2017 in Music

img_5022.jpgThis last summer marked the beginning of my intentional concert-going and CD collecting (pictured above). Before this summer I pretty much only ever saw The Avett Brothers live, in addition to a number of small bands at various events and bars over the years. The My Morning Jacket at Forest Hills Stadium concert was the very first time I ever intentionally purchased tickets and attended a concert (other than the acoustic Gungor concert in March of 2017), and it kind of spoiled me because of how good they are live.

2017 in Concerts:

  • Gungor Acoustic Tour (forBrothers opened) – Armenian Evangelical Church in Manhattan – March 2017
  • My Morning Jacket (Gary Clark Jr. opened) – July 2017 – Forest Hills Stadium
  • Gungor – Le Poisson Rouge – July 2017
  • Whitney (Vita and the Woolf opened) – August 2017 – Montauk Surf Lounge (free)
  • David Wax Museum (Ciaren Lavery opened) – September 2017 – Mercury Lounge
  • Head and the Heart (The Shelters and The Lone Bellow opened) – September 2017 – Summer Stage in Central Park 
  • Post Malone (DJ Slushii opened) – September 2017 – Stony Brook Brookfest
  • Manchester Orchestra (Tigers Jaw and Foxing opened) – September 2017 – Terminal 5
  • Julien Baker (Petal and Half Waif opened) – October 2017 – Town Hall NYC
  • Josh Ritter (Good Old War opened) – October 2017 – Brooklyn Steel
  • Jordan Klassen (Pecas opened) – November 2017 – The Mercury Lounge

Favorite 2017 Albums:

  • A Black Mile to Surface – Manchester Orchestra
  • Gathering – Josh Ritter
  • HEAVN – Jamila Woods
  • Big Intruder – Jordan Klassen
  • The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  • We’re All Gonna Live – Dawes
  • Abandoned Mansion – Dr. Dog
  • From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
  • Relaxer – Alt J
  • Turn Out the Light – Julien Baker

Favorite 2016 Albums:

  • Signs of Light – The Head and The Heart
  • I Had a Dream That You Were Mine – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
  • Cardinal – Pinegrove
  • Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
  • Light Upon the Lake – Whitney
  • A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson
  • Javelin – Jordan Klassen
  • One Wild Life cycle – Gungor
  • Eternally Even – Jim James
  • Blonde – Frank Ocean
  • Coming Home – Leon Bridges
  • Why Are You OK – Band of Horses
  • Sea of Noise – St. Paul and The Broken Bones
  • True Sadness – The Avett Brothers
  • Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon
  • Swiss Army Man – Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Manchester Orchestra)

Favorite 2015 Albums:

  • Guesthouse – David Wax Museum
  • The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
  • Traveller – Chris Stapleton
  • Men Amongst Mountains – The Revivalists
  • Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage the Elephant
  • Sound and Color – The Alabama Shakes
  • Little Neon Limelight – Houndmouth

Other years Albums:

  • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music – Sturgill Simpson (2014)
  • Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend (2013)
  • Ganging Up on the Sun – Guster (2006)
  • Cease to Begin – Band of Horses (2007)
  • I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers (2009)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix (2009)

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