JamBase's Best Of 2008

JamBase Staff

Kayceman
Aaron Kayce (Kayceman) - Editor-in-Chief

Albums
1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
3. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
4. The Mars Volta – The Bedlam In Goliath
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield – With Blasphemy So Heartfelt

Shows
1. My Morning Jacket | 03.11.08 | The Parish | Austin, TX
2. Radiohead | 08.22.08 | Outside Lands Festival | San Francisco, CA
3. Orchestra Baobab | 06.07.08 | Yoshi's | Oakland, CA

Dennis Cook
Dennis Cook - Associate Editor

Albums
1. These United States - Crimes
2. The Black Crowes - Warpaint
3. The Moondoggies - Don't Be A Stranger
4. The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers
5. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark

Shows
1. The Black Crowes | 12.18.08 | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA
2. Akron/Family | 04.30.08 | Rickshaw Stop | San Francisco, CA
3. Mudcrutch | 04.14.08 | Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium | Santa Cruz, CA

David Rosenheim
David Rosenheim - CEO/dishwasher

Albums
1. Goldfrapp - The Seventh Tree
2. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
3. Backyard Tire Fire - The Places We Lived
4. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazurus, Dig!!!
5. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Shows
1. My Bloody Valentine | Concourse Exhibition Center | San Francisco, CA
2. Mommyheads | Cafe du Nord | San Francisco, CA
3. Beck | The Independent | San Francisco, CA

Andrew Warren
Andrew Warren - Tour Date Guru

Albums
1. Neil Young - Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968
2. T.I. - Paper Trail
3. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
4. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
5. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

Shows
1. Fleet Foxes/Blitzen Trapper | 02.28.08 | Bottom of the Hill | San Francisco, CA
2. The Mountain Goats (day show) | 03.02.08 | Bottom of the Hill | San Francisco, CA
3. Surprise Me Mr. Davis/Big Light | 07.12.08 | Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA

Geoff Harrison
Geoff Harrison - Sales Director and Biz Dev

Albums
1. Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal
2. Lou Reed - Berlin : Live at St. Anns Warehouse
3. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
4. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
5. Ben Sollee - Learning to Bend

Shows
1. Built to Spill/Dinosaur Jr./Meat Puppets | 09.25.08 | Terminal 5 | New York, NY
2. R.E.M. | 06.19.08 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY
3. Relentless 7 | 12.08.08 | The Independent | San Francisco, CA

Terri Williams - VP Sales Brand Integration

Albums
1. Beck - Modern Guilt
2. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
4. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
5. Millennium Funk Party (It's an old Rhino release but I could not stop listening to it in '08

Shows
1. My Morning Jacket | 03.13.08 | Austin Music Hall | Austin, TX
2. Primus | 07.04.08 | Rothbury Festival - Ranch Arena Stage | Rothbury, MI
3. Widespread Panic | 07.04.08 | Rothbury Festival - Main Stage | Rothbury, MI

Tanner Wyer
Tanner Wyer - Sales

Albums
1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
3. Ryan Adams - Cardinology
4. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
5. Dr. Dog - Fate

Shows
1. My Morning Jacket | Bonnaroo Late Night | Manchester, TN
2. The Raconteurs | 04.28.08 | Bimbo's 365 | San Francisco, CA
3. Radiohead | 08.22.08 | Outside Lands Festival | San Francisco, CA

Patty Kaufman
Patty Kaufman - Information Coordinator

Albums
1. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
2. Ratatat - LP3
3. The Black Keys - Attack and Release
4. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
5. The Wood Brothers - Loaded

Shows
1. Radiohead | 08.22.08 | Outside Lands Festival | San Francisco, CA
2. My Morning Jacket | 09.19.08 | Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA
3. Wilco | 08.24.08 | Outside Lands Festival | San Francisco, CA

Leah Elton
Leah Elton - Accounting Manager
Albums
1. Santogold - Santogold
2. Pattern is Movement - All Together
3. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
4. The Acorn - Glory Hope Mountain
5. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

Shows
1. Super Furry Animals | 02.09.08 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
2. Autechre w/ Massonix | 04.05.08 | Mezzanine | San Francisco, CA
2. Fuckbuttons w/ Pattern is Movement | 05.09.08 | Mercury Lounge | New York, NY

Mason Blake
Mason Blake - Lead Engineer

Albums
1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
3. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
4. Charlie Hunter - Baboon Strength
5. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

Shows
1. The Raconteurs | 04.28.08 | Bimbo's 365 | San Francisco, CA
2. Radiohead | 08.22.08 | Outside Lands Festival | San Francisco, CA
2. My Morning Jacket | 09.19.08 | Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA

Sarah Randolph
Sarah Randolph - Manager, Design & Production

Albums
1. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
2. Santogold - Santogold
3. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
4. El Guincho - Alegranza!
5. Passion Pit - Chunk of Change

Shows
1. Green Velvet | 06.28.08 | Studio B | Brooklyn, NY
2. MGMT | 07.27.08 | McCarren Pool | Brooklyn, NY
3. Soulwax | 10.30.08 | Mezzanine | San Francisco, CA

Matt Kozak
Matt Kozak - Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Albums
1. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
2. Air France - No Way Down
3. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
4. Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
5. Arc Lab - The Goodbye Radio

Shows
1. Radiohead | 08.01.08 | Lollapalooza | Chicago, IL
2. Thievery Corporation | 06.20.08 | Greek Theater | Berkeley, CA
3. Simian Mobile Disco & Cut Copy | 04.26.08 | Mezzanine | San Francisco, CA

Corey Sizemore - Graphic Designer & Web Production

Albums
1. Santogold - Santogold
2. Lindstrom - Where you go I go too
3. Empire of the Sun - Walking on a dream
4. El Guincho - Alegranza!
5. Morgan Geist - Double Night Time

Elijah Carroll - Information Aggregation

Albums (in no specific order)
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold
Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto
Roots Manuva - Slime & Reason
Ben Folds - Way to Normal
Beck - Modern Guilt

Shows (in specific order)
1. The Sea and Cake | 12.02.08 | Great American Music Hall | SF, CA
2. Atmosphere | 05.09.08 | The Grand Ballroom | SF, CA
3. The Police | 07.14.08 | Shoreline Amphitheater | Mtn. View, CA

Continue reading for the Best Of 2008 selections from JamBase writers, photographers and a few of our favorite JamBase Friends...


Take full advantage of all JamBase has to offer by signing up for an account!


You'll receive

show alerts

when your favorite artists announce shows, be eligible to enter contests for

free tickets

, gain the ability to

share your personalized live music calendar

and much more. Join JamBase!