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ScottM
Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 8:32:38 AM
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But at least I get to tick off a couple of big names that I haven't previously caught - Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood and BB King, within a month of each other in London. In the case of Mr King, especially pleased that being out of the country for this year's Bluesfest won't mean that I miss what will likely be my only chance to see the legend live. With Clapton and Winwood, I see last year's sets could safely be called "crowd pleasers" which bodes well since it is the first time I'll have seen either live. A Cream number or 2 would be a nice surprise.......

I see Trombone Shorty is also here in July - I'm more than happy to catch some of this Bluesfest lineup as they (hopefully) head my way. Maybe an Irma Thomas and/or Derek Trucks and/or Robert Randolph tour through the UK isn't too much to ask?

Big city living has its perks, as our dear Ranger keeps reminding us.....
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:42:12 PM
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My two weeks in London was a pilgrimage to see The Who play two nights at the Indigo2. I did the touristy thing during the day and every night I went to see someone. Billy Bragg, Mick Jones etc. at a benefit gig, The Pogues, Tracy Chapman, something on every night. What a town to live in. Very jealous.
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:33:05 PM
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was it better than last year in brisbane? if i remember you were row 3,we were row 2 dead centre.close enough to be covered in pete townsends sweat.

i would like to see them in england though.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 7:45:55 PM
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Quite correct Scott and if I was your age I would be doing my OE.
I have always been too busy working to do it,which I now regret.
So do it while you can.
I note that Maceo Parker is playing on 9th March.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ScottM
Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 10:59:11 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:

I note that Maceo Parker is playing on 9th March.


Yeah, he cancelled his October tour whilst I was in Edinburgh. Damn shame, because the venue that he was due to play at was great. I'll have to look into where he's playing this time around.

Oh, and Derek Trucks is coming through town in the next couple of months. So I am starting to assemble my "BF 2011" sideshows....

The list of other shows I already have lined up is staggering, though many probably don't fit the realm of "Bluesfest discussion" per se. Still, it is an embarrassment of riches.
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 10:51:21 AM
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don't be shy...

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ScottM
Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:21:28 AM
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Since you insist Dan......

Caribou
Black Angels
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fu Manchu
Monotonix
Surfer Blood (just realised I booked this over the rescheduled Maceo gig. Oops)
Twilight Singers
Deerhunter
Crocodiles
Steve Mason
Either J Mascis solo or Jim Jones Revue
Dean Wareham (of Galaxie 500)
Jason Isbell
Best Coast
Death From Above 1979 or Drive By Truckers or Chilly Gonzalez
Josh T Pearson
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Grant Lee Buffalo
Mercury Rev
Meat Puppets
The Flaming Lips (playing The Soft Bulletin)

all of the above, plus the aforementioned BB, Clapton/Winwood, Trucks/Tedeschi and Trombone Shorty gigs are all booked between now and July 2nd (except where I haven't made up my mind between clashing shows.

I like this town.
wildthing
Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:05:34 AM
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I like it!... But hardly Blues fest. I missed seeing Deerhunter...OK. I wont be shy.
Black Mountain
Band of Skulls
The Cure
Dallas Frasca
Steve Winwood
Niney the Observer
PJ Harvey
Cold War Kids
The Mess Hall
Dan...
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Quote:
Either J Mascis solo or Jim Jones Revue


that's a VERY tough one. usually i'd say masicis all the way, particualrly given how freaking good his solo record is, but JJR were really great out here.

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Death From Above 1979 or Drive By Truckers or Chilly Gonzalez


another tough one. love the truckers and not huge on dfa, but what are the chances of seeing them again...

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti


wasn't great at laneway unfortunately, it just seemed a bit weird. sound was not great though.

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ScottM
Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:52:29 PM
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Dan... wrote:
that's a VERY tough one. usually i'd say masicis all the way, particualrly given how freaking good his solo record is, but JJR were really great out here.


I think I'll go with J Mascis, on the rationale that JJR are UK based and a Mascis solo show is far less regular an occurence.

Dan... wrote:
another tough one. love the truckers and not huge on dfa, but what are the chances of seeing them again....


That's pretty much where I'm at. Not even sure what the ticket situation is for DFA 1979, so that might decide it.

Dan... wrote:
wasn't great at laneway unfortunately, it just seemed a bit weird. sound was not great though.


So I read, but hopeful that a non-festival gig will help have everything right as far as the technical side of things. And he strikes me as a "hot or cold" prospect, so fingers crossed for a good night. And a bit weird is fine by me.....
TheLoneRanger
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wildthing wrote:

Band of Skulls

Wishes come true in due course.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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