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Gigs of 2014, part two

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Finishing up the gigs of late-May, bleeding in to the start of June, has an interesting mix of bands and genres. In general, it's still good to get out to gigs, but sometimes, if I'm not fully motivated, it can feel a bit of a chore. Speedy Ortiz, Empty Pools at ...

Gigs of 2014, part one

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Not much seemed to be happening at the start of the year, but it all picked up with a flurry of live dates for good bands at the end of Spring. I can't even get to all of the gigs I want to, but I do my best. The Men at ...

Music of 2014, part one

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Or maybe 'Music of 2013, part four'. I'm keen to get some more new music and so look through the backlog of bands that I've been interested in for a while, picking up some albums that I didn't get around to buying in the latter part of 2013. But my ...

Gigs of 2013, part three

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Only three parts to my year's gigging. I missed a few gigs I would have liked to attend, but made it to others I may not have gone to. I think I've had a pretty good year of live music overall, but it may be getting more difficult to know ...

Music of 2013, part four

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

An actually timely and perhaps final set of reviews for the year, for budgetary reasons. And it's a good end to the year, with some decent albums from new and old bands alike. There's still plenty more out there to listen to as well. It's been a long wait for the ...

Music of 2013, part three

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

I'm lagging behind on this year's music choices again. I blame my lateness in still not being able to differentiate Ghost Outfit and Gauntlet Hair when they're playing. Or that I am finding it difficult to define either. But I've given it a go. Now I can move on to ...

Gigs of 2013, part two

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

All I had to do was write up the XFM Exposure night at the Barfly and this post would have been complete back in July. But, no, that was too much like hard work. Still, here it is now. And So I Watch You From Afar at The Garage Lighting guys are ...

Music of 2013, part two

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Sometimes I need a while to fully appreciate an album before I'm ready to review it. Often I'll find that reviewing music can just be a bit difficult without sounding trite. Sometimes I'm just lazy. Whatever the reason this time, I've finally got around to reviewing the second batch of ...

Music of 2013, part one

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

I had two-thirds of this initial review written by March, and I thought I was going to get a good jump on my posting of music I'm listening to this year. Then I got kicked out of my groove, like a needle skipping on a record, and ended up listening ...

Gigs of 2013, part one

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

More gigs! Some familiar bands, some new, and a couple known for their recordings but being seen for the first time. It's a mixed bag. Toy, Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs, Novella at the Scala There's been a buzz about Toy for a while, but I procrastinated long enough about going to ...