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The weekend was stuffed with gigs mainly thanks to the Green Synergy festival that dominated Dublin. I myself chose Prefuse 73 and the Field last night in the Village. It was a disappointing night all round: Hexstatic cancelled (here’s why); I felt Prefuse played a indistinctive set when he could have blown the roof off (although plenty of others felt it was quite good) and The Field was throwing out dancefloor grooves in a minimal set which I didn’t stay around to catch.
Gav is going to do a review of Kevin Drew, but in a text to me last night he said Kevin Drew played “Where the streets have no name”. Eh, Ok. Apart from U2 covers, how was it? Did anyone catch Mala in Carnival or any of the other DJ sets in Anseo or Solas? Archie Bronson? The Herbaliser? Was Asian Dub Foundation worth the €25? Robots in Disguise sounded interesting too, whadtchathink?
Of course, there are now even more gigs competing for your cash before the end of the year, two new ones which are MIA in the Phoenix Park, December 7th and Devendra Banhart in the Village on November 8th. I’ll be happy with Dan Deacon but we are spoiled for choice at the moment.