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Gig of the year 2018 edition

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  • 27-12-2018 7:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 321 ✭✭


    As 2018 comes to an end, what were the best gigs you have been at this year ?
    It was a great year for gigs for me. My top 5

    5. Pearl jam night 2 the O2 London. A very good gig but I don't think the deserve the title of best live band in the world today.
    4. Public service broadcasting the academy, a really fun show in a great venue. I hope to catch them again in January.
    3. The Rolling stones Twickenham stadium, I wasn't planning on going to this show I just happened to be in London and got a ticket the day of the gig. I'm really glad I went, got to see these legends play a home town gig. Wow what a show.... some energy (although if they were playing in a circus there would be protesters outside saying it's cruelty to Charlie Watts ).
    2. Shame Whelan's Dublin, A pure balls out rock show, no bull ****e political messages just a young band starting out giving it all on stage.
    1. David Byrne the Three arena Dublin. If you were there you know ! Outstanding.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23 redzor


    Nick Cave for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Deafheaven - still not sure how the drummer never misses a beat
    Jon Hopkins - the drop in Magnets was one of my best gig moments ever
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - songs really come to life when played live, how they get some of the sounds out of their guitars.
    Young Fathers - huge energy and Cocoa Sugar is probably my album of the year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,485 ✭✭✭Ferris_Bueller


    The War on Drugs in Kilmainham on the Monday of Forbidden Fruit for me, first time seeing them and one of the best gigs I was ever at, nice crowd, glorious day, perfect gig for me!

    Other honourable shouts go to Arcade Fire in the 3Arena, The Blaze at Electric Picnic and Underworld at All Together Now. 2019 is already shaping up to be a good year for gigs!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭henryporter


    As the OP said David Byrne at the Three Arena, and also The The at the Iveagh Gardens


  • Registered Users Posts: 637 ✭✭✭rtron


    Pearl Jam Roma - best gig I have ever seen.
    Liam Gallaher malahide was pretty good aswell.
    Two very different gigs.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭Hercule Poirot


    Chemical Brothers in the 3arena, an absolutely stunning audio/visual experience - not only one of the best gigs in 2018 but one of the best I've ever attended


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,141 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    So many gigs this year and it was hard too pick a top 5

    Foo Fighters- Manchester
    Pearl Jam- London Night 1
    Rolling Stones- Croke Park
    Queen- Marley Park
    U2- 3Arena night 2


  • Registered Users Posts: 915 ✭✭✭grudgehugger


    David Byrne, Radiohead @ 3Arena and my favourite, Mount Kimbie @ EP.

    Special mention to Aphex Twin @ Forbidden Fruit for just being the most fantastically weird genius I saw play this year (James Holden and Fever Ray close runners-up for that title) and Nilufer Yanya @ EP for being way too good to play to so few people (not the only victim of that disease at the picnic)

    Lastly Ben UFO’s DJ set @ Forbidden Fruit.

    Allowances must be made for me forgetting lots of other great stuff I saw. More cause I’m too feckin old to remember last week than cos I go to loads of gigs...


  • Registered Users Posts: 607 ✭✭✭bkrangle


    5. Kamasi Washington at Beatyard
    4. Gary Numan at the Olympia
    3. Fontaines DC at the Button Factory
    2. IDLES at the Button Factory
    1. Shame at the Tivoli


  • Registered Users Posts: 321 ✭✭spindex


    Were Radiohead in the 3 this year ?

    David Byrne, Radiohead @ 3Arena and my favourite, Mount Kimbie @ EP.

    Special mention to Aphex Twin @ Forbidden Fruit for just being the most fantastically weird genius I saw play this year (James Holden and Fever Ray close runners-up for that title) and Nilufer Yanya @ EP for being way too good to play to so few people (not the only victim of that disease at the picnic)

    Lastly Ben UFO’s DJ set @ Forbidden Fruit.

    Allowances must be made for me forgetting lots of other great stuff I saw. More cause I’m too feckin old to remember last week than cos I go to loads of gigs...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 915 ✭✭✭grudgehugger


    spindex wrote: »
    Were Radiohead in the 3 this year ?

    Was that last year? Like I said, I’m getting old!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,392 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    The aces... Sound house... Absolutely brilliant gig


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,713 ✭✭✭BabysCoffee


    David Byrne at the 3 Arena


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,557 ✭✭✭dasdog


    This was my lot for the year...

    Public Service Broadcasting (Academy)
    Joan Baez (Bord Gais)
    Gary Numan (Olympia)
    Leftfield (Vicar St)
    Rolling Stones (Croker)
    Sister Nancy (Sugar Club)
    Warpaint / War on Drugs (FF)
    Nick Cave (Kilmainham)
    Roger Waters (Three)
    Autechre (N.C.H)
    Dweezil Zappa (Vicar St)
    D.R.I (Voodoo Lounge)
    Public Image Ltd (Vicar St)
    Mulatu Astake (Sugar Club)
    Van Morrison / Robert Plant (Three)
    Slayer (Three)
    U2 (Three)
    Horseman (Sugar Club)

    Dweezil Zappa was just head and shoulders above everything else. He has put together a frighteningly good group of musicians. Three hours of MIT levels of playing and one of their five dates outside the US was Vicar Street for some reason. Autechre was mental too. A stroke of genius putting that on in darkness in the National Concert Hall. And I finally got to see D.R.I. after missing them many moons ago due to lack of money which was a bit of a personal one. Van/Robert Plant, Slayer, PSB, Nick Cave, Mulatu Astake...all excellent shows. Even the Stones were surprisingly good for such a terrible venue. Had to hold back the tears when Joan Baez came on stage, what an impressive lady, even if her politics is way to left leaning for me. Only one stinker and that was Sister Nancy. And Roger Waters/U2 were snooze fests. Left both early out of boredom.

    Missed out on David Byrne, sounded like it was amazing. And St Vincent. And unfortunately Scientist didn't make it due to flight delays but the undisputed heavyweight dub champion is coming over next year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,563 ✭✭✭✭peteeeed


    Shame at Whelan's
    Idles the button factory
    Gwenno other voices EP


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,697 ✭✭✭4Ad


    Nick Cave - Kilmainham
    Fontaines - Both gigs I seen them.
    Bad Manners - Limerick


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,180 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker


    LCD Soundsystem at Malahide was good but Jon Hopkins at B&S was my best


  • Registered Users Posts: 321 ✭✭spindex


    Was that last year? Like I said, I’m getting old!

    Ya I think it was last year alright, at least you can remember you were at it !


  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭Oilbeefhooked!


    6)Father J Misty - Vicar St
    5)Snow Patrol - Olympia
    4)The National - Donnybrook
    3) Future Islands - Nos Alive
    2)NIN - Nos Alive
    1)Pearl Jam - London 2


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,180 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker


    Was that last year? Like I said, I’m getting old!

    It was last year :pac: in fairness you do go to a tonne of gigs if you count festies! I even get confused between festivals and years sometimes and I'm young!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭kerry37


    Queen in Marlay Park. Wasn't expecting much but it was one of the best gigs I've been to. Adam Lambert is amazing.

    Black Stone Cherry in the academy. My 4th time seeing them and they bring an intensity to a gig I've never experienced by another band. They were so good that night, I booked a ticket straight after for their Belfast gig the following night. Rang in sick the next morning and went up to it. That was also amazing and they played a different set list which made me happy.

    Crow Black Chicken in Whelans. These guys always produce the goods.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭Rigor Mortis


    Public Service Broadcasting in Blackwood, Wales
    St,Vincent in Stradbally


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,294 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Not just gig of the year, but the best gig I've ever been to - David Byrne at The Point. Like nothing I've ever seen before, or am likely to ever see again. There are no words to describe how good it was.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 17,424 ✭✭✭✭Conor Bourke


    Didn’t get to many gigs this year but thoroughly enjoyed Parquet Courts in the Academy last month


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,154 ✭✭✭rednik


    Roger Waters Us + Them 3 Arena 27th June, .magnificent show
    Marillion Vicar Street 9th April, unreal but far too long between gigs
    Steven Wilson Olympia Theatre 19th March, brilliant show
    Sons of Apollo 04th July Tivoli, sweaty brilliant night
    Tremonti Academy 03rd July, great night and hopefully they come back
    Myles Kennedy Academy 05th July, emotional night. Simply brilliant
    David Byrne 3 Arena 24th October. WOW

    Another great year here for rock gigs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,502 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    Fever Ray/Jon Hopkins Body&Soul Festival.

    Jimmy Cliff - All Together Now Festival.

    The Prodigy/Death Grips - Electric Picnic.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,848 ✭✭✭RayCon


    In no particular order .....



    Roger Waters Us + Them 3 Arena
    Steven Wilson Mandela Hall 17th March
    Steven Wilson Olympia Theatre 19th March
    Iron Maiden SSE Belfast 2nd Aug




    Looking forward to 2019 -


    Ozzy & Judas Priest - 3 Arena, Jan
    Cellar Darling - On The Rox, March
    The Viagra Boys - Grand Social, May


  • Subscribers Posts: 41,349 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    1. Steven Wilson in the olympia
    2. Nick cave kilmainham
    3. The murder capital EP
    4. Engine Alley EP
    5. War on drugs Kilmainham.
    6. The national, donnybrook
    7. The stunning. Feile


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,346 ✭✭✭Mrs Shuttleworth


    1. Queen & Adam Lambert in Marlay Park in July, I didn't shut up about it for two months after.

    Adam Lambert is, as Brian May said, a gift from the Gods.

    2. David Byrne at 3Arena in October.

    3. Tom Misch at Electric Picnic.

    Gutted I missed Dweezil Zappa.

    Roll on 2019.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭Reznorek


    Nine Inch Nails - London Royal Festival Hall
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    The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Ministry, U2, Alanis Morissette, Rober Plant - Dublin


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