Category Archives: Tourdates

The Dickies + The Queers @ The Grey Eagle, Asheville 6-6-18 [part 2]

[continued from last post] The first song was scuttled by a terrible mix with singer Leonard Graves Phillips inaudible for its duration, but the sound was repaired by the second number. Thank goodness. I suspect Phillips had some monitor problems … Continue reading

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Against All Odds…Simple Minds Trek Across North America in Their 40th Year

A few weeks ago when I was reviewing the current Simple Minds album, “Walk Between Worlds,” I opined that in spite of its captivating vitality, we should not be holding our breath for a Simple Minds North American tour any … Continue reading

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Graham Parker Finally Ventures South Again

More crazy tour threads were woven today when I was checking up on Midge Ure and saw that he was playing solo acoustic at the Atlanta City Winery on June 1st.  I was not going to travel for that, but it’s … Continue reading

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Professor Dolby Gets Some Summer Vacation

It’s funny how threads start. Last week it transpired that the long mooted Ron Kane memorial; get-together by his friends is finally set to come off this summer. If you’ve not seen the posts, I was set to visit my … Continue reading

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Pet Shop Ballet “The Most Incredible Thing” Now On American Stage

It pays to pay attention to your blog’s comments! just yesterday, DJ Shelf asked me if I was going to Charlotte in the next ten days to see the American debut of the Pet Shop Boys ballet “The Most Incredible … Continue reading

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Jonathan Richman @ The Grey Eagle 2-23-18 [part 2]

[continued from previous post] All About The Show When I got there it was still 40 minutes to showtime and the club was sparsely populated with most warm bodies in the restaurant/bar area. At 9:00 sharp, Ané Diaz and her … Continue reading

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OMD Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Book, Orchestra… and STANLOW!

We interrupt the loooooong OMD thread for some significant OMD news. Like another of my favorite bands [Simple Minds] this year is the group’s 40th anniversary. Simple Minds are doing a brief tour [now finished] with their new album played, … Continue reading

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