Best of 2012 – Top 5 Live Shows.

by nicole on December 17, 2012

We see a lot of live music so it’s rather cruel to try and narrow down to our top 5 gigs of the year. Nevertheless, here they are.

Nicole:

  1. Avett Brothers – The Orpheum (Vancouver)
  2. Whitehorse – The Haven Social Club (Edmonton)
  3. Kathleen Edwards – Myer Horowitz Theatre (Edmonton)
  4. Bahamas w/ Wake Owl – The Artery (Edmonton)
  5. Bon Iver – The Jubilee Auditorium (Edmonton)

Brad:

  1. Roger Waters – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Thursday night show – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  3. Puscifer – Jubilee Auditorium (Edmonton)
  4. Metallica – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  5. Coldplay – Rexall Place (Edmonton) TIED with Tom Fun Orchestra – Avenue Theatre (Edmonton)

Michael:

  1. Wilco (Boise, Idaho)
  2. Band of Skulls – Starlite Room (Edmonton)
  3. Smashing Pumpkins – Saddledome (Calgary)
  4. Tragically Hip – Stampede Roundup (Calgary)
  5. Yamantaka//Sonic Titan – Sled Island (Calgary) TIED WITH Paul McCartney – Rexall Place (Edmonton)

Heather:

  1. Bands of Skulls – Starlite Room (Edmonton)
  2. Coldplay – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  3. Owls By Nature – Pawn Shop (Edmonton)
  4. the Pack a.d. – Starlite Room (Edmonton)
  5. Smashing Pumpkins – Rexall Place (Edmonton)

Marc:

  1. Sasquatch Festival (Notable acts: The Walkmen, Of Monsters and Men, Explosions in the Sky, Beck, Santigold, Deer Tick, The Roots, Jack White)
  2. Bruce Springsteen – B.C. Place (Vancouver)
  3. Paul McCartney – B.C. Place (Vancouver)
  4. Frank Turner – Winspear (Edmonton)
  5. Wheat Pool – Pawnshop (FINAL SHOW) (Edmonton)

Aaron:

  1. Coachella (Notable Acts: Pulp, Refused, At The Drive-In, Godspeed You! Black Emperor)
  2. Bruce Springsteen – B.C. Place (Vancouver)
  3. Swans – The Hawthorne Theatre (Portland)
  4. Willis Earl Beal – The Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary)
  5. Fucked Up – Doc Martens In-Store (Portland)

Deej:

  1. Old Reliable – The Haven Social Club (Edmonton)
  2. John Fogerty – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  3. Roger Waters – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  4. Coldplay – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  5. Metallica – Rexall Place (Edmonton)

Andy:

  1. Paul McCartney – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  2. Coachella (Explosions in the Sky, Refused, Flying Lotus, Jeff Mangum)
  3. Dean and Britta – MTT (Calgary)
  4. Sled Island (Thurston Moore,  Yamantaka // Sonic Titan)
  5. Jack White at Sasquatch Festival

Chris G:

  1. Paul McCartney – Rexall Place (Edmonton)
  2. Jack White – Sasquatch
  3. Explosions in the Sky – Sasquatch
  4. M83 – EEC (Edmonton)
  5. Japandroids – Starlite Room (Edmonton)

Erin B:

  1. Steve Earle – Memorial Centre (Red Deer)
  2. Library Voices – Starlite Room (Edmonton)
  1. Rich Aucoin – Starlite Room (Edmonton)
  2. Cat Empire – Starlite Room (Edmonton)
  3. Jordan Klassen – Wunderbar (Edmonton)
  4. Barr Brothers – EFMF Mainstage
  5. Bahamas – EFMF Sunday Side-stage
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