best live gigs 2014

Best Gigs 2014

In 2014, I got to see bands that I thought I would never ever see live – McLusky, Neutral Milk Hotel, Violent Femmes, Neil Young as well as various other acts that I have sang along to in various bedrooms in various houses for over half of my life. I’m not sure where the nostalgia ended and the quality of the gig began but it didn’t matter. I was screaming along the words. I was living in the moment whenever that moment may have been. The following videos are inadequate of course – they may well be from the actual gig or the same tour or in some other tenuous way linked to the performance I witnessed.

2014 Gigs of the Year

Neutral Milk Hotel – Roundhouse, London


McLusky – Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff


Sharon Jones and the Dapkings with Lee Fields – Colston Hall, Bristol


Violent Femmes – The Troxy, London


Jurassic 5 – Academy, Bristol


Alec Ounsworth – Living room show, Portishead


Caribou – Motion, Bristol


Neil Young – Hyde Park, London


Baxter Dury – 100 Club, London


Micah P Hinson – Thekla, Bristol


Alt-J – Apollo, Manchester


Part Chimp – The Exchange, Bristol


Curtis Eller – The Cube, Bristol


East India Youth – Louisiana, Bristol


Onra – Colston Hall, Simple Things, Bristol


Bill Callahan – St. Georges, Bristol



Arcade Fire – Hyde Park, London



Check out my other end of year lists:

Best EPS and Mini Albums of 2014

Best tracks of 2014

Best albums of 2014