Best Live Shows of 2010 by Kaitlin

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 31, 2010 11:05am | Post a Comment

I am a photographer, but these aren't necessarily my best photos ever. They are, however, photos from most of my favorite shows of 2010, in chronological order:


1/2/10 An Evening with the Melvins at the Great American Music Hall

I don't like to be late to shows, but I think I had to work this night, so I walked into the Great American Music Hall during the second song of the set. The show began with just Buzzo and Dale on stage. I brought my one of my brothers to the show, and it was his first time seeing the Melvins. We grew up listening to a lot of Beatles and both LOVE them, so when the band played "Let Me Roll It" by Paul McCartney, I kinda lost my shit. It was an amazing beginning to a rad show. Love those Melvins!

frank fairfield

 brendan benson

2/11/10 Brendan Benson supported by Frank Fairfield at the Independent

I love Brendan Benson and saw him twice this year but this show was extra awesome because I got to see Frank Fairfield. He plays old timey country/bluegrass music and he blew me away. I also grew up listening to Bob Wills, the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, among others. I was pleased when Frank played at Amoeba Music later this year to support Terry Zwigoff's DVD signing.  

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The Gories Are Still Cooler Than You

Posted by Miss Ess, July 30, 2010 11:17am | Post a Comment
One of the best Detroit bands ever to grace the garage scene, The Gories, is back!

the gories

The Gories lasted roughly from 1986-1992 and are a delightfully primitive sounding, hard rocking group signed to the influential Crypt Records and including Motor City icon and guitarist/singer Mick Collins (who would later form The Dirtbombs), Peg O'Neill and Dan Kroha (also of Rocket 455 and The Demolition Doll Rods).

After a nearly 20-year break, the Gories reformed last summer for a European tour (with quick Detroit andgories Memphis reunion shows), while those of us who are fans across the USA collectively held our breath, crossing our fingers for some more spread-out dates here. The time has come to breathe freely again -- The Gories are coming!

Tour dates currently include NYC tonight and tomorrow! But also I have uncovered a San Francisco Gories show at the Independent on September 9! Look for The Gories in your town! Here are the other dates announced so far:

7/30 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

7/31 New York, NY - Lincoln Center