Can I still call this a "blog" in 2024?


I love live music, and I try to make it out to as many shows as I reasonably can. While it’d be nearly impossible to remember every show I’ve been to, I do have a lot of ticket stubs… I’m going to do my best to chronicle my live music history here.

Most shows don’t come with a physical ticket anymore, so from ~2018 on I’ve used email receipts from the major (horrible) ticket outlet brands to fill this out. Which means I’m missing quite a few, between friends buying tickets, guestlist spots, free shows, etc…

This list is mostly for my own enjoyment, but I’ve had quite a few folks reach out to me after finding this list via Google. Sometimes there’s not much of a digital footprint for shows that have happened and this page ends up ranking.

If I have video/photos of the show, I’ll link to it from the artist name. In the meantime, you can check out some of my concert videos here.

Blue Oyster CultYork Fair, York, PA1997/07/27My first concert, though I had no idea what I was seeing. In retrospect I'd LOVE to see BOC play that setlist.
CKYX Games VII, First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA2001/08/19My first REAL concert, where I paid for the ticket myself and was stoked on the band: CKY at the X Games! Got to hang out with the band afterwards too.
System Of A Down, Slipknot, RammsteinPledge of Allegiance Tour, First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA2001/10/17
DOWNTrocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA2002/11/20
In Flames, Chimaira, Soilwork, UnearthTrocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA2003/07/01
In Flames, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay DyingThe Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2004/04/27
Coheed & Cambria, Underoath, 3The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2004/10/17
Between the Buried and Me , The Red Chord, The Acacia Strain, From A Second Story WindowThe Ottobar, Baltimore, MD2005/07/21
System of a Down, The Mars VoltaWachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA2005/08/26The sound during The Mars Volta was terrible. SOAD sounded much better.
Umphrey's McGeePenn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA2007/04/18
Mouth of the ArchitectThe Khyber, Philadelphia, PA2007/05/19
Aesop Rock, Cage, BlockheadStarlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA2007/07/08
GWAR, Chimaira, Necro, Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, Job For A Cowboy, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, Darkest Hour, The Devil Wears Prada, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, GoatwhoreSounds of the Underground Tour, Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2007/07/15
Yonder Mountain String BandPenn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA2007/07/20
Between the Buried and Me, The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, The EndChameleon Club, Lancaster, PA2007/08/07
Between the Buried and Me, Horse the Band, Animosity, The EndStarlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA2007/11/01
Grimace FederationTheater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA2008/03/15
Crystal Castles, HealthMaking Time, Transit Nightclub, Philadelphia, PA2008/03/22
EOTOWorld Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA2008/04/04
Umphrey's McGeeRam's Head Live! Baltimore, MD2008/04/19
The Sword, Torche, Stinking LizavetaFirst Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA2008/05/16
The New DealThe Fillmore at the TLA, Philadelphia, PA2008/05/23
The Roots, Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Santogold, Deerhoof, DiploThe Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing, Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA2008/06/07
Pearl JamSusquehanna Bank Center2008/06/20
Crystal Castles, Gogol Bordello, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Mr Lif, etcPopped! Music Festival 2008, Drexel University Campus, Philadelphia, PA2008/06/21
Umphrey's McGee (Late Night Show)Theater of Living Arts2008/07/25
Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Umphrey's McGeePenn's Landing, Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA2008/07/25
Carcass, Necrophagist, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, 1349, and AbortedStarland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ2008/09/09
Between the Buried and Me, Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia MurderElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2008/10/08
Buckethead, That One GuyTheater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA2008/10/09
Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon FishmanElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2008/10/11
Umphrey's McGeeElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2008/10/18
Minus the BearTheater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA2008/10/23
Of MontrealElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2008/10/31
DiploStarlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA2008/11/14
Sound Tribe Sector 9 (Live PA Set)The Note, Westchester, PA2009/01/30
Patton OswaltLisner Auditorium, GW University, Washington, DC2009/02/28
Clutch, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn BandChameleon Club, Lancaster, PA2009/03/01
Perpetual Groove, Pretty LightsThe Note, Westchester, PA2009/03/22
Friendly Fires, White LiesFirst Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA2009/03/25
Umphrey's McGeePenn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA2009/04/03
Cloud Cult, Margot and the Nuclear So and SosFirst Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA2009/04/10
The Disco BiscuitsElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2009/04/18
The Disco BiscuitsHouse of Blues, Atlantic City NJ2009/06/26
Dredg, RX BanditsTheater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA2009/07/29
The Disco Biscuits9:30 Club, Washington, DC2009/10/03
In Flames, Between the Buried and Me, 3 Inches of Blood & The FacelessTrocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA2009/10/04The day before I moved to California!
The Disco BiscuitsHouse Of Blues, West Hollywood, CA2009/11/19
BaronessThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2009/12/03
The Disco BiscuitsNokia Theatre, New York, NY2009/12/26
Umphrey's McGeeHouse of Blues, San Diego, CA2010/01/15
TelepathFais Do-Do, Los Angeles, CA2010/02/03
Sound Tribe Sector 9The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2010/02/12
moe.Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA2010/02/26
BonoboEl Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2010/04/22
ShpongleRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2010/04/28
Local NativesThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2010/06/04
LCD SoundsystemFox Theater, Pomona, CA2010/06/05
The Glitch MobThe Music Box, Los Angeles, CA2010/06/11
Chickie, AfrojackEDC Afterparty - The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA2010/06/26
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Upstart, HeadbandSaint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA2010/08/08
PrimusSanta Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA2010/08/15
Yonder Mountain String BandHouse Of Blues, West Hollywood, CA2010/08/20
Herbie HancockHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2010/09/01
FurthurThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2010/09/21I met the love of my life at this show!
Bluetech, Emancipator, Laura EscudéKing King, Los Angeles, CA2010/09/23
ParticleRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2010/10/07
Deftones, Mastodon, Alice in ChainsGibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA2010/10/12
Widespread PanicThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2010/10/22
Widespread Panic, Gov't MuleHarrah's Rincon Casino, Valley Center, CA2010/10/24
Lotus, Infected MushroomFillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO2010/11/06
Sound Tribe Sector 9Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2010/12/01
Slayer, Megadeth, AnthraxGibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA2010/12/21
The Disco BiscuitsTerminal 5, New York, NY2010/12/27
The Disco BiscuitsTower Theater, Upper Darby, PA2010/12/30
LotusThe Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2010/12/31
Kraddy, An-ten-nae, Ruff HauserKing King, Los Angeles, CA2011/01/13
Eliot Lipp, Paper DiamondTipitina's, New Orleans, LA2011/01/28
Garage a TroisDBA, New Orleans, LA2011/01/29
ConspiratorHouse of Blues, Los Angeles, CA2011/02/15
Delta NoveGrand Romance Riverboat, Long Beach, CA2011/03/06
ExcisionThe Music Box, Los Angeles, CA2011/03/10
North Mississippi AllstarsRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2011/03/10
Umphrey's McGeeHouse of Blues, San Diego, CA2011/03/18
Sleepytime Gorilla MuseumThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2011/04/08
PrinceThe Forum, Inglewood, CA2011/05/05Absolutely epic show. He played 34 songs - two encores. Part of a 21 shows residency at The Forum.
Fleet FoxesHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2011/05/07
Coheed and CambriaClub Nokia, Los Angeles, CA2011/05/11
DeftonesHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2011/06/10
Shpongle, EOTOThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2011/06/18
My Morning JacketPantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/06/22
IncubusSanta Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA2011/07/15
Greensky BluegrassBelly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA2011/08/01
PhishHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2011/08/08
Sound Tribe Sector 9House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA2011/08/11
The Decemberists and Wye OakThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/08/12
AdeleThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/08/15
GroundationEl Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/08/19
The Disco BiscuitsCricket Wireless, Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA2011/09/02
The Disco BiscuitsHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2011/09/04
The Disco BiscuitsMandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV2011/09/05
FurthurThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/10/05
Amon Tobin, EskmoThe Music Box, Los Angeles, CA2011/10/16
Mix Master MikeLow End Theory at The Airliner, Los Angeles, CA2011/10/19
Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Buttered RumSaint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA2011/11/09
Black Joe Lewis and the HoneybearsThe Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA2011/11/11
LotusEl Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/11/17
LotusBelly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA2011/11/18
My Morning Jacket, Sharon Jones and the Dap-KingsGibson Ampitheatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/12/01
Boys NoizeThe Music Box, Los Angeles, CA2011/12/02
PusciferThe Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2011/12/06
The Disco Biscuits, Brothers PastBest Buy Theater, New York, NY2011/12/28
Brothers PastThe Blockley, Philadelphia, PA2011/12/30
M83Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA2012/01/12
ToolMandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV2012/01/15
The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Big GiganticMayan Holidaze, Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Mexico2012/01/27
The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Big GiganticMayan Holidaze, Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Mexico2012/01/28
The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Big GiganticMayan Holidaze, Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Mexico2012/01/29
GhostRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2012/02/02
Trey Anastasio and the Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA2012/03/10
Umphrey's McGeeHouse of Blues, West Hollywood, CA2012/03/16
ConspiratorBelly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA2012/03/22
Nicolas JaarEchoplex, Los Angeles, CA2012/03/26
Godspeed You! Black EmperorFernwood Campground, Big Sur, CA2012/04/15
Opeth, Mastodon, GhostGibson Ampitheatre, Los Angeles, CA2012/04/26
FartbarfSaint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA2012/05/02
Ghostland ObervatoryClub Nokia, Los Angeles, CA2012/07/01
Steve KimockSaint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA2012/07/25
Iron Maiden, Coheed & CambriaVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA2012/08/09
PhishLong Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA2012/08/15
Sound Tribe Sector 9Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA2012/08/25
DeftonesThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2012/08/28
My Morning JacketThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2012/09/13
My Morning JacketThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2012/09/14
Flying Lotus, Animal CollectiveKCRW World Fest, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2012/09/23
The MelvinsThe Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA2012/10/24
El Ten ElevenThe Echo, Los Angeles, CA2012/11/15
Dethklok, The Black Dahlia Murder, Machine HeadHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2012/11/27
DOWNKey Club, West Hollywood, CA2013/01/15
The Budos BandThe Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA2013/01/20
The Disco BiscuitsBoulder Theater, Boulder, CO2013/01/24
The Disco BiscuitsOgden Theater, Denver, CO2013/01/25
The Disco Biscuits1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO2013/01/26
Ott & The All-Seeing I, KilowattsKing King, Los Angeles, CA2013/02/12
Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, Russian CirclesThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2013/02/22
Two Fingers (Amon Tobin) DJ SetThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2013/02/28
Sound Tribe Sector 9Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2013/03/02
ConspiratorThe Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Santa Monica, CA2013/03/13
Black Francis (The Pixies)The Mint, Los Angeles, CA2013/03/19
Umphrey's McGeeHouse of Blues, West Hollywood, CA2013/03/22
Umphrey's McGeeHouse of Blues, West Hollywood, CA2013/03/23
BassnectarSurrender Nightclub at Encore, Las Vegas, NV2013/04/13
Sufjan Stevens (Video 1, 2, 3 by Lauren)Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA2013/04/22
North Mississippi All-StarsTipitinas, Uptown New Orleans, LA2013/04/25
The Disco Biscuits, Shpongle, RJD2Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO2013/04/26
The Disco BiscuitsRed Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO2013/04/27
Of MontrealThe Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA2013/05/09
Yo La TengoThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2013/05/09
Boris, Deafheaven, Ides Of GeminiThe Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA2013/05/24
CubensisSaint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA2013/06/02
Steve Taylor, KJ Sawka, Avi Buffalo & 5 TrackThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2013/06/12
Octopus NebulaThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2013/07/03
PhishThe Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington2013/07/26
PhishThe Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington2013/07/27
Dr John's Tribute to Louis ArmstrongHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2013/07/31
PhishHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2013/08/05
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Preservation Hall Jazz BandHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2013/08/07
Buddy Guy, Funky MetersHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2013/08/21
Black SabbathLos Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA2013/09/03
Dave Matthews Band, Gary Clark, Jr.Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA2013/09/07
Jimmy CliffSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA2013/09/12
Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, OverkillSan Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA2013/09/13
The OrbThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2013/09/19
The Disco Biscuits, Method Man & Redman, Twiddle, Big BoiMann Center for the Performing Arts2013/09/27
Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit, The Felice Brothers, Jonathan Wilson ("Way Over Yonder" Festival)Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA2013/10/06
James Blake, WarpaintHollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA2013/10/23
Slayer, GojiraHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2013/10/28
Tame Impala, White DeminThe Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, CA2013/10/30
Deftones, GlassjawThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2013/11/01
He is LegendThe Glass House, Pomona, CA2013/11/07
Nine Inch Nails, Explosions in the SkyStaples Center, Los Angeles, CA2013/11/08
Greensky Bluegrass, FruitionThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2013/11/09
George FitzgeraldThe Dolphin Tavern, Philadelphia, PA2013/12/21
The Disco BiscuitsBest Buy Theater, New York, NY2013/12/26
Everyone OrchestraThe Blockley, Philadelphia, PA2013/12/28
PhishMadison Square Garden, New York, NY2013/12/31
The Disco BiscuitsThe Theatre at MSG, New York, NY2013/12/31
The Disco BiscuitsThe Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO2014/01/23
The Disco BiscuitsThe Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO2014/01/24
The Disco Biscuits1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO2014/01/25
TractorbeamBoulder Theatre, Boulder, CO2014/01/26
Andreilien, Gladkill, Russ Liquid, Sugarpill, chrisB, Goldrush, JobotEl Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2014/02/01
The Motet, Shaky Feelin'The Mint, Los Angeles, CA2014/02/09
The Disco BiscuitsThe Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2014/02/20
The Disco BiscuitsThe Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2014/02/21
The Disco BiscuitsThe Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2014/02/22
American Babies, Tea Leaf TrioThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2014/03/13
Umphrey's McGeeHouse of Blues, San Diego, CA2014/03/14
Mike GordonEl Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2014/03/18
LettuceRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2014/03/26
Sound Tribe Sector 9McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ2014/03/28
The Disco BiscuitsMcDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ2014/03/29
GramatikMcDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ2014/03/29
Particle, Shaky Feelin'The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2014/04/03
Crosses (†††)Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2014/04/16
Who Is William Onyeabor? Featuring David Byrne, Alexis Taylor, Pat Mahoney, Kele Okereke, The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark, and SikaneThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2014/05/08
Shaky Feelin', Spafford, TaukThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2014/06/12
The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCoury’s, The SteelDrivers, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Chris Jones & The Night DriversHuck Finn Jubilee, Ontario, CA2014/06/14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (DJ Set), Ghosts of VeniceKing King, Los Angeles, CA2014/07/17
Sturgill Simpson, Gregg AllmanKCRW Country in the City, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA2014/07/19
!!!Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA2014/07/20
Sweet Earth, Brothers Gow, Steel Toed Slippers, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty BandThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2014/07/31
Blue Oyster CultBurton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, CA2014/08/02
Shaky Feelin'TRiP, Santa Monica, CA2014/08/07
North Mississippi All-Stars, Jimmy BuffetFin Fest at Hermosa Pier, Hermosa Beach, CA2014/08/09
James Brown Tribute: Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo, Angélique Kidjo, Bettye LaVette, James Brown Alumni Band featuring Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Danny Ray, Clyde Stubblefield, Jab'o Starks, Mousey Thompson plus Eric Krasno, Rodney Jones, Spike Neely, Eric Leeds, Randall Willis, Fernando Pullum, James CageHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2014/08/13
Future IslandsThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2014/08/20
The ZombiesSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA2014/08/21
Cold Cave, Soundgarden, Nine Inch NailsHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2014/08/25One of the best shows I saw in 2014. Absolutely incredible performance from NIN.
Peter Frampton with Buddy Guy, Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive), David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Robert RandolphHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2014/08/27
Lee "Scratch" Perry and Subatomic Sound SystemSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA2014/08/28
Ben Folds, Elvis Costello,
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2014/09/07
Swans, Carla BozulichRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2014/09/10Very intense show.
The Disco BiscuitsTrocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA2014/09/25
The Disco BiscuitsThe Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA2014/09/26
The Disco Biscuits, Giorgio MoroderMann Center for the Performing Arts2014/09/27
White DenimThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2014/10/21
PhishSanta Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA2014/10/22
Jeff Austin BandThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2014/10/23
PhishSleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA2014/10/25
FreemanRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2014/10/30
PhishMGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV2014/10/31
Greensky BluegrassBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV2014/11/01
Greensky Bluegrass (Matinee Show)Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV2014/11/02
PhishMGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV2014/11/02
Greensky BluegrassThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2014/11/13
Adrian Belew Power TrioMcCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA2014/11/14
Primus and The Chocolate FactoryOrpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2014/11/21Stewart Copeland, Stanley Clarke, and Danny Carey came out during the encore.
Moon HoochBootleg HiFi, Los Angeles, CA2015/01/22
Keller Williams, The MoterRoxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA2015/01/30
CaribouThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2015/02/28Best show of 2015 so far. This one will be hard to top.
The Revivalists, Umphrey's McGeeThe Wiltern, Los Angeles2015/03/06
ShpongleThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2015/03/14
VulfpeckThe Satellite, Los Angeles, CA2015/03/27
SquarepusherRegent Theater, Los Angeles, CA2015/04/13
The Disco BiscuitsRed Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO2015/04/17Crazy weather at Red Rocks (snow and hail) made this a very memorable evening.
American Babies, The Disco BiscuitsOgden Theater, Denver, CO2015/04/18One of the best Disco Biscuits shows I've seen in quite some time.
Graveyard, Clutch, MastodonHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2015/04/29
Jungle, UnderworldHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2015/06/21
Tuxedo, Bootsy's Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins, Basement JaxxHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2015/06/28
Tame ImpalaHollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA2015/07/07
DopapodTeragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA2015/07/09
Sound Tribe Sector 9, Action BronsonChalice California, NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA2015/07/12
John FogertyHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2015/07/15
#BNR10YR - Boys Noize, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Spank Rock, Hudson Mohawke, Tiga, Mr. Oizo, Jimmy Edgar, SkrillexLot 613, Los Angeles, CA2015/08/04Skrillex joined Boys Noize for a surprise "Dog Blood" set.
Killswitch EngageHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2015/08/13KSE opened for Rise Against, I left before they came on.
Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Inner Circle, The SkatalitesHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2015/08/172015 "Reggae Night"
Ariel Pink, The MynabirdsSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA2015/08/20
eouseHollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA2015/08/21
Trombone Shorty, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Charles Bradley & His ExtraordinairesHollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA2015/08/26
Deftones, IncubusThe Forum, Inglewood, CA2015/08/28
Snoop Dogg and The Snoopadelic CabaretTao Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV2015/09/05
Dubfire, SashaDaylight Beach Club, Las Vegas, NV2015/09/06
Carl Cox, Saeed YounanLIGHT Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV2015/09/06
Queens of the Stone AgeTeragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA2015/09/10
Dean Ween GroupTeragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA2015/10/07
Kurt Vile and the ViolatorsThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2015/10/14
Coheed & CambriaThe Majestic Ventura Theater, Ventura, CA2015/10/27
Trey Anastasio BandThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2015/11/04
Matthew DearThe Dolphin Tavern, Philadelphia, PA2015/12/19
ElectronThe Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA2015/12/26
The Disco BiscuitsPlaystation Theater2015/12/31
PhishMadison Square Garden, New York, NY2015/12/31
Mike GordonThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2016/01/29
Sound Tribe Sector 9The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2016/01/30
Jorma KaukonenMcCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA2016/01/31
Cosmik Playground - Jason Hann from String Cheese Incident, Joel Cummins from Umphrey's McGee, Arthur Barrow from one of Zappa's bands and Marcus Rezak & Jesse Clayton from FlightWaveTRiP, Santa Monica, CA2016/02/24
Animal CollectiveThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2016/03/09Standout show for 2016. I've listened back to this show at least a dozen times.
The String Cheese IncidentNovo by Microsoft, Los Angeles, CA2016/03/17
Glassjaw, Coheed & CambriaHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2016/03/23
Umphrey's McGeeThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2016/03/26
Anders OsborneThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2016/03/31
moe.The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2016/04/08
Snarky PuppyHouse of Blues, Boston, MA2016/05/04
Melt Banana, Napalm Death, The MelvinsThe Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA2016/05/08
The Nth Power, TurkuazThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2016/05/19
Le Butcherettes, At the Drive-InHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2016/06/01
The Disco BiscuitsOgden Theater, Denver, CO2016/06/03
Twiddle, Ghostland Observatory, The Disco BiscuitsRed Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO2016/06/04
Mac SabbathDiscovery Ventura, Ventura, CA2016/07/08A McDonald's themed Black Sabbath tribute band. Hilarious and awesome.
Widespread PanicThe Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2016/07/17
PhishThe Forum, Inglewood, CA2016/07/22
PhishSleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA2016/07/23Amazing show, way better than the previous night in LA.
RÜFÜS DU SOLSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA2016/08/12
DeftonesGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2016/08/26My first show after moving to the Bay Area. Amazing venue, can't wait to see more shows here.
George Clinton, Thundercat, Gaslamp Killer, Flying LotusFox Theater, Oakland, CA2016/09/19
Melvin SealsTerrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA2016/09/23
WeenBill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA2016/10/14My first Ween show since Bonnaroo 2007. They sounded better than ever.
WeenBill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA2016/10/15
Greensky BluegrassThe Warfield, San Francisco, CA2016/11/05
Joe Russo's Almost DeadFox Theater, Oakland, CA2016/11/12
Scott PembertonIvy Room, Albany, CA2016/12/06
Moby, Lights Down Low's Richie Panic & DJ CZ, MPHDMezzanine, San Francisco, CA2016/12/11Oakland Fire Relief Benefit show. Second time seeing Moby, incredible set.
Primus, Tycho, Hieroglyphics, Boots Riley, Beats Antique, Dan DeaconFox Theater, Oakland, CA2016/12/14Another Oakland Fire Relief Benefit show.
Chris Robinson BrotherhoodThe Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2016/12/18
ALO, Shaky Feelin'Live Oak Campground, Santa Barbara, CA2016/12/31
Sound Tribe Sector 9The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2017/01/20
Bill "The Buddha" Dickens / Jamal Batiste Band / Ida Nielsen / Joe Marcinek Band featuring Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy) / Booker Long Duo & FriendsThe Mint, Los Angeles, CA2017/01/20Post-STS9
A Prairie Home Companion: Chris Thile, and special guests Ryan Adams, Kacey Musgraves, Justin Hurwitz, and Kevin NealonPasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA2017/01/21Pre-STS9
Sound Tribe Sector 9The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA2017/01/21
Gigamesh, The Floozies, Kaminanda, Stylust Beats, GovindaGlobe Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2017/01/22Post-STS9
EscortJohnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA2017/02/02
The Disco BiscuitsThe Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA2017/02/02Post-Escort, saw set 2
The Disco BiscuitsThe Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA2017/02/03
Moon Hooch, ALOThe Fillmore, San Francisco, CA2017/02/24
Phil Lesh & FriendsTerrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA2017/03/09
Umphrey's McGeeFox Theater, Oakland, CA2017/03/11
Umphrey's McGeeTerrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA2017/03/12
Ghost of Paul Revere, Goodnight Texas, The Brothers ComatoseThe UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA2017/03/31
Destruction Unit, Mizery, Primal Rite, Power TripThe New Parish, Oakland, CA2017/04/06
Sigur RosGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2017/04/08
A Perfect CircleBill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA2017/04/14
The Dear Hunter, Coheed & CambriaFox Theater, Oakland, CA2017/04/15
RadioheadGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2017/04/17
RadioheadGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2017/04/18
Bureau Of Sabotage (Oteil Burbridge, Aron Magner, Jeff Franca & John Kadlecik), Ott, PhaelehThe Midway, San Francisco, CA2017/04/19
PallbearerThe New Parish, Oakland, CA2017/05/19
Iron MaidenOracle Arena, Oakland, CA2017/07/05
PhishMadison Square Garden, New York, NY2017/07/25Baker's Dozen "jam-filled" show, one of the best Phish shows I've seen.
Robert Randolph & The Family BandThe New Parish, Oakland, CA2017/08/04
Clutch, PrimusGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2017/08/18
WeenThe Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA2017/09/27
Earl Sweatshirt, Flying Lotus, SolangeGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2017/10/20
Broken Social SceneFox Theater, Oakland, CA2017/10/26
Consider the SourceCornerstone, Berkeley, CA2017/10/31
Trey Anastasio BandFox Theater, Oakland, CA2017/11/04
Joe Russo's Almost DeadFox Theater, Oakland, CA2017/11/11
Everyone OrchestraTerrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA2017/12/01
Thom YorkeFox Theater, Oakland, CA2017/12/14
The Disco BiscuitsMontage Mountain, Scranton, PA2020/10/23
The Disco BiscuitsMontage Mountain, Scranton, PA2020/10/24
The Disco BiscuitsLaFayette Apple Festival, LaFayette, NY2020/10/29
The Disco BiscuitsLaFayette Apple Festival, LaFayette, NY2020/10/30
The Disco BiscuitsLaFayette Apple Festival, LaFayette, NY2020/10/31
Between the Buried and MeThe UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA2021/03/19
Bob Weir & Wolf BrosGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2021/07/24
The String Cheese IncidentGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2021/08/07
ThundercatStern Grove Festival, San Francisco, CA2021/08/08
PhishShoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA2021/09/01
Billy StringsFox Theater, Oakland, CA2021/09/09
Sound Tribe Sector 9Oxbow River Stage, Napa, CA2021/10/09
Black Mountain, PrimusGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2021/10/15
PhishChase Center, San Francisco, CA2021/10/16
The Disco BiscuitsBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV2021/10/28
The Disco BiscuitsBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV2021/10/29
The Disco BiscuitsBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV2021/10/30
PhishMGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV2021/10/30
PhishMGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV2021/10/31
WeenFox Theater, Oakland, CA2021/11/04
WeenFox Theater, Oakland, CA2021/11/05
My Bluegrass Heart (Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton)The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA2021/12/12
Tool, Blonde RedheadChase Center, San Francisco, CA2022/01/16
GooseThe Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA2022/01/29
Polo & Pan1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA2022/02/02
BjorkChase Center, San Francisco, CA2022/02/05
Ty SegallSweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA2022/02/08
CaribouFox Theater, Oakland, CA2022/02/16
Tom Hamilton & Holly BowlingThe Chapel, San Francisco, CA2022/03/05
The Disco BiscuitsMission Ballroom, Denver, CO2022/04/08
The Disco BiscuitsMission Ballroom, Denver, CO2022/04/09
DeftonesThe Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA2022/04/20
The Greyboy AllstarsThe Venice West, Venice, CA2022/04/21
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardBimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA2022/04/28
Matthew Dear, Tycho, InterpolGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2022/04/30
Tenacious D, Puddles Pity PartyThe Warfield, San Francisco, CA2022/06/25
The SlipSweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA2022/06/27
PhishThe Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA2022/07/19
PhishThe Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA2022/07/20
Tommy GuerreroNew Parish, Oakland, CA2022/07/23
Les Claypool's Bastard JazzYoshi's, Oakland, CA2022/07/26
Les Claypool's Bastard JazzLagunitas Amphitheater, Petaluma, CA2022/08/02
Animal CollectiveThe Warfield, San Francisco, CA2022/08/10
STS9Quarry Amphitheater, Santa Cruz, CA2022/08/12
Joe Russo's Almost DeadFrost Amphitheater, Stanford, CA2022/08/13
Phil Lesh & FriendsStern Grove Festival, San Francisco, CA2022/08/14
LCD SoundsystemFox Theater, Oakland, CA2022/08/18
The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGeeThe Caverns, Pelham, TN2022/08/20
The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGeeThe Caverns, Pelham, TN2022/08/21
Widespread PanicOxbow River Stage, Napa, CA2022/08/27
Widespread PanicOxbow River Stage, Napa, CA2022/08/28
Umphrey's McGeeFox Theater, Oakland, CA2022/09/03
The Disco BiscuitsGrand Opera House, Wilmington, DE2022/09/08
The Disco BiscuitsXL Live, Harrisburg, PA2022/09/09
The Disco BiscuitsXL Live, Harrisburg, PA2022/09/10
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardGreek Theater, Berkeley, CA2022/10/02
The Disco BiscuitsThe Eastern, Atlanta, GA2022/11/18
The Disco BiscuitsThe Eastern, Atlanta, GA2022/11/19
Electron, Sweeping ViewsBrooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia, PA2022/12/23
Phil Lesh & FriendsThe Warfield, San Francisco, CA2022/12/28

I’ve been to a lot of music festivals as well, and some of my most notable live music experiences have been at these festivals. Rather than listing each band as it’s own concert, I’ll list all of the notable performances that I saw at each festival. This is a work in progress and has a lot of gaps.

FestivalNotable Acts SeenLocationDateNotes
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2006Radiohead, Beck, Toubab Krewe, Patton Oswalt, Steel Pulse, Oysterhead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ben Folds, Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Magic Numbers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sasha, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, AtmosphereManchester, TN2006/06/15-18
Camp Bisco2007
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2007The Police, Tool, Widespread Panic, The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips, String Cheese Incident, Ween, The Decemberists, The Roots, Kings of Leon, Wolfmother, The Black Keys, DJ Shadow, Spoon, STS9, El-P & Aesop Rock, Clutch, Cold War Kids, Girl Talk, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, The Black Angels, The Little Ones, David CrossManchester, TN2007/06/14-17
Popped! Music FestivalPhiladelphia, PA2008
Camp Bisco2008
Festival 82009
Camp Bisco2009
Camp Bisco2010
FYF Fest2010
CoachellaLCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z, Yeasayer, Dillinger Escape Plan, Aeroplane, Muse, Faith No More, Tiesto, Hot Chip, Coheed & Cambria, The XX, Les Claypool, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, Gorillaz, Phoenix, Orbital, Infected Mushroom, Julian Casablancas, Local Natives2010/04/16-18
Camp Bisco2011
FYF Fest2011
Identity FestivalThe Disco Biscuits, Pretty Lights, Crystal MethodHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA2011/09/01First Disco Biscuits show in LA since 2009, and they were the only reason I went. Festival drew a very young EDM crowd.
Identity FestivalThe Disco Biscuits, KaskadeSleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA2011/09/02Similar to the prior night, this was essentially an EDC crowd. Left during Kaskade's set, which I did not enjoy.
Camp Bisco2012
Telluride Bluegrass Festival2012
Mayan Holidaze2012/01/27
City Bisco2013
FYF Fest2013
Camp Bisco2013
Joshua Tree Music FestivalPapadosio, The Egg, Ganga Giri, The Main Squeeze, Jelly Bread, Mexico 68Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, CA2013/05/17-19
Camp Bisco 12The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, STS9, Digital Tape Machine, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Squarepusher, Bassnectar, Gigamesh, Aeroplane, Lotus, Passion Pit, Twiddle, The WerksIndian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, NY2013/07/11-13
High Sierra Music FestivalPlumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA2014
Telluride Bluegrass Festival2014
FYF Fest2014
McDowell Mountain Music FestivalSTS9, The Disco Biscuits, Spafford, Gramatik, Ex Mag, Russ Liquid, The FlooziesMargaret T Hance Park, Phoenix, AZ2014/03/28-29
Joshua Tree Music FestivalKraak & SmaakJoshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, CA2014/05/15-18
Sunset Strip Music Festival2014/09/20
Dominican HolidazeBreathless Resort and Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic2014/12/04
High Sierra Music FestivalPlumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA2015
Psycho CA2015
Joshua Tree Music Festival2016/05/12-15
Joshua Tree Music Festival2015/10/10
Dominican HolidazeThe Disco Biscuits, STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Lotus, Lettuce, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Shpongle, The FlooziesBreathless Resort and Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic2016/12/1-5
High Sierra Music FestivalWeen, STS9, Gov't Mule, Snarky Puppy, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio Band, Ott & The All-Seeing I, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, DopapodPlumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA2017/7/5-8
Northwest String SummitYonder Mountain String Band, The Travelin' McCourysHorning's Hideout, North Plains, OR2017/07/13-16
Outside LandsMetallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, Future Islands, Schoolboy Q, Kaytranada, Action Bronson, Thundercat, Dr Octagon, Khruangbin, S U R V I V EGolden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA2017/08/11-13