All the Live Art I Witnessed in 2007

What is live art? Well, in my world, it is anything that is performed, experienced, or interacted with solely in a live setting. It can be a play, a concert, or a museum exhibition. It can be a comedy show, a lecture, or a podcast taping. It doesn’t really matter, so long as it is happening in front of me, and I am there to see it in the moment.

This list will not be as extensive as some of my others, mostly because these things cost money and time, in a way the other culture consumables do not, but I still managed to engage with more than a fair share of live art over the course of 12 months. It is a list which I will organize in chronological order, and categorize thusly:

music
play
COMEDY
visual art
lecture/reading/other

January

1/6 My Morning Jacket — The Moore

February

2/15 Gomez, Ben Kweller — The Showbox

March

3/7 This American Life — The Paramount

April

4/25 Trapped in the Closet Live — Re-Bar

May

5/2 Kings of Leon — The Moore
5/3 !!! — Neumos
5/5 Urinetown — Nathan Hale High School
5/30 Ravens & Chimes — The Crocodile

June

6/6 The Police — KeyArena

July

7/6 Tim Seely, Mooncalf — Tractor Tavern
7/29 Rufus Wainwright — The Moore

August

8/4 Cave Singers, Grand Archives — Nectar Lounge
8/19 Fountains of Wayne — Neumos
8/21 Wilco — Marymoor Park
8/25 Modest Mouse — Download Festival / The Gorge
8/25 Incubus — Download Festival / The Gorge
8/25 Nada Surf — Download Festival / The Gorge

September

9/1 The Shins — Bumbershoot
9/1 Menomena — Bumbershoot
9/1 Gogol Bordello — Bumbershoot
9/2 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (2) — Bumbershoot
9/2 Kings of Leon — Bumbershoot
9/2 TODD BARRY — Bumbershoot
9/2 MICHAEL IAN BLACK — Bumbershoot
9/2 Ian Ball — Bumbershoot
9/2 Andrew Bird — Bumbershoot
9/2 Devendra Banhart — Bumbershoot
9/3 John Legend — Bumbershoot
9/3 Fleet Foxes — Bumbershoot
9/15 New Pornographers — The Showbox
9/24 Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem — Hec Edmundson Pavilion

October

10/4 Greg Dulli, Tim Seely — The Triple Door
10/9 MICHAEL IAN BLACK, MICHAEL SHOWALTER — Neumos
10/16 Rogue Wave — Neumos
10/23 Neil Young — WaMu Theater
10/26 David Sedaris — Benaroya Hall

November

11/5 Ben Lee — Neumos
11/6 The WomenACT
11/28 Ben Kweller — Neumos

December

12/5 Mike Doughty — The Triple Door