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Shows I Went To: 2011

So, one of my best concert buds posted her list the other day and it inspired me to post my own. (With just under double the shows I went to this year, her list can be drooled over here).

Seriously guys, if you don’t listen to anything else I ever say/post, listen to this:


It doesn’t matter if you go to a show once a month or once a week. Just go; you won’t regret it.

Here we go:

03.11- Nicole Atkins @World Cafe Live 
Philadelphia, PA

04.02- Ingrid Michaelson @World Cafe Live at the Queen 
Wilmington, DE

04.09- Bess Rogers @Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA 

04.11- Sara Bareilles + Elizabeth and the Catapult @Carnegie Music Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 

05.20- Allison Weiss @Siren Records
Doylestown, PA

05.21- Bess Rogers + Allison Weiss @Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY

05.27- Bess Rogers @Milkboy
Bryn Mawr, PA

05.29- Elizabeth and the Catapult @Upper Merion Township Park
King of Prussia, PA

06.07- Bess Rogers + Rachel Platten @John and Peter’s
New Hope, PA 

06.15- Kathryn Calder + Bird of Youth @World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

06.20- Florence and the Machine @Festival Pier
Philadelphia, PA

08.05- Bess Rogers + April Smith and the Great Picture Show @The Saint
Asbury Park, NJ

08.13- April Smith and the Great Picture Show @Johnny Brenda’s
Philadelphia, PA

08.17- Rachel Platten @World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

08.24- Lelia Broussard + Allison Weiss + Greg Holden @Highline Ballroom
New York, NY

09.18- Jenny Owen Youngs + Hank and Cupcakes @Brillobox
Pittsburgh, PA

11.05- Balthrop Alabama @Thunderbird Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA

11.09- Bess Rogers + Allison Weiss @Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

12.09- Mieka Pauley @SpikeHill
Brooklyn, NY 

12.10- Ingrid Michaelson’s Holiday Hop @Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY 

12.11- The Bandana Splits @Epistrophy Cafe
New York, NY

12.18- Bess Rogers + Charlene Kaye + Misty Boyce @The Saint
Asbury Park, NJ

12.30- Bess Rogers @Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY 


23 shows
19 different acts 
19 different venues
10 different cities/4 different states
Who I saw the most= Bess Rogers (8x)

Favorite Venues of 2011 (in no order):
The Saint (NJ)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia)
Thunderbird (Pittsburgh)
Brillobox (Pittsburgh)
World Cafe Live at the Queen (DE)

Favorite concert experiences of 2011 (in no order):
Ingrid’s Holiday Hop (NY)
Bess & Weiss rapture show at the Rockwood (NY)
April Smith (Philadelphia)
Florence (Philadelphia)
Jenny Owen Youngs & Hank and Cupcakes (Pittsburgh)
Bess & April at the Saint (NJ)
Balthrop Alabama (Pittsburgh)
Lelia Broussard at Highline Ballroom (NY)
Kathryn Calder & Bird of Youth (Philadelphia) 


is there anything this woman can’t do? really. such a fun show. 


The Bandana Splits: “Wonderful Christmastime” 


can we just talk about the huge crush i have on lauren balthrop? sooo adorbs. can’t wait to own this cd.