Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Been there, seen that

In case you didn't notice, I went to a lot of gigs in 2019, and reported back on them just for you:

!!! / Bandicoot, 20th November, Clwb Ifor Bach

Algiers / Silent Forum / New Haunts, 3rd July, Clwb Ifor Bach

Audiobooks / Ani Glass, 9th March, Clwb Ifor Bach

Black Flag / Total Chaos, 12th October, Tramshed

Blanck Mass / Frans Gender & Violet Grace, 3rd December, Clwb Ifor Bach

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard / Shoebox Orchestra / Rainn Byrns / CVC, 5th May, Clwb Ifor Bach

Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon / Gwenno & Gruff / Astroid Boys / Boy Azooga / Los Blancos, 15th February, Tramshed

Cloud Nothings / Human Heat / Enouement, 10th July, Clwb Ifor Bach

The Futureheads / Novacub, 28th May, The Globe

Imperial Wax / Gindrinker / Alex Dingley, 7th June, Clwb Ifor Bach

Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage / Quiet Marauder, 26th September, Clwb Ifor Bach

KEYS / Los Blancos / Sock, 17th July, The Moon

Man Forever / Jaxson Payne, 12th December, The Moon

The Physics House Band / False Hope For The Savage / Death Cult Electric, 19th July, Clwb Ifor Bach

Plastic Mermaids / Goo Lagoon / French Alps Tiger, 20th September, Clwb Ifor Bach

Right Hand Left Hand / Quodega / HMS Morris / Cotton Wolf / My Name Is Ian / Sock, 14th December, Clwb Ifor Bach

Sleaford Mods / LIINES, 5th April, Y Plas

Spare Snare / Jemma Roper, 13th January, The Moon

The St Pierre Snake Invasion / Cassels, 2nd October, Clwb Ifor Bach

Threatmantics / Silent Forum / Joel Hurst, 22nd February, Clwb Ifor Bach

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats / Blood Ceremony, 24th January, The Globe

The Wedding Present / The Flatmates, 2nd May, Tramshed

And that's not to mention the ones I haven't (yet) written up: Drahla, The Ex, Elvana, KEYS and Mclusky, and the not-so-small matter of my first Green Man for nearly a decade.

A few five-starrers in there, but I'm going to name my favourite gig of the year as Mclusky at Clwb on 20th December. Call it having a short memory if you like, but it was bloody marvellous.

Here's to another year (or, dare I say it, decade) spent largely in gig venues...

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