Review of 2013 – LPs 21-50

Time to bring the navel gazing to an end and start the longest countdown of LPs I’ve ever attempted with numbers 21-50 of my top, ahem, 50. 21           Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt 22           Poltergeist – Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder) 23           The Kissaway Trail – Breach 24           Julian Cope-…

Arcade Fire – Edinburgh Castle – 1st September 2011

Arcade Fire seem to have this arena thing off pat now. After the supremely disappointing SECC show in support of ‘Neon Bible’, last year’s SECC show and now this show at the Castle are compelling evidence that the Canadians now know how to play these types of shows. First off though were the Walkmen about…

2010 Live

Right – I am going to do another 2010 piece because I really enjoyed my live shows last year. Over the last 12 months I took in 29 different shows and caught  83 different  performances to some extent (although usually in their entirety). I saw 9 bands more than once (occasionally because bands were on…

Kinetic – Arcade Fire live

The Arcade Fire at the Barrowlands on Monday proved to be a very different experience to Kristin Hersh at Oran Mor the previous night.