Thursday, June 27, 2013

BE 13th&14th positive reviews

WELLINGTON - Other positive reviews.
After the ill-conceived Different Gear Still Speeding that was Beady Eye's debut, Liam Gallagher has finally found his wings post Oasis.
And boy does he soar on an album that's as sonically adventurous as it is full of sneering, snappy and sharp Brit rockers such as Flick Of The Finger, Second Bite of The Apple and Soon Come Tomorrow.
The swaggering and rather clever Don't Brother Me suggests lyrically it's a direct response to estranged brother Noel's The Death of You & Me - "Don't brother me when you're done/I'm sick of all your lying/scheming and crying" - but it does offer a Lennon-ish olive branch - "Come on now give peace a chance/take my hand be a man".
I'm Just Saying roars with confidence as if Gallagher knows his time is still now.

rating: 5 stars / 5

Andrà a finire che ci dovremo ricredere. Pensavamo che Liam Gallagher fosse l'impresentabile, quello che voleva diventare grande senza essere grande. Invece Dave Sitek, mente formidabile dei Tv On The Radio e produttore di questo disco dei Beady Eye, ora se ne vien fuori dicendo che Liam ha delle capacità vocali incredibili e che con lui basta accendere il microfono e tutto va alla grande. Aggiungiamo che lo stesso Liam ha rivelato che, a differenza degli anni '90, ora si immerge nel lavoro con lucidità, e forse è questa la ragione della sorprendente evoluzione della band: l'incontro con Sitek ha liberato le doti nascoste di Liam. Di più, ha dato a Gem Archer, Andy Bell e Chris Sharrock una base solida su cui far crescere il suono della band. Negli Oasis, quando Noel azzeccava la melodia [o quando la copiava] le canzoni diventavano indimenticabili, tutte le altre erano riempitivi. In BE, Liam non ne sbaglia una, che sia quella di Face The Crowd in cui torna a essere l'aspirante cantante di una cover band dei Beatles, a quella del primo singolo Second Bite of the Apple, o i tre pezzi in sequenza di puro britpop Iz Rite, I'm Just Saying e Don't Brother Me. Non è poco. Le imperfezioni da teppista ci sono ancora: vocali aperte e trascinate al limite, intonazione fissa sul modello John Lennon-Johnny Rotten (John Lydon), ma si sente che c'è qualcosa dietro. Un'intenzione adulta, contemporanea, matura: tutte parole finora sconosciute per Liam. Sitek lo prende in ostaggio con l'intenzione forse di rispondere all'eterna domanda: "Cosa avrebbero fatto i Beatles con un computer e Pro Tools?" Ecco il punto, il mondo elettrico di Sitek è sperimentale e sorprendente e si fonde alla grande con l'approccio viscerale di Liam. Non è mai troppo tardi per diventare grandi.

4 stars / 5
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Beady Eye gigography

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
19 October - Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (cancelled - not Beady Eye fault)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour dates

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)




2014


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