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Top ten club shows and local shows of 2011

Here are two quick lists to warm you up on this snow day; the ten best club shows and local shows (the two aren't mutually exclusive, by any means) of 2011, as picked by Backbeat writers and ranked by music editor Dave Herrera. Find our ten best arena concerts of 2011 and feel free to peruse all our concert reviews. By the time you're finished reading, the snow will have melted.

Click on the show name for our original review with photos and more.

Adele in May at the Ogden. It's safe to say when she returns, it will be to an arena-sized venue.
Adele in May at the Ogden. It's safe to say when she returns, it will be to an arena-sized venue.
Aaron Thackeray

Club shows of 2011

10. Matt & Kim @ the Ogden Theatre

9. Wolves In the Throne Room @ Rhinoceropolis

8. Cut Copy @ the Ogden Theatre

7. Kimya Dawson/Aesop Rock @ Summit Music Hall

6. Swans @ Summit Music Hall

5. Iceage @ Rhinoceropolis

4. Ellie Goulding @ Ogden Theatre

3. Lykke Li @ Ogden Theatre

2. Sleigh Bells @ Ogden Theatre

1. Adele @ Ogden Theatre

Nathaniel Rateliff's annual holiday show at the Gothic was one of our favorite local shows of 2011.
Nathaniel Rateliff's annual holiday show at the Gothic was one of our favorite local shows of 2011.
Jon Solomon

Local shows of 2011

10. ManCub/Flashlights @ hi-dive

9. Goldrush Festival @ hi-dive

8. Denver After Dark Fest @ Larimer/Meadowlark

7. Titwrench 2011 @ Glob/Mercury Cafe

6. Denver Does CBGB @ hi-dive

5. Come As You Are @ hi-dive

4. Pure Sunshine @ Bluebird Theater

3. FaceMan's First Waltz @ Bluebird Theater

2. Nathaniel Rateliff Holiday show @ Gothic Theatre

1. BLKHRTS Ball @ Glob



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