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Bands I've Seen Live

· by Andy Dyer · Read in about 11 min · (2170 Words)

I’ve been thinking for quite some time about trying to compile a list of all the bands I’ve seen live over the years. I’ll put these in order as much as possible. I plan to keep adding to this as I recall past shows and attend more in the future. I have a ticket stub book, so I’ll include the dates and other details for those I have. Some of these are special in that the bands have since split up, are no longer touring, and/or some members have passed away. You can find videos from a lot of these shows on my YouTube channel. Here we go:

  1. Hum with Mercury Rev - Monday, February 5, 1996 @ Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City, OK
  2. The Flaming Lips - Sunday, May 26, 1996 @ Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
  3. Social Distortion - Tuesday, November 19, 1996 @ Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
  4. Smashing Pumpkins with Garbage - Saturday, November 23, 1996 @ Myriad Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
  5. Cibo Matto - Tuesday, February 25, 1997 @ Bricktown Live in Oklahoma City, OK
  6. Earth Crisis
  7. Beck with The Roots & Atari Teenage Riot - Wednesday, April 16, 1997 @ Fairgrounds T&T Building in Oklahoma City, OK
  8. Coal Chamber with Sevendust - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 @ The Edge in Oklahoma City, OK
  9. Page & Plant - Thursday, June 4, 1998 @ Myriad Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
  10. The Crystal Method - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 @ Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City, OK
  11. Korn with Ice Cube & Limp Bizkit (Family Values Tour) - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 @ Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
  12. Steve Miller Band with George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Saturday, August 21, 1999 @ State Fair Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK
  13. MXPX - Friday, May 5, 2000 @ Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
  14. The Who (while John Entwistle was still alive) - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 @ Woodlands Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX
  15. Violent Femmes & Flickerstick (of VH1 Bands on the Run fame) - Sunday, July 1, 2001 @ Herman Square in Houston, TX
  16. Dave Matthews Band - Sunday, May 5, 2002 @ Woodlands Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX
  17. Weezer with Dashboard Confessional - Thursday, August 1, 2002 @ Woodlands Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX
  18. John Mayer & Guster - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  19. Zwan - Monday, April 14, 2003 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  20. Jason Mraz with Sondre Lerche & Liz Phair - Sunday, August 2003 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  21. Modest Mouse - Sunday, February 20, 2005 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  22. Glen Phillips (from Toad the Wet Sprocket) - Thursday, August 7, 2003 @ Rhythm Room in Houston, TX
  23. Graham Colton - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 @ Engine Room in Houston, TX
  24. Howie Day with Matt Nathanson & Slop Jar Jr (I only remember them for their odd name) - Wednesday, November 5, 2003 @ Engine Room in Houston, TX
  25. Dashboard Confessional with The Get Up Kids - Sunday, June 12, 2004 at Reliant Arena in Houston, TX
  26. Death Cab for Cutie with Franz Ferdinand - Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  27. Sondre Lerche - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at Rhythm Room in Houston, TX
  28. Wilco - Saturday, April 23, 2005 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  29. Ryan Adams - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  30. Franz Ferdinand - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  31. We Are Scientists - March 20, 2006 Walter’s in Houston, TX
  32. Beulah - May 21, 2006 @ Mary Jane’s in Houston, TX
  33. Arctic Monkeys with We Are Scientists - Thursday, June 8, 2006 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  34. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - September 16, 2006 @ Walter’s in Houston, TX
  35. French Kicks - September 22, 2006 @ Walter’s in Houston, TX
  36. The Shins with Viva Voce - Tuesday, March 6, 2007 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  37. Aqueduct - March 18, 2007 @ Walter’s in Houston, TX
  38. Spoon @ Numbers in Houston, TX
  39. Tokyo Police Club (x2, one with Ra Ra Riot) @ Meridian in Houston, TX
  40. Old 97’s (x2) @ Meridian in Houston, TX
  41. Ryan Adams - Thursday, October 18, 2007 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  42. Hot Hot Heat - Monday, October 22, 2007 @ Meridian
  43. Scissors for Lefty - October 25, 2007 @ Jet Lounge in Houston, TX
  44. Spoon with The New Pornographers - Thursday, November 1, 2007 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  45. Of Montreal with MGMT - November 2, 2007 @ Numbers in Houston, TX
  46. Peter Bjorn & John - Friday, November 23, 2007 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  47. Old 97’s - Saturday, December 29, 2007 @ La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX
  48. The Bravery (x2) @ Warehouse Live
  49. Built To Spill - October 18, 2006 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  50. My Morning Jacket with Yo La Tengo - Monday, March 10, 2008 @ Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX
  51. Built to Spill with Meat Puppets - March 3, 2008 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  52. The Cribs - March 11, 2008 @ Engine Room in Houston, TX
  53. The Bravery with Phantom Planet - Saturday, March 22, 2008 @ Diamond Ballroom in Houston, TX
  54. She Wants Revenge with Be Your Own Pet - Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ Meridian in Houston, TX
  55. Son Volt with Bobby Bare Jr. @ Continental Club in Houston, TX
  56. French Kicks with Young Mammals - Walter’s in Houston, TX
  57. Old 97’s - May 15, 2008 @ Cactus Records in Houston, TX
  58. Mates of State - Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  59. Stone Temple Pilots with Black Francis (Frank Black of The Pixies) - Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ Woodlands Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX
  60. Harry & The Potters - July 8, 2008 @ Walter’s in Houston, TX
  61. Tilly & The Wall with Wild Moccasins - Friday, July 18, 2008 @ Engine Room in Houston, TX
  62. Oh No! Oh My! - Thursday, August 28, 2008 in Houston, TX
  63. Vampire Weekend, Mates of State, Del the Funky Homosapien, Jenny Lewis, Old 97’s, Drive By Truckers, Jose Gonzalez, Bobby Bare Jr., CSS, MGMT, Iron & Wine, Conor Oberst, Beck (Austin City Limits Festival) - September 26-27, 2008 @ Zilker Park in Austin, TX
  64. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ Verizon Wireless Theater
  65. The Ting Tings - Monday, October 20, 2008 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX
  66. Weezer - Thursday, October 23, 2008 @ Reliant Arena in Houston, TX
  67. Of Montreal - Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
  68. Los Campesinos with Titus Andronicus - Thursday, January 30, 2009 @ Walter’s in Houston, TX
  69. Broken Social Scene - Monday, February 2, 2009 @ Numbers in Houston, TX
  70. …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead @ Cactus Records, in Houston, TX
  71. Andrew Bird - Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX
  72. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists with Buxton - Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ KTRU Festival, Rice University in Houston, TX
  73. Spoon - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  74. Black Kids & Mates of State - Wednesday, April 29, 2009 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  75. Flight of the Conchords - Wednesday, May 6, 2009 @ Jones Hall, Houston, TX
  76. Bonnie Prince Billy - Thursday, June 4, 2009 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
  77. Wild Moccasins - Tour kickoff, Thursday, Jun. 11 2009 @ Mango’s, Houston, TX
  78. Jenny Lewis with Heartless Bastards - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  79. Death Cab for Cutie - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
  80. Octopus Project, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Prince Paul, Voxtrot, Buxton, Devin the Dude, Of Montreal - August 8-9, 2009 @ Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX
  81. The Decemberists - Friday, October 2, 2009 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX
  82. Young Mammals, Buxton - Saturday, November 14, 2009 @ 300-500 Westheimer, Houston, TX
  83. Jay Reatard - Tuesday, December 8, 2009 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
  84. The Flaming Lips (New Year’s Eve Freakout & Dark Side of the Moon) - Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  85. Yo La Tengo & Times New Viking - Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ Warehouse Live, Houston TX
  86. Fiery Furnaces & Drug Rug - Friday, January 29, 2010 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
  87. Girls & Magic Kids - Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
  88. Kingsley Flood, Grownup Noise, Cassavettes - Saturday, April 3, 2010 @ Middle East, Boston, MA
  89. Tegan and Sara - Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  90. Yeasayer - Friday, April 9, 2010 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX
  91. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ Mango’s, Houston, TX
  92. Local Natives and Suckers - Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ Mango’s, Houston, TX
  93. Wild Moccasins, Mix Master Mike, Medeski Martin & Wood, Ra Ra Riot, Girl Talk, Lucero, Stars, The Flaming Lips - Saturday, June 5 - Sunday, June 6, 2010 @ Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX
  94. Tokyo Police Club, Passion Pit, and Brahms - Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  95. Weird Al Yankovic - Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX
  96. Autolux - Tuesday, September 7, 2010 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  97. Local Natives and The Love Language - Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX
  98. Born Ruffians - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  99. Best Coast - Saturday, November 6, 2010 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  100. Dr. Dog - Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ Cactus Records, Houston, TX
  101. Surfer Blood - Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX
  102. Skatenigs - Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
  103. Black Joe Lewis, Junior Brown, Big Boi, Tobacco, Ween, Yeasayer, Chromeo, Neon Indian, Cut Copy, Weezer - Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5, 2011 @ Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX
  104. tUnE-yArDs, M83, Girls, Neon Indian, Spoon, Mates of State, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Hum - Saturday, November 5 - Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ Auditorium Shores, Austin, TX
  105. Buxton - Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  106. Wild Flag & Hospitality - Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ Webster Hall, New York City, NY
  107. Ty Segall & White Fence - Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
  108. Best Coast, Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah, Phantogram, Z-Ro, Maps & Atlases & Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Descendents, Shabazz Palaces, Primus, Pretty Lights - Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3, 2012 @ Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX
  109. Moon Duo - Friday, October 12, 2012 @ Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
  110. Robert Ellis - Monday, December 31, 2012 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  111. Jeff Mangum - Monday, January 21, 2013 @ Cullen Theater, Houston, TX
  112. Vietnam, Tinariwen, Tamaryn, The Soft Moon, Om, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wall of Death, Night Beats, Boris, Black Mountain, The Warlocks, Deerhunter - Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ Carson Creek Ranch, Austin, TX
  113. Japandroids, Paul Wall, Geto Boys, Alabama Shakes, Arctic Monkeys, Mord Fustang, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Postal Service, Cat Power, Of Monsters and Men, Macklemore, TV on the Radio, Bass Nectar - Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4, 2013 @ Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX
  114. My Bloody Valentine - Friday, August 16, 2013 @ Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
  115. Girl Talk - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 @ Sam Houston Park, Houston, TX
  116. Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, Young Girls - Saturday, February 8, 2014 @ Numbers, Houston, TX
  117. Neutral Milk Hotel - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  118. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Friday, March 7, 2014 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  119. Welcome to Houston (Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Devin the Dude, Z-Ro, Bun B), King Khan & The Shrines, Twin Shadow, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, Tune-Yards, The Kills, Die Antwoord, Wu Tang Clan, Jack White - Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, June 1, 2014 @ Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX
  120. Swearin’ - Thursday, June 5, 2014 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
  121. Nothing - Sunday, July 17, 2014 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  122. Caribou - Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  123. Afghan Whigs - Friday, February 13, 2015 @ Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
  124. Speedy Ortiz - Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
  125. Earl Sweatshirt - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  126. Run the Jewels - Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX
  127. Fat Tony & Kyle Hubbard - Friday, October 16, 2015 @ Safe House, Houston, TX
  128. Vince Staples - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  129. LVL UP - Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ Privat Club, Berlin, Germany
  130. Thee Oh Sees - Monday, May 8, 2017 @ Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
  131. Ty Segall - Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

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