Looking back at Christmas gigs over the years
The contenders for #3albums03 Twitter poll.
Looking back at the best albums from 2003.
This is a review of the albums that I have been listening to whilst working from home. Albums listened to for week 6 cover 27 April to 1 May. Monday 27/04 - Seattle Kicking off the new working week with a Seattle theme. No Nirvana here, today's listening was all about the relationship between Soundgarden … Continue reading Music life in lockdown week 6
My last two festivals ever in Scotland and England.
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
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
After the disappointment of seeing Garbage at the Big Day Out in Galway the previous summer, they made their Belfast debut at the King’s Hall on 15/01/99. This time a more enjoyable performance compared to the rushed one in Galway. Support that night came from Moloko. Placebo came back for another visit to the Ulster … Continue reading 1999
Post grunge I was starting to find new bands to get into. With Britpop starting to dominate, there was some exciting new British bands coming onto the scene which didn't quite fit in with the Britpop image. Placebo were one such band which could have fitted in with the American alt-rock image. They came to … Continue reading 1997