JamBase's Best Of 2008

Bands with the Most Shows:

The Ghost Inside 196
Saving Abel 196
EOTO 189
Emmure 189
Every Avenue 189
Whitechapel 183
The Cab 181
We The Kings 180
Metro Station 175
Harper 170
Mayday Parade 170
Ryan Montbleau Band 169
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 168
The Whigs 168
The Devil Wears Prada 165
Sky Eats Airplane 165
Breathe Carolina 165
Blue Turtle Seduction 164
August Burns Red 163
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad 163
Protest the Hero 162
Forever The Sickest Kids 162
Scary Kids Scaring Kids 162
Bury Your Dead 161
56 Hope Road 161
The Color Fred 161
Evergreen Terrace 160
Veil of Maya 159
Ingrid Michaelson 159
Alesana 159
Seether 159
Danger:Radio 158
All Time Low 158
Soul Rebels Brass Band 158
Cobra Starship 158
The Maine 158
Flogging Molly 156
Four Year Strong 154
The White Tie Affair 154
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 154
Portugal The Man 154
Sirsy 153
Monotonix 153
Shai Hulud 152
For Today 152
Black Dahlia Murder 151
Bullet for My Valentine 151
The Heavy Pets 150
InnerPartySystem 150
Four Letter Lie 150

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rosemasw Sat 12/27/2008 04:52PM
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best shows

sts9 - 2008.07.23 higher ground burlington vt

sts9 - 2008.10.30 house of blues dallas tx

sts9 - 2008.01.17 the showbox seattle wa

lotus - rothbury

thievery corporation - rothbury

disco biscuits - 2008.06.13 bonnaroo

mmw - rothbury


pnuma trio - character

pretty lights - filling up the skies

yonder mountain string band - mountain tracks vol. 5

pootieNM Sat 12/27/2008 05:11PM
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albums (no particular order)

Foals - Antidotes

Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

TV on the Radio - Dear Science


Animal Collective - Water Curses

Sigur Ros - Góðan daginn

Yeasayer - 2080

Broken Social Scene - Churches Under the Stairs

Foals - Red Sox Pugie


Broken Social Scene | Bonnaroo

The Mars Volta | 9.24 Atlanta, The Tabernacle | 4.4 Myrtle Beach, House of Blues

Radiohead | 5.8 Atlanta, Lakewood Ampitheatre

Cameo pick, Olympic Opening Ceremonies

fishbone1 Sat 12/27/2008 05:30PM
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1. fleet foxes - s.t.

2. my morning jacket - evil urges

3. mercury rev - snowflake midnight

4. lotus - hammerstrike

5. dianogah - qhnnnl


1. STS9 @ Rothbury 7/5/08

2. Cornmeal @ Summer Camp 2/25/08

3. Zmick > Lotus > Zmick @ Canopy Club 10/6/08

gmoo Sat 12/27/2008 06:03PM
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Best of the year: everything I saw or listened to that I liked.

BehindTheMule Sat 12/27/2008 06:17PM
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My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

The Black Keys: Attack and Release

Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes


Warren Haynes' Xmas Jam

Gov't Mule AMJAM Asheville, NC

Gov't Mule The Rev Room Little Rock, AR

My Morning Jacket Waterfront Park Louisville,, KY

My Morning Jacket Bonnaroo

The Black Keys The New Daisy Theater Memphis, TN

Robert Plant and Alison Kraus Bonnaroo

fonsja starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 06:21PM
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Girl Talk- Feed The Animals

Kings Of Leon- Only By The Night

Cecil Otter- Rebel Yellow

Dr. Dog- Fate

Justice- Across The Universe

sanjatealeais starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 06:50PM
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- Lindstrom. Where I Go You Go Too

- Flying Lotus. Los Angeles

- David Byrne and Brian Eno. Everything that Happens...

- Sigur Ros. (Icelandic words)

- Gang Gang Dance. Saint Dymphna


-Radiohead. All Points West. Saturday (Night 2) August 8th ish

-STS9. Rothbury. July 5

-Lotus. Philadelphia. Halloween

-Pnuma Trio. Rothbury. July 4

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 06:56PM
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havent really listened to too many live shows from 2008, biscuits killed it this summer tho, bonnaroo, roth and the camp shows were sick, esp the roth set.....been listenin to that alot

-the shit page did with PBS afew months ago is tits mcgee!

Window starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 07:28PM
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Les Claypool | Mystic Theatre | 05.29.08

Lettuce / Trombone Shorty | The Independent | 07.19.08

Zero | The Fillmore | 08.08.08

Radiohead | Outside Lands | 08.22.08

Primus | Outside Lands | 08.23.08

Garage A Trois | The Independent | 08.23.08

Sonya Kitchell and The Slip | The Independent | 10.24.08

Sarah McLachlan / Norah Jones | Bridge School Benefit | 10.25.08

Bustle In Your Hedgerow | The Independent | 11.29.08

Chaloupka Sat 12/27/2008 07:35PM
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Dr. Dog - Fate

MMJ - Evil Urges

Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creations Dark

The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

Mofro - Orange Blossoms

PBS with Page - MooDoo

Phish - At the Roxy

Backyard Tire Fire - The Places We Lived


Wilco in Colorado Springs.

Ching starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 07:36PM
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LEE BOYS Sullivan Hall NYC June 08 w friends, Warren Haynes, Marco Benevento, Eric Krasno (vids on youtube)

Rotary Downs Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg MS

Blueground Undergrass Magfest Live Oak Fl

Seth Walker Band Springfest Live Oak Fl

Dumpstaphunk Tips closing night of Jazzfest May 08 WOW...all I gotta say

Grayson Capps...ANY SHOW I SEE

iwantstogetfunkedup starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 07:41PM
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Albums (in no order):

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah (4th World War)

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

Q-Tip - The Renaissance

Will Bernard (Stanton Moore, John Medeski, Andy Hess) - Blue Plate Special

Todd Sickafoose - Tiny Resistors

Radiohead - In Rainbows

Shows (in no order):

Radiohead - Outside Lands Festival, S.F.

Stevie Wonder - Concord Pavillion, Concord,CA

Albino! - Elbo Room, S.F.

Afromassive - Humboldt Brewery, Arcata, CA

The Easy - Kona Brewfest, Kona, HI

iwantstogetfunkedup Sat 12/27/2008 07:43PM
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^^ Almost forgot for shows: My Morning Jacket - Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA

allthink Sat 12/27/2008 08:24PM
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Keller William - Rothbury

Ghostland Observatory - Street Scene

THIEVERY CORPORATION - ROTHBURY - Zion 'they were locked in' It was a bombastic dance party.

Zion - see you at Joshua Tree


SOAM84 starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/27/2008 08:51PM
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-Hold Steady -Stay Positive

-Bonnie Prince Billy -Lie down in the Light

-MGMT- Ocular Spectacular

-MMJ- Evil Urges

-REM- Acclerate

-Dead Confederate- Wrecking Ball

-DJ Immuzikation- time to pretend one more time remix


-Hold Steady/Drive -By- Truckers (Rock'n Roll means well tour)- The Tabernacle in ATL, GA

-My Morning Jacket at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA

-Dead Confederate CD release Party with Kuroma, and Gift Horse- 40 Watt Club Athens, GA

-Kuroma Psych-Pomp performance at the Georgia Theatre.

- DJ Immuzikation-every performance

ketchup Sat 12/27/2008 10:53PM
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Albums in no order:

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Ray LaMontagne - Gossip In The Grain

Theodore - Defeated, TN

Herman Dune - Next Year In Zion

Whitley - The Submarine

Delta Spirit - Ode To Sunshine

Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing

Amos Lee - Last Days At The Lodge

Wood Brothers - Loaded

kellersci Sun 12/28/2008 12:22AM
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STS9 2008.02.01 Chicago

EOTO w/ Kang & Kyle 2008.10.04 Chicago

Railroad Earth Rothbury

Railroad Earth 2008.09.12 Chicago

Matisyahu w/ The Wailers Chicago


Pretty Lights- Filling Up the City Skies

Shambhala- Excision

schofizzl Sun 12/28/2008 12:35AM
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i'm not sure if i got any albums this year that were actually released this year as well, so here's some of my favorite shows from this year

(1)Umphreys/STS9, FREE show in st. louis with fireworks i believe on july 11th. nothin like blazin on the streets of downtown st. louis, with the arch off in the background and a fireworks show to cap off the night. totally one of the coolest shows with the best vibrations goin' all around.

(2)SummerCamp in general, but mainly Moe. on Sunday night... like 'em or not, there's no denying that moe. was pulled out all the stops on that glorious summer night. talk about a show, with the craziest lights and stage setup i've ever seen, including disco balls and two giant batwing like canvas pieces on the sides of the stage, it was the perfect setting for a wild moe. party. the real icing on the cake came when both guitarists Al and Chuck climbed on top of the speaker towers and rained sweet jam all over everybody there.

(3)Strip Mines Music Festival, specifically Garaj Mahal(especially the rippin' encore, still dont know what that song is called), Groovatron(anybody who was there knows why their set became hilarious partway through), and Family Groove Company, who reached heights of music like i've never heard, all in the beautiful surroundings of the shawnee cave.

(4)my first snoop dogg show, fuck the poliiiiice.

grwalrus starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 01:15AM
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Top Shows:

1. My Morning Jacket, Coachella, CA

2. Radiohead, Hollywood, CA (2nd Night)

3. YMSB w. Jon Fishman, Rothbury, MI.

4. Thievery Corporation, Rothbury, MI.

5. Abigail Washburn and Sparrow Quartet, Dunegrass Empire, MI.

6. Return To Forever, Universal Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA.

7. Zappa Plays Zappa, Rothbury, MI.

8. Umphrey's McGee, House of Blues West Hollywood, CA.

9. moe. mainstage set Dunegrass Emprie, MI.

10. Monophonics first late night set @ las tortugas Groveland, CA.


1. Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears: Flight of the Knife

2. Radiohead: In Rainbows

3. Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet: Self Titled

4. The Punch Brothers: Punch

5. R.E.M.: Accelerate

Just as an Addendum, how come no one on any of the pages mentioned Bryan Scary in the Top 5 Albums?!?!? That Album is BRILLIANT AMAZING CRAZY and as my friend put it "a breath of fresh air." If YOU haven't checked it out, get it off itunes. Its worth your $10.

mescking Sun 12/28/2008 06:06AM
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1)Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark

2)Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

3)Blitzen Trapper - Furr

4)Fleet Foxes - S/T

5)The Walkmen - You & Me

6)Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue

7)Horse Feathers - House with No Home

8)Hayes Carll - Trouble In Mind

9)My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

10)The Black Crowes - Warpaint

Broesau Sun 12/28/2008 06:45AM
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I don't think I could even name 10 albums that were released this year, and I've never heard of most of these bands. Oh well, I used to be cool. I love how Murphy from STS9 named Peaceblaster as the 2nd best album. Funny, didn't see it on anyone else's list. what a tool.

pbandJAM7 Sun 12/28/2008 09:02AM
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1) Drive By Truckers - Brighter than Creations Dark

2) Black Crowes - Warpaint

3) Radiohead - In Rainbows

4) Ryan Adams & the Cards - Cardinology

5) Chris Knight - Heart of Stone

6) Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes


1) Widespread Panic - Knoxville TN

2) Black Crowes - Riverbend Music Fest, Chattanooga TN

3) Raconteurs - Bonnaroo

4) Gov't Mule - Knoxville TN

5) Umphrey's McGee - Knoxville (Sundown in the City)

6) Stefan Marley - Bonnaroo

Ilikephish531 Sun 12/28/2008 09:15AM
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wow... went a few hours without something rediculously stupid on here this time. with that long gone, boresau, quit bein a dick. its ok to think you may have been involved in one of the best pieces of music in the past year, its not like he is saying hyou yourself said there wasnt much out there.

crescentvale starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 09:16AM
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These are a few of my favorite shows of 2008.

1. Robert Randolph & The Family Band/Garaj Mahal on 8-29-08. RRFB were doing a free show in downtown St. Louis. After RRFB we drove to The Strip Mine Music Fest in southern Illinois to catch some late night Garaj Mahal.

2.Umphrey's McGee 9-13-08. UM closed down The Harvest Fest at Mulberry Mountain under a small circus tent while Hurricane Ike passed over the mountain top.

3. Future Rock/Livetronica 7-11-08. STS9 & UM did a free show in downtown St. Louis during the early evening. While MO2, Future Rock and a large cast of other musicians crafted an unforgettable late night dance party on The Landing.

Ilikephish531 Sun 12/28/2008 09:16AM
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hmm..... i dont even know what happened there.

gjm212 Sun 12/28/2008 09:38AM
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1) Leftover Salmon 10.31.08

jambandfan Sun 12/28/2008 12:41PM
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Kokolo - Love International

Chicago Afrobeat Project - A Move to Silent Unrest

Buddy Guy - Skin Deep


Perpetual Groove and;or Lotus/January 08/Jam Cruise Pool Deck

all of Amberland 08 (Perpetual Groove's annual festival)

groove2this starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 01:00PM
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Radiohead-In Rainbows


Disco Biscuits & Umphrey's McGee/03.14.2008/London,UK

The Black Keys/03.20.2008/London,UK

Umphrey's McGee/06.05.2008/Grand Rapids, MI

Primus/Rothbury Festival

Widespread Panic/Rothbury Festival

brooklynite84 Sun 12/28/2008 01:03PM
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Since I traveled the country and went to three major festies and a billion of other shows heres my thoughts,




Black Mountain

Dead Confederate

My Morning Jacket

Fuck it i'm saying it KATY PERRY! Any gorgeous girl (who isn't Britney) who sings about kissing a girl is okay in my book.



Voodoo Fest - NIN, Butthole Surfers, STP, Mars Volta, Sharon Jones, Man Man

Outside Lands Festival - Radiohead, Black Mountain

Erykah Badu - Mesa, AZ Amphitheatre June 14

Sigur Ros - Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater Sept 29

My Morning Jacket - Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater Sept 20

iwantstogetfunkedup Sun 12/28/2008 01:39PM
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Damn, I hate when some dipshit gets too much time on ther hands to thumb down every comment. What a fucking tool.

FreeHawk Sun 12/28/2008 02:03PM
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Didnt In Rainbows and the Bon Iver album come out last year? anyway, '08 was a good year for studio albums. and in no Order

Drive By Truckers - Brighter Then Creations Dark

King Khan and The Shrines - The Supreme Genius of King Khan and The Shrines

Jamie Lidell - Jim

Mofro - Orange Blossoms

The Secret Machines - The Secret Machines

The Black Keys - Attack and Release

Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

Howlin Rain - Magnitecent Fiend

Bernie Worrell - Improvisczario

Black Mountain - In The Future

Centro-Matic/South San Gabriel - Dual Hawks

Dr. dog - Fate

Marco Benevento - Invisble Baby

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash

Richard Swift - Ground Trouble Jaw

Glossary - The Better Angels Of Are Nature

The Mars Volta, North Mississippi All Stars,The Parlor Mob,Rose Hill Drive,Todd Snider all had steller albums also. Happy New Year All

nickMACd Sun 12/28/2008 03:05PM
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1. The Wood Brothers - Loaded

2. Lettuce - Rage

3. Tea Leaf Green - Raise up the tent



1. Widespread Panic 1st 5 songs - All Good 08

2. Derek Trucks and Susan Soul Stew Revival - All Good 08

3. Dark Star Orchestra Late Night All Good 08

4. Allman Brothers Band Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC

thisiswhathappenslarry Sun 12/28/2008 03:20PM
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I think I saw only ONE person who mentioned Lotus' 'Hammerstrike'. What the f? Hammerstrike is a fuckin sick album. Lotus def. rocked my '08!!!!

Beherenow starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 03:21PM
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New Years Resolutions..............

1. go on STS9 HIATUS!!! (What is going on in David Murphy's head (Peaceblaster SERIOUSLY)

2. quit smoking cigarettes

3. Save money to travel to thailand come back and go on phish tour baby!!!!!

adventuresinperception starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 03:37PM
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1. Pnuma Trio - Rothbury

2. Tea Leaf Green - 6.28.08 Great American SF

3. Medeski martin and wood - arcata california nov 2008

4. McTuff - boom boom room SF oct 2008

5. Trevor Garrod Band (TLG) 12.13.208 cafe du nord SF

petey123 starstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 03:54PM
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Did anyone else think it was funny that murph picked his own album Peaceblaster as this years #2.

Heres mine.

Shows(In no order)

Bassnectar- Rothbury

Theviery Corp.- Rothbury

Sound tribe sector 9- Rothbury

Lotus- 4/11 and 4/12 at the Fox

Albums( In Order)

Pnuma- Charcter

Radiohead- In Rainbows

Pretty Lights- Filling up Your Precious skys

deadphish001 starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 04:21PM
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The Walkmen - You an Me

Caspa & Rusko - FabricLive37

The Streets - Everything is Borrowed

Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

Vampire Weekend - S/T

Old Crow Medicine Show - Tenn. Pusher


Zero: A Tribute to Martin Fierro - Fillmore 8/8/08

The National - Street Secene SD

Benga & Skream - Mighty - June

Relentless 7 - INDEPENDENT - November

JonSoda starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 05:57PM
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Musical diversity should be celebrated, discussed and debated - not hated upon.

Second the motion of childproofing Jambase.

Other possible suggestion: creation of phishbase? I appreciate phish but I also appreciate new tunes and new artists- lets stop the hate fest in 09.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 06:34PM
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she and him, raconteurs, mars volta, langhorne slim, GnR, tv on the radio, beck, black keys, mason jennings, erykah badu, Drive by truckers, jack johnson, gnarls barkley, portishead, OCMS, xavier rudd

SHOWS: Langhorne Slim, Mason Jennings & Kimya Dawson (SXSW), Mars Volta (ACL), Pearl Jam (Bonnaroo), DSO (Stubbs BBQ), Kimya Dawson and She & Him (SXSW)

Bullshit: MMJ---the only good thing about these flash in the pans is the wonderful "I'm Amazed" and the kickass covers they did at Bonnaroo. MGMT---how much do these guys suck? if this is the future of psychedelia we are in trouble! STS9's horrific Live P.A. "shows"----dont these guys suck bad enough than to stand in front of a bunch of zombies to not even play real instruments. what is up with that?

Things to Look forward to in 2009: Dead Tour. Phish Tour. Govt Mule, Disco Biscuits, OAR, and Keller all playing over the course of 3 weeks in Austin. Rothbury (crossing my fingers). The continuation of my 6 year love affair with Salvia (for those of you dont know what this is---im sorry). NWSS at Hornings (the best camping/music venue in America). Barack Obama (reagardless of your political beliefs he has to be better than you know who.

if rhymes were valiums... starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 06:51PM
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if rhymes were valiums...


phunkle starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 07:58PM
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Couple albums I'm surprised to not see mentioned yet:

Xavier Rudd- Dark Shades of Blue

John Butler Trio- Grand National

Josh Philips Folk Festival- Wicker

Keller w/ Mosely, Droll, Sipe- Live

My fav shows this year:

Xavier Rudd- Asheville, NC

Willie Nelson- Charlottesville, VA

Widespread Panic- Portsmouth, VA

Toubab Krewe- Charlottesville, VA

Ratdog- Richmond, VA

Black Crowes w/ Grace Potter- Charlottesville

Rusted Root- Norflok, VA

RothburyWithCheese star Sun 12/28/2008 08:54PM
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What the hell is going on with the comments??

RiderOnTheStorm starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/29/2008 01:34AM
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Favorite Shows of 08:

moe. - 1/26/08: The Rave at Eagles Ballroom

STS9 - Summercamp

Widespread Panic - Rothbury

Thievery Corporation - Rothbury

MMSW - 10klf

Lotus/Cornmeal - 10klf (they were simultaneously playing diff stages and both throwing down amazing performances)

STS9 - 8/6/08: Red Rocks

... and definitely others...

luvly life Mon 12/29/2008 05:52AM
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Call me crazy but any artist ala murph (sts9), brad barr (surprise me mr. Davis), marco benvento (duo), brian stolz (PBS) that put their own album in their top of 08 need to get a reality check.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Mon 12/29/2008 06:21AM
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KCReb Mon 12/29/2008 07:42AM
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Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Plants & Animals - Parc Avenue

The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath


Radiohead - 5.17.08 C.W. Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX

Wilco - 5.11.08 Stubb's, Austin, TX

The Mars Volta - 4.10.08 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX

DELYEAH starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/29/2008 08:32AM
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1. Widespread Panic-4/29/08, Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC

2. Umphrey's McGee-4/3/08, Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

3. Allman Brothers Band-12/12/08, Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC

4. Dumpstaphunk-12/12/08, Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC

5. Phil Lesh & Friends-7/11/08, All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV

6. Keller Williams & The WMD'S-1/17/08, Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

7. Gov't Mule-7/11/08-All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV

8. Keller Williams & The WMD'S-7/12/08, All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV

9. Widespread Panic-7/12/08, All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV

10. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival-7/12/08, All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV



1. Keller Williams with Mosely, Droll & Sipe-Live

2. Widespread Panic-Free Somehow

3. The Black Keys-Attack & Release

4. Drive-By Truckers-Brighter Than Creations Dark

5. Lotus-Hammerstrike

6. Garaj Mahal-Woot

7. The Wood Brothers-Loaded



1. Postcards From Hell-The Wood Brothers

2. Already Fried-Widespread Panic

3. The Opening Act-Drive-By Truckers

4. Modern Guilt-Beck

5. Bob-Drive-By Truckers

6. Railroad Earth-Been Down This Road

7. Psychotic Girl-The Black Keys

8. Xavier Rudd-Secrets

paulygparty Mon 12/29/2008 08:50AM
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These artists/contributors are either trying to help their friends out, make new friends, or look cool.

Either way, they seem really out of touch. Or maybe too 'in touch'.

rhythmking starstarstar Mon 12/29/2008 09:08AM
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not very impressed with the choices for the staff and the musicians - most of it is pretty weak and wouldn't stand up to another year of listening...bandwagon anyone? so i was compelled to make a list of some albums that deserve some attention.


1.God is an Astronaut - self tittled

2.Kettel - Myam James Part 1

3.Russian Circles - Station

4.Ott - Skylon

5.Pretty Lights - Filling up the City Skies

6.Dub Trio - Another sound is Dying


8.Don Caballero - Punkgasm


Umphreys - Asheville

Biscuits - Athens

Ratatat - Atlanta

Dark Candy Duo - Asheville

zzdowz Mon 12/29/2008 10:55AM
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Black Keys- Attack and Release

STS9- Peaceblaster

Radiohead- In Rainbows


Eoto 5/3/08

Ween 7/20/08

Sts9 Waka

Sure I'm forgetting something but those standout.

Hans starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/29/2008 11:29AM
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Railroad Earth "Amen Corner"

MMJ "Evil Urges"

Widespread Panic "Free Somehow"


Levon Helm Band ~ Wanee Festival

Moe ~ Wanee

Widespread Panic ~ Outside Lands, St Augustine Amphitheatre

Railroad Earth ~ Suwanee Springfest

hotfintuna Mon 12/29/2008 11:35AM
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1. wood brothers/ loaded

2. blitzen trapper/ furr

3. mudcrutch/ s-t

4. she and him/ vol. 1

5. pert near sandstone/ needle and thread

6. dennis wilson

7. man man/ rabbit habits

8. sea and cake/ car alarm

9. Juno Soundtrack

10. charlie haden family and friends

matlock Mon 12/29/2008 11:40AM
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1. David Byrne - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

2. The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely

3. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

4. The Wood Brothers – Loaded

5. Eric Lindell – Low On Cash, Rich In Love


1. David Byrne 9.23.08 Orpheum, Memphis, TN

2. The Raconteurs 5.4.08 Jazzfest, New Orleans, LA

3. My Morning Jacket 8.27.08 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Jimmy_McNutty starstarstarstar Mon 12/29/2008 01:09PM
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Pretty much the same list as Mike Dillon! And was also and that Melvins show. Either that or MMJ in Orlando was the best show of the year. Keep it real Mike.

joeyb4 starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/29/2008 01:30PM
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STS9 - "Peaceblaster"

Railroad Earth - "Amen Corner"

My Morning Jacket - "Evil Urges"

Tea Leaf Green - "Raise up the Tent"

Lotus - "Hammerstrike"


Zappa Plays Zappa - Rothbury

Cornmeal - Halloween Champaigne, IL

EOTO - The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI

Dave Matthews Band - Rothbury

Umphrey's McGee - The Lawn at White River, Indianapolis, IN

Good Article Jambase

Ter Mon 12/29/2008 02:43PM
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Railroad Earth - Amen Corner

STS9 - Peaceblaster


STS9 - Edgefield - Portland OR - 8/22

Railroad Earth - Crystal Ballroom - Portland OR - 6/20

MMW - Aladdin Theater - Portland OR - 11/14

Ghostland Observatory - Crystal Ballroom - Portland OR - 4/4

Greyboy Allstars - Roseland Theater - Portland OR - 3/28

moephishH2O Mon 12/29/2008 03:03PM
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Wilco - Les Schwab - Bend, OR

My Morning Jacket - Edgefield - Troutdale, OR

Widespread Panic - Raleigh, NC (both great nights)

Widespread Panic - Red Rocks

Marco Benevento (solo) - Ax and Fiddle - Cottage Grove, OR

Tony Furtado & Scott Law - Ax and Fiddle

moe. - Fillmore - SF

nathanjrod Mon 12/29/2008 03:22PM
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I'm not even his biggest fan, but I'm a little surprised not to see ANY mention of Cardinology.

"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

theragman Mon 12/29/2008 03:36PM
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Phil & Friends Mardi Gras Ball - 1/26/08 - Bill Graham Civic - San Fran, CA

Levon Helm - Bonnaroo

Pearl Jam - Bonnaroo

zeebo Mon 12/29/2008 03:49PM
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1. Dr. Dog - Fate

2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (and the Sun Giant EP)

3. The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale

4. The Wood Brothers - Loaded

5. The Whigs - Mission Control

6. Grand Archives - Grand Archives

7. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

8. Delta Spirit - Ode to Sunshine

9. Dead Confederate - Wrecking Ball

10. Colour Revolt - Plunder, Beg & Curse

11. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

12. Drew Emmitt - Long Road

13. Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Unless I missed it, no one else mentioned The Cool Kids---what a great album!

Of course, there are a few albums from 2008 that I haven't checked out enough yet like Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, The Avett Brothers, Q-Tip, Cold War Kids, Arizona, Taj Mahal, Portugal The Man, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Jenny Lewis, Speakeasy, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Horse Feathers, Greg Humphreys, Topaz & Mudphonic, Atmosphere, The Knux, Greg Laswell, Bowerbirds, Drive By Trucker, Centromatic/South San Gabriel, etc.................

I have heard some tracks from some of these artists, but not enough YET to crack my top 13. I am sure extenive listening to some of those could change my top 13, but from what I have spent time listening to, my list is complete.

And on another note, I love Radiohead (one of my all-time favorites), but I cannot consider In Rainbows a 2008 album since they released it for free on their website for fans in late 2007........but that is my issue, not any of y'alls!

I also saw people mention Levon Helm, Midlake and Jack Johnson albums that were released in 2007, but whatever.........2008.....WHAT A GREAT YEAR OF MUSIC!!!

zeebo Mon 12/29/2008 03:57PM
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oh, I would like to check out more of Amos lee, David Byrne & Brian Eno, and Apollo Sunshine's album.....

and I guess I could have mentioned Vampire Weekend as my #14......

Foo (gravity A) Mon 12/29/2008 06:11PM
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Foo (gravity A)

Best '08 shows:

Disco Biscuits/Tipitinas Jazz Fest late night- NOLA

Gravity A w/ Mike Dillon and Tim Green/ Halloween- NOLA

Pearly_Baker Mon 12/29/2008 09:57PM
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album: DIG LAZARUS DIG - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

DIE FOREVER TOGETHER - Eric McFadden (released 2006?)

lovejahlive Mon 12/29/2008 11:07PM
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At this point it would just be redundant to comment on Peaceblaster...

sugar17 Tue 12/30/2008 06:05AM
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gotta say for me the best show was the Family Jam at Wannee

best fest Summer Camp

driftinimpulse starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/30/2008 08:10AM
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My top 5 records of 2008 in no particular order

moe. Sticks and stones their most "rock" record yet.

The Palor Mob And you were a crow,just no frills good old fashion rock and roll


Stone Rider 3 legs of trouble


once again nor frills good old fashion rock and roll

The Viking self titled ep

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=162342191 the perfect mix of punk/metal and hard core

Synewave any of there live releases the best of upstate organic electronic music check em out they are gonna explode in 2009!


Squid the band to watch in 2009 upstate NYs finest prog-rock jamband http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=243468476

my top 5 shows

moe.down 9

the black crowes 10.12.08 Calvin theater ,North Hampton MA. I was as close to the stage as possible and they killed it

11.4.08 Kings Tavern Saratoga NY my birthday show featuring transient spinning all request from me all night and Purifier,sQuid and 2 sets of Synewave!!! the best birthday ever synewave even brought out a cake during their set and the whole club sang me happy birthday

10.23.08 Red Square Albany NY ...the first show i ever booked as an indie booking agent featuring 6 of my favorite hardcore/metal bands including and awe inspiring set from the Viking and a brutal set from upstate hardcore power house Alliance

10.15.08 Northern Lights Clifton Park NY The Parlor Mob ....the second time i saw them this year and they were amazing...we hung out after the show drank whiskey and they even gave me a cymbal signed by the whole band!!

7.10.08 moe. melody tent ,cape cod MA of the 128 or so moe shows ive seen this one stands out !!!! check out the archive

SOAM84 starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/30/2008 08:57AM
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Wanted to add one show....Arizona at Farm 255 in Athens, GA. They are an incredible band out of Asheville, NC. Its always good to see an up and coming band with lots of heart, soul, and rock in em'


Fratagonia Tue 12/30/2008 09:06AM
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It's been a rollicking auditory adventure the last 12 mos. with a surplus of superior sets these eager ears await. These listens live kept my '08 alive:

Bob Dylan - HOB Dallas - 2/21

Roger Waters - Superpages Dallas - 5/2

Radiohead - Superpages Dallas - 5/18

David Byrne - Paramount Theater Austin - 9/25

Ghostland Observatory - Fillmore SF - 10/17

Widespread Panic w/ Trombone Shorty - UNO - 10/31

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/30/2008 10:04AM
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Good to see DT/ST SSR & DTB get props!

gjm212 Tue 12/30/2008 10:18AM
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This artticle was confusing to read

theragman Tue 12/30/2008 10:59AM
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was I the only person on Jambase that was at the Phil & Friends Mardi Gras ball?

It was like.....the greatest thing ever.

myates Tue 12/30/2008 11:01AM
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Lotus: Hammerstrike

The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely


Lotus: 10/24 (Hammerstrike debut)& 11/29 (Tour end)

Umphrey's McGee: 10/14-10/16 Blender Theater

Disco Biscuits: 12/31? (Light show has been sick this run)

New Deal & Telepath: 06/18 (back to back till 5:30 at camp bisco)

chidodger Tue 12/30/2008 12:22PM
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Best shows.....

#1 Disco Biscuits at Rothbury

#2 Trey and Gordon at Rothbury

#3 Widespread Panic at The Auditorium Theatre (1st night of 3 night run)

#4 Drag The River at the Bottom Lounge in October

#5 Girltalk at Lollapalooza

honorable mention.....Kick the McGee in Grand Rapids at Rothbury kick off party at the intersection(basically the Jake show, but it was still amazing).

mesaxi starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/30/2008 01:19PM
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My Favorite Shows I Saw This Year

1. King Crimson - 8/7/08 Chicago, IL

2. Zappa Plays Zappa - Rothbury Festival "East Lansing", MI

3. Kaki King - W2W Guitar Festival Urbana, IL

4. moe. - 7/29/08 Peoria, IL

5. Fishbone - 10/22/08 Chicago, IL

6. Family Groove Company - Summercamp Late Night

7. Cornmeal - moe.down 9

8. Disco Biscuits - Rothbury Festival (What I saw, had to leave early)

9. TIE! Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio - Rothbury Festival

10. moe. - 1/25/08 Chicago, IL

11. Fishbone - moe.down

12. Primus - Rothbury

13. Mickey Hart feat. Kimock - Rothbury

14. Phil & Friends - Rothbury

mesaxi Tue 12/30/2008 01:28PM
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correction, #3 was 07

Rust1978 starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/30/2008 10:17PM
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1. Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch

2. Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely

3. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs

4. Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2

5. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology


1. Jackson Browne - North Charleston, SC 3/24/08

2. Lou Reed - Ryman, Nashville, TN 5/2/08

3. North Mississippi Allstars - Headliners, Louisville, KY 5/21/08

4. The Raconteurs - Fillmore, Detroit, MI 6/7/08

5. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI 6/17/08

bri322 starstarstarstar Wed 12/31/2008 05:34AM
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best shows:

george clinton in columbus feb 22

bridge & cornmeal in pittsburgh march 1

black crowes in chicago mar 7

my morning jacket in the rain @ bonnaroo

pearl jam, that fire show, & lez zeppelin @ roo also get 2 thumbs up

tiff6683 Wed 12/31/2008 11:43AM
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Best Shows:

P-Groove/Disco Biscuits - Fillmore, Denver, CO 01/19

EOTO - Rothbury AMAZING!!

Disco Biscuits - Rothbury,

WSP - Rothbury

STS9 - Rothbury

Cornmeal - Camp Euforia, Lone Tree, IA July 12

moethug Wed 12/31/2008 04:01PM
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Best Shows: PRIMUS AT ROTH!!!!!

jperkins9 Wed 12/31/2008 04:41PM
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Top Albums:

Radiohead - In Rainbows

Earlimart - Hymn and Her

Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm

Top Shows:

My Morning Jacket - Berkeley Greek Theatre - 9/18/08

Elbow - Bimbo's - 5/8/08

The Sea and Cake - Great American Music Hall - 12/2/08

My Bloody Valentine - 9/30/08

Radiohead - Outside Lands Festival - 8/23/08

rdawson124 starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/1/2009 11:35AM
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Ludichrist- dont know the album name, like girl talk but much harder.

Pretty Lights- Filling Up the City Skies

Eliot Lipp- the Outside

Pnuma- Character


STS9- Rothbury Music Festival

Pnuma, Eliot Lipp, Pretty Lights- The World Grotto, Knoxville,TN

Lotus- The Dame, Lexington, KY

Greensky Bluegrass- Rothbury Music Festival

Strange Design- The Dame, Lexington,KY

aquariumdrunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/1/2009 03:01PM
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Greeat lists all around! May it be known that I missed a whole slew of shit that didn't make it to the ears before I made the list (DBTs, Ra Ra Riot, Bon Iver, etc.)

But, might as well post what I had brewed up...

25. Jackie Greene – Giving Up the Ghost

24. Howlin Rain – Magnificent Fiend

23. M83 – Saturdays = Youth

22. Coldplay – Viva La Vida

21. Railroad Earth – Amen Corner

20. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

19. Two Dark Birds – Two Dark Birds

18. Kings of Leon – Only By the Night

17. Jack Rose – Dr. Ragtime & Pals

16. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Real Emotional Trash

15. Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

14. Matt Mays + El Torpedo – Terminal Romance

13. Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst

12. Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree

11. Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

10. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

09. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

08. Sun Kil Moon – April

07. Dr. Dog – Fate

06. British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?

05. Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

04. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

03. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Lie Down In the Light

02. The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers

01. The Walkmen – You & Me

ScarletBegonia82 starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/1/2009 03:33PM
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My Favorite Shows of 2008

1. My Morning Jacket- 12/31/08 MSG NYC

2. Ben Folds- Langerado

3. Mark Knopfler - 7/23/08 Central Park, NYC

4. Ween- 7/24/08 McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn

5. moe. - 6/15/08 Governors Island, NYC

6. PBS- Wakarusa

7. Fishbone- moe.down

8. New Mastersounds- 11/8/08 Sullivan Hall, NYC

zachph7 starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/1/2009 06:35PM
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Kings of Leon



Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

STS9 - Rothbury

DJ Rootz late night at the Deluxe Tent - Rothbury

Wailers - Water St Music Hall

the Egg - Camp Bisco

Bassnectar - Camp Bisco

Disco Biscuits - Thursday in the Square Buffalo

Snoop Dog - Rothbury

Felice Brothers - Rochester NY

Wilco - Rochester NY

Younger Brother Live Band - Camp Bisco

DJ Sassmouth and Punisher - Camp Bisco

Omega Moo's - Rochester NY

Friday In America (Formerly Fran Dukes Band) Labor Day Roof Top Show, Park & Oxford St Rochester NY

Demon_Sweat starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/1/2009 08:27PM
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1 Racontuers-Consolers of the Lonely

2 Ween-LaCucaracha

3 Drive-by Truckers-Brighter than Creations Dark

4 Conor Oberst-Conor Oberst

5 Eagles of Death Metal-Heart On

Elemley Fri 1/2/2009 12:10PM
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STS9 is fire, if you cant dig it there are three possible reasons

1. you've never seen em/ werent given a proper introduction to what they're capable of(spanning genres with the precision of a surgeon)

2. you're closed minded ("those d bags use lap tops, rabble rabble")

3. they aren't for you.

Shows of the year:

sts9 3 night run in boulder/rrx

sts9 Cleveland 11/20

sts9 New years run. We'll meet in our Circus!

Lotus - roth

bassnectar- grand rapids

Greensky bluegrass - grand rapids

Panic @ Rothbury

RRE @ Roth

toad526 Fri 1/2/2009 01:10PM
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the moondoggies: don't be a stranger

portugal. the man: censored colors

akeay starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/2/2009 08:41PM
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1. Railroad Earth - Amen Corner

2. Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow

3. moe. - Sticks and Stones

4. Widespread Panic - Free Somehow

5. Donna the Buffalo - Silverlined


1. Radiohead | 8.22.08 | Outside Lands Festival | San Francisco, CA

2. Dark Star Orchestra | 4.30.08 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA

3. The New Mastersounds | 7.11.08 | The Independent | San Francisco, CA

rjd999 Sat 1/3/2009 11:44PM
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Lettuce - Rage! was undoubtedly my favorite album of the year.

Window starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/4/2009 05:34PM
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Since my earlier post was dated 12/27...

Bob Weir & RatDog / Phil Lesh & Friends (arrived too late for Jackie Greene) | BG Civic Auditorium | 12.30.08

Zappa Plays Zappa | War Memorial Opera House | 12.31.08

defjukieallstar Mon 1/5/2009 10:41AM
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Radiohead In Rainbows

Beck Modern Guilt


A3 or Alabama 3 @ Rothbury

The Pharcyde @ Rock the Bells Chicago

mreezal Mon 1/5/2009 02:20PM
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no love for Lettuce?! this is fucked ricky


blower starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/5/2009 02:36PM
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Albums:Raconteurs-Don't buy much studio stuff, but I love checking out all the talent on these lists.


-WSP 1/31/08 Happy New Years!!!!

-Phil and Friends Mardis Gras 1/26/08!!!!

Both of these were some of the best shows for me ever. True epics thank you!

-Almost anything at High Sierra Music Festival!

-Drew Emmitt Band & Hickster-Northstar, Truckee CA

Drew Emmitt, Eric Thorin, Taylor Grant, Bryn Davies, Robin Davis, Benny Galloway jammed in a hotel room after a show and it was the finest acoustic music I have ever heard by far. Robin Davis has the guitar and mando chops of Buckethead, only playing bluegrass. Look out for Robin Davis!

-UM, TLG, Different nites both at Crystal Bay Club, NV in 2008!

-STS9 and Bassnectar-Greek Theatre Berkely, CA-STS9 I usually find boring, but damn they put on a magical night.

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Chad VanGaalen- Soft Airplane (needs to be recognized. this man is sickness)

Dr. Dog- Fate (on many lists...but certainly worthy of it)

The Roots- Rising Down (underrated? underplayed? perhaps. but still one of their better releases in a while)

Lymbyc Systym- Love Your Abuser Remixed (straight ear massage)

Man Man- Rabbit Habbits (wild wackiness that makes you wanna jump on a table)

JFJO- Little Tae Rides Again (dope disc)


STS9 @ Rothbury (longest performance ever? Zinn Doctrine?)

WSP @ United Palace Theatre- 4/4/08. (Sewing Machine. nuff said)

JFJO on Rocks Off Concert Cruise- sometime this past summer. (on a 200 person capacity boat down the East River. that setting should say enough.)

EOTO @ Sullivan Hall- 10/16/08 (always bring the heat. particularly on this night)

Lotus @ Mercury Lounge- 9/24/08 (debut of Hammerstrike, and then some)

n-1 Tue 1/6/2009 12:52PM
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if you all want to represent for the jamband blog movement vote for hidden tracks as they were nominated for a best blog award http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/

voopa starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/6/2009 03:55PM
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1) Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

1) Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

1) Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

1) Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

1) Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

6) Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

7) Grateful Dead - Road Trips Vol. 1, No. 2

8) Beck - Modern Guilt (I finally turned around on this one)

9) MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (Just heard this last night for the first time - thanks, Jason!)

10) Radiohead - In Rainbows

Shows (only saw 2 that fit the category, but they were both scorchers!):

Greyboy Allstars, Harlows, Sacramento (March)

Wayne Shorter Quartet, Yoshi's, Oakland (November)

stoops Wed 1/7/2009 08:33AM
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phish @ Burgettstown PA 6/18/08. on sale 1/30

ludaKRIS923 Wed 1/7/2009 10:04AM
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the best shows i saw in 2008...

7.17.08|Thursday at The Square, Buffalo, NY|

Mickey Hart Band ft. George Porter Jr. and Steve Kimock W/ Special guests Tea Leaf Green

Yonder Mountain String Band, Levon Helm Band, moe.down 9.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals| Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY| 12.15.08

oboyler Wed 1/7/2009 03:39PM
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1. fleet foxes

2. evil urges

3. in rainbows


1. you guys shoulda waited until after new years... my morning jacket MSG!!!

2. panic at rothbury

3. primus/sts9 at rothbury (tie)

4. ween in brooklyn

5. dmb rothbury

mreezal Thu 1/8/2009 02:30AM
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japhy! word! ive been lovin lymbyc for a while now, although not new, the carved by glaciers EP is still one of my favorite all time spins

RedHeaven Thu 1/8/2009 04:29PM
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ALBUMS in Order:

1) Railroad Earth: Amen Corner

And the fun part is that others in my crew think so too, so literally every after party this year consisted of an Amen Corner listening party.

2) THE LEVELLERS: Letters From The Underground

Its too bad the US doesnt know of this hidden gem of a band from England. Their 20th anniversary brings their punk roots back with short pungent songs full of history and politics. The best thing about this band though, is their amazing song writing, not unlike Railroad Earth in this manner, heavy on the fiddle, full of catchy hooks and sweet forelorn melodies. Flogging Molly is like Kandy compared to the Real Deal here. America would love this band if they cared to play over here, but they dont. Thank goodness for amazing studio works, I can proclaim myself as a huge fan.

3) Blue Turtle Seduction: 13 Floors

These guys finally nailed a great studio album, altho the marketing of it has been a little off...There are 2 distinct parts to the album, it flows nicely, and every song is amazingly catchy with memorable lyrics and great harmonies. They deserve big things.

4) Apparat: Things To Be Frickled

A light trippy electro soundscape that comfortably warps your mind and gives you funny bone butterflies.

5) Spearhead: All Rebel Rockers

I list this one ONLY because of the FABULOUS duet with Zap Mama "you...you...and nobody else" GREAT song, one of the top 3 of the year. Its nice to have Franti get romantic in his feel good zones in a graceful manner. There are some annoying songs on the album too, but the production is so nice and booming ya just gotta dig it.


RAILROAD EARTH: NYE RUN Portland. This was a toughie, their High Sierra late nite and their SF Fillmore run in Sept were both top shelf, but the NYE run was the most magical and on point of them all. Aint nothin sweeter than riding on the rail.

ALO: LAS TORTUGAS late nite, Halloween in Yosemite: I have to listen to the show once a week to keep my brain Tortuga'd and make the memories everlast. So full of emotion and play, combined together in a silly heartfelt dance party in the one of a kind ALO tradition.

BLUE TURTLE SEDUCTION: Bobolink Fest late nite/6am set in the rain in the Sierras: No bands energy is quite like these guys, they made the rain feel good without wanting to even get dry.

IZABELLA: Bobolink late nite first night: BELLA BELLA! Skyrocketing soul, gimmmickless freakouts, sexy monumental guitar playing, and grooves that are so tight you revel in their mastery. I see big things for these guys in 09.

CARBONATED EOTO & NEW MONSOON: High Sierra late nite. Tim carbone of RRE lays down the fiddle thruout the whole night, which heightens both bands spirit. Monsoon really liften Sunday night dregs into beams of Music Hall delight. The setting, crowd, and tones were in their perfect spaces and dignity was abound. I was always annoyed by the tune I Am The Walrus until these guys just gave it a non snarky love. Bo's banjo makes twirling on a large dance floor feel like running thru a field of cotton poppies with crickets jumping with you.

BMann1 starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/9/2009 08:18PM
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Did anyone mention DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist The Hard Sell?

Miss Free Sun 1/11/2009 12:04AM
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Miss Free

my favorites in no order for newly released in 2008:

The Kills - Midnight Boom

Kings of Leon - Only by Night

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs (the only album I've liked)

The Hold Stead - Stay Positive

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

The Airborne Toxic Event - Self Titled Album

The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

The Notwist - The Devil You + Me

Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge

Protest the Hero - Fortress

Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell

The Secret Machines - Secret Machines

The Fratellis - Here We Stand

I enjoyed reading everyone else's thoughts - I have a few bands I'll look up now. :)

seneskia Mon 1/12/2009 11:16AM
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My Morning Jacket-Evil Urges

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals-Cardinology

Railroad Earth-Amen Corner

Black Keys-Attack and Release

Mofro-Orange Blossoms


My Morning Jacket/Filmore (State Theater) Detroit, MI 10/25

Railroad Earth/Rothbury


NMAS/St. Andrews Hall Detroit

panicdancer84 Mon 1/12/2009 06:39PM
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1. My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges

2. The Black Keys- Attack and Release

3. The Black Crowes- Warpaint

4 The Raconteurs- Consolers of the Lonely

5. Widespread Panic- Live Carbondale 2000

I really can't put them in order from 1-5, they all are number 1 to me. As for shows...

1. My Morning Jacket and The Black Keys 8/21/08 Red Rocks Co

2. Stockholm Syndrome 2/23/08 The Gothic Denver Co

3. The Black Crowes 12/13/08 The Fillmore Denver co

4. North Mississippi Allstars 2/16/08 The Fox Boulder Co

5. Widespread Panic 12/31/08 Pepsi Center Denver Co

For everyone that lives in Colorado we are a lucky bunch a mother fuckers for being able to see and hear all this wonderful music in our state. Peace

gz99 Mon 1/12/2009 07:19PM
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Live Shows:

1. Monotonix - typewriter museum -Austin TX - SXSW

2. Monotonix - jackalope -Austin TX - SXSW

3. Monotonix - Vice Party - Austin TX - SXSW

4. Riverboat Gamblers - Scoot Inn - Austin TX

5. Anything other than moe.

pottad Tue 1/13/2009 12:52PM
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favorite live shows i attended

1.tDB - camp Bisco VII day 2

2.UM - 12/31/08 chicago

3.tDB - 12/28/08 nokia

4.tND - 3/6/08 langerado

5.DSO - 11/11/08 concord nh -aniversary show

It's funny that murph voted for the ghostland observatory show that was playing during his set at langerado. He also voted for his own album as best of the year. what a tool.

jorgemaximus Sun 1/18/2009 02:32AM
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wow. reviewing the music I saw in 2008 didn't seem so hard until I opened this comment box. I'm a 19 year old college kid. I'm broke. However, I was fortunate enough to attend a gaggle of shows including Summer Camp, Rothbury, and Lolla. I can't rate my experiences on a number line, but, I had the best time at:

Radiohead Lollapalooza

MMW Rothbury

Primus Rothbury

Modest Mouse Rothbury

Girl Talk Lollapalooza

Beck Aragon Ballroom

Umphreys Mcgee New Years / Auditorium Theatre

North Indiana All-Stars Summer Camp

moe. Day Set Summer Camp

Jake and Brendan Acoustic Chicago, IL

Les Claypool Chicago, IL

CD's in no order:

In Rainbows Radiohead

Fate Dr. Dog

Narrow Stairs Death Cab

Modern Guilt Beck

Unfamiliar Faces Matt Costa

Sleep Through The Static Jack Johnson

Poster Boys For The Apocalypse World Wide Riot

hagge56 Mon 1/26/2009 07:12AM
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1. Yonder w/ Fishman at the E-Factory, Philly

2. Panic at Rothbury

3. Biscuits at Rothbury

And and honorable mention to MasterCraft at Camp

wwc2509 Thu 1/29/2009 08:50PM
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MOFRO- Orange Blossoms

MGMT- Oracular Spectacular

Toubab Krewe - Live at the Orange Peel

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

Kings of Leon - Only By the Night

Ray Lamontagne - Gossip In the Grain

Black Keys - Attack and Release

Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago


Eddie Vedder - Wiltern Theatre, L.A.

My Morning Jacket - Fox Theatre, Atlanta

Ray Lamontagne - Tabernacle, Atlanta

North Mississippi All-Stars - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

The Black Keys - Tabernacle, Atlanta

Robert Randolph - The Moon, Tallahassee

Gricey starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/20/2009 07:51AM
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Everyone at Rothbury 2008