Saw Allman Bros w/Chris Robinson and NEM. Chris etc were totally uninspired -- like they would have rather been anyplace but that stage. But Allmans tore it up, rocked out for 3+ hours, and gave us a great show. (Plus the outdoor venue wasn't even at capacity of 5000, so it was a very intimate show.)
Post by medeskifreek on Aug 8, 2004 16:44:42 GMT -5
Caught SCI in the midwest recently, incredibly sick shows-including a very hot show in Milwaukee at the Eagles Ballroom...
Most Recent- Umphreys Mcgee the past 2 nights at Navy Pier, Skyline Stage. The other night rocked, we got right up front. They played "superfreak" in memory of Rick James and "Hot For Teacher." Last night sucked. We didnt get there until second set (missed the acoustic set), we couldnt get in with fake tickets, we got all of our beer taken by mean cops
but we still had fun! ;D ;D Everyone in the Chicago area must be at the Aragon for Keller/Bela/YMSB!!!! its gonna be a party! ;D ;D
*bump* Yeah, so I got tickets to see The Shins at the Electric Factory in Philly on April 27th, then 4 days later Mars Volta, at the same place. Then 4 days later I leave for Seattle/Vegas/LA. What a time that will be. Also I'm traveling to Norfolk,VA this weekend to see Queens of the Stone Age and The Eagles of Death Metal. Hopefully Dave Grohl shows up(fingers crossed).
Post by jambandjohn on Mar 14, 2005 18:31:41 GMT -5
Saw Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey and Particle last week. Big fun! Looking forward for a Particle repeat in June... Upcoming show possibilities include the Codetalkers, Derek Trucks, Jonny Lang, Ani Defranco, Victor Wooten and Trey... Life is good....
Just got back from Norfolk, last night. No Dave Grohl, not even the Eagles of Death Metal, we got Throw Rag instead. If anyone tells you, "dude you gotta check out this band Throw Rag. They f*cking rock," Don't believe them. Queens of the Stone Age did f*cking rock though. Great show for thier part, nice crowd there too. The Norva is a pretty sweet venue, and I give Norfolk props for it's downtown scene.
Got Galactic coming up in a few days and Gov't Mule on the 13th of next month.......Pretty excited about that. I work with some people that do security for the Tennessee Theatre, they are going to get "The Deepest End" CD/DVD aotographed for me! SWEET!
I just saw Widespread last night in Philly. It was my first time seeing them. Overall I'd have to say that I wasn't too very impressed. There were some really good jams that got the crowd movin'. First set was pretty dull, but the second set was vastly superior to the first. I wish they would have just skipped the first and gone right to the second. Maybe it wasn't a good night for them, I dunno. It's hard for me to tell, since this was my first time.
Saw Aesop Rock and Mr. Lif (the latter is performing at 'Roo w/ the Perceptionists) in Chicago about two weeks ago and the show blew me away. I've just recently gotten into Aesop Rock and he is an incredibly unique artist, who IMO is really stretching the boundary of what hip-hop music can/should be. The show was easily one of the two best hip-hop shows I've seen (along with a Lyrics Born show last year). Although I've enjoyed many (but not all) of the other dozen or so hip-hop shows I've seen, LB and AR are the only two that I would consider completely successful representations of the music I know and love on record. Both manage to get the some of the best elements of their recorded work across live, while adding new elements to the live performance that more than compensate for the aspects of recorded hip-hop that are impossible to translate to a live performance.
Mr. Lif was on stage with Aes all night and completely held his own, and I can't think of many other MC's that could pull that off. Although I would be slightly more excited if Aesop Rock were playing 'Roo (he may seem/be a bit too hard/cynical/abrasive for the 'Roo crowd), the Perceptionists with Lif are definitely at the top of my must see list.
Post by Scooter1984 on Apr 21, 2005 14:47:46 GMT -5
I saw Muse and Razorlight last week at UNC-C. To be sponsered by mtvU, it was pretty good. I have seen Muse twice b4 but only for radio/festival shows that were only like 30 mins. It was good to see them in a headlining show. Too much was played off the newest disc. Needed more Origin. But it was still fun. Going to see the Shins next weekend in Asheville.