2014 Shutter16 Staff Year-In-Review

2014 Shutter16 Staff Year-In-Review

Some of the staff of Shutter16 has compiled various lists concerning the year of 2014, from Best Albums, to Best Photos. Below we have provided links for you to listen or buy music from the selected artists.


Molly Shores’ Top Five Albums

1. Starbomb – ‘Starbomb’

2. Chandbibi and The Waste Candidates – ‘Tidy Funk’

3. The Menders – ‘The Menders’

4. Gerard Way – ‘Hesitant Alien’

5. Childish Gambino – ‘Because The Internet’

Here’s a taste of their songs on my Spotify Playlist!




Kevin Robbins’ Top Five Shows

21st Century Goliath, Beyond the Fade, Dirty South Revolutionaries, The Seduction  at Amos’ Southend

Neil Jackson Band, Michael Tracy at Amos’

Black Star Riders at Amos’

Winery Dogs, Blanco Diablo at Amos’

St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Pullman Strike, Sinners & Saints at the Chop Shop



Arvind Bhandari’s Top Four Shows with Photos

Yonder Mountain String Band

1. Yonder Mountain Strings Band at Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

Click here for the gallery.

Sol Driven Train-17

2. SOl Driven Train @ The Hamilton – Washington, DC

Click here for the gallery.

Michael Tracy Band-23

3. Michael Tracy with Preacher Stone, Darby Adkins & Thomas Dow @ The Fillmore Charlotte

Click here for the gallery.

Levon Hemls Tribute 2014-41

4. Levon Helms Tribute @ The Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC

Click here for the gallery.



Andy Frisk’s Top Five Mainstream Albums:

1. Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Monuments to an Elegy’

2. Afghan Whigs – ‘Do to the Beast’

3. ††† – ‘Crosses’

4. Quiet Hounds – ‘The Wild Hunt’

5. Peter Murphy – ‘Lion’

Listen to some of the songs on my Spotify Playlist.


Josh Gooch’s Five Various Favorites


Photo of Phantogram by Cynthia Haithcock

Favorite album: Run the Jewels – ‘Run The Jewels 2’

Favorite song: Sylvan Esso – ‘Hey Mami’

Best show: Phantogram at The Fillmore Charlotte

Most visited venue: Snug Harbor

The band that caught me by surprise: Glass Cloud

Editor’s Note: ReverbNation 2014 Year in Review – Through our fun campaigns on ReverbNation.com we accumulate some awesome bands! You can browse our website to see articles to learn more about them. For now, here is a spotify list for your listening pleasure.

Dianna Augustine’s Top Five Shows
#1 Carnivores Tour – Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, and AFI
Thirty Seconds To Mars


Thirty Seconds To Mars
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Linkin Park
Linkin Park

Click here for the gallery.

#2 Vans Warped Tour 2014
Warped Tour 2014 - Fans/Random

Anberlin (18)

Beebs (10)
Beebs and Her Money Maker

Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin

Every Time I Die
Every Time I Die


Mayday Parade
Mayday Parade

Click here for the gallery.

#3 Weenie Roast 2014
Randoms (14)

Weenie Roast 565

The Pretty Reckless (16)
The Pretty Reckless

Foster The People (17)
Foster The People

Foxy Shazam
Foxy Shazam

Fitz & The Tantrums (9)
Fitz & The Tantrums

J. Roddy Walston & the Business (17)
J. Roddy Walston & the Business

Fuel (20)

Flagship (4)

Big Data (16)
Big Data

Bear Hands (12)
Bear Hands

Click here for the gallery.

#4 AntArchy Tour – Alien Ant Farm, Kaleido, H2NY
OIL (5)

Alient Ant Farm (12)
Alien Ant Farm

H2NY (6)

Kaleido (13)

Click here for the gallery.

#5 Mannish Boys featuring photographer Daniel Coston on tamborine
Mannish Boys 148

We welcome and encourage you all to share your own year in reviews below or on our Facebook Page. Everyone here at Shutter16 is looking forward to another great year in music, even if we have to look for it ourselves.



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