2009 Round-Up Part 1 – Gigography

To start my round-up of the year (while I try to decide my favourite albums & gigs), I thought I’d post a list of all the gigs I’ve been to and bands I’ve seen this year. Each gig is listed, including supports (only the ones I saw though, if I missed any), and each day at festivals is broken out, again with the bands I saw. Of course, I didn’t see the full set for each and every one of these listed, but probably the majority, and at festivals bands are only listed if I saw a good 10-15 mins of their set as a minimum.

Anyway, enough about the hows and whys, here’s the list! I will shortly be selecting my favourites and writing a bit about them. In the meantime take a look, and by all means let me know if you were at any and have fond memories of them!

  1. 03/01/09 – Plugs (Astoria 2)
  2. 14/01/09 – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Trail Of Dead, Mark Greaney (JJ72), Frank Turner, King Blues, Helsinki (Astoria)
  3. 19/01/09 – Duke Special, Paul Pilot, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards (Proud Gallery)
  4. 01/02/09 – Esser, Speech Debelle (Northampton Square)
  5. 06/02/09 – Whole Lotta Led (Islington Academy)
  6. 13/02/09 – Mystery Jets, Little Boots, Amazing Baby (Shepherd’s Bush Empire)
  7. 15/02/09 – I Am Kloot (Manchester Club Academy)
  8. 16/02/09 – Secret Machines, The Big Pink (Islington Academy)
  9. 17/02/09 – Blindfold, Revere, Magic & Fur, Morrison Steam Fayre (Bush Hall)
  10. 28/02/09 – Elbow, The Acorn (Brighton Dome)
  11. 05/03/09 – Fanfarlo, Dear Reader, Martin and James (229)
  12. 11/03/09 – Noisettes, The Heavy (Scala)
  13. 12/03/09 – Esser, VV Brown (Luminaire)
  14. 13/03/09 – The Acorn, Babel, Arthur Delaney (Windmill)
  15. 14/03/09 – Elbow, The Acorn (Wembley Arena)
  16. 17/03/09 – Pure Reason Revolution, The Domino State, Of The I (Dingwalls)
  17. 19/03/09 – Doves, The Invisible (The Forum)
  18. 31/03/09 – Broken Records, De Rosa, Arthur Rigby And The Baskervilles (Water Rat’s)
  19. 08/04/09 – Bob Log III, Mayor McCa (100 Club)
  20. 09/04/09 – I Am Kloot (solo), Jonny Taylor, Michael Ricketts (Halfmoon)
  21. 12/04/09 – David Ford (Brighton Old Market)
  22. 15/04/09 – The Wave Pictures, Planet Earth (ICA)
  23. 16/04/09 – The Bookhouse Boys, The Caesarians, Revere (Bush Hall)
  24. 17/04/09 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show (Cardiff CIA)
  25. 23/04/09 – Art Brut, Baddies (New Slang)
  26. 28/04/09 – Duke Special, Foreign Slippers, Bailey & Bowles (Scala)
  27. 29/04/09 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show (Wembley Arena)
  28. 30/04/09 – Revere, Blindfold, Inci (Shunt)
  29. 02/05/09 – Doves, The Invisible (Brixton Academy)
  30. 07/05/09 – Art Brut, The Robocop Kraus, Morton Valence (Electric Ballroom)
  31. 09/05/09 – Noisettes, The Chap, Kissy Sell Out, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Hella Better Dancer (Roundhouse)
  32. 11/05/09 – Andrew Bird, Courtney Tidwell, Snowbird (Shepherd’s Bush Empire)
  33. 12/05/09 – The Acorn, Ohbijou (Scala)
  34. 14/05/09 – Peter Bjorn & John, The Leisure Society, The Acorn, Soap & Skin, The Week That Was, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks (Great Escape)
  35. 15/05/09 – Broken Recorpeteracods, Wintersleep, Indigo Children, James Yuill, LoveLikeFire, The Alexandria Quartet, Tom Allalone & The 78s (Great Escape)
  36. 16/05/09 – Heartbreak, Tucker, Thomas Truax, Dan Smith, Futurecop!, Barringtone, Pure Reason Revolution, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, The Low Anthem, Mechanical Bride, Ben Kweller, Cubrik, Connan Mockasin, Natccu, Rodney Fisher (Great Escape)
  37. 19/05/09 – Idlewild (Dingwalls)
  38. 20/05/09 – Idlewild (Dingwalls)
  39. 21/05/09 – Idlewild (Dingwalls)
  40. 27/05/09 – Maximo Park, Noisettes, Stricken City (Brixton Academy)
  41. 28/05/09 – Jason Lytle, Voluntary Butler Scheme (Islington Academy)
  42. 01/05/09 – Phoenix, Delphic (Koko)
  43. 04/05/09 – Patrick Watson, Plants And Animals (Union Chapel)
  44. 06/05/09 – Ash, Panama Kings (Bloomsbury Ballroom)
  45. 07/05/09 – Broken Records (Rough Trade East)
  46. 08/05/09 – Manic Street Preachers, New Young Pony Club, Adem (Forum)
  47. 09/05/09 – Broken Records, Sparrow And The Workshop (ICA)
  48. 12/05/09 – Broken Records, Bleech (Koko)
  49. 17/05/09 – Dengue Fever (Pure Groove)
  50. 17/05/09 – The Week That Was, Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards, Theoretical Girl (Borderline)
  51. 18/05/09 – The Mars Volta (ICA)
  52. 19/05/09 – The Longcut, Master And Servant, Anchorsong (Luminaire)
  53. 20/05/09 – Yndi Halda, Paul Marshall, Snowbird (Union Chapel)
  54. 23/06/09 – The Low Anthem, Snowbird, Gemma Ray (Union Chapel)
  55. 25/06/09 – Babel, Maximo Park (Glastonbury)
  56. 26/06/09 – Doves, Neil Young, The Specials, Easy Star All Stars, Lily Allen, Lamb, Fleet Foxes, N.E.R.D., Broken Records, The Maccabees, The Rakes, The Whip (Glastonbury)
  57. 27/06/09 – Bruce Springsteen, Florence & The Machine, Badly Drawn Boy, Peggy Sue & The Pirates, Hope & Social, Dizzee Rascal, Spinal Tap, Rolf Harris, The Big Pink, Blue Roses (Glastonbury)
  58. 28/06/09 – Blur, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bat For Lashes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tom Jones, Amadou & Mariam, Kate Walsh, Art Brut, Status Quo, Good Books (Glastonbury)
  59. 08/07/09 – Revere, The Strange Death Of Liberal England (Lexington)
  60. 12/07/09 – Oasis, Kasabian (Wembley Stadium)
  61. 25/07/09 – Ash, Sad Day For Puppets, Damo Suzuki, Broken Records, Stornoway, Wintersleep, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hjaltalin, White Belt Yellow Tag, Fanfarlo, Two Door Cinema Club, Dear Reader, From Light To Sound, 6 Day Riot, Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring (Truck)
  62. 26/07/09 – Supergrass, Chew Lips, Stars Of Truck And Field, Detachments, Pulled Apart By Horses, Mike Heron & Georgia Seddon, Little Sister, The Hot Rats, Skylarkin, The Xcerts, The Epstein, Telegraphs, Sam Isaac, KTB, Atlantic/Pacific, Young Husband, Maybeshewill, Minor Coles (Truck)
  63. 31/07/09 – Ladytron, The Rumble Strips, Mumford And Sons, The Whip, VV Brown, Jonquil, Delphic, First Aid Kit, The Invisible, The Worm, Everything Everything, Chancery Blame And The Gadjo Club, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Tim Ten Yen (Standon Calling)
  64. 01/08/09 – Hawkwind, Friendly Fires, Chrome Hoof, The Aliens, Sun Ra Arkestra, Paloma Faith, Freeland, N.A.S.A., Mothlite, Golden Silvers, Josh Weller, The Fontanas, Revere, Delirium Tremens, Iain Woods And The Psychologist, Vardo And The Boss, Ark People (Standon Calling)
  65. 02/08/09 – Sauvants, The Vipersuzas, Femi Kuti And The Positive Force, Ed Harcourt, Tony Christie, Son Of Dave, Easy Star All Stars, Micachu And The Shapes, Joe Gideon And The Shark, Casiokids, Kap Bambino, Josephine, Dent May And His Magnificent Ukelele, Fanfarlo, Invasion, Gabby Young And Other Animals, Banjo Or Freakout, Richard James, The Langley Sisters, Cat And Max, Deathray Trebuchay (Standon Calling)
  66. 05/08/09 – The Twilight Sad, Magic And Fur (Lexington)
  67. 08/08/09 – This Ambitious Orchestra, The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra, John Bisset & Alex Ward (Luminaire)
  68. 15/08/09 – Saint Etienne, 65daysofstatic, Bombay Bicycle Club, James Yuill, Broken Records, The Domino State, The Joy Formidable, Yellow Moon Band, Minnaars, David Thomas Broughton, Frontiers, Her Name Is Calla (Summer Sundae)
  69. 18/08/09 – Morton Valence, Mayfly Trio (Proud)
  70. 24/08/09 – 9Bach (Rough Trade East)
  71. 31/08/09 – Duke Special, The Sharks (ULU)
  72. 02/09/09 – Athlete, Tape The Radio (Amersham Arms)
  73. 04/09/09 – David Ford (Sutton South Central Festival)
  74. 05/09/09 – The Leisure Society (Kings Place)
  75. 05/09/09 – David Ford, Luke Wright (Bloomsbury Theatre)
  76. 08/09/09 – The Acorn, Ohbijou, Fanfarlo (Bush Hall)
  77. 11/09/09 – Herman Dune, Explosions In The Sky, The Low Anthem, Euros Childs, Iain Archer, Holly Thrusby, Shearwater, Spokes, Charlie Parr, Loney Dear, Huw M, Mumford & Sons, Ohbijou (End Of The Road)
  78. 12/09/09 – Darren Hayman, The Acorn, Fleet Foxes, Efterklang, Okkervil River, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Alela Diane, Malcolm Middleton, The Acorn, The Broken Family Band, The Boy Least Likely To, The Low Anthem, Darren Hayman, The Leisure Society (End Of The Road)
  79. 13/09/09 – The Hold Steady, Richmond Fontaine, AU, The Dodos, Alasdair Roberts, Tiny Vipers, Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards, Sparrow & The Workshop, Magnolia Electric Co., Bob Log III, Joe Gideon & The Shark, Treecreeper, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Leisure Society, T-Model Ford, Off Ground Touch (End Of The Road)
  80. 14/09/09 – Okkervil River, Wye Oak (Scala)
  81. 24/09/09 – Euros Childs, Sweet Baboo (Tamesis Dock)
  82. 26/09/09 – I Am Kloot (Garage)
  83. 27/09/09 – The Low Anthem, Snakewagon (Hoxton Hall)
  84. 02/10/09 – Billy Childish And The Musicians Of The British Empire (Raindance Film Cafe)
  85. 03/10/09 – Duke Special (National Theatre)
  86. 08/10/09 – The Fiery Furnaces, Pete Um (Cargo)
  87. 09/10/09 – Super Furry Animals, Richard James (Forum)
  88. 13/10/09 – Kill It Kid, Sparrow & The Workshop, The Rest (Lexington)
  89. 15/10/09 – The Cribs, Adam Green (Forum)
  90. 16/10/09 – Duke Special (National Theatre)
  91. 21/10/09 – Cerys Matthews, Alessi’s Ark (Union Chapel)
  92. 22/10/09 – Gabby Young & Other Animals, The Magic Lantern (Bush Hall)
  93. 23/10/09 – Duke Special (National Theatre)
  94. 25/10/09 – Nick Cave (Palace Theatre)
  95. 28/10/09 – Phoenix, Chairlift (Brixton Academy)
  96. 30/10/09 – The Wave Pictures, Stanley Brinks, Freschard (Garage)
  97. 30/10/09 – Duke Special (National Theatre)
  98. 01/11/09 – Revere, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Hoodlums (Riverside Studios)
  99. 02/11/09 – Ash, Panama Kings (Kingston Peel)
  100. 05/11/09 – Broken Records, White Belt Yellow Tag (Bush Hall)
  101. 06/11/09 – Peggy Sue & The Pirates, Sons Of Noel & Adrian, Mechanical Bride, Lulu & The Lampshades (ICA)
  102. 07/11/09 – The Tailors, Tristram, A Gun Rack (Notting Hill Arts Club)
  103. 07/11/09 – James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players, Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight, Alasdair Roberts, Mary Hampton, David A Jaycock (Tabernacle)
  104. 10/11/09 – Andrew Bird, Moriarty (Union Chapel)
  105. 11/11/09 – Flaming Lips, Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Cymbals Eat Guitars (Troxy)
  106. 12/11/09 – Babybird, Hafdis Huld (Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen)
  107. 14/11/09 – Revere (The Flowerpot)
  108. 18/11/09 – The Low Anthem, Joe Pug (Tabernacle)
  109. 19/11/09 – The Decemberists, Emmy The Great (Coronet)
  110. 24/11/09 – Malcolm Middleton, Curly Hair (Bush Hall)
  111. 25/11/09 – The Leisure Society, Erland And The Carnival (St Giles In The Field)
  112. 28/11/09 – ReGenesis (Shepherd’s Bush Empire)
  113. 28/11/09 – Revere, Vienna Ditto (Brixton Windmill)
  114. 05/12/09 – Plan B, Morton Valence (Kingston St John’s Parish Hall)
  115. 08/12/09 – The Bookhouse Boys, Black Gold, Liam O’Donnell (Lexington)
  116. 14/12/09 – Modest Mouse, Frightened Rabbit (Shepherd’s Bush Empire)
  117. 15/12/09 – I Am Kloot (solo), Martin ‘Big Finn’ Travers, Natalie Ross (Halfmoon)
  118. 16/12/09 – Gabby Young & Other Animals, Senadee (Borderline)
  119. 18/12/09 – David Ford (Bush Hall)
  120. 21/12/09 – James Yorkston & The Athletes, Kathryn Williams (The Luminaire)

You can find the rest of my 2009 end of year round-up here.

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4 responses to “2009 Round-Up Part 1 – Gigography

  1. five of those made it into my top 10:
    http://becca-ca-ca.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-10-gigs-of-year.html

    …which is surprising, I didn’t think I’d been to many gigs that you hadn’t been stalking me at ;P

  2. Nice blog πŸ™‚

    I think that 2, maybe 3 of yours will be in my top 10 too, still trying to decide from a shortlist of about 20!

  3. Pingback: 2009 Round-Up Summary « Gareth's Gigs

  4. Hiya,

    Well done for being awake early enough to see our set set at Standon! I hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed playing it πŸ™‚

    Hopefully we’ll be back playing there again next year, and hopefully at a more sociable time of day!

    Love Laura,
    Vardo and the Boss

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