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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 11:49 AM
Thinking back on the year what are the best and worst shows you went to in 2011?

My Best (in order):
1) Gov't Mule Mountain Jam set: Hunter Mountain NY
2) WSP: Orpheum Theater Boston
3) WHB: Orpheum Theater Boston
4) My Morning Jacket: BOA Pavillion Boston
5) Return To Forever; BOA Pavillion/ Jimmy Herring and Lenny white Regatta Bar (tied)

Worst:
1) A Perfect Circle: BOA Pavillion (possibly the biggest let down of a show I have ever been to)
2) WHB Mountain Jam Set: (just not the right atmosphere for that band/type of music)
3) ABB Beacon theater 3/19: (the case of having too many guests as a bad thing... the addition of Cowboy just killed the mood of the show and the crowd)

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 11:55 AM
The best is what's most recent in your mind, right?
The Atlanta Hootnanny last week was the most fun I had last year, in a year of fun stuff.
Mostly in Macon.

My low point was Gregg getting totally lost in Whipping Post 3/19. Cowboy was my favorite part of the show. Matter of taste, as always.

 
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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:01 PM
Didnt see a bad show this year but was most disappointed with Los Lonely Boys. Luckily Los Lobos were on the bill and were great. Phish at Pine Knob was great and so were Neko Case/My Morning Jacket, Leon Russell was solid but I was really happy with Dylan's set (except for this person yelling for Tambourine Man the whole time). Zappa Plays Zappa/ Return To Forever was great and saw this local band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus over Thanksgiving weekend that was alot of fun. So a good year for concerts here.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:04 PM
Best

TTB at the Warner.


worst

getting sick and missing Warren Haynes at Delfest.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:04 PM
My best show was the ABB Hep-C @ the Beacon in July, luckily for me there were no bad shows. Steely Dan doing the Royal Scam was awesome as well.

My brother feels the same way about Cowboy, I happen to love them, wish I was there for that show.

[Edited on 12/29/2011 by steadyhorse]

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:06 PM
Best ABB at the Beacon & TTB in London
Worst THe Wall (don't get me started on how bad)

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:15 PM
For me the best two were Chick Corea and the Elektric Band at the Bluenote in NYC and the Warren Haynes Band in Silver Spring. My seat locations and the venue certainly had a lot to do with the level of enjoyment. The Bluenote is a small jazz club, and we were seated about 15 feet away from Chick. for the WHB I was at the rail of a GA show between Warren Haynes and Ron Holloway. Watching the two play off each other and hearing Warren's guitar straight from the amp Ron's sax directly from the horn made for true stereo sound.

The ABB Hep C benefit show gets honorable mention, mostly due to the special guests (David Crosby, Graham Nash, Natalie Cole, Bill Evans and Ron Holloway).

The best surprise was Randall Bramblet at the Iridium (HTN pre-show). I had not idea what to expect never having seen him live, and his performance was outstanding.

The biggest disappointment was the Tedeschi Trucks Band at Newark. I have said enough about this band in other threads, so I will not say any more.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 01:42 PM
1. Gov't Mule - Mountain Jam
2. Anders Osborne - The Saint
3. Warren solo - Island Exodus II
4. Planet Of The Abts - Brooklyn Bowl
5. My Morning Jacket - Mountain Jam

[Edited on 12/29/2011 by MoreCowbell]

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 01:58 PM
Let's see:

Yonder Mtn String Band
Band of Joy
ABB-Beacon x3
James McMurtry x2, 1 solo, 1 w/ HBs
TTB x2
Steve Earle
Furthur x2
Dylan/Russell
Steely Dan
Flecktones/Hornsby
RTF/ZPZ
Daltrey
WHB
Xmas Jam
Hootenanny

And the winner is.....Band of Joy. A unique blend of my early love of Zep w/ my current Americana kick. So many of these bands I've seen before, but this was different, and different is good.

The loser, if there must be one, was the first TTB show in April. Sort of a blizzard of sound. It's funny, but the 2d one in July was so much better that it rates 2d best.

Honorable mention go to Furthur at the Fox, ABB 3-11 and McMurtry solo.

Should have gone to but did not:

ARU at GA Theatre

[Edited on 12/30/2011 by Brock]

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 02:28 PM
Just a bunch of Bests this year

Rang in 2011 at the beacon with Gov't Mule. Frackin' great show. Best of the Mule as voted by the fans, myself included. I voted for Achilles Last Stand as a cover I'd like to hear and apparently do did tons of others because it was the number one requested song. The played the hell out of it too! Third set included funky-a$$ versions of Shakedown Street and Sugaree. that show set a pretty high bar for the rest of 2011.

Johnny Winter - BB King's, NYC last January. Oh, the Firebird and Highway 61 Revisited. Wonderful, just wonderful.

Gregg Allman & Friends - Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA - great to hear new tunes from LCB, re-arranged classics, and his solo stuff. His band is sooooo good. It may have been the best 90 minutes of music I heard this year. My wife caught a pick that Mr. Allman threw out to the crowd after "Melissa". She dove for it actually. I didn't know she could move that fast! lol

Linsey Alexander - PA Blues Festival - never heard of him before and he tore it up. Simply amazing and a great showman

ABB - 3/12/11 at the Beacon, fun show even if they did play all of Fillmore East.

Moreland & Arbuckle - Power and fury of ragged electric Mississippi Blues. Holy Sh!t these guys are awesome.

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - 2nd Story Blues, Bethlehem, PA - awesome show and not just because I got to sit in with Joe lol. He personally showed me the riff to "Have Blues Will Travel" which is possibly the coolest riff of 2010 in blues.

Warren Haynes Band - Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA great interplay between Warren & Ron Holloway. I was mostly excited to hear tunes from Tales Of Ordinary Madness and I was not disappointed.

Somewhat Disappointing:

Buddy Guy at Bluestock, Hunter, NY - Buddy was fantastic but he over-did it with the guest Quinn Sullivan. Buddy's set was about 90 minutes and the 12 year old Quinn was featured for about 40% of it. Yes, the kid is good, but I can play much better and I wouldn't pay to see me play. I wouldn't pay to see Quinn Sullivan either and I didn't. More Buddy, less Quinn. I'm happy to see a kid playing blues and I think that's wonderful, and at the rate he's going he'll be a star by the time he's 20 but give him his own set, not half of yours Buddy.

Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang - Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Nescopeck, PA - great set of Chicago blues classics with Howlin' Wolf's main sax man. The only problem was the guitar sound. Eddie's son Eddie Vaan Shaw is the guitarist and he seems like he'd be better in a jazz fusion band like Mahavishnu Orchestra. He's ridiculously fast and plays a triple neck guitar with 12, 7 and 6-string necks, but his tone and style don't fit the music. It was a bit of a bummer. Overall a good show though.



I misspelled Achilles...


[Edited on 12/29/2011 by jfk2112]

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 02:47 PM
caught about 4 beacon shows and trucks/tedeschi at the beacon

seeing the mule tomorrow night

my favorite show of the year was Bela Fleck at Town Hall. I think it was because i had not seen him for many years and it was a real treat

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 02:50 PM
Best show- Steven Wilson (leader of Porcupine Tree) on his first solo tour,
at Berklee Performance Center, Boston on November 13. A magnificent
performance. He did songs from Insurgentes and Grace For Drowning,
his two solo CDs. I'm really glad we caught this show.

Worst Show - Cheap Trick, at the Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA.
They played great. The reason I say it was the Worst is because, 5 songs
into their set, thunderstorms rolled in and they had to cancel the rest of
the show, since it was outdoors.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 03:36 PM
Best RTF/ZPZ LC Pavilion here in Columbus
Honorable Mention Further Schottenstein arena
Not a bad one all year, good year for shows.
Disappointed a little in Bela Fleck, thought it was gonna be great.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 05:36 PM
Best
The Radiators 1/1 Polumbaro Club
The Radiators Crawfish Fest
Tab Benouit Crawfish Fest
WHB Tower Theater
ABB Tower 11/26

Worst
ABB Beacon 3/19
ABB Tower 11/25

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 06:17 PM
Did not see too many shows this year and they were all great. Best show I would have to say was Joe Bonamassa at the Beacon Theater closely followed by the ABB Orpheum 12/3. After that, in no particular order -

ABB - Beacon, 2 shows
Frampton - Beacon
Buddy Guy & Robert Randolph - Greenwich Town Party
Rush - MSG

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 07:00 PM
Worst...sorry the 2 times I saw Dickey...ok let me have it.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 07:02 PM
Probably the best was the Christmas Jam, with Phil & F being the apex. And the people I was sitting with - Deck, Alan Woods, John and Susie (rottinpeach and susiesoulshine) and Barb Potter also made it memorable.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 08:54 PM
My best show was also my 2nd show, TTB in Spartanburg in Sept/Oct...somewhere in there...met Rich and Deck, and that was very cool. And the band was getting very tight...

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 09:01 PM
GAF

Honeytribe

Buddy Guy/BB King

Warren Haynes Band

Quality over quantity.

 

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My best show was also my 2nd show, TTB in Spartanburg in Sept/Oct...somewhere in there...met Rich and Deck, and that was very cool. And the band was getting very tight...


Rich is a great guy, haven't been to a show with him in awhile, geography sucks.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 11:02 PM
Terribly slow year for concerts for me, only saw 2,so:

1) TTB- Chicago Theatre
2) Robin Trower-Pabst Theatre, Milliwaukee

Both were very enjoyable.......Peace......joe

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 04:31 AM
greg allman in syracuse ,june. john fogerty at the st pete rib fest.grace potter in ft. lauderdale.earth, wind and fire in ft. myers.keith urban in tampa.
 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 07:28 AM
BEST

Furthur @ PNC in July
WHB @ Wanee
Robert Plant @ Wanee
Tesla@ Stone Pony

Didnt attend many shows, but got lucky- they were all good

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 09:17 AM
My favorite moments this year were mostly opening acts, not headliners:

The Georgia Horns at the Blind Willie McTell Festival in Thomson, GA
Amy LaVere and T-Model Ford at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC
Little Freddie King and Homemade Jamz at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in NOLA
Herring, Fleck, Evans, Sipe at Xmas Jam in Asheville, NC

I enjoyed TTB in Spartanburg very much, although Saunders Sermons wasn't there that night and was missed. The band keeps getting better. I liked the live stream of the Denver Fillmore show even more than being at the Spartanburg show.

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 09:29 AM
Hey Ipowie I saw the Los Lonely Boys and they were great and the band opening up for them, The Kicks, were absolutely great. If y'all like some power pop with good guitar and killer harmonies, check these guys out. In a perfect world these guys would be at the top. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood were off the charts as well. Just incredible. I've discovered a new venue (for me at least) The Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte where I saw both of these shows for roughly $25 per ticket. This economy sucks and I just can't spend $100-$150 or more for a ticket anymore or want too.

 

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