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Went to the Octagon last night for the triple header:

First up Stereo MC's - Remember buying their debut album on tape back in the day, still sound good and certainly got the crowd moving.

Next, Inspiral Carpets - last say these as the same venue in 1990, Tom Hingley has gone and the hairs turned very grey but they did an enjoyable set.

Last, Happy Mondays - I've never been too bothered about seeing them before as their live reputation wasn't great, they were certainly ramshackle to say the least but Shaun and Bez were very entertaining and Roweta somehow holds the whole thing together.

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Got the Roll & Roll Circus thing booked on the Richard Hawley night. Divine Comedy are also on the bill.

And got The The at Birdwell booked for September too - proper looking forward to that.

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46 minutes ago, cheat said:

Got the Roll & Roll Circus thing booked on the Richard Hawley night. Divine Comedy are also on the bill.

And got The The at Birdwell booked for September too - proper looking forward to that.

I might have mentioned that I'm looking forward to The The in Manchester in September.

My wife, less so, she got them mixed up with Crowded House  😂

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1 hour ago, BraddersTim said:

I might have mentioned that I'm looking forward to The The in Manchester in September.

My wife, less so, she got them mixed up with Crowded House  😂

That’s quite a mix up.

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Not much for the summer, some of the festival line ups intrigue me, but having done a day trip to one to test it out, me and Mrs MK decided we like our home comforts too much.

Got my old faves of The Wedding Present, Shed Seven and The Wonder Stuff lined up for the autumn.

I have thankfully swerved the Luther Vandross tribute that Mrs MK is suffering on Friday 

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58 minutes ago, Fat Eric said:

Shed Seven were excellent in the Radio 2 piano room last week, well worth a listen back if you missed it.

Did catch it thanks 

New album is pretty good as well 

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On 30/05/2024 at 07:27, mkowl said:

Not much for the summer, some of the festival line ups intrigue me, but having done a day trip to one to test it out, me and Mrs MK decided we like our home comforts too much.

Got my old faves of The Wedding Present, Shed Seven and The Wonder Stuff lined up for the autumn.

I have thankfully swerved the Luther Vandross tribute that Mrs MK is suffering on Friday 

The Wonder Stuff live are very very good - Erica Nockalls takes them to a different level. Not bad for a Donny lass.

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Just back from Barcelona and Primavera Sound, Pulp were superb on the opening night, JC on top form, a fantastic frontman, we managed to get right to the front too which added to it, not as strong a line up as previous years this one but other highlights were - The National, Amyl & The Sniffers and the Lemon Twigs, PJ Harvey was amazing on the Saturday night despite the heavy rain.

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On 28/05/2024 at 12:21, BraddersTim said:

I might have mentioned that I'm looking forward to The The in Manchester in September.

My wife, less so, she got them mixed up with Crowded House  😂

When you told her, did she have an uncertain smile?

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@EpworthOwlI've enquired about the various memberships available at CoOp Live as it was a great venue apart from the seats, as there's a number of clubs/lounges and boxes available on the middle tier that give you more access and room

 

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15 hours ago, EpworthOwl said:

When you told her, did she have an uncertain smile?

You know what's coming on gig day don't you?   I'll give her a little prod in the ribs, a cheeky wink and I'll say "This is the day"

She won't get it.

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Went to Mos Fest at Don Valley Bowl last Saturday - a great day and shame it was the last one.  Stand outs were Andrew Cushin, The Twang, Jungle Lion and Sam Scherdel.  Amazingly Dr and the Medics were very entertaining.

Also went on Friday to The Sherlocks gig at the same venue. Only went for main support Red Rum Club.  All the support acts (RRC, Lilacs, The Clause & Apollo Junction)  were better than The Sherlocks who were shite !!

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Andrew Cushin is very good, i've seen him a couple of times and would definitely watch him again.  I also saw Apollo Junction at a small place in Sheffield ( I forget which) a few years ago and liked them, Black Honey played just after them though and they were fantastic.

I just can't get excited about The Sherlocks, they just seem a bit boring.

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6 hours ago, BraddersTim said:

Andrew Cushin is very good, i've seen him a couple of times and would definitely watch him again.  I also saw Apollo Junction at a small place in Sheffield ( I forget which) a few years ago and liked them, Black Honey played just after them though and they were fantastic.

I just can't get excited about The Sherlocks, they just seem a bit boring.

I'm always surprised how well The Sherlocks have done, can't really see anything in them myself.

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Interesting on a more general level that the likes of Pearl Jam whacked up ticket prices - well Ticketmaster / Live Nation did - now dropping them to £50.

Be interesting the financial position of some of the summer festivals pan out. A few cancellations, a few saying its the last year. A trend of 18 - 25 year old less inclined to go.

Yet others spend hundreds on seeing Taylor Swift - 

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I'm not normally a fan of tribute bands but saw The Smiths Ltd at the Leadmill last night, seen them a few times before and they've been brilliant everytime, great atmosphere and a singalong throughout.

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7 hours ago, 80s Owl said:

I'm not normally a fan of tribute bands but saw The Smiths Ltd at the Leadmill last night, seen them a few times before and they've been brilliant everytime, great atmosphere and a singalong throughout.

I think if the actual band are no longer active as in this case then it's an OK option 

 

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11 hours ago, 80s Owl said:

I'm not normally a fan of tribute bands but saw The Smiths Ltd at the Leadmill last night, seen them a few times before and they've been brilliant everytime, great atmosphere and a singalong throughout.

Yes, they are very good.  Did Transmission (Joy Division tribute) support as  know they quite often do. 

The Smiths ... Presumably are good too.

Best tribute I have seen is The Gerry Cinnamon Experience.

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On 14/06/2024 at 20:09, Reesh said:

Old men slagging off young lads....Well done fellas.

Hardly slagging off and Sherlocks been around long enough not to be classed as young lads.  Plus I think majority of other acts mentioned were being praised.

Agree on the old men bit. 

 

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12 hours ago, Hirstys 12th Pint said:

Yes, they are very good.  Did Transmission (Joy Division tribute) support as  know they quite often do. 

The Smiths ... Presumably are good too.

Best tribute I have seen is The Gerry Cinnamon Experience.

It was just The Smith Ltd this time no support, they played the main room as well which surprised me.

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Not a gig as such but spent a very good hour in the sunshine listening to The Moochers busking in Nottingham city centre. 

If you've not heard of them, and I hadn't, they're like The Dualers used to be before the split. 

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2 hours ago, Hirstys 12th Pint said:

Only watched on TV.  Paul Heaton was a good watch.

Idles and Fontaines DC off the scale.

Idles was genuinely one of the best gigs I’ve been to and I’m not that into them. Noname and Danny Brown also great. 
 

Fat White Family, Yard Act, Orbital and Barry Can’t Swim. Maybe White Dog, if I can stay up late enough. 

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8 hours ago, Supercockle said:

Idles was genuinely one of the best gigs I’ve been to and I’m not that into them. Noname and Danny Brown also great. 
 

Fat White Family, Yard Act, Orbital and Barry Can’t Swim. Maybe White Dog, if I can stay up late enough. 

Yard Act and Orbital both a good watch on TV 

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