Name three bands or musicians that you hope to see live some day

I’m not going to answer. However, I will tell you one band I wish I had seen, back in about 1976… Little Feat. Their two albums, The Last Record Album and Feats Don’t Fail Me Now were incredible.

Alas, I won’t see them live now. I’m generally not into seeing old bands in their current forms. Most of the time, they are a sad shadow of their former selves. My son saw U2 a few weeks ago. I would have gone to that show, except for how I greatly prefer seeing live music in much smaller settings.

By the way, I would love to hear your answer to which three bands or musicians you would like to see. (And thanks to Plinky for that great prompt.)

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10 Replies to “Name three bands or musicians that you hope to see live some day”

  1. I would like to see Low, King Crimson & Kathleen Edwards. 

    Also, I would like to have seen the Beatles at their prime (around 1969–70) and Pink Floyd with both Waters & Gilmour.

  2. Romuald Tecco, former first chair violinist for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, performing “The Lark Ascending” by Vaughn Williams as his final performance with the orchestra in 1997. I heard it on the radio and recorded it. Would’ve liked to have been there.

  3. In my college days I saw Moody Blues, Santana, Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, U2 (for $4.75!). I wouldn’t mind seeing U2 and Santana again. REM would be excellent.

    When I was a freshman, the Beach Boys and the Doobie Bros. each played concerts at KU. I didn’t go because at the timeit seemed better to invest in an album ($6) than a one-time performance ($8), and I didn’t like the direction the Doobies had gone with their music anyway.

  4. If David Gilmour or Mark Knopfler came through, I’d try to see them if I could afford it.

    1. Tim, I would have enjoyed seeing the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt & U2 back then. (I saw U2 in about 1982, but it was in a huge arena, and I was on the very top row.)

      I did see the Beach Boys and the Doobie Brothers back then. And I saw REM about 3 times in the 80s. I wouldn’t want to see them now. Mark Knopfler? That would be a good show.

  5. Wow — being the age I’m at now, it is easier to go back in time and list the 3 I wish I had saw. How sad is that? I’m going to start there, and then think forward! 

    Wish I woulda seen:
    Nirvana
    Bowie in the 70’s
    Led Zeppelin
    Lou Reed
    Ramones

    Would like to see right now:
    Eminem
    U2 (I’ve seen them before, but they always seem relevant)
    The Black Keys (they’re sold out here on current tour)
    Lissie

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