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Awesome concerts I attended in 2010:

December 30, 2010

Watercolor Paintings and teamAWESOME! @ The Ché

Copeland, Deas Vail and Lakes @ The Glasshouse (farewell show)

Owl City @ Soma with Paper Route and LIGHTS (a shockingly fantastic show)

Dr. Seahorse @ the Fuse Lounge

Here are the bands we saw at Coachella in chronological order. We saw the whole set of each band unless otherwise noted:
The Avett Brothers
Ra Ra Riot
She & Him
Passion Pit
Them Crooked Vultures (for about 5 minutes)
Grizzly Bear
Imogen Heap
Vampire Weekend
Jay Z (for about 10 minutes)
Fever Ray (weirdest thing I’ve seen in my life so far)

Steel Train (low billing but great music)
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Temper Trap (for only about 3 songs)
Beach House
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
the XX
Corinne Bailey Rae
Hot Chip (for a few songs)
MGMT (Lamest show of the whole weekend)
The Dead Weather
Devo (Random but awesome!)

Kevin Devine
The Soft Pack
The Local Natives
Owen Pallet
Matt & Kim
Florence and the Machine (unfortunately just a partial set, someone from Cold War Kids was playing with her, cool!)
[We met and talked to Matt & Kim]
Thom Yorke

The National with Ramona Falls @ Spreckels Theater

Nada Surf @ The Belly Up

Family Force Five @ Spirit West Coast Festival (I got in free and only really stayed to see them, the lineup wasn’t very strong this year.)

Switchfoot x2 @ the beach and the fair (pretty basic staple of my life)
Switchfoot @ The Belly Up (Best switchfoot show of my life so far.)

Blitzen Trapper @ The El Ray (Featuring Rainn Wilson!)

The Howls, Blackout Party, The Silent Comedy @ The Casbah

The New Pornographers @ The Music Box

Steam Powered Giraffe Steampunk show in Downtown San Diego.

The Jonas Brothers @ Cricket Wireless Amph. (I snuck in–so worth it.)

Jimmy Eat World with We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Fox Theatre in Pomona

Jónsi with Mountain Man @ 4th & B

Sufjan Stevens @ The Wiltern (Greatest show of the year.)

Mae @ The Glasshouse Pomona
Mae @ The El Ray
Mae @ The Loft at UCSD (I was on the guest list for the farewell tour.)

David Bazan @ Biola

The Christmas Friends Show @ The Park Gallery

The Howls and The Styletones @ The Casbah

What a great year!

Note: I tried to see fun. two different times and failed each time. Once because we thought the show was on the wrong day, once because they canceled the show.

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