Friday, December 18, 2009 Top 10 Concerts of the Year!

Here they are folks, the top 10 concerts seen in Minneapolis! All the videos are live performances or in studio performances by the band. Deathray Davies

#1 The Dodos @ The Turf Club 10/20/09 Not a british band? Yea can you believe it. I usually pick the show I moved around the most too and this was up their.

#2 Keane and Mat Kearney @ Myth 5/15/09 Yea I know Keane is a huge band but they still are phenomenal live. Keane and Coldplay will never sell out to me.

# 3 Lykke Li and Wildbirds and Peacedrums @ Varsity 2/8/09 Incredible stage performer, moved around the entire show. Plus her pal Justin Vernon(Bon Iver) was there.

Lykke Li - Hip Hop freestyle from Brody McCoy on Vimeo.

#4 Arctic Monkeys 9/25/09 Who the fuck are the Arctic Monkeys? Well they're the biggest BritRock band since Oasis, and they continue to get better.

#5 Adele @ Fitzgerald 1/20/09 Best Female vocals in the world. Big thanks to my buddy Kyle for hooking me up with front row center tickets.

# 6 The Big Pink 11/25/09 They lived up to all the hype. Definitely bringing the psychedelic 80's UK rock sound back.

# 7 AC Newman w/ The Broken West @ 400 Bar 3/24/09 Even the gorgeous Nicole Atkins was at this show with special guest vocals on a few tracks. I can't imagine The New Pornographers being better than AC Newman's band.

A.C. Newman @ 400 Bar 3/24/09 from Brody McCoy on Vimeo.

#8 Lookbook (CD Release @ Kitty Cat Klub 10/3/09 They might be the best new local band right now!

#9 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson 11/13/09 Miles is the real deal solo or with his band. Plus the dude came over to my friends house after the show and played more tunes. Come on.

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - The 100th of March (Minneapolis) from Brody McCoy on Vimeo.

#10 Pomegranates/Daredevil Christopher Wright/Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps @ Nomad 9/20/09 Just look at the lineup, where else could you see all three of these bands together at a tiny venue. Plus I helped put it together with my friend Adrian.

Honorable Mention
Bloc Party March 30th @ First Ave.
Brett Dennen and The Little Ones @ Varsity
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
The Crannberries
Phoenix @ First Ave.
Sea Wolf @ Entry
Noah and the Whale 4/24/09
Fanfarlo 11/11/09
Portugal the Man
Miike Snow and Jack Penate
Patrick Wolf/Plasticines/Living Things
Doves @ Varsity 5/28/09

The Envy Corps at 80/35 festival, a bunch of SXSW performances, and White Lies in San Francisco all deserve to be in my top But I just stuck to the shows I saw in Minneapolis.

Post your top 5 in the comment section or email them to me and post it over break.

More lists to come! Cheers -Brody

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