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Re: the "whats on your concert list" thread

Post by sal paradise » Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:44 am

Argh, and I’m tempted to go to the Eagles tomorrow in Hyde Park. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss supporting was always the draw, but £100 for crappy sound & an uninspiring fake festival feel put me off.

And Converge & Chelsea Wolfe on Tuesday…

Perhaps the thought of going to gigs is better than the experience. I often have tickets & don’t actually go. I hate crowds, so quite often a trek across town to stand around with loud, excited people makes me feel worse than that satisfaction of seeing bands play live.
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Post by wingnutkj » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:39 pm

sal paradise wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:44 am
Argh, and I’m tempted to go to the Eagles tomorrow in Hyde Park. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss supporting was always the draw, but £100 for crappy sound & an uninspiring fake festival feel put me off.

And Converge & Chelsea Wolfe on Tuesday…

Perhaps the thought of going to gigs is better than the experience. I often have tickets & don’t actually go. I hate crowds, so quite often a trek across town to stand around with loud, excited people makes me feel worse than that satisfaction of seeing bands play live.
You can always check out Percy and Alison's Glasto set before you make your mind up...

I've been having a bit of an extended run of gigs, now that things are opening up again. In the last few months I've seen Therapy?, Blondie, Larkin Poe, Karkara, Confidence Man, Gary Numan, Meshuggah, Del Amitri and Nine Inch Nails. Next up is Chrysta Bell in Edinburgh, and I've just realised that St Vincent is playing the following evening, and I'm tempted. In a couple of weeks time, my girlfriend is dragging me (admittedly with only mild resistance) to see Duran Duran and Nile Rogers in London. I had a bit of a dilemma about maybe doing the Pearl Jam/Pixies/Cat Power show as well, but ultimately against it for wallet-related reasons.
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Post by sal paradise » Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:31 pm

Gonna watch that set this morning- watched a load yesterday.

Forgot about Pearl Jam/Pixies/Cat Power! :fp:

Another dilemma for the list.

How were Confidence Man live?
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Post by wingnutkj » Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:53 am

sal paradise wrote:
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How were Confidence Man live?
They were great - I was a bit wary as it's not my normal scene, but they nailed it. Completely daft (and well aware of it) and full of energy. The crowd was well up for it too, which I imagine makes a big difference. I've watched their Glastonbury set, which was pretty much up to the same standards, but strange seeing them in daylight. Janet's light-up disco bra didn't quite have the same effect.
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Post by Fozzie Guillen » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:34 pm

Next up...

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Post by wingnutkj » Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:37 am

Both Chrysta Bell and St Vincent were pretty amazing. I'm very happy that I decided to pick up tickets for St Vincent - last time we saw her was on the tour for the "St Vincent" album, and my girlfriend wasn't impressed with the very (intentionally) contrived staging and choreography. This time was a whole lot more fun with the whole sleazy 70s funk thing going on.

Plus! We bumped into St Vincent's musical director and bass-playing superhero Justin Meldal-Johnsen out and about the day before the gig - I'm a big fan of him since the Beck days.
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Post by wingnutkj » Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:28 am

Another one to add to the list - Flipper with Mike Watt on bass and vocals, in a tiny Glasgow basement and the end of July.
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Post by Lieutenant030 » Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:13 am

Kinda slowly getting back into seeing music live after 10 years or so. Ritual Howls played near me a month or so back and were great, Offset friendly too!
The local music venue to me has mostly tribute bands, some good, but August they've got Gwar playing, then Therapy? later on in the year. More excited about Therapy? as I used to love them in the mid 90s.

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Post by MC3 » Thu Jul 14, 2022 8:34 pm

I've been real lucky, got to see Bob Mould on Friday, Kurt Vile on Monday, and tomorrow I am going to see Spiritualized, who may or may not be my favorite music act of all time.

Buzzing off these last couple

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:26 am

In the next 2 months, we are seeing Lord Huron (this month) and Death Cab For Cutie (next month). Have killer seats for Death Cab, and we are excited for both! Will post pictures after!
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Post by luau » Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:33 am

Black Midi in Louisville, KY since we're going to be there anyway.

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Post by BlixaFan » Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:28 pm

i just saw the National not long ago, and they were fantastic! i've definitely heard some live recordings where they weren't at the TOP of their game, but they were great! They are a great band

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:58 am

We saw Lord Huron Saturday night. Easily one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Amazing energy, fantastic performances, and seriously the coolest lighting show I've ever seen.

The stage was set up like a desert scene, with risers and a hill/mountain scene in front of each riser. The front of each riser had a huge line of color-changing LEDs. The bassist, singer, and one of the guitarists were spread out on the main stage/lowest layer, the second guitarist and occasional piano player on the second, and the drummer on the highest layer on the right. The back of the stage was setup like a sun/moon, which would get lit up sometimes like a setting sun/moon.

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The bassist was having some trouble, and switched to an upright bass with some sort of pickup. Once they got his rig working again, he would switch between a few different 4-string basses and a couple different Bass VIs.

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Funky (custom?) bass that looked really cool.

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With a red Bass VI

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He also had a customized P-Bass with a lefty neck. I've never seen a Fender bass with a reverse headstock, but I really like it.

The bassist would play these really deep and ambient pieces between the songs, and it was SO good. They were one of the stranger bands live where they were even better live. I would LOVE a live album from these guys.
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Re: the "whats on your concert list" thread

Post by rank » Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:15 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:58 am
We saw Lord Huron Saturday night. Easily one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Amazing energy, fantastic performances, and seriously the coolest lighting show I've ever seen.

Funky (custom?) bass that looked really cool.
I saw them a few weeks back & it was an amazing show. That bass he is playing is a Moniker bass. I was staring at it all night. It was gorgeous & he was a great bass player.
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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:12 am

rank wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:15 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:58 am
We saw Lord Huron Saturday night. Easily one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Amazing energy, fantastic performances, and seriously the coolest lighting show I've ever seen.

Funky (custom?) bass that looked really cool.
I saw them a few weeks back & it was an amazing show. That bass he is playing is a Moniker bass. I was staring at it all night. It was gorgeous & he was a great bass player.
I don't know if it was just because he was having some technical problems, but did he break out the upright bass at your show too?

And thanks for the info! I'll have to look up the Moniker bass.
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