Re: My Next Concert (s)

Chantel McGregor @ Darlington Forum - 29-4-22

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Going to see The Main Squeeze this Saturday at the Bluebird nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana.
Plans for the August concert a little uncertain.  I ain’t going to miss seeing them.
Btw, they have been across the pond in the past.  Covid has been the roadblock.

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Curby wrote:

Btw, they have been across the pond in the past.  Covid has been the roadblock.

I've given some contacts a "nudge"....

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I am one freakin happy camper. My son has agreed in principle to take me to see TMS on May 4 here in Birmingham at Ghost Train Brewing. They have ample seating, and have a shyteload of craft beers most of which I have not tried   


Curby wrote:

Going to see The Main Squeeze this Saturday at the Bluebird nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana.
Plans for the August concert a little uncertain.  I ain’t going to miss seeing them.
Btw, they have been across the pond in the past.  Covid has been the roadblock.

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

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ahsmith33 wrote:

I am one freakin happy camper. My son has agreed in principle to take me to see TMS on May 4 here in Birmingham at Ghost Train Brewing. They have ample seating, and have a shyteload of craft beers most of which I have not tried   


Curby wrote:

Going to see The Main Squeeze this Saturday at the Bluebird nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana.
Plans for the August concert a little uncertain.  I ain’t going to miss seeing them.
Btw, they have been across the pond in the past.  Covid has been the roadblock.

Any chance he can swing over by the UK? And I'll buy the beers....  wink

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Sad to report I won’t be at the TMS show tonight.   Couldn’t find someone to go with me on short notice and it being Easter weekend.
Pretty bummed.

2,113 (edited by BansheeUK 2022-04-22 08:24:07)

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This one is a month or so away and I've got a couple other earlier dates squeezed in, but thought I'd better give this one a special shout.

The band is called His Lordship and is a collaboration between James Walbourne (The Pretenders, The Rails, The Pogues, amongst others) and drummer/vocalist Kris Sonne, (who has an equally impressive c.v.).

Curby and I have talked about James & his work in the past, and while he's hard to pin down to any one style, he can certainly pin back your ears (listen to any Pretenders album from the last decade...

They'll be touring a 6 track EP, His Lordship Plays Rock'n'Roll; Vol.1 "A one take collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers, which came together in one evening after a long day of recording original songs. Deciding to let loose, they kept the tape rolling and recorded a set of rock’n’roll tunes they love to play. They didn’t even rehearse them. The finished EP is a first take 15 minute set of Stuff They Like. Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Link Wray and The Killer." But you can bet, if the vibe is there, it'll be a jumpin' night.

For the UK, the tour:-
MAY 18 - WED - Brighton, The Prince Albert
MAY 19 THU - Huddersfield, The Parish
MAY 22 SUN - Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny & The Cluny 2
MAY 23 MON - Manchester, Night & Day Cafe
MAY 24 TUE - London, 100 Club
MAY 25 WED - Guildford, The Boileroom
MAY 26 THU - Norwich, Voodoo Daddy's Rock 'n' Roll Pizza Joint and Showroom
MAY 27 FRI - Folkestone, The Chambers
MAY 28 SAT - Harlow, Burnt Mill Snooker & Social Club

JUN 17 - JUN 19 SUN Black Deer Festival 2022 James, Jake Bugg, Imelda May, Foy Vance, Shovels And Rope
Tunbridge Wells, Eridge Deer Park Estate

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I am making a trip across the pond to see 2 nights of Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs in Austin on 30 April and 1 May. Going to be real strange getting on a plane again on this postponed trip from last year.

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BansheeUK wrote:

This one is a month or so away and I've got a couple other earlier dates squeezed in, but thought I'd better give this one a special shout.

The band is called His Lordship and is a collaboration between James Walbourne (The Pretenders, The Rails, The Pogues, amongst others) and drummer/vocalist Kris Sonne, (who has an equally impressive c.v.).

Curby and I have talked about James & his work in the past, and while he's hard to pin down to any one style, he can certainly pin back your ears (listen to any Pretenders album from the last decade...

They'll be touring a 6 track EP, His Lordship Plays Rock'n'Roll; Vol.1 "A one take collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers, which came together in one evening after a long day of recording original songs. Deciding to let loose, they kept the tape rolling and recorded a set of rock’n’roll tunes they love to play. They didn’t even rehearse them. The finished EP is a first take 15 minute set of Stuff They Like. Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Link Wray and The Killer." But you can bet, if the vibe is there, it'll be a jumpin' night.

For the UK, the tour:-
MAY 18 - WED - Brighton, The Prince Albert
MAY 19 THU - Huddersfield, The Parish
MAY 22 SUN - Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny & The Cluny 2
MAY 23 MON - Manchester, Night & Day Cafe
MAY 24 TUE - London, 100 Club
MAY 25 WED - Guildford, The Boileroom
MAY 26 THU - Norwich, Voodoo Daddy's Rock 'n' Roll Pizza Joint and Showroom
MAY 27 FRI - Folkestone, The Chambers
MAY 28 SAT - Harlow, Burnt Mill Snooker & Social Club

JUN 17 - JUN 19 SUN Black Deer Festival 2022 James, Jake Bugg, Imelda May, Foy Vance, Shovels And Rope
Tunbridge Wells, Eridge Deer Park Estate



I've always liked James Walbourne.  Don't feel he's been give the props for his skill on guitar.  I listened to the three tracks BansheeUK posted for His Lordship and promptly got the album.
The songs very much remind me of Dave Edmunds and Buddy Holley.  The sound is quite raw and grungy with a nod toward Ty Segall.  A really good shout and I'm sure these guys will bring it to audiences on tour.

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Possibly - Robert Jon & The Wreck @ Newcastle; Riverside - May 13th

Definitely - Curse of Lono @ Newcastle; Cluny - May 17th

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woohoo, TMS tonight here in Birmingham, will report back accordingly

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

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ahsmith33 wrote:

woohoo, TMS tonight here in Birmingham, will report back accordingly

Have a good one....

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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BansheeUK wrote:
ahsmith33 wrote:

woohoo, TMS tonight here in Birmingham, will report back accordingly

Have a good one....


Have fun Tres and enjoy their unbelievable talent.  What a great band live!  Can’t wait for your review…

2,120 (edited by ahsmith33 2022-05-06 08:33:14)

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well I had to take yesterday off work because my legs and feet were so swollen, but it was very much worth it. They put on a tremendous show. I wish I had the setlist, but did remember a few of the highlights. I didn't recognize the first song, but then they went into Where Do We Go From Here, followed by Dr Funk, and the fourth song I think was Welcome Home ??? Max went off on this one, a lengthy and rousing solo it was. They then played a couple more that were very decent before doing an extended version of the Dead's Eyes of the World. This one primarily featured the bass player Rob Walker who soloed on it at the end, just amazing. Then they went into their tribute to P Funk and Eddie Hazel. I don't know the name of it but safe to say that Max was sizzling. After a couple more songs they played I'll Take Another, once again this was outstanding. I'm not sure what they ended with and didn't recognize the encore song. It was at least an hour and a half total and everybody there was very much into it. Apparently they have played Birmingham before. My legs are still sore from all the walking and standing when the picnic benches became too uncomfortable .......... all in all, still very much worth the pain to see them. If they come back I will be there for sure

I understand now why the keyboard guy is called Smiley. He had a grin on his face the entire concert


Curby wrote:
BansheeUK wrote:
ahsmith33 wrote:

woohoo, TMS tonight here in Birmingham, will report back accordingly

Have a good one....


Have fun Tres and enjoy their unbelievable talent.  What a great band live!  Can’t wait for your review…

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

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I saw Primus on their "Tribute to Kings" tour last night, in which set 2 was Rush's "Farewell to Kings" in its entirety. It was the best concert I've been to in a while. I haven't seen Primus since the early 90s, but they were great. It takes guts to cover Rush, let alone do an album song-for-song.  They nailed it (obviously nobody sounds like Geddy Lee but Les Claypool sang everything perfectly well with his own unique voice).  If you're a fan of Rush, I highly recommend seeing them.

2,122 (edited by BansheeUK 2022-05-15 07:43:57)

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Robert Jon & The Wreck - Newcastle Riverside: 13th May 2022

So, tour was due last spring but got pushed back to the autumn, which did occur but at a time when I for one felt not quite ready for live shows. Still, patience has been rewarded and when a 2022 Spring Tour was announced and a gig at a venue barely a mile from the front door; well what are ya gonna do?

So, plenty of haze over the stage when the guys took to it; a building role on the drums and a guitar roar like a hungry predator, and we were off on a journey of modern Southern Rock; more a like a slow smoker of a bbq than flame-grilled, but delivered with knowing craft. Not greratly familiar with Robert Jon's body of work, so there was no overall "anthem" but the set was cleverly up and down, taking the 500 or so crowd on a journey.

Set list - She's a Fighter: Do You Remember: Hey Hey Mama: Oh Miss Carolina: Desert Sun: Everyday: Whiskey: Waiting for Your Man: Don't Let Me Go: Old Friend: Shine a Light on Me Brother: Cold Night:

Robert Jon may not be the best singer, but he knows how to play his voice and is a consummate band leader. However, there's a firecracker of a guitarist in Henry James Schneekluth who'd solos built to 90 miles an hour; at times the band, good as they were, seemed to be struggling to keep up with him. If there was a down, then it had toi be the keyboards, Steve Maggiora was doing great work but I think it was the gear borrowed for the tour, sounded very "thin" and shrill, probably to cut through the rest of the band. Great backline with Warren Murrell on bass and Andrew Espantman controlling things behind the drum kit.

All in all, a good night, but lacked the bite of old-school Southern rockers like Blackfoot. Sign of the times maybe?

Edit: Though there were plenty of phones in the eyeline, I can't find any video from the night, so here's some from other UK shows :-
Everyday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnEdjntybyk
Desert Sun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPpfdB-l63o
Old friend - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmue7zgnuXw

PS - Fine showing too by Irish lass Laura Evans, accompanied by guitarist (missed the dude's name, sorry).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn_fmUIWSmI

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

2,123 (edited by BansheeUK 2022-05-19 03:17:44)

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22nd May - His Lordship (James Walbourne) @ Newcastle; Cluny

Update: - Looks like His Lordship is Postponed - new dates to follow...

So, next concert -

2nd June - Jeff Beck @ Gateshead Sage  (already been postponed twice, so 3rd times the charm).

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Wow, I would love to see Jeff Beck again. I only got to see him once on the Who Else tour with Jennifer Batten, House of Blues in New Orleans and it was tremendous

Looks like my next one (if something doesn't come up before then) will be Kenny Wayne here in Birmingham on Sept 16. Luck is with us, it will be at the Alys Stephens Center which is a state of the art hall, the best sound you can get here in town

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives