Top Female Performer You've Seen Live

g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,534
edited January 2015 in Other Music
I'm watching Tina Turner in concert in Holland and got me thinking how many here have seen a female act in concert. I've seen her live 5 times the first MD/VA on The Private Dancer Tour when Mister Mister opened for her was the best. The last was in VA when Cyndi Lauper opened while being 5 months pregnant. TT can put on a hell of a show in those heels for two hours.

So what's your list of female performers as single acts or lead in a band?

Tina Turner
Pat Benatar
Heart?
Christi Hynde
Patti Labelle
Til Tuesday
Natalie Cole
Blondie
Cyndi Lauper
Britney Spears....I got dragged to this one
Beyoncé....got dragged to this one too
Mary J Bliage
Queen Latifa

How could I forget....
Joan Jett.....she went a rival high school in MD....SHE was very good
Oh Madonna...forgettable and I like her somewhat




There's more and I know I butchered some of there names for sure.

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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,749
    Aint nothing wrong with Beyonce.

  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,749
    off the top of my head

    Neko Case
    Sleater Kinney
    St. Vincent
    FKA Twigs
    Bjork
    Portishead
    Fiona Apple
    Grimes
    Sharon van Etton


    Going to see Taylor Swift this summer. I'm sure she puts on a great show.

  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,534
    Aint nothing wrong with Beyonce.

    Her act on stage is ok, but met her backstage and man does she have a nasty low down attitude. I'll just say she wasn't classy, she's got a mouth like the worse sailer!

    Peace

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    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,283
    There are so many kick ass ladies out there! The best of who I've seen live:
    Grace Potter (& the Nocturnals)
    Stevie Nicks
    Brandi Carlile
    Beyonce
    Lauren Mayberry from CHVRCHES
    Susan Tedeschi (Tedeschi Trucks Band)
    Ritzy Bryan from The Joy Formidable
    Gabriela of Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Mavis Staples
    Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes
    Karen O
    Carey Ann from Shovels & Rope
    Thao Nguyen (Thao & the Get Down Stay Down)
    Lucius (amazing newer band with 2 female lead vocalists)
    Alexis from Sleigh Bells
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,295
    Annie Lennox
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  • Sarah McLachlan is awesome. Performed best cover ever of Solsbury Hill when I watched her play.

    Erika Wennerstrom from the Heartless Bastards impressed the hell out of me as well.
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  • I was also impressed with Brandi Carlisle supporting Dave Matthews last year at the Gorge.
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,534
    Annie Lennox

    I had the biggest crush on her way back in the day....never seen her live though.
    :(
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,124
  • A beauty find (it may have been posted somewhere on these pages... Sorry if so):


    Brandi Carlisle and Mike McCready performing Wild Horses.
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  • Cool thread.

    Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's is amazing live.
    I saw X and the singer for them was very good too.
    Regine from Arcade Fire is flat out fantastic.
    Ani DiFranco is brilliant.
    Tegan and Sarah perform great live.
    Kim from Matt&Kim is a great performer. She's half the act and is a great show woman.
    Iggy Azaela was really good at ACL this year too.

    That's all I can think of that I have personally witnessed.

    Anyone ever catch Pink live? I've seen her on TV and her act looks amazing.

    And^^^ to Samjam who sees EVERYONE in concert. I saw ChVrches
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    Janet Jackson
    Lady Gaga

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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,251
    Out of curiosity anyone seen PJ Harvey. I have one of her albums- Stories from the City....
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  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 7,451
    edited January 2015
    I've said it before....Phantogram, although it's sort of a duo.



    and Pat Benatar.
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  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,336
    Björk (with Sugarcubes)
    PJ Harvey
    Patti Smith
    Regine (Arcade Fire)
    Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)
    Kool Kat Club 1992, Moderna museet 1992, Globen 2012, Friends arena 2014
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,749
    BrainofBGA wrote: »
    Out of curiosity anyone seen PJ Harvey. I have one of her albums- Stories from the City....


    I saw her open twice for U2 and she was fantastic both nights.

  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,799
    Cool thread.

    Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's is amazing live.
    I saw X and the singer for them was very good too.
    Regine from Arcade Fire is flat out fantastic.
    Ani DiFranco is brilliant.
    Tegan and Sarah perform great live.
    Kim from Matt&Kim is a great performer. She's half the act and is a great show woman.
    Iggy Azaela was really good at ACL this year too.

    That's all I can think of that I have personally witnessed.

    Anyone ever catch Pink live? I've seen her on TV and her act looks amazing.

    And^^^ to Samjam who sees EVERYONE in concert. I saw ChVrches
    Glad to see Ani mentioned.

    Reading through this thread, it struck me that I've never attended the show of a female.

    Would love to see her live someday, along with Joni Mitchell and Margo Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies...and maybe Natalie Merchant too.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,388
    Juliette Lewis, belive it or not, is as rock n roll as it gets. Dirty, sweaty, sexy rock n roll. Saw her twice for two different tours...blew me away both times.

    Melissa Auf der Maur is also awesome.
  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,124
    paulonious wrote: »
    Melissa Auf der Maur is also awesome.

    mmm, yes.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,177
    would have loved to have seen Annie Lennox....what a fucking voice!

    Grace Potter
    Ann and Nancy Wilson
    Susan Tedeschi
    ZZ Ward
    Melissa Etheridge....back in the day....when she was doing her best stuff....and dudes were at her shows.

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    Bjork was awesome.
    Erika Wennerstrom from the Heartless Bastards is awesome as well.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,177
    Aint nothing wrong with Beyonce.

    uh, yeah....yeah, there is. [-X
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    Melisse Etheridge was outstanding at the beginning of her career.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,552
    I never thought about it before, but I just realized, to my surprise, that I've never seen a female performer in concert by choice. I guess I must have seen a few at festivals, but can't remember. And I saw Tegan and Sara open for a band once, and I hated them a lot.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,799
    paulonious wrote: »
    Juliette Lewis, belive it or not, is as rock n roll as it gets. Dirty, sweaty, sexy rock n roll. Saw her twice for two different tours...blew me away both times.

    Melissa Auf der Maur is also awesome.
    Milla Jovovich falls into that category too. Nice work with Puscifer.

    And KD Lang's voice...holy shit, with its purity.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,749
    imalive wrote: »
    Aint nothing wrong with Beyonce.

    uh, yeah....yeah, there is. [-X

    No way dude. Shes a superstar. She put out one of the best albums of 2013 (and 14 seeing as it came out 2 weeks before the previous year ended).

    Some of the most progressive soul/r&b out there. Plus a killer voice.



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    Tori Amos.
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    I'd LOVE to see PJ Harvey and Patti Smith perform one day. Cannot really think of any female artist that I have seen live right now. Odd.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,295
    g under p wrote: »
    Annie Lennox

    I had the biggest crush on her way back in the day....never seen her live though.
    :(
    I saw her once in Vancouver, and looking through a tour list online it seems it must have been 1986. Eurythmics, so just her and Dave Stewart. My memory is she was great but Stewart wasn't much of a performer.
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  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    edited January 2015
    The pretenders
    Stevie nicks
    Sheryl crow ( not a huge fan album wise, but she puts on a great live show).
    The heartless bastards (Erika is great)
    The cranberries
    Dead weather
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