Looking back on the gigs of 2010

As I did this time last year, here’s my list of favourite gigs from the year that was 2010:

#5 Emiliana Torrini at the Forum, Melbourne, January 3 – the jungle-drum beating Icelander made me smile all night…

#4 Justin Townes Earle at Corner Hotel, Melbourne, April 16 – he didn’t blow me away as much as on debut in 2009, but his bluegrassy brilliance was still a joy

#3 Dinosaur Jr followed by Pavement at Golden Plains Festival, Meredith Amphitheatre, March 6 – it was a miserable festival weatherwise, but this pairing of acts on the first night gladdened my heart (also of note was the performance of Nashville Pussy the following afternoon)

#2 The Pixies at Festival Hall, Melbourne, March 19 – Playing the Doolittle album in order with a great visual show (perhaps to hide their increasing girth). Again, not as exciting as seeing them for the first time a couple of years ago, but still a great night.

#1 Pavement & Gersey at Palace, Melbourne, March 12 – a dream pairing and both acts were in stand out form. Made me feel a good 15 years younger…

March was certainly a great music month, while the rest of the year was less impressive.

What were your favourite live outings?

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3 responses to “Looking back on the gigs of 2010

  1. Grant Hart at the Northcote Social Club was a great show. I was sure he would never end his world tour Minneapolis.

  2. By far, the best gig for me was The Gossip at Thebarton in Adelaide. It made me gladelaide to have to be in radelaide for work that week. Pity you weren’t there Andre.

  3. Pavement and Dinosaur Jr at Golden Plains was easily my standout gig of the year as well. Other standouts were Faith No More at Festering Hall and Leonard Cohen at Rod Laver.

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