Thursday, 11 December 2008

A fair line-up

About this time last year, I wrote a quick recap of the bands that I'd seen live during 2007. Guess what? It's time to do the same for this year, and what a year it has been - gigs attended, in chronological order, were: The Cribs, James, The Wedding Present, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand (plus more besides at the Latitude festival, of which more here), The Hoosiers (plus more besides at the Sound Island Festival, of which more here), The Zutons, Paul Weller and From The Jam.

Special mention amongst all this great music must go to Radiohead and Paul Weller, both of whom were amazing - I'd say see either (or both) whenever and wherever you get the chance.

Other cultural highlights of the year included King Lear at The Globe, Brenda Blethyn in The Glass Menagerie, the Psycho Buildings exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, comedian Ed Byrne and especially Paul Merton and his Improv Chums (is there a funnier man alive than Mr Merton?). All outstanding...

I don't want to rub it in but I've just bought tickets to see Buzzcocks again in January...

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