THE TAKE-AWAY SHOWS // A List of Favorite Performances
For the past several years, Vincent Moon and La Blogatheque have been presenting music fans with the wonderful series, The Take-Away Shows. For the uninitiated, the series collects off the cuff performances from musicians in varying places - often acoustic, sometimes in the middle of the street. Major stars in the indie world have graced the Take-Away Shows as well as lesser known underground acts, resulting in some incredible, intimate performances and inspiring dozens of imitators in the process.
The series is not going away or celebrating any milestone, but it’s the end of the year and as things slow down a little bit, I thought it would be a good time to shine a light on an old favorite of mine and present a short list of my favorite performances from The Take-Away Shows. The list skews a little heavy to the earlier years, but that doesn’t mean that they series is getting weak in it’s later years - it’s just that those early performances had a strong impact on me as a fan and I’d like to share some of those moments years later.So click through to see my fifteen favorite performances from Vincent Moon’s The Take-Aways Shows.