By Matt Crowley/The AS Review

As 2009 comes to a close, we at The AS Review are prepared to make sure your winter break is not devoid of music. Here are our favorite songs of the past year, along with a list of concerts taking place in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, British Columbia over the break.

Matt Crowley // Writer
Passion Pit – “Little Secrets”
Death Cab for Cutie – “My Mirror Speaks”
Throw Me the Statue – “Ancestors”
Beach Boys – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Girls Can Hear Us
Remix)”
Discovery – “Orange Shirt”

Alex Bacon // Writer
All Time Low – “Hello, Brooklyn”
A Day to Remember – “The Downfall of Us All”
Blue October – “Jump Rope”
Green Day – “¿Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl]”
Hello Seahorse! – “Won’t Say Anything”

Allison Milton // Events Editor
Beyonce – “Single Ladies”
Lil’ Wayne – “Lollipop (Nasty Ways Remix)”
Michael Franti and Spearhead Ft. Cherine Anderson – “Say Hey (I Love You)”
Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
Jay Sean Ft. Lil’ Wayne – “Down”

Anna Ellermeier // Editor in Chief
Beyonce – “Single Ladies”
Flight of the Conchords – “Hurt Feelings”
Andrew Bird – “Oh No”
Bon Iver – “Blood Bank”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”

Shawna Leader // Assistant Editor
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Runaway”
Phoenix – “Lisztomania”
Regina Spektor – “The Calculation”
Wilco – “You and I”
Andrew Bird – “Oh No”

Joe Rudko // Photographer
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Home”
Basement Jaxx – “My Turn (Ft. Lightspeed Champion)”
Miike Snow – “Animal”
Matt & Kim – “Daylight”
Volcano Choir – “Island, IS”

Erik Simkins // Photographer
(Note: Erik only listens to Pandora, and consequently has no idea what he’s listening to, so here are some songs he likes)
The National Parcs – “Twelve Word Song”
Cunninlynguists – “Doin’ Alright”
Aphex Twin/Richard D. James – “Vordhosben”
Woven – “Steady”
Fujiya & Miyagi – “Uh”

Seattle
Dec. 8
Kid Cudi at the Showbox SoDo
Dec. 9
Passion Pit w/ Pyramiddd at The Moore Theatre
Dec. 11
The Dandy Warhols at Neumos (21+)
J. Tillman w/ Pearly Gates Music and The Low Hums  at The Crocodile Cafe (21+)
Dec. 12
The Thermals w/ The Cave Singers, The Builders and The Butchers and Grand Hallway at Neumos (21+)
Zero 7 w/ Phantogram at the Showbox at the Market
Dec. 15
107.7 The End’s Deck the Hall Ball Featuring Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, Metric, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend at the WaMu Theater
Dec. 17
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground w/ The Quiet Ones and Benjamin Bear at The Crocodile Cafe (21+)
Dec. 18
The Maldives w/ Champagne Champagne, Hey Marseilles and Goldfinch at Neumos (21+)
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band w/ Lake and The Beats, Man at The Crocodile Cafe (21+)
Dec. 19
106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Bell Bash w/ The All-American Rejects, Cobra Starship and many others at the WaMu Theater
Dec. 31
Minus the Bear w/ Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground at the Showbox at the Market
U.S.E. w/ Aqueduct and Special Guests at The Crocodile Cafe (21+)

Portland
Dec. 11
Spoon w/ Black Joe Lewis at The Crystal Ballroom
Zero 7 w/ Phantogram at The Wonder Ballroom (21+)
Dec. 12 and 13
The Dandy Warhols at The Wonder Ballroom (Dec. 12 show is 21+)
Dec. 18 and 19
Portugal. The Man w/ guests at the Doug Fir Lounge (21+)
Jan. 2
The Roots at The Roseland Theater

Vancouver, British Columbia
Dec. 9
Kid Cudi at the Commodore Ballroom
Dec. 10 and 11
Lady GaGa at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec. 13
Zero 7 at the Commodore Ballroom
Dec. 16
Jon Lajoie at the Vogue Theatre