The last time I updated this I wrote:

The way Cecil does this, with the names of the bands along the left side of his blog and thus easily updatable, is probably smarter. This way I’m going to have to post a new list every year or two for the rest of my damn life.

That was 14 years ago. A lot of water has passed under the proverbial bridge since then, a lot of shows have been attended, a lot of brain cells have died.

But this seems like a good time to revisit it as I have no tickets to anything upcoming in hand, and nothing much of interest on the radar. (This is a particularly bad summer for live music. I mean… Limp Bizkit is back!) Since I had some tinnitus earlier this year, it seems like a reasonable time to take a break and live a little in the past.

I’m sure to miss a few things due to the brain damage — especially since ticket stubs are no longer a thing — but I’ll do my best.

AC/DShe (x2)
Ade, King Sunny
Air
Amadou & Mariam (x3)
Ash, Daniel
Balkan Beat Box
Banhart, Devendra
Barnett, Courtney (x2)
Batish, Ashwin
Bauhaus (x2)
Beck (x4)
Belly
Beta Band
Beulah (x2)
Big Freedia
Bird, Andrew (x2)
Blacc, Aloe
Blackalicious (x3)
Black, Frank (x-many)
Black Keys
Black Violin (x2)
Blind Boys of Alabama
Bombino
Booker, Benjamin
Boss Hog
Bowie, David (x3)
Breeders (x3)
Brian Jonestown Massacre (x2)
Built to Spill
Burnett, T-Bone
Butthole Surfers (x3?)
Buzzcocks
Byrne, David
Cake
Cale, J.J.
Camper Van Beethoven (x?)
Cat Power
Cave, Nick
Chao, Manu & the Radio Bemba Sound System
Chicano Batman
Chilton, Alex
Clinton, George & the P-Funk All Stars (x2)
Cooder, Ry
Costello, Elvis
Coulton, Jonathan
Cracker (x5)
Cramps
Cure
Dandy Warhols
Darondo
David, Anthony
Decemberists
Del the Funkyhomosapien (x3)
Denson, Karl
Depeche Mode
Devo (x3)
Dimmer
Doe, John (x2)
Dr. John (x3)
Dumpstaphunk
Earle, Steve & Shawn Colvin
Easy Star All-Stars
Erickson, Roky
Eskimo
Fall
Feist
Ferry, Brian
Flaming Lips
fIREHOSE
Foetus
Ford, Sallie (x2)
Fountains of Wayne
Funky Meters (x?)
Gabriel, Peter
Galactic (x2)
Gift of Gab (x3)
Grateful Dead
Guy, Buddy
Harrison & Belew’s Remain in Light
Harvey, PJ
Hold Steady
Hooker, John Lee
Hooters
Irie Rockers
Iron & Wine
Jane’s Addiction
Jazz Butcher (x2)
Jeffreys, Garland
Jesus & Mary Chain (x3)
Kidjo, Angelique
Killer Mike
King, B.B.
Kool Keith (x3)
Kraftwerk
Kristofferson, Chris
Latryx
Levy, Barrington
Lords of the New Church
Los Lobos (x4)
Love and Rockets (x6)
Love, G. & Special Sauce
Loved Ones
Lovett, Lyle
Low Pop Suicide
Lyrics Born
Malkmus, Stephen (x2)
Mann, Aimee
Masekela, Hugh
Meat Puppets
Monks of Doom
Morphine
Mountain Goats
Murphy, Peter (x2)
Murray, Bill
Musselwhite, Charlie
Naked, Buck & the Bare Bottom Boys (x?)
Negativland
Neville, Charles
Object Heavy
Oranger
Os Mutantes
Overwhelming Colorfast
Ozomatli (x2)
Pavement (x4)
Pere Ubu (x2)
Perry, Lee
Pimps of Joytime
Pink Martini (x2)
Pixies (x5)
Pop, Iggy
Poptone
Portugal, the Man
Presidents of the USA
Prophet, Chuck (x3)
Public Enemy
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Rawlings, Dave Machine
Rebirth Brass Band
Rev. Horton Heat
Richman, Jonathan
Rodrigo & Gabriela
Roge
Roots (x2)
Ruffins, Kermit (x2)
Run the Jewels
Semisonic
Shankar, Anoushka
Shriekback (x2)
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars (2008)
Sippy Cups (x3)
Sisters of Mercy (x2)
Slick Rick
Sly & Robbie/Taxi Gang
Smith, Patti
Soft Boys
Sonic Youth
Soweto Gospel Choir
Spencer, Jon Blues Explosion (x2?)
Spiritualized
Staples, Mavis
Starlight Mints
Stew & the Negro Problem
Sugar
Tank and the Bangas (x3)
Television
They Might Be Giants
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
Thin White Rope
Thomas, Earl
Throwing Muses (x2)
Tin Machine
Tinariwen
Tortoise
Trombone Shorty (x3)
Uncalled Four
Van Etten, Sharon
Viola, Mike
Voice Farm (x?)
Wailing Souls
Waits, Tom
Watt, Mike
Ween
Welch, Gillian
Wilson, Brian
Wire
WITCH
Wolfgang Press
Wood Brothers (x4)
Wu-Tang Clan
X (x2)
Yankovic, “Weird Al”
Young Fresh Fellows
Ze, Tom