this is my own twist on the best of list! I didn't have a personal computer until this XXXmas (thanks steve snider!) and therefore didn't have any digital media in 2010. so this is a pairing of the best music I bought paired with the shows I saw of those bands. in other words hard copy// cd, vinyl, cassettes// yeah i'm being pretentious on this one, but what are you gonna do? in no particular order...
WHITE SUNS "MOURING CHAMBER" - cdr + NURSE BEACH "BOYFRIENDS" - cassette
:: 3.4.2010 :: white suns + rhythm bandit + nurse beach + comparative anatomy @ random row books (charlottesville, va)
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD “HEAVY DAYS” - lp + THESE ARE POWERS “CANDYMAN EP” -lp + ANDREW CEDERMARK "MOON DELUXE" - lp
:: 2.27.2010 :: jeff the brotherhood + these are powers + andrew cedermark + rhythm bandit @ twisted branch tea bazaar (charlottesville, va)
DUSTIN WONG “LET IT GO” -CASSETTE
:: 5.24.2010 :: high places + dustin wong + lichens @ dc9 (washington, dc)
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSIO “MALAIKAT DAN SINGA” - lp + GREAT DADS "untitled" - cassette
:: 5.13.2010 :: arrington de dionysios's malaikat dan singa + great dads + dbb plays cups @ twisted branch tea bazaar (charlottesville, va)
MYTHS "S/T" - mini-cdr + MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED "STRANGE GODS" - lp
:: 7.20.2010 :: mincemeat or tenspeed + nero's day at disneyland + rhythm bandit + myths + three brained robot @ my favorite things records (greensboro, nc) + :: 7.19.2010 :: mincemeat or tenspeed + nero's day at disneyland + diamond black hearted boy + head molt + rhythm bandit @ stange matter (charlottesville, va)
QUIET HOOVES “SADDLE UP” - cdr
:: 7.31.2010 :: quiet hooves + rhythm bandit @ the bridge pai (charlottesville, va)
FUTURE ISLANDS “IN EVENING AIR” - lp + PICTUREPLANE "DARK RIFT" - cassette
:: 9.8.2010 :: future islands + double dagger + pictureplane @ twisted branch tea bazaar + afterparty w/ narwhalz + shams + rhythm bandit @ magnolia? (charlottesville, va)
ORDER “WILD ORDER” -LP + INVISIBLE HAND "S/T"-LP and/or "SINISTER HAND" -cassette
:: 8.21.2010 :: ORDER w/ drunk tigers + drums like machine guns + heavy medical @ twisted branch tea bazaar (charlottesville, va) + :: 9.19.2010 :: order + invisible hand + rhythm bandit + projexorcism + buildings + true womanhood + softspot + lots more @ witchmond music festival (charlottesville, va) ::
I don't know what really falls into a "BEST OF" but here's some other mentions...
WHARTSCAPE - saw raw so much sick shit -- ed schrader, sewn leather, teengirl fantasy, yip-yip, chandeliers, no age, eric copeland, ponytail, dj dog dick, etc.
(10-5-2010) Kania Tieffer + Raw Moans + CJ Boyd @ MAGNOLIA(charlottesville)
(5-17-2010) Julianna Barwick @ DC9 (dc)
(3-29-2010) Gang Gang Dance + Rhythm Bandit @ The Southern (charlottesville)
(6-19-2010) Aa + Dinowalrus + Hume + Rhythm Bandit @ Everlasting Life Cafe (dc)
Julianna Barwick - "flourine" (it was pressed in 2009 but i got it in may this year and cant stop listening to it)
RUN DMT - "bong voyage"
Julian Lynch - "mare"
all JUICEBOXXX mixxxtapes that came out this year
Aa - "GLOSSY" (pressed 2009 but an anthem of 2010 for me)
blissed out - "white triangle"
SO MUCH STUFF I'M LEAVING OUT// I"M FINISHING THIS BEFORE I GO INSANE
thanks 2010 for being awesome