I saw a lot of great shows in 2012, from all the great shows in NYC during CMJ, from my trip to Bonnaroo, and my duel visits to Chicago for Lollapalooza/Pitchfork. I saw many bands both big in small in a wide variety of venues, and made many good memories along the way.

When it came down to it, these shows were my absolute favorite concert moments of the year:

1. Radiohead @ Bonnaroo (June 8, 2012)
2. My Morning Jacket @ The Capitol Theatre (December 28, 2012)
3. Bloc Party & The Drums @ Terminal 5 (August 8, 2012)
4. The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys @ Madison Square Garden (March 22, 2012)
5. Crystal Castles @ Roseland Ballroom (October 3, 2012)
6. The xx @ Paradise Theater (October 27, 2012)
7. Weezer @ Borgata Event Center (June 1, 2012)
8. Grizzly Bear @ Radio City Music Hall (September 24, 2012)
9. Hot Chip @ Pitchfork Music Festival (July 14, 2012)
10. Explosions In The Sky @ Governors Ball (June 24, 2012)
11. Chromatics @ Lincoln Hall (July 14, 2012)
12. [CMJ]: The Walkmen @ Terminal 5 (October 18, 2012)
13. [CMJ]: MØ @ Danger Village Showcase (October 19, 2012)
14. Tame Impala @ Webster Hall (November 10, 2012)
15. Vampire Weekend @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church (November 17, 2012)
16. [CMJ]: Port St. Willow @ Rockwood Music Hall (October 20, 2012)
17. Alabama Shakes @ Bonnaroo (June 7, 2012)
18. [CMJ]: Local Natives @ Bowery Ballroom (October 17, 2012)
19. Franz Ferdinand @ Lollapalooza (August 4, 2012)
20. WU LYF @ The Music Hall Of Williamsburg (April 26, 2012)
21. Justice @ Lollapalooza (August 5, 2012)
22. Wild Nothing, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco @ Bowery Ballroom (October 21, 2012)
23. [CMJ]: Foxygen @ Fuzz NYC (October 20, 2012)
24. [CMJ]: Savages @ Public Assembly (October 19, 2012)
25. The Shins @ Bonnaroo (June 10, 2012)
26. Jessie Ware @ The Box (December 10, 2012)
27. Two Door Cinema Club @ Bonnaroo (June 8, 2012)
28. Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom (January 20th, 2012)
29. Ash @ Bowery Ballroom (November 20, 2012)
30. The Gaslight Anthem @ Terminal 5 (November 28, 2012)




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