Well it doesn’t get much better than this…The liners have been busy watching some of their favourite bands/artists this weekend.
Gig number 1: Nick Cave!
Harv managed to win Resident’s re-create a Nick Cave album competition and got tickets to the live rehearsal at King Alfred’s!
He made the Murder Ballads cover out of vegetables, icing sugar, flour, matchmakers (mint) and enough food dye to turn a rhino blue. It ended up looking like a child’s art project but the good people at Resident clearly had a sense of humour. If you want to see how you turn broccoli into Nick Cave tickets then here’s two pictures for you…the work in progress/1st attempt and the finished masterpiece…and the actual cover to compare.
The gig was AMAZING, tiny venue, full Bad Seeds set up with 4 piece string section and children’s choir, quality leisure centre décor and Nick Cave on top form.
Played all of the new album, ‘Jubilee Street’ and ‘Higgs Boson Blues’ the immediate stand outs, and then played an hours worth of songs from his frankly disgustingly good back catalogue….and…Nick Cave confirmed that it was indeed him who ploughed into the speed camera in his car awhile back…local legend status confirmed!
Gig number 2…Jason Lytle!
All of team liners were at this one and Simon even managed to convince someone that he should DJ between the acts…his collection of reggaetronica has never sounded better.
So after a great set from Aaron from Earlimart Jason came on armed with sampler, keyboard and acoustic and a buddy on extra guitar, synth and harmony duties. He played quite a few off the new album and then a load of tracks from his, here we go again, frankly disgustingly good back catalogue.
‘Matterhorn’ and ‘Somewhere there’s a Someone’ were particularly good from the selection of new songs being aired. Harv has just realised it would have cunning to have linked the two gigs by getting Jason’s opinion of the Emmylou Harris version of “So You’ll Aim Towards The Sky” on the Nick Cave complied/created Lawless soundtrack…but he didn’t.
All in all a pretty faultless weekend of gig going really and we managed to squeeze in a rehearsal too…onwards we roll.