Some statistics for my gig-going in 2019. I went to 53 shows (each festival is counted by number of days – so Infest is three days, so counts for three shows), and saw 150 live sets. I saw 140 unique bands, eight of them more than once, at 37 venues, and my wife saw 46 […]
In these mp3-based times, this isn’t necessarily a collection of singles, more the best individual tracks I’ve heard this year (and were released in the last twelve months since last year’s list).
Last night I attended the first gig of what is looking to be a busy autumn period for gigs. It was also my first gig at the new-ish Carling Academy, albeit in the smaller Academy 2. And before I get onto the gig, a few observations on the venue. It’s been open for less than […]
I listened to a radio show from last week that resulted in the inspiration for this week’s Tuesday Ten. And what was that show? It was Jarvis Cocker’s musical map of Sheffield, which was a fascinating guide through the Sheffield that Jarvis grew up in, and the music he was influenced by along the way […]
Here is a band that sound as if they come from about as far away from their base as is humanly possible. Rather than the clanking industrial history, the grey skies and steep hills of Sheffield, putting this CD on transports to you to areas like the deserts, and sunshine, perhaps, of California. The land […]
Through the ice and snow I got to the Leadmill by 1925, and was still there late enough to miss the start of The Mirimar Disaster‘s set. Which was a shame, as I really like this lot. Clearly influenced by many of the more ‘intelligent’ metal bands like Neurosis, Isis and perhaps even Tool, you […]
No order for these, as it has been something of a top year for gigs and trying to pick the best one has been impossible…
First band on were The Mirimar Disaster, a local band fronted by well-known local metal DJ Stocky. A good crowd for a still small band, and they benefitted strongly from the powerful sound set-up. A disparate mix of metal stylings, but very much at the avant garde end of things – we counted something like […]