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Anyone know stage times? Will they all be finished by 9 like Astoria on Saturday...perhaps I'll catch the encore...
on the saturday to let the staff get the venue ready for G-A-Y so....
It'll be normal timing tonight, unless the Palais has a secret after-hours club thingy. Which it doesn't.
I IZ EXCITEMENT PERSONIFIED.
I would like one.
I just assumed it was. Hang on!
I'll answer my own question then...
Pony Club 7 - 7.30
Sunshine Undergroun 7.50 - 8.20
CSI 8.40 - 9.20
Klaxons 9.50 - 11
and handily got rid of the ad breaks. Which was nice of them.
So they must have cut out the opening credits. No Pete Townshend! SAD
But that's CSI:Miami. Likely to get the inferior New York show tonight.
allowed at Palais though
beat to the hilarious joke. Twice.
Although I would have preferred Sunshine Underground to be on first so that I could have longer in the pub.
do you still need one?
I'm very excited. I'm dressed in the least 'Nu Rave' manner ever.
them last night in cambridge, KLAXONS are overrarted live, highly disappointing
the show was stolen by CSS and Sunshine underground make sure you're down the front for them :)
and they've been ace, so I hope they haven't lost it! I'm really looking forward to CSS.
Klaxons set feels very manufactured and generic. They are still ace, but I thought CSS knocked 7 shades outta them.
she said my glowsticks were cool and that she'd like to see my 'glowstick' later on, then one thing led to another.
I'm really sorry.
and by and large it was a huge disappointment.
New Young Pony Club tried hard, but very few people were taking much notice of them.
Sunshine Underground have a certain thick ear charm, but are essentially Kasabian.
CSS were completely overwhelmed by the awful sound system. You could barely hear them at all. Lovefoxxx did her usual stuff but it was by some distance the worst that I have ever seen them. Which was a pity, because they were the band I really wanted to see again.
Klaxons are just bizarre. They are almost post-entertainment in that they have no stage presence (hiding behind a light show doesn't cut it), can't sing and have precious few tunes. And yet everyone seemed to be having a good time. At the moment they look like a classic example of a band who have been propelled into the limelight beyond their current ability to perform at that level.
some idiot run on the stage and in their moment of glory slip over...? Oh yeah...that was me...bad stella...
This is from an email I just sent, my potted review. It's interesting that we agree on the same things, apart from Klaxons... :)
A review, by bamos, aged 27 and a little bit.
Last night I went to Hammersmith for a show and it was good and there was glowsticks and other good things and everyone was dead young and I felt old and I seen three bands and two were good and one was not good and I missed the other band because I was late but I wasn’t that bothered.
Wow, it’s hard to type like that. Erm. OK. The Sunshine Underground: they’re not very good. Kinda baggy, almost like Kasabian-lite in parts. However, as much as I hated what they did (apart from that one good song that goes HEY-EY-EY-EYEEEEAH or whatever) the show was fantastic, and the kids down the front were proper loving it. From my position at the back, it looked really ace. So good work them for finding their niche. I did think afterwards though that they really had just played the biggest gig of their lives, so fair play to them for milking it. They will never play anywhere as big as this again, I would have thought. They don’t have enough songs.
CSS: The start = ‘No Limit’ mixed into ‘CSS Suxxx’. Muchos grinning from me, and muchos confused looks from a crowd that were probably about 3 when it was released. Way to make me feel old... They came on wearing black burka-esque cloaks, and discarded them to reveal t-shirts that spelled CSS across the back of them. A slow start though, and her vocals kind of got lost a little bit. Got really going with an amazing ‘Meeting Paris Hilton’, which was just...perfect, really. Aces. The rest of the set was grand. Yes it was.
Klaxons: Amazing, from start to finish. Genuinely brilliant. Starting with The Bouncer and then tore through the singles. Just brilliant. Everything from the album sounded mighty, it really did. Magick really comes into it’s own live – especially when it’s backed up with some crazy oriental ladies bouncing around the stage and hollering into the microphones. Good work Lovefoxx :) My personal highlight was probably...ooh, there’s too much to choose from, there really is. Just blinding.
Everyone came out for the encore, which was (I think?) a Sunshine Underground song and the It’s Not Over Yet, which sounded predictably shambolic and appalling, as any song played with 132 people on stage all trying to grab a microphone/instrument would do. Fun times though.
Other good bits/bad bits/things I noted: I got given free glowsticks. Man I looked good. The beer is far, far too expensive in there. £4 for a can of fosters? Cheers, you scrotes. One of my favourite moments – during Alcohol by CSS, Lovefoxx was like ‘Do you all like alcohol?’ to which the crowd, at least 90% of which had been ID’d and was sober as a judge, let go a girlish cheer of delight. It made me smile, anyway. The ‘bogtroll’ guy in there was repeatedly singing ‘freshen up for the punaaaani’ which was nice. It’s good to have some music while you wee. Erm. I found a fiver on the floor after the gig. Money-scrounging is now my new favourite sport :)
Ignore me. Thanks.
you didn't mention your sexy tube journey home.
It was fucking mint though. Klaxons are just superb.
Tube journey on the way home = MINT. My new LOLZ! badge is just the ticket for sarcastic responses.
from all the fucking ribbing you lot gave me for scrabbling round on the floor after gigs looking for money/badges.
so, IN YOUR FACE.
NYPC - didnt see them
TSU - Kasabian!? Piss off. They're much better than those swaggering cunts. At least you can dance to TSU. I thought they were ace last night. It was my first time seeing them and I really enjoyed it. They're playing at the Astoria in May. I'll probably go.
CSS - As always, brilliant. They never fail to make me sex wee a little. My fave band currently and they didn't disappoint me. I want to make love to them.
Klaxons - Good but not great. The singles sounded great live, except for ATI, which is always a bit lame live. As bamos said, Magick is made to be played live.
Hightlight of the night. For the encore launching into Put You In Your Place by TSU. If that wasn't planned it was genius.
aren't fit to share the same stage as Klaxons. Let alone tour with them and attempt to usurp the end of their set.
But maybe not that harshly. They have a lot of young fans who loved it, but...they aren't very good.
Best gig I've been to for ages.
Crowd were so up for it. Friendly and fun!
Klaxons blew me away. Seen them twice before and thought they were good. But last night, fucking hell, they moved up into the big leagues as far as I'm concerned. They're going to blow the summer festivals apart if they can do that outside on a bigger stage.
The encore with all the bands truly was one of the best things I've seen live. MASSIVE!!
but I wasn't overly impressed by TSU. CSS were crazy, as always, but they sort of have to be crazy in order to make up for their lack of tunes.