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Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 1

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[Note: Aftermath attended all these shows and reviewed most of them. Even he couldn't see them all.]

Six Organs of Admittance, Walter's on Washington, January 18: "[Ben Chasny's] quieter moments reminded me of the softer side of bands like Pavement and Guided by Voices, and the mournful specter of Townes Van Zandt made its forlorn presence felt more than once."

Foo Fighters, Toyota Center, January 22: "Each song was embellished with the interplay between guitarist Chris Shiflett and Grohl's Slayer-cum-Cheap-Trick riffing, sometimes going off into tangents that burst onto the churning pit like an eruption." (Craig Hlavaty)

Chuck Prophet, Continental Club, January 23: "He let his killer band, amazingly supple voice and some of the hippest lines in rock today ("the Dairy Queen where it all went down is now a halfway house out on the edge of town") carry him the rest of the way through an absolutely torrid set." (William Michael Smith)

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Walter's on Washington, January 24: "That's right, the Dap-Kings tightened up on the drums, the bass and everything else with a watertight version of the immortal Archie Bell/TSU Toronadoes instrumental."

Van Halen, Toyota Center, January 28: "He can still bust out those over-the-head karate kicks like Elvis (my friend counted nine), and nobody twirls the microphone stand quite as smoothly as ol' Diamond Dave." - Chris Gray 

 

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