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Q awards, eh? Odd. Hush Arbors in support and I don't know if I actually ever saw them before.
they must be getting some kind of life long achievement award or something, never read Q so dunno. they were great at Primavera, hopefully they'll play a similar set of a nice spread of new and oldies.
so really quite excited. Hopefully the Q Awards stuff is limited to a few banners around the venue, I always hate comperes or any unnecessary fucking about between bands. Hopefully the set won't be too obscure, I'd like to hear at least some of the 'classics'.
hopefully they'll have a nice one for ATP I'll get that. Donno why they always do the whole, arty 40 quid ones though..
and sonic youth like art.
You should see the price of the book of Richard Prince's nurse paintings that the cover to Nurse came from. It goes for about £600
can't wait, saw them at Primavera but the sound was a bit dodgy.
Sonic Youth 9.00
can't wait, me and my friend are driving down around 4 ish, can't wait now, it's the best self birthday present i've ever bought myself (It's my birthday on the 24th so when we are driving back to the midlands afterwards it will be my birthday)
DiS want a photog in return for a pass?
I'm shooting Max Richter and Club NME tonight.
good - Hush Arbors were awesome at ATP (and i sorta know a couple of them) so looking forward to that lots, it's sonic youth, i'm more excited than i expected.
bad - Q awards, what's that gonna involve exactly? also, looking at their recent setlists, tonight will be the new album in its entirety plus Death Valley 69 and one other pre-Goo era oldie, which isn't as amazing as it maybe could be.
tom violence, death valley 69, cross the breeze and another track i can't remember. enjoyed it more than i would have if i had seen the setlist before.
got kim's bass pick, and met thurston and steve outside. alright!
White Cross, Hey Joni and Stereo Sanctity were in there too.
i hope they give that set list a bit of a tweak before December cos The Eternal is a pretty average album
but though it was dire, first gig in a long time i've walked out of (left just after they started 'torn violence' which sounded weak as well). it was the complete opposite of the scala gig earlier this year, just never seemed to get going properly, definately the weakest set i've seen them play, really disappointed tbh.
i enjoyed last night's show. i think choosing to base it squarely around The Eternal perhaps led to a more low key vibe but, even though i hadn't really taken to the new album much, i enjoyed hearing the songs out. i thought the sound was very good, and appreciated it being more a smaller venue than the last time i saw them at Primavera, though the setlist there was excellent and more career-spanning.
i'm wondering if their decision to play mostly newer stuff was down to the setting/occasion - i.e. perhaps them being a little bit contrary as it's a Q Mag event. maybe they were resisting the expectation of a set with more hits. just a hunch.
would have loved to hear a few more older songs, don't get me wrong, but i appreciated what they were doing and hopefully there'll be more occasions to see them do different material in the future.
check their recent setlists..they're all dominated by Eternal material
i managed to sneak up to the top bar / VIP bit. no-one really checked for wristbands. Kim and Lee were out there working the room (or getting worked!) but i resisted the urge to say something, as i couldn't think of anything particularly interesting, haha. didn't want to get there, extend a hand and flounder or crumble into fanboy drivel. probably for the best!
In July and I was pretty happy with it. However, I don't wanna go see the exact same show in Vicar Street, Dublin! Well I don't mind but you know...A little switchup would be nice
but would have liked to have seen the set list tweaked with maybe a bit less from the eternal (though as it's the latest record I understand why a lot of the set came from that) but hearing death valley 69, cross the breeze on the encore, that more than made up for it, the guitars sound awesome live, it was well worth making the couple hundred mile journey down and back to see them.
hearing death valley 69 live is definitely an experience.
set list, it has to be said, especially compared to the Scala set.
Tom Violence sounded amazing, though.