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Mar 23 2009, 21:04

Air Traffic - Norwich The Waterfront - 2007 ***
Animal Collective - The Roundhouse, London 2012 **** - cool stage show with giant teeth and psychedelic projections, too much Centipede Hz
Arcade Fire - Reading Festival 2010 ******
Arctic Monkeys - Reading Festival 2009 ***
The Atlantics - The Wheelbarrow, London 2012 **
Bat for Lashes - Latitude Festival 2009 *****
Biffy Clyro - Reading Festival 2010 (stewarded)
The Big Pink - Latitude Festival 2010 *** (good when they finally sorted out technical problems...would have scored higher had i caught the keyboard thrown into the crowd at the end of the set); Reading 2010 (steward)
blink-182 - Reading 2010 ***** - cheesy, but enjoyable. Encapsulated by a drum set that span on all 3 axes.
Bloc Party - Olympia, London - 11th April 2009 ***** ; Reading Festival 2009 *****
Blondie - Latitude Festival 2008 ****
The Breeders - Latitude Festival 2008 ***
British Sea Power - Latitude Festival 2008 ***
Brother - Hop Farm 2011 ***
Charlie XCX - Electric Ballroom, London 2012 ***
The Coral - Latitude Festival 2008 **
The Cribs - Reading Festival 2010 **** (Much better live than on CD and JOHNNY MARR)
C.W. Stoneking - Bestival 2010 ****
Cypress Hill - Reading Festival 2010 (stewarded)
Damo Suzuki - Purcell Room, London 2013 ***** - incredible improvised set with Solus 3 never became boring, never became rock music.
David Byrne and St. VincentRoundhouse, London 2013 - They were both incredible, St. Vincent's guitar playing and stage presence held their own with the mighty David Byrne. The St. Vincent songs in the set list were great. So much Brass.
Death Cab for Cutie - Latitude Festival 2008 ****
The Dirty Pretty Things - Muse @ Wembley Stadium - 16th June 2007 ***
Dirty Projectors - Latitude Festival 2010 ***** - great synergy in the band
Dizzee Rascal - Reading Festival 2010 ***** (covered/sampled smells like teen spirit)
DragonForce Norwich UEA - 2008 **
Eagles of Death Metal - Reading Festival 2009 ****
Ed Sheeran - Loads of times ***
Editors - Latitude Festival 2009 ***
Elbow - Latitude Festival 2008 ***
Eliza Doolittle - Bestival 2010 **
Foals - Latitude Festival 2008 ***; Olympia, London - 11th April 2009 ****
Flashguns - Latitude Festival 2009 ****
Flaming Lips - Bestival 2010 ***** - started the set in a massive hamster ball
Florence and The Machine - Reading Festival 2009 ****
Franz Ferdinand - Latitude Festival 2008 ****
Frightened Rabbit - Latitude Festival 2010 **** (set too short)
The Futureheads - Reading 2010 ***** - put similar bands to shame
Gang of Four - Heaven, London 02/02/2011 ***** - maybe even more exciting with an ageing front man. Microwaves were destroyed, and the new bass guitarists brought some youthful credibility
The Gaslight Anthem - Latitude Festival 2009 *** - one for the moshers
Giggs - Bestival 2010 **
Girls - Latitude Festival 2010 ***** - great stage presence, fantastic gig in the little tent
The Go! Team - Latitude Festival 2008 ****
Gogol Bordello - Reading Festival 2010 *****
Grace Jones - Latitude Festival 2009 ***
Grinderman - Latitude Festival 2008 ****
Grizzly Bear - Latitude Festival 2010 *****
Guns N' Roses - Reading 2010 * (over an hour late, barely any vocals and then proceeded to try and stir up an audience reaction to them getting their set cut short. Hilariously rubbish.)
The Hoosiers UEA *
The Horrors - Reading Festival 2009 ***** ; Latitude Festival 2010 *****
Interpol - Latitude Festival 2008 *****
Jaguar Skills - Bestival 2010
Jake Isaac - Village Underground, London 2014 ** - if Ed Sheeran was better at singing and even worse at song writing. But just as affable.
Joan as Police Woman[artist] - Village Underground, London 2014 ***
John & Jehn - Gang of Four Support act, Heaven, London 2011 ***
Jonsi - Latitude Festival 2010 *****
Kaiser Chiefs - Reading Festival 2009 ****
Kele - Reading Festival 2010 (stewarded)
Kentish Fire - Wheelbarrow, London 2012 *
Kings of Leon - Reading Festival 2009 * (smashed equipment and stormed off due to lack of audience enthusiasm. ***** for the audience)
Ladyhawke - Latitude Festival 2009 *** - too much competition to stand out
Laura Marling - Latitude Festival 2010 ****
LCD Soundsystem - Reading Festival 2010 **** (missed the last few minutes and [i]Pow, Pow[/i] took up far too much of the set); Bestival 2010 *****
[artist]Le Volume Courbe[/i] - Hammersmih Apollo, London 2013 ** Not really cut out for the MBV soundsystem
The Libertines - Reading Festival 2010 ****** Like being at a Beatles gig. The set had to stop to let fainting girls leave.
Limp Bizkit - Reading Festival 2010 *** (covered [i]Faith[/i] by George Michael... KEEP ROLLIN')
Little Boots - Reading Festival 2009 ****
Los Campesinos! - Reading Festival 2010 ***** - sang till his voice went
Lostprophets - Reading Festival 2010 (stewarded)
Lou Reed - Hop Farm 2011 ***** - as good as old Lou could possibly be
The Maccabees - Reading Festival 2009 ****; Reading Festival 2010 ****
Magazine - Hop Farm 2011 **
Maps - Latitude Festival 2009 ***
Modest Mouse - Reading Festival 2010 ***
Morrissey - Hop Farm 2011 ****
Mumford & Sons - Bestival 2010 ** - Sadly Mark E Smith wasn't there to bottle them off
Murmuration Cafe Oto, London 2012 *****
Muse - Muse @ Wembley Stadium - 16th June 2007 **** - incredible stage show of fireworks
My Bloody Valentine - Hammersmith Apollo, London 2013 ***** Loudest thing I have ever heard, also possibly the best
The National - Latitude Festival 2010 *****
Newton Faulkner - Hop Farm 2011 ***
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Latitude Festival 2009 ***** - so loud Nick asked for it to be turned down
Neutral Milk Hotel - The Roundhouse, London 2014 ***** incredible
Noah and the Whale - Latitude Festival 2010 ***
NOFX - Reading 2010 (stewarded) (humorous but not as funny or good as Blink.)
of Montreal - Latitude Festival 2009 ****
Okkervil River - Latitude Festival 2008 ****
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Latitude Festival 2010 ***** (new material sounded promising)
Paramore - Reading Festival 2010 **** embarrassingly enjoyable...
Parquet Courts - The Garage, London 2013 ** - needed a front man, and they didn't play Donuts Only.
Passion Pit - Latitude Festival 2009 ****
Patrick Wolf - Latitude Festival 2009 *****; Reading Festival 2009 *****
Patti Smith - Hop Farm 2011 ***** - Patrick Wolf on the harp; Troxy, London 2012 ***** (stood next to Stewart Lee, and Lenny played tracks off of Nuggets Vol.1)
Phoenix - Reading Festival 2010 *****
pimmel - Cafe Oto, London 2012 ****
Placebo - Reading Festival 2009 ****
Pretenders - Latitude Festival 2009 ****
Prince Rama - The Roundhouse, London 2012 *** - good support for Animal Collective.
The Prodigy - Reading Festival 2009 ****; Bestival 2010 ****
Queens of the Stone Age - Reading Festival 2010 *****
Radiohead - Reading Festival 2009 **************** - they played creep
Regina Spektor - Latitude Festival 2009 ****
Rodrigo y Gabriella - Muse @ Wembley Stadium - 16th June 2007 *****
[Rolf Harris - Bestival 2010 **
Rox - Bestival 2010 ****
Roxy Music - Bestival 2010 *****
The Rumble Strips - Latitude Festival 2009 **
Samara Lubelski - Cafe Oto, London 2014 *** - violin dischordance - but never hit the heights of John Cale.
The Script UEA * (saw them before they were "big" and they were still rubbish)
Sea Sick Steve - Latitude Festival 2008 *****
Sleigh Bells - Electric Ballroom, London 2012 ***** LOUD
Solus 3 - Purcell Room, London 2013 *** Sounded like Portishead meets Godspeed
The Sonics - The South Bank Centre, London - 18th June 2011 ********
Spiritualized - Latitude Festival 2009 ******
Spoon - Latitude Festival 2010 ***
The Streets - Muse @ Wembley Stadium - 16th June 2007 ***
The Stooges - Hop Farm 2011 *****
Surfer Blood - Reading Festival 2010 ****
The Men - The Garage, London 2013 *** exciting on the surface, but there was no depth.
Television - Roundhouse, London 2013 ***** INCREDIBLE. All of Marquee Moon and Little Johny Jewel. The tracks from the other albums sounded better than ever.
Them Crooked Vultures - Reading Festival 2009 (Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones) *****
These New Puritans - Latitude Festival 2008 *** ; Latitude Festival 2010 ****
Thom Yorke (solo set) - Latitude Festival 2009 *****
Thurston Moore - Cafe Oto, London 2014 *****
Tom Jones - Latitude Festival 2010 ** (no hits and far too much gospel)
Tribes - Roundhouse, London 2013 * offensively boring pretty boy pop music
[artist] Tricky [/atrist] - Latitude Festival 2009 *****
Turisas Norwich UEA - 2008 ***
Ty Segall - Scala London 2013 ***** - who knew acoustic guitar could sound so good. Even Slaughterhouse tracks sounded incredible.
Vampire Weekend - Reading Festival 2009 ****
The Wailers - Bestival 2010 *****
The Walkmen - Reading Festival 2010 ****
Weezer - Reading Festival 2010 ***** (covered [i]Teenage Dirtbag[/i] and Lady GaGa (with wig))
Wet Paint - Olympia, London - 11th April 2009 *
White Fence - Scala, London 2013 *** - not quite Ty Segall
Wild Palms - Gang of Four Support, Heaven, London 2011 **
Wire - Southbank Centre, London - 18th June 2011 ***
The Wombats Norwich UEA - 2008 ***
The xx - Latitude Festival 2010 **** (too much bass?)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Reading Festival 2009 *****
Yo La Tengo - Southbank Centre, London - 12th June 2011 ***** ("The freewheeling Yo La Tengo")

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  • pvmnt

    That's one helluva list. I'm jealous

    Giu 16 2012, 18:34
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