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alan nagsworth

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2010 on: July 23, 2019, 07:47:45 PM »
I saw this prick! Audience participation can always attract the wrong cunts who want the attention on them. I did enjoy the impromptu screaming/wailing the audience introduced though, felt like some mad religious rapture towards the end. Would love to see sly in some tiny grotty venue where it would be totally overwhelming.

I've seen Sly in The Unicorn in Camden which is 300 capacity (even less seeing as they take up a big patch of floor space - here's a random crowd photo I found for reference) and yeah it was nuts. Did they same drum kit deconstruction thing except they had a screeching tenor sax player, and Matt stripped down to his pants and was climbing all over the big amp stacks. Thrilling.

That maniac guy I mentioned above was stood outside the venue after looking completely forlorn like a lost dog just staring at the floor with bloody knuckles.

Weirdly reminded me of the best free jazz duo stuff in the way they would respond to each other's playing on the fly.

I read an interview yesterday and they said they wouldn't be able to play at all without looking at each other for tiny little visual cues. Those songs they played are all pretty well rehearsed and fully formed as well, which in its own way is just as remarkable, considering their style.

Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2011 on: July 23, 2019, 08:01:53 PM »
screeching tenor sax player

Fuck sake, that would've pushed it up a notch

Blinder Data

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2012 on: July 30, 2019, 12:41:07 PM »
Went to WOMAD, which was actually really fun. V good festival vibes and not so big/busy that moving from stage to stage to see most of the acts was achievable. I enjoyed lots including KOKOROKO (young London afrobeat people), Dhafar Youssef (Algerian jazz bloke) and Macy Gracy (who was pissed out her head).

But the highlight was Orbital. Not had much experience of them beforehand so didn't know what to expect. It was awesome; the lights and projections were amazing, emotional, exhausting. Sounded great and the smaller bro is a top dancer. Theatrically it was a bloody experience. Probably best electronic act I've seen live. Would recommend anyone to see them this tour.

sardines

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2013 on: August 01, 2019, 11:04:12 PM »
Just back from Michael Rother.
Caught Damo Suzuki in a Cologne underground station a week or so ago.
If anybody knows of a Krautrock legend playing mainland Europe in the next week, I'd like to complete the hat trick.

I don't wallow in nostalgia but hard  to believe that era was  not the pinnacle. Like football after Cruyff's Ajax, you can still enjoy what follows but it all lives in the shadow of giants. Albeit slightly unassuming middle aged German giants.
Conclusion : go see Michael Rother

Artie Fufkin

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2014 on: August 02, 2019, 11:50:10 AM »
Just back from Michael Rother.
Caught Damo Suzuki in a Cologne underground station a week or so ago.
If anybody knows of a Krautrock legend playing mainland Europe in the next week, I'd like to complete the hat trick.

I'm *probably* gonna see Damo next month - was he good / great? Plenty of Can stufff?

NoSleep

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2015 on: August 02, 2019, 01:29:51 PM »
Doesn't Damo still rely on meeting up with local musicians then improvising the set onstage? No greatest hits from him, I doubt.

boki

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2016 on: August 02, 2019, 02:19:46 PM »
Went to WOMAD, which was actually really fun. V good festival vibes and not so big/busy that moving from stage to stage to see most of the acts was achievable. I enjoyed lots including KOKOROKO (young London afrobeat people)

I've really been into those folks lately - stumbled upon 'Abusey Junction' whilst down a YouTube rabbit hole a few months ago and got a hold of the compilation (We Out Here) it was on.  The comp's a celebration of young Jazz artists dahn in That London and there's some talented people on there.

boki

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2017 on: August 02, 2019, 02:23:35 PM »
Doesn't Damo still rely on meeting up with local musicians then improvising the set onstage? No greatest hits from him, I doubt.

Yeah, I think he's usually billed as Damo Suzuki with local Sound Carriers.  He played with local post-punky dudes Echolocation when I saw him in Leicester and they were a good fit.

sardines

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2018 on: August 02, 2019, 06:19:28 PM »
Damo is very reliant on the local band he plays with. At the same time, everyone I've seen him play with feels obliged to knock out a 'typical' Krautrock rhythm for him to warble over. And it is Damo Suzuki so everyone goes apeshit. As they should.

Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2019 on: August 02, 2019, 06:53:41 PM »
He played in Gillingham quite few years back backed by my mates Hand of Stabs who are entirely improvised. It was great but fuck all like Can.

Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2020 on: August 03, 2019, 11:34:51 AM »
I've really been into those folks lately - stumbled upon 'Abusey Junction' whilst down a YouTube rabbit hole a few months ago and got a hold of the compilation (We Out Here) it was on.  The comp's a celebration of young Jazz artists dahn in That London and there's some talented people on there.

Love these, really enjoyable stuff. Must see them again

Captain Crunch

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2021 on: August 08, 2019, 10:01:48 PM »
Going to this:



(Surely Blown Out will be added at some point?)

And Thurston Moore at Riverside and NMA at the Boiler Shop so that’s two more venues to check out. 

Don't forget The Star And Shadow.

Yes.  They do silent film / live score events there once a month which I’m an absolute tart for.  BUT it just says ‘contemporary score’, do they give more details about the music nearer the time or is it pot luck?  I saw DJ Cheeba scoring Plan 9 From Outer Space and it was dreadful. 

alan nagsworth

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2022 on: August 08, 2019, 11:41:48 PM »
Going to this

Make sure you see Aja. Seriously.

Captain Crunch

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2023 on: August 09, 2019, 09:04:54 AM »
Will do, I always felt bad for her on season 9.

Melted Hand are something, hope they live up to it live.

Blinder Data

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2024 on: August 11, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »
November is looking good for gigs. Got Dublin folkies Lankum and Bjork lined up, and swithering over seeing Whitney or Richard Dawson who are playing on the same night.

grassbath

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2025 on: August 14, 2019, 11:09:33 PM »
Just saw Yo La Tengo at the Brudenell, 'twere lovely. Charming, hushed, genial goodness. I only wish I'd requested 'Last Days of Disco.'


alan nagsworth

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2026 on: August 15, 2019, 07:40:41 PM »
Copped Zu the other night, with support from avant-rock supergroup Nøught. Our lad Neville Chamberlain would have fucking loved it. Both bands were exceptionally good, in the tiny wee Lexington. I was right at the front, kept nearly getting clocked in the head by the headstock of Zu's bass guitar. Every song by both bands was executed so fucking tight and punchy, it's been a while since I saw any music like this performed live and it's proper made me want to dig back through Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Ultralyd and all that gubbins. I was in such a dire mood when I got to the venue but I left totally elated. The power of gigs.

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #2027 on: Yesterday at 09:41:12 AM »
I’ve just seen that Kikagaku Moyo and Vanishing Twin are playing together in Hackney on 28th August. Guess who’s wife and son are away that week leaving him fancy free to attend? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S ME.