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Taking it back to 2001. I'm really excited about this.
Actually, does anyone know if Asobi Seksu are supporting on Tuesday? I keep seeing different things. CHEERS.
I hope it is. That would be nice.
Manchester on Sat, should be good.
Friday in London for me, cant wait!
...in Glasgow on Sunday. looking forward to it. seen trail loads of times and they are always good and sometimes great.
I think that its a great double header. Are they swapping headlines in London?
might not be able to go though :'(
I sorta realised I hadn't paid my friend for the ticket, so it'd cost me probably £60 with train fare and a couple of drinks and a taxi home and I have no income :'(
Sort of a birthday / nostalgia trip. Awesome beery times.
Doing the Birmingham and one London show.
Make sure you get there early. The curfew is at 9.45pm.
Doors are at 6.30 or something, Asobi Seksu at 7.00, apparently.
I remember going to see Dillinger Escape Plan a couple of months ago and getting there for 9pm, only to find out that they’d been on stage for 15 minutes already.
But 9:45 is taking the piss a bit.
Worst I've ever had was seeing Polyphonic Spree at the Astoria. We got there at 8:30, they were finishing their encore!
cheers. electric ballroom site also has 6:30 - 9:45 on it.
will be planning suitably..
...on a plus note its gives plenty of time for post gig analysis in the pub.
Atmosphere should be wild. I do hope so anyway.
due to a trip home, which i was going to cancel in favour of the gig, however ToD are playing the Cockpit end of May, so off to that instead! (plus fingers crossed they're gonna play Primavera)
Although I remember the sweat dripping off the roof last time I was there...
a sweat-dripping-moshing-good time!
God they are so good live. Can't wait.
sod going home, come and have a smash up at the academy.
shame it's on a Monday, not really conducive to party times, but it should be a cracking gig all the same. Need to listen to the new TOD album at some point...
So psyched. What a lineup!
See ya there!!
Feel absolutely battered this morning. Rival Schools were great, although hamstrung somewhat by the early start I thought.
Trail of Dead were simply immense. So pleased they ended with some stuff from Madonna. Very, very jealous of anyone managing to see them at the Windmill.
did enjoy it, though i felt the first couple songs were slow.
Still, 'Perfect teenhood. Fuck you'
can anyone confirm who the support is? It was originally japanese voyeurs but there have been rumours of asobi seksu
enjoy my ticket
The mosh pit for for Trail of Dead was about 15-20 rows big and i lost count of the amount of crowd surfers.
Rival Schools were great too.
Having to get the last train is laaaame!
Getting PUMPED for this.
What TOD should I be listening to? Only heard Source Tags before (but love it and have listened dozens of times....)
Then (most essential being first) ...
The Secret of Elena's Tomb
Tao of the Dead (new one)
Century of Self
that's ridiculously harsh on Century Of Self, but then I tried to think of my own list and it was rather similar (yay for Elena's Tomb inclusion!), so actually apart from the blip of So Divided their back catalogue is rather consistently good...!
I can't go sadly due to work commitments, but got two tickets for sale. £34 for the pair (face value plus booking fees), cash on collection from Charlotte Street, central London today or tomorrow. Call Jon on 0815 748863.
Sorry, the number for the Islington Academy tickets tomorrow should read 07815 748863. Thanks, Jon.
to Brum tonight, i've not long got back home from Cardiff where I was for the Record Store Day weekend (dj'ed in Spillers, best day ever!) but I figure even though I could chill out and listen to the pile of vinyl I cam home with Trail of dead/rival Schools should be awesome and maybe I should go
...Trail of Dead are always great live and Rival Schools are worth seeing for the atmosphere when they play Used for Glue
probably going to pay for it by being dead in the morning, but should be great
Going to Brum later, apparently set times are:
stage times are 7:30 for asobi rival on at 8:20 TOD on a 9:30
Rival Schools were excellent. I'd never heard anything by them before and was very impressed.
Trail of Dead were also very good but on balance I think I preferred Rival Schools.
Asobi Seksu: 7.30pm
Rival Schools: 8.15pm
Trail of Dead: 9.45pm
I went to the Manchester gig which was ab fab brillo. Both bands were excellent, didn't manage to see Asobi Seksu. The first and last time I saw Rival Schools was at SXSW watching on the stage, not even the side of the stage. Well good time. We had backstage passes at the Manchester gig but didn't get to go backstage. The aftershow was the merch table but that was fine.
Sat in Big Hands after, members of both bands joined us without us asking may I add. I found out Conrad Trail of Dead does quite a good Aussie accent and Cache Tolman Rival Schools thought I looked like Lady Gaga. Not sure which Gaga.
All in all, it was another wonderful night at Big Hands with some of my favourite bands.
Do find it strange Trail of Dead are doing dot to friggin dot festival though.
Enjoy if you're going to any future gigs....
Got there to catch Asobi Seksu's last 3 songs, incredibly loud kickdrum, I was down at the front after finding a friend there, I don't think i've suffered that quick an ear ringing since seeing Dinosaur Jr. Rival Schools were really good, some of the new songs from new record sounded pretty good, so will probably look to get that at some point. ....Trail Of Dead were fantastic yet again, glad that I did go now
It's Japanese Voyeurs, regardless of what you've read elsewhere!
That is all.
Lots of jumping around. And Richter Scale Madness. :D
Went to the Birmingham show too, the 'Academy' there is really odd. What the fuck's up with the tv screens on the wall? It's really annoying having adverts in your peripheral vision most of the time.
NO ASOBI TONIGHT GUYS!
All 'round awesomeness. Today I am somewhat shakey.
Rival Schools were awful, obviously.
And Trail of Dead are tired. Had a few great moments that reminded me why I used to love them... But the new bassist is way too cheesy – there’s no place in that band for a crisp white suit. The new stuff was dreadful, way too emo & way too slick. And they even destroyed some of the old stuff by added wanky interludes – A Perfect Teenhood was just horrible. Not for me thx.
right about Rival Schools, they are the sort of band Ross from Friends would go and see when rocking out on a 'break'.
You're wrong about Trail of Dead though, there were fuffing brilliant, they didn't stop working, they are the Dirk Kuyt of rock
"...the Dirk Kuyt of rock"
Its the best I've seen 'em since the source tags tour, especially conrad's voice which has sounded live like a tone deaf elton john of late, sounds as good as on record now,awesome stuff.
the bassist does a band called midnight masses with jason, they have a daytrotter session that's brilliant, really black angels-esque.
If anyone's going to brixton tonight, curse you and gimme a ticket! and get there early for ice sea dead people.
Also, anyone have any idea what was going on at the lexington last night after the show, or was conrad winding up the audience?
whooooooooooooosh, that was AMAZING
Ice Sea Dead People were good as well.
MISTAKES & REGRETS! arrrrrrrrgh
were good yeah. Loads better/tighter than times I've seen em before, but that was acouple of years back. They've gone very Drive Like Jehu, which isn't a bad thing. I swear they always look really different though, or have they just had several lineup changes?