Concert Log: 1976-Present

Here I have attempted to make a list of every music concert and comedy concert I’ve attended. My memory is fading so I’m sure there are gaps.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus  City Center, NYC  4/76

Yes  Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ  6/17/76
Opening Act: Pousette-Dart Band

The Shirts 
Regis High School, NYC  1976 (?)

‘If you were to believe the press, the CB’s scene was only made up of a handful of bands but that just wasn’t true. There were all kinds of musical styles being represented… and one could even claim The Shirts were the precursors to the musical RENT.’ – David Byrne

Led Zeppelin  Madison Square Garden, NYC  6/77
Tour Set List: The Song Remains the Same, The Rover, Sick Again, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, Out on the Tiles, Moby Dick, Guitar Solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven. Encore: Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll.…y-4bd603c6.html

Yes  Madison Square Garden, NYC  8/77
Opening Act: Donovan

Renaissance  City Center, NYC 3/25/78
Set List: Can You Hear Me, Things I Don’t Understand, Northern Lights, Mother Russia, Day of the Dreamer, Midas Man, The Vultures Fly High, Running Hard, A Song for All Seasons, Prologue, Ashes Are Burning.…y-7bd2d6b0.html

Genesis  Madison Square Garden, NYC 7/29/78 
“On July 29, 1978 Genesis made their second appearance at [Madison Square Garden]. Although now without guitarist Steve Hackett, original front man Peter Gabriel did attend the show and joined the band for an encore of their seminal hit single, I Know What I Like.”

Yes  Madison Square Garden, NYC  9/78

Frank Zappa  The Palladium, NYC  Oct. 27, 28 or 29, 1978
“In 1978, Zappa played the Palladium in New York City for six shows: one on Halloween, two each on Oct. 27 and 28, and one on Oct. 29. … This concert had some serious head-banging heavy metal guitar solos that stimulate your entire body with scintillating current; you will hear the magical musicianship of the band as it displays complete mastery of some of Zappa’s most difficult material; you will be awed by Denny Walley’s super sweet and melodious slide guitar delivered with a Delta blues fingerprint so implacable and delicious that it’s like a savory sweet potato pie; and the interplay between L. Shankar’s electric violin and Zappa’s guitar approaches the mystical.”  http://frankzappasrevenge….ladium-nyc.html

Renaissance  City Center, NYC  Spring 1979

Yes  Madison Square Garden, NYC  6/79

Steve Martin  Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ  Summer 1979

The Roches  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  1979?

Dizzy Gillespie  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  1980?

The Del Fuegos  Oberlin, OH  1980 or 1981(?)

The Heath Brothers  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  1980

Muddy Waters  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  2/7/81

King Crimson  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  11/1/81

Leo Kottke  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  11/21/81

Pete Seeger  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  1981

Art Ensemble of Chicago  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH  1982(?)

Nuclear Freeze Rally  Central Park, NYC  6/12/82
Performers included: Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, Carly Simon, James Taylor, and Sweet Honey in the Rock
“On June 12, 1982, one million people demonstrated in New York City’s Central Park against nuclear weapons and for an end to the cold war arms race. It was the largest anti-nuclear protest and the largest political demonstration in American history.”

Peter, Paul & Mary  Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA  Summer 1982

Talking Heads  Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA  8/30/82
Opening Act: Burning Spear

The Go-Gos / A Flock of Seagulls  Madison Square Garden, NYC  10/20/82
“On the basis of their catchy hit singles, the Go-Go’s and a Flock of Seagulls, who shared the bill Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, have become leading commercial lights of minimalist post-new-wave rock.  The Go-Go’s, the all-woman quintet from Los Angeles, became America’s pop sweethearts with their lighthearted blend of old fashioned girl-group harmonies and surf music and newer-fashioned punk.  A Flock of Seagulls, a quartet from Liverpool, makes danceable, synthesizer-oriented rock that compacts psychedelia and electropop into robotic singing telegrams for the space age.”…are-garden.html

The English Beat / R.E.M.  Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, OH 4/9/83 
R.E.M. was the opening act.  R.E.M. released its 1st LP, Murmur, on 4/11/83, two days after this concert.  (They released the original Radio Free Europe single in 1981 and an EP, Chronic Town, in August 1982.)

The Everly Brothers  Boston Common, Boston, MA  7/30/84

O Positive  Boston, MA  Fall 1984

Rank and File  Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, MA 1985

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic  Jacks, Cambridge, MA 1985

Crosby, Stills & Nash  Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ  8/20/85

The Heath Brothers  Reggatabar, Cambridge, MA 1/86
Left early.

Emmylou Harris  Boston Common, Boston, MA  1986 (?)

The Feelies TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA 8/9/86 (?)

The Roches  The Paradise, Boston, MA  1986 or 1987 (?)

k.d. lang  Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA  9/29/88

King Sunny Ade  The Channel, Boston, MA late 1980s

David Bromberg  Nightstage, Cambridge, MA 2/17/89 

Push Push  The Tam, Brookline, MA  1989 or 1990 (?)
Featuring Dennis Brennan and Adam Steinberg

Paul Dresher Ensemble, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 2/9/90
Performing Slow Fire.

The Mannes Camerata  NYC  5/90
Performing Antonio Cesti’s La Dori

The Band  Northeastern University, Boston, MA  early 1990s
(without Robbie Robertson or Richard Manuel)
Opening Act: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

David Massengill  Passim, Cambridge, MA 1992 (?) 

Viva Quetzal  Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA  1995 (?)

Convivium Musicum  Boston, MA  5/95

Coro Allegro  Boston, MA  2/23/97
Performing works of Billings, Van Ness, St. Clair, & Lomon

Liber Unusualis  Boston, MA  6/10/97
Performing Medieval vocal works

The Publick Musick  Boston, MA  6/13/97
Performing works by J.S. Bach

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston  Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA  Spring 1998
Subscription series: multiple concerts and works

Convivium Musicum  Lincoln, MA  7/19/98

Alanis Morissette / Garbage  Fleet Center, Boston, MA  2/22/99
Morissette Set List: Baba; Would Not Come; Can’t Not; Hand in My Pocket; Are You Still Mad; Sympathetic Character; That I Would Be Good; You Learn; Forgiven; Mary Jane; Unsent; Right Through You; All I Really Want; You Oughta Know; Uninvited; Encore: Thank U; Ironic; Wake Up; Not the Doctor

Boston University Symphony Orchestra  Boston, MA  10/5/99
Performing works by Schumann, Holst & Shostakovich

Larry Miller  Catch a Rising Star, Cambridge, MA  1990s 

Roy Haynes Trio  Regattabar, Cambridge, MA  early 2000s
With Danilo Perez, drums, & John Patitucci, bass.

New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra  Jordan Hall, Boston, MA  4/23/02
Directed by George Russell

The Greg Osby Four  Wellesley College, MA  2/9/03
With Jason Moran, piano; Matthew Parrish, bass; and Damion Reid, drums.

Lee Konitz Trio  Regattabar, Cambridge, MA  2/03 

Tommy Castro  San Jose, CA 2003 or 2004 

Convivium Musicum  Cambridge, MA  1/17/04

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA  2/27/05
Performing works of Britten, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Messiaen & Debussy

Sonya Kitchell  Regattabar, Cambridge, MA  7/22/05

Jerry Seinfeld  Boston, MA  3/06
Opening Act: Louis C.K.

Musicians of the Old Post Road  Boston, MA  4/1/06
Performing works of Gluck, Mozart, Schobert & Gossec

Marcus Roberts Trio  Brandeis University, Waltham, MA  4/6/06
With Jason Marsalis, drums

Chris Smither / Ollabelle  Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA  9/22/06

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA  2/25/07
Performing works by Dvorak, Thompson, Poulenc & Durufle

The Tallis Scholars  Cambridge, MA 3/24/07

Geri Allen  Wellesley College, MA 10/13/07

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA  11/11/07
Performing works by Durufle & Irving Fine

Convivium Musicum  Cambridge, MA  1/26/08

Clarias  Boston, MA  2/15/08
Opening Act: Break Mission

Kammerwerke  Waltham, MA  6/1/08
Performing works of Faure, Honegger, Grainger & Brahms

Lucinda Williams  Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA  7/12/08

The Swell Season  Agganis Arena, Boston, MA  9/19/08

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA  11/16/08
Performing works of Faure and others

Boston Symphony Orchestra  Boston, MA  2/09
Performing works by Ravel, Liszt & Dvořák

Convivium Musicum  Cambridge, MA  5/09

Coro Allegro  Cambridge, MA  11/15/09
Performing works by Robert Stern & Ralph Vaughan Williams

Arcade Fire  Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA  8/1/10
Opening Act: Young Galaxy
Set List: Ready to Start; Month of May; Neighborhood #2 (Laika); No Cars Go; Haïti; Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains); We Used to Wait; Intervention; Modern Man; The Suburbs; The Suburbs (Continued); Deep Blue; Neighborhood #3 (Power Out); Rebellion (Lies); Half Light II (No Celebration); Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels); Encore: Keep the Car Running; Wake Up

Coro Allegro  Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA  11/7/10
Performing works by Perera, Copland & Dinerstein

Convivium Musicum  Cambridge, MA  1/22/11

Kammerwerke Winds  Newton, MA  3/20/11
Performing works of Beethoven, Bizet, Strauss & Bird

Sarah Jarosz  The Red Room, Boston, MA  4/30/11

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA  11/20/11
Performing works of Bernstein, Lauridsen, Palestrina & Rossi.

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA 11/18/12
Performing works of Pinkham, Britten, Poulenc & Kodály.

Boston Early Music Festival  Jordan Hall, Boston, MA 11/24/12
Performing Monteverdi’s Orfeo

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell  Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA 3/23/13
Opening Act: Richard Thompson
Partial Set List: Bluebird Wine, Black Caffeine, Back When We Were Beautiful, Luxury Liner, Dreaming My Dreams with You

Alison Krauss  Copley Square, Boston, MA 7/28/13
With members of Union Station, incl. Dan Tyminski

Coro Allegro  Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA 11/24/13
Performing works of Britten, Pärt, Corigliano, Victoria, Bruckner & Memley

Coro Allegro  Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA 3/30/14
Performing James Whitbourn’s Annelies 

Maria Bamford  Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA 5/8/14
Opening Act: Bethany Van Delft

Andrew Bird  Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA 7/12/14
Backup Band: The Hands of Glory feat. Tift Merritt
Opening Act: Jimbo Mathus

Maria Bamford  Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA 5/8/15
Opening Acts: Two funny women.

Crossing  Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA 6/6/15
Music & libretto by Matthew Aucoin. Directed by Diane Paulus
With A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
“Presented by the American Repertory Theater, based in Cambridge, in association with Music-Theater Group, ‘Crossing’ is a taut, teeming and inspired work. With a libretto by Mr. Aucoin, the opera is based on the diaries of Walt Whitman from his transformative experience tending to wounded soldiers during the Civil War at makeshift hospitals on the outskirts of Washington.”
– Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 5/31/15

World Party  City Winery, New York, NY 7/10/15
Set List: Waiting Such a Long Long Time; Put the Message in the Box; Call Me Up; When the Rainbow Comes; All Come True; She’s the One; Love Street; Is It Like Today?; What Is Love All About? God on My Side; Sunshine; Sweet Soul Dream; Vanity Fair; Who Are You?; Ship of Fools; Is It Too Late?; Encore: Mystery Girl; Way Down Now

Convivium Musicum  First Parish Church, Berlin, MA 2/14/16
Performing works of Lassus, de Wert, Schein and others.

Magic Dick & Shun Ng  Shalin-Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 5/21/16
Opening Act: Ruby Rose Fox

Glen Hansard  Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA 9/13/16
Opening Act: Joe Purdy

Angel Olsen  The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA 9/20/16
Opening Act: Alex Cameron

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