Live Shows, Fifty of, Seen by Andy Pixel
Previously posted as a Facebook note, but worthy of repeating here.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Bottom of the Hill in SF 2000 or 2001
Avail Velvet Elvis in 1998 or so. Danced so hard I almost passed out.
Aviso Probably saw this band in Tacoma.
Bad Religion Moore Theater, 1993. Green Day opened.
Badly Drawn Boy Showbox in 2001, he played for three hours, drank about 10 cocktails, and smoked at least a pack of cigarettes.
Bikini Kill Capitol Theater, 1993.
Boss Hogg Moe, 1996. Jon Spencer’s wife is HOT.
Built to Spill OK Hotel, 1994
Crackerbash OK Hotel, 1992, with Gas Huffer I think? Then again at the Crocodile for their reunion tour in 2006.
David Pajo Breakroom, 1999. He sat down on the stage and no one could see him. Intensely boring.
Do Make Say Think Paradox, 2002.
Fifteen Jalapeno House in the U-District in 1994.
Fugazi the first time: at the Oz, 1993; the last time: in Vancouver BC in 2002.
Godspeed You Black Emperor! Crocodile Cafe, 2000. One of the most engrossing sonic experiences of my life.
Harvey Danger Crocodile Cafe, 2004. Didn’t this band break up?
Hazel Velvet Elvis, 1995. With Sleater Kinney?
Jawbreaker Capitol Theater, 1994. Oh man what a great show.
Les Savy Fav Graceland, 2002.
Lucero Crocodile Cafe, 2007.
Lync Velvet Elvis in 1994. Hush Harbor also played. Modest Mouse opened.
Miles Tilmann 2002. Didn’t he play at the Moore Theater? Or was it just next door?
Mudhoney Paramount, 1992. Ultra Lame Fest. I got knocked unconscious in the pit. Held hands with a girl for the first time ever.
Nomeansno In Ireland in 1996. They happened to be playing the day my family was traveling through Dublin, and they were also on the ferry we took back to London the next day. I interviewed them for my “zine.” Also saw them at Moe in 1994, it was the first and only show I ever got into with a fake ID. The bouncer looked at Greg Noel’s expired license, which listed me as 21 years old and 6’. “You’re six feet tall?” he asked. “No, it’s a typo,” I countered. He shrugged and let me in.
NOFX King Cat Theater, 1994. How embarrassing.
Propagandhi Loved them at the Capitol Theater in 1994, HATED them at 924 Gilman in 1995.
Rancid Capitol Theater, 1994. Yo-Yo A-Go-Go.
The Mr. T Experience Radio House, 2000.
Rilo Kiley Graceland, 2002.
Sage UPS Student Union Building in Tacoma, 1992. My first rock show ever. With My Name and Inspector Love and the Ride Me Babies.
Screw 32 the Radio House, 1995. Was this the time they toured with Schlong?
Seaweed Temple Theater in Tacoma, 1992. The first two rows of theater seating got flattened under the pit.
Severna Park Breakroom, 1997. Met Adam McDaid for the first time.
Slint Showbox, 2005.
Smart Went Crazy Velvet Elvis, 1998. After the show I asked them for a ride to their next gig in Boise. They said yes.
Smelter my living room, 1993. Could this band get back together, please?
Sunny Day Real Estate Pain in the Grass at the Mural Amphitheater, 1994?
Ten O Seven Redmond Firehouse, 1994.
The Beastie Boys End Fest, 1992. MCA had a bright green flat top. One of the last times I crowd-surfed.
The Dead Milkmen OK Hotel, 1994.
The Decemberists Crocodile Cafe, 2004. I found them exceedingly boring live.
The Go! Team Showbox, 2005. Definitely one of the top five best live shows of my life. The entire venue was dancing.
The Halo Benders OK Hotel, 1994.
The Hold Steady Crocodile Cafe, 2006. The quintessential bar band.
The Most Secret Method Matt Hodge & Ryan Parks’s house, 1999? With Juno?
The Odd Numbers OK Hotel, 1994. This is one of my fondest show memories. A rainy day, a matinee show, only ten people in the club, and half of them were dancing.
The Promise Ring RKCNDY, 1999. Burning Airlines and Juno opened.
Thunderbirds Are Now! Chop Suey, 2006. Another one in the top five. The venue was at about a quarter capacity but they played as if they were in a sold-out stadium. I’ve not seen a band match their energy since At the Drive-In.
Treepeople OK Hotel, 1992. *Sigh*
Unwound X-Ray Cafe in Portland, 1994. My family was staying in Portland and they happened to be playing right down the street.
“Weird Al” Yankovic Paramount Theater, 1993. Nerdy!