Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Parallax View Gigs Of The Year 2004

1. PATTI SMITH, Birmingham Carling Academy (June)
2. Morrissey, Reading Festival Main Stage (August)
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs/The Locust/Devendra Banhart, Birmingham Carling Academy (April)
4. The Fiery Furnaces, Birmingham Bar Academy (February)
5. The Polyphonic Spree, Birmingham Carling Academy (November)
6. The Rapture/The Von Bondies/Franz Ferdinand, Birmingham Carling Academy (January)
7. The Shins/The Duke Spirit, Birmingham Carling Academy 2 (March)
8. Interpol, Birmingham Carling Academy (December)
9. The Stills/The Walkmen, Birmingham Carling Academy 2 (April)
10. Todd Rundgren, Birmingham Symphony Hall (July)
11. Joanna Newsom, Birmingham Glee Club (November)
12. The Dresden Dolls/Noblesse Oblige, Birmingham Medicine Bar (December)

Hmm...that's gotta be a few crates of gratis lager Carling owe me, surely? Biggest regrets of the year were Rickie Lee Jones cancelling her show at the Alexandra Theatre; not being able to sort out a hotel to go to see Kings Of Convenience in Manchester because of clashing with the England football game; Tanya Donelly choosing just to do one midweek gig in London to promote her new album, and missing an opportunity to go see The Black Keys live.

Full reviews of the above gigs are available in the archives, please use the search engine on the sidebar menu.

RELATED: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of The Year. Best list I've seen this year so far, I think. Hopefully, I will be delivering Parallax View's own Top 40 tomorrow night.



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