Concert History

So I’ve kept a spreadsheet of roughly every musical act I’ve seen live. A few of the dates are best guesses, since they were retroactively added. I’m also sure I’ve missed some here and there.

8/31/1998Barenaked LadiesPNC Pavillion, Cincinnati OHFirst real concert!
8/14/2000CreedPNC Pavillion, Cincinnati OHTo be fair, at this point I had never heard of them - I went with a friend. Mistakes were made.
8/14/2000Three Doors DownPNC Pavillion, Cincinnati OHOpened
8/14/2000American PearlPNC Pavillion, Cincinnati OHOpened
8/25/2002The WhoVerizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis INRobert Plant opened. It was mildly frightening. He removed his shirt
4/11/2003Ben FoldsDePauw University
4/11/2003Tegan and SaraDePauw UniversityOpened. I had never heard of them before this.
11/12/2004Otis Day and the NightsSigma Chi Fraternity, Greencastle INToga Party! Before Monon!
12/4/2004Lucky Boys ConfusionUIUC BallroomTechnically, it was only Stubhy and Adam playing an acoustic set - not the whole band
11/18/2005OK GoThe Metro, Chicago IL
7/9/2005Reel Big FishBogart's, Cincinnati OH
2/26/2005Lucky Boys ConfusionThe Canopy Club, Urbana IL
9/16/2006Flogging MollyChicago Celtic Festival, Chicago IL
9/16/2006Gaelic StormChicago Celtic Festival, Chicago ILOpened
4/17/2006WilcoIU Ampetheatre, Bloomington IN
10/14/2006BeckUIC Pavilion, Chicago IL
10/26/2006Flogging MollyThe Canopy Club, Urbana IL
10/27/2007Lucky Boys ConfusionThe Canopy Club, Urbana IL
4/12/2007Man ManThe Canopy Club, Urbana IL
4/15/2007The DecemberistsUIUC Foellinger Auditorium, Champaign IL
4/26/2007OK GoUIUC Foellinger Auditorium, Champaign IL
7/13/2007GZAPitchfork Music FestivalPerformed all of Liquid Swords
7/13/2007Sonic YouthPitchfork Music FestivalPerformed all of Daydream Nation
7/14/2007BattlesPitchfork Music Festival
7/14/2007Dan DeaconPitchfork Music Festival
7/14/2007Fujiya & MiyagiPitchfork Music Festival
7/14/2007Girl TalkPitchfork Music Festival
7/14/2007Grizzly BearPitchfork Music Festival
7/14/2007VoxtrotPitchfork Music Festival
7/14/2007Yoko OnoPitchfork Music Festival
7/15/2007De La SoulPitchfork Music Festival
7/15/2007DeerhunterPitchfork Music FestivalBradford Cox scares me.
7/15/2007KlaxxonsPitchfork Music Festival
7/15/2007of MontrealPitchfork Music Festival
7/15/2007The FieldPitchfork Music Festival
7/15/2007The New PornographersPitchfork Music Festival
9/28/2007Weird AlUIUC Assembly Hall, Champaign IL
10/3/2007of MontrealThe Canopy Club, Urbana IL
10/24/2007GWARThe Canopy Club, Urbana IL
7/18/2008Mission of BurmaPitchfork Music FestivalPerformed all of Vs
7/18/2008Public EnemyPitchfork Music FestivalPerformed all of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
7/18/2008SebadohPitchfork Music FestivalPerformed all of Bubble and Scrape
7/19/2008!!!Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Animal CollectivePitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Atlas SoundPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008CaribouPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Elf PowerPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Fleet FoxesPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Fuck ButtonsPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Icy DemonsPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Jarvis CockerPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008The Hold SteadyPitchfork Music Festival
7/19/2008Vampire WeekendPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008Apples in StereoPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008BorisPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008Dinosaur Jr.Pitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008HealthPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008Les Savy FavPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008Occidental Brothers Dance Band InternationalPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008SpiritualizedPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008SpoonPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008The DodosPitchfork Music Festival
7/20/2008Times New VikingPitchfork Music Festival
11/1/2008of MontrealThe National, Richmond VA
3/9/2009Flogging MollyThe National, Richmond VA
5/13/2009The ShinsThe National, Richmond VA
6/5/2009The DecemberistsThe National, Richmond VAPerformed all of The Crane Wife, plus additional set
10/28/2009Gogol BordelloThe National, Richmond VA
3/11/2010Jonathan CoultonThe National, Richmond VAOpened
3/11/2010They Might Be GiantsThe National, Richmond VAPerformed all of Flood, in reverse order, with some extra stuff in the middle
3/24/2010DeerhunterThe National, Richmond VAOpened. Bradford Cox still scares me.
3/24/2010SpoonThe National, Richmond VA
3/30/2010WilcoThe National, Richmond VA
4/23/2010ARLTThe National, Richmond VAOpened. Made friends with them after the show - lovely French duo
4/23/2010The NationalThe National, Richmond VA
4/27/2010PhoenixThe Norva, Norfolk VA
4/27/2010Two Door Cinema ClubThe Norva, Norfolk VAOpened
5/13/2010Jonathan CoultonThe Hat Factory, Richmond VA
5/13/2010Paul and StormThe Hat Factory, Richmond VAOpened
10/28/2010The New PornographersThe National, Richmond VA
1/29/2011Girl TalkThe National, Richmond VA
3/9/2011AntlersStrange Matter, Richmond VA
3/9/2011Little GoldStrange Matter, Richmond VA
3/9/2011Pygmy LushStrange Matter, Richmond VA
3/24/2011Asobi SeksuStrange Matter, Richmond VA
3/24/2011CultsStrange Matter, Richmond VA
3/24/2011Sun AirwayStrange Matter, Richmond VA
3/24/2011White LacesStrange Matter, Richmond VA
4/7/2011The WhigsCapital Ale House, Midlothian VA
5/1/2011Carolina Chocolate DropsThe National, Richmond VA
5/5/2011Jonathan CoultonThe Hat Factory, Richmond VA
5/5/2011Paul and StormThe Hat Factory, Richmond VAOpened
5/6/2011CSSThe National, Richmond VA
5/6/2011Sleigh BellsThe National, Richmond VA
5/8/2011Sara Beck & Lauren LucasFeedback Offices, Midlothian VA
6/8/2011Arcade FireCharlottesville Pavillion, Charlottesville VA
8/3/2011The DecemberistsCharlottesville Pavillion, Charlottesville VA
8/3/2011The Head and The HeartCharlottesville Pavillion, Charlottesville VAOpened
9/23/2011Thao and the Get Down Stay Down9:30 Club, Washington DCOpening act
9/23/2011The Head and The Heart9:30 Club, Washington DC
9/29/2011Jonathan CoultonThe National, Richmond VAOpening act
9/29/2011They Might Be GiantsThe National, Richmond VA
10/5/2011Geoffrey O'ConnorSixth and I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DCOpening act. Maybe the worst performer I've ever seen. And I've seen Creed.
10/5/2011Jens LekmanSixth and I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DCAmazing. Made up for his 'ugly bridesmaid' of an opening act by far
10/26/2011BeirutThe National, Richmond VA
3/3/2012Fun.Cat's Cradle, Carborro, NCJason and my first concert together
3/3/2012Sleeper AgentCat's Cradle, Carborro, NCOpening act
3/21/2012The Head and The HeartThe National, Richmond VA
4/14/2012Cage the TelephantChili Cook-off, Richmond VA
4/14/2012CakeChili Cook-off, Richmond VA
4/14/2012Civil TwilightChili Cook-off, Richmond VA
4/14/2012Middle Class RutChili Cook-off, Richmond VA
4/14/2012Neon TreesChili Cook-off, Richmond VA
5/5/2012Fun.Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA
5/5/2012Miniature TigersJefferson Theater, Charlottesville VAI made friends with them, since they were manning their own merch table
5/11/2012Carolina Chocolate DropsBrown's Island, Richmond VA
5/19/2012Arctic MonkeysMerriweather Post Pavillion, Maryland
5/19/2012The Black KeysMerriweather Post Pavillion, MarylandShadow musicians are really good at their jobs
6/13/2012ChappoThe National, Richmond VAOpened. I tweeted "This opening act is... Weird." and they retweeted me. I like their style.
6/13/2012of MontrealThe National, Richmond VAEasily one of the best performances I've seen... definitely a band you need to see early in the tour
6/13/2012Yellow OstrichThe National, Richmond VAOpened.
6/20/2012Los Campesinios!The National, Richmond VA
5/20/2015BeckCharlottesville Pavillion, Charlottesville VA
2/28/2016Son LittleStrange Matter, Richmond VA
4/9/2016Smash MouthGreenville Pavillion, Greenville, NCFree concert. I was surprised at both how many songs I knew and how many existed that I didn't. Also, lead singer looks like Glen Beck now.
4/22/2017PJ HarveyThe National, Richmond VA
7/31/2017Andrew BirdNorth Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NCOpened
7/31/2017Belle and SebastianNorth Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
8/5/2017Deap VallyRed Hat Ampitheatre, Raleigh, NCOpened. Got to meet them, and they signed shirts. LOVE.
8/5/2017GarbageRed Hat Ampitheatre, Raleigh, NCRapture tour. Were really great
8/5/2017BlondieRed Hat Ampitheatre, Raleigh, NCLeft about halfway through -- props to Debbie Harry getting up there, but she can't sing like she did 30 years ago (obv).
11/13/2017Tegan and SaraTabernacle, Atlanta, GAPlayed all of The Con, and a few extra songs
6/8/2018Jade BirdNorth Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NCOpened.
6/8/2018First Aid KitNorth Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC