Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1997

Gigography 1997

Getting there with Paul's gig history now, all the gigs I remember going to, from 1987 up to about now. It's a natural progression from my Best Gigs Ever post. Well that's the theory, so 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, + a box of old concert tickets + stuff from Mum and 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 ACTION during my NME and Popex years + that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm enjoying remembering these things. 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

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

Sun Dec 28 1997

Belle and Sebastian @ Manchester Town Hall

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

Sat Dec 27 1997

The Prodigy @ Brixton Academy

Went with Clare and 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

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

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, 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

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

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

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…

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 and drank all the money I saved. Kind…

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…

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 and 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 and possibly Tiger and 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 moved to…

Tue Feb 04 1997

NME Awards

Presented by Mark and Lard. Ooh, it's on youtube. I originally had the wrong date for this. I have a ticket for a gig on the 27th, would the brats…

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…

Mon Jan 27 1997

Kula Shaker @ Brixton Academy

Fri Jan 24 1997

NME Brats gig with Pavement

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wed Jan 15 1997