Friday, January 30, 2015
Wednesday night it was finally time for Mark Lanegan. The man's been in several bands, including Queens of The Stone Age and a Lead Belly cover band with Kurt Cobain. And then there's his incredible solo career. The man is a poet, a genius. He started the night with "when your number isn't up" accompanied only by his guitarist, I felt it in my bones. (Also worth mentioning; "When your number isn't up" is the first track of his best album "Bubblegum" - a must have in every CD collection).
Anyway - after a few songs the rest of the band joined them on stage, and we got a a mix of old and new songs. At one point I caught myself getting teary-eyed, that's how good his lyrics are. Between songs he was a man of few words, he introduced the band and said "thank you very much" a couple of times, but that was it. He didn't need to say anything else.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Last night I was scrolling through my iTunes library when I decided to make a playlist of old and new favourite songs. I made it in Spotify, so it would be easier to share it. It’s a bit of a mix of everything, from David Bowie to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, and Wanda Jackson to Thin Lizzy. So, if you've got six hours to spare - yikes, here's almost 100 songs to keep you entertained.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Last night it was time for a long awaited Mini Mansions gig, at my favourite venue, The Lexington. We got there three and a half hour before the gig started, and ended up spending quite alot of time and money in the bar – oups. An unknown amount of gin and tonics, and a sambucca shot later (on a school night – never again), it was showtime. Halfway through their set Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys joined them for their song ”Vertigo”, which was pretty cool. All in all a very good night. 13th of March I’m seeing them again, so bring on spring!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Saint Agnes at the Artrocker New Blood festival at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen last night. My first Saint Agnes gig, but definitely not the last. They played a cover of my favourite The Doors song ”Roadhouse Blues” that just blew me away. I'm pretty sure most of the men in there were crushing on singer/guitarist/organist/tambourine-shaker Kitty Arabella, and probably a few of the girls as well. The world needs more female musicians like her.
Monday, January 5, 2015
I spent yesterday afternoon walking across London, from Camden to Kings Road and The Saatchi Gallery - first cultural event of 2015. One of the rooms just gave me the creeps, as it was filled with so called art made from human hair – yuk. But obviously I fell for the installation below. The Distillers’ song ”Deathsex” came to mind, together with the phrase "Love kills". (Which is also a Freddie Mercury song..) Before we left we stopped by the gallery shop and I got myself an 80p postcard of the two skeletons, which is now framed and hanging on my livingroom wall.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Source: Saint Agnes' facebook page.
One of my favourite things is life is comming across new bands that I fall in love with straight away. The ones that make you go ”WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!”, and Saint Agnes is one of those bands. I’ve bought everything I could find of them on iTunes, and it’s been on repeat for the last five hours. I'd describe their music as dirty 70's western rock, Dead Weather meets Tarantino. Pretty cool if you ask me. Next week I’m seeing them play Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, with support from one of my favourite live bands, Psyence. Not a bad start to 2015.