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Published: 2011/02/05

A Final Look at 2010 (Staff Picks)

DEAN BUDNICK

Favorite Live Performances of 2010
1. moe. Roseland Ballroom 1/22/10
2. Sonny Rollins, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 4/18/10
3. Dave Rawlings Band, Bonnaroo, 6/12/10 (The day as whole too)
4. Gathering of the Vibes 7/31/10 (The sweep of it all from Kung fu > Furthur)
5. Allman Brothers Band MGM Grand Theater 11/16/10

Favorite 2010 Release
1. Danny Barnes Pizza Box
2. Keller & The Keels Thief
3. The Nels Cline Singers Initiate
4. The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
5a. moe. Smash Hits Volume One
5b. STS9 Axe the Cables

Favorite Reissue
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: The 40th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition
2.Delaney and Bonnie On Tour With Eric Clapton: Deluxe Edition Box Set
3. Widespread Panic – Johnson City 2001 – 11/20/01

Go To Disc Or Show (not from 2010)
1. Miles Davis In A Silent Way
2. Jerry Garcia Band After Midnight: Kean College 2/28/80
3. Phish At The Roxy
4. Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend Of A Friend
5. Lou Donaldson Midnight Creeper

*****
JOHN PATRICK GATTA
Favorite Live Performances of 2010
1. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
2. All Good Festival
3. Stevie Wonder – May 1, Oberlin College Finney Chapel
4. Pearl Jam/Black Keys – May 20, Madison Square Garden

Favorite 2010 Release
1. Various Artists Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers
2. Robert Plant Band of Joy
3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Before Today
4. The Budos Band III
5. Deerhunter Halycon Digest / John Butler Trio April Uprising

Favorite Reissue
1. Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band Almost Acoustic/Ragged But Right
Jerry Garcia Family/Rhino
2. Bruce Springsteen The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
3. The Cure Disintegration

Go To Disc Or Show (not from 2010)
1. Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass
2. The Band A Musical History
3. Grateful Dead Workingman’s Dead
4. The Jam Greatest Hits
5. The Codetalkers – 6/22/02, Bonnaroo

*****

JOHN ZINKAND

Favorite Live Performances of 2010
1. Roger Waters, The Wall Live at the Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA 12/11/10
2. Umphrey’s McGee, Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA 10/8/10
3. Phish, The Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA 8/6/10
4. Furthur, Marymoor Park Amphitheater – Redmond, WA 9/18/10
5. Garaj Mahal, The Fez – Portland, OR 12/27/10

Favorite 2010 Release
1. Trey Anastasio Band – TAB at the TAB
2. Quick and Easy Boys – Red Light Rabbit
3. Garaj Mahal – More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Marco Benevento – Between the Needles and Nightfall
5. Galactic – Ya-Ka-May

Go To Disc Or Show (not from 2010)
1. Moses Guest – Guest Motel
2. Assembly of Dust – The Honest Hour
3. Umphrey’s McGee – Mantis
4. Phish – Joy
5. The Quick and Easy Boys – Bad Decisions With Good People

*****

SAM DAVIS

Favorite Live Performances of 2010
1. Phish MSG 12.31.10
2. Prince MSG 12.18.10
3. Neil Young w/ Bert Jansch Shea’s Theatre, Buffalo 5.19.10
4. Dungen Knitting Factory 10.15.10
5. Pat Metheny Orchestrion Tour Massey Hall 5.13.10

Favorite 2010 Release
1. Pat Metheny – Orchestrion
2. The Barr Brothers – Self Titled
3. Dungen – Skit I Allt
4. The Besnard Lakes – We are the Roaring Night
5. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

Favorite Reissue
1. Jimi Hendrix – Valleys of Neptune
2. Phish – 11.19.92 Ross Arena, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
3. Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.

Go To Disc Or Show (not from 2010)
1. Man – Back into the Future Again
2. Grateful Dead – 1973.06.22 PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
3. Phish – 1994.06.18 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
4. Freddie Hubbard – Bundle of Joy
5. Genesis – 1975-01-10 Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL

*****

FADY KHALIL

Favorite Live Performances of 2010
1. Ben Sollee Sept 15th, 2010 – Puck, Doylestown PA
2. Josh Ritter May 7th, 2010 – TLA, Philadelphia PA
3. Hoots and Hellmouth – June 25th, 2010 – Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA

Favorite 2010 Release
1. Josh Ritter So Runs Away The World
2. The National High Violet
3. Band of Horses Infinite Arms
4. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
5. Arcade Fire The Suburbs

Go To Disc Or Show (not from 2010)
1. Phish, Live Vegas 96 set two (the green disc)
2. Phish, Colorado ’88
3. Phish, Story of the Ghost
4. Pink Floyd – The Wall
5. Jimi Hendrix Blues

*****

RON HART

Favorite Live Performances of 2010
1. Faith No More, Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY 7.6.10
2. Pearl Jam, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, May 18, 2010
3. Pavement, Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY September 19, 2010
4. Panda Bear, Governors Island, New York City, September 11, 2010
5. Yo La Tengo, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, December 8, 2010

Favorite 2010 Release
1.Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2.Neil Young – Le Noise
3.Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks
4.The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble – Miles Away / Young Jazz Rebels Slave Riot (TIE)
5.Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

Favorite Reissue
1.Various Artists – The Apple Records Box Set (Apple-EMI)
2.Jimi Hendrix – West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (Legacy)
3.David Bowie – Station to Station: Deluxe Edition (Virgin)

Go To Disc Or Show (not from 2010)
1. Patti Smith, CBGB: The Last Show October 15, 2006
2. Glenn Gould, The Goldberg Variations
3. Julian Cope, Peggy Suicide: Deluxe Edition
4. Roger Waters, Amused to Death
5. J. Dilla, Donuts

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Comments

There are 4 comments associated with this post

Will February 17, 2011, 12:48:05

I hate to break it to everyone, but neither ‘Valleys of Neptune’ nor ‘West Coast Seattle Boy’ (the two Hendrix “re-issues”) are re-issues…

Music Master February 8, 2011, 10:22:48

You are all wrong!

yilano February 9, 2011, 10:53:55

my favorite live perfomance in 2010 was Furthur. no particular date or place, but i also saw many of the bands picked in other people’s to ten, and I would say that they were not even close. Their sound system alone is better than most other bands.

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