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The three greatest performances I had the pleasure to witness were Sky Saxon and the Seeds, Mudhoney, and The King Brothers, maybe even Zeke. What were your favorite shows, and what makes a great live performance?
There have been many so I would say these are some of my favorites ...The Cowsills ...the first time Jimmie Dale Gilmore played the club ...Thee Headcoats/Headcoatees show ...and taken as a whole the incredible run of Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows that just ended. Those have always been fantastic, but this year seemed like they somehow rose to even another level.
I think a great live performance does require a great performance from the people on stage, but also needs to build off the audience's energy level.
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