Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1997

Gigography 1997

Getting there with my gigography now, the list of all the gigs I went to, from '87 up to about now. A natural progression from my Best gigs of all time 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 stuff from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding festival lineups, 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 ACTION during my NME and Popex years and that. Yeah I know very geeky, let's let that go though, I'm having fun reminiscing about this stuff. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Belle and Sebastian

Manchester Town Hall Manchester

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

Sun Dec 28 1997

Belle and Sebastian

Manchester Town Hall Manchester

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

Sat Dec 27 1997

The Prodigy

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

Went with Clare and met her brothers for the first…

Fri Dec 19 1997

David Devant And His Spirit Wife

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

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

Scarfo

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD

Must have been someone more interesting…

Fri Nov 07 1997

The Sundays

Uni 18A Ebury Street, London, SW1W 0LS

Thu Nov 06 1997

Smashmouth

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD

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

Tue Oct 21 1997

Strangelove

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

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 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

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

Tue Sep 30 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

Fri Sep 26 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey

Sat Sep 20 1997

Primal Scream

Victoria Park London

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

Fri Sep 12 1997

Space

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

xfm week of gigs, with Silver Sun, Warm Jets, and someone else. Can't be positive I was at this, but probably. Was a freebie from xfm, pick up…

Mon Sep 01 1997

Belle and Sebastian

Union Chapel Compton Terrace, Off Upper ST, London

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…

Thu Jul 31 1997

Brat Bus tour

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Geneva, Tiger, Symposium, and Three Colours Red: I did a few dates of this tour while I was at nme.com. I did some sort of tech support, can't…

Sat Jul 26 1997

Scarfo

100 Club 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LN

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

Wed Jul 09 1997

KISS

Finsbury Park London Road, Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 7NT

plus Rage Against The Machine, Skunk Anansie, Thunder and Three Colours Red and L7. Got freebies from the NME and drank all the money I saved. Kind…

Sat Jul 05 1997

Glastonbury 1997

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset

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 Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

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…

Sun Jun 15 1997

Symposium

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP

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 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD

Plus Posh and Christeen…

Fri Apr 25 1997

Reef

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

Tue Mar 04 1997

The Fall

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

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

Wed Feb 26 1997

Placebo

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

Plus dEUS though I got there too late for the…

Fri Feb 21 1997

Billy Connolly

Hammersmith Odeon Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH

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

Tue Feb 04 1997

NME Awards

Presented by Mark and Lard. Ooh, it's on…

Mon Jan 27 1997

Kula Shaker

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

Fri Jan 24 1997

Super Furry Animals

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

An NME Brats show with Bis, Kenickie and…

Tue Jan 21 1997

The Lightning Seeds

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

NME Brats show? Plus Octopus, Mundy and Stereophonics again apparently. Must have been a week of gigs around this…

Sun Jan 19 1997

The Wedding Present

ULU Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

Fri Jan 17 1997