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10.29.11 My Concert Experiences

My Concert Experiences

I absolutely love music and it has always been one of the most rimportant things in my life; however, i feel i have cheated myself by rnot attending as many concerts/shows as possible. Most likely this is rdue to the fact i was working full time, going to school full time and rhad a wife and kid by the time i was 21, but i have to say for those i rhave made it to, i enjoyed ever minute. Here is a list of my more rmemorable artist i have had the joy of experiencing live. I only listed rthose concerts/shows that were played a smallers venues, i have seen rothers bands at the large festivals, but find the smaller settings much rmore enjoyable. Also, the album listed is the album the artist was rtouring on at the time i saw them.
1The Gaslight Anthem
The 59 Sound

Amazing live performance. They sound just as good live, if not better.
The Artist in the Ambulance

Probably the best line-up I've seen. Consisted of Thrice, Thursday, and Coheed
and Cambria. Will be seeing them again on November 11th with Moving
Mountains, O'Brother, and La Dispute.
Full Collapse

It was their first night of their first west coast show. They were opening for
Murder City Devils (if I remember correctly) and about three of us were actually
there to see Thursday and sang along.
4Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

Was their first west coast tour (second night) and they were opening for the
Lawrence Arms. It was the original line-up. Show was amazing.
5Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

See #2 Above. Line-up was amazing.
6Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

They were touring as an opener for Brand New. Amazing band, Amazing
7Frightened Rabbit
The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Had missed the opportunity to see them play the Casbah in San Diego (capacity
200 people). Caught them the next go around at the House of Blues Anaheim.
War All the Time

They few times I have seen them, they have always put on a great
performance. Once again, the line-up (see #2 and #5) was amazing!!!
After the Eulogy

Forget if this was the same concert as #3. Nathan Gray is one of the most
passionate singers i have seen.
10Frank Turner
Poetry of the Deed

He opened for Gaslight Anthem. Didn't know much about him before the show,
but he has become one of my favorite artists.
11Brand New

One of my all-time favorite bands, unfortunately the only chance I have had to
see them was when they were touring following the release of Daisy, my least
favorite of their albums.
12 Kevin Devine
Brother's Blood

Part of his Hotel Residency this past year. Intimate setting, good mix of songs
from across his entire discography.
13Saves the Day
In Reverie

In Reverie is my least favorite Saves the Day album, but they did play a good
portion of Stay What You Are.
14Taking Back Sunday
Where You Want to Be

No comparison to the original line-up, but still enjoyable.
Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now?

Opened for Saves the Day / Taking Back Sunday. Didn't know them that well at
the time, but they caught my attention.
16Bad Veins
Bad Veins

Had never heard of them before I saw them open for Frightened Rabbit. Was
amazed by their performance. The drummer was one of the most energetic
performers i have seen.
17The Lawrence Arms
Apathy and Exhaustion
18 Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die
19The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

I was 25 at the time. Took my wife and i think we were the two oldest people
in the crowd.
20The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, For I Deserve to Burn

In store record release performance at Sounds Like in Riverside. Technically my
daughters first concert, who was about 6 months old at the time.
21Murder By Death
Red of Tooth and Claw
22The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well
23Dustin Kensrue
Please Come Home

Part of the Where's the Band Tour with Chris Conley and Anthony Raneri. This
was my older daughters first true concert experience. I think she had just
turned 8. One of my favorite front men.
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