I improved on hitting more shows in 2014 (33) than 2013 (22), so more choice in narrowing down my top concerts. You know it was a good year when you have to cut great artists like Lydia Loveless, Angel Olsen and even Prince (although the Purple One really disappointed me with one of his more “experimental” sets).
I’d heard about the energy of this band, so glad I had the opportunity to see it for myself and go to a show with Jersey Joe! Unfortunately I was late to a short set at CMJ showcase. Hope to catch them again.
My first show of 2014. Tight set, hung with the SF Mikes, tried not to scratch my then-new tattoo. Looking forward to the next album/tour.
I realize I am doing an HSB switch in this post, but I’m allowed when reflecting on the year. It was an incredible set, but I will make it a priority to see them in a small venue next time I can.
I needed this show. I was sitting at home wallowing in misery, listening to my obnoxious neighbor rant on the deck next door and in the depths of despair. My internet music friends harassed me on Facebook until I came out. And I gave in. And I danced and danced. Thanks Mikes and Missy!
Thanks to Mary Ann for celebrating her birthday with this. Happy to accompany her, stand in the front row and transcend. Thanks to Doug Martsch for being transcendent.
When thinking back on “epic” shows this year, this one stood out. Wow. I don’t know how you could’ve been there and not left smiling.
I heart Courtney Barnett. Her songs are brilliant and she delightfully engaged with audience. The secret is going to be out once her new album comes out next year.
Super testeroney, but super fun. Took me back to 2004 and reminiscing about the Mad Planet glory days. Great to see this show in SF with Theresa though.
This show closed out the craziest week of 2014 (and there were a lot). Went with coworkers (Theresa and Molly) just a couple of days after our company got bought. Stationed ourselves up front and let the good times roll with a fantastic showing by both the opener and headliner. Most all-out fun I had at a show this year.
Last minute StubHub decision that I don’t regret. My first and likely last Beatle. Everyone’s last time at Candlestick. Would’ve kicked myself for missing. So, so, so glad I went.