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After having tickets for nearly 3 years, we went to see Texas a month ago. Charlene Spiteri was very good, AND very funny, at times it was like watching a comedian. The gig was at the Bonus Arena in Hull, not a bad arena, all seating, we were about 6 rows back, so decent seats. Roadworks around there were a nightmare!!

Anyway, they played their first album first in an accoustic set, all sat very close togehter, then opened up the arena and played all their other songs. First gig since lockdown, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

 

Comiong up, Killers (had tickets for over 3 years), Stone Valley festival, including Boomtown Rats, Stranglers, Stiff Little Fingers, Toyah, Ruts, From the Jam, Bad Manners, Sham 69, The Primatives. Then Crowded House at Scarborough.

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5 hours ago, Hirstys 12th Pint said:

Saw Weller at The Octogon last year - absolutely fantastic.    Got tickets for him at Manchester Apollo Good Friday.

He's gigging over here this week too, a rescheduled event from the dreaded lockdown... 

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53 minutes ago, MPB said:

Saw t'Monkeys at Birdwell club....very very early days....before they'd released first album...

Went to see Stewart Lee on Tuesday night at City Hall...he was brilliant...prior to that.....

Libs at O2 Academy

She Drew The Gun at Crookes social

Kasabian at O2 Academy

Got Yard Act coming up at Foundry

Then might pop along to Tramlines....just to see Sports Team and Coral, think they're on same day.....will avoid Sam fuckin Fender like the plague...!

Sports Team are one of my lads favourite bands. 

Get yerself to T'mill for Red Rum Club end of April.  Proper good live. 

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Took young un to see KSI at O2 academy a month or so back, thought i'd hate it but surprisingly it was OK, he loved it though which was the main thing. I got out of the Stormzy gig for work the other, his mum took him

Don;t really get to many nowadays but should Richard Ashcroft do another locally in the future then i'll be there, really good live, saw him at Donny Dome, maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Also saw The Verve in Nottingham about 10 years ago and that was class too

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My gigs since I first 'dared' to restart from Covid starting...  (All Sheffield unless otherwise stated.)

Stonedead (rock) Festival, (airfield outside Newark), delayed from end Aug 2020 to End Aug 2021.  Enjoyed it but felt well wierd being in a crowd like that again after so long.

Black Stone Cherry, 02 Academy, L**ds.  9/21.  (Was 10/20)

The Hot Damn!  'Old Sal', Nottingham.  15/10/21.

Those Damn Crows, Corporation, 11/11/21.

The Dust Coda / The Hot Damn! / Those Wicked Rivers.  (All three were excellent.)  Billy Bootleggers, Nottingham.  7/12/21.

King King, Leadmill, 19/2/22.  (This was originally due 8/4/20 when the late Martin Haigh - CDLF - was due to go.) 

'An Evening With Halestorm', O2 Academy, 12/3/22.  I've seen my favourite American band 4 times before but always a heavy rock, big venue, top of bill night.  This more intimate type of show was tremendous: hugely enjoyable.  Just them, they started with an hour's accoustic show: first just the singer playing piano, then with the guitarist playing accoustic, then with 'light' rhythm section. They even had a settee on stage, taking the mick out of each other and telling stories, involving the audience.  Then went off to shower and change whilst the stage was set up for the 90 mins of full-on rock that followed.  I later spoke on Twitter with some of their SERIOUS fans, Americans and Europeans who followed them to every night of this UK tour: they all said that the Sheffield gig was the best of all.  Maybe it was because the band had enjoyed being abroad again for the first time in over 2 years; maybe because there was only one more gig to go so they were letting their hair down, but that was just a superb night.  As usual they finished with the same encore songs, especially the toasting, 'Here's to us!'  Can't wait for the next time! 

 

 

 

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Got these gigs booked for the next six months or so:  all Sheffield unless otherwise stated.

When Rivers Meet (UK band): The Greystones, 21/4.  

Larkin Poe (USA): 02 Ritz, Manchester, 2/5.  (Delayed 2 years.) 

Massive (Aussies): Corporation, 6/8.  (Long delayed tour.) 

Stonedead (rock) Festival: airfield outside Newark, 26 & 27/8.

Planet Rock's Rocktober festival: 02 Academy, 22/10.  (When Rivers Meet / King King/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.) (UK, UK, USA)

Samantha Fish (USA): Rock City, Nottingham, 23/10.  (Delayed from 5/2.)

 

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35 minutes ago, MPB said:

Impressive stuff Owlin ....by the way, that airfield outside Newark...is that the one that has the huge antiques fair?

From the Stonedead website, pal:

"Newark Agricultural Showground

Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Coddington, Newark, NG24 2NY

Newark Showground is a showground in Newark, Nottinghamshire. It makes up 200 acres of the former RAF Winthorpe Airfield."

There's an aircraft preservation site there, too.  In 2019 you had to drive past a Vulcan bomber to get out and they flew an old wartime DC3 'Dakota' around the music crowd on the Saturday afternoon.  Last year it was a WW2 fighter.  I don't know about the antiques but there's plenty of room and buildings for one: it's huge.  I think there's a livestock show, too.

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This thread has inspired me to get stuff booked.

Now have gigs on consecutive nights.

Joshua Radin in Leeds on 20th of this month, BC Camplight at Crookes Social Club the following night.

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3 hours ago, MPB said:

That'll be a good one, the BC Camplight...might go to that if tix left.....great venue as well!

It’s a new venue for me as is the Leeds one - that’s at Brudenell Social Club, which also sounds like it’s a good venue from what I’ve read about it.

Persuaded Mrs Cheat to go to BC Camplight (she was “who?”) as the Joshua Radin one is mainly her choice - don’t mind him myself though to be fair.

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The Brud is a cracking venue. First time I went was to watch my mate's band. They reformed for the club's anniversary year and sold out within a day. Absolute banging night and I don't even really like their music. 

Good food as well. They do Pieminister pies. 

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20 hours ago, Tylluan said:

The Brud is a cracking venue. First time I went was to watch my mate's band. They reformed for the club's anniversary year and sold out within a day. Absolute banging night and I don't even really like their music. 

Good food as well. They do Pieminister pies. 

I've not been yet but noticed it being listed on several tours by bands I like.  

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On 06/04/2022 at 21:38, Owling_Wolf said:

Got these gigs booked for the next six months or so:  all Sheffield unless otherwise stated.

When Rivers Meet (UK band): The Greystones, 21/4.  

Larkin Poe (USA): 02 Ritz, Manchester, 2/5.  (Delayed 2 years.) 

Rival Sons (USA): 02 Academy, 28/6.  

Massive (Aussies): Corporation, 6/8.  (Long delayed tour.) 

Stonedead (rock) Festival: airfield outside Newark, 26 & 27/8.

Planet Rock's Rocktober festival: 02 Academy, 22/10.  (When Rivers Meet / King King/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.) (UK, UK, USA)

Samantha Fish (USA): Rock City, Nottingham, 23/10.  (Delayed from 5/2.)

 

A booking added above:  US rockers Rival Sons at 02 on Arundel Gate, late June. (Be about my 6th time seeing them.)  

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Went to see Crowded House last night at the Aware Theatre in Sydney's Darling Harbour.They played  lot of numbers from their first two albums which I think were their best ,a really good night  enjoyed it and nice to be back in a packed arena listening to live music.

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On 31/03/2022 at 17:45, MPB said:

Saw t'Monkeys at Birdwell club....very very early days....before they'd released first album...

Went to see Stewart Lee on Tuesday night at City Hall...he was brilliant...prior to that.....

Libs at O2 Academy

She Drew The Gun at Crookes social

Kasabian at O2 Academy

Got Yard Act coming up at Foundry

Then might pop along to Tramlines....just to see Sports Team and Coral, think they're on same day.....will avoid Sam fuckin Fender like the plague...!

If you hear of any Yard Act 'spares' can you let me know please. 

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On 04/04/2022 at 11:27, cheat said:

Saw Glenn Tilbrook at The Devil’s Arse at Castleton the other weekend.

Not got anything planned at the moment.

Saw him at the Picturedrome, Holmfirth, about three years ago.   Classic venue, that. 

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First gig of the weekend last night with Paul Weller in Manchester.  28 track setlist and didn't disappoint but not as good as at The Octogen last year. 

What really wound me up yet again was the number of people there chatting constantly.  What is it with these people. 

Anyway on to the Sheds in Birdwell tonight. 

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9 minutes ago, MPB said:

Was Steve Craddock with him?

I went to a 6 Music event in Manchester in 2009, it was a free event and we went to see Placebo on the Friday night at the International....there were about 250 people in a fairly large venue and nearly all of em just talked throughout....Brian Molko sulked a bit and the band walked off 3 songs in to the set....it was being recorded as well!

Yes Matt, Craddock was part of the band, as was Andy Crofts and also Steve Pilgrim who has some decent stuff of his own. 

Musically, flawless and brilliant about from the fookwits either talking or being more bothered about getting their 2 Pint Pots of Lager for 13 quid. 

Be much more civilised in Birdwell tonight 😂

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On 12/04/2022 at 11:37, Tylluan said:

The Brud is a cracking venue. First time I went was to watch my mate's band. They reformed for the club's anniversary year and sold out within a day. Absolute banging night and I don't even really like their music. 

Good food as well. They do Pieminister pies. 

Just polished off a steak and blue cheese pie, mash and mushy peas. Very nice.

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Just bought tickets for Richard Hawley at The Leadmill in August. 
Only tickets left for one of the four nights he’s doing if anyone was wanting to go and hadn’t got round to getting their tickets yet.

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Gigs coming up

Bob Harris and Danny Baker - City Hall

Lene Lovich and Toyah - Buxton Opera House

Magma supported by The Utopia Strong (Steve Davis' band - yes THE Steve Davis) - Band on the Wall, Manchester

ABC - City Hall - The Lexicon of Love 40th Anniversary Tour - I went to that tour at the City Hall back then

By the way ABC were not just all about The Lexicon of Love - their next two albums The Beauty Stab and How to be a Zillionaire wer both fantastic 

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46 minutes ago, MPB said:

That's literally a 15 min walk for me now ....if we weren't playin tonight I'd have gone to that!

Get yersen off.  Better than pulling your hair out when Daz decides to play Shadipo at Right Wing Back and Paterson and Kamberi up front to build up their volume for potential Play Off games.

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