Thursday, December 13, 2007

My Favorite Live Shows In 2007

It’s hard to decide after seeing great shows pretty much every goddamn week for the last year which were the best. There are almost too many to mention… but lemme try to remember them all here.

There were both the Division Day CD Release Event and the party they played in honor of Sea Level's passing at Safari Sam's, the night I caught of The Black Pine's residency at The Echo, Rademacher’s recent show at Spaceland, The Western States Motel at The Roxy, Ferraby Lionheart and The Spires at Tangier, The Happy Hollows opening up for The Silversun Pickups at The Wiltern, when Tandemoro and The Deadly Syndrome played the same night at Spaceland, or the shared billing of The Airborne Toxic Event, Radars To The Sky, The Happy Hollows at The Troubadour. And I’m (unsurprisingly) fairly partial to all of the Let’s Independent! shows since I get to pick the line-ups...

But my absolute favorites for 2007 would be:

- Either Earlimart with full string backing at The Getty or when they played their CD Release Event at The Santa Monica Women's Club with an absolutely incredible opening performance by Castledoor.

- The day at Little Radio Summer Camp where Le Switch and Thailand played and Tim from The Movies handled sound and made both acts sound their absolute fucking best.

- The Signal Hill EP Release Event at Pehrspace where everyone was packed in like sardines and sweating like all get out, but nobody cared because we were all mesmerized by the constant build and crash of sound.

- And the night when The Movies played The Airborne Toxic Event's residency at The Echo and they nailed it so hard it felt like they were going to end the world.

What about you? What were your favorites? Take a minute and mention them in the responses below.

(Photo by George Tapia.)


Blogger Mouse said...

I think the Check One Two Night @ The Viper Room where Xu Xu Fang and The Mae Shi played was probably the best show I saw all year.

Oliver Future's last Spaceland residency show was off the hook, too.

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