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Live: Aerosmith at Hyde Park Calling review

 
By on Monday, 25th June 2007 at 2:23 am
 

This post was originally posted over at Londonist.

Aerosmith @ Hyde Park CallingNobody would have guessed that Stephen Tyler is a mere 59 years old judging by his performance at last night’s Hyde Park Calling finale with Aerosmith headlining a day of stellar bands. Strutting around the stage like only he can, Tyler had the audience in the palm of his hand from the opener “Love in an Elevator”.

Whilst Aerosmith undoubtedly stole the show, Hyde Park Calling was a three stage festival which showcases the best in current rock. London band Haunts played the packed out third stage, slowly warming up the crowds with their unique brand of danceable rock, akin to a lighter Biffy Clyro. Closing with “Live Fast, Die Young” they had everyone moving, and are surely ones to watch in the future for those with heavier tastes.

After them Brigade managed to entertain sufficiently the sizeable crowd on the third stage with their Placebo / Muse / Oceansize / My Vitriol style mixture of rock. Over on the main stage The Answer put in a performance of their lives, playing to their biggest audience yet and winning over a sizeable part, with massive “Answer” branded balloons bouncing along the audience. Fans of Led Zeppelin, Free or The Who should make sure they catch them – as they themselves said “We may be Irish, but we love London, so we’re around a lot”.

Chris Cornell @ Hyde Park CallingJet were next on the main stage, putting in a decidedly average performance – their (few) hits sounded tired and jaded, and new material never goes down well at festivals. During Jet’s set the heavens opened, soaking everyone, leading to chants of “Get your brolly down” (and alternatives) from people further back when former Audioslave star Chris Cornell came on for his second-on-the-bill slot. Unafraid of the rain, he commented how it was just like being at home for him. Highlight of his varied set which mixed both his own solo material and Audioslave material was probably his most recent song, “You Know My Name”, title song for the recent Bond film.

Finally the stars arrived, 15 minutes late, and bounded through a greatest hits set that highlighted their long and varied career. “I don’t want to miss a thing” was thrown in early, much to the appreciation of the crowd, drowning out Steven Tyler. Prancing around the stage like he has done for the last 30 years, they really were not showing their age other than their short “Deckchair set” which saw Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry at the end of the catwalk sat in (some rather comfy looking) deckchairs.

Climaxing with a fantastic performance of “Walk This Way” with Run DMC (yes, THE Run DMC), Aerosmith were gone from London for another few years. Past their prime? Unlikely – they’re just as good as they have ever been.

After the jump: more photos and the setlist.

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Hadouken! for Autumn tour

 
By on Thursday, 21st June 2007 at 9:54 pm
 

Hadouken! - Taken from their myspace page.Hadouken! have announced a full UK tour this Autumn which seems to take in virtually every minor and major town of the UK. If this doesn’t promote them, then what will.

Derby University – Fri 7 September
Leicester University – Fri 28 September
Sheffield Leadmill – Sat 29 September
Oxford Zodiac – Mon 1 October
Bedford Hungary Bears – Tue 2 October
Portsmouth Pyramid Centre – Fri 5 October
Northampton Roadmender – Sat 6 October
Cambridge The Junction – Sun 7 October
Norwich UEA – Tue 9 October
London Astoria – Wed 10 October
Newcastle University – Thu 18 October
Glasgow ABC – Fri 19 October
Aberdeen Moshulu – Sat 20 October
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms – Sun 21 October
Preston 53 Degrees – Tue 23 October
Tamworth Palace – Wed 24 October
Brighton Corn Exchange – Thurs 25 October
Southampton University – Fri 26 October
Bristol Carling Academy – Sun 28 October
Newport TJs – Mon 29 October
Exeter Lemon Grove – Tues 30 October
Yeovil Ski Lodge – Wed 31 October
Leeds Metropolitan University – Sat 3 November
Manchester University – Sun 4 November
Liverpool Carling Academy – Mon 5 November
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – Tue 6 November

Tickets are available from a variety of sources dependent on which date it is, with the bigger dates available here

 

The Cribs for October Tour

 
By on Thursday, 21st June 2007 at 9:40 pm
 

The Cribs - taken from their MyspaceThe Cribs have announced an October tour in support of their new album “Mens Needs, Womens Needs, Whatever”. Catch them at:

Birmingham Carling Academy – Fri 5 October
Sheffield University – Sat 6 October
Norwich U.E.A. – Sun 7 October
Bradford University – Thu 11 October
Southampton Guildhall – Sun 14 October
Exeter Lemon Grove – Mon 15 October
London The Forum – Wed 17 October

Tickets are available here

 

Maccabees for October tour of UK

 
By on Thursday, 21st June 2007 at 7:57 pm
 

The Maccabees - Taken from their MySpace page.The Maccabees will play:

Weds 3rd October – Glasgow QMU
Thurs 4th October – Newcastle University
Sat 6th October – Sheffield Leadmill
Sun 7th October – Birmingham Academy
Mon 8th October – Leeds Metropolitan University
Weds 10th October – Nottingham Rock City
Thurs 11th October – Manchester Academy
Fri 12th October – Exeter Lemon Grove
Sun 14th October – Portsmouth Pyramids
Mon 15th October – Cambridge Junction
Sat 16th October – London Roundhouse

Tickets on sale here.

 

Bands to keep a watch out for in the future: #9: Scouting for Girls

 
By on Wednesday, 20th June 2007 at 7:50 pm
 

Scouting For Girls Having won the Innocent Unsigned bands talent search last year and the chance to play at their Fruitstock Festival, Londoners Scouting For Girls have had an amazing year. Signing to Epic Records on Valentine’s Day this year, they’re about to release their first EP, the incredibly anthemic “It’s Not About You” which will just grab you by the heart strings and make you think “YES!” and become addicted to them. Or you can just write them off as another bunch of Keane wannabes. You choose, but you know what I think.

Scouting For Girls are the sort of band that are perfect to open the festivals – people lounging around, feeling rough after the previous night, and just wanting some music to take them to “that happy place”. As they say themselves in their biography, they’re “unashamedly nostalgic, mottled with loss, disillusion and a poignant lamentation for innocent past times”.

Many bloggers have been very excited about their current material, with favourable reports emerging about their live shows. Needless to say, for those of you fortunate enough to be going to Glastonbury this weekend (and if so, why aren’t you there already?), they’ll be playing on Friday night at 8pm at the Late N Live Stage.

Reminiscent of both Keane (for their Piano-led pop-rock) and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (for Sam Duckworth’s brilliant knack of conveying feelings and images of a time and place), Scouting For Girls are sure to gain a devoted following soon.

After the jump, catch their video for “It’s Not About You”. Picture was taken from Scouting For Girls’ MySpace.
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Ticket alert: Interpol

 
By on Wednesday, 20th June 2007 at 5:23 pm
 

InterpolInterpol have announced a one off show at London’s Astoria ahead of their new album, ‘Our Love To Admire’ which is out on July 9.

The tickets went on sale at 9am this morning (yes, yes, I’ve been out shopping today so have only just found this out!)

Tickets available from See tickets for their latest date.

Photo taken from Pinkbelt’s flickr stream.

 
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