Don’t think Ive seen a thread of shows of the year. So here’s one. My top 10 shows would go something like this. Yours?
- Slim Cessna’s Auto Club @ Omeara (and also at Red Rooster festival)
- Julien Baker @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
- Kanda Bongo Man @ Reading South Street
- Cattle @ Supersonic
- Nils Frahm @ Bristol COlston Hall
- Josh Pearson @ Sea Change Festival
- Titus Andronicus @ St Pants Old Church
- Wave PIctures @ Oxford Jericho
- Big Lad @ Reading Dot Dot Bash
- BCUC @ WOMAD
Honourable mentions to show from Pigs x 7, Angel Olsen and Lubomyr Melnyk
Biggest disappointments were probably GNOD at Ritual Union festival in Oxford (was all geared up for some massive riff action but ended up with some tedious laptop twiddling) and Rival Consoles @ Sea Change (great album, but found the live show really lacklustre).
Also disappointed I never got to see Oh Sees this year, came close a couple of times before other commitments took over.