Year in Review: best shows of 2008

I compiled a list of my favorite concerts back in 2007, so I figured I’d keep the tradition going with another list of my favorite shows of 2008.

best shows of 2008

1. The Police with Elvis Costello, The Gorge, Washington, July 12th
2. Death Cab for Cutie @ Pemberton Music Festival, July 25-27th
3. Coldplay @ Pemberton Music Festival, July 25-27th
4. Tom Petty @ Pemberton Music Festival, July 25-27th
5. Dave Matthews Band @ The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington, August 29th
6. REM @ Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge, Washington, May 24-25th
7. Josh Ritter @ Doc Willoughby’s, Kelowna, Feb. 24th
8. Wintersleep @ Pemberton Music Festival, July 25-27th
9. Nine Inch Nails @ Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, Dec. 4th
10. Les Paul @ Iridium Jazz Club, New York, New York, October 6th

— honorable mentions
My Morning Jacket @ Pemberton Music Festival, July 25-27th
Bob Dylan @ Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops, BC, October 25th
The Cure @ Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge, Washington, May 24-25th
Crudo with Mike Patton @ Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge, Washington, May 24-25th
Stephen Malkmus @ Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge, Washington, May 24-25th

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One comment on “Year in Review: best shows of 2008

  1. Jeremy says:

    Sounds like Pemberton was a hit for you, despite the dust and lineups and cost. I’m jealous…you saw some amazing shows this year. Thanks for your continued work on this blog — it’s been great to find out what’s coming to town.

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