Live music I’ve seen in London

One of the exciting things about London when I moved here was the chance to see bands play live: awesome bands, and lots of ’em. Everyone plays London. Now that I’m leaving in a few weeks I’m reflecting back on who I’ve seen.

I have not wasted my gig-going opportunity. The list of bands I’ve seen live here (and by that I mean “from here”; a couple have been elsewhere in the UK, or in Paris) since February 2001 is below. That’s 242 band-performances in 104 months, or about 2.3 band-performances per month (not bands per month since I’ve seen some multiple times, nor gigs per month since some were at festivals). It is a list I’m pretty pleased with.

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54*40
A Silver Mt. Zion
AC/DC
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Arcade Fire
Asia
Asobi Seksu
Athlete
Audioslave
Baez, Joan
Be Good Tanyas, The
Beastie Boys, The (x2)
Beck
Beck, Jeff
Biffy Clyro
Björk
Black Angels, The
Black Keys, The
Black Mountain
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (x4)
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Blind Boys of Alabama, The
Bloc Party
Blue Rodeo (x3)
Broken Social Scene
Buck 65
Case, Neko
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds
Chemical Brothers, The
Clapton, Eric (x2)
Cohen, Leonard
Coldplay
Collins, Judy
Cooper Temple Clause, The (x2)
Coral, The
Cowboy Junkies
Cracker
Cray, Robert
Darkness, The
Datsuns, The
Dead 60s, The
Dead Weather, The
dEUS
Dolby, Thomas
Doucet, Luke
Doves
Duke Spirit, The (x6)
Duran Duran (x2)
Dylan, Bob (x5)
Earle, Steve
Eels
Einstürzende Neubauten
Elbow (x2)
Electric Eel Shock
Electric Soft Parade, The
Electric Wizard
Embrace
Explosions in the Sky
Feeder
Fiery Furnaces
Flaming Lips, The (x2)
Foals
Foo Fighters
Franz Ferdinand (x2)
Garbage
Gary Numan
Genesis
Gideon, Joe & the Shark
Gilmour, David
Go! Team, The
Go-Betweens, The
Gogol Bordello
Goldfrapp
Gomez
Great Big Sea
Grinderman
Guns ‘n’ Roses
Guy, Buddy
Harcourt, Ed
Harmer, Sarah
Harper, Roy
Harvey, PJ
Hester, Carolyn
Hilmarsson, Hilmar Örn
Hitchcock, Robyn
Hives, The
Hot Chip
Hot Snakes
Idlewild
Iron Maiden
Jane’s Addiction (x2)
Jayhawks, The
Jones, Danko
Jones, Howard
Johnston, Daniel
Kasabian (x2)
Keane
Killers, The
Knopfler, Mark
Kula Shaker
Lady Sovereign
Leo and the Pharmacists, Ted
Lez Zeppelin
Lightspeed Champion
Little Lost David (x2)
Lowe, Nick
Machine Head
MacLachlan, Sarah
Madonna
Massive Attack
Maxïmo Park
McGuinn, Roger
Metallica (x2)
Metric
M.I.A.
Ministry (x2)
Mogwai (x2)
Monster Magnet (x2)
Mooney Suzuki, The
Morrison, Van
Motörhead
Muse
Nashville Pussy (x2)
New Order
Nickelback (I’m sorry, I was forced to go)
Nine Inch Nails (x8)
No Doubt
North Mississippi Allstars, The
Oasis
Osborne, Joan
Our Lady Peace
Pet Shop Boys
Pixies
Placebo
Plant, Robert
Police, The
Portishead
Primal Scream
Prince
Queens of the Stone Age
R.E.M. (x2)
Radiohead
Rammstein
Razorlight
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Regurgitator
Riders on the Storm (ex-Doors)
Rolling Stones, The
Sahara Hotnights
Santogold
Seasick Steve (x2)
Sigur Rós (x3)
Silversun Pickups
Skinny Puppy
Sleater-Kinney
Sloan
Smith, Alice (x2)
Snow Patrol
Sons and Daughters (x2)
Soundtrack of our Lives, The (x2)
South
Soweto Gospel Choir
Spearhead
Spencer Blues Explosion, The Jon
Spiritualized (x3)
Spoon
Springsteen, Bruce & The E Street Band
Streets, The
Supergrass
Teenage Fanclub
Tool
Touré, Vieux Farka
Tragically Hip, The (x2)
Tunng
U2 (x2)
Unkle
Vaughan, Jimmie
vileevils
Violent Femmes
Waits, Tom
Waters, Roger
Welch, Gillian
White Stripes, The (x2)
Willard Grant Conspiracy, The
Williams, Lucinda
Williams, Saul (x2)
Winehouse, Amy
Winter, Johnny
Wood, Ronnie
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Zutons (x2)