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 gathered while I was in London, and 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. 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 go 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...

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David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Tunbridge Wells Forum Fonthill, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8YU

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

Sat Dec 21 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

New Cross Venue Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14

Before I lived in [New Cross](/wiki/#new/cross), didn't really know where it was. We thought we could get a tube there (it was not running) and

Fri Dec 20 1996

Placebo

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

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

Wed Dec 18 1996

My Life Story

Koko , 1a Camden High Street, London, NW1 0JH

[Feet First](/wiki/#feet/first)'s tenth birthday party, billed only as "special guest band". We convinced ourselves that this was going to be the

Tue Dec 17 1996

The Manic Street Preachers

Forum The Kentish Town Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY

Twice in one week? A friend at the time liked

Mon Dec 16 1996

Manic Street Preachers

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

with support from [Super Furry Animals](/wiki/#super/furry/animals) and [Stereophonics](/wiki/#stereophonics), who I don't remember at

Sat Dec 14 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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

Wed Nov 20 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Camden Falcon 234 Royal College Street, Camden, London NW1 9NJ

I bootlegged this gig, the audio's complete with a trip to the toilet part way through... If only anyone still had [minidisc](/wiki/#minidisc) we

Sat Nov 16 1996

Presidents of the United States of America

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

Soho Live, plus [3 Colours Red](/wiki/#3/colours/red) and [Imperial

Thu Nov 14 1996

Tiger

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

[Soho Live](/wiki/#soho/live), plus [Divine Comedy](/wiki/#divine/comedy), and "special guests" as headliner it says here... Cannot remember who that

Wed Nov 13 1996

Super Furry Animals

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

[Soho Live](/wiki/#soho/live) with [Mansun](/wiki/#mansun) and [Fun Lovin' Criminals](/wiki/#fun/lovin/criminals). I met [Noel

Tue Nov 12 1996

PJ Harvey

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

Some [Radio One](/wiki/#radio/one) event called [Soho Live](/wiki/#soho/live) with [John Parrish](/wiki/#john/parrish), [Baby Bird](/wiki/#baby/bird)

Mon Nov 11 1996

The Longpigs

ULU Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

plus Space and

Sat Nov 02 1996

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

O'Neills 33-37 Wardour St, London W1d 6pu

At Blow Up, the Wag Club, Wardour

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

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP

Not just this venue, all around Camden, I saw [Collapsed Lung](/wiki/#collapsed/lung) and [Moby](/wiki/#moby) here

Thu Sep 19 1996

Baader Meinhof Revue

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

[The Auteurs](/wiki/#auteurs), messing

Wed Sep 18 1996

The Boo Radleys

The National Club Kilburn, London

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

Thu Sep 12 1996

Reading

Reading Festival Reading, Berkshire

My first gig with [nme.com](http://nme.com), I started work there that weekend. I left part way through the worst ever [Stone

Fri Aug 23 1996

Paul Weller

Hylands Park Chelmsford

Clare was at this one, I was not. [The Lightning Seeds](/wiki/#lightning/seeds), [The Charlatans](/wiki/#charlatans), [Sleeper](/wiki/#sleeper),

Sat Aug 17 1996

Heavy Stereo

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

plus

Thu Aug 01 1996

Eddi Reader

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

+ [Boo

Wed Jul 31 1996

Performance

The Horseshoe 29 Landport Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2RG

Local. My birthday. Plus

Sat Jul 27 1996

Phoenix Festival

Avon Park Raceway Longmarston, Stratford Upon Avon

I clearly remember [David Devant](/wiki/#david/devant) and [Holy Barbarians](/wiki/#holy/barbarians), [David Bowie](/wiki/#david/bowie), [Sex

Thu Jul 18 1996

Tiger

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

plus [Linoleum](/wiki/#linoleum). Had to walk back from Southampton after being stopped with no lights on my bike, then head to Phoenix Festival the

Wed Jul 17 1996

60ft Dolls

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

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](/wiki/#60ft/dolls) and

Wed Jul 10 1996

Dodgy

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

plus

Tue Jul 09 1996

Cecil

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

with [Feeder](/wiki/#feeder) and

Wed Jun 26 1996

Mansun

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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

Mon Jun 17 1996

Strangelove

University of Portsmouth University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Southsea, PO1 2DH

with [Whipping Boy](/wiki/#whipping/boy) and Sun (aka [Silver

Tue May 28 1996

Super Furry Animals

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

plus

Mon May 27 1996

Essential Festival

Stanmer Park 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG

[Super Furry Animals](/wiki/#super/furry/animals), [Kula Shaker](/wiki/#kula/shaker), [Menswear](/wiki/#menswear), [Echobelly](/wiki/#echobelly),

Sun May 26 1996

The Divine Comedy

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

I left after the support [The Frank And Walters](/wiki/#frank/and/walters) to go to a local gig, I was "getting in" with people and trying to be a

Mon May 20 1996

Annie Hates Cordial

University of Portsmouth University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Southsea, PO1 2DH

A local band for local

Mon May 20 1996

Ash

Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP

plus [60ft Dolls](/wiki/#60ft/dolls) who brilliantly smashed the place up. [Bis](/wiki/#bis) were meant to play

Thu May 16 1996

Dodgy

Reading Alleycat 5 - 6 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2RJ

Mon May 13 1996

Sam Brown

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Part of the ace monthly cabaret

Sat May 11 1996

Maker Shaker 3

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

[Coast](/wiki/#coast), [Bawl](/wiki/#bawl), [Puressence](/wiki/#puressence) and [The Gyres](/wiki/#gyres). The best the Melody Maker could muster

Tue May 07 1996

Marion

Southampton University Southampton SO17 1BJ

Wed May 01 1996

Lighthouse Family

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

Oops, why was I here, when the [Super Furries](/wiki/#super/furry/animals) were down the road? I was working it, but still could have planned that

Tue Apr 30 1996

Minty

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Ew, nudiness on

Wed Apr 24 1996

60ft Dolls

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

plus [Jolt](/wiki/#jolt) ([Mark Keds](/wiki/#mark/keds) of the [Senseless Things](/wiki/#senseless/things)) and [Yellow Car](/wiki/#yellow/car), as

Thu Apr 18 1996

Northern Uproar

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Tue Apr 16 1996

Vent

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Miles Hunt's

Mon Apr 08 1996

Catatonia

Reading Alleycat 5 - 6 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2RJ

plus Space and

Thu Apr 04 1996

Dubstar

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

plus [Definition of

Sat Mar 30 1996

Julian Cope

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

plus Thighpaulsandra and Melanie

Fri Mar 22 1996

Everything But The Girl

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

Thu Mar 21 1996

Sultans of Ping

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Plus Sugarcane

Tue Mar 19 1996

Tripping Daisy

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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

Sun Mar 17 1996

Boss Hogg

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

+ [Cibo Matto](/wiki/#cibo/matto) excellent Japanese girl band, got some signed singles from them at this gig. [Boss Hog](/wiki/#boss/hog) is [Jon

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

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

plus

Mon Mar 11 1996

Red Snapper

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Bit dancy for me. Plus

Sat Mar 09 1996

Baby Bird

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey

Sun Mar 03 1996

Underworld

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

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

Thu Feb 29 1996

Christian Death

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

slightly rubbish

Mon Feb 26 1996

The Bigger The God

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey

Sun Feb 25 1996

The Godfathers

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

I liked one [Godfathers](/wiki/#godfathers) song, and was in London as part of a couple of weeks off work driving round in my [vw

Wed Feb 14 1996

Number One Cup

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

and Bennett I

Sun Feb 11 1996

Frank Black

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

[Pixies](/wiki/#pixies) frontman solo show, plus [The Wannadies](/wiki/#wannadies). I met him and got some posters

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

Shed Seven

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

A [Portsmouth Venue Campaign](/wiki/#portsmouth/venue/campaign) joint, so I must have been working / volunteering at

Fri Feb 02 1996

Mike Flowers Pops

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

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

Fri Feb 02 1996

Ocean Colour Scene

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey

Sun Jan 28 1996

Catatonia

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

plus Silverjets and

Thu Jan 25 1996

Something

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Can't remember what, but I know I was at something at the Wedge this night, while [Placebo](/wiki/#placebo) were at the Joiners. Maybe it was a

Wed Jan 24 1996

NME Bratbus tour

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

[The Bluetones](/wiki/#bluetones), [Cardigans](/wiki/#cardigans), [Heavy Stereo](/wiki/#heavy/stereo) and

Mon Jan 22 1996

Skunk Anansie

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

plus

Fri Jan 19 1996

Perfume

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Wed Jan 17 1996

Lush

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey

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

Sun Jan 14 1996