some of my favorites over the years - none of these are in any order... just as they pop into my head. and i'm sure i'm missing a ton...
damage plan (everytime pantera came around i had to miss it for some reason - luckily i finally saw dimebag right before the end - LEGEND)
slipknot (i don't care what you think - 9 dudes on a small stage with immaculate timing is amazing)
method man / redman
dead animal mod
against all authority
toots and the maytals
some crazy skeletor karaoke shit in philly at 'the troc' or something like that? that show was amazing
i've seen a lot of good shows, but the ones above have something special about them. either the friends i went with, or the town/venue i saw them in etc
i've seen so many big acts "play it safe" in cities like LA or SF - i really like when the talent doesn't care at all, or does something weird and isn't trying to do what's comfortable. if that makes any sense...