Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 favs

Got to do in no particular order(yes I know that's a cop out)
Forward Russia - Life Processes - they may not have liked it but I loved it
Look See Proof - Between Here and there
Little Man Tate nothing worth having comes easy
Mystery Jets Twenty One
Johnny Foreigner Waited up till it was light
I Was A Cub Scout i want you to know there is always hope
These New Puritans Beat Pyramid
Cajun dance Party The Colourful Life
Foals Antidotes
Blood Red shoes Box Of Secrets

Really Great
Frightened Rabbit
The Twilight Sad EPs
Elle Milano
The Pigeon Detectives
The Wombats
Ra Ra Riot
The Courteeners
The Duke Spirit
Lightspeed Champion
Late Of the Pier
The whip
The Long blondes
Friendly Fires

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Courteeners

been listening to the courteeners for a while - st jude is a decent cd. they are supposed to be at SXSW 2009 - i think not! they just announced they are supporting Morrissey's US tour during SXSW - well announced means my RSS feed picked up their myspace calendar. I loath the smiths, hate Morrissey but will have to brave the truly horrible live Nation mess that is the new House Of Blues. anyone any idea how when tickets will be available?
wish me Luck.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SXSW 2009 new bands added
Nacional asked to be a myspace friend and added they were going to SXSW and Look See Proof have confirmed. Ra Ra Riot think they are going. and Passion pit - ugh and white Lies are confirmed. Anyone Else?

also confirmed Pete and The Pirates and Friendly Fires

Thursday, December 18, 2008


December is a bleak time of year. Consider our total of gigs last year - as gigs are announced and it seems January, February and March are filling up I look and despair.
I have a total of five gigs lined up right through the end of February. I have had weeks with more gigs than that. The total lack of any visiting bands I like make me feel like a music hater and isolated away from the LA/SF/NYC meccas which get lightening visits that would make life bearable. Is it any wonder that I travel long distances in January and February just to see bands, its sheer desperation.
Oh well there is always March and SXSW to look forward to.