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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #270 on: May 22, 2010, 07:56:03 PM »
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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.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #271 on: May 24, 2010, 10:07:37 PM »
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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.

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #272 on: June 07, 2010, 03:57:45 AM »
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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. 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.

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.

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.

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #273 on: June 07, 2010, 04:30:29 PM »
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just found out i'm openin' for the drive-by truckers on like the best stage in the state. Woot.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #274 on: June 08, 2010, 01:14:36 PM »
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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. 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.

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.

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.

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #275 on: June 08, 2010, 02:40:02 PM »
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Oh, and this.

Man, look at all those fuckin' white people.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #276 on: June 08, 2010, 03:59:39 PM »
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haha, and anyone notice how there are never any fat people at festivals? Just waifish white people.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #277 on: June 25, 2010, 06:53:10 AM »
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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.



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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #278 on: July 25, 2010, 11:55:10 PM »
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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."
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #279 on: July 26, 2010, 01:43:43 AM »
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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.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #280 on: July 26, 2010, 01:56:21 AM »
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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.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #281 on: July 27, 2010, 09:24:23 AM »
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Flaming Lips (for the first time, strangely enough) at Central Park Summerstage last night.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #282 on: August 02, 2010, 04:13:36 PM »
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Crystal Castles at the Emmaboda festival. Alice Glass is a fucking goddess.

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #283 on: August 05, 2010, 12:11:51 AM »
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Arcade Fire at Madison Sq Garden



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« Reply #284 on: August 05, 2010, 03:38:08 AM »
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I kind of live vicariously through Mod on Twitter and Facebook. He goes to all the shows I want to go to.
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