Caless Student
Caless Student
What are your best live bands you have seen.

Since 80s I was on dozens of live concerts and festivals like Monsters Of Rock, Dynamo Eindhoven - rock, punk and metal til death and black metal, real live and not on youtube. On youtube i have seen any concerts from j-rock bands.

After seen on youtube from:
Silent Siren the complete shows from Budokan 2015, Yokohama Arena 2016 and Dream On! Tokyo Gym 2016
Scandal the complete shows from Budokan 2016 and 10th Anniversary Osaka 2016

...both bands are the best, I have seen live.

This is just the song list of Silent Siren, Yokohama Arena 2016:
Milk Boy, August Night, Bang! Bang! Bang!, Bisan, China Kiss, Love Install, Hikari, Love Fighter, What Show Is It?, Refreshing Rock, Hapimari, Nukumor, Reira, Slow Morning, Ms. Yoshida, C.A.F.E., DanceMusiQ, Kakumei, Guruguru Wonderland, Cherribum
and full of power throughout, mainly fast songs and rock to go with.

And tih is just the sonlist of Scandal, 10th Anniversary Osaka 2016:
Love Survive, Beauteen, Happy Birthday, Playboy, Taiyou Scandalous, Yoake No Ryuuseigun, Koi Moyou, Uchiage Hanabi, Doll, Shoujo S, Shunkan Sentimental, Switch,  Aitai, Sayonara My Friend, Sisters, Love Me Do, Stamp!, Take Me Out, Koe, Awanaitsumorino, Genkidene, Everybody Say Yeah!, Your Song, Image, Rock'n Roll, 8gatsu, Scandal Baby, Scandal in the House
yes this must be 4 hours of full power

Both bands shows:
Much show an comunication with fans from all band members. They animated fans and playing songs in other versions. This is full of power, cheerful and happy, friendliy and fun and without aggression.
But I have seen Scandal and Silent Siren just on youtube and not real live. Real live is even better and bigger.
My words can only tell weakly, you should see for yourself Scandal and Silent Siren Happy

I have forgot one band. Rush and my Rush in Rio live dvd. Long time ago I have seen. And Rush from Canada ist the best  progressive rock band for me.
Awake from Dream Theater is my fafourite metal album. I have seen live on DVD  also in the week I have seen Rush in Rio. I don´t remember this video, but it was even great.

Today I´m watching Gacharic Spin - Tour Final @ Tokyo Dome City Hall. Very good and full of power and comparable to Scandal and Silent Siren. Exist in Japan more great live bands like these three?

Best real live seen band was death metal band Disharmonic Orchestra, this must be 1990 or 1990 and played just before 50 fans. An intersting band with many ideas and fun.

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Don Dio

Don Dio

International Performer
International Performer
For me a great live band is one that combines good songs played very well with high energy and enthusiasm.  The band appears to be having fun, and they get the crowd to participate in the overall performance.  The stage can be completely bare of props, lights and special effects, or it can have all the bells and whistles to accentuate the musical experience.

If I were to make a full list of all the bands I have seen live that were incredible it would include some of the biggest names in rock history: The Who, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Prince, Queen, Elton John, etc.  Unfortunately I have only seen bands of this caliber in large venues and amphitheaters.  I personally feel the best way to experience a band live is in a smaller, more intimate venue or club. 

With that in mind, here is my list of some of my favorite live acts over the years where I was fortunate to see up close.  Many of these artists I have seen multiple times over, and it is no way an exhaustive list of good live bands and experiences, only my top selection (in no particular order, but the first few are absolutely high on the list).  

1.   Fishbone
2.   Mighty Mighty Bosstones
3.   Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
4.   Red Hot Chili Peppers
5.   The Ramones
6.   Sammy Hagar
7.   Bruce Springsteen
8.   Reverend Horton Heat
9.   Living Color
10. Dave Wakeling/The English Beat
11. The Dead Milkmen
12. Halestorm
13. Trombone Shorty
14. Dragonforce
15. Anthrax
16. Rancid
17. Stevie Wonder
18. The Descendents
19. Paul Gilbert
20. John 5
21. The Adicts

BTW, Scandal is in my list of top bands but I didn't add them since on this site that would seem too obvious of a selection.

Last edited by Don Dio on Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:28 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Forgot one)

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