Upcoming gigs or tours

I saw Alejandro Escovedo last night and he was excellent - highly recommended. I would have posted this in the "Last concert I saw thread" but I have been thinking that maybe a more useful thread would be one which alerts other forum members to upcoming events and thus gives them the chance to go and hear for themselves. 

I kind of tried this recently by starting a Bill Kirchen tour thread which led several forum members to catch his shows. It seems to me there must be scope for more of this, especially with lesser known artists.

To start it off, Alejandro Escovedo is playing the UK for the rest of this week - he said he was on the Andrew Marr show yesterday if you want to check him out with his current band. Next week I'm going to see The Muffin Men with Denny Wally (played on Joe's Garage, Bongo Fury, and Bat Chain Puller) who play Zappa and some Beefheart music. I've seen them before (with the late Jimmy Carl Black) and they are truly excellent - not slavish copyists but true to the spirit of the music.  They are touring through April.

I guess posting links to tour dates would break Forum rules but Googling the band's name will always bring up dates and venues.

Anyone else think it's a good idea to have such a thread? There was a  "Next concert" thread but that seems to be closed and the last post was 2013.

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Rather looking forward to the Coachella music festival next week, too many artists to mention! And Steely Dan while we are in Las Vegas.

Rest of the year includes The Unthanks, Kraftwerk, Coldplay and Human League (that's a day at the races though ).

May 4, 2017  Marc Cohn  -  Aladdin Theatre, Portland  -  touring on the 25th anniversary of the gold certification (Feb 12) of his eponymous first album, which will be played in its entirety.  600 seat theatre show.

May 11, 2017  Anais Mitchell  -  Doug Fir Lounge, Portland  -  small club show, capacity 300.

Shaping up to be another good year of live music :

Al Stewart - York Barbican, May

Steve Hackett - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, May

Giovanni Guidi Trio - Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre, May

Garry Tallent Band - Nottingham Glee Club, June

Kraftwerk - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, June

Big Big Train - Cadogan Hall, September

Pat Metheny - London Barbican, November

Organ Gala - Birmingham Symphony Hall, November

Think I need to fill the gap between June and September...

And then not a concert but music related - Leviathan ballet at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre 25th April - to music soundtrack from Lunatic Soul

Jeff Anderson posted:

May 4, 2017  Marc Cohn  -  Aladdin Theatre, Portland  -  touring on the 25th anniversary of the gold certification (Feb 12) of his eponymous first album, which will be played in its entirety.  600 seat theatre show.

May 11, 2017  Anais Mitchell  -  Doug Fir Lounge, Portland  -  small club show, capacity 300.

Hi Jeff, I hope you are keeping well. I've been a fan of Anais Mitchell for quite some time now but still not seen her live. Enjoy the gig!

markah posted:
Jeff Anderson posted:

May 4, 2017  Marc Cohn  -  Aladdin Theatre, Portland  -  touring on the 25th anniversary of the gold certification (Feb 12) of his eponymous first album, which will be played in its entirety.  600 seat theatre show.

May 11, 2017  Anais Mitchell  -  Doug Fir Lounge, Portland  -  small club show, capacity 300.

Hi Jeff, I hope you are keeping well. I've been a fan of Anais Mitchell for quite some time now but still not seen her live. Enjoy the gig!

Hi Mark, doing well, thank you.  Hoping you are well also. I learned of Anais on the forum, so I expect you, Ewen and probably Voltaire had a lot to do with that.  I am really looking forward to this show, as I rarely see her touring.  Take care, best regards,  Jeff A

Following up from my OP, we saw the Muffin Men with Denny Walley last night - they were excellent. 2 hour long sets of the best Zappa/Beefheart music you'll hear live, in a small venue and all for a tenner.

Still some dates left, don't miss them if you like this kind of music.

markah posted:

Father John Misty - Manchester Apollo, 5th November. After seeing him at Coachella the other week rather excited about this.

Thanks for the heads up! Have decided to give it a try. Have got Wishbone Ash in Buckley on the Friday and nearly booked them in Salford on Sunday as well - this could be a great weekend!

BigH47 posted:
wenger2015 posted:

Was at Steve Hackett gig last night in Cardiff, the set list includes tracks from Wind and Wuthering and Trick of the Tail, highly recommended.

We are seeing him at the Palladium on the 19th.

It will be a extremely good evening.... Enjoy

For Classical fans in South West England. Exeter Cathedral, July 8th. Spectacular venue.

THE EXETER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT 2017

THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES - RICHARD WAGNER

FANDANGLE - ALEC ROTH

DANCES OF GALANTA - ZOLTÁN KODÁLY

A COLOUR SYMPHONY - SIR ARTHUR BLISS

CONCERTO FOR VIOLONCELLO AND ORCHESTRA IN B MINOR - ANTONIN DVORAK (SOLOIST: RAPHAEL WALLFISCH)

kevin J Carden posted:

For Classical fans in South West England. Exeter Cathedral, July 8th. Spectacular venue.

THE EXETER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT 2017

THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES - RICHARD WAGNER

FANDANGLE - ALEC ROTH

DANCES OF GALANTA - ZOLTÁN KODÁLY

A COLOUR SYMPHONY - SIR ARTHUR BLISS

CONCERTO FOR VIOLONCELLO AND ORCHESTRA IN B MINOR - ANTONIN DVORAK (SOLOIST: RAPHAEL WALLFISCH)

After the result on Saturday at Twickenham, I think it will be quite a while before I could consider a trip to that place!

After a couple of duffers I'm really getting back my enthusiasm for live music - esp after fabulous Gorillaz gig last night. Next up:

Dub Pistols, Fabio, Brandon Block at the Beautiful Alice festival on a farm nr St Albans today. Awesome festival, all proceeds for charity. 

Melt Banana - Cambridge Junction 

Melt Banana - Garage Islington

cant wait!

 

In the works...

12 July - Rae Morris @ ICA
29 July - EppyFest Mini @ Cheltenham
24 Aug - Rob Crow + Thumpermonkey @ Hoxton Bar
26 Aug - The Alphabet Business Convention (Tim Smith bash, with Rob Crow, headlining) @ Salisbury
28 Aug - The Necks @ Cafe OTO
29 Aug - The Necks @ Cafe OTO
30 Aug - The Necks @ Cafe OTO
1 Sep - Interpol @ Alexandra Palace
6 Sep - Thumpermonkey @ Black Heart, Camden
31 Oct - GY!BE @ Troxy
26 Nov - North Sea Radio Orchestra + William D Drake @ The Gresham Centre at St Anne & St Agnes, London

The Magic Band (Beefheart music) are doing a farewell tour in November, playing Newcastle, London and Bristol. It's basically Drumbo (John French) with the line up from the previous tour which was absolutely brilliant.

This looks like being the last chance ever to hear Beefheart music played live by a line up on a par with the originals - although the Muffin Men tend to slip in a few Beefheart numbers amongst the Zappa music.

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