Best of 2016 LIVE - Mauricio's Take

The best kinds of shows are the ones that you can connect with on an emotional level. These are the ten that I connected with the most. Some were complete surprises, others were just as great as I envisioned it would be. Because it’s 2016 and we’re in the midst of the War on Attention Spans, I present to you my 10 favorite concerts...in haiku.


10) OF MONTREAL

Weird costumes and songs?
You may think it’s a gimmick /
But it’s the appeal.

9) JULIEN BAKER

The place was silent /
Except for Julien’s voice /
Feels were felt that night.

8) SOFI TUKKER

Unique lyrics /
And unique influences/
Creates unique sounds.

7) SYLVAN ESSO

Amelia Meath /
Your voice and dance moves are sweet
How are you so cool?

6) DIANE COFFEE

A great throwback voice/
And the swagger of Bowie /
What a happy dude.

5) RÜFÜS DU SOL

Tired of DJs?
EDM, reimagined /
The future? Maybe.

4) KINGSLEY FLOOD

Furious fire
And relentless energy
See them live ASAP.

4) Ripe / Lawrence

If you want to dance /
These two have got you covered /
Funk and soul? Yes, please!

2) GALLANT

Soulful falsettos /
An emotional presence /
Watch out for this guy.

1) AURORA

Her powerful songs /
And youthful exuberance /
Makes her a must-see.

 

Mauricio's Favorite
Sixty of 'Sixteen


BONUS ROUND! Shows I didn’t cover for ChunkyGlasses:

  • LCD Soundsystem for putting on a show that all festival closers should aspire to.
  • Mayer Hawthorne for his smooth moves and soulful cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
  • Charles Bradley, because nobody conveys anguish and hope at his age better than him