Right from the first note of the unsupported lead staccato introduction, to the massive
chorus and beyond, Stella is lovely and lonely incinerates any doubt that
Shindigg should be taken very seriously away from home
Draw me in sounds dangerous.
Dangerous because the people playing the song look so much like they mean
it that a man could get the impression he is about to be attacked from the
stage if he doesn't believe.
There appears to be no let up for the sizeable Sunday evening congregation as
Tommo et al roll through Best Friend , a belting modern grunge/indie entanglement
which ascends to and then descends from a howling chorus featuring notable support
from Dr Mike on bass.
Throughout the set, drummer Beki remains focused and collected, dynamically
hammering and tinkling the drum kit through the songs whilst lead guitar
Maggy reels around with his Les Paul as if it contains energy drawn from a source
other than the hands that hold it.
I reckon some bands will turn up to an out of town gig with no real plan, play to
an unresponsive audience and then F-off with a couple of pounds in the back pocket
but what has impressed me about Shindigg's performance tonight is
the fact that they have made a primarily alien audience, for half an hour,
their own through performance, quality material and preparation.
Impressed punters, eager to congratulate the group upon their descent from the
stage are treated to a demo and a flyer full of information bolstering that the
notion that with thought, out of towns done right are a good idea.
Any A&R that may or may not have been present this evening would surely be inclined
to think that Shindigg are no doubt already the finished article,
Shindigg are definitely armed and ready to go.
Music Reviews - 27th July Bridging The Gap at Christopher's featuring So and So's, Kill Surf City, Iodo,
Ernest and Starter By Michelle Dee Photos by Mo - FULL Galleries Added !
We at thisisull had originally chosen the band Tarifa to go with Ernest to play at
Christopher's but sadly they had to drop out. Luckily Cilla kept her eye on the ball
and soon had vintage beauties Kill Surf City on the bill instead.
Yours truly did somewhat have the wind taken out so to speak, so all credit to
Cilla and Brian for holding this one together.
Cilla, Mo and I
Music Reviews - Wednesday 9th August 06 - Prologue to Leeds: The Unsigned Bands Showcase at The Welly By Joe Hakim Photos By Mo
So I get up late, overwhelmed by an uncontrollable lust for hummus.
Goddamn those funky mashed up chick peas, I can't get enough.
I'm still managing to hold onto my common-as-fuck credentials though - I eat it with chips.
Putting my nibbles issues aside, I get my shit together and head off to The Welly to
see the Carling stage warm-up event,
Music Reviews -
Bloc Party, Mystery Jets and The Infidels at The Welly - Thursday 21st October By Andy Dykes, Photos by Darren Rogers
- NEW GALLERIES.
Once again, Sweet and Sour at The Welly have provided the people of Britain's
critically acclaimed crappest town with another great line up including one of
Britain's hottest new bands.
I've heard that Bloc Party are the favourite band of the kid who plays
Harry Potter in the films, and as I stand in the queue
Music Reviews - Sunday 16th July 06 - Humber Fest (otherwise known as DarrenFest) By Michelle Dee Photographs by Roland Standaert
If you were there that Sunday, a mile outside of Barton on the North bank of the
Humber River halfway down the Far Ings Road, in the glorious sunshine, you will know you
were part of something very special. If you were not then you missed out, unbelievably so.
Yesterday's nine hour Humber Fest music marathon will become the stuff of folklore.
Myths will be created
Music Reviews - Monday 10th July 06 - The Briggs at The Ringside, Hull By Jason and Jordan Carroll Photographs by Mo
My son and I had just drove up from Stockport where on Sunday night we saw The Briggs,
and yes we are big fans.
On Monday night there were only about 60 people there, which is a shame for a great band from the USA.
They came on and it was 100 miles per hour from start to finish with great songs like
One Shot Down, Waiting in the shadows, Dungeon WallsRead more...
Music Reviews - 6th July Stripped 1st Birthday at the Wellington Inn By Michelle Dee Photographs By Mo
Stripped acoustic night is one year old and I have finally managed
to get down to one of the increasingly popular nights of live music.
I order a pint of the Stripped birthday ale produced specially
for the occasion and slip into a seat near the front.
The music takes place in an area to the left of the main bar in a fairly small
Music Reviews - Tuesday 13th June 06 - Bon Jovi at KC Stadium By Steve Rudd Photographs by Brigitte Freeman
Fans of rock music in Hull haven't really had much cause to complain over the past couple of
years, given the fact that the likes of Bryan Adams and REM have both played at the KC Stadium.
I could hardly believe it when Bon Jovi were announced to play as the final date of the band's
European leg of their world-wide Have A Nice Day tour, and thus I duly
Music Reviews - Sunday 25th June 06 - Wireless Festival with The Who, The Eels and Turismo at Harewood House Leeds By Moggy SideWinder (Good friend of Pete Townshend)
After careful, strategic, military organisation (something that has always come
naturally to Hull bands) Turismo and their entourage were ready for lift off
which would launch them bang in the middle of Harewood House in Leeds for the
Sadly, much to the distaste of your humble narrator, the organisation committee
had exempted me
Music Reviews - 27th June Shindigg Le Shed Franks and Khi at Piper Club By Michelle Dee with photo gallery
Tonight was a break from the norm, Piper on a Tuesday instead of the Sesh?
My step-dad once said enough is as good as a feast and a change is as good as a rest.
He also had things to say about fruit machines, one-legged men in arse kicking
competitions and matchboxes, but they aren't particularly relevant here.
So there we were,
Music Reviews, Galleries - Friday 31st March 06 - Pure Techno 2nd Birthday Party
Checkout this 4 page photo gallery of Pure Techno 2nd Birthday PartyBen Sims (Ingoma/Hardgroove/Primate/Theory)
Wilko (Ignition Technician) B2B Phil Walls (Primate/Yin Yang/Player)
Swiv (R3TOX/Pure Techno)
Maily & Biskit.
Bungle (Larkin Out)
Ben Jammin'DJ Long
Live visuals by Eyeball ToastRead more...
Music Reviews - Friday 2nd June 06 - Outspoken Silence Jack Knife and Screaming Sorrow at The Ringside By Michelle Dee Photographs By Mo
In the last month I have spoken about trying to publicise different genres on
thisisull.com so to this end I accepted the invitation from Outspoken Silence to the
half term gig at The Ringside on Beverley Rd.
First off I am not versed in the intricacies of the Emo genre, nor do I have any real
knowledge about the subculture built around the Emo bands.
But I can simply
Music Reviews - Thursday 25th May06 - iLiKETRAiNS, Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames and The Minor Fall at Piper Club By Michelle Dee Photographs By David Robinson
Tonight was the night that Leeds came to Hull problem was not many turned up for the welcoming party.
Sure enough Piper Club on Newland Avenue was peopled with a number of discerning music fans ready
to witness the fine selection of bands chosen by the Silver Star/Raw Talent partnership.
It also played host to a bunch of students who sounded like they were
Music Reviews, Galleries - 27th May 06 Star Attraction Photo Gallery at City Hall by Mo
Checkout this 10 page photo gallery of Magnet Man, Georgia Taylor, Da Maniacs, D-Koy, Hollywood, Dari, Kill Surf City, Ronson Kiplin,
Sidewinder, The Maker, Claudette Tiller, Thief, R.D. Terry, Afterglow, Andy Whitehouse and
Elf 27th May 06 at Hull City Hall. Read more...
Music Reviews - Thursday 1st June 06 - The Johnsons, Unless, The Everydays and special guests from Japan The Warm at The Adelphi By Michelle Dee Photographs By Mo
Thursday night saw four different live music acts playing the De Grey Street venue.
The night was organised by Matt from The Johnsons and new management team
Silver Star Media fronted by Gareth Jones.
Their night was once again up against some fairly stiff competition in the
form of The Paddingtons who were playing Staks Café Bar fifty
Music Reviews, Galleries - 22nd April 06 - The Dirty Dreamers do it for thisisUll.com at The Adelphi
You missed it? You were there? Well, whichever - here are some photos from the gig back in April,
organised by local boys with the eye lashes, Dirty Dreamers for thisisUll.com.
A brilliant gig - thanks to all of you who filled the Adelphi and showed us all your
appreciation for local brilliant bands and a local brilliant website!
We're here for you, by you. Don't forget,
Music Reviews - Thursday 25th May 06 - The Beautiful South at The City Hall with support from Aberfeldy By Michelle Dee Photographs by Matt Rudd
Yesterday was a very special day. Around five o'clock on Thursday evening, I was listening to
The Beautiful South sound check.
The hall was a hive of activity with technicians climbing rope ladders to the gantries,
erecting barriers at the front of the hall, and making ready for the first TBS gig
at the city centre venue for over 16 years.
I listened to the band running
Music Reviews, Galleries - Saturday 22nd April 06 - Dirty Pretty Things in Bristol By Julia Grant