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Title: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on April 09, 2012, 07:09:34 AM
John Mellancamp is coming to the arena in Abbotsford in June!

Yelawolf is actually going to be in Vancouver on April 13th. If I had known about that sooner I might have considered looking into that.

Van Halen is touring with Kool & the Gang in May. That still seems like an odd combo to me.

In June there's Nickelback, Bush, Seether, My Darkest Days all at one concert. Man that's just brutal.

July I could see Iron Maiden, Coheed & Cambria, and Alice Cooper together at the PNE. 2/3 isn't bad at all.
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Any good/awful concerts coming to your areas?
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Post by: alkeiper on April 09, 2012, 07:20:19 AM
My Fiance and I are going to Camden to see Radiohead in June. Really looking forward to that one.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 09, 2012, 07:21:33 AM
Considering going to RHCP in August.

Pretty much everything is around here all the time but I've only been to one or two concerts. War at the LA County Fair was fun.
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 09, 2012, 07:22:47 AM
Staind, Godsmack and Halestorm play here Friday. Seether and Chevelle play here in May.

I'll be seeing Epica and Serenity at Progpower USA in Atlanta in September.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on April 09, 2012, 07:26:46 AM
I've seen RHCP in concert and they were pretty good though the opening band who's name I don't remember were the WORST. Just an awful jam band type deal. It was great smoking weed and watching people trying to hop the rails to get from the stands into the lower bowl where the stage was in the arena as the security tried to stop them. So many people couldn't hop them and landed flat on their faces.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on April 09, 2012, 08:43:38 AM
I'm going to the Lilith Fair Revival

It's in the woods behind some lady's backyard, so, it's not really a big deal
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on April 09, 2012, 09:14:19 AM
Ughhhh John Cougar Menstrualcramp. Hic hic hic hic Baaaaaaaaaarf. Reflex action from living in Indiana
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 09, 2012, 09:40:44 AM
I'm going to try and check out Mayer Hawthorne when he plays at a club here on the 20th. That's the only concert I'm fairly certain I'm going to see.

I'd like to see The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour in Bangor (or Boston) in June but I'm broke and they're asking a lot for tickets and I'm not sure if the seventysomething surviving Beach Boys will be worth it or if they're going just ruin all of my memories. Same deal with the KISS/Motley Crue tour stop in September. Part of me would love to see it but it's $60 for crappy lawn seats. And I saw KISS last summer and it's going to be a slightly shorter version of the same show. Plus the recent clips of the Crue I've seen sound terrible. Plus, Night of the Champions is in Boston the same night. It's a shorter drive, I won't be trapped in the parking lot before the show, and it'll probably be at least $20 cheaper for tickets.
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Post by: 2GOLD on April 09, 2012, 11:17:10 AM
We have the Firefly Music Fest coming here with the oddest mix of bands. I'm not sure if the list of talent is good or bad really but it is good that this state is getting a major concert event.

Nice someone is finally going to use one of our big fucking fields for something.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on April 09, 2012, 11:54:51 AM
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on 4/20 has an amazing collection of awesome bands. FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE!! HOUR OF PENANCE!!

Gwar and Ghoul hit up Wally's Pub in Hampton, NH. Gwar? Twice in a month and a half? YES!

Slayer's doing the Mayhem Festival again this year, and they're coming to the area in August. I'll probably go if I have the cash.
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Post by: CookieMueller on April 09, 2012, 02:53:37 PM
My sister saw RHCP in Orlando last week and said they were really good.

Jacksonville never gets "big" bands but occasionally we'll get a decent "indie" band before they fall into the "big" category.

One of the local radio stations is having a concert that is laughable: Korn, Evanescence (can't BELIEVE they're still a thing), P.O.D (DITTO), and other bands from that genre that was really popular in 2001. There's also a "funk fest" that looks like it might be a fun place to go to inhale marijuana smoke and admire the latest in weave fashions for older women. It has Erykah Badu, New Edition, Doug E Fresh (who makes his way through town about twice a year lately) and a few other recogonisable names.

I'd also go to the Beach Boys but I don't know anyone that would go and I think I'd look weird...first of all the only person in my 20s and then alone on top of it. Sad.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 09, 2012, 03:02:54 PM
Gwar and Ghoul hit up Wally's Pub in Hampton, NH. Gwar? Twice in a month and a half? YES!
I'm surprised Gwar is playing somewhere in Hampton that isn't the Casino Ballroom. Then again, it'd be weird to see them in a 3,000 seat ballroom usually dedicated to off-prime bands of the '70s, '80s, and '90s  too. I guess I'm just weirded out that there's a second prominent concert venue in Hampton Beach now.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 09, 2012, 03:33:51 PM
I've seen RHCP in concert and they were pretty good though the opening band who's name I don't remember were the WORST. Just an awful jam band type deal. It was great smoking weed and watching people trying to hop the rails to get from the stands into the lower bowl where the stage was in the arena as the security tried to stop them. So many people couldn't hop them and landed flat on their faces.

Was it Mars Volta?

Opeth/Mastodon and Ghost play next week at the University of Alberta and Iron Maiden is in July. Roger Waters is playing next month too in Edmonton, but I do not care for The Wall at all.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on April 09, 2012, 03:43:02 PM
I looked it up and the awful jam band who opened for RHCP was called Mike Watts and the Secondmen. Never heard of them outside of that.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Violent J. Edgar Hoover on April 09, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
Andrew Jackson Jihad next weekend, apparently. And it's sold out. Fuck that.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 10, 2012, 03:36:10 AM
They just announced that Fishbone is coming to a club downtown. I don't care if they're old, crazy, and only have two original members. That should be kind of fun, right? It's only $15. I could probably swing it.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Incandenza on April 10, 2012, 03:50:07 AM
I last saw them in 2001. I think they were down to three, maybe four original members at that point. It was OK. I had stopped following them some years earlier; I only went that night for the hell of it.

What I remember most about the show was Blowfly (backed by Fishbone) served as the opening act. At one point, Mr. Fly started making crude comments directly at a girl near me who couldn't have been more than 13. Nervous laughter from the crowd quickly gave way to uneasy silence. Blowfly finally realized that he was making these horrible, sexual remarks to someone so young, fumbled an awkward apology to her and her father (who was standing right behind her the whole time!), and launched into the next song.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 10, 2012, 04:00:23 AM
Unfortunately,  Blowfly won't be appearing with them. It's a bad, popular local band that's a Sublime ripoff. Definitely a case of good guys, bad band as everybody I've met in the band is super nice. The bassist bought me and my friends jello shots at some super trashy, dive bar a couple months back. Good times.


The owner of the club where the  Fishbone show (and the Mayer Hawthorne show I talked about earlier) is happening, I feel a bit queasy about going to. First, their fortysomething cokehead owner is notorious for screwing over local bands RE: pay and putting flyers for the national touring acts at his club over local bands' flyers and then he's surreptitiously unapolegtic about fucking them over. And him and his friends create fake Facebook accounts to attack the people who call him out.

But then again, it seems like most local rock promoters do shit like this so maybe I should get off my high horse and end my half assed boycott of them. I go to support the artists not the shitty club.
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Post by: snuffbox on April 14, 2012, 06:49:01 AM
Im going to see Florence + the Machine in two weeks.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: C Dubya 09 on April 15, 2012, 01:15:25 AM
Dr. Dog, Avett Brothers, Wilco triple bill this summer.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 15, 2012, 02:36:09 AM
My fiance's favorite band is 3 Doors Down. I took her to see them a couple years ago and we had a good time. They're coming to town again this year... but with Gretchen Wilson and ZZ Top. I think 3DD is alright, but I don't think I could sit through the other two.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: AA484 on April 15, 2012, 03:09:53 AM
I looked it up and the awful jam band who opened for RHCP was called Mike Watts and the Secondmen. Never heard of them outside of that.

Mike Watt is pretty well respected in the music community and was the bassist for the Minutemen and fIREHOSE, which is why it kind of surprises me that you say the Secondmen were awful.  Personally, I haven't heard them so you could very well be right about them.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: 2GOLD on April 15, 2012, 03:34:52 AM
My fiance's favorite band is 3 Doors Down. I took her to see them a couple years ago and we had a good time. They're coming to town again this year... but with Gretchen Wilson and ZZ Top. I think 3DD is alright, but I don't think I could sit through the other two.

Wait what? Who in the world put those three together? Top and Doors, maybe I can understand, but Wilson? What?
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Marie I on April 15, 2012, 09:02:34 AM
Going to see Refused next Sunday. Pretty excited. I didn't see their live Coachella stream on Youtube on Friday but I heard it was great.

Tried getting tickets for a couple of the Kraftwerk shows at the Museum of Modern Art but those sold out so quickly. So bummed.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 15, 2012, 09:43:07 AM
Da hayell?  We already have a live music thread.   Anywhoo...  I'm looking at going to see Slayer when they come with Rockstar Mayhemfest or whatever. 
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Post by: Poptones on April 15, 2012, 01:06:16 PM
Mike Watt gets a free pass to do as much jam band noodling as he wants for the rest of his career.  It's a shame he has to do it in front of numbskull Chili Peppers fans, but such are the economic realities for an aging punk legend, I guess.
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Post by: Poptones on April 15, 2012, 01:07:17 PM
I saw Guitar Wolf last week, which was probably the best show I've seen since Morrissey.  LOUD.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 15, 2012, 03:00:34 PM
Garth Brooks is playing at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede this year. Tickets went on sale and were sold out in 55 seconds. Scalper tickets are going for as much as $10K.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2012, 09:34:30 AM
Raekwon and Ghostface doing a free show in Toronto for the North by NorthEast Festival. I'm looking forward  tofilling in the curse words like we did at the GZA show a few years back.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 19, 2012, 10:14:25 AM
Raekwon and Ghostface doing a free show in Toronto for the North by NorthEast Festival. I'm looking forward  tofilling in the curse words like we did at the GZA show a few years back.

Why will you have to fill them in?
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on April 19, 2012, 10:17:00 AM
Because it's a free show so I'm assuming that means it's all ages which means they have to censor themselves. Just a guess.
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Post by: Marie I on April 19, 2012, 10:29:33 AM
Haha. I went to a free Raekwon show in Staten Island a couple of years ago. It was held in a park/play ground in a pretty bad neighborhood on the island. The show was full of little kids, cops and metal detectors. Can't remember if he censored himself though.
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 20, 2012, 03:39:05 AM
Staind and Godsmack were here last weekend.  In what I know won't be a popular opinion here, my girlfriend and I went and had a great time.  The arena was only about half full though.  Understandable since both bands are over a decade past the height of their popularity.  Our local rock station manager has been on a Facebook tirade all week bitching about the turnout.  Things like, "this is why "big name" acts never come here" and "to say I was disappointed in the attendance at the opening night of this tour would be the understatement of the century".
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Post by: CookieMueller on April 20, 2012, 09:45:46 AM
Staind/Godsmack would have sold out this city in hours and people would be talking about it for years.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 20, 2012, 09:49:15 AM
I'm surprised those bands can still play arenas even in a package bill. Then again, I say this every other year when Nickelback sells out the local minor league hockey arena.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 20, 2012, 10:58:12 AM
I won tickets to the Sublime show tonight but couldn't go due to a project being due at midnight tonight.   Sadface.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 21, 2012, 12:18:29 AM
Both Candlebox and Collective Soul will be having concerts in Manhattan coming up, not playing together (although that would be awesome). I might go to one of those.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 21, 2012, 09:31:05 AM
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Raekwon and Ghostface doing a free show in Toronto for the North by NorthEast Festival. I'm looking forward  tofilling in the curse words like we did at the GZA show a few years back.

Why will you have to fill them in?

It's in a public square so he couldn't swear as freely as he wanted to. But hey, I got to hear a few hundred people yell out "Bitches caught in airports, keys in they vaginas".
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 24, 2012, 11:00:41 AM
Seether/Chevelle was set to play here next Thursday, but cancelled due to a "scheduling conflict".  In other words, "Godsmack/Staind filled less than half of the James Brown Arena, fuck your town!"
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on April 24, 2012, 10:39:14 PM
I'm seeing Gwar for the third time in six months on Friday. Upside? GWAR, of course, and Ghoul is still on tour with them. Downside? I have to leave work to get to Newburyport and then rush up to Hampton, NH to make it in time for Ghoul taking the stage, and Legacy of Disorder is still opening (who are horrible) and Kylesa has joined them for the rest of the tour (and I can't stand them) after Municipal Waste have dropped off for some reason.
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 28, 2012, 05:05:48 AM
Look out! Another huge concert announcement coming at 5 yesterday afternoon, and it's ................. Crossfade. Thanks for the letdown, dicks.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 10, 2012, 02:21:14 PM
After weeks of debating, I broke down and bought a ticket to the Summerland Tour aka the "90's bands you didn't like" tour featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground. What can I say? I'm a 90's kid.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on May 10, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
I legit wouldn't mind seeing Everclear or The Gin Blossoms.
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Post by: Nymyzys on May 11, 2012, 03:43:24 AM
After weeks of debating, I broke down and bought a ticket to the Summerland Tour aka the "90's bands you didn't like" tour featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground. What can I say? I'm a 90's kid.

I'd be all over that!  Gotta admit to being a huge fan of Gin Blossoms, Lit (they did that one song from that dreadful Titan A.E. film) and especially Everclear, way back.

Another MAJOR concert announcement coming from Augusta's 95 Rock a couple of days ago!  This time, it's...........Taproot.......
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Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on May 11, 2012, 05:01:53 AM
Going to see Wilco tonight.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 11, 2012, 06:06:23 AM
I've decided to go see Childish Gambino in June
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on May 11, 2012, 06:54:47 AM
I'm considering going to Mayhem Fest in August, but it's at the Comcast Center, which means I'll have to buy a seat. Something about Slayer and sitting down...they don't mix.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on May 11, 2012, 11:39:34 PM
In the category of bad, or at least concerts I have no interest in both John Fogerty and Celtic Thunder will be coming to Abbotsford this summer it seems. Also a Punjabi language singer I have never heard of.
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Post by: Nymyzys on May 12, 2012, 01:19:23 AM
My girlfriend's Mother spends all day and night listening to Celtic Thunder. I think she's seen them at least twice already.
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Post by: RavishingRickRudo on May 13, 2012, 04:42:31 PM
Just came back from edward sharpe, amazing amazing amazing.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on May 14, 2012, 11:40:53 AM
I'm considering going to Mayhem Fest in August, but it's at the Comcast Center, which means I'll have to buy a seat. Something about Slayer and sitting down...they don't mix.

Eh, if I go I want to get pit tickets.
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Post by: pujoljunkie on May 14, 2012, 02:48:52 PM
Just came back from edward sharpe, amazing amazing amazing.

I feel like the sheer number of 14 year old girls in Arctic Monkeys t-shirts might make this show pretty hard to enjoy. Sounds like you lucked out.
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Post by: RavishingRickRudo on May 14, 2012, 04:09:43 PM
Now that you mention, there were a lot of annoying teenage girls smoking indoors for some reason.  Since i am like a foot taller than all of them, i am proud to say i blocked a lot of their views of the stage.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on May 15, 2012, 01:19:31 AM
Elvis Costello, Gogol Bordello, Iggy Pop and the Stooges...and GWAR?!!?!?! (http://www.riotfest.org)
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Post by: pujoljunkie on May 15, 2012, 07:48:52 AM
Jesus and Mary Chain, too! That's gonna be a sweet time.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on May 15, 2012, 08:24:22 AM
I've got a few friends trying to set up a road trip to it. I may have to join them if only for the novelty of seeing Gwar with the rest of the acts presented.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on May 17, 2012, 04:25:57 AM
It really doesn't seem that bizarre. Gwar played Bonnaroo a few years back.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 22, 2012, 03:00:49 PM
Metallica announced that they are playing in Edmonton on August 17th.  :-\
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Post by: SBofn on May 23, 2012, 10:02:30 AM
There's a show at the Allstate Arena in August with Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground, Everclear, and Sugar Ray; five bands I all enjoy without irony (although Gin Blossoms is the only band I'll start a fight over.)
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Post by: Nymyzys on May 23, 2012, 02:19:36 PM
There's a show at the Allstate Arena in August with Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground, Everclear, and Sugar Ray; five bands I all enjoy without irony (although Gin Blossoms is the only band I'll start a fight over.)

That sounds fucking AWESOME!
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Post by: Youth N Asia on May 23, 2012, 02:50:12 PM
The Gaslight Anthem and Rise Against are playing together in September... 2 goddamn hours away
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 23, 2012, 03:01:45 PM
Fuel and Filter are co-headlining a show here in July. I swear, someone rom the 90's loves me.
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on May 24, 2012, 07:52:56 AM
Whoever lives near London, Ontario, go to the Yelawolf concert.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 08, 2012, 04:28:43 AM
Fozzy is coming here on August 30th and tickets are only $15. I think I might jump on that.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 08, 2012, 04:59:11 AM
Deathfest on Sunday. Gwar next Friday.

Gwar...four times...one year...yes.
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Post by: Wizard of Maz on June 08, 2012, 05:57:20 AM
Fuel and Filter are co-headlining a show here in July. I swear, someone rom the 90's loves me.

I saw Fuel headline a show in these parts like 5 years ago, they kinda sucked balls live.

When your two opening acts show you up (Breaking Point and Saliva) and massively? Bad business.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 08, 2012, 10:11:17 AM
That was probably when they had their 2nd singer which explains why they were so bad. The original vocalist rejoined the group about a year ago and the band has a whole new line-up now. Their recent sets have gotten good reviews which I believe is the reason for this tour.

Unfortunately I just found out I have a prior engagement the same day as that show so I'll miss it which is a shame.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 08, 2012, 10:36:31 PM
Fozzy is coming here on August 30th and tickets are only $15. I think I might jump on that.

I might try to get tickets for that at $15.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 09, 2012, 06:09:47 AM
Uh oh---New England metal headquarters, The Worcester Palladium is scheduled to close!
 (http://blog.thephoenix.com/BLOGS/onthedownload/archive/2012/06/08/balls-to-the-walls-worcester-palladium-soon-to-be-new-england-s-most-metal-parking-lot.aspx)

Me and Lazarus Cuntarded are going to barge into Deval Patrick's office to correct this injustice. If the Juggalos don't have the Palladium, they might migrate up to Maine and nobody wants that!
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Post by: SBofn on June 10, 2012, 01:03:53 AM
Riot Fest Chicago in September is going to be red hot aces. Iggy, Elvis Costello, Dropkick Murphys, Descendants, Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem.  It puts Lollapalooza to shame.

Because I live a life without shame or irony, I'm looking forward to the Summerland tour. Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground, Gin Blossoms, and the Gin Blossoms.  That's a line up I can get behind.
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Post by: Richard on June 10, 2012, 07:24:16 AM
Demi Lovato is playing the San Diego county fair tomorrow. Didn't realize her career had fallen so far so quickly.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2012, 08:03:40 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse is playing in Calgary in November. It's a shame that he is playing at the giant maxi-pad. Horrible acoustics.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 10, 2012, 08:57:16 AM
Uh oh---New England metal headquarters, The Worcester Palladium is scheduled to close!
 (http://blog.thephoenix.com/BLOGS/onthedownload/archive/2012/06/08/balls-to-the-walls-worcester-palladium-soon-to-be-new-england-s-most-metal-parking-lot.aspx)

Me and Lazarus Cuntarded are going to barge into Deval Patrick's office to correct this injustice. If the Juggalos don't have the Palladium, they might migrate up to Maine and nobody wants that!
I check this thread to post something about heading off to Deathfest in that very building and read this.

If true? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

However, since MassConcerts is saying it's a false rumor (and they do all of the booking for the Palladium), it sounds like it's leaning towards false.

I'm hoping MassConcerts is accurate, but August 1st seems to be the deadline for the decision.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 11, 2012, 10:41:19 AM
At the Roger Waters concert now.  The Wall Tour

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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 11, 2012, 11:35:41 AM
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 11, 2012, 02:42:39 PM
Because I live a life without shame or irony, I'm looking forward to the Summerland tour. Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground, Gin Blossoms, and the Gin Blossoms.  That's a line up I can get behind.

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray mentioned on Howard Stern that Smash Mouth was one of the bands originally considrred for the tour.
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Post by: Captain of Outer Space on June 12, 2012, 08:47:04 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse is playing in Calgary in November. It's a shame that he is playing at the giant maxi-pad. Horrible acoustics.

Not really a lot of other options in the area though, are there?The Jack Singer and even the Jubilee are too small and McMahon is outdoors in November. At least the 'Dome is better than that tin can Max Bell Arena. I went to the 2008 concert he did there, and it was pretty good, minus Death Cab For Cutie as an opening act choice. The last time Neil Young came through Western Canada was 1996, so it was a no-brainer.

I'm not particularly jazzed about "Americana" as a concept. Still, gnarly old men playing stripped down rock'n'roll works for Grinderman, so we shall see.
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Post by: SBofn on June 14, 2012, 03:23:25 PM
Because I live a life without shame or irony, I'm looking forward to the Summerland tour. Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground, Gin Blossoms, and the Gin Blossoms.  That's a line up I can get behind.

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray mentioned on Howard Stern that Smash Mouth was one of the bands originally considrred for the tour.

I've already seen all these bands except Marcy Playground and Sugar Ray at one time or another.  I even saw Smashmouth back in 2000, although the sound was terrible.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on June 14, 2012, 03:32:01 PM
Gin Blossoms were OK, but I'd run from the venue where any of those other bands were playing.  I never liked Everclear and their tuneless generic pieces of dude-rock that all sounded the same, and "Sex and Candy" is legitimately one of my least favorite songs of all time.  And while I don't have any truly negative associations with "Fly" or "Every Morning," I consider Sugar Ray to be a spiritual forerunner to the irredeemable Crazy Town.  Shifty Shellshock was just Mark McGrath with more attitude.

Now get Bush to tour with a band that isn't Nickelback and I'll go see that.  That's the 90s I like to remember.
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Post by: SBofn on June 14, 2012, 03:58:32 PM
Marcy Playground was done in by one awful single. Sex and Candy is terrible, and every other song I've heard from that band is livelier and better.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on June 15, 2012, 01:23:10 AM
Lagwagon plays Detroit in October. They don't tour very often, so I'm in
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Post by: snuffbox on June 15, 2012, 02:51:17 AM
I'm going to see Tool and a handful of other bands in St Paul next Saturday.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 15, 2012, 04:24:10 AM
Gwar round 11 in about 6 hours.
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Post by: AA484 on June 15, 2012, 05:13:22 AM
I'll be seeing Gaslight Anthem in Chapel Hill next month then Guided by Voices in Asheville in September.  Really wanted to go to a festival in Atlanta with Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and others but it's the one of the two Saturdays I have to work in the year.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on June 15, 2012, 03:32:24 PM
I'll be seeing Gaslight Anthem in Chapel Hill next month then Guided by Voices in Asheville in September.  Really wanted to go to a festival in Atlanta with Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and others but it's the one of the two Saturdays I have to work in the year.

Lucky bitch. I'm a big Gaslight Anthem fan. They're coming to Michigan later this year, but the show is 2 hours away. Or else I'd go. It's with Rise Against too
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 19, 2012, 12:00:44 AM
The fact that Metallica started up their own festival, Orion Music, and filled it with bands that whatever remnants of their fanbase probably don't care much about (hey, just like the last major tours they've done) pleases me in an odd manner.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 19, 2012, 04:38:40 AM
Black Label Society is in Edmonton on Halloween. Best part about it's an +18 show, so no god damn kids are there.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 19, 2012, 06:09:02 AM
I saw them open for GnR.   Zakk Wylde kicked ass as expected.
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Post by: AA484 on June 19, 2012, 06:16:08 AM
Speaking of Zakk Wylde, a buddy of mine runs a restaurant down here and his kitchen manager went to the Sushi-Thai place next door after work and got shitty with Zakk Wylde.  He had no clue who he was when we told him afterwards, but still a fun story.

Back on topic, Morrissey plays the Orange Peel in December and while his voice hasn't gotten any better over the years I still need to see him at least once before I die.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 19, 2012, 06:28:46 AM
Zakk Wylde, apparently, started a barfight at the scuzziest dive in my hometown years ago the night before Ozzfest hit up here. I found this out from a cop because he came into the pizza place I was working at and saw my BLS shirt.
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Post by: HSJ on June 19, 2012, 07:56:48 AM
But thats what makes him Zakk Wylde.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 19, 2012, 08:17:33 AM
Exactly.  Some soft ass pussies were saying they wanted him off stage.  I wanted them to say it to his face and see what happened.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 19, 2012, 10:03:07 AM
Im in line for the childish gambino concert.  every white 19 year old in buffalo is here...as expected
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 19, 2012, 10:05:24 AM
Overheard in line:  oh man we're missing workaholics tonight
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 19, 2012, 12:16:59 PM
Overheard in line:  oh man we're missing workaholics tonight

Workaholics is the opposite of childish gambino in the respect that Workaholics is actually good.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 19, 2012, 02:25:05 PM
You don't know what you're talking about as usual.  The show was awesome. 
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 19, 2012, 08:36:20 PM
Did anyone open for him? I know on some shows Danny Brown, who's pretty good, has opened. Didn't know if he was there for the whole tour.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 19, 2012, 08:43:04 PM
Yeah it was Danny Brown.  His songs are good but he doesn't have the performing down yet.  Then Glover comes on with his full rock band backing and is such a performer that it's kind of amazing given how little time he can really commit to it.
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Post by: Nymyzys on June 20, 2012, 04:49:13 AM
Fuel and Filter are co-headlining a show here in July. I swear, someone rom the 90's loves me.

I saw Fuel headline a show in these parts like 5 years ago, they kinda sucked balls live.

When your two opening acts show you up (Breaking Point and Saliva) and massively? Bad business.

Did Breaking Point bust out "One of a Kind"?

I saw some recent Filter concert footage, and Richard Patrick either wasn't feeling it that night, or he's finally completely shot his voice.  He was kind of sleepwalking through "Welcome to the Fold".
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 20, 2012, 06:52:07 AM
He probably shot his voice. Didn't he return to the incessant screaming from the first album after they disappeared for a while post-"Take A Picture"?
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Post by: Baby Shoes on June 20, 2012, 08:05:39 AM
I heard on the radio that Ginuwine and Blackstreet are doing a show here in the fall.

Someone gonna get pregnant.
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Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on June 22, 2012, 11:58:40 AM
Got tickets to see Davis Byrne and St. Vincent at the Ryman in October.
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Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on June 22, 2012, 02:01:30 PM
Kid Rock's playing in Peru, Illinois at the parking lot of an airport in a month. I don't think I can do it. The Bacon Brothers played the same venue about five years ago.

I am going to see Pelican in Chicago in one week's time.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 22, 2012, 03:03:46 PM
Pelican is GREAT live. Saw them, Keelhaul, and Isis. Excellent show. I came.
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Post by: Incandenza on June 25, 2012, 12:16:52 AM
Has Pelican's drummer gotten better in recent years? Dude was sloppy as all hell when I saw them however long ago.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 25, 2012, 01:21:34 AM
Yes.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on June 25, 2012, 01:40:42 AM
Kid Rock's playing in Peru, Illinois at the parking lot of an airport in a month. I don't think I can do it.

Go and take lots of pictures.
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Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on June 25, 2012, 04:40:25 AM
I'm very tempted to liveblog, but i don't know if sixty bucks is worth it to see the further decline of mankind as we know it.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 25, 2012, 07:42:19 AM
Go and demand he play his old stuff.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on June 25, 2012, 08:52:04 AM
Go and demand he sleeps on the runway.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on July 07, 2012, 11:11:27 PM
Stone Temple Pilots are coming to my town in September which is something I'm pretty interested in checking out. $40-60 before tax isn't too bad for a band I've always really liked although it being a Monday at 8pm makes it a bit iffy for me.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 08, 2012, 05:57:55 AM
They're awesome in concert. 
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on July 08, 2012, 08:16:45 AM
Stone Temple Pilots are coming to my town in September which is something I'm pretty interested in checking out. $40-60 before tax isn't too bad for a band I've always really liked although it being a Monday at 8pm makes it a bit iffy for me.

True, can't miss Maff.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on July 08, 2012, 01:54:41 PM
Well I actually meant that it's a pain in the ass finding a babysitter on a weeknight just after school's gone back to session plus my wife has to work the next day. But Maff is another concern!
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Post by: CuckBright7831 on July 08, 2012, 03:35:04 PM
Go and demand he play his old stuff.

So...basically play every song from Devil Without A Cause and that's it?
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 09, 2012, 04:57:45 AM
Go and demand he play his old stuff.

So...basically play every song from Devil Without A Cause and that's it?

Nah, stuff from Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast and The Polyfuze Method.
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Post by: Fökai on July 10, 2012, 08:24:58 AM
I have a choice between Stevie Wonder doing a benefit concert on one weekend, and Tyga and Gym Class Heroes on another weekend.

I know, I know, I want to cut my balls off too for mentioning Gym Class, but I'm not sure if Stevie *still* does his work justice. Has anyone seen his show recently?
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 14, 2012, 07:37:34 PM
I saw him do Rock In Rio a few months back and he kicked ass.  Go see Stevie.  Easy ass decision.



Slash will be coming here in September and I really want to go.  That way I saw Axl with Guns N Roses and Slash by himself. 
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Post by: Fall of Epic on July 20, 2012, 10:53:46 AM
I went to Summerland a few nights back and it was a pretty fun show. Sugar Ray and Marcy Playground sucked (though the bass player for the latter was pretty cool and shook my hand after their set) but I enjoyed everyone else. The highlight was definately Lit. Had way more fun during their set than I feel I should have. Overall, a fun night.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on July 23, 2012, 03:41:59 AM
New Order is going to be playing in Manhattan on October 18. I might have to get tickets to that!
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 23, 2012, 04:43:32 AM
Whoa, I might go to that too.  It's a fuckin' Thursday, though, which is very disadvantageous to my work schedule but whatever, I'll figure it out. 

I'm seeing Aerosmith tomorrow at the Meadowlands.  They were my favorite band as a tween, and even after watching the past decade of douchey behavior from Steven Tyler, I still like a lot of their songs, and how many more chances will I get to see them?  Plus my mom wouldn't let me see them on the Nine Lives tour and I see this as corrective action for that.  If I ever become a parent (God forbid), I won't deny my 12-year-old the basic joy of seeing their favorite band live.  Not that live music will even exist in a couple of decades.  Cheap Trick is opening, and I just hope they play something off their debut album, preferably "Elo Kiddies," because I'm kind of burned out on their actual hits.
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 26, 2012, 01:45:22 AM
So I'm going to see Shinedown tonight for free :|
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Post by: Nymyzys on July 26, 2012, 11:18:18 PM
Should be fun.
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 27, 2012, 01:04:49 AM
It was and lots of energy. I was fairly drunk when I got in and stayed buzzed throughout the night, but people started a mosh pit. At a Shinedown concert. Fuckin Edmonton.
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 28, 2012, 03:50:51 AM
Saw Iron Maiden and Coheed and Cambria last night. Awesome show as always, and Coheed busted out Heaven and Hell for their setlist.

Coheed and Cambria - Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath Cover) Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b52oqP0UsUY#) Partial video.
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Post by: Nymyzys on July 28, 2012, 05:32:40 AM
It was and lots of energy. I was fairly drunk when I got in and stayed buzzed throughout the night, but people started a mosh pit. At a Shinedown concert. Fuckin Edmonton.

I could imagine moshing to "Devour" or "Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide" because of their tempo, but that'd be about it. Moshing to "Call Me" might be a little weird.
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 28, 2012, 03:20:40 PM
I'm drunk at a simple plan concert. Have I hit a new low?
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 28, 2012, 03:21:56 PM
I'm drunk at a simple plan concert. How could this happen to meeeee?
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 28, 2012, 03:29:09 PM
Well played.

It's free and beer is somewhat reasoanble
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 29, 2012, 10:31:23 AM
Going to see Sebastian Bach tonight. Should be quite an event.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on July 30, 2012, 02:56:01 AM
Summer Slaughter is a week from Friday. Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, the Faceless, BTBAM, and a bunch of bands I just don't give two fucks about (some shyte, like Veil of Maya and Job For A Cowboy, and some I just haven't heard much of/don't particularly stand out, like the Summoned and Dysentery).
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Post by: Nymyzys on July 30, 2012, 07:33:13 AM
Edit: Meant to put this in the metal thread.
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Post by: Poptones on July 30, 2012, 11:18:29 AM
Guided By Voices, one of my all time favorite bands, are coming to the crappiest venue in Lawrence.  I don't know if I'll survive this show quite frankly.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 31, 2012, 04:46:39 AM
Going to see Sebastian Bach tonight. Should be quite an event.

Did he do 18 and Life and I Remember You?  If so, how did he sound on I Remember You?
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Post by: Beer Baron on July 31, 2012, 05:06:26 AM
He still has his voice, and yes he did play almost all Skid Row songs except for a couple of solo stuff he wrote.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 08, 2012, 07:10:00 AM
Just bought my ticket to see Fozzy in Manhattan on the 30th. Also found out my friends band is opening for them.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on August 08, 2012, 08:26:39 AM
Tell us how it is. Rich Ward's supposed to be downright amazing live and Jericho looks like he's got the frontman chops down solid.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on August 14, 2012, 04:04:08 AM
Just bought my Gaslight Anthem tickets for Sep 14. There were playing in Michigan the 17th, but it was a couple hours away. Thankfully this one's only an hour away.
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Post by: Beer Baron on August 18, 2012, 05:12:54 PM
Just came back from the Metallica concert tonight, one of the best concerts I've seen in a long time. Here's a picture of the stage.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417240_10151040208673462_262226525_n.jpg)
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on August 18, 2012, 08:34:03 PM
I wish they'd come around here.
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Post by: Beer Baron on August 19, 2012, 12:31:17 AM
Solid setlist too:

Creeping Death
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Fuel
One
Ride The Lightning
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam
Sad But True
And Justice For All
Memory Remains
Fade To Black
Master of Puppets
Battery
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Hit The Lights
Seek and Destroy
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 30, 2012, 02:45:25 PM
Heading home from the Fozzy show now. My buddies band did a great job of hyping up the crowd. I haven't seen him perform in over a year, and he's gotten much better in that time. I'll post some videos in the local band thread. The next 2 bands weren't very good. There was a screamo band that was weak and a pop rock band that was brutal. Only reason they were the main opening band is they have the same management as Fozzy. Then Fozzy came out. Jericho is an amazing front man. He doesn't have a great singing voice, but he's got a great metal voice. He can really control a crowd like no one I've ever seen. Absolutely tore the roof off. Only annoying thing was all the wrestling fans chanting shit like "Yes" "CM Punk" and other various wrestling chants.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on August 30, 2012, 03:59:51 PM
Yeah, I just came back from the Fozzy show myself and was completely blown away. Had way more fun than I thought I'd have. Jericho is a great performer (and has massively huge arms in real life) and they put on a great show overall. It got pretty annoying after awhile with people chanting wrestling shit at him but he shrugged it off for the most part. I really hope Jericho is accepted as a legit musician after this tour because he fucking deserves it. I definately wouldn't mind seeing them again.

I saw Fozzy lead guitarist Rich Ward (who is also the guitarist for Stuck Mojo) walking around in front of the venue so I went up and spoke to him for a bit. He was really nice and flattered that I knew so much about his career.
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Post by: Nymyzys on August 30, 2012, 09:06:58 PM
Off to Atlanta on September 13th for Nightwish and Kamelot at Center Stage. Excited beyond rational thought right now!
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Post by: Youth N Asia on September 14, 2012, 03:52:57 PM
Just got back from Detroit where The Gaslight Anthem just played a motherfucker of a 2 hour show. Such a great time. Seeing "The 59 Sound" with a crowd that was way into them was one of my favorite concert moments ever.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on September 15, 2012, 05:25:33 PM
Got tickets to see Slash with Myles Kennedy on the 25th.   Should be awesome.
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Post by: Smues on September 15, 2012, 06:04:26 PM
Gonna see Elton John when I'm in Vegas next month for a wedding. (third wedding I've had to travel out of state for this year, enough is enough people!) I've seen him once before but it was just him and his piano, so I'm excited to see him with a full band this time.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on September 21, 2012, 07:05:52 AM
Going to go see "Draw The Line" tonight.  The "only endorsed Aerosmith tribute show".    They better play Kings and Queens
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Post by: AA484 on September 26, 2012, 07:40:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Egtaq46Npl4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Egtaq46Npl4#)!

My friends and I were about ten feet to the left of the guy recording.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on September 26, 2012, 08:06:35 AM
Saw Slash ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators last night.   The Dammit guy in the Conspirators is pretty awesome.  Liked him better as a singer than Myles.   Also Slash did this AMAZING blues jam that I recorded.   Sadly I forgot to change my video settings so it's in the lowest quality.  I'll up it and post it soon.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 27, 2012, 03:34:06 AM
Seeing Dredg perform their first album, "El Cielo" in full in November.
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Post by: Poptones on October 04, 2012, 06:12:19 PM
Now that I've not only seen the classic Guided by Voices lineup live, but also had a full beer thrown directly into my face by Bob Pollard himself, I can finally commit suicide with a clear conscience.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on October 04, 2012, 07:25:59 PM
Going to see LOCAL H in 15 days.   Pretty psyched.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on October 04, 2012, 11:29:13 PM
Now that I've not only seen the classic Guided by Voices lineup live, but also had a full beer thrown directly into my face by Bob Pollard himself, I can finally commit suicide with a clear conscience.

Let me guess...you reported him to a mod?
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Post by: Poptones on October 05, 2012, 02:27:07 AM
That is actually a sign of affection in alcoholics.
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Post by: Poptones on October 05, 2012, 02:28:06 AM
Also that button seems to get more prominent every time I visit the board.
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Post by: Incandenza on October 05, 2012, 04:38:54 AM
No beer in my face, but Bob Pollard handed me an unopened beer the first time I saw them. He did this only after I showed him my driver's license. (I was 22 at the time.)
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Post by: Youth N Asia on October 07, 2012, 10:30:52 AM
At The Magic Stick in Detroit for Lagwagon. Very very small turnout
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Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on October 13, 2012, 12:04:33 AM
That David Byrne/St. Vincent show I went to was pretty amazing. It was the first time I'd ever been to a show at the Ryman, so that was a bonus. Before the show started, all the instruments (two guitars, drums, keys, and the eight brass instruments) were laying on stage, each under its own spotlight while ambient noise played. Then they just walked out and played through about twenty songs (they'd play a few songs from the new album they put out and then take turns playing solo stuff) in under two hours. Pretty impressive considering the choreography involved. The people playing the brass instruments did marching band formations all night (though when St. Vincent played her song "Cheerleader" everyone else laid down on the stage like they were dead - but the band played on regardless). If you're interested, Byrne played Strange Overtones, Naive Melody, Lazy, Like Humans Do, Burning Down the House, and Road to Nowhere.
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Post by: treble on October 20, 2012, 04:58:06 AM
I ended up in the front row for a Springsteen concert last night. Being surrounded by people singing every word of songs you've never even heard at the top of their lungs is quite an experience. Sorry, real fans, but I touched Bruce Springsteen's leg and you didn't.
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Post by: snuffbox on October 20, 2012, 06:10:43 AM
Dinosaur Jr was so good last night.
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Post by: Beer Baron on October 20, 2012, 06:28:14 AM
So I'm going to see GWAR for the first time. I'm stoked for this.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on October 20, 2012, 06:12:13 PM
Saw The Life and Times open for Local H tonight.   The show was insane.  The Life and Times was actually pretty good.  Local H kicked ass as expected.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on October 21, 2012, 08:57:46 AM
It's been around 15 hours and my ears are still ringing. 
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 08, 2013, 03:33:15 PM
If you were worried Lifehouse may not be touring anymore, don't worry, they are.

I forgot my iPod and had to listen to the radio on the commute in.  Apparently it is the year 2000 and it is a big deal to go see Lifehouse at some local casino.  My favorite part was when the DJ was talking about holding your woman when they start to play "You and Me" and looking into her eyes.  I laughed but then found "Hanging by a Moment" stuck in my head later.

I kind of want to go to that casino that night to see who goes to a Lifehouse concert in 2013.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on January 08, 2013, 04:05:24 PM
Lifehouse still is a pretty reliable hit machine in the vein of Daughtry and Shinedown, or at least they were up until three years ago or so.  Working in a mostly female office, I'm subjected to Hot Adult Contemporary radio and had to hear their 2010 songs "All In" (a blatant rewrite of the single "Spin" from their hilariously titled second album Stanley Climbfall) and "Halfway Gone" a few hundred times apiece.  They suck now.  Also, because Bob Barron would have if he was here, I feel compelled to mention that Lifehouse was on Boston Public once.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 08, 2013, 04:18:10 PM
Dang, did not realize.  I had a similar talk today with someone who wasn't aware Bone Thugs n Harmony did anything since Crossroads.
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Post by: Nymyzys on January 09, 2013, 03:23:40 AM
I enjoyed the HELL out of "Halfway Gone". It was a cheesy pop song wiith a good beat. "First Time" was a nice track too. For as much metal as I listen to, Lifehouse remains one of my biggest guilty pleasures. They played here ahout two years ago and I've regretted not going ever since.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on January 09, 2013, 05:24:14 AM
"Hanging by a Moment" and "Sick Cycle Carousel" are legit good Lifehouse songs. I wouldn't listen to them outside of those two hits and no way in hell would I ever think about seeing them live.

I'm seeing Soundgarden next week for the second time since their reunion only this time it will be in a smaller, more intimate venue and not the huge, bloated stadium I saw them in back in July '11.

My friend called me with urgent news on Saturday: Soul Asylum is touring again. Seeing them on Feb. 16th.
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Post by: snuffbox on February 04, 2013, 01:19:40 AM
I saw Soundgarden Fri night.  They're not half bad.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 28, 2013, 10:44:40 AM
The National are playing a free show in Toronto in May. Oh god yes.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on February 28, 2013, 11:28:19 AM
I guess it can go here, every year the NY Mets have a concert series after games. They bring in random bands to play after a handful of games. This year they have NAS, O.A.R, Third Eye Blind and Foreigner playing this year.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on March 06, 2013, 03:58:24 PM
Anyone else going to Bonnaroo? I haven't been since 04, and it seemed like a good idea. Paul McCartney, Bjork, Wu Tang, Tom Petty, Wilco ZZ Top, Billy Idol, David Byrne, Swans, Baroness, Nas, Dwight Yoakam, and John McLaughlin, plus lots of drugs
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Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 09, 2013, 02:55:40 AM
I saw Wilco and David Byrne last year with the same person and he was trying to sell me on going and didn't mention either of them being there what a fucking idiot
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Post by: snuffbox on March 09, 2013, 03:34:25 AM
I'm probably going again.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on March 09, 2013, 11:09:28 AM
Weirdly enough, I think I'm most excited to see Billy Idol. He seems like he'd be fun as hell live.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on March 09, 2013, 11:13:02 AM
I'm probably going again.

Want to make out in one of the portapotties?
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 30, 2013, 06:35:38 AM
So, remember the Summerland tour I attended last summer featuring acts from the 90's? Well they announced the 2013 line-up consisting of Everclear, Filter, Live (whose lead singer apparently quit years ago), and Sponge (a band I've never heard of). I will NOT be attending this one.

In other news, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray is putting together his own nostalgia tour this summer consisting of Smash Mouth, Fastball, Gin Blossoms, and Vertical Horizon. I think my mind just exploded while typing that.
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Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 30, 2013, 07:09:17 AM
Sponge had 2 hits in the 90's with "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)".  I'm sure you've heard both of those songs at some point.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 30, 2013, 07:16:42 AM
I just YouTubed "Molly" and you're right.
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 30, 2013, 10:22:25 AM
Plowed is awesome!

Didn't know Ed Whateverhisnameis quit Live .
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 30, 2013, 10:26:34 AM
Nice call on Plowed. It's the only of the 2 songs I've heard before and haven't heard it in a long ass time.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 30, 2013, 01:51:25 PM
So, remember the Summerland tour I attended last summer featuring acts from the 90's? Well they announced the 2013 line-up consisting of Everclear, Filter, Live (whose lead singer apparently quit years ago), and Sponge (a band I've never heard of). I will NOT be attending this one.

In other news, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray is putting together his own nostalgia tour this summer consisting of Smash Mouth, Fastball, Gin Blossoms, and Vertical Horizon. I think my mind just exploded while typing that.

Everclear I never got too into, but Filter, Live and Sponge are all bands I've wanted to see, especially Live.

Pet Shop Boys announced they will be in New York on September 16 and 17. I will be getting tickets for the 16th tomorrow (hopefully the pre-sale isn't sold out). This will be the 3rd or 4th time seeing them (I can't remember, I know I've seen them twice for sure but for some reason I want to say there was another time).
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Post by: Marie I on April 30, 2013, 03:00:15 PM
Yeah, I got the Pet Shop Boys notification email today. Was tempted, but not quite sure yet. I'm assuming they put on a good show if you've seen them a few times, or are you just a diehard? I like them, but I'm not at all familiar with their post 80's material.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 30, 2013, 03:16:52 PM
Guns N Roses is coming to Buffalo in June.  First time Axl's been here since 1992.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 30, 2013, 08:08:29 PM
Yeah, I got the Pet Shop Boys notification email today. Was tempted, but not quite sure yet. I'm assuming they put on a good show if you've seen them a few times, or are you just a diehard? I like them, but I'm not at all familiar with their post 80's material.

I'm a die hard, as they are my all-time favorite musical group, but their shows are amazing. They don't have anyone opening. It's just them for over 2 hours and their show is very artsy. Since it's just Neil and Chris, they don't dance around on stage or anything. Chris is at his keyboard while Neil sings, changing their attire throughout, while stuff goes on in the background, dancing, sets moving, etc.
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Post by: JAxlMorrison on April 30, 2013, 11:29:16 PM
Guns N Roses is coming to Buffalo in June.  First time Axl's been here since 1992.

if it's a version of that "Up Close And Personal" type show they've been doing, I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Marie I on May 01, 2013, 02:19:49 PM
Yeah, I got the Pet Shop Boys notification email today. Was tempted, but not quite sure yet. I'm assuming they put on a good show if you've seen them a few times, or are you just a diehard? I like them, but I'm not at all familiar with their post 80's material.

I'm a die hard, as they are my all-time favorite musical group, but their shows are amazing. They don't have anyone opening. It's just them for over 2 hours and their show is very artsy. Since it's just Neil and Chris, they don't dance around on stage or anything. Chris is at his keyboard while Neil sings, changing their attire throughout, while stuff goes on in the background, dancing, sets moving, etc.

I'm sure it's a fun show. But I decided to pass on the presale. $55 for the cheapest ticket seems kinda steep for a band I'm not incredibly passionate about.

Got a few shows lined up. Chelsea Wolfe and Swans, Death From Above 1979, Liars, Black Flag, Cold Cave, Tomahawk, Big Black Delta, and some local Brooklyn bands that play here pretty often. Came close to getting a New Order ticket, but having already seen them in October, I think I've had my fix.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 02, 2013, 12:18:50 AM
I'm contemplating New Order and Tomahawk this summer. Both sound promising.

Seeing Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone tomorrow night.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on May 02, 2013, 05:17:45 AM
Tomahawk's awesome as hell live.
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Post by: Nymyzys on May 02, 2013, 06:15:13 AM
Andrew W.K. might be the most energetic man alive.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 02, 2013, 06:43:50 AM
He owns a club in NYC so he'll be performing Ramones covers with Marky Ramone and his solo band. I called the club to ask about tickets and Andrew himself picked up! One of the weirdest but coolest moments ever.
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Post by: Marie I on May 02, 2013, 07:00:31 AM
Word. Santos Party House is a cool venue. I met him there once. Very nice guy. Kinda timid in a way. Not what you'd expect.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 04, 2013, 03:11:59 AM
Holy fucking shit. That was one of the more fun shows I've attended. Andrew W.K. is just so full of energy and the crowd was wicked. There was no guardrail separating the fans from the stage so people were regularly hopping on and singing with Andrew (who was cool about it and even held the mic out for them) before stage diving. I contemplated being one of those people but I would have had to fight through a few rows of people to do so. Overall, a pretty awesome time and when they come back around in October, I might have to go again.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on May 04, 2013, 03:41:22 AM
I saw Andrew WK in 2003. One of the best times I've ever had at a show. The energy he puts out is second to none. His dad was there and joined him for a couple of songs on stage.

I just got tickets to see Jimmy Eat World in July. They're one of the few bands to hit in the early 2000's with the pop/punk tag that actually still makes good music.
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Post by: Marie I on May 04, 2013, 04:00:30 AM
Yeah, it's usually the bigger NYC venues with the guard rails. Last time I was there, some drunk/high crust punk in his underwear was stage diving. It was a small crowd though, so everyone just moved out of the way kinda like that first scene in School of Rock.

I was trying to get tickets for Johnny Marr last night, but no luck. Haven't heard any of his new material to be honest, but I figured it'd be a good time.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 09, 2013, 03:18:44 AM
So my friend surprised me with tickets to Counting Crows and the Wallflowers next month. Yay?
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on May 14, 2013, 07:04:03 AM
To add to the Andrew WK discussion in here, he's opening for Black Sabbath this summer, so I'll be seeing him for the fourth time on August 4th.  It'll be weird to be able to sit down during his set, and to watch him perform in front of a crowd that largely doesn't know or care about him.  But at least it'll be a good double bill because I was worried the opener would be Hollywood Undead or something.
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Post by: Nymyzys on May 15, 2013, 05:30:32 AM
AWK and Black Sabbath?  Talk about night and day.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on May 15, 2013, 02:04:47 PM
So, Jason Newstead (former bassist of Metallica for those living under a rock) formed a solo band and they're apparently coming to NY this summer. My friend is going nuts about getting tickets but I'm undecided. When I saw Metallica back in '04, Rob had already joined, I guess seeing Newstead this summer will complete the group?
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Post by: Marie I on May 16, 2013, 02:13:37 AM
12 year old me would have been all over that hype. I remember thinking he seemed like the most down to Earth guy in Metallica when their Behind The Music episode aired. The Seton Hall radio station used to play Echobrain pretty often one summer (2001?). I recall liking "Spoonfed" at the time.

Going to see Liars on Sunday. Looking forward to that. Also just got a ticket for Bosnian Rainbows, although I'm pretty indifferent to that show, and it's more about hanging out with friends. They're obsessed with Mars Volta and will follow anything the members do now that they've broken up. BR is pretty fun live, though. But my fandom for Omar Rodriguez has died down over the years.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 16, 2013, 07:21:06 AM
To add to the Andrew WK discussion in here, he's opening for Black Sabbath this summer, so I'll be seeing him for the fourth time on August 4th.  It'll be weird to be able to sit down during his set, and to watch him perform in front of a crowd that largely doesn't know or care about him.  But at least it'll be a good double bill because I was worried the opener would be Hollywood Undead or something.

This reminded me when I saw Buckcherry opening up for KISS in 2009. The crowd couldn't care or didn't care about Buckcherry at all, and all you heard was incoherent noise going through the speakers. Everything sounded muffled and was too loud for what they were trying to achieve.
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Post by: Nymyzys on May 16, 2013, 09:46:15 AM
To add to the Andrew WK discussion in here, he's opening for Black Sabbath this summer, so I'll be seeing him for the fourth time on August 4th.  It'll be weird to be able to sit down during his set, and to watch him perform in front of a crowd that largely doesn't know or care about him.  But at least it'll be a good double bill because I was worried the opener would be Hollywood Undead or something.

This reminded me when I saw Buckcherry opening up for KISS in 2009. The crowd couldn't care or didn't care about Buckcherry at all, and all you heard was incoherent noise going through the speakers. Everything sounded muffled and was too loud for what they were trying to achieve.

Same deal with this band called Monstro that I saw the other week.  They were opening for Alice in Chains.  Everything was WAY too loud and distorted.  The vocalist might as well have been mumbling.  They mainly received "you gave it a decent effort" applause.
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Post by: snuffbox on May 19, 2013, 04:31:09 AM
(http://www.spin.com/sites/all/files/051613-riot-fest-poster-lineup-2013.jpg)
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 06, 2013, 04:09:16 PM
Saw a recent Paul McCartney setlist and a recent Bjork setlist, and holy hell Bonnaroo is gonna rule.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 14, 2013, 11:22:46 AM
Snuffy, I hope you're watching Wilco right now, because oh my god
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 15, 2013, 04:12:37 PM
Saw Scale The Summit tonight. They were awesome and their new record is the shit.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 16, 2013, 03:37:55 AM
The National did about 90 minutes at a free show and managed to shut down one of the busiest intersections in all of Toronto. Incredibly shitty gameplanning by the city because the square was already full by the time they got onstage and the crowd spillover onto the streets had a few near-misses by cars.

The National killed it, obviously.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 16, 2013, 09:13:37 AM
Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment, and Abiotic are on tour together later this year. They're having Waking the Cadaver (blech) open for the first half and Rivers of Nihil (surprisingly decent) open for the latter half. I'm excited.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 16, 2013, 03:45:25 PM
Bonnaroo was something else.

Best sets:

Paul McCartney
Wilco
David Byrne and St Vincent
Empire of the Sun (tripping BALLS at 3:00 AM) *whoa*
The Sheepdogs
R Kelly
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 16, 2013, 03:46:19 PM
Snuffy, did you make it, buddy?
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 17, 2013, 01:59:59 AM
Not music but definitely psyched for this in September...
(http://s21.theawl.com/sid/up/2013/06/funny-or-die-oddball.jpg)
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Post by: snuffbox on June 17, 2013, 02:08:14 AM
Snuffy, did you make it, buddy?

I didn't go, I sold my ticket after seeing the lineup for Mtn Oasis.  :-\

.
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Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on June 17, 2013, 06:19:18 AM
I had been lead to believe that David Byrne's set was a solo set. I'm glad to hear you got to see him with St. Vincent. They make a good pair.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 17, 2013, 01:43:13 PM
They were excellent, but I can't stress enough how awesome Empire of the Sun's visual show was. The people responsible have a profound and exact notion of what looks cool when someone is tripping their ass off.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 18, 2013, 04:09:55 PM
What is your overall take on the Sheepdogs? I didn't figure you'd be the type of person to enjoy their music.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 19, 2013, 12:34:50 AM
I'm going to a Mets/Tigers game in August. I could giver a fuck less about Baseball. I'm only going because Third Eye Blind is performing a free set afterwards!
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Post by: Marie I on June 19, 2013, 02:06:16 AM
Gonna see Big Black Delta tonight.

I saw Swans last week, which was pretty crazy. Those guys are so loud.

Also saw the Gregg Ginn/Ron Reyes Black Flag lineup. Pretty fun for a couple of 50+ year olds acting like angry teens. Ron Reyes is a pretty underrated punk vocalist.

I wanted to see St. Vincent and David Byrne but tickets were pretty steep, and going to New Jersey for it did not appeal to me. Missed out when they came to NYC.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 19, 2013, 02:52:08 AM
What is your overall take on the Sheepdogs? I didn't figure you'd be the type of person to enjoy their music.

They're a good mix of southern rock and graybeard blues rock without being cartoonish rednecks or really sleepy old dudes. I don't know their material or anything, but they had a terrific set.
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Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on June 19, 2013, 02:54:54 AM
Swans were killer as well. I watched them while my wife watched Edward Sharpe, and the Swans crowd gradually were more and more scared or hearing damaged, and gradually tapped out. I was nearly front and center by the end of it.

I wish I would've got a pic of the facial expression these woo girls gave for the 30 seconds they wandered by to watch before their swift egress.
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Post by: Marie I on June 19, 2013, 03:35:12 AM
Yeah, I was right at the stage for Swans. It was so loud, it almost hurt. Hard to describe. I'd like to experience that again. Hurricane Sandy prevented me from seeing them in the fall.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on June 19, 2013, 04:18:42 AM
I'm going to a Mets/Tigers game in August. I could giver a fuck less about Baseball. I'm only going because Third Eye Blind is performing a free set afterwards!

I saw them open for The Rolling Stones in 98. They put on a good show.
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Post by: Richard on June 22, 2013, 07:54:47 PM
So there was a Bieber concert here tonight (well last night technically). We found out about it while driving past the arena. As you can imagine, traffic was a bitch.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 25, 2013, 02:42:02 PM
If the dueling tours of also ran, middle of the pack '90s rock bands isn't enough for you, there's also the "Big Night Out" tour starring also ran, middle of the pack early '00s rock bands; HOOBASTANK, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, and Lit (who is really more of a '90s band though).
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on June 27, 2013, 09:26:11 AM
To add to the Andrew WK discussion in here, he's opening for Black Sabbath this summer, so I'll be seeing him for the fourth time on August 4th.  It'll be weird to be able to sit down during his set, and to watch him perform in front of a crowd that largely doesn't know or care about him.  But at least it'll be a good double bill because I was worried the opener would be Hollywood Undead or something.

Just found out this will be Andrew spinning a special DJ set, because a DJ opening for Sabbath makes perfect sense.  I guess two bands I like on the same bill was just too good to be true.  :(
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 28, 2013, 01:42:03 AM
Saw Counting Crows and the Wallflowers last night. It was a fun but man, I really do dislike seated/arena shows. I always wanna get up and start moving to the music and the setting isn't as intimate.

Jakob Dylan seemed pretty bored onstage to say the least and the crowd seemingly agreed with him but I'll attribute that to the fact that he didn't seem too thrilled to be opening for someone else. The son of Bob Dylan doesn't open up for nobody!
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Post by: Youth N Asia on July 06, 2013, 04:32:31 PM
Jimmy Eat World killed it tonight. Very fun show. Missed UFC 162 and my cousin's wedding for this.

Sweetness
I will steal you back
Big casino
Appreciation
Your new aesthetic
Futures
Kill
Work
We are never ever getting back together
No, never
Hear you me
Damage
The heart is hard to find
Let it happen
Pain
Lucky Denver mint
Goodby sky harbor
Praise chorus
Bleed American

Encore

Chase this light
Coffee and cigarettes
My best theory
The middle
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Post by: alkeiper on July 10, 2013, 02:20:27 AM
Tonight I finally get to see Belle & Sebastian live in Philadelphia. Yo La Tengo is opening.
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Post by: Marie I on July 10, 2013, 06:31:20 AM
I'd like to see Belle & Sebastien. They're playing here tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure it's sold out.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 06, 2013, 05:14:33 AM
Seeing Danzig next month. It's the 25th anniversary of his band's first album. He will be accompanied by Doyle of Misfits fame.
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Post by: Nymyzys on September 06, 2013, 05:18:58 AM
Progpower USA is in Atlanta this weekend. I'd killto see Circus Maximus. Ashes of Ares, Heaven's Cry, Soilwork and many others are also playing.  Rhapsody played the kickoff last night.
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Post by: The Real DXP on September 06, 2013, 05:32:04 AM
Saw Mumford and Sons on Monday. Was a great show.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on September 06, 2013, 04:58:12 PM
Seeing AFI on Friday. And at the end of the month taking the fiance to see 3 Doors Down out of town. I'm alright with them, but they're her favorite band.
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Post by: Nymyzys on September 06, 2013, 08:54:16 PM
They're pretty good. You'll have a good time.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on September 07, 2013, 03:02:21 AM
I've seen them once already with the old lady. I liked them when they hit, but don't listen anymore. They do put on a high energy show, and while it's still not my thing I had a good time.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on September 07, 2013, 05:53:56 AM
I saw AFI before they were goth-Emo back when they opened for The Offspring on the Ixnay on the Hombre tour with L7. They were pretty decent from what I remember. I can't say about how they are now, though.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 26, 2013, 05:27:58 AM
Since '90s nostalgia tours have come up so much in this thread---tomorrow night, I'm seeing the opening date of the Soul Asylum/Fountains of Wayne tour. Evan Dando is opening most of the dates but we ended up getting Freedy Johnston.
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Post by: 2GOLD on September 27, 2013, 10:51:28 PM
Got to see that tour of the Hoobastank, Fuel and Alien Ant Farm tour together a month or so ago now. Was surprisingly a good time and Alien Ant Farm has a good time with themselves.

Hanging out in the parking lot playing wiffleball with Hoobastank was more fun for me than the show though. Had not played wiffle in years.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 28, 2013, 02:39:05 PM
Fountains of Wayne/Soul Asylum was a pretty good show. I was really surprised Soul Asylum played first since there were definitely way more people there for them and they were a much bigger band in their heyday. Even the singer of FoW seemed kind of confused about the sequencing but I guess they're alternating who plays last every other show. I was pretty impressed that Dave Pirner has the exact same haircut he did in '93. If I knew nothing about either band, I'd say they were the slightly better band of the night but I'm a huge FoW fan and I loved that a good 75-80% of their setlist was stuff from their first three albums.

Show was really poorly attended. It was maybe a quarter full when Soul Asylum played and maybe a tenth full when Fountains of Wayne played. And it was only a 750 seat club.
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on September 28, 2013, 03:31:30 PM
Saw Here Come The Mummies tonight. They were absolutely fantastic! You HAVE to go see them if you have an opportunity to do so.
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Post by: Nymyzys on September 29, 2013, 02:24:57 PM
I saw Kamelot with Delain and Eklipse at the Masquerade in Atlanta last night.  Easily the most fun I've ever had at a concert.  I paid extra for the "VIP Experience" and got early admission and a meet-and-greet with Kamelot.  The band was VERY cordial and took time to sign whatever you brought and pose for photos. 

Eklipse is a German female quartet of Violinists.  They played several Violin covers including "Cry Me a River", "Sweet Dreams" and "Where the Wild Roses Grow".  Surprisingly this was a lot of fun, and the ladies were full of energy and really seemed to be enjoying themselves. 

Delain was just as good as they were the last time I saw them in Atlanta in 2010.  They played for about an hour and even had Marco Hietala piped-in on "The Gathering".  Their vocalist is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

Kamelot started a little after 10.  Their drummer was having some issues with his drum kit, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT did they tear the house down!  They played for a solid hour and a half.  I was seriously worried the floor was about to collapse under us due to the entire place jumping non stop while they played, but what a way to go! 

This was my third time seeing Kamelot, and my second time seeing Delain.  I will be seeing both again as soon as they come back to the US. 
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Post by: Fall of Epic on October 22, 2013, 03:33:58 AM
GWAR is coming here in December and I spontaneously bought a ticket with a friend. I've never seen them but I guess the rule is to wear clothes you don't care about getting fucked up, huh?
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on October 25, 2013, 10:44:44 AM
No. You have to wear white. You also have to prepare yourself for the most fun you likely will ever have at a concert.

Also, SLAYER is back on tour (with Gojira and the fuck-awful 4ARM in support).
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on October 31, 2013, 04:16:07 PM
Just got back from Dying Fetus. Devourment wasn't on the bill despite being touted as being on tour. Maybe there was a caveat with them only appearing on certain dates, but I don't care much because I don't care much for Devourment.

Came in during the end of some local band's set. Generic core nonsense. Fuck 'em.

Dysentery played next. If you like slam death then you'll like them. Nothing else to say. I enjoy it and they put on a good live show (though not as good as the last time I saw them, which was last year in a shed in the bassist from Abnormality's backyard).

Totality is meh to me, but holy hell do they have a great live show. They were the last of the local acts and while I'm not a fan of their music their live show convinced me to see them if they're opening for another band I dig.

Rivers of Nihil were solid but unspectacular. The vocalist tried to crack a few jokes and they bombed so I think he tried out some anti-humor...but it bombed, too, so I'm guessing he's just not too funny. Or maybe he was fucked up.

Exhumed were fucking magnificent. If there's one complaint from me it's that they didn't play "Necromaniac," but their set was a good blend of their career, with a couple of songs from the early days and heavy on All Guts and Necrocracy. They also had a spot where everybody but Bud Burke went into the small dressing room as he went on an insane solo spree, then had members of the road crew run out with a fake defibrillator because Bud "died," it didn't work, so they brought out a skull funnel (the cheapies you find at Spencer's and whatnot) and a beer, and voila: back to life as the rest of the band returns wearing spandex and generally dressed like a hair band. Then they played a little bit of "Shout at the Devil" before seguing into (IIRC) "As Hammer to Anvil." Solid, solid set.

Dying Fetus, apparently, had the entire place going insane, as they're wont to do, but I missed most of their set because I was sitting on the stairs in the main parlor because I felt like I was going to die. I was a little drunk, got clocked in the head a couple of times during Exhumed, had the wind knocked out of me during both Totality and Exhumed, dehydrated, and overheated, so I bought a water bottle and sat where the cool air could revive me. From what I heard, though, it was a solid set, though very heavy on Reign Supreme material. I came back in after "Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)" as they brought the women in costume up on stage to have a little contest (a cute little thing wearing a Ninja Turtle outfit won, thankfully), her prize was a Dying Fetus thong (yep), and then they banged out "One Shot, One Kill," "Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog," and "In the Trenches" to call it a night.

Damn good show, but I have to admit one thing:
I'm too fucking old for moshing and need to stay the fuck out of it.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on October 31, 2013, 04:19:00 PM


Damn good show, but I have to admit one thing:
I'm too fucking old for moshing and need to stay the fuck out of it.

Likewise. I got a little into it seeing Lagwagon last year. At 32 it just didn't feel right. There were a couple times where a pit started at a Jimmy Eat World show I went to. That was just downright silly
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on October 31, 2013, 04:23:50 PM
...I think we may have different definitions of "moshing," my friend.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on October 31, 2013, 04:25:56 PM
No... This was thrashing at a Jimmy Eat World show. Damndest thing I've ever seen.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on November 01, 2013, 12:33:22 AM
I was never into moshing, even when I was younger. I always just stayed away from the violence and payed attention to the music. I understand dancing around or feeling the acts but I never was compelled to outright tackle anyone and I've been to many a death metal show.

I saw Anthrax and Testament last year and someone thought it was funny to push me into the huge pit that encompassed the center of the venue and the guy I befriended at the show punched the culprit in the face and pulled me out of harm's way. I bought him a beer as a thank you.
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Post by: StopNChat on November 01, 2013, 03:38:43 AM
Very disappointed I'll be missing Titus Andronicus tomorrow night in St. Pete (along with Lucero, who I'm not too familiar with). Titus came to Tampa last year the day after Fest, so the bar was pretty empty but it was still super energetic with a cute lil' 5-person pit.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 01, 2013, 05:16:08 AM
I was never into moshing, even when I was younger. I always just stayed away from the violence and payed attention to the music. I understand dancing around or feeling the acts but I never was compelled to outright tackle anyone and I've been to many a death metal show.
This is why I'll stick to walling it in if I'm not sitting down and watching. I just can't keep up with the meatheads and the young kids who think "mosh" means "spaz out and throw elbows everywhere" while slamming into people whose backs are to them.

Being around a pit just enhances the show for me, though. Seeing people just go apeshit to the music they're hearing, plus seeing the scenester ninja kids get tackled? It just entertains the hell out of me.
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I saw Anthrax and Testament last year and someone thought it was funny to push me into the huge pit that encompassed the center of the venue and the guy I befriended at the show punched the culprit in the face and pulled me out of harm's way. I bought him a beer as a thank you.
For such a lighthearted band, Anthrax has always had insane pits. It always seemed odd to me to go full-on slam for them, though, because circle pits and classic moshing (basically pogo'ing into people) fits their style more, but then you figure that a lot of their original fanbase was part of the NYHC scene, and yeah.
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Post by: Beer Baron on November 13, 2013, 06:18:30 PM
So I was at a Mac Miller show. Ya, I got drunk as Fuck to pass the time.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 15, 2013, 09:01:40 AM
GWAR. THIRTEENTH TIME. BE THERE IN JUST OVER AN HOUR. YEEEAAAAAHHHHH-UHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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Post by: Nymyzys on November 15, 2013, 09:12:14 AM
Trans-siberian Orchestra is coming to Columbia next Friday with Russell Allen of Symphony X on vocals. I need to find some way to go !
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 15, 2013, 04:06:46 PM
GWAR is coming here in December and I spontaneously bought a ticket with a friend. I've never seen them but I guess the rule is to wear clothes you don't care about getting fucked up, huh?
Epic, you are in for a damn good show. The supporting bands are great live (except for Whitechapel, but that's because I loathe this deathcore bullshit) and they've peppered in a few forgotten cuts with the go-to's ("Pre-Skool Prostitute," "Jack the World," "Happy Death Day," and "Hate Love Songs" have joined"Bring Back the Bomb," "The Salamanizer," and "Sick of You," for instance). If their "encore" is the same as it was at this one, then it'll be a good way to get a laugh, but it's infinitely weaker than how closed their last tour (by playing "The Road Behind" and covering EVERYBODY in the crowd before leaving Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot's guitar on a chair and letting Sinatra's "My Way" come over the PA). The set was quite a bit heavy on stuff from the past few albums, but that should be fine if you're at all familiar with them since it's stuff that's been their most popular beyond the really early days.

Great time. Iron Reagan found Tony Foresta back in top form after the last couple of Municipal Waste tours have been lackluster (though still no more boogie boarding in the crowd) and the banter between him and Ryan Parrish (drummer, in Darkest Hour from 1999 up until 2011) was hilarious. A Band of Orcs are what happens when Lordi doesn't suck and plays some actual metal, or maybe a better comparison would be a blend of Gwar's stage attire and Amon Amarth's music but with a folk metal tinge. They open, they're fun, that's all you need to know.

Fuck Whitechapel. Skipped their set and got pissed when I found out the Palladium wasn't allowing re-entry for this one. They've taken to setting up those bank-style ribbon barriers around a section of the front steps for people to stand in while smoking, and they had it there for Dying Fetus on Halloween, but tonight it was back to the lame "No Re-Entry" rule they had a few years back.
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Post by: The Metal Maniac on November 16, 2013, 06:33:52 AM
Black Sabbath. I am so pumped for this is insane.

Sadly, it's not until April.
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Post by: A.BUTCHERS HOUSE OF RIBS on November 17, 2013, 04:35:09 AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing Zombi and Goblin in early December. Anyone catch them, in October?
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Post by: The Metal Maniac on November 23, 2013, 01:15:38 AM
Got my ticket for Sabbath; bit perturbed that I waited in line for 12 hours, was #8, and there were no goddamned floor seats available.

Course, I'd be a lot more bothered if I had been, about, #20 in line, who didn't even get tickets.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on November 26, 2013, 12:32:31 AM
People still wait in line for tickets?

Sabbath is coming here in March. Considering it but first I need to concentrate on GWAR!
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Post by: The Metal Maniac on December 09, 2013, 09:13:53 AM
Apparently not, actually; or at least not much. Had planned to get some on the pre-sale they had a few days prior, but my roomie dropped the ball hard on that one.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 09, 2013, 12:00:21 PM
Alter Bridge tickets go on sale Friday. I will be trying to purchase them for April. I can't wait!
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Post by: Nymyzys on December 09, 2013, 12:19:03 PM
The closest they're playing to me is Atlanta.  I'm considering it.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 13, 2013, 05:39:18 AM
Alter Bridge tickets go on sale Friday. I will be trying to purchase them for April. I can't wait!

And my ticket has been bought. $37 including fees. Great price. They are playing with some Canadian band named Monster Truck. I downloaded their album and am interested in what they sound like.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on December 13, 2013, 05:53:05 AM
Alter Bridge tickets go on sale Friday. I will be trying to purchase them for April. I can't wait!

And my ticket has been bought. $37 including fees. Great price. They are playing with some Canadian band named Monster Truck. I downloaded their album and am interested in what they sound like.

I can't tell if the great price line is sarcasm or not. Seems like a lot for a band that never got that big.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 13, 2013, 12:30:19 PM
It's $26 before fees. In this day and age where $50+ is the norm, even for no name bands, that's a great price.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on December 15, 2013, 04:33:03 AM
It does feel like I'm paying way more now than I did just a few years ago to see shows
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 17, 2013, 08:57:05 AM
It's $26 before fees. In this day and age where $50+ is the norm, even for no name bands, that's a great price.
I pay $30-35 on the regular for bands who have had more mainstream exposure and longer bouts of success than Alter Bridge...

...but that's because metal and punk bands know their audience doesn't have much money =/

Spoiler: show
But I paid $60ish for Slayer last month after fees, but c'mon...SLAYER.


The next big show I'm gearing up for is Amon Amarth at the House of Blues in Boston on February 1. They're heading out with Enslaved and Skeletonwitch, the latter of which I've heard comes across much better live than they do on recording.
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Post by: NoCalMike on December 17, 2013, 01:24:05 PM
Phil Anselmo & The Illegals are coming here in January!
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 20, 2013, 02:53:18 AM
We were talking about '90s nostalgia concerts a page or two back. Well, the club some of my friends work for announced a show co-headlined by Tonic and Vertical Horizon, featuring special guests DISHWALLA in March. They're really starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel with these package tours, although I do like Tonic's three hits.

I saw Vertical Horizon back when they were actually popular, headline a Jingle Ball type concert in '00/'01ish and they were probably the most boring band I've ever seen live. Actually, I can't imagine Tonic (or Dishwalla) being very dynamic live either...
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Post by: Nymyzys on December 20, 2013, 06:09:27 AM
Tonic's frontman played a solo show here in 2006 during Master's Week.

ReVamp, Sabaton and Iced Earth are coming to Atlanta in April. I think I have to go.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on December 26, 2013, 12:33:32 AM
What's happening in 24 hours? GWAR, that's what's happening.

Will try to post pictures of me covered in fake blood this weekend.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 26, 2013, 08:20:44 AM
Again: you're in for one of the best live shows you've ever been to.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 26, 2013, 11:28:32 AM
I got my wife tickets to see Lady Gaga at MSG in May. I'm actually looking forward to the show. I like her, and her show should be a hell of a production.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on December 28, 2013, 05:09:01 AM
So many firsts last night at the GWAR show.

- Taking many people's advice, I decided to wear shitty clothes. Mostly stuff I hadn't worn since college. I wore a white t-shirt, jeans I was surprised still fit me, and old skater shoes.

- I came in during the end of the first opener's set, Iron Reagan. Wasn't really impressed with the little I saw.

- Second band who took the stage was Battlecross. They were actually pretty good. Tons of energy and stage presence. Decent crowd too. I'll be checking them out

- Before GWAR even took the stage, people were losing their shit. So many people kept pushing and swaying in anticipation for the group.

- GWAR took the stage and at the very first chord of the very first song, I got pushed one way, tackled the other, and I LOST MY SHOE. I was like "what the fuck do I do now?" so while people were rushing and moshing like crazy, I kept feeling around with my other foot to try and find my shoe but right as that was happening, I was drenched with fake blood and I kept reveling in the moment. My exposed foot was repeatedly stomped on and I started limping around in seconds.

- I took some higher ground with one of my friends and decided to stand under the scaffolding of the venue which was still pretty close to the stage, but with less violence. Still with only my right sneaker.

- This proved to be a huge mistake as they unveiled an animatronic Justin Bieber 1/4 into their set and proceeded to destroy it on said scaffolding. Fake blood started pouring from the rafters and directly onto me. I threw my arms up in satisfaction to the roar of the crowd!

- They started out just trickling the blood into the crowd but eventually they just started flat out spraying people in the face. Right before "Jack The World", I got blasted right in my right eye with blue ooze. I survived.

- They brought out a huge animatronic monster dubbed "Mr. Perfect". It was a sight to behold. The lead singer had a big ass prop sword and destroyed it. More blood falls onto the crowd.

- During their encore they brought out an animatronic Pope. After a few jokes, they fucked it up to "Sick of You" and throw his body parts into the crowd.

- After the show, I was hobbling on one foot trying to find my other shoe and I couldn't find it. Some huge 300-pound dude with a giant beard and Municipal Waste shoe tapped me on the shoulder and said "uh hey dude, is this yours?" while holding up my shoe. I take it from him and say thanks. God knows what was being done to it in the band's 90 minute set.

Everyone went home happy and multi-colored. The best part was the weird looks I got from people on the train home.

This was absolutely one of the more fun experiences I've ever had at a show. If you're a fan of metal at all, check it out. Don't go for the music, go for the experience.

Battle scars: My white t-shirt is covered in red food coloring with a little blue trickled in. I have bruises all over my body with a giant one on my foot. I took a shower last night but as I write this, there is still a bit of fake blood on my body. Particularly my finger nails.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on December 29, 2013, 06:38:04 AM
I saw a commercial that CAMEO is doing a New Year's Eve show at a local casino.  Has to be fantastic.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 30, 2013, 03:26:44 PM
The owner of the club where the  Fishbone show (and the Mayer Hawthorne show I talked about earlier) is happening, I feel a bit queasy about going to. First, their fortysomething cokehead owner is notorious for screwing over local bands RE: pay and putting flyers for the national touring acts at his club over local bands' flyers and then he's surreptitiously unapolegtic about fucking them over. And him and his friends create fake Facebook accounts to attack the people who call him out.
Update: Said local rock club owner has been convicted of cocaine trafficking after he tried to smuggle 170 pounds of cocaine in hollowed out vending machines from L.A. to Vermont. I was right to be suspicious!

Anyway, he's going to prison for at least ten years and the new owners are 100,000x less shady. Joan Osborne is playing there next week. All's well that ends well.  :)
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 04, 2014, 02:51:32 AM
Since I know a lot of you (and by a lot of you, I mean Reine, maybe Bearhugger/CanadianDestroyer, and maybe another person?) care about these things, they announced the lineup for the '90s nostalgia package tour, Summerland. Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog.

Real underwhelming lineup especially with Everclear as a headliner. On the previous page, I mentioned going to a really poorly attended Soul Asylum concert that they co-headlined with Fountains of Wayne. They were actually pretty good and sound the same that they did in '93 (even if Dave Pirner is the only original dude) but I don't see anybody forking over $40 to see them. Eve 6 is another forgettable '90s band. Notable really for the fact that "Inside Out" was one of my old boss' favorite songs and he'd freak out whenever it came on the radio or a cover band played. That and "Think Twice" might have been the dopiest non nu-metal song of the early '00s.

Spacehog just seems slightly out of place in the lineup for some reason.
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 04, 2014, 06:00:10 AM
So, our local "rock" channel spent last Friday hyping a huge concert announcement that was gonna rock the area. Its something random bullshit called Hurt.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 04, 2014, 06:30:26 AM
Since I know a lot of you (and by a lot of you, I mean Reine, maybe Bearhugger/CanadianDestroyer, and maybe another person?) care about these things, they announced the lineup for the '90s nostalgia package tour, Summerland. Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog.

Real underwhelming lineup especially with Everclear as a headliner. On the previous page, I mentioned going to a really poorly attended Soul Asylum concert that they co-headlined with Fountains of Wayne. They were actually pretty good and sound the same that they did in '93 (even if Dave Pirner is the only original dude) but I don't see anybody forking over $40 to see them. Eve 6 is another forgettable '90s band. Notable really for the fact that "Inside Out" was one of my old boss' favorite songs and he'd freak out whenever it came on the radio or a cover band played. That and "Think Twice" might have been the dopiest non nu-metal song of the early '00s.

Spacehog just seems slightly out of place in the lineup for some reason.

I actually wouldn't mind going to that show just to see Eve 6 and Soul Asylum. Eve 6 have always been this weird little guilty pleasure of mine. I really like their first two records. They're nothing special musically but I always found their lyrics interesting in a good way. I saw them at some bar in Long Island when they reunited in '09 and they rocked.

I actually had a ticket for that same Soul Asylum/Fountains of Wayne bill when they came to NY last winter but I got food poisoning the day of the show and unfortunately couldn't go.

Saw Everclear on the first Summerland tour and they weren't bad but have no desire to see them again. Never listened to Spacehog.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 04, 2014, 06:45:18 AM
That's too bad you missed Soul Asylum/Fountains of Wayne because it was a really good bill. Only bad part was as I mentioned, it was really poorly attended. 75 maybe 100 people in a 500-600 person capacity club. I actually thought that bill might have been big enough to play the 1500 seat theater in town but nope... Really should have had Soul Asylum go on last. I guess they alternated headlining but half of the already really small crowd left after Soul Asylum was one.


Speaking of '90s nostalgia bills, part of me really wanted to see the Tonic/Vertical Horizon/DISHWALLA show that's playing at the same venue that I just mentioned on Thursday but I'm going to Hannibal Buress on Saturday and an indy show on Sunday afternoon so I don't think I can swing it. I'm still not sure why I'm tempted to throw down $30 on three bands who are probably pretty bland live. I KNOW Vertical Horizon is boring live cause I saw them in '00 headline a "Jingle Ball" type concert for the local Top 40 station and they sucked!
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 04, 2014, 12:21:14 PM
If it was just Soul Asylum and Eve 6, I'd be more interested in it. I'd call Eve 6 a guilty pleasure, but I don't feel guilty about liking them.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 08, 2014, 04:17:43 AM
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are touring together this summer. I think I might jump on that.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 27, 2014, 01:29:01 PM
So around this time last year I posted that Mark McGrath is also putting together a summer annual nostalgia tour and this year it consists of Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, and Uncle Kracker.

Who has two hands and wouldn't be caught dead there that night? Yeah, me.
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 27, 2014, 11:20:17 PM
The Pretty Wreckless is coming here in late May. The only song I've heard from them is "Heaven Knows", which sounds like a decent enough Joan Jett impersonation.

Also, Gemini Syndrome or something like that is coming here in early May. Their frontman looks like former WWE Superstar Mordecai.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 28, 2014, 03:48:58 AM
Bar a bunch of my friends work at booked an '80s hair metal package tour featuring Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, The Bulletboys, and Gilby Clarke. I'm definitely gonna go if I can get free tickets. See if I can Hammerjack a cougar.
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Post by: 2GOLD on April 17, 2014, 08:20:59 AM
Jamie Lynn Spears is doing a free concert near me in a few months. I didn't even know she sang songs.
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 17, 2014, 08:55:38 AM
Closest thing we have is Alter Bridge playing in Atlanta, two hours away, this weekend.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 17, 2014, 11:55:44 AM
I got Alter Bridge next Thursday. I can't wait!
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 11, 2014, 03:40:22 AM
I actually don't know the general consensus of them but The Offspring are touring for the 20th Anniversary of Smash meaning they're performing the album in full. I bought a ticket for the 8/4 show in NY. I saw Offspring back in '09 and it was probably one of my favorite concerts ever. They will be supported by Bad Religion, Pennywise, and the Vandals.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 11, 2014, 04:22:36 AM
Smash and Ixnay are great punk albums (never understood why people called them "alternative" when they were more punk than Green Day or Blink 182 and they got that label). Parts of Americana are solid, namely "The Kids Aren't Alright," but the blatant goofiness that settled in and never left turned me off of them.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 11, 2014, 12:09:52 PM
I actually don't know the general consensus of them but The Offspring are touring for the 20th Anniversary of Smash meaning they're performing the album in full. I bought a ticket for the 8/4 show in NY. I saw Offspring back in '09 and it was probably one of my favorite concerts ever. They will be supported by Bad Religion, Pennywise, and the Vandals.

I'm a huge fan of The Offspring. I saw them on their Ixnay tour when L7 and AFI opened for them. That sounds like a really awesome show.

Their last album was actually really solid.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 12, 2014, 04:52:53 AM
Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, and Necronomicon are playing the Middle East in Cambridge on June 25. The only band I don't love is Necronomicon. The last time I saw Fleshgod, my buddy Ronnie and I were the pit, but that was also a major Hot Topic show because this shyte called Starkill was headlining. I expect the violence level to be several times higher than the last time.

If Hour of Penance are anywhere near as good as they were when I saw them open for Cannibal Corpse and Misery Index a year and a half ago then I'll be as happy as a pig in shit.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 12, 2014, 06:56:34 AM
Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells and St. Vincent all doing free shows for the upcoming NXNE in Toronto. Sweeeet.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on June 27, 2014, 04:44:44 PM
The fiance and I are taking my sister to see Tegan and Sara tomorrow as a surprise graduation gift.
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Post by: Skywarp! on September 11, 2014, 07:42:33 AM
Saw the Presidents of the United States of America. Figured I owed that to my younger self.
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Post by: AA484 on September 11, 2014, 08:25:03 AM
In the next couple months I am seeing Tom Petty, GBV, and New Pornographers.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on September 11, 2014, 08:53:56 AM
Gwar and Dying Fetus are the biggies at this year's Rock n' Shock, and Pig Destroyer are hitting Boston in December.
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Post by: Nymyzys on September 11, 2014, 10:14:42 AM
HUGE CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING TO THE AUGUSTA AREA IN THE 5 O'CLOCK HOUR FROM 95 ROCK!!!!!!!

Royal Bliss, Bobaflex, and False Flag on October 1st
Crobot and Artemia on October 25th......

WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on September 11, 2014, 11:31:02 AM
Bobaflex was on the first Gigantor tour, and they weren't very good. MY friend's band has opened for them in NY/NJ a few times and they've gotten much better, according to him. I haven't listened to them, so I'm not sure. He's actually gotten pretty tight with them and they all seem to be cool guys.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 25, 2014, 01:57:41 AM
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First thought, mildly excited that the Dad Rock Concert of 2014 is coming to Maine.

Second thought, there was (?) a big indy show scheduled for the same arena that night featuring appearances by Bret Hart, Brodus Clay, Matt Hardy, and Tony Atlas! Now that's probably not gonna happen. Although maybe Hitman will come onstage to do some backing vocals on "Old Time Rock N Roll".

Although really, I doubt a random Maine indy promotion would have actually been able to rent out a 7,000 seat arena. Even with Funkasaurus on the card.
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Post by: NoCalMike on September 26, 2014, 12:29:17 PM
TOMORROW NIGHT!  8)

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Post by: Nymyzys on September 27, 2014, 05:43:34 AM
Good freaking GOD! WHAT A LINEUP!

I don't think my brain could process Amon Amarth following Sabaton. That's just too much.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 27, 2014, 05:55:26 AM
Seeing Primus on Halloween night!
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on September 27, 2014, 11:31:51 AM
I've been listening to the new Sabaton album a lot lately. It's so damn good
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Post by: Nymyzys on September 27, 2014, 12:36:28 PM
I've been listening to the new Sabaton album a lot lately. It's so damn good

It's my #1 for the year at this point,  easily.  To Hell and Back, Resist and Bite and Ballad of the Bull are my favorites.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 30, 2014, 11:32:14 AM
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12 year old me woulda been psyched for a solo, acoustic evening with Art Alexakis. 2014 me wondered if I could get free tickets for a half second before I realized I was going to a W. Kamau Bell show down the street that night. Bah. Really wanted to hear that solo rendition of "Santa Monica".

Days of the New is also doing a show at Asylum. It's still 1998 in Portland, Maine!
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Post by: Baby Shoes on November 14, 2014, 12:28:44 AM
Not only is Macklemore doing a concert here but of course he is doing it at a goddamn mall.

Some chick that reports to me asked me for time off to camp out for tickets and I had her ask someone that shouldn't be making the choice because I didn't want to be involved with any of that bullshit.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 14, 2014, 12:39:14 AM
Not sure if I want to see Pig Destroyer in December. I have a feeling most of the set will be new stuff and I hate their doom output.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 18, 2014, 03:18:37 AM
Ghostface Killah coming to town- awesome.

Ghostface Killah coming to town at one of the shadiest venues in one of the most remote areas of Toronto- not so awesome.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on November 18, 2014, 03:28:52 AM
Where?
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 18, 2014, 03:42:52 AM
Sound Academy. Ugh. Bring your kevlar.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on November 18, 2014, 03:52:38 AM
Uggghhhh... I would actually go to that show.. but not at that venue. Never again.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 18, 2014, 03:55:50 AM
Nope. That place has a ridiculously high ratio of shootings/stabbings after concerts and it's a bitch to get to by transit and the line for cabs is insane.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on November 18, 2014, 11:36:02 AM
I'm channeling Haws Bah Gawd with this post but I was listening to the local alt rock station the other day and they had a HUGE announcement for a show coming up this winter. Perhaps dumbly, I was mildly intrigued and it turned out the HUGE show was Bush and Theory of a Deadman at the Central Maine Civic Center. I was like Da Faq?

First off, those bands are big enough to play a 4,000 seat junior ice hockey seat arena? Bush couldn't sell out the 1,4000 seat theater in Portland last year and even though Theory of a Deadman has been a rock radio staple for over a decade, I don't think I could identify one of their songs if you offered me $100. But then again, this show isn't in Portland, it's forty minutes away in Lewiston where butt rock is probably more popular.
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Post by: Nymyzys on November 18, 2014, 03:31:52 PM
You're right.  Not a HUGE announcement.

Depending on prices, I'd give that show a chance though. 
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on November 18, 2014, 11:12:56 PM
I'd go see Bush if it were free. I have some nostalgia for Sixteen Stone. Enough that I created a thread while drunk about it!
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 19, 2014, 05:24:21 AM
Razorblade Suitcase has aged better than I thought it would.
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Post by: Nymyzys on November 19, 2014, 10:28:44 AM
I still jam out to The Chemicals Between Us.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 02, 2014, 12:46:21 PM
Bought tickets to see Foo Fighters in July at Citi Field. I've been wanting to see them for a long time. I was a big Nirvana fan and moved over to Foo after they debuted. Stoked big time!
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Post by: no fact, no matter on December 11, 2014, 07:39:09 AM
So I met Lil Debbie last night. I don't mind her stuff, though sometimes I don't know if it's meant to be serious or parody. Especially the stuff with Riff Raff. Either way she's cute and my friend wanted to go so we sprung for VIP passes.

The show itself was pretty good and had a weird range of people attending.. hipsters, bros, hip hop dudes, Canadian cholas (yes they exist), ratchets, a shit ton of white girls with really bad randomly placed tattoos, and then what looked like someones grandparents. Only one fight broke out, between two white dudes. Some fat bald dude punched some fat ginger kid (wearing a Workaholics 'tight butthole' shirt) in the face and broke his glasses in half which was a pretty hilarious visual.. almost as funny as, after the bouncers dragged the bald guy away, was the fat ginger blindly stumbling around shrieking that "HE BROAK MAH GLASSESSSS" over and over again.

Debbie herself was super nice in person and hung out for a loooong time after the show to talk, sign and take photos with the VIP pass holders even though there was only about 20 of us. Her non-performing voice is not at all what I thought it would be. Either way, good times. I didn't get home until 3am, and then was up again at 6am for work. UGH.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 11, 2014, 09:28:54 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Lil_Debbie_on_March_14,_2013.jpg)

...so Amy Winehouse didn't actually die, she just bleached her hair and started "rapping"?
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 11, 2014, 09:41:12 AM
Another concert announcement from the local alt rock station that reminded me of Haws Bah Gawd post; Godsmack, Seether, and Papa Roach playing the Bangor Waterfront together in May.

Might be the biggest rock show in Maine of 2003!
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Post by: no fact, no matter on December 11, 2014, 12:41:53 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Lil_Debbie_on_March_14,_2013.jpg)

...so Amy Winehouse didn't actually die, she just bleached her hair and started "rapping"?
To be fair, that's a super bad early photo that someone has on her Wiki entry, for whatever reason..

Not sure why rapping in quotes.
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Post by: Richard on December 11, 2014, 05:43:10 PM
Cause she's a white girl?
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 11, 2014, 10:23:17 PM
Because I barely consider most modern rap to even be rap.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 12, 2014, 02:28:45 AM
I forgot you were TRTSM's resident hip-hop aficionado. :)
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 12, 2014, 03:44:15 AM
Gangsta as fuck dawg.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on December 12, 2014, 12:19:26 PM
Driving to work today, I saw a billboard that the lounge of one of the local casinos is going to have a free show a few days after Christmas of Aaron Lewis.

This means I can watch the show and off myself before 2014 ends because life will be complete.
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Post by: Ed on December 12, 2014, 12:41:35 PM
Vanilla Ice and I think Aaron Carter played free shows at the Hard Rock Casino in Fort Lauderdale at some point. That's gotta be the lowest of the low on the totem pole. You suck so bad people won't even have to pay to see you!
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 17, 2014, 10:11:17 AM
Local alt rock station's concert announcement today...ALIEN ANT FARM.


Also to reference back to Ed's post above me....a friend of a friend banged Aaron Carter after he did a show at some faux country roadhouse in one of the exurbs of Portland.
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Post by: Nymyzys on December 17, 2014, 11:03:12 AM
I'd give Alien Ant Farm a shot.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 17, 2014, 11:05:00 AM
In terms of the first part of that post or the second?
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Post by: Nymyzys on December 17, 2014, 11:07:22 AM
LMAO, as far as seeing them in concert.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 17, 2014, 11:10:46 AM
I'd give Alien Ant Farm a shot.

Tickets are only $9.43 so I guess it's an anniversary concert for the alt rock station (which has the station number 94.3...so clever) which is low enough for me to mildly consider going and getting hammered since what the hell else am I going to do on a Tuesday night in mid January?

I sure as hell wouldn't pay $94.30 to see Alien Ant Farm in concert even in their prime!
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Post by: Fall of Epic on December 17, 2014, 03:12:53 PM
Alien Ant Farm was the first concert I ever attended back in '02. They headlined the Snocore 2002 tour with Adema. 15-year-old me had a great time.

I got an email for a very strange show. Coal Chamber and Filter. Talk about a styles clash.
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Post by: Nymyzys on December 17, 2014, 11:08:55 PM
That could be a fun show. Too bad Richard Patrick's voice is completely shot.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 18, 2014, 01:32:37 AM
His voice is Bud Dwyer.
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Post by: Skywarp! on January 19, 2015, 12:34:14 AM
Not exactly the right thread for this, but I saw Patton Oswalt two weeks ago. Dude is fucking hilarious. He has a really quick wit bantering with the crowd, too.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on January 28, 2015, 01:11:20 PM
After some struggle this morning, I got tickets to see Faith No More in May. I saw them on my birthday back in 2010 and they rocked. I'm seeing them in a much better venue this time so I hope it'll be a good time.

I keep forgetting that even though Live Nation says the show is sold out, doesn't necessarily mean it is and that if you keep refreshing the page, you're still  able to buy tickets.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on January 28, 2015, 01:33:15 PM
Not exactly the right thread for this, but I saw Patton Oswalt two weeks ago. Dude is fucking hilarious. He has a really quick wit bantering with the crowd, too.
I missed out on seeing Patton when he was Boston but I'm seeing a ton of stand up shows this year. This little 150 seat folk/bluegrass/old people music venue in Portland has randomly started adding a bunch of stand up shows to the calendar in the last three or four months. I'm seeing Nick Thune & Ben Kronberg next Wednesday, Wyatt Cenac later in February, Todd Barry in April, and Cameron Esposito in June. It's really cool because I've been wanting a mid-level venue for stand ups, that are too big for the rooms that ham & eggers like me perform at but not big enough for one of the 2,000 seat theaters/auditoriums in town.

I'm also seeing Hannibal Buress at one of said 2,000 seat theaters. My sixth time seeing him. It's cool cause when I started following him five years ago, he was playing small 100 seat rock clubs himself. Now he's inadvertently starting massive scandals involving comedy legends!
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Post by: no fact, no matter on January 30, 2015, 01:59:56 AM
Just scored tickets to Faith No More for their show in May. Not the greatest tickets (thanks Ticketmaster and your janky ass website) but I'm just stoked as fuck to finally see them live!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9_hCjcFNO0
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Post by: Skywarp! on January 30, 2015, 03:10:09 AM
Not exactly the right thread for this, but I saw Patton Oswalt two weeks ago. Dude is fucking hilarious. He has a really quick wit bantering with the crowd, too.
I missed out on seeing Patton when he was Boston but I'm seeing a ton of stand up shows this year. This little 150 seat folk/bluegrass/old people music venue in Portland has randomly started adding a bunch of stand up shows to the calendar in the last three or four months. I'm seeing Nick Thune & Ben Kronberg next Wednesday, Wyatt Cenac later in February, Todd Barry in April, and Cameron Esposito in June. It's really cool because I've been wanting a mid-level venue for stand ups, that are too big for the rooms that ham & eggers like me perform at but not big enough for one of the 2,000 seat theaters/auditoriums in town.

I'm also seeing Hannibal Buress at one of said 2,000 seat theaters. My sixth time seeing him. It's cool cause when I started following him five years ago, he was playing small 100 seat rock clubs himself. Now he's inadvertently starting massive scandals involving comedy legends!


Haha, yeah, it really got his star ascending while tarnishing Cosby's. Good for him, though, because even though that info was supposedly out there, I had no idea.

I don't have any more stand up lined up for this year, but I do enjoy going to those shows. The only other comedians I've seen live are Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan. My regret is that I never got to see George Carlin. I'd love to see Louie C.K.
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Post by: Nymyzys on January 31, 2015, 10:46:40 AM
All things considered, there are several concerts coming to the Augusta, GA area over the next few months.  A lot of these aren't really my thing but it's something at least.

2-15:  Heart
3-10:  Elton John
3-27:  Alan Jackson
4-27:  Paramore
6-20:  John Mellencamp

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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on January 31, 2015, 12:08:32 PM
Heart is going to be playing a post game concert at Citi Field this season.

I'd go see Mellencamp. I like his stuff. Elton John I'd see just to say I saw him live.
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Post by: Nymyzys on January 31, 2015, 11:44:57 PM
I'm tempted to go check out Elton John. 
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Post by: Baby Shoes on February 11, 2015, 04:32:35 PM
I just got offered free tickets to Billy Ocean next month.  I don't know why or if I should go.  Please convince me one way or another.
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Post by: Smues on February 12, 2015, 01:27:57 AM
Get out of his dreams and into his car.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on February 12, 2015, 01:34:10 AM
Gwar did it better
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 12, 2015, 09:30:02 AM
Steely Dan and Elvis Costello & The Impostors are touring together this summer. They're in Boston on July 30th & 31st. Fuck yes. Dad Rock Tour of a Lifetime. Psyched to go.

Also gonna see Mike Love's Beach Boys on the Maine Street Pier in August because eh, why not? It's $20 and I can get drunk.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 12, 2015, 12:55:16 PM
Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla are playing 45 minutes from my house this summer.  Not sure if I'm going to go, but don't think I wouldn't!
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Post by: Youth N Asia on March 09, 2015, 04:28:57 AM
Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional are touring together. I saw Third Eye Blind in 98 when they opened for the Rolling Stones. Tempting show
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 09, 2015, 10:15:53 AM
Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional are touring together. I saw Third Eye Blind in 98 when they opened for the Rolling Stones. Tempting show

I saw them in 97 headlining a show that was opened by Eve 6 and Our Lady Peace.  FWIW, they put on a good show.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on March 09, 2015, 11:32:00 AM
They were great in 1998 as well. Semi charmed life had hit not too long before the show.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on March 15, 2015, 02:36:31 PM
Groupon just sent me a notice for discount tickets for a bunch of shows coming throughout the next few months.

I never really do concerts but thinking there is a pretty sweet deal on a show with both Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire that I think I am going to buy some tickets as a gift for my parents.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 23, 2015, 12:03:09 PM
They announced the line-up for Summerland 2015: Everclear, Toadies, Fuel, and American Hi-Fi.

I'm not saying I will go but I'm not saying I won't either!
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 23, 2015, 12:06:48 PM
I'd go.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 24, 2015, 09:08:16 AM
Van Halen is coming to Bangor this July.

It's funny. I heard a clip from their new live album this afternoon on the local classic rock station and I was like "Damn. David Lee Roth sounds like an old woman now. I don't know why anyone would want to see these guys now." Then they just announced they're coming to Maine and now I'm strongly considering going.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 25, 2015, 12:39:13 PM
They announced the line-up for Summerland 2015: Everclear, Toadies, Fuel, and American Hi-Fi.

I'm not saying I will go but I'm not saying I won't either!

I love Toadies. The others not so much, so it wouldn't be worth it for me to go, but Toadies are awesome.
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Post by: Skywarp! on March 26, 2015, 12:58:10 AM
They announced the line-up for Summerland 2015: Everclear, Toadies, Fuel, and American Hi-Fi.

I'm not saying I will go but I'm not saying I won't either!

I love Toadies. The others not so much, so it wouldn't be worth it for me to go, but Toadies are awesome.

I only have Rubberneck and Hell Below (and the '00s Feeler release). Is their newer stuff any good?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 26, 2015, 11:47:55 AM
I dig it, but I also love a lot of 90s alt rock, Toadies, Candlebox, Collective Soul, Live, etc. I can listen to that stuff all the time.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 31, 2015, 04:41:20 AM
Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson are touring together this summer.

I kind of want to see it because apparently, I'm a 15 year old from 1998...
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Post by: Skywarp! on April 01, 2015, 01:58:31 AM
Understood. I saw the Presidents of the United States of America last summer because I felt I owed it to my 16-year-old self.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 01, 2015, 12:51:58 PM
Primus and Dinosaur Jr. are touring this summer. Damnit, I'm not made of money!
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 02, 2015, 06:04:40 AM
Sufan Stevens at Massey Hall April 29th fuuuuuuuuuuck yes.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 04, 2015, 05:31:50 AM
Well. I bought tickets to see Van Halen in July. Even though they've lost a few steps (and Michael Anthony), I really can't pass up a chance to see these guys live. They're probably never coming to Maine again.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is opening, continuing the streak of random openers Van Halen's had since reuniting with DLR.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on April 04, 2015, 06:21:14 AM
I saw KWS open for Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes in 2000 or so. They put on a good set.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 12, 2015, 04:02:20 AM
Contemplating attending a Mets/Dodgers game in July since Heart will be performing a free concert afterwards. Tickets are pretty cheap so I think it'll be worth it to hear "Barracuda".
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on April 13, 2015, 12:37:37 AM
Misery Index is hitting Worcester on the first weekend of May. Considering I was lukewarm toward them until seeing them live and they have since become my favorite current act I am going to be there.
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 20, 2015, 09:37:12 AM
Kamelot and Dragonforce are coming to Atlanta in November.  I know Dragonforce is "lame" and all, but I'm looking forward to seeing Kamelot for the 4th time!
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Post by: Youth N Asia on April 20, 2015, 11:35:56 AM
Bought tickets for The Gaslight Anthem in July. Show is two hours away, but they're so good live that it's worth it.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on April 22, 2015, 01:34:35 PM
My friend's brother for some reason is deadset on going to see Britney Spears in Vegas.  My buddy text me today to see if I wanted to go.  My friend is going to drive and cover the ride and room.  His brother has offered to buy our tickets.  So it sounds like I am going to do a "free" turnaround Vegas trip to see Britney (bitch) in a couple weeks.
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Post by: NoCalMike on April 24, 2015, 06:35:54 AM
E40 is playing a local club here next month.
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on April 24, 2015, 09:52:07 AM
Which club Mike?
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on May 02, 2015, 10:40:51 AM
Going to see Billy Idol in June and The Beach Boys in August on the Maine State Pier. Yes, I am 55 years old.

Also the Maine State Pier's having Pat Benatar for its first concert of the season tonight. Was contemplating going when Groupon had GA/lawn seats for $15 but then I realized it'd probably be 40 degrees during the show and realized why they were trying to peddle tickets for $15. Why the eff would someone open up outdoor concert season in Maine in the first weekend of May?
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Post by: no fact, no matter on May 04, 2015, 04:12:11 AM
Saw Trail of Dead last week. Hadn't seen them perform in almost a decade and glad to see they are still great live.
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Post by: NoCalMike on May 05, 2015, 01:13:21 PM
Which club Mike?

Ace of Spades, this Sunday.  Two days earlier  Mickey Avalon & Dirty Nasty.

Dokken on May 30th.....worth it just to hear Dream Warriors live?
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Post by: The Valeyard on May 05, 2015, 03:05:11 PM
Ace of Spades, you say? I'll investigate further. Short walk, and dude Dokken. I'd say worth it, just on principle.
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Post by: NoCalMike on May 06, 2015, 01:34:39 PM
Ace of Spades, you say? I'll investigate further. Short walk, and dude Dokken. I'd say worth it, just on principle.

Yeah. You live in Sacramento? Do I know you?
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Post by: The Valeyard on May 06, 2015, 01:51:18 PM
I'm in midtown, at least for the time being, and I don't think so. Very possible, I guess. City's deceptively small sometimes.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 07, 2015, 03:52:43 AM
The Roots are doing a free show in Toronto in July as part of the Pan-Am Games concert series. Sweeeeet.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on May 07, 2015, 03:25:33 PM
I'm seeing more concerts than I have in a while this summer to overcompensate for the fact that I haven't hit up many concerts the past few summers. I'm seeing Billy Idol & Turquoise Jeep in June (unfortunately not on the same bill). Think I might see Brian Wilson & Al Jardine in July at Harbor Lights in Boston. Seeing Van Halen in July at the Bangor Waterfront. Bought tickets to see the first ever Portland Lights Festival ( headlined by Guster, Dr. Dog, and Augustana) in August...very random 2007 lineup there. Still have a lot of nostalgic love for Guster (who I think are the Patriots Day of '90s/early '00s alt rock bands. Only celebrated in Maine & Massachusetts). Also Mike Love's Beach Boys a few days after the Portland Lights Festival.

Also considering seeing Scorpions/Queensryche at Harbor Lights in Boston in September. 8)
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Post by: HSJ on May 08, 2015, 02:31:38 AM
I'm seeing Florida Georgia Line tonight in Atlantic City.

Can't wait to see all the hot New Jersey country girls.
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Post by: NoCalMike on May 10, 2015, 05:45:32 AM
I'm in midtown, at least for the time being, and I don't think so. Very possible, I guess. City's deceptively small sometimes.

Ahh ok. You could probably walk to Ace of Spades.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 05, 2015, 05:23:24 AM
Me and my buddy are gonna see Toto in Lynn, Massachusetts in August. No idea when Toto got the street credit to play in Lynn. Must be from being the backing band on so many Michael Jackson tracks.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 05, 2015, 06:35:35 AM
Bring a gun. Not for protection, but to barter with the AIDS syringe that your mugger will threaten you with.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 05, 2015, 08:54:22 AM
Damn. I was just planning on telling the muggers that I'm pals with TSM's #1 hip hop enthusiast Laz and after that I'd be good to go.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 25, 2015, 03:53:30 AM
Anthrax and Motorhead are touring together and coming here in September. So tempting but I already blew a lot of money on shows this summer. I'm hoping I can make it.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 25, 2015, 03:58:52 AM
Motörhead are more than worth it, man. You don't know how long Lemmy's going to be kicking around.

In other news, I'm going to see AWOLNATION tonight.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on June 25, 2015, 05:45:35 AM
Going to see Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional in a few hours.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 25, 2015, 11:56:00 AM
Anthrax and Motorhead are touring together and coming here in September. So tempting but I already blew a lot of money on shows this summer. I'm hoping I can make it.

Where are they playing? I'd be interested just for Motorhead. I like Anthrax, but I love Motorhead.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 25, 2015, 01:10:11 PM
Wait...Reine is in NY, which means that tour will come by me around the same time.

Schweeeeeeeet
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 25, 2015, 01:29:54 PM
Anthrax and Motorhead are touring together and coming here in September. So tempting but I already blew a lot of money on shows this summer. I'm hoping I can make it.

Where are they playing? I'd be interested just for Motorhead. I like Anthrax, but I love Motorhead.

They're playing at Jones Beach on Sept. 16th if you wanna make the drive but they're playing in the city on the 20th which is the one I'd go to. Venue hasn't been announced yet (though if I had to take a guess, it'll probably be the Best Buy theater).
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on June 25, 2015, 10:25:46 PM
Awolnation was pretty great live. Better than on recording, that's for damn sure. Aaron Bruno's a natural frontman but it was pretty hilarious how the between-song banter always felt like it was the end of the set. "Boston, we love you, you're beautiful..." and then another song. I couldn't tell you a damn thing about the opening bands beyond both having cute female keyboard players.

Also ran into a friend that I haven't seen in a few years but I was tight with in high school. All in all a damn good night and worth being late to work this morning (in true Masshole fashion, though, the near hour long drive only took about 40 minutes).

This was my first time in the House of Blues and will probably be my last. Holy shit that venue is bad. It was almost impossible to get a good vantage point from the second floor and security wasn't letting anybody go between floors (because "general admission" means something different in 2015).
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 10, 2015, 11:30:31 AM
Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla are playing 45 minutes from my house this summer.  Not sure if I'm going to go, but don't think I wouldn't!

Update: totally going
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on July 11, 2015, 12:06:46 AM
Going to see Ace Frehley at the Wilbur in Boston in September. 8)
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on July 11, 2015, 06:18:52 AM
Seeing Foo Fighters on Thursday night at CitiField. I can't wait.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on July 13, 2015, 03:15:57 PM
Janet Jackson. February 26th, 2016 at TD Garden. Going because I'm a gay teenager from 1996.  8)
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Post by: Fall of Epic on July 14, 2015, 04:31:31 AM
Mighty Mighty Bosstones tomorrow night. This will be my second time seeing them. First was about 5 years ago. Very excited to get my skank on!
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on July 22, 2015, 10:34:53 AM
The Zombies are reuniting and playing Odyssey & Oracle in its entirety plus the rest of their greatest hits. They're playing Boston on October 6th. Mighty tempting to see that one but kind of tapped. This might be a once in a lifetime chance though since those dudes are up there in age.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on July 24, 2015, 04:49:09 PM
Got free tickets to see Weird Al on Sunday. 8)
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Post by: The Metal Maniac on July 28, 2015, 07:47:24 AM
JUDAS. FUCKING. PRIEST.

I am unreasonably exited for a show that's not until November.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on July 28, 2015, 08:10:08 AM
I saw them back in '08 and they fucking rocked. They performed Dissident Aggressor. Showed Slayer how it's really done.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 30, 2015, 04:26:48 AM
Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson are touring together this summer.

I kind of want to see it because apparently, I'm a 15 year old from 1998...

So I went to this last night! I got a ticket for $30 on Groupon, though if I had waited I could have got it cheaper. This is actually the second time I saw Manson this year, as I saw him in Bethlehem in January, but I wouldn't have gone then if I knew he was touring with the Pumpkins this summer. I like Manson but not enough to see him twice in one calendar year.  Especially when that year is 2015! But I wanted to see the Pumpkins too, and I wasn't able to during their last tour, and I couldn't pass up this deal.  I think I liked Manson better the second time around because he did more of his wacky stage antics. He sang "Sweet Dreams" while walking on stilts! During "Antichrist Superstar," he burned a bible! Edgy!

The Pumpkins now have an all-male lineup. It's Corgan, Chamberlin and two other dudes. Not that I support traditional gender roles, but I do feel that the bassist for Smashing Pumpkins should always be a woman. SORRY, THAT'S HOW I WAS RAISED. They opened with "Cherub Rock," "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" and "Tonight, Tonight," all in a row.  They also did "Zero," "Disarm," "1979," "Mayonaise," "Stand Inside Your Love," "Ava Adore," and some new songs (all of which were pretty good, actually) but they did not play "Today."  Apparently that's been the encore at many of their shows this summer but they had to cut it out of the setlist because of the PNC Bank Arts Center's strict 11PM curfew.  Rather, they closed with the song "United States" from 2007's Zeitgeist.  Forsaking your signature song for a ten-minute jam from one of your worst albums?  Why not!  During "Disarm" and "1979" two different fans crashed the stage.  Billy remarked that the next person to come up on stage was getting a guitar upside the head. I think we now know whose idea it was to bring Jarrett back to TNA!  Easily one of the top five concerts I have been to.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on July 30, 2015, 05:02:06 PM
Hey BUTT! I saw Van Halen tonight. Love their setlist for this tour. Nice blend of deep cuts (opening with "Light Up The Sky"! "Dirty Movies"! "In A Simple Rhyme") with their greatest hits. Kind of bummed they left "Jamie's Cryin'" out of the setlist but otherwise great.

It drizzled for 75% of the show but the last half hour, it turned into a thunder storm and torrential downpour. Seeing and hearing Eddie Van Halen play "Eruption" during a thunderstorm is pretty much the greatest thing to ever happen to me. David Lee Roth was in top, drunk uncle form with some pretty wacky stage raps. Although underrated moment of the night is when I was leaving the venue and I over heard a stereotypical, older Maine dude say "I woulda ratha have seen the Red Rockah"

BUTT, you'll love the show. Only complaint is Kenny Wayne Shepard Band is kind of a bland opener.
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Post by: Nymyzys on August 02, 2015, 08:57:41 AM
About Van Halen, does Roth ever sing any of the Haggar material?  I know Haggar would bust out Jump every so often.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on August 02, 2015, 09:07:23 AM
No
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Post by: NoCalMike on August 22, 2015, 10:04:24 AM
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Post by: Fall of Epic on August 31, 2015, 03:45:20 AM
I may catch Rancid in a few weeks but it all depends it i'm willing to drop $30 to see them in 2015.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Nymyzys on August 31, 2015, 09:36:28 AM
Kid Rock is coming to Augusta, GA.
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Post by: The Valeyard on September 02, 2015, 03:59:59 PM
Sir Mix-A-Lot is coming at the end of October, and evidently this is big news to people I know.
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Post by: NoCalMike on September 12, 2015, 06:02:16 PM
Superjoint Ritual is coming here on October 30th with Prong and this band right here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_Mgzh3yzEQ

After further research I guess there is a local band with the same name and they are pretty awful. Total bro-metal style. Ugh. Good thing I want to see Superjoint Ritual, otherwise this would be a total disappointment. At least now I know I don't need to bother to show up at the very beginning.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on September 14, 2015, 06:36:54 AM
I saw L7 last weekend. So fucking good.

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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 16, 2015, 02:31:37 AM
I may catch Rancid in a few weeks but it all depends it i'm willing to drop $30 to see them in 2015.

This is happening Friday. Totally going.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 16, 2015, 02:36:40 AM
Also, Black Sabbath in February. Tickets were pretty expensive for seats that aren't that great but I'll be damned if I miss Ozzy and Tony performing together.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on September 18, 2015, 03:35:14 AM
Godspeed You! Black Emperor tickets secured for September 25th! HYPED!
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Post by: NoCalMike on September 18, 2015, 02:45:23 PM
So it looks like Sir Mix A Lot will be here next month, then Superjoint Ritual, then Down.  Going to be a hell of a finish to 2015.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 19, 2015, 03:47:56 AM
I may catch Rancid in a few weeks but it all depends it i'm willing to drop $30 to see them in 2015.

This is happening Friday. Totally going.

Oh man, this was pretty awesome. Definitely let out my teenage self. The crowd got a little too obnoxious at points with the shoving and stage rushing but overall, it was full of energy. Also, I see Tim Armstrong is now channeling Kerry King with his appearance.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 22, 2015, 04:52:58 PM
Ace Frehley was pretty good outside of a few, annoying & drunk  magilla gorillas shoving there way up front that security didn't do anything about. They did tell a 5 foot tall, sixtysomething dude to put out the joint he was smoking. That's p. much how a General Admission concert by an ex-member of KISS goes in 2015.

Ace was pretty good but setlist wasn't as adventurous as it was when I saw him in 2012. Would've liked some stuff off Dynasty and Unmasked. The City of Boston also didn't let Ace use his smoking guitar. "What the fuck!? It's not even real smoke?"- Space Ace
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on September 22, 2015, 10:41:34 PM
Boston is awful with live events. Always has been, always will be.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 23, 2015, 01:27:19 AM
I haven't seen a concert in Boston in ages now that I think about it. Most of the ones I have seen have been either at huge arenas or indie clubs like Paradise Rock Club where's crowds are less unruly or harder to notice.

I go to comedy shows in Boston once a year or so and I notice security there is more overzealous than it is in Portland.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on September 28, 2015, 12:54:19 AM
Godspeed You! Black Emperor tickets secured for September 25th! HYPED!
So this show was fucking amazing. I had never seen them live before so I had no idea what to expect.. but I was blown away. I can't think of any other word aside from "epic" that really describes seeing this band live. I wish I was able to get tickets to the second show that happened on the 26th.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on October 06, 2015, 04:29:09 AM
Both The Cure and Iron Maiden announced they're coming to MSG next year. I'm going to go so bankrupt and it'll be worth every second.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on October 06, 2015, 05:40:31 AM
I'm imagining a Cure/Maiden co-tour and it would be wonderfully awkward.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on October 06, 2015, 07:40:22 PM
I saw The Cure the last time they were in MSG, and they were amazing. They played for 3 hours and it went by so fast. I'd see them again.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on October 29, 2015, 09:45:13 AM
The reunited O-Town is coming to Portland in January but Ashley Parker Angel is not gonna be there. WHAT'S THE POINT!?

I WANT IT ALL...OR NOTHING AT ALL!
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Post by: NoCalMike on November 04, 2015, 09:41:26 AM
Cradle of Filth will be here in February. I know they are reviled by much of the metal community, but I dig 'em and they put on a hell of a live show/act.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on November 04, 2015, 01:18:23 PM
I was really into them in high school. Midian was one of my favorite albums for awhile. I even saw that film they made several times. Then I kind of grew out of them and Dani Filth has always been kind of a tool. If someone offered me a free ticket, I'd see them. I'm sure they're quite a sight live.
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Post by: Nymyzys on November 08, 2015, 09:38:42 AM
Unless my buddy backs out, I'll be seeing Dragonforce and Kamelot next weekend in Atlanta.
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Post by: NoCalMike on November 08, 2015, 02:00:20 PM
Unless my buddy backs out, I'll be seeing Dragonforce and Kamelot next weekend in Atlanta.

Honestly, I am not even too familiar with their latest/later stuff. But I really like their earlier stuff like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljb9AxNbh7U

And like I said, I really appreciate that they are one of the few extreme-metal acts that put on an actual stage show with all sorts of stuff going on, as opposed to the usual "stand there shredding and head banging" not that there is anything wrong with that, but both times I have seen CoF in the past it was a really fun time to watch the stage act itself too.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 09, 2015, 05:59:38 AM
Cradle of Filth is all about the theatrics. If Dani could actually sing, they'd probably have been a power metal band.
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Post by: The Metal Maniac on November 10, 2015, 03:02:19 PM
Holy shit, Judas Priest was fucking KILLER. Like, possibly one of the best shows I've ever seen; setlist was fucking CRAZY good (literally every track I wanted to hear got played) and I cannot fucking BELIEVE how good Rob Halford is. Like, JESUS CHRIST. The man is in his 60's but he hit every single fucking note like it was nothing.

So, so fucking good. 10X better then I expected.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on November 11, 2015, 04:13:00 PM
Andrew W.K. is performing a special Christmas show next month in Brooklyn and tickets are super cheap so I jumped on it.
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Post by: Nymyzys on November 15, 2015, 04:00:25 AM
Saw Kamelot and Dragonforce in Atlanta last night.  This was the 4th time I've seen Kamelot, and they were as solid as they always have been.  I've never seen Dragonforce live, but I always wondered how their 900 mph guitars translated live.  I've heard that they have good nights and bad, where the guitars sound album quality or it sounds like someone who never touched a guitar hitting random frets. 

Well, what can I say?  I'm impressed.  Herman Li and the other guy must have had a solid night, and the band as a whole sounded really nice.  They closed the set with "Through the Fire and the Flames", and it sounded even better than the album version.  A highlight of their set was the keyboard player picking up a headless guitar and joining the other two guitarists for an insane guitar battle in the middle of "Heroes of Our Time". 

On a sad note, the frontman talked about the attacks in Paris, and mentioned that their bass player's best friend was among the dead.  With the help of nearly a quart of Fireball, he put on a brave face and worked through their set. 

Great show all around though, and I would gladly see Dragonforce again.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 23, 2015, 06:02:05 AM
I'm super tempted to go see the Black Dahlia Murder with Goatwhore and Iron Reagan, but Cambridge is a fucking hike and a half from Providence, even more so on a Thursday night.
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Post by: NoCalMike on November 23, 2015, 08:02:11 AM
Superjoint Ritual was really good, better than I expected. I am not sure if laying off the harder drugs has made a difference but Anslemo's range in his voice seems to be back.  My friend saw them a few years back and said he was sounding rough but thought he was really good this time around.
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Post by: Broward on December 03, 2015, 06:00:47 PM
Cure tickets along with Tool tickets go on sale on Saturday morning, before I'll be able to cash my check. So pissed.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on December 10, 2015, 05:12:00 AM
So Megadeth announced two shows in NYC next month with Suicidal Tendencies and Children of Bodom opening. I don't care much for COB anymore and I already saw them live (opened for Slayer in '06) but I would be interested in seeing what a 2015 ST act would sound like.

As for Megadeth, their last album was really, REALLY bad and Dave Mustaine has proven to be quite the wackjob over the past few years but they're still the only big 4 band I haven't seen live and I like their older stuff enough to know that I'd probably enjoy myself. I may have to swallow my pride and just give Mustaine my money one last time.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on December 10, 2015, 05:34:25 AM
Megadeth are awful live. There's obviously a lot more studio magic done with them, particularly when it comes to Dave's voice, than other bands of the era.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 15, 2015, 01:53:03 PM
Going to see Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour show at City Hall in Portland in June.  Definitely a bucket list show. Al Jardine's going to be there too. I saw the other two surviving original Beach Boys (plus practically an original dude, Bruce Johnston) last summer and seeing Brian & Al Jardine (plus short lived, early '70s Beach Boys frontman Blondie Chaplin thrown in the band) this summer. Very psyched for this!
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Post by: Baby Shoes on December 16, 2015, 12:25:02 PM
How many Hawaiian shirts do you own, Kamala?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 16, 2015, 12:33:17 PM
My parents went to that show when it was in NY recently. Beach Boys is my dad's favorite band, and he's ween Brian Wilson perform a few times over the past couple of years. He said that Jardine being there put this show over the others.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 17, 2015, 09:58:09 AM
How many Hawaiian shirts do you own, Kamala?
Not enough, bro.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on January 25, 2016, 07:57:48 AM
Summer of 2016 is gonna be a friggin great summer for me seeing dad rock bands! A week before I see Brian Wilson perform Pet Sounds,I'm  heading up Bangor to see Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. Have never seen a Beatle live before so I'm pumped even if/especially since it's the 'Go.

Dave Matthews Band is playing across the street that same night. Maybe Ringo will head over there after his show and take a few verses on "Crash Into Me".
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Post by: Baby Shoes on February 10, 2016, 03:06:39 AM
Saw a billboard that Salt N Pepa are playing a free show at a local gambling hall

Kamala - let's go and midshow start yelling questions about Wrestlemania XI!
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Post by: Baby Shoes on February 10, 2016, 03:10:04 AM
I said gambling hall because keep getting the Forbidden message when I say the C word
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 10, 2016, 03:38:25 AM
How many Hawaiian shirts do you own, Kamala?
The Beach Boys are playing the Maine State Pier for second summer in a row. This time with opening act, The Temptations. Need more Hawaiian shirts stat.

They just announced Hall & Oates with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty as opening acts is playing Bangor Waterfront in July but I might be on my road trip of Midwest then. BULL SHIT!
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on February 10, 2016, 09:32:41 AM
I saw Hall & Oates a few months back. They had been on my bucket list forever. I go to a lot of shows of has-beens and even cover bands of has-beens, and always have a good time. But they did not put on a good show.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 11, 2016, 02:05:43 AM
I've heard mixed reviews of their live show. One of my friends say they only do 75 minutes, which is criminally short considering their amount of hits. 75 minutes might be fine if you're super old like Willie Nelson but they're my dad's age. Still it's one of those acts where I love enough of their songs where it's worth it just to say I've seen him plus they've got two very strong opening acts
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Post by: Nymyzys on February 11, 2016, 05:13:53 AM
Boys 2 Men and Rascal Flatts are coming to town~!
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 19, 2016, 03:29:15 PM
Summer of 2016 is gonna be a friggin great summer for me seeing dad rock bands! A week before I see Brian Wilson perform Pet Sounds,I'm  heading up Bangor to see Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. Have never seen a Beatle live before so I'm pumped even if/especially since it's the 'Go.
Mike Love's version of The Beach Boys are coming back this summer in July with opening act The Temptations. This will be a great summer for Grandpa Rock. I think this show & the Hall & Oates show might be while I'm doing my tour of Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio but I will groove to some oldies this summer.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on February 23, 2016, 02:43:47 AM
Exmortus and Amon Amarth are hitting Boston on 4/23. The week before, it's Napalm Death and the Melvins. I'll skip ND/Melvins because I'm not the biggest fan of either, but Exmortus' first album is incredible and Amon Amarth put on a great live show.
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Post by: AA484 on February 23, 2016, 04:16:48 AM
As mentioned in the Pearl Jam thread, I got some tickets to see them on the 20th of April.  Lower levels to the side and a little behind the stage.  Should still be a good show.

Got some tickets for Springsteen on the 10th of April and his prices for this tour are outrageous.  Paid 125 for some decent uppers.  The general admission tickets are 50 dollars more than they were three years ago.  I figure this is because Ticketmaster and a lot of arenas feel that this may be the E Street Band's last tour so they are gouging the hell out of customers.

Bob Pollard is back under the GBV banner with a bunch of no-names; although I'd prefer the Tobin Sprout lineup, I'll take it.  Hopefully they start touring again.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on February 23, 2016, 06:04:30 AM
I just got an e-mail that Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin are touring together with Alter Bridge opening. Boy, 16 year old me would have been all over that shit!

Also, Black fucking Sabbath this Thursday. Can't fucking wait!
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Post by: Nymyzys on February 23, 2016, 06:24:58 AM
I just got an e-mail that Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin are touring together with Alter Bridge opening. Boy, 16 year old me would have been all over that shit!

St Asonia (Three Days Grace's old frontman's new band) also joined the tour.  I wouldnt mind seeing Breaking Benjamin again, and while David Draiman's voice is hit or miss live, I'd like to see Disturbed.  Myles Kennedy can't sing for shit live, but the music aspect of Alter Bridge is quite good.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on February 26, 2016, 11:24:09 AM
Also, my friend bought me and a bunch of friends tickets to Weird Al in September. Oh boy!

This was pretty damn fun. Way more interesting than I was expecting. I got a kick of them playing every single clip that had a passing mention of Al in between songs so he can do costume changes. I'm sure people were upset that we only got one verse of "Eat It" and it was acoustic at that!
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 13, 2016, 03:26:42 AM
Metallica in '04, Slayer in '06, Anthrax in '12, and now, this Thursday, I will complete my Big 4 live experience by seeing Megadeth!
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on March 13, 2016, 10:41:01 PM
Saving the worst for last.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 14, 2016, 02:36:19 AM
I can't imagine a Megadeth concert in 2016 being any good. Best hope is that maybe Dave Mustaine will go on some batshit insane, pro Donald Trump rant.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 14, 2016, 03:55:03 AM
One of draws for the show for me was that Suicidal Tendencies is opening. I'm more curious what a 2016 ST act sounds like. Plus, Dave Lombardo is playing drums for them on this tour so you can't go wrong there.
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on March 14, 2016, 11:37:03 AM
You're seeing Megadeth in 2016. All the wrong has already gone.
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Post by: NoCalMike on March 15, 2016, 08:37:05 AM
Suffocation & Soulfly are coming to town,  Black Dahlia Murder too.  Also the Melvins this Sunday.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 23, 2016, 01:03:36 PM
How bad was that Megadeth concert, Reine?

Thought of it when I saw some of my Facebook friends were going to see that Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies tour stop in Bangor tonight.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 24, 2016, 01:27:57 AM
It was actually pretty good, had a fun time. My only gripe is they cut "Peace Sells" short. The end is the best part of the song!
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 04, 2016, 01:47:53 AM
Friend offered me a free ticket to Rob Zombie this summer. I guess the only question I have is how much (if any) White Zombie does he still perform live? I'm hoping for at least Thunderkiss...
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Post by: Nymyzys on April 04, 2016, 07:27:56 AM
A quick trip to setlist.fm says Thunderkiss 65 is his 3rd most played song, right behind Living Dead Girl and Dragula.  Odds are, you'll probably hear it.

http://www.setlist.fm/stats/rob-zombie-3d699df.html
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 06, 2016, 03:35:52 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/12932621_973808649321234_6615615923110105332_n.jpg?oh=9aae224063f9ee391591378379cf89ef&oe=57B8BF81)
I WANNA GO!!!
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Post by: Youth N Asia on April 06, 2016, 04:33:47 AM
Going to see Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem singer) in June. Looks like his shows are a mix of his solo album and his stuff with The Horrible Crowes. Can't wait.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 08, 2016, 03:40:01 AM
KISS is coming to Portland for first time in a decade and a half.

I don't care if they're old and I think I might have said after last time I saw them that that was last time I'd see KISS, I'm not not seeing my favorite band when they're playing a 10 minute drive from my house. Might even paint my face and everything.

Can't wait to hear Paul Stanley scream "PORTLAND, MAINE!" :D :D 8)
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Post by: AA484 on April 08, 2016, 07:04:40 AM
So, Springsteen cancelled his show in Greensboro this Sunday over NC's discriminatory HB2:

http://brucespringsteen.net/#post-10243

While disappointed that he cancelled the show, I still applaud he and the band for taking a stand.  This is much more effective than simply taking the stand and preaching to those already worshiping at the Springsteen pulpit.  Feel sorry for those who have pre-paid for air travel and hotels but fuck it, taking a stand against these backwards thinking morons in office here is the right move.

Just don't cancel the PJ show on the 20th  ;D
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on April 08, 2016, 09:47:02 AM
KISS is coming to Portland for first time in a decade and a half.

I don't care if they're old and I think I might have said after last time I saw them that that was last time I'd see KISS, I'm not not seeing my favorite band when they're playing a 10 minute drive from my house. Might even paint my face and everything.

Can't wait to hear Paul Stanley scream "PORTLAND, MAINE!" :D :D 8)
Funny. I've seen them 3 times and when I saw them about 18 months ago I said it was the last time I'd see them. Paul Stanley should not be allowed to speak!!!
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Post by: JHawk on April 08, 2016, 09:49:11 AM
KISS is going to be in Youngstown, Ohio of all places in August.

Five years ago I might have gone but these days I'm not sure I can
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 11, 2016, 01:58:12 AM
Yeah, it's a tour of B & C cities.

The Dead Daisies are opening up. They're one of those supergroups that's only a supergroup to Eddie Trunk and MAYBE TSM's BUTT (and it's a pretty weak maybe). I don't think John Corabi plus a bunch of later members of Whitesnake constitutes a supergroup but whatever. Hope they play some songs from Motley Crue ("Hooligan's Holiday" FTW)

This'll be my third time seeing KISS. Honestly, had more fun seeing Ace Frehley solo shows. Ace seems to be aging more gracefully than the other guys.

I know it's just me but I wish KISS would just drop the makeup and costumes at this point.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 11, 2016, 03:57:57 AM
Never going to happen. KISS is a brand and has been for decades now and Gene wants to ensure that the legacy (and money) will keep going on strong long after he's dead and the make-up helps drive home the fact that it doesn't matter who's playing.

I was more shocked when Twisted Sister announced that they're dropping the make-up and costumes. I guess 60-year-old Dee Snyder is drag was even too much for him.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 19, 2016, 04:51:42 AM
So, Springsteen cancelled his show in Greensboro this Sunday over NC's discriminatory HB2:

http://brucespringsteen.net/#post-10243

While disappointed that he cancelled the show, I still applaud he and the band for taking a stand.  This is much more effective than simply taking the stand and preaching to those already worshiping at the Springsteen pulpit.  Feel sorry for those who have pre-paid for air travel and hotels but fuck it, taking a stand against these backwards thinking morons in office here is the right move.

Just don't cancel the PJ show on the 20th  ;D

http://pearljam.com/news/0/1/22947/pearl_jam_cancels_420_raleigh_nc_concert_in_opposition_to_hb2_official_band_statement

Sorry bro.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on April 20, 2016, 01:07:00 AM
Good for them! Honestly, as it's been said before - you can still play and donate the money, but the officials in charge aren't really punished that way. Boycotting is the most powerful thing they can do. Once NC starts realizing how much money they're losing it'll have no choice but to reverse this idiotic law.

Also, I love Eddie changing the lyric in I am a Patriot to, "I was walking with my boyfriend."  8)
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Post by: no fact, no matter on April 20, 2016, 01:07:23 AM
Also, the Specials are coming here in the Fall, so I can cross that one off of my list! :D
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Post by: Fall of Epic on April 24, 2016, 07:23:33 AM
Summerland 2016 has been announced. Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, and Sponge.

Pretty disappointed that this year is just a mash-up of the first two line-ups. I wanted Spin Doctors and Fastball to get some work!
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 25, 2016, 01:57:29 AM
Speaking of '90s nostalgia tours, Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers, and G. Love & Special Sauce are doing a triple bill at the Maine State Pier in August. Hell yes. 8 year old, VH1 loving King Kamala would be psyched for this show.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on April 25, 2016, 05:48:38 AM
please go and post pics in a vest while wielding a harmonica
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on April 25, 2016, 06:04:09 AM
I actually saw Blues Traveler on the Maine State Pier ten years ago. This was well past their prime but pre '90s nostalgia being a big thing. Me and my brother got free tickets from winning trivia. IIRC, it wasn't very well attended.  Weird bill. Opening acts were The Saw Doctors and a gospel choir directed by Robert Johnson's grandson. John Popper was drunk off his ass. Hope this show with Wallflowers is as good as that.

I saw G. Love & Special Sauce about ten years ago at the Orpheum in Boston with Blackalicious opening with my dad. Another weird bill! You'd think Pops Kamala was chaperoning me but he was a bigger G. Love fan than I was. 2nd most prominent G. Love memory is a recent Rolling Stone cover story where Dan Auerbach from Black Keys was being super defensive over being wrongly accused of being a G. Love & Special Sauce fan. Hard to imagine anybody getting that wound up over G. Love & Special Sauce. Other than maybe my dad.

Haven't seen the Wallflowers. YET!
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Post by: Baby Shoes on April 25, 2016, 08:03:39 AM
What are the odds Jacob Dylan looks worse than his dad
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Post by: Saints_Fan_H on May 10, 2016, 05:03:02 PM
Went check out The Cure tonight. Good show. I don't really know too much of their repertoire but the Mrs. is a fan. One of my pleasures in life is live music and watching her enjoy the music she enjoys. I'm weird.

They are very entertaining but do not have a whole lot of crowd interaction.

They did four encores. FOUR. They started around 8:30 and it was after 11 by the start of their fourth return to the stage. They had already played all of her favorites so we started heading for the doors.

Definitely a good show and got maximum value for our dollar. Their current bassist is very mobile and the most visually entertaining (I mean they ARE an older act) and I was surprised to learn via Wikipedia that he is 55.

Opening act was "The Twilight Sad." I've never heard of them but research tells me they've been around a while. I liked them well enough. They're post punk pop Scottish and I really appreciate that they do not lose their accent while singing. Know what I mean? Some acts just lose their accents when singing. These guys don't, and they sound really good.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 11, 2016, 04:00:54 AM
I saw them a few years ago at MSG. Great show, but very long, and yeah, they don't interact with the audience much. Maybe a few things here or there, but it was pretty much 3 1/2 hours of them performing.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 08, 2016, 03:30:39 PM
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band tonight friggin ruled. First time I went to a concert with my parents in years and it ruled. It's basically two hours of Ringo songs and random dad rock hits of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on June 09, 2016, 01:53:10 AM
Just scored a ticket to Silversun Pickups on July 30!
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Post by: Nymyzys on June 09, 2016, 02:40:20 PM
Jason Mraz and his guitar are coming here next week.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on June 10, 2016, 01:34:43 AM
Also: Prophets of Rage tickets acquired for August. Shaping up to be a good summer. :)
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 18, 2016, 05:18:04 PM
Saw The Cure tonight at MSG and it was amazing. One of the best shows I've been to in awhile. They played for three hours and the time just passed. What shocked me was that they played a lot of their hits in the first third of their setlist and I did not expect them to play "burn" (the song from The Crow) at all.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on June 25, 2016, 06:55:09 AM
(http://cdn.ticketfly.com/i/00/02/14/77/97-elg.jpg)
Good lord. This might be the bill from Hell. Why? WHY!?

(At least, three TSMers are going to reply by saying "You know what? I'd like to see this show!")
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 25, 2016, 07:45:28 AM
Jesus fuck that lineup. Is it secretly 2002?
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Post by: Fökai on June 26, 2016, 07:16:11 PM
"with select dates by Drowning Pool".

It gets even BETTER.
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Post by: Nymyzys on June 27, 2016, 11:31:08 AM
How many vocalists has Drowning Pool been through?
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Post by: no fact, no matter on July 22, 2016, 02:27:31 AM
So Temple of the Dog announced their first ever tour as a group. Five dates in the US, nothing in Canada.. so I entered the Ten Club draw for tickets to the NYC show. Crossing fingers now.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on July 22, 2016, 03:57:00 AM
Oh snap! I know a couple of my friends who would definitely be down for that. I'm going to try to get tickets.
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Post by: Nymyzys on July 22, 2016, 08:30:58 AM
We're getting the 2 remaining Monkees and Blues Traveler in Augusta, GA.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on August 27, 2016, 03:40:31 AM
Friend got last minute tickets to see Prophets of Rage tonight. Hey, if this is the closest I'll ever get to seeing RATM, I'll take it.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on August 27, 2016, 06:37:25 AM
I got an email from Live Nation offering free tix to the Prophets of Rage show last night at PNC, but I didn't feel like driving that far for the second time in a week. But I did see Sabbath on Tuesday, and I managed to get a 17th row ticket for a total of $15 (had an offer for a $20 lawn ticket, used a $15 off code and then upgraded to section 101 on the day of the show). As a cheap bastard this was one of my proudest moments, and it was a p. based concert too.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on September 26, 2016, 02:53:44 AM
Also, my friend bought me and a bunch of friends tickets to Weird Al in September. Oh boy!


This was pretty damn fun. Way more interesting than I was expecting. I got a kick of them playing every single clip that had a passing mention of Al in between songs so he can do costume changes. I'm sure people were upset that we only got one verse of "Eat It" and it was acoustic at that!
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Post by: Nymyzys on October 29, 2016, 09:17:21 AM
I'm presently sitting at a free outdoor festival in North Augusta, SC, headlined by Tonic and The Gin Blossoms.  My inner 13 year old is hyped!

Edit: Tonic was surprisingly quite solid. The music itself from the Gin Blossoms sounded really good, but their vocalist's voice has suffered over time 

Overall, you can't beat a free show and my wife and I had a good time.
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on March 13, 2017, 03:04:20 AM
Saw Red Hot Chili Peppers last night. Had a good time. Last saw them 25 years ago. I really enjoyed the opening act Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. They really got the crowd going and I will look into them more now.

Will be seeing Bush in June, Lionel Richie/Mariah Carey in July, Green Day in August. And trying to talk my wife into Roger Waters also in June.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 13, 2017, 03:11:00 AM
Yeah, I saw RHCP a few weeks ago at MSG and it was surprisingly really good. I've always been a big fan but this was the first time I saw them and thought that since they're over two decades removed from their prime, that they'd phone it in but I was shocked at how much fun I had. I marked out over "Soul To Squeeze" and was shocked they did "Aeroplane" since I thought they completely disowned that era in their career.

Seeing Pixies in May.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 21, 2017, 07:01:25 AM
Everclear is touring with Fastball and Vertical Horizon this summer. I'll be on vacation when they hit NY but you bet your ass I would have been there if I wasn't away!
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Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on March 21, 2017, 10:48:09 AM
Ah yes, the "The Way to Mean Everything She Wants to Everyone" tour.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 21, 2017, 08:24:50 PM
I wasn't able to get to any shows last year (first time since 1995 that I didn't go to at least one show), but it looks like this year I will start up again. My buddy's band, who opened for Fozzy a few years back, will be playing on Long Island this summer opening for Dokken!
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 22, 2017, 04:06:18 AM
Warrant & Dokken is one of the opening shows next month at the new concert venue in Portland that my friends work at. Might go. Those are two of my favorite hair metal bands. Maybe I'll pull a Kinsey and Hammerjack a Cougar. 8)
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 22, 2017, 04:23:51 AM
Who sings for Warrant, now? Jani Layne died, right?
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 22, 2017, 04:26:27 AM
Jani Lane died like five years ago. Some guy named Robert Mason, who replaced the dude who replaced Jani when he got fired for being a fuckup, is lead vocalist now.

Surprised Warrant's only on their second replacement for Jani and that all of the other dudes are more or less originals tbh
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 22, 2017, 05:13:23 AM
I don't like Warrant but Uncle Tom's Cabin is a legit good song and also there's this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-_XicGGkk
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on March 25, 2017, 05:24:16 PM
My son had an extra ticket to Panic at the Disco so I went to that tonight. Don't know much about their music but it was a fun show and I enjoyed their Queen and Billy Joel covers.
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 26, 2017, 06:49:41 AM
What Billy Joel songs did they cover?
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on March 26, 2017, 02:48:52 PM
Movin Out - Anthony's Song. Just that one.
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 27, 2017, 07:04:13 AM
Nice.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on March 27, 2017, 08:50:15 AM
I saw Panic live before they hit it big-ish. It was a fun show. Haven't thought about them in forever.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on May 20, 2017, 01:24:07 PM
Just got some info about a Coolio/Tone Loc concert in Laughlin, Nevada - really don't know how I could say no!
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on May 20, 2017, 06:49:21 PM
Just got back from the E-40 concert in Oakland.  Show was ok.  Would rather have seen Too Short the night before.
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on June 02, 2017, 02:29:18 AM
Saw Bush last night at a small venue in San Francisco. Fun show.
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Post by: Nymyzys on June 02, 2017, 07:15:55 AM
Bush came to my area back in 99 as a literal 11th hour substitute for Korn, because our mayor at the time forbade Korn from playing after they were booked.  Bush just happened to be travelling up I-20 the day of the show, and between gigs, stopped to play a set. 
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 02, 2017, 09:59:52 AM
I saw them at MSG back on their Razorblade Suitcase tour, and they were really good. Always liked them.
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Post by: Damaramu on June 23, 2017, 02:28:53 AM
I went to see Metallica last Friday in Dallas, TX. They still know how to rock, I just wish the tickets and merch weren't so god damn expensive.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on June 23, 2017, 07:27:19 AM
Friend got tickets to see A Perfect Circle in October. Stoked.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 23, 2017, 09:55:59 AM
My buddy's band, who opened for Fozzy a few years back, will be playing on Long Island this summer opening for Dokken!

bah gawd did this happen?
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Post by: RedJed on July 06, 2017, 03:34:19 AM
Anyone ever seen Brit Floyd, supposedly the best Pink Floyd tribute band out there? Going to see them at an amphitheater near my apartment next Tuesday.

Alsp, I'm very stoked as a Primus/Clutch double bill is coming here too early August. Primus was my first live show in '93 (technically a part of Lollapalooza that year w/ Alice In Chains, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, etc) and seen them pushing a dozen times live. Claypool never leaves the crowd unsatisfied.

Debating on Guns n Roses and U2 seperately as well. Both are playing in the new Vikings stadium here.

Also considering finally going to Lollapallooza in Chicago this year, at least first night headlined by Muse.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on July 30, 2017, 04:19:34 AM
Crazy Town are playing at a tiny bar right by my apartment in September. Tickets are $18 which is $17 more than I'm willing to spend to see a couple of drug addicts. Pass.
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on August 10, 2017, 03:03:18 AM
I saw Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie at the end of July. Mariah was probably lip syncing, and the video screen never showed her close up, but I loved her show. I had seen Lionel a couple years ago and that was one of my favorite shows ever. This time didn't deliver.

I saw hometown band Green Day at the Oakland Coliseum last Saturday. Pretty good turnout for an outside show. It was a very fun show. They had fans from the crowd come up at different times to sing and one even got to pay guitar. Not sure if they were plants but it was pretty cool for the live crowd.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 23, 2017, 10:04:51 AM
http://www.vhnd.com/2014/09/23/van-halen-parachutes-into-anaheim-stadium-eddie-meets-sammy-hagar/

My dad has decided to tell me today that he went to this. He has a lot of great stories too and I think after I share them in the chat a few days from now I'll copy them over to here.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 06, 2017, 03:56:26 AM
Ja Rule is coming to Portland. FUCK YES! IT'S MURDAH!
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Post by: Nymyzys on December 06, 2017, 09:44:43 AM
Tonight in Augusta, GA for the 104.3 WBBQ 70th Anniversary Bash, we have Rick Springfield and Richard Marx!  Ah, shit!
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Post by: Saints_Fan_H on December 07, 2017, 03:59:39 AM
Apparently this guy has a pretty decent following. He's playing a local semi-major venue in the next few days.
 My friend's band is opening for him so a few of us are going check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCTS--2SjqI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCTS--2SjqI)
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Post by: Saints_Fan_H on December 10, 2017, 06:18:21 PM
Apparently this guy has a pretty decent following. He's playing a local semi-major venue in the next few days.
 My friend's band is opening for him so a few of us are going check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCTS--2SjqI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCTS--2SjqI)
Absolute blast. Laughed my ass off. Had a good spot that he kept looking in my direction when he'd ask the crowd shit. Asked who had a library card, said I looked like I was lying. He made another person prove it, then held on to their library card the whole set. The person left without it.  ;D After the set he shot the shit with a few of us and said he actually has a huge collection of library cards at home from people that forget to retrieve them after the show. He said they make great mementos of where he's been.

I actually met him before the gig, out of character, and he shook my hand and introduced himself by his given name. My friend whispered, "That's him, you know." Clearly, thanks dude. Complete class act. Would recommend.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on January 18, 2018, 04:06:30 AM
DMX is coming here next week.

I'm seriously considering going!
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Post by: Fall of Epic on January 26, 2018, 02:54:19 AM
DMX is coming here next week.

I'm seriously considering going!

So I went to this:

- DMX didn't hit the stage until 11:30. The show was supposed to start at 9 and some of his crew kept coming on the mic and saying "DMX is on his way". People in the crowd joked that he was being arrested.

- They had some low-level MC's rap a few verses to hype the crowd up. One of them actually got boo'ed pretty hard as he just kept rambling instead of rapping.

- Crowd got really restless around 10:30-11:00 and started to chant his name.

- X finally hit the stage and it seemed like all was forgiven. The first thing I noticed that there were like 50 people all crammed on this small stage. X rolls deep!

- He opened with "We Right Here" and closed with "Party Up". No "X 'Gon Give It To Ya" or "What's My Name?".

- His security detail kept following his every move on stage. Tt was funny when X went to the ends of the stage to sing to the crowd and this giant 300 pound dude trails behind him.

- X kept preaching and rambling on about nonsense between songs. For some reason, he performed his guest verse in "Money, Power, and Respect" and his mic went out and the show stalled for a few minutes.

- He only performed for an hour and didn't do any full tracks. Just a few verses from a selection of his hits. Better than nothing, sure, but very disappointing.

Not the best concert experience. I don't think I'll be going to a hip-hop show anytime soon. Ja Rule is performing at the same venue next week. Yeah, no thanks.
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Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on January 26, 2018, 07:41:43 AM
I'm flying to Vegas tomorrow to see Whodini. They were at the first concert I went to back in 1985. The headliner is Bell Biv Devoe, who I saw at some point in the 90s, EPMD, who I saw back in 88-89, and Biz Markie.
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Post by: Fall of Epic on March 13, 2018, 03:08:30 AM
Last year, Live Nation put together a concert series called "Ticket to Rock" with three shows: Deftones/Rise Against, Incubus/Jimmy Eat World, and Offspring/Sublime w/ Rome. I went to the Offspring show and had a good time even though the new "Sublime" was utterly forgettable.

They're doing it again this year but with four shows instead of three: Aveneged Sevenfold/Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack/Shinedown, and Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson.

That's a pretty wretched list. The only show I would even consider seeing is Zombie/Manson as I've still yet to see either artist. I need to hear Thunderkiss '65 live before I die, man!
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Post by: Nymyzys on March 13, 2018, 10:16:04 AM
Breaking Benjamin is really damn good live, so there's that.

We have Daughtry in my town tonight.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on March 13, 2018, 01:17:39 PM
Highly recommend seeing Zombie live. He put on a killer set when I saw him (granted that was 17 years ago), playing his big solo stuff and the WZ classics ("Thunderkiss '65," "More Human Than Human," and even "Electric Head Pt. I" IIRC). I've heard Manson is always great live, too.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on March 26, 2018, 02:38:36 PM
You can catch Everclear with Marcy Playground and Local H in your neighborhood this summer!
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 22, 2018, 03:20:32 PM
Just got back from seeing Brian Fallon in Detroit. Whether it’s solo work or with The Gaslight Anthem, the guy kills it every time.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on May 13, 2018, 02:37:44 PM
Nine Inch Nails are touring the states this summer. That's nothing unusual but they're doing it super old school and ONLY selling tickets at the box office. No online sale to prevent scalpers. I'm a big fan but I don't want to wait on line for hours for tickets to see a band I've seen multiple times already. I have a friend who is a superfan and actually offered me money to do it since he's out of town. I passed.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on May 13, 2018, 03:07:54 PM
I saw NIN in Newark about five years ago. The show was a big production with a really cool lighting rig (https://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/nine-inch-nails-tension?utm_term=.pa8D40ndpE#.hx3n27r1ML), but they played 9 tracks from their mediocre then-new album Hesitation Marks, and I'm guessing the shows later this year will feature a heavy emphasis on the three recent EPs. Interesting that they're doing smaller venues this time around, and I don't know if that's Trent's choice or just being realistic about the level of ticket demand. I'm guessing next year they'll do larger arenas and/or amphitheaters, either with a co-headliner or MAYBE doing a 25th anniversary "playing The Downward Spiral in full" gimmick, but I'll just wait until then.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 27, 2018, 04:23:34 AM
Saw L7 for the second time (first was their 2015 reunion) on Wednesday and it was fucking amazing!

(https://i.imgur.com/ysNShUQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: The Valeyard on July 28, 2018, 04:11:50 AM
The Ataris are coming to a really shitty bar downtown. I've got no real interest, but this girl does, so I'm mulling. I just have this fear of getting stabbed or something during their shitty "Boys Of Summer" cover. That kinda bar.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on July 28, 2018, 05:11:53 AM
It's very possible that I'll be seeing Smashing Pumpkins in Jersey on Thursday. The MSG show is the night before but my friend got great seats that I'm not willing to drop $400 on. The NJ tickets are way more afforable but it depends if I have a job interview that day.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Nymyzys on July 30, 2018, 05:19:59 AM
We have Diamond Rio and Loverboy playing free shows at a local festival this fall.  Also, George Thoroughgood was announced as coming, today.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on August 02, 2018, 04:14:32 AM
It's very possible that I'll be seeing Smashing Pumpkins in Jersey on Thursday. The MSG show is the night before but my friend got great seats that I'm not willing to drop $400 on. The NJ tickets are way more afforable but it depends if I have a job interview that day.

Totally going to this. They announced special guests Courtney Love, Peter Hook, Davey Havok (AFI singer), Chino Moreno, Mark McGrath (wtf?), and members of the Killers.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on August 02, 2018, 05:10:10 PM
Well, that was quite the show. They played all the hits but left out Disarm for some reason. They closed with a song from Disney's Dumbo.

The arena was pretty full. I don't have any hard numbers to reference obviously but it was a near sell-out. Pumpkins have a third touring guitarist and a female keyboard player which will make Kreese happy.

There were a lot of covers. Stairway to Heaven, Love Will Tears Us Apart, etc.

Mark McGrath joined them onstage and sang Sugar Ray's Fly which alienated half the audience while the other half had fun with it. Even Billy joined him on vocals which pissed my friend (diehard Pumpkins fan) off. They then did a cover of Breaking the Law with Mark on vocals.

Courtney Love was completley hammered and looked and sounded terrible. They did Celebrity Skin and Malibu, both were awful. She then helped sing the chorus for Bullet with Butterfly Wings and was completley drowned out.

Chino joined them onstage for Bodies and Snail, both of which they hardly perform live.

For my first Pumpkins show, I had a lot of fun but a lot of my friends weren't very impressed with all the special guests and prefered other times they had seen them.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on August 02, 2018, 05:46:23 PM
I was there too. 10th row, $32.25! I enjoyed it a lot, though I would have preferred the setlist from the other dates on the tour. I'm surprised at the lack of "Disarm" as that has been the opener on the other shows. Not a single song from Adore, which is a major letdown. I think the show may have been delayed since the set times listed the start as 8:15 but it started after 8:30, so maybe they cut something. The third guitarist is the guy who replaced Iha on all their tours from 2007 until this one. The bassist is Peter Hook's son, which explains why Peter was there. Keyboard girl is a snack.

I wasn't really into the special guests. I'm not a big Deftones fan, though I do like some of their songs. But I just wasn't into hearing another singer sing Pumpkins songs while Billy was on stage. I don't care for AFI at all. I was expecting "Celebrity Skin" and was totally stoked for it, but I was very disappointed. Courtney has no stage presence anymore. The Killers guys were fine since they didn't sing. I like Peter Hook a lot and I'm glad I got to see him since the one time I saw New Order was after he left, but again, this is a Pumpkins show. I stood there with my mouth agape as I watched Mark McGrath sing "Fly." I never wanted that.

I loved the "Stairway to Heaven" cover. I'm glad I got to hear "Today" since they didn't play it the first time I saw them. I left during "Solara" because I thought that was the last song, but I heard the Dumbo song from the parking lot. Weird-ass show, totally worth it.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on August 03, 2018, 04:38:17 AM
My friend was mad because he bought our tickets during the pre-sale and wound up spending over $300 for the 8th row while the rest of our friends bought their tickets much later and were able to upgrade to the first few rows for almost nothing. We had friends who paid $20 for lawn seats and upgraded to row 11 for an additional $20.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on August 03, 2018, 05:32:43 AM
Yeah, I never buy early for the PNC because there will always be a way to get in cheaper. Either there’s going to be a price reduction or a special promotion or a Groupon or a discount code or free lawn tickets or an  upgrade or sometimes all of the above. I got free tickets to the Bush/STP show last Saturday then upgraded for $20, so they sent me a $20 off code for going to that show which I used for the Pumpkins, and now I have another $20 off code for going to the Pumpkins show which I will probably use to see Judas Priest.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on August 07, 2018, 06:22:19 AM
I bought a last minute ticket to see Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson tonight. I finally get to see Thundekiss live!

Looking at the setlists, looks like Zombie isn't playing anything past the Sinister Urge which is for the better. I mean, who the hell wants to hear shit from "Educated Horses"?
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on August 07, 2018, 03:41:53 PM
...and the show got rained out. I guess I wasn't meant to hear Thunderkiss after all :(
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on August 09, 2018, 02:07:46 PM
Frank Mullen is doing one more tour with Suffocation before officially calling it a career. They're coming around Boston on October 22nd, and it'll be my girlfriend's first and last time seeing Suffo as they were meant to be seen.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on September 07, 2018, 08:58:48 AM
I went to Boston for a few days earlier this week to see Pearl Jam at Fenway Park. They've been doing a small stadium tour only hitting Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Montana. This was my first time seeing them and they were amazing. The highlight was "Nothingman". I would definatley see them again in a more intimate venue.

They apparently cut "Do the Evolution" for time which was dissapointing but they performed so much other stuff that it didn't even matter.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on September 11, 2018, 04:53:39 AM
I took the long and boring drive to Holmdel last night to see Ozzy for the probable final time. I’ve only seen him solo once before in 2010, but Zakk Wylde wasn’t in the band at the time so I didn’t really get the full Ozzy experience. Anyway Ozzy was...not very good but I didn’t really expect him to be. His voice has not been great any of the times I’ve seen him and now he’s had to tune down yet another half-step in order to sing the songs, and he was still off-key for a lot of them. Also he wears a tight shirt which accentuates his gut and moobs, which is unnecessary since he doesn’t look fat in most pictures. He can hide it if he tries, that’s all I’m saying. The whole set list consisted of songs he played the last time I saw him - Bark at the Moon, Mr. Crowley, I Don’t Know, Faeries Wear Boots, Suicide Solution, No More Tears, Road to Nowhere, War Pigs, then a long instrumental jam where they played excerpts from songs that I would have liked to hear in full like Miracle Man and Perry Mason, then Ozzy came back and they did I Don’t Want To Change the World, Shot in the Dark and closed the main set with Crazy Train. He came back with an encore of Mama, I’m Coming Home but he kinda spaced out on the “you made me cry, you told me lies” lyrics and then Zakk whispered something in his ear and he resumed singing but did so unconvincingly, like he was reading the lyrics off the TelePrompTer and wasn’t sure of the vocal melody. But he picked it up again and finished the song without issue. However, Ozzy must have been unsatisfied with his performance because he then played the whole song again, not missing any lines this time. I think he may have dementia. He closed with Paranoid and the evening was mercifully over. I was pretty close to the stage, about 22nd row or so, and I paid $45. Others in the section paid a lot more and wow did they get screwed, but the show met my expectations. I enjoyed watching Zakk shred all night. The singing wasn’t great but I had fun.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on November 01, 2018, 06:41:28 PM
My friend got to open for a Queen Tribute band. The frontman is a member of another band in the region that has a HUGE following and the two have become good pals.

I'm not going to oversell by saying the guy is Freddy Mercury reincarnated, but when he did "Under Pressure" (with my friend returning to the stage for the Bowie parts) I could have closed my eyes and been transported to another time. It was moving to hear THAT song live by talented musicians, and also knowing someone I care about was up there rocking it with all of his heart for his Bowie love. I've never felt such emotion from a COVER in my life.

The entire set was phenomenal. Talking to the frontman after the show, he couldn't' wait to go home and shave off his mustache because he only grows it out for this particular act. I didn't realize the last time he did this ensemble was November 2017 and he only busts it out once a year. And that the other members of the band are all in other bands with huge followings in the area. Like guys that can live JUST off their gigs and own homes in suburbia.

The drummer, I've never heard his main band, but he was stealing the show. His face told a story with every song as he drummed. He wasn't stoic or phoning it in. EVERY beat meant something for him.

Just loved the whole night.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on November 05, 2018, 12:26:52 PM
I took the long and boring drive to Holmdel last night to see Ozzy for the probable final time. I’ve only seen him solo once before in 2010, but Zakk Wylde wasn’t in the band at the time so I didn’t really get the full Ozzy experience. Anyway Ozzy was...not very good but I didn’t really expect him to be. His voice has not been great any of the times I’ve seen him and now he’s had to tune down yet another half-step in order to sing the songs, and he was still off-key for a lot of them. Also he wears a tight shirt which accentuates his gut and moobs, which is unnecessary since he doesn’t look fat in most pictures. He can hide it if he tries, that’s all I’m saying. The whole set list consisted of songs he played the last time I saw him - Bark at the Moon, Mr. Crowley, I Don’t Know, Faeries Wear Boots, Suicide Solution, No More Tears, Road to Nowhere, War Pigs, then a long instrumental jam where they played excerpts from songs that I would have liked to hear in full like Miracle Man and Perry Mason, then Ozzy came back and they did I Don’t Want To Change the World, Shot in the Dark and closed the main set with Crazy Train. He came back with an encore of Mama, I’m Coming Home but he kinda spaced out on the “you made me cry, you told me lies” lyrics and then Zakk whispered something in his ear and he resumed singing but did so unconvincingly, like he was reading the lyrics off the TelePrompTer and wasn’t sure of the vocal melody. But he picked it up again and finished the song without issue. However, Ozzy must have been unsatisfied with his performance because he then played the whole song again, not missing any lines this time. I think he may have dementia. He closed with Paranoid and the evening was mercifully over. I was pretty close to the stage, about 22nd row or so, and I paid $45. Others in the section paid a lot more and wow did they get screwed, but the show met my expectations. I enjoyed watching Zakk shred all night. The singing wasn’t great but I had fun.

Ozzy just added another leg to this tour and he's coming to the Garden next year with Megadeth opening. I've already seen Black Sabbath so I think that's enough OzMan for a lifetime though I'm mildly interested in checking out Zakk Wylde.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on November 06, 2018, 01:12:29 AM
All you need to know about Zakk Wylde is that I saw him get beamed off the face with a beer bottle mid-shred and he didn't stop playing.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on December 03, 2018, 06:59:40 PM
So my last post in this thread was about a Queen tribute band and we just found out the Adam Lambert fronted version of Queen is coming here.

Tickets for nosebleeds are $115. I'm not sure it's in the works for me. I'm encouraging Mrs. SFH to find someone to go but her BFF is skeptical on the project as well. Neither me or BFF have anything against Adam. BFF is a purist and I have a horrible track record with attending concerts of great bands in their later years. It's almost always more sad than entertaining.

Mrs. SFH has a huge thing for Brian May, though and she keeps emphasizing, "YEAH BUT BRIAN MAY!" and I'm like, "no Freddie no care....and if my prior experiences are any indication, it'll be a waste of $230 if we both go."

My most recent hire at work keeps posting about the same concert but I think it might be too soon to try and pair them two off as friends.

Anyone seen this ensemble live? Not on youtube or television, but actually in person? I'd imagine if they are making money on this it's gotta be good to someone, right?  They're playing the Smoothie King center not some half ass casino or theater.

But so did the ticket of Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, and Poison and that was rough for about 2/3 of the show.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on December 04, 2018, 01:05:44 AM
Yeah, the new Queen is coming here too next year. They stopped here for a show two years ago at the Barclays center which Wikipedia tells me was a sell out. I guess they want to capitalize on the movie so I expect another sell out (or near it).
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on December 04, 2018, 04:07:52 AM
I saw them last summer in Newark. I paid almost $70 for a nosebleed seat, and I was a bit hesitant about paying Freddie prices for an American Idol, but Queen was the first band I ever liked and this is the closest facsimile of them in existence. It was a very good show. Of course Adam doesn't have Freddie's stage presence (nobody does) but he does have a great voice and he's versatile enough to pull off Brian May's straightforward hard rock numbers and Freddie's foppish pop tunes (when Paul Rodgers sang with them he could not do the latter, leaving them unable to perform several of their greatest hits). Here's the setlist (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/queen-adam-lambert/2017/prudential-center-newark-nj-3e581eb.html). The highlight for me was Brian's solo performance of "Love of My Life" because (if I can be so maudlin) this was a few months after my dad died and it got me thinking about the last Valentine's Day card he made for my mom just days before his death which read "to the love of my life" and then they played a clip of Freddie singing it on the big screen and yeah I teared up a bit. They did not do my favorite Queen song "The Show Must Go On" but they did do my second favorite "Who Wants To Live Forever" and a bunch of other songs I have enjoyed since childhood, so they hit a lot of emotional home runs. SFH, I can't say whether or not you would consider this show to be worth the high ticket prices you will have to pay but it definitely was not "sad." It's an excellent revue of Queen's biggest hits with the authenticity of two original members. Is it worth $230? IDK
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: The Valeyard on December 04, 2018, 08:06:02 AM
I hate "I'm In Love With My Car" so much that, post-Freddie, it'd be a dealbreaker, and Queen was also the first band I ever liked. But genuinely for that price I'd personally pass. It just wouldn't feel quite right, and even if it was a great show, Queen without Freddie just isn't Queen.
Title: Concerts thread
Post by: Boomer Kamala on December 04, 2018, 08:20:25 AM
I saw Queen with Paul Rogers at the Worcester Centrum and it rocked IIRC.

I think I'm done spending $50+ on classic rock concerts. I am spending $55 to see Colin Blunstone from the Zombies in a 150 seat performance arts center but idea of seeing geezers in the enormo dome doesn't have much appeal anymore. Incidentally, I think it was that KISS concert I saw two years ago mentioned in the KISS thread that I think turned me against my notion that I have to see these legacy bands.

If it's in a small venue or if I get discount tickets or they're doing something out of the box, sure. But I'm not gonna fall for spending more than $50 to see the classic rock legends of yesteryear.

Feel free to quote this post when I write about seeing the Rolling Stones at Gillette.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on December 04, 2018, 09:31:21 AM
I thought I was done paying top dollar for legacy bands too but then I got roped into paying $175 to see Iron Maiden next summer. Granted we'll be in the pit area and not in the seats but still....
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 13, 2019, 08:12:11 AM
Heart/Sheryl Crow  at the Bangor Waterfront in July. Fuck yes.


also funny cause my last post ITT was about not going to see legacy bands.Oh well. Plus Elle King will be there so off chance of a Rob Schneider sighting.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on February 19, 2019, 04:01:57 AM
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are touring together again this summer. I proclaim that THIS will be the summer where I finally get to hear Thunderkiss live!
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 22, 2019, 12:06:11 PM
I looked at the Manson/Zombie tour dates and there's no NYC-area show so keep waiting, Epic.

Last June Geoff Tate, former singer of Queensryche, came to Stroudsburg performing the classic album Operation: Mindcrime as well as other 'ryche classics. I didn't go because at the time I was unemployed and trying to avoid extraneous purchases, but I regretted missing it, just as I regretted missing when Queensryche came to Reading, PA in 2005, a mere 30 minutes from my college, also performing Mindcrime in full, and I didn't go to that either. Well he's coming back to Stroudsburg in June and I think I'm going.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on February 22, 2019, 03:54:08 PM
Zombie sure does hate coming around the areas that produced him, it seems.

Benighted are embarking on their first US tour ever in support of Aborted. I'm not the biggest Aborted fan after Necrotic Manifesto, but holy shit will I lose my mind if Benighted play "Carnivore Sublime."
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on February 25, 2019, 03:50:18 AM
Korn and Alice in Chains just announced a co-headlining summer tour  ???
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Nymyzys on February 28, 2019, 05:52:05 AM
Alice in Chains' lat couple of albums have been really mediocre after Black Gives Way To Blue.  I enjoyed Korn's last couple of albums, and wouldn't mind seeing them once.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on March 05, 2019, 04:18:14 AM
Smashing Pumpkins are back on the road this summer with Noel Gallagher's new band. My friend bought tickets for $175 a pop and I declined since it's looking like another greatest hits show and I'm not paying that much for that.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 05, 2019, 05:22:21 AM
Morrissey will be playing Broadway for 7 days in May (https://broadwaydirect.com/morrissey-to-play-broadways-lunt-fontanne-theatre/)
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on March 05, 2019, 08:02:52 AM
Smashing Pumpkins are back on the road this summer with Noel Gallagher's new band. My friend bought tickets for $175 a pop and I declined since it's looking like another greatest hits show and I'm not paying that much for that.

I would go to that show but they aren't playing in Holmdel, which makes sense. The Pumpkins wouldn't draw in the same market a year later.

Alice Cooper is playing in Bethel which is the nearest venue to me but it's with fucking Halestorm. Are they even big enough to be a co-headliner? It's gonna be a weak summer for concerts.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on March 06, 2019, 05:17:49 AM
Yeah, I saw that Alice was playing with Halestorm. He's one of the only favorites of mine that I've yet to see live. I should have seen him when he toured with Deep Purple!
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 06, 2019, 02:28:22 PM
LIMP BIZKIT is doing a show here on 4/20

Shall I go?
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on March 06, 2019, 03:15:58 PM
Do it



Spoiler: show
for the nookie
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 10, 2019, 04:53:22 AM
Guess Korn is touring with Alice In Chains too but I’m more inclined for that Limp Bizkit with POD and Killswitch Engage.

I also found out I just missed future WWE Hall of Famer Flo Rida performing at the local Ostrich Festival.  Sounds like I truly missed out.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 10, 2019, 06:28:02 AM
I also found out I just missed future WWE Hall of Famer Flo Rida performing at the local Ostrich Festival.  Sounds like I truly missed out.

I saw him perform at a Pistons halftime show. I’m set for life in that department.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on April 05, 2019, 12:31:10 AM
I took the long and boring drive to Holmdel last night to see Ozzy for the probable final time. I’ve only seen him solo once before in 2010, but Zakk Wylde wasn’t in the band at the time so I didn’t really get the full Ozzy experience. Anyway Ozzy was...not very good but I didn’t really expect him to be. His voice has not been great any of the times I’ve seen him and now he’s had to tune down yet another half-step in order to sing the songs, and he was still off-key for a lot of them. Also he wears a tight shirt which accentuates his gut and moobs, which is unnecessary since he doesn’t look fat in most pictures. He can hide it if he tries, that’s all I’m saying. The whole set list consisted of songs he played the last time I saw him - Bark at the Moon, Mr. Crowley, I Don’t Know, Faeries Wear Boots, Suicide Solution, No More Tears, Road to Nowhere, War Pigs, then a long instrumental jam where they played excerpts from songs that I would have liked to hear in full like Miracle Man and Perry Mason, then Ozzy came back and they did I Don’t Want To Change the World, Shot in the Dark and closed the main set with Crazy Train. He came back with an encore of Mama, I’m Coming Home but he kinda spaced out on the “you made me cry, you told me lies” lyrics and then Zakk whispered something in his ear and he resumed singing but did so unconvincingly, like he was reading the lyrics off the TelePrompTer and wasn’t sure of the vocal melody. But he picked it up again and finished the song without issue. However, Ozzy must have been unsatisfied with his performance because he then played the whole song again, not missing any lines this time. I think he may have dementia. He closed with Paranoid and the evening was mercifully over. I was pretty close to the stage, about 22nd row or so, and I paid $45. Others in the section paid a lot more and wow did they get screwed, but the show met my expectations. I enjoyed watching Zakk shred all night. The singing wasn’t great but I had fun.

Ozzy just added another leg to this tour and he's coming to the Garden next year with Megadeth opening. I've already seen Black Sabbath so I think that's enough OzMan for a lifetime though I'm mildly interested in checking out Zakk Wylde.

Ozzy has postponed all dates on this tour until 2020 citing health reasons. Zakk Wylde even expressed disappointment probably because he's missing a big payday.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Avid Enthusiast of Warehouses on April 05, 2019, 01:06:48 AM
I've said it before, but Zakk Wylde is a goddamn PRO when he's live. Seen him with Ozzy and BLS and he doesn't disappoint. It's insane how much better BLS material sounds live compared to on record, and seeing Zakk get hit in the face with a beer bottle mid-shred and not even miss a note is a sight I'll take to my grave.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on April 05, 2019, 04:09:05 PM
Going see Weird Al in June for the very first time. It's a birthday present (May) that I had to be notified of early to ensure I squared away time off from work.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on April 10, 2019, 02:26:23 AM
A friend in Ohio just got passed this at a gas station:

(https://i.imgur.com/vcmXNYc.jpg)
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on May 13, 2019, 10:18:09 AM
I took the long and boring drive to Holmdel last night to see Ozzy for the probable final time. I’ve only seen him solo once before in 2010, but Zakk Wylde wasn’t in the band at the time so I didn’t really get the full Ozzy experience. Anyway Ozzy was...not very good but I didn’t really expect him to be. His voice has not been great any of the times I’ve seen him and now he’s had to tune down yet another half-step in order to sing the songs, and he was still off-key for a lot of them. Also he wears a tight shirt which accentuates his gut and moobs, which is unnecessary since he doesn’t look fat in most pictures. He can hide it if he tries, that’s all I’m saying. The whole set list consisted of songs he played the last time I saw him - Bark at the Moon, Mr. Crowley, I Don’t Know, Faeries Wear Boots, Suicide Solution, No More Tears, Road to Nowhere, War Pigs, then a long instrumental jam where they played excerpts from songs that I would have liked to hear in full like Miracle Man and Perry Mason, then Ozzy came back and they did I Don’t Want To Change the World, Shot in the Dark and closed the main set with Crazy Train. He came back with an encore of Mama, I’m Coming Home but he kinda spaced out on the “you made me cry, you told me lies” lyrics and then Zakk whispered something in his ear and he resumed singing but did so unconvincingly, like he was reading the lyrics off the TelePrompTer and wasn’t sure of the vocal melody. But he picked it up again and finished the song without issue. However, Ozzy must have been unsatisfied with his performance because he then played the whole song again, not missing any lines this time. I think he may have dementia. He closed with Paranoid and the evening was mercifully over. I was pretty close to the stage, about 22nd row or so, and I paid $45. Others in the section paid a lot more and wow did they get screwed, but the show met my expectations. I enjoyed watching Zakk shred all night. The singing wasn’t great but I had fun.

Ozzy just added another leg to this tour and he's coming to the Garden next year with Megadeth opening. I've already seen Black Sabbath so I think that's enough OzMan for a lifetime though I'm mildly interested in checking out Zakk Wylde.

Ozzy has postponed all dates on this tour until 2020 citing health reasons. Zakk Wylde even expressed disappointment probably because he's missing a big payday.

Looks like Zakk found the perfect remedy - Zakk Sabbath.

Zakk and his touring band are going to tour covering all Black Sabbath tunes.

Hard pass for me.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 14, 2019, 02:21:26 AM
Just scored tickets to back to back Against Me! shows in October. Saw LJG play recently and she did a few AM "covers" so I'm super hyped for these shows (each night is two full albums).
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on June 14, 2019, 01:18:10 PM
Nabbed tickets to see Sleater-Kinney on Halloween night. I'll easily be the best looking person there.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 16, 2019, 07:05:56 AM
Nice, also got tickets to see them here in Nov!
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Nymyzys on June 29, 2019, 05:51:57 AM
A town about 15 minutes up the road usually gets some decent enough talent for their Fall festival each year, and admission is always free.  They're having Smash Mouth and The Spin Doctors this year. 
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on July 09, 2019, 02:40:45 AM
Slayer just announced their final (FINAL!) NY date at MSG on November 9th with Primus, Ministry, and Phil Anselmo (doing a full Pantera set) opening.

No way in hell I'm missing this.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on July 12, 2019, 01:28:44 AM
And just like that, the Misfits announce a show at MSG in October. Static Age indeed!
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on July 14, 2019, 09:23:15 AM
And just like that, the Misfits announce a show at MSG in October. Static Age indeed!

And I read Rancid is opening, and they are one of my top 3 favorite bands. I think I might try to get tickets for that.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 21, 2019, 02:10:16 PM
Never was a big Weird Al guy but I just saw his concert is coming to town and his current tour includes him performing with a live orchestra, which seems interesting.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on July 22, 2019, 08:48:20 PM
Never was a big Weird Al guy but I just saw his concert is coming to town and his current tour includes him performing with a live orchestra, which seems interesting.
Saw it in New Orleans. It's a great show, subdued, and shorter than I expected, but it was great to finally check the Weird one off my bucket list.

I low key think he MAY have been lip syncing some parts, but he's knocking on 60 and I'm not a professional singer, so I'm not a credible witness on this.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on July 26, 2019, 03:24:56 PM
I just got back from seeing Iron Maiden. This was my third time and my first in 11 years. These guys never miss a step and they had an elaborate stage show. It was a great fucking time.

Highlight was definitely "Flight of Icarus".
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on July 26, 2019, 08:51:02 PM
Apparently Andy Dick is a touring act because a host venue contacted one of my musician friends about doing opening act work for the schtick. Apparently they booked like 6 bands and then Andy comes out and does comedy/music/whatever.

Like I get you want exposure, but opening for Andy Dick and "exposure" has all sorts of puns involved. I'm working and not even trying to swap around to make the event. I made my concerns known and wished him the best of luck.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on August 07, 2019, 08:15:51 AM
Alice Cooper is playing in Bethel which is the nearest venue to me but it's with fucking Halestorm. Are they even big enough to be a co-headliner? It's gonna be a weak summer for concerts.

This is tomorrow and I'm going to it. $15.50. I looked it up and Alice does a full set and crap-ass Halestorm only does ten songs. Might not get there til 9.

Billy Idol and Bryan Adams are playing in Holmdel on Saturday but that's too far away. I work for the post office and I have to be up early on both Saturday and Sunday. If I die because fell asleep at the wheel coming back from seeing two washed up 80s rockers I'm gonna feel like a real dickhead.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on August 14, 2019, 02:58:18 AM
Holy shit, I just read that Mr. Bungle is reuniting and touring for the first time in 20 years. They (tentatively) have a show lined up for NY in February. Oh happy day!
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 14, 2019, 11:35:17 AM
Apparently Andy Dick is a touring act because a host venue contacted one of my musician friends about doing opening act work for the schtick. Apparently they booked like 6 bands and then Andy comes out and does comedy/music/whatever.

Like I get you want exposure, but opening for Andy Dick and "exposure" has all sorts of puns involved. I'm working and not even trying to swap around to make the event. I made my concerns known and wished him the best of luck.
Andy Dick did not show up. While leaving an earlier in the day engagement he was punched and hospitalized.

No word on if the supporting acts still got paid for their schticks or if anyone was actually disappointed.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: OldSchoolWrestling on August 19, 2019, 09:14:47 AM
I saw the Rolling Stones in concert last night. Kind of a bucket list item for me.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on September 04, 2019, 01:58:28 AM
Sebastian Bach is currently touring playing the entire first Skid Row record in its entirety to commemorate its 30th Anniversary. He's coming to NY on 9/25!

Kreese, where you at?
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on September 04, 2019, 11:58:19 AM
I saw him open for GnR in 2011 and he did most of the major songs from the debut. If he does a Slave to the Grind tour in two years I'll go.

EDIT: I looked it up and I see he's also performing this ham jam that was recorded for but left off the debut. I think this is the first time he's ever sang this live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwuQnIAnZOk
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 06, 2019, 07:21:49 AM
Got an offer to go see Great White and Slaughter for free at a local casino tonight.  The one buddy that would probably go with me is unavailable or I may have redeemed.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on September 06, 2019, 10:46:40 AM
Are you sure it was the band Slaughter or were they warning of another potential pyro accident?
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 06, 2019, 02:40:27 PM
Totally spaced on that but now that you reminded me, probably the latter.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 11, 2019, 01:38:09 PM
Sebastian Bach is currently touring playing the entire first Skid Row record in its entirety to commemorate its 30th Anniversary. He's coming to NY on 9/25!

Kreese, where you at?
The last time Bach was in Portland, he has been late because he insisted on eating at an old school, red sauce Italian-American restaurant 30 minutes outside of town. He's in town tonight and according to someone in my Twitter feed is an hour late getting onstage. Hopefully cause he's at that Italian restaurant next to the Scarborough Marsh.

Whenever I think of Bach now, I just imagine him squealing "Dude! I'm not going on fucking stage unless I get that fucking veal parm, man!" in his high pitched Canadian accent.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on October 04, 2019, 06:55:41 PM
Hard to say if I should post this in here or in the games thread.

Finally got to see "Bit Brigade" live.

http://www.bitbrigade.com/

Super talented group of guys, really down to earth. Their whole gimmick is that they play rock covers of video game music, while their pal does close to a speed run of the game on a projection screen. The beauty, to me, is that he's really damn good but not perfect. For the show I saw they did Metroid and Contra on NES (appears this is their current tour). The guy didn't lose a single life on Metroid, but did die 3 times in Contra. What's cool about that is the band has to adjust the timing of what they're doing if he dies. While there's no pause in the game music for a respawn, it does extend the amount of time in the level. But they're so good at what they do, they still finish the song when he finishes a level. It was really cool, at least for me, to see it.

Their merch has the band name on it with art inspired by NES game covers. They happily took pictures with me and interacted before and after the gig. The show was in a smallish venue and tickets were $12. Not sure if that's typical of their entire tour, but looks like after they hit Texas they're heading for the West Coast.

I don't have video from last night but here's an example from a prior performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsJ9d3rNgHM

They have a pretty decent following, but apparently not enough to get their drinks comped. While bsing with one of the musicians he had to go close out his tab at the bar and retrieve his credit card. One of my best friends is a touring musician and I've never seen him have to open a tab. He was with me for this show and talking shop with one of the Brigade and apparently they've hit a lot of the same smaller venues in their travels, so I really have no idea how this music business works.

Anyway, if you like rock music AND retro games, this is a definite group to hit up.


EDIT: pics

(https://i.imgur.com/x7jO56Z.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JRV369Y.jpg)
(peace sign guy is the player)

(https://i.imgur.com/pCB5XH6.jpg) Drummer was busy tearing down his gear and wasn't available for the group shot, but he took a selfie with me.

(https://i.imgur.com/fayTqF5.png) Shirt I bought

(https://i.imgur.com/bDlSqlL.png) Random swag



Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Smues on October 15, 2019, 04:14:08 PM
Reading your post, Bit Brigade sounded familiar but I was trying to remember if I'd seen them at MAGfest or if I'd just heard of them because of other video game bands. Once you mentioned the speed running I realized oh yeah I saw them, then you linked the recording of THE SHOW I SAW. The odds, what are they?

I'm glad you enjoyed the show and it's good to know that they're still around, I had a blast at the show I went to. That's awesome too that they were all cool people and took pictures. I think Contra would be fun, but I'm really jealous you got Metroid. I could see that being amazing.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Fall of Epic on November 07, 2019, 01:42:45 AM
Alanis Morisette is doing an acoustic show in NYC performing "Jagged Little Pill" (the Broadway play based on the album just opened) in its entirety. I was intrigued but saw tickets went on sale at 10 AM and were sold out by 10:03. Places like Stubhub are selling them for $2K a pop. People are all over my Facebook feed bitching and complaining. Just thought that was funny.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Boomer Kamala on November 07, 2019, 09:10:53 AM
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band and The Avett Brothers are doing a couple of co-headlining dates together in New England in June. That's weird as hell but I'm pretty sure I'm get tickets for me, my lady, and Mom & Pops Kamala.
Title: Re: Concerts coming to your area: Good and Bad
Post by: Boomer Kamala on November 12, 2019, 08:27:09 AM
The Black Crowes (which is just going to be The Robinson Brothers and a bunch of hired guns) are reuniting for a Shake Your Moneymaker 30th Anniversary Tour this summer. And they're promising no jamming and just the hits.

Considering how much The Robinson Brothers hate just the hits (and each other) and love jamming, this tour just screams "Keep getting them checks"