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Started well in Brighton tonight. See her if you can...
also interviewing her if anyone has any Q's...
I'm going to the Bristol gig too
it just doesnt make sense to me. i saw live videos of her and it looks awkward. love love love her album but not live.
its something id rather have on headphones laying in my bed in the dark.
highlights in another wise average year for album releases. By the way, anyone know stage times?
cargo itself is open earlier tho. WATERS who are the only support on a bit after 8.
any requests? i have things like Blondes, The Field, Glen Campbell, TLC...
...are you DJing between the bands? If you play The Field, I will put my hands in the air.
My co-attendee is at a course until 9pm, hoping they'll make it in time for the main act.
she should make it in time if the times i've seen are corretamondo.
Uh, where are the times you've seen?
can't be arsed to google
the WATERS album is great so should be worth seeing. It's the dude who used to be (in) Port O'Brien.
where can i hear them? name is quite ungoogleable (I liked Port O'Brien! Well, I liked a few songs...)
I interviewed him a few weeks back so there is one track with the interview here;
Also I think this is his new single;
Sean I've just resent you the WATERS album xx
with Zola Jesus too
Was bloody brilliant. Really really good stuff live nice and visceral but also fragile when it need to be. Would recommend heavily.
Still tickets available for Manchester on Friday. Will be tickets on the door too
However, she produced a brilliant set last night and the crowd were very good too. Probably the best gig I've seen at The Cargo for the last year or so.
...but she was brilliant - nice to see the tracks get a bit more of a live edge over their more polished album counterparts.
Cargo is a tired looking venue these days.
Wasn't sure what kind of band setup she'd have but it worked really well with the multi-instrumentalists and drummer.
Violent Femmes seemed an odd choice of cover. The version of Endless Nameless was good though.
Cargo's not great is it? (though they have at least changed sound setup since I was last there - used to be too loud and muddy, now it's quieter but clearer).
Thought the crowd was poor, the sound poor (didn't help by my late arrival and being near the curtain with dance music seeping into the music room) and EMA was good but it didn't grab me like her May show.
The encore was spellbinding though, I'm guessing it was a Gowns track?
On a club night Cargo charge five English pounds (we got the cheap rate of 4.50 last night) for one can of San Miguel.
Now I feel a bit silly, what can I say, I wasn't a grunge boy
A song called White Like Heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG3LcjHTBzA
Pretty poor of cargo what were they thinking. Ema was good but seemed abit sloppier than last time, but still good
problem with the crowd? I Was expecting the usual chatting but for the song she sang acapella there was complete silence in the room (beyond the music seeping in - but I was on the right so didn't affect me as much). I thought the sound was great and show was excellent, far better than I anticipated.
The main problem I have with Cargo is the lighting, wasn't too bad last night but for Man Man they lit it like a rave with the lights behind the stage on constantly and lasers going full pelt. A bit distracting.
...was that they were too damn quiet fullstop. Until they cheered for the encore no one really seemed to even be particularly appreciative between songs.
But yeah, the lights were a bit much. When they fired up the main spots it was light Close Encounters. Enjoyed the back spotlighting of EMA herself tho.
Didn't really get the impression they were too quiet personally, she seemed quite taken aback I thought. Rather a crowd too quiet anyway than talking through the entire thing.
You get the feeling that live acts are starting to get in the way of it being a full time rather shitty disco. And even by London standards, £4.50 for a small bottle of beer is taking the piss.
EMA was good, but a bit all over the place. She tries very hard, but comes across as artificial and stagey. Love the album, and enjoyed the show, but I had hoped that it would be more engaging.
I don't think the more fragile bits of the record (which tend to be my favourite bits) translated very well.
Didn't have any issues with the sound though, but I was just at the front.
...not bad, they seemed a bit shy/nervous.
What has changed with Cargo? Have they moved the stage?
It seems that now you can play Neil Young/Bryan Adams type songs without any irony.
the day after the London show, before her gig in Bristol. She was nice and talked a lot.
You can read it here should you wish to; http://bit.ly/o8uKRe