Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1996

Gigography 1996

Getting there with my gigography now, a list of every gig I've been to, from 1987 up to about now. It's a natural progression from my Best Gigs Ever post. Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing. I have chucked in details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I've had since I've been in London, but there's not much from before that - got to get a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got a bundle of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember, and there's a stack missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME and Popex years and that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that slide though, I'm having fun remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned in the tickets now...

My first gig was in 1987, from then until 1990 it was mostly rock, either around Portsmouth or on trips up to London. Then in 1991 things got more indie, and in 1994 things really seemed to kick off. In 1996 I moved to London (first Waterloo, then Putney in 1998, Ealing in 1999, New Cross in 2000, and Stoke Newington in 2003) and in 2005 I moved back out again, to Folkestone (so that's where the list slows down again). Click on one of those years to see the gigs from that year, though you're more likely to have arrived at those pages than this by googling for gigography...

LOTS missing, it's surprising how many gigs I remember I can find no mention of online. Lots of Under Neath What, Atom Seed and David Devant (favourite bands of various times) to hopefully be unearthed, and what of the classic Supergrass at South Parade Pier? It's documented nowhere Of course Supergrass at South Parade Pier is on Song Kick now. This could turn into an valuable archive...

See links on individual pages to my Folkestone gig history.

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David Devant and his Spirit Wife

My favourite band of the time, one of my few visits to Kent "before".

Tunbridge Wells Forum Fonthill, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8YU
Sat Dec 21 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Before I lived in New Cross, didn't really know where it was. We thought we could get a tube there (it was not running) and walked back to Waterloo after...

New Cross Venue Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14
Fri Dec 20 1996

Placebo

I went in late on a whim, missed the support, who might have been Deus.

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Wed Dec 18 1996

My Life Story

Feet First's tenth birthday party, billed only as "special guest band". We convinced ourselves that this was going to be the secret Seahorses show (John Squire's new band). It was not. Ah well I'd quite often go to Feet First in these days any

Koko , 1a Camden High Street, London, NW1 0JH
Tue Dec 17 1996

The Manic Street Preachers

Twice in one week? A friend at the time liked them...

Forum The Kentish Town Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY
Mon Dec 16 1996

Manic Street Preachers

with support from Super Furry Animals and Stereophonics, who I don't remember at all...

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
Sat Dec 14 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

A trip back from London for the night to see Devant. Plus Posh. Got my video signed this night, wonder if I still have it...

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Wed Nov 20 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

I bootlegged this gig, the audio's complete with a trip to the toilet part way through... If only anyone still had minidisc we could listen to this again!

Camden Falcon 234 Royal College Street, Camden, London NW1 9NJ
Sat Nov 16 1996

Presidents of the United States of America

Soho Live, plus 3 Colours Red and Imperial Teen.

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Thu Nov 14 1996

Tiger

Soho Live, plus Divine Comedy, and "special guests" as headliner it says here...

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Wed Nov 13 1996

Super Furry Animals

Soho Live with Mansun and Fun Lovin' Criminals. I met Noel Gallagher at this show.

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Tue Nov 12 1996

PJ Harvey

Some Radio One event called Soho Live with John Parrish, Baby Bird and Geneva.

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Mon Nov 11 1996

The Longpigs

plus Space and Shoot

ULU Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY
Sat Nov 02 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

At Blow Up, the Wag Club, Wardour Street.

O'Neills 33-37 Wardour St, London W1d 6pu
Fri Oct 25 1996

The Wannadies

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Fri Oct 18 1996

Longpigs

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN
Fri Sep 27 1996

Camden Crawl II

Not just this venue, all around Camden, I saw Collapsed Lung and Moby here though...

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP
Thu Sep 19 1996

Baader Meinhof Revue

The Auteurs, messing about

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL
Wed Sep 18 1996

The Boo Radleys

Was it Sigur Ros supporting at this one? Just around the time I moved to London, was this really my first gig of that era?

The National Club Kilburn, London
Thu Sep 12 1996

Reading

My first gig with nme.com, I started work there that weekend. I left part way through the worst ever Stone Roses performance (OK, the only time I saw them).

Reading Festival Reading, Berkshire
Fri Aug 23 1996

Paul Weller

Clare was at this one, I was not. The Lightning Seeds, The Charlatans, Sleeper, Shed 7 and Paul Weller.

Got a ticket for this somewhere.

Hylands Park Chelmsford
Sat Aug 17 1996

Heavy Stereo

plus Plastic

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Aug 01 1996

Eddi Reader

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Jul 31 1996

Performance

Local. My birthday. Plus Cloudburst.

The Horseshoe 29 Landport Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2RG
Sat Jul 27 1996

Phoenix Festival

I clearly remember David Devant and Holy Barbarians, David Bowie, Sex Pistols and Foo Fighters too I think, must have seen a lot more though...

Avon Park Raceway Longmarston, Stratford Upon Avon
Thu Jul 18 1996

Tiger

plus Linoleum. Had to walk back from Southampton after being stopped with no lights on my bike, then head to Phoenix Festival the next day.

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Wed Jul 17 1996

60ft Dolls

Clare was at this one, I was not in London yet. Rescheduled from the 4th of July for some reason.

I loved the 60ft Dolls and would have seen them around this point, saw them a few times. They featured on the cover of one of my fanzines.

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Wed Jul 10 1996

Dodgy

plus Space

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Tue Jul 09 1996

Cecil

with Feeder and Stout

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Wed Jun 26 1996

Mansun

Was this the gig where they were still called Manson, and had at least one extra band member?

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Mon Jun 17 1996

Strangelove

with Whipping Boy and Sun (aka Silver Sun)

University of Portsmouth University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Southsea, PO1 2DH
Tue May 28 1996

Super Furry Animals

plus Tiger.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Mon May 27 1996

Essential Festival

Super Furry Animals, Kula Shaker, Menswear, Echobelly, Marion, Chumbawamba, Bis and more... missed David Devant, but I did trek there with 16 people in my bus.

Stanmer Park 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG
Sun May 26 1996

Annie Hates Cordial

A local band for local people

University of Portsmouth University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Southsea, PO1 2DH
Mon May 20 1996

The Divine Comedy

I left after the support The Frank And Walters to go to a local gig, I was "getting in" with people and trying to be a face on the scene to help with my fanzine...

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Mon May 20 1996

Ash

plus 60ft Dolls who brilliantly smashed the place up. Bis were meant to play too.

Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP
Thu May 16 1996

Dodgy

Reading Alleycat 5 - 6 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2RJ
Mon May 13 1996

Sam Brown

Part of the ace monthly cabaret night

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Sat May 11 1996

Maker Shaker 3

Coast, Bawl, Puressence and The Gyres. The best the Melody Maker could muster :-(

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue May 07 1996

Marion

Southampton University Southampton SO17 1BJ
Wed May 01 1996

Lighthouse Family

Oops, why was I here, when the Super Furries were down the road? I was working it, but still could have planned that better...

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Tue Apr 30 1996

Minty

Ew, nudiness on stage.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Apr 24 1996

60ft Dolls

plus Jolt (Mark Keds of the Senseless Things) and Yellow Car, as reviewed in my fanzine SOLD OUT!

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Thu Apr 18 1996

Northern Uproar

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Apr 16 1996

Vent

Miles Hunt's band

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Mon Apr 08 1996

Catatonia

plus Space and Loopy

Reading Alleycat 5 - 6 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2RJ
Thu Apr 04 1996

Dubstar

plus Definition of Sound

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Sat Mar 30 1996

Julian Cope

plus Thighpaulsandra and Melanie Garside

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Fri Mar 22 1996

Everything But The Girl

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Mar 21 1996

Sultans of Ping

Plus Sugarcane apparently.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Mar 19 1996

Tripping Daisy

I saw them in Manchester around this time too, maybe at the Night and Day?

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Sun Mar 17 1996

Boss Hogg

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Thu Mar 14 1996

Tori Amos

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Wed Mar 13 1996

The Bluetones

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Tue Mar 12 1996

Cast

plus Mansun

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Mon Mar 11 1996

Red Snapper

Bit dancy for me. Plus Ruby.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Sat Mar 09 1996

Baby Bird

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey
Sun Mar 03 1996

Underworld

Another two gigs in one day, I also saw The Wurzels at the poly...

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Feb 29 1996

Christian Death

slightly rubbish goth

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Mon Feb 26 1996

The Bigger The God

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey
Sun Feb 25 1996

The Godfathers

I liked one Godfathers song, and was in London as part of a couple of weeks off work driving round in my vw camper.

I did a full circuit of the circle line as an opportunity for a sit down amid a day of comic shopping.

I did 21 gigs in 21 days around this period, so where are the others? Most of them were rubbish I'm sure but I remember seeing Tripping Daisy, MN8, The Wurzels and I think Underworld at this time.

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN
Wed Feb 14 1996

Number One Cup

and Bennett I think

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Sun Feb 11 1996

Frank Black

Pixies frontman solo show, plus The Wannadies. I met him and got some posters signed.

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Feb 08 1996

Northern Uproar

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Mon Feb 05 1996

60ft Dolls

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey
Sun Feb 04 1996

Mike Flowers Pops

So who was it actually played the Pyramids this night? I know I was at the Mike Flowers Pops one, I remember holding the door open to a radio reporter so they could report from the gig using the payphone in the lobby, as their satellite phone wasn't worki

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Fri Feb 02 1996

Shed Seven

A Portsmouth Venue Campaign joint, so I must have been working / volunteering at it.

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Fri Feb 02 1996

Ocean Colour Scene

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey
Sun Jan 28 1996

Catatonia

plus Silverjets and Glider

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Jan 25 1996

Something

Can't remember what, but I know I was at something at the Wedge this night, while Placebo were at the Joiners. Maybe it was a caberet.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Jan 24 1996

NME Bratbus tour

The Bluetones, Cardigans, Heavy Stereo and Fluffy. ibizaa-z.com/misc/tickets/bluetones_astoria_22111996.jpg

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN
Mon Jan 22 1996

Skunk Anansie

plus Longpigs

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Fri Jan 19 1996

Perfume

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Wed Jan 17 1996

Lush

I went to a little run of these gigs at the university, I think they might even have been free, though someone had to sign us in.

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey
Sun Jan 14 1996

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