Ok, possibly enough looking back. Well, I’m tempted to do a top theatre of 2010, but would anyone really care? We’ll see how bored I get over the christmas period. So, on to some looking forward, with the album releases over the next few months. Actually, it’s funny (but not really when you think about it) how closely this list matches the gigs over the next while.
January sees … Cake, the Go! Team, Iron and Wine and the Decemberists. (I don’t know how Iron and Wine featured in Roughan’s top 10 for 2010!).
Feb sees… PJ Harvey, Gruff Rhys, Mogwai, Bright Eyes, Drive-by Truckers and the Low Anthem.
March sees… A Hawk and a hacksaw, J. Mascis and the mountain goats.
I’ll feature some hawk is a hacksaw, as I don’t think I have before. They have a ‘Beirut’ buzz going on and some of their members played on Beirut’s first album ‘Gulag Orkestar’. They have lots of brass and other interesting instruments. They play live here in a while also, which should be worth seeing!