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Favorite Shows of 2012

Following up on yesterday’s post. My 10 favorite shows of the year.

Red Collar, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 1/14/12
1. 1/14/12 – Red Collar w/ Spider Bags & Rat Jackson – Local 506
I love when a show early in the year sets the bar high. And all year long no single show topped this one. Just a fantastic kick start to the year. From Rat Jackson covering Alan Jackson to Reese McHenry joining Spider Bags on stage to the energy and passion Red Collar poured into every moment – this show was packed full of memorable moments. photo set

John Darnielle, Mac McCaughan, & Greg Cartwright, Protect All NC Families Benefit, Motorco, Durham NC, 04/19/12
2. 4/19/12 – John Darnielle, Mac McCaughan & Greg Cartwright – Motorco
Amazing night for a great cause. A completely unique chance to see these three songwriters trade songs and play off each other. photo set

Des Ark, Local Beer Local Band, Tir Na Nog, Raleigh NC, 05/10/12
3. 5/10/12 – Des Ark w/Midtown Dickens – Tir Na Nog
The best show Local Beer Local Band show I saw all year. But what really makes this night stand so high on my list is that it was exactly the show I needed at that moment. photo set

Lucero, Orange Peel, Asheville NC, 04/27/12
4. 4/27/12 – Lucero w/J Roddy Walston & The Business – Orange Peel
This show was nearly a shoe in, after all we decided to drive to Asheville to see the combo of Lucero w/ J Roddy opening. At the same time it was a show I had mighty high expectations for. They were more than met. photo set

Bombadil, The Farm, Hillsborough NC, 06/09/12
5. 6/9/12 – Bombadil w/ JKutchma & the 5/5ths- The Farm
I really hope there are more shows at The Farm next year. Absolutely a stunning place to see a show. The scenrey adds to the music; the chance sit in a chair on the grass listening to great local music chorus with the sounds of night setting in on a summer night. photo set

Reigning Sound, Nightlight, Chapel Hill NC, 08/24/12
6. 8/24/12 – Reigning Sound w/Last Year’s Men – Nightlight
Reigning Sound at Nightlight? Yes, please. photo set

Team Dresch, Pinhook, Durham NC, 09/29/12
7. 9/29/12 – Team Dresch w/ The Butchies & The Tomboys – Pinhook outdoor stage
Another year, another amazing Pinhook concert for Pride. This year, finally, the chance to see Team Dresch. photo set

Ted Leo, Duke Coffeehouse, Durham NC, 02/18/12
8. 2/18/12 -Ted Leo w/ Mac McCaughan – Coffeehouse
Great night. Never had the chance to see Ted Leo play before this, but the highlight of the night may just have been McCaughan talking about the first show he saw at the Coffeehouse. photo set

Vandaveer, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 05/11/12
9. 5/11/12 – Vandaveer – Local 506
I love to see full shows, and am saddened when a band doesn’t draw as well as I hoped. And man, y’all all missed this one. It meant we got to sit on the riser at 506 and enjoy an amazing and intimate Vandaveer show. Lovely. photo set

Crooked Fingers, Kings, Raleigh NC, 01/06/12
10. 1/6/12 – Crooked Fingers w/ Mount Moriah – Kings
What a great way to kick off the year. A packed Kings, great sets by both bands.

Up next in the year count down: favorite videos & favorite photos.


Balmorhea, 10/05/12

Balmorhea, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 10/05/12

Beautiful, beautiful set by Balmorhea at Local 506 on Friday.

Onoheim, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 10/05/12

Locals Onoheim opened the night with one of their first shows and sounded great.

Full set here.

Two Cow Garage, Local 506

Two Cow Garage, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 07/31/12

Two Cow Garage, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 07/31/12

Sometimes you just need a loud rock show. Last night was one of those times for me.

Full photo set here

These United States, Local 506

These United States, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 07/05/12

The new These United States is a really good summer album, and will likely be one I come back to again and again through the hot weather. Nice to see them last night.

The Henry Clay People, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 07/05/12

It’d been 2 years since I’d seen The Henry Clay People, really fun band, I need to pick up their new album.

Full photo set from last night here

Joe Pug, Local 506

Joe Pug is amazing, full stop.

Joe Pug, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 06/04/12

I’m so pleased that he comes through town on every tour.

Joe Pug, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 06/04/12

It was a delight to hear the new songs, and to hear him with a drummer.

Great kickoff to my birthday week.

Full photo set here

Vandaveer, Local 506

Sometimes the right answer is to sit on the riser at 506 and sing along quietly to beautiful tunes.

Vandaveer, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 05/11/12

Beautiful Friday night.

full photo set here

The Future Kings of Nowhere, Local 506

Great show at Local 506 on Friday night for FKoN’s cd release.

The Prayers & Tears, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 05/04/12

The Prayers & Tears

Magnolia Collective, Local 506, Chapel Hill NC, 05/04/12

and Magnolia Collective opened.

full photo set here