The 3 Best Current Live Bands

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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 135,947
    1.PEARL JAM
    2.THE CURE
    3.RIVAL SONS
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  • KN219077KN219077 MontanaPosts: 367
    Matts3221 said:

    Also just to add on , I find it amazing when people are upset over other's picks , I may not be into DMB but hey if you are more power too you , live music is amazing and if you enjoy it then more power too you.

    I should have added Bane as a close third even though they are broken up

    Or New Found Glory as a back up for my third.

    Exactly.  Phish is nowhere near my favorite band but you have to respect the work and following they have built with their live shows. They are band that the average person has never heard of yet can draw 60,000 fans. Also DMB had been grinding it out nearly every year for like 50 dates a year since 91 and still pulls a good audience. Honestly with Pearl Jam, it’s the reason I’m here. Mixing up sets and putting on a great live show keeps you coming back for more, not sure why more bands can’t grasp that. I really didn’t know or care about Pearl Jam but I kept hearing rumblings that they were a great live band, being a fan of live music I bought Live in Tokyo 3-3-03 on a whim and haven’t looked back since. Release was the first songg I heard and remains my favorite to this day. 
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 2,369
    1.PEARL JAM
    2.THE CURE
    3.RIVAL SONS
    FINALLY where are any rival
    sons fans!!!??? Why aren’t they more known? Greta Van fleet gets all the attention and imo are nothing compared to Rival Sons. 
  • joberschlakejoberschlake Columbus, OHPosts: 1,091
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    2010: Columbus, Indianapolis, Cleveland
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  • NinetytworulesNinetytworules BostonPosts: 387
    nicknyr15 said:
    1.PEARL JAM
    2.THE CURE
    3.RIVAL SONS
    FINALLY where are any rival
    sons fans!!!??? Why aren’t they more known? Greta Van fleet gets all the attention and imo are nothing compared to Rival Sons. 
    I agree. I think the Rival Sons are the best new band out there. Need to get the new album!! 
  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 801
    edited March 21
    PearlJam
    Alice in Chains 
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Melvens
    Mudhoney
    Mark Lanagan Band
    Post edited by trees on


    PJ Cuyahoga Flalls OH 8/26/1998
    PJ Noblesviile IN 8/18/2000
    PJ Cincinnatti OH 8/20/2000
    PJ Columbus OH 8/21/2000
    PJ Columbus OH 6/24/2003
    PJ Hamilton Ontario 9/13/2005
    PJ Phiadelphia PA 10/3/2005
    PJ Cleveland OH 5/20/2006
    PJ Columbia SC 6/16/2008.....
    e.V Chicago IL 8/21/2008
    e.V Philly PA 6/11/2009
    e.V Bailtimore MD 6/14/2009...
    PJ Chicago IL 8/23/2009
    .PJ...Philly PA 10/27/2009 PJ.Philadephia PA 10/28/2009.
    PJ Columbus OH 5/6/2010
    PJ Cleveland OH 5/9/2010.
    BRAD Columbus OH 10/5/2010
    e.V St.Louis MO 7/1/2011
    .PJ.. East Troy WI 9/3/2011..PJ..East Troy WI 9/4/2011
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse Cleveland OH 10/8/2012
    RNDM Chicago IL11/13/2012
    Alice In Chains/SoundGarden Columbus OH 5/19/2013
    AIC Fort Wayne IN 5/21/2013
    PJ Pittsburgh PA 10/11/2013
    AIC Cincinnati OH 5/17/2014
    AIC Cleveland OH 5/19/2014
    AIC Indianapolis IN 8/19/2014
    PJ Cincinnati OH 10/1/2014
    AIC Cincinnati OH 8/06/2015
    RNDM Chicago IL 3/15/2016
    PJ Columbia SC 4\21\2016
    PJ Lexington KY 4/26/2016
    PJ Chicago IL 8/20/2016
    Soundgarden Columbus OH 5/20/2017 Canceled RIP Chris

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  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 801
    Deftones 
    The Cure
    Metelica


    PJ Cuyahoga Flalls OH 8/26/1998
    PJ Noblesviile IN 8/18/2000
    PJ Cincinnatti OH 8/20/2000
    PJ Columbus OH 8/21/2000
    PJ Columbus OH 6/24/2003
    PJ Hamilton Ontario 9/13/2005
    PJ Phiadelphia PA 10/3/2005
    PJ Cleveland OH 5/20/2006
    PJ Columbia SC 6/16/2008.....
    e.V Chicago IL 8/21/2008
    e.V Philly PA 6/11/2009
    e.V Bailtimore MD 6/14/2009...
    PJ Chicago IL 8/23/2009
    .PJ...Philly PA 10/27/2009 PJ.Philadephia PA 10/28/2009.
    PJ Columbus OH 5/6/2010
    PJ Cleveland OH 5/9/2010.
    BRAD Columbus OH 10/5/2010
    e.V St.Louis MO 7/1/2011
    .PJ.. East Troy WI 9/3/2011..PJ..East Troy WI 9/4/2011
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse Cleveland OH 10/8/2012
    RNDM Chicago IL11/13/2012
    Alice In Chains/SoundGarden Columbus OH 5/19/2013
    AIC Fort Wayne IN 5/21/2013
    PJ Pittsburgh PA 10/11/2013
    AIC Cincinnati OH 5/17/2014
    AIC Cleveland OH 5/19/2014
    AIC Indianapolis IN 8/19/2014
    PJ Cincinnati OH 10/1/2014
    AIC Cincinnati OH 8/06/2015
    RNDM Chicago IL 3/15/2016
    PJ Columbia SC 4\21\2016
    PJ Lexington KY 4/26/2016
    PJ Chicago IL 8/20/2016
    Soundgarden Columbus OH 5/20/2017 Canceled RIP Chris

    #1SHAWNSMITH#1Yngwie j. malmsteen 
    1Janes Addiction#2RedHotChiliPepers#3Deftones#1Tool#2TheVeils#7LiamFinn EJ#3Tinariwen#3SleaterKinney#2SonicYouth#1CorinTuckerBand #2 IronMaiden1#BlackSabbath#8QOTSA#2SoicalD#2BadReligon#7Cloud Cults#1CheapTrick#1SmashingPumpkins#2DieAntwoord#3JohnDoe#1KingsX#1Melvens
  • kaw753kaw753 Posts: 112
    Springsteen has been playing 3 1/2 hours per night with no breaks and no encore for 40 years. I saw him at Wembley in 2012 or 2013 and a 30-something guy behind me said, "That sucks. I have to go the rest of my life knowing I will never see anything better than that." 

    Go to the bathroom when he starts introducing the band. 

  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 2,369
    nicknyr15 said:
    1.PEARL JAM
    2.THE CURE
    3.RIVAL SONS
    FINALLY where are any rival
    sons fans!!!??? Why aren’t they more known? Greta Van fleet gets all the attention and imo are nothing compared to Rival Sons. 
    I agree. I think the Rival Sons are the best new band out there. Need to get the new album!! 
    Yes! New album is killer. Have you seen them live yet?
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,471
    Pearl Jam
    Radiohead
    Rolling Stones
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,068
    Any band that plays my local pub ! 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • In my opinion...

    My Morning Jacket
    Eagles of Death Metal
    Mastodon
    The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself - EV

  • NinetytworulesNinetytworules BostonPosts: 387
    nicknyr15 said:
    nicknyr15 said:
    1.PEARL JAM
    2.THE CURE
    3.RIVAL SONS
    FINALLY where are any rival
    sons fans!!!??? Why aren’t they more known? Greta Van fleet gets all the attention and imo are nothing compared to Rival Sons. 
    I agree. I think the Rival Sons are the best new band out there. Need to get the new album!! 
    Yes! New album is killer. Have you seen them live yet?
    I have not but they are on the list. I almost saw that at a small club in Boston 3/4 years ago but it fell through st the last second.

    have you seen them?
  • Gary CarterGary Carter Shea Stadium Posts: 13,856
    edited March 21
    This is bands or artists I've seen 

    Pearl Jam
    Springsteen and E-Street Band 
    My Morning Jacket

    Honorable mention: Aaron Lewis 
    Ron: I just don't feel like going out tonight
    Sammi: Wanna just break up?

  • Mikemzl91Mikemzl91 Posts: 245
    edited March 21
    Tony Flow and the Miraculous Majestic Masters of Mayhem

    Pearl Jam 

    Radiohead 
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,746
    Pearl Jam
    Radiohead
    Noel Gallagher
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,040
    Thee Oh Sees
    Arcade Fire
    Radiohead
    Pearl Jam
  • DeadmanDeadman Posts: 661
    Mastodon
    Baroness
    Deafheaven
    And... cuz i gotta...
    Between the Buried and Me
  • I am a firm believer that anyone who doesn't include the Jacket on this kind of list, just hasn't seen them
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,845
    edited March 22
    I am a firm believer that anyone who doesn't include the Jacket on this kind of list, just hasn't seen them
    I would hope that nobody is listing any artists they haven't seen live... I have not seen MMJ.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 12,997
    edited March 22
    Phish
    Earthless
    PJ
    Post edited by SmallestOceans on
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    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,657
    this band is out to be # 1
    Ripe — Live at House of Blues (Full Set)
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  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 11,167
    The first 2 are simple...
    1. My Morning Jacket
    2. Pearl Jam
    Number 3 is uncertain for me right now.
    I would've said Band Of Horses...
    but I haven't seen them live since Tyler & Bill left the band,
    so not sure where they stand at this point.
    Minus The Bear is also one of my top bands...
    but they just wrapped up their farewell tour,
    so can't really include them either!
    That leaves Jeremy Enigk, Pixies, The Magpie Salute & Bon Iver as my top choices to fill in the #3 spot.

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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,040
    Deadman said:
    Mastodon
    Baroness
    Deafheaven
    And... cuz i gotta...
    Between the Buried and Me
    Mastodon was amazing live but I only saw them once so I can't claim them...
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 628
    Nine Inch Nails
    Pearl Jam
    Alice In Chains
    Dublin 2006
    Dublin 2010
    Madrid 2018
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 55,672
    Pearl Jam
    Tool
    Carpenter Brut
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 2,369
    nicknyr15 said:
    nicknyr15 said:
    1.PEARL JAM
    2.THE CURE
    3.RIVAL SONS
    FINALLY where are any rival
    sons fans!!!??? Why aren’t they more known? Greta Van fleet gets all the attention and imo are nothing compared to Rival Sons. 
    I agree. I think the Rival Sons are the best new band out there. Need to get the new album!! 
    Yes! New album is killer. Have you seen them live yet?
    I have not but they are on the list. I almost saw that at a small club in Boston 3/4 years ago but it fell through st the last second.

    have you seen them?
    Yes they are awesome. Dudes vocals somehow sound even better live. Highly recommended. They’re touring now and tickets are cheap as hell. 
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,073

    For me I know my top 2:

    1) Pearl Jam

    2) Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band

    Both do amazing shows, have amazing catalogs to pull from, mix it up every night, play over 3 hours, and rock out.

    Choosing a #3 is tougher for me...  seems like a long drop down after that.

    I've seen u2 5 times.  3/5 of the shows were pretty good.  2 of them were only ok.    I've seen Tool 5 times.  4/5 were really good.   The Vancouver Lateralus show wasn't that great.

    I've seen Foo Fighters 5 times between '97 and '18.  They never disappoint.   Even the time I saw them open for the peppers.   They mopped the floor resulting in the peppers looking pretty lethargic in comparison.

    Chris Cornell solo acoustic would of been my # if he was alive.    I caught 4 of those acoustic shows.  Each one was amazing.

    Metallica is pretty good, but after a while the shows feel the same.   The same hits, with a few songs that get swapped in and out if there's a new album.  Which I guess u2, FF, and everyone else does too... but it makes me less excited for metallica shows.

    GNR was pretty good live.. but Axl's voice only works sometimes.  Other times it sounds off.  So it depends on the night you go.    Funny enough I really enjoyed my first guns n' replacements show, almost or possibly the same amount as when I saw the GNR reunion tour.

    Soundgarden was pretty amazing live.   My favourite show of all shows I went too was Soundgarden at the PNE Forum in '96.   But it was inconsistent.  I'd seen them a lolla at the gorge a few months earlier and they were pretty good.   Gorge 2011 was pretty good.  The sound was really bad for Vancouver '13.   I guess the bands good, the venues can be questionable :)

    Saw STP twice in 2000 and once around 2009 or 2010.  The 2000 shows were awesome.  The later show was pretty bad.

    Aerosmith is 50/50 - One great show that was too short because they headlined with motley crue.  A 2nd time this was only kind of meh.

    Motley Crue - 100% , but only seen them twice.   I actually liked the shorter co-headling slot with Aerosmith better than when I saw them headline our smaller local arena on their own.  Both were good shows though.

    Smashing Pumpkins - 100% but only 2 shows.  (a lolla and the mellon collie tour)

    Dayglo Abortions - Our Canadian trash punk band.   I really liked the era when Gymbo was the singer.  He wasn't the original singer, but he breathed extra life into an old punk band.  Hasn't been the same since he left.

    Slayer - 100%.  Seen them twice at two different festival.  Always great.

    Tom Petty - Seen him twice, both were great shows, but they were later in his career (2006 and 2014).  Excellent musicianship, but not the raw energy you get with some of our 90s favourites.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Seen them do some great shows and some lethargic shows.   Haven't seen them since they opened for PJ in 2000 in Seattle.  What I discovered is they're much better when they play just short of an hour :)

    AC/DC - Seen them twice.  First show was pretty good.  2nd show was amazing.   It was in Edmonton.  It happened in the middle of a thunderstorm evening.  Lightning could be seen all around the venue and it pissed rain the entire time.   It was like the band and the crowed fed off the punishment they were taking.   I think it's my #2 show of all time (behind PJ at the gorge in 2005).

    AiC - Once with Layne (lollapalooza) and twice with William (plus a number of solo Cantrell shows where William sang).   The lolla set was amazing but I didn't fully appreciate the band at the time because it was jar of flies that pulled me in.     I saw Cantrell do a solo opening for Metallica and it was decent.   The next one I saw the same night as my first ac/dc show.  They played Richards on Richards in Vancouver.  We walked in a few songs late due to being at AC/DC.   Probably my 2nd favourite AiC related show.   I don't find the two times I saw AiC with William to be that memorable, but the solo show definitely was.

    Bryan Adams - 50/50 - Our seats ended up being obstructed view at the first show so our bitterness probably ruined it.  2nd show was an amazing acoustic show.

    Queens of the Stone - Saw them open for NIN once, Soundgarden once, but only saw my first solo show when they played here last year.  It was really good.   Opening slots were ok.

    Nine Inch Nails - I think I'm at 3 shows.. nope 4 if include the show opening for Bowie.   They're pretty good every time I go.   But they're 100% good.  I haven't quite felt that 110% I feel at a PJ/Springsteen show.

    David Bowie - 2 times.  Both were pretty solid.   I really dug the tour with NIN.. show at the Tacoma Dome was great.

    Counting Crows - I love their earlier studio albums but they are the worst live band I've ever paid money to see.

    Tea Party - Pretty amazing live.  I got a little bored of them after the early 00's, but saw them last year and they kicked ass.  Going again this year.

    Tragically Hip - Usually pretty good.  I would say 3/4 of the shows I've seen were legendary.   I saw a show in Edmonton around 2007 or 2008 that was a bit average.   On the flip side the show I saw on the farewell tour (Victoria).  I think its #3 all time.    Also the first time I saw them at Western Speedway for another road side attraction.  Amazing set, and amazing festival.

    Nickelback - Sorry.  Friend of my friends used to drum in the band.  Saw a number of their early shows when their music was a bit more raw.  Nobody knows those albums because it was the 3rd one that got global airplay, and that's when everyone started the hate on (me included).

    54-40 - Pretty good every time I see them - countless shows


    I've only need Nirvana, Black Sabbath, The Who, Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine, Offspring, Blind Melon, Lenny Kravitz, Hole, Marilyn Manson, Everclear, Ramones, Pixies, John Fogerty, Monster Magnet, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Soulfly, Sepultura, Greta Van Fleet, Moist, Temple of the Dog, Paul McCartney,  one time.

    I feel like you need to see a band 5 times to see if the legendary really stacks up.  However I've decided that the 2nd time I saw AC/DC was so amazing they're going to make my top 3.  Even if I've only seen them 2 times.  Foo Fighters were more consistent, but never achieved that level for me.

    1.  Pearl Jam

    2.  Springsteen & E-Street Band

    3.  AC/DC

    I wonder if I forgot anything.. probably.. I tried to put a lot of thought into it.







  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,845
    I would have said The Tragically Hip are #1 if they still existed. :(
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,153
    Pearl Jam
    Iron Maiden
    Korn
    NYPJ
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