Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1997

Gigography ≫ 1997

Getting there with my gigography now, the list of all the gigs I was at, from 1987 up to about now. It's a natural step from my Best gigs of all time post. Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing. I have added details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, and a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum + Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a lot missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME + Popex years + that. Yeah I know very geeky, let's let that go though, I'm having fun remembering this stuff. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned in the tickets now[^But I've lost the bag of tickets before I scanned them all in!]...

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Belle and Sebastian @ Manchester Town Hall

Went to both nights, so not the extra afternoon show they did. Shambolic, but…

Sun Dec 28 1997

Belle and Sebastian @ Manchester Town Hall

Went to both nights, so not the extra afternoon show they did. Shambolic, but…

Sat Dec 27 1997

The Prodigy @ Brixton Academy

Went with Clare + met her brothers for the first…

Fri Dec 19 1997

David Devant And His Spirit Wife @ Dingwalls

This actually might not have been the LEGENDARY album launch do, found a pass with a date on it so guessing it was earlier this…

Tue Nov 25 1997

XXX All Nighter @ Brixton Academy

An all night indie club thing at Brixton Academy, severl of the promoters got together to put on a super club type thing. Tube home at about 6am. I know I went to a gig before this too, I think it attended the Astoria, will have to find out who. Googling turns up My Life Story, though possibly a short set / personal appearance at the gay club after. In my head it was David Devant, as I know someone from Southampton who had come up for it but they weren't big enough to headline the Astoria then were they? They did support My Life Story at some point, so that could have been it. Ticket for the Triple XXX thing anyway, via…

Sat Nov 22 1997

Scarfo @ The Garage

Must have been someone more interesting…

Fri Nov 07 1997

The Sundays @ Uni

Thu Nov 06 1997

Smashmouth @ The Garage

And Dust Junkys XFM sort of night I think, and we went to an aftershow over the road…

Tue Oct 21 1997

Strangelove @ Astoria

Rescheduled from 6/6/97 I think. Huge drunken night, I possibly broke my elbow, I will scan the picture in of…

Fri Oct 10 1997

David Devant And His Spirit Wife @ The Wedgewood Rooms

This band were so good, too good for this world I…

Tue Sep 30 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife @ Mean Fiddler

Seems I have the date wrong for this as Ade has come up with a ticket for it + it was really the day…

Fri Sep 26 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife @ University of Surrey Students Union

Sat Sep 20 1997

Primal Scream @ Victoria Park

I went to Victoria Park for something or other at this time was it…

Fri Sep 12 1997

Space @ Astoria

xfm week of gigs, with Silver Sun, Warm Jets, + someone else. Can't be positive I went to this, so probably. Was a freebie from xfm, pick up tickets from the old doc martens shop in covent garden. Found it from this old recording of the first day of…

Mon Sep 01 1997

Belle and Sebastian @ Union Chapel

Paid 5x over the odds for a ticket, but we had to get in. Got in the aftershow too, there was just us and Jarvis Cocker there. Ooh did I drop another name? Was definitely very excited about this gig. I had the album + great reports from Hibbett who had been to see them in Glasgow. We (Nic P + I) went along without tickets but high spirits and a pocket full of cash, so we were fine. Think it was originally about a fiver so we paid someone thirty quid or so. We were in, was a polite and sedate affair apart from us. Met our friend Jody in there who upgraded us to after show party tickets. Not many people in the after show / party bit apart from Jody, us, Dickon from Orlando and Jarvis Cocker out of / off of the Pulp. Definitely one of my best gigs of all time, a band I loved at just the right…

Thu Jul 31 1997

Brat Bus tour @ Astoria

Geneva, Tiger, Symposium, + Three Colours Red: I did a few dates of this tour while I went to nme.com. I did some sort of tech support, can't even really remember what right now. I think I was just there to help the journo + photographer upload their copy + images to the website. I have some sound desk recordings of these shows somewhere…

Sat Jul 26 1997

The Beta Band @ Electric Ballroom

I know I saw The Beta Band at the Water Rats with Gaz, and remember that it was their first show. This is the only one that fits that. From http://betaband.co.uk/gigography/ They were supporting Kings Of Infinite Space and Tam. I thought we saw them with Grandaddy…

Wed Jul 23 1997

Scarfo @ 100 Club

Must have been someone more exciting supporting, was it maybe…

Wed Jul 09 1997

KISS @ Finsbury Park

plus Rage Against The Machine, Skunk Anansie, Thunder and Three Colours Red and L7. Got freebies from the NME + drank all the money I saved. Kind of lost it about five songs in + ended up in Covent…

Sat Jul 05 1997

Glastonbury 1997 @ Glastonbury

Don't remember many bands, very bad weather, I think this was the one we went with no tent and just flip flops…

Wed Jun 18 1997

David Devant @ Dingwalls

Guessing this one must actually be the album launch do with the free cocktails and so on, do I have a pass or a ticket for this somewhere? I scanned one in at some point. David Devant and his Spirit Wife are AMAZING, + this album launch party was a special time. I thought this gig was the 15th so this pass says…

Mon Jun 16 1997

Symposium @ Electric Ballroom

Where I met Clare, bless! Hope I got that year right... Also, oddly Sylvester McCoy was there at the after…

Wed Jun 04 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife @ The Garage

Plus Posh + Christeen…

Fri Apr 25 1997

Reef @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Tue Mar 04 1997

The Fall @ Mean Fiddler

A benefit gig for a journalist Leo Finlay, with Ash + possibly Tiger + Formula 1. Matt Lucas was there. Possibly Travis also…

Wed Feb 26 1997

Placebo @ Mean Fiddler

Plus dEUS though I got there too late for the…

Fri Feb 21 1997

Billy Connolly @ Hammersmith Odeon

A strangely middle class event for me to be going to when I'd not came to…

Tue Feb 04 1997

NME Awards

Presented by Mark + Lard. Ooh, it's on youtube. I was not a sit down for guest at this one, I was milling around the venue though with my NME staff pass. I originally had the wrong date for this. I have a ticket for a gig on the 27th, would the brats gig have been on the same night as the awards..? No I think…

Tue Jan 28 1997

NME brat bus tour

NME brat bus tour. I worked on this tour, travelling around with the bands to help with uploading reviews and things, maybe some sound clips of the gigs too? I did have tapes of it at some point. I'm not 100% convinced that I went to this London date, I was definitely at the Manchester + Leeds nights though. Bands are lower down in the importance list than my attendance or not of this one. Geneva, Tiger, Symposium, + Three Colours…

Mon Jan 27 1997

Kula Shaker @ Brixton Academy

Fri Jan 24 1997

NME Brats gig with Pavement @ Astoria

Pavement, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Broadcast, and Mogwai. I must have been working this NME Brats gig mustn't…

Thu Jan 23 1997

Super Furry Animals @ Astoria

An NME Brats show with Bis, Kenickie and Dweeb. Were Bis really higher up the bill than Kenickie? I think I knew one of Dweeb, though not at the time.…

Tue Jan 21 1997

The Lightning Seeds @ Astoria

NME Brats show? Plus Octopus, Mundy and Stereophonics again apparently. Must have been a week of gigs around this time. I would have been working at this one, I will hopefully gather more info from the…

Sun Jan 19 1997

The Wedding Present @ ULU

Fri Jan 17 1997

NME brat bus tour

Leeds Metropolitan University. NME brat bus tour. I worked on this tour, travelling around with the bands to help with uploading reviews and things, maybe some sound clips of the gigs too? I did have tapes of it at some point. I'm not 100% convinced that I went to this London date, I was definitely at the Manchester and Leeds nights though. Bands are lower down in the importance list than my attendance or not of this one. Geneva, Tiger, Symposium, and Three Colours…

Wed Jan 15 1997

NME brat bus tour

Manchester University (now an academy venue). NME brat bus tour. I worked on this tour, travelling around with the bands to help with uploading reviews and things, maybe some sound clips of the gigs too? I did have tapes of it at some point. I'm not 100% convinced that I went to this London date, I was definitely at the Manchester and Leeds nights though. Bands are lower down in the importance list than my attendance or not of this one. Geneva, Tiger, Symposium, and Three Colours…

Wed Jan 15 1997