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. Astari Night
  19. Rick Astley
  20. Augustana
  21. Aurora*
  22. The B-52s
  23. Bad Company
  24. Kelsea Ballerini
  25. Julien Baker
  26. Sara Bareilles
  27. Barenaked Ladies
  28. Baskery
  29. Bastille
  30. Bauhaus
  31. Bazzi
  32. The Beaches*
  33. The Beat (a.k.a. The English Beat)
  34. Em Beihold
  35. Bell Biv DeVoe
  36. Ben Folds Five
  37. Benee
  38. The Beths
  39. Betty Who
  40. Big Electric Cat
  41. The Birthday Massacre
  42. Lewis Black*
  43. Black Rose Burning
  44. Blanks
  45. Blondie
  46. Blood Red Shoes
  47. Bishop Briggs
  48. Rebecca Black
  49. Black Eyed Peas
  50. Black Tape For A Blue Girl
  51. Bleachers
  52. The Blue Man Group*
  53. Rachel Bochner
  54. Book of Love*
  55. BOOTBLACKS
  56. Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young
  57. Boy Harsher
  58. Bobby Brown
  59. Jimmy Buffett
  60. Victoria Canal
  61. Capitol Steps*
  62. Brandi Carlile
  63. George Carlin*
  64. Carrot Top
  65. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  66. Peter Cetera
  67. The Chameleons
  68. Charli XCX
  69. Cheap Trick
  70. Eagle-Eye Cherry
  71. Chicago
  72. Christian Death
  73. CHVRCHES*
  74. Peter Cincotti
  75. Claud
  76. John Cleese and Eric Idle
  77. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic/The P-Funk All-Stars*
  78. Leonard Cohen and the Webb Sisters
  79. Cold Cave
  80. Cece Coakley
  81. Paula Cole
  82. Alice Cooper
  83. David Copperfield
  84. Jonathan Coulton
  85. Counting Crows
  86. Samantha Crain
  87. The Cranberries
  88. Sheryl Crow
  89. The Crüxshadows
  90. Alan Cumming
  91. The Cure*
  92. The Cybertronic Spree
  93. Noah Cyrus
  94. Lucy Dacus
  95. Dixie D’Amelio
  96. The Damned
  97. The Dandy Warhols
  98. Sarah Darling with Julie Lavery
  99. Das Ich
  100. Morris Day and the Time
  101. Deadstar Assembly
  102. El DeBarge
  103. Def Leppard
  104. Niki DeMar
  105. Blu DeTiger
  106. Depeche Mode*
  107. De/Vision*
  108. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  109. Neil Diamond
  110. Ani DiFranco
  111. Dodie
  112. Thomas Dolby
  113. The Dollyrots
  114. Dounia
  115. Duran Duran
  116. Echo & The Bunnymen
  117. Eels
  118. Billie Eilish
  119. Electric Hellfire Club
  120. En Vogue
  121. Erasure*
  122. Gloria Estefan
  123. Faith & The Muse*
  124. Samantha Fish
  125. The Fixx
  126. The Flaming Lips
  127. Flobots
  128. Florence + The Machine*
  129. Miya Folick
  130. David Foster
  131. Foo Fighters
  132. Franc Moody
  133. Freezepop
  134. Daði Freyr
  135. Front 242*
  136. Funker Vogt
  137. Peter Gabriel
  138. Garbage
  139. Genesis
  140. Boy George & Culture Club
  141. Gin Blossoms
  142. Glasperlenspiel
  143. Glass Apple Bonzai
  144. The Gothsicles
  145. Dana Gould
  146. Ellie Goulding*
  147. Andy Grammer
  148. Green Day
  149. Griff
  150. Buddy Guy*
  151. Haim
  152. Half Waif
  153. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  1. Hallowed Hearts
  2. Herbie Hancock
  3. Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (The Swell Season)
  4. Colin Hay*
  5. Hayseed Dixie
  6. The Head and the Heart
  7. Amy Helm
  8. H.E.R.
  9. Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone
  10. Hotel Fiction
  11. Jennifer Hudson
  12. Sarah Hubbard (with Flobots)
  13. Holly Humberstone
  14. Ichor
  15. Imperative Reaction
  16. Indigo Girls*
  17. Information Society*
  18. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  19. Inhouse*
  20. The Iris Bell
  21. Eddie Izzard*
  22. Hugh Jackman
  23. Jamaram
  24. Japanese Breakfast
  25. Jars Of Clay
  26. Carly Rae Jepsen*
  27. Jesus and Mary Chain
  28. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  29. Eilen Jewell
  30. Billy Joel
  31. John 5
  32. Sir Elton John
  33. Eric Johnson
  34. Jonas Brothers*
  35. Howard Jones*
  36. Tom Jones
  37. Journey
  38. Kælan Mikla
  39. Kanga
  40. Kansas
  41. Kelsy Karter
  42. Zoë Keating
  43. Kesha
  44. K.Flay
  45. Amythyst Kiah*
  46. The Killers
  47. B.B. King
  48. Elle King
  49. Emily King
  50. King Princess*
  51. Kite
  52. Gladys Knight
  53. Kool & The Gang*
  54. Korine
  55. Kraftwerk*
  56. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  57. Lady Antebellum
  58. Lady Gaga
  59. Latto
  60. Avril Lavigne
  61. Cyndi Lauper*
  62. Leathers
  63. Fran Lebowitz
  64. Legendary Pink Dots*
  65. Let’s Eat Grandma
  66. Toby Lightman
  67. Lightning Bug*
  68. Lights
  69. Lil Nas X
  70. Dua Lipa
  71. Lissie
  72. Lizzo
  73. Lisa Loeb*
  74. Rebecca Loebe*
  75. Lonestar
  76. The Long Losts
  77. Lorde
  78. Demi Lovato
  79. Yo Yo Ma
  80. Mac Sabbath
  81. Ashley MacIsaac
  82. Machine Gun Kelly
  83. Bill Maher
  84. Malign
  85. MALINDA
  86. Manic Street Preachers
  87. Barry Manilow
  88. Aimee Mann
  89. Mannheim Steamroller
  90. Marian Hill
  91. Marilyn Manson
  92. Marina
  93. Johnny Marr
  94. Steve Martin (with Martin Short)
  95. Martyr Complex
  96. Richard Marx
  97. Crys Matthews and Heather Mae
  98. Lizzy McAlpine
  99. Erin McKeown
  100. Sarah McLachlan
  101. Andrew McMahon
  102. Katharine McPhee (with David Foster)
  103. Tate McRae
  104. The Main Squeeze
  105. Meat Loaf
  106. Megan Thee Stallion
  107. Melotron
  108. Men Without Hats
  109. Idina Menzel
  110. Alice Merton
  111. Mesh
  112. The Midnight
  113. Midnight Oil
  114. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  115. Mika
  116. Donna Missal
  117. The Mission UK
  118. Anaïs Mitchell
  119. Monsta X
  120. Kailee Morgue
  121. Alanis Morissette*
  122. Muse
  123. Kacey Musgraves
  124. My Chemical Romance
  125. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  126. My Morning Jacket
  127. Nation of Language*
  128. The National
  129. New Edition*
  130. New Kids on the Block
  131. New Order
  132. Wayne Newton
  133. Night Club*
  134. Night Ranger
  135. Nine Inch Nails
  136. Ninja Sex Party
  137. Lizzie No*
  138. Tig Notaro
  139. Gary Numan*
  140. Nuovo Testamento
  141. The Nylons
  142. Winona Oak
  143. Paul Oakenfold
  144. Billy Ocean*
  145. Oh Wonder
  146. The O’Jays
  147. Joy Oladokun
  148. John Oliver
  149. Angel Olsen
  150. The Orchestra (feat. former members of ELO)
  151. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  1. Jeffrey Osborne
  2. Patton Oswalt
  3. Owl City*
  4. Panic! at the Disco*
  5. Paramore
  6. The Paranoyds
  7. Luciano Pavarotti
  8. Orville Peck
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Pet Shop Boys*
  11. Bernadette Peters
  12. Maisie Peters
  13. Emo Phillips*
  14. Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and special guest the von Trapps
  15. Pixies
  16. Poguetry (Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan of the Pogues) with the Lost Bayou Ramblers
  17. Poison
  18. Caroline Polachek
  19. Portion Control
  20. Post Malone
  21. Postmodern Jukebox
  22. Sarah Potenza with Katie Kadan
  23. Cat Power
  24. Mary Prankster
  25. Primitive Radio Gods
  26. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  27. Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum*
  28. Project Pitchfork*
  29. The Psychedelic Furs*
  30. Puscifer
  31. PVRIS
  32. Queen + Adam Lambert*
  33. Queensrÿche
  34. Randy Rainbow
  35. Rasputina
  36. Reed & Caroline
  37. Rein
  38. REO Speedwagon
  39. Revolting Cocks
  40. Roddy Ricch
  41. Nile Rodgers & Chic
  42. Olivia Rodrigo
  43. Maggie Rose
  44. Claire Rosincranz
  45. Roxy Music
  46. Royal & the Serpent*
  47. Allison Russell
  48. Phoebe Ryan
  49. Bob Saget
  50. Salt ‘N Pepa
  51. Lauren Sanderson
  52. Rina Sawayama
  53. Saweetie
  54. Sawyer
  55. JP Saxe
  56. Seabound
  57. Anson Seabra
  58. Jerry Seinfeld
  59. Seraphim Shock
  60. Paul Shaffer
  61. She Wants Revenge
  62. Vonda Shepard
  63. Ships in the Night
  64. Martin Short (with Steve Martin)
  65. Sia
  66. Sigrid*
  67. Sigur Ros
  68. Ashlee Simpson
  69. Sisters Of Mercy
  70. Slip and the Spinouts
  71. Sasha Alex Sloan
  72. The Smile
  73. The Soft Moon
  74. Solar Fake
  75. Soul Survivors
  76. Sparks
  77. Rick Springfield
  78. Squeeze
  79. Squirrel Flower
  80. St. Lucia
  81. St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  82. St. Vincent*
  83. Mavis Staples
  84. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  85. Skylar Stecker
  86. The Steep Canyon Rangers (with Steve Martin)
  87. Sting
  88. Lindsey Stirling*
  89. Stomp*
  90. Joss Stone
  91. Straight No Chaser
  92. Tove Styrke
  93. Styx* (both with and without Dennis DeYoung)
  94. Sub-Radio
  95. Sub Urban
  96. Suede (a.k.a. The London Suede)
  97. Joe Sumner
  98. Sunshine Blind
  99. Switchblade Symphony*
  100. Sylvan Esso
  101. Tag Team
  102. Tchotchke
  103. Tegan & Sara
  104. Then Comes Silence
  105. They Might Be Giants*
  106. Richard Thompson
  107. Tiffany
  108. tiLLie
  109. Pia Toscano (with David Foster)
  110. Toto
  111. Tenille Townes
  112. Meghan Trainor
  113. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  114. Transviolet
  115. Justin Trawick
  116. KT Tunstall
  117. Shania Twain
  118. U2
  119. Umphrey’s McGee
  120. Upsahl
  121. Midge Ure*
  122. Sharon Van Etten
  123. Suzanne Vega
  124. Jackie Venson
  125. Tai Verdes
  126. VÉRITÉ
  127. Adia Victoria
  128. The Village People*
  129. Violent Femmes
  130. VNV Nation*
  131. Aurelio Voltaire*
  132. The Wailers
  133. Walk The Moon
  134. Wallflowers
  135. Wang Chung
  136. Waterparks
  137. John Waters
  138. Roger Waters
  139. Weezer
  140. Welle:Erdball
  141. The Who
  142. Mark Wills
  143. Charlie Wilson
  144. Winger
  145. WINGTIPS
  146. Weird Al Yankovic*
  147. Yes
  148. Brett Young