Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2017 Shows

As usual, for the shows I've attended, I'll list the bands I saw. If I didn't list an opening band, it's because I didn't see them. 

All shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.


2/10 - Paul Cauthen, Cody Jinks
3/23 - The Growlers
4/9 - Radiohead
4/11 - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

4/16 - Russian Circles, Eagles of Death Metal, Mastodon
4/18 - JEL, The Avalanches (San Francisco, CA)
4/26 - Anthrax
4/27 - Zappa Plays Zappa

4/29 - S. Carey, American Football (Minneapolis, MN)
5/1 - Vulfpeck (Minneapolis, MN)

5/28 - Yngwie Malmsteen (San Diego, CA)
6/4 - Holy Sons, Mountain Goats
6/13 - Qrixkuor, Blood Incantation
6/17 - Tool (George, WA)

6/21 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
6/24 - Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney, Animal Collective (Santa Ana, CA)
6/29 - Ryan Adams

6/30 - Stephen Malkmus (DJ Set), Animal Collective
7/6 - He Whose Ox Is Gored, Helms Alee, Mutoid Man (Seattle, WA)
7/12 - Glasys, The Avalanches

7/14 - The Revolution
7/22 - Portugal. The Man
8/2 - Green Day

8/12 - Clutch, Primus
8/25 - Huey Lewis & the News
8/26 - Iggy Pop (Project Pabst/MusicFestNW)
8/27 - San Fermin, Spoon, Nas, Beck (Project Pabst/MusicFestNW)

9/1 - Watsky, Flume, Flo Rida, Die Antwoord (Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA)
9/2 - Con Brio, Junius Meyvant, Weezer, Conor Oberst, Lorde (Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA)
9/3 - Red Fang, Solange, Spoon, Odesza (Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA)
9/8 - Guns N' Roses (San Antonio, TX)
9/9 - Sturgill Simpson (Austin, TX)
9/18 - Vince Staples, Gorillaz (Detroit, MI)
9/21 - Roger Waters (Cleveland, OH)
9/22 - Animal Collective (Pygmalion Music Festival, Champaign, IL)
9/23 - Ride
9/24 - Television

10/23 - Depeche Mode
10/24 - Broken Social Scene
10/26 - Slowdive
11/1 - Chelsea Wolfe
11/2 - Death Grips, Ministry

11/6 - Blanck Mass

2017 Upcoming Shows:

11/10 - Alejandro Escovedo
11/11 - Elbow
11/15 - Our Lady Peace
11/27 - The National
11/30 - Pixies
12/1 - Pixies
12/2 - A Perfect Circle
12/11 - War On Drugs
12/15 - Barr Brothers
1/14 - Wolf Parade
1/20 - St. Vincent
1/26 - Queens of the Stone Age
2/24 - Mike Doughty

My Top 50 Albums of 2016

I listened to 109 2016 releases. Here is my top 50:

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
2. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nanogan Infinity
3. The Growlers - City Club
4. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
5. David Bowie - Black Star
6. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
7. Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool
8. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
9. Animal Collective - Painting With
10. Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
11. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
12. Avalanches - Wildflower
13. Yeasayer - Amen & Goodbye
14. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
15. Eluvium - False Readings On
16. Kanye West - Life of Pablo
17. Preoccupations - Preoccupations
18. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
19. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
20. YG - Still Brazy
21. Drive-By Truckers - American Band
22. Adele - 25
23. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
24. KAYTRANADA - 99.9%
25. Diarrhea Planet - Turn To Gold
26. Autolux - Pussy's Dead
27. ANOHNI - HOPELESSNESS
28. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
29. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
30. Russian Circles - Guidence
31. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
32. Kevin Morby - Singing Song
33. Anderson Paak - Malibu
34. Dean Ween Group - The Deaner Album
35. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostom - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine'
36. Weezer - Weezer (White Album)
37. Deaken - Sleep Cycle
38. Mitski - Puberty 2
39. Okkervil River - Away
40. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...
41. Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
42. Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
43. Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum
44. Drake - Views
45. Noname - Telefone
46. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
47. Crystal Castles - Amnesty
48. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
49. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
50. Wild Nothing - Life of Pause

Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 Shows

Another new year of music. At this point, I'm OCD tracking acts I've seen. For the shows I've attended, I'll list the bands I saw. If I didn't list an opening band, it's because I didn't see them. 

All shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.

2016 Shows:

1/6 - Patti Smith
1/18 - Langhorne Slim

1/31 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
2/1 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3/4 - Ratking, Animal Collective (Seattle, WA)
3/5 - Animal Collective

3/17 - Breaking Benjamin
3/20 - Slayer
3/22 - Bruce Springsteen

3/29 - Iggy Pop/Josh Homme
4/11 - Iron Maiden (Tacoma, WA)
4/12 - The Residents 
4/15 - Paul McCartney
4/16 - Anderson Paak
4/17 - Parov Stelar
4/23 - Black Mountain
4/25 - M83
4/26 - M83
5/18 - Andrew Bird
5/25 - Mac DeMarco
5/27 - Telekinesis, Oh Wonder, Bayonne, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Andra Day, Vince Staples, Wolf Alice, Yeasayer, Disclosure, Chet Faker (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/28 - Tamaryn, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lord Huron, M. Ward, Digable Planets, Shannon & the Clams, M83, Preoccupations, Vic Mensa, Major Lazer, Tycho (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/29 - Deep Sea Diver, Fauna Shade, Autolux, Wimps, Savages, Tacocat, Yo La Tengo, Leon Bridges (acoustic set), Mac DeMarco, Alabama Shakes, Allen Stone, The Cure, Big Grams (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/30 - Borns, Titus Andronicus, Grimes, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Florence & the Machine, Caribou, Jamie XX (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)

6/22 - Gaythiest, The Pack A.D.
7/23 - Hollywood Vampires (Jacksonville, OR)
8/10 - Jackson Browne (Troutdale, OR)
8/12 - Guns N' Roses (Seattle, WA)
8/31 - Russian Circles
9/1 - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Father John Misty

9/4 - Wilco
9/13 - Black Sabbath
9/21 - Sigur Ros
10/2 - Pennywise
10/7 - Brian Wilson
10/24 - Opeth
11/2 - NOFX
11/25 - Car Seat Headrest

My Top 50 Albums of 2015

I listened to 91 2015 releases. Here is my top 50:

1. Lord Huron - Strange Trails
2. Titus Andronicas - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
3. Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
4. Jamie xx - In Colour
5. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
6. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
7. Battles - La Di Da Di
8. Deafheaven - New Bermuda
9. Grimes - Art Angles
10. Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School
11. Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh
12. Miguel - Wildheart
13. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
14. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
15. Destroyer - Poison Season
16. BORNS - Dopamine
17. Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Going Down
18. Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer
19. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
20. Built To Spill - Untethered Moon
21. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
22. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
23. Kamasi Washington - The Epic
24. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
25. Tame Impala - Currents
26. Beach House - Depression Cherry
27. The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ
28. Jeremih - Late Nights: The Album
29. Florence + the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
30. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
31. Chelsea Wolf - Abyss
32. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
33. King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard - Paper Mache Dream
34. Chvrches - Every Open Eye
35. Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor
36. Baroness - Purple
37. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
38. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
39. Jose Gonzalez - Vestiges & Claws
40. Four Tet - Morning / Evening
41. Best Coast - California Nights
42. Swerverdriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You
43. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
44. Blur - The Magic Whip
45. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
46. Thundercat - The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
47. Bjork - Vulnicura
48. Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves
49. Floating Points - Alaena
50. Wilco - Star Wars

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pre-2010 Shows (A Long Work In Progress)

Returning from my sixth Godspeed You! Black Emporer show, I'm reminded of a task I've been meaning to do for several years. I've meticulously kept track of every band I've seen since 2009, so I've always wanted to document every band I've seen prior. The great thing about GY!BE shows is when they aren't blowing your face off with heavy riffs and drums, the nostalgic imagary in the background conjurs up memories of your youth. They are experts at tugging at your emotions, which is why I routinely see people crying their eyes out at their shows. Tonight made me think of all the shows I've experienced as a younger man. Life has been moving at 98 miles per hour for the past five years, and has slowed down to a manageable 62, so I have time now I didn't have before.

Luckily I grew up in a city lacking live music. My college days were the same. It's the main reason I moved to Portland after graduating, because I needed more live music in my life. I was also so broke until my late twenties, that I hadn't attended a large amount of live music events. My first four years in Portland, I don't think I attended more than one show! Therefore, this shouldn't be too tough to document.

I'll rely on my fantastic memory for the acts I've seen, and google for the dates. Eventually I'll dig through my pile of ticket stubs to fill in the blanks. This is a work in progress that might never be completed. For those of you who randomly still follow this blog (stalkers!), you might find some of these hilarious, or unequivalently awesome. Either way, this is more for me. Bookkeeping if you will. As always, all shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.

7/17/1992Boyz II Men, MC Hammer (Anchorage, AK)

5/19/1995 - Foreigner (Anchorage, AK)
7/11/1995 - Blues Traveler (Anchorage, AK)
3/19/1996 - White Zombie (Anchorage, AK)
4/26/1996 - Jawbreaker, Ween, Foo Fighters (Pullman, WA)

4/28/1996 - No Doubt, Goo Goo Dolls, Bush (Spokane, WA)
9/6/97 - Santana (George, WA)
10/1/1997 - Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Moscow, ID)
6/26/1999 - Melvins (Seattle, WA)
6/30/2000 - Roger Waters (George, WA)
11/5/2001 - Tricky, Tool (Spokane, WA)
9/1/2004 - Prince
5/29/2005 - Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Modest Mouse, Pixies (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
9/20/2005 - Wolf Parade, Arcade Fire

8/25/2007 - Incubus, Modest Mouse (Download Festival - George, WA)
9/24/2007 - LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire (Seattle, WA)
4/21/2008 - Fuck Buttons, Caribou

Friday, July 24, 2015

Set List: Built To Spill

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, July 24th, 2015
 
1. The Plan
2. Living Zoo
3. You Were Right
4. Never Be the Same
5. Liar
6. Pat
7. Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
8. Else
9. The Weather
10. Joyride
11. So
12. Carry the Zero
13. Orion (Metallica cover)
14. Goin' Against Your Mind

Encore:
15. Kicked it in the Sun
16. Big Dipper
17. Stab


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Set List: Built To Spill

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2015
 
1. Randy Described Eternity
2. Time Trap
3. Living Zoo

4. On the Way
5. Slurf Song (Michael Hurley cover) 
6. Traces
7. Trimmed and Burning
8. The Wait
9. Life's A Dream
10. Distopian Dream Girl
11. In the Morning
12. Never Be the Same
13. Conventional Wisdom

Encore:
14. So
15. Made-Up Dreams
16. Velvet Waltz