A year ago I made some kind of wish list of artists I was hoping to see play live in 2012. Unsurprisingly, my hit rate was very low, with only two of my 12 wishes (Peter Hammill and Tindersticks) being fulfilled. I can’t really complain, though, since I did see a slew of great shows this year (see Concerts of 2012).
Ever the optimist, here are 15 artists I would like to see in 2013. Once again, these are all artists who tour on a regular basis and whom I have not seen for a good long time (in a few cases, never). Most of them are repeated from the previous list, and there are some new names as well. Dead Can Dance have dropped off the list because, even though I didn’t see them this year, they are coming to Vienna in 2013.
1. Okkervil River
2. Gillian Welch
3. Kathleen Edwards
4. The Hold Steady
5. Home Service
6. The Dirty Three
Einstürzende Neubauten seen, 27 June 2015
9. Cowboy Junkies
Richard Youngs seen, 12 February 2017
11. Lucinda Williams
Van der Graaf Generator seen, 16 June 2013
13. Richard Thompson
14. Six Organs of Admittance