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About Fishman

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  1. Electronica/Dance

    For those staring at a big Block 9 shaped hole this June .... https://thenycdownlow.com/ Plenty of sets on there (how have I missed this?) and they've just added Heidi from Saturday night at Genosys.
  2. Your top Glastonbury sets ever

    Hey - there's at least 10 of us, by the look of this. And a lot of rain.
  3. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I admire your optimism about OnBlackheath, but I still don't reckon it will be on. There has been nothing on Twitter since November and the promoters, Crosstown Concerts (they took it over last year from Harvey G) don't mention it at all on their website. Shame, really.
  4. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Meh - it was OK. I was left a bit underwhelmed, but I realise I was in the minority, as the crowd were loving it. It will work well in the sunshine! My biggest grumble, and not usually a complaint levelled at Brixton Academy, was the sound was shocking. A horrible muddy mix and not able to hear the guitar at all. It could've been the KT Forum!
  5. What are you doing instead of Glastonbury this year?

    It's a bit like like an expensive village fete. Great for small kids but nothing for the teenagers. However, they are completely silent and have been for a while so I am guessing it's died a death. There were new promoters last year and it wasn't packed out on either day. Shame, as for all its faults it's a great location (especially for me!).
  6. Most 'overbooked' headliner

    An interesting article on the shorter festival set from last Spring .... https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/14/music-festivals-enormous-backlash-gigs

    Ok, this was a long time ago and the memories fade .... but still.
  8. Lack of T Day nerves / excitement

    Those with GCSE kids should not need to worry about exam dates. Most exams were done and dusted the week before this year and only a few obscure ones actually clashed. (Good luck with the surgery btw)
  9. Glastonbury A-Z acts seen

    Nice idea and have been looking back at the recent line-ups for the memory jog. Tried to restrict myself to the recent years ... Avalanches, TheBlossomsChicDhakabrakaExplosions in the SkyFlaming Lips, TheGibb, BarryHives, TheIsaac Hayes / Ian Brown (Gah - Can't find a proper one. Failed)JusticeKhruanbinLordeModeratNew York Brass BandOzric TentaclesPretenders, TheQuantic All StarsRolling Stones, TheStormzyThe Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Do they count? Are they 'M'? Touretteshero and Captain Hotknives then!)U2VesselsWurzels, TheXCX, CharliYoda, DJZZ Top
  10. OnBlackheath 2017

    Ah - looking things up .... Not sure where I saw them first, but was definitely at The Astoria show in 1997. From Wiki .... At first, the name of the group they were thinking themselves was "Underground Oasis," however, the idea was scrapped due to a friend of them "who was involved in the music scene" noticing the existence of a similar named rock band that might "get big". Basement Jaxx started in Brixton, South London, in 1994, where they held a regular club night called Basement Jaxx, which was also held in a variety of venues including The George IV, The Crypt and The Junction. They were joined by DJs including DJ Sneak, Daft Punk, and singer Corrina Joseph. They mutated the night into an equally popular club called Rooty, the namesake of their second album. In 1995, "Samba Magic" was picked up for distribution by Virgin Records. In the same year, they moved their studio out of the basement to a place in Camberwell and started their writing there. Their fourth extended play was named EP3 in an early example of their "trademark eccentricity." In 1997, Basement Jaxx was the opening act for Daft Punk's Daftendirektour when Daft Punk first came to the UK. Thanks to the success of the single, they ended up signing a record deal with XL
  11. OnBlackheath 2017

    They began life in the mid nineties running a club night under St Matthew's Church, Brixton, in the crypt. Hence, 'Basement' Jaxx (I think).
  12. OnBlackheath 2017

    Oh - that's a shame. Full stage times here .....
  13. OnBlackheath 2017

    Bloody hell .... this thread is quiet. Is anyone going?
  14. OnBlackheath 2017

    OK ... full line-up and stage times are out. Anyone found any decent offers yet? Still the best one I've seen is the 20% off with JLOFFER on See as I mentioned earlier. Still undecided. Might be weather dependent!
  15. OnBlackheath 2017

    I'm definitely thinking Saturday .... a run of Steve Mason, De La Soul, Metronomy then Craig Charles would really appeal. Sunday less so (not seen The Libs since the good old days and was happy to keep it that way), so was hoping for a 2-for-1 deal. I know it's a bit w*nky with a large buggy and blanket brigade, but the beer is decent and I can walk home!

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