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    Question What live performance do YOU recommend

    Out of the bands playing this year, which of them have you already seen live, and you can confidently stand up and say their live performances can't be missed

    Any that you've seen that you think should be skipped?

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    i saw Devo last year and they were terrible.

    2ManyDJs is a must

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    Deadmau5 is a must. If you haven't seen him yet, you HAVE to check him
    out. Even though I've seen him 4 times already, one of my most
    anticipated acts of the weekend.
    Avett Brothers - live show not to be missed even though I wasn't originally
    into their style of music, they f*$#in rocked out hard, and
    converted me
    Hot Chip in '08 Sahara was incredible
    Sia in '08 was mind-blowing
    Infected Mushroom is a lot of fun and unique band/sound
    Benny Benassi caught me off guard and killed it at EDC this past summer
    De La Soul if you remotely like hip hop

    I saw Dead Weather at OSL last yr and although I love White Stripes and Raconteurs, I found their set mediocre at best, ended up wandering off in the latter half of their set to catch whatever else was on at the time, potentially nothing of interest for that matter. It's just not the same with Jack on the drums rather than the guitar. But I've heard starkly contrasting reviews of other shows, so it's hard to say, might be worth a shot.

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    Rx bandits are legit. it should be earlier on in the day so if you're waiting for the "main" stuff then give rx bandits a look. you won't regret it. they play on saturday

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    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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    The Dead Weather

    Jack White is a must see live there are very few artists today that command a stage like he does. Check this live clip out.

    The White Stripes 9/18

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    Do not miss:
    LCD Soundsystem
    Porcupine Tree
    Yann Tiersen

    You can pass on:
    Vampire Weekend

    I have seen a couple other bands that don't really fit into either category. I wouldn't have anyone in the bottom list if Vampire Weekend plays with an orchestra or at least a string trio, because that would make all the difference for their show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuuguy View Post
    I saw Dead Weather at OSL last yr and although I love White Stripes and Raconteurs, I found their set mediocre at best, ended up wandering off in the latter half of their set to catch whatever else was on at the time, potentially nothing of interest for that matter. It's just not the same with Jack on the drums rather than the guitar. But I've heard starkly contrasting reviews of other shows, so it's hard to say, might be worth a shot.
    i was at the dead weather show at OSL also and while the first half of the set was meh i thought the ending was great. everyone started switching instruments and i happen to love that personally. but chances re due to potential conflicts ill probably be skipping dead weather also.

    as far of bands to see i would portugal. the man. while they are just ok on cd they really know how to play a live show.

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    Gossip are fantastic live. Seen them twice and they exceeded expectations both times.

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    Beth Ditto is a fat pig though...
    The White Stripes 9/18

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    John Waters

    Ones I have seen & do not recommend:
    Jay-Z
    Vampire Weekend
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    I think Infected Mushroom is gonna be the illest... At least as far as an electronic set goes.
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    LCD Soundsystem for sure, easily in top 5 best sets I've ever seen
    Hot Chip are fun if you're in that mood

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    Old Crow Medicine Show, if you like blue grass.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NhWzuDTD0A

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    I got to see the Thom Yorke super group in October and its pretty awesome. Granted I was a big fan of the Eraser. Thom and Flea rock out and the percussion is banging.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDSbD...layer_embedded

    I'd pass on Julian Casablancas. While Phrazes... was a a pretty solid album, its lacking in a live performance. His show in SF was less than spectacular.

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    i've only seen the knife, but id recommend checking out fever ray.
    girl has an amazing voice, and last time i saw they had a kick ass visual production (costumes, lights, screens)

    http://www.urb.com/uploads/blogs/7625/Fever+Ray.jpg

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    Must see: Miike Snow.

    Skip: Infected Mushroom, they are really fun and energetic live but if you live in the LA area, they always tend to play at many EDM festivals.
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    Surprised no one mentioned it yet.

    ORBITAL

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    Most people haven't seen Orbital, which is one of the terms for recommending the performance.
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    Going on people I've seen:

    Unmissable.

    Them Crooked Vultures
    Fever Ray
    Faith No More
    Muse (Hate the music, but they do put on a good show)
    The Dead Weather
    Hot Chip
    Devo
    Mew
    Portugal. The Man
    Pavement
    Matt & Kim

    Worth Seeing

    LCD Soundsystem
    Grizzly Bear
    Erol Alkan
    Yeasayer
    Ra Ra Riot
    2ManyDJ's
    Gossip
    The Raveonettes
    Frightened Rabbit
    Tokyo Police Club
    Flying Lotus
    The Temper Trap
    Girls
    Beach House
    Phoenix
    Spoon
    De La Soul
    Julian Casablancas
    Yo La Tengo
    Deerhunter

    Time to grab some spicy pie

    Vampire Weaksauce
    The Cribs
    MGMT
    Passion Pit
    The XX (good album, dull live show)
    MUTEMATH
    The Big Pink
    Florence And The Machine
    Little Boots
    Owen Pallett (Sorry MP)
    Local Natives

    Lots of other stuff on the lineup that I want to check out, but have yet to see live.
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    The Specials

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    Grizzly Bear live blew me away last year. Definitely a do not miss for me.
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    Based on bands ive seen

    Dont miss>
    Deer Tick
    Hot Chip= So sick live
    Deadmau5
    Old Crow Medicine Show
    White Rabbits- these guys are badass
    Porcupine Tree- easily my #1

    Not so hot(at least when i saw them)
    Portugal the Man
    Yo La Tengo
    Coheed & Cambria
    Matt & Kim
    Vampire Weekend
    Infected Mushroom
    Muse

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    Of what I have seen:
    Thom Yorke, Muse, Grizzly Bear, Infected Mushroom, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Faith No More (although I saw them oh god 19 years ago??)
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    Good = Green
    Pass or No need to see again = Red

    I have seen FNM twice, Echo, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Tokyo Police Club, De La Soul, The Cribs, Devo, Spoon.
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    Default Re: What live performance do YOU recommend

    The acts I've seen...

    Definitely watch:
    LCD Soundsystem
    Grizzly Bear (only got to see for 10 minutes in 2007 but was lovely)
    Muse
    Dirty Projectors
    Yann Tiersen
    Owen Pallett

    Worth checking out if time permits:
    The Specials
    the Raveonettes
    Band of Skulls
    Girls

    Skip:
    Hot Chip
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    Double post.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Grizzly Bear and LCD Soundsystem are phenomenal live. Do not miss either of them

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    okay so

    Don't Miss
    LCD Soundystem
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    The Dead Weather
    Beach House
    Phoenix
    Thom Yorke????

    Worth Seeing
    Grizzly Bear
    deadmau5
    Hot Chip
    Devo
    2manydjs
    The Raveonettes
    Spoon
    De La Soul
    Deerhunter
    Matt and Kim
    Soft Pack

    Skip
    Vampire Weekend
    MGMT
    Benny Benassi
    The White Stripes 9/18

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    Oh wait! I forgot I saw Benny Benassi in 07 (??) in the Sahara, and he was actually pretty awesome.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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