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
Post by Friendly Destroyer on 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
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
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.
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
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