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Favorite Shows of 2012

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Posted by Burrito
Dec 9, 2012 10:55:21 GMT -5
Use this thread to discuss the most awesome shows that we saw this year. I made a list. Many bands that I saw multiple times were only included once in the interest of diversity, even if the other show(s) were also phenomenal.

1. Black Dice @ Sunset
2. The Psychic Paramount @ Neumos
3. Phish @ Bonnaroo
4. Explosions in the Sky with Zammuto @ Moore
5. Death Grips @ Coachella
6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Coachella
7. Tenacious D --> Beck @ Sasquatch (counts as one because MOTHERFUCKER, motherfuckers)
8. Atlas Sound @ Neumos
9. Animal Collective @ Crystal Ballroom
10. Battles @ Bonnaroo
11. Jeff Mangum @ Moore
12. Thee Oh Sees @ Allsaints
13. Mogwai @ Bonnaroo
14. Deerhoof @ Vera Project
15. NOFX @ King Cat
16. Radiohead @ Bonnaroo
17. Cass McCombs @ Sasquatch
18. The Men @ Chop Suey
19. Sigur Ros @ Edgefield
20. Dan Deacon @ Nepchune
21. My Morning Jacket @ Marymoor
Posted by Drew
Dec 9, 2012 11:58:13 GMT -5
So each of Death Grips' albums is worth a separate spot, but BECK AND TENACIOUS D are lumped together in one spot...


...where the fuck did you learn to make a list, SIR?
Posted by Drew
Dec 9, 2012 12:03:46 GMT -5
1. Radiohead @ HP Pavilion
2. Jeff Mangum @ Fox Theater
2. Animal Collective @ Fox Theater
3. St. Vincent @ Fox Theater/Sasquatch
4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Great American Music Hall


Honestly those are the only ones worth mentioning.
Dec 9, 2012 12:41:24 GMT -5
1. Stevie Wonder @ Outside Lands
2. The Drive-By Truckers @ Showbox Market, Seattle
3. The Drive-By Truckers @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
4. Beck @ Sasquatch
5. Lucky and Tamara Petterson Band @ Blues on Whyte, Edmonton
6. Jack White @ Sasquatch
7. St. Vincent @ Sasquatch
8. Bison B.C @ Pawn Shop, Edmonton

Posted by emptyfox
Dec 9, 2012 13:05:30 GMT -5
1. Roger Waters @ BC Place
2. Snoop & Dre @ Coachella
3. Grizzly Bear @ Commodore Ballroom
4. deftones @ Commodore Ballroom
5. Puscifer @ The Centre for Performing Arts
6. The Shins @ Coachella
7. Pulp @ Coachella
8. Japandroids @ Biltmore Cabaret
9. At the Drive-In @ Coachella
10. Dan Mangan (fuck you) @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Posted by Geno
Dec 9, 2012 15:08:49 GMT -5
I actually took some time to organize my list for once!

1. Roger Waters @ Rose Garden Arena
2. Tenacious D --> Beck @ Sasquatch
3. The Dead Milkmen @ Hawthorne Theater
4. Primus @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
5. Jeff Mangum @ Crystal Ballroom
6. Sigur Ros @ Edgefield
7. Animal Collective @ Crystal Ballroom
8. Opeth @ Showbox SoDo
9. Leonard Cohen @ Rose Garden Arena
10. GWAR @ Roseland Theater
11. David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
12. Refused/Sleigh Bells @ Roseland Theater
13. Grizzly Bear @ Keller Auditorium
14. Sufjan Stevens @ Aladdin Theater
15. Dethklok @ Roseland Theater
16. Foxy Shazam @ BRANX
17. Hot Chip @ Crystal Ballroom
18. Death Grips @ Star Theater
19. Melvins @ Hawthorne Theater
20. Blondie/Devo @ Sleep Country Amphitheater

Posted by davers
Dec 9, 2012 15:11:39 GMT -5
In the order they popped into my head. I might have missed a couple, I'll check my stubs when I get home.

Beck @ Sasquatch
The Naked and Famous @ The Commodore Ballroom
Matt & Kim @ The Commodore Ballroom
Girl Talk @ The Commodore Ballroom
Japandroids @ The Biltmore Cabaret
The Pack AD @ Live at Squamish
Iggy and the Stooges @ Brussels Summer Festival
St. Vincent @ Sasquatch
Chromeo @ Live at Squamish
Steel Panther @ The Commodore Ballroom

Edited to add Steel Panther, I forgot that was this year.
Dec 9, 2012 16:39:14 GMT -5
In order:

1. Stevie Wonder @ Outside Lands
2. St. Vincent & David Byrne @ 5th Avenue
3. Snoop & Dre @ Coachella
4. Tenacious D ---> Beck @ Sasquatch
5. Pulp @ Coachella
6. Jack White @ Sasquatch
7. Miike Snow @ Coachella
8. Black Moth Super Rainbow @ Neumos
9. James @ Neumos
10. King Mustafa @ Blues on Whyte
Posted by j3ff8
Dec 9, 2012 16:55:47 GMT -5
It's taking me 2 hours to figure out the shows I have seen this year, let alone pick favourites. I got around this year guys.
Posted by nick
Dec 9, 2012 17:13:49 GMT -5
Yeah I'm having trouble remembering all the shows I went to this year. Off the top of my head:

James Murphy DJ Set @ Sasquatch
Grimes @ Capitol Hill Block Party
Tenacious D @ Sasquatch
Starfucker @ Sasquatch
Fang Island @ The Crocodile
Patrick Wolf @ The Triple Door
Posted by Pea
Dec 9, 2012 17:27:44 GMT -5
I literally have no idea who all I saw this year. I think I'll keep a list in 2013 so I can actually participate next year. Wolfgang Gartner at Sasquatch was probably number one though.
Posted by nick
Dec 9, 2012 17:38:55 GMT -5
Holy crap, that show was ridiculous. Might have to add him to my list.
Posted by j3ff8
Dec 9, 2012 17:43:46 GMT -5
I think I finally got them all. My top 5 was easy, but the rest are kind of all on the same level of awesome.

1. Animal Collective @ Paramount Theatre
2. Death Grips @ Star Theatre
3. Dan Deacon @ The Nepchune
4. Amon Tobin @ Coachella
5. The Flaming Lips @ Rifflandia

(not really in order)
6. Explosions in the Sky @ Sasquatch
7. Andrew WK @ Sled Island
8. RHCP @ Rexall Place
9. Modeselektor @ Coachella
10. Beck @ Sasquatch
11. St. Vincent @ Sasquatch
12. We are the City @ Sled Island
13. Crystal Castles @ Edmonton Event Center
14. Azealia Banks @ Coachella
15. Skrillex/Diplo/Pretty Lights @ Shaw Conference Center
Posted by Pea
Dec 9, 2012 17:51:27 GMT -5
Oh shit! Dan Deacon #1 for fucking suuuure!
Posted by emptyfox
Dec 9, 2012 18:08:02 GMT -5
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I literally have no idea who all I saw this year. I think I'll keep a list in 2013 so I can actually participate next year. Wolfgang Gartner at Sasquatch was probably number one though.


I did keep a list this year. Very handy!