2011 Year In Review

Welcome to JamBase's look back at 2011. For all the unique challenges faced in the world during the year, the music kept flowing, giving us new soundtracks, memories and reasons to believe. We understand that on a basic level, JamBase is a resource for concertgoers like no other - the Swiss Army knife of live music tools. What we also strive to create is a hub where folks who find meaning, comfort and countless positives in the live music setting can gather to be informed and come together with a community of shared ideals and passions that overlap in beautiful ways. No matter what your favorite band or particular taste may be, we can all embrace the moment when the lights go down and the amplifiers shake and we are awakened and renewed.

What follows are the key stats from JamBase's past year, signs and signals of where our collective interests have taken us in 2011, along with our own Staffs' choices for the year's best albums and live performances. We've dug deep into our database and pulled out some interesting factoids for you to chew on as you pop the New Year's bubbly. Our "Top Trending Bands" section, for instance, goes beyond a typical "Top Searched Artists" list and looks into who moved up the most throughout the year from week to week.

However, we're more interested in what YOU have to say. What floated YOUR boat in 2011? What show left YOU shaken 'n' stirred in the finest ways? What album barely left YOUR earbuds? What flipped YOUR wig this year? The comments section is open so dive in and give us all a hearty splash!

The Venues with the most live music this year + Users that attended shows at them.

Phish: Summer Tour Dates

• Wakarusa 2011 Lineup
• Odd Future: Free Mixtape Download
• Furthur: Summer Tour
• Phish Add Summer Dates
• 1st Dave Matthews Band Caravan
• Phish: Super Ball IX
• String Cheese Incident: July 4th Weekend Fest
• The Cars: Spring Tour
• Widespread Panic Spring Tour
• Widespread Panic: Summer Tour
• Buffalo Springfield: Reunion Tour Dates
• Phil Lesh: Terrapin Landing
• SCI Winter Carnival 2011
• Grateful Dead Movie Nationwide Screening
• Bonnaroo 2011 Webcast
• Phish to Record New Album
• String Cheese Incident Fall Tour
• Phish: Free 34 Track Live Download

Jam Cruise 9 | Review | Pics

• Phish | NYE Run | Review | Pics
• Summer Camp 2011 | Review | Pics
• Bonnaroo 2011 | Review | Pics
• Umphrey's McGee | Brooklyn | Pics
• SCI: Back On The Road Again
• Bonnaroo 2011 | Day Two | Review | Pics
• Furthur | NYE Run | San Francisco | Pics
• Bonnaroo 2011 | Day One | Review | Pics
• String Cheese Incident | Winter Carnival | Pics
• Railroad Earth w/ Great American Taxi | Review | Pics

• Phish | Colorado | Review | Pics
• Warped Tour | Ventura | Pics
• Phish | Charlotte | Review
• All Good Festival 2011 | West Virginia | Pics
• High Sierra Music Fest 2011 | Review | Pics
• Widespread Panic | Atlanta | Review | Pics
• Phish | UIC Shows | Chicago | Pics
• Camp Bisco X | New York | Pics
Our Top Shows:
• Phish - 7/1-7/3 - Super Ball IX, Watkin's Glen, NY
• Dawes, Blitzen Trapper – 11/15 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

• Arcade Fire - Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
• Jay Z & Kanye West – 11/7 - Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
• Paul Simon – 4/27 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
• LCD Soundsystem – 4/2 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
• Metallica - 12/10 - The Fillmore
• Prince – 2/23 - Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
• Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang – 11/2 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
• Hippy Fiasco Finale - 7/4 - High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA
Our Top Albums:
• Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
• Dawes - Nothing is Wrong
• Wilco - The Whole Love
• The Decemberists - The King is Dead
• Tom Waits - Bad As Me
• Paul Simon - So Beautiful So What
• Red Fang – Murder The Mountains
• Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing
• White Denim – D
• Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
Thanks for another great musical year around the sun with us at JamBase! We'd love to hear what YOU have to say about 2011. Leave your comments below and have a Happy New Year!
[Published on: 12/30/11]

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