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    1. Kimya Dawson @ Northcote Uniting Church Hall
    It makes me very happy to see Kimya Dawson on somebody's list!
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    TL;DR WARNING! Every act I saw this year, ranked from least enjoyed to most:


    I thought I'd start things out on a positive note. It was a way, way better year for live music than recorded.

    49. John Jackson @ Coachella
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    48. AWOL One @ El Rey
    Sebastien Grainger was supposed to open but instead we got what I thought was Limp Bizkit.
    47. Uffie @ Coachella
    Everything wrong with music has a performance where everything that can go wrong does. +5 to Uffie for disappearing for 20 minutes and leaving a bunch of Soulja Boys to fill in for her.
    46. Crayonsmith @ El Rey
    zzzzz
    45. Liars @ fucking everywhere
    Hey Thom, what happened to epic openers like Pulp, Sigur Ros, Spiritualized, Beck, etc? Everywhere else got Modeselektor, Bat for Lashes, Grizzly Bear...
    44. The Breeders @ Coachella
    I caught a song, then decided my time was better spent in the shade socializing. I didn't even bother to come back out when I heard "Cannonball."
    43. Stars @ Coachella
    Fell asleep. The weakest link in the BSS-affiliates collective.
    42. Fatboy Slim @ Coachella
    Fake sets from washed-up DJ's FTW.
    41. Gemma Hayes @ Santa Monica Civic
    I don't remember much, since her set was only 15 minutes.
    40. Dan Deacon @ Coachella
    Annoying.
    39. Death Cab for Cutie @ Coachella
    Boring and my phone was stolen during this.
    38. Parachutes @ Copley Symphony Hall
    Sigur Ros lite.
    37. Ssion @ Mayan
    Interesting stage setup of cardboard flames.
    36. The Morning Benders @ Avalon
    I completely forgot I saw them so I can't really say.
    35. Pacifika @ Hollywood Bowl
    Pretty good.
    34. Lavender Diamond @ Wiltern
    Ditto.
    33. Spectrum @ Santa Monica Civic
    Ditto.
    32. Mum @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    31. Smoosh @ Wiltern
    Ditto.
    30. Holy Fuck @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    29. Fuck Buttons @ Wiltern
    Ditto.
    28. Supergrass @ Avalon
    Ditto.
    27. Gogol Bordello @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    26. Aphex Twin @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    25. Islands @ El Rey
    Way better in 2006. They didn't seem very happy to be playing and the crowd didn't care about the new songs at all.
    24. Tilly & the Wall @ Mayan
    Lots of fun.
    23. Vermillion Lies @ Troubadour
    I just tried to listen to the songs on their myspace and never really did it, but they were a lot of fun live. Some would say gimmicky, and maybe so, but it was so much fun. WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?
    22. Love Grenades @ Echo
    The singer stroked my face and held my hand. Seriously.
    21. Goldfrapp @ Coachella
    Sound problems made what could have been amazing great.
    20. The Bird & the Bee @ Coachella
    Wonderful way to start the day.
    19. CSS @ Mayan
    Still lots of silly, mindless fun.
    18. Mogwai @ Wiltern
    Good way to prepare the ears for My Bloody Valentine. No "Mogwai Fear Satan?"
    17. Amanda Palmer @ Troubadour
    2 hour sets in support of an upcoming solo album from which only half the songs were actually played and a ukulele cover of "Creep" FTW.
    16. St. Vincent @ Coachella
    Holy shit, she can really shred.
    15. Battles @ Coachella
    Hella short, but any longer and everyone would have had heart attacks.
    14. Dresden Dolls @ Wiltern
    "Two Headed Boy" FTW.
    13. Metric @ Coachella
    Always a good time.
    12. Kraftwerk @ Coachella
    So it seems most of the originals are dead or otherwise gone now, and they don't really do anything up there but press play, but still cool.
    11. Feist @ Hollywood Bowl
    Often jaw-dropping.
    10. Sharon Jones @ Hollywood Bowl
    Attention, Amy Winehouse. This is what real soul sounds like.
    9. The Verve @ Coachella
    How the hell did Jack Johnson headline over the Verve? Only in American't.
    8. Asobi Seksu @ Echo
    After nearly four years of waiting, I finally get to see them. They were so good that I'm seriously considering catching both the LA and San Diego shows in March, assuming they play LA. Great way to spend Halloween.
    7. The Cure @ the Troubadour
    I will never say anything bad about myspace again. That is all.
    6. My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic
    My ears are still ringing from the apocalypse. I'm told I must really be in love if I gave up a front row spot to go hang out with a girl at the back of the venue, but meeting them backstage made up for not puking or being puked on up front.
    5. Roger Waters @ Coachella
    The clearest sound I've ever heard at a show, especially at a festival. And it was surround sound. And don't forget the fireworks, flamethrowers, flying pigs, and laser recreation of the DSOTM album cover. Trippiest fucking trip ever, and that was before I bummed some weed.
    4. Sigur Ros @ Copley Hall
    Mind-blowing set coupled with an incredible setlist = perfection. Gobbledigook is the ultimate in super happy fun times. I still have some of that confetti.
    3. Prince @ Coachella
    Really took everyone to school. The most fun party one can have in the desert. A set that ended at 1:01am with the most intense "Let's Go Crazy", plus Morris Day & Jerome for "Jungle Love", and a cover of "Creep?" Legendary.
    2. Portishead @ Coachella
    I still can't believe I actually saw them.
    1e. Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl 1
    I was a bit bummed that the show did not contain songs from the soundcheck like "new song", In Limbo, and the Idioteque with Hey Ya lyrics thrown in.
    1d. Radiohead @ Ford Amphitheater
    THE TOURIST
    1c. Radiohead @ Cruzan Amphitheater
    FIRST SHOW OF THE TOUR! First look at those crazy lights. And Bulletproof!
    1b. Radiohead @ Santa Barbara Bowl
    "Just cuz you're down in front, mate." *plays two notes* "It's a nice idea, though, I'll admit."
    Thom pwned me.
    1a. Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl 2
    First time hearing Talk Show Host (and my tenth show), Go Slowly, Cymbal Rush, still the only performance of Tell Me Why, and True Love Waits? Holy monk.
    Last edited by Boourns; 12-17-2008 at 10:04 PM. Reason: ugh, keep forgetting about opening acts
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Whoah. Cool.
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    I am not able to integrate festival sets into this. Maybe later?

    All shows in Phoenix unless noted
    1. Deerhunter, Times New Viking - November 29 at Modified
    2. The Mountain Goats and Kaki King - October 29 at Club Congress, Tucson
    3. Boredoms - March 15 at Cane's, San Diego
    4. Nina Nastasia - May 6 at Modified
    5. Yeasayer - November 26 at Rhythm Room
    6. Polvo - August 30 at Subterranean, Chicago
    7. Six Organs of Admittance - January 11 at Modified
    8. Calexico - November 7 at Antone's, Austin
    9. The Kills - May 22 at Brickhouse
    10. This Will Destroy You - February 11 at Modified



    Festivals:
    1. Portishead at Coachella
    2. The National at Coachella
    3. Frightened Rabbit at Fun Fun Fun Fest
    4. Deerhoof at Fun Fun Fun Fest
    5. Les Savy Fav at Coachella
    6. Parts & Labor at Fun Fun Fun Fest
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    Wow boourns nice list. Here is mine:

    1. Portishead - Coachella
    2. The National - Coachella
    3. Radiohead - Hollywood Bowl
    4. Explosions In The Sky - Wiltern
    5. Hot Chip - Wiltern
    6. Sigur Ros - Greek Theater
    7. Beck - Hollywood Bowl
    8. Coldplay - Honda Center
    9. Of Montreal - Hollywood Palladium
    10. I'm From Barcelona - Coachella

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    TL;DR WARNING! Every act I saw this year, ranked from least enjoyed to most:
    i wish i could do a list like this but after going to around 100 shows and 5 festivals this year it would take wayyyyy too long...

    also thought that feist was awful at the bowl, one of the worst i went to this year. she needs to play some songs off of monarch and stop with the faux singing of words between songs... she was slot better a few years ago at amoeba and when i saw her at a bar in san diego with like 30 people...

    boourns do you ever go to the spaceland residency shows on mondays, lots of pretty good bands come through something you might want to check out... was able to see jenny lewis, noah and the whale, love and rockets, the pity party, marching band, the teenagers, the virgins, johnathan rice and the morning benders to name a few for free...
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    Feist at Amoeba? Holy shit.

    And no, I've never been to Spaceland.
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Feist at Amoeba? Holy shit.

    And no, I've never been to Spaceland.
    yeah fiest at amobea was i wanna say 2-3 years ago, like almost an hour and no one was there, maybe like 50 or so people, i got there maybe 10 minutes before she started and i was second row of cds to her. spaceland on mondays always do a free show, if your in la which i assume based on the concerts you went to, is way worth going cause its free and if you drink there are 2.50 pbr pints. so you can get a good drink on for less than 10 bucks. if you ever are in the area send me a pm as i go 3 of the 4 mondays just to check out new bands and the la local scene...

    on a sidenote sometimes spaceland gets big bands there for way cheap as in less than$20.most shows are 8-12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Feist at Amoeba? Holy shit.

    And no, I've never been to Spaceland.
    yeah it was crazy i saw her like two nights later in SD i wish i kenw what the name of the place is aw her but it wasnt the casbah, canes or 2nd and b it was i place i have only been to that time and they didnt give out tickets you just got them at the door. i have the set list on my wall, my camera is out of batteries so ill write the setlist out how it looks (normally i would take a pic as i collect setlists).

    leaning
    buildup
    y girl
    (ac) gate k
    sally
    honey
    anti-p
    (ac) sorry
    5 <3 (seriously there is a heart on the setlist after the number 5)
    tears
    phantoms
    musha (which is mushaboom)
    s. lion (way before the reminder was released)
    int
    I + O
    let it
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    The Cure - Troubadour
    Portishead - Coachella
    Prince - Coachella
    Soulwax - Hard
    Bloody Beetroots - Detour
    Boys Noize - Coachella
    The Presets - Glasshouse
    Bloc Party - Glasshouse
    The Cure - Shrine

    I don't even remember all the shows I've been to this year. I guess I'll have to look them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    TL;DR WARNING! Every act I saw this year, ranked from least enjoyed to most:


    46. John Jackson @ Coachella
    I fell asleep after 10 seconds of this while waiting at the lockers.
    45. AWOL One @ El Rey
    Sebastien Grainger was supposed to open but instead we got what I thought was Limp Bizkit.
    44. Uffie @ Coachella
    Everything wrong with music has a performance where everything that can go wrong does. +5 to Uffie for disappearing for 20 minutes and leaving a bunch of Soulja Boys to fill in for her.
    43. Crayonsmith @ El Rey
    zzzzz
    42. Liars @ fucking everywhere
    Hey Thom, what happened to epic openers like Pulp, Sigur Ros, Spiritualized, Beck, etc? Everywhere else got Modeselektor, Bat for Lashes, Grizzly Bear...
    41. The Breeders @ Coachella
    I caught a song, then decided my time was better spent in the shade socializing. I didn't even bother to come back out when I heard "Cannonball."
    40. Stars @ Coachella
    Fell asleep. The weakest link in the BSS-affiliates collective.
    39. Fatboy Slim @ Coachella
    Fake sets from washed-up DJ's FTW.
    38. Dan Deacon @ Coachella
    Annoying.
    37. Death Cab for Cutie @ Coachella
    Boring and my phone was stolen during this.
    36. Ssion @ Mayan
    Interesting stage setup of cardboard flames.
    35. The Morning Benders @ Avalon
    I completely forgot I saw them so I can't really say.
    34. Pacifika @ Hollywood Bowl
    Ditto.
    33. Lavender Diamond @ Wiltern
    Pretty good.
    32. Mum @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    31. Smoosh @ Wiltern
    Ditto.
    30. Holy Fuck @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    29. Fuck Buttons @ Wiltern
    Ditto.
    28. Supergrass @ Avalon
    Ditto.
    27. Gogol Bordello @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    26. Aphex Twin @ Coachella
    Ditto.
    25. Islands @ El Rey
    Way better in 2006. They didn't seem very happy to be playing and the crowd didn't care about the new songs at all.
    24. Tilly & the Wall @ Mayan
    Lots of fun.
    23. Vermillion Lies @ Troubadour
    I just tried to listen to the songs on their myspace and never really did it, but they were a lot of fun live. Some would say gimmicky, and maybe so, but it was so much fun. WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?
    22. Love Grenades @ Echo
    The singer stroked my face and held my hand. Seriously.
    21. Goldfrapp @ Coachella
    Sound problems made what could have been amazing great.
    20. The Bird & the Bee @ Coachella
    Wonderful way to start the day.
    19. CSS @ Mayan
    Still lots of silly, mindless fun.
    18. Mogwai @ Wiltern
    Good way to prepare the ears for My Bloody Valentine. No "Mogwai Fear Satan?"
    17. Amanda Palmer @ Troubadour
    2 hour sets in support of an upcoming solo album from which only half the songs were actually played and a ukulele cover of "Creep" FTW.
    16. St. Vincent @ Coachella
    Holy shit, she can really shred.
    15. Battles @ Coachella
    Hella short, but any longer and everyone would have had heart attacks.
    14. Dresden Dolls @ Wiltern
    "Two Headed Boy" FTW.
    13. Metric @ Coachella
    Always a good time.
    12. Kraftwerk @ Coachella
    So it seems most of the originals are dead or otherwise gone now, and they don't really do anything up there but press play, but still cool.
    11. Feist @ Hollywood Bowl
    Often jaw-dropping.
    10. Sharon Jones @ Hollywood Bowl
    Attention, Amy Winehouse. This is what real soul sounds like.
    9. The Verve @ Coachella
    How the hell did Jack Johnson headline over the Verve? Only in American't.
    8. Asobi Seksu @ Echo
    After nearly four years of waiting, I finally get to see them. They were so good that I'm seriously considering catching both the LA and San Diego shows in March, assuming they play LA. Great way to spend Halloween.
    7. The Cure @ the Troubadour
    I will never say anything bad about myspace again. That is all.
    6. My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic 2
    My ears are still ringing from the apocalypse. I'm told I must really be in love if I gave up a front row spot to go hang out with a girl at the back of the venue, but meeting them backstage made up for not puking or being puked on up front.
    5. Roger Waters @ Coachella
    The clearest sound I've ever heard at a show, especially at a festival. And it was surround sound. And don't forget the fireworks, flamethrowers, flying pigs, and laser recreation of the DSOTM album cover. Trippiest fucking trip ever, and that was before I bummed some weed.
    4. Sigur Ros @ Copley Hall
    Mind-blowing set coupled with an incredible setlist = perfection. Gobbledigook is the ultimate in super happy fun times. I still have some of that confetti.
    3. Prince @ Coachella
    Really took everyone to school. The most fun party one can have in the desert. A set that ended at 1:01am with the most intense "Let's Go Crazy", plus Morris Day & Jerome for "Jungle Love", and a cover of "Creep?" Legendary.
    2. Portishead @ Coachella
    I still can't believe I actually saw them.
    1e. Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl 1
    I was a bit bummed that the show did not contain songs from the soundcheck like "new song", In Limbo, and the Idioteque with Hey Ya lyrics thrown in.
    1d. Radiohead @ Ford Amphitheater
    THE TOURIST
    1c. Radiohead @ Cruzan Amphitheater
    FIRST SHOW OF THE TOUR! First look at those crazy lights. And Bulletproof!
    1b. Radiohead @ Santa Barbara Bowl
    "Just cuz you're down in front, mate." *plays two notes* "It's a nice idea, though, I'll admit."
    Thom pwned me.
    1a. Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl 2
    First time hearing Talk Show Host (and my tenth show), Go Slowly, Cymbal Rush, still the only performance of Tell Me Why, and True Love Waits? Holy monk.
    Just wanted to make a general comment.

    I've never seen so many concerts that other people and myself have mutually attended than this year.

    I read about bands or DJs on this board and make my decision to go. I've never been one to say (as an example), "Well if Boourns is going to this one then I need to go".

    It's not till the end of the year when lists start getting posted that I realize that Iím frequently crossing paths throughout the year with the very same people that will be walking around the polo fields in April.

    Regardless of all the bitching and backbiting, there really is a commonality amongst us all. We all really do love music, some more than others (Boourns, 43 concerts may be an addiction).

    Thatís all.
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    I should probably be looking back at my 2008 ticket stubs, because there's probably some big oversights- but these were some pretty memorable ones for me.

    My top 10...

    1) The Hives-First Avenue Club in Minneapolis Feb '08. These guys just straight up know how to perform. Pure showmanship!!!
    2) Prince @ Coachella. I've never been the biggest fan of his, but now I understand why people love this guy so much. Incredible performance!
    3) Editors, Hot Hot Heat, & Louis XIV- Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis Jan '08. I went there to see Louis XIV and Hot Hot Heat. Those 2 lived up to it. I didn't know much about Editors going into the show (I didn't go to Coachella '07, just '06 and '08), and those dudes were fuckin amazing! A really good all around show.
    4) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- Minnesota State Fair Aug '08. This was the best of the 3 performances I had seen them this year. They were very good at Coachella, even better at Lollapalooza, but they were the best at the State Fair.
    5) Booka Shade @ Lollapalooza. I missed this duo at Coachella, so I was sure to see them at Lolla. If they were as good at Coachella as they were at Lolla, I missed out. They were one of the only electronic acts to play at Lolla, and had the side street leading up to the Citi stage rockin!!!
    6) Cut Copy and the Presets- Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis Oct '08. A really solid all-around good show. Cut Copy was every bit as good as they were at Coachella, and the Presets were damn good!
    7) Rage Against the Machine @ Lollapalooza- This performance I've waited more than 10 years for. It was worth the wait. They played with a lot of energy. I unfortunately couldn't attend Coachella '07, so it took me this long to see these guys finally.
    8) Boyz Noize @ Coachella- The best DJ act among many really good ones at Coachella '08 IMO. This dude blew the roof off the Sahara!
    9) Sia @ Coachella- She was very solid throughout her performace, but the last 4-5 songs she turned it up a notch, and just let that talented voice loose! She's really blew me away and ended her performance strong!
    10) Mark Ronson@Lollapalooza. It helps when you have a much kinder set time at Lolla than you do at Coachella. He had to go against the first part of Portishead at Coach. He went right before Kanye (and opposite Girl Talk) at Lolla. I think the crowd energy set this performance apart from Coach. Very Solid.

    A very honorable mention goes to-
    Rock the Garden: June 2008 at Minnesota Sculpture Garden/Walker Art Center- Bon Iver, Cloud Cult, the New Pornographers, and Andrew Bird. Everyone that performed there was really good, and it was a really good outdoor venue to see a show.

    Radiohead@Lolla- First time ever seeing them and they were very good. But It was a long hot day, and I was too fried to appreciate their performance more.

    VHSorBeta- 7th Street Entry (First Avenue Club) Minneapolis July '08. Every bit as good as Coachella, but in a more intimate club setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiopadp7791 View Post
    5) Booka Shade @ Lollapalooza. I missed this duo at Coachella, so I was sure to see them at Lolla. If they were as good at Coachella as they were at Lolla, I missed out. They were one of the only electronic acts to play at Lolla, and had the side street leading up to the Citi stage rockin!!!
    I really want to see them live. I missed the Coachella set too because 5 bands I wanted to see were playing at the same time that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    Just wanted to make a general comment.

    I've never seen so many concerts that other people and myself have mutually attended than this year.

    I read about bands or DJs on this board and make my decision to go. I've never been one to say (as an example), "Well if Boourns is going to this one then I need to go".

    It's not till the end of the year when lists start getting posted that I realize that Iím frequently crossing paths throughout the year with the very same people that will be walking around the polo fields in April.

    Regardless of all the bitching and backbiting, there really is a commonality amongst us all. We all really do love music, some more than others (Boourns, 43 concerts may be an addiction).

    Thatís all.
    Well, half the list is from one concert (Coachella), and half of the other half is opening acts. Some people here have seen a couple hundred. Not individual acts, but concerts this year.
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    1. Radiohead - Hollywood Bowl Night 2
    2. Flea + John Frusciante Secret Show - Troubadour
    3. Yeasayer - Troubadour
    4. Bloc Party - Mayan Theater
    5. Mars Volta - UC Irvine
    6. Hot Chip - Wiltern
    7. Soulwax - Hard
    8. Ratatat - Echoplex
    9. Friendly Fires - Mayan Theater
    10. Eastern Conference Champions - Crash Mansion

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    off the top of my head, unordered:

    - Animal Collective : Coachella
    - Radiohead : All Points West
    - the National : Sasquatch
    - Flaming Lips : Sasquatch
    - Sigur Ros : Benaroya
    - Dan Deacon : Bumbershoot
    - Girl Talk : All Points West
    - Wolf Parade + Foals : Neumo's
    - Grand Archives : Triple Door
    - Hot Chip : Showbox


    I must be forgetting a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSwan View Post
    1. Radiohead - Lollapalooza 2008
    2. Radiohead - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
    3. Thievery Corporation - Greek Theater
    4. Simian Mobile Disco & Cut Copy - Mezzanine
    5. Jamie Lidell - Lollapalooza 2008
    6. R.E.M. - Greek Theater
    7. The Raconteurs - Bimbo's 365
    8. Gnarls Barkley - Lollapalooza 2008
    9. Radiohead - Outside Lands
    10. Digitalism - Mezzanine
    When was SMD and Cut Copy at the Mezzanine and why wasn't I told?

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    'Twas April 26th.
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    This is the list of acts I saw this year from Jan - Dec.

    - From The Jam / Hugh Cornwall
    - Nada Surf / Port O'Brien
    - Editors
    - RyG
    - Ghostland Observatory
    - The Raconteurs
    - Coachella : Portishead, Kraftwerk, Prince, MMJ, RW, MGMT, Malkmus & The Jicks, DCFC, The Verve, The Breeders, Battles, Rogue Wave, Holy Fuck, The Raconteurs
    - Nick Cave
    - Primavera : MGMT, Tindersticks, Malkmus & The Jicks, Public Enemy, Swell Season, Port O'Brien, Bob Mould, Portishead, Dinosaur Jr., Lightspeed Champion, The Notwist
    - Radiohead / Bat for Lashes
    - The Police / Elvis Costello
    - JAMC
    - Radiohead
    - MFNW : Mogwai, Vampire Weekend, Nada Surf, Port O'Brien, Fuck Buttons, John Vanderslice, Helio Sequence
    - Nick Cave
    - The Raconteurs
    - MMJ
    - Ghostland Observatory
    - The Wedding Present
    - Franz Ferdinand
    - Vampire Weekend
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    Boourns what was that "incredible setlist" for Sigur Ros? And, care to elaborate on the story from Radiohead at the SB Bowl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I really want to see them live. I missed the Coachella set too because 5 bands I wanted to see were playing at the same time that day.
    Gosh... Well I'm sure there have been a million other threads started about "who we wanted/should've seen, but didn't". But that's the one problem with big festivals. There's usually an embarassment of riches as far as the people performing.

    But my pet peeves, and of course it all goes to your own personal taste, is when there is whole hour or two block of time when no one performing interests me, but then there's 3 acts I wanna see that are all playing at the same time lol. We all have countless examples of this lol.

    The other case, is when you just didn't know enough about the performer at the time (and yes, I try to do quite a bit of sampling from various artists performing leading up to the festival). And then afterward you realize how awesome he/she/they are, and that you should've seen them when you had the chance lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    Edited. Most likely the final product
    hey i was at the david byrne show too! Awesome show definitley worthy of adding to my top ten list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merznerve View Post
    hey i was at the david byrne show too! Awesome show definitley worthy of adding to my top ten list.
    No way!!! At first I told myself I wasnt gunna go because all the front seats were sold out and I didnt want seats in the back, But I ended up getting tix for the whole family and the fillmore is just fantastic from any point of view. I was really worried we were gunna be so far back but that place is perfect size.

    How fucking awesome was "Burning Down the House" with him in the tutu??
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    1. Prince @ Coachella
    2. Portishead @ Coachella
    3. Tom Petty/Steve Winwood @ Irvine
    4. George Michael @ MGM Grand in LV
    5. Kraftwerk @ Coachella
    6. Elton John @ Honda Center
    7. Yazoo @ Orpheum
    8. Goldfrapp @ Orpheum
    9. Mary J. Blige @ Hollywood Bowl
    10. Donna Summer @ Hollywood Bowl
    11. Diana Ross @ Fantasy Springs Casino
    12. Eric Burdon @ Spotlight 29 Casino
    13. STP @ Casino Morongo
    14. Tom Morello in Chicago
    15. Barry Manilow @ Kimmel
    16. James @ Anaheim HOB
    17. Jack Bruce @ Fantasy Springs Casino
    18. James Blunt @ The Palms in LV
    19. The Donnas in Yucca Valley
    20. Rufus Wainwright @ McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert
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    I don't know I can't remember all of them right now.

    Coachella - Portishead/The Racontuers/Slightly Stoopid
    Outsidelands - Radiohead/Black Moutain
    Street Scene - Beck/Micheal Franti
    NIN - Planet Hollywood, LV
    Slightly Stoopid - Orange County Fair
    Slightly Stoopid - The Independent, SF
    Atmosphere - HOB, LV
    Stephen Marley - The Joint, LV
    Barrington Levy - Reggae In The Desert, LV
    Slightly Stoopid - The Joint, LV
    Pepper - Hard Rock Pool, LV

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    1. Portishead (Coachella, 4/26)

    Everything else in alphabetical order:

    CSS (Treasure Island, 9/20)
    The Faint (Phoenix, AZ, 11/1)
    Goldfrapp (Coachella, 4/25)
    Nine Inch Nails (Las Vegas, NV, 12/13)
    Okkervil River (Phoenix, AZ, 9/25)
    Radiohead (San Diego, CA, 8/27)
    Radiohead (Santa Barbara, CA, 8/28)
    Sigur Ros (Phoenix, AZ, 9/30)
    Simian Mobile Disco (Coachella, 4/27)
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    Hmmmmmmm, alot of EDM down here

    1.Kayne West, Glow in the Dark Tour at Nokia Center (Night 2)
    2.ATB at HSII
    3.MSTRKRFT at Henry Fonda (the show in September)
    4.Deadmau5 at HARD
    5.Soulwax at HARD
    6.Moby at EDC
    7.SebastiAn at HARD (I had so much fun during his set)
    8.2ManyDJs at HARD (ok so I actually heard them from outside while i was waiting in line, but damn they sounded great)
    9.Audio Bullys at O2 Wireless Festival in London
    10.Daft Punk at HARD

    I still have TAO on NYE, and Im sure the list will be different after but Ill probably forget about this to update

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillDancing View Post
    9.Audio Bullys at O2 Wireless Festival in London
    Really? They were horrible when they spun before Daft Punk at Coachella in '06
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    1. Gogol Bordello - 8/1 The Metro
    2. Metallica - 12/15 San Diego
    3. Band Of Horses - 8/28 Orpheum
    4. Justice - Coachella 2008
    5. Radiohead - 8/19 Vancouver
    6. Bad Religion - HOB Anaheim 3/1 night B setlist
    7. Portishead - Coachella 2008
    8. Jay Z - Pemberton Festival
    9. Mstrkrft/Felix Cartal - Fist of God tour @ Celebrities
    10. Matt Nathanson - 10/29 HOB Sunset

    updated list.... I forgot Band of Horses in my original post....excellent excellent show of theirs... and added a Metallica show...
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    1. John '00' Fleming - Vanguard, Hollywood
    2. Sasha and Digweed - TAO, Los Angeles
    3. Aphex Twin - Coachella
    4. John Digweed - Vanguard, Hollywood
    5. Dave Seaman - Avalon, Hollywood
    6. Deadmau5 - Coachella
    7. Above and Beyond - Love Fest, San Francisco
    8. Sasha and Digweed - Coachella
    9. Lee Coombs - TAO, Los Angeles
    10. Gogol Bordello - Coachella

    Yes, I like Sasha and Digweed.
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