Gigs of 2012, part three

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

My final set of gigs for the year had a busy month of November, which turned out to be not quite as busy as I expected, thanks to illness. I still managed to squeeze in a bunch of gigs, and had some good nights out. There were a couple of ...

Gigs of 2012, part one

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

I'm still getting to gigs, still with mixed results. Here are my experiences from the first gigs of the year. Wild Flag/Peggy Sue at Electric Ballroom Peggy Sue play first, and though seem pretty good initially they start to wear on me as the set continues. I'm not sure why at first, ...

Gigs of 2011, part three

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

I appear to have been to more gigs in the past couple of months than the whole year before. I am trying to get out more, which is kind of working. I am getting out of an evening and, for the most part, enjoying seeing live music, but the secondary ...

Music of 2011, part three

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

After my previous collection of new music I felt a bit disappointed, and perhaps a little downhearted about my continuing search for good music. As it turns out, there is still plenty to be discovered, as long as I look in the right places. My third collection of mini-reviews of ...

Gigs of 2010-ish

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

It looks like back in 2010 I was still endeavouring to write a review for gigs the day after I attended them, the habit tailing off towards the end of the year. I find it difficult to be thorough and timely, particularly if I don't have much to say, probably ...

Slow Club at Koko

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Slow Club are uncharacteristically quiet. Not in their music, which opens enthusiastically with a guest drummer and bass player, but it isn't until the end of the third song when they first interact with the audience. The venues for the folk duo are just getting bigger and bigger, ...

Slow Club at Highbury and Islington Garage

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The Garage in Highbury and Islington is a fairly small venue. I would have thought the Union Chapel, just down the road and where Slow Club played a Christmas gig, would hold more people, but perhaps the Garage's lack of pews gets more people crammed in. 'So many ...

Music of 2009, part three

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Better late than never is my final review of the music I bought in 2009. I have mashed together what was originally going to be two posts in to the one, lest I find myself reviewing some of last year's CDs in June. After getting Slow Club's single Let's Fall ...

Slow Club at Union Chapel

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I arrive early for tonight's Slow Club gig. The promoters didn't send tickets to the agencies in time, so I want to leave enough time to pick up the tickets on the door. The gig is in the Union Chapel and has unreserved pew seating, so getting early ...

Slow Club at Scala

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The house lights go down but the band don't appear on stage. A little longer passes before a ripple of excitement passes through the audience, just as Slow Club does. Strumming acoustic guitars, Charles and Rebecca squeeze their way from a side door to the centre of the ...