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4 days ago
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Trombone Shorty is a New Orleans player with a mix of rock, r'n'b and jazz, had cameos in Treme: Trombone Shorty on Jools Holland Gillian Welch is a folk/country singer, featured in Oh Brother Where Art Thou Time The Revelator Taj Mahal is one of the elder statesmen of blues that's still going - still making well received records that mix it up with Tex Mex, World music etc, so not st
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5 days ago
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I'll echo the love for the Mule - after a fine start they went a bit dull with High And Mighty and the attrocious detour into reggae with A Mighty High, but last tow albums have been great, the last one is a good experiment with one cd with Warren singing as usual but with another with the same songs sung by guests - Dr John, Elvis Costello, Glenn Hughes. Jim Jones (My Morning Jacket) sings the a
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15 days ago
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Its gone up a lot - but it does vary so its not just the venues. Looking at the Manchester Academy email, and it varies from £14 for Halestorm to £28 for Extreme, UB40 etc - seems like some older, more-successful-in-the-past bands charge more: Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Mr Big have all been quite expensive for that size venue, but I read that bands are taking a bigger cut of the ticket prices
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22 days ago
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Check the date of the story....
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23 days ago
Someone-else
Manchester on the 7th too....
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4 weeks ago
Someone-else
Meh - its fairly lifeless and doesn't bode well if this is best they could find to launch the band
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6 weeks ago
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Hard to think of one that's genuinely mainstream - The Temperance Movement got to No 12 in the album charts, but no mainstream airplay so it dropped like a stone. Airbourne's debut wasn't a high charter, but they managed to get into 3000 cap places on that tour
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7 weeks ago
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Seeing them in Chester next week - love having decent bands in a venue 10 mins down the road instead of trekking to Manchester all the time. Saw them in Manc in October and it was great gig, so looking forward to this, shame there isn't a support in the same calibre as Tracer.
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7 weeks ago
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July 19/20th - only Bernie Marsden and Buffalo Summer on the undercard so far: Here
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7 weeks ago
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Support band Cadillac 3 are pretty good too - getting decent press aswell. I'm going to their own gig in Chester on Friday with Buffalo Summer and The Graveltones.
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8 weeks ago
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Fair enough - they did OK over here, playing the sort of 'second tier' venues - 3k capacities and largely maintained that through the grunge years, but they couldn't follow Leppard etc into the arenas. I recall they pushed a single to radio stations under a blank label (On A Broken Dream) and was positive but was turned down when they found out who the band. I remember them saying that they wa
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8 weeks ago
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Liked them back in the day - don't know about not getting the right push, they had loads of chances, hit singles, TV appearances. If they'd concentrated more on getting the third album out instead of making up stories for the press they have done better. Saw them a few times and they are great, but a dismal reunion show with Alice Cooper and a lame one with Def Leppard/Whitesnake put me off th
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8 weeks ago
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That Lennon quote is frequently taken out of context: its not a dig at Ringo, but a sarky comment towards Paul, who put himself on the drum stool on Back IN The USSR and Dear Prudence when Ringo walked out.
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8 weeks ago
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Saw them support Vista Chino in November, good stuff. They're out with fellow 70s riff mongers Scorpion Child next month: Sun 16 Mar – BRISTOL Exchange (MT closes the show) Tue 18 Mar – COLCHESTER Arts Centre (SC closes) Thu 20 Mar – BIRMINGHAM Academy 3 (MT closes) Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes) Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes) Sun 23 Mar –
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2 months ago
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Love their albums (and the Horrible Crows one) but thought they were dreadful live: given their constant references to rock's greats I was expecting at least a bit of showmanship, but a surly, charmless singer and a cack handed third guitarist, they blundered their way through a set with few highlights. First support Dave Hause managed more wit and charm with just him and a guitar.
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3 months ago
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Thing is tho', like anything where you pay for access to anything, the tickets are issued with terms and conditions, which you accept before purchasing, and what they did here complies with that. Disappointing maybe, but not a farce. I remember seeing Queensryche play at the Apollo on the Q2K tour, and the balcony was closed, and maybe half of the seats were sold - probably less than a thousan
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7 months ago
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Ever since they made commercial concessions for the One video/single, everything they've done has been to make themselves bigger. Now, that involves touring all over, including the lucrative new Asian markets. Their manager said last year that they toured Europe doing the Black album instead of recording an album because of potential issues with the Euro, and that future touring would be more
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9 months ago
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As much as I love that era, what's left of Coverdale's voice is the deal-breaker. If, like me, you missed out, then we missed out.
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9 months ago
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According to wiki, Appetite is the 10th biggest selling album in America with 18m sales. Worldwide its about 35m. Next is Slippery and Hysteria with 12m each in the US, Pyromania, Van Halen 1984 and ZZ Tops Eliminator at 10m.
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9 months ago
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I'm surprised they've announced these dates - their usual pattern is full tour for the albums, one off festival gigs for these heritage shows. I can imagine a few being pissed off having to spend £100+ for a Donington day ticket to see the Maiden England show believing this pattern to hold, only for a cheaper ticket for the same show being offered a week later.
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10 months ago
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Dinosaur Jr? The Heavy? Alabama Shakes? Primal Scream? PiL? May not get this site excited, but they're all rock bands.
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10 months ago
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Agree with previous the previous post - barring a couple of howlers it's a great album, and will probably be at the Ritz aswell.
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10 months ago
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Saw them for the fifth time on Saturday and I think they've done the RAOTW and Shout thing at every one. Still, enjoyed it considering I wasn't that excited about it - while I've got some time for the Lost Highway type stuff, You Want To Make A Memory is a drag and there was a sizeable exit to the bar. But the good thing about a 3 hr set is that you can play the hits, the new stuff and some b
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11 months ago
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Late 70s/Early 80s Springsteen Thin Lizzy w/Gary Moore
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11 months ago
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In terms of ACDC, I wouldn't say the bass players/drummers were key members - certainly the Youngs didn't see them that way: they had to play exactly what they wanted with none of their own flair. Cliff Williams was told what to play, where to stand on stage that he had to walk forward for the BV's and walk back without turning round (apparently Brian Johnson bollocked by Malcolm during his first
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1 year ago
Someone-else
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees. In the UK it was Mull of Kintyre
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1 year ago
Someone-else
Good band, but went off the boil when Spice left - the psychadelic silliness that peppered the early albums seemed to leave with him and they became another 70s style plod rock band. That said, the new album is step up from the last one, which was dreadfull.
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1 year ago
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BJ were cannier than most when the tide turned, changing their sound/look less drastically than some. Compare to say Def Lepp, who were in the 'pop' market every bit as BJ - they said that with Hysteria they weren't in the same ballgame as Priest, more Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross. They came off the back of Adrenalize, where the singles were on the radio, and a successfull greatest hits album (w
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1 year ago
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Seen them 5 or 6 times now, always excellent live. Just ordered the new album, hoping its a step up from the lacklustre 'Strange Cousins..'
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1 year ago
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First album was fair-to-poor but the follow up ws decent. The last one was written as Hughes's solo album, so can't see a new guitarist being a huge deal songwise (except in sales, possibly) - JB seems too busy elsewhere turning out production line albums.
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