After the usual festival euphoria of the summer, we return to 'normality' with a bit of a bump and to a land where drinking at 10am and not washing for three days is, alas, unacceptable unless you hang around bus stations. But there is a positive side to the end of festival season; lots and lots of gigs between now and Christmas! Our gig calendars are bursting at the seams with more hot dates than Russell Brand (pre-Katy Perry obviously).
Two gigs I don't want to miss are Groove Armada and The Pogues. Groove Armada announced this week that their October tour would be their last live shows for the next couple of years at least, wanting to concentrate more on studio and DJ-led activities next year.
Other big news was that The Pogues legendary Christmas shows are coming to an end this year as they play their Farewell Christmas Tour this December. The Pogues are as much about Christmas as turkey and stuffing and Fairytale of New York will always be one of my number one festive music treats. Having never seen them live before, I am definitely not going to miss this one....something to tell the kids one day I reckon!
In the meantime i'll be sure to be popping along to see Klaxons next month, having seen them live in July at an intimate show at Manchester's Ruby Lounge which was brilliant (and very sweaty!). As well as that, I'm pretty excited to hear that Plain White T's are back and performing in London this month. Their massive track 'Hey There Delilah' will forever remind me of good times of past so I will definately be making the trip to see the guys play.
Other than that, this week's news that the Saturdays are touring next year is just the icing on the cake (secret guilty pleasure) *squeaks*. Good times ahead methinks....