Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Top 30 Shows of 2007

  1. Wilco w/ Andrew Bird- Northrop Auditorium
  2. Wolfmother- Myth
  3. Black Lips- Triple Rock Social Club
  4. Elvis Costello & The Imposters- Myth
  5. Hopewell w/ Spindrift- 400 Bar
  6. The Redwalls w/ Robbers on High St.- Triple Rock Social Club
  7. Dinosaur Jr.- Triple Rock Social Club
  8. Flaming Lips w/ Black Moth Super Rainbow- Myth
  9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club w/ The Cobbs- First Avenue
  10. Neko Case- First Avenue
  11. Son Volt w/ Slim Dunlap- MN Zoo
  12. Jason Isbell- 400 Bar
  13. Two Cow Garage- 400 Bar
  14. Drive-By-Truckers- First Avenue
  15. Flavor Crystals w/ Bridge Club- Triple Rock Social Club
  16. The Black Angels w/ Vietnam & The Tyde- 7th St. Entry
  17. Hymns- 400 Bar
  18. The High Strung- Barnes and Noble (Mall of America)
  19. The Drams- Peavy Plaza
  20. Son Volt w/ Jason Isbell- First Avenue
  21. Golden Smog- Minnesota Music Festival
  22. First Communion Afterparty w/ Strange Lights and Mouthful of Bees- FCAP Warehouse
  23. Zappa does Zappa- 10,000 Lakes Festival
  24. Derek Trucks Band- 10,000 Lakes Festival
  25. Tapes 'N Tapes- First Avenue
  26. Bob Weir & Ratdog- 10,000 Lakes Festival
  27. Soul Asylum- Minnesota Music Festival
  28. Neko Case- Electric Fetus
  29. Gov't Mule- 10,000 Lakes Festival
  30. Tapes 'N Tapes- Grand Ol' Days


pmaloney said...

Derek and Warren in the top 30? Somebody's listening! Looks like a fun hobby, Mark

Mark S said...


That version of Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" is one of the best things I've ever seen at a show. No kidding.

Anonymous said...

Mark, Cool site!!! Very professional looking... I knew you had it in you! I'll pass this on to rawkers in New York. -Lei

Kapocius said...

Where's Hanna Montana, er, Miley Cyrus?

Schmidt said...

Mark, Great site. I love the top shows list. I'm looking forward to seeing Black Mountain here in Asheville. Where's the love for NC's Avett Brothers? Black Lips are all wild energy. I'll stay tuned. Thanks.

Jim Schmidt said...


I'm completely obsessed with the Black Lips right now. Glad to see them in yr list of top shows. In an era of orchestral Arcade Fires and twee Tegan and Saras, it's great to hear a band just ripping it up.

Good luck with yr blog. I'll keep checking it out. Black Mtn, Dead Meadow and Built To Spill this month in Asheville. Come visit!

yr pal, Jim Schmidt (chris' brother)

Kapocius said...

What about Ryan Adams and the Cardinals at the Riverside Cultural Center?

Mark S said...


I really wanted to go to the Ryan Adams show, but it sold out within minutes and tickets were going for $250. I did, however, get a recording of the show, and it sounds like a very good show.