The contenders for #3albums01 Twitter poll
My top 41 albums from 2001 and how they fared in the #3albums01 poll.
This is a review of the albums that I have been listening to whilst working from home. Albums listened to for week 22 covers from 17-21 August. Monday 17 August Kicking off the new working week I had a look back at some of the local scene. Not Snow Patrol now but some bands here … Continue reading Music life in lockdown week 22
New year and new gigs to go to. Starting off 2005 was two trips to Dublin within a week of each other before going back down at the end of the month. First up was US supergroup Velvet Revolver consisting of Guns N' Roses members Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass, backing vocals), and former member … Continue reading 2005 – January to April
The summer of 2001 saw me going to two festivals that year - T in the Park over in Scotland and the second Witnness festival in Ireland. T in the Park took place over the weekend of 7-8 July. This was my first visit to a Scottish festival and it was really good. Very much … Continue reading 2001 – festivals
The new year bring me over to London for the first of two NME gigs in the city at the iconic Astoria venue. I was staying with friends in London that weekend and got them tickets for the second night which was the NME tour show. This was the first time I had ever done … Continue reading 2001
I finally caught the festival bug a bit late. Took me to go to the first really big one, Glastonbury (see previous blog, 1999 - festivals) to really want to experience it again. From 1990 to 1994 the annual Trip to Tipp (Feile) completely bypassed me. This was a three day event at Semple Stadium … Continue reading 2000 – festivals
A new millennium begins and first gig goes to Therapy? who brought their 10 year anniversary tour to the Empire. This was the first time I would get to see the band play here. Support on the night came from American rockers Clutch. Next up was Gomez at the Ulster Hall. Gomez were enjoying success … Continue reading 2000