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On 1/28/2016 at 3:46 PM, Northern Voice said:

Bruce Springsteen Tuesday

Operators (Dan Boeckner) in February

Wintersleep in March - had to buy tickets in Kingston, ON - Toronto show sold out already.

Death Cab/Metric in March

Wayhome (Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, The Killers, Haim, Chvrches, Foals, Last Shadow Puppets, M83, Stars, Arkells, Wolf Parade, Third Eye Blind, etc...)

Metric/Death Cab tomorrow night.

Aside from the above, I'm going to the CBC Music Festival, a one day event in Toronto highlighting Canadian music headlined by Hey Rosetta, the New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club and Alvvays, all of whom I've seen before, but for $39 can't really argue. Bonus - Maestro will also be there, and I will be able to let my Backbone Slide

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On 3/22/2016 at 1:19 PM, Swing 51 said:

 

Seeing Shovels & Rope tomorrow night at Birchmere in Alexandria, VA - S&R is always a great time.

Damn Shovels & Rope are dope!! If you can stomach folk music (although I'm not sure that is an accurate description of the genre this band plays) you must check this duo out.

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On ‎3‎/‎2‎/‎2016 at 4:11 PM, ZenMaster said:

Guns 'N' Roses in Vegas on April 8

 

 

The ticket prices I saw for this were the most expensive I'd ever seen for an arena venue.  I'll probably drop the 200 for the SF show but it seems a bit ridiculous...this is definitely a money grab.  Kind of sours the experience for me.

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49 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

The ticket prices I saw for this were the most expensive I'd ever seen for an arena venue.  I'll probably drop the 200 for the SF show but it seems a bit ridiculous...this is definitely a money grab.  Kind of sours the experience for me.

ticket prices on the presale at MetLife were $285 for the lower bowl...  Insane.

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2 hours ago, TripItUp said:

The ticket prices I saw for this were the most expensive I'd ever seen for an arena venue.  I'll probably drop the 200 for the SF show but it seems a bit ridiculous...this is definitely a money grab.  Kind of sours the experience for me.

Totally agree. We paid $284/each. My SIL was going to come but bailed so we sold the extra on Stubhub for $400 ($360 net after fees). I think Stubhub bought it.

It's Vegas, so $284 is just another thing to blow money on. 

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4/10 Disturbed: Going with buddy who is HUGE fan for his 40th. They're alright to me, reports they put on a killer show and this is a tiny venue. 
4/23 Lucero Family Picnic: Always an amazing outdoor hometown show
4/24 Smashing Pumpkins: Stripped down Acoustic show in Beautiful Orpheum Theater
4/26 Citizen Cope: Stripped down acoustic show - been wanting to see 
8/5 Pearl Jam @ Fenway- Fave band at Fave Venue days before my 40th bday.... 
8/7 Pearl Jam @ Fenway - Fave band at Fave Venue days before my 40th bday.... 


 

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I saw the Gregg Allman Band last night, and it was a fantastic show. Gregg's voice sounded really good, and I love the addition of horns in his band. His horn players used to be in Bobby Blue Bland's band. I read in an interview with him that he always wanted horns in the ABB, but the others didn't, so now he gets to have them on his own.

I was happy with the songs they chose to play last night. I know he changes his setlist up, but last night he and his band did: Don't Keep Me Wonderin', Come and Go Blues, Queen of Hearts, Sweet Feelin', Trouble No More (Muddy Waters cover), Ain't Wastin' Time No More, These Days (Jackson Browne cover), You Don't Love Me (Willie Cobbs cover), I'm No Angel - He took a 10 minute break while band jammed - Midnight Rider, Melissa, Whipping Post, One Way Out, and Southbound. It was fun, and I recommend seeing him if you like his music. He is getting up there in age (68), so catch him while he is still delivering a great show and in fine voice...and still alive.

Here is kinda blurry pic of him behind his piano. He had this NO Saints shirt on first. :X :P Changed to this shirt during break. 

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15 hours ago, simey said:

I saw the Gregg Allman Band last night, and it was a fantastic show. Gregg's voice sounded really good, and I love the addition of horns in his band. His horn players used to be in Bobby Blue Bland's band. I read in an interview with him that he always wanted horns in the ABB, but the others didn't, so now he gets to have them on his own.

I was happy with the songs they chose to play last night. I know he changes his setlist up, but last night he and his band did: Don't Keep Me Wonderin', Come and Go Blues, Queen of Hearts, Sweet Feelin', Trouble No More (Muddy Waters cover), Ain't Wastin' Time No More, These Days (Jackson Browne cover), You Don't Love Me (Willie Cobbs cover), I'm No Angel - He took a 10 minute break while band jammed - Midnight Rider, Melissa, Whipping Post, One Way Out, and Southbound. It was fun, and I recommend seeing him if you like his music. He is getting up there in age (68), so catch him while he is still delivering a great show and in fine voice...and still alive.

Here is kinda blurry pic of him behind his piano. He had this NO Saints shirt on first. :X :P Changed to this shirt during break. 

Nice.  Saw him several months ago at the Canyon Club.  Can still bring it.  He's opening for ZZTop at the Greek Theater, tickets onsale tomorrow at 10am.  Also Rob Thomas/Counting Crows.  Love the venue.  Seeing Joe Bonamassa in 2 weeks for the first time.  Look forward to it.  Just wish Beth Hart was with him like I've seen on TV - think that was at Red Rocks.

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Sir Paul has expanded his tour this year to a good variety of cities.

I posted this last year, but this is the must see concert before it's too late. One of the best experiences of my life when I saw him last year in Philly. Don't even hesitate getting tickets if he's coming near you. Don't hesitate getting tickets if he's going somewhere you have to fly to.  It's worth every penny.  I'm not even a huge Beatles fan (admittedly, I'm a big Wings fan though) but this is the concert to see before it's too late.  Not just because it might be too late, but because it's just plain awesome start-to-finish.

If any FBG buds do want to go to one, I'm happy to cornhole and meet you there.

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Took in The Fab Faux last night at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.  And, as always, was absolutely blown away.  It was like sitting for 3 hours in Abbey Road Studios and watching the Beatles work. These guys are as close to the real thing as you're ever going to see.  Ive seen most all the Beatles tribute and cover bands and no one compares to these guys.  There are more.  Will Lee, bassist from Dave Letterman's band leads the group. They just celebrated their 18th year of doing this.

they do not get caught up in costumes and such, they focus on the music, period.  They actually have studied each song meticulously and attempt to recreate as accurately as possible.  Each song requires a complete rearrangement of backup musicians and instruments, those that were actually used in each song.  I've seen them play most every album in their entirety (yep including Revolution 9 off the WA) and they never cease to amaze and deliver.  Last night was "The Songs of the Beatles Movies" and a mix of other hits and it was Fab.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fab_Faux

http://www.thefabfaux.com/

 

 

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On 4/16/2016 at 11:22 PM, John Bender said:

Sir Paul has expanded his tour this year to a good variety of cities.

I posted this last year, but this is the must see concert before it's too late. One of the best experiences of my life when I saw him last year in Philly. Don't even hesitate getting tickets if he's coming near you. Don't hesitate getting tickets if he's going somewhere you have to fly to.  It's worth every penny.  I'm not even a huge Beatles fan (admittedly, I'm a big Wings fan though) but this is the concert to see before it's too late.  Not just because it might be too late, but because it's just plain awesome start-to-finish.

If any FBG buds do want to go to one, I'm happy to cornhole and meet you there.

I've seen him twice in the past 4 years and while they were pretty much identical sets (even down to the banter with the crowd), he still puts on a hell of a show.  Definitely worth it.

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On April 14, 2016 at 10:56 AM, simey said:

I saw the Gregg Allman Band last night, and it was a fantastic show. Gregg's voice sounded really good, and I love the addition of horns in his band. His horn players used to be in Bobby Blue Bland's band. I read in an interview with him that he always wanted horns in the ABB, but the others didn't, so now he gets to have them on his own.

I was happy with the songs they chose to play last night. I know he changes his setlist up, but last night he and his band did: Don't Keep Me Wonderin', Come and Go Blues, Queen of Hearts, Sweet Feelin', Trouble No More (Muddy Waters cover), Ain't Wastin' Time No More, These Days (Jackson Browne cover), You Don't Love Me (Willie Cobbs cover), I'm No Angel - He took a 10 minute break while band jammed - Midnight Rider, Melissa, Whipping Post, One Way Out, and Southbound. It was fun, and I recommend seeing him if you like his music. He is getting up there in age (68), so catch him while he is still delivering a great show and in fine voice...and still alive.

Here is kinda blurry pic of him behind his piano. He had this NO Saints shirt on first. :X :P Changed to this shirt during break. 

 

I'm going to see a Gregg Allman and Peter Frampton show in Indianapolis in July.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/peter-frampton-gregg-allman-tour/

 

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Going to the Merlefest this Thursday-Sunday. Some of the people I'll be seeing are Steep Canyon Rangers, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine (Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch), Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Donna the Buffalo, and many others. Merlefest is always a good time.

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Summer concert schedule is starting to come together nicely:

  • 6/9 - 6/12 - Bonnaroo (festival, Tennessee)
  • 6/16 - July Talk / Frank Turner
  • 7/14 - Shakey Graves / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Wild Child
  • 7/22 - 7/24 - Wayhome (festival, Ontario)
  • 8/25 - Claypool Lennon Delirium

Possibles:

  • 5/15 - Old 97s / Heartless Bastards
  • 5/27 - Rakim (performing Paid in Full in its entirety)
  • 6/3 - Valerie June
  • 6/15 - Two Door Cinema Club
  • 6/17 - Bad Boy Reunion Tour [Faith Evans / 112 / others]
  • 6/20 - AlunaGeorge
  • 6/23 - Public Enemy
  • 7/11 - Brandi Carlile
  • 7/12 - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • 7/13 - Ben Folds & Ymusic
  • 7/28 - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Tribute to David Bowie
  • 7/31 - Edgefest (festival - Buffalo) [City and Colour, Tokyo Police Club, Sam Roberts, Deftones, etc.]
  • 8/8 - The Wombats
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My upcoming schedule is a bit light right now:

  • May 28 - CBC Music Fest (Hey Rosetta, New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club, Alvvays)
  • Jul 22-4 - Wayhome Festival
  • Nov 6 - Pet Shop Boys

I'll definitely be getting tickets for The Hold Steady if they have a Toronto date for the BAGIA tour and for Hot Hot Heat on their "final" tour as well but neither is announced.

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A little 90's throwback in Dallas this weekend, then current to end things:

  • Friday: Hoobastank and Finger Eleven (with ASIA (adjacent), The Guess Who and Survivor on another stage)
  • Saturday: AlienAntFarm, Soul Asylum and Toadies (with Dennis DeYoung and Peter Frampton on another stage)
  • Sunday: Eagles Of Death Metal

Hoping to be hard of hearing come Monday morning.

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On 4/26/2016 at 10:16 AM, simey said:

Going to the Merlefest this Thursday-Sunday. Some of the people I'll be seeing are Steep Canyon Rangers, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine (Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch), Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Donna the Buffalo, and many others. Merlefest is always a good time.

I am seeing Old Crow Medicine show and Brandi  Carlisle in August.:thumbup:

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4 hours ago, prosopis said:
On 4/26/2016 at 1:16 PM, simey said:

Going to the Merlefest this Thursday-Sunday. Some of the people I'll be seeing are Steep Canyon Rangers, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine (Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch), Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Donna the Buffalo, and many others. Merlefest is always a good time.

I am seeing Old Crow Medicine show and Brandi  Carlisle in August.:thumbup:

They were both good. The OCMS always seems to have a great time on stage. They are a fun band.

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Saw Def Leppard last night in Orlando, very good show. Had a few off the newest album (including "Let's Go", which is a great opener), Rest was a good mix of classics, as expected. Elliot's voice waivered a bit on some songs, but musically was really tight. Good to see Vivian Campbell out there playing after the cancer battle.

 

Reo Speedwagon was very solid, Tesla still rockin it as well.

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On Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Nigel said:

MMJ? I want to hear about it. On my bucket list to see them there.

Yep. It was FANTASTIC. Night 1 might be in the all time top 3 shows (according to some - its def in my top 2).

We had GA both nights. We tailgated the entirety of Saturday and ended up with second row center. We got there later on Sunday and ended up with 5 - 6 off to the right a bit.

Such a special place to see a show. Well worth the trip.

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