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!
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!
PREVIOUSLY ON THE BEST TAMPA BAY CONCERTS OF 2012
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
Luis Santana's picks: Lil Kim, KISS, Psy, Machine Gun Kelly
Andrew Carlton's picks: Def Leppard, Morbid Angel, Origin