For the last few years, I've been concentrating on seeing bands I enjoyed growing up...thinking they won't be around much longer so might as well take the opportunity now...so tomorrow night it will be Ted Nugent, Styx and REO Speedwagon at the amphitheater here in Tampa.
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got to see Gary Clark, Jr


What did you think?


Good old school blues rock. Puts on a good show with plenty of jams and solos.


I agree - local kid who I think is one of the best of the next generation of blues guitarists/performers.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Just got home from Diana Krall. Sultry, sexy, entertaining, fabulous.

Love her music, but her concerts tend to be on the short side, imo.


Tend to agree - she played for just over two hours this time, which appears to be the norm these days with the exception of the artists who are known for going all night like Springsteen.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Just got home from Diana Krall. Sultry, sexy, entertaining, fabulous.

Love her music, but her concerts tend to be on the short side, imo.


Tend to agree - she played for just over two hours this time, which appears to be the norm these days with the exception of the artists who are known for going all night like Springsteen.

You got a good one then. I've seen her twice at Ch. Ste. Michelle, and I think they each lasted a little over an hour.
McCartney tonight. Simply amazing - easily one of the top 2 or 3 shows in my life. Saw him in Houston in November and that was fabulous, but tonight was simply better. He played for three hours and entertained in so many ways beyond just the songs.

All I can say is I consider myself blessed to have seen this legendary performer who is, in my opinion after two shows in the last six months, still able to do it as well as ever. Again, simply amazing.
I have not been to these shows yet, but we have selected a few musical evenings for our Paris visit this July. So far we have tickets to a chamber recital in Sainte Chapelle (have done this before, a very special venue), an organ recital in Notre Dame, a few shows from the Paris Jazz Festival including Edmar Castaneda and South Africa's Hugh Masekela.

I have tried half a dozen times over the last 15 years to get into an organ recital at Notre Dame (either didn't coincide with our visits, or sold out when we were there so I listened outside for a while) so I am especially excited to hear that magnificent 15th C treasure being played. I have requested the organist play Stairway to Heaven or Green Onions, but I expect they will ignore me, as always.
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Took my 12 and 15 year old sons to see XX at the Greek Theater in Berkeley.

I would recommend seeing XX.

The crowd was lovely and treated my kids like small royalty. A very very nice group of concert goers.

I think my kids activate all the surrounding "girls'" baby sitter genes, or something!

10/10 night.


That's cool. I want to see their double bill with Grizzly Bear but I have to work! Dang!
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Sometimes, its important to make the woman in your life happy! Friday night was Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry opening.


I'll try and remember this as I'm enduring Jimmy Buffet later this month. Ack


You sir, are not worthy. Throw in a Patrick Kane and a Cubs reference and you'd have hit this out of the park. Big Grin
A trifecta, eh? Wink Truth be told I only know two of his songs. I think you know my musical preference,...and this ain't it! Big Grin I'm guessing once I'm there and in the party atmosphere, I'll have a good enough time. If I'm not, I'll be acting as if I am. Maybe Kaner will be bringing the Cup on stage again...
Went to Ravinia tonight for a Benny Goodman Tribute - 75 years since he first appeared at Ravinia.

It was a great show. The Chicago Jazz Orchestra with 3 different clarinet soloists, and Cyrille Aimee singing a few numbers, and Sylvia McNair singing a few numbers. What a great show. I'm going to have to seek out more live big band jazz.
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I just saw Alabama Shakes too, at Echo Beach. Excellent live, expectations fulfilled. Brittany's an ace front-woman.


I never knew about them but I have to say her energy level and guitar riffs are tight and amazing.
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Alabama Shakes..amazing show at the Capital Theatre.. you old timers should check them out.. great vibes.


My daughter said pretty much the same thing when she gave me tickets to their concert here in late July. Unfortunately, we'll still be out of the country at that time, so I had to regretfully give them to her to use herself. She didn't seem terribly upset by this.
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Maybe Kaner will be bringing the Cup on stage again...


I was at that show.

Finally got our tickets this morning - front row baby.

You've got to come early. Tailgating is in the Soldier Field parking lot, and we will have our usual set up - grill (we usually do skirt steak tacos with a grilled corn salsa), tent, chairs, bags and plenty of fine wine and margaritas. Weather as of now looks perfect - should be a memorable night.
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Originally posted by mareff:

Alabama Shakes..amazing show at the Capital Theatre.. you old timers should check them out.. great vibes.


My daughter said pretty much the same thing when she gave me tickets to their concert here in late July. Unfortunately, we'll still be out of the country at that time, so I had to regretfully give them to her to use herself. She didn't seem terribly upset by this.


She was all over it from the beginning Wink
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Going to see Los Lonely Boys tonight with a Los Lobos opener.

Interesting - while I really like both bands I would've thought it would play the other way with Los Lobos being the headliner. Either way, it'll be a great show - enjoy!

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