This week we begin — and we want to emphasize its only the first show, a mere beginning — of reflecting on 2014. Remarkable amounts of music have come at us in 2014 – Wussy, Motel Beds, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Drive By Truckers, Elbow, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Kaiser Chiefs, Cloud Nothings, The Afghan Whigs, Ingrid Michaelson, Eels, return of The Pixies. Wye Oak, new music from The Buzzcocks, Broken Bells, the R.E.M. video collection, The Horrors, The Ready Set, The Brain Jonestown Massacre, Maniac Street Preachers, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Weird Al Yankovic, Jenny Lewis, The Gaslight Anthem, Ty Segall, The Kooks, U2, Aphex Twin, Foxygen, Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips did The Beatles, Simple Minds, Pink Floyd, Bryan Ferry, and much much more!
Think about all that you have enjoyed in 2014: Music, Concerts and Shows, Experiences, Books, and more. What are among some of your favorites of this year that is slowly drawing to a close? This past weekend we had an amazing group of shows in our fine city of Dayton so this is a perfect time to beginning thinking about this past year.
A nearly complete listing of releases can be found on the Wikipedia site for music in 2014! While not entirely without some notable misses… it is a good place to see why 2014 was a great year for music.