Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1998

Gigography 1998

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.

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Steve Coogan

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

The Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ
Mon Oct 05 1998

The Beta Band

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 particular to which they were referring...

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP
Wed Sep 30 1998

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

University of Surrey Students Union Guildford, Surrey
Sat Sep 19 1998


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

Camden Falcon 234 Royal College Street, Camden, London NW1 9NJ
Thu Jul 23 1998

Baby Bird

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

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN
Tue Jul 21 1998

Glastonbury 1998

Can only remember Blur and Robbie Williams really. First one I went to with Clare (though she was also there in 1995 and 1997)

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset
Wed Jun 24 1998


Free wristbands from XFM...

HMV Oxford Street, London W1D 1DJ
Sun Jun 07 1998

The Dandy Warhols

I think my favourites the 60ft Dolls supported, and then promptly split up :-(

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP
Mon Jun 01 1998


Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT
Wed May 27 1998

UK Indie gig

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, now gone.

Cape Of Good Hope 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA
Sun May 24 1998

Super Furry Animals

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT
Wed May 20 1998


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

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT
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

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 crowd.

Kings College Surrey Street, London WC2
Thu Mar 26 1998


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

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL
Tue Mar 03 1998


Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL
Tue Feb 17 1998

Primal Scream

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

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
Sat Feb 14 1998

The Dandy Warhols

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

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD
Thu Feb 12 1998


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 find no reference online...

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD
Tue Feb 10 1998

NME Brat Awards

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 have very shady memories of it myself though.

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
Tue Jan 27 1998

NME Brats Tour

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

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN
Sun Jan 25 1998


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 a Pavement and [artist]Super Furry An

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN
Fri Jan 23 1998

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