Tuesday, January 24, 2006

rock concerts (UPDATE)

The following is a non-comprehensive list of rock concerts I've attended since I was a teenager - at least the ones off the top of my head (and that I was glad I went to).

R.E.M. (4 times)
Dave Matthews Band
(12 times)


Foo Fighters (3 times)

David Gray
Beastie Boys
A Perfect Circle

Black Rebel Motorcyle Club
the Rapture
the Strokes

Franz Ferdinand
the Hives
(5 times)

Toad the Wet Sprocket
the Wallflowers
Stone Temple Pilots (twice)

Better Than Ezra
(5 times)

Burning Brides

Elliot Smith

Grant Lee Buffalo (twice)

Red Hot Chili Peppers
the Offspring
the Verve
Kings of Leon

Hot Hot Heat
Local H
We Are Scientists
Our Lady Peace
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (twice)

the Rustic Overtones

(5 times)

Pearl Jam
Rage Against the Machine
the Raveonettes

the Oranges Band
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
Andrew WK
Vertical Horizon

Sons and Daughters
Green Day (twice)
Kaiser Chiefs

Sonic Youth

Ari Hest

the Get Up Kids
Blues Traveler

What's the best show you've ever seen, and why?


D said...

Nice, a big list and a varied one at that! All the way from Buckethead to R.E.M., cool... Way more than I have seen, good job Bro!
The best show I've seen is U2 during the 80's (War Tour) at the Orlando Jai Alai Fronton... Small setting, was right up front and the Irish lads were in their prime. New Years Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday... cranked and Bono waving the White Flag..

F.J. Delgado said...

i always think about what my favorite show has been, and 4 keep popping up.

R.E.M. in 1995 during the Monster Tour @ MCI Center, Washington, DC

David Gray in 1999 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Dave Matthews Band in 1998 @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC

O.A.R. in 2002 @ Patriot Center, Washington, DC

I guess I would have to go with the R.E.M. show in 1995... my favorite band at their peak, with Grant Lee Buffalo opening (right after the Radiohead leg, just missed them, still mad about that).