Three-Word Reviews of 51 Performers

1. Jane’s Addiction 

Phenomenally wild time.

2. with NiN

Poor show outdoors.

3. Iron Maiden

Best metal show.

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Alice Cooper

4. Alice Cooper

Classic and wonderful.

5. with Warrant,

Not really recommended.

6. Slaughter,

Not very memorable.

7. and Dokken

Very good performance.

8. The Decemberists

Incredible Heart cover.

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9. Stanley Jordan

Mesmerizing guitar tapping.

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Ron Carter

10. Ron Carter

A classy time.

11. Deep Purple

Rocked socks off.

12. with Dio

Band was tight.

13. and Motorhead

Amped my testosterone.

13. Judas Priest

Had crowd going!

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Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

14. Talib Kweli

Not too shabby.

15. KISS

Gimmicky but rocked.

16. Neutral Milk Hotel

Dream come true.

17. The Black Crowes

Could’ve been better.

18. Ms. Lauryn Hill

Late but great.

19. with Common

Freestyle was amazing.

20. B.B. King

An entertaining night.

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A legend, R.I.P. (1925-2015)

21. Sigur Ros

Pre-recorded tracks distracted.

22. Katy Perry

Sexy pop extravaganza.

23. with Tegan and Sara

Not that entertaining.

24. Reverend Horton Heat

Guitar on point đź‘Ś

25. Santana

A Hippie Indulgence.


26. Colbie Caillat

Pleased the wife.

27. Stone Temple Pilots

Full of energy.

28. José González

Very well-rehearsed.

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The gifted performer, José González

29. Motley Crue

Fun and depraved.

30. Barry Manilow

Not too bad.

31. Cage the Elephant

Singer went nuts.

32. Black Sabbath (original line-up)

Surreal and unbelievable.

33. Jeff Mangum

(In 2015) Better than ever.

34. TransSiberian Orchestra

Dragged on sometimes.

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The Pixies performing in 2004

35. The Pixies

Best reunion ever.

36. Queensryche

Kind of embarrassing.

37. The Strokes

Pretty damn good.

38. with Elvis Costello

Not as good.

39. Kid Rock

Suprisingly amazing show.

40. Ted Nugent

Greatness despite arrogance.

Edgar Winter

41. Edgar Winter Band

Jaw-dropping solos.

42. Saves the Day

A mediocre show.

43. Mindless Self Indulgence

Raucous and superb.

44. Foo Fighters

They killed it.

45. Girl Talk

A total blast.

Reel Big Fish in Santa Cruz

46. Reel Big Fish

Many good covers.

47. Sublime (with Rome)

Sounded like original.

48. Brand New

Pretty disappointing time.

49. Far East Movement

Glad that’s over.

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Far East Movement a.k.a. “Overhype”

50. Bright Eyes

He was drunk.

51. Dropkick Murphy’s

Exciting and interactive.

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