27. Dez. 2006, 22:59
2006 - I saw more live music in 2006 than I have in a long time. I think it was the two SXSW showcases that I attended that got me back in the mood to hit the clubs. Yes, they were that good.
My top shows for the year:
1. Tool, McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas TX: I've been waiting 4 years for another Tool show, and this didn't disappoint. They played 5000 seat McFarlin on the SMU campus as part of their "warm up" tour. Great mix of new and old material (maybe could have used a bit more OLDER material).
2. SXSW "Japan Night" showcase, The Elysium, Austin TX: As an audience member stated, "Japan Night" is consistently one of, if not the best showcase of the entire SXSW conference. Every band was fantastic. The Rodeo Carburettor was my favorite of the night. Check them out.
3. Beck, The Backyard, Austin TX: Beck has to be one of the most imaginative artists out there. I was expecting a good concert, but I wasn't expecting a good puppet show along with it. …