I mean, for one thing, rating a joke out of 11 is not a standard score, it’s normally out of 10. And even if you are using that scale, you might as well aim for a joke that’s 11/11, or you’re cheapening yourself.
Flaming Lips opening for and backing up Beck (2002)
Counting Crows (with the Wallflowers, 1997)
Bright Eyes (with Arab Strap, 2003)
I’m omitting, forgetting, and neglecting some other great shows, I know. Some notable notes: Wax Mannequin in 2002 or 2003, opening for Run Chico Run. Flaming Lips at Osheaga 2006. My first (real) punk rock show (1999, Olympia WA). Propaghandi at Rock For Choice at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in 2001. That first time seeing TV On the Radio was pretty good/effed up. Of Montreal, the first three times. Ladyhawk, every time.