The 3 Best Current Live Bands

walkunafraidwalkunafraid Posts: 2,430
edited September 2008 in The Porch
My purely unofficial opinion:

1) Pearl Jam
2) The Arcade Fire
3) R.E.M.

Hard to leave out:
4) Radiohead
5) Wilco
6) Nine Inch Nails
Everything has chains...Absolutely nothing's changed. - PJ

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus
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  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    PJ
    Muse
    Red Hots

    Thats mine
    Shows:
    9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
    10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
  • thunderDANthunderDAN Posts: 2,094
    1)Radiohead
    2)Pearl Jam
    3)Nine Inch Nails
  • robfest2robfest2 Posts: 594
    PJ
    The Hold Steady
    The Weepies
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    pj
    mmj
    the roots
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • ThecureThecure Posts: 814
    sorry but did people forget about U2.

    1) U2
    2) PEARL JAM
    3) RADIOHEAD
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  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    Thecure wrote:
    sorry but did people forget about U2.

    No...actually they were my #3 until I remembered how great Frusciante is live
    Shows:
    9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
    10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
  • 1) Pearl Jam
    2) moe.
    3) Keller Williams

    NIN definitely one of the best live shows I have ever seen but I have only seen them once.
  • Pearl Jam
    My Morning Jacket
    Wilco
    "you don't have to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring, besides that, they're fascist. Make em' hit groundballs, they're more democratic."

    -Crash Davis
  • PrlJamrPrlJamr Posts: 74
    Pearl Jam
    Springsteen
    U2
  • jeremyjeremy Posts: 409
    pearl jam
    radiohead
    mogwai
    ''walk the bridges before you burn them down...''
    and always remember ''it's no crime to escape!!!"
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,460
    pearl jam
    sevendust
    nonpoint
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,174
    1) Pearl Jam
    2) Kings Of Leon
    3) The Raconteurs

    Close, but not close enough

    U2, Radiohead, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, Wilco
    PJ:
    2003 Mansfield: July 2
    2004 Boston: Sept 28 & 29
    2005 Montreal: Sept 15
    2006 Boston: May 24 & 25
    2008 Hartford: June 27, Mansfield: June 28,
    2010 Boston: May 17
    2013 Worcester: Oct 15, Hartford: Oct 25,
    2016 Hampton: April 18, Raleigh: April 20 (cancelled), Columbia: April 21. Quebec: May 5. Boston (Fenway): August 7

    EV Solo: Boston 8/2/08, Boston 6/16/11
  • ToadJodeToadJode Posts: 49
    Pearl Jam
    Dave Matthews Band
    Moe. (It's a tie for 3rd)


    I would also include Widespread Panic but I have never seen them live, and Phish, but they're not currently together.
    ...the smallest oceans still get big, big waves...
  • spearheadspearhead Posts: 598
    PrlJamr wrote:
    Pearl Jam
    Springsteen
    U2


    NO MORE CALLS ... WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

    You, sir, are CORRECT!!!!

    Pearl Jam
    Bruce Springsteen
    U2
    ...honorable mentions: REM ... RHCP ... Fab Faux!!
    I was alone and far away when I heard the band start playing!

    ...I was always a DeadHead, but when I first heard Winston Rodney, aka the Burning Spear, sing, I became a SpearHead too!
  • LizardkingLizardking Posts: 936
    I just want to say, I really enjoyed BuckCherry Live, amazing show!!!
    Lizardking

    http://www.myspace.com/lizardkings1

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  • Pearl Jam
    Radiohead
    Incubus
    There's alot to be said for Nowhere
  • silas23silas23 SoCalPosts: 96
    1.pearl jam (obviously) 2. Dmb 3. Stone temple pilots
  • Three best I've seen live that are still performing:

    Pearl Jam
    Wilco
    My Morning Jacket
  • wolf parade
    the bronx
    the hives
    honorable mention: brmc. the walkmen. radiohead. tv on the radio.
  • flyinwhole313flyinwhole313 Posts: 1,641
    PJ/ Ed
    Radiohead
    Beck
    Paul McCartney
    Neil Young (75% of the time...)
    STP is awesome (didn't see them this time around, so I can't vouch today)
    NIN, Black Keys


    F--- U2...They are the epitome of Corporate Rock! see also: Madonna, Elton John, and
    Bruce Springsteen- YEAH! "MR. Working Mans Man"- Tickets $165+ can you spell douche!??? Don't defend him just because Eddie Likes him!
  • flyinwhole313flyinwhole313 Posts: 1,641
    South Park portrayed Bono perfectly..."yeah, yeah, yeah. yeah"
  • The Black Crowes
    Supersuckers
    PJ
    4/12/94, 9/16/98, 8/30/00, 7/2/03, 7/3/03, 7/11/03, 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 5/24/06, 5/25/06, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 5/17/10
  • moe.
    the flaming lips
    robert randolph and the family band
    "Have you ever.........pooped a balloon?"
    ~D.K.S.
  • G ForceG Force Posts: 1,390
    My purely unofficial opinion:

    1) Pearl Jam
    2) The Arcade Fire
    3) R.E.M.

    Hard to leave out:
    4) Radiohead
    5) Wilco
    6) Nine Inch Nails


    REM?!?!?! :o Does Stipe still have the hiv or did he bum some meds from magic?
  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    Thecure wrote:
    sorry but did people forget about U2.

    1) U2
    2) PEARL JAM
    3) RADIOHEAD


    U Who????
  • PrlJamrPrlJamr Posts: 74
    spearhead wrote:
    NO MORE CALLS ... WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

    You, sir, are CORRECT!!!!

    Pearl Jam
    Bruce Springsteen
    U2
    ...honorable mentions: REM ... RHCP ... Fab Faux!!

    What made you think I was a "sir?"
  • dumbekdumbek Posts: 10
    My favorites so far this summer:

    R.E.M.
    Pearl Jam
    The Stooges
  • CupofjoeCupofjoe Posts: 557
    You people have it all wrong.

    Pearl Jam
    TREY
    311

    You said LIVE and by far there it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • PrlJamrPrlJamr Posts: 74
    PJ/ Ed
    Radiohead
    Beck
    Paul McCartney
    Neil Young (75% of the time...)
    STP is awesome (didn't see them this time around, so I can't vouch today)
    NIN, Black Keys


    F--- U2...They are the epitome of Corporate Rock! see also: Madonna, Elton John, and
    Bruce Springsteen- YEAH! "MR. Working Mans Man"- Tickets $165+ can you spell douche!??? Don't defend him just because Eddie Likes him!

    Obviously you've never seen either live or you wouldn't put them in the same category as Madonna & Elton John - I'll write if off to inexperience! I paid less than $100 for my last Bruce show - in the pit - and he played for almost 3 hours so I think I got my money's worth!
  • Cupofjoe wrote:
    You people have it all wrong.

    Pearl Jam
    TREY
    311

    You said LIVE and by far there it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    311? ugh. saw them years ago. bad bad bad.
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