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« Reply #360 on: January 25, 2020, 09:29:32 AM »


Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? Iím not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


I haven't seen them yet but have seen lots of footage and know lots of people that have.  My own opinion is that they aren't really Gong, but they make a decent noise, and play lots of Gong music.  And Hillage rates them enough to have them as HIS band, so ultimately who are we to argue?
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« Reply #361 on: January 25, 2020, 12:07:58 PM »


Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? Iím not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


I saw them last year and they were excellent. Definitely true to the spirit of Daevid Allen and the original band but - be warned -  they didn't play very much of the old stuff. Maybe a couple of tunes I recognized.

Ultimately though, the new music was strong enough to carry the show and they were promoting a new record so maybe by next October some of the classics will creep back in to the set.
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« Reply #362 on: January 26, 2020, 07:35:39 AM »

Thanks David and Wayne, think maybe Iíll give it a go! What have I got to lose...just £20 for a ticket and £25 for the taxi home so, for a decent night of live music, sounds like a winner  Grin
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« Reply #363 on: January 27, 2020, 04:56:03 PM »

Tonight at Oslo in Hackney - Americana Clash. Bunch of British Americans artists playing Clash songs, in tribute to the Clash meeting Joe Ely 40 years ago when recording Sandinista.
Might be good, might not!
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« Reply #364 on: January 29, 2020, 04:13:27 PM »

Smoke Fairies at the Soup Kitchen, Manchester on Saturday.
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« Reply #365 on: January 29, 2020, 08:35:34 PM »

Sarah McLachlan, February 8, Bass Concert Hall. I first saw her during her commercial peak, in 1998 (with Lisa Loeb and special guest Dweezil Zappa). She seems remarkably ageless and I'm looking forward to basking in her aura again.

Maybe Savoy Brown, February 6, One World Theater. Kim Simmonds is only 72, after all, so I'm sure I'll have countless future opportunities to cross him off my bucket list? [Irony emoji]
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« Reply #366 on: January 29, 2020, 10:11:47 PM »



Maybe Savoy Brown, February 6, One World Theater. Kim Simmonds is only 72, after all, so I'm sure I'll have countless future opportunities to cross him off my bucket list? [Irony emoji]


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« Reply #367 on: January 30, 2020, 12:40:02 AM »



Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? Iím not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


I haven't seen them yet but have seen lots of footage and know lots of people that have. †My own opinion is that they aren't really Gong, but they make a decent noise, and play lots of Gong music. †And Hillage rates them enough to have them as HIS band, so ultimately who are we to argue?


Speaking of Hillage...there are more dates at the fag (joint ?) end of the year....including KK's Steel Mill in Wolves, which I haven't been to yet.
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« Reply #368 on: January 31, 2020, 05:17:42 PM »

My binge-watch of all those Ken Burnsí programmes is having an effect.  Iím off to ĎSong after Songí, an evening of country music at Cadogan Hall with Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Wandering Hearts, and Ethan Johns.  One of Bob Harrisís Under the Apple Tree productions.
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« Reply #369 on: January 31, 2020, 06:10:44 PM »


My binge-watch of all those Ken Burnsí programmes is having an effect. †Iím off to ĎSong after Songí, an evening of country music at Cadogan Hall with Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Wandering Hearts, and Ethan Johns. †One of Bob Harrisís Under the Apple Tree productions.


Those programmes were so amazing.

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« Reply #370 on: February 03, 2020, 04:30:28 PM »

Off to see Emily Capell on Thursday for our random gig of the month. No idea what she sounds like but she has an album called Combat Frock so I'm expecting big things.  Smiley

Then Fairport on Saturday. Very much looking forward to hearing the new songs live!
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« Reply #371 on: February 03, 2020, 09:17:26 PM »

Just leaked - Rolling Stones, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, May 24, 2020!

I vowed not to travel again to see the Stones after an unimpressive and expensive show in Arlington a few years ago. However, it would be hard to pass up a chance to see them in my back yard (playing Austin only for the second time in their history).
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« Reply #372 on: February 05, 2020, 06:05:19 PM »

This Friday night 7 Feb itís back to PizzaExpress Live in Holborn to see Toyah - up close & personal acoustic set. I know sheís not to everyoneís taste but Iíve been a fan since I first saw her in the late 1970s in the days of Sheep Farming in Barnet and IEYA. The.venue is great being small and intimate so looking forward to it!
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« Reply #373 on: February 06, 2020, 11:29:45 AM »


This Friday night 7 Feb itís back to PizzaExpress Live in Holborn to see Toyah - up close & personal acoustic set. I know sheís not to everyoneís taste but Iíve been a fan since I first saw her in the late 1970s in the days of Sheep Farming in Barnet and IEYA. The.venue is great being small and intimate so looking forward to it!


Toyah is excellent in concert. Be amazing to see her in such a small venue.

Have a great night!
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« Reply #374 on: February 12, 2020, 09:55:52 AM »

Elephant Stone at the Castle Hotel, Manchester tomorrow. First time they've been over here for three years following a brief hiatus, so really looking forward to this one.
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« Reply #375 on: February 13, 2020, 04:05:53 PM »


Off to see Emily Capell on Thursday for our random gig of the month. No idea what she sounds like but she has an album called Combat Frock so I'm expecting big things. †Smiley

Then Fairport on Saturday. Very much looking forward to hearing the new songs live!


How was the Emily Capell show? †I'm thinking of seeing her in Birmingham tomorrow, quite like her album and her live shows look pretty lively?
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« Reply #376 on: February 13, 2020, 06:06:04 PM »



Off to see Emily Capell on Thursday for our random gig of the month. No idea what she sounds like but she has an album called Combat Frock so I'm expecting big things. †Smiley

Then Fairport on Saturday. Very much looking forward to hearing the new songs live!


How was the Emily Capell show? †I'm thinking of seeing her in Birmingham tomorrow, quite like her album and her live shows look pretty lively?


Excellent.

You'll know what to expect musically if you've heard the album. On stage, Emily is a force of nature and the band are incredibly tight. They also all seemed to be having a blast which is always nice to see. They were onstage for just over an hour and it went by in the blink of an eye. I'll be keen to see them again, next time they are in town.

If you do decide to go, be sure to arrive in time to catch the support act, Joseph Slater. He was terrific too.
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« Reply #377 on: February 13, 2020, 06:16:22 PM »

Rolling Stones, Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Circuit of the Americas Super Stage in Austin!

Given that this is their second visit to Austin in history, the first being almost 14 years ago, I say with confidence and satisfaction this will be the last time for me. I mean it, it's all over now. Time is [not] on my side here, friends.
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« Reply #378 on: February 13, 2020, 06:42:20 PM »

Tom Jones is playing the Cally Thistle stadium in Inverness.

I suppose itís not unusual for a boy from nowhere to play in Scotland. He might miss the green, green grass of home.  I, who have nothing, canít afford to go. And anyway baby, itís cold outside,here(unless someoneís burning down the house). If I lived nearer Iíd be looking out my window.

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« Reply #379 on: February 13, 2020, 08:04:00 PM »

Just booked to see Big Big Train in Aylesbury in July (16th).  Haven't seen them before, so I'm already quite excited by this!
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