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Just a few I’ve missed out…

December 26, 2010

Time and work conspired against completing the full year as intended, but here’s a list of the gigs I’ve been to since the last review.

Take a deep breath:
10-12/09/10, End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree, Dorset. 14/09/10, The Wilderness of Manitoba, The Slaughtered Lamb. 16/09/10, Brian Eno’s Apollo with Icebreaker + BJ Cole, QEH. 17-19/09/10, Rustfest / NYAS Convention, The Canterbury Arms. 20/09/10, Sam Baker, The Luminaire. 21/09/10, Smoke Fairies, Dingwalls. 24/09/10, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, DHFC. 25/09/10, Ghosts from the Basement — Village Thing Day, Cecil Sharp House. 26/09/10, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Vortex. 27/09/10, Black Twig Pickers, Vortex. 28/09/10, Pete Molinari, Jazz Cafe. 30/09/10, Eilen Jewell Band, The Luminaire. 02/10/10, Peter Bruntnell Band, The Luminaire. 05/10/10, Band of Heathens, Borderline. 06/10/10, Jonathan Richman, Luminaire. 07/10/10, Black Mountain, Black Angels, Shepherds Bush Empire. 08/10/10, Louisa Killen, Thomas McCarthy, Chris Coe, Kings Place. 09/10/10, Old Nun’s Head Beer Festival + Easycome Stage, Old Nun’s Head. 14/10/10, Emily Barker, Exmouth Market Church Hall. 15/10/10, Nils Lofgren, Cadogan Hall. 20-26/10/10, Bridge School Benefit concerts / IRF, California. 28/10/10, Swans and James Blackshaw, Koko. 30/10/10, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells, Shirley Collins, Cecil Sharp House. 31/10/10, Halloween Fair: Smoke Fairies, Circulus, Mary Epworth, Cecil Sharp House. 01/11/10, Otis Gibbs, The Slaughtered Lamb; Perunika, National Theatre. 03/11/10, Meet On The Ledge: Owl Service, Straw Bear Band, Cecil Sharp House. 04/11/10, Wilko Johnson, Academy Islington. 06/11/10, Tunng, The Forum. 07/11/10, Master Shipwright’s House BonFest, Master Shipwright’s House. 09/11/10, Cowboy Junkies, Union Chapel. 12/11/10, Cheap Trick, Shepherds Bush Empire. 13/11/10, Nick Harper, Headgate Theatre, Colchester. 14/11/10, Drive-By Truckers, Shepherds Bush Empire. 15/11/10, John Hiatt and the Combo, Shepherds Bush Empire. 20/11/10, Bellowhead, Shepherds Bush Empire. 21/11/10, 14 Cousins, Grey Horse. 23/11/10, Steve Wynn, The Lexington. 26/11/10, Martin Simpson Trio, DHFC. 29/11/10, Sleepy Sun, The Borderline. 03/12/10, Chuck Prophet and Steph, Kelley Stoltz, The Borderline. 05/12/10, Alasdair Roberts, Olivia Chaney, Jim Moray, Snape Maltings. 06/12/10, Richard Thompson, Cadogan Hall. 07/12/10, Mark Olson, The Slaughtered Lamb. 08/12/10, Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500, The Garage. 09/12/10, Philip Jeays, Battersea Barge. 10/12/10, Jackie Leven, Union Chapel. 11/12/10, June Tabor, Kings Place. 17/12/10, Hawkwind, Hoaxwind, Forum, Bull and Gate. 23/12/10, 14 Cousins, The Antelope, Surbiton.

I was hunting around for a great photo from one of these gigs, but I kept coming back to this picture of Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy. It’s a promo shot from the 60s and the woman is a Danish weightlifter… and she really was holding them up. Marvellous.

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