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Title: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: choatime on September 22, 2006, 08:41:45 PM
I saw Art Brut (http://www.artbrut.org.uk) and We Are Scientists (http://www.wearescientists.com/) earlier this week.  We Are Scientists were pretty good, but Art Brut was excellent.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: karlwinslow on September 22, 2006, 08:59:20 PM
I saw The Black Keys, a couple months ago, and I'm going again in November.  They put on a hell of a show.  

Oct. 31- Red Hot Chili Pepers- That should be amazing.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: Kevin Shields on September 22, 2006, 09:33:57 PM
Last June, I saw NIN.  Here's the new teaser trailer for their upcoming DVD for 2007:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxAwkrx0QXg

In October, I hope to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the second time.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 22, 2006, 11:14:53 PM
Heard some great live music in Decatur over Labor Day weekend. Ellis Paul, Tommy Womack (he's fantastic, never even heard of him before then), Marshall Chapman, Tom Kimmel, and my favorite, John Wesley Harding.  Would go out of my way to see Ellis or Tommy again.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 23, 2006, 10:56:24 AM
I go see the Dresden Dolls whenever they are in town...I have seen them both here (PHX) and in Prague.
  Last month I went to Shakira and was pleasantly surprised. An excellent show.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: winrit on September 23, 2006, 11:37:26 AM
Quote from: "thevoid99"
Last June, I saw NIN.  Here's the new teaser trailer for their upcoming DVD for 2007:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxAwkrx0QXg.


I thought about mentioning this when I saw your post in favorite bands/musicians, but I didn't.  I used to be a caterer for an auditorium and I catered a NIN concert.  I was responsible for the bands dressing rooms. If I remember right the rider asked for a bottle of tequila and a case of Dos Equis.  Trent Reznor had a golden retriever with him.  The bassist was so wasted he came off stage in the middle of the show and passed out.  He eventually got back up and returned to the show.  Trent Reznor also told me to take the left over booze with me, which I did.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: winrit on September 23, 2006, 11:39:02 AM
I think we should all go to a Clay Aiken concert when he comes to our area and then report back here.  I can't imagine anything more entertaining.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 25, 2006, 05:52:26 AM
yes, Billy Childish and ... wait what are they called now? ah, Billy Childish and Musicians of the British Empire, very good concert...
Title: Greatest of all time...
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 28, 2006, 03:35:47 AM
Rolling Stones, 5th time...
Title: Whoops
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 29, 2006, 01:03:19 AM
Quote from: "Shanghai-Klaus"
Rolling Stones, 5th time...


Sorry, didn't mean to kill this thread...
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 29, 2006, 03:59:04 AM
Quote from: "Shanghai-Klaus"
Sorry, didn't mean to kill this thread...

don't worry it's a slow thread... so you're from Beatles Hamburg and go the the Stones five times, have you no pride in your home town? And don't give no excuse that you couldn't see the Beatles...
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: Katebo on September 29, 2006, 08:15:10 AM
You all will be very proud of me- just went to my very first rock concert last night. For all of $4, I got to see So Many Dynamos (http://www.somanydynamos.org/) and Harvey Danger (http://www.harveydanger.com/). Man do I love being a college student...

It was a good show, all in all. Unfort I couldn't actually see So Many Dynamos, as they were too loud for me and my ears starting hurting after half a song (I sat in the lounge in the next room and heard everything fine- good times). Luckily, tho, Harvey Danger weren't as loud, so I was able to watch their whole set.

also- I've learned a valuable lesson- 3" heals to a concert where I'll be jumping around a lot? Not so much.
Title: From this to that
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 29, 2006, 09:30:27 PM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
so you're from Beatles Hamburg and go the the Stones five times, have you no pride in your home town? And don't give no excuse that you couldn't see the Beatles...


Well, I WILL excuse that by being 46 not 64 but when I'm 64 I might have been to even more Stones concerts...

But to cast an elegant line from this to movies, Magnus, you as being a Berliner (no pun intended) will remember which typical Berlin loudmouth dubbed Sir Paul in the BEATLES films?

Other concerts here: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle and Max Raabe.

Speaking of pride in my hometown - have you seen the Hark Bohm movies as well as Klaus Lemke's ROCKER? 70ies...
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 30, 2006, 07:26:24 AM
I have seen 'Nordsee ist Mordsee' but that's about it... but they're not making "Jugend-dramen" like that anymore...
and Wolfgang Gruner who btw also did Peter Sellers in "The Party"...

anyway you're not off the hook the easily, by changing the subject back to Berlin, i bet you don't even own a "Hans Albers" or "Freddy Quinn" CD...
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 30, 2006, 09:41:44 AM
Is David Hasselhoff really that big over there?

  Has anyone seen him in concert?
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 30, 2006, 10:21:34 AM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Is David Hasselhoff really that big over there?

Well, he single-handedly took down the Berlin Wall, didn't he...
I've never seen him in concert, but I've seen his new music videos (avaible at UTube & Google Video) and it looks like he can't move the muscles in his upper-face anymore...
Title: Re: From this to that
Post by: Katebo on September 30, 2006, 11:21:46 AM
Quote from: "Shanghai-Klaus"
Other concerts here: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle and Max Raabe.


ooh- they're fantastic! Also, fyi, did you know the new principal violist with the Berlin Phil is a 25 or so year old American woman? She's a friend of mine's sister, actually. She's gotta be amazing, to be principal when she's that young (and American).
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 30, 2006, 11:25:15 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"

I've never seen him in concert, but I've seen his new music videos (avaible at UTube & Google Video) and it looks like he can't move the muscles in his upper-face anymore...


  Some sort of palsy perhaps...

  Has he had much plastic surgery?
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: JoshuaOst on September 30, 2006, 11:36:11 AM
I was actually just at the Roger Waters concert about a week ago.  It was awesome.  They played the entire Dark Side of the Moon album.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 30, 2006, 07:12:44 PM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"


anyway you're not off the hook the easily, by changing the subject back to Berlin, i bet you don't even own a "Hans Albers" or "Freddy Quinn" CD...


Of course I have many Hamburg-samplers although I do not accept Vienna born Freddy Quinn as even remotely Hanseatic...
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: karlwinslow on September 30, 2006, 07:17:54 PM
Does Hasselhoff still make music?
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on October 01, 2006, 12:20:26 PM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Has he had much plastic surgery?

i figured Botox, but that's just a guess...

http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=-3382491587979249836&q=hasslehoff

oh Klaus, how can you say that (and so shortly after his 75th birthday, four days ago), if we (citizen of berlin) would be that picky we would have no celebrities left...
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: choatime on October 01, 2006, 12:34:39 PM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"

http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=-3382491587979249836&q=hasslehoff


Wow, the "Don't Hassel this Hoff" t-shirt.  I just don't know what to say.  And KITT's British cousin with the steering wheel on the right is interesting.  I don't know if it's as good as his video for "Hooked on a Feeling," though.
Title: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: books on October 01, 2006, 01:00:22 PM
On a completly not hasselhoff note.


I saw mc chris the other night in portland.  Great show, if you like the "nerd core" genre.
Title: Live Music
Post by: karlwinslow on January 28, 2007, 05:25:56 PM
So I am suprised we don't have a thread about concerts yet.

The last concert I went to was the Black Keys at the Agora theater back in November.  Before that it was Switchfoot at the Agora, and then The Red Hot Chili Peppers (on Halloween) at Quicken Loans Arena.

So what's the best concert you've been to?

For me the best concert I've been to was the Chili Peppers in 2002 at an outdoor ampitheater.  Queens of the Stone Age opened and did a great job.  But the Chili Peppers were amazing, playing for around 2 1/2 hours and an encore.

The first time I saw the Black Keys would be a close second.  Great live band and they had a triple encore.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Wowser on January 28, 2007, 05:31:17 PM
David Byrne in... 2004? was pretty darn cool, in Manchester. David Gilmour in London, 2002 also a bit special.

Massive Attack are a wonderful band to see live - almost spiritual.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: sdedalus on January 28, 2007, 05:49:45 PM
Last concert I went to was Bob Dylan, last fall, the fourth or fifth time I've seen him.

The best I've seen:

- Nirvana in January 1994

- Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison, summer 1998

- Lollapalooza 1993: Rage Against the Machine, Dinosaur Jr, Alice In Chains, Arrested Development, Fishbone

- David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, fall of 1995, I think


Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: JoshuaOst on January 28, 2007, 05:54:50 PM
I saw Roger Waters a few months back and that was pretty damn cool.  The first half was an assortment of songs and the second half was the whole Dark Side of the Moon Album.  They also had a screen in the back and each song was accompanied by video.
I really wanted to see Bob Dylan but was unable to.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: karlwinslow on January 28, 2007, 06:09:07 PM
So apparently I suck at using the search feature.  We already had a live music thread.



My bad.  my bad.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: alexarch on January 28, 2007, 06:10:16 PM
So apparently I suck at using the search feature.  We already had a live music thread.



My bad.  my bad.
I love this new merge thing I get to use.  Please don't apologize.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 28, 2007, 07:15:16 PM
  Some of my all time best shows:

Prince - the Purple Rain Tour...do I need to say more?

U2 - the Unforgettable Fire Tour, the Joshua Tree Tour and Zoo TV Tour as well...every time they have put on an incredible show. All politics aside - Bono is a showman...and was born to rock an arena.

Metalica - I saw them in the late 80's with the Cult and also with Faith No More and Guns and Roses. I don't even like metal and I would go see these guys any time...they're that good.

Garbage - for the Beautiful Garbage tour - ok, not a great album by many's standards - but Shirley Manson is tres hot and has more machismo than most guys - a true badass frontman/woman...these guys all put out so much energy for their show...rocked my socks off.
Title: Re: Been to any good concerts lately?
Post by: lise on January 28, 2007, 11:12:33 PM
I go see the Dresden Dolls whenever they are in town...I have seen them both here (PHX) and in Prague.

so on my recent roadtrip i made a series of roadtrip mixes to keep everyone (aka me) entertained, and one of the songs on the mix was coin-operated boy by the dresden dolls. One of the guys i was driving is extremely naive and kept arguing that the song was completely clean. I just want to know how someone can get into their mid-20's and be soooooo oblivious.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Bucho on January 29, 2007, 04:25:22 AM
The Twilight Singers played here a couple of weeks back and they were stupendous. Mark Lanegan, probably my favourite male singer next to Tom Waits, was along for the ride and Greg was in great spirits. It was a great time.

Here's their Myspace (http://"http://www.myspace.com/twilightsingers") if anyone doesn't know them and is curoius (Greg Dulli was behind the The Afghan Whigs in the 90s and early 00s and was the only non-Grohl player on the Foo Fighters first album).
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Junior on February 11, 2007, 08:00:06 PM
While not technically live, I just watched the Grammys where, John Legend, Corrine Baily Rae, and John Mayer did a very cool medley of one of each of their songs. Legend on the piano, Rae on the acoustic guitar, and Mayer on the electric guitar. I especially liked Rae and Mayer's parts, as they did Rae's slower song and Gravity. So good.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: karlwinslow on February 11, 2007, 08:49:08 PM
While not technically live, I just watched the Grammys where, John Legend, Corrine Baily Rae, and John Mayer did a very cool medley of one of each of their songs. Legend on the piano, Rae on the acoustic guitar, and Mayer on the electric guitar. I especially liked Rae and Mayer's parts, as they did Rae's slower song and Gravity. So good.

What song did John Legend sing?  I think he's pretty great.

"Save room for my love
Save room for a moment to be with me
Save room for my love save a little
Save a little for me
Won't you save a little
Save a little for me"
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Junior on February 11, 2007, 08:54:13 PM
I don't really remember which one he sang. I hadn't heard it before. I did like it though.

Gnarls Barkley's performance was so cool. They did a military style beat for Crazy and slowed it down a tad. It started off as just the two, then Cee-lo went over to the big stage and there was a huge orchestra and choir ensemble. So cool. I like that every live performance they do, they wear different outfits. I like these the best, because they changed the song accordingly.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: VmSoze on February 11, 2007, 10:13:37 PM
While not technically live, I just watched the Grammys where, John Legend, Corrine Baily Rae, and John Mayer did a very cool medley of one of each of their songs. Legend on the piano, Rae on the acoustic guitar, and Mayer on the electric guitar. I especially liked Rae and Mayer's parts, as they did Rae's slower song and Gravity. So good.

What song did John Legend sing?  I think he's pretty great.

"Save room for my love
Save room for a moment to be with me
Save room for my love save a little
Save a little for me
Won't you save a little
Save a little for me"

I'm pretty sure John Legend sang "Coming Home"... It really was a great performance by all three.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Junior on February 11, 2007, 10:15:40 PM
And the Red Hot Chili Peppers were freaking awesome. I love Snow, and the live version was so good. The visual component with all of the white confetti was very cool.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: VmSoze on February 11, 2007, 10:18:51 PM
I really haven't had the pleasure of going to many concerts in my life, but the best live performances I've seen were:

1. The Mooney Suzuki (opening for The Donnas)
2. Guster
3. Shakira
4. The Donnas
5. Incubus/Offspring/Weezer (Inland Empire concert a few years ago...)

Honorable Mention: Darkest Hour and The Nerds
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: karlwinslow on February 11, 2007, 10:19:18 PM
Awww.  John Frusciante cut his hair.


Glad they won best rock album, they deserve it.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: VmSoze on February 11, 2007, 10:21:15 PM
The Grammy's have been pretty good this year in terms of performances, which is good considering there is a performance every 5 minutes...much more enjoyable then usual.  :)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Junior on February 11, 2007, 10:24:54 PM
I agree. I have enjoyed most of the music.

Scarlett Johansen is recording an album. Why?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: VmSoze on February 11, 2007, 10:29:04 PM
Her boobs told her to... and by boobs I mean Justin Timberlake
(as though their 9 min. - felt like 90 - video wasn't punishment enough...)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 12, 2007, 12:12:08 AM
I agree. I have enjoyed most of the music.

Scarlett Johansen is recording an album. Why?

Cause her head is so far up her ass.  She lost any sense of why she was an actress in the first place.  And I hate that f*cking Justin Timberlake video.  That was the worst thing she's done.  Even worse than The Island believe it or not. 

I want my old Scarlett back.  When she had indie cred and was giving out seminal performance like in Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring.  I'm going Herzog on her ass. 
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: VmSoze on February 12, 2007, 12:24:02 AM
wow, and I thought I was down on Scarlett.  it'll be OK, void99.  I swear, it'll all be OK.  And, on the bright side, she's still smokin' hot (even without the indie cred), right?  ;)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 12, 2007, 12:36:21 PM
I don't know.  She looked like a Barbie doll.

I've gotten two scripts that I wrote for her and neither of them are like any of the roles she's played.

She better kick ass in The Nanny Diaries and The Other Boleyn Girl and the album she's making is an album full of Tom Waits covers.  I'm not interested in buying it.  Even if it comes out the same day the new NIN album comes out.  Sorry but NIN is first.  Trent rarely lets me down. 
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: VmSoze on February 12, 2007, 03:35:49 PM
well, good luck getting the "old" Scarlett back... and, yes, NIN is ALWAYS first!
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: alexarch on August 13, 2007, 07:32:49 AM
Saltine met up briefly at the Rufus Wainwright concert last Friday night.  We only had a chance to say hello, and hopefully she'll post a picture.

The concert was outstanding.  Amazing.  The best concert I've ever seen.  Neko Case and A Fine Frenzy opened for him, and they were outstanding in their own right.  The concert lasted from 8:00 until 12:00.  Rufus did a little Judy-drag.  He did everything from Release the Stars and some from Want One.  We overheard some douche complain on the way out, "Why didn't he do anything from Poses?  If I wanted to see a drag show, I'd 've gone to a drag show."

If he's coming to your town, I strongly suggest you go see him.  I've never seen a more passionate live performer.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: crumpet on August 13, 2007, 08:43:16 AM
I haven't had the chance to go to a concert in a long while, but a few days ago I managed to buy a ticket to see Tegan & Sara at The Forum in Melbourne in December.  The freaking FORUM.  I know nobody else here understands my stupid level of excitement about this, but The Forum is one of my favourite, favourite places to see anyone play.  I loves it. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mimk/368545824/)
Title: The last show you saw...
Post by: ElectricOtter on August 21, 2007, 10:16:36 AM
I drove to Greensboro last night with some friends to see The Octopus Project play. The show was in this tiny indie art gallery and there were like forty people there, tops. These four really value their fans and give it their all to put on a good performance, even when they're playing a free show for just a few dozen listeners. I was impressed with their stage presence- all four of them kept trading guitars, bass, drums, keys and synthesizer in the middle of their set. They'd just set their loops or whatever, play musical chairs and pick up the song again before you knew what had happened. And nobody will ever convince me otherwise that the theremin is one of the coolest instruments ever to watch someone play.

They were selling their own merchandise themselves after the show and I bought a CD. I got to chat with the one guitarist for a minute and he was really cool. They didn't let the small venue sour their dedication, which was really great to see. I would definitely see them again.

I think the next show I'm officially planning would be to see Rilo Kiley and Mutemath in Charlotte next month.
Title: Re: The last show you saw...
Post by: facedad on August 21, 2007, 10:18:51 AM
The last show I saw, I believe, was The Fiery Furnaces. I hope to change that if I can swing the price of admission for the Silver Apples show on 9/11.
Title: Re: The last show you saw...
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2007, 10:29:33 AM
The Sea and Cake.

I used to go to shows all the time, now I'm old.  There are only a few bands I really like that I'd go out for, less experimenting and catching the latest and greatest.
Title: Re: The last show you saw...
Post by: spoko on August 21, 2007, 11:09:50 AM
Kings of Leon, at a little venue in Denver last fall (their last show before they started opening for Bob Dylan and then Pearl Jam). That was the first show I'd been to in a looooooooooong time (I think the next previous one was NIN, the show in Omaha where they filmed the video for "Hurt"). I've missed two shows this year that I really wanted to see—Neko Case, and Gillian Welch—because they happened to be performing on days when I or my wife couldn't get a day off work. A day or two sooner/later, and I'd have gone. But as it was I didn't make it. So at this point I'm just keeping an eye out.

It's hard to make it these days, since the nearest real venue is 100 miles away and I've got three kids. (That, and I'm not willing to catch the Peter Frampton/Jackyl double-header at the county fair.) What I really can't wait for is to take the kids to see shows. A friend of mine recently took his nine-year-old twins to see Roger Waters, and they absolutely loved it. Can't wait for that kind of stuff, but it's a few years down the road yet.
Title: Re: The last show you saw...
Post by: karlwinslow on August 21, 2007, 04:00:24 PM
I think the next show I'm officially planning would be to see Rilo Kiley and Mutemath in Charlotte next month.

Awesome.  Mutemath are amazing live.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on August 22, 2007, 02:04:49 PM
My friend saw them at Bonarroo this year and was pretty blown away. He's not too much a fan of their studio work, but he said that even he couldn't deny their live talent. With a recommendation like that and Rilo Kiley sharing the bill, that show is kind of a no-brainer.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on August 22, 2007, 03:28:48 PM
Scratch that- it's Mutemath and Eisley, and it's at the end of October. Rilo Kiley is playing with Grand Ole Party at the end of September. I plan on going to both.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: spoko on August 23, 2007, 06:12:26 AM
Rilo Kiley

Is it me, or is Under the Blacklight . . . disappointing? I was thinking about going to see them in Omaha next month, but I think I'm going to hold out a bit and see Regina Spektor instead.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on August 27, 2007, 10:41:35 PM
Blonde Redhead @ Sunset Junction in L. A.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on August 27, 2007, 11:16:12 PM
Rilo Kiley

Is it me, or is Under the Blacklight . . . disappointing? I was thinking about going to see them in Omaha next month, but I think I'm going to hold out a bit and see Regina Spektor instead.

I heard on track off of Under the Blacklight, and it was garbage. Nothing like when a band changes stylistically and fails.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Tequila on August 28, 2007, 04:46:58 AM
Wacken Open Air '07 (http://www.wacken.com/)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on August 28, 2007, 03:27:36 PM
Wow, now I feel like I missed something. Everything I've heard off Rilo Kiley's new album I've really liked. It's way different that what they've done before, yeah, but I still think it's good music. I always like to see a band expand their sound.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: spoko on August 28, 2007, 07:02:34 PM
Wow, now I feel like I missed something. Everything I've heard off Rilo Kiley's new album I've really liked. It's way different that what they've done before, yeah, but I still think it's good music. I always like to see a band expand their sound.

I don't feel like they've expanded their sound, though, so much as they've just changed it. For my part, I don't think it's definitively worse, but I also know that I don't like it as much as I did their old sound. I also pretty quickly got tired of hearing Jenny sing about weird sexual situations, which seems to be what 90% of the new album is.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on September 25, 2007, 09:52:07 AM
Last night I went to see Iron & Wine.  The venue was pretty crappy, but Sam Beam was amazing.  He just killed Sodom South Georgia, and The Sea & The Rhythm, and he played some really funky versions of On Your Wings and Jezebel.

And his beard was fantastic.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: spoko on September 25, 2007, 10:09:11 AM
Last night I went to see Iron & Wine.  The venue was pretty crappy, but Sam Beam was amazing.  He just killed Sodom South Georgia, and The Sea & The Rhythm, and he played some really funky versions of On Your Wings and Jezebel.

And his beard was fantastic.

Just got word he's playing Denver in December (and in a venue that's not crappy). We're there. I can't CINECAST!ing wait.

You didn't go for the CD signing, I'm guessing?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on September 25, 2007, 11:42:34 AM
Last night I went to see Iron & Wine.  The venue was pretty crappy, but Sam Beam was amazing.  He just killed Sodom South Georgia, and The Sea & The Rhythm, and he played some really funky versions of On Your Wings and Jezebel.

And his beard was fantastic.

Just got word he's playing Denver in December (and in a venue that's not crappy). We're there. I can't CINECAST!ing wait.

You didn't go for the CD signing, I'm guessing?

As I was leaving there was a huge line at the record store, I had to get some sleep for school.  He played the entire Shepherd's Dog album, and it was really cool.  When he came back on for the encore people were shouting out requests for the Trapeze Swinger, and he said something like "Don't you people have to get up for work tomorrow or something".  He seemed really down to earth and very calm.  There was a lot of problems with his amplifier during the show but he took it all in stride.  The band was a little overpowering, but I blame the venue's sound guy for that.  Hopefully next time he comes he'll play at House of Blues or somewhere else.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on October 04, 2007, 06:20:01 PM
I went to the Wall of Sound festival in Forth Worth a couple of weeks ago. Lots of interesting bands. The main draw was probably Explosions in the Sky but I'm rather meh on them. Live, though, these guys rock. Midlake, Pinback and The Books were also there which rounded off a pretty eclectic set. I had lots of fun but I just wish there were more bands that I cared about.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Rene A. Moncivais on October 12, 2007, 11:41:05 AM
Last show I saw was Do Make Say Think at Emo's here in Austin, Texas.  Amazing show it's cool to see these guys pull off the stuff they make on the albums.  Also 2 drummers = awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on October 12, 2007, 01:29:47 PM
Last show I saw was Do Make Say Think at Emo's here in Austin, Texas.  Amazing show it's cool to see these guys pull off the stuff they make on the albums.  Also 2 drummers = awesome.

that's one of my friends favorite bands.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Rene A. Moncivais on October 12, 2007, 03:00:06 PM
Well, your friend has some good taste, and so do you might I add.  What?  It sounds like I am hitting on you.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on October 13, 2007, 01:39:07 PM
Last show I saw was Do Make Say Think at Emo's here in Austin, Texas.  Amazing show it's cool to see these guys pull off the stuff they make on the albums.  Also 2 drummers = awesome.

77 drummers = way cooler
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on October 13, 2007, 02:32:56 PM
Last show I saw was Do Make Say Think at Emo's here in Austin, Texas.  Amazing show it's cool to see these guys pull off the stuff they make on the albums.  Also 2 drummers = awesome.

77 drummers = way cooler

Right you are. I love Boredoms.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on October 14, 2007, 01:43:58 AM
going to see blonde redhead next week. very excited.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on October 14, 2007, 10:52:18 PM
I saw five times august the other day.  he was pretty good, just played an acoustic set at Case Western University to the most obnoxious crowd I've ever seen.  A friend of mine is friend's with his manager so we hung out and went to iHop with him after the show.  really cool guy.

I just bought my ticket to see MuteMath on Tuesday, that should be rockin.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: alexarch on October 14, 2007, 11:15:40 PM
Just got back from Annie Lennox at a college auditorium.  All's I can say is:

Bitch can sang.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: VmSoze on October 15, 2007, 11:46:45 AM
Just got back from Annie Lennox at a college auditorium.  All's I can say is:

Bitch can sang.

I loves me some Annie Lennox.  I'm going all green with envy, Alex.  Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: alexarch on October 15, 2007, 01:07:18 PM
She was amazing. No doubt about it.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on October 16, 2007, 10:33:56 PM
got back from mutemath.  freakin amazing.  those guys are great.  if they're coming to a town near you, you gotta check them out.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Scalzo on October 16, 2007, 10:46:48 PM
Saw Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem and Les Savy Fav and Blonde Redhead and another group that I can't remember the name of at Randall's Island.  Wow.  What a fantastic show.  Never heard of Les Savy Fav before the show, and they totally won me over.  LCD Soundsystem was great too and they played my fave song by them, 'Someone Great'.  Arcade Fire was incredible. They're easily my favorite active band today.  What a live show!!  One of the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on October 17, 2007, 08:43:44 AM
Someone Great is a fantastic song and go out and get something by Les Savy Fav, they're wonderful. Inches is a good place to start as it is a best of album that was conceived as a real workable album. If you want one of their actually albums, I'll say 3/5 (really anything but The Cat and The Cobra).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Tom the Drunk on November 06, 2007, 01:56:04 PM
Just saw Van Halen!  First time I've seen Eddie in concert since 1981.  Great time, great set list.  They sounded damn good, not quite the same as the old days; Dave can't do the high "yelps," Ed's solo was great but not up to his old standards, Alex kicked ass on the drums - seemed effortless, Ed's son did a good job on bass & backing vocals.  If you like the classic 6 albums of Roth-era Van Halen I recommended it!!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on January 11, 2008, 06:34:10 PM
my brother was in the cleveland high school rock off so I was there for a little bit tonight.  first band i saw was really awful.  bad harmonies, out of tune guitars, all that jazz.  second band was really good.  two guys - acoustic guitar and drums.  they were really good.

then my brother's band played.  they're like a hard rock/grunge kind of thing.  they were a lot better than i thought they'd be.

you just never know with rock-offs.  could go either way.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 22, 2008, 02:36:27 PM
Cleveland rocks - Ian Hunter says so...
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on January 22, 2008, 04:07:39 PM
that's the way we do
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 02, 2008, 10:46:04 PM
I have 8th row seats to The Cure when they come here to Phoenix in June...yeah..I'm that cool.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: lise on March 03, 2008, 12:30:03 AM
I went to see Sia at a club in detroit last night and it was an absolutely fantastic show. She even pulled out one of her old songs with Zero 7 which made my day.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 03, 2008, 10:47:12 AM
Saw Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem and Les Savy Fav and Blonde Redhead and another group that I can't remember the name of at Randall's Island.  Wow.  What a fantastic show.  Never heard of Les Savy Fav before the show, and they totally won me over.  LCD Soundsystem was great too and they played my fave song by them, 'Someone Great'.  Arcade Fire was incredible. They're easily my favorite active band today.  What a live show!!  One of the best I've ever seen.

Was at that show - one of the best of the year for me (though i absolutely hated Blonde Redhead).  I saw Arcade fire at Coachella and thought that they were fairly weak so i was happy with the more than redemption of this show...that were astounding.  I had seen LCD 2x previously last year and they rock everytime though their set at teh Virgin Fest was the best for me.

Just saw Gogol Bordello on sat and its been years since i've seen that much energy from a band.  It was a wild crazy Gypsy party.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on March 03, 2008, 10:51:37 AM
the swell season coming to cleveland's allen theater sunday may 11th.

hopefully i can get front row seats.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: skjerva on March 03, 2008, 01:16:56 PM

Just saw Gogol Bordello on sat and its been years since i've seen that much energy from a band.  It was a wild crazy Gypsy party.

GB is in Chicago tomorrow, I'm thinkin of going, i'm brand new to them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 03, 2008, 01:20:55 PM
definitely get there - you don't realy need to know the songs to have a great time.  A friend of mine who discovered them 3 days earlier when his GF got tix loved it.

taste (from a kimmel performace a few years ago)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkX1z2FZdV0
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on March 03, 2008, 10:07:03 PM
Going to The Black Keys in Boston? It's 50/50 right now.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on March 18, 2008, 02:23:46 PM
Going to The Black Keys in Boston? It's 50/50 right now.

It's official! May 17th!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on March 18, 2008, 02:45:44 PM
The Swell Season at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA. (11.21.07)

It was a great show, Martha Wainwright opened and Glen & Marketa put on a powerful show. Their new music shows so much promise and I look forward to any future works they might be working on.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 18, 2008, 04:05:00 PM
I will be seeing them next month!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: pixote on April 12, 2008, 07:31:13 PM
How awesome was Xiu Xiu, chester?

pixote
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on April 13, 2008, 01:58:27 AM
very awesome!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on April 13, 2008, 01:09:37 PM
very awesome!
They do a great show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on May 07, 2008, 03:08:45 PM
free black keys concert in cleveland tonight at the beachland ballroom.  first come first serve @ 8.


i can't go..... :'(
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 08, 2008, 01:42:34 AM
caved in and went to the eddie izzard show (comedy not music) as there was a seat available in row c.  glad I went as this was flippin funny.  the theme is history of civilization but it is really just the spine for a rediculous amount of tangents some seemed rehearsed and others seemed like legitimate digressions that petered out after a bit before resuming the main plot (he really does not like organized religion).  i'm not really sure if anyone else does this type of thing but no one makes it as believable as mr. e.  he has small lcd screen in the set that passes from day to night through the show - it faded to black a good 30 minutes before the actual end of the show. 

oh, and he's not in drag this tour... hence the name of the tour "Stripped".  Sorry no pics, they were taking cameras if they saw you snapping. :P
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 16, 2008, 04:17:30 PM
My concert line-up for the next 4 weeks:

Week 1: Eisley (Sunday)
Week 2: Dresden Dolls (Next Friday)
Week 3: The Cure (CA) (The following Thursday)
Week 4: The Cure (AZ) (The next Wednesday)

and Coldplay in June (Christy's the fan, me, not so much...)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on May 16, 2008, 04:37:11 PM
Week 1: Eisley (Sunday)

i've actually seen them live twice.  both times opening for someone.

a lot of their stuff sounds the same to me.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on May 16, 2008, 04:45:27 PM
Black Keys tomorrow!

The Buffalo Killers are opening. I haven't heard them... are they any good?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 16, 2008, 04:45:50 PM
Week 1: Eisley (Sunday)

i've actually seen them live twice.  both times opening for someone.

a lot of their stuff sounds the same to me.

  I love their harmonies and I am an unabashed fan of sugary pop music...
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on May 17, 2008, 02:24:22 PM
Just bought My Morning Jacket tickets!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on May 18, 2008, 05:54:00 PM
Black Keys = excellent
Buffalo Killers = so-so
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 27, 2008, 11:50:39 AM
Dresden Dolls (Opening act: Smoosh) -

Another great show by the Dolls. Opened the night with In the Flesh from Pink Floyd's The Wall in full military regalia and green hornet masks. Lot's of fun and great music - also I should not drink and text mssg - I sent a rather bawdy mssg to one of my bosses instead of one of my friends...lol...
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 27, 2008, 02:44:28 PM
Coming up next week:

Thurs: M.I.A. @ The 33rd St. Armory
Fri: M83 @ First Unitarian Church
Sat: The Roots Picnic @ Festival Piers w/ The Roots, Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Diplo, Santogold, ect.

Funnness!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: m_rturnage on May 27, 2008, 02:52:48 PM
I might be going to the Ft. Worth opera this weekend...

Bracketing opera and setting it aside, the next concert we have tickets for is the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss concert in July.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on May 27, 2008, 02:57:56 PM
Fri: M83 @ First Unitarian Church
I'm still debating this one.

I'd be debating the picnic too but I'd only really be coming out to see Diplo and Deerhoof.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on May 27, 2008, 06:41:42 PM
Fri: M83 @ First Unitarian Church
I'm still debating this one.

i'd go to that one
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on May 27, 2008, 10:59:33 PM
Fri: M83 @ First Unitarian Church
I'm still debating this one.

i'd go to that one
I'll say this, I expect it to be a hot, sweaty, muggy night up in that sanctuary.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 27, 2008, 11:28:52 PM
Fri: M83 @ First Unitarian Church
I'm still debating this one.

i'd go to that one
I'll say this, I expect it to be a hot, sweaty, muggy night up in that sanctuary.

Isn't it always?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on May 28, 2008, 12:58:49 AM
Fri: M83 @ First Unitarian Church
I'm still debating this one.

i'd go to that one
I'll say this, I expect it to be a hot, sweaty, muggy night up in that sanctuary.

Isn't it always?
Well i was just pointing out the extra heat that exists in the sanctuary as opposed to the larger church hall.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 28, 2008, 01:07:38 AM
Well i was just pointing out the extra heat that exists in the sanctuary as opposed to the larger church hall.

saw the list on Yrock, didn't check R5 to see that it was "A Seated Show Taking Place In The Sanctuary Of
The First Unitarian Church."  very excited now.

edit: for those not familiar (including myself)
(http://www.r5productions.com/church3.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on May 28, 2008, 01:28:37 AM
Well i was just pointing out the extra heat that exists in the sanctuary as opposed to the larger church hall.

saw the list on Yrock, didn't check R5 to see that it was "A Seated Show Taking Place In The Sanctuary Of
The First Unitarian Church."  very excited now.

edit: for those not familiar (including myself)
(http://www.r5productions.com/church3.jpg)
It's one of the more interesting venues I've been to anywhere.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 28, 2008, 08:10:35 AM
That is cool....
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on June 02, 2008, 03:11:27 PM
I drove to Chapel Hill last week to see Republic Tigers. They were opening for The Helio Sequence, whom I had never heard of, but I was obsessed enough with the Tigers' album for it to be worth it. PS- it's odd going to a show to see the opener; it was like seeing a concert in reverse.

First off, everyone needs to go buy their album because it's fantastic. They only have one full length and one EP, so their set was fairly short but they made every second count. They've got such great energy, their harmonies are DEAD ON and I love the way they do their percussion. They keep an extra drum or two floating around so the lead singer and/or one of the guitarists can wail on it with tambourines to augment the drummer. It probably sounds way less cool than it was to see them play it. It's been like four or five days since the show and I'm stll buzzing about it.

And they're the coolest guys. The venue was more or less just a bar, so during the headliner's set they just hung out amongst the crowd having drinks and chatting. I talked to a few of them and they introduced themselves, shook my hand and thanked me for coming.

They're touring the rest of the summer and I HIGHLY recommend checking them out if you get the chance. They'll be a very pleasant surprise. And seriously, go get their album.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on June 02, 2008, 03:12:50 PM
Oh, and The Helio Sequence were pretty good. I was mostly impressed by their drummer- that guy played his ass off for reals.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: choatime on June 02, 2008, 08:30:21 PM
I drove to Chapel Hill last week to see Republic Tigers.

I drove to Chapel Hill on Thursday, too, and argh, I totally forgot to check the local concert schedule.   
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 02, 2008, 11:14:47 PM
Just got back from Southern California - I saw the Cure on Thursday at the Santa Barbara Bowl - what a great venue! Amazing show - they did all of their "pop" hits...great lighting.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on June 03, 2008, 01:41:49 AM
I drove to Chapel Hill last week to see Republic Tigers.

I drove to Chapel Hill on Thursday, too, and argh, I totally forgot to check the local concert schedule.   

Damn- we missed out on having beers together and not knowing it!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2008, 12:02:18 PM
Sweet - I know most of you are coldplay haters :P but - just won tix to the opening MSG show on the 23rd.  I know no one is jealous.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on June 04, 2008, 12:07:21 PM
that's awesome.  i think they're great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 04, 2008, 01:03:32 PM
Sweet - I know most of you are coldplay haters :P but - just won tix to the opening MSG show on the 23rd.  I know no one is jealous.

  I am going next month - I like them wekk enough but Christy really likes them...

  Also tonight: The Cure (again) here in Phoenix (8th row seats)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ElectricOtter on June 05, 2008, 10:36:45 AM
Next step for me is either Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in a few weeks or Wilco with Bon Iver in August.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Tequila on June 09, 2008, 03:48:54 AM
I had the unexpected pleasure of seeing Metallica performe live at Nuremberg yesterday. Three songs from Kill 'em all made me happy :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 19, 2008, 03:35:04 PM
pearl jam tonight.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 21, 2008, 03:42:40 AM
schedule tomorrow:

1:00 The Ting Tings
1:50 Hoots & Hellmouth
2:40 Mr. Lif
3:30 Dan Deacon
4:10 Gogol Bordello (really? that early?)
5:40 Crystal Castles
6:45 Mates of State
8:00 Vampire Weekend

I may make it ther by Mr. Lif's spot at this point.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on July 09, 2008, 08:31:20 AM
Saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers last night.  Great show.  :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 09, 2008, 10:49:57 AM
Got my tickets for Sigur Ros in September!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FroHam X on July 09, 2008, 01:06:34 PM
Saw Crystal Castles this weekend, hoping to see She & Him on the 24th.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: m_rturnage on July 09, 2008, 03:35:00 PM
Got my tickets for Sigur Ros in September!

Jealousy!

Monday night we saw Allison Krauss and Robert Plant. My ears are still ringing 48 hours later.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on July 10, 2008, 02:27:40 AM
Saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers last night.  Great show.  :)

Did they do Walls (Circus) or Yer so Bad? Love those songs.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on July 10, 2008, 09:11:58 AM
Saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers last night.  Great show.  :)

Did they do Walls (Circus) or Yer so Bad? Love those songs.

Neither. I like those songs too, it was a pretty standard "best of" set with a few blues songs thrown in.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 10, 2008, 12:26:38 PM
Just got my tickets for Joanna Newsom with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It's gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on July 10, 2008, 12:27:48 PM
Just got my tickets for Joanna Newsom with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It's gonna be awesome.

i love her so much
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 10, 2008, 01:09:10 PM
Got my tickets for Sigur Ros in September!

Jealousy!

Monday night we saw Allison Krauss and Robert Plant. My ears are still ringing 48 hours later.

The closest they come to philly is NYC but this...

Sat, 09/27/08
07:00 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO Sigur Rós
  More Info »
on sale:
Sat, 07/12/08 10:00 AM 

may be worth a trip out west.  hmmmm....
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Ronan on July 15, 2008, 05:30:22 PM
Was at Oxygen at the weekend. Saw The Verve, Rage Against The Machine, Groove Armada, republic Of Loose, Raconteurs, some of aphex twin, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Stranglers, Hot Chip, Mylo & Vampire Weekend. Good times
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 15, 2008, 08:02:04 PM
Sounds great!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 15, 2008, 10:27:26 PM
Pitchfork Fest this weekend. Should be a great time.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tjwells on July 18, 2008, 07:52:22 AM
Yeah it should. Depressed The Hold Steady and Atlas Sound's set times intersect, though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 20, 2008, 12:26:56 AM
Pitchfork Day 3 is going to be awesome.

Boris
King Khan and the Shrines
Les Savy Fav
Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
The Dodos
Spiritualized
Dinosaur Jr.
Cut Copy
Spoon
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tjwells on July 21, 2008, 02:51:47 AM
Pitchfork fest was indeed awesome. I saw:

Animal Collective
The Hold Steady
Vampire Weekend
Fleet Foxes
Titus Andronicus
CINECAST! Buttons
Icy Demons
A Hawk and a Hacksaw (AWESOME)
Spoon
M. Ward
Les Savy Fav (INSANITY)
Dirty Projectors
Bon Iver
High Places (They will be big soon I bet)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 21, 2008, 09:34:29 AM
Personally, this year was a letdown. Some great performances but a lot left me underwhelmed.  I was disappointed Cut Copy didn't make it last night.

Highlights:
Seeing Flavor Flav remind everyone that when he's not making awful television, he's actually very good.
Anything Tim Harringon (lead singer of Les Savy Fav) related
Mission of Burma playing Vs.
Jay Reatard
The Hold Steady
Boris, despite the short set
Ghostface & Raekwon, despite the fact they were on the third stage and it was crazy crowded
Spiritualized
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on July 21, 2008, 11:36:57 AM
boris :D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tjwells on July 22, 2008, 04:35:25 PM
Personally, this year was a letdown. Some great performances but a lot left me underwhelmed.  I was disappointed Cut Copy didn't make it last night.

Highlights:
Seeing Flavor Flav remind everyone that when he's not making awful television, he's actually very good.
Anything Tim Harringon (lead singer of Les Savy Fav) related
Mission of Burma playing Vs.
Jay Reatard
The Hold Steady
Boris, despite the short set
Ghostface & Raekwon, despite the fact they were on the third stage and it was crazy crowded
Spiritualized


They got there at 8:30 and played about half an hour. It was AWESOME.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 22, 2008, 04:44:20 PM


They got there at 8:30 and played about half an hour. It was AWESOME.

Yeah, I found that out today. Oh well, they're coming back to Chicago in Sept. so I'll catch them then.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Ronan on July 26, 2008, 07:31:50 AM
Being dragged to Michael Bublé tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 26, 2008, 11:55:43 AM
coldplay last night - much better seats than last time.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 26, 2008, 01:31:56 PM
Being dragged to Michael Bublé tomorrow night.

I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on July 26, 2008, 02:59:19 PM
Being dragged to Michael Bublé tomorrow night.

I'm so sorry.

Same here.  At least he's not with Emily Blunt anymore.  She's single!  Yay!!!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on July 27, 2008, 11:27:17 PM
Last Thursday
Shearwater - pretty good show.  Kind of indie rock with metal-ish vocals.  Second band of the night really killed the show's momentum, so was a bit tired by the time they came on.

Yesterday
Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle - nothing mind blowing.
The Cave Singers
The Fleet Foxes
Chromeo
Hold Steady
Devotchka

Going to see Boris on Tuesday :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 27, 2008, 11:33:04 PM


Going to see Boris on Tuesday :)

Prepare to have your face melted off, just like the nazi in Raiders.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 29, 2008, 09:44:50 AM
Being dragged to Michael Bublé tomorrow night.

I'm so sorry.

  You kiddin me?
  I would so go to that show - although I would prefer someone like Dianna Krall...
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FroHam X on July 29, 2008, 09:48:27 AM
Being dragged to Michael Bublé tomorrow night.

I'm so sorry.

  You kiddin me?
  I would so go to that show - although I would prefer someone like Dianna Krall...

Michaek Bublé rocks!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 29, 2008, 10:34:58 AM
Being dragged to Michael Bublé tomorrow night.

I'm so sorry.

  You kiddin me?
  I would so go to that show - although I would prefer someone like Dianna Krall...

Michaek Bublé rocks!

Is "rocks" new slang for unbelievably awful?

I'd dig up a clip of him performing on American Idol but that would be too much trouble.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 29, 2008, 11:55:11 AM
He's pretty good in the genre he works in - everyone has a bad day as far as that Idol performance goes.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2008, 02:08:25 PM
Download Festival - East Coast Edition in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 03, 2008, 08:24:10 AM
Is anyone doing Lallapalooza this weekend?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 03, 2008, 01:36:15 PM
Is anyone doing Lallapalooza this weekend?

I wish I was in Chicago to see NIN blow Kanye off the stage.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: skjerva on August 03, 2008, 01:37:00 PM
Is anyone doing Lallapalooza this weekend?

tons of people!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 03, 2008, 04:41:11 PM
Anyone heard what happened last night with Rage Against the Machine?

Shit went wild and attendees got injured. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 03, 2008, 05:44:19 PM
Is anyone doing Lallapalooza this weekend?

tons of people!

  Anyone from the boards Mr. Smart-guy... :P
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 05, 2008, 04:58:50 PM
Bloc Party in 3 hrs.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 08, 2008, 12:07:29 PM
Bloc Party in 3 hrs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2oxdwShwnw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2oxdwShwnw)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaAGNAx0DOM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaAGNAx0DOM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnf1hNwOYF4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnf1hNwOYF4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmtqBaWt_P8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmtqBaWt_P8)


All Pints West Festival - just as soon as I get up there.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 14, 2008, 05:02:50 PM
Here's where I went to last night! (http://thevoid99.blogspot.com/2008/08/nindeerhunter-81308-gwinnett-arena.html)

And parts of my body is still sore from all the head-banging and dancing. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: dheaton on August 22, 2008, 09:46:52 AM
Anyone seen Springsteen & the E Street Band on the latest leg?  I'm going to see them Saturday in St. Louis.  They were great in Chicago last fall at the United Center. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: skjerva on August 22, 2008, 09:49:59 AM
i saw The Ex with Getatchew Mekuria a couple days ago in Grant Park, they were amazing, it was fantastic!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Thor on August 22, 2008, 10:08:54 AM
Noah and The Whale at the Empty Bottle, Chicago September 26th (and various other cities across the US before and after).

I've known these guys since I was little. Our mums went to nursing college together in the early 70's. It's somehow bizarre and wonderful that they are going to be mega stars (album is #5 in the UK, single '5 years time' is everywhere - including Saturn commercials in US).

Show 'em some love.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRX5kH6IrkY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRX5kH6IrkY)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 22, 2008, 10:50:39 AM
i saw The Ex with Getatchew Mekuria a couple days ago in Grant Park, they were amazing, it was fantastic!

Oh man, I really want to see the Ex.

Joanna Newsom with the CSO tonight.

It's entirely possible that I will leave in tears.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on August 23, 2008, 12:18:38 AM
Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater near Tacoma, WA

We sat way back on the lawn and got soaked by the rain, but it was a great show.  Probably would have been absolutely mind-blowing up front with the music at full volume and surrounded by their amazing light show.  Loved their set list, but wish they had strung a few of their harder/faster tempo songs together.  So glad I finally got to see them.  Will definitely shell out for better tickets next time around.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 23, 2008, 12:24:57 AM
Yeah, Joanna was beyond awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 23, 2008, 12:32:31 AM
Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater near Tacoma, WA

We sat way back on the lawn and got soaked by the rain, but it was a great show.  Probably would have been absolutely mind-blowing up front with the music at full volume and surrounded by their amazing light show.  Loved their set list, but wish they had strung a few of their harder/faster tempo songs together.  So glad I finally got to see them.  Will definitely shell out for better tickets next time around.

yeah, i saw the 3 shows they did in jersey a few weeks ago and the only problem i had was that they didn't rock out nearly enough.  Not that their slower stuff is bad but you figure they'd mix it up a bit more than they have been doing (they have been touring the In Rainbows tracks since mid '06).  Love what they do at the end of Idioteque.

here's a few of the vids i took

APW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW279c_9ARU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW279c_9ARU)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13EQ4wILyfA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13EQ4wILyfA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IwDZ5vuG8s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IwDZ5vuG8s)

Camden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSVEYL6FzTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSVEYL6FzTg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOuNTgVnPZI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOuNTgVnPZI)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KuoRR4zoQM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KuoRR4zoQM)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on August 23, 2008, 12:42:25 AM
Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater near Tacoma, WA

We sat way back on the lawn and got soaked by the rain, but it was a great show.  Probably would have been absolutely mind-blowing up front with the music at full volume and surrounded by their amazing light show.  Loved their set list, but wish they had strung a few of their harder/faster tempo songs together.  So glad I finally got to see them.  Will definitely shell out for better tickets next time around.
yeah, i saw the 3 shows they did in jersey a few weeks ago and the only problem i had was that they didn't rock out nearly enough.  Not that their slower stuff is bad but you figure they'd mix it up a bit more than they have been doing (they have been touring the In Rainbows tracks since mid '06).  Love what they do at the end of Idioteque.

They did give one of the best single performances I've ever seen on the song "You and Whose Army?" which York dedicated to anyone who had taken part in the WTO protests in Seattle.  All the video screens went blank except for one displaying an extreme close up of York's eye staring into the camera as he sang.  It was absolutely hilarious.  A great moment of anarchic revelry.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 23, 2008, 01:37:58 AM
Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater near Tacoma, WA

We sat way back on the lawn and got soaked by the rain, but it was a great show.  Probably would have been absolutely mind-blowing up front with the music at full volume and surrounded by their amazing light show.  Loved their set list, but wish they had strung a few of their harder/faster tempo songs together.  So glad I finally got to see them.  Will definitely shell out for better tickets next time around.
yeah, i saw the 3 shows they did in jersey a few weeks ago and the only problem i had was that they didn't rock out nearly enough.  Not that their slower stuff is bad but you figure they'd mix it up a bit more than they have been doing (they have been touring the In Rainbows tracks since mid '06).  Love what they do at the end of Idioteque.

They did give one of the best single performances I've ever seen on the song "You and Whose Army?" which York dedicated to anyone who had taken part in the WTO protests in Seattle.  All the video screens went blank except for one displaying an extreme close up of York's eye staring into the camera as he sang.  It was absolutely hilarious.  A great moment of anarchic revelry.

it is a great moment - though i'm actually getting a bit tired of that one as they've do the same thing everytime they've played the track since '01.  Heh, i must be jaded, these were shows 6, 7 & 8 i've seen from them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Ronan on August 23, 2008, 04:34:24 AM
Anyone seen Springsteen & the E Street Band on the latest leg?  I'm going to see them Saturday in St. Louis.  They were great in Chicago last fall at the United Center. 

I saw them twice in Dublin this year. Amazing, some of the best gigs I had ever been at
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Basil on August 24, 2008, 03:14:46 AM
So Vogue in the Movement, The Matches, and Hellogoodbye played on campus tonight. Vogue was surprisingly tolerable, The Matches put on a really good show, and Hellogoodbye was truly terrible. Their music is alright, but they were awful onstage. However, they did give an awesome shout-out to Steve Wiebe, then said, "CINECAST! Billy Mitchell". I was the only one in the crowd who yelled.  8)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on September 05, 2008, 08:48:19 PM
going to see estelle tonight  :-\.

even though i like her last album, it's not really my kind of music at all. I'm going for my wife. i'm taking her to my morning jacket & fleet foxes later this month, so i guess it's fair. i'm hoping i enjoy it.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on September 05, 2008, 08:55:47 PM
Should I go to see Ben Folds here at UConn?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 07, 2008, 12:41:16 AM
Should I go to see Ben Folds here at UConn?

He does put on a fun show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on September 08, 2008, 12:56:59 AM
Surf Coasters at the Tractor Lounge, Seattle

Amazing show!  Four surf rock bands playing.  Missed the first, second (Pollo del Mar) was excellent, third band was so bad we left and had a drink elsewhere and then the Surf Coasters hit the stage and put the biggest smile on my face.  On top of being virtuoso instrumentalists they seemed to be having the time of their life on stage and it was absolutely infectious.  One of the best performances I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: lise on September 09, 2008, 10:57:19 AM
I took a break from packing to go see The Fratellis in Detroit last night. It was a fantastic show, and the perfect non-packing activity.

 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 12, 2008, 08:04:30 AM
Seeing The Walkmen tonight. It should be awesome, I've seen them twice before but only as the opening act. It'll be great to see their lead singer about to pop a blood vessel the entire show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 13, 2008, 12:51:48 PM
The Walkmen did not disappoint. See them if they hit your town.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on September 20, 2008, 06:33:33 PM
Free outdoor State Radio concert at my school just ended. They were pretty good, but they didn't play the one song I know by (kinda) them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on September 22, 2008, 02:42:45 AM
Just got back from My Morning Jacket at The Greek. These guys are one of the best live acts you can see right now. Just fantastic. Made me appreciate the new album so much more. I'm really excited for Fleet Foxes tomorrow!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on September 25, 2008, 01:23:33 AM
Saw Fleet Foxes on Monday Night. They were just as amazing as their record is. A very talented group of young guys. They were so laid back and constantly joked and talked to the audience. I normally hate it when a band speaks after every song, but these guys were so funny and fun. Great show!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/DSC01485.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/DSC01486.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/DSC01490.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/DSC01484.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Scalzo on September 29, 2008, 02:07:21 PM
The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from Once) in Boston.  Awesome show. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 29, 2008, 02:20:52 PM
TONIGHT: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

I've been waiting for this one for months now.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 29, 2008, 02:32:45 PM
Sigur Ros - tomorrow night - yeah boyeeeeeeee!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 29, 2008, 02:33:19 PM
The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from Once) in Boston.  Awesome show. 

They are so good in concert.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on September 29, 2008, 04:53:06 PM
Sigur Ros - tomorrow night - yeah boyeeeeeeee!

jealous.

The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from Once) in Boston.  Awesome show. 

even more jealous.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 30, 2008, 12:54:34 AM
Nick Cave commands a stage like few performers I've seen before.

They played a good chunk of the new album along with some of his great backcatalog, including The Mercy Seat (one of my all-time favorites)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 01, 2008, 03:14:21 PM
Sigur Ros - achingly beautiful noise...bigger than life. They sound just like their albums, which is to say: epic, grand, beautiful...I could not tell you what songs they played but I recognized all of them. It was such s shoegazer crowd...very cool experience.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 06, 2008, 04:37:18 PM
Just got pit tix for Oasis & M83 and might pick up Kings of Leon, Decemberists & Cold War Kids upcoming shows as well.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 06, 2008, 04:47:05 PM
Just got pit tix for Oasis & M83 and might pick up Kings of Leon, Decemberists & Cold War Kids upcoming shows as well.

Just don't attack Noel.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 06, 2008, 04:53:18 PM
Just got pit tix for Oasis & M83 and might pick up Kings of Leon, Decemberists & Cold War Kids upcoming shows as well.

Just don't attack Noel.

just hoping to get an attack on camera as a personal keepsake!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Mandrake on October 10, 2008, 07:08:18 PM
Any Dallasspotters checking out Laurie Anderson this coming Sunday?  I'll be there if anyone wants to meet for an early drink!  Let me know.  I have seen her live twice and both times were amazing.

OCTOBER 12, SUNDAY, 8:00PM
LAURIE ANDERSON
HOMELAND

McFarlin Auditorium

(http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/graphics/cityroom/amp_080415_homeland-laurienanderson1_large.png)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: karlwinslow on October 11, 2008, 11:03:02 AM
Just got pit tix for Oasis & M83 and might pick up Kings of Leon, Decemberists & Cold War Kids upcoming shows as well.

i would go to most of those, but none come to cleveland.

:-\

(i'm thinking mostly of m83, kings of leon, and cold war kids.  don't know about the other two, they may come through)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 12, 2008, 12:41:12 PM
Just got pit tix for Oasis & M83 and might pick up Kings of Leon, Decemberists & Cold War Kids upcoming shows as well.

i would go to most of those, but none come to cleveland.

:-\

(i'm thinking mostly of m83, kings of leon, and cold war kids.  don't know about the other two, they may come through)

I know we on the coasts are often spoiled in this arena - esp the east.  If someone doesn't stop in philly its a quick hrs train ride up to NYC and they're definitely playing there - small or large acts. (probably why i did indeed connect with the Nick & Norah as much as I did).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: arcnyc on October 17, 2008, 08:44:53 AM
Hey jbissell, a friend of mine came through for tickets to TV on the Radio last night in Brooklyn.  AMAZING SHOW!  My only complaint: too short.  They played for only 68 minutes but they made up for length with quality.  One of the best shows I've been to in a long time.  I think I made the jump from casual fan to rabid fan last night.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 17, 2008, 09:05:24 AM
Hey jbissell, a friend of mine came through for tickets to TV on the Radio last night in Brooklyn.  AMAZING SHOW!  My only complaint: too short.  They played for only 68 minutes but they made up for length with quality.  One of the best shows I've been to in a long time.  I think I made the jump from casual fan to rabid fan last night.

Yeah, I had a similar experience the first time I saw them.  Did the Dirtbombs open? They are really great and I'm glad they're getting a chance to play for some big audiences.  I'll be going to the Chicago show this Wed.

Also, Sunday night: The Dead C. & Wolf Eyes.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: arcnyc on October 17, 2008, 09:36:05 AM
Dragons of Zynth opened for them.  I saw them open for Saul Williams back in April.  They fit in well with Saul and TVOTR: the Brooklyn, post-Living Colour/Fishbone black rock connection.  I like the idea of them but they're SO unusual that they become almost impractical to listen to; it's like they've applied Sun Ra's aesthetic to rock.  They're great musicians and skilled songwriters to be able to write and perform songs in difficult time signatures and with such odd syncopation but at the same time, trying to catch the beat is so difficult that it takes some of the fun out of them.  But they're worth a listen nonetheless.

Enjoy the show on Wednesday!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on October 17, 2008, 10:39:44 AM
I saw Low VS. Diamond, Mates Of State, Santogold & The Ting Tings on Tuesday night. It was for my wife. Santogold was good. The Ting Tings were horrible.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Mandrake on October 17, 2008, 06:05:30 PM
I saw Low VS. Diamond, Mates Of State, Santogold & The Ting Tings on Tuesday night. It was for my wife. Santogold was good. The Ting Tings were horrible.

Santogold - what a pretty cool album but I bet she is even better live - this in LA?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on October 19, 2008, 02:41:23 AM
yes, LA.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 19, 2008, 09:03:06 PM
The Dead C with Wolf Eyes.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 22, 2008, 11:37:06 PM
Holy moley! I just got back from the TV on the Radio/Dirtbombs show and it was fantastic.  The Dirtbombs opened and let me just say, if you aren't familiar with them, you must check them out.  Mick Collins is the man.  I'd say TVOTR is one of the best live bands working right now.  I last saw them 2 years ago and they have tightened up a lot since then.  The energy they sustain is pretty remarkable.  It would've been nice if they had played a little longer (I think it was around 1:20) but they covered most of the old stuff I wanted to hear plus the new stuff sounded great.

Seriously, you absolutely must check them out if they're anywhere near you.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Eileen on October 22, 2008, 11:39:35 PM
The Pogues...  last year sometime.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on November 01, 2008, 02:57:15 PM
Going to see She & Him tonight.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 01, 2008, 03:18:16 PM
Going to see She & Him tonight.

Lucky you chester! Have fun...
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on November 02, 2008, 01:04:45 PM
Going to see She & Him tonight.

Lucky you chester! Have fun...

They were so great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 02, 2008, 01:15:11 PM
Going to see She & Him tonight.

Lucky you chester! Have fun...

They were so great.

That's so awesome - glad you had a great time!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 02, 2008, 05:38:37 PM
Debating whether I should see Gang Gang Dance & Marnie Stern tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Thor on November 22, 2008, 01:41:10 PM
Went to Bill's Blues bar last night. Saw Sammy Fender, who rocked out doing Curtis Mayfield, James Brown and a great version of Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), then saw a young band called Santa. http://www.myspace.com/santamusic

They were pretty good at what they did - seemed to be influenced by Radiohead (did a nice cover of There, There), and Echo and the Bunnymen, but mainly sounded a bit like Phantom Planet or Starsailor (because of the vocals). Still, I could see them being pretty successful. Especially if the singer loses his beard and the blue Homer Simpson pants.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on November 22, 2008, 02:34:08 PM
Radiohead. Malahide castle. June. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: facedad on November 22, 2008, 03:49:45 PM
M83 and School of Seven Bells.

Good, not great. Not even really noteworthy either, but good.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 23, 2008, 02:32:23 AM
M83 and School of Seven Bells.

Good, not great. Not even really noteworthy either, but good.
I dug 'em... S7B was ok, though the music is better than the performance.  The last m83 show was seated @ the FU church so the standing/dance party at Starlight Ballroom was a huge improvement.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on November 23, 2008, 04:08:42 AM
Gwar last week.  Amazing experience.  Loudest show I've been to.  Great theatrics.  Just ridiculous fun.

Yeasayer - very good show.  Wished they expanded on their songs a bit in their live performances, but they sounded great.

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 23, 2008, 08:55:29 AM
I have always wanted to catch a GWAR show - just once, just to say I've seen them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on November 23, 2008, 02:17:49 PM
I have always wanted to catch a GWAR show - just once, just to say I've seen them.

You definitely should.  They noted that this is their 24th year together, so expect a big tour next year.  Pretty remarkable that these guys have been dressing up as space monsters for a quarter century.  Be sure to wear ratty old clothes.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 23, 2008, 06:19:46 PM
I have always wanted to catch a GWAR show - just once, just to say I've seen them.

Same here.  I bet it's a whole lot of fun.  I want to get eaten up by their monster and live to tell about it.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bellerophon on November 24, 2008, 09:48:05 AM
Saw Nada Surf last Friday at Hailey's in Denton. Delta Spirit was supposed to open (and the real reason I was going to this show) but a band member was arrested somewhere in Oklahoma. Nada Surf played some good, older stuff. Don't know if I'd pay $15 to see them again though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 27, 2008, 10:21:12 AM
Saw Coldplay last night and was more than a little impressed.
Chris martin came off as very entertaining, outgoing and not at all the brooding introspective frontman I expected.
As a band I thought their music was much better live - it sounded harder, bigger (the drums were brought to the fore). They exhibited a great sense of showmanship and theater. The lighting was phenomenal - they actually had real people working in the rigging - I haven't seen that in a long time.
A very pleasant surprise for their last show in North America.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 20, 2008, 11:58:41 AM
Oasis last eve, my final show of the year.

(Marty should not watch these, esp. not in standard definition)

[noembed]To Be Where There's Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVgzaZ05gE8)
What's the Story (Morning Glory) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItV88vv5IpQ)
Don't Look Back In Anger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkCCBvrVLM)
I Am the Walrus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGi9ucX_IWQ)[/noembed]

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1863/203/49/725127200/n725127200_1648472_4488.jpg)
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1863/203/49/725127200/n725127200_1648492_9294.jpg)
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I've seen then put on a better show before - they didn;t seem all that into it - but they sounded decent.  Dig the Lightning is pretty great live.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 13, 2009, 12:17:32 AM
Saw Antony and the Johnsons tonight and it was absolutely wonderful.  All of the new album (minus a song or two?), a handful of my favorites from I Am A Bird Now, Twilight from the s/t, and a cover of Crazy in Love that gave me shivers.  If you have a chance to catch them on this tour, don't miss out.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: skjerva on February 13, 2009, 12:24:10 AM
Saw Antony and the Johnsons tonight and it was absolutely wonderful.  All of the new album (minus a song or two?), a handful of my favorites from I Am A Bird Now, Twilight from the s/t, and a cover of Crazy in Love that gave me shivers.  If you have a chance to catch them on this tour, don't miss out.

cool.  reading your post earlier today made me want to go, but the $30 ticket held me back
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 13, 2009, 12:33:43 AM
Saw Antony and the Johnsons tonight and it was absolutely wonderful.  All of the new album (minus a song or two?), a handful of my favorites from I Am A Bird Now, Twilight from the s/t, and a cover of Crazy in Love that gave me shivers.  If you have a chance to catch them on this tour, don't miss out.

cool.  reading your post earlier today made me want to go, but the $30 ticket held me back

Yeah, I was surprised, I don't think the show sold out.  I wish they had played longer but Antony goes off on these nervous rambles that were endearing but sucked up time for a song or two.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 13, 2009, 04:22:48 PM
missed 'em in Philly and i'll be in NYC next friday but for something else :-\
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Mandrake on February 13, 2009, 11:56:52 PM
2008 OCTOBER 12, SUNDAY, 8:00PM
HOMELAND - LAURIE ANDERSON
McFarlin Auditorium
DALLAS, TX

(http://performingarts.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/lauriea2.jpg)

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 25, 2009, 09:20:35 AM
bought tix to Leonard Cohen at the academy of music... that hurt.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 25, 2009, 09:29:39 AM
bought tix to Leonard Cohen at the academy of music... that hurt.

How much? I haven't even checked the Chicago show yet.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 25, 2009, 11:06:57 AM
Chi presale started @ 10AM this morn - http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07004252762F66EC (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07004252762F66EC)

"itwasthehat" is the presale password if there are any left.  I'm not sure how many are being made available thru this but most of the Academy was listed as "sold out."  Managed to get seats on the main floor of the venue - prolly just shoulda gone to Coachella.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 25, 2009, 11:29:15 AM
Chi presale started @ 10AM this morn - http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07004252762F66EC (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07004252762F66EC)

"itwasthehat" is the presale password if there are any left.  I'm not sure how many are being made available thru this but most of the Academy was listed as "sold out."  Managed to get seats on the main floor of the venue - prolly just shoulda gone to Coachella.

Yeah, too rich for my blood.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: iceman on March 01, 2009, 11:35:36 PM
newfound glory
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on March 02, 2009, 06:44:22 AM
newfound glory

Good lord, they're still around?  ::)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on March 02, 2009, 02:57:38 PM
newfound glory

Good lord, they're still around?  ::)

Unfortunately, yes.  And I think their bass player still doesn't wear a shirt.  He really needs to.

BTW Blake, I really dig your avatar. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: m_rturnage on March 02, 2009, 02:59:02 PM
Going to see Richard Thompson tomorrow night. As much as I want to see Leonard Coen, it is beyond my price range. Besides, you can download the audio from Coen's concert for free on NPR.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on March 03, 2009, 12:49:13 AM
Going to see Richard Thompson tomorrow night.

That is pretty darn awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: alexarch on March 16, 2009, 11:09:09 AM
Went to M. Ward at a really interesting venue last night. It's an auditorium inside Dallas's main art museum. M. made a comment that he's never played a museum before.

Knowing absolutely nothing about M. Ward before the show, I thought it was awesome. He closed with that Daniel Johnston song that they played over the trailers for The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

Went back home and started looking through his iTunes albums. Every song that iTunes lists as very popular, he played, including two of the Zooey Deschanel songs.

Anyway, very cool performance. Felt very out-of-my-element. But it was cool. Was expecting them to all point at me and scream, "Poser!"
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: smirnoff on March 16, 2009, 11:48:42 AM
Went to Bob Dylan and Niel Young a couple months back. They both sounded like crap though. Or rather, the arena they played in made them sound like crap. I don't even know what the point of going to a show in a venue like that is. :(
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2009, 01:42:49 PM
Went to Bob Dylan and Niel Young a couple months back. They both sounded like crap though. Or rather, the arena they played in made them sound like crap. I don't even know what the point of going to a show in a venue like that is. :(

Arena shows are generally a bust. I gave up on them long ago.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on April 01, 2009, 02:46:54 PM
The Great Lake Swimmers at the Tractor Lounge in Seattle

There are a couple GLS songs I really love (Your Rocky Spine and Catcher Song) and I usually listen to them on my "Quiet" playlist as I go to bed.  That should have told me something about what to expect from their live show.  Most of the songs sounded very similar, slow and subdued, and at Midnight that makes for one sleep-inducing experience.  Not a great live band, though the drunk hipster couple salsa-ing about and intensely making out throughout the whole show provided some entertainment.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 02, 2009, 09:07:12 AM
The Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice Get Primitive

The show was moved to this theater I hadn't been to, apparently it's home to the Chicago Silent Film Association or something, definitely going to have to check out a movie there sometime.

As the title of the show suggests, this was a stripped down show.  I haven't listened to much Vanderslice the last few years because I generally don't like his production all that much.  Last night proved to me that I prefer just him and a guitar.  He was playful and I was surprised I actually recognized most of the songs he played (he played for around 40 min.). 

This was the solo incarnation of The Mountain Goats, and it's the version I like best.  There's a big costume store across the street from the theater and apparently John couldn't resist because he entered by running down the aisle in a Phantom of the Opera costume.  I've only seen him perform once before, in a festival setting, so I was really looking forward to the show and wasn't disappointed.  He played a lot of songs from Tallahasee, including an encore of "No Children" to close out the show (it was the only song of the encore due to a 10:30 curfew  >:().  He played a whole bunch of stuff from the early tapes, most of which I've heard but couldn't properly identify but were awesome anyways.  Vanderslice came back out and they played a few songs together, including one from their new EP.  It revolves around cannibals and a government organ donor program on the moon and I can't wait to listen to the record, which had just arrived that evening.  It looks great, mine was a nice creamy green color (now I need to get my record player hooked up so I can give it a listen).  I was impressed with the crowd, I think there were around 1k people and it seemed like everyone knew almost all of the songs (and the audience ended up singing good portions of "This Year").
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: worm@work on April 02, 2009, 09:12:53 AM
This sounds amazing. I really should get out more.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 02, 2009, 10:04:39 AM
This sounds amazing. I really should get out more.

Yeah, instead of sitting at home watching Commando  :P
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 03, 2009, 08:57:52 AM
Max Tundra/Junior Boys

I was most interested in seeing Max Tundra because his album made my top 10 list last year and, more importantly, he doesn't use any computer to make his crazy music so I was curious how it would translate live.  When he went on there were probably only 50 people in the club so I settled into a nice spot upstairs so I could watch him play with his table-full of toys (various keyboards, melodica, etc.).  He is a tiny, energetic man and was a lot of fun to watch.  Despite the small crowd, he managed to get almost everyone into the performance and by the end had won everyone over.  I was disappointed he didn't play "Until We Die", my favorite song from his album last year but was instead treated to a cover of "So Long, Farewell" (yes, the Sound of Music song), so uh that was interesting.

By the time Junior Boys hit the stage the crowd had grown very large.  I like them but definitely have to be in a certain mood.  They played most of my favorite songs, along with a few from their new album.  There was lots of dancing and it was a pretty fun time.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on April 04, 2009, 09:08:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_UxfAdGFnA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_UxfAdGFnA#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 05, 2009, 01:03:12 AM
Finally got round to uploading these to youtube (now that they banned my previous acct, screw you Major League Baseball!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFNe2aI7I2Q&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFNe2aI7I2Q&fmt=18#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EavZ4HTR3eI&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EavZ4HTR3eI&fmt=18#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUQPQ0pl9U&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUQPQ0pl9U&fmt=18#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqrPqhPCYtY&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqrPqhPCYtY&fmt=18#)

I'll get the other 2 up whence they finished uploading.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Ronan on April 08, 2009, 05:16:08 AM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/wqvep1.jpg)

This was the line up for the concert I was at in Radio City. It was hosted by David Lynch & Laura Dern. Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern did some comedy as well. Easily one of the best concerts I was ever at. David Lynch was really funny as well.

Moby - Was actually quite good. Did 3 songs

Bettye Lavette - Hadn't heard of this amazing singer. One of the highlights. What a voice. 3 songs

Sheryl Crow - Pretty good. Covered My Sweet Lord with Ben Harper. Bit of a fox as well. 3 songs

Ben Harper - Didn't know this guy either. Was alright. I'll check out more of his stuff. 3-5 Songs

Eddie Vedder - Absolutely amazing. Incredible. His version of Under Pressure with Harper was just too good. 5-6 Songs

Donovan - Quite good too see him live although I'm quite sure he's now crazy. 3-4 Songs

Mike Love - Amazing although he seemed a bit upset. A lot of crying

Ringo Starr - 4 Songs. Really good. To see him playing with Paul was the best part

Paul McCartney - Another great show from the great man. He seemed really excited to be playing with Ringo again. Lots of great Beatles songs includuing With A Little Help From My Friends sang by Ringo. He did about 17 songs. So so good

For a lot of the songs there was a lot of or all of the rest of the people playing or singing with everyone else. Radio City is one of the most impressive beautiful venues. I was so glad to be at this

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on April 08, 2009, 09:43:59 AM
I saw "Margot and the Nuclear So & So's" last night. They were somewhat decent; however, the leader singer came off as an asshole and the opening act "Cloud Cult" was far more energetic and had a better connection with the crowd.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 08, 2009, 11:16:18 AM
Eddie Vedder - Absolutely amazing. Incredible. His version of Under Pressure with Harper was just too good. 5-6 Songs

Please tell me there is a recording of this somewhere.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Ronan on April 08, 2009, 11:28:08 AM
Eddie Vedder - Absolutely amazing. Incredible. His version of Under Pressure with Harper was just too good. 5-6 Songs

Please tell me there is a recording of this somewhere.

Well the whole thing was filmed so maybe. Theres nothing up on David Lynch's site yet
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Thor on April 08, 2009, 02:41:00 PM
Ben Harper - Didn't know this guy either. Was alright. I'll check out more of his stuff. 3-5 Songs

Unless it's just a guy with the same name, Ben Harper is married to Laura Dern, and in a conversation with Lynch mentioned that he was raised in the "Inland Empire" area of California, and hence the name of the film was born...

His album "Fight for Your Mind" is pretty good as a start.

The whole trip sounds awesome Ronan.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Ronan on April 09, 2009, 12:46:32 PM
Eddie Vedder - Absolutely amazing. Incredible. His version of Under Pressure with Harper was just too good. 5-6 Songs

Please tell me there is a recording of this somewhere.

Here you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsVYV_YwumA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsVYV_YwumA#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: skjerva on April 10, 2009, 12:17:38 AM
just got back from Andrew Bird at the Lyric Opera, twas okay.  he dropped and broke his violin during the last song of the first set :( 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 01, 2009, 12:09:42 AM
Flight of the Conchords
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHHmRzNFSQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHHmRzNFSQ#)

Death Cab for Cutie w/ Cold War Kids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCEUFQPfpQM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCEUFQPfpQM#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn_a70fg7HY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn_a70fg7HY#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGa-0uwvWd0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGa-0uwvWd0#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: StarCarly on May 01, 2009, 01:50:18 AM
jealousy.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2009, 03:36:45 PM
Killers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxBoMmKXq4A&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxBoMmKXq4A&fmt=18#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lct-vmp_ejM&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lct-vmp_ejM&fmt=18#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzBnI7d6iPM&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzBnI7d6iPM&fmt=18#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StscsU9GsJo&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StscsU9GsJo&fmt=18#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0hGDzZi6T8&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0hGDzZi6T8&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2009, 05:04:16 PM
Didn't even know they were in Camden the other night, that would have been a kick ass show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2009, 05:05:54 PM
it really was.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 11, 2009, 06:21:04 PM
I bet it probably was Keith but compared to THE EXTREMELY AWESOME NIN/JANE'S ADDICTION/STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB SHOW LAST NIGHT (http://www.epinions.com/content_5309898884) that I went to with a guest appearance from Saul Williams.

Brandon Flowers has just been pwned. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 11, 2009, 06:56:15 PM
Street Sweeper Social Club is Boots Riley and Morello right? Maybe I should check them out because I like The Coup.

Nothing is more awesome than Dave Navarro  ::)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 11, 2009, 07:01:24 PM

Nothing is more awesome than Dave Navarro  ::)

Except a Navarro/Electra reality TV show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 11, 2009, 10:47:44 PM
Street Sweeper Social Club is Boots Riley and Morello right? Maybe I should check them out because I like The Coup.

It's kinda like Rage but Riley is a hell of a rapper.  I widely recommend seeing them live.  What Morello did at the show.  CINECAST!!!!  Making sounds with the guitar neck as he moves his left hand up and down in swift movements and then playing it with his teeth.  The noises he makes are amazing.

To me, he is the last great guitar player because of what he's done to the instrument.  He did things that are unparalleled.  I know there's guitar players like Josh Homme, Derek Trucks, Jack White, and even Deerhunter's Lockett Pundt that are doing interesting things.  It's just that Morello really raised the bar high on what is capable to make new noises on a guitar.  The one guy I think before that really made new ground in guitar playing is Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, who is my favorite guitarist of all-time.

I think we should have some debates about great guitar players.  I can't really think of anyone from this era in music that's really good except for Pundt.  No one new I can think of.  Don't even say John Mayer.  I don't think he's that good let alone shows any skills into playing the instrument. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 11, 2009, 11:51:28 PM
True story: Morello went to my high school.  There was this old history teacher (also the film club sponsor) that was good friends with Morello's mom.  The year before my freshman year, when Rage played in Chicago, all the members of the film club got to go backstage.  First time missing out on backstage access.

Second time missing backstage access? My friend's drum teacher was Glenn Kotche, drummer for Wilco.  I was out of town when two of my friends drank with Wilco on their bus.

I did meet Wayne Coyne on the street one time though, so that was nice.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 12, 2009, 08:26:05 AM
My friends went to some show a year and a half back and they said that Yngwie Malmmsten, or however you spell that clown who makes crappy music's name, played the guitar with his teeth. Most metal pisses me off, especially when I can't hear/understand the lyrics.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 12, 2009, 08:27:21 AM
I also wanted to go to the Troc to see Atmosphere on Friday, sadly I have no friends who are down with them and I was not going to head there solo considering I have no idea where it is nor do I know how to maneuver around Philly.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Thor on May 12, 2009, 08:28:28 AM
Just wasting space so that all those freaking Killers videos don't continue to mess with my browser every time I open this page.



 :D
 :D
 :D
 :D
 :D
 :D
 :D
 :D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 12, 2009, 08:29:44 AM
I also wish the Mountain Goats would come to the Philadelphia area soon, I would travel solo to that show, though I think it wouldn't be hard convincing someone else to roll with me there.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 12, 2009, 09:47:36 AM
I also wish the Mountain Goats would come to the Philadelphia area soon, I would travel solo to that show, though I think it wouldn't be hard convincing someone else to roll with me there.

Did he and Vanderslice not stop in Philly on the most recent tour?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 12, 2009, 09:57:53 AM
I also wish the Mountain Goats would come to the Philadelphia area soon, I would travel solo to that show, though I think it wouldn't be hard convincing someone else to roll with me there.

Did he and Vanderslice not stop in Philly on the most recent tour?

I'm not sure, I've just been checking the website and they only had dates listed through the start of April I think. They may have, but I was mostly out of touch with things like that whilst the semester was winding down.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 12, 2009, 11:36:31 PM
3 hrs & 10 minutes of Leonard Cohen....
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 12, 2009, 11:40:26 PM
3 hrs & 10 minutes of Leonard Cohen....

Cool!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 14, 2009, 09:10:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3IH4Vw2mL4&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3IH4Vw2mL4&fmt=18#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o0299ibkeo&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o0299ibkeo&fmt=18#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayZsZllFy3g&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayZsZllFy3g&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Colleen on May 16, 2009, 07:50:25 PM
During the last week in April I saw Bruce Springsteen twice, once here in Atlanta on 4/26 and the second show in Philly on 4/29.  Both shows were great but Atlanta was a bit better.  Added bonus of my sister visiting in Atlanta for the first show, and seeing the second show with both sisters, my brother and his wife, my one sister's husband, and their son, my nephew Conal, who is 8 and was at his first concert.  That was cool.

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 17, 2009, 01:58:42 AM
Just got back from The Vaselines show and it was even better than anticipated.  This was their first ever show in Chicago, and if I'm correct, one of their first American shows in a long, long time.  Obviously since they don't have a huge catalog, they played just about every one of their songs and even threw 2 new ones in for good measure.  Frances was totally adorable and she and Eugene had great stage banter.  I rarely feel genuinely lucky to have seen a band, but this was definitely one of those times.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 17, 2009, 12:17:52 PM
During the last week in April I saw Bruce Springsteen twice, once here in Atlanta on 4/26 and the second show in Philly on 4/29.  Both shows were great but Atlanta was a bit better.  Added bonus of my sister visiting in Atlanta for the first show, and seeing the second show with both sisters, my brother and his wife, my one sister's husband, and their son, my nephew Conal, who is 8 and was at his first concert.  That was cool.

Hope you had a Yuengling while you were in town! ;D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on May 17, 2009, 12:19:56 PM
Just got back from The Vaselines show and it was even better than anticipated.  This was their first ever show in Chicago, and if I'm correct, one of their first American shows in a long, long time.  Obviously since they don't have a huge catalog, they played just about every one of their songs and even threw 2 new ones in for good measure.  Frances was totally adorable and she and Eugene had great stage banter.  I rarely feel genuinely lucky to have seen a band, but this was definitely one of those times.

Sounds awesome!

During the last week in April I saw Bruce Springsteen twice, once here in Atlanta on 4/26 and the second show in Philly on 4/29.  Both shows were great but Atlanta was a bit better.  Added bonus of my sister visiting in Atlanta for the first show, and seeing the second show with both sisters, my brother and his wife, my one sister's husband, and their son, my nephew Conal, who is 8 and was at his first concert.  That was cool.

Sounds awesome!

3 hrs & 10 minutes of Leonard Cohen....

Sounds awesome!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Colleen on May 17, 2009, 02:15:48 PM
During the last week in April I saw Bruce Springsteen twice, once here in Atlanta on 4/26 and the second show in Philly on 4/29.  Both shows were great but Atlanta was a bit better.  Added bonus of my sister visiting in Atlanta for the first show, and seeing the second show with both sisters, my brother and his wife, my one sister's husband, and their son, my nephew Conal, who is 8 and was at his first concert.  That was cool.

Hope you had a Yuengling while you were in town! ;D


I did but it's not the big deal it used to be since they FINALLY started selling it in Georgia this year.

I did bring back a couple of boxes of Tastykakes though!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 17, 2009, 09:00:12 PM
During the last week in April I saw Bruce Springsteen twice, once here in Atlanta on 4/26 and the second show in Philly on 4/29.  Both shows were great but Atlanta was a bit better.  Added bonus of my sister visiting in Atlanta for the first show, and seeing the second show with both sisters, my brother and his wife, my one sister's husband, and their son, my nephew Conal, who is 8 and was at his first concert.  That was cool.

Hope you had a Yuengling while you were in town! ;D


I did but it's not the big deal it used to be since they FINALLY started selling it in Georgia this year.

I did bring back a couple of boxes of Tastykakes though!

ahh nice - i knew they've been expanding but didn;t know how far south they've gotten.  But nobody bakes a cake as tasty as a tastykake!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 17, 2009, 09:23:29 PM
During the last week in April I saw Bruce Springsteen twice, once here in Atlanta on 4/26 and the second show in Philly on 4/29.  Both shows were great but Atlanta was a bit better.  Added bonus of my sister visiting in Atlanta for the first show, and seeing the second show with both sisters, my brother and his wife, my one sister's husband, and their son, my nephew Conal, who is 8 and was at his first concert.  That was cool.

Hope you had a Yuengling while you were in town! ;D


I did but it's not the big deal it used to be since they FINALLY started selling it in Georgia this year.

I did bring back a couple of boxes of Tastykakes though!

ahh nice - i knew they've been expanding but didn;t know how far south they've gotten.  But nobody bakes a cake as tasty as a tastykake!

Hmm, I'm not old enough to drink but my friends who partake without legal permission like the Yuengling, and I like Tastykakes almost as much as Entenmann's, but I didn't not know they were mostly local things. I enjoy reading posts like this because I'm not well traveled and learning things about little differences is pretty cool.

As for live shows, I was checking on Jonas Brothers tickets because I thought I'd be able to resell them pretty high, and I was likely correct because their two shows at the IZOD Center and the two shows at the Wachovia Center are all sold out. Conversely, I checked on tickets for Demi when she comes to the Mann and the $53 ones are still available for Right Orchestra A Row N seat 40, which is pretty cool if I had disposable (or any) income, cared for the opening act, and was capable of committing to going to a show like that, but all of that is likely below me. I'm going to try to go to a few shows this summer though, I need to check who plays and where in the next few days.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 17, 2009, 09:33:11 PM
yeah, tastykake has but 1 factory in Nicetown (and I think a second in Chester?) but they only distribute in a certain mileage radiun of the factory, you can't get them much past Harrisburg.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 17, 2009, 09:36:41 PM
yeah, tastykake has but 1 factory in Nicetown (and I think a second in Chester?) but they only distribute in a certain mileage radiun of the factory, you can't get them much past Harrisburg.

Hmm, that's pretty interesting. I guess other states are mostly Hostess and Little Debbie? Or maybe they have similar things to Tastykake that just distribute locally.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Colleen on May 18, 2009, 12:54:21 AM
Actually you can find Tastykakes in a few stores down here, but it's pretty random and they usually only have a couple of flavors, not near the variety you see up there.  I stopped buying them down here because too often they were stale    >:(

The other amazing thing from NJ/Philly is Wawa.  Oh my god how cool would it be to have one down here.  Fresh sandwiches anytime.  YOu don't know how good you have it up there!  The dazzling array of Tastykakes by the pack.  Soft pretzels at the cash register.  And good stuff too, salads and cut up fruit and stuff.

The only thing sort of close down here is QT, and they don't have sandwiches and not much healthy stuff, although they do have an amazing assortment of sodas and coffee flavors.

The convenience store pastry options are generally Little Debbie and random local fare.  I avoid them; I figure I don't love them enough to ingest those kind of calories.  I save 'em for my Tastykake binges.



Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 18, 2009, 01:01:21 AM
Right now I really wish you all were familiar with Philly Boy Roy.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 18, 2009, 08:57:33 AM
I do know of the Wawa scarcity outside of my area, though I don't think I've ever heard of QT. Wawa does kick ass though.

I'll check it out jbissell.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Thor on May 19, 2009, 12:41:13 PM
A band called Big East in Boston. Bunch of young guys. Could be going places. The singer has a great stage presence.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 20, 2009, 10:01:18 AM
Sadly, I did not know that St. Vincent would be playing in Philly tomorrow night, so I likely shan't be going to see that, but apparently Japandroids are coming in June and Cage is going to play in July. I would, at the very least, like to see Cage because I missed both Aesop Rock and Atmosphere when they came to play. Now if I can just find out if the Mountain Goats are playing around any time soon and I should be set.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 20, 2009, 10:25:52 AM
Sadly, I did not know that St. Vincent would be playing in Philly tomorrow night, so I likely shan't be going to see that, but apparently Japandroids are coming in June and Cage is going to play in July. I would, at the very least, like to see Cage because I missed both Aesop Rock and Atmosphere when they came to play. Now if I can just find out if the Mountain Goats are playing around any time soon and I should be set.

NPR is broadcasting a St. Vincent show this week that should show up in the All Songs Considered Live Concerts feed.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 20, 2009, 10:50:18 AM
Sadly, I did not know that St. Vincent would be playing in Philly tomorrow night, so I likely shan't be going to see that, but apparently Japandroids are coming in June and Cage is going to play in July. I would, at the very least, like to see Cage because I missed both Aesop Rock and Atmosphere when they came to play. Now if I can just find out if the Mountain Goats are playing around any time soon and I should be set.

NPR is broadcasting a St. Vincent show this week that should show up in the All Songs Considered Live Concerts feed.

Bad ass. I had a buddy who said he would have liked to go, but he's busy tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: spoko on June 04, 2009, 11:02:31 AM
Saw Neko Case in Denver last weekend. Unfortunately, the confluence of various things meant that by the time she came on stage, I had been awake for 21 hours. She & the band were really good, but I may not have been in the best space to appreciate it.

Joey & John from Calexico opened, though (yes, as a two-piece). Kicked ass. Great version of "Two Silver Trees," among others.

It was a great show, but won't go on my best-ever list.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on June 04, 2009, 11:05:42 AM
I've seen the New Pornographers on 3 seperate occassions now and not a single time was Neko there.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: spoko on June 04, 2009, 11:07:04 AM
I've seen the New Pornographers on 3 seperate occassions now and not a single time was Neko there.

No offense, but I can't imagine why you'd want to see them without her.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on June 04, 2009, 11:10:11 AM
I've seen the New Pornographers on 3 seperate occassions now and not a single time was Neko there.

No offense, but I can't imagine why you'd want to see them without her.

I had no idea.  Two times were at festivals where she wasn't present and the third was when they were opening for Belle & Sebastian.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: spoko on June 04, 2009, 11:11:06 AM
I've seen the New Pornographers on 3 seperate occassions now and not a single time was Neko there.

No offense, but I can't imagine why you'd want to see them without her.

I had no idea.  Two times were at festivals where she wasn't present and the third was when they were opening for Belle & Sebastian.

Fair enough, then.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Abomination on June 04, 2009, 12:14:01 PM
When I saw The New Pornographers they didn't have Neko with them, but they were still awesome. A C Newman's neice from Immaculate Machine (which is an excellent band) filled in as she has been doing and did a great job.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on June 04, 2009, 12:33:13 PM
When I saw The New Pornographers they didn't have Neko with them, but they were still awesome. A C Newman's neice from Immaculate Machine (which is an excellent band) filled in as she has been doing and did a great job.

Yeah, she was adequate, but when they did a Neko song, the difference was glaring.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Abomination on June 04, 2009, 12:38:06 PM
When I saw The New Pornographers they didn't have Neko with them, but they were still awesome. A C Newman's neice from Immaculate Machine (which is an excellent band) filled in as she has been doing and did a great job.

Yeah, she was adequate, but when they did a Neko song, the difference was glaring.

Yeah, it didn't detract from the concert fir me though. I think they tried to play less of her songs on purpose though.

Then again, I am not a fan of Neko's solo stuff, but love her New Pornographers stuff like "The Laws Have Changed"   
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on June 28, 2009, 11:35:23 PM
Robert Randolph & The Family Band (June 28, 2009; Kettering, OH) -

Ridiculous show. Easily the most fun I have had at a concert in my life. The place was a party. There isn't much I can do to describe it other than to say that they are the epitome of a 'live' band. To listen to them on record is one thing, but to see them live was something altogether different and amazing. Third row seats were nice too!

(http://i39.tinypic.com/igvhxt.jpg)

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Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: THATguy on June 29, 2009, 11:32:22 AM
This is usually about past concerts, but about 12 hours ago, via Roddy Bottum's twitter, I got a date for Faith No More.

"BUENOS AIRES! Club Ciudad - November 1 = Tix on Sale June 29. Really excited about this one... stay tuned for more South American dates."

Not thrilled about it being on a Sunday, as I'll have to figure out a way to get it off, but still... Faith No More.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on July 26, 2009, 02:19:43 AM
Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle, WA

Highlights:
StarCINECAST!er - lousy name, but a lot of fun.
Pica Beats - getting better and better.  Decemberists comparison will soon fade.
Pains of Being Pure At Heart - exceptionally catchy shoegaze-y pop.
The Thermals - great show.

Meh:
Built To Spill
Deerhunter
Pela - actually, more than meh, not a fan. 

Missed:
Japandroids
Truckasaurus
Sonic Youth
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2009, 02:17:05 AM
didn't make it to APW this year, some pics from U2 in Dublin though:

(Night 1)
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Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2009, 12:14:25 PM
(Night 2)
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs122.snc1/5251_130649012200_725127200_2790960_6613388_n.jpg)
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs122.snc1/5251_130649022200_725127200_2790962_1172257_n.jpg)
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Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Basil on August 02, 2009, 12:50:44 PM
I've never been so jealous.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on August 02, 2009, 12:52:41 PM
Did they do any Zooropa songs?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on August 02, 2009, 12:54:17 PM
I probably should've made some effort to actually see them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2009, 01:03:42 PM
Did they do any Zooropa songs?

Nope, they've mostly abandoned the 90's, we got 2 tracks from Achtung each night (One + Until the End of the World / One + Mysterious Ways) and that was it.  Shame cuz its their best period. Night 1 had 4 tracks from Unforgettable Fire thought which was amazing: Title Track, Bad, MLK & In the Name of Love (which I'm 100% tired of).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2009, 01:08:40 PM
I probably should've made some effort to actually see them.

do you live close to the stadium?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on August 02, 2009, 01:26:40 PM
I probably should've made some effort to actually see them.

do you live close to the stadium?

Not especially. About an hour away, I think. Maybe two. I still could've made the effort, though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 02, 2009, 01:45:30 PM
I like U2 and I would love to see them live but not in this capacity.  Especially since their new album blows. 

David Byrne is right.  They're becoming ridiculous with their staging and all of that shit.  Is it really worth all that money to pay for something that bloated? 

I'm sure the visuals are great but it's also kind of ridiculous.  It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.  They just don't get it. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on August 02, 2009, 01:49:59 PM
It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.

Because no other band wants to be the greatest band in the world.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on August 02, 2009, 01:54:03 PM
Did they do any Zooropa songs?
Nope, they've mostly abandoned the 90's, we got 2 tracks from Achtung each night (One + Until the End of the World / One + Mysterious Ways) and that was it.  Shame cuz its their best period. Night 1 had 4 tracks from Unforgettable Fire thought which was amazing: Title Track, Bad, MLK & In the Name of Love (which I'm 100% tired of).
I didn't expect much from Zooropa, but I thought they might toss in a treat for the Dublin crowd. When I saw them on Pop Mart they did nothing from Zooropa, and 4 from AB (One, Mysterious Ways, Until the End, and Even the Better). That's cool you got those Unforgettable Fire songs you like, I remember really liking Bad back when I was really into U2. Pride puts my feet to sleep when I hear it on the radio, but as overplayed as that song is it was made for stadium shows.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 02, 2009, 02:11:10 PM
It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.

Because no other band wants to be the greatest band in the world.

Coldplay is trying to but aren't very good at it so it really comes down to one band though they won't admit it.

Radiohead
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on August 02, 2009, 02:14:08 PM
It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.

Because no other band wants to be the greatest band in the world.

Coldplay is trying to but aren't very good at it so it really comes down to one band though they won't admit it.

Radiohead

That's the only logical answer.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 02, 2009, 03:55:48 PM
It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.

Because no other band wants to be the greatest band in the world.

Coldplay is trying to but aren't very good at it so it really comes down to one band though they won't admit it.

Radiohead Jo Bros
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 02, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.

Because no other band wants to be the greatest band in the world.

Coldplay is trying to but aren't very good at it so it really comes down to one band though they won't admit it.

Radiohead Jo Bros

Except for the fact that they're on their way out and no one is willing to take them seriously.  Find another band moron.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 02, 2009, 05:29:25 PM
Plenty of people are willing to take them seriously.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on August 02, 2009, 05:35:14 PM
Plenty of people are willing to take them seriously.

Noone over the age of 12, but plenty of people nonetheless.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 02, 2009, 05:37:47 PM
Plenty of people are willing to take them seriously.

Noone over the age of 12, but plenty of people nonetheless.

Hey, I'm almost 20.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2009, 06:15:45 PM
I like U2 and I would love to see them live but not in this capacity.  Especially since their new album blows. 

David Byrne is right.  They're becoming ridiculous with their staging and all of that shit.  Is it really worth all that money to pay for something that bloated? 

I'm sure the visuals are great but it's also kind of ridiculous.  It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.  They just don't get it. 

David Byrne is wrong, they've not done a full on stadium world tour in over a decade.  You are not buying tickets to a rock sow but a massiv event spectacular and it doesn't fail to disappoint.  I never got to see their Zoo TV / Pop Mart shows from the 90s but the dvd's are just incredible.  Muse is the only other band I've seen that attempts these kind of huge theatrics.  If that's not what yr into thats cool but I'm happy some people are pushing the envelope of the live spectacular.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FroHam X on August 02, 2009, 06:30:37 PM
Coldplay - Toronto, Skydome
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 03, 2009, 03:00:56 PM
I like U2 and I would love to see them live but not in this capacity.  Especially since their new album blows. 

David Byrne is right.  They're becoming ridiculous with their staging and all of that shit.  Is it really worth all that money to pay for something that bloated? 

I'm sure the visuals are great but it's also kind of ridiculous.  It's as if they're trying way too hard to be the best band in the world.  They just don't get it. 

David Byrne is wrong, they've not done a full on stadium world tour in over a decade.  You are not buying tickets to a rock sow but a massiv event spectacular and it doesn't fail to disappoint.  I never got to see their Zoo TV / Pop Mart shows from the 90s but the dvd's are just incredible.  Muse is the only other band I've seen that attempts these kind of huge theatrics.  If that's not what yr into thats cool but I'm happy some people are pushing the envelope of the live spectacular.

I saw the Zoo TV tour and it was incredible...a lot of their songs are over played and beat but in that setting they never fail to uplift (in my opinion of course)...I like U2 because they make no apologies for who and what they are. I don't have that much of their music on my iPod but I would jump at the chance to see them live (like Metallica) because they are masters are putting on huge rock spectaculars (to borrow from keith).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on August 06, 2009, 04:11:52 PM
I may be going to see St. Vincent tonight. Woo!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on August 06, 2009, 10:39:20 PM
I may be going to see St. Vincent tonight. Woo!

I did. She was awesome.

2 standouts:
Dig a Pony (yes, FLY, she likes The Beatles)
Jimi Hendrix National Anthem intro to Actor Out Of Work.

My ears are still ringing from the excellence.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 06, 2009, 11:30:25 PM
I may be going to see St. Vincent tonight. Woo!

I did. She was awesome.

2 standouts:
Dig a Pony (yes, FLY, she likes The Beatles)
Jimi Hendrix National Anthem intro to Actor Out Of Work.

My ears are still ringing from the excellence.

I really want to see her live.  She played a free show at Millennium Park in Chicago back in June but I couldnt' go.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 07, 2009, 12:05:23 AM
I wanted to see her, until I found out about this whole Beatles thing. I'll have to give her a talking to at some point in the future.

EDIT: Though Miley likes Lennon and The Beatles, and she gets a pass for kicking so much ass, and since St. Vincent probably kicks as much ass as Miley I'll give her a pass as well. Plus Dylan was kind of friends with The Beatles, and no one is better than him, not even Demi Lovato.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Basil on August 07, 2009, 12:41:16 AM
I don't really do this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on August 07, 2009, 09:18:39 AM
Here's a version of her doing Dig A Pony. She said she had stopped playing it for "a hot minute" but because we were all participating in a "sweat orgy" she broke it out again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F2IY6eHs7w# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F2IY6eHs7w#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2009, 10:32:08 AM
Leonard Chohen is coming around again, I'll be going again.

(JBizz - not sure where he's playing in Chi-town but he's playing an arena in Philly this time - lowest tier tix are only $26.50, hope its in yr budget)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 07, 2009, 10:46:47 AM
Leonard Chohen is coming around again, I'll be going again.

(JBizz - not sure where he's playing in Chi-town but he's playing an arena in Philly this time - lowest tier tix are only $26.50, hope its in yr budget)

Yes, I was going to make a point of seeing him once I heard that he was coming back around.

Hmm, didn't realize tickets went on sale last Sat.

Maybe I'll drop $587 for the "Diamond VIP Package" which includes 1 ticket in the first 10 rows + Cohen journal, tote bag, fleece blanket, key chain/gift box & program.  Seriously, why would you spend money on all that?

Looks like the lowest tier tix for the Chicago show are $50, which I would be fine paying, but it's at a venue that is a pain in the ass for me to get to, as well as a place I don't care for.

Oh well.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2009, 10:48:25 AM
Leonard Chohen is coming around again, I'll be going again.

(JBizz - not sure where he's playing in Chi-town but he's playing an arena in Philly this time - lowest tier tix are only $26.50, hope its in yr budget)

Yes, I was going to make a point of seeing him once I heard that he was coming back around.

Hmm, didn't realize tickets went on sale last Sat.

Maybe I'll drop $587 for the "Diamond VIP Package" which includes 1 ticket in the first 10 rows + Cohen journal, tote bag, fleece blanket, key chain/gift box & program.  Seriously, why would you spend money on all that?

Looks like the lowest tier tix for the Chicago show are $50, which I would be fine paying, but it's at a venue that is a pain in the ass for me to get to, as well as a place I don't care for.

Oh well.

heh, given the swooning by ladies of a certain age at the last show I think there are some who would be willing to drop quite a bit more than that  ;D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2009, 01:22:24 AM
Pearl Jam have just added 2 more nights to their close-out stand at the Philadelphia Spectrum.  Was already going on 10/30 now i'm thinking it would be pretty incredible (if pricey) to go all 4 nights.  posterity and all.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 15, 2009, 01:59:49 PM
Just got my tickets for Gogol Bordello!!!! Oct 20th!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 15, 2009, 02:03:11 PM
Just got my tickets for Gogol Bordello!!!! Oct 20th!

nice - they put on a great show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 15, 2009, 02:06:20 PM
I am very excited - I heard they are great live!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 18, 2009, 08:38:31 PM
Bat for Lashes w/ Other Lives-8/17/09 Atlanta, GA, the Loft @ Center Stage (http://www.epinions.com/content_5341683844)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: StarCarly on September 03, 2009, 07:08:45 PM
Heading out to see Lupe Fiasco as part of our football pep-rally. I only know one song by him, but practically the whole student body is going to be there, so it should be a good time.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Emiliana on September 15, 2009, 03:57:08 AM
Saw Tori Amos last night.

It was a great show, 2 hours, beautiful light effects, but I wish she'd chat a bit more, and she seems to play a lot of the same songs in all of her performances.
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Post by: philip918 on September 16, 2009, 04:17:13 PM
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Neumos - Seattle

Caught them at the Capitol Hill Block Party and really liked them.  A bit too mellow for me this time around.  Guitars are pretty catchy, keyboardist is super cute, wish the vocals were just a tad more prominent - couldn't understand a word, not that that really matters much.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2009, 10:54:52 PM
the vids from ireland:

Night 1:

Glasvegas - "It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry" Live in Croke Park, Dublin 7/24/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrfWmmZ4O4o#normal)

U2 - "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" Live in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland 7/24/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VJ5hDXF0Lo#normal)

Night 2:

Kaiser Chiefs - "Modern Way" Live in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland 7/25/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QwxBlfRPM#normal)

U2 - "Get On Your Boots" Live in croke Park, Dublin, Ireland 7/25/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX309GzTeAg#normal)

U2 - "Mysterious Ways" Live in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland 7/25/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBK5mXMJnAg#normal)

U2 - "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Live Remix)" In Croke Park, Dublin 7/25/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy3Zdb7JwL8#normal)

U2 - "MLK" Live in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland 7/25/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M140_EAisJU#normal)
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Post by: jbissell on September 23, 2009, 11:28:26 PM
Saw Phoenix tonight and I couldn't have been more pleased.  I was unfamiliar with Chairlift, but they were a solid opener.  Phoenix played all the songs I wanted to hear and we even got a solo cover of "Playground Love", which was a great surprise.  Great energy the whole show and I recommend catching them live if you have the chance.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 24, 2009, 11:53:26 PM
Sunny Day Real Estate played one of the best "reunion" shows I've seen.  Great energy, felt like they never took all these years off.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 25, 2009, 01:45:25 AM
U2 with Muse (can't wait for Muse's headlining tour) at Giants Stadium.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on September 25, 2009, 11:19:52 AM
Deer Tick - High Dive - Seattle

Awesome show.  Great energy and fun songs.  Seemed like the band was having a lot of fun.  Some really good covers thrown in.  Encore was my personal fav "Easy" followed by a rousing rendition of "La Bamba."  Definitely check these guys out if they're swinging through your neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 28, 2009, 10:59:26 AM
Sunny's The Nightman Cometh live - it was awesome:

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - "The Nightman Cometh" Live @ the Tower Theater 9/18/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftbzkTxlwSQ#normal)
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Post by: BlueVoid on September 28, 2009, 05:29:15 PM
Sunny's The Nightman Cometh live - it was awesome:

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - "The Nightman Cometh" Live @ the Tower Theater 9/18/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftbzkTxlwSQ#normal)

That looks amazing.


The last one I went to was actually a few months back.  It was a couple of bands playing in Brooklyn. The first group was the Luminescent Orchestrii.  Kind of a weird folk/new age type band.  Here is a vid of one of their songs. http://www.twitvid.com/DDE0F (http://www.twitvid.com/DDE0F)

The second one was the Kronos Quartet, which is the orchestra that did the score Requiem for a Dream.  Here they are playing a bit of the score.  It's a crappy video, but the musics there.
http://vidly.com/abru (http://vidly.com/abru)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: chesterfilms on October 16, 2009, 02:17:43 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/photo.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/photo2.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/photo3.jpg)

The Streets last night
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 16, 2009, 10:01:16 PM
skinner's fantastic.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on October 17, 2009, 08:22:19 AM
Planning to see DESTROYER (!) on Nov. 6. Will be a birthday present to myself :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on October 17, 2009, 11:19:55 AM
Cosmic Panther Land Band

So fun!  Goofy Southern rock played with zeal and verve by a hodge-podge of Seattle bands.  Members are from the Maldives, Moondoggies, Widower, Shim and The Pica Beats.  The musicianship is topnotch and the songs are just tons of fun.  They're recording this week so keep an eye out on the Myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/cosmicpantherlandband (http://www.myspace.com/cosmicpantherlandband)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 18, 2009, 12:14:42 AM
Gogol Bordello on tuesday.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 18, 2009, 11:52:02 AM
Gogol Bordello on tuesday.

<<<<<<<<<<<<totally approves.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 21, 2009, 02:27:31 AM
Gogol Bordello on tuesday.

<<<<<<<<<<<<totally approves.

Just got back - so many thoughts running through my head:

- the energy of their live shows blows away anything recorded.
- this is a very tight band with loads of talent to spare.
- they left everything they had onstage - we were in a frenzy.
- any band without an accordion and/or a fiddle is lacking to me.
- the energy level bordered on religious fervor....

This was one of the best experiences i have ever had with live music...and I really owe the filmspotters a debt of gratitude because i only heard about Gogol Bordello here - in this forum.

Wow...simply...wow.

THANKS GUYS! ;D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 22, 2009, 02:46:05 PM
awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on October 23, 2009, 05:43:03 PM
The Prodigy - Breathe - Tokyo 2008 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unhvmkhQgZ8#normal)

Skip to about 1:15 to see why Prodigy are amazing live.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 26, 2009, 01:46:21 PM
Can't wait for the new Ted Leo & the Pharmacists album early next year, the new songs they played last night were top notch.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 26, 2009, 01:55:54 PM
leonard cohen at the tower theater.  not quite as good at earlier in the year but still great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 26, 2009, 03:21:19 PM
So check this out...

When I was in 9th grade I attended my first, and with the exception of local shows at my friend's farm where only small local bands played, my only concert in my life. And my brother's stupid orchestra concerts, but that's basically not even real music anyway, so I don't necessarily count it. I recall, quite vividly, Nelson opening up, the two guys standing around in the audience when they were done, one of them drawing and signing a plain white t shirt for me. It was pretty diabolical. They opened up for Peter Frampton, who put on a pretty good show and then threw some of those voice things to the crowd. I did not catch one. However, the headliners were Styx, well new Styx. It was, all in all, incredibly bad ass because I got to hear Renegade, Boat on the River, and a ton of other songs live. Also, I was there with my mom.

As many of you may know, I strongly considered going to Demi, Cage, and St. Vincent over the summer, but none of these came to fruition.

Flash forward many years and, on November 28th, I shall be attending my second concert ever, likely solo, as I see the Mountain Goats at the TLA place thing. Needless to say, I am incredibly excited.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: pixote on October 27, 2009, 01:22:11 PM
Great pics from The Streets show, chester.  How was the concert overall?

pixote
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on October 28, 2009, 03:13:52 AM
Ruby Suns & The Dodos @ Neumos, Seattle

I'm a lot more willing to criticize a film than I am a band, so I'll just say the Ruby Suns performance was probably my least favorite live music experience ever and leave it at that.

The Dodos on the other hand put on an awesome show.  Tons of energy, really propulsive music, great musicianship.  One of my favorite live music experiences in recent memory, so I guess that makes up for their opener.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 29, 2009, 04:17:55 PM
The last 4 nights at the Spectrum with Pearl Jam.

Night 1:
Pearl Jam - "Hail Hail" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgKIfHdf-E#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Faithful" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR8fQNQL150#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Modern Girl" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGB4chghCxc#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Nothing Man" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt43YpM9nSI#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Bee Girl" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fghVkLPjJo#normal)
Pearl Jam - "State of Love and Trust" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlHbiQ_iReM#normal)
Pearl Jam - "The Fixer" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlepH9fWm_k#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Love Reign O'er Me" Live in Philly, Night 1 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdeiRZvbR7o#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Keep On Rockin' In the Free World" Live in Philly, Night 1 at the Spectrum's 10/27/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHtn4DLpwQo#normal)


Night 2:
Pearl Jam - "Elderly Woman" + more Live in Philly, Night 2 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/28/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7F1Pqo0hQ#normal)
Pearl Jam - "No Way" Live in Philly, Night 2 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/28/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CaZt5co2CY#normal)
Pearl Jam - "Given to Fly" Live in Philly, Night 2 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/28/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWyIREVqPm8#normal)
Pearl Jam - "The Real Me" Live in Philly, Night 2 of the Spectrum's Last Stand 10/28/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDSsaTaGEiU#normal)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 03, 2009, 09:07:46 AM
Did I mention that on Night 4 (halloween) Pearl Jam came out as DEVO and did "Whip It"?

So great.

Pearl Jam - "Whip It" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SllMPM-iqpY#normal)

They came out to the Rocky theme:

Pearl Jam - Rocky Intro + "Why Go" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrHrN0c36MU#normal)

Played with a string quartet:

Pearl Jam (w/ strings) - "The End" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8z9J9hDNUQ#normal)

Invited a girl dressed as a Rat onstage:

Pearl Jam - "Rats" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df3XLl_baOM#normal)

Played "Bugs" from Vitalogy for the first time ever live:

Pearl Jam (w/ strings) - "Bugs" + false start - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW3KA0zmcLA#normal)

Played a lot of new stuff:

Pearl Jam - "Unthought Known" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y8HBN00deM#normal)

Went way back to Mother Love Bone:

Pearl Jam - "Crown of Thorns" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c7DYtNi4Bk#normal)

Tore the roof off the place with balloons & confetti during "Keep On Rockin' In the Free World"

Pearl Jam - "Keep On Rockin' In the Free World" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA1EeKrtDjc#normal)

And Ended 3.5 hours later with This and The Star Spangled Banner

Pearl Jam - "Yellow Ledbetter" - Live in Philly, final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KqEESb1uTs#normal)

(this doesn't include the opening act, Bad Religion's set during which Eddie came out and sang a track)

Bad Religion w/ Eddie Vedder - "Watch It Die" Live - Final show @ The Spectrum 10/31/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cQfYkKyeMk#normal)

What a show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on November 03, 2009, 12:53:36 PM
Did you go all 4 nights?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 03, 2009, 01:16:17 PM
yeah - it was a pretty spectacular stand.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on November 03, 2009, 01:20:06 PM
You're hardcore. How many times did you get Corduroy? And how many for Baba O'Riley?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Clovis8 on November 03, 2009, 01:36:24 PM
Did I mention that on Night 4 (halloween) Pearl Jam ...

OMG!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 03, 2009, 02:53:34 PM
You're hardcore. How many times did you get Corduroy? And how many for Baba O'Riley?

"The Fixer" & "Just Breathe" off the new record were the only ones played all 4 nights.  They played 131 tracks over 4 nights, 101 unique songs.  They did every track with lyrics from both Vitalogy!!! and Backspacer.  Did 1 Who cover a night for the first 3 nights ("Love Reign O'er Me", "The Real Me" & "Baba O'Riley") & 3 other full covers ("Sonic Reducer", "Whip It" & "Rockin'") over the stand + some stingers of tracks here and there (not including covers that they've released on their own - "Crazy Mary", "Last Kiss" & the Mother Love Bone track).  They did 3 tracks for the first time "Bugs" (Eddie brought out lyrics with him during the set break and I was wondering what they were for) as well as "Speed of Sound" from the new set & "Sweet Lew" (Binaural outtake & Lost Dogs)with Jeff on vocals & eddie bouncing a basketball. Did "Out of My Mind" ("Not for You" b-side) for the 3rd time and first since 1994 because someone told Tom Tomorrow (artist responsible for the gig poster & Backspacer artwork) that he'd make a sizable donation if they played it. They did "No Way" for the 6th time, "Push Me, Pull Me" for the 4the time (first since '98), "Pilate" for the 15th time (first since '00). "Corduroy" came out twice (first & last night). Eddie came out & sang with Bad Religion on Nights 3 & 4 and with Social Distortion on Night 2.  Mike Ness & the SD guitarist came out on Night 2 and played a song with PJ.  Stone took the mic for "Mankind" on night 1.  They did a bunch of other seldome heard trax as well.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on November 03, 2009, 11:52:06 PM
"Sonic Reducer"
Good song, it's on one of the early Christmas singles, I think.

the Mother Love Bone track
Don't burn your bridges, woman.

They did a bunch of other seldome heard trax as well.
"Goat"?  ;D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 06, 2009, 12:46:05 AM
Mountain Goats show was good.  Not the best show of there's I've seen, mostly because I'm still not totally sold on the new album, which was most of the setlist.  No Children and This Year have become total singalong anthems.  Darnielle played piano quite a bit, which was interesting.  Also, Final Fantasy dude played violin on a few songs.  He also opened, I was familiar with him, not really my bag.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on November 07, 2009, 07:51:54 AM
Saw Destroyer last night. It was really great. The opening bands were absolutely terrible. There was one from Denton, I can't remember the name of it. They were really loud and I was at the front so that kept me awake. Then Sarah Jaffe came out and it was one of the most boring things of ALL TIME. The bassist looked so damn bored and all the songs pretty much sounded the same. Of course, Destroyer came out all by his lonesome and he kicked ass. He had more stage presence with his guitar and two beers than all of Sarah Jaffe's band (violin, keys, accordion!). He played a bunch of songs off Rubies, a couple from Trouble in Dreams and Your Blues and others from earlier records, I guess. It was kind of amazing. He has this awesomely floppy afro and he was taking sips of his beer and doing this really awkward bow in between songs and his attempts at stage banter were so awkwardly plain and strange that it made me like him more. I'll post a few of the pictures that my friend took later.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 07, 2009, 08:15:02 AM
There was one from Denton, I can't remember the name of it.

Satan's Fingers? Or The Killers? Or The Hospital Bombers?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on November 07, 2009, 08:21:14 AM
RTB2.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: pixote on November 12, 2009, 09:15:10 AM
There was one from Denton, I can't remember the name of it.

Satan's Fingers? Or The Killers? Or The Hospital Bombers?

Nice.

I'll post a few of the pictures that my friend took later.

Lie!

pixote
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: alexarch on November 14, 2009, 08:53:07 AM
Not really a concert, but close enough. I saw Mike Birbiglia perform last night. It was the best stand-up I've ever seen. He's now at that level that I'm surprised he hasn't been offered some kind of development deal for TV. If you ever get a chance to see him, do. He's wonderful.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: StarCarly on November 15, 2009, 12:26:59 AM
Not really a concert, but close enough. I saw Mike Birbiglia perform last night. It was the best stand-up I've ever seen. He's now at that level that I'm surprised he hasn't been offered some kind of development deal for TV. If you ever get a chance to see him, do. He's wonderful.

Oh gosh I love Mike Birbiglia! I'm gonna go watch his Comedy Central special just because you reminded me about him!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on November 15, 2009, 12:48:11 AM
Not really a concert, but close enough. I saw Mike Birbiglia perform last night. It was the best stand-up I've ever seen. He's now at that level that I'm surprised he hasn't been offered some kind of development deal for TV. If you ever get a chance to see him, do. He's wonderful.

Last I heard, he was working on a show for network tv. don't know where that's at, or if its still happening. I love him too. So funny.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: OmNom on November 15, 2009, 10:13:09 PM
I haven't been to a concert in a long time. 

Last one I went to:  I flew to Dublin with two of my brothers for a U2 concert in 2005.  We stayed there for a week, saw the sights, and drank each other under the table in various pubs.   Good times.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 01:20:39 AM
I haven't been to a concert in a long time. 

Last one I went to:  I flew to Dublin with two of my brothers for a U2 concert in 2005.  We stayed there for a week, saw the sights, and drank each other under the table in various pubs.   Good times.

nice - just did that this summer.  good times indeed.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 16, 2009, 12:30:01 PM
Not really a concert, but close enough. I saw Mike Birbiglia perform last night. It was the best stand-up I've ever seen. He's now at that level that I'm surprised he hasn't been offered some kind of development deal for TV. If you ever get a chance to see him, do. He's wonderful.

On a related side-note - this weekend I stayed at a La Quinta Inn.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 12:31:08 PM
Not really a concert, but close enough. I saw Mike Birbiglia perform last night. It was the best stand-up I've ever seen. He's now at that level that I'm surprised he hasn't been offered some kind of development deal for TV. If you ever get a chance to see him, do. He's wonderful.

On a related side-note - this weekend I stayed at a La Quinta Inn.

nice. were the windows intact when you left?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: OmNom on November 16, 2009, 02:09:38 PM
I haven't been to a concert in a long time. 

Last one I went to:  I flew to Dublin with two of my brothers for a U2 concert in 2005.  We stayed there for a week, saw the sights, and drank each other under the table in various pubs.   Good times.

nice - just did that this summer.  good times indeed.

Sweet!  Did you catch a U2 show, or did you go to hang out in Ireland?  (or are you from Ireland... I need to check your profile...)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 03:01:04 PM
I haven't been to a concert in a long time. 

Last one I went to:  I flew to Dublin with two of my brothers for a U2 concert in 2005.  We stayed there for a week, saw the sights, and drank each other under the table in various pubs.   Good times.

nice - just did that this summer.  good times indeed.

Sweet!  Did you catch a U2 show, or did you go to hang out in Ireland?  (or are you from Ireland... I need to check your profile...)

no from the states but me & two friends went over for a week and did Dublin, Galway & the North Coast and caught the first two nights of their stand at Croke Park.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 26, 2009, 10:21:37 PM
I'd be way excited to see the Mountain Goats on Saturday night, but I don't have anyone to go with and I imagine South Street is going to be way crowded. On top of that I fear that I will be unable to successfully navigate Philly at night on foot if I have to park way far away. Then there's the whole driving out of the city thing that always seems to give me trouble when I'm not at one of the sports stadiums.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on November 27, 2009, 11:06:59 AM
btw FLY, my friends saw Jonas Brothers this(Thinks) tuesday? It was sometime this week.

Now, it was tuesday.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 27, 2009, 11:13:29 AM
btw FLY, my friends saw Jonas Brothers this(Thinks) tuesday? It was sometime this week.

Now, it was tuesday.

Bad ass, those probably played their new stuff, which would make for a cool show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 29, 2009, 01:07:54 AM
The Jesus Lizard was great, although David Yow played it tame by his standards.  Turns out the crowd dropped him at last night's show and he had some rib damage.  The opening bad was one of the worst openers I've seen in a long while.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 26, 2010, 09:47:01 PM
Amanda CINECAST!ing Palmer. At the CINECAST!ing Forum. Probably the best live music venue in Melbourne. If you come to the city, the Forum is a must see.

(http://www.forummelbourne.com.au/images_2/slideshows/slideshow1/forum_int_miff_2008.jpg)

I've decided to go to this concert based entirely on following AFP on Twitter and a familiarity with Coin Operated Boy by the Dresden Dolls. So don't ask what the songs were, because I've no idea.

We arrive after the first support act but in time to see the second. They're good, a guy called Mikelangelo and his backing band. Sort of folk/metal/punk. Awesome. But very much the same throughout the 45 minute set. Which is a shame. A little more variety and it would've been brilliant.

A short break. Amanda comes on. Starts performing. About midway through the first track she accidentally turns the keyboard onto Harpsichord. Of course, it's covered in lyrics, so she can't see to turn it back to piano. On comes the support act to help, but he turns on the drum/rhythm thing, and it's all going wrong. She stops, turns it back to piano, picks up where she left off. The audience loves it.

It's brilliant stuff. There's a string quartet who are great, and add so much to the show. She's performing old stuff and new stuff and extremely new stuff, including the following.

Amanda Palmer - Vegemite (The Black Death) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJhDV0MMPAs#)

I've no idea how much sense it'll make to Americans, but the audience loved it.

She covered a recent Regina song with the first support act, the ones I missed, and then on comes Paul Kelly. If you don't know this guy, look him up. Australian music royalty. And you probably know him without realising it. Then on comes Mikelangelo and his band, and Mick Harvey of the Bad Seeds. CINECAST!ing awesome. They cover a Nick Cave song (I'm assuming, it definitely had that feel). Then Paul and Mick exit. Mikelangelo and band stay. Play a new song. Then Amanda literally teaches the band Leeds United on the spot cause it's been requested. Now I don't know the song, but I suspect it doesn't sound anything like how it sounded last night, judging by Amanda's expression throughout. But that doesn't mean it was the highlight of the evening.

She finishes the official part of the evening by playing Exit Music (For A Film) with the strings. Then comes back on to do Girl Anachronism and Jack. Then exits, climbs into the rafters with the good ole ukulele, and out comes Creep. The whole audience is singing along. It's crazy.

It's potentially the best show I've seen. I probably enjoyed Sufjan Stevens more, but probably because I knew the music going in. Just a crazy awesome show. The kind you don't expect.

Awesome.

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 01, 2010, 09:24:33 PM
hot: http://www.twitvid.com/4EEDC (http://www.twitvid.com/4EEDC)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on March 14, 2010, 04:32:44 AM
Nothing delights me more than to see Ted Leo & the Pharmacists do their thing live. So good.

On twitter I compared the first of the opening bands to Blueshammer (if you've seen Ghost World you know it's no compliment). Ted sent me a DM pretty much agreeing with my assessment. Made my night.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on March 18, 2010, 06:26:15 PM
New Young Pony Club. Not very good at all, really. Roll on Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip next week.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Abomination on March 24, 2010, 10:07:01 PM
Just bought tickets to see the New Pornographers in June!  I saw them a few years ago and they were awesome, but Neko Case wasn't with them.  This time, the whole line-up is touring.  Hooray!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 25, 2010, 09:20:39 AM
Bad ass.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 25, 2010, 11:41:07 AM
Thinking of buying tickets to see The Big Pink
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on March 25, 2010, 10:11:35 PM
Not sure this belongs here, but oh well.

Went to see some live comedy tonight. Opener was Gabe Kea, a local guy originally from Canada. I had seen him before and he is a decent opener. Then the feature act was David Huntsberger who was really funny. I think I had seen him once before, I really like his type of humor. It's kind of a smart kind of humor, the topics he deals with, but I just liked him. Then the headliner was Eddie Gossling who I have loved since I first saw him. I don't know what to say but he is hilarious.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: OlympicArtichoke on April 07, 2010, 03:28:19 PM
The last concert I went to was last year - Sunny Day Real Estate.

I've since had a child, so it's hard for me to get out and about like I used to!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 08, 2010, 01:36:01 AM
Titus Andronicus were great tonight, totally blew out my ears.

Who says New Jersey doesn't have great things?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: THATguy on April 08, 2010, 02:51:09 AM
After being drug by the Mrs. to a couple of shows I had little interest in (Metallica and Guns N Roses), we're finally going to a show I'm excited about Saturday: Social Distortion.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on April 08, 2010, 08:58:37 AM
My last concert was back in November: Regina Spektor. It was solid though I wouldn't put it near the top as a concert goes. Opening act was Jupiter One who I really dug. They've kind of got an 80s prog rock vibe with moments of Alan Parsons Project IMO.

Top ten concerts:
1. Brandi Carlile (w/ A Fine Frenzy)
2. Death Cab For Cutie (w/ Mates of State)
3. Tegan and Sara
4. The Killers (in a very small venue)
5. The New Pornographers
6. Mile High Music Festival 08 (Dave Matthews Band, John Meyer, One Republic, Brett Dennan and new discovery Alberta Cross)
7. Green Day (w/ Franz Ferdinand)
8. Elton John
9. Regina Spektor (w/ Jupiter One)
10. Mike Hayden (w/ Shades of Amber) (very local...was drinking beers with them after)

Just bought tickets to see the New Pornographers in June!  I saw them a few years ago and they were awesome, but Neko Case wasn't with them.  This time, the whole line-up is touring.  Hooray!

Awesome, I saw them back in 2007. It was an interesting experience because I hadn't really listened to them at the time (went with a friend) and while I was at the concert I was like "I can't wait to go home and listen to the CD," which isn't to disrespect the live performance which in hindsight was really great, but a comment on the fact that knowing the material aids in the appreciation and I wanted to know it better so I could appreciate it better.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on April 08, 2010, 01:31:50 PM
Just bought tickets to see the New Pornographers in June!  I saw them a few years ago and they were awesome, but Neko Case wasn't with them.  This time, the whole line-up is touring.  Hooray!

Awesome, I saw them back in 2007. It was an interesting experience because I hadn't really listened to them at the time (went with a friend) and while I was at the concert I was like "I can't wait to go home and listen to the CD," which isn't to disrespect the live performance which in hindsight was really great, but a comment on the fact that knowing the material aids in the appreciation and I wanted to know it better so I could appreciate it better.

Hmm. Yeah, I saw them at Pitchfork last year. And, granted, a festival concert is way different than a regular show, but it was really kind of a mess. The whole band was there, including Dan Bejar, who came over straight after doing a Destroyer show (that I also watched). Basically, Carl had to spend the whole time trying to keep Dan on stage, and, when Dan was on stage, he was drinking beers while singing, and not really making much of an effort. I guess that's what happens when you make your albums by compiling tracks from across the continent, and you don't practice together. Anyway, I still love Electric Version and Twin Cinema.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 08, 2010, 01:34:17 PM
Just bought tickets to see the New Pornographers in June!  I saw them a few years ago and they were awesome, but Neko Case wasn't with them.  This time, the whole line-up is touring.  Hooray!

Awesome, I saw them back in 2007. It was an interesting experience because I hadn't really listened to them at the time (went with a friend) and while I was at the concert I was like "I can't wait to go home and listen to the CD," which isn't to disrespect the live performance which in hindsight was really great, but a comment on the fact that knowing the material aids in the appreciation and I wanted to know it better so I could appreciate it better.

Hmm. Yeah, I saw them at Pitchfork last year. And, granted, a festival concert is way different than a regular show, but it was really kind of a mess. The whole band was there, including Dan Bejar, who came over straight after doing a Destroyer show (that I also watched). Basically, Carl had to spend the whole time trying to keep Dan on stage, and, when Dan was on stage, he was drinking beers while singing, and not really making much of an effort. I guess that's what happens when you make your albums by compiling tracks from across the continent, and you don't practice together. Anyway, I still love Electric Version and Twin Cinema.

I've seen them 3 times now and somehow never with Neko.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: roujin on April 08, 2010, 01:50:35 PM
When I saw Destroyer, Bejar drank throughout the entire show, and took slightly buzzed bows in between songs.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on April 08, 2010, 01:53:50 PM
When I saw Destroyer, Bejar drank throughout the entire show, and took slightly buzzed bows in between songs.

Yeah, that seems to be his thing. When I saw TNP it was the whole group and Bejar would wander out 3-4 times during the show to do a song he was featured on with beer in hand and a combination of drunk/stoned. I really like the songs he is involved in though.

FWIW, Challengers is probably my favorite. I know it can be lame to like their most recent work. Just such a complete album.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on April 08, 2010, 02:31:39 PM
FWIW, Challengers is probably my favorite. I know it can be lame to like their most recent work. Just such a complete album.

I wouldn't describe it as lame. I wanted to like Challengers. I bought a forreals CD! It just felt really subdued compared to Twin Cinema, and I like for music to feel a little teetering out of control. ...Which is why I currently am heartbroken over the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But whatever. I'll just sit at home, listening to Bikini Kill, thinking about the Sex Pistols.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on April 08, 2010, 02:39:12 PM
I meant more of a general comment is all the "hip" people tend to like older works of any given artist so as to isolate themselves from those who jumped on the bandwagon later to be trendy. I think this trend is snobbish because I think it is reasonable to think that a band will develop and improve over time.

Obviously in any individual case tastes can justify liking earlier stuff; and I think this is a good example as I agree with you the difference in Challengers from the earlier stuff. I just happen to to like them a bit more subdued. Haven't spent a lot of time with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but I do like Zero; sometimes you can't help but be trendy because you simply aren't exposed to something before it breaks big.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on April 08, 2010, 03:17:21 PM
I meant more of a general comment is all the "hip" people tend to like older works of any given artist so as to isolate themselves from those who jumped on the bandwagon later to be trendy. I think this trend is snobbish because I think it is reasonable to think that a band will develop and improve over time.

Obviously in any individual case tastes can justify liking earlier stuff; and I think this is a good example as I agree with you the difference in Challengers from the earlier stuff. I just happen to to like them a bit more subdued. Haven't spent a lot of time with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but I do like Zero; sometimes you can't help but be trendy because you simply aren't exposed to something before it breaks big.

I think you're making some really reasonable points. Of course someone will know a band from the time when they came into contact with that band, and not everyone wants to spend their hours hanging out on stereogum (http://stereogum.com) and Hipster Runoff (http://www.hipsterrunoff), deciding what it means to be cool. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, for example. Yes, I think that the sounds that they are making now (It's Blitz) are high quality. But I also know this:

ART STAR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpWFfnlCXE#)

As you said, "in any individual case tastes can justify liking earlier stuff." But I think this tension goes beyond that. Music (like film, but more so) is so personal that you take it into your body. You take it into your ears, and you live with it. You drive with it, you play it in the background while you CINECAST!, you hear it even when it's not on. If you're a person who cares deeply about music, who connects with and incorporates what you hear, then what you hear becomes essentially a part of your own life. So, when you've been listening to "earlier" stuff -- smoking, crying, yelling to it, when you have taken it's words and its tones and put them into your own mouth and spilled them out of your mouth, you are involved in that sound. So, when I go from the Master EP above to It's Blitz below, it feels as if something that has been a part of me, of my memory, of my history has broken away, is away from me now.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Zero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a8skzlhxDY#)

Of course, it's not just the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I've been through this with other bands. And, as a musician and friend of musicians, as someone whose social life involves a lot of basement shows, as someone who likes an inchoate sound, I do tend to have already had my run with a band before (or if) they become more recognized in the mainstream. So, I get the "early stuff" thing. But I think that when people say, "Oh, it's not as good as their early stuff," they (unless they're assholes) are referring to the experience of living with a sound that became incorporate for them and then dealing with the divorce of that oneness when the sound moved on without them.

Hm. I realize that others may not want to read my rambling thoughts on music. I have a lot of them, and I really like writing about and discussing music. If ignored, I will attempt to cease.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 08, 2010, 03:34:55 PM
Of course, it's not just the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I've been through this with other bands. And, as a musician and friend of musicians, as someone whose social life involves a lot of basement shows, as someone who likes an inchoate sound, I do tend to have already had my run with a band before (or if) they become more recognized in the mainstream. So, I get the "early stuff" thing. But I think that when people say, "Oh, it's not as good as their early stuff," they (unless they're assholes) are referring to the experience of living with a sound that became incorporate for them and then dealing with the divorce of that oneness when the sound moved on without them.

Yeah, the "early stuff" card is mostly justifiable for me when a band you like gets big and gets away from the reasons you liked them in the first place.

Of course, I also hate when I smaller band I love gets big because that means more assholes I have to deal with at their shows (Animal Collective being the most recent example of this).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 09, 2010, 01:09:46 AM
I think this trend is snobbish because I think it is reasonable to think that a band will develop and improve over time

it may be reasonable but its often not the case.  the old adage "a band has a lifetime to write their first album... they have a couple months to write their second" works quite well. And also they (hopefully) have money to hire a producer who can CINECAST! up what made them sound so good the first time round.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 09, 2010, 09:24:18 AM
hmmm... Squeeze is touring! but with Cheap Trick (meh).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: OlympicArtichoke on April 09, 2010, 11:25:38 AM
I want to go see Neil Young in June, but tickets are insane.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on April 09, 2010, 12:16:19 PM
Just bought tickets to see this guy in a few weeks...

Take Away Show-The Tallest Man On Earth- The Gardener (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwxxJE3zcY#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Abomination on April 14, 2010, 01:31:13 AM
Just bought tickets to see the New Pornographers in June!  I saw them a few years ago and they were awesome, but Neko Case wasn't with them.  This time, the whole line-up is touring.  Hooray!

Awesome, I saw them back in 2007. It was an interesting experience because I hadn't really listened to them at the time (went with a friend) and while I was at the concert I was like "I can't wait to go home and listen to the CD," which isn't to disrespect the live performance which in hindsight was really great, but a comment on the fact that knowing the material aids in the appreciation and I wanted to know it better so I could appreciate it better.

Hmm. Yeah, I saw them at Pitchfork last year. And, granted, a festival concert is way different than a regular show, but it was really kind of a mess. The whole band was there, including Dan Bejar, who came over straight after doing a Destroyer show (that I also watched). Basically, Carl had to spend the whole time trying to keep Dan on stage, and, when Dan was on stage, he was drinking beers while singing, and not really making much of an effort. I guess that's what happens when you make your albums by compiling tracks from across the continent, and you don't practice together. Anyway, I still love Electric Version and Twin Cinema.

I've seen them 3 times now and somehow never with Neko.

I forgot I posted here, so now I must respond.

When I saw them a few years ago, I hadn't listened to them much, but my girlfriend was a huge fan.  Now I love all four of their albums (Twin Cinema is my least favorite actually).

They didn't have Neko there, but she was replaced by A.C.'s niece Kathryn Calder from Immaculate Machine (which is a band I now love too) and she was still quite good.  The thing that impressed me most was that it felt like a genuine experience rather than something I could just watch on a DVD.  The band didn't seem to have a set list, they just played whatever they wanted.  Heck, for their encore they came back on and asked the audience to request one of their songs.  Some guy shouted out a song title and A.C. said they couldn't do it live because it had too many studio effects and whatnot, but then the guy held up a 20 dollar bill and yelled "20 bucks says you can!".  A.C. dismissed him and was like "Why the hell am I even talking to you?" and played something else.

He also dedicated a song to a guy in the audience because he was wearing a Rush shirt. And everyone looked at the guy and he just threw his hands up in the air in celebration.

It was a fun concert.  Can't wait for the one coming up.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on April 14, 2010, 06:14:30 PM
Santana with Steve Winwood in Cincinnati in July. I sooo want to go. Maybe I will.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: michael x on April 16, 2010, 11:46:23 PM
Went to see Jars of Clay the other night.

Jars Of Clay - Flood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfAhpX_wIBk#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on April 17, 2010, 12:06:38 AM
Went to see Jars of Clay the other night.

Cool, I saw them like 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: THATguy on April 17, 2010, 12:15:11 AM
After being drug by the Mrs. to a couple of shows I had little interest in (Metallica and Guns N Roses), we're finally going to a show I'm excited about Saturday: Social Distortion.

Easily one of the best shows I've ever been to.  The crowd was just absolutely rabid for the band (their first South American tour ever), the little converted theater the show was in was just packed (they actually did 3 straight sold out nights, this was the middle show), and it was just pretty incredible.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on April 22, 2010, 06:55:20 AM
Saw "Nurses" and "The Tallest Man on Earth" last night.

The former was a hipster/indie band who were quite prolific with implementing looping and sampling in their live show... They were alright.

(http://web18.twitpic.com/img/89830621-269ccab16ce01576c6dc0904eab64c62.4bd037d3-full.jpg)

The latter was fantastic, full of positive energy and was quite possibly the most intimate performer I've ever seen take the stage... this might or might not have been influenced by drugs. Kristian Mattson's new album came out Tuesday and it's quite good. Oh, and here's a video from my iPhone: http://www.twitvid.com/KTH9Q (http://www.twitvid.com/KTH9Q)

(http://web20.twitpic.com/img/89831398-0ce71d18a892bff835be728ae10bdb41.4bd03874-full.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Abomination on May 08, 2010, 04:17:19 PM
Apparently Jeff Mangum played a show (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/clicktrack/2010/05/jeff_magnum_of_neutral_milk_ho.html) in New York on Thursday.

I am super jealous.

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 08, 2010, 04:28:09 PM
Yeah, I remember hearing about that a few months back. That guy should make more music.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on June 24, 2010, 09:20:43 AM
JEFF BECK with Alana Grace

Grace opened and was someone I've never heard of. She had a nice voice and was decent, though she had no idea what to do with that much stage. I might look into some of her stuff now.

Jeff Beck was amazing. He totally rocked it. What I love about him is his ability to just rock the hell out of a song and then turn right around and do something so melodic and beautiful. He manipulates the guitar like no one I have ever seen and to see him in person was a sight to behold. Definitely worth my time and a good way to start off my birthday celebration.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on June 25, 2010, 01:20:57 AM
JEFF BECK with Alana Grace

Grace opened and was someone I've never heard of. She had a nice voice and was decent, though she had no idea what to do with that much stage. I might look into some of her stuff now.

Jeff Beck was amazing. He totally rocked it. What I love about him is his ability to just rock the hell out of a song and then turn right around and do something so melodic and beautiful. He manipulates the guitar like no one I have ever seen and to see him in person was a sight to behold. Definitely worth my time and a good way to start off my birthday celebration.

I'm jealous that you got to see Alana Grace. Her album is really terrific.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on June 25, 2010, 02:38:25 PM
Really? I had not heard of her before. I may have to check it out for sure now.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on June 25, 2010, 03:10:14 PM
Really? I had not heard of her before. I may have to check it out for sure now.

 :D I just realized I was thinking of another person named Alela Diane.

I'm sorry, Corndog. But you should check out Alela Diane.

Alela Diane "White As Diamonds" from the album "To Be Still" Out Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-_-l_NaDcw#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 01, 2010, 10:03:43 AM
Interpol:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs038.snc4/34270_420241082200_725127200_4965408_6545005_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs097.snc4/36214_420241187200_725127200_4965416_6150109_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs117.snc4/36214_420241192200_725127200_4965417_1412477_n.jpg)

Interpol - "Summer Well" live @ Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA (6/25/2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ri-khGsOlI#)

Interpol - "Evil" Live at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA (6/25/10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCbLvMidUOU#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on July 02, 2010, 10:28:28 AM
Went and saw Victor Wooten do this last night at The Paradise:

slappin' da bass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLi3dZ9IgKA&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: rambler on July 04, 2010, 03:27:50 PM
After being drug by the Mrs. to a couple of shows I had little interest in (Metallica and Guns N Roses), we're finally going to a show I'm excited about Saturday: Social Distortion.

Wow I'm so glad you mentioned Social D, that prompted me to check out the tour dates and I discovered tickets for a show 3 hours from here.... and NOTHING is 3 hours from here. :-)
Now I've gotta see if I can get some time off to make it happen.


The last concert I went to was The Dropkick Murphy's in Boston. AMAZING show!

and for once I truly had a reason to love youtube, within a day of the show I was able to find nearly half of it online.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 17, 2010, 10:13:46 AM
I think my Pitchfork schedule for today will look something like this:

1:55 Sonny & The Sunsets
then tight schedule
2:50 Kurt Vile, though I might skip him to catch 30 min of Titus Andronicus at 3:20 before going to
3:45 Dam-Funk, and can only catch 20 min of him before
4:15 Raekwon, want to see Smith Westerns at 4:45 but they're from Chicago so they'll be back
5:15 maybe Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, but probably food
6:15 Wolf Parade
7:25 Panda Bear
8:30 LCD Soundsystem
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 17, 2010, 11:40:49 PM
I think my Pitchfork schedule for today will look something like this:

1:55 Sonny & The Sunsets
then tight schedule
2:50 Kurt Vile, though I might skip him to catch 30 min of Titus Andronicus at 3:20 before going to
3:45 Dam-Funk, and can only catch 20 min of him before
4:15 Raekwon, want to see Smith Westerns at 4:45 but they're from Chicago so they'll be back
5:15 maybe Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, but probably food
6:15 Wolf Parade
7:25 Panda Bear
8:30 LCD Soundsystem

Stuck to this schedule pretty well. Dam-Funk started late and made me miss more of Raekwon than I had hoped, but it worked out. Blues Explosion were pretty great, as were Wolf Parade. Panda Bear was fine but was putting me to sleep. LCD was excellent, but I was disappointed that we didn't get Dance Yrself Clean and closing with New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down in Chicago was a little weird (though they did break into Empire State of Mind for a minute during it).

Tomorrow for me looks like:
1:45 Cass McCombs (if I feel like getting there that early) otherwise my day will start at
3:20 Beach House
4:15 Lightning Bolt
5:15 St. Vincent (this is going to be a weird trio of bands for sure)
6:15 Major Lazer or food, mostly because I'll want a good spot for:
7:25 BIG BOI!!!
and of course
8:30 PAVEMENT
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 18, 2010, 12:18:25 AM
Aren't Beach House and Real Estate basically the same band? Also, totally jealous that you're seeing the Saint.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 18, 2010, 12:29:48 AM
Aren't Beach House and Real Estate basically the same band? Also, totally jealous that you're seeing the Saint.

I actually hadn't even listened to Real Estate until last night when deciding if I wanted to see them or not. I like them fine but it wasn't something I was in the mood for that early on a hot day. I think Beach House is probably a little dreamier sounding which should mean that I really won't be in the mood to see them at 3, but I've liked them for a few years now and always miss them live so I feel like I should catch them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 18, 2010, 12:30:49 AM
I am pretty sure I watched the Real Estate stream today. They were pretty okay.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Monty on July 18, 2010, 12:17:50 PM
:D I just realized I was thinking of another person named Alela Diane.

I'm sorry, Corndog. But you should check out Alela Diane.


Thanks. I've never heard of her before. Do you know of anymore singers like this.
I do like to listen a chanteuse with the headphones on. I find it very soothing.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on July 18, 2010, 04:44:42 PM
:D I just realized I was thinking of another person named Alela Diane.

I'm sorry, Corndog. But you should check out Alela Diane.


Thanks. I've never heard of her before. Do you know of anymore singers like this.
I do like to listen a chanteuse with the headphones on. I find it very soothing.

I'm glad you like her! You might try Joanna Newsom, Mirah, Laura Gibson, Emmy the Great, Laura Veirs, Kathryn Williams, or Lisa Hannigan.

I'd love to know if you end up trying and liking any of their music!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Monty on July 18, 2010, 07:56:58 PM
:D I just realized I was thinking of another person named Alela Diane.

I'm sorry, Corndog. But you should check out Alela Diane.


Thanks. I've never heard of her before. Do you know of anymore singers like this.
I do like to listen a chanteuse with the headphones on. I find it very soothing.

I'm glad you like her! You might try Joanna Newsom, Mirah, Laura Gibson, Emmy the Great, Laura Veirs, Kathryn Williams, or Lisa Hannigan.

I'd love to know if you end up trying and liking any of their music!

Joanna Newsom and Lisa Hannigan I am familiar with already, but I will check out the others you have mentioned.
What are the odds that one of these singers records an album with Robert Plant in the next year or so.  ;D

I would also recommend the solo works of Hope Sandoval (ex Mazzy Star) with her albums 'Bavarian Fruit Bread' and 'Through The Devil Softly', both available through iTunes.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 18, 2010, 11:48:08 PM
Tomorrow for me looks like:
1:45 Cass McCombs (if I feel like getting there that early) otherwise my day will start at
3:20 Beach House
4:15 Lightning Bolt
5:15 St. Vincent (this is going to be a weird trio of bands for sure)
6:15 Major Lazer or food, mostly because I'll want a good spot for:
7:25 BIG BOI!!!
and of course
8:30 PAVEMENT

Beach House were good, but Lightning Bolt were something else entirely. So, so awesome. St. Vincent was quite good, though Annie's vocals weren't coming across very well on my side of the stage. Major Lazer was a fun show, though I was pretty bored with the music most of the time. Big Boi was great, but all of the OutKast songs without Andre 3000 just felt, incomplete, though I'm glad they just left his verses out instead of having some hypeman do them all. Pavement was good, although I was really surprised they didn't play Summer Babe.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on July 30, 2010, 01:33:26 PM
Going to the Newport Folk Festival this weekend, anybody else gonna be there?  ;D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 03, 2010, 08:48:27 AM
managed to get these two up last night... though can't edit, youtube's bein wonky.

Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #2 Laika" live in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NRVEY9pOas#ws)

Arcade Fire - "Haiti" live in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcrf6y2Xkk#ws)

The set was really heavy on Funeral and The Suburbs and only 3 tracks from Neon Bible I believe.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on August 04, 2010, 04:01:41 PM
The Newport Folk Festival was quite possibly the most fun experience I've ever had with music (next to knockin' boots to some Outkast bumpin' from my ghetto-rat speakers)...

These were my favorite acts from the two days (in order of memorable experience) Click on the links to listen to their respective recordings:

(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/concerts/newportfolk/2010/swellseason_wide.jpg?t=1280761077&s=4)
The Swell Season live at the Fort Stage (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128722987)

(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/concerts/newportfolk/2010/blitzentrapper_wide.jpg?t=1280597963&s=4)
Blitzen Trapper live at the Harbor Stage (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128724829)

(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/concerts/newportfolk/2010/sharonjones1_wide.jpg?t=1280684322&s=4)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings live at the Fort Stage (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128723763)

(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/concerts/newportfolk/2010/odeath_wide.jpg?t=1280603284&s=4)
O'Death live at the Quad Stage (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128777473)

(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/concerts/newportfolk/2010/avettbrothers2_wide.jpg?t=1280688503&s=4)
The Avett Brothers live at the Fort Stage (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128723033)

(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/concerts/newportfolk/2010/calexico_wide.jpg?t=1280605636&s=4)
Calexico live at the Fort Stage (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128724505)

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on August 04, 2010, 04:28:41 PM
I'd also want to add Andrew Bird's performance up there; however, NPR doesn't have any recordings up yet from that particular show...  ???
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 04, 2010, 05:02:36 PM
Saw The Shivers last night, one of my current favorite bands and, for my money, Keith Z. is one of the finest lyricists working. Super small, intimate show (like 15-20 people) that was fantastic. They played for over an hour, taking requests at the end. Even covered Deer Tick and Magnetic Fields (Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 01, 2010, 06:32:36 PM
Caught Film School, The Depreciation Guild & Moon Women on Wed - no pics or vids but not a bad show. 

TDG has some of their sounds partially filtered through an NES's audio processor - seeing it onstage with the rest of the gear was really great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mirandasaurus on October 01, 2010, 06:53:21 PM
Caught Film School, The Depreciation Guild & Moon Women on Wed - no pics or vids but not a bad show. 

TDG has some of their sounds partially filtered through an NES's audio processor - seeing it onstage with the rest of the gear was really great.

I'm really glad I just clicked on this posting. I'd never heard Film School or The Depreciation Guild before, but obviously i'm curious about a band called Film School. I dig them and come to find out they're playing in Boston tomorrow night! Awesome, thanks for mentioning them!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: DarkCrystal on October 05, 2010, 04:00:58 AM
Last show I saw - Vic Wooten, bassist from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, tearing it up in a solo act with his brother on guitar. 
Solid Blake - I'm a huge fan of Andrew Bird as well...real talented guy!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Chicago At Night on October 05, 2010, 08:23:10 AM
Last month I saw Modest Mouse. They are great live and Isaac Brock is a mad man.

Next month: Monster Magnet and Spoon.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 06, 2010, 01:32:31 AM
Just got home from Swans. Probably won't get my hearing back until sometime tomorrow. One of the best shows I've ever been to.

Michael Gira is brilliant.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 14, 2010, 09:22:53 AM
Guided By Voices last night. Bob's still got it. Those high kicks = spectacular.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: DarkCrystal on October 18, 2010, 02:09:24 PM
JBissell - I've always wanted to give Guided By Voices a whirl, which albums/songs would you recommend starting with?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 18, 2010, 03:39:17 PM
JBissell - I've always wanted to give Guided By Voices a whirl, which albums/songs would you recommend starting with?

It's always a tough question when a band has a million releases, not to mention all of Pollard's side bands and solo output. I'm not quite the super diehard fan that has listened to every last EP and stray release but my two favorites (and I think the two widely considered to be their best) are Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes (this is the "classic" lineup currently on tour). The best thing about GBV is that the songs are so short and pretty different, that if you don't like what you're hearing, the next song will likely be much different.

As far as Pollard's post-GBV work, the two most recent Boston Spaceship albums are very good.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 28, 2010, 01:31:31 AM
         Underworld @ Roseland Ballroom. 

 things were shaken.                        
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 28, 2010, 11:58:42 PM
         Underworld @ Roseland Ballroom. 

 things were shaken.                        

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Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Lola on November 02, 2010, 07:21:05 AM
Farwell Powder Finger Tour-  :'(

"Sunsets" Tour Live DVD Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9cs32rvmPQ#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on November 04, 2010, 05:41:07 PM
Going to see Blitzen Trapper tonight at the Paradise. Should be a fun time.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on November 07, 2010, 08:38:19 AM
The Charlatans (or Charlatans UK, as theyre known in America), with Shaun Ryder supporting at Birmingham Academy. Charlatans were fine, rolled out the hits, pleased the crowd. The big surprise of the night was definitely Shaun Ryder - he looked fit and healthy (and clean!) and as if he was actually enjoying himself and played an absolute blinder! Tight band behind him, the bass rattled through the arena, played some new stuff which sounded a lot better than id imagined it would along with rolling out a few Mondays and Black Grape tunes, which the crowd went abso-bloody-lutely mental for! Great, great set!!!


BTW - anyone planning on attending a gig in the main room at the Brum Academy - go to the toilet before you come out, because the toilets at the venue are awful.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 11, 2010, 01:16:28 AM
Wow, so that was awesome.  Are Sufjan shows always this big a spectacle or has Lady Gaga just forced him to up his game?  The light show was projected on 3 different screens, a backing screen for images, an occasionally used scrim at the front of the stage, splayed with fractal patterns and back-lit silhouettes and, for a brief period, even a Diamond descended residing somewhere between the two in both location and utilization.  The band seemed to come out of the liner notes from MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, decked in feathers, crowns, and an assortment of Halloween by way of a warehouse rave costuming. "Infinite Soul" lasted for at least 30 minutes and it was near transcendent.  Beach balls kicked out from the day-glo dancers bounced off the gilded moldings of the Academy of Music.  The audience, seated for the previous hour, were roused to their feet. Throwing off the stuffy imposition of the environment, they danced and clapped like they were finally enjoying a pop show and not just observing it.  Sufjan simultaneously conducted his band from an oak podium, indulged in lengthy explanations of his thoughts and inspirations and wore bird wings occasionally - he's quite a funny guy.

If the tour comes by you, see it.  (well, Boston & NYC at least think he goes oversees after that).

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Sufjan Stevens - "Intro to Vesuvius" live in Philly (11/10/2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwyn4ZciKEM#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 11, 2010, 09:54:39 AM
Wow, so that was awesome.  Are Sufjan shows always this big a spectacle or has Lady Gaga just forced him to up his game?

Last time I saw him was on the Illinoise tour. Spectacle it certainly wasn't, indie cute most definitely. Like they were all wearing matching University of Illinois looking cheerleading outfits. And I think there were maybe some butterfly wings involved.

The band seemed to come out of the liner notes from MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, decked in feathers, crowns, and an assortment of Halloween by way of a warehouse rave costuming.

That's the kind of thing that is a real turn off for me these days.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 11, 2010, 10:34:54 AM
The band seemed to come out of the liner notes from MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, decked in feathers, crowns, and an assortment of Halloween by way of a warehouse rave costuming.

That's the kind of thing that is a real turn off for me these days.

did you see the space hippy with the casio?!?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 11, 2010, 11:44:37 AM
The band seemed to come out of the liner notes from MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, decked in feathers, crowns, and an assortment of Halloween by way of a warehouse rave costuming.

That's the kind of thing that is a real turn off for me these days.

did you see the space hippy with the casio?!?

Sure.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: rambler on November 12, 2010, 04:51:13 PM
They found a way to weaponize Ecstacy?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on November 12, 2010, 04:59:06 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1149.snc4/149165_520950475401_149000146_30854859_4888405_n.jpg)

Blitzen Trapper always puts on a good show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: verbALs on November 13, 2010, 03:26:03 AM
LCD Soundsystem supported by Hot Chip; CIA, Cardiff

Well this was a different experience from my proper gigging days. For one thing I usually spent most of my time on the floor being helped up, all very friendly but pretty rough. Kept out of trouble this time. The CIA is a bit of a barn in the middle of Cardiff, cold and impersonal, about 10,000 capacity; a terrible bar arrangement and awful drinks at rip-off prices. These places make you feel like you are being processed rather than entertained, so the bands had to fight the venue. I preferred places like the Town & Country Club in North London, purpose built for gigs and clubbing, with an old time dance hall feel. This is a place they can turn into an exhibition hall, so very impersonal.

These two bands playing electronic based dance music could be seen as quite similar. Both percussion heavy; James Murphy even tried to make out sometimes they switch which one is the headline act. However Hot Chip are pretty one note. One big hit, Over & Over surrounded by some non-descript other stuff. The lead is a very small man with a reedy almost feminine voice. They couldn't warm up this big space. However they were a sucker punch opener for LCD, really set you up to be blown away by the main band, which is why I could never see LCD opening for them.

A nice touch when Hot Chip's set ended with LCD personnel joining them onstage for a number, very good friends apparently. LCD opened with Dance Yrself Clean which starts off sedately, and then blows up into an epic number. Which it did! IT BLEW UP and stayed there for the next hour plus. They threw in a lightshow that looked like the alien communication scene from the end of Close Encounters and tried to blow all the windows out in similar fashion. Or perhaps I am really just getting old. It was wonderful, no intention of dancing, not had enough to drink, but we swung. I like that LCD, already a great band moved on with the This is Happening album and added a Talking Heads vibe. Drunk Girls will always go down well in Cardiff (maybe Charlotte Church was there), and Daft Punk... & I Can Change were great. They beefed up some older songs, transforming them- Yeah went from a plinky plonky number to something the Arcade Fire could belt out. They finished with Home, a very good choice. Long songs stretched out live left you wanting more (no N American Scum or One Touch), but a perfect gig anyway. A guy this talented isn't going to disband LCD and not do anything else. I'd recommend anyone to go see LCD live.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 13, 2010, 02:49:35 PM
nice review - seen LCD 4 times now (actually opening once for Arcade Fire!) and they never disappoint.  Yeah is one of their best live tracks, they just whip up a frenzy with that one. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on December 28, 2010, 09:47:50 PM
Going to see these guys ring in 2011:

"Eleanor Rigby / I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Soulive - Live at Brooklyn Bowl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04kJr6taFz0#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on January 23, 2011, 11:22:20 PM
Opening act: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: They had a nice groove to them

Feature Act: Two Door Cinema Club: They had great energy and rocked the roof off the place. Awesome performance.

Headliner: Tokyo Police Club: A nice laid-back, yet uptempo band. Too bad that they had to follow Two Door Cinema Club because it made them a letdown, even though they were a good band.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 23, 2011, 11:45:42 PM
You got to see SSLYBY? So CINECAST!ing lucky!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on January 28, 2011, 06:05:33 AM
You can see me and my buddy standing behind Neal Evans in this video from NYE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLC1fMsHoGE&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLC1fMsHoGE&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 31, 2011, 07:22:03 AM
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is all.

Except for, well....

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 31, 2011, 07:53:26 AM
So I blatantly thought I was gonna be able to leave it at that tonight, and post more tomorrow, but...

To think I nearly dismissed this latest Sufjan album, and seriously considered not getting tickets. Holy shit.

The man opens with Seven Swans, which is basically one of his biggest songs, right? And he's still using the projection from the '08 tour, but it sounds bigger, and more raucous, and so good. It's weird to see a show like this in such a formal, staid environment. The State Theatre was showing The Boy from Oz three weeks ago to an audience of strictly over-50's, and Billy Connolly last week, and there were people there to see Don Parties On at another theatre in the complex and were clearly a little confused by the masses of hipsters. But there's a real element of theatre to the show. It's performance, not just a band playing. Scroll up to read Keith's review if you haven't, because he touches on a lot of it.

I mean, Adz is such an awesome album, and while it doesn't immediately appear to lend itself to live performance, it absolutely does. And that's basically all he plays, except for maybe one or two things from All Delighted People (which I'll admit to not having listened to yet), Seven Swans to open, and an encore all from Illinois. The sound the band creates is intense in just the best way, big and loud and over the top, and even without the light show they'd be great to watch, but they totally go beyond anything you'd expect.

As good as his last tour was, this is an awesome step up. He seems more comfortable on stage almost, more sure of his work, and in a weird way, less serious. Not that I wanna call Sufjan Stevens pretentious, but he's a whole lot less pretentious. He's having fun. He's aware how silly some of this is, but also knows that it doesn't mean it has any less integrity. His story about his parents being Star People is played right on the line of comedy and drama, like it's totally serious but also totally ridiculous. I mean, the man took the time to wipe fingerprints from his pyrex transparent lectern, telling us as he does how the fingerprints have been annoying him all show. Seriously?

He's also clearly just stupidly talented, and doing stuff that makes everyone else look like they're not trying. Impossible Soul is easily the best song he's ever written, and when he performs it live with inflatable kangaroos strapped to his neck, it's sheer wonderment. Vesuvius is crazy good, as is Get Real Get Right.

The audience was good, respectful, only a few calls, and they were mostly ignored by everyone. We were up in the dress, and I totally stood up to have a dance in Impossible Soul, but had to sit down when I was the only one.

Amazing show. So good.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2011, 08:31:21 AM
If he makes a second go round, i'm going to record only the banter.  Its so surreal.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on January 31, 2011, 10:55:33 AM
That's awesome. Do you think he'll expand his tour? I'd love to see him.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 05, 2011, 03:59:24 AM
Caught Yo La Tengo's spinning wheel show tonight. A fun concept. Basically the band plays 2 sets every night. The first set is determined by the spin of a wheel. Possibilities include Songs that begin with S, Songs with Names, their score for The Sounds of Science Pts. 1 or 2, their alter ego the Condo CINECAST!s, James McNew's solo project Dump, the Freewheelin' YLT (audience Q&A with song requests), or sitcom theater. Our spinner landed on "Spinner's Choice" and he chose Sitcom Theater. This did not go over well with a sizable portion of the audience, which I found pretty funny. The band proceeded to do an entire reading of the classic "Chinese Restaurant" episode of Seinfeld. I thought it was entertaining, at least something I was never going to see again. There was a lot of audience grumbling with some scattered boos but the band stuck with it. After a break, they came out for their 2nd set, which was great. The setlist was good, with a handful of songs I'd never seen them play in the few other times I've seen them.

Second Set
The Room Got Heavy
Autumn Sweater
Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)
Stockholm Syndrome
The Weakest Part
Gentle Hour (Snapper cover)
Don't Have To Be So Sad
Periodically Double Or Triple
Nothing To Hide
Sugarcube
Blue Line Swinger

Encore:
Come On Up (Condo CINECAST!s, The Rascals cover)
For the Turnstiles (Neil Young cover)
Griselda (The Holy Modal Rounders cover)
Did I Tell You

Encore 2:
Somebody's In Love (Sun Ra cover)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on February 05, 2011, 08:54:45 AM
Saw these guys with Erik Krasno and Nigel Hall the other night:

Big Sam's Funky Nation • Big Ole Booty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Z-X-MQFeg#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on February 12, 2011, 07:36:50 PM
Saw the Hold Steady in Birmingham last week. Big hearted humanism. Nice. Mojo called their lyrics "gauche, but enobled by a heartstrong thunder"

They had me at Raise a toast to Saint Joe Strummer
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: kettlepot on February 15, 2011, 11:11:13 AM
The Decemberists "The King is Dead" at the Ogden in Denver last week. I had to bring a dictionary.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Shadrik on February 28, 2011, 03:05:47 PM
Saw "My Heart Belongs To Cecilia Winter" (http://www.myspace.com/ceciliawinter) last saturday, a Swiss indie-pop/rock band. I didn't expected much but as they had a couple of nice songs and it was quite cheap (5€) I went. I have to say I haven't been to such an atmospheric concert in a while. I didn't really recognized their female singer on the songs beforehand, but she was fantastic live with a beautiful voice. Had quite a good time.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on February 28, 2011, 03:27:59 PM
Shaun Ryder at Birmingham Academy. Sound problems throughout the gig and freezing cold venue, not his fault. Coming on stage seemingly wasted, forgetting lyrics and introducing last song in a 40 minute set with "shall we do this one then f*ck off?", his fault.

The closest ive ever come to walking out of a gig... which i kind of did anyway, halfway through the second tune of the encore...

Awful. He can go f*ck himself.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on March 17, 2011, 05:28:06 PM
And we go from the ^ ridiculous ^, to the sublime:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d4/Screamadelica_album_cover.jpg)

They now occupy the top two spots of my 'best gigs (that i've attended, obviously) IN MY LIFE EVER!' - this one coming in at 2nd (saw them on the greatest hits tour, which surpassed even this). I could have stood in that hot, sweaty hall all night listening to that wonderful music. I struggle to find the words to describe how good it was, but it was beyond very, very, very good. The music ran me through an emotional roller coaster: from the pure sunkissed optimism of Movin' On Up to the pure sunkissed heartwrenching of Damaged, and everything inbetween. I WISH I WAS STILL THERE AND COULD STAY FOREVER.

Im now desperate to see it again. Unfortunately I dont get my bursary in time to get tickets for the London gig. Il just have to buy/beg/steal a ticket for V Festival in August.

God Bless 'Em.

Edit: er... the gig was Primal Scream performing Screamadelica at Birmingham Acedemy, for anyone who hasnae a scoob.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on March 17, 2011, 05:32:03 PM
Going to see these guys next Thursday evening at Club Passim in Cambridge. Ryan's a great guy and his music ain't half bad too...

Ryan Montbleau Band - My Best Guess (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jr_HjiQoU&feature=channel_video_title#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 25, 2011, 09:11:13 AM
Saw these guys last night... my friend J got kicked out.

Cold War Kids - "Saint John" live at Terminal 5 in New York (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFzT8lIrQks&hd=1#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on March 31, 2011, 06:39:03 AM
Saw these guys last week in Cambridge:

Quickie by Ryan Montbleau 3.24.11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvIdoBRN_2M#ws)

Any Blues -- Inspired by No One by Ryan Montbleau 3.24.11 (encore) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJAURzjOYrg#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 05, 2011, 12:15:24 PM
Saturday night's epic was the fifth and supposedly (hope!) final time I caught the James Murphy show… otherwise know as LCD Soundsystem.  Ok, it’s not fair to call it James’ show alone.  It’s really Pat Mahoney’s impossibly in-time drumming that makes each and every performance.  Nancy Wang rocks too.  The live set-up is really fleshed out with a boatload of skilled musicians and there was never more flesh on stage than at the swan song in Madison Square Garden.

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208400_10150161560142201_725127200_7058047_5436268_n.jpg)

My first encounter with the band in person was at Coachella in 2007… I heard some of their beats while the Red Hot Chili Peppers were taking an encore break!  Really wanted to see them but such are the rigors of festival life. I finally got to take in the show at one of those secret MySpace shows (remember MySpace!) at the TLA (that’s Theater of the Living Arts) in 2007.  Strangely enough, it was the only show of the five that I saw on home turf here in PHL.

See!

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197836_10150161560222201_725127200_7058048_2493854_n.jpg)

Wasn’t all that long a set – it was a warm-up gig before a west coast swing then a euro tour or some such nonsense.

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I don’t even think there was an opening act for this and I remembered being kinda disappointed even though the tickets were free.  Don’t want no short, tort set and all that. 

Later that summer in the sweltering 100+ degree heat of Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore is when I really fell in love with the band.  Also when I realized Pat Mahoney is a daisy-duke wearing legend.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200764_10150161561712201_725127200_7058057_5852070_n.jpg)

And that Nancy Wang rocks too:

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Was right up front for this set – think the Beasties were playing the main stage at the time – and “Yeah” just rocked my world. The set was hampered by mic problems for almost the full length.  James was gesturing up and down to the board every song break and shirking from the feedback nearly as often.  At one point he actually walked behind the scrim and, I assume, hollered at the sound guy in the same charming fashion that made The Rapture fall in love with his dad-looking ass.

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/2839/jamesgetsangry.jpg)

The energy of this performance was just so high despite the meteorological and acoustical issues.  I was a sponge in a lake by time the flailing ended. Drank so much orange Gatorade afterward - kinda hope Pat did too.

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The final episode for 2007 was the brilliant tour with LCD and Arcade Fire (Scazlo wuz there too! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=728.msg46107#msg46107)).  I’d just decompressed from the jetlag after two weeks in Europe and headed up to Randall’s Island to see these two.  Wasn’t all that impressed with Arcade Fire’s set at Coachella but this one brought me right back around.  The LCD perf didn’t quite match the energy level of the Virgin show – there may be something in that proximity to the stage correlating with concert enjoyment thing.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197846_10150158379157201_725127200_7057988_4274793_n.jpg)

also there was a horse.

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They were really an opening act despite the talk of co-headlining and the shorter set-time bared this out.  Though as later events would prove, the two bands certainly hit it off.

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3835/setlist1.png)

It would be almost 3 more years till I saw them again. 

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Two days after This Is Happening was released I trekked up to New York a second time to catch the latest incarnation of the band at Terminal 5.  They hadn’t gigged much in 2008 and 2009 and this was the kick off of what would become the band’s final tour – kinda cool to have been at each of the book-ends.  First time at the venue and it’s really a great space and it was a thrill to finally get a proper set.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5752/setlist2.png)

By 2010 “All My Friends” has moved it way into my list of BEST SONGS EVER! and this show totally bared that out.  The crowd, pent up from a couple years of waiting, shouted this track to the fullest extent of their lungs.  They only dipped into 3 of the new songs in the set – “Home” wasn’t even trotted out – but having only had the album for a week or two, the fact that “Pow Pow” (early favorite) was one of them had me giddy.

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And they started adding this bit into the closer (“New York, I Love You…”

LCD Soundsystem - "Empire State of Mind" live at Terminal 5 (5/20/2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0WXfpuE_FY#)

The white balloon motif would also be prophetic of the final show.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/196839_10150160498157201_725127200_7058034_6583950_n.jpg)

and so, this brings us to the end…
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on April 05, 2011, 02:07:26 PM
Meh... Talking Heads did it better...  ;)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 05, 2011, 02:23:32 PM
ha! i prefer tee-shirts to oversized suits.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Basil on April 05, 2011, 02:35:37 PM
Hey Keith, so not only does all your music nonsense bombard by news feed on facebook, but I have to deal with it on literally every other social media channel you and I use. Glad you had such a fantastic time and felt the need to share that with the world a million times over.

Come back to LA anytime, I'll try not to bring you to another just-slightly-better-than-average burger place.

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 05, 2011, 02:43:29 PM
 ;D I live online
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 05, 2011, 02:45:11 PM
This is, currently, most applicable to this thread. Craig's List Missed Connections from LCD Soundsystem final show (http://www.refinery29.com/lcd-soundsystem-s)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 06, 2011, 10:36:17 AM
Mountain Goats last night. Of course it was great. Had only listened to the new album once so I wasn't too familiar with the new songs but they sounded pretty good live. Most exciting was hearing Cubs in 5.

Setlist!

Liza Forever Minnelli
Southwood Plantation Road
Jeff Davis County Blues
Broom People
Age of Kings
Family Happiness
Outer Scorpion Squadron
Song for Dana Plato
You Were Cool
Woke Up New
Seeing Daylight
Damn These Vampires 
Home Again Garden Grove
Birth of Serpents
Plain (Silkworm cover)
Palmcorder Yajna

Encore:
Cubs In Five
Never Quite Free
No Children 
Encore 2:
This Year (with Megafaun)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on April 06, 2011, 11:27:56 AM
Damn These Vampires is super awesome. I'm loving that album right now. I wish they were coming round here.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 06, 2011, 11:31:57 AM
I'm still setting feelers around to see if I can find people to go with to the Philly show/procure tickets for that show. Playing "Cubs in Five" is super dank. I'm surprised they didn't play "Estate Sale Sign" though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on April 14, 2011, 12:07:04 PM
Wire at Neumos in Seattle

Easily one of the best shows I've ever seen. These guys should be playing stadiums.

Wire - Ex Lion Tamer (1977) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koz14aZsJYE#)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 20, 2011, 03:19:21 PM
Was going to see TV on the Radio on Friday but the show has been cancelled due to the death of Gerard Smith. So now I guess I'll be going to the Black Lips/Vivian Girls.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 22, 2011, 11:39:07 AM
Low last night. Hadn't seen them since 2005. They were great. A lot of stuff from the new album, but plenty of my older favorites.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on April 28, 2011, 03:00:26 PM
Kim Deal is hilarious.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 29, 2011, 11:45:09 AM
Tame Impala - "Angel (Massive Attack Cover)" live @ the First Unitarian Church in Philly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPkuJaYMSXk#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2011, 12:45:29 PM
James Blake - "Limit to Your Love" live at the First Unitarian Church (5/9/11) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK-yldtHUoc#ws)

James Blake - "The Wilhelm Scream" live at the First Unitarian Church (5/9/11) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8lpSoEH2Ds#ws)

James Blake "A Case of You (Joni Mitchel Cover)" live at the First Unitarian Church (5/9/11) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t429sbpYqB4#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 15, 2011, 09:18:15 PM
Saw Childish Gambino/Donald Glover last night. When I'm back from Salem I'll write more about it, but it was super dank. A few highlights:

1. Jumping while the whole crowd sang "Freaks and Geeks"
2. Justin Bieber mentions in his opening stand up.
3. Future DOnald and Future future Donald.. "Have you ever been let down by not having a central location to abduct children?"
4. Joel McHale recorded the second half of the concert He did so while standing directly in front of me.
5. Freestyle at the end.

EDIT: Apparently Allison Brie was there also recording, but she was not around us, sadly. Would have been crazy to see her!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on May 17, 2011, 05:49:49 PM
Oh my wow Jesus CINECAST!ing beautiful. That was easily the greatest thing i have ever seen.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 17, 2011, 10:19:43 PM
Oh my wow Jesus CINECAST!ing beautiful. That was easily the greatest thing i have ever seen.

w00t! glad everyone's catching this world tour.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on May 24, 2011, 03:57:21 PM
My Christmas present finally arrives tonight!

(http://i55.tinypic.com/346l5c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 24, 2011, 05:05:59 PM
sweet, lemme know how it goes.  going to the Philly and Pittsburgh shows later this summer.

did you catch them on the Billboard Awards Sunday?  I'm thinking Bono may be having some issues with painkillers after the back surgery.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 24, 2011, 05:26:59 PM
iKeith!, you planning on going to James Blake in October?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 24, 2011, 09:58:55 PM
highly possible
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on May 25, 2011, 01:53:36 PM
sweet, lemme know how it goes.  going to the Philly and Pittsburgh shows later this summer.

did you catch them on the Billboard Awards Sunday?  I'm thinking Bono may be having some issues with painkillers after the back surgery.

That explains a lot. I just looked at the awards and Bono had a few similar moments in the show last night where I wasn't sure what he was exactly trying to say. It didn't get in the way of the music though and there were no missteps. He had to cancel last year in SLC because of his back and expressed his appreciation for the audience's patience. On one of the last songs as the audience sang with him, he was visibly moved and grateful--either he really felt that, the painkillers were taking effect, he's a good actor or he was completely worn out. :)) The technology was unbelievable and we stayed after to watch the crew--they work very fast. It's true that there are no bad seats in the stadium. Here's two pics of our location.

http://ow.ly/i/c2U5 (http://ow.ly/i/c2U5)

http://ow.ly/i/c2TR (http://ow.ly/i/c2TR)

Hope you have a great time at your concerts!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on June 22, 2011, 09:55:42 PM
Saw Ryan Montbleau, Will Dailey, and the Jason Spooner Trio on a boat in the harbor last weekend. It was a great time. Here are some photos I took with my phone:

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Jason Spooner Trio, from Maine.

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Is that Seth Rogen?

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263645_531010814401_149000146_30971628_8309621_n.jpg)

Sea spray.

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/262230_531010844341_149000146_30971629_4850276_n.jpg)

It was Ryan's birthday.

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262230_531010864301_149000146_30971630_2230516_n.jpg)

Lyle is just nasty.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 03, 2011, 06:02:31 PM
CINECAST!ed Up were amazing last night. Most fun I've had at a show in a really long time. Though my body is paying for all the time in the pit.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: oneaprilday on July 08, 2011, 12:42:11 PM
Went to hear this Minneapolis-based singing-songwriting duo last night: Bella Ruse (http://bellaruse.com/listen/)   Kind of a great wine bar-type venue in Bellingham - good crowd and I got to chat for quite a while with the two after their set.  I love their style, and she's got a super cool voice. They're in Seattle tonight (http://bellaruse.com/shows/qcafe/), and then headed back towards the Midwest.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 21, 2011, 03:28:21 PM
I went to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Here are the bands I saw and how much I loved it (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/pitchfork-music-festival-2011-blow-out.html)!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 04, 2011, 11:15:44 AM
sweet, lemme know how it goes.  going to the Philly and Pittsburgh shows later this summer.

did you catch them on the Billboard Awards Sunday?  I'm thinking Bono may be having some issues with painkillers after the back surgery.

That explains a lot. I just looked at the awards and Bono had a few similar moments in the show last night where I wasn't sure what he was exactly trying to say. It didn't get in the way of the music though and there were no missteps. He had to cancel last year in SLC because of his back and expressed his appreciation for the audience's patience. On one of the last songs as the audience sang with him, he was visibly moved and grateful--either he really felt that, the painkillers were taking effect, he's a good actor or he was completely worn out. :)) The technology was unbelievable and we stayed after to watch the crew--they work very fast. It's true that there are no bad seats in the stadium. Here's two pics of our location.

http://ow.ly/i/c2U5 (http://ow.ly/i/c2U5)

http://ow.ly/i/c2TR (http://ow.ly/i/c2TR)

Hope you have a great time at your concerts!

So Bono sounded like shite in Philly – cheating and straining out lyrics through his strain vocal chords through many a song, like say this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdwkE0LdWtg?hd=1&t=3m39s

But the show in Pittsburgh was just awesome.  Sounded more rested and the Pavarotti vocal segment in “Miss Sarajevo” sounded great (well save the Italian in an Irish accent)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBUc59DnY6Q?hd=1

Indeed the whole show was just really strong – the Leonard Cohen cover, the snippets of “Psycho Killer” and “Life During Wartime” mixed into “I’ll Go Crazy”, even the unexpected appearance of “Bad” after the final bows!  Great night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFSboTdoK50?hd=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjFPYDh2TsA?hd=1
(Wherein Bono calls himself the Christina Aguilera of U2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITiwzj4qPOw?hd=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrhdljEvBJw?hd=1

(Also, where's the auto embed?)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 04, 2011, 11:20:01 AM
also, my apologies to basil for the video overexposure!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on August 04, 2011, 11:47:00 AM
iKeith! are you ShoGoEr? Great filming. I like the second one where the it starts on the red lights and then unfocuses. If those are your videos, it looks like your sitting on the stage--lucky you! At least Bono hits the notes better than the audience.  :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 04, 2011, 11:57:30 AM
yeah, thanks!  yeah we got in early and were really close - though the big-ass lens on the camera helps.  We did have a great location for the pittsburgh show - almost dead center and for most of the show everyone in front of me was like 5'6".
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on August 04, 2011, 07:27:01 PM
Well done! Hope you post more of your work.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on August 05, 2011, 12:08:35 AM
I saw Paul McCartney tonight.  It made remember that I used to really love The Beatles.  Such a fantastic show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on August 05, 2011, 07:55:57 AM
I really should have gone to that show. I don't know why I didn't.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 05, 2011, 09:32:00 AM
I saw Paul McCartney tonight.  It made remember that I used to really love The Beatles.  Such a fantastic show.

I wanted to go to one of the Wrigley shows but it just didn't happen.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 08, 2011, 12:40:04 PM
So that was fun.

The National w/ Ira Kaplan - "Terrible Love" live at the Academy of Music in Philly (9/7/11)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LByGLuQlQQ4&hd=1)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 08, 2011, 12:40:52 PM
I need to listen to/learn to like The National. Seemed like you had a good soccer game as well, from what I saw of the highlights.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on September 08, 2011, 01:08:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOk5OFXHD5E

This is my favorite song of theirs.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on September 08, 2011, 01:17:11 PM
I don't know... Lemon World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ibPhhye1xc) is pretty great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on September 08, 2011, 01:31:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOk5OFXHD5E

This is my favorite song of theirs.

It's one of their best. Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers is incredible, this, Slipping Husband, 90 Mile Water Wall, Thirsty, and Available are all incredible songs.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: tinyholidays on September 08, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
Yes. Yes yes yes. The melody of 90 Mile Water Wall. Top notch.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on September 08, 2011, 01:49:55 PM
Yes. Yes yes yes. The melody of 90 Mile Water Wall. Top notch.

I can play it on guitar. It's very simple, but beautiful. Also, Murder Me Rachel is great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: GoldenPavilion on September 08, 2011, 11:04:41 PM
I had a fantastic opportunity to see Mission of Burma @ The Mohawk while in Austin, TX and it was pretty phenomenal. They only played for about an hour and fifteen minutes, which was a bit disappointing, but hearing "Academy Fight Song" with the crowd screaming "NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT" may be in my top 5 concert moments of all time.

Even more impressive was the fact that these classic post-punkers could've phoned-it-in and played stuff from their classic records, but instead decided to stay contemporary. Most of the set list came from "The Sound, The Speed, The Light", "The Obliterati" and "onOFFon" - three of the most underrated records of the last decade.

Burma's still got it.
 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 09, 2011, 12:50:45 AM
Two more from last night:

The National - "Sorrow" + Intro live at the Academy of Music in Philly (9/7/11)  (http://youtu.be/FFldk0DEq2g?hd=1)

The National - "Green Gloves" + a story live at the Academy of Music in Philly (9/7/11) (http://youtu.be/vMn0zuop7dQ?hd=1)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: michael x on September 09, 2011, 08:03:21 AM
I had a fantastic opportunity to see Mission of Burma @ The Mohawk while in Austin, TX and it was pretty phenomenal. They only played for about an hour and fifteen minutes, which was a bit disappointing, but hearing "Academy Fight Song" with the crowd screaming "NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT" may be in my top 5 concert moments of all time.

Even more impressive was the fact that these classic post-punkers could've phoned-it-in and played stuff from their classic records, but instead decided to stay contemporary. Most of the set list came from "The Sound, The Speed, The Light", "The Obliterati" and "onOFFon" - three of the most underrated records of the last decade.

Burma's still got it.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 09, 2011, 03:18:41 PM
I had a fantastic opportunity to see Mission of Burma @ The Mohawk while in Austin, TX and it was pretty phenomenal. They only played for about an hour and fifteen minutes, which was a bit disappointing, but hearing "Academy Fight Song" with the crowd screaming "NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT" may be in my top 5 concert moments of all time.

Even more impressive was the fact that these classic post-punkers could've phoned-it-in and played stuff from their classic records, but instead decided to stay contemporary. Most of the set list came from "The Sound, The Speed, The Light", "The Obliterati" and "onOFFon" - three of the most underrated records of the last decade.

Burma's still got it.

Awesome.

Am I alone in thinking their comeback records are even better than the "classics"?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: michael x on September 09, 2011, 03:44:04 PM
I'm not even sure I realize they reformed until today, though I probably knew and forgot. Now I have to check out their new stuff.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 13, 2011, 02:42:23 AM
night 2 (closer, more clipping):

"England" (http://youtu.be/bPKW9vbi5wc?hd=1)
"Exile Vilify" (http://youtu.be/eDIhHt81330?hd=1)
"Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (Acoustic Sing-a-Long)" (http://youtu.be/DGokz3lJZaQ?hd=1)

Dude nearly got thrown out for too much pogoing.  they made him sit for 2 tracks or so... he was even jumping through the whole first verse of Fake Empire before the drums kick in... also had a fro and a powder blue frilly shirt which made it awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 23, 2011, 12:04:22 PM
Just got home from Swans. Probably won't get my hearing back until sometime tomorrow. One of the best shows I've ever been to.

Michael Gira is brilliant.

Caught them again last night. Similar reaction as last year.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 09, 2011, 08:53:38 AM
I have two pictures of James Blake that I may upload at some point. It was a fantastic show, being inside allowed me to feel the full force of the sound. He was excellent in Chicago, and my face was vibrating, but here my pants were shaking, my chest was vibrating, and it was super awesome.

Additionally, the encore was top notch. I was really hoping, though was doubtful, he's play "A Case Of You" but that's how he closed and I was super happy!

Sorry again that I missed you iKeith!.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 09, 2011, 07:26:04 PM
yeah - really liked the Church show in May but this one was amazing from a musical perspective.  the people around me were constantly doing the wowface.  "Case of You" sounded great but the mid section of "CMYK", "Limit to Your Love," & "Klavierwerke" was sick.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on October 10, 2011, 09:42:22 AM
Wild Flag was great last night. Those ladies definitely bring the rock.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 23, 2011, 12:03:01 AM
Odd Future was even more dank in Philly than they were in Chicago. I did get pretty pissed because they teased their best song, "Swag Me Out" at the end for an encore by saying "Oh yeah, we were going to do this one since we have almost everyone here, so lets do it." And then they only did the first two verses! Give me some Hodgy and Taco!

My friends and I were on the balcony, so we avoided the crazy crowd. However, FLY always yearns to be down among the crazy crowd, it makes him come alive.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 24, 2011, 10:18:59 AM
Odd Future was even more dank in Philly than they were in Chicago. I did get pretty pissed because they teased their best song, "Swag Me Out" at the end for an encore by saying "Oh yeah, we were going to do this one since we have almost everyone here, so lets do it." And then they only did the first two verses! Give me some Hodgy and Taco!

My friends and I were on the balcony, so we avoided the crazy crowd. However, FLY always yearns to be down among the crazy crowd, it makes him come alive.

how do you like the new venue?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 24, 2011, 10:49:17 AM
I didn't do a ton of exploring, and for the most part they are all new venues to me anyway, but I thought it was a really great place for a concert. The standing floor in front of the stage was spacious, and even though the show was sold out there was no problem for people below if they wanted to walk behind the crowd or up to a slightly elevated section behind the light/DJ place.

The bar areas, which I only passed through because I wanted to be sure I had a good view of the stage from above, seemed aesthetically pleasing. Not sure about price/selection, but the presentation looked fantastic. From above you always have a clear view of the stage as well, so long as you get on the outside edge of the balcony. It's not like the Troc where the balcony is literally seats akin to what Eric Matthews sits on when he and Mr. Feeney go to the opera in that one episode of Boy Meets World, this is just additional standing room with a few bleachers towards the back. Waitresses kept coming around during the show as well taking drink orders, which was mighty dank. Not sure if they do that anywhere else though.

The only problem I had was exiting since the doors themselves seemed really small and were only fitting out a couple of lines of people at a time. Can't speak on the sound quality too well either because of my own inability to understand/process/write about acoustics and what not, combined with the type of music and performances that OF give, but I could hear the music and all the members well, so there is that. The light work was spectacular as well.

I had a good time and would check it out, plus we got street parking right outside of the venue, which was excellent for a quick getaway post show. A friend of mine and I are thinking of going back next Wednesday if St. Vincent tickets are still around come Monday, and of course if I get enough work done by that time. Overall I found a lot to enjoy about the venue and am excited to see what it's like with a more traditional musical act.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 24, 2011, 12:08:15 PM
yeah, the Little Dragon/Questlove show was there last week and its definitely a great addition to the city's venues.  Great that R5 has a 1000+ place to call their own aside, there are also elevated platforms under the two balconies which put you about 3 feet above the floor.  thought the place sounded great.  Questlove was saying that the place was once one of the original Philly hip-hop rooms in the mid 80s called After Midnight or something like that - his mom wouldn't let him go there.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 24, 2011, 08:17:21 PM
Ah, I forgot that's where that show was held. I am excited to hear a more musically intensive show there rather than a more swag me the CINECAST! out type of show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on October 26, 2011, 10:46:57 PM
Don't go to concerts often but go to a lot of local live shows.  Almost every week or two I walk to a bar to see local singer Dawn Ho

http://www.dawn-ho.com/www.dawn-ho.com/Home.html

Saw her on Monday and was just one of those rare moments.  It was this lady's bday and she was out with her friends and hubby and had brought for 9 or 10 year old boy.  He got up on the stage and sang 2 songs and was very good.  First one he started out a little weak but got more confident and really nailed it.  Almost the whole bar was also singing with him by the end.  Then the mother and son sang something together. 

It is nice to have a bar I can walk to that always has live music and sometimes it just turns into something memorable.   

Otherwise, got to see Midori play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony:
(http://www.s9.com/images/portraits/20576_Midori.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on October 27, 2011, 01:10:48 AM
Going to Tokyo this weekend, just checking what was going on and saw this Kaki King person is playing.  Going to try to go see her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF9K1RXofEc

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 08, 2011, 08:52:50 AM
This time Childish Gambino (his album is streaming on NPR right now) was only so-so.

I am currently deciding if I should be missing class to see Jeff Mangum. Inclination says yes, though I guess I could just go to the Brooklyn show and not miss anything. So far away though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 08, 2011, 10:11:13 AM
I am currently deciding if I should be missing class to see Jeff Mangum. Inclination says yes, though I guess I could just go to the Brooklyn show and not miss anything. So far away though.

If you can buy extras, you probably should. I imagine tickets will go fast and be in high demand. He's playing two shows in Chicago and I'm hoping to catch one.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 09, 2011, 07:59:48 AM
I am currently deciding if I should be missing class to see Jeff Mangum. Inclination says yes, though I guess I could just go to the Brooklyn show and not miss anything. So far away though.

If you can buy extras, you probably should. I imagine tickets will go fast and be in high demand.

I imagine this as well. I'm hesitant because I took a bath on OF and Gambino extras, but this is Jeff CINECAST!ing Mangum! Also, you know, I want to see him so hard. That Wednesday night in Philly is such a killer.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 14, 2011, 01:37:36 PM
Caught Shonen Knife on their 30th anniversay tour last weekend. Despite having never listened to any of their post 90s output and there only being 1 original member left in the band, it was a whole lot of fun. Their encore was nothing but Ramones covers.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on December 08, 2011, 11:47:45 PM
Touch if u will my stomach, feel how it trembles inside, Filmspotting.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 09, 2011, 01:47:13 AM
JEALOUS!

did any kinda famous Canadian reality stars get brought up on stage?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on December 09, 2011, 08:54:03 AM
Canadian reality stars
Trying to think if that's a thing.

Anyway, he's so much fun - this arena show wasn't nearly as spectacular as when I saw him in a theatre (2003, maybe?) but it was still pretty great. Sadly we left early because the wife fell ill, but what are you gonna do, eh?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on December 11, 2011, 07:53:13 AM
Kasabian on Tuesday night. Who were ok. Fine. They wish they were Primal Scream or Death in Vegas, though.

Death in Vegas on Thursday night. Who were magnificent, but unfortunately people are spending all their money on Kasabian tickets and so magnificent Death in Vegas gigs end up being a bit flat because their real audience is watching second rate versions of them two nights before. Radio 1 is killing music.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2012, 09:37:22 AM
Going to see these bros in Philly on a Sunday night in the month of June:

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/FLYmeatwad/Destroyer-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on February 28, 2012, 10:21:12 AM
I will repeat a post since it may be better here:

having spent probably 100's of sessions in karaoke bars, I came to recognize quite a lot of the popular Chinese songs (mostly Taiwan and some HK singers) but seldom knew who they were.  So my friends invited me to the Mayday concert last night which I was liked a few of their songs.  Maybe is a 5 member band from Taiwan and put on a great show.  They played 3 hours without a break and another hour of encores, they show went from 815pm to midnight. Given I was never board even though I don't understand any of the songs and only can recognize about 5 or 6 of them, they must put on a great show...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6783999260_c95e3f0750.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6783998962_ef82f28fdc.jpg)

Two of my more favorite songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhrvpGefT7c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU7xZ5kIWUc

Coming soon, a 2 week music fest in March.. every night get to go to live acts:)  But not FLY;s type of music since a lot of it will have no words...
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 28, 2012, 10:46:32 AM
Going to see Destroyer in Philly on a Sunday night in the month of June:

I've seen Destroyer enough times that I probably wouldn't go again, but I see that Sandro Perri will be his opener so I'll be there.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2012, 10:49:07 AM
I have only seen them at Pitchfork Fest, so I'm looking forward to seeing them again. Also, to see if I get a more hostile Bejar, since he was really serene in Chicago. Do you know if Sandro Perri will be a universal opener, or Chicago only? The Philly venue doesn't have the opener listed yet.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 28, 2012, 12:27:08 PM
I have only seen them at Pitchfork Fest, so I'm looking forward to seeing them again. Also, to see if I get a more hostile Bejar, since he was really serene in Chicago. Do you know if Sandro Perri will be a universal opener, or Chicago only? The Philly venue doesn't have the opener listed yet.

I don't know that he's opening in Chicago, but I saw he's opening in Milwaukee so I'm making a hopeful assumption.

First bunch of Pitchfork acts was just announced. Per usual there's a few I want to see which will require me to buy a 3-day pass. I really hope the headliners aren't Feist, Vampire Weekend, and Godspeed because that's weak.

Exciting
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (though probably not the best setting for them)
A$AP Rocky
Kendrick Lamar

Like but not too excited
Tim Hecker (already seen)
The Field
Hot Chip

Shrug
Feist

Blech
Vampire Weekend

Not familiar enough to have an opinion
AraabMUZIK
Liturgy
Grimes
Cloud Nothings
Willis Earl Beal
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 28, 2012, 01:18:32 PM
I will repeat a post since it may be better here:

that stage show looks really great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2012, 09:14:27 PM
Excited for Grimes, though outside is not the best venue for her, I imagine. Though that was the same with Blake last year, and he was great outdoors.

I'm on the fence right now, but going to see if I can wrangle up some of my posse to make the trip out there again this year. It's so much fun, and damn it I want more of that pizza!

Also, hoping Schoolboy Q is with Lamar.

EDIT: I really was, and still kind of am on an outside chance, that LDR would play the festival.

I agree that those would be weak headliners too, even compared to a relatively weaker group last year. They need to get Mangum and bring St. Vincent back!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on February 28, 2012, 09:17:02 PM
Going to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band down in Cincy in late April. I bought the tickets before they announced they were coming to Columbus as well. That show is actually in late March. I'll probably just try and go to both because they are, how should I put this? So Dank!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
Nice use!

I personally would have went with "super dank", "mega dank", or "ultra dank" but I support any use of the term!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on February 29, 2012, 10:07:19 AM
I really hope the headliners aren't Feist, Vampire Weekend, and Godspeed because that's weak.

I don't think that is anywhere near a possiblity. Vampire Weekend are probably gonna be a headliner, but Feist and Godspeed won't be. They'll probably announce the others later on.

(Also, I can see you as being the type of person who'd like Cloud Nothings)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 29, 2012, 10:09:43 AM
Looking increasingly likely that I'll end up back at Pitchfork Fest this year as well. Should be dank.

How come you don't think Feist will be a headliner? I feel like they are pretty high profile. I mean they are on a similar level to Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes. I definitely think Vampire Weekend will be a headliner.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on February 29, 2012, 10:33:13 AM
I guess it's just perception, but I really don't think Feist is on the same level as Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes among that community.

Thinking about the festival lineups recently something like Bon Iver, Radiohead, or M83 seems more likely.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 29, 2012, 10:53:21 AM
Would love M83, and I actually felt like they would make a lot of sense. I don't think Bon Iver will end up making it because he seems a bit too big. Though I'm hoping that Mangum makes a stop.

I expect Cults, Chairlift, and others to be there. Would like Sleigh Bells (again, may not be great outside) and St. Vincent, but I think their start has risen a bit too much. Would imagine CC will get invited though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 29, 2012, 01:16:44 PM
I guess it's just perception, but I really don't think Feist is on the same level as Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes among that community.

Thinking about the festival lineups recently something like Bon Iver, Radiohead, or M83 seems more likely.

The headliners are always announced in the first batch because theoretically they're the ones that should push ticket sales. The rumor was PJ Harvey and Mangum, which I would've been super excited for, but I can't imagine they would be saving those names for a later announcement. Lolla being a month later also has an impact on booking.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 03, 2012, 02:32:10 PM
Bought the tixs to Destroyer.

Will probs buy a 3 day pass for P4K, but hold off on booking hotels/air fare until the full lineup is released, otherwise I may just try and sell off the pass. I am still having trouble getting excited for much beyond Grimes and the hip hop acts. Hot Chip too, I guess. I don't know, it's hard to get excited.

Would have cried to see Mangum, St. Vincent, or even Harvey. Hoping one of them makes it to Popped! in Philly, as I would spend another $110 to see them. And, theoretically, by that point in time I'll have a paying job, so it won't be a huge financial burden.

EDIT: Would go for sure as well if Charli XCX would be there, and I'm really hoping she'll make it since she's part of their SXSW thing.

Not quite LDR, but acceptable.

EDIT 2: Big K.R.I.T would also be super dank.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 'Noke on March 04, 2012, 05:19:47 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/f30xy.png)

Electric Picnic 2012 lineup so far, with more to be announced later on. Super duper excited I am.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 04, 2012, 06:15:43 PM
Pretty dank so far, would love to see Hansard.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 08, 2012, 11:25:12 AM
nice line-up 'noke!

Me: Radiohead, Camden... in the pit!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 13, 2012, 08:01:30 PM
Not able to make it to P4kFest this year  :'(  :'(  :'(

Will be super sad to miss the pizza and jbizz, I also expect to be even more upset when they announce more acts and I figure out I am missing Charli XCX and Jeff Mangum  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2012, 10:59:04 AM
Seeing The Shins - pit tix as well.  These pre-sales are awesome.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 15, 2012, 11:00:52 AM
Thinking about going to that The Roots picnic. Have you ever been, iKeith!, or know how the Pier is for shows?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2012, 11:12:30 AM
Went to the first one - haven't been to to the last two.  Its a great show and I'm a big fan of the Pier, outdoors (all blacktop) and they play to the river.  Seen a couple shows there now.  There was a DJ tent the year I went but no shade other than that though.  May head to that as well - James Murphy DJ set and St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, & Diplo De La Sol sounds great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 15, 2012, 11:24:19 AM
Yeah, I'm really excited for St. Vincent, Murphy, eXquire, and tUnE-yArDs. Oh yeah, and De La Sol. Need to see if I can get in on the $80 2-Day presale today.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2012, 11:34:50 AM
Not sure if this info is correct but it looks like Saturday is really the only day I'm gonna go.  Sunday looks like its just a Kid Cudi show with 2 opening acts.

Saturday, June 2
The Roots
De LA Soul
James Murphy
Tune-Yards
Flosstradamus
St. Vincent
Wale
The Hood Internet
Star Slinger
Ocd
Moosh & Twist
Danny Brown
Kids These Days
Mr. Muthaf**Kin Exquire

Sunday, June 3
Kid Cudi
Major Lazer
Chill Moody
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 16, 2012, 10:26:57 AM
That would be pretty weak, I'll have to see. Save me some money though, theoretically, I guess. Wish they spread it out a bit. I definitely want to go Saturday though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 16, 2012, 10:31:19 AM
I keep trying to go to livenation.com and ticketmaster.com and getting a "Forbidden 403" error thing. What the CINECAST!? I've tried it on three different browsers.

EDIT: Kind of wanted to see Major Lazer too, but no interest in Cudi. Where did you get this info, iKeith!?

EDIT2: Never mind, just got on there and saw it has Sunday listed as a 5pm start with just the three. Odd. Definitely hope to go to Saturday. Do you know if TLA charges any extra fees at their box office?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2012, 01:02:25 PM
I think there's a small fee for using a credit card? no service fees though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 16, 2012, 03:56:18 PM
Dank, thanks for letting me know. I usually roll with cash anyway, less of a trail. Need to make a quick trip to TLA sometime soon.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 26, 2012, 12:11:43 PM
More Pitchfork Fest artists announced. Still upset I'm not going, but none of the artists are jumping out to me too much. Danny Brown was there with Das Racist last year, and I'll probably see him at that Roots thing. With Kendrick Lamar announced I was not surprised that Schoolboy Q was added. With A$AP Rocky announced, I am not surprised to see Clams Casino there. A good line up, but not as good as last year's. Hope to make it back next year though.

Also, Sleigh Bells are dank, though I wonder how well they play outdoors. There were there a few years back before I had gone though, I think.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on March 26, 2012, 01:22:40 PM
I'm more excited about some of the new names they added than that initial lineup. Still looks like I'm mostly just going for the hiphop acts this year.

Excited for Olivia Tremor Control since I missed them in the fall. Guess I wouldn't mind seeing Dirty Projectors. Super psyched for Danny Brown/Clams/FlyLo/SchoolboyQ. The Men/Iceage for the punk side. Sleigh Bells don't do much for me.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 26, 2012, 03:18:51 PM
Schoolboy should be so dank. I'd actually like to see Dirty Projectors.

I would see Sleigh Bells just for Sexi Lexi.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on March 29, 2012, 11:09:43 PM
Tedeschi Trucks Band tonight. Was crazy good. Everybody was just so fantastic. Susan sang her ass off, Derek made grown men weep, the horn section was funky, Kofi nailed his keyboard, and his flute, solos. Elation is the best word to describe this show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 02, 2012, 02:12:52 PM
New Festival... in Delaware:

http://fireflyfestival.com/

The Killers
The Black Keys
Jack White
Death Cab for Cutie
John Legend
The Flaming Lips
Passion Pit
Cake
Lupe Fiasco
Girl Talk
YOUNG THE GIANT
OK Go
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cold War Kids
Tinie Tempah
The Wallflowers
Chiddy Bang
AWOLNATION
The Head and the Heart
Grouplove
Trampled By Turtles
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Bombay Bicycle Club
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
CULTS
Graffiti6
Allen Stone
Walk the Moon
Blind Pilot
The Felice Brothers
Heartless Bastards
Mariachi El Bronx
Matt Costa
Reptar
J Roddy Walston and the Business
Ra Ra Riot
Imagine
Dragons Kids
These Days
Penguin Prison
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 06, 2012, 07:47:34 AM
More Pitchfork Fest artists, and the lineup gets a lot better. Big K.R.I.T continues the trend of dank rappers, and I guess people will be happy to have Real Estate back (NJ! NJ! NJ!) and Beach House, though I really can't tell the difference between the two. Youth Lagoon, obvi, is the one I'm most distraught about missing.

EDIT: And King Krule too!  :'(  :'(  :'(

I regret missing those Philly shows where King Krule was there with Girls and Youth Lagoon was there. :no: I really have to see them, especially YL. Worst part is that the reason we didn't go was because we were supposed to go to Florida for a week instead and that doesn't seem like it will be happening either. Shit is weak.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 06, 2012, 11:15:37 AM
Yeah, the new additions are all solid. I'm most excited to see Lower Dens and Psychic Paramount. I love Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees and have seen both numerous times so it'll be interesting to see how they play to a large crowd.

Saw Wild Flag last night and they were great as always. Some new songs and a few covers thrown in for fun.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 06, 2012, 11:20:23 AM
I'm wondering if Charli XCX will be at Lolla since she's not here. She seems to make decent sense for Pitchfork because they have been blowing her up.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 20, 2012, 08:48:56 AM
Added to the calendar: Sigur Ros!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 09, 2012, 12:27:20 AM
The Shins - "Sleeping Lessons" live at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA 5/3/1 (http://youtu.be/jYDmbGPg-S4?hd=1)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 08, 2012, 08:43:24 AM
No class, no taste, no shirt and shitfaced.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 17, 2012, 11:29:47 PM
Going to see these bros in Philly on a Sunday night in the month of June:

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/FLYmeatwad/Destroyer-1.jpg)

This just happened and it was super dank! Not much from Kaputt which, despite how much I lvoe that album, was super pleasing. Union Transfer is a really great venue, and the smaller-ish crowd was excellent. I was actually basically right up against the stage. Had I leaned over and reached out I could have grabbed Bejar no problem. Being that close to the legend. Watching him seem disinterested as he knelled down and took sips from his drinks of choice (though not actively upset, so perhaps that phase of career is one that is over and I have missed), while his band was so intent and focused, was a spectacle. Wishing that some of that magic would rub off on FLY. Being inside was great as well, simply because it kind of created a much different sound than when I saw them/him last July in Chicago. Outside the sounds sort of carried, which complimented a lot of the airy notes and whatever that define a lot of their music and are especially prominent on Kaputt (which is basically what they played at P4K Fest) while this sort of encapsulated everything and had this glorious bottle of energy. Different moods and whatever.

Shit was dank.

Still wish I was going to P4K Fest this year as well, though Grimey being a headliner is weird and I kind of feel like LDR would be more interesting or something, even if a lot of the bands/rappers I'm interested in actually have overlapping/conflicting times while the ones I'm less interested in have sets to themselves.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on June 18, 2012, 04:01:08 PM
Not much from Kaputt which, despite how much I lvoe that album, was super pleasing.

New stuff, old stuff, a mix? How was Sandro Perri?

I'm seeing Bejar and co. this Sunday.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 18, 2012, 04:36:14 PM
A mix, I believe, but don't quote me on that. I'm not the Destroyer expert I pretend to be, it's just another failed facade in my attempts to emulate roujin. But I do think it was a mix, regardless. I've only been through a few of their previous albums once or twice.

We got there late so only caught the end of Sandro Perri's stuff. The last two songs he played, he told us, were called "Changes" and "Wolfman", which both seemed like really long songs. Too many sections of meandering instrumentals for me, but I also can't really evaluate without listening to more of his stuff and now seeing his whole set to see how the energy built. Evidently he's a pretty popular guy though because the standing room floor was pretty full while he/they were playing and then as soon as he finished it emptied out enough that my friend and I were able to make to basically right on the stage.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 19, 2012, 08:39:06 AM
Probably going to El-P, Killer Mike, and Despot in the middle of July, so I guess it partially makes up for not going to Chicago that weekend.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on June 20, 2012, 10:07:21 AM
Probably going to El-P, Killer Mike, and Despot in the middle of July, so I guess it partially makes up for not going to Chicago that weekend.

I'm thinking about seeing them in a couple weeks. I believe Mr. MuthaCINECAST!in' eXquire is on the bill as well.

In other news, found out Colin Stetson is playing here Sat. and I'm all over it.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 20, 2012, 01:30:07 PM
Oh shit, no CINECAST!ing way! I'll have to look in to that because that would be the CINECAST!ing dankest. I was hoping Danny Brown would be there, but he's in Chicago that weekend and not on tour with them, so mostly I'm saying I wish he was also part of that tour, but whatever I just want to see that guy again since last time the circumstances were not the best and I didn't know him.

Either way, can't wait! Also, great seeing Mr. MuthaCINECAST!in' eXquire on The Eric Andre Show this week.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 20, 2012, 01:41:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iEGEW2MQL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://open.spotify.com/album/187Ux6ssjIVYpVSONyVNKJ)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a5TsbMVqL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://open.spotify.com/album/0zu9Yx4jC1Kp7E6LliKfzI)

heh, was just given tix to see these acts this eve!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 22, 2012, 08:10:34 AM
Oh shit, no CINECAST!ing way! I'll have to look in to that because that would be the CINECAST!ing dankest. I was hoping Danny Brown would be there, but he's in Chicago that weekend and not on tour with them, so mostly I'm saying I wish he was also part of that tour, but whatever I just want to see that guy again since last time the circumstances were not the best and I didn't know him.

Either way, can't wait! Also, great seeing Mr. MuthaCINECAST!in' eXquire on The Eric Andre Show this week.

Turns out, in some cruel twist of fate, that the Philly show is one of only two or three shows that Mr. MuthaCINECAST!in' eXquire won't be in attendance  :'(  :'(  :'(

Next time I know, don't get my hopes up.

That said, he should do a joint tour with Danny Brown now.

EDIT: I'm also going to imagine that this implies he'll be in Chicago that weekend/night. Does Danny Brown play on Saturday?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 22, 2012, 10:15:55 AM
1. Moz! Atlantic City!

2. David Byrne! St. Vincent! Tower Theater!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 22, 2012, 10:35:32 AM
Dank, I really want to see St. Vincent. I can never find anyone to go, so next time she's around I'm just going to roll solo.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on June 24, 2012, 04:56:56 PM
Caught Colin Stetson last night, along with drummer Frank Rosaly and violinist Sarah Neufeld (best known as an extended member of Arcade Fire). Each played solo and were all very good. I was especially impressed that Rosaly held my interest for his entire 40min set, no small feat for a guy just playing drums and some other percussion. Stetson was the real powerhouse. Seeing him bleat away on that massive bass sax was really impressive. I'm pretty sure he had his throat mic'd as well because there were some crazy vocal noises emanating along with the sax. It was funny whenever he emptied the spit valve and there was just a continuous stream of liquid. He switched off to a smaller sax for a few songs and they were also quite good.

Here's a live video (http://youtu.be/k9YJM2GCvk8) of him to give you an idea.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: shuabert on June 24, 2012, 06:32:50 PM
The annual Jazz Festival is going on here right now, and I had a chance to check out Feist last night with Timber Timbre. I had seen her before about 7 or 8 years ago in a small club, and it was intimate and fantastic. What I was most impressed with hearing her last night was the way she has expanded her sound to suit bigger venues. The music hasn't changed, but she feels like a stadium rocker now. Here are a couple videos of the performance. It was an incredible night. There's something so good about outdoor shows. Plus she played "Anti-Pioneer", my favourite song from her newest album. That blew my mind.

The Bad in Each Other (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVlpanYblmI)
Encore set: Sealion & Saddest Part of a Broken Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmyLI8oZH8c)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2012, 08:34:12 AM
Super disappointed about missing the festival and even more disappointed about the limited streaming options. I think there's only about two acts a day (if that) online that I really want to see and a few others that I'm only passably interested in.

Most disappointed that I won't be able to see Youth Lagoon, Danny Brown, Japandroids, and most especially Willis Earl Beal. I really hope he comes to Philly some time in the near future.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on July 13, 2012, 11:48:36 AM
The Stone Roses at Heaton Park. I went for the first two nights, Friday and Saturday.

The fanboy in me says that both nights were truly magical, as you'd expect of any resurrection worth it's salt, that Ian's voice made Sinatra sound like an injured cat, that Squire played all the licks that Hendrix meant to play, that Mani made Bootsy Collins look like a five-thumbed bass nincompoop and that Reni made Buddy Rich look like Moe Tucker.

The reality, however...

the first night I was stuck behind a barrier around 200 yards from the stage and the wind blew the sound all over the place. I was caught just on the wrong side of two giant speaker stacks, so I couldnt really get a decent sound. All I could hear of the first 6 or so songs was the bass, which was way, way too high. Occasionally Squires guitar came chiming through but only on tunes like 'Sally Cinnamon', which start with a chiming guitar line before the bass started up again and bludgeoned everything in its path and it's like being in a nightclub toilet.

After about 20 minutes i maneouvered myself to underneath the sound stage and managed to get a decent sound, but now could only see 50% of the stage.

The occasion was magical, though. And I truly, truly mean that. And seeing them have a big group hug at the end of the gig was genuinely touching and I got a tad choked up. If it werent for the fact that I was just so pleased to be there, after years of thinking I'd never get to see them, I think I'd have probably been disappointed. Or worse.

The saturday night, though, was much, much better. I got there early and so managed to get myself a wristband to get into the front pit. Got myself pretty much directly infront of the stage, around 50 yards back, and had a blast. This time they did knock me out. Good sound, good look, good gig.


my only other gripe about the whole thing is that - and there is absolutely no way of saying this without sounding like a complete snob - some of the fans of The Stone Roses don't deserve a band like that. I think they attract a lot of the Oasis crowd (I love Oasis... or at least I did do, once upon a time), who just see them as a link in the lad-rock chain: "No Stone Roses = No Oasis", type thing, who just see them as a band who "play some fookin' mega choons, like", which i think does them a massive disservice. There's nothing laddish about John Squire, and the songs are steeped in literature, art, politics and are generally much, much sharper than anything Noel Gallagher ever wrote.

Still, what can you do, eh?

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2012, 05:40:26 PM
Super disappointed about missing the festival and even more disappointed about the limited streaming options. I think there's only about two acts a day (if that) online that I really want to see and a few others that I'm only passably interested in.

Most disappointed that I won't be able to see Youth Lagoon, Danny Brown, Japandroids, and most especially Willis Earl Beal. I really hope he comes to Philly some time in the near future.

Not surprising, but Twitter is blowing up basically saying that Willis Earl Beal gave the greatest performance ever.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 15, 2012, 05:21:53 PM
Hear broken. Missed CINECAST!ing GaGa. I hope you saw her, jbizz!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 16, 2012, 02:04:34 PM
My Pitchfork recap, for FLY, and anyone else that is interested:

Friday
Lower Dens - Missed the first 10 min. of their set because of the rain. It was good and reminded me that I need to give the new album a few more spins. Wish I had gone to their aftershow.
Olivia Tremor Control - I love their albums and was excited to see them but it was kinda boring. Wish I had checked out Willis Earl Beal instead.
A$AP Rocky - It was fun, but way too much from his posse.
Japandroids - Missed Big K.R.I.T. for them, which turned out to be a mistake because the small stage had major delays and they only played 25 min. or so. I wasn't in a great spot so the sound wasn't great and there wasn't a lot of energy. I heard it was much better towards the front. Still don't get why they weren't on one of the main stages because they're certainly popular enough.
Clams Casino - The least visually interesting performance I saw all weekend, though not a surprised. Beats were top notch.

Saturday
Atlas Sound - I showed up late and missed Psychic Paramount, which was a bummer. I did get to the park in time to get soaked. Things had cleared up a bit by the time Bradford started, wearing some crazy whiteface (or maybe it was sunscreen). He's pretty great and I always enjoy his banter.
Liturgy - Haven't checked out their album but I hear good things. I caught their last 3 songs and was digging it.
Cults - I wasn't planning on watching Cults but I had finished my record shopping for the day and wanted a good spot for FlyLo so I stayed put. What a major snooze.
Flying Lotus - Sure, he spent most of the time behind his laptop, but he's also has a charismatic stage presence. Awesome job of mixing some big crowd pleasers (N__ in Paris, Yonkers, I Go Hard in the Paint!) with his more out there stuff, all while looking like he was having a great time. An MC came out towards the end, didn't catch his name.
Wild Flag - They opened with a cover of Television's "Evil", which was great. Hard to take your eyes off Carrie when she's doing her guitar antics. Rock stars.
ScHoolBoy Q - Boy have I slept on his album. His performance was my favorite of the rappers I saw. No hypeman, just ScHoolBoy. I was standing next to the VIP risers and looked up and there was Hannibal. Told him how much I've been enjoying The Eric Andre Show and that I was bummed I couldn't make their live show the next night.
Chromatics - They started waaaay late and only played 25 min. It was good but I'm sure they're much better indoors.
Danny Brown - The crowd was definitely into Danny. He's one hell of a party MC. Kinda funny seeing some parents covering their kids' ears because dude is filthy. He was one of my most anticipated acts of the weekend and didn't disappoint.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - I wasn't sure how their sound would translate outdoors but I was up pretty close so it sounded good to me. I really liked their visuals.

Aftershow - Ty Segall/The Men - Ty Segall and his band get better and better every time I see them (7 or 8 times since the beginning of last year) and for my money, are one of the best live bands around (along with Thee Oh Sees). He does a great job of mixing up his sound and we even got a cover of Dirty Deeds twice! I really like The Men's 2011 album and liked their new one on my first listen. Their set started out strong but devolved into this Southern rock boogie sound that I wasn't much digging.

Sunday
Thee Oh Sees - The great failing of the Pitchfork schedule was having Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall's sets overlap. I watched the first half of their set and then headed over to catch Ty again.
Ty Segall - A similar set from the night before, including Dirty Deeds, but I could watch it everyday. Ty crowdsurfed almost all the way back to the soundboard, which was awesome.
Kendrick Lamar - Disappointing. Not just because there was no Ab-Soul all weekend, but the crowd didn't seem to into it (probably from the heat). The big rumor was that Gaga would make an appearance during his set, but that didn't actually happen. I only saw the pic of her on the side when I got home. I wanted to stay for Oneohtrix Point Never but I need to do some laundry and was hot and tired so I called it a day.

Aftershow - Thee Oh Sees/The Blind Shakes - Like I said, Thee Oh Sees are one of the best live bands around. Such a killer groove, I love it so much. The last few times I've seen them, they've had a 2 drummer set-up (with Lars from The Intelligence), but this show was back down to 1 drummer. The Blind Shakes were wicked. And Janet Weiss (drummer for Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag) was standing behind us all show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 16, 2012, 03:35:56 PM
Damn, would have been dank if GaGa had performed. Not super surprised that she's a fan of Kendrick, but more shocked that she was actually there. Would have been cool to see Schoolboy Q, obvi. Even more awesome that you saw Hannibal. I also would have loved to have gone to the Eric Andre live show.

You didn't stay for any of the big headliners? HRO hasn't told me if Grimes effing tanked yet.

I figured that Japandroid's sound would have been better contained rather than in the open, but James Blake was great last year, so what do FLY know? They were around Philly a few times when Post Nothing came out, but I missed them both times. Might check them out next time they are around. Super sad to hear about Cults. I loved their album.

Danny Brown left me underwhelmed at Das Racist last year, but part of that was the poor sound quality, my frustration at being packed in despite trying to leave from the front after Curren$y's great performance since I was seeing Blake in a few months and was more interested in Neko Case (made a good decision staying though because JB was dank), and my unfamiliarity with his greatness. I hope he tours around here soon, would like to see him a lot because I hear he can really 'work the crowd'.

I will watch the Big K.R.I.T performance videos they have on Youtube along with a few others. I only watched A$AP streamed live which started off kind of shitty but then got really good I felt. Wish Schoolboy Q had come out for a song or two a day early. Seeing those guys together would have been great. I liked when he asked people to throw weed and other drugs up on the stage for them. I like to imagine if I was famous and in to that stuff I could get people who likely make less money than me to give me their drugs for free. I wish I was there. I would have liked to see Youth Lagoon.

Here are some upcoming Philly concerts I am considering seeing:

The Drive Tour (featuring Colleges, Anoraak, and Electric Youth)
The Tallest Man on Earth ($25 is probably too much though, also no one else will likely go with me)
Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz (this would be dank. Well worth the $17 or whatever it would be after fees. Need to see if someone will go to this. Wonder if he's great live)
WHY? (I don't know who these people are, but Serengeti opens)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (this is the night after, but I missed them in Chicago last year and hear that he gives great live performances. I don't get how he and Kurt Vile make anything close to the same type of music. There's also the risk that he just gets pissed off and cancels the show after performing for like 30 minutes or whatever. Apparently he did this last year in Chicago. I think I was at another show earlier and then was eating towards the end of his set or something and felt like it wasn't worth it. Dumb move, FLY)
Glen Hansard (Starbucks-core's greatest treasure, I guess)
Wye Oak (didn't like their album, but John Darnielle implies strongly that I am wrong for not liking their album. Won't go to this, but interested anyway)
Grimes (curiosity. Would have definitely gone if friend Charli XCX was opening)

That is all.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on July 17, 2012, 12:47:50 AM
I have it on good authority from more than one person that Ariel Pink is a real asshole.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: SeanGather on July 17, 2012, 03:54:44 AM
Going to this at the weekend - http://www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk/

The lineup is pretty crappy, apart from some of the local bands (I'm going with my friends Salò (http://www.facebook.com/saloband), who you guys should definitely check out as they are fantastic) but they actually burn the Wicker Man at the end of the weekend! Plus there is a cinema showing The Wicker Man, Rosemary's Baby, Alien and other classics. I'm pretty excited.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 17, 2012, 08:45:00 AM
I have it on good authority from more than one person that Ariel Pink is a real asshole.

That's the charm though, right? Like I would be disappointed if he didn't have a meltdown and end the show early. It's a double bind!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on July 17, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
The local jazz scene was going down for a while but the last few months it really picked up.  Tuesday night, 1am, and still going strong.  the club was pretty full for the 1st two sets, then about half for the last set

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7591761552_185224be26.jpg)

I plan to just go for an hour or so and then next thing I know it is 230am when I am getting home on a work night.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 17, 2012, 09:09:33 PM
Don't know who St. Lucia is, so I'll probably leave for that one, but on July 30th Charli XCX is coming to Philly to play. Really going to make an effort to get out there and see her! Cannot wait!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on July 20, 2012, 11:14:54 AM
Future tense

Tickets were going fast, but I barely sneaked through and got me some for Mandy Patinkin's concert in Aug. Wish you were here GothamCity, so you could go with us. :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2012, 02:39:37 PM
Some recent iPhone vids:

Radiohead - "Lucky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zetnKiH3w3I)", "Give Up the Ghost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1bzYz8Nvfc)", "Feral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9-RD1cxsLo)"

Roger Waters presents The Wall Live - "The Trial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuP5F46upjM)"
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 03, 2012, 01:54:11 PM
Was looking forward to watching some Lollapalooza this weekend on Youtube, but they changed a bunch of the artists that were scheduled to go on their stream channel. I'll definitely still watch The Weeknd since I was most interested in him/them anyway, but I'm pretty sure they dropped Ocean, Passion Pit, M83, and a few others.

Wish that they were streaming Tallest Man On Earth and Chief Keef as well.

I think it's silly that Jack White is basically the 'headliner' of the festival (or at least he's closing it out and it seems like Pitchfork holds their most mainstream accessible headliner for last show of the last day and I assume Lolla is doing the same), him or Black Sabbath I guess, but perhaps not nearly as perplexing as Donald Glover closing things out for rappers on Sunday night. I still like his EP, but come on guys. Seems like a weak line up for hip-hop there as a whole. Odd considering how great of a year 2K12 has been for rap.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2012, 06:36:54 PM
Hope everyone weathered the storm alright.

Apparently the schedule is updated though, but no streaming. Really bummed since I was home earlier than expected and was hoping I'd still be able to catch The Weeknd. Pretty weak.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 05, 2012, 11:48:23 AM
The storm was bonkers. My brother has a press pass all weekend but I haven't heard how bad it was last night.

Friday I saw Frank Ocean and he was very good. The crowd was full of screaming ladies, might be a first for a show I've been to. Oh yeah, and he was wearing a Blow-Up shirt for most of the show.

Afghan Whigs were last night and it was awesome, a 2 hour set that included a bunch of covers, including Ocean's "Lovecrimes".
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 23, 2012, 04:10:06 PM
Not really music, but Eric Andre is rolling through Philly on September 19th, so I'm hoping to make it out to that one.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on September 27, 2012, 10:51:57 AM
Saw Prince last night and it was so great. Wished he had played a little longer and was disappointed he didn't hit a few classics that he did at the Mon & Tues shows (Kiss, When Doves Cry, Nothing Compares 2 U). Maceo even came out and played on a few songs, which was awesome. I had no idea Janelle Monae would be the opener so that was a nice surprise. She's a very good live performer.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 28, 2012, 11:47:42 AM
(http://www.setlist.fm/widgets/setlist-image-v1?id=43dddb97) (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/david-byrne-and-st-vincent/2012/tower-theatre-upper-darby-pa-43dddb97.html)

That was awesome. Though I got there during Strange Overtones as there was no opener. Apparently someone came out on stage at around 8:05 and made an announcement that they were running on time, there was no opening act and the show would begin in 5 minutes - lol, helpful to people outside the venue or in the bathroom!

There was a huge brass section and some very lame/awesome choreography. St. V is fantastic, Byrne dedicated Outside of Space and Time to the Higgs-Boson. Most of the crowd was there to see the 3 Heads covers, annoying a bit but they were huge sing alongs and really sounded amazing.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on September 28, 2012, 12:22:00 PM
Saw Prince last night and it was so great. Wished he had played a little longer and was disappointed he didn't hit a few classics that he did at the Mon & Tues shows (Kiss, When Doves Cry, Nothing Compares 2 U). Maceo even came out and played on a few songs, which was awesome. I had no idea Janelle Monae would be the opener so that was a nice surprise. She's a very good live performer.
Awesome. I saw him last year (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=728.msg646427#msg646427). Good times.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: With fronds like these... on October 22, 2012, 08:23:36 AM
I saw Radiohead at The O2 Arena in London a couple of weeks ago.
I wrote a bit about it here. (I loved it).

http://theproseandthepassion.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/all-this-and-its-monday-night/ (http://theproseandthepassion.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/all-this-and-its-monday-night/)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on November 11, 2012, 05:05:52 PM
I went to see The Jim Jones Review a few weeks back.

Rock as she was meant to be Rolled.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 11, 2012, 06:56:32 PM
Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, and the rest of the A$AP mob one week from tonight!

Hoping to see Q and Rocky do their songs together and DB and Q do their songs together.

Hands on the mother CINECAST!ing Wheel!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 19, 2012, 01:07:15 AM
Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, and the rest of the A$AP mob one week from tonight!

Hoping to see Q and Rocky do their songs together and DB and Q do their songs together.

Hands on the mother CINECAST!ing Wheel!

A$AP and Q did their songs together, but Danny and Q sadly did not. I yelled out "Flight Control" and the DJ for ScHoolboy Q heard me since he looked up and smiled, but no go. A$AP Rocky apparently did not hear me constantly yelling "Lana that's my bitch" at him.

Oh yeah. And CINECAST!ing out of nowhere Ab-Soul was there! He did "Terrorist Threats" with Danny Brown, which blew my mind because I didn't expect him to be there at all. Then he did "Druggies Wit Hoes Again" with Q. It was CINECAST!ing siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. I really hope Black Hippie do a tour together, or at least Ab-Soul does a so(u)lo tour.

Plus, for interested parties, Flatbush Zombies were also there to do their song with the A$AP Mob. That was pretty CINECAST!ing cool. Those guys are dank.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: SeanGather on November 19, 2012, 04:42:53 AM
I saw Swans in Manchester on Saturday. Intense doesn't even begin to cover it. I am not a Swans fanboy by any stretch - the only record I have truly given the time to is Soundtracks for the Blind, which has become one of my favourite records ever -  but I have been dying to see them live because of their reputation and they didn't disappoint. The show was in a sold-out sweatbox, and the atmosphere was perfect for them. Loud, primal, tribal, visceral and relentless.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on November 20, 2012, 02:13:40 PM
Loud, primal, tribal, visceral and relentless.

That's about right. I think I'd add "punishing".
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on November 20, 2012, 09:01:53 PM
Les Mis on Sunday in Chicago and Patricia Barber on Monday 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Solid Blake on November 30, 2012, 06:31:46 AM
Went to see Delta Spirit at the House of Blues, Boston.

The opening band was some punk-esque group from Southern California who sang about coke, speed, and girls. I hated them. Fidlar, I think they were called.

The next band was a Black Keys-esque duo from Massachusetts, they were pretty good. I forgot what they call themselves: Something Brotherhood?

Last, was Delta Spirit. It was the last show of the tour, and they were having fun... and what they lacked in polish, they made up for in energy alone.

I had seen these guys in a small pub setting on the same street (Landsdowne) two years prior and nothing will rival that intimacy-feeling, but this was fun.

Here's one of those dumb hipstergram photos I took: http://instagram.com/p/SnMPA-zBar/
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 30, 2012, 09:13:07 AM
heh, saw FIDLAR when they opened for The Hives earlier this year. I don't really remember much about them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 01, 2013, 10:26:12 AM
Probably won't make it to P4K Fest again this year, but not super jazzed about the headliners anyhow (http://pitchfork.com/news/49381-r-kelly-bjork-and-belle-and-sebastian-to-headline-pitchfork-music-festival-2013/).

Like, R. Kelly, really?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 01, 2013, 10:32:41 PM
Probably won't make it to P4K Fest again this year, but not super jazzed about the headliners anyhow (http://pitchfork.com/news/49381-r-kelly-bjork-and-belle-and-sebastian-to-headline-pitchfork-music-festival-2013/).

Like, R. Kelly, really?

Seriously? Those headliners are CINECAST!ing amazing! Bjork has been my #1 to see forever and Kells is great. I've seen B&S before, but I'd pay $120 just to see those 3 bands alone.

Also picked up tickets for 2 nights of Boris shows. The first is going to be the "hits" and stuff they don't play live and the second night will be more experimental.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2013, 01:46:12 PM
Seeing Bjork would be cool (get LVT there too!), but unless R. Kelly is going to perform "Ignition," the remix, and then all the chapters of Trapped in the Closet I'm not sure I'd really care to see him live. Would much rather see The Weeknd or someone. I'm indifferent on B&S. Didn't really care for TV On The Radio a couple of years ago though. Or most of the headliners last year though either. Interested to see who else comes on, but not really feeling the big names. Where the CINECAST! is Jeff Mangum!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: MartinTeller on February 03, 2013, 01:52:04 PM
I saw Bjork in... oh, 95 or 96?  Aphex Twin opened.  Damn good show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2013, 09:01:04 AM
Sasquatch Fest line up looks CINECAST!ing nuts. (http://pitchfork.com/news/49422-the-postal-service-vampire-weekend-the-xx-earl-sweatshirt-death-grips-grimes-dirty-projectors-danny-brown-tame-impala-to-play-sasquatch/)

If I had the extra cash I would make that trip to Washington.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on February 07, 2013, 11:29:52 PM
Walk the Moon (http://open.spotify.com/artist/6DIS6PRrLS3wbnZsf7vYic) with opener Pacific Air (http://open.spotify.com/artist/3LedjkHgJTjLJfDTM5YgmD)

Had never heard of Pacific Air. They were decent, had good energy at least. Walk the Moon freakin' rocked it as expected. Theirs was one of my favorite albums from last year. Such a catchy pop/rock sound. Brought the energy level to another level. They were unbelievable. The experience could have been better. My friend and I ended up behind the two tallest kids in the room, which was unfortunate. And I do mean kids, the other downside of the concert. For whatever, the crowd leaned towards the much younger side. Like high schoolers predominately and college kids. Very strange for a couple of 24 year olds to be in a crowd that was significantly younger than even us.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: don s. on February 11, 2013, 09:47:31 AM
Just got my ticket to see Blackalicious next month. Remember them?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 18, 2013, 02:33:16 PM
Joey Bada$$ CINECAST!ing up. Going on tour, but no Philly dates, just an appearance at the Roots Picnic. Need to see if anyone wants to go, but outside of Joey and How To Dress Well there's no one else I really want to see. Maybe check if Grimey is hopping out on molly in the audience during the day, perhaps. Trinidad James and Hit Boy will be there too, which is okay I guess. I need to listen to some Araabmuzik stuff too, I think he's supposed to be there.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Windchaser on February 22, 2013, 06:49:56 PM
This is sad because I have only been to a few cover bands since getting married.  However, 7 years ago we saw Paul Simon in Santa Barbara.  What a concert!  Not a dry eye in the place  after wartime prayers played...

I really want to see Van Morrison... 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on February 27, 2013, 05:57:36 PM
Not yet, but I just snagged some tickets for this Friday to hear Terrence Mann in concert!!!

(http://i46.tinypic.com/vru4bl.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: don s. on February 27, 2013, 08:15:37 PM
Nice! I'm always interested to learn what the "Village of the Damned" kids are up to these days.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on February 27, 2013, 08:47:07 PM
 :D

If his mind reading powers are still in effect, he'll know that I want him to sing "Falcon In The Dive."
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Wilson on March 06, 2013, 04:25:19 AM
Went to see Chvrches at the weekend, home town show at the Arches.  Nice venue for this act, acoustics worked very well.

Brilliant electro pop, Liesand The Mother We Share live are particular highlights.  45-50 minute set, and confirmed album due out in September.  Great show.

Also got tickets this morning to see Haim at the end of May.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 09, 2013, 04:06:54 PM
Going to probs see any combination of one or all of these people within the span on a week in May:

Danny Brown
James Blake
Youth Lagoon

Spread those tours out, bros!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 11, 2013, 02:11:07 AM
doing JB as well!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 12, 2013, 10:02:20 AM
Yeah, I'm hoping to do that one. He may get the ax though because my friend who is also going has already seen him once (and I've seen him twice), but it really depends on how the new album goes. I've seen Danny Brown twice as well (that ScHoolboy Q/DB/A$AP Mob show in Philly which he missed because he drunkenly broke his collarbone like two weeks before, and in Chicago for P4KFest with Das Racist before I knew who he was. The friend was watching Battles or someone at that time, I think, so he missed him there too), but he's seen him no times. Neither of us have seen Youth Lagoon.
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Post by: jbissell on March 26, 2013, 12:53:07 PM
Pretty excited about the final Pitchfork lineup.

Lil B!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 26, 2013, 09:25:45 PM
Yes, that announcement saddened FLY that he won't be making it this year. The God doesn't do many shows that I know of, especially not in Killadelphia, so I am upset that I will miss him. About to DL his new #RARE mixtape PYT.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 05, 2013, 03:50:42 PM
Picked up the tickets today, locked in to seeing Danny Brown for a third time on May 8th!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 10, 2013, 09:35:30 AM
What the CINECAST! The Mountain Goats? In my eternal struggle to see a just John Darnielle show it seems with this upcoming duo tour where it's just him and Peter Hughes has made that a bit closer to reality (though not quite, but still pretty close) and yet on this tour they avoid all major cities in FLY.

So looking like I need to figure out if it's best to make a trip to Hoboken, York, PA, or some place called Munhall, PA. I have no idea if me getting to any of these places are realistic. Should just hop a train to Cinci and see them there. Why pick these locations? No Philly? Not even an NYC (which is much farther, but I could at least turn that in to a day trip) show? What the CINECAST!.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 10, 2013, 12:31:50 PM
Made In America Festival line-up (http://pitchfork.com/news/50265-nine-inch-nails-kendrick-lamar-solange-schoolboy-q-more-to-play-jay-zs-made-in-america-fest/):

This year's lineup includes Beyoncé, the revived Nine Inch Nails, the entire Black Hippy crew (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Phoenix, Miguel, Queens of the Stone Age, A$AP Rocky, Solange, Public Enemy, the Gaslight Anthem, AlunaGeorge, 2 Chainz, HAIM, Wiz Khalifa, Jesse Rose, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nero, Walk The Moon, Feed Me, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Emeli Sande, GTA, Robert DeLong, Red Light, Rudimental, Jessie Rose and TJR.


Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 10, 2013, 12:42:46 PM
Aw CINECAST!, I guess I should think about getting tickets. Black Hippy just needs to do a CINECAST!ing solo tour. Or Ab and Q need to go on tour together again. Those are the two I'm most interested in seeing. Not really interested in anyone else (already have seen A$AP and don't need to see him again), and actively dislike a few (mau5, Wiz, Macklemore & Some Guy) so I'm not sure if I'll go. Don't like Beyonce either. Bring Yeezy and Passy Pit back. If they mixed the best of last year with the best of this year I would be about it hawwwwwwwd.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on April 10, 2013, 12:43:57 PM
Walk the Moon are great. Fun show too.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 15, 2013, 11:23:38 AM
So tickets were only $117 after fees for the early bird. Figured that Q, Ab, Kendrick, and NIN would be about that on their own. Broke down and bought tickets. Will be at this festival, will see Walk The Moon at your recommendation, C-Dub.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 15, 2013, 02:22:52 PM
Managed to get the $67 (90+ after fees) "mystery" tickets to the first Rolling Stones show in Philly!

Quote
As a part of the general on sale, there is something for everyone, including over a 1,000 tickets per show at $85 (including service charges). Some will be among the best seats in the house in the Tongue Pit, with others spread around the arena. Tickets will be sold as a pair. You will find out your seat location when you pick them up the night of the show. Other tickets range from $150- $600 (plus service charges).

We will be using strict anti-scalper measures to ensure that these $85 tickets go to Stones fans and don’t end up on the resale market with wildly inflated prices. We appreciate your attention to the following, so that you have the best experience possible:

You must pick up your tickets in person, along with your guest. Once you have the tickets in hand, you will be escorted into the arena. There will not be an opportunity to leave with your tickets before going into the show.
Picture ID, your confirmation number, and the credit card used to make the purchase are required for pick-up. Without these things, you will not be able to pick up your tickets.
If we suspect any reselling or transfer of these tickets they will be immediately voided and you will not be entitled to any refund.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 15, 2013, 02:34:24 PM
Kind of a cool idea, and depending on the band (makes sense for the Stones, even though I'm not sure how they are now/I'm not a huge fan of their older stuff anyway, they are iconic and it's an 'event' concert so even if those end up being nosebleeds the chance is still worth it for the possibility of getting right up front) I would be down to take the chance on something like that despite my generally conservative, fearful qualities. Ticket fees are so CINECAST!ing weak though. Those festival tickets came with a $17.50 service charge fee! What the CINECAST!! I even selected the print at home option to cut out shipping costs. :no:

Best of luck getting the best seats, iKeith!!

Not sure I like the "only sold in pairs" thing though, does that mean you are required to buy two mystery tickets for $180 or something?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 15, 2013, 03:01:34 PM
yeah, had to buy two but I have a cople heads who would probably take the other seat/stand.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 15, 2013, 03:11:41 PM
Indeed. Again, with The Rolling Stones or other big bands I reckon the "sold in pairs" thing isn't a huge concern. Kind of a bummer for people with no friends though!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 30, 2013, 02:11:10 PM
Seeing Johnny Marr this eve - that will be the useful parts of The Smith within a 4 month span. July brings Bernard Sumner New Order to town so constituting the essential parts of Electronic... oh and just announced this morning... Pet Shop Boys are playing in October! Its like an 80's british new waver's dream!

Also, seeing both versions of How Soon is Now should be pretty great.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on April 30, 2013, 03:08:23 PM
Got tickets to see Alabama Shakes and Tedeschi Trucks Band so far for the summer. Lots of other stuff I could see myself making it out to though.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on April 30, 2013, 04:22:01 PM
You guys! Not fair!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 09, 2013, 12:12:22 PM
Saw The Features last eve at this new place Milkboy. Tiny railroad row home upstairs from a bar. No "back stage" area - the encrore break consisted of the band huddling on the stage steps chatting and grabbing water for a bit and heading right back up. Sound wasn't bad though - small PA system is enough to fill the place. One staircase, almost knocked over the drummer from the opening act (Heyrocco) as he was bringing down his kick drum. people hanging out and chatting with both bands afterwards - nice vibe.

FLY: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yetlzin is playing there next month.

The line-up for the Fourth of July Jam have been announced: The Roots and Special Guests: John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole

http://blog.vh1.com/2013-05-09/philly-4th-of-july-jam-on-vh1/
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 09, 2013, 01:27:31 PM
Excellent, I shall look in to going. Willis Earl Beal played there last year, but I missed the show. A true bummer, because it sounds like it would have been the perfect place to see him.

I went to kitty and Danny Brown last night. Of the three times I've seen Danny this was easily his best performance. In the past he's had major audio problems where his beats ate everything up and songs sounded kind of messy, but everything was mostly clear last night. He pulled out singles, staples, and a bunch of new stuff from Old that he said would definitely be out in the future. Really great energy and a pretty great crowd. We ended up hitting a bar before hand and didn't get to TLA until like 9:30 for a show that was supposed to start at 8. Apparently there was another opener we missed, but whatevs, got there (to my surprise) just in time for kitty. She CINECAST!ing killed shit, though she only did about six or seven songs. Did like 4 from DAISY rage, two from haha, im sorry, and one that I didn't recognize so I don't think that was from The Lizzie McGuire Experience. She didn't do "R.R.E.A.M." which bummed me out a little, but she did most of my other favorites. She's a delight to watch, really easy to surrender to her music's charms. I even got a semi-close up view of her at the edge of the stage during Danny's last song, which was pretty bad ass.

Haven't been able to figure out if this was the case, but I'm pretty sure I saw Action Bronson there too. Like five feet away from me on the upper level during kitty's show. Then I saw him off to the side of the back stage area during Danny's set. It was definitely the same guy, and I thought it was him. But I could be wrong, haven't gotten any kind of clarification. It seems strange that he'd be able to walk around during a Danny Brown show without being constantly harassed, but it looked a lot like him. Or maybe it was just a fat guy with a beard. Who knows. Either way, great show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 09, 2013, 05:17:24 PM
Caught Titus Andronicus with the So So Glos last weekend. TA are still one of my favorite live bands and the So So Glos are great live as well. Hadn't been in a pit in months, definitely felt it in the morning. The 2 bands closed out the night with covers of I Love Rock n Roll, No Sleep to Brooklyn, and Billy Bragg's To Have and To Have Not. Plus we got a cover of Hungry Heart and Ghost with a Boner earlier in the night. Patrick from Titus said they were recording the show from the soundboard and they'll be posting it soon.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 09, 2013, 09:03:37 PM
NJ! NJ! NJ! represent!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on May 10, 2013, 12:27:02 PM
NJ! NJ! NJ! represent!

Also the same night the Bulls eliminated the Nets, making it even more fun.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2013, 01:34:31 PM
FLY is all about the Knicks. CINECAST! the Nets, they turned their back on NJ! NJ! NJ! (though I didn't like them before that either).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jensuch on May 10, 2013, 06:21:04 PM
Got tix for The Head and the Heart at the end of the month and Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket in July!  I've seen Wilco about 4 times, but have never seen the other two.  Not holding out hope for Dylan, but am finally diving into MMJ and really looking forward to what they do live. 

Somehow, neither of these are at Red Rocks, although I can't imagine a Red Rocks free summer.  Maybe the Lumineers and Paper Bird in September?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 11, 2013, 07:38:46 AM
People I know who have seen modern Dylan live say it's kind of strange and a little sad, but still a great experience. I would love to see that guy, even if everything ends up being mostly inaudible grunts.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jensuch on May 11, 2013, 07:55:07 AM
Yeah, my expectations are definitely not too high.  But it will be an experience for sure.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on May 11, 2013, 08:33:36 AM
Isn't Richard Thompson part of that shindig too? He is at the Columbus show anyway. Would love to see him.
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Post by: jensuch on May 12, 2013, 11:38:42 AM
He might be and I'm not just not remembering because I don't know his music.  Guess I should figure it out and start buffing up before July. 

Also, I'm thinking about cheap tix to see Telekinesis in a tiny little club here in Denver.  Anybody seen them live?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 20, 2013, 07:02:57 PM
Death Grips announce tour...no Philly shows.

Might go see Blames Jake in November when he comes to Union Transfer. Kind of a tougher venue to get to, but decent parking. Sucks it's on a Monday night though. Guy is a machine, he's always touring when his album cycles are in effect. Like touring for a year, he had a lengthy tour when he released his debut album as well, I think.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 18, 2013, 10:11:44 AM
Rolling Stones are gonna have to work pretty hard to be the best show this week. The Postal Service delivered* last night! (w/ Ra Ra Riot)

*jokes

(http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/565ce6c8d7cd11e2bec722000a1f8c33_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jensuch on June 20, 2013, 05:57:40 PM
Fitz and the Tantrums last week was CRAZY GOOD!  So much energy.  So much dancing.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 21, 2013, 10:42:41 AM
Rolling Stones are gonna have to work pretty hard to be the best show this week. The Postal Service delivered* last night! (w/ Ra Ra Riot)

*jokes

Yeah, the PS show was the better of the two.

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/1ea1781cd9c511e2b65722000a9e00be_7.jpg)

Had the "mystery tickets" to the Stones show, those tickets ended up being 10 rows from the rafters, far right side - even with Charlie's drum kit. Seems like a lot of people I was in line with were placed into that section, though while standing in the Will Call line for 20-25 minutes I think two groups got Pit seats and went on cray-cray screaming sprees! My section was filled with a lot of dissapointed people and many who ended up roaming for better open seats in the venue before being sent back... and a couple people who enjoyed themselves. The view of the backdrop/lips/stage show was non-existant and a big hanging speaker column mostly hid Ron and Mick when he took 4 steps back from the mic.

Still glad I saw them. Was a good time, just not great. "Emotional Rescue", "Honkey Tonk Woman" & "Miss You" were excellent. Brad Paisley came out and joined on "Dead Flowers" which was great. They really cranked the volume for the encore - ears were rinning after "Jumpin' Jack Flash" & "Satisfaction" in a way that they hadn't after the main  set. Someone had to help Charlie on with his cardigan at the end of the show and the encore break was the band dipping behind the drum kit wall and enjoying tea at the Keurig station that was set up there... #old.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on June 21, 2013, 10:55:05 AM
Fitz and the Tantrums last week was CRAZY GOOD!  So much energy.  So much dancing.

They definitely seem like a good high energy act that would be fun to see live. I'll have to see when they are coming near me, really dig their new album.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 30, 2013, 09:57:49 AM
this could be good:
(http://manncenter.org/sites/default/files/jcole_300.jpg)

So as Unexpected 80s July ends, in addition to the 1985 listening project, seeing the 25th anni screening of They Live, catching Can't Buy Me Love in 35mm. I caught A Flock of Seagulls and New Order in the past few weeks!

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/0180c4e4ed1211e2892d22000a1fb82c_7.jpg)
A Flock of Seagulls - "Space Age Love Song" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEnOcqU_bBY)

(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/76b2331ef7d611e2a15422000a9f19a4_7.jpg)
New Order - "True Faith" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxmLVdKFYig)
New Order - "Atmosphere" (Joy Division cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx9a2RTBD6E)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Eldog on July 31, 2013, 06:16:36 AM
this could be good:
(http://manncenter.org/sites/default/files/jcole_300.jpg)

J Cole's "The Warm Up" and "The Come Up" mixtapes promised big things that I feel his studio albums have failed to deliver.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 31, 2013, 03:46:56 PM
Camping out in front of my computer on Friday, waiting for 10AM when Union Transfer will start selling tickets for a show on Thursday January 30th year 2014. On this night NMH comes to Philly. Need. These. Tickets. A chance to see one of the greatest living poets perform.

Would have liked to see Dylan in his prime, but would be cool to eventually see him, though I guess he's not on the must list for me anymore, though he is still one of the greatest living poets.

Right now the three acts/greatest living poets I want to see at some point in my life are, in no particular order: Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Mountain Goats (preferably a JD solo show, but will take a full band promoting the latest album show I guess, really all about the solo show though as that tends to open up the full library). There is a chance one of these three can be achieved early next year!

Imagine these things will sell quick though, and people are only allowed to buy two tickets to prevent scalpers. Plan to buy two for my friend and myself, and he's going to try and buy two for our other two buddies. Hope it all works out. There was also word a while back that Kanye is supposed to tour to support Yeezus, so assuming he doesn't show up at MiA (he won't, probs, since he was there last year with GOOD Music), perhaps I can check him off as well. I wish JD did his more personal tour in the Philly area and not CINECAST!ing Hoboken.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 02, 2013, 09:44:39 AM
Got them! Tickets sold out in less than a minute.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2013, 10:11:15 AM
Pretty CINECAST!ing upset at this Made In America development. Set times were released yesterday, and I was most looking forward to Sunday because all of Black Hippy were supposed to have their own shows, so I could just bounce between Jay Rock, Ab-Soul (who I wanted to see most of all), Q, and Kendrick as times lined up. Schedule comes out yesterday and only Kendrick is on there for a 45 minute set, presumably where they will just incorporate the other members of TDE. That shit is CINECAST!ing weak. I should have known to never trust Jay-Z, CINECAST! that guy. There's some TBA artist at 1-145 on Sunday now, I think, but I highly doubt it will replace this travesty. Unless it's Kanye I guess, that would be CINECAST!ing sick.

The good news is that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will still perform as scheduled  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) CINECAST! Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on August 29, 2013, 11:15:52 AM
In other upsetting news, Charli XCX has cancelled her tour because she's opening for Paramore in Europe. She's going to reschedule for later in the fall and I'm hoping I won't have a conflict.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2013, 11:53:58 AM
Hopefully kitty will still be there too.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 31, 2013, 10:04:09 AM
Heading out in the most ignorant of tanks. Today's lineup looks something like this for old FLYmeatwad:

Walk The Moon: 2 - 230
A$AP Rocky: 3:15-4
Public Enemy: 4:45-5:45 (will probs cut this short because...)
2 Chainz: 5:45-6:30 (will stay for all of this even though...)
Cloud Nothings or Imagine Dragons: 6:30-7:30 (probs Cloud Nothings though despite them having 2k12's most overrated album)
Eat/maybe a lil bit of Empire of the Sun or Porter Robinson 7:30-8:30
Phoenix: 8:30-9:30 (again, more overrated stuff, but their new thing was better than their other thing I guess, wish this was just Passion Pit year 2, love king of mindie)
Hop between Deadmau5 and Beyonce as neither are very good

Sunday:

Yazz The Greatest: 2-2:30 (name is deceptive)
The Underachievers: 2:45-3:30
Will listen to a bit of Solange from afar as I camp out for...
Kendrick Lamar/Black Hippy (this is still so CINECAST!ed, 45 mins what the CINECAST!): 4:30-5:15
Miguel: 5:15-6
Don't care after that, this day was supposed to be the shit because I was just going to bounce around from Rock to Q to Soul to Kendrick, but I got totally boned. Will probably watch NIN at night and QotSA.

EDIT: Either way, I will be wearing some ignorant tanktops these next two days, there may be pictures.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on August 31, 2013, 05:45:04 PM
Saw Walk the Moon last night. First show of their new tour. Such a fun live band!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 04, 2013, 01:05:53 AM
Heading out in the most ignorant of tanks. Today's lineup looks something like this for old FLYmeatwad:

Walk The Moon: 2 - 230
A$AP Rocky: 3:15-4
Public Enemy: 4:45-5:45 (will probs cut this short because...)
2 Chainz: 5:45-6:30 (will stay for all of this even though...)
Cloud Nothings or Imagine Dragons: 6:30-7:30 (probs Cloud Nothings though despite them having 2k12's most overrated album)
Eat/maybe a lil bit of Empire of the Sun or Porter Robinson 7:30-8:30
Phoenix: 8:30-9:30 (again, more overrated stuff, but their new thing was better than their other thing I guess, wish this was just Passion Pit year 2, love king of mindie)
Hop between Deadmau5 and Beyonce as neither are very good

Sunday:

Yazz The Greatest: 2-2:30 (name is deceptive)
The Underachievers: 2:45-3:30
Will listen to a bit of Solange from afar as I camp out for...
Kendrick Lamar/Black Hippy (this is still so CINECAST!ed, 45 mins what the CINECAST!): 4:30-5:15
Miguel: 5:15-6
Don't care after that, this day was supposed to be the shit because I was just going to bounce around from Rock to Q to Soul to Kendrick, but I got totally boned. Will probably watch NIN at night and QotSA.

EDIT: Either way, I will be wearing some ignorant tanktops these next two days, there may be pictures.

how were the parkway party?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 04, 2013, 09:39:29 AM
There will be a full recap coming soon, I think. Or not, in which case I'll just post in here.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 06, 2013, 08:39:37 AM
K. West touring with K. Dot. Unsurprisingly, Kendrick won't be at the Philly show, rather Philly gets "Special Guest TBA"

Also unsurprising, no date listed for when tickets to the Philly show will go on sale.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 27, 2013, 09:48:56 AM
You know what the midwest is? Young & Reckless! Got my tickets for Kanye! They are kind of far away, but they have been secured! Yeezus just rose again!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 27, 2013, 03:32:34 PM
nice.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 15, 2013, 02:23:30 AM
caught the Deltron show last eve. the live orchestra filled things out really well. the white trombone girl and her white trombone dancing was awesome. closing with Cling Eastwood was effin awesome. Seen Gorillaz a couple times but it's so much better with Del on the mic.

Steve Aoki played guitar?!? Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta on bass... weird set-up. Automator clicked something on his computer at the start of most tracks then spent the majority of the night as a conductor who's had a few too many (no tie, barely tucked in shirt, doing the same back and forth motion - tails were a nice touch though). Kid Koala was jumping on his sawhorse which held 3 decks during the new track with Zach De La Rocha... dunno how the whole thing didn't collapse. Automator had piles of Canadian jokes to launch at KK. Del flubbed some lines (read: a decent amount) but over all it was pretty great. great crowd for a sunday night show, opener going on at 9.

#TromboneGirl
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 15, 2013, 08:35:24 AM
Wanted to go to that one, glad to hear it was pretty CINECAST!ing dank.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 15, 2013, 11:35:06 PM
#TromboneGirl on Letterman now.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 16, 2013, 10:02:36 AM
So turns out King Kendrick is going to be the opener for Philly's stop in the Yeezus tour. That is pretty cool. At Made in America Kendrick was good but not great, still this is way preferable to who I assumed it would be (Big Sean) though not as great as who I was hoping it would be (Pusha T). Don't mind seeing Kendrick again though for a full set. In other news, Kendrick was also added to half (2/4) of the NYC shows for this tour. Is that cool? Kind of. FLY doesn't have tickets any way, but on the second night of each venue in NYC A Tribe Called Quest is not only opening for Kanye, but these two shows are also the last time they plan to perform live, so I wish they were in Philly instead of Kendrick.

Fans want the feeling of A Tribe Called Quest, but all they got left is this guy called West.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 17, 2013, 08:31:48 AM
Hello. Yeezy season approached last night, and it was incredible. I saw a God. I even saw Jesus in person. More to come later, I reckon.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 18, 2013, 11:37:31 AM
Hello. Yeezy season approached last night, and it was incredible. I saw a God. I even saw Jesus in person. More to come later, I reckon.

Seems Yesus is a big Wendy's fan! Now THAT'S Better!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZNK4s_IQAAzmGa.jpg)
@KimYeUpdates

Kanye and Kim at the Wendy in Philly on 15th and Chestnut on Friday.
11:22 AM - 16 Nov 2013
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 18, 2013, 01:54:41 PM
Yeah, wish I was there. I haven't been to Wendy's in a while, but it has inspired me to go. I should have went to see BitWC on Friday, could have seen Yeezy himself maybe.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on January 22, 2014, 04:57:19 PM
Passed on Kraftwerk 3D tix once I saw the price ($61!), but will be catching The Knife in April. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 30, 2014, 09:41:49 AM
Well, tonight is the night. FLY will be seeing Neutral Milk Brotel.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 31, 2014, 08:58:12 AM
Well, tonight is the night. FLY will be seeing Neutral Milk Brotel.

Was incredible. "Oh Comely" live!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 04, 2014, 09:49:59 AM
jelly!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 04, 2014, 10:07:51 AM
Sometimes FLY 'gets it right.' Was worth the $10 parking, standing out in line for the mandatory will call, and being on the computer literally the second tickets went on sale to get the maximum two tix allowed per purchase.

Might go see either St. Vincent or Schoolboy Q and Isiah Rashad at the end of the month/beginning of next month.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 04, 2014, 11:22:41 AM
Only tickets I have at this point are Nick Cave in the summer at the Mann. That will change whenever Daft Punk announces their damn tour already!

May do the Governor's Ball though - line-up looks aces.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 04, 2014, 01:25:37 PM
It is a good lineup, though I'll likely just stick with MiA again for monetary reasons and location whenever they announce their presale. Assume Outkast will be there.

Missing out on 2 Chainz and Pusha T in NYC tomorrow night though, which is a bummer.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 04, 2014, 03:21:42 PM
Heh, NMH just announced a date at the Mann in July... do love that venue.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 14, 2014, 09:00:06 PM
Early line up for P4K (though filled with some repeats from two years ago) is CINECAST!ing stacked.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on February 16, 2014, 06:25:08 PM
Early line up for P4K (though filled with some repeats from two years ago) is CINECAST!ing stacked.

I'll finally see NMH. Looking forward to the Slowdive reunion and Moroder and Sun Kil Moon. Otherwise, it's ok but I'm not excited yet.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 16, 2014, 06:46:29 PM
Death Grips, brah! King Push! Would be dank if they got Chance too.

Just listened to that new Sun Kil Moon twice. It's so good.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 18, 2014, 09:35:39 AM
I CINECAST!ed up, St. Vincent all sold out and tickets going for like double price on Stubhub. How did that happen  ??? :o :o

EDIT: I was my fault though, looks like there was no opener so the draw of all Annie Clark all the time is something I should have picked up on. Just kind of figured that an opener would be added, have not been to a show without an opener before. Three times in a row I've missed her when she toured now. FLY, you suck.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 18, 2014, 11:00:03 AM
She's coming to Dallas next month and I should probably go. Might order tix this weekend.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 17, 2014, 08:31:52 AM
Bought tixs to MiA in Philly. CINECAST! LA!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: The Deer Hunter on April 18, 2014, 05:11:01 AM
Me and the mrs is off to see Michael Bublé next weekend. I'm excited.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 18, 2014, 11:24:22 AM
Bought tixs to MiA in Philly. CINECAST! LA!

nice, i'll get to one of those eventually... but CINECAST! Budweiser!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on April 18, 2014, 11:46:50 AM
I got tickets for Neko Case. Truth be told I like her with The New Pornographers about 100x more than I do her solo stuff, but pickings are a bit slim in Fargo and I wanted to go to a concert.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on April 19, 2014, 12:11:19 PM
She puts on a good show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jbissell on April 22, 2014, 12:59:54 PM
She puts on a good show.

Yep, she's great live.

I've got The Knife tomorrow night. Looking forward to the spectacle.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: shuabert on April 22, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
I got tickets for Neko Case. Truth be told I like her with The New Pornographers about 100x more than I do her solo stuff...

I feel entirely the opposite.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 22, 2014, 03:02:04 PM
MiA Philly lineup announced. Yeezy season is CINECAST!ing approaching! This will also be like my 5th time seeing Danny Brown. Not super huge on The National nor am I familiar with Kings of Leon or J. Cole too much, but all in all a solid lineup. Looking forward to YG and Grimey bb as well, and I'm hoping Girl Talk brings out Freeway for a song or two. Excited for Holy Ghost as well, especially since they will probs be on a smaller stage so I can get right up in there.

De La Soul should be fun, and Pharrell is whatever. Wish that Chance,  Joey, or Flatbush would be there, but whatevs. Also, was really hoping for St. Vincent. But yeah, should be fun. KANYE!

EDIT: Just saw that Chance is playing LA, which is a bummer, would have swapped Danny for him and KoL or The National for Weezer(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) because CINECAST!ing Weezer. Looking like they will do that TDE BS they pulled last year in LA, but I'll be pissed if they just give Ab his own set because I want to see that guy so bad.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Lobby on June 21, 2014, 02:48:58 PM
I'm going to see Pearl Jam performing in Stockholm this upcoming Saturday. I bought two tickets for the concert and gave to my daughter when she turned 20 recently, saying that she totally was free to bring anyone she'd like to the concert. She inveted me :) (Which I suspected she would). It's not the best of seats since I was a bit late in buying the tickets and the arena is sadly known to have horrific sound. AND it's outdoors and as it looks now it's going to be very cold and in worst case even rainy.

Nevertheless: I'm really looking forward to this! They're supposed to be a good live band and the last concert they had in Stockholm, two years ago, which I missed, they got absolutely raving reviews. So I'm hoping that at least it will be decent, despite the circumtances.

I'm so grateful that I pretty much share my musical taste with my daughter. We've gone to several great concerts together and we'd had a blast while doing so.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: oldkid on June 28, 2014, 09:51:41 PM
Just recently I saw Cloud Cult with all my kids.  We all really like the band and it was an exciting experience, especially for Ideathy who had never been to a concert before.   I've really been lucky in being able to share my children's musical tastes and they borrowed from mine.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Lobby on June 29, 2014, 03:24:55 AM
Pearl Jam playing in Stockholm on June 28 was no short of amazing. They've been doing this for such a long time, they keep touring the world, you'd think they'd grew a little old and tired by now, but they're not. They played as if there was no tomorrow. You know the kind of concert that makes you feel as if you're on drugs. Painless, weigthless, free from whatever existential angst that burdens you. I never wanted it to finish.

And Eddie Vedder is a genius, in case you ever were in doubt.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: oldkid on June 29, 2014, 08:48:54 AM
It's great that you had such a good time... almost euphoric given your language.  You had such doubts going in, it's wonderful that it worked out better than you planned.  An experienced band and crew can overcome the problems of any venue, I guess.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Lobby on June 29, 2014, 10:58:50 AM
Thanks! Fortunately they had the roof closed yesterday. At some concerts they don't, for instance if there are fireworks. But no such things there. PJ are fireworks by themselves, they don't need artificial ones.

This fan video gives an idea of what it was like. Eddie Vedder takes the camera from a fan around 1.45 into the film and shoots from the stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ToHp6VDxg

Just awesome.

My only regret is that I wasn't quick enough to book tickets, so I was seated, not in the crowd on the floor.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 30, 2014, 04:09:27 PM
jeez, finally went to a show this year... caught the smooth summer sounds of Goldroom's live band at the Bowery Ballroom Friday eve. blissy.

just looked, this was my longest gap in show attendance since October 2004 - June 2005.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on October 10, 2014, 01:50:08 PM
Last week I saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with guest Steve Winwood at Red Rocks out here in Morrison, CO.  I'm glad I live about 15 minutes away from such a great venue.  We got their a bit late, so we were all the way up at the top, and we mostly enjoyed watching the people around us.  I've seen Petty and Winwood before, always a good show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 23, 2015, 11:40:37 AM
Just bought a ticket for the Mountain Goats in Philly on April 13th!

My big 3 artists I wanted to see live were NMH, Kanye, and Darnielle. After that night, all will be checked off the list. So excited!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 26, 2015, 09:13:59 AM
My good friend is the lead singer in a Pink Floyd tribute band called Beat to a Pulp and I went to hear them last night. They were pretty astounding. His performance for Hey You left the audience in stunned silence for a couple of seconds.

They're putting on a full production of The Wall in July and I'm probably running video for that one. Should be fun.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2015, 03:47:41 PM
A few pics I snapped last night from my friend's production of The Wall:


(http://i.imgur.com/MN2jQaw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/co2ZgvD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NulcC7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on August 01, 2015, 07:52:16 PM
haa. that is pretty cool.. played the entire album?  Did they try to add the taped sound effects?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2015, 09:06:28 PM
It's the full album. I'm running the taped effects. At our second night right now.

Leave those kids alone.

(http://i.imgur.com/158tnRs.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on August 01, 2015, 10:34:00 PM
If you have a short video clip, can you post it?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2015, 10:58:46 PM
Someone recorded video of it for the band. I'll try to get them to upload something because it was pretty awesome for such a small venue.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2015, 11:12:13 PM
Oh yea, and the encore is the B-side of The Dark Side of the Moon.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on August 28, 2015, 11:10:38 AM
Just bought tickets to see Jason Isbell in December!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on October 06, 2015, 05:09:34 PM
Just bought my ticket to this!

(http://i.imgur.com/y6DVqxE.jpg)

I know next to nothing about Shinedown or breaking benjamin, but even a third of a concert of Nothing More's music is so worth it!


ses, I'm not familiar with Jason Isbell, but I'm listening to some of his songs right now on youtube and you are going to have a wonderful time at that concert. :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on October 17, 2015, 12:15:27 PM
Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl a few weeks ago. Epic performance. She's a force of nature. I'm not even particularly a big fan of her recorded work, but performed live the songs are amazing.

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: MartinTeller on October 17, 2015, 02:27:08 PM
Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl a few weeks ago. Epic performance. She's a force of nature. I'm not even particularly a big fan of her recorded work, but performed live the songs are amazing.

I was just listening to her yesterday!  Slave to the Rhythm and the dub version of her latest album Hurricane.  Really great, IMO.  Not a big fan of her first few disco-era records, but the stuff she did with Sly & Robbie and Trevor Horn is fantastic.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: don s. on October 17, 2015, 05:21:26 PM
The night after Jim Webb made an ass of himself in the Democratic candidates' debate in Las Vegas, I went to see Jimmy Webb (no relation, probably) in concert in Phoenix.

Jimmy sits at a piano and tells rambling stories about the origins of some of his most famous songs, then plays and sings them. I suppose it's kind of like a show-and-tell based on his forthcoming autobiography.

Anyway, some of the songs he played that you might have heard of were:

"Galveston"
"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
"Highwayman"
"Up, Up and Away"
"MacArthur Park"
"Wichita Lineman"
"Didn't We"
"The Worst That Could Happen"
"The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"

... actually, that was all of them.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on November 02, 2015, 07:08:06 PM
Bob Dylan played Royal Albert Hall in London between the 21st and 25th October. We saw him the last two nights.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: saltine on December 06, 2015, 05:16:45 PM
We went to see Hugh Jackman last night and he was terrific.  So handsome, talented and fit.  He's quite the song and dance man, even did a tap dance.  What I loved the most was his love of AUS.  He sang the great songs from Boy from Oz plus saluted NYC, the old musicals, Aboriginal culture, Australia and more.

The Peter Allen songs, Tenterfield Saddler, Once Before I Go, and I Still Call Australia Home were highlights for me. 
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on December 06, 2015, 09:29:55 PM
What an amazing experience, saltine! I loved how great he was in the recorded Broadway version of Oklahoma.



Knocked Out Loaded, you must be a big fan to get tickets for two shows! Quite a historic event.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on February 03, 2016, 01:17:32 PM
Knocked Out Loaded, you must be a big fan to get tickets for two shows! Quite a historic event.

That's correct, Sandy! We are looking forward to see him again in April in Tokyo! :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on February 03, 2016, 10:32:26 PM
Wow! That's a long way to go to see a concert! :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on February 05, 2016, 01:48:24 PM
Wow! That's a long way to go to see a concert! :)

As it is a bit to travel we're going two nights! ;D
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on February 05, 2016, 08:59:52 PM
 :))

You're groupies through and through.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on February 29, 2016, 04:40:34 AM
:))

You're groupies through and through.

Yes!

This is why:

https://youtu.be/EDIqLnsLkSg (https://youtu.be/EDIqLnsLkSg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on February 29, 2016, 05:48:41 PM
:)


Believe it or not, that is the first time I've heard Simple Twist of Fate. Highly relatable words.

I'm sure it's why he's so loved.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 06, 2016, 12:05:02 AM
Saw Migos the other night. It was a lot of fun, though they did a lot of YRN2 and not enough YRN or NL2, but still a great show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 19, 2016, 11:21:53 AM
The Franklin Institute (one of the science center/museums in Philly) does a science after hours thing once a month. This month has a musical theme and featured some live performances including Low Cut Connie playing in the planetarium with some fun down projection. One of the more intimate and unique shows I've seen and included a great cover and sing along of "Suffragette City".
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on June 17, 2016, 10:57:44 PM
Saw Brandi Carlile tonight, second time for me. I think she's my favorite live performer. There are people whose music I like better, but none are quite so able to make the songs I might be mixed about listening on my iPhone stand out as special. The venue was really nice, my first time there. Hope to go to a few more things before I head out of town next year.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 22, 2016, 09:37:41 AM
Last Thursday was M83/Tame Impala at Merriweather Post Pavillion - solid show, but odd that the higher energy M83 went first. Though the crowd was more there for TI... not gotten that much of a contact high even at bonnaroo!

Monday. The Cure. Madison Square Garden. Epic.

(http://www.setlist.fm/widgets/setlist-image-v1?id=53fe6369)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on June 22, 2016, 10:23:49 AM
4 encores? Half their show was encores. Seems a little conceited.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 22, 2016, 10:42:08 AM
4 encores? Half their show was encores. Seems a little conceited.

haha. yeah, they're planned breaks but they put on a 3 hour show spanning 40 years of output so I'm ok with it.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 22, 2016, 11:56:33 AM
Last month, I caught up with a couple of bands I love.

The first was Lucius, a fun pop band.

(http://i.imgur.com/xjPjMuY.jpg)

The second was my favorite folk group, Over the Rhine.

(http://i.imgur.com/3KfHEbP.jpg)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: mañana on June 30, 2016, 11:23:25 PM
they're planned breaks
Scheduled hair teasing sessions, I expect. The absence of "10:15 Saturday Night" is a bummer and it's strange not to do "Friday I'm in Love" at an arena show, but that's a great set list.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 07, 2016, 09:17:50 AM
they're planned breaks
Scheduled hair teasing sessions, I expect. The absence of "10:15 Saturday Night" is a bummer and it's strange not to do "Friday I'm in Love" at an arena show, but that's a great set list.

Think it was just because it was the 4th evening. Other evenings got Friday, Fascination Street, Plainsong, Lovecats, stuff from the 2004 ST album, ect.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on August 17, 2016, 04:11:07 PM
I'm going to see Ryan Adams at Red Rocks tonight!!!!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on August 18, 2016, 08:13:38 PM
I'm going to see Ryan Adams at Red Rocks tonight!!!!


Listening to "Come Pick Me Up" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOSNQkxXKW4#no) as a poor substitute for being there.

Enjoy the concert! :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ses on August 18, 2016, 08:23:56 PM
I'm going to see Ryan Adams at Red Rocks tonight!!!!


Listening to "Come Pick Me Up" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOSNQkxXKW4#no) as a poor substitute for being there.

Enjoy the concert! :)

It was pretty fantastic (http://www.heyreverb.com/blog/2016/08/18/ryan-adams-slays-red-rocks-tour-ender-rarities-new-song/120361/).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on August 19, 2016, 12:25:28 AM
 :)

Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2016, 01:50:04 PM
I can finally say I saw Bruuuuuuuuce. I am still no more than an occasional fan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjv1GK2G6hE
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 17, 2016, 02:24:23 PM
Saw Chance the Rapper last night in Dallas. It was magnificent.

Here's a clip I took of Cocoa Butter Kisses (https://goo.gl/photos/bLQaCs4ypCx6Y7AR9).

And Same Drugs (https://goo.gl/photos/cgxxY61yyPLJFAR28).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 17, 2016, 11:16:04 PM
Damn, sick. I have missed him the few times he was in Philly, and this tour he counted his Made In America stop as his Philly stop, which was a bummer since I missed that this year again. Need to see him some times. Almost saw him last September, but had to unload the tickets because something came up. Would have been cool because it was between Acid and Coloring.

I saw Lil B and Clams Casino on Friday. It was nuts. Clams had a great set, and mixed in a bunch of his ASAP stuff at one point which was fun. Lil B was wild, did a bunch of DJing stuff, talked about positive things and based life, had a CINECAST! ton of people on stage, and rapped a little bit of his hits and played a bunch of others while doing his entertainer stuff, which makes sense, since he has so many songs it would be hard to memorize them and still be spontaneous, as he seemed to be. The guy didn't even know how to DJ all the way, which was endearing. I wish I wasn't upstairs in the 21+ seats, and standing in the pit, because it got crazy at points.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 18, 2016, 09:06:49 AM
I also have a clip of Sunday Candy but my phone won't upload it to Google Photos for some reason.  :-\
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 19, 2016, 09:10:57 AM
Got tix for Seu Jorge's The Life Aquatic/Bowie tribute show in December... kinda super psyched.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 19, 2016, 12:32:52 PM
That sounds awesome. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: verbALs on November 17, 2016, 04:10:05 PM
December 7. Cardiff. Pixies.

I come to praise Caesar.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: MattDrufke on November 20, 2016, 03:22:26 PM
My girlfriend and I let our Xmas gifts to each other slip:

She's taking me to Wilco in February.
I'm taking her to Regina Spektor in March.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 13, 2016, 12:42:24 AM
That sounds awesome. I'm jealous.

Very good time:

https://youtu.be/RPhtclypXjw
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on June 20, 2017, 03:06:21 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2lj22w2.jpg)

Like nothing I've seen or heard before! The sound pushed, nay slammed against the hall's walls. Watching him interact with the audience was as fascinating as the music, for he had them eating out of the palms of his hands. He also gives as big as he takes though, for he is as invested in them as they are with him. I speak in the third person. I was just about as swept up as the rest, but this is a venue where the front rows are worth the extra cost. He practically makes love to them. :))


Setlist

Anthrocene
Jesus Alone
Magneto
Higgs Boson Blues
From Her to Eternity
Tupelo
Jubilee Street
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
I Need You
Red Right Hand
The Mercy Seat
Distant Sky
Skeleton Tree

Encore:
The Weeping Song
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on October 19, 2017, 02:37:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/d5YJfxE.jpg)

Well, this was the polar opposite experience of the Nick Cave concert, in that Cave contorted himself both body and soul to interact and connect with the audience, while I'm not sure if Bob Dylan actually knew we were there. When I read KOL's statement in the Dylan music thread, "It is like Dylan and the song are alone together. Like the audience and the band have disappeared. Like time has stopped," I wondered what it would look like and now I don't, except by and large he was very aware of his band. It seemed like the 2,000 plus audience members were allowed to sit in on one of their jam sessions and the only time the fourth wall broke, was after the encore when the band all stood in a line and Dylan struck his signature, sea legs, hand on hip pose,

(https://i.imgur.com/cVhN2Cl.jpg)

and took in the admiration of the audience. I do need to say, this was my experience from the second tier, so I don't know what kind of eye contact he was making with the up close audience. But here's the thing, I don't think I'd have it any other way. While other bands are pumping up the audience, Dylan's is letting their music do the talking. With a take it or leave it attitude, they do their expert thing and the hall goes into a type of dulcet, Dylan hypnosis, only to pull out of it, as suddenly the band is no longer on stage. Luckily they come back for two more songs, so as to seal the deal.


Setlist

Things Have Changed
It Ain't Me, Babe
Highway 61 Revisited
Why Try to Change Me Now (Cy Coleman cover)
Summer Days
Melancholy Mood (Frank Sinatra cover)
Tryin' to Get to Heaven
This Nearly Was Mine (Rodgers & Hammerstein cover)
Honest With Me
The September of My Years (Frank Sinatra cover)
Pay in Blood
Tangled Up In Blue
Early Roman Kings
Soon After Midnight
Desolation Row
Thunder on the Mountain
Autumn Leaves (Yves Montand cover)
Long and Wasted Years

Encore:
Blowin' in the Wind
Ballad of a Thin Man



A word about Mavis! Or maybe three.

Freedom, love and understanding!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4bFasgr56A

Three more words: She's a delight!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: oldkid on October 19, 2017, 02:38:40 PM
Great setlist and a perfect encore!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 23, 2017, 10:46:27 PM
Wow, I didn't know that Dylan did "Desolation Row" live, that my favorite of his songs. Sounds like a great show!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on October 24, 2017, 04:30:33 AM
The last few years Dylan's setlist has become increasingly fixed and when you ask a hard core fan what songs he played the previous night the answer often is: "He played the Setlist". This is a big shift from how things used to be from when I got into Dylan, almost twenty years ago. When Warren Zevon was on his last days in 2002 for instance, Dylan all of a sudden played a few of his songs for a couple of months. On the 21st October he played Tom Petty's "Learning To Fly" (Petty was born the 20th) which was a surprise. Dylan does nearly a hundred concerts a year and it has been that way for almost thirty years now. He has ceased to introduce the band to and the only interaction with the audience that remains is the standoff at the end of the show. This moment almost has a function in reverse too; it is as like it is the band who have come to see the people in the auditorium, not the opposite. It is understandable that Dylan gets some critisism for this approach. His concerts has evolved into some kind of artifacts. But still, it is a privilege to live in an age where we have access to this genious artist. Thank you for the review, Sandy!
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on October 26, 2017, 01:51:08 PM
Thanks for helping me understand Dylan better! :) So happy I went and took part of a piece of history as it's happening. Someday, long in the future, I can say, "I went to one of those stops on his never ending tour."
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 13, 2017, 08:43:22 PM
Saw tMg on Saturday night, they were really great, as always. Passed on seeing EMA to see them, which I'm bummed about because that show was super small and I haven't seen her since P4K fest like 6 years ago, but also it's tMG, even if I am seeing them again in April (and maybe December).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: aewade90 on November 13, 2017, 10:29:52 PM
Setlist

Things Have Changed
It Ain't Me, Babe
Highway 61 Revisited
Why Try to Change Me Now (Cy Coleman cover)
Summer Days
Melancholy Mood (Frank Sinatra cover)
Tryin' to Get to Heaven
This Nearly Was Mine (Rodgers & Hammerstein cover)
Honest With Me
The September of My Years (Frank Sinatra cover)
Pay in Blood
Tangled Up In Blue
Early Roman Kings
Soon After Midnight
Desolation Row
Thunder on the Mountain
Autumn Leaves (Yves Montand cover)
Long and Wasted Years

Encore:
Blowin' in the Wind
Ballad of a Thin Man


For all the maligning views about Dylan phoning it in for live performances, seeing him two nights in a row headlining a festival is still one of my highlights, despite not being overly familiar with him. Considering that year of the festival had standout performances by George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, ZZ Top, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Fishbone, Jethro Tull, and B.B. King, Dylan's shows were just next level for reasons I can't quite enunciate.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on November 14, 2017, 12:09:27 PM
This is an accurate observation. 8)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: aewade90 on December 08, 2017, 10:01:09 PM
Paul McCartney is playing in my town tonight. I spent way too much money on tickets and haven't been this excited for a concert in eons.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: pixote on December 10, 2017, 02:05:24 AM
Paul McCartney is playing in my town tonight. I spent way too much money on tickets and haven't been this excited for a concert in eons.

How was it?!?

pixote
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: aewade90 on December 10, 2017, 09:24:47 PM
Paul McCartney is playing in my town tonight. I spent way too much money on tickets and haven't been this excited for a concert in eons.

How was it?!?

pixote

I pretty much cried for 3 hours and change. An incredible performer, and having 40,000 people singalong to songs that I've been listening to for literally my entire life was just amazing.

Setlist:

A Hard Day's Night
Junior's Farm
Can't Buy Me Love
Jet
All My Loving
Let Me Roll It
I've Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
In Spite of All the Danger
You Won't See Me
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
I Wanna Be Your Man
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
A Day in the Life
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Encore:
Yesterday
Get Back
Mull of Kintyre
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on December 10, 2017, 10:13:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/o6qjcJJ.jpg)



I'm really happy you had this experience, aewade90 and I envy you in a big way. :)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: pixote on December 11, 2017, 12:26:07 AM
I'm really happy you had this experience, aewade90 and I envy you in a big way. :)

Yes, this!

pixote
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 11, 2017, 07:36:10 PM
Loving the inclusion of "FourFiveSeconds"
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on January 01, 2018, 03:16:53 AM
The past two days I attended the EDM-heavy indoor festival Snowta here in Minneapolis and it brought to mind this review from a couple years back:

Under the Electric Sky: EDC 2013 (2014)

Watching this documentary, focused on a mass rave/EDM festival held in Las Vegas, I kind of see the person I wish I could be. The kind of person who could go out in a mass of people, to let go of myself and exist in the moment, to engage in the pure sensory and sensual nature of it. Instead, the crowds, with their disorder and chaos, would throw me into a panic attack. I'd be uneasy dancing with the music, concerned about looking foolish, even though no one else is paying attention.

Having now been present for an EDM festival (albeit one on a significantly smaller scale than EDC I can approach this from a different perspective. This was certainly a crowded festival just in terms of the density in most areas, but I found I largely tolerated that, usually by just placing myself in less crowded areas. However, watching those throwing themselves fully into it...the elaborate and often mockable dancing...the extremely skimpy outfits on many of the women it made me ponder if the inhibitions that keep me from engaging fully in the experience isn't a function of my personality (or relative sobriety) but is more caught up in gender identity. It isn't that I don't like drawing attention (or irrationally worry that I will) so much as I don't like drawing attention to me in male form. I don't feel entirely comfortable with this body so I try to not bring attention to it. If I could transfer my consciousness into one of these cute girls, it may be that those reservations would collapse and I would feel more at liberty to be the center of attention.

Failing that, my general feeling is as EDM goes, I'd rather just sit in a comfortable living room with some friends, turn on some good EDM, sacrifice my sobriety and just sit and lose myself in the music. I lack what I need to really appreciate what the setting of a festival of this sort offers.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Sandy on February 07, 2018, 03:05:00 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/JbchjxS.jpg)

Hopped up on the anticipation of getting home for the holidays, the Foo Fighters pulled out all the stops (and dampers, levers and earplugs) and gave SLC a stratospheric sound decibel scream spectacle, knowing they'd have a few weeks to rest their vocal chords before heading to Vegas for New Year's Eve. It's not like they didn't ask if it's what we wanted, because Grohl right from the beginning yelled, "Do you want to rock n' roll for the next three hours?" And of course the audiences did and of course the band was more than happy to comply.

Personally, my ear drums were wishing for a few acoustic moments to prepare for the next welcomed onslaught, but that's not what this evening was about. Nothing quiet was going to take time from all the loud they wanted to play... Lots of covers which made me think highly of their appreciation for those who had influenced them, new songs I wasn't familiar with, and plenty of older stuff.

Glad I went and had the experience, but the lyrics and dynamics would often get lost with the sheer volume of sound, so for me, this is more my speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xe0Qd6bUFo



Setlist:

Run
All My Life
Learn to Fly
The Pretender
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Rope
Sunday Rain
My Hero
These Days
Walk
Let It Die
Times Like These
Breakout
Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper cover)
Another One Bites the Dust (Queen cover)
Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)
Under Pressure (Queen cover)
Monkey Wrench
Dear Rosemary (with Bob Mould)
Best of You


Encore:
Dirty Water
Breakdown (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
This Is a Call
Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)
Everlong


Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: philip918 on May 09, 2018, 06:07:18 PM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem at the Hollywood Bowl

Sound wasn't great honestly. It was often muffled with moments of clarity, and it wasn't nearly loud enough. I've only been to the venue once before for Grace Jones and was in the very last row and thought it sounded great, so I'm not sure what was going on this time around.

I really like both bands, especially the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and it's weird thinking these little post-punk bands from New York are huge mainstream acts now. I'm getting old.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 23, 2018, 03:25:36 PM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem at the Hollywood Bowl

Sound wasn't great honestly. It was often muffled with moments of clarity, and it wasn't nearly loud enough. I've only been to the venue once before for Grace Jones and was in the very last row and thought it sounded great, so I'm not sure what was going on this time around.

I really like both bands, especially the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and it's weird thinking these little post-punk bands from New York are huge mainstream acts now. I'm getting old.

Jelly of that one! Saw LCD twice last year (inside club gigs) and they were on point. Haven't seen YYYs in a while though.

Caught Low Cut Connie's record release / homecoming show last week. It was everything that they're getting solid press for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae__S1OZrw4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xJXeDclIg0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3zUxTRvDgg
(https://www.setlist.fm/widgets/setlist-image-v1?id=bedd1ba)


Also went to a Bad Religion show for the first time since college. It was awesome. It was also a beer festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVryxeyy-d4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5GZZ0ELEtw
(https://www.setlist.fm/widgets/setlist-image-v1?id=4bedf33a)
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on June 07, 2018, 09:14:54 PM
We went to watch Nubya Garcia last Tuesday, great performer and worth staying out so late on a work night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzWIJ-5bNAU
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Junior on June 25, 2018, 03:26:29 PM
Went to see Audra McDonald the other day, want to share a little story about it.

Just in case you don't know who she is, here's a little intro. She's a modern Broadway legend, and has appeared in such movies as the new Beauty and the Beast and Wit (a dramatic role in which she shines). So she does these tours and sings Broadway songs. I knew maybe four of them, but she's still impressively good.

She's also, unsurprisingly, a pretty left-leaning person. She had sprinkled in a few light political comments in during her banter, and the large (mostly 70+ crowd) clapped along like you would expect in upper-class suburban Mass. I noticed that the guy sitting next to me never clapped during these asides, but I also noticed that he had fallen asleep a few times during the concert (mid-afternoon is nap time, I guess).

So she finishes up and then comes out to do an encore and introduces it by talking about how we need to protect and love kids. Kids from all over, our own and others. During the uproarious applause, I hear the guy next to me mutter underneath his breath "Sure, let's care about ALL the kids, every one of them. Not just AMERICAN kids, but all of them." And thats when I remembered that old people aren't just cute and slow moving, but also often set in their ways. There's no way you could convince this guy that children from other countries should be treated like his own grandkids, and that's maybe the saddest thing that happened during a concert that featured a song about 9/11.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 25, 2018, 10:48:18 PM
In between sets for Speedy Ortiz and Liz Phair.
Speedy Ortiz was on first - really awesome set.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 11, 2018, 12:31:43 AM
Saw these guys perform all of 2.0 the other night...


https://youtu.be/r4RPKqo18J4
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: MartinTeller on October 11, 2018, 01:34:57 AM
I was 100% certain Shirley Manson died recently. Did I dream that? Was there a hoax story going around?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on October 11, 2018, 05:35:44 AM
Maybe you are thinking of Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries), Martin?
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: MartinTeller on October 11, 2018, 05:58:02 AM
Yeah I guess I could’ve gotten them conflated in my head
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: 1SO on October 11, 2018, 09:33:04 AM
I didn't know they were still making music together. I need to catch up.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Corndog on July 12, 2019, 07:20:20 AM
The Killers put on a good show.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: Bondo on July 12, 2019, 07:41:46 AM
The Killers put on a good show.

Indeed, seen them twice...once in a small venue and once in an arena...and it still felt as involving even though I was about 30x further away.
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on September 22, 2019, 07:30:28 PM
Due to the F1 Race this past weekend, caught the following acts:

Gwen Stefani
Muse
Larkin Poe
Red Hot Chili Peppers


I usually go for the 3 days but don't usually watch any of the actual race
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 30, 2019, 09:12:53 PM
Checked probably the Biggest One off the concert list over the weekend. the Mountain Goats did a solo show at a new place in Philly. It was seated, but not in the way I expected, as they served food, so I was at a table with people I didn't know eating food, which would have been better if the person who bought the seat next to me decided to come, but they didn't, and I was opposite a couple.

Anyway, it was, predictably, everything I hoped for and more. John dipped pretty far back in the catalog, doing some songs that he hasn't done in years, even if he there are still a ton of personal favorites that occasionally get played which still escape me at these Philly shows. Played a song that was cut from In League With Dragons that apparently had never been played before, this really amazing new song was debuted, though he said it's unlikely to make the next album, and a decent mixture of newer tMG stuff that, thankfully, didn't lean super heavy towards ILwD or Goths, nothing from Beat The Champ either, all of which were fine, and I like all those albums a good deal, but saw the tours around each one. Plus he hasn't really been doing my favorites from each of them live, so it's alright. Still a woeful under representation of All Eternals Deck, though I guess he's mostly chopped that down to one or two songs that make the usual rounds. Unfortunately still no "Your Belgian Things" but I'm hopeful to see that at some point, and he has been playing more (and did different ones than the usual) from We Shall All Be Healed as that album kind of continues to, rightfully, have its moment, and is perhaps my favorite of their post-AHWT work. Speaking of, there were a couple of All Hail West Texas ones in there, but I think I've seen at least one, if not both, before, and neither was "Pink And Blue" or "Fall Of The Star High School Running Back" which I would have liked to see. Don't think there was anything from FFG either.

The encore did end with "Going To Alaska" which was incredible to see live, and my favorite "Going To..." song (except for maybe Maine, which I think I may like more), and I'm super jealous of the people in Frisco who get a chance to have three nights of solo shows in a row, I'd flip a shit seeing that. Do hope to get a chance to see another, but I know they don't happen super often or super local, this really was an awesome surprise when it got announced. I also was very close to the stage, which I always make sure to get there super early so I am, since I bought the highest tier the venue had or whatever, but the website was shitty and obtuse, though it worked out because I was right in the center.

Anyway, if anyone want to look over the whole setlist, it is posted here (http://"https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-mountain-goats/2019/city-winery-philadelphia-pa-39c0d67.html).
Title: Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
Post by: jdc on December 02, 2019, 10:15:18 PM
got the chance to catch U2 in Singapore last weekend. I’m an occasionally fan, I like some of the stuff from Joshua Tree and earlier, my high school years.  Not too much after that, so this concert worked out well since it was the Joshua Tree tour. The opening 4 songs were all done without any visuals, just the 4 members of the band jamming. For the Joshua Tree album, they move to a more elaborate stage show with lots of visuals and projecting images of themselves on the large screen. The encores went back to the more simple style.

Overall, all was good except for only Tiger Beer.  Could have had better choices.