Ok, ok I know. I have even less street cred now that I admit to going to a Christina Aguilera concert. Do I care? In a word; No. I like the music I like and have never really worried too much about that. Being a big Queen fan has never been the coolest thing in the world even back in my school days so I have got used to people taking the piss out of my music taste. I do admit however that in this case there was a slight attraction to the artist in question. Read More
Two gigs in two days gets harder as you get older but tonight it didn't matter as I finally got to see local heroes Beautiful South for the first time. I say local as being from Hull it is that city that the band is always associated with.
Went along to the gig with a female friend and we both enjoyed it. The Point Theatre was never a great venue for sound but it didn’t stop me having a good Read More
My concert buddy on this occasion was big in to the band and it was he that persuaded me to go. He had given me an insight on what they were likely to play and as with the Weezer gig the year before I had managed to get a probable set list burnt for me. In this case I had no real expectations on the concert. Didn't really know what to Read More
Went with Matt, a guy I have only been to a few gigs with. I won’t say I had to beg him to go but on this particular occasion there weren’t many takers to accompany me. He has similar enough taste in music which always helps but I’m always nervous when I go to a gig with someone that may not be that familiar with an artist’s music. I need not have worried though as Mr Gray was on sparkling form as usual. Read More
My first and only Dylan concert. I admit that it is only in recent years that I have grown to really appreciate his music. So many classic songs of course....unfortunately he didn't play many of them tonight. Highway 61 Revisited closed the main set and he played All Along The Watchtower as the last song of the encore but for me there wasn't enough of his other great songs on show. I must stress that I didn't know enough of his 'other' songs at the time and so maybe didn't get as much enjoyment as many others in the crowd. Read More
I was never a huge Franz Ferdinand fan but this was a good gig nonetheless. They were at the height of their popularity in 2005 and I went along with fellow music fans, Pat and Alan. Two people who are at opposite ends of the scale when it comes to watching gigs. Alan stays rooted to the spot unless forced to move. Pat would tap his feet at an ice cream van passing by. Me? I’m Read More
Support: The Chalets
First surprise of the night was Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan wandering on stage before the support band to play Volcano and The Blower's Daughter. Alas I was in the bar with friends, Eoin and Alan and missed that altogether. Didn't watch The Chalets either and only went into the venue twenty minutes before Glen and the lads were due on stage. Read More
Support: Dead 60's
A top gig from the Welsh band who were enjoying a golden period at this time. Riding high with the classic Dakota the band were on top form on album Language. Sex. Violence. Other. Tonight turned into a celebration by the Irish fans for the great year the band had enjoyed.
The new songs sat effortlessly alongside old favourites Local Boy in a Photograph, Thousand Trees and The Read More
Didn't know a lot of Weezer's material before this gig but luckily went with a mate who was a big fan. He burnt 15 of their songs for me and I listened to it on loop for a full week before. Glad I did as it meant I knew a lot of the songs played. Looking back now I can't believe I was so unfamiliar with great songs like My Name Is Jonas, Hash Pipe, Beverly Hills, Island in the Sun and not forgetting Buddy Holly. Read More
Third night seeing Queen and Paul Rodgers, this time in my home town of Dublin (well ok I'm actually from Hull but Dublin is where I live...).
At this time the Point Theatre really wasn't the best venue. It had seen better days to be honest; however myself and friend Alan got close enough to enjoy the show. If you got Read More
Support: The Dandy Warhols
Support from The Dandy Warhols (although I only caught half their set) was a good way to start the evening.
Top gig from Bowie. One and only time seeing him apart from a few songs (and the Lord's Prayer!) at the Freddie Mercury concert in 1992. An inspirational man and tonight he played 28 songs to give serious Read More
A solid gig from the lads from Wales, this despite sacking drummer Stuart Cable just two months before. A long gig from a band that always gives 100% effort. I had seen them before this gig and went on to see them after and they were probably better on those other occasions. There was nothing particular wrong with this concert but Read More
Managed to get last minute tickets to see the Stones play in Dublin's main concert arena. After the highs of the Twickenham gig the month before I was thrilled to be able to get to see the band in an arena. The gig was great as would be expected and we even got to see Andrea Corr join the band for a duet on Wild Horses. However the Read More
Support: James Yorkston
I love, love, love David Gray. He seems to split opinion greatly but for me he is a multi talented artist who may not cool by any means but so what. Cool is for fools. Like what you like and stuff the rest.
This was my third time seeing him and from the opening strains of the The Other Side, with the stage curtain coming down to Read More
Went with Caoimhe to see the little fellah live for the first time. At this time we were going to a lot of gigs together. It was good to have a girlfriend that actually liked music.
Check the set list below. The guy never gets bored or boring. Fabulous gig, yes I wish he played a few Read More