Thread: Upcoming European Gigs

Shavian - 4/29/2008 at 01:17 PM

Terry Reid with Mick Taylor - The Borderline - Fri 23/ Sat 24 May

Riders on the Storm - The Forum - Tue 8 July

Anyone interested?

PS Not to mention the Snakeoil Rattlers at the Betsey Trotwood (56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL Tel: 020 7253 4285 www.thebetsey.com) which is just up the road a piece from Farringdon tube this coming Saturday 3 May.




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IPowrie - 4/29/2008 at 01:20 PM

Im interested but my passport is expired and it'll take a while to get it extended


scotiadave - 4/29/2008 at 02:39 PM



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harvey - 4/29/2008 at 03:08 PM

Why is it that these gigs are becoming like London buses ... you stand around waiting for ages and then three come at once

Fri 23rd May I am going to see Robin Trower at the Astoria2 ... so that pretty much rules out the Terry Reid / Mick Taylor gig ...

Wed 9th July I am going to see the Hamsters in Reading followed by Little Feat at Indigo2 on Fri 11th July, so that pretty much rules out the "Doors" gig

Anyone else going to Trower and / or Little Feat ?


Shavian - 4/29/2008 at 03:16 PM

I've got my Little Feat ticket, Colin.

May look into Trower too.

Or would that mean three shows in a week?!!!!

I wanted to go to the "Doors" NYE show a couple of year ago but prices were silly (£75 +). Tickets now are £27.50 + the usual add-ons.






scotiadave - 4/29/2008 at 04:38 PM



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geordielad - 4/29/2008 at 06:57 PM

I'll be at Trower, Colin. Also going to;
Jason and the Scorchers-Forum, Thursday
Dan Baird, Quireboys-Borderline, 25th May
Springsteen- Emirates Stadium, 30th May

Anybody thinking of going to see Neil Young at the Hop Farm Festival near Tunbridge Wells on 6th July?
BTW.I heard a fairly substantiated rumour that Mick Taylor had or was planning to pull out of the Borderline shows as he has chronic stage fright

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scotiadave - 4/29/2008 at 07:26 PM



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geordielad - 4/29/2008 at 08:07 PM

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Geordielad, your post just cost me 115 quid , .................... just looked and ended up buying tix for that festival .... Neil Young, My Morning Kacket ................. I had my card out like a gunslinger Cheers for the heads up See you there if you are going


Didn't buy a ticket yet Dave but I'm definately going. I'm a big MMJ fan. Seen them a few times and they have always been excellent. A friend has told me he can most likely get me on the guest list for this so I'm holding off on buying a ticket........ Of course there's always the risk that this falls through and the gig sells out! 30,000 capacity tho' so should be ok.


Shavian - 4/29/2008 at 09:35 PM

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BTW.I heard a fairly substantiated rumour that Mick Taylor had or was planning to pull out of the Borderline shows as he has chronic stage fright


He's got his own show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (with Reid, Mitch Mitchell, Colin Allen and others) on 5 May, so that will cancel first if your source is accurate.



geordielad - 4/29/2008 at 09:48 PM

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BTW.I heard a fairly substantiated rumour that Mick Taylor had or was planning to pull out of the Borderline shows as he has chronic stage fright


He's got his own show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (with Reid, Mitch Mitchell, Colin Allen and others) on 5 May, so that will cancel first if your source is accurate.





Hmm, didn't know about that Gordon. Just had a look at his website and nothing negative re. live shows there. Maybe I've been misinformed.


hippy69 - 4/30/2008 at 12:46 PM

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Not to mention the Snakeoil Rattlers at the Betsey Trotwood (56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL Tel: 020 7253 4285 www.thebetsey.com) which is just up the road a piece from Farringdon tube this coming Saturday 3 May.


Hey that's my band. Thanks for the plug.



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manitou - 4/30/2008 at 03:08 PM

Hey hippy 69 what type of music do you guys play? Or is that a stupid question?

I presume an ABB/derek trucks/southern rock type vibe......
Me and H2He might turn up on Saturday


hippy69 - 5/1/2008 at 01:27 PM

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Hey hippy 69 what type of music do you guys play? Or is that a stupid question?

I presume an ABB/derek trucks/southern rock type vibe......


It'll be be great to see you but we're definitely not ABB/derek trucks/southern rock. We're more dark country and bluegrass. Kinda like Steve Earle meets the Driveby Truckers gone acoustic with all solos either slide dobro or mandolin. We call it whiskey drinking renegade country done southern style.

Take a listen at snakeoilrattlers.co.uk or myspace.com/snakeoilrattlers . We're on at half eight.


JimRudge - 5/3/2008 at 06:58 AM

Would love to join you for the Feat gig. I'm holding off buying Feat tix as they're playing 2 Festival gigs locally (Trowbridge Pump Fest and Womad), but I'm reluctant to pay £40 for a shorter "festival set" so I'm hoping for some additional UK dates over this way. (not to mention I'm broke having just returned from Israel on holiday!)


harvey - 5/3/2008 at 08:10 AM

Hey Jim ... if getting home from London late at night isn't possible and you don't want the expense of staying overnight in an Hotel ... you are welcome to stay with me and Jan in Reading after the gig?


Shavian - 5/3/2008 at 05:10 PM

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Hey Jim ... if getting home from London late at night isn't possible and you don't want the expense of staying overnight in an Hotel ... you are welcome to stay with me and Jan in Reading after the gig?


Or me (I'm near your usual stop-off at Osterley).

I would have invited you for the Neil Young gig but I read your post after the show!



manitou - 5/3/2008 at 08:10 PM

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Hey Jim ... if getting home from London late at night isn't possible and you don't want the expense of staying overnight in an Hotel ... you are welcome to stay with me and Jan in Reading after the gig?


Or me (I'm near your usual stop-off at Osterley).

I would have invited you for the Neil Young gig but I read your post after the show!

Osterley? I live in Northfields!




JimRudge - 5/6/2008 at 10:15 AM

Thanks, Guys - might just take one of you up on that, if they don't come up with a local gig in the next couple of weeks. Think its likely to sell out?


Shavian - 5/6/2008 at 02:15 PM

I would think so, Jim.

Tickets are well priced compared to some Indigo2 shows - Chick Corea £45-70.*

I also see that the Little Feat show is all seated. The only other time I have been - Lucinda Williams - it was standing downstairs.

* Actually, I take that back. It's Return to Forever with Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al di Meola!

Only VIP packages at £115-170 left.







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Shavian - 5/22/2008 at 07:26 PM

Jim - I think Hot Tuna are playing a acoustic set at WOMAD if that influences you!

No UK dates on their website yet and not listed on the WOMAD but they are mentioned in Time Out this week (and they are in Europe around that time).




NickQuaeck1 - 5/23/2008 at 04:18 PM

Sorry guys, Hot Tuna are not playing WOMAD this year. Met with Joma at Merlefest last month and whilst he was keen to do so, it did not fit in with their Italian dates. I suspect he simply prefers a good plate of pasta!


manitou - 5/23/2008 at 04:32 PM

If any of you are jazz fusion fans you might like to know the Yellowjackets have just released an album with the mighty Mike Stern on guitar! I think they're playing at Ronnie's in October.
(they were meant to be playing at the IndigoO2 in July but that seems cancelled,shame.


geordielad - 5/25/2008 at 12:13 PM

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BTW.I heard a fairly substantiated rumour that Mick Taylor had or was planning to pull out of the Borderline shows as he has chronic stage fright


He's got his own show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (with Reid, Mitch Mitchell, Colin Allen and others) on 5 May, so that will cancel first if your source is accurate.





Were you at the Borderline last night Gordon? I ended up going. Cracking show it was too! Never heard anything by Terry Reid before but I'll definitely be investigating his back catalogue.
Mick Taylor was a no-show though due to "illness"
So, Trower on Friday, T.R. last night and Quireboys/Dan Baird tonight..... Bit of a weekend of Rock!!!


Shavian - 5/25/2008 at 02:54 PM

Yes, I was there, Keith. I looked out for people but I obviously missed you.

You were right about Mick Taylor!!!

I hadn't heard anything much of Tery Reid's stuff but I loved his voice. I know you like your Country so some of it probably appealed more to you. Good little band of young New Yorkers.

It looks like Seeds of the Memory is the album to get. Shame it doesn't seem to be released in a budget, expanded version or maybe a "twofer" with River. A 40min CD these days seems like a positive rip off!



manitou - 5/25/2008 at 03:24 PM

Devon Allman and the boys are playing in London 28th september. Venue to be confirmed


JimRudge - 5/27/2008 at 11:29 AM

Honeytribe also playing Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Manchester. Their myspace site also states a date in "Cardiff, England" which will ensure there's a welcome in the valleys!!!! Thursday in Cardiff or Sunday in London or both? Hopefully not the Astoria2.

Fred Tackett and Paul Barrerre playing acoustic duo date 13 Dec in Bristol, so I'm assuming that's part of a tour. And I'll probably come along to Indigo2 Little Feat gig on 11 July.

Matt Schofield is playing Devizes festival on 20 June, so hopefully will catch up with Martyn and his brother (who's name totally escapes me - sorry!) as that's their hometown.

Got tix for Joe B in Bristol in November, so some stuff to look forward to (as well as Costello/Springsteen/Crowded House in June)


Shavian - 5/27/2008 at 06:26 PM

Joe Boanmassa's last UK tour t-shirts had "Cardiff, England" too!

At least they had Glasgow in Scotland!

Nice little run of shows coming up, Jim!


harvey - 5/27/2008 at 11:04 PM

I thought Cardiff was in England ... isn't Wales a "Principality" of England and not a country in it's own right ... unlike Scotland and Ireland


Shavian - 5/28/2008 at 05:29 PM

Robert Randolph at the Borderline Friday 27 June.

This is the evening before the band plays Hyde Park in support of Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow etc.

Robert's website shows venue as The Garage but it is definitely the Borderline. Only £13.50 + fees.

Pillars of Hercules anyone!!!!










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leafsfan - 5/28/2008 at 07:39 PM

This cats going be there baby!!!


JimRudge - 5/28/2008 at 09:50 PM

quote:
Robert Randolph at the Borderline Friday 27 June.

This is the evening before the band plays Hyde Park in support of Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow etc.

Robert's website shows venue as The Garage but it is definitely the Borderline. Only £13.50 + fees.

Pillars of Hercules anyone!!!!




Still thinking about going to Hyde Park. But this is very tempting!

Edit: Might be a stretch as I'm in Liverpool to see Elvis Costello with the Liverpool Symphony Orch on Weds/Thurs that week. Never been to Liverpool (apart from Goodison for a Bristol Rovers game (we won on penalties!) so I'm staying for a couple of days and it's not payday till the following Monday.

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manitou - 5/28/2008 at 10:02 PM

anyone here going to see Santana at the 02?
Hoping the "special guests" are going to be good (shame it's not going to be Derek!)

Glad to see there are a few Matt Schofield fans on here, fantastic guitar player, seen him loads of times always a good show.


NickQuaeck1 - 5/28/2008 at 10:11 PM

Mmh, don't get too excited, its Beverly Knight! Bought a ticket early on when rumours were rife about dTb as support. I might make the trip but each journey/hotel from Jersey tends to be circa £200. A whole bunch of money but usually worth it.
Enjoyed Steve Winwood at the Scala last week.


manitou - 5/29/2008 at 10:01 PM

I know about Beverly knight
However her name has disappeared from the TM site , so hopefully she wont show!
I was hoping Sheryl Crow might be there as she is on the Santana bill in Paris.


scotiadave - 5/30/2008 at 11:45 AM

Oooh might catch randalph at the Boderline


harvey - 5/30/2008 at 12:37 PM

Me too ... just have to check if the litle lady wants to come too ...


geordielad - 5/31/2008 at 09:55 AM

Yeah, I'll be up for Robert Randolph... Pillars it is then! Got your package yesterday Colin, Cheers! Listening to Gregg as I type this. Cracking!
Went to see Springsteen at the "New Highbury Library" last night. What a truly wonderful show! Hate stadium gigs usually, but if any artist can turn a stadium into something approaching an intimate venue it's Bruce.
Check oot this setlist.

May 30, 2008
London, England
Emirates Stadium

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out { lyrics }
Radio Nowhere { lyrics }
The Ties That Bind { lyrics }
Lonesome Day { lyrics }
The Promised Land { lyrics }
Magic { lyrics }
Atlantic City { lyrics }
Reason To Believe { lyrics }
Candy's Room { lyrics }
Prove It All Night { lyrics }
Because The Night { lyrics }
Working On The Highway { lyrics }
Cadillac Ranch { lyrics }
Livin' In The Future { lyrics }
Mary's Place { lyrics }
Waitin' On A Sunny Day { lyrics }
Point Blank { lyrics }
Devil's Arcade { lyrics }
The Rising { lyrics }
Last To Die { lyrics }
Long Walk Home { lyrics }
Badlands { lyrics }

Thunder Road { lyrics }
Born To Run { lyrics }
Glory Days { lyrics }
Rosalita { lyrics }
Dancing In The Dark { lyrics }
American Land { lyrics }

I know their are plenty of folk on here who have no time for Springsteen, But in my 30 odd years of gig going I have certainly never seen an artist perform with this level of passion and going back to the setlist, Nobody else in the history of popular music could play a set like this and still leave god knows how many classics on the bench for another night!...... IMHO of course!

Anyway, looks like this thread is a stayer. Nice one Gordon, We have our own thread!


Shavian - 5/31/2008 at 02:19 PM

Keith - Title of thread altered to keep everyone happy!

If you didn't hear it, Nils Lofgren was on Five Live on Thursday playing live a couple of Neil Young songs and talking about stuff.

Download here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/mayo/







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scotiadave - 6/2/2008 at 04:40 PM

Got Randalph tix


geordielad - 6/3/2008 at 07:13 PM

Enjoyed that Gordon, Cheers.
So I went down to the Jazz Cafe box office on Saturday afternoon to get tickets for R.R. only to find it closed. A few pints later and I'm back outside the Emirates handing over 50 quid for another excellent Springsteen show......May was a very expensive month!

Out In The Street
No Surrender
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Gypsy Biker
Radio Nowhere
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Growin' Up
Downbound Train
I'm On Fire
Because The Night
She's The One
Livin' In The Future
Mary's Place
The Promised Land
Backstreets
The Rising
Last To Die
Long Walk Home
Badlands

Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Jungleland
Born To Run
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
American Land


harvey - 6/5/2008 at 12:29 PM

STEPHEN STILLS. Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Thursday 5th June.

BRIGHTON Centre - Fri 10 October
LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire - Sat 11 October
MANCHESTER Apollo - Mon 13 October
BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall - Wed 15 October
NEWCASTLE City Hall - Thu 16 October
SHEFFIELD City Hall - Sat 18 October
GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium @ SECC - Sun 19 October

To take advantage of our presale, just click on the link below from 9am Thursday 5th June:

http://www.seetickets.com/bookingsdirect/?show=STEPHEN+STILLS&filler2=p resale


harvey - 6/5/2008 at 12:32 PM

Just got two tickets for the Shepherds Bush gig ... great that it is on a Saturday night so I can use the train rather than drive as I normally have to do for mid-week gigs ... O'Neill's anyone?


Shavian - 6/5/2008 at 03:00 PM

Thanks, Colin. Booked!




harvey - 6/6/2008 at 06:59 AM


manitou - 6/6/2008 at 11:35 AM

Is Stills on his own for this tour? or will he have a band?


harvey - 6/6/2008 at 01:35 PM

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Is Stills on his own for this tour? or will he have a band?


I suspect this is a solo tour as it is in support of his latest release ~ "Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968" ...

All Music Guide Review

quote:
When listening to this rather remarkable document, it becomes alarmingly clear what the post-Buffalo Springfield Stephen Stills brought to the partnership of Crosby, Stills & Nash. This 13-song set was recorded solo with an acoustic in a recording studio in 1968, preceding by a few months the first CS&N recording (he bribed a recording engineer after a Judy Collins session). According to Stills' brief liner notes, the tape had been lost for nearly 40 years, until the release of this edition. Meaning, of course, that these versions of these songs haven't been widely available on the bootleg circuit, either. The tracks contain early versions of cuts recorded in the trio such as "Suite: Judy Blues Eyes," "Helplessly Hoping," and "Wooden Ships." But these are near the very end of the collection. There are also a number of cuts here that Stills recorded on his solo records such as "Black Queen," from his self-titled debut, "Change Partners" and "Know You Got to Run" from Two Originals, "So Begins the Task" from Manassas, and even a very earlier and much longer version of "Treetop Flyer" with Stills playing dobro. In addition to the better-known material are the haunting "The Doctor Will See You Now," the melancholy yet tender melodrama of "Dreaming of Snakes," and "Judy," a short tune that is, coincidentally and perhaps, a precursor to the "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." These are demos, unpolished, unfinished, sketches -- albeit most of them fully realized -- of classic material. It's unexplainable as to why some of the unreleased material didn't ultimately make it onto finished records: quality is not the issue. The sound is a little distorted and uneven but the quality is very good considering this tape sat basically neglected for nearly four decades. Sadly, the sheer quality of the material, even in this raw state, also brings into the glaring light of day the fact that Stills is now but a ghost of his former self creatively. His reunion appearances with CS&N and CSN&Y, and latter recordings reveal his songwriting well to be run dry. One has to wonder if he could ever again be so inspired and what it might take. (Many still wonder what inspired Dylan to scale the heights once more after a long period of lackluster recordings.) Nonetheless, Stills' lack of good material in later years doesn't diminish his lasting contribution. The work from those early years is so substantial that his songs remain a watermark for anyone who aspires to be a songwriter. [A U.K. version of the CD was also released.] ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide




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manitou - 6/6/2008 at 06:18 PM

Just bought the CD on itunes. excellent stuff.
I always thought he wrote the best CSN songs!


harvey - 6/7/2008 at 03:02 PM

I just picked up the CD this morning and have just finished listening to it ... excellent stuff for sure. It was like opening the door to an old friend that you had not seen for 40 years ... and you are right that it does remind you of just what an integral part of CSN he was ... pure nostalgia at its best ... if the concert in October is anything like this then I will be well happy!!!


JimRudge - 6/8/2008 at 07:46 PM

Won't be joining you guys for Robert Randolph, Little Feat, or Stephen Stills as I've just lost my job!

Was lining something else up, but that was not happening until September, so I'll need to see what I can get in the meantime.

At least I've got Steve Earle, Crowded House, Elvis Costello and Bruce to look forward to this month, so it ain't all bad!


Shavian - 6/9/2008 at 01:11 PM

Sorry to hear that, Jim.

At least the summer is a good time to take off!




scotiadave - 6/10/2008 at 04:52 PM

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I just picked up the CD this morning and have just finished listening to it ... excellent stuff for sure. It was like opening the door to an old friend that you had not seen for 40 years ... and you are right that it does remind you of just what an integral part of CSN he was ... pure nostalgia at its best ... if the concert in October is anything like this then I will be well happy!!!


I've got something for you that's along these lines


harvey - 6/11/2008 at 08:02 PM

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I just picked up the CD this morning and have just finished listening to it ... excellent stuff for sure. It was like opening the door to an old friend that you had not seen for 40 years ... and you are right that it does remind you of just what an integral part of CSN he was ... pure nostalgia at its best ... if the concert in October is anything like this then I will be well happy!!!


I've got something for you that's along these lines



manitou - 6/11/2008 at 09:19 PM

any of you guys going to Santana?
Hoping for a good show, although I'm slightly worried about the "special guests" as it's not going to be Derek


JimRudge - 6/22/2008 at 03:34 PM

Not an "upcoming" - a report on a "just went|". Matt Schofield Trio at the Corn Exchange in Devizes in front of around 200 folks on Friday. First time I've seen him as the main act - he was awesome! 2 hours of blistering blues in a very well paced set with some excellent jamming with the support band (Earl Green Band) near the end. And Matt was sporting an ABB Tshirt before taking to the stage. Catch him if you can. Much as I like Joe B, I like Matt more!

Hope you all enjoy Robert Randolph on Friday, wish I was joining you.


Shavian - 6/22/2008 at 10:16 PM

Glad to hear you enjoyed the show, Jim. Matt, Johnny and Evan go from strength to strength!

http://www.mattschofield.com/video.php

I've seen Matt wearing a scruffy ABB t-shirt pre-show before. Good to see!

While I'm on, I hope to see everyone in the Pillars of Hercules on Friday!




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geordielad - 6/22/2008 at 10:59 PM

Bollocks! R.R. Sold oot! As small as The Borderline is, I should have learnt that lesson by now. So if anybody hears of a spare........


Shavian - 6/23/2008 at 07:47 AM

Keith - I will know later in the week.

Watch your PMs!


manitou - 6/23/2008 at 03:13 PM

Any of you guys go see Santana last night?
Never been to the O2 before,glad i got my tickets early, just 20 rows from the stage.
Excellent gig shame Derek didnt show up!
Great band. Dennis Chambers is a monster drummer (seen him before) amazing solo!


Smyler - 6/24/2008 at 07:23 AM

I'm also after a ticket for Robert Randolph on Friday night if anyone has any spares, too slow on the uptake again. I seem to get taught this lesson every couple of years but it never seems to sink in


harvey - 6/27/2008 at 08:02 AM

Sorry guys, but I have been unwell for the past couple of weeks and so I won't be able to make the Robert Randolph gig tonight ... hope you have a great time.

Hopefully I will be back to somewhere near normal in the next couple of weeks in time for the Little Feat gig at IndigO2 ... any preferred watering hole inside the Dome to meet at?


scotiadave - 6/27/2008 at 09:27 AM

Sorry to hear that Colin, I had a copy of 6/26/71 to give you as well... oh well.

Hope you feel better soon


Shavian - 6/27/2008 at 12:26 PM

Get well soon, Colin.

Too bad, esp as there is a rumour of a Clapton appearance!!!!


harvey - 6/27/2008 at 01:20 PM

LMFAO


Shavian - 6/28/2008 at 12:48 AM

"Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Tesco!"

Robert Randolph and the Family Band tore up a storm at the Borderline. Surprisingly a 5-piece band (the website shows them as 4-piece) with the addition of a rhythm guitarist, they played a high-energy, funky set a little shy of the advertised 2 hours.

Weaving their way through a set of originals and unlikely covers (Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley", Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" and the Doobie Brothers' "Jesus Is Just Alright"), the band won the appreciation of a packed audience.

The only disappointment was that Eric Clapton was caught up in heavy traffic and only arrived after the band left the stage for the last time.





harvey - 6/28/2008 at 08:25 AM

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The only disappointment was that Eric Clapton was caught up in heavy traffic and only arrived after the band left the stage for the last time.


Yeah ... but I bet you enjoyed listening to that 6/26/71 show on the way home

Thanks for the review Gordon ... glad you had a great show


scotiadave - 6/28/2008 at 08:46 PM

You were missed Colin, hope you get back up to speed soon.

Really had a good gig too, top band , Jason Crosby on keys, killer bass player and drummer. A lot of presence on that stage to be sure. They seemed to be enjoying the small venue as much as we were, and those knockout gorgeous chicks who got onstage for a dance almost made me want to be single again hehe

Keith, need your addy for those cuts we were chatting about

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geordielad - 6/29/2008 at 12:07 PM

Yeah, that was a cracking show! Sorry you've been ill Colin and I hope you'll be "match fit" soon. Dave I'll PM you my address and thanks in advance. I'm thinking about Little Feat but possibly up in Newcastle that weekend.


Haisija - 6/29/2008 at 12:13 PM

Colin ol' boy, hope you're chipper .


harvey - 6/29/2008 at 01:14 PM

Thanks for the well wishes guys ... I am feeling a bit better each day but the Doc says it could be up to a month before I'm back on top of things again ... hey ho, could be much worse ...

Anyway, whatever state I am in I intend to be at Little Feat in two weeks time ... any suggestions for a watering hole in the Dome to meet at?


Shavian - 6/29/2008 at 01:43 PM

There's no bars as such on Entertainment Avenue, just eateries.

http://www.theo2.co.uk/inside/bars-restaurants-in-entertainment-avenue.html

Zizzi and Spur are okay and reasonably priced (assuming normal prices apply).

When there is a show on at the O2, all the places are packed, but I can't see anything listed for that day. Will make getting the tube back into London a bit easier too. I was genuinely worried about the crush on the platform after Foo Fighters/ Lucinda Williams. Those Lucinda fans are brutes!!!!

We can pick one and meet early for a bite to eat.



hippy69 - 6/30/2008 at 12:44 PM

There are a couple of bars in the O2. Not sure why it hasn't listed them on the page you gave. I recall see a Slug and Lettuce there. Enjoy the gig guys.

http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/o2/about/where_to_find_us_and_how_to_contac t_us/


Shavian - 6/30/2008 at 01:44 PM

Thanks, Barry. It is listed - No. 14.

Shall we agree on the Slug & Lettuce then?



harvey - 6/30/2008 at 03:05 PM

Slug & Lettuce sounds good to me Gordon ... Janet and I will aim to be there by about 6pm


harvey - 7/7/2008 at 07:43 AM

Anyone up for the Slug & Lettuce?


Shavian - 7/7/2008 at 08:00 AM

I will be there, Colin.

I'm not sure who else is going.


scotiadave - 7/7/2008 at 02:57 PM

good god was Neil Young smokin last night ... bowled me over!


Shavian - 7/9/2008 at 09:00 AM

Riders on the Storm (The Doors) at The Forum last night was my Show of the Year so far!

I'm not a huge Doors fan but was curious to see Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. They were both fantastic and enthusiastic, but Manzarek in his suit jacket and polka dot bandana looked like Jerry Springer after a head injury!

They have an excellent drummer (Ty Dennis) and veteran British bass player Phil Chen (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Jackson Browne etc). On vocals, The Cults' Ian Astbury has been replaced by Brett Scallions from Fuel. He has the physique, charisma, posturing, looks and - above all - voice for what must be one of the hardest jobs in rock.

The place was sprinkled with 50 somethings but the majority had definitely not been around for The Doors. There was lots of stage incursions, some attempted crowd surfers and one woman tossed her bra on stage! This was NOT the sort of behaviour I am used to at shows!

Hearing the songs, seeing Manzarek still using a (deceptively) simple looking keyboard with tubular metal legs (!), the anti-Bush/ war pro-Make Love/ Peace rants and the general vibe was very nostalgic but obviously still relevant to a young audience.

There may have been a couple of new songs in the two-hour set but most were famiilar - Break On Through, Alabama Song, Five to One, Love Her Madly, LA Woman, Love Me Two Times, Spanish Caravan and When the Music's Over. Riders on the Storm and Light My Fire encores. No Hello, I Love You, strangely.

Excellent night's entertainment.



[Edited on 7/9/2008 by Shavian]


harvey - 7/9/2008 at 12:28 PM

Nice review Gordon ... glad you had a great show ... really wish I could have made that one ... see you Friday


JimRudge - 7/14/2008 at 09:04 AM

C'mon guys - waiting here patiently for a Feat review! Just as well I didn't plan to come - I've got Labrynthitis ( a form of vertigo) - so feeling dizzy even before the beer. No way I could have made it on Friday, but the pills are working!


Shavian - 7/14/2008 at 09:35 AM

Sorry to hear about your condition. Jim. It sounds scary!

I fouled up majorly on Little Feat. I thought the show was on Saturday! Fortunately, I logged on to their website at 18.30 on Friday to see who was in the band and realised the gig was that night!!!

I got to the Dome in plenty of time for the Little Feat set but, alas, I was in the upstairs section and couldn't meet up with Colin and another mate who was there.

The Indigo2 is a bit plush for my liking - comfy, cinema-style armchairs upstairs and the bar is like a 5* hotel lounge with prices to match. The upside is that the sound is fantastic.

I'm probably not the best person to review Little Feat as I've always found their music high on funky rhythms and low on melodic tunes and songs. If that's what you like, it was great with fine musicianship from Paul Barrere, Fred Tacket, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton. I could have done without Shaun Murphy's vocals.

Maybe I was just stressed from the mad dash!

There was lots of empty seats upstairs, so far from a sell-out.

Colin - If you haven't checked, I sent you a PM.




[Edited on 7/14/2008 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 7/15/2008 at 08:39 AM

Thanks, Gordon. If you want to hear the songs coming out, get yourself along to one of the Barrerre/Tackett duo acoustic gigs (December). Sounds like you were in the Royal Box!


harvey - 7/15/2008 at 12:46 PM

Hello chaps ... sorry it has taken me so long to respond ... busy weekend!!!

I have to say that overall I thoroughly enjoyed my evening with Little Feat, although I do agree with Gordon to a certain extent in that when they went off mid-tune for an extended jam it tended for the most part to be dull and lacking direction.

The thing that really annoyed Janet was that when they finally got to "Dixie Chicken" (her favourite and one of the few tunes she recognised as she is only really familiar with that album) after only the first verse / chorus of the song they went off into an extended bass solo followed by a keyboard solo before eventually returning to the song. They had plenty of time in their noodling rambles of a jam to have done that without ruining a such a favourite.

The band comprises the original members (except of course for the late great Lowell George) augmented by Fred Tacket on guitar / mandolin / trumpet and Shaun Murphy on vocals. Fred Tacket is a good addition on guitar and mandolin, but I wish he had left his trumpet behind. Perhaps he will improve after his second lesson! Shaun has a great voice, but it did seem strange hearing old favourites originally sung by Lowell with a female vocalist, and she came across a tad too "country" for me, but that's just a personal opinion and I mean no slight on the lady.

Anyway, all the gripes having been aired, as I said at the start I did in fact for the most part enjoy the evening, my favourites probably being "Rock & Roll Doctor" and "Spanish Moon". When the band didn't go off noodling they were very tight, as you would expect from such professionals who have such a history together.

With regards to the venue, I thought it was excellent. The sound system was superb and I liked the format downstairs with designated seats when you wanted them, but with an area at the back between the seats and the bar where you could go off and jig around if you wanted to.

Set List was as follows:

Rocket In My Pocket, Rock And Roll Doctor, Spanish Moon > Skin It Back > Day At The Dog Races, Willin’ > Don’t Bogart That Joint > Night On The Town, Sailin’ Shoes, Mercenary Territory, Dixie Chicken > Bass Solo > Keyboard Solo > Dixie Chicken, Feels Like Rain, Let It Roll, Encore: Fat Man In The Bathtub > Get Up Stand Up > Fat Man In The Bathtub.


Shavian - 7/15/2008 at 08:12 PM

Downstairs at Indigo2 is fine. Upstairs - "Kings Row VIP" - is another matter.

It just didn't feel like a gig- it was like going from a hotel lounge bar into an upmarket cinema.

I'll be going downstairs in future!


JimRudge - 8/4/2008 at 01:52 PM

Drive-By Truckers start short 5 gig in 5 nights tour of UK at London's Electric Ballroom (Camden?). Anyone else going along to any of the shows? Looking forward to Bristol tomorrow. High octane R'n'R and highly recommended.

Other upcoming shows for me are the Greenbelt Festival at the end of August (highlights - Michael Franti, Beth Rowland, Howie Gelb & Giant Sand, Jose Gonzalez): in September Sun Kil Moon; Honeytribe (any news on London venue?) in October Southside Johnny; Delirious?; Beth Rowley, In November Eddi Reader; Joe Bonamassa; December has Paul Barrerre and Fred Tackett. That'll keep me going for now. And then there's NY in March to look forward to...................................


geordielad - 8/5/2008 at 02:07 PM

Couldn't make DBTs last night Jim but I'll be seeing them in Manchester on Friday. Seen them a few times before and probably my favourite band of recent years. I wasn't that impressed with their latest album but really looking forward to the show.


alans - 8/5/2008 at 04:35 PM

Drive by Truckers tommorrow in Edinburgh. Can't wait!!
Also sorry to hear you were under the weather Colin I hope all is well now


alans - 8/7/2008 at 05:30 PM

Wow!!
The Truckers were on fire last night. A two and one half hour set with many tunes from the new album and lots of old favourites. An incredibly loud and passionate show. My ears are still ringing


Shavian - 8/27/2008 at 06:39 PM

Steve Winwood - Shepherd's Bush Empire - Saturday 8 November.

Tickets on sale 29 August. No info re prices.


harvey - 8/27/2008 at 08:23 PM

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Steve Winwood - Shepherd's Bush Empire - Saturday 8 November.

Tickets on sale 29 August. No info re prices.




Whoo-hoo ... as our American friends would say ... got to try and get tickets for that ... thanks for the heads-up Gordon


harvey - 8/28/2008 at 11:21 AM

Just got tickets this morning in the LiveNation/TicketMaster pre-sale

Level 1 seats ~ not sure if the ground floor will be seated or GA standing and as Janet doesn't do standing I wanted to guarantee a seat


scotiadave - 8/28/2008 at 03:27 PM

cool think i'm gonna hang on for the traffic dates


harvey - 8/28/2008 at 03:49 PM

You never know who may turn up as a guest in London for some of the tracks ... wonder where EC is in November


JimRudge - 8/29/2008 at 08:26 AM

Bollocks - Back up in Glasgow that weekend!


geordielad - 8/31/2008 at 07:04 PM

Classic Rock Mag has Honeytribe back at the New Bull And Butcher on the 28th!! Moot point for me as I'll be in Texas for Austin City Limits Festival....... You know I'd like to see Honeytribe again. even in that very average venue, but..... A few days in Austin followed by a week in New Orleans! I reckon I can live with that!


harvey - 8/31/2008 at 10:31 PM

quote:
Classic Rock Mag has Honeytribe back at the New Bull And Butcher on the 28th!! Moot point for me as I'll be in Texas for Austin City Limits Festival....... You know I'd like to see Honeytribe again. even in that very average venue, but..... A few days in Austin followed by a week in New Orleans! I reckon I can live with that!


Unfortunately, I fly out to Spain on 27th Sept for a weeks vacation, so I will miss Devon's gig too


JimRudge - 9/1/2008 at 11:46 AM

I'm going to the Cardiff Honeytribe gig on 25th - anyone else uo for Welsh Wales?

Hope New Orleans will be ok for you to enjoy, Keith. Thoughts and prayers going out to all brothers and sisters affected by he storm.


hippy69 - 9/1/2008 at 12:59 PM

I'm guessing by the sounds of it that I'm going to be the only bugger at the Honeytribe gig in Whetstone.

How about Skinny Molly featuring Mike Estes (Lynyrd Skynyrd) on 14th November in Whetstone. Anyone up for that? They played a storming set last time.


JimRudge - 9/7/2008 at 03:14 PM

Anyone going to see Stevie Wonder at the O2 on Friday?


geordielad - 9/7/2008 at 03:46 PM

quote:


Hope New Orleans will be ok for you to enjoy, Keith. Thoughts and prayers going out to all brothers and sisters affected by he storm.


Cheers Jim. My friends in N.O. got off lightly again. One broken window which I know will be waiting for me to fix! My "relief effort" post Katrina was putting a new piece of glass in their front door..........7 months after the storm!

Quite fancy that Skinny Molly gig Barry if I'm in London that weekend, Toon home game might interfere......Assuming there is a Toon in existance in November.


harvey - 10/8/2008 at 12:56 PM

Jan and I are going to see Steve Stills this Saturday Night ... 11th October ... at Shepherds Bush Empire (London) ...

Instead of "O'Neill's" I am intending to head for the Shepherds Bush "Walkabout" bar at about 5pm this time around, as the England soccer match kicks off at 5-15 and they have TV's.

Anybody else going to be in Town for this ?


harvey - 10/9/2008 at 06:22 AM

^


Shavian - 10/9/2008 at 07:24 AM

I'll be there, Colin.

I won't be leaving home though until the SCOTLAND match is finished!

I'm obviously not bothered about the England match so I'll maybe see you in O'Neill's after it's finished.

I'm not sure about support act tomorrow. Tour only opens in Brighton tonight.




manitou - 10/9/2008 at 07:30 AM

me and H2He will be in attendance. Didn't know there was a support?


harvey - 10/9/2008 at 12:45 PM

quote:
I'll be there, Colin.

I won't be leaving home though until the SCOTLAND match is finished!

I'm obviously not bothered about the England match so I'll maybe see you in O'Neill's after it's finished.

I'm not sure about support act tomorrow. Tour only opens in Brighton tonight.




The Scotland match kicks off at 3pm so should be over by about 5pm ... the England game doesn't kick off until 5-15 and so by the time it finishes at 7-15 it will be almost time to get in line assuming the concert starts at about 8pm. I'm not particularly bothered about the support act (if there is one) but as seats are unreserved, the sooner you get in line the better the seat you will get, so I probably won't leave it to the last minute this time like I usually do. Why not come and find us in the Walkabout? You should be there by about 6pm I would have thought


Shavian - 10/9/2008 at 01:19 PM

Okay - Walkabout it is! Will remind me of my summer holiday in Oz!

BTW, I'm going to see Mick Taylor tonight in Chislehurst. I hope he turns up this time!


harvey - 10/10/2008 at 07:03 AM

Hope you enjoyed Mick Taylor ...

I have your mobile number in case the Walkabout is too crowded or plans change for whatever reason ... see you tomorrow


Shavian - 10/11/2008 at 11:51 AM

quote:
Didn't know there was a support?


Acording to the preview of the show on the 15th at Birmingham, it is An Evening With playing solo aoustic and with a band it must be two sets, no support.




[Edited on 10/11/2008 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 10/13/2008 at 01:36 PM

Anybody going to see Dr Dog at the Borderline on 4th November? Fate is my album of the year (so far). Tixs are only £8! (+bf)


jimmysdragonsuit - 10/17/2008 at 10:15 AM

Any of you chaps in for AC/DC this morning?


Shavian - 10/17/2008 at 12:20 PM

I've never heard of Dr Dog, Jim, but I'm happy to give them a listen.



Charlesinator - 10/17/2008 at 09:43 PM

Hey have any of you "across the ponders" heard of this cat, Guthrie Govan? I stumbled onto him over on youtube. He is a friggin' monster!!! Very Herringesque. From someplace calle Clemsford.


scotiadave - 10/17/2008 at 10:12 PM

quote:
Hey have any of you "across the ponders" heard of this cat, Guthrie Govan? I stumbled onto him over on youtube. He is a friggin' monster!!! Very Herringesque. From someplace calle Clemsford.


I've heard of him - but never knew what he did - gonna check him out - thanks


Shavian - 10/18/2008 at 09:16 AM

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From someplace calle Clemsford.


That's Chelmsford, Essex!


JimRudge - 10/18/2008 at 10:40 AM

quote:
I've never heard of Dr Dog, Jim, but I'm happy to give them a listen.





I'll be in the Pillars from about 6.45ish for a pint and some nosh (depending on trains/tube goiung to schedule!), so if you're up for it I'll see you in there. Doors open at 7 and it's many moons since I've been to the Borderline, so don't know how the schedules work or if there's a curfew.

Relix described them as Beach Boys harmonies with Beatles melodies and I'd throw a bit of Psychedelia/GD in as well.

[Edited on 18/10/2008 by JimRudge]

[Edited on 19/10/2008 by JimRudge]


Shavian - 10/18/2008 at 02:11 PM

Okay, Jim, I may see you there.

The Borderline usually has set times posted outside but I wouldn't expect anyone on stage before 8.


harvey - 10/21/2008 at 05:37 PM

E C is back in 2009 . . . . . updated with sales info edit

Eric Clapton has plans to perform in Dublin, Liverpool and Manchester in May 2009 before returning to a venue he has said is "like playing in my front room" - London's Royal Albert Hall - for eleven nights.

Tickets for the Dublin concert at the O2 go on sale to the general public 23 October at 9AM local time for Dublin, Ireland. AnO2 Dublin Priority Pre-Sale is going on now; it ends 23 October at 8AM.

All U.K. concerts go on sale to the general public on 27 October.

All information is subject to change. Concerts are sometimes not listed on official ticket-seller or venue websites until 24 hours before the sale is scheduled to begin. Where's Eric! recommends that fans check local newspapers and other media outlets for news of local pre-sales, if any. Members of Eric Clapton's official fan club, EC Access, will also have ticket purchase opportunities. Information about EC Access can be found at ecaccess.cc.

The dates, venues and ticket sale information for each is as follows:

11 May 2009 / O2, Dublin, Ireland - showtime 8PM (doors 6:30PM)
Internet sales: ticketmaster.ie
Telephone sales: 0818 719 300
In person from Ticketmaster outlets in Ireland
Tickets on sale to the general public 23 October from 9AM Local Time for Dublin, Ireland
"Local" Internet O2 Priority Pre-Sale from 21 October to 23 October (ends 8AM) via ticketmaster.ie

13 May 2009 / Liverpool Arena, Liverpool, England
General public on sale 27 October


14 May 2009 / Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
General public on sale 27 October


16 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
17 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
19 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
20 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
22 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
23 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
General public on sale 27 October from 9am (UK)


25 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
26 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
28 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
29 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
31 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall, London, England
General public on sale date to be announced .....





[Edited on 10/22/2008 by harvey]


manitou - 10/22/2008 at 08:21 AM

I'm off to see Matt Schofield at Dingwalls next week. Excellent guitar player! Anyone here going?
check him out here
http://www.mattschofield.com/home.php


harvey - 10/22/2008 at 12:39 PM

Unfortunately I am away for a long weekend and won't be able to get to Dingwalls on Tuesday ... otherwise I would certainly have made the effort. saw him open for dTb at the Mean Fiddler back in 2006 and was very impressed by him and his band.


harvey - 10/22/2008 at 12:58 PM

Just got tickets for Paul Weller at the O2 ... show is Sat 21st March 2009

O2 mobile phone users pre-sale is today - general sale tomorrow


JimRudge - 10/23/2008 at 05:06 PM

Colin, any particular night you are planning to go to see Clapton?

Matt Schofield can be thoroughly recommended - cracking 2 hour set when I saw him a few months ago.

Will be giving Weller a miss at the O2 as he plays Bristol Colston Hall every couple of years which is a far more intimate venue. Far too big - saw Stevie Wonder there, enjoyed the show, but not the venue.

And to make any Who fans that aren't a member of the fan club jealous, they are playing the Indigo2 for members only (me) in december.


harvey - 10/23/2008 at 06:43 PM

Jim, I was in the middle of booking a couple of tickets for Clapton this morning (row 2 of block H in the circle - pretty good seats) when the "Seetickets" site went down. I then had to go into a meeting at work and when I came out an went back on line (2 hours later) I couldn't get any decent seats. So now I am not going to bother for any of the current Clapton dates on offer, I will wait until the second batch of dates are released and try again in the next pre-sale. I would prefer to go on either a Friday or Saturday night, so I will probably try for Friday 29th May.

Will you be going with anybody? If not I could get a ticket for you and me and we could go together. And if you don't have anyone to go to the Who with, I understand that members can buy 2 tickets so I'll happily go with you to see them


JimRudge - 10/23/2008 at 09:03 PM

Done deal on both counts, Colin. Brother-in-(common)law hasn't come back to me about clapton yet, so very happy to tag along and my fellow Chippenham "wholigan" can't make either of the dates (and is sorely p'd off about it), so I'll still order two tix.


harvey - 10/23/2008 at 10:46 PM

That's very cool with me Jim ... if you need to stay over for either of the gigs I have a spare room now my eldest son has left home ....


harvey - 10/24/2008 at 07:54 AM

Hey Jim ... went back on-line this morning to try my luck and managed to get a pair of tickets for you and me for Friday 22nd May in Block M, Row 10, Seats 124 & 125 ... pretty good position ... whoo-hoo as our American friends would say


JimRudge - 10/24/2008 at 10:29 AM

Double whoo-hoo, Colin!!. Or should that be Who-hoo? Who tix, Indigo2, Central Balcony Sunday 14 Dec. Make arrangements later, but I'll probably crash at my neices in East London, but very grateful for the offer, which I'll probably take up for the Clapton gig.


geordielad - 10/24/2008 at 11:15 PM

Nobody up for the FREE "Festival of New Orleans" at the O2 tomorrow? Some great acts! Allen Toussaint. Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco and Rebirth Brass Band to name a few..........Did I mention it was Free?


harvey - 10/24/2008 at 11:21 PM

I would very much have liked to have gone to that Keith ... but I am away at the coast for a few days R&R ... hope you have a great time


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/3/2008 at 01:04 AM

Jack Lawrence is one of America's finest flat pick guitarists who partnered with Doc Watson for many years and still picks with him every year at Merlefest. Currently on tour in England and Wales - Jack will be playing at Hunters Moon, in Warminster, on Tuesday 11 November, starting 8pm. Tickets are £10. Further information and tickets can be obtained from pauline.martin13@btinternet.com or 01985 220536 or 07704442841.

November 12th is when you can see the great Tim O’Brien at The Forge, Basingstoke, Hampshire. If you have never had the opportunity to see Tim perform - ‘live - and in person‘…then do to try to get to The Forge - or one of his other UK dates…..as he puts on an excellent show! www.timobrien.net

Tim’s tour dates include;

12 Nov The Forge at the Anvil, Basingstoke
13 Nov The Greennote, London
14 Nov Pacific Road Arts Centre, Birkenhead, Wirral
15 Nov National Centre For Early Music, St. Margaret's Church, York
17 Nov The Courtyard Centre For The Arts, Hereford
19 Nov The Met, Bury, Lancs
20 Nov The Customs House, South Shields
21 Nov The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham
23 Nov Twickenham Folk Club, Cabbage Patch Pub, Twickenham

Tim O'Brien’s agent is also currently taking bookings for 3rd to 8th February 2009 - www.tomtommusic.co.uk



The Carolina Chocolate Drops will be making a return visit to the U.K and Europe in November - and will appear on the ’Later With Jools Holland’ show - to be aired by the BBC on Friday November 14th.

Tour dates include;

Nov 12 Walberton Village Hall, Arundel
Nov 13 Fiddlers, Bristol
Nov 14 London Jazz Festival
Nov 15 Darwin Suite, Derby
Nov 16 The Sage, Gateshead
Nov 18 Festival Blues Sur Scene, Paris
Nov 19 Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam

http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com


harvey - 11/6/2008 at 01:27 PM

Steve Winwood @ Shepherd's Bush Empire this Saturday (8th Nov) ...

Janet, myself and a couple of friends will be in O'Neills at about 5pm or so for a pre-show beverage or two and some nosh if anyone is interested


ABBDutchFan - 11/6/2008 at 05:42 PM

Colin,

Enjoy the Winwood gig !!!

Not "much action going on" regarding concerts at the moment over here in the Netherlands. Some local stuff only.
Can't wait to see Jack Bruce & Robin Trower in february (Nijmegen, Netherlands) and
Booker T. and the MG's in march (Eindhoven, Netherlands).

Cheers


harvey - 11/7/2008 at 02:23 PM

^


Shavian - 11/7/2008 at 03:14 PM

See you there!


JimRudge - 11/7/2008 at 04:35 PM

Enjoy the gig, folks. Would have been with you if I hadn't already booked to go see Thistle giving out local rivals Clyde a severe doin'.


harvey - 11/7/2008 at 05:35 PM

quote:
Enjoy the gig, folks. Would have been with you if I hadn't already booked to go see Thistle giving out local rivals Clyde a severe doin'.


Enjoy the game Jim ... come on the Thistle!!!


SHUGGIE - 11/7/2008 at 06:34 PM

Colin

First of all thanks for the DVDs and hope you enjoy what Stevie still has to offer. We saw him at The Arches in Glasgow in October. The venue is like it says on the tin, under the railway arches leading into Glasgow's Central station. Sometimes you can't help but hear various mystery trains chundering overhead making their way to rock n' roll hotspots like Johnstone or Largs.

SW and his band were wonderful. Played stuff that appealed to us old Traffic fans ( "Empty Pages", Get Up etc" & "Low Spark") more than maybe his "Higher Love" 80s followers.

Hopefully all us UK Hittin' The Webbers will have a chance to meet up sometime soon.

Where even Alex Salmond has got soul ,

Shug from Scotland


harvey - 11/7/2008 at 08:46 PM

Hi Shug ... glad you're enjoying those Planet Hophead DVDs ... that dTb with a 16 year old Derek is something else!!!

Like you, I am really pleased Stevie is doing some of the old Traffic numbers ... really hope we get a "Low Spark" as that is my favourite Traffic era


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/9/2008 at 03:10 AM

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http://www.celticconnections.com/whatson/event/79157


Transatlantic Sessions "Bringing it all Back Home"

Friday 30th January 2009, 7.30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Auditorium


As a fitting finale to Celtic Connections’ celebration of Homecoming Scotland 2009, this year’s Transatlantic Sessions will highlight the traditional songs and tunes which crossed the Atlantic with Scottish and Irish emigrants over the last 300 years, to form a key bedrock of American roots music. From the Appalachian Mountains to Greenwich Village coffeehouses; from the trailblazing careers of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger to today’s post – O Brother, Where Art Thou? revival, these transplanted Celtic roots have continued to evolve and flourish in New World soil, and these two very special shows will see them welcomed back home by a dazzling international cast of musicians.


From across the pond, featured vocalists include the much-loved country-folk star Nanci Griffith, reconnecting with her own Scottish roots, and fellow Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea, whose haunting 2008 album Coal draws on her family’s history in the mines and mountains of Appalachia. Also among the Stateside singers, Dan Tyminski will be familiar to many as a linchpin of Alison Krauss’s Union Station and as the voice of George Clooney from the aforementioned Coen brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, while Transatlantic Sessions regulars Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky and Dirk Powell once again juggle vocal and multi-instrumental duties. Joining this stellar line-up are the exquisite Scottish and Gaelic voices of Eddi Reader and Julie Fowlis.


Ultra-classy accompaniment and awesome instrumentals will be supplied by a similarly crème-de-la-crème array of US and Celtic talent, once again under the musical direction of Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain and dobro legend Jerry Douglas. Others confirmed to appear include accordion ace Phil Cunningham, Capercaillie’s Donald Shaw and Michael McGoldrick, ex-Solas guitarist John Doyle, bassist Todd Parks and drummer James Mackintosh. Following last year’s double sellout, the concert will again be staged twice, with all featured artists appearing on both nights, and is sure to be remembered as one of the year’s best homecoming parties.

Tickets: £26, £24, £22




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http://www.celticconnections.com/whatson/event/79208

Jerry Douglas Band and Cherryholmes

Saturday 31st January 2009, 9.30pm
Old Fruitmarket

Arriving at Celtic Connections fresh from his 2008 sojourn as Artist in Residence at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame, dobro maestro Jerry Douglas is one of America’s most inspirational musicians. A 12-time Grammy-winner, who has featured on over 2000 recordings by other artists, Douglas also released his 12th solo album, Glide, in 2008, showcasing the full breadth and depth of his mastery across tracks that draw on bluegrass, country, rock, Celtic, blues and New Orleans influences. He appears with his regular touring band of Luke Bulla (fiddle), Guthrie Trapp (guitar), Todd Parks (bass) and Chad Melton (drums).


Arguably the hottest new act to hit the bluegrass scene this century, the family band Cherryholmes continue to forge ahead on their new album Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe. Returning after their hit performance at Celtic Connections 2008, with a sound featuring fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar and clogging, and all six members taking lead vocal turns, their live impact is nothing short of sensational.

Tickets: £16


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http://www.celticconnections.com/whatson/event/80501

Transatlantic Sessions "Bringing it all Back Home"

Sunday 1st February 2009, 7.30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Auditorium


Tickets: £24, £22 Book Online Now


NickQuaeck1 - 11/9/2008 at 03:44 PM

Hi Derek! Needless to say I've already booked the Friday and Saturday to see Jerry at Glasgow. Should be a blast. Hope to see James McMurtry on the Sunday.
Don't think I'll make Merlefest09, so disappointed with the line up. Smacks of budgetary constraints? Where's Gillian, Chris Thile, Grisman, Darrell, Bryan Sutton, Steve Earle etc etc??
Beacon for sure.......
Take care.
Nick


harvey - 11/10/2008 at 06:16 PM

Steve Winwood’s show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday night was above even my most optimistic expectations. The Shepherd’s Bush Empire, an old 1920’s “arte deco” theatre in the vein of the Beacon but about 2/3 the size holding around 2000 people, is great venue. The sound is very good and the theatre is so compact that on the level one balcony (equivalent to the Loge at the Beacon) where I was sat in row 3, the stage could not be more than 30 yards or so away.

This was “an evening with” type show, without a support act, and so we had to wait until about 8-30 until Steve and the band came on stage. But it was well worth the wait, and they played until 10-30 including the encore, so whilst not as long as an ABB Beacon show, it was none the less pretty good value.

The band was pretty tight, and special mention ought to be given to the Saxophonist who not only was very good on the wind instruments, but was also pretty good on the keyboards when he sat in for the numbers that Winwood played guitar on. The 5 man line-up was as follows:

Steve Winwood – Vocals, Hammond Organ, Lead Guitar.
Jose Neto – Lead and Rhythm guitar.
Paul Booth – sax (various), Flute and Hammond Organ.
Richard Bailey – Drums.
Karl van den Bosh – Percussion.

The set list included a bit of everything to please everyone. He started off with a track (Different Light) from his 2003 album “About Time”, and the set also included four tracks (Hungry Man, Dirty City, Fly and At Times We Do Forget) off his latest 2008 album “Nine Lives”, and a token track (Higher Love) from his 80’s efforts. But the other eight tracks were all from his early career with Spencer Davis, Blind Faith and Traffic – right up my alley!!! Set list was as follows:

Set 1:
Different Light
I’m a Man
Hungry Man
Can’t Find My Way Home
Dirty City
Fly
At Times We Do Forget
Light Up or Leave Me Alone
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Empty Pages
Keep on Running
Higher Love

Encore:
Dear Mr Fantasy
Gimme Some Lovin’

Despite the blues basis of much of the earlier work, the rhythms throughout were very Latin American influenced, making it very difficult to pigeon hole to overall sound. All I can say is that it was a bluesy, jazzy, funky, latino fusion which worked very well. Steve was in excellent voice, and addition to his very competent Hammond playing, when he strapped on his turquoise Strat he showed what a very accomplished guitar player he is too, the rendition of “Dear Mr Fantasy” was as good as I've heard.

Overall an excellent show from start to finish, might have been slightly better if his friend EC had dropped by, but how often do we say that? If he is down your way, go and see him, you will be in for a treat.


harvey - 11/10/2008 at 06:17 PM

Footnote - great to see you Gordon, sorry we got separated at the end and didn't get to say goodbye properly. see you down the road


manitou - 11/10/2008 at 06:49 PM

Saw a very good alt/country band in Putney last night.
They're called Two Fingers of Firewater.
You can check them out on their myspace site.
Got some nice photos of them but I don't know how to get them posted on here.


Shavian - 11/10/2008 at 07:30 PM

You too, Colin.

We waited outside and saw you but couldn't get through the crowd!

I was hoping for something from Arc of a Diver - title track, While You See A Chance, Spanish Dancer, Night Train etc - but was good fun nonetheless.



[Edited on 11/10/2008 by Shavian]


Shavian - 11/10/2008 at 11:13 PM

Joe Bonamassa's RAH show is set for 4 May 2009.

Tickets go on sale on 21 November 2008.




harvey - 11/11/2008 at 12:00 AM

Thanks for the heads up mate


hippy69 - 11/11/2008 at 02:53 PM

quote:
Saw a very good alt/country band in Putney last night.
They're called Two Fingers of Firewater.
You can check them out on their myspace site.
Got some nice photos of them but I don't know how to get them posted on here.


Didn't have you down as an alt/country boy. Where in Putney was it? My band is always looking for new places to play, and an alt/country venue would be great.

I'm going to see Skinny Molly in Whetstone on Friday. They'll be playing playing the Half Moon in Herne Hill on Saturday but I'll be at the Bedford Park for Medicine Hat then. Gotta give a plug to Medicine Hat boys as they are really really good. And they come from the UK too.


manitou - 11/11/2008 at 04:19 PM

Didn't have you down as an alt/country boy.

Yeah Hippy69, I'm not really, but these guys do rock out a bit, plus they played The Weight!
Dont know if it was because I was wearing a ABB tshirt
I saw them at the Half Moon pub in Putney. Not a bad place to see bands +th beers nice


manitou - 11/11/2008 at 04:50 PM

Actually while I'm on here. I thought you london peaches might like to know I've just launched a food website.
So when you get bored with this board (or you're hungry) on here go visit.
www.foodepedia.co.uk

Content is a bit thin but we're out and about trying to get more stuff to put on the site.


harvey - 11/14/2008 at 09:30 AM

New dates for Eric Clapton in London on sale today . . . . .

http://www.seetickets.com/?m=ERIC+CLAPTON&filler3=id1em

LONDON, Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 28 May 2009 ON SALE NOW

LONDON, Royal Albert Hall on Friday 29 May 2009 ON SALE NOW

LONDON, Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31 May 2009 ON SALE NOW


jimmysdragonsuit - 11/14/2008 at 10:19 AM

Hi Colin

I just got front row centre for the final night...nice

Ian


harvey - 11/14/2008 at 01:31 PM

WOW ... cool seat ... just hope you don't get some idiot getting up and dancing right in front of you ... or will Andy be sat down next to you


jimmysdragonsuit - 11/14/2008 at 01:33 PM

I'll be making sure he sits quetly keeping the mics still....


hippy69 - 11/14/2008 at 02:02 PM

quote:
Actually while I'm on here. I thought you london peaches might like to know I've just launched a food website.
So when you get bored with this board (or you're hungry) on here go visit.
www.foodepedia.co.uk


The site made me hungry. Nice to see some reviews of Mexican restaurants. These are sadly normally missed and believe me there are so many poor ones out there as I've found out. Good ones too though. Just not as many.

Just a quick note to let everyone know who was going to see Skinny Molly tonight that according to the promoters web site (www.feenstra.co.uk) this gig has been canceled. The one tomorrow night is on though. I'm off to see Medicine hat then though.


JimRudge - 11/17/2008 at 07:10 PM

Saw Joe B on Wednesday at Colston Hall, Bristol. Have a couple of CDs and was expecting great things. The start of the show was dominated by tedious heavy riffing, but after about 30 mins he really got into the bluesy stuff and was ace. He's a bit of a poser though. Loved the support act Imelda May, but I had her CD before that and would recommend it if you like a bit of retro rockabilly/bluesy jazzy vocals (great bassist).


harvey - 11/20/2008 at 08:35 AM

Joe Bonamassa @ RAH - tickets on sale @ 9am tomorrow (Friday) morning


harvey - 11/21/2008 at 01:30 PM

Managed to get a couple of tickets in Row 5

Anybody else planning on a Bank Holiday Monday trip to the RAH?


Shavian - 11/22/2008 at 12:15 PM

quote:
Saw Joe B on Wednesday at Colston Hall, Bristol. ........ He's a bit of a poser though.


Jim - I don't think Joe takes himself 100% seriously. He is a very modest guy. He usually knows exactly how many people have bought tickets and are in the venue and I think he appreciates his fans.

Colin - I got tickets. I don't know the RAH that well as a music venue and. rightly or wrongly, I didn't fancy the Arena as it's not tiered. Maybe I should have gone for Stalls close to the stage but I got front row seats in a Box near the stage.

It's the Bank Holiday Monday so may make a day of it!





[Edited on 11/22/2008 by Shavian]


harvey - 11/23/2008 at 09:56 AM

quote:

Colin - I got tickets. I don't know the RAH that well as a music venue and. rightly or wrongly, I didn't fancy the Arena as it's not tiered. Maybe I should have gone for Stalls close to the stage but I got front row seats in a Box near the stage.

It's the Bank Holiday Monday so may make a day of it!



Gordon, my tickets are in the Stalls close to the stage, Block M - Row 5, just in front of and to the right of the stage, your Box may be just behind me

Actually, I didn't realise you could get seats in a box, I thought they were reserved for VIP packages / Corporate bookings where you have to book the whole box. Perhaps for artists such as Joe (no offence but I mean as opposed to the likes of EC) they allow some of them to be booked on an individual seat basis.

Anyway, as it is a Bank Holiday, Janet and I intend to make a day of it too. Have'nt decided what we will do yet, probably visit some historical site / museum during the day and grab a bite to eat somewhere.


Shavian - 11/23/2008 at 11:26 AM

I think that boxes generally have private owners or debenture holders (probably Proms-types!) who may choose to release them for certain events.

As I say, I can count the number of music events I've been to at the RAH on one finger and don't really know the best seats.

The attached, posted on the JB website, is ultra informative.

http://www.theatremonkey.com/ROYALALBERTHALLbooking.htm


[Edited on 11/23/2008 by Shavian]


manitou - 11/23/2008 at 11:37 AM

yeah he strikes all the right rock poses!
I love that bit where he tells the audience to shut up when he holds that note during "asking around for you"


peach-head - 11/23/2008 at 03:33 PM

Saw Joe on last Sunday evening in Manchester, a show which was resheduled from the previous week due to JB having a serious bout of flu. This is the third time I have seen him this year and I have to tell you it was the best of the 3 by a long way. It was a sold out show (2300), our first Joe gig this year he was playing to about 350-400, in Liverpool 6 months later he played to around 500+. To make it to the RAH next year is one great achievement. The band he has got around are the best guys he has played with and really bring out the best in Joe. I love his 100% commitment to the fans and never in my opinion plays a bad gig. Wish I could make it to the RAH in May.


Shavian - 11/25/2008 at 03:11 PM

In case anyone who is interested doesn't stop by Joe's website, here are some things he posted recently. The show is now SOLD OUT!

"Ok, so Manchester is over and Royal Albert Hall is going on sale in a few days.. So I can let you in on a few plans that we have in store for that week.. : My mom and dad are gonna be there( of course), here is the kicker.. We are going to be doing it as a 8 piece band. Two drums and horns. We'll be playing that weeks shows as the "big band". Ive always wanted to do something like this. Its gonna be a very cool week!! So there you go.

Joe Bonamassa"


"Line up as of now but subject to change due to schedule..
Bogie Bowles (drums)
Carmine Rojas (bass)
rick Melick (kyboards)
Anton Fig (drums - from Letterman Show Orchestra)
Lee Thornburg (trumpet - ex Supertramp & Tower of Power)
and two more horn guys to come
me on guitar and some shouting in Key"


"Well, I got to say I am very honored by just getting the invite to play there in the first place. To sell the tickets that quickly is over the top really... Im kinda speachless"




[Edited on 11/25/2008 by Shavian]


harvey - 11/27/2008 at 01:37 PM

LYNYRD SKYNYRD @ Clyde Auditorium - SECC - Glasgow WED 27/05/2009 19:00

LYNYRD SKYNYRD @ National Indoor Arena - Birmingham THU 28/05/2009 19:00

LYNYRD SKYNYRD @ Apollo - Manchester SAT 30/05/2009 19:00

LYNYRD SKYNYRD @ Carling Academy - Brixton - London SUN 31/05/2009 19:00

Tickets on sale for all events 28/11/2008 09:00


hippy69 - 11/27/2008 at 02:31 PM

quote:
LYNYRD SKYNYRD @ Carling Academy - Brixton - London SUN 31/05/2009 19:00
Tickets on sale for all events 28/11/2008 09:00



Thanks Colin. I'll pick up some tix tomorrow.

If anyone is interested, my band The Snakeoil Rattlers is playing Thursday next week in Kingston (4th Dec) if anyone's interested. We're performing with 3 other bands as part of the annual Ram Jam Christmas piss-up gig and expect a swap in members for a few numbers. It's only a quid to get in. It's at the Ram Jam club behind the Grey Horse
46 Richmond Road. Fun starts at 8pm.

snakeoilrattlers.co.uk


harvey - 11/28/2008 at 08:32 AM

^


JimRudge - 11/28/2008 at 10:13 AM

Funny how things work out - I just bought One From the Road deluxe version in HMV's sale last weekend and was wondering what the latest incarnation was. I have the Freebird DVD which has a 90's concert on which is pretty good, but I'm unconvinced by the taped vocals on Freebird - didn't work for me - do they still do that? Then looked at the line up and saw only two of the seven originals would be there, but then thought I was being hypocritical with my love for the current ABB line up, so I now have a ticket. As it's a Sunday - see you in the Pillars at 1pm? Seriously though, nearer the time if we (Barry?) check to see if there's any Sunday afternoon music going on, we could make a day of it.


harvey - 11/28/2008 at 05:23 PM

I got a ticket this morning too ... not too sure how I'm going to get there yet ... can't really see a viable alternative to driving as trains on a Sunday are few and far between so I will probably only be going for a couple of brews and a bite to eat before hand.

We can discuss this more when we meet in a couple of weeks for the Who gig Jim


Shavian - 12/4/2008 at 03:44 PM

Joe Bonamassa has added the following pre-RAH shows:

04/22/09 GATESHEAD THE SAGE
04/23/09 WOLVERHAMPTON THE CIVIC
04/27/09 GLASGOW THE ACADEMY
04/28/09 SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
04/29/09 CARDIFF ST DAVID'S HALL




JimRudge - 12/13/2008 at 10:48 AM

Nothing new! Just a wee bump to keep the profile up and to say that I'm really looking forward to forward to seeing The Who in a small venue(2350 seat Indigo2) tomorrow with Colin. Also praying that the pound strengthens before those Beacon tix go on sale!!!!


scotiadave - 12/13/2008 at 01:46 PM

Also praying that the pound strengthens before those Beacon tix go on sale!!!!

I know it! If it gets any worse .........


harvey - 12/13/2008 at 01:54 PM

Last Beacon (2007) there were almost $2 per £1 ... now at $1-40 per £1 it is going to be an even more expensive trip ...

But I do not want to miss out on the 40th anniversary so it will cost what it costs ...

Looking forward to the Who too Jim ... see you at about 5pm tomorrow


harvey - 12/15/2008 at 01:59 PM

WHOO-HOO-WHO

The Who were awesome last night ... I wasn't sure Daltrey would still have the voice ... but he has ... and Townshend's guitarmanship was as good as ever ... I didn't realise that they jammed as much as they did ... perhaps it was because all of the Who concerts that I had previously attended were stadium venues and not so intimate as seeing them here in a 2000 seat night club ... made it much more cosy ... "just like the old days - except we ain't doin' no effin' requests" Townshend quipped.

There will never be another Keith Moon ... but Zak Starkey has to be as close as you will get ... exact same style of playing ... but without the madness (LOL)

The other backing musicians were all very able also ... Pino Palladino on Bass, Simon Townshend (Pete's brother) on Rhythm Guitar and John Bundrick on Keys ... all did an excellent job.

I'm not so sure I would want to go to a big outdoor arena anymore ... but if you get the chance for such an intimate gig as this then make sure you don't miss it ... best gig of the year for me ... and that includes some memorable contenders (Young / Eagles / Trower / Little Feat / Stills / Winwood)

The set list:

Can't Explain
The Seeker
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Tattoo
Sister Disco
Baba O'Riley
Eminence Front
5:15
Love Reign O'er Me
Won't Get Fooled Again
My Generation

Encore:
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey/Sparks
See Me, Feel Me
Listening to You


With many thanks to Jim for getting me the ticket ... great night mate and I look forward to the next time!!!


DerekFromCincinnati - 12/16/2008 at 12:01 AM

Good report, Harvey. My history with seeing The Who in concert is an interesting being here in Cincinnati, of course, but I've always loved them. Good to hear some Quadrophenia thrown in as I'd rather hear that than the "Tommy" stuff, frankly, as it was the better album. Does Pete play "Pure and Easy" anymore?? Love that song.

Sounds like fun.


TanDan - 12/16/2008 at 12:53 PM

James McMurtry at The Luminaire Feb 7-8 in London.


JimRudge - 12/16/2008 at 02:37 PM

We were too quick out of the building, Colin. we missed a song - Tea & Theatre from the "new" album - an acoustic duo usually, and I would much rather leave with the memory of the power of the Tommy finale.

Anyway, some news on the gig front for UK punters - Jeff Beck (with Tal Wilkenfield on Bass )
Wed 24th Jun 2009 Dome (Brighton)
Thu 25th Jun 2009 Symphony Hall (Birmingham)
Sat 27th Jun 2009 Apollo (Manchester)
Tue 30th Jun 2009 Hall (Belfast)
Fri 03rd Jul 2009 GuildHall (Southampton)
Sat 04th Jul 2009 Royal Albert Hall (London)
Bristol date advertised in some magazines has been cancelled

James McMurty?? Not on my radar, so just listened to a 2-minute blast and my immediate reference point was Drive By Truckers so might just pop down to the Polish Club in Bristol on 31 Jan - and for the rest of the UK -

2/01 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor (Celtic Connections Festival)
2/02 Belfast, IE Errigle Inn
2/04 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
2/05 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
2/06 Nottingham, UK The Maze


[Edited on 16/12/2008 by JimRudge]

[Edited on 16/12/2008 by JimRudge]


TanDan - 12/16/2008 at 04:14 PM

Heres some McMurtry for you:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpSK1BnjdGw
Levelland

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDokidoKXS0
We can't make it here


harvey - 12/16/2008 at 05:08 PM

quote:
We were too quick out of the building, Colin, we missed a song - Tea & Theatre - from the "new" album, an acoustic duo usually, but I would much rather leave with the memory of the power of the Tommy finale.


Yeah ... I noticed that too Jim when I looked up the set list in the morning ... but like you I am happy to have left with the "Tommy" finale in my head ... and can you imagine how bad the subway would have been if we had stayed later? ... I got home at 12-30, so not too bad, really enjoyed it ... thanks again mate!!!


lolasdeb - 12/17/2008 at 08:37 PM

moving back towards top...


Shavian - 12/19/2008 at 10:27 PM

Looking back over this thread, it has been a great year for shows with a particularly high number of acts we don't see too often.

My personal favourites were Riders on the Storm at The Forum which was a lot of fun, and Robert Randolph at The Borderline.

Foul Up of the Year has to be turning up for the Sold-out Dr Dog show without a ticket, closely followed by almost missing Little Feat due to a mental calendar malfunction!

Villain of the year - No question. Step forward Forrest Richard Betts. How he could tour "Europe" without at least one UK show is a mystery. Of course, he has a chance to redeem himself next year.............!

As ever, it has been a pleasure to meet up with Jim Rudge, Geordielad, Scotia Dave, Harvey, Hippy 69 et al.

My stock of tickets is empty now but for Joe Bonamassa at the Albert Hall but I'm sure we will be recovening somewhere sometime soon for something special!

Happy Christmas to all and a "Best Seats in the House" 2009!








[Edited on 12/19/2008 by Shavian]


Brock - 12/20/2008 at 05:13 PM

^


DerekFromCincinnati - 12/23/2008 at 10:40 PM

Yo UK Peeps! The fabulous Wilders are a rocking bluegrass and old school honky tonk country band from Kansas City who are an instant party. These guys know how to bring it and have fun, and Betse Ellis is a hell of a fiddler. They get the most standing ovations of anyone when they play Merlefest, and now they are coming your way in january. below;

www.wilderscountry.com will touring the UK in January:

Fri Jan 16: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
Sat Jan 17: The Warehouse, Lossiemouth
Sun Jan 18: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Mon Jan 19: Tin Hut Sessions, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Thu Jan 22: The Sage Theatre, Gateshead (with Kathy Mattea and band)
Fri Jan 23: The Musician, Leicester
Sat Jan 24: Tingewick Village Hall, Buckinghamshire
Sun Jan 25: The Luminaire, London (with The Hot Seats)
Mon Jan 26: Maverick @ Zebra Bar, Maidstone
Tue Jan 27: The Ropewalk, Barton-on-Humber


DerekFromCincinnati - 1/6/2009 at 08:25 PM

quote:
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_141851.asp


Bluegrass Musical From North Georgia Travels To The Land Of The Bard

January 4, 2009

Fragile Theatre Productions of Bristol U.K. will be staging the two-act bluegrass musical Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera on Feb. 14-18 at the Redgrave Theatre in Bristol United Kingdom.

The musical was written by Thomas Brown and David Crawford, both of Whitfield County.

Once described by a reviewer as "a cross between the Twilight Zone and Hee Haw on acid,” it was first performed in its full length version in February, 2005 at the Dalton Little Theatre.

Set in an unnamed region of the south, the two act musical combines bluegrass music with down home humor and social commentary. Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera explores the lives of its residents in the aftermath of the death of their beloved land lady Fat Shirley. The Bristol U.K. theatre group, Fragile Theatre Productions, first became aware of the show through the musical’s web page on MySpace. Fat Shirley’s was staged in Bristol at the Alma Tavern Theatre in 2008. With sell out audiences during the second week’s run, Fragile Theatre Productions decided to “take it on the road”, with subsequent productions at the Bath Theatre Festival and in London.

Fat Shirley’s co-creator Tom Brown said of the show’s success in Britain, “I bet William Shakespeare is turning in his grave like a gyroscope, and I am somewhat surprised that the British like our brand of Southern humor. With song titles such as “She’s My Cousin She’s My Wife,” “Hickies,” and Will There Be Trailer Parks In Glory Land,” it did make us wonder if the laughs would transfer to a different part of the world.”



DerekFromCincinnati - 1/11/2009 at 01:46 AM

quote:
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2480569.0.Celtic_Connectio ns_tickets_selling_well.php


Celtic Connections tickets selling wellPHIL MILLER, Arts Correspondent January 10 2009
CELTIC Connections, the annual traditional, folk and roots music festival held in Glasgow, appears to be bucking the effects of the credit crunch and is selling tickets as swiftly as it did last year, its most successful to date.

Ticket sales at the festival are currently in line with those of this time last year, when the festival was estimated to have added £7.9m to the Scottish economy.

Several shows are sold out and many others have limited availability, a spokeswoman said last night.

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Bookings from Australia, Africa and Asia have also increased, she said.

The festival added an extra date for Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns after the singer's first concert sold out.

Other sold-out events include Nanci Griffith, The Wilders, Mary Gauthier, Saint Andrew and the Rare Wee Helps, and A Highland Fiddler featuring Bruce MacGregor, Duncan Chisholm and Iain MacFarlane.

Auld Lang Syne at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Jerry Douglas Band at the Old Fruitmarket have only standing tickets left, and all dancing tickets for the Homecoming Scotland All-Star Ceilidh have sold out.

Other shows, including Dougie MacLean, Karine Polwart and Flight of the Arctic Tern, have limited availability.

Celtic Connections is collaborating with Homecoming Scotland 2009 to stage a number of events to celebrate Robert Burns's 250th anniversary, which falls on the middle weekend of the festival.

On Burns Night itself, the festival will pay tribute to Scotland's national Bard with a Jamaican Burns Night featuring Sly & Robbie at the Old Fruitmarket, and the Homecoming Scotland Suite at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.




DerekFromCincinnati - 1/12/2009 at 01:48 AM

quote:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/art icle5467286.ece


The Sunday Times

January 11, 2009

How society has lost its voice

The writer Roger Scruton on the dying art of singing, and how music really is the food of love

In the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, from where I have just returned, you cannot go to a party or church service without encountering the songs of the region, some of them dating from the civil war, some from the first settlements of the Irish and Scots, some composed yesterday for the use of the local bluegrass bands. People sing in two- or three-part harmony, and they accompany themselves on banjo, bass and guitar, to which they have added the Celtic fiddle, the Spanish mandolin and the Dobro guitar, held flat and played with a Hawaiian slide. I am reminded of the England in which I grew up, where music-making was woven into the fabric of everyday life — hymns in school assembly, choir in church, carol-singing at Christmas and in every other living room an upright piano.

Music is no longer something you produce. It is something you consume. And it is available everywhere, for free, without effort, in a thousand varieties. Why trouble to sing when you can get a far better noise by pressing a button? As for those difficult skills that were once required to get a household through a winter evening — piano-playing, part-singing, chamber music — these now fall on the wrong side of a new class divide: the divide created by digital technology, between those who merely use it, and those who depend upon it like an umbilical cord.

I doubt that this change is reversible. But it leaves us with a serious gap in our social repertoire. Singing is one of the few proven ways in which people can be “of one voice”. In singing together our differences dissolve, and for a blissful moment we are relieved of the strenuous need to be ourselves. All communities make room for these moments of unison, in which people surrender the desire for attention and join the chorus. In our society, however, these moments are increasingly rare. They occur in a disjointed form at football matches. And they occur between adults in private, in the specialised culture of the competition choir. But they are no longer a part of daily life, as they were in my childhood and still are in rural Virginia.

As singing declines, so too does whistling. Whistling was an essential accomplishment at my school in the 1960s — proof of both musical sense and masculine prowess. In those days every building site was alive with it, and our postman could be heard from 100 yards away as he whistled down the street. The songs of our parents — Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin — were addressed to an eager singing and whistling public. They emphasised the melodic line over the rhythmic foundation, and set words whose charm and decency enabled you to sing them anywhere without embarrassment. The jazz standards gave way to the more rhythm-centred idioms of pop; but still melody and word-setting remained paramount. A song like the Beatles’ She Loves You — with its modulating tune and exuberant words — still belongs in the old song-book tradition, and could be sung by any musical person, accompanied on whatever instrument was to hand.

Since then popular music has changed in response to the new way of consuming it. Melodies are truncated, often involving long strings of repeated notes, as in Ooh La by the Kooks, or Wonderwall by Oasis. To sing these melodies you must get on the podium at karaoke night and plug in to the instrumental backing. Otherwise the tune goes dry in your mouth, like ashes. In heavy metal this feature is emphasised, as the performers croak their words over a violent pulse from the drum kit. Heavy metal is the extreme case: it is music that has lost its voice. But even in Wonderwall, in which Noel Gallagher attempts a tune that could be public property, like La donna e mobile or Summertime, the voice is thin and the melody, deprived of its backing, without real life of its own.

The new media, which were supposed to put people in closer contact with each other, have in fact increased the distance between them. Music is going the way of meals, drinks and sex, all of which are ceasing to be occasions for bonding and becoming sources of solitary addiction instead. Humanity is being divided in two by its own inventions. On the one side are the IT-savvy nerds, who do not relate to each other directly, but have mastered all the ways of achieving satisfaction from digital substitutes. On the other side are the savages, as Aldous Huxley might have called them, who sit down to meals with their families, and who drink and sing madrigals with their friends like Samuel Pepys. And the two classes are increasingly estranged from each other, since the moments in which they might have united, as people unite through singing, no longer exist.



JimRudge - 1/12/2009 at 01:58 PM

quote:

On Burns Night itself, the festival will pay tribute to Scotland's national Bard with a Jamaican Burns Night featuring Sly & Robbie at the Old Fruitmarket, .


Now that's a Burns Night I wish i was back in dear old Glesga Toon for! Reggae'n'Rabbie, Malt'n'marijuana!


alans - 1/13/2009 at 12:28 AM

Now that's a Burns Night I wish i was back in dear old Glesga Toon for! Reggae'n'Rabbie, Malt'n'marijuana!
_________________

Burns and Bucky Jimbo



manitou - 1/14/2009 at 11:18 AM

Matt Schofield (brilliant blues guitar player) plays 100 club in London. Being recorded by the BBC.
March 26th Got tickets today.


scotiadave - 1/14/2009 at 11:53 AM

quote:
Matt Schofield (brilliant blues guitar player) plays 100 club in London. Being recorded by the BBC.
March 26th Got tickets today.


damnit! gonna miss this one - will still be stateside


harvey - 1/14/2009 at 01:15 PM

March 26th? ... that date has a familiar ring


manitou - 1/14/2009 at 01:33 PM

Yeah, I'll be wearing my 40th anniversary t-shirt!
(We're in NYC the first week)


harvey - 1/14/2009 at 02:14 PM

quote:
Yeah, I'll be wearing my 40th anniversary t-shirt!
(We're in NYC the first week)


Yeah ... I noticed that Al ... me, Jim, Martyn, Gordon and Barry are all there for the second weekend.

I hope the 100 Club doesn't sell out before then because I would like to see Matt again, but don't want to commit until I survive the Beacon trip ... I have certain health issues and I think my medication regime may take a hit in NYC (LOL)


JimRudge - 1/14/2009 at 04:32 PM

Sorry, but if I headed out to London for a gig 3 days after arriving back from NYC, my bags would be outside the door when I came back!


manitou - 1/14/2009 at 05:14 PM

Matt knows our obsession with the ABB He played a Jessica tease once when we saw him!


Shavian - 1/14/2009 at 08:22 PM

I've spotted him wearing an ABB t-shirt pre-show!

I'll be there. We can bore everyone with our NY holiday snaps!

This will the first time I've seen them as a four-piece and with new drummer.

Colin - Here's a couple for you! I might go to Maidenhead next week.

Friday, 23/01/2009, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, Berks 01628 788997.
http://nordenfarm.org/?nfs=bzaGwUyK5w&tmpl=event&e_id=5842&es_d spl=1&es_title=next%20week&es_str=2009-01-18

Friday, 26/06/2009, The Corn Exchange & New Greenham Arts, Market Place, Newbury, Berks .





[Edited on 1/14/2009 by Shavian]


scotiadave - 1/15/2009 at 05:43 PM


can't beleve this!

London Astoria closes

(Thursday January 15, 2009 04:14 PM)

The London Astoria closed its doors for the final time last night, as developers prepare to demolish the historic venue.

The iconic Charing Cross landmark has been forced to shut in order to make way for a new railway station, which is part of the Crossrail project.

Last night a series of acts said goodbye to the building, following in the footsteps of some of rock and pop's biggest names.

David Bowie, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, U2, Oasis, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys are amongst the bands to have appeared at the venue in the last 30 years.

The Astoria hosted a "Destruction Ball" on Wednesday, featuring Mystery Jets, The Automatic, VV Brown, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and raising money for Love Music Hate Racism.

Babyshambles member Drew McConnell also appeared, playing with his side-project Helsinki, and expressed his disappointment to the crowd at the news.

"I can't believe they're gonna knock this place down. Boris Johnson…what a c**t", he told fans, before leading them through an obscene chant about the London Mayor.

The final show in the venue's accompanying hall, Astoria 2, takes place tonight, before the entire building is demolished this weekend.


Shavian - 1/15/2009 at 06:24 PM

I'm sorry to see a music venue close but, on my one visit, I thought the Astoria was a dump.

Two others are rumoured to be at risk. Mean Fiddler? 100 Club? Borderline?


harvey - 1/15/2009 at 08:21 PM

quote:
I'm sorry to see a music venue close but, on my one visit, I thought the Astoria was a dump.


I agree with you there Gordon ... I am so glad dTb are playing Shepherd's Bush Empire ... hopefully Gov't Mule will follow suit ... perhaps the Apollo would be better for them ...

quote:
Two others are rumoured to be at risk. Mean Fiddler? 100 Club? Borderline?


From Dave's Post: ... "The final show in the venue's accompanying hall, Astoria 2, takes place tonight, before the entire building is demolished this weekend." ... Astoria 2 = Mean Fiddler so that is definitely going, and seeing as how Borderline is adjacent it must be going too.


harvey - 1/15/2009 at 08:23 PM

quote:
Colin - Here's a couple for you! I might go to Maidenhead next week.

Friday, 23/01/2009, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, Berks 01628 788997.
http://nordenfarm.org/?nfs=bzaGwUyK5w&tmpl=event&e_id=5842&es_d spl=1&es_title=next%20week&es_str=2009-01-18

Friday, 26/06/2009, The Corn Exchange & New Greenham Arts, Market Place, Newbury, Berks .



Thanks for that Gordon ... I might do Maidenhead too ...


scotiadave - 1/20/2009 at 09:46 AM

Any of you fine fellows in Euroland recieve your pre-ordered DTB "already free" yet?


hippy69 - 1/20/2009 at 02:14 PM

quote:
seeing as how Borderline is adjacent it must be going too.



Nah. The borderline is nearly two blocks away and if the development was going that far they'd be knocking down the FA head quarters too. The other venue referred to is probably the Sin Night Club that closed on Saturday. Then again if that was taken into consideration then the only 2 other venues close enough to the station expansion and entertain below street level is The Metro and The Dominion.


PeachyHeidi - 1/20/2009 at 02:24 PM

Hmmmm...with a lower english pound, and a consertrcall in england...DTB sounds fun. Whoe's thinking about going where?


harvey - 1/20/2009 at 03:27 PM

harvey / JimRudge / alans / shavian / scotiadave / hippy69 / + friends will be going to the London gig on Wednesday 22nd April ... if you fancy that one we would be pleased to see you ... we all have tickets for the level 1 balcony which is reserved seating ... downstairs is general admission and standing if you prefer that ... tickets available here ...

http://www.derektrucks.com/event/2009/04/21/london-gb-42209-shephards-bush- empire


hippy69 - 1/20/2009 at 06:16 PM

quote:
harvey / JimRudge / alans / shavian / scotiadave / hippy69 / + friends will be going to the London gig on Wednesday 22nd April ... if you fancy that one we would be pleased to see you ... we all have tickets for the level 1 balcony which is reserved seating ... downstairs is general admission and standing if you prefer that ... tickets available here ...


Hold up. I haven't bought my ticket yet unless one of you guys got one for me. To be honest this was the first I've heard of the show. I know I'm normally a little more hardcore, but I will admit I do fancy sitting down for this one.


hippy69 - 1/20/2009 at 06:23 PM

quote:
quote:
harvey / JimRudge / alans / shavian / scotiadave / hippy69 / + friends will be going to the London gig on Wednesday 22nd April ... if you fancy that one we would be pleased to see you ... we all have tickets for the level 1 balcony which is reserved seating ... downstairs is general admission and standing if you prefer that ... tickets available here ...


Hold up. I haven't bought my ticket yet unless one of you guys got one for me. To be honest this was the first I've heard of the show. I know I'm normally a little more hardcore, but I will admit I do fancy sitting down for this one.


Just had a thought. If you let me know where you guys are sitting I see if I can sit close (and don't say "on the roof" Jim) as I reckon I'll be on my own for this one. I'll get mine from the box office in the next couple of days so should be able to choose a seat.


harvey - 1/20/2009 at 08:02 PM

Sorry Barry ... thought you already had a ticket to this gig ... we are all across the front row of the Level 1 balcony


alans - 1/20/2009 at 09:21 PM

Any of you fine fellows in Euroland recieve your pre-ordered DTB "already free" yet?
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Nope and I don't have the 2008 Instant Lives I ordered yet either



JimRudge - 1/20/2009 at 10:58 PM

quote:
[ If you let me know where you guys are sitting I see if I can sit close (and don't say "on the roof" Jim)
Just thought you might like to get a bit "higher", Barry!!

By the way I'm in soapy bubble over this one - I rushed in to booking the tix and B&B for Alan and I without cottoning on it's my wedding anni! (Not that that would have stopped me ) She's very understanding and she goes out Wednesdays!

Here's a thought - why don't we have a picnic in Kew Gardens or Hyde Park (other suggestions welcome) some Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the summer with our other halves? Just thought that London is perhaps the most easliy accessible by public transport for most of us.


manitou - 1/20/2009 at 11:35 PM

H2He and my good self will be in attendance at the DTB gig.



Sitting just behind you lot!


hippy69 - 1/21/2009 at 02:50 PM

quote:
Here's a thought - why don't we have a picnic in Kew Gardens or Hyde Park (other suggestions welcome) some Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the summer with our other halves? Just thought that London is perhaps the most easliy accessible by public transport for most of us.


Do we have to have another half? I might be able to find one by the summer. Speaking of which, I recall an ex always used to refer to manitou as "The guy with the hot lady".

Right just went up the road and got my DTB ticket. I'm Level 1 Centre Row: B Seat: 19. So of all you front row boys - whose chair am I gonna be kicking the back of.


JimRudge - 1/21/2009 at 03:33 PM

Barry,
Just meant it as an informal gathering open to all to bring partners/friends if they wanted to, not as a prerequisite! Singletons welcome. Don't bring that lass from Aberdeen that was at Gregg's gig though, or I might get myself in trouble with the missus!

[Edited on 21/1/2009 by JimRudge]


harvey - 1/21/2009 at 03:45 PM

quote:
quote:
Here's a thought - why don't we have a picnic in Kew Gardens or Hyde Park (other suggestions welcome) some Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the summer with our other halves? Just thought that London is perhaps the most easliy accessible by public transport for most of us.


Do we have to have another half? I might be able to find one by the summer. Speaking of which, I recall an ex always used to refer to manitou as "The guy with the hot lady".

Right just went up the road and got my DTB ticket. I'm Level 1 Centre Row: B Seat: 19. So of all you front row boys - whose chair am I gonna be kicking the back of.


Barry ... you will be directly behind "scotiadave" ... and just to the side of me ... I have the first seat on the side arm


Shavian - 1/21/2009 at 06:23 PM

Jim - You're only suggesting a summer picnic to get you out of missing your wedding anniversary!

Sounds like a cool idea. Kew Gardens would suit me fine, but it's not very central. I remember many, many years ago I was down from Glasgow staying with my then future brother-in-law in Kew. There used to be a music venue called The Kew Boathouse and I saw the Albion Country Band (or whatever Ashley Hutchings was calling himself at the time!).

I digress.

Johnny Winter at SBE on Sat 23 May. I won't be going - I left early last time.............








[Edited on 1/21/2009 by Shavian]


harvey - 1/21/2009 at 07:41 PM

quote:

Johnny Winter at SBE on Sat 23 May. I won't be going - I left early last time.............



Just like London buses ... they all come at once ... Jim and I are going to see EC @ RAH the night before ... unlikely I will do two nights in a row ... unless the missus happens to be visiting her Mother ... Hmmm ... must check the diary


JimRudge - 1/28/2009 at 09:34 AM

Anyone heard any rumours about Springsteen UK dates? His site shows US & European tour dates, but no UK dates. However there's a gap the last two weeks in June, which happens to include the Glastonbury weekend, where he's been rumoured for. So it would make sense for some other UK dates around that time if that's true. Anyone heard any other rumours for the UK?


hippy69 - 2/12/2009 at 02:42 PM

So is anyone going to see Bruce Sprinsteen in London's Hyde Park on 28th June? Tix went on sale for those registered to livenation.co.uk today and the general sale is tomorrow at 9am.


geordielad - 2/12/2009 at 08:07 PM

I'd love to Barry but I've been boycotting TM since their pathetic performance re Springsteens' (Wonderful) shows last year. No access to a pc at 9am anyway...... or my resolve might have cracked. If Livenation or ticketweb or whoever have any left tomorrow night I'll have a look but I imagine this will sell out quickly. Wonder how much tix will be as they started at £55 last year for Bruce alone and Hyde Park Calling has a large bill usually. Not like Bruce to play a show like that.


Shavian - 2/12/2009 at 09:40 PM

Only confirmed are Springsteen and Dave Matthews Band.


JimRudge - 2/23/2009 at 06:55 PM

Springsteen just officially announced for Glastonbury, hopefully some "warm-up" UK dates will be announced so we can get full shows, not festival shows.

[Edited on 23/2/2009 by JimRudge]


JimRudge - 2/26/2009 at 07:21 PM

Crosby Stills & Nash: 1st July @ RAH. Presale: http://www.seetickets.com/bookingsdirect/bookings%20direct.asp?show=crosby+ stills&filler2=CROSBYSTILLS

Little Feat: Liverpool, Oxford, Glasgow 9/10/11 May http://www.seetickets.com/see/event.asp?e%7Cartist=LITTLE+FEAT&n|artist =null&resultsperpage=20&filler1=see&filler3=id1week&orderby =date

Why now when I need the dosh for the Beacon!!!!????


Shavian - 2/26/2009 at 08:16 PM

I would have loved to have seen Van Morrsion doing Astral Weeks at the RAH but the prices were just silly - £50-200.

I expect CSN to be the same.




harvey - 2/27/2009 at 12:09 AM

Fortunately I saw CSN last time over in UK (2005?) and although I would happily see them again I am not going to pay extortionate prices for a Wed night at the RAH ... especially just a couple of days after BB King's gig at Wembley ... if they had NY in tow this time around it would have been different ... but I have such a wonderful memory of the last CSN gig in my head that I don't want to risk spoiling it ... if that makes sense? ... if it doesn't then blame it on the Gin


JimRudge - 2/27/2009 at 08:24 PM

Would love to been able to go toCSN, but with 3 London overnights already booked for DTB, Clapton & Skynyrd and a £80 ticket price and the merch tables at the HTN party and Beacon to support, I couldn't afford it! Hoping that Little Feat at Oxford won't sell out before I come back from the Beacon - that'll be a great venue to see them.


harvey - 2/27/2009 at 08:28 PM

Hi Jim ... got your email ... sorry to hear about Kaz's Mother ... sincerely hope it doesn't impact on your trip to the Beacon ... I'll write over the weekend ... CHEERS


ABBDutchFan - 2/27/2009 at 08:45 PM

quote:
Springsteen just officially announced for Glastonbury, hopefully some "warm-up" UK dates will be announced so we can get full shows, not festival shows.

[Edited on 23/2/2009 by JimRudge]


Bruce Springsteen doesn't perform at festivals that often. Besides Glastonbury he is scheduled for the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands. It's the 40th edition of the festival
(the oldest running open air festival in Europe) and Bruce is the special anniversary treat.
The official press release stated that he would perform with the E Street Band and do a full 2 1/2 to 3 hours show so who knows....may Glastonbury as well


geordielad - 2/28/2009 at 11:44 AM

Rumour on Planet Rock that Neil Young to be announced for the first night of Hard Rock Calling. Missed out on Springsteen tix as it sold out in 1 hour but should have a better chance for Neil if it happens.


Shavian - 3/11/2009 at 07:06 PM

Little Feat back at Indig02 (already!) on Friday 8 May. Same week as Joe Bonamassa at RAH.

Tix booked (ground floor this time, although the Kings Row VIP section at only £5 more is the value buy).

Looking good for first half of the year with Beacon, Matt Schofield, DTB, JB and LF booked.



geordielad - 3/12/2009 at 10:46 PM

Neil Young onsale tomorrow at 9am.


hippy69 - 3/16/2009 at 02:09 PM

If anyone is still in London on Wednesday (18th March) my band The Snakeoil Rattlers will be playing a free gig at the Sapphire Lounge (99 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0RP ,Tel: (020) 7828 4913) as part of the Hidden Away music night. Starts about 8.30pm I think.


Shavian - 4/1/2009 at 06:57 PM

Here's a goody!!

Sonny Landreth - Borderline - 12 May- £15.

I've got Bonamassa, Little Feat and Landreth in the space of a week!


manitou - 4/1/2009 at 07:55 PM

mmm that sounds good! See you at the bar


Shavian - 4/1/2009 at 08:06 PM

We usually meet up at the Pillars of Hercules, a pub in Greek Street before Borderline shows.

The Bordeline is just through the white-painted alley in the photo.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/1484/Pillars_of_Hercules/Soho


manitou - 4/1/2009 at 09:55 PM

Used to work in Soho Sq back in the day..Always thought the Pillars was a gay pub ;-)


harvey - 4/1/2009 at 11:16 PM

Nah ... the gay bar is Molly Mogs in Charing Cross Road around the corner where all the Dead Heads meet up

I have sounded out Martyn and Jim to see if they are up for this one ... definitely fancy it myself


harvey - 4/2/2009 at 07:46 AM

^


hippy69 - 4/2/2009 at 12:58 PM

I've put it in my calendar. I'll see what the cash flow is like nearer to the time as I've already got Skinny Molly, The Black Crowes and Lynyrd Skynyrd that month.

If anyone's interested, my band The Snakeoil Rattlers are playing on Sunday (5th April) at Siim Jim's Liquor store in Upper Street in Angel. We're on at 9pm.


geordielad - 4/5/2009 at 10:09 PM

I'm in for Sonny Landreth. Just got back from a weekend in civilisation Barry or I would have turned out for your Islington gig. Just walked in the door. I'll catch those Snakeoil Rattlers one of these fine days!


hippy69 - 4/7/2009 at 01:29 PM

quote:
I'll catch those Snakeoil Rattlers one of these fine days!


We're not breaking up any time soon and will be back soon with a bigger line-up and maybe beef up the sound a bit. There's talk of us getting back into the studio again too.

The Band of Heathens are playing the Borderline on Wed 3 Jun. Super Deadhead Michael lent me one of their bootlegs the other week and I can't stop playing it. It's more Americana than jamband, but there's lots of slide and cool songs. I guess it you'd like ABB to play Midnight Rider all night you'd like this band.


claretkid - 4/7/2009 at 02:48 PM

quote:
The Band of Heathens are playing the Borderline on Wed 3 Jun. Super Deadhead Michael lent me one of their bootlegs the other week and I can't stop playing it. It's more Americana than jamband, but there's lots of slide and cool songs. I guess it you'd like ABB to play Midnight Rider all night you'd like this band.


The Band Of Heathens play Nottingham on June 1st, and i will definitely be there. They have a couple of live albums out, and one studio effort that was released in the UK last year. Excellent band, a bit country, a bit Bluesy, a bit folky, very American. Their second live album, is a cd/dvd set, and is well worth picking up. They have three talented singer/songwriters in the band, and apparently have a new studio album out this summer. I'd highly recommend catching them this Summer.


Shavian - 4/25/2009 at 08:20 AM

Jack Bruce. Robin Trower and Gary Husband at the Shepherds Bush Empire Wed 5 Aug (£30, £27.50 Standing). Also, Glasgow O2 Academy Thu 6 August.

Lucinda Williams at the SBE Mon 27 July (£25).

Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes - SBE Fri 20 Nov (£25, £22.50 Standing). Also rest of UK (Jim - You will be up for 17 Nov at Frome!!!).



[Edited on 4/25/2009 by Shavian]


manitou - 4/25/2009 at 09:40 AM

I'll be a sonny landreth. look our for the old bloke with a nikon D70


Rasc - 4/30/2009 at 09:37 PM

I'll be there as well.....and I'll be here:

Susan Tedeschi - 100 Club Thurs 30th July


scotiadave - 5/1/2009 at 02:31 PM

quote:
I'll be there as well.....and I'll be here:

Susan Tedeschi - 100 Club Thurs 30th July


thanks for heads up got my tix too, see you there

"we got tickets" says there's only 18 left, so get em quick if you wan'em !


manitou - 5/1/2009 at 03:45 PM

H2He and me will be there too. got my tickets today


Shavian - 5/1/2009 at 05:28 PM

I'm in!

£15 - bargain!


geordielad - 5/1/2009 at 05:50 PM

I'm in also.........Jeez, you wouldn't want to be writing that booking ref. down after a few beers!


harvey - 5/1/2009 at 06:09 PM

Me too ... so where is the nearest alehouse for a pre-show drinky


JimRudge - 5/1/2009 at 06:24 PM

There's plenty of room in her schedule for more dates, so I'm holding off in the hope of a date over my way - plenty of venues in Bristol that would suit.

If memory serves, it's not that far along Oxford Street from Tottenham Court Road, so the Pillars is in easy reach.

[Edited on 1/5/2009 by JimRudge]


alans - 5/1/2009 at 06:34 PM

Love Susan, especially her last two albums. I could be tempted but I think I'll wait and see iif something closer to home pops up


geordielad - 5/1/2009 at 06:39 PM

quote:
Me too ... so where is the nearest alehouse for a pre-show drinky


Alreet Colin? I suggest Ben Crouches Tavern on Wells St just off Oxford St. Walking from Oxford St tube 1st turn on the left after HMV.


manitou - 5/1/2009 at 07:24 PM

The Black Horse in Rathbone Place which is between tottenham court road tube and the 100 club.
Not a bad boozer frequented by Thin Lizzy back in the day!


geordielad - 5/1/2009 at 07:31 PM

quote:
The Black Horse in Rathbone Place which is between tottenham court road tube and the 100 club.
Not a bad boozer frequented by Thin Lizzy back in the day!


Northerners always have the scoop on a good pub


harvey - 5/4/2009 at 10:28 AM

I'm "alreet" Keith, thanks, hope you are too.

Thanks for the suggestions Keith & Al ... either of those establishments sound good to me ... guess we can make a decision closer to the day ...

Joe Bonamassa at RAH tonight ... Janet and I will be in the Queens Arms in Queens Gate Mews from 5-30 or so if anyone is around ... I know Gordon & Philippa are going ... not sure about anyone else ...


Shavian - 5/4/2009 at 11:12 AM

Philippa has a crisis with her mum, so it's just me.

If anyone would like to go, text me on 07962 591871.


ABBDutchFan - 5/4/2009 at 12:34 PM

All the lads and lasses in the UK: have a great evening with Joe at the RAH !!!

I saw him this weekend at the Moulin Blues Festival in the Netherlands were he debuted
the RAH show with his new expanded band. Sort of a "dress rehearsal" I want to keep my opinion regarding that show for myself for the time being and maybe i can join in the discussions regarding your thoughts about the show in the coming days. That way you're not subjected to "spoilers" and the fact that i thought that the show was a big ******censored****** .


harvey - 5/4/2009 at 11:03 PM

Just back from the show ... excellent gig ... Joe was on top of his game and used his additional musicians to good effect ... glad he didn't have them on every song though.

Highlight of the night was Eric Clapton sitting in for a stellar "Further On Up The Road" ... Joe and Eric duetting on guitar was out of this world!!!


Shavian - 5/4/2009 at 11:26 PM

EC is stalking me!!!!

Good to see Paul Jones too.

Some of it was too loud and riffy and a bit "ho-hum" but there is no doubt Joe can put on a show. Derek Trucks he ain't! 2 hrs 20 mins too with little/ no delays between songs (ABB please note!).

Preferred the blues numbers to the loud and heavy stuff. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.




Shavian - 5/5/2009 at 06:06 AM

Just for you, Colin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DydslPSlyaE



ABBDutchFan - 5/5/2009 at 09:02 AM

Glad you liked the show. Cool Clapton showed up. Last weekend i was slightly "turned of" by a Joe Divamasa performance that was technically impressive but was on auto-pilot and was way too loud and egocentric. His slighty arrogant appearance went up a notch since the last time i saw him. I think is biggest concern on stage is keeping his sunglasses on and his hair in order. The 3 piece horn section was brought on stage for only a few songs and were hardly put to use. Only one short sax solo during the encore. I hardly ever disagree on anything with Harvey but i thought the second drummer was completely pointless. A rockdrummer and a jazzdrummer and /or latin percussionist make sense but 2 identical drummers bashing away made the performance lose the last drops of subtility. The current shows were kinda announced as being more blues and less rock. Being more subtle. Well none of that.

At the festival i already started hearing rumours about his backstage diva antics and that he was driving the organizers of the festival crazy. After reading the blog of the festival MC and the newspaper report with quotes from one of the organizers i came to the conclusion that at the moment "i have completely have had it with Joe Bonamasa". Maybe this will change the next time i see him at the BRBF Peer Festival. But i hardly doubt it. On the same stage there will be Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Derek Trucks and Steve Winwood who can hopefully show him a lesson in being humble and bring Joe back to earth.

Joe showed up with a 22 person crew and the managment commanded 22 hotel rooms. Much more than the usual artists and plenty of big names from the world of the blueas played at the festival. For the first time in the 24 year history of the festival the headliner of day 1 ordered a sound check with a massive backline including 2 drumsets and after the soundcheck demanded that everything would be left untouched so that all other bands that day were "robbed" of 2/5 of the room on stage. That even didn't happen when BB King played many moons ago with his entire orchestra. Joe didn't wanted anybody to announce him either. During the soundcheck he saw somebody taking a picture (turned out to be the MC) and demanded it to stop. He demanded that nobody would be allowed on stage while he or anybody from his camp would be present. Not even the organizers were allowed on their own stage!! At that moment one of the organizers completely had it with Joe and told him it was their stage and the new rule would not be applied. Maybe hence the rather lacklustre performance lacking passion and subtillity. Kept the last detail for here: UPON ARRIVAL JOE BONAMASA DEMANDED THAT HE AND HIS 22 PEOPLE CREW WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BE TOUCHED. NO HANDSHAKES, PADS ON THE SHOULDER. NO TOUCHING OR HUMAN CONTACT AT ALL. Left the good folks of the festival dumbstruck. No explanation was given but organisers suspected it to be "Swine Flue Paranoia".

Fortunally the rest of the festival saw excellent performances and humble musicians that were often busy setting up or removing their own equipment. James Hunter, Chris Bergson Band and Watermelon Slim Band were impressive. On the second day the concert
of Jason Ricci and New Blood turned out to be the festival highlight for most people and the press. A show that will be remembered "i was there that day that Jason came, saw and conquered". Simply brilliant. And the guitarplayer actually blew Joe from the stage.
A few years ago we came to know Joe Bonamasa that way too but he turned into an arrogant twat that doesn't fit the world of the blues.

Rant over.


JimRudge - 5/6/2009 at 08:40 AM

quote:

Some of it was too loud and riffy and a bit "ho-hum" but there is no doubt Joe can put on a show.
Preferred the blues numbers to the loud and heavy stuff. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.


That's what I thought when I saw him in Bristol last year, good but not good enough to warrant a midweek London trip this time around


JimRudge - 5/6/2009 at 08:56 AM

Any Pearl Jam fans amongst our British peach-heads? August 18 (Tuesday evening) at the 02 arena. Too rare a gig to miss for me.


Shavian - 5/9/2009 at 08:20 AM

Was at the Little Feat Show at the Indig02 too last night.

Thought it was much better than last time. No annoying Shawn Murphy vocals, more rock 'n roll playing.

Fed Tackett kept his horn hidden until a brief flash during the encore!





[Edited on 5/9/2009 by Shavian]


Shavian - 5/11/2009 at 12:27 PM

Matt Schofield is supporting Susan Tedeschi at the 100 Club! Hope you have your tickets already. This will be excellent!

He is also on the Paul Jones Show on June 15, BBC Radio2 1900-2000 (or listen again on the BBC web site for up to a week later).

PoH before Sonny tomorrow, anyone? I see it is Sold Out and another date
added (for second helpings if you are so minded!) on Sunday 17, Borderilne again.







[Edited on 5/11/2009 by Shavian]


manitou - 5/11/2009 at 12:30 PM

Another Nugene records newsletter eh?
I've got my tickets. See you down the front Gordon


geordielad - 5/11/2009 at 05:44 PM

Not too sure if I'll make it to the Pillars Gordon. Got a health and safety course (don't start me on H+S) out at Heathrow this week and not sure what time I'll get home. Definately be at the gig tho'


harvey - 5/12/2009 at 06:17 PM

In case anyone wants to see Eric Clapton @ RAH - Ian (jimmysdragonsuit) has a spare for this coming Saturday - opening night - Row 8 on the floor ...


HtoHe - 5/13/2009 at 05:37 AM

Really enjoyed the Sonny Landreth gig last night - stood right in front of his guitar amp so I can't hear too much today.
Thanks to Shavian for flagging this one up - I'd not come across this guy before but I think further investigation is in order.


manitou - 5/13/2009 at 06:35 AM

PARDON? YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP!!

Yeah it was good ..ears still ringing this morning


manitou - 5/13/2009 at 07:34 AM

Have added a couple of photos of Sonny Landreth from last night gig. Borderline has minimal lighting so its difficult o get any decent pics!
see them here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaconrun/

Nice to see a few familiar faces last night too.


hippy69 - 5/13/2009 at 01:08 PM

quote:
Have added a couple of photos of Sonny Landreth from last night gig. Borderline has minimal lighting so its difficult o get any decent pics!
see them here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaconrun/


One thing about Manitou is, he sure knows how to take a good photograph.


manitou - 5/13/2009 at 04:05 PM

cheers mate


geordielad - 5/15/2009 at 05:44 PM

Just remembered about Wishbone Ash at the Empire tomorrow night. Anybody else going?


manitou - 5/15/2009 at 05:49 PM

with two different versions its more like Wishbone ish..
Will be at the Brixton Academy to see the Black Crowes though but on sunday


HtoHe - 5/17/2009 at 09:33 AM

Anyone else going to the Crowes in Brixton?


manitou - 5/18/2009 at 10:15 AM

ah , I see you're back safe from sarf landon


HtoHe - 5/18/2009 at 11:00 AM

All in one piece except for my ears and feet.
Time for a quick forum browse while I update my iTunes with the new Northsyde CD (available at funkyband.com - get your copy now!! - check out their take on WP )

Already got the Matt Schofield 'live' ones in - nice work Rasc! Did you enjoy the Crowes last night?


manitou - 5/18/2009 at 05:47 PM

H2He ...what do you think of the Northsyde CD..lorna's lyrics


HtoHe - 5/19/2009 at 07:54 PM

I'm blushing too much to type!


harvey - 5/22/2009 at 11:27 PM

I just got back home from tonights gig at the Royal Albert Hall ... and the man did not disappoint ... absolutely fantastic gig ... he even changed a few songs in the set from the previous few nights ... including "Three Little Girls" from the album he did with JJ Cale "Road to Escondido" ... set list was as follows:

Electric section 1:
01. Going Down Slow
02. Key To The Highway
03. Old Love
04. Anything For Your Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff

Acoustic section:
06. Three Little Girls
07. Layla
08. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
09. Not Dark Yet
10. Anytime For You
11. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Electric section 2:
12. Badge
13. Little Queen of Spades
14. Before You Accuse Me
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads (encore)

Excellent seats to the right of the stage half way down the auditorium ... probably one of the best positions for the sound ... and good company in the form of Mr Rudge ...


scotiadave - 5/23/2009 at 12:07 AM

quote:
I just got back home from tonights gig at the Royal Albert Hall ... and the man did not disappoint ... absolutely fantastic gig ... he even changed a few songs in the set from the previous few nights ... including "Three Little Girls" from the album he did with JJ Cale "Road to Escondido" ... set list was as follows:

Electric section 1:
01. Going Down Slow
02. Key To The Highway
03. Old Love
04. Anything For Your Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff

Acoustic section:
06. Three Little Girls
07. Layla
08. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
09. Not Dark Yet
10. Anytime For You
11. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Electric section 2:
12. Badge
13. Little Queen of Spades
14. Before You Accuse Me
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads (encore)

Excellent seats to the right of the stage half way down the auditorium ... probably one of the best positions for the sound ... and good company in the form of Mr Rudge ...



Sweet He just needs to substitute "Wonderful tonite" with "Whippin Post " and off he goes like a prom dress


Shavian - 5/23/2009 at 09:46 AM

Yes, but ............did the Allman Brothers show up?!!!!

Is "Three Little Girls" some oneupmanship on Rolf Harris?

Or is it from The Mikado?!!!!




[Edited on 5/23/2009 by Shavian]


manitou - 5/23/2009 at 10:50 AM

Nice to hear a positive revue. The british press, unsurprisingly have been a bit sniffy about Mr Clapton's performance. Probably the lack of costume changes and dancing girls


scotiadave - 5/26/2009 at 10:21 AM


If anyone's heard of them ..... (If you like Neil Young with Crazy Horse you'll like em)

Magnolia Electric Company

Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30 PM
MEAN FIDDLER PRESENTS: Magnolia Electric Co.
at Bush Hall, England - London

at Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton
Thursday, September 3 9:30 PM (9:00 PM doors)

Monday, September 7 at 7:30 PM
MEAN FIDDLER PRESENTS: Magnolia Electric Co.
at ICA, England - London


I've got tickets to the Brighton set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER9Oesk5obk


harvey - 5/26/2009 at 06:41 PM

Just a heads-up for anyone else planning on going to Brixton Academy next Sunday to see Lynyrd Skynyrd ... Victoria Line Underground is closed all weekend ... so the only way to get there is by (infrequent) train or bus ... unless you know somewhere safe in the area to park a car


geordielad - 5/26/2009 at 07:07 PM

Looks like a fortuitous decision by me to go and see Skynyrd in Manchester on Saturday then Colin. Meeting a crowd of fellow Geordies up there so things could get messy!
.......... No jokes about holding a wake for Newcastle United necessary thanks.


harvey - 5/26/2009 at 10:50 PM

quote:
Looks like a fortuitous decision by me to go and see Skynyrd in Manchester on Saturday then Colin. Meeting a crowd of fellow Geordies up there so things could get messy!

.......... No jokes about holding a wake for Newcastle United necessary thanks.


Hey Keith ... remember I am from Norwich ... so relegation jokes are not on my itinerary ...


JimRudge - 5/27/2009 at 11:12 AM

quote:
Just a heads-up for anyone else planning on going to Brixton Academy next Sunday to see Lynyrd Skynyrd ... Victoria Line Underground is closed all weekend ... so the only way to get there is by (infrequent) train or bus ... unless you know somewhere safe in the area to park a car


Train times from Victoria are 21 and 51 past each hour, 7 minute journey. Last train back is 23:06. Or there's the Tube repacement bus service, or Bus Route 2 to Marleybone which goes to Victoria and Marble Arch, or 3 which is Trafalgar Square, Picadilly and Oxford Circus. Barry has recommended Ivan's Retreat, which is turn right as if coming out of Tube Station and just across the road.


Rasc - 5/27/2009 at 12:17 PM

Get the Northern Line to Stockwell, it's a 10 minute walk to the venue.


harvey - 5/28/2009 at 07:51 AM

Thanks for the info ... Stockwell looks like a reasonable alternative ... last tube is at 23-16 though so I will still need to leave the venue by 11pm ... does anyone know if there is a curfew on Sunday night at the Brixton Academy? ... no info on their website.

Jim & Barry ... and anyone else for a pre-show drink ... I will aim to be at "Ivan's Retreat" by about 5pm or so ...


manitou - 5/28/2009 at 09:21 AM

Curfew will be 11pm. At least it was for the Black Crowes.
On the travel front Brixton is served by numerous bus routes


harvey - 5/28/2009 at 12:42 PM

Thanks for the info Al ... 11pm should just about do it ... as long as I am by the exit and ready to run ...

Buses are a last resort for me as I need to get back home to Reading and they take too long to get back into central London ... if I can make that last tube at 11:16 from Stockwell then I should gey home by about 12:45 whereas getting a Bus at the same time from Brixton will add half an hour to the journey ... guess it all depends on how long they jam on Freebird


peach-head - 5/28/2009 at 02:19 PM

Anybody going to make one of the Mott The Hoople gigs set for 1st, 2nd 3rd, 5th & 6th October at the Hammersmith Apollo. Going with a mate to the gig on the 5th.


Shavian - 5/29/2009 at 12:25 PM

Anyway, Philippa and I went to see Cat "Yusuf" Stevens at the Shepherds Bush O2 (yuk!)last night. Not my cup of tea but she had a schoolgirl crush on him and I'd rather see Yusuf than Davy Jones of The Monkees!

It was part of a week-long celebration of Island Records' 50th birthday so there was an early start and a few bands which we missed as O'Neill's beckoned. We got in in time to see Baba Maal - I'm partial to a bit of World Music. As an encore, he and his acoustic guitarist were doing a version of One by U2 (prefer Warren's!) when on from the wings strolls this small, scruffy man."It's Bono", I said. On from stage right comes The Edge with an acoustic.

When all the excitement subsides, I see that Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton are onstage too playing hand drums and bass. They finished One with a loose coda of Bob Marley's One Love and then did another one which wasn't One, if you see what I mean!

It wasn't really a U2 type audience so there was rather less pandemonium than caused by Butch Trucks showing up at a DTB show or, say, Clapton at Joe Bonamassa. We're not U2 fans but agreed that it was quite exciting.

This is truly the year of the guest appearance and I will be seriously disappointed if Messrs Crosby, Hillman, Clark etc do not turn up at Roger McGuinn next month!




[Edited on 5/29/2009 by Shavian]


harvey - 5/29/2009 at 12:27 PM

Sorry Mike ... not me ... never got into Mott The Hoople ... shame your gig is on the Monday otherwise I might have come along for a drink with you ...

see you again somewhere down the road ... maybe the Mule if they come to London???


peach-head - 5/29/2009 at 06:08 PM

Hi Colin, First 3 nights sold out in a shot so had to take a ticket for the Monday show otherwise the meet up at the weekend gigs for a few drinks sounded like a nice idea. As you say, hopefully the Mule can drop into London via Finland.


geordielad - 5/31/2009 at 09:32 AM

Good show from Skynyrd last night. Slightly suprised that they didn't play anything post "Street Survivors"........ Wasn't complaining tho' Enjoy the show tonight chaps.


JimRudge - 6/1/2009 at 10:22 PM

Also posted this in the "New Album from Skynyrd" topic -
Show at London Brixton Academy last night was, for me, a night of nostalgia, not having seen them since Feb 1977, and the set played last night could have been played back then. Glad I went as I love their music, but would have liked to see the current members putting their own personalities into the songs. Medlock played Allen Collins' Freebird solo almost note for note. The 3rd guitarist was a posing waste of space, but the rest of the band kicks ass. Thought something with the backdrop saying "God and Guns World Tour" would have had some of the forthcoming album previewed. As Colin (Harvey) said last night "we've paid our tribute to them by being there", but neither of us will be going back.

On now to Band of Heathens at Bristol on Thursday.....


harvey - 6/2/2009 at 07:56 AM

Pretty much sums it up Jim ... glad I went ... had a great evening ... and the company wasn't too shoddy either ...

Now get yourself a ticket to Susan Tadeschi at the 100 club!!!

See you down the road ...


hippy69 - 6/2/2009 at 01:25 PM

Yep. Ditto. I thought their new bass player was a very worthy addition too. Just bothers me that they don't play any of the new stuff. I keep asking myself why release it if you're not going to play it? Smokestack Lightning, Last Rebel both great songs. They really are missing Billy Powell though.

On leaving I remarked "best Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band you're going to see". Don't know why they just don't call them selves "Skynyrd". It worked for The Dead.

Last time I'm going to the toilet before a gig though. You all bleeding abandoned me when I returned. Was it something I said? Only Mike was left.

For all you interested we tried out some electricity with the new bass player last night and it worked great. Gonna track down a drummer too, so soon The Snakeoil Rattlers are gonna be loud and nasty. Watch out Drive-bys we're chasing you.

Band of Heathens tomorrow.

Come on Jim get yourself a Susan Tadeschi ticket.


scotiadave - 6/2/2009 at 11:12 PM

DTB Bristol date ... getting closer


manitou - 6/3/2009 at 08:26 AM

Bristol date was mentioned on the Paul jones DTB broadcast the other night!


JimRudge - 6/3/2009 at 09:29 AM

Just listened to the show, and said gig scheduled in Bristol 18th July. Just been on the phone to the "Bristol Ticket Shop" and they know nothing about any DTB gig in Bristol. They sell tix for every Bristol gig. It was also not listed in the advert for the other 3 gigs in either Uncut or Mojo. Looks as if it may have fallen through, which is a pity, as Brizzle has a reasonable blues scene. (Matt Schofield @ The Thunderbolt, 23/6 £8.75 - bargain!)

Updated to add - Just checked his website which shows he's in Germany on 18th at a festival. A Bristol gig was just too good to be true this time round!

[Edited on 3/6/2009 by JimRudge]


DerekFromCincinnati - 6/4/2009 at 07:54 PM

The Wilders are a fantastic roots music group. They are an old school honky tonk- bluegrass party waiting to happen, with a heck of a slide dobro player to boot and with Betse being a fiery and innovative fiddler to boot. I've never seen them not get a standing ovation. Pure fun and an excellent group to see..


The Wilders tour dates include;
Fri Jun 26: The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, Ireland. www.seamusenniscentre.com
Sat Jun 27: Cork Midsummer Festival www.corkmidsummer.com
Wed Jul 1: Wexford Arts Centre www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Thu Jul 2: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim www.theglenscentre.com
Fri Jul 3: The Black Box, Belfast www.blackboxbelfast.com
Sat Jul 4: Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal www.eaf.ie
Sun Jul 5: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland www.harbourarts.org.uk
Tue Jul 7: Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, Fife www.attfife.org.uk
Wed Jul 8: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Fife www.byretheatre.com
Thu Jul 9: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles www.eastgatearts.com
Fri Jul 10: Howden Park Centre, Livingston www.livingstonalive.co.uk/howdenpc.shtml
Sat Jul 11: The Tolbooth, Stirling www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth
Sun Jul 12: The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh www.thebongoclub.co.uk
Tue Jul 14: The Classic Grand, Glasgow (0141 204 5151)
Wed Jul 15: Universal Hall @ Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin http://findhorn.org/uhall/
Thu Jul 16: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis www.hebceltfest.com/festival/
Fri Jul 17: Jumpin Hot Club, The Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England www.jumpinhot.com
Sat Jul 18: Larmer Tree Festival www.larmertreefestival.co.uk
Sun Jul 19 (late morning): Larmer Tree Festival
Sun Jul 19 (evening): Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, Wales www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk
Mon Jul 20: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
Tue Jul 21: Borough Theatre, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk
Check out their great website at www.wilderscountry.com and take a look at them in action on www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbm42rO8Yr8


JimRudge - 6/5/2009 at 08:53 AM

Anyone who didn't take up Barry's recomendation to go see Band of Heathens missed a treat. Absolute gem of a gig at St Bonaventures in Bristol last night.


manitou - 6/5/2009 at 11:29 AM

if any of you are in Kingston upon thames on Saturday, get yourselves along to the Grey Horse pub . Slidejules who posts on here and is a big ABB and JP fan is playing with his band Northsyde.
Check them out

http://www.grey-horse.co.uk/gh/gh_eventinfo.php?eventid=3114


slidejules - 6/7/2009 at 01:24 PM

Hey Al! Great to see you and H2he last night - thanks for the plug :-) What a fun evening!


manitou - 6/7/2009 at 02:47 PM

Hey Jules,
Really enjoyed hearing the new CD live.
You'll probably kill me for saying this but the riff on "She Never Could" reminds me of Back in Black by AC/DC


manitou - 6/7/2009 at 02:50 PM

Oh by the way Jules.. I didnt get any photos last night. I refuse to use a flash!
Would be good to get some photos of you guys in the studio


Shavian - 6/7/2009 at 08:33 PM

Having belatedly viewed the videos on Jules' myspace page, I wish I'd gone!

Feel free to plug future dates!



manitou - 6/7/2009 at 09:21 PM

the guitar on JP's I'm not Crying is excellent


scotiadave - 6/9/2009 at 02:26 PM

http://www.mattschofield.com/gigs.php


MATT SCHOFIELD

Gigs
Details of upcoming shows


July 30 London, UK The 100 Club [more info]
Matt will be the special guest of Susan Tedeschi


Shavian - 6/9/2009 at 09:24 PM

Ealing Blues Festival - anyone going?

http://www.ealing.gov.uk/services/leisure/ealing_summer/blues.html


manitou - 6/9/2009 at 09:58 PM

Yeah I'll be there..only live about 100yrds away!
My neighbour is the organiser too. Got some nice photos there last year.


hippy69 - 6/10/2009 at 02:09 PM

quote:
Anyone who didn't take up Barry's recomendation to go see Band of Heathens missed a treat. Absolute gem of a gig at St Bonaventures in Bristol last night.


Yeah they were bang on the money at the Borderline too. Really enjoyed it. It was only pleasantly full but after word gets out I reckon their next visit will have a larger audience.

Bumped into a couple of old friends and decided that Dan Baird (ex Georgia Satellites) on 26th July will be the next visit to the Borderline.

Also Hank III is playing at the Garage in London 12th September.


Rasc - 6/11/2009 at 12:17 PM

Matt Schofield is also playing a new London venue, the Charlotte Street Blues Club, on Sat 18th July.

Simon McBride is playing there on 7th Aug as well.

The venue looks promising, only 300 capacity though.


hippy69 - 6/16/2009 at 01:15 PM

Off to see Jason Isbell (Ex Drive-By Truckers) tonight at the Luminaire in Kilburn. Anyone else going?


Rasc - 6/17/2009 at 09:56 PM

I was there. Good show, though he was a lot better with the full band last year I thought.


JimRudge - 6/17/2009 at 10:15 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed Jason Isbell's gig tonight in Bristol. Great contrast to last years with The 400 Unit and don't think I could say one was better than the other - just different.

Band of Heathens are back in UK in September, 25th in Bristol, don't have any other details at moment, but may join the London punters if there's a big smoke gig after 27th September cause that's when I'll get back from holiday, so will miss the Bristol show.

I'll be having withdrawal symptoms - no gigs now till Pearl Jam at O2 on 18 Aug!


manitou - 6/17/2009 at 10:33 PM

Me and H2He have our tickets for the Schofield gig at Charlotte Street blues on the 18th.


DerekFromCincinnati - 6/24/2009 at 10:45 PM

quote:
Checkout Sky channel - 279 for ‘Rural TV’ (known in the USA as 'RFD-TV) - broadcasting for 24 hours a day, is an American station with a mixture of programmes on farming, cowboy culture, tractor racing and - here’s the interesting bit - Country Music. ‘Bluegrass & Backwoods’ is a daily show about Kentucky- horses, making dulcimers and Bluegrass music. ‘Country Gathering Reunion’ features around 20 old Country singers sitting around talking about the 'Good Old Days Of Country' whilst ‘Gospel Gathering’ is pure Gospel Bluegrass with many excellent groups. Porter Wagoner & Wilburn Bros TV shows from the 1960's and early 70's are repeated throughout the week. ‘Pop Goes Country’ features Ralph Emery and an array of 1970s country. There’s also the Marty Stuart Show with Earl Scruggs, Rhonda Vincent, Leroy Troy and Nashville Mafia Jug Band with Eddie Stubbs as MC. In the United Kingdom, this global network is being distributed to over eight million homes via Sky 279 and a further million on Freesat 403 adding an additional one million homes in the UK. The UK office of Rural TV is 1 Stephens Street, London W1T 1AL (Tel: 020 7131 6695)





quote:
The Wilders tour dates include;
Fri Jun 26: The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, Ireland. www.seamusenniscentre.com
Sat Jun 27: Cork Midsummer Festival www.corkmidsummer.com
Wed Jul 1: Wexford Arts Centre www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Thu Jul 2: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim www.theglenscentre.com
Fri Jul 3: The Black Box, Belfast www.blackboxbelfast.com
Sat Jul 4: Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal www.eaf.ie
Sun Jul 5: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland www.harbourarts.org.uk
Tue Jul 7: Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, Fife www.attfife.org.uk
Wed Jul 8: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Fife www.byretheatre.com
Thu Jul 9: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles www.eastgatearts.com
Fri Jul 10: Howden Park Centre, Livingston www.livingstonalive.co.uk/howdenpc.shtml
Sat Jul 11: The Tolbooth, Stirling www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth
Sun Jul 12: The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh www.thebongoclub.co.uk
Tue Jul 14: The Classic Grand, Glasgow (0141 204 5151)
Wed Jul 15: Universal Hall @ Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin http://findhorn.org/uhall/
Thu Jul 16: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis www.hebceltfest.com/festival/
Fri Jul 17: Jumpin Hot Club, The Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England www.jumpinhot.com
Sat Jul 18: Larmer Tree Festival www.larmertreefestival.co.uk
Sun Jul 19 (late morning): Larmer Tree Festival
Sun Jul 19 (evening): Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, Wales www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk
Mon Jul 20: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
Tue Jul 21: Borough Theatre, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk
Check out their great website at www.wilderscountry.com and take a look at them in action on www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbm42rO8Yr8

Crooked Still

Weds 29 July: Bristol, St. Bonaventure's Club
Fri 31: Belfast, Festival
Sat 1 August: Cambridge, The Co-Operative Cambridge Folk Festival
Sun 2: Cambridge, The Co-Operative Cambridge Folk Festival

The delightful Rachel Harrington will be performing, with Zak Borden on the following dates in June & July;

Sat 20: Cambridge Acoustic Routes

Sun 21: Middlewich, Cheshire Middlewich Folk Festival

Mon 22: Wolverhampton, The Robin 2, Bilston

Tues 23: Trecynon, Aberdare Coliseum Theatre Gallery

Wed 24: Biddulph, Biddulph Arms TBC/TBC

Fri 26: Southport, Arts Centre TBC

Sat 27: Bath, The American Museum

Sun 28: Leigh on Sea, Leigh Folk Festival

July;

Sat 4: Easton Farm Park, Maverick Festival

If you fancy a little ‘rock’ with your bluegrass - checkout the fabulous USA band - Hayseed Dixie!!! www.hayseed-dixie.com Dates include;

July

Fri 17: Madstock, London

Sat 18: Waterfront, Norwich

Sun 19: The Brook, Southampton

Mon 20: The Phoenix, Exeter

Tue 21: The Hippo, Plymouth

Wed 22: The Assembly, Leamington

Thu 23: The Globe, Cardiff

Fri 24: Camp Bestival, Dorset

August

Sun 2: Concert Hall, Perth

The Hot Seats (formerly Special Ed & The Shortbus) return to the UK soon….

August

Fri 21: Campbelltown, Mull of Kintyre Festival

Sat 22: Stirling, The Tolbooth Americana Festival

Sun 23 to Sat 29: Edinburgh, Acoustic Music Centre @ The Fringe

Sun 30: Birnam, Arts Institute

September

Wed 2: Leicester, The Musician

Thurs 3: Banham, The Barrel

Fri 4: South Molton, The George Hotel

Sat 5: Leytonstone, What’s Cookin’ @ The Sheep Walk

Sun 6: Brighton, The Westhill Hall

Tues 8: Cardigan, Theatre Mwldan

Wed 9: Aberystwyth, Arts Centre

Thurs 10: Bristol, St Bonaventure’s, Bristol

Fri 11: Pontypridd, Wales (Geoff)!

Sat 12: St Andrews, Byre Theatre

Sun 13: Glasgow (venue tbc)

Thurs 17: Kirkcaldy, Acoustic Music Club

Fri 18: Bathgate, Regal Theatre

Sat 19: Gartmore, Village Hall

Sun 20: Garly, Tin Hut Sessions

Wed 23: Peebles, Eastgate Theatre

Thur 24: Manorhamilton, Glens Centre

Fri 25: Wexford (venue tbc)

Sat 26: Belfast, Open House

Sun 27: Irvine, Harbour Arts Centre

Wed 30: Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall

October

Thur 1: Newcastle, Jumpin Hot Club @ The Cluny

Fri 2: Hawick, Heart of Hawick auditorium

Sat 3: Inverness, Eden Court Theatre

Sun 4: Dundee, Fest & Furious

It’s hard to ‘pidgeonhole’ their eclectic musical style - but as they include bluegrass, I popped their gig list into this section; - Hot Club of Cowtown - are virtuoso hot trio who reformed in 2008 after a three-year hiatus - and mix all kinds of great roots musical traditions from Texas swing to bluegrass, folk and jazz….catch their infectious musical mood on one of the following dates;

July

Thu 16: The Komedia, Bath

Fri 17: The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sat 18: The Luminaire, London

Sun 19: Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury

Thur 23: The Academy 3, Manchester

Fri 24: The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Sat 25: Summertyne Americana, Gateshead

Sun 26: Truck Festival, Steventon

Tue 28: Fisher Theatre, Bungay

Thur 30: Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd

Fri 31: The Maze, Nottingham

August

Sat 1: Cambridge Folk Festival,

Tue 4: Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 5: Centre Stage Theatre, Bournemouth

Thur 6: Plough Arts Centre, Devon

Fri 7: Broadstairs Folk Festival, Broadstairs

If you might be interested in having the top class American, acoustic duet - Jeff & Vida - play their excellent blends of American roots music at your venue - the please read the following email from Bob Butler & Claire Stein of Grapevine Music - who say; “Just a quick note to let you know that we're bringing the very brilliant Jeff & Vida over from Nashville in September for their first tour here for 3 years. They'll be touring with another of our duos The Carrivick Sisters - who I know you know! The tour is now virtually complete but there are 3 dates left to fill and these guys just want to play every night. If anyone out there would like them to play on either 14th/15th September (in the Midlands or the North) or on the 21st in the South……..” Please contact Bob or Claire - as soon as possible - if you would like the opportunity to have these fine artistes perform at your venue/event….tel: +44 (0)1404 813004 - 24 hours. Mobile: +44 (0)7713 161669 or e-mail the at info@grapevinemusicagency.co.uk www.grapevinemusicagency.co.uk. Roger Padfield says “Please note that Jeff and Vida will be appearing in The Prom, Gloucester Road, Bristol on 14th September. I've been given this information by Martin Moss who arranges bookings at The Prom”

Conwy presents the 21st International Bluegrass Music and Dance Festival on the 2nd to the 5th July Your Hosts; Highly Strung, present artists for the 2009 Festival including: Carter Brothers Band, Bononia Grass, The New Rope String Band, Brian Golbey, Britannia Band, Chill Until Blue, Chris Moreton, The Crocker Brothers, The Down County Boys, The Morris Boys, New Essex Bluegrass, Shake the Roots, Tin Box Mountain Band, Tom Hanway, and first time visitors; The Off Chords and Uncle Dave, - plus many other friends! For more information - please contact Gill & John Les (Highly Strung - the band…not their personalities) - on 01492 515921 - or 01492 580454 - or visit www.northwalesnluegrass.co.uk

Moss Drew kindly emailed updates re; The 6th Annual Cornish Bluegrass Festival - taking place 18th – 20th September 2009. He says “We are delighted to be holding our Bluegrass Festival at the multi-award winning Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall, once again this year. With fantastic amenities to suit the whole family, Hendra offers the ideal setting for a Bluegrass Festival. We will again be using Hendra’s fantastic 500 Seater Cabaret Room and by adding an 80 x 30 foot heated performance marquee, we hope to ensure that everyone will get the chance to see their favorite bands. Added to this we will again have a late night bar for those who want to play into the early hours. Among the bands already booked are: The Foggy Hogtown Boys, one of Canada’s top Bluegrass bands; from America and Canada Corinne West & Doug Cox; from Spain Lluis Gomez & the Joan Pau Cumellas Band and from Germany L.bow Grease. Top UK bands include the Buffalo Gals, Doghouse Central, Down Trodden String Band, Home Territory, Monroe’s Revenge, New Essex Bluegrass Band, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys, Uncle Dave and Wood, Wire and Words. As is our custom, we will be holding a wide variety of instrument, dance and singing workshops, plus there will be Appalachian and Flat-footing Dancing exhibitions and workshops with Kickin’ Chicken and ‘Apple Pie’, throughout the weekend. We will be continuing our ‘tradition’ of holding the amazing Gospel session on Sunday morning. This year the session will be led by the New Essex Bluegrass Band. Following on from the Gospel session will be a ‘Slow band Jam’ run by ‘Garry Payne and friends’. The ‘Pig Roast’ will be there to help the morning along. Being mindful of the current economical situation, cost of fuel and the distance some people travel to be with us, we have decided to keep the ticket prices at £35.00 for a full weekend adult ticket, with FREE ENTRY to children under 16 (accompanied with a ticket buying adult) and free entry on Sunday. We think you will agree that £35.00 for a Bluegrass weekend in beautiful Cornwall is worth every penny and extremely competitive with other festivals in the country (who else has fabulous showers and toilets with their pitch and an indoor heated wave pool?!). For those of you who have yet to visit us, check out our website gallery to see the bands in full flow, and for those of you who come mainly for the jamming and picking sessions you won’t be disappointed, especially if the last five years have been anything to go by. All in all, with your continued support it promises to be another fantastic weekend in Cornwall. We hope that you can make it and look forward to meeting you. To cap it all off, all we need is some of that beautiful weather again! For more information visit our website www.cornishbluegrass.co.uk, or phone Nigel and Carolyn 01209 710060 E-mail carolynandnigel@hotmail.co.uk”

Corinne West’s extensive UK tour runs from August 27th through September 26th - and covers most of the UK including the Isle of Wight and the Cornish Bluegrass Festival. Full details can be found on her website; www.corinnewest.com

Adastra represents over 60 artists in the fields of - Traditional English, Celtic, Contemporary, Blues; World, European, Americana, Gospel, Dance, Concert artists, artists experienced at running Workshops… and many combinations of these. For details on Adastra’s artists - check out their NEW website....www.adastra-music.co.uk

The Mounthoolies are hosting their ‘10th Anniversary Concert’ on Saturday 18 July at the Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge. Time: 8pm - admission £4.…in aid of Cancer Research. Support act will be Tom Colborn. In total, the Mounthoolies are playing two special charity gigs in London and Cambridge to mark their first ten years of fun and games. The band plays a lively range of knockabout, good-time Americana, including western swing classics, gems from the 1920s, and ancient and modern songs from the folk, country and bluegrass honeypot. Highlights of their decade together, which began in the pubs of Greenwich, include a couple of appearances at Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, where they claim the dubious honour of being the first group to sneak a trumpet into their set at that august ‘strings only’ event. For a couple of years they ran The Grand Old Ropey, an Americana club at London’s Cecil Sharp House. Their album, Down from Mounthooley, was released in 2003. Speaking of the reunion, fiddler Richard Partridge says: “The band has played several times in the Cambridge area during last couple of years, and it’s great to be back at the Portland Arms. We haven’t been very active recently as we now live quite far apart from each other, but when we get together the spark always lights up again and it feels so good to be back.” Current band members are Tony Black (guitar, mandolin), Chris Joynes (mandolin, guitar), Matt Lloyd (double bass), Richard Partridge (fiddle) and Mike Rasmussen (harmonica). “Each band member is also involved with other projects,” says Richard. “Tony and Chris both have flourishing solo careers; Matt also plays with the Southern Tenants Folk Union; I’m in bluegrass band Monroe’s Revenge and the Kitty Hawks; and Mike is a hot, hot blues harmonica star! But it’s great to be a Mounthooley again. More information at www.myspace.com/themounthoolies





DerekFromCincinnati - 6/24/2009 at 10:50 PM

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Bluegrass….Ireland

The Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival is proud to announce the lineup for the 2009 festival, due to take place 24-27 September in Longford, Ireland: Tickets and weekend passes available at www.ticketmaster.ie Further information at www.johnnykeenan.com
STEVE EARLE, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT, BLUE HIGHWAY, LEROY TROY, LUNASA, GERRY O'CONNOR, CARTER BROTHERS, ENDA SCAHILL, LEON HUNT, NIALL TONER BAND, ROUGH DEAL STRING BAND,..and many more t/b/c


Tues 30th June - The Carter Brothers - billed as ‘The best of American Country, Bluegrass and Appalachian music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and dobro from Tennessee, U.S.A.’ will play St. Johns Theatre & Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Booking Tel: 068-22566

Sincere thanks to Tony O’Brien and the kind people of the Athy Bluegrass Music Association - who emailed to say “Our festival is on W/end 9th-12th July with The Bluegrass Patriots (Colorado) and 4Wheel Drive (Holland) as headline bands. Full details on www.athy-bluegrass.com

28th - 30th of August - Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, Ireland. Contact Mick Daly for details- 00 353 51 878832 or 00 353 87 2562899


The Rough Deal String Band will be appearing at the 3rd Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Co. Mayo - 26th to 28th June.

Regular old-time music entertainment provided by Bill Whelan and friends can be heard at The Cobblestone, Smithfield Square, Dublin every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00. Also, the 2RN Stringband perform on Wednesday nights at 9:30, in J. McNeills Bar, Capel Street, Dublin 1.
Bill can be contacted at banjabill@hotmail.com

Bluegrass…..Scotland

The Scottish Bluegrass Association holds it’s annual Guildtown Bluegrass Festival - Fri 31st July to 2nd August, featuringThe Midnight Ramblers (USA) and The Georgia Flatpickers (USA), plus others. Full weekend pass £35 in advance including camping and all events - £5 discount for SBA members. Advance Booking enquiries 01968 670 038 or 07968124582. For more details please visit the SBA website www.scottishbluegrass.com

Sincere thanks to John Sheldon - of the excellent Scottish Bluegrass Association - who sent the news of The Midnight Ramblers Bluegrass Band - whose UK Tour starts Friday 25th July. Dates are available from then up until 30th July - please contact John via secretary@scottishbluegrass.com

John is also helping Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa Bluegrass Band - their UK tour starts Thursday 24th September - with dates available. www.waynetaylorandappaloosa.com …..again, please contact John via secretary@scottishbluegrass.com

Find ‘Bluegrass On The Lawn’ at McKenzie House, Strathpeffer, Scotland on August 1st. Featuring The Moonshiners and Martin Stephenson, the event is part of the Tartan Heart Festival Fringe - that leads up to the Belladrum Festival www.myspace.com/tartanheartfringe

Bluegrass Academy: Learn how to play and perform bluegrass music at the

Glanmavis Tavern, Bathgate – all welcome to attend, every second Wednesday at 7.30pm.





Shavian - 6/25/2009 at 05:43 PM

Thinking about the Susan show in London on 30 July (and the Cambridge Folk Festival for anyone who is going): Derek will have just wound up the dTb European tour so the chances of him showing up must be high, no?

And what price Matt Schofield joining them both for a jam (Woman Across the River?!!)?

This could be a belter!




manitou - 6/25/2009 at 07:57 PM

I've been thinking the same thing


scotiadave - 6/25/2009 at 08:34 PM

quote:
Thinking about the Susan show in London on 30 July, Derek will have just wound up the dTb European tour so the chances of him showing up must be high, no?



and Colin's mate Clapton!


harvey - 6/25/2009 at 11:02 PM

quote:
quote:
Thinking about the Susan show in London on 30 July, Derek will have just wound up the dTb European tour so the chances of him showing up must be high, no?



and Colin's mate Clapton!


He seems to follow me everywhere these days ...


harvey - 6/25/2009 at 11:04 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Thinking about the Susan show in London on 30 July, Derek will have just wound up the dTb European tour so the chances of him showing up must be high, no?



and Colin's mate Clapton!


He seems to follow me everywhere these days ...


Actually ... I wouldn't be surprised if Butch wasn't checking up on his Chateau and dropped in for another "Anyday" encore ...

Whatever ... looking forward to meeting up with all you cool dudes again ...


scotiadave - 6/25/2009 at 11:07 PM

amen to that!


JimRudge - 6/26/2009 at 08:39 AM

Gordon (Shavian) has just reminded me about that picnic I suggested. I know it's only a couple of days after Mrs Trucks plays the 100 Club (which a good few of you are going to), but how about Saturday 1st August? Reason for suggesting this date is we could have a nice picnic and a few shandies , meeting say 2.00/3.00pm in Hyde Park (weather permitting & alternative suggestions welcome) and then head off to "The Betsey Trotwood" in Faringdon to see The Snake Oil Rattlers (8.00pm), so that Barry actually knows what it's like to play in front of a crowd (only joking Barry!). Sorry Barry, I realise that this may inhibit your intake of afternoon shandies somewhat, or maybe not!

Anyone up for that?


hippy69 - 6/30/2009 at 01:26 PM

quote:
Sorry Barry, I realise that this may inhibit your intake of afternoon shandies somewhat, or maybe not!


Nah you're right it wouldn't. I'd love to go to a picnic in the park and catch up with you all. I'd have to shoot off a little earlier though as we're playing with a fill in bassist and will need a run through. It'll be the Rattlers first gig with a bit of electricity too.


manitou - 6/30/2009 at 06:48 PM

Steely Dan anyone? Tomorrow nigh in Hammersmith. H2He and I will be at the back somewhere! And I wont have a camera.. aarrgh!


harvey - 7/1/2009 at 07:11 AM

quote:
Gordon (Shavian) has just reminded me about that picnic I suggested. I know it's only a couple of days after Mrs Trucks plays the 100 Club (which a good few of you are going to), but how about Saturday 1st August? Reason for suggesting this date is we could have a nice picnic and a few shandies , meeting say 2.00/3.00pm in Hyde Park (weather permitting & alternative suggestions welcome) and then head off to "The Betsey Trotwood" in Faringdon to see The Snake Oil Rattlers (8.00pm), so that Barry actually knows what it's like to play in front of a crowd (only joking Barry!). Sorry Barry, I realise that this may inhibit your intake of afternoon shandies somewhat, or maybe not!

Anyone up for that?


Jan is away that weekend visiting her Mum, so not sure about the picnic ... but I could be up for meeting up pre-show for some nosh and going on to see Snake Oil Rattlers ...


Shavian - 7/4/2009 at 01:06 PM

Philippa works on Saturdays and is going on the holiday early the next day but I'd be up for anything.


geordielad - 7/5/2009 at 02:03 PM

quote:
quote:
Gordon (Shavian) has just reminded me about that picnic I suggested. I know it's only a couple of days after Mrs Trucks plays the 100 Club (which a good few of you are going to), but how about Saturday 1st August? Reason for suggesting this date is we could have a nice picnic and a few shandies , meeting say 2.00/3.00pm in Hyde Park (weather permitting & alternative suggestions welcome) and then head off to "The Betsey Trotwood" in Faringdon to see The Snake Oil Rattlers (8.00pm), so that Barry actually knows what it's like to play in front of a crowd (only joking Barry!). Sorry Barry, I realise that this may inhibit your intake of afternoon shandies somewhat, or maybe not!

Anyone up for that?


Jan is away that weekend visiting her Mum, so not sure about the picnic ... but I could be up for meeting up pre-show for some nosh and going on to see Snake Oil Rattlers ...


I'll probably be working during the day but I'd be up for meeting tea-timeish.


JimRudge - 7/7/2009 at 10:07 PM

Starting to look like just the usual suspects as Kaz (Mrs R) can't make it either. So a late afternoon meet-up for a beer and a meal then off to Barry's gig? any suggestions where?

Barry, what time are you scheduled on stage?


harvey - 7/8/2009 at 08:12 AM

Looks like we could do worse than go direct to the Betsey ... Shepherd Neame Ales and good pub grub according to the attached review ... and as it is such a small venue we will get favourable seats by getting in a bit earlier ... maybe a back stage pass

http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub296.html


harvey - 7/9/2009 at 06:59 AM

Paging Barry .....

Gig start and finish times required to plan train journey .....

And comments on eating at Betsy or recommended alternative venue nearby .....


Shavian - 7/9/2009 at 12:31 PM

The food sounds okay to me if it's from Borough and Smithfield Meerkats!!!!



harvey - 7/9/2009 at 12:35 PM

Exactly what I was thinking .....


JimRudge - 7/9/2009 at 02:14 PM

Just been on to Barry via email - he's down at the Betsey tonight, so he'll find out what time the Rattlers are on. Said it was early last time. I'm hoping to make either the 2030 or 2300 train from Paddington, as I've got to organise the kids music group at church next day.

Hope they've got some Aspalls on tap!


manitou - 7/9/2009 at 02:52 PM

Might have to try and get along for this.. take a few photos of the band


JimRudge - 7/10/2009 at 12:59 PM

The following is copied from Barry's email to me -

"I spoke with the promoter last night and he said that we'll be on at either 9pm or 10pm. He still has to finalise the the line-up so I can't be clearer. We'll be playing a 30-40 mins set so you should have problems getting back to the station for the train. They're really strict on the times soon so we won't be over running or starting late.

They'll be 3 acts which are normally a pretty good standard so you may want to get there earlier. I think some bluesy cockney fella is opening or something."

Think he means "should be no problems"!

I'll probably book the 11.30 from Paddington, so there's no need to rush away. Will probably aim to get into London early afternoon for some CD browsing, before heading for the Betsey for 4ish. How's that meeting time for everyone else?

J.

[Edited on 10/7/2009 by JimRudge]


Shavian - 7/11/2009 at 08:37 AM

Sounds good to me, Jim!

Just been reading about the Big House Museum opening in December. Road trip to Macon next Feb/ Mar anyone?! BA fare to Atlanta booking today is £243 return.

I've been to Macon but would go back for the museum.




[Edited on 7/11/2009 by Shavian]


harvey - 7/12/2009 at 06:44 PM

quote:
The following is copied from Barry's email to me -

"I spoke with the promoter last night and he said that we'll be on at either 9pm or 10pm. He still has to finalise the the line-up so I can't be clearer. We'll be playing a 30-40 mins set so you should have problems getting back to the station for the train. They're really strict on the times soon so we won't be over running or starting late.

They'll be 3 acts which are normally a pretty good standard so you may want to get there earlier. I think some bluesy cockney fella is opening or something."

Think he means "should be no problems"!

I'll probably book the 11.30 from Paddington, so there's no need to rush away. Will probably aim to get into London early afternoon for some CD browsing, before heading for the Betsey for 4ish. How's that meeting time for everyone else?

J.




I have things to do at home during the day ... so I will be aiming to get to the Betsey at about 6-ish ... I intend to get the 11-30 from Paddington too Jim ... as it is the last fast train back to Reading ... not intending to book a seat though ... suppose I can always sit on your lap

look forward to seeing you guys then ... will be in touch nearer the time ...


JimRudge - 7/13/2009 at 09:11 AM

quote:
Sounds good to me, Jim!

Just been reading about the Big House Museum opening in December. Road trip to Macon next Feb/ Mar anyone?! BA fare to Atlanta booking today is £243 return.

I've been to Macon but would go back for the museum.

[Edited on 7/11/2009 by Shavian]


This is certainly something that's on my "things to do" list, but not in 2010, unfortunately. A "Road trip" as you suggest would be a great idea, but I'd be looking to tie it in with a gig or two and a visit to other musical sites. Memphis & New Orleans are on my hit list, but as my geography's crap, I don't know how practical that would be in one trip. A week's about as long as I could push for being away on a music-related trip and I'm working on a three-year cycle plan for trips to the US, so 2012 is about the earliest I could do. (Unless the lottery numbers come up!)


harvey - 7/13/2009 at 12:48 PM

quote:
quote:
Sounds good to me, Jim!

Just been reading about the Big House Museum opening in December. Road trip to Macon next Feb/ Mar anyone?! BA fare to Atlanta booking today is £243 return.

I've been to Macon but would go back for the museum.

[Edited on 7/11/2009 by Shavian]


This is certainly something that's on my "things to do" list, but not in 2010, unfortunately. A "Road trip" as you suggest would be a great idea, but I'd be looking to tie it in with a gig or two and a visit to other musical sites. Memphis & New Orleans are on my hit list, but as my geography's crap, I don't know how practical that would be in one trip. A week's about as long as I could push for being away on a music-related trip and I'm working on a three-year cycle plan for trips to the US, so 2012 is about the earliest I could do. (Unless the lottery numbers come up!)



I have a similar plan in my mind Jim ... and those places are a long way apart so to do it in a short time will be expensive because it will mean flying rather than driving or going by bus ... but my plan would be to fly to New Orleans - 2 days there - transfer to Memphis - 2 days there - transfer to Atlanta - day trip to Macon - finally see ABB in Atlanta before flying back home ... probably looking at a 10 day trip ... 2012 for my 60th birthday present seems like a good idea


Shavian - 7/13/2009 at 05:32 PM

The next time I retire (for good, I hope!), I'm going to do The Blues Highway trip from New Orleans to Chicago.

http://www.rootsofrhythm.com/blueshwy.html

I won't be doing it in a week, though!!




[Edited on 7/20/2009 by Shavian]


harvey - 7/14/2009 at 08:06 PM

That is certainly some trip there Gordon ... don't think I would get away with a 28 day pass from Janet though ... a short 10 day one would probaly just about be workable ... she might even come with me ...


manitou - 7/19/2009 at 09:37 PM

NEW VENUE ALERT

Charlotte Street Blues Club. 74 Charlotte street.
Kinda small but good sound. The food looks ok and the beer (by London standards) isnt too expensive.
Saw the magnificent Matt Schofield Band last night. Excellent gig. Good idea to get there early or you wont see much.


Rasc - 7/20/2009 at 12:15 AM

Another top night in the company of Mr. Schofield.
I suspect he won't remain our best kept secret for too much longer.

Might give the Simon McBride gig a go on 7th Aug.


JimRudge - 7/20/2009 at 01:35 PM

Some more UK gigs for Matt Schofield. The Bath show is in a small converted church hall and the Swindon Arts centre only holds about 150 seated, so some nice intimate gigs.

14 Bath, UK Chapel Arts
15 London, UK The 100 Club
16 York, UK Fibbers
17 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
18 Maryport, UK The Wave
21 UK T.B.C.
22 Swindon, UK Swindon Arts Centre
24 Braintree, UK High Barn
Filming/recording for DVD

November
4 UK T.B.C.
5 Swansea, UK Milkwood Jam
6 Exeter, UK Venue t.b.c.
7 New Milton, UK Forest Arts entre
8 Cheltenham, UK Bacon Theatre
10 UK T.B.C.
11 Nottingham, UK The Rescue Rooms
Double bill with Ian Siegal Band
12 Southend, UK Riga Music Bar
13 Worcester, UK Marrs Bar
14 St. Albans, UK Maltings Arts Theatre

His site also says he's "sitting in with Susan Tedeschi", not supporting on 30th July.


manitou - 7/20/2009 at 03:21 PM

I asked him.. he is sitting in with Susan


harvey - 7/20/2009 at 04:57 PM

quote:
I asked him.. he is sitting in with Susan


Excellent!!!!!

Probably be heading to this place for some grub and a couple of beverages before the gig ... it is in Wells Street ... just off Oxford Street and fairly near to the 100 Club ...



Named after a notorious bodysnatcher and boxer, Ben Crouch's Tavern makes a valiant attempt to live up to the full Hammer horror of its namesake's legend. The pub's gloomy Gothick interior is more in keeping with a film set than your average public house - dark-stained wood panelling, dingy nooks and crannies, ironwork, gargoyles and cabinets displaying mysterious objects. To add to the entertainment, Boris Karloff and other horror legends appear on the TV screens behind the bar, (although the big screen usually screens Sky Sports News) and you can get "seven deadly sins" cocktails in test tubes. More mundanely, there's a couple of real ales on the hand pumps, a pretty standard range of other beers and lagers on tap, an average wine list and pub grub. It's all very reasonably priced for the area and is a handy refuelling stop for tourists and shoppers during the day. By night (especially at weekends), it's not, as one one might expect a gloomy gathering place for Goths, but a meeting place for fresh-faced young things, who gather here for a cheap(ish) top-up before heading for the pricier bars and clubs that abound in these parts.


harvey - 7/21/2009 at 03:48 PM

^


Shavian - 7/21/2009 at 05:48 PM

Looks okay to me. I'll be there about 6. Doors are 7.30, so I will be going to the 100 quite early.

Here's a map:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=ben+crouch%27s+taver n&near=United+Kingdom&fb=1&split=1&gl=uk&cid=1090426925 2562073443&li=lmd


geordielad - 7/21/2009 at 06:11 PM

Evening Gordon, Yup I'll be there also. Between 6-6.30


harvey - 7/22/2009 at 07:25 AM

So ... that will be Colin, Martyn, Mal, Gordon and Keith ... any more


hippy69 - 7/22/2009 at 12:58 PM

quote:
So ... that will be Colin, Martyn, Mal, Gordon and Keith ... any more


And little ole me. Guess I better meet you there as I suggested the pub to Mike. He's still going I presume.


slidejules - 7/22/2009 at 01:50 PM

I'll be there too :-) Not sure about making the pub, depends on work, fingers crossed it might happen...

Cya there!

Jules


HtoHe - 7/25/2009 at 10:14 AM

Yeah, I have to negotiate public transport from work for that too, so no pub but i'll be there most definitely


manitou - 7/25/2009 at 10:41 AM

I'm polishing my zoom lens as we speak


HtoHe - 7/25/2009 at 11:06 AM

...while typing one-handed; how did you learn to do that?


Shavian - 7/25/2009 at 12:17 PM

So, the dTb winds up in Spain tomorrow (Sunday 26). Does anyone know what Derek's plans are? Back to the US or hook up with Susan? They are playing at the same festival.

It would make sense for him to play the last three shows of Susan's tour - Paris, London and Cambridge - and go home together.

I seriously want to see Derek and Matt having a jam at close quarters!




[Edited on 7/25/2009 by Shavian]


manitou - 7/25/2009 at 02:44 PM

Well said Shavian! i thought I was the only fool on here that had thought this might happen


harvey - 7/25/2009 at 06:34 PM

Make that three fools ...


JimRudge - 7/26/2009 at 10:15 PM

So who's all up for Saturday at the Betsy to see the Snake Oil Rattlers (Barry(Hippy 69)'s band). I'll be there from about 5.30. (pm not am!).

Enjoy Susan's gig on Wednesday, guys!


harvey - 7/26/2009 at 10:22 PM

quote:
So who's all up for Saturday at the Betsy to see the Snake Oil Rattlers (Barry(Hippy 69)'s band). I'll be there from about 5.30. (pm not am!).

Enjoy Susan's gig on Wednesday, guys!


I'll be there Jim ... aim to be at the Betsy by about 6pm ...


geordielad - 7/26/2009 at 11:45 PM

quote:
So who's all up for Saturday at the Betsy to see the Snake Oil Rattlers (Barry(Hippy 69)'s band). I'll be there from about 5.30. (pm not am!).

Enjoy Susan's gig on Wednesday, guys!


Aye, all being well I'll be there 6ish also.


Shavian - 7/27/2009 at 11:32 PM

In case anyone turns up on the wrong evening, Susan Tedeschi is onTHURSDAY!!!


harvey - 7/28/2009 at 07:25 AM

Affirmative ... Thursday 30th July ...

6pm @ Ben Crouch's Tavern ... Wells Street ... off Oxford Street and fairly near to the 100 Club ...



Susan Tedeschi @ 100 Club ... Doors @ 7-30pm ...


slidejules - 7/28/2009 at 07:51 AM

Aaaaaargh... just been told by work I have to go to Wetherby on Thursday. Wetherby! Damn it. So I'm going to get up ridiculously early to try and get there at 8am or so, do a days work in half a day, then get back to London in time for the gig. I will positively spit blood if this crappy job means I miss Matt and Derek possibly playing together... Damn damn damn!


manitou - 7/28/2009 at 01:44 PM

Time to pull a "sickie" Jules


JimRudge - 7/28/2009 at 02:21 PM

quote:
In case anyone turns up on the wrong evening, Susan Tedeschi is onTHURSDAY!!!


Just as well I wasn't going anyway, eh?


absnj - 7/28/2009 at 08:31 PM

Just a quick advisory to you guys going to Susan's show on Thursday: Her guitar player, Dave Yoke, plays a Gibson SG. So when you see that red guitar on stage, hold your excitement about Derek being in the house until you know for sure.... then take lots of pictures and get some good recordings, so we can all share the experience vicariously.


manitou - 7/28/2009 at 08:38 PM

Thanks for the tip Alan. Hoping to get some photos, 100 club lights not too good!


scotiadave - 7/29/2009 at 11:07 PM



Will aim to be at Wells Street pub for 6 :~)


harvey - 7/30/2009 at 07:31 AM

Hope there will be a taper in the house ... unfortunately my friend Martyn's recorder broke and he won't have a new one in time for tonight ...

See you all later guys ...


scotiadave - 7/30/2009 at 08:14 AM

"Taper Mick" from the Traders Den is coming


manitou - 7/30/2009 at 10:45 AM

I think Rasc from this board will be there to tape


harvey - 7/30/2009 at 11:49 AM

Excellent ... looking forward to this ...


hippy69 - 7/30/2009 at 01:01 PM

quote:
Excellent ... looking forward to this ...


Me too. I don't finish work until 6pm so won't be there before 7pm. I heard a rumour that if Derek turns up he's going to utter his first onstage words which will be..... "Where's JIm?"

For all you folks that are coming to The Snakeoil Rattlers show on Saturday at the Betsey, I've just got off the phone from the promoter and have been told that we'll probably be on-stage at 9pm. Also note that they don't serve food on a Saturday although he did mention there might be some pasties for sale. I've also warned Kev the Rattlers dobro player that there might be some slide fans drawling over some of his licks. It's known that the more response he gets the flasher he tends to play.

Here's the flyer for the show.


slidejules - 7/31/2009 at 12:21 AM

Just got home from the gig... what fun. Killer band (especially the rhythm section)...

No Derek there - at home looking after the kids! - although Dave Yoke on guitar... I mean, he plays a red SG, with his fingers for the most part, into a Super Reverb... he played a lot of "Derek-like" licks. He's a very tidy guitar player for sure, but if DT's not going to be there my preference would be to hear someone completely different! Hope that doesn't sound harsh - it's just a feeling I got... but a nice little sit in by Matt Schofield on Voodoo, which was cool.

And man, what a voice she has! Brilliant :-)


Shavian - 7/31/2009 at 06:03 AM

From the advertising, I expected Matt Schofield to be supporting.

Even based on his own website's revelation that he would be "sitting in", for him to play one song only was a severe disappointment.

No complaints about Susan & Co. They can come back any time.



JimRudge - 7/31/2009 at 08:13 AM

Snake Oil Rattlers

Re Barry's message above, I was looking forward to some grub at the Betsey on Saturday! Suggest we still meet at 6ish and I'll have a scout around before I get there for somewhere to eat, even if it's just a pizzajoint. We could then have a pint, go for a quick bite and then be back for Barry's support act who I presume will be on at 8. Sounds as if last nights gig was a good'un.

J


harvey - 7/31/2009 at 08:28 AM

All I can say about last nights Susan Tedeschi gig is ... WOW ... above and beyond ALL my expectations ...

I don’t have any Susan T shows in my collection ... just Soul Stew shows by Susan & Derek (which I think are superb) ... my only other experience of Susan live is from her sit-ins with the ABB ... and to be brutally honest I am getting a bit bored of those because it always the same two or three numbers she does (Don’t Think Twice / The Weight etc) ... and based on those I feared her live show might be a little bit too much country and not enough blues for my personal taste ... but boy was I wrong ...

Last nights gig certainly opened my eyes to the real world of Susan Tedeschi ... it was very much the blues all the way ... and the band she has with her are extremely tight and comprise some very talented musicians ... I always loved Ron Holloway’s contributions when he sat in with the ABB & Mule so I knew what to expect there and he didn’t disappoint ... but I didn’t expect the rest of the band to be so good too ... and then lay on top of that Susan’s wonderfully powerful vocals and highly competent licks on the guitar and you end up with a cultured performance enjoyed by all ...

There were only two disappointments ... the first being that Derek wasn’t there ... when asked where he was Susan said he was at home looking after the kids while she worked for a change ... and the second was that Matt Schofield (a very talented British guitarist) only got to sit in on one tune ... it would have been good to have heard a bit more from him ... but those two gripes pale into insignificance in respect that I so much enjoyed the show ...

I picked up Susan's most recent CD after the show (Back To The River) which she graciously autographed for me ... and have enjoyed listening to that on the way in to work this morning ... don't know why it took me so long to audition one of her albums ... but I have a feeling this CD will stay in the rotation for some time ...

Come back to London soon Susan ... and maybe next time bring your husband as an opening act ...


Shavian - 7/31/2009 at 12:24 PM

quote:

I picked up Susan's most recent CD after the show (Back To The River) which she graciously autographed for me ... and have enjoyed listening to that on the way in to work this morning ... don't know why it took me so long to audition one of her albums ... but I have a feeling this CD will stay in the rotation for some time ...



I prefer the previous one, Hope & Desire, but Back to the River is probably closer to the live show we saw.

Did you join the rush of blokes to the stage when she said she was having touble with her G-string?!!!!!


harvey - 7/31/2009 at 12:41 PM

quote:
quote:

I picked up Susan's most recent CD after the show (Back To The River) which she graciously autographed for me ... and have enjoyed listening to that on the way in to work this morning ... don't know why it took me so long to audition one of her albums ... but I have a feeling this CD will stay in the rotation for some time ...



I prefer the previous one, Hope & Desire, but Back to the River is probably closer to the live show we saw.

Did you join the rush of blokes to the stage when she said she was having touble with her G-string?!!!!!



Barry and I completely cracked up when she said that ...


Rasc - 7/31/2009 at 12:42 PM

What a great night! No Derek but that didn't matter & may have overshadowed Susan & the guys if he had appeared. Expected more than the one flleeting appearance from Matt Schofield as well but nevermind . Don't know if anybody else noticed but I'm sure I saw Ron Holloway turn to look at Matt in full flow & raise his eyebrows as if to say 'Man, who is this guy, he's good!'.

Will sort the recording over the weekend, haven't had time to check if it's ok yet.


harvey - 7/31/2009 at 12:47 PM

By the way ... we are getting pretty poor at organising a pi$$ up in a brewery ... last nights venue was closed ... and saturday nights venue is not doing food ...

Barry said there are several places to eat further up the road beyond the Betsey ... I will be aiming to be in the viscinity at about 6pm Jim ... I have your number so will contact then ... Martyn may be coming up too ...


harvey - 7/31/2009 at 12:48 PM

quote:
What a great night! No Derek but that didn't matter & may have overshadowed Susan & the guys if he had appeared. Expected more than the one flleeting appearance from Matt Schofield as well but nevermind . Don't know if anybody else noticed but I'm sure I saw Ron Holloway turn to look at Matt in full flow & raise his eyebrows as if to say 'Man, who is this guy, he's good!'.

Will sort the recording over the weekend, haven't had time to check if it's ok yet.



hippy69 - 7/31/2009 at 01:45 PM

quote:
I picked up Susan's most recent CD after the show (Back To The River) which she graciously autographed for me ...


All you guys got your CDs signed, but I didn't bother with that. I got myself a kiss! Won't be washing my face for a while.

After asking I'm sorry to inform you guys she won't be coming on Saturday as she's not in town. As Martyn informed me earlier on in the night -- I'm shameless.


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HtoHe - 7/31/2009 at 09:12 PM

There's a terribly famous gastropub up Farringdon Road, if it's still open -The Eagle.
Several pubs nearer Farringdon Station, Three Compasses being one, I reckon they do food, probably.
Don't think I'll make it on Sat night tho', so someone else will have to shriek like a girl.

Good gig last night - agree on the Matt question - would have loved to see him get a couple more songs in - Any day had my vote


Bluenose - 7/31/2009 at 10:15 PM

Did any of you guys go to Arc Angels at Bush Hall? One or two of you look very familiar!


manitou - 7/31/2009 at 11:02 PM

hey we all look familiar. Grey hair + Allman t-shirts


harvey - 7/31/2009 at 11:19 PM

Hey ... I resemble that remark ...


Bluenose - 7/31/2009 at 11:31 PM

any of you remember speaking to a guy in a mule t-shirt outside bush hall? One of the amber ones, from 2005?

If so...hello, wish I'd known you at the time!


scotiadave - 8/2/2009 at 10:43 AM

quote:
Dave Yoke on guitar... I mean, he plays a red SG, with his fingers for the most part, into a Super Reverb... he played a lot of "Derek-like" licks. He's a very tidy guitar player for sure, but if DT's not going to be there my preference would be to hear someone completely different! Hope that doesn't sound harsh ...


Not harsh .... i could be a lot harsher. he spoilt it for me ... the derek imitating was ... embarasing .

Susan's and Ron's solo playing was sweet though


JimRudge - 8/2/2009 at 01:15 PM

Ok what happened to the UK peach-corp last night? At least Colin apologised for choosing Reading v Chelsea instead of the Rattlers' gig beforehand. Anyway y'all (apart from Keith (geordielad) and me) missed a good wee gig by the Snake Oil Rattlers. Good pub as well by the way if you are ever in the Farringdon area of London. Decor not the best, but good beer and a nice gantry of malts.




Shavian - 8/2/2009 at 06:10 PM

Sorry to have missed it but I'm in bed with flu symptoms!

I'll catch the Rattlers next time.


HtoHe - 8/2/2009 at 06:35 PM

B*gger - that's two gig's of theirs I've blown out - is the Betsey a regular-ish gig? Is there a next date planned?
I used to drink in there back in the 80's when it was full of Guardian printers, and it was always a nice boozer...


manitou - 8/2/2009 at 07:32 PM

Would like to have come along... family commitments and a severe lack of funds meant there was no way I was going out ! Like H2He says "Is this a regular venue" . Or anywhere else in London we'll try and get along and give you guys a bit of support!


manitou - 8/2/2009 at 07:34 PM

I'd like to take some photos too!


alans - 8/2/2009 at 09:07 PM

Glad you guys had a great time at Susans show. Wish I'd come now


manitou - 8/2/2009 at 09:39 PM

posted a couple of photos here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaconrun/
will get round to posting more soon


JimRudge - 8/3/2009 at 09:30 AM

Hey Al, Thanks for the link to your shots, some crackers there! - thought that Two Fingers of Firewater looked interesting, so checked out their myspace and saw that there was a Bristol gig in October. Typically, that particular Saturday is already booked! Need to catch them next time.


hippy69 - 8/6/2009 at 02:33 PM

quote:
Ok what happened to the UK peach-corp last night? At least Colin apologised for choosing Reading v Chelsea instead of the Rattlers' gig beforehand. Anyway y'all (apart from Keith (geordielad) and me) missed a good wee gig by the Snake Oil Rattlers. Good pub as well by the way if you are ever in the Farringdon area of London. Decor not the best, but good beer and a nice gantry of malts.


Thanks for coming down Jim (and Keith) too. I hope you enjoyed yourself. I heard a few screams from the front but was thinking they sounded a bit girlie for you. Thanks also for taking a taking a few pictures too. It's always nice to have record of the event. One day we'll have a proper publicity photo.

The Snakeoil Rattlers next gig is at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green on Friday 14th August. We'll probably go back to the straight acoustic sound on that one. Not because I don't think the dirty guitar sound worked (please tell me it did - I recall someone saying it made the songs sound more Southern) but I don't want to scare them.


JimRudge - 8/9/2009 at 04:42 PM

quote:


The Snakeoil Rattlers next gig is at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green on Friday 14th August. We'll probably go back to the straight acoustic sound on that one. Not because I don't think the dirty guitar sound worked (please tell me it did - I recall someone saying it made the songs sound more Southern) but I don't want to scare them.


Sound worked for me, Barry. But not having heard the straight acoustic sound, i have nothing to compare it to. Now about that accent you sing in.......... London via Texas!?

Next years Stars in Their Eyes, Barry will be............




Steve Earle! (he wishes!!)


hippy69 - 8/10/2009 at 01:11 PM

quote:

Next years Stars in Their Eyes, Barry will be............

Steve Earle! (he wishes!!)


Oooo you cad.

Here's the flyer for the show this coming Friday.


JimRudge - 8/13/2009 at 09:15 PM

Anyone else going to Pearl jam at the O2 next Tuesday (18th)? Keith (geordielad) is going with his partner as well. I'll be in the Slug&Lettuce beforehand. Hope to get there about 6-6:30, traffic and tube permitting. According to email from O2, Gomez are supporting 7.30 - 8.05 (too short IMO) and PJ will be on from 8.45 - 11.00pm.


Rasc - 8/14/2009 at 01:15 PM

Susan show up on Dime now for those of you who frequent such establishments:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=262144

Also the Matt Schofield show from Charlotte St Blues:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=258476


HtoHe - 8/14/2009 at 08:17 PM

I don't belieeeeeve it!!!

Been "offline" for a week log-in and find I'm sat here at home while the Snake Oil Rattlers are on stage in Bethnal Green - D'oh!!!

Next time maybe...


Shavian - 8/14/2009 at 09:01 PM

It's not an upcoming UK gig yet but Bela Fleck & The Flecktones are touring Europe in November.

I saw them last time and thought they were amazing. Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Futureman, Bela and original member Howard Levy rejoining on keyboards and harmonica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXHOyqHzupk&feature=related

Dates so far:

11.04.09 Dublin,
11.05.09 Barcelona
11.06.09 Cartagena

Also, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are playiing the Borderline on 8 December.





[Edited on 8/14/2009 by Shavian]


HtoHe - 8/14/2009 at 09:44 PM

Nice! Thanks for the heads up - saw Bela and the Flecktones a couple of times quite a few years ago and they were very good, be nice to see them again...


geordielad - 8/15/2009 at 11:08 AM

quote:
Anyone else going to Pearl jam at the O2 next Tuesday (18th)? Keith (geordielad) is going with his partner as well. I'll be in the Slug&Lettuce beforehand. Hope to get there about 6-6:30, traffic and tube permitting. According to email from O2, Gomez are supporting 7.30 - 8.05 (too short IMO) and PJ will be on from 8.45 - 11.00pm.


We'll be aiming to get to the Slug And Lettuce about that time Jim. U2 today. Andrea is bouncing off the ceiling at the thought of seeing both her favourite bands in the space of 4 days. I'd like to see Roky Erickson at the Forum on Thursday also but don't think my wallet/liver can take the strain.


Shavian - 8/16/2009 at 07:40 AM

This new-to-paperback book on the British Blues Boom looks like a must-read!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1906002002/ref=pe_5301_16532491_pe_ar_t1






[Edited on 8/16/2009 by Shavian]


slidejules - 8/18/2009 at 08:27 AM

Morning all! Quick pimp - got a couple of gigs this weekend if anyone's interested :-)

Saturday, we're headlining the Bentworth Blues Weekend, which is down the A3 near Alton (GU34 5RB) (link) - we're on 9.30 until 11 but there's a bunch of bands all through the weekend. It should be cool... good beer too!

Then on Sunday we're at The Red Lion on the High Street, Stevenage old town (SG1 3DW) - a very funky sweaty vibe to this gig. Fun!

Some youtube clips if you want to see what sort of music we play...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSKDLvAJspg&fmt=18 - for the abb link... ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWoQWsOwUQU&fmt=18 - something a bit heavier...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAjr7bCTQpE&fmt=18 - not quite so heavy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqLLVu46tgw&fmt=18 - and some blues...

Seeya! Jules


manitou - 8/24/2009 at 10:46 AM

Hey Jules.. excellent set at Bentworth!!
Got a few photos ,I'll try and stick them in the post for you.


manitou - 8/25/2009 at 08:32 PM

Any London or South East based Peachheads might like to check out Slidejules band here
http://www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk/abbeyfest/bluesshows.asp
A short set but its FREE!!! your chance to see our very own ABB style guitar player!!!


manitou - 8/25/2009 at 08:51 PM

that's Northsyde on between 7 -8 pm


hippy69 - 8/26/2009 at 01:10 PM

quote:
Any London or South East based Peachheads might like to check out Slidejules band here
http://www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk/abbeyfest/bluesshows.asp
A short set but its FREE!!! your chance to see our very own ABB style guitar player!!!


I'm not sure what I've got planned for the day on Sat, but I might very well pop down to this. Like you say it's free.


slidejules - 8/26/2009 at 08:27 PM

Hey Al - thanks for the pimping ;-) And hippy69 it's a fun way to spend an evening... there's usually quite a few people there each year... fingers crossed the weather will hold up... Come and say hello if you make it!

After us it's the Robin Bibi band... he plays some really very nice guitar too - good singer as well. Sort of SRV flavoured blues... worth coming along to watch!

Cya! - Jules


Shavian - 8/29/2009 at 09:30 AM

Just in case you missed the thread elsewhere, Stephen Stills is releasing a double CD of his Shepherds Bush Empire show on 27 October (Rhino B002KVSJFK).

According to Amazon, it's only available on import so it's a pricey £24.99.


JimRudge - 9/2/2009 at 11:57 AM

quote:
Just in case you missed the thread elsewhere, Stephen Stills is releasing a double CD of his Shepherds Bush Empire show on 27 October (Rhino B002KVSJFK).

According to Amazon, it's only available on import so it's a pricey £24.99.




Wait for it to be released and then buy via their marketplace traders - usually a lot cheaper for imports. Caiman have always provided great service if you can buy from them.


harvey - 9/2/2009 at 12:41 PM

quote:
quote:
Just in case you missed the thread elsewhere, Stephen Stills is releasing a double CD of his Shepherds Bush Empire show on 27 October (Rhino B002KVSJFK).

According to Amazon, it's only available on import so it's a pricey £24.99.




Wait for it to be released and then buy via their marketplace traders - usually a lot cheaper for imports. Caiman have always provided great service if you can buy from them.


At Barnes & Noble it is $24:49 ..... as usual cheaper over the pond ..... as Jim advised I think I will wait for this to come out and see who offers the best price then .....

Track listing is as follows:

Stephen Stills: Live At Shepherd's Bush
(recorded Sat 11th Oct 2008)

Acoustic Set:
01. Treetop Flyer
02. 4 + 20
03. Johnny’s Garden
04. Change Partners
05. Girl From The North Country
06. Blind Fiddler
07. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Electric Set:
01. Isn’t It About Time
02. Rock & Roll Woman
03. The Wrong Thing To Do
04. Wounded World
05. Bluebird
06. For What It’s Worth
07. Love The One You’re With


Ritchie - 9/2/2009 at 02:29 PM

quote:
It's not an upcoming UK gig yet but Bela Fleck & The Flecktones are touring Europe in November.

I saw them last time and thought they were amazing. Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Futureman, Bela and original member Howard Levy rejoining on keyboards and harmonica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXHOyqHzupk&feature=rela ted

Dates so far:

11.04.09 Dublin,
11.05.09 Barcelona
11.06.09 Cartagena


Bela Fleck - Dublin - November - CLASS!!


manitou - 9/2/2009 at 03:13 PM

Bela and the Flecktones are playing in London at the Barbican on the 15th of November. The very same night I have tickets for Deep Purple in Hammersmith... Doh!


absnj - 9/2/2009 at 08:48 PM

Howdy cross ponders... just got this news about Mark Knopfler, with some pre-sales for their UK gigs:

http://www.markknopfler.com/tour/


Sep 09, 09
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manitou - 9/2/2009 at 09:56 PM

thanks for that Alan.. mind you those Princes Trust tickets are £200!!!!


DerekFromCincinnati - 9/3/2009 at 04:53 AM

An off-the-wall question here- has anyone over there been to Spain or Morrocco and has come across a good authentic recipe for Spanish or Morroccan almond cream sauce, or know anyone who would?? Thanks.


Shavian - 9/3/2009 at 12:31 PM

quote:
Bela and the Flecktones are playing in London at the Barbican on the 15th of November. The very same night I have tickets for Deep Purple in Hammersmith... Doh!


Al - the Barbican show has a 3 pm manitou.....I mean matinee!

It's not just BF & F (the Barbican seemed a little large for them). It's part of the London Jazz Festival so you have Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White too.

I hate getting to/ from the Barbican and Sunday evening shows aren't too good either so Sunday afternoon works for me!


manitou - 9/3/2009 at 03:36 PM


"Al - the Barbican show has a 3 pm manitou.....I mean matinee!"

Ha! very good...

Don't think I'll manage to get to that gig, will have to make do with Deep Purple


manitou - 9/10/2009 at 06:56 PM

hi guys, bit previous but are any britpeaches going to Matt Schofield's live DVD recording on October 24th?
Just wondered if any London based peachheads might be up for offering me a lift? petrol money will be offered obviously!
http://www.high-barn.com/october.html
scroll down. says he's now based in Canada! News to me.


HtoHe - 9/12/2009 at 12:22 AM

Anyone else (not you Manitou) go to the Sam Hare gig tonight?
Kinda last minute for me but WELL worht it for the duel guitaring with Sam and Simon somebody-or-other
As Manitou said (no small compliment) "best twin guitars heard outside of NYC"!

Quality

Keep an eye out for any future gigs of theirs...I will be.


manitou - 9/12/2009 at 02:13 PM

That'll be Simon Law on the second guitar.They were very very good!


slidejules - 9/12/2009 at 02:33 PM

Glad to hear Sam Hare is back doing this kind of stuff. He's a good singer and a sweet guitar player - last I heard his band had broken up and he was moving into country stuff (or maybe it was singer songwritery type things - I forget - either way it was something different to electric blues...)

As for Oct 24th, Lorna and I might be able to help out with a lift - haven't got tickets yet though - are any still available? I heard it was sold out!

Later!

Jules


manitou - 9/12/2009 at 03:25 PM

Hey, Jules Moray has one spare ticket... think tickets are sold out, not sure..


slidejules - 9/24/2009 at 07:30 AM

Got a couple of gigs this weekend if anyone fancies some live music in this neck of the woods :-)

Saturday 26th Sept, 9pm start - Scratchers @ The Three Lions, Farncombe, nr Godalming, GU7 3HR

Sunday 27th Sept, music from 5, we're headlining about 8pm - Funkfest @ Liquid Nation, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ

Fun fun fun!


manitou - 9/24/2009 at 09:14 AM

Hey , Jules Moray and I may pop along on Sunday. Whats the venue like? Do we need to buy tickets?


Rasc - 9/24/2009 at 12:01 PM

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam at the Borderline next Thurs (7th Oct)

Bargain at £8 all in!


hippy69 - 9/25/2009 at 10:15 AM

Anyone going to see The Band of Heathens at the Borderline on Monday (26th Oct) at The Borderline? When they played earlier on in the year they were great . I think I heard that Jim is going to the Bristol show but I haven't heard any noise about the London show.

I'm also glad to announce that my band The Snakeoil Rattlers have not just one but two gigs coming up in a few weeks time.

The first Snakeoil Rattlers show will be on Saturday 10th October at The Gaff in Holloway (382 Holloway Road, London N7 6PN, Tel: 0207 6071555 http://www.myspace.com/thegaffclub). The closest tube is Holloway on the Piccadilly line. The evening starts 7.30pm and will also feature Penny Black Remedy, Buckshot Soup, and Ten Bears. Admission is £6.

After debuting our new 'electric' sound (think of the good ole Rattlers renegade country clamor with a bit of dirty Johnny Cash electric sounding guitar and you'll have an idea of what I'm on about. Or just ask Jim or Keith, they were both there) in August, The Snakeoil Rattlers will be returning to the scene of the crime with a show at The Betsey Trotwood (56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL Tel: 020 7253 4285 www.thebetsey.com) which is just up the road a piece from Farringdon tube, on Tuesday 13th October. It's part of the Snake Mountain Revue (don't you just love that name?) and admission is free but they'll be a voluntary shotgun sanctioned whip round at the end of the night. The show starts a 8pm and expect the Rattlers to be on about 9pm. It's hosted by Harrisburg and also appearing are Howl Griff.

We're currently playing as a three piece (Guitar, Dobro and Bass) as our mandolin player has gone his own way. If anyone is interested in joining the Rattlers on mando or knows someone that might, please drop me a line. BTW they'll have to do it more for love than money as we don't gross as much per show as the ABB. We do play Europe though - well London and it's surrounding areas anyhow. But would be open to play further a field.


Shavian - 9/27/2009 at 12:39 PM

Back so soon?!

Sonny Landreth at "Relentless Garage" (?!), Highbury Corner on Thu 12 November.

I wasn't that impressed last time, personally.


manitou - 9/28/2009 at 07:31 AM

Slidejules band Northsyde played Liquid Nation, Ladbroke Grove, last night.
Excellent stuff! A small but perfectly formed crowd watched Northsyde shake the foundatios of the Westway!
Any Euro/Brit peaches in need of a fix of some tasty guitar and bluesy funky rock music should keep an eye out for Northsyde gigs near you!


geordielad - 10/2/2009 at 09:58 PM

quote:


The first Snakeoil Rattlers show will be on Saturday 10th October at The Gaff in Holloway (382 Holloway Road, London N7 6PN, Tel: 0207 6071555 http://www.myspace.com/thegaffclub). The closest tube is Holloway on the Piccadilly line. The evening starts 7.30pm and will also feature Penny Black Remedy, Buckshot Soup, and Ten Bears. Admission is £6.




Yeah, I think I'll be at that show Barry. Been meaning to check out this new (very convenient) venue. Any idea what time the S.R. are playing as I'm not sure how much "renegade country" my visiting from Manchester girlfriend can handle?
Anybody going to see James McMurtry at the Borderline on Monday? I'll be looking forward to this if Ticketweb manage to deliver my ticket by then..........Ticket agencys!! Starting to hate em all!


ABBDutchFan - 10/3/2009 at 09:21 AM

Saw Dan Baird again last night over here in the Netherlands. Must have seen him at least a dozen times since 1987. Damn, he still delivers!!! And always having lot's of fun. Warner Hodges (from Jason & The Scorchers) is a great addition to Homemade Sin. Maybe only 40 or 50 people in the club but that didn't stop them from playing a high energy swat drenched 130 minutes show.


manitou - 10/7/2009 at 10:53 PM

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam at the Borderline
just got back, really good gig! Not sure why he's come back to the UK.. after playing with Warren Haynes!
Cant see him becoming big over here as he's far too good a musician to appeal to the run of the mill UK music fan.
Will post some of the photos I took on my flickr site


harvey - 10/7/2009 at 11:19 PM

Glad you had a great gig Al ... I am ultra pi$$ed off that I could not get up to Town for that one ... I really like Davy / BDS but had a Doc appointment which meant I couldn't make it ... grrr


hippy69 - 10/8/2009 at 11:20 AM

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The first Snakeoil Rattlers show will be on Saturday 10th October at The Gaff in Holloway (382 Holloway Road, London N7 6PN, Tel: 0207 6071555 http://www.myspace.com/thegaffclub). The closest tube is Holloway on the Piccadilly line. The evening starts 7.30pm and will also feature Penny Black Remedy, Buckshot Soup, and Ten Bears. Admission is £6.




Yeah, I think I'll be at that show Barry. Been meaning to check out this new (very convenient) venue. Any idea what time the S.R. are playing as I'm not sure how much "renegade country" my visiting from Manchester girlfriend can handle?


We're on at 8.30pm on Saturday. Be great to see you there.


manitou - 10/8/2009 at 09:27 PM

trying to put an article together for a review of Back Door Slam's gig last night. I dont know the names of the band apart from Davey.. any ideas?


harvey - 10/8/2009 at 11:08 PM

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trying to put an article together for a review of Back Door Slam's gig last night. I dont know the names of the band apart from Davey.. any ideas?


Davy Knowles (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin)
Steven Barci (Drums)
PK (Bass)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_Door_Slam


manitou - 10/9/2009 at 06:37 AM

cheers Colin, I think that info is out of date...... the band was a fourpiece with a keyboard player. I think they were from Seattle.


harvey - 10/9/2009 at 10:32 AM

Al ... if you scrolldown to the bottom of the Wikipedia page it gives the following:

"He is now on the road as Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, with PK (bass), Steven Barci (drums) and Ty Bailie (keys)."


manitou - 10/9/2009 at 01:15 PM

Cheers for that!


manitou - 10/9/2009 at 03:54 PM

Matt Schofield @ 100 club thursday...any one else going?


Shavian - 10/9/2009 at 05:33 PM

Oh yes!


harvey - 10/9/2009 at 06:05 PM

I am going to the Swindon gig the following Thursday (22nd) with Martyn and his brother Mal ... bit easier for me to get to during the week ...


manitou - 10/10/2009 at 12:20 PM

back door slam on bbc radio london.
interview and a couple of tracks.. nice to hear something decent on the radio for once!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p004lztp/Robert_Elms_09_10_2009/


manitou - 10/10/2009 at 12:22 PM

sorry ..........forgot the Back Door Slam interview is about 1.35.00 in to the programme!


JimRudge - 10/11/2009 at 09:13 PM

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I am going to the Swindon gig the following Thursday (22nd) with Martyn and his brother Mal ... bit easier for me to get to during the week ...


Wish I could join you guys, but I'm already booked to do my stewarding for "AfricaJazz" in Bristol that night. Hopefully I'll get to the Bath gig this Wednesday, but work might prevent that !

Any of you lot happen to be soul fans and going to see Raphael Saddiq next Monday (19th) at Shepherds Bush?


DerekFromCincinnati - 10/15/2009 at 09:07 PM

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New club in South London.. Bluegrass music inclined

Sutton Acoustic Music Club
07545326534
Sutton United Football Club,
Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey
BAR

Sunday 25th Oct – 8pm to 11pm - £5
Grassroots - Bluegrass Band from Kent
The Acoustic Astronauts plus other bands

Sunday 22nd Nov – 8pm to 11pm - £5
Home Brewed – Exciting Celtic Music from a Local Band
The Acoustic Astronauts plus other bands

Saturday 5th Dec – 7pm to 11pm - £10 in advance £12 on door
18th Annual Charity Concert for the RNLI
The Acoustic Astronauts
Monroes Revenge
plus many other bands at
The Riddell Hall, Deans Lane
Walton on the Hill, Surrey
Junction 8 of M25

Sunday 20th Dec – 8pm to 11pm - £5
Xmas Party
The Acoustic Astronauts plus other bands

Call for Floor Singer & Open Mic slots
www.sutton-acoustic.co.uk
Concessions for OAP's


manitou - 10/16/2009 at 12:06 PM

Hey Rasc! thanks for the Susan T 100 club recording, really,really nice.


manitou - 10/16/2009 at 12:09 PM

Any Matt Schofield and Geoff Achison fans can see a couple of photos i took last night at the 100 club, more to follow......
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaconrun/4016750784/


harvey - 10/16/2009 at 12:36 PM

Nice shots as always Al ... looking forwars to seeing Matt in Swindon next Thursday ...


manitou - 10/16/2009 at 12:56 PM

Thanks Colin! Matt was excellent last night. Band featured new bass player (to replace Jeff Walker) enjoy the gig!


Rasc - 10/16/2009 at 10:27 PM

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Hey Rasc! thanks for the Susan T 100 club recording, really,really nice.


My pleasure, glad you like it. Thursday's show sounding good as well.

Might see you in deepest Essex next Saturday after all.


Rasc - 10/16/2009 at 11:22 PM

By the way, remind me not to stand next to your bro' next time. Yelping like a severely wounded dog he is.....


manitou - 10/17/2009 at 11:02 AM

Yeah, sorry about him, mark... Mind you your recordings would sound the same without Moray's "Whoo..Hooo's!


HtoHe - 10/17/2009 at 03:00 PM

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By the way, remind me not to stand next to your bro' next time. Yelping like a severely wounded dog he is.....



Ouch! Harsh...but 100% accurate - sorry 'bout that!

Better try to keep myself under control at the High Barn gig next week or they'll chuck me out...


manitou - 10/17/2009 at 04:50 PM

WHOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


JimRudge - 10/30/2009 at 01:10 PM

New Joe Bonamassa dates for 2010. Won't be going, but I know many of you will be interested. Tix on sale 2nd November according to Planet Rock.

28 May - Hammersmith Apollo
30 May - Bournemouth International Centre
31 May - Birmingham NIA


Shavian - 11/1/2009 at 10:19 PM

Philippa has a family birthday lunch on Sunday 15 November so I have a spare ticket for the MATINEE show at the Barbican with Bela Fleck/ Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White.

Anyone interested for a nominal amount (or ticket to the Govt Mule private show!!!)?


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/1/2009 at 11:13 PM

John Scofield will be bringing his all-star Piety Street Band with George Porter Jr.,Jon Cleary and more your way this month;

11.08 Berlin, Germany
11.09 Ostrow Wiepolski, Poland
11.10 Uppsala, Sweden
11.11 Odense, Denmark
11.12 Bodoe, Norway
11.13 London, England - Queen Elizabeth Hall
11.14 Cartagena, Spain
11.15 Madrid, Spain

More detailed info on tour;

http://www.georgeporterjr.com/makecalendar.pl

More info on Sco and the Piety Street Band project here;

http://swampland.com/reviews/view/title:piety_street


HtoHe - 11/4/2009 at 01:29 PM

Matt Schofield Xmas gig at Charlotte Street Blues (23 December) Tix on sale NOW!!!

Supposed to his band plus some extra bits thrown in.



Rasc - 11/4/2009 at 11:50 PM

I'll be there of course.

May as well make the most of Matt in small places before we lose him to the US now he's signed that new agency deal. He's sure to turn a few heads over the pond.


Rasc - 11/4/2009 at 11:53 PM

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John Scofield will be bringing his all-star Piety Street Band with George Porter Jr.,Jon Cleary and more your way this month;

11.13 London, England - Queen Elizabeth Hall



I'd be up for that if I didn't already have gigs lined up for the 12th, 14th, 15th & 17th. A man's gotta rest occasionally!


harvey - 11/5/2009 at 05:11 PM

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Matt Schofield Xmas gig at Charlotte Street Blues (23 December) Tix on sale NOW!!!

Supposed to his band plus some extra bits thrown in.





Would have liked to be there but it is our works Xmas dinner that day ...


Shavian - 11/5/2009 at 06:29 PM

I know it's not the right board but has anyone in the UK who ordered Beacon CDs received them yet?

PS - forget it. Arrived today! Woo hoo!!



[Edited on 11/5/2009 by Shavian]


hippy69 - 11/10/2009 at 02:32 PM

I'm pleased to inform you that my band The Snakeoil Rattlers have just confirmed with the promoters a cracking show opening for Ours frontman and friend of the late Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Gnecco. The show will be on Wednesday 18th November at the Underbelly which is underneath the uber-trendy Zigfrid bar in Hoxton (11 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, Tel: 020 7613 1988). The closest tube is Old Street. Also on bill is Cape Fear (Stereophonics type rock) and two another great bands. The Rattlers will be on stage at 7pm.

The admission price for the show is £8 but if you email me (info@snakeoilrattlers.co.uk) or just reply to this, your name I'll get you in for the special Snakeoil Rattlers irregular price of £6 which is a pretty great deal for the line-up you'll be seeing.

I've also been informed that A&R representatives from Sony will be in attendance along with a few hotshot agents. This may be a career breaking opportunity for the Rattlers so please try and show your support. Remember we're on at 7pm sharp right before Jimmy Gnecco.

Hope to see you all there and remember to email me if you want to be on the cheap ticket list.


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/14/2009 at 10:09 PM

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CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2010 TICKETS SELLING WELL AS MORE ACTS ADDED TO THE BILL

Celtic Connections
14th – 31st January 2010
Sponsored by ScottishPower

Ticket sales for Celtic Connections 2010 are going well, with festival fans snapping up tickets faster than ever before. Top selling shows so far include The Chieftains with Ry Cooder (which has only a few remaining tickets), Natalie Merchant & Lúnasa and the popular Transatlantic Sessions concerts.

Celtic Connections 2010, which runs from 14th – 31st January and is sponsored by ScottishPower, was launched on 20th October, and since then Artistic Director Donald Shaw has added a host of top acts to the bill. Programme additions include:

Acclaimed bluegrass acts Blue Highway and Alecia Nugent will celebrate the 40th anniversary of US label Rounder Records in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 19th January.

Glasgow-based indie label Chemikal Underground also celebrates a milestone at the 2010 festival with an all-star line-up assembling for its 15th birthday bash at the O2 ABC Glasgow. The line-up, which has just been announced, features label founders and former members of The Delgados Alun Woodward (aka Lord Cut Glass) and Emma Pollock, as well as Aidan Moffat, Bill Wells, Adrian Crowley, Zoey Van Goey plus some special guests. The night also sees the first performance by The Unwinding Hours, a new outfit born from the ashes of Aereogramme, featuring Craig B and Iain Cook.

A string of high profile names have been added to the bill for Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake with Teddy Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock, Krystle Warren, Lisa Hannigan and Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch joining Danny Thompson, Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside to pay tribute to the late musical icon at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 20th January.

The frontman of the Mercury-nominated avant-pop outfit Guillemots, Fyfe Dangerfield, showcases music from his debut solo release Fly Yellow Moon (due out in January) with a gig on 20th January, with support coming from Oxford band Stornoway.

Two new shows have been added to the programme at City Halls, with Portuguese band Deolinda taking to the stage on 29th January, and a triple bill featuring Grace, Hewat & Polwart, Diana Jones and Rachel Harrington on 30th January.

The Celtic Connections Opening Concert, which sees Jim Sutherland’s True North Orchestra perform excerpts from the composer’s epic Aisling’s Children, will also feature short taster performances by artists appearing later in the festival, including Maura O’Connell, Kathleen MacInnes, Carlos Núñez, Lau and The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.

BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson will be joined by an eclectic mix of local figures for the festival’s series of lunchtime discussions, including Pat Kane and Ricky Ross, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Jack McConnell and Duncan Bannatyne.

Listings updates: The Dan Tyminski Band will no longer perform at City Halls on 30th January, however Dan Tyminski will still appear in both nights of Transatlantic Sessions. Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will now perform at the O2 ABC Glasgow on Wednesday 27th instead of Òran Mór on Thursday 28th

Celtic Connections 2010 runs from Thursday 14th to Sunday 31st January and comprises approximately 300 concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events and late night sessions taking place over 18 days in 14 venues across Glasgow.

The focal point of Celtic Connections is the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where every available space is utilised during the festival, from workshops in the foyers to performances by world-class artists in the Main Auditorium. Elsewhere in Glasgow, venues such as O2 ABC Glasgow, The Tron, Òran Mór, The Classic Grand, City Halls and festival fans’ favourite the Old Fruitmarket will all play host to Celtic Connections events, whilst the legendary Celtic Connections Festival Club will be held in the The Art School.

Celtic Connections 2010 tickets are on sale now and can be booked: Online www.celticconnections.com By phone 0141 353 8000




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HEADWATER

November UK tour


18th

The Bluebell Inn, Saffron Walden, Essex

19th

The Maze, Nottingham

21st

The Blue Coconut, Blakewood, Sussex


Hearing Headwater is like listening to the West Coast of Canada in song. Freewheeling, fierce, sentimental and sexy, the Vancouver, B.C., quartet has earned its reputation as one of the finest acoustic roots groups around the old-fashioned way.

Since forming in 2001, the group has logged in thousands of kilometres criss-crossing Western Canada and playing to anyone and everyone willing to give it some love. With hooks, driving rhythms, adventurous steel guitar and mandolin solos, and beautiful three-part vocal harmonies all featured in tight, concise under four-minute songs, they found fans fast. Or they roped them in at first, street busking before gigs rather than hanging out waiting for crowds to come to them.

Headwater Matt Bryant - guitar, mandolin, vocals. Jonas Shandel - guitar, banjo, vocals. Patrick Metzger - upright bass, vocals. Tim Tweedale - steel guitars




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MORE GREAT RARITIES FROM THE

BRITISH ARCHIVE OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Almost 300 Titles Now Available On CD

For those country music enthusiasts and historians seeking rare material, BACM Records has proven itself an invaluable source of supply.

With several years production to its' credit, the BACM now boasts a catalogue of almost 300 cds, presenting a wide cross-section of country music's diverse realms - from old timey to Grand Ole Opry acts, fiddle bands to western swing, and singing cowboys to country comedians alongside mixtures of hillbilly, bluegrass and gospel, with the recording sources taking in Nashville, Dallas and Chicago, the East and West Coasts and several other U.S. locations (not forgetting several artists that recorded in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada!).

Equally varied are the artists and take in both famous names as well as those possibly only qualifying for a footnote in the history of country music but all enjoying, at one time or another, regular record releases - now revived and presented to new audiences eager to take a trip in the music's past.

Among the recent releases, there's been collections from artists who would be well known to country music fans, including The Browns, June Carter, Cowboy Copas, Jimmy Dean, Webb Pierce, Jean Shepard, Sue Thompson, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb, Justin Tubb, Wilburn Brothers and Tex Williams while Gene Autry, Monte Hale, Tex Ritter and Roy Rogers are among those who developed their popularity via Hollywood and the Singing Cowboys, alongside the relatively unknown Deuce Spriggins, ex-member of Spade Cooley's western swing band, also frequently seen on screen. Hugh Cross and Buell Kazee are just two artists from the 1920s and '30s, Jimmy Long, Bob Miller, Eddie Miller and Leon Payne are among the songwriters who have cds available and the international recording scene is represented by such as the LeGarde Twins, Tim McNamara and Reg Lindsay, all hailing from "down under". Cowboys and Western Songs also have a healthy showing with such exponents as the Jules Allen, Bar X Cowboys, Art Dickson, Tex Fletcher, Oklahoma Ed Moody and Jimmy Newill & his Texas Ramblers.

In addition, BACM has several various artists compilations on offer, ranging from country music to be found in various record vaults (inc. 4 Star, Capitol, Columbia, King, MGM, Mercury, OKeh, Panachord and Vocalion) to regional areas ("Southeastern Swing Bands" and "South of the Border"). There's also a number of value-for-money, low priced samplers, providing excellent tasters for record buyers wanting to seek out artists and bands hitherto unfamiliar to them.

BACM release three cds each month: the next releases - set for early December - are compilations by Merle Travis & Tex Ann, Betty Amos and The Tennessee Ramblers.

BACM Records was created by collector/archivist David Barnes and stalwart country musician Brian Golbey, and is an offshoot of Barnes’ British Archive of Country Music, a vast museum of around 300,000 country music recordings and artefacts that matured out of his exhaustive 60 year personal collection. The archive has a database with 30,000 artists & musicians on file plus over 450,000 Country song titles and is available to the media, record, TV & film producers, serious collectors and university students.

The archive has not only played a small part in the conservation of these recordings but hopefully, says Barnes, “will also prove enjoyable and educational to all those that hear the music”. It was such objectives that led to the creation of the BACM label.

Each cd has 25, or more, tracks and comes with booklets featuring biography information penned by much respected country music historians, journalists and writers. All cds are available from the British Archive of Country Music, post free, and each cost £10.00 (UK), $16.00 (USA) or €14.00 (Europe).

A full listing of the BACM titles can be found on the website http://bacm.users.btopenworld.com. Catalogues are available from the British Archive of Country Music (address below) - please enclose a first class stamp when requesting a catalogue.

For more information, and details of a special deal for preferential customers, please contact David Barnes at B.A.C.M., 451 Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9JX. phone - 01304 205000; email - dave@bacountrymusic.fsnet.co.uk






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FRETS OLD & NEW – 294 Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, England, L99BZ – Tel:0151 474 6343 fretsoldnew@blueyonder.co.uk www.fretsoldandnew.com our top UK Bluegrass Store highly recommended by the Scottish Bluegrass Association.



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Fiddle & Banjo Duo Allison Williams & Chance McCoy

bringing Appalachian music to the UK in May 2010

Chance McCoy is a West Virginia champion fiddler, and Allison Williams played banjo for several years in the Forge Mountain Diggers, with Freight Hoppers fiddler David Bass. Chance and Allison have been performing together since their debut on BBC television in January, live in London at the Folk America series. You can see video of that performance (with a backing band) here: http://youtube.com/allisonwilliamsmusic

To book them in your town, contact:

info@allisonwilliamsmusic.com You can also listen to them on their MySpace pages:

http://myspace.com/chancemccoy http://myspace.com/allisonwilliamsmusic

If anyone is interested in booking them for workshops, dances, or concerts, they'd like to hear from you.



NickQuaeck1 - 11/15/2009 at 07:26 PM

Hi Derek - hope you'r well
Celtic Connections - yeah, what a great event although urban Glasgow is hardly North Carolina!! Got my tickets already for Tom Russell, Slaid Cleaves and the awesome Daryl Anger/Mike Marshall. Its these guys I was hoping to see this year at Merlefest. No Rhiannon either.
Can't hang around for Ry Cooder & Chieftains. Shame.
Aly & Jerry Douglas are taking the Transatlantic Sessions down to Manchester the following week. Booked to see them there. Should be a blast as ever.
Nick


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/15/2009 at 07:45 PM

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Hi Derek - hope you'r well
Celtic Connections - yeah, what a great event although urban Glasgow is hardly North Carolina!! Got my tickets already for Tom Russell, Slaid Cleaves and the awesome Daryl Anger/Mike Marshall.


Doing good, Nick. Hopefully life is sweet on the island your way. Cool on Darol Anger and Mike Marshall. Those two are amazing together. The Cheiftains and Ry Cooder would be awesome, but anytime you can see Jerry and Aly get-together on the Transatlantic deal and do their thing, it is sweet as well. Pass on a howdy for Darol and JD is you talk to them. Have fun.


JimRudge - 11/16/2009 at 10:29 AM

Gary Moore at Islington Academy. Great to be able to see him in such an intimate venue, pity about the support act though! The pennies can't stretch to another midweek London trip though. Didn't read this until this morning as it was in my spam, tix went on sale Friday 13th, so good luck as it is a small venue.

PLANET ROCK XMAS PARTY - 02/12/09
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the legendary GARY MOORE will be headlining a very special Planet Rock Xmas Gig on 2nd December at the O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMY.
Joining Moore as his special guests will be Justin Hawkins' latest outfit Hot Leg. The former Darkness front man and his band bring their high energy 'man rock' to the O2 Academy for one night only. Spandex and air-guitar at the ready!
Finally, kick starting our show will be fine new rockers the Hovercraft Pirates.
We're charging a bargain £18 for tickets this year literally to cover our costs, but for that you will get three great bands and a packed evening of hard-rocking fun.
Here are the details:
Date: 2nd December
Venue: O2 Academy Islington
Doors: 7pm
Price: £18
Tickets On Sale: Friday 9am
CLICK HERE TO BUY:
http://www.seetickets.com/see/event.asp?filler1=see&n|showname=coming&a mp;showname=planet%20rock%20xmas%20gig&filler2=&filler3=id1prock&am p;orderby=date



harvey - 11/18/2009 at 01:52 PM

Just scored myself some tickets in O2 pre-sales for a couple of gigs next year ...

Sunday April 11th @ Wembley Arena = BAD COMPANY ~ Row 9 just left of centre

Saturday Sept 25th @ O2 Arena = MOODY BLUES ~ Row 16 just right of centre

Pretty pleased with those ... two of my old favourite bands ...


Shavian - 11/18/2009 at 07:08 PM

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Saturday Sept 25th




What!!!! That's the day before my birthday.........and I've just had one!!!!


harvey - 11/18/2009 at 08:10 PM

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Saturday Sept 25th




What!!!! That's the day before my birthday.........and I've just had one!!!!




22 next year is it?


hippy69 - 11/19/2009 at 02:53 PM

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Saturday Sept 25th @ O2 Arena = MOODY BLUES ~ Row 16 just right of centre


A show nearly a year away with tickets bought in a pre-sale (bought I'm guessing as soon as they went live) and you only managed row 16. Call me a cynic but what do you reckon that the first 15 are being held back so the O2 can charge silly money for them?

It's hard being a real fan when you can't get the best seats. It's all wrong.


harvey - 11/19/2009 at 07:00 PM

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Saturday Sept 25th @ O2 Arena = MOODY BLUES ~ Row 16 just right of centre


A show nearly a year away with tickets bought in a pre-sale (bought I'm guessing as soon as they went live) and you only managed row 16. Call me a cynic but what do you reckon that the first 15 are being held back so the O2 can charge silly money for them?

It's hard being a real fan when you can't get the best seats. It's all wrong.


I hear where you are coming from Barry ... but to be honest ... I am pretty happy to be down on the floor just 16 rows from the stage in a 20,000 seat stadium ... I have only ever managed to get seats up in the balconies previously ... and you need a pilots licence to fly in some of those seats


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/20/2009 at 12:54 AM

So, my Cross Pond Peeps, did Ireland get ripped off???


manitou - 11/20/2009 at 07:30 AM

Yeah, Cheatin' Frenchies


hippy69 - 11/20/2009 at 11:29 AM

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Saturday Sept 25th @ O2 Arena = MOODY BLUES ~ Row 16 just right of centre


A show nearly a year away with tickets bought in a pre-sale (bought I'm guessing as soon as they went live) and you only managed row 16. Call me a cynic but what do you reckon that the first 15 are being held back so the O2 can charge silly money for them?

It's hard being a real fan when you can't get the best seats. It's all wrong.


I hear where you are coming from Barry ... but to be honest ... I am pretty happy to be down on the floor just 16 rows from the stage in a 20,000 seat stadium ... I have only ever managed to get seats up in the balconies previously ... and you need a pilots licence to fly in some of those seats


Yeah I've seen those seats up there and thought "not on my life and especially without a harness". Row 16 is pretty good and means you don't have to look up or keep looking left and right all the time.

For 3 months I worked as a ticket agent and it's a lot to do with the seating allocation for that ticket outlet. Some have better than others. You just need to find the one that has the best. I know in theatres the first 2 or 3 rows are held by the venue. With a couple of seats put aside for guests. A few years back I got 4th row centre tickets for Skynyrd by going to the Hammersmith Odeon box office and the on-sale was about 2 weeks before (the best ticketmaster had was off to the side somewhere). Plus because I paid by cash I wasn't screwed by a booking fee either. For the Hammi it's a little bit different now as HMV run it and have their own online booking system (so as a rule you should get better tix than Ticketmaster).

It's easy for me to do this as I live in central London, but from personal and professional experience in the trade here's a few rules. If you can go to the venue and pay cash then do it (just be aware that sometimes the booking office doesn't open until 10am though). For theatre tix (unless they have a special deal with the venue. Back in the day Ticketmaster used to have deals with about 12 in London.) the booking agent will charge you a 25% service charge plus postage. So have a look on the theatre website to see if they have their own booking system to get around this. Also remember that the concert venue or theatre box office probably has it's a telephone line so call them as they may be able to sell you tickets over the phone. They can only say "no" at worst and they're normally very nice as they're bored and it's a change to talk to someone. If the venue has it's own online booking system then use that as you've got more chance of getting better tickets. Some venues have connected booking systems and will not charge a booking fee. In London you can go to the Jazz Cafe booking office and buy tix for all HMV venues in London (The Forum, The Borderline, The Garage, The Hammi (The Dominion used to sell tix for here too, but I'm not sure if that's still the case)) and the same if you go to an O2 Academy venue (Islingtion, Brixton, Shepherds Bush. Not sure if they do the O2 Arena yet). But lastly, if like Colin you get a presale for your favourite band, forget all the above and just bite the bullet as you know you'll hate yourself if you don't. Hell I've done it, and wasn't even upset when a guy at the Beacon told be he got his 3rd row tic from the venue box office. Sometimes it's better to be safe than sorry.


hippy69 - 12/7/2009 at 01:02 PM

I know this is a little bit short notice side but I thought I'd let you know that my band The Snakeoil Rattlers will next be playing on Tuesday 8th December at South of the Border which is in the basement of El Paso (350-354 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NQ, Telephone: 020 7739 4202, www.elpasohoxton.com/sotb.php). The closest tube is Old Street . The evening starts at 8pm and will also feature Jonnygonehome and JD Smith. Admission is £5 but if you print out the attached below and bring it along you'll get in for £4. We're on stage at 8.45pm.


JimRudge - 12/27/2009 at 10:03 PM

Skynyrd back on these shores in March - 4 Birmingham, 5 Cardiff, 6 London, 8 Manchester, 9 Glasgow.

More Bonamassa in May - 28th London Apollo, 29 Rotherham, 30th Bournemouth, 31st Birmingham


Shavian - 12/27/2009 at 10:52 PM

And John Butler Trio in April.

Thursday, April 8th 2010 - Dublin Olympia Theatre
Friday, April 9th 2010 - Glasgow Academy
Saturday, April 10th 2010 - Manchester Academy
Monday, April 12th 2010 - Southampton Guildhall
Wednesday, April 14th 2010 - London Hammersmith Apollo


scotiadave - 12/29/2009 at 12:26 PM

Hammersmith? Wow, how did they get to play there? Didn't realise they were that well known. I'm out of touch .....


Rasc - 12/29/2009 at 04:09 PM

You're not out of touch, they're not well known. Like many bands from that neck of the woods they can fill the major London venues by virtue of the sheer amount of Australians over here.


Shavian - 1/21/2010 at 07:15 PM

Les Claypool - Moko (Mornington Cresc tube) on 8 March.

Also,

3/10 Zurich, Abart
3/11 Milan, Alkatraz
3/12 Bologna, Estragon
3/13 Treviso, New Age
3/15 Munich, 59:1
3/16 Vienna, Flex
3/17 Berlin, Lido
3/18 Hamburg, Knust
3/20 Koln, Gebaude
3/21 – 3/23 Amsterdam, Jam In The Dam


JimRudge - 1/29/2010 at 04:09 PM

Dan Baird at the Borderline Monday 26 July. No support - early start, according to his website. Think I may need to be there. No listing on Mean Fiddler site yet.


ABBDutchFan - 1/29/2010 at 06:32 PM

quote:
Dan Baird at the Borderline Monday 26 July. No support - early start, accordthing to his website. Think I may need to be there. No listing on Mean Fiddler site yet.


I've seen Dan Baird approx 10 times since 1987 and he never plays a dissapointing set. Always in a great mood and enjoying being on stage. Size of the crowd doesn't bother him. Saw him a few months ago in a poorly filled small club in the netherlands and it was one of the best shows i saw him play. He will return to that venue later this year and i surely will be going again.
Go see him if you can! I'm not sure if the guitarist of Jason & The Scorchers, W. Hodges (spelling?), is still in his band but he made a great addition. But apparantly there's a Jason & The Scorchers reunion tour as well...


ABBDutchFan - 1/29/2010 at 06:34 PM

Ah, and happy happy joy joy: we just bought our Clapton & Winwood tickets for the Antwerp, Belgium gig in may.


manitou - 1/29/2010 at 10:08 PM

Back Door slam at the 100 club 9th Feb..
H2HE and I will be there if any of you guys are going


HtoHe - 1/30/2010 at 06:26 PM

Short notice - but Sam Hare's Soul Junction @ Charlotte St Blues tonight (9.30-10.30) - hopefully some nice twin guitar action with Sam and Simon Law


HtoHe - 1/31/2010 at 08:29 AM

quote:
- hopefully some nice twin guitar action with Sam and Simon Law


Indeed we did! Awesome stuff - if you get a chance to catch these guys live do so - rarer than hen's teeth over here to get to see two guitarists who can play together / off each other at all, even more so two who are able to do it so well.

Spent most of the gig grinning like an idiot...


manitou - 1/31/2010 at 09:47 AM

Totally agree with HtoHe. They were excellent. Well worth seeing, guitar interplay is hair on the neck standing up good
(Will post a pic or two eventually)


Shavian - 1/31/2010 at 09:57 AM

quote:
Back Door slam at the 100 club 9th Feb..


I'd be up for that!

I've never seen - or even heard - them.


manitou - 1/31/2010 at 12:18 PM

a pic of Soul Junction (sam hare and simon law guitar heaven)



manitou - 1/31/2010 at 07:25 PM

Rasc, Harvey , Shavian and the rest of the brit peaches, you got to see these guys


Shavian - 1/31/2010 at 09:35 PM

19 Feb 2010 21:00 ’Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar, Angel Islington, London
12 Mar 2010 20:00 Charlotte Street Blues, Goodge St, London, London

I'll try to catch one of these, Al!


Rasc - 1/31/2010 at 10:28 PM

quote:
Rasc, Harvey , Shavian and the rest of the brit peaches, you got to see these guys



Will do, probably would have come if I'd have had more than an afternoon's notice!

See you at Back Door Slam anyway.


manitou - 1/31/2010 at 11:02 PM

oops not sure where that other photo went! here it is


geordielad - 1/31/2010 at 11:10 PM

quote:
19 Feb 2010 21:00 ’Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar, Angel Islington, London
12 Mar 2010 20:00 Charlotte Street Blues, Goodge St, London, London

I'll try to catch one of these, Al!


Round Midnight Jazz and Blues Bar??? Where's that Gordon? Never heard of it, Just doon the road from me too.


manitou - 1/31/2010 at 11:29 PM

"Round Midnight Jazz and Blues Bar??? Where's that Gordon? Never heard of it, Just doon the road from me too."

Its a pub basically.. went there back in October last year.....was free. Not any more
Its on a corner almost opposite the Angel Tube station


hippy69 - 2/2/2010 at 02:01 PM

quote:
quote:
19 Feb 2010 21:00 ’Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar, Angel Islington, London
12 Mar 2010 20:00 Charlotte Street Blues, Goodge St, London, London

I'll try to catch one of these, Al!


Round Midnight Jazz and Blues Bar??? Where's that Gordon? Never heard of it, Just doon the road from me too.


It's the old Agricultural pub at the Angel end of Chapel Market. Shame I'm going to be out of town that weekend otherwise i would have met up with you boys and gone to that. I only live down the road and have been itching for a chance to go in there for ages.

If any one is interested by band The Snakeoil Rattlers will be playing at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green (21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL, Tel: 020 8983 3624 http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk/gallery-cafe/gallery-cafe) on Friday 5th February. We'll be playing acoustically and are joined on the bill by our good friends The Jolenes and another band called Muleskinner Blues. The evening starts at 8pm and admission is free. The closest tube is Bethnal Green.

In March we're playing on a Southern Rock bill at the 100 Club but I'll put together a separate post for that.


JimRudge - 2/3/2010 at 01:50 PM

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band ft. Lou Ann Barton Thursday 3rd June SB Empire. O2 presale on now, general sale Saturday 6th. Would love to go to this but a combination of circumstances has left me rooked this month already. Hopefully it will not sell out too quickly!



NickQuaeck1 - 2/3/2010 at 05:56 PM

Thanks for the heads up Jim. Love this guy and hopefully still the same band with George Rains [drums] and Bill Wills on the B3. Saw Jimmy with Boz Scaggs' band in San Francisco October as part of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival...he was brilliant as ever.
nick


JimRudge - 2/6/2010 at 10:39 PM

Buddy Guy @ SB Empire Monday 5th July + Manchester Bridgewater 4th July
Walter Trout @ SB Empire 15th October + loads more October UK including Cheese & Grain http://www.waltertrout.com/tour.php

Both SBush dates on sale now.


NickQuaeck1 - 2/7/2010 at 01:28 PM

Got my Jimmy Vaughan tickets.......can't wait.


manitou - 2/8/2010 at 12:52 PM

Are we all going to Back Door Slam tomorrow? looking forward to it!


Shavian - 2/8/2010 at 01:08 PM

I am!

No idea what to expect (but it was only £8!).


harvey - 2/8/2010 at 01:16 PM

Can't make it I'm afraid ... wish I could ... but I am so busy at work at the moment that midweek gigs in London are out of the question ...

Hope they play some more gigs somewhere nearby at a weekend ...

Gordon ... if you haven't heard anything by Davy Knowles you are in for a treat ... and £8 is a real bargain ... I would gladly pay £18 ...

Hope you have a great time guys ... and get some good pics Al ...


harvey - 2/10/2010 at 08:24 AM

Reviews please guys ... let me know what I missed ...


Shavian - 2/10/2010 at 07:01 PM

Wow! Very pleasantly surprised.

Very tight three-piece, bags of energy, hi-tempo playing (although Davey likes his volume swells too!).

Set included Rory Gallagher's Messin' With the Kid, CSNY's Almost Cut My Hair, Fleetwood Mac's Oh Well Pt 1, and a very ABB arrangement of YDLM. I think that's all the covers, but stand to be corrected.

Big crowd - bigger than Matt, bigger than Susan, similar to Ian Siegal.

Look forward to seeing them again and watching them develop. Colin - have you thought that, with all these young guns coming through, we could be gigging into our 80s?!!!!!




manitou - 2/10/2010 at 07:08 PM

for you Gordon!


Shavian - 2/10/2010 at 07:11 PM

Cheers, Al !!


harvey - 2/11/2010 at 08:53 AM

quote:
Colin - have you thought that, with all these young guns coming through, we could be gigging into our 80s?!!!!!



That's what I have planned ... just don't know how to tell Jan


harvey - 2/11/2010 at 08:56 AM

... and thanks for the review Gordon ... I knew you would enjoy them ... I highly recommend the first album ...

... and thanks for the picture Al ... great quality as usual ...

Really wish I could have been there ... if any of you get a heads up on further gigs in the south please let me know ...


harvey - 2/24/2010 at 02:14 PM

CROSBY STILLS & NASH
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
SAT 3rd JULY & SUN 4th JULY 2010

You can book pre-sale tickets through Bookings Direct NOW ... two days before the general on-sale ... just click the link ...

http://www.seetickets.com/bookingsdirect/?a=crosby+stills+%26+nash


harvey - 2/24/2010 at 05:01 PM

Scored a couple of seats in Row 11 - right of centre ...


scotiadave - 2/24/2010 at 08:35 PM

good score


ABBDutchFan - 2/24/2010 at 10:18 PM

quote:
CROSBY STILLS & NASH
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
SAT 3rd JULY & SUN 4th JULY 2010

You can book pre-sale tickets through Bookings Direct NOW ... two days before the general on-sale ... just click the link ...

http://www.seetickets.com/bookingsdirect/?a=crosby+stills+%26+nash





I gonna catch them one week later at the Bospop Festival in Weert, Netherlands.
On 10 july they will play this festival and also John Fogerty will be a headliner.


Shavian - 2/24/2010 at 11:04 PM

Too pricey for me!


JimRudge - 2/25/2010 at 03:11 PM

quote:
Too pricey for me!


And me, Gordon. Is this our Scots upbringing coming out? Not many bands/artists I'd pay £75 + bf to see and CSN ain't one of them!


Shavian - 2/25/2010 at 03:28 PM

I'm afraid Messrs Crosby & Nash don't cut it any more and charging those prices for two nights at the RAH is a hell of a golden handshake!





harvey - 2/26/2010 at 08:21 AM

quote:
quote:
Too pricey for me!


And me, Gordon. Is this our Scots upbringing coming out? Not many bands/artists I'd pay £75 + bf to see and CSN ain't one of them!


The more expensive tickets on offer were for the Logia boxes ... my Row 11 arena tickets were £71 including all fees ... and as both myself and Janet are big fans of CSN I didn't think that was too much to pay ...

With redundancy / early retirement looming at the end of this year I am determined to see as many old favourites as I can while I can still afford it ...


Shavian - 2/26/2010 at 01:45 PM

Good for you, Colin!

When's that road trip to Macon going to happen?!!!


harvey - 2/26/2010 at 04:03 PM

Probably 2012 for my 60th birthday present ...


Shavian - 3/18/2010 at 06:30 PM

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam at Bush Hall (Shepherds Bush) on Wed 7 April. £8.

Robin Trower, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Saturday Sep 18. £19.50.




[Edited on 3/19/2010 by Shavian]


Shavian - 3/25/2010 at 11:55 PM

Good set by the Snakeoil Rattlers at the "legendary" 100 Club tonight.

Not sure about the drums, tbh. Drowned out the subtlety of the mandolin and lapsteel guitar.

Sadly, I didn't hang around beyond two numbers by Elias T Whatever. Heavy Metal rubbish.

Oh, and I bought a SR EP!!


PS Barry - What are the 100 Club dressing rooms like? As grim as you would expect?!!



hippy69 - 3/26/2010 at 02:31 PM

quote:
Good set by the Snakeoil Rattlers at the "legendary" 100 Club tonight.

Not sure about the drums, tbh. Drowned out the subtlety of the mandolin and lapsteel guitar.

Sadly, I didn't hang around beyond two numbers by Elias T Whatever. Heavy Metal rubbish.

Oh, and I bought a SR EP!!

PS Barry - What are the 100 Club dressing rooms like? As grim as you would expect?!!



You'll be happy that there's no drums on the EP. I too was expecting Elias T Hoth to be more southern since ASR champion them all the time. MelenHeadMan after them were more southern in a rock and roll way. Complete with girl backing singer.

Thanks for coming down though. The "dressing room" was about 3 feet wide with a big long mirror and loads of graffiti. I'll see if I can find a picture for you. Playing the harmonica there last night was a fulfillment of a 20 year old dream!


geordielad - 3/26/2010 at 05:47 PM

Wish I could have made it last night but all my spare cash is going towards next months Wanee/New Orleans trip. Next time hopefully.


JimRudge - 3/26/2010 at 11:32 PM

quote:
Probably 2012 for my 60th birthday present ...


That works in perfectly with my 3-year cycle plan for Stateside ABB visits!


hippy69 - 3/30/2010 at 03:33 PM

quote:
PS Barry - What are the 100 Club dressing rooms like? As grim as you would expect?!!



Here you go. It's nearly as grim as the faces.


hippy69 - 4/30/2010 at 01:23 PM

If you bored this weekend I'm playing a solo acoustic set (with a little help from Slim the Snakeoil Rattlers Mandolin player) at the Charlotte Street Blues Bar (74 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QH Tel: 0207 580 0113 www.charlottestblues.com) on Sunday 2nd May. It's free and there's a few other acts that'll be performing. The music starts at 7pm and I'm told I'm on around 8pm. If you need more convincing they sell Dixie beer and large plethora of American whiskies.


ABBDutchFan - 5/1/2010 at 05:51 PM

If you like rock & roll with a twang, revved up country with a high energy punk edge i can strongly recommend checking out Jason And The Scorchers. Saw them last night and it was a great show. Maybe only 50-60 people in attendance but they played as if it was a jam packed arena. They play a larger selection of their new cd entitled Halcyon Times (one of their best ever) and dig deep into their back catalogue. They really enjoyed themselves on stage and took plenty of time for their fans after the show. Guitarist Warner E. Hodges is currently also in Dan Baird's band. Dan Baird co-wrote a few of their new songs and also played on Halcyon Times.

Jason Ringenberg
Vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

Warner E. Hodges
Lead guitar

Al Collins
Bass

Pontus Snibb
Drums, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar



Some selected European tour dates:


May 08
Relentless Garage
London
UK
venues.meanfiddler.com/relentless-garage
tickets


07 May
O2 Academy
Newcastle
UK
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
tickets


May 06
O2 ABC
Glasgow
UK
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
tickets


May 05
O2 Academy
Sheffield
UK
www.o2academysheffield.co.uk
tickets


May 03
The Musician
Leicester
UK
www.themusicianpub.co.uk
tickets


May 02
Guinness Rhythm & Roots
Kilkenny
Ireland
www.kilkennyroots.com

Check them out !!!


geordielad - 5/3/2010 at 12:19 PM

I'll be seeing the Scorchers in London on Saturday. Maybe my alltime favourite live band. Was going to catch Barrys' gig last night but got lost in a post Toon match end of season beer frenzy!


ABBDutchFan - 5/3/2010 at 03:19 PM

quote:
I'll be seeing the Scorchers in London on Saturday. Maybe my alltime favourite live band. Was going to catch Barrys' gig last night but got lost in a post Toon match end of season beer frenzy!


I think you won't be disapointed by the Scorchers. I love their new cd and they are pretty happy with their effort as well. They really have a blast on stage and they are very approachable / fan friendly. I requested "Ocean Of Doubt" a few times and Jason said later on in the set that they got a request which they didn't play in a long time so he started looking for a specific harmonica in one of his guitar cases. The drummer and the bass player took five and Jason and Warren launched into "Ocean Of Doubt" which was so cool. They were very pleased with the response their new songs received and were very surprised so many people picked up the double vinyl release of "Halcyon Times" in stead of the cd digipack.

Have a great time!


Shavian - 5/6/2010 at 09:22 PM

Here's one I didn't see coming: Steve Miller Band - RAH Thu 7 Oct (£45-60).

Also Manchester Apollo Fri 8 Oct.




Shavian - 5/12/2010 at 07:19 PM

Here's an odd one: Kreiger and Manzarek playing The Doors! Great!!!

But with the RPO?!

I don't remember The Doors using a lot of strings.

Anyway, Friday 16 July at the Shepherds Bush Empire. I'll be there.


Little Feat are back at the IndigO2 on August 18 (again?!!!).


Gillian Welch's other half, Dave Rawlings, is playing the Troxy Theatre (where?) on September 17. I expect Ms Welch will be there too. Old Crow Medicine Show support.


Early warning for Matt Schofield at The Borderline on 20 November.


Oh, and I'd tell you about the Kate McGarrigle tribute concert at the Festival Hall on 12 June with Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson et al but I just bought the last ticket (seriously!!!).




[Edited on 5/12/2010 by Shavian]


harvey - 5/20/2010 at 07:25 AM

Anyone else going to see Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood @ Wembley Arena tomorrow (Friday) ?

Jan and I will be in the Wembley area at about 6pm looking for some food and drink ...


ABBDutchFan - 5/20/2010 at 09:10 AM

Hello Colin,

Have a good time with Eric and Steve! I'm going sunday in Antwerp, Belgium. Looking forward to it. Judging from the Birmingham setlist they changed the setlist a bit and now
they do an accoustic "Layla". I love Clapton but never cared for that slow accoustic version but what the heck. Love the MSG dvd so i guess it's gonna be a joyful night of music.

cheers


HtoHe - 5/20/2010 at 01:17 PM

Simon McBride is at Camden's Underworld 29th June.

More of us there are the fewer Camden trendies can get in and talk over the music...

Also, if not mentioned before, Sam Hare at Charlotte Street Blues on 2nd July...if you've not heard yet him take a listen on the 'Twin Guitar-tastic' thread...

Shavian - still no sign of tix for sale for Matt at the Borderline

[Edited on 5/20/2010 by HtoHe]


Ritchie - 5/20/2010 at 03:31 PM

Jeff Beck just announced an extra date for the Royal Albert Hall on the 27th of October. Got tickets but was just wondering if anyone can describe the view from the Loggia boxes? I was never in the Royal Albert Hall before. Thanks


harvey - 5/20/2010 at 04:08 PM

The Loggia Boxes have an excellent view ... nearer the stage the better (but not too close) ... click on the link below to show the layout at RAH ...

http://www.theatremonkey.com/ROYALALBERTHALLboxes.htm


Ritchie - 5/20/2010 at 08:55 PM

Thanks for that Harvey. I'm in loggia 15 so looks like a good view. Missed Beck in dublin last year so really looking forward to this gig


harvey - 5/21/2010 at 07:28 AM

Then your view will be something like this ...



A little bit distant from the stage perhaps, but a great view none-the-less and a very good position for sound ...







[Edited on 5/21/2010 by harvey]


harvey - 5/21/2010 at 12:32 PM



But tonight ... at Wembley Arena ... Row 3 ... Dead Centre ... my view will be something like this ...


Ritchie - 5/21/2010 at 12:56 PM

But tonight ... at Wembley Arena ... Row 3 ... Dead Centre ... my view will be something like this ...

quote:



Nice one, enjoy the gig

[Edited on 5/21/2010 by Ritchie]


JimRudge - 5/23/2010 at 11:02 PM

Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bush Hall, Uxbridge Road, London, 4th August. £18.50 + fees.

Shame it's a midweek gig as it's usually around 2.30am when I get back if I drive or have to miss a bit to get the last train. Might just have to make the effort though (but will depend on how much the car service is this week!).


alans - 5/24/2010 at 05:08 PM

The mighty Drive By Truckers hit these shores in November Guys


Shavian - 5/24/2010 at 07:09 PM

Robert Randolph was just fantastic last time at The Borderline. I'm in!


manitou - 5/24/2010 at 07:24 PM

mmm might be tempted by that!


scotiadave - 5/25/2010 at 07:31 AM



i went to the Robert Randolph show at the Boderline last time - and it was fab. Really reccomend you lot go for a looksie (I'll be in the States then so can't join you, but I would if i could)
Fancying the Driveby's though


ABBDutchFan - 5/25/2010 at 07:46 AM

Drive-by Truckers: Wed Nov 17 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso

Yeehah !!!!! I hope i can squeeze this one in because around this time we do our annual
city trip. Robert Randolph in august in Amsterdam as well. Also saw tourdates in Holland in early september for Los Lonely Boys. Plus the Steve Miller Band in october. Well, it's good to know that there are plenty of shows this year to look forward to .


JimRudge - 5/26/2010 at 01:55 PM

quote:
The mighty Drive By Truckers hit these shores in November Guys


and Europe.... Would mean two London gigs in three nights for me though just before a holiday, so may be very reluctantly giving this a miss. And Alan, Oran Mor (Converted Church at top of Byres Road) is tiny so get in quick!

Wed Nov 10 Glasgow, Scotland Oran Mor ON SALE 5/24
Fri Nov 12 Manchester, UK Academy 2 ON SALE 5/26
Sat Nov 13 Birmingham, UK Academy 2 ON SALE 5/26
Sun Nov 14 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire ON SALE 5/26 (on sale now to O2 customers)
Mon Nov 15 Brighton, UK Concord 2 ON SALE 5/26
Wed Nov 17 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso ON SALE 5/24
Thu Nov 18 Groningen, Holland Vera ON SALE 5/24
Fri Nov 19 Berlin, Germany Lido ON SALE 5/24
Sat Nov 20 Munich, Germany Club 59:1 ON SALE 5/24
Sun Nov 21 Milan, Italy Salumeria della Musica ON SALE 5/24
Tue Nov 23 Barcelona, Spain Razzamatazz 2 ON SALE 5/24
Wed Nov 24 Madrid, Spain Sala Heineken ON SALE 5/24
Thurs Nov 25 Bilbao, Spain Kafe Antzoki ON SALE 5/24
Fri Nov 26 Toulouse, France La Dynamo ON SALE 5/24
Sat Nov 27 Rennes, France Ubu ON SALE 5/24
Sun Nov 28 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Club ON SALE 5/24
Tue Nov 30 Odense, Denmark Posten ON SALE 5/24
Wed Dec 1 Gothenburg, Sweden Brewhouse ON SALE 5/24
Thu Dec 2 Malmo, Sweden KB ON SALE 5/24
Fri Dec 3 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser ON SALE 5/24
Sat Dec 4 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller ON SALE 5/24


alans - 5/26/2010 at 02:05 PM

Got mine already Jim, can't wait.


JimRudge - 5/28/2010 at 11:54 AM

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin - Bristol!! Yeah!

Jul 4 Borderline
London, UK
venues.meanfiddler.com/borderline/home

Jul 7 Bootleggers
Kendal, UK
www.bootleggersbar.com

Jul 8 Musician
Leicester, UK
www.themusicianpub.co.uk

Jul 09 02 Academy 2, Bristol
www.o2academybristol.co.uk

Jul 10 02 Academy 2, Newcastle
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk


scotiadave - 5/28/2010 at 12:08 PM

Got DBT tix for Brighton thx for heads up on that


ABBDutchFan - 5/28/2010 at 04:52 PM

Steve Miller Band
Drive-By Truckers
Los Lonely Boys
Robert Randolph
Dan Baird

Plenty of cools shows from august to november to look forward to.


manitou - 5/29/2010 at 05:20 PM

A photo i took at Hammersmith last night.. Joe Bonamassa


harvey - 5/29/2010 at 05:52 PM

Excellent capture Al ...


Rasc - 5/29/2010 at 11:07 PM

Here's a couple of mine taken from the balcony:



With Ian Anderson guesting:


manitou - 5/30/2010 at 07:50 AM

Like the ian anderson one!


manitou - 6/1/2010 at 11:31 AM

The excellent Northsyde featuring the forums very own Slidejules are playing two dates in West London.
!9th June -Hanwell carnival
and Ealing Blues Festival on the 24th July



scotiadave - 6/10/2010 at 01:42 PM


Had my first visit to the Roundhouse in Camden last night, really liked it - the sound was sweet - really tight punchy low end - verby tops, sounded good all over. Views were good everywhere too. I think Trucks/Mule would sound killer in there (not sure what it holds people wise.) - reminded me a little of the sound at the Amsterdam Paradiso (lower room) -

I seem to visit Shep bush a lot these days - (since the demise of the Astoria/Fiddler) and to me Shep Bush Empire has the worst sound of near enough anywhere. The Roundhouse sound smokes the Forum too - which to me sounds echoey, distant and disconnected . Hoping for more Roundhouse shows

p.s. Band of Horses last night, who were fab too


ABBDutchFan - 6/10/2010 at 02:19 PM

quote:


I seem to visit Shep bush a lot these days - (since the demise of the Astoria/Fiddler) and to me Shep Bush Empire has the worst sound of near enough anywhere. The Roundhouse sound smokes the Forum too - which to me sounds echoey, distant and disconnected . Hoping for more Roundhouse shows




What happened to the Mean Fiddler/Astoria? Saw my first Mule show at the Fiddler.


scotiadave - 6/10/2010 at 02:31 PM

quote:
quote:


I seem to visit Shep bush a lot these days - (since the demise of the Astoria/Fiddler) and to me Shep Bush Empire has the worst sound of near enough anywhere. The Roundhouse sound smokes the Forum too - which to me sounds echoey, distant and disconnected . Hoping for more Roundhouse shows




What happened to the Mean Fiddler/Astoria? Saw my first Mule show at the Fiddler.


Both venues were knocked down to make way for a better Underground station - pretty sad, a lot of history lost in their destruction.


ABBDutchFan - 6/10/2010 at 03:27 PM

Sad news indeed .


JimRudge - 6/11/2010 at 10:37 PM

Nils Lofgren Acoustic Duo -

ANVIL ARTS
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
Box Office: 01256 844244
www.anvilarts.org.uk
Weds. Oct 13 PACIFIC ROAD ARTS CENTRE
Pacific Road
Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 1LJ
Box Office: 0151 666 0000
pacificroad.co.uk
Thurs. Oct. 14 THE LOWRY
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Box Office: 0843 208 6000
thelowry.com
Fri. Oct. 15 CADOGAN HALL
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW3 2RP
Box Office: 0207 730 4500
www.cadoganhall.com
Sat. Oct. 16 THE STABLES
Stockwell Lane
Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU
Box Office: 01908 280800
www.stables.org
Sun. Oct. 17 THE CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB
Box Office: 01223 357851
www.cornex.co.uk
Mon. Oct. 18 ST. GEORGE'S HALL
Great George Street, Off Park Street
Bristol BS1 5RR
Box Office: 0845 4024001
www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
Tues. Oct. 19 PARC AND DARE THEATRE
Station Road, Treorci, CF42 6NL
Box Office: 08000 147 111
www.parkdare.rct-arts.org
Weds. Oct. 20 DORKING HALLS
Reigate Rd, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SG
Box Office: 01306 881717
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk
Fri. Oct. 22 PRESTON GUILD HALL
Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1HT
Box Office: 0845 3442012
www.prestonguildhall.com
Sat. Oct. 23 THE QUEEN'S HALL
85 - 89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Box Office: 0131 6682019
http://www.thequeenshall.net
Sun. Oct. 24 GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY
Box Office: 0141 353 8000
www.glasgowconcerthalls.com
Mon. Oct. 25 THE SAGE
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
www.thesagegateshead.org
Weds. Oct. 27 NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL
Box Office: 01603 630000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Thurs. Oct. 28 TOWN HALL
Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Box Office: 0121 780 3333
www.thsh.co.uk
Fri. Oct. 29 THE BROOK
466 Portswood Road, Portswood,
Southampton SO17 3SD
Box Office: 02380 555366
www.the-brook.com
Sat. Oct. 30 CITY HALL
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7TU
Box Office: 01722 434434
www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk


manitou - 6/19/2010 at 08:13 PM

ABB forum member Slidejules and his band playing a local london festival today


manitou - 6/20/2010 at 09:23 PM

more slidejules


manitou - 6/24/2010 at 07:35 PM

For any london based peach heads you can catch Jules and his band next month in Ealing at the blues festival

http://www.ealing.gov.uk/services/leisure/ealing_summer/blues.html


Shavian - 6/24/2010 at 08:57 PM

Right! It's senior moment time!

SENIOR MOMENT # 1

The Doors (well, Kreiger & Manzarek) + the RPO at Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday 16/7. This turns out to clash with my daughter's graduation ceremony in Leeds! There is no chance I can make it back in time so I'm offering the tickets for a reasonable price.

As it happens, Bela Fleck is at The Barbican the same night with Eberhard Weber & Zakir Hussain. Bugger!

SENIOR MOMENT # 2

I seem to have f***ed up booking tickets for Robert Randolph at the Bush Hall on 4 Aug and have ended up with two extra! Again, if anyone wants a bargain, send me a PM.

I really must stop doing this..........



Ritchie - 6/25/2010 at 11:28 AM

I'm heading to London to see Jeff Beck in October but i'm staying for 4 nights and am not sure of any good Music venues. Anyone got any tips or know of any gigs lined up between the 26th and 30th of October?

Also, if anyone recommends any places to eat and drink around the Royal Albert Hall that would be most welcome too

Thanks


Shavian - 6/25/2010 at 12:45 PM

You can't go far wrong with the 100 Club or Charlotte Street Blues Bar. Check listings.

The area around the RAH is upmarket residential but you will find some decent pubs in amongst the mews.


HtoHe - 6/25/2010 at 12:49 PM

27th October should have Sam Hare's regular Wednesday Jam night at Charlotte St, which generally has a high standard of folks up playing.


harvey - 6/25/2010 at 01:00 PM

As recommended already by my good friends above ... Charlotte Street Blues Bar has to be worth checking out ...

With regards to a pub near the Royal Albert Hall .....



I would recommend the Queens Arms - it is the closest pub to the Royal Albert Hall – has good beer and reasonable grub - but can get crowded as Imperial College is just around the corner – here is a link to the website

http://www.thequeensarmskensington.co.uk/



Ritchie - 6/25/2010 at 02:59 PM

Thanks for the tips folks, keep 'em coming.

I'm sure if i check back to this post nearer October i'll get some good news regarding gigs etc..

Gotta visit the Queens arms! Aspall Suffolk cider on tap. Magic!

THanks again

[Edited on 6/25/2010 by Ritchie]


HtoHe - 6/28/2010 at 07:47 AM

Just a bump for

Simon McBride @ Camden's Underworld Tuesday 29th June

Sam Hare & Friends @ Charlotte St Blues Friday 2nd July.




Tomer - 6/28/2010 at 10:26 AM

I'm coming for the six Drive By Truckers shows in England + Holland!

Manchester
Birmingham
London
Brighton
Amsterdam
Groningen

Be happy to meet some people from here at the shows! I'm doing an epic music trip, flying from Israel to New York on October 30 and seeing five Black Crowes shows in NYC. On November 10 i'm flying from NY to England and doing the DBT trip, then going back home to Israel on November 19...


ABBDutchFan - 6/28/2010 at 11:24 AM

quote:
I'm coming for the six Drive By Truckers shows in England + Holland!

Manchester
Birmingham
London
Brighton
Amsterdam
Groningen

Be happy to meet some people from here at the shows! I'm doing an epic music trip, flying from Israel to New York on October 30 and seeing five Black Crowes shows in NYC. On November 10 i'm flying from NY to England and doing the DBT trip, then going back home to Israel on November 19...


Awesome !!! Good For You !!!

I probably will be at the DBT Amsterdam show.


Tomer - 6/28/2010 at 11:39 AM

quote:
quote:
I'm coming for the six Drive By Truckers shows in England + Holland!

Manchester
Birmingham
London
Brighton
Amsterdam
Groningen

Be happy to meet some people from here at the shows! I'm doing an epic music trip, flying from Israel to New York on October 30 and seeing five Black Crowes shows in NYC. On November 10 i'm flying from NY to England and doing the DBT trip, then going back home to Israel on November 19...


Awesome !!! Good For You !!!

I probably will be at the DBT Amsterdam show.

Great. Be in touch before the gig. It will be my first time inside The Paradiso. Can't wait!


Shavian - 6/28/2010 at 05:16 PM

quote:
Shavian - still no sign of tix for sale for Matt at the Borderline


They are on sale now, £14.


HtoHe - 6/28/2010 at 06:45 PM

Cheers - got mine

Just heard that Simon McBride tomorrow has been postponed!!!


scotiadave - 6/28/2010 at 08:46 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
I'm coming for the six Drive By Truckers shows in England + Holland!

Manchester
Birmingham
London
Brighton
Amsterdam
Groningen

Be happy to meet some people from here at the shows! I'm doing an epic music trip, flying from Israel to New York on October 30 and seeing five Black Crowes shows in NYC. On November 10 i'm flying from NY to England and doing the DBT trip, then going back home to Israel on November 19...


Awesome !!! Good For You !!!

I probably will be at the DBT Amsterdam show.

Great. Be in touch before the gig. It will be my first time inside The Paradiso. Can't wait!



I'll be at DBT at Brighton


harvey - 6/29/2010 at 06:38 PM

Anybody else going to see Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Royal Albert Hall this coming Saturday? ... if so, Janet and I will be in the Queen's Arms at about 5-30 to 6-00 ...


ABBDutchFan - 6/30/2010 at 06:00 AM

quote:
Anybody else going to see Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Royal Albert Hall this coming Saturday? ... if so, Janet and I will be in the Queen's Arms at about 5-30 to 6-00 ...


Nope, i have to wait one week longer for CS&N... (see festival poster below)


hippy69 - 7/1/2010 at 12:38 PM

Any one going to see Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) on Sunday at the Borderline? It's real bar room rock and the last couple of times I've seen him, both he and the band have been fantastic.

Jim - check him out when he plays Bristol on the 9th July (http://www.danbairdandhomemadesin.com/shows.html). I think you'll love it.

Also if anyone's interested, my band The Snakeoil Rattlers are playing Upstairs At The Ritzy in Brixton tomorrow and then at the 12 Bar in Central London next Saturday (10th July)


Shavian - 7/1/2010 at 05:33 PM

I am. Hoping to be celebrating a Murray win too!

Have no idea what to expect but am going by previous recommendations on here (I think Jim is already a fan!).


JimRudge - 7/1/2010 at 10:42 PM

quote:
I am. Hoping to be celebrating a Murray win too!

Have no idea what to expect but am going by previous recommendations on here (I think Jim is already a fan!).




Sure am! He's playing Bristol on Friday 9th, so I'll catch him there. Watch out for his DVD - filmed at a half empty gig in the Midlands, it's a great set. Picked mine up for about a fiver on Amazon marketplace.


Shavian - 7/2/2010 at 08:08 PM

I'm defiinitely heading for the Ealing Blues Festival.

I've never see Northsyde, plus Spikedrivers are pretty good.



manitou - 7/2/2010 at 08:43 PM

you'll enjoy Slidejules band Northsyde at Ealing see you there!



[Edited on 7/2/2010 by manitou]


geordielad - 7/4/2010 at 01:57 PM

quote:
Any one going to see Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) on Sunday at the Borderline? It's real bar room rock and the last couple of times I've seen him, both he and the band have been fantastic.

Jim - check him out when he plays Bristol on the 9th July (http://www.danbairdandhomemadesin.com/shows.html). I think you'll love it.

Also if anyone's interested, my band The Snakeoil Rattlers are playing Upstairs At The Ritzy in Brixton tomorrow and then at the 12 Bar in Central London next Saturday (10th July)


I'll be at the Borderline tonight Barry. This gig nearly flew under my radar for some reason but just about recovered from last nights' Ozzy/Beer shenanigans and ready to go out and do it all again.


harvey - 7/4/2010 at 02:26 PM

Janet and I both enjoyed an excellent concert last night ...

CSN @ Royal Albert Hall ... Sat 3rd July, 2010

Crosby, Stills & Nash are one of the most enduring and original musical partnerships of our era, their peerless three-part harmony vocals, inspired song writing and brilliant musicianship has captivated us all. With an impassioned point of view as personal as it is message-oriented, they have always sung about socially relevant issues and universal values.

David Crosby has survived severe substance abuse and a liver-transplant to emerge as a beaming, snowy-haired figure reminiscent of a giant garden gnome. Yet despite the potential ravages such abuse can afflict, his voice remains as powerful as ever, as witnessed by a full-blooded rendition of the song “Delta” during the second half of the performance.

Steven Stills resembles a battered prizefighter in dishevelled clothing, and whilst it sometimes takes him half a verse to get the right key for his vocals, his guitarmanship is still as dexterous as ever.

As for Graham Nash, there has always been something faintly irritating about his sanctimonious earnestness, but no one can question the sentiments of his lyrics. He also writes a wonderful melody, has done ever since his early career with the Hollies, and his voice remains in astonishingly good shape, just about managing to hit those high notes with a grimace and a leg twitch to help. You also sense that he is the glue that has kept the frequently warring egos within the group together for so long.

There was a period in the 70s when few would have laid odds on all three still being alive today, let alone still playing together; yet their current tour finds them astonishingly re-invigorated. It is now more than 40 years since they made their made their debut at Woodstock, an event that they memorialised in covering Joni Mitchell’s song of the same name, and it was this song with which they nostalgically opened last nights concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The show proceeded with a nice balance of electric and acoustic numbers, most of the traditional CSNY favourites were to be heard. But there was also a fair splattering of more poignant individual efforts, such as Nash’s “Military Madness” that was spitting with anger; the previously mentioned “Delta” so powerfully delivered by Crosby, and Stills’s Buffalo Springfield hit “Bluebird”, which highlighted his blistering guitar-playing and brought the audience to their feet in standing ovation.

The set list also included a selection of other people’s songs – the Beatles “Norwegian Wood”, the Stones “Ruby Tuesday”, Dylan’s “Girl From The North Country”, the Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes”, and even a rendition of the Allman Brothers “Midnight Rider”. It is indeed a measure of their supreme competence that they could cover such well known and popular songs without copying the original versions, and make the songs completely their own. Perhaps the most re-assuring aspect of their performance was that their harmonies, so central to their sound, remain as pristine as ever; exemplified by the interplay between Nash and Crosby’s voices on “Guinevere”.

Overall, a thoroughly well compiled and delivered concert, and one that was rapturously received by all at the Royal Albert Hall, whether teenagers or septuagenarians, such was the spell cast by the musical harmonies.

Set list:

01. Woodstock
02. Military Madness (Graham Nash cover)
03. Long Time Gone
04. Bluebird (Buffalo Springfield cover)
05. Marrakesh Express
06. Southern Cross
07. In Your Name (Graham Nash cover)
08. Long May You Run
09. Deja Vu
10. Wooden Ships
11. Helplessly Hoping
12. Norwegian Wood (The Beatles cover)
13. Midnight Rider (Gregg Allman cover)
14. Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan cover)
15. Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones cover)
16. Guinnevere
17. Delta
18. Our House
19. Cathedral
20. Behind Blue Eyes (The Who cover)
21. Rock 'n' Roll Woman
22. Almost Cut My Hair
Encores
23. Love the One You're With
24. Chicago


manitou - 7/4/2010 at 03:02 PM

nice review


scotiadave - 7/5/2010 at 12:53 AM

nice setlist - it's good that they fry a few different ones in there too


ABBDutchFan - 7/5/2010 at 08:25 AM

Cool setlist !!! Wouldn't mind if they play this set coming saturday at the Bospop Festival in Weert, Netherlands. And since they trow in a handful of well known covers i hope they also pick a CCR song and invite John Fogerty to the stage. Wishful thinking i guess...but who knows.


JimRudge - 7/5/2010 at 12:10 PM

Doobie Brothers:
Hammersmith 29 October 2010
Bristol 30 October 2010 (got my ticket!)
Wolverhampton 31 October 2010
Manchester 1 November 2010

Steve Winwood:
Roundhouse London 18 October 2010
Cambridge 19 October 2010
Bristol 20 October 2010 (couldn't afford both!)


harvey - 7/5/2010 at 12:34 PM

Thanks for the heads-up Jim ... just got a pair of tickets for the Hammersmith gig ...


ABBDutchFan - 7/5/2010 at 05:53 PM

Looks like the Doobie Brothers are doing another lenghty European tour. They just announced a double bill with ZZ Top over here in Enschede, Netherlands on october the 19nd.


JimRudge - 7/11/2010 at 07:54 PM

Honeytribe have announced a Warsaw date in October. Hope it's the first of a Euro tour including some UK dates.


ABBDutchFan - 7/12/2010 at 12:08 AM

quote:
Honeytribe have announced a Warsaw date in October. Hope it's the first of a Euro tour including some UK dates.


Yep, a Euro tour would be mighty cool !!!


manitou - 7/12/2010 at 09:27 AM

would be nice if he played the 100 club in London.


harvey - 7/12/2010 at 12:21 PM

quote:
would be nice if he played the 100 club in London.


Indeed ... and preferably on a Friday or saturday night so that we in the provinces can get into London to see him ...


slidejules - 7/23/2010 at 04:27 PM

Just a quick one re Ealing Festival tomorrow - we're playing from 3.50pm to 5.20pm - any other forumers, come and say hello! It should be a fun afternoon :-)

http://www.ealing.gov.uk/services/leisure/ealing_summer/blues.html

Seeya!

Jules


Shavian - 7/23/2010 at 07:02 PM

I'll be there!


Shavian - 7/24/2010 at 08:39 PM

I thought Northsyde were terrifiic at the Ealing Blues Festival.

Definitely would recommend people to seek out their (infrequent) shows or CDs.


manitou - 7/25/2010 at 11:04 AM

Hey Gordon nice to see you at Ealing!
Northsyde were flippin' good, Jules was on fire. will post a few pics when I get the time


manitou - 7/26/2010 at 06:33 PM



[Edited on 7/26/2010 by manitou]


manitou - 7/27/2010 at 03:40 PM

Slide Jules from the ABB forum in action last week end


manitou - 7/27/2010 at 04:05 PM

Slide Jules slides


manitou - 7/30/2010 at 11:42 AM

Mick Taylor and Stephen Dale Petit last night at the Carling Academy Islington...




[Edited on 7/30/2010 by manitou]


hippy69 - 8/5/2010 at 12:41 PM

Jut letting you know that my band The Snakeoil Rattlers are playing The Gladstone pub in borough tonight. It's our 50th gig (who would've thought we'd make it that far) and we're continuing to work on the more rockier sound of recent outings. Not sure what time we're on, probably 9 or 10pm and it's free so won't cost you penny.


harvey - 8/5/2010 at 12:50 PM

Hope you have a great gig Barry ... sorry I can't make it ... but getting into London during the week after work is difficult ... next year will be different though as I will be retired and so will be able to make a few shows then ... all the best ...


hippy69 - 8/6/2010 at 01:12 PM

Yeah that'll be cool. You'll probably become a regular face at the borderline.


EnglishDarren - 8/11/2010 at 06:31 PM

Is anyone going to see Little feat on Sat in Holmfirth.


Shavian - 8/18/2010 at 08:56 AM

Philippa and I saw the excellent WT Feaster Band from Indianapolis in Chislehurst last night. Philippa lives in Chislehurst and Pete Feenstra has been promoting at a venue there for the last couple of years - Buddy Whttington, Skinny Molly, Oli Brown, Chantel McGregor, tribute act sort of gigs, but we've seen Mick Taylor and Colin Blunstone (!) too.

Devon Allman's Honeytribe are slated to play there on Thu 26 Oct. I have checked Feenstra's other venues and can't see Honeytribe listed anywhere else yet.

For the record, Feenstra is currently promoting at the following, other than Chislehurst:

Bulls Head, Barnes ("Stormy" Mondays!)
Wingspan Club, Crawley
Half Moon, Herne Hill
The Westcoast, Margate
Sutton United FC (Boom Boom Club)
All Saints Arts Centre, Whetstone

http://www.feenstra.co.uk/





[Edited on 8/18/2010 by Shavian]


manitou - 8/18/2010 at 11:16 AM

Lets hope Devon decides to play a few gigs in the UK...


harvey - 8/18/2010 at 12:43 PM

No disrespect intended to Mr Feenstra ... he does a very good job promoting lesser known bands at his venues ... but his venues are very difficult to get to for people who do not live locally making it nigh on impossible for me to get to mid-week gigs.

I do hope, therefore, that Devon is not tied into his venues and could play instead at venues more in the centre of London such as (say) the 100 Club / the Borderline ...


manitou - 8/18/2010 at 01:32 PM

I'm with you Colin. Feenstra's venues are not that easy to get to even when you live in London!


hippy69 - 8/19/2010 at 12:54 PM

Ditto. I'm with both of you. I was quite glad that a date hadn't been announced at one of the previous places Devon's played. None of them are going to further his career.

I'm holding out that he's going to play a double header with Skinny Molly at The 100 Club on Friday 15th October. That would be a great gig.

The Scala in Kings Cross would be a nice place for him to play. It's a lovely venue and not enough bands play there. The Bar Academy in Angel would suit him fine too. I recall that Rose Hill Drive packed that place out.


harvey - 8/19/2010 at 04:06 PM

All good calls Barry ...

Devon ... are you reading this?


EnglishDarren - 9/10/2010 at 06:48 PM

Anybody going to see Robin Trower on Sunday in Holmfirth?


Rasc - 9/10/2010 at 09:53 PM

I'm going to the London show next Saturday. Make sure you catch the support, Aynsley Lister. Well worth a look if you haven't seen him before.


Shavian - 9/10/2010 at 11:39 PM

I saw Aynsley for the first time last night.

Good player and singer and good band too.

He's moving away from blues to a more rock sound, but well worth catching.


manitou - 9/11/2010 at 10:51 AM

Slidejules and sam hare playing on wednesday night in old london town
(the guy playing the sax is the guy that played the sax on gerry raffety's Baker Street)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTv1O6KEpNc


JimRudge - 9/14/2010 at 09:20 PM

Ryan Bingham Euro dates. Bristol - Ya dancer!

NOV 02 - Zurich, Switzerland : Viadukt
NOV 03 - Milan, Italy : Salumeria Della Musica
NOV 04 - Rome, Italy : Jailbreak
NOV 05 - Ravenna, Italy : Bronson
NOV 06 - Vicenza, Italy : Teatro Astra
NOV 08 - Munich, Germany : Backstage Club
NOV 09 - Berlin, Germany : Comet
NOV 10 - Cologne, Germany : Underground
NOV 11 - Brussels, Belgium : AB Club
NOV 13 - Paris, France : La Boule Noire
NOV 14 - Amsterdam, NL : Paradiso
Edited to add - Nov 15 London Bush hall
NOV 17 - Bristol, UK : Fleece and Firkin
NOV 18 - Glasgow, UK : King Tuts
NOV 19 - Belfast, UK : Limelight
NOV 20 - Dublin, Ireland : The Sugar Club


[Edited on 15/9/2010 by JimRudge]


ABBDutchFan - 9/15/2010 at 05:32 PM

I really liked Ryan's previous CD and his support act for Neil Young i saw in 2008.
Would love to catch one of these shows (Amsterdam, Cologne or Brussels).


Shavian - 9/16/2010 at 07:12 PM

Did I fall asleep and miss 10 years' worth of inflation?

Eric Clapton at the Albert Hall - Stalls £240 - £300!!!

I'm limiting myself to small venues with prices under £20 these days.

Or free at the Charlotte Street Blues Bar jams. Much more fun.

Edit - these prices are Hospitality packages! I don't know what regular tickets cost (but expect it will around £100).









[Edited on 9/16/2010 by Shavian]


hughsims - 9/17/2010 at 12:53 PM

quote:
I thought Cardiff was in England ... isn't Wales a "Principality" of England and not a country in it's own right ... unlike Scotland and Ireland


We have our own language, flag, football team, rugby team, parliment (regional assembly) and most impotantly - identity!
Pay us a visit - Wales is a great COUNTRY.


Ritchie - 9/24/2010 at 01:14 PM

I'm heading to London for the Jeff Beck Gig on the 27th of October and was wondering if there were any good gigs, or bars to attend between the 26th and 29th of October? Particuallarly around the Bloomsbury area. Thanks in advance


harvey - 9/24/2010 at 02:21 PM

quote:
quote:
I thought Cardiff was in England ... isn't Wales a "Principality" of England and not a country in it's own right ... unlike Scotland and Ireland


We have our own language, flag, football team, rugby team, parliment (regional assembly) and most impotantly - identity!
Pay us a visit - Wales is a great COUNTRY.



Hey Hugh ... I was just joking ... my wife is half Welsh and I absolutely love Snowdonia and many other parts of your beautiful Country ...


Shavian - 9/25/2010 at 08:02 AM

quote:
I'm heading to London for the Jeff Beck Gig on the 27th of October and was wondering if there were any good gigs, or bars to attend between the 26th and 29th of October? Particuallarly around the Bloomsbury area. Thanks in advance


Not a lot happening with the obvious exception of The Doobie Brothers at Hammersmith on 29th.

Bloomsbury is not very fertile territory! You can't go wrong with the Charlotte Street Blues Bar http://www.charlottestblues.com/category/live-blues-in-london/ .






[Edited on 9/25/2010 by Shavian]


Shavian - 9/25/2010 at 08:08 AM

quote:
quote:
I thought Cardiff was in England ... isn't Wales a "Principality" of England and not a country in it's own right ... unlike Scotland and Ireland


We have our own language, flag, football team, rugby team, parliment (regional assembly) and most impotantly - identity!
Pay us a visit - Wales is a great COUNTRY.



Hugh - Further to Colin's own defence, I would point out that his original comment was a joke in response my previous observation that a Joe Bonamassa tour t-shirt listed "Cardiff, England"!

Nothing in this little sub-forum of ours should be taken too seriously!

And why did you dig this up from May 2008?!!!!





[Edited on 9/25/2010 by Shavian]


Shavian - 9/30/2010 at 08:02 PM

quote:
No disrespect intended to Mr Feenstra ... he does a very good job promoting lesser known bands at his venues ... but his venues are very difficult to get to for people who do not live locally making it nigh on impossible for me to get to mid-week gigs.

I do hope, therefore, that Devon is not tied into his venues and could play instead at venues more in the centre of London such as (say) the 100 Club / the Borderline ...


Feenstra has added a new venue in the City of London:

EC3 Live
9 Crosswall,
City of London,
London, EC3N 2JY

I have just noticed that Honeytribe's show at Chislehurst has been removed from the schedule!






[Edited on 9/30/2010 by Shavian]


manitou - 9/30/2010 at 09:13 PM

Honeytribe's show at Chislehurst???!!!

Jeez


harvey - 10/1/2010 at 11:04 AM

quote:
Honeytribe's show at Chislehurst???!!!

Jeez


Indeed!!!!! ... I've heard of it ... but I don't have a clue where Chislehurst is or how to get there!!!!!

Devon ... I hope you are getting to have a say in this ...


harvey - 10/1/2010 at 11:08 AM

quote:
quote:
No disrespect intended to Mr Feenstra ... he does a very good job promoting lesser known bands at his venues ... but his venues are very difficult to get to for people who do not live locally making it nigh on impossible for me to get to mid-week gigs.

I do hope, therefore, that Devon is not tied into his venues and could play instead at venues more in the centre of London such as (say) the 100 Club / the Borderline ...


Feenstra has added a new venue in the City of London:

EC3 Live
9 Crosswall,
City of London,
London, EC3N 2JY




Although still not central London ... at least that venue is just around the corner from Tower Hill and Aldgate Tube (subway) stations ... so I could potentially get to it by public transport ...


hippy69 - 10/1/2010 at 11:46 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
No disrespect intended to Mr Feenstra ... he does a very good job promoting lesser known bands at his venues ... but his venues are very difficult to get to for people who do not live locally making it nigh on impossible for me to get to mid-week gigs.

I do hope, therefore, that Devon is not tied into his venues and could play instead at venues more in the centre of London such as (say) the 100 Club / the Borderline ...


Feenstra has added a new venue in the City of London:

EC3 Live
9 Crosswall,
City of London,
London, EC3N 2JY




Although still not central London ... at least that venue is just around the corner from Tower Hill and Aldgate Tube (subway) stations ... so I could potentially get to it by public transport ...


You're right it's not the west end but it's closer than either, Highbury, Angel, Shepherds Bush or Camden where we all happily travel to. It looks like a nice place and I look forward to seeing a band there. I notice it's not open weekends though. Since it looked Devon missed the boat in joining Skinny Molly at the 100 Club I reckon the best place for him would be the Charlotte St Blues. They've changed the management since I played there so not sure who to contact.

Don't forget that the Band of Heathens are playing an acoustic show at the Borderline. If you haven't heard of them they're a cross between the Band and Little Feat.


Shavian - 10/1/2010 at 01:31 PM

According to Feenstra, Devon Allman's Honeytribe's tour has been postponed until next year.


Rasc - 10/1/2010 at 07:41 PM

quote:
I reckon the best place for him would be the Charlotte St Blues.



If he fancied competing against the after-work crowd who just go there for a chat & a drink & don't give a toss about the music then yes. Otherwise, the Borderline would be a much better bet.


EnglishDarren - 10/4/2010 at 08:08 AM

Just seen Ian Hunter at the very impressive Bridgewater hall in Manchester absolutely fantastic show ,and I would recommend him to anybody such a strong body of work and for a guy in his 70's he still rocks.


manitou - 10/4/2010 at 09:01 PM

honeytribe have just announced their euro tour

Thursday October 14 / Opladen, Germany



Friday October 15 / Warsaw, Poland



Saturday October 16 / Reitwein, Germany



Sunday October 17 / Kronach, Germany



Tuesday October 19 / Opole, Poland



Friday October 22 / Greifenberg, Austria



Saturday October 23 / Feidkirchen, Austria



Sunday October 24 / Obing, Germany



Tuesday October 26 / Verviers, Belgium



Wednesday October 27 / Paris, France

No London or any UK dates


JimRudge - 10/6/2010 at 07:29 AM

quote:
honeytribe have just announced their euro tour

No London or any UK dates


Yet or definitely not?

The good news is that Fistful of Mercy (Ben Harper) are playing London Koko on Friday 3rd December. Early start with 9:45 curfew - tix and train all booked for that one .


manitou - 10/6/2010 at 08:29 AM

Well it doesn't look too hopeful


harvey - 10/6/2010 at 11:02 AM

If a London gig is tacked onto the end, I hope it is not Friday 29th October as I am seeing the Doobie Brothers at the Apollo that night ...


hippy69 - 10/6/2010 at 12:16 PM

quote:
If a London gig is tacked onto the end, I hope it is not Friday 29th October as I am seeing the Doobie Brothers at the Apollo that night ...


I'm jealous and couldn't get good tickets so rather than sit at the back in a corner decided not to bother. Let me know if your companion drops out as I'll have their ticket. I saw the doobies on their last visit and they were vary loud. If I recall they had even more drums than the ABB!


harvey - 10/6/2010 at 01:20 PM

quote:
quote:
If a London gig is tacked onto the end, I hope it is not Friday 29th October as I am seeing the Doobie Brothers at the Apollo that night ...


I'm jealous and couldn't get good tickets so rather than sit at the back in a corner decided not to bother. Let me know if your companion drops out as I'll have their ticket. I saw the doobies on their last visit and they were vary loud. If I recall they had even more drums than the ABB!


Hi Barry, my tickets are up on the balcony, but row 4 dead centre so reasonably good. Janet is going with me, but she does have a training course that day and cannot get out early so it is all going to be a bit of a rush for us to get up to London. I will suggest that perhaps she might like to let you have her ticket, but the may be expletives involved in the answer as she likes the Doobies a lot ...


Shavian - 10/8/2010 at 08:16 AM

Former Lucinda Williams guitarist and producer Gurf Morlix is touring the UK:

Oct 10, 2010 3:00 PM Brel Glasgow
Oct 12, 2010 7:30 PM Steeple Hall Kilbarchan
Oct 13, 2010 TBA House Concert Edinburgh
Oct 14, 2010 7:30 PM Jumpin Hot Club at the Cluny Newcastle upon Tyne
Oct 15, 2010 TBA Heart of Hawick Auditorium Hawick
Oct 17, 2010 TBA Chad's Theatre Cheadle Hulme
Oct 19, 2010 TBA Upstairs @ Santiago Leeds
Oct 20, 2010 TBA Llys Meddyg Newport, Pembrokeshire
Oct 21, 2010 TBA B Bar Plymouth
Oct 22, 2010 TBA Tingewick Buckingham
Oct 23, 2010 TBA West Ashling & Funtington Village Hall Chichester
Oct 24, 2010 TBA The Musician Leicester
Oct 26, 2010 8:15 PM The Slaughtered Lamb London (Barbican Tube)








[Edited on 10/8/2010 by Shavian]


manitou - 10/8/2010 at 09:10 AM

Saw Aussie guitar guy Geoff Achison last night.. Excellent stuff, great tone. Sounds a bit Jimmy Herring in places too


Shavian - 10/8/2010 at 12:07 PM

Didn't he support someone at the 100 Club?



scotiadave - 10/8/2010 at 12:52 PM

quote:
Saw Aussie guitar guy Geoff Achison last night.. Excellent stuff, great tone. Sounds a bit Jimmy Herring in places too


Just looked him up on Tube - pretty cool - interesting technique


manitou - 10/8/2010 at 05:17 PM


manitou - 10/8/2010 at 05:23 PM

Geoff was the support for Matt Schofield at the 100 club

a pic from last night




hippy69 - 10/12/2010 at 11:27 AM

In case anyone was planing on going to see Skinny Molly at the 100 Club on Friday, I just found out that it's been canceled. The promoter's site reads:

Fri 15 Oct
SKINNY MOLLY + BARE BONES BOOGIE BAND

Sorry - show cancelled. We received this message from Skinny Molly's agent:

"I regret that due to an unresolved legal problem Mike Estes is to spend the rest of October in prison and has to therefore postpone the impending tour…

"Needless to say that Mike Estes is more than a little upset regarding the situation and extends his deepest apologies for letting everyone down at such short notice."


hippy69 - 10/12/2010 at 11:30 AM

Also just found this out too, regarding buying tix for the 100 Club (well until it closes after Christmas I guess). I know you all just love paying that booking fee.

"BUY TICKETS IN PERSON FROM JB'S RECORDS
(at face value)
PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST ONE WEEK FROM TICKETS GOING ON SALE TO BE AVAILABLE AT JBS. Tickets are available at face value from JB's Records, 36 Hanway St, W1T1UP (near Tottenham Court Rd tube) from 1pm-7pm, Mon-Sat, cash only. Advance tickets are not sold at the 100 Club."


JimRudge - 10/12/2010 at 09:57 PM

Go see Glenn Hughes - just been to gig in Brizzle - ace! If his tour visits your town dont miss really enjoyed tonight. Pissed and incur ( not driving ) so excuse typos.


JimRudge - 10/13/2010 at 08:48 AM

Go see Glenn Hughes - just been to gig in Brizzle - ace! If his tour visits your town dont miss really enjoyed tonight. Pissed and incur ( not driving ) so excuse typos.


Shavian - 10/13/2010 at 09:48 AM

Double post = bump in the road...................?!!!


JimRudge - 10/15/2010 at 10:30 AM

quote:
Double post = bump in the road...................?!!!


Nah - wasn't that pished! Bloody iPhone looked as if I hadn't posted it at all - so was surprised by Barry's facebook comment. Talking of whom ........ maybe he's too modest to post this himself (from an email) -

Hey Snakeoil Rattlers Irregulars,

The Rattlers' last show at the Gallery Cafe may have been an acoustic affair but the next show will definitely be a full band electric so I'm happy to announce that The Snakeoil Rattlers will be peddling their swampbilly country wares with a return to The 12 Bar club (12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London WC2H 8NL http://www.12barclub.com Tel: 020 7240 2622) supporting none other than Buffalo, singer/songwriter Willie Nile on Thursday 21st October.

The evening starts at 7pm and expect the The Rattlers to be on at 7.30pm followed by their good friend Micky Kemp. Admission is only £6 which is bargain price to see one of Bruce Springsteen's personal friends (Willie not the Rattlers, but we all live in hope) so you may want to get your tickets from the 12 Bar in advance.

I hope to see some familiar faces and I'm told you may even be rubbing shoulders with some famous faces too.

That's all for now,

The Snake Oil Man

Would have loved to be there as I had the first two Willie Nile albums on vinyl, way back when.......

Unfortunately, work gets in the way of enjoying myself!


hippy69 - 10/25/2010 at 06:32 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm jealous and couldn't get good tickets so rather than sit at the back in a corner decided not to bother. Let me know if your companion drops out as I'll have their ticket. I saw the doobies on their last visit and they were vary loud. If I recall they had even more drums than the ABB!


Hi Barry, my tickets are up on the balcony, but row 4 dead centre so reasonably good. Janet is going with me, but she does have a training course that day and cannot get out early so it is all going to be a bit of a rush for us to get up to London. I will suggest that perhaps she might like to let you have her ticket, but the may be expletives involved in the answer as she likes the Doobies a lot ...


I thought my next post was going to be asking after Janet's health (yes I'm that mercenary) but I've just managed to get a Doobies ticket 3rd row balcony off on the left from HMV tickets. Must have been a return or something.

So in what pub are we meeting and who's coming?


harvey - 10/25/2010 at 08:28 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
I'm jealous and couldn't get good tickets so rather than sit at the back in a corner decided not to bother. Let me know if your companion drops out as I'll have their ticket. I saw the doobies on their last visit and they were vary loud. If I recall they had even more drums than the ABB!


Hi Barry, my tickets are up on the balcony, but row 4 dead centre so reasonably good. Janet is going with me, but she does have a training course that day and cannot get out early so it is all going to be a bit of a rush for us to get up to London. I will suggest that perhaps she might like to let you have her ticket, but the may be expletives involved in the answer as she likes the Doobies a lot ...


I thought my next post was going to be asking after Janet's health (yes I'm that mercenary) but I've just managed to get a Doobies ticket 3rd row balcony off on the left from HMV tickets. Must have been a return or something.

So in what pub are we meeting and who's coming?


Don't know if anyone else from here is going. Gordon? Jim?

Jan and I will probably be in Hammersmith at about 5-30 or so ... don't know of any decent boozers in that area ... but will need somewhere we can get a bite to eat ...


EnglishDarren - 10/25/2010 at 08:46 PM

I am going to see Robert Plant in Manchester on Sunday,anybody else going?


hippy69 - 10/26/2010 at 04:59 PM

quote:
quote:

I thought my next post was going to be asking after Janet's health (yes I'm that mercenary) but I've just managed to get a Doobies ticket 3rd row balcony off on the left from HMV tickets. Must have been a return or something.

So in what pub are we meeting and who's coming?


Don't know if anyone else from here is going. Gordon? Jim?

Jan and I will probably be in Hammersmith at about 5-30 or so ... don't know of any decent boozers in that area ... but will need somewhere we can get a bite to eat ...


I won't be up there til 7pm at the earliest so if you find somewhere just send me a text (I think the Trout is the usual meeting pub across the road from the Odeon and next to the tube). I haven't worked in Hammersmith for few years but if you're looking for somewhere to eat, I remember the Ram (http://www.thehammersmithram.com/) had good pub grub and is a few mins walk up Kings Street.


JimRudge - 10/27/2010 at 02:34 AM

quote:
Don't know if anyone else from here is going. Gordon? Jim?


Not me, I'm rockin down the highway to a great seat at The Colston Hall in Bristol for the Doobies show this Saturday. Home in 40 mins after show ends - yeah!

Don't go to the pub that's in that shopping centre with the the tube station - food's crap.

[Edited on 27/10/2010 by JimRudge]


scotiadave - 10/28/2010 at 09:05 PM

quote:
quote:

Don't go to the pub that's in that shopping centre with the the tube station - food's crap.

[Edited on 27/10/2010 by JimRudge]


Yep. If you stand lookin at the Apollo , walk down the road to the left - there's an Irish pub down there that's far more homely .


harvey - 10/29/2010 at 04:45 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:

Don't go to the pub that's in that shopping centre with the the tube station - food's crap.

[Edited on 27/10/2010 by JimRudge]


Yep. If you stand lookin at the Apollo , walk down the road to the left - there's an Irish pub down there that's far more homely .


Thanks Dave ... that is where I intend to go ... assuming you mean the "Distillers" in Fulham Palace Road ...

Jan and I will be there at about 6pm and probably stay until about 7-30 when we will go to the Apollo - will drop you a text later Barry ...


hippy69 - 10/29/2010 at 05:20 PM

quote:

Thanks Dave ... that is where I intend to go ... assuming you mean the "Distillers" in Fulham Palace Road ...

Jan and I will be there at about 6pm and probably stay until about 7-30 when we will go to the Apollo - will drop you a text later Barry ...


Be prepared to wait a while at the bar in the distillers. Here's the timings for tonight. I think I'll be staying in the pube for Lara Johnston's set as she's very pop. She's Tom's daughter.

Doors - 7pm

Lara Johnston - 8 - 8.45pm

Doobie Brothers - 9.15pm

Curfew - 11pm


peach-head - 10/29/2010 at 07:57 PM

Off to see Walter Trout in Warrington Parr Hall tonight. Its only 5 mile from were I live, and is quite literally 2 roads from my house. Should be a great night of Blues and booze.


EnglishDarren - 10/29/2010 at 08:16 PM

quote:
I am going to see Robert Plant in Manchester on Sunday,anybody else going?


I can't believe I am the only one going to see Percy?


NickQuaeck1 - 10/29/2010 at 08:53 PM

EnglisghDarren............Flew to Liverpool [from Jersey] last week to catch the Band at the Olympia. Fantastic gig, you'll love it.
I have to confess to hating Led Zep [saw them 4 times in early 70's!!!] and particularly Robert's singing style but am totally hooked on his last two efforts. Great material, well played and sang. I was particularly wanting to see this band as Buddy Millar, Darrell Scott and Patty Griffin are amongst my favourite singers. Bassist Byron House is also a monster musician. Robert sang beautifully and was most gracious in allowing Buddy, Darrell and Patty to take a song each.
He is clearly having the time of his life.
Enjoy Sunday.
Nick


Shavian - 10/30/2010 at 06:47 PM

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quote:

I think I'll be staying in the pube for Lara Johnston's set


ROFL !!!

I was at Walter Trout in Sevenoaks last Friday. Pretty so-so, I thought, but maybe I'm just jaded from too much Blues/ Rock guitar recently. Definitely the ugliest band I've ever seen - I've been having nightmares!






JimRudge - 10/31/2010 at 03:23 AM

Wish I had stayed in the pub for Laura Johnstone's set! Truly awful. Doobies played really well but felt a bit cheated at under 90 minutes including encore, and although the vocal mix was good the instruments were a bit muddy from where I was, but thoroughly enjoyed it anyway.


harvey - 11/1/2010 at 05:47 PM

Janet and I stayed in the bar with Barry during Lara Johnston's opening set at the Hammersmith Apollo on Friday night ... great to catch up with Barry again ... can't believe it is almost a year since the Mule gig that we last had a pre-show meeting ...

Doobies were excellent ... sound was a bit muffled at first but sorted out by the 2nd or 3rd song and was fine from then on ... they played all the old favourites from the early albums ... with only "Taking It To The Streets" from the McDonald era ... not too sure about the new tunes ... will need to hear more before I invest in the new album ... but a great gig overall ...

and although a short gig at 1½ hours as Jim noted ... one has to take into account that often one track led straight into another and if they had taken a break between each song then the gig would probably have been 15 to 20 minutes longer ... so overall still good value ... would recommend going to see them if they are playing near you ...


manitou - 11/1/2010 at 08:33 PM

HtoHE and I were at Dingwalls to see Sheryl Crow. Ace band including Doyle Bramhall ll


JimRudge - 11/2/2010 at 03:07 AM

quote:
great to catch up with Barry again ... can't believe it is almost a year since the Mule gig that we last had a pre-show meeting


Yeah, met up with Martin and Mal in the foyer at Bristol, was good to see them again and we were talking about it being a year since we all met up. With Mule on a sabbatical next year, looks like we'll be depending on Susan and Derek to give us an excuse for a beer or seven.


alans - 11/2/2010 at 04:32 AM

Hope that works out Jim!!!! I'll be there


hippy69 - 11/2/2010 at 05:45 PM

quote:
Hope that works out Jim!!!! I'll be there


Someone says "Beer" and up pops Alan


alans - 11/5/2010 at 10:22 PM


JimRudge - 11/14/2010 at 05:18 PM

Hey guys, enjoy the Truckers tonight at the Empire, wish i was with you but finances didn't allow when tix went on sale (gig not sold out) and still don't as there's 3 other London gigs in 3 weeks (Cheap Trick who were excellent on Friday, David McAlmont & Fistful of Mercy). Those train fares mount up! Looks like I'll be missing Ryan Bingham in Bristol this week as well due to a meeting

Anyone going to see Fistful of Mercy at Koko?

Black Country Communion at the Empire on 30th December - would have been there as I think the CD's great and the music would counteract my dislike of Bonnamassa's incessant posing, but that's not a good day for me unfortunately.

If tix not sold out by payday, I might take myself along for some pomp rock at Wembley on Saturday 4th June with Journey, Foreigner and Styx all on the one bill.


Shavian - 11/15/2010 at 10:08 AM

I was at DBT last night but didn't see anyone else.

I didn't know their music before and it wasn't quite what I'd expected - much louder and heavier.

They came on 10 minutes late at 21.10 and finished at 22.20. I waited 5 mins for an encore - which I'm sure came and was probably quite long - but couldn't be bothered waiting any longer.

I wasn't that impressed by the material which was very similar and to say I'd heard enough after 70 mins is quite an indictment. The playing was fine, as was the singing (weak female bass player excepted). It just never "caught fire".

I'm sure those who love them would have enjoyed it but my view is as one who was uninitiated.


alans - 11/15/2010 at 12:51 PM

Saw the Truckers in Glasgow on Wednesday and as one of the initiated they were absolutely imense. Played for well over two hours and damn near blew the ceiling of the abc. No ordinary songs in the set, that I could hear,and as for the female bass player, who needs to be able to sing with a pair of mams like that

[Edited on 11/15/2010 by alans]


Shavian - 11/15/2010 at 01:44 PM

Glad you enjoyed it, Alan!


Shavian - 11/15/2010 at 02:03 PM

Heads up for all attending Matt Schofield at The Borderline on Sat 20 Nov:

"This is just a quick advisory for all of you coming to this show that Matt will be on stage at 8pm. There is no support act. Instead you're going to get nearly two hours of righteous, funky blues! (and before you ask - yes, there will be an interval break).

Matt and Jonny are looking forward to seeing London-area fans again (it's been a while). This of course, will be Kevin Hayes' first experience of the Schofield London brigade - though he's no stranger to london having played here many times on tour with Robert Cray. Reaction so far to this UK tour has been outstanding. The band is on fire!"







harvey - 11/15/2010 at 05:12 PM

Have fun Guys ... wish I could be there with you but I am attending a friends 70th birthday party ... will Martyn be taping?


PeachyHeidi - 11/15/2010 at 06:15 PM

Hello my dears

It has definitely been too long since we've met up for pre-/during- and afterbeers
Are there any good gigs coming up near London in the next 6-12 months?


mushroom54 - 11/15/2010 at 08:09 PM

Colin,
I was not aware he was playing 100 Club, but I am going to see Joanne Shaw Taylor in our local Conservative Club, though I'm true Red in more ways than one.
Next day Im off to New York couldn't resist Another One For Woody.


mushroom54 - 11/15/2010 at 08:12 PM

Lucky I am not going I would have been at the wrong venue its to early to be pissed, just a mistake.


JimRudge - 11/15/2010 at 10:54 PM

quote:
Hello my dears

It has definitely been too long since we've met up for pre-/during- and afterbeers
Are there any good gigs coming up near London in the next 6-12 months?



Not to mention that Norwegian firewater that Del brings!!! (which I can never remember the name of).
We live in hope of a Derek & Susan tour, but outside of the ABB family, not sure what sort of stuff you would want to come over and see. Anyway, great to hear friom you, hope you are both well.


Rasc - 11/15/2010 at 11:34 PM

quote:
I was at DBT last night but didn't see anyone else.

I didn't know their music before and it wasn't quite what I'd expected - much louder and heavier.

They came on 10 minutes late at 21.10 and finished at 22.20. I waited 5 mins for an encore - which I'm sure came and was probably quite long - but couldn't be bothered waiting any longer.

I wasn't that impressed by the material which was very similar and to say I'd heard enough after 70 mins is quite an indictment. The playing was fine, as was the singing (weak female bass player excepted). It just never "caught fire".

I'm sure those who love them would have enjoyed it but my view is as one who was uninitiated.



They came back on & played till 23.00, excellent show.


alans - 11/16/2010 at 12:42 PM

In the interview with Glide magazine posted here


http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/ht-interview-warren-haynes/

Warren says that the Mule won't tour the States next year. but he did say they might consider playing OVERSEAS


harvey - 11/16/2010 at 01:28 PM

quote:
Colin,
I was not aware he was playing (edit) Borderline, but I am going to see Joanne Shaw Taylor in our local Conservative Club, though I'm true Red in more ways than one.

Next day I'm off to New York - couldn't resist Another One For Woody.


Wow Martyn ... wish I was coming with you ... say "Hi" to all our American friends for me ...

Have a great time ...


harvey - 11/16/2010 at 01:29 PM

quote:
Hello my dears

It has definitely been too long since we've met up for pre-/during- and afterbeers
Are there any good gigs coming up near London in the next 6-12 months?



Hello Heidi ... way too long since we saw you and Del ... next year we should have Derek & Susan over ... and maybe the Mule too ... so hopefully we can get together again ...


hippy69 - 11/16/2010 at 01:54 PM

quote:
quote:
I was at DBT last night but didn't see anyone else.

I didn't know their music before and it wasn't quite what I'd expected - much louder and heavier.

They came on 10 minutes late at 21.10 and finished at 22.20. I waited 5 mins for an encore - which I'm sure came and was probably quite long - but couldn't be bothered waiting any longer.

I wasn't that impressed by the material which was very similar and to say I'd heard enough after 70 mins is quite an indictment. The playing was fine, as was the singing (weak female bass player excepted). It just never "caught fire".

I'm sure those who love them would have enjoyed it but my view is as one who was uninitiated.



They came back on & played till 23.00, excellent show.


Yeah i enjoyed it too, love it when they play Let There Be Rock. Was a little under the weather though, so off the beer and standing on the raised bit at the back behind the door. Gordon, you probably walked right past me.


PeachyHeidi - 11/17/2010 at 08:48 PM

quote:
quote:
Hello my dears

It has definitely been too long since we've met up for pre-/during- and afterbeers
Are there any good gigs coming up near London in the next 6-12 months?



Not to mention that Norwegian firewater that Del brings!!! (which I can never remember the name of).
We live in hope of a Derek & Susan tour, but outside of the ABB family, not sure what sort of stuff you would want to come over and see. Anyway, great to hear friom you, hope you are both well.


It's called Aquavit - Just don't get the danish aquavit - it's just essence - not the real thing. Get the norwegian akevitt - Dels been bringing "Gammel Opland" Aquavit to the gatherings:-) In norwegian it's called Akevitt.
Here's a link to a webpage with english text:
http://www.arcus.no/eng/Sweden/Products/d2Y-18UlNO38pBp7q5B8Nxh0xE2N13jIpwl LWWC.ips?template=products;cid=584;fid=587

I was thinking of something in the ABBfamily.
Harvey - It sounds good with maybe some Mule or Derek & Susan next year I was hoping that maybe the Honeytribe would come over around here - not Germany. But i guess Scandinavia or UK isn't on the list this time.
Hey with the new Album in January - maybe there's a chance Gregg wants to try playing in the UK?? We can only hope


EnglishDarren - 11/18/2010 at 02:09 PM

Bill Nelson(BeBop Deluxe) is holding his annual Nelsonica next weekend in York it is over 2 days Fri/Sat with three separate concerts a meet and greet and a Q&A with Bill ,Nick Dew(Axe Victim drummer) and John Leckie(Be Bop producer).
Is anybody else from these parts attending?


Shavian - 11/18/2010 at 05:34 PM

quote:
standing on the raised bit at the back behind the door. Gordon, you probably walked right past me.


Sorry I missed you, Barry!

I was on the Level One balcony though.


manitou - 11/18/2010 at 06:24 PM

Matt Schofield at the Borderline this coming Saturday anyone?


manitou - 11/18/2010 at 06:34 PM

not forgeting Simon McBride next week


Shavian - 11/18/2010 at 06:41 PM

quote:
Matt Schofield at the Borderline this coming Saturday anyone?


Me (look up the page!!!).


manitou - 11/18/2010 at 07:26 PM

OOH see you there!...they've refurbished the Borderline... will be interesting to see if they've improved the lighting for us photographers


Rasc - 11/19/2010 at 10:11 PM

quote:
Matt Schofield at the Borderline this coming Saturday anyone?


Yep.


Rasc - 11/19/2010 at 10:12 PM

quote:
not forgeting Simon McBride next week


Not that though, I'm at Monster Magnet over the road.


Rasc - 11/19/2010 at 10:15 PM

quote:
OOH see you there!...they've refurbished the Borderline... will be interesting to see if they've improved the lighting for us photographers


I was there for Philip Sayce a couple of nights ago, interior has been tarted up a fair bit & they've now got a red curtain covering the back wall behind the stage. Debatable as to whether the lighting's any better.


Shavian - 11/20/2010 at 12:04 AM

Anyone going to The Pillars of Hercules for pre-show drinks?


manitou - 11/22/2010 at 08:37 AM

Hey Gordon did you go to Matt's gig? didnt see you.. saw Rasc and Co.
HtoHE and I got in pre show to interview Matt which was fun. Great gig, love the new drummer.
Thought the band sounded heavier that I 've heard before. Nice.


Shavian - 11/22/2010 at 11:14 AM

Yeah, I was there. Chatted to your bro before the start.

I've just posted on facebook about how good I thought Kevin Hays was and how I wonder how Matt can advance his careeer. He's been playing the 100 Club, Borderline type venues for too long. And they are disappearing!

I think of how quickly Bonamassa went from Borderilne to SBE to RAH. Not that Matt is as much of a showman but he is on equal terms with Joe on technique. Maybe a regular line-up would help, a second guitarist or vocalist? I hope his next album isn't more of the same, although the New Orleans recording venue isn't hopeful. I'd rather see him playing Chicago Blues than N'orleans funk.

Did he say how the US tour went?


manitou - 11/22/2010 at 04:26 PM


manitou - 11/22/2010 at 04:27 PM

the photo of Matt Schofield above taken at the borderline


hippy69 - 11/23/2010 at 01:43 PM

Just a quick note to let you know that last night I found out that the Charlotte Street Blues has closed down. It's a shame as it was a nice venue. It was losing money hand over foot I was told.


manitou - 11/23/2010 at 04:56 PM

charlotte street blues has been closed for a week or two now..they've got 9 of my photos hanging on the wall. I'm trying to gain access to get them back!


manitou - 11/23/2010 at 08:39 PM

anyone going to see Ian Siegal at Dingwalls on Thursday?


Shavian - 11/24/2010 at 10:14 AM

Didn't care for Ian Seigal when I sw him at the 100 Club.

Peter Frampton dates:

Leamington Spa 1 March
Glasgow ABC 2 March
Manchester Academy 3 March
London SBE 5 March
Bristol Academy 6 March

Does he still play with that ridiculous tube in his mouth?!!




harvey - 11/25/2010 at 12:36 AM

Anyone up for Beacon 2011? ... thinking about the second weekend (17th / 18th / 19th) ...


scotiadave - 11/25/2010 at 01:08 AM

Damnit - just got back from the Atlantic City show ..... don't think the bank'll let me do another so soon after


Shavian - 11/25/2010 at 11:02 AM

I could go but think I'll be headed somewhere warmer than New York in March! Brrrrr.......



EnglishDarren - 11/25/2010 at 02:49 PM

quote:
Anyone up for Beacon 2011? ... thinking about the second weekend (17th / 18th / 19th) ...


It looks good to me.


Rasc - 11/25/2010 at 11:24 PM

quote:
Great gig, love the new drummer.
Thought the band sounded heavier that I 've heard before. Nice.


Great gig as usual, yes, but I didn't think the new drummer was anything special, didn't add anything that wasn't already there put it that way. Evan Jenkins is Matt's best drummer I think.
Matt's guitar sound was heavier for sure, might even say it was lacking some of the tonal subtleties of before, sounds great on the recording though.


Rasc - 11/25/2010 at 11:34 PM

quote:
I've just posted on facebook about how good I thought Kevin Hays was and how I wonder how Matt can advance his careeer. He's been playing the 100 Club, Borderline type venues for too long. And they are disappearing!

I think of how quickly Bonamassa went from Borderilne to SBE to RAH. Not that Matt is as much of a showman but he is on equal terms with Joe on technique. Maybe a regular line-up would help, a second guitarist or vocalist? I hope his next album isn't more of the same, although the New Orleans recording venue isn't hopeful. I'd rather see him playing Chicago Blues than N'orleans funk.



Whilst Matt is more than a match with Bonamassa playing wise, Joe has more of hard rock sound & thus more mass appeal. Difficult to see how Matt can broaden his appeal but I for one am more than happy to see him a few times a year in small venues, though I understand that doesn't help him much. A couple of high profille support slots wouldn't harm him but I've had this discussion with him once before & he seems happy to keep it at a certain level just ticking over nicely.
Also more than happy for him to settle into a funky N'awlins groove on the new album should he choose to do so. He's been playing the same set for a good while now, look forward to it being freshened up with some new stuff.


manitou - 11/26/2010 at 08:21 AM

Hey Mark, thanks for the 100 club recording..very nice!
With regards to the new drummer, Matt said he felt Kevin's style gave him and Jonny more room to jam...which sounds good to me!.


harvey - 11/26/2010 at 04:00 PM

I managed to get Beacon tickets for all three nights I wanted ...

Thu 17th - Lower Balc - Row C - Seats 103 & 104

Fri 18th - Lower Balc - Row B - Seats 17 & 19

Sat 19th - Lower Balc - Row C - Seats 1 & 3

Couldn't get any in the Loge (which is my favourite) but guess going for pairs of tickets (my son is coming with me) rather than solo tickets as per previous years makes a difference. Anyway, near the front and centre of the lower balc is better than the rear orch seats I was otherwise being offered so I am reasonably happy ... bottom line is I am in the house and NYC bound ...


scotiadave - 11/26/2010 at 10:52 PM



Colin ... very cool


EnglishDarren - 11/27/2010 at 07:55 AM

quote:
I managed to get Beacon tickets for all three nights I wanted ...

Thu 17th - Lower Balc - Row C - Seats 103 & 104

Fri 18th - Lower Balc - Row B - Seats 17 & 19

Sat 19th - Lower Balc - Row C - Seats 1 & 3

Couldn't get any in the Loge (which is my favourite) but guess going for pairs of tickets (my son is coming with me) rather than solo tickets as per previous years makes a difference. Anyway, near the front and centre of the lower balc is better than the rear orch seats I was otherwise being offered so I am reasonably happy ... bottom line is I am in the house and NYC bound ...


Same nights as me Harvey,has anybody else from the UK bought tickets in the pre sale?


harvey - 11/27/2010 at 10:02 AM

Look forward to seeing you there Darren ... I will probably be staying at the Milburn ...


ABBDutchFan - 11/27/2010 at 07:24 PM

quote:


Colin ... very cool


Ditto!


EnglishDarren - 11/28/2010 at 11:40 PM

quote:
Look forward to seeing you there Darren ... I will probably be staying at the Milburn ...


Same here staying at On the Ave.


HtoHe - 12/2/2010 at 03:55 PM

quote:
Did he say how the US tour went?



Hey Shavian, yes, he was very upbeat about the tour, more plans for more of the same next year, and he said "I think we're going to be there a lot..."

My only complaint about the gig was it was kinda short, 2 sets of 40-45 mins...


JimRudge - 12/4/2010 at 12:20 AM

You all missed out on a great gig by Fistful of Mercy tonight at Koko, London. Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper treated us all to great songs with CSN-esque harmonies. They played all of their new album, one song from each of their own catalogues and covers of Dylan, PJ Harvey and Velvet Underground. Ended a wonderful evening by singing With Whom You Belong totally unplugged from the edge of the stage.


scotiadave - 12/4/2010 at 11:04 AM



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scotiadave - 12/4/2010 at 11:06 AM



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hippy69 - 12/7/2010 at 01:54 PM

quote:
You all missed out on a great gig by Fistful of Mercy tonight at Koko, London. Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper treated us all to great songs with CSN-esque harmonies. They played all of their new album, one song from each of their own catalogues and covers of Dylan, PJ Harvey and Velvet Underground. Ended a wonderful evening by singing With Whom You Belong totally unplugged from the edge of the stage.


Sounded like a great show Jim. I was supposed to be kayaking that weekend so didn't get tickets. The bummer is, that the trip got cancelled and I forgot the gig was on. Next time I'll see them for sure.


manitou - 12/7/2010 at 11:37 PM

any other fans of Charlotte Street Blues Wednesday Jam night will be glad to know since the demise of CSB ,a new venue for the jam has been found.
From Wednesday 12th January, every Wednesday from 9pm-12pm, the weekly blues jam is picking up at the Alley Cat bar, Denmark St. Formerly Peter Parkers, it is under the Fender shop in the building that used to be Regent Sound Studios. It will be free to musicians, and £2 to other people. It's a great room, and expect to see many of the Charlotte St regulars. Start spreading the word


Shavian - 12/8/2010 at 11:09 AM

Sounds good!


Shavian - 12/10/2010 at 03:30 PM

Let me point you in the direction of a Blues Guitar Heroes special from Guitarist magazine.

Interviews and features on loads of players from Robert Johnson to Aynsley Lister, Ten classic guitars, Top 40 Blues gutarists (Duane 24, Derek 10!), a history of slide guitar and loads of great photographs. Around 250 pages.

£9.99 from WHS and other good newsagents (and some dodgy ones!).


JimRudge - 1/16/2011 at 08:55 PM

Bloody Hell, it's quiet ain't it?! Only show I've got booked is Gogol Bordello and thinking about Frampton.


Rasc - 1/16/2011 at 10:30 PM

Bit of a slow start to the year isn't it? I'm going to see The Cult next Friday & Thin Lizzy a couple of days later then nothing til Frampton.


HtoHe - 1/17/2011 at 10:33 AM

There's Sam Hare's band + Josh Bray at the Green Note in Camden this Wednesday...


Shavian - 1/20/2011 at 12:40 PM

All you Drive By Truckers fans will be delighted by this.............

Thu 5 May O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Fri 6 May Bristol Anson Rooms
Tue 10 May O2 Academy Liverpool
Wed 11 May Metropolitan Uni Leeds



hippy69 - 1/20/2011 at 02:19 PM

The Black Crowes have just announced UK dates too.

Mon 07/11/11 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Academy
Tue 07/12/11 London, United Kingdom O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wed 07/13/11 London, United Kingdom O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

I'm told the Shepherds Bush tickets go on sale 28th Jan.

Speaking of 28th Jan my little combo The Snakeoil Rattlers are playing The Water Rats in Kings Cross if anyone is bored that day. We're louder now with a drummer, electric guitar and trying out for the first time some lap steel in for the dobro. Let me know if you're coming down and I'll put you on the cheap list. We're second on at 7.45pm and there's some other bands playing too you might fancy.


manitou - 1/20/2011 at 04:42 PM

Gregg Allman is doing a "session" for Radio 2 in Feb some time


DerekFromCincinnati - 1/20/2011 at 08:27 PM

Both Marty and his right hand man gunslinger Kenny Vaughan can play the sh&t out of the guitar. This would be a good one to see;

quote:
MARTY STUART RIDES GHOST TRAIN TO THE UK

Quintessential Traditional Country Album Tops
Critics’ End Of Year Lists

Nashville, TN. –Jan 20, 2011- GRAMMY nominee Marty Stuart will kick off his UK Tour in Glasgow, Scotland on Jan. 28. The tour comes on the heels of praise from UK press for his album GHOST TRAIN (THE STUDIO B SESSIONS), with the BBC noting that Stuart has “a complete understanding of what makes good country music sound right, and just enough rebelliousness to keep it fresh,” while the UK Independent calls GHOST TRAIN “the best country album of this year.”

UK TOUR DATES:
1/28 Glasgow, Scotland
1/29 Gateshead, England
1/30 Nottingham, England
1/31 Milton Keynes, England
2/1 London, England
2/2 Dublin, Ireland

The album, including two GRAMMY nominated tracks for “Best Country Collaboration With Vocals” for “I Run To You,” and “Best Country Instrumental” for “Hummingbyrd,” also landed on several year-end lists including NPR’s “Ken Tucker’s Top 10 of 2010,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, CMT.com, No Depression, Toronto Star and The 9513.

From Glasgow, Scotland to Glasgow, Kentucky, Stuart has added a slew of dates across the US following his UK stint. For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.martystuart.net.


NickQuaeck1 - 1/20/2011 at 10:37 PM

Hi Derek! Yeah I agree about Marty. Off to Glasgow on Monday for a week of Celtic Connections Fest. Should meet up with Jerry Douglas and the Transatlantic Sessions guys, also, Tim O'Brien/Bryan Sutton/Stuart Duncan Band, Richard Thompson, The Wilders and of course the awesome Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives. As you say, Kenny Vaughan is the real deal on the guitar.
Should be a cool 5 days.
Best
Nick


EnglishDarren - 2/1/2011 at 09:18 PM

Bill Nelson is doing a show on March the 26th which is been filmed for ITV at Metropolis Studio's but if you want to go you will have to be quick as there are only 125 tickets.


Shavian - 2/1/2011 at 10:27 PM

At £175 a ticket, I'd expect him to come and play in my sitting room!!


EnglishDarren - 2/2/2011 at 09:47 AM

quote:
At £175 a ticket, I'd expect him to come and play in my sitting room!!




What can you do,you either pay the ridiculous prices or you don't go


Shavian - 2/2/2011 at 09:59 AM

Let me think...................a champagne reception, meet & greet with Bill Nelson and a DVD of the gig with my name on it...........................or 86 visits to the Sam Hare Blues Jam at the Alleycat Club?




JimRudge - 2/2/2011 at 10:06 AM

Some Black Country Communion dates on Presale to O2 customers - but at £40 a pop + bf, I'll be giving them a miss.

26 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
O2 Academy Leeds

27 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
O2 Academy Newcastle

29 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
O2 Academy Glasgow

30 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
Manchester Academy

Re ticket cost, is that just the Scotsman in me, or do I need to get real about ticket prices these days? Happily pay £18 to go see GlennHughes Band again, but I think £40 is too much, £25/£30 would have merited serious consideration if they hit O2 Bristol. However some serious arm-twisting from mates who are big GH fans will ensue if they do play Brizzle.



[Edited on 2/2/2011 by JimRudge]


manitou - 2/2/2011 at 10:20 AM

86 visits to the Sam Hare Blues Jam at the Alleycat Club?

Id go along with that sentiment.. you popping down tonight?


Shavian - 2/2/2011 at 12:11 PM

Planning to!

Am going to see the Woody Guthrie play "Woody Sez" thsi afternoon.


harvey - 2/2/2011 at 01:37 PM

quote:
Planning to!

Am going to see the Woody Guthrie play "Woody Sez" this afternoon.




Is that the pensioners special matinee ...


harvey - 2/2/2011 at 01:45 PM

quote:
Some Black Country Communion dates on Presale to O2 customers - but at £40 a pop + bf, I'll be giving them a miss.

26 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
O2 Academy Leeds

27 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
O2 Academy Newcastle

29 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
O2 Academy Glasgow

30 Jul 2011 7.00PM
Black Country Communion
Manchester Academy

Re ticket cost, is that just the Scotsman in me, or do I need to get real about ticket prices these days? Happily pay £18 to go see GlennHughes Band again, but I think £40 is too much, £25/£30 would have merited serious consideration if they hit O2 Bristol. However some serious arm-twisting from mates who are big GH fans will ensue if they do play Brizzle.


£40 is a bit steep ... but I would like to see them having missed out last year ...

Prices definitely on the up these days though ... so far this year UK gigs I have booked are: Trucks/Tedeschi @ £25, Frampton @ £30, Yes @ £40, James Taylor @ £60 and Roxy Music @ £80 ... so I guess £40 is not extortionate in the overall scheme of things ... but probably wouldn't go twice!


JimRudge - 2/2/2011 at 01:54 PM

quote:
so far this year UK gigs I have booked are: .... and Roxy Music @ £80 ..


didn't realise you were a closet glam rocker, Colin. Don't worry, your secret's safe with me (oh and the rest of the forum!)


hippy69 - 2/2/2011 at 02:02 PM

quote:
Planning to!

Am going to see the Woody Guthrie play "Woody Sez" thsi afternoon.




Hey Gordon can you let me know how it is? I was thinking of going myself sometime.


manitou - 2/3/2011 at 12:16 PM

Hey Gordon, nice to see a fellow forum member at the Alley Cat bar last night... good jam!


Shavian - 2/3/2011 at 01:04 PM

Al - good to see you and Moray too!

We had a blast for £2 and anyone who can and doesn't get themselves down to Tin Pan Alley on a Wednesday is missing out on a great night's music.

Is it just my imagination or is it much slicker than at the Charlotte Street Blues Bar? Less messing about between jams? Sam runs a tight ship - he calls the names, you get on stage and ready to play and, if you miss your turn, "Tough"!

I loved the 12/13 year-old Aaron Keylock singing BB King's I Had a Woman!

I felt a bit inadequate not being able to join in. Mind you - if the kazoo counts..........!

Barry - I loved Woody Sez and I think you would too. It's basically a run through Woody's life with a cast of four who are all good singers and musicians - double bass, geetars, fiddles, mandolin, dulcimer, autoharp, harmonica etc. American/ Canadian cast so no grating accents.

Don't go to a midweek matinee! There was fewer than 30 (probably closer to 20) in the Stalls and - HARVEY PLEASE NOTE - most of them were older than me!!! So there wasn't a lot of audience participation.

On a Saturday, they have a free hootenanny in the lobby after the performance so that may be the time to go. Runs until 2 April.




[Edited on 2/3/2011 by Shavian]


harvey - 2/3/2011 at 07:13 PM

Come on now Gordon ... you don't expect us to believe that there are 20 to 30 people in London that are older than you ...



Glad you enjoyed the show ... might check it out myself when I go to see Frampton ...


harvey - 2/8/2011 at 01:57 PM

Went to see Roxy Music last night in London ... excellent show ... I didn't care too much for their later stuff when they became more commercial ... but really liked the quirky eclectic nature of the first 2 or 3 albums ... and last night they played 75% from those and only a few later numbers so I was in my element ... set list below ...

ROXY MUSIC @ o2 ARENA ~ LONDON - 7th FEB 2011

1. The Main Thing
2. Street Life
3. Pyjamarama
4. If There Is Something
5. Prairie Rose
6. Just Like You
7. Amazona
8. In Every Dream Home a Heartache
9. 2HB
10. Like a Hurricane
11. Tara
12. Bitter-Sweet
13. Sentimental Fool
14. To Turn You On
15. Same Old Scene
16. Avalon
17. My Only Love
18. Jealous Guy
19. Virginia Plain
20. Love Is The Drug
21. Editions of You
22. Do The Strand
23. For Your Pleasure


Lana - 2/9/2011 at 12:41 AM

Hey there sweet family,

Ok, we've just updated Gregory's tour dates ... get ready to smile across the pond. :-)

04/22/11 Columbus, Ohio Lifestyle Communities Pavilion On Sale: Saturday, February 12
04/23/11 Toledo, Ohio Huntington Bank Arena
04/26/11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tower Theatre On Sale: Friday, February 18
04/27/11 Indiana, Pennsylvania Kovalchick Complex On Sale: Friday, February 18
05/6/11 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05/7/11 Biloxi, Mississippi Hard Rock Live
06/2/11 Engelwood, New Jersey Bergen Performing Arts Center
06/25/11 Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPAIN Azkena Rock Festival
07/1/11 London, ENGLAND Barbican On Sale Date coming soon...
07/2/11 Birmingham, ENGLAND Symphony Hall On Sale Date coming soon...
07/6/11 Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM Usher Hall On Sale Date coming soon...
07/9/11 Weert, NETHERLANDS Bospop Festival On Sale: Friday, February 25
07/10/11 Bonn, GERMANY Museumsplatz Festival
07/13/11 Nurnburg, GERMANY Lowensaal
07/15/11 Tuttlingen, GERMANY Honberg Sommer
07/16/11 Alsfeld, GERMANY Burg Herzberg Festival
09/14/11 - 09/15/11 Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival On Sale: Sunday, May 15

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana

[Edited on 2/9/2011 by Lana]


Shavian - 2/15/2011 at 09:13 AM

quote:
Went to see Roxy Music last night in London ... excellent show ... I didn't care too much for their later stuff when they became more commercial ... but really liked the quirky eclectic nature of the first 2 or 3 albums ... and last night they played 75% from those and only a few later numbers so I was in my element ... set list below ...




Missed this before, Colin, as people seem to be breaking out new threads for tours like Gregg's and Matt's

The first three Roxy albums were fantastic, and still are.


manitou - 2/15/2011 at 01:16 PM

oops.. perhaps we should keep all UK based gig news and reviews on this thread


Shavian - 2/19/2011 at 11:12 AM

Any old Focus fans?

Saturday 30th April 7.30pm

The Jan Akkerman Band - Bush Hall, London




JimRudge - 2/28/2011 at 08:14 PM

Bonamassa UK Tour - October 2011

From an email -
"Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa is back in the capital with his ace touring band to undertake a UK tour this October in support of his 9th studio album Dust Bowl" and hits the hmv Apollo on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd October.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 2 March. Dont miss your chance to see the guitar hero himself, live in London."

Other dates so far are Blackpool Opera House 15th Oct and Cardiff Arena on 18th.

Anyone going to High Voltage on the Saturday (23/7) - Dream Theatre, Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull, Spock's Beard, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn and others I'll be taking a rest at (Thunder, Michael Schenker (may check him out), The Enid, Pallas)


Rasc - 2/28/2011 at 10:27 PM

As much as I like Bonamassa & have supported him since his first visit to these shores in 2005 I think charging £55 a pop for Hammersmith is a serious piss-take for someone who's been estabilshed for such a short time. Don't begrudge him his success but I'll stick with my memories of the good 'old' days of £9 for the Green Man in Barnet & £15 for the Borderline.


JimRudge - 3/1/2011 at 10:20 AM

quote:
As much as I like Bonamassa & have supported him since his first visit to these shores in 2005 I think charging £55 a pop for Hammersmith is a serious piss-take for someone who's been estabilshed for such a short time. Don't begrudge him his success but I'll stick with my memories of the good 'old' days of £9 for the Green Man in Barnet & £15 for the Borderline.


Totally agree, that's far too much for him. much as I enjoy his playing, watching him live makes me boak with all the posing and look how great I am attitude, so won't be going anyway! However, the poser fest between him and Glenn Hughes in BCC will be worth a laugh while listening to the great music and at £60 for High Voltage Saturday, that's far better value.


EnglishDarren - 3/1/2011 at 02:26 PM

Peter Frampton this Thursday in Manchester.


Rasc - 3/1/2011 at 10:50 PM

London on Saturday for me. 8pm start, no support, nice.


Lana - 3/2/2011 at 12:19 AM

Hey there sweet family,

Here are Gregory's new tour dates:

6/29 – Paris, France Grand Rex
7/4 – Dublin, Ireland Grand Canal Theatre
7/12- Munich, Germany Tollwood Festival

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


JimRudge - 3/2/2011 at 07:06 AM

quote:
Hey there sweet family,

Here are Gregory's new tour dates:

6/29 – Paris, France Grand Rex
7/4 – Dublin, Ireland Grand Canal Theatre
7/12- Munich, Germany Tollwood Festival

Take care and know that you are loved


So no guest at the Empire on the 29th then. Good to see new dates in Europe.

Lana


harvey - 3/2/2011 at 08:28 AM

quote:
London on Saturday for me. 8pm start, no support, nice.


Me too Mark ... probably be in O'Neills for a pie and pint before hand ...


peach-head - 3/2/2011 at 10:09 AM

quote:
Peter Frampton this Thursday in Manchester.


Hi Darren, Might see you there.


EnglishDarren - 3/2/2011 at 05:14 PM

quote:
quote:
Peter Frampton this Thursday in Manchester.


Hi Darren, Might see you there.


I will be the one wearing the red Palace Theatre Tee shirt.


harvey - 3/3/2011 at 11:19 AM

I HAVE A SPARE TICKET FOR PETER FRAMPTON @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE THIS COMING SATURDAY (5TH MARCH).

TICKET COST £33 WITH CHARGES BUT I WILL ACCEPT £25 RATHER THAN SELL IT TO A SCALPER.

GORDON? ... BARRY? ... OR ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED? ... SEND ME A PM.


peach-head - 3/3/2011 at 12:47 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Peter Frampton this Thursday in Manchester.


Hi Darren, Might see you there.


I will be the one wearing the red Palace Theatre Tee shirt.


I'll keep my eye out for you.


harvey - 3/3/2011 at 01:20 PM

I HAVE A SPARE TICKET FOR PETER FRAMPTON @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE THIS COMING SATURDAY (5TH MARCH).

TICKET COST £33 WITH CHARGES BUT I WILL ACCEPT £25 RATHER THAN SELL IT TO A SCALPER.

GORDON? ... BARRY? ... OR ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED? ... SEND ME A PM.


Shavian - 3/3/2011 at 01:25 PM

Thanks, Colin, but I'm busy.

Enjoy!


hippy69 - 3/3/2011 at 01:31 PM

Yeah thanks Colin, but Frampton isn't really my bag.


JimRudge - 3/4/2011 at 09:17 AM

quote:
I HAVE A SPARE TICKET FOR PETER FRAMPTON @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE THIS COMING SATURDAY (5TH MARCH).

TICKET COST £33 WITH CHARGES BUT I WILL ACCEPT £25 RATHER THAN SELL IT TO A SCALPER.

GORDON? ... BARRY? ... OR ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED? ... SEND ME A PM.


Sorry Colin, already booked my ticket for the Bristol Rovers relgation battle that day.

Anyway, looks as if it could be a busy few weeks with Warren announcing a "World Tour" with dates on the 8th & 9th July in France. We can live in hope, but to be honest, I can't see much more than a London date, so looks like 3 trips to the capital to see 4/7ths of the ABB within a couple of weeks. for the experience for the expense!


Shavian - 3/4/2011 at 04:38 PM

Matt Schofield tour dates:

May 3 London Borderline
May 4 Bilston nr. Wolverhampton Robin2
May 5 Manchester Band on the Wall
May 6 York Fibbers
May 7 Newcastle The Cluny
May 8 Cardiff Glee Club
May 9 Oxford Bullingdon.

The US Tour in June should be interesting - it is planned to "start in Maryland, heading east"!

Bring your wetsuit!


Rasc - 3/6/2011 at 11:09 PM

An impressive 2hrs 45mins (no break!) from Frampton last night. Very underrated guitarist, good stuff.


Rasc - 3/6/2011 at 11:11 PM

quote:
Matt Schofield tour dates:
May 3 London Borderline



That's really annoying, already booked tickets for Bernie Marsden's Rory Gallagher tribute night at the Jazz Cafe on the same evening.


Shavian - 3/16/2011 at 06:44 PM

Not sure if this is too country but Shelby Lynne UK tour dates out:

1 May - Queens Hall, Edinburgh
2 May - Lowry, Manchester
3 May - Thekla, Bristol
6 May - Cadogan Hall, London




[Edited on 3/16/2011 by Shavian]


Shavian - 3/19/2011 at 09:44 PM

North Mississppi Allstars

May 11 Dingwalls, London http://www.dingwalls.com/listings/gigdetails/11-may-11-north-mississippi-al lstars-duo-dingwalls/
May 13 Sala Bikini, Barcelona
May 14 Durango Club, Valencia
May 15 Sala Stereo, Murcia
May 17 Supersonic, Cadiz
May 18 El Sol, Madrid
May 19 O Tunnel, A Coruna
May 20 Acapulco Theatre, Gijon
May 21 Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao




[Edited on 3/19/2011 by Shavian]


manitou - 3/19/2011 at 11:46 PM

Ian Siegal is sitting in with the NMA at Dingwalls


NickQuaeck1 - 3/20/2011 at 07:08 PM

Love this band but no Chris Chew at Dingwalls?? I wonder if they'll play acoustic or mix it up?


Shavian - 3/22/2011 at 06:36 PM

Had a browse through products on Amazon for Warren Haynes recently?

Did you order a copy of the Celica FWD Automotive Repair Manual: 1986-1999 (Haynes Automotive Repair Manuals) by Larry Warren and J.H. Haynes?

It's a must-have addition to your collection!




ABBDutchFan - 3/23/2011 at 11:34 PM

quote:
North Mississppi Allstars

May 11 Dingwalls, London http://www.dingwalls.com/listings/gigdetails/11-may-11-north-mississippi-al lstars-duo-dingwalls/
May 13 Sala Bikini, Barcelona
May 14 Durango Club, Valencia
May 15 Sala Stereo, Murcia
May 17 Supersonic, Cadiz
May 18 El Sol, Madrid
May 19 O Tunnel, A Coruna
May 20 Acapulco Theatre, Gijon
May 21 Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao

[Edited on 3/19/2011 by Shavian]


Unfortunally they cancelled a festival date in the Netherlands. When i checked their website i only found 8 dates in Spain. Now recently this London date is added so now i wonder if it's going to be a more expanded tour after all. Wouldn't mind cathing them live again. Great band.


alans - 3/24/2011 at 11:08 PM

I'm gutted about this. as I'll be in Arizona on holiday. I always loved a bit of Americana and the Jayhawks were always my favourites. Don't know how many of guys are into it but here are the European dates to promote the new album from the classic line up as well



August 3, Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
August 4, Manchester, UK - Academy 2
August 5, London, UK - Forum
August 6, Heuveland, Belgium - Dranouter Festival
August 8, Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
August 9, Hengelo, Holland - Metropool
August 12, Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
August 13, Stockholm, Sweden - Way Out West
August 14, Helsiniki, Finland - Tavastia


Shavian - 3/25/2011 at 09:49 AM

Thanks, Alan.

I have taken a punt on that one!

Also on sale this morning:

Randy Brecker and Bill Evans - Soulbop
Featuring Medeski Martin and Wood + Terence Blanchard

7 July, Barbican



[Edited on 3/25/2011 by Shavian]


ABBDutchFan - 3/25/2011 at 11:09 AM

quote:
I'm gutted about this. as I'll be in Arizona on holiday. I always loved a bit of Americana and the Jayhawks were always my favourites. Don't know how many of guys are into it but here are the European dates to promote the new album from the classic line up as well



August 3, Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
August 4, Manchester, UK - Academy 2
August 5, London, UK - Forum
August 6, Heuveland, Belgium - Dranouter Festival
August 8, Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
August 9, Hengelo, Holland - Metropool
August 12, Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
August 13, Stockholm, Sweden - Way Out West
August 14, Helsiniki, Finland - Tavastia


Definitely a Jayhawks appreciator here. Especially the classic line-up. Amsterdam show looks cool but i may be on vacation in that period too. Cool summer concerts in abundance
this year!


EnglishDarren - 3/25/2011 at 01:26 PM

Bill Nelson The power house Chiswick on sat,I know it's toooo expensive but what can you do.


Shavian - 4/5/2011 at 06:22 PM

Tift Merritt will support Gregg Allman at The Barbican.

http://www.tiftmerritt.com/




Shavian - 4/7/2011 at 05:06 PM

Leon Russell at Cadogan Hall (Sloane Square) Monday 27 June (£33.25).


alans - 4/7/2011 at 10:12 PM

Not Got my Derek and Susan Tickets yet. Anyone else waiting?


JimRudge - 4/7/2011 at 10:46 PM

quote:
Not Got my Derek and Susan Tickets yet. Anyone else waiting?


I got mine very quickly after ordering, perhaps only a week later. Better get checking, Alan, only 12 weeks away!


manitou - 4/8/2011 at 07:30 AM

Not got mine yet either..ordered straight away too.


alans - 4/8/2011 at 10:25 PM

I ordered from The Ticket Factory anyone else used them?


scotiadave - 4/9/2011 at 11:13 AM

I did the print out thing ............... hell I'll just give you all copies of mine


manitou - 4/9/2011 at 04:20 PM

Yeah.. Ticket Factory for me too... I did the pre sale thing.. typical! No benefit and so far... no tickets!


JimRudge - 4/13/2011 at 10:15 AM

JJ Grey & Mofro UK dates -

One of these bands I've read about in HTN magazine but never heard. Now listening to Georgia Warhorse courtesy of Spotify. Like what I'm hearing, so think I'll be draggin' myself along to The Tunnels (which is a new venue for me).

Mon May 9 The Tunnels Bristol, Temple Meads Bristol, UK

Tue May 10 The Robin 2, Wolverhampton, Bilston, West Midlands, UK with Simon McBride

Wed May 11 O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK with Simon McBride

Thu May 12 O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

Sat May 14 The BoomBoom Club, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY, UK (Sutton United Football Club, The Borough Sports Ground)




PeachyHeidi - 4/18/2011 at 12:21 PM

Hey guys

Long time no see Del and I haven't been much out travelling this year, so we haven't been able to catch up with you. I'm hoping that it will be better next year (crossing my fingers).

I just popped in to let you know that this years bluesfest in Notodden has a great lineup:
Warren Haynes Band, the original Blues Brothers Band, Elvin Bishop, Dana Fuchs band, Beth Hart etc etc.
I'm so excited!!
You can check out the lineup here:
http://www.bluesfest.no/


JimRudge - 4/28/2011 at 10:55 AM

ROGER DALTREY TO PERFORM THE WHO’S LEGENDARY “TOMMY” ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH
PLUS A VARIETY OF THE WHO’S CLASSICS - AND MORE
THREE WEEK UK TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 3RD IN ALCESTER

3-Jul ALCESTER RAGLEY HALL
4-Jul GATESHEAD SAGE
6-Jul GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
7-Jul MANCHESTER BRIDGEWATER HALL
9-Jul NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE
10-Jul NEWPORT CENTRE
12-Jul BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
13-Jul SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILLION
15-Jul GUILDFORD GUILFEST
16-Jul HAMPSHIRE BROADLANDS
17-Jul HARROGATE RIPLEY HOUSE
19-Jul HULL CITY HALL
21-Jul LONDON INDIGO 02
22-Jul NORWICH BLICKLING HALL
24-Jul EXETER POWDERHAM CASTLE

Now that's a tour - not just 3 dates in London Birmingham and Manchester. It will be great to see him in these smaller (1500/2000) halls all around the UK rather than the large arenas used too often these days. Well done Rog!

Colston Hall going on sale 6th May :-)


Shavian - 4/28/2011 at 08:29 PM

It's A Beautiful Day (inc David La Flamme) touring UK in June.

Dates are a bit hard to come by but include

10 Hebden Bridge
11 Southsea
14 Wolverhampton
16 Chislehurst
17 Sutton




Rasc - 4/29/2011 at 09:12 AM

Frampton Comes Alive 35th Aniversary tour in Nov:

http://www.artistarena.uk.com/peterframpton/


EnglishDarren - 4/29/2011 at 09:58 AM

Bill Nelson at Showroom and Workstation Sheffield 7th May.£10 a ticket a lot cheaper than his last show.


EnglishDarren - 5/5/2011 at 04:45 PM

Peter Framton Manchester Bridgewater Hall 11/11/2011 third row Anybody else going?


Shavian - 5/5/2011 at 05:56 PM

Amazon are doing a combined price of £17.80 for Revelator and Man In Motion.




Shavian - 5/5/2011 at 09:26 PM

Just checked the Barbican website: only 12 rear balcony seats left available for Gregg Allman!




Shavian - 5/6/2011 at 09:17 AM

Anyone going to Roger Daltrey Plays Tommy at Indig02 on Thu 21 July?

I'm in. I like the venue and the seats are all one price (£49.50) including the super comfy King's Row VIP section.


JimRudge - 5/10/2011 at 08:32 AM

Gordon, Going to Bristol Colston Hall to see Daltrey doing Tommy. O2 is a b****** to get back from if you live in the sticks!

In case anyone missed Darren's seperate post -

"Just in case you missed it on the WH page he has added a UK date at the Shepherds Bush Empire on the 5th of July"

Presale for O2 customers probably starting tomorrow (Wednesday 11th), general sale starts Friday 13th .

That cheered me up after having to miss JJ Grey in Bristol last night, but 29th June -
5th July is looking to be an expensive week (all that beer)!


Shavian - 5/10/2011 at 10:44 AM

Are you relocating to London for that period, Jim?!

29 June - TTB
1 July - GA
5 July - WHB


JimRudge - 5/10/2011 at 01:02 PM

quote:
Are you relocating to London for that period, Jim?!

29 June - TTB
1 July - GA
5 July - WHB




Just about! Staying at the Grantley (opposite the Empire) on 29th with Alan and Colin (can see that night being a bit messy!) then Karen's coming in on 30th and we're staying with our neice in Croydon till the Sunday, but just me for Gregg's show. Just getting the train for the 5th and hope they keep within the curfew so I can make the 11:30 back!

O2 presale for Warren starts at 9:00am Wednesday 11th. I'll be going for the upstairs first balcony (unless it's seated downstairs). Wish they would do reserve seating there so we don't need to leave the pub early.


peach-head - 5/10/2011 at 02:56 PM

quote:
Peter Framton Manchester Bridgewater Hall 11/11/2011 third row Anybody else going?


Yep.


hippy69 - 5/16/2011 at 12:53 PM

quote:
Are you relocating to London for that period, Jim?!
29 June - TTB
1 July - GA
5 July - WHB



Yeah Jim and if you need something to do on Thurs 30th The Snakeoil Rattlers are opening for the Obitsuns at the Water Rats. It's an all electric show now too. Hear new songs at http://www.reverbnation.com/snakeoilrattlers .


Flamekeeper - 5/17/2011 at 07:27 PM

The A~M~A~Z~I~N~G Sarah Jarosz is headed your way;

7-14 Glasgow, Scotland - CCA Glasgow
7-16 Bedford, UK - Civic Theatre
7-17 Sheffield, UK - Greystones
7-18 Bristol, UK - St. Bonaventure's
7-19 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre
7-20 London, UK - Bush Hall - Part of a Communion Show
7-22 Nottingham, UK - The Glee Club
7-23 Gateshead, UK - Summertyne Festival

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=95093#pid2718777


EnglishDarren - 5/18/2011 at 07:36 AM

Roger Waters Manchester MEN Arena on Sat


Shavian - 5/22/2011 at 11:51 PM

Gentlemen, I was at The Barbican last evening for the wonderful Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.

I was in Row G which we have commandeered for Gregg Allman and I think you will find these seats perfect!

There is a pub between St Paul's tube station and the Barbican - The Lord Raglan.

http://web.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/35/3553/Lord_Raglan/St_Pauls

This one is a possibility too.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/86/8647/Sutton_Arms/Barbican

A bottle of Spitfire inside the venue will cost you £5.50!!




[Edited on 5/24/2011 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 5/24/2011 at 12:21 PM

Of those two pubs, I'd go for the Sutton Arms, purely because of the comments about the levels of music at the Raglan. Did you sample any of those two, Gordon? Anyone else got views on them? Barry? Anyway, we can discuss it in O'Neills a couple of nights before. As I'm staying over, whether I remember any conversations may be another issue.


Shavian - 5/24/2011 at 01:30 PM

Jim, I only passed The Raglan and found The Sutton from research.

The Raglan was not open - there is little trade for pubs in the city at weekend.

I agree that the Sutton look a better bet in a pretty barren area.


hippy69 - 5/24/2011 at 01:46 PM

quote:
Of those two pubs, I'd go for the Sutton Arms, purely because of the comments about the levels of music at the Raglan. Did you sample any of those two, Gordon? Anyone else got views on them? Barry? Anyway, we can discuss it in O'Neills a couple of nights before. As I'm staying over, whether I remember any conversations may be another issue.


I was thinking either the Two Brewers (a proper pub) or The Trader (I've had lunch in there a few times and is good for food) both in Whitecross street which is close to the venue entrance in Silk street rather than all the way over by the tube station which seemed to me like a bit of a trek after a few beers.


harvey - 5/24/2011 at 07:36 PM

Two Brewers is closer to the venue but The Trader is better for food ... I will be happy with either ...


manitou - 5/25/2011 at 06:34 AM

Thankfully Ticket Factory have sent my tickets for Tedeschi Trucks... hopefully they sent them out to the others on the forum who ordered from them


harvey - 5/25/2011 at 07:24 AM

I know it is not quite the same if you save your tickets as mementos ... but I always get my tickets by email these days and print them off at home ... that way I have the tickets in my grubby little mits the day that I buy them ... takes out all the stress of waiting ...


manitou - 5/25/2011 at 07:34 AM

I went with the so called pre sale on the TTB website.. Ticket Factory was the agent. Never heard of them. They told me tickets posted nearer the date... and fair enough they turned up yesterday !


EnglishDarren - 5/25/2011 at 05:30 PM

Clapton and Winwood this Sunday at the RAH, anybody else going?


EnglishDarren - 5/31/2011 at 04:52 PM

Tickets for TTB just landed even though I bought them in thr pre sale


hippy69 - 6/1/2011 at 02:11 PM

quote:
Tickets for TTB just landed even though I bought them in thr pre sale


Do they say TTB? I think mine says The Derek Trucks Band.


manitou - 6/1/2011 at 03:28 PM

mine say Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.. hope they let us in!
I bought mine in the so called pre sale too... no advantage as it's standing only.


EnglishDarren - 6/2/2011 at 06:02 PM

quote:
quote:
Tickets for TTB just landed even though I bought them in thr pre sale


Do they say TTB? I think mine says The Derek Trucks Band.


Is not the Derek Trucks Band?


claretkid - 6/2/2011 at 06:48 PM

I assume this is old news around here, but i only recently found out and am chuffed. The support for the Tedeschi Trucks Band is Robert Randolph & The Family Band!!


alans - 6/2/2011 at 08:37 PM

I assume this is old news around here, but i only recently found out and am chuffed. The support for the Tedeschi Trucks Band is Robert Randolph & The Family Band!!

Probably a double booking!!!! Derek and Susan will have to set up their gear in O Neils


manitou - 6/2/2011 at 08:48 PM

a support band. why?
I know RRF are good but as the curfew is 11... a short set by TTB after coming all the way to the UK... rediculous


Rasc - 6/2/2011 at 10:35 PM

If TTB come on at 9 that gives them a good 2 hours so I don't see why having a support should affect the set length. I'm assuming they don't indulge in Mule style 2 set marathons but correct me if I'm wrong. Pleased to be seeing 2 great bands on the same bill, RRFB are a storming live act so it's a great value evening.

[Edited on 6/2/2011 by Rasc]


manitou - 6/2/2011 at 10:37 PM

Yeah you're right Mark..will you be doing your "thing"?


Rasc - 6/3/2011 at 10:26 PM

No, I've got level 1 seats, my gear's not really suitable for up there, best close-up in small clubs.


manitou - 6/9/2011 at 03:36 PM

Bad news for those of us relying on public transport to get to gigs in London..
Tube strike called affecting days when Derek and Susan play and also the day of Gregg's gig


geordielad - 6/9/2011 at 06:07 PM

quote:
Bad news for those of us relying on public transport to get to gigs in London..
Tube strike called affecting days when Derek and Susan play and also the day of Gregg's gig


No Tube-Strikes in Newcastle!............ No gigs either like!


scotiadave - 6/10/2011 at 08:55 AM

quote:
Bad news for those of us relying on public transport to get to gigs in London..
Tube strike called affecting days when Derek and Susan play and also the day of Gregg's gig


Bollox


JimRudge - 6/10/2011 at 01:06 PM

quote:
Bad news for those of us relying on public transport to get to gigs in London..
Tube strike called affecting days when Derek and Susan play and also the day of Gregg's gig


Intend to be in O'Neills well before the rushhour starts! Friday may be more of an issue as I'm coming in with Martyn and Mal by car.


harvey - 6/12/2011 at 11:39 AM

BBC reported the following:

"Drivers belonging to the RMT will strike between noon on 29 June and 1159 on 30 June and between noon and 2100 BST on 1 July."

For the Derek & Susan gig, Jim and I are staying overnight in Shepherd's Bush ... so I guess it means a two mile walk from Paddington to the Bush on Wednesday afternoon and then wait until noon Thursday morning for the tubes to start again ...

For the Gregg gig, the strike ends at 9pm ... thus hopefully we will be able to get home ok ... so the main problem will be getting to the gig ... I guess a taxi from Paddington to the Barbican is an option for me ... anybody got an idea of how much that would cost?


peach-head - 6/12/2011 at 12:03 PM

Bloody typical.


Rasc - 6/12/2011 at 09:33 PM

I wouldn't panic too much, these things are very rarely all-out affairs & don't forget buses do run in London! Plan your journey here....

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/


manitou - 6/12/2011 at 09:52 PM

Yup.. the buses are still running!


alans - 6/12/2011 at 10:09 PM

OK. How far is Kings Cross Station from Shepherds Bush and how do we do it


absnj - 6/13/2011 at 02:14 AM

BTW, Matt Schofield's CD release party was short, but VERY sweet!


harvey - 6/13/2011 at 08:35 AM

quote:
BTW, Matt Schofield's CD release party was short, but VERY sweet!



JimRudge - 6/13/2011 at 02:18 PM

For the Derek & Susan gig, Jim and I are staying overnight in Shepherd's Bush ... so I guess it means a two mile walk from Paddington to the Bush on Wednesday afternoon and then wait until noon Thursday morning for the tubes to start again ...




Or stay in London and catch the Snakeoil Rattlers gig and get an evening train back. Barry's on stage 7ish for half an hour or so(£6 entry) and I'm booked on the 21:45 from Paddington, so should catch the second band as well.


harvey - 6/13/2011 at 04:05 PM

quote:
For the Derek & Susan gig, Jim and I are staying overnight in Shepherd's Bush ... so I guess it means a two mile walk from Paddington to the Bush on Wednesday afternoon and then wait until noon Thursday morning for the tubes to start again ...


Or stay in London and catch the Snakeoil Rattlers gig and get an evening train back. Barry's on stage 7ish for half an hour or so(£6 entry) and I'm booked on the 21:45 from Paddington, so should catch the second band as well.


Sounds like a good plan - where is the Snakeoil gig?


JimRudge - 6/13/2011 at 11:33 PM

quote:
Sounds like a good plan - where is the Snakeoil gig?


Monto Water Rats - 328 Grays Inn Road

http://www.themonto.com/

http://www.myspace.com/snakeoilrattlers


hippy69 - 6/14/2011 at 02:20 PM

quote:
OK. How far is Kings Cross Station from Shepherds Bush and how do we do it


You could get the London Overground from Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station to Shepherds Bush and it's either a short bus ride or a 10/15 min walk from Kings X. Your train into London may stop at another LO station before Kings X so you should check your route.

Trouble is it finishes early so getting back will still be a pain in the arse.


alans - 6/14/2011 at 02:29 PM

Thanks Barry, that sounds like what we'll do. Slumming it in the Grantley afterwards with Jim and Colin so won't need to go back at night


EnglishDarren - 6/14/2011 at 03:22 PM

Is everybody staying at the Grantley?


JimRudge - 6/14/2011 at 09:02 PM

quote:
Is everybody staying at the Grantley?


Last time we were in there we had brekkie with Yonrico Scott. Seemingly the whole DTB were in, but Yonrico was the only one we saw in the hotel. Spoke to Todd outside before the gig though. Nice guys.


scotiadave - 6/16/2011 at 06:57 PM



to sell the gig tix or not to ......................

this tube business is a pain in the proverbials


Rasc - 6/16/2011 at 09:47 PM

Stop panicking everybody! Plenty of time for the strikes to be called off & regardless of that there's usually some sort of service running. There's plenty of buses as well, take a few minutes & look at the TFl website journey planner:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Can't say I've ever missed a gig because of a tube strike.


JimRudge - 6/17/2011 at 09:48 AM

For those with iPhones/Smartphones, 59 pence will get you TubeMap Pro app which gives the up-to-date service info as well as route finder.


Shavian - 6/22/2011 at 05:29 PM

Philip Sayce July 25 at The Borderline.
Steve Cropper & The Animals (well, Joihn Steel) at The Borderline 31 August.

I can't say I'm blown away by what I've seen of Sayce on You Tube. Good opportunity for photographers who like to snap guitarists grimacing though!


ABBDutchFan - 6/22/2011 at 06:14 PM

Philip plays very loud and "In Your Face" that's for sure.


peach-head - 6/22/2011 at 07:15 PM

Up to now I think their are a few of us staying at the Grantley..

Me.
Harvey.
EnglishDarren.
Alans.
JimRudge.


Just add your name.


DerekFromCincinnati - 6/23/2011 at 04:01 AM

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

London, UK
Friday - 7/8/2011
Hammersmith Apollo
Tickets: 0843 221-0100

Manchester, UK
Saturday - 7/9/2011
Manchester O2 Apollo
Tickets: 0161 273-6921

__________________________________________

Sarah Jarosz

7-14 Glasgow, Scotland - CCA Glasgow
7-16 Bedford, UK - Civic Theatre
7-17 Sheffield, UK - Greystones
7-18 Bristol, UK - St. Bonaventure's
7-19 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre
7-20 London, UK - Bush Hall - Part of a Communion Show
7-22 Nottingham, UK - The Glee Club
7-23 Gateshead, UK - Summertyne Festival

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;am p;file=viewthread&tid=95093#pid2718777




manitou - 6/23/2011 at 07:41 AM

Yeah, Philip Sayce is well over rated.. anothet Strat Strangler.. yawn.


claretkid - 6/23/2011 at 01:34 PM

quote:
Up to now I think their are a few of us staying at the Grantley..

Me.
Harvey.
EnglishDarren.
Alans.
JimRudge.


Just add your name.


I left it too late, so will be staying at the Comfotel GRN on Shepherds Bush Road.

I will be at the Grantly after the second Black Crowes gig next month. Strangely i'll be staying elsewhere for the first night.


Shavian - 6/23/2011 at 09:29 PM

Tube strikes are OFF!!!!





scotiadave - 6/24/2011 at 05:26 PM

Woohoo!


manitou - 6/24/2011 at 07:02 PM

oooh Im getting really excited about this gig!


NickQuaeck1 - 6/24/2011 at 07:25 PM

Oh yes!! I wonder if they'll bring the horns? In a way, I hope not...more space for Derek and Kofi in particular.


manitou - 6/24/2011 at 07:59 PM

quote:
Woohoo!


what he said!


manitou - 6/24/2011 at 08:01 PM

My secret sources tell me Robert Randolph and band are staying at the K West hotel

http://www.k-west.co.uk/


Shavian - 6/24/2011 at 08:39 PM

Almost looking forward as much to seeing RR & FB as TTB.

The last time I saw them (Bush Hall), there was a ridiculous number of steel players on stage (4?). It wasn't as good as the previous time at The Borderline though.

If there is no jam with the two bands, it will be criminal.

I'll be getting inside early so will be in pub early (old retired blokes' prerogative!).



manitou - 6/24/2011 at 08:42 PM

See you at the front of the queue then Gordon


JimRudge - 6/28/2011 at 03:05 PM

Alan, Colin and I are aiming for O'Neills by 4:30 to meet up before going over and booking in at the Grantley. Both Colin and I are upstairs in the unreserved Level 1 seating, so I think we'll both be leaving the pub early(ish) to get a decent seat. Alan's taking his chances in the mosh pit downstairs!. We'll be back in O'Neill's after the gig for a wee nightcap.


EnglishDarren - 6/28/2011 at 04:04 PM

quote:
Alan, Colin and I are aiming for O'Neills by 4:30 to meet up before going over and booking in at the Grantley. Both Colin and I are upstairs in the unreserved Level 1 seating, so I think we'll both be leaving the pub early(ish) to get a decent seat. Alan's taking his chances in the mosh pit downstairs!. We'll be back in O'Neill's after the gig for a wee nightcap.


Is O'Neils near the venue?I have already met Colin(a great guy) but I would like to meet everybody else who posts here,I am also downstairs and will be setting off to the venue nice and early so as to get front row between Derek and Susan (I hope).I will be the one in the ABB tee shirt if you want to say hello.

[Edited on 6/28/2011 by EnglishDarren]


SHUGGIE - 6/28/2011 at 05:12 PM

Hi Folks,

Tomorrow morning at Waverley Station in Edinburgh Lynn & I will take custody of Alan Sinclair with the intention of delivering him safely to the correct authorities in London. His beer intake will be monitored and careful checks made of his emotional state as we approach England. Once in the capital, he will be handed over to Jim & Colin who have promised to administer to his needs and accompany him to the Tedeschi Trucks show. We will check up on his pre & post gig progress at O'Neills and make sure he is correctly medicated.

Look forward to meeting up with all of you.

Seriously,

Shuggie.


scotiadave - 6/28/2011 at 06:10 PM

heh

Anyone need a ticket?


peach-head - 6/28/2011 at 06:45 PM

quote:
quote:
Alan, Colin and I are aiming for O'Neills by 4:30 to meet up before going over and booking in at the Grantley. Both Colin and I are upstairs in the unreserved Level 1 seating, so I think we'll both be leaving the pub early(ish) to get a decent seat. Alan's taking his chances in the mosh pit downstairs!. We'll be back in O'Neill's after the gig for a wee nightcap.


Is O'Neils near the venue?I have already met Colin(a great guy) but I would like to meet everybody else who posts here,I am also downstairs and will be setting off to the venue nice and early so as to get front row between Derek and Susan (I hope).I will be the one in the ABB tee shirt if you want to say hello.

[Edited on 6/28/2011 by EnglishDarren]


Hi Darren, ONeils is a couple of doors down from the Empire. The Grantley is over the road. I will be getting into London about 1-ish, so should be at the hotel about 2. Hope to meet up with you all in the boozer before and after.


manitou - 6/29/2011 at 08:13 AM

quote:
quote:
Alan, Colin and I are aiming for O'Neills by 4:30 to meet up before going over and booking in at the Grantley. Both Colin and I are upstairs in the unreserved Level 1 seating, so I think we'll both be leaving the pub early(ish) to get a decent seat. Alan's taking his chances in the mosh pit downstairs!. We'll be back in O'Neill's after the gig for a wee nightcap.


Is O'Neils near the venue?I have already met Colin(a great guy) but I would like to meet everybody else who posts here,I am also downstairs and will be setting off to the venue nice and early so as to get front row between Derek and Susan (I hope).I will be the one in the ABB tee shirt if you want to say hello.

[Edited on 6/28/2011 by EnglishDarren]


ABB T-shirt?! You and about 2,000 others including me!
Met Robert Randolph yesterday to take a few photos, nice bloke!


harvey - 6/29/2011 at 11:57 AM

Posted show times are as follows:

Doors @ 7-00

Robert Randolf @ 7-30 to 8-15

Tedeschi Trucks @ 8-45

In order to try and get front and centre I will be getting in line by 6-30 latest. Probably in O'Neills by 5pm for dinner and brews beforehand.

See you there guys!!!


Shavian - 6/30/2011 at 08:15 AM

What a great show!

Robert Randolph was the perfect opener, warming up the audience in 45 minutes but not upstaging the headliners.

That's the third time I've seen them in London, after The Borderline and Bush Hall. Cousin Lenesha, who was a powerhouse on vocals last time, was replaced by a lightweight white girl who was off stage as much as on. Otherwise, just great leaving me wanting more.

As for TTB, I loved it! Great to just sit back and let the music wash over you. Each member was terrific and having obvious fun. Steve Winwood seemed to be nodding along approviingly! Lots of highlights but, oddly, a lot of them came early in the set so it tailed off a little, imo. I thought Uptight was a poor song choice.

Susan seems to divide opinion - my companion didn't like her voice - but I thought she played a blinder! She provides a focal point which DTB lacked. I loved DTB but this is a different band playing different music and I can't see the point in comparing them musically.

For my money, I would much rather listen to this band than the ABB right now - I've heard enough versions of One Way Out, Statesboro Blues etc. They are contemporary and inventive - just enough jazz tinges to keep those who enjoy that side of Derek and Oteil wanting more.

Looking forward to seeing WHB next week to see how they shape up!

Good to see some of the troops again after a long "hiatus" and to meet some new ones! Hope to spend more time before GAF and WHB.





[Edited on 7/1/2011 by Shavian]


harvey - 6/30/2011 at 03:40 PM



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Ep4jXpBFg



geordielad - 6/30/2011 at 06:33 PM

This week is the first time I can say I've missed the big city. Enjoy the next two gigs chaps.


EnglishDarren - 6/30/2011 at 06:57 PM

Great footage Colin,maybe she should sack the guitar player


manitou - 6/30/2011 at 10:24 PM

what a brilliant gig.. fantastic band. My favourite singer with my favourite guitar player


alans - 6/30/2011 at 10:53 PM

Tedeschi Trucks in London last night were absolutely awesome, what a brilliant band and Robert Randolph and the Family Band were super too, but most of all it was great to catch up with all my fellow British Peach Heads, it's been too long guys

Enjoy Warren and Gregg


harvey - 6/30/2011 at 11:13 PM

It was great to spend some time with you too Alan ... assume you are back home safe and sound ... now looking forward to Gregg's gig in London tomorrow ... hope you have a great time at his gig in Bonny Scotland next week ...

All the best Pal ...


scotiadave - 7/1/2011 at 09:17 AM


That was a good eve, and really nice to see you all - feels like it's been a while ... I guess it has been. It's funny that Dez Trucks has started coming to our pre gig gatherings now
I liked the gig - although I didn't have that "wow" feeling that i used to get after a DTB show - I guess it's still a pretty new unit. And like Gordon I thought ..."what was that cover all about?" I left for a comfort break when they started playing that!

The sound (upstairs) was vastly improved since i was last there too - the new higher speakers make a lot of difference.


Well, see you all later on
Thanks for the disks Colin


harvey - 7/1/2011 at 09:22 AM

You are very welcome Dave ...

See you all later for the Gregg gig at the Barbican ...

Pre-show drinks at "The Trader" ... pub in Whitecross Street (No 142-146) about a 5 minute walk from the venue ...


Shavian - 7/1/2011 at 09:26 AM

I'm aiming to be in the pub for 4.00, hoping to see the start of the Murray - Nadal match.

I will probably have a spare ticket if anyone needs one.



JimRudge - 7/1/2011 at 11:11 AM

Just to add my tuppence-worth - it was a great night at TTB. Derek smoked, and Susan sang her heart out, and although I do have reservations about her singing, you can't ask for any more than that.

Wondering how I'll feel about tonight's show as I'm not that keen on Low Country Blues, mainly because of the production. But seeing as it's Gregg's band and not T-Bone's hired help, I'm sure it will be pretty damn good.

Then on to Warren on Tuesday...........

And Barry's (Hippy69) Snakeoil Rattlers were pretty good last night despite the venue being a bit of a dive and soundman nearing a hearing test!


hippy69 - 7/1/2011 at 01:59 PM

quote:
Wondering how I'll feel about tonight's show as I'm not that keen on Low Country Blues, mainly because of the production. But seeing as it's Gregg's band and not T-Bone's hired help, I'm sure it will be pretty damn good.


Ditto

quote:
And Barry's (Hippy69) Snakeoil Rattlers were pretty good last night despite the venue being a bit of a dive and soundman nearing a hearing test!


Dive? That's one of the better places we play! You need to experience the 12 Bar Club.


claretkid - 7/1/2011 at 03:43 PM

I'd rate the Shepherds Bush show as one of the best i've ever been to. Thought everything was top notch, from the venue itself to the sound in the level 1 balcony (directly behind hippy69 ). Thought i might miss the extended stuff from Derek such as MFT or Greensleeves but i can honestly say i enjoyed every single track. The highlight for me was the outro of Anyday, i thought Derek channelled something else on this one, just sublime beauty. Started off low and sweet and full of melody and gradually rose in intensity until he was wailing with the full band again, an outstanding ten minutes or so. Thought Susan sang great, i like her voice, but think she can occasionally drift into full throttle screaming when i'd prefer to hear the band laying down a nice groove, but she was spot on on the night. Kofi is great as always, although i'd have loved to hear a bit of flute, i'm pretty sure it was lay on top of his keyboards. Oteil was just a ball of energy and looked to be having the time of his life (even popped into O'Neills after for a jar or two). The whole band were superb. Apparently there were at least four tapers, so hopefully a nice recording will surface soon. And i get the pleasure to see it all again in Paris on Thursday, and i cannot wait.
The album is very good, the live show is several levels above.


scotiadave - 7/2/2011 at 11:42 AM

Gregg - The Barbican - 1-July 2011 "These Days"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyRxaAtpGuo


peach-head - 7/2/2011 at 03:00 PM

Anybody going tonights Gregg Allman gig in Birmingham know where the best place to park is?


JimRudge - 7/2/2011 at 05:50 PM

Gregg was superb last night despite his F-ups in Statesboro Blues - you'd think he'd know it by now! He's in great voice and was positively chatty with the crowd.

And when he wheeled out this, I was a very happy bunny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyRxaAtpGuo

love that song, both the original and Gregg's version.


Shavian - 7/2/2011 at 06:02 PM

He came in at the wrong time in Floating Bridge too, and there was a time Scott Sharrard had to extend a solo when he didn't come in on cue (perhaps that was Statesboro too).

It was a shame because his voice was strong. The fluffs seemed to happen at the end of the set when he maybe tired.

Enjoyed all the playing though. Not the most exciting or original set but it's always good to see a Brother over this side. The reception was very generous, to say the least!










manitou - 7/2/2011 at 09:45 PM

in Gregg's defence he was having terrible trouble with his guitar amp... kept cutting out so he had Daved scurrying round trying to fix it... probably put him off a bit


Rasc - 7/2/2011 at 11:53 PM

How irritating was that obnoxious woman who kept shouting 'Richmond Hills, Georgia!' & yelping like a stuck pig at every available opportunity? Newsflash! No-one gives a flying **** where you're from, especially over here!


manitou - 7/3/2011 at 06:42 AM

quote:
How irritating was that obnoxious woman who kept shouting 'Richmond Hills, Georgia!' & yelping like a stuck pig at every available opportunity? Newsflash! No-one gives a flying **** where you're from, especially over here!


yeah Mark, it was getting on my tits too.. I was going to shout out 'Acton Town!'... but i didnt think it sounded as good


peach-head - 7/3/2011 at 01:14 PM

Here are a few pics I took last night in the Birmingham Symphony Hall.




















manitou - 7/3/2011 at 06:37 PM

Nice pics.. you were nearer than me


peach-head - 7/4/2011 at 01:24 PM

quote:
Nice pics.. you were nearer than me


Front row. Couldn't have asked for better seats. I actually phoned the Symphony Hall box office instead of going through the usual channels.


JimRudge - 7/4/2011 at 02:43 PM

Wish I'd have known about this earlier and we could have campaigned for a London date! Bit too late now, methinks.

Tommy Talton with TT ' s Euro Band
7/ 9/ 11 11 pm BluesExpress Festival Differdange, Luxembourg
7/11/11 10 pm Spiritof66 Club Verveirs, Belgium
7/13/11 10 PM Liquid Cafe Luxembourg City, Lux.
7/15/11 10:00 pm DEJA-VU Waxweiler, Germany
7/16/11 10 pm BluesJazzRally Clausen, Luxembourg


harvey - 7/5/2011 at 07:22 AM

OK Guys ... here we go again ... Warren tonight at Shepherd's Bush ... I plan to be in O'Neills by about 5pm ... see y'all later ...


scotiadave - 7/5/2011 at 07:58 AM



Have a good one folks!!


alans - 7/5/2011 at 09:36 AM

Yeh!!!! You guys enjoy Wish I could be there and have one for me


JimRudge - 7/5/2011 at 06:28 PM

Unfortunately it's looking like a pretty poor turnout for Warren in London tonight. Still we'll make up for it in enthusiasm!


JimRudge - 7/6/2011 at 09:31 AM

Well, for me anyway, the best was saved till last. Warren was ace last night in front of a disappointingly half-full Empire. The grooves that the band struck up last night were just right up my street.

Been a great week, thanks to all the folks for the beers and chats over the 3 nights and great to put some more faces to names on the forum. Lets hope it's not another 20 months for a get-together and not 3 in a week, please - the wallet's hurting.

Now, when Warren goes back to Mule, if Ruthie were to join TTB as lead singer.......

Edited to add - Just discovered that it wasn't Ruthie Foster in London it was Alecia Chakour who also has a fine set of pipes. Must learn to listen to band introductions properly!

[Edited on 7/7/2011 by JimRudge]


EnglishDarren - 7/6/2011 at 07:19 PM

The show last night was excellent,Warren (the hardest working man in show business) knows how to give good value for money.
As regards any more UK shows I think we will have to wait a couple of years before any tread the boards in blighty but you never know.


EnglishDarren - 7/6/2011 at 07:20 PM

The show last night was excellent,Warren (the hardest working man in show business) knows how to give good value for money.
As regards any more UK shows I think we will have to wait a couple of years before any tread the boards in blighty but you never know.


Rasc - 7/6/2011 at 11:02 PM

Yep, great show indeed. The man deserves a bigger audience.


manitou - 7/6/2011 at 11:06 PM

Thought the London show was excellent! quite surprised it wasnt a sell out.
here's a photo I took.


Shavian - 7/8/2011 at 05:08 PM

I was back at The Barbican last night for the Terence Blanchard Quintet then Randy Brecker and Bill Evans with Medeski, Martin & Wood.

I was back in Row G and thought the place was well filled until I realised that, as at the WHB show, the top two levels weren't open.

Trumpeter Blanchard and his band were thrilling with a brilliant young upright bass player and pianist. Absolutely absorbing to listen to five great musicians having a "conversation".

On the other hand, Brecker and Evans with MMW bored me. They were much funkier and free-er and I found Evans' random squawks on tenor and Medeski's electronic keyboard warblings particularly irritating. One band's travel problems meant a 30-minute delay in starting and it was 9.45 before Brecker & Evans took to the stage. Whether it was train times or boredom I don't know, but there was a lot of empty seats by the time they departed just shy of 11.00.






[Edited on 7/8/2011 by Shavian]


Shavian - 7/9/2011 at 08:54 AM

Anyone else going to Black Crowes on Tuesday?



manitou - 7/9/2011 at 10:45 AM

quote:
Anyone else going to Black Crowes on Tuesday?




Moray and I are going... and Im not bringing a camera (shock!)
Well i tried for a pass.. never mind


Shavian - 7/9/2011 at 10:56 AM

Good stuff! I'll be in O'Neill's comme d'habitude.



Rasc - 7/10/2011 at 07:09 PM

Yes, I'll be there Tuesday (Level 1).

Meanwhile, here's a couple of pics from that very location last week...







manitou - 7/10/2011 at 08:00 PM

NIce pics Mark!.. might see you Tuesday at the Crowes


peach-head - 7/12/2011 at 11:58 AM

Here is Monday nights setlist form Manchester Academy.

The Black Crowes
11 July 2011 - Academy - Manchester, England

MOVIN ON DOWN THE LINE
JEALOUS AGAIN
HOTEL ILLNESS
GOOD FRIDAY
ANOTHER ROADSIDE TRAGEDY
WISER TIME
APPALOOSA
BY YOUR SIDE
THORN IN MY PRIDE
SHE TALKS TO ANGELS
SOUL SINGING
REMEDY
- encore -
DON’T DO IT


HtoHe - 7/23/2011 at 10:10 AM

Not sure if anyone's interested but High Voltage tix are now going half price.


JimRudge - 8/4/2011 at 10:12 PM

Bloody 'ell - £110 for Van Morrison at Colston Hall - dates for those with large wallets -

Sep 2 Fri Symphony Hall Birmingham, GB 20:00
Sep 3 Sat Liverpool Empire Theatre Liverpool, GB 19:45
Sep 22 Thu Colston Hall Bristol, GB 20:00
Sep 23 Fri St David's Hall Cardiff, GB 19:45


Shavian - 8/5/2011 at 08:00 AM

Assuming the whole tour is the same as Liverpool, it's one set, no support.

Some people really are taking the piss. I hope the tour bombs and he will really have something to be miserable about.







[Edited on 8/5/2011 by Shavian]


manitou - 8/5/2011 at 03:22 PM

keep your eyes and ears open for Wild Rock Doves.. a fine band from London with a love of twin lead guitars and the odd ABB cover too


JimRudge - 8/17/2011 at 11:25 AM

Quiet, ain't it? Only got Ian Anderson in September and Steve Earle in October booked for the rest of the year. Then Rammstein in February 2012


EnglishDarren - 8/17/2011 at 12:09 PM

quote:
Quiet, ain't it? Only got Ian Anderson in September and Steve Earle in October booked for the rest of the year. Then Rammstein in February 2012


Your so right Jim I have three shows in Oct Bill Nelson,Peter Frampton & Janis Ian then nothing.


hippy69 - 8/18/2011 at 12:54 PM

I'm going to see Wild Rock Doves at the Bar Music Hall, Shoreditch - Sept 1.


harvey - 8/18/2011 at 05:03 PM

I have tickets for Crosby & Nash at the Royal Albert Hall on Oct 8 and YES at the Hammersmith Apollo on Nov 17 - and that is it for this year ...

Next year I plan on going to Wanee - but will otherwise be scaling back from the extravagances of recent years - maybe I will finally get to a Snakeoil Rattlers gig - more in my pensioners price range


Shavian - 8/18/2011 at 06:14 PM

Colin - You should try the Wednesday Blues Jam at the Alley Cat in Denmark Street (Tin Pan Alley).

£2 (free this month) makes it ideal for pensioners! If you go easy on the drinks, it's great value for money.




manitou - 8/18/2011 at 09:41 PM

Wild Rock Doves
heres some of there stuff.. went to see them last month.. pretty good.. going to the Shoreditch gig too :-)

http://soundcloud.com/wildrockdoves


manitou - 8/18/2011 at 09:47 PM

Alley Cat Jam is worth a visit.. some pretty good players turn up too!


harvey - 9/26/2011 at 03:27 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORDON

Hope you have a great day mate!


Shavian - 9/26/2011 at 04:21 PM

Shucks - thanks, Colin!

Hope you enjoy Crosby & Nash!



EnglishDarren - 9/26/2011 at 07:30 PM

Bill Nelson this weekend (Oct 1st) Leeds Clothworkers hall


ABBDutchFan - 10/2/2011 at 07:48 AM

Hello Folks,

Check out these UK tour dates for Dan Baird & Homemade Sin.
Saw them again last night and they were smokin'. What a great band!

Nov 29
The Old Vic
Swindon, England
www.thevicswindon.com

Dec 1, 2011
Bootleggers
Kendal, England
www.bootleggersbar.com

Dec 2, 2011
Borderline
London, England
www.venues.meanfiddler.com/borderline

Dec 3, 2011
Hard Rock Hell
Prestatyn, Wales
www.hardrockhell.com

Dec 7, 2011
02 Academy 2
Sheffield, England
www.o2academysheffield.co.uk

Dec 8, 2011
Fibbers
York, England
www.fibbers.co.uk

Dec 9, 2011
The Musician
Leicester, England
www.themusicianpub.co.uk

Dec 10, 2011
02 ABC2
Glasgow, Scotland
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk

Dec 11, 2011
02 Academy 2
Newcastle, England
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

and check out this great live 3CD/1DVD offer:
http://www.jerkincrocus.net/?page_id=1267


Shavian - 10/6/2011 at 06:13 PM

Anybody going to the Blues for Heroes show at Cadogan Hall, London on Saturday Oct 22?

I see that Robin Trower and Paddy Milner http://paddymilner.com/wordpress/?page_id=1490 have been added to Matt Schofield, Ian Siegal and The Blues Band.

It's £39.50 but Good Cause and all that.





[Edited on 10/6/2011 by Shavian]


harvey - 10/6/2011 at 07:15 PM

I was seriously considering that Gordon ... but Liverpool v Norwich won the day ...


manitou - 10/7/2011 at 08:13 AM

I'll be there Gordon. In the pit (if they have one!) covering the gig for ameriblues.com
hopefully see you there.
There is supposedly a "very special guest".. no idea who that could be.


Shavian - 10/7/2011 at 02:05 PM

I'm not actually "in" yet, Al.

It's a bit pricey for me.

If you get any inside gossip on the mystery guest, let me know!


manitou - 10/7/2011 at 02:28 PM

well... the only name Ive heard mentioned... and don't quote me on this.

E.C.


Shavian - 10/7/2011 at 06:32 PM

Ach!!

I was hoping for Sam Hare...


manitou - 10/8/2011 at 10:08 PM

Ha! well Sam would do a good job jamming with Matt
As he did here


Shavian - 10/19/2011 at 05:21 PM

quote:
Anybody going to the Blues for Heroes show at Cadogan Hall, London on Saturday Oct 22?

I see that Robin Trower and Paddy Milner http://paddymilner.com/wordpress/?page_id=1490 have been added to Matt Schofield, Ian Siegal and The Blues Band.

It's £39.50 but Good Cause and all that.



Still around one-third of the seats unsold and no further addiitions to the bill.


EnglishDarren - 11/5/2011 at 08:45 PM

Peter Frampton Bridgewater Hall Manchester Nov 11th Anybody else going?


geordielad - 11/6/2011 at 11:47 AM

quote:
Peter Frampton Bridgewater Hall Manchester Nov 11th Anybody else going?


I was considering this as I'm a frequent visitor to Manchester these days, but plumped for My Morning Jacket at the Academy tonight instead. Really up for it. Hell of a live band!


peach-head - 11/6/2011 at 12:32 PM

quote:
Peter Frampton Bridgewater Hall Manchester Nov 11th Anybody else going?


Hi Darren, I will be there with a couple of friends.


geordielad - 11/6/2011 at 12:42 PM

quote:
Hello Folks,

Check out these UK tour dates for Dan Baird & Homemade Sin.
Saw them again last night and they were smokin'. What a great band!

Nov 29
The Old Vic
Swindon, England
www.thevicswindon.com

Dec 1, 2011
Bootleggers
Kendal, England
www.bootleggersbar.com

Dec 2, 2011
Borderline
London, England
www.venues.meanfiddler.com/borderline

Dec 3, 2011
Hard Rock Hell
Prestatyn, Wales
www.hardrockhell.com

Dec 7, 2011
02 Academy 2
Sheffield, England
www.o2academysheffield.co.uk

Dec 8, 2011
Fibbers
York, England
www.fibbers.co.uk

Dec 9, 2011
The Musician
Leicester, England
www.themusicianpub.co.uk

Dec 10, 2011
02 ABC2
Glasgow, Scotland
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk

Dec 11, 2011
02 Academy 2
Newcastle, England
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

and check out this great live 3CD/1DVD offer:
http://www.jerkincrocus.net/?page_id=1267


Just got a ticket for Newcastle. Love Dan Baird.


Shavian - 11/15/2011 at 12:58 PM

It looks like I may have a spare - front balcony - ticket for the fab Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings on Wed 23 Nov at Hammersmith Apollo.

Any takers?



"David Sinclair (The Times)

November 15 2011 12:01AM

Gillian Welch at Brighton Dome

On the opening night of their British tour, Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings mesmerised a 2,100- capacity crowd with nothing more than the power of their two voices and a collection of acoustic instruments.

Although it has long been Welch’s name on the ticket, she and Rawlings remain one of the most indivisible double acts in any musical genre. They have written and performed together since meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, and then moving to Tennessee in 1992. On stage in Brighton, they sang and played like two halves of the same musical brain as they conjured the sounds and spirit of a folk-music world with its roots in the rural communities of Appalachia and the prairies of the Dust Bowl.

Rawlings wore a big, white cowboy hat and Welch a simple dress and cowboy boots as they stood in the middle of a vast expanse of empty stage. They both played acoustic guitars for the most part, amplified only by directional microphones. And they both switched to banjos and added racked-up harmonicas at different times and in different combinations.

They never counted a number in, but always effected a perfectly synchronised start. Once underway they conjured songs, such as Orphan Girl and Revelator, full of winding, narrative detail and deep emotional colours. “Now I see the bones in the river/ And I feel the wind through the pine/ And I hear the shadows a-calling/ To a girl with a dark turn of mind,” Welch sang in a pure, old-time drawl, her voice climbing to reach the notes like a vine stretching towards the sun. Rawlings, meanwhile, supplied sublime harmony vocals and a succession of stunning guitar solos, which often provoked spontaneous applause midway through the songs.

They performed all the songs from their new album, The Harrow & the Harvest, a collection as vibrant and varied as any in their illustrious career. During Six White Horses Welch accompanied herself with thigh-slapping percussion and a boot-dancing routine that was more clump than tap. There were some brief conversational interludes, just enough to break the ice — but never the spell. That happened only after a perfectly judged encore of Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelic epic White Rabbit."






[Edited on 11/15/2011 by Shavian]


NickQuaeck1 - 11/15/2011 at 02:25 PM

Brilliant review of Gillian and David's performance in Brighton. I love these guys....totally blown away when I saw them recently at the Fillmore [San Fran] closing out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest.
''...played like two halves of the same musical brain..'' Absolutely!!


manitou - 11/15/2011 at 11:05 PM

Joanne Shaw Taylor tomorrow.. Matt Schofield and Popa Chubby next week and Beth Hart at the end of the month..anyone coming along?


Rasc - 11/16/2011 at 10:42 PM

I'll be at Matt's show but giving the others a miss I think.

Meanwhile here's a couple of pics I took at Frampton's superb gig at Hammersmith last Sunday:





manitou - 11/17/2011 at 10:49 PM

Hey Mark, nice photos.. see you at Schofield.. meant to be special guests.. but I heard Paddy Milner and Lee Sankey are on the bill.


geordielad - 11/21/2011 at 01:51 PM

Springsteen just announced 4 shows for next summer.
June 21st s*nderland stadium of sh*te
22nd Manchester Etihad Stadium
24th Isle Of White Festival
July 14th Hyde Park


Shavian - 11/24/2011 at 01:13 AM

Cracking evening with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Three encores topped off with a brilliant White Rabbit (last heard this year performed by June Tabor and The Oysterband).

I could listen to DR all night. I find his playing thrilling - like a highwire walker who teeters on the brink but you know he's going to bring it home every time.

Which makes it sound like GW is inferior, while she is anything but. Just that DR elevates the duo to another level. Their music has an old-time elegance to it. It's something you either love or hate, I think.

Pretty well sold out Hammersmith Apollo. Less than sold out Shepherds Bush Empire last time but that must have been three or four years ago. I was similarly surprised by the turn-out for The Jayhawks earlier this year. Who's plugging these acts - Bob Harris?







[Edited on 11/24/2011 by Shavian]


manitou - 11/24/2011 at 01:29 PM

Matt Schofields's Dingwalls gig on Tuesday was brilliant.
Nice to see you Mark... did your recording go ok?


peach-head - 11/24/2011 at 03:22 PM

Saw Glenn Hughes' solo acoustic show on Tuesday at the Band On The Wall in Manchester, boy that man still has the finest set of pipes on the planet.

Joanne Shaw Taylor tonight at the Citadel in St. Helens.


Rasc - 11/24/2011 at 11:33 PM

quote:
Matt Schofields's Dingwalls gig on Tuesday was brilliant.
Nice to see you Mark... did your recording go ok?


Won't get a chance to sort it until the weekend but early signs are good.


Rasc - 11/24/2011 at 11:36 PM

quote:
Saw Glenn Hughes' solo acoustic show on Tuesday at the Band On The Wall in Manchester, boy that man still has the finest set of pipes on the planet.



I was at the London show, amazing voice still, great evening & I even got the man himself to sign my old vinyl copies of Come Taste The Band & Last Concert In Japan afterwards, which was nice.


Shavian - 11/25/2011 at 10:58 AM

Moe Mon Mar 19

Islington Academy

£15 on sale now.


MAR 14, 15 & 16
The Melkweg Amsterdam

MAR 17
Blues- & Jam-Rock Fest – Kulturhaus Seelow, Germany

MAR 18
Harmonie Bonn, Germany

MAR 19
O2 Academy Islington London

MAR 20
Bus Palladium Paris, France

MAR 22
Fabrik Hamburg, Germany

MAR 23
Malzhaus Plauen, Germany

MAR 24
Musiktheater REX Lorsch, Germany

MAR 25
La Salumeria della Musica Milano, Itally




[Edited on 11/26/2011 by Shavian]


HtoHe - 11/27/2011 at 08:27 AM

Tix bought for Islington...


JimRudge - 11/30/2011 at 02:41 PM

Skynyrd

1 June Glasgow Clyde Arena
2 June Manchester Apollo
3 June Hammy Apollo

Said my goodbyes to them at Brixton a couple of years ago - enjoyed it, but also felt sad that it seemed no more than a tribute band - even the solos were the same but by different players.


JimRudge - 12/12/2011 at 11:36 AM

Bruce Hornsby - Shepherds Bush Empire - Saturday 28th January (£25 - looks like all tickets are reserved seating); Glasgow Concert Hall Monday 30th January. Both solo shows, but Glasgow will have special guests (part of Celtic Connections annual festival).

Would have definitely went to SB if it had been a band show, now just thinking about it.


DerekFromCincinnati - 12/16/2011 at 01:17 AM

Very good short film made by a college kid - "Bluegrass & Old-Time Music In the UK: An Exploration of the Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhgIb1SlfS4


quote:
Young English banjo player John Breese recently graduated from the University of Southampton, having completed a year-long Masters course in Music, majoring in classical guitar.

For one of his modules Breese made a film Bluegrass & Old-Time: An Exploration of the Music in the UK, rather than writing a paper as part of his studies, “The community is fantastic over here and I really wanted to convey that in a film”, Breese asserted.

“I wanted to depict an honest view of the scene in the UK according to what I know of it in my experience. Anyone who watches the film can see the sense of community, encouragement and humour within the music here.

.The course was fairly open, with one module offering an individually negotiated topic of study to be presented in the form of an essay or equivalent. Breese went on to explain,

“I approached the professor of rock and pop with my proposition to make a film about the bluegrass and old-time community in the UK and got a positive reaction. The support I received from the University was fantastic, despite lack of equipment or any funding to offer.

It was technically very difficult to record and produce the film completely on my own, as I was having to deal with a crew of only me with no experience in any kind of filming, and an extremely tight budget.”

.After applying for funding through a variety of organisations, the British Bluegrass Music Association offered some financial help.

“I was able to ask within the community for help with things like how to edit audio, … the best kinds of lenses to buy and how to deal with different lighting situations. Most of this information was very useful, as it was not something you could find out from reading a book on the subject.”

.The 25 minute film is now posted on YouTube. It includes interviews with some prominent members of the bluegrass music community in a region stretching from the Cotswolds, where the Sore Fingers Summer Schools (Kingham Hill) is located – the subject of a recent article in Bluegrass Unlimited by my Bluegrass Today colleague Chris Stuart – down through to Somerset and Avon. With good footage of jam sessions and stage performances it provides some good samples of British bluegrass musicianship in the 21st century.

Breese began learning to play the banjo when he was 16, taking lessons from local Bath teacher and performer Leon Hunt.

“Leon put me onto Sore Fingers Summer Schools where I met a wealth of new friends with similar interests.”

.With what he describes as “a certain amount of work and dedication,” Breese progressed and soon went on to play with the Carrivick twins, from South Devon, and to teaching budding young bluegrass prospects.

So, how successful has Breese move into the music profession been?

“Since graduating as a Master of Music with distinction from a reputable university, my parents find it hilarious that I am now a professional banjo player. I am almost able to scrape by and make a living through touring with the Coal Porters, and teaching with the Bath Bluegrass School.

The nature of bluegrass music is similar to jazz in that, generally speaking, it is difficult to become a recognised figure within the scene unless you are technically and musically proficient.

I enjoy the competitiveness of the music in this country as everyone is still very friendly despite this fact. There are many who say that it is impossible to make a living as a professional bluegrass musician in this country. Perhaps this is true, but I am giving it my best shot!”


manitou - 12/18/2011 at 10:28 PM

Tickets bought for Bruce Hornsby's London gig.


JimRudge - 1/17/2012 at 09:00 PM

Tom Petty at Albert Hall June 20 on sale Friday 20th Jan.

Jack Bruce's Big Blues Band touring in March with support from JJ Grey and Mofro.


Shavian - 1/19/2012 at 12:26 AM

JJ Grey dates:

Thu Mar 8
Fabrik
Hamburg, Germany

Fri Mar 9
Blue Shell
Cologne, Germany

Sat Mar 10
Frannz Club
Berlin, Germany

Mon Mar 12
K4
Nuremberg

Tue Mar 13
Nachtleben
Frankfurt, Germany

Wed Mar 14
Jokus
Giessen, Germany

Thu Mar 15
Lindenbrauerei
Unna, Germany

Fri Mar 16
Paradiso
Amsterdam, NL

Sat Mar 17
Borderline
London, UK

Tue Mar 20
Corn Exchange
Cambridge, UK
with Jack Bruce

Thu Mar 22
Komedia
Bath, UK
with Jack Bruce

Fri Mar 23
St Davids Hall
Cardiff-The Hayes, UK
with Jack Bruce

Sat Mar 24
Parr Hall
Palmyra Square, Warrington, UK
with Jack Bruce

Sun Mar 25
Buxton Opera House
Buxton, UK
with Jack Bruce

Mon Mar 26
Grand Opera House York
York, UK
with Jack Bruce

Wed Mar 28
City Hall Salisbury
Salisbury, UK
with Jack Bruce

Thu Mar 29
Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham, UK
with Jack Bruce

Fri Mar 30
Picturedrome
Holmfirth, UK
with Jack Bruce

Sat Mar 31
Tyne Theatre
Newcastle, UK
with Jack Bruce



manitou - 1/19/2012 at 09:01 AM

Saw JJ last year.. A great live band,well worth going to see... think I'll go to the Borderline gig.


Shavian - 1/19/2012 at 07:38 PM

I think I'll see you there!

It's going to be a busy few days with that oin Saturday, Moe on Monday and (I hope) a flying visit to Glasgow in between to see Kilmarnock lift the Scottish League Cup for the first time in five attempts!

Even Partick Thistle have won it!










[Edited on 1/19/2012 by Shavian]


cletus - 2/3/2012 at 10:19 PM

quote:
Jack Bruce's Big Blues Band touring in March with support from JJ Grey and Mofro.

JJ and Mofro have pulled out of the Jack Bruce dates. All other European dates, including the Borderline, are still on.


Shavian - 2/22/2012 at 11:21 AM

Anyone going to see Beth Hart and Marcus Bonfanti at Shepherds Bush on Sat 25/2?




Shavian - 2/23/2012 at 09:51 AM

The Borderline has Ian Siegal (29/3), Matt Schofield (4/5) and Dan Baird (!4 & 15/12).

WT Feaster is worth catching, Blues guitar trio from Indianapolis. On tour in the UK in March:

1 Flowerpot, Derby
2 Keighley Blues Club
3 O2 Academy, Newcastle
4 Green Hotel, Kinross
5 Bull's Head, Barnes
7 Station Hotel, Swinton
9 Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
10 Corporation Club, Hartlepool
11 Beaverwood, Chislehurst
12 Arts Centre, Pontardawe (with Walter Trout)
13 Glee Club, Cardiff (w/ W Trout)
14 Robin 2, Wolverhampton (w/ W Trout)
15 Tunnels, Bristol (w/ W Trout)
16 Wharf, Tavistock (w/ W Trout)
17 Golden Lion Hotel, Maryport






[Edited on 2/23/2012 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 2/27/2012 at 03:54 PM

Alternative to the Grantley for anyone looking for an overnight at Shepherds Bush. On Booking.com I found the Sapphire Hotel in Shepherds Bush Road. £45 for a single with breakfast of Scrambled or fried eggs on toast with beans and cereals, juice, croissants. Brand new, so spotless at the moment. They don't have the 3 single bed option that the Grantley has though. www.sapphirehotellondon.co.uk.

Also if you are going to the O2 Arena, its a lot less crowded to go Central Line to Stratford and change to Jubilee there for North Greenwich and a lot quicker on the way back as there's no queues for Jubilee westbound.


Shavian - 2/27/2012 at 06:59 PM

I've got two spare rooms at the moment, and I'll throw in some bacon with your eggs too!


ABBDutchFan - 3/5/2012 at 07:26 PM

Wow, it looks like Eric Johnson is headed for Europe. Surely been awhile.
If you want a spectacular guitar player don't miss the opportunity:

http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/ericjohnson/tour.htm

Only UK dates so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more dates on the continent!


harvey - 3/14/2012 at 07:09 PM

GOV'T MULE

"UNDER THE BRIDGE"

(CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND)

WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY


EnglishDarren - 3/14/2012 at 08:46 PM

quote:
GOV'T MULE

"UNDER THE BRIDGE"

(CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND)

WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY



Is this true? and is that a venue?


cletus - 3/14/2012 at 09:01 PM

quote:
quote:
GOV'T MULE

"UNDER THE BRIDGE"

(CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND)

WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY



Is this true? and is that a venue?


Yes.

And they're playing in Manchester the night before as well.


harvey - 3/15/2012 at 09:05 AM

^


cletus - 3/15/2012 at 09:27 AM

Gov't Mule are playing as part of Bluesfest 2012 taking place in London and Manchester. Here is the list of announced gigs for this so far. I've just picked up tckets in the LiveNation pre-sale for JJ Grey and Mofro and Mule in London.

26th JUNE
THE ROBERT CRAY BAND ? O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE ? LONDON
JOHN HIATT ? HMV RITZ ? MANCHESTER

27th JUNE
JOHN HIATT ? UNDER THE BRIDGE ? LONDON
ERIC BIBB ? O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE ? LONDON

28th JUNE
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES ? HMV RITZ ? MANCHESTER
GEORGE BENSON ? ROYAL ALBERT HALL ? LONDON*

29th JUNE
VAN MORRISON – SINGS THE BLUES ? HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO ? LONDON
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES ? O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE ? LONDON
JJ GREY & MOFRO ? 100 CLUB ? LONDON

30th JUNE
RONNIE WOOD & FRIENDS – THE CHESS RECORDS STORY ? HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO ? LONDON
BRAND NEW HEAVIES ? O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE ? LONDON
CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES ? UNDER THE BRIDGE ? LONDON
GEORGE BENSON ? BRIDGEWATER HALL ? MANCHESTER*

1st JULY
TOM JONES ? HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO ? LONDON
HUGH LAURIE ? THE LOWRY ? MANCHESTER*

2nd JULY
HUGH LAURIE ? HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO ? LONDON*

3rd JULY
GOV’T MULE ? HMV RITZ ? MANCHESTER

4th JULY
GOV’T MULE ? UNDER THE BRIDGE ? LONDON

6th JULY
MICK TAYLOR & VERY SPECIAL GUEST ? UNDER THE BRIDGE ? LONDON


Shavian - 3/15/2012 at 10:21 AM

Wow! Great news.

I've got my Mule and Taylor tickets booked and will be going to JJ Grey etc too (provided I enjoy them this coming Saturday!).

Hope more are announced - I enjoyed the GA/ TTB/WHB minifest last summer!


EnglishDarren - 3/15/2012 at 12:39 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
GOV'T MULE

"UNDER THE BRIDGE"

(CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND)

WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY



Is this true? and is that a venue?


where in Manchester?


Yes.

And they're playing in Manchester the night before as well.


harvey - 3/15/2012 at 02:54 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
GOV'T MULE

"UNDER THE BRIDGE"

(CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND)

WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY



Is this true? and is that a venue?


Yes.

And they're playing in Manchester the night before as well.


where in Manchester?




HMV RITZ


peach-head - 3/15/2012 at 07:52 PM

Hi Darren. The HMV Ritz is 100 yards os so from Oxford Road station. Got my ticket in the pre-sale. £29 inc all the crap they add on.


EnglishDarren - 3/15/2012 at 07:57 PM

quote:
Hi Darren. The HMV Ritz is 100 yards os so from Oxford Road station. Got my ticket in the pre-sale. £29 inc all the crap they add on.


Thanks see you there


manitou - 3/15/2012 at 08:25 PM

Got an interview with JJ Grey lined up for Saturday before the gig. Then we're at Moe on Tuesday.


cletus - 3/15/2012 at 09:15 PM

quote:
Got an interview with JJ Grey lined up for Saturday before the gig. Then we're at Moe on Tuesday.

I thought Moe was on Monday?


mikesolo - 3/15/2012 at 10:32 PM

I would highly recommend Dan Baird - just saw him last weekend with Bobby Keys in NYC and it was fantastic. He and his own band are fantastic.

quote:
The Borderline has Ian Siegal (29/3), Matt Schofield (4/5) and Dan Baird (!4 & 15/12).

[Edited on 2/23/2012 by Shavian]


Shavian - 3/26/2012 at 08:35 PM

Simon McBride at The Borderline on April 12.

Tickets are half price (£5) if you register on his website before 24.00 on April 1.


manitou - 3/26/2012 at 10:28 PM

Hi Gordon,cant make the Simon show as I'm up north.. Moray will be there though!
heres a JJ Grey photo i got at the Borderline show.


manitou - 3/26/2012 at 10:29 PM

^^
Todd Smallie on the bass!


hippy69 - 5/8/2012 at 01:17 PM

Hey if any of you guys are going to see the Groundhogs on Saturday at 229 The Venue in London I can put you on a list where you'll get in for half price (£6 instead of £12) as my band The Snakeoil Rattlers are supporting.

Just drop me a line or say that you're attending on the facebook event page (www.facebook.com/events/303552483054797/) and I'll sort it out.

I guess you'll have to be there before 8pm which is when we're on.


harvey - 5/8/2012 at 09:00 PM

Have a great gig Barry ... sorry me and Jan can't be there but we are away for the weekend ...


Shavian - 5/18/2012 at 08:52 AM

Luther and Cody Dickinson play The Borderline on 18th July (£12).
Jefferson Starship & Friends also Borderline on 19 & 20 October (£27.50 or £50 for both nights).
Pavlov's Dog (remember them?!) also Borderline on 21 August (£20).
Larry Carlton at Leicester Square Theatre on 3 July (£28.50).
Lucinda Williams at RFH on 10 & 11 November (£10 - 45)


What a great week that should be - Larry Carlton (3/7), Mule (4/7) and Mick Taylor (6/7)!

And the Independence Day assault by US artists on London knows no end! Govt Mule, Ian Siegal & The Mississipi Mudbloods, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Taj Mahal (at the RFH) all on one night.




[Edited on 5/18/2012 by Shavian]


Rasc - 5/19/2012 at 10:09 AM

quote:
And the Independence Day assault by US artists on London knows no end! Govt Mule, Ian Siegal & The Mississipi Mudbloods, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Taj Mahal (at the RFH) all on one night.



Someone should have consulted the calendar before booking that lot! I would have gone to 3 out of the 4 (Mule wins of course) & I'm guessing a lot of people would go to more than 1. Mule's sold out & I would expect the others to be more sparsely populated than they would have been otherwise. A shame.


Shavian - 5/22/2012 at 02:20 PM

You can add Simon McBride at the O2 Academy Islington! Good luck, Simon!!!

Actually, it is billed as part of the London Bluesfest and has perhaps been added as a result of Mule selling out. But there is still an awful lot of counter-attractions on the same night.

Simon is also playing The Cluny Newcastle on 5 July and The Met, Bury part of the Manchester Bluesfest on 6 July.



DerekFromCincinnati - 5/22/2012 at 07:46 PM

Foks,I'll say it again,the most impressive young talent to come on the music scene in the last three years is 20 year old Sarah Jarosz, and next week she is coming YOUR way.

As you can see below, the UK is finally getting hip to her as she is SELLING OUT shows. Get hip, buy a ticket, enjoy!!

Sarah Jarosz Shows & Events


May 27, 2012

Basingstoke, UK - The Forge at the Anvil
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
SOLD OUT!!


May 28, 2012
Sheffield, UK - Greystones
Greystones
Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS
SOLD OUT!!


May 29, 2012
Bristol, UK - St. Bonaventure's
St. Bonaventure's
Berkeley Road, Bristol BS7 8HQ
SOLD OUT!!


May 30, 2012
Pontypridd, UK - Muni Arts Centre
Muni Arts Centre
Gelliwasted Road, Pontypridd CF37 2BP
Tickets: £13.50 / Early Bird Tickets: £10.50
Show: 8pm


June 01, 2012
Brighton, UK - Komedia
Komedia
44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN
Tickets: £12 / Show: 7:30pm / Standing event


June 02, 2012
London, UK - Bushstock Festival
Bushstock Festival
Shepherds Bush, London
Tickets: £27.50 / Early bird tickets: £22.50 / Doors: 1:00pm


June 03, 2012
Chorley, UK - St. Bede's
St. Bede's
Brownley Street, Chorley PR6 7JF
Tickets: £13 / Show: 8pm / Doors: 7:30pm


June 04, 2012
Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead
Sage Gateshead - Hall Two
St. Mary's Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR
Tickets: £10 - £12.50 / Show: 8pm


June 06, 2012
Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Òran Mór
Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX
Tickets: £12 / Show: 7pm




EnglishDarren - 5/22/2012 at 09:12 PM

I am in London this Sat 26th May can anyone suggest any good club shows esp Shepards bush/Kennsington area please


peach-head - 6/7/2012 at 03:07 PM

Joe Bonamassa March 2013. Just got tickets for Shepherds Bush.

03/26 London Borderline
03/27 London London Shepherds Bush E mpire
03/28 London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
03/30 London Royal Albert Hall


Shavian - 6/7/2012 at 03:46 PM

I thought I might go for The Borderline show as I saw him there on the way up (as well as at other small venues).

It turns out admission is subject to purchase of VIP tickets for all four shows at a cost of £1,500! This entitles you to various other fripperies which I gave up reading in some disgust.

Thanks Joe but I'll spend my £1,500 at a hundred gigs by artists who are still grounded.


slidejules - 6/7/2012 at 05:36 PM

"VIP packages will include concert access and additional Joe Bonamassa exclusive content:

The Borderline, London - VIP ticket only access to this capacity reduced show.
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (best seat in the house, plus access to exclusive VIP bar).
HMV Hammersmith Apollo (best seat in the house).
Royal Albert Hall (best seat in the house, plus 3 course meal, wine & champagne).
Each VIP ticket will also include a £250 very special and limited edition high quality collectable lithograph personally autographed by Joe.
£250 shopping spree at the Joe Bonamassa store with each ticket purchased.
VIP ticket holders also will receive a limited edition golden tour laminate that entitles them to access to the exclusive bar, plus special VIP treatment."

That actually makes me feel physically sick.


Bluenose - 6/8/2012 at 11:03 AM

Tom Petty last night in the O2 in Dublin kicked ass.


Shavian - 6/11/2012 at 10:53 AM

Have just seen that Matt Schofield is supporting Mick Taylor at Stamford Bridge on 6 July (licks lips!)




[Edited on 6/11/2012 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 6/12/2012 at 08:10 PM

quote:
"VIP packages will include concert access and additional Joe Bonamassa exclusive content:

The Borderline, London - VIP ticket only access to this capacity reduced show.
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (best seat in the house, plus access to exclusive VIP bar).
HMV Hammersmith Apollo (best seat in the house).
Royal Albert Hall (best seat in the house, plus 3 course meal, wine & champagne).
Each VIP ticket will also include a £250 very special and limited edition high quality collectable lithograph personally autographed by Joe.
£250 shopping spree at the Joe Bonamassa store with each ticket purchased.
VIP ticket holders also will receive a limited edition golden tour laminate that entitles them to access to the exclusive bar, plus special VIP treatment."

That actually makes me feel physically sick.


Totally in the spirit of the blues, eh?

Still listen to him, but after seing his pathetic posturing at Colston Hall a few years back, I wouldn't bother going to a show again unless BCC tour at reasonable prices.


manitou - 6/13/2012 at 08:58 AM

was hoping to blag my way into the Borderline show... but I dont think its going to happen


Shavian - 6/23/2012 at 05:47 PM

Why couldn't we have had wall-to-wall coverage of festivals back in the day when the music was quality?

Most contemporary music is utter pants. It's depressing to watch the likes of the IoW Festival and see what passes for mass popular music.

To answer my own question, we didn't have hundreds of satellite tv channels and the internet. We had three channels and OGWT as a sop...



Bluenose - 6/23/2012 at 06:30 PM

i dont know what the hell was just on the IoW coverage when I flicked it on, but it was horrendously awful


manitou - 6/28/2012 at 09:06 AM

Managed to get an "in" to the Govt Mule show!


manitou - 6/28/2012 at 09:29 AM

Anyone seen 24 pesos? went to see them this week ..nice band worth checking out.



manitou - 6/28/2012 at 09:31 AM

Little Feat - Monday, Larry Carlton - Tuesday, Gov't Mule - Wednesday

...and perhaps Mick Taylor/Matt Schofield Friday.


Shavian - 6/28/2012 at 11:40 PM

Saw the Mississippi Mudbloods in Sevenoaks tonight.

Ian Siegal, Cody and Luther Dickinson, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. LD and AYH swapped guitar and bass duties.

The sound in the venue wasn't great but the overall feel was very dense, swampy blues with oodles of slide guitar by LD and IS. I'm not a huge Siegal fan but I'd say this is the best setting I've seen him in.

Recommended.

They continue at Amstelveen (29/6), Enschede (30/6), Verviers (2/7), London O2 Academy Islington (4/7), Newcastle Cluny (5/7), The Met, Bury (6/7) and Burton Agnes Jazz Festival (7/7).


harvey - 7/2/2012 at 01:57 PM

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD are touring Europe in the Autumn

Various European gigs throughout October, then in November the UK gigs so far are:

11/6/2012 - MILTON KEYNES - THE STABLES

11/8/2012 - SOUTHAMPTON - THE BROOK

11/9/2012 - WOLVERHAMPTON - THE ROBIN

11/10/2012 - KENDAL - THE BREWERY ARTS CENTRE

11/11/2012 - MANCHESTER - THE BAND ON THE WALL

Hope they add a London gig to that list ...


peach-head - 7/2/2012 at 02:24 PM

I saw these gigs advertised last week, I will be at the Manchester show, a nice updated and modernised venue just up the road from the Manchester Arena.


manitou - 7/2/2012 at 11:16 PM

Little Feat were excellent tonight.. anybody else going to Larry Carlton tomorrow?


Shavian - 7/3/2012 at 03:42 PM

Meeeee!


Shavian - 7/4/2012 at 07:30 AM

Larry and band were superb. Could have listened for much longer but he inserted a Q & A with the audience into the second set which killed the ambience (imagine guitar geeks discussing Dombeys* or something!). He doesn't seem to rate any other contemporary players very highly.

So... On to the Bridge! Do we expect a Blues set as it's the Bluesfest? Seemingly, Tom Jones and Van Morrison did Blues-based sets. Or the standard Mule mix?


* Dumbles, apparently!



[Edited on 7/4/2012 by Shavian]


harvey - 7/4/2012 at 09:35 AM

Where's my Mule ? ! ...


geordielad - 7/4/2012 at 07:10 PM

quote:
Saw the Mississippi Mudbloods in Sevenoaks tonight.

Ian Siegal, Cody and Luther Dickinson, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. LD and AYH swapped guitar and bass duties.

The sound in the venue wasn't great but the overall feel was very dense, swampy blues with oodles of slide guitar by LD and IS. I'm not a huge Siegal fan but I'd say this is the best setting I've seen him in.

Recommended.

They continue at Amstelveen (29/6), Enschede (30/6), Verviers (2/7), London O2 Academy Islington (4/7), Newcastle Cluny (5/7), The Met, Bury (6/7) and Burton Agnes Jazz Festival (7/7).




I'm seeing them in Newcastle tomorrow Gordon. Looking forward to it. I don't know anything about Siegal but I've seen NMAS and AYH a couple of times each. Was wondering who would be handling bass duties. Also Alejandro Escovedo at the same venue on Friday, the excellent Cluny!


manitou - 7/5/2012 at 12:27 PM

Mule - London setlist

Set 1
Broke Down On The Brazos
Gameface
Child Of The Earth
Painted Silver Light
I'm A Ram
Fallen Down
Shape I'm In
Mule > I've Been Working > Mule

Set 2
Banks Of The Deep End
Time To Confess
I Believe To My Soul
Slackjaw Jezabel
Beautifully Broken
Sco-Mule (with Eliot Randall, guitar)
Don't Step On The Grass Sam
Soulshine
Encore
She's 19 Years Old ( with Bernie Marsden, guitar and Paul Jones, harmonica)


peach-head - 7/5/2012 at 12:39 PM

Belting set-list. Would loved to have seen Bernie Tearing it up.


manitou - 7/5/2012 at 12:46 PM

Mule in London last night


Shavian - 7/5/2012 at 03:10 PM

Funking hell! Larry Carlton, Warren Haynes, Elliot Randall, Bernie Marden, Mick Taylor, Matt Schofield and Sus Rollins (only kidding!) in the space of four days.

I think I may have died and gone to guitar heaven!



manitou - 7/5/2012 at 09:01 PM

See you at the Matt Schofield/Mick Taylor gig tomorrow Gordon!


harvey - 7/5/2012 at 11:17 PM

quote:
Mule in London last night




Excellent shot Al ... but the zombie on the right is really eerie ...


manitou - 7/6/2012 at 12:19 PM

Yeah! I forgot to crop out the zombie!
Yuo going to see Mick Taylor and Matt Schofield tonight?


harvey - 7/6/2012 at 12:53 PM

No ... unfortunately not ... we have friends over from France for the weekend ... wish I was going though as Matt never fails to put on a good show and I haven't seen Mick Taylor since I saw him with the Stones in the early 70's ... look forward to your review and pix ...


manitou - 7/6/2012 at 02:26 PM

bit of a last minute "in" for us as we didnt know until yesterday. also were doing a bit of light roadie work for Matt!


Shavian - 7/7/2012 at 08:35 PM

Blue is the colour,
Football is the game....

I feel like I've been to Stamford Bridge more often lately than some of their fans!

I wouldn't mind going more often though! Under The Bridge is a heck of an addition to the London music scene. If you like paint peeling off the walls, the smell of stale beer and urine, and humid, sweaty atmosphere, you'll hate it! For a 500-capacity venue though, I'd back it over some of the more central venues.

So what about Mick Taylor? There were two support acts - the first being a so-so acoustic duo whose names I missed. Then the ever-dependable Matt Schofield Trio. I think I must have seen Matt more than any other act in the last ten years and he never disappoints.

Mick and band shuffled onstage looking every substantial waist-inch the Pub Rock veterans. Mick kept his technician (or was it his valet?) busy with deliveries of beer, his forgotten slide, a stool and various sundries. It didn't bode well that Mick forgot the words to the opening song (apologies if the lyrics actually do include "La la la, dee dee dee") and it was all a little shambolic. Was there even a set list? It all seemed a little bit off the cuff.

Mick's playing was a little tentative and sloppy too, I thought, but the rest of the band including the evergreen Max Middleton on Fender Rhodes and the underused Hamish Stuart on guitar were fortunately spot-on.

Mick is evidently in some pain (from his back?) and called upon the afore-mentioned stool and sat awkwardly on the drum riser for a time. Things actually took a big turn for the better around then as Mick got into a looser jam mode. The encore was No Expectations from Beggars' Banquet (more liberties with the lyrics, I thought) and there was no guests.

All in all, another jolly spiffing night out in Chelsea, yah!





[Edited on 7/7/2012 by Shavian]


manitou - 7/7/2012 at 09:14 PM

a photo from the Mick taylor gig
http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=124956


harvey - 7/7/2012 at 10:36 PM

Thanks for the review Gordon ... and great picture Al ...


ABBDutchFan - 7/8/2012 at 12:18 PM

Anyone been to one of the UK gigs of Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods (= Luther and Cody Dickinson from NMAS + Alvin Youngblood Hart)? I saw the Belgium club date last monday before they returned to the UK. An absolutely fantastic band. A whopping 2 hours and 10 minutes of pure joy and skills. Can't wait for their CD coming out in oktober.


Shavian - 7/8/2012 at 01:31 PM

quote:
Saw the Mississippi Mudbloods in Sevenoaks tonight.

Ian Siegal, Cody and Luther Dickinson, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. LD and AYH swapped guitar and bass duties.

The sound in the venue wasn't great but the overall feel was very dense, swampy blues with oodles of slide guitar by LD and IS. I'm not a huge Siegal fan but I'd say this is the best setting I've seen him in.

Recommended.

They continue at Amstelveen (29/6), Enschede (30/6), Verviers (2/7), London O2 Academy Islington (4/7), Newcastle Cluny (5/7), The Met, Bury (6/7) and Burton Agnes Jazz Festival (7/7).





ABBDutchFan - 7/9/2012 at 08:18 AM

IAN SIEGAL & MISSISSIPPI MUDBLOODS - Rollin and Tumblin - Spiritof66 02 July 2012 Luther & Cody DICKINSON (NMAs) + ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART (usa):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5PEIJlr0d0&feature=relmfu

IAN SIEGAL & MISSISSIPPI MUDBLOODS - Picnic Jam - Spiritof66 02 july 2012 Luther & Cody DICKINSON (NMAs) + ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART (usa):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGhouf8ASWE&feature=relmfu

There's a bunch of other videos of this gig to watch on this you tube channel.


claretkid - 7/9/2012 at 11:38 AM

I saw Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods at the Islington Academy gig last Wednesday, and it was excellent. Siegal obviously leads the band, and it is mainly his songs (from The Skinny album and his upcoming Candy Store Kid album) with fine contributions from the other three members. AYH and Luther shared alternating bass and lead guitar duties throughout, with both getting a chance to shine whilst soloing, Luther winning out, if it were a competiton, but i just love Alvin, such a presence. Both Luther and Alvin sang one track each, and it was a two hour set of hill country Blues. The whole band looked to be having a blast, the crowd went for them completely and it was a really fun night. If you get the chance to see them don't miss out. I was with two other family members one of whom isn't a big Siegal fan, but he said he thoroughly enjoyed the music, and we all agreed it was a better night than previous evening when we caught the Mule in Manchester. The Mule were good, but we have all seen them better. (whispers) I wish they'd go back to a three piece, with the removal of Danny, his solo on Thorazine Shuffle was possibly the worst keyboard solo i have ever heard. Nothing against him personally, i just want to hear more of Warren and Jorgen, and less from Mr Louis.

[Edited on 7/9/2012 by claretkid]

[Edited on 7/9/2012 by claretkid]


geordielad - 7/9/2012 at 06:41 PM

quote:
Anyone been to one of the UK gigs of Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods (= Luther and Cody Dickinson from NMAS + Alvin Youngblood Hart)? I saw the Belgium club date last monday before they returned to the UK. An absolutely fantastic band. A whopping 2 hours and 10 minutes of pure joy and skills. Can't wait for their CD coming out in oktober.


Although I enjoyed the Mudbloods gig in Newcastle, I did think it was way too much Siegal and not enough Dickinson/Youngbllood Hart. Siegal has a few good songs (The Train, was it) and some average ones IMO. I don't see the point in getting a band together with those guys and not fully utilising them! I was amazed that Siegal had the brass neck to dominate proceedings the way he did. Just my opinion of course.


harvey - 7/12/2012 at 07:09 PM

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD

JAZZ CAFE - LONDON

WED 7th NOVEMBER

TICKETS ON SALE NOW ... via TICKETMASTER


ABBDutchFan - 7/14/2012 at 01:10 PM

Tomorrow night i gonna get another dose of The North Mississippi Allstars + special guest Alvin Youngblood Hart at the very small and intimate Bokpop Festival in a small town nearby called Valkenburg. Only 10 minute by train. Happy happy joy joy.


manitou - 7/15/2012 at 02:00 PM

Tickets bought for RSB at the Jazz Cafe.. and fingers crossed for a photo pass!


slidejules - 7/29/2012 at 05:07 PM

7th August - Notting Hill Arts Club, London - http://www.facebook.com/events/509266082423491/

I'm playing with The Wild Rock Doves, we're on at about 10.30pm I believe...

This is our version of Liz Reed from a gig the week before last - photos courtesy of Manitou :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z-mvArgKu8


Shavian - 7/29/2012 at 06:03 PM

Ruthie Foster from the WHB is at The Borderline Monday 30 July.



Shavian - 7/29/2012 at 06:15 PM

quote:
7th August - Notting Hill Arts Club, London - http://www.facebook.com/events/509266082423491/

I'm playing with The Wild Rock Doves, we're on at about 10.30pm I believe...




I'll try to get there, Jules.

Any idea what the other bands on the bill are like, genre-wise?



slidejules - 7/29/2012 at 06:54 PM

This from the facebook event:

Kicking off the Olympic month of August, we have the debut show from ANDRO. Song by song, he'll slide his way through musical genres from Dramatic Pop to Rock to Soul, Funk and Electro. We then bring you SANDHAUS. About to release their debut album titled 'The Getaway', they are currently working with Mike Marsh who worked with Depeche Mode, Phoenix and the xx. Former resident of our sister night, TV Nights and current Burberry star ROO PANES will then take to the stage with his stunning brand of folk which intertwines the best of the genre from England, Ireland and the States. SEA STACKS then take over. This 8 piece was the creation of Davy Berryman. Combining orchestral instrumentations to create wind and string-strafed indie music that takes influence from Jonsi/Sigur Rós and Sufjan Stevens, amongst others. Starting in late June 2011 with just a handful of songs and a studio, Davy set out with only one rule, mostly unbroken; that there would be no guitars or pianos used. Seven months, 3 studios, and nearly 40 collaborators later and Sea Stacks was ready. Closing the live portion of the night, we then have the brilliant WILD ROCK DOVES, a new on the scene London based 5 piece with their roots in blues and southern rock but also bring in elements of jazz, and country music.

I'm not familiar with any of them but it looks like an interesting lineup!


Shavian - 7/29/2012 at 07:56 PM

Thanks!

I should have opened the Facebook link....!


hippy69 - 7/30/2012 at 02:25 PM

Got my tickets for RSB too. Should be a god night catching up with everyone.

My band The Snakeoil Rattlers have also got a couple of gigs lined up. This coming Thursday at the 12 Bar and than again the following Wednesday at the Underbelly in Hoxton.


JimRudge - 8/14/2012 at 08:41 PM

Going to be tough to get to RSB having been made redundant, and already committed to Mark Kozelek at Union Chapel and Ryan Bingham in Bristol that same week.


Shavian - 8/14/2012 at 08:45 PM

Sorry to hear about redundancy, Jim.

I hope things are okay.


Shavian - 8/15/2012 at 05:35 AM

Ian Siegal and the Dickinson brothers (no Alvin Youngblood Hart, apparently) are back on the road in November.


Thu, 8 November 2012
The Borderline, London

Fri, 9 November 2012
Carlisle Blues Festival

Sat, 10 November 2012
The Well, Leeds

Sun, 11 November 2012
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Mon, 12 November 2012
Warsaw Blues Night

Tue, 13 November 2012
Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Wed, 14 November 2012
Blues Garage, Isernhagen, Germany

Thu, 15 November 2012
Trix, Antwerp, Borgerhout Belgium

Fri, 16 November 2012
De Zwerver, Leffinge-Middelkerke, Belgium

Sat, 17 November 2012
La Traverse, Cleon, France


And the ever-reliable Walter Trout is touring in October:

Oct 03 The Ferry, Glasgow (GB)
04 Carnegie Theatre, Dunfermline (GB)
05 Picturedrome, Holmfirth (GB)
06 Beaufort Ballroom, Ebbw Vale (GB)
07 Blackburn Blues Festival - St Georges Hall
08 Fibbers, York (GB)
09 Piper Club, Hull (GB) + Chantel McGregor
11 Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks (GB)
12 Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne (GB)
13 Blues In The Bay Festival, Falmouth (GB)
14 The Assembly, Leamington Spa (GB)
15 The Citadel, St Helens (GB)
16 Jazz Cafe, London (GB)
18 Altes Kino, Rankweil (AT)
19 Moonwalker, Aarburg (CH)
20 Mühle Hunziken, Rubigen (CH)
21 Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld (CH)
24 Downtown Live Club, Hamburg (DE)
25 Quasimodo, Berlin (DE)
27 Gerry Weber Halle-10. Bowers & Wilkins Rhythm'n'Blues Festival, Halle (DE)
28 Dordrecht, Bibelot (NL)
30 Oosterpoort, Groningen (NL)
31 Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL)

Nov 2012

01 Atak, Enschede (NL)

Apart from Hull, Mitch Laddie supports on uk non-festival dates.





[Edited on 8/15/2012 by Shavian]


harvey - 8/15/2012 at 11:29 AM

quote:
Going to be tough to get to RSB having been made redundant, and already committed to Mark Kozelek at Union Chapel and Ryan Bingham in Bristol that same week.


Sorry to hear about the redundancy, Jim ... hope you get something sorted soon mate!


JimRudge - 8/15/2012 at 07:36 PM

Thanks for the good wishes, guys. New horizons beckon and happy to be moving on. Time was right for a change. Can't see me being on same money ever again, but as long as the bills get paid and we get by with enough to treat ourselves occasionally, that'll be just fine.

But London midweek gigs will be very curtailed as there is no way I'll have the freedom that I had in my previous job to work flexibly.


alans - 8/16/2012 at 09:10 AM

Thanks for the good wishes, guys. New horizons beckon and happy to be moving on. Time was right for a change. Can't see me being on same money ever again, but as long as the bills get paid and we get by with enough to treat ourselves occasionally, that'll be just fine.

But London midweek gigs will be very curtailed as there is no way I'll have the freedom that I had in my previous job to work flexibly.
----------------------------------------------
Hope all works out Jim. Hoping to see y'all soon


DerekFromCincinnati - 8/21/2012 at 06:10 PM

quote:
Dear Peter Rowan Fans:

We are excited to announce that Peter will be touring in Europe very soon. Below are his tour dates and venues so come on out and get your dose of Peter Rowan. We thank you for all your support!

UK DATES:

AUG. 29 - ISLINGTON LONDON - Green Note Presents at The Old Queen's Head
SEPT. 1 - GLOUCESTERSHIRE - Didmarton Bluegrass Festival at Kemble Airfield

IRELAND:

SEPT. 3 - DUBLIN - Whelan's
SEPT. 4 - CO CORK KILWORTH - Kilworth Arts Centre
SEPT. 5 - CO TIPPERARY ROSCREA - Leap Castle
SEPT. 6 - CO CLARE GALWAY - Crane Bar

ITALY: (As Featured Guest with Red Wine)


NOV. 15 - TURIN - Torino, La Maison Musique
NOV. 16 - GENOA - Genova, Teatro Modena
NOV. 18 - NEAR MILANO -Trezzo d'Adda Teatro Amigdala

FRANCE: (As Featured Guest with Red Wine)


NOV. 17 - RHONE ALPS - La Roche Sur Foron Auditorium

CZECHOSLOVAKIA: (As Featured Guest with Druha Trava)


NOV. 21 - NACHOD - Divadlo Dr. Joefa Cizka
NOV. 22 - BRNO - Delnicky Dum Lisen
NOV. 23 - HRANICE NA MORAVE - Divadlo Stara Strelnice
NOV. 24 - NOVE MESTO NA MORAVE - Kulturni Dum
NOV. 25 - PRAGUE - KC Novodvorska


WWW.PETER-ROWAN.COM



Shavian - 10/16/2012 at 04:46 PM

A few London dates for your diaries:

Chantel McGregor - Islington Academy - 20 Oct
Slidesjules' Wild Rock Doves - 100 Club - 30 Oct
Hippy69's Snakeoil Rattlers - Surya (156 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JL - 31Oct
Ian Siegal & Mississippi Mudbloods- Borderline - 8 Nov
JJ Grey & Mofro - O2 Academy - 9 Nov
Oli Brown - Islington Assemby Hall - 17 Nov
Shuggie Otis - Jazz Cafe - 20 & 21 Nov
Matt Schofield - 100 Club - 20 Nov







[Edited on 10/17/2012 by Shavian]


harvey - 10/16/2012 at 08:10 PM

quote:
A few London dates for your diaries:

Chantel McGregor - Islington Academy - 20 Oct
Slidesjules' Wild Rock Doves - 100 Club - 30 Oct
Ian Siegal & Mississippi Mudbloods - Borderline - 8 Nov
JJ Grey & Mofro - O2 Academy - 9 Nov
Oli Brown - Islington Assemby Hall - 17 Nov
Shuggie Otis - Jazz Cafe - 20 & 21 Nov
Matt Schofield - 100 Club - 20 Nov



Not forgeting ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD at Jazz Cafe on Wed 7th Nov ...


ABBDutchFan - 10/23/2012 at 06:10 PM

For the UK Bonamassa fans maybe of interest (i like Bonamassa myself but he doesn't "move me" like other guitarists past or present do; but the "world's premiere guitarist" description in this press release makes me wanna puke):

"Joe Bonamassa to make recording history at 4 London venues – Each concert will be specially filmed for DVD and will feature never-before performed live tracks!

Joe Bonamassa, the world’s premiere guitarist, will perform four exclusive London concerts during March 2013. Each concert will be specially filmed for DVD and will feature never-before performed live tracks. The four London concerts will chronicle Joe’s atmospheric rise from the intimate club atmosphere of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. The live in-concert DVDs will be released during fall 2013.

Hailed as The Guitar Event of the Year, Bonamassa will pay homage to the historic London venues he’s played by going back to his ten studio albums to perform songs for the very first time. The four London 2013 concerts will individually showcase a unique band configuration that will highlight diverse elements of Joe’s style. Each performance will be distinctive with different set lists. Collectively, there will be upwards of eighty new and old songs performed over the four nights that even the most die-hard Bonamassa fan will experience for the first time.

The London run will start at the intimate 200-capacity London Borderline on Tuesday March 26, 2013. Bonamassa will then play the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire and HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday March 27 and Thursday March 28 respectively, before finishing the week at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday March 30.

“London is like my second home,” says Bonamassa. “I want to give the fans attending the London concerts a real treat – a thank you for their unwavering support. Over the years I’ve received requests for tracks we’ve never performed live. Now, it feels right that we delve into the back catalogue and dedicate London fans with unique versions of tracks they’ve never experienced live.”


absnj - 10/24/2012 at 07:37 PM

Bonnie Raitt is coming your way:

UK 2013 TOUR DATES AND ON-SALE INFO

Bonnie and the Band will be touring the United Kingdom in June 2013! There will be a fan pre-sale for all of the below dates starting 9am on Wednesday, 24th October through 9am on Friday, 26th October , accessible *only* at this link: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/brtrtt.


DATE CITY VENUE
SUNDAY 09 JUNE SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
TUESDAY 11 JUNE BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
THURSDAY 13 JUNE MANCHESTER 02 APOLLO
FRIDAY 14 JUNE CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
FRIDAY 21 JUNE GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
SATURDAY 22 JUNE LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
MONDAY 24 JUNE NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
TUESDAY 25 JUNE NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
THURSDAY 27 JUNE LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL


If you miss the pre-sale, these dates go on-sale to the public 9am on Friday, 26th October at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.


harvey - 10/24/2012 at 09:53 PM

Thanks to you Alan, I just got 2 tickets for the RAH show - Row 8 - just right of centre ...

Don't know who might want to go with me yet ... fancy a trip to London?


Shavian - 10/25/2012 at 05:46 AM

quote:
...... “I want to give the fans attending the London concerts a real treat – a thank you for their unwavering support." (Joe Bonamassa)


Not to mention their £1,500 expense for attending all four shows...!

I wavered a long time ago!




hippy69 - 10/30/2012 at 12:03 PM

Just letting you know that my band The Snakeoil Rattlers will be playing a special Halloween show on Wednesday 31st October at Surya (156 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JL Tel: 020 7713 6262 http://www.suryalondon.com ) where we'll be joined by the delights of The Velvetines and the terrific Bex Marshall and her rootsy blues delights. The doors open at 7:30pm and it's only £6 on the door or £4 in advance ( http://www.seetickets.com/Event/THE-VELVETINES/Surya/669828 ). We're on around 9pm.

Expect swamp, blues, country, rock, whiskey and voodoo. In fact it's everything that you'd expect from your favourite episode of True Blood. Minus the vampires -- possibly -- but lots of Southern hospitality. We will even be playing some specially themed songs and there will be a trick or treat bowl at the foot of the stage throughout the performance.

So if you have sweet tooth, a liking for all things Southern gothic, come along.

Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/151559291657254/


manitou - 10/31/2012 at 08:06 PM

Slidejules from this message boardplay the 100 club in London last night with the Wild Rock Doves.
awesome stuff!


manitou - 10/31/2012 at 08:23 PM

another from last nights gig at the 100 club



manitou - 11/3/2012 at 11:52 PM

Who is going to the Royal Southern Brotherhood on Wednesday at the jazz cafe?? Moray and I will be there, hope to see some familiar faces


harvey - 11/3/2012 at 11:58 PM

Martyn, Mel and I should be there ...


harvey - 11/5/2012 at 12:57 PM

Anymore for anymore???

Also ... any ideas as to a nearby watering hole for pre-show tea?

And ... any recommendations regarding parking - any nearby car parks - or somewhere on the Northern Line so we can park up and come in by tube?


Rasc - 11/5/2012 at 10:23 PM

I'll be there.


hippy69 - 11/6/2012 at 02:32 PM

quote:
Anymore for anymore???

Also ... any ideas as to a nearby watering hole for pre-show tea?

And ... any recommendations regarding parking - any nearby car parks - or somewhere on the Northern Line so we can park up and come in by tube?


The Spread Eagle on Parkway is the only drinking hole of choice round there. Right up your street too mate. http://www.youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=450

Check out this site for parking. Not sure how accurate it is.
http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/camden_town/


harvey - 11/6/2012 at 05:26 PM

quote:
quote:
Anymore for anymore???

Also ... any ideas as to a nearby watering hole for pre-show tea?

And ... any recommendations regarding parking - any nearby car parks - or somewhere on the Northern Line so we can park up and come in by tube?


The Spread Eagle on Parkway is the only drinking hole of choice round there. Right up your street too mate. http://www.youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=450

Check out this site for parking. Not sure how accurate it is.
http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/camden_town/


Most of the Car Parks on that website that are near the venue seem to be for regular commuters parking lots or for Supermarkets with restricted hours - nearest public car park appears to be Euston Station - may try there - if not park further out and get tube to venue.

As for the pub - great choice Barry - see you there mate!


cletus - 11/7/2012 at 11:09 AM

Don't know what direction you're coming from, but we usually park at the Broadwalk Centre in Edgware. It's not far from the M1 and they have a commuter car park section that is £4 for all day and is on the end of the Northern line. I have parked at High Barnet, which is at the end of the other Northern branch of the line, in the past but can't remember much about it.

RSB were good last night at the Stables in MK. Highlight for me was Fire on the Mountain, but I'm a Deadhead at heart, and the end jam on the song should please most Brothers fans. Wife liked Keep On Rockin, Pearl River, and Gimme Shelter.

Have a night off tonight before Ian Siegal on Thursday, JJ Grey on Friday, and Patterson Hood next Tuesday.


harvey - 11/7/2012 at 11:36 AM

Thanks for the info "cletus" ... but we are coming in on the M4, so don't really want to end up as far north as Edgware if we can help it ...


peach-head - 11/7/2012 at 12:00 PM

Enjoy the show tonight guys. Got tickets for Sundays show in Manchester.


manitou - 11/8/2012 at 07:37 AM

Royal Southern Brotherhood played London last night... awesome stuff. Good job I had my wide angle lens as I was stood inches from Devon!


Shavian - 11/8/2012 at 10:27 AM

Glad to hear you enjoyed, Al

Has anyone in London come across the place?

http://www.theheavyloadclub.com/southbound.html

http://www.theheavyloadclub.com/southbounddiary.html




manitou - 11/8/2012 at 11:40 AM

Yeah Ive heard of the place... Moray and I met the couple that run it. They were playing music over the PA at a gig we went to a couple of years ago...We suddenly realised the music we could hear was really good - Marshall Tucker, Elvin Bishop, Allmans..


manitou - 11/8/2012 at 11:42 AM

Its in a pub behind BHS just north of Oxford Street


Neil01 - 11/8/2012 at 12:48 PM

Really enjoyed Royal Southern Brotherhood last night. The Fire On The Mountain jam a particular high point but all were in fine form. I'm pleased from talking to Yonrico and Devon that they may well make it to Bluesfest at Byron Bay next year. I really hope they do. Going to check out JJ Grey on Friday night in Islington before head back to Oz on Saturday morning.


manitou - 11/12/2012 at 05:17 PM

JJ Grey & Mofro played London on Friday night! Killer show. Got to talk to Todd after the show.. what a nice guy!


manitou - 11/12/2012 at 05:19 PM

Here's Todd.



Shavian - 11/12/2012 at 05:50 PM

Did JJ Grey have the two horn players with him, Al? They were the standouts for me last time.

Maybe I should have opted for JJ Grey over Lucinda Williams at the weekend. I vowed I was through with her after her last Shepherds Bush Empire show when she got riled by the audience taking pictures and also stopped and restarted several songs.

No problems with the audience this time - RFH audiences are invariably ultra-respectful and you could have heard a pin drop between most songs. And only one song stopped (and abandoned) - the third encore, the Stones' Salt Of The Earth. When a band fluffs their third encore, it is time to make a sharp exit!

I don't know what Saturday's house was like but there was A LOT of empty seats in the rear stalls on Sunday.

She hardly ever performs covers and there were two - SOTE plus... NMCTB! It was pretty messy but most of the second half of the set was as Williams opted for loud electric rock over the acoustic Country/ Bluesy material with which she made her name. Definitely last time around for me and her!

Ian Siegal and the North Mississippi Mudbloods were excellent on Thursday. No Alvin Youngblood this time but Carwyn Ellis playing bass frees up Luther Dickinson to play lead full time and he does a great job. That's the third time I've seen him in the last six months and I really enjoy his playing.

The band is still a bit Siegal-centric but he is a good performer vocally and on - mainly - rhythm guitar. Recommended.

It's Jan Garbarek and Trilok Gurtu for me tomorrow then Buddy Whittington on Thursday and John Surman on Sunday. Maybe Oli Brown on Saturday too!


manitou - 11/14/2012 at 11:41 AM

JJ grey did have the full band.. horn players too. Moray and I are going to see Simon McBride on Saturday then Matt Schofield on Tuesday next week.. perhaps see you there??


Shavian - 11/15/2012 at 11:04 AM

I might make Matt but I didn't like Simon McBride when I saw him before.



manitou - 11/15/2012 at 07:40 PM

Hoots mon Gordon.. you're a hard man to please!
Buddy should be good saw him earlier in the year.
hope you show at Matt's gig should be good. moray and I are trying to get an interview with him for Classic Rock Blues. fingers crossed!


manitou - 11/16/2012 at 11:39 PM

The Simon mcBride gig ends early.. 10pm.. time for another beer perhaps :-)


hippy69 - 11/20/2012 at 02:07 PM

quote:
Ian Siegal and the North Mississippi Mudbloods were excellent on Thursday.


They certainly were mate. I was stuck in the so couldn't come over and say hello. Next time buddy.


manitou - 11/20/2012 at 03:22 PM

Matt Schofield tonight at the 100 Club anyone?


manitou - 11/22/2012 at 10:41 PM

Matt was awesome as usual.. he original trio as well. Evan Jenkins on drums.



Shavian - 11/23/2012 at 07:46 AM

I decided I'd seen enough of Matt for this year!

I must try and catch the Wild Rock Doves for the first time and I see that they are playing on my side of town on November 30th.








[Edited on 11/23/2012 by Shavian]


manitou - 11/23/2012 at 09:56 AM

Wild Rock Doves at the Troubadour on the 30th.. not sure they'll be able to have the two drummer set up as its a bit of a small stage!


ABBDutchFan - 11/23/2012 at 06:24 PM

Manitou, those are some wonderful pics you took (once again)!


slidejules - 11/23/2012 at 06:49 PM

quote:
Wild Rock Doves at the Troubadour on the 30th.. not sure they'll be able to have the two drummer set up as its a bit of a small stage!


Yeah it's gonna be a squeeze! Shame we can't go double decker on stage ha ha

Shavian, do come... it's gonna be the last gig for a while, we got nothing planned over Christmas and then Duncan the other guitar player is off playing on a ship for ages sometime at the start of next year...

More's the pity!


manitou - 11/23/2012 at 11:26 PM

Yeah Gordon.. get yourself along.. see you there!


JimRudge - 12/7/2012 at 05:38 AM

Mule!!!!!!!!

Gov't Mule will be on the road through most of 2013 including an extended run through Europe. Part of this European run will be a six show jaunt through Germany from July 14th through 20th.

7/14/13 Bonn, Germany
7/15/13 Hamburg, Germany
7/17/13 Tuttlingen, Germany
7/18/13 Winterbach, Germany
7/19/13 Torgau, Germany
7/20/13 Herzburg, Germany

Hopefully, some UK dates and not just London, although I'd be quite happy to see them at "Under The Bridge" again - cracking little venue.


harvey - 12/7/2012 at 03:13 PM

Note to self: Don't book a vacation in July ...


Shavian - 12/7/2012 at 06:33 PM

Or holiday in Germany!

Probably plenty of bierfests on at that time of year! A plan....




ABBDutchFan - 12/7/2012 at 06:47 PM

quote:
Or holiday in Germany!

Probably plenty of bierfests on at that time of year! A plan....




Burg herzberg Hippie Festival is strongly recommended. A time capsule of the Seventies.


CanadianMule - 12/7/2012 at 10:42 PM

Happy for you guys. Enjoy the Mule. But it means once again No Mule here for our Bluesfest. Although we usually get an annual does of Matt there so I guess it is a trade off.

You mentioned Classic Rock Blues which I really enjoyed. Have only seen one edition so far. Not sure if there have been more. Real expensive here which I don't really get. Classic Rock itself is not cheap and will run about $15. But both Prog and Blues run closer to $25. Costly but I do enjoy. Classic Rock has been a favourite for years. Far superior to any North American magazine although I will say that it has taken a downwards turn over the last couple of years but still a good read cover to cover. Do some of you work there or contribute?


manitou - 12/7/2012 at 11:35 PM

H2He and I are contributors to Classic Rock Blues.


CanadianMule - 12/7/2012 at 11:42 PM

quote:
H2He and I are contributors to Classic Rock Blues.


Will keep my eyes open. Are you guys writers or photographers? Enjoyed the first one that I read. If I get a 2nd mortgage on the house and get another issue I hope to see your work. I haven't seen it since that first time, is it monthly?

I drool each time that I see the back of those magazines at all the acts on tour in the UK. Seems like live music thrives much better over there.


JimRudge - 12/7/2012 at 11:56 PM

quote:
Or holiday in Germany!

Probably plenty of bierfests on at that time of year! A plan....


If things pick up for me workwise by then, I was thinking Amsterdam.


manitou - 12/8/2012 at 02:32 PM

CanadianMule...Im a photographer and H2He is a writer. If you pick up an copy of issue 4 there's even a mugshot of the two of us at the front of the magazine ;-)


geordielad - 12/11/2012 at 06:34 PM

Neil and Crazy Horse in the UK, and Dublin next June. And a Newcastle Show!!!

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/1st-europe-2013-announced-f or-neil.html

June 10th - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
June 11th - Birmingham LG Arena
June 13th - Glasgow SECC
June 15th - Dublin RDS Arena
June 17th - London O2 Arena

Tix on sale Friday. O2 presale tomorrow I believe.


Shavian - 12/25/2012 at 09:13 AM

Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals -


03/01/13 - Oslo Rockefeller
03/02/13 - Stockholm Debaser Medis
03/03/13 - Malmö K.B. Club
03/05/13 - Hamburg Fabrik Hamburg
03/06/13 - Berlin Astra Kulturhaus
03/08/13 - Münich Backstage Halle
03/09/13 - Zurich Kaufleuten
03/11/13 - Cologne Burgerhaus Stollwerck
03/14/13 - London The Forum
03/16/13 - Manchester HMV Ritz
03/18/13 - Dublin Button Factory


Black Crowes -

03.24 – Manchester Academy
03.25 – Birmingham O2 Academy
03.27 – Glasgow O2 Academy
03.29 – London The HMV Forum
03.30 – London The HMV Forum





[Edited on 12/25/2012 by Shavian]


ABBDutchFan - 12/25/2012 at 11:07 AM

Any info on when the sales start for those Black Crowes dates in the UK and if getting tickets online is usually easy? I have a city trip "in the works" for me and my spouse and usually Dublin is the first choice but i might change that to London in case the BC won't make it to Amsterdam again.


Shavian - 12/25/2012 at 11:14 AM

No info on tickets yet.

Not even listed on The Forum website.



Shavian - 12/27/2012 at 10:14 PM

Family - Shepherds Bush Empire - 1 & 2 February

Little Feat - Shepherds Bush Empire - 8 February

Gary Clark Jr - Relentless Garage - 26 February

The Bluefields (Dan Baird, Warner E. Hodges, Joe Blanton and Steve Gorman) - Borderline - 12 April

Eric Johnson & Joanne Shaw Taylor - Shepherds Bush Empire - 13 April

Johnny Winter - Shepherds Bush Empire - 14 April

Robben Ford - Leicester Square Theatre - 24 April




[Edited on 12/28/2012 by Shavian]


cletus - 12/28/2012 at 06:20 AM

Black Crowes tickets go on sale on January 11th at 10:13am.

http://bloodstockradio.com/newsstory.php?id=EFVyypuyEuMIuyhXYO


CanadianMule - 12/28/2012 at 07:10 AM

quote:
CanadianMule...Im a photographer and H2He is a writer. If you pick up an copy of issue 4 there's even a mugshot of the two of us at the front of the magazine ;-)


Will check it out. Wife got me two years of Classic Rock but said the Blues mag was too much to add to it. Can only spend so much on me.

She has actually been getting frustrated with them as there was confusion involving a two year deal. They keep emailing her saying that they are working on correcting her account to two years opposed to one year. Not sure why it seems complicated to correct but I only care about getting and reading the mags.

Now I can spend my money on the Blues and look forward to seeing/reading your work.


EnglishDarren - 12/29/2012 at 08:25 AM

quote:
Neil and Crazy Horse in the UK, and Dublin next June. And a Newcastle Show!!!

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/1st-europe-2013-announced-f or-neil.html

June 10th - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
June 11th - Birmingham LG Arena
June 13th - Glasgow SECC
June 15th - Dublin RDS Arena
June 17th - London O2 Arena

Tix on sale Friday. O2 presale tomorrow I believe.


Newcastle ticket booked


EnglishDarren - 12/29/2012 at 08:29 AM

quote:
Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals -


03/01/13 - Oslo Rockefeller
03/02/13 - Stockholm Debaser Medis
03/03/13 - Malmö K.B. Club
03/05/13 - Hamburg Fabrik Hamburg
03/06/13 - Berlin Astra Kulturhaus
03/08/13 - Münich Backstage Halle
03/09/13 - Zurich Kaufleuten
03/11/13 - Cologne Burgerhaus Stollwerck

I take it that Grace Potter is the support and it will be acoustic??
03/14/13 - London The Forum
03/16/13 - Manchester HMV Ritz
03/18/13 - Dublin Button Factory


Black Crowes -

03.24 – Manchester Academy
03.25 – Birmingham O2 Academy
03.27 – Glasgow O2 Academy
03.29 – London The HMV Forum
03.30 – London The HMV Forum





[Edited on 12/25/2012 by Shavian]


Shavian - 12/29/2012 at 08:58 AM

Yes, Grace Potter is supporting but I don't know if it will be acoustic, Darren.





EnglishDarren - 12/29/2012 at 09:48 AM

quote:
Yes, Grace Potter is supporting but I don't know if it will be acoustic, Darren.

I have had another look at her web site and it might be a full band show but not sure.



Shavian - 1/3/2013 at 04:51 PM

Apart from the obvious which non-European acts would you most like to see touring Europe this year?

I'd like to see Gillian Welch, Moe and and TTB.

Maybe Jimmy Herring and Tinsley Ellis too...

The time to see Dickey has come and gone, I think.










ABBDutchFan - 1/3/2013 at 05:48 PM

quote:
Apart from the obvious which non-European acts would you most like to see touring Europe this year?

I'd like to see Gillian Welch, Moe and and TTB.

Maybe Jimmy Herring and Tinsley Ellis too...

The time to see Dickey has come and gone, I think.




Moe will be in Europe again this summer. At least one date is confirmed: they will be playing at the Burg Herzberg Festival (Hippie Convention) in Germany. One of the four nights Gov't Mule will be headlining as well!


manitou - 1/4/2013 at 10:25 PM

Cant see Moe coming back to the UK. The last gig they did had terrible ticket sales.
I went to the Islington Academy gig and they were brilliant, one of my gigs of 2012.


Shavian - 1/5/2013 at 09:25 AM

Al, I will always remember that show for the audience comprising old geezers and young bimbos (is that still a word? Is it PC?!!).


manitou - 1/5/2013 at 01:21 PM

Yeah Gordon 3 old blokes you, me and Moray and a load of young girls. Marvellous! ;-)


Shavian - 1/6/2013 at 09:48 AM

Mick Taylor fans may want to know that he is billed to appear with Stephen Dale Petit at the 100 Club on Saturday 9 February.



JimRudge - 1/9/2013 at 07:11 PM

quote:
Apart from the obvious which non-European acts would you most like to see touring Europe this year?


In no particular order of preference and as long as I get a job before they announce the dates -
Ben Harper; Tom Waits; Pearl Jam; Matthew Ryan; Dwight Yoakam; Emmylou Harris; Donald Fagen; Crowded House; Bjork; Michael Franti & Spearhead; Garland Jeffreys. (and as Graham Parker is now a US resident, I'll count him in too especially as he's reunited with the Rumour for US dates)(actually, to see GP & The Rumour would be my No.1 choice for 2013).


Shavian - 1/23/2013 at 04:10 PM

Counting Crows

O2 Academy Birmingham - 19 April
Bristol Colston Hall - 20 April
London Hammesrmith Apollo - 22 April
Manchester O2 Apollo - 25 April
Glasgow O2 Aceademy - 26 April

I don't know my Black Crowes from my Counting Crows! Are these guys any good?

If not, why are they charging £42.75 in London?!

I won't be going anyway at that price.
















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manitou - 1/23/2013 at 04:34 PM

Robben ford has added a second night at the leicester square theatre.
the first night is almost a sell out.


JimRudge - 1/24/2013 at 10:07 AM

quote:
Counting Crows

O2 Academy Birmingham - 19 April
Bristol Colston Hall - 20 April
London Hammesrmith Apollo - 22 April
Manchester O2 Apollo - 25 April
Glasgow O2 Aceademy - 26 April

I don't know my Black Crows from my Counting Crows! Are these guys any good?

If not, why are they charging £42.75 in London?!

I won't be going anyway at that price.




They are one of these bands that's been on my "Must listen to" list for years and years and had their First Album (reckoned to be their best) or Greatest Hits in my paw a couple of times, but bought something else. Might have headed over to spotify if SRV wasn't on the hifi at the moment.

Good to see that Bristol is on the gig list as well.


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[Edited on 24/1/2013 by JimRudge]


JimRudge - 1/24/2013 at 10:11 AM

quote:
quote:
Apart from the obvious which non-European acts would you most like to see touring Europe this year?


In no particular order of preference and as long as I get a job before they announce the dates -
Ben Harper; Tom Waits; Pearl Jam; Matthew Ryan; Dwight Yoakam; Emmylou Harris; Donald Fagen; Crowded House; Bjork; Michael Franti & Spearhead; Garland Jeffreys. (and as Graham Parker is now a US resident, I'll count him in too especially as he's reunited with the Rumour for US dates)(actually, to see GP & The Rumour would be my No.1 choice for 2013).



Somebody gizzajob!!! Emmylou was on BBC Breakfast earlier this week with Rodney Crowell saying they'll be here in June!!!


JimRudge - 1/28/2013 at 08:15 PM

But I do have some dosh put aside for this.!

THE WHO QUADROPHENIA AND MORE EUROPEAN TOUR 2013

June 8th Dublin: The O2
June 10th Belfast: Odyssey
June 12th Glasgow: SECC
June 15th London: The O2
June 18th Sheffield: Motorpoint Arena
June 20th Newcastle: Metro Arena
June 23rd Manchester: Arena
June 25th Cardiff: Motorpoint Arena
June 28th Birmingham: LG Arena
June 30th Liverpool: Echo Arena
July 3rd Paris: Bercy
July 5th Amsterdam: Ziggo Dome

Cardiff for me. Nice and easy to get to/from and one of the smaller arenas.

£77 & £66 a ticket


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Bluenose - 1/30/2013 at 06:14 PM

quote:
quote:
Counting Crows

O2 Academy Birmingham - 19 April
Bristol Colston Hall - 20 April
London Hammesrmith Apollo - 22 April
Manchester O2 Apollo - 25 April
Glasgow O2 Aceademy - 26 April

I don't know my Black Crows from my Counting Crows! Are these guys any good?

If not, why are they charging £42.75 in London?!

I won't be going anyway at that price.




They are one of these bands that's been on my "Must listen to" list for years and years and had their First Album (reckoned to be their best) or Greatest Hits in my paw a couple of times, but bought something else. Might have headed over to spotify if SRV wasn't on the hifi at the moment.

Good to see that Bristol is on the gig list as well.


[Edited on 24/1/2013 by JimRudge]

[Edited on 24/1/2013 by JimRudge]



Hi guys,

I'm a massive Counting Crows fan. If you want to shoot me a PM, I'll see if I can put together some stuff for youse, if you want....

Gig wise, off to Aimee Mann tomorrow night. Wasn't able to get Friday off work, that's going to be fun!


HtoHe - 2/5/2013 at 08:37 AM

Apparently there's a promoter looking to get moe. on at Truck (this year/next year?) but it needs people to go on the Truck FB page and request them...
FB page is as follows

http://www.facebook.com/TruckFestival?sk=app_131346917031598&app_data

You need to hit the Make A Request button, and put in moe.'s name, web page and FB pages.

Be nice to see them playing in the sunshine/torrential rain of an English summer


JimRudge - 2/5/2013 at 02:30 PM

Nothing to do with this thread...........

Just a heads up that if (like me until 2 minutes ago) you haven't yet bought Gregg's book, an Amazon UK marketplace seller has them for £6.60 (hardback) incl P&P. Ships from Canada, but I'm happy to wait at that price.


Shavian - 2/5/2013 at 04:22 PM

Is it signed.....?

You could have had my copy for free, Jim. Same goes for anyone else - you pay the postage, if applicable.











manitou - 2/5/2013 at 09:41 PM

Just found out I've got a photo pass for Little Feat at Shepherds Bush!.. hell yeah!


hippy69 - 2/6/2013 at 03:23 PM

quote:

You could have had my copy for free, Jim. Same goes for anyone else - you pay the postage, if applicable.


If Jim doesn't want it I'll have it. Will you sign it for me Gordon?


Shavian - 2/6/2013 at 06:02 PM

Sorry - my autopen is currently unserviceable!

I'll give it to you when I see you, Barry. Next Snakeoil Rattlers maybe?



hippy69 - 2/7/2013 at 01:51 PM

quote:
I'll give it to you when I see you, Barry. Next Snakeoil Rattlers maybe?


The only one we have booked at the moment is 25th April at Powers in Kilburn.

Have you checked these guys out yet? http://www.thetemperancemovement.com
I saw them on Tuesday. A great Stonesy/Black Cross type band. They're playing at the Water Rats on 4th March.

And of course there's Ian Siegal again 8th May.


manitou - 2/9/2013 at 11:05 PM

Nice if short set from Little Feat at the Shepherds Bush O2.


harvey - 2/10/2013 at 11:47 AM

Great shot, Al ...

Short set? ... presumably because they had support ... I saw them at Indigo 2 a couple of years ago and they played about two hours or so there ...


Dannyspell - 2/10/2013 at 12:42 PM


manitou - 2/10/2013 at 06:15 PM

Hey Colin, yeah they did a shortish set. The Tom Fuller Band were the support. Managed to say hello to Paul Barrere when i was backstage putting my cameras away. He says after this tour he is going to have treatment for Hep C.


HtoHe - 2/11/2013 at 05:18 PM

Northsyde, featuring slidejules of this parish, play a rare London show at Cargo on 27th April as headliners. Get along and see them!


manitou - 2/12/2013 at 09:25 AM

As my brother has just mentioned... Northsyde play Cargo in London on April 27th.. featuring the awesome guitar talents of Slidejules for this forum.Should be a great nights music!



Shavian - 2/18/2013 at 07:44 PM

In addition to their 14 March show at The Forum supporting the Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are playing the Bush Hall on 13 March.

Tickets (£15 + £2) only available on the door.




[Edited on 2/18/2013 by Shavian]


manitou - 2/18/2013 at 10:03 PM

Are you going Gordon?


Shavian - 2/18/2013 at 10:06 PM

Yes, if I'm around.

I like the Bush Hall!



manitou - 2/18/2013 at 11:35 PM

might try and get along to the Bush Hall too


manitou - 2/18/2013 at 11:37 PM

Marcus Bonfanti was good last night.. Hipodrome is a bit of a weird venue though. Still, sound and lights were pretty good. Marcus has a new CD out in May.


Shavian - 2/19/2013 at 08:40 PM

A couple of dates at the Half Moon, Putney:

Buddy Whittington - 7 April
Terry Reid - 21 May
Stefan Grossman - 20 October (Haven't heard of him for years!)



Shavian - 2/20/2013 at 08:41 PM

Ben Harper & Charlie Musslewhite - Shepherds Bush 16 June


Steve Winwood -

Cambridge 17 June
Brighton 19 June
Shepherds Bush 20 June
Bristol 22 June
Salford 24 June
Margate 30 June


Shavian - 3/5/2013 at 07:08 AM

Larry Carlton is back at the Leicester Square Theatre just a year - almost to the day - after his last show.

My memory is that the playing was all good but the Q & A session sucked all of the momentum out of the show and I expect that the format will be identical this time.




manitou - 3/5/2013 at 08:05 AM

going to do some photos of Robert Cray on Wednesday night at Cadogan Hall. anyone else going?


EnglishDarren - 3/8/2013 at 08:47 PM

Anyone going to see Grace Potter in the UK in the next week or so?


Shavian - 3/8/2013 at 09:09 PM

I will probably go the Bush Hall show on Wed 13/3.



EnglishDarren - 3/11/2013 at 08:30 PM

I am going on sat in Manchester what are the headliners like?


Shavian - 3/12/2013 at 04:30 PM

Looking at some videos, they (Avett Brothers) seem kind of bland which is why I was glad that GP & N are appearing on their own at the Bush Hall.







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manitou - 3/12/2013 at 07:24 PM

Grace is playing solo as suport for the Avett Bros at the Forum.. with her band at the Bush Hall


EnglishDarren - 3/12/2013 at 08:39 PM

quote:
Grace is playing solo as suport for the Avett Bros at the Forum.. with her band at the Bush Hall


I think it's a full band show in Manchester as they have been tweeting about borrowing a Hammond organ


harvey - 3/13/2013 at 07:48 PM

Gregg Allman and John Paul White of the Civil Wars in a Muscle Shoals Evening at the Indigo 2, London - Sat 27 April 2013 at 20:00 ...

Tickets on sale now to O2 mobile phone customers ... general sale on friday ...






[Edited on 3/13/2013 by harvey]


EnglishDarren - 3/13/2013 at 07:51 PM

quote:
Gregg Allman and John Paul White of the Civil Wars in a Muscle Shoals Evening at the Indigo 2, London - Sat 27 April 2013 at 20:00 ...

Tickets on sale now to O2 mobile phone customers ... general sale on friday ...

Oh NO I am in Spain for my nephew's birthday party






[Edited on 3/13/2013 by harvey]


Shavian - 3/13/2013 at 08:33 PM

This is a tie-in with a documentary film about Muscle Shoals showing the same day as part of the Sundance Film Festival.

You can buy a combined ticket for the film and gig for £42 (gig only £29.70). Film showing at 1800 at the O2.







[Edited on 3/13/2013 by Shavian]


harvey - 3/13/2013 at 10:59 PM

3 tickets for both film and concert booked ... Martyn, Mel and myself will be in attendance ... libations and sustenance may be in order beforehand ...


harvey - 3/16/2013 at 09:40 AM

Anybody else planning on going?


Shavian - 3/16/2013 at 11:43 AM

I'd be interested in seeing the film at some point but have no interest in seeing Gregg Allman.









[Edited on 3/16/2013 by Shavian]


harvey - 3/16/2013 at 04:16 PM


manitou - 3/16/2013 at 04:34 PM

blimey Gordon.


Shavian - 3/16/2013 at 04:56 PM

I've never had much interest in GA outside of the ABB. I've got only Laidback and LCB out of his albums. The last time he was at Shepherds Bush, i only got a ticket at the last minute from a tout.

I think he's finished musically and my opinion of him as a person was badly diminished by his book. I've never heard of John Paul White or The Civil Wars, I'm afraid, so it's a "Pass" from me.








Bluenose - 3/16/2013 at 04:56 PM

quote:
I'd be interested in seeing the film at some point but have no interest in seeing Gregg Allman.









[Edited on 3/16/2013 by Shavian]




lol.....

for anyone that was there...how was Gracie?


JimRudge - 3/16/2013 at 05:57 PM

quote:
Anybody else planning on going?


Not this time. I'm hoping it clashes with the Jags title winning celebrations at the last home game!


Shavian - 3/22/2013 at 10:39 AM

JJ Gray & Mofro - The Garage, London - 7 July.

Also Sheffield Greystones 3 July and Bury Met 4 July.





cletus - 3/22/2013 at 06:30 PM

quote:
JJ Gray & Mofro - The Garage, London - 7 July.



Both JJ's and the Garage's websites have this listed as the 5th.


Also playing at the Cornbury Festival on the 6th.


manitou - 3/22/2013 at 07:21 PM

I'll be at JJ Grey!


Shavian - 3/22/2013 at 08:41 PM

quote:
quote:
JJ Gray & Mofro - The Garage, London - 7 July.



Both JJ's and the Garage's websites have this listed as the 5th.


Also playing at the Cornbury Festival on the 6th.


My mistake - 5 July.



Rasc - 3/22/2013 at 11:33 PM

quote:

for anyone that was there...how was Gracie?


It was an excellent show. High energy stuff in the main, which was a releif after the too poppy direction of the last couple of albums. I'd go again.

Will try & make the Northsyde show, giving Gregg a miss though, wasn't bowled over last time. JJ's a definite, doing the Black Crowes next week, possibly Simon McBride the week after.


manitou - 3/23/2013 at 10:54 AM

Simon McBride should be good

http://licklibrary.ceros.com/iguitarmag/issue16/page/1

page 32-33


DerekFromCincinnati - 3/23/2013 at 07:52 PM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/restaurants/9946398/Its-not-haute-c uisine-but-the-Regency-Cafe-has-got-top-London-restaurants-licked.html


claretkid - 3/25/2013 at 08:29 PM

Just a heads up on the Gregg Allman 'show'. I've just received an email from SeeTickets saying they are refunding my money in FULL, as the movie/gig has now become a combination ticket at the reduced price of £22.50 plus booking fee, although it doesn't appear to be quite this price upon re-ordering. Priority tickets are being held over until they revert to general sale. I've re-ordered my ticket online, but the email does say that customer services will contact me should i wish to re-order over the phone.
The disappointing thing though, is the fact that the GA & JPW show will only be a 45 minute performance. Seems Gregg doesn't like performing to the UK fans for too long onstage, after his abrupt ending a couple of years ago at SBE. Ah well, as i say i have booked again, but mainly to see the film.


Shavian - 3/25/2013 at 08:43 PM

I may go for the "knock-down" price of £22.50 + fees.

The lay-out seems to be round tables. Front row tables available but probably crap for viewing the film. Anybody selected a table?


claretkid - 3/25/2013 at 08:52 PM

I've opted for table 4. But i think the film is in a different part of the o2, or at least thats the impression i got when i originally purchased my combination ticket.


claretkid - 3/25/2013 at 08:55 PM

On the Sundance UK website, the page lists two venues, Cineworld and Indigo2.


Shavian - 3/25/2013 at 09:06 PM

Yes, I saw that after I posted!

I'm in.




HtoHe - 4/13/2013 at 03:01 PM

Only two weeks until Northsyde (w/ Jules Fothergill's excellent guitar playing) headline at Cargo in London - 27th April.


hippy69 - 4/15/2013 at 02:40 PM

Thought I'd better let you know that the Snakeoil Rattlers gig on 25th at the Powers Bar has been cancelled. To make up for it we're playing tomorrow (Tuesday) at the 12 Bar if anyone's around. On stage at 8:30pm.


Shavian - 4/18/2013 at 04:53 PM

quote:
Only two weeks until Northsyde (w/ Jules Fothergill's excellent guitar playing) headline at Cargo in London - 27th April.



Is anyone going to the Muscle Shoals/ Gregg Allman extravaganza thinking of going on to this?



harvey - 4/18/2013 at 08:01 PM

quote:
quote:
Only two weeks until Northsyde (w/ Jules Fothergill's excellent guitar playing) headline at Cargo in London - 27th April.



Is anyone going to the Muscle Shoals/ Gregg Allman extravaganza thinking of going on to this?





Don't think we would make it ... Film is from 6 'til 8 then GA concert from 9 'til 10 so it would be getting on for 11pm before we could get to the venue ... plus there is a £15 venue entry surcharge fee if you turn up to Cargo after 9pm ...

Look forward to seeing you again at the O2 however ... we plan to get there about 4:00 to 4:30 so we can grab a bite and a brew beforehand ...


Shavian - 4/18/2013 at 08:29 PM

Hi Colin.

I didn't appreciate that the film was so long. I was thinking the whole shebang would be through by about 8!

I'll aim to be there about 4. Any idea where you will be based? I've got your number anyway.

Look forward to seeing you, Mel and Martyn!



harvey - 4/18/2013 at 11:09 PM

No pre-conceived plan as to where to graze at the O2 Gordon ... I'll give you a call when we arrive and take it from there ...


ABBDutchFan - 4/23/2013 at 06:20 PM

Mott The Hoople will tour the UK in November, playing five shows.

Ian Hunter, Verden Allen, Mick Ralphs and Overend Watts will be joined by Martin Chambers of The Pretenders in place of Dale ‘Buffin’ Griffin, who’s too ill to appear.

It’s the band’s first shows since a set of reunion appearances in London in 2009. It was the first time the original lineup had gathered for 35 years, and as a result, two planned appearances at the Hammersmith Apollo were extended to five, plus a warm-up show in Wales and a charity concert in Scotland.

The following year the band were the subject of a documentary movie, The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople.

Frontman Hunter released his 20th solo album, When I’m President, last September.

Tickets go on sale on Friday.
Mott The Hoople UK tour

Nov 11: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Nov 13: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Nov 16: Newcastle City Hall
Nov 17: Manchester O2 Apollo
Nov 18: London O2


hippy69 - 4/24/2013 at 01:23 PM

quote:

Look forward to seeing you, Mel and Martyn!



I'll be there too! Still looking to offload your Gregg book Gordon?

Just a heads up. Pink is playing on Saturday so the O2 will be pretty packed so you may want to book your parking space if you're driving.


harvey - 4/24/2013 at 05:33 PM

GOV'T MULE
"UNDER THE BRIDGE"
CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND
LONDON
THURSDAY 4TH JULY
TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW


Shavian - 4/24/2013 at 09:13 PM

Same venue and date as last year?

Suits me!



Shavian - 4/24/2013 at 09:15 PM

quote:
quote:

Look forward to seeing you, Mel and Martyn!



I'll be there too! Still looking to offload your Gregg book Gordon?

Just a heads up. Pink is playing on Saturday so the O2 will be pretty packed so you may want to book your parking space if you're driving.




Yes, I'll bring it with me, Barry.

Would you like it signed or unsigned?!




manitou - 4/24/2013 at 10:47 PM

Robben Ford and Tristan Mackay at the Leicester Sq theatre tonight.. some great music. Thought you might be there Gordon??


manitou - 4/24/2013 at 10:49 PM

Larry Miller and Mitch Laddie at the Borderline on Friday if anyone's around....


Shavian - 4/24/2013 at 10:53 PM

I saw Robben Ford at the Mean Fiddler back in '06, Al.

I wasn't that impressed, to be honest. Probably better as a sideman, I thought.




Shavian - 4/25/2013 at 07:49 AM

I see that Taj Mahal is also on at Under The Bridge, on 29 July.



harvey - 4/25/2013 at 10:11 AM

quote:
GOV'T MULE
"UNDER THE BRIDGE"
CHELSEA FOOTBALL GROUND
LONDON
THURSDAY 4TH JULY
TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW


Just got tickets ... they are currently on sale with "ticketweb" (Ents24) if anyone is interested ...


JimRudge - 4/26/2013 at 08:33 PM

Bollocks......midweek London gigs aren't very practical for me now. Need to give this one some thought!


harvey - 4/26/2013 at 11:17 PM

quote:
Bollocks......midweek London gigs aren't very practical for me now. Need to give this one some thought!


Alan is coming down from Edinburgh for this Jim ... don't know if he is overnighting in London but if he is you could potentially stay with him and just take the Friday off work ???

Hope the new job is going well ...


Shavian - 4/28/2013 at 09:38 AM

Grand day out at the O2 to watch "Freddy" Camalier's excellent film about Muscle Shoals and to catch a glimpse of Gregg singing five songs afterwards.

The film told me so much I never knew about the goings on in Muscle Shoals beween Rick Hall, Jerry Wexler and The Swampers. The talking heads' anecdotes were totally interesting and cast new light on things (apart from the story about Duane's injured elbow, the Taj Mahal album and Coricidin bottle - still sounds a bit contrived to me!).

The soundtrack was great, helped by a mighty PA system.

The gig afterwards was fine: John Paul White of The Civil Wars opened with a mixed bag of songs from the film, his own songs and a Whippin' Post. I thought he was rather good.

Gregg was fine - he ran through Midnight Rider, Dark End of the Street, These Days, Can't Be Satisfied and Melissa. Bizarrely, he seemed to be dressed as a Park Ranger!

He said he is "doing his level best" to get the ABB over to Europe, but has also said that he has stacks of new songs written and that he believes in the Tooth Fairy...

Great to see so many of the UK Peach Corps - it's been a while!


PS The concourse of the O2 arena reminded me of the street scenes from Total Recall - all it lacked it was the three-titted hooker! Quite bizarre.




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harvey - 4/28/2013 at 11:17 AM

Ha ha ... I know what you mean Gordon ... that place is like a different planet ... but the "Indogo2" venue is still a great place for a gig ... very intimate and an excellent sound system ...

As you said ... great to meet up with some of the uk peach-heads ... it has been a while ... see you at the Mule in July!


Shavian - 4/28/2013 at 12:53 PM

The Indigo2 is a great venue and much underused by decent bands.

Perhaps it is pricey to rent but you look at the schedule and it's full of mid-level Dance music acts and "sickly sweet" soul singers (yes, even The Stylistics!).







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harvey - 4/28/2013 at 02:03 PM

It would be a great venue for the Tedeschi Trucks Band ...


claretkid - 4/28/2013 at 02:53 PM

I really enjoyed the Muscle Shoals film, and would happily have taken a packed lunch to view another two hours worth.
Enjoyed the gig, even though it was far too short, as we knew it would be. JPW was hardly accomplished on the guitar, but possessed a decent voice, and the highlight for me was his version of Whipping Post. Gregg looked a little awkward at times, but sounded ok (for Gregg). To me it looked like he'd come straight from his day job at Asda, decked out in a quite awful shirt. Disappointed they didn't give us even a one song encore, but never mind.
Good chatting with you Shavian before the gig, and a brief chat with a few others off this board. As for the ABB playing the UK, i think there's more chance of Lester Piggott riding Shergar to Grand National victory next year!
Oh and Gordon, Bob Seger's 'Main Street' is ok but nothing more, sounded better in the film.


peach-head - 4/28/2013 at 06:37 PM

Anyone know of any decent hotels near to the Venue?


alans - 4/28/2013 at 07:22 PM

Alan is coming down from Edinburgh for this Jim ... don't know if he is overnighting in London but if he is you could potentially stay with him and just take the Friday off work ???
---------

Anyone know of any decent hotels near to the Venue?

I'd be delighted if you wanted to doss down with me Jim and congratulations on that championship and promotion


JimRudge - 4/29/2013 at 07:41 AM

Anyone know of any decent hotels near to the Venue?

I'd be delighted if you wanted to doss down with me Jim and congratulations on that championship and promotion




Cheers, Alan, just had a stoatin' weekend up for the celebrations!

Really going to be struggling to make this . Although the job's great and I'm loving it, the dosh ain't that good and Karen's not working. Got most of my leave for the year booked out already and with becoming a grandad in June, and April's house behind schedule, need to keep some for emergencies.

So if anything, it'll be a mad dash after work to Osterly and subway in from there and back same evening, so not even a beer!


harvey - 4/29/2013 at 07:45 AM


JimRudge - 4/29/2013 at 07:53 AM

**** it.... see y'all at Mule on 4th July. I'll get there somehow - ticket bought!


alans - 4/29/2013 at 09:58 AM

Be good to see you anyway mate


peach-head - 4/29/2013 at 11:34 AM

Ticket booked, hotel booked (Lily Hotel), just got to sort out the time off work.


harvey - 4/29/2013 at 01:53 PM

OK ... I feel a UK peach head party coming on ...

so far we have Colin / Martyn / Mel / Barry / Gordon / Alan / Jim / Mike ...

any more for any more?

Lloyds No1 Bar @ Fulham Broadway Station like last year?


peach-head - 4/29/2013 at 03:38 PM

Sounds good to me Colin. I am booked into the Lily Hotel on Lillie Road. This was the nearest and cheapest hotel I could find. If anyone knows of any closer and of a similar price let me know.


harvey - 4/29/2013 at 04:08 PM

That is only about half a mile from the venue Mike, so not too far to walk ... and cheap hotels in Chelsea are very few and far between ...

Alan Sinclair ("alans") is coming down from Edinburgh and wants to stay the night ... maybe you could share a room and half the cost ???


manitou - 4/29/2013 at 10:05 PM

Nice photo Harvey!
Moray and I will hopefully be at Mule.. Im working on it now


manitou - 4/30/2013 at 11:36 AM

Short notice.. but Larry McCray is playing at the Blues Kitchen tonight... and its Free to get in. Moray and I will be there (trying not to get in a fight.. dont ask )


claretkid - 4/30/2013 at 07:01 PM

I'm skint, but am in for the Mule gig with 3 others. That and JJ Grey & Mofro the night before in Sheffield.


manitou - 5/1/2013 at 03:37 PM

Larry McCray played the Blues kitchen last night.. a FREE gig. great stuff


manitou - 5/7/2013 at 07:11 PM

Ian Siegal and the Dickinson boys tomorrow night at the Garage???... Moray and I will be there


manitou - 5/7/2013 at 07:13 PM

The Elgin pub in Nottinghill Gate on Thursday.. the excellent Scott McKeon and his band are playing. Jon Allen guesting. FREE gig .. Moray and I will be there


manitou - 5/7/2013 at 07:14 PM

Joanne Shaw Taylor is recording a DVD of her rippin' it up on the guitar at he Borderline on Sunday... Moray and I will be there


scotiadave - 5/8/2013 at 08:49 AM


I'm in !


quote:
OK ... I feel a UK peach head party coming on ...

so far we have Colin / Martyn / Mel / Barry / Gordon / Alan / Jim / Mike ...

any more for any more?

Lloyds No1 Bar @ Fulham Broadway Station like last year?


JimRudge - 5/8/2013 at 03:31 PM

quote:
OK ... I feel a UK peach head party coming on ...

so far we have Colin / Martyn / Mel / Barry / Gordon / Alan / Jim / Mike ...

any more for any more?

Lloyds No1 Bar @ Fulham Broadway Station like last year?


Trying to figure out if I'd make it back to Paddington for the last (11:30) train. They finished bang on 11pm if I remember correctly?


EnglishDarren - 5/10/2013 at 11:22 PM

quote:
quote:
OK ... I feel a UK peach head party coming on ...

so far we have Colin / Martyn / Mel / Barry / Gordon / Alan / Jim / Mike ...

any more for any more?

Lloyds No1 Bar @ Fulham Broadway Station like last year?


Trying to figure out if I'd make it back to Paddington for the last (11:30) train. They finished bang on 11pm if I remember correctly?


A bit skint at the moment but should be there.


manitou - 5/13/2013 at 09:10 PM

Went to see Joanne Shaw Taylor at the Borderline. She and her band were filming a DVD. She can really play that Les Paul!



manitou - 6/1/2013 at 03:40 PM

Hey guys, if you ever get the chance to see these guys dont miss them! Southern rock/country Soul.. New album out soon. Going to see them tonight, should be a cracker!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcVT9YwHP6s&feature=player_embedded



JimRudge - 6/11/2013 at 09:13 PM

The gig I've been praying for ever since the reunion was announced last year -

Graham Parker and The Rumour

22 October - O2 Academy Leeds
23 October - O2 ABC Glasgow
25 October - O2 Academy Bristol (yeehah!)
26 October - O2 Empire, Shepherds Bush


JimRudge - 6/18/2013 at 06:51 PM

Anyone else still awaiting their Mule ticket for London?


Shavian - 6/18/2013 at 09:31 PM

Got mine weeks ago, Jim.



JimRudge - 6/28/2013 at 05:28 PM

quote:
OK ... I feel a UK peach head party coming on ...

so far we have Colin / Martyn / Mel / Barry / Gordon / Alan / Jim / Mike ...

any more for any more?

Lloyds No1 Bar @ Fulham Broadway Station like last year?


Just thought I'd bump this as a reminder. To those that weren't there last year, the bar is upstairs in a smallish shopping mall. What time is everyone getting there for?

Sitting here on hold (19 mins so far!) chasing up the non-arrival of my tickets.


alans - 6/28/2013 at 08:28 PM

Sorry to say I won't make it after all, I've been taking tablets to lower my cholesterol which they did but they also weakened my muscles to such an extent that I'm struggling to walk more than a few yards without suffering extreme pain and I reluctantly decided not to make the trip. My doc has stopped the medication and says my muscles should mostly recover but not in time for next week. Have a great time guys and next time I should be able make it


Shavian - 6/28/2013 at 11:06 PM

Sorry to hear that, Alan.

Hope you're back on form soon.


harvey - 6/28/2013 at 11:36 PM

quote:


Sorry to hear that, Alan.

Hope you're back on form soon.




Ditto Alan ... was looking forward to seeing you again ... been a while ... hope you recover quickly mate ... all the best ...


harvey - 6/28/2013 at 11:37 PM

Martyn and I will be in the boozer 4:30 to 5:00 ish ... see y'all soon ...


peach-head - 6/29/2013 at 06:45 PM

quote:
Martyn and I will be in the boozer 4:30 to 5:00 ish ... see y'all soon ...


Is that still Lloyds No1 Bar we are meeting in Harvey. Sorry to hear you won't be making the trip this year Alan, get well soon mate.



alans - 6/29/2013 at 07:30 PM

Sorry to hear you won't be making the trip this year Alan, get well soon mate

Not that big a deal guys thanks for the good wishes. The annoying thing is you take what doctors give you in good faith and it wasn't until I started having joint pain and Alison ( God bless her ) did some internet research that we figured out it could be the Cholesterol lowering drug called simvistatin that was responsible. I went back to the doctor and reported her findings to him and he took me off them straight away


JimRudge - 6/29/2013 at 07:53 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear you won't be making the trip this year Alan, get well soon mate

Not that big a deal guys thanks for the good wishes. The annoying thing is you take what doctors give you in good faith and it wasn't until I started having joint pain and Alison ( God bless her ) did some internet research that we figured out it could be the Cholesterol lowering drug called simvistatin that was responsible. I went back to the doctor and reported her findings to him and he took me off them straight away


Glad it's not that serious Al. But shame you're not able to make it down. Been too long, mate!

Will be leaving Brizzle at around 3ish, so hope to be at Lloyds by 5:30ish.

[Edited on 29/6/2013 by JimRudge]


peach-head - 6/30/2013 at 11:56 AM

My train only gets into Euston at 3, so half an hour on the tube, dump my bag at the hotel and should be at the boozer for 4.30-5.00.


harvey - 6/30/2013 at 02:54 PM

quote:
quote:
Martyn and I will be in the boozer 4:30 to 5:00 ish ... see y'all soon ...


Is that still Lloyds No1 Bar we are meeting in Harvey.



Yes Mike - upstairs just inside the entrance to Fulham Broadway Underground Station.

It will be a mixed night for me as I go in for cataract surgery the following day ...


manitou - 7/1/2013 at 07:28 AM

Hope to be in the queue.. still awaiting confirmation of a photo pass.. fingers crossed.
Deffo in for JJ Grey & Mofro the following night at the Garage though :-)


manitou - 7/1/2013 at 12:29 PM

Just heard Moray and I are on the guest list for Mule !(still awaiting photo pass news though) see you guys there


Shavian - 7/1/2013 at 01:21 PM

Rub it in, why don't you?!



manitou - 7/1/2013 at 01:27 PM

You not going Gordon?


Shavian - 7/1/2013 at 03:04 PM

Yes, I'm going....but I'm paying my way in!



manitou - 7/1/2013 at 04:00 PM

Ah.. I see.. well if you get there before me.. save me a space down the front and I'll buy you a pint!


harvey - 7/1/2013 at 04:18 PM

quote:
Ah.. I see.. well if you get there before me.. save me a space down the front and I'll buy you a pint!


At £4 a bottle = £8 a pint, that is a very generous offer!!!


hippy69 - 7/1/2013 at 05:23 PM

quote:
My train only gets into Euston at 3, so half an hour on the tube, dump my bag at the hotel and should be at the boozer for 4.30-5.00.


Am I the only one with a job??!!


hippy69 - 7/1/2013 at 05:32 PM

quote:
quote:
Ah.. I see.. well if you get there before me.. save me a space down the front and I'll buy you a pint!


At £4 a bottle = £8 a pint, that is a very generous offer!!!


Don't do it mate. Colin will only drink half of it and then say something about being rich.


harvey - 7/1/2013 at 05:46 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Ah.. I see.. well if you get there before me.. save me a space down the front and I'll buy you a pint!


At £4 a bottle = £8 a pint, that is a very generous offer!!!


Don't do it mate. Colin will only drink half of it and then say something about being rich.


Not with the interest rates down to 2% or so ... not good news for the pension fund ... right now I will drink it all and claim poverty mate! ...


claretkid - 7/2/2013 at 05:26 PM

I'll be at the Mule gig, but my train doesn't pull into St Pancras until around 5:15. I hope to have a few pre show drinks in Lloyds No1, probably be in there around 6:30ish.

JJ Grey & Mofro tomorrow night in Sheffield, looking forward to both, but this one edges it. 8 years since i last saw them.


manitou - 7/2/2013 at 06:58 PM

Right confirmed.. see you guys in there.. should be a cracker!


scotiadave - 7/3/2013 at 10:50 AM



I have a spare if anyone is in need ?


peach-head - 7/3/2013 at 06:37 PM

quote:
quote:
My train only gets into Euston at 3, so half an hour on the tube, dump my bag at the hotel and should be at the boozer for 4.30-5.00.


Am I the only one with a job??!!


No, I have a job, I just blagged a days holiday and one of my days off.


Shavian - 7/3/2013 at 09:29 PM

Free lunchtime jazz concert in the Cadogan Hall, Royal Academy summer exhibition, few drinks, Mule in evening.

Retirement has its moments!!


manitou - 7/10/2013 at 06:42 PM

Went to see the Grainne Duffy Band last night . Seen them a few times, really good stuff twin guitars and a healthy dose of southern rock.. check them out if they play near you!



manitou - 7/10/2013 at 06:45 PM

Grainne Duffy Band


Shavian - 7/16/2013 at 03:56 PM

BLUESFEST 2013

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 19 July

The Royal Albert Hall will host its first full-scale music festival of its kind this autumn when BluesFest 2013 takes over the building.

The festival will run from 29 October – 1 November and will feature some of music’s leading names including Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Chris Rea and Van Morrison celebrating music inspired by the blues.

BluesFest, now in its third year, will take over the entire Hall in a full festival format for the first time ever. During the day Daytime Stroller tickets will be sold, granting access to four rooms outside of the main auditorium, including the Elgar Room. These spaces will host a variety of one-off intimate sessions featuring blues & soul-inspired acts such as James Hunter, Marcus Bonfanti, Georgie Fame, Huey Morgan and Dr Feelgood, as well as question & answer sessions, tuition from top musicians, and much more.

Two auditorium concerts will be held each evening, featuring the headliners listed below. BluesFest will be the only opportunity for visitors to see the Royal Albert Hall host an event in this way.

Programme
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER

Auditorium, 11pm: Bobby Womack
Auditorium, 7pm: Tedeschi Trucks Band • Mavis Staples & her Band
Daytime Stroller: Ray Gelato Giants • Oli Brown Band • Matt Schofield Band • Smoove & Turrell • Nate James (Basement Bar - 14:00-15:00 Oli Brown Band, 15:15-16:15 Matt Schofield Band)


WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER

Auditorium, 10:30pm: Gregory Porter and his Band
Auditorium, 7:30pm: Van Morrison
Daytime Stroller: James Hunter Six • Dr Feelgood • Marcus Bonfanti Band • Jo Harman • Natalie Williams • Liane Carroll


THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER

Auditorium, 10:30pm: Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters
Auditorium, 7:30pm: Chris Rea
Daytime Stroller: Royal Southern Brotherhood • Georgie Fame • Ian Seigal • Ben Poole • World Party (Elgar Room - 14:00-15:00 Royal Southern Brotherhood, 15:30-16:30 Georgie Fame, Basement Bar - 14:00-15:00 Ian Seigal Band)


FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Auditorium, 10:30pm: TBA
Auditorium, 7:30pm: All Star Tribute to Bobby Bland
Daytime Stroller: Huey Morgan & The New Yorkers • Cerys Matthews • Nell Brydon • The Motives feat. Matt Taylor • Jess Roberts

Tickets
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 19 July and start from £30 for headlines shows. Daytime Stroller tickets are sold separately and are available for £10 per person. Booking fees apply except to personal callers to the Box Office.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------

I'm no fan of the RAH. I hope the tickets are priced reasonably, or there could be a lot of empty seats (including mine!).

The Daytime Strollers sound like a steal!




[Edited on 7/16/2013 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 7/16/2013 at 06:17 PM

quote:
BLUESFEST 2013

opportunity for visitors to see the Royal Albert Hall host an event in this way.

Programme
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER

Auditorium, 7pm: Tedeschi Trucks Band • Mavis Staples & her Band
Daytime Stroller: Ray Gelato Giants • Oli Brown Band • Matt Schofield Band • Smoove & Turrell • Nate James (Basement Bar - 14:00-15:00 Oli Brown Band, 15:15-16:15 Matt Schofield Band)

I'm no fan of the RAH. I hope the tickets are priced reasonably, or there could be a lot of empty seats (including mine!).

The Daytime Strollers sound like a steal!




The 29th could be quite a good day of music, plus I'm guaranteed to be able to get the last train without too much of a rush. As Gordon says, it's all down to the price for me too and the thought of Mavis singing with TTB (can't see that not happening) would be awesome, and break the (IMHO) monotiny of ST's voice.

Trouble is I'm skint and a day off and train tix, concert tix, food, beers, could be too much at the moment.

Edit: Headline Acts start at £30, but..... I've had a look at the price range on the RAH site and a Turkish Singer Sezen Asku start at £30 and then its up to £90 with the arena being £75. Count me out if it's these sorts of prices. £10 bargain for the stroller tix, though, but does it mean I need to hire one?

What's the name of that pub in the mews, Colin?

O2 presale starts Weds 9:00am

[Edited on 16/7/2013 by JimRudge]


Shavian - 7/16/2013 at 07:08 PM

Ticketmaster is showing ticket price range from £34 - £135!!

I really do NOT like the RAH!



JimRudge - 7/16/2013 at 07:39 PM

quote:
Ticketmaster is showing ticket price range from £34 - £135!!

I really do NOT like the RAH!





That's just stupid pricing. Wouldn't pay £135 for any single concert ticket. Going to be one very empty RAH!


manitou - 7/17/2013 at 09:25 AM

moray and I were invited to a Bluesfest launch party last week where everything was to be announced.
At the last minute (the day before!) the "launch party" was cancelled!.. sounds like the organisation is a shambles and I agree the RAH is a terrible place to have such an event.Sounds like someone is trying to make big bucks out of this but I reckon it could be a bit empty... (another reason for TTB not to bother coming back to the UK) I'm going ot the box office on Friday to try and get TTB tickets.. cant afford to pay silly money either. The £10 stroller tickets sound good though.


JimRudge - 7/17/2013 at 09:41 AM

Certainly not going. They really are taking the piss. If the committed fans (ie us) are put off by the prices, what hope is there of selling to anyone else? I wonder if the band know about the ticket prices?

ARENA F
£50.75 - £135.00
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)
£135.00 (£125.00 Ticket + £10.00 Fees)

ARENA A
£50.75 - £135.00
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)
£135.00 (£125.00 Ticket + £10.00 Fees)

SECOND TIER BOX
£61.00
£61.00 (£55.00 Ticket + £6.00 Fees)

LOGGIA BOX
£61.00
£61.00 (£55.00 Ticket + £6.00 Fees)

GRAND TIER BOX
£61.00
£61.00 (£55.00 Ticket + £6.00 Fees)

STALLS
£50.75
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)

ARENA E
£50.75
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)

ARENA D
£50.75
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)

ARENA C
£50.75
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)

ARENA B
£50.75
£50.75 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.75 Fees)

CIRCLE
£34.00 - £45.25
£34.00 (£30.00 Ticket + £4.00 Fees)
£45.25 (£40.00 Ticket + £5.25 Fees)

WEST CHOIR
£40.25
£40.25 (£35.00 Ticket + £5.25 Fees)

EAST CHOIR
£40.25
£40.25 (£35.00 Ticket + £5.25 Fees)
Prices subject to change

[Edited on 17/7/2013 by JimRudge]


scotiadave - 7/17/2013 at 11:03 AM



I agree ............... nah


harvey - 7/17/2013 at 11:16 AM

Not for me either ... truth be told I actually preferred dTb to TTB ... but even so if they had been playing Shepherd's Bush at £25 as usual I would have gone to see them again ...

I paid £50 to be in Row 6 for Bonnie Raitt at the RAH last month ... but this morning I was quoted £135 for Row 3 to see TTB or £51 for rear arena / stalls ... not happy with either of those ... much as I love Derek I will have to pass this time ...


manitou - 7/17/2013 at 12:11 PM

This is crazy... As soon as I heard RAH.. I knew it would be mega bucks for tickets


Shavian - 7/17/2013 at 04:00 PM

Ludicrous format at ridiculous prices in a crap venue.

I'm going to fill my boots with Daily Stroller tickets instead (unless the whole thing is cancelled).












JimRudge - 7/18/2013 at 08:04 PM

Think folk are starting to rebel a bit against these sort of prices. I've just had a letter from the Colston Hall (Bristol) telling me how wonderful CS&N are and hurry along to buy tickets. They've been on sale for a good couple of months and the £75 top price is, I would suggest, proving a step too far for many. It only holds around 1800 I think and others like the Doobies, Ray Lamontagne, Counting Crows, Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey have all played to sell-out crowds with what I think is a realistic top price of around £35-£45 for this venue. Lamontagne was a very reasonable £19.


manitou - 7/18/2013 at 08:56 PM

Seems weird that TTB would come all the way over to the UK for one gig.. anyone heard anything? Ive looked at a few venue sites but cant see anything


JimRudge - 7/18/2013 at 09:45 PM

quote:
Seems weird that TTB would come all the way over to the UK for one gig.. anyone heard anything? Ive looked at a few venue sites but cant see anything


Oct 25th they're in Kentucky, Rip-Aff Hall Oct 29th and November 1st in North Carolina, so would certainly seem like a one-aff.


Shavian - 7/18/2013 at 10:45 PM

I haven't been to the RAH since I saw Joe Bonamassa four years ago.

That was a joke with a horn section and guest - Paul Jones - who were inaudible. It would take a lot to entice me back and these prices don't do it for me.

Buy North Mississippi Allstars at the 100 Club instead (23 October, £16.50 + booking fee).



EnglishDarren - 7/19/2013 at 08:34 AM

Tickets for TTB at the RAH in the stalls booked £47.90 each block H.Look pretty good seats.Though did spend 30 mins on the phone waiting.


Shavian - 7/19/2013 at 09:10 AM

Hi Darren! I hope you are keeping well.

£44.80 got me two Daytime Stroller tickets for each of the 29th (Oli Brown, Matt Schofield) and 31st (Royal Southern Brotherhood, Georgie Fame).

That works for me!




EnglishDarren - 7/19/2013 at 10:37 AM

quote:
Hi Darren! I hope you are keeping well.

£44.80 got me two Daytime Stroller tickets for each of the 29th (Oli Brown, Matt Schofield) and 31st (Royal Southern Brotherhood, Georgie Fame).

That works for me!

Yes things going well and you?





manitou - 7/19/2013 at 01:26 PM

The daytime stroller tickets look good.. think i might get a couple of those.


Shavian - 7/19/2013 at 02:16 PM

Ealing Blues Festival this weekend, Al?



manitou - 7/19/2013 at 06:51 PM

Ealing Blues.. yes Moray and I will be there..see you?


slidejules - 7/20/2013 at 07:24 AM

See you there :-)

£8 for two days, 70s throwback bargain!!!!!


hippy69 - 7/31/2013 at 04:33 PM

It you fancy some music with some nice food and music, my band The Snakeoil Rattlers will be playing at Big Red in Holloway on Friday 2nd August for a show with good mates and Southern rockers Medicine Hat. It's Free entry, so no pension problems, and there's going to be a special Southern cocktail and shots menu. Plus BBQ, gumbo and alligator tacos. Expect the show to start at 8pm. Won't be a late one so no problems with the last tube.


peach-head - 8/3/2013 at 02:47 PM

Andy Fraser is playing Bolton tonight. I will be there along with a couple of friends to se one of the greatest bass players out there.


Shavian - 8/4/2013 at 08:11 AM

How was Andy Fraser?

Just listening to some Mr Big live. For a very brief period - 1969-71 - Free were probably the most exciting British Blues band around.

I never saw them live. In fact, I see that their only Glasgow Apollo performance was in 1972 ("The Free" - 40p admission - 7 song set!) by which time they were living on borrowed time (literally, in Kossoff's case).

Anyone see them live? I bet Manitou did!


peach-head - 8/4/2013 at 12:55 PM

The Andy Fraser Band where excellent last night. The venue just outside Bolton in a little village called Bromley Cross was a small pub with a larger room off to the side with a little stage at one end. Malcolm Bruce, son of Jack was supporting, he played a nice 40 minute acoustic set with his daughter appearing for the last 2 songs.

The AFB came onstage at 10.15 and finished at 11.45, they went straight into All Right Now, probably played first to stop the crowd shouting for it all night I suppose. He had a young guy called Tobi playing guitar and singing, and semi-legendary Chris Spedding on lead guitar. I only caught the drummers first name which was Chris. As well as the aformentioned track they also played The Stealer, Little Bit Of Love and Mr. Big. They played 2 John Mayer songs, and the rest of the set was made up of songs recorded by Tobi himself.

Andy himself looked to be fit and healthy and was laughing and joking with the crowd in between songs.

Overall I really enjoyed the show and it was nice to get up close and personal with one of my all time favourites for the first time.


Shavian - 8/4/2013 at 01:45 PM

Sounds good!

Andy must be relatively young - he was only 16 or 17 when Free were at their peak. Makes it even more creditable how well he played.

I would have said that he didn't play on the record of Little Bit Of Love. I thought that was in the Tetsu phase. May be wrong though.

As for "Tobi" - wasn't Toby the name of AF's post-Free band?!


peach-head - 8/4/2013 at 02:44 PM

He wa 61 at the beginning of last month. He did actually play on Little Bit Of Love, taken form hs last album with Free, Free At Last, they went on to record Heartbreaker with Testu. And you are correct about one of his post-Free bands being called TOBY. This Tobi is a very talented young guy, about 19 years old who Andy discovered and gave him a helping hand onto the musical path he now finds himself on.


Shavian - 8/4/2013 at 04:01 PM

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3LfJxvNzA


Shavian - 8/22/2013 at 04:36 PM

I weakened and got a "cheap" Circle ticket for TTB at the RAH.

I'm going to be there for the matinee anyway. By the way, I see that Oli Brown has been dropped - I hope the replacement is decent.

I was AMAZED at how few seats are left unsold! It will be a sell-out for sure. TTB - or Mavis Staples - must be more popular than we thought.






EnglishDarren - 9/20/2013 at 10:42 AM

Bill Nelson Hepworth Gallery Wakefield Tonight


harvey - 9/21/2013 at 12:57 PM

Anyone going to "Under The Bridge" at Chelsea on Wednesday to see Royal Southern Brotherhood?

I will be there, along with Martyn, Mel and their friend Pete ...

> Lloyds Bar @ Fulham Broadway for pre-show drinks about 5pm ???




.

[Edited on 9/22/2013 by harvey]


peach-head - 9/21/2013 at 01:29 PM

I would love to be there with you guys on Wednesday. Unfortunately they are not playing anywhere near my hometown on this tour so will be gutted not to see them this time around. Got Joe Bonamassa tonight (Sat) at the cavernous M.E.N in Manchester, or to give it its new name, the PHONES 4 U Arena. Whatever its called its still a lifeless hole in the ground with sh*t acoustics.


Shavian - 9/22/2013 at 10:19 AM

Me - I thought I was the only one going!

See you at the pub. I'll even buy you a drink as it's my birthday on Thursday!!!



harvey - 9/22/2013 at 11:02 AM


geordielad - 9/22/2013 at 12:02 PM

Cracking show by R.S.B. in Newcastle last night! Full house at the admittedly small Cluny which was good to see. The band didn't seem exactly enthused to be there but warmed up a bit as the gig went on. I see they're back in November for the Carlisle Blues Festival, on the Sunday unfortunately.


EnglishDarren - 9/23/2013 at 06:51 AM

Has anyone received their TTB tickets for the RAH yet?


Shavian - 9/23/2013 at 01:16 PM

Nope.


tuco74 - 9/23/2013 at 01:27 PM

I'm seeing North Mississippi Allstars in Manchester at the end of October, really looking forward to this one.

World Boogie Is Coming!


harvey - 9/24/2013 at 02:39 PM

Just got an email with timings for tomorrow night at Chelsea .....

7:00 Doors Open

8:00 Samantha Fish

9:00 Royal Southern Brotherhood

Didn't realise there was a support artist (one is not mentioned on the tickets) but Samantha Fish is pretty good ..... and she's pretty pretty too .....

See y'all tomorrow .....


manitou - 9/24/2013 at 10:30 PM

Wish i could go, family admi. Have to see them at the Blues Fest... and No I havent had my TTB tickets yet.


claretkid - 9/28/2013 at 11:02 AM

Made the effort to catch Royal Southern Brotherhood last night at The Flowerpot in Derby, and glad i did. Can't say i'm particularly impressed with their debut album, musically they are very accomplished, but the actual tunes are dull standard blues-rock fare. However, i caught Devon Allman's Honeytribe a few years back and was impressed, so thought i'd better give them a chance. The gig was basically at the back of a pub, with a maximum capacity of 250, i'd say there was about 175 in attendance, which was busier than i had expected, and didn't look sparse. The first twenty minutes or so bored me a bit to be honest, Moonlight Over Mississippi was decent as was Neville's Magic Honey (?). Whilst i was enjoying the night, it was a touch plodding. Then Mike Zito started the intro to Fire On The Mountain, and i was hoping it would really go somehere...fifteen or so minutes later, the band were greeted by the loudest of cheers, their version was absolutely phenomenal, i told my friends it was as close to the ABB as you are gonna get without going to the Beacon, just a really great performance. Really good gig afterwards, i still think their own stuff is a bit bland, but they really played well last night. Devon said it was easily the best crowd they had played to on this tour, and i know they all say that, but i think he genuinely meant it this time.

Catch them if they have any dates left to play in the UK.


claretkid - 9/28/2013 at 11:05 AM

Grandmothers Of Invention date at Under The Bridge in November, has been re-scheduled for 1st March next year, due to 'unforseen circumstances'.


ABBDutchFan - 11/23/2013 at 09:30 AM

This topic was pushed back to page 20. Not much action going on in the UK?

This might be of interest to jamband fans: moe.

moe. will tour Europe in april + returns to German Herzberg Festival in summer 2014

APR 08 The Garage London, ENGLAND
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD

14+ Under 16 with an adult

door time 7pm


manitou - 11/23/2013 at 10:13 AM

Will definitely get tickets for Moe, saw them in London last time they came... dont think they sold many tickets. Strange how so many of my friends who like the same music as me havent even heard of Moe..I shall be there in April!


Shavian - 11/23/2013 at 04:37 PM

Me too!

I recently got an online survey from Under The Bridge, one question being "Which three acts would you like to see at UTB?"

Moe was my # 1 nomination!


manitou - 11/23/2013 at 11:05 PM

Moe at Under the Bridge would be cool.. thyeve got nice lights there too :-)


JimRudge - 12/3/2013 at 10:03 PM

Going on presale to O2 customers tomorrow 9am (general sale Friday)

Manchester O2 Academy 12 May
London Shepherds Bush Empire 13 May

Other dates - Dublin 10 May, Glasgow11 May, Amsterdam 15 May, Antwerp 16 May.

Another Tuesday London gig. Need to chose Moe. or DBT? At this "Moement" leaning towards the former as I haven't seen them, but seen Truckers three times.


manitou - 12/4/2013 at 02:43 PM

Yeah lets all go to Moe.. show them some love!


ABBDutchFan - 12/4/2013 at 06:46 PM

I saw moe. for the first time this summer and really liked what i heard. Great guitar work and extended jamming. They return to the same festival in 2014 (Burg Herzberg Festival in Germany) for both an electric and an accoustic show so i'm already looking forward to seeing them again.


JimRudge - 1/6/2014 at 10:17 PM

One off my all-time faves Garland Jeffreys is hitting the UK in March. After being a fan of this criminally-ignored great songwriter since his '79 album "American Boy and Girl", I finally got to see him at The Jazz Cafe in October 2012, and it was worth the wait. At 70 he can still put on a great performance. And into the bargain he's playing St Bon's in Bristol and only £14 a ticket.

3.2 Cluny-2 Newcastle-On-Tyne UK

3.6 The Musician Leicester UK

3.7 The Green Hotel Kinross Scotland

3.8 St Bonaventure Social Club Bristol UK


ABBDutchFan - 1/6/2014 at 10:31 PM

quote:
One off my all-time faves Garland Jeffreys is hitting the UK in March. After being a fan of this criminally-ignored great songwriter since his '79 album "American Boy and Girl", I finally got to see him at The Jazz Cafe in October 2012, and it was worth the wait. At 70 he can still put on a great performance. And into the bargain he's playing St Bon's in Bristol and only £14 a ticket.

3.2 Cluny-2 Newcastle-On-Tyne UK

3.6 The Musician Leicester UK

3.7 The Green Hotel Kinross Scotland

3.8 St Bonaventure Social Club Bristol UK


I saw him last summer at the Burg Herzberg Festival and i was very impressed by his high energy and passionate performance especially since he's 70 years old. He jumped from one speaker on the next one and almost fell from the stage twice out of sheer enthousiasm. See pics. Went into the audience as well. He also clearly enjoyed his performance a lot and played 3 encores! I really dig his previous studio release "The King Of In-Between" but i haven't heard "Truth Serum" yet.













Shavian - 1/9/2014 at 10:11 AM

I don't know if they have been posted elsewhere but I see some TTB European dates have been announced:

23 Apr - Cologne E-Werk
25 Apr - Munich Tonhalle
26 Apr - Berlin Huxleys Neu Welt
28 Apr - Paris L'Olympia
30 Apr - Brussels Ancienne Belgique
02 May - Ospel, NL - Moulin Blues Festival
03 May - Groningen - de Oosteroort


Support at Cologne, Munich and Berlin is JJ Grey & Mofro. At Paris, Brussels and Groningen it is Johnny Lang.

JJ Grey is also playing

28 Apr - Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
29 Apr - Colossaal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
30 Apr - Lagerhaus, Bremen, Germany
01 May - Piano, Dortmund, Germany
02 May - Bluegarage, Isernhagen, Germany





[Edited on 1/9/2014 by Shavian]


ABBDutchFan - 1/12/2014 at 11:06 AM

quote:
I don't know if they have been posted elsewhere but I see some TTB European dates have been announced:

23 Apr - Cologne E-Werk
25 Apr - Munich Tonhalle
26 Apr - Berlin Huxleys Neu Welt
28 Apr - Paris L'Olympia
30 Apr - Brussels Ancienne Belgique
02 May - Ospel, NL - Moulin Blues Festival
03 May - Groningen - de Oosteroort


Support at Cologne, Munich and Berlin is JJ Grey & Mofro. At Paris, Brussels and Groningen it is Johnny Lang.

JJ Grey is also playing

28 Apr - Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
29 Apr - Colossaal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
30 Apr - Lagerhaus, Bremen, Germany
01 May - Piano, Dortmund, Germany
02 May - Bluegarage, Isernhagen, Germany


[Edited on 1/9/2014 by Shavian]


I'm going to:
30 Apr - Brussels Ancienne Belgique
02 May - Ospel, NL - Moulin Blues Festival
Both with Jonny Lang. Wish i could have seen them at least once with JJ Grey which i like a lot more than JL.


manitou - 1/12/2014 at 11:29 PM

When Moray and I were interviewing Derek and Susan before the Bluesfest gig their manager said they were coming back to the uk.. fingers crossed


Shavian - 1/29/2014 at 12:29 PM

I have seen Blackberry Smoke mentioned on here but are they any good?


Feb 28 Fri
O2 ABC
Glasgow, GB
19.00 Blackberry Smoke, Million Dollar Reload

Feb 28 Fri
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Glasgow, GB
20:30 Blackberry Smoke

Mar 1 Sat
Bodega Social
Nottingham, GB
19:00 Blackberry Smoke

Mar 2 Sun
Manchester Academy 2
Manchester, GB

Mar 3 Mon
O2 Academy Islington
London, GB

Mar 5 Wed
Wulfrun Hall
Wolverhampton, GB

Edit - It looks like this will answer my question!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cRXd02lcEo




[Edited on 1/29/2014 by Shavian]


manitou - 1/29/2014 at 03:00 PM

No dates in the UK for TTB.. so Ive just heard.
Blackberry Smoke seem quite good .. you going to see them Gordon?


Shavian - 1/29/2014 at 05:54 PM

So much for being a cool couple!!

Blackberry Smoke don't break a lot of new ground, do they? It could be a good night though.




[Edited on 1/30/2014 by Shavian]


scotiadave - 1/30/2014 at 09:54 PM


I just bought Motorpsycho at Jazz cafe, May 28th.

http://youtu.be/OtEAD3lup24


manitou - 1/30/2014 at 10:24 PM

We're off to see Zervas & Pepper tomorrow night. Bit of alt country/west coast/singer songwriter ish stuff. Nice harmonies and the guitar player looks like a young James Taylor.


scotiadave - 1/31/2014 at 09:46 AM

quote:
We're off to see Zervas & Pepper tomorrow night. Bit of alt country/west coast/singer songwriter ish stuff. Nice harmonies and the guitar player looks like a young James Taylor.


They're cool, nice one


Shavian - 2/1/2014 at 02:38 PM

Medeski, Martin & Wood + Nels Clin of Wilco at Under The Bridge on 6 April.

Not for me - saw them in 2011 and thought they were boring. Medeski's electronic keyboard warblings were particularly irritating.






hippy69 - 2/13/2014 at 10:20 AM

JASON ISBELL And The 400 Unit
Electric Ballroom, London – 22nd May

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 25th June
On sale Friday

Seriously? RSB at the Empire? Warren Haynes Band only half filled it!


JimRudge - 2/13/2014 at 12:51 PM

Emmylou Harris (with Daniel Lanois)- Colston Hall, Bristol - May 27 - can't find any more dates at the moment, but sure there will be more as it's in support of a 3-disc reissue of Wrecking Ball (which is a glaring omission in my collection, so I'll be buying it) Original CD, CD of out-takes and DVD of making of. Out in April.

On sale tomorrow.


manitou - 2/13/2014 at 03:19 PM

quote:
JASON ISBELL And The 400 Unit
Electric Ballroom, London – 22nd May

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 25th June
On sale Friday

Seriously? RSB at the Empire? Warren Haynes Band only half filled it!


manitou - 2/13/2014 at 03:21 PM

oops. Well I think the Royal Southern Brotherhood might do a better job of filling the SBE. They've had more interest from the music press then the Warren Haynes Band did.


manitou - 2/13/2014 at 03:43 PM

By the way, is anyone going to Robben Ford at the Garage?


JimRudge - 2/13/2014 at 04:25 PM

quote:
JASON ISBELL And The 400 Unit
Electric Ballroom, London – 22nd May

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 25th June
On sale Friday

Seriously? RSB at the Empire? Warren Haynes Band only half filled it!


Well I've heard RSB on Daytime Radio 2, but never heard WHB or Mule or TTB apart from on Paul Jones. Anyway It's Isbell you need to go and see! He was superb at Thekla in Bristol a couple of months ago. Other "regional" RSB dates -

Jun 22 Sun Cleethorpes Blues Festival
Jun 23 Mon The Grand At Clitheroe (BB7 2DL)
Jun 24 Tue Cardiff The Globe

Other Isbell dates -

17 May 2014 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor
19 May 2014 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
20 May 2014 Leeds, UK The Brudenell Social Club
21 May 2014 Manchester, UK Gorilla


[Edited on 13/2/2014 by JimRudge]


Shavian - 2/13/2014 at 05:39 PM

Busy day!


Marc Ford (ex Black Crowes)
+ Elijah Ford
The Jazz Café, London
Tue 22 Apr

£16 + £2

Emmylou Harris is also at The Barbican on May 25 and 26.





[Edited on 2/13/2014 by Shavian]


manitou - 2/13/2014 at 07:29 PM

Moray and I are hoping to get an interview with Marc Ford.


Shavian - 2/14/2014 at 04:39 PM

Blind Boys of Alabama

Under the Bridge

24 May - £25 + £1.50


Fri 05/16/14 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona Arts On Stage
Sat 05/17/14 Paris, France Trianon
Tue 05/20/14 Cork, Ireland Cork Opera House
Wed 05/21/14 Dublin, Ireland National Concert Hall
Thu 05/22/14 Belfast, United Kingdom Belfast Waterfront
Sun 05/25/14 Gateshead, United Kingdom Sage Gateshead
Mon 05/26/14 Cardiff, United Kingdom St. David's Hall



scotiadave - 2/14/2014 at 07:40 PM



White Denim in May

http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/white-denim


Rasc - 2/14/2014 at 10:06 PM

quote:
Well I think the Royal Southern Brotherhood might do a better job of filling the SBE.


Not sure about that, it was barely half full at Under The Bridge last year & that only holds 750!


Shavian - 2/28/2014 at 10:41 PM

Gary Clark Jr is at the SBE on 1 Jun and the Manchester Academy on 2 June.



Shavian - 3/8/2014 at 07:24 PM

A couple of dates at the Bush Hall:

For derekfromcincinatti(!) - Fri 25 Jul SARAH JAROSZ

Fri 28 Nov - DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN



manitou - 3/8/2014 at 08:31 PM

Gordon, did you see Gary play at Bush Hall..... I wasnt knocked out.. think hes a bit over rated ..what do you reckon?


Shavian - 3/8/2014 at 08:46 PM

Yes, and I wasn't that impressed either.

Spoilt for me by the many young City-types chatting at the back (I know you were up front).

I need to get a ticket for Moe before I get caught by a sell-out! Blackberry Smoke sold out.






manitou - 3/8/2014 at 10:09 PM

yeah, we havent got Moe tickets yet either!..


Shavian - 3/12/2014 at 06:14 PM

Big NMAS euro-tour in the summer:

Sat 06/07/14 Schoppingen/Germany
Grolsch Blues Festival

Tue 06/10/14 Gothenburg/Sweden
Tragarn - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Thu 06/12/14 Bergen/Norway
Bergen Fest - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Sat 06/14/14 Rattvik/Sweden
Dalhalla - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Mon 06/16/14 Tallin/Estonia
Saku Arena - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Wed 06/18/14 St. Petersburg/Russia
New Arena - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Fri 06/20/14 Moscow/Russia
Crocus Hall - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Wed 06/25/14 Cork/Ireland
Live at the Marquee - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Fri 06/27/14 Provinssirock/Finland
Provinssirock Festival

Fri 07/11/14 Pistoia/Italy
Pistoia Blues Festival - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Sat 07/12/14 Rome/Italy
Cavea - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Mon 07/14/14 Padvoa/Italy
Villa Conterini - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Wed 07/16/14 Berlin/Germany
Zitadelle - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Thu 07/17/14 Dresden/Germany
Junge Garde - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Sat 07/19/14 Ostrava/Czech Republic
Colours of Ostrava - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Thu 07/24/14 Bilbao/Spain
Guggenheim Museum - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Sat 07/26/14 Cartagena Port (Murcia)/Spain
Festival La Mar De Musicas - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Sun 07/27/14 Malaga/Spain
Plaza De Toros - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Tue 07/29/14 Madrid/
Palacio De Los Deportes - Supporting Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Sat 08/02/14 Cambridge/UK
Cambridge Folk Festival


Umphrey's McGee are playing at a bowling alley (seriously!) at the O2 Arena in London on 19, 20 & 21 June.


Matt Schofield, whose new album is his strongest yet imo, has a short Netherlands tour in May:

May 15 - Utrecht, NL Tivoli
May 16 - Hengelo, NL Metropool
May 17 - Zoetermeer, NL Cultuurpodium Boerderij
May 18 - Eindhoven, NL Effenaar







[Edited on 3/12/2014 by Shavian]


ABBDutchFan - 3/12/2014 at 10:40 PM

The legendary Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands (45 edition / one of the oldest in the world) and only a short drive from my hometown has a very diverse and spectacular line-up over 3 days:

Saturday:
The Rolling Stones
John Mayer
Joe Bonamassa
Flogging Molly
Bastille
Ed Kowalczyk
Epica
Haim
a.o.

Sunday:
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
Limp Bizkit
North Mississippi Allstars
Portugal. the Man
Twenty One Pilots
Boxer Rebellion
John Newman
Rudimental
Paolo Nutini
The Kooks
Ed Sheeran
Editors
Arctic Monkeys
a.o.

Monday:
Metallica
Arcade Fire
Jake Bugg
Biffy Clyro
Clean Bandit Ghost, Bombay Bicycle Club, Gogol Bordello, Jett Rebel, Kodaline, Stromae, Mastodon, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold a.o.


claretkid - 3/13/2014 at 04:33 PM

My Moe tickets arrived yesterday morning.

Gordon, thanks for the heads up on the Umphrey's McGee London gigs, i'll definitely be attending the Saturday show.


JimRudge - 3/13/2014 at 09:28 PM

quote:

Umphrey's McGee are playing at a bowling alley (seriously!) at the O2 Arena in London on 19, 20 & 21 June.



Got my ticket for the Saturday night. Been having a McGee marathon with Anchor Drops and Mantis at home with Death By Stereo in the car.

Still holding on to a slight hope that I might make Moe.


claretkid - 3/20/2014 at 12:09 PM

Galactic. Thursday July 10th. Brooklyn Bowl (02).


Shavian - 4/1/2014 at 08:07 PM

Bluesfest is back at the RAH! Daytime strollers too!

It looks like they have scrapped the evening double headers too.

Sunday 26 Oct - Level 42 (Blues?)

Tuesday 28 Oct - Van Morrison

Wednesday 29 Oct - Elvis Costello solo (Blues?) and Georgie Fame

Friday 31 Oct - Sheryl Crow (Blues?)


A bit of a downgrade from last year, I would say. I hope the Daytime programme is as good with fewer overlaps - it was the best deal of last year. As it's not on consecutive days this time, I'll be going to them all!




manitou - 4/3/2014 at 08:07 AM

Moe tickets bought.. UM tickets still to get.
Blues Fest , what a weird line up.. hopefully get some Royal Southern Brotherhood or similar!


JimRudge - 4/3/2014 at 09:11 AM

quote:

Wednesday 29 Oct - Elvis Costello solo (Blues?) and Georgie Fame



As I'm as much of a fan of Costello as I am of the ABB and The Who, I would have considered this normally. My next EC gig will be my 40th, but not at those prices. Usher Hall, Edinburgh £47 tops, Kew Gardens in July £52.50 tops. Blues fest top price £135!!!!!!! The Blues fest organisers are taking the pish. A tour top price for Costello at the RAH would be £65-£70 I reckon.

I can fly to Edinburgh, (£70 flight + £47) cheaper than train and top ticket for London (Total a minimum of £155) (and as Edinburgh is a Saturday gig, I could have the dubious pleasure of a Thistle match!)


Shavian - 4/3/2014 at 01:02 PM

I see that Van Morrison top price is £162 (£60/ 70 at Hampton Court).

I wasn't going to buy for TTB last year due to the prices but eventually bought a £35 seat in the nose-bleed section.

The RAH is a rotten place to watch rock music anyway, let's face it. I will only go as a last resort.








[Edited on 4/3/2014 by Shavian]


manitou - 4/3/2014 at 03:13 PM

Really? I paid 45 for TTB got an ok seat..anyway i enjoyed the music in the smaller rooms too.. particularly RSB in the Elgar room


curry - 4/3/2014 at 04:18 PM

For any of you Deadheads out there, Phil Lesh will be in London July 29.

http://london.brooklynbowl.com/event/541331-phil-lesh-terrapin-family-londo n/

Last times I saw him in England was Wembley and the Rainbow Theater..with his old band!



Shavian - 4/3/2014 at 06:03 PM

Thanks! 29th and 30th.

Worth going just for JJ Grey & Mofro.

Edit - "Formed from weekly shows at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, the Terrapin Family Band has become the establishment’s official house band. The group - Brian Lesh, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Scott Padden and Alex Kofrod - has also joined Phil at other venues, including Sullivan Hall and the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City." (Jambands.com)

An awful lot of Leshes there! Too bad that it's not a Phil & Friends show.








[Edited on 4/3/2014 by Shavian]


Shavian - 4/9/2014 at 07:08 AM

David Bromberg and Larry Campbell at Bush Hall on Friday 1 August (and Cambridge Folk Festival on 2 Aug).

Sun 19 Oct - Blackberry Smoke at Shepherds Bush Empire


[Edited on 4/9/2014 by Shavian]


peach-head - 4/9/2014 at 12:12 PM

Just got 3 tickets for Blackberry Smoke on Oct 17th at Manchester Ritz. This venue is a big step up from the Academy 2 which they played in March. Hope they can fill it.


JimRudge - 4/23/2014 at 08:50 AM

Mule at Brooklyn Bowl Tues 1st & Weds 2nd July. Looks like it's going to be a good venue attracting "our type" of bands. Pity it's such a pain to get to!

What Night are folks planning to go if they can only do one (like me) - I'll probably plump for Wednesday.

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/121440/Gov't-Mule-Coming-To-Brooklyn-Bowl-L ondon


peach-head - 4/23/2014 at 10:10 AM

Gonna make the gig on the 1st. Already booked my train tickets.


Shavian - 4/23/2014 at 11:43 AM

Anybody going to see Slidejules' Northsyde, with Rosco Levee, at the Half Moon, Putney this Friday?




manitou - 4/23/2014 at 03:55 PM

Hey Gordon, Moray and I will be there...
did you go to see Marc Ford?... cracking gig


Shavian - 4/23/2014 at 06:02 PM

No, I have to limit myself these days. We don't all get free passes!

Here's the latest BluesFest info.

http://www.bluesfest.co.uk/events/


DerekFromCincinnati - 4/23/2014 at 09:22 PM

One of my favorite contemporary roots music bands right, the all-female Della Mae is coming your way...and they can all rip on their instruments...especially Courtney who is an exceptional guitarist;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S9wWGmtAiU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Ny09Y1zd8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u3IDLMfMw4




[Edited on 4/23/2014 by DerekFromCincinnati]


Shavian - 5/9/2014 at 10:30 AM

I don't know how it has taken me so long but I finally saw the mighty King King last night.

Alan Nimmo has a fantastic voice and is a great guitarist but the whole of the band is more than its parts. The months of gigging around Europe have paid dividends.

Highly recommended if they are in your area. Touring with (and possibly blowing off the stage) John Mayall in the autumn.









[Edited on 5/9/2014 by Shavian]


manitou - 5/10/2014 at 12:38 PM

Seen King King a couple of times.. excellent vocals and guitars too..


manitou - 5/10/2014 at 12:39 PM

Moray and i going to the Blues magazine "party" on thursday at the 100 club


EnglishDarren - 5/10/2014 at 05:19 PM

Going to both Mule shows in London,anyone have any recommendations on where to stay near the venue?


DerekFromCincinnati - 5/10/2014 at 08:03 PM

quote:
A couple of dates at the Bush Hall:

For derekfromcincinatti(!) - Fri 25 Jul SARAH JAROSZ

Fri 28 Nov - DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN





Sarah is awesome...I think she is brilliant....go....


peach-head - 5/10/2014 at 08:57 PM

Hi Darren, I am staying at the Antigallican Hotel, its only 1.5 mies away
Y.


Shavian - 5/10/2014 at 10:04 PM

It looks like the Antigallican (Anti-French!) has had a refurb since I visited it before a match at The Valley.

It was real dive then!



EnglishDarren - 5/13/2014 at 07:44 PM

quote:
Hi Darren, I am staying at the Antigallican Hotel, its only 1.5 mies away
Y.


It was all full by the time I checked,so stopping in North London and going in on the tube.See you then.


geordielad - 5/18/2014 at 08:30 PM

Jason Isbell at Newcastle Cluny tomorrow, but great news that the Jayhawks will be headlining at The Sage during the extremely up and coming Summertyne Americana Festival in July.

http://www.sagegateshead.com/news-and-blogs/press-releases/summertyne-ameri cana-festival-2014-line-up-announc/


Shavian - 5/18/2014 at 08:43 PM

I'm going to see Jason Isbell on Thursday, almost entirely on the basis of Jim Rudge's raving about him!

Kathleen Turner in Bakersfield Mist matinee in the afternoon so it should be a grand day out!




JimRudge - 5/28/2014 at 11:31 AM

quote:
I'm going to see Jason Isbell on Thursday, almost entirely on the basis of Jim Rudge's raving about him!


Verdict?


Shavian - 5/28/2014 at 06:36 PM

Surprised at how busy it was.

Much rockier than I'd expected.

Started off with five or six really strong songs; very slick, tight band; really impressed.

After an hour, it all began to sound too much the same for me. Most of the audience were clearly familiar with the material and seemed to love it, it has to be said.


The support act, St Paul & The Broken Bones were impressive. The singer tried too hard and his voice lacked true soul for me, but promising and back in September.

http://stpaulandthebrokenbones.com/shows/

Good night out for £18.50, all in all!




ABBDutchFan - 5/30/2014 at 02:18 PM

Hollis Brown currently on UK / European Tour:

6/03/14 Birmingham, UK @Hare and Hounds
6/04/14 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
6/05/14 Nottingham, UK @ The Maze
6/06/14 Liverpool, UK @ Zanzibar
6/07/14 Easton, UK @ Maverick Festival Warm-UP
6/08/14 London, UK @ Garage Upstairs

If you're into seventies rock with a light dose of americana and blues go and check them out. Very catchy songs.
If you like early Neil Young, Tom Petty, CCR, etc. you might dig them. Saw them yesterday and had a blast.


Shavian - 6/3/2014 at 06:19 AM

Bluesfest Daytime Stroller schedule has been announced.

It's pretty much the same acts in rotation over the five days and less interesting acts too, imo.

Add a 50% (?) increase to £15.30 per day and it's nowhere near the great bargain it was last year. I doubt I'll attend more than one, if any.



Shavian - 6/4/2014 at 09:06 AM

I received an e-mail this morning about pre-sale tickets for Joanne Shaw Taylor's tour in November.

For the Shepherds Bush Empire show, there is VIP seating on sale at £52.50 compared to £19.25 for regular seating.

Curious to see what VIP seating consisted of, I found that it is for seating in the first two rows - and part of Row 3 - in Level 1, plus entry to sound-check, meet & greet with signing & photo opportunity prior to the show at 4:30pm, signed tour artwork and exclusive VIP Lanyard and Laminate.

Considering the pre-sale doesn't start until Friday 6 June, the theatre is surprisingly well sold - no seats at all available in Level 2 - which seems very strange!

Anyway, what do people think of the VIP deal? Is the premium worth the package? Not necessarily for Ms Shaw Taylor, who I do not know, but for other acts?

I can't say I'm fussed about seeing a sound-check for a show I'm going to see, or a lanyard and laminate.

It would be a shame if Rows 1 and 2 of Level 1 became reserved for VIP punters, I think.





[Edited on 6/4/2014 by Shavian]


Rasc - 6/4/2014 at 09:05 PM

quote:

Considering the pre-sale doesn't start until Friday 6 June, the theatre is surprisingly well sold - no seats at all available in Level 2 - which seems very strange!



They won't generally put Level 2 on sale until level 1 is sold.

As for VIP tickets, she's having a laugh isn't she?


Shavian - 6/5/2014 at 06:25 AM

That did occur to me, Rasc, but the ground floor is pretty solidly sold which is odd before the pre-sale has started!

And I agree about the VIP bit... ideas above her station, methinks!



manitou - 6/5/2014 at 07:50 AM

Not sure where a VIP area would be, I was lucky to get a AAA pass and i dont see anywhere thats particularly VIP unless they put seating in downstairs and allocate the front row... on her last visit to that venue it was fairly full but there were seats available.


Shavian - 6/5/2014 at 09:15 AM

Al, see my post: the VIP area is the first two rows, and part of Row 3, on Level 1 (lowest balcony).

What I have always considered the best seats in the house!




claretkid - 6/6/2014 at 01:21 PM

North Mississippi Allstars, Brooklyn Bowl, London. August 3rd.

And for those that are interested, Umphrey's McGee will play an all covers show on their Friday gig at the Brooklyn Bowl in a couple of weeks time.


manitou - 6/7/2014 at 02:57 PM

Covers?!?!?!? I wanted to hear them do their own stuff!


JimRudge - 6/7/2014 at 03:36 PM

quote:
And for those that are interested, Umphrey's McGee will play an all covers show on their Friday gig at the Brooklyn Bowl in a couple of weeks time.


Glad I'm going on Saturday night, in that case!


manitou - 6/7/2014 at 11:23 PM

we thought Friday might be better than the Saturday.. engineering works and early finishing tube put us off going on Saturday
.. but fingers crossed they still play some of their own stuff


geordielad - 6/8/2014 at 03:48 PM

Matt Schofield at the Newcastle Cluny on Wednesday. Only previously seen his brief cameo with Susan T a few years back at the 100 Club but read nothing but good stuff about him on here. More importantly though, opening is local hero Johnny Dickinson making his first live appearance after a long illness that made it doubtful for a while if he could ever play guitar again. Really looking forward to this.


harvey - 6/8/2014 at 03:55 PM

Keith ... you will have a great time ... Matt Schofield is very good ...


Shavian - 6/8/2014 at 04:19 PM

Fantastic to hear that Johnny Dickinson is back playing in public.

I hope to see him sometime.


claretkid - 6/8/2014 at 05:33 PM

quote:
Covers?!?!?!? I wanted to hear them do their own stuff!


I can totally understand that feeling, i have tickets for the Saturday show, and would have been very disappointed myself. But knowing some of the covers they do live, i decided to treat myself to a ticket for the Friday show too.
UM are one of those bands though i suppose...i'd love to hear Words or Mantis or In The Kitchen or Cemetary Walk or Divisions...chances are i'll hear none of the above.

Support for Thursday is Godsticks, whilst Friday and Saturday is Syd Arthur.


manitou - 6/9/2014 at 06:56 PM

Well im sure I'll enjoy the gig.. hope they bring their mad light show to London.. speaking as a photographer :-)


manitou - 6/11/2014 at 12:08 PM

Ive been told its covers for the second set. .. so hopefully get some classic UM in the first!


geordielad - 6/12/2014 at 07:53 PM

quote:
Keith ... you will have a great time ... Matt Schofield is very good ...


Ah right, Now I see what all the fuss was about, What a player! Nice low key set from Johnny Dickinson. apart from about 10 mins in a pub a decade ago the last time I saw him play was when he was with Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes at the Putney Half moon maybe 20 years ago. Look forward to the one off charity reformation of John's first band, "legendary" North-East Southern Rock!!! band Split Crow.


harvey - 6/12/2014 at 10:30 PM

Glad you had a great time mate!


manitou - 6/14/2014 at 07:17 PM

Roll Call for Umphreys McGee... Moray and I will be there on the Friday night, hope to see some of you guys there.


Shavian - 6/14/2014 at 08:09 PM

I'm going on Saturday (checks World Cup wall-chart!).

No idea what to expect but interested to see the venue.

On the subject of Johnny Dickinson, I saw him solo years ago at Windsor Arts Centre. He introduced a train Blues by saying that, at this point in the show, he always asked the audience if there was a railway station in the town. A posh lady with cut-glass Berkshire accent piped up, "We have TWO!"

The next time I saw Johnny at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, he reached the same point in the show. Being in London, he explained that his traditional question was redundant but told the story of the two railway stations in Windsor, mimicking the posh lady in his Northumbrian accent!

"It's true", I nodded to the audience around me!

Lovely guy and smashing guitarist and singer.







peach-head - 6/15/2014 at 08:08 PM

I've just noticed that the Monty Python team are playing the O2 from the 1st July onwards when Gov't Mule are playing the same venues Brooklyn Bowl, this means its going to be quite hectic coming out of there with 12000+ people spilling out at the same time fighting for a cab ride home.


manitou - 6/17/2014 at 01:38 PM

for those of us going to the Umphreys McGee gig by public transport.. good news.

update from umphreys.com for all three nights: "We have been informed that due to public transportation closing just after midnight, the venue has altered the show schedule. Doors will open at 6:30, support at 7:30, with Umphrey’s McGee starting at 8:45


Shavian - 6/17/2014 at 07:27 PM

Now two-for-one for all nights for Umphreys McGee.

It may not help that the e-mail has the dates as 19-21 JULY!

Looks like it could be a little quiet. Three nights too ambitious?



Rasc - 6/17/2014 at 08:29 PM

quote:
for those of us going to the Umphreys McGee gig by public transport.. good news.

update from umphreys.com for all three nights: "We have been informed that due to public transportation closing just after midnight, the venue has altered the show schedule. Doors will open at 6:30, support at 7:30, with Umphrey’s McGee starting at 8:45


Blimey, someone showing some sense for a change! Let's hope Mule, Galactic & NMAS do the same.


Rasc - 6/17/2014 at 08:30 PM

quote:

Looks like it could be a little quiet. Three nights too ambitious?



If the twice I've seen them over here before is anything to go by one night is ambitious...


Rasc - 6/17/2014 at 08:37 PM

quote:

Now two-for-one for all nights for Umphreys McGee.



Got a link for that? It's not on the band or venue websites.


Shavian - 6/17/2014 at 10:17 PM

Don't seem to be able to attach a link.

"UMPHREY'S MCGEE
THU 19 - SAT 21 July | Doors 7pm
2 FOR 1 ON ALL TICKETS
That's right, we're giving you the chance to see Chicago prog-rockers Umphrey’s McGee and their incredible, supercharged show live at Brooklyn Bowl London, at a 2 for 1 rate. Famed for exhilarating, marathon shows and always doing the unexpected, this is the perfect gig if you like a good old fashioned rock out to the likes of Led Zep, AC/DC and Pink Floyd."








Rasc - 6/17/2014 at 10:28 PM

Who was the e-mail from then?


Shavian - 6/18/2014 at 06:26 AM

http://m.axs.com/uk/series/814/umphrey-s-mcgee-tickets?aff=ukaffclick4






[Edited on 6/18/2014 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 6/18/2014 at 07:12 AM

Got the same email. That's a bit disappointing for the band (and for us that have alrleady paid). I'll be there Saturday.


manitou - 6/18/2014 at 11:51 AM

Cant say Im surprised.. 3 nights!? A bit ambitious. I feel sorry for bands like UM and Moe. as very few of us Brits seem to like that kind of stuff. Still, I dont mind if its not rammed.. more room to move around and hopefully get some photos :-)


Shavian - 6/18/2014 at 12:11 PM

The last Moe show at The Garage was very sparsely attended and that was a one-off London appearance.

Scheduling against England v. Uruguay on a Thursday night may not have been the brightest idea.



manitou - 6/18/2014 at 01:20 PM

Yeah the UM shows will be a sprinkling of us guys and a bunch of US expats probably.


claretkid - 6/18/2014 at 01:38 PM

I've emailed the venue/replied to the email, asking if i'm entitled to a 50% refund, as i'm there for the Fri & Sat shows. I don't expect a positive reply, but it's got to be worth a go. I expect, like the moe. show, for the crowd to be very sparse, swings and roundabouts.

Anybody heard UM's brand new album, Similar Skin ? It's easily the best thing i've heard all year, and is the bands best release to date. Puppet String & Bridgeless....wow!!


manitou - 6/18/2014 at 04:10 PM

yeah the new album is pretty good.. and the track Puppet String is a monster


Rasc - 6/18/2014 at 10:20 PM

I'll be there on Friday. Anybody want to go halves on the twofer?


manitou - 6/18/2014 at 10:40 PM

See you on Friday Mark..


Rasc - 6/19/2014 at 10:17 PM

Change of plan. Now doing Saturday instead of Friday.


manitou - 6/20/2014 at 12:05 PM

last nights set list from London.

Set 1: Catshot > Mulche's Odyssey, In The Kitchen[1], Loose Ends > Out Of Order > Day Nurse, Der Bluten Kat > Final Word > Der Bluten Kat

Set 2: Nothing Too Fancy > Ocean Billy, Intentions Clear > Eat, Conduit, Making Flippy Floppy, The Floor

Encore: Comma Later[2] > Nothing Too Fancy


manitou - 6/21/2014 at 12:56 PM

Anyone going to see Umphreys tonight... if its anything like last night youre in for a killer show. One of the best live bands ive seen in a very very long time.


claretkid - 6/22/2014 at 06:58 AM

Umphrey's McGee, Friday night...wow, just stunning. Two piss poor turnouts, that i felt embarrassed for tge band, but did they put on a performance. Got to agree with Manitou, thats ranks up there as one if the best gigs i've witnessed, quite superb, the covers set was sensational. Saturday night was excellent too, if not quite on Fridays level. Stunningly talented band. On the other hand, some of the worst crowd dancing ive seen!! Hardly any UK'ers there it seemed, full of US folk who are clearly UM devotees...i felt like i'd gate crashed their party.

[Edited on 6/22/2014 by claretkid]


Shavian - 6/22/2014 at 08:52 AM

The Brooklyn Bowl is a soul-less, overly air-conditioned freak of a place with games of ten-pin bowling going on all the while.

Venues such as the 100 Club and Borderline may not be perfect but they have some ambience which this place will never acquire in a million years. The IndigO2 along the "street" is much superior.

It will be interesting to see if it catches on. It certainly didn't attract many punters last night and those who were there were a very mixed bunch! It must be depressing for a band to play to a thin audience, only to find that it's even thinner after the interval!

I'd hate to see the bar service on a busy night! The draught Sam Adams is excellent, though!

As for the music - not my cup of tea, I'm afraid. But at least I gave it a chance.







manitou - 6/22/2014 at 11:35 AM

Better get used to it Gordon, as thats where all the bands from the USA will come and play. Gov't Mule next week for instance. I thought the place was ok apart from the price of the beer!


mushroom54 - 6/22/2014 at 12:55 PM

Gordon, Al, or Jim.
Going to see Gov't Mule there next week, is there any seating as Mel will never stand for 3 or 4 hours. Have been told by venue that they will reserve a seat but this does not always happen.
Seems that you guys are not that excited about this as a venue.
Mart.


manitou - 6/22/2014 at 02:06 PM

I quite like it as a venue. Good lights, sound seemed ok to. Bit of a bugger to get home from though.
Hopefully going to be at one of the Mule shows.


manitou - 6/22/2014 at 03:09 PM

On the seating question there were a few. Over by the lanes there were some leather couches and i think there were seats in the bar area. Both areas have views of the stage.


Shavian - 6/22/2014 at 03:43 PM

Barstools at the bar area would give a good view, but not sure if they would work for Mel.

There is at least one, maybe more, fixed table with bench seats in the floor area, which would be better.


claretkid - 6/22/2014 at 05:20 PM

I thought the venue was ok. The ten pin bowling had no effect on the people who were there only for the music. Yes it's a bit contrived, fake, forced, whatever you want to say, but it's about the music, and there's some good bands lined up to play this place in the next few months. The sound was decent, ale pricey, and i thought the food was good beforehand, although totally unimpressed that a £6.68 service charge was added to an already overpriced £53 bill. I know Mule are playing two nights, but it'll be a lot busier than these shows surely ?


Shavian - 6/22/2014 at 06:50 PM

quote:
.... there's some good bands lined up to play this place in the next few months.


I'll be waiting for any two-for-one offers next time!



Rasc - 6/22/2014 at 08:25 PM

Terrific show on Saturday, streets ahead of previous years. Didn't mind the venue at all, not a fan of the late finishes though. Finished at 5 to midnight & I fear Mule may be a bit later given that they're due on at 9pm instead of their usual 8.

I would expect the Mule shows to be quite well attended as they do have a following over here unlike most of the bands that play there. Makes you wonder how long they can sustain it with small crowds.


JimRudge - 6/22/2014 at 10:42 PM

Absolutely blinding gig by UM last night. Met a guy from Wisconsin on the Tube who's seen them 194 times and he said that was up there with the best of them, and was also the smallest crowd he's ever seen them play before. Shame they won't be back "for a long time" according to Bayliss. Particularly enjoyed the Bridgeless/Plunger + others segment and the awesome Exodus/Life During Wartime mash up.

Mart, you should be able to get a seat for Mel at the side, but I'm afraid the venue did nothing for me and the Catfish sandwich was ok, but nothing to rave about, but I did get a 50% off a show ticket voucher with my receipt, so I may end up at Tuesday's Mule gig, but getting there is a pain and I can't get away from work early.

Bloody dear for a beer though!


manitou - 6/22/2014 at 11:33 PM

whoever thought they'd fill that place 3 nights in a row needs their head examined.
really enjoyed Fridays gig. It is a nightmare venue to get to and from though.


Shavian - 6/23/2014 at 06:27 AM

Charging £30 isn't going to attract a lot of curious punters either.

Can you imagine buying one of the three-night tickets they offered for £90, then seeing a 2-4-1 offer?

Someone badly miscalculated the level of interest.

My last train from Waterloo leaves at 23.58 so I'll miss a chunk of any late Mule finishes.



claretkid - 6/23/2014 at 11:29 AM

quote:
I'll be waiting for any two-for-one offers next time!


Can't blame you!

quote:
Shame they won't be back "for a long time" according to Bayliss.


The UK seems to be becoming a backwater to 'our' sort of bands, you can't blame them for not wanting to come over anytime soon again.

As for the Mule, i hope they play until the early hours, i have a hotel booked 2 miles away, so it'll be a taxi/bus regardless, that being said, they won't be as good as UM were on Friday night...i'm still buzzing!


manitou - 6/23/2014 at 11:39 AM

yes I think i may have to leave before the end at the Mule gig too


scotiadave - 6/23/2014 at 12:01 PM



I saw UM at the Mean Fiddler in 2006 ...ish ..... they were fab. Not heard the new album yet.


manitou - 6/23/2014 at 12:24 PM

Its pretty good.. you can hear it on spotify too.


manitou - 6/24/2014 at 09:12 AM

All 3 UM London shows are available for download from the UM site.


harvey - 6/24/2014 at 09:20 AM

quote:
yes I think i may have to leave before the end at the Mule gig too


Shame on you ... I'd share an arch at Waterloo Station rather than miss the end of a Mule gig ...

Sadly I can't make either the RSB nor the two Mule gigs as I am away on vacation in the Isle of Man ... I can't believe that the only 7 days I have booked away from UK in the entire summer encompasses what would have been a great week to have stayed in London instead ... aargh!

Hope you all enjoy the shows! ...


geordielad - 6/29/2014 at 09:29 PM

Barrence Whitfield And The Savages back in the UK later in the year. Red hot, old style RnB. Saw them recently for the first time in 20 years and they were wonderful!
Nov 12 The Garage Swansea, United Kingdom
Nov 13 The Cluny Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nov 14 Broadcast Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 15 The Hop Wakefield, United Kingdom
Nov 16 Sound Control
w/ Barrence Whitfield
Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 18 Trades Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Nov 19 East Village Arts Club Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 20 The Temple @ The Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 21 The Railway Hotel Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Nov 22 Jazz Cafe London, United Kingdom
Nov 23 The Boileroom Guildford, United Kingdom
Nov 24 Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom


Shavian - 7/24/2014 at 09:22 AM

ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND - Brooklyn Bowl - Thursday 9th October


manitou - 7/25/2014 at 10:00 PM

Anyone going to JJ Grey on Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday?
Will be there down the front with the cameras


Shavian - 7/25/2014 at 10:23 PM

Not sure. Would like to see JJ Grey again, but not so keen on Phil Lesh and co.

And it's £30. I was hoping there might be a late 2-for-1 offer, like with U McGee.

I might save my money for NMAS.


Shavian - 7/27/2014 at 12:19 PM

Dave Bromberg and Larry Campbell at Bush Hall on Friday 1st August - £17.50.




JimRudge - 8/7/2014 at 03:02 PM

Nils Lofgren Duo dates with Greg Varlotta - nice to see a "proper" tour! (and I get to see him free as he's on at St Georges Bristol where I steward)

Thu. Jan 8 The Stables Milton Keynes
Fri. Jan 9 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat. Jan 10 Cheltenham Town Hall
Sun Jan 11 St. George's Bristol
Tues Jan 13 G Live Guildford
Weds Jan 14 Cadogan Hall London
Thurs Jan 15 Union Chapel London
Fri Jan 16 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
Sun Jan 18 Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells
Mon Jan 19 Town Hall Birmingham
Tues Jan 20 Anvil Arts Basingstoke
Thurs Jan 22 City Variety Music Hall Leeds
Fri Jan 23 Sage Gateshead
Sat Jan 24 City Halls 2 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3NY
Sun Jan 25 The Lowry Salford Quays
Mon Jan 26 The Alban Arena St. Albans


[Edited on 7/8/2014 by JimRudge]


Shavian - 8/31/2014 at 02:00 PM

4 Nov - Mike Zito & The Wheel + Samantha Fish at the Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst.

I'm sure there will be other dates but they aren't on Mike's website yet.



harvey - 8/31/2014 at 04:44 PM

quote:
4 Nov - Mike Zito & The Wheel + Samantha Fish at the Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst.

I'm sure there will be other dates but they aren't on Mike's website yet.




Chislehurst !!! ... w t f ??? ... this must be another Fenstra far flung places tour ...

Perhaps they'll play Kings Lynn Corn Exchange ... then you can all come and visit me ...


Shavian - 8/31/2014 at 06:15 PM

Yes, it's Feenstra but I've seen some great shows there - Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, King King, The Strawbs, Buddy Whittington, Colin Blunstone, Chantel McGregor, It's A Beautiful Day and others I've forgotten.

It's a nice little venue providing great music for the good folks of Chislehurst, Sidcup, Bromley etc.

He puts on most of the same people he promotes at the Boom Boom Club in Sutton but that tends to get the biggest names.





manitou - 9/2/2014 at 08:11 AM

Yeah he's matey with Feenstra.. the man who wrote that Duane Allman was jamming with Zito at a Royal Southern Brotherhood gig....apparently.


Shavian - 9/4/2014 at 07:23 AM

Somebody seems to run a very Feenstra-type operation in Ruislip, if that's convenient to anyone.

Mainly tribute acts but Chantel McGregor is booked in November.

http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/mainindex/index.htm





Shavian - 9/22/2014 at 11:08 PM

Mike Zito & The Wheel dates:


11/01/14 De Korenbloem Zingem Belgium
11/02/14 Nix en Meer Enschede Netherlands
11/04/14 Beaverwood Chislehurst United Kingdom
11/05/14 Wolverhampton Robin 2 United Kingdom
11/06/14 Edinburgh Jam House United Kingdom
11/07/14 Carlisle Bluesfest United Kingdom
11/08/14 Haringe Bluesfestival Belgium
11/09/14 Ottersum Roepaen Netherlands
11/11/14 Bristol The Tunnels United Kingdom
11/12/14 Swansea The Scene United Kingdom
11/13/14 Derby Flower Pot United Kingdom
11/14/14 Sutton Boom Boom Club United Kingdom
11/15/14 Berlin Quasimodo Germany
11/16/14 Sumperk Blues Alive Czech Republic
11/18/14 Bonn Harmonie Bonn Germany
11/19/14 Lindewerra, Gemeindesaal Germany
11/20/14 Bensheim Rex Germany
11/21/14 Basel Volkshaus Switzerland
11/22/14 Hannover Blues Garage Germany
11/24/14 Kolding Godset Denmark
11/25/14 Bronshoj Pilegarden Denmark
11/27/14 Oslo Buckleys Norway
11/28/14 Umea Folkets Hus Sweden
11/29/14 Värnamo Scandic Hotel Sweden


Shavian - 10/3/2014 at 05:39 PM

Blackberry Smoke dates:

16 Oct 2014 O2 ABC, Glasgow
17 Oct 2014 Manchester Ritz
19 Oct 2014 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
21 Oct 2014 Cambridge Junction
22 Oct 2014 Birmingham Institute
29 Oct 2014 Het Depot, Leuven
06 Nov 2014 KB - Kulturbolaget, Malmö
07 Nov 2014 Trädgår'n, Goteborg
09 Nov 2014 Tyrol, Stockholm


Aaron Keylock supporting in the UK, his biggest gigs so far, I expect.








[Edited on 10/7/2014 by Shavian]


Shavian - 10/10/2014 at 09:10 AM

Saw Robert Randolph and the Family Band at the Brooklyn Bowl last night.

This was the third time I've seen them (plus one RR guest spot at the Beacon) after the Borderline in 2008 and Bush Hall (2010).

As usual, it was an instant party when this lot to take to stage - a non-stop two-hour mix of soul, funk, blues and pop (not so much gospel this time) with an audience of Govt Mule proportions. The on-stage chick dance, missing at the Bush Hall, was back and he invited a previously ebullient "geezer" onstage to play what turned out to be more than passable rhythm guitar for the rest of the set. Pre-planned? Planted? Who knows, but it was fun as was the mic being handed over to a surprisingly tuneful front-rower during a singalong.

Catch them on Later with Jools Holland tonight.

As for the Brooklyn Bowl.... Good News: the air con was turned down to Pleasantly Warm and the draught Sam Adams is still an - expensive - treat.

Bad News: not exactly bad but the BB and the O2 generally attract a very young, "dating" type audience. There is not nearly the same number of "old greys" which a similar gig would attract to, say, The Borderline or 100 Club and those who do venture east seem ill at ease.

This IS bad news: at Going Home time, there was about 20,000 Pharrell Williams, 2,000 Chic and a couple of hundred Robert Randolph fans trying to get into the tube station. The crowd control worked well and I caught (just) my last train from Waterloo but can I be bothered with the hassle and risk?

It will certainly make me more selective. I've already passed on the NMAS who I would probably have seen in central London and I'll check what is on at the O2 before booking in future. The complex is a great place with its eateries, music venues and cinemas but public transport after shows can be a pain.

Oh, and I saw Brian May at the Tate Britain in the afternoon. Not, surprisingly, on the roof but in the members' room!




[Edited on 10/10/2014 by Shavian]


manitou - 10/10/2014 at 11:56 AM

Would like to have gone to that gig. glad you enjoyed it. I like the venue, I also like the fact that there isnt a sea of grey haired or bald folk in the audience.
I feel sorry for young bands when they look at the front row full of people old enough to be their granny or grandad.
But youre right about the public transport.. hopeless.


Shavian - 10/10/2014 at 12:27 PM

As I'm sure you will know, Al, the old grey hairs and baldies do a lot to support bands on the way up! Without them, there must be lots who would have packed it in by now.

Yes, long-term sustainable success requires a younger audience but the younger element are also possibly more fickle and likely to move on to other things.

An interesting discussion topic in its own right!






harvey - 10/10/2014 at 03:48 PM

Last time I went to the O2 I took the speed boat from waterloo ... a lot quicker than the tube and you get a gin & tonic en-route ...


Shavian - 10/16/2014 at 08:46 AM

Anyone going to any of the Bluesfest Daytime Strollers at the RAH?

Tickets are twice the price of last year (£20 against £10) and the line-up is, with all due respect, not nearly as good.

Great idea! Come up with a format which is hugely popular and presumably broke even at worst, then &*%! it up regally.

The line-up for the main shows is scandalous too for a so-called Bluesfest: Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Beth Hart/ Robert Cray and Sheryl Crow - Blues my arse, for the most part!

Last year's Daytime Strollers were where the Blues in Bluesfest were and this year, while the Blues content may be just as high, the artists are - to me - relatively unknown.

All that said, I may go to one as someone may surprise me (I'm an old retired bloke with nothing else to do!).












JimRudge - 10/16/2014 at 10:10 AM

quote:
Anyone going to any of the Bluesfest Daytime Strollers at the RAH?

Tickets are twice the price of last year (£20 against £10) and the line-up is, with all due respect, not nearly as good.

Great idea! Come up with a format which is hugely popular and presumably broke even at worst, then &*%! it up regally.

The line-up for the main shows is scandalous too for a so-called Bluesfest: Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Beth Hart/ Robert Cray and Sheryl Crow - Blues my arse, for the most part!

Last year's Daytime Strollers were where the Blues in Bluesfest were and this year, while the Blues content may be just as high, the artists are - to me - relatively unknown.

All that said, I may go to one as someone may surprise me (I'm an old retired bloke with nothing else to do!).


And then even if you are a fan of the non-blues artist (Costello for me) hike up the price to double what you would expect to pay. Top price is £130, I would expect to pay no more that £60-70 for him at RAH, given that I paid £45 for the Colston Hall last year and the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday is £45 top price. And Gregory Porter was only £25 in Bristol earlier this year (and well worth seeing, but oh, those prices......)

[Edited on 16/10/2014 by JimRudge]


manitou - 10/16/2014 at 12:27 PM

Gordon, for once i totally agree with you..
Taking the missus to see Sheryl Crow as she missed her last time due to illness.
Moray and I aren't holding out for any passes this year either.. although to be honest there aint much we want to see!


manitou - 10/16/2014 at 01:24 PM

going to see Billy Walton on the 28th and the Jim Stapley Band on the 29th... neither part of BluesFest and both much better than whats on at the RAH


Shavian - 10/17/2014 at 07:18 PM

Doyle Bramhall II at SBE on 18 February. No idea about other dates.


Colosseum dates:

23.10.14 I-Collepietra Steinegg Festival
24.10.14 A-Innsbruck Treibhaus
25.10.14 Freiburg Jazzhaus
26.10.14 Karlsruhe Tollhaus
28.10.14 Hannover Pavillon
30.10.14 Wissen Kulturwerk
31.10.14 Barby Rautenkranz
01.11.14 Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus
02.11.14 Mainz Frankfurter Hof
04.11.14 Bochum Bhf. Langendreer
06.11.14 Berlin Kulturbrauerei
07.11.14 Hamburg Fabrik
08.11.14 Worpswede Music Hall
09.11.14 Göttingen Musa
11.11.14 Stuttgart Theaterhaus
12.11.14 Nürnberg Hirsch
13.11.14 Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
14.11.14 Bonn Brückenforum
16.11.14 CZ-Kunovice Festival
18.11.14 Affalter Zur Linde
19.11.14 CZ-Prag Lucerna Music
20.11.14 A-Wien Metropol
21.11.14 A-Salzburg Rockhouse
23.11.14 HU-Budapest Petöfi Hall
06.02.15 Minehead Butlins
25.02.15 Wavendon
26.02.15 Bilston The Robin 2
28.02.15 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Colosseum are lining up with Jon Hiseman, Chris Farlowe, Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade, Mark Clarke and Barbara Thompson.

I thought Thompson had retired years ago through Parkinson's? She did, in 1997, but seems to have been performing again for the past ten years.


Shavian - 11/5/2014 at 01:15 AM

Mike Zito and The Wheel were excellent at the Beaverswood Club in Chislehurst last night.

I enjoyed it more than the couple of RSB shows I've seen. Jimmy Carpenter on sax was a great foil for Mike's guitar. Recommended if they pass your way (see dates above).

Sam Fish was fine in support too.












[Edited on 11/5/2014 by Shavian]


mushroom54 - 11/5/2014 at 09:48 AM

Thats good to know, Gordon.

Mel and me are going to The Tunnels in Bristol next week.


EnglishDarren - 11/14/2014 at 08:02 PM

Robert Plant Monday in Leeds Though he was on Joolz Holland a couple of weeks ago and I wasn't impressed.


JimRudge - 11/15/2014 at 09:15 PM

Looks like Junior Mack could be touring UK with the Heritage Blues Orchestra. Just got my stewarding list for St Georges Bristol and they are there on Weds 3rd June. Nothing on their website yet.


EnglishDarren - 11/30/2014 at 04:47 PM

Gregg Allman single day tickets for Ramblin Man now on sale.Has anyone bought one yet?


EnglishDarren - 12/4/2014 at 08:45 PM

quote:
Gregg Allman single day tickets for Ramblin Man now on sale.Has anyone bought one yet?


Am I the only one thinks this will take place? just wondering do I buy my ticket now or wait?Is anyone else thinking of going?


Shavian - 12/4/2014 at 11:27 PM

The last two times he played in England, he played a curtailed set due to illness the first time and the second time was just before he abandoned a European tour on health grounds. He has since cancelled a one-off show in Norway.

I'm not counting the O2 mini-set after the Muscle Shoals film premier, of course.

It's hard to know whether it will happen. I'm inclined to say it will but I certainly won't be there.




JimRudge - 1/25/2015 at 06:56 PM

Garland Jeffreys - One of my favourite singer/songwriters has a whirlwind tour of the UK in February -

2.22 MR KYPS
POOLE, UK

2.25 THE CELLARS AT EASTNEY
EASTNEY, UK

2.26 THE STABLES
MILTON KEYNES, UK

2.27 NELLS JAZZ & BLUES
LONDON, UK

2.28 BACKSTAGE AT THE GREEN HOTEL
KINROSS, SCOTLAND

3.1 THE MUSICIAN
LEICESTER, UK


harvey - 2/3/2015 at 11:22 PM

Gov't Mule
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
London, United Kingdom
Monday May 25

O2 Priority Tickets on sale Wednesday 4th Feb ... & on general sale Friday 6th Feb @ 9:00am UK

(Note: this is Bank Holiday Monday & School Half Term week for those that may be affected by that)




[Edited on 2/4/2015 by harvey]


JimRudge - 2/4/2015 at 09:22 AM


Pre-Sale tickets for our 2015 European tour are now available at Mule.net! ?#?WheresMyMule?

5/3 at Boederij in Zoetermeer, Netherlands
5/5 at La Cigale in Paris, France
5/8 at Kaufleuten in Zurich, Switzerland
5/11 at Theaterfabrik in München, Germany
5/12 at LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany
5/13 at Kulturbastion Torgau in Torgau, Germany
5/14 at Fabrik Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany
5/16 at Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg in Aschaffenburg, Germany
5/17 at Live Music Hall in Koin, Germany
5/20 at Alcatraz - Milano in Milano, Italy
5/21 at Orion Club in Rome, Italy
5/25 at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London, UK

Got an unreserved seat level 1 for the Empire - £34.72 including all fees and postage. See y'all there.


peach-head - 2/4/2015 at 05:16 PM

Hotel booked. Unreserved seated ticket booked via mule.net.


Shavian - 2/8/2015 at 08:52 AM

I see that Doyle Bramhall at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 18 February has added Rich Robinson as special guest.

I still cannot see many tickets shifting at £30 ish!






JimRudge - 2/10/2015 at 05:42 PM

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Indigo O2 for Bluesfest on 7 November (Same night / time as Dave Matthews - would have though there would have been a lot of cross-over fans there, so not great planning methinks!)

O2 priority starts Weds 9:30am. Public onsale Friday.

As it's a Saturday, I could be tempted to put up with Susan to go hear Derek again if the price is right.

Some German/Danish dates on Ticketmaster at 47 - 85 Euro. If that's reflected in UK prices, no thanks.


Shavian - 2/10/2015 at 06:41 PM

IndigO2 is a fantastic venue for them - so much better than the RAH.

On a Saturday, the trains should be running later too.




[Edited on 2/10/2015 by Shavian]


Rasc - 2/10/2015 at 11:23 PM

That's ridiculous putting them both on the same night, I want to go to both! Given the choice I'm going for TTB over DMB but it seems ludicrous to lose ticket sales like that.


Shavian - 2/11/2015 at 02:19 PM

quote:

Some German/Danish dates on Ticketmaster at 47 - 85 Euro. If that's reflected in UK prices, no thanks.


"Price: £28.90 - £57.10"




EnglishDarren - 2/12/2015 at 09:47 AM

TTB tickets bought Row E Kings Row seat £55 can't wait


Shavian - 2/12/2015 at 05:42 PM

I went for Kings Row too.

It's a great viewpoint with huge comfy seats and worth paying extra for (unlike the nosebleed, side of stage seat I had at the RAH last time!).







peach-head - 2/13/2015 at 03:51 PM

Just booked a ticket for TTB. Got a Kings Row seat. booked a room at the Epsilon Hotel on the other side of the river. Stayed at the Antigallican for Mule last year, it was ok, but basic, so gone a little upmarket this time.

[Edited on 2/13/2015 by peach-head]


manitou - 2/13/2015 at 04:03 PM

got tickets for TTB.. some weird Bluesfest though.. Dave Matthews Band?? Cant see them filling the O2. They might be huge ticket sellers in the USA but no one over here has heard of them, plus the wildly average Jo Harman...?
It'll be interesting to see who they have on day 2.


Shavian - 2/14/2015 at 04:55 PM

"Hello fellow Family and Friends of Sandy (Denny): It's been wonderful to read all the support and enthusiasm here, over upcoming activity surrounding Sandy: Mick Houghton's wonderful biography, the 4-disc box set being released by Universal, next month, etc.

And, as Universal have been encouraging Pat (Donaldson), Gerry (Conway) and me to put a sort of 'Fotheringay revisited' unit together as an aid in promoting all of this, we've done just that, and have some wonderful guests with us in Kathryn Roberts (of Equation, KR and Sean Lakeman), Sally Barker (The Poozies and The Voice), and PJ Wright (The Dylan Project, The Steve Gibbons Band, PJW and Dave Pegg). This is most exciting to all of us involved in the three projects and we now have the following confirmed dates on our calendars:

June 2015

Wednesday 17th: The Bridgewater Halls, Manchester
Thursday 18th: The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Friday 19th: Under the Bridge, London
Saturday 20th: Lowdam Festival, Notts
Sunday 21st ?
Monday 22nd: The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Tuesday 23rd: The Carneigie Hall Dunfermline

These have been arranged in the only 8 day period that was free to all six of us, since we do have quite different agendas and schedules from one another. But we're treating this very seriously and it gives us an exciting opportunity to relive this wonderful side of Sandy's music that, I believe, no one else has covered in all these years. I hope we get close enough to you and you'll be able to join us in a wonderful evening of Sandy's unique and beautiful songs. Besides the two Fotheringay albums, we will also be doing a few selections from Sandy's solo works and, of course Trevor's selections sung by PJ.

Cheers! Jerry Donahue"


Looking forward to seeing this at Stamford Bridge.


Shavian - 2/25/2015 at 06:18 PM

Walter Trout is back!


June

15 - Royal Albert Hall, London (Leadbelly Festival, inc Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones et al)


November

17 - Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

18 - ABC, 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G2 3JA

20 - Picturedrome, Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DA

21 - Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY

24 - Assembly, Spencer Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 3NF

25 - Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE

28 - Carré, Amsterdam


December

01 - Fabrik, Hamburg www.fabrik.de

02 - Kesselhaus, Berlin

03 - RuhrCongress, Bochum

06 - Freiheiz , München






[Edited on 2/25/2015 by Shavian]


manitou - 2/26/2015 at 12:50 PM

I'm glad he's recovering .. but i wont be rushing to see him play. His stuff does nothing for me. People say Bonamassa overplays.. Trout makes him look like Bert Weedon when it comes to that!
Turgid stuff in my book.


Shavian - 2/27/2015 at 08:25 PM

I'm not a big fan, Al, and won't be seeing him but he does have a lot of followers.

He's fine for a £15 evening of live Blues at the Beaverwood club or somewhere and his band is very good (if positively the ugliest assembly of musicians you could fear seeing!).

Anyone else going to see King King at the Borderline on 5 March?






manitou - 2/28/2015 at 09:02 AM

Yeah, moray and I will be at King King.. see you there!


geordielad - 3/13/2015 at 07:38 PM

Drivin' N Cryin' with guest guitarist Warner Hodges, I reckon this will be well worth seeing.

21 Apr 2015 Sheffield, UK Greystones
22 Apr 2015 London, UK Boston Music Room
23 Apr 2015 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
25 Apr 2015 Hengelo, Netherlands Heartland Festival at Metropool Poppodium
26 Apr 2015 The Hague, Netherlands Life I Live Festival
FREE SHOW!
27 Apr 2015 Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands Gebouw-T

29 Apr 2015 Tilburg, Netherlands Paradox

30 Apr 2015 Nijmegen, Netherlands Merlyn

1 May 2015 Hoorn, Netherlands Peticantus

2 May 2015 Groningen, Netherlands R&B Night
With featured guitarist Warner Hodges!


Shavian - 3/14/2015 at 12:07 AM

For Geordielad!


My Morning Jacket (some of the dates don't make sense!)

08/28/2015
Paris, France

08/29/2015
Paris, France

08/30/2015
Paris, France

09/01/2015
Antwerpen, Belgium
Rivierenhof Amphitheatre

09/02/2015
Köln, Germany
Gloria

09/04/2015
Salisbury, United Kingdom
End of the Road Festival

09/04/2015
Stradbally Village, Ireland
Electric Picnic Festival

09/05/2015
Salisbury, United Kingdom
End of the Road Festival

09/05/2015
Stradbally Village, Ireland
Electric Picnic Festival

09/06/2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
The Ritz

09/06/2015
Stradbally Village, Ireland
Electric Picnic Festival

09/06/2015
Salisbury, United Kingdom
End of the Road Festival

09/08/2015
London, United Kingdom
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

09/10/2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paradiso

09/12/2015
Groningen, Netherlands
Take Root Festival

09/13/2015
Berlin, Germany
Lollapalooza






geordielad - 3/14/2015 at 10:36 AM

Cheers Gordon, been a couple of years since I saw MMJ and their last two albums haven't done much for me, but they've never been less than wonderful live. Manchester Ritz looks favourite here I reckon. Festival promoters these days seem to keep the daily lineups under their hats for as long as possible so that might explain the strange look to these tour dates?


JimRudge - 4/23/2015 at 09:37 AM

Bluesfest additions - Tom Jones and Van Morrison (wtf?), but the good news for you Londoners is that Matt Schofield is at Brooklyn Bowl on 8th November.


Shavian - 4/29/2015 at 08:35 AM

It's unlikely that anyone doesn't have it but Amazon are offering the two-disc With A Little Help From My Friends by Govt Mule for £7.16.

It would be unthinkable not to own this at that price!







Shavian - 4/29/2015 at 08:41 AM

Happy Seventh Birthday to this thread!!!!

Since it kicked off with a Terry Reid gig, I'll mention that he's at the Half Moon, Putney on 21 May and, by strange coincidence, is followed the next night by The Doors Alive.






mushroom54 - 5/4/2015 at 06:17 PM

Some good gigs coming up in Autumn/Winter in sleepy old Devizes.

DEVON ALLMAN BAND
MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL.

So my local promoter informs me.


heineken515 - 5/4/2015 at 06:21 PM

Steve 'N' Seagulls:

16.05.2015 · The Great Escape, Brighton (UK)
17.05.2015 · Windmill Club, Rushden (UK)
18.05.2015 · Borderline, London (UK)
19.05.2015 · Talking Heads, Southampton (UK)
20.05.2015 · Queens Hall, Nuneaton (UK)
21.05.2015 · The Red Lion Manningtree, Manningtree (UK)


ABBDutchFan - 5/4/2015 at 09:03 PM

Great Mule show last night over here in the Netherlands (De Boerderij (= The Farm), Zoetermeer).
Venue was sold out. I think it was the first time i saw the Mule selling out a venue over here in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. But if remembered correctly other shows in Germany were sold out in the past too).

And one of the facts that i love going to Mule shows as much as possible is that although this was my 17nd Mule show they still played 7 songs i haven't see them play before. THAT diverse their setlists still are.

05.03.15 Cultuurpodium De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands

SET 1:

Steppin' Lightly >
Any Open Window
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Game Face (with Mountain Jam & Norwegian Wood teases)
Banks Of The Deep End
Birth Of The Mule (with Money For Nothing tease)
Forsaken Savior
Kind Of Bird (with Happy Together & The Wind Cries Mary teases)


SET 2:

Scared To Live
Funny Little Tragedy
If Heartaches Were Nickels
Painted Silver Light >
Drums >
Forevermore
Slackjaw Jezebel > with Hush Intro
Hush >
Slackjaw Jezebel


ENCORE:
Come On Into My Kitchen >
Gonna Send You Back To Georgia


harvey - 5/5/2015 at 10:15 PM

Glad you had a great show, Roger ... are you coming over to London for the show here?


peach-head - 5/12/2015 at 07:17 PM

It looks like Network Rail could be coming out on strike. On the BBC news report it mentioned that this coming Bank Holiday might be the possible date for strike action. This happens to coincide with Mules scheduled show in London. For those of us coming into London by train may well have to try and find alternate travel arrangements. Driving into the Capital for me is out of the question.


harvey - 5/12/2015 at 10:21 PM

I sincerely hope that the b@stard$ don't go on strike ... I have already booked and paid for a return train ticket ... not to mention a non-cancellable hotel in Shepherd's Bush that doesn't have parking facilities ... so travelling by car really isn't an option ...


peach-head - 5/13/2015 at 03:48 PM

If the crap does hit the fan with the trains it looks like it might have to be National Express coaches. Only problem is the fact that it takes 6 hours without any traffic hold -ups, and it being a Bank Holiday looks highly likely. Plus I will lose my 80 quid train fare.


harvey - 5/13/2015 at 04:02 PM

Surely if the trains go on strike you must get your money back?


EnglishDarren - 5/13/2015 at 05:20 PM

I already booked the coach(lucky me) and I am catching the last coach back after the show,as I am going to a wedding on the Tue.


Shavian - 5/15/2015 at 06:19 AM

48-hour strike from 5 PM on Monday 25 May....


harvey - 5/15/2015 at 08:41 AM

quote:
48-hour strike from 5 PM on Monday 25 May....




So ... the good news is my train from Kings Lynn @ 11am getting into London @ 12:30 is running ... so I can get to London for the Mule concert and stay overnight at my pre-booked and pre-paid hotel ...

But ... the bad news is that I cannot get back home the following day !!!





[Edited on 5/15/2015 by harvey]


harvey - 5/15/2015 at 09:38 AM

Just checked the BBC website and according to them it is a 24 hour strike from 5pm on Mon 25th May ...

I sincerely hope that is the case because then I could spend all day Tuesday in London then get a train home in the evening ...


peach-head - 5/15/2015 at 09:40 AM

At least I can get there now. Getting home the next day is a problem. I will have to look into booking a National Express coach to get home. Don't think Virgin will refund my return fare of 40 quid though.


peach-head - 5/15/2015 at 09:40 AM

At least I can get there now. Getting home the next day is a problem. I will have to look into booking a National Express coach to get home. Don't think Virgin will refund my return fare of 40 quid though.


harvey - 5/15/2015 at 10:04 AM

Is there not a train home for you after 5pm on the Tuesday Mike?


peach-head - 5/15/2015 at 01:28 PM

Hi Colin, I could wait until after 5 the following day, but Virgin trains want to rape me to the tune of £154.00. I have bought a ticket on National Express for 30 quid and I have paid an extra fiver to cancel and get my money back should the rail dispute be resolved before next Monday. The only problem with the coach is it will take 11 hours to get home compared to the 2 hours by train.


harvey - 5/15/2015 at 05:55 PM

Wow ... big hike in cost or big hike in travel time ...

The train ticket that I bought was an off-peak open return ... I have to travel down on the Monday 25th ... but can return on any off-peak train within a month of that date ... so as long as they do go back at 5pm on the Tuesday then I should be ok as there are trains every half an hour back up to Norfolk ...

But of course it will be better still for all of us if they can come to an agreement and call of the strike ...


peach-head - 5/15/2015 at 06:23 PM

...I'll second that.


HtoHe - 5/16/2015 at 06:49 PM

Don't know if it's already been mentioned but Slidejules (member here) and his band Northsyde are on the bill for a show at the Half Moon in Putney on the Monday of the Mule gig in aid of the Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund...
Big Mule and ABB fans, Jules and his wife Lorna have given up their tickets for the SBE show to play to raise money for this cause. £10 a ticket in advance or a bit more on the door.
If you can't make Mule maybe pop down and give them some support... if you are going to Mule and feel generous maybe donate the price of a ticket (or more) to DEC.org.uk or similar organisations...
Public service Announcement over!


Shavian - 5/18/2015 at 04:36 PM

What the effing eff?!!!

You wait over six years for the UK release of the 40th Anniversary Beacon DVD and it turns out to be the effing US version - "Playback prohibited by region code"!!!

Sold by Amazon as NTSC, which I now see is the North American system, but also described as "All Regions".

If this DVD is never going to be released in a format viewable outside of the US, the ABB marketing team should be ashamed.

Rant over.

For now....








[Edited on 5/18/2015 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 5/20/2015 at 06:00 AM

I'm coming in on Megabus, for the princely sum of £1.50, scheduled to arrive at Victoria Bus Station at 3:45pm. When I booked the last train (11:30 pm from Paddington), I was told it was bus replacement all the way from Reading to Chippenham, so an extra hour's journey, but the current timetable info is now saying train all the way - here's hoping!

Are we meeting in O'Neill's?


Shavian - 5/20/2015 at 06:22 AM

quote:
I noticed that ONEILLS Irish Pub is no longer on the corner next to the Empire, it has been replaced by the Sindercome Social. Are we still gonna meet up in there on the afternoon, or choose somewhere else.



http://www.thesindercombesocial.co.uk/







[Edited on 5/20/2015 by Shavian]


harvey - 5/20/2015 at 08:35 AM

Hi guys ... I have a request regarding meeting up before the Mule gig ...

As you all know I am from Norwich, and being an NCFC season ticket holder I could have had a ticket for the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley between Norwich & Middlesbrough on Monday afternoon ... however ... had I gone to the game I would only just have made it to the Mule gig and would not have had a chance to catch up with y'all ...

So ... after much soul searching ... I decided not to go to the match but to come into London early so I could meet up with you guys ... it has been a couple of years since the last time after all ... but obviously I still want to see the match ... therefore, instead of the Sindercombe (which was O'Neills) could we please meet in the sports bar which is next to, but the other side of, the Empire ... it was a WALKABOUT ... don't know if it still is ...

I am arriving at Kings Cross by train at lunchtime and will make my way to the Bush and check into my hotel (the Ibis) ... I then intend to go to the WALKABOUT at around 2-30 to watch the Norwich v Boro game ... hope to see you all there ...

077 39 330 310


Shavian - 5/20/2015 at 11:43 AM

That's very friendly of you, Colin.... but I'd rather go to the Sindercombe Social, so see ya!

Seriously, it will be good to catch up with everyone. The Walkabout is a bit rowdy and noisy as I remember. Maybe we can find a quiet corner.

The train strike means I'll have to drive to the tube station so the long day's drinking I had planned may be out of the window!


harvey - 5/20/2015 at 12:27 PM

I agree that the Walkabout is a bit noisy ... I am quite happy to go to another, quieter bar in the area as long as they have SKY TV and are showing the game ... any "locals" have any suggestions?


peach-head - 5/20/2015 at 02:01 PM

Not being a footy fan myself I don't really mind were we meet up. As long as Colin gets to see the match I will meet at any boozer showing the game.


Shavian - 5/21/2015 at 05:34 AM

Shepherd & Flock on Goldhawk Road seems to be a quiet local which has Sky Sports on large screen.

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-1169.php


JimRudge - 5/21/2015 at 02:05 PM

Train Strike is off and I don't care where we meet, but won't get there till after 5 probably, so I'll catch the penalty shoot-out, Colin!


manitou - 5/22/2015 at 06:16 PM

See you there boys.. I'll be down the front with the cameras.. give me a wave :-)


EnglishDarren - 5/22/2015 at 09:58 PM

So which pub did you decide on?


peach-head - 5/23/2015 at 09:46 AM

I think we will leave it up to the footy fans amongst us to decide which pub to meet in. I'll get to my hotel about 2.30.


JimRudge - 5/23/2015 at 03:24 PM

May I suggest that anyone wanting to meet Colin and watch the footy, meet first in the Shepherd and Flock and then go the Sindercombe afterwards for grub.


harvey - 5/23/2015 at 05:41 PM

That sounds good to me Jim ... I will head to the Shepherd & Flock about 2-30

If the pub is no good - for whatever reason - I will send you all a text and let you know

I will not post your full numbers here, but the last four digits I have for you are as follows:

Jim = 2504

Gordon = 1871

Martyn = 4990

Barry = 0462

Mike - I don't have a number for you ?

Please PM or text me if numbers have changed ... my number is the same as it ever was ...

Looking forward to seeing you all there ...


Shavian - 5/23/2015 at 05:56 PM

See you there!

It should only be 5mins to Walkabout if need be.

It's a 3.30 kick-off, right?



mushroom54 - 5/23/2015 at 06:42 PM

Colin,
Mel and I will be in London about 3.30pm, see you in Shepherd and Flock.
Is the Walkabout still a pub ? I dont see any mention on websites.

Game starts at 3pm I think ? Gordon.


Shavian - 5/23/2015 at 06:52 PM

"In October 2013 the building was sold to a property developer, and in 2014 it was the subject of a pre-planning application to demolish the building and replace it with a 16 storey block of flats." (Wiki)




harvey - 5/23/2015 at 10:59 PM

It looks to me like the Walkabout is indeed shut down ...

Also, the Shepherd & Flock looks rather small and according to reports is an old school Irish Bar that tends to show horse racing for the local punters ... not sure if there are any race meetings on Monday ...

Anyway ... if required there is another possible alternative ... opposite Shepherds Bush tube station at the south east corner of the green there is a sports bar called Belushi's ... I will check that out on my way to the Hotel and keep you posted ...

You wouldn't think organising a p!$$ up in a pub would be quite so difficult ... I blame Barry being awol ... he normally has good advice on London pubs ...


Shavian - 5/24/2015 at 08:48 AM

Colin, I can tell you from painful personal experience how hard it is to arrange meet-ups in London pubs to watch football matches on tv!

Especially if it is a Scottish league match not involving the Old Firm when there are English matches on tv at the same time!

Unless you go to a multi-screen sports bar, you're as well to stay at home and watch on your own.

At least your match is the only one being played and televised on Monday, I think.





[Edited on 5/24/2015 by Shavian]


EnglishDarren - 5/24/2015 at 07:23 PM

Well I am just glad that's all clear now


peach-head - 5/25/2015 at 11:59 PM

Excellent gig tonight. Second set was so intense. Loved the Little Bit Of Love tribute to Andy Fraser. Met Warren later outside the gig, an amazing individual, so humble and down to earth.


Shavian - 5/26/2015 at 07:48 AM

Can agree with that, Mike! Glad to hear you met WH after the show.

I think that's by far the biggest crowd for a Govt Mule show I've seen in London. They've been around - The Mean Fiddler, The Forum, Under The Bridge, Brooklyn Bowl - but the SBE was more full than any.

Maybe the holiday weekend brought in more out of towners.

Good to see everyone again!



Shavian - 5/26/2015 at 07:58 PM

Colin - the dTb encore with Butch guesting (SBE 22/4/09) was Anyday!






Rasc - 5/26/2015 at 09:17 PM

Top night but I really wish they'd stop getting poor old Elliot Randall up on stage, he really is 'kin awful.


harvey - 5/27/2015 at 08:14 AM

quote:
Colin - the dTb encore with Butch guesting (SBE 22/4/09) was Anyday!


Ha ha ... talk about great minds ... I just looked that up myself ... my elusive brain cell has popped back into place temporarily and I remember it well now ... and will probably do so for at least a couple of days ...


EnglishDarren - 5/28/2015 at 01:14 PM

quote:
Top night but I really wish they'd stop getting poor old Elliot Randall up on stage, he really is 'kin awful.


LOL I know I should know but who is he? and what do they call the sax player?


claretkid - 5/28/2015 at 03:21 PM

Elliott Randall is/was a session player primarily, but made his name with Steely Dan, playing the solo on Reelin' In The Years. Easily the most famous solo played by any of the 4 up on stage on Monday night i would have thought. I just find him amusing to watch with all his gurning skills . The sax player is Joe McGlohon.

Nice chatting with Harvey in the Ibis bar late on too. Get some Umphrey's on the stereo, Sir !!!


harvey - 5/28/2015 at 10:17 PM

Nice chatting with you too my friend ... an unexpected but very enjoyable extension to what was a great day all round for me ... starting with my hometown team Norwich winning at Wembley!


EnglishDarren - 6/2/2015 at 06:12 AM

Thanks I don't think he could play that solo now

quote:
Elliott Randall is/was a session player primarily, but made his name with Steely Dan, playing the solo on Reelin' In The Years. Easily the most famous solo played by any of the 4 up on stage on Monday night i would have thought. I just find him amusing to watch with all his gurning skills . The sax player is Joe McGlohon.


JimRudge - 6/3/2015 at 11:13 PM

quote:
Looks like Junior Mack could be touring UK with the Heritage Blues Orchestra. Just got my stewarding list for St Georges Bristol and they are there on Weds 3rd June. Nothing on their website yet.


What a great gig! Thoroughly recommended for those of you that can get to the gigs in Liverpool (Friday) and London Jazz Cafe (Sunday). Nice to have a quick chat with Junior beforehand. Just shows that they take note of what's on here as he asked me if it was me who had posted on HTW about tonight's gig. If you want to talk to them before the gig you'll probably find them in the nearest Nandos! They were certainly quite in praise of the Bristol Park Street one throughout the show.

[Edited on 3/6/2015 by JimRudge]


EnglishDarren - 6/4/2015 at 12:33 PM

Going to the show in Leeds tonight Really looking forward.

What a great gig! Thoroughly recommended for those of you that can get to the gigs in Liverpool (Friday) and London Jazz Cafe (Sunday). Nice to have a quick chat with Junior beforehand. Just shows that they take note of what's on here as he asked me if it was me who had posted on HTW about tonight's gig. If you want to talk to them before the gig you'll probably find them in the nearest Nandos! They were certainly quite in praise of the Bristol Park Street one throughout the show.

[Edited on 3/6/2015 by JimRudge]



Shavian - 6/21/2015 at 07:11 AM

I'd never heard of Otis Grand before but I thought he stole the show at the Walter Trout benefit show last year. And that was playing under-rehearsed with the house band.

I see that he is playing Under The Bridge (Chelsea F.C.) on Friday 22 January.

Early bird tickets are just £10 which could, even this early, be the bargain of 2016!



Shavian - 6/23/2015 at 05:28 AM

Here are some more bargains!

The free lunchtime jazz sessions at the Cadogan Hall return this summer. It's a cool way to spend a hot summer's day!


http://www.cadoganhall.com/tour-dates/out-to-lunch-2015//?utm_source=email& amp;utm_medium=email150622&utm_campaign=otl2015&dm_i=1OE8,3HCL2,AVD ZWB,CGSXZ,1





[Edited on 6/23/2015 by Shavian]


Shavian - 7/3/2015 at 02:15 PM

Sonny Landreth - Under The Bridge - 26 October (£22).

I will go but I must say I got bored last time I saw him at The Borderline.




manitou - 7/4/2015 at 11:04 AM

Gordon.. youre a hard man to please...

I was at that Borderline gig.. one of the loudest ive ever been to.. was deaf for a week


Shavian - 7/15/2015 at 09:48 AM

RSB at Boom Boom Club, Sutton Tue 21 July.

Also

07/16/15 Le Havre Festival Moz’aique France
07/17/15 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois Guitar en France
07/18/15 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival United Kingdom
07/20/15 Clitheroe The Grand United Kingdom
07/23/15 Barcelona Sala Barts Spain
07/24/15 Madrid Circo Price Spain
07/25/15 San Javier San Javier Jazz Festival Spain
07/26/15 Pamplona Zentral Spain
07/28/15 Lindewerra Gemeindesaal Germany
07/29/15 Hamburg Downtown Blues Club Germany
07/31/15 Burg Burg Herzberg Festival Germany
08/01/15 Worpswede Worpswede Music Hall Germany



hippy69 - 7/15/2015 at 02:25 PM

The Royal Southern Brotherhood are playing the Boom Boom club in Sutton on 21st July. Too far out for me as I can't get back unless I miss the end of the show but thought I'd give you guys a heads up.

When did Devon Allman and Mike Zito leave the band?


JimRudge - 7/16/2015 at 06:36 PM

Jason Isbell - January 2016.

JAN 6 Oslo, NO
JAN 7 Stockholm, SE
JAN 8 Göteborg, SE
JAN 9 Copenhagen, DK
JAN 11 Berlin, DE
JAN 12 Hamburg, DE
JAN 13 Köln, DE
JAN 15 Amsterdam, NL
JAN 16 Brussels, BE
JAN 18 Paris, FR
JAN 19 Brighton, GB
JAN 20 Bristol, GB (@ Trinity - I'll be there!)
JAN 22 London, GB Shep Bush Empire
JAN 23 Manchester, GB
JAN 24 Glasgow, GB


alans - 7/17/2015 at 10:55 AM

Thanks for that Jim. I love Jason!!!

On another note can anyone recommend accommodation in London for the TTB show in November. I ll be with some pals who ve hooked onto that particular bandwagon and I m looking forward to having a few with my southern pals coz it,s been a while


Shavian - 7/17/2015 at 01:14 PM

Glad to hear you will be coming down, Alan!



harvey - 7/17/2015 at 01:57 PM

Gordon, I don't know if you are still holding a spare ticket for TTB, but sadly I can't make that date so please do not hold on to it for me ... sorry

I hope that Warren plays London so I can get down again to see you guys ...


Shavian - 7/17/2015 at 02:37 PM

Okay, Colin. Sorry to hear that but thanks for letting me know.



Shavian - 7/22/2015 at 09:51 PM

Congratulations to Slidejules and his Northsyde bandmates on their nominations in the British Blues awards.

Hope to catch them at the Ealing Blues Festival this weekend!



JimRudge - 7/24/2015 at 03:03 PM

Warren Haynes ft. The Ashes & Dust Band (Jeff Sipe & ChessBoxer)

Nov. 03 // Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 06 // Blues Festival in Frederikshavn, Denmark
Nov. 08 // Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany
Nov. 15 // Cafe de la Danse in Paris, France
Nov. 18 // La Traverse in Cleon, France

Plenty of room between 8th and 15th to hop across to the UK. 10th and 12th still available at Shepherds Bush, not fussed about venue apart from please not either of the O2 venues (for travel reasons). Here's hoping.........


Shavian - 7/29/2015 at 12:41 PM

For JimRudge -

Graham Parker & The Rumour

OCT 11 - Bristol / O2 Academy
OCT 12 - Southampton / The Brook
OCT 14 - Holmfirth / Picturedome
OCT 15 - Leamington Spa / Assembly
OCT 17 - London / The Forum






Shavian - 7/29/2015 at 12:46 PM

Warren Haynes update -

Nov 3
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 4
Tobakken
Esbjerg, Denmark

Nov 6
Blues Festival
Frederikshavn, Denmark

Nov 8
Kesselhaus
Berlin, Germany

Nov 12
Blues Alive
Sumperk, Czech Republic

Nov 15
Cafe De La Danse
Paris, France

Nov 18
La Traverse
Cleon, France

Nov 19
North Sea Jazz Club
Amsterdam, Netherlands




Shavian - 7/30/2015 at 08:36 AM

£3?

THREE FLIPPING UK POUNDS?!!!!

With free postage on orders over £20, you could transform the listening habits of seven friends for £21!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fillmore-East-Allman-Brothers-Band/dp/B000003CMB/re f=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1438245083&sr=8-4&keywords=allman+brothers





manitou - 7/31/2015 at 10:48 AM

Hey Gordon, are you going to go see 68-75 when they come over? Moray and I will be there.. (probably a good reason to avoid I guess!!)


manitou - 7/31/2015 at 10:50 AM

Anyone going to see Dawes?.. theyve Duane Betts on guitar.. makes a huge difference to the band. The London show is sold out though :-(
and i havent got a ticket.


Shavian - 7/31/2015 at 01:29 PM

If you are desperate to see Dawes, they are supporting My Morning Jacket at Shepherds Bush on 8 September.

Is Duane Betts in the band? I thought he was only guesting on the Letterman Show.

I've never heard of 68-75 (but it was a classic period in music!). I'll have to investigate....



Shavian - 8/3/2015 at 10:39 AM

Warren Haynes - St John's, Smith Square, London

Sat 21 November - Tickets... £33 - £44 (WOW!!!)

Classy, classical music venue.


JimRudge - 8/3/2015 at 09:52 PM

quote:
Warren Haynes - St John's, Smith Square, London
Sat 21 November - Tickets... £33 - £44 (WOW!!!)
Classy, classical music venue.


I'm in F15. Looks very similar to St George's Bristol where I steward, so if you can avoid it, don't go to the sides upstairs as the view will be very restricted/non-existent! Also in my experience at St G's you don't want to be too near the front (sorry, Gordon!) as, while the sound will be pristine for classical concerts, any use of amplification battles against the natural acoustics of the building and you're better off a few rows back. The soundman will earn his corn that night if he gets it right. Hope they use a local guy with knowledge of the building.


harvey - 8/3/2015 at 10:51 PM

Just got a couple of tickets ... but it was hard work ... I wish TM would let you chose seats ... initially I went for best seats at top price and it kept offering me front row BUT seats 1 & 2 which are right at the side and behind a pillar ... couldn't get it to throw any alternatives my way ... so eventually I went for second best price and got Row H Seats 10 and 11 which are pretty central (just a couple of rows behind you Jim) so I decided to take those ... sound should be better there and I won't get a stiff neck from looking up at the stage ...

See you guys there! ... once I find out where the place is that is


Shavian - 8/3/2015 at 11:08 PM

That thought occurred to me, Jim, as did the question why two seats front and centre were free when most of the rows behind were sold! I don't get front row very often so what the hell!

I booked through Eventim, Colin, and had no problems at all. I'm registered with them so they notified me of the show. Worth a thought as you don't get any of the retyping gibberish that you get with TM, get 15 mins to complete purchase and can pay with PayPal.

Smith Square is in Westminster, five minutes from Parliament.

No stiff neck, Colin, as the stage is only a couple of feet high! And the stalls aren't raked so I hope you aren't sitting behind someone with an Afro!










[Edited on 8/3/2015 by Shavian]


EnglishDarren - 8/4/2015 at 04:49 AM

F20 I couldn't work out if it's a good seat or not but at least I am in.


harvey - 8/4/2015 at 07:47 AM

quote:
That thought occurred to me, Jim, as did the question why two seats front and centre were free when most of the rows behind were sold! I don't get front row very often so what the hell!

I booked through Eventim, Colin, and had no problems at all. I'm registered with them so they notified me of the show. Worth a thought as you don't get any of the retyping gibberish that you get with TM, get 15 mins to complete purchase and can pay with PayPal.

Smith Square is in Westminster, five minutes from Parliament.

No stiff neck, Colin, as the stage is only a couple of feet high! And the stalls aren't raked so I hope you aren't sitting behind someone with an Afro!



Thanks for the info Gordon ... I will check out Eventim. TM is ok from the notification and booking point of view as I am registered with them ... but the problem is you can't choose seats - you just get offered what they consider to be the best ... which I have an issue with when they think sitting on the end of the front row behind a pillar is best ... but I'm happy with Row 8 in the centre ... at 6'1" I'll take my chances with the Afro ...


canuckABBfan - 8/4/2015 at 08:06 AM

quote:
Is Duane Betts in the band? I thought he was only guesting on the Letterman Show.


He's in the band for this tour.


Shavian - 8/4/2015 at 08:44 AM

Mike Zito is back in October/ November -


10/15/15 - 10/17/15 Oslo -> Kiel + Kiel -> Oslo Colorline Blues Cruise
10/17/15 Olso Buckley’s Oslo Blues Club Norway
10/17/15 Lillestrom Skedsmo Blues Club Norway
10/22/15 - 10/25/15 Svalbard Dark Season Blues Festival Norway
10/28/15 Evesham The Iron Road, Evesham United Kingdom
10/29/15 Derby The Flower Pot United Kingdom
10/30/15 Newcastle The Cluny United Kingdom
11/01/15 Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms United Kingdom
11/03/15 London 100 Club United Kingdom
11/04/15 Wolverhampton Robin 2 United Kingdom
11/05/15 Chislehurst The Beaverwood Club United Kingdom
11/06/15 Sutton The Boom Boom Club United Kingdom
11/07/15 Devizes Long Street Blues Club United Kingdom
11/09/15 Bonn Harmonie Bonn Germany
11/10/15 Bensheim The Rex Germany
11/12/15 Enschede Nixenmeer Netherlands
11/13/15 Weert De Bosuil Netherlands
11/14/15 Hannover Blues Garage Germany


And The Nimmo Brothers - Alan from King King and brother Stevie with a very ABB sound:


Sep 17 Thu Milton Keynes The Stables (MK17 8LU)
Sep 18 Fri Southampton The Talking Heads (SO17 2TD)
Sep 19 Sat Devizes Long Street Blues Club (SN10 1NW)
Sep 20 Sun Sutton Boom Boom Club
Sep 21 Mon Worthing Worthing Pier (BN11 3PX)
Sep 22 Tue Chislehurst Beaverwood Club
Sep 24 Thu Sheffield The Greystones (S11 7BS)
Oct 01 Thu Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (EH2 2AA)
Oct 02 Fri Aberdeen Cafe Drummond (AB10 1JR)
Oct 03 Sat Glasgow Oran Mor (G12 8QX)
Oct 04 Sun Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny (NE1 2PQ)
Oct 08 Thu Kendal Bootleggers Bar (LA9 4AB)
Oct 10 Sat Corby The Raven Hall (NN17 1AG)
Oct 17 Sat Derby Flower Pot





[Edited on 8/4/2015 by Shavian]


JimRudge - 8/4/2015 at 03:34 PM

quote:
Thanks for that Jim. I love Jason!!!

On another note can anyone recommend accommodation in London for the TTB show in November. I ll be with some pals who ve hooked onto that particular bandwagon and I m looking forward to having a few with my southern pals coz it,s been a while


Try the Holiday Inn Express - there's one near the 02. Been in there twice and got a reasonable rate of around £80 B&B(Continental) for the room, although that's about 4 years ago now. There are family rooms that'll take 3 adults (although maybe not officially). Alternatively, try Stratford or West Ham areas as they're on the Jubilee line going in the opposite direction of most folks leaving the O2 and a bit out of town so you may get a deal.

Not a great fan of TTB so giving this a miss. Glad I made that decision, with the Warren date now two weeks later. 2 out of 3 Saturdays in London would have taken some negotiation! All the best, Alan, sure we'll meet again sometime!


[Edited on 4/8/2015 by JimRudge]


claretkid - 8/4/2015 at 07:00 PM

Went so far in the Ticketmaster process for the Warren Haynes London gig. £45 !!!! I'm drawing the line this time, ticket, trains, hotel, beer and food, and its best part of £200 bloody quid. I like the album...but not THAT much.


alans - 8/4/2015 at 08:06 PM

Thank for the advice Jim I lll check out the accommodation you suggest. . Disappointed I'll miss you at ttb but I lol catch you sometime I m sure. My son lives in Holland these days and Alison says the only chance I lol have to see warren would be in Amsterdam so I lol not see you there. Sorry about all the lols blame it on my inability to work the spellchecker on the iPad


peach-head - 8/6/2015 at 02:53 PM

I was going to have to give this show a miss as I would not be able to get the time off work, but what the hell, I'm going, got a ticket for G22 through eventim.


peach-head - 8/6/2015 at 05:05 PM

Hotels in the region seem a bit pricey, anyone got any suggestions, or fancy sharing.


harvey - 8/7/2015 at 09:21 AM

If I were going on my own I would have gone by train, but as Jan is coming with me I have decided to drive to London as it is the cheapest option. I have therefore booked a hotel in Seven Sisters Road opposite Finsbury Park, as it is easy to get in by tube from there and means I don't have to drive too far into the centre of London.

Still not very cheap where we are staying Mike, but it is our Anniversary weekend, so Jan and I are going to make a day of it and go to the Celtic Exhibition at the British Museum in the afternoon before meeting up with you guys pre-show.

What I suggest Mike is that you look at a tube map and see what line is convenient for getting to and from the gig and also the station you are arriving at, and then see if there are any cheap hotels available on the outer edge of Underground Zone 2.


peach-head - 8/7/2015 at 06:32 PM

Colin, I think that is what I will probably do. Don't even mind paying for a cab to get me to a cheaper albeit a decent hotel further from the venue. I asked my dept Manager today could I take the Saturday as my day off, he said no, so I went to the Store Manager and explained to him my circumstances. He said he knew that people had lives outside of work and didn't see it as a problem, so I said to him could I take it as a days holiday, he agreed and signed my form. Don't think my dept Manager will say much to me tomorrow, but do I care, not a jot. It is Warren Haynes we are going to see after all.


JimRudge - 8/24/2015 at 11:05 AM

So who needs a ticket (Seat F15) for Warren in London on November 21st? :-( Bloody weddings!


Shavian - 8/26/2015 at 11:11 AM

Laurence Jones and Sam Fish are touring in November. A photogenic pairing if ever there was one!


Nov 09 Mon - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium

Nov 10 Tue - Southampton Brook (SO17 3SD) From: £16.50

Nov 11 Wed - Wolverhampton Robin 2 (WV14 7LJ) From: £16.50

Nov 12 Thu - Derby Flower Pot (DE1 3DZ) From: £14.75

Nov 13 Fri - London The Borderline (W1D 4JB) From: £17.43


Sam Fish also has a few dates in Germany and Sweden:


Tue 3 November - Greensclub Im Rheinenergiestadion, Cologne, Germany

Wed 4 November - Event Center Landhaus Walter Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg, Germany

Fri 6 November - Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany

Sat 14 November - Droskan, Umeå, Sweden





Shavian - 9/23/2015 at 06:47 PM

Lots of artists performing for free added to Bluesfest at 02 London on 7 & 8 November.

No details of times and venues, unhelpfully.

Saturday:

•Bernie Marsden
•Big Joe Louis
•Laurence Jones
•Big Boy Bloater
•The Boom Band
•The Bluejays
•The Excitements
•Mudcats Blues Trio
•Catfish
•Paddy Milner
•VerseChorusVerse
•The Cold Heart Revue

Sunday:

•Georgie Fame
•Marcus Bonfanti
•The Blues Band
•Lauren Housley
•Dr Feelgood
•Ian Siegal Band
•Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project
•Leftennant
•Chris Farlowe
•Darrel Higham
•Danny Toeman
•Lisa Marini
•Matt Woosey
•Half Deaf Clatch
•Mollie Marriott


geordielad - 10/18/2015 at 01:16 PM

Newcastle Cluny website is showing the Devon Allman Band, Sat 20th Feb. Nothing for the UK on Devon's site but I would imagine you London lot will be getting a show around that time.


mushroom54 - 10/18/2015 at 02:50 PM

Devon is down as playing my home town Devizes the following Saturday, so sure to be in UK for at least 10 days.


peach-head - 10/22/2015 at 04:38 PM

My ticket eventually arrived today. Also had an e-mail from AXS that the door opening time has changed to 6.30.p.m.


EnglishDarren - 10/23/2015 at 07:00 PM

Me too that's an early start I bet they are on stage for 7:30


Shavian - 10/24/2015 at 07:38 AM

Looking at the acts taking part in free shows around the O2 during the day. I expect Bernie Marsden is the most likely to sit in, but you never know.

Matt Schofield may be in the building a day early, I suppose.


harvey - 10/24/2015 at 08:38 AM

quote:
Looking at the acts taking part in free shows around the O2 during the day. I expect Bernie Marsden is the most likely to sit in, but you never know.

Matt Schofield may be in the building a day early, I suppose.


Matt Schofield is a friend of Derek and Susan ... he sat in with Susan briefly during her gig at the 100 Club a few years ago ... so I wouldn't be at all surprised if he was there ...

Hope you guys all enjoy the show ... sadly I cannot make it but I (and Janet) will be down in London for Warren's gig next month ...


manitou - 10/30/2015 at 06:50 PM

Moray and I are going to TTB and Warren,see you guys there.


Shavian - 11/1/2015 at 12:04 PM

Devon Allman at Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst on 16 March.





Shavian - 11/1/2015 at 12:15 PM

quote:
Mike Zito is back in October/ November -

11/03/15 London 100 Club United Kingdom



I was all set to go to this but everything now shows him playing Yardbirds in Grimsby that night!

Just as well I checked.



alans - 11/3/2015 at 10:14 AM

Hi Guys

Who is going to TTB at the weekend, are there any preshow drinkies and if so where

Al


peach-head - 11/3/2015 at 05:20 PM

Hi Alan, all the usual reprobates will all be there, not sure which watering-hole we are gonna meet up in, but I will be there between 3 and 4 pm.


alans - 11/3/2015 at 08:14 PM

Hi mike. Will you post when u have info


Shavian - 11/3/2015 at 08:40 PM

Here's the Bluesfest free gig details:

http://www.prudentialbluesfest.co.uk/news/free-daytime-shows-added-prudenti al-bluesfest-lineup?c=crm_mpbs_BluesFestFreeShows_021115



peach-head - 11/5/2015 at 09:51 AM

Off the top of my head Alan...
Myself.
Martyn.
Mel.
Gordon.
Darren.

Fell free to add your name to the list with any suggestions about which pub/bar/eaterie we could meet up in on the afternoon.


alans - 11/5/2015 at 11:26 AM

My name is added as well as a couple hanger on friends Don't know the watering holes though


JimRudge - 11/5/2015 at 04:03 PM

Anyone need a ticket (Seat F15) for Warren in London on 21st? Giving you lot first dibs before it goes on one of these dodgy resale sites.


Shavian - 11/5/2015 at 06:03 PM

quote:
Off the top of my head Alan...
Myself.
Martyn.
Mel.
Gordon.
Darren.

Fell free to add your name to the list with any suggestions about which pub/bar/eaterie we could meet up in on the afternoon.



I would love to spend the afternoon at the O2 watching Laurence Jones, Bernie Marsden etc but I've got some pretty heavy family stuff going on and will probably just make the show with its early start.

I'll watch out for suggested meet-up venues just in case I get there early.




mushroom54 - 11/6/2015 at 07:57 AM

Mel and myself are going to try and get to O2 early to see some of the free concerts, so will be having a drink & meal in the O2 complex, very dear but thats London for you.


alans - 11/6/2015 at 08:48 AM

Shipping out this morning and will probably do that


harvey - 11/6/2015 at 09:55 AM

I seem to recall that there is a "Slug & Lettuce" bar there that Jan and I had a snack and a drink in that wasn't too bad ... well by London standards that is ...

Hope you all have a great time ... look forward to seeing you at Warren's gig in a couple of weeks ...


peach-head - 11/6/2015 at 03:49 PM

Sorry you can't make it this time Colin, see you in a couple of weeks. I'm going to try and get to the 02 for about 3ish if possible. Martyn, let me know which free shows you and Mel will be attending and I will try and meet up with you both.


peach-head - 11/6/2015 at 03:56 PM

Sorry you can't make it this time Colin, see you in a couple of weeks. I'm going to try and get to the 02 for about 3ish if possible.
Martyn, let me know which free shows you and Mel will be attending and I will try and meet up with you both.
I'm off to see Blackberry Smoke at Manchester Academy 1 tonight with a couple of friends, so need to get home by midnight for some beauty sleep as my train is at 10.30 in the morning from Warrington Bank Quay.


mushroom54 - 11/6/2015 at 08:55 PM

Mike, the 2 bands Mel and I want to see are on in the Brooklyn Bowl between 12oclock and 3.30 so you probably wont be there by then. I would also like to see Derek and Susan Questions and answer session which is on between 4.30 and 5.15 but dont know at which venue. We will be milling around the Brooklyn Bowl and the entrance so we should see you around some time. I think ive got your mobile no so will ring you after 3.30. Mart.


EnglishDarren - 11/6/2015 at 10:04 PM

Not sure what time I will get there but see you all who are sitting in the Kings seats.


peach-head - 11/7/2015 at 08:36 AM

Thanks Martyn. See you later.


peach-head - 11/8/2015 at 01:26 PM

Such a brilliant, if not superb gig last night. The band certainty did Joe Cocker proud. Nice to spend the afternoon with Martyn and Mel. Alan, sorry I didn't meet up with you at the venue, hope you enjoyed the gig. Nice to briefly chat with Darren and Gordon. Colin, you missed a great days entertainment. The Q &A with Derek and Susan was a highlight, such a down to earth couple. See you all in two weeks for Warrens show in Lomdon.


Shavian - 11/8/2015 at 06:01 PM

Good to see you too, Mike, and Marytn and Mel.

I only got to the O2 at 7 so missed out on all the (free) daytime fun. I'll watch out for The Boom Band!!

I'd be quite happy if all gigs were at the IndigO2 - comfy seats, great view and it's not a bad journey for me. Like a more comfortable, more convenient Shepherds Bush Empire with much better sound!

I really enjoyed the show. I thought the overall standard was so high that there was fewer standout moments. The Beatles' Something was a surprise and so true to the original that it fell a bit flat in the room. The Letter was good and, when Matt Schofield didn't appear at that point, I knew he wouldn't!

I don't follow their setlists so didn't expect Bird On The Wire but Susan and back-ups breathed new life into a bit of an old dirge.

The highlight for me was Midnight In Harlem, (a) because it's still their best song and (b) the extended instrumental intro gets better and better.

The new song I Want More seemed a bit routine until it broke out into a great instrumental coda led by Kofi on Flute.

I feared they would tackle With A Little Help From My Friends only because it meant Susan taking on "that" scream which was quite painful! She was on top form all night and I couldn't fault her vocals but I wish she had spared us that moment!

Derek was a bit overshadowed by his missus, I thought. He seemed very restrained in the second set especially with few solos. What he did was still top notch, of course. I found myself wondering if I would go to see this band without D & S and I think it would still be a hell of an outfit. It was fascinating to watch the drummers and everyone else was right on top of their jobs.

Great evening's entertainment. Looking forward to the new album now which could be their mainstream breakthrough if they can capture their live energy on tape in the studio.










[Edited on 11/8/2015 by Shavian]


alans - 11/8/2015 at 09:03 PM

Hi guys sorry I missed most of you, Martin and Mel the only people I knew that I bumped into. We were downstairs among the rabble and suspect most of you were up the stairs. Won't catch you at the warren gig because my son lives in Holland these days and I managed to wangle a trip to Amsterdam to coincide with his gig there. Realy enjoyed tttb and the other acts I managed to catch and I'll see you next time


harvey - 11/9/2015 at 09:39 AM

quote:
Such a brilliant, if not superb gig last night. The band certainty did Joe Cocker proud. Nice to spend the afternoon with Martyn and Mel. Alan, sorry I didn't meet up with you at the venue, hope you enjoyed the gig. Nice to briefly chat with Darren and Gordon. Colin, you missed a great days entertainment. The Q &A with Derek and Susan was a highlight, such a down to earth couple. See you all in two weeks for Warrens show in London.


Glad you guys all had a great time ... wish I could have been there with you ... look forward to catching up with you all in a couple of weeks ...

btw ... does anyone know a good bar near to Warren's gig?








[Edited on 11/9/2015 by harvey]


Shavian - 11/9/2015 at 11:11 AM

quote:


btw ... does anyone know a good bar near to Warren's gig?




You'll be lucky, Colin! It's all Civil Service departments and office buildings around there. Not at all lively.

I'll look at some of my pub guides but one of the watering holes in Whitehall - Westminster is the nearest Tube station anyway - may be best.



EnglishDarren - 11/9/2015 at 05:59 PM

Really enjoyed the show I thought the set had something for everyone,with regards to the venue it was OK but would rather of seen them at the Shepherds Bush Empire or even the Brooklyn Bowl.


BillyBlastoff - 11/17/2015 at 05:21 PM

Looking forward to hearing your reviews of the Warren show. Glad so many of you had a great time at TTB!


manitou - 11/17/2015 at 11:20 PM

I thought TTB were amazing.. had my photo pass and had to remind myself to take photos!.. I was standing there just soaking in the sound.
Photos here if anyone fancies looking.
go full screen.. http://redcap.viewbook.com/portfolio-music/album/tedeschi-trucks-band-blues fest-2015

going to Warren on Saturday.. give me a wave boys :-)


manitou - 11/17/2015 at 11:21 PM

I thought TTB were amazing.. had my photo pass and had to remind myself to take photos!.. I was standing there just soaking in the sound.
Photos here if anyone fancies looking.
go full screen.. http://redcap.viewbook.com/portfolio-music/album/tedeschi-trucks-band-blues fest-2015

going to Warren on Saturday.. give me a wave boys :-)


harvey - 11/18/2015 at 09:50 AM

Some classic shots there Al ... you certainly know how to capture Derek and Susan's character ...

I have a spare ticket for Warren's show on Saturday (Jim Rudge can't make it) ... so let me know if anyone is interested ... Row F


harvey - 11/18/2015 at 09:50 AM

quote:
quote:

btw ... does anyone know a good bar near to Warren's gig?



You'll be lucky, Colin! It's all Civil Service departments and office buildings around there. Not at all lively.

I'll look at some of my pub guides but one of the watering holes in Whitehall - Westminster is the nearest Tube station anyway - may be best.



Jan and I are visiting the Celtic Exhibition at the British Museum in the afternoon and will travel down from there - arriving at Westminster Tube around 5pm.

There is a pub almost next door to Westminster tube station on Bridge St - St Stephen's Tavern - so that might be a convenient place to meet up. Haven't been in there for years but it used to do a decent pint and pub grub.

Any of you London geezers got any other knowledge of the local boozers?


Shavian - 11/18/2015 at 12:02 PM

As I thought, the immediate surroundings of the venue are a parched wasteland.

There is St Stephen's Tavern as mentioned by Colin, the Red Lion around the corner in Whitehall and the Westminster Arms.

This is in Storey's Gate which runs between the QEII Centre and Central Hall, across Parliament Square. It's a bit away from the tourist drag so may be quieter but it seems to have a very small bar area.

I've got no preference - all three are parliamentary watering-holes so don't expect pool tables, juke boxes and wall-to-wall sports tv!





[Edited on 11/18/2015 by Shavian]


harvey - 11/19/2015 at 11:58 PM

Thanks for the input Gordon ... I have been in the Red Lion before and it is good but the bar is really small ... as is the Westminster Arms ...

I am travelling down South tomorrow for a works re-union in Reading ... so unless anyone has any real objections ... as it is the closest to the Westminster Tube I intend to be in St Stephen's Tavern around 5pm or so on Saturday ... my phone number is still the same if you want to contact me ... hope to see y'all there ...








[Edited on 11/20/2015 by harvey]


peach-head - 11/20/2015 at 07:11 PM

Hi Colin, I'll be there, and I am assuming Martyn and Mel and possibly Gordon will too.


peach-head - 11/21/2015 at 02:41 PM

Hi Martyn, hope you get this before this evening. Meeting up with Colin in the St. Stephens Tavern. Is this ok with you and Mel or are you drinking elsewhere.


EnglishDarren - 11/22/2015 at 07:00 AM

What a great Warren Haynes show last night,sorry I didn't have time to hang about afterwards but needed to catch the last coach back to Leeds.


peach-head - 11/22/2015 at 09:51 AM

Hi Darren, nice to catch with you last night before the gig, don't blame you for darting off after the show to make your coach home.


Shavian - 11/22/2015 at 02:47 PM

Good to catch up with everyone, if only briefly in some cases.

I enjoyed the show and, sitting front row centre, it was good to watch Warren at close range.

Unfortunately, his guitar, drums and bass dominated the mix for me so that the other instruments were muffled. I don't know how the sound was further back. The venue didn't seem ideal for amplified music!

Nice short set by Chessboxer in support too. Talented guys!





harvey - 11/24/2015 at 11:47 PM

Great weekend away in London ... enjoyed catching up with everybody before / during / after the show ... look forward to the next time - hopefully somewhere with a drinking hole close to the venue so that Martyn & Mel can join in too ...

The sound was fine where we were sitting in Row H Gordon ... but we didn't get a plectrum so at least you have something to show for your front row experience ...

The only comment I would make regarding the sound is that it was a little bit too loud at times for that auditorium ... given that it is an old church where choral works are often put on, the acoustics were far more suited to an "acoustic" performance, so I was surprised that Warren played electric guitar for most of the show ...

That being said, it still rates as the best show of the year for me ... hope to see you all again soon ...


ABBDutchFan - 11/28/2015 at 12:17 AM

Colin, the same apllies to the show in Belgium i saw on tuesday the 17th. Probably my fave concert of 2015 and although i expected Warren playing electric guitar for most of the show i also expected a few accoustic songs. The sound at the Belgium venue was also too loud but the instruments were well balanced in the mix.


manitou - 11/28/2015 at 07:54 PM

H2He and I now have our own music blog.

http://plungermusic.tumblr.com/

We basically review and photograph any band we like, in any genre.
And sometimes we tell you if we dont like something!

Check it out if youve time guys.


ABBDutchFan - 11/29/2015 at 10:02 AM

quote:
H2He and I now have our own music blog.

http://plungermusic.tumblr.com/

We basically review and photograph any band we like, in any genre.
And sometimes we tell you if we dont like something!

Check it out if youve time guys.




Very nice blog with some very cool pics and well written reviews. I just added PLUNGER to my favorites.
Cool stuf!


harvey - 11/30/2015 at 04:20 PM

quote:
quote:
H2He and I now have our own music blog.

http://plungermusic.tumblr.com/

We basically review and photograph any band we like, in any genre.
And sometimes we tell you if we dont like something!

Check it out if youve time guys.



Very nice blog with some very cool pics and well written reviews. I just added PLUNGER to my favorites.
Cool stuff!


Ditto ... nice job Al (& Moray) ...


peach-head - 12/31/2015 at 04:19 PM

Devon Allman has announced a European tour for 2016.
Just got a couple of tickets for the Warrington gig on the 19th Feb.
It say Warrington but technically its Newton-Le-Willows, a town in itself. And its only 9 miles away.

02/11/16 Leiden Gebr. de Nobel: Poppodium Netherlands
02/12/16 Zwolle Hedon Netherlands
02/13/16 Uden De Pul Netherlands
02/14/16 Alkmaar Victorie Netherlands
02/16/16 Chislehurst Beaverwood United Kingdom
02/17/16 Aldershot West End Centre United Kingdom
02/18/16 Evesham Iron Door United Kingdom
02/19/16 Warrington True Blues United Kingdom
02/20/16 Newcastle The Cluny United Kingdom
02/21/16 Aberdeen The Tunnels United Kingdom
02/22/16 Edinburgh The Caves United Kingdom
02/24/16 Sutton Boom Boom Club United Kingdom
02/25/16 Milton Keynes The Stables United Kingdom
02/26/16 Derby Flower Pot United Kingdom
02/27/16 Devizes Long Street Blues United Kingdom
02/28/16 Ilminster Square & Compass United Kingdom
02/29/16 Wolverhampton Robin 2 United Kingdom
03/11/16 Peymeinad Blues Night France
03/12/16 Le Thor Le Sonograf’ France
03/17/16 Cleon La Traverse France
03/18/16 Massy Centra Paul B France
03/19/16 Riotord Climax Club Legend France
03/20/16 Beaumont En Véron Le Temps des Crises France
03/21/16 Differdang TBA Luxembourg
03/22/16 Comines TBA Belgium
03/23/16 Villerest Satellit Café Roanne France
03/24/16 Annecy L’ Arcadium France
03/25/16 Guyancourt La Batterie France
03/26/16 Montbéliard Atelier des Môles France


Shavian - 2/18/2016 at 05:34 PM

Govt Mule show in London on 12 May "upgraded" to the Forum in Kentish Town "due to demand".

Nothing to do with the roof still being unsafe, then?!

Anybody who sees the Forum as being an upgrade fro the Shepherds Bush Empire needs to take a good look at themselves.



harvey - 2/18/2016 at 06:29 PM

Well that's effing great ... I have a hotel booked in Shepherds Bush so I could just stagger across the road from the pub after the show !!!

I assume our already purchased tickets are valid ... but what is the layout of the Forum ... we have tickets for Level 1 balcony which has disabled lift access for Mel ... does anyone know the format of this venue?






[Edited on 2/18/2016 by harvey]


EnglishDarren - 2/18/2016 at 07:38 PM

I have also booked a hotel round the corner from the Empire ffs and it's none refundable


Shavian - 2/18/2016 at 09:29 PM

The Forum has a single unreserved seating balcony. Bench seats - none too comfortable.

The website seems silent on access. The Ticketmaster website says "O2 Forum Kentish Town takes the needs of disabled customers and those with specific access requirements very seriously and actively encourages all patrons to attend the events scheduled at the venue."

I bet they effing well do!

Mule have played there before - we were downstairs standing and the balcony wasn't even open.




harvey - 2/18/2016 at 10:45 PM

Oh yes ... I remember now Gordon ... it was the show that they did a lot of Dead stuff at that I didn't particularly enjoy ... but Mart and Mel thought it was great because they are into the Dead ... I seem to recall there was a fairly decent boozer just down from the venue on the opposite side of the road ...


peach-head - 2/19/2016 at 12:11 PM

I have also booked a hotel opposite the SBE. I think I can cancel without paying. Or would it just be simpler for us all to keep the hotel reservations we already have and get the tube back to Shepherds Bush Green. Will have to look at hotels in Kentish Town just on case.


peach-head - 2/19/2016 at 04:52 PM

Hi Darren, Colin and myself are going to keep our hotels in Shepherds Bush. So if you want to do the same then the three of us can travel back on the tube together after the gig.


EnglishDarren - 2/19/2016 at 06:45 PM

Thanks sounds like a plan


geordielad - 2/21/2016 at 03:54 PM

Anybody else seeing Devon on this tour? Cracking show in Newcastle last night. Nice mixed up set, although I wasn't too fussed on the Clapton and Marley covers ( Forever Man, No Woman) Great to hear Honeytribe's Mahalo again and finished with a rip roaring version of One Way Out. The Cluny is a small venue but I was pleased to see the place packed. The beer was flowing and all in all, a fine night out.


EnglishDarren - 2/21/2016 at 06:30 PM

I have never seen Devon Allman and was thinking of going to Derby next Friday


Shavian - 3/1/2016 at 06:14 PM

Victor Wooten - Under The Bridge, Wednesday 29 June.

Not much scheduled for the Brooklyn Bowl these days, I note.



peach-head - 3/2/2016 at 10:37 AM

quote:
Anybody else seeing Devon on this tour? Cracking show in Newcastle last night. Nice mixed up set, although I wasn't too fussed on the Clapton and Marley covers ( Forever Man, No Woman) Great to hear Honeytribe's Mahalo again and finished with a rip roaring version of One Way Out. The Cluny is a small venue but I was pleased to see the place packed. The beer was flowing and all in all, a fine night out.


Saw Devon on the 19th in Warrington to a small but sold out crowd. Met him outside afterwards all on his own and not a soul around. Had a little chat and a handshake. An all round decent guy. Enjoyed the gig, whole band seemed to be having a blast. Have seen a couple of local players over the last couple of nights here in Dublin whilst on a short break with Janet. Mainly doing covers but not too bad at it.


Shavian - 3/10/2016 at 10:20 AM

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Manchester Club Academy Wed, 31/08/16
19:30 Tickets from £22.00

London Jazz Cafe Thu, 01/09/16
9:00 Tickets from £24.75




ABBDutchFan - 3/11/2016 at 06:47 PM

anybody going to:

Mar 14 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ KOKO - London, United Kingdom

Saw them last friday in my hometown and they were awesome. 2 hours 45 minutes. Chris in fine voice and N. Casal killin' it on the guitar. Playing a bunch of new songs from the upcoming album. More uptempo songs played then expected. Recommended!


Shavian - 4/13/2016 at 03:51 PM

New Govt Mule and Warren Haynes & Ashes Dirt Band dates:

GOV'T MULE

7 MAY OSPEL, NTL MOULIN BLUES
8 MAY HENGELO, NTL METROPOOL
9 MAY LUXEMBOURG, LU DEN ATELIER
10 MAY CLEON, FR LA TRAVERSE SOLD OUT
12 MAY LONDON, GB O2 FORUM
13 MAY BRISTOL, GB O2 ACADEMY
14 MAY HOLMFIRTH, GB PICTUREDROME SOLD OUT
17 MAY FRANKFURT, DE BATSCHKAPP
18 MAY ULM, DE ULMER ZELT FEST
19 MAY BERLIN, DE HUXLEY'S
20 MAY HAMBURG, DE FABRIK
21 MAY AARHUS, DK TRAIN

WARREN HAYNES AND THE ASHES & DUST BAND

9 JULY SUWALKI, PL SUWALKI BLUES FESTIVAL
11 JULY VIENNA, AU PORGY & BESS
12 JULY NUREMBERG, DE SERENADENHOF
13 JULY PRATTEIN, CH Z7
15 JULY MUNICH, DE TOLLWOOD FESTIVAL
16 JULY COLOGNE, DE KANTINE
17 JULY UTRECHT, NL TIVOLI
19 JULY SOUTHAMPTON, GB THE 1865
20 JULY MILTON KEYNES, GB STABLES
22 JULY EDINBURGH, GB EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL
23 JULY HOLMFIRTH, GB PICTUREDROME
24 JULY KENT, GB RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR


I'm thinking of Southampton, although The Stables is a great venue, apparently.



CanadianMule - 4/13/2016 at 04:17 PM

Love you all getting shows but the Mule disappears over there every summer. Oh well.

Enjoy!


harvey - 4/13/2016 at 04:19 PM

If Devon Allman + Mike Zito + Charlie Wooten were still in RSB then I would travel the 150 miles down to London in a shot to see them ... without them I'm afraid I wouldn't go further than the bottom of my road ...


EnglishDarren - 4/13/2016 at 04:30 PM

3rd row center booked for the Stables to go along with my Holmfirth ticket


Shavian - 4/13/2016 at 04:34 PM

quote:
Love you all getting shows but the Mule disappears over there every summer. Oh well.

Enjoy!



Thanks!

It makes up for the ABB never visiting after 1991!




[Edited on 4/13/2016 by Shavian]


harvey - 5/9/2016 at 10:13 PM

Hi guys ... looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday ...

What is the name of the pub near to the Kentish Town Forum that we are going to meet at?


peach-head - 5/10/2016 at 05:36 PM

Hi Colin, I think its called the Assembly House.

[Edited on 5/10/2016 by peach-head]

[Edited on 5/10/2016 by peach-head]


EnglishDarren - 5/10/2016 at 08:08 PM

Not sure what time I get there I am downstairs so will need to there pretty early.


harvey - 5/10/2016 at 10:26 PM

quote:
Hi Colin, I think its called the Assembly House.


Hi Mike ... I think that is the pub we all met in last time Mule played at Kentish Town ... but this time Barry suggested one next to The Forum so that Mel would be able to walk to the venue ... I think it might be the Bull & Gate ...

My train is due in at Kings Cross at 2:35 so I hope to be checking into my hotel at Shepherds Bush at around 3:30 ... I'll give you a call when I'm there ...


peach-head - 5/11/2016 at 09:10 AM

Hi Colin. Sounds good to me. See you tomorrow.


peach-head - 5/11/2016 at 02:59 PM

Darren, check your PM's.


EnglishDarren - 5/11/2016 at 08:48 PM

quote:
Darren, check your PM's.


Thanks


harvey - 5/13/2016 at 10:29 PM

Very enjoyable night last night ... great to catch up with all the usual suspects ...

Sound was not very clear at the start (at least where I was sitting) ... too loud for the acoustics of the auditorium I think ... but it improved greatly later on ... especially for the excellent second set ...

SET 1
World Boss
Blind Man In The Dark
Steppin' Lightly
Rocking Horse
Stoop So Low
Larger Than Life
Thorazine Shuffle
-----------------
SET 2
Banks of The Deep End
Time To Confess
Trane / Eternity's Breath / St. Stephen's Jam
Stage Fright
No Need To Suffer
Dreams
Slackjaw Jezebel
-----------------
ENCORE
Fallen Down / The Other One Jam
I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home (with Bernie Marsden - guitar and Joe McGlohon - sax)


geordielad - 5/14/2016 at 07:50 AM

Great looking set Colin. Looking forward to Holmfirth tonight. My first time at this venue that I've heard so many good things about. Bernie Marsden, wow! Not seen him for years but I used to be a huge fan back in the days when Whitesnake was a blues band.


alans - 5/14/2016 at 07:56 AM

I,m leaving for Holmfirth soon. Hope I see some old friends


manitou - 5/14/2016 at 09:37 AM

Nice to see you guys at the Forum. The Sound downstairs was better and in the pit it was pretty good too!.. shame i cant say the same about the lights

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beaconrun/26935538361/in/dateposted-public/


peach-head - 5/15/2016 at 01:18 PM

GOV'T MULE...HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME, UK...14/05/16.

Guests: Bernie Marsden

SET ONE
1 Mr. Man
2 Mr. High & Mighty
3 Broke Down On The Brazos >
4 Tributary Jam
5 Which Way Do We Run
6 Thelonius Beck
7 Unring The Bell with Shakedown Street tease
8 Endless Parade
9 Presence Of The Lord
10 Devil Likes It Slow
11 No Reward
12 Thorazine Shuffle
13 Driving Rain with Smoke On The Water tease
14 I'm A Ram >
15 Love Me Do >
16 I'm A Ram
ENCORE
1 Need Your Love So Bad with Bernie Marsden
2 Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City > with Bernie Marsden
3 The Thrill Is Gone > with Bernie Marsden
4 Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City with Bernie Marsden
5 Wishing Well with Bernie Marsden

Last nights setlist was a belter. Warren played Kossoffs Gibson Les Paul on the encores. Bernie Marsden aquired the guitar in the 70's. Warren mentioned that Bernie must have some serious blackmail photos to have managed to have the guitar in his possession.

Hope you enjoyed yourself Darren. And I managed to chat to alans before the show.


Shavian - 5/15/2016 at 02:03 PM

Good stuff! Glad you enjoyed, Mike.

The encore looks great.

Good that the provinces got some shows too.


Shavian - 6/30/2016 at 09:39 AM

This hardly seems worth mentioning any more but the line-up for BluesFest 2016 has been announced.

At the O2 again from 28-30 0ctober, the headliners are Bill Wyman's 80th Birthday Bash, Bad Company/ Richie Sambora, and Van Morrison/Jeff Beck.

Walter Trout, Jo Harman etc playing the IndigO2 and Brooklyn Bowl.

zzzzzzzzz

The original format at the RAH - week-long with multiple day-time acts, talks and "stroller" tickets - was fantastic.

What it has developed into is a travesty.








[Edited on 7/2/2016 by Shavian]


manitou - 7/3/2016 at 11:55 AM

yeah its a terrible line up.. Bad Co were going to be playing there anyway so they tried to build the festival round them.. theyve panicked and got all sorts of rubbish like Bob Geldof too. not going to be rushing over there unless theres some good stuff on during the day. Here's what we think of it on our blog.
https://tmblr.co/Zc96bk28Uz1EV


Shavian - 7/4/2016 at 12:50 PM

Devon Allman Band


08/31/16 Borderline London UK
09/03/16 Hell, Norway Norway Blues Festival Norway
09/09/16 Oslo Buckleys Norway
09/10/16 Oslo Buckleys Norway
09/16/16 Berlin Quasimodo Germany
09/17/16 Lindewerra Gemeindesaal Germany
09/18/16 Hamburg Downtown Blues Club Germany
09/20/16 Dortmund Musiktheater Piano Germany
09/21/16 Nurnberg Hirsch Germany
09/22/16 Bensheim Musiktheater Rex Germany
09/23/16 Winterbach Strandbar 51 Germany
09/24/16 Zurich Live!NCham Switzerland
09/26/16 Bonn Harmonie Bonn Germany


manitou - 7/6/2016 at 08:41 AM

Ha! the classic US band Euro tour.. ive quite a few tshirts where it reads.. Germany,Germany,Germany,Germany,Germany,Italy, Poland, France, ( and the one and only date ) London.


manitou - 7/6/2016 at 08:43 AM

Robben Ford and Jimmy Vaughan are on at Bluesfest.. that should be good


Shavian - 7/6/2016 at 09:28 PM

quote:
Ha! the classic US band Euro tour.. ive quite a few tshirts where it reads.. Germany,Germany,Germany,Germany,Germany,Italy, Poland, France, ( and the one and only date ) London.



Just wait until we leave the EU!

Actually, there may be more UK dates added as London isn't even listed on DA's website yet.


manitou - 7/7/2016 at 09:02 AM

Robben Ford is at Under the Bridge on Monday. Think we'll be there.


Shavian - 7/18/2016 at 08:05 AM

I'm going to see Warren Haynes at Milton Keynes on Wednesday 20th if anyone else is going (mushroom54?).



mushroom54 - 7/18/2016 at 12:02 PM

See you Wednesday Gordon. We will probably be there about 6 oclock.


ABBDutchFan - 7/18/2016 at 07:43 PM

Setlist for Warren's show last night in Utrecht, Netherlands:

(Enjoy the UK dates Peachheads!!!!!)

Is It Me or You

Patchwork Quilt
(Phil Lesh & Friends song)

Beat Down the Dust

Skin It Back
(Little Feat cover)

Blue Sky
(The Allman Brothers Band song)

Blue Maiden's Tale

Company Man

Mars, the Bringer of War
(Gustav Holst cover)

Ohio
(Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)

Coal Tattoo

Stranded in Self Pity

New Year's Eve

All Along the Watchtower
(Bob Dylan cover)

Troubled Mind Jam

Instrumental Illness
(The Allman Brothers Band song)

Drums
(Jeff Sipe)

Spots of Time
(Les Brers in A Minor tease)

Encore:
Jessica
(The Allman Brothers Band song)

Above setlist is from the WWW and is incorrect or incomplete.
Angel Band was also played. Not sure if it was an extra song or one of the songs above was skipped.
Most of the songs above were played for sure; not 100% sure about "Coal Tattoo".


EnglishDarren - 7/19/2016 at 11:44 AM

quote:
I'm going to see Warren Haynes at Milton Keynes on Wednesday 20th if anyone else is going (mushroom54?).




I am going


alans - 7/19/2016 at 05:32 PM

Anyone going to warrens show in Edinburgh can join our pre show at the cask and barrel in west Preston street. Love the album and really looking forward to it


Shavian - 7/19/2016 at 07:45 PM

quote:

Mars, the Bringer of War
(Gustav Holst cover)



Er....what?!

Difficult to imagine.


Shavian - 7/19/2016 at 07:47 PM

Enjoy the show, Alan.

Nice to have one in your ain midden!


ABBDutchFan - 7/19/2016 at 09:04 PM

quote:
quote:

Mars, the Bringer of War
(Gustav Holst cover)



Er....what?!

Difficult to imagine.



Yep, it was a lenghty "tease" that preceeded "Ohio" (CSN&Y) and also concluded that song. Actually before that segment was played they already teased CSN&Y. Here's a youtube clip of "Mars, the Bringer of War". The part that was played by WH and the A&D Band starts around the 04:20 minute mark. It was mainly the heavy sound of the standing bass played with a bow and the heavy / bombastic drum pattern played by Jeff Sipe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I


alans - 7/20/2016 at 02:29 PM

Enjoy the show, Alan.

Nice to have one in your ain midden!

Thanks Gordon











Shavian - 7/21/2016 at 12:39 AM

Great show by WH at The Stables, Milton Keynes. Much stronger than the set in London at the end of last year, I thought. Just over three hours with no interval.

One More Cup Of Coffee from Dylan's Desire album was a nice surprise; obvious really, if you think of Scarlett Rivera's violin parts.

Brief appearance by Bernie Marsden (who else?) in the encore.

Really liked the venue (aside from the catering and bar arrangements!). Easy one-hour drive home too, capped off by the ABB's Midnight Blues shuffling on to my ipod at 00.03

Unfortunately, I was sitting next to the only two "talkers" in the room. I think they were on their first date! I overheard before the start that her previous concert-going experience was Take That in Hyde Park (in hindsight, I should have moved seats at that point).

After a few lagers and deciding that the music was quite good after all, much whooping at inappropriate times followed. They recognised Jessica but couldn't place it so the phones came out to Shazam it. Unfortunately for them, the band were into a jam by that point and Shazam was useless!

Good to see Martyn, Mel and Darren again. Enjoy Holmfirth!






[Edited on 7/21/2016 by Shavian]


EnglishDarren - 7/21/2016 at 07:16 AM

quote:
Great show by WH at The Stables, Milton Keynes. Much stronger than the set in London at the end of last year, I thought. Just over three hours with no interval.

One More Cup Of Coffee from Dylan's Desire album was a nice surprise; obvious really, if you think of Scarlett Rivera's violin parts.

Brief appearance by Bernie Marsden (who else?) in the encore.

Really liked the venue (aside from the catering and bar arrangements!). Easy one-hour drive home too, capped off by the ABB's Midnight Blues shuffling on to my ipod at 00.03

Unfortunately, I was sitting next to the only two "talkers" in the room. I think they were on their first date! I overheard before the start that her previous concert-going experience was Take That in Hyde Park (in hindsight, I should have moved seats at that point).

After a few lagers and deciding that the music was quite good after all, much whooping at inappropriate times followed. They recognised Jessica but couldn't place it so the phones came out to Shazam it. Unfortunately for them, the band were into a jam by that point and Shazam was useless!

Good to see Martyn, Mel and Darren again. Enjoy Holmfirth!

Well put Just a great show Glad you got home OK and I think Holmfirth is going to warm if this weather keeps up






[Edited on 7/21/2016 by Shavian]


harvey - 7/21/2016 at 11:16 PM

quote:
Great show by WH at The Stables, Milton Keynes. Much stronger than the set in London at the end of last year, I thought. Just over three hours with no interval.

One More Cup Of Coffee from Dylan's Desire album was a nice surprise; obvious really, if you think of Scarlett Rivera's violin parts.

Brief appearance by Bernie Marsden (who else?) in the encore.

Really liked the venue (aside from the catering and bar arrangements!). Easy one-hour drive home too, capped off by the ABB's Midnight Blues shuffling on to my ipod at 00.03

Unfortunately, I was sitting next to the only two "talkers" in the room. I think they were on their first date! I overheard before the start that her previous concert-going experience was Take That in Hyde Park (in hindsight, I should have moved seats at that point).

After a few lagers and deciding that the music was quite good after all, much whooping at inappropriate times followed. They recognised Jessica but couldn't place it so the phones came out to Shazam it. Unfortunately for them, the band were into a jam by that point and Shazam was useless!

Good to see Martyn, Mel and Darren again. Enjoy Holmfirth!


Glad you all enjoyed a great show ... if only Warren had played somewhere like Cambridge rather than MK then I could have joined you ... it is actually easier for me to get to London than MK ... ah well ... hope to see you all again sometime this year ... maybe Gregg will do London in support of his new album ???


alans - 7/21/2016 at 11:30 PM

One of our gang can't go to the Edinburgh show tomorrow because of medical issues. Anyone need a face value ticket in the cabaret area


peach-head - 7/22/2016 at 04:29 PM

Glad the Milton Keynes show went down well with those that attended, myself and a close friend are off to Holmfirth Picturedrome for tomorrows show. Hopefully catch up with Darren, Martyn and Mel.
Mel, did you get my text?


Shavian - 7/24/2016 at 08:18 AM

Devon Allman Band

08/31/16 Borderline London UK
09/03/16 Hell, Norway Norway Blues Festival Norway
09/06/16 Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst UK
09/09/16 Oslo Buckleys Norway
09/10/16 Oslo Buckleys Norway
09/16/16 Berlin Quasimodo Germany
09/17/16 Lindewerra Gemeindesaal Germany
09/18/16 Hamburg Downtown Blues Club Germany
09/20/16 Dortmund Musiktheater Piano Germany
09/21/16 Nurnberg Hirsch Germany
09/22/16 Bensheim Musiktheater Rex Germany
09/23/16 Winterbach Strandbar 51 Germany
09/24/16 Zurich Live!NCham Switzerland
09/26/16 Bonn Harmonie Bonn Germany


Updated to show a date in Chislehurst in the middle of the Norwegian leg.

If you say so, Pete.....



Shavian - 7/24/2016 at 08:24 AM

Mike Zito & The Wheel are at the Boom Boom Club, Sutton on Tue 27 September.

Expect there will be other UK dates.




[Edited on 7/24/2016 by Shavian]


peach-head - 7/24/2016 at 11:26 AM

Enjoyed Warrens show last night in Holmfirth. Met up with Martyn and Mel outside the pub (where else) next door to the venue, briefly met Darren in the queue. 2 hours 30 last night, shorter than usual due to the curfew. Overall a really good show with some great material, especially enjoyed the Macs Gold Dust Woman and the Jessica encore. The whole band was really tight and on form. So, hopefully we might all meet up later in the year for TTB or Gregg Allman. Fingers crossed.


Shavian - 7/27/2016 at 07:45 PM

Latest additions to Bluesfest - Maxwell and Mary J Bilge*.

Absolute WTF?!

* Inadvertent typo....


Shavian - 8/27/2016 at 11:51 AM

A while ago, someone gave me a Music Listography - somewhere to respond to a list of music topics. You know the kind of thing - "The Saddest Songs In The World", "Advice That You Follow From Lyrics"....it's American, of course!

I didn't bother with it for a long time but recently I went to work on the "Places You've Seen Live Music" page. I found that the page wasn't nearly big enough before long!

I've tried to confine it to dedicated music venues and not pubs and bars which have live music occasionally, although some are borderline (no pun intended!). And also to keep it indoors so no festivals or, in my case, the Tower of London moat.

There's probably places I've forgotten - maybe even whole towns, cities and countries - but it was fun to do if you want to join in.


New York - Beacon Theatre, Madison Square Garden, Irving Plaza, Tramps, BB King's

Paris - Theatre Mogador, Theatre Le Palace, Pavillon Baltard, Pavillon de Paris, Theatre des Champs Elysees

San Francisco - Lou's Pier 47

Glasgow - Green's Playhouse/ Apollo, Kelvin Hall, Electric Garden, Clouds

East Kilbride - Olympia

Brighton - Dome

Manchester - MEN Arena

Edinburgh - Usher Hall, Students' Union

Durham - Students' Union

Newcastle - City Hall

Torquay - Town Hall

Reading - Hexagon Theatre

Basingstoke - Anvil

Milton Keynes - Stables

Chislehurst - Beaverwood Club

Twickenham - Cabbage Patch (Eel Pie Club/ TwickFolk Club)

Thames Ditton - Ram Folk Club

Kew - Boathouse

London (deep breath!) - Hammersmith Odeon, Shepherd's Bush Empire, 100 Club, Marquee, Borderline, IndigO2, Mean Fiddler, The Forum, Brooklyn Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel, Academy Islington, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, King's Place, Leicester Square Theatre, Rainbow Theatre, Under The Bridge, Bush Hall, Astoria, LSO St Luke's, Barbican, St Giles' Cripplegate, St John's Smith Square, Alley Cat, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Charlotte Street Blues Bar, Half Moon Putney, Bull's Head Barnes, Troubadour, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Electric Ballroom, The Garage, Spitz, Cecil Sharp House, Green Note....

I keep thinking of more! I need to go to Ronnie Scott's some time.

I'm quite proud that I've never been to Wembley Arena or the O2 and I hope to keep it that way!




[Edited on 9/24/2016 by Shavian]


geordielad - 8/28/2016 at 01:47 PM

Cracking idea Gordon. Ok, I'm in. So no stadiums then? and I'll keep mine to venues I attended as a punter.

Glasgow - Apollo, Mayfair, Broadcast

Edinburgh - Playhouse, Odeon, Electric Circus

Newcastle - City Hall, Mayfair Ballroom, Riverside, Cluny, Dingwalls, Broken Doll, Trillians

s*nderland - Empire, Mayfair

Middlesborough - Town Hall

Redcar - Coatham Bowl

York - University, Duchess Of York

Holmfirth- Picturedrome

Bradford - University

Leeds - Uni Refectory, First Direct Arena, Duchess Of York

Manchester - Apollo, M.E.N. Academy, Ruby Lounge

Liverpool - Empire

Sheffield - City Hall

Derby - Assembly Rooms

Nottingham - Rock City

Retford - Porterhouse

Birmingham - Odeon, NEC

Norwich - UEA

Cambridge - Corn Exchange

London - Hammy O, Roundhouse, Forum/T&C Astoria, Mean Fiddler, Electric Ballroom, Brixton Academy, Underworld, Ally Pally, Albert Hall, The Marquee, Ahhh The Marquee, and the New Marquee...and the new, new...failed Marquee!! Hare and Hounds Islington!!! Thing is, I moved to London in 1987 purely so I could go and see bands 5 nights a week....unless there was something interesting turned up on a Monday or a Tuesday

Bringing a few memories back! more later when some recall hopefully kicks in and I've not even heard of some of those London venues Gordon, despite living there for 24 years.

Sydney - Enmore Theatre, Annandale Hotel, Manley Boatshed

Wollongong- Entertainment Center

Adelaide - Bridgewater Hotel

New York- Beacon Theatre, Cat Club

Buffalo - Seneca Skyrooms......ok I'm reaching now..

Chicago- Metro

Manchester NH. Poison, in some car park....really reaching...

Columbus OH - Newport Music Hall

Fort Lauderdale FL- Sunrise Music Theatre. 1981 Blackfoot, Danny Joe Brown Band, Savoy Brown. First gig i saw in the U.S.













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Shavian - 8/28/2016 at 04:34 PM

Good stuff, Keith. You get around!

I thought you would have had a lot of US venues.

Anyone going to see Devon Allman at the Borderline this week?

Martyn - are you and Mel still going to the Boomfest tomorrow? Or did I read on Facebook that Mel is going into hospital this week?

Best wishes to him.






[Edited on 8/28/2016 by Shavian]


geordielad - 8/30/2016 at 08:17 PM

quote:
Good stuff, Keith. You get around!

[Edited on 8/28/2016 by Shavian]



My early 20s seemed to be mostly spent piling into a Transit van and heading off to see some gig or festival....Usually Rory Gallagher.


Shavian - 8/31/2016 at 01:29 PM

quote:

Manchester NH. Poison, in some car park....really reaching...




Reaching? Or retching....?!


geordielad - 8/31/2016 at 05:25 PM

quote:
quote:

Manchester NH. Poison, in some car park....really reaching...




Reaching? Or retching....?!




Until I had the misfortune to catch Bernie Torme in some pub i can't remember the name of on The Holloway Rd a few years ago, That Poison gig was comfortably the worst show I'd ever seen!


JimRudge - 9/8/2016 at 11:25 AM

OK, Gordon - that was a pleasing exercise (bored at work yesterday!). Did have to refer to my ticket stubs last night before posting today, which gave me another 25 venues.

I've included any gigs that I've pre-paid for, so that does include pub-type venues as well as classical venues, but not ballet or musicals. No stadiums or festivals. Over 100 venues in 24 towns or cities.

Glasgow:
Green’s Playhouse/Apollo
Clouds
Barrowlands
Kelvin Hall
Pavilion
King’s Theatre
Tiffany’s
The Garage
Mayfair
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
City Hall
Theatre Royal
Renfrew Ferry
The Plaza
SECC

Bristol:
Colston Hall
Academy
St Georges Bristol
The Lantern
The Fleece
Thekla
Louisiana
St Bonaventures Social Club
Anson Rooms/Bristol Uni
Victoria Rooms
Bierkeller
Stop The Bus
Hippodrome
Spiegletent
Bristol Cathedral

London:
Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Mean Fiddler
Borderline
Clapham Grand
O2 Arena
IndigO2
Wembley Arena
Earls Court
Brooklyn Bowl
The Orangey
Islington Academy
Under The Bridge
Bush Hall
Hammersmith Odeon/Apollo
The Forum/Town & Country Club
Leicester Square Theatre
Royal Festival hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Royal Albert Hall
Astoria
Barbican
Hope & Anchor
Nashville Rooms
Roundhouse
Sadlers Wells Theatre
Jazz Café
London Palladium
Commonwealth Institute
Coliseum
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Koko
Brixton Academy

Birmingham:
National Exhibition Centre
Barcaycard Arena
Academy
Symphony Hall

Cardiff:
Motorpoint Arena
St David’s Hall
Glee Club
Buffalo Bar
New Theatre

Edinburgh:
Usher Hall
Playhouse

Bath:
Chapel Arts Centre
Pavilion
Spiegletent
Forum

Swindon:
Arts Centre
12 Bar
Victoria Bar

Manchester: Apollo

Oxford:
Academy
Playhouse

Ayr: Pavilion

Lerwick, Shetland: Clickimin Centre

Liverpool: Philharmonic Hall

Poole: Mr Kyps

Bournemouth: Academy

Newport:
NCLA
Newport Centre

Chippenham:
Causeway Arts Centre
Neeld Hall

Cheltenham: Town Hall

Newbury: New Greenham Arts centre

Devizes:
Town Hall
Corn Exchange
Long Street Blues Club

Paris: Le Palais des Congres

Toronto: Molson Amphitheatre

Montreal: Place des Arts

New York:
Beacon Theater
B.B. King’s
Tramps


Shavian - 9/8/2016 at 04:20 PM

Quite a list, Jim!

Have you not been to the Cheese and Grain in Frome?


JimRudge - 9/9/2016 at 08:46 AM

quote:
Have you not been to the Cheese and Grain in Frome?


No, not yet - did try to get a Bonamassa ticket around the time of Sloe Gin, but was too late. May go and see King King there in November if it doesn't clash with anything else. The wife saw the Bay City Rollers there earlier this year!!


Shavian - 9/9/2016 at 04:28 PM

I bet that was a load of sh....angalang!




Shavian - 9/24/2016 at 08:40 AM

TTB Mainland Europe dates

Mar 17 - TonHalle Munchen
Mar 18 - Kongresshaus Zurich
Mar 19 - Alcatraz, Milano
Mar 22 - E-Werk, Köln
Mar 24 - Tempodrom, Berlin
Mar 25 - Bluesdays, Nürnberg
Mar 26 - Tollhaus, Karlsruhe
Mar 30 - Cirque Royal, Brussels
Mar 31 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
Apr 3 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt
Apr 4 - Stadthalle, Tuttlingen
Apr 5 - Longhorn oder Theaterhaus, Stuttgart
Apr 7 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen
Apr 8 - Værket, Randers


EnglishDarren - 9/25/2016 at 02:02 PM

What do you think the chances are of UK dates?


peach-head - 9/26/2016 at 02:12 PM

Lets hope so Darren. Maybe they could play after the last of these dates or even the 27th,28th or 29th March.


EnglishDarren - 9/27/2016 at 05:34 PM

Berlin on the 24th of March booked(Just in case they don't hit the UK)


JimRudge - 10/4/2016 at 09:19 PM

With having splashed out on Who tickets for 30 March and 12 April, the timing is a bit crap for me, but I don't need much of an excuse to pass on TTB, but I do miss watching Derek make that guitar sing.... Much rather go see John Prine who is over here (London, Glasgow, Manchester) in April as well. With 2 overnights already booked for the Who, that ain't gonna happen!


Shavian - 10/5/2016 at 06:37 PM

I've always got a spare bed, Jim!


JimRudge - 10/6/2016 at 03:18 PM

quote:
I've always got a spare bed, Jim


More to do with abandoning Mrs R too often over a short period, Gordon - but thanks all the same.


peach-head - 10/9/2016 at 12:04 PM

Robin Trowers UK Tour continues throughout the month of October. If you wanna catch him live I suggest you snap up a ticket. We went along to Chester Live Rooms last night to see him and his band. Not been to the Live Rooms before and I was pleasantly surprised, and its only a half hour drive away. Its only a small place, holding about 300 with a small stage in one corner of the room with a decent bar at the back. Sound was really good although the vocals were slightly lost in the mix from the overhead P.A system. Support came from the Stevie Nimmo Trio who went down very well playing bog standard Blues Rock originals, with the encore stealing a snippet from the Allmans Jessica.


Shavian - 10/18/2016 at 07:47 AM

If TTB don't schedule a UK date soon, I might go to Amsterdam.

The show is on Friday 31 March at the Heineken Music Hall, which is in the same complex as the Amsterdam ArenA, where Ajax play Feyenoord on the Sunday.

Sandwich in a day downtown bar-crawling and culture-seeking at the van Gogh museum or Rijksmuseum and it would make for good weekend.

Heck, I might go to Amsterdam even if they do schedule a London date!






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ABBDutchFan - 10/18/2016 at 08:55 PM

My spouse and i will be at the HMH show in Amsterdam. 7th row left of the center (were i guess Derek will be positioned ). Be aware that this is a seated show with reserved seating, so no general admission / no standing for the floor. While buying tickets there's an option to pick available seats which you prefer.

Also some additional advice if you consider buying tickets: the Heineken Music Hall (which has fantastic accoustics BTW!) will have a new name starting from 01-01-2017. New sponsorship deal. New name will be AFAS Live. Stupid name if you ask me and a big mistake that Heineken didn't extend that deal. So you might see tickets advertised with the new venue name but it's the same place!


harvey - 10/18/2016 at 10:54 PM

Just back from an excellent Wishbone Ash gig at a local theatre ... great set rounded of with a sparkling rendition of "Phoenix" for an encore ... had forgotten how good this stuff is !!!


manitou - 10/20/2016 at 02:30 PM

Is Andy Powell still playing a flying V?


harvey - 10/21/2016 at 09:27 AM

quote:
Is Andy Powell still playing a flying V?



Yes Al ... he has a couple of them ... and Muddy Manninen plays a tobacco burst les paul ... sweet harmonies ...


peach-head - 11/24/2016 at 04:59 PM

I am being dragged along to the Live Rooms in Chester tonight by my wife to watch The South, formerly The Beautiful South. Recently seen Ian Hunter play a barnstorming set at theTivoli in Buckley, which is in North Wales. This coming Saturday at the Citadel in St. Helens we are going to see Mostly Autumn, a really good prog band with a great female vocalist.


Shavian - 12/3/2016 at 07:22 PM

I decided to splash out tickets for three shows in the recent London Jazz Festival. I used to listen to a lot more jazz and this seemed to like a good opportunity to hear some of the best players live.

I've also been very disappointed by some Blues-Rock shows I've been to recently. I left the Sonny Landreth, Devon Allman and Walter Trout sets ridiculously early, bored by what I was hearing. For me, the pleasure in live music is having to concentrate on how the players are interacting and the shifting tempos and moods and what I was hearing was formulaic and bland. And much too loud in Landreth's case.

On the other hand, I loved the freshness of the Marcus King Band at BluesFest.

First up was the Jan Garbarek Quartet, including the percussion virtuoso, Trilok Gurtu, at the Festival Hall. I saw the quartet's last London show in 2012 and had enjoyed it. A lot of people think that his playing is too precise and lacking in emotion but I loved the show. The only slight downside was the number (four, I counted) of percussion solos.

Next I took in a free, matinee concert by The Brandon Allen Quartet in the Cadogan Hall foyer. Very well attended (we retirees like a bargain!) and entertaining, it featured music by the 40s/50s saxophonist Gene Ammons, who I admit to not knowing, and the playing was superb to my ears.

Off then to see Ian Seigal at Under The Bridge that evening. No Dusty Ciggaar on guitar, which was my main reason for going.

Back to the Cadogan Hall at the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, David Murray (saxes), Geri Allen (piano) and Terry Lyne Carrington (drums). I've heard Murray and Allen before in different settings and liked them well enough but this was my least favourite of the three shows. Great playing but Murray is the opposite of Garbarek in being much more "free-form" and improvised and, for me, hard going.

Support was by a young, mostly female London band called Nejira, who were very promising.

On Sunday, Carla Bley and the Liberation Music Orchestra. I love big band jazz and have a few LMO CDs. I last saw them at the Barbican in 2011, the year before founder and bassist Charlie Haden died.

The playing was superb and they didn't disappoint. It was great to hear a collective of fine US musicians adding their own solos to some familiar LMO scores.

What impressed me most was, firstly, the shows started at the advertised time, usually 7.30, and finished at a sensible time. As I get older, I look forward less and less to the vagaries of late night tubes which stop unscheduled at Northfields with no information about when the next Heathrow train will be!

Secondly, the music was heard in silence apart from appreciation for solos - no background chatting. Needless to say, everyone remained seated too!

Thirdly, photography was forbidden although I saw a few people taking a sly shot or two. But definitely no intrusive phones constantly filming the performances. I feel a bit conflicted about this because I enjoy watching videos of shows I wouldn't otherwise see. Maybe the answer is to have all filmers at the back of the venue so we don't have look at their phone screens!

I'm going to see Federal Charm, Aaron Keylock and Simo this week, hoping to have my Blues-Rock mojo revitalised. Fingers crossed!




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peach-head - 12/4/2016 at 11:08 AM

Sounds like you had a great time Gordon. Enjoy SIMO. I picked up their disc on release and it has not been off the disc player, it is that good.


scotiadave - 12/4/2016 at 01:08 PM

Be careful .... Simo came out first when I went to that show - I was lucky I wasn't a moment later ! Simo band were fab, i'd go again, although they only played about 45 mins. Then, Aaron Keylock .... I made it through about a song and a half - he's an 18 year old who prances around like Johnny Winter ...... I wasn't the only one who left after the first song. I couldn't bear it long enough to wait for the other band to see what they are like. I wouldn't cross the road to see Aaron Keylock again let alone pay money!

Saw William The Conqueror on Fri night - they were good
Hiss Golden Messenger last night - they were good too
Wilco a week or so ago - good
Bahamas - ace
Dale Watson - fab - I went to two shows


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Shavian - 12/4/2016 at 11:05 PM

quote:
Saw William The Conqueror on Fri night - they were good


Don't be so modest, Dave - your band The Equatorial Group was playing too!

I would like to have gone but trekking to Brighton in mid-winter was too much of a challenge!

I used to watch Aaron Keylock when he was 12 at the weekly Blues jams in Tin Pan Alley. He certainly didn't prance around then but I can believe it from the stills I've seen recently.

He couldn't sing then and it doesn't sound like he can now.

That is one of my bugbears about the current Blues-Rock scene - vocals are usually taken by one of the instrumentalists who is barely adequate as a singer. What happened to all the specialist vocalists?






[Edited on 12/4/2016 by Shavian]


scotiadave - 12/6/2016 at 12:42 AM

We were indeed - a nice spot to get for us
I'm sure we'll end up playing nearer you soon - these support gigs are usually pretty short with minimal gear - probably not worth traveling too far for - I'll let you know if there are any full 2 setters coming up .


Also, Charlie Parr was good
As was- Malcolm Holcolme
As was - JP Harris
As was Sturgill Simpson
Motorpsycho were amazing
Richmond Fontaine were good
Actually enjoyed Lake Street Dive
Red Fang were good
Damien Jurado was a bit dull but okay
Treetop Flyers were really good
Ryley Walker was pretty good
Wave Pictures are fun

I know I'll think of more !


Hasn't been a bad year for gigs so far

[Edited on 12/6/2016 by scotiadave]


scotiadave - 12/8/2016 at 01:39 PM

Sounded like it was a good Simo set Gordon ?


Shavian - 12/8/2016 at 11:55 PM

Thank God for Simo! I though they were great and I loved the psychedelic rock flavour to their music.

Federal Charm were so-so, amiable enough and with a couple of good songs but a bit too frantic and riff-tastic for my taste. They went down well though in what was a pretty full Academy Islington.

Aaron Keylock - dear me! I had to go back and look at some You Tube videos of him aged 15 at the Alley Cat to remember how promising a musician he was.

Right now, he's a hair-tossing showman and I don't know who has told him that is the route to take. His songs were insipid and his singing painful. The audience was lukewarm and that seemed to include a fair few friends and family.

The positives are that his slide tone is very decent and he is still only 18 so time is on his side. He seems to have record company support, a luxury which many young musicians don't have.

A lot of the Keylock fan club had left by the time Simo came on which was a shame as they missed an object lesson on how showmanship can be combined with musicianship to deliver a great show.

I'm not a great fan of power trios but these guys are excellent musicians and mix up dynamics and tones enough to keep things fresh and interesting.

I'd thoroughly recommend seeking out Simo when they next return to these shores.







Shavian - 12/30/2016 at 10:44 AM

Marcus King Band dates:


Apr 25 - New Morning, Paris
Apr 26 - 100 Club, London
Apr 27 - Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Apr 29 - Rhythm & Blues Festival, Groningen
Apr 30 - Bi NUU, Berlin
May 1 - Yard Club, Koln
May 2 - Metro Club, Pratteln, Switzerland
May 3 - Legend Club, Milano


JimRudge - 1/17/2017 at 03:56 PM

Bill Kirchen (amazing guitarist from Commander Cody) is in the UK (only English dates, though) from March 18 until April 2 for 14 shows. Couple of London dates, well spread out locations, all look small gigs. Bristol 26th March :-).

"We've Got A Live One Here" was a 21st Birthday present for me and the DJ played it as my guests arrived.


peach-head - 1/22/2017 at 12:54 PM

Anyone else been to or going along to any shows by The White Buffalo.

JANUARY 2017
1/19 – Bristol Trinity Arts Centre
1/20 – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
1/21 – Birmingham O2 institute 2
1/23 – Manchester O2 Ritz
1/24 – Glasgow O2 ABC

Got tickets to see him tomorrow night in Manchester.
Described as Americana, blues rock and country. I'm really looking forward to this show having picked up his most recent disc, Love and the Death of Damnation to add to a couple of previously purchased discs.


EnglishDarren - 2/9/2017 at 09:19 AM

Devon Allman is playing the UK in May Just got tickets for Keighley of all places


ABBDutchFan - 2/9/2017 at 06:52 PM

The Magpie Salute London Run:

The Magpie Salute LONDON
Under The Bridge Thu, 13/04/17

The Magpie Salute LONDON
Under The Bridge Fri, 14/04/17

The Magpie Salute LONDON
Under The Bridge Sat, 15/04/17

Formed by Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute are an exciting new band bringing together two other key members of Crowes fame, guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, alongside members of Rich Robinson's own band; drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Matt Slocum and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.


Shavian - 3/4/2017 at 07:31 PM

So, no UK dates on the TTB European spring tour and none either for Bela Fleck & Chick Corea in the summer.

Is this due to £ slide v. $?

I was expecting a post-Brexit impact due to customs barriers being reimposed but this is a depressingly quick turn of events.







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Shavian - 3/17/2017 at 04:39 PM

Govt Mule Euro Tour -

3 June at Music Legends Festival in Bilbao, SP
6 June at De Roma in Antwerp, BE (On Sale 21 Mar)
8 June at Den Atelier in Luxembourg, LU
10 June at Holland International Blues Festival in Grollloo, NL
12 June at FZW in Dortmund, DE
13 June at Tollhaus in Karlsruhe, DE
14 June at Kaufleuten in Zurich, CH
15 June at Live Club in Milan, IT (On Sale TBA)
17 June at WUK in Vienna, AT (On Sale 22 Mar)

So, no UK date(s) yet? The website says it's a nine-date tour so it looks like that's it.

No TTB, no Mule - WTF?

We're not out of the EU yet but it seems we may as well be...




[Edited on 3/17/2017 by Shavian]


ABBDutchFan - 3/17/2017 at 05:36 PM

The 10th of June show at the Holland International Blues Festival in Grollloo is with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Vintage Trouble, James Hunter and Magpie Salute!


harvey - 3/17/2017 at 11:43 PM

quote:
The 10th of June show at the Holland International Blues Festival in Grollloo is with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Vintage Trouble, James Hunter and Magpie Salute!


I will be en-route to Iceland to take my wife whale watching for her 60th birthday ... otherwise I may well have been tempted by that one ...


peach-head - 3/18/2017 at 03:18 PM

Well it certainly looks like GM are giving the U.K a miss this time round just as TTB have this coming week or so. Not sure if it's a money thing or not as I have seen a few American band here recently who play to a lot less people and charge a lot less for tickets.
You would of thought that playing in Europe, then one more flight to England would not break the bank.
Really gutted it's not happening this year, (fingers crossed for next year) as last year GM played 3 shows here which were all well received, especially Holmfirth which sold out.


EnglishDarren - 3/19/2017 at 05:17 PM

Maybe TTB and Mule are going to play The Prudential Blues Festival in the UK later this year


CanadianMule - 3/19/2017 at 11:55 PM

quote:
quote:
The 10th of June show at the Holland International Blues Festival in Grollloo is with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Vintage Trouble, James Hunter and Magpie Salute!


I will be en-route to Iceland to take my wife whale watching for her 60th birthday ... otherwise I may well have been tempted by that one ...


I was planning on getting the Mrs. some flowers and take her to a nice restaurant. You have to come along with Iceland and whale watching. Hope you are aware that you just raised the bar for all the guys now?


harvey - 3/20/2017 at 12:01 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
The 10th of June show at the Holland International Blues Festival in Grollloo is with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Vintage Trouble, James Hunter and Magpie Salute!


I will be en-route to Iceland to take my wife whale watching for her 60th birthday ... otherwise I may well have been tempted by that one ...


I was planning on getting the Mrs. some flowers and take her to a nice restaurant. You have to come along with Iceland and whale watching. Hope you are aware that you just raised the bar for all the guys now?


Heh heh ...


Shavian - 3/20/2017 at 10:26 AM

quote:
Maybe TTB and Mule are going to play The Prudential Blues Festival in the UK later this year


Knowing Bluesfest, they would schedule them at the same time!


peach-head - 3/31/2017 at 02:10 PM

Anybody venturing out to see any of the Blackberry Smoke U.K show. We are off to Manchester Academy for tonights show.


peach-head - 4/1/2017 at 06:18 PM

Well last nights Blackberry Smoke show was the best of the five I have seen them perform over the last three years.
Not only playing much bigger venues this time round but the relentless touring has certainly tightened this band up. Highlights were just too numerous to mention.
And it was only after the show had finished and the houselights went up and the crowd started to leave the hall, did a large number of fans at the front continued clapping and cheering until the houselights went down again and the band came back out to perform a rousing version of the Allmans 'Blue Sky', which they dedicated to the memory of Butch Trucks.


scotiadave - 4/13/2017 at 05:51 PM



The Marcus King Band is at the 100 club on the 26th April

https://youtu.be/1s7Jnu2mGyw


Shavian - 4/13/2017 at 07:25 PM

I'll be there!

It's sold out - should be good.


scotiadave - 4/13/2017 at 11:04 PM

Yay ! We shall be along too !

I managed to get tickets today through ticketmaster .... I guess they may've released a few more for sale or, I was very lucky


harvey - 4/14/2017 at 09:08 AM

It is times like this that I miss being just down the road from Londinium ... I guess I will have to make do with the local tribute bands .....


EnglishDarren - 4/14/2017 at 10:16 AM

Whenever this thread appears near the top of page one I always think Mule or TTB are appearing in the UK


harvey - 4/14/2017 at 05:49 PM

We've got Mules on Hinstanton Beach ... that's the closest I get ...


scotiadave - 4/14/2017 at 05:56 PM

And Trucks on the main road 😊


Shavian - 4/15/2017 at 06:05 PM

quote:
Yay ! We shall be along too !

I managed to get tickets today through ticketmaster .... I guess they may've released a few more for sale or, I was very lucky



Hope to see you there, Dave!


scotiadave - 4/16/2017 at 08:38 AM

Indeed hopefully we can get up to town early, but that is depending on when Helen finishes work. I'm looking forward to it, I think it's a good time to catch this young upstart


ABBDutchFan - 4/16/2017 at 09:01 AM

Are there any UK based forum members familiar with the UK band Northsyde? They are currently on the road and have a bunch of UK dates in the coming weeks. Check them out! Saw them last night. Awesome musicians and a great female vocalist. They have their own material (no cover / tribute band) which is mostly funky bluesrock and throw in a few covers which ussually contain one or two Allman Brothers Band (related) songs. Last night they played "Statesboro Blues" and their own spin on the classic "Whippin' Post". Especially their guitarist appears to be a big Allman Brothers & family bands fan and cites Jack Pearson as his favorite guitarist!!! Great band!


http://www.northsyde.co.uk/#!/dates


Shavian - 4/16/2017 at 10:12 AM

Northsyde is the band of Slidejules from this very site!

Glad you like them!


alans - 4/16/2017 at 10:13 AM

Does the guitar player Jules Fothergill not post on here as slidejules?


ABBDutchFan - 4/16/2017 at 12:12 PM

So i kinda knew that and then i forgot all about it. Too bad, otherwise i could have had a lengthier chat with him about the ABB etc. How very stupid of me.




scotiadave - 4/25/2017 at 12:09 PM

Gordon, William The Conqueror is the support for tomorrow night - they're pretty good too .


Shavian - 4/25/2017 at 05:43 PM

A local band to you from Hastings, Dave?!

I'm heading for The Pillars Of Hercules in Greek Street, if you have time for a drink.


scotiadave - 4/25/2017 at 08:49 PM

I think they are from Cornwall, the band I play with was on the same bill in Brighton last year - they have a couple of really nice tunes.
We just noticed that the trains are all screwed up ( there's a surprise...... - the trains are the reason why I stopped going to shows in town in recent years ) - we are just discussing the ups and downs of driving. So, if we make it, we'll head to the pillars for sure. Fingers crossed, will be nice to see you, has been a while !


Shavian - 4/27/2017 at 02:48 PM

Good to see you and Helen (briefly), Dave.

I loved the MKB - the 15 minute or so number which started with Papa Was A Rolling Stone and ended with Living In The USA was IN-CRED-IBLE!

And a fantastic Hot 'Lanta too.

I love the jazziness in MK's playing and the rest of the guys are great too. I can't judge the keyboard player too much as he was having a bit of a nervous breakdown over a technical fault! The boss had his back to him most of the show but, on the few occasions when he did engage, he was giving an evil eye!

They played for two hours virtually non-stop and no way was MK letting up for an emergency repair!

Hope to see you again before long. Good luck with TEG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB4B2pvtQc8

Edit - I expect you missed William The Conqueror (solo) but he was pretty good too and went down well.






[Edited on 4/28/2017 by Shavian]


scotiadave - 4/28/2017 at 03:08 PM

Thanks Gordon,
Nice to see you in there, eventually found you lurking behind your pillar !
It was indeed a fab set, King seems to be able to play effortlessly.... he's doing things subconsciously that people study for years to be able to do. I heard a bit of every guitar player I've ever listened to coming through in his playing. It was really giving me tingles like the first time I saw Trucks play - although King seems to have more vocabulary to choose from against Trucks' more individual sound. The whole band was working so hard - you can tell a lot of effort goes into what they do.
Great band, we had a fab eve - so glad we made it !

P.s. Anyone wanna buy a guitar ?


scotiadave - 5/5/2017 at 03:20 PM

Sept 20th Marcus King Band at Dingwalls, Camden

Recommended!!!!!!

[Edited on 5/5/2017 by scotiadave]


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ABBDutchFan - 5/7/2017 at 09:31 AM

quote:
Sept 20th Marcus King Band at Dingwalls, Camden

Recommended!!!!!!

[Edited on 5/5/2017 by scotiadave]


Saw The Marcus King Band last week in Cologne, Germany. Strongly recommended indeed!!!!!


scotiadave - 5/7/2017 at 12:00 PM

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quote:
Sept 20th Marcus King Band at Dingwalls, Camden

Recommended!!!!!!

[Edited on 5/5/2017 by scotiadave]


Saw The Marcus King Band last week in Cologne, Germany. Strongly recommended indeed!!!!!


He's in Amsterdam on the 21st .... I'm almost tempted to go to both if I can work it !


EnglishDarren - 5/12/2017 at 11:12 PM

Mule UK Dates announced for October

24th Edinburgh
26th Manchester
27th Cardiff

Tickets for Edinburgh and Manchester sorted


ABBDutchFan - 5/13/2017 at 07:57 AM

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Mule UK Dates announced for October

24th Edinburgh
26th Manchester
27th Cardiff

Tickets for Edinburgh and Manchester sorted


Ehmmm.....also a Dublin and Paris show confirmed. Looks like another European tour. Interesting......


peach-head - 5/13/2017 at 04:43 PM

Just when we thought Warren had given up all hope on the U.K. Ticket purchased for Manchester Ritz, possibly the best live venue in Manchester.


peach-head - 5/13/2017 at 04:46 PM

Just when we thought Warren had given up all hope on the U.K. Ticket purchased for Manchester Ritz, possibly the best live venue in Manchester.


peach-head - 5/13/2017 at 04:47 PM

In my exitement I posted twice. Sorry.


EnglishDarren - 5/14/2017 at 10:21 AM

It was worth posting twice


EnglishDarren - 5/14/2017 at 10:21 AM

It was worth posting twice


Shavian - 5/14/2017 at 10:33 AM

Glad for all the fans who usually travel so loyally to London that they are taking it to the provinces - Bristol and Holmfirth last year, Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester and Cardiff this.


alans - 5/14/2017 at 05:49 PM

Huh. I have to move to Spain to get to see The Mule in Scotland. Oh well happy travels


harvey - 5/14/2017 at 11:04 PM

I am still eagerly awaiting the announcement of the London gig ... or better still one in Norwich ...


peach-head - 5/15/2017 at 02:02 PM

Hopefully Colin, London should get announced. I'll be there if it is.


manitou - 5/15/2017 at 03:52 PM

I reckon Mule will turn up in London at the O2 indigo for Snoozefest


harvey - 5/15/2017 at 10:43 PM

Just waiting for confirmation so I can book a hotel ...


ABBDutchFan - 5/16/2017 at 05:26 PM

Just got a mail from Gov't Mule and London, UK show is now comfirmed:

OCT 22 DUBLIN, IE ACADEMY

OCT 24 EDINBURGH, UK QUEENS HALL

OCT 26 MANCHESTER, UK RITZ

OCT 27 CARDIF, UK TRMSHED

OCT 28 LONDON, UK LONDON BLUES FEST

OCT 30 PARIS, FR LE TRIANON

NOV 2 HAMBURG, DE FABRIK

NOV 3 BERLIN, DE HUXLEYS

NOV 4 MUNICH, DE BACKSTAGE HALLE

NOV 5 WEISBADEN, DE SCHLACHTOF

NOV 7 LEVERKUSEN, DE FORUM LEVERKUSEN

Also this very exciting news:

Later this fall, we will return to Europe including the first ever Halloween performance abroad. Those of you who follow our "mule-vements" know we always do something special to commemorate All Hallows Eve. Being able to do so this year, for the very first time in Europe, is extremely exciting for us. It's something we’ve been thinking about and hoping to do for several years.

So i wonder if that Mule-o-ween show will be the Paris show on october the 30th or another show will be announced for the actual Halloween date on tuesday the 31th ??? Keeping my fingers crossed for a Paradiso, Amsterdam show!


harvey - 5/16/2017 at 06:50 PM

Netherlands could easily be en-route between Paris and Hamburg so you might be lucky Roger


harvey - 5/16/2017 at 06:52 PM

At least we now have the London gig confirmed so I can look at getting a hotel sorted out ...


Shavian - 5/30/2017 at 04:52 PM

FWIW Daryl Hall & John Oates headlining plus Chris Isaak at Bluesfest at the O2 on 28th October.

I can't see that being a big draw...but what do I know?!

Assume Mule at the IndigO2.








[Edited on 5/30/2017 by Shavian]


Shavian - 5/30/2017 at 04:57 PM

I've booked - but not yet received - two tickets for the Marcus King Band at Dingwalls on Wednesday 20 September but have now booked a holiday for that week.

Any takers? Face value £18 each (I'll bear the ridiculously high service and delivery charges!).


harvey - 5/30/2017 at 10:23 PM

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FWIW Daryl Hall & John Oates headlining plus Chris Isaak at Bluesfest at the O2 on 28th October.

I can't see that being a big draw...but what do I know?!

Assume Mule at the IndigO2.


I thought it had already been announced that the Mule show (with Kenny Wayne Sheppard opening) was at the IndigO2 ... certainly hope so as I have a hotel booked ... just waiting for tickets to go on sale ... just what is the hold up with that?


peach-head - 6/7/2017 at 01:56 PM

O2 Indigo show with Kenny Wayne Shepherd has now been confirmed for the 28th October, tickets go onsale this coming Friday.


harvey - 6/7/2017 at 09:50 PM

Gov't Mule supported by Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Indigo O2 on 28th October

O2 Mobile Phone Accounts Pre-sale was today (Wed 7th) from 10am

Live Nation Accounts Pre-sale is tomorrow (Thur 8th) at 10am

General Sale is Friday 9th at 10am

Fortunately I have an O2 Phone Account so I managed to get tickets today ... and I must have been one of the first in line because I managed to get Front Row - Dead Centre on the Kings Row Balcony (a bit like the Loge at the Beacon) ... very happy with that






[Edited on 6/7/2017 by harvey]


peach-head - 7/27/2017 at 11:37 AM

Anyone taking in the Kenny Wayne Shepherd gig at the Picturedrome in Holmfirth this coming Sunday, 30th July. I will be there with a couple of friends. Laurence Jones is supporting him. He's a really good young (25) blues guitarist already on his 4th solo album.


JimRudge - 10/12/2017 at 11:44 AM

So, where are we all meeting before the O2Indigo Mule show? I get in to Paddington at 15:40, I enjoy the boatride from Westminster pier, so will be 5pm before I get to the O2. Think we need to make this a "One for Mel" night to celebrate the life of our blues brother.


Shavian - 10/12/2017 at 09:35 PM

All Bar One? Slug & Lettuce?

Any clues as to who will be on first?


harvey - 10/12/2017 at 10:02 PM

Mike and I are staying at the Holiday Inn adjacent to O2 ... plan to get to hotel by 3pm so will probably be in Arena by 4pm or so ... happy to go with the flow re venue ... "One for Mel" sounds good - maybe we should wear tie dye in his honour as that is what he always wore? ... looking forward to catching up with you all ... been way too long!







[Edited on 10/12/2017 by harvey]


peach-head - 10/13/2017 at 08:55 AM

You beat me to it Colin. My train gets in just after 10.a.m, but I am looking at having a walk round a couple of second hand record shops in London for an hour or so before heading over to Greenwich. Great idea by Jim, what better way to celebrate Mels Life than at Gov't Mule gig, and knowing he will be with us in spirit. I'll dig out my tie-die.


Shavian - 10/13/2017 at 10:54 AM

Tie-dye it is!

I can be at the O2 mid-afternoon onwards. Doors are at 19.00.

As above, I'm a bit concerned from the billing that Mule will be on first....


JimRudge - 10/16/2017 at 03:22 PM

So, where? Slug & lettuce? Is that the only pub in there?


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