The past few weeks have seen cracking gigs by Elbow, John Grant, The Antlers and Beady Eye. As I’ve already drawn the first two tune-meisters (see earlier posts), and my penmanship isn’t sufficiently dexterous to do full justice to The Antlers’ luxuriant fringes, here’s a crack at the latter.
Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis turbo-pub-rock feather-cut combo played the Brighton Centre (a venue capable of sucking the rock and roll spirit from even the most debauched performer) and put in a sterling effort, despite the soulless seaside shed in which they performed.
Gibbon-walking onto the stage, the band was greeted with an impressive volley of hundreds of half-finished pints, hurled by the audience (in a gesture of celebration, rather than derision… I think). As the boozy plastic pots rained down, my pal Kenny Ken leaned to me and shouted, “Bloody hell Matt. The recession hasn’t hit Hove… that’s £4.50 a pint.”