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Concert List

Originally I had this list living on Last.fm and wanted to bring it over to the blog. I saw someone else create this list and I thought it would good to do for myself. For historical reasons, of course. 🙂

Here is the up to date list of bands and artists I’ve seen perform live. Most links go off to Last.fm artist pages but will point them over to Last.fm event pages as appropriate.

Aerosmith, recording MTV’s 10th Anniversary Video for Aerosmith – Dream On
Air Miami Cambridge 1995
Amanda Palmer briefly playing her uke and playing Radiohead’s “I’m a Freak”
Ani DiFranco a few times in Worcester/Sommerville, MA around 1993-1995 time
Tori Amos, several times during the first 3 albums in and around Boston: I was too young to see her in a bar in New Haven, CT during her first album but got to meet her and she let me in to see her later on in Harvard (see the Past the Mission EP) after I gave her a “Neil says Hi!” teeshirt, which she misread as “Nell says Hi!”
Animal Collective Henry Fonda, LA 2007; Coachella 2008
Annuals Spaceland, LA 2007; Coachella 2008
The Antlers Troubadour, LA 2010
Antony & The Johnsons made me cry at Coachella 2009
Arcade Fire The Greek Theater, LA 2007
Babes in Toyland Clark University 1992
The Breeders San Jose, 1997; Coachella 2008
Belle & Sebastian The Wiltern, LA 2006
Best Coast FYFest, LA 2010
Björk Venus de Milo, Cambridge, 1993
The Blow Satellite, LA 2011
Bonde do Role Coachella 2008
The Books
the fabulous Knitting Factory, LA 2006; Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Temple 2009
Bon Iver
Echo, LA 2008 (Justin Vernon rocked despite coming down with a cold).
Born Ruffians Echo, LA 2008 (w/Cadence Weapons)
James Brown SF MusicBank Launch party
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Farewell Tour at The Smell, 2010
Chemical Brothers Coachella 2009
Cocorosie The Music Box, Hollywood 2009, 2010
Cold Cave FYFest, LA 2010
Cocteau Twins Boston
Crocodiles The Echo, LA 2010
Crystal Castles is the scariest set at Coachella 2009 (and me on SPIN taking that photo)
Holly Cole Boston 1995
The Cure Wish Tour @ The Centrum in Worcester, MA; Front row Coachella 2009 til 3AM
Cut Copy The 80s are back at Coachella 2008
PJ Harvey Boston 1994
Imperial Teen Club in London, 1996
Jane’s Addiction Lalapalooza I, MA 1991
Japandroids were sad at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa 2010
Junior Boys were smooth at Coachella 2009
Islands briefly at Coachella 2008
His Name Is Alive Boston 1996, SF 1996, SF 1998 Slims, LA 2010 Bootleg
Liquorice Boston, MA 1995
Little Scream Echoplex, LA 2010
Local Natives FYFest 2010, LA
Love & Rockets Coachella 2008 (Finally!)
Lykke Li was cool at Coachella 2009
Lush Clark University 1992
M.I.A. on the Jumbotron at Coachella 2009
M.Ward bring back the cool at Coachella 2009
MGMT briefly at Coachella 2008
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Holy Cross, 1991 (They played the same set twice because they didn’t have that many songs.)
The Moon Seven Times Cambridge 95
Morrissey is the bitterest man at Coachella 2009
My Bloody Valentine with 20 minutes of noise at Coachella 2009
My Brightest Diamond Wiltern 2006
Nite Jewel awesome and The Echo, LA 2010
Nine Inch Nails (apparently) Lalapalooza I, MA 1991
No Ageruled Coachella 2009
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark showed their cryogenically frozen dance manoeuvres at Music Box, LA 2011
Owen Pallett Echoplex, LA 2010
Panda Bear Amazing @ The Glass House, Pomona 2010
Paul McCartney from far away at Coachella 2009
Pepper Rabbit The Echo, 2010 and at Bootleg Theater, 2010
Pictureplane Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa 2010
Pink Floyd, horrible arena show in 95
Phantogram Troubadour, LA 2010
Phish, welcome 1992 in Worcester, MA
Portishead Coachella 2008
Prince Coachella 2008
The Pixies The Palladium, Hollywood 2009
Public Image Ltd. Club Nokia, LA 2010 was the first show Johnny Rotten did in something like 17 years
The Radio Dept. El Ray, LA 2011
Red House Painters Cambridge, MA
The Ruby Suns should have stuck to their old format at The Echo, LA 2010
S.N.F.U.
School of Seven Bells FYFest, LA 2010
Sleigh Bells Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa 2010
Silje Nes Lot 1 Cafe, LA 2011
Small Black The Echoplex, LA 2010
Shout Out Louds Coachella 2008
St. Vincent I got to meet Annie at Coachella 2008. Super cool and signed my CD.
Stars Coachella 2008
Sufjan Stevens Wiltern 2006
Summer Camp The Echo, LA 2011
The Ting Tings Coachella 2009
tUne-YarDs The Echo 2010
Twin Sister Mondrian Skybar, LA 2011
Vampire Weekend Echo, LA 2007
Velour 100 Bottom of the Hill, SF 1997
Vivian Girls were fab at Coachella 2009
Voodoo Glow Skulls New Haven, CT
Evan Voytas The Echo, LA 2010
Washed Out The Echoplex, LA 2010, FYFest, LA 2010
Woom The Echo, LA 2010 and Echoplex, LA 2010
We Are the World The Music Box, LA 2010
Tess Wiley Bottom of the Hill, SF 1997
Xiu Xiu The Echo, LA 2010
Y.A.C.H.T. The Echoplex, LA 2010
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Coachella 2009
Yo La Tengo Henry Ford Theater, LA 2006
少年ナイフ (Shonen Knife) Tower Records, SF 1997

Concert Photos

Animal Collective Music Box 2007, Coachella 2008
Annuals Coachella 2008
The Antlers Troubadour 2010
Bonde do Role Coachella 2008
Dan Deacon Coachella 2008
Datarock Coachella 2008
Fatboy Slim Coachella 2008
Fol Chen The Echo 2010
Love & Rockets Coachella 2008
Panda Bear The Glass House 2010
Portishead Coachella 2008
Prince Coachella 2008
Shout Out Louds Coachella 2008
Sleigh Bells Detroit Bar 2010
St. Vincent Coachella 2008
Stars Coachella 2008
We Are the World Music Box 2010

Best of Coachella 2009 Antony & The Johnsons, Crystal Castles, The Cure, Fleet Foxes, Junior Boys, Lykke Li, M.I.A., Paul McCartney, Morrisey, My Bloody Valentine, No Age, Vivian Girls, M. Ward

Concert Videos

Sleigh Bells Rill Rill
St. Vincent Human Racing
We Are the World one two

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