2012: The Bands

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2012 was a great year when it came to seeing live music. Since I don't have any plans to go to any shows for the rest of the year, I thought it would be interesting to see exactly how many bands I saw this year. So, in alphabetical order, here is all of the bands I saw live.

  1. Alabama Shakes (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  2. Alice Cooper  (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN | Atlanta, GA)
  3. ALO (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  4. Amon Tobin (Atlanta, GA)
  5. The Applebutter Express (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  6. Art vs Science (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  7. Battles (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  8. The Beach Boys (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  9. Ben Folds Five (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  10. Black Box Revelation (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  11. The Black Lips (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  12. The Browning (Atlanta, GA)
  13. Carina Round (Nashville, TN)
  14. The Casey Driessen Singularity (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  15. Childish Gambino (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  16. The Civil Wars (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  17. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  18. Das Racist (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  19. The Devastated (Atlanta, GA)
  20. The Devil Makes Three (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  21. The Dirty Gov'nahs (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  22. Fear Factory (Atlanta, GA)
  23. Feist (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  24. Fitz and the Tantrums (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  25. Flavor Savers (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  26. Flogging Molly (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  27. Fruit Bats (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  28. Ghost (Atlanta, GA)
  29. Halcyon Way (Atlanta, GA)
  30. Holy Other (Atlanta, GA)
  31. I Break Horses (Nashville, TN)
  32. Iced Earth (Atlanta, GA)
  33. Iron Maiden (Atlanta, GA)
  34. Joe Letz (Atlanta, GA)
  35. K.Flay (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  36. The Kooks (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  37. Legacy of Disorder (Atlanta, GA)
  38. Ludacris (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  39. M83 (Nashville, TN)
  40. Mac Miller (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  41. Major Lazer (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  42. Mastodon (Atlanta, GA)
  43. Opeth (Atlanta, GA)
  44. Phish (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  45. Primus (Nashville, TN)
  46. Puscifer (Nashville, TN |  Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  47. Radiohead (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  48. Rammstein (Atlanta, GA)
  49. Red Hot Chili Peppers (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  50. Rodrigo y Gabriela (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  51. Rollin' in the Hay (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  52. The Roots (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  53. Sarah Jarosz (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  54. SBTRKT (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  55. Shadows Fall (Atlanta, GA)
  56. The Shins (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  57. Skrillex (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  58. Soul Rebels Brass Band (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  59. Tool (Duluth, GA)
  60. Umphrey's McGee (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  61. Unchained "The Mighty Van Halen Tribute" (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  62. Warbringer (Atlanta, GA)
  63. The Word (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  64. Yelawolf (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
  65. Yob (Duluth, GA)
  66. Young the Giant (Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)

So that is 66 different bands for 68 performances in 2012 with quite a few big names scattered around in there. I wonder if 2013 will be able to top it.