The remaining incarnation of 70s rock’n’roll popsters Showaddywaddy pay a visit to the East Dorset town of Wimborne… don’t be sniffy, come on in, you know you’d enjoy it (if you’re over 55).
This handily timed, well-priced gig gave me a chance to take the natural next step to seeing The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. No Jackie Abbott tonight due to illness but Heaton carried on regardless.
Some 38 years after seeing The Cure for the first time, in Birmingham, an older and greyer haired gig goer returns to the city to see another epic show.
So who writes up a Glastonbury Festival experience six months afterwards? Well it was just too much of a beast to digest… but eventually I sorted out my four day wander.
One of the bands I caught at Glastonbury this Summer was The Sea Girls – good enough to lead a grey-haired gig goer to some newer stuff and a ticket to see them in Southampton at the end of November.
Placebo kick off their UK tour with a relatively compact gig in Portsmouth.
Overview of this key Southampton venue – getting there, having a beer and the gig experience.
The grey-haired gig goer is in Southampton to hear the unique sounds of Future Islands and experience the deep growls, dancing and high kicks of their frontman Samuel T Herring.
At fairly short notice I was amazed to see that Bob Dylan was coming to Bournemouth – I had to buy a ticket – sat in the BIC with Bob onstage and it’s still hard to believe he’s here.
Rock-tober is over and it’s gig 83 of the year for this grey-haired gig goer: a mid-week trip to The Engine Rooms to see The Hunna.