Tis the season for Top Ten Lists. So here we go.
TopX NWBands of 2009
1 The Thermals – seeing them at Neumos was a religious experience.
2 The Blakes – I was so close that Snow Keim almost broke my hand as he swung his bass around the front of the stage.
3 Gossip – I was almost crushed to death in the crowd, but totally worth the experience. wOOt wOOt.
4 Sleep Eyes Of Death – magical.
5 Fleet Foxes – huge year, and I like Sean’s new guitar.
6 Alice In Chains – The return of 90s rock gods, and nice boys too. Nominated for a Grammy.
7 Visqueen – I’ve never seen them live, but they had a breakout year.
8 Viva Voce – seen them twice this year. Anita is a total rckr grl!
9 Japandroids – they get a lot of noise out of one guitar and a drum kit.
10 TheeEmergency – saw them twice this year.