Well hello there me lovelies what can I say about what I got up to this weekends gig going action, well I can say that on Friday I was a bit indecisive and decided that because of my tired body to drag myself to a gig near my actual flat in Totterdown, I dragged myself out to see a band called Rabbits at the Thunderbolt which was just 5 mins from my flat. I had a quick listen to them and thought this might be quite good, and there’s only one way to find out by putting on my go go Big Jeff legs and stomping out the door.
Tonight was the rarity of feeling quite young compared to most of the audience because usually feel like a decrepit OAP at most gigs. and Rabbits were really good, managing to fill the place with beautifully theatrical songs falling on the cross line between Kate Bush and PJ Harvey, with and interesting use of instrumentation. It turns out they were an old Bristol band who had just recently reformed and I had probably seen them at one of the the many Ashton Court festivals
Saturday saw me return to my home ground of the Louisiana for a teenage Cancer Trust charity fundraiser which was put on by one of friends who did an absolutely sterling job by surpasing the target of 1000 pounds. so I doff my cap to Daniella Lipscombe fpr putting together a really good and diverse line-up Including I Am Horse, All Us Authors, Hattie Briggs and my personal favourites and a band I had been looking forward too since I saw them at last years Brisfest, Summerset’s Twin Falls. Their set was full of lush misty eyed mellodramatic indie that kind of harked back to the early Elbow and classic Super Furries. Mixing just the right level melodic twists and vocal downfalls with nice songs.
The other main highlight of the night for me was winning a signed Anna Calvi print which is stunning and a turn out for the books because I rarely ever win anything in the raffle.
Sunday Funday saw me at the Stag and Hounds Free for All festival, which I thought I would take advantage of. Last nights line-up boasted my friends fuzzy subversive grunge types The Tame who did a quite brilliantly hilarious take on Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights, exciting yet really tight teenage ratm rap punks from Warminster Area 53, swooning post rock from Bristol new boys Skyhitch who featured the ever impressive Lloyd Starr on guitar and headlining were alt rockers. It felt like I was watching an episode of Bristol’s got talent I would happily see all of the above again and again.
yeah it was a pretty fun weekend all in all!