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

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Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan

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

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Mon Oct 05 1998
⬅️ :: The Stranglers ➡️

Mon Oct 05 1998

The Beta Band

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The Beta Band

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...

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Wed Sep 30 1998
⬅️ :: Steve Coogan ➡️

Wed Sep 30 1998

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

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David Devant and his Spirit Wife

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sat Sep 19 1998
⬅️ :: The Beta Band ➡️

Sat Sep 19 1998

Tiger

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Tiger

Tiger

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

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu Jul 23 1998
⬅️ :: David Devant and his Spirit Wife ➡️

Thu Jul 23 1998

Baby Bird

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Baby Bird

Baby Bird

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

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Tue Jul 21 1998
⬅️ :: Tiger ➡️

Tue Jul 21 1998

Glastonbury 1998

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Glastonbury 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)

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Wed Jun 24 1998
⬅️ :: Baby Bird ➡️

Wed Jun 24 1998

Embrace

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Embrace

Embrace

Free wristbands from XFM...

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Sun Jun 07 1998
⬅️ :: Glastonbury 1998 ➡️

Sun Jun 07 1998

The Dandy Warhols

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The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols

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

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Mon Jun 01 1998
⬅️ :: Embrace ➡️

Mon Jun 01 1998

Placebo

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Placebo

Placebo

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Wed May 27 1998
⬅️ :: The Dandy Warhols ➡️

Wed May 27 1998

UK Indie gig

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UK Indie gig

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.

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Sun May 24 1998
⬅️ :: Placebo ➡️

Sun May 24 1998

Super Furry Animals

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Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals

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Wed May 20 1998
⬅️ :: UK Indie gig ➡️

Wed May 20 1998

Ash

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Ash

Ash

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

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Fri May 08 1998
⬅️ :: Thunder ➡️

Fri May 08 1998

Kula Shaker

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Kula Shaker

Kula Shaker

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Fri Apr 10 1998
⬅️ :: Ash ➡️

Fri Apr 10 1998

The Montrose Avenue

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The Montrose Avenue

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.

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Thu Mar 26 1998
⬅️ :: Kula Shaker ➡️

Thu Mar 26 1998

Grandaddy

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Grandaddy

Grandaddy

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

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Tue Mar 03 1998
⬅️ :: Mansun ➡️

Tue Mar 03 1998

Marion

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Marion

Marion

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Tue Feb 17 1998
⬅️ :: Grandaddy ➡️

Tue Feb 17 1998

Primal Scream

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Primal Scream

Primal Scream

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

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Sat Feb 14 1998
⬅️ :: Marion ➡️

Sat Feb 14 1998

The Dandy Warhols

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The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols

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

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Thu Feb 12 1998
⬅️ :: Primal Scream ➡️

Thu Feb 12 1998

Lilys

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Lilys

Lilys

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...

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Tue Feb 10 1998
⬅️ :: The Dandy Warhols ➡️

Tue Feb 10 1998

NME Brat Awards

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NME Brat Awards

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.

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Tue Jan 27 1998
⬅️ :: Lilys ➡️

Tue Jan 27 1998

NME Brats Tour

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NME Brats Tour

NME Brats Tour

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

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Sun Jan 25 1998
⬅️ :: NME Brat Awards ➡️

Sun Jan 25 1998

Travis

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Travis

Travis

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

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Fri Jan 23 1998
⬅️ :: NME Brats Tour ➡️

Fri Jan 23 1998