Damn you lists! So hard to narrow things down, especially shows! There was an abundance of killer shows in 2009 and many did we frequent. Check out our Staff Picks: Top 5 Shows of 2009 (in nor particular order)!
What shows were your favorites this year?
Sandy B.: Editor-in-Chief
- Lykke Li @ Glass House, Pomona, CA
So bittersweet! “Tonight” still gives me goosebumps …
- Paul McCartney @ Coachella, Indio CA
The Beatles always reminds me of my besty and I couldn’t pick a better person to experience Sir Paul’s almost three-hour set with.
- The Black Keys @ Terminal 5, NY
Post meniscus surgery, I still rocked this show! Have love, will travel … mine
- Yeah Yeah Yeah’s @ 94/9 Independence Jam, Oceanside, CA
Amazing set with an ocean view! Metric and The Black Keys played too!
- Andrew Bird, Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Breathtaking … vocals, instrumentals and a backdrop of the Sierras.
Kare E. Murphy: Photographer
- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
- The Gossip @ Mezzanine, San Francisco
- MSTRKRFT @ Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Coachella, Indio CA
- Them Crooked Vultures @ Fox Theater, Oakland
Big Swig: Photographer
- Murder City Devil @ Glass House, Pomona, CA
- Murder City Devils @ Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles
- Slab City fest w/ Los Sweepers, Chango Rey and His Rey-Men, the widows- the Range @ Slab City
- JJ Rad Fest w/ Nobunny, Hunx and His Punx, Boy Toys, Earthmen and Strangers, Half Rats @ Ken Club, San Diego
- Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy @ House of Blues, Las Vegas
Lori Bartlett: Writer
- Jenny Lewis and Ray Lamontagne @ Hollywood Bowl
- Prodigy @ Hollywood Palladium
- Schuyler Fisk @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
- Adele and Chaka Khan @ Hollywood Bowl
Roxy Roknian: Writer
- Akron/Family @ Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco
- Fleet Foxes with Blitzen Trapper @ The Filmore, San Francisco
- Loch Lomond @ Spaceland, Los Angeles
- Fanfarlo with Freelance Whales @ The Echo, Los Angeles
- The Get Up Kids @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
So much nostalgia!!
Craig Parker: Photographer
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ El Rey Theatre or
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
- Vetiver @ The Sanctuary Church, Santa Monica, CA
- Miike Snow @ Spaceland, Los Angeles
- The Big Pink @ The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
- The Heavy @ The Echo, Los Angeles