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Originally posted by VinT:
Just bought tickets to see Rob Thomas with Counting Crows in August. Let the hating begin. Big Grin


You could have gotten them cheap with Groupon! (or maybe you already did?)
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Originally posted by haggis:
Going to see Ry Cooder tonight


Remind me to tell you about the time I ended up driving him aimlessly around downtown Toronto......
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by VinT:
Just bought tickets to see Rob Thomas with Counting Crows in August. Let the hating begin. Big Grin


You could have gotten them cheap with Groupon! (or maybe you already did?)

It was actually the Groupon offer for GA seats that tipped me off to the show but I ended up buying 'real' seats from ticketmaster.
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Originally posted by VinT:
Just bought tickets to see Rob Thomas with Counting Crows in August. Let the hating begin. Big Grin

I have no idea who he is, but he was eaten alive on IZombie last week.
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Originally posted by haggis:
Going to see Ry Cooder tonight

Great guitarist! One of the first to go digital with Bop Till You Drop.
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Originally posted by VinT:
Just bought tickets to see Rob Thomas with Counting Crows in August. Let the hating begin. Big Grin


I think Rob has one of the better voices in pop/rock. Some good music with Matchbox 20/20. Counting Crows has some good tunes also.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Going to see Ry Cooder tonight

Great guitarist! One of the first to go digital with Bop Till You Drop.


He was great! Actually, last night was Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs, and The Whites on stage together. Amazing set. The only disappointment for me was that Ry played slide on only one song.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Going to see Ry Cooder tonight


Remind me to tell you about the time I ended up driving him aimlessly around downtown Toronto......


Looking forward to hearing that story when you visit! I have a story about Green Day.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Going to see Ry Cooder tonight

Great guitarist! One of the first to go digital with Bop Till You Drop.


Yes, but he later came out and admitted the recording was not great due to the technology.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by VinT:
Just bought tickets to see Rob Thomas with Counting Crows in August. Let the hating begin. Big Grin

I have no idea who he is, but he was eaten alive on IZombie last week.


You are the last person I would have thought watched iZombie!
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Going to see Ry Cooder tonight


Remind me to tell you about the time I ended up driving him aimlessly around downtown Toronto......


Looking forward to hearing that story when you visit! I have a story about Green Day.


Looking forward to hearing that one! I have a couple of other stories from my very brief career as a roadie.
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Originally posted by bman:

You are the last person I would have thought watched iZombie!

I've watched since the beginning. It's my secret entry into the world of millennials. Also it has Aly Michalka who can get a rise out of an old man.
tornado
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by bman:

You are the last person I would have thought watched iZombie!

I've watched since the beginning. It's my secret entry into the world of millennials. Also it has Aly Michalka who can get a rise out of an old man.
tornado



I take your point...... Eek
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Originally posted by aphilla:
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman tonight at the Old Town School. Awesome.

Isn't that The Bad Plus plus Joshua Redman? First saw Redman in 1993 at the Catalina Jazz Club.
FWIW:

Anyone feeling like he just has too much money can plan a trip to Indio (Coachella) for October 7,8,9. Dylan and Stones on the 7th, McCartney and Neil Young 8th, the Who and Roger Waters on the 9th. Not officially announced yet, but hotels are already booking up @$800+/night. Tickets will be stratospheric, obviously.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman tonight at the Old Town School. Awesome.

Isn't that The Bad Plus plus Joshua Redman?


I would have thought. They (well the bass player) referred to themselves as The Bad Plus Joshua Redman twice when introducing themselves so I'm rolling with it.
Joy Formidable
Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab had a great set. It was outdoors on a warm (80 degrees), humid evening. I have never seen someone perspire more than Ben Gibbard. He constantly bobbed and moved without breaks between songs and within a half hour his entire shirt was completely drenched and water was dripping off his guitar the rest of the set (1:20). He mentioned he had NW blood, but his bandmates looked fine. Certainly didn't affect his performance, which was great, though he may have lost as much water weight as a boxer after a fight.
98Rockfest in Tampa Friday night - Disturbed, Shinedown, Chevelle & Ghost. Was given free tix for Fort Rock Festival in ft Myers today by radio station so will see Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Sixx A.M. and Bullet for My Valentine
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
98Rockfest in Tampa Friday night - Disturbed, Shinedown, Chevelle & Ghost. Was given free tix for Fort Rock Festival in ft Myers today by radio station so will see Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Sixx A.M. and Bullet for My Valentine

Are you subjecting L to this one too? Razz
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
98Rockfest in Tampa Friday night - Disturbed, Shinedown, Chevelle & Ghost. Was given free tix for Fort Rock Festival in ft Myers today by radio station so will see Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Sixx A.M. and Bullet for My Valentine

Are you subjecting L to this one too? Razz


L got a break from both Smile. Took Jr.
A funny few weeks for me.

I went to the "country coachella" and saw some big country acts like Luke Bryan, Eric Church, and Carrie Underwood. Though the highlights for me were some lesser known bands that I've been following for a while (and Chris Stapleton).

I went and saw the Violent Femmes on Friday. There were pretty great if you are a fan (I am).

This weekend I've got three nights of Pennywise as they play each of their first three albums (one album per night), though I can now only make two of those nights.
George Thorogood. He seemed to have a lot more energy and pizzazz this time than the last time I saw him 6 years ago. Most of the hall was on its feet much of the show, including all through the last couple of tunes.

I may have mentioned in another post that I once was a roadie for George in Toronto, in 1980 or so. I worked a few shows and few if any of the artists or their bands or crews ever had much to say to we minions setting up and loading out. But George and a couple of his bandmates chatted with us a bit after the sound check and otherwise over the course of 4 shows over two nights, which was very cool.

George's opening act was a local blues artist named JW Jones who absolutely blew the doors off the hall. He doesn't leave the area much but does tour a bit in the region and in the States, so if you like hard-core blues guitar and get a chance to see him, do it!
This is not a "have been to," but an "am going to" post:

My amazing younger daughter (the older one is amazing, too! Cool ) called me yesterday to announce she just bought my birthday gift: 4 tickets to the 3-day Coachella concert in the desert in October. That is frikkin' awesome!
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Originally posted by haggis:
This is not a "have been to," but an "am going to" post:

My amazing younger daughter (the older one is amazing, too! Cool ) called me yesterday to announce she just bought my birthday gift: 4 tickets to the 3-day Coachella concert in the desert in October. That is frikkin' awesome!


That is an amazing gift! And though you didn't ask for any suggestions, I would totally suggest getting a shuttle pass from the Valley Music Travel group. The shuttles have their own special route out of the venue, and it's pretty seamless (as they do it for all their festivals--Coachella has about 110K people, Stagecoach is closer to 80K). And we just stayed at La Quinta for Stagecoach last month, which is pretty much the closest resort that is available. And it was awesome. Plenty of pools, food, and space to relax. You will have an excellent, amazing time.
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Originally posted by haggis:
This is not a "have been to," but an "am going to" post:

My amazing younger daughter (the older one is amazing, too! Cool ) called me yesterday to announce she just bought my birthday gift: 4 tickets to the 3-day Coachella concert in the desert in October. That is frikkin' awesome!


Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo envious!!! And even better, your older daughter will now feel obliged to top that gift!! Wink
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Originally posted by Azwiese:
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Originally posted by haggis:
This is not a "have been to," but an "am going to" post:

My amazing younger daughter (the older one is amazing, too! Cool ) called me yesterday to announce she just bought my birthday gift: 4 tickets to the 3-day Coachella concert in the desert in October. That is frikkin' awesome!


That is an amazing gift! And though you didn't ask for any suggestions, I would totally suggest getting a shuttle pass from the Valley Music Travel group. The shuttles have their own special route out of the venue, and it's pretty seamless (as they do it for all their festivals--Coachella has about 110K people, Stagecoach is closer to 80K). And we just stayed at La Quinta for Stagecoach last month, which is pretty much the closest resort that is available. And it was awesome. Plenty of pools, food, and space to relax. You will have an excellent, amazing time.


I REALLY appreciate your suggestions, Azweise. We will look into those options. Young Ms Haggis is checking some AirBnB options.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
This is not a "have been to," but an "am going to" post:

My amazing younger daughter (the older one is amazing, too! Cool ) called me yesterday to announce she just bought my birthday gift: 4 tickets to the 3-day Coachella concert in the desert in October. That is frikkin' awesome!


Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo envious!!! And even better, your older daughter will now feel obliged to top that gift!! Wink


Big Grin excellent point!
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Azwiese:
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Originally posted by haggis:
This is not a "have been to," but an "am going to" post:

My amazing younger daughter (the older one is amazing, too! Cool ) called me yesterday to announce she just bought my birthday gift: 4 tickets to the 3-day Coachella concert in the desert in October. That is frikkin' awesome!


That is an amazing gift! And though you didn't ask for any suggestions, I would totally suggest getting a shuttle pass from the Valley Music Travel group. The shuttles have their own special route out of the venue, and it's pretty seamless (as they do it for all their festivals--Coachella has about 110K people, Stagecoach is closer to 80K). And we just stayed at La Quinta for Stagecoach last month, which is pretty much the closest resort that is available. And it was awesome. Plenty of pools, food, and space to relax. You will have an excellent, amazing time.


I REALLY appreciate your suggestions, Azweise. We will look into those options. Young Ms Haggis is checking some AirBnB options.


You're going to need to work really hard finding a place. Wherever you find some beds, just be prepared for some mighty sticker shock.

I'm in envious and PLEASE report back after the concert. Smile
Last night at The Rose Theatre in Lincoln Center, we saw Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a tribute to Miles Davis. They did a pretty good job of selecting some of the most "typical" pieces-- though not usually the best-known ones-- from the different decades of Miles's career, wisely ignoring Bitches Brew. Smile

The band is remarkable. There were four trumpets (including Wynton) and if I didn't see all of their fingers moving on the valves at the same time, I would have thought only one was playing. Talk about tight! Almost every musician had a solo at some point, and each was outstanding, but when they played together it was really something to see and hear.

These guys must have rehearsed for a couple of hours before the show. Wow!
Pearl Jam

2 shows in Toronto this week.

As usual, great shows. Tickets from the lead guitarist on Night 2 were a nice surprise!

Bfw
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Originally posted by bfw:
Pearl Jam

2 shows in Toronto this week.

As usual, great shows. Tickets from the lead guitarist on Night 2 were a nice surprise!

Bfw

3 more months until seeing them on my birthday at Wrigley Field. They aren't my favorite band, but I've seen them at some memorable shows including Lollapalooza 1992 and the last ever concert in Chicago Stadium - 1994.

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