For those of you who read and keep up with my blog, I’m sure you too have some sort of interest in live music to an extent – or as much as I do. With that being said, I’ve been trying to keep track of every live show I’ve attended for YEARS now and it’s not very easy. I wish I could go back to my 12-year-old self who saw the Jonas Brothers for their very first concert (it was 2007 in Peoria, IL) and be able to start logging every show I had seen from then until today.
Until we have the technology to go back in time, I’m going to keep using this website that I stumbled upon earlier this year that helps me track and log every live show I go to. I can’t honestly say I remember where I found it, probably a Reddit thread, but it’s a great way to keep your concert archive organized without using a boring spreadsheet (I use them for everything, it’s sort of ridiculous). It’s called Concert Archive.
To use the website, all you have to do is create an account and start logging your shows. It even offers to import setlists, give info on the venue, what the tour is called, etc. It also will pull all of your stats and create data like information on which venues you go to most, who you’ve seen live the most, etc.
For someone like me who loves detail and is horrible at math, this is the perfect website to help me get my concert archive on track and does the breaking down for me. I’m still INCREDIBLY behind – but luckily I do have a spreadsheet that has hundreds of shows in it. Everything’s a work in progress, right?
Below is a breakdown of every show I’ve seen this year. You can also see a simple pie chart I created through Canva that represents a breakdown of the venues I’ve visited this year and which I go to the most. You can see this information on Concert Archives’ website in its own area too. To check out my page – click here. I haven’t finished updated my 2018 shows yet. The shows with the * mean I was covering them for Chicago Haze.
Shows in 2019 *So Far*
January 18: TNK Fest with LaLa LaLa and Snail Mail at Metro – review here*
January 19: King Princess, Metro – review here (I did not attend this show to cover it specifically for the blog but still reviewed the show).
February 22: Kelly Clarkson w/ Kelsea Ballerini, Allstate Arena
February 23: Miya Folick w/ Barrie, Schubas – review here*
March 2: Lily & Madeleine at Schubas – review here*
March 6: Robyn at Aragon Ballroom
March 11: The Aces at Lincoln Hall – review here*
March 23: Better Oblivion Community Center at Lincoln Hall – review here*
March 26: Sasha Sloan at Schubas – review here*
April 3: Foreign Air at Schubas – review here*
April 11: From Indian Lakes at Bottom Lounge
April 27: Bad Suns w/ Carlie Hanson at House of Blues – review here*
April 29: Léon w/ Morgan Saint at House of Blues – review here*
May 5: Aly & AJ w/ Armors at House of Blues
May 6: Matt Maeson w/ Betcha at Lincoln Hall
May 8: The 1975 w/ Pale Waves & No Rome at United Center
May 14: Imogen Heap at The Vic Theater
May 15: Wallows at Metro – review here*
May 24: Local Natives in-studio performance at WKQX Chicago
May 24: Local Natives w/ Middle Kids at Thalia Hall – review here*
June 9: Billie Eilish at United Center
June 13: Mt. Joy at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
June 15: Charly Bliss at Lincoln Hall, review here*
June 16: Vampire Weekend at Huntington Bank Pavilion
July 9: Carly Rae Jepsen at The Chicago Theater
One person has been running Concert Archives since the beginning. You can fund the website through his patreon page here.