Best of 2018- Concerts

It’s probably high time I stopped introducing the best concert round up with complaints as to how every big band always avoids Budapest vs remarks as to how some bands actually don’t and the year wasn’t so bad after all, and I promise to do just that. Next year. As for this one, let’s tick…

The Rules That We Break: Editors @ Barba Negra

In the run up to this Monday’s Editors show I was harbouring one of those ‘important’ existential concerns that envelop me every now and then with basically no sense or clear outcome either to myself, or the wholeness of being in general: I have written so many ecstatic reviews of the Editors, both of club…

Sziget 25: The Best Concerts So Far

So one evening, while doing basically nothing, which is probably the perfect state to be be assaulted by Great Ideas, it dawned on me that since we are fast approaching an anniversary Sziget edition- 25 years for the festival itself, of which 15 years with me getting confused while looking for stages and missing acts…

A Good List Goes A Long Way: 2016 Edition

So I’ve already expounded on how I always wait for the first of January to compile my yearly lists (though I did cheat with the books this time around), because what if I have an epiphany on the 31st of December. Frankly, it’s never happened, and although I did watch movies on the train this…

Editors @ Sziget 2013

Also know as ‘The Secret Life of Tom Smith’s Hand’, the gig created some confusion around the Main Stage, partly due to the billowing clouds of coloured dust still floating around, partly due to the fact that the rather nondescript Fratellis were crammed into the schedule right before the Editors, creating a slot change that…