eustaciavye has asked
people for the bands and musicians they've either A) seen or B) want to see before they die. I'll take part!
She suggested giving one-word reviews of each show, but I don't feel like doing that. I may do that later (and, maybe, add to the list of bands I want to see).
By the way, I love how eclectic this is.The bands and musicians I’ve seen live (in no particular order):
Elton John (my first concert, unless you count Jesus Christ Superstar
Tori Amos (twice, once as a free concert; other free concerts will be marked with an asterisk like this *)
Lilith Fair 1999 (Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Luscious Jackson, and more…even Sandra Bernhard singing lounge!)
Sleater-Kinney (their final show! At least for now)
Tricky Pixie (Sooj, Betsy "stealthcello
" Tinney, and Alec James Adams)
*Tears For Fears
*John Andrazik of Five For Fighting
*Dave PirnerMarch Fourth Marching BandThe Trail Band
(project by Marv and Rindy Ross of the 80s band Quarterflash: 19th-century instruments and songs from/inspired by the Oregon Trail era)Richard Gilewitz
(opening for Sleater-Kinney)
Philip Glass’s live opera of La Belle et La Bete
(music played and sung live to Cocteau’s 1946 film)Stovokor
(Klingon thrash metal band. I am not making this up. Hey, you can’t understand thrash metal even when it‘s in English, why not Klingon?)
The Punk GroupLogan Whitehurst
(at a Dr. Demento lecture at Reed College)Bands and musicians to see before I die:
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Gorillaz, or something by Damon Albarn
Amy Winehouse. Please, Ms. Winehouse, clean yourself up and figure out how to live in a way that’s not going to kill you.
Helle’s Belles (seriously. All-girl AC/DC tribute band out of Seattle, I think. I‘ve heard they‘re a BLAST.)
Had I compiled this 5 or so years ago I’d’ve said “Meat Loaf,” but I’ve heard how he sounds lately and it’s not pretty.