List-Shows!!! Favorite Shows of 2009 Pt.1

December 21, 2009

These are in no order:

  • Lohio/Boca Chica/Horse Or Cycle/The Harlan Twins/Mariage Blanc/Meeting Of Important People/Donora
  • Friday August 14
  • Mariage Blanc House

Mariage Blanc’s Josh invited me to his party. Turns out my favorite local bands were playing. Totally cool, even though I had to duck out early and regrettably missed most of the bill.

  • Old 97’s
  • Sunday June 28
  • Hartwood Acres

What’s can be better than a free show in a beautiful park with refreshments, family, friends and one of your favorite bands? How about being allowed on stage to take photos! Thanks, Amy!

  • Hallelujah The Hills
  • Monday October 19
  • The Thunderbird Cafe

This band is just so great. My only complaint is that I didn’t know the new songs before I saw them live.

  • Elliott Brood
  • Saturday November 28
  • The Thunderbird Cafe

Killer band playing a barnstorming set to close out their tour.

  • Donora/Lohio/The Harlan Twins
  • Friday November 20
  • Brillobox

Picking a favorite show among the many times I have seen these bands this year is kind of futile. They were all great.

  • Local Honey
  • Sunday March 8
  • Carnegie Library

What a fantastic idea. Have a band play the library. Did they hush it down for the setting? Um, hell no!

  • The New Pornographers
  • Friday April 17
  • CMU Lawn

Great set. Fun crowd. Ted Leo opening. Plus my man Warren set me up with a photo pass. Thanks, buddy.

  • Meeting Of Important People
  • Saturday March 28
  • Brillobox

I had a blast at their CD release show. My favorite album of the year…LIVE!

  • Dean & Britta
  • Saturday June 14
  • The Warhol Museum

This might be my favorite concert of the year. The show wasn’t crowded which is ALWAYS a plus. The band sounded absolutely fantastic. Add the fact that this show coincided with the opening of the exhibit ‘Warhol Live’ (which was amazing). Seriously, what’s not to love?