Monotonix at Treasure Island Music Festival 2010

The 10 Best Live Music Memories of 2010 (in chronological order):

  1. Tune-Yards unleashing her inner warrior at the Rickshaw Stop, 5/27/10
  2. Hunx and His Punx, with an, umm . . . aerobic performance at the Independent, 6/29/10
  3. Thao and her local star-studded back-up singers at The Bay Bridged’s own Regional Bias, 7/23/10
  4. The She’s crushing Best Coast’s “When I’m With You” at Rock Make, 8/22/10
  5. Discovering a new (but non-local) fave, Rainbow Arabia, at one of the best shows I saw all year: Sister Crayon, Religious Girls, Lazer Sword at the Rickshaw Stop, 8/26/10
  6. Efterklang’s giddy performance at Bottom of the Hill, 9/20/10
  7. Thinking of creative ways to convince myself that I wasn’t cold and wet at the Treasure Island Music Festival, 10/16/10 & 10/17/10
  8. Wondering if Monotonix’s frontman Ami was going to empty a bag of wet trash (replete with festival foodstuffs) on us in the crowd or on the drummer Haggai during their Treasure Island performance, 10/17/10
  9. Having a few too many birthday beverages at the Extra Action Marching Band Halloween show and trying to convince them to let me play the trombone – I was unsuccessful, 10/30/10
  10. Alt: Realizing I had a few too many birthday beverages at the Extra Action Marching Band Halloween show when someone later explained to me that they were wearing Christmas costumes (“Hmm . . . those were costumes?”), 10/30/10
  11. A powerful performance from Boomerang Boomerang – the perfect cap to Samara Halperin’s amazing exhibition, West of the Wonder Wheel at South Exposure, 11/12/10