Post by Dave Maynar on Jun 12, 2012 20:28:40 GMT -5
How do we have a four page thread about disappointments without one about pleasant surprises?
1) Charles Bradley. I expected to like it, but I did not expect him to be so sincerely full of love and positivity. 2) RHCP. I had lowered my expectations due to some reviews of previous shows on the board, but they were really entertaining to me. 3) Grouplove. Haters be damned. I checked out the second half. Way better than I ever expected.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Jun 12, 2012 20:30:37 GMT -5
Bon Iver. Only because I was having trouble really getting into him. Even the first few songs weren't working for me. I was in the pit but crowded. Once I moved back a bit and got some room and the show continued I really, really got into it. Great set, but a different kind of music.
8/1 - The Chainsmokers
8/7 - Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden
8/8 - The Toadies
9/4-9/6 - Hopscotch Music Fest
9/10 - Pinback
9/11 - DJ Shadow
9/12 - Cibo Matto
9/30 - Charli XCX
10/17 - Courtney Barnett
12/12 - Black Keys/St. Vincent
Definitely the Beach Boys. I was seriously expecting the worst. We decided to go into the pit at the last minute since the line wasn't that long and we had a great time. They still put on a good show and sounded great. I was really, really surprised in a good way.
Post by barefeetblueyes on Jun 12, 2012 22:10:45 GMT -5
*ALO was super cool and had some really positive vibes to it. jammed to that on the rail waiting for grouplove (who KILLED it by the way) and *Little Dragon. little dragon blew me away. i thought it was super creative and intense and awsome sauce on top.
Rod Y Gab for sure. There are seriously very very VERY few bands that can play before Radiohead and hold my attention enough for me to not be constantly thinking "man I wish this band would be over so Radiohead would come on." They just killed it hard, and I was groovin' the whole time.