Now that the year is pretty much over, and I have no more tickets to shows, I thought I'd look back to see my concert list since last year.
- The Shins - Midnight record release at Virgin Union Square
- Block Party
- Modest Mouse
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Alice in Chains w/ Velvet Revolver
- Counting Crows w/ Live & Collective Soul
- James Blount
- Back Door Slam
- Fall Out Boy w/ Gym Class Heroes
- Matisyahu w/ the Wailers
I also saw small acoustic sets of
- Richie Sambora
- Hanson (don't laugh, they re-invented themselves)
and sat outside of the stage in central park for
Many of the shows were great in some way - Matisyahu being the most unique performance, Muse being the most intense live band, but I would see most of these groups again, depending on the price and the venue. I saw Gym Class Heroes receive their gold album on stage, learned about Back Door Slam in the back of a bar, discovered Difibulators at a restaurant, revisited high school with Alice in Chains, Velvet Revolver, Counting Crows, Live, and Collective Soul. Each concert was an an experience and I am looking forward to more next year.