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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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...
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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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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 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.


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.
Tomorrow night it will be Melissa Etheridge.
I've always like her music, but she really impressed me when she appeared bald from Chemo at the award show a couple of years ago.
Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.
in the last couple of weeks:

Kid Rock in his hometown of Detroit at Comerica Park

Dave Mathews outdoors at an ampitheatre.

I still remember when Dave Mathews was the co-act with Big Head Todd and the Monsters back in 94 or 95 and noone knew who he was. We were there to see Big Head Todd and left before Dave Mathews went on as there were girls back at the bar waiting for us.
Alan Parsons Project in LA. Opening act was a band that did the entire Pink Floyd , Dark side of the Moon album to a laser light show. Alan Parson him self was in the sound booth controlling the sound. It was awesome. Then APP played the second set. Really good! I've always loved this music.
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Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.

Attend an LPGA tournament sometime. Wink
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Originally posted by justme:
Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.

Attend an LPGA tournament sometime. Wink

Is this Golf's dirty little secret? Funny, I never see those guys on camera. Razz
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Originally posted by justme:
Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.

Attend an LPGA tournament sometime. Wink

Is this Golf's dirty little secret? Funny, I never see those guys on camera. Razz


Yea, and like a Melissa Etheridge concert...it ain't the guys with the mullets Popcorn
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Dave Mathews outdoors at an ampitheatre.

I still remember when Dave Mathews was the co-act with Big Head Todd and the Monsters back in 94 or 95 and noone knew who he was. We were there to see Big Head Todd and left before Dave Mathews went on as there were girls back at the bar waiting for us.[/QUOTE

I went to a concert in that some tour. That was my first Dave concert. Loved it!

I am going to see him again this Fri & Sat. Tim Reynolds is playing here Thurs & Fri. We are going to see him both nights in hopes that Dave shows up one night.
Saw Coldplay in Toronto a few weeks ago at Rogers Ceter (Skydome). A large venue bit a great concert, slightly different than the one I saw last November here in the OC.
Although not actually there, just watched Pink Floyd's Pulse (again). What an amazing concert on DVD. Technically, the lighting and sound are, well, brilliant. Really an extraordinary performance.
With the release of all the old Beatles albums I got to see Rubber Soul a tribute band here and they actually did some three part harmony singing. It was pretty good.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Although not actually there, just watched Pink Floyd's Pulse (again). What an amazing concert on DVD. Technically, the lighting and sound are, well, brilliant. Really an extraordinary performance.


A GREAT DVD! Is this out in Blu-ray?
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Although not actually there, just watched Pink Floyd's Pulse (again). What an amazing concert on DVD. Technically, the lighting and sound are, well, brilliant. Really an extraordinary performance.


A GREAT DVD! Is this out in Blu-ray?

I keep hoping it will be released in Blu-Ray but so far I haven't seen it anywhere.
Jay-Z / Coldplay last night at Wembley. Jay-Z was great, just a professional entertainer at the top of his game. Love the mix between the DJ and a full band. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see him live. A little taste of his opening here.

We are not big Coldplay fans (we actually left about half way through their set) but it was cool to see them in front of their home town fans.
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.
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My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.

GlennK, out of curiosity, how long did her concert last?
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Originally posted by GlennK:
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.

GlennK, out of curiosity, how long did her concert last?
About an hour and half I think.
I saw David Gray last night at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. I'm not a huge fan, but I thought he was very good. My big problem was that the crowd was way too mellow. I realize his music can be on the quieter side, but the crowd just sat in their seats the whole time - not my style.
Dylan- Auditorium Chicago
Lucinda Willims - Park West
Rodrigo Y Gabriello - The Riv
Yo La Tengo - The Vic
Wilco - UIC

upcoming
Meat Puppets - Schubas
Asylum Street Spankers - Bottom Lounge
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Originally posted by GlennK:
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.

GlennK, out of curiosity, how long did her concert last?
About an hour and half I think.

That's good.
I'm not a musician, and I don't know how physically taxing a live concert is, but for the price of concerts these days, I'd like for it last longer than an average CD.
I love her to death & own all her albums, but I think the two I attended at Ch. Ste. Michelle lasted barely an hour before they left the stage. No encore, despite thunderous applause...
I caught U2 about three weeks ago at Reliant Stadium in Houston. An absolutely fantastic show!

Next week I get to see Springsteen again (3rd time) in Cleveland.
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Method Man and Redman, with Snoop. Tonight in a medium sized local club.


Snoop? did you snizzle his nizzle? or what ever lame saying he has Big Grin
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Originally posted by indybob:
Method Man and Redman, with Snoop. Tonight in a medium sized local club.


Snoop? did you snizzle his nizzle? or what ever lame saying he has Big Grin


I most certainly did not. There were plenty of hot 20 somethings in attendance who undoubtedly would have helped him with that "snizzling his nizzle" you speak of. Wink
The Pixies last week. Played "Doolittle" from front to back. I've seen them about half a dozen times over the years and this was their best performance yet. Top 10 concert in my book.
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
PS - New lesson - if you baby sitter has a curfew - you have a curfew.


That is a tough one to learn the hard way on a night you've gone to see The Boss.
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Last night - The Boss. Played all of the "Born to run" CD.

G

PS - New lesson - if you baby sitter has a curfew - you have a curfew.

Did he greet you with a hearty, "Hello, Ohio!"?
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Nope - we got a "good evening Nashville" a little over an hour after he was supposed to go on... But he did play until midnight.


Did you enjoy the concert? I'm a huge fan, my wife is getting crazy because of the hundreds of bootlegs we have at home... When we were still in Europe in 2005, we went all over to see him. Awesome experience !
it was a great show that was only marred by our babysitters curfew... Born to Run is one of my favorite springsteen albums and he played the whole thing- start to finish, plus some new stuff and a few covers (ring of fire, etc.). He never stopped playing or singing for more than a minute or two once he started. It was a great show - I'll see him again if he comes to town.

G
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
it was a great show that was only marred by our babysitters curfew... Born to Run is one of my favorite springsteen albums and he played the whole thing- start to finish, plus some new stuff and a few covers (ring of fire, etc.). He never stopped playing or singing for more than a minute or two once he started. It was a great show - I'll see him again if he comes to town.

G


BTR is also one of my fave. Glad you had a blast !
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Originally posted by shavez:
Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


Good News!!

The Dave Matthews Band is playing In Europe this spring, including two shows in Munich!

http://www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour

....and for what its worth, they did 12 nights in europe last june-july.
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
Nope - we got a "good evening Nashville" a little over an hour after he was supposed to go on... But he did play until midnight.


That's standard. He always starts late. I saw him hear in St. Louis 4 weeks ago. He started 45 minutes late. Once he starts, though . . . it's full speed ahead, non stop. Pretty darn impressive. Great show, Great songs, mediocre sound quality.
Last night: Bruce Hornsby and The Noise Makers

What an absolutely enjoyable show. Just plain fun. Entertaining show, fantastic songs, phenomenal music quality at the Pagent. Besides Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby's bands are the tightest that I have every seen/heard in concert.
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Originally posted by shavez:
Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


Good News!!

The Dave Matthews Band is playing In Europe this spring, including two shows in Munich!

http://www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour

....and for what its worth, they did 12 nights in europe last june-july.


Thanks for the tip! Just bought 2 tix. They're playing in a small venue, which will be awesome. I just saw the Tragically Hip in Amsterdam on Friday, also in a small venue (Paradiso). It was probably the best concert I've ever been too - so much better than the large stadium shows.
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Saw the 4 hour special on HBO of 10/29 & 10/30 Rock & Roll hall of fame concert. Great cast and nice thing isthey played out folks songs with a new twist.
Massacoustics 2 weeks ago
Scott Kirby last week - not sure they are concerts, more shows but whatever.

Probably passing on Phish when they hit Miami in the end of December.
Had an opportunity to hear Lang Lang play a private concert for about 60 people at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. That was mind-bogglingly good. A few days later saw Huey Lewis & the News at Staples Center...meh. Next weekend going to The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Extravaganza at Universal City. Really looking forward to that one!
3 nights of Dave Mathews and Timm Reynolds acoustic at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. We had orchestra seating. Phenomenal Concerts!!!!
Rush is gearing up for a tour this spring/summer rumored to begin in South America and then come through the US and Canada. Can't wait for that one!
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3 nights of Dave Mathews and Timm Reynolds acoustic at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. We had orchestra seating. Phenomenal Concerts!!!!


That's sweet!
Saturday - we went to the Habitat for Humanity Concert at Lazy Lakes on Sugarloaf Key - Very cold for us wussies - but good time.

Chris Cook
Cowboy Troy (yuck)
Howard Livingston
Mac McAnally
Jerry Jelf Walker -

We met all of the acts - when MLV was working her magic (and I just wanted to spend a couple minutes indoors).

$30 - a ticket - and included all the beer you could drink. Not bad.
Jersey Boys, at the Memphis Orpheum.

The traveling company for "Jersey Boys" (the story of the Four Seasons singing group from the 1960s & 70s) was in Memphis for about three weeks and had their final show last night. I saw the production twice during their stay, and I think the show was outstanding. The music was excellent, and especially if you're into the "oldies" music, but the pace of this show, together with the story-line, makes this show a "must-see" for people of all ages.

I would highly recommend "Jersey Boys"!

http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com/broadway/
None so far this year, but 3 Phish shows this past fall. Also going to Michael Buble late march with my wife and to Taylor Swift with my 5 yr old daughter a few days later.
Ordered tickets last week for Slayer/Megadeth later this year. Thought I'd throw one in a little different than most acts on the thread!

Bill
According to the Mrs. we are going to see Muse in a week or so. I hope it's a good show, they are one of the few newer bands that I've felt worthy of my hard earned cd dollars.

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