Friday, January 25, 2008

A Comprehensive List

I am now going to attempt the almost impossible. I am going to reach back into my memory and try to remember every live show I've ever seen.

Some of these names are well known. Others you will have to trust me that they exist and that I've seen them perform.

The 1980's list is primarily from Rhode Island clubs and the outdoor arena Great Woods in Massachusetts. The 1990's is that list as well plus 6 years of NYC showgoing. I will keep coming back to this list and adding names. If you've been to a show with me that I've forgotten, please let me know.

Time Period: 1980's

The Fixx
The Outfield
Squeeze
Romeo Void
Steveie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Shithaus
Pussy Galore
That'll Learn Ya
Two Guys and Another Guy
7Seconds
Circle Jerks
Verbal Assault
Violent Femmes
The Replacements
Husker Du
The Ramones
UB40
U2
The B-52's
Del Amitri
Stevie Nicks
Jungle Dogs
Neutral Nation
Elvis Costello
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Oingo Boingo
Blues Traveler
Sugar
The Goats
G. Love and Special Sauce
Bob Mould
59 Teeth
fishbone
All
Billy Bragg
Coat of Arms
Plan 9
Neil Finn
Simply Red
Level 42
Indigo Girls
The Hooters

Time Period: 1990's

Sonic Youth
Superbug
Backwash
Neo 90's Dance Band
Jeff Buckley
Morphine
Paul Westerberg
Prince
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Henry Rollins Band
Guns 'n Roses
Faith No More
Soundgarden
The Saints
The Blake Babies
Buffalo Tom
Emmitt Swimming
King's X
Combustible Edison
Barnyard Playboys
The Candy Butchers
The Samples
Andre Williams
Pat McCurdy
Fugazi
Mono Puff
They Might Be Giants
David Gray
Beastie Boys
Smashing Pumpkins
Primus
A Tribe Called Quest
Alice In Chains
Dr. Mars
Viva
Jack Logan and Liquor Cabinet
Rasputina
The Cure
Nine
Luscious Jackson
Hellmen
Spacehog
Sister Hazel
Rev. Horton Heat
Doc Watson
CoCo Cohen
The October Project
Jim Farmer
Dinosaur Jr.
Arrested Development
Tool
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
The Breeders
American Music Club
Medicine Ball
The Two Dollar Pistols
The Smoking Jackets

2000's

Weezer
Big Mondays
Superdrag
Shark
Radiohead
Rolling Stones
The Lemonheads
Rufus Wainwright
Tori Amos
The Roots
The Klaxons
Willie Nelson
Rage Against the Machine
Rob Wasserman
10th Planet
Queens of the Stone Age
The Pixies
The National
Broken Remotes
Biirdie
Cold War Kids
Eyes Adrift
Luna
Throwing Muses
Liz Phair
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Barenaked Ladies
Guided by Voices
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Dance Hall Crashers
Elemenopy
Dan Zanes
Sparklehorse
Cake
The Goodies
Huge
Marah
John Williams
Rachel Sage
Wiley
Wheat
Blackmarket
The Realistics
Missy
Jen DeMartino Fugazi Tribute Band
Quincy
Goldspot
Joe Firstman
The Bennett Cale Project
Jay Nash
Neurotic City
Reign for Rent
Manu Chao
Paul McCartney

3 comments:

larryjclarke said...

OK THAT LIST IS....OUT OF CONTROL...I THINK THERE IS A BOOK HERE SOMEWHERE...obviously a well of history stored up inside you of INCREDIBLE muscial history...but but......but, I'm still trying to get over that Midnight Run is DeNiro's greatest movie...blogment....yeee.....yee...tickeled the keys a little too fast methinks...don't get me wrong I lllooveeed MR...i think it is Grodin's greeatest movie...but DeNIro???....i don't think ssoooo..



did you forget about a little indie flick, that not many people have heard of...got a little lost in the shuffle but some say...



that it might be the greatest american movie EVER?




ever....??? think about that...ever is a loooong time...


G. F. 2....??? huh? HUH?..... now you feel bad don't you little mr. blogger...one way convo...write till you drop...so nobody interupts....yeah, that's right...i got your number.....

Brendan O'Malley said...

Ah, grasshopper, if you look closely, you will see that I did not say it was DeNiro's greatest movie. I merely said it would be the one I would show if I had to show one.

King of Comedy, GF2, Raging Bull, holy shite.

But Midnight Run to me...he dominates and also completely cedes the spotlight to Grodin. A different actor might have been threatened by what Grodin was doing, thinking it schlocky or upstage-y. But DeNiro just went with it.

Awesome.

jean said...

hey - doesn't sugar count as the 90s? also, you forgot siobhan o'malley
and the jungle dogs...