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Lazer Guided Melodies

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 04:37:57 pm »
The two shows I saw in Boulder are a joint number 10, then the rest.

10.  From Good Homes-Fox Theatre/Dead & Company-Folsom Field
9.  Herbie Hancock-Denver Botanic Gardens
8.  Sleepy Sun-3 Kings Tavern
7.  Hiss Golden Messenger-Bluebird Theater
6.  Tortoise-Desert Daze
5.  Ride-Summit Music Hall
4.  Tears of Silver-Hypnotic Turtle Holiday Camp
3.  Slowdive/Cherry Glazerr-Ogden Theater
2.  Spiritualized-Desert Daze
1.  Terry Riley-Desert Daze

Bagley

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2017, 06:11:51 pm »
1-Magnetic Fields Night one (songs 1-25) - Lincoln
2-Wilco Night one Solid Sound- North Adams, Ma
3-Robyn Hitchcock Night two - Jammin Java
4-Melvin Seals & JGB- Hamilton
5-Ex Hex- Merriweather
6-X- State Theatre
7-Joan Shelley- pop-up appearance in Mass Museum of Contemporary Art -Solid Sound- North Adams, Ma
8-Bob Mould (for his political rant alone)- Black Cat
9-Julien Baker - 930
10.Bon Iver- Anthem

Due to extenuating circumstances, I could not attend the GBV Ottobar show.  Bummer!

challenged

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 03:13:40 pm »
Top 6 shows (out of 73)

1.Craig Finn, house show Baltimore.
2.High Water Festival, day2, Suffers, Deer Tick, Middle Brother, Dawes, Shovels and Rope, Avetts
3.John Moreland, RNRH
4.The Hold Steady, Frank Turner, Brooklyn Bowl
5.Springsteen, Broadway
6.Ted Leo Solo, St. Stephens
6.Wilco, night one, solid sound
6.Ben Gibbard solo, lincoln
6.Belle&Sebastian, Spoon, Ex Hex (did not see Andrew Bird), merriweather
6.GBV, ottobar
6.FooFighters, Anthem
6.TedLeo& Pharm, ottobar
6.Julien Baker, 930
6.Jason Isbell/Mountain Goats, Merriweather
6.Gorillaz,Merriweather
6.Frank Turner, Fillmore Silver Spring

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blipvurt

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2017, 08:44:15 pm »
In and Around DC: (out of 133)

25   Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down   Songbyrd Café
24   Ho99o9   Rock & Roll Hotel
23   Warning   Ram's Head Live
22   Gene Ween does Billy Joel   Birchmere
21   St. Vincent   The Anthem
20   Foo Fighters   The Anthem
19   U2   FedEx Field
18   Manilla Road   Ram's Head Live
17   Colin Stetson   Milkboy Arthouse
16   PJ Harvey   Wolf Trap
15   Kamasi Washington   Sixth & I Synagogue
14   Prophets of Rage   930 Club
13   Neurosis   Ram's Head Live
12   Midnight Oil   Fillmore Silver Spring
11   Sunn O)))   930 Club
10   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   Royal Farms Arena
9   ZZ Top   MGM Grand Casino
8   Run The Jewelsw/ Zach De La Rocha Echostage
7   Lauryn Hill   Warner Theater
6   Slowdive   930 Club
5   Depeche Mode   Verizon Center
4   Tool   Eagle Bank Arena
3   Air   Strathmore
2   Mix Master Mike   Ottobar
1   Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)   The Kennedy Center

Traveled to: (out of 166)

25   Allah-las's   Coachella
24   Royal Blood   Governors Island
23   Celeste   Hard Rock Casino
22   Swet Shop Boys   Coachella
21   Sigur Ros w/ LA Philharmonic   Disney Concert Hall
20   Swans   Hard Rock Casino
19   John Carpenter   The Trocadero
18   Hot Snakes   Underground Arts
17   Carcass   Hard Rock Casino
16   Tim Hecker   Day For Night
15   Sisters of Mercy   The Paradiso
14   Jean-Michel Jarre   Tower Theater
13   Bon Iver   Coachella
12   Radiohead night 1   The Greek Theater
11   Radiohead night 2   The Greek Theater
10   King Crimson   Miller Symphony Hall
9   Metallica   Plains of Abraham
8   Hans Zimmer   Bell Center
7   Hans Zimmer   Coachella
6   Hans Zimmer   Billy Graham Civic Auditorium
5   Magma   Hard Rock Casino
4   Ennio Morricone   Accorhotels Arena
3   Tool   Governors Island
2   Philip Glass (w/ Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, New Order, Alabama Shakes, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Harper)   Carnegie Hall
1   John Cale performing Velvet Underground night 1 & 2 (w/ Kurt Vile, MGMT, Animal Collective, Thee Oh Sees, Connan Mockasin, Sky Ferraria, Caroline Polacheck, Tunde Adebimpe)   BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

hutch

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2017, 09:18:45 pm »
Impressive

challenged

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2017, 09:19:01 pm »
In and Around DC: (out of 133)

25   Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down   Songbyrd Café
24   Ho99o9   Rock & Roll Hotel
23   Warning   Ram's Head Live
22   Gene Ween does Billy Joel   Birchmere
21   St. Vincent   The Anthem
20   Foo Fighters   The Anthem
19   U2   FedEx Field
18   Manilla Road   Ram's Head Live
17   Colin Stetson   Milkboy Arthouse
16   PJ Harvey   Wolf Trap
15   Kamasi Washington   Sixth & I Synagogue
14   Prophets of Rage   930 Club
13   Neurosis   Ram's Head Live
12   Midnight Oil   Fillmore Silver Spring
11   Sunn O)))   930 Club
10   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   Royal Farms Arena
9   ZZ Top   MGM Grand Casino
8   Run The Jewelsw/ Zach De La Rocha Echostage
7   Lauryn Hill   Warner Theater
6   Slowdive   930 Club
5   Depeche Mode   Verizon Center
4   Tool   Eagle Bank Arena
3   Air   Strathmore
2   Mix Master Mike   Ottobar
1   Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)   The Kennedy Center

Traveled to: (out of 166)

25   Allah-las's   Coachella
24   Royal Blood   Governors Island
23   Celeste   Hard Rock Casino
22   Swet Shop Boys   Coachella
21   Sigur Ros w/ LA Philharmonic   Disney Concert Hall
20   Swans   Hard Rock Casino
19   John Carpenter   The Trocadero
18   Hot Snakes   Underground Arts
17   Carcass   Hard Rock Casino
16   Tim Hecker   Day For Night
15   Sisters of Mercy   The Paradiso
14   Jean-Michel Jarre   Tower Theater
13   Bon Iver   Coachella
12   Radiohead night 1   The Greek Theater
11   Radiohead night 2   The Greek Theater
10   King Crimson   Miller Symphony Hall
9   Metallica   Plains of Abraham
8   Hans Zimmer   Bell Center
7   Hans Zimmer   Coachella
6   Hans Zimmer   Billy Graham Civic Auditorium
5   Magma   Hard Rock Casino
4   Ennio Morricone   Accorhotels Arena
3   Tool   Governors Island
2   Philip Glass (w/ Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, New Order, Alabama Shakes, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Harper)   Carnegie Hall
1   John Cale performing Velvet Underground night 1 & 2 (w/ Kurt Vile, MGMT, Animal Collective, Thee Oh Sees, Connan Mockasin, Sky Ferraria, Caroline Polacheck, Tunde Adebimpe)   BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

269 shows?
or 269 bands?
or ?

blipvurt

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2017, 10:28:34 pm »
Good question. My counts are of sets seen. Festivals certainly help in that regard!
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DotTheEyes

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2017, 01:40:01 am »
1. Gorillaz @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
2. Phoenix @ the Anthem
3. Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Andrew Bird @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
4. Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ Wolf Trap
5. Ryan Adams @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
6. The Cribs @ U Street Music Hall
7. Elbow @ the 9:30 Club
8. John Mayer @ Jiffy Lube Live
9. Laura Marling @ the 9:30 Club
10. The National @ the Anthem

moeszyslak

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2017, 12:16:33 pm »
21   St. Vincent   The Anthem
12   Midnight Oil   Fillmore Silver Spring
5   Depeche Mode   Verizon Center
4   Tool   Eagle Bank Arena
1   Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)   The Kennedy Center

11   Radiohead night 2   The Greek Theater
Can confirm all of these were fantastic shows.  I have been meaning to go make a list since this thread started, but keeps going on the back burner.  A few more I can think of are:
Feist @ Lincoln Theatre, night 1
Feist @ Lincoln Theatre, night 2
Tears For Fears @ Verizon Center (first time seeing them)
Old Crow Medicine Show performing Blonde On Blonde @ Lincoln Theatre
Aretha Franklin @ Wolf Trap (first time seeing her)
Little Dragon @ 930 Club
All Them Witches @ DC9
Roger Waters @ Verizon Center
John Mayer @ Jiffy Lube Live
Primus @ The Anthem
LCD Soundsystem @ The Anthem, night 2
At The Drive In @ 930 Club






walkonbyeeeeeeeee

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2017, 01:05:20 pm »
Does Primus still bring it awesome live?  I was, not, unfortunately a fan of that last release.

rich_WDC

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2017, 03:36:39 pm »
2017 Top 10 (no order, but certainly weighted):         
Green Day/AgainstMe -Verizon, Mar 13      
Pixies - Lincoln, May 16      
U2  -  FedEx, June 20      
Tool  -   EagleBank, May 24      
Foo Fighters/The Struts/TroubleFunk -   Anthem, Oct 12      
The Magpie Salute  - Fillmore, Aug 12      
Roger Waters - FirstUnion(Philly), Aug 11      
The Struts/Greta van Fleet - Ram's Head Live, May 19      
Ron Gallo - DC9, Nov 20      
Hall & Oates/TearsForFears   - Verizon, Jun 26      
         
SOME HONORABLES         
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Peter Wolf- Royal Farms, July 23   Typically, Petty would not make the list as his shows are relegated to an emeritus status--every show is so good and fun.  But, ya know.   
Rare Essence/E.U./TroubleFunk - Howard, July 3   Oldschool lineup of indigenous DC music   
Yes - Wolf Trap, Sep 13   Rare lineup and featuring "90125" era sounds   

Darth Ed

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 08:04:12 pm »
My best shows of the year (in chronological order):

2017/05/25 Sigur Ros (Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)
2017/06/09 Paul Simon/Sarah McLachlan (Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)
2017/06/20 U2: The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour/The Lumineers (FedEx Field, Landover, MD)
2017/07/30 Belle & Sebastian/Spoon/Andrew Bird/Ex Hex (Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)
2017/09/16 Arcade Fire/Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Capital One Arena formerly known as Verizon Center, Washington, DC)
2017/11/03 The Dears (DC9, Washington, DC)
2017/12/30 Spoon (9:30 Club, Washington, DC)

Best individual performances of the year:

1. Ex Hex @ Merriweather (opening act!)
2. The Dears @ DC9
3. Spoon @ 9:30 Club
4. Paul Simon @ Merriweather
5. U2 @ FedEx

The first quarter of 2017 was a wasteland of shows with only The Flaming Lips at the 9:30 Club being at all interesting to me.

I didn't attend a single show at the Black Cat in 2017. That makes me very sad because it has traditionally been one of my favorite venues for intimate shows.
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moeszyslak

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2018, 01:51:40 pm »
Does Primus still bring it awesome live?  I was, not, unfortunately a fan of that last release.

They seem to have a theme for each tour in the past decade.  They will do a whole album for one set and random songs the next set.  This tour, they played all of The Desaturating Seven, so for sure not the tour you would have enjoyed.  I could have done without that EP as part of the show as well. 

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2018, 03:47:28 pm »
In no particular order:

Manchester Orchestra - Fillmore, SS
Parquet Courts - 9:30 and in Baltimore
U2 - Lincoln Financial Field - Philly
Foo Fighters - Anthem

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Re: Favorite concerts of 2017 list
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2018, 03:27:49 am »
Top 10 in no particular order:
The Misfits @ The Forum (LA): Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle and Dave Lombardo brought it and earned every penny of the $200 I paid for my ticket.  Amazing to finally hear all those hits from hell live.
Dag Nasty @ The Observatory (orange county):  Dag Nasty's first west coast trip since they reformed, crowd went wild.  Incredible show.   
Quicksand / No Joy @ Teragram Ballroom (LA): First time seeing Quicksand, hopefully not the last.  No Joy as opener was a special treat.
The Weirdos / Midget Handjob @ The Echo (LA): Benefit show for their original guitarist, can't believe how good they were.  Keith Morris fronted Midget Handjob was weird and hilarious.   
Television @ Teragram Ballroom (LA):  2nd time catching them and they were great.  Played all of Marquee Moon. 
True Widow @ The Resident (LA):  Seeing one of my top 5 favorite bands, 8+ years going, in a sold out venue with like 200 people was awesome. 
Tears for Fears @ T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas): Glad to see they made some lists here.  First time seeing them and they still got it. 
Helium @ Sinclair (Boston):  Best reunion show I saw after the Misfits.  Mary Timony is brilliant.
At the drive in / Le Butcherettes @ House of Blues Boston:  Made up for their cancelled show with insane energy.  Became an instant fan of Le Butcherettes.   
PJ Harvey @ House of Blues Boston:  Stunningly good show time and time again.  She's never not made my top 10 end of the year concert list.
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