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    Default Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Hopefully over the course of time most of us have been able to see some of our favorite bands in concert, but of course there are always a few that seem to be elusive that you haven't been able to see live yet for one reason or another.

    So, who are your Top 5 bands that you need to see live before you die that you haven't been able to see yet? (Keep in mind, bands on the list need to have the possibility of touring. i.e. no Nirvana, Clash, etc.)

    Mine are:

    1. Lou Reed (in any way, shape, or form)
    2. Pixies
    3. Portishead
    4. Bjork
    5. White Stripes

    Edit: Bands who have broken up count, as long as the majority of the members are alive and there is even a remote possibility of them reuniting and touring in the future.
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    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum
    10/10 - Thurston Moore/Sebadoh - Echoplex (?)
    10/11 - BADBADNOTGOOD - Echoplex (?)


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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    1. David Bowie
    2. Neutral Milk Hotel
    3. Pixies
    4. The Smiths
    5. Elbow

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    MADONNA
    Tenacious D
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this one particularly saddens me considering they seem to be getting worse and worse)
    Coldplay
    Madonna
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Off the top of my head...

    1. Radiohead
    2. Daft Punk
    3. Pixies
    4. Belle & Sebastian
    5. AIR
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    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Faust
    The Knife
    David Bowie
    Merzbow
    Tom Waits

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    Ahh forgot about The Knife. Have you seen Masonna?
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    MADONNA
    Tenacious D
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this one particularly saddens me considering they seem to be getting worse and worse)
    Coldplay
    Madonna
    Thats bad that I have seen all of those acts...

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    Faith No More
    David Bowie
    Talking Heads (does that count?)
    The Smiths
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    i'll play...

    1. OutKast
    2. The White Stripes
    3. Friendly Fires
    4. Shakira
    5. Talking Heads

    i guess that'll do for now.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    radiohead
    daft punk
    red hot chilli peppers
    interpol
    pixies

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    David Bowie
    Lou Reed
    The Who
    Wilco
    The Libertines
    02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12.2

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Fugazi
    The Pixies
    Bowie
    The Knife
    Velvet Underground

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Pulp
    Bowie
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    The Smiths
    Talking Heads
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/17 Karen O at Masonic Lodge, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/20 Chvrches @ Tower Theatre, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    i must expand:

    Orbital
    Underworld
    Chemical Brothers (Live)
    Outkast
    Gorillaz

    Basement Jaxx (Live)
    Groove Armada (Live)
    FSOL
    808 State
    Shpongle (Live)

    These are probably the only ones left on my list, other than classics like Bowie, Zeppelin, Rush, Neil Young, the Dead...

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Off the top of my head...

    1. Radiohead
    2. Daft Punk
    3. Pixies
    4. Belle & Sebastian
    5. AIR
    Man, you really should have done Coachella 2004 for 4/5 of those...
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    Man, you really should have done Coachella 2004 for 4/5 of those...
    Yeah, I know. I listened to shit music back then. Wasn't really aware.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Paul McCartney
    The Cure
    The Chemical Brothers
    Orbital
    Teenage Fanclub


    This list would have been a lot longer only 18 or 20 mos ago. Since then; Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Portishead, Tindersticks, Paul Weller, Neil Young & Nick Cave have all been scratched off.
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    boredoms
    scott walker
    david bowie
    mclusky
    pavement

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Bowie
    Grizzly Bear( Yeah, I know. I am the only one in the world left).
    Lush
    The Smiths
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
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    Fugazi
    Husker Du
    Pavement
    Faust
    Unwound
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbit View Post
    scott walker
    if that ever happens...

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Bauhaus
    The Smiths
    Peter Murphy
    Radiohead
    Pixies

    They all make me incredibly sad.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    It's threads like this that make me realize I have seen a ton of concerts as I really struggled to come up with 5.

    It does help that I crossed off two bands that would have made the list earlier this year (Doves and Mission of Burma)

    1) David Bowie
    2) Hum
    3) The Smiths
    4) Ned's Atomic Dustbin
    5) The Who

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    no particular order:

    Trentem°ller
    Daft Punk
    Talking Heads
    Underworld : (
    FUGEES...

    Honorable Mention: Tool, Orbital, Outkast, Boards of Canada

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    So are we talking bands that exist now or bands that exist now and/or might exist in the future? Anyway, here's mine

    1) David Bowie
    2) Talking Heads
    3) Genesis (w/ Peter Gabriel)
    4) Elbow
    5) Iron Maiden

    Btw, I do not list any "new" bands because for the most part since I discover new bands by seeing them live. Tindersticks for example were were a recent discovery for me- holy crap are those guys good live! So I went out afterwards and bought most of their stuff. I buy tickets to live shows on a whim and see how it turns out. Even those Goldenvoice concert emails are enough to sway me.

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    Kyuss and At the Drive in.. I have seen everyone else..
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    In no particular order.

    1. Underworld
    2. The Smiths
    3. New Order
    4. David Bowie
    5. Radiohead

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    by the way Fuck Elbow. They suck so much..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviate_420 View Post
    by the way Fuck Elbow. They suck so much..
    Wow, ok. I'll keep that in mind.
























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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    the Magnetic Fields
    Michael Gira
    Nick Cave
    PJ Harvey
    Low
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