Concert Reviews

The first con­cert I ever went to was the Smash­ing Pump­kins at the Moore The­atre in Seat­tle, Feb­ru­ary 1996. At the time, the band was the sun and the moon to me and by luck and care­ful plan­ning, my friend and I (a fel­low Pump­kin­head), not only man­aged to hold down spots at the bar­ri­cade dur­ing the show (not a small task con­sid­er­ing we were barely 15 and they played some pretty metal songs like X.Y.U), but saw Billy Cor­gan and Court­ney Love (twice — and he laughed at me. Long but awe­some story), James Iha and we got to meet a drunk Jimmy Chamberlain.

Ever since then, I was hooked on live music. Still am.

The fol­low­ing is a list of links to some of the most mem­o­rable con­certs I have reviewed. They do not rep­re­sent all the shows I’ve reviewed, nor do they rep­re­sent every con­cert I’ve seen (that would be far too large to mea­sure) but you get the idea.

Out­stand­ing Shows

Faith No More’s Farewell Shows in LA(11/30–12/1/2010)

Mondo Cane in Poland (7/22/2010)

Deftones & Baroness in Spokane, WA (8/12/2010)

Flam­ing Lips in Vancouver(9/26/2010)

Crazy Shows

Ween in Van­cou­ver (1/24/2011)

Motor­head & Clutch in Van­cou­ver (2/7/2011)

Melvins in Van­cou­ver (7/5/2010)

Chromeo in Van­cou­ver (8/11/2010)

Ryuichi Sakamoto in Van­cou­ver (11/1/2010)

Fes­ti­val Fun

Illosaarirock Fes­ti­val in Joen­suu, Fin­land (6/16–18/2010)

Bum­ber­shoot Fes­ti­val in Seat­tle 2010

Hardly Strictly Blue­grass Fes­ti­val in San Fran­cisco 2010

A com­plete list of con­certs can be found on my Con­se­quence of Sound Profile.