Top 15 gigs of 2011

23 Dec


Number 12: The Jim Jones Revue


I’ve seen more than 120 acts this year and 77 live performances have been reviewed since this blog was born back in February.

Established outfits, up and coming bands and so far little-known Brighton acts have been critiqued, praised and, in a  few cases, hammered.

In a last post for 2011, here’s my top 15 live performances of the year.

1)       Josh T Pearson – Brighton Ballroom, March

2)       EMA – Jam, Brighton (The Great Escape), May

3)       Anna Calvi  – Concorde 2, Brighton, October

4)       King Creosote and Jon Hopkins – Summer Sundae, Leicester, August

5)       Erasure – Brighton Dome, November

6)       Suede (Dog Man Star) Brixton Academy, May

7)       Austra – Haunt, Brighton, July

8)       The Crookes – Debaster, Stockholm, April

9)       Tribes – The Hope, Brighton, July

10)   David Ford – Komedia, Brighton, June

11)   The Naked and Famous – Digital, Brighton, March

12)   Jim Jones Revue – Summer Sundae, Leicester, August

13)   Steve Mason, Komedia, Brighton, May

14)   Aidan Moffat – Duke of Yorks Picturehouse, Brighton, March

15)   Slow Club – Audio, Brighton, September




One Response to “Top 15 gigs of 2011”

  1. jcverrall January 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh…none of the gigs I attended made the top 30 😦 Had tickets for Anna Calvi but couldn’t make it! Nice blog Gary – I look forward to following in 2012

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