Yep, definitely a sitdowner for me. Looks like you were an upstander from the photo.
Bonnacons of Doom at the Sebright Arms.
This was another excellent BoD gig. I love how the singer, Kate, throws shapes and lets out yelps and whoops I’m a big fan.
I also saw one of the support bands, Ghost Fang. I’ve never seen or heard of them before but I really liked them. There were 8 or 9 people on stage, including, drums, guitar, bass, two saxophones (one of the guys was the player from Sex Swing), bugle, cello and conga! They played a one-long-instrumental set. I’d definitely see them again.
Here’s my friend Jeremy getting into the spirit of the thing.
Never heard of either bands you’ve mentioned. Sounds like you had a great time. I’ll check both bands out. Thanks for the heads up.
BoD are a Rocket Recordings band, from Liverpool.
There’s an IMPA TV film from last year’s Rocket Recordings 20 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZAhn1oOiL8 They’re great fun
'68 really are superb live
Hold Steady on Saturday were brilliant, I got a ticket very last minute as some friends were going and I’ve always been a bit cool on them and forgot how much I actually do enjoy them, was expecting to have an alright time but ended up loving it
Yesterday’s show at Oslo was probably one of the best rock shows I’ve ever been too. Saw them at Electric Ballroom last year and that was fine, but last night seemed to encapsulate everything a good gig should be- an enthusiastic but not-twatty audience, an awesome setlist, and a band that seemed to be enjoying themselves almost as much as the punters.
Yeah I enjoyed that a lot! His latest album is solid and was great to hear some Hüsker Dü classics too!
Really glad that I decided to accept an old friend’s kind offer of a spare ticket.
Just got home from The Jesus and Mary Chain. Hadn’t been intending to go but a friend bought me a ticket. Was excellent.
Svalbard + Ithaca + Morrow + Watchcries @ Boston Music Room
Was so excited to see Svalbard and Ithaca particularly and they didn’t disappoint in a great venue. Ithaca’s set was stunning despite early issues with the vocal mic and probably topped Svalbard who were great nevertheless. Ithaca’s fiery debut has been my favourite album of 2019 so far. This show strengthened its position.
Self Esteem at The Village Underground. Really like the album but I thought it would be a bit crap live. Turned out to be great fun. Rebecca seemed the happiest I’ve seen her on stage compared to the many Slow Club gigs I went to over the years.
Just remember, yerself is steam.
Saw Crippled Black Phoenix in the Camden Underworld.
Brilliant gig, they’re such an odd band, jumping through loads of styles but I guess they’re just Prog. Heavy and loud as hell but on far too late, coming onstage at 21:40 on a weekday is madness.
But so is launching into a 30 minute cover of Floyd’s Echos at 23:00!
I also got to meet my first DiSer @weeber in real life, do I get a site badge for that?
This brings back memories of going to gigs at Newport TJs in the mid-nineties.
Headliner on at midnight with very few exceptions - and most gigs were weekdays.
Rocket from the Crypt, Shellac, Girls Vs Boys, Brainiac, Royal Trux, Make-up…
I clocked this on the way out too. It’s brilliant, if somewhat niche.
Anna of the North at Village Underground
Quite weird, you could really tell when she wasn’t using the vocal backing track, the set suffered when it wasn’t used I thought. Was anyone there? Enjoyed it anyhow.
Empress Of tonight.
Jessica Pratt and Saul Adamczewski at the Brighthelm Centre.
Was proper great. Jessica was spellbinding as expected, Saul was also surprisingly good. Nice venue too.