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  • Next one is next month - Peter Murphy and David J from Bauhaus are doing a 40th anniversary of Bauhaus tour. Their stop in Philly is on the 12th - I can't wait! :thumbup:

    ...and it was tonight (technically, last night) - amazing! 8)

    Stepping out the back way, hoping nobody sees...

  • Back home from an absolute barnstormer. The setlist was ALL killer, no filler https://www.setlist.fm/setlist…don-england-7b957a44.html. I am fortunate to have seen Prince 3 times, but never with the Revolution. Last night was a cathartic experience for people who really love his music, standouts for me Erotic City, a new? arrangement of 17 days and Sometimes it Snows in April. Yes, they played that song, the guitar solo?

    Wendy.

    Nailed.

    It.

  • Back home from an absolute barnstormer. The setlist was ALL killer, no filler https://www.setlist.fm/setlist…don-england-7b957a44.html. I am fortunate to have seen Prince 3 times, but never with the Revolution. Last night was a cathartic experience for people who really love his music, standouts for me Erotic City, a new? arrangement of 17 days and Sometimes it Snows in April. Yes, they played that song, the guitar solo?

    Wendy.

    Nailed.

    It.

    So, it sounds like you recommend this show.^^ I have toyed with going to this locally; maybe I’ll go this time.



    For me, next show tomorrow night:


    Interpol at MSG, NYC 😎 I’ve been looking forward to this show since last August (when I bought the ticket). I saw the first show of the tour back then in Philly, and the show tomorrow ends this North American leg of the tour. BUT, they are still going after a little break. They even found time to record a new song which they are playing live now. A good night out to be sure.

    Stepping out the back way, hoping nobody sees...

  • Well, for the 3rd time in my life I’m going to see my favourite band live for the first time! ^^

    (Just to clarify, in 1980 the band was Rockpile, in 2008 it was Franz Ferdinand ...)


    ... and on Thursday it’s the Lemon Twigs at the Ritz in Manchester :D

  • Steely Dan, Thursday 21st Manchester Arena. Looking forward to the gig, Steve Winwood is support, not looking forward to the Arena - I really don't like it.

    Was this show good? That's quite a twin bill.

    Stepping out the back way, hoping nobody sees...

  • The show was excellent (IMO). Never seen Steve Winwood before and only vaguely aware of his catalogue but I thoroughly enjoyed him and his bands 45 min career spanning set - Spencer Davis Group/Traffic/Blind Faith/Solo. As for the Dan they can do no wrong for me, I will love their music till I shuffle off this mortal coil, Donald Fagen is always a must see for me. Setlist.com has the tunes.

  • It was The Musical Box tonight (technically, last night) - review on the appropriate thread.


    Next for me is a double-dip of Nick Mason’s “A Saucerful Of Secrets” on the 18th and 20th of April.

    I can’t wait for these shows - I thought it was such a good idea for Nick to highlight the pre-DSOTM Pink Floyd. Now, I have two shows to look forward to. 8)

    Stepping out the back way, hoping nobody sees...

  • Try to see the Pups live if you can - got my ticket for this November in Manchester (The Apollo), they've grown their following since I first saw them in 2012 in a club (Manchester's Band on the Wall) for around 300 people.

  • Then down to the smoke for Todd Rundgren (Saturday night) at Hammersmith Apollo.

    Was he worth the trip? It seems surprising he only played 1 gig in the UK rather than doing a few cities, but then he’s probably one of those big American names who’s not particularly well known over here.

  • Worth the trip? Absolutely! I love Todd's music, (I don't want to come across as sounding trite) as I do for all the bands I go to see (including tribute bands). A lot of my favourite artists are knocking on now (Todd is 70, I'm just over a year shy of 60) and each time they tour might be their last so I try and make the effort. Todd played a 28 song show (2 sets) - a real mix of songs from the early/mid part of his career, great band - Bobby Strickland, Jesse Gress, Kasim Sulton, Prairie Prince & Greg Hawkes (the cars), some stories, some jokes and (imo) a great perfomance. The last couple of times that I have seen him have been at the Ritz in Manchester, I think he had backing behind this one as it is combined with his autobiography. But at the end of the day I enjoyed it and I'm happy with that!