The Cadillac Three, Electric Ballroom Camden (05.02.16)

Genre: American Country Rock / Southern Rock

Band Members: Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray, and Neil Mason

Support Act: Whiskey Myers

Setlist:

  1. That Girls on Fire
  2. I’m Southern
  3. I’m Rockin’
  4. Tennessee Mojo
  5. Back It Up
  6. White Lightening
  7. Life
  8. Soundtrack To A Sixpack
  9. Whiskey Soaked Redemption
  10. Graffiti
  11. Running Red Lights
  12. Down To The River
  13. Peace Love & Dixie
  14. Get Your Buzz On
  15. Days of Gold
  16. The South

This was my first standing gig and what an initiation it was!  Great band(s), great company and great venue. The Cadillac Three were amazing and such an energy about them.  I hadn’t heard of Whiskey Myers before this gig and didn’t know any of their music but it was enjoyable and you could dance to it.  I’ve downloaded some of their stuff (via my Google Play subscription) since the gig so hopefully if I see them again I will be able to sing along as well as dancing!  They were a great warm up for The Cadillac Three.

The Cadillac Three were absolutely amazing and the tickets were a steal at £15.  I will definitely be going to see them again when they are next in the UK.

 

The Revenant (movie)

This is probably going to be quite a controversial review but I didn’t enjoy this movie. I suppose it would be harsh to describe it as ‘pants’ but I’m sorely tempted to.

I was looking forward to seeing it after all the good reviews I’d read but I was left feeling sorely disappointed and wondering if I’d seen a different movie to everybody else.

It was overly gorey there didn’t need to be the amount of gore to get the point across in my opinion, the CGI on the bear wasn’t that great and it bored me. It reminded me of the second Lord of the Rings film where they spent the entire movie running, only this time it was on snow instead grass! (for the record I love the second Lord of the Rings movie). It failed to engage on every level.

I felt I was missing something so I read the book. I’m glad I did because it is spectacular. It explains a lot more and sets the scene more fully. There are marked differences to the film and I felt that if the film was more true to the book it may have engaged me more.

If this wins Oscars over ‘The Danish Girl’ then, in my opinion, it will be a travesty.

Would I recommend it? Probably not but okay if you like that kind of thing.