Never go out the house
1, if I am lucky
At least one a month
festivals best value - next one wilderness festival
For the type of music I like, I would move to Brighton if I could. Everyone and his dog* seems to play there now.
*First dibs on that band name.
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Looking forward to seeing plundered gusset in somerset next month.
Going to Rebellion Festival in Blackpool in 2 weeks, also got Drongos, Birmingham Picnic, Marc Bolan Memorial Concert, Richard Hawley, Marc Almond, John Cooper Clarke + me & my mate put on gigs approx every 2 weeks at the Adam & Eve in Birmingham. Been seeing loads of bands every year since 1978.
2 or 3 per year. Now the kids are older will try to get to a few more, my eldest daughter is an Indie kid so hopefully will get to a few with her, we went to see the Maccabees together recently. Only Richard Hawley at Brixton on the horizon currently.
If we don't have a summer holiday next I quite fancy going to Latitude or Hop Farm depending on line ups.
I do 2/3 what i would call big gigs a year . Then i go to sutton boom boom club 3/4 times a year where they have quality cover bands . I'm off to somerset house tonight to see Paloma Faith
Last edited by white noise; 17-07-2012 at 09:32 AM.
Living in the sticks rather limits who I can get to see venues like RockCity and The Rescue Room in Nottingham and The Junction and Corn Exchange in Cambridge are within a 90 minute drive so that rather restricts who I can see.
However I do attend 10 to 12 concerts a year, notable ones so far this year have been Lanterns on the Lake, Ladyhawke and Bat for Lashes, and I’ve also got tickets booked for Radiohead and Beach House later in the year
D'oh, Why Do My Actions Have To Have Consequences?
been to a few good ones this year, Ryan Adams and AfroCuibsm to mention two, also got Gotye, Seal and Level 42 still to come this year, I am trying for one a month but may not happen
I'm a bit fussy who I go and see, maybe 2 or 3, only one so far this year and nothing in the pipeline.
Just over one a month for me currently.
So far this year...
Scottish National Jazzz Orchestra with Peter Erskine
Hue & Cry (piano and voice)
Hue & Cry (full band)
Runnicles & SSO - Beethoven and Schumann chamber music
Academy of Ancient Music - Handel's royal music
Neil Cowley Trio
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'Why do we always come here? I guess we'll never know. It's like a kind of torture to have to watch the show.'
well it seems the above chap is in scotland near me , but i go to at least one gig a month i really try to , actually i am a professional music teacher and until recently also played some jazz gigs,
i try to support the local council venue in dunfermline, but things seem to have gone down hill regarding music ,
i go to all sorts, opera , large scale and touring , jazz, folk , even the odd rock thing.
i also try to go to a theatre show /play as often as i find things that appeal to me.
i do like to take a chance and go to off the beaten track sort of things,
as for jazz i am f'''''@@@KING SICK OF a tribute to this or that, and bloody radio scotland siingalongs to old frank sinatra tunes,
done piss poorly , my opinion of course, i would wonder if the bbc in scotland could prehaps get off there be hinds and ahve a look around for other stuff.
the kyle east wood came to carnegie halls and strangly not too many people could be arsed getting there , its a good show,
his double bass playing is just ok , if you are in doubt go any way .
mt best in the last ten years was the bad sheppards at carnegie it was a great night , and cheap as usuall prices sem reasonable no robbing fee ! i mean booking add on fee , even for picking up ,
ticket master more like ticket tax .
Hardly any, only one this year. I was in gigging bands until I was 35 or so and met people along the way who could play! These guys got in successful acts and I would get in on the guest list or someone elses guest list through them. I also used to buy tickets for other things... I have young children now and live in the sticks, so getting a night out is expensive and more difficult than it used to be. I do miss it...
Went to literally hundreds of gigs betwen 1988-1994. First gig was The Mission at the Astoria - last night of a 7 night residency supported by All About Eve, but haven't been to one since I saw Lush at the Roadmenders in Northampton 1995.
“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.”