K.’s Favorite Live Shows of 2012

I missed far more shows than I caught this year, so I hope to do better with that in 2013. Of the sets I did manage to catch this year, these were my favorite. All locations in Atlanta unless otherwise noted.

10. McCoy Tyner Trio – February 25, Rialto Center for the Arts

09. The Coathangers and The Forty-Fives – September 29, Star Bar

08. He Is Legend – June 30, Swayze’s

07. StoneRider (with Royal Thunder) – May 26, The EARL

06. Church of Misery – May 30, The EARL

05. Mount Carmel – October 8, The EARL

04. Black Breath (with Burning Love) – July 1, 529

03. Graveyard – January 21, The Masquerade

02. Death Grips – October 28, The Sound Table

01. Sunn 0))) – September 9, The Masquerade

And these are the bands I’m still kicking myself for missing.

Bass Drum of Death – February 25 and June 7, 529

Motörhead and Slayer – July 14, Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

Refused and OFF! – July 15, The Masquerade Music Park

Sleigh Bells – July 16, Center Stage

Frank Ocean – July 22, Center Stage

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees – September 18, The Goat Farm

Father John Misty and Jeffertitti’s Nile – October 18, Terminal West at King Plow

Fight Amp and Hawks – October 25, The Basement at Graveyard Tavern

Valient Thorr – October 26, Star Bar

Converge, Torche, and Kvelertak – November 7, The Masquerade

Earth – November 7, The EARL

Every Time I Die, The Chariot, letlive., and Kills & Thrills – December 4, Exit/In (Nashville)

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