Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2008 Favorites

You've been eagerly awaiting everyone's top 2008 lists, here's mine!!
(I'm sure i'm forgetting something)

top shows in no order:
February 5, Flogging Molly @ Beaumont
March 6, Gogol Bordello @ Beaumont
March 29, Carbon/Silicon @ Record Bar
May 1, William Elliot Whitmore @ Jackpot Saloon
May 8, Murder By Death @ Record Bar
May 16 & 17 Dinosaur Jr, Okkervil River, Trail Of the Dead, The National, Broken Social Scene, ATP Festival @ Minehead, UK
July 15, Dropkick Murphys @ Beaumont
July 19 Foo Fighters @ Kemper Arena
July 20, Willie Nelson @ Liberty Hall
August 6, Cute Lepers @ Record Bar
Sept 26, Dinosuar Jr, Built To Spill, MeatPuppets@ Terminal 5
October 21, American Catastrophe/Olympic Size @ Czar Bar
October 23, Toadies @ Beaumont
December 10, Gaslight Anthem/Eagles Of Death Metal @ The Midland

Favorite Records of 2008 (in no particular order)
The AKA's- Everybody Make Some Noise
Good Riddance-Remain in Memory: The Final Show
The Deadly Sins-Selling Our Weakness
The Gaslight Anthem- The '59 Sound
Two Cow Garage-Speaking In Cursive
Smoking Popes-Stay Down
Valient Thorr-Immortalizer
Drag The River-You Can't Live This Way
Murder By Death- Red Tooth of Claw