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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Los Lonely Boys are definitely the more well-known band today, so I get it. Love me some Lobos though, and Alejandro too?? What a show!! Had I known about this I might have tried to book a business trip to our Aurora office this week!


I just looked at the ticket, and it does list Los Lobos at the top. Big Grin Either way, I'm looking forward to this show.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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!


OK - lineup was officially Alejandro, Los Lonely Boys and finally Los Lobos. Although, for much of the night, you could have called it Los Lonely Lobos as both bands were on stage together. What an incredible show.
Went and saw Brad Paisley last weekend ($20 Groupon). Pretty darn good guitar player for a a country artist Smile However, DAMN, country fans like to fight. Witnessed some dude getting cold cocked, knocked out with one punch and another with a bloody face.

I think I'll stick to Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath concerts. I feel safer Big Grin
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Originally posted by billhike:
Great time at jimmy buffet last night! Very entertaining. I ended enjoying the music way more than expected. Tailgating with Allred and thelostverse was an added special bonus. Seeing the Stanley cup was icing on the cake!


Glad you enjoyed it Bill. The sound at Northerly Island was spectacular last night. Another fun show, and I've even got my voice back this morning.
Saw Goo Goo Dolls with Matchbox 20 last night. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. MB20 was extremely polished and exceptional musically. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect to the songs like my wife did. This was payback to her for sitting through Los Lonely Boys and Los Lobos last week with me.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
MB20 was extremely polished and exceptional musically.


MB20 is a very talented band. I saw their first show following 9/11, which was here in St. Louis with Train in the fall of 2001. They rocked the house down. It was phenomenal.
DMB Friday and Saturday in West Palm Beach. He played the best Lie in Our Graves I have heard live. It was about 20 minutes and even broke into a verse of You look Wonderful Tonight in the middle of the Tim Reynolds jam. Also heard a great cover of Blue Oyster Cult's Dont Fear the Reaper.
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Originally posted by LBJ2XFinalsMVPisclutch:
DMB Friday and Saturday in West Palm Beach. He played the best Lie in Our Graves I have heard live. It was about 20 minutes and even broke into a verse of You look Wonderful Tonight in the middle of the Tim Reynolds jam. Also heard a great cover of Blue Oyster Cult's Dont Fear the Reaper.


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Saw Gavin DeGraw, The Script and Train last night with my wife. My wife has been trying to get a Train concert for years, and it worked out for us last night. I'd never heard of The Script, and I'd be alright if I never heard them again. Gavin and Train were good, but they're just not my cup of tea.
Fastball, Vertical Horizon, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth all on the same bill at Ravinia. The highlights were the Varner and Henriot I brought for picnicking on the lawn. Razz

It was actually enjoyable and entertaining. Like TLV and Train, none of these bands are in my wheelhouse but it was a fun evening with friends.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake at Soldier field Monday. Great chemistry, both sounded great, JT sang, danced, played piano, keyboard, electric amd acoustic guitars. Jay Z sounded great. 2nd row center seats were worth every penny.

36 songs in all, 2 1/2 hours with no breaks.

The warm up DJ was awesome as well.
I doubt that I will ever consider myself a classical music fan, but I enjoyed the DuPage Symphony Orchestra last night at a chilly outdoor performance. "With a Gypsy Flair" was the theme. Pieces included those by Liszt, Khachaturian, Brahms and Strauss, for those of you in the know about this type of music. A few portions were familiar. With the weather being less than perfect, I concentrated more on what I was hearing than socializing and drinking wine with our friends. I liked the complexity and layers of the music, and the highlight for me was a fantastic solo by the principal trumpet.
Black Sabbath last night at the Amphitheater in Tampa. I had been planning to go for awhile, but yesterday was able to get tickets on Row 6 left side of stage and Wow...what an experience.

Yes, Ozzy's vocal range, which was never great has certainly gotten worse over the years and substantially worse than when I saw him solo in 1989. That being said, this was my first time seeing Black Sabbath in any form and being that I prefer the Ozzy era music, even better to see 3 of the 4 original members...and especially Tony and Geezer! They played 4 songs from their new album, which certainly helped Ozzy, since the new songs are more geared to what he can sing these days..though he can still nail N.I.B. and sing the eerie lyrics to Black Sabbath like nobody else can!
Heart last night at Ravinia with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. Incredible.

Bonham played for about an hour, including Over the Hills and Far Away, my personal favorite Zeppelin tune.

Heart came out and played for about one and a half hours. They did an acoustic version of Alone and Ann was simply amazing. She actually looked a little embarrassed at the standing ovation that went on a good two minutes after that song.

Then Heart came back out with Bonham on drums and did about 45 minutes of Zeppelin tunes including Battle of Evermore, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Immigrant Song, Kashmir and Stairway.

It was truly a memorable evening.
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Black Sabbath last night at the Amphitheater in Tampa. I had been planning to go for awhile, but yesterday was able to get tickets on Row 6 left side of stage and Wow...what an experience.

Yes, Ozzy's vocal range, which was never great has certainly gotten worse over the years and substantially worse than when I saw him solo in 1989. That being said, this was my first time seeing Black Sabbath in any form and being that I prefer the Ozzy era music, even better to see 3 of the 4 original members...and especially Tony and Geezer! They played 4 songs from their new album, which certainly helped Ozzy, since the new songs are more geared to what he can sing these days..though he can still nail N.I.B. and sing the eerie lyrics to Black Sabbath like nobody else can!

I have nothing to say, and I'm saying it. Razz
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Originally posted by Grapejuiceisgood:
Saw Head East, Styx and REO last week. Really relived the 80's


Saw Styx with REO back in May. Was really nice to hear all those songs live. I'd say its like reliving the 70's and 80's since they really were there for both and Styx even more 70's Smile
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by Grapejuiceisgood:
Saw Head East, Styx and REO last week. Really relived the 80's


Saw Styx with REO back in May. Was really nice to hear all those songs live. I'd say its like reliving the 70's and 80's since they really were there for both and Styx even more 70's Smile

An interesting REO story: I used to work in a Chicago record store (records were 12" disks which one would spin on turntable that had a arm that held a diamond which would ride in grooves in the disk and then, believe it or not, play music!) My boss had been in a group called Mountain Bus. They were sued over the name by Mountain and instead of spending money they didn't have pretty much disbanded. During the litigation period Mountain was scheduled to play in town. They cancelled the show and a local fav--REO Speedwagon--played the show instead. The rest is history.
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Originally posted by billhike:
If it was Rolling Stone Records I spent much time there in my youth. I had a nice collection of import 12" singles from The Old Man's faves, Iron Maiden. Razz Loved all of the Derek Riggs artwork. They all got ruined in a basement flood in 1987. Bang


Well, I plan on leaving OM speechless again when I post about the Megadeath/Iron Maiden concert ill be at in a few weeks!!
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Originally posted by billhike:
If it was Rolling Stone Records I spent much time there in my youth. I had a nice collection of import 12" singles from The Old Man's faves, Iron Maiden. Razz Loved all of the Derek Riggs artwork. They all got ruined in a basement flood in 1987. Bang

Yes, the days of English imports. Supposedly higher quality vinyl. And yes I have Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire on import.
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Originally posted by billhike:
Damn, dude - assuming you are seeing them locally, you get the benefit of Nicko McBrain living in FL! I guess his mates don't mind visiting that region.


I wish it was local. They have ended the two "Ed Force One" world tours in Florida to drop Nicko off, but this one requires me to fly to St. Louis. Only 7 U.S. dates this year as a warm up for Rock in Rio.
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
Catching Ted Nugent at the House of Blues in Houston tonight. For being 65 years old I have heard he still puts on a great show.


He does indeed. Prepare for some political talk too..but he can still bring it when he concentrates on the axe in his hands.

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