2008 Best-of List

I found this in an old text file. I don’t know if/where I may have posted it publicly.

* Midtown Dickens / Tooth double bill at Troika Festival, especially when J-Me Guptill, midway through Tooth’s brutal set, said “how bout Midtown Dickens?” and a massive roar went up from the crowd
* Noncanon – 5-song sampler
* Superchunk for Obama, and again for Cy (live set on CyTunes.org!)
* Double Negative – every time I saw them, plus live set from cytunes.org
* Portastatic – Some Small History, and their live set at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in the rain (as well as the rest of Duke Performances’ awesome “Music in the Garden” series this summer)
* Cantwell Gomez Jordan – Hot Licks and Rhetoric
* Motherfucking Polvo reunion!!!!!
* Yard Work (live at BCHQ, and their self-titled EP): http://www.flickr.com/photos/trianglerock/3105170542/
* Aimee / Evan / Noah version of des_ark
* Evil Wiener Xmas EP reissue
* Beloved Binge – Blender Theory, plus hitting the road for a year in an 80s-vintage VW Westfalia Vanagon
* Seth Kauffman – Research
* Megafaun: every time I saw them, but especially inside at BCHQ on August 2, and outside at the Obama rally at UNC
* Caltrop – World Class
* Wigg Report – Live on WXDU November 2nd, which turned out so well they released it as part of “Like Blammo Fast” a week later
* Dirty Little Heaters – Fatty Don’t Feel Good
* Dry Heathens – “Splendid Little War”, one of the few overtly political songs to come out around here, and a doozy
* Flat Duo Jets – Two Headed Cow soundtrack
* Krzysztof – Jajouka / Potpie – Plays the Classics – New Orleans ex-pat moves to Asheville and fucks shit up with serious noise
* Lud – V & the accompanying spate of live shows
* Wembley – “Moon”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoEOuGlX0MQ&fmt=18
* Jenks Miller – Approaching the Invisible Mountain

2008 Best-of List

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