Countdown: 2014: Albums

Week three of the amodelofcontrol.com roundup of 2014, and this is, I guess, the big one. The albums of the year. Read more “Countdown: 2014: Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 211: Tracks of the Month (August 2014)

As we start to inch out of summer and into autumn, suddenly the release schedules are starting to fill up quickly, with tons of new music worth checking out starting to appear as a result. So, here is the first fruits of the musical harvest coming our way. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 211: Tracks of the Month (August 2014)”

Countdown: 2013: Gigs

After last year’s exhausting run of gigs, 2013 was even crazier. I saw 66 days of gigs – seeing nearly 160 live sets in the process, in three countries, six different cities and and including three festivals. What was interesting, though, was that maybe I hit saturation point this year. While there were a handful of truly extraordinary shows, there were quite a lot of shows that were just ok, and then quite a few more – particularly support acts – that really weren’t up to much at all. But the one thing that was easy? The best of the lot, which was decided on the spot, back in January… Read more “Countdown: 2013: Gigs”