Just got back from one of the most awesome gigs ever: George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the Corn Exchange.
110 minutes of pure, dirty, bluesy Rock'n'Roll. So simple in its structure, yet so difficult to get right and the Destroyers have it down to a T. Absolutely rocking. Worth every penny of the 23.50 I paid for the ticket. The basic band (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, drums and saxophone) laid down a groove that was just absolutely awesome. Add to that Thorogood's stage presence and you've got all the fun you could possibly have.
The support act, The Deadstring Brothers, were superb, too. A rock/country type affair (think the early years of Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam etc.) played on a Telecaster, a pedal steel guitar, a Wurlitzer e-piano/Hammond organ and drums with a gorgeous female with a fantastic arse on backing vocals and percussion. The band looked like a bunch of indie kids not older than their early 20s but played some fantastic tunes.