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May 29, 2011
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Boring By Sea
As a follow up to the 2013 thread and with a bit of persuasion from Herr Tubthumper I thought it was worth thinking about next year and provide a place for anyone to post news and reviews for any band/festivals etc they have planned ahead. If anyone knows how the threads can be merged that would be great as there is a fair bit on last years which is worth keeping to look back on.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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The Fatherland
I'm sure a kind mod will merge this. Onto business: so far I have Midlake, Toy, Daniel Avery/Erol Arkan, of Montreal and Arcade Fire at Earls Court and in Berlin. I'm also prob going to go to Polica and Moderat. The latter has sold out though so need to work out how I'm going to get in.
 

Machiavelli

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Oct 11, 2013
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Fiveways
I recommend Polar Bear, who are playing at the Komedia in March. It's a perfect venue for their music, which is broadly highly accomplished avant-garde jazz with a punk ethic and aesthetic. Don't let that put you off though.
 
May 29, 2011
8,228
Boring By Sea
I'm sure a kind mod will merge this. Onto business: so far I have Midlake, Toy, Daniel Avery/Erol Arkan, of Montreal and Arcade Fire at Earls Court and in Berlin. I'm also prob going to go to Polica and Moderat. The latter has sold out though so need to work out how I'm going to get in.

Some great stuff there. Seeing Toy too at Hove Market Place- not heard their new album yet but hoping that Santa will deliver. Also got Great Escape, British Sea Power, Cate le Bon, The Wedding Present x 2 and Parquet Courts. Lots more to come I dare say.
 

Simgull

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Jan 3, 2013
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Hove
well assuming this carries on from the 2013 thread.
Last week saw...
Yo La Tengo at the De La Warr - great set, great venue - odd crowd first time I have seen a couple arrive at a gig with a push chair - is there a creche?!
Wooden Shjips at Audio ... bit disappointing, love the album but it all seemed a bit subdued possibly Monday night blues.
From the Jam at Concorde..great night playing All Mod Cons, really like the way the singer does n't try to be Paul Weller.
Rounds off a great year of live music for me.

Next year...Polica booked, possibly Parquet Courts. Also mention of a friend's new band, Les Stoogers who play The Green Door on Sat 25th Jan (after Leeds)..playing mainly covers from first three Stooges album. Not seen them yet but could be a fun night and only a fiver.
 

modulate

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Nov 23, 2013
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So far in 2014 planning on Parquet Courts at the Concorde, great escape, Frank Turner at the o2 and hopefully Pearl Jam at Milton Keynes bowl
 
May 29, 2011
8,228
Boring By Sea
I recommend Polar Bear, who are playing at the Komedia in March. It's a perfect venue for their music, which is broadly highly accomplished avant-garde jazz with a punk ethic and aesthetic. Don't let that put you off though.

I saw them at Great Escape about three years ago in The Komedia. A friend persuaded me to go along as not what I would normally choose to watch. Have to say that they were pretty good but not sure I could take more than half an hour which was about the length of their set.
 


big nuts

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Jan 15, 2011
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Neil Young supported by The National at Hyde Park
Arcade Fire - Earls Court
Goldfrapp and Franz Ferdinand The Dome

Might grab a ticket for Polar Bear after reading this.
Don't know if I can get away with Parquet Courts on valentino's day.
 

Machiavelli

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Oct 11, 2013
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Fiveways
Neil Young supported by The National at Hyde Park
Arcade Fire - Earls Court
Goldfrapp and Franz Ferdinand The Dome

Might grab a ticket for Polar Bear after reading this.
Don't know if I can get away with Parquet Courts on valentino's day.

Neil Young is probably my favourite artist, but Polar Bear are not like him.
 

catfish

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Dec 17, 2010
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Worthing
Paul Jones & Dave kelly at St Paul's in Worthing, Larry Miller, King King & Big Boy Bloater at the Ropetackle and Hawkwind at Shepherds Bush Empire booked so far.
 

Trufflehound

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Aug 5, 2003
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The democratic and free EU
Tickets acquired so far in 2014:

I Like Trains - Dordrecht
Midlake - Utrecht
Neutral Milk Hotel - Utrecht
Arcade Fire -Antwerp

Will be doing Pukkelpop for the 12th time in August, although tickets won't go on sale until April.

Bound to be lots more.
 


rcf0712

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Feb 26, 2009
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Springsteen and The e Street Band with Little Stephen early Feb', queens of the stoneage and Nine inch Nails double bill and Arctic Monkeys in March - all at Perth Arena. Unless I win a ticket no Big Day Out for me......
 

Machiavelli

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Oct 11, 2013
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Fiveways
I saw them at Great Escape about three years ago in The Komedia. A friend persuaded me to go along as not what I would normally choose to watch. Have to say that they were pretty good but not sure I could take more than half an hour which was about the length of their set.

Fair enough. I don't think you're quite such an old man as I am, but when you get there, you might take more kindly to jazz. You might also think that, as good as the music is at The Great Escape, queuing for hours to see a band is not the best way to spend the few hours you get to go out. I remember getting a ticket six years ago, and was the only nights I'd had out since my son had been born (his bowled over at the mo, because he got photographed with his favourite player, KLL, on Sunday). While my two friends were in The Pressure Point witnessing Bon Iver play his For Emma set, I was stood right at the front of the queue all the way through his set. I do approve of most of what you recommend on here, however.
 

Machiavelli

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Oct 11, 2013
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Fiveways
I'm keen to hear recommendations particularly for Brighton, but rather than hear these in isolation, is there any chance that you can include the following questions (if this takes off, others can add or amend alternative ones):
Three favourite live bands
Favourite Brighton venues
Gig(s) of the year (so far)

My answers are:
Pixies, Shellac, Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Green Door Store, St George's Church, (Freebutt: RIP)
Peter Brotzmann @ GDS, Kraftwerk (Electricity) @ Tate Modern, F*** Buttons @ Concorde 2, Mark Lanegan @ SGC, Hookworms @ GDS (I think)
 

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