Friday, 22 January 2010
Kid Creole and the Coconuts are playing at the Barbican! (Regular readers might remember that August Darnell is a bit of an obsession of mine.) We bought our tickets yesterday and managed to snap up the middle of row C. Which is actually the second row. I hope everyone's going to be dancing because I will be, and you won't be able to see otherwise!
Gil Scott Heron is coming over on tour at some point this year. I've tried to see him for years but it's never worked out. Let's hope he makes it. I can still remember the first time I heard Lady Day and John Coltrane. Mindblower.
Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards are always a winner for seeing some of the best of the year's acts, as seen through Gilles' jazzy looking glass. Check out this mix which covers the nominees for his best of the last year.
And Pavement are reforming. Awesome! I get to revisit my indie teenager self and rock out in a lo-fi manner. Plus, Stephen Malkmus is still something of a honey. (Both Pavement and Gil Scott Heron are scheduled to play at Coachella. I've never been to a festival – massively not my thing – but one in Southern California I might just be able to handle...)