Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Flaming Lips – Green Man Festival – 21 August 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #8 Even at the Best Medium Sized Festival in the UK, this year’s bands had to pull out all the stops to leave a lasting impression on a crowd left sodden by two days of … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 10

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 57. Mclusky – ‘Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues’ Cardiff’s OTT noise-rockers powered out a few albums of punchy punk before exploding apart in the mid-noughties. The trio’s performance, especially Andy Falkous’ vocals, is full of raw, entertaining … Continue reading

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Joanna Newsom – Palace Theatre, Manchester – 18 September 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #7 With three discs clocking in over two hours, Joanna Newsom’s Have One On Me is unlike any other album released this year, marrying her schoolgirl voice to song structures as complex and diverse as … Continue reading

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The National – O2 Academy, Bristol – 24 November 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #6 The wider public consciousness has beckoned The National more and more of late. This year’s High Violet is no great stylistic leap forward, but listeners were right to lavish it in both critical and … Continue reading

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