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The best musical experience of my 2013 was when I saw Pearl Jam at Wrigley with my wife. My wife’s sister hooked us up with great tickets at the last minute and off we went. The show started off well enough but was soon detoured by a 2.5 hour rain delay that found us, in of all places, the Cubs locker room drinking beer. I waited out the storm sitting in the Cubs dugout and wondering if the Cubs were going to finalize the Matt Garza trade. The show resumed at 11:30 and they played right up until 2AM. Thanks to my mother-in-law who relieved our teenaged babysitter, my wife and I were able to stick it out until the end. I’ll never forget when they tore into Porch at 1:45.
As for Lightning Bolt, it is a good album; but far from a great album. I don’t think it is as good as The Avocado album or Backspacer but it doesn’t harm the legacy. There are some good tracks on there and the songs they played live sounded good that night. Would it be the first album I would reach for in the PJ catalog? Nope. But it is a solid listen made better by the memories from Wrigley.
Heralded as one of Europe's Best Music Festivals by The Independent, Soundwave Festival Croatia makes the most of it's bountiful setting year on year with its boat parties, beach stages and club nights for a long weekend of guaranteed sunshine in the aptly named 'The Garden'.
Gold Panda lead the way for the first line up announcement this December, who made headlines in 2013 after the release of his critically acclaimed 'Half Of Where You Live'. Gentleman's Dub Club and Huey Morgan also feature, alongside standout performers from last years festival; Om Unit, Eliphino, Riot Jazz and Andrew Ashong; Om Unit's 'Threads LP' looks set to fill many Best Of lists come the end of the year and Ashong's Theo Parrish produced hit 'Flowers' has already started reigning in accolades as 2013's stand-out track, as he approaches his debut album. Rounding up a typically diverse Soundwave line-up are Anushka and Dele Sossimi, the latter set to deliver a tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti.
Spread over five days, three festival stages, the Argonaughty ship and legendary open air after-party spot, Barbarella, Soundwave Festival Croatia delivers the perfect setting for the finest in left-field electronic and live music. Festival-goers can expect to hear hip-hop, dub, afro-beat, soul, house and everything in-between.
The band, having sold out their original show, have added a second show at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on 22nd March.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 6th December, priced at £18.50 and available from www.gigsandtours.com/tour/maximo-park.
The band who release their fifth album ‘Too Much Information’ on February 3rd will play as follows:
- 6th Portsmouth Pyramids
- 7th Bristol O2 Academy
- 8th Glasgow Academy
- 10th Liverpool O2 Academy
- 11th Nottingham Rock City
- 13th Leeds O2 Academy
- 14th Birmingham Institute
- 15th Manchester Academy
- 17th Norwich UEA
- 19th Oxford O2 Academy
- 20th London Forum
- 21st Newcastle O2 Academy
- 22nd Newcastle O2 Academy – added show
'This song, like most of our songs, was made late on a Friday night while enjoying a glass or two of a nice Scotch. It’s one of our personal favourites of the upcoming album and is usually the point in our live set where things change from ‘slight head-bobbing chill’ to ‘all right, let’s party!'. We want to release this song ahead of the album to get ourselves as well as you all excited for a much more Kiasmos-active 2014!' – Ólafur Arnalds