I tried for 10, but, it just wouldn’t work. So here are my favorite 15 shows that I attended and photographed this year.
15 Favorite Shows of 2007
In chronological order:
White Magic at Mercury Lounge at Mercury Lounge
Starts softly and then beats you over the head with their energy
A Place To Bury Strangers at Club Europa
Like an explosion.
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin at Mercury Lounge
I really liked these guys and were very impressed when mid-set, they swapped instruments with one another.
The Thermals at Bowery Ballroom
The audience matched their energy that night – it was fun and scary at the same time.
The National at Bowery Ballroom
BrakesBrakesBrakes at Mercury Lounge
This was one of the nicest bands I’ve had the pleasure of meeting this year – and their songs will blow you away.
Aeroplane Pageant at Bowery Ballroom
Great guys, Great music, Great light show…..
Pela at Bowery Ballroom
The boys first headlining show at Bowery and they sold out! I was one proud Mama!
The Party Faithful at Luna Lounge
They’ve had a tough year. That night they had everything right.
John Vandersliceat Bowery Ballroom
Fun night. I met a bunch of NYU students that night – we had a blast.
Shade at The Delancey
Amazing energy and musicianship
O’Death at White Rabbit
O’Wow! Not to be missed, check them out!
Foals at Bowery Ballroom
Got to Bowery earlier than I had planned to and was happily surprised with one of my favorite performances of the year – look out for these guys
Band of Horses at Bowery Ballroom
It was a treat to see them at Bowery (it was packed). I’m glad that I was there.
Francis and The Lights at Galapagos
This is probably the #1 best show I saw this year.