Make us your home page

Tampa Bay's best concerts of 2012 (reader picks): Red Hot Chili Peppers, One Direction, Avett Brothers, Die Antwoord and more




(For the past week on Soundcheck, our contributors have been looking back at the best local concerts of 2012. Today, we're switching things up a bit. We asked our Twitter followers on @tbtsoundcheck to name their favorite local concerts of the year. Here are some of the best responses. Click the links for reviews and photos.)

Mike Lortz (‏@JordiScrubbings): Aesop Rock in Oct at State Theater. On leave from Afghanistan and needed the break. Saw an awesome show and cleared my mind!

Zeynep ‏(@Zippy715): by far - @youngthegiant at the Ritz. They are always worth the show.

Jim Swift ‏(@bomble): Journey, live at the RNC.

Okie Tilo ‏(@Okesene): @DIEANTWOORD brought a high-energy & unpredictablely wild set to a sold-out crowd at @TheRitzYbor in October!

Mark Vidreiro ‏(@markvphotos): Rammstein. Nothing else even comes close.

Lindsey ‏(@lrlupfer): Definitely @theavettbros at @clearwaterjazz. They were tight, energetic, and pleased an unsuspecting crowd.

Gina Morales (@HardRockinGirl): had so much fun at the @97Xonair Next Big Thing, great vibe, great music, beautiful day.

michelle (‏@mmichelleely): One Direction ! It was amazing. 2nd largest crowd on tour and tons of energy !! plus i got to meet the boys :)

BrnzBarbie ‏(@BrnzBarbie): @ChiliPeppers ! Hall of Fame worthy and worth the wait since it was delayed by Anthony Keidis’ foot!

Debbie Viveiros ‏(@LilDebs143): chili peppers

Don G ‏(@scrufynurfherdr): Rush in Tampa nov 3. Played lots of tracks from new album clockwork angels, their best in years

Brian Mahar ‏(@BrianMahar): Best performance of the year goes to @JKENZO (UK) for his set @TURBOTUES in St Pete. Cutting edge bass.

Chris Ressler (@CMRchitect): feral babies, new bruises and crimcult at the bricks ... was as #punx as it got this year. Fantastic show.

Corbitt ‏(@spdrparker): It was @HMBSMS (He's My Brother, She's My Sister) at Heatwave. Seen em before but they were absolutely electric during that set.

Sara Dooley ‏(@SaraDooleyy): jingle ball! I get to meet the amazing Ed sheeran! :) along with Kesha, walk the moon and more!

Krystin ‏(@gearhartk): my favorite was #jingleballTB concert @933FLZ did an amazing job and seeing @justinbieber live made me a #belieber #goodtimes

Haley Rouse (@WolffHaley): #JingleBallTB defiantly !!!!!!!!

43 DAYS 43 DAYS ‏(@BiebsBandits): #JingleballTB DUH! 933 is the best radio station ever...seriously. <3 <3

Aya Aya ‏(
@Faeriegoddess): Blue October at Jannus. Absolutely amazing!



Jay Cridlin’s picks: Fun., Mutemath, Coldplay, Fiona Apple, Rubblebucket, 97X Next Big Thing, 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

Sean Daly’s picks: The Kills, The Civil Wars, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor

Stephanie Bolling's picks: Radiohead, The Ventures, Fun., Antiwarpt Music Festival, Andrew Bird

Carole Liparoto's picks: Bon Iver; Florence and the Machine; SBTRKT; The Weeknd; Best Coast; Explosions In the Sky; Earth, Wind and Fire; 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

Luis Santana's picks: Lil Kim, KISS, Psy, Machine Gun Kelly

Andrew Carlton's picks: Def Leppard, Morbid Angel, Origin

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:06am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours