Last night I went to see Lau at the Midlands Arts Centre. They're a Scottish 3 piece folk band (www.lau-music.co.uk) who haven't been going very long but the members are all really well regarded folk musicians, and their music is essentially scots folk in style but with a really bonkers twist ... anyway, to cut a long story short it was quite possibly one of the best gigs I have ever been to EVER. It was one of those gigs that has you walking on air after, elated, inspired, completely blown away by the music, the musicianship and the sheer size, scale and depth of the noise made by three blokes who really knew what they were doing with a guitar, a fiddle and an accordion. Very very few gigs I've been to have had this effect - another was seeing James at the Liverpool Royal Court theatre in 1992, and another was the first time I heard Stravinsky's Rite of Spring played by an orchestra - the LPO as it happens. One of my friends describes seeing Radiohead at Glasto 1995 in the same way... So, which were your memorable gigs and why?