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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    • Steve you have nothing to apologise for. We have had this conversation on here many times. Mod has moved on. You can listen to jazz  blues, soul, roots, 60s pop and all the modern and 80s mod groups. It's up to you. If mod is stuck in the history books then it is dead. I for one do not believe this and we need to have our own modern mod music and style. That means music and style that we like now. Not just rehash things from 60 years ago.

    • Ernie, I’m mortified, I can feel my cheeks burning, never intended to patronise, please accept my apologies, if that’s the way it came across, I’m truly sorry  

      This is absolutely a conversation I want to continue; hearing it from those who experienced it first hand is a big part of why I joined the site. 

      I’m particularly  interested in your comment about gospel being played at the 100 Club. I’ve been looking at Jasmine Records Club Beat series which covers jazz, ska, soul and gospel, billing them as “the original sound of UK club land”.  I wondered how gospel fitted into the club format, just couldn’t imagine it and have never read of it in any contemporary accounts of the time. Do you have a perspective on this, I’m intrigued? What got played and did people dance to it?

    • I can do without being patronised. If it's a conversation you don't want to continue, just say that; there's no side on it.

    • For that price, you have a great line up of artists there, and what a great cause!

  • Friday night- Bernd Begemann, extremely witty and entertaining singer/songwriter, still loosely connected to the Hamburg Mod scene. 

  • The Return Of The Fabric Four

    High energy set comprising old favourites and tracks from the latest album.  Local gig (Patterns in Brighton) so home early.

    • Lucky you! Until now they couldn't be arsed to play over here. Ben Addison, you live in Düsseldorf, ffs!!!

  • A nice surprise from the missus, tickets to see Wilko Johnson, looking forward to it, old Wilko has still got it, in my opinion ;-)

  • Take six funky Spaniards and head them up with an exiled member of the Burundi royal family who wears his soul on his sleeve = J P Bimeni & The Black Belts delivering a fantastic set at The Pickle Factory.

    Autographed set list too!

    • Wow, need to check them out. Lots of good stuff coming from Spain...

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