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, strolling down Newland Ave to Piper on a pleasant Tuesday
evening, when a young, eager bible clutching, Christian tried an on the spot
conversion of our souls.
Pushing purple leaflets -purple is the colour of hope you know- he questioned
us on our theological leanings.
Explaining to him we were on our way to see Shindigg and simply didn't have
the time or the inclination to listen to his sermon, which I might add may
have been enthusiastic but was hardly original, we bid him farewell.
On arrival at Piper we three were welcomed in by Will the lead singer from Le Shed.
I was surprised at the turnout considering there were at least four other
gigs occurring simultaneously within a two mile radius.
I stopped for a word with Dave Tommo and picked up a highly sought after
Shindigg badge with the new cog logo image. First band up after a little
music were Khi a fairly heavy rock four piece.
A thunder of drums opened the first number that had lead singer Rob singing
long drawn out vocals in something of a U.S. style.
Familiar riff structures and flourishes made way for a stand out guitar
line that rose above the rest.
Yes I was thinking Chilli Peppers but with Rob's fallen fringe I was also
thinking Dave Grohl.
The vocals come whispered now adding an emotional layer, the overlaid chords
bringing something mysterious even treacherous to the sound.
Khi continued with Never knew love could be so dangerous with a ballsy drum
guitar opening volley and the inclusion of a second vocal.
This crowd pleaser felt more open drum breaks and rolls free and easy.
The song touched on thrash, brushed with a ballad then finished with
full on metal, interesting variation.
The moments when Rob moves forward into snarl mode to deliver death
lyrics are allied by the tight licks and beats from the rest of the band.
Next song Progressive Progression is a highly physical number that dumps feedback and
reverb on the listener. The song reminds me of Black era Metallica.
I manage to catch a couple of words contradicting conflicting as an unholy
prayer is intoned in the midst of energetic leaping and jumping.
It is very hard to catch the words due to the guttural delivery but day in day
out metal fans are used to this tone so I expect don't have this problem so much.
The synchronised guitar leap from the front two is fab and heralds a good
old mosh; dancing like a dervish all over the stage.
It's just a shame that no-one is moshing with them.
Thoroughly entertaining and I look forward to seeing them again soon.
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
Music Reviews - 21st April 06 - Chaser at The Bluebell Riverside Restaurant, Driffield By Steve Rudd
Chaser are a well-known band in Driffield, largely due to having been around for
a few years now, and because they are mean purveyors of some truly awesome cover songs.
Driffield, unfortunately, is pretty thin on the ground when it comes to great bands worth
shouting about. Since the main venue in town,
Mavericks nightclub, didn't renew its entertainments license,
Music Reviews - Tuesday 2nd May 06 - The Sesh With Ivy Sins, Cherry Cob Cartel and The Blueslide Circle By Michelle Dee
This weeks Sesh night down the Linnet and Lark fell just after yet another bank holiday weekend. This meant that many regulars were spent up or still feeling the effects of partying till the wee small hours. I know my own weekend was full of drunken forays into various different pubs in the Avenues area.
The highlight of my weekend was on Sunday night; yes the Sunday Sesh had
Music Reviews - Wednesday 5th April 06 - John Copley, Afterglow and Sidewinder at Quayside By Emily
This relatively new night has been running at the Quayside for just over a month now- named
Quintessential Sessions- with live bands and fine Indie tunes every week.
However, this gig showed the best turn-out so far.
Regardless of whether this was due to the bands individual followings or simply word of mouth,
it still proved that this night
Music Reviews - Wednesday 19th April 06 - The Peasants, The Blackouts and The Landaus at Quayside Quintessential Sessions By Michelle Dee
It was only a week ago when I met The Peasants for the first time but I had heard them
being played by Alan on Raw Talent a month or two back.
Also Steve Rudd had reviewed their CD on this site and as
often happens round these parts I had been bumping into Jody, singer for
The Peasants, regularly on the Avenues.
Tonight, I was determined to see them.
Music Reviews - Wednesday 5th April 06 - Heat 10, Best Original Band at The Springhead By Anita Blakeston
Heat Ten - The one with Violets and Right Handed Trousers ...
Intriguing band names was the order of the night. I have met the 59 Violets many times and always wanted to know where the name came from.
I don't know Franks Right Hand Trouser but in their case I dare not ask ... something to do with trying to get dressed when drunk?
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