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Lists! 2009: Top 5 Concerts and all of my music purchases by Barbecue Bros
January 8, 2010, 6:34 pm
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My top 5 concerts from this past year:

1. Vampire Weekend – Wofford College
2. Phoenix – Bonnaroo
3. Girl Talk – Bonnaroo
4. Band of Horses – Neighborhood Theatre
5. Grizzly Bear – Bonnaroo

The rest of the shows I went to in a year where I went to 2 major festivals, Charlotte finally began to get some shows (and it looks like that trend is continuing in 2010) and I saw the most live music I’ve seen since college 5 years ago. Links to reviews where applicable.

3/1 – Ben Folds – Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
3/12 – Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
3/14 – Vetiver/The Sian Alice Group/The Houstons – Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC
3/19 – SXSW – Austin, TX
4/9 – Death Cab for Cutie/Cold War Kids – Davidson College, Davidson, NC
4/24 – Vampire Weekend – Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
4/30 – Kings of Leon/The Walkmen – Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
5/28 – The National – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
6/10 – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists/Titus Andronicus – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
6/11 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
6/17 – Band of Horses – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
7/12 – Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
8/7 – Coldplay – Verizon Ampitheater – Charlotte, NC
8/18 – White Rabbits/Fiery Furnaces – Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC
8/28 – Drive-By Truckers – Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC
10/11 – Toro y Moi – Yauhaus, Charlotte, NC
10/15 – Jupiter One/Big Bang TV – Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
10/18 – Third Eye Blind – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
12/10 – Shwayze – Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

Not that anyone cares, but my album purchases after the jump…

I am definitely slowing down when it comes to buying physical albums. A lot of my album purchases were digital once I realized just how awesome Amazon MP3 was. And I rarely made it out to the record store, which is a little sad honestly. Yourmusic would account for 12 of the cds (usually those that tend to be older, catalog titles).

* denotes digital purchase

1. Pavement – Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition – 01.25.09
2. Silversun Pickups – Carnavas (used) – 01.25.09
3. Thelonius Monk – Monk. (used) – 01.25.09
4. Mingus Big Band – Tonight At Noon: Three of Four Shades of Love (used) – 01.25.09
5. Duke Ellington – Money Jungle – 01.26.09

6. Cannonball & Coltrane – s/t – 02.22.09

7. Cursive – Mama, I’m Swollen – 03.02.09*
8. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion – 03.05.09
9. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Cardinology – 03.31.09
10. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah, Part 1- 4th World War – 03.31.09

11. My Morning Jacket – Celebracion de la Ciudad Natal – 04.18.09
12. Bon Iver – Blood Bank – 04.18.09
13. Cold War Kids – At Fingerprints – 04.18.09
14. Whiskeytown – San Antone 7″ – 04.18.09
15. Pavement – Live At Europaturnen MCMXCVII LP – 04.18.09

16. Hot Chip – The Warning – 05.19.09
17. The Juan Maclean – Less Than Human – 05.19.09
18. Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That – 05.19.09
19. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – s/t – 05.20.09*
20. Death Cab for Cutie – The Open Door EP – 05.30.09*

21. Wilco – Ashes of American Flags DVD – 07.08.09
22. Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do – 07.10.09*
23. Peter Bjorn & John – Living Thing (used) – 07.18.09
24. Amazing Baby – Rewild (used) – 07.18.09
25. Company of Thieves – Ordinary Riches (used) – 07.18.09
26. White Rabbits – It’s Frightening – 07.22.09
27. Son Volt – American Central Dust (used) – 07.22.09
28. Aerial M – October (used) – 07.22.09
29. Aerial M – M Is…(used) – 07.22.09
30. Sigur Ros – Heima DVD – 07.22.09

31. Bowerbirds – Upper Air – 08.19.09*
32. Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter – 08.20.09*
33. Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major – 08.21.09*
34. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – 08.23.09
35. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest – 08.23.09
36. Washed Out – Life in Leisure EP – 08.27.09*
37. Interpol – Our Love to Admire – 08.28.09

38. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3 – 09.13.09*
39. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell – 09.29.09
40. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 – 09.29.09

41. Daft Punk – Discovery – 10.20.09

42. Rogue Wave – At Heaven’s Gate – 11.25.09

43. Volcano Choir – Unmap – 12.01.09
44. The Beta Band – The Beta Band (used) – 12.26.09
45. The Beauty Pill – The Unsustainable Lifestyle (used) – 12.26.09
46. The Band – The Band – 12.27.09

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Surprised EITS didn’t make the list. Topped BoH for me. My top 5 were:

1) The Hold Steady (SXSW)
2) Vampire Weekend (Wofford College)
3) Explosions in the Sky (SXSW)
4) Shwayze (Fillmore)
5) Deathcab (Davidson College)

Comment by Kenny

The sound system issues at EITS knocked it out of the running for me. The fireworks were still badass though.

Comment by Tommy




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