Concerts, theater, etc. I've attended (Performing Arts)
(Trying out Song Kick to see if it's good about alerting me to "nearby" events for artists from my lists...)
Oct'2017: Trombone Shorty: wow very different from albums. Much more like a loud live soul revue. Swung between super-loud-rock-wall-of-sound and long jazz solos. Excellent.
Dec16'2016: Hamilton performance on Broadway (Alexander Hamilton) (Javier Muñoz, Brandon Victor Dixon, Rory O'Malley)
Jul'2016: Lyle Lovett again, at Ravinia
Feb'2015: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy again: in Crystal Lake Il
Jun'2014: Flying Bach: Dance Crew FlyingSteps performs over Js Bach's Well Tempered Clavier (hmm, I feel like Art Of The Fugue would have worked better). Pretty cool.
Mar'2014: Sharon Jones
2013: Blue Man Group (again, for Number Three and french guest)
2013: Book Of Mormon
2013: 2Cellos: 2013-04-12-Saw2cellosLive
2012: David Byrne/St Vincent: Love This Giant tour
2011: Ike Willis doing Frank Zappa
2009: Fast N Bulbous at Le Poisson Rouge
2008: George Clinton
Eddie Harris/Les McCann at Joes Pub
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
2005: Boozy 2005-05-18-Boozy
Spam Alot - blech
2003: Project Object doing Frank Zappa covers 2003-11-20-ProjectObjectTonight
2003: Tower Of Power 2003-10-10-TowerOfPower
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 2003-07-07-DirtyDozenThisWeek
Mingus Big Band at Fez under Time Cafe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingus_Big_Band
Stomp: highly recommended
Ed Palermo Big Band doing Frank Zappa covers
Blue Man Group: should have seen it a decade earlier, given that it's a couple blocks from home. It was still good, but time made it less Subversive.
c2000: Three Baritone Saxophone Band at (TriBeCa) Knitting Factory
(various fun kids shows at the New Victory Theater)
1999: Eurythmics reunion
1995+: Cirque Du Soleil: loved Alegria, less impressed by a later show, even less impressed by the prices. Hated Wintuk.
1995: Full Gallop one-woman-show about Diana Vreeland starring (and co-written by) Mary Louise Wilson (who I'd known as the call-girl in One Day At A Time). Fabulous!
Laurie Anderson: more of a lecture with video. Lou Reed in the audience.
Tinseltown Rebellion: Frank Zappa cover band, at the Wetlands in NYC.
Lyle Lovette: twice
c1993: K D Lang at Radio City (Ingenue tour): fabulous, her albums are seriously under-produced.
c1992: Negativland at (Houston St) Knitting Factory. Burning toast as smoke machine!
1991? Le Cirque Invisible by Victoria Chaplin (son of Charlie)
1991: Microscopic Septet: free at shell behind Lincoln Center
c1991: Six Degrees Of Separation on Broadway (I think Adrian Lester was playing "Paul").
c1988: Tod Machover VALIS somewhere uptown-ish (Symphony Space? further up near Columbia?) (It's also possible it was HyperInstruments instead of VALIS, and a couple years later...)
(forgettable Lincoln Center symphony and opera shows)
B. B. King
c1985: Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Wavery Theatre (no i didn't wear a costume)
1981: Genesis, in Syracuse Ny
1979: Oregon, at Carnegie Hall (opening: Sun Ra solo piano; Carla Bley band)
1978: Maynard Ferguson at Nyc Town Hall
1977: Woody Herman (he was 64yo) in Newark Symphony Hall