Skip to main content

My Gig Wish List

Arctic Monkeys
It’s pretty much been a lifelong dream to go and see AM live, they’re a band that has always had a massive influence on me and they helped to define my teenage years. The AM tour was too expensive for me when I was 15 and any tour before that was as well, nonetheless, the thirst to see them perform their magnificent back catalogue has never died and I WILL see Alex Turner and co one day. On the plus side, I have seen Alex Turner live as part of The Last Shadow Puppets, but it’s just not the same.

Tyler The Creator
As of late I’ve not really listened to Tyler The Creator, I did give ‘Flower Boy’ a quick listen but I’ve not revisited it since despite it being half decent. But the 14 year old me is screaming at me to go and see the young rapper live, purely out of nostalgia. I remember the first time I listened to Goblin and it blew my puny little mind, I thought it was so edgy and cool at the time… Now not so much but still, I imagine he puts on one energetic show!

Echo & The Bunnymen
Echo are a band that I’ve only recently got into, as I constantly find their stuff in record stores I felt that I had to give them try because if I liked them I’d sweep up. I listened to them extensively, liked them, and now I never see their records it really is bad luck. Due to this though I’ve become quite the fan and I’d love to see them live before they get too old to tour.

Ezra Furman
Ezra changed the way I look at music, I can’t remember specifically the reason I listened to his music for the first time but it as soon as I put it on I was smitten. The utilisation of instruments to create an atmosphere along with some meaningful lyrics has made Ezra Furman somewhat of an idol of mine and who wouldn’t want to see that live? I bet it’s a really powerful, evocative and inspiring gig.

The Stone Roses
Britpop legends. Stadium Fillers. Classic makers. Are just some of the words to describe The Stone Roses, one of the most iconic bands in the history of music, and it’s for that reason that I’d love to see them and the only reason I haven’t so far is because of ticket prices, isn’t that always the reason? I just couldn’t justify £80 to sit at the back of Wembley, it was bad enough when I saw ELO.

U2
I’d have loved to have gone to The Joshua Tree tour, that truly would have been something special for me, that’s one of my favourite albums of all time and to see it played in full would have been mesmerising. Nonetheless, As a normal U2 album tour I don’t think I’d be all that bothered about seeing them, especially with the prices of the tickets, but for special events like that I should have not been so stingy and just bought them.

Childish Gambino
I think it’s safe to say at this point that Gambino is one of my favourite artists. Ever since I heard Camp it’s been that way, and although I’m not the biggest fan of that album anymore, it hasn’t aged well at all, I’m still fully on board with getting the opportunity to see him live. Even more so that Because The Internet was probably one of the greatest rap albums ever written, his latest project didn’t quite strike the same chord with me but it was interesting enough and I’m sure it would sound magnificent live.

Alt-J
If their music and videos are anything to go by then an Alt-J gig is going to be crazy weird, I can imagine loads of screens with weird stuff going on and a mad light show. To be honest that’s the least I expect, they have a certain level of weirdness to live up to in my mind. But putting all of that to one side, their music is so bloody good I’d love to see just a setlist full of all of my favourite Alt-J songs. I’d pay good money for that.

Kanye West
I’ve already seen Kanye on the Watch The Throne tour, but this is my favourite artist of all time we’re talking about here, and I’d love to hear some of the massive tunes he’s released since then, in the flesh. But he never brought the Yeezus tour to the UK which is annoying. I did get to see the Yeezy Season 3 reveal with The Life of Pablo played in full though which was an awe-inspiring event! I would pay A LOT of money to go and see Kanye live again and I mean A LOT!

Depeche Mode
I had the chance to go and see Depeche Mode and I didn’t go because I didn’t want to go by myself. I regret that wholeheartedly. Dave Gahan and co put on a tremendous show on their seemingly endless touring schedule and I wish could have witnessed it. As is the case with most aging artists, you never know when they’re going to give up on touring to a life of studio work and spending time with their family.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Live Review: Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises at O2 Academy, Birmingham

Bernhoft is a grammy nominated R&B artist, someone who came to my attention this year and blew me away with his album Humanoid, an album that almost edged on the side of pop, taking a large step forward and slightly away from a very traditional R&B setting. So when he stopped by Birmingham on his short rendezvous through Blighty.

First up were Lawrence, a 7 (I think) piece jazz-pop band that I only caught towards the en of their set but what I saw made me wish I'd seen it all, a fantastic rendition of Sean Paul lit the room up incredibly, immediately having me hooked in their set. The songs that followed were each as joyful as the next and contained some of the best contemporary jazz infused music I've heard in ages!

Bernhoft swaggered onto the stage with the Fashion Bruises in tow and blew the roof off the O2 Academy as he ran through a set that began with the title track of his latest record, dancing and performing to songs he loved just as much as the crowd screami…

KMMR's TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2018 // 40-31

And then we move into the 30s, the self-titled pop extravaganza that this is. If you haven't read the previous installments then check them out below:
Honourable Mentions Albums 50-41
40. Bad Sounds - Get Better

I was hoping for a little more from this album but there's no longevity to it whatsoever. Whilst there are some incredibly funky and fantastically produced songs, it doesn't quite pull the album through. Nonetheless, tunes such as "Milk It" and "Wages" are some proper stompers that would make a songs of the year list if I made one.
39. Tom Grennan - Lighting Matches

I find the same issues with this album as I did Bad Sounds, albeit Tom Grennan has a fantastic voice which really makes his music that little bit more unique for me. I do find there's little to no variation between the songs but I can't help but just really enjoy this album.
38. Confidence Man - Confident Music for Confident People

One of the dance records of the year. Whilst it …

Live Review: Our Girl at The Sunflower Lounge (12/10/18)

Our Girl are probably my favourite band around at the moment, their debut album "Stranger Today" is one of very few to ever receive a 10/10 from us which I think it fully deserves and it's been in constant rotation for me ever since. The dynamics on the album which perfectly utilise lead singer and guitarist, Soph Nathan's soft, harmonic vocals but also give her the opportunity to really stretch herself into a grungier, heavy rock voice which expertly intertwine with the phenomenal tunes like "Level", "Being Around" and "Boring".


The band announced on Twitter the day before the gig that they were doing a free instore show at Paul Smith in The Mailbox so obviously I had to go along to that... which also meant missing one of my lectures but hey, what's more important here? The band set up along some chairs in the shop and played an acoustic set containing songs like "I Really Like It", "Two Life" and "In My He…