Joined: 20 Oct 2006
Location: North West England
Tell me about it. It didn't help that it isn't the easiest of venues to get to either. I almost ended up not going myself but luckily a few guys from my town went to the sikth gig at the academy and sorted me a lift home.
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police bastard on saturday mastodon the week after then december some brummy band fronted by a man called dustin broadbrick followed by behemoth and decapitated then lawnmower deth in london 3 gigs 3 citys 3 days i may be a lil poorly after
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Joined: 14 Feb 2014
Location: The parts unknown
Puce Mary with great warm-up acts in a gig held in a bomb shelter. The one group there which I had never heard of before, Gunk, put out the best show of the night. It really had those strong Metgumbnerbone vibes in it and it was something that I have been waiting for a long time. First starting out with that great, minimal atmosphere with the slight ritual aspects in it and then evolving into some more old school action. Throwing metal objects and also using the bomb shelter itself as an instrument etc.
Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Location: Manchester, England
Saw White Hills and GNOD last night. White Hills were pretty cool, though a bit too much 70s rock action for my taste. GNOD were fucking mindblowing. Imagine an intensely-driven mix of GOD, early Skullflower and Terminal Cheesecake blowing your mind. That good.
roadburn, as usual, massively satisfying. will do a full review but the short highlights - subrosa, a thing of devastating beauty - monolord, riffmungous perfection - goatwhore, jawdroppingly intense - pekki kappi, dub hawkwind? yesss - EHG, in a church, horribly good - profetus, never been to a happier funeral - mortals, raw with an ace drummer - king dude, just is - sun worship, worthy inheritors of WITTR blastathons - undersmile, completely uncompromising blend of reverberation and caress - coltsblood, supreme anguished filth - fistula, sludge party to end all
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saw Winged Victory for the Sullen and Loscil last week.
As much as I dig Stars of the Lid--I dunno, maybe I just wasn't in the mood--WVFtS just seemed a bit too precious. kind of like later SoTL--which I like--but could do without the strings sometimes. there's something cloying about it to me as opposed to the purely guitar-sourced earlier SoTL. that stuff just seems even more to the front with WVFtS. And though it's not really a point, the name begs ridicule.
Loscil however was pretty great. some nice projections of various waterways added to the thing.
Was overseas in January, missed Swans by two days. Bummer.
February was Godflesh and Ministry, both twice. Faith No More, great. Soundgarden, shit. Les Butcherettes, a Mexican/US trio somehow affiliated to The Mars Volta who were really good, recommend seeing them if you get the chance.
Three weeks ago was Sun Kil Moon. Not exactly what I was expecting, but entirely amazing nonetheless. Kozelek spent most of his time just singing and/or playing a floor drum as part of a trio with drummer and keyboard player, only occasionally picking up his guitar. It was billed as the Benji tour but actually ended up as much of a Perils From The Sea tour ( the recentish Kozelek/Jimmy Lavalle album, which is incredible by the way). The banter was fantastic, he is certainly not the grumpy old fart he is made out to be, or rather he is, but in the best way. Benji and Perils are two of the best (and my favourite) albums from the last year or so, so I was always going to love this.
On a slightly different tip, last night was Carcass and Napalm Death. Carcass were good, the early stuff was amazing, not that into anything post-Necroticism. Napalm Death were astonishingly good, one of the biggest surprises of the pleasant variety of my gig going career. The most violent I've seen a crowd at an Australian gig since I've been here. Barney is indeed the legend I'd been lead to believe he was.
Got The Drones next month at the Opera House.
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