Sunday, December 18, 2011

20 Best Gigs of 2011!

2011! What a year for us! As we ran around the boroughs all year to capture the action in New York City, we still stretched our outreach over to Chicago for the summer for Lollapalooza and this past month to London for Smith & Burrows only UK apperance. We felt like we were all over the musical map with the only massive gig of the year that we missed was LCD Soundsystem's final bow. However, we managed to get to Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Swedish House Mafia, U2 and so many others - plus all the private shows at Ed Sullivan Theater. We reviewed and captured the vibe of 98 concerts in 2011! Plus reviewing four major festivals - Lollapalooza, Rock the Bells, Mad Decent Block Party and 4Knots. Here is a list of the 20 Best Gigs of the year. Put your cursor over each gig for said concerts review.

1) U2 @ New Meadowlands
2) Paul McCartney @ Yankee Stadium
3) Radiohead @ Roseland
4) Foo Fighters @ Ed Sullivan
5) Robyn @ Radio City
6) James Blake @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7) Portugal. The Man @ Terminal 5 / Webster Hall
8) The Vaccines @ Bowery Ballroom
9) Noel Gallagher @ Beacon Theater
10) Beady Eye @ Ed Sullivan / Webster Hall
11) Titus Andronicus @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12) Adele @ Ed Sullivan
13) Fitz & the Tantrums @ Bowery Ballroom
14) Coldplay @ Ed Sullivan
15) The Strokes @ Madison Square Garden
16) Deftones / Dillinger Escape Plan / Funeral Party @ Best Buy Theater
17) Swedish House Mafia @ Madison Square Garden
18) Company Flow @ Santos Party Haus
19) The Hold Steady @ Terminal 5
20) The Heartbreaks @ Fashion Night Out