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2022 - Top 3 gigs of the year.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,835 ✭✭✭RayCon


    Hate to be that guy but King Gizz played the Olympia on February 23, 2018. It was awesome, I was there. 😉



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,835 ✭✭✭RayCon


    Top 3 ...

    Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets - Convention Centre, April.

    Porcupine Tree - Berlin, Oct

    Opeth - London, Nov 18th, Utrecht 19th & 20th Nov (I'm counting that a one entry) 😉


    Honorable mentions:

    Public Service Broadcasting - Olympia, Jan

    Tangerine Dream - Liberty Hall, March

    Cory Wong - Button Factory, April

    Spiritualized - Olypmia, May

    Viagra Boys - The Academy, May



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,210 ✭✭✭Le Bruise


    Public Service Broadcasting - Olympia

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - ATN (having not been on my agenda)

    Caribou - Iveagh Gardens


    Honourable Mention

    Enola Gay - ATN (first band I went to over the weekend and they wrecked my ears for the rest of it 😂)



  • Registered Users Posts: 528 ✭✭✭Ninap


    Sorcha Richardson - Olympia (can't understand why she isn't bigger - great album and gig)

    Girl in Red - Olympia

    Billie Eilish - O2

    (All of the above attended with younger, female family members...)



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,593 ✭✭✭theteal


    Not hard, showing my age and only went to 3 gigs in 2022

    Idles - Lisbon (Coliseu de Lisboa) back in March, excellent venue for sound, terrible for drinks. Great gig right up until they started d!cking around with Mariah Carey songs. Caught my first dose of COVID over there, still an good weekend.

    Brian Fallon - Shepherds Bush in May. He's put on a bit of COVID weight. Good gig.

    Gaslight Anthem - Manchester in August. Smashing gig but they left out a few songs I would have expected on a reunion tour. Great night out after too. I had to drive up from Essex and back because of the train strikes, worth it!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭furiousox


    Same here, only caught 3 gigs this year

    Nick Mason, Dublin

    Sparks, Berlin

    Roxy Music, London

    CPL 593H



  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭Bombaby1974


    Cattle Decapitation (Don't let the name put yu off, they are AMAZING) - Whelans

    Iron Maiden - La Defence Arena, Paris

    Anthrax - O2 Academy, Birmingham



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭Dreamweapon


    Don't worry about it, i already was that guy further upthread! I too was there!

    Seeing as honourable mentions are allowed i'll put forward:

    Low-Vicar St., Minami Deutsch-Whelans, Godflesh-Opium Rooms, Thumper and Gilla Band-multiple occasions this year. Plus Electric Moon, Part Chimp, Hey Colossus and Dead Sea Apes all at Heavy Psych Fest in Liverpool.

    Most disappointing was Spiritualized in the Olympia. One of my all time faves on the back of their best album in 25 years (imo), playing a venue i'd always wanted to see them in and it was flat as a pancake. I was gutted afterwards.

    Post edited by Dreamweapon on

    Big on the all mouth and trousers scene



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,099 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    Say only went to 3 gigs but had great time at all


    1. Pearl Jam - London night 1

    Setlist with In Hiding, Low Light, Light Years after opening with Better Man was never going to be only good. Unreal weather, good catchup with mates and some great songs. Pixies supporting were great too.

    2. Tool - Dublin

    1st time seeing them and it was pretty much what I expected from a Tool gig. So damn good

    3. The Darkness - Cork

    It is never a bad gig with these, great stuff as always.



  • Registered Users Posts: 312 ✭✭spindex


    I had a great year of gigs, top 3 in no particular order.

    Arcade Fire at the Three areana

    Wet Leg at the Academy

    Kerbdog at Cyprus avenue Cork



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    Godflesh

    billie eilish

    tool



  • Registered Users Posts: 5 TurrikaN64


    Nick Mason - Convention Centre, Dublin

    Lady Gaga (2nd night) - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

    Gorillaz - 3Arena, Dublin



  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭RamonD3


    That was one of my favourite years for gigs after the pent up demand of the covid years. Hard to narrow it down but would go for these

    1. St Vincent - Mad cool and fairview park. What a show she put on, really tight band and totally different each tour

    2. Pavement - Primavera and vicar street. Primavera show was unreal, like a best of tune after tune

    3. Damon albarn - nch. 1st night was fine but 2nd was phenomenal. Really great album and on song, beautiful rendition of out of time to close out, all the more poignant with Ukraine situation starting



  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,358 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Albarn in the NCH was the only gig I'm annoyed about missing, well the haunted dancehall thing as well would have been interesting.



  • Registered Users Posts: 940 ✭✭✭phunkadelic


    Low - Vicar St. Last chance to see them as it turned out, glad I took the opportunity

    Caribou - Vicar St. First gig of the year on Feb 1st. A week after restrictions lifted.

    Fat freddys drop - Vicar St. Always a great show when they roll into town

    A few other good ones, just to show I went to venues other than Vicar st: Roisin Murphy Olympia, Kevin Morby Academy and Blindboy Jerron Paxton on a boat in Cork



  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭roll


    couldn't in all good consciousness pick three so I'm going with..... Big Thief, War on Drugs, Low, Public Service Broadcasting, Mitski (Vicar St), Sharon Van Etten, Spiritualized, Protomartyr, Nick Cave (ATN), Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros and the Cure.

    If I had to pick one it would be Cave at ATN. Some band, Some setlist. Some performance by the man himself!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭flasher0030


    Did you think Spiritualized was good. I thought it was a bit draggy. No effort by the lead singer Jason Pierce. Loved War on drugs, sigur ros, arcade fire and the Cure.



  • Registered Users Posts: 495 ✭✭thebronze14


    1. The Cribs - March- Roundhouse London


    2.Green Day - June - Marley Park


    3.Heaton and Abbott - June - St Anne's Park



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,654 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    The inclusion of honourable mentions skews the stats a bit, but I think this is how things stand.


    Arcade Fire (8) - they may not be all the same night, but I'm grouping them together

    Fontaines D.C. (5) - venue not always specified, but seems to be 5 votes overall

    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets (5)

    Pavement (5)

    Public Service Broadcasting (5)

    St. Vincent (5 in total - 4 for Fairview Park)

    Amyl and the Sniffers (4 in total)

    Nick Cave (4 in total - 3 for ATN, 1 for Primavera)

    The Cure, Low, Tool (4)

    3 votes apiece for Caribou, Róisín Murphy, Sigur Rós, Sparks, Sharon Van Etten.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, Kacey Musgraves (x2), Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam/Richard Ashcroft, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, The Bothy Band, AC/DC, Deacon Blue/Altered Images, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Nick Lowe, Public Service Broadcasting, Crash Test Dummies.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭Dreamweapon


    😂 What do you mean by effort? I take it you've never seen Spiritualized before? Jason Pierce has never engaged with the audience going right back to his Spacemen 3 days, if that's what you're on about. I'll agree it wasn't a great gig though, and i say that as an uber fan.

    Big on the all mouth and trousers scene



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭flasher0030


    Effort - as in enthusiasm, energy, interaction with the crowd. Was a standard "go through the motions" performance.

    To say that he has historically not bothered doesn't make it any better. I remember seeing some similar type comments about Neil Youngs self-indulgent 10 minute guitar solos at gigs, which became boring for 99% of the crowd in a very short time. But the die-hard rose-tinted spectacled fans were saying - shure that's Neil for ya, bit of an auld trickster. That's all fine if gig-goers are treated to a free gig. But we are paying for the bit of entertainment. I'm all about the music, but a little effort wouldn't go amiss to make a night somewhat memorable.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭Dreamweapon


    https://www.boards.ie/discussion/2058244841/spiritualized#latest Your viewpoint has changed since the night in question.

    As for Neil Young? Well i'd be in the extended solos and rumbling feedback noise excursions camp so we'll probably never agree on what we want from a gig.

    For example, I really like Thumper, great band and have seen them loads. But i am absolutely sick to death of the showbiz gimmickry and wish they'd just concentrate on the music.

    Big on the all mouth and trousers scene



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭flasher0030


    Ha ha. I must have some multiple personality disorder!!! One side of me doesn't realise that the other side is having a good time. I must have enjoyed it more that I can remember. All I can remember is standing at the back thinking this is quite boring, and that would have been the same to just stay at home listening to the songs on headphones. I don remember that I really enjoyed Come Together, and the following song.

    Funny - your comment just before mine sums up my current memory of the night. I guess my opinion on it can be dismissed, as I don't know if I enjoyed it, or if I had a rotten time!!!!!😊



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,728 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number


    Seasick Steve - Vicar Street

    Cruachan - Grand Social

    Volbeat - Three Arena

    Flogging Molly - Vicar Street

    (Yeah I know I've 4, couldn't narrow it down)



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,482 ✭✭✭dasdog


    Some fairly decent music there when you consider how many people went to Garth Brooks. I wouldn't have much time for Arcade Fire but otherwise pretty good.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,832 ✭✭✭✭Rothko


    Peter Hook & The Light - The Olympia

    Sharon Van Etten - Vicar Street

    Pavement - Vicar Street



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭endainoz


    Green Day - Marley park

    Cormac begley - ATN

    Mary wallopers - Dolans


    There's so many more to mention and it was difficult to narrow it down to just three



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭Wooderson


    Saw over 60 performances in '22. The 5 that stand out -

    • Macca at Glasters: tough to look past for gig of the year. Any year really.
    • Gorillaz 3Arena: phenomenal energy. Felt like 10000 people's first gig. Incredible crowd response.
    • Earthless Whelans: Why can't we get more shows like this here? I walked out feeling a half-foot taller.
    • Roisín Murphy Olympia: Proper post pandemic let off here. She is incredible, huge Bowie vibes from her performance on the night - can't wait to see her play Dublin this summer again.
    • Pavement Vicar St: Superb night from start to finish. All the plaudits this show has received since are bang on the money.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,951 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    22 was a lean enough year for me, but still got to approx 20 gigs


    1. nick mason: convention centre. Likely never to hear some of those songs again live

    2 Elbow: 3 arena. always incredible

    3 Foy Vance: cypress avenue. first time seeing him, just a very, very enjoyable gig.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,654 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    It's a pretty diverse list. I was at seven shows that were among those that got several multiple votes: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Public Service Broadcasting, St. Vincent, The Cure, Sigur Rós, Sparks, Sharon Van Etten.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, Kacey Musgraves (x2), Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam/Richard Ashcroft, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, The Bothy Band, AC/DC, Deacon Blue/Altered Images, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Nick Lowe, Public Service Broadcasting, Crash Test Dummies.



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