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Been to see some talentless gits on stage recently? Had your enjoyment spoiled by a twat with an iPad filming the whole thing? Been bottled off? Tell us all

(, Thu 25 Jul 2013, 14:00)
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When I were a lad -
a gig was where you went to listen to a group of musicians play live renditions of songs they had written (& often previously recorded - which you had bought and enjoyed listening to enough to want to go and see them perform live).
Often if the music was energetic then some boisterous dancing might be involved.
Frequently the venue was filled with as much cigarette smoke as smoke from the dry-ice machine. It often smelt of sweat, urine and spilt beer. All of this sometimes added to the ambience of the performance.

Even if the performer was "just" doing electronic music they would often have something to make the gig more lively. Jean Michel Jarre has used his laser harp to great effect. Single Gun Theory used belly dancers on stage to accentuate the sensuousness of their music. Many other electronic 'bands' choose to use video synced to the music to provide a visual element to their performance.

These days a gig seems to consist of the band up on stage performing to a digital audio track, whilst software modulates their voices and a grown-up midi system makes sure that any instruments played are in precise and absolute co-ordination.

Whilst all this gadgetry is being used by the band it seems the onus is on the audience to stand there quietly, smart-phones held aloft whilst recording and streaming the video straight to youtube (for posterity).

My advice to all you internet, autism shut-ins to avoid this tautological AV/social nightmare - download it to your smart-tv and watch it in your home theatre room at your leisure.
Just think - you can save heaps on bar costs alone!
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:14, 30 replies)
Young people, I just don't understand them!
I'm frightened, and I want to go home.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:33, closed)
alright mm

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:37, closed)
alright alright

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:38, closed)

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:41, closed)
jean michel jarre is a dull cunt.
and this worthy lecture on how to enjoy live music places you firmly in this category also.

for fuck's sake, man, give it a rest.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:35, closed)
Give it a rest?
When was the last time you posted anything other that a swipe at someone you don't like (i.e. everybody)?

You're the poster child for being dull. I'd quite like a poster of you actually, I'd hang it in my shed to keep the ants out.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:38, closed)
calm down, ladies
There's enough 'alright' to go around.

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:42, closed)

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:07, closed)
Fucking hell.
You really are shambo's daughter aren't you?

Ooooh god. Now I'm thinking about some of the posts between the two of you.

alright janet.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:50, closed)
You sound
like your Dad.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:35, closed)
He's Sarf Affrican - everyone knows they have no musical taste.

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:52, closed)
Nobody here is ever going to be your friend.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:36, closed)
Alright, alright?

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:38, closed)
alright, dr looks-a-bit-like-vagina

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:42, closed)
.cowfoot thgirla
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:48, closed)
I'm going for Pooflake's 500 record.
Since cowfoot and many others are keen on the ever so original "alright" theme could I have all of /qtow nay, b3ta report here front and centre to post at least an "alright".

See, I asked nicely.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:59, closed)
never gonna be alright again :'(

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:04, closed)
Don't say it Dr. Imble.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:09, closed)
waa waaa waaaa
go and see someone good then you twit
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:13, closed)
Tough call in Australia

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:14, closed)
Especially Western Australia.
Apparently distance is a factor.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:24, closed)

(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:34, closed)
You like The Avalanches as well.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:41, closed)
"New" bands promoting a first (charting) album are under a lot of pressure from their record companies to ensure that the live performance closely matches the album sound because they don't want to confuse the customers. When I saw the Vaccines last year it was like listening to their album in a field with a big sound system, a depressingly sterile performance.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:59, closed)
In the very early 80's I saw
Dire Straits. It was one of the the first few 'big gigs' I'd been to see (included with Billy Joel on his "Back in the USSR tour" (my mums choice) and Steve Earl on his "Copperhead Road Tour" (my choice).

Mark Knopfler is a weird balding git but he can sure as fuck play the guitar better than anyone else I know or have watched. Apart from the guy from Storytime. Maybe.
EDIT: Sultans of Swing sounded very similar to the ver. on my brand new "Brother In Arms with Bonus Live CD" cd.
(, Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:36, closed)

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