A Feel Good Concert and You’re Invited

If you could create your own music festival with whatever bands you wanted, still around or not, who would be in it? I recently thought about this question while listening to a live version of Trenchtown Rock by Bob Marley & The Wailers and decided it would make an interesting post/playlist. After racking my brain for clever or witty titles i settled on A Feel Good Concert because all of these live songs are basically centered around a theme of feeling better and after all whether you’re sitting in a jazz lounge sipping on a martini or diving into a moshpit…being at a great concert is a great pick me up. Not only do you get to see (and hopefully meet) your favorite band live but you get to meet others who share your same love of music and in those few hours there is always a moment where all your worries and stress disappear and it’s truly just you and the music. I live for those moments.

So in tribute to that, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you …A Feel Good Concert.

[Btw, This list is all over the place genre wise but who ever said good music was genre-specific?]

[Click below on corresponding ticket for desired stream or download ]

Happy Listening!

Set List

1. Bob Marley and The Wailers – Trenchtown Rock (Live 1975/London)
2. Blind Melon – No Rain (Acoustic Live)
3. Adele – That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On (Live at Hotel Cafe)
4. Fun. – Walking The Dog (Live at Fingerprints)
5. Regina Spektor – Fidelity (Live in London)
6. Dave Matthews Band – Crash (Live at Wrigley Field)
7. Death Cab For Cutie – 405 (iTunes Session)
8. Incubus – Dig (Recorded Live from the ‘Concert for Miners’, SAntiago, Chile 2010)
9. Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) – Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect/Dreams
10. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) – Imagine (Live at Pabst Theatre)
11. Maroon 5 – If I Ain’t Got You (live)
12. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Itunes Festival ’10)
13. Bright Eyes – Road To Joy
14. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live from CA)
15. The Smiths – Big Mouth Strikes Again (Live in London, 1986)
16. The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop (Live in Hyde Park)
17. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies (Live At The Greek Theatre)
18. Blink 182 – What’s My Age Again
19. Something Corporate – Straw Dog (Live in London)
20. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
21. The Kooks – Sofa Song (Live @ Abbey Road)
22. Jack’s Mannequin – Holiday From Real (Live from SIR)
23. Weezer – Island in The Sun (Live in Del Mar, CA)
24. The White Stripes – Hotel Yorba (Live at The Hotel Yorba)
25. She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? (Live on ‘Late Night’ with Yo La Tenga)
26. City and Colour – Happiness By The Kilowatt
27. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own (Live at Kalkscheune/Berlin)

  1. Ryan said:

    I’ve just discovered your site recently. What an amazing gift it is! I hope you keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Hey Ryan, Thanks for the awesome feedback, and i will definitely keep it up. I’ve already got 2 more playlists i’m itching to get out so i hope you will enjoy those as well. It’s comments like yours that make this all worth it x10
      thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Good post. Like the concept. I don’t sleep, so I have the time…….can’t resist:

    * = indicates I’ve seen them in said era
    ** = indicates I’ve seen them, but well after

    1. Dear You era Jawbreaker
    2. Siamese Dream era Pumpkins* (but for some reason they’re playing about 4 or 5 songs off of Mellon Collie
    3. Dmitri Shostakovich (current era, I think if he were alive today and he saw the world, his musical output would be DARK – YouTube Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto #1)
    4. Robert Johnson
    5. Ziggy Stardust era Bowie
    6. Goo era Sonic Youth**
    7. Heroin dependency era Stones
    8. Current era Propagandhi*
    9. Nina Simone
    10. Hail to the Thief era Radiohead*
    11. Doolittle era Pixies**
    12. The Smiths
    13. Greatest Story Ever Told era Lawrence Arms**
    14. Jimi Hendrix, 1969
    15. Jane Doe era Converge
    16. 36 Chambers era Wu-Tang**
    17. Nirvana, current era…same idea as #3
    18. Alien Girl era Ed Rush*
    19. Undertow era Tool**
    20. Until Your Heart Stops era Cave In*
    21. Read Music/Speak Spanish era Desaperacidos (very out of character, toward the end of the set, Conor plays Something Vague and Halaigh Halaigh…)
    22. Sine Wave era Mogwai
    23. Your Hand in Mine era Explosions in the Sky**
    24. Hallraker era Descendents**
    25. My War era Black Flag
    26. Straight Outta Compton era N.W.A.
    27. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

  3. Damn i should have included Jimi Hendrix. But wow you’ve seen some artists i would kill to see. Smashing Pumpkins (back when Billy Corgan didn’t have such a God complex), Pixies, Wu-Tang, Tool, and Rush. Lucky. I wish the pixies were still together. I can’t really get into any of the solo stuff by the members (frank black, the breeders, etc..). I swear i should have been born sooner.

    • Mike Apathy said:

      You crack me up. I say the exact same thing. I missed SOOOOO many good bend during the first days of punk…the garage explosion in the 70’s, the pre-punk rock Glitter scene on the strip in the 70’s…Jazz…REAL JAZZ, same with the blues. I could go on and on. Just know that you’re gonna feel really cool when you’re my age and someone you know tells you the exact same thing because you saw Interpol, Bright Eyes, etc. It’ll happen, just gotta get old and cranky first!

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