Thread: Best Live Bands Out There

IPowrie - 5/17/2017 at 10:26 PM

Top Five For Me

Umphrey's McGee- The link I posted is audio of the last time I saw them. The Soul Food I>Soul Food II>Soul Food III to start set two was really good.
https://archive.org/details/um2017-02-02.mk41.flac16

Greensky Bluegrass- The link is for the last time I saw them. Really good two sets than a Last Waltz Tribute encore. Leap Year and Broke Mountain Breakdown are good jams
https://archive.org/details/gsbg2016-11-26.mk41.flac16/gsbg2016-11-26mk41t1 0.flac

Tedeschi Trucks Band- The mix of all there influences makes them so great. Plus Derek is probably the best guitarist out there right now. Idle Wind is great as the centerpiece song.
https://archive.org/details/ttb2016-07-31.4ch.24b


Phish- I think they have found there groove. Just finished listening to summer 2015 and all the shows where enjoyable. I'm glad they continue to include new music and Fuego has turned into a nice jam vehicle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4asow5Rr9OA

Jason Isbell- Saw him for the first time last fall. It was the songs that had me on the edge of my seat all night plus his band can play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm6GXnV7c6E


JimSheridan - 5/18/2017 at 12:23 AM

3 acts i try to see whenever i can:

1. TTB
2. Wilco
3. Steve Hackett


shep66 - 5/18/2017 at 12:49 AM

Here's a few:

TTB
Blackberry Smoke
Miranda Lambert
Gov't Mule
Phish
Any side project of Warren Haynes
Joe Bonamassa
Marcus King Band
The Record Company
New Mastersounds
Moon Taxi


DeadMallard - 5/18/2017 at 01:06 AM

TTB
Drive By Truckers
Jason Isbell
Lucero
Ryan Adams


IPowrie - 5/18/2017 at 01:31 AM

quote:
Here's a few:

TTB
Blackberry Smoke
Miranda Lambert
Gov't Mule
Phish
Any side project of Warren Haynes
Joe Bonamassa
Marcus King Band
The Record Company
New Mastersounds
Moon Taxi



Blackberry Smoke gets alot of love around here. I don't get it, the music is missing something.

Saw Marcus King Band earlier this year and it was a great show. New Mastersounds where quite good when I saw them.


IPowrie - 5/18/2017 at 01:31 AM

quote:
Here's a few:

TTB
Blackberry Smoke
Miranda Lambert
Gov't Mule
Phish
Any side project of Warren Haynes
Joe Bonamassa
Marcus King Band
The Record Company
New Mastersounds
Moon Taxi



Blackberry Smoke gets alot of love around here. I don't get it, the music is missing something.

Saw Marcus King Band earlier this year and it was a great show. New Mastersounds where quite good when I saw them.


cmgst34 - 5/18/2017 at 01:42 AM

The Avetts.


berkhath - 5/18/2017 at 02:40 AM

Andy Frasco & the U.N.

Not sure I've ever seen anything like them.


thresher - 5/18/2017 at 02:42 AM

Big Something never disappoints - check them out if you get a chance.

Pink Talking Fish is blast.

Joe Russo's Almost Dead. Those guys take the Dead songs you know and love to a another level.

Toots and Maytals - Probably isn't touring much these days but man what a show.

Anything with Derek Trucks, Luther Dickerson, Jimmy Herring or Jack Pearson in it.


WarEagleRK - 5/18/2017 at 03:50 AM

Off the top of my head...

TTB
Avett Brothers
Iron Maiden
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Gov't Mule
Pearl Jam
Vintage Trouble


Could never get into Umphreys beyond some of their covers. Too much keyboard/synth.


BrerRabbit - 5/18/2017 at 04:48 AM

Some I like and have seen of late, and catch whenever they come by:

Hot Tuna
Tinariwen
Meat Puppets
Moonalice
Israel Vibration
Proteje

Couple Oregon grown bands:

Sol Seed (Eugene)
Freak Mountain Ramblers (Portland)


Sang - 5/18/2017 at 02:50 PM

Drive By Truckers
Govt Mule
TTB
Bob Mould
NMAS
King Crimson
Steven Wilson


Rusty - 5/18/2017 at 02:53 PM

Out where?


lovelight - 5/18/2017 at 04:45 PM

Buddy Guy
Quinn Sullivan
TTB
MoonAlice
Hugh Pool Band
Marcus King Band
( no particular order but Buddy is first as he is devoted to keeping his promise to Muddy to keep touring the blues)


gina - 5/18/2017 at 05:08 PM

'scuse me, ever heard of

the Dickey Betts Band?

This guy Dickey Betts, he's kinda good. Multi-faceted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjTwU9cMrKg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwiM__vSZ2g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ3LLtUio2A



And he was right about this guy who even as a young' un was awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_LrvPriaE



[Edited on 5/18/2017 by gina]


Joe_the_Lurker - 5/18/2017 at 05:40 PM

Tom Petty
Railroad Earth
Walter Trout
Greyboy Allstars
TTB
Mule
Steve Kimock
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Jimmy D Lane


IPowrie - 5/18/2017 at 05:41 PM

quote:
The Avetts.


Saw them last fall. Really good show. A band I'd go see in an arena.


pops42 - 5/18/2017 at 05:45 PM

Marty Stewart & fabulous Superlatives, Dale Watson, Lake Street Dive


heineken515 - 5/18/2017 at 05:47 PM

Gina, your post reminds me of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YymGJKhGgY of which sadly, to an extent, describes me also.


travis - 5/18/2017 at 06:02 PM

Los Lobos


BIGV - 5/18/2017 at 06:12 PM

The Punch Brothers
St.Paul and the broken bones
Trombone Shorty


amyjared - 5/18/2017 at 10:08 PM

Interesting lists. I've seen most of the folks on these lists and I am curious as to what criteria you are using? For me, I need something that is upbeat, I can dance to it (or slam to it), something that moves me and some folks who's talent blows me away. I saw Tom Petty on 3 separate tours and while he's incredibly talented, he played the exact (and I mean EXACT) same shows and bored me to tears after seeing a few of them. I saw Miranda Lambert and fell asleep. Dickey's great, if he shows up. Ryan Adams is so full of himself, it often distracts from the show. Phish can be hit or miss, and it's a sausage fest. So here's some gas for the fire:

Drive-by Truckers and Jason Isbell never disappoint
St. Paul & the Broken Bones thrilled me and got me dancing like few shows can.
I've never seen a bad Gov't Mule show.
The Pixies are always fun. X are incredible
Bruce Springsteen is still the greatest live act there ever was, bar none. Sorry, not even debatable, just a fact.
Iggy Pop still brings it at 70, stage diving and ripping it up like few others.


kevdab - 5/19/2017 at 09:54 AM

TTB
Mule
Panic
Pearl Jam
Bruce


mikesolo - 5/19/2017 at 12:21 PM

I agree on Pearl Jam - playing some of their best shows ever last tour (IMO)

Off course the Mule (show last Wednesday night may have been the best they have sounded to me yet and I have been going a long time)

Really enjoyed Ryan Adams and the Unknown Band a week or so ago - the whole band puts out a great sound.

Nothing else reallly like TTB out there - a big talented bunch of musicians

Lastly I will go with Dan Baird and Homemade Sin (100% pure rock & roll)


pops42 - 5/19/2017 at 12:32 PM

quote:
'scuse me, ever heard of

the Dickey Betts Band?

This guy Dickey Betts, he's kinda good. Multi-faceted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjTwU9cMrKg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwiM__vSZ2g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ3LLtUio2A



And he was right about this guy who even as a young' un was awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_LrvPriaE



[Edited on 5/18/2017 by gina]
He retired a couple of years ago.


BillyBlastoff - 5/19/2017 at 01:27 PM

TTB
Gov't Mule
Stevie Wonder
Dr. John
Elephant Revival

But there are many more that I try not to miss.


gina - 5/19/2017 at 11:02 PM

quote:
Gina, your post reminds me of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YymGJKhGgY of which sadly, to an extent, describes me also.


Well, that's okay, at least you're not 'sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent...'

And don't feel bad, Springsteens Glory Days is something we all can relate to.


oldcoot - 5/19/2017 at 11:59 PM

Tinsley Ellis
Dave & Phil Alvin
Albert Castiglia


pops42 - 5/20/2017 at 12:22 AM

Kim Wilson and band put on a great show.


stormyrider - 5/20/2017 at 01:03 AM

TTB
Mule / Whatever Warren Haynes is doing
Cabinet
Rich Robinson (haven't seen Magpie Salute yet)
Kimock

jazz
Chick Corea
Brian Blade -whoever he is playing with
Herbie Hancock
Anat Cohen
to name a few


CanadianMule - 5/20/2017 at 03:11 AM

quote:
quote:
'scuse me, ever heard of

the Dickey Betts Band?

This guy Dickey Betts, he's kinda good. Multi-faceted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjTwU9cMrKg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwiM__vSZ2g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ3LLtUio2A



And he was right about this guy who even as a young' un was awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_LrvPriaE



[Edited on 5/18/2017 by gina]
He retired a couple of years ago.


Are you trying to confuse her with reality?


Lee - 5/20/2017 at 11:44 AM

Lot of good ones on there. I am an admittedly avid Bruce fan so I will agree that he is the greatest entertainer ever. At least that I have seen. Opinion of course.

Drive By Truckers are just awesome.

Nice to see someone acknowledge Moonalice. I saw them years ago with Tea Leaf Green. Probably one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen.

I will add a couple more:

JJ Grey & MoFro. Saw them at a street fest in Chicago years ago. Then saw them in North Carolina with The Drive By Truckers opening for the Allmans. That was awesome.

John Butler Trio. Guy from Australia. The guy is very unique, can play anything. His wife worked the merchandise stand when I saw him.


JimSheridan - 5/20/2017 at 01:36 PM

The New Mastersounds are terrific live. Funky funky


DeadMallard - 5/20/2017 at 05:59 PM

quote:
Lot of good ones on there. I am an admittedly avid Bruce fan so I will agree that he is the greatest entertainer ever. At least that I have seen. Opinion of course.

Drive By Truckers are just awesome.

Nice to see someone acknowledge Moonalice. I saw them years ago with Tea Leaf Green. Probably one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen.

I will add a couple more:

JJ Grey & MoFro. Saw them at a street fest in Chicago years ago. Then saw them in North Carolina with The Drive By Truckers opening for the Allmans. That was awesome.

John Butler Trio. Guy from Australia. The guy is very unique, can play anything. His wife worked the merchandise stand when I saw him.




Could you suggest an album to start with for the John Butler Trio?


Lee - 5/20/2017 at 06:38 PM

quote:
quote:
Lot of good ones on there. I am an admittedly avid Bruce fan so I will agree that he is the greatest entertainer ever. At least that I have seen. Opinion of course.

Drive By Truckers are just awesome.

Nice to see someone acknowledge Moonalice. I saw them years ago with Tea Leaf Green. Probably one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen.

I will add a couple more:

JJ Grey & MoFro. Saw them at a street fest in Chicago years ago. Then saw them in North Carolina with The Drive By Truckers opening for the Allmans. That was awesome.

John Butler Trio. Guy from Australia. The guy is very unique, can play anything. His wife worked the merchandise stand when I saw him.




Could you suggest an album to start with for the John Butler Trio?



Living 2001 - 2002. Two discs. Many of the songs are on his studio releases but he is SO much better live and these capture the songs.

Live at St Gallen is another one. They are quite similar.



DeadMallard - 5/21/2017 at 03:25 AM

Thanks Lee


joyful_noise - 5/21/2017 at 09:22 AM

JRAD - hands down the best Dead cover band running today, sorry D&C.
Lettuce
Galactic
Roger Waters
Paul McCartney
Tom Petty
TTB
Mule
Blackberry Smoke
Panic ... Widespread that is. (not at the Disco)
Phish

and more


Agerst1574 - 5/21/2017 at 12:23 PM

Going to try to veer away from the dinasaurs and some of the obvious choices so here goes:

Drive By Truckers
Lee Bain lll and the Glory Fires
J Roddy Walston and the Business
The Hold Steady
Screaming Females-Marissa Nadler the guitarist in the band is amazing
Dan Baird and Homemade Sin
Fleshtones

There are many bands I would go anywhere to see and have: Pearl Jam, Bruce, Iggy, Govt Mule, TTB included but I would love people to discover the above bands. They need the support.

[Edited on 5/21/2017 by Agerst1574]


IPowrie - 5/21/2017 at 01:48 PM

Just saw Primus last night. I'd add them to the list of must see bands. They might be the trippiest band out there right now. Larry Lalonde has to be in the discussion for the best guitarist of the 90's.


bettyhynes - 5/21/2017 at 08:04 PM

Korn,
Sabbath


Rusty - 5/21/2017 at 09:22 PM

Steely Dan. Never seen a bad 'Dan show!

Zappa Plays Zappa - or whatever the "Zappa Inc." legal department is making Dweezil call his Zappa band these days.


pops42 - 5/21/2017 at 09:26 PM

Jimmie Vaughan.


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