Young The Giant & Grouplove at In The Venue April 3
On April 3 I saw Young the Giant & Grouplove at In The Venue. Grouplove opened the show & just killed it with their performance! Their live shows are always a lot of fun. It was my 1st time seeing Young The Giant live & they were fantastic live. After the show I met Grouplove again. They are so nice!
The Wombats at Kilby Court May 5
On May 5 I saw The Wombats live at Kilby Court. Flagship was the 1st opening band & they were really good. The Static Jacks were the 2nd opening band & their performance was very good, fun & wild. The Wombats were amazing & so much fun & wild live! It was my 1st time seeing them live. The Wombats really get you dancing at their shows. It was cool at the end of this show having their drummer Dan hand me 1 of his drum sticks. I also liked meeting & chatting with them. They are 3 very nice British lads. :)
Temper Trap Live On Letterman show at Ed Sulivan Theater In NYC
This show was unreal. Five days before this show I didn't even know I was traveling to NYC to see The Temper Trap live until I got a wonderful email from CBS & Last fm telling me I had won a contest that I had entered months before. The contest that I won was a trip to NYC to see Temper Trap live at Ed Sullivan Theater on June 6. The show was part of this online David Letterman concert series called Live On Letterman & the show was streaming online for the world the watch. It was my 1st time visiting NYC & I loved visiting the city. NYC is any amazing city. Temper Trap was wonderful live! It was my 1st time seeing them live. I loved meeting and chatting with them in the green room before their performance. They are so nice.
Neon Trees at The Depot June 8
This was another incredible Neon Trees show. It was my 1st time visiting The Depot. The Depot is a really nice venue. They have a great sound system. The 1st opening band was a local band called The Blue Aces & they were great live. The 2nd opening band was another local band called The Devil Whale & they were good live. It was my 2nd time seeing them live. Nice Vega was the 3rd opening band & they were fantastic live! Like I said at the beginning, Neon Trees gave another incredible live performance. Neon Trees shows are always so much fun & they really get you dancing & singing along to their songs. I met Nico Vega after the show. They were very nice. The lead singer of Nico Vega was about 6 months pregnant & so was Elaine the drummer of Neon Trees. It was kind of crazy but cool how wild they still were on stage while being pregnant. I also had a great time chatting with all 4 members of Neon Trees again. I love talking with them!
Walk The Moon at Kilby Court March 27
On March 27 I saw Walk the Moon for the 1st time at Kilby Court. The opening band for this show wasn't very good at all so I wont mention them. At this show there were only about 30 people there including me. Since there wasn't that many people there Walk The Moon easily painted everyone's faces. That's what they do at their shows is paint people's faces & their own faces. It was fun having my face painted! Walk The Moon was amazing & a lot of fun live! It was nice to meet & talk with them. They are very nice.
Of Monsters And Men & Yellow Ostrich at In The Venue May 27
On May 27 I saw Of Monsters and Men & Yellow Ostrich live at In The Venue. Yellow Ostrich opened the show & they were so great live. Of Monsters And Men were wonderful & a lot of fun live! I met Yellow Ostrich after the show & they were very nice.
Foster The People at Saltair July 5
On July 5 I saw Foster the People live at Saltair. The opening act was Kimbra She was wonderful live! Then Mayer Hawthorne played and he was very good and fun live. Foster The People played last and they were awesome and fun live! It was my 2nd time seeing them live. After the show I quickly met Mayer Hawthorne. He was nice.
Japandroids at Urban Lounge November 17
On November 17 I went to my 1st 21+ show. I saw Japandroids at Urban Lounge. The opening band was Swearin' and they had a great sound. Japandroids were very cool and pretty wild live! They played all of their recent album Celebration Rock.
Astronautalis at Kilby Court September 27
On September 27 I saw Astronautalis live at Kilby Court. This show was sort of my 1st hip-hop/rap show. The opening act was Apt & Chance Lewis from Provo and they were so cool and so good live! They are so talented. The 2nd opening act was Phil Maggio and he was pretty good. Astronautalis was so great live! He is very talented. His freestyle is incredible! After the show I met Apt & Chance Lewis. They were very nice. I also met Andy(the main guy that makes Astronautalis). He was really nice.
Iron Maiden at USANA August 1
On August 1 I saw Iron Maiden at USANA Amphitheater. The opening band was Coheed and Cambria I'm not sure why they opened because they didn't really fit with Iron Maiden. They were ok live but their cover of Black Sabbath's song Heaven & Hell was pretty good. Iron Maiden was awesome live! Eddie even made a few appearances on stage. :) It was cool to see Iron Maiden live for the 1st time. Bruce Dickinson's voice still sounds amazing.
Here's some honorable mentions: http://www.last.fm/event/3134390+Los+Campesinos!+at+In+the+Venue+on+1+February+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/2090047+MUTEMATH%27s+Odd+Soul+Tour http://www.last.fm/event/3225885+Neon+Trees+at+Mountain+View+High+School+on+7+April+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3136394+M83+at+In+the+Venue+on+29+April+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3192403+The+Shins+at+Red+Butte+Garden+on+28+May+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3284866+My+Morning+Jacket+at+Farmer%27s+Market+@+Pioneer+Park+on+2+August+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3275423+Bombay+Bicycle+Club+at+In+the+Venue+on+7+August+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3385490+The+Moth+-+the+Flame+at+Velour+Live+Music+Gallery+on+15+September+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3356840+2012+X96+B.A.SH http://www.last.fm/event/3312524+Dan+Deacon+at+Kilby+Court+on+29+October+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3356809+Delta+Spirit+at+The+Complex+on+12+November+2012 http://www.last.fm/event/3360437+Walk+The+Moon+at+Kilby+Court+(Sold+Out)
I just want to say I really liked seeing Imagine Dragons live for the 1st time this year even if it was from far away at the X96 BASH. They were really good live.
Well, that's the list. If you haven't seen any of the bands live that I mentioned I would recommend that you go see them. I can't wait for whatever amazing concerts that I will attend in 2013.