Category Archives: Live Music

“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 6]

[…continued from last post] LIVE @ ST. ALBANS [Aug. 16, 1980] The fifth disc was the primary reason why I was hot to hear this boxed set. It represented a second best chance for me to finally hear the band … Continue reading

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OMD To Livestream A Special Concert To Benefit Their Road Crew On October 24th

Last week the call went out: OMD were planning a livestream concert, and unlike the one they had earlier this year, [which was a stream of an earlier show they had ready to show] this one will be live, as … Continue reading

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Countess Of Fife Playing Closing Online Gig At Just Festival of Edinburgh Fringe On Sunday, Aug. 23rd

While it’s been almost a year since I saw a concert live, the lockdown scene has an upside. This morning Fay Fife sent a note that The Countess Of Fife are performing at the Just Festival; a part of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Want List: The 40th Anniversary Boxed Set of God Of Ultravox’s “Vienna” Is Nearing Launch

Well after much ado, and chatter outside this blog, the mooted 40th Anniversary BSOG of Ultravox’s seminal “Vienna” album is getting ready for launch on the 25th of September, 2020. Approximately 40 years on from its initial release, which was … Continue reading

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OMD Stream ‘Souvenir’ Tour Performance From 2019 On May 9 “Live From Your Sofa”

Well, here’s a tidbit that you should know about it you’re not on the OMD mailing list. The band are doing their bit to make not going out to shows a little less pronounced. They are going to stream the … Continue reading

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You Must Attend Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN: Free TONIGHT In Sarasota

Gott Im Himmell! We just saw ECM artists Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN play at the Big Ears Festival on Sunday and their only other US show [the rest this year are in Europe] will take place tonight from 8:00-9:30 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Big Ears Countdown: 24 Hours

So yesterday we shared our picks for the first half of the Big Ears Festival. It was pretty hectic with as many as 20 events vying for our attention. The next two days of the festival are less jam-packed for … Continue reading

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