Best of 2014 in Various Exciting Lists

I like writing my yearly summary lists on the first of January- because what if something universe altering will happen late on the 31st of December? Well, nothing ever did, but I am still somehow hoping. Maybe I can organize a movie marathon this year, or listen to all the overlooked albums in one go…

Best Concerts of Sziget #4: La Roux

La Roux had the seemingly daunting task of going head to head with Calvin Harris spitting fire on the main stage. Sure enough, halfway through her performance there were apocalyptic sounds coming from behind the A38 tent- not Harris himself mercifully, but the deafening rumble of the fireworks being shot into the great wide open….

Sziget 2014 Diary: Day Five

The last day was to be kicked off on the VOLT stage with Hangmás, who would in all likelihood be a tad more popular in a country more attuned to indie than Hungary, but as things stand they were relegated to an awkward half past three slot, where they tried their best to please a…

The Usual Suspects of Sziget

Every year when the Sziget line up starts taking shape there’ll be a bunch of moaners complaining that oh, it’s the same acts all over again. There’s no pacifying them- pointing out that maybe these bands are liked by the majority of the audience doesn’t work.    Getting a bit more sophisticated and suggesting that…