Live Music Log

A running list of bands I’ve seen… (photos collected here and here)


  • February 15: Waxahatchee / Madi Diaz
  • March 13: Manchester Orchestra / Foxing / Michigander
  • March 22: Cavetown
  • April 22: Jawbreaker, The Get Up Kids, Worriers (Philly)
  • May 13: Snapcase, Earth Crisis, Strife, Be Well,
  • May 19: Iceage / Wiki
  • June 7: Bon Iver / Bonny Light Horseman
  • July 25: Run the Jewels / Rage Against the Machine
  • August 20: Los Campesinos!, proper. (Toronto)
  • October 10: oso oso, Anxious, MAGS
  • October 19: Quicksand, Shiner
  • November 4: Soccer Mommy, Lightning Bug
  • November 17: Turnstile, Snail Mail


  • August 3: Japanese Breakfast / Mannequin Pussy (Rochester)
  • August 26: Wilco / Sleater-Kinney
  • September 16: Hop Along
  • November 21: Beach Bunny (Cleveland)


Uh, just a globakl pandemic.


  • April 30: Vampire Weekend
  • July 26: Snail Mail / Sasami (Cleveland)
  • August 6: Interpol / Surfbort
  • August 13: Iron Maiden / The Raven Age
  • November 1: Johnny Revolting


  • April 24: Afghan Whigs / Built to Spill
  • June 3: Kendrick Lamar / Schoolboy Q / Jay Rock / etc.
  • August 3: Descendents / A Wilhelm Scream / Pavers
  • August 8: Band of Horses / Bonny Doon
  • September 21: Bully / JEFF the Brotherhood / Made Violent
  • September 25: J. Cole / Young Thug / Earthgang


  • Buried Alive / Chokehold / Jesus Piece / Trail of Lies / Clear Focus
  • Beach Slang
  • Sebadoh
  • Quicksand / No Joy
  • The New Pornographers / Cloud Nothings
  • Saintseneca
  • Frightened Rabbit / Torres
  • Wavves
  • Minus the Bear / Beach Slang


  • Ted Leo / Ian Sweet
  • Longest War
  • Dave Smalley / Against All Hope
  • Rogue Wave
  • Failures’ Union
  • Snapcase / Endpoint / Grade
  • Judge / World Be Free / Black X
  • Neko Case / Jennifer O’Connor


  • Desaparecidos / The So So Glos
  • Knapsack
  • Waxahatchee / Girlpool
  • Kool AD
  • St. Vincent (Mar 5)
  • Blonde Redhead
  • Quicksand
  • Neutral Milk Hotel (Apr 21)
  • Sleater-Kinney / Waxahatchee
  • Saintseneca / The Sidekicks (Oct 14)


  • Longest War Grade
  • Pinback / Tera Melos
  • Field Trip (TO): Broken Social Scene / Constantines / CHVRCHES / Washed Out / Gord Downie & The Sadies / Hydra / Fucked Up / Do Make Say Think / BadBadNotGood / Lowell


  • Frightened Rabbit / Wintersleep (Toronto)
  • Frightened Rabbit / (Rochester, Oct 19)
  • Broken Social Scene


  • Rev25 NYC (Oct 11, 12, 13): Chain of Strength / Bold / Into Another / Texas is the Reason / Sick of it All / Shades Apart / Supertouch / Battery / Damnation AD / Underdog / Gameface / Mouthpiece / Youth of Today






The Most Serene Republic / Miracle Fortress


  • Pretty Girls Make Graves (Rochester, NY)
  • Jul 13: Lifetime / The Bronx / The Thermals (July 13)
  • Oct 27: Death Cab for Cutie / Ted Leo (Rochester)
  • Sept 30: Built to Spill (Buffalo)


  • Mar 18: Slint (NYC)
  • May 14: Ryan Adams

2004 – 2011 (Back in Buffalo)

  • Bright Eyes
  • Against Me!
  • Belle & Sebastian
  • Built to Spill
  • Cursive
  • Dillinger Escape Plan
  • The Evens
  • Every Time I Die / Hundredth
  • The Failure’s Union
  • Conor Oberst / Feist / The Magic Numbers
  • Fuck You Pay Me
  • Hoover / Medications
  • New Pornographers
  • Pissing Match
  • Pixies
  • Rob Crow
  • Superchunk
  • Death Cab for Cutie / Ted Leo & Pharmascists
  • Lifetime / The Thermals / The Bronx
  • The Walkmen
  • The War on Drugs
  • Wreckage

1999 – 2004 (Seattle era)

The Anniversary Aveo At the Drive-in / Jealous Sound / No Knife The Album Leaf Ben Folds The Black Crowes Black Eyes Blonde Redhead The Blood Brothers Bob Mould Botch Bright Eyes Built to Spill Champion Caribou Carissa’s Wierd Cave In Cursive Damien Jurado David Bazan Death Cab for Cutie Denali The Dismemberment Plan Engine Down Enon The Faint Frank Black Gang of Four The Get Up Kids Grandaddy Hot Hot Heat Hot Rod Circuit Hot Snakes Ida Idlewild International Noise Conspiracy The Jealous Sound Jen Wood Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter Jimmy Eat World John Vanderslice June of 44 Juno Karate Kinski Les Savy Fav The Long Winters Low Lungfish Maceo Parker The Magnetic Fields Maktub Milemarker Minus the Bear Modest Mouse Mogwai Murder City Devils Pedro the Lion Pretty Girls Make Graves Q and Not U Quasi Rainer Maria Radio 4 Red Stars Theory REM Rival Schools S Saves the Day The Sea and Cake The Shins The Six Parts Seven Sleater-Kinney Sonic Youth Stephen Malkmus Stereolab Sunny Day Real Estate Tenacious D Terror These Arms Are Snakes Tristeza Ugly Casanova Unwound Weezer Wilco 764-Hero


  • April 14: Grandaddy, Saves the Day, The Fire Theft, Hey Mercedes (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • April 2: Stereolab, Tortoise (Showbox, Seattle, WA)


  • December 14: Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • November 1: John Vanderslice, Jen Wood (Graceland, Seattle)
  • October 17: Cursive, Blood Brothers (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • September 27: The Fire Theft (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • September 1: Bumbershoot (REM, Wilco, The Shins, Modest Mouse)
  • August 25: Hot Water Music (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • June 14: The Blood Brothers (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • May 15: Lungfish, Juno (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • April 5: Bright Eyes (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • March 28: Idlewild, French Kicks, The Natural History (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • February 21: Minus the Bear, These Arms are Snakes, Cobra High (Chop Suey, Seattle, WA)
  • February 7: Pretty Girls Make Graves (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • January 24: Hot Hot Heat, Hint Hint (Graceland, Seattle, WA)


  • Pretty Girls Make Graves
  • September 1: Bumbershoot: Modest Mouse, The Shins, Sonic Youth, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie
  • July 23: Hey Mercedes, Piebald, Koufax (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • February 22: Death Cab for Cutie, Dismemberment Plan (EMP, Seattle, WA)


  • December 14: Sleater-Kinney, Pretty Girls Make Graves (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • December 7: The Hives, International Noise Conspriracy, Milemarker (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • November 17: Ugly Casanova (Graceland, Seattle, WA, US)
  • November 16: Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Anniversary, The Mars Volta (Graceland, Seattle, WA, US)
  • November 15: Weezer, Tenacious D, Jimmy Eat World (Key Arena, Seattle, WA)
  • November 6: Cave In (Paradox, Seattle, WA)
  • October 26: Stereolab (Showbox, Seattle)
  • October 5: Death Cab for Cutie (Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA)
  • September 19: Rival Schools, Burning Airlines, Action Slacks (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • September 1: Bumbershoot (Black Crowes, Built to Spill, Low, Old 97s,
  • August 25: Superchunk (Mural Ampitheater, Seattle, WA)
  • June 30: Built to Spill, The Delusions, Suffocation Keep (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • June 16: Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • June 5: Mogwai (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • May 10: Frank Black and the Catholics (Showbox, Seattle)
  • April 27: Modest Mouse (Paramount Theatre, Seattle)
  • April 4: Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Small Brown Bike (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • February 3: Death Cab for Cutie, Jealous Sound, The And/Ors (Showbox, Seattle)


  • November 14: At the Drive-in, Murder City Devils (Showbox, Seattle, WA, US)
  • November 12: Built to Spill (EMP, Seattle, WA)
  • November 10: Juno, Karate, Padre (Paradox Theatre, Seattle)
  • November 2: Juno, Dismemberment Plan, Radio 4 (Crocodile Cafe, Seattle)
  • September 23: Jets to Brazil, Pedro the Lion, J Majesty (Graceland, Seattle)
  • September 12: Get Up Kids, The Anniversary, Koufax (Graceland, Seattle)
  • September 4: Bumbershoot (Modest Mouse, Death Cab, Murder City Devils, The Magnetic Fields, Maktub, Pedro the Lion)
  • August 15: Avail, Leatherface, Dillinger 4 (Graceland, Seattle, WA)
  • June 23: Bob Mould (EMP Opening)
  • June 20: Sunny Day Real Estate, No Knife, The Jealous Sound (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • June 16: Modest Mouse, Love as Laughter (Showbox, Seattle)
  • June 1: Medeski, Martin and Wood (Moore Theatre, Seattle)


  • Dec 7: Built to Spill (Showbox, Seattle, WA)
  • November 19: Modest Mouse (Hub Ballroom, Seattle, WA, US)
  • June 14: Burning Airlines, The Pavers (Kingsnake Lounge, Buffalo)
  • May 26: Snapcase and Avail
  • April 13: Jets to Brazil, Euphone, Counterclockwise, They Live (Discovery Records, Tonawanda NY)

Pre 1999

108 Against All Hope Ani DiFranco Avail Bad Religion Battery Beastie Boys Beta Minus Mechanic Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Black Train Jack Blonde Redhead Bluetip Boredoms Boysetsfire Braid Buried Alive Burning Airlines Chamberlain/Split Lip Channel Chokehold Chisel Coalesce Converge Copper Damnation AD Deadguy The Deftones Descendents Despair The Dismemberment Plan (put on show) DRI (put on show) / TSOL Dropkick Murphys Earth Crisis Elliott Endpoint Engine Kid Envy Euphone Face to Face Fadeaway Falling Forward Faraquet Farside Floorpunch Fugazi Gameface George Clinton & Parliment/Funkadelic The Get Up Kids Girls Against Boys Grade Green Day Guilt Hatebreed Hey Mercedes Hot Water Music Iceburn Ignite Integrity Into Another The Jazz June Jets to Brazil Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Juno (put on show) Kerosene 454 Kite Eating Tree Lifetime Luscious Jackson The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Morrissey Most Secret Method Mouthpiece Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds NOFX Orange 9mm Outspoken The Promise Ring Public Enemy Quicksand Refused Ricochet Rocket from the Crypt Rollins Band Samuel Seaweed Sensefield Shades Apart Shelter Shift Shudder to Think Sick of it All Slugfest Smashing Pumpkins Snapcase Social Distortion Soul Coughing Sparkmarker Strife Sunny Day Real Estate Superchunk Ten Yard Fight Texas is the Reason Thursday A Tribe Called Quest Turmoil Unbroken Undertow Union Velocity Girl Violent Femmes V.O.D. Ween Weston Whirlpool Yo La Tengo


  • April 11: Superchunk, the Disappointments, shark quest, counter clockwise, Grey in between (UB, Buffalo NY)
  • November 3: Braid, jejune, situation at 1200, angels in the architecture (Buffalo N.Y.)


  • Michigan Fest: Despair, Mineral, Jimmy Eat World, Chisel, The Van Pelt, Thursday, Ink and Dagger, Guilt, By the Grace of God, Boys Life
  • January 2: Despair, Brothers Keeper, Harvest, Lockjaw, earthmover, sons of Abraham (Mercury Theatre, Buffalo) - - April 26: Slugfest, Cast Iron Hike, Brothers Keeper
  • May 7: Snapcase, Elliott, ink & dagger, nine ironspitfire (Showplace Theatre, Buffalo NY)
  • July 23: Snapcase, Despair, Envy, Union, No Reason, Lockjaw, Pride, Counterstrike (Mercury Theatre, Tonawanda NY)
  • November 9: Union, Grade, all Out War, Libertine (Buffalo Ny)


  • January 1: Snapcase, Turmoil, Endeavor, Despair, Deadguy, Beta Minus Mechanic, Six Feet Deep, One King Down, Hourglass (Syracuse, NY)
  • February 17: Turmoil, VOD, Despair, Union, Pillar (Showplace Theatre, Buffalo NY)
  • April 20, 1996: Texas is the Reason (Showplace Theatre, Buffalo NY)
  • June 21: Mouthpiece, envy, digression, daybreak (main/transit firehall, Williamsville NY)
  • July 7: Despair, Brothers Keeper, Harvest (Showplace Theatre, Buffalo NY)
  • December 31: Despair, Turmoil, Battery, Brothers Keeper, Enkindel, Union, Cast Iron Hike, Elliott


  • March 26: Sick of it All, Orange 9mm
  • June 26: 108, Bloodlet, Envy, hourglass (Niagara Hotel, Lockport)
  • July 23: Mouthpiece, Cornerstone, Envy, Halfmast, Plagued with Rage (Lockport)
  • September 8: VOD, half mast, drought, hourglass, daybreak
  • November 19: Rocket from the Crypt (buff state)


  • April 6: Sensefield, Snapcase, blend, Jasta 14, campfire (the Icon, Buffalo NY)
  • Jul 29: Green Day, Pansy Division
  • May 1994 - Earth Crisis, Jasta 14, Copper
  • June 5: Endpoint, Shift, Falling Forward, Empathy
  • June 17, 1994 - Outspoken, Chokehold, Moment of Truth
  • July 29: Green Day, Pansy Division
  • September 18, 1994 - Turmoil, IND, Redline, Envy
  • Also: Fadeaway, Into Another


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First Concert: Kenny G

Last Concert: Bon Iver

Best Concert: Fugazi

Worst Concert: Kenny G

Loudest Concert: The Pixies or Sleater-Kinney

Seen the most: Despair

Most Surprising: Idlewild

Next Concert: RATM/RTJ

Wish I could’ve seen: the Clash

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