Before I get stuck into the review of the bands I saw at this year’s Modern Sky, I’d just like to say that, across the board this was a far better effort than last year. Even though Chaoyang Park was much closer to me personally, and despite the fact — or perhaps because of it — that Modern Sky has put on more festivals this year that I’m surprised anyone on their staff can still stand let alone set up stages and stalls, this one went off without a hitch. The horrendous lining up issues that we experienced at Strawberry earlier this year weren’t present at all, either, and though they’d run out of schedule booklets to hand out on the third day, everything else seemed to work out just fine. There was beer, good weather, and great atmosphere — what more could you ask for?
Well, here’s what I got: