Firstly, congrats to Nina B. for guessing the day the B-52s first played Athens! Secondly, here are a few of the responses we got when we asked for your BEST OF 2010 lists. At least, these were the most filled out.
Abandoned Couches Picks:
Best Album – Gray Waves, Twin Tigers
Best Music Video – Can’t say I’ve seen any
Best Single – Luxury & Light, The Gold Party
Best Live Show – (tie) Arctic Monkeys and The Hold Steady, both at the 40 Watt (though locally the band Powers is amazing)
Best Venue – 40 Watt
Best Live Moment – During Popfest when Mission of Burma broke into Academy Fight Song. I thought I was going to cry.
Weirdest Moment – The night of the last A.Armada show at Caledonia. The band, usually so together, was fractured beyond repair. The drum set was constantly falling apart, and the band just looked pissed off, It was uncomfortable. When the show was over, you knew they would never play together again.
Biggest Disappointment – Broken Bells at 40 Watt. Technically perfect but boring as hell
Biggest Surprise – A blast from the past and a new band. Engineering at AthFest was wonderful, such noisy, fuzzed out pop songs. And Misfortune500, who won my heart with a goth cover of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark.
The Now Anonymous One Picks:
Best Album Kuroma “Paris” EP
Best Music Video Of Montreal “Coquette, Coquette”
Best Single The District Attorneys “Splittsville”
Best Live Show Futurebirds 3-D Rodeo at the 40 Watt
Best Venue 40 Watt Club
Best Live Moment Reptar covering Cee Lo’s “Fuck You” at the 40 Watt
Weirdest Moment Spotting a less than healthy looking Kirsten Dunst backstage at the 40 Watt during Jenny and Johnny. (She dates the drummer)
Biggest Disappointment The Whigs “In The Dark” (I had overly high expectations)
Biggest Surprise David Barbe heading up the UGA Music Business Program
And finally, The AthensMusicJunkie picks:
Best Album The Humms “Lemonland”
Best Music Video Of Montreal “Famine Affair”
Best Single Reptar “Houseboat Babies”
Best Live Show The Vic Shows at 40 Watt
Best Venue Caledonia Lounge
Best Live Moment The Surprise Glands show at Flicker
Weirdest Moment All the lights and lazers at Flash to Bang Time’s Athfest show
Biggest Disappointment The Whigs “In the Dark” Just not what I was expecting
Biggest Surprise Bruce Burch leaving UGA and David Barbe taking over