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Initial post: 16 May 2010 14:39:57 BDT
HSD says:

Posted on 17 May 2010 21:37:54 BDT
Hidden says:
The Pink Floyd.

Posted on 26 May 2010 20:57:40 BDT
A. R. Beavan says:
The Tubes

Posted on 27 May 2010 15:56:37 BDT
Patti Smith

Posted on 27 May 2010 20:20:23 BDT
the waterboys

Posted on 31 May 2010 13:26:35 BDT
Sera69 says:
Kiss still put on a mighty fine live show.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2010 19:23:15 BDT
P. R. Storey says:
Best live band in the world are Muse by miles.

Posted on 2 Jun 2010 17:09:18 BDT
P. Whelans says:

Posted on 2 Jun 2010 17:56:28 BDT
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Treefingers says:
British Sea Power

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 17:17:01 BDT
Ben Grimm76 says:
My Morning Jacket and Black Keys are two fine bands to see live.

Posted on 8 Jun 2010 18:57:44 BDT
Spacepig says:
Hawkwind (when they're in the mood)

Faust (when you are in the mood)

Gong (any time at all)

Posted on 8 Jun 2010 21:26:44 BDT
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Posted on 9 Jun 2010 13:29:42 BDT
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Posted on 18 Jun 2010 14:55:15 BDT
I've seen Muse Live a few times, and my god they bore me. Over the last X amount of years, Muse constantly seem to somehow win best live performance at various award shows. I won't deny there stage show is brilliant but there's got to be more to make a brilliant live band than lots of fancy lights and every other thing which costs extravagant amounts of money. Music wise, there barely better than average. They sound pretty much similar to what they do on there albums but that's what lets them down. Their almost methodical and they might as well just play a CD over the all the fancy stage show because its virtually the same.
Best Live band are either At the Drive-In or the Mars Volta.

Posted on 19 Jun 2010 10:52:13 BDT
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Posted on 20 Jun 2010 10:29:55 BDT
Paul Heatley says:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Seen them twice and absolutely fantastic both times.

Posted on 20 Jun 2010 22:41:28 BDT
Kazuki Tomokawa "The Screaming Philosopher" is the best live performer I've seen.
Watch him belt out his single Pistol on youtube - it's absolutely mental.

Posted on 21 Jun 2010 07:50:20 BDT
Winston says:
Butthole Surfers back in the day. Strippers, blood and people on fire...what more can you ask for?

Posted on 22 Jun 2010 00:23:53 BDT
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R. F. Wood says:
I first went to gigs in 1965. I saw Pink Floyd, Jimmy Hendrix, Captain Beefheart and many others at UFO. I toured with Pink Floyd on the Animals tour in 197whatever. I still go to gigs now. My favourite live shows? Van Der Graaf Generator at the Festival Hall in 2005, Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come at the Rainbow in the 70s, The Cardiacs in Brighton in 2007 and Peter Hammill at the Cardogan Hall last year. There is no substitute for heart felt music.

Posted on 28 Jun 2010 19:02:44 BDT
Nick 3029 says:
Probably the most fun I've ever had at a gig was Gogol Bordello. They rock, they really get the crowd going, and there's some pure comedy.

Posted on 5 Jul 2010 18:04:07 BDT
S.L.C says:
I have to say, out of all of the concerts i've been to was Lostprophets (about 5 years ago and still remember it) and Paramore (last december) because they both get the crowd so hyped up. You Me At Six are pretty fantastic too but not the best.

Posted on 5 Jul 2010 23:55:48 BDT
The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx. More or less note perfect in either incarnation. Matt Coughtran is an engaging front man with great banter. Energetic on the stage and in the crowd. Just brilliant.

Paramore are actually surprisingly good. Again, they are musically and vocally precise but they have good on stage movement too and crank out the B-sides and less obvious album songs for the real fans.

Posted on 6 Jul 2010 23:34:23 BDT
martinblank says:
Just one? Can't decide. The Hives do/did have the tightest 'show' I've seen. The Cramps never disappointed. The Triffids played like demons. But if I had to pick the foundational, formative, boy meets rock band and is easily impressed early in life gig, The Sisters of Mercy at Peterborough Technical College win out for poker faced shade wearing, leather clad, thin and unwell looking, how to smoke on stage, nonsense.

So of course I'm going to pick Darts at Peterborough ABC.

Posted on 7 Jul 2010 15:29:28 BDT
B. Strong says:
Try a dash of the Ozrics, peppered with some Hawkwind and mixed all together all in a Gong stew.

Posted on 8 Jul 2010 14:07:52 BDT
Lisa T says:
Muse are always good live, they put so much into the live experience I've never been let down. But I saw The Arcade Fire at Hackney Empire last night. They were amazing. Sound was brilliant, they're a band that work so well together, and they all looked like they were having such a good time - it rubbed off on the audience. Definitely one of the best live music experiences I've had.
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