Here is the complete list of concerts I saw in 2004.

Rank Bands City Location
1 Joanna Newsom, Bonnie Prince Billie Chicago Open End Gallery
2 Azita, Iron and Wine Chicago Abbey
3 Velcro Lewis and His 100 Proof Band, Slick 57, Split Lip Rayfield Chicago Abbey
4 Dolorean, Damian Jurado, Richard Buckner Chicago schubas
5 Coctails, Pixies Chicago Aragon Ballroom
6 Manishevitz, Mountain Goats Chicago Empty Bottle
7 Troubled Hubble, Head of Femur, Manishevitz Chicago Gunther Murphys
8 Damnwells, Old 97s Chicago Metro
9 Smog Chapel Hill Go Studios
10 The Narrator, Perfect Panther, Make Believe Chicago Empty Bottle
11 Starflyer 49, Pedro the Lion Minneapolis 400 Bar
12 John Vanderslice, Pedro the Lion Minneapolis First Ave
13 Bridge 61with Tim Daisy, Nate McBride, Jason Stein, and Ken Vandermark Chicago Empty Bottle
14 The Datsuns, Pixies St. Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
15 The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, Modest Mouse Minneapolis First Ave
16 Stephen Elliott, Prageeta Sharma, Bill Calahan, White Magic, Joe Wenderoth, Harmony Korine, David Berman, Silver Jews w/ Will Oldham, Chestnut Station Chicago Empty Bottle
17 Walkman, Death Cube for Cutie, Modest Mouse Chicago New City YMCA
18 Liz Payne & Ben Vida, Architecture in Helsinki, Archer Prewitt, Sam Prekop Chicago Empty Bottle
19 Rivulets, Pinebender, The New Year Chicago schubas
20 Johnny Dowd, Sally Timms Minneapolis 400 Bar
21 The Cushicles Chicago Rodan
22 Old 97s, They Might Be Giants, Counting Crows Chicago Petrillo Music Shell
23 Robbers on High Street, The Reputation, Ambulance Ltd Chicago schubas
24 The Ron Mots, Chris Connelly, Archer Prewitt Chicago schubas
25 Owen, Cameron McGill, Life At Sea Chicago Metro
26 The Rouge Wave, Calexico, The Shins Minneapolis First Ave
27 Lonsome Dan Kase and the Crush Collision Minneapolis Kitty Cat Klub
28 Perfect Panther, Electrelan, Ted Leo/Pharmacists Chicago Logan Square Auditorium
29 Chicago Blues Chicago Pops Highwood
30 Mammy Nuns, Von Ehrics, Slick 57 Minneapolis Turf Club
31 Eisley, Snow Patrol Minneapolis Ascot Room @ The Quest
32 Ollabelle, Diana Krall Minneapolis Northrop Auditorium
33 The M's, Brendan Benson Chicago Taste of Randolph