The Ledge’s Top 10 Gigs of 2007

  1. The Hold Steady @ Sheffield Leadmill, February 21st (review)
  2. The Arcade Fire @ MEN Arena, October 27th (review)
  3. Joanna Newsom @ Bridgewater Hall, January 15th (review)
  4. Jens Lekman @ Sacred Trinity Church, November 27th (review)
  5. The Hold Steady @ Liverpool Academy 2, July 11th (review)
  6. The Decemberists @ Manchester Academy 2, February 5th (review)
  7. Beirut @ Manchester Club Academy, November 6th (review)
  8. Broken Social Scene @ Manchester Club Academy, October 16th
  9. The National @ Manchester Academy 2, November 4th (review)
  10. The Besnard Lakes @ The Night & Day, May 23rd (review)

I only went to a couple of festivals this year and while ATP was as great as it always is the Leeds Festival was pretty awful on the whole, though The Hold Steady and Dinosaur Jr both put in spectacular sets. I don’t think we’ll be going back any time soon. Anyway, my top 5 festival sets were:

  1. The Hold Steady @ Leeds Festival, August 24th
  2. Nick Cave / Grinderman @ ATP, April 28th
  3. Low @ ATP, April 28th
  4. Dinosaur Jr @ Leeds Festival, August 26th
  5. Magnolia Electric Co. @ ATP, April 27th

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