Getintothis guest list selections 2010: Snappers


Intrusive, invasive, upskirt deviants, this lot have painted the pictures to jazz up Getintothis‘ jazzed down diatribes. Here’s what Liverpool’s music snappers thought of 2010.

The last 12 months the army of photographers in them there pits seems to have swelled to bursting.
It may not be practical for those doing the job, but you won’t catch writers like me complaining, as I’m never short of cracking images to accompany reviews.
Whether it’s Sakura‘s tireless trips around the North West, capturing artists from Slayer to Janelle Monae, Matt Thomas being in the right place, at the right time – time and again – or Mark McNulty hopping his way round the Liverpool circuit on one leg carrying four times his own bodyweight, Getintothis is awash with images each and every week.
But what’s been most impressive is the wealth of new talent, Conor McDonnell really shone at Liverpool Sound City, while Anthony Mooney was a constant source of reliability every step of the way during this year’s Liverpool Music Week. Other goodies included Dan King, Tom Lennon and Graeme Lamb.
Then there’s the gaggle of female snappers who’ve applied their passion and taken things to new levels raising their game at every turn; Bido Lito!‘s chief togger Jen Pellegrini, Mina Bihi and Michelle Roberts have all helped bring colour to the pages of this here site throughout 2010.
As always, I’m on the look out for new talent – whether it be a gig, a portrait or simply something worth blogging about. Get involved.
Top 10 Gigs of 2010:
1. Swans: Academy, Manchester
2. Grinderman: Academy, Manchester (Getintothis review)
3. Slayer: Academy, Manchester (Getintothis picture gallery)
4. Earth Wind & Fire: MEN, Manchester
5. Jeff Beck: Apollo, Manchester
6. Buddy Guy: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
7. Joe Satriani: Apollo, Manchester
8. Janelle Monae: Academy, Manchester (Getintothis review)
9. Hole: Academy, Manchester (Getintothis review)
10. Sugarhill Gang: Masque Theatre: Liverpool
Jennifer Pellegrini:
1. The National: High Violet (Getintothis review)
2. The Walkmen: Lisbon
3. Band of Horses: Infinate Arms
4. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
5. Sound of Guns: What Came From Fire
Jen’s Top Tracks (from her favourite albums):
The National: Anyones Ghost
The Walkmen: Angela Surf City
Band of Horses: Larado
Arcade Fire: We Used To Wait
Sound of Guns: Alcatraz
Matt Thomas:
Matt’s Gigs of 2010:
1. Pulled Apart By Horses: Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
2. Chicken Hawk: O2 Academy, Liverpool
3. Karma To Burn/Year Long Disaster: O2 Academy, Manchester
4. Alain Johannes: O2 Academy, Liverpool
5. TransAm/The Laze/Mugstar/ Beast: The Kazimier, Liverpool
Honorable mentions: These New Puritans/SCCC/Sun Drums: O2 Academy, Liverpool
Matt’s Top Festivals:
1. Supersonic Festival, Custard Factory, Birmingham
2. Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool (Getintothis’ Sound City review extravaganza, woohaa!)
Matt’s Top 5 Albums:
1. Pulled Apart by Horses: Pulled Apart by Horses
2. Chicken Hawk: Modern Bodies
3. Marina and the Diamonds: The Family Jewels
4. Alain Johannes: Spark
5. Melissa Auf Der Maur: Out of Our Minds
Matt’s Honorable mentions: Trash Talk: Eyes and Nines, Rolo Tomassi: Cosmology
Matt’s Massive Highlight:
Matt said: ‘Without a doubt my ultimate gem of the year is Alain Johannes. His new album is one of the most emotional things I’ve heard. All played on a cigarbox. Just brilliant.
Dan King:
Dan’s Top 5 Albums:
1. Beach House: Teen Dream
2. Twin Shadow: Forget
3. Arcade Fire: Suburbs
4. Tame Impala: InnerSpeak
5. The Walkmen: Lisbon
Top 5 Gigs:
1. Black Keys and The Walkmen: O2 Academy, Liverpool
2. Beach House: Manchester Cathedral
3. !!!: Academy, Manchester
4. Menomena and Vasco de Gama: The Kazimier
5. White Rabbits/Dire Wolfe: Academy, Liverpool (Getintothis review)
Conor McDonnell:
Conor’s Top Albums:
1. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
2. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. O.Children: O.Children
4. Blood Red Shoes: Fire Like This
5. Gorillaz: Plastic Beach
Conor’s Top Gigs
1. Muse: Glastonbury Festival
2. The Subways: YNot Festival
3. O.Children: The Kazimier, Liverpool
4. Crystal Castles: 02 Academy (Getintothis review)
5. Rodrigo Y Gabriella: 02 Academy, Liverpool
Finally, Getintothis‘ Sound City bud, part-time drinking partner and hero of 2009, Mark McNulty signed off with the words: ‘Can’t be arsed with gigs anymore… I’ll send you that list in a bit…




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