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

One comment

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

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