I grew up reading the NME every week , going to as many gigs as I could afford to get too with my friends .Times have moved on gigs are few and far between these days and it is now Mojo and Uncut every month .But there is the memories of those gig years .
This was a gig back when I was still at school The Beatnigs were the second of two support bands for a tour by Billy Bragg , we knew something was to be expected as the older sister of my friend had a friend that went to an earlier gig and said to watch out for this band .A mad mix of industral music and hip hop with a large chunk of politics as you would expect with a support band for Billy Bragg .
A band I saw on a few occiasions was the Leeds band Wedding present they were darling of the Indie press .I remember seeing them tour with the George Best album which this is off .David Gedge songs were about broken lover affairs and growing up with maybe not being the best lover .
Now forward a few years and a band that I managed to see on there first national tour Idlewild , although they toned down there act after there first mini album it was this first album and the songs on it like Captain I feel in love with a brutal vocal and guitar caught a mix of Pixies and REM .
What are your gig memories ?