Set 29 2013, 10:38 di stephthorpeuk
Ago 12 2009, 16:27 di ma0smSat 25 Jul – Truck Festival
It was the twelfth annual Truck Festival with more people and less trucks than ever but as there were so many great new bands, let's not waste time on precursor.
As we headed victoriously from the campsite, passing the twee party sound of six day riot, we settled for our Truck festival cherry pop in the form of the replacement for the now defunct Colours, Tubelord. The sound in The Barn was reassuringly loud and clear, unlike the overwhelming stench of shit which reminded you what this venue was used for during the other 363 days of the year. Harmonies clashed against pockets of noise in songs so packed with songs bursting with ideas, though perhaps it was too early in the day to appreciate the storming of the crowd by their pig mask wearing front man or perhaps it just wasn't necessary.
Next up were Dear Reader, bringing the pace down to Radio 2 friendly levels more fitting with the time of day. …
Ott 28 2005, 22:56 di milkboneThis is a partial list of my gig-going from 1976 to date. I'm sure there are many I'm just not remembering right now.
Numbers in parentheses indicate numbers of multiple shows.
10,000 Maniacs (5)
The Bangles (2)
The Battlefield Band
The Beat (aka The English Beat)
Belle and Sebastian (3)
Blue Oyster Cult
Gary U.S. Bonds
The Bongos (2)
The Boys of the Lough
Billy Bragg (2)
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Elvis Costello and the Attractions (3)
The Decemberists (3)
Don Dixon (3)
The Doobie Brothers
Drive By Truckers
Bob Dylan (2)
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Fairport Convention (10)
Five Chinese Brothers (10)
The Flaming Lips
Peter Gabriel (2)
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five