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Monday, December 31, 2012

Still Even More of the Best Songs, Shows, and Musical Moments of 2012

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Last day! Over the past few days, I've been posting more responses to the question I posed to dozens of people in the Portland music scene—musicians, bookers, writers, more: What was your favorite song, show, or musical moment of 2012? As the year finally comes to its end (it's ending! Like, tonight!), I've got the last installment of the many great responses I received. If you'd like to read more of these—and if you get as much a kick out of these as I do, you will want to—some appeared in the paper here, and more appeared on the blog here, here, and here.

But I'll assume if you're checking this out, you've checked the others out as well, and here is the last group of great moments in music for 2012. I would like to thank everyone who responded, as well as invite you to add your personal favorite shows, songs, etc. in the comments. While the end-of-year reflection can get to be a little much, especially with music writing, I look at it as a chance to stop my blathering and let other people share what music mattered to them. So! Enough blathering! Before the clock on 2012 runs out, here's the last installment on what other people had to say about the things that made this year in music so great.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Even More of the Best Songs, Shows, and Musical Moments of 2012

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 8:59 AM

2012 is almost over, but we've got lots more great musical moments for you, as remembered by musicians, bookers, writers, and more fine people from Portland's music scene. We put some in the paper this week (here), and over the past two days I've posted more of the submissions that we couldn't fit in (here and here). There's another full batch for today and we'll wrap this all up tomorrow, just in time to flip the calendar page on a brand new year.

More of the best moments in music from 2012 after the jump!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

More of the Best Songs, Shows, and Musical Moments of 2012

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 8:59 AM

In this week's issue, a number of people in the Portland music scene chimed in on their favorite shows, songs, and musical moments of the past year. However, we got far too many great responses to fit into the measly little paper, so before the clock on 2012 runs out, I'm posting the rest of those favorite moments in music here on End Hits: It includes concerts, songs, funny anecdotes, and more, all of which add up to, hopefully, a shared account of the past 12 months in music.

I kicked it off yesterday, and have a bunch more today (with more to come!). Click the jump for more of what made 2012 a year worth remembering.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

The Best Songs, Shows, and Musical Moments of 2012

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I recently asked a number of Portland music people—musicians, bookers, writers, more—for their top five albums of the year, and when I did so, I also asked for their favorite "song, show, or musical moment" of 2012. Plenty of the good folks indulged me and responded, some with their favorite song, many with their favorite show, some with all three.

We put as many responses as we could fit in this week's issue, but as with the Top Five lists, there were far too many to fit into the printed bounds of the paper. So over the next few days on End Hits, and as the year drips to its inevitable close, I'll be posting the rest of these great responses I received, summing up the year in music with a huge array of different memories, hopefully providing something like a 2012 yearbook by way of a catalog of everyone's different experiences.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their faves. And if a list like this is worth anything at all, the more the merrier: Please feel free to share your favorite song, show, or musical moment of the year in the comments to this, or any of the subsequent blog posts over the next few days.

Lots of 2012's best moments in music after the jump!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Portland's Favorite Songs, Shows, or Musical Moments of 2011: Day Five

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 8:59 AM

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We asked dozens and dozens of folks from the Portland music scene about their favorite song, show, or musical moment of the year, and they came back with plenty of answers. So every day this week, we've been sharing those answers with you, in our look back on a busy year of great music. Today's the last day! (And if you haven't already done so, leave your favorite song, show, or musical moment in the comments!)

These final musical moments come from Jeremy Petersen, Blood Beach, Anna Jensen, Sarah Fennell, Scott McLean, Krist Krueger, Matt Sheehy, Ingrid Renan, Nathan Carson, Chris Cantino, Tope, Dylan Magierek, DJ Anjali, Ned Lannamann, Stephanie Ryan, Nilina Mason-Campbell, Dave Depper, Jeff Urquhart, Terry Groves, and Ezra Ace Caraeff. Click through the jump to read 'em all!

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Portland's Favorite Songs, Shows, or Musical Moments of 2011: Day Four

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:57 AM

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We asked dozens and dozens of folks from the Portland music scene about their favorite song, show, or musical moment of the year, and they came back with plenty of answers. So every day this week, we're sharing those answers with you, in our look back on a busy year of great music. (And hey, leave your favorite song, show, or musical moment in the comments!)

Today's musical moments come from Scott Flaster, Justin Ready, Natasha Kmeto, Ryan Hyaes, Dana Valatka, Greg Glover, Mark Lore, Jacy McIntosh, Ashia Grzesik, Corrina Repp, Sara Hernandez, Zack Osterlund, Beau Sorenson, Ryan J. Prado, Connie Wohn, Lana Rebel, and the Incredible Kid. Click through the jump to read 'em all!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Portland's Favorite Songs, Shows, or Musical Moments of 2011: Day Three

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM

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We asked dozens and dozens of folks from the Portland music scene about their favorite song, show, or musical moment of the year, and they came back with plenty of answers. So every day this week, we're sharing those answers with you, in our look back on a busy year of great music. (And hey, leave your favorite song, show, or musical moment in the comments!)

Today's musical moments come from Jon AD, Gabe Vodicka, Matthew McLean, Nathan Walker, Zac Jacobson, Ross Beach, Neal Morgan, Saxon Baird, Zachary King, David Hutchinson, Sean Spellman, Jason Leonard, Nathan Jr., Mo Troper, Tracie Davis, Jason Leivian, Gavin Castleton, and Gina Altamura. Click through the jump to read 'em all!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Portland's Favorite Songs, Shows, or Musical Moments of 2011: Day Two

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM

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We asked dozens and dozens of folks from the Portland music scene about their favorite song, show, or musical moment of the year, and they came back with plenty of answers. So every day this week, we're sharing those answers with you, in our look back on a busy year of great music. (And hey, leave your favorite song, show, or musical moment in the comments!)

Today's musical moments come from Tyler Keene, Sara Lund, Matt Caldwell, Will West, Lisa Schonberg, Scoot Magee, Guantanamo Baywatch, Aris Wales, Luck-One, Erik Abel, Mary Brabec, Rachel Demy, Robert Ham, Peter Vaughan Shaver, Rob Taxpayer, Cloudy October, Mistina La Fave, Joan Hiller, and Jared Mees. Click through the jump to read 'em all!

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Portland's Favorite Songs, Shows, or Musical Moments of 2011: Day One

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:54 AM

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We asked dozens and dozens of folks from the Portland music scene about their favorite song, show, or musical moment of the year, and they came back with plenty of answers. So every day this week, we're sharing those answers with you, in our look back on a busy year of great music. (And hey, leave your favorite song, show, or musical moment in the comments!)

Today's musical moments come from Alex Arrowsmith, Seth Montfort, Terry Currier, Aaron Beam, Benoît Pioulard, Jake Morris, Emil Amos, Ryan Northrop, Ken Cheppaikode, Jeremiah Hayden, Leif and Jessica from Orca Team, Anthony Stassi, Ryan Feigh, Skyler Norwood, Jim Brunberg, Trevor Solomon, Maggie Vail, Auggie Rebelo, and Christopher Michael. Click through the jump to read 'em all!

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