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The Great Escape 2013 – My Master Plan

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So, I have listened to nearly all of the bands/ artists playing this years Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK (May 16th, 17th and 18th) and thought I would share my running order (in some cases, running will be required to get from Venue to Venue). For those who are interested, those in Bold are my top picks – and I will be doing everything possible to see them.

Thursday 16th:

  • Birkwin Jersey, 12pm @ The Brighthelm Centre
  • Soul Sister Dance Revolution, 1pm @ The Queen’s Hotel
  • Honeyblood, 2.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Blaudzun, 3pm @ Komedia
  • Holy Esque, 3.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Big Wave Riders, 5pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Glitches, 7pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Tom Odell, 7.30pm @ The Warren
  • Of Rust & Bones, 8pm @ The Festival Hub (back up band: Dancing Years, 8.15pm @ Prince Albert)
  • Kodaline, 8.45pm @ The Dome Concert Hall
  • Everything Everything, 10pm @ The Dome Concert Hall
  • On An On, 12am @ Coalition
  • No Ceremony///, 12.45am @ Coalition
  • The Other Tribe, 1.45am @ Coalition

Friday 17th:

  • Fatherson, 12.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Kodaline (again!), 2.45pm @ Audio
  • Alarm Bells, 3.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Your Favourite Enemies, 6.15pm @ Concorde2
  • Arcane Roots, 7pm @ Concorde2
  • The Naturals, 7.45pm @ Above Audio
  • Story Books, 8.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
  • To Kill A King, 9.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
  • Swim Deep, 11.15pm @ The Corn Exchange (bub: Fatherson, 11pm @ Prince Albert)
  • Klaxons, 12.15am @ The Corn Exchange (bub: The Hounds Below, 12am @ Green Door Store)
  • Seasfire, 1.30am @ Coalition

Saturday 18th:

  • Dan Croll, 12.30pm @ Komedia
  • Great Cynics, 1.30pm @ The Hope
  • Husky Rescue, 2.15pm @ Komedia Studio Bar
  • Eliza & The Bear, 2.30pm @ The Haunt
  • Deap Valley, 3pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Kins, 3.30pm @ Green Door Store
  • The Beards, 4pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Parlour, 6.30pm @ Audio
  • Of Rust & Bone, 7.30pm @ Brighton Museum, Pavilion Gardens
  • Little Green Cars, 8.30pm @ The Warren(bub: Glitches, 8.45pm @ The Fishbowl OR The Strypes, 8.30pm @ Dome Studio)
  • Tall Ships, 9.15pm @ Concorde2
  • CHVRCHES, 9.45pm @Digital (bub: The 1975, 10.15pm @ The Old Ship Paganini)
  • Tres.B, 10.30pm @ The Warren
  • The Strypes, 11.30pm @ The Warren
  • Holy Esque (again!), 12.45am @ The Blind Tiger Club
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RecordStoreDay 2013 Update 1

So, here is the first of many RSD13 updates as I go through my impressive haul.

Up first are two of the most important releases (in my opinion) of the day. The items that were first on my list, the Blind Melon and Mad Season reissues. Both are truly amazing debut albums and both are now expanded from the original release.

The Blind Melon one, complete with the Sipping Time sessions

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Next up Mad Season with additional tracks:

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Now for a couple of other LPs, with the Funeral For A Friend (on nice white vinyl) and Linkin Park (with One Step Closer 10″) debut albums:

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Next up, the Placebo B3 EP on clear vinyl with special RSD note to the buyer:

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Whilst on the subject of 10″, next up is the Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood single, Cold Molly. The sleeve is a bit boring, so here is the record on my 1210 instead:

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The last, but not least. And strictly not an official RSD release is the Tom Odell covers 12″ – signed by the man instore at Resident Music in Brighton just before their RSD raffle:

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And speaking of the raffle, I won a prize, a Esben & The Witch, handmade, limited to 150, tour poster -:

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Stayed tuned for more updates over the next few days as I go through the remaining piles of RSD stuff