Which musical acts have you seen perform live in concert?
Posted by shigpit 11 years ago, closed 11 years ago
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Let's see what I can remember, shall we?
shigpit: Billy Joel (6 times)  
Elton John  
Billy Joel AND Elton John  
They Might Be Giants (twice)  
Elvis Costello (with TMBG opening!)  
Ben Folds Five  
Squeeze  
Difford and Tilbrook (of squeeze, acoustic)  
Fountains of Wayne (twice, and going again in a couple weeks)  
10,000 Maniacs  
Meat Loaf  
Living Colour (walked out)  
Erasure  
Phil Collins  
Fleetwood Mac  
Eurythmics  
The Police  
Aimee Mann  
Weezer (well, I heard them -- free show, with Cornpone and T-bone in Atlanta)  
 
There's gotta be more...
shigpit: Oh ... yeah ... David Yazbek (a few times)  
 
Who's he? The guy who wound up writing the music and lyrics for musicals The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels -- these were rock shows with his band. Hoopy Frood, that Yazbek.
shigpit: Ooh ... and Barenaked Ladies.
Mac: I was a booking agent for a few NY Metro venues in the 80s/90s, so there's too many to name, and many free shows but I'll throw some random ones out there. This is by no means a comprehensive list, merely some I can recall.  
 
The Who (shea stadium)  
Frank zappa (multiple times)  
Metallica (when they only had 'kill 'em all' out)  
Ted nugent  
The Ramones  
Cindy lauper  
Michael Schenker Group  
The Hooters  
Public enemy  
Blue Oyster Cult  
Yes  
Iron maiden  
Duran Duran  
Tribe called quest/de la soul  
Rolling Stones  
Big Daddy Kane  
Simon Townsend (Pete's brother)  
Van Halen (early 80s)  
Janet Jackson  
Judas priest  
Joan Jett  
Jungle brothers  
Alcatrazz  
Shania Twain (with my [then] 5 year old...her biggest fan)
bear: f'ing awesome mac I would love to have seen most of those shows
Hmm...
LowFlyingMule: Black Sabbath-Ronnie Dio lead singer  
Ozzy Osbourne  
Iron Maiden  
AC/DC-Brian Jones lead singer  
Van Halen-David Lee Roth  
Sammy Hagar-Solo  
Def Leppard  
Loverboy  
Huey Lewis and the News  
Asleep at the Wheel  
Willie Nelson  
Aerosmith  
Southern Culture on the Skids-numerous times  
BB King  
Kenny Wayne Shepherd  
Marshall Tucker Band  
Molly Hatchet and the less well known but similarly-named:  
Lizzy Borden  
Cherry Poppin' Daddys (swing band, great show people were swing dancing in the aisles)  
Charlie Daniels Band  
Paula Abdul (wife's b-day don't gimme any shit about it!)  
Journey  
George Thorogood and the Destroyers  
Junior Brown  
Georgia Satellites  
 
And a host of opening acts, hair bands, local nobodys and probably some I have forgotten.  
Not many...
Hugh2d2: but I grew up a long way from any major venues.  
 
Huey Lewis & the News  
Pearl Jam  
Motley Crue  
Poison  
Roger Waters  
Creed (hated it)  
Collective Soul (loved it)  
 
Probably some more I can't think of.
Hugh2d2: Oops...  
 
Forgot I saw Ozzy too.
LowFlyingMule: add Rush to my list..."hemisphere's" tour, i think.
LowFlyingMule: Scorpions, also.
.....
cornpone: fugazi  
fishbone  
pinback  
stereolab  
pj harvey  
tortoise  
pizzicato 5  
the moldy peaches  
man man  
the pharcyde  
ministry  
rhcp  
nirvana  
the pixies  
pink floyd  
a bunch of stupid hippy bands  
my bloody valentine  
primus  
a tribe called quest  
de la  
urban dance squad  
follow for now  
catpower  
blonde redhead  
firehose  
shudder to think  
sebadoh  
komeda  
belle and sebastion  
sonic youth  
mouse on mars  
smog  
the beastie boys  
HR  
digable planets  
lush  
the breeders  
yo la tengo  
combustible edison  
 
dozens more, that's all i can think of off the top of my head. i'm guessing couchdive probably has the longest list, fab's is probably pretty big as well.
cornpone: the goats  
soul coughing  
girls against boys  
new wet kojack  
the cardigans
cornpone: (after seeing fab's list)  
 
nashville pussy  
parliament  
luscious jackson  
smashing pumpkins  
 
cornpone: (more triggered by new comments)  
 
consolidated  
meat beat manifesto  
cypress hill  
man or astroman  
bitches with attitude(i think that's what they were called)
zomg
bozino: how the hell am I supposed to remember them all? you see, there was some, uh, substances involved back in the day.  
 
Stanley Jordan (jazz-fusion bass player)  
Frank Zappa - multiple times  
Grateful Dead - multiple times, and multiple variants - Bob Weir solo & with Ratdog, Phil & Friends, The Dead. Yes, I'm a dead head. Deal with it.  
Allman Brothers - multiple times  
The Outlaws  
Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen solo  
Santana  
Stevie Ray Vaughan  
U2 (Unforgettable Fire)  
The Police (Synchronicity)  
Yes  
Asia (I'm not proud)  
Genesis (Abacab)  
Sting solo  
General Public  
The Hooters  
George Winston  
Eddie Money  
Tom Petty  
The Replacements  
Dave Matthews Band  
Eric Clapton  
Widespread Panic - multiple times  
 
numerous bar bands, and probably another 20 I've forgotten.
bozino: oh yeah, Springsteen too. just once. which is odd 'cause I'm from Joisey. You from Joisey?
bozino: Robert Cray a few times too.
LowFlyingMule: "Yes, I'm a dead head. Deal with it."  
 
 
Dirty hippie...no wonder they hang around you.
cornpone: dirty filthy bozino.
geez
Fluffy:  
man, this involves mining a pretty fallow part of my memory...I'm including bands that most of you doubtless will never have heard of, and excluding a bunch of bands that I saw as part of my job and couldn't even remember the names of if I tried.  
 
Primus  
Jane's Addiction  
The Pixies  
Violent Femmes  
The Accused  
Social Distortion  
Calamity Jane  
Nirvana  
Butthole Surfers  
All (The Descendents)  
GWAR  
Sweaty Nipples  
TSOL  
GBH  
Hitting Birth  
The Melvins  
The Residents  
Dead Moon  
BB King  
George Thorogood (ugh)  
ZZ Top (ugh)  
The Monkees (double ugh)  
Country Joe and the Fish (please go ahead and kill me now)  
Zoviet France  
Einsturzende Neubauten  
Miranda Sex Garden  
Stoopid Chemists  
Supersuckers  
Neon Brown  
 
I know there's a lot more, but that's all I can think of.
Fluffy:  
oh yeah! reading through other people's lists, I was able to come up with:  
Public Enemy  
Cherry Poppin Daddies (during their unfortunate funk phase)  
Brian Setzer
Fluffy:  
oh yeah,  
 
I also saw Ween.  
and The Donnas.
bands
fabulon7: Too many to list. Here are some off the top of my head. Not all were by choice.  
 
Ween  
Melvins  
Sonic Youth  
Likehell  
Speedealer  
Anagram  
The Laughing Hyenas  
The Cows  
Primus  
Unsane  
Flaming Lips  
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion  
R.L. Burnside  
John Lee Hooker  
The Temptations  
GWAR  
The Cramps  
Honeymoon Suite  
Fishbone  
Red Hot Chilli Peppers  
Smashing Pumpkins  
Nashville Pussy  
Kittens  
Shallow, North Dakota  
Boredoms  
The Breeders  
The Pixies  
Parliament  
Smashing Pumpkins  
The Tragically Hip  
Mojo Nixon  
Dread Zeppelin  
Beastie Boys  
Luscious Jackson  
Scorn  
Pigface  
Dwarves  
Nebula  
Atomic Bitchwax  
L7  
Fu Manchu  
Clutch  
The Hives  
Huevos Rancheros  
Peelander-Z  
TRS 80  
 
And a thousand others.
fabulon7: After seeing cornpone/fluffy's lists, I am reminded of some things:  
 
Dayglo Abortions  
Einsturzende Neubauten  
Supersuckers  
Stereolab  
Tortoise  
Tribe Called Quest  
Girls Against Boys  
Shonen Knife  
Beck  
The Jesus Lizard
bear: I wonder if we were at the same suicidal shows, saw them at least once at the beacham and another time at eddie graham over on econ that's now torn down
bear: oops I totally meant this as a comment to squisheegirl my bad someone delete?
My List
Birdieguy: Rush - 6 times  
Metallica - 6 times  
Dream Theater - 4 times  
Godsmack - 3 times  
Staind - 3 times  
Tesla - 3 times  
Ozzy - 3 times (2 solo, 1 w/Sabbath)  
Queensryche - 3 times  
Van Halen - twice (both with Sammy)  
Rob Zombie - twice  
Chevelle - twice  
Iron Maiden - twice  
Breaking Benjamin - twice  
Scorpions  
Boston  
Motley Crue  
Bad Company  
System of a Down  
Pink Floyd  
Megadeth  
Guns 'n' Roses  
Faith No More  
Suicidal Tendencies  
Great White  
Cinderella  
White Lion  
Tangier  
Badlands  
Winger  
Flaw  
Static-X  
Hatebreed  
DragonForce  
Mudvayne  
Adema  
Joe Satriani  
Damageplan  
Frehley's Comet  
Vinny Vincent Invasion  
Flyleaf  
Lostprophets  
Cold  
POD  
Three Days Grace  
Stone Sour  
Alterbridge  
Killswitch Engage  
Creed  
Disturbed  
Drowning Pool  
Shinedown  
Alice 'n' Chains (post Staley)  
Avenged Sevenfold  
Candlebox  
Primus  
Into Eternity  
Redemption  
King's X  
Black Label Society  
Jackyl  
Whitesnake  
Our Lady Peace  
The Cult  
Infectious Grooves  
Joan Jett  
Tommy Shaw  
Steve Miller Band  
Mr. Big  
Fear Factory  
Symphony X  
Tantric  
Suicide Hook  
Joe Lynn Turner  
Lacuna Coil  
Pitbull Daycare  
Wicked Wisdom  
 
...That about does it! There are likely a few dozen opening acts that I can't remember or can't find in any lists.  
 
Biggest regrets never seeing live:  
1) Pantera  
2) Def Leppard  
3) Ozzy with Randy Rhodes  
4) Alice 'n' Chains with Lane Staley  
5) Ratt, Dio, Dokken, AC/DC.....
Birdieguy: EDIT...  
 
One omission: Crossfade  
 
And, Staind is now 4 times. I'll post pics tomorrow!
bear: wowo joe lynn turner! badass you still into him? great list btw
some more embarrasing than others...
librarianbarbie: Bryan Adams (see subject)  
Simple Minds  
u2  
Terence Trent D'arby (see subject)  
New Order  
Erasure  
the Cure  
10000 Maniacs  
Camper Van Beethoven  
Love and Rockets  
The Mission UK  
Public Image Limited  
808 State  
Jesus and Mary Chain  
Nine Inch Nails  
Meat Beat Manifesto  
Chris and Cosey  
Severed Heads  
MC 900 foot Jesus  
Consolidated  
Peter Murphy  
Indigo Girls a bunch of times  
Eurythmics  
Madonna  
Robert Plant (see subject)  
Sting (see subject)  
Jane's Addciton  
Front 242  
Alice in Chains  
Shawn Colvin  
Tool  
Toadies  
Reverned Horton Heat  
Butthole Surfers  
Sinead o'connor  
Sarah maclachlan  
Shakira  
Kid Rock (see subject)  
Vallejo  
Los Lonely Boys  
Brave Combo  
No Doubt  
Siouxsie and the Banshees  
The Cult