Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Favorite Bands of 2010

In lieu of a “best of” list I’m going to list some bands I especially enjoyed listening to this year due to their new albums and live shows in no particular order:

1. Flaming Lips
2. Blind Pilot
3. The Antlers
4. Sonic Youth
5. The xx
6. Fanfarlo
7. Rural Alberta Advantage
8. Real Estate
9. Surprise Me Mr. Davis
10. Dirty Projectors
11. Tune-yards
12. Phoenix
13. Antony and the Johnsons
14. Florence and the Machine
15. Micachu and the Shapes

Monday, December 14, 2009

Concerts I attended this year

1/6/09- Okkervil River at Bell House
1/30- Antibalas at Southpaw
1/31- STS9 at Bowery Ballroom
2/18/09- antony and the johnsons at Town Hall
Beirut at BAM
2/27/09- david byrne at radio city
2/28/09- grizzly bear at BAM
Les Savy Fav at Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Leonard cohen at Radio City

6/8- david byrne at pp bandshell
6/25- femi kuti at bandshell
7/10/09- aterciopelados and los amigos invisibles
7/18- king sunny ade at bandshell
8/2/09- burning spear at pp bandshell
7/30/09- soullive at pp bandshell
7/31/09= dean and britta at prospect p bandshell
8/7/09- deer tick and grace potter at pp bandshell
8/12- tv on the radio at prospect park bandshell- just hung outside
8/15/09- phenomenal handclap band at the yard
8/19- Islands at Bell House
9/30- James McMurtry at Southpaw
10/31- Junior Boys at Bell House
11/6- the xx at bowery ballroom
11/18- Blind Pilot at the Bowery Ballroom
11/21- surprise me mr. davis/land of talk at Mercury Lounge
11/22- Dirty Projectors/tune-yards at Bowery Ballroom
11/25- sonic youth at Music hall of Wburg
12/2- Phish at MSG
12/3- Phish at MSG
12/4- Phish at MSG