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Postby Pauline » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:21 am

4 good songs ? I wouldn' bother meself.



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Postby One Man » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:19 am

George Michael in DC would be worth the travel alone just to see him perform Shoot The Dog live in Bush's back yard whilst he is still in office*. I really hope he does it justice with the full live show. If you haven't seen it YOUTUBE!!!!!

* and to see Deco of course :D
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Postby Electric Dream » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:46 am

No Freedom? I wouldn't waste my time :P ;)
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Postby decophile » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:11 pm

Heeeyyyy! Haujobb ~ now Desteroid ~ is touring again! Coming to DC on May 29! :D

decophile wrote:Think I'll go see this band perform this week. Anyone else know them, seen them?

Haujobb

http://www.myspace.com/haujobbmusic

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/hallreis/Haujobb/HaujobbIMG_0934.jpg

9/15 post-show report - they were quite good :D Despite massive, repeated sound system failure. Lot of energy. The -- help - what do you call this role??

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/hallreis/Haujobb/HaujobbIMG_0931.jpg

-- was absolutely adorable to watch - so enthused and loving it + cute little buzz cut.
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Postby Pauline » Wed May 07, 2008 12:28 am

BILLY IDOL
JULY
30 - Manchester Apollo
31 - Brixton Carling Academy
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Postby decophile » Fri May 16, 2008 7:39 pm

Should I want to see the Long Blondes tomorrow night in DC?
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Postby Pauline » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:05 pm

CYNDI LAUPER On sale from 9am on Friday 13th June:

MANCHESTER - The Bridgewater Hall - Friday 10th October 2008
SOUTHAMPTION - Southampton Guildhall - Saturday 11th October 2008
BIRMINGHAM - Symphony Hall - Monday 15th October 2008
LONDON - Shepherds Bush Empire - Tuesday 14th October 2008

To buy tickets online use the following link from 9am on Friday 13th June:

http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=CYNDI+LAUPER
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Postby Jet Packs 2 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:31 pm

See H17 thread Thanks
Not sure if u call this a gig!!

Sound a bit like what HL was gonna do in 1979 on tour with Talking Heads!!! LOL
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Postby Pauline » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:37 pm

You should put this on the H17 thread !!

I'd be there if i still lived in Sheffy :/
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Postby decophile » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:32 pm

Lookie this event in DC this month - book lecture on...

Thurston Moore and Byron Coley: No Wave
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7 p.m.

Sparking the musical genesis of post-punk, and also the stomping ground of young artists and filmmakers from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Jim Jarmusch, the No Wave scene in New York was enormously influential. Thurston Moore, iconic rocker and a founding member of the post-punk band Sonic Youth, and esteemed music writer and editor Byron Coley, both experienced the No Wave scene first-hand. In their new book, No Wave: Post Punk. Underground. New York. 1976–1980 (Abrams 6/08), Moore and Coley selected 150 unforgettable images and compiled hundreds of hours of personal interviews to document this avant-garde art and music movement. In this riveting presentation of music, art, and memories, Moore and Coley discuss the rarely documented No Wave period and sign copies of their book.

http://www.corcoran.org/calendar/dspCalendar.asp?m=7&d=29&y=2008&c=0
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Postby decophile » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:15 pm

Heeeeyyy! Looks like I may be seeing George Michael's show tomorrow night!! :D
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Postby decophile » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:39 pm

The George Michael gig wasn't great. On the up side, his voice sounded great and he's a phenomenal performer/talent. And I loved the Wham! songs he performed best of all. On the down side, he was being cautious with his voice and not hitting the high notes or doing anything virtuoso. (In fact, he kept holding the microphone out to the audience to do the singing.) Worse, there were 3 giant video screens behind him showing bright kalidescopic images...which had NOTHING to do with George Michael or his songs. He was a tiny speck clad in all-black with this 'spectacular' light show behind him. As if I were there to see some stoopid light show?? Not. I left the show early, not too long after intermission. Bored.
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Postby cs15 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:00 am

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Beyond shocked at that. Thought he was brilliant.
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Postby decophile » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:56 am

He wasn't terrible. It just wasn't a good presentation of him. Over-produced.
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Postby Pauline » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:47 pm

Whats this i see on the Live Nation website ?? Can't get any more info on it :/

LEE JAMES LTD PRESENTS
ELECTRIC DREAMS... POP GOES THE 80'S

GRAN OPERA HOUSE YORK
SATURDAY EVENING 19:30
28TH MARCH 2009
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Postby Pauline » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:13 am

I can't get to any of these shows and im GUTTED :(

THE FAINT Manchester University Manchester WED 19/11/2008 19:30 tickets on sale 27/08/2008 12:00

THE FAINT The Scala - Kings Cross London THU 20/11/2008 19:30 tickets on sale
27/08/2008 12:00

THE FAINT Digital Brighton FRI 21/11/2008 19:00 tickets on sale 27/08/2008 12:00

www.gigsandtours.com
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:38 pm

Ahoy, Numanoids and... er... Ultravoxites?

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Postby decophile » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:16 pm

So, I went to see Cut Copy last night. The music was every bit as good as the album(s) - in fact, it was exactly like the albums - no variation. Very energetic and awesome sounding. However, I *hated* the band's visual presentation. Sure, they had a light show behind them, which I guess was supposed to add some visual interest. But their hair and clothes were totally BLAH. Jeans, plaid shirts in washed out colors. No stage presence. If I didn't look at them, I could enjoy the music. If I looked at them, it made me all cross. Thought to myself, I'll buy their albums, but that is the last time I'm ever going to see that band.
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Postby phibes » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:50 pm

Just booked a ticket to see Ladytron at Oxford on Nov 18. Have never seem them live before, but love some of their stuff such as 'Desttory Everything You Touch' and their new 'Ghost' single is pretty good. So interested to see what they are like.
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Postby One Man » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:49 pm

phibes wrote:Just booked a ticket to see Ladytron at Oxford on Nov 18. Have never seem them live before, but love some of their stuff such as 'Desttory Everything You Touch' and their new 'Ghost' single is pretty good. So interested to see what they are like.

Like Gorillaz, only they are not cartoons.
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Postby Pauline » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:02 pm

...and they are good.
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Postby phibes » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:36 am

oh good. I'll look forward to seeing them.

Seeing Goldfrapp later this month. They always put on a good show but miss the full on synth stuff from the previous two albums. Thankfully though, Strict Machine and Train normally always get played which are terrific live.
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Postby decophile » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:07 am

Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester - Tuesday night! Oh, yeah!

http://www.myspace.com/palastorchester
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Postby cs15 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:19 pm

Got that Aha clip Deco. :) Very well done.
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Postby sarah t » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:29 am

Anyone noticed that play.com are now selling gig tickets??? (http://www.play.com/Tickets/TicketsEvent/6-/RegionHome.html)
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