Tuesday, December 19, 2006

JTM's Best of 2006, Part II

A bit of everything...

Best Live Music of 2006

10. The Hold Steady @ First Avenue
9. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ 400 Bar
8. Bob Dylan @ Rochester, MN
7. Wilco @ Duluth, MN
6. Sonic Youth & The Flaming Lips @ State Fair
5. Wolf Parade w/ Frog Eyes @ First Avenue
4. TV on the Radio @ Emo's, Austin, TX
3. Austin City Limits Music Festival @ Zilker Park, Austin, TX
2. Neko Case @ Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
1. Radiohead w/ Deerhoof @ The Greek, Berkeley, CA




Live Music Regrets of 2006 (gigs I could have seen, but didn't)

10. Ghostland Observatory @ 7th. Street Entry
9. Low @ First Avenue (although by pure luck, I did see Low the next night in Duluth at a coffee house!)
8. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy @ not sure where
7. Danielson @ Triple Rock
6. Islands @ First Avenue
5. Yo La Tengo @ First Avenue
4. Joanna Newsom @ 400 Bar
3. Cat Power @ Varsity Theater
2. Magnolia Electric Co. @ 400 Bar
1. Destroyer @ 400 Bar



Other Musical Disappointments of 2006



5. Ridiculously overhyped Arctic Monkeys album
4. The Flaming Lips' new release
3. Bands breaking up: Grandaddy and Sleater-Kinney
2. Never being able to see Sleater-Kinney live
1. Missed out on Bonnaroo





Favorite Musical Discoveries of 2006 (not necessarily corresponding to any new music released in 2006)

10. Joanna Newsom
9. Explosions in the Sky
8. Dirty Three
7. Okkervil River
6. Xiu Xiu
5. The Unicorns/Islands
4. Frog Eyes
3. Destroyer
2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Will Oldham
1. Songs:Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co.



Best Music Site of 2006

Daytrotter - for the best live music recording sessions, the best interviews, progressive reviews and if nothing else, then simply for their original artwork.

1 comment:

Jay Flyer said...

I was supposed to be at half those shows with you, and hold your britches as this will be the only time you hear this from me, if it wasn't for my damn job.