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On Tour

by The Staff on December 29, 2011

Photo by Joe Putrock

A pair of heels didn’t prevent Sharon Jones from getting down at the Egg in January with her band the Dap-Kings

Photo by Joe Putrock

 Lightning Bolt pushed the limits of the Valentine’s circuit breaker and the human eardrum in March.

Photo by Leif Zurmuhlen

The Cold One on high heat—former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy entranced his fans at Northern Lights in April.

Photo by Julia Zave

The gypsy ship came into port in April when Gogol Bordello played Northern Lights.

Photo by Julia Zave

Lupe Fiasco’s April show was only one of a legion of heavyweight hip-hop acts to come through the Washington Avenue Armory this year.

Photo by Joe Putrock

Times New Viking’s July performance at Valentine’s stoked the region’s appetite for experimental indie rock.

Photo by Julia Zave

The Alpocalypse came with an accordion in his hands when Weird Al Yakovic played the Palace Theatre in October.

Photo by Joe Putrock

Skidmore wrangled some of the year’s top national acts to its gymnasium—TV on the Radio’s October performance was a standout