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bearman🐻

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your top 10 concerts of the year
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:07:00 pm »
1&2 -- tie) Queens of the Stone Age and Social Distortion @ Ram's Head Live
 3) Iggy & The Stooges @ Lollapalooza
 4) Arcade Fire @ Constitution Hall
 5) The Who @ Verizon Center
 6) Dinosaur Jr. @ Abbey Pub (Chicago)
 7) The Hives @ Black Cat
 8) Badly Drawn Boy @ 9:30 Club
 9) Air @ 9:30 Club
 10) Social Distortion @ Oneida Casino (Green Bay, WI)

Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 12:16:00 pm »
I can't even remember going to ten concerts this year, but I'll try...in no order
 
 Jens Lekman, Black Cat
 Nick Lowe, Birchmere
 Old 97's, Artscape (daughter's first concert)
 Hugh Masekela, World Music Fest in Arlington
 Drive By Truckers, 9:30 Club
 Robbie Fulks, Jammin Java
 Slaid Cleaves, Iota
 Hold Steady, 9:30 Club
 Josh Rouse, Birchmere
 
 Hmmm, that's about all that are listworthy and in my brain at present

Julian, Alleged Computer F**kface

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 12:24:00 pm »
1. The Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat - 4/28
 2. The Smashing Pumpkins @ The Orange Peel - 6/27
 3. Junior Boys @ Black Cat - 4/13
 4. LCD Soundsystem @ 9:30 Club - 5/13
 5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ VFest - 8/5
 6. Ben Gibbard @ 9:30 Club (2 shows) - 5/10
 7. The Flaming Lips @ The NorVa - 4/19
 8. Smashing Pumpkins @ 9:30 Club - 7/10
 9. Stars @ 9:30 Club - 10/20
 10. Manchester Orchestra/Colour Revolt @ Alley Katz - 8/12
 
 Other Shows I'd Go See Again In An Instant:
 Sparklehorse @ Cat's Cradle
 Smashing Pumpkins/EITS @ Tower Theatre
 Lily Allen @ 9:30 Club
 Decemberists @ The NorVa
 Dinosaur Jr @ The Orange Peel
 The Hold Steady/Art Brut @ Toad's Place
 Manchester Orchestra @ Relative Theory Records
 Thievery Corporation @ Merriweather
 Jesse Lacey/Kevin Devine @ Common Groundz Coffee
 QOTSA @ The NorVa
 Muse/CWK @ Patriot Center
 Interpol @ VFest
 Spoon @ VFest

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 12:26:00 pm »
I don't know if I could rank them, but here are a few that totally stand out:
 
 Wilco @ Merriweather
 Panda Bear @ the Ottobar
 The Stooges @ 9:30
 Marnie Stern @ the Rock N Roll Hotel
 Jens Lekman @ the Black Cat
 Yo La Tengo @ the Birchmere
 Sonic Youth performing "Daydream Nation" @ the McCarren Pool Park
 Ween @ Sonar
 
 I'd have to look back through my stubs to remember anything else.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 12:28:00 pm »
i only went to 14 this year and 4 (smashing pumpkins) i didn't particularly enjoy nearly as much as the other 10.  i guess that makes those my top 10 by default.
 
 edit:
 #1, by a mile, though:  slint @ cat's cradle.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 12:30:00 pm »
I'd add those as well.
 
 
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Originally posted by Julian, good manners AFICIONADO:
  The Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat
 LCD Soundsystem @ 9:30 Club

Dr. Anton Phibes

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 12:33:00 pm »
I saw 10 bands at the Virgin fest,if that counts?
 
 Other than that,there is no way I went to 10 shows this year...no interest...

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 12:44:00 pm »
oh wow. just off the top of my head...
 
 jens lekman @ black cat.
 lcd soundsystem @ 930.
 band of horses @ 930.
 tv on the radio @ 930.
 interpol @ norva.
 bloc party @ dar.
 yeah yeah yeahs @ virgin.
 feist @ rams head.
 ben gibbard @ 930.
 pretty girls make graves @ black cat.
 
 uhh... i know i'm missing some... i'll come back to this later.
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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 12:47:00 pm »
My favorite shows of 2007:
 
 2007/01/20 The Dears/Annuals @ 9:30 Club
 2007/04/19 TV on the Radio/Noisettes @ 9:30 Club
 2007/05/04 The Arcade Fire @ D.A.R. Constitution Hall
 2007/06/21 Wilco @ Merriweather
 2007/07/10 Smashing Pumpkins @ 9:30 Club
 2007/07/14 The Decemberists with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra @ Merriweather
 2007/07/26 The Swell Season @ 9:30 Club
 2007/07/28 The White Stripes @ Patriot Center
 2007/09/06 The National/The Rosebuds @ 9:30 Club
 2007/09/26 Rilo Kiley @ 9:30 Club
 2007/10/13 Stellastarr*/Pela @ 6th and I Synagogue
 2007/10/25 Jens Lekman @ Black Cat
 2007/10/27 The New Pornographers/Emma Pollock @ 9:30 Club
 
 Rankings off the top of my head:
 1. Jens Lekman
 2. Arcade Fire
 3. The Swell Season
 4. The New Pornographers
 5. The Dears
 6. The White Stripes
 7. Smashing Pumpkins
 8. Stellastarr*/Pela
 9. The Decemberists with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
 10. TV on the Radio

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 12:48:00 pm »
1) Jens Lekman @ Black Cat
 
 the rest:
 
 Camera Obscura / Essex Green @ 930
 Wilco @ Merriweather
 Lucero @ Black Cat (April show)
 Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat
 Against Me! @ 930
 The Hold Steady @ 930
 
 quite a few shows that i would have liked to have included on here but were disappointing for one reason or another ... i'm sure the rest of these posts will help jog my memory for the final 3
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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2007, 12:48:00 pm »
My list surprised me a bit.  I didn't go to as many shows this year.
 
 1. Daft Punk - Vegoose
 
 *It should be noted that this show is immediately in the discussion for the top three shows I've ever seen.
 
 2. Rage Against the Machine - Vegoose
 3. Smashing Pumpkins - The Orange Peel - June 23
 4. Smashing Pumpkins - The Orange Peel - June 24
 5. Pray for Peace - National Cathedral
 6. Smashing Pumpkins - 9:30 Club - July 10
 7. Arcade Fire/The National - Constitution Hall
 8. Air - 9:30 Club
 9. Devendra Banhart - Sixth & I
 10. LCD Soundsystem - Keyspan Park
 
 Very honorable mention:
 Dismemberment Plan - Black Cat
 Jay-Z - Rams Head Live
 Morrissey - Constitution Hall
 Thievery Corporation - Vegoose
 Muse - Patriot Center
 
 I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 12:59:00 pm »
1. The Hives, Black Cat
 2. Muse, Patriot Center
 3. Gallows, 9:30 Club
 4. Jay Reatard, Black Cat
 5. Arcade Fire, DAR
 6. Battles, Fun Fest
 7. DMBQ, Hosiery
 8. Sounds of Kaleidoscope, Black Cat
 9. Explosions in the Sky, Fun Fest
 10. The Red Romance, RnR Hotel
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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007, 01:02:00 pm »
1. Polyphonic Spree - 930 Club
 2. Low - 930 Club
 3. Cold War Kids with Tokyo Police Club- 930 Club
 4. Interpol - V Fest
 5. Fujiya & Miyagi - Ottobar
 6. Klaxons - 930 Club
 7. Voxtrot - Black Cat (first show, not the second)
 8. the Shins - Merriweather
 9. Sebadoh - 930
 10. Nick Swardson - Lisner

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007, 01:06:00 pm »
1. wilco - merriweather
 2. chuck brown & the roots - constitution hall
 3. thievery & manu chao - merriweather
 4. queens of the stone age - rams head live
 5. bruce springsteen - verizon
 6. neil young - constitution hall
 7. tool - bonnaroo
 8. mc lyte, big daddy kane, the roots - 9:30
 9. ray price, merle haggard, willie nelson - merriweather
 10. justin timberlake - verizon
 
 edit:  shoot, i forgot about spoon/the shins at merriweather!  that'll be #5, and i'll drop JT from the list.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 01:08:00 pm »
1. Queens of the Stone Age @ Rams Head
 2. M.I.A. @ Sonar
 3. White Stripes @ Patriot Center
 4. Muse @ Patriot Center
 5. The Hives @ Black Cat
 6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ VFest
 
 and I can't remember any other shows at the moment.
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