List-Shows!!! Favorite Shows of 2009 Pt. 3

December 25, 2009

As with the previous posts, in no order:

  • The Broken West
  • Saturday March 28
  • Andy Warhol Museum

I LOVE this band. They opened for A.C. Newman (whose set I had to duck out early for to hit MOIP’s CD release show). Two top shows of the year in one night!

  • Camera Obscura
  • Tuesday June 30
  • Mr. Smalls

I finally got on this band’s wagon this year and can’t believe it took me this long. Their acoustic set at YEP in the afternoon was just as good as the show proper later that night.

  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Monday March 30
  • Rex Theater

When Joel Gion and Matt Hollywood ambled on stage there was a collective gasp in the audience as the band blasted away and never looked back. Being invited on stage by the tour manager to shoot was icing on the cake. I do have to say the this was the grossest, weirdest, cranked out crowd I have ever been in. YUK!

  • Frightened Rabbit
  • Tuesday January 27
  • WYEP Studios

I missed their show the previous night but had to settle for this short studio set, which was awesome and had me promising myself to never, ever miss them again.

  • Fanfarlo
  • Saturday December 12
  • Brillobox

This band was just so much fun. A very late in the year surprise discovery.

  • The Rural Alberta Advantage
  • Tuesday October 8
  • Garfield Artworks

It’s hard to imagine this is a sparse trio with the amazing music they make. A band with a huge future.

  • Dr. Eugene Chadbourne
  • Wednesday June 10
  • MoGlo Coffehouse

This was extremely cool. A veritable ‘unplugged’ in a coffeehouse! I love seeing shows in unconventional settings.

  • Good Night, States
  • Friday August 21
  • The Mansion

I will never forget the day I had the privilege of hanging with the band as they ran through the new EP for their release show. My own private concert! Thank you so much.