April 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm #3114
Let people know what gigs your going to, how they were, general gig chat!
My next month of gigs looks like this:
Tomorrow: Ben Howard – Plymouth Pavilions
May 4th: Laura Marling – Southampton Guildhall
May 18th: Beans on Toast – Southampton Engine Rooms
Anyone attending any of the same? I’ll report back after each. My first time seeing Laura Marling, she’s been very hard to see in the UK in recent years!
Interesting that they are all artists who are (or ‘were’ in LM’s case) friends with Mumford & Sons! Probably says a lot about my music taste.April 27, 2015 at 3:42 am #3135
I got to see Laura Marling at The Lincoln Theater here in D.C last time around. A solo show of course. She’ll be at 9:30 Club at the end of July and I’m looking to go.
Saw Kodaline this past Thursday, those boys can play and sing. I have to say I was more impressed than I expected.
Would have loved to have seen Beans on Toast on The Flogging Molly Cruise. Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls were there too. I’m a massive fan of his music and am waiting with baited breath for their new release. If you get a chance to see them live I insist you go. You will NOT be disappointed!!!
Of course Bears Den is on my wish list too…. I could go on and on.May 5, 2015 at 10:44 pm #3260
Eleanor, I’ve seen Frank Turner more times than I’ve seen Mumford & Sons, 8 or 9 times I think!! Isn’t he brilliant, definitely my favourite singer besides M&S. Have you read his book? Great read, gives you a real insight into life on the road. Mumford & Sons will have gone through the exact same things I’m sure.
In the last week I’ve seen Ben Howard and Laura Marling.
Ben Howard: amazing as always. His new album is made for a live setting. If you haven’t listened to it, I highly recommend you do; my album of 2014. He is an amazing live performer, the best guitar player in the business. His band were very tight and obviously very into the music. A good mixture of old and new tunes and a couple of rarities. The audience were poor however, talking over the newer and quieter songs, ruining the atmosphere a little.
Laura Marling: completely blown away. Somehow I’ve never seen her live before so wasn’t quite sure what to expect. She rocked out! She played a lot of her new album, which I love, but also a decent amount from her back catalog (though no album 1). Her four song interlude from Once I Was An Eagle was astounding, I was transfixed throughout. The staging and lighting was amazing, some of the best from any gig I’ve ever been to. Though renowned for being an awkward performer, she had a fair amount of stage banter! The crowd were so quiet and respectful, you could hear a pin drop. Her support was Gill Landry from Old Crow Medicine Show who was very good and Laura even came out and sang on a couple of his songs.May 6, 2015 at 1:59 am #3267
Yeah, Frank is absolutely amazing live. His forum is something special too. How many artists actually take the time to answer questions from their fans??! I’m eagerly awaiting the new album, shouldn’t be long at all. I have the book but truth be told haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I really need to make the time!
You’ve convinced me to see Laura Marling again, not that I needed much convincing!
Seeing Catfish and the Bottlemen for the first time June 1st followed by GOTR in Seaside Heights NJ. It’s gonna be an amazing week!
I’d love to hear from more people about what else you’re listening to or shows you’re seeing.May 23, 2015 at 2:12 pm #3425
This week I saw Beans on Toast for the 7th time, at the Joiners in Southampton. Brilliant fun as always, he’s a hilarious guy with great songs which make you laugh and dance at the same time. He never has a setlist but always plays the hits and takes obscure requests from the crowd at every show. His ticket prices are always low and he tours a lot, I fully recommend people get out and see him.
He’s the stage host at the Seaside Heights stopover in a few weeks, I’m hoping for Aviemore as well.May 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm #3427
Fleetwood Mac at the O2 this week, as they failed me and are’t headling Glastonbury. Should be fun.
Then off to Wildlife festival in a couple of weekends, Disclosure, Rudimental, George Ezra and no Sam Smith.
Bushstock and then Glastonbury. :-)
Summer of fun.May 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm #3429
Excited to see Beans on Toast for the first time at Seaside Heights! I ordered my ticket to one of Frank Turners’ NYC show this September, it seems so far away!! I’m on the lookout for a “secret” show in the D.C area before then since he’s done them here and there to promo the upcoming LP. He’s got a few days between a gig in Vegas tonight and his next show so fingers crossed….May 29, 2015 at 6:20 pm #3478
Fleetwood Mac at the 02: what an amazing show. The setlist was awesome (below). The band were obviously having a lot of fun together touring again. So many classics. A fantastic evening. Legends. X x
You Make Loving Fun
Second Hand News
I Know I’m Not Wrong
Sisters of the Moon
Say You Love Me
Big Love (Lindsey Buckingham solo acoustic)
Never Going Back Again
Over My Head
Gold Dust Woman
I’m So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
Don’t Stop Silver Springs
SongbirdJune 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm #3682
Tickets booked to see Bear’s Den in October and Frank Turner in November!June 17, 2015 at 6:29 pm #3693
Just saw The Maccabees headline a show the other day. Plans to catch Catfish and the Bottlemen in September and a couple Frank Turner shows in early October. Other than that I’ve got a bit of a concert rut but will be keeping my eyes open for other shows. Very hopeful Bears Den adds some new U.S dates before too long.June 19, 2015 at 12:39 am #3707
Already picked up presale tickets for Frank Turner at 9:30 Club in D.C. Hoping to get ones for the Baltimore show tomorrow morning when they go on sale. Had a friend invite me to Hozier’s show at Merriweather Saturday and am looking forward to that. Excited that Beans on Toast is one of the opening acts for Frank Turner. I got a little taste at Seaside, really funny stuff!June 19, 2015 at 10:46 pm #3719
Hope this is okay to post here and I wasn’t sure if the “other artists” or “ticket exchange/sale” thread was better? I was able to get Frank Turner tickets for D.C and Baltimore so I’ve decided to sell a single ticket for Frank at Irving Plaza in NYC. Show’s September 28th. Face value is $35.00 plus $10.00 for a “fast pass”. Not sure what that means and certainly hope it wouldn’t mean people lined up and waiting earlier would get moved further back! I posted on Franks’ Forum but thought I’d offer it here as well.July 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm #3796
I got back from Glastonbury on Monday, always without fail my favourite weekend of the year. The biggest and best music festival in the world. Across the few days I managed to see:
Beans on Toast x2
Billy Bragg x2
Frank Turner x3
Florence + the Machine
Mad Dog McRea
Had to make some sacrifices due to clashes (Ben Howard, George Ezra, The Vaccines) but they are all artists I have seen plenty of times before.
Had hoped for a secret Mumford appearance, but to no avail. It was the first Glastonbury they have not played since they became a band in 2007!
Eleanor, to answer you in the other thread: Thanks!! Yeah I managed to catch both Frank Turner’s sets on big stages, but also a small secret one the day before. I was so close he was spitting on my face.. It was great fun.July 1, 2015 at 11:54 pm #3800
Sounds like such an amazing weekend, Benj! I had forgotten about Frank Turner’s’ secret show! Really looking forward to the new album and the upcoming tour.July 22, 2015 at 9:16 pm #3923
Off to Somersault Festival for a few days. Highlights include:
Bombay Bicycle Club
Communion curate their own stage, I wonder if Ben’s in the country at the moment?!
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