Thursday, December 28, 2006

Favorite Shows of 2006

1 - STINKING LIZAVETA
5/22 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI

Definitely my current favorite live band.
No one else even comes close.


2 - GOB IRON / JAY FARRAR / ANDERS PARKER
11/5 - Park West - Chicago, IL

Two of my favorite singer/songwriters on their own and then together.
I'm surprised my head didn't explode.

3 - BIG STAR
10/1 - Taste Of Saint Louis - St. Louis, MO

Big Star!
Alex Chilton AND Jon Auer!

4 - MELISSA FERRICK
8/26 - FitzGerald's - Berwyn, IL

Best Melissa show I've ever seen.
I wish I could go back in time and see/hear it again.


5 - SON VOLT
1/28 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL

Son Volt was ON this night.
Oh, and lots of smiles and a set list from Andrew.


6 - THE LEMONHEADS
12/7 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

So good to see Evan with a band again.

7 - SOUL ASYLUM
11/11 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

This was definitely the best of the 4 Soul Asylum shows I saw this year.
Plus I got to hear Veil Of Tears, Cartoon, AND Closer To The Stars.


8 - BOB MOULD

2/18 - Old Town School Of Folk - Chicago, IL
Bob Mould!
Celebrated Summer!

9 - RADIO BIRDMAN
9/2 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

Sweaty, smoky, and amazing.
Funny how there were at least 3 vehicles full of Madisonians there.

10 - OKKERVIL RIVER
10/6 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
For Real.

11 - ART BRUT
10/12 - Metro - Chicago, IL

Bang Bang Rock & Roll.
Exactly.


12 - JASON RINGENBERG / MATTHEW GRIMM & THE RED SMEAR
6/17 - Busted Lift - Dubuque, IA

I STILL can't believe that we almost didn't go to this show.
Oh, and Jason called me "Darling".

13 - THE DIRTBOMBS / DEADSTRING BROTHERS / TRANSMITTERS
6/8 - Blueberry Hill's Duck Room - St Louis, MO

I'll say it again...DIRTY ROCK 'N ROLL!

14 - MOON MAAN
7/2 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI

Slide guitar AND theremin.

15 - THE BOTTLE ROCKETS

1/27 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
Jeff Tweedy joined the band for Casino Queen!
RIP - My Canon Power Shot G1.


16 - THE HANDSOME FAMILY / JIM WHITE
2/10 - Orpheum Stage Door - Madison, WI

Arlene, the always hilarious Rennie, and the extremely charming Jim White.

17 - THE HOLD STEADY
12/9 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY

LOUISVILLE!

18 - AIMEE MANN / CHRIS MILLS
6/24 - Barrymore Theater - Madison, WI
Perfect pairing.
Good to see a crowd actually paying attention to Chris as an opener.


19 - SHAKY
7/7 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI

Like A Hurricane AND Brendan!

20 - MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SO'S
8/25 - Annex - Madison, WI

Only time I saw them headlining this year.
They still didn't play long enough.


1 comment:

steve said...

Wow I can't believe I only was attending 2 of your top 20 shows...
then again you have wheels and
travel time. Thanks for the
Shakey/Brendan mention! Some people
are just kinda born rock stars!
heh heh aaaaaaaa GO SHAKEY GO!