Entries tagged with: Best of 2012

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In case you missed it, check out BBG aka Fred Pessaro's 'Year in Heavy' which pretty much sums up our thinking on metal in 2012. Then head over to Invisible Oranges to compare how they rated this year's metal releases, though note: as of this post they're only up to #21 (1-20 to be posted before the end of the year). You can check out Decibel's take on 2012 as well.

Spoiler: Fred put Neurosis's new one, Honor Found In Decay, at #12 (Sanford Parker loved it too). Catch Neurosis at Emo's in February. Updated Neurosis dates are listed below...

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One of the end-of-year lists we most look forward to each year is the one Matador chief and Austin resident Gerard Cosloy submits. Without further ado, check out what albums, singles and shows he loved this year....

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ ACL 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Neil Young

Kyle compiled a list of food while his bandmate Hans compiled a list of his favorite shows of 2012, most of them in Austin. See the whole list, which has some crossover with his booking agent Timmy Hefner's list, below...

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Vegan Fried Chicken Dinner

Yes, "hot dogs" and "Braised Beef Poutine" made the list too, but we were happy to see "Vegan Fried Chicken Dinner" top Kyle's list at Matablog, not to mention a shoutout to our favorite vegan-friendly pizza place in Brooklyn (Vinnie's). See the list in full below...

Continue reading "Kyle Edwards of The Young lists favorite 'tour eats'"

The Sadies @ Pop Montreal (by Dominick Mastrangelo)

We're still nudging Tim to make one of these, but meanwhile check out out what Dominick Mastrangelo, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako and Fred Pessaro thought were the best photos they took for BrooklynVegan in 2012.

Jack "Skippy" McFadden (photo by Mary Crosse)
Jack Skippy McFadden

Jack McFadden, a onetime Brooklynite who moved to Austin and currently works as a talent buyer at Emo's, gave us a list of his favorite music from 2012 including top 10 albums and a Spotify playlist of his favorite songs. Check it out below.

For those counting at home, that is three talent buyers (the people who book bands into clubs) that have revealed their hand to us, including NYC's Johnny Beach and Chaos in Tejas honcho Timmy Hefner.

The Faint and Trust also gave us their lists. The pair recently toured through Texas and played a Skippy-booked show at Emo's.

McFadden's greatest hits of 2012, below.

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D-Clone at 177 Stockholm in NYC, Oct 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)

Chaos in Tejas honcho Timmy Hefner gave us his best of 2012 list, complete with favorite live bands, EPs, records and much more. Check that out below.

Chaos in Tejas recently released a new batch of bands, but there is still another 100+ to go. Stay tuned for the latest additions soon, until then, check out Timmy's favorite music from 2012 below.

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