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anyone ever done this? kinda struggling with finding stuff to do in the evenings/meet like-minded people :(
(I've got this wrong and you're not in Brussels are you?)
Tricky tomorrow night
Mark Lanegan on Friday
Waxahatchee on Saturday
Alt-J or Ennio Morricone next tuesday
Afghan Whigs or Phil Selway sat 7th Feb
TV on the Radio tues 10th feb
Jessie Ware on 12th
Fat White Family on Fri 13th
Kooks, Jamie T, Gaz Coombes, Viet Cong, DJ Shadow, Decemberists, Death from above 1979 & FKA Twigs between then and the beginning of March
Warpaint, Ariel Pink, José Gonzalez with Olof Arnaulds, Underworld, Nicki Minaj & Jessica Pratt
all in MARCH
and I'm probably the greatest talent of my generation so it doesn't really matter.
Just do other stuff instead. Or stay in. Both excellent choices.
with the videos on here:
but there's almost none, just a few local bands i've not heard of.
in the coming weeks alone: http://www.abconcerts.be/
outside of the major cities. Check your privilege.
people in the UK who moan that there are no gigs going on in their hometown are massive crybabies
Now I'm elsewhere with no music scene, which is a bit of shame. I really missed it at first, but I've become more acclimatised to it (I just seem to read a lot now). I could go to more gigs, but it would involve getting the half 1 Megabus back home from Manchester, which means I wouldn't get back to mine until 3am or so. It would have to be a gig I'd seriously want to see to be bothered with that.
why did i move to leicester
last 3 gigs i went to in leicester:
half man half biscuit (october) - bunch of radio 6 music fucks got too rowdy; one gored me and i landed on a person sat in a wheelchair. stood at the back crying for the rest of the gig
sleaford mods (october) - someone kept screaming in my face "THE DOLE DON'T WORK" or something, idk. got there at 8.30 because it said tickets were nearly sold out, first support came on at 9.30 and was a hip hop group from plymouth
david thomas broughton (september) - 9 people in the audience. had a chat with the promoter and he asked if i thought he charged too much (it was £7 i think)
Shame to see it's gone downhill. Sheffield is the same really. Some good gigs, don't get me wrong. But Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham draw most decent acts so Sheffield struggles which is a shame because there's plenty of demand. Lack of late trains makes things worse too.
during my first year of uni (2010-11)
then suddenly they had fuck all going on in my second and third year for some reason. Barely heard of any of the bands they had on.
between the harley and queens social club they've currently got 3 gigs advertised in Feb :-(
I imagine Sheffield is in the same position Edinburgh is, slightly too close to a bigger place with a better reputation for drawing crowds. And if you can shore that up with those willing/able to afford to travel from the next place over, then why not?
He's struggling a bit as he went to lots of gigs in glasgow, and well, luxembourg ain't exactly hoatching with gigs
looks alright tbh
nena, calexico AND steel pulse all in the next 3 months
Sounds like it has more stuff on than London.
sorta noise rock type o' thing if that's your bag
There are no gigs in this county.
Theres none here either
Didn't go to see The View at The Buttermarket in 2008. Glory days.
The two main concert venues in Brussels are:
- Botanique: an amazing multi-room complex that used to be the Orangery of the National Botanic Gardens. It is located on the edge of the gardens and has at least 4 different sized venues operating in tandem. In particular, look out for the Les Nuits festival later this year: http://botanique.be/en/project/les-nuits-en/2015
- Ancienne Belgique: 2,000 capacity hall, in a modern building that is very efficiently run. This is where most of the better known indie names play, from TV On The Radio to Caribou. There is also a smaller venue, the AB Club with a capacity of 280. If you're lost for things to do, go and see White Fence there this Saturday evening.
Two other venues you may want to check out:
- Beursschouwburg: a venue with a bit more of an arty edge, loads of weird electronica, but also bands like The Oscillation, Disappears and Nissenmondai are due to play in the near future.
- Magasin 4: this place is punk as fuck. Favourite stop for a lot of US underground bands, for people who know their Oozing Wound from their Swingin' Utters.
If you don't mind taking a train, there a few cities that are close that also have good venues that I can recommend
leuven (about 20 minutes) has het depot
ghent (about 40 minutes) has de vooruit and democrazy
antwerp (about 30 minutes) has trix and de roma.
Don't know if all of these stop on time so people can still take a train home (trix certainly doesn't), I usually ask a friend if I can crash at theirs
Cardiff always seemed to have decent stuff on, Newport was just down the road which had TJs (RIP) and Le Pub. Bristol and Swansea within a reasonable drive also. Now Bristol has enough to keep me going, I tend to fly solo on a whim these days instead of going in a group with my old school chums.
2 hours from the nearest big city. It's going to be tough but I'm planning a couple of trips I wouldn't have been able to do if I was still in the UK.