I love live music.

I love all music, really, but live music is especially fun for me.  In the summer of 2012, I wrote a blog post about concerts and live music, and talked about how many of my trips to new places started with a concert in that place.  In that post, I listed every band I had seen up until that point. Since then, I’ve moved it to this page and I’ve been regularly updating the list whenever I see a new band. 

What follows is that list – every concert I’ve seen (that I can recall), including some well-known comedians. I’m not including musicals, broadway or otherwise, but that would add a few dozen more names to the list. An asterisk (*) means I’ve seen them more than once.  And I’ve left off a great many hyperlocal bands and opening acts who were tremendously talented in their own right.

I’ve always thought you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to.  Judging by this list, I either have really good taste or a deep and fulfilling psychosis.

Anyway, here’s the list.

  1. A Flock of Seagulls
  2. a-ha
  3. The Aces
  4. ACTORS
  5. Air Supply
  6. The Alan Parsons Live Project
  7. All Hail The Silence
  8. Amy Allen
  9. Tori Amos*
  10. And One
  11. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
  12. Jax Anderson
  13. Animal Sun
  14. Apoptygma Berzerk
  15. Fiona Apple
  16. Arcade Fire
  17. Armors
  18. Augustana
  19. Aurora*
  20. The B-52s
  21. Bad Company
  22. Kelsea Ballerini
  23. Sara Bareilles
  24. Barenaked Ladies
  25. Baskery
  26. Bastille
  27. Bauhaus
  28. Bazzi
  29. The Beaches
  30. Em Beihold
  31. Bell Biv DeVoe
  32. Ben Folds Five
  33. Benee
  34. The Beths
  35. Betty Who
  36. Big Electric Cat
  37. The Birthday Massacre
  38. Lewis Black*
  39. Bishop Briggs
  40. Rebecca Black
  41. Black Eyed Peas
  42. Black Tape For A Blue Girl
  43. Bleachers
  44. The Blue Man Group*
  45. Book of Love*
  46. BOOTBLACKS
  47. Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young
  48. Boy Harsher
  49. Bobby Brown
  50. Jimmy Buffett
  51. Victoria Canal
  52. Capitol Steps*
  53. George Carlin*
  54. Carrot Top
  55. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  56. Peter Cetera
  57. Charli XCX
  58. Cheap Trick
  59. Eagle-Eye Cherry
  60. Chicago
  61. Christian Death
  62. CHVRCHES*
  63. Peter Cincotti
  64. Claud
  65. John Cleese and Eric Idle
  66. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic/The P-Funk All-Stars*
  67. Leonard Cohen and the Webb Sisters
  68. Paula Cole
  69. Alice Cooper
  70. David Copperfield
  71. Jonathan Coulton
  72. Counting Crows
  73. Samantha Crain
  74. The Cranberries
  75. Sheryl Crow
  76. The Crüxshadows
  77. Alan Cumming
  78. The Cure*
  79. The Cybertronic Spree
  80. Lucy Dacus
  81. Dixie D’Amelio
  82. The Dandy Warhols
  83. Sarah Darling with Julie Lavery
  84. Das Ich
  85. Morris Day and the Time
  86. Deadstar Assembly
  87. Def Leppard
  88. Niki DeMar
  89. Depeche Mode*
  90. De/Vision*
  91. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  92. Neil Diamond
  93. Ani DiFranco
  94. Dodie
  95. Thomas Dolby
  96. Dounia
  97. Eels
  98. Billie Eilish
  99. Erasure*
  100. Faith & The Muse*
  101. Samantha Fish
  102. The Fixx
  103. The Flaming Lips
  104. Flobots
  105. Florence + The Machine*
  106. Miya Folick
  107. David Foster
  108. Foo Fighters
  109. Franc Moody
  110. Freezepop
  111. Front 242*
  112. Funker Vogt
  113. Peter Gabriel
  114. Garbage
  115. Genesis
  116. Gin Blossoms
  117. Glasperlenspiel
  118. The Gothsicles
  1. Dana Gould
  2. Ellie Goulding*
  3. Green Day
  4. Griff
  5. Buddy Guy*
  6. Haim
  7. Half Waif
  8. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  9. Herbie Hancock
  10. Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (The Swell Season)
  11. Colin Hay*
  12. Hayseed Dixie
  13. The Head and the Heart
  14. Amy Helm
  15. H.E.R.
  16. Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone
  17. Jennifer Hudson
  18. Sarah Hubbard (with Flobots)
  19. Holly Humberstone
  20. Ichor
  21. Imperative Reaction
  22. Indigo Girls
  23. Information Society*
  24. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  25. Inhouse*
  26. Eddie Izzard*
  27. Hugh Jackman
  28. Jamaram
  29. Japanese Breakfast
  30. Jars Of Clay
  31. Carly Rae Jepsen
  32. Jesus and Mary Chain
  33. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  34. Eilen Jewell
  35. Billy Joel
  36. John 5
  37. Eric Johnson
  38. Jonas Brothers*
  39. Howard Jones*
  40. Tom Jones
  41. Journey
  42. Kansas
  43. Kelsy Karter
  44. Kesha
  45. K.Flay
  46. Amythyst Kiah
  47. B.B. King
  48. Elle King
  49. Emily King
  50. King Princess*
  51. Kool & The Gang*
  52. Korine
  53. Kraftwerk*
  54. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  55. Lady Antebellum
  56. Avril Lavigne
  57. Cyndi Lauper*
  58. Fran Lebowitz
  59. Legendary Pink Dots
  60. Toby Lightman
  61. Lightning Bug*
  62. Lights
  63. Dua Lipa
  64. Lisa Loeb*
  65. Rebecca Loebe*
  66. Lonestar
  67. Yo Yo Ma
  68. Ashley MacIsaac
  69. Machine Gun Kelly
  70. Bill Maher
  71. Malign
  72. Barry Manilow
  73. Aimee Mann
  74. Mannheim Steamroller
  75. Marian Hill
  76. Marilyn Manson
  77. Marina
  78. Martyr Complex
  79. Richard Marx
  80. Crys Matthews and Heather Mae
  81. Erin McKeown
  82. Sarah McLachlan
  83. Andrew McMahon
  84. Katharine McPhee (with David Foster)
  85. Tate McRae
  86. The Main Squeeze
  87. Meat Loaf
  88. Megan Thee Stallion
  89. Melotron
  90. Men Without Hats
  91. Idina Menzel
  92. Alice Merton
  93. Mesh
  94. The Midnight
  95. Midnight Oil
  96. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  97. Mika
  98. Donna Missal
  99. The Mission UK
  100. Anaïs Mitchell
  101. Monsta X
  102. Kailee Morgue
  103. Alanis Morissette*
  104. Muse
  105. Kacey Musgraves
  106. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  107. My Morning Jacket
  108. Nation of Language
  109. The National
  110. New Edition*
  111. Night Club
  112. Night Ranger
  113. Nine Inch Nails
  114. Lizzie No*
  115. Tig Notaro
  116. Gary Numan*
  117. The Nylons
  118. Winona Oak
  1. Billy Ocean*
  2. Oh Wonder
  3. Joy Oladokun
  4. John Oliver
  5. The Orchestra (feat. former members of ELO)
  6. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  7. Jeffrey Osborne
  8. Patton Oswalt
  9. Owl City*
  10. Panic! at the Disco*
  11. Paramore
  12. Luciano Pavarotti
  13. Orville Peck
  14. Pet Shop Boys*
  15. Bernadette Peters
  16. Maisie Peters
  17. Emo Phillips
  18. Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and special guest the von Trapps
  19. Pixies
  20. Poguetry (Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan of the Pogues) with the Lost Bayou Ramblers
  21. Poison
  22. Postmodern Jukebox
  23. Cat Power
  24. Primitive Radio Gods
  25. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  26. Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum
  27. Project Pitchfork*
  28. The Psychedelic Furs
  29. PVRIS
  30. Queen + Adam Lambert*
  31. Queensrÿche
  32. Randy Rainbow
  33. Rasputina
  34. Reed & Caroline
  35. REO Speedwagon
  36. Olivia Rodrigo
  37. Claire Rosincranz
  38. Royal & the Serpent
  39. Phoebe Ryan
  40. Bob Saget
  41. Lauren Sanderson
  42. Saweetie
  43. JP Saxe
  44. Seabound
  45. Anson Seabra
  46. Jerry Seinfeld
  47. Seraphim Shock
  48. Vonda Shepard
  49. Sia
  50. Sigrid
  51. Sigur Ros
  52. Ashlee Simpson
  53. Sisters Of Mercy
  54. Slip and the Spinouts
  55. Soul Survivors
  56. Sparks
  57. Rick Springfield
  58. Squeeze
  59. Squirrel Flower
  60. St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  61. St. Vincent
  62. Mavis Staples
  63. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  64. Skylar Stecker
  65. Sting
  66. Lindsey Stirling*
  67. Stomp*
  68. Straight No Chaser
  69. Styx*
  70. Sub Urban
  71. Joe Sumner
  72. Sunshine Blind
  73. Switchblade Symphony*
  74. Sylvan Esso
  75. Tag Team
  76. Tegan & Sara
  77. They Might Be Giants*
  78. Richard Thompson
  79. Tiffany
  80. tiLLie
  81. Pia Toscano (with David Foster)
  82. Toto
  83. Tenille Townes
  84. Meghan Trainor
  85. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  86. Transviolet
  87. Justin Trawick
  88. KT Tunstall
  89. U2
  90. Umphrey’s McGee
  91. Upsahl
  92. Midge Ure
  93. Suzanne Vega
  94. Jackie Venson
  95. Tai Verdes
  96. VÉRITÉ
  97. Adia Victoria
  98. The Village People*
  99. Violent Femmes
  100. VNV Nation*
  101. Aurelio Voltaire*
  102. The Wailers
  103. Walk The Moon
  104. Wallflowers
  105. Wang Chung
  106. John Waters
  107. Weezer
  108. Welle:Erdball
  109. The Who
  110. Mark Wills
  111. Charlie Wilson
  112. Winger
  113. WINGTIPS
  114. Weird Al Yankovic*
  115. Brett Young