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Top Of The Alcopops! – Boston Arms, Tufnell Park

Ticket no 5 – nice!

Bands seen: Art Brut, Lovely Eggs, Dream Nails

Top Of The Alcopops! was an event staged by Alcopop! Records to showcase some of the acts on their roster. As that now includes Art Brut, this was a show I couldn’t miss.

This was the first time I was in the Boston Arms for fourteen years. At the risk of Indie Namedropping, the last time I went here was in 2005 when I had a few drinks with Niall O’Flaherty from the Sultans of Ping. He told me some great stories which I have since forgotten, except for the ones which I haven’t forgotten but I could never publish as they are potentially libellous.

I didn’t get there super early, but I did manage to catch the excellent Dream Nails for the first time and two old favourites too. There was a lot of balloons and glitter cannons.

    Art Brut setlist:

  • Formed A Band
  • My Little Brother
  • She Kissed Me (And It Felt Like A Hit)
  • Hospital!
  • Alcoholics Unanimous
  • St. Pauli
  • These Animal Menswear
  • Summer Job
  • Axl Rose
  • Emily Kane
  • Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!

    Encore 1:

  • Hooray!
  • Bad Weekend
  • Post Soothing Out

    Encore 2:

  • Modern Art

Dream Nails

The Lovely Eggs

Art Brut

Friday 17 May 2019, 437 views

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