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My Concert Experiences Ranked

I've seen a decent number of bands live and I like making lists so here it is. List is NOT based on how much I like their studio, but rather how well the bands sounded live and how much fun I had at their concert.
1Childish Gambino
Because the Internet


Best concert I've ever been to hands down. The crowd was so hype and Childish has such a great stage presence. Literally played through BTI and then did 8-10 songs from Royalty/Camp and a freestyle.
2Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


1st time I saw them live at Summerfest in Milwaukee. What an experience...seeing them close out with You Won't Know was mind-blowing and intense.
3Tigers Jaw
Tigers Jaw


Saw them with Dads and Touche Amore and they jammed so hard. Was a really intimate concert too and at the time it was my first intimate concert so I'll always remember it. They also played a Pavement cover which was dope.
4Cage The Elephant
Melophobia


Say what you will about their music but these guys have an AMAZING stage presence and their energy on stage is unmatched to any other band I've seen. Lead singer stage dived on the 2nd song.
5The Wonder Years
The Greatest Generation


Saw them on the tour for this album and it was incredible. See these guys live if you ever get the chance.
6Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind


One of my favorite bands so I'm a bit biased but these guys live is awesome. Saw them at the Egyptian Room.
7Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly


Saw him on tour for this album and he ended up playing only 3-4 songs off TPAB...which sucks but he played most of GKMC which is so so so hype live so I forgive him.
8American Football
American Football


Saw these guys in Lincoln Hall the day after New Years in Chicago...so intimate and such a lovely experience.
9Brand New
Daisy


2nd time I saw them they weren't as on as they were the first time but still amazing. They played Soco and I was 18 at the time so that was special I guess.
10The Front Bottoms
Back On Top


Most recent concert and they were great. Twin Sized Mattress enough said
11Sublime with Rome
Yours Truly


Say what you will about Rome but these guys live is amazing. Rome looked so happy and said it was 10x better last time they came to our town.
12Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Saw him on tour for this album. I was a bit young at the time but he blew me away.
13Conor Oberst
Upside Down Mountain


Saw him mostly out of hope he'd play Bright Eyes songs which he did play...but also saw him play Roosevelt Room live which was INSANE.
14Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods


More of a chill concert...it was outdoors and it was perfect temperature wise. Also they played Kissing Families and the story behind seeing that live is a story within itself.
15Modern Baseball
You’re Gonna Miss It All


Saw them but they were an opener band. Seeing them again very very soon.
16Minus the Bear
Planet of Ice


Went to see these guys on a whim and was blown away. Still have the sweatshirt from that concert and now I'm a MTB fan.
17Third Eye Blind
Ursa Major


1st time I saw them live was not as great as the 2nd but it was still a cool experience. Imagine Dragons opened up for them before ID was insanely popular.
18Switchfoot
Vice Verses


Honestly don't like a lot of their studio stuff but live they are incredible.
19Touche Amore
Is Survived By


They were cool but not the biggest fan of this band. Live though was really intense and I got to scream into the mic lol
20Smallpools
Lovetap!


Cool intimate college show. Actually impressed me live even though their studio stuff is a bit generic. Also they played a New Radicals cover so that was cool.
21You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude


These guys were the openers for Coheed and Cambria (which I didn't stay for) so most of the crowd was pretty lame but YBI! was awesome live. Plus they were forced to do a huge set since it was a festival so they played like 15ish songs.
22New Politics
New Politics


Pretty mediocre band studio wise and their lyrics are crap but they were actually really cool live energy wise and everything. They did a cover of Sabatoge which was so cool haha
23Arctic Monkeys
AM


They sound exactly the same as they do in the studio...cool band but energy they lacked a bit
24O.A.R.
All Sides


Not a big fan of their studio stuff but live they are really great. Everyone threw playing cards during It Was a Crazy Game of Poker which was hilarious.
25AWOLNATION
Megalithic Symphony


They were fun but singer was a bit off and Sail wasn't as good live as I expected it to be.
26Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stadium Arcadium


Saw them in a huge arena which kinda sucked but they were awesome live.
27Alt-J
This Is All Yours


This was a really chill concert...all I really have to say tbh
28Kevin Devine
Brother's Blood


He opened up for Brand New and he is such a good guitarist. Short set but Cotton Crush live is really cool.
29Lupe Fiasco
Tetsuo & Youth


Cool rapper to see live and was pretty funny crowd interaction wise. Don't like a lot of this guy's stuff but his encore was incredible.
30ScHoolboy Q
Oxymoron


He opened up for Kendrick and he was hype but in the middle of the set he got kinda tired and stopped finishing his lines lol
31Alt-J
An Awesome Wave


2nd time I saw them live it was in an amphitheater so it was less cool than the 1st but they were still chill
32The Smith Street Band
No One Gets Lost Anymore


These guys impressed me but had like a 7 song set and the crowd wasn't the greatest.
33Switchfoot
Fading West


This was the 1st time I saw them...not as cool because I was way farther away but it was still fun.
34Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons


Cool live band cuz of the huge bass drum they have but not a fan of them. This was before they were hugely popular so I guess that was cool
35Middle Class Rut
Pick Up Your Head


Crowd wasn't into them at all because they are pretty harsh sounding live but I was vibing with them. Busy Bein' Born live is so cool.
36Into It. Over It.
Proper


Evan is such a cool dude but I don't know much of their stuff. Sounded pretty good live.
37Dads
American Radass (This Is Important)


A bit sloppy live and didn't play Shit Twins but it was an intimate concert and some of their other stuff jams pretty hard.
38Imagine Dragons
It's Time


2nd time seeing them and I only went because literally everyone I knew was going...pretty cool concert but I could tell they were starting to sell out.
39Ludacris
Battle of the Sexes


Lol...
40KiD CuDi
Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager


This is pre-WZRD Cudi so all of his stuff was from this album or before. He did a really short set though which at the time I was upset about so it left a bad impression of the memory.
41The Kooks
Inside In/Inside Out


Cool band I guess and they sounded OK live. A lot of girls at this concert. Naive was fun to hear live though.
42Ziggy Marley
Fly Rasta


He played a Bob Marley cover and that's all I wanted to hear. chill concert
43The Mowgli's
Love's Not Dead


Hippie indie band...San Francisco was cool live though
44Dawes
Stories Don't End


These guys opened up for Conor Oberst and then became the backing band for him. Pretty impressive but their alt-country sound wasn't my favorite.
45Bad Suns
Language and Perspective


Cool catchy band and all the young girls went crazy for these guys. Kinda empty emotion wise though
46Maritime
We, the Vehicles


Didn't know much about these guys but they opened up for American Football. Sang a song about Milwaukee which was cool since I was living in that area at the time. Nothing special live though.
47Cloakroom
Further Out


Oh man these guys had a really dark, wall of sound type of thing going on. Short set and I was mad at the time that I didn't know enough of their stuff.
48Bon Jovi
Wanted Dead Or Alive (2003) CVS Promo


2nd concert ever and it was on the day the world was supposed to end so he did that R.E.M. song. Not a fan of his stuff though
49Hydra Melody
Self-Titled


Catchy stuff but all of their songs sounded exactly the same.
50The Story So Far
Under Soil and Dirt


Unnecessarily rough crowd and the lead singer had a hole in his chest that I couldn't stop staring at. All their stuff sounds the same but Quicksound was cool live I guess.
51American Authors
American Authors


Saw them before that one song was huge on the radio. Nothing memorable though
52I'm Not a Pilot
Need Money For Rocket Fuel


Cool band from Milwaukee. Instead of a lead guitar they have an electric celloist. Really cool indie band and their cover of Creep was actually fantastic. No one was there though so crowd was lame.
53Meg Myers
Sorry


She's pretty hot and she even screamed a bit but I was pretty distracted during her set so I don't remember much.
54Matt and Kim
Matt & Kim


Had lots of energy but their songs are so simple and kinda same-y.
55Walk the Moon
Tightrope


Love their earlier stuff but this was after they released their latest album so everything was pretty poppy and not great. Anna Sun live was a highlight though.
56San Fermin
San Fermin


Really weird band...Sonsick is a great song though and they did a cover of Heart of Darkness by The Strokes which was cool. Crowd had no idea what to do during their set though.
57White Denim
Corsicana Lemonade


All their stuff was same-y but Pretty Green was cool live and at the end of their set they destringed their guitars and left which was hilarious.
58INVSN
INVSN


Opened up for MTB and they were interesting...
59Fitz and the Tantrums
More Than Just A Dream


Fun band but I found them a bit annoying live.
60Vance Joy
God Loves You When You're Dancing


Ehhh...not that cool live.
61MercyMe
The Generous Mr. Lovewell


Christian band which was fun at the time but looking back at it they were not so great
62Mother Mother
The Sticks


Very weird band...I was also not in a good place at the time (kinda paranoid and high but that's a whole different story)
63Metric
Fantasies


Very boring band live
64Night Ranger
Greatest Hits


Lol 1st concert
65Thundercat
The Golden Age Of Apocalypse


Ok so like these guys are actually decent studio wise but live they literally did like 10 minute extended versions of their songs and it was before RHCP so no one was vibing with them at all. My friends and I laughed so hard during their set
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