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Rated 3 out of 5 by Beetle1 from An understated performance Now to be fair I went to this gig a bit jaded after a hectic weekend, and most people I've spoken to since thoroughly enjoyed it. Also to be fair I'd recently seen Public Image Ltd, the Wonderstuff and Bob Mould at the Engine Rooms and performance-wise they all set the bar very high. In that context I must say I was disappointed with the Dandies. Don't get me wrong. They played excellent music in time and in tune but I was hoping for more. When I go to see a band I expect a wow, something that adds value to simply turning up Spotify really loud. I didn't get that on this occasion. There was almost no interaction with the audience and the order of the setlist failed to regulate the mood (mine anyway). There was no climactic build up and no encore. Bohemian like you, was strangely placed two thirds of the way through the set and everything thereafter was an inevitable anticlimax. I'd give it a six out of ten. A perfectly pleasant way to while away a couple of hours but no more.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan the bear from Just Dandy Not the most interaction I've seen with a crowd, but incredible the way the Dandy Warhol's manage to recreate their music live when so much of it sounds studio produced. Not that it was an immaculate rendition of the recording(surely no-one wants that from a live gig) it had its own character live, but was sustained and high quality right through for 90 minutes. They got a Tuesday night crowd on a college campus in exam time bopping, not wild but lively enough. Courtney spoke twice, to compliment the acoustics in the venue and earlier, an anecdote about their last visit to Newcastle. Let's hope they don't leave it another 15 years before they visit again!
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sue the fish from The nearest the Dandies have ever got to me, so I had to be there!!! The Dandies are my favourite band, I must have seen them eleven or so times over the years, and have always had to travel a long way to see them. It was a family/friends get together to see them, they are part of our background. The venue was brilliant, just the right size to be able to see them close up (security men permitting - they were the only downer). The band were on really top form and seemed to bounce off the audience's enthusiasm and played a great mixture of favourites and stuff off the new album. Really, really top form. Fantastic evening, and so reassuring to see them just as good as ever.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by drgeratbloke from Fine and Dandy We had seen The Dandy Warhols in Leeds last year at a small venue and thought the Leadmill would suit them down to the ground.The crowd were clearly up for it and the music was good as always but we felt a tad disappointed that the band lacked a certain degree of communication and rapport with their fans.There was no banter and at the end of the set the lights came on immediately with no suggestion of an encore...strange. In Leeds the previous year there was plenty of banter from Courtney TT and there were at least three encores.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by NCA from Could have been better... I like the Dandys but asking them to recreate their indie 90's Americana on Sunday night in a nondescript room in Southampton England was probably too much to ask for. Last time I saw them was at Glastonbury 2000, worked much better. No encore either, I don't think they were enthralled to be there. Thanks for giving it a go though.They all looked like they were trying fairly hard to keep the Dandys thing going, ZIa enthusiastically playing tambourine, DeBoer with trade mark afro, vocal AND drums! I was standing by the sound desk and was a bit on the quiet side but then I had been engaged in an afternoon drinking session for a 37th birthday party and may have been suffering some sensory impairment. I'll watch DIG! again soon to remember them in their natural habitat.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tonystarns from Boring boring boring Basically, 6 slow songs with mumbling lyrics, then a really really slow song with mumbling lyrics, then 6 more slow songs with mumbling lyrics, followed by the singles. Basically if you really feel the need to go, just turn up for the last 15 minutes, but my personal recommendation is to give it a miss completely. This was 75 minutes I'm never getting back.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by cheryl83 from Probably the best gig I've ever been to The Dandy Warhols were on top form! They opened with a really atmospheric track to get into the zone, and had a great mix of tracks to take you on a journey through their extensive back catalogue. Being unfamiliar with some of their albums was not a problem as it was such an engaging performance you couldn't help but really get into it.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sueykins from Hubby preferred Dandy's performance at Engine Rooms to Muse at the O2!!!! This was my 8th time seeing The Dandy Warhols. They were brilliant, as always. They played songs from many of their albums. They played for an hour and a half - one song straight after the next. Zia really go into it - I was very jealous of her hair. :) Thank you Dandy's for yet another night of good music.
Date published: 2016-05-23