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Best of 2012

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Village Voice still does Pazz & Jop; Frank Ocean and “Call Me Maybe” win 2012

The Village Voice's annual "Pazz n' Jop" critics poll is up and, as with anything like this with averaged votes, the winners are probably not that surprising...

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Seth Herzog lists his favorite things of 2012

Happy New Year, shit-head! As you know, at the close of 2012 I harangued comedians I like for Top 10 lists pertaining to the year 2012. Many were asked, few replied...

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Titus Andronicus played Glasslands on NYE (setlist); Patrick Stickles lists his “top 5 record company fails of 2012″

"If my resolution for 2013 had been to eat shrooms, rage in a mosh pit and lose my voice at a @titus_ndronicus show, I'd be done already." - @THEmikewhite

"So many scratches on my body that I look like I was attacked by a werewolf, so I guess last nights concert was fuckin dope @titus_ndronicus" - Dimitri Belkin

"almost 24 hours later and my neck is insanely sore from the @titus_ndronicus #NYE pit...

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Merchandise played 2 shows @ 285 Kent (video), listed their favorite tapes of 2012

(via @lkj)

Florida's Merchandise closed out their 2012 with two shows at Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent. The first happened on Saturday (12/29) with Philadelphia's Night Sins, plus Pharmakon, Shoxx, and Herzog Rising...

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Dino Jr. Terminal 5 show – one of Lou Barlow’s ‘Best Moments’

Lou Barlow @ Terminal 5 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

Like Dave Hill, Gretchen Robinette and many of us, The Dinosaur Jr. 'you're living all over me' 25 year celebration show at Terminal 5 was a major highlight of 2012 for Dinosaur Jr...

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St. Vincent reflects on 2012

St. Vincent @ Chicago's Vic Theatre in May (more by James Richards IV)

Annie Clark may not have released a St. Vincent record this year, but she did tour quite a bit in support of 2011's Strange Mercy...

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Merchandise are now with drummer; Maria Sherman tells us her Favorites From 2012 (Merchandise with drummer included)

Merchandise at WIERD, September 2012 (more by Phil Maler)

Freelance writer and DJ Maria Sherman gave us a list of her favorites of 2012, including top shows and her favorite label...

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The Year in Heavy Part 2 — Top 10 lists of 2012 from various metal/punk/hardcore bands & more

RJ Ober w/ Magrudergrind at Warsaw in June (more by Joe McCabe)

Much like in years prior, in addition my own favorites list of 2012 I sought out lists from some of my favorite artists as well including members of Loss, Coke Bust, Witch Mountain, Magrudergrind, and much much more...

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Local Natives list their Top 10 Albums of 2012

Local Natives at Bowery Ballroom in October (more by Tracy Allison)

Local Natives, who we hadn't heard from in a while until they were revealed as the secret headliner at a Bowery Ballroom show during CMJ, soon after announced that they'll release their new album, Hummingbird, on January 29 via Frenchkiss, the followup to their 2009/2010 debut, Gorilla Manor...

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Eugene Robinson (Oxbow) lists his “Top 10 Things in 2012 To Which I Will Say ‘Don’t Get Me Started'”

Eugene Robinson of Oxbow, September 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Unlike most of the year-end lists we've seen, which are of albums, songs, or memorable moments from live shows, Eugene Robinson, frontman of long-running noise rockers Oxbow, always caps his year off with something way weirder (and awesome)...

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