This is a very special edition of “The Most Blogged About Shows This Week.” The My Social List team, as you may or may not be aware, tracks nine of the most relevant indie music blogs on the planet in order to determine what the “most blogged about” shows are each and every day and each and every week. This column isn’t all fun and games! It’s based on HARD DATA (with some creative liberties, of course.)
Today, we’ve released our list of the most blogged about artists of 2012, which literally ranks the artists each blog talked about the most in the past year. Who really got the most Pitchfork praise this year? Who did BrooklynVegan commenters get the most chances to hate on in 2012?
We have the answers to these questions, and probably a whole bunch more you never thought to ask. We’re following up this week’s feature with the most blogged shows for the year next Monday.
On that note; let’s bring it back down to the “micro” level with the most blogged about shows for this week.
Bruce Springsteen. Bon Jovi. Billy Joel. Paul McCartney. The Rolling Stones. Kanye West. The Who. Roger Waters. Eddie Vedder. The names go on and on, and unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, you’ll know that the 12/12 Sandy Benefit at Madison Square Garden boasts the aforementioned lineup and more, in what may be the most buzzed show of ALL-TIME. This one shattered our buzz-meter and is easily THE MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW this week and possibly for the year and maybe even the whole damned millennium.
New Yorkers have a way of uniting in these trying times, though the ugly side of humanity always rears its head as the weeks and months pass by. “Superstorm” Sandy, unfortunately, is no different. The $250 price tag for “The Concert for Sandy” is actually something of a steal for this once-in-a-lifetime “legends” bill, and the scalpers have taken notice, purchasing scores of seats and jacking up the price as high as $60,000. Sixty-thousand dollars of exploited cash. It’s disgusting.
I digress. If you missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a bunch of rock titans in the World’s Most Famous Arena, a more indie-leaning Sandy benefit is going down on Friday night at Terminal 5, with Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers and Cults, which may better whet the appetites of the indie blog-addicted.
If you missed Big Boi the other night in the ultra-intimate Studio at Webster Hall, you’ll have another chance to catch him over at SOB’s tonight. Smashing Pumpkins just released their best album in… I don’t know, 15 years, and they’re celebrating with the best excuse to check out a new arena in perhaps the same timeframe at Barclays Center, also tonight.
While DJ Shadow’s recent output is pretty lackluster, the genius behind …Endtroducing remains a can’t miss act, especially at Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow, that is, unless you have tickets to the unreal punk show at Death By Audio down on the southside; with Diarrhea Planet, Hunters, Desert Sharks and Doris Gang, a show whose potential for blood-letting mayhem is only rivaled by Friday night’s offering at St. Vitus; The Men, who are playing their first Brooklyn show since the decidedly un-punk CBGB festival. They’ll be supported by Widowspeak and Lust For Youth, making this an easy EDITOR’S PICK for the week of December the 10th, 2012.
ALSO: Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s (all week via Chanukah); Jessie Ware at The Box (tonight); Of Montreal, Foxygen, French Horn Rebellion at Webster Hall (tonight); Thurston Moore, John Moloney, Lone Wolf and Speedy Ortiz at Union Pool (tomorrow); The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Heaven’s Gate at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Friday); Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Dull Edges, Zula, The Flag and Dead Night at Cake Shop (Friday); Black Dice, Eternal Summers and Bleeding Rainbow at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Saturday); TEEN and Guards at Knitting Factory (Saturday.)
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TOP 10 FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS
10. The Rolling Stones @ Prudential Center
Thursday, December 13th at 8:00pm – all ages, $95 – $750 -> tickets
9. Solange Knowles @ Bowery Ballroom w/ KELELA
Tuesday, December 11th at 8:00pm – 21+, SOLD OUT
8. Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell’s
Monday, December 10th at 8:30pm – all ages, SOLD OUT
7. Of Montreal @ Webster Hall w/ Foxygen, French Horn Rebellion
Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00pm – 18+, $22 – $25 -> tickets
6. Band of Horses @ Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Jason Lytle
Tuesday, December 11th at 8:30pm – all ages, $34 – $40 -> tickets
5. The Killers @ Madison Square Garden w/ Tegan and Sara
Friday, December 14th at 8:00pm – all ages, $35 – $65 -> tickets
4. Rick Ross @ Roseland Ballroom w/ Meek Mill, Wale, Machine Gun Kelly
Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm – all ages, $79.5 – $89.5 -> tickets
3. Big Boi @ SOB’s
Monday, December 10th at 8:00pm – 21+, SOLD OUT
2. 4 Artists 1 Cause @ Terminal 5 w/ Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, Cults, 4 Artists 1 Cause
Friday, December 14th at 7:00pm – all ages, SOLD OUT
1. 12 12 12 – The Concert for Sandy Relief @ Madison Square Garden w/ Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, The Who, Kanye West, Eddie Vedder
Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00pm – all ages, $150 – $2500 -> tickets
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