Bonus Lists

Biggest Disappointments of 2016

(In Alphabetical Order by Artist)

Andy Stott – Too Many Voices


Balance and Composure – Light We Made

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Burial – Young Death / Nightmarket

Crystal Castles – Amnesty (I)

Daughter – Not to Disappear

Flume – Skin

Francis and the Lights – Farewell, Starlite!

James Blake – The Colour In Anything

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Lido – Everything

Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost

Netsky – 3

Nicolas Jaar – Sirens

Polyenso – Pure In the Plastic

River Tiber – Indigo


2016 In Concert

(In Chronological Order)

Noisia, Delta Heavy, Cyantific @ The Regent Theater

Falcons, Promnite @ Holocene, Portland, OR

Barry Johnson of Joyce Manor, Frances Quinlan of Hop Along @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

Chet Porter, Luca Lush, Dallas Cotton, Hex Cougar @ Brownies + Lemonade Little Tokyo

King Shelter, Little Wolves @ Mind the Music LA Secret Show

Emo Nite w/ Guest Performance by Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line @ Echo & Echoplex

Logistics @ RESPECT via Dragonfly

Ivy Lab @ Union

Wave Racer, Basenji @ Observatory

S.P.Y., Fred V & Grafix, Etherwood, Ownglow @ Avalon

Porches, Alex G @ Constellation Room via Observatory

Into It. Over It., The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Sidekicks, Pinegrove @ Constellation Room via Observatory

Underworld & Bob Moses @ Fox Theater

Mat Zo (Special 3-hour Set) @ Observatory

Whitney @ Union

Four Tet, Madlib, Daphni, Floating Points @ Shrine Expo Hall

Space Yacht @ The Riff

Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor, The Hotelier @ Echo & Echoplex

Emo Nite @ Echoplex

Nina Sky, Falcons, Promnite, Different Sleep @ Los Globos

Pity Sex, Petal, PWR BTTM @ Constellation Room via Observatory

Emo Nite @ Echo & Echoplex

Branchez @ Observatory

Space Yacht @ The Riff

Pinegrove, Haif Waif @ Echo

HARD Summer Music Festival @ Auto Club Speedway

Grafix @ Avalon

Ducky, Daedalus, AWE, Blackbird Blackbird @ Brownies + Lemonade Secret Warehouse EP Release Party

Saves the Day, Hop Along, Alex G @ The Glass House

Fuck Yeah Festival @ Exposition Park

Emo Nite @ Echo & Echoplex

Skrillex, Baauer, What So Not, Valentino Khan, Anna Lunoe, Oshi @ OW5LA Secret Party via Le Jardin

Anthony Green, Mat Kerekes @ Teragram Ballroom

Space Yacht @ The Riff

Touché Amoré, Hum, Balance and Composure @ Fox Theater

Metrik, S.P.Y., Nu:Tone, Ownglow @ Avalon

Beach Fossils @ Observatory

Four Tet (Special 6-hour Set) @ Secret LA Warehouse

Beach Goth Festival @ Observatory Grounds

SALES, Tangerine @ The Regent Theater

Gorilla Biscuits, Steve Aoki @ The Seventh Letter

Emo Nite 2 Year Anniversary w/ Guest Performances by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath & The All American Rejects @ Echo & Echoplex

Weyes Blood @ Echo

Favorite Compilations of 2016

(In Alphabetical Order by Compilation Name)

Bromance Records Presents: Homieland, Vol. 2

Hospital Mixtape: S.P.Y.

Hospital Records Presents: Future Sound of America

Hospital Records Presents: Future Sound of Brazil

Hospital Records Presents: Future Sound of Holland

Hospitality 2016

Liquicity Presents: Alchemy 2

Liquicity Presents: Escapism 3

mau5trap Presents: We Are Friends, Vol. 5

Med School Presents: New Blood 016

Med School Presents: Ten Years of Med School

OWSLA Worldwide Broadcast

Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith

Star Wars Headspace

Viper Recordings Presents: The Sound of Drum & Bass 2016

Viper Recordings Presents: Drum & Bass Summer Slammers 2016

What I Didn't Get to this Year

This list is always more for my use, as a document of what to to draw back on in the future.
Below are a few releases I meant to check out this year, and will hopefully get around to some time soon.

(In Alphabetical Order by Artist)

araabMUZIK – Dream World


Bibio – A Mineral Love

Blank Banshee – MEGA

Blowout – No Beer, No Dad

Calibre – Shelflife 4

Calyx & Teebee – 1 x 1

case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs

Chris Cohen – As If Apart

Clams Casino – 32 Levels

Current Value – Biocellulose

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

David Bazan – Blanco

Emperor – Dispositions

Fourward – Expansion

Gold Panda – Good Luck and Do Your Best

Horse Jumper of Love – Horse Jumper of Love

Icicle – Differentia

Kano – Made In the Manor

Kero Kero Bonito – Bonito Generation

Klangstof – Close Eyes to Exit

L 33 – Karate

Machinedrum – Human Energy

Marissa Nadler – Strangers

Misanthrop – Misanthrop

Moderat – III

MSTRKRFT – Operator

Mutual Benefit – Skip a Sinking Stone

Nao – For All We Know

Nite-Funk – Nite-Funk

NxWorries – Yes Lawd!

Various Artists – PC Music, Vol. 2

Various Artists – Southern Family

Ross from Friends – You'll Understand

Sam Binga – The Redders

Saosin – Along the Shadow

Star Slinger – We Could Be More

Stwo – D.T.S.N.T.

Weezer – Weezer (The White Album)