Who are you seeing this year???

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Offline Scotty_Adams

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Who are you seeing this year???
« on: March 19, 2007, 06:25:49 AM »
Hello You Lovely People!!

Just booked tickets to watch the Manic Street Preachers in Leicester, and I was wondering what has everyone else got planned for '07?  Any shows your looking forward to??

Catch you later!
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Offline general_apathy (Chloe)

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 06:57:28 AM »
Um, I might go see The Decemberists in may, also Kapiano and Iamb, and hopefully go see Ben and John Mayer...that's what i have. so far.
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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 07:43:12 AM »
Here's my gig summary for the year so far (including ones I've already seen since the New Year arrived). Headliners are in bold, supports (where applicable) aren't. Some upcoming gigs don't have confirmed supports...:

January:
19th - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Walter Schreifels, Jeremy Warmsley @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
23rd - Larrikin Love @ HMV Birmingham (in-store event)
28th - Ben Folds, Eef Barzelay @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall

February:
12th - The Reflections, Fell City Girl, Roman Candle @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (this was a weird one, in that three bands played, but the first two weren't supporting the last... I went to see Roman Candle, who were first on, but stayed for the others. Roman Candle were undoubtably best)
13th - Duke Special, Stephanie Dosen @ Birmingham Glee Club
14th - Guillemots, Richard Burke @ Birmingham Carling Academy

March:
6th - Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals' frontman), Voice of the seven woods, 9 Bach @ Birmingham Glee Club
15th - Ricky Gervais, Robin Ince @ Birmingham NIA
26th - The Shins, Viva Voce, Jeremy Warmsley @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

April:
8th - Aqualung @ Birmingham Carling Academy 2
22nd - Fields, Hush the many (heed the few), Alberta Cross @ Birmingham Glee Club

May:
16th - Duke Special @ Birmingham Carling Academy 2
23rd - Built to Spill @ Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Me and a friend are also talking about going to see The Young Knives at the end of May... I'm hopeful that more gig opportunities will arise over the next few months... Last year, I went to something like a gig a month; this year, I'm aiming for 2 or 3, or more. Preferably more, actually. Nobody I wanted to see played here last summer (I had almost 6 months between two gigs... May to October), so somebody better sought that out...

In all, the gig I'm most looking forwards to is Built to Spill. Then The Shins.

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Offline Allison

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 10:35:46 AM »
BtS, that's impressive. I'm jealous. And I'm far poorer than you.

Past already:
Jan 10- Mute Math/The Fray (I worked the show.)

Here's my upcoming show schedule. After missing Kweller earlier this month....

April 2- Ben Folds
April 20- Aida (the musical by Elton John and Tim Rice)


Yeah, that's it. I'm looking into driving down (while grad school shopping) to NC for a lovely April 27 show. :)

And I'll probably hit up at least one of the Chicago Folds/Mayer dates. If I'm not working at that very venue (I have an application in) and then well I'll see lots of people.
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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 12:34:46 PM »

12th - The Reflections, Fell City Girl, Roman Candle @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (this was a weird one, in that three bands played, but the first two weren't supporting the last... I went to see Roman Candle, who were first on, but stayed for the others. Roman Candle were undoubtably best)

Bizarre - that bar's right round the corner from where I work.

Anyway, my gig-going this year, past and to come:

January
17. Foy Vance @ La Pigalle club
23. Ben Folds, Eef Barzeley @ Hammersmith Apollo

February
4. OK Go, Quit Your Day Job, New York Fund @ Koko club, Camden
8. The Decemberists, Lavender Diamond @Shepherds Bush Empire
16. Regina Spektor, Love Is All, Brinkman, Only Son @ Astoria
21. Duke Special, Stephanie Dosen @ ULU

March
15. The Arcade Fire, Patrick Wolf @ Brixton Academy
30. Barenaked Ladies, Boothby Graffoe @ Hammersmith Apollo

April
11. Patrick Wolf, bishi @ Astoria
12. Aqualung @ ULU

May
14. Foy Vance @ La Pigalle club
15. Duke Special @ Shepherds Bush Empire

September
28. Joanna Newsom @ Royal Albert Hall

All my gigs were/are in London, as I'm too lazy to go anywhere else (and everybody comes here, which is good).

I think best so far was the Decemberists, although it's a close call. I'm really looking forward to seeing Patrick Wolf (he was great supporting the Arcade Fire) and BNL, who are always great.

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DrAlexHaleIII

Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 01:01:17 PM »
I wanted to see The Arcade Fire, but they sold out fast... You should go and see Wilco in May!

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Offline Carolyn

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 01:49:05 PM »
I'm seeing... Bob Dylan (instead of the shins), Explosions in the Sky (or maximo park, they're on the same day too), Midlake, The Who and i'm going to rock werchter which has lots of good bands. I'll probably also go to Pukkelpop which is the other festival here.
Might see Built to Spill or/and Wilco depending on exams.

I'd like to see Dave Matthews Band too cos i saw him solo a couple of weeks ago and that was rather amazing.

I need to stop spending money so i can save it for the summer holidays.

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Offline whenlabratsgobad

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2007, 05:18:02 PM »
4/14 Ben @ Ohio Wesleyan

That's pretty much it.  Probably try to catch the Ben/Mayer tour in Ohio or Michigan, but that'll depend on my internship situation.

Do people really plan out a year's worth of concerts so quickly?

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007, 05:59:20 PM »
apparently...
i'm going to see Ben in Normal, Illinois on april 2.
Brand New and Kevin Devine in New Orleans on april 12.
bowling for soup in New Orleans in late may. (<- not by choice.  my best friend is making me go since i'm making her go to Ben)  ugh...
gym class heroes in baton rouge in 2 weeks.

uhh...others too.
and i'm so high not even you and all your love could bring me down

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Offline SinginJen

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2007, 06:26:48 PM »
low on the cash flow as well.
so far alls I've gots is Ben in May and Weird Al this summer (since he finally put up dates in New England, wheeeee).  I might see Phantom Planet if they tour for their new album, which would probably be this summer.  We'll see what the fall tour season brings...although I'll probably have 0 time and 0 dollars cause of grad school.
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Offline GromReaper

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 09:40:51 PM »
"Weird Al" Yankovic - March 24, Canberra Theatre, Canberra.

That's it.  That's all I care about seeing, anyway.  CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!  4 days.
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DrAlexHaleIII

Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2007, 12:38:18 AM »
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Do people really plan out a year's worth of concerts so quickly?

Nah. Shows are announced all the time, which is why my calendar only stretches to May. Built to Spill had been announced for ages, but I had to get clearance from school and permission from my dad, because it's in Nottingham... Aqualung and Duke Special were both announced, like, last week...

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Offline Corey

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2007, 12:54:43 AM »
seeing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah in May and Bloc Party in August

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2007, 06:30:30 AM »
I would go see Brand New and Kevin Devine, but I hate Brand New. It ain't worth the two hour drive to see Kevin Devine open, no matter how much I love him.
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Offline melissa

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Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2007, 12:32:10 PM »
i don't really care for Brand New either.  but the show's only 45 minutes from my apartment and it's only 15 bucks.  i think it's worth it to see Kevin.
and i'm so high not even you and all your love could bring me down

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