Or live shows, performances, etc...?

My wife and I saw Sting last weekend in one of his few North American performances this year. A good show but not great. His voice was weak at times (overpowered by guitar), and his base wasn't cranked up enough for many songs. Good to hear some all time great music though.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Or live shows, performances, etc...?

My wife and I saw Sting last weekend in one of his few North American performances this year. A good show but not great. His voice was weak at times (overpowered by guitar), and his base wasn't cranked up enough for many songs. Good to hear some all time great music though.
Love Sting!
Haven't paid for a show in a while, but for work, saw PJ Harvey/John Parish, The Killers, and The Sugarhill Gang in the past few weeks. All good gigs.
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Haven't paid for a show in a while, but for work, saw PJ Harvey/John Parish, The Killers, and The Sugarhill Gang in the past few weeks. All good gigs.


The Sugarhill Gang? Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time. Can't believe they're still together!
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.
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Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


With the exception of a Sting dress rehersal I went to with only 100 other people, DMB is the best live concert I have seen. I normally get to 2 or 3 a year. I am going to both shows in West Palm in Aug.
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Originally posted by dannyk8232:
Resination, an awesome local reggae band


Danny, please send me an email... wineplusart@hotmail.com
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Originally posted by shavez:
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


With the exception of a Sting dress rehersal I went to with only 100 other people, DMB is the best live concert I have seen. I normally get to 2 or 3 a year. I am going to both shows in West Palm in Aug.


I've seen him twice now. The first one was frankly a little uninspiring. The more recent show was one of the top 5 concerts I've ever been to - they were really on that night and were really connecting with the crowd. Throw in a great set list and it was just about the perfect concert.

Shavez...it's probably tough for them to get overseas when they are seemingly playing 365 shows a year in the US! Seems like they are ALWAYS on tour...
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


With the exception of a Sting dress rehersal I went to with only 100 other people, DMB is the best live concert I have seen. I normally get to 2 or 3 a year. I am going to both shows in West Palm in Aug.


That's funny, I would say the same thing about a Peter Gabriel dress rehearsal w/ about 100 people and DMB as well. I think DMB is, right now, the best rock&roll band to see live on the planet. I will be seeing them in 2 weeks myself.
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Originally posted by dannyk8232:
Resination, an awesome local reggae band


Danny, please send me an email... wineplusart@hotmail.com


incoming...
Over the last year I've seen My Morning Jacket twice, The Black Keys twice, Santana, Alice in Chains and a Django Reinhardt tribute featuring Dorado Schmitt. Oh, and a ton of local blues bands, but nothing too spectacular.

All were excellent except Santana, unfortunately.
I just found out Bone Thugs n Harmony are playing here on Saturday night...I may have to check that out just because of how awesome that is
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MJA, he's one of my absolute favourites. I've seen him in concert a few times.

Agreed!
Jesse Cook is fantastic. I was sorry to miss him at the Mtl. Jazz Fest this year.
Saw Herd of Cats, a start-up local jazz band as the learning process produces the organization and/or sounds of a herd of cats. Actually an enjoyable evening.
I just saw the Clapton/Winwood show when it came through. I've been an avid Clapton fan for nearly 20 years, and usually catch multiple shows on each tour. This years show was one of the best I have ever seen Eric play. Simply jaw dropping solos.

Best live act out there, however, is still Los Lobos. If you haven't ever seen them, do. Soon.

keytohwy
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I just found out Bone Thugs n Harmony are playing here on Saturday night...I may have to check that out just because of how awesome that is
Nice! “First of the Month” has to be the Ghetto song ever made but I still bumped it back in the day.
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Best live act out there, however, is still Los Lobos. If you haven't ever seen them, do. Soon.

keytohwy

The only time I saw them is when they opened for U2 on the Joshua Tree Tour in 1987. They are coming to Red Butte Gardens (here) in about three weeks.
Saw Dave Matthews Band a few weeks ago here in St. Louis.

A great show, as others have said. Not THE best concert that I have ever been to, but certainly makes the Top 10 list. Well worth seeing.
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Green Day. Really good show. His wife is from the twin cities so they will probably play here more often.


Who's wife...there are 3 members of Green Day?
Went to the Mayhem tour at Sandstone in KC on Tuesday. This years line up: Cannibal Corpse, Job for a Cowboy, Killswitch, Slayer, and Maryln Manson. There was a bunch of other bands, too, but no one worth recalling. A good show if you like easy listening Wink
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I just saw the Clapton/Winwood show when it came through. I've been an avid Clapton fan for nearly 20 years, and usually catch multiple shows on each tour. This years show was one of the best I have ever seen Eric play. Simply jaw dropping solos.

Best live act out there, however, is still Los Lobos. If you haven't ever seen them, do. Soon.

keytohwy

I had some good seats for this one in Omaha, but I forgot that we would be gone for the honeymoon (Napa, San Fran, Sonoma, Mendocino). I gave the tickets to my folks, and they had a blast! Still have yet to see Clapton, despite having shelled out $250 for tix Mad
I saw Springsteen in Houston earlier this year - a good show but not great. I also attend three consecutive nights of Marillion in Montreal. All three evenings offered a different set list and it was smashing.
last several weeks:

Clapton/Winwood @ United Center
Cracker @ Mad Maggies in Elgin
the Feelies @ Millenium Park
Tortoise/Jesus Lizard/Yo La Tengo @ Pitchfork Festival

upcoming:
the mekons on Thurs at Schubas!
Phish next week Toyota Park
Dave Matthews Band at Bethel Woods, NY. New amphitheater on rock-sacred Woodstock grounds. Good show, nice venue. Clear night with a full moon didn't hurt.
Went to see Kings of Leon Friday night at Lollapalooza. They sounded very good - I was a bit surprised. But, not too much crowd interaction and they play the same setlist at just about every concert. But, it was a great show.

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