Residents at BAM
Residents at the BAM (Berkeley Art Museum)

Best family show:
The Finches at Indie Mart, Thee Parkside, 11/7/10 – I am proud to say that my kids (ages 4 and 7) saw their first club show at Thee Parkside, “SF’s Premier Dive Venue.”

Best road trip:
Bonnie Prince Billy in Felton, October 25

Best living room show:
Will Johnson (Centro-Matic) in Oakland, September

Best reanimations:
Guided By Voices at The Warfield, 10/5/10
The Gories at The Independent, 9/9/10
Buzzcocks at The Uptown, 6/4/10
Residents at BAM (Berkeley Art Museum), 6/4/10

Best show at a dying club:
Abe Vigoda, Shannon and the Clams, Lovvers at 21 Grand, 3/6/10

Best show at a thriving club:
The Mantles, Fresh and Onlys, Fungi Girls at The Knockout, 7/29/10

Best resurrected album:
RileyGrandma’s Roadhouse

Best fresh album:
Let’s WrestleWe are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon