Topic: Gig review
So 4 of us piled in Mr Chamberlain's car and toddled off to York to Fibbers last night. Fibbers is an excellent venue - a tiny pub with a stage at one end. Terrible acoustics, terrible visual lines, but a fantastic atmosphere. And they trust you to drink lager from a real glass! About 250 bods in there I think.
First band were already on when we arrived and I must admit I have no idea who they were and they didn't make too much of an impression. Sorry, whoever you were.
Then we were treated to Black Night Crash. They RAWK. Not as in, 'I loved them', but as in they actually RAWK. Think Led Zeppelin, the Music, a bit of Lenny Kravitz with a sprinkling of Guns n Roses. Not my cup of tea really, but Mr LMG was tapping his foot enthusiastically. I think they are still unsigned, and they appear to be only gigging in York, but they have that 'je ne sais quoi'...
And then on to what are billed as 'THE NEXT BIG THING' - The Subways. I loved these guys. Bags of energy. Lead singer isn't much to look at, so they have managed to get what M descibed as a 'very hot' female bass player. She isn't exactly Kim Deal, but wasn't afraid of getting a bit sweaty and jumping around with the boys. Think a blonde Avril Levigne (oops - I think Avril succumbed to the bleach bottle, but you know what I mean). The first single 'Oh Yeah' is absolutely fab, and they were quite adamant that they weren't going to be media whores and re-release it. Gotta love that rock and roll attitude.
A great night out.