Wednesday, December 29, 2010

0 LIST MANIA: A Bunch of 2010 Lists By Some of Our Favorite Local Musicians, Photogs, Promoters, Writers, and DJs (Part 1)

Corey Brewer (Cold Lake and Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death)

Best of 2010.

1. Mary J. Blige at Bumbershoot. The best show of the year NO CONTEST.
2. Grinderman "2" lp
3. Trap Them "Filth Rations" ep
4. Black Breath "Heavy Breathing" lp
5. Xasthur "Portal of Sorrow" lp
6. Melvins "The Bride Screamed Murder" lp
7. Mash Hall "They La Soul" lp
8. Dum Dum Girls "I Will Be" lp
9. NAILS "Unsilent Death" lp
10. Das Racist "Sit Down, Man" mixtape
11. Wolves in the Throne Room/Earth live at Neumos
12. Grinderman live at the King Cat Theater
13. Boris/ Red Sparrowes/ Helms Alee live at Neumos
14. Converge/Coalesce/Black Breath/Great Falls
15. NEED, Bangs, C Average and Thrones live at the Crocodile
16. White Shit "sculpted beef" lp
17. Abe Vigoda "crush" lp

Matt Koroulis (Local Rocktographer, SRG Contributor)

Here are 10 shows that stand out for me (in no particular order)...
1. The Cops at the Comet on Dec. 10th
2. Unnatural Helpers, Wild Orchid Children at the Sunset on Nov. 19th
3. The Murder City Devils, Past Lives, Cold Lake at the Showbox on Oct. 16th
4. Nomeansno, The Ruby Doe at Neumos on Oct. 7th
5. The Melvins at the Crocodile on Sept. 25th
6. Helms Alee, Akimbo, Narrows, The Dark at Neumos on Sept. 16th
7. Past Lives, Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death, Blood Red Dancers, The Absolute Monarchs at the Sunset on August 27th
8. The entire Capitol Hill Block Party, especially Friday July 23rd
9. Carissa's Wierd at the Showbox on July 9th
10. Red Fang, Kinski, Virgins Islands at the Sunset on June 26th

Roy Culver ( Infinite Productions, SRG Contributor)

Top 10 records of 2010

1. Grinderman - Grinderman 2
2. The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
3. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
4. Ceremony - Rohnert Park
5. Wovenhand - The Threshingfloor
6. Starflyer 59 - The Changing of the Guard
7. Punch - Push Pull
8. Fukpig - Belief is the Death of Intelligence
9. Divorce - Divorce 10"
10. The Southern Shame - self-titled demo

Top 10 shows of 2010

1. Grinderman at the King Cat Theater 11/27
2. Ceremony, Punch and Nails at West Seattle American Legion Hall 8/20
3. Sufjan Stevens at the Paramount 10/30
4. The Black Angels and Black Mountain at the Showbox 11/30
5. Dropdead at Neumos 7/31
6. Testament at WaMu Theater 9/03
7. Trash Talk and Alpha & Omega at Chop Suey 7/20
8. Nevermore at El Corazon 9/24
9. Misery Index at Studio Seven 10/03
10. mewithoutYou at El Corazon 6/07

Michael Freiburger (Throne of Bone)

Favorite Records.

10. Black Breath - Heavy Breathing
9. High on Fire - Snakes of the Divine
8. Ludicra - The Tenant
7. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
6. Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
5. Iron Maiden- The Final Frontier
4. Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2
3. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
2.  Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder
1. I believe Helms Alee is done with their new record and without listening will put that at number one.

Adam "Superfan" (Ladies Choice Presents)

Best of 2010 in no particular order.

1. Rollerball (live at Josephine/The Black Lodge & Two Feathers LP)
2. Torche (Coheed & Cambria tour & Songs for Singles LP)
3. TOOL (live at Key Arena, July 10th)
4. Melvins (live x4, including my 20th Melvins show of all time & The Bride Screamed Murder)
5. Cephalic Carnage (new lineup rules! Summer Slaughter Tour & Misled By Certainty LP)
6. A Perfect Circle (seeing albums "Mer de Noms" & "eMOTIVe" performed live)
7. Michael Cera (Youth in Revolt & Scott Pilgrim vs. the World both kicked ass)
8. Eugene Robinson (live at The Comet/The Black Lodge & A Long Slow Screw novel)
9. Let Me In (if the Swedish adaptation is better than the US version, than it must be REALLY good)
10. December 11th (Roger Waters' THE WALL live! & ROY's first show in 3 years!!! A breathtaking evening!)

Luke Laplante (SEAN and Spirit of Radio)

Favorite Records of 2010.

#1 The Bastard Noise " A culture of monsters"
#2 Floor "Below and beyond" box set
#3 Rush "Beyond the Lighted Stage" DVD
#4 Torche "Songs for singles"
#5 The Bastard Noise/Endless Blockade split LP
#6 Marnie Stern S/T
#7 Torche/Boris split 10"
#8 Child Abuse "Cut and run"
#9 Wah Wah Exit Wound "3 woodpeckers"
#10 AOK Sucide Forest S/T

h/t and a sincere thanks to Corey, Matt, Roy, Freiburger, Adam, and Luke for their contributions to our end of year coverage.


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