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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby pophead2k » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:13 am

The Hold Steady at the legendary Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. I'm not as keen as the friend I'm going with, but should be a good show.

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Emotional Toothpaste » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:51 am

Interesting about the Chuck Berry show, John Foyle. I've seen him play at Blueberry Hill here in St. Louis and I can't remember if it is a weekly gig for him or a monthly gig, but it always sells out. As you mention, the backing band pretty much carries him, but it was still cool to see such a legend up-close and in-person.

In other news . . . Nick Lowe has some new October dates up on his website. Might try to catch the one in Chicago.
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:54 am

Emotional Toothpaste wrote:In other news . . . Nick Lowe has some new October dates up on his website. Might try to catch the one in Chicago.
http://www.nicklowe.net/tourdates.php


Might have to look into that show in Tarrytown. Double bill with Graham Parker. Oh yes!
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Emotional Toothpaste » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:36 am

Nick with Graham!! Now THATS the show I want to see. Where the H is Tarrytown?

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:42 am

Emotional Toothpaste wrote:Nick with Graham!! Now THATS the show I want to see. Where the H is Tarrytown?


About 25 miles north of NYC on the Hudson River.

Booked! The wife is in. She's going to be in Vegas (ugh) on her birthday earlier in the week, so we will make an evening of it!

Thanks for the heads up, toothpaste!
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Emotional Toothpaste » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:18 am

Good for you WSS. I'm jealous. Hopefully they'll go on tour together for all the dates, but thats probably just wishful thinking.

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby ice nine » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:38 pm

Got tickets for Sam Phillips in a small club next month here in Pgh. I hope it's worth the $35
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:52 pm

I saw her support Elvis 6 times in 1991! I got a free cassette every night.
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:35 pm

I've just received a Congratulations email to say my name has been put on the guestlist for The Fratellis at the Apple Store in Regent Street on Monday. I can also take a guest. :D
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby BlueChair » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:11 am

Booked to see Neil Young in December, supported by some band called Wilco. I hope they're good.

:D :D :D :D
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:09 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:I've just received a Congratulations email to say my name has been put on the guestlist for The Fratellis at the Apple Store in Regent Street on Monday. I can also take a guest. :D


It was excellent. They played 10 songs acoustically and we got a nice laminated pass which entitles us to download 10 free tunes from iTunes.

I've managed to book tickets for Oasis in October and then The Fratellis again in December (the night before we go to see James).

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby goodbyegirl » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:45 pm

I am off to see Squeeze tonight and just found out that Ron Sexsmith is opening up for them.....very cool!

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Boy With A Problem » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:16 pm

Thanks for posting this Goodbye Girl. I went and looked at Squeeze's schedule and saw that they are playing tomorrow night about 15 minutes away me and I bought a couple of tickets.

I should bring an "OTIS LOVES YOU" sign to hold up during Ron Sexmith's set (though I didn't see Ron get a mention on the venue website).

*VG will remind us that this is not really Squeeze - rather Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers with special guest Chris Difford.
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:41 pm

Boy With A Problem wrote:I should bring an "OTIS LOVES YOU" sign to hold up during Ron Sexmith's set

Don't worry, he knows (especially as I post under the same nom de plume on his own site, rubbing shoulders with the great man). I don't think Exit Strategy is up there with his best, but it's certainly welcoming and lovable. Probably doesn't contain a single song for the Tower of Ron, though. That said, all I need now is Ron to play Cambridge again this autumn and my gig schedule will be blissfully complete.
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Boy With A Problem » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:54 pm

I hope Ron is opening up - I'd like to give him a chance live.

Strange venue - semi ambitious booking for where it's located - 20 miles from Boston with no public transportation .....I see From The Jam are playing there next month, but it's a seated gig....probably too close for me not to go and the wife can drop me off and pick me up enabling me to drink appropriately for the ocassion.

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:04 pm

Dave Brubeck! Blimey O'Reilly.

From The Jam seated seems silly.

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby BlueChair » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:58 pm

I'm seeing Squeeze on Thursday and Aimee Mann is opening. To be honest, I'm more excited about Mann than I am about Squeeze!
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby alexv » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:00 am

Saw Squeeze/Ron last night in Torrington, Ct. Surprised to see Ron as opening act, which made it nice. Had seen him last year, in bad voice, at Hammerstein Ballroom with band. It was nice to see him, in great voice, doing a short acoustic set. Modest as usual. Noted that this was his first time in Ct. and wondered whether anyone knew who he was. Got a nice response. Played a few songs from new album. I'm with Otis on that: it's ok Ron, but not a favorite. Noted that in the last few years he's been obsessed with his favorite singer...Bing Crosby and that he's been writing songs for him to cover. Played a couple. Very nice.

Squeeze was great. Played all the "hits", and surprisingly, at least to me, the predominantly middle aged crowd was up on its feet dancing through most of it. We were sitting behind a rotund couple (the woman's derriere was to put it kindly monumental) and even they "boogied" to Hourglass et.al. That was funny. It was great to see some young kids, singing and mouthing the lyrics to practically all the songs. You don't see much of that at EC shows. Hadn't seen Squeeze since back in the 80s at the Ritz in NYC when the floor shook during Annie. Not quite the same effect all these years later, but still a great show.

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:50 am

Boy With A Problem wrote:*VG will remind us that this is not really Squeeze - rather Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers with special guest Chris Difford.


:lol: Cruel but so true!

Boy With A Problem wrote:I see From The Jam are playing there next month, but it's a seated gig....probably too close for me not to go and the wife can drop me off and pick me up enabling me to drink appropriately for the ocassion.


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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:09 pm

alexv wrote:Noted that in the last few years he's been obsessed with his favorite singer...Bing Crosby and that he's been writing songs for him to cover. Played a couple. Very nice.

Great piece of info! I take it these are unrecorded songs. Perhaps he'll go ahead and record an album of songs written for Bing. Certainly a unique concept. A quick search on the Ron board reveals Bing in Riverbed. Ron writes:

'Bing is definitely in "Riverbed"
I was trying to write a sort of Stephen Foster type song
and Bing recorded alot of those songs like "Home On The Range" and "Beautiful Dreamer" '
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby migdd » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:47 pm

Just booked 8th row seats to John Hiatt and the Ageless Beauties at the wonderful Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga (spooky, are ya out there?) on September 19. Hiatt always puts on a great show and his latest touring band is fantastic. Patrick O'Hearn plays upright bass and used to play with Frank Zappa. Kan Blevins is the drummer for Hiatt's best known band, The Goners. Really looking forward to this show!

Also on the agenda is Graham Parker, solo, in Charlotte on November 6. I think I already posted this. Never seen GP solo before but I really enjoy his Live, Alone in America album.

Lucinda Williams is playing the Belk Theatre in Charlotte on Sept. 29. Looking at that one really hard!!!

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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Boy With A Problem » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:38 am

Hiatt is playing tomorrow night at the place I saw Squeeze last night. Left the house at 10 til 8 was back home by 10:30 (caught the beginning and end of the Sox/Yankees game).

Squeeze (Glen Tilbrook & The Fluffers with special guest Chris Difford) played all the hits - exceptionally new and clean venue....and the audience was very clean as well. clean clean clean.
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:59 pm

Just got back from the Squeeze show, featuring the sublime Aimee Mann as support. Ron Sexsmith was there. In fact, he walked in just before us. He did not perform, though. I also didn't tell him how awesome he is, but he was among friends so I didn't want to embarrass him.

Aimee Mann's opening set was an hour in length, and it was clear as many people were there for her as for Squeeze.

Aimee Mann:

1. Stranger into Starman
2. Looking For Nothing
3. Freeway
4. Phoenix
5. Save Me
6. Wise Up
7. Great Beyond
8. Red Vines (solo acoustic... really well done)
9. Columbus Avenue
10. 31 Today
11. Borrowing Time
12. Today's The Day
13. How Am I Different

Then came Squeeze. Glenn Tilbrook in yellow mustard suit, with a fan positioned so that his hair was constantly blowing. Chris Difford. Another old guy who supposed was in Squeeze early on - John Bentley. And two younger guys, Fluffers I suppose; like you guys were saying.

1. Strong In Reason
2. If I Didn't Love You
3. Revue
4. Up The Junction
5. Take Me I'm Yours
6. I Think I'm Go Go
7. Separate Beds
8. Piccadilly
9. It's So Dirty
10. Black Coffee In Bed
11. Annie Get Your Gun
12. Goodbye Girl
13. Tempted
14. Melody Motel
15. Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken
16. Is That Love?
17. Cool For Cats
18. Another Nail In My Heart
19. Hour Glass

Encore:

20. Some Fantastic Place
21. Slap & Tickle
22. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:47 am

Great night out, and Aimee and Squeeze don't sound bad either! (boom boom) Actually, two cracking setlists. Most of my faves from both. I think the combo of Save Me and Wise Up would make me implode or melt or something.
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Re: New Gig Thread

Postby alexv » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:03 am

We have to come up with another reference to the current "squeeze" line-up, folks. Bentley played bass at the show I attended, and also at Blue's, so that means it's not strictly a GT and the F's show. More like an "early Squeeze, minus Carrack, Jools and Gilson". 3 out of 5 ain't bad.


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