Teh Bias

Other Discussion => General Pop Culture => Topic started by: Failsafe on September 23, 2007, 10:49:04 AM

Title: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Failsafe on September 23, 2007, 10:49:04 AM
*Renamed Bryan's Morrissey thread*

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1316/1418565192_57765aaab2.jpg)

Mary and I saw the Beastie Boys on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.  We had great seats just off to the left side of the stage.  The picture above was taken by someone at their performance in Montreal the night before, but the stage and set looked identical on Friday night.  It was a great show!  The crowd went nuts when they finished off with Intergalactic and Sabotage.  We were on our feet for the whole show.

Here's what they played:

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1. Super Disco Breakin'
2. Sure Shot
3. Triple Trouble
4. Shake Your Rump
5. Time For Livin'
6. Live At PJ's
7. Gratitude
8. Remote Control
9. Body Movin'
10. Pass The Mic
11. Time To Get Ill
12. Ch-Check It Out
13. Off The Grid
14. Tough Guy
15. Son Of Neckbone
16. Suco De Tangerina
17. Sabrosa
18. Egg Raid On Mojo
19. Root Down
20. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
21. Three MC's And One DJ
22. So What'Cha Want
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Encore
23. Intergalactic
24. Heart Attack Man
25. Sabotage
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bryan on September 23, 2007, 11:56:06 AM
Split into a separate topic.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Max Pauer on September 24, 2007, 10:51:30 AM
I saw the Beastie Boys live several years ago on the Ill Communication tour.  Rollins Band opened and I am not sure if I have ever seen a concert that good since.  :)  They (the Beastie Boys) put on a great show.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Phantom on September 24, 2007, 11:16:14 AM
I saw the Beastie Boys live several years ago on the Ill Communication tour.  Rollins Band opened and I am not sure if I have ever seen a concert that good since.  :)  They (the Beastie Boys) put on a great show.

I hate you.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bellatrix on September 24, 2007, 11:23:24 AM
I saw the Beastie Boys live several years ago on the Ill Communication tour.  Rollins Band opened and I am not sure if I have ever seen a concert that good since.  :)  They (the Beastie Boys) put on a great show.

They certainly did put on an awesome show! It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. I think the most memorable part in the concert for me was when they performed "Intergalactic". That was awesome! That is the song that sparked my interest in the band about 10 years ago (and they've been one of my favourite bands ever since).

The opening act sucked though. Some group from Montreal called Cromio (I'm not too sure if I have their name correct, because they only mentioned it about 50 times  ;)).
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Phantom on September 24, 2007, 11:51:41 AM
Do they normally do Heart Attack Man live?

Because: awesome.

How was Rollins.  I haven't seen him do a "Rollins Band" thing, but I caught his spoken word tour once. 

Also, awesome.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Max Pauer on September 24, 2007, 01:31:45 PM
I've seen Rollins Band three times, twice in a smaller club (Bogarts in Cincy) and once at the arena show with teh Beasties.  He was very intense on stage each and every time I saw them play live.  I had always been a fan of Henry Rollins since his Black Flag days and very rarely missed a chance to see him play live.  Oddly enough, I have never seen him do spoken word.

Speaking of spoken word tours, I have seen a few in my time, with the two most interesting probably being Iggy Pop and Jello Biafra.  IP spent most of his time just telling stories from his sordid career.  JB, on the other hand, spent  a lot of time talking about really crazy stuff; stuff that wouldn't surprise you coming from the singer for the Dead Kennedys.

I saw the Beastie Boys live several years ago on the Ill Communication tour.  Rollins Band opened and I am not sure if I have ever seen a concert that good since.  :)  They (the Beastie Boys) put on a great show.

They certainly did put on an awesome show! It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. I think the most memorable part in the concert for me was when they performed "Intergalactic". That was awesome! That is the song that sparked my interest in the band about 10 years ago (and they've been one of my favourite bands ever since).

The opening act sucked though. Some group from Montreal called Cromio (I'm not too sure if I have their name correct, because they only mentioned it about 50 times  ;)).

I remember being pissed in the mid-80s when my parents said "no" to me seeing the Beastie Boys live with Murphy's Law and Fishbone when I was in Junior High.  This was when License to Ill was huge and just before Paul's Boutique hit.  The latter is probably my favorite Beastie Boys album, while being their least successful.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Phantom on September 24, 2007, 01:37:55 PM
That would have been quite a show.  Beasties, Fishbone, and Murphy's Law.  Man, I haven't even heard the name Murphy's Law since high school.  I'll have t dig up some stuff by them now; the nostalgia bug has been bitten.

I've listen to the Jello Biafra spoken word album, "I Blow Minds for a Living (http://www.amazon.com/Blow-Minds-Living-Jello-Biafra/dp/B000000F85/ref=pd_bbs_3/104-1105149-6782331?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1190655356&sr=8-3)".  I really really enjoyed it. Seeing that in person must have been an experience.

I was a little LTTP when it came to Rollins.  I came on board during the Rollins Band years (intro was the End of Silence album).  But then I did the good things, and looked up the old Black Flag stuff.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on September 24, 2007, 01:43:46 PM
I've listen to the Jello Biafra spoken word album, "I Blow Minds for a Living (http://www.amazon.com/Blow-Minds-Living-Jello-Biafra/dp/B000000F85/ref=pd_bbs_3/104-1105149-6782331?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1190655356&sr=8-3)".  I really really enjoyed it. Seeing that in person must have been an experience.

I saw Jello on that tour.  I still have a handbill somewhere, stuck into the CD case I think.  Hard to believe that was 16 years ago.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Max Pauer on September 24, 2007, 01:50:18 PM
I've listen to the Jello Biafra spoken word album, "I Blow Minds for a Living (http://www.amazon.com/Blow-Minds-Living-Jello-Biafra/dp/B000000F85/ref=pd_bbs_3/104-1105149-6782331?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1190655356&sr=8-3)".  I really really enjoyed it. Seeing that in person must have been an experience.

I saw Jello on that tour.  I still have a handbill somewhere, stuck into the CD case I think.  Hard to believe that was 16 years ago.

Did you see him at UC?
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on September 24, 2007, 02:00:59 PM
Did you see him at UC?

Yep.  I'd actually graduated a couple of years earlier, fortunately they didn't limit it to students but it did sell out...I think.  I do remember that the line was huge.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on September 24, 2007, 05:59:04 PM
I'm going to see the North American premier of Van Halen's new tour on Thursday night.   I'm curious to see how DLR does back in the lead.  I'm actually more of a Van Hagar fan myself, but who can say no to this kind of event, especially since they might break up before the tour ends!

J.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Max Pauer on September 24, 2007, 06:35:28 PM
Did you see him at UC?

Yep.  I'd actually graduated a couple of years earlier, fortunately they didn't limit it to students but it did sell out...I think.  I do remember that the line was huge.

I was at the same show.  :) I was a Wright State University student, but a friend of mine went to UC and got us student tickets.  QUite an interesting night to say the least.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on September 28, 2007, 08:47:49 AM
Van Halen Rocked the Mother Effing house!   Eddie is a guitar GOD.  DLR still has the vocal chops he had back in the day.   Excellent show.


J.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Max Pauer on September 28, 2007, 09:03:46 AM
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DLR still has the vocal chops he had back in the day.

That's good to hear.  From all the abuse he has laid on his body over the years, I was afraid his voice would suffer.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on September 28, 2007, 02:27:41 PM
Pics from last night's show....

http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/16622276/van_halen_reborn_reunion_tour_ope/1
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: scobeto on September 28, 2007, 04:49:52 PM
Pics from last night's show....

http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/16622276/van_halen_reborn_reunion_tour_ope/1

Wow. Kinda sad that Wolfgang is the one that is in the worst physical condition, isn't it?
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Sparkz on October 11, 2007, 03:25:30 PM
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its season this weekend.  My wife is the principal 2nd violin.  I'm going to the Saturday night concert.  They are performing Smetana's Bartered Bride Overture, Dvorak's Symphony No. 7, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

They only perform 7 concert weekends a season, October - April.  I try to attend about half of them.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on October 11, 2007, 03:53:32 PM
I'm going to see Porcupine Tree in a couple of weeks, for the second time.  They are my favorite currently active band, and they put on an awesome show.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: sean80 on October 11, 2007, 05:53:41 PM
Never heard of Porcupine Tree.  How would your describe their sound? 

I'm hoping to see Dropkick Murphys in November.  I have a feeling these guys probably put on a fun show and at only $25.00, it's a deal compared to most concerts these days. 
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on October 11, 2007, 06:33:14 PM
Never heard of Porcupine Tree.  How would your describe their sound? 

Uh..beats me.

I don't know of full audio-only songs on the web but of course there is always YouTube, here are a couple:

http://www.youtube.com/v/sUnAxegUJu0
http://www.youtube.com/v/2FATY4dDw28

Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Failsafe on February 29, 2008, 09:04:30 PM
Mary and I are going to see Def Leppard on 04/13.  Styx and REO Speedwagon will be there too!  Awesome! 8)
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bryan on March 01, 2008, 12:03:11 AM
Totally tubular!
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: sean80 on March 23, 2008, 01:00:23 AM
Just got back from the Foo Fighters show in Toronto.  Now I've always liked their stuff but never been a huge fan but these guys put on one hell of show.  Over 2 hours of music.  They had a stage at the one end of the arena with a cat walk to the middle of the arena that we later found out led to small circular stage where they performed a semi-accoustic set 1/2 way through the show. 

Highlight of the show though was about one third of the way through when Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush came out and played YYZ with the Foo's drummer.  That's right...a guest appearance by F'N RUSH.  The place went crazy.   8)

The opening acts were Hifi Handgrenades (not so good) and Against Me! (they put on a good set full of energy). 
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on March 23, 2008, 01:07:17 AM
Wow that sounds pretty cool. 
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bellatrix on March 23, 2008, 10:07:52 AM
The Foo Fighters have really grown on me recently, ever since their single "The Pretender" was released. Jeremy and I tried to get tickets to their concert at the John Labbatt Centre in London, Ont. but they were sold out by the time we decided we wanted to go!

On a side note, turns out it was a good thing we didn't get tickets because when they played at the JLC on Thursday night, we both would have been way too sick to go. We're both getting over head colds and I'm recovering from a ruptured ear drum (come to think of it, the loudness of the concert probably would not have been good for that either :(!).

We're going to see Def Leppard in April through, and I'm really looking forward to that :D!
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Failsafe on April 11, 2008, 06:14:03 PM
Mary and I are going to see Def Leppard on 04/13.  Styx and REO Speedwagon will be there too!  Awesome! 8)

Stupid band illness.... *grumble, grumble* ???

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Def Leppard has announced that due to an upper respiratory tract infection affecting the bandıs lead singer, Joe Elliott, the band will be postponing their upcoming Canadian tour dates. The bandıs tour, which was arranged in support of their new album release, kicked off earlier this month with the Canadian leg scheduled to commence this evening in Quebec City.

Elliott has been suffering with an upper respiratory tract infection for the past two days and has been advised by doctors that he needs to rest.

"I am disappointed that we can't perform the shows in Canada," said Joe Elliott. "The band and I really look forward to coming back to play soon."

The following Def Leppard dates are postponed:

Fri. April 11th - Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi Arena)
Sat. April 12th - Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
Sun. April 13th - Hamilton, ON (Copps Arena)
Wed. April 16th - Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)

Def Leppard hopes to resume their North America tour on April 18th in Grand Rapids, MI.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: sean80 on April 20, 2008, 03:50:21 PM
Oh hells yeah...got a ticket to Crue Fest in Toronto on August 28.  Opening for Motley Crue are Trapt, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Nikki Sixx' side project Sixx A.M.   This is going to kick ass!!!!  8)
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: scobeto on April 20, 2008, 04:01:04 PM
The Crue definitely rocks balls.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bellatrix on May 12, 2008, 06:04:16 PM
An update on the Def Leppard concert Jeremy and I are going to:

HOWEVER
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: scobeto on May 12, 2008, 08:32:40 PM
An update on the Def Leppard concert Jeremy and I are going to:

  • We received word that it will be on August 6th
  • REO Speedwagon and Styx will NOT be there :)
HOWEVER
  • Billy Idol WILL BE THERE!!! A very good substitute!!!

Sometimes I try to imagine the phone calls between people that make things like this happen.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: sean80 on July 24, 2008, 08:15:25 PM
Just got my tickets for another concert in August - the Metal Masters tour.  This one features Testament, Motorhead, Heaven and Hell (Dio...yes!!!) and JUDAS PRIEST!!!

Between that and the Crue Fest, I don't plan on being able to hear much during the month.   :P  Both concerts are at the Molson Amphitheatre on Lake Ontario in Toronto.  I saw NIN there a couple years ago and it's great seeing concerts outdoors.   I think the acoustics are better than arenas. 
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: sean80 on August 11, 2008, 07:35:19 PM
This is a pretty cool website that I've been meaning to post for awhile:  http://www.metalsetlists.com/

If you're ever going to a rock concert (generally harder ones), you should check here before you go if you want to see what the band(s) played in previous concerts. 
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: iPeter on March 05, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Just scored tix to Kevin and Bean's 1st Annual April Foolishness. A night of comedy with:

Jimmy Kimmel
Jay Mohr
Kevin Nealon
Patton Oswalt
Joe Rogan
Ray Romano
Jeffrey Ross
Sarah Silverman

Apparently it's for a good cause or something. Can't wait!
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Phantom on March 05, 2009, 10:39:44 PM
Faith No More is reuniting in Europe this year.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: mrpig on March 06, 2009, 11:36:49 AM
My buddy just picked up a couple of tickets t to the Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick tour.  I'll be going with him on August 30th.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: iPeter on May 22, 2009, 01:48:44 AM
We went and saw the KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta last weekend. We didn't have great seats, but after the first few hours I was pretty happy we weren't sitting in the front row. Here was the lineup:

Big B - Missed 'em.

Anberlin - Caught the very end, not sure what to think.

Asher Roth - Didn't do a whole lot of singing, just a lot of, "Put your hands in the air" and "Bounce!" but his I Love College was fun.

Hollywood Undead - Crazy bunch of kids.

White Lies - Kept thinking they were The Cure. I think I'd really enjoy the CD, but their music really didn't fit in with the rest of the show.

Cage the Elephant - These guys worked their asses off. Pretty good stuff.

The Airborne Toxic Event - Not very memorable. We went for a bathroom break during these guys.

Silversun Pickups - My wife's band of the moment, she was a little disappointed in their live performance. They had a decent presence, but their audio was imperfect.

Weezer - Absolutely fantastic. Highlight of the show for me. I'd never really "gotten" Weezer before. Clearly these guys excel as a live band. If you get a chance, I say go see them, even if you aren't a fan. You will be by the end.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skipped this band to have dinner.

Jimmy Eat World - I think their "Bleed American" album is terrific, but haven't gotten into their other discs. Live, these guys are pretty so-so. Their performance was tight, but they just don't have much personality on stage.

Kings of Leon - Talk about personality, these guys had tons. Their set was my second favorite of the day. Great rock and roll.

Rancid - Terrible. We left part way through their set.

Travis Barker and DJ AM - Didn't stick around for these guys. After seven hours, my head felt ready to explode. More lame excuses: we wanted to beat the traffic, and we didn't want to make the babysitters wait up too late for us.

One amazing part of the event was the turnaround between sets. The stage was built like a lazy-susan. The moment one band finished, the stage rotated and the next band started up. I doubt there was more than 120 seconds between some of the performances. It was great they were able to fit so much music in, but it really was exhausting and took its toll on my ears.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Geese on November 01, 2009, 09:06:37 AM
Saw an ad today.

Chad Smith
Joe Satriani
Michal Anthony
Sammy Hagar

Chickenfoot (http://www.chickenfoot.us/).

Available now.

I don't know anything about this. Just reporting the news.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: sean80 on November 01, 2009, 10:01:38 AM
Saw an ad today.

Chad Smith
Joe Satriani
Michal Anthony
Sammy Hagar

Chickenfoot (http://www.chickenfoot.us/).

Available now.

I don't know anything about this. Just reporting the news.

They were in Toronto a while ago but I didn't get to see them.  I did hear one of their songs and it was pretty good. 

This really is the time of the supergroup though since we also have Them Crooked Vultures which is John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh from Queens of the Stone Age.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Geese on March 03, 2010, 09:40:46 AM
A few friends and I went to go see Alice in Chains last night. We went. But we didn't see them. Waited in line, in the snow, for about 30 minutes when they announced that the show was postponed to April 20th because the lead singer was sick.

To which I said "Sick? I thought he was dead!" [rimshot]

Feeling pretty good about my comedic triumph, we headed back into the parking lot. There were still plenty of people heading towards the venue wondering what was going on. One guy inquired of me, and I told him what happened, to which he responded "Well, thank you SIR."

Ugh. You know you're getting old when you go to an Alice in Chains concert and someone calls you SIR.

Layne probably just channeled that guy and was mocking me.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: adamsappel on March 03, 2010, 10:11:38 AM
He probably thought you were just dropping off your kid.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on March 03, 2010, 10:24:06 AM
We're old because we know who Layne Staley is.... 

The kid that called you sir was 5 years old when AIC was popular. 

\m/
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bryan on March 03, 2010, 10:34:47 AM
Mark,

Rest well in the knowledge that you could have kicked his ass.

We should be pleased that someone at a concert had the manners that young kid showed.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Geese on March 03, 2010, 10:43:11 AM
We should be pleased that someone at a concert had the manners that young kid showed.

I know! I totally want kids to show older people respect.

I just don't want to admit I'm the older one that deserves the respect!   :P
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Geese on April 21, 2010, 08:39:59 AM
A few friends and I went to go see Alice in Chains last night. We went. But we didn't see them. Waited in line, in the snow, for about 30 minutes when they announced that the show was postponed to April 20th because the lead singer was sick.

So last night was the rescheduled Alice in Chains show here in Charlotte, NC. No snow - but it was raining - and it not only had been rescheduled - but the venue had changed from the indoor one, to the outdoor one (the pavilion has both right next to each other). Slightly cold rain with some slightly chilly wind - it wasn't pretty waiting for the show to start. The rain was on and off, sometimes harder than others - we were deciding how much rain would drive us away. We made the decision that if they remotely sounded bad, we would head out.

Well - they delivered - and sounded awesome. Easily in my top 5 of "bands that sound like the album" - but not to the point where it sounded like a tape recorder was playing. It definitely sounded live - but amazing.

Layne's replacement (not to insinuate he has a replacement...) William DuVall actually does sound a quite bit like Layne. Add to the fact that Jerry wrote most of the music and is really considered a co-singer as opposed to a backup-singer - and AiC 2010 sounds every bit as much as they did in 1992. William and Jerry's harmonies were top-notch.

Off the top of my head, here are the songs played:

All Secrets Known
It Ain't Like That
Them Bones
Dam That River
Rain When I Die
Check My Brain
We Die Young
Again
Black Gives Way to Blue
Dirt
It's Your Decision
Got Me Wrong
Sickman
No Excuses
A Looking In View
Angry Chair
Man in the Box

As awesome as the show was - we're not 20 anymore and didn't want to wait in a line of cars to leave. After 80 minutes or so - we decided that as soon as Man in the Box, Rooster, or Would? completed, we would head out. I don't know what was played after Man in the Box (it was apparent they were doing the obligatory 'wait for the crowd to cheer encore'), but we all felt we got an amazing show, and didn't feel like we left too early, considering all we heard.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: adamsappel on April 21, 2010, 12:03:03 PM
(it was apparent they were doing the obligatory 'wait for the crowd to cheer encore')

At Jonathon Coulton's show at PAX East, he said something like, "This is my last song...Well, not really. I'll leave, you guys will clap for a little bit, then I'll come back out and sing another one. Or you can remain totally silent and I won't come back out." He also played his "big hit" early, which is refreshing. I hate it when a band won't play the popular song that made most people want to see them in the first place, or save it for the encore. I saw REM a couple of times early in their career and they really acted snide towards the audience. Stipe said, "We know what song you want to hear, but we're not going to play it."
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: jwClark96 on May 10, 2010, 04:08:02 PM
Any of our neighbors to the north like Matthew Good Band?  I went to one of his concerts in Buffalo on March 27th and had a great time.  It was at the Town Ballroom, which is a nice little venue.  He played some old stuff like, Load Me Up & Weapon.  I never heard anything off the new album until the concert and they were great.  I'm not big on concerts but great venue + great band energy = GREAT TIME.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: iPeter on May 10, 2010, 09:13:14 PM
I got Jessy tickets to see Alejandro Sanz for Mother's Day. Should be painful.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: iPeter on July 16, 2010, 02:58:24 AM
I got Jessy tickets to see Alejandro Sanz for Mother's Day. Should be painful.

The concert was this evening and i actually had a really good time.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: adamsappel on July 16, 2010, 08:37:14 AM
:revoked:
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bryan on July 16, 2010, 09:36:53 AM
Did you throw your panties at him?
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: iPeter on July 16, 2010, 01:53:49 PM
James (http://www.wearejames.com) is finally coming back to the US and I just bought tickets! I can't explain how excited I am, so here's some imagery to give you an idea.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:9JdPvBdM7hNDdM:http://firedaily.com/2009/10/files/2009/10/excited_child.jpg)
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on July 19, 2010, 02:18:25 AM
James (http://www.wearejames.com) is finally coming back to the US and I just bought tickets! I can't explain how excited I am, so here's some imagery to give you an idea.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:9JdPvBdM7hNDdM:http://firedaily.com/2009/10/files/2009/10/excited_child.jpg)

I saw James at Peter Gabriel's WOMAD festival in 1993.  They were good.  Other acts included the Stereo MCs, Crowded House, and Lenny Kravitz.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on October 14, 2010, 03:11:25 PM
I saw Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers) do his small-band acoustic show last night, and it was AWESOME.  Since the show was in Cincinnati, Whigs' bassist John Curley sat in for about six songs, it was quite a treat.  Check him out if he comes to your city.

A week ago I saw The Thermals (indie punk band from Portland) in a small bar with about 200 people crammed into the music room.  This show was equally great.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Bryan on October 14, 2010, 11:11:15 PM
Raise
Hell
This
Summer!!
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: Beer Monkey on October 15, 2010, 02:11:53 PM
Now that I think of it, I saw at least 70 bands since the beginning of April, with very few repeats.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: adamsappel on April 20, 2012, 09:04:41 AM
Last night I took DeeDee to see the Grateful Dead at Alpine Valley, on July 18, 1989. No, it wasn't a flashback. You've probably seen the ads before movies to see the Metropolitan Opera in the movie theater. Same thing, just with a recorded GD show. It's an annual event. It wasn't the best show I've ever seen, but it was certainly the closest. One really nice thing was being able to see the genial interplay between guitarist Jerry Garcia and keyboardist Brent Mydland. Those two genuinely had fun playing together. Brent beamed like a little kid playing with his heroes (sadly, that's apparently the only joy he had in his life, and he filled the void with drugs and committed suicide the next year. Garcia said even though he was in the band for 11 years, he always thought of himself as "the new guy.") Garcia had some nice jams, and it was cool to see close-up of his fretwork. Bassist Phil Lesh really caught fire at the end, but stayed pretty mellow through the show. Bob Weir played his terrible MIDI and slide guitar. I can't even figure out what the hell that guy was ever playing. And even 20 years on, Drumz/Space still sucks. It didn't help that this was the first show I saw on nothing stronger than Tylenol. The guy next to me smuggled in some beers and weed, and it doesn't feel like a Grateful Dead show if you're not next to a fat, stoned drunk! A bigger crowd than I expected, but there was only the slightest hint of Patchouli in the air. A few more younger fans than I'd thought would show, and the hippies seemed to have mostly converted to full suburbia. Everyone had a good time, and I'll be happy to go to the show next year.
Title: Re: TehBias Concert Thread
Post by: iPeter on April 20, 2012, 11:37:53 AM
I saw James at the El Rey in Los Angeles last week. It was the night before they played Coachella, so I think they were holding back a bit. Some songs made a big impact, but others were like listening to the CD. They only played for 90 minutes, but managed to fit in 18 songs. The whole thing felt a bit rushed, especially without the extended sing-along version of Sometimes and not playing Sound or Ring the Bells at all. Also didn't get my favorite James song, Five-O.

What we did get, and what they had promised to do, was a number of songs they didn't play back in 2010. It was very cool to hear songs that are dear to me, but maybe wouldn't make the greatest hits album like: Oh My Heart, Waterfall, Seven, Play Dead, Honest Joe, I Wanna Go Home, and English Beefcake.

I can see up above that I never posted about my first James concert in 2010. It was the second best concert I've ever been to. We did the whole show up early and get as close to the stage as possible and stand through hours of waiting, weak opening act, and more waiting before James came on. Amazing night.

Link to a video (http://vimeo.com/40352934) of James at Coachella playing Sometimes. If someone knows how to embed vimeo vids, please do so or let me know how. This is from the official stream so it looks and sounds great.