As per usual, it was another hectic year in the arena of live shows. I try to get to two gigs per month, and this year I exceeded this average, attending over thirty live events. Below consists of my top ten favourite shows of the year.
10. Mercury Rev @ Harvest Festival, Brisbane
9. Bitch Magnet @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas, Minehead UK
8. Gang Of Four @ The Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane
7. Factory Floor @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas, Minehead UK
6. Archers Of Loaf @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas, Minehead UK
5. Swervedriver @ The Zoo, Brisbane
4. Health @ Woodland, Brisbane
3. Primal Scream @ Selina's Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney
2. Mogwai @ Splendour In The Grass, Woodford
1. The Besnard Lakes @ The Zoo, Brisbane
Congratulations to The Besnard Lakes. They totally blew me away in front of a crowd that didn't reach the two hundred mark. Only forty eight tickets were sold for their Brisbane show, which was a travesty within itself. Plenty missed out on the goodness this mighty band delivers.