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posted Friday, December 21, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 51

Best live performances of 2012
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

We attended lots of concerts in 2012 - at almost every music venue in Seattle and even a few shows in nearby cities. Here are our lists of the best live performances we each experienced this past year.

ALBERT'S PICKS
1. Carolina Chocolate Drops @ The Showbox Market, March 31

2. Radiohead @ Key Arena, April 9

3. Chaka Khan @ Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom, June 10

4. Barbra Streisand @ Rogers Centre (Vancouver, B.C.), October 29

5. Frank Ocean @ The Showbox Market, July 13

6. Minus The Bear @ Comet Tavern, August 27

7. Justice @ Roseland Theater (Portland, Ore.), April 24

8. Foster the People @ WaMu Theater, June 26

9. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings @ Key Arena/Bumbershoot Festival, September 2

10. Jason Mraz @ Waikiki Shell (Honolulu), July 1

JESSICA'S PICKS
1. Madonna @ Key Arena, October 2-3

2. Florence + the Machine @ White River Amphitheatre, July 21

3. DeVotchKa with the Seattle Rock Orchestra @ Moore Theatre, October 20

4. Sharon Van Etten @ The Neptune, March 25

5. Roger Waters: The Wall Live @ Key Arena, May 24

6. Jack White @ WaMu Theater, August 14

7. The Raveonettes @ Neumos, September 22

8. Mastodon/Ghost @ Paramount Theatre, April 30

9. Mahogany/Erik Blood @ Comet Tavern, May 25

10. Dita Von Teese @ The Neptune, May 24-25



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