Every* Musical Act I've Ever Seen in Concert

I say every with an asterisk, because honestly I cannot recall every opening act I have ever seen, but those that I can recall and/or those I can corroborate with tickets, photos and other documentation, I have included here. This list is in alphabetical order (by last name where applicable), and for those artists I have seen more than once, I have noted that fact with a parenthetical. Some artists I have seen more than once but in different iterations—Neil Young, I’m looking at you—and have noted those differences as unique entries.

A

Active Child
The Actual Tigers (2)
Ryan Adams (6)
The Afghan Whigs
Akron/Family (2)
Alvvays (2)
Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals
Animal Collective
Fiona Apple (3)
Arcade Fire (5)
Army Navy
Arthur & Yu (2)
Joseph Arthur (3)
Arthur Buck
Astronautalis
Atmosphere
Augustines (2)
The Autumn Defense
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Avett Brothers (4)
Avi Buffalo

B

Eric Bachman
Badly Drawn Boy
Ian Ball
Band of Horses (3)
Band of Skulls
Devendra Banhart
The Baptist Generals
Courtney Barnett (2)
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Eef Barzelay
Rayland Baxter
David Bazan
Beach Slang
Beat Connection
Beck (6)
Beirut (2)
Bell Orchestre
Tony Bennett
Best Coast
Bhi Bhiman
Big Boi
Big Red Machine
Big Star’s Third
Andrew Bird (2)
Aloe Blacc
The Black Keys (2)
Black Mountain
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (2)
Karl Blau
Bleeding Rainbow
Blind Pilot
Blitzen Trapper (3)
Bloc Party
Blood Orange
Bon Iver (4)
The Books
Born Anchors
Charles Bradley (3)
Billy Bragg
Michelle Branch
Jeff Bridges
Broken Bells
Broken Social Scene (2)
Danny Brown
Jackson Browne
Buffalo Springfield (2)
Built to Spill (2)
Bully (2)
John Butler Trio

C

Calexico
Camera Obscura
Camp Cope
S. Carey
Caribou
Neko Case (7)
case/lang/veirs
Cataldo (2)
Cave Singers (5)
Caveman
Chance the Rapper (2)
Chastity Belt (2)
Chet Faker
Childish Gambino
Chk Chk Chk
The Civil Wars
Gary Clark Jr. (2)
Classixx (3)
Clem Snide
Codeine
Cold War Kids (2)
Com Truise
Common
Common Market
Phil Cook
Cornelius
Elvis Costello (2)
Elvis Costello & the Imposters
Country Mice
Cowboy Mouth
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (2)
Sheryl Crow
Allison Crutchfield
The Cure
Cut Copy (2)
Cymbals Eat Guitars (2)

D

Das Booty & the Terrible Men’s Choir (2)
Dawes (2)
De La Soul (2)
Dan Deacon
The Dead Tongues (2)
Death Cab for Cutie (4)
Deep Sea Diver (2)
Deer Tick
Deerhunter
Gavin DeGraw
Del Tha Funky Homosapien
Mac DeMarco
Destroyer
Alela Diane
Dinosaur Jr.
Dirty Projectors (3)
The Dismemberment Plan (5)
Beth Ditto
Dixie Chicks
The Dodos (3)
Dolorean
Dom
Mike Doughty (5)
Mike Doughty’s Band
Doves
Dr. Dog
Greg Dulli
Dum Dum Girls
The Dutchess and the Duke
Bob Dylan (2)

E

Earth, Wind & Fire
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (3)
Kathleen Edwards
El Vy
Elbow (2)
Electric Guest
Eminem
Empress Of
Jeremy Enigk (2)

F

Fanfarlo
Father John Misty
Feist (3)
Fiction Plane
Final Fantasy
Craig Finn
The Fire Theft
First Aid Kit
Fistful of Mercy
Fitz and the Tantrums
The Flaming Lips (5)
The Flavr Blue
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (5)
Fleet Foxes (4)
Flight of the Conchords (2)
Flock of Dimes
Florence + The Machine
Foals (3)
Ben Folds (2)
Foo Fighters (4)
David Ford
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Foster the People (2)
Fountains of Wayne (2)
Michael Franti & Spearhead (2)
The Fratellis
Freelance Whales
French Kicks
Frightened Rabbit
From Indian Lakes
Fruit Bats
Fun. (2)

G

G. Love & Special Sauce
Peter Gabriel
Girl Talk
Gogol Bordello
Gold Leaves (2)
Golden Smog
Gomez (6)
Jose Gonzalez
The Goo Goo Dolls
Gossip
Grand Archives
Patty Griffin (2)
David Grisman
Grizzly Bear (2)
Steve Gunn (2)
Guns n’ Roses (2)
Guster (5)
Gym Class Heroes

H

Haerts
Haim (2)
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Handsome Furs
Glen Hansard
Happy Birthday
Har Mar Superstar
Curtis Harding
Ben Harper (4)
Emmylou Harris (2)
Harvey Danger
Head Like a Kite (2)
Heart (2)
Heavenly States
The Helio Sequence (3)
Hey Marseilles
Hinds (2)
The Hives
The Hold Steady
Hole
Holy Fuck
The Hood Internet
Patterson Hood
Horse Feathers (2)
Hot Tuna
Houndmouth
Whitney Houston
Charlie Hunter Trio

I

Billy Idol
Incubus
Iron & Wine (5)

J

Janet Jackson
Jaill
Jane’s Addiction
Japandroids (3)
Japanese Breakfast
Jawbreaker
Jay Som
Jay Z
Jayhawks
Wyclef Jean
Jenn Champion
Jenny & Johnny
Carly Rae Jepsen
Billy Joel (2)
Elton John & Leon Russell
Jack Johnson
Will Johnson
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Tom Jones
Josh Joplin
Will Jordan
Andrew Joslyn
Joyce Manor
Valerie June (2)
Junip (2)
Damien Jurado (3)
Jurassic 5
Justice

K

K. Flay
Kid Cudi
The Kills (4)
King Khan & the Shrines
King Sunny Ade
Kings of Leon (6)
Kishi Bashi
Michael Kiwanuka
The Knux
Kopecky Family Band
Diana Krall (2)
Lenny Kravitz
Kris Kristofferson
Mike Krol
Ben Kweller (3)

L

La Luz
Lady Lamb
Land of Talk
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang (2)
Langhorne Slim (3)
Ray LaMontagne (3)
Lavender Diamond
LCD Soundsystem (3)
Le Tigre
Ben Lee (9)
John Legend
Hamilton Leithauser
Jens Lekman
Ted Leo + the Pharmacists
The Lemonheads
Sondre Lerche (4)
Les Savy Fav
Lesbian
Jenny Lewis (3)
Jamie Lidell
Lissie
Listening Party
Lizzo
Local Natives
Nils Lofgren (2)
The Lonely Forest (2)
The Long Winters (3)
Lord Huron
Los Lobos (2)
Gary Louris & Marc Olsen
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (3)
Low
LP
Lucius (2)
Luscious Jackson
Tayler Lynn

M

M83
M.I.A.
Madonna
Majical Cloudz
The Maldives
Stephen Malkmus (2)
Maps & Atlases
Maroon 5
Charlotte Martin
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers (2)
J. Mascis
Massive Attack
Mastodon
Matt & Kim
Matt Pond PA
Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews & Friends
Dave Matthews Band (9)
John Mayer
Jessica Lea Mayfield (4)
Paul McCartney
Angela McClusky
Sarah McLachlan (2)
Meat Puppets (2)
Megafaun
Colin Meloy
John Mellencamp
Menomena (3)
METZ
Junius Meyvant
MGMT (2)
Michael
Miguel
Buddy Miller
Blake Mills
Minor Alps
The Minus 5
Minus the Bear
Mission of Burma
Modern Baseball
Modest Mouse (5)
Janelle Monae
Monotonix
Monsters of Folk
Mooncalf
Moondoggies
Alanis Morissette
Joshua Morrison
Morning Benders
Mos Def
Motopony (2)
Bob Mould
The Mountain Goats
Mountain Man (2)
Mouse on Mars
Mudhoney
Shawn Mullins
Mumford & Sons
Bill Murray and Jan Vogel
My Morning Jacket (4)
Murder City Devils
Kacey Musgraves

N

Nada Surf (10)
Naked Giants
Matt Nathanson
The National (3)
Nelly
New Buffalo
New Multitudes
The New Pornographers (6)
Nickel Creek
Nine Days
Nine Inch Nails
No Age
Noah and the Whale
The Nylons

O

O.A.R.
Holly O’Reilly
Oberhofer
Conor Oberst
Of Montreal
Okkervil River (2)
Old 97’s
Shuggie Otis
Ought (2)
Outkast (2)

P

Pablo
Papa
Parson Redheads (2)
Parquet Courts
Passion Pit (2)
Pavement
Pearl Jam (10)
Pela
Perfume Genius
Elvis Perkins
Petal
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (2)
Phantogram
Glen Phillips
Phosphorescent
Pickwick (2)
Pissed Jeans
Polaris
The Police
Port O’Brien (3)
Portugal, the Man.
The Presets
The Presidents of the United States of America (3)
Tristan Prettyman
Prince
Princess
John Prine
Public Enemy
Joe Pug
Punch Brothers
Puss n Boots

Q

Quadron
Quasi
Queens of the Stone Age
Queensryche
Quiet Ones

R

R.E.M. (7)
Ra Ra Riot (2)
Radiohead (4)
Bonnie Raitt
Ramona Falls
Ravens & Chimes (3)
Real Estate (3)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
John C. Reilly and Friends
The Replacements
Rhye
Damien Rice
Josh Ritter
RNDM
Rodrigo y Gabriela (2)
Rodriguez
Rogue Wave (4)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Rooney
The Roots (2)
Josh Rouse
Ruler

S

Raphael Saadiq
Santigold
Say Hi (2)
Schoolboy Q
Screaming Trees
Earl Scruggs
Sea Wolf (2)
Seaweed
Sebadoh
Secret Machines
Tim Seely (5)
Shabazz Palaces
She & Him
Sheer Mag
Joan Shelley
Shearwater
The Shins (4)
Silversun Pickups (2)
Paul Simon (2)
Sturgill Simpson
Ricky Skaggs
Sleater-Kinney
Sleepy Eyes of Death
Smashing Pumpkins
Shawn Smith
Smokey Brights
Smoosh
Snowden
Social Distortion
Sol
Son Volt
Soulsavers
Soundgarden (2)
Spacehog
Spoon (3)
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
St. Beauty
St. Lucia
St. Vincent (3)
Ralph Stanley
Chris Staples
Mavis Staples
Stars
The Staves
Sufjan Stevens (2)
Sting
Stone Temple Pilots
Strfkr
The Strokes
Peter Stuart
Subset
Sun Kil Moon
Superdrag
Supergrass
Swearin’
Sylvan Esso

T

The Tallest Man on Earth (6)
Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
Tegan & Sara (2)
Telekinesis
Tenacious D
Anna Ternheim
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (5)
Thao & Mirah
That 1 Guy
The Thermals
These Arms Are Snakes
Thundercat
Justin Timberlake
Tokyo Police Club
Martina Topley-Bird
Toro y Moi (2)
Trampled by Turtles
Truckasaurus
Tune-Yards (3)
Turn-Ons
TV on the Radio (2)
Tweedy (2)
Two Gallants
Tycho (2)

U

U2 (2)
United State of Electronica (2)

V

Vampire Weekend (3)
Sharon Van Etten (3)
John Vanderslice
The Vaselines (2)
Eddie Vedder (3)
The Veils
Velvet Negroni
Julieta Venegas
Vertical Horizon
Vetiver (2)
Kurt Vile
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Vintage Trouble
Violent Femmes
Visqueen
Volcano Choir
The Voom Blooms

W

Loudon Wainwright III (2)
Rufus Wainwright (2)
Tom Waits
Ryley Walker
The Walkmen (2)
Wallflowers
The War on Drugs (3)
M. Ward (3)
Washed Out (2)
Waxahatchee (4)
Weezer (2)
Gillian Welch
Kanye West (2)
Paul Westerberg
Whalebones
The Whigs (2)
White Denim (2)
White Rabbits (2)
Jack White (3)
Matthew E. White
Chris Whitley (4)
Widespread Panic
Wilco (4)
Wild Flag
Wild Sweet Orange
Lucinda Williams (3)
Willis
Brian Wilson
Steve Winwood
Wolf Parade (4)
Stevie Wonder
The Wrens
Wye Oak (2)

X

X

Y

Y La Bamba
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2)
Yeasayer (3)
Yellow Ostrich (2)
Yo La Tengo
Pete Yorn (2)
Neil Young (3)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse (2)
Neil Young & Promise of the Real
Pegi Young & the Survivors
Yumi Zouma

Z

Zero 7
The Zombies