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    Top Five Bands You Want To See Live

    I've had the opportunity to see a lot of my favorite bands for the first time over the past few years, and I was thinking about how many are left that I'd really love to see. I can barely come up with five anymore, which is kind of amazing, but I thought it would be fun to see what's on all of your lists.

    NOTE: I'm limiting this to bands who are currently active (or on hiatus with an expected return). It might be interesting to start a separate thread about top five bands we wish we could have seen when they were still around.

    1. David Gilmour
    2. Radiohead
    3. Arcane / Caligula's Horse
    4. Skunk Anansie
    5. System of a Down

    Let's hear yours!

    EDIT: Updated my list 6/30/22
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    As of right now who are still active and I haven't seen live are:

    1. Radiohead
    2. King Crimson
    3. David Gilmour
    4. Tool
    5. Prodigy

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    Massive Attack
    Aphex Twin
    The Black Queen
    The Knife/Fever Ray
    St Vincent

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    peaches
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    Off the top of my head...

    Black Moth Super Rainbow/Tobacco
    Chromatics
    Florence + The Machine
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Hot Chip
    John Carpenter
    Justice
    LCD Soundsystem
    My Bloody Valentine
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Radiohead
    Sigur Růs
    Slowdive
    The Black Queen
    TV On The Radio
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    The cure

    The smashing pumpkins (would have seen them on this upcoming tour but the date conflicted with another one of my must see bands: my bloody valentine)

    Tom Waits

    The Stone Roses

    Daft punk

    MF DOOM
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    Roger Waters
    Gorillaz
    The Mars Volta
    Faith No More
    St Vincent

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    Grouper
    Andy Stott
    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
    The Dead Weather
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    Awesome topic! Iíve been lucky enough to see most of my favorites so this was kind of hard:

    1) Tom Waits
    2) Clint Mansell and/or Kronos Quartet
    3) Fleetwood Mac (though I have no interest in seeing them without Lindsey Buckingham)
    4) Rob Zombie (taking care of this in August)
    5) The Who

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    The Cure
    Radiohead
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    Jack White
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    5. My Bloody Valentine
    4. Tool
    3. Gary Numan
    2. Depeche Mode
    1. The Sisters Of Mercy (still technically alive)

    Never fucking happen list/dead bands:

    5. R.E.M
    4. Cocteau Twins
    3. White Zombie
    2. Siouxsie And The Banshees
    1. Bauhaus

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    Arctic Monkeys
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    Wow, this is getting hard for to come up with also. I have seen almost all I want over 150 bands.


    Highly Suspect have tix for august
    John Forgerty July 17 debating as I get back from vegas on the 14
    Metallica I refuse to pay the price for it
    Aerosmith had 7 row floor tix once but they canceled
    Greta Van Fleet may pay a scalper for this show

    Others might beTed Nugent,deftones,kid rock,filter,iron madian, hell my list is getting very thin
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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    The The (now they're finally back!)

    Not sure who else...

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    Radiohead
    My Bloody Valentine
    Interpol
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    would love to see Paul McCartney, Boards of Canada, Godflesh, Unwound (still possible).... just give me Godflesh at this point really though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggy View Post
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    The The (now they're finally back!)

    Not sure who else...
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are so great live! Seeing them again in the fall, you should definitely try to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nellyrific View Post
    2) Clint Mansell and/or Kronos Quartet
    Ooh, yeah, I was thinking about some iteration of Mansell when I made my list, but I wasn't sure if he did anything live. You prompted me to start tracking him on Songkick in case he ever comes through this way!

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    Great lists, all! I'm happy to see so much participation. Definitely a lot of bands I've seen on here but also several I've never heard of and will have to check out.

    It's interesting that Radiohead is on so many lists. They're definitely one of my favorite bands I've never seen (hence them being at the top of my list), but every time they come around, I just get this exhausted feeling of, "ugh, I don't want to pay $200 for a ticket and then deal with all the crazy obsessed fans..." I have seen Thom Yorke with Flea and co., though - basically Atoms For Peace before they had a name - so that scratched that itch a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadflax View Post
    Ooh, yeah, I was thinking about some iteration of Mansell when I made my list, but I wasn't sure if he did anything live. You prompted me to start tracking him on Songkick in case he ever comes through this way!
    Yay! He definitely does do live shows but mostly in the UK
    He played an awesome theater here in Los Angeles in 2016 and I couldnít go. Still kick myself for that...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nellyrific View Post
    Yay! He definitely does do live shows but mostly in the UK
    He played an awesome theater here in Los Angeles in 2016 and I couldn’t go. Still kick myself for that...
    Aw, that's a shame. The upside to living in LA is how many shows come here; the downside is so much stuff comes here, it's easy to miss things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadflax View Post
    Aw, that's a shame. The upside to living in LA is how many shows come here; the downside is so much stuff comes here, it's easy to miss things.
    True story. My wallet is taking a hit this year..


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    - Alice Cooper
    - The Sisters of Mercy (had a chance and wasted it, fuck...)
    - Sigur Ros (see Sisters of Mercy..)
    - David Gilmour (I've seen Roger Waters a bunch of times, but Gilmour 0 times)
    - The Misfits (with Danzig)

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    - David Gilmour (I've seen Roger Waters a bunch of times, but Gilmour 0 times)
    Ditto (well, Waters only twice). I definitely thought about Gilmour when making my list, but I don't know enough of his solo stuff to make it a high priority. I'll almost certainly go the next time he comes around, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadflax View Post
    Ditto (well, Waters only twice). I definitely thought about Gilmour when making my list, but I don't know enough of his solo stuff to make it a high priority. I'll almost certainly go the next time he comes around, though.
    I prefer "solo" Waters over "solo" Gilmour, but i do like Gilmour's stuff (specially "On an Island")
    Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands and i never got to see it live, so i guess watching them both is the closest i'll ever be to attend a PF show.

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    Nice topic! These are the bands/artists I haven't seen either because they didn't come to Montreal, or it's was too expensive.

    Roger Waters
    David Gilmour
    Archive
    Puscifer
    Travis

    If it's still possible, those too:
    Mars Volta
    How To Destroy Angels

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal
    The Misfits (with Danzig)
    same here. But I wasn't paying those ridiculous Prudential Center prices.

    Woulda been nice (very profitable) for Led Zeppelin to do 6 months or so of monster shows just to give everyone a chance to see them once. Oh well.

    random: if White Lion ever reunited with Vito, I would loooooove to see that live.

    double random: I would pay an exorbitant amount of $ to see Blink 182 just play Dude Ranch, then get the fuck off the stage.
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    1. My Bloody Valentine
    2. Aphex Twin
    3. Kanye West
    4. American Football
    5. Daft Punk

    WILL NEVER HAPPEN

    1. The Smiths (lol)
    2. Prince
    3. Gary Wilson
    4. David Bowie
    5. Osker

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefragile_jake View Post
    1. My Bloody Valentine
    2. Aphex Twin
    3. Kanye West
    4. American Football
    5. Daft Punk

    WILL NEVER HAPPEN

    1. The Smiths (lol)
    2. Prince
    3. Gary Wilson
    4. David Bowie
    5. Osker
    I like that The Smiths gets an "lol" but Prince and David Bowie don't. Like there's a better chance of you seeing one of them than The Smiths, which is probably true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imail724 View Post
    I like that The Smiths gets an "lol" but Prince and David Bowie don't. Like there's a better chance of you seeing one of them than The Smiths, which is probably true.
    Yep! That's kind of the joke in there too ... heh.

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