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R / May 25, 2011 10:58 PM

This is regardless of genre, so I'd say:

Opening Act-The Sundays w/a special finale guest, Kitchens of Distinction for a 90s-style "120 Minutes"-esqe jam session

Second Act-Style Council

Headliner-Steely Dan

(It's gonna happen, people)

Andrew Huff / May 26, 2011 12:26 PM

Toad the Wet Sprocket, Andrew Bird, Twilight Singers.

Or John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong.

David / May 26, 2011 1:29 PM

WTF is a concert?

Gimme a dirty warehouse, some stacks of speakers, and a pair of 1200's.

Invite Jeff Mills, Green Velvet, Derrick Carter, Daft Punk (circa Homework ONLY), Daniel Bell, Robert Armani, and John Acquaviva.

[Concerts are for people who don't know how to dance.]

Cheryl / May 26, 2011 3:32 PM

An evening of duets from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

PMan / May 26, 2011 11:34 PM

A loose set at the Hideout with John Prine, Robert Earl Keen and Emmylou Harris.

paul / May 28, 2011 10:18 AM

An outdoor concert featuring Beiber, Gaga, Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber and whoever won the last Idol.

And a lightning storm.

Brubeck / May 29, 2011 1:13 AM

Concerts are for people who don't know how to dance.

What the hell does that mean?

Mucky Fingers / May 29, 2011 12:24 PM

Zakk Wylde, Neil Young and the Black Crowes somewhere in a meadow.

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