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On 8/29/2019 at 12:31 PM, Osaurus said:

Saw Berlin, OMD, and the B-52s last night. It was a sold out show. Some observations:

1. Terri Nunn from Berlin looked high and they did a cover of Highway to Hell, which for this show, was an odd choice. They were okay, but Terri singing Take My Breath Away in the crowd was cringeworthy.

2. OMD was fantastic. Andy McCluskey’s weird dancing is awesome and his overall stage presence is over the top. I’m a big fan of OMD and happy to have finally seen them live after 3 failed attempts.

3. The B-52s have definitely lost a step or two, but they can still rock. Great performance and glad I finally got to see them. Kate :wub:

Glad you liked them but saw them at the festival I just posted about and they were just bad.  Not sure if the set up was not helpful for their music but they just weren't very good.  

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2 hours ago, Redwes25 said:

Glad you liked them but saw them at the festival I just posted about and they were just bad.  Not sure if the set up was helpful for their music but they just weren't very good.  

They’re old, but still interesting. Out of the three bands, I ranked them second after OMD and before Berlin. 

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2 hours ago, Redwes25 said:

Just spent the weekend at the Sea Hear Now festival in Asbury Park.  Lots of fun and some great acts I already liked and a few new bands I want to listen more off.  

Did you catch RKS? And how were Lumineers?

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On 9/2/2019 at 5:01 AM, Osaurus said:

Saw Squeeze in Milwaukee last night. They haven’t missed a step imo. Very happy I finally got the chance to see them live. 

ETA: KT Tunstall opened and was very impressive as well.

Saw Squeeze in Oakland a couple of weeks ago.  They performed a generous 23 song set spanning their entire career.  Glenn Tilbrook can still hit all the notes.

This weekend, we're seeing young English rocker Sam Fender.  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the week after that.

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12 minutes ago, Worm said:

Did you catch RKS? And how were Lumineers?

Yup, I saw them.  They played right before the Lumineers on the man stage and put on a good show.  Lumineers were great 

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1 hour ago, Eephus said:

Saw Squeeze in Oakland a couple of weeks ago.  They performed a generous 23 song set spanning their entire career.  Glenn Tilbrook can still hit all the notes.

This weekend, we're seeing young English rocker Sam Fender.  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the week after that.

Really looking forward to Jackie Greene on that Sunday

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8 minutes ago, Bob Loblaw said:

Really looking forward to Jackie Greene on that Sunday

Tough call between Robert Plant, Steve Earle and The New Pornographers on Saturday.

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In the last couple of months, I've seen Beck, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, Cake, Squeeze, Massive Attack, and several bands at Riot Fest (Bloc Party, Wu Tang Clan, Flaming Lips, Slayer, Anthrax, The Struts). Now I'm debating seeing U2 in Mumbai this December. I probably shouldn't, but I wanna.

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Awesome day at Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas on Saturday.  The show went from 4pm until midnight. List of performers below. Bill Murray's birthday too. It was surreal watching Eric Clapton roll out this cake covered in candles to lead an arena full of people in singing happy birthday to Bill Murray (who hosted).

All the acts were fantastic but the show stealers included James Bay, Keb' Mo', and the incomparable Buddy Guy (83 years old but you'd never know if listening to him or watching him play).

Lineup (*performed in collaborations as well):

Albert Lee*
Bradley Walker*
Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang
Doyle Bramhall
Eric Clapton & His Band with Alan Darby*
Gary Clark, Jr.
James Bay
Jerry Douglas*
Jimmy Vaughan
Joe Walsh*
John Mayer*
Keb' Mo'
Lianne La Havas
Los Lobos*
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Tedeschi Trucks*
Tom Misch*
Vince Gill & Band*

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52 minutes ago, Psychopav said:

Awesome day at Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas on Saturday.  The show went from 4pm until midnight. List of performers below. Bill Murray's birthday too. It was surreal watching Eric Clapton roll out this cake covered in candles to lead an arena full of people in singing happy birthday to Bill Murray (who hosted).

All the acts were fantastic but the show stealers included James Bay, Keb' Mo', and the incomparable Buddy Guy (83 years old but you'd never know if listening to him or watching him play).

Lineup (*performed in collaborations as well):

Albert Lee*
Bradley Walker*
Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang
Doyle Bramhall
Eric Clapton & His Band with Alan Darby*
Gary Clark, Jr.
James Bay
Jerry Douglas*
Jimmy Vaughan
Joe Walsh*
John Mayer*
Keb' Mo'
Lianne La Havas
Los Lobos*
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Tedeschi Trucks*
Tom Misch*
Vince Gill & Band*

Jealous - I've watched Crossroads every time it's on AXS.  Bucket list to go one time.  That lineup is just ridiculous!

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10 hours ago, Redwes25 said:

Just spent the weekend at the Sea Hear Now festival in Asbury Park.  Lots of fun and some great acts I already liked and a few new bands I want to listen more off.  

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15 hours ago, El Floppo said:

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Two bands I wasn't familiar with that I thought were great were the Struts and the Marcus King Band.  The frontman for the Struts really knows how to put on a show and he was fantastic.  It was probably the best performance of the entire festival.   

Thought Sharon Van Etten was great as well but I really like her and have seen her before.  

I thought all the acts were good except B-52s were pretty bad.  Also, not a big Dave Mathews Band fan and thought he was ok.

One highlight was I saw Mike McCready do a small show in the art tent.  I was five feet from him which was pretty cool.  

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Struts are great and you are spot on. They were fantastic opening for Foo a couple years ago.

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Going to see Tesla in Clearwater, FL tomorrow night, 4th row tickets. This will be my 8th time seeing them dating back to 1987, theyre still a great live band.

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Just drove to LA to see Fontaines D.C.

It's an hour and a half plus to get there. Three round trip.

The power was out at the building. No show.

:sadbanana:

@El Floppo

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Adam Ant tomorrow night in Clearwater. 

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1 hour ago, Ketamine Dreams said:

Driving to Denver this weekend to see ‘The Who’. It’s a bucket list item for the three of us. 

May want to check that - I think they canceled the show and rescheduled to April/May - Roger lost his voice on Tuesday(I think) at show in Houston. He needs rest.

 

https://kdvr.com/2019/09/26/the-who-postpones-denver-concert-after-roger-daltrey-loses-voice/

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Coming up:

Rival Sons / Stone Temple Pilots

Going to see a few shows with my daughter...

Spookyghostboy / Field Medic / Cavetown

I Don't Know How But They Found Me / Angels & Airwaves

Half Alive / Local Natives

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10 hours ago, rockaction said:

Just drove to LA to see Fontaines D.C.

It's an hour and a half plus to get there. Three round trip.

The power was out at the building. No show.

:sadbanana:

@El Floppo

Never heard of them.

 

 

 

Sorry, gb. I hope it was a nice drive at least.

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Was waiting for Kenny Chesney to bring his arena tour to So Cal in 2019 but it never happened.  Then announced a mega stadium tour next year.  Florida Georgia Line (not a big fan), Old Dominion (like 'em) and others. Choices were to fly to Nashville end of June and make a weekend of it or go to the new SoFi stadium where the Rams will play.  Chose the latter.  Really good seats on the floor with Amex presale (even before fan clubs).  These concerts are going on sale 10+ months in advance.  Aug 1.  A long time to hold my money but beats chasing good seats late on Stubhub.  

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Went and saw Journey last night and while the group sounded good and Arnel Pineda has a lot of voice and the range of Steve Perry, he sung like he was a drunk guy doing karaoke that could sing, but was refusing to look at the words on the screen. So if you weren't listening to any of the actual lyrics, it sounded great, but to recognize any actual words in the song being played was a bit of a stretch.  Strangest concert review that I have ever written in my life, but my wife that is a massive Journey fan was annoyed by him too.

Plus the vocals were not being helped by all the electronic aids that they were using.  So much echo and vocal doubling or repeating or tracks...other than the echo part, not sure what the other vocal shenanigans were.  

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We saw Journey last year at Giants park and left early.  Def Lep opened and were much better

Seriously not a fan of the replacement singer shtick all around, any of these bands, I mean I get it but 👎  

Full price for a cheap knockoff basically.

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Adam Ant was pretty good last night. Enjoyed the opening band, Glam Skanks, as well. Cool to hear all of the Friend or Foe album, but I think the Anthems tour performance I saw last year was much better for both bands.

 

ETA: Next up is My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult in November and then Elvis Costello and then the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Busy music month. 

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Made it to Hardly Strictly on Friday and Sunday.  Saw Emmylou, Kurt Vile, Tanya Tucker, Black Joe Louis, The Meat Puppets, Hiss Golden Messenger, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and some Blue Grass acts that I'd have to look up.  The best thing we saw was a performance of Pete Seeger songs by the Kronos Quartet and guest singers.  Tanya Tucker is still bad### though.

Got the Waterboys this Friday and the symphony the week after.  Mrs. Eephus is going to LA for the Bauhaus reunion shows so our music budget is spoken for.

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50 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Made it to Hardly Strictly on Friday and Sunday.  Saw Emmylou, Kurt Vile, Tanya Tucker, Black Joe Louis, The Meat Puppets, Hiss Golden Messenger, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and some Blue Grass acts that I'd have to look up.  The best thing we saw was a performance of Pete Seeger songs by the Kronos Quartet and guest singers.  Tanya Tucker is still bad### though.

Got the Waterboys this Friday and the symphony the week after.  Mrs. Eephus is going to LA for the Bauhaus reunion shows so our music budget is spoken for.

You are very lucky to get to see them. 

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I saw the venerable Mr Cave last night for his Q&A tour. Just him, a piano, and a whole lot of engagement with the audience. Pure awesomeness. I'm going up to Seattle on Friday to see another round. It'll be interesting to see the difference in questions, and vibe. Oh, and he closed it out with Stagger Lee.❤️

 

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I saw Summer Cannibals last night and they were really good.

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30 minutes ago, Osaurus said:

You are very lucky to get to see them. 

I last saw The Waterboys in 1985 :bag:

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1 hour ago, Eephus said:

Made it to Hardly Strictly on Friday and Sunday.  Saw Emmylou, Kurt Vile, Tanya Tucker, Black Joe Louis, The Meat Puppets, Hiss Golden Messenger, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and some Blue Grass acts that I'd have to look up.  The best thing we saw was a performance of Pete Seeger songs by the Kronos Quartet and guest singers.  Tanya Tucker is still bad### though.

Got the Waterboys this Friday and the symphony the week after.  Mrs. Eephus is going to LA for the Bauhaus reunion shows so our music budget is spoken for.

I have an in-law in Tanya's band.  But we were down at Bonny Doon all weekend, had to pass.

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18 minutes ago, Eephus said:

I last saw The Waterboys in 1985 :bag:

Never had a chance, but I did see one of the Bauhaus reunions in the late 90s.

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Saw Phil Collins this past Friday.

Heard some good things about Starcrawler in the new music thread and liked what I heard. Am seeing them tomorrow night in a tiny venue - it should be a blast 

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On 10/9/2019 at 10:13 AM, Eephus said:

Made it to Hardly Strictly on Friday and Sunday.  Saw Emmylou, Kurt Vile, Tanya Tucker, Black Joe Louis, The Meat Puppets, Hiss Golden Messenger, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and some Blue Grass acts that I'd have to look up.  The best thing we saw was a performance of Pete Seeger songs by the Kronos Quartet and guest singers.  Tanya Tucker is still bad### though.

Got the Waterboys this Friday and the symphony the week after.  Mrs. Eephus is going to LA for the Bauhaus reunion shows so our music budget is spoken for.

How was Black Joe Louis? I missed their show at UCSB last time around. 

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Saw Mumford in concert Friday night with the wife.  They are incredibly talented, played almost 2 hours, and sounded great live.  

Opener was Gang of Youths.  I like some of their stuff, but the lead singer was difficult to understand live.  He has a very unique voice that I like, but I hate when I can't understand the words from the lead vocalist.  This was the end of 10ish weeks touring w/ Mumford, maybe his voice was just trashed.  

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I saw Wilco last night, and it was a great show. Their sound was crystal clear, and Tweedy's voice sounded just like it did 25 years ago. 

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4 hours ago, simey said:

I saw Wilco last night, and it was a great show. Their sound was crystal clear, and Tweedy's voice sounded just like it did 25 years ago. 

Saw them last Friday, seats were spitting distance from Nels. One of my favorite bands for many years but first time seeing them live. I haven't really gotten into the new album yet and was concerned there'd be lulls as they've been playing 7 or 8 tracks from it every show but I loved every second of it. Spot on regarding Tweedy's voice, and the band as a whole is as tight as they come.

If they're coming your way don't miss them even if you're not a huge fan.

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Getting turned off re the pricing on some of these.   I've seen Aerosmith 4 times but their residency tix in Vegas are $600 when I last looked.  List.  Eagles coming back around again for Hotel California tour and anything reasonable in the arena is $300/$400-$700.  No thanks.  Most I ever spent on a ticket was $500 for the Stones but that was bucket list.  I only do presales/fan clubs so I'm not talking scalper or secondary market prices. 

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On 10/14/2019 at 7:13 PM, Judge Smails said:

How was Black Joe Louis? I missed their show at UCSB last time around. 

He didn't blow me away.  It's kind of a tough to play an early afternoon festival set for an audience that didn't come to see you but he and the Honeybears didn't bring as much energy as I expected.  Maybe it's just me because one of the people I was with thought he was great.

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Saw Trey Anastasio solo acoustic last night.  Was awesome.   

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Just picked up ticket to Not so silent night concert in Brooklyn with Mumford and Sons, Cage the Elephant and Vampire Weekend and others.  Really excited about as have only seen Mumford in concert before.  

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27 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

Just picked up ticket to Not so silent night concert in Brooklyn with Mumford and Sons, Cage the Elephant and Vampire Weekend and others.  Really excited about as have only seen Mumford in concert before.  

Saw Vampire this summer, they were great.

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On 10/17/2019 at 11:15 PM, shuke said:

Saw Trey Anastasio solo acoustic last night.  Was awesome.   

Released some house seats today and I just snagged 2 at face in 6th row for Canton on Wed. May not have looked today if it wasn’t for your post. These set lists have been sick. 🤩

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Jade Bird last night, supercute, killer natural vox, star material.. bring your ladies!

Early discovery cred to @Northern Voice

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28 minutes ago, JZilla said:

Jade Bird last night, supercute, killer natural vox, star material.. bring your ladies!

Early discovery cred to @Northern Voice

Wish you were here, gb.  Against Me! tonight with @The Z Machine

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20 minutes ago, scorchy said:

Wish you were here, gb.  Against Me! tonight with @The Z Machine

Wish I was there too.  Which full album tonight?

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1 hour ago, JZilla said:

Jade Bird last night, supercute, killer natural vox, star material.. bring your ladies!

Early discovery cred to @Northern Voice

I've heard a few tracks on the radio.  I like the style and voice.  Looking forward to another good show with scorcho.

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