Best Concert of 2012

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  • halszka123 wrote:
    Gentleman (reggae) - Opole, Poland. This man simply love the music and people. He went into the audience singing and than stopped there to listen how his wife is singing on the stage (she is in choir). Amazing.

    i get that.so powerful to break that barrier...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqR_Z6tzQBs
    Michael Franti - Hey Hey Hey (Live @ GM Place, Vancouver, 4.1.2010)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFPobQ-ewiA
  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    Finally saw Radiohead tonight and last night after months of waiting. For me, they are definitely the best concert of 2012. I thoroughly recommend them and cant wait to see them again though I guess I'll be waiting a few years. Awesome band!!! :D :D
  • Pearl Jam - Forum, Copenhagen
    Chris Cornell - Royal Theater Copenhagen
    Pearl Jam - Globen,Stockholm
    Mark Lanegan - Amagerbio Copenhagen
    Run away my son. See it all. Oh see the world.
  • kasedougkasedoug The Golden StatePosts: 2,630
    Gary Clark Jr. threw his hat in the ring this past week for one of the best shows I've seen this year, maybe ever.

    1. Bruce Springsteen @ LA Sports Arena (First time I've ever seen him. It was the eve of my birthday so it ended up being really special)
    1A. Gary Clark Jr. @ Troubadour
    2. The Jack White experience (Mayan, Wiltern x2, Outside Lands, "B" show in the woods @ OSL, and Bridge School. You really have to see him multiple times to get the full experience with both bands.)
    3. My Morning Jacket's 3 night stand at the Wiltern (~67 songs over three nights with NO repeats)

    Honorable Mention: Black Keys @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Other Lives @ El Rey, Wilco @ Hollywood Bowl, Beck @ El Rey, Coachella sets (Gary Clark Jr., The Hives, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg), & Outside Lands as a whole.

    Few more shows to go this year including The Joy Formidable @ Troubadour, Soundgarden @ Fonda
  • SH17171SH17171 Posts: 425
    Mastodon
    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out
  • MissPennyLaneMissPennyLane Redondo Beach, CAPosts: 617
    kasedoug wrote:
    Gary Clark Jr. threw his hat in the ring this past week for one of the best shows I've seen this year, maybe ever.

    Can't wait to look back years from now on seeing him at the Troubadour, easily my favorite show this year.

    I am very excited for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Troub again Dec. 21
  • djklambakedjklambake PHX, AZPosts: 2,503
    For me... Radiohead, Glendale, AZ, 3/15

    And the recent Japandroids show here in Tempe was pretty damn rad.

    Of course, there's Eddie's show in PHX. That was magical.

    Good god...I wrote magical...
    6/27/98 - East Troy, WI
    6/29/06 - Milwaukee, WI
    9/25/11 - Vancouver, BC
    11/4/12 - (Eddie Vedder) Phoenix, AZ
    11/1/13 - New Orleans, LA
    11/19/13 - Phoenix, AZ
    11/21/13 - San Diego, CA
    10/12/14 - Austin, TX
    10/22/14 - Denver, CO
    8/22/16 - Chicago, IL (Wrigley 2)
  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 5,929
    PJ in Missoula
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • I've got to give it to Jack White in Montreal with the guy's band. I saw him with both bands, but he was just on fire that night. A close second (and maybe number 1 depending on my mood) would be Bruce Springsteen in Ottawa. 3 hour show, amazing.
    Believe me, when I was growin up, I thought the worst thing you could turn out to be was normal, So I say freaks in the most complementary way. Here's a song by a fellow freak - E.V
  • kenny olavkenny olav Posts: 3,315
    Radiohead in Mansfield, MA
    Wilco in Newport, RI
    My Morning Jacket in Brooklyn, NY
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    back in my i said this...

    ryan adams sydney opera house february 28th. 8-)


    but since then ive seen radiohead...

    ... so im gonna have to say RADIOHEAD sydney entertainment centre november 12th is my gig of the year.
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,711
    My favourite shows this year would be:

    1. The Afghan Whigs - Factory Theatre, Sydney

    2. Pearl Jam - Manchester 2
    3. Pearl Jam - Manchester 1
    4. Mark Lanegan Band, Hi-Fi, Sydney
    5. Ryan Adams - Sydney Opera House
    6. Black Keys - Sydney Entertainment Centre
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    goldrush wrote:
    5. Ryan Adams - Sydney Opera House

    HA! i thought that was you. ;) 8-)
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,949
    Updated to include Soundgarden
    1. 29-Sep - Ben Harper
    2. 16-Sep - Soundgarden
    3. 15-May - Mark Lanegan
    4. 16-Sep - Glen Hansard
    5. 25-Jan - Tool
    6. 16-Oct - Rush
    7. 07-Apr - Mastodon/Opeth
    8. 03-Oct - The Afghan Whigs
    9. 26-Apr - Supersuckers/Nashville Pussy
    10. 28-Apr - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    11. 10-May - Big Wreck
    12. 17-Aug - Grace Potter & the Noctournals
    13. 14-Jun - Bad Religion
    14. 27-Mar - Andrew WK
    15. 01-Mar - Young the Giant
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,949
    edited November 2012
    Updated to include Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    1. 29-Sep - Ben Harper
    2. 19-Nov - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    3. 16-Nov - Soundgarden
    4. 15-May - Mark Lanegan
    5. 16-Sep - Glen Hansard
    6. 25-Jan - Tool
    7. 16-Oct - Rush
    8. 07-Apr - Mastodon/Opeth
    9. 03-Oct - The Afghan Whigs
    10. 26-Apr - Supersuckers/Nashville Pussy
    11. 28-Apr - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    12. 10-May - Big Wreck
    13. 17-Aug - Grace Potter & the Noctournals
    14. 14-Jun - Bad Religion
    15. 27-Mar - Andrew WK
    16. 01-Mar - Young the Giant
    Post edited by uninnocent- on
  • 1. Jack White Asheville NC
    2. Tool Atlanta
    3. Jack white Atlanta
    4. Foo Fighters Atlanta
    5. FLorence and the Machine ATL
    6. Joan Jett Atlanta
    7. Pearl Jam atlanta

    Not the best year of music for me.... Although, first 4 fucking ROCKED!!!!
    restless soul... enjoy your youth
  • pj8pj8 Posts: 389
    1. Eddie Vedder - Dallas 11/15
    2. Radiohead - Dallas 3/5
    3. Collective Soul - Tulsa 6/4
    4. Toadies - New Braunfels 9/1
    5. Noel Gallagher's HFB - Dallas 11/7
    6. Toadies - Ft. Worth 10/13
    7. Toadies - Dallas 6/16
    8. Chicago - Dallas 7/21
    9. Collective Soul - Dallas 6/3

    The reason I put the other Collective Soul show last is because the venue (House of Blues) sucked. The worst sound I have ever heard at a venue. I debated putting it above the Chicago show because I got to meet Collective Soul before the show but since this is just for the show itself I'd have to put it last. The first 3 shows on the list especially were incredible.
  • RW81233RW81233 Posts: 2,392
    I've only seen the 2nd night of the big fest in Philly this year (besides student open mics) and loved it. However, looking forward to AWOLNATION at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore in 2 weeks+. Their album is a family favorite (including the little guy who goes nuts for nearly every song but especially Sail, MF, and Knights of Shame). Hoping for awesomeness.
  • boyo79boyo79 Warrington, UKPosts: 6,525
    My gigs this year....

    23/5 The Stone Roses, Warrington
    17/6 Chris Cornell, Manchester
    20/6 Pearl Jam, Manchester
    21/6 Pearl Jam, Manchester
    28/7 Eddie Vedder/Glen Hansard, Manchester
    1/11 The Civil Wars/The Lumineers, Liverpool
    9/11 Soundgarden, London

    Been an amazing gig year for me, before this year my last (music) gig had been Pearl Jam in August 2009!

    Already got 4 gigs lined up for 2013, all in February - Glen Hansard, Brad, Deftones and The Lumineers :D
    2000: Manchester
    2006: Dublin; Leeds; Arnhem
    2007: London
    2009: Manchester
    2012: Manchester I & II : EV Manchester : Soundgarden Shepherds Bush
    2013: Brad Manchester : Soundgarden Manchester
    2014: Amsterdam I & II; Berlin; Leeds; Milton Keynes
    2018: Berlin; London II; Boston II

    Bootleg Reviews: http://pjbootlegreviews.blogspot.com/
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,949
    I have two more to add after this past weekend:
    1. 29-Sep - Ben Harper
    2. 19-Nov - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    3. 16-Nov - Soundgarden
    4. 15-May - Mark Lanegan
    5. 16-Sep - Glen Hansard
    6. 25-Jan - Tool
    7. 16-Oct - Rush
    8. 23-Nov - The Who
    9. 07-Apr - Mastodon/Opeth
    10. 03-Oct - The Afghan Whigs
    11. 26-Apr - Supersuckers/Nashville Pussy
    12. 28-Apr - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    13. 10-May - Big Wreck
    14. 25-Nov - The Gaslight Anthem/The Joy Formidable
    15. 17-Aug - Grace Potter & the Noctournals
    16. 14-Jun - Bad Religion
    17. 27-Mar - Andrew WK
    18. 01-Mar - Young the Giant
  • hgpjam11hgpjam11 Posts: 1,328
    I've only got these:

    1. PJ Missoula
    2. EV & Glen Hansard Memphis
    3. EV & Glen Hansard Houston

    This week, Band of Horses
    I win.
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,949
    hgpjam11 wrote:
    I've only got these:

    1. PJ Missoula
    2. EV & Glen Hansard Memphis
    3. EV & Glen Hansard Houston

    This week, Band of Horses

    It's not always about quantity, sometimes quality rules, and I think your list is awesome. I would trade most of my shows this year for just one PJ.
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,136
    Great year for concerts!

    In no specific order:

    PJ/X in AMS - the warm vibe at the 10C gathering, the canals & the new friends we met made this very special

    Stone Roses w/Justice Tonight Band/Primal Scream in Manchester UK - my first ever massive outdoor UK gig!

    Kasabian at Coachella (tent) - the excitement level was amazing because they rarely play the U.S.

    James at the El Rey in L.A. - is there a better frontman than Tim Booth?

    Pulp at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA - Jarvis is almost as good as Tim Booth!

    Pulp at Coachella (main stage) -seeing them perform "Common People" at a festival was amazing!

    Jesus & Mary Chain at Hollywood Park - witnessed a genuine Reid bros. shouting match backstage

    Wilco at various venues in L.A.

    Band of Horses at the Troubadour

    MMJ at the Wiltern
  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    hgpjam11 wrote:
    I've only got these:

    1. PJ Missoula
    2. EV & Glen Hansard Memphis
    3. EV & Glen Hansard Houston

    This week, Band of Horses

    It's not always about quantity, sometimes quality rules, and I think your list is awesome. I would trade most of my shows this year for just one PJ.

    Well said about quality ruling over quantity. I saw this list too and thought how awesome it would be to see PJ and Eddie in one year. We were lucky enough to see Eddie in March last year downunder and he did quite a few shows in our country, but PJ havent been out here since '09 and many of us are getting antsy - we figure they're due next year. Ive had a good year myself cos as I mentioned before, I saw Radiohead and they were as good as you can get live. Next year we may get Soundgarden, PJ and I'm seeing Kiss and Motley Crue in March. So it could be a big year for us downunder concert-wise with many other artists coming out as well.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,283
    Between concerts being my absolute favorite thing and 3 music related internships this year, I've made a lot of shows. Recently (instead of paying attention in one of my lectures :lol: ) I was trying to come up with my top 10 best concerts this year. In not much of a particular order:

    1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band in DC
    2. Pearl Jam in Philly
    3. Global Fest in NYC (cheating a bit here...Band of Horses, Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil + Crazy Horse were all amazing)
    4. Coldplay in NJ
    5. Glen Hansard in NYC and DC (again, cheating, can't pick just one show!)
    6. The Avett Brothers in Baltimore
    7. Radiohead in NJ
    8. Roger Waters in NYC
    9. Jack White in MD
    10. Of Monsters and Men in DC

    Honorable mentions:
    DMB in CT and NYx3 (one of the shows I see on their winter tour could easily make my top 10, though)
    James Taylor in NJ
    RNDM in DC
    Rodrigo y Gabriela in DC
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • maya_vmaya_v Posts: 56
    1. Pearl Jam - 27 June 2012 /Amsterdam
    2. Pearl Jam - 26 June 2012 /Amsterdam
    3. The Cure - 9 July 2012 /Rome
    4. Morrissey - 7 July 2012 / Rome
    5. RHCP - 1 Sept 2012 / Sofia
    Amsterdam 26/06/2012, Amsterdam 27/06/2012, Milan 20/06/2014, Padova 24/06/2018
  • LoulouLoulou Adelaide (the forgotten city)Posts: 6,221
    For me, it was The Tea Party. It was a really energetic concert and everyone was up off their chairs. Music was amazing and everyone had waited so many years to see them again, awesome! ;)
    “ "Thank you Palestrina. It’s a wonderful evening, it’s great to be here and I wanna dedicate you a super sexy song." " (last words of Mark Sandman of Morphine)


    Adelaide 1998
    Adelaide 2003
    Adelaide 2006 night 1
    Adelaide 2006 night 2
    Adelaide 2009
    Melbourne 2009
    Christchurch NZ 2009
    Eddie Vedder, Adelaide 2011
    PJ20 USA 2011 night 1
    PJ20 USA 2011 night 2
    Adelaide BIG DAY OUT 2014
  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,128
    hmm. i thought i saw more shows than i did, but looking through my stubs it isn't that many. maybe i talked about going to shows more often than i ended up actually going.

    shows i saw

    pj- missoula
    rndm- minneapolis
    chevelle- minneapolis
    dave matthews band- alpine valley (2 shows)
    neil diamond- st. paul

    river's edge festival- st. paul
    dave matthews band
    tool
    flaming lips
    sublime with rome
    puscifer
    polica

    bonnaroo- manchester
    radiohead
    rhcp
    phish
    beach boys
    the roots
    feist
    kenny rogers
    superjam (d'angelo, questlove, some roots, and some notable others)
    black star
    gza
    alabama shakes
    gary clark, jr.
    trampled by turtles


    of those, it's probably tought to beat the bonnaroo superjam. it was just an incredible hour and a half of music. i really hope it gets released some day. it deserves it. the rndm show a couple weeks back was also fantastic. the dave matthews shows were notable because n2 is the longest show they've ever done (and n1 wasn't much shorter) and they are up there with alpine '08 as the best shows i've ever seen by them.
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,949
    Loulou wrote:
    For me, it was The Tea Party. It was a really energetic concert and everyone was up off their chairs. Music was amazing and everyone had waited so many years to see them again, awesome! ;)
    They did a free show at a Toronto Exhibition (with the price of admission there, of course), this summer. Sadly I missed out on it and am kicking myself. They were spectacular when I caught them last year.
  • I went to 1 show this year.
    I saw The Who.
    They were fantastic!
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
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