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Hope & Social–Fibbers, 23/10/15

With no more preamble than a quick, “Two, two” into his microphone, Boss Caine kicked off tonight’s proceedings with what I assume was a new song – I don’t remember hearing it before – singing about yearnings to return to … Continue reading

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Hope & Social–Fibbers, 22/11/14

There’s  something “old-style” about Carnabells – their shirts, hairstyles (and sideburns), the frontman’s guitar and, most evidently, their music all combine to produce a live set that could have stepped straight out of some 60s/70s hybrid. Imagine the Monkees, if … Continue reading

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Hope And Social – Fibbers, 28/04/13

Two acts, diametrically opposed in terms of tone, that I will never tire of listening to share tonight’s bill. Much is made of Boss Caine’s somewhat dour demeanour and miserablist air but, in my opinion, he is one of York’s … Continue reading

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Hope And Social – Fibbers, 07/12/12

Tonight was one of those occasions when there was too much good music in York. Local favourites Stolen Earth were playing at The Fulford Arms and Admiral Fallow, much enjoyed by Andy in the past, were at The Duchess, while … Continue reading

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Hope And Social – The Duchess, 31/03/12

Sometime over the last few days I saw Jessie J being interviewed about the BBC’s awful new “talent” show, The Voice. (Don’t get me started on it. In my opinion there is so much wrong with the format that I … Continue reading

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Hope And Social – Fibbers, 16/10/11

“That’s odd,” I thought, “You don’t often see a dancing banana. Even at Fibbers…” Five minutes earlier (a much over-used dramatic cliché but, hey, band-wagons are there for jumping on) we had been sitting next to the merchandise table chatting, … Continue reading

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Hope And Social – Fibbers, 16/05/11

There are some bands that I like so much that not only will I go to see them as often as I can (even if the last time was only a matter of weeks ago) but I will also try … Continue reading

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Hope And Social – The Basement, 25/03/11

It’s a sell-out at the Basement tonight as a favourite band (with all ages, judging by the audience) returns to York to headline what is being billed as an extravaganza. Sadly, one of the support acts, the excellent Dave Woodock … Continue reading

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2011 – A Personal Preview

Friday 25th February: With no plans to attend a gig this weekend (never fear, though, I have one planned for Monday…), I thought I would treat my faithful reader(s) to a preview of which albums I’m looking forward to so … Continue reading

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Hope and Social – Stereo, 15/09/10

Time for a midweek outing to Stereo to see a couple of favourites… …but first, it’s Marbled, who I last saw supporting Fish at The Duchess. I freely admitted that I wasn’t taking much notice that evening and my over-riding … Continue reading

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