2011 Year End Lists: Jay Lowe, Merge retail coordinator

2011 Year End Lists: Jay Lowe, Merge retail coordinator

In no particular order...

Top 10 Shows
Jeff Mangum @ 2640 Space at Baltimore's St. John's Church
Alternative Press tour 2011 (ain't even kidding)
Joy Formidable / Fang Island @ The Cat's Cradle
The Love Language / Archers of Loaf @ The Cat's Cradle
Des Ark @ King's | Hopscotch 2011
The Flaming Lips from 11th floor of the Raleigh Sheraton w/ Times New Viking
Kylesa @ Pitchfork Festival
Wild Flag / Eleanor Friedberger @ The Cat's Cradle
The Menzingers @ The Brewery
Mau a Malawi @ UNC Memorial Hall

Top 10 Records
Des Ark - Don't Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Wye Oak - Civilian
Crooked Fingers - Breaks in the Armor
Destroyer - Kaputt
White Wives - Happeners
Banner Pilot - Heart Bleeds Pacific
Four Year Strong - In Some Way, Shape, or Form
Battles - Gloss Drop
Jay-Z / Kanye West - Watch the Throne

Top 10 Miscellany
Moving to Durham
First fixed gear bicycle
VIP Credentials @ Pitchfork Fest (Thanks Kate T!)
Nashville trip 2k11 and its sequel planned for 2k12
Chicago with the BOYS
Bart's wonderful marriage to Jess
The rise and fall of Kreayshawn
My little sister's entry to college
New friends from at Polyvinyl
Invention of the slippery Frenchman