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)

Upcoming 2016 Shows:

8/10 - Jackson Browne (Troutdale, OR)
8/12 - Guns N' Roses (Seattle, WA)
9/1 - Father John Misty
9/4 - Wilco
9/13 - Black Sabbath
10/2 - Pennywise
10/7 - Brian Wilson
10/24 - Opeth
11/12 - Descendents
11/25 - Car Seat Headrest

My Top 50 Albums of 2015

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)
6/30/2000 - 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

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

 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015 Shows

Just like many, I enjoy making lists. 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.

1/2 - Primus
2/27 - Langhorne Slim
3/2 - The Goodsons
3/3 - Caribou
3/17 - Widespread Panic
4/10 - The Replacements 
4/22 - Mac DeMarco 
4/25 - Clutch, Mastodon 
4/29 - Lightning Bolt
5/5 - Sleater-Kinney
5/16 - Jukebox Heroes, Steelhorse 
5/28 - Eagles (Eugene, OR)
6/8 - Sufjan Stevens
6/12 - MxPx, Screeching Weasel
6/19 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 
6/20 - Agalloch 
7/7 - Kenny Wayne Shephard, Van Halen (Vancouver, WA)
7/18 - Thee Oh Sees, TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels, Blondie (Project Pabst)
7/19 - Alvvays, Passion Pit, Buzzcocks, Weezer (Project Pabst)
7/21 - Rush
7/22 - Built To Spill
7/23 - Built To Spill
8/9 - Wilco (Troutdale, OR)
8/16 - Robert Delong, Matt and Kim, Cake, Of Monsters and Men (94.7 Birthday)
8/21 - Misterwives, Foster the People (MusicFestNW)
8/22 - Cayucas, Title Fight, Battles, Twin Shadow, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut (MusicFestNW)
8/23 - Pure Bathing Culture, Strand of Oaks, Lady Lamb, Danny Brown, The Tallest Man on Earth, Modest Mouse (MusicFestNW)
9/14 - Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters
9/19 - Kraftwerk
9/20 - Hum
9/30 - Strand of Oaks, My Morning Jacket
10/3 - My Morning Jacket (Seattle, WA)
10/4 - Spider Bags, Titus Andronicus (Seattle, WA)
10/7 - Neil Young
10/8 - Battles
10/14 - Dean Ween Group
11/12 - Primal Scream, The Cult

11/18 - Yo La Tengo
11/25 - Oneohtrix Point Never
11/28 - Puscifer
11/30 - Zappa Plays Zappa
12/5 - Modest Mouse
12/6 - Modest Mouse
12/15 - Alice Cooper, Motley Crue

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2014 Shows

Just like many, I enjoy making lists. 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. Do I think you care what shows I'm going to, and what shows I've seen? No. This is for me, bookkeeping if you will.

All shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.

1/10 - The Builders and the Butchers
1/23 - Volcano Choir
1/31 - Zappa Plays Zappa 
3/6 - Tool
3/15 - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
3/24 - St. Vincent
3/30 - The War On Drugs
4/3 - Future Islands 
4/8 - Bryan Ferry
4/11 - Co.Fee, Boubakiki, The Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys, Flatbush Zombies, The Preatures, Waxahatchee, Wye Oak, GOAT, Anthony Green, ZZ Ward, MS MR, Title Fight, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Aloe Blacc, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, HAIM, AFI, Kate Nash, Neko Case, The Afghan Whigs, Broken Bells, Woodkid, Bryan Ferry, Girl Talk, The Knife, OutKast (Coachella - Indio, CA)
4/12 - Carbon Airways, Julian Casablancas, Holy Ghost, The Head and The Heart, Kid Cudi, Capital Cities, Future Islands, Lorde, Foster The People, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Darkside, Skrillex, Pet Shop Boys, The Dismemberment Plan, Nas, Muse (Coachella - Indio, CA)
4/13 - Trombone Shorty, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Naked and Famous, Neutral Milk Hotel, Little Dragon, Calvin Harris, The Toy Dolls, Beck, Motorhead, Lucent Dossier Experience, Arcade Fire (Coachella - Indio, CA) 
4/15 - Moistboyz, Queens of the Stone Age
4/24 - Drive-By Truckers
4/29 - Mastodon
5/1 - Modest Mouse
5/2 - Modest Mouse
5/8 - Eef Barzelay
5/23 - De La Soul, Kongos, Shakey Graves, Princess, Phosphorescent, Foals, Phantogram, Foster The People, Damien Jurardo, Mogwai, OutKast, Die Antwoord (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
5/24 - The Bright Light Social Hour, Hobosexual, Augustines, The Dodos, Sol, Band of Skulls, Violent Femmes, Deafheaven, Panda Bear, Sandrider, Austra, The National, Boys Noize, Cut Copy (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
5/25 - Pink Mountaintops, Tune-Yards, Sir Sly, Lucius, Elbow, Bob Mould, HAIM, Rodriguez, Parquet Courts, Polyrthmics, Portugal. The Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Gesaffelstein, Major Lazer (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
5/30 - Sallie Ford, The Decemberists 
7/2 - Steely Dan, Fuck Buttons
8/9 - NONONO, Foster The People
8/12 - Steve Winwood, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8/16 - Man Man, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Phantogram, Girl Talk (MusicfestNW)
 8/17 - Spoon (MusicfestNW)
8/21 - Jenny Lewis, Beck
8/27 - Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
8/28 - Slint 
9/6 - Swans
9/25 - Bright Light Bright Light, Elton John
9/27 - Violent Femmes, Red Fang, Phosphorescent, Rocket From the Crypt, Tears for Fears, Deep Sea Diver, Built to Spill, High on Fire (Project Pabst)
9/28 - Lord Huron, GZA, Modest Mouse (Project Pabst)
10/2 - Big Haunt, Ought 
10/6 - The Felice Brothers 
10/17 - Blitzen Trapper
11/15 - Lyrics Born
11/20 - Justin Timberlake  
11/29 - Stevie Wonder (Las Vegas)
12/3 - The War On Drugs
12/9 - Billy Idol