In the warm-up to their Olympics closing celebration gig, Blur played a fan-friendly set heavy on rarely heard tracks. “It’s a good chance to try stuff out, because I don’t think you can really play two B-sides at Hyde Park,” said bassist Alex James. Keep clicking for highlights of the Converse Represent @ 100 Club series of shows.
Spiritualized mesmerised the crowd, ending with a hypnotic rendition of ‘Take Me To The Other Side’.
Former Radar band of the week Savages supported Blur on August 2.
Plan B kicked things off on 30 June with a set stuffed with hits from both ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ and his recent chart destroying album, ‘Ill Manors’.
British soul singer Jacob Banks supported Plan B. “This one’s about leaving University and entering the real world.”, he said, before playing his track ‘Welcome To The Jungle’.
Paul Weller played an imperious set on 1 August, including electrifying material from recent album ‘Sonik Kicks’. Liam Gallagher watched from the wings.
2:54 – the band comprising London-based sisters Colette & Hannah Thurlow – played the same night as Paul Weller.
The Modfather meets the gobfather: Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher in The 100 Club. Liam promised that Beady Eye would one day play the 100 Club themselves.
Bristol-based baggy revivalists Towns took to the 100 Club stage to support Paul Weller on 1 August.
Vancouver duo Japandroids joined Paul Weller’s bill. Asked if they were excited about playing the 100 Club, frontman Brian King said, “Not as excited as I am about seeing Spiritualized there”.
Ed Tudor Pole
Man Without Country
The Janice Graham Band
Pulled Apart By Horses
The Safety Fire
Children of the Night