Tag Archive: live music

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I wasn't keen on ____________ until I saw them live.</p>&mdash; Rough Trade (@RoughTrade) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RoughTrade/status/1127574151588392960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 12, 2019</a></blockquote>

Ok, so this week’s Music Question courtesy of Rough Trade is “I wasn’t keen on ____________ until I saw them live.” My answer to this question is Fever Ray. My now ex-girlfriend was a huge fan of The Knife (Karin Dreijer’s first band/music project) and while liked some of their songs I found lot of it difficult to listen to, couldn’t put my finger on why but I did. But I really struggled Fever Ray’s self titled debut album (2009) to point of almost hating it. However, during this early stage of our relationship we had an arrangement where one partner could pick something to do that maybe the other didn’t want to do the rule being they had to pay for it. So we ended going to see Fever Ray in Manchester at the Academy 2 in July 2009. I was blown away both by the incredible show show and costumes and the power of the music as to enveloped me. I was converted to a fan then and there and while I still don’t own a copy of that album (one of few that for some reason I never get round to buying but can’t explain why) I’m a huge fan of it and dove deep into it after going to that gig.

Let me know what your answer to the question is down in the Comments.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Sun out, roof down, wind in your mane. What’s playing on the stereo?</p>&mdash; Rough Trade (@RoughTrade) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RoughTrade/status/1120004282609229824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 21, 2019</a></blockquote>

So it’s time for this week’s Music Question. Another good question from Rough Trade Shops. I think if this was 20 years ago the answer would be easy “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” by Oasis but it’s a little trickier for something more current. After a bit of thought I’m going to go with Run The Jewels “RTJ 2” it’s probably the most high octane album I’ve bought in recent years and it always reminds me of watching them perform at Glastonbury in blazing sunshine a few years back.


Let me know your answer down in the Comments.

So welcome to a new regular feature Music Question (on a Sunday) I really enjoy these Tweets from Rough Trade Shops. Now they haven’t posted a good one for me this week as so far I’ve only been to one gig this year. It was Beak> at Gorilla in Manchester. The support band was a one man act called Use or as Billy Fuller (bassist in Beak>) would describe him later “the maddest bastard in France” which he was. Let me know your best Support Band/Act of the Year in the Comments.



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