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Played A-live: Nyc Oct - Dec 2011

The bands I've had the pleasure of seeing perform live these past few months after reveling in rthe aftermath of Electric Zoo's chaos ( http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?rmemberid=436113&listid=80948 ) and the trendy ATP ( http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?rmemberid=436113&listid=82660 )
1Panda Bear
Tomboy


10-02 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. After the madness of Electric Zoo and the more trendy ATP (see previous lists), it was nice to hear something familiar. Noah Lennox gave as much a sensory overload as he's been known to deliver and any thoughts of Tomboy's often tame nature taking over his set were instantly quelled. Always a pleasure to see Panda Bear in action.
2James Blake
James Blake


10-06 at Webster Hall: Very solid. The heavy bass really augments his live set. Though I don't think he is the revolutionary and absolutely brilliant musician that some think he is, denying that he is super talented and great to listen to is just silly.
3Feed Me
To the Stars


10-09 Deadmau5' first opener was originally billed as Alex English, who does a lot for the rave culture in New York, but Feed Me was certainly a huge upgrade. The artist sometimes known as Spor knows how to put on a good show and is one of the most consistent acts around.
4Excision
X Rated


10-09 Deadmau5' second opener delivered the filthstep. In fact few people are as known to deliver quality filthstep as Jeff Abel. Still, especially without frequent collaborator Datsik, it was all in waiting for ..
5Deadmau5
4x4=12


10-09 at Roseland Ballroom. Zimmerman sold out the sizable standing venue for a whopping 6 straight nights by what seemed in large part like a market yourself toward 16 year old kids kind of way. Lots of young people all buzzing up and down and all around, but Zimmerman still does it in a way that makes it all awesome. With so many hits off his last 3 LPs, Deadmau5 can get you going with such ease it's not really fair.
6Trentemoller
The Last Resort


10-14 at Webster Hall. I've heard better from Anders, but even when he's off he delivers a solid and chill show. And with 'The Last Resort' to fall back on, it's hard to complain
7Dallask
Front Back EP


10-14 What Wolfgang's opener lacked in original work he makes up for in comfort on the stage. i liked him almost as much as Wolfgang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rac0zczjbs
8Wolfgang Gartner
Weekend in America


10-14 at Webster. After All I hear about him, I was pretty disappointed. He's a fun time and all, but like Boys Noize, I don't understand why he's selling out venues at will.
9The Field
Looping State of Mind


10-15 Simply by having the foresight and wherewithal to put a name on a list i saw an incredible amount of fantastic bands for free in brooklyn ( http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/09/creators_projec_2.html ). If I had known the Field was gonna be there, I would not have simply caught their (he was with a band) last 2 songs. Though I was happy I heard some of it.
10Four Tet
There Is Love in You


The only creator's project set I caught every last bit of and oh was it worth it. Stunning highs echoed underneath an archway on a beautiful day. Encoring with 'Sing' was fantastic and really made me appreciate his latest album even more.
11Nosaj Thing
Drift


Instead of Florence + the Machine and an Aesop Rocky that had thusfar only irritated me (I'm still not sold, but haven't given up on Aesop yet), I decided on seeing Nosaj Thing for the 3rd time. He's so innovative, down to earth, upbeat but chill. His remixes and his live set were somewhat predictable because I'd heard it before, but instead of making me bored, it just gets me excited for what else this guy can do.
12Atlas Sound
Parallax


I only caught a few of Cox's songs, but from what I heard, I seemed to enjoy it even more than when I hear Deerhunter on August 23rd. Also I saw Justice play 3 songs before the cops shut down the party. The French duo were really working us up too and make me kinda wanna splurge on tickets when they hit Terminal 5 in a couple months.
13Portugal. The Man
In The Mountain In The Cloud


10-20 at Terminal 5. For a band that one of my friends likes that I normally disagree with on taste, this was a very solid set. Their cover (or did they change things a bit?) of Oasis' 'Champagne Supernova' was so corny it was fairly adorable.
14Amon Tobin
ISAM


10-25 at Brooklyn Masonic. Absolutely massive show that sees stunning visuals build upon the already sprawling album. A carefully constructed visual panel that looked like stairs that were too big to climb, images sprawled in and out and all across ranging from arctic voyages, to exploding earthquakes. This thing was a force of nature to be reckoned with.
15Madeon
39 Song Pop Mashup


10-31 at Webster. I came for the gunslinging 19 year old named Porter Robinson but passed out after being super impressed by the even younger 16 year old slinging Madeon. Super impressed with this guy's ability. So much so that I look forward to seeing him again with a few years of experience under his belt.
16Boys Noize
Oi Oi Oi


11-18 at Webster. I like Boys Noize just fine, but for the amount of praise lavished upon them, I wasn't too thrilled.
17Wu-Tang Clan
8 Diagrams


12-18 at Best Buy Theater. Maybe I thought I paid too much money, maybe it was the white trash long island vibe, maybe it's cause they were missing Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, maybe I'm biased against the Wu .. All I know is that I was actually kindof annoyed at a lot of the parts and even in some of my favorite tracks, I heard a lot less awesome beat and a lot more yelling. Wouldn't go out of my way to see them again.
18Gogol Bordello
Trans-Continental Hustle


12-30 at Terminal 5. Such an innovative and electic band. These guys put on a fantastic punk show full of a lot of energy and interesting sounds. A fresh and eastern-like take on what the Clash were doing a while back this was high energy fun which was refreshingly not electrobabble. Recommended for anyone who likes a punk style mosh pit.
19Infected Mushroom
Vicious Delicious


12-31 at Best Buy Theater. "Wake me up before I change again. Remind me the story that I won't get insane" .. When the ball drop it's as if everything went numb and the overstimulated drugged out audience just took it in wild overstimulated euphoria. Perfect end to a wild fucking year.
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