This is a list of concerts I’ve seen (signed, major label bands):

  • Fugazi (Dayton twice – VFW Hall + outdoor; Raleigh, NC)
  • The Makeup (Raleigh w/Fugazi)
  • They Might Be Giants (twice in DeKalb, IL)
  • Elvis Costello (Raleigh, NC)
  • The Violent Femmes (Cincinnati twice, DeKalb)
  • Jane’s Addiction (Toledo and Lollapalooza I in Cleveland*)
  • Skinny Puppy (Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago twice)
  • Slipknot (Chicago twice, Osaka-Jo Hall)
  • Lamb of God + Shadows Fall (Chicago)
  • Ruby (Chicago)
  • Laibach (Chicago)
  • Ohgr (Chicago)
  • Black Sabbath (Ozzfest, Chicago)
  • Sponge (DeKalb)
  • Pigface (Cleveland twice, Detroit, Chicago)
  • White Zombie (Detroit twice)
  • Metric (Chicago)
  • The Chieftans (Chicago)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten (Chicago)
  • Diamanda Galas (Kent State)
  • The Pixies (Oberlin, OH)
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Cleveland)
  • Sinead O’Connor (Columbus)
  • ALL (Columbus, Cincinnati)
  • Tool (Detroit; Raleigh; Ames, IA)
  • Rammstein + Godhead (northern Indiana)
  • Metallica (Detroit)
  • Soul Asylum (DeKalb)
  • The Breeders (Detroit)
  • Pantera (Detroit, with White Zombie + Chemlab)
  • Anything Box (Chicago)
  • VNV Nation + Haujobb (Chicago)
  • Gorillaz (Chicago)
  • North Mississippi Allstars (DeKalb)
  • Cowboy Mouth (DeKalb)
  • Gravity Kills (DeKalb)
  • Nine Inch Nails (Cincinnati, Lollapalooza I in Cleveland, Chicago)
  • Liz Phair (Greenville, NC)
  • Marilyn Manson (Chicago, Raleigh)
  • Frank Black (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • T Model Ford, Hasil Adkins, Elmo Williams (Raleigh, NC)
  • Coal Chamber + Disturbed (Chicago)
  • GWAR (twice in Atlanta)
  • Pegboy (Bowling Green)
  • Peter, Paul and Mary (BG)
  • The Circle Jerks + Weirdos (Detroit)
  • Meat Beat Manifesto (opened for NIN in Cinci)
  • John Wesley Harding (Dekalb)
  • Prince! in Chicago
  • Morris Day and the Muthafuckin’ Time
  • The Pogues (Osaka – Namba Hatch)
  • High and Mighty Color (Osaka)
  • 凛として時雨 (Ling Tosite Sigure) – (Osaka – Big Cat)
  • Naked and Famous (Indy, Columbus)
  • Now, Now (Indy w/NaF)
  • CHVRCHES (Columbus in the rain)
  • Sleigh Bells (Cincinnati)
  • The Church + Psychedelic Furs (SLC)
  • Grimes (SLC in the park)

Big Festivals
Lollapalooza in Cleveland (Jane’s Addiction*, NIN, Living Colour, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ice-T with BodyCount, but I didn’t watch Butthole Surfers or Rollins Band)

Lollapalooza 2 in Cleveland (Lush, Jesus and Mary Chain, Soundgarden, Ice Cube, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I didn’t watch Pearl Jam)

Lollapalooza 3 in Detroit (Rage Against the Machine, Front-242, Babes in Toyland, Fishbone, Arrested Development, Dinosaur Jr. [yawn], Alice in Chains, Primus, Tool on the sidestage)

Lilith Fair in Columbus (Sinead O’Connor, Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant, but Sarah Maclachlan was sick)

Ozzfest 2001 (Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Crazy Town [ugh!], Papa Roach, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Mudvayne, Disturbed, Godhead, Otep, Union Underground, Nonpoint)

*Perry Ferell held my hand all the way thru “Standing in the Shower…Thinking”


One Response to Concerts

  1. lanie says:

    looking at this list is the most fun.

    guess which one made me laugh. ‘one of these things is not like the other…which of these things just doesn’t belong’

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