Music Week "Best of 2011" - John Katovsich



John Katovsich
Senior Director Music, Fuel TV
Los Angeles

Top Albums 2011
GUARDS  Guards (ep)
Soaring, triumphant indie rock with style

M83  Hurry Up, I'm Dreaming and Intro
Elevator music and I mean elevate your spirit.  Amazing, full and epic mix of indie rock and electronica.  For fans of life!!

Girls  Father Son, Holy Ghost
Dynamic rock songs about love, life and "Vomit".  That's a great track with an amazing gospel choir.

Black Lips  Arabia Mountain
60's garage rock bangers with a southern charm

The Joy Formidable  The Big Roar
Powerful 90's inspired rock delivered with confidence

Waters  Out in the Light
 Indie americana with a bite.  Sounds like a pretentious beverage.  This is unpretentious working man's indie rock

Best Concerts 2011
Fun Fun Fun Fest (Austin, TX) A good majority of the bands I mentioned above in addition to Slayer, Murder City Devils, Hot Snakes, Okkervil River and a ton more.
Band of Horses  Wiltern (Los Angeles)
Fuck Yeah Fest (Los Angeles)  Death From Above 1979 and Descendents.
My Morning Jacket at the Pantages (Los Angeles)
Black Angels at the El Rey (Los Angeles) always great!
GZA w/WAVVES performing "Liquid Swords" on the Daily Habit.
The Rapture at the Fonda (Los Angeles) Surprised at how much they still killed it.

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