Matthew

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  1. Shepherd's Bush Empire 04/02/06

    Tickets now on sale for Regina's biggest-ever London show from the usual places . . . A nice way to spend a Saturday evening.
  2. London (Camden) Show

    Can anyone tell me the names of the two songs she played immediately after 'Poor Little Rich Boy'? The first had the boogie-woogie-esque piano bit in the middle. I got a copy of 'Bull Moose', but they'd all gone by about 8ish I think. 'Songs' had gone a long time before that.
  3. Some news from Regina

    Going back to news about the new record - I see Regina's continued her Strokes connection. Move over Gordon Raphael - she's now working with David Khane, who's produced the new Strokes record. He's also worked with Paul McCartney and, er, Cher (I think) - let's just hope we don't get any Cher-like cod-disco.
  4. London (Camden) Show

    You're right about the audience - a good mixture of young and old, and very respectful too. No need to threaten to get 'Bronx' on anyone. Regina never disappoints does she? Can't wait till she's back in January.
  5. It'll be released in January '06 by Transgressive Records apparently: ---------- Regina Spektor is our third, album-type signing. Her first official UK unleashing will be the 'Mary Ann Meets The Grave Diggers & Other Short Stories' CD-DVD / vinyl-DVD set(s) in January '06; it compiles her first three records and is themed on her more character-based paeans. ---------- Carbon Monoxide also available on 7 inch in November.
  6. when is Regina playing in London?!?!

    Good news people - Regina's playing at Lock 17 (which used to be Dingwalls) up in Camden on November 24th. It's says 'unreserved seats' (huh?) and tickets are a rather eyebrow-raising £14 (plus the usual add-ons). But it'll be worth it.
  7. Keane Fan Rudeness

    quote: Originally posted by Keane: I can't believe what I heard in Orlando yesterday. Then I found out she has a record contract. WTF? This woman gives music a bad name. Keane is depressing? And Regina's not? Amazing. If Regina sees this, I hope that was your last trip to Florida. Stay up in NYC with all your crappy fans. There aren't any down here. I wouldn't say that Keane's music is depressing - it's just depressingly bland. To be honest, they're the best of an increasingly bad lot. Over here in the UK, that crap is everywhere - it sort of stems from Travis, through Coldplay, and then on to the likes of Keane, Snow Patrol, Thirteen Senses etc etc. Bland music for the uninspiring, unimaginative, 'one record a year' crowd. At least Regina strives for originality, and has personality. I feel bad criticising Keane because the three of them seem like good blokes (they'd be embarrassed by this so-called fan), but their music isn't described as 'bed-wetter music' for nothing.
  8. Islington show!! Woo!

    Regina was on fine form - I think a measure of how good she was was the fact that she played for 1 hour 40 minutes (every song incredible) and yet there were a number of just-as-good-favourites that she didn't squeeze in! A few new songs - the one about being in a field alone, with the boogiewoogie piano solo, was sooo good. Other points - Regina never uses cliches; her guitar skills now kick ass; 3 or 4 people passed out (though there was no loud thud like that guy in Paris); and Regina really enjoyed herself - a combination of end-of-tour happiness and a spellbound audience - no need to 'get Bronx' this time.
  9. Regina will start on XFM Radio in London any minute!..

    It was a fantastic 45 minutes of radio.
  10. Ahead of Regina's London show tomorrow she's hoping to pop in to see John Kennedy at XFM - not definite but supposed to be around midnight-ish. [You can almost hear John and Regina blushing when they speak to each other!]
  11. Regina on the radio tonight??

    Ahead of Regina's London show tomorrow she's hoping to pop in to see John Kennedy at XFM - not definite but supposed to be around midnight-ish. [You can almost hear John and Regina blushing when they speak to each other!]
  12. New music we should all hear

    quote: Originally posted by lin_zeee: you all have wonderful taste in music. i will second: cocorosie (amazing live, by the way), the arcade fire, jeff buckley, iron and wine, and cat power...chan's voice is like honey. simply beautiful music, all of it. ----------- I'm seeing Arcade Fire next week - a "Regina and Regine" collaboration would be a beautiful thing. And having seen Ms Spektor in Paris last week as part of the very cool 'Les femmes 's'en melent' festival, I reckon a bill of Regina / The Rogers Sisters / M.I.A. would blow the roof off.
  13. Nina Nastasia

    I'm lucky enough to be in Paris next week, so will make the pilgrimage to see Regina at the Cafe de la Danse on Wednesday. Nina Nastasia's also playing - now I know the name but not the music, so can anyone shed light on what I can expect? Merci tout le monde . . .
  14. Nina Nastasia

    I'm lucky enough to be in Paris next week, so will make the pilgrimage to see Regina at the Cafe de la Danse on Wednesday. Nina Nastasia's also playing - now I know the name but not the music, so can anyone shed light on what I can expect? Merci tout le monde . . .
  15. too many unreleased songs

    Don't forget also that some of her songs (on Soviet Kitsch) cannot be performed live without a strings section, or a punk band (eg Your Honor). Regina gets better and better with each new song. I saw her 3 times last year in the space of 4-5 months (that's 6 months after the initial release of SK), and came away each time thinking 'where did those songs come from?' It was 50% new songs at EACH show - I don't know how she finds the time, but fortunately for us, she does. It's a little frustrating when she doesn't play your favourite song, but she'll make up for it with Bar Tender, or Uh-merica, or Apres Moi le Deluge (I'm probably way out of date already . . . . ..)
  16. New music we should all hear

    So did anyone else go see Joanna Newsom at the RFH in London? She was great, though blistered fingers restricted her a little. She makes beautiful sounds with her harp. If Regina or her people read this, please promise you'll NEVER play at the Royal Festival Hall though - the seats were nice n' comfy, but there just wasn't enough INTIMACY (which would have made Joanna even better, and is what we like so much about Regina's songs, n'est-ce pas?).
  17. Islington UK May show

    It's the Islington Academy: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=uk&query=schedule&venue=islingtonacad&month=4&day=12&year=105
  18. Foreign tour dates?

    I see the UK tour dates are now up on Regina's site . . . she's playing in London on May 12th. Tickets for the Bristol gig are on sale from www.gigsandtours.com.
  19. Foreign tour dates?

    I see that a date in Bristol has been announced for early May - so expect more UK dates to follow? Hold onto your hats ...
  20. Regenius Spektakular . . .

    How can anyone be so prolific? Her next record should be a Boxed Set!
  21. Regenius Spektakular . . .

    How can anyone be so prolific? Her next record should be a Boxed Set!
  22. What a phenominal gig in Manchester!!

    Bar noise again!! It makes me wonder why people turn up. At least at the Bush Hall the bar is small and in the next room.
  23. jools holland..mmm?

    Looking forward to seeing Willy Mason on this week's show.
  24. jools holland..mmm?

    She'd be great on Jools - he had Nellie Mckay on last week (first time I'd seen her). No mention of her on the 'Later' website for forthcoming shows, but who knows??
  25. howz about manchester 09/11/04?

    As I've already got tickets for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the 15th, I was going to head over to La Boule Noire show in Paris (and why not?) - but annoyingly the French ticket site has only got one ticket on sale!! Merde . . Putain . . etc etc