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    I think that everyone's got a couple bands and/or artists that they would love to see live and, for various reasons, just keep missing.

    For me... Spiritualized and Rusted Root

    I believe RR would be a perfect sunset act on the Outdoor Stage some year.

    Thanks to this year's lineup I can officially take DJ Shadow off my elusive list.

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    ditto for Dj shadow

    ...this year's lineup I can officiallly take off Peaches, Digitalism, Justice, Hot Chip.

    Still on the list are Cassius, Royksopp, Avalanches, Feist

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    Battles (who I'm missing again this year)
    Fugazi (probably will never be fulfilled)
    Pelican (I usually find out too late or have something else planned)

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    Royksopp
    Basement Jaxx
    The Mars Volta

    I never end up going to their fucking shows, bah.

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    boards

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    Radiohead. They have literally never played in a city where I lived. They even played LA the night before I moved out here. Fucking bastards.

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    bright eyes, fischerspooner, radiohead, beastie boys.

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    The Knife
    Pulp
    FSOL
    Aphex Twin

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    that shouldn't even be an option...i feel like they've played live...like 3-5 times

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    the fiery furnaces! i always miss them.
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    Bjork. I'm assuming I'll see her at Coachella though.
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    I agree with Tylerdurden31 that Boards shouldn't be factored in.

    You can't beat yourself up about missing bands that don't give you the opportunity of seeing them. Like Massive Attack last year and Faithless this year, those are two acts that don't frequently tour the US.

    I'm not a big jam fan, but I keep missing Moe. who I hear put on some very impressive live shows.

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    Dogstar

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    hahaha
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    Tangerine Dream
    Pink Floyd

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    arcade fire
    atmosphere
    aes rock

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    or pretty much any Merge band, because Merge apparently hates FL.

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    wilco is always sold out before i know about it. always.

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    Last time Pearl Jam came to SLC, UT was in June of 1998. Luckily I have been fortunate enough to see them elsewhere, but PJ if you are reading this SLC misses you.
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    Flogging Molly!
    Everytime they come to Vancouver... I cant go to their show.
    Or everytime they go on tour, and I am available to go... they arent comming to Vancouver!
    Bastards.

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    Asobi Seksu. For half their LA shows, I was out of town. For the rest, they were in venues way the fuck far away like The Echo and Spaceland and some place in the OC. Places I had no hope of getting to and nobody would take me. Which is why I've been begging for their appearance at Coachella for three years now.

    Bands I doubt I will ever see:
    Pulp
    Portishead
    My Bloody Valentine
    Neutral Milk Hotel

    Bands I just always somehow miss:
    The Flaming Lips
    The Dresden Dolls (well, I did finally catch a proper gig in October, but I missed the show at Henry Fonda in 2005, the warmup gig the night before, the free in-store at Virgin last year and when they opened for that shit band Panic! at the Disco)
    New Order (they never tour...thought they would play LA after Coachella. I was wrong)
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    Fugazi
    Boredoms
    Spiritualized

    I should have seen Boredoms in 05. I blew it. If I was aware of music earlier, I could have seen Fugazi when I was in Middle School. Spiritualized just haven't toured in awhile.
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    Tom Petty...It just keeps not working out for me when he's around.
    And I'll finally take Kings of Leon off the list at the fest this year. I missed them about three times already.

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    Hmm. This is more bands I've wanted to see but not seen.

    Superchunk/other Mac projects
    TV on the Radio
    Les Savy Fav
    Okkervil River
    Beth Orton
    PJ Harvey
    Tullycraft
    Low
    the Detachment Kit
    the Delgados (broken up)

    The Delgados toured the US and came to Phoenix... but I had to fly to Michigan to help my dad and uncle drive back a camper. I considered attempting to convince them to drive by Cedar Rapids, Iowa to see the Detachment Kit but decided against it.
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    fischer spooner, I've missed them twice : (

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    Low
    I just saw Low like 2 months ago and you wouldnt think it, but their live show has a lot of energy. I really enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    PJ Harvey
    I've seen her so many times that it's getting embarrassing.


    My elusive acts (mostly just because I'm broke/lazy):
    Radiohead
    The Avalanches
    The Microphones / Mt Eerie
    The Postal Service

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    Only people still playing music I really want to see but haven't are Lou Reed and Patti Smith. Other than that everyone is broken up or I've already seen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    Okkervil River
    they opened for the decemberists and it was probably the worst bit of show i've ever had to sit through. the singer was absolutely horrid. he spent the whole time screaming and stripping, which is not exactly what i had expected.
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    I would like to see Lou Reed too.

    I've seen Patti Smith three times. Two of those were father-daughter outings with my dad!

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