Aside from some major festivals, I didn’t see nearly as much live music in 2012 as I have in years past. With the one kid in school and the demands of my new-ish day job, it just didn’t happen. Still, I managed to see a ton of great bands and shows this year. Here’s the 10 best sets I saw in chronological order.
February 24, 2012 – Promise Ring @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
March 29, 2012 – Masked Intruder @ Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
June 29, 2012 – Lipstick Homicide & City Mouse @ Township, Chicago, IL
I couldn’t find any videos from this show, but, trust me, it was great.
August 5, 2012 – At The Drive-In @ Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
September 15, 2012 – Slapstick @ Riot Fest, Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
September 15, 2012 – Descendents @ Riot Fest, Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
October 26, 2012 – Restorations @ The Fest, High Dive, Gainesville, FL
October 27, 2012 – Red Collar @ The Fest, The Top, Gainesville, FL
October 28, 2012 – Erica Freas @ The Fest, CMC, Gainesville, FL
October 28, 2012 – Grade @ The Fest, Florida Theater, Gainesville, FL