September 19, 2011

Live Music

The name of this post works both ways - you can call it "live music" (pronounced 'lyve'), or "live music (pronounced 'liv').


Only recently have I gotten into seeing concerts. I've seen a few here and over the years, but recently I saw Green Day @ Scotiabank Place on their American Idiot tour. A few years after that, I saw Foo Fighters at the same venue, in support of "Echoes Silence Patience & Grace." Then, last year, I got the Bluesfest festival pass and saw numerous bands.

                                                   Then the lineup came this year, and I only wanted to see two acts: Soundgarden (yes, they're back if you didn't know), and the Black Keys. The big act I wanted to see was Pearl Jam.

I'd only gotten into the band about 2-3 years ago. I always liked their stuff, but not enough to consider myself a fan. Anyway, I had tried to get tickets but it was pretty much sold out. Then, the crazy part happened - I won a pair in a draw from a radio station! Not only would I see Pearl Jam live, but it would be on their 20th anniversary tour, in 100 lvl (300 is considered nosebleeds) AND for free! Needless to say I was very excited.

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I've seen them, so now I'm quite happy concert-wise. Not many people can say they've seen both Pearl Jam & Soundgarden perform in the same year, and less than $100! However, there's a bunch of bands I'd love to see who I've never seen perform live yet. I'm kicking myself for missing Coldplay the THREE times they've come here. With their new album coming up, hopefully I'll be able to catch them on tour...Also, the time that U2's server crashed for the online tickets.... Without further ado, the ads I'd love to see, either their own acts, or as part of Bluesfest (the ones I'm naming never played at Bluesfest yet. Check out some of the acts I listed.)

Going for variety here...

(anything red is an act I'd see their own show)


Angels & Airwaves
ACDC
Beady Eye
Eric Clapton
Alice in Chains
Black Crows
The Bravery
Coldplay
Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam)
Foo Fighters (seen on “Echoes” tour)
Green Day (seen on “American Idiot” tour)

The Killers
Kings of Leon
Matchbox Twenty
Muse
Neverending White Lights
David Glimour (from Pink Floyd)
Porcupine Tree
Red Hot Chili Peppers
U2
Paul McCartney
Beck
Blackfield
Bloc Party
Blue October
Bruce Springsteen (either himself, or with the E Street Band)
Daughtry
Dandy Warhols
Keane
Dave Matthews Band
David Cook
The Eels
Evanescence
Jet
John Mayer
Sugarland
Matt Pond PA
Paramore
Pearl Jam (seen on “PJ20” tour)
Phantom Planet
Them Crooked Vultures
Raconteurs
Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
Ryan Adams
Smashing Pumpkins
Snow Patrol
Sugarland
Three Doors Down
Peter Gabriel
Tom Petty
Wolfmother
Dragonette
Incubus
The Doves
Neil Young
Alexi Murdoch
Collective Soul
Band of Skulls
Anya Marina
Vampire Weekend
Band of Horses
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Court Yard Hounds
Lenny Kravitz
Spoon
Andrew Bird
Jakob Dylan
Don Henley
Wilco
Broken Bells
Van Halen
Slash
Noel Gallagher
Radiohead
Thom Yorke (of Radiohead)
Prince
R.E.M
The Virgins
KT Tunstall
John Mellencamp
Moody Blues
Journey
Steve Perry
Jethro Tull
Styx
Deep Purple
Supertramp
Trooper
Sass Jordan
Bush
Cranberries
Rage Against the Machine
Scorpions
Hugh Laurie
Mute Math
Slayer
NOFX
Florence & the Machine
Primus
Staind
Seether
Colin James
Flyleaf
ZZ Top
Finger 11
Stone Sour
Melvins
Thrice
Alice Cooper
The Vines







 

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