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    In order, I think:

    1. Sigur Ros - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - LA
    2. Radiohead - Jobing.com Arena - PHX
    3. D'Angelo - House of Blues Sunset Strip - LA
    4. My Morning Jacket (Night 3) - Wiltern - LA
    5. Liars - Fonda - LA
    6. Grizzly Bear - Greek - LA
    7. Sigur Ros - Paramount - Seattle
    8. Steve Reich w/ Bang on a Can All-Stars - Disney - LA
    9. Ty Segall - Troubadour - LA
    10. Hot Snakes - Alex's Bar - Long Beach
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


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    In no particular order:
    Whores, opening for Kylesa at the Jinx, Savannah GA. Amazing noise rock, cannot wait for the full length. (It was actually 12-30-11, so sue me.)
    NoMeansNo, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX. Once again, one of the tightest bands I've ever seen, and the old men have more energy than most half their ages.
    Floor, The Friends of Statts benefit, Savannah GA. The guitarist/singer from Torche's old band. That guitar tone, FFFFUUUUCCCKKKK.
    The Men, Savannah Stopover, Savannah, GA. Didn't seem happy to be there, played, left. Great anyway.
    Red Fang, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX. The middle of a blazing Texas day is not how I wanted to see these guys, but I really enjoyed their set. Would love to see them in a club.
    Black Tusk, Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites, Austin TX. After a long day of music, and having seen them a bunch of times in Savannah, they absolutely blew me away with how much fun they were having on stage.
    Refused, Atlanta, GA/Austin TX. Great both times, but Austin was pretty magical and perhaps the best outdoor sound I've ever encountered.
    Surfer Blood, Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites, Austin TX. Not as great as when I saw them open for the Pixies, but still top ten of the year.
    High on Fire, The Jinx, Savannah GA. Amazing. Loud.
    Superchunk, Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites, Austin TX. Legends, playing from a legendary catalog with skill and energy. Will always be in my top ten any year I see them.

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    Chris, how in hell is another Radiohead show at an arena better than D'Angelo rebirthing soul in front of our eyes in the House of Blues?
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    I'm tellin' you... that particular Radiohead show was something else. Sasha, Lingo, and Chris were all gushing. I thought it was just me since that was my first time seeing them...
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    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater
    Tycho - 9/20 - Emo's
    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    1. Refused - Coachella, 4/13
    2. Pulp - Coachella, 4/13
    3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Pitchfork Fest, Chicago, 7/14
    4. Swans w/A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Firebird, STL 10/23
    5. Sleigh Bells w/Elite Gymnastics - The Blue Note, Columbia 4/23
    6. Melvins w/Unsane - Firebird, STL 5/03
    7. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Sprint Center, KC 11/17
    8. Fiona Apple - The Midland Theater, KC 7/17
    9. The Magnetic Fields - The Sheldon, STL 11/14
    10. Mission of Burma - Mojo's, Columbia 4/05

    (I only listed the openers if I feel that they elevated the show. Also, KC = Kansas City, STL = St. Louis)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Chris, how in hell is another Radiohead show at an arena better than D'Angelo rebirthing soul in front of our eyes in the House of Blues?
    See below....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    I'm tellin' you... that particular Radiohead show was something else. Sasha, Lingo, and Chris were all gushing. I thought it was just me since that was my first time seeing them...
    Both Chris' you mean.

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    Radiohead people
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    Still pretty serious about this.

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    I'm just sayin', Radiohead at their best haven't astounded me like D'Angelo did at the House of Blues.
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    1) Radiohead--coachella 4/14
    2) Grizzly Bear--Greek Theatre 10/10
    3) Franz Ferdinand--Glasshouse 8/14
    4) Beck--El Rey 5/24
    5) Tame Impala--El Rey 11/16
    6) Local Natives--Satellite 10/23
    7) Jack White--Wiltern 5/31
    8) M83--Club Nokia 1/12
    9) Papa--Echo 5/3
    10) Alberta Cross/Everest--Troubadour 7/24

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Both Chris' you mean.
    Ah, good to hear! We didn't really get a chance to talk at that particular show.
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    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater
    Tycho - 9/20 - Emo's
    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I'm just sayin', Radiohead at their best haven't astounded me like D'Angelo did at the House of Blues.
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    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


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    I am going to wait until the year is over but AEROSMITH last night is definitely a contender
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    I'm still seeing Sunn O))) and the Mountain Goats again this year (both made it into my list) so there's a chance for things to change before year's end.

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    1. Jack White @ Sasquatch
    2. The Roots @ Sasquatch
    3. Bon Iver @ Sasquatch
    4. Pretty Lights @ Sasquatch
    5. Nobody Beats The Drum @ Sasquatch
    6. Tenacious D @ Sasquatch
    7. Beck @ Sasquatch
    8. Childish Gambino @ Sasquatch
    9. Dry The River @ Sasquatch
    10. THEESatisfaction @ Sasquatch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    That was my first and second time seeing Spiritualized. In fact, the only act on my list that I've seen prior is the Tallest Man on Earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    4. Atlas Sound - Eagle Rock Center for the Arts (2/24) - I've seen Bradford perform in various iterations over 20 times, so at this point he shouldn't be able to astound me as much as he still does. This set was the best Atlas Sound set I've ever witnessed. Fresh off Parallax, he performed the entire show solo. However, unlike previous solo Atlas Sound sets, which have either been ambient loop-based fares or acoustic shows, he decided to go all out. The set featured only a few tracks, but he built every song from the ground up, playing live drums to a sampler and then performing every instrument on his own. This was the later show, so he was pretty drunk and also completely in the zone. What followed was just great, and I hope he can do something this spectacular again.
    I was at this same show and I agree with you. Excellent set.

    Wasn't that venue weird/interesting? It was like and old church.

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    1. The Field - FYF Fest 9/2/12
    2. Radiohead – H.P. Pavilion 4/11/12
    3. Sigur Ros – Outside Lands 8/11/12
    4. Jeff Mangum – Coachella 2012 4/14/12
    5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Great American Music Hall 4/20/12
    6. Beck – Sasquatch Music Festival 2012 5/28/12
    7. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Outside Lands 8/10/12
    8. Modeselektor – Coachella 2012 4/15/12
    9. St. Vincent – Sasquatch Music Festival 2012 5/26/12
    10. Tame Impala – The Fillmore 11/15/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Sandwich View Post
    I was at this same show and I agree with you. Excellent set.

    Wasn't that venue weird/interesting? It was like and old church.
    I love that place so much. It's actually an old library from the Spanish era of Los Angeles. Great place to see a show.
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    I need to decide if I should treat the three nights of MMJ at the Wiltern as one event on my list or separate them. Because it would drastically change things.

    Still have Sufjan, The Aquabats, and Ty Segall to round out 2012. Its been an amazing year.

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    Top 5

    Punk Rock Picnic - Irvine 4/28
    Tool - Tucson 1/17
    DJ Qbert - MIM/Monarch Theater 11/3
    Radiohead - Jobing 3/15
    Roger Waters - USAC 5/15

    Top 6-10

    Melvins Lite - Crescent 10/22
    Webb All-Stars - Baked Potato 10/14
    Suicidal Tendencies - Marquee 9/21
    John Fogerty - AZ State Fair 10/19
    A Perfect Circle - Planet Hollywood 12/31

    Top 11-15

    Garbage - Marquee 4/17
    Willie Nelson - Pepsi Amp 7/10
    Public Image Ltd. - Marquee 10/30
    The Jacksons - Comerica 7/18
    Radioactive Chickenheads - CIAA 3/17

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    I need to decide if I should treat the three nights of MMJ at the Wiltern as one event on my list or separate them. Because it would drastically change things.

    Still have Sufjan, The Aquabats, and Ty Segall to round out 2012. Its been an amazing year.
    I decided to not include multiple performances from one artist on my top 10 list. I choose the best one out the bunch for artists I saw multiple times.

    And I agree, this year was an amazing year for music. After the 1-2 punch of Refused in Pomona and Dre and Snoop at Coachella, I was convinced those were going to be my top 2 shows for the year. Im not finished yet, but Refused ended up as #2 and Dre and Snoop didn't make top 5. Insane year for live music.
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    Sufjan won't make anyone's lust unless you truly love Christmas carols.

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    More a comment on what I have left and the year still rolling on strong in December, but the experience is of equal importance (in some cases more important) than the music on its own. A lot of Sufjan's christmas songs are his own originals not just standard carols as well. Also, CHRISTMAS.

    And the thing with the three nights of MMJ was that there were no repeated songs and oddly no talking any nights besides a thank you. It felt like one giant concert with breaks during the days and other bands going on in between them. Its hard to explain, but it was the ultimate experience I had this year and would certainly be #1 by miles if I list it as such.

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    1. Refused @ Glass House
    2. Radiohead @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
    3. M83 @ Riviera Theater
    5. Dr Dre/Snoop @ Coachella
    6. Metallica @ GM Place
    7. Jeff Mangum @ Coachella
    8. Azealia Banks @ Coachella
    9. Grouplove @ Coachella
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    I looked at last year's thread and saw my #2 was two separate nights of Bon Iver. Looking back I should have just picked the.first night. But yeah, your situation is slightly different since they didn't play any repeats.

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    Dre at Coachella
    Sigur Ros at OSL
    Beck at Bimbos
    Bruce Springsteen at Fenway
    Bon Iver at Coachella

    really the only ones that stand out for me

    11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena

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    Not a thing from SXSW?

    And are you guys referring to the Ty Segall show at the Smell? I found out today that, should that actually occur, I will definitely be able to make it. STOKED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    1. Jack White @ Sasquatch
    2. The Roots @ Sasquatch
    3. Bon Iver @ Sasquatch
    4. Pretty Lights @ Sasquatch
    5. Nobody Beats The Drum @ Sasquatch
    6. Tenacious D @ Sasquatch
    7. Beck @ Sasquatch
    8. Childish Gambino @ Sasquatch
    9. Dry The River @ Sasquatch
    10. THEESatisfaction @ Sasquatch
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    In no real order...

    Radiohead - Jobing Arena
    Beck - El Rey
    James Blake - FYF
    The Weeknd - Hollywood Forever
    Michael Kiwanuka - Outside Lands
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Outside Lands
    Nicolas Jaar - FYF
    Refused - Coachella
    Pharcyde - the Roxy
    Wilco - Palladium

    HMs:
    Liars - Fonda
    Ty Segall - Troubadour
    Erykah Badu - Wiltern
    Black Star - Nokia
    ZZ Ward - Soda Bar
    Metz - Soda Bar

    still got a few good ones left. it's been an amazing year... so many great shows i left off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Not a thing from SXSW?
    couldn't get into a lot of the indie shows, but was at the 2 Chainz show when he brought out Kanye, absolutely insane.

    11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena

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