My Compulsive List of Every Concert I Can Remember Seeing Part 3

And the list goes on. My memories of these years are a bit shakier. I seemed to have seen a lot of bands multiple times. In case you’re as compulsive as me click here for a link to part 1 and click here for a link to part 2.

53. Stephen Malkmus – February? 2003 – El Rey Theater, Los Angeles – I can’t find evidence of this concert, but I know I attended it right after I moved to LA. I was living on the fumes of my unemployment checks, picking oranges from trees to save money on food, but somehow I found the cash to pay for this show. It was worth every citrus based meal i was required to eat the next week.

54. Bjork – August 11, 2003 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles – A friend showed me how to sneak into this legendary venue and I took advantage of it many a time.

55. Toots & The Maytals – August 24, 2003 – Hollywood Bowl – Case in point.

56. Radiohead – September 25, 2003 – Hollywood Bowl.

57. Josh Rouse – October? 2003 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles.

58. Coheed and Cambria – January? 2004 – Spaceland, Los Angeles – I wasn’t too impressed with the band, but I remember more the only in LA kind of night I had. My roommate at the time was sleeping with former MTV host Matt Pinfield who loved this band, and throughout the show all he did was talk about how much he loved them. Never saw Matt again who took off with a biography of the director Elia Kazan I had in my living room.

59. Franz Ferdinand – March 15, 2004 – Amoeba Music, Los Angeles.

60. Quannum Projects Tour – April 29, 2004 – House of Blues, West Hollywood.

61. Coachella – May 1, 2004 – I drove out to the desert expressly to see my favorite ever band’s first show together in a dozen years, the Pixies. It lived up to the hype I created in my head. I also got to see some of my other faves in Beck and Radiohead. But looking at who else played I’m kicking myself for not yet being into Stereolab or LCD Soundsystem. Ah well, what can you do until they invent time machines?

62. Rush – July 6, 2004 – Hollywood Bowl.

63. Liz Phair, The Cardigans – August 17, 2004 – House of Blues.

64. Pixies – September 22, 2004 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles.

65. Pixies – September 24, 2004 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley.

66. Pixies – September 25, 2004 – Greek Theatre, Berkley- I went a little crazy when I heard the Pixies reunited. OK maybe a lot crazy as I drove up and down the Golden State. But each show was completely different. I’m curious to see how many times they show up on the list.

67. All Tomorrow’s Parties – November 6-7, 2004 – The Queen Mary, Long Beach – One of, if not the greatest festival I ever went to. Held on an old war ship, it had a line-up that blew me, and perhaps only me away, as I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. Lou Reed, Modest Mouse, Stephen Malkmus, the Flaming Lips, Peaches, The Shins.

68. TV on the Radio – November ? 2004 – Amoeba Music, Los Angeles.

69. Modest Mouse – February 7, 2005 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles.

70. Pixies – June 2, 2005 – The Wiltern.

71. Stephen Malkmus – June 14, 2005 – El Rey Theatre.

72. Digable Planets – June 20, 2005 – House of Blues – Felt so fortunate to see one of my favorite acts from my high school years reunite.

73. The Dandy Warhols – November 18, 2005 – Avalon, Los Angeles.

74. Belle and Sebastian – March 20, 2006 – Amoeba Music, Los Angeles.

75. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – March 23, 2006 – El Rey Theatre.

76. Dave Matthews Band – August 28, 2006 – Hollywood Bowl – Don’t judge me any more harshly than I do myself. And if you do just remember this was the venue I was able to sneak into.

77. Modest Mouse – November 5, 2006 – Avalon.

78. Modest Mouse – November 6, 2006 – The Wiltern.

79. The Raveonettes – June 1, 2007 – Spaceland.

80. Sonic Youth – July 20, 2007 – Greek Theatre.

Click here to read part 4.

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