Fifty and then some

So dchud demonstrated the right way to publish the list of shows you’ve seen, which I’d been dwelling on since Genie hit me on That Site I Hate with the recent meme.

Now I regret not having kept better track of dates and venues, and I wonder what shows I’ve forgotten altogether. Stream-of-consciousness order, not chronological or priority, wheat and chaff alike. Nothing I don’t remember seeing (and hopefully nothing I remember but didn’t actually see).

High School, embryonic

  • Eric Clapton
  • The Who
  • Rush

College, curious

  • Primus/Fishbone
  • Guns n’ Roses
  • Faith No More
  • Allman Brothers
  • Stanley Jordan
  • Velocity Girl
  • Shudder To Think x2
  • Aleka’s Attic
  • Matthew Sweet x2
  • Mekons
  • Obituary
  • Fugazi
  • Seaweed
  • Archers of Loaf
  • William Hooker
  • Sugar
  • Belly
  • Lollapalooza ’91: Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Living Colour, Butthole Surfers, Fishbone, Henry Rollins
  • Lollapalooza ’92: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Ministry
  • Lollapalooza ’93: Primus, Fishbone, I have no idea what the hell else
  • WHFStival ’93: Matthew Sweet, Belly, Velocity Girl, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Young adulthood, voracious

  • Fugazi (maybe a dozen more times?)
  • Dismemberment Plan (probably a dozen)
  • Jawbox (five or six?)
  • Burning Airlines (also five or six)
  • Stereolab (x4)
  • The Make-Up (x3 or 4)
  • Blond Redhead (x 3 or 4)
  • Superchunk (x 3 or 4)
  • Bob Mould (x3 or 4, plus one as Bob Mould Band w/Archers of Loaf)
  • Low (x 3 or 4)
  • Yo La Tengo (x 4)
  • Prince (x 3)
  • Polvo (x 2 or 3)
  • Matthew Sweet (x 2 or 3)
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor! x2
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (x 3)
  • Mr. Bungle x 2
  • Hot Snakes x2
  • Trans Am (x2)
  • June of ’44 (x2)
  • Dirty Three x 2
  • Shellac
  • Air Miami/Tuscadero
  • Faraquet
  • For Carnation/Storm and Stress
  • Pavement/Silkworm
  • The Ex
  • Butter 08
  • Tortoise + Oval
  • Pan Sonic
  • Orbital
  • Bill Frisell
  • R.E.M.
  • Ted Leo
  • Jenny Toomey
  • Sunny Day Real Estate/No Knife
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • Kerosene 454
  • Rocket From The Crypt
  • Tindersticks (w/Elliot Smith, at least I think that was that show)
  • Spinanes
  • Mark Robinson/Phil Krauth
  • New Pornographers
  • Wire
  • Arlington’s Indie Rock Flea Market ’94, ’95: Eggs, Edsel, …?

Post-kids: old, jaded and lazy

  • Touch & Go 25: Shellac, Big Black, Scratch Acid, Monorchid, The Ex, The New Year, Pinback, !!!, Seam, Calexico
  • Boredoms
  • Tim Berne’s Bloodcount
  • Mary Timony/Medications
  • Akron/Family (x3)
  • Mastodon
  • Shellac (x2)
  • Gojira

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2 Responses to “Fifty and then some”

  1. Dan Chudnov

    Lollapalalolla 1992! Aye, those were, um, days.

    Bummer, though, that Cafe Tacvba was there and I missed ’em (according to this random site). Fifteen years from “first was at/near show” to “first pumped up listens on last.fm” must be my personal record.

  2. Andy

    I kind of wish I’d seen the Mekons about 15 years later than I did. Much like college, that show was wasted on the young.


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