Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bands I have seen in 2008

If you know me, you know I love music of all kinds except twangy country, hardcore rap and death metal. I try to get out and see a wide range of live music every year and I decided to try and list the bands I have seen in 2008. This will NOT be a comprehensive list because I am sure I forgot someone or something but here goes:

  1. Drive By Truckers
  2. Devotchka
  3. Tapes and Tapes
  4. Okkervil River
  5. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
  6. The Raconteurs
  7. Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi
  8. Dark Star Orchestra
  9. Citizen Cope
  10. Sigur Ros
  11. Dave Matthews Band
  12. OAR
  13. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  14. The Notwist
  15. Math and Physics Club
  16. Cloud Cult
  17. Jose Gonzalez
  18. BB King
  19. Taj Mahal
  20. Shawn Mullins
  21. Avett Brothers
  22. Keb Mo
  23. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
  24. Marc Broussard
  25. Stevie Wonder
  26. Joan Osbourne
  27. Death Cab for Cutie
  28. Alice Smith
  29. The Kills
  30. Scrapomatic
  31. Carlene Carter
  32. Ingrid Michelson

The best of the year? That's tough but it was probably Sigur Ros, The Raconteurs and Devotchka.