Gummy Awards

Best Live Act

Looking for a way to reconcile Arcade Fire winning Best Live Act and Most Overblogged? It’s probably that people were just sick of reading justifiably glowing Arcade Fire show reviews. If concertgoers weren’t out worshiping Neon Bible, they were collecting in mass reverence to the great glowing pyramid, watching French robots come Alive. From there the list’s a grab bag of the year’s most hailed tours, from the Hold Steady to Grizzly, from Battles to of Montreal. Nice love for Man Man (beating My Morning Jacket no less). Note: Radiohead didn’t tour this year and still they placed #16. They’re just that good.

50 Interpol
49 The Shins
48 Sufjan Stevens
47 Bloc Party
46 Tegan And Sara
45 Bright Eyes
44 Rilo Kiley
43 Band Of Horses
42 The New Pornographers
41 Black Lips
40 Sunset Rubdown
39 Deerhunter
38 Broken Social Scene
37 The Polyphonic Spree
36 Justice
35 Bruce Springsteen
34 TV On The Radio
33 Kings Of Leon
32 Gogol Bordello
31 !!!
30 Menomena
29 Feist
28 The White Stripes
27 M.I.A.
26 Les Savy Fav
25 Björk
24 Beirut
23 Ryan Adams
22 Muse
21 The Flaming Lips
20 Andrew Bird
19 The Decemberists
18 My Morning Jacket
17 Man Man
16 Radiohead
15 Spoon
14 Okkervil River
13 Girl Talk
12 Dan Deacon
11 Jens Lekman

Grizzly Bear

10

Grizzly Bear


Animal Collective

09

Animal Collective


LCD Soundsystem

08

LCD Soundsystem


Wilco

07

Wilco


Battles

06

Battles


The National

05

The National


of Montreal

04

of Montreal


The Hold Steady

03

The Hold Steady


Daft Punk

02

Daft Punk


Arcade Fire

01

Arcade Fire