Sophia’s Rock Beat: 2012

Sophia’s Rock Beat! I’ve been doing this for 3 years now – going to shows, and videotaping them. Here’s 2010 (saw 139 local bands in 2010), here’s 2011 (saw 170 local bands in 2011). In 2012, my videoing slowed down a little bit by the end as I had to stop going to so many shows so that I could work on TEN the Movie.

However, I still saw a lot of awesome this year. 
Stats: 70 shows, 188 sets, 158 bands.

Bands I saw the most:
Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys win again this year with 5 times (2 less than last year, but I also didn’t count the 2 times I caught their play, 28 Seeds…so it kind of evens out).

Golden Bloom I saw 3 times (but I’m also not counting the week tour we went on with them, so it’s actually 10 times!)

Bands I saw 3 times in 2012: Axemunkee, Cask Mouse, Eddie Japan, Parlour Bells, The Invisible Rays, Sidewalk Driver

and Twice: Eldridge Rodriguez, Full Body Anchor, Gene Dante & the Future Starlets, Jaggery, Kristen Ford Band, Muy Cansado, Naked on Roller Skates, Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins, The Anchorite, The Bynars, The Milkman’s Union, The Rationales, You Won’t

Most Visited Venues:
Radio (went 15 times!)
TT the Bear’s (9 times)
Great Scott (4 times)
Brighton Music Hall (3 times)
Precinct (3 times)

1/7/2012 Full Body Anchor Great Scott * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
1/7/2012 Naked on Roller Skates Great Scott * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
1/14/2012 The Invisible Rays Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 * * Video 4 *
1/14/2012 The Downbeat 5 Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/14/2012 Gozu Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
1/20/2012 PHIL AIKEN ARMY TT the Bear’s Place
1/21/2012 Tristan Allen Cloud Club
1/21/2012 Bury Me Standing Cloud Club
1/21/2012 Box Five Cloud Club
1/27/2012 28 degrees Taurus Radio
1/27/2012 Muy Cansado Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
1/27/2012 The Sterns Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
1/28/2012 Broken Wings Radio * Video 1 *
1/28/2012 Eddie Japan Radio * Video 1 *
1/28/2012 Parlour Bells Radio * Video 1 *
1/28/2012 Gene Dante and the Future Starlets Radio * Video 1 *
1/30/2012 Thunderhole ZuZu * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/30/2012 Jeremy Dubs ZuZu * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
2/3/2012 Horse Thief PA’s Lounge * Video 1 *
2/3/2012 Golden Bloom PA’s Lounge * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 * * Video 4 *
2/11/2012 Tall kixivixi
2/11/2012 Clown kixivixi
2/11/2012 Happy the Clown kixivixi
3/1/2012 The Operators Sierra Grille * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 * * Video 4 *
3/1/2012 Bunny’s a Swine Sierra Grille * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 * * Video 4 *
3/4/2012 Jenee Halstead TEDx
3/4/2012 Keith Whitman TEDx
3/4/2012 Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band TEDx
3/4/2012 The Wrong Shapes Davis Square Theatre * Video 1 *
3/4/2012 Ruby Fox Davis Square Theatre * Video 1 *
3/8/2012 J-Krafty Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/8/2012 Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Radio * Video 1 *
3/16/2012 Black Thai Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
3/16/2012 Planetoid Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
3/16/2012 Sidewalk Driver Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
3/16/2012 Walter Sickert and The ARmy of BRoken TOys Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/17/2012 Count Zero Lilypad * Video 1 *
3/24/2012 New Frustrations Store 54 * Video 1 *
3/28/2012 The Milkman’s Union Great Scott * Video 1 *
3/28/2012 You Won’t Great Scott * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/28/2012 Hallelujah the Hills Great Scott * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 * * Video 4 *
3/30/2012 Kristen Ford Band Moe’s Lounge, Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
3/30/2012 Jessica Sun Lee Moe’s Lounge, Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/30/2012 Madame Psychosis Moe’s Lounge, Radio * Video 1 *
3/30/2012 Brendan Boogie Moe’s Lounge, Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/1/2012 Endless Wave TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/1/2012 The Rationales TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/1/2012 Cooling Towers TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/2/2012 Thick Shakes TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/2/2012 Animal Talk TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/2/2012 Garvey J TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/2/2012 Grey Valley Ghosts TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/3/2012 The Susan Constant TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/3/2012 The Tin Thistles! TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/3/2012 Ghosts of Jupiter TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/3/2012 Letterday TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/5/2012 Cask Mouse TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/5/2012 Never Got Caught TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/5/2012 Parlour Bells TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/5/2012 Fagettes TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/6/2012 Pray for Polanski TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/6/2012 BrownBoot TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/6/2012 Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/6/2012 The Bynars TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/7/2012 The Grinds TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/7/2012 Sherman Burns TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/7/2012 Motherboar TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/7/2012 Streight Angular TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
4/8/2012 Kirsten Opstad The Burren
4/8/2012 Kristen Ford Band The Burren
4/8/2012 Anna Rae Band The Burren
4/9/2012 Oranjuly Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
5/3/2012 Butterknife Davis Square Theatre * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
5/3/2012 Sinnet Davis Square Theatre * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/3/2012 The Russians Davis Square Theatre * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/3/2012 Mount Peru Davis Square Theatre * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/4/2012 Lifestyle Great Scott * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/10/2012 The Anchorite Gallery 263
5/11/2012 Eddie Japan Precinct
5/11/2012 Parlour Bells Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/11/2012 The Daily Pravda Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/28/2012 The Grownup Noise Club Passim
6/2/2012 Full Body Anchor Quincy Beachcomber
6/2/2012 i have ears Quincy Beachcomber
6/2/2012 huxster Quincy Beachcomber
6/8/2012 The Anchorite Gallery 263
6/8/2012 The Invisible Rays Radio * Video 1 *
6/8/2012 Axemunkee Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
6/8/2012 Trabants Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/15/2012 Velah TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/15/2012 Cask Mouse TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/15/2012 Tallahassee TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/16/2012 The Novels Montague Book Mill * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/16/2012 Friends of Yours Montague Book Mill * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/22/2012 Eddie Japan Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/22/2012 The Vivs Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/22/2012 The Rationales Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
7/1/2012 Bent Knee Radio * Video 1 *
7/1/2012 Jaggery Radio * Video 1 *
7/1/2012 Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
7/7/2012 Illyrians Radio
7/7/2012 The 360s Radio * Video 1 *
7/13/2012 Phillip Cohen Church * Video 1 *
7/13/2012 The Doctors Fox Church * Video 1 *
7/14/2012 Secret Rhythm Project Ralph’s Diner * Video 1 *
7/14/2012 Faux Ox Ralph’s Diner * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
7/14/2012 The Jitters Ralph’s Diner * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
7/20/2012 Joe Turner Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
7/20/2012 Axemunkee Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
7/21/2012 jon bernhardt Artbeat * Video 1 *
8/2/2012 Niki Luparelli Arts at the Armory
8/12/2012 URANIUM DAUGHTERS TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 JETSET TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 THE MILKMAN’S UNION TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 MY OWN WORST ENEMY TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 MARY LOU LORD TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 WILLIE LOCO ALEXANDER TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 MOOSE AND THE MUDBUGS TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
8/12/2012 JOHN POWHIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 SHEPHERDESS TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
8/12/2012 REAL KIDS TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 CORIN ASHLEY TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/12/2012 PORT CHARLES QUINTET TT the Bear’s Place * Video 1 *
8/16/2012 Ryan Walsh Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
8/16/2012 Kayln Rock Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
8/16/2012 Golden Bloom Precinct * Video 1 *
8/21/2012 Marc Pinansky O’Brien’s
8/21/2012 Stereo Telescope O’Brien’s
8/21/2012 Mel Lederman O’Brien’s
8/28/2012 The Bynars Great Scott * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
8/30/2012 Scylla Firehouse 13 Providence * Video 1 *
8/30/2012 Baylies Band Firehouse 13 Providence * Video 1 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Big Head Big Ears Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Sir-Vix-A-Lot Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – The Walls Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Caress Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Lesbian Frankenstein Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – SNUGGLZ Middle East Downstairs
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Impossible Stairs Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Grandfather Time Bomb Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 * * Video 4 *
9/8/2012 One Night Band – Motorboat Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 *
9/13/2012 avoxblue Middle East Downstairs
9/13/2012 Creaturos Middle East Downstairs
9/13/2012 Satellites Fall Middle East Downstairs
9/13/2012 Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys Middle East Downstairs
9/13/2012 Molly Zenobia Middle East Downstairs
9/13/2012 Brendan Burns Middle East Downstairs
9/14/2012 Rob Potylo Out of the Blue Gallery
9/14/2012 Ad Frank Out of the Blue Gallery
9/27/2012 Audible Crayons cantab
10/6/2012 What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Radio
10/6/2012 Gene Dante and the Future Starlets Radio
10/6/2012 Endation Radio
10/6/2012 Future Carnivores Radio
10/13/2012 Davina Yannetty and Phil Wisdom Radio
10/17/2012 Leesa Coyne Armory Cafe
10/17/2012 Rice & Kristen Edmonston Armory Cafe
10/19/2012 You Won’t Bowery Electric
10/19/2012 Mellow Bravo Bowery Electric
10/19/2012 Golden Bloom Bowery Electric
10/19/2012 Will Dailey Bowery Electric
10/19/2012 RIBS Bowery Electric
10/20/2012 Mean Creek Bowery Electric
10/27/2012 Cask Mouse The Armory
10/31/2012 Moe Pope Brighton Music Hall
10/31/2012 Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys Brighton Music Hall
11/2/2012 Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys Sally O’Brien’s
11/2/2012 What About Naomi? Supergroup Radio
11/9/2012 Sarah RabDAU and Self-Employed Assassins Middle East Upstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
11/9/2012 Muy Cansado Middle East Upstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
11/9/2012 Naked on Roller Skates Middle East Upstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
11/11/2012 Joe Kowan The Burren
12/17/2012 Malibu Gaze ZuZu
12/17/2012 Atomic Savants ZuZu
12/17/2012 Thrust Club ZuZu
12/20/2012 Jade Sylvan Oberon
12/20/2012 Jaggery Oberon
12/20/2012 Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys Oberon
12/21/2012 Powerslut Castle Grayskull basement
12/22/2012 The Floating Heads Radio
12/22/2012 The Invisible Rays Radio
12/22/2012 Axemunkee Radio
12/29/2012 Eldridge Rodriguez Radio
12/29/2012 Guillermo Sexo Radio
12/29/2012 No Love Radio
12/31/2012 Eldridge Rodriguez Radio
12/31/2012 Sidewalk Driver Radio
12/31/2012 Whitey Radio