Remembering my favourite gigs of 2011

As is par for the course around here of late, I have been tardy in declaring my top gigs from 2011 (to go with my 2010 and 2009 lists):

#5 Foo Fighters and Tenacious D at Sydney Football Stadium, December 8 – simply because stadium rock was such a novelty (and because we were undercover for the persistent rain).  Grohl and co certainly can work a crowd!

#4 Michelle Shocked at Joe’s Pub, New York City, May 29 - captivating dinner and show set up with Michelle revisiting The Texas Campfire Tapes and showcasing some new stuff in a hilarious fashion:

#3 Bright Eyes, Wild Flag & Superchunk Radio City Music Hall, New York City, March 8 – A spectacular show with great supports.

#2 Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, March 26 – So much fun, such a big surprise. Sweaty and groovy and all that…

#1 Bettye Lavette at Cafe Carlyle, New York City, May 25 – this is one of the gigs of my life time. In a fancy piano bar with this compelling chanteuse but metres away.  Her voice and emotion was compelling.

So what were your favourite live outings?

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2 responses to “Remembering my favourite gigs of 2011

  1. Sadly I only got to two gigs this year. One was Bob Geldof which had its moments and the other was my old band, Snaketide. Must improve my level of gig attendance in 2012.

  2. 1. Young Galaxy and Austra in December
    2. Girl Talk, Black Keys, Bedouin Soundclash, and Edward Shape & the Magnetic Zeroes @ Bluesfest in July
    3. Rural Alberta Advantage and Wooden Sky @ Folkfest in August

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