Last night's gig was


#1221

(Sandy) Alex G w/ support from Sorry

It was really, really excellent. I just want to talk about both of these bands.

Average age of the audience was probably about 23/24, which was surprising. They were singing every word too.


#1222

A Place To Bury Strangers @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen…


#1223

I was at this too. Good fun, and Lia is awesome.


#1224

Wooden Shjips the other night at the Empire in Belfast.

i enjoy their records but they’re never as intense or addictive as i want them to be (prefer Moon Duo for that reason). their live show though is exactly what i want from them. great stuff.


#1225

No Violet at The Victoria, Dalston. They were great! Frontwoman’s voice was especially good. Hope they are successful


#1226

Black Midi yet again at the Stags Head in Hoxton which is maybe a 50/60 capacity venue. They play a sold out gig at Electrowerkz next week and announced this today as a warm up I guess.

They played 3 new ones, one which had the guitarist who never does vocals sort of rap? One was quite major key, uphoric yet gentle (maybe later radiohead-esq) and the one they closed with had a sort of country/bluegrass feel. Mental band, I fucking love them.


#1227

Like these guys on record but somehow conspired to miss them at Latitude this summer. Next week’s gig clashes with Mitski for me :disappointed_relieved:


#1228

Think they’re playing again over the weekend somewhere in hackney? Remember seeing an event with them listed with loads of other bands for a launch of a new venue or something there this weekend. Keep an eye on their social media stuff they’ll likely update in the afternoon of the day they play.

Regardless they’ll play a few more London gigs before the end of the year I’m sure, wouldn’t be surprised if they play a Christmas party at the Brixton Windmill too.


#1229

^That would tick the boxes for me :+1:


#1230

Loads of Suede gigs. Saw them do an acoustic set at a church in Kingston and then an electric gig at a tacky nightclub nearby. Tonight is them at Rough Trade East and again them do an in store gig at HMV Oxford Street.


#1231

I went to see Spectres at the Crofters Rights in Bristol. I haven’t seen a gig there since they changed hands which was quite a while ago now, I forgot how small it is in the back room. Spectres were excellent, a ridiculous slab of noise. Really enjoyed Bo Gritz and Sans too, managed to catch two whole support bands.


#1232

Rare back to back gig nights for me this week…

Wednesday night was Mitski at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Lovely stuff - she played an absolute ton of songs from all three albums as obviously all of her works are only two minutes long a pop. New album stuff sounded great. Was weird seeing her play to a packed rapturous SBE when only a couple of years ago I saw her play a rather lower key (although still great) show at Tufnel Park Dome. She was obviously impressed herself to be playing such a large show.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mitski/2018/o2-shepherds-bush-empire-london-england-6be92afa.html

Last night was Dreadzone playing a 30th anniversary show supported bu Zion Train at Islington Assembly Hall. Zion Train were good fun, particularly the brass section. Not seen Dreadzone before, but the TV is a big fan. Undeniably good fun live and pretty much impossible to stop yourself from skanking to. The older crowd were well up for it as well - amusing number of middle aged men blatantly chemically assisted bouncing around off each other.

Tired in work today…


#1233

This show was fantastic! Also caught her at a tiny venue in Edinburgh on that tour and she utterly spellbinding.


#1234

Julien Baker in Manc. She truly has my entire heart.


#1235

Seeing her tomorrow. Was she really good?


#1236

Yes. My cheeks were wet just two songs in


#1237

Julien Baker at Sheperds Bush last night.

Amazing, so glad I made the trip down. I think she is really, really, something special.

Also, the support act, Becca Mancari was very very good.


#1238

I was there too. Wasn’t that keen on Becca Mancari to be honest. Baker was just perfect though. Great set.


#1239

Two gigs last week:
Let’s Eat Grandma @ Heaven - great set, played the new album in order minus a couple of songs, which was fine by me. Donnie Darko was immense. Rated the venue for the sound and lighting but sub-par choices at the bar.
Empress Of @ Chat’s Palace - another really enjoyable set, a shaky start with the sound/syncing issues and had to restart the first song twice, but the crowd was well into it still. Super sweaty room, but great beer from Howling Hops from the bar.


#1240

I was at this too. Spectres were very enjoyable as were all the supports (I managed to catch EP64 too).