Thursday, May 08, 2008

quiet gigs on thursdays. . .
it seems thursday is the day for quiet(ish) gigs of late. i have been out every thursday for the last three weeks, the first of which was low, at the wonderful city varieties in leeds. this is a lovely old music hall, with teared seating and ice-cream at the intervals. low was a fantastic gig. tonight it was the turn of the silver jews at the same venue - a gig which really wasn't what i was expecting. the support act was much more enjoyable than expected though (adrian crowley) - with his two violin players (and no siblings or wives on stage). . .
last thursday it was the turn of iliketrains at the equally wonderful brudenell social club. no getting up on stage for us this time (twice is probably enough!) - but we did get treated to death is not the end + choir (superb) (see here) and stainless steal (a rare treat).
but my highlight of the year so far gigwise (or otherwise) was phosphorescent at the faversham exactly two weeks ago tonight. fantastic gig after which i came away with two lots of lovely vinyl . . . (he is a vinyl kinda guy really). . . just as i'm posting this i'm listening to 'cocaine lights' (from his latest album pride) and at the end it's reminding me of haunting/tribal sounds of adjagas - one of my favourite gigs of last year. . .

more pics here.


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