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Looks like AIH have snagged the support for Belle & Sebastian. Sorry, surfacenoise, justlikehoney; better luck next time.
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On June 18th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I was afraid it'd have been The Lucksmiths. For some reason, I completely fail to recognise their brilliance, and instead perceive them as a rather bland sort of guitar-folk. AiH, shambolic as they have been, at least have some novelty and one or two good songs.
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On June 18th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC), ex_cartwheel355 replied:
Have the promoters ever heard of 'preaching to the converted' everyone who goes to that gig will have seen AIH at least 100 times, isnt about time some smaller better bands got some supports, makes me sick.
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On June 18th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Preaching to the converted can also be seen as giving the punters value for their money. After all, it's highly likely that the people who go to see Belle & Sebastian will appreciate AIH, whereas there's no such guarantee for, say, Talkshow Boy or whoever.
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On June 18th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC), ex_cartwheel355 replied:
Thats such a vague statement though. Lets put AiH as support for every band everynight then. I am sure people enjoy discovering new bands rather than having the same songs thrown at them again and again. The bookers are just fucking lazy thats all.
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On June 18th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
AIH supports for every band?
Let's see... AIH supporting Jet?
AIH supporting Metallica?
AIH supporting Destiny's Child (umm, that could almost work, at least for the Shake Some Action booty-music coolsies in the audience)
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On June 18th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC), gths replied:
Re: AIH supports for every band?
Dunno, who's supporting/supported* Sonic Youth?

(* - I'm not sure if they're been or gone. You tend to lose track of these things up here. I only found out about the Grandaddy tour a week after it happened...)

Probably will come down for B&S, at least with Ticketbastard I can get the tix sorted out online.

And at least the Lucksmiths aren't slavishly didactic like John Butler. (Yes, we know that you're a right-on dude, but that doesn't excuse your 15 minute guitar solos.)
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On June 18th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: AIH supports for every band?
I wonder how quickly the tickets will sell out. I intend to hammer Ticketmonster at 9am on Tuesday to make sure I get one. You may want to do the same.
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On June 18th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Don't get me wrong; I'd have rather seen, say, Talkshow Boy or someone get the support slot than AIH, partly because AIH are so obvious. Though I'm not unhappy with the way things have turned out.
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On June 18th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC), ex_cartwheel355 replied:
Well AIH will be playing to maybe 50 people who have never heard them whereas a new band could play to 3000 or whatever new people. Any gig that is going to sell out regardless of the support should have an unknown band on to expose new talent. Promoters suck arse.
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On June 18th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC), bizza replied:
Sodastream were the other obvious choice, what with their links to Belle & Sebastian.

The Lucksmiths are the type of band where you sort of hear them on the radio for about a year, and find them pleasant but uninteresting. And then suddenly something clicks, you hear some song differently, and you *get* them. And you get them for a couple of months, and then gradually grow out of it, listening occasionally. At least that was my experience. They have three consistent strengths: clever punny lyrics, good melodies and good basslines (good songwriting in other words). They'd be more interesting, though, if their arrangements were better.

tim.
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