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It Was a Rockin' Year: 83 Shows, 211 Bands, Lots of Memories, and one tired Hard Rock Chick

December 30, 2008

Now I know why I have been walking around in a fog over the holidays- I went to 83 shows this year! I beat last year’s 54 shows by a pretty impressive margin. Can I beat this next year? We’ll see….but in the meantime I think the bio is going to need to change—>

Here’s the list of shows I went to so we can take a walk down memory lane:

spindrift, the vandelles @ 12 galaxies, 1/16/08
the cool kids @ the independent, 1/17/08
The Missing Reviews series: Low Sea Roar/Good People @ Rock-it Room, 1/19/08
The Missing Reviews Series: Velvet Revolver @ The Warfield, 2/5/08
Buckethead, Kid Beyond @ GAMH, 2/15/08
SHAT, The Doormats, 8 Bit Idiots @ Thee Parkside, 2/19/08
Marilyn Manson, Ours @ The Warfield, 2/20/08
Too Short, Celsius 7, Mavrik, and many more @ 1015 Folsom, 2/22/08
Noise Pop: Fu Manchu, Saviours, ASG, and Orchid @ Slim’s, 2/27/08
Noise Pop: Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, White Denim, Veil Veil Vanish @ BOTH, 2/29/08
Filter @ Cafe du Nord, 3/3/08
New York Dolls, We Are the Fury @ The Fillmore, 3/5/08
Serj Tankian @ The Warfield, 3/8/08
Saul Williams, Dragons of Zynth @ Slim’s, 3/21/08
The Ghosts of Curtis, Astral, Victim of Collision @ The Knockout, 3/22/08
Ministry, Meshuggah @ The Fillmore, 4/1/08
The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Bled @ BOTH, 4/7/08
Hot Challenge, Panda, Dangraham @ GAMH, 4/12/08
Cypress Hill, Literates @ The Fillmore, 4/20/08
The Raconteurs, Birds of Avalon @ Bimbo’s, 4/23/08
Cut Copy, Black Kids @ Mezzanine, 4/26/08
atmosphere, abstract rude @ the grand ballroom at the regency theater
Juliette & The Licks @ Oysterfest, 5/17/08
Jakob Dylan @ Cafe du Nord, 5/18/08
Astra Heights, Von Iva, The Blacks, The Bruises @ BOTH, 5/23/08
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult @ DNA Lounge, 6/1/08
Peter Murphy @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency, 6/2/08
Type O Negative @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center, 6/4/08
Dethklok @ The Fillmore, 6/5/08
John 5 @ Guitar Center SF, 6/9/08
An Evening with Dethklok @ The Fillmore, 6/9/08
Broken Spindles @ Cafe du Nord, 6/17/08
The New Centuries, White Pee @ Retox, 6/18/08
Ted Nugent @ The Fillmore, 6/19/08
She Wants Revenge @ The Fillmore, 6/20/08
US Air Guitar Championship, SF Regional Final @ The Independent, 6/25/08
Billy Idol @ The Fillmore, 6/26/08
Tidal Wave Metal Fest @ McLaren Park, 7/5/08
immigrant @ dna lounge, 7/19/08
Burning Brides, MC Rut @ Rickshaw Stop, 7/22/08
nine inch nails, crystal castles @ key arena, 7/26/08
The Faint, Glass Candy, Shy Child @ The Fillmore, 8/4/08
The Faint, Jaguar Love @ The Grand Ballroom, 8/5/08
OTEP, Droid @ 12 Galaxies, 8/7/08
US Air Guitar Championship @ The Grand Ballroom, 8/8/08
The Faint @ SOMA, 8/9/08
Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park, 8/22-24/08
Vin Rouge @ Bottom of the Hill, 8/29/08
Polvo, Trans Am @ Bimbo’s, 9/2/08
NIN, Deerhunter @ Oracle Arena, 9/5/08
NIN, Deerhunter @ The Forum, 9/6/08
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (acoustic) @ Great American Music Hall, 9/8/08
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (electric) @ Great American Music Hall, 9/9/08
Guitar Superstar Competition @ Great American Music Hall, 9/13/08
IAMX @ Great American Music Hall, 9/16/08
Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ Great American Music Hall, 9/18/08
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield, 9/19/08
Spoon @ The Fillmore, 9/24/08
Rancid, The Adolescents @ The Warfield, 9/26/08
Mission of Burma, Hank IV @ The Independent, 9/27/08
A Place to Bury Strangers, Sian Alice Group @ BOTH, 9/30/08
My Bloody Valentine, Spectrum @ The Concourse, 9/30/08
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, & T Bone Burnett @ Golden Gate Park, 10/3/08
The Dandy Warhols @ The Warfield, 10/4/08
The Presets @ Mezzanine, 10/6/08
The Sword @ Slim’s, 10/10/08
Butch Walker @ The Independent, 10/20/08
The Damned @ Slim’s, 10/28/08
Chris Cornell, Timbaland @ The Fillmore, 10/31/08
Russell Brand @ Cobb’s Comedy Club, 11/6/08
The Faint, Dr. Dooom, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head @ The Warfield, 11/8/08
Mini Review: Gang Gang Dance, Marnie Stern @ Bimbo’s, 11/14/08
Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Beardo @ Slim’s, 11/19/08
OhGr @ Slim’s, 11/21/08
Mini Review: Wintersleep @ Slim’s and The Rosebuds, Fire & Whiskey @ The Independent, 11/14/08
The Decemberists @ The Warfield, 11/25/08
The Birthday Massacre, Tub Ring @ Slim’s, 11/30/08
My NIN Weekend: Nine Inch Nails, The Bug @ Arco Arena/Sacramento and Planet Hollywood/Las Vegas, 12/12-13/08
An Evening with The Black Crowes @ The Fillmore, 12/19/08
Metallica, Lamb of God, The Sword @ Oracle Arena, 12/20/08

Total Spent: $2310 + fees

I went to 31 venues. I visited The Fillmore the most- 11 times. Last year I spent a lot of time at Mezzanine, but managed to only go there twice this year (am I growing up? no way!).

I went to the most shows in September- 14!

I saw NIN the most- 5 times, closely followed by The Faint, who I saw 4 times.

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