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If you're not putting MBV at no.1 then you're doing something wrong.
Give us your top 10+/- gigs of the year!
pissed jeans @ the fenton
mbv @ apollo
stapleton @ packhorse
islands @ brudenell
spy vs spy @ fenton
sinaloa @ packhorse
dananananaykroyd @ brudenell
1.MBV at the ICA, just a smidgen better than at the roundhouse as I was in the seats.
2. Stars of The Lid, Lichens, James Blackshaw, amazing line-up, great projections in a nice church, could well be joint first.
3. Bill Callahan, I'm a huge fan, he had a proper electric backing band, was loud, in a church again, played I Break Horses.
4. Fuck Buttons, my first gig of the year at the ICA, my first noise gig and it kind of opened the whole genre up.
5. Animal Collective, Koko, surprisingly good sound, and a lot of sound, real interesting and fun.
6. Micah P. Hinson, Hoxton Hall, only about 50 people, Micah on the stage with two friends, no support just about 3 and a half hours of raw Micah.
7. Mogwai, Apollo, I'm a new convert to them but that gig ble wme wee socks off, again added bonus of FB.
8. Low, EoTR, I was absolutely entranced until the slightly shocking ending.
ox eagle lion man & ipso facto at hoxton bar and kitchen was the best. hopefully i'll be seeing fucked up and lets wrestle on monday
but, when I think about it, the only gigs I caught in Bristol and Bath this year were Los Camp, Explosions in the Sky, No Age/Black Lips, UNKLE and Gay For Johnny Depp. I had seen a shitload in November.December who were all brilliant though (especially Mono, Liars and Parts & Labor). And I sold my MBV ticket because I decided I don't really like them that much.
Anyway, without further ado, and in no real order....
Pissed Jeans @ Release The Bats
Mudhoney @ The Forum
Comets on Fire @ The Luminaire
Mogwai w/Fuck Buttons @ Hammersmith Apollo (although QEH was louder, this had a better setlist)
EITS/Eluvium @ Ansom Rooms Bristol
Built To Spill @ Koko
Zu @ Cargo
TVOTR @ Cargo
Gutter Twins @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
Rolo Tomassi @ Barden's
I'm really surprised how recent a lot of them have been. I've obviously been going to a lot more gigs than earlier this year, and they've also been all really high quality. Need to go to some smaller shows though, I think, so that'll be my aim next year. More new bands in smaller venues.
Probably the best was Pissed Jeans, Mudhoney or Built To Spill. But don't quote me on that.
Bands I'm sore to have missed/will be missing this year: Butthole Surfers, Sic Alps (curse my laziness), RTX, Boris, Dirtbombs, Dalek, GZA.
they were far better than EITS.
1. TV on the Radio - Nouveau Casino, Paris
2. Holy F*ck - T in the Park
3. Radiohead - Glasgow Green
4. Leonard Cohen - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
5. Mars Volta - Cirkus, Stockholm
6. Rage Against the Machine - T in the Park
7. Animal Collective - Oran Mor, Glasgow
8. Band of Horses - T in the Park
9. Art Brut - The Hive, Edinburgh
10. Twilight Sad - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Looking back, this has been the best year of my life! :D
Built To Spill, Art Brut, TV on the Radio, High Places, Future of the Left, A Place to Bury Strangers, Twilight Sad.
Final Fantasy @ Forum
Twilight Sad @ 100 Club
Bjork @ Apollo
HEALTH @ Scala
Dananananakroyd @ Old Blue Last
Marvin @ the Miller
Worlds End Girlfriend @ ATP
Glass Candy @ ATP
A Place To Bury Strangers @ ATP
Jens Lekman @ ATP
...Trail of Dead @ ATP
Mogwai/Fuck Buttons/Errors @ Apollo
Tall Firs/Declining Winter @ Luminaire
The Faint at Cargo (this really surprised me)
A Silver Mt. Zion at the Scala
Low at End of the Road
Worst (2008 or any other year)
Thanksgiving at Cafe OTO
all of these at hammersmith apollo:
my bloody valentine at ica, roundhouse, atp new york
hot chip at atp vs pitchfork
mudhoney at the forum
shellac at primavera and the forum
devo at primavera
fuck buttons at primavera (amazing!)
current 93 + baby dee at queen elizabeth hall
low at union chapel
meat puppets at atp vs pitchfork
pissed jeans x 3
de la soul at explosions atp
silver jews at primavera + explosions atp
the national at explosions atp
envy at explosions atp
public enemy 'nation' at primavera
killing joke at the forum
glen campbell at the mermaid theatre
built to spill at koko this week
AND december is still to come, which will no doubt be fucking amazing.
You've had a pretty good year!
best of the year imo
were terrible. As were MBV at the Roundhouse. As were Hot Chip.
Dananananakroyd at Madame Jojos
Los Campesinos! reading festival
les savy fav at the astoria
Death Cab for Cutie at Camden electric Ballroom
REM at Jones Beach New York
gonna kick myself when I go and look at ticket stubs t'upstairs in a bit
but so far:
Pysch Horseshit/Pink Reason - Bardens
Jay Reatard - Bardens
Sic Alps - Bardens
Kan Mikami - Cafe OTO
Pissed Jeans - OBL
Haven't been to a bad gig this year.
or part of a tour?
Can't find any other info though. So probably London only. Rubbish
Only info I can find is on the Dirty Water website.
Got Blood Visions on Friday and am very much enjoying it.
I had a listen to the latter for the first time today and was suitably impressed. Are they worth the cash live?
Mika Miko were a lot of fun last year and I'm intrigued by Abe Vigoda but money and location are putting me off. MM are definitely worth seeing.
I've been listening to King Khan on last.fm since you mentioned him. Sounds a little bit good, think I might shell out on that. I like the look of that club too. Every friday! Would be something worth taking note of for when I'm bored.
6th dec at cafe oto with directing hand
maybe an off night
(all London shows unless stated otherwise)
Nicole Atkins - Soho Revue Bar
Alphabeat - Dublin Castle
Sara Bareilles - The Parish SXSW
Tilly And The Wall - Habanna Calle 6 SXSW
She And Him - French Legation Museum SXSW
Nellie McKay - Wireless Festival
Eli Paperboy Reed - 229
Spear Of Destiny - Islington Academy
Beth Rowley - T In The Park
Nouvelle Vague - Scala
1. Bjork @ Hammersmith Apollo (best gig I've ever been to)
2. Sigur Ros @ Latitude Festival
3. Sunset Rubdown @ Kilburn Luminaire
4. Joanna Newsom @ Latitude Festival
5. My Bloody Valentine @ Roundhouse
6. The National @ Dublin Olympia
7. Of Montreal @ Camden Koko
8. Wildbirds and Peacedrums @ Kilburn Luminaire
9. The Hidden Cameras @ St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch
10. O’ Death @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Given the amazing couple of months ahead though, I wouldn't be surprised if this changes quite a bit by Xmas.
Worth every penny though.
Top ten in order of appearance
Camera Obscura & Twilight Sad @ ABC
Frank Black @ The Garage
Sebadoh @ The Classic Grand
Paul McCartney @ Anfield
Lou Reed playing Berlin @ The Playhouse
Radiohead @ Glasgow Green
MBV @ Barrowlands
Frightened Rabbit Acoustic album @ The Captains Rest
Mercury Rev headlining @ Connect Festival
I'm keeping the tenth open for one of these nights coming up - Okkervil River, Jarvis, Herman Dune, Idlewild or The Twilight Sad.
MBV - ICA Friday
Tom Waits - Le Grand Rex
The Cure - Berlin Velodrom
Neil Young - Hammersmith Apollo
Shellac - Primavera
Meshuggah - Rock City
Marissa Nadler - Luminaire
Wildbirds and Peacedrums - Roskilde
Melvins/Big Business - Rock City
My Brightest Diamond - Soho Theatre
I dunno about 'performance' but all those amps and lights worked a treat!
Also Meat Puppets at Camber, Extra Golden & Magnetic Man & J.Reatard at Roskilde, Shellac in Glasgow last week and Harvey Milk & Asva at Supersonic. Jazzfinger & Burial Hex in Newcastle make it ten.
If they don't play over here ever again, which seems pretty likely, I'm going to be very bummed out.
I was so happy to be there watching them play 'I Got A Love'. Amazing.
Biggest musical regret of 2008 was missing Harvey Milk.
Efterklang @ Pressure Point or Lido both were ace!
Bjork/Ellen Allien/Modeselektor/Skream/Why?/Battles @ Melt! Festival
MBV @ Roundhouse
Les Savy Fav + Los Camps + FOTL @ Astoria
Radiohead @ Wuhlheide
The Notwist @ ICA
Mogwai @ Hammersmith Apollo
Shred Yr Face Tour @ Komedia
Low @ St Georges Church
M83 @ Cargo
With Sigur Ros/ Okkervil River/ Ryan Adams/ Stereolab still to come :D
i wish i could have seen efterklang, bjork, mbv, radiohead, the notwist, mogwai, low and m83 all in one year
i dread to think how much money i used up on it all though! The fact that i can get to london and back easily these days really doesn't help my wallet...
1. The Flaming Lips @ Belsonic - Perhaps the best show I will EVER see
2. Black Diamond Heavies @ Masons Derry
3. Jape @ Vicar St. Dublin - Everything an irish band should be
4. Boss Volenti @ Nerve Centre Derry - Everything an irish band should be, Pt. II. Far better than the headlining We Are Scientists
5. Radiohead @ Malahide Dublin (two nights) - Well it's Radiohead. Course it's gonna be great
6. Dan Deacon @ Vicar St Dublin - supporting (3.) Made for my favourite night so far
7. Deerhunter @ Vicar St Dublin - supporting (3.) Made for my favourite night so far
8. Holy Fuck @ Speakeasy Belfast (October date) - an hour of pure energy
9. The Mae Shi @ Limelight Belfast - short and sweet
10. And So I Watch You From Afar - Take your pick. Seen them five times and every one was great
I expect this list to change on Monday night.
"DAN DEACON SHOULD BE HEADLINING!"
I'm not entirely sure. It was one night of a Future Days "Festival" see, and High Places/White Williams/Deerhunter/Deacon were American so maybe they had a fairly well known Irish act to finish the night?
was on stage at the Glasgow fireworks display on Thursday.
BRING ME MY COLOURED COAT
MY AMAZING COLOURED COAT
IT'S REALLY GOOD
I have enjoyed
Action beat @the packhorse
Rolo Tomassi @the cockpit (so true about them showing up blood red shoes, I really like the blood red shoes but rolo tomassi were just wow that night)
Manatees @cafe saki
I haven't seen nearly enough gigs this year, for various disappointing reasons. I have a feeling 2009 will rectify this big time though.
Best of 2008:
The Hold Steady @ Koko, London
R.E.M. @ Twickenham, London
Okkervil River @ Truck Festival
Johnny Foreigner @ Truck/A Day At The Races
Death Cab For Cutie @ Electric Ballroom, London
Low @ Union Chapel, London
Los Campesinos @ Day At The Races, Manchester
This Town Needs Guns/Mimas/4 or 5 Magicians @ The Cellar, Oxford
My bloody valentine - roundhouse
Octopus Project - Explosions ATP
Trail of Dead - Explosions ATP
Broken Social Scene - Explosions ATP
Jeffrey Lewis - Leeds Festival
Fucked Up - Leeds
Rage - Leeds
Health - Luminaire
Mudhoney - Forum
I've been to quite alot more gigs this year, more than I've ever done in a year I think, but there's been alot of disappointments, mars volta, release the bats, wire to name a few. I'm really hoping I can add monotonix to this list next week. And some of the nbc performances too hopefully.
1. Neil Young @ Hammersmith Apollo..pretty much the happiest I have ever been made
2. MBV @ The Roundhouse..I'm not sure my ears have actually recovered from this
3. Boris @ Primavera
4. Robert Hood @ Primavera
5. Throbbing Gristle @ Primavera
6. Action Beat @ The Lexington
7. Secret Chiefs @ Cargo
8. Gang of Four @ Royal Festival Hall
9. Old Time Relijun @ Cargo
10. Melt Banana @ ULU
Oasis and Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Both were soo good...
was fucking brilliant!
tom waits, neil young and liquid liquid. saw lots of rubbish, but these were good...
1 buraka som sistema @sonar
2 low @eotr
3 the national @green man
4 baby dee @eotr
5 neon neon @sonar
6 little dragon @sonar
7 soulwax @sonar
8 apatt @eotr
9 darren and jack play hefner @eotr
10 roisin murphy @sonar
11 riz mc @truck
12 calexico @eotr
13 woodpigeon @eotr
14 laura marling @truck, green man
15 shellac @custard factory
16 so so modern @truck
17 thomas truax @truck
18 conor oberst @eotr
19 thingumajig*saw @eotr
20 radio luxembourg @green man
21 camera obscura @truck
22 youthmovies @carling oxford, truck
23 munch munch @the cellar, truck
24 health @the wheatsheaf
25 x-102- underground resistance @sonar
26 foals @carling oxford, field day
27 mephisto grande @the bear
28 agnostic mountain gospel choir @green man
29 magick markers @green man
30 clark @sonar
31 saul williams @carling oxford
32 el guincho and the ruby suns band @sonar
33 the notwist @field day
34 matthew dear's big hands @carling oxford
35 modern ovens @eotr
36 jahbitat @sonar
37 bon iver @eotr
38 devon sproule @eotr
39 a sunny day in glasgow @the luminaire
40 friendly fires @carling oxford
41 spiritualized @green man
42 the tindersticks @eotr
43 cate le bon @green man, eotr
44 radiohead @victoria park
45 wooden shjips @custard factory
46 fonda 500 @truck
47 super furry animals @green man
48 alela diane @green man
49 of montreal @field day
50 daedelus @truck
51 pivot @jericho tavern, truck
52 jonquil @carling oxford, the cellar, truck
53 david thomas broughton @eotr
54 vampire weekend @carling oxford
55 richard thompson @green man
56 roots manuva @carling oxford
57 lovvers @the port mahon
58 theo @the cellar
59 liz green @eotr
60 ill ease @the cellar
61 pantha du prince @sonar
62 elapse-o @the wheatsheaf
63 lightning bolt @the custard factory
64 los campesinos @green man
65 duke garwood @green man
66 cats in paris @green man
67 danananackroyd @carling oxford
68 fuck buttons @shep bush empire, green man
69 epic 45 @the luminaire
70 chapterhouse and ulrich schnauss band @truck
71 cornelius @shep bush empire
72 steve earle @carling oxford
73 hot chip @carling oxford
74 spectrum @truck
75 land of talk @kcslu, ulu
76 tilly and the wall @ulu
77 wild beasts @green man
78 king creosote @green man
79 tall firs @the port mahon
80 kurt wagner @eotr
81 hercules and love affair @sonar
82 tunng @field day
83 two gallants @eotr
84 black mountain @green man
85 james yorkston @green man
86 kalabrese rumpelorchestra @sonar
87 working for a nuclear free city @the luminaire
88 miss kittin @sonar
89 radioactive man @sonar
90 pram @sonar
91 menomena @kcslu
92 lonely ghosts @the cellar
93 enon @the cellar
94 yacht @truck
95 gravenhurst @the jericho tavern
96 hreda @the cellar
97 ulrich schnauss @truck
98 slow club @ulu
99 the mountain goats @eotr
100 the field @sonar
was fucking magic (when they got the technical problems sorted). Agree with Soulwax and Pantha Du Prince - dancing to him, with the sun coming up in the background, was the perfect end.
sounds like a lot of fun
for getting to that many shows
closely followed by olafur arnalds at the barbican
the killers @ royal albert hall
bloc party @ reading/kentish town forum
saul williams @ scala
jay-z @ glastonbury
my bloody valentine @ roundhouse
rage against the machine @ reading
los campesinos in bradford
HEALTH at the brudenell
of montreal/les savy fav/the field/foals at field day
no age at the scala
mystery jets at camden barfly
shred yr face, leeds
wild beasts at brudenell
Those were my favourites gigs so far this year, anyway. Not all necessarily just because of the quality of performance, but also because of the atmosphere, crowd and general enjoyment of the gig.
Mercury Rev, Low and Stereolab to see this year. So the current top 10 would be:
1. MBV @ ICA
2. Boris @ Cargo
3. The War on Drugs @ Old Blue Last
4. A Sunny Day in Galsgow @ Luminaire
5. The Magnetic Fields @ Cadogan Hall
6. El Perro Del Mar @ ICA
7. Bon Iver @ Speigeltent (The Great Escape)
8. Sebadoh @ Koko
9. No Age @ The Dome
10. Akron/Family @ Luminaire
Other good gigs:
Low & Mercury Rev @ End of the Road
Jandek @ The Nave
The Clientele @ Luminaire
Minisnap @ The Windmill
Jonathan Richman @ Shepherds Bush
Ladybug Transistor @ Luminaire
Parts & Labor @ Corsica Studios (if I hadn't been so sick it would have been awesome).
Man Man @ ATP, Camber
Built To Spill @ Koko, London
Ruby Suns @ King & Queen, Brighton
Final Fantasy @ Forum, London#
Future Of The Left @ Audio, Brighton
Caribou @ ATP, Camber
of Montreal @ ATP, Camber
Los Campesinos @ ATP, Camber
Glass Candy @ ATP, Camber
Be Your Own Pet @ Audio, Brighton
Bearsuit @ Some sort of function room, Brighton
built to spill on friday and fuck buttons at iceland airwaves. oh and also darren hayman and jack hayter in june. yum.
Release the Bats - Shellac
No Age and HEALTH at Scala
Liars at Astoria 2
Jeffrey Lewis at Reading
R.E.M. @ Twickenham
Lash Frenzy at Sunflower Lounge
Ponytail @ Fleche D’or
Glass Candy @ ATP
Lucky Dragons & David Scott Stone @ Luminaire
Harvey Milk @ Supersonic
Lightning Bolt & Shellac @ Release the bats
Talibam @ Whitechapel Art Gallery
Black Dice & Chops @ Cargo
Mae Shi & Dan Deacon @ Dot To Dot
ANDREW WK @ Astoria 2. Incredible.
NEW MUSIC GRANDPA!
I have seen Smoke Fairies, Planningtorock and Fuck Buttons all be amazing. Fleet Foxes were very good. Cats In Paris have been consistently ace. Glass Candy fucking ruled, against expectation.
Fuck Buttons were good. They were impressed I knew you and Christopher for some reason *cough*
I liked Bon Iver better than FF. In a similar vein, Plants and Animals also put on a stellar show... and canna wait to see Blitzen Trapper. Been a great year for gigs, really.
Of Montreal - ATP Pitchfork
Glass Candy - ATP Pitchfork
Ponytail - Bardens
Eats Tapes - Bardens
Daniel Johnson - Indio
Dat Politics - Bardens
Death Set - Bardens
Mae Shi - Favilia Chic
Hidden Cameras - Brighton / London / Manchester
Cutting Pink With Knives - MiMB all-dayer, Brixton Windmill
Liz Green - End of The Road
Devo - Primavera
Bjork - Melt!
My Bloody Valentine - ICA
Lykee Li - ICA
Los Camp - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Hercules and Love Affair - Soho Revue Bar
Why? - Madame Jo Jos
There are more. A good year.
Xiu Xiu - ULU
Stars of the lid - St Giles Church
Sunset Rubdown - Lumi
Telepathe - ULU
Bjork - Hammersmith Apollo
The National/ Jay Z/ Franz Ferdinand - Glasto
Kanye/ Saul Williams - Lollapalooza
Battles/ Foals - Double Door, Chicago
Joanna Newsom/ Justice- Somerset House
Les Savy Fav/ The Field - Field Day
Radiohead - Victoria Park
Elbow - Roundhouse
The Halle' Orchestra 150 Year Anniversary Concert
Efterklang at Corporation
Fanfarlo/Why?/Caribou at Primavera CD Drome stage
Mogwai/Fuck Buttons/Errors at Manchester Apollo
Black Mountain/Richard Thompson/The War on Drugs/Caribou/Laura Marling at Green Man
Cut Copy/Delphic at Night & Day
Interpol at Sheffield Academy
Forest of Sound at Brainwash Festival, esp. Glissando, Winter Nth Atlantic & Greg Haines
Fran Rodgers/Vessels/Sky Larkin at Brainwash
Wild Beasts/School of Language/Banjo Or Freakout/It Hugs Back at Monto Water Rats
Foals/Youthmovies/Esser at Manchester Academy 2
Hadouken! at Manchester Academy
Crystal Castles at Manchester Academy x 2
m83 at The Ruby Lounge
Danananaanaykroyd/Cats in Paris at The Deaf Institute
The Maccabees at Jebez Clegg - I was famous for about 10 secs. as I sang Precious Time with Felix/Orlando
Los Campesinos!/Johnny Foreigner at Manchester Academy
Jonquil/This Town Needs Guns/Ace Bushy Striptease/The Empty Set at Salford Sacred Trinity Church
Fuck Buttons/Deerhunter/TNV at Primavera ATP stage
Devo/The Cribs/Dinosaur Jr. at Primavera Estrella Damm stage
White Williams/Health/BSP/No Age at Primavera Vice stage
Maps & Atlases/TTNG/Colour/Rotary Ten at The Shakespeare
and many more
Muse - Royal Albert Hall
Sigur Ros - Blackpool Winter Gardens Ballroom
Built to Spill - Brisbane
Ryan Adams - Dublin
Bon Iver - End of the Road
Buck 65 - Bristol Thekla
Shellac - London Forum
National - ATP
Battles - ATP
MBV - Roundhouse
Death Cab - Birmingham Academy
JImmy Eat World - Bristol Academy
1. Howlin' Rain at ATP
2. Fucked Up at Old Blue Last
3. Monster Magnet in Hamburg
4. Graveyard at the Underworld
5. Career Suicide at the Old Blue Last
6. Richard Thompson at the RFH
7. Duran Duran in Tokyo
8. Three Inches of Blood at Islington Academy
9. Comets on Fire at the Luminaire
10. Slayer at Hammersmith
National - ATP
Bon Iver - EotR
Efterklang - Queen Elizabeth Hall
Frightened Rabbit - Summer Sundae
Adem / Laura Marling - Union Chapel
Sigur Ros - Wesminster Central Hall
Hayman, Watkins, Trout & Lee / The Lodger - Buffalo Bar
Ballboy - Indietracks
The Wave Pictures - Indietracks
Mogwai - Hammersmith Apollo
Courteeners and the Los Camp/No Age/TNV thing tother week. I choose the latter.
EDIT: Chemical Brothers at Rock Werchter. INCROYABLE.
I suggest that you go to at least two gigs next year.
I need to think further on this, but what immediately springs to mind is Death Cigarettes at the George Tavern, or pretty much anywhere else for that matter.
Devo/Silver Jews/Mission of Burma/Wave Pictures/Bishop Allen – Primavera Festival
Japanther – Bardens Boudoir
Okkervil River – Scala
Of Montreal – Koko
Adam Green – Koko
Matt and Kim – The Luminaire
Conor Oberst – End of The Road
Ballboy – The Luminaire
Going to see Sigur,KOL and Coogan
looking forward to Sigur immensely, expect KOL will be surroundeed by stupid bandwagon morons singing sex on fire and Coogan has recieved horrible, horrible reviews
seriously....it is just horrible, horrible, horrible, terrible, terrible, fucking woeful. Literally the worst thing i have ever seen. Avoid with caution.
because i am
and im really afraid of marring his image in my eyes.
ill be upset
but im keeping an open mind.
Kyte, Leicester :)
American Music Club @Glee Club
Efterklang @ Supersonic
Oxes @ Hare&Hounds
Fleet Foxes @ Space2
MBV @ Apollo
Yeasayer @ Bar Academy
White Rabbits @ Bar Academy
Cave Singers @ GreenMan
Caribou @ GreenMan
Spinto Band @ Barfly
Hot Chip @ Bham Academy
Radiohead @ Old Trafford (some great bits, not enough though)
Holy Fuck @ Barfly (not loud or mental enough)
Release the bats @ Custard factory (meh)
pearl jam @ madison square garden (both nights) easily the best live performance(s) ive seen this year by some distance
I just had so much fun I haven't smiled so much at a gig ever.
I did not see Trail of Dead, Part Chimp or Mono this year! however did see:
Black Angels @ ICA
Notwist @ ICA
Parts & Labor @ Corsica Studios
Screaming Tea Party repeatedly (and great every time)
Controversially, I did go to the Saturday of MBV at the Roundhouse and it's not going on the list.
I've never seen either, and they play Los Angeles together on 21/1/09.
I'll be there in spirit.
jimi, you know the score.
ólafur arnalds @ holy trinity church, leeds
falconetti @ holy trinity church, leeds
sigur rós @ blackpool
m_nus warehouse project @ piccadilly, manchester
peter broderick @ brudenell, leeds
glissando/ her name is calla @ packhorse, leeds
tindersticks @ bridgewater hall, manchester
audion @ faversham, leeds
simon baker @ mint, leeds
echocord @ melodies, manchester (even tho it got shut down at 2am...)
lucio aqulina @ ruby lounge, manchester
MBV - Roundhouse first night - very loud, very good.
Spoon: Scala - I got there late, but they played very well, I didn't get the best view though, could barely see the band :(
The Walkmen: ULU - lot of new album stuff, really good live.
The Sonics @ The Forum, London
Billy Bragg @ Birmingham Town Hall
Bromheads Jacket Secret Gig @ Sunflower Lounge Birmingham
Public Enemy 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions' @ Rock City Nottingham
The Dirtbombs @ Bar Academy Birmingham
Cage The Elephant @ Bar Academy Birmingham
New York Dolls @ Rescue Rooms Nottingham
The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Academy 2 Birmingham
The Stooges @ Get Loaded In The Park, Clampham Common London
The Last Shadow Puppets @ The Civic Wolverhampton
Detroit Social Club @ The Dragon Bar, Barfly Birmingham
here and put rage at leeds.
Ive waited for 8 years. Zack could have whistled flight of the valkyrie while tom shredded his guitar strings with an electric drill and it still would have been a contender.
Overmars, at the Underworld. There were about 20 people there. They opened with a 40 minute song, which was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen or heard.
at QEH and at Supersonic
The Hold Steady - Garage, Glasgow
Idlewild - Byblos, Glasgow (great set, shite venue)
Feeder - Classic Grand, Glasgow
Grinderman - Connect festival
The Coral - Connect festival
Fighting With Wire - Barfly, Glasgow
Bloc Party - Barfly, Glasgow
Feeder - Barrowlands, Glasgow
And still to come is the unbridled joy of seeing Idlewild do a 5 night stand at King Tuts (it's just a pity I'll have to miss Biffy at the Big Red Shed)
josef van wissem @ cafe oto
lightning bolt/drum eyes @ the engine room
astral social club/kylie minoise/family battle snake @ the miller
action beat @ catch
starving weirdos @ bardens
approximate infinite universe @ ica
skaters/axolotl @ cafe oto
hidden cameras @ manchester/london
dj scotch egg/pseudo nippon @ the windmill
afrikan boy @ bardens
justice yeldham @ old blue last
high places @ cafe oto
talibam/towering breaker @ whitechapel art gallery
japanese new music festival @ corsica studios
magik markers/old time relijun @ cargo
bjork @ hammersmith apollo
black dice/family underground/chops @ cargo
library tapes/james blackshaw/dead rat orchestra/spoono @ gramaphone
pink reason @ bardens
casiotone for the painfully alone @ bush hall
david thomas broghton @ green note
boris @ cargo
richard youngs @ cross kings
fuck buttons @ ica
prurient @ bardens
gay against you @ bardens
Red Sparowes @ York Fibbers
Really small show, incredibly intense, excellent atmosphere. Mesmerising pretty much sums it up in one word
Black Lips w/ King Khan & BBQ Show at Heaven
Joanna Newsom at Somerset House
Lightspeed Champion at the Reading Festival
Jeffrey Lewis at the Reading festival.
The Wombats at the Reading festival (for non-Wombats related reasons)
Laura Marling with Mumford & Sons in a tiny pub in Edinburgh
Be Your Own Pet's final ever gig, at Dingwalls
Micah P. Hinson at the Scala last week
Vampire Weekend, Pete & the Pirates and El Guincho at the Forum
Animal Collective in my head.
My bloody valentine at the barras
Mogwai, errors, frightened rabbit, malcolm middleton at the trip tych show.
sigur ros in koln
metallica at leeds.
my bloody valentine @ barrowlands, glasgow
times new viking @ captain's rest, glasgow
buena vista social club @ music hall, aberdeen
hot club de paris @ 100 club, london
joanna newsom @ somerset house, london
the magnetic fields @ some concert hall, london
fucked up @ water rats, london
but other than that British sea power and the national have been my concerts of the year.
The Cure @ Wembley Arena
Bon Iver w/Bowerbirds @ Wexner Center for the arts, Columbus OH.
Laura Marling @ Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Bruce Springsteen @ The Emirates
Radiohead @ All Points West Festival (Friday)
Radiohead @ Malahide Castle Dublin
The Swell Season @ The Barbican
Conor Oberst @ Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Frightened Rabbit w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks @ South Street ,Reading
The National @ Hyde Park
Morrissey @ Hyde Park
Martha Wainwright @ Olympia Dublin
it was at the mean fiddler, and i was right at the front. the gig itself was perfect in every way :D