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    Default Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    This thread is for you to list the best shows you saw in 2009, outside of the Coachella/Bonnaroo/Glastonbury sets, etc. As in, an individual show that you saw with a band headlining.

    I'm assuming many of our concert years are over, so it's safe to have a final tally now.

    Mine:

    1. Nine Inch Nails - Fonda
    2. Underworld - Fox Oakland
    3. Mogwai - Orpheum
    4. Grizzly Bear - Wiltern
    5. Dirty Projectors - Troubadour
    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. Wilco/Grizzly Bear - Centennial Hall
    2. Gang Gang Dance - The Troubadour
    3. Bat for Lashes - Fonda
    4. Animal Collective - The Rialto
    5. Mono - Club Congress
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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Yorke--Orpheum
    Fever Ray--Fonda
    Prodigy--Palladium
    Pixies--Palladium
    Phoenix--Wiltern

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. My Bloody Valentine - El Rey
    2. Fever Ray - O2 Shepherds Bush/Fonda/Glasshouse
    3. Pixies - Palladium
    4. M83 - Koko
    5. Animal Collective - Wiltern

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. The Pixies - Paramount Theater night 2
    2. The Sounds - Commodore Ballroom
    3. The Prodigy - WAMU Theater
    4. The Cranberries - Club Nokia
    5. Limp Bizkit - The Pearl
    Last edited by paulb; 12-19-2009 at 12:38 PM.
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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    the vast VAST majority of the best sets I saw this year were at festivals. if you remove all festival sets... shit, I'm not even going to bother.

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    3. Muse - Gibson Amphitheater
    that counts as non-festival?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    that counts as non-festival?
    If it doesnt.. I could change it for Cranberries...
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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. Fever Ray - Glass House
    2. Dan Deacon Ensemble - Mezzanine
    3. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros- Belly Up
    4. Dirty Projectors - Casbah
    5. The Slew - Key Club

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    In no particular order.

    Depeche Mode - Hollywood Bowl
    Mew - Fonda
    The Flaming Lips - Fox Theater
    Fever Ray - The Glass House
    Thursday (WATT show) - Knitting Factory

    Edit - Completely forgot about Yorke at the Echoplex. It's tie somewhere in the list.
    Last edited by Derekx; 12-19-2009 at 01:09 PM.
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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    MBV at coachella would be number 2 but...

    1. Depeche Mode- Honda center
    2. Depeche Mode- Hollywood Bowl night 1
    3. Fever Ray- Glasshouse
    4. Morrissey- Fox Pomona
    5. Nine Inch Nails- Irvine Amp.

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. Thom Yorke - The Orpheum
    2. Pixies - The Palladium
    3. U2 - The Rose Bowl
    4. Depeche Mode - Hollywood Bowl
    5. Wilco - The Wiltern

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    I only got 3 good concerts this year that i went to.

    Spleen United - Tivoi, Copenhagen
    Green Day - Forum, Copenhagen
    Kaiser Chiefs - Tivoli, Copenhagen

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Non-festival:
    1. St Vincent - el Rey
    2. Jarvis Cocker - wiltern
    3. My bloody valentine - el rey
    4. Asobi Seksu - el rey
    5. Metric - wiltern

    Festival:
    1. Blur - Glastonbury
    2. Paul McCartney - Coachella
    3. Neil Young - Glastonbury
    4. Leonard Cohen -Coachella
    5. Bat for Lashes - Glastonbury
    Last edited by Boourns; 12-21-2009 at 11:03 AM.
    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    NIN - Fonda
    NIN - Wiltern
    Animal Collective - Troubadour
    Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Club Nokia
    Mastodon - Palladium

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Faust - Buster's Backroom Billiards (yes, krautrock legends in a fucking pool hall)
    Jay-Z - Bank of Kentucky Center
    Flaming Lips - Lifestyles Community Pavillion
    Deerhunter/No Age/Dan Deacon round robin - Southgate House
    Butthole Surfers - Newport Music Hall

    As you can see from the first three in this list, the midwest has really stupid names for venues.

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    1. Nine Inch Nails - Fonda
    2. Monsters of Folk - Copley Symphony Hall
    3. Wilco - The Joint
    4. Jimmy Eat World - House of Blues
    5. Flaming Lips - Del Mar Racetrack

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    Dungen - Mohawk
    Gogol Bordello - Stubb's
    Animal Collective - Stubbs's
    El Guincho - Aura
    Los Amigos Invisibles - Ananá

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    5. Limp Bizkit - The Pearl

    Does Limp Bizkit actually play? I didnt know they still did music.
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    You know a festival is in the process of dying when you start to see sports jerseys there....

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    I didn't know they ever started.

    But they did a reunion tour this year which consisted of euro metal fests and that gig in Vegas.
    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    I remember hearing somewhere that they have a new album coming out next year

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. them crooked vultures(wiltern) - a big part is because i had been on i.v.'s and in the hospital for a couple weeks and it was just the right time for something like that.

    2. nin(echoplex) - a good bookend to my first show in the early 90's

    3. grizzly bear(wiltern) - took my nephew who is a great musician and really coming into his own, they blew his, and my mind

    4. killers(uci) - laugh all you want, my sis and i took my mom to see them for her birthday and it was a great night with the most amazing mom in the world

    5. not sure on the 5th one yet, but since it hasn't been a year since this show i will include it: snoop dog at the glasshouse on 12/26/08. hung out with my friend who runs coachella that night(don't get too do that as much as i would like to), heard so many songs that were a part of my youth, saw a bunch of cops inside who had to be on a contact high, and my feet almost froze because it was so damn cold hanging out outside that night(car read 39 degrees when i left). good times.

    so as you can see, pretty much all of the shows had quite a bit of emotion involved, not all to do with the actual band on stage, but i am considering the whole night as part of the "show".

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    I see Nine Inch Nails are at the top of everyone's list this year

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Why are festival gigs excluded?
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Needless to say:
    1) NINE INCH NAILS-Aragon Ballroom, Night one

    2) Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Aragon Ballroom

    3) Death Cab for Cutie/Ra Ra Riot-War Memorial in Sacramento

    (Wow the top 3 are pretty emo-oh well)

    4) Dr. John-South Lake Tahoe

    5) Explosions the Sky-Congress Theater

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Why are festival gigs excluded?
    because chris created the thread

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    1. Nine Inch Nails - Echoplex
    2. Nine Inch Nails - Wiltern
    3. Wilco - Wiltern
    4. Thom Yorke - Orpheum
    5. Grizzly Bear - Wiltern

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    The Flaming Lips-Fox Theatre
    The Prodigy-Palladium
    Simian Mobile Disco-The Mayan
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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Fever Ray - Metro
    Nine Inch Nails - Aragon Ballroom (night two)
    Pixies - Aragon Ballroom
    The Prodigy - Congress Theater
    Phoenix - Aragon Ballroom

    Quote Originally Posted by WizardIsAboutToDie View Post
    Yorke--Orpheum
    Fever Ray--Fonda
    Prodigy--Palladium
    Pixies--Palladium
    Phoenix--Wiltern
    Nice (alarmingly similar to my own) list of shows.

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    Default Re: Top 5 (Non-Festival) Shows You Witnessed in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    1. Nine Inch Nails - Wiltern
    2. Underworld - Fox Oakland
    3. Mogwai - Orpheum
    4. Grizzly Bear - Wiltern
    5. Dirty Projectors - Troubadour
    Glad to see you finally came around when it mattered.

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