Lubbock is no stranger to fantastic live shows. In 2012 alone we saw some phenomenal bands tear it up. We always have debates about the bands that put on the best live show. So we decided to make our list. Here are the bands that put on the best live shows. These aren't Lubbock specific, just the best live show in general. Check out the list and see if you agree with any of them.

  • Korn

    Wes Nessman's Pick

    Wes said he didn't know much about their live shows until their first in Lubbock. After the first show he saw them do, he was hooked.

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  • Avenged Sevenfold

    Heathen's Pick

    A7X never disappoints. Their shows are always killer and they just flat out rock.

  • Rolling Stones

    Painman's Pick

    The Painman said he has seen the Rolling Stones five times and he's convinced they're not human.

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  • Metallica

    Driver's Pick

    Nuff Said.

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  • Volbeat

    Rooster's Pick

    Rooster drove all the way to Chicago to see Volbeat. You know they're amazing if you make that drive.

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  • Godsmack

    Dale's Pick (The Boss)

    They're high energy and there is always something different going on. If you wen't to X-Fest, you know what he's talking about.

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  • The Mars Volta

    Bob's Pick (Digital Guy)

    Our resident digital guy picked The Mars Volta. You've never seen such a high energy show and a band that can put their audience in a trance like Mars Volta. It's unreal. You don't even notice that they played one of their songs for 20 minutes.

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