Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #1: Interpol

This one probably has the surprise and excitement value of Bayern München winning another Bundesliga title, and as such I did think quite a lot about whether to do it or not and then I decided that I simply must, for this Interpol outing was better than their previous Sziget performance- the quarter to midnight…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #2: ALT-J

I’ve made this task pretty easy on myself (or have I, really?), but I think I can just romp into number two here and say ALT-J are fundamentally the anti-Kasabian act. I mean, trust me, I HAVE tried to run to their songs, because recently I have been doing pretty much everything to the backdrop…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #3: Kasabian

I hereby solemnly promise to spare you any of the discourses of a running bore (or any other type of bore, for that matter, but mercifully I have not yet seen the light of either veganism or some exotic cult, nor do I plan to.) However, indulge me the pleasure of telling you that Kasabian…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #4: Biffy Clyro

In all honestly, I am still not totally sold on Biffy Clyro musically speaking. They have finally begun to sound like something, which is progress, albeit perhaps a late one, given that we’re seven studio albums into their career. It’s just that this something is very odd, and most poignantly, uneven. I keep getting surprised…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #5: George Ezra

There, I’ll admit it: I have basically no idea how George Ezra made it to number 5- I’m just as surprised as he would be if someone were to communicate this irrelevant yet sweet accomplishment to him. Yes, call me a buffoon over it: I am the one making this chart like the dictator of…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #6: Tycho

So we’ve made it to the guilt gnaws the very core of me post, except if I am to think it through, it’s not necessarily the guilt that propelled Tycho to the number 6 spot, but the actual strengths of a show that could not have closed a day (or started another one, depends how…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #7: PJ Harvey

It’s quite infrequent that I wish I were somewhere else when I am on Sziget- I can recall a few moments like maybe that time when a muddy Frenchman wanted to hug me amidst something akin a monsoon, but even that time it was more about being there, but perhaps with different weather and company,…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #8: Jagwar Ma

  In one of those quiet moments, when I ponder the great facts of life over coffee, it dawned on me that there are those bands which for one small random reason will become forever connected in my mind, and no matter how different the genre, the career arc, I will always regard them as…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #9: Her

Her are another band whom I would not have expected to make it to this top, especially as before the Sziget announcement I wasn’t even fully aware they existed, and had to google them and subsequently correctly identify them as not being H.E.R. the singer, who hails from California, as opposed to Her the band,…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #10: Oligarkh

Every Sziget must have at least one UFO type of experience, which involves a less known band playing some crazy musical genre on a small stage, at an ungodly hour, to a flabbergasted audience gathered around a nucleus of die-hard fans. That’s another might of Sziget: no matter how obscure an act, someone somewhere on…