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There's a list going around Facebook to name 50 bands you've seen in concert. I started at fifty, then quickly recalled another fifty, then found the list shooting past 150....As an exercise in memory I just kept going. This list below is not fabricated. I kind of wish it was. I'd have a lot more money. I also didn't include many local bands or friends bands (too many to count), but ones that would be recognizable to others, worth remembering, etc.....Right Now, this is as many as I can remember. I feel slightly proud and lucky to have had these experiences, for better or worse.


Test your memory and your love of live music by listing 50 artists or bands (or as many as you can remember) you've seen in concert. List the first 50 acts that come into your head. An act you saw at a festival and opening acts count, but only if you can't think of 50 other artists. Oh, and list the first concert you ever saw (you can remember that, can’t you)?


Weezer

Archers of Loaf (x2)

Slayer

Cannibal Corpse

God Forbid (x2)

Guided by Voices (x3)

Yo La Tengo (x4)

Sunn 0)))

Grief

Destroyer (x2)

Sonic Youth (x3)

Jesus Lizard

Hole

Polvo

Converge (x2)

Jonathan Richman (x2)

Man…or Astroman?

Hot Snakes (x2)

Melvins

Low

Radiohead

Wilco

Shellac

Shins

Beck

Unwound

The Chameleons

Wire

Oxes (x2)

Arab on Radar (x4)

Locust (x2)

Young Widows

Acid Mothers Temple

Magnetic Fields (x3)

Lambchop (x2)

New Pornographers (x2)

Neutral Milk Hotel

Crooked Fingers (x4)

Spoon (x2)

The New Year (x2)

Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy (x4)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Murder City Devils (x3)

Iggy Pop

Harvey Milk

High on Fire

Les Savy Fav

!!! (x2)

Clinic

Pig Destroyer

Devendra Banhart (x2)

Johanna Newsom

Playing Enemy

Smog/Bill Callahan (x3)

Godspeed You Black Emperor

Pavement

Six Organs of Admittance

Deerhoof (x2)

Slint

Superchunk (x3)

Isis (x2)

Thrones

Cave In

Animal Collective

Fugazi (x2)

Adult.

Interpol (x3)

Ida

Olivia Tremor Control

Pretty Girls Make Graves

At the Drive In (x2)

The Black Heart Procession

Neko Case

Silver Jews (x3)

Califone (x3)

Silkworm

Pleasure Forever

Sebadoh

Butterglory

Helium

The Damned

Versus (x2)

The Bats

X

Blonde Redhead

Angels of Light

Rye Coalition (x2)

Built to Spill

Modest Mouse

Belle and Sebastian

The Strokes (x2)

Interpol (x3)

Karate (x2)

Sleater Kinney (x2)

The Fucking Champs

Dead Low Tide (x2)

Papa M

Refrigerator

Enon

The Hives

White Stripes (x2)

The Joggers

Rocket from the Crypt

The Natural History

Ex Models

Numbers

The Rapture

Warlocks (x2)

Dead Meadow (x3)

French Kicks (x3)

The Walkmen (x3)

The Faint (x2)

Convocation of…

Steve Earle

Sunburned Hand of the Man (x3)

Prurient

Wolf Eyes (x2)

Growing (x2)

Brightblack Morninglight

Lamb of God

Darkest Hour

Howling Hex

The Sadies (x2)

Owls

American Steel

Get Up Kids

Rainer Maria

Jack Rose

Amazing Royal Crowns (x3)

Ben Folds Five

Mastadon

Burnt by the Sun

Drowning Man

Magnolia Electric Company

Liars

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Boris

Witch

Earthless

Quasi

The Ex

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (x2)

Black Eyes

Vetiver (x2)

The Gossip

Erase Errata

Stereo Total

Pilot to Gunner

Watchers

Victory at Sea

Bright

Paik

Oneida

Tunnel of Love

Helms

Wolf Colonel

Nautical Almanac

Can’t

David Thomas Broughton

Rubber-O-Cement

Les Georges Leningrad

Devil Musik

Xiu Xiu

David Kilgour

Portastatic (x3)

The Music Tapes

…And You’ll Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Seaweed

Richard Buckner

Rock*a*Teens

Cypress Hill

Elastica

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The International Noise Conspiracy

Milemarker (x2)

Ashley Stove

Sahara Hotnights (x3)

Brian Jonestown Massacre (x2)

My Morning Jacket

Reverend Horton Heat

Kings of Leon

Rogue Wave

The Kills

Mates of State

Dr. Dog

The Ravonettes

Langhorne Slim

Mark Robinson (x3)

Q and not U

Vue

Hot Hot Heat (x2)

The Apes

Radio 4 (x2)

Mooney Suzuki

Von Bondies

Frightened Rabbit

Trans Am

Ten Yard Fight

Showcase Showdown (x3)

Major Stars (x3)

The Catheters

Cinerama

Mount Eerie

Julie Doiron

Neurosis

Neptune

Ladybug Transistor

Mr. Airplane Man

Mouthus

Bark Haze

Hella

Out Hud

Young People

Green Day

Saves the Day

Blink-182

Trial By Fire

Pedro the Lion

The Explosion

Calvin Johnson

Mirah (x2)

The Rondelles

Bad Religion

CIV

NOFX

Sir Richard Bishop (x2)

Daniel Johnston (x3)

Wesley Willis

Antibalas Orchestra

Chinese Stars (x4)

Extreme Elvis

Daughters

The Butchies

Bruce Springsteen

Bottomles Pit

Black Nasty

Big Bear

Gates of Slumber

Zoroaster


2 comments:

Courtney said...

you must be poor.

Spencer Troxell said...

You've seen a lot of motherfucking bands.