Here are my other 2012 Rankings if you missed them:
Favorite Songs of 2013
Favorite Albums of 2013 (coming Monday 12/9)
Here are my 10 Favorite Concerts for 2013! This year, I attended 27 concerts, not including the music festivals I attended (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Loufest). The festivals are not included in the list. I may attend a couple more shows later this month, but for the purpose of getting this list out, we’ll do a cutoff at the beginning of December.
A heartfelt serenade from a harmonious sisterly trio.
Starting 2013 off right with some violin wizardry.
A first look at a young up and coming band at a tiny eclectic venue.
Dawes played for over two hours non-stop. They won me over early.
Only a fabulous theater such as the Fox can properly contain the thundering majesty of Sigur Ros.
The amount of wild dancing in this makes me happy.
A chance to see and dance along with one of my favorite bands playing their best record to date and one if not the best record of the year.
Came in with smallest amount of expectations and came out with my mind blown by the level of effort by the band. They sang their hearts out and they told jokes. We clapped and we stomped. Everyone sweated.
To think I almost considered selling the ticket I had for this since I had to travel to Kansas City. But I’m glad I didn’t cause I got to see the old gang together again – Ben, Jenny, and Jimmy, for what turns out to be their second to last show before Lollapalooza. It was nostalgic and magical.
To see my favorite band ever and the man who inspired me to love music in their reunion twice in the same year, I don’t think there would be any other show that I would love more in my lifetime. The two shows, intimate and reverential with the solo Magnum and rapturous and wild with the reunited NMH are so different yet so perfect in their own ways.