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What concert have you last been to #3

Discussion in 'music' started by Rasher, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    Glad someone else here likes dodgy plot lines.

    Saw La Forza del Destino last night. Had to fight my way into the lift at Covent Garden tube and through a gentle breeze to the opera house. Fine all-round cast (particularly Kaufmann, Monastyrska, Tezier, Furlanetto, Corbelli). Another opera off my list.
  2. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    Went to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Saturday. Programme was: Thomas Ades Three Studies from Couperin; Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1; Schubert Symphony No.9

    First time my son who is 19 has been to a classical concert, and I think he enjoyed some of it though it was all a bit unfamiliar. Amazingly his student ticket was £3, that has to be a bargain.
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Saw the live broadcast in my local cinema.
    It was 3 hours 50 minutes of sublime entertainment.
  4. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Antibalas last night at the Camden Jazz Cafe.
    Insanely tight and funky band, great crowd, brilliant night.
  5. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Just got back from Mott the Hoople (class of 74) at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Great night, loads of energy. How does Ian Hunter manage this at 79!
  6. paulc

    paulc Registered User

    Richard Ashcroft - Usher Hall Edinburgh. Marvelous as always.
  7. Daisy

    Daisy pfm Member

    Vera Sola at the Castle Hotel in Manchester last nigh, sublime.
  8. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Echaskech on Saturday night in Tottenham - more techno than usual, but very good.
  9. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Sun Ra Arkestra last night in Bristol (with original 95 year old band member, Marshall Allen leading) - pure joy, catch them if you can.

    If of interest also check out the film being made about them https://uncool.ch/2018-crowdfunding/
  10. colinp

    colinp pfm Member

    The Unthanks at the Tivoli Wimborne last night.
    Wasn't sure about this, as it was just three of them singing with no band this time, but it was wonderful.
    The support was Tim Dalling - he was hilarious!
  11. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Roundhouse, Saturday 4th April. A great gig; the band were obviously having a lot of fun and they went down really well. What better way to start than with Interstellar Overdrive ?

    Interstellar Overdrive, Arnold Layne, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and See Emily Play, were my highlights, but it was all good. Gary Kemp was a surprise too, but obviously, it was Nick Mason who tied it all together with his unmistakeable drumming style.

    Interstellar Overdrive
    Astronomy Domine
    Lucifer Sam
    Obscured by Clouds
    When You're In
    Remember a Day
    Arnold Layne
    Vegetable Man
    Atom Heart Mother
    The Nile Song
    Green Is the Colour
    Let There Be More Light
    Childhood's End
    Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
    See Emily Play
    One of These Days
    A Saucerful of Secrets
    Point Me at the Sky
  12. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Nick Harper in Bath last night playing 2 sets - one inspired by music played by artists that visited the house he grew up in with his Dad, Roy and another of mostly his own stuff. Impressive tackling of some complicated guitar work!
    "58 Fordwych Road in Kilburn, London was where Nick spent the first few years of life. It was also a hang out for Nick's parents' bohemian friends. The 58 Fordwych Road Tour recreates that flat in 2019 and Nick is airing some seminal acoustic classics as a tribute to his dad and his contempories at a pivotal point in music history. Nick is playing gems by Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourne, Jackson C. Frank, Sandy Denny, Paul Simon et al. As well as the one and only Roy Harper of course!"
  13. Went to see Richard Hawley at EartH Hackney (Dalston actually) on Monday night. 5th time I've seen him and he was really on form. I thought when I saw him at the Roundhouse in 2017 that the fags were taking their toll on his voice but he sounded excellent on Monday and the band were great too. Only disappointment was that he didn't do 'The Ocean' which is mine and Mrs BB's favourite. He did quite a few new songs that I enjoyed which augers well for the new album in June.

    EartH is quite an interesting venue. Looks like an old cinema, there are no seats but the auditorium is made of wooden steps (which I assume did have seating on originally). The place is pretty dilapidated but the sound was great, you could see the stage really well and felt pretty close. Only downside for 2 middle-aged people with dodgy backs was that we were very uncomfortable after 2 hours. I'd certainly go back for the right gig though.

    Cheers BB
  14. guey

    guey pfm Member

    C Duncan last night in Oxford - excellent gig, despite some tech issues
    The support, Before Breakfast were excellent as well. Nice to have an enjoyable and appropriate support act.
  15. Daisy

    Daisy pfm Member

    Just back in from seeing Kiran Leonard at Gullivers in Manchester, fantastic. The support Humint where great as well.
  16. Andy A

    Andy A pfm Member

    Grant Lee Phillips and Josh Rouse at Fiddlers, Bristol on Sat. Met them both at an Indian around the corner before hand. Grant was very friendly and we even got a mention in the encore before had to leave to catch our train.
  17. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    A Certain Ratio on Saturday in Islington and Four Tet at Ally Pally last night. Both excellent.
  18. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

  19. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Matthew Sweet, Islington Town Hall, Londinium, December

    December. Must go to more gigs
  20. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    I went to see Helen McCookerybook, supported by Sunbathers + Peter Hall at The Tin At The Coal Vaults, Coventry, last night. A disconcertingly small audience, but it was a great gig. Helen was the bass player/singer with The Chefs and guitarist/singer with Helen and the Horns in the 1980s, both of whom were John Peel favourites. Helen was sitting in with the audience while the other acts were on and it was a really intimate gig! I have followed her music over the years, and found that I knew most of the songs that she sang. A nice little venue and the ticket was only £4!

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