Monday, September 28, 2009
I MADE FIFTY!
here are the fifty bands i've seen this year and a song by each. i only counted repeats once... i did see vampire weekend four times, grizzly bear and here we go magic three, antlers, beach house, walkmen twice.
* are shows that blew my mind off my face.
1/10 VAMPIRE WEEKEND
2/28 FINAL FANTASY AND GRIZZLY BEAR
3/27 THE SOFT PACK AND FRIENDLY FIRES
4/4 JON MOSES, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS AND *RA RA RIOT
4/16 ANTLERS, BEACH HOUSE, AND THE WALKMEN
4/18 VAMPIRE WEEKEND
5/13 DAVE TRIGGIANO AND CHIDDY BANG
5/29 HERE WE GO MAGIC AND *GRIZZLY BEAR (i wrestled for a long time with this as the best show of my life. i don't really know.)
6/18 CALEXICO AND *ANDREW BIRD (every andrew show will blow your mind)
6/20 *HATCHAM SOCIAL, MIIKE SNOW, MACCABEES
7/3 BACHELORETTE, HERE WE GO MAGIC
7/12 JEMIMA PEARL, PONYTAIL, FUCKED UP, AND MISSION OF BURMA
7/18 BEAR HANDS, *JAPANDROIDS, FUTURE OF THE LEFT, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, GRAND DUCHY, AND RAVONETTES
7/19 CRYSTAL ANTLERS, MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC COMPANY, AND *DIRTY PROJECTORS
7/22 VAMPIRE WEEKEND
7/26 GRUPO FANTASMO, HEALTH, AND BLACK LIPS
7/31 HEARTLESS BASTARDS, SEASICK STEVE, *FLEET FOXES, *THE NATIONAL, *VAMPIRE WEEKEND, YEAH YEAH YEAHS, AND JAY-Z
8/13 AMAZING BABY AND *YEASAYER
8/23 MAX TUNDRA, WIZ KHALIFA, GIRL TALK
8/30 VEGA, BEACH HOUSE, GRIZZLY BEAR
9/20 THE DIG, HERE WE GO MAGIC, *THE WALKMEN
9/26 ELIZABETH AND THE CATAPULT, ANTLERS
elizabeth and the catapult were my fiftieth band; big ups to them.
please use this occasion of this post to listen to hatcham social, the dig, japandroids, bear hands, soft pack, AND that version of dirty projectors' remade horizon that i posted - i'm actually going to use "INCENDIARY" to describe it.
btw, you CAN download these songs if you click "READ FULL POST," go to the post, and go to the download link therein.