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So last night I got to see a good band called Sanctus Real play on stage - great band that was fairly good, but not great, with a live performance.

So who's the best band you've ever seen perform live? Why was it so good?

I'm curious to see what people thinks makes up a great live performance.

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"The Black Keys"

Can't believe it's two guys untill you see them. Much better live than on the cd's.

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I would have to say Chilli Peppers, Kravets, White Zombie, and Metalica at 2 Lalapolooza shows I went to.

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Gnarles Barkley, I don't have all that great of a reason, but it's good.

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I saw Foo Fighter's in hyde park not to long ago, They were supported by:

Juliet and the licks (Or something like that)
Queen's of the stoneage * Very good live*
Motorhead (Gotta love the classic)
Angels and Airwaves (Tom Delonge from Blink 182's New band, Also very good)

May have been more but i cant remeber :offtopic:

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Definately The Mars Volta. At the Big Day Out, Sydney.

Omar is damn amazing

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I would think the Mars Volta would be a strange band to see on stage. How was it?

Oh, and welcome to the forum!

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Definately The Mars Volta. At the Big Day Out, Sydney.

Omar is damn amazing


i hear they go all out improv when they play live

also, i saw DJ A-Trak spin some killer cuts at a DJ competition in austin.
real mindblowing stuff

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RADIOHEAD @ Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam.

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I've been to alot of gigs, and the best by far was Moloko at Manchester Academy in 2003. That girl has the best stage presence of any artist I have ever seen. And the music was fantastic too! Plus they were supported by Gus Gus who are one of my favourite dance bands.

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U2 during Joshua Tree and Actung Baby

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Pink Floyd live in Modena, Italy 17/09/1994

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The Grateful Dead was without a doubt the best live band ever because it was allways an "in the moment" performance. They never played a song live the same way twice. When bands perform this way you are in for speacial treat, and they happened to be the very best at it. :)

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Yeah Mars Volta are just amazing. And yes, they do do huge improvs on stage. I saw them at Big Day Out, AUS.

HAL 9000; All Mars Volta's performances are different. They never play the same song twice. and a lot of improvisation. It's the best

Omar the guitarist is crazy talented and Cedric the vocalist goes all out. Crazy latino/mexican dancing/crawling across the stage etc.

I would really love to see Radiohead and The Arcade Fire.

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I like ska/raggae/punk mostly but Rabbit in the Moon is pretty crazy.

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RUSH !, ;) a Rock Trio from Canada........ they will still be around when all the other one hit wonders have gone....

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For me the best concert i ever saw was The Rolling Stones the first time they ever played in Russia during the bridges over babylon tour. I also saw Mark Lanegan playing in Belfast with support from Nick Olivieri from QOTSA in a smallish venue very intimate. I would have loved to have seen The Grateful Dead before the passing of Jerry Garcia.

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Ether Yes or Blue Oyster Cult... or maybe HIM, nah....


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AC/DC all the way!!!

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Dream Theater, one of the few bands that are incredible on the cd, but even better live cus you see all the crazy technical stuff they do on the instuments.





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