Top 10 Concerts of 2009

1 Alice In Chains – I’ve never been to a show that I couldn’t take out my ear plugs between songs. The crowd was THAT LOUD.

2 The Heavy – A spiritual experience. Throw in Thee Emergency opening and that was a night at the Croc.

3 The Kills – When a band connects with an audience like they did you remember it for a long time.

4 The Thermals – A religious experience and “Now We Can See.”

5 Ladytron – Some goofball walked away from the box office after failing to get a ticket before the show and said, “I can’t believe they sold out.” I thought, “You idiot. They always sell out. Every time they come to Seattle they sell out. You belong outside.”

6 Dead Weather – I had never seen Jack White live. Cross that off my “things to do before I die” list.

7 Gossip – I was almost crushed to death in the crowd – totally worth it.

8 Rev Horton Heat – I see RHH every time they come to town. They NEVER disappoint.

9 Blackeyes & Neckties – Theater rock from Bellingham. Scary. Loud. Scary loud.

10 Sleepy Eyes Of Death – They turned me around on this genre of music. SEOD are awesome.

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