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Chip Chanko

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2007, 01:18:00 pm »
i went to more shows than i thought so this was kind of hard:
 
 01. D Plan at BC second night
 02. Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's 5th night of hannukah
 03. Yo La Tengo @ Birchmere
 04. Battles @ Ottobar
 05. Squeeze @ Wolf Trap
 06. Sondre Lerche @ Birchmere
 07. The Good, The Bad, the Queen @ 9:30
 08. Mum @ Synagogue
 09. Feist/Grizzly Bear @ 9:30
 10. Imperial China @ Galaxy Hut
 
 honorable mention: Peter Bjorn and John, Air, Fiery Furnaces, Besnard Lakes.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2007, 01:19:00 pm »
I'm going to go with:
 1. Arcade Fire/The National @ DAR
 2. Stars/Magnet @ Cat's Cradle
 3. Metric/Crystal Castles @ 9:30
 4. Ani DiFranco/Buddy Wakefield @ Meyerhoff
 5. Tegan & Sara/Northern State @ Lisner
 
 I'm surprised Feist, Neko Case, and The New Pornographers aren't on there, but what can I do. I'm tempted to add The Decemberists @ the Norva on the strength of My Brightest Diamond alone.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2007, 01:49:00 pm »
2007 has been an amazing concert-going year for me. below are my highlights in approximate order.  can't pare down to just ten as these were all superb:
 
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  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">daft punk @ lollapalooza (arguably the best show i've seen, ever)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">RATM @ coachella (no one can do to a crowd what rage can - not then, not now)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">iggy and the stooges @ 930 club (energy was incredible, better performance than lolla IMO)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">spiritualized @ the apollo ("songcraft"... beautiful songs, beautiful venue)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">air @ 9:30 club (classy, professional, beautiful)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">the nightwatchman @ coachella (his biggest previous audience?  70 people in a coffee house. he killed it)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">polyphonic spree, 930 Club (for one night, i joined the cult)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">LCD soundsystem @ 9:30 Club (despite the sore throat, james & band kicked it.  didn't enjoy them as much at lolla)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">ben gibbard @ 9:30 Club (immediately after first show, i ran outside and grabbed ticket for the second)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">QOTSA (i think MSG was a tad more intense than philly, but hard to chose)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">smashing pumpkins @ 9:30 Club (i enjoyed the campy theme, seeing them up close and finally hearing "1979" live)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">arcade fire @ randalls island</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">chemical brothers @ mccarren pool (amazing visuals. heavyweight bout of the 21st century: chem bros vs. daft punk)</font></li>
  • <font size="2" face="Arial, Veranda">muse @ lolla (even better than the patriot show, IMO)</font></li>
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 I'd have to look back through my stubs to remember anything else.
me too, although i doubt i'd add more than one or two shows.
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 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.
just bears repeating.
 
 *EDIT: crap - i left off calvin harris @ mercury lounge, which was just massive.  i'm good at editing other people's stuff, but can't cut my own...
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alex

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2007, 01:50:00 pm »
I probably forgot something from the first half of the year, but here is what I can think of for my top ten:
 
 1. Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard/Ray Price @ Merriweather (by far the best show of the year for me)
 2. The Shins @ DAR
 3. Against Me!/Cursive @ Electric Factory (didn't stay for Mastadon)
 4. Arcade Fire/The National @ DAR
 5. Old Crow Medicine Show @ Bonnaroo
 6. The Weakerthans @ 930
 7. The Shins @ The Norva
 8. Drag the River @ Rock n Roll Hotel
 9. Rilo Kiley @ 930
 10. The Police @ Bonnaroo

Lambofgodfan

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2007, 02:24:00 pm »
I only went to 10 this year so Ill go by top five performances...
 
 1.Priestess at 930
 2.Gwar at 930
 3.All that remains at recher
 4.Killswitch Engage(Warped tour) at merriwether
 5.Mastodon at 930
 
 honorable mention: Hellyeah at Rams head(Vinnie Paul of pantera 1st concert show since Dimebags death)

MonkeyPants

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 02:42:00 pm »
1. QOTSA @ Ram's Head - and it is definitely in my top ten concerts ever
 
 after that, the best were:
 Spoon @ 9:30
 Ani @ Meyerhoff
 New Pornographers @ 9:30
 Jens Lekman @ Black Cat
 
 And really good were:
 Bjork @ United Palace Theater
 Cold War Kids @ SXSW (and 9:30, but their SXSW show was even better than the 9:30 show)
 Okkervil River @ RnR Hotel
 Editors @ 9:30
 The National both shows @ 9:30
 
 and Snow Patrol at Bender Arena holds a special place in my heart for totally personal reasons
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Staralfur25

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2007, 02:53:00 pm »
1. SCISSOR SISTERS--9:30 club march 4th
 2. rilo Kiley--9:30 sept. 26th
 3. Feist--june 13th
 4. The arcade fire--dar..march 14th
 5. Virgin Festival
 6. Lcd soundsystem 9:30 club
 7. Stars--9:30 club oct. 20th
 8. The Go! Team--oct 30th
 9. !!! --9:30 club--may 14th
 10. Disco Biscuits--new years eve
 
 scissor sisters in boston as well.  feist in pittsburgh..g love and special sauce at rams head.
 great year for live music

bearman🐻

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 02:53:00 pm »
QOTSA was pretty stunning. Of course, Josh isn't cool so maybe that should make me rethink that. They were on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" holiday special last night, which I thought was great. Now I don't have to feel guilty for eating fois gras.
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBmGIJSljAs

Mobius

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007, 03:04:00 pm »
White Stripes - Grand Opera House, Wilmington
 Stevie Wonder - Verizon
 The Stooges - 9:30
 Elvis Costello - 9:30
 QOTSA - Ram's Head
 Wilco - Merriweather
 Prince - Rio, Las Vegas
 The Roots - DAR
 Social Distortion - Ram's Head
 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Verizon

Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007, 03:22:00 pm »
Oh, I forgot Okkervil River at RNR Hotel. That gives me 10.
 
 
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  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

azaghal1981

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2007, 03:24:00 pm »
1. Bjork at Coachella (camped and was too exhausted to stay another minute by sunday morning)
 2. Animal Collective at 930
 3. Panda Bear at ottobar
 4. Jens Lekman at BC
 5. Feist at 930
 6. Boris at BC
 7. TVOTR at 930
 8. Arcade Fire at coachella
 9. Battles at BC
 10. Damo Suzuki/Kohoutek at Velvet
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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2007, 03:41:00 pm »
Wow, this is like the only thread that "Brian Wallace" hasn't come in and shit all over and made it totally about him and what he hates and thinks is lame and "look at me, look at me, look at me, I make controversial statements, I pretend to be so at odds!" Just the douchiest of the douches.
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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2007, 03:44:00 pm »
Wow, that's a long band name. Where did they play? I missed them.
 
 
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  Wow, this is like the only thread that "Brian Wallace" hasn't come in and shit all over and made it totally about him and what he hates and thinks is lame and "look at me, look at me, look at me, I make controversial statements, I pretend to be so at odds!" Just the douchiest of the douches.

Bombay Chutney

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2007, 04:19:00 pm »
In no particular order:
 
 Dismemberment Plan/Beauty Pill  @  Black Cat
 Iggy and the Stooges   @  9:30 Club
 Arcade Fire/The National  @ DAR
 The Ponys/Jay Reatard   @   Black Cat Backstage
 9353/King Giant/Rustbuckit @ 9:30
 Mickey Hart/Global Drum Project @ Lisner Auditorium
 Van Halen  @  Verizon Center
 Partyline/Fierce Perm/Mess Up The Mess  @ Velvet Lounge
 Ben Gibbard (solo) (early show)  @  9:30 Club
 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band  @  Verizon Center
 
 
 I predict Patti Smith is on the list before year's end.

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Re: your top 10 concerts of the year
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2007, 04:24:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Relaxer:
  Wow, this is like the only thread that "Brian Wallace" hasn't come in and shit all over and made it totally about him and what he hates and thinks is lame and "look at me, look at me, look at me, I make controversial statements, I pretend to be so at odds!" Just the douchiest of the douches.
I don't do "Best of", "Favorite" or "Top 10" lists.  I think they're trite and show someone who is insecure in their opinions.
 
 Brian