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Title: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: smash on September 21, 2004, 12:48:39 AM
Well, this weekend I travelled to Minneapolis with my friend Sarah.  The original purpose of this trip was to see The Fiery Furnaces play at the 400 Bar, but this show only allowed 21+ to enter.  We still went to the venue and try and find a way in, but instead of confronting the 'ID Checker', Sarah and I just waited off to the side until we were ready to try something.  Then, we had the greatest luck in the world.  Matt Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces walks out of the bar to make a phone call.  Really fucking excited, I jump up and walk up to him and say, "Hey Matt" and he responds with a "Yeah, hey".  Then I explain to him what was going on with our situation of a 4 hour drive and the inability to enter.  So he says, "Yeah, I'll see if they allow a guest list and then I'll add you guys to it so you can enter in."  So he enters and we wait.  Then, there's a van door that opens and Eleanor stumbles out.  I run up to her and tell her about our situation as well and she sympathizes, "Oh man, that really sucks,  I'm sorry you came all this way.  I'll go and talk to the bar guys too."  So we continue to wait.  After a little while Matt returns outside to talk to us, "Yeah, I'm sorry but they won't allow us to bring you guys in.  They're worried about their liquor license and stuff.  But, maybe later on you guys can slip in once some other bands are playing."  So at this point, I thank Matt for trying for us and that we'll just wait out here and hope something happens.

So we wait.

We listened to the opening act (The French Kicks) from outside the bar.  They sounded good, but they are the kind of high energy act that isn't properly portrayed on their album, so sitting outside the bar doesn't do them justice.  But after their set White Magic begins to set up and Sarah and I are just chilling outside.  It's about 10:30 at this point so we've been waiting for 2 1/2 hours outside already... thank god for the decent weather.  So then Matt walks out of the bar towards us and says, "Here, just a second."  He shuffles to the van and takes out a package of CDs.  Then tells me, "Go wait by that side door."  So, Sarah and I chill by the side door for a second and Matt comes by and opens it so we can enter!! We walk into the bar and we're really fucking ecstatic... we almost left at 8:45 because it seemed hopeless.  We stand really close and watch White Magic set up and play.  They did a great job with the first few songs, but I became a little tired of their mostly similar songs.  During the White Magic set Eleanor walked by us and said, "Hey guys, oh wait, I'm not supposed to know you."  As stupid as it sounds, little things like that were really exciting.

So then the Furnaces set up to play.  It was a 4 man band, Eleanor on vocals, Matt on keyboards/guitar/backup vocals, then one tour member on bass/keyboards, and the touring drummer.  They played all of their songs at an increased tempo so the show was a much higher energy than I previously anticipated.  They also strung their entire set together so the performace was, in reality, one long song.  They played little segments from most of Blueberry Boat and a few selections off Gallowbird's Bark.  They did an amazing job with the cohesion of all these songs.  It was very fluid and they performed it essentially flawlessly (little keyboard malfunction, but they worked around it).  After they finished Sarah and I hung around the bar to wait and get their autographs like they had said they would.  So I purchased a Gallowbird's Bark LP, a Fiery Furnaces t-shirt, and another Blueberry Boat CD for them to sign.  We talked to Eleanor and Matt a little more as they signed our crap and we thanked them for putting so much effort into allowing(sneaking) us in to the show.

Once we were ready to leave we hopped into Sarah's car and drove around aimlessly trying to reach our hotel.  We got lost for about 45 minutes.  But eventually we did reach the hotel at about 2AM... and as we walked towards the door I saw a bizarrely familiar figure.  The Fiery Furnaces were staying in the same hotel.  Eleanor sees us and exclaims, "No shit!" Then in the morning at around 11 we left the room to head home and we run into them AGAIN... they were leaving for a show in Wisconsin at the same time as us.  Never before would I have expected to meet the Fiery Furnaces but to meet them... 3 times in 1 day is just weird.

So, it was just amazing to be able to talk to the Fiery Furnaces and actually have them recognize and seek us out.  It was an amazing event.

Autographed Blueberry Boat Scan (http://www.asymm.net/images/temp/ff.jpg)

Sorry it's such a long story... I was just overly excited as I wrote it :)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Ghostboy on September 21, 2004, 01:13:57 AM
That's awesome! The Fiery Furnaces are terrific.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: 03 on September 21, 2004, 01:41:07 AM
great story
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on September 28, 2004, 11:13:20 PM
HEY!  funny story.  i just drove 3+ hours to see Wilco play in Norfolk VA and the Fiery Furnaces opened!  i'd never heard them before, and they were weird as hell.  (so were wilco by the way, who on this 5th occasion of seeing them were more NOISED OUT than ever).  but anyways, when checking out of the hotel this morning, who were in the lobby, but THE FIERY FURNACES!  it was pretty strange, especially since i had just read this story and was pretty sure it was the same band.  we didnt talk to them since we had nothing to say like "good show" cause i didnt care for them and i dont like to be a liar, but i did hold the door open for the singer who seemed nice.  

my concert event was less amazing since we tried to meetup with wilco at some weird bar called Hells Kitchen afterwards but since they were BLASTING pantera and metallica, it was not wilcos scene.  oh well, maybe next time.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: smash on September 28, 2004, 11:48:07 PM
Heh, crazy coincidence.  Too bad you weren't interested in their music, but that's okay, I bet Wilco was amazing
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 19, 2007, 01:20:17 PM
Anyone seen any good shows lately?

I saw Animal Collective a couple weeks ago and it really wasn't anything special. It was fun, but kind of annoying.

Best part of the night was this hipster chick who was wearing this short dress and when she would sit down I could see she was going commando. Pretty awesome.

Next Wednesday I'm going to see Battles, which should be fun in a nerdy, introverted kind of way. Already special ordered my Texas Instruments T1 calculator.

I get to see The White Stripes in October on the last day of their North American tour so it's either going to be a great show where they give it their all or they will be on auto-pilot just wanting to finish the tour.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on June 19, 2007, 02:24:50 PM
i'm going to see pearl jam next week. i'll probably write a small review or so after.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 23, 2007, 06:50:01 PM
i'm going to see pearl jam next week. i'll probably write a small review or so after.

In Forum, Cph right?

I'm going to see Interpol this wednesday  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on June 24, 2007, 04:45:55 AM
i'm going to see pearl jam next week. i'll probably write a small review or so after.

In Forum, Cph right?

I'm going to see Interpol this wednesday  :yabbse-thumbup:

yes forum, i hope pj include interpol as special guests because i don't like the support band the futureheads.

interpol opened up for pj in germany on the 21st.

damien rice is playing tomorrow at vega and it's not even sold out.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: I Love a Magician on June 24, 2007, 07:13:17 PM
new interpol album's not too good.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 24, 2007, 10:39:46 PM
new interpol album's not too good.

I never understood what was so great about Interpol anyways. Their like a serious version of The Killers, which makes it even harder to take them seriously. Plus, the singer sounds like Ben Stein.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: I Love a Magician on June 24, 2007, 10:53:42 PM
their first album's great. this is cliché by now now, but it's got a great mood about it. other than digging the general sound of it, they've got a great rhythm section. they're not overly flashy or proggy by any means, but it's nice to listen to a rock band that isn't so riff oriented or whatever. listen to "obstacle 1".

antics doesn't do a whole lot for me as a whole, but "next exit" is probably my favorite song of theirs. it lacks the atmosphere of TOTBL (mostly because of clearer and "stronger" production and a lack of slower songs like "untitled", "nyc", "hands away") but it's got some nice tunes on it.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 24, 2007, 11:08:08 PM
Turn On The Bright Lights was the second album of theirs I heard after the Precipitate EP. And this was AFTER Antics had come out.

It was the song PDA that really got on my nerves, some of the worst vocals on both versions of both albums.

Plus, that bassist Carlos D always has his face plastered everywhere like a dickhead. Just don't like this bands 80's sound or overall look. Maybe if I was younger I'd get it.

My taste sucks though, so I'm probably wrong.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: clerkguy23 on June 27, 2007, 12:26:55 PM
WILCO!!

http://forums.viachicago.org/index.php?showtopic=29578
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 28, 2007, 02:42:09 AM
Just saw Battles a few minutes ago.

AMAZING. I was worried it was gonna be just to drone on parts of Mirrored, but luckily the fat was cut off (they saved all that for the encore)

I think every New Mexican hipster came out for this one. Place smelled like organic bathing soap (body odor), ramen, and chap stick.

This one chick kept elbowing me in the balls. She must have been about 4'10.

Kids kept doing the hipster dance, but I didn't care cause I was pretty buzzed by then. 

How come at every show, and every downtown where the young people hang out and drink, there is always that one person trying to find their way outta town? Their like "Hey buddy! Listen, I got stuck here and I'm trying to raise some money for a greyhound bus pass! Any help?" Anyone else run into these types ALL THE TIME?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 29, 2007, 08:02:59 AM
Just saw Battles a few minutes ago.

AMAZING. I was worried it was gonna be just to drone on parts of Mirrored, but luckily the fat was cut off (they saved all that for the encore)

I think every New Mexican hipster came out for this one. Place smelled like organic bathing soap (body odor), ramen, and chap stick.

This one chick kept elbowing me in the balls. She must have been about 4'10.

Kids kept doing the hipster dance, but I didn't care cause I was pretty buzzed by then. 


You can't talk your way out of being one of the hipsters...indieboy

...and by the way Interpol was fucking awesome!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: nix on June 29, 2007, 02:12:58 PM
Had a pretty swell time at the Nashville Bright Eyes show last month. Gillian Welsh (sp?) and some brilliant guitarist opened and played a few songs with Connor. He's all hippie now with the long unwashed hair, etc. The Ryman (aka the original grand ole opry) is the sweetest venue in Nashvegas by far.

Some douche behind me kept screaming, "Connor, I wanna have your baby!". Other than that, no complaints.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: I Love a Magician on July 15, 2007, 03:27:50 AM
hey y'all. i saw save macaulay (http://www.myspace.com/savemacaulaytheband) and de novo dahl (http://www.myspace.com/denovodahl). both of'em are real awesome and i suggest you check'em out ("one speed confession" and "be your man" RESPECTIVELY). here are some pictures of this:

sm:
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/sm3.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/sm2.jpg)

another one (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/sm1.jpg)

dnd:
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd3.gif)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd6.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd4.jpg)

got a snake on his damn pants (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd7.jpg)
the guitar man (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd2.jpg)
check the fucking fury (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd1.jpg)

and
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/threecrookedhearts/savedenovodahl/dnd5.jpg)



sorry if that's too many pictures
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on July 15, 2007, 10:47:29 AM
Finger pointin goodness.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on July 15, 2007, 12:20:25 PM
I saw The Dirty Dozen Brass Band a few weekends ago and it was a blast.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: bonanzataz on July 22, 2007, 01:18:41 AM
aimee mann is cool. her between song banter is fun. she kept taking off her clothes and calling her outfit "boobalicious." she played all but one of my favorite songs. she and her band hate john mayer, jewel, and bob seger (who she called a "singing hernia"). at the end of deathly, she changed the lyrics around to a song i didn't know, but it made her keyboardist crack up. i had fun but nobody dances anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on July 22, 2007, 04:59:03 AM
aimee mann is cool. her between song banter is fun. she kept taking off her clothes and calling her outfit "boobalicious."

and you didn't take any pictures. :yabbse-angry:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on July 22, 2007, 10:26:10 AM
It's probably for the better. Isn't she pushing, like, 60?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: bonanzataz on July 22, 2007, 11:58:58 AM
and you didn't take any pictures. :yabbse-angry:

no, i get really annoyed when people are constantly snapping photos of a show. i have it in my head, i'd rather not get some crappy blurred photo where she barely takes up 1/20th of the frame. besides, everybody else brings their stupid cameras, i guarantee you if you search for last night's show, by tomorrow you'll be able to see hundreds of pictures.

and she did look really good. i was fairly close, everything seemed to be holding up just fine.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on July 22, 2007, 05:29:26 PM
nobody dances anymore.

this is the truth.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on July 22, 2007, 10:26:06 PM
that's because you guys don't goto the right shows.  I've danced at the last four or five shows I've been to.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on July 22, 2007, 10:50:06 PM
honestly, i was just about to add an asterisk
nobody dances anymore *except for pete:
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/100_0221.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Reinhold on July 28, 2007, 02:03:53 PM
Battles was phenomenal when i saw them a couple weeks ago. the keyboardist/guitarist blew me away the whole show, as did the bassist.

Junior Boys were also very good live. i'd never heard of them but they were fantastic and the music was instantly enjoyable. i found myself clapping and jumping like i'd seen them a few times before. possibly the highlight of Pitchfork for me.

Jamie Lidell was awesome but his songs kind of dissolved toward the end.

The band I most anticipate seeing again is Grizzly Bear. simply amazing.

Califone was okay, but when I see them again I definitely want to go to an indoor venue. A hot, windy outdoor concert really sucked for their music.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Sigur Rós on August 11, 2007, 07:28:31 AM
Man oh man what a day yesterday...I saw Architecture in Helskinki, Spoon, Battles, Jens Lekman, Jesus and Marychain at the Øya Festival in Oslo all in one day. Battles blew me away and hypnotized me for about an hour...that drummer is insane!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Reinhold on August 13, 2007, 01:56:24 PM
Man oh man what a day yesterday...I saw Architecture in Helskinki, Spoon, Battles, Jens Lekman, Jesus and Marychain at the Øya Festival in Oslo all in one day. Battles blew me away and hypnotized me for about an hour...that drummer is insane!

i dunno what i'd do with myself at that show. How is Jens Lekman live?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: JG on August 13, 2007, 06:30:06 PM
i'm seeing jens this fall and i'm pretty excited for that.  i've been listening to his new CD the past few days, it sounds pretty good.  but my buddy from gothenburg doesn't even like him!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on August 23, 2007, 08:34:21 PM
My summer:

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - I dunno what to say.  there aren't too many soulful acts left in this world, and I'm glad these guys are still around.  everyone was a virtuoso and they combined funk, soul, r&b, salsa, afro-cuban and gospel into this one amazing thing that is uniquely new orleans.  Everything was wild, everyone was dancing.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - I only went to see them because of high school nostalgia.  They were good but not outstanding.  I went with Lucid and got her dancing just a little bit, so mission accomplished.  Katherine Whalen and the band did a beautiful rendition of "you you you you you" for the encore and that kicked ass.

Circus Contraption - a Seattle based Circus act and rockabilly band.  The circus stuff was pretty average, but the music was amazing.  Too many smelly hippies though.

Maneja Beto - mexican traditional meets indie rock from austin.  good shit.  spun a few super tall latinas on the dance floor.  I don't remember much from that night except I went in with a little Venezuelan girl but ended up being dragged around the dance floor by this 6 foot tall mexican lady. 

Alice Smith - a sultry new soul singer with a voice only to be rivaled by her booty, had a rocking band backing her up.  She was really new but completely blew everyone away.  She had an amazing range and really funny/ intimate lyrics.

Trombone Shorty and the Orleans Ave. - saw this kid last saturday night.  Nobody in his band is older than 23, but these kids tore it up.  They combined New Orleans funk with classic rock-influenced grooves.  Good idea, great execution, and a puzzling large number of single pretty girls who went by themselves.  A student of mine was a Katrina survivor, and his grandma would always tell me about the great music coming out of there, while on the verge of tears.  I shed tears for them when the band did some old timey New Orleans tunes.  They also introduced to stage this hot girl named Lilla D Moane.  She did some marvin gaye and such.  She was hot and she could sing, but not much else I guess.  Still, look up this girl if she comes to your town. 

Daniel Johnston - It was awesome seeing him last night.  He wasn't in the best shape though - his hands were quivering the entire time, looked like side effects from anti-depressants to me.  His broken heart cannot be touched.  He just came out with this little backpack guitar and blew everyone away with his lyrics and singing.  Then a much better guitarist came in to back him up, doing really beautiful renditions of songs like Living Life.  The place was packed.  I had two friends who couldn't get tickets, so they came in with a felt tip marker and had one of them doing exact replicas of my hand stamp and my buddy's.  It was pretty amazing.  He only lasted about 50 minutes - did three songs by himself, three songs backed by the guitarist, two songs on the grand piano, and then a handful of quickies backed by the opening band.  It was pretty rock'n'roll but the band wasn't that good at backing him up.  He told great stories and jokes between the songs and the sets too.  It was really moving; everyone's waited for a long time to see him now, I think.  The hipsters in this city tend to be more hostile and townie-esque, but last night they did pretty good.  Nobody left without goosebumps.

For comedians I saw Louis CK, Arj Barker, and Todd Barry.  All of them hilarious.  Louis CK is a comic virtuoso though.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on August 23, 2007, 11:11:34 PM
My summer:

The hipsters in this city tend to be more hostile and townie-esque, but last night they did pretty good.  Nobody left without goosebumps.

For comedians I saw Louis CK, Arj Barker, and Todd Barry.  All of them hilarious.  Louis CK is a comic virtuoso though.

I as there last night, too. I didn't hate the audience as much as Iimagined I would have. I also saw Squrrel Nut Zippers, probably the same show you did - I imagine - for the very same reason.

Didn't go see Louis CK, though, but Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn are at Cobbs in two weeks. That should be good.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on August 24, 2007, 01:19:16 AM
whoa, we should probably be friends.
Have I said that already?  I felt like I have.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Heinsbergen on September 24, 2007, 04:18:53 PM
i saw the misfits last week. intense crowd, intense sound, but the band itself is probably more dead than the characters in their lyrics. jerry only's singing is total shit. anyway i got to meet him outside the venue while the support acts played and he's a really decent dude. and we got to hear some nice black-flag-songs since dez cadena plays guitar.

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: The Sheriff on September 25, 2007, 12:04:00 AM
i saw tool, it was great. i saw marilyn manson. it was meh.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Heinsbergen on September 25, 2007, 03:25:05 AM
tool are pretty fucking amazing live. i just stood there with my jaw dropped, totally hypnotized.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: The Sheriff on September 25, 2007, 06:18:14 AM
check this out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HROSln41k0)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: matt35mm on October 15, 2007, 04:14:44 PM
Saw Scout Niblett last night.

I LOVE going to concerts in these tiny venues where your heroes are just wandering around among the crowd while the opening bands play, instead of being hidden until showtime.  Then you get to be 4 feet from the heroes as they play, shake their hands, and thank them for the great show.  I got to do that a couple of times with Jason Molina/Magnolia Electric Co., and this show with Scout as well.  She was surprisingly beautiful in person and sounded amazing.  The opening bands, as a lot of bands do when playing live, sounded muddy with indecipherable singing.  Then Scout comes on, asks the sound guy to turn everything up as high as it can go, and sounds incredibly pure, allowing you to be enveloped in gorgeous, sharp, haunting music instead of just being blasted with sound.

(sigh)

It's difficult not to fall in love with a beautiful girl that's singing your favorite songs a few feet in front of you.  I can't wait to see her play again.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on October 24, 2007, 11:43:09 PM
You're lucky that you get good shows around you. My iConcerCal is always empty, and when it does have a show it always looks so lonely that it makes me depressed and I don't want to see that band anymore!!!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on October 25, 2007, 01:58:58 AM
I hate the venue (Bill Graham) because the way it's set up usually creates a such a feeling of distance anxiety-ridden fear and panic.


Yeah, I really hate that place, as well. It's a cement nightmare, hollow and gigantic.

Though the Bob Dylan show I saw there last year was pretty neat.

Then I saw The Flaming Lips there and it made me miss Bimbos.

Friday is Jesus and Mary Chain, indeed.

November 5th is Hold Steady and Art Brut!

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: 72teeth on October 27, 2007, 03:32:13 AM
Saw Blonde Redhead in LA yesternite... amazing! totally worth the 7 hour, normally 3 hour, drive back home this morning...
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on October 29, 2007, 02:58:48 AM
Tom Waits

No more concerts needed. Ever.

I am content.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 31, 2007, 04:15:28 PM
the past few months i saw tool and ryan adams.
the tool concert was awesome, the venue sucked (stay away from winston-salem, nc)
they played most shit from 10,000 days. the highlight was wings 1 & 2.
jmk has an incredible voice.  everything was note perfect like the studio versions.
im always impressed when a band recreates their sound live just like in the studio.
the fans were great.  i had really good seat (i payed alot for them) which is why i was broke,
for a while.  as for ryan adams.  it was the second best show i've ever seen (first was broken
social scene).  the show was right after he came back from the states after playing
w/the cowboy junkies.  after his "meltdown"...   he was very cool and played for nearly 3 hours.
im searching the .org for a bootleg daily.  if anyone knows where i can find
a copy of the 10/13/07 show, please holla (soundboard, no AUD.  sorry to be picky)
the venue was perfect.  its called the north charleston performing arts center. there is
not  a bad seat in the house.  we had orchestra seating.  the acoustics/sound=perfect.
highlight songs were wildflowers, bartering lines, magnolia mountain, and dear john,
(a lil secret?  dear john live is way better than the version w/norah jones...way better).


alchohol:  at the joel-lawrence colisieum in winton-salem, make sure you drink
alot in the parking lot.  they stopped serving inside right as the second set started,
during the tool show.  be warned.  in charleston alchohol was served up until encore.
and by drinks i mean beer, liqiour, and wine.  good stuff. 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pubrick on October 31, 2007, 09:28:14 PM
the show was right after he came back from the states 

came back from the states to.. the states.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 01, 2007, 08:47:39 AM
the show was right after he came back from the states 

came back from the states to.. the states.

haha...i meant the first show right after he came back from the UK... :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on November 13, 2007, 02:31:17 AM
Just came back from the excellent double bill of Spoon and Feist. Spoon opened; coming out and plugging and tuning as the atmo music was still playing, then the music stopped, and they went right into Japanese Cigarette Case. They played for just under an hour a great deal from Ga, Ga..., tracks from Fiction and some older stuff, so it was a nice greatest hits compliation playlist. In between changing sets, a lot of Smiths tracks were played, so I was in Heaven. Then the lights went dark and Feist took the stage looking incredibly gorgeous and making hilarious banter with the audience. And she kicked some major ass as she rocked the house. She completely brought The Reminder album alive; an all-out, rockin' rendition of Sealion being the highlight.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on November 14, 2007, 10:31:21 AM
I had a singer-songwriters week.  I saw the swell season on thursday - they were the boy and the girl from the movie once.  and then I saw sondre lerche on sunday.  both were really good shows but kinda pansy.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: children with angels on December 04, 2007, 07:36:33 AM
The other week I saw Saul Williams, and he was amazing - but it was made particularly great by the way it happened.

At about 8pm I happened to realise that, because Saul had a new album out, there was a very slim chance that he might be touring in the UK sometime soon. So I went to his myspace to check. I discover that he has a gig in London THAT NIGHT that is about to start in about an hour's time about an hour away from me. I ring up the place and they've obviously sold out. I think, fuck it, this is clearly fate: I'll get down there and buy from a tout for a ridiculous price.

So I get down there and there's no one selling any spares. So I'm pissed off and bitching to the bouncer, just having a cigarette, wasting time outside. Just then this girl comes out for a smoke. The bouncer tells me that she's the daughter of the promoter and that I should ask her if she'll get me in. She does. For free. I buy her a drink in return.

Once inside, I discover it's Saul doing just spoken word stuff - which I've never see him do before. Then I realise that I have some left-over MDMA in my pocket, which I obviously take. So there I am, high as a kite, thinking Saul Williams is the deepest man ever born, and he's amazing and profound, and innovative, and HILARIOUS. Then afterwards I get to meet the man and shake his hand (he gives me a slightly weird look 'cos I'm chewing like a bastard, mumbling about "fuckin' aweshome shiit", with my eyes almost entirely closed). Then I meet some cool guys in the club and go back to their flat to smoke and be introduced to various underground London hiphop artists, till about 6am. Best Tuesday ever.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on February 05, 2008, 10:35:13 AM
I don't know what's going on, but for some reason some really good bands are finally making their way to my neck of the woods.

The Liars and Stephen Malkmus are both coming here in the couple months and are playign the venue a block away from my place.

You guys should check out the calendar here http://launchpadrocks.com/ and tell me if there are anybody I should be checking out.

Ever since I got a 360, my music listening and movie watching has fallen off. I just smoke pot and sit on the couch playing video games all day. It's like I'm 16 again. I gotta get out of this stupid rut.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 05, 2008, 10:42:41 AM
I don't know what's going on, but for some reason some really good bands are finally making their way to my neck of the woods.

The Liars and Stephen Malkmus are both coming here in the couple months and are playign the venue a block away from my place.

You guys should check out the calendar here http://launchpadrocks.com/ and tell me if there are anybody I should be checking out.

Ever since I got a 360, my music listening and movie watching has fallen off. I just smoke pot and sit on the couch playing video games all day. It's like I'm 16 again. I gotta get out of this stupid rut.

At least smoke pot AND listen to music and watch movies.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on February 05, 2008, 10:56:37 AM
I don't know what's going on, but for some reason some really good bands are finally making their way to my neck of the woods.

The Liars and Stephen Malkmus are both coming here in the couple months and are playign the venue a block away from my place.

You guys should check out the calendar here http://launchpadrocks.com/ and tell me if there are anybody I should be checking out.

Ever since I got a 360, my music listening and movie watching has fallen off. I just smoke pot and sit on the couch playing video games all day. It's like I'm 16 again. I gotta get out of this stupid rut.

At least smoke pot AND listen to music and watch movies.

Oh, I do. But I only listen to old music and haven't found anything new because I'm to burned out to put in the work and discover. That's why I want you guys to do it for me.

On the movie front, I'm watching movies, but only stoner movies. Early Linklater type stuff. Tried watching A Woman Under The Influence but it just wasn't happening. Too complicated, man. 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on February 05, 2008, 11:29:45 AM
i barely watch movies anymore either.  just new releases i missed in the theatre cause i was too lazy and then tv shows on DVD.  currently on The Wire Season 3.

(http://stereogum.com/img/joanna_newsom-bam14.jpg)

oh, as i mentioned in the LOST thread, i saw Joanna Newsom at BAM last week with the Brooklyn Orchestra and that was pretty amazing.  i had 2nd row center aisle seats, which i completely lucked into.  i have never before and will never again have better seats at a concert.

pictures at stereogum: http://stereogum.com/archives/concert/joanna-newsom-bam-brooklyn-2108_007969.html
and brooklyn vegan: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/02/joanna_newsom_b_2.html
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 05, 2008, 11:44:43 AM
I don't know what's going on, but for some reason some really good bands are finally making their way to my neck of the woods.

The Liars and Stephen Malkmus are both coming here in the couple months and are playign the venue a block away from my place.

You guys should check out the calendar here http://launchpadrocks.com/ and tell me if there are anybody I should be checking out.

Ever since I got a 360, my music listening and movie watching has fallen off. I just smoke pot and sit on the couch playing video games all day. It's like I'm 16 again. I gotta get out of this stupid rut.

At least smoke pot AND listen to music and watch movies.

Oh, I do. But I only listen to old music and haven't found anything new because I'm to burned out to put in the work and discover. That's why I want you guys to do it for me.

On the movie front, I'm watching movies, but only stoner movies. Early Linklater type stuff. Tried watching A Woman Under The Influence but it just wasn't happening. Too complicated, man. 

This new doc should be right up your alley. Mods feel free to start a new topic in "Now Showing" for this but it's directly related to this conversation so I said what the hey.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i7vMqowaPig (http://youtube.com/watch?v=i7vMqowaPig)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on February 05, 2008, 11:48:28 AM
I saw Joanna Newsome early last year at the same venue I linked. She was FANTASTIC.

I'm at work now and don't have sound so I'll check that link out when I get home.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Sigur Rós on February 06, 2008, 03:12:22 AM
I saw Joanna Newsome early last year at the same venue I linked. She was FANTASTIC.

Somehow imagining you at a Joanna Newsome concert puts a smile on my face  :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Sigur Rós on February 19, 2008, 07:54:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh1sqK6d8JA
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 19, 2008, 08:48:39 AM
I've got tickets to an acoustic Yo La Tengo set at the Dallas Museum of Art. This will be a good show. I will review said show once it's in the past tense.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on February 23, 2008, 05:07:17 AM
Just got back from seeing Jon Brion at Largo. Two words: Simply Amazing. Walking in, he just started playing the piano, and it looked and felt like he was composing something original right in front of you. The guy is a one-man band. He would start on drums with a beat, record it on a loop. While that was going on, he moved to the piano and do the same. Then he would go to the guitar, and strum and sing; getting so into it, his eyes would roll back as he was rocking out. You have to see it to witness how magical it was. He took requests and played There Might Giants's Don't Let's Start and Bowie's Life On Mars.

Later he took requests to do old standards in a non-standard way. So Somewhere Over The Rainbow was turned into a Jimi Hendrix-esque rendition. Night And Day was done in a White Stripes-esque way. Then he said, "Fuck it, Cole Porter songs the rest of the night." Anything Goes was played rock-a-billy. He ended the night by putting the lyrics of I've Got You Under My Skin to the music of Strawberry Fields Forever.

I was in awe of the man the entire time.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on February 23, 2008, 02:42:03 PM
Hey Mac, was that your first JB show? I'm always envious of the first-timers... doesn't matter how much you've read or how many bootlegs you've heard...  when it actually happens, right in front of you... it's a goddamn revelation.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on February 23, 2008, 08:27:30 PM
Hey Mac, was that your first JB show?

Yeah. It was my date's second time, and even she was amazed because it was completely different from her first.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on February 24, 2008, 02:24:52 AM
Wasn't there a documentary that was supposed to come out that had a bunch of cool people/musicians including Brion?

Did that ever come out and did anyone see it? I'm out of the loop.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: brockly on February 24, 2008, 03:05:01 AM
are you talking about largo? it was supposed to come out this month, i think. no idea what the status is..
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on February 24, 2008, 10:06:17 AM
According to the site, it'll screen in the Spring:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9926.0
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on March 05, 2008, 12:21:20 PM
So, remember how I told you guys that there was a really great venue for indie music right down the street from me and how I liked going there since good bands always came and it was the only good thing this town has going for it? And also cause I could walk there and get plastered and walk home, so it was pretty much perfect?

Well, it just burned down to the ground and is no more.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NRx1aMtG-Pg&feature=user
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: I Love a Magician on March 11, 2008, 03:17:30 AM
saw bon iver with black mountain earlier. bon iver was awesome with the falsetto and everything. real chill stuff for the most part but it was fun to see the dude raisin out of his chair during his guitar solo on "blindsided" for the added Oomph
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on March 11, 2008, 04:39:19 PM
just saw Mom, Papercuts, and Beach House
great fuckin show. the venue was great the crowd was pretty cool. Beach House is awesome.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on April 30, 2008, 10:30:58 AM
just caught Fuck Buttons and Caribou last night. I've never really listened to either bands but that show last night was incredible. Such high energy and just incredible sound. Fuck buttons rattled my bones. Great great show, perfect crowd, awesome venue, cheap drinks. Great time.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: samsong on May 14, 2008, 06:48:24 PM
saw she & him when they were here--had no idea this thread existed.  jason schwartzman jumped in for a couple songs, and they covered "bring it on home to me" and "i put a spell on you" during the encore.  really fun show, zooey is awkward (and hot), m. ward is robert downey jr.'s gay little brother but he'll melt your face.  caleb deschanel was in the audience.  i think i saw one of you give him your reel. 

bummed i'm missing nick cave + cat power + spiritualized at the hollywood bowl, but i did get a ticket to my bloody valentine in new york. 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on May 14, 2008, 07:31:24 PM
I'd like to see them stick to covers... I saw Deschanel at Largo a little over a year ago... she had a beautiful voice, a great personality, and picked terrific covers... then I heard She and Him and it was bland, bland, bland. The kind of thing that gets the lovely ladies of the Target Department Store excited.

But Bring It On Home To Me and I Put A Spell On You? Sounds fun.


Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on May 14, 2008, 08:22:21 PM
Tom Waits is playing around here in the next month but tickets are Ninety-five fucking dollars. that's just goddamned ridiculous
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: hedwig on May 14, 2008, 11:33:09 PM
dude, he's one of the few people i'd actually pay that much to see.

DO IT.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 15, 2008, 12:16:35 AM
He's on some serious Madonna stadium tour bullshit. The Palladium is NOT a venue I would ever pay that much to see anyone at...under any circumstance. I love you Tom but I'll stay home and watch Domino and wish I was there with ya and then get pissed that I'm watching fucking Domino...sure I could watch Coffee & Cigarettes, but I'm not gonna. I will pay $20 to see Ladytron and Datarock at said Palladium.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on May 15, 2008, 01:59:05 AM
Absolutely.

Worth every goddamned dollar.

I saw him, in the middle of the afternoon, in an amphitheater filled with folks either more interested in John Mayer, or getting impatient waiting for Metallica and Tom Waits commanded every one of those motherfuckers respect. YOu could almost hear a pin drop. The frightened fled to the beer tents, and everyone else watching in awe.

He really transformed that place into something special. He used floorboards, his voice, guitar, and piano to create a world I didn't want to leave.

He told jokes and stories, and lies.

He was amazing.

I'm considering a road trip across many states to see him... so if you've got the opportunity to see him in your very own county.... or anywhere near it. Do it. Do it. Do it.


Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 16, 2008, 12:30:22 PM
Alright John I have taken your advice and given Mr. Waits my $102. Now that I've bought the tickets I'm super pumped and can't fucking wait for June 23rd to come! Any of my other Dallas chums bought tickets yet? Better do so soon.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Ghostboy on May 16, 2008, 01:27:00 PM
I did. I sure hope I'm actually in Dallas that day.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 16, 2008, 01:52:20 PM
You better be in town Ghostboy! I still can't believe they aren't doing seating for this show...that is fairly lame. Most of the other dates tend to be in actual theatres which the Palladium very much is not. Oh well, it's time to start listening to the Waits discography in anticipation. 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on May 16, 2008, 02:40:56 PM
fuck you guys. I don't have $100 to spend on this. Its either Tom Waits or don't eat. What to do!>???!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 16, 2008, 02:44:03 PM
Eat Tom Waits?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on May 16, 2008, 07:19:49 PM
If anyone's in or around Austin tomorrow night (Saturday 5/17) my band will be playing at this bar on sixth street. Do it.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on May 16, 2008, 07:50:49 PM
no one is going to see devotchka?
they're the best!

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on May 17, 2008, 12:39:22 AM
Alright John I have taken your advice and given Mr. Waits my $102. Now that I've bought the tickets I'm super pumped and can't fucking wait for June 23rd to come! Any of my other Dallas chums bought tickets yet? Better do so soon.

You, sir... are one lucky duck. A wise decision.

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 18, 2008, 01:55:00 PM
Just got my Dethklok tickets for July 5th at HOB...Oh man am I excited!! Anyone else a fan?
(http://www.decibelmagazine.com/uploadedImages/Issues/2007/036_October_2007/Features/dethklok1007.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: w/o horse on June 02, 2008, 09:48:28 PM
Tuesday we went to see Destroyer because we were going to miss him during the festival.  It also put us in the concert going mood.  Like his albums, 40% of the show was great.  Then came the festival.  It began with Fleet Foxes and Fleet Foxes were definitely one of the real treasures of the whole weekend (they would play again when The National showed up late).  If you haven't seen pictures of the Gorge (why would have you have really) and you are going to read this post you should take a peek and see what an amazing view was just behind all these bands, by the way.  But so it began with Fleet Foxes who were amazing.  Then I think we went and watched some UCB for about an hour.  There were mic problems that made things awkward and painful (me being sensitive).  We saw Beirut.  I'm not a fan.  Then we took a break and bought t-shirts and whatnot until The National, catching the tail end of Ozomatli's set and a bit of Joshua Morrison's because he was by the merch table.  The National didn't show and Fleet Foxes played again.  They were amazing.  The National not showing until later kind of fucked up the day's schedule, for us.  The New Pornographers were next and they were a real fulfillment of expectations for me but Stephanie thought they didn't sound as good as on their cds.  We skipped M.I.A. (her decision...) to watch some ASSSSCAT.  The mic problems had been fixed and everyone was really funny.  Then we saw The National who had shown up, and they were okay for three or four songs.  We went to watch some Modest Mouse which turned out to be a good idea because everyone was going bonkers and dancing and they played that Float On song and literally (perhaps) all the people there, all these thousands of people, were dancing.  That was a great feeling.  We climbed the hill during the song, surrounded by dancing people, to see The Breeders.  The Breeders were one of my favorite live acts.  The night ended with R.E.M. - who totally blew Stephanie and I away.  Now we're on this minor R.E.M. kick.  The next day we went we decided to stand up front all day to have close spots for Flaming Lips.  First was Dyme Def.  We ate our food during their set.  Yeasayer was the first good band of the day but they seemed kind of out of place outdoors, and following them was Matt Costa who is a professional musician for reasons I can't ascertain.  But when The Hives played next everyone was reeled back into the festival because of their limitless energy.  Great performers The Hives are.  All that energy was on standstill during Built to Spill.  Built to Spill is a great band but a perfect example of a disadvantage of a music festival lineup is Built to Spill following The Hives.  When I thought about Built to Spill's set later, like driving home, is when I really appreciated it for what it was.  It was okay.  Rodrigo Y Gabriela brought a ton of energy as well, which led into Flight Of The Conchords, who are seriously funny.  Then an entirely different direction with The Mars Volta (the set actually started crazy and built my enthusiasm but that died off).  The Flaming Lips played last and they brought with them a memorable, intimate and exciting show.  They also had women dance naked.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on June 26, 2008, 02:06:11 AM
fuck you guys. I don't have $100 to spend on this. Its either Tom Waits or don't eat. What to do!>???!

so i saw him tonight and holy jesus it was in-fucking-credible.




the second song was Down in a hole! fuck fuck fuck fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cron on July 07, 2008, 09:28:24 PM
Just got my Dethklok tickets for July 5th at HOB...Oh man am I excited!! Anyone else a fan?



oh yeah! i love the show
how was that?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: hedwig on July 07, 2008, 09:58:23 PM
Just got my Dethklok tickets for July 5th at HOB...Oh man am I excited!! Anyone else a fan?



oh yeah! i love the show
how was that?

i saw them in st petersburg, florida last week. it was fucking awesome. the energy at the show was so great, and seeing them perform the songs live -- with the animation projected on a screen behind the band -- was amazing and hilarious, like the show itself. brendon small is an entity.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on July 08, 2008, 12:00:24 AM
Just got my Dethklok tickets for July 5th at HOB...Oh man am I excited!! Anyone else a fan?



oh yeah! i love the show
how was that?



i saw them in st petersburg, florida last week. it was fucking awesome. the energy at the show was so great, and seeing them perform the songs live -- with the animation projected on a screen behind the band -- was amazing and hilarious, like the show itself. brendon small is an entity.

It was a lot of fun but House Of Blues needed to make that shit LOUD! It was cute to see a number of the metal fans there that didn't seem to really get any of the irony of the show but there was also this great communal vibe since many different people were there for many different reasons but everyone got what they came for. I did see room for improvement in actually involving the audience in what could essentially be a live episode. All in all I had a great time...I think I was the only person drinking Grey Goose and tonic at that show.


"If I could write off your murder
I'd save all of my receipts
because I'd rather you be dead
than lose a tiny shred of what I made this fiscal year

I'd rather you be dead than ponder parting with my second home
I'd rather you be dead than consider not opening a restaurant"
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on July 27, 2008, 11:23:46 PM
The Magnetic Fields are playing The Majestic here in Dallas on October 13th. Who's in?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on August 09, 2008, 02:56:19 AM
i did. saw the flaming lips live for the first time in a amusement park in copenhagen called 'tivoli'. unfortunately the volume of the show had to be restricted due to the place is outdoors and the neighbors would be angry or something. anyways, it was a fantastic show.

next up, two mogwai shows in november.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on August 09, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
(http://media.tumblr.com/rz9v7V6Kucf9gak6PMA5K9gm_500.jpg)
this was pretty good.  10 year anniversary of the first time I saw them.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on August 12, 2008, 04:22:54 PM
Q: You know how I know I'm gay?

A: I'm going to see The Faint tonight!!

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pozer on August 14, 2008, 11:23:03 AM
you know how i know you're gay?  you keep saying you know how i know i'm gay.

and the Christian Bale thing you posted.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on August 21, 2008, 05:50:21 PM
The Hold Steady about a month ago.

Fucking amazing. Superlative superlative superlative.

I've got some shows coming up, but I probably won't see anything that good until November...

Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers. Collision of awesomeness. If you enjoy beer and guitars, and that billing finds it's way to your town, do catch it.




Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on August 23, 2008, 04:37:08 AM
Frank Black earlier tonight.

Dude was on autopilot. But Frank Black's autopilot rocks harder and with more conviction than most bands can muster with all their youthful energy magnified and combined.

Bizarre crowd, though. It was a six dollar show at a horse track in Southern California. Most of the people there were sunburnt and drunk as hell yelling out Pixies songs.


Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: New Feeling on August 23, 2008, 01:36:29 PM
Yeah I saw Frank Black a couple weeks ago and it was pretty sweet.  First time I ever saw a legend perform with nothing but a guitar.  very intimate and very good.   

I recorded a taste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHKrrQFsrMQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHKrrQFsrMQ)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on August 26, 2008, 11:49:01 PM
Went to redeem my beer bottles for $ cash $ money $ at the local recycling center this afternoon and who do I see in the terminal next to me? You guessed it on your first try. Thurston Moore. Asked him if he wanted to come back to my place and jam in the basement but he politely declined. Could have been an awesome show.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on September 03, 2008, 12:09:38 PM
This month:
Ratatat
Silver Jews
Neko Case + Giant Sand

Halloween:
TV ON THE RADIO


FUCK YEAH!!!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 03, 2008, 12:57:10 PM
Why? on September 9th!!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on September 03, 2008, 01:20:23 PM
Man man opening for Okkervil River as a sideshow for ACL Fest (which I'm skipping this year)

First time I ever saw Man Man was opening for OR, right before Six Demon Bag came out.  It was in a tiny room and I was right up front.  Now it's a larger venue and they're both bigger bands and I've seen them individual at least six times since, but I'm still super excited about the show.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on September 03, 2008, 01:35:32 PM
Why? on September 9th!!

Why is fucking awesome. I've seen them four times. Lucky you!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on September 03, 2008, 03:17:06 PM
You guys are real jerks, you know that?  :yabbse-angry:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on September 03, 2008, 07:50:23 PM
NIN on Sat.
mogwai on Tues.
Tricky on Sept. 12
Beck/Spoon on Sept. 20
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on September 06, 2008, 01:16:17 PM
NIN on Sat.
mogwai on Tues.
Tricky on Sept. 12
Beck/Spoon on Sept. 20

you'll be deaf after the second show. :yabbse-wink:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on September 06, 2008, 08:04:59 PM
NIN on Sat.
mogwai on Tues.
Tricky on Sept. 12
Beck/Spoon on Sept. 20

you'll be deaf after the second show. :yabbse-wink:

WHAT?!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 08, 2008, 05:46:33 PM
Mogwai and Fuck Buttons on Saturday...Ratatat next Tuesday.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on September 10, 2008, 12:11:01 PM
NIN on Sat.
mogwai on Tues.
Tricky on Sept. 12
Beck/Spoon on Sept. 20

you'll be deaf after the second show. :yabbse-wink:

No shit! You weren't kidding. Mogwai had my ears ringing at least three times more than NIN did. NIN was excellent. Hadn't seen them in a loooong time. Heavy on the Teeth/Zero/Slip albums; not much love for Fragile, but the Machine/Broken/Spiral songs were the showstoppers. The lights & screens displays were amazing to watch. Truly made the concert feel interactive. Trent's comment on the election: During Hand That Feeds, had a photo of Bush slowly morph into McCain.

My first time seeing Mogwai, and they were incredible. The Wiltern is a relatively small, intimate venue, so I had a great spot. It also meant that I was in the middle of and, thus, blasted by, all the speakers. But Batcat sounded so fucking good live. Had a great crowd of fans, and they played a great set. I was also impressed with Fuck Buttons. They were fascinating to watch.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on September 10, 2008, 12:29:24 PM
NIN on Sat.
mogwai on Tues.
Tricky on Sept. 12
Beck/Spoon on Sept. 20

you'll be deaf after the second show. :yabbse-wink:

No shit! You weren't kidding. Mogwai had my ears ringing at least three times more than NIN did.

no, i wasn't! i hope you don't sue me or something. :yabbse-smiley: but i'm proud of you, you're officially a mogwai fan now.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: New Feeling on September 16, 2008, 05:28:36 PM
Recently:

TV ON THE RADIO -sept 10-  fuckin amazing
Broken Social Scene -Aug 10- fuckin amazing
Black Francis -Aug 8- fuckin amazing
THE FLAMING LIPS -June 21- out of this world - I held up Wayne's ball!!!!!!


Upcomming:

MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!!!!! -sept 25-
NEIL MOTHERFUCKING YOUNG!!!!!! - Oct 19-
STEPHEN MALKMUS - Oct 25-
BUILT TO SPILL playing Perfect From Now On -Nov 3&4-


I feel like I'm in heaven
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on September 16, 2008, 10:09:43 PM
Yeah I saw Frank Black a couple weeks ago and it was pretty sweet.  First time I ever saw a legend perform with nothing but a guitar.  very intimate and very good.  

I recorded a taste:

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

Fuck... even captured in a minute long cell phone clip, that performance sent a little chill down my spine.

I saw him with full band, performing only the last two Black Francis albums. The band was tight and FB was a total professional. No pandering, no filler, no nonsense... just an hour and a half of loud, fast rock and roll. No Pixies songs, though, you lucky duck.

Recently:

MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!!!!! -sept 25-
NEIL MOTHERFUCKING YOUNG!!!!!! - Oct 19-
STEPHEN MALKMUS - Oct 25-
BUILT TO SPILL playing Perfect From Now On -Nov 3&4-


I feel like I'm in heaven


Just saw Built To SPill do Perfect From Now On. Real good stuff. And I was just reading about Neil Young's band on this tour... should be a fine show. MBV and Malkmus ain't too shabby either, of course.

October and November is always a real good stretch for shows. I've got The Hold Steady/Drive-By Truckers, Randy Newman, RObyn Hitchcock performing I Often Dream of Trains, and whatever Neil Young's Bridge School lineup is to look forward to.

Also the best free festival to look forward to all year: http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on September 16, 2008, 10:48:22 PM
ENOUGH! God!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 17, 2008, 11:39:51 AM
Ratatat was the tits last night. I'm still insanely hung over and barely functioning at work but I thought I'd pass that along. Hopefully Stefen dislikes them so he will keep his anger to a minimum.


Pics from Why?
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/why--026.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/why--192.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/why--245.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on September 17, 2008, 12:06:47 PM
Bad fuckin ass man. Do you remember a set list? I remember seeing them sans bass player. The three of them really pulled it off though.


Tonight: RATATAT!!!!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 19, 2008, 10:47:32 AM
Bad fuckin ass man. Do you remember a set list? I remember seeing them sans bass player. The three of them really pulled it off though.

I'm terrible at remembering set lists and it doesn't get any better when you've been drinking. I do remember The Hollows giving me goosebumps like I never thought possible.

Now for some pictures from Ratatat(which I did attend) and Mogwai/Fuck Buttons(I ended up not going to this show but since I bought tickets the venue still sent me these photos.) I am still very very pissed about not seeing Mogwai but if you feel the need to make me feel worse, please go right ahead.

Ratatat
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/ratatat-003.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/ratatat-056.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/ratatat-096.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/ratatat-303.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/ratatat-639.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/ratatat-551.jpg)

Mogwai
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/mogwai-099.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/mogwai-011.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/mogwai-046.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/mogwai-127.jpg)

Fuck Buttons
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/fckbttns-002.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/fckbttns-212.jpg)
(http://www.granadatheater.com/images/bill/fckbttns-227.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on September 19, 2008, 10:55:30 AM
I heard the Mogwai show was pretty much the greatest concert that has ever happened. My friend who went said he has no desire to ever see a show again because it will never be topped.

Too bad you didn't go.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 19, 2008, 11:10:25 AM
I heard the Mogwai show was pretty much the greatest concert that has ever happened. My friend who went said he has no desire to ever see a show again because it will never be topped.

Too bad you didn't go.

Well played sir, well played.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on September 19, 2008, 12:02:31 PM
I heard the Mogwai show was pretty much the greatest concert that has ever happened. My friend who went said he has no desire to ever see a show again because it will never be topped.

Too bad you didn't go.

Well played sir, well played.

oh man, sorry if i pour salt in thee wound but here's what mogwai felt about the gig:

"we arrive in dallas to the natural symphony of hot storm rain on our pale island skin. the hurricane is flirting with us but isn’t really up for going all the way. we find out that one of the guys who works here as crew was there when dimebag darrell from pantera was shot dead at a concert in ohio. indeed this guy we met was shot 4 times in the leg too but survived. a legend no less. the theatre we play is old and has just been bought over a year ago by new folk who are extremely nice, good luck to them. i hear it was a porn cinema for 3 months too, by the way. we go and get some breakfast at what is supposed to be a legendary burger joint where i opt for coffee (which comes tepid) instead of the “cheeseburger salad” (???) and the rest of the boys get stuff they don’t like either, all served lukewarm. so i get dropped off at the hotel and i’m told i can go for a swim there so i get my trunks on and walk down to the “pool”. it’s shaped like a brand new avant garde letter of the alphabet and is thus completely useless for swimming in so i mope back up to the room, get washed and wait until i can get a lift back to the venue. we soundcheck and do the usual stroke inducing boring wait for the show to begin. i am having trouble remembering if this was a good gig or not…..did someone stagedive? i think they might have (i write this stuff a good few days after the event and my memory has more holes in it than cummings’ and braithwaite’s jeans combined). so, the wind picks up a little and we get on our merry way to the wonderment of atlanta, georgia. it’s a long drive but patrick bane, our super-driver will get us into atlanta by 2 or 3 pm tomorrow."

don't worry though, i'm sort of sure they will return to your area next year. if not, please don't shoot me because my body aches after two hours paintball session last night.

edit:

here's the show uploaded at archive.org which i haven't heard yet:
http://www.archive.org/details/mogwai2008-09-13.dsm6s.flac16
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 19, 2008, 01:06:51 PM
Thanks for the link Mogwai! I will download it as soon as I get home.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on September 19, 2008, 01:25:13 PM
It won't be the same hearing it on a crappy audience recording as it would have been to see it live. Not even close to as good.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: samsong on September 24, 2008, 01:52:48 AM
i saw my bloody valentine.  i can't hear anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 24, 2008, 09:54:24 AM
It won't be the same hearing it on a crappy audience recording as it would have been to see it live. Not even close to as good.

And on top of that they've cancelled the rest of their tour...I can't help but feel this is all at least partly my fault.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on September 24, 2008, 11:09:21 AM
It won't be the same hearing it on a crappy audience recording as it would have been to see it live. Not even close to as good.

And on top of that they've cancelled the rest of their tour...I can't help but feel this is all at least partly my fault.

yes, that the drummer's pacemaker is not working, that's your fault.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on September 24, 2008, 11:28:49 AM
Great, now I can't see them either!

Thanks alot, Cinemafuckface!

Next time you're gonna screw shit up, make sure it doesn't fuck other peoples shit up too.

Selfish prick.  :doh:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on September 24, 2008, 02:57:16 PM
Great, now I can't see them either!

Thanks alot, Cinemafuckface!

Next time you're gonna screw shit up, make sure it doesn't fuck other peoples shit up too.

Selfish prick.  :doh:

Xixax, I love you because you're my judgemental and emotionally abusive girlfriend but you're also really wild in the sack. Cinemafuckface...really? Come on now. I can just picture the drummer looking out into that Dallas crowd, not seeing my face and then clutching his chest and struggling through the tears just to finish that show. If you listen closely to the bootleg you can actually hear his heart break.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on September 24, 2008, 03:05:52 PM
No shit? I never listened to the whole bootleg because it was such shitty quality. Damn, it would have been sweet to be there live. Top 10 show of all time, ever.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on September 26, 2008, 08:33:09 AM
i saw my bloody valentine.  i can't hear anymore.

omg, I was just about to post that.

How long did it take before you can hear again?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: theyarelegion on September 26, 2008, 08:50:04 AM
Going to see Kings of Leon in L.A. at the Nokia Theatre on October 15th. Saw them during the summer at the Oxegen festival in Ireland. They were amazing live! Anyone else seen them?

Edit: The Stills & We Are Scientists are also playing on the night.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on September 26, 2008, 12:29:11 PM
Heartless Bastards TONIGHT!

Emos inside, which is a cool smaller venue with great sound.

Man Man and Okkervil TOMORROW

Emos outside... bigger, not as good sound... but still excited
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on September 26, 2008, 01:16:20 PM

Man Man and Okkervil TOMORROW


Fuckin a. In austin? That's gonna be rad.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: samsong on September 26, 2008, 01:19:23 PM
i saw my bloody valentine.  i can't hear anymore.

omg, I was just about to post that.

How long did it take before you can hear again?

not long, surprisingly enough.  but it could be that my brain's adjusted to my now irrevocably damaged hearing and now considers it normal.  i tried to go as long as i could without the ear plugs because it was so blissful being blasted by them.  18 minute "you made me realise" was transcendent.  one of the best (if not loudest) shows E V E R.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on September 26, 2008, 08:25:43 PM
I think they broke my ears...

'The Holocaust' lasted 24 minutes for us, reaching a stunning 128 dB.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Alexandro on September 30, 2008, 11:33:53 AM

i went saturday and sundar to the acl...never been to austin before, i thought it was great, i gotta admit thought, the grinch part of my personality has a hard time adjusting to so much good vibes from strangers. i like it rough, you know...

saturday:

josé gonzáles was ok but i was too far away to actually enjoy it.

drive by truckers was fun but it's not my cup of tea.

man man: i was already on my fourth beer and my first joint so it was the perfect moment and these guys owned it. the audience were divided between those jumping to the music and those watching with a smile on their faces, stunned with the crazy shit the band was doing up there. every song felt perfect.

erykah badu: although i roll my eyes everytime some celebrity talks about how cool the zapatista movement is, the show itself was great. i never stopped bouncing.

nachito herrera all stars: i danced like a mad man to these guys.

beck was INCREDIBLE. there was a lot of energy to his show, despite him being still the whole time. the songs from modern guilt, specially chemtrails, sounded amazing, maybe with the exception of the title track itself. loved to hear midnite vultures stuff in there. wished he had played tropicalia or something from mutations.

sunday:

okerville river, yeah i could see them rocking out the house but i was midway through their stage because i wanted to be near when the raconteurs started. anyway i know some people get offended by this, but i put okervill in the 00's category of "faggy rock". i don't know how else to explain it, but it's getting tiresome.

the raconteurs were aesome from moment one. jack white looks pretty bad though, he seems to have health problems or something. i only listened to five songs and went running to catch gnarls barkley, and they were great too. this was the hard moment for me during this thing, to have to get away from one great show to another.

the big surprise for me was galactic. people were insane over them. they nailed every beat, every song, every little thing. my plan was to leave early to get a nice spot for foo fighters but i couldn't. they were too good.

foo fighters was foo fighters. funny and appropiate to leave the fest in a high. loved the drum solo and the triangle solo...

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cron on September 30, 2008, 01:41:27 PM
i'm seeing antony at the johnsons at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on the 14th, and then seeing the Flaming Lips on the 18th  with a bunch of other bands, Nine Inch Nails and The Kooks and Stone Temple Pilots. It's going to be intense.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on October 07, 2008, 09:54:24 AM
Saturday...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2918087535_f53e6cb272.jpg?v=0)

and FINAAALLY (last night)...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2921970242_af75268cbc.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on October 20, 2008, 02:04:04 PM
Girl Talk - tomorrow night

TV On The Radio - October 28th
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: tpfkabi on October 20, 2008, 02:16:58 PM
Ryan Adams in Dallas was really good.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on November 10, 2008, 09:57:53 AM
(http://a976.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/13/l_2fc2f4de9ffc5e66c56360236b2c6987.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on November 10, 2008, 10:20:44 AM
last week i saw two mogwai shows in two days. it didn't feel too much with two shows because they change their setlists a wee bit. the second show was a bit better because they played "may nothing but happiness come through your door", a rarity in these days. yes mac, i wore earplugs for both shows. :yabbse-wink:

the support act the twilight sad were also good.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: tpfkabi on November 10, 2008, 10:40:27 AM
how much were tics to fun fun fun fest?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on November 10, 2008, 10:47:03 AM
the support act the twilight sad were also good.

Oh, I hate that lead singers voice.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on November 10, 2008, 10:53:27 AM
how much were tics to fun fun fun fest?


60 something bucks for a two day pass. Good fucking value and a really great and chill festival.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on November 10, 2008, 12:03:56 PM
the support act the twilight sad were also good.

Oh, I hate that lead singers voice.

hmm, he's no james blunt though.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on November 10, 2008, 12:16:11 PM
the support act the twilight sad were also good.

Oh, I hate that lead singers voice.

hmm, he's no james blunt though.

Pshh. Who is?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: tpfkabi on November 10, 2008, 01:59:53 PM
how much were tics to fun fun fun fest?


60 something bucks for a two day pass. Good fucking value and a really great and chill festival.

sounds like.
i'd never even heard of it.
Deerhoof I'd like to see.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on November 10, 2008, 02:35:29 PM
I'd like to see the national and dan deacon.

I like how they list kool keith and dr octagon sort of separately.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on November 10, 2008, 04:25:50 PM
yes mac, i wore earplugs for both shows. :yabbse-wink:

I bet you still came away deaf.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on November 10, 2008, 09:15:29 PM
yes mac, i wore earplugs for both shows. :yabbse-wink:

I bet you still came away deaf.

yep.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on November 11, 2008, 12:36:29 PM
how much were tics to fun fun fun fest?


60 something bucks for a two day pass. Good fucking value and a really great and chill festival.

sounds like.
i'd never even heard of it.
Deerhoof I'd like to see.

I performed at FFFFest so I got an Artists wristband (backstage and free booze) which made the festival that much better.

Got to say I wasn't really into deerhoof.  I think they are just not my cup of tea it would seem.

I'd like to see the national and dan deacon.

national was good, but not as good as the other times I've seen them, which sucks because they said that would be thier last show for a good while.

Dan Deacon I only caught some of because he decided to take twenty extra minutes to set up, which ate into his set a lot.

I like how they list kool keith and dr octagon sort of separately.

Pretty sure that was at KK's request since he was Kool Keith AS Dr. Octagon there.
He played some of the first DO album, which made me pretty happy.

Tim and Eric was maybe my favorite part of the whole festival though.  Islands were great too.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on November 12, 2008, 10:46:50 AM
my friends in Colourmusic played during the day. Anyone see them?
What did you perform as RK? Have you been playing drums for ..and you will know us by the trail of dead this entire time??
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: matt35mm on November 12, 2008, 10:54:19 AM
Okkervil River in Brighton tonight.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on November 12, 2008, 11:46:20 AM
What did you perform as RK?

One half of Ramirez and Gilstrap.  We did a comedy act on the impossible to find stage 2.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on November 12, 2008, 11:54:36 AM
What did you perform as RK?

One half of Ramirez and Gilstrap.  We did a comedy act on the impossible to find stage 2.

I did "enjoy" how the stages seemed to go in no particular order and 2 was particularly out of the way. Keeping Austin weird all the way down to randomly numbered and placed stages. It was also so very Austin that the one BB-Q stand had four vegan options and only two non-vegan options. The road is truly paved with marijuana in that town.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on December 19, 2008, 01:05:40 PM
Going to see Crystal Castles in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve...actually New Year's Day because the 11:45pm show sold out and they added another one at 2am(doors open at 2am, mind you), which I was able to get tickets to. That is going to be a long and wild night.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on December 19, 2008, 02:06:22 PM
What are you doing in NY? Vacation? Business? Asshole Convention?

I'll be seeing Andrew Bird and Fucked Up in February at a place a couple blocks from my apartment which means I can get hammered and walk home.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on December 19, 2008, 02:10:52 PM
Going to see Crystal Castles in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve...actually New Year's Day because the 11:45pm show sold out and they added another one at 2am(doors open at 2am, mind you), which I was able to get tickets to. That is going to be a long and wild night.

CC is ALWAYS playing at local bars here in Toronto. I don't even think they're that great. Anyway, enjoy your show!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on December 19, 2008, 03:03:58 PM
What are you doing in NY? Vacation? Business? Asshole Convention?

I'll be seeing Andrew Bird and Fucked Up in February at a place a couple blocks from my apartment which means I can get hammered and walk home.


I do like to mix business with asshole. Nah, I'm just visiting some friends and enjoying the city. I saw CC not too long ago and it was a crowd of maybe 150 and I had just the right amount to drink, so it was a great show to me. We'll see if they've stepped up their game since then.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on December 19, 2008, 03:08:52 PM
Alcohol enhances musical experiences greatly. The greatest live bands I've ever seen have been shitty bands I saw while buzzed. I also get alot better at pool and guitar hero/rock band.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on December 19, 2008, 03:33:38 PM
Alcohol enhances musical experiences greatly. The greatest live bands I've ever seen have been shitty bands I saw while buzzed. I also get alot better at pool and guitar hero/rock band.

I too rule at drunk Rock Band. Stoned Rock Band, on the other hand, is pretty pathetic.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: hedwig on December 19, 2008, 04:15:58 PM
Alcohol enhances musical experiences greatly.
depends on the band. drunk at dethklok: ridiculously fun/dangerous. :shock:

Going to see Crystal Castles in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve...actually New Year's Day because the 11:45pm show sold out and they added another one at 2am(doors open at 2am, mind you), which I was able to get tickets to. That is going to be a long and wild night.
cool, i'll be in NYC for new year's eve too. you know of any other shows/shit going on that night?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on December 20, 2008, 12:18:07 PM
Alcohol enhances musical experiences greatly.
depends on the band. drunk at dethklok: ridiculously fun/dangerous. :shock:

Going to see Crystal Castles in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve...actually New Year's Day because the 11:45pm show sold out and they added another one at 2am(doors open at 2am, mind you), which I was able to get tickets to. That is going to be a long and wild night.
cool, i'll be in NYC for new year's eve too. you know of any other shows/shit going on that night?

Not sure of anything else going on...well I know My Morning Jacket is playing The Garden but other than that, no. I will let you know if I here of anything else worth mentioning.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on February 03, 2009, 08:48:12 AM
Saw Fucked Up last night with a friend. It was a lot of fun. I never go out on work nights, but I'm trying to make a conscience effort to get out more whenever a band comes around. I usually never go, then end up regretting it.

Dead tired at work, so don't expect any witty remarks today.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 12, 2009, 05:01:08 PM
I was pondering the lack of concerts I've attended in a while, and almost instantly a bunch swooped into my radar.  My choices are among:

Goblin Cock
Pelican
Crystal Castles
Ratatat
Simian Mobile Disco

Are there any particular live shows among these that I cannot afford to miss?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on February 12, 2009, 05:10:37 PM
I've only hear Ratatat and Crystal Castles. Or is it Crystal Antlers I heard? Maybe Crystal Stilts?

Whatever, regardless, it's always good to get out and support anyone you're interested in when they come to town, but If you could only choose two, I'd choose those two only because they're the only ones I heard.

I always try and buy some merch but usually by the end of the night I've spent all my money on booze. :o(

I bought an awesome Fucked Up cassette a couple weeks ago. It was all I had enough money for.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: private witt on February 12, 2009, 07:17:36 PM
2006 was the year that bands all named themselves after wolves.  2007 was the year that bands named themselves after deers.  And 2008 was the year that bands named themselves after crystals.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 13, 2009, 04:03:00 PM
This just in --- music a big farce.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on February 13, 2009, 06:05:10 PM
Going to see Elton John and Billy Joel in late march and then going to coachella.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: New Feeling on February 26, 2009, 02:27:08 PM
I saw David Byrne performing songs by Byrne & Eno on Sunday and it was amazing.  For some reason there were 5 empty seats front and centre for the whole show so finally for the encore I just went and took the best seat in the house and spent the last 4 songs rocking out about 4 feet from David  :shock:

it was like my own private stop making sense. 

a clip (by someone else):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SLmhCWig0w

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on March 16, 2009, 09:23:01 PM
Dave Rawlings Machine has had a pretty extended residency at Largo for the last couple months and I've been attempting to catch them as often as I can.

For those unfamiliar, DRM is Rawlings on lead and Gillian Welch doing backup - with guest accompaniment for the likes of Jenny Lewis, Jon Brion, Benmont Tench, the Watkins Family Sebastian Steinberg, and others. Usually two hours of Rawlings originals and inspired covers. If you have the chance to catch them (and you're into that sort of thing) do so. It's rare, and beautiful, and fucking exciting.

For the Northern California inclined, they're playing next week at the Great American in SF and the Rio in Santa Cruz. I'm going to both and they are both going to be fucking amazing.

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on March 16, 2009, 09:57:20 PM
^ I would have loved to see that. I'll have to catch DRM next time they come to the Southwest.

I saw No Age on Saturday. They played in this tiny little suite. It was like a dentists office. It could hold about twenty people but we had it packed 70 deep. I had to leave midway through for two reason. 1) there was no booze. 2) 70 hipsters/hippies packed shoulder to shoulder filled the little bit of fresh air we had in the place with the foulest stench EVER. I think I was surrounded by hte 5 smelliest mofo's ever. Like sweat and ass drenched with sun dried mayonnaise. AWFUL.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 06, 2009, 12:29:14 PM
I saw elton john and billy joel last week. Amazing Amazing stuff. I couldn't be happier with how the concert went. Every hit was done and made beautiful. I don't mean to seem completely girly but the concert had a power to it that made it so worthwhile.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 06, 2009, 12:59:12 PM
When I walked into the House Of Blues on the sunset strip on March 21st after a devestatingly boring saturday, I was a bit, well....apprehensive. I held some reservations because most tribute bands are well, lukewarm. but I had heard that these guys (Led zepagain) were as close to the real thing that you will ever see in your life. I have only been to the HOB on sunset once before and that was only briefly for my job. Its velvetly curtains and three bars that ring around the stage like prowling wolves around a dead baby bird carcass is quite interesting. I was unaware at the revelation, the spiritual experience, the musical intensity I was going to feel that night.

I thought the concert started at 8:00PM and ended at 11:00PM because that was what was on my ticket. I got there at 7:42PM and in line 5 minutes later, worried as all hell. You know me. So, I thought it was going to be at the most three hours of music. Boy, was I ever wrong.  Thank goodness for that. The concert I was told by the bartender as I ordered a jack and sprite. 'What Mikey?!?!" Yes, a jack daniels and a sprite. They didn't have seagrams. Stopped serving it.

Well, I guess Led Zepagain is only going to play one hour of the setlist of the legendary '77 world tour, since I knew there was going to be a doors cover band (Peace Frog). I relaxed and took a sip from my drink and waited. After a few moments, I went down and struck up a conversation with a couple of groups of people. One group was two ladies that were around my age, casual dressed. Upstanding sexy. Naturally beautiful. Naturally they weren't from Los Angeles but Pasadena. And so (yet again) naturally they were NOT single. The second group was a noted group of heavy hard rockers. They go to any and all rock concerts. After a chat with them, the lights dimmed and it was time for Peace Frog, the doors tribute band.

Peace Frog had the attitude and the music cued up for the experience. They had a hell of a set and he lead singer playing Morrison had his personality to a T, drinking Beer, screaming and cursing. Hating and getting off on the audience. He didn't pull out his dick but he did everything else. They didn't do any of the doors hit singles though...

Peace Frog's set closed and at 10:05PM Led Zepagain took the stage and opened with saying "Are you ready for over two hours of Led Zeppelin music. They rocked the fuckin house. It was the best concert I've ever been to in my life. That includes elton john and billy joel, rolling stones, bob dylan, kid rock, and the fucking beach boys. They had the look, the power, ingenuity, the heart, the skill and the energy of Led zeppelin in their seventies prime.  Oh fuck, it was wonderful. I've never felt more at home with the people there than I did in a long time. They ended their set at 12:37 and my god it was wonderful.

The set list for the night (I believe) was:
"The Song Remains the Same" (Page, Plant)
"The Rover" (intro)/"Sick Again" (Page, Plant)
"Nobody's Fault but Mine (Page, Plant)
"In My Time of Dying" (Page, Plant, Bonham, Jones)
"The Ocean"
"Since I've Been Loving You" (Page, Plant, Jones)
"No Quarter" (Page, Plant, Jones)
"Ten Years Gone" (Page, Plant)
"The Battle of Evermore" (Page, Plant)
"Going to California" (Page, Plant)
"Black Country Woman" (Page, Plant) / "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp" (Page, Plant, Jones)
"White Summer"
"Black Mountain Side" (Page)
"Kashmir" (Bonham, Page, Plant)
"Out on the Tiles" (intro)
"Over the Top"/"Moby Dick" (Page, Jones, Bonham)
"Guitar Solo" (Page) / "We Gonna Groove"
"Achilles Last Stand" (Page, Plant)
"Stairway to Heaven" (Page, Plant)
"Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)
"Rock and Roll" (Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham)

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on April 15, 2009, 08:38:29 AM
Got tickets for Pitchfork Festival this summer. Went to see Crystal Castles last night in Dallas and the doors were supposed to open at 8pm and they made everyone wait outside until after 10 before canceling the show. I know a guy that works at the venue and apparently they were just too fucked up to go on. Looks like success may have finally gone to their head, or up their nose, or in their veins.

*Update...the venue at the Crystal Castles show refunded everyone's money AND gave out a free ticket to an upcoming show of your choice...so I got a free ticket to see Grizzly Bear in June because C.C. are a couple of fuck-ups.*
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on April 15, 2009, 08:55:14 AM
Got tickets for Pitchfork Festival this summer. Went to see Crystal Castles last night in Dallas and the doors were supposed to open at 8pm and they made everyone wait outside until after 10 before canceling the show. I know a guy that works at the venue and apparently they were just too fucked up to go on. Looks like success may have finally gone to their head, or up their nose, or in their veins.

I was following this whole saga on Twitter through GorillaVsBear.

What a bunch of deadbeats.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on April 16, 2009, 01:23:08 AM
Got tickets for Pitchfork Festival this summer. Went to see Crystal Castles last night in Dallas and the doors were supposed to open at 8pm and they made everyone wait outside until after 10 before canceling the show. I know a guy that works at the venue and apparently they were just too fucked up to go on. Looks like success may have finally gone to their head, or up their nose, or in their veins.

good. they're fucking terrible. Alice Glass is the biggest cunt since...ever.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Neil on April 19, 2009, 03:17:15 PM
Got tickets for Pitchfork Festival this summer. Went to see Crystal Castles last night in Dallas and the doors were supposed to open at 8pm and they made everyone wait outside until after 10 before canceling the show. I know a guy that works at the venue and apparently they were just too fucked up to go on. Looks like success may have finally gone to their head, or up their nose, or in their veins.

good. they're fucking terrible. Alice Glass is the biggest cunt since...ever.

with all that said in the past 3 posts, i mean, that was pretty fucking indie-core of them, you do have to admit....


and silas; the things you evoked in that blurb inspires me on many levels. I would've killed to have watched that show.




EDIT

I think i'm going to rothbuy this year, if anyone in xixax land is going, we should get creepy and meet.

http://www.rothburyfestival.com/festival/artists.php (http://www.rothburyfestival.com/festival/artists.php)

I'm not really sure where most people are from, but lil' ol' me in illinois thinks it will be a neat time
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on April 26, 2009, 11:08:54 PM
I just went to this thing here in Oklahoma called the Norman Music Festival last night. I played a show at 3pm to about 250+ people and spent the rest of the day getting shit-faced and chatting it up with Honus Honus from Man Man and Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal. Of Montreal were alright. Not the biggest fan but man man was fucking incredible. Wasn't sure how their sound would translate to main-stage epic-ness but it totally did and was totally amazing, inspiring, magical. I ran into barnes on the street and he showed me some of his pictures on his iphone that he had been taking around the place. Nice fella. In the hospitality tent i ate brisket with friends in bands like the Evangelicals and Other Lives. I did a video interview shortly after our set and i'm embarrassed to say that i was extremely hammered for this and i probably look like a tool but between this in Norman, and another festival called D-Fest in Tulsa...oklahoma fuckin rocks.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on April 28, 2009, 01:44:06 PM
I can pretty much guarantee that festival is the coolest thing Norman has ever had.  I know another guy that did some stand-up for it.  Wish that I could have gotten in on that action.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on April 28, 2009, 01:53:30 PM
Sounds like you had an awesome time, Squints. Your bands becoming pretty big time, isn't it?

I sort of have a gay crush on Kevin Barnes. I mean, I wouldn't suck him off or anything, but I'd probably give him a squeezer through his jeans.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 28, 2009, 01:56:06 PM
man, its getting disgusting here.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on April 28, 2009, 03:43:54 PM
I can pretty much guarantee that festival is the coolest thing Norman has ever had.  I know another guy that did some stand-up for it.  Wish that I could have gotten in on that action.

Who was it? I saw a few comedians while i was there.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on April 29, 2009, 04:06:58 AM
Wasn't sure how their sound would translate to main-stage epic-ness but it totally did and was totally amazing, inspiring, magical.

Proof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpE8euqaRdQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpE8euqaRdQ&feature=related)

more proof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FICezgXFmKI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FICezgXFmKI&feature=related)

omg, even more proof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHx65eW1QBw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHx65eW1QBw&feature=related)

if you ever get the chance to see man man in your life. oh lord help you.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on April 29, 2009, 11:47:21 AM
Who was it? I saw a few comedians while i was there.

 Cameron Buchholtz I think is his name... I know him from another site.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on April 29, 2009, 03:18:03 PM
hey! i totally saw that guy. he was great. had some serious balls. Right after him was one of the only hip-hop acts at the festival so there was a large crowd of black dudes waiting and cameron, whose this skinny white guy, tells this joke about how flava-flav would make the perfect slave.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Neil on May 13, 2009, 05:00:38 PM
So, that is a no on Rothbury?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on May 20, 2009, 10:05:40 AM
just saw tv on the radio last night.
great show.


a method, the wrong way, wolf like me, staring at the sun were the best.
shitty sound though. this venue has always sucked for sound. in 2002 i saw modest mouse there and i remember issac brock screaming at the sound guy "i'm going to fucking kill you."

 it was a good time but i still kinda wish i woulda saved my thirty bucks.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on May 24, 2009, 10:16:13 AM
I saw them on Friday night.  The sax guy was my friend from back East so I saved my 30 bucks.  I thought I was gonna get to hang with the band but they packed up immediately and left for portland right after.
my favorite was Crying.
and my venue had shitty sound as well, everything sounded echo-y, no matter where you stood, at the Fox Theater.  I saw M. Ward there the weekend before and K'naan a few months before that, all the same.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 01, 2009, 03:06:00 PM
Live Nation nixes some ticket fees
Surcharges dropped on Wednesdays this summer
Associated Press

Live Nation Inc., the world's largest concert promoter, is opening the summer season with a promotion every Wednesday that eliminates some ticket fees, the surcharges that have caused fans to revile its soon-to-be merger partner, Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc.

Live Nation is scrapping fees for U.S. amphitheater lawn seats this summer in a 24-hour sale on its Web site starting at 12:01 a.m. in every local time zone on Wednesday. Fans will save around $9 to $12 on a ticket that typically costs $20 to $25.

Artists playing at the 43 Live Nation venues covered by the promotion include Aerosmith, Coldplay, Phish, Nickelback and Kid Rock. Five million tickets are up for grabs this Wednesday.

The company plans to continue the promotion, though on a smaller scale, every Wednesday this summer.

"We know people hate fees," said Live Nation's chief executive of global music, Jason Garner. "We just want to have one day to say to fans, 'We've heard you loud and clear and appreciate your support. Escape and enjoy a great show."'

Despite the recession, the company said in May that ticket sales for its summer concerts were ahead of last year's pace. Still, there's room to sell many more tickets. Live Nation says about 40% of all concert seats go empty. And for a typical summer concert, more than half of the 13,000 lawn tickets at a 20,000-capacity venue are left unsold.

Ticket surcharges usually help pay the ticket-selling company -- often Ticketmaster -- and the venue owner. The artists typically collect most of their revenue from the base price of the ticket.

By launching its own ticketing Web site in January, Live Nation became able to cut the surcharge in hopes of making that money up in other ways from people coming to the venues it owns.

Live Nation's move to sell its own tickets also threatened to take a 15% bite out of Ticketmaster's annual sales. But the companies announced merger plans in February. This proposed combination of the largest ticket-seller and largest concert promoter sparked an antitrust investigation that is still ongoing. The companies expect their merger to be completed in the second half of the year, assuming regulatory approval.

Ticketmaster experimented with its own kind of no-fee tickets starting last year when it baked the surcharges into the price of tickets for Eagles concerts.

After the merger, Garner says, the combined company might adopt the promotional formula Live Nation is trying.

"If it works, everybody benefits," he said.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 01, 2009, 03:11:05 PM
Animal Collective tonight, bitches.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on June 01, 2009, 05:02:27 PM
grizzly bear last week.  they were great.

(http://13.media.tumblr.com/rz9v7V6Kuo5ly879JOxFgRKzo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2009, 02:58:50 AM
Just returned from seeing Metric @ The Wiltern. Easily one of the best concerts I've been to! Emily Haines is so uttery sexy and mesmerizing. I was close enough to the stage to touch her... and I did.


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Mac_Guffin/P1020636.jpg)
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Mac_Guffin/P1020671.jpg)
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Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on June 09, 2009, 10:48:21 AM
(http://21.media.tumblr.com/rz9v7V6Kuogxa3hptI8HLaiio1_500.jpg)

TV On The Radio @ Central Park Summerstage

I bought these tickets 3 months ago thinking "wow, June.  Summer!  That will be great." But the night of the show it was 50 degrees and pouring rain.  I hoped it would be cancelled but it wasn't so we stood in the rain, got completely soaked and I just kept wishing I could enjoy the show because they were awesome.  Luckily they're playing Prospect Park in Brooklyn in August so I get a do-over.  I hope it doesn't fucking rain.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: tpfkabi on June 09, 2009, 11:11:00 AM
i went to Cinematic Titanic at the Inwood in Dallas on Saturday.
there was some music performed so it qualifies barely for this thread.

unfortunately, the sound was horrible so i didn't hear any of the movie's dialog and missed a good deal of the riffing.

oh, and i did get to see a local Eisley acoustic show with Max Bemis of Say Anything as well (he's married to one of them).

someone else here knows their music but i don't recall who.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 09, 2009, 01:03:59 PM
Is it just me or does emily haines look like a young madonna?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2009, 01:05:11 PM
Is it just me or does emily haines look like a young madonna?

It's you, and how dare you compare.  :elitist:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 09, 2009, 01:14:40 PM
Sorry....
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2009, 04:11:45 PM
Sorry....

You need to apologize to Ms. Haines for relating a fetching pixie poet like her to a old leather-skinned witch's vagina with a fake Brit accent.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on June 09, 2009, 04:14:42 PM
to be fair, he said "a YOUNG Madonna"... young Madonna is (sorry) way hotter.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 09, 2009, 04:43:14 PM
I meant early 80's madonna.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2009, 05:21:05 PM
to be fair, he said "a YOUNG Madonna"...

You need to apologize to Ms. Haines for relating a fetching pixie poet like her to a old young pleather-skinned witch's vagina with a fake Brit New York accent.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 09, 2009, 05:31:46 PM
lol....
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 09, 2009, 06:43:40 PM
HAH
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on June 09, 2009, 07:48:17 PM
oh, and i did get to see a local Eisley acoustic show with Max Bemis of Say Anything as well (he's married to one of them).

someone else here knows their music but i don't recall who.

 :waving:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on June 19, 2009, 12:53:33 AM
go see Phoenix.  if you can.

(http://19.media.tumblr.com/rz9v7V6Kuow0ovdlx0yS9Cwgo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cine on June 19, 2009, 03:56:49 PM
saw Leonard Cohen last month. played for 3 hours, 15 mins. incredible show.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: samsong on June 20, 2009, 04:08:21 PM
seeing okkervil river open for wilco (!!!) on the 25th at the wiltern.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 20, 2009, 11:30:53 PM
I went to this (http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=5005) tonight, and it was amazing.

It went like this. Solid Gold at 4:30. Local band, sort of has a dark electronic/psychadelic feel, good melodies. I listened to their album a few times. They were pretty good live. Yeasayer was next at 5:45. I liked them more than I expected to. Very odd band with some fascinating instrumentation, but I can only get into a few of their songs. Calexico was next at 7:00. Not a big fan, but I loved the trumpets/cornets (and not much else). Their music is conventional mariachi/western stuff. Nothing too exciting. The frontman being embarassingly full of himself did not help. He did these "I'm the man" hand gestures and quasi-dance moves. He also tried to do several call/response bits with the crowd, all of which failed thoroughly. Solid Gold and Yeasayer were much better.

Then, at 8:30, as dusk begins to descend on Minneapolis, The Decemberists start a full contiguous performance of The Hazards of Love. Let me tell you, they have come a long long way since Austin. They are precise and have a metric crapton of energy. The vocal performances are album-quality. I think it helped that the sound engineering was pretty much perfect throughout the day. Everything was very well balanced. (I should have yelled some compliments at the sound guy since I was standing next to the sound tent, but I didn't want to distract him, and I'm not good at yelling.) The mics were good, which was not the case at SXSW. Possibly the biggest difference, however, was Chris Funk's electric guitar playing. At SXSW, he was shy, and his guitar was awkwardly quiet. Tonight, he was playing like a rock star. He has seriously developed some skill with that instrument. During some of the noisy parts, he was clawing at the guitar like a madman, creating some seriously unique sounds. The songs rocked more than they do on the album, which was entirely appropriate for the live context. It's like they spread a delicious layer of rock-flavored jelly on top of, well, everything except "Isn't It a Lovely Night." The chemistry between the crowd and the band was remarkable throughout. It became obvious that the vast majority of the audience was there for the Decemberists. After Hazards, they did a half hour of old songs including a crowd participation piece that totally worked. They ended with a rocking Shara Worden / Becky Stark duet of "Crazy On You." (Yes, really.) The classic rock power vocals are to be expected from Shara Worden, but I had no idea Becky Stark could sing like that. The whole thing blew me away. Rock The Garden is supposed to be a 4-band package, but at the end of the night it felt like 3 bands had opened for the Decemberists. They stole the show in a more show-stealing fashion than I thought was possible.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 21, 2009, 12:16:05 AM
 :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Ghostboy on June 21, 2009, 03:04:26 PM
seeing okkervil river open for wilco (!!!) on the 25th at the wiltern.

I'm gonna be at this one too. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on June 22, 2009, 04:12:35 PM
seeing okkervil river open for wilco (!!!) on the 25th at the wiltern.

My wife and I pegged this as a dream show years ago.  What a perfect pairing.
Wish it was somewhere closer.  Missed the Austin City Limits taping too.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on June 22, 2009, 04:34:21 PM
when your wife pegged it, wilco were probably still good though.  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pedro on June 23, 2009, 08:28:38 AM
Well, they're still the best live band in America, stronger as performers now than they've ever been.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: samsong on June 26, 2009, 04:40:55 AM
in short, the best show ever.  feist made a guest appearance for "you and i".  i want to have sex with nels cline's guitar playing.  wilco were so good that at one point i forgot that okkervil river--they were really good--opened for them.  any reservations i had about the newer wilco material (to be fair i've only just started listening to their last three albums) were obliterated tonight. 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on June 26, 2009, 09:36:47 AM
nah.  this lineup does nothing for me.  preferred the 4 piece YHF version.  i've seen them 7 or 8 times, but i don't think i will ever see them again at this point.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on June 26, 2009, 11:55:52 AM
nah.  this lineup does nothing for me.  preferred the 4 piece YHF version.  i've seen them 7 or 8 times, but i don't think i will ever see them again at this point.

You're always fed up with everything.  It's funny.  Never change.


Wilco are so amazing live they make the bad album sound great.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on June 26, 2009, 01:39:25 PM
haha, that's not true!  PTA never lets me down.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 27, 2009, 01:46:06 AM
go see Phoenix.  if you can.

Well, shit. They are playing with Metric at The Greek in September. Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 27, 2009, 02:00:17 AM
I saw third eye blind at the hollywood palladium last night and was sooooo happy. It was the first time I saw them since 1997. The did an MJ song and really rocked the house. They did all of my favorites and I guess they recorded the performance for a live album. Just a rush and a phenomenal night.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on June 27, 2009, 02:09:43 AM
Wow, I just sort of assumed that Third Eye Blind were all dead by now.  Or maybe that was just a wonderful dream I had...
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 27, 2009, 02:19:12 AM
3rd eye blind are living past 50. food for them.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 27, 2009, 03:23:01 AM
Wow, I just sort of assumed that Third Eye Blind were all dead by now.  Or maybe that was just a wonderful dream I had...
Oh screw you!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on June 27, 2009, 03:59:55 AM
Sorry, I've never forgiven them for the brown note at the end of the chorus in "Semi-Charmed Life". 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on July 06, 2009, 01:37:35 PM
Last night I saw Bill Callahan at the Parish.  Holy shit! 

I've seen him a few times and it's always been good, but this was absolutely amazing.  It should have been a disaster... it was really hot so he kept asking if they could lower the lights and for some reason the light go crazy when that happens and they turn on and off at random.  There was also a drunk d-bag next to us screaming things out and flailing around during even the slow songs.  Those things didn't really end up mattering though.

I hope he keeps touring with strings.  I think he was so into them that he just put more into what he was giving.

The set list was so great that I wanted him to play a song I didn't like just so I could go to the bathroom.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on July 28, 2009, 02:52:11 AM
Two incredible Jon Brion performances in the Bay Area last weekend.

The first opening for Of Montreal. Some rock solid originals, sprinkled with some mighty fine covers of Billie Holiday, My Bloody Valentine, The Beatles, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Daft Punk.

The next night at Cafe Du Nord... further affirmation that, as many times as I see him, he still comes up with ways to amaze and move me. Covers of Cole Porter, Roxy Music, Emitt Rhodes, and Brian Eno.... along with some exceptionally chosen originals.

His sets now include a video projector and a host of video clips that he layers, loops, and manipulates live while scoring. He played an old Felix The Cat cartoon, scored it and merged that score into an almost ragtime version of Lithium.

Finished with a epic and devastatingly beautiful cover of Voices, by Cheap Trick, accompanied by old footage and sounds of a theramin being played and a mariachi band playing a song about longing and loss of a former lover who was far away.

My girlfriend captured a couple videos throughout the night... something I can never bring myself to do during a show, but appreciate watching when someone else can. I'll post 'em when she posts 'em.

All you LA folks who haven't been to see him, or haven't seen him in a while, should find your way out to Largo at the Coronet and see what he's up to nowadays.

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on July 28, 2009, 03:17:19 AM
Saw the Decemberists week before last at Marymoor Park, outside Seattle.  Great venue, fantastic show.  Andrew Bird opened, along with a band called Blind Pilot, of whom I was not familiar.

The Decemberists played the entire Hazards of Love album (which is positively epic live), walked off stage for ten minutes, then as half the crowd is filing out, Colin Meloy comes back on stage and goes, "So... we're gonna play a bunch more songs."  And then they played for another hour or so.  Great rapport with the crowd, they played songs other than the obvious ones you would expect, and they threw in a badass cover of Heart's "Crazy on You" with the two female singers from Hazards of Love.  Good times.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on August 04, 2009, 01:11:48 PM
Where all the Chicago peeps? Walrus, you're in Chi-town, right?

I need a favor, guys.

A supergroup has formed and they're playing a secret midnight gig at the Metro on Sunday August 9th.

(http://www.metrochicago.com/080909/metro_08092009.jpg)

PLEASE GO AND REPORT BACK.

https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale%3bjsessionid=2DCF3D7CF8DD8FC972C8E217BA654C0C?action=selectPerformance&cobrand=blackandwhite&performance_id=1056827
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: hedwig on August 04, 2009, 10:35:32 PM
CAT POWER

(http://www.stopsmilingonline.com/uploads/photos/story/20061027_7.jpg)

first time. so great! the entire evening was grand. chan marshall is the perfect human. the band kicked ass. 'Fortunate Son' made my heart sing.

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Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on August 04, 2009, 10:36:42 PM
"One Nation Under Prog..."

hahaha
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on September 18, 2009, 01:56:07 AM
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs @ The Greek. One God Damn Hellava Show, Eli! Heard they put on great shows and this didn't disappoint. Karen O is one rockin', sexy bitch. Such raw energy. Upbeat throughout, but also did an awesome acoustic version of Maps. Also, the stage looked like the dream sequence from Spellbound, so points for that.


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Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on September 24, 2009, 04:02:07 AM
Grizzhouse and BeachBear in one week. woo-ha i'm pumped.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 24, 2009, 11:44:59 AM
Those very well could be actual indie band names.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on October 05, 2009, 12:28:50 AM
So, the ACL festival was this weekend and because of a number of factors (including the weakest lineup they've had in a long time), I decided not to go this year.  But I did catch a couple shows that came through because of the festival.

The first was Broken Social Scene.  The best thing about this show was that it was a free show put on at an old power plant here in Austin.  It's a really cool building and they lit it up real fancy.  It looked great and BSS was really great despite being stripped down (for them).

That would have been the highlight of the weekend, but I also just got back from seeing Bon Iver.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that was one of the best... if not THE best concert I've ever seen. 
Because of some luck (and a friend who works for the ticket processor, I was able to get front-row center tickets at the paramount (which is a great venue for this type of show... amazing acoustics).  I'm sure that played a small part in how much I enjoyed the show, but it really was the band.
I kept wanting to pull out my iPhone to video some of it just to prove how amazing they were, but I couldn't bring myself to put anything between me and the band.  Unbelievable.  Seriously... even if you only kind of like this band, if you get a chance, see them live.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: 72teeth on October 07, 2009, 01:39:14 AM
anyone else go to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this past weekend? It was amazing!
highlights:

Steve Martin,
Aimee Mann,
Billy Bragg,
Galactic,
Robert Earl Keen,
Dr. Dog,
Emmylou Harris and Robert Plant!

i plan on going to this thing every year from here on out...

also, Dr. Dog rocked the shit so hard that i ended up driving to Santa Cruz to check them out again last nite with Jeffery Lewis... i recommend that no one pass up one of their shows, awesome band.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: pete on October 07, 2009, 11:43:12 AM
I was there.  you in the bay?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on October 07, 2009, 12:23:15 PM
anyone else go to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this past weekend? .

Yep. Missed some of the artists you mentioned, but caught Okkervil River, Old 97's, Nick Lowe, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg, Aimee Mann, and Neko Case.

Pretty fun sets by everyone. Welch brought out Old Crow Medicine Show and Emmylou Harris for a cover of "The Weight", 97's did a couple duets with Jon Langford and Exene Cervenka.

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: samsong on October 20, 2009, 04:39:03 PM
anyone in LA need a ticket to the pixies?  i have one for the first show (11/4) but i can't go anymore.  $65.  let me know.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: MacGuffin on October 26, 2009, 04:21:08 AM
U2 at the Rose Bowl. Pretty awesome. Didn't blow me away or leave quite the impression that the Zoo TV tour did (the last time I saw them), but they still make the concert interactive and make a huge venue seem intimate.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on October 27, 2009, 05:37:14 AM
Just saw Why? and Serengeti and Polyphonic in Texas a few hours ago. Just got back (its 5am) felt like i had to share with someone. My bandmate sent me with the mission to document all the equipment and sound techniques they were using and strangely enough i got more out of serengeti than i did why. Why has turned into this badass rock band. much different than when i saw them 3 years ago. Still a rocking, badass, awesome show...
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Gamblour. on October 27, 2009, 07:06:01 AM
Saw Dirty Projectors on Saturday. They were incredible. They sound so much better live than on the cd, and when considering how technically difficult some of their music is, it's just amazing to watch. The only annoying thing: hipsters who think they can sing along. Not to this, girls. Not to this.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on October 27, 2009, 01:27:25 PM
I have a big crush on the girls in Dirty Projectors. They're so fucking adorable.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on October 27, 2009, 04:19:32 PM
Random Thoughts:
I saw them open for Jarvis Cocker a few years ago and thought they were one of the most obnoxious bands I'd ever seen.
At that same show one of the girls in the band threw her beer at a jock heckling them.  
I like the new album okay but when I saw them open for TV On The Radio a few months ago still thought they sounded pretty bad.  
Stillness is The Move was really underwhelming live.  
The touring singer looks like Rose Byrne.
When I was jamming with some dudez in Brooklyn last year I saw the DP's on the street because their practice space was prob near ours.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Gamblour. on October 29, 2009, 10:04:42 PM
I have a big crush on the girls in Dirty Projectors. They're so fucking adorable.

They are super cute, all of em.

Random Thoughts:
I saw them open for Jarvis Cocker a few years ago and thought they were one of the most obnoxious bands I'd ever seen.
At that same show one of the girls in the band threw her beer at a jock heckling them. 
I like the new album okay but when I saw them open for TV On The Radio a few months ago still thought they sounded pretty bad. 
Stillness is The Move was really underwhelming live. 
The touring singer looks like Rose Byrne.
When I was jamming with some dudez in Brooklyn last year I saw the DP's on the street because their practice space was prob near ours.

Dudez?

One of the girls told people to quit smoking or else they wouldn't be able to sing. They were far from annoying other than that. Why do you think they're obnoxious? They were fucking pros when we saw them, completely destroyed the crowd. That weird vocal thing they've been doing is just mind-blowing. And they were so technically on their game, way better in fact than their recordings, I can't imagine them actually playing badly. I'm surprised you think they're bad live. Their music comes alive in person.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on January 26, 2010, 05:08:37 PM
I just went to this thing here in Oklahoma called the Norman Music Festival last night.

So they're doing this again this year in Oklahoma in April and i just found out I'll be playing the main stage (probably sometime in the afternoon) and later in the day The Dirty Projectors will be playing the same stage.

Fuck. Yes.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on January 27, 2010, 12:48:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-CSS1LZvmg

amazing
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on January 27, 2010, 03:20:18 AM
I just went to this thing here in Oklahoma called the Norman Music Festival last night.

So they're doing this again this year in Oklahoma in April and i just found out I'll be playing the main stage (probably sometime in the afternoon) and later in the day The Dirty Projectors will be playing the same stage.

Fuck. Yes.

Dude, that's awesome. Upskirts of Amber and Angel, please!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: children with angels on March 16, 2010, 08:51:23 PM
Just got back from seeing Why?. They were awesome as usual, but what made it special was the fact that Andrew Broder (Fog) was touring with them, which in turn meant that they were able to close with Hymie's Basement's motherfuckin' "21st Century Pop Song": one of my favourite tracks period, and one which i never thought I'd get to hear live. And as a direct result I am pretty damn happy right now.

I realise this won't mean much to many, but I know there are some Yoni fans who will at least will know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: a.santi on March 16, 2010, 09:17:44 PM
that's great. i envy you.

it was here that i first knew of  Hymie's Basement and i fell in love with that album...if that's possible, i've listened to it a million times and i will play it again right now.
big kid tested, motherfucker aproved.

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on March 17, 2010, 12:13:26 AM
Just got back from seeing Why?. They were awesome as usual, but what made it special was the fact that Andrew Broder (Fog) was touring with them, which in turn meant that they were able to close with Hymie's Basement's motherfuckin' "21st Century Pop Song": one of my favourite tracks period, and one which i never thought I'd get to hear live. And as a direct result I am pretty damn happy right now.

I realise this won't mean much to many, but I know there are some Yoni fans who will at least will know what I'm talking about.


i saw a show in denton, tx that was the same line-up and i screamed like a jackass "HYMIE'S BASEMENT!!!" and they didn't play any fog. if they woulda closed with 21st cenury i woulda lost my shit.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on March 17, 2010, 02:04:02 AM
Just got back from seeing Why?. They were awesome as usual, but what made it special was the fact that Andrew Broder (Fog) was touring with them, which in turn meant that they were able to close with Hymie's Basement's motherfuckin' "21st Century Pop Song": one of my favourite tracks period, and one which i never thought I'd get to hear live. And as a direct result I am pretty damn happy right now.

I realise this won't mean much to many, but I know there are some Yoni fans who will at least will know what I'm talking about.

This beat is so bonkers. One of my favorite songs of all-time. Anytime anyone questions Yonis MC skills I put this on. Then I put on Crushed Bones, then Good Friday, then I get the apology in writing.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: children with angels on March 17, 2010, 05:35:16 AM
if they woulda closed with 21st cenury i woulda lost my shit.

Yeah, I kinda did! Luckily I was hanging out with these girls who seemed to be the only people in the whole place who were wanting to dance so, we were able to properly spaz out. Broder did the repeat backing vocals for the "Our-font-will-crush-your-font" section. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks for entertaining my enthusiasm guys!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on April 04, 2010, 02:44:19 AM
So this is kinda of a LA-only recommendation, but is really a suggestion to anyone with a bit of initiative.

Last week I saw the Paul F. Tompkins show at Largo. I've caught it with the semi-frequency of anyone who doesn't live in LA, but ends up there more often than not. It's a great show... two hours of sketches, stand-up and music that, even when it doesn't have you laughing, will at least have you smiling. It's "pleasant" in the best sense of the word.

Last weeks show included a "book club" sketch involving Ed Helms, a performance by the cute (but boring) Watkins Family, Tompkins singing "All These Things That I've Done" with full band, and a few covers of Pogues songs with full band - including Ed Helms on Banjo and "Weird" Al Yankovic on accordion. It was the kind of variety show people rarely do and, with even more rarity, ever pull off successfully.

He performs this show every month and, with the exception of traditionally closing with a performance of "Danny Boy", barely repeats bits or guests. If you're in LA or near LA, you should go see it.

If you're not in LA, and have an interest in seeing PFT, you should read this:

http://paulftompkins.com/blog_detail.php?id=47

Chances are, if you have any interest in Tompkins, you're probably already aware of this but if not... it's a pretty respectable idea:

Basically, if you can start (or join) a Facebook group promising to attend a PFT show in your area, he will book one. This will make for a more committed rewarding experience for both him and the audience, because you both know you're there to see the show and not just for something to do with your evening. It connects fans with artist, and fans with other fans. It's a great idea that more people - comedians or musicians - should attempt.

Tompkins is the kind of comedian that has yet to really be properly represented in his television appearances. If you've seen him on Best Week Ever, or on stand-up specials, you might be able to appreciate that he's clever and has an enjoyable presence... but seeing him live is a completely different experience full of  stream-of-thought rants, failed jokes, and absurd little moments that usually don't get to be represented on TV. See him if you can, you'll like it.

Apologies if any of this is too long or unnecessary. I'm tired and drunk and, at least for the moment, this seemed worth sharing.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on April 05, 2010, 11:21:24 AM
No question that Paul is playing at the top of his game.  Best stand-up working now.

Just to be clear, the Facebook 300 thing is just for his stand-up, not the PFT show.

Our theater is sponsoring bringing him to Austin in June.  Should be a great show.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on April 05, 2010, 03:01:52 PM
Yeah, I should have properly articulated the difference between the two... either way, PFTs stand-up is just as great.

Like you said, "best stand-up working now".

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on April 13, 2010, 12:15:34 AM
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Just in time for the leak, LCD Soundsystem tonight.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Reinhold on April 17, 2010, 01:15:32 AM
i wanted to be at that show, Mod... instead i'm 15 blocks away at work, listening to the leak. (actually it's Dear Science now, but it was This is Happening a bit ago)
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: 72teeth on April 26, 2010, 03:24:38 AM
Dr.Dog@ GAMH,SF - 3rd time seeing them
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on April 26, 2010, 03:10:41 PM
just played the biggest show i've ever played. In front of about 1000 people. Sat next to wayne coyne and his wife backstage while watching the dirty projectors. Soooo i had a pretty good sunday.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pubrick on April 26, 2010, 10:27:20 PM
Sat next to wayne coyne and his wife backstage ... Soooo i had a pretty good sunday blowjob.

fixed.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on April 26, 2010, 11:56:48 PM
He took them to a video store?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Neil on April 27, 2010, 01:26:28 AM
Zing!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pubrick on April 27, 2010, 01:50:38 AM
No he went backstage with them. The joke was that he gets BJs anywhere as long as it's in the back/hidden area of a location. The same joke was made when he quoted kotte's classic confession about the fellatio that almost took place in the woods behind a big rock, he said it would be the name of his next album and i said it would also be the location of his next BJ. The running gag to me has never been that he just gets random BJs at any time, but that they've all been closely linked and in a way determined by location. He HAS to find a back room like superman has to find a phone booth, or in lieu of a back room a suitably exclusive area far away from the main focus in whatever context. Such that the woods and especially behind a rock becomes the back room to the main urban front desk/stage. So yeah, zing.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 27, 2010, 12:19:01 PM
^  :saywhat: :roll:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pubrick on April 27, 2010, 10:30:55 PM
^  :sleeping:
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Neil on April 27, 2010, 11:41:07 PM
I know i'm this guy a lot.  But, what's going on here?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on April 28, 2010, 12:09:36 AM
April Fools!
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on May 11, 2010, 05:28:49 PM
I went to go see Shearwater at the Parish (My favorite place to see a band in Austin) over the weekend and they were great and everything (I always prefer their live stuff to their albums), but the opener, Wye Oak was incredible.  Bought two of their albums immediately after.

Two piece band... great singer/guitarist chick and her drummer who plays the drums and Keyboards at the same time.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: polkablues on May 11, 2010, 05:56:48 PM
I'm always overly impressed by people who can play more than one instrument at a time.  I can barely even tap my foot while playing guitar.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pedro on May 11, 2010, 06:12:44 PM
I'm always overly impressed by people who can play more than one instrument at a time.  I can barely even tap my foot while playing guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na8Fkj694DQ
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Captain of Industry on May 11, 2010, 07:12:41 PM
I'm always overly impressed by people who can play more than one instrument at a time.  I can barely even tap my foot while playing guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na8Fkj694DQ

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was blind, too.  And just now when I wikipedia'd him to spellcheck his name I read this:

Quote
At times he would play a number of these horns at once, harmonising with himself, or sustain a note for lengthy durations by using circular breathing, or play the flute through his nose.  A number of his instruments were exotic or homemade
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on May 22, 2010, 10:04:28 AM
I saw him again last night. 

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2sxx2p6RW1qzp428o1_500.jpg)

He's only playing 4 songs off the new LP, (Pow Pow, I Can Change, Drunk Girls and All I Want).  He's playing 5 off SoS and 6 off his first LP(!)  That seems pretty backwards to me cause I REALLY would've liked to hear Dance Yrself Clean.  (Also: not playing North American Scum or Watch The Tapes.  :( )
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Pedro on May 22, 2010, 07:10:29 PM
Does he always use the same setlist night to night?  Also, how was his singing?  Sometimes he's pitchy live.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on May 22, 2010, 07:56:03 PM
I always see reviews trashing his voice, but I like it. I think it's the perfect voice for the type of music he makes.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on May 24, 2010, 10:07:37 PM
I know it's his last tour and everything, and he wants to play the fan favourites, but I can't imagine "Dance Yrself Clean" being anything but FUCKING INCREDIBLE live. Really hope he plays it during his set at Sasquatch! this weekend, though i doubt it since it's a pretty long song and they only gave LCD Soundsystem an hour long set  :yabbse-undecided: But if he closes with (or even plays) "New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down" I'll totally lose my shit.

Oh and Sasquatch! is going to be awesome, btw.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on June 07, 2010, 03:57:45 AM
So, okay, Sasquatch.

This was the best weekend of the year, possibly of my whole life. There were ton of campground adventures and shenanigans, but lets stick to the music.

Saturday:

Mumford & Sons: They were great, play with incredible energy. Never seen a guy rock that hard on a banjo before. I know alot of people can't stand these guys, and i was lukewarm on them before, but this performance sold me on them.

Portugal. The Man: So talented, also amazing energy.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Total singalong fest. Really fun, though the spoken word part of "Home" was super awkward.

Broken Social Scene: Now we're getting serious. Probably the most talented group of musicians I've seen. The new stuff off Forgiveness Rock Record sounded fantastic. Closed with "Meet Me in the Basement" which is guaranteed to be a staple of future live shows.

The National: THEY FUCKING KILLED IT. This was the best setlist i could (realistically) expect. Played the best stuff of High Violet ("Afraid of Everyone," "Bloodbuzz Ohio," "Conversation 16," "England," and closed with a GODLY performance of "Terrible Love"), Matt went into the crowd for "Abel." Played "Apartment Story," "Fake Empire," and "Mr. November." They did not fuck us over.

Vampire Weekend: Huge dance party on the hill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYfSgiFdVT0). So much fun.

My Morning Jacket: I need to see them again. Opened with soem of my favourite songs of theirs ("One Big Holiday," "Gideon," "Off the Record," "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 1," "I'm Amazed" :shock:). Played an awe-inspiring 15 minute or so version of "Dondante." Had an amazing finish and encore ("Wordless Chorus," "Highly Suspicious," and closing with "Steam Engine"). Couldn't have asked any more from them. The only bad thing was the crowd seriously depleted at around 11 when people started leaving for Deadmau5. Still, it was amazing.

Deadmau5: I only caught the last half, but i was seriously disappointed. Just didn't feel like he was giving it his all. Made the same drop about 3 times. Maybe it was because I was coming down from my high, or maybe it was because i was surrounded by sweaty guys, but i just wasn't feeling it.  His light show was pretty spectacular though (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT57qPrBmYg).

Sunday:

Local Natives: Had to catch them from afar, but they sounded great. For a new band they sound extremely tight.

Tallest Man on Earth: I love this man. Dylanesque voice, amazing lyrics, incredible performer.

Cymbals Eat Guitars: It's a shame when the crowd looks disinterested (or literally aren't there at all) during a fantastic performance. Seriously, these guys shredded up there.

Kid Cudi: THE party of the weekend. The pit was absolutely packed I could barely move. I don't care for his music much, but he sure can put on a pretty decent show. A true showman.

The xx: Only caught like 3 songs from them, but damned if I didn't want to stay. Sounded great.

LCD Soundsystem: yeah, fuck the xx, I need a good spot in the pit for LCD, even if it means suffering through Tegan & Sara. This was probably the best show I've ever seen. I can't imagine what a full set would be, we got 9 songs and it was amazing. I'll sum it up by saying I got to sing "All My Friends" with all my friends. Oh, and  this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNN1teHYIZ8).

Pavement: Classic Pavement. Classic Indie rock. Malkmus swinging his guitar around, acting like an asshole, arguing with the band, stopping the show multiple times, going over time, opening with "Cut Your Hair" and "Trigger Cut." What more could I ask for?

Massive Attack: Talk about light shows, holy fuck. I would like to tell you all about it but all i can remember is numbers flashing in the background and Martina Topley Bird's red dress. Totally Mind Blowing.

Booka Shade: These guys are fucking sweet. Danced my ass off. Craziest drum set-up i've ever seen.

Monday:

Temper Trap: Probably the only band that didn't blow me away. Still, it was decent, chill music for laying on the hill.

Drive-By Truckers: Wish i was in a better (ie. more sober) mind set for seeing them, but I can't say they weren't great.

Passion Pit: DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

Japandroids: Total rock stars. Love em.

She & Him: Aw, I just love looking at Zooey. Even if they sucked i would love it. But they didn't, they were awesome. M. Ward is such a badass and they played a sweet cover of "Roll over Beethoven"

Band of Horses: Soooooo good. I forget how loved these guys are all over. They played the favourites and the entire crowd was singing along. I didn't know Ben Birdwell looked so fucking haggard though.

MGMT: Went into it not expecting much, hearing they suck live and their sound doesn't translate, blah blah blah. Dedicated the set to fallen soldiers (it was memorial day after all) and opened with a tasteful rendition of "Pieces of What." Then they RIPPED SHIT UP. They were absolutely great. All their new stuff is so great live, and they played "Time to Pretend" "Electric Feel" AND "Kids." MGMT had made it their mission this year to distance themselves from their first album (they didn't play "Kids" at Coachella, and rarely play it on tour), so it was pretty amazing they played all three of their biggest hits for us. Plus, did i mention they fucking rocked? The crowd looked like it was expecting a dance party when really it was a rock show. They broke it down pretty well during "The Handshake." Really, really surprised at how awesome they were.

Boys Noize: Intense. Never in my life have i been that covered in sweat.

Missed out seeing: Ween, New Pornos (arrgh!), Public Enemy (Double arrgh!), Mountain Goats (triple arrgh!), Dirty Projectors, Girls, Why? Dr. Dog, No Age, Past Lives, The Heavy, A-Trak, Neon Indian, Tame Impala, The Heavy, Fruit Bats, and Patrick Watson, but still, what a weekend.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on June 07, 2010, 04:30:29 PM
just found out i'm openin' for the drive-by truckers on like the best stage in the state. Woot.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 08, 2010, 01:14:36 PM
So, okay, Sasquatch.

This was the best weekend of the year, possibly of my whole life. There were ton of campground adventures and shenanigans, but lets stick to the music.

Saturday:

Mumford & Sons: They were great, play with incredible energy. Never seen a guy rock that hard on a banjo before. I know alot of people can't stand these guys, and i was lukewarm on them before, but this performance sold me on them.

Portugal. The Man: So talented, also amazing energy.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Total singalong fest. Really fun, though the spoken word part of "Home" was super awkward.

Broken Social Scene: Now we're getting serious. Probably the most talented group of musicians I've seen. The new stuff off Forgiveness Rock Record sounded fantastic. Closed with "Meet Me in the Basement" which is guaranteed to be a staple of future live shows.

The National: THEY FUCKING KILLED IT. This was the best setlist i could (realistically) expect. Played the best stuff of High Violet ("Afraid of Everyone," "Bloodbuzz Ohio," "Conversation 16," "England," and closed with a GODLY performance of "Terrible Love"), Matt went into the crowd for "Abel." Played "Apartment Story," "Fake Empire," and "Mr. November." They did not fuck us over.

Vampire Weekend: Huge dance party on the hill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYfSgiFdVT0). So much fun.

My Morning Jacket: I need to see them again. Opened with soem of my favourite songs of theirs ("One Big Holiday," "Gideon," "Off the Record," "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 1," "I'm Amazed" :shock:). Played an awe-inspiring 15 minute or so version of "Dondante." Had an amazing finish and encore ("Wordless Chorus," "Highly Suspicious," and closing with "Steam Engine"). Couldn't have asked any more from them. The only bad thing was the crowd seriously depleted at around 11 when people started leaving for Deadmau5. Still, it was amazing.

Deadmau5: I only caught the last half, but i was seriously disappointed. Just didn't feel like he was giving it his all. Made the same drop about 3 times. Maybe it was because I was coming down from my high, or maybe it was because i was surrounded by sweaty guys, but i just wasn't feeling it.  His light show was pretty spectacular though (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT57qPrBmYg).

Sunday:

Local Natives: Had to catch them from afar, but they sounded great. For a new band they sound extremely tight.

Tallest Man on Earth: I love this man. Dylanesque voice, amazing lyrics, incredible performer.

Cymbals Eat Guitars: It's a shame when the crowd looks disinterested (or literally aren't there at all) during a fantastic performance. Seriously, these guys shredded up there.

Kid Cudi: THE party of the weekend. The pit was absolutely packed I could barely move. I don't care for his music much, but he sure can put on a pretty decent show. A true showman.

The xx: Only caught like 3 songs from them, but damned if I didn't want to stay. Sounded great.

LCD Soundsystem: yeah, fuck the xx, I need a good spot in the pit for LCD, even if it means suffering through Tegan & Sara. This was probably the best show I've ever seen. I can't imagine what a full set would be, we got 9 songs and it was amazing. I'll sum it up by saying I got to sing "All My Friends" with all my friends. Oh, and  this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNN1teHYIZ8).

Pavement: Classic Pavement. Classic Indie rock. Malkmus swinging his guitar around, acting like an asshole, arguing with the band, stopping the show multiple times, going over time, opening with "Cut Your Hair" and "Trigger Cut." What more could I ask for?

Massive Attack: Talk about light shows, holy fuck. I would like to tell you all about it but all i can remember is numbers flashing in the background and Martina Topley Bird's red dress. Totally Mind Blowing.

Booka Shade: These guys are fucking sweet. Danced my ass off. Craziest drum set-up i've ever seen.

Monday:

Temper Trap: Probably the only band that didn't blow me away. Still, it was decent, chill music for laying on the hill.

Drive-By Truckers: Wish i was in a better (ie. more sober) mind set for seeing them, but I can't say they weren't great.

Passion Pit: DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

Japandroids: Total rock stars. Love em.

She & Him: Aw, I just love looking at Zooey. Even if they sucked i would love it. But they didn't, they were awesome. M. Ward is such a badass and they played a sweet cover of "Roll over Beethoven"

Band of Horses: Soooooo good. I forget how loved these guys are all over. They played the favourites and the entire crowd was singing along. I didn't know Ben Birdwell looked so fucking haggard though.

MGMT: Went into it not expecting much, hearing they suck live and their sound doesn't translate, blah blah blah. Dedicated the set to fallen soldiers (it was memorial day after all) and opened with a tasteful rendition of "Pieces of What." Then they RIPPED SHIT UP. They were absolutely great. All their new stuff is so great live, and they played "Time to Pretend" "Electric Feel" AND "Kids." MGMT had made it their mission this year to distance themselves from their first album (they didn't play "Kids" at Coachella, and rarely play it on tour), so it was pretty amazing they played all three of their biggest hits for us. Plus, did i mention they fucking rocked? The crowd looked like it was expecting a dance party when really it was a rock show. They broke it down pretty well during "The Handshake." Really, really surprised at how awesome they were.

Boys Noize: Intense. Never in my life have i been that covered in sweat.

Missed out seeing: Ween, New Pornos (arrgh!), Public Enemy (Double arrgh!), Mountain Goats (triple arrgh!), Dirty Projectors, Girls, Why? Dr. Dog, No Age, Past Lives, The Heavy, A-Trak, Neon Indian, Tame Impala, The Heavy, Fruit Bats, and Patrick Watson, but still, what a weekend.

Wow. This post was awesome.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on June 08, 2010, 02:40:02 PM
Oh, and  this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNN1teHYIZ8).

Man, look at all those fuckin' white people.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on June 08, 2010, 03:59:39 PM
haha, and anyone notice how there are never any fat people at festivals? Just waifish white people.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on June 25, 2010, 06:53:10 AM

Pavement: Classic Pavement. Classic Indie rock. Malkmus swinging his guitar around, acting like an asshole, arguing with the band, stopping the show multiple times, going over time, opening with "Cut Your Hair" and "Trigger Cut." What more could I ask for?


Ha. I saw Pavement tonight in their hometown of Stockton, California - calling Stockton a suburb is generous, it's a desolate town ninety minutes east of San Francisco... creepy and strangely beautiful at the same time.

The band was incredible and, though they didn't open with "Cut Your Hair," all the other details remained the same. SM swung his guitar around, acted like an asshole, argued with the band, and went over time. It was all pretty fantastic, actually... it was an impeccable performance. I'm seeing them again tomorrow in Berkeley with Quasi opening - though I'm almost more excited about seeing Quasi.

Notable moment of the set: original drummer Gary Young came out for an encore of Slanted and Enchanted songs. He was nearly  incoherent, shirtless, and looked like a wreck BUT... that motherfucker is still a pretty solid drummer. The enthusiasm he brought to those songs was unrivaled.



Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 25, 2010, 11:55:10 PM
I went to a free show for Casiotone For The Painfully Alone.  He got to the end of his set and said "I got through this faster than I thought I would... anyone have any requests?"

I was in the front, there weren't even many people, and I shouted "Hey, Eleanor"!  He ignores me and asks again, someone shouts out another song of his that I didn't know. 

Then looked to me and he said: "I'm sorry, but I hate that song."
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Neil on July 26, 2010, 01:43:43 AM
I went to a free show for Casiotone For The Painfully Alone.  He got to the end of his set and said "I got through this faster than I thought I would... anyone have any requests?"

I was in the front, there weren't even many people, and I shouted "Hey, Eleanor"!  He ignores me and asks again, someone shouts out another song of his that I didn't know. 

Then looked to me and he said: "I'm sorry, but I hate that song."

some part of me says, "hey that's a neat moment! I'm glad that happened in my life."

and another area says, "who in the fuck do you think you are?  You're welcome for my fucking money and also for supporting your god damn dream."

But that's cool dude.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 26, 2010, 01:56:21 AM
To give him the benefit of a doubt, I hope that he just has some horrible memories attached to it and wanted to avoid the rush of emotions it would make him otherwise feel.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on July 27, 2010, 09:24:23 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l672m5ebOR1qzp428o1_500.jpg)

Flaming Lips (for the first time, strangely enough) at Central Park Summerstage last night.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: KJ on August 02, 2010, 04:13:36 PM
Crystal Castles at the Emmaboda festival. Alice Glass is a fucking goddess.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on August 05, 2010, 12:11:51 AM
Arcade Fire at Madison Sq Garden

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l6nvmtVaj51qzp428o1_r1_500.jpg)

I'm not sure any other band comes close for me live anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Stefen on August 05, 2010, 03:38:08 AM
I kind of live vicariously through Mod on Twitter and Facebook. He goes to all the shows I want to go to.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: john on August 05, 2010, 03:58:06 AM
I kind of live vicariously through Mod on Twitter and Facebook. He goes to all the shows I want to go to.

Even the boring ones!

But seriously... if that's the location you secured for Arcade Fire @ Madison Square that was probably a pretty fantastic evening.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on August 05, 2010, 07:55:51 AM
I was worried about seeing them at MSG which was by far the biggest venue Ive seen them in (of my 4 times) but it was great.  It was actually better than a smaller theater because with GA you could get right up front. Going to Chicago today for Lollapalooza, never been, excited to see them again Sunday. 
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: KJ on November 22, 2010, 08:16:32 AM
Håkan Hellström Red Jacket at hovet. It was magical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAq-iJMqcQM&feature=related
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Fernando on December 23, 2010, 11:45:30 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/fbv/RogerWaters.jpg)

I just saw The Wall live with Roger Waters, best concert ive been to, it goes hand in hand with Water's tour in 2007 when he played dark side of the moon.

any kids here saw him in the states? if not, you really missed it.

as a teenager I used to dream to see this album live, and now it came true, the concert was off the charts.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Neil on December 23, 2010, 12:47:30 PM
I went, and it was actually one of the best artistic things i've ever been a part of.  To see them actually build up the wall. Jesus. Wow.  I'm glad you got to experience that too...
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 05, 2011, 03:21:53 PM
(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/lcdsoundsystemfinal.jpg)

LCD Soundystem posted the following official message today:
good people of earth:
lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin' out. movin' on. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours-playing stuff we've never played before and going out with a bang. and we'd like you to be there.
if you would, we'd love it if people all came in white. or black. or black and white. and come ready to have fun, please. and come early, as the festivities will be opened by our favorites, liquid liquid. yes: liquid liquid.
if it's a funeral, let's have the best funeral ever!!!
general onsale february 11th at bowerypresents.com and ticketmaster.com. check lcd website and pitchfork for fan pre-sale mid week, details posted on tuesday 8th.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: KJ on March 07, 2011, 04:53:11 PM
I saw Bright Eyes in Stockholm for not so long ago. It was a concert that only an obsessed teenager could experience and everything that I expected. He was rude, drunk as hell and amazing. He also tried to stage dive from the stage after the concert, and failed dramatically. It was pretty fun. I think he crushed some skinny emo girls who stood at the front (I became quite jealous at them).

I would rather have seen him live around 2002 instead, though. All their earlier songs were much better live.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: squints on March 07, 2011, 04:55:00 PM
just wish desaparacidos would get back together
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Reinhold on March 20, 2011, 05:22:40 AM
simian mobile disco at terminal 5 tonight was absolutely fantastic.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: modage on April 13, 2011, 10:43:59 PM
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljmgsia3ej1qzp428o1_500.jpg)

TV On The Radio @ Radio City Music Hall
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 19, 2011, 02:34:07 PM
Had yet another fantastic time at coachella. Worth every single cent. Kanye did one hell of a set. Nearly two hours and had one of the best entances I've seen for a concert, a complete showstopper.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: Reelist on April 19, 2011, 09:31:11 PM
you lucky fuck. The first thing I would do if I had money would be going to one of those festival things.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: socketlevel on April 27, 2011, 01:41:59 PM
I went to go see godspeed you! black emperor at lee's palace in Toronto this past sunday. It was great. I've seen them 4 times between 97-02. I felt honored attending their last show before they broke up. So, I was very excited to go see them since it had been almost a decade. They were on top form but the venue isn't the best. They deserve a good auditorium with seating and great acoustics. Anyone else see them this tour?
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on April 27, 2011, 02:58:52 PM
Yup, I saw them in Vancouver. Easily the best show I've ever been to.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: socketlevel on April 27, 2011, 03:10:57 PM
Yup, I saw them in Vancouver. Easily the best show I've ever been to.

sweet! My show was great, but the best performance/show i ever went to was when they were in Montreal in '99, they were touring and selling "lift your skinny fists..." slightly before the street date. I'll never forget listening to "storm" for the first time and feeling some form of transcendence. utterly beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynoMnQDy8Tk

Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: RegularKarate on June 08, 2011, 10:27:54 AM
While everyone else  was seeing Weezer's Pinkerton show last night, I went to see The Antlers.
What a great show!  A lot of the live versions of these songs are so much better than the album versions.  So good!
Oh, and they actually LIKE playing the songs they came to play (unlike Weezer).

The new album has really grown on me lately.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on June 17, 2011, 07:01:36 PM
I never really remember this thread, but I just came from a Ryan Adams concert and it was great. The dude's a bit of a douche, but he's also funny as hell, and when a guy can change so quickly from songs about the pain of love to an improv about nose boogers, or Jesus, or cougars, he has to be good, right? Great show, really liked it.

A couple of weeks back I also saw Sufjan Stevens, and it seemed to me like the closest I've been to a religious experience these past few years. It was such a long, yet magnificent concert, with great visuals on stage and, of course, great music. Listening to the epic Impossible Soul or Chicago live is a wonderful experience. I'll try and remember to check this thread more regularly.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 19, 2014, 03:17:37 AM
Holy shit, this hasn't been updated since 2011?  Has no one been seeing any shows?

I'm going to see FKA Twigs in November.  That should be troublingly sensual.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: ono on September 19, 2014, 04:08:46 AM
Saw Modest Mouse back in May or so.  They are taking FOREVER to get their new album out.  Kinda ridiculous.  Show was decent, but I'd seen them three times or so previously, and the set they played wasn't quite my favorite and the audio was kind of bad (could barely hear vocals).  Skipped going to Spoon even though they have a really good new album out.  May see the New Pornographers in the next month or so when they come around.
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: WorldForgot on August 20, 2017, 08:48:29 PM
RUBY YACHT show at The Airliner last night.

Holy shit... After a set form DJ Nobody during doortime, JPEGMAFIA opened (one of my favorite producers and lyricists across any genre) the support, followed up by easy-listening beach jam band BÜR GÜR. I thought they were fun, not my bag though.

Next up was Kenny Segal, the fucking wizard. He made love to an entire rack of stickered SP101 and 404s. Orgasmic music as always from Kenny S. SB the Moor traded his usual rap persona for an electric guitar-only set. Twas cathartic! You could tell he was just having a good time playing with feedback while stoned.

Then the man we were all there to see, milo. milo played mostly tracks from his latest LP 'Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!' but he also brought out guest stars Open Mike Eagle and Busdriver to do some oldies. Watching Busdriver freestyle while milo's eyes twinkled ... Legendary...

~ The vibe is big, the room is small ~
Title: Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
Post by: mogwai on August 22, 2017, 10:50:17 PM
Not now but in October I will see Mogwai twice, Mew and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

I hope they don't suck.