image<!--endemo--> Great songs though, like Dopethrone <!--emo&:B-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby elko » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:24 pm

Oh yeah, erm.

The Go! Team are bloody amazing. See 'em.

Supports were both good. Smoosh are 12, or something.
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Postby Domestique » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:28 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-elko+Mar 5 2006, 12:24 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (elko @ Mar 5 2006, 12:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Oh yeah, erm.

The Go! Team are bloody amazing. See 'em.

Supports were both good. Smoosh are 12, or something.<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Congratulations Elko; you've just redefined the word "concise". Class <!--emo&:B-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby Still Ill » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:26 am

<!--QuoteBegin-Domestique+Mar 5 2006, 04:28 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Domestique @ Mar 5 2006, 04:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> <!--QuoteBegin-elko+Mar 5 2006, 12:24 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (elko @ Mar 5 2006, 12:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Oh yeah, erm.

The Go! Team are bloody amazing. See 'em.

Supports were both good. Smoosh are 12, or something.<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Congratulations Elko; you've just redefined the word "concise". Class <!--emo&:B-->Image<!--endemo--> <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
Don't you maybe recall? He used to write some nice reviews on his blog, records, not of concerts, but still...
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Postby Still Ill » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:34 am

My review on Billy Idol, March 22, 2005, taken from another thread:

My friend took me to his concert last night. I last saw him in 1983! Anyway, I'd forgotten what a great show he puts on. But I went to see Steve Stevens, not Billy. He's an awesome guitar player, I'm not into the whole guitar shredding thing, but he knows how to do a lot with a guitar. He's always kind of reminded me of a wild Johnny Marr.

The hightlight was when Billy Idol's personal security guard took over on drums (damn good too!), the keyboardist and drummer strapped on guitars, and all six of them were lined up on front of the stage playing. We were at the very front, what a night. Hm, time for me to pull out some Billy Idol music. Billy looks good at 50+, too.
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Postby Domestique » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:01 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Still Ill+Mar 7 2006, 07:26 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Still Ill @ Mar 7 2006, 07:26 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin-Domestique+Mar 5 2006, 04:28 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Domestique @ Mar 5 2006, 04:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> <!--QuoteBegin-elko+Mar 5 2006, 12:24 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (elko @ Mar 5 2006, 12:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Oh yeah, erm.

The Go! Team are bloody amazing. See 'em.

Supports were both good. Smoosh are 12, or something.<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Congratulations Elko; you've just redefined the word "concise". Class <!--emo&:B-->Image<!--endemo--> <!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Don't you maybe recall? He used to write some nice reviews on his blog, records, not of concerts, but still...<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Oh dear, did it sound snide? Apologies to all concerned... But I did find it very funny because I assumed Elko had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he posted it.
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Postby rEEdy^^ » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:17 pm

i saw a thrash metal band called The Haunted with 'God Forbid' supporting, was an excellent gig. alot of scream mosh pits in such a tin bar, was a couple of months ago so its not that vivid a picture. but was fun all the same.

ill post a review of the Yellowcard gig im going to see on friday, will record a video on my phone and host it for you all <!--emo&:D-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:27 pm

Buzzcocks in Glasgow last week,
Splendid to see the 'Cocks again, the played some new stuff (I assume it was new because I didn't recognise it), seemed good though. Obviously the crowd went mad when they played the old stuff, it was very amusing seeing people whom I'm certain weren't even born when most of the songs where released pogoing & throwing themselves into each other at the front of the stage, Steve Diggle smiled his way thru the set & did his 'rock pig' act with his guitar & garbled whatever he was saying in his 'mockney' accent bless!
Here's the <a href="http://photobucket.com/albums/a385/Grimo35/buzzcocks/" target="_blank">pics</a>. Their gig wasn't as good as the last one but still I had a brillant time.
Oh & managed to make it home from Glasgow without incident this time.

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Postby elko » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:10 pm

The Fall (Carling Academy, Bristol, sometime March '06)

Okay. LOUD. Mark E Smith sounded good...the guitarist sounded....LOUD. I was kinda right in front of his amp, and I think I have temporarily permenantly damaged an ear or two. 'Blindness' was amazing. Must have gone on for twenty minutes, after which Smiths grabs his coat, and leaves. the rest of the band do the same. NO mucking about with encores, just solid playing for 90 minutes. Quality. Supprt acts verged from terrible to....poor.

(btw Grim, the Buzzcocks new album is ace...glad it was a good gig)
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Postby Still Ill » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:30 am

Sounds like a great time, Grim. So when did Joycie stop drumming for them, or was it a mini stint.....

Belle & Sebastian, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles- last week
Now I now firsthand Steffi's obsession with Stuart...he is such a charmer with the crowd. They really interacted with the crowd well--I loved seeing him and Stevie dancing around. They sounded great, too, unlike the New Pornographers' set (great show, but bad sound). I'm not convinced the Wiltern has great acoustics, but I could be wrong. So even though Scott and I were stuck in traffic right smack in the middle of the L.A. marathon for 2 1/2 hours, it was well worth the trip. But a trip back to L.A. for the Hollywood Bowl (with the Shins!!) in July looks doubtful.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:09 am

Still Ill wrote:Sounds like a great time, Grim. So when did Joycie stop drumming for them, or was it a mini stint.....


Yep I don't think he did that long of a time with them SI. But funnily enough the last time I saw them in Manchester MJ was there at the back watching them, he's still got his love of punk.

GU has won tix for Placebo in Glasgow next week, so will sort out a review after that (oh & she also get's their full back catalogue as part of the prize).

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Postby weasey » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:56 pm

I saw Graham Coxon last night as I mentioned elsewhere on here earlier. Graham was fantastic, skill full, frevent guitar playing and another one who sings in a mockney accent. He has a little tray attched to his mike stand which he puts his glasses on. Probably the closest I've been to moshing at a gig before. I am always stood next to the mosh pit and quite often get knocked over by it but for some reason I find it impossible to really let go, or to let my feet leave the floor.
The support band, Duels, were very good too, if a bit overly dramatic and full of themselves. My friend is obsessed with them and insisted that they signed everything she had about her person before leaving.

I have also seen both Belle and Sebastian and the Buzzcocks recently. Stuart is charming and quite possibly a pixie too.
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