I discovered Olafur Arnalds on DiS, someone linked to his music saying he’d supported Sigur Ros. I like what he was doing and then found out that he was playing Union Chapel a couple of weeks later, on my friends birthday. That started a sequence of us taking each other to gigs for birthdays, the following year I took her to the Efterklang Parades Live gig at the barbican. Efterklang being another band I found thanks to DiS.
I discovered The Menzingers in the summer of 2013 and absolutely fell in love with On The Impossible Past. Then found that they were playing London very soon after. Gig was great.
I think the sequence of discover band → fall in love → see them live 2 weeks later is in my top 5 things that can happen.
I’m sure I must have examples of the opposite, not seeing bands for ages after discovering them (I’m not including where the band were not performing at that point) but none come to mind.
What’s the shortest time you’ve had from discovering a band’s recorded music to seeing them live?