This show has it’s Manchester premiere next Wednesday If anyone fancies reviewing it on here, a pair of tickets will be available.
This show has it’s Manchester premiere next Wednesday If anyone fancies reviewing it on here, a pair of tickets will be available.
Pink Floyd, London’s V&A and Michael Cohl’s Iconic Entertainment Studios Announce The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
13 May – 1 October 2017 Tickets on sale 31 August 2016 Sound Experience by Sennheiser www.pinkfloydexhibition.com | vam.ac.uk/PinkFloyd | #TheirMortalRemains
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum today announced the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. To mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne, and over 200 million record sales later, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary. The exhibition marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members and is promoted by Michael Cohl and Iconic Entertainment Studios. Tickets go on sale at 10:0am, Wednesday 31 August via the V&A and other ticketing partners. The exhibition will celebrate Pink Floyd’s place in history » Continue Reading.
To celebrate the release of The Divine Comedy’s new album “Foreverland,” Rough Trade East and Word In Your Ear present a very special evening with Neil Hannon, hosted by best selling author and WIYE’s very own David Hepworth. David will be talking to Neil about his fantastic new album and the songwriting process behind it, plus Neil will take the opportunity to play a few songs. The 45 minute Q&A will be followed by an album signing.
(I have checked with WIYE, and Alex confirmed that he is happy for me to share this here.)
Blackfriars, Bell Street, Glasgow, 9pm. My first full gig with my “Clancy Sessions Band”. The core of the set is my re-workings of songs from the Clancy/Makem songbook – inspired by what Bruce did with his Seeger Sessions. And being a pub gig, we’ll have to keep folk in the pub and drinking, so the set will be filled out with some Neil Young, Steve Earle and whatever else we fancy doing. I have over 1000 – yup – in my repertoire and we’ll be taking requests. If you are in town, feel free to drop in. A decent sized crowd would be nice for the first gig.
It’s been a long time coming – I’m delighted to say The Primevals will be playing at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham on Friday 11th November, sharing the bill with The Black Bombers and The Derellas.
No idea of stage times, so please get there early if you are coming.
Review of last album in link
I have attached a video of us in France 2014 in case anyone is wondering “are they like The Scottish Band?”
Due to a monumental balls up, Bargepole has ended up with 4 tickets for this gig at Leeds Beckett University instead of the required 2! It’s on Saturday 8 October and the venue is unseated- tickets cost £48 inc booking fee, but will accept £30 for the pair if anyone is interested. Send me a message if you need further info.
September sees the release of the next batch of vinyl reissues, covering the band’s 1970-72 period, namely Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds. All three have been remastered from the original analogue master tapes. Anyone going to be investing in these – indeed has anyone purchased any of the first batch (Piper, Secrets, More, Ummagumma)? Incidentally, The Wall And The Division Bell are also being reissued on vinyl next week.
I spoke to James’ mum last night – she says the funeral is likely to be Monday morning in King’s Park (on the south side of Glasgow). I checked she is fine with me passing this on to others here. If anyone thinks they may wish to come then PM me and I’ll pass on the details when I hear them.
September 8th sees this year’s Bestival kick off on the Isle of Wight.
Winner of the Best Major Festival award last year, this year’s bill has the usual eclectic selection of acts, something for everyone, adults and children alike (kids under 12 are free)
Headliners on the three main nights are Major Lazer (Friday), The Cure (Saturday) and Whiz Khalifa and Sean Paul (Sunday). Proceedings actually kick off though on the Thursday with Hot Chip headlining in the Big Top.
There are far far too many acts appearing to go through them all individually, but other stand outs include Bastille, Fatboy Slim, Animal Collective, and for us old folk, the Human League.
As ever with Bestival, there’s always lots going on away from the main stages, comedy, poetry, yoga, healing – you want it, it’s happening somewhere here.
Dusk till dawn spaceport raving, psychedelic adventuring, slow motion revitalisation, Mexican wrestling, the world’s biggest bouncy castle, the LoveBot. …oh, and the Chuckle Brothers!
The greatest party the future has ever seen – what’s not to like?!
Anyone else going, anyone been before, any enduring memories?
Never let it be said we are a clandestine elite who never take on new brothers and sisters but the Thames Valley chapter are sampling Indian cuisine just off the M4 junction 8/9 on Tuesday 9th August at 7.30.
If you’d like to come along then get in touch for further details.
Each year there’s an international event, known as The RPM Challenge, (note: “it’s a challenge, not a competition”) to musicians to write and record an album during February. It’s a bit like writers producing a novel in a month by writing n thousand lines a day. I’ve started it before but never finished it – this time I decided to try harder…. I decided to do a concept album… Anyway, I discovered Harold MacMillan made his “never had it so good” speech when I was in utero, so I settled on the concept as being to have a look at how we’ve done since then – literally in my lifetime. It’s not autobiographical, more a chronological look at history and culture. We start in 1957 and end up, well, now, thinking about the future. Also, it’s not musical pastiche, though some of the flavour of the times creeps into the tracks one way or the other. Like all good concept albums there’s a lyric sheet which I’d urge you to have a look at, if only for my little intro to each track. Like all good concept albums, it has lots of tracks (some quite short) and is great » Continue Reading.
I have a downstairs standing ticket for Belly at the London Forum. A combination of poor health and family commitments means I won’t be able to go. I hope to get to their Norwich gig a few days before, health permitting.
Anybody want my ticket? Face value is £26. I’m not bothered about the cost but I want it to go to someone who will enjoy the gig, not to a tout.
LIVE MUSIC RETURNS TO ROUNDHAY PARK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS
JAMES PRIMAL SCREAM WOLF ALICE MAX JURY THE HAGGIS HORNS
THE FIRST EVER MUSIC, FOOD AND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT ROUNDHAY PARK
17 SEPTEMBER 2016
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05 July 2016: Harvey Goldsmith is proud to announce OnRoundhay Festival in partnership with John Lewis, a brand new family, music and food festival in Leeds. Taking place in the stunning surroundings of Roundhay Park on 17 September 2016. OnRoundhay is the ultimate day out for standout live music with mouth-watering food and drink experiences along with a fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages, where under 12s go free! Tickets are on sale 9am on Tuesday 5 July and available via See Tickets.
Confirmed for the inaugural festival is a fantastic line-up of amazing artists including the multiplatinum-selling James, fresh from their triumphant set at Glastonbury. Their new album ‘Girl at the End of the World’ surged to number two in the album charts earlier this year. The ‘Sit Down’ and ‘She’s A Star’ group will co-headline alongside Scottish rock legends Primal Scream, who’ve had another incredibly successful year » Continue Reading.
A work colleague has two tickets he can’t use for the above gig – and we can’t either as we’ll be on holiday. PM me if you could use them – and I’ll work out a way of passing them on. Donations gratefully accepted, the main point is that they get used rather than wasted.
First appearance in Oxford from Dead Belgian, playing the best interpretations of Jacques Brel since, well since Jacques Brel. Plus support from Les Clochards. “Dead Belgian’s deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people’s champion.” MOJO “The way to perform Brel is to throw yourself at it, and the dramatic Dead Belgian do that with aplomb.” UNCUT “Dead Belgian bring the passion and grace of Brel’s songs to a modern audience like no one else can.” FOLK RADIO UK
Artists appearing: Glass are a synth & guitar pop outfit tipped as “ones to watch” by Tom Robinson. They’ll be playing an acoustic set. Matthew Bourne is a Jazz and avant-garde pianist/composer currently experimenting with synths. He will be playing a Moog set. Producer and musician Darren Morris will be showcasing his new album of electronically-treated pipe organ music “Union 1”. He will be playing a set on the chapel’s Henry Willis organ. Some members of The Leaf Library will be playing semi-improvised electronics in the intervals between the other acts. Tea, coffee, cake, quiche, bacon sandwiches etc. available as always from The Margins Café.
PRINCE ON VINYL with Lippy Kid Thursday 9th June from 8pm Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT FREE ADMISSION
This Thursday, Derbyshire’s very electronica artiste Lippy Kid will be playing host to help us celebrate, and pay our respects to, the music career of the icon Prince Rogers Nelson.
From those who influenced him, to those who he influenced and collaborated with, we’ll be exploring the indelible thumbprint he’s left on the word of music.
And we’ll be playing the music Prince recorded and performed himself – those classic albums from the time it felt he ruled the world including the whole of the Purple Rain album from vinyl and in full.
So please come along and join us. Bring any Prince related music you have as we’ll try to create time for you to play it, plus share any Prince related stories you have.
I got a small wrist-slappy move to the Noticeboard last time I posted one of these. Won’t make that mistake again.
Anyway. A couple of songs from our occasional series of rehearsal videos, one of which is new.
Hope you like. Frankly, I hope you see it at all. *waves from doldrums of Noticeboard section*
Queen’s iconic guitarist Brian May has pledged support to synthesizer pioneers Tangerine Dream in their effort to release a feature-length documentary, following the passing of Edgar Froese in 2015.
May, who recorded the album Sonic Universe with Tangerine Dream in 2011 at Tenerife’s STARMUS Festival, said “I’m grateful I have the opportunity to contribute to this piece on Edgar because truly he was something wonderful, and for me it was something wonderful in my life to have an opportunity to interact with him and create together, and I remember him very fondly.”
Tangerine Dream started the production of their first documentary in 2014; after the sudden passing of founder Froese they decided to turn the short documentary into a full-length feature covering both the band and Edgars’ lifetime work. The impressive story of Tangerine Dream will be reconstructed through several interviews with Edgar Froese’s wife Bianca Froese-Acquaye together with band members, close friends, artists and famous collaborators and will include previously unpublished footage from Edgar’s private archive. It’s homage to the great musician Edgar Froese and the early era of electronic music.
Tangerine Dream have started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the shooting of more » Continue Reading.
THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE – JOHNNY CASH, WILLIE NELSON, WAYLON JENNINGS AND KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
Columbia/Legacy Set to Release The Highwaymen Live – American Outlaws–a New Deluxe 3CD/1DVD (3CD/1 Blu-ray) Box Set on Friday, May 20
Monumental Live Highwaymen Collection Includes the Previously Unreleased Complete Nassau Coliseum Concert (March 14, 1990), Various Farm Aid Performances and a Previously Unreleased Recording of “One Too Many Mornings”
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Columbia/Legacy is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Highwaymen Live – American Outlaws, a deluxe new 3CD/1DVD (or 3CD/1 Blu-ray) box set of concert performances–including a previously unreleased complete concert on CD and DVD (or Blu-ray)–from country music’s legendary first “supergroup,” on Friday, May 20.
The Highwaymen Live – American Outlaws includes: a) two audio discs recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, March 14, 1990; b) an audio disc with tracks recorded live at various Farm Aid Festivals and c) a previously unreleased full-length concert film recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, March 14, 1990 and transferred from the original film reels especially for this collection.
As an added bonus, The Highwaymen Live – American Outlaws debuts a previously unreleased recording of “One » Continue Reading.
Paul will be visiting Glossop Record Club to talk about Macca, Deaf School, Bowie (and because I’m asking the questions, Morrissey) and his life in music journalism. We’ll also be playing a few records relating to his books along the way. If you can come, please be ready with your own questions as my interview technique borders on ‘shambolic’ at the best of times. It’s free, the drinks are cheap and you’ll get a warm welcome. What more could a young heart desire? Everything you need to know here – https://glossoprecordclub.wordpress.com/