Sophia’s Rock Beat: 2011

photo by Rachel Leah Blumenthal

So, here it is. All of Sophia’s Rock Beat for the whole year. But first, here are some stats. Saw 98 local shows this year, 170 local bands, 249 individual sets by Boston bands.

Bands I saw THE MOST:
Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys (saw 7 times in 2011!)
Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins (6 times)
Parlour Bells (5 times)
Mellow Bravo (5 times)
Muy Cansado (4 times)
John Powhida International Airport (4 times)
Rob Potylo and the Lonely Planets (4 times)
Somerville Symphony Orkestar (4 times)
I, Pistol (4 times)
Aloud, Axemunkee, Bunny’s a Swine, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, J. Krafty, Naked on Roller Skates, Sidewalk Driver, St. Helena, The Future Everybody (all saw 3 times each!)

Most-visited Venues for the Year: 
TT the Bears Place (went 20 times)
Church (11 times)
Radio (8 times – especially impressive since they only opened in October)
Middle East Down (6 times)
Middle East Up (5 times)

Here is everything I taped – the band links go to the original SRB blog posts:

1/7/2011 Naked on RollerSkates Rosebud
1/7/2011 Muy Cansado Rosebud
1/8/2011 Axemunkee Atwood’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 * Video 5 * Video 6 *
1/8/2011 Tony Savarino Atwood’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
1/15/2011 Low Static Romance Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 * Video 5 *
1/15/2011 Parlour Bells Rosebud
1/15/2011 Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 *
1/15/2011 St. Helena Rosebud Video 1 *
1/21/2011 Gene Dante and The Future Starlets Brighton Music Hall
1/21/2011 Dirty Bombs Brighton Music Hall Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
1/22/2011 Bob and Guy TT’s Video 1 *
1/22/2011 Jeffrey Gagnon TT’s Video 1 *
1/22/2011 Theif in the Night TT’s Video 1 *
1/22/2011 The Buckets TT’s Video 1 *
1/22/2011 Ed’s Redeeming Qualities TT’s Video 1 *
1/22/2011 Kristen Ford Band Middle East Down
1/22/2011 The Lights Out Middle East Down
1/22/2011 Mistle Thrush Middle East Down
1/22/2011 The Candles Middle East Down
1/22/2011 Soozapalooza Supergroup Middle East Down
1/27/2011 Brittany Gray TT’s Sidestage Video 1 * Video 2 *
1/27/2011 M.G. Lederman TT’s Sidestage Video 1 * Video 2 *
1/27/2011 Hello Ninja TT’s Sidestage Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
1/27/2011 Ashpark TT’s Sidestage Video 1 * Video 2 *
1/28/2011 Cinnamon Fuzz TT’s Video 1 *
1/28/2011 RIBS TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
1/30/2011 Mr. Sister Great Scott Video 1 * Video 2 *
1/30/2011 Bunny’s a Swine Great Scott Video 1 *
1/30/2011 Banditas Great Scott Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
2/5/2011 Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Brighton Music Hall Video 1 *
2/10/2011 Casey Desmond TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
2/10/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
2/10/2011 Rob Potylo TT’s Video 1 *
2/12/2011 The Lights Out Great Scott Video 1 * Video 2 *
2/12/2011 Naked on RollerSkates Great Scott Video 1 * Video 2 *
2/12/2011 Mellow Bravo Great Scott Video 1 * Video 2 *
2/15/2011 Ladies of Choas Enormous Room Video 1 * Video 2 *
2/15/2011 Tad, Kate, Brendan, Mark Enormous Room Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
2/15/2011 Jeffrey Vachon (thunder chunk) Enormous Room Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
2/18/2011 Highly Personal Trash Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
2/18/2011 Parlour Bells Church Video 1 *
2/18/2011 Gene Dante and The Future Starlets Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
2/19/2011 This Blue Heaven Middle East Up Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
2/19/2011 Muy Cansado Middle East Up Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
2/19/2011 St. Helena Middle East Up Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
2/20/2011 Ladies Rock Camp TT’s Video 1 *
2/26/2011 Endway Middle East Down
2/26/2011 McAlister Drive Middle East Down
2/26/2011 Ryan Schmidt Middle East Down
3/2/2011 Nick Murphy Milky Way Video 1 * Video 2 *
3/2/2011 The Boots Milky Way Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
3/2/2011 Jeff Vachon Milky Way Video 1 *
3/2/2011 Justin Emile Shapiro Milky Way Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
3/2/2011 Aviv Rubenstein Milky Way Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
SXSW2011 Bodega Girls SXSW
SXSW2,011 David Wax Museum SXSW Video 1 *
SXSW2,011 Aloud SXSW Video 1 *
SXSW2,011 Dave Godowsky/John Shade SXSW
SXSW2,011 Golden Bloom SXSW Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
SXSW2,011 Kingsley Flood SXSW Video 1 *
SXSW2,011 Stereo Telescope SXSW
SXSW2,011 Static of The Gods SXSW Video 1 * Video 2 *
SXSW2,011 Visions SXSW
SXSW2,011 Caspian SXSW Video 1 * Video 2 *
3/24/2011 Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band TT’s Video 1 *
3/26/2011 Kingsley Flood Middle East Down Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
3/26/2011 The Grownup Noise Middle East Down Video 1 *
3/30/2011 Parlour Bells Brighton Music Hall Video 1 *
3/30/2011 Garvy J. Brighton Music Hall Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/1/2011 SArah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Middle East Up Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
4/1/2011 Air Traffic Controller Middle East Up Video 1 *
4/1/2011 The Future Everybody Middle East Up Video 1 *
4/1/2011 Brownboot Middle East Up Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
4/2/2011 Susan Cattaneo Medford City Hall Video 1 *
4/2/2011 Max Heinigg Medford City Hall Video 1 *
4/3/2011 The Blizzard of ’78 TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/3/2011 Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents TT’s Video 1 *
4/3/2011 Old Jack TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/3/2011 McAlister Drive TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/4/2011 Full Body Anchor TT’s Video 1 *
4/4/2011 Tijuana Sweetheart TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/4/2011 A Wish for Fire TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/4/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/5/2011 The Autumn Hollow Band TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/5/2011 Cult 45 TT’s Video 1 *
4/5/2011 John Powhida International Airport TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/5/2011 Spirit Kid TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/7/2011 Triple Thick TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/7/2011 Static of The Gods TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/7/2011 Mellow Bravo TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/7/2011 The Acro-Brats TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/8/2011 Tired Old Bones TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/8/2011 Stereo Telescope TT’s Video 1 *
4/8/2011 Keep Me Conscious TT’s
4/9/2011 Cradle to the Grave TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/9/2011 The Year Million TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/9/2011 Black Thai TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/9/2011 Sidewalk Driver TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/14/2011 Spirit Kid TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/14/2011 Sidewalk Driver TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/14/2011 Mellow Bravo TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/15/2011 Black Thai TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/15/2011 Old Jack TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/15/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
4/15/2011 John Powhida International Airport TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
5/5/2011 Brown Bird Porter Belly’s
5/13/2011 Holiday Mountain MidEastDown
5/13/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys MidEastDown
5/13/2011 Mighty Tiny MidEastDown
5/19/2011 Boston Typewriter Orchestra Club Passim
5/20/2011 Davina Yannetty The Armory Cafe Video 1 *
5/20/2011 J. Krafty The Armory Cafe Video 1 *
5/20/2011 Leesa Coyne The Armory Cafe Video 1 *
5/20/2011 Nick Zaino The Armory Cafe Video 1 *
5/28/2011 The Frog The Armory
5/28/2011 The Galactic Army Of Toys The Armory
5/28/2011 Rob Potylo And The Lonely Planets The Armory
6/3/2011 MeANDJoanCollins TT’s Video 1 *
6/3/2011 Count Zero TT’s Video 1 *
6/3/2011 Ad Frank and The Fast Easy Women TT’s Video 1 *
6/4/2011 I-Pistol Precinct Video 1 * Video 2 *
6/4/2011 Faux Ox Precinct Video 1 * Video 2 *
6/4/2011 Black Fortress of Opium Precinct Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
6/20/2011 Jessica Sun Lee Special Friends – Star Wars
6/20/2011 J. Krafty Special Friends – Star Wars
6/20/2011 Seth Chatfield Special Friends – Star Wars Video 1 *
6/20/2011 Tanya Palit Special Friends – Star Wars Video 1 *
6/22/2011 Klezwoods Church Video 1 *
6/22/2011 Somerville Symphony Orkestar Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
6/23/2011 Doomstar Church Video 1 *
6/24/2011 Gene Dante and The Future Starlets Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 *
6/24/2011 Muy Cansado Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 *
6/24/2011 SArah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 *
6/30/2011 Bunny’s a Swine Porter Belly’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
7/8/2011 I was awake Dodge Street
7/8/2011 The Frog Dodge Street
7/8/2011 Rob Potylo and The Lonely Planets Dodge Street
7/14/2011 I, Pistol TT the Bear’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
7/14/2011 Reverse TT the Bear’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
7/14/2011 The Rationales TT the Bear’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
7/15/2011 Curious Ritual Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 * Video 5 *
7/16/2011 Somerville Symphony Orkestar Art Beat Video 1 *
7/22/2011 Merrily James Lizard Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
7/22/2011 Parlour Bells Lizard Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 *
7/29/2011 This Blue Heaven MidEastDown Video 1 * Video 2 *
7/29/2011 Streight Angular MidEastDown Video 1 * Video 2 *
7/29/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys MidEastDown Video 1 * Video 2 *
7/29/2011 Sidewalk Driver MidEastDown Video 1 * Video 2 *
7/29/2011 Mellow Bravo MidEastDown Video 1 * Video 2 *
8/5/2011 The Future Everybody TT’s Video 1 *
8/5/2011 Full Body Anchor TT’s Video 1 *
8/5/2011 Young Adults TT’s Video 1 *
8/5/2011 The New Collisions TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
8/12/2011 Axemunkee PA’s Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
8/12/2011 I, Pistol PA’s Lounge Video 1 *
8/12/2011 Endation PA’s Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
8/12/2011 Dead Cats Dead Rats PA’s Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 *
8/13/2011 Craig Robertson Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
8/13/2011 The Bella Birds Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
8/13/2011 Davina Yannetty Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 * Video 5 *
8/13/2011 Space Balloons Rosebud Video 1 * Video 2 *
8/18/2011 92 Protons Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
8/18/2011 Faux Ox Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
8/19/2011 Pray for Polanski TT’s
8/19/2011 Count Zero TT’s
8/19/2011 Mistle Thrush TT’s
8/24/2011 Foolish Ida Lizard Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 *
8/24/2011 Jaggery Lizard Lounge Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
9/8/2011 Hayley Jane and the Primates Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
9/8/2011 Big East Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
9/8/2011 Banana Phonetic Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
9/15/2011 Somerville Symphony Orkestar PA’s Lounge
9/20/2011 Andre Obin Paradise
9/22/2011 Somerville Symphony Orkestar Precinct Video 1 * Video 2 *
9/23/2011 bearstronaut Great Scott
9/24/2011 The Future Everybody North Star Bar, Philly F/M fest Video 1 *
9/24/2011 Kayln Rock North Star Bar, Philly F/M fest Video 1 *
9/29/2011 Cropduster Church Video 1 *
9/29/2011 Axemunkee Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
9/29/2011 Reverse Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
10/5/2011 Box Five Somerville Theater Video 1 *
10/5/2011 Why are those girls so loud, it’s cuz we’re jewish Somerville Theater
10/5/2011 What time is it, Mr. Fox? Somerville Theater
10/6/2011 Zili Musik Brighton Music Hall
10/6/2011 Aloud Brighton Music Hall
10/6/2011 Ghost Box Orchestra Brighton Music Hall
10/6/2011 Tumbleweed Company Brighton Music Hall
10/7/2011 Streight Angular Fitchburg Univ. Video 1 * Video 2 *
10/7/2011 John Powhida International Airport Radio Video 1 *
10/15/2011 SArah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Radio Video 1 *
10/15/2011 Garvy J. Radio Video 1 *
10/15/2011 Eldridge Rodriguez Radio Video 1 *
10/21/2011 Duncan Wilder Johnson TT’s Video 1 *
10/21/2011 Cask Mouse TT’s
10/21/2011 The Grinds TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
10/21/2011 Mellow Bravo TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
10/22/2011 The Grownup Noise Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
10/22/2011 St. Helena Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
10/22/2011 Highly Personal Trash Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
10/29/2011 Parlour Bells Radio Video 1 *
10/29/2011 Whores at the Door as The Pixies Radio Video 1 *
10/30/2011 Ad Frank and The Fast Easy Women Church Video 1 *
10/30/2011 Desperate Kingdom (feat. Alana Sacks) Church Video 1 *
10/31/2011 Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band MidEastUP
10/31/2011 Seventh Gear MidEastUP
10/31/2011 Coda MidEastUP
10/31/2011 Robot and the wizard MidEastUP
10/31/2011 Music is a dirty word MidEastUP
11/2/2011 Naked on RollerSkates Obrien’s Video 1 *
11/2/2011 Aloud Obrien’s Video 1 *
11/2/2011 Slowdim Obrien’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/4/2011 Moe Pope and Quills Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/4/2011 The Cretins Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/4/2011 Black Helicopter Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
11/12/2011 Sugar Snow ME Down Video 1 *
11/13/2011 J. Krafty The Burren Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
11/18/2011 Future Carnivores MidEastUP Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/18/2011 Brendan Boogie and The Best Intentions MidEastUP Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/18/2011 Muy Cansado MidEastUP Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
11/18/2011 John Powhida International Airport MidEastUP Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
11/18/2011 The Dents TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
11/18/2011 Muck and the Mires TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/19/2011 James McAndrew Church Video 1 *
11/19/2011 Jasmine Dreame Wagner Church Video 1 *
11/19/2011 Bury Me Standing Church Video 1 * Video 2 *
11/19/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys Church Video 1 *
11/20/2011 Battle House Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
11/20/2011 Rob Potylo and The Lonely Planets Church Video 1 *
11/29/2011 autochrome TT’s Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
11/30/2011 Box Five Radio Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
11/30/2011 Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
12/4/2011 Tallahassee MidEastUp Video 1 * Video 2 *
12/4/2011 Bunny’s a Swine Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
12/5/2011 Saraswathi Jones All Asia Video 1 *
12/5/2011 John Sage MiddleEastCorner Video 1 * Video 2 *
12/5/2011 Kayln Rock MiddleEastCorner Video 1 *
12/9/2011 Rick Berlin Radio Video 1 *
12/9/2011 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys Radio Video 1 *
12/10/2011 mixtape 1988 – Jaggery Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
12/10/2011 mixtape 1988 – Big Lights Big Rod Radio Video 1 * Video 2 *
12/10/2011 mixtape 1988 – Pour Somerville Sugar on Me Radio Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 * Video 4 *
12/11/2011 I Pistol Radio Video 1 *
12/11/2011 Cancer Killing Gemini Radio Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
12/15/2011 Bryan McPherson Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
12/15/2011 Swaggerin’ Growlers Church Video 1 * Video 2 * Video 3 *
12/17/2011 Tanya Donelly and Bill Janovitz The Regent Theatre Video 1 *
12/17/2011 The Vivs The Regent Theatre Video 1 *
12/17/2011 Big Dipper The Regent Theatre Video 1 *

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