What Gig's Have You Been To?

Couldn't see a thread dedicated to live music.

I went to see The Specials last night at Rock City,Nottingham.  Good gig small venue (about 2500).  Decent atmosphere.  Was almost a very short concert with Mr Hall threatening to walk off after bottles were thrown.  It seems some people just can't help acting like idiots.  Some well dressed folks about too.  I'm always blown away when I see a women skinheads, a male skinhead so what?  But a woman skinhead that takes guts.

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    • ;-) I thought the song The In Crowd would have been a more accurate description...

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    And then, three days later, The James Taylor Quartet at The Haunt in Brighton, another top gig from a top band, they really give it everything.

    Gigs coming thick and fast at the moment, part of a NY resolution to see a gig a month, though I can’t see me keeping it that low with all the great music around.

    Going to the Modzines and Mod Art book signing at Modfather Clothing in Camden on Thursday, there’s a Q&A and launch party too.

    Then J P Bimeni & the Black Belts at The Pickle Factory in East London; another retro soul act that really hits the mark and a “eventful” back story to boot.

    Then, gasp, Cordury at patterns in Brighton a couple of days later – jazz! nice! Excellent venue; saw Stone Foundation there at the end of last year.  Stone Foundation SF are back in Brighton in November – yep!!

    Going to try and catch Nick Waterhouse (free!) at Rough Trade East on March 9th. His new album has a surf/soul sound to it; what’s not to like?

    After that it’s all quiet (so far) until May 24th when it’s the Sha la La’s + Senior Service + Rare Soul Quintet at The Hope & Anchor in Islington.

    Oh, and Nine Below Zero at The Concorde 2, Brighton in November.  T

    To be continued………   



    • Stone Foundation back here in March. And about time Corduroy played here too. Ben Addison's been living in Düsseldorf for years, ffs! ;-)

  • 903101155?profile=RESIZE_930x903109860?profile=RESIZE_930xDurand Jones and the Indications Cologne. Easily the best Soul act around currently. Despite the missing horn section, another brilliant show! 

    • Got to see them at Dingwalls in Camden a week back, they were bloody fantastic! What a foil Aaron's sweet falsetto is for the Southern Soul tones of Durand's magnificent voice, absolutely sublime.  And downright bargain at £13.20 too - including booking fee of £1.20 and I did all the work, booking it online, daylight robbery, needs looking into like the ViaGoGo thing - rant over ;o)


    • Yes Aaron sounds like a young Smokey Robinson. Looking forward to the new LP in March! 

    • Yeah, I had him down as Eddie Holman but early Smokey fits too. 

    • Top top act Kai, and I will be back to see them again should they grace us with their presence once more. I have been to a couple of gigs in the past few weeks. In the middle of December I saw Ocean Colour Scene for the first time when they played the Hydro in Glasgow. They were supported by Martha and the Vandellas which was a big part of my decision to go. Both acts were brilliant and to top off a great night we ended up winning a corporate box for the gig.

      A couple of weeks ago we went to the FTJ gig at Glasgow Uni. They band  did the All Mod Cons album which is my favourite Jam album so it was just amazing. A full house and the band were in great form so yet again an incredible night.914630792?profile=RESIZE_930x

    • Yes indeed Chris; unlikely there's anything better to follow gig wise after Mr Jones this year; although we got Stone Foundation coming up in March. Bit envious about Martha and the Vandellas though. And OCS who haven't made it over here since the late '90s.  

    • The Stone Foundation gig will be brilliant if they are remotely as good as when we saw them at the end of last year Kai. It is a pity that OCS did not take the tour to the continent as it was class. Hopefully they will correct that oversight in the near future.

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