Parade of Flesh, year-end summary, 2011 Recap

thanks to lori for this picture that sums up my year:

Below is my Annual Parade of Flesh Year-End Summary. My Top 11 albums was written for The Dumbing of America blog, which you can read in their “DFW Edition“. Be sure to listen to Parade of Flesh Radio’s 100th episode: an epic 5 hr+ spectacular on Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday; listen HERE.

2011 Recap:
Shows: 75+
Shows Canceled: 2
Bands played: about 250
Bands canceled: Starslinger, Spectrum, Unstoppable Death Machines (again), Why? (broken hand), Alpha & Omega/Holy Sons (due to traffic leaving sxsw), Lusitania (van flipped)
I canceled Wolveserpent & A Story of Rats due to weather
Packed House: Too Many this year!!
Unpacked: Yourself & The Air, Pure X (due to World Series), Grandchildren
Favorite shows I booked this year:
No Age/Total Abuse at Sons of Hermann Hall
Abe Vigoda/Wild Nothing at Sons Of Hermann Hall
Bro Fest 2011 at Club Dada
Man Man at Sons of Hermann Hall
Thou at Good Records
Title Fight/Touche Amore at Rubber Gloves
Dunes & True Widow at Lisa’s House
The Coathangers/Leg Sweeper at Bryan St. Tavern
Big Business/Torche at Club Dada
Japandroids/Bass Drum of Death at BST
The War on Drugs/Purling Hiss at BST
OFF!/Cerebral Ballzy/Retox at Sons of Hermann Hall
Das Racist/Danny Brown at Sons of Hermann Hall
Cloud Nothings at Canton Coop
Tera Melos at Rubber Gloves
Real Estate/Big Troubles at Club Dada
Rzl Dzl/Power Trip at Queen City Hall

2010 Recap / 2009 Recap / 2008 Recap / 2007 Recap

Best shows I attended in 2011 (and had nothing to do with):
Aziz Ansari at Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX
Ty Segall at Rubber Gloves (feb)
Slayer/Rob Zombie in Reading, PA
Big Business/Torche/Helms Alee at First Unitarian Church Philly
Disappears at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly
Kurt Vile/True Widow at The Loft Dallas
Woods/White Fence at Mohawk Austin
Toro Y Moi / Bass Drum of Death at Club Dada
DOMA Showcases (at least the one on the roof with Mind Spiders and the Power Trip show at the old lounge)
Soundgarden at Verizon
Thee Oh Sees at the free Sailor Jerry party in Dallas
Melt Banana & 400 Blows – Dallas/Austin/San Antonio