Friday, March 4, 2011

Concerts - UPDATE March 4, 2011


My ongoing list of concerts (at least those I can remember attending). Ordered at first by the number of times I’ve seen them, then randomly.
  1. The Tragically Hip (about 30 times, starting at Alfie's in 1984 and ending most recently at The 9:30 Club in D.C.)
  2. Great Big Sea (6 times)
  3. Josh Ritter (4 times)
  4. Barenaked Ladies (3 times)

  5. Cowboy Junkies (3 times)
  6. The Decemberists (3 times)
  7. Sarah Harmer (3 times)
  8. Barra MacNeils (2 times)
  9. Billy Bragg (2 times)
  10. Blue Rodeo
(2 times)
  11. Crash Test Dummies (2 times)
  12. David Gray (2 times)
  13. Fiona Apple (2 times)
  14. Garnet Rogers (2 times)
  15. Johnny Clegg and Savuka (2 times)
  16. Neko Case (2 times)
  17. Sloan (2 times)
  18. Supertramp (at the old Exhibition Stadium - 2 nights)
  19. The Watchmen (2 times)
  20. Genesis
  21. Elton John
  22. The Spoons
  23. David Wilcox
  24. The Icicle Works
  25. Spirit of the West
  26. China Crisis
  27. Johnny Clegg Band
  28. Midnight Oil (at the old Forum in Montreal)
  29. Hothouse Flowers
  30. Sarah McLachlan (on her first ever tour in Montreal)
  31. Rawlins Cross
  32. The Pogues (Shane MacGowan, pissed out of his brains, swilling from a huge bottle of red wine while dropping the lyric sheets for “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” after each verse was a particular highlight)
  33. The Waterboys
  34. Andrew Cash
  35. Peter Mulvey
  36. Jason Ringenberg
  37. James McMurtry
  38. Aimee Mann (not a good show: I think she was stoned)
  39. Jonatha Brook
  40. Ani DiFranco
  41. The Roots
  42. Leftover Salmon
  43. Bela Fleck
  44. Beth Orton
  45. The Proclaimers
  46. Bill Morrissey
  47. Rush (my first big concert, in Maple Leaf Gardens, a truly Canadian first concert experience)
  48. Adam Ezra
  49. Bleu
  50. Cracker
  51. Our Lady Peace
  52. Sam Roberts Band
  53. Kevin Drew and Spirit If
  54. Broken Social Scene
  55. Bruce Cockburn
  56. Bruce Springsteen
  57. Peter Gabriel
  58. Tracy Chapman
  59. Sting
  60. Youssou N'Dour
  61. Habib Koite and Bamada
  62. Habib Koite, Afel Bacoum and Oliver
  63. Corky and the Juice Pigs
  64. Odds
  65. Toad the Wet Sprocket
  66. Max Webster
  67. Kim Mitchell
  68. Crash Vegas
  69. The New Pornographers
  70. Entrain
  71. Groovasaurus
  72. Huun-Huur-Tu
  73. The Waifs
  74. Indigo Girls
  75. Joules Graves (2 times)
  76. Melissa Ferrick
  77. Moxy Fruvous
  78. Pinetop Seven
  79. Rheostatics
  80. Ron Sexsmith
  81. Rusted Root

  82. Liz Berlin and Jenn Wertz
  83. Shawn Colvin
  84. Skydiggers
  85. Tarbox Ramblers
  86. Tom Waits
  87. Willy Porter
  88. The Waltons
  89. 54-40
  90. 13 Engines
  91. The Payolas
  92. Lost Dakotas
  93. Bootsauce
  94. The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir
  95. Messenjah
  96. Leahy
  97. The Lowest of the Low
  98. Parachute Club
  99. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
  100. Gowan (2 times)
  101. Baaba Maal
  102. Psychedelic Furs
  103. Triumph

4 comments:

  1. Rush?! OMG.

    Gutted to hear Aimee Mann wasn't on form - have always wanted to see her live

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  2. Hey, I was in high school! It was the Moving Pictures tour. "Today's Tom Sawyer, he gets high on you and the space he invades he gets by on you!"

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  3. And remember...Keith is Canadian. The brothers from the North stick together. At least Keith didn't admit to a McKenzie Brothers concert!

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  4. I will admit to attending the premier of Strange Brew, the McKenzie Brothers' movie. There may or may not have been an incident in the movie theatre involving someone letting an empty bottle roll all the way to the front of the theatre...

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