Post by know ID yuh on Jun 14, 2011 14:00:02 GMT -8
I don't have a top 10 yet, but I always refer to my imaginary top 10 never seen, so let's all put it out there. No Jeff Buckleys or 2Pacs allowed. After we all mention the greatest bands we've never seen live, it will be easier to rank them. Everyone likes crossing names off lists, right?
Gorillaz are fucking awesome. I paid $106 for floor seats and shitty NERD was opening which I missed half of and it was still totally worth it. Jay-Z also fucking kills it and puts on a great show.
Off the top of my head a few I would love to see (in no particular order)
The Strokes (just because I love Room on Fire and Is This It? so much, I dont even know if they are all that good live) Daft Punk Pulp (yes I stole that one from Know) Muse Gogol Bordello Queens of the Stone Age
David Bowie Tom Waits BJORK (I'm embarrassed I've never seen her. Hoping to remedy that next year) The Strokes Nick Cave (any iteration) Joanna Newsom Olivia Tremor Control/Circulatory System Belle and Sebastian Hot Chip Sufjan Stevens
Those are the ones that come to mind right away - just looking through my iTunes favorite artists. I'm embarrassed that I haven't seen about half that list, especially Bjork and Joanna Newsom, because I'm a devotee of both of them.
Mother Fucking Prince Daft Punk Bowie The Cure Elvis Costello (although I will be seeing him in about a month and a half. AWESOME) Girl Talk The Knife Justice Tribe Called Quest Fuck Buttons
I forgot about the Knife and Daft Punk, easily top ten. I don't think Bowie will ever happen, so I'm not including him. The Cure are outstanding. If you haven't had the chance to see Girl Talk and Fuck Buttons, that's your fault. Justice was ok. I've had two arguments with someone on this board who thinks Elvis is headliner worthy at Sasquatch. He's two different dudes live, one part scumbag punk god, and two parts pop pop pop catchy song dude. I much prefer the former, so I didn't like his show.
Well one of the things I love about Fiery Furnaces is that their live shows are about as unpredictable as unpredictable gets musically. The only thing you would recognize of their songs from recordings would be the lyrics and that's about it. They completely rework their songs for their tours. Matthew Friedberger is a mad genius.