Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Erik Hess

Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!

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Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen:

Gary Burger 331 1/6
The Revolution First Ave 2/19
Glen Matlock, Hugh Cornwell Nick & Eddie 3/7
Brass Messengers, Gay Witch Abortion, Fuck Knights Triple Rock 4/30
Father John Misty 7th Street Entry 5/11
Gary Louris Concrete & Grass, Mears Park 9/17
POS First Avenue 10/26
Cactus Blossoms Mondays at Turf Club
The Monkees State Theater 11/15
Bob Dylan 11/7
Gary Burger Lee's 11/30
The New Standards Fitzgerald Theater 12/7,8

Cyn Collins:

The Men w/ Buildings and Stereo Confession 7th St. Entry June 18, 2012
• Deep Blues Festival at Bayport BBQ in Bayport, MN June 29 - July 1 June 29: Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Henry's Funeral Shoe, Reverend Deadeye and more
• The Brian Jonestown Massacre w/ Magic Castles at First Avenue, August 16
• KISS/Motley Crue at the MN State Fair August 29
Twin Cities Funk and Soul Release Party at Cedar Cultural Center September 22
Thee Oh Sees w/ Ty Segall and Trin Tran at Turf Sept. 30
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra at First Avenue October 2
Afghan Whigs w/ Wussy at Varsity Theater October 28
P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here record release at First Avenue Oct 26
METZ w. Buildings at 7th St. Entry October 29
Gary Burger of the Monks at Lee's Liquor Lounge November 30, 2012
• Tie: The Who By Numbers at 7th Street Entry Nov. 27/ The King Khan and BBQ Show with Toxic Shrews and Hot Rash at Turf Club Nov. 24

Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Erik Hess

Reed Fischer:

The Afghan Whigs at Varsity Theater, 10/28/12
Bruce Springsteen at Xcel Energy Center, 11/11/12
Charles Bradley at Fine Line, 2/16/12
Gary Burger at Lee's Liquor Lounge, 11/30/12
Totally Gross National Party at Icehouse, 9/9/12
Thee Oh Sees & Ty Segall at Turf Club, 9/30/12
Soundset at Canterbury Park, 5/27/12
Metz at 7th St Entry, 10/29/12
BNLX Fest at Cause, 11/16-17/12
Knotfest at Somerset Amphitheater, 8/18/12

Jeff Gage:

1. Ty Segall at 7th St. Entry

2. St. Vincent at First Avenue

3. Sharon Van Etten at First Avenue

4. Justin Townes Earle at Varsity Theater

5. Japandroids at 7th St. Entry

Natalie Gallagher:

Alabama Shakes at First Avenue
Mayer Hawthorne at First Avenue
Delta Rae at the 7th St Entry
Field Report at the Turf Club
Cory Chisel at the Turf Club
Justin Townes Earle at Varsity


Dave and Laura Hoenack:

This has been the year of awesome LP release show:
Southside Desire (Nomad Pub)
El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus LP release show (Amsterdam Bar)
Is/Is LP release (Turf Club)
BNLX two night release show (Cause)
Big Cats lp release show (Cedar Cultural Center)
Jack Klatt cd release show (Cedar Cultural Center)
Secret Stash Records compilation (Cedar Cultural Center)

Monica LaPlante:

1. Father John Misty @ Fine Line
2. Thee Oh Sees with Ty Segal @ The Turf Club
3. The Muffs @ The Amsterdam
4. Asteroids Galaxy Tour @ The Triple Rock
5. Metronomy @ 7th St Entry
6. Best Coast @ The Cedar
7. The Drums @ Fine Line
8. Anything by Bloodnstuff

Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photos by Nicola Losik

Zach McCormick:

Heiruspecs @ The Stone Arch Festival

Birthday Suits @ Radio K Gigawatt X

Mos Def/ Toki Wright @ The Guthrie

Dillinger Four's D4th of July-Triple Rock

Real McKenzies @ The Turf Club

Free Energy @ The 400 Bar

The Slackers @ The Triple Rock

Menahan Street Band @ The 7th Street Entry

Nikki Miller:

John Prine @ The Zoo 6/29
Emmylou Harris at the Zoo 6/28
Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson @ The State 7/25

Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Tony Nelson

Tony Nelson:

The Walkmen 1st Av

Dirty Projectors 1st Av

Bruce Springsteen Xcel

Roger Waters The Wall Xcel

Langhorne Slim / Ha Ha Tonka Triple Rock

Pat O'Brien:

1. Hot Chip, 7/13/12; First Avenue

2. Amon Tobin, 9/6/12; State Theater

3. The Afghan Whigs, 10/28/12; Varsity Theater

4. Crystal Castles, 11/1/12; First Avenue

5. Death Grips, 11/21/12; 7th Street Entry

6. Dinosaur Jr., 10/18/12; Cabooze

7. Kurt Vile, 5/23/12; 400 Bar

8. The Promise Ring, 6/27/12; Varsity Theater

9. Archers of Loaf, 8/25/12; 400 Bar

10. Titus Andronicus, 11/22/12; 7th Street Entry

Stacy Schwartz:

Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Erik Hess

Rob Sherer:

Atlas Sound (Cedar Cultural Center)

2. METZ (7th Street Entry)

3. Destroyer (Cedar Cultural Center)

4. Twin Shadow (7th Street Entry)

5. Walkmen (First Avenue)

6. Lotus Plaza (Triple Rock)

7. Archers of Loaf with METZ (400 Bar)

8. Beach House (First Avenue)

9. A. Wolf & Her Claws (Cedar Cultural Center)

Danny Sigelman:

1. Amadou and Mariam at the Cedar Cultural Center, 8/7/12

2. Meshuggah at First Avenue, 5/13/12

3. The Revolution at First Avenue, 2/19/12

4. Gary Burger at Lee's Liquor Lounge, 11/30/12

5. Die Antwoord First Avenue 8/4/12

Jack Spencer:

1. Get Cryphy 4th Anniversary at First Ave, 2/24/12

2. Lil B at Cabooze, 9/28/12

Tie: 3. El-P and Killer Mike, 7/5/12 and RZA at Cabooze, 8/10/12

4. Wag Out Block Party at Lost and Found, 7/22/12

5. Big Freedia at Turf Club, 5/11/12

6. Hip-Hop Harambee at Nomad World Pub, 9/15/12

7. Brother Ali and Blank Tape at 7th St Entry, 5/31/12

8. Greg Grease "Cornbread's Coming" show, 11/10/12

9. TTXBC "Space" Release show at 7th St Entry, 714/12

10. DMX at Epic, 6/2/12


Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Erik Hess

Erik Thompson:

1. Spiritualized at First Avenue, 5/2/2012
2. Japandroids at the Entry, 7/03/12
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Triple Rock, 10/22/12
4. Ty Segall and White Fence at the Entry, 05/08/12
5. The Joy Formidable, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Exitmusic at the Fine Line, 03/19/12
6. First Aid Kit at the Cedar, 04/07/12
7. Beach House at First Avenue, 10/09/12
8. P.O.S. at First Avenue, 10/26/12
9. Archers Of Loaf and Metz at 400 Bar, 08/25/12
10. Bob Mould at First Avenue, 09/15/12

Lily Troia:

The Barr Brothers - Bryant Lake Bowl - May 24th
Zeus - 7th Street Entry- June 3rd
Kill Kancer Benefit - The Cedar Cultural Center - June 17th
My Morning Jacket/Band of Horses/Trampled By Turtles - Somerset Amphitheater - August 10th
Calexico - Fine Line - October 16th
Dinosaur Jr - Cabooze - Oct 18th
Heartless Bastards - First Ave - Oct 21st
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Triple Rock Social Club - October 22nd
Laurie Anderson - Walker's McGuire Theater - November 2nd
Nada Surf - Fine Line - December 6th

Rob Van Alstyne:

Har Mar Superstar, Father John Misty on 5/11/12 @ The 7th Street Entry

Destroyer on 6/25/12 @ The Cedar Cultural Center

Desaparecidos on 8/9/12 @ The 400 Bar

Alt-J on 9/22/12 @ The Triple Rock Social Club

Pomegranates on 10/3/12 @ Club Underground

Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists
Photo by Stacy Schwartz

Youa Vang:

Feist at MN Zoo

Metric at State Theatre

Motion City Soundtrack at Varsity Theater

Brandi Carlile at MN Zoo

Regina Spektor at State Theatre

Rufus Wainwright at MN Zoo

Rogue Valley at Cedar Cultural Center

Ben Gibbard at Women's Club

Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Orpheum

The Shins at Orpheum

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