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12 entries posted with livemusic tag

Gigs

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 11:06 pm
tags: 101project livemusic

In September I started my 101 project. It's fairly slow progress at the moment, but one of the things on my list - #41 "See 25 Live Gigs" is well under way, and I'm really just posting this to use as a placeholder for my progress through the 25, and to keep track of who, what and where I've seen live music.

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Cloud Control in Brighton

Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:15 am
tags: brighton cloudcontrol livemusic

Cloud Control made all sorts of noises tonight in the tight Audio club on the Brighton seafront. The Australian band's first record Bliss Release has been out for well over a year, but the 4-piece still appear to have a lot of fun banging out track after track off it. Despite a few technical hitches, the band outperformed my expectations and showed they're worthy new indie kids on the block.

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The Great Escape, Brighton

Sunday, 15 May 2011 5:35 pm
tags: brighton festivals greatescape livemusic

The Great Escape festival descended on Brighton this weekend. The festival, now in its 5th year, has grown rapidly and is now considered to be one of the best festivals for new music in Europe. I attended for the first time this year and was thoroughly impressed.

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BRMC 1000

Wednesday, 22 December 2010 9:07 pm
tags: blackrebelmotorcycleclub livemusic

On Saturday 11th December at Brixton Academy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performed their 1000th show since forming in 2001. And they were flawless.

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Ratatat

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 11:20 pm
tags: guitar livemusic music ratatat vampireweekend

I saw Ratatat at the weekend, and, like a lot of artists in my music collection, they are a band I know due to a couple of songs I discovered by them years back. Ratatat were supporting Vampire Weekend at the Brighton Centre last week (who I'll get onto shortly), and as much as I enjoyed Vampire Weekend, it was Ratatat who left me yearning for me. Luckily, I managed to get hold of last minute tickets to see the twosome performing again a few days later at a much more intimate venue. I was not disappointed.

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The Black Keys

Thursday, 4 November 2010 12:16 am
tags: blackkeys livemusic

I write this on the train back to Brighton from London after an evening being entertained by funky blues rockers The Black Keys. I can't say I was overly keen on the duo before tonight, having only heard a handful of songs. And even now, with their latest album Brothers sounding in my ears, on record I can't say I'm particularly enamoured with them. Live, on the other hand they're a different ballgame.

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The Mountain Goats Live

Saturday, 11 September 2010 2:51 pm
tags: iphone livemusic mountaingoats photography

I went to see The Mountain Goats at Koko in London last week, and after my last disappointment when photographing live music, I decided I would definitely try to get some snaps. Having recently purchased an iPhone, I decided I'd put the camera through its paces.

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As much as I love Biffy Clyro...

Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:00 pm
tags: biffyclyro livemusic music

I've just finished watching the live feed of biffy's headline set at the iTunes festival and as much as i love the music the band produce, they lack something live.

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The Strokes Incognito

Wednesday, 9 June 2010 9:10 am
tags: livemusic music thestrokes

If you're a Strokes fan you may have noticed the strong rumour floating around the Internet yesterday that the band will be playing a secret gig in London under the guise 'Venison'. The band haven't really been around since releasing their 3rd album First Impressions of Earth in 2006 but have reportedly been back in the studio recently and are touring around the world in the upcoming months. I still regret not getting tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend, where the band will be headlining.

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The Rebels release more dates

Thursday, 29 April 2010 2:58 pm
tags: blackrebelmotorcycleclub livemusic music

As a follow-up to my previous post urging you to experience Black Rebel Motorcycle Club live, I was eager to learn the band has announced more dates at the end of the year. If you're even slightly in to this band, I urge you, book some tickets! You can do so from tomorrow (30th April). If you want to join me, I'll be booking up tickets for the London show at the Brixton Academy on the 11th December.

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