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Any of you sexy bastards have a spare ticket?
but I'm going and am VERY EXCITED
(No spare, sorry.)
Cargo now has a ludicrous policy of refusing entry to ANYONE without photographic ID.
I have a work pass with a photo and my name on it but nowt else. Will that do or do I really have to dig out my passport?
Of course they may have lightened up, but this was definitely the case about a month ago.
I have fond memories of seeing Les Savy Fav, Neon Indian, Women etc. all put excellent performances on late 2010ish. Heard that it had got worse as a venue in quite a short space of time (to say the least!) but this sounds ridiculous.
I'm in my mid-30s and don't have much hair on my head. I've not been ID'd at The Cargo yet. I knew there'd be a benefit to alopecia.
when I saw Archers Of Loaf last year (see the reason above) but two blokes in front of me who were easily in their mid-20s had their drivers licence inserted into that ID reader thing. Having said that, there was a very drunk girl at the gig who was ejected who looked about 12 and so I assume it's subjective but door staff could become little Napoleons depending on their mood.
Might chance it, and then write a snooty letter to the management if they're mean to me.
Yeah the ID thing is weird. Went in December for Archers Of Loaf and the guy practically treated me like a criminal when I was going in. For Sharon Van Etten in March though, the guy just did a half-arsed check of my bag and waved me on through.
Don't want to spend a minute longer than necessary in Cargo
doesn't work, but the band carry on regardless. Despite, the power outage, I thought their longer, intense songs worked brilliantly. What happened? I guess the emergency or essential circuit cut out and no one was able to sort it out. Nonetheless, it made for a great gig overall. One of the band sold me a t-shirt. They're nice blokes too. Overall, an excellent night out.
1) I really enjoyed it
2) Dylan has been criticised in the past for weak vocals. Live, they are absolutely fine. Good, even.
3) Wish he'd take that fucking hat off though.
4) Other guitarist and bassist are good
5) Drummer, not so good
- don't go for elaborate fills all the time if you can't nail decent timing
- breaking your equipment a couple of songs in is not cool. Learn some control
- not a lost cause, but dude needs some tuition, srs
6) Wish they'd played some earlier stuff
7) They're good when they go a bit "noise," but they'd be boring if they did too much of it
8) They've got really catchy songs. Can see them crossing over and becoming massive
- at which point I reserve the right to say I used to like them before they sold out
9) Props for continuing when the power went out. Made it feel a little bit "special"
10) Would have liked an encore-in-the-dark
what I saw after a long day without putting much thought into it. I would have liked to have heard No Future No Past with the electricity on though. I thought that was a fun gig. I had a ticket for Grimes but knocked it on the head for Cloud Nothings. I'm pretty sure I made the right choice.
It's not tunes like The Thermals. It's not noise and poise like Sonic Youth. It's not noise and poise and tunes like Archers Of Loaf.
I just don't know. Pretty good show though. Even if a couple of the songs sounded a bit like Green Day.
That should have read ... its not noise and tunes like Archers Of Loaf, its not noise and poise and tunes like Nirvana.
Paul Gambaccini fail.
Not too keen on the just about acceptable 8 minutes of recorded noise becoming 15 minutes of pretty boring noise on stage. And the drummer wasn't very good.
But other than that, I really enjoyed myself. The staff needlessly panicking when the set finished and people had to try and leave a dark room without, I dunno, somehow dying :')
Given he couldn't hear a thing from the monitor.
I really liked the darkness bit - made the gig amazing.
Cargo really is the worst venue in London right now, then?
I wasn't there last night, but c'mon, it's not even close.
given that you have to take your passport and they're asking FIVE BLOODY POUNDS for can of lager
But the building and the outside bit are nice, and the staff are OK
Last night we had:
- the usual strongarm tactics to force you to provide them with a photo ID despite there being no way they can require it of you
- £4.50 for a can of beer (not that others are much better but it doesn't have beer prices in its favour)
- bad sound. Normally they have good sound but this time we had the bass popping all over the place and a really shoddy mix
- the PA and lights in the main room failing completely but no one even attempted to offer an explanation or an apology.
Just to compound the bad sound point: when the PA died and we were just left with the band's amps and the raw drums they actually sounded better (barring no vocals).
Completely unwelcoming bullshit, really.
I had a rather nice tangerine.
May have to reconsider her entire lifeplan. :)
If anything, the power cut made it more special.
The support band were absolute bobbins though. There was no escape either since Cargo now pipe the PA through into the bar bit and the toilets.
Online here: http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2012/05/10/cloud-nothings-cargo-london-100512/
It's amazing how game changers like the power cut can end up being a positive thing!