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Melissa Johnson 08/23/06 12:35 PM

The 25 Best Current Live Bands According to Spin
 
According to the latest issue of Spin magazine, these are the top 25 live bands right now:
The Top 25 Live Bands25. Comets on Fire
24. The Mars Volta
23. AFI
22. LCD Soundsystem
21. Against Me!
20. Gogol Bordello
19. Art Brut
18. My Morning Jacket
17. The Roots
16. The Flaming Lips
15. Riverboat Gamblers
14. Yeah Yeah Yeah's
13. My Chemical Romance
12. Turbonegro
11. Queens of the Stone Age
10 The Dirtbombs
9. Prince
8. The Hives
7. Green Day
6. The White Stripes
5. Radiohead
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Arcade Fire
2. The Stooges
1. U2

Agree? Disagree? Who do you think belongs/doesn't belong on this list? Discuss.

romantic rights 08/23/06 12:36 PM

22. LCD Soundsystem
21. Against Me!
20. Gogol Bordello
16. The Flaming Lips
5. Radiohead


are the best bands on that list.

ForeverInADay 08/23/06 12:37 PM

Fuck U2.

If Dillinger's not on this list, it's wrong.

PunkENG 08/23/06 12:37 PM

I give props to Riverboat Gamblers and Gogol Bordello, but no Flogging Molly??? Come on they should be right up there.

ballstothewall 08/23/06 12:37 PM

its nice to see that Fall Out Boy did not make the list, they are the worst live band

the sob 08/23/06 12:38 PM

that list is so far off its not even funny. 8. The Hives? are you kidding me?

RememberFminus2 08/23/06 12:38 PM

how AFI is behind My chemical romance is beyond me.

Scott Weber 08/23/06 12:39 PM

Hahahaha My Chemical Romance is not good live. It's so rehearsed. It's basically a scripted show to get pre-teen girls to yell "fuck" back and forth with the band. "When I say fuck, you say you, 'fuck, you, fuck, you'". Lame. And they don't sound that great either.

straylighthaste 08/23/06 12:39 PM

mewithoutyou. where the eff are they

COG 08/23/06 12:39 PM

I will admit that I haven't seen most of those bands live, but I can't belive they belong on that list.

Burnout2888 08/23/06 12:40 PM

AFI over Mars Volta?

phaedrus 08/23/06 12:40 PM

Hmm, I've only seen two of those bands. Interesting list at least

RememberFminus2 08/23/06 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Weber (Post 4093415)
Hahahaha My Chemical Romance is terrible live. It's so rehearsed. It's basically a scripted show to get pre-teen girls to yell "fuck" back and forth with the band. "When I say fuck, you say you, 'fuck, you, fuck, you'". Lame.


completely agreed, not to mention they barely make it through their songs. And in terms of theatrics, its been done to death

zizou1790 08/23/06 12:40 PM

hahaha this list is disgusting

RememberFminus2 08/23/06 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burnout2888 (Post 4093423)
AFI over Mars Volta?


seeing AFI at a club is more epic then 90 minutes solos

alcoholandirony 08/23/06 12:41 PM

where are the decemberists?

ProjectMayhem33 08/23/06 12:41 PM

Green Day has been doing the same live show for over half a decade just with a couple new songs every time an album is released, give me a fuckin break

DroppedUrPocket 08/23/06 12:42 PM

Moneen isn't on the list at number one, so this list is invalid.

PunkENG 08/23/06 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zizou1790 (Post 4093428)
hahaha this list is disgusting


It's pretty bad list, but I'm amazed that bands that do put on a really good show that are on smaller labels (Riverboat Gamblers and Gogol Bordello) got praise. Those bands put most other bands live sets to shame.

Boring Pop Song 08/23/06 12:43 PM

that's not a bad list at all. Radiohead are phenomenal live, as are my morning jacket. MMJ's jams are amazing. Green Day also puts on a really great show.

i disagree about MCR being so high on the list, but i still enjoy them

the mars volta is so kickass live.

against me! is the reason i went to warped tour.

i'm not really complaining about this, good work Spin.

RememberFminus2 08/23/06 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProjectMayhem33 (Post 4093444)
Green Day has been doing the same live show for over half a decade just with a couple new songs every time an album is released, give me a fuckin break


hahaha. i like green day, but not live i get sick of billie joe yelling "oh oh oh" to the crowd every single time after every song.

Scott Weber 08/23/06 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DroppedUrPocket (Post 4093450)
Moneen isn't on the list at number one, so this list is invalid.

So good live. Soooooo good.

ColourandShape 08/23/06 12:45 PM

The Roots live show is fucking incredible....glad to see they got recognition

nateisawesome 08/23/06 12:45 PM

that is one awful list

no Moneen that is sad

DroppedUrPocket 08/23/06 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Weber (Post 4093481)
So good live. Soooooo good.


Good man. :highfive:

ProjectMayhem33 08/23/06 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RememberFminus2 (Post 4093461)
hahaha. i like green day, but not live i get sick of billie joe yelling "oh oh oh" to the crowd every single time after every song.


yeh so true, im also sick of billie joe acting like hes fuckin jesus christ on stage, his arrogance is not funny or appealing at all, its just cocky and a sad reminder of what a once great band has become, the stage show is too over the top and obviously choreographed, dont get me wrong i love green day but its sickening to see what theyve become and how far they have strayed from there roots

PunkENG 08/23/06 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crowley (Post 4093498)
i agree. and for all the people asking where is mewithoutYOU and Moneen, who i agree are both insane live, you need to remember this is basically just a list of the best live acts that Spin knows of, i doubt those 2 bands are even on Spin's radar.


And Gogol Bordello is??? Come on this list has bands based on the theatrical performance not just how well they play live.

castaway 08/23/06 12:48 PM

moneen? anathallo?

DroppedUrPocket 08/23/06 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crowley (Post 4093498)
i agree. and for all the people asking where is mewithoutYOU and Moneen, who i agree are both insane live, you need to remember this is basically just a list of the best live acts that Spin knows of, i doubt those 2 bands are even on Spin's radar.


If they are aware of all those "pitchfork" bands they should be aware of Moneen.

Scott Weber 08/23/06 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PunkENG (Post 4093519)
And Gogol Bordello is??? Come on this list has bands based on the theatrical performance not just how well they play live.

Gogol Bordello is more well-known than you'd think. That band has gotten a lot of attention from the mainstream.

Daniel Schultz 08/23/06 12:49 PM

The missed Broken Social Scene.

the fools.

DroppedUrPocket 08/23/06 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by castaway (Post 4093523)
moneen? anathallo?


Get back to work Chewie!

dpmurph 08/23/06 12:49 PM

Dave Matthews Band?

Domenic182 08/23/06 12:49 PM

Where's Sigur Ros?

GoWaitInTheCar 08/23/06 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Weber (Post 4093415)
Hahahaha My Chemical Romance is not good live. It's so rehearsed. It's basically a scripted show to get pre-teen girls to yell "fuck" back and forth with the band. "When I say fuck, you say you, 'fuck, you, fuck, you'". Lame. And they don't sound that great either.


Hahaha.

Very, very true. All scripted.

PunkENG 08/23/06 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Weber (Post 4093530)
Gogol Bordello is more well-known than you'd think. That band has gotten a lot of attention from the mainstream.


Really!!! hmmm i wouldn't think a band with a bunch of strange eastern europeans would get any attention from the mainstream. What a strange world we live in.

GoWaitInTheCar 08/23/06 12:50 PM

Alkaline Trio and Cursive should of made the list.

They aren't underground or anything like that, Spin knows both bands well.

fearthesloths 08/23/06 12:51 PM

my chemical romance is on there... what the hell, they are appauling live.
what about killswitch? they are one of the best live bands i've ever seen... watch the DVD... it is incredible.
there are so many better live bands than this.... A Perfect Circle, Tool, Killswitch, Dillenger, Metallica... there are tons

DroppedUrPocket 08/23/06 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoWaitInTheCar (Post 4093550)
Alkaline Trio and Cursive should of made the list.

They aren't underground or anything like that, Spin knows both bands well.


I've talked to many people who have said Alkaline Trio has bored them to death/sounded horrible live.

Elijscott 08/23/06 12:51 PM

My Chemical Romance is one of the bands that I least enjoyed live. And any list like this is so subjective, but hot rod circuit own my soul live. And as far as more mainstrem bands, I thought that Foo Fighters were better than a lot of bands on this list when I saw them. Oh well.

PunkENG 08/23/06 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoWaitInTheCar (Post 4093550)
Alkaline Trio and Cursive should of made the list.

They aren't underground or anything like that, Spin knows both bands well.


I've been to 3 Alkaline Trio shows and although they were good musically I didn't think they had anything that would make their live set extrodinary.

PlusDanny 08/23/06 12:52 PM

They're missing Broken Social Scene. Spin has probably never heard of them.

againstthecoast 08/23/06 12:53 PM

according to me, spin magazine doesnt know shit.

reege 08/23/06 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Weber (Post 4093415)
Hahahaha My Chemical Romance is not good live. It's so rehearsed. It's basically a scripted show to get pre-teen girls to yell "fuck" back and forth with the band. "When I say fuck, you say you, 'fuck, you, fuck, you'". Lame. And they don't sound that great either.


yeah completely agree w/ you, they aren't even very good live, gerard is a bad singer, he's good in studio/ on cd, but live his voice is week, and frank his voice is pretty bad aswell,

i am a little insulted that TBS did make this list, they own all

HoldFastHope 08/23/06 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoWaitInTheCar (Post 4093550)
Alkaline Trio and Cursive should of made the list.

They aren't underground or anything like that, Spin knows both bands well.


Anything featuring Tim Kasher should be top 25. Seriously. I saw one of the rare Good Life sets 2 years ago and I was completely blown away. Nobody performs with more emotion or passion than Mr. Kasher. However, I've heard from at least 30 different people (many of whose opinions I trust and respect) that U2 is absolutely phenomenal live. Even if you don't like them I've been told you go away impressed.

Smithers 08/23/06 12:54 PM

apparently they've never seen Killswitch Engage live. the End of Heartache gives me chills every time i see it.

albatrossxivy 08/23/06 12:54 PM

1) limbeck

yutsmcgee 08/23/06 12:54 PM

bravo on #1.

and yes, moneen should have made it.

PunkENG 08/23/06 12:55 PM

Am I the only one who thinks Flogging Molly should have made this list???

skaught 08/23/06 12:55 PM

against me! made the list at least, that makes me happy. too bad their crowds make #1 on the list of worst audiences now.