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Best Shows of 2007

January 1, 2008

I didn’t see as many shows in 2007 as I did in 2006; I actually had two separate one-month stretches in which I did not see a show. I didn’t go to Coachella for the first time in four years. I did, however, make it up to Chicago for Lollapalooza. For the purposes of this list, I am going to separate out individual performances at Lollapalooza. I am also aware that I missed some great shows, all for a variety of reasons (work, schedule, money). Those shows get their own listing after the best of list.

Best Shows of 2007:

1. LCD Soundsystem, 8/3/07, Lollapalooza (review)
2. Battles, 11/8/07, The Metro in Chicago (review)
3. Hold Steady and The Thermals, 3/15/07, Off Broadway (review)
4. The Decemberists, 4/14/07, The Pageant (review)
5. !!!, 5/24/07, The Duck Room
6. Old 97s, 7/10/07, The Pageant
7. An Under Cover Weekend, 9/7-8/07, Off Broadway (Day 1 Review and Day 2 Review)
8. The Shins, 2/11/07, The Pageant
9. Modest Mouse, 11/14/07, The Pageant (review)
10. Of Montreal, 11/19/07, The Pageant (review)

5 Shows I wish I went to (and had a legitimate chance of actually going to):
1. The Girl Talk taser show and subsequent house party.
2. The National
3. Neil Young
4. The Polyphonic Spree
5. Kings of Leon

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One comment

  1. speaking of lists, looks like i need to update our blog roll



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