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
so dive in and give us all a hearty splash!