My Dad took this back in 1980 less than 2 months before ian died, i thought it was a pretty cool photo.
T’was a banner year for me in many ways but not going to list why now.
Here however are my fave shows of the year. Didn’t bother limiting myself to a top 10 or 20 and with the exception of seeing The Cure for the first time they are all about equal otherwise.
Most of these will be local or regional acts, didn’t get to see too many Int’l acts this year
December Sound with New Highway Hymnal and Ghost Box Orchestra @ TT’s in Dec.
Future Carnivores, w Chaparrals and Golden Retriever @ O’Briens in Dec.
28 Degrees Taurus w Gospel Gossip and Ghost Box Orchestra @ G Scott in Dec
The Cure @ The Beacon in NYC in Nov.
New Highway Hymnal w Fagettes and Dirty Virgins at Church in Nov.
Airborne Toxic Event WFNX Acoustic Session @ The Black Rose in Nov.
Ad Frank as Nick Cave, Desperate Kingdom as PJ Harvey and Missing Ships as Amy Winehouse @ Church Halloween show in Oct.
Dirty Bombs as Kasabian and E Wave as Ride @ The Pill Halloween Show in Oct.
Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers w Clem Burke of Blondie @ Church in Oct.
New Rock Syndicate with Major Stars and Sun Ram @ Precinct in Sept.
Fat Creeps w Golden Retriever and SaraLee @ The Elks Lodge in Oct.
The Vandelles w Earthquake Party and New Highway Hymnal @ PA’s in Oct.
Walter Sickert and the AOBT @ Church in Sept.
Peter Hook doing Closer at the Paradise in Sept.(thanks Andre)
Bodega Sluts 1st Gig @ Middlesex in Sept.
DNFMOMD - Sophia’s Bday show at TT’s in Aug.
Viva Viva @ Fourth Wall for Vitamin Water in July.
Poor Everybody’s first gig at PA’s in July.
BMP @ BMH - just an epic show all round and Bruins win the same night, in June.
Vanity Theft and People at Parties @ Church in June.
The Kills @ Royale in April and in LA @ The Music Box in May.
Trentmoller w Dorit Chrysler at Royale for Together in April.
Spectrum w Andre Obin and Fjords for Together Fest @ Church in April.
MMOSS @ Church in April.
OMD and Oh Jen de la Osand! @ The Paradise in March.
Hank n Cupcakes @ 939 in Feb.
Freezepop, Andre Obin, Plushgun and New Collisions @ Great Scott NYD, 2011.
Bat shit crazy show of the year goes to Peelander Z at Church’s 4th Ann show.
Surprisingly good show of the year went to Company of Thieves and Kathryn Calder
My bands to look out for in 2012, New Highway Hymnal, Fat Creeps, Fjords and Dirty Virgins.
New Highway Hymnal, December Sound and Ghost Box Orchestra, a set on Flickr.
album: Compound 440R “Local Collections 2006”
released: Spring-ish (?), 2006
why I am listening to this: Look at that fucking track listing!
initial thought: Look at that fucking track listing!
fun fact: Produced by Karen Tsiakals (UV Protection), Michael Potvin (of every band ever), TD Sidell (Big Digits), Michael Carroll and David Levin. Mastered by Kasson Crooker, who was in Freezepop at the time.
they were in the Phoenix: Eject were our Mp3 of the Week back in 2006. That’s right bitches, we were giving you free music files back in 2006.
The Cure in NYC