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Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:54 am
by martin
British Sea Power - East Brunswick Club.


That was literally it, for the entire year.

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:53 pm
by DieselBenz
1. Muse at Leeds/Reading (I'm cheating and counting this as one since I can never decide which was better), Aug. 26/28
2. Muse at Lollapalooza, Chicago, Aug. 5
3. Frank at TLA in Philadelphia, Nov. 4
4. Frank at Leeds/Reading (first time I ever heard him), Aug. 26/28
5. Biffy Clyro at Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10
Lots of honorable mentions; this was a great year in gigs for me. Think I saw more bands in 2011 than in the other 29 years of my life combined.

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:56 pm
by Blonde
I'm going for festival sets as I went to far too many fantastic gigs last year to be able to narrow them down to a top 5.

1) Elbow - Glastonbury
2) Muse - Leeds Fest
3) Frank Turner - Lock Up Tent, Leeds Fest
4) Joy Formidable - Dot To Dot Festival
5) Blondie - Splendour

Honourable mention to The Petebox at Leeds Fest

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:27 pm
by McDoug17
Think I'll have to combine a few together

Frank Turner, Ben Marwood & Franz Nicolay - Gloucester Guild Hall & album launch Show at the Barfly
Dananananaykrod - Bath Moles / Bristol Thekla can't believe one the best live bands are no more
Dan Le Sac vs Scroopius Pip @ 2000 Trees
Dive Dive & Chris T-T - Frog & Fiddle Cheltenham / Chris T-T at The Croft Bristol
Ben Marwood @ 2000 Trees one of my favourite marwood shows of the year out of the few times

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:09 pm
by Bossman66
This is fairly easy for me cos I only went to 5 or 6 in 2011.

1. Frank Turner - 23/11/11 Newport, despite Against Me not being able to play this was the clear best of the bunch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7n-OuO9Cc8

2. Roger Waters 'The Wall' - 28/06/11 Birmingham, great spectacle, not quite the passionate performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkfV6070abM&noredirect=1

3. Show of Hands 03/12/11 @ Exeter Uni (any show where a song is dedicated to you has to make the top 5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-qRA7JV64E

4. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ Cardiff Glee Club 24/10/11 (Gotta love Southside if you're a Bruce fan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oGSGS0X4cY

5. Gary US Bonds & Ben E King (classic Soul tour) at Yeovil in February (the oldies still have it)


Also saw Joe Bonamassa @ Plymouth, The Max Weinberg Experience at Chelsea's 'Under The Bridge' & Show of Hands (again) at Exmouth.

Bossman

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:55 am
by h26
went to so many good gigs in 2011 that this is almost impossible to pick 5, but i've chosen them on overall experience (which probably means the ones i drank the most at!)

1 frank - manchester apollo
2 beans on toast/tribes/admiral fallow/daydream club - sunday y-not festival
3 turin brakes - the musician, leicester
4 the subways/young aviators - the venue, derby
5 band of horses/goldheart assembly - academy, birmingham

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:15 pm
by Bren_D
Frank/Crazy Arm/Cosmo Jarvis - White Rabbit, Plymouth (The smallest venue I'll ever see Frank play and one I hope he visits again! What could be better than seeing Frank play a tiny nightclub with a stage that serves cheap booze? Why that venue being a ten minute stagger from your front door, of course)
Pulp headlining Wireless
An Evening with Frank - Komedia, Bath
The Feeling (Don't judge me!)/Pete Lawrie (Who really impressed me) - Komedia, Bath (A venue I'd kill to move brick-by-brick to Plymouth)
Reel Big Fish - HMV Forum

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:25 pm
by Lewis
Emitime wrote: 4. Ben Marwood + Oxygen Thief - Basement - York
Those last two were more the whole night though really.
This the one with Jonny Gill and Halloe away?

I think I actually fell slightly in love with halloe away that night.. even if I did have to rush home early for the train :/


My top 5?
1. Marwood+OT - The Garrett. Something about gigs, pool tables and human pyramids just gets to me.
2. Elbow - Leeds Festival. Slightly drunk, shouting at the rain, with my best friends.. What's not to love?
3. The above mentioned Marwood & OT gig.
4. Yeah, I didn't gig much this year! Ah well, new years resolutions and all that!
5. See above.

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:55 am
by runestar
Eddy current supression ring - The Zoo, Brisbane
Frank Turner - Rosies, Brisbane
Thee oh Sees - Woodys, Byron Bay
Bob Dylan - Byron Blues fest
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Byron Blues fest

Re: Top 5 gigs of 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:31 pm
by Emitime
Lewis wrote:
Emitime wrote: 4. Ben Marwood + Oxygen Thief - Basement - York
Those last two were more the whole night though really.
This the one with Jonny Gill and Halloe away?

I think I actually fell slightly in love with halloe away that night.. even if I did have to rush home early for the train :/
Yeah that one. All the basement gigs I've been to have sort of blurred into one and I can't remember which ones Halloe Way were. If they are who I'm thinking of I don't think I was very impressed...