Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Concerts what I have heard

So, as promised, I spent a bunch of time in seminars last week compiling a list of the concerts I've attended, a meme propagated by Angry Pregnant Lawyer via Phantom Scribbler. I apologize in advance for the length of this list, but you've got to understand that I was raised by a musician who later worked at a radio station (read: free concert tickets), that I spent much of high school and college dating musicians (Freudian implications be damned) and that I wrote reviews of concerts for the local daily for a while in the late 90s (lousy pay be damned).

Acts in parens are openers; those separated by commas are co-headliners. Local bands you've never heard of are omitted. One more caveat: These are very loosely in chronological order, but not really. And, with that, happy scrolling.

Starship (Cutting Crew) backstage passes - I have Grace Slick's autograph somewhere...
Robert Plant
Eric Clapton
Don Henley (Edie Brickell) x2
10,000 Maniacs
Tracy Chapman (Johnny Clegg & Savuka)
Bob Dylan
Steve Miller Band
Steely Dan
Fishbone, Primus
Johnny Cash
Ani DiFranco x4
Maceo Parker (Groove Collective)
Too Much Joy
Indigo Girls
Grateful Dead
Paul Simon
Soup Dragons
The Church
Cowboy Junkies x2
Joan Baez
Pat Metheny x3
Roy Hargrove
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Dick Dale
Shawn Colvin
Letters to Cleo
Michelle Shocked
Barenaked Ladies
Soul Coughing, Everclear
Shawn Mullins
B.B. King x2
John Hiatt
Bruce Hornsby
Robert Cray
David Gray
Lyle Lovett
Natalie Merchant
Cheryl Wheeler
Cliff Eberhardt
Lucy Kaplansky
Dar Williams x3
Kevin So
Ellis Paul x10 at least, probably more like 15
Pat DiNizio (of the Smithereens)
Patty Larkin
Richard Thompson
Greg Brown
Bruce Springsteen
John Gorka x6 or 8 at least
Aimee Mann
Jayhawks x3 if you include the Mark Olson/Gary Louris show I saw in Feb.
Lucinda Williams x2
Beth Orton
Rickie Lee Jones
Kathleen Edwards

WNEW's Memorial Day concerts in Asbury Park - Joan Jett, Roger McGuin of the Byrds, Glenn Burtnick, etc.
Lollapalooza - The second one, featuring Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jesus & Mary Chain, Ice Cube
Lilith Fair - Sarah McLachlan, others I can't remember
North Atlantic Folk Festival - John Gorka, David Wilcox, The Nields, Christine Lavin
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival - Greg Brown, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, Tracey Grammer, The Nields

God only knows how much cash -- and eardrum follicles -- this list represents...