Tyler Childers, Chris Stapleton and Blink 182
Man….. this football team.-Jeff Okudah
No joke they are on tour with Lil Wayne
Yeah. My son is trying to talk me into that. I’m not sure about seeing Lil Anything.
Blink is still a pretty damn good show. Saw them the year after Tom left again and they didn’t disappoint. Also, seeing Lil Wayne could just be an experience to say that you had seen him/something different. He’s pretty much a legend.
If this was posted two weeks earlier Dr. John would have been on my list, RIP!!!
"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt
See van if you ever get the chance. Guy just jams for 2 hours. No fluff. Played Gloria for like 15 minutes
Yep..he was on my list until I got to see him in 2017 in Nashville. Fricken' awesome show.
Have I Told You Lately
Sometimes We Cry
Days Like This
Baby, Please Don't Go / Parchman Farm / Don't Start Crying Now / Custard Pie
Here Comes the Night
I Can't Stop Loving You
Half as Much
In the Afternoon / Ancient Highway / Don't You Make Me High
Whenever God Shines His Light
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)
The Right Time
That Old Black Magic
Brown Eyed Girl
Real Real Gone / You Send Me
And on fourth and one... would you believe?
Damn, he didn’t play cleaning windows? That was one of the best ones live
Van Morrison is my go to music when I want to unwind. Just love the music, the delivery, the everything. I'd love to see live.
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Saw Incubus with 311, still the best concert I’ve been too
Incubus will be playing with Eddie Vedder in this year's Ohana Fest that I have tickets to.
The hidden gem on those bills is Jenny Lewis.
I’ve seen her as an opener on her last tour. It feels like you’ve been invited to her living room for an evening of drinks, songs and singalongs. Great performer.
Saw her with the Postal Service. Very good.
RedBull and Hennessy is a helluva song.
The Cure is a must see if you get the chance. I am also hopeful that The Smiths (at least Morrissey and Marr) will reunite at some point for a show/tour.
“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.
I saw The Cure in 1987 on the floor at Cobo Hall in Detroit. They had a reputation for being a very boring band live (probably would’ve been called shoegazing if it wasn’t before the shoe gaze era), but I thought it was a great show. No opening band, so they played a video that just showed Robert Smith’s heavily lipsticked mouth (it was Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me after all). I have no idea what he said, but the screaming got so loud that my ears blacked out. So loud I didn’t hear a thing. They played 25 songs, all from Kiss Me or Staring at the Sea, with three encores. Just a terrific show.
The only issue was that I went back to my summer job two days later and thought people were messing with me. Everyone I talked to had a serious lisp. So bad that I started laughing at a couple of them - “what the hell are you doing?” It finally dawned on me that the concert had been so loud that I had some hearing damage - fortunately it wasn’t permanent, but it scared the hell out of me for five days until it eased back to normal.
Incubus is playing at the Taft Theater in Cincy in Oct/Nov.
Nothing is too difficult for the person that doesn't have to do it.
I'm glad I was able to check Rush off of my list on their farewell tour, Morrissey would be a good show too, have had tickets to see him twice but both tours got canceled. One band that has always been high on my list is King Crimson. I am a big prog rock fan and they are one of the greats, even if their lineup is one original member.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Heart (with both Ann and Nancy Wilson)
Wu Tang Clan
Fleetwood Mac (with Lindsay Buckingham back in the fold)
Not a band, but would like to visit as much of the Mississippi Blues Trail at some point.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
Mississippi Blues Trail in real life =Tourist traps + miles of cotton/soybean fields + giant bugs and not much else!
Yeah I'd need to research this in greater detail - there's dozens of stops listed just off the website alone.
Depending on where you see Morrissey, Interpol might be opening for him. Don't miss that band.
For me, Arcade Fire would be on my short list. And somehow, I have avoided The Black Keys shows for various reason I could not control. So they would be one as well.
That's a bingo!
I’ve wanted to see Paul McCartney and might go when he’s up in San Jose in a few weeks.
Would love to see Arcade Fire.
Look up their 2014 Coachella set.
Caught Arcade Fire last year at a festival it was a good time. It was my first time seeing them and I walked away impressed. Hope you get a chance to catch them.
At this point in my life, and all that I have seen, I'm not sure that there is anyone I've missed that I would need to hear for the first time.
Santana is the only one that comes to mind.
Tedeschi-Trucks would be another.
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I saw Glassjaw and Poison the Well for a crazy show. Valentine's in Albany was not ready for that madness
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
Sounds incredible, must've been awesome. Two of my faves. Gj got back together a couple of years ago, but it's just not the same, to me anyway. The first two albums are amazing.
Like the take on Robert Earle Keene...me too. And DMB...that is all...I have seen the others on my list in their prime. I refuse to pay >$100/ticket when I paid $11-15 to see these and more and had a free clinic nearby!
June 25, 1977 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH
August 6, 1977 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
The J. Geils Band
July 1, 1978 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH
The Rolling Stones
July 15, 1978 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Electric Light Orchestra
August 5, 1978 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH (cancelled)
Todd Rundgren and Utopia
Kansas and Peter Tosh, lol...............my mom saw Jimi Hendrix open for The Monkees.............same vibe!
At one WSR I saw The Band, Santana, CSNY and some guy named Jesse Colon Young
Sooner or later it all gets real.
I saw all of those as well OH-10 except the ELO concert-
The Richfield Coliseum was a good venue back then as well. I saw Fleetwood Mac, Foghat, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Deep Purple and a few more I am sure. The Agora in Cleveland was also another good Venue back then along with Blossum.
Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.
I was at that 8-6-77 concert in Cleveland.
“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I saw Morrissey at the Ryman a couple years ago. Man, I was disappointed. Opened with How Soon is Now, which was awesome, but then nothing from Viva Hate or any of his earlier solo stuff and the only other Smiths song he performed was Meat is Murder, of course.
“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman
Saw Moz several years ago myself and was also disappointed. Don't blink or it'll be over. Iirc, he was on for about 45-50 minutes. It was the Your Arsenal tour, so it's been a while. May be different now.
I would’ve loved to have seen The Smiths in their heyday.
The Ryman is on my bucket list. Jason Isbell will be there again for a week in October. This might be the year.
Tedeschi Trucks Band & after last weeks thread, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is going to be a must.
IT. WAS. A. FUMBLE.
Shandy is not beer
Saw Foo Fighters in Cincinnati October of 2017. God they were awesome. Engaging, interactive, and played for 3 hours.
Never saw Buffet. I think that would be a hoot.
I'm a fan. I've seen him at least 6-7 times. Not for many years now though.
The "event" is a day-long thing. The parking lot is as fun as the show itself.
Fields of Dreams
Do whatever you need to do to see the Foo's. One of the better live bands I've seen. Dave is too talented not to see live.
Acts I've never seen: Bob Seger, Kiss, Elton John, Van Morrison, Lifehouse
Acts I've seen, but really want to see again: Journey, Pearl Jam, Candlebox, Live, The Cure, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Shinedown
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I actually fell asleep in the front section of a Lifehouse show at the Ohio State Fair years ago-shows what I thought of it-free tix. Outside CD 101 was blasting Social D and told the DJ thank you for waking me up w something good!
Taking my kids to see Twenty One Pilots here in Columbus in two weeks. Heard they put on a great show and them being from here will be cool.
I hear Kid Rock is a must-see in concert so I’d go with him. Chris Brown does a good bit of dancing on top of his voice so I’d probably want to see him also.
Al Kooper and Todd Rundgren
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I've seen Todd Rundgren many times. He's an interesting bird and, likewise, his shows can be a bit hit or miss. When he's on, though, he's fantastic and has such a deep catalog of songs that gets everybody singing along to.
Joe Bonamassa, or Black Country Communion
Heart with both sisters,
Tool (one can hope),
And 1 I have seen several times over the years but would love to see 1 more time is Robert Plant. The last saw I him was several years ago here in Columbus at the Palace Theatre back in 2011 when touring with his Band of Joy.
I saw Tool at Rock on the Range in 2018 (along with A Perfect Circle). And, while I'm not a big fan of either band, they were both excellent.
Acts I've never seen that are on my list:
Tom Waits. For some reason, I've always missed his shows, which are pretty rare to begin with.
Good call-Tom is an American treasure.
The Avett Brothers
Best concerts I've been too: John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John
"In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem." George Carlin
I saw Social D at Bogarts years ago. I got totally wasted before the show and don’t remember much of it, but I think Mike Ness would approve!
I saw Social D when they opened the new House of Blues here in Anaheim/Disney last year. I was pretty awful. Not sure if it was the band, the equipment or the venue. But it was not very loud, and you could barely make out the lyrics. You could literally hear peoples conversations, at a Rock show? Which is sad, because I have always been a Social D fan.
McCartney is great
The Black Keys bring it. Blew the roof off the Schott.
Avett Brothers are great live. They will be in Columbus this Sunday (with Willie Nelson, Dawes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Allison Kraus)
Damn that's a great show. Avett Bros and Old Crow both kill it live but when I saw Old Crow Willie Watson was still with them.
At the Schott...jump in!
Wife and I driving over from Missouri to take our son and his gal so he can see Willie before he can't see Willie.
I saw Willie a couple of times about 20 years ago in Austin, TX. Both were great shows and small venues.
I've seen him several times, but also haven't seen him in about 20 years or so. Saw him at King's Island once at Timberwolf..that was a great show.
I'm a little worried about how he'll be at this stage in his life. I'm sure I'll enjoy seeing him and the set list will be great..but might be a bit sad if he is clearly slowing way down. Sucks seeing heroes get old.
The Highwaymen from a song called Desperados Waiting For A Train:
[Cash]One day I looked up, and he's pushing 80
And there's brown tobacco stains all down his chin
To me he's one of the heroes of this country
So why is he all dressed up like them old men?
[Nelson]The day before he died, I went to see him
I was grown, and he was almost gone
[Cash] So we just closed our eyes and dreamed of supper kitchens
And sang another verse to that old song
[Jennings spoken]Come on Jack, that son-of-a-gun's a-comin'.
[All] Like desperados waiting for a train
My favorite Guy Clark song. Take a listen to him doing it. Very emotional.
Saw Willi live 2 years ago. His show was actual;ly better than the previous times saw him. He'll be great.
Saw Willie at Farm Aid at Polaris about 15 years ago. Awesome show, got to see him perform “The Maker”, which was mind blowing.
Willie is definitely on my list and unfortunately I will be out of town this weekend. I am going to try to catch him later this year in Cincy.
I've been very fortunate when it comes to seeing bands. Saw so many good one's ages ago in small clubs. I think for me and bucket list it would be seeing some artists in a different setting than a traditional big stage show. With lights and video screens these days and everything choreographed there's basically zero unpredictability at a show anymore. Best bands/artists tend to be much better imo when they aren't on a script.
Give me Dylan, Springsteen, Stones, U2, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Pixies, Metallica, Rush, McCartney etc etc is some small 100 person intimate show where there's no "net"....
I do think just about everyone has a band that it just seems like the universe conspired against you every time you had tickets or were lined up to see them and then you ended up never seeing them..... for me that's The Replacements.
One I will forever regret.. Had tickets twice to see Jeff Buckley and stuff came up and I just thought "catch him next time"///
I saw Jeff Buckley at the very beginning of the "Grace" tour in Chicago. He was amazing and there was a definite vibe in the air of seeing a special talent. Of course, the rest is tragic history, but luckily that show was recorded.
You are a very lucky person. We lost an incredible talent when Jeff Buckley passed away.
If you can make it through his version of Hallelujah without tearing up a little; you have cold, steely void where your soul should be.
Fleetwood Mac w/Buckingham)
The Eagles (with Felder and Leadon)
Guthrie is easily one of my top 5 favorite players, he can do it all!
Even with Felder and Leadon, it wouldn't be the same without Frey.
Just saw Judas Priest at the Fox in Atlanta and they can still bring it! Bummed I missed Bob Seger on his last trip through the ATL as he was on my list. Hoping he changes his mind and comes out one last time. Probably will go see The Who when they make their way through town. ELO as well.
I don’t really have a bucket list at this point—but I wish I had a time machine.
In a two-year period from 1966-68, the following groups in the Rock Hall of Fame were in their prime and they all played at my local high school in CT: the Doors, Cream, Sly & the Family Stone, the Animals, Rascals, and Yardbirds. And I missed all of those concerts (even though I was a junior high student at the time and a big music fan)!
That is honestly insane that they all played at your high school within two years. Let me know if you find that time machine, I'll join ya.
Thanks for sharing!
I've been to more concerts than I can even remember. The only band I can say I never got to see that I really REALLY wanted to see was Rage Against The Machine
Tom Morello is reason alone to see Rage. But they put on a hell of a show and the crowd is insane.
Amen. Patiently waiting.
I saw them at Lollapalooza '93 at Buckeye Lake. I was right up against the barrier center stage.
They opened with Bombtrack and that place came completely unglued.
I have been to a lot of shows and I have only seen one other act make people lose their shit like that show.
I was working that show. Backstage. Met the entire band. So many stories from that show. Got to head to main stage for AIC set. Was probably one of my all-time best for shows and I was working not attending.
I still cannot believe Tool was playing one of the side stages during that leg of the tour. They should have headlined over Primus.
Hell, AIC should have headlined over Primus. Did Tool play that show? They were not on our stage. Front 242 was there (minus drummer who got left in Cleveland the night before). I thought Tool came in for Front 242 second half of tour? Or maybe they came in for Babes in Toyland?
Tool played one of the small stages back by the merch.
Front 242 played right after Babes in Toyland. I think Tool was main stage after the Columbus date (they were for sure main stage at some point).
Crazy, I never knew that. We were behind main stage. Trailers for Primus, AIC, Dinosaur Jr, Fishbone (kind off on their own), Arrested Development (stuck to their bus) Front 242, Babes and Rage (trailer was also off on it's own). All of the trailers we attached to a giant deck. Except Fishbone and Rage. We kinda hung out on deck with most of the bands and checked for passes.
At today's concert prices I have no bucket list other than seeing Springsteen and the E Street Band once more.
Been very fortunate to see most of the bands I *really* wanted to see live.
A couple I'm missing:
Saw Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, John Prine, Mellencamp, U2, REM, Robert Plant, Public Enemy, Jimmy Buffet, Waylon Jennings, Avett Brothers, Dr John, Warren Zevon, Black Crows, Willie Nelson... and a long, long list of many others that I really wanted to see; and despite high expectations left super impressed and hopeful to see again.
The ones I missed and can't get back now: Tom Petty, Beastie Boys
I'll give you a sleeper of a band to see live that is beyond entertaining and just a great time: Lucero. Don't even have to listen to their stuff before the show..just go if they show up near you. Such a fun band live.
I saw the Beastie Boys at Hara Arena in 08 for the Obama special. That might have been MCA’s last show.
A great live show is Gogol Bordello-think Borat fronting for The Pogues. Saw them at Bogarts 2 years ago, best energy of any band I’ve ever seen live.
I would like to go on a cruise with either the Dailey & Vincent bluegrass band or Mollie B's Polka party band squeezebox. I will decide soon.
I had a chance to see NIN with Soundgarden about 5-6 years ago, iirc. Didn't go. Totally blew it for no good reason. Just said no. Regret that.
NIN is an absolutely amazing show. I've seen them a few different times but the best show from them was when they had this prison gate like contraption come down on the front and the sides of the stage and it radiated red light effects while they played "Burn" off the Natural Born Killers soundtrack. It's something I will never forget
Had tickets to Rock on the Range the week that Soundgarden was supposed to play — the same week that Chris Cornell committed suicide. Heard the announcement on Bob & Tom that next morning and couldn't believe it. Soundgarden was one of the few bands I had any GREAT DESIRE to see.
Been fortune to have seen the following on my list
U2 (6x), DMB (5x), Radiohead (3x), Beck (4x), Vampire Weekend (2x), De La Soul, Common, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Postal Service, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, Ben Folds, John Mayer, Spoon, etc..
Still want to see Nine Inch Nails.
How was Vampire Weekend? They are coming our here in LA this summer.
I saw Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl. Talk about a Bucket List.....
Saw Vampire Weekend last weekend in Cincinnati. They were awesome. Top notch. Really would suggest seeing them if you can.
Might just have to do that. Thanks for the tip.
Queensryche (with Geoff Tate)
Journey (with Steve Perry)
Had tickets to Van Halen a few years ago in columbus and they cancelled the tour. Was pissed
True Story: I missed half of a Van Halen show because some dude (wrongly) accused me of punching him. I got a wooden-shampoo from a cop and dragged to some temporary holding thing in the venue. When the dude finally showed up, he looked at me and said 'yeah, that's not him'. Talk about being pissed....
That guy needs to be punched in the balls for that.
I really want to see a Van Halen/Van Hagar all in one show...WITH Michael Anthony on bass.
Talk about a nutso show that would be
Outside of Bands, what venues are on your Bucket List?
I still need to get to any show at Red Rocks in Colorado. Couple years back, I was in Denver and Big Head Todd was playing there and I couldn't convince my clients to go. They wanted to watch World Cup Soccer.
Red Rocks looks pretty cool.
Been to the Gorge, fantasic!
Red Rocks is tops for me.
Beacon Theater in NYC
I went to Red Rocks last year and it was terrific. Definitely a bucket list spot. Great venue (huge), but only opened up a short time before the opener got onstage. I would’ve liked to have spent a lot more time exploring the venue. The only thing is there areparts - both outside and inside - that are steep, and people there get really, really, really messed up. It didn’t take anything away from the show itself (other than the distraction of people watching), but there were several on the way out who were falling down amongst the rocks. Morrison had a small, older downtown with drinks and nibbles, and there were several options without a wait. Great evening.
I'm more of a small club fan when it comes to seeing live music, but the Lakeview Ampitheather in Syracuse is a beautiful location to see a show
I saw the Doobie Brothers on their first farewell tour at Red Rocks. It was awesome!
Red Rocks and The Gorge for me. I would love to see The Dave Matthews Band or Phish (why not both) at those venues.
Would like to see:
Have seen but would love to see again:
Jay and the Americans
Not necessarily "Bucket List" bands, but bands I want to/will see when the opportunity presents itself:
Heart of a Coward
Miss May I
Let me go back in time to see these few folks:
Allman Brothers - with Duane
Old Pink Floyd
Eric Clapton and Duane Allman - just to hear Duane play the slide on Layla.
Saw Queen at Riverfront Coliseum in 1976/77 with Foghat opening for them. Queen was amazing.
I also will admit that I never thought that Freddy Mercury was gay until he came out — don't have a clue what I was thinking.
I saw Steely Dan this past yr and was blown away! I always knew they were great and respected their place in the game... but couldn’t believe how phenomenal their live act was. If any of you ever have the chance to Steely Dan play live, please do yourself a favor and get to the show!
They are still touring w/out Walter Becker?