What bands do you want to see in Fayetteville in 2012?

My Morning Jacket performs on the main stage at Wakarusa 2011. We think MMJ would be a good candidate for the AMP. Agree or disagree?

Photo: Todd Gill

We’ve known for a long time that Flyer readers are the smartest, most engaged, plugged-in, forward-thinking group of people in all of Fayetteville, and possibly the world.

That’s not to mention that most of you are very attractive, and several of you even smell nice.

We’re not just blowing smoke, either (OK, the smelling nice part was blowing smoke, but the rest of those things are true). You guys really are awesome, and we’re not the only one’s who’ve noticed.

In fact, Brian Crowne, who books shows at George’s and the Arkansas Music Pavilion, asked us to ask you what bands you’d like to see perform in Fayetteville this year.

We’ve actually asked this question twice before, once in 2008 and again in 2010, so it was about time we asked.

We’d like to set a few rules, to keep the discussion productive. These are the guidelines from last time, and they still seem pretty relevant.

1. No bands that are dead. This is not a what-bands-would-you-see-if-you-could-see-any-band-living-or-dead kind of post, so please don’t say “Jimmy Hendrix” unless you just can’t help it.

2. No bands that are bigger than Jesus. We’re probably not going to get Radiohead to play on Dickson Street. Try to be realistic.

3. Pretend your butt is on the line. This is where it gets tricky. Now that you have a name or two in your head, imagine that you’re the promoter and if the venue isn’t at least half full on concert night, you’re going to lose a lot of money.

So, let’s hear it, folks. Who do you want to see perform in Fayetteville in 2012?