Note: anything between U2 at the Carrier Dome and the White Stripes at the Orpheum I pretty much guessed at the dates. I'm also not counting when I saw the Pointer Sisters when I was 3, because I don't remember it, Arlo Guthrie when I was 11 or anything else I went to with my parents (Willie Nelson, Anne Murray, uh... Joan Baez I think?).

  • Warren Zevon/X- Landmark Theater, Syracuse 10/6/1987
  • U2 Carrier Dome- 10/9/1987
  • Echo & The Bunnymen/Leather Nun- Bailey Hall, Cornell 2/7/1988
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers- Ithaca College 1/15/1989
  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians/Aztec Camera- Ithaca College 4/20/1990
  • Midnight Oil- Cornell 2/20/1991
  • Jesus Jones/Soho- SUNY Cortland 4/28/1991
  • Black Crowes/Jayhawks- Cornell 6/20/1991
  • Weird Al- Landmark Theater, Syracuse ca. 1992
  • They Might Be Giants- Syracuse U 5/10/1992
  • They Might Be Giants- Cornell 5/20/1992
  • They Might Be Giants- State Theater, ithaca 6/6/1993
  • Shane MacGowan & the Popes- Mean Fiddler, Dublin 1995?
  • Rusted Root - Grassroots festival - sometime in the early 90s.
  • David Byrne- State Theater, Ithaca 6/6/1994
  • Shane MacGowan & the Popes/The Frames- NYC Randall's Island 1995?
  • Rolling Stones- Carrier Dome 10/15/1998
  • Ashley MacIsaac- Johnny D's Somerville - 2001-ish
  • the Levellers- Paradise 3/3/2001
  • Beck- Harvard 9/15/2001
  • Sleater-Kinney/Black Keys- Lupo's, Providence RI 2/14/2002
  • The Rapture- Middle East Downstairs 4/4/2002
  • Wire- Middle East Downstairs 6/6/2002
  • They Might Be Giants- Hatch Shell, Boston 7/6/2002
  • Beck/Flaming Lips- Orpheum Boston 7/7/2002
  • The Faint/Les Savy Fav- Roxy Boston 9/1/2002
  • Interpol/Raveonettes- Avalon Boston 10/10/2002
  • White Stripes/Whirlwind Heat- Orpheum Boston 4/20/2003
  • Iggy Pop/Hot hot Heat/Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Fischerspooner-BOA Pavilion Boston 5/6/2003
  • Beck/Black Keys/Dashboard Confessional- BOA Pavilion Boston 5/24/2003
  • Blur- Avalon Boston 7/18/03
  • Stooges/Sonic Youth- Jones Beach, NY 8/7/2003
  • the Mobius Band- Great Scott 8/21/2003
  • Echo & The Bunnymen/the Stills- 9/16/2003 Paradise, Boston
  • Mission of Burma/Daughters/TV Smith- Lupo's, Providence RI 10/4/2003
  • Billy Idol- BOA Pavilion 10/5/2003
  • LeTigre- Roxy 11/19/2003
  • Interpol/Secret Machines- Avalon 11/20/2003
  • The Stills/Ratatat- TT The Bear's 2/3/2004
  • Adult./Magas- Paradise 4/20/2004
  • Kraftwerk- Montreal 4/24/2004
  • Sleater-Kinney/the Thermals- Roxy 4/24/2004
  • Mission of Burma/Dresden Dolls- Avalon 5/22/2004
  • Strokes/Stills- Orpheum 5/16/2004
  • Stills- Bill's Bar 6/4/2004
  • Violent Femmes- Landsdowne St. 6/4/2004
  • Franz Ferdinand- Avalon 6/16/2004
  • The Stills- Clinton Castle, NY 7/15/2004
  • The Wrens/Bon Savants/Choo Choo La Rouge- Middle East 10/4/2004
  • Interpol/Erase Errata?- Avalon 10/12/2004
  • Laibach- Paradise 11/6/2004
  • Pixies/Mission of Burma- Tsongas Arena 12/1/2004
  • Razorlight/the Features- Middle East 1/10/2005
  • Secret Machines/Moving Units/Autolux- Middle East 1/27/2005
  • Radio 4- Paradise 4/1/2005
  • Bloc Party- Paradise 4/5/2005
  • Out Hud- Middle East 4/6/2005
  • Adult./Gold Chains/Sue Cie- Middle East 4/30/2005
  • LCD Soundsystem/M.I.A.- Avalon 6/9/2005
  • Nine Inch Nails/QotSA/DFA 79- Boston Garden 9/15/2005
  • Beck- BOA Pavilion 9/29/2005
  • Franz Ferdinand/Sons & Daughters/Cut Copy- Orpheum 10/15/2005
  • Broken Social Scene/Feist- Avalon 10/21/2005
  • LCD Soundsystem/the Juan Maclean- Roxy 11/20/2005
  • Mos Def & Talib Kweli/Jean Grae/et. al.- Roxy 12/1/2005
  • the Juan Maclean- Paradise 2/3/2006
  • Nine Inch Nails- Amherst 2/27/2006
  • Wolf Parade/Holy Fuck- Lupo's 4/8/2006
  • Ladytron/French Kicks- Paradise 4/17/2006
  • Dresden Dolls- Orpheum 4/21/2006
  • Jamie Lidell/Jimmy Edgar- Great Scott 4/24/2006
  • Nine Inch Nails/Bauhaus/Peaches- Tweeter Center 6/23/2006
  • Joe Jackson/Graham Maby/Dave Houghton- Somerville Theater 6/28/2006
  • TV On the Radio/Yeah Yeah Yeahs- City Hall Plaza 8/10/2006
  • Matmos/So Percussion/Keith Fullerton Whitman, MFA- 10/12/2006
  • The Rapture/Locksley- Axis 11/1/2006
  • Jamie Lidell/Kid Koala- Paradise 11/16/2006
  • Mission of Burma/Oneida- Paradise 1/20/2007
  • Clinic/Holy Fuck- Middle East 3/11/2007
  • ADULT./Erase Errata- Great Scott 4/7/07
  • LCD Soundsystem/Yacht- Avalon 5/11/2007
  • the Kooks- Newbury Comics in-store performance 5/13/2007
  • The Faint- Avalon 5/26/07
  • Radio 4/Emergency Music- Harper's Ferry Allston 5/31/07
  • The Stills/the Wonderful Spells- Great Scott Allston 6/7/07
  • Motor- Axis Boston 6/30/07
  • Maximo Park/The Oolahs - Paradise, Boston 7/11/07
  • Crowded House/Pete Yorn/Liam Finn - BoA pavilion, Boston 08/05/07
  • Daft Punk/the Rapture - Keyspan Arena Brooklyn NY 08/09/07
  • Editors/Biffy Clyro/Ra Ra Riot - Paradise, Boston 09/06/07
  • Underworld/John Digweed/Dave Ralph - BoA Pavilion, Boston 09/15/07
  • !!!/The Field - Paradise Boston 10/12/07
  • Editors - Orpheum 1/19/08
  • Jamie Lidell/Janelle Monae - Paradise 6/7/08
  • !!! - Paradise Boston 7/17/08
  • Wire, Middle East Boston 10/8/08
  • Moderat (Modeselektor & Apparat), Paradise Boston 05/24/09
  • !!!, Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge 09/04/09
  • the Twilight Sad/BrakesBrakesBrakes/ We Were Promised Jetpacks, Great Scott Allston 10/07/09
  • Simian Mobile Disco, Paradise Boston 10/27/09
  • Pixies/Jay Reatard, Wang Theatre Boston 11/27/09
  • the Futureheads, Paradise Boston 06/07/10
  • Locos Por Juana, Grassroots Festival T-Burg NY 07/10
  • Counting Crows/Augustana, Foxwoods casino CT 08/14/10
  • Jamie Lidell/Tony Castles, Royale Boston 09/11/10
  • Gang of Four/Hollerado, Paradise Boston 02/07/11
  • Glasvegas, Brighton Music Hall Boston 05/26/11
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic, Orpheum Boston 10/15/11
  • Animal Hospital/Beautiful Weekend, Pozen Center, Mass Art Boston 12/04/11
  • New Highway Hymnal/Quilt/Sand Reckoner/Creaturos 1/21/12, Great Scott Allston
  • Mission of Burma/Shepherdess, Brighton Music Hall 1/21/12
  • Fujiya & Miyagi/Shirts & Skins/Soft Pyramid, Great Scott Allston 1/22/12
  • Michael Braga Memorial Show: Narcoterror/Dark Flow/Joe Turner & the Seven Levels/Abunai Magic Room, Brighton 1/27/12
  • Thick Shakes/Ghost box Orchestra/Royal Wedding/Leagues 1/28/12 Rosebud, Davis Square
  • Swervedriver 3/29/12, Brighton Music Hall
  • Deep Heaven Now 5: 5/4-5/5/12 at PA's Lounge & Precinct in Somerville, MA. Saw Ghost Box Orchestra, The December Sound, Boom! Said Thunderr, Sun Sister
  • Radiohead/Caribou, Great Woods Comcast Center 5/29/12 (missed Caribou because of traffic :o()
  • Mogwai/The Soft Moon/Balam Acab, 6/16/12 House of Blues Boston
  • Codeine, 6/30/12 at Brighton Music Hall Allston
  • Hot Chip/the Chromatics, 7/17/12 House of Blues Boston
  • Liars, 7/24/12 Paradise Boston
  • Blues Control/Excusamwa/TAPS/Double Awake, 8/3/12 O'Briens Pub Allston
  • Maximo Park/Stagnant Pools/Zambri, 9/10/12 Middle east downstairs, Cambridge
  • Jesus and Mary Chain/Vandelles/Psychic Paramount 9/11/12 Paradise Boston (won tickets!)
  • Jesus and Mary Chain/Vandelles/Psychic Paramount 9/12/12 Paradise Boston (had already bought tickets!)
  • Bloc Party, 9/14/12 House of Blues Boston
  • Mono/Chris Brokaw 9/16/12 Brighton Music Hall, Allston
  • Deerhoof/Buke and Gass/The Big Big Bucks, 9/18/12, Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA
  • Grizzly Bear 9/22/12, Orpheum Theater, Boston
  • Raveonettes, 10/7/12, Paradise
  • Mean Creek 10/11/12, Brighton music Hall
  • Menomena/PVT, 10/13/12, Brighton Music Hall
  • Silversun Pickups/Cloud Nothings/Atlas Genius, 10/17/12, Orpheum Theater, Boston
  • Matthew Dear 11/14/12, Paradise
  • Twilight Sad/Errors, 11/20/12 Great Scott, Allston
  • Simian Mobile Disco, 12/11/12 Paradise, Allston
  • Mouse on Mars, 3/3/13 Great Scott, Allston
  • Tame Impala/The Growl, 3/12/13 House of Blues Boston
  • Jamie Lidell/Empress Of/Ludwig Persik, 4/11/13 Brighton Music Hall, Allston
  • Four Tet/Anthony Naples/Ricardo Donoso 05/14/13 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
  • !!!/Sinkane 05/16/13 Sinclair, Cambridge
  • Junip 06/12/13 Brighton Music Hall, Allston
  • Man or Astroman?/Jacuzzi Boys 06/19/13 Sinclair, Cambridge
  • Wire/Bear in Heaven 07/12/13 Sinclair, Cambridge
  • Big Country 07/24/13 Johnny D's, Somerville
  • Dick Dale/Three Day Threshold 07/25/13 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
  • The Melvins/Honky 07/29/13 Paradise, Boston
  • New Order/Holy Ghost! 7/31/13 BOA Pavilion, Boston
  • Adam Ant/Prima Donna 08/19/13 Royale, Boston
  • The Cult/White Hills 08/23/13 House of Blues, Boston
  • Peter Hook & the Light 09/10/13 Paradise, Boston
  • Girls Against Boys (with David Yow!) 9/10/13 Great Scott, Allston
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Arc Iris/Bent Shapes 10/01/13 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
  • Nine inch Nails/Godspeed You! Black Emperor 10/11/13 Boston Garden, Boston
  • Ian Anderson 10/12/13 Wang Theater, Boston
  • Simple Minds 10/20/13 Wilbur Theater, Boston
  • The Dickies/Burning Streets/Duck and Cover 11/3/13 Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge
  • My Bloody Valentine/Dumb Numbers 11/7/13 House of Blues, Boston
  • Wooden Shjips/Cave/Ghost Box Orchestra 11/12/13 Great Scott, Allston
  • Cut Copy/Larry Gus/Kirin J Callanan 11/16/13 House of Blues, Boston
  • MGMT/Kuroma 12/05/13 Orpheum, Boston
  • Goblin/Zombi 12/10/13 Sinclair, Cambridge
  • Queens of the Stone Age/The Kills 12/13/13 Agganis Arena, Boston
  • Arctic Monkeys/Deerhunter/the Orwells 02/06/14 Agganis Arena, Boston
  • Oneida/CROSSS/Lair 3/1/14 the Lily Pad, Cambridge
  • Rocket From the Crypt/Ex Hex 4/1/14 Brighton Music Hall, Allston
  • Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden 7/29/14, Xfinity Center (aka former Great Woods), Mansfield MA
  • !!!/Bearstronaut 8/1/14 Great Scott, Allston
  • Twilight Sad/Port St. Willow 2/23/15 Great Scott Allston
  • Ellen Allien DJ set 3/12/15 Middlesex Lounge Cambridge
  • the Juan MacLean/Heidemann/Kid Drunkadelic 4/28/15 Brighton Music Hall, Allston
  • Hot Chip/Sinkane 6/4/15 House of Blues, Boston
  • Morrissey (no opening act, just a slide show) 6/24/15, Hanover Theater, Worcester
  • Talib Kweli 9/3/15 Ithaca Commons, Ithaca NY
  • Ride 10/3/15, Paradise Boston
  • !!!/Animal Talk/Stereolad 11/16/15 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
  • Mega Ran/MC Chris 03/10/16 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
  • Guided by Voices 07/11/16 Paradise, Boston
  • Duran Duran/Chic 07/17/16, Xfinity Center Mansfield MA
  • Peaches/DJ Colby Drasher 09/14/16, Roxy Boston
  • Lush/Tamaryn 09/15/16, Roxy Boston
  • Buzzcocks/Residuels/The Welch Boys 09/27/16, Roxy Boston
  • Gang of Four/The Faint 10/06/16, Paradise Boston
  • ADULT./Void Vision 5/17/17 - Great Scott Boston
  • The Avalanches/Coralcola Royale Boston 6/12/17
  • Juan Maclean (DJ set)/Marcus Marr (DJ set) 11/28/17 - Great Scott, Boston
  • Editors/House of Harm 05/16/18, Paradise Boston
  • Janelle Monae/St. Beauty 07/21/18 - Blue Hills Pavilion, Boston
  • Nine Inch Nails/the Jesus & Mary Chain/Daniel Avery 10/19/18- Wang Center, Boston
  • Juan Atkins DJ set 10/31/18- MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA

Also seen tons of international groups (King Sunny Ade, Angelique Kidjo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Celtic groups (Dervish, Altan, Capercaillie like 5 times, Solas a ton of times, Cherish the Ladies etc.), whatever hippie groups (Donna the Buffalo, Rusted Root), but I didn't count them because it was the early-mid 90s. I don't really remember the 90s.

Shows I had tickets for but couldn't make it for one reason or another:

  • U2, the Zoo TV tour in Albany (1992?). I had tickets, and my friend was supposed to come down to my college and stay the weekend and we'd drive up to the show. She flaked. I was out $80 because I didn't have a ride.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs, paradise 2002 (flu, sold the ticket)
  • Devo/Yeah Yeah Yeahs/stellastarr*, Central Park 2005 (stupid bus took 9 hrs to get to NYC from Boston, so I missed it. Still mad!)
  • Henry Rollins Spoken word thing, can't remember where, 2003? (I had strep throat)
  • Maximo Park, TT's 2005 - was on the guest list, but didn't know who they were and it was raining really hard and I didn't have a good way to get to the show, so I flaked. I still regret that!
  • The Stills, someplace in NYC 2005? They cancelled the show; they were going to reschedule it, but they didn't. Instead they refunded the tickets. Alas.
  • VHS or Beta, Middle East, 2005 - the label rep said I was on the guest list, but when I got there I totally wasn't!
  • Editors, Paradise 2006 - the dude said I was on the guest list (the spots were the prize in some drawing, but the chick who drew the prize didn't want it and gave it to me!) However, when I got there I totally wasn't on the list and it was sold out. I was bummed.
  • !!!/Holy Fuck, Paradise 5/13/07 - got tickets way in advance and they moved the show's date and place. I didn't find out about the new info (moved 3 days earlier) until way too late. Still so bummed about that!
  • Head Automatica/Radio 4, Great Scott 1/10/09 - Radio 4 flipped their van and wrecked all their equipment. Luckily, nobody was hurt! I think Head Automatica still played, but I really only wanted to see R4.
  • Maximo Park, Paradise Boston 09/20/09 - they cancelled the show! Bummer!
  • Simian Mobile Disco/the Juan MacLean, Paradise Boston 03/21/11 - feeling sick, weather is crappy, just feeling generally run-down and lame.
  • Mission of Burma/Shepherdess, Brighton Music Hall 1/21/12 - stayed for opening band and 2 songs of MoB before drunken annoying friend got kicked out and I had to walk him home and keep him from driving. Argh.
  • DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist/Edan, House of blues Boston. 09/13/14. I don't know why I didn't go to this. I'm a complete dumbass. I think I was tired and not feeling well and was at the boyfriend's house across town in Somerville.
may 17 2007 ∞
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