Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1998

Gigography 1998

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, 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 + stuff from Mum + 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 lot 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 geeky, 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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Steve Coogan

The Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ

Fairly bland sets of Tony Ferrino and possibly Alan Partridge, but warm up came from newcomer Simon Pegg. Whatever happened to…

Mon Oct 05 1998

The Beta Band

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP

Tonight's venue is crammed with indie's brightest and best, all happily expectant according to the review in the Independent, that's me in…

Wed Sep 30 1998

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey

Sat Sep 19 1998

Tiger

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

plus Chicks, at Camden Falcon. Probably a Barfly thing, but when it was at the Falcon... anyone remember such…

Thu Jul 23 1998

Baby Bird

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

plus Idlewild, Scott 4, and Unbelievable Truth - unbelievably SHIT more like. Thom Yorke's brother's band. Part of NME Brats…

Tue Jul 21 1998

Glastonbury 1998

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset

Can only remember Blur and Robbie Williams really. First one I went to with Clare (though she was also there in 1995 and…

Wed Jun 24 1998

Embrace

HMV Oxford Street, London W1D 1DJ

Free wristbands from…

Sun Jun 07 1998

The Dandy Warhols

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP

I think my favourites the 60ft Dolls supported, and then promptly split up…

Mon Jun 01 1998

Placebo

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

+ Gomez - MTV 5 Night stand…

Wed May 27 1998

UK Indie gig

Cape Of Good Hope 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA

MJ Hibbett, The Bigger The God, Szeki Kurva (AKA The Fighting Cocks and more, a bit of a DIY effort from the uk-indie mailing list. At Oxford Point,…

Sun May 24 1998

Super Furry Animals

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

+ Grandaddy - MTV 5 Night stand…

Wed May 20 1998

Ash

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

MTV Five Night Stand. Could be the 18th or the 28th, my ticket is ripped…

Fri May 08 1998

Kula Shaker

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

Fri Apr 10 1998

The Montrose Avenue

Kings College Surrey Street, London WC2

Matt Everitt of Menswear was in the band, this was the height of girly indie, there were tiaras, fairy wings, and even rollerskates in the…

Thu Mar 26 1998

Grandaddy

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

I am sure I saw Grandaddy more than this, think I saw them at the Water Rats…

Tue Mar 03 1998

Marion

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

Tue Feb 17 1998

Primal Scream

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

Some sort of all nighter, we didn't stay the pace. Was this the first gig with Kevin…

Sat Feb 14 1998

The Dandy Warhols

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD

Is this their first UK gig? I think this is the last time the keyboardist took her top off on…

Thu Feb 12 1998

Lilys

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD

They did a Levi ad I think, we went for the support Hooverdam. Not sure why I've put this as Highbury Garage I think the gig was in Hoxton, but can…

Tue Feb 10 1998

NME Brat Awards

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

I was at the aftershow party only this time, think this was the awards where Eddie Izzard compared, think my friend Ade met Kylie Minogue here. I…

Tue Jan 27 1998

NME Brats Tour

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Stereophonics, Asian Dub Foundation, Warm Jets, and theaudience (Sophie Ellis…

Sun Jan 25 1998

Travis

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

NME Brats, plus Ultrasound, The Hybrids and Unbelievable Truth. There's a good chance I was at this, I had staff passes for the whole week. There was…

Fri Jan 23 1998