January 2, 2011

Best of 2010: Best Live Act Top 3

2010 was the year that saw me going to more live shows than I have in my entire life so far .  It started off with Guns N' Roses and Johny Alexander and ended with The Artful Vandelays - totalling close to 50 bands this year.  So to sum up, here are my  top 3 picks for bands who blew my mind in 2010 .  
1. Ok Go
It'd been almost 5 years since OK Go paid a visit to Toronto. This year, the band stopped by twice after the release of new album, "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky" to satisfy the long-waiting fans in town. I was able to go to both shows, setting myself up right in front. The hyper-creative quartet delivered outstanding shows as anticipated: Lots of confetti and little tricks in each song. What made it so special was that the front man, Damian, grabbed my camera and recorded one of my favorites songs, Oh Lately It's So Quiet. I haven't posted the video on my blog yet, but I might share it with you guys in the future, so stay tuned.

Here are the show reviews for both shows: April 23rd at the Mod Club , October 14th, at the Phoenix.

2. Foxy Shazam

2010 was the year of Foxy Shazam. I fell madly in love with the band when I first saw them opening for Hollerado at the Horse Shoe Tavern: on endless repeat on my ipod and a constant habitual checking of any information that crops up about them. My 2011 resolution for Music Psychos is to score an interview the lead man, Eric. Click here  to check out my review of their show.  October 16th, at Horse Shoe Tavern

3. Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene's show at the Sound Academy is the most recent larger gig that I have been to. This might be one of the reasons why they made the cut. However, I still clearly remember the every details of the show: the peaking emotional moment when the band played Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl  Click here to check out the review.

So there we have my top 3. Let me know who you liked the most in 2010! I promise you that in 2011 I will deliver more reviews and amazing band and show reviews in and around Toronto!

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