Bands Seen Live

Bold indicates sets that were particularly good.

BANDS I’VE SEEN ON PURPOSE

That is, I intentionally went to these shows to see these bands – some shows there may have been two bands on the bill I wanted to see, and then they’re both here.

Headlining

Admiral Radley – 13 July 2010 – Amoeba, Hollywood
An Horse – 24 March 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Belle & Sebastian – 3 October 2010 – Palladium, Hollywood
The Belle Brigade – 7 May 2008 – Spaceland, Silverlake
The Belle Brigade – 10 January 2011 – Satellite, Silverlake
Best Coast – 13 November 2010 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
The Bird and the Bee – 6 April 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
The Bird and the Bee – 25 June 2009 – Descanso Gardens, Glendale
Bishop Allen – 11 November 2008 – Echo, Echo Park
Bishop Allen – 23 March 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Bishop Allen – 10 November 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Broken Social Scene – 4 May 2010 – Amoeba, Hollywood
Broken Social Scene – 14 April 2011 – Glass House, Pomona
Juliette Commagère – 4 May 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
Correatown– 5 October 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
Fanfarlo – March 2010 – Amoeba, Hollywood
The Fratellis – 16 September 2008 – Wiltern, Los Angeles
Great Northern – 13 August 2009 – Bootleg Theatre, Hollywood
Great Northern – 19 August 2009 – Pershing Square, Los Angeles
Headlights – 12 April 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Headlights – 13 November 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Kaki King – 25 May 2010 – Glass House, Pomona
Jenny and Johnny – 31 August 2010 – Amoeba, Hollywood
Jenny and Johnny – 5 October 2010 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Jenny Lewis – 10 September 2008 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Jenny Lewis – 1 November 2008 – UCSD, San Diego
Jenny Lewis – 18 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Light FM – 19 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Light FM – 26 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Light FM – 9 December 2009 – Pershing Square, Los Angeles
Los Campesinos! – 21 August 2009 – El Rey, Los Angeles
Los Campesinos! – 11 May 2010 – Glass House, Pomona
Los Campesinos! – 11 February 2012 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Mates of State – 3 July 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
Angie Mattson – 19 October 2009 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
Angie Mattson – 3 December 2009 – O Hotel, Los Angeles
Angie Mattson – 15 May 2010 – Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
Metric – 8 June 2009 – Wiltern, Los Angeles
Amy Millan – 30 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Obi Best – 16 December 2009 – Pershing Square, Los Angeles
Obi Best – 12 January 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Obi Best – 31 July 2010 – Bedrock Studios, Silverlake
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 19 September 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Kyle Riabko – 30 November 2009 – Molly Malone’s, Hollywood
Kyle Riabko / Christy Altomare – 17 December 2009 – Upright Cabaret, Hollywood
The Raveonettes – 14 November 2009 – Glass House, Pomona
The Raveonettes – 6 May 2011 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Rilo Kiley – October 2007 – Stubbs, Austin
Rilo Kiley – 18 June 2008 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
The Rosebuds – 25 November 2008 – Echoplex, Silverlake
Seaspin – 29 March 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
Snow Patrol – March 2007 – Stubbs, Austin
Stars – 23 June 2010 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Stars – 14 November 2010 – Glass House, Pomona
The Submarines – 23 June 2010 – Echoplex, Echo Park
The Submarines – 28 February 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
The Submarines – 22 August 2009 – Sunset Junction, Silverlake
The Submarines – 6 March 2010 – Echoplex, Echo Park
The Submarines – 31 August 2010 – Bootleg, Los Angeles
The Submarines – 7 May 2011 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Viva Voce – 17 June 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
Viva Voce – 22 March 2011 – Satellite, Silverlake
The Whispertown 2000 – 4 September 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
The Whispertown 2000 – 27 April 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake

Opening

Bands that weren’t the headliners; in some cases I wanted to see the headliners, too, but in some cases, I came specifically for the opener.

An Horse – 25 May 2010 – Glass House, Pomona
Army Navy – 17 November 2008 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Army Navy – 16 February 2009 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
The Belle Brigade – 10 September 2008 – Spaceland, Silverlake
The Belle Brigade – 4 September 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
The Belle Brigade – 11 October 2010 – Bootleg, Los Angeles
Eagle and Talon – 25 February 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
Great Northern – 23 May 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Lavendar Diamond – 18 June 2008 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Jenny and Johnny – 3 October 2010 – Palladium, Hollywood
Light FM – 18 January 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
Mates of State – 23 April 2009 – Music Box, Hollywood
Angie Mattson – 9 September 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
Miniature Tigers – 6 July 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
The Monthlies – 12 January 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Obi Best – 12 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Obi Best – 26 April 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
Obi Best – 31 August 2010 – Bootleg, Los Angeles
Obi Best – 11 January 2011 – Satellite, Silverlake
OK Go – March 2007 – Stubbs, Austin
The One AM Radio – 20 January 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 14 November 2010 – Glass House, Pomona
The Pity Party – 6 March 2010 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Pierre de Reeder – 1 November 2007 – UCSD, San Diego
Seaspin – 8 April 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Seaspin – 30 September 2010 – Bootleg, Los Angeles
Twilight Sleep – 22 March 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
Twilight Sleep – 19 April 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
The Violet Lights – 5 April 2011 – The Mint, Los Angeles
The Violet Lights – 23 May 2011 – Echo, Echo Park
The Whispertown 2000 – 5 October 2010 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
The Whispertown 2000 – 11 October 2010 – Bootleg, Los Angeles

Festivals

I specifically sought out these bands at the festivals (planning to see them ahead of time), even if I ended up only able to hear a half set or so.

Band of Horses – 18 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Bat for Lashes – 9 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Neko Case – 9 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
The Decemberists (half set) – 7 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Fleet Foxes – 18 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Light FM – 22 August 2010 – Sunset Junction, Silverlake
Los Campesinos! – 17 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Los Campesinos! – 8 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Lykke Li (half set)– 8 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Ida Maria – 18 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Mates of State – 4 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
The New Pornographers – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Of Montreal – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Of Montreal (half set) – 7 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Okkervil River – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Emma Pollock – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Cat Power – 4 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Ra Ra Riot (half set) – 9 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
The Raveonettes (half set) – 9 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Silversun Pickups – 17 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Silversun Pickups – 9 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – 4 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
We Are Scientists – 17 April 2009 – Coachella, California
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 8 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago

BANDS I SAW BECAUSE I WAS THERE

That is, opening bands, or bands I happened to hear at festivals without planning ahead to try to catch them. Or sometimes headlining or residency bands where I went to see one of the openers and stayed. In the section, astericks indicate that I liked the band enough to seek them out later (whether I have had the opportunity to see them again or not – in most cases I have).

Opening/Also on Bill Bands

The Airborne Toxic Event – 16 September 2008 – Wiltern, Los Angeles
The Amateurs – 24 March 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
*An Horse – 11 November 2008 – Echo, Echo Park
Arrows – 29 March 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
Band of Skulls – 8 June 2009 – Wiltern, Los Angeles
Beachwood Sparks – 1 November 2008 – UCSD, San Diego
*The Belle Brigade – 10 September 2008 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*The Bird and the Bee – October 2007 – Stubbs, Austin
*The Bixby Knolls – 23 May 2011 – Echo, Echo Park
*The Black Ryder – 14 April 2011 – Glass House, Pomona
Chasing Kings – 27 April 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
*Juliette Commagère – 6 April 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Crocodiles – 14 November 2009 – Glass House, Pomona
Cut Off Your Hands – 17 June 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
*Cymbals Eat Guitars – 19 September 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
The Dears – 23 May 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
*Depreciation Guild – 19 September 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Dunes – 13 November 2010 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
*Eagle and Talon – 5 October 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
Eastern Conference Champions – 16 February 2009 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
The Electric Owls – 11 November 2008 – Echo, Echo Park
Electric Touch – 16 September 2008 – Wiltern, Los Angeles
Eulogies – 23 May 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Farmer Dave Scher – 5 October 2010 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
*The French Semester – 18 January 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
Future Ghosts – 22 March 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
*Geographers – 14 November 2010 – Glass House, Pomona
Girls – 21 August 2009 – El Rey, Los Angeles
Grand Ole Party – October 2007 – Stubbs, Austin
Sebastian Granger – 8 June 2009 – Wiltern, Los Angeles
*Helen Stellar – 19 April 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*Hello From Reno – 12 April 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
His Orchestra – 19 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*The Jezabels – 22 March 2011 – Satellite, Silverlake
Judgment Day – 23 April 2009 – Music Box, Hollywood
Kav – 12 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Lemon Sun – 25 November 2008 – Echoplex, Echo Park
*Light FM – 12 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Local Natives – 16 February 2009 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
The Love Language – 12 April 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*Miniature Tigers – 23 March 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
The Morning Benders – 28 February 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Moving Picture Show – 18 January 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
*Obi Best – 4 May 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
*The One AM Radio – 11 November 2008 – Echo, Echo Park
Parenthetical Girls – 11 February 2012 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Pepper Rabbit – 7 May 2011 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
*The Pomegranates – 13 November 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*Queen Kwong – 12 January 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Repeater – 8 April 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*Seaspin – 22 March 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
The Section Quartet – 25 February 2010 – Echo, Echo Park
The Shys – 17 November 2008 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Silversun Pickups – March 2007 – Stubbs, Austin
Singsing and Marmar – 23 March 2009 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Square on Square – 29 March 2010 – Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake
Annie Stela – 30 October 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*Summer Darling – 6 March 2010 – Echoplex, Echo Park
*The Sweet Hurt – 4 May 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
The Takeover UK – 17 November 2008 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Tamaryn – 6 May 2011 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Throw Me the Statue – 10 November 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
*Veil Veil Vanish – 8 April 2010 – Spaceland, Silverlake
*Emily Wells – 9 September 2009 – Echo, Echo Park
*White Sea – 7 May 2011 – Troubadour, West Hollywood
Willoughby – 20 January 2009 – Spaceland, Silverlake
Wintersleep – 24 March 2009 – Echoplex, Echo Park
Jonathan Wilson – 10 September 2008 – Spaceland, Silverlake

Festival bands

A few of these I did go, I’d like to check them out, but they weren’t on my radar really before getting to the festival.

Battles – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Brothers and Sisters – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 22 August 2010 – Sunset Junction, Silverlake
Final Fantasy – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Glasvegas – 8 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
*Headlights – 4 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
The Lemurs – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Leslie and the Beavers – 22 August 2010 – Sunset Junction, Silverlake
White Lies – 7 August 2009 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Zykos – 3 November 2007 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin

Most Seen Bands

Since separating them out like that mixed all the bands up, here’s a quick list of who I’ve seen the most.

Obi Best – 8 times
Light FM – 6 times
The Submarines – 6 times
The Belle Brigade – 5 times
Los Campesinos! – 5 times (We Are Beautiful We Are Doomed, Romance is Boring, and Hello Sadness tours)
Seaspin – 4 times
Angie Mattson – 4 times
The Whispertown 2000 – 4 times
Jenny Lewis – 3 times (Acid Tongue tour)
Jenny and Johnny – 3 times
Headlights – 3 times (Kill Them With Kindness, Some Racing Some Stopping, Wildlife tours)
Mates of State – 3 times (Bring It Back, Re-Arrange Us, Crushes tours)
The Bird and the Bee – 3 times (The Bird and the Bee and Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future tours)
Bishop Allen – 3 times (The Broken String and Grrr… tours)
Silversun Pickups – 3 times (Carnavas and Swoon tours)
Great Northern – 3 times
An Horse – 3 times

Performers seen the most:

Barbara Gruska – 16 times (8 with Obi Best, 5 with The Belle Brigade, 3 with Jenny Lewis, 1 with Rilo Kiley)
Alex Lilly – 10 times (8 with Obi Best, 1 with The Bird and the Bee, 1 with Eagle and Talon)
Jenny Lewis – 7 times (3 solo tour, 3 with Jenny and Johnny, 1 with Rilo Kiley)
Nicole Fiorentino – 6 times (4 with Light FM, 2 with Twilight Sleep)

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