Saturday, December 26, 2009

Top 10 Shows of 2009

The shows I caught over the past year inspired far more feeling than any single record of 2009. Whether polished and precise or punctuated by moments of delightful awkwardness, all these concerts were seductive in their singular artistic visions. Often it was the lineups that made the night, while other times one band was all I needed to leave a club feeling that delicious post-aural arousal drain. Here's hoping 2010 will bring another wave of satisfying spectacles.

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/10/09

Revel Hotel + Entertainment + White Light Lametta @ Coco 66 9/25/09

Blacklist + Lichens @ Fortune Cookie 8/28/09

Cruel Black Dove + IAMX @ Bowery Ballroom 6/4/09

Religious to Damn + Tamaryn @ The Annex 6/4/09

Patrick Wolf @ Le Poisson Rouge 5/6/09

Throbbing Gristle @ Masonic Temple 4/16/09

Extra Golden @ Le Poisson Rouge 4/11/09

Automelodi @ Wierd 4/8/09

Motley Crue @ MSG 3/16/09

(in chronological order...)