2007 was a rockin' year

126 bands.
23 venues.
$1,927 + fees.
This was my year. While any reading music lover is by now sick of top 10 lists, top 100 lists, etc…all of which contain the overrated ‘In Rainbows’…I present you with a recap of my year’s worth of music adventures. You may have been at a few of these, too. Relive the memories with me:

Triple Cobra (pre-HRC)
2/10: Brazilian Girls, She Wants Revenge, DJ Aoki @ Regency Center
2/22: Mickey Avalon @ popscene
2/24: Army of Anyone, Hurt @ Slim’s
3/2: Autolux, Snowden, Malajube @ The Independent
3/3: Ghostland Observatoy, Honeycut, The Gray Kid, Landshark @ mezzanine
3/9: Bright Eyes @ GAMH
3/25: El-P, Lateef the Truthspeaker @ mezzanine
3/30: DJ AM, Mickey Avalon @ mezzanine
4/7: Heart @ Cow Palace
4/18: Willie Nelson @ The Fillmore
4/21: Iggy Pop and The Stooges @ The Warfield
4/23: Blonde Redhead @ Bimbo’s
4/30: LCD Soundsystem @ mezzanine
5/5: Velvet Revolver @ The Warfield
5/30: The Black Angels, Vietnam @ The Independent
6/7: Bob Schneider, Jenny Owen Youngs @ The Independent
6/9: BFD: The Matches, CSS, Honeycut, The Lovemakers, Tiger Army, immigrant, Shiny Toy Guns, Cold War Kids, The Bravery, The Faint, Silversun Pickups, Kaiser Chiefs, Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/12: Datarock, The Gray Kid @ The Independent
7/2: Battles @ Slim’s
7/10: Chris Cornell @ The Warfield
7/14: Incubus @ The Greek Theater
7/20: The Nightwatchman, Ike Reilly @ Swedish America Hall
7/21: Nico Vega, The Gray Kid, Midnight Movies @ mezzanine
7/27: Daft Punk, The Rapture, Sebastian, Kavinsky @ The Greek Theater
7/28: MIA, The Gray Kid @ Rickshaw Stop
8/1: The Smashing Pumpkins, The 88 @ The Fillmore
8/9: VHS or BETA @ popscene
8/23: Marilyn Manson, Slayer @ Sleep Train Pavillion
8/28: Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy @ Slim’s
9/1: The Doormats, A History Lesson @ Thee Parkside
9/4: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dimmer @ The Independent
9/7: Immigrant @ Rickshaw Stop
9/22: Warp 11 @ 12 Galaxies
9/29: Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, White Williams @ The Fillmore
9/30: Heaven & Hell, Alice Cooper @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
10/1: Satellite Party, Mink @ GAMH
10/9: Download Festival: The Cure, AFI, Black Rebel Motorcylce Club, She Wants Revenge, The Black Angels, 65 Days of Static @ Shoreline Amphitheater
10/10: Justice, Midnight Juggernauts @ mezzanine
10/12: Guitar Hero Championship @ GAMH
10/13: Cradle of Filth, GWAR, CKY, Vains of Jenna @ The Warfield
10/19: Kavinsky, Kid Sister, DJ Medhi, A-Trak, Peanut Butter Wolf @ The Roxy
10/28: Bridge School: Neil Young, Metallica, Tom Waits, Regina Spektor, Tegan & Sara, John Mayer, Jerry Lee Lewis, My Morning Jacket @ Shoreline Amphitheater
10/31: 8 Bit Idiots @ Ireland’s 32
11/6: Henry Rollins @ Herbst Theater
11/8: MIA, The Cool Kids @ mezzanine
11/14: Of Montreal, MGMT, Grand Buffet @ GAMH
11/16: The Warlocks, Darker My Love, The Otherside @ BOTH
11/18: Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, In This Moment @ Oracle Arena
11/29: Ghostland Observatory @ mezzanine
12/7: immigrant, Triple Cobra, The Frail @ BOTH
12/9: Goon Moon, Sun Trash @ GAMH
12/11: Tool, Trans Am @ Bill Graham Civic
12/28: JetBoy, Flexx Bronco @ BOTH

Some other interesting stats:

Average show price: $36.36, surely jacked up by my Bridge School, DL fest and Ozzy tix.

20% of the bands I saw were local.

October was my busiest month, with 8 shows. January was my slowest, with just 1.

I saw the 126 bands over 54 shows.

I went to mezzanine the most- 8 times!

Thanks to all of the bands for making this year rockin’. Watching you on the stage moved me to write all of these groupie love pieces.

Now all I need is for you to click on some ads, or get me on some guestlists, so that I can fund my 2008 music adventures!

Happy New Year!

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