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Craig
2006-12-23, 03:50
Ok gig fan let's have em,

Here's mine,

David Ford at the Cockpit Leeds - simply one of the best gigs I've ever seen and I've been to a lot.

Calexico at Manchester Acadamy - My first Calexico gig.

Flaming Lips at the Birmingham NIA - My first Lips gig and great fun.

Muse at Birmingham NEC - I saw Muse as a support band in 1999 and they were the worst support band ever. This gig confirmed their reputation as the best live band around.

Craig

ezkcdude
2006-12-23, 06:44
I only saw two shows this year, in Lawrence, KS, but they were both great: Mastodon and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Phil Leigh
2006-12-23, 10:57
John Fogerty - Shepherds Bush Empire

autopilot
2006-12-23, 12:38
Ah, the Cockpit in Leeds. Fond memories :)


Anyway, for me it was The Heritage Orchestra at the Big Chill festival without doubt.

funkstar
2006-12-23, 13:06
Rodrigo y Gabriela - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow in March
Rodrigo y Gabriela - ABC, Glasgow in November

Both excelent gigs

snarlydwarf
2006-12-23, 13:52
The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Shedd Institute in Eugene, OR.

The Shedd used to be First Baptist Church, and was the perfect venue for them. Reasonable sized (seats a few hundred) hall, and, well, it looks like a 100 yr old Baptist Church...

stinkingpig
2006-12-25, 11:58
On 12/23/06, Craig <Craig.2j9m1n1166871301 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Ok gig fan let's have em,
>

Oh, it's been so long since I've gone to a concert, sniff. Still,
here's some favorites (all venues in San Francisco, CA):

Cake at the Great American Music Hall, right after Motorcade of
Generosity came out.

Neil Finn at Bimbo's 365, on his Try Whistling This tour

Mojo Nixon at Slim's

Billy Bragg, and Robyn Hitchcock's brilliant opening show, at the Orpheum.

--
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

probedb
2006-12-26, 05:17
Hmm:

Muse @ Sheffield Hallam Arena
Tool/Mastodon @ Nottingham Arena
Opeth @ Nottingham Rock City
Seeing Metallica play the whole of Master Of Puppets at Download :)

probably some others I don't remember too.

...and next year we have Incubus, NIN, Mastodon and Deftones.

tomsi42
2006-12-26, 06:26
Only two really great ones:

Lizz Wright at Cosmopolite (Oslo, Norway)
Beth Hart at Jelling Music Festival (Denmark)

The Lizz Wright gig was absolutely magic.

Tom

Kyle
2006-12-26, 07:32
Only saw two this year, and they were both good:

Leon Russell at Sunrise Theatre, Southern Pines, NC
Robert Cray at House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC

mapatton
2006-12-26, 13:23
Saw a few this year, but hands down the best was

Jeff Beck at House of Blues Orlando

also saw Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks, Gov't Mule (Warren Haynes) and upcoming in a few days, Eric Johnson.

Was a guitar player rich year :)

Mike Meyer
2006-12-27, 09:26
I was lucky enough to see my 'Biggest Discovery of 2006' in concert this year. They just happened to come to Minnesota even though they aren't very popular here in the states. Really small venue and not exactly a packed house but they put on a great show and played a ton of songs from my favorite CD.

Kamelot is the group, Black Halo is the CD.

autopilot
2006-12-27, 09:26
Rodrigo y Gabriela - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow in March
Rodrigo y Gabriela - ABC, Glasgow in November

Both excelent gigs

Ah yes, saw them to at the Big Chill. My second fav act in fact.

Craig
2006-12-27, 15:40
Rodrigo y Gabriela - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow in March
Rodrigo y Gabriela - ABC, Glasgow in November

Both excelent gigs

Ah yes, saw them to at the Big Chill. My second fav act in fact.

I nearly them them twice this year, I guess I'll have to make more effort next time.

Craig

drewe181
2006-12-29, 22:41
'Dragonforce' at the HIFI bar in Melbourne was not only a great gig for 2006, but probably the greastest gig EVER.
the whole audience was blown away and just stood there with their mouths agape for the entire gig.

you just can't beat a crazy keyboard player, dualing guitars who had their own mini stages on the stage and a singer that nearly blew his lungs out all turned up to 11.