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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Last night saw Iron Maiden at BB&T Center in South Florida. Amazing show but WOW did the the venue fall flat on its face. They couldn't seemingly get people in the door as the credit card entry system was malfunctioning. Was total chaos once inside.


So, in other words, there was the usual chaos, just for an additional reason this time?
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Leon Bridges @ massey hall. So good.


Awesome. I ate at the restaurant he washed dishes at not too long ago.

He was always singing in the kitchen.
Saw Bruuuuce last night in Oakland. At 66, he and the E Street Band still put on an amazing show (3-1/2 hours without a break). Very few performers have ever been in touch with their fans as he is.
Sold my tickets for Bruce in L.A. this Thursday to a friend who hasn't seen him before. Having seen the tour once in Florida last month I just didn't want to see the first two hours of the show again where he plays The River album straight through. Still one of my all time favorite band, just not this tour.

Looking forward to going to The Who's farewell tour in May. It will be the fourth farewell tour of theirs I've been to over the last twenty years.
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:


It will be the fourth farewell tour of theirs I've been to over the last twenty years.


The "Brett Farve" of bands... Razz
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Sold my tickets for Bruce in L.A. this Thursday to a friend who hasn't seen him before. Having seen the tour once in Florida last month I just didn't want to see the first two hours of the show again where he plays The River album straight through. Still one of my all time favorite band, just not this tour.

Looking forward to going to The Who's farewell tour in May. It will be the fourth farewell tour of theirs I've been to over the last twenty years.


I remember being disappointed not to have tickets to their first farewell show at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto in 1981, I think it was. Especially since I lived a block behind the Gardens and heard everyone passing by on their way to the show.

Seen them twice since and would see them again if they came to town.
Yes that tour was the first farewell tour I remember going to. My senior year in high school. Now I have a son well into his high school years and they are still going strong LOL
Stepped out of my zone a bit (wife's choice) to see Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire. Overall, a very entertaining show. Chicago did a very balanced set from classic oldies up to the sugary poppy 80's ballads...but definitely favored their 70's stuff overall.
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Originally posted by Deryl1:
David Gilmour
Hollywood Bowl
Still has it
Best concert in years
David Crosby guests
So does he

Sweet. My cousin made the 1st show. We'll see him in NYC next month.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
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Originally posted by Deryl1:
David Gilmour
Hollywood Bowl
Still has it
Best concert in years
David Crosby guests
So does he

Sweet. My cousin made the 1st show. We'll see him in NYC next month.

No opener. Two sets with an intermission,3 songs encore. Lots of old PF stuff.
The Smashing Pumpkins at the Ace Hotel in LA last weekend:

With James Iha making a return & Jimmy back on drums, this was an incredible show. Unbiased from the Pumpkins being my favorite band, I'd easily say that this one was of the best live performances I have ever seen.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Bonnie Raitt at the Sony Centre tonight. 4th row centre.

She was as wonderful as always, and she was having a great time. But as good as she was, I was blindsided by how good the openers were. Had never heard of them, but holy mother of G, they had me grinning from ear to ear.

The California Honeydrops

Vinoevelo, you have to check them out. You'll love them.

http://youtu.be/-xEOfdqGCmY

http://youtu.be/zxHnSy1YmBs

http://youtu.be/L10kR8b5MIc


The California Honeydrops are great. They'll be back at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA over the 4th of July. It's a great festival with very talented musicians. I make the road trip from South Dakota every year to meet friends.
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Originally posted by Deryl1:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
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Originally posted by Deryl1:
David Gilmour
Hollywood Bowl
Still has it
Best concert in years
David Crosby guests
So does he

Sweet. My cousin made the 1st show. We'll see him in NYC next month.

No opener. Two sets with an intermission,3 songs encore. Lots of old PF stuff.


I missed the Anaheim show but friends went and said it was awesome and much closer to authentic PF then when Roger Waters tours.
Mudcrutch at observatory in OC

Tom Petty is playing a handful of secret shows around the country in very small venues. Check ticket master. Will sell out very quickly as word gets out.
Iron Maiden last night at the United Center. Mostly great; a few sound issues. Amazing the energy they can still project. I really enjoyed the set list. Ears are still ringing...
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Would have thought they worked out the sound kinks in the earlier shows

More electronic/tech issues than overall sound dialing in. Janick's guitar and Bruce's mic had some cutting in and out. And Bruce strained a few times on faster songs. Overall though, no complaints. Other than the stupidity of funneling all of us GA patrons through one entrance.
Andrew Bird with opening band Boogarins.

I"ve seen Andrew Bird before at the Hollywood Bowl with The Decemberists (accompanied by the LA Philharmonic) and he was once again very good but the Boogarins stole the show last night.

They're a Brazilian psychedelic funk/rock band and were really bloody good.
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Originally posted by billhike:
Iron Maiden last night at the United Center. Mostly great; a few sound issues. Amazing the energy they can still project. I really enjoyed the set list. Ears are still ringing...

It was after a concert in the 70s that my ears started ringing. It was a few months later I discovered I had tinnitus. All people, especially the young, should take precautions at loud concerts.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Iron Maiden last night at the United Center. Mostly great; a few sound issues. Amazing the energy they can still project. I really enjoyed the set list. Ears are still ringing...

It was after a concert in the 70s that my ears started ringing. It was a few months later I discovered I had tinnitus. All people, especially the young, should take precautions at loud concerts.


This is no joke - good post, TOM.

I probably average less then 2 indoor concerts a year these days. But a few years ago when starting to work out again I brought my iPod with ear buds to the gym, and played it quite loud. I also tend to listen to music in my car pretty loud, when driving alone. I like to actually feel it, and most of my music preferences are towards the heavier side. About a year ago I started noticing a constant ringing in my ears, in the evening at home where it's usually quiet. I'm very certain that this was more due to the earbuds and cranking the car stereo than occasional concerts. I'll blame this for my "hiatus" from working out. Smile I've now kept the volumes in the car much lower.

I really love music, particularly live from the energy you get when a band is performing well and getting into it. I won't avoid going to any shows I want to attend out of fear for my hearing, but I'm definitely more careful about it these days. Other than the ringing, I don't believe I've suffered any "loss" of hearing, although I've not had it checked out by a professional.
I worked quite a few shows in my youth as either a roadie or security and developed serious tinnitus shortly afterwards. Not sure there is a direct connection - my father and grandfather both suffered serious hearing loss in the elder years - but my own hearing has deteriorated to the point that I've worn a hearing aid for 3+ years now. Odds are those working so close to those speakers didn't help.
I was just happy my wife carries extra ear plugs with her as for the Vegas Iron Maiden show, I had to use them. Smaller venue than the Arena in Ft. Lauderdale 4 days prior and it was just too loud to handle without them. I think my ears thank me too. Will probably continue to use when at indoor venues in the future like the 98Rockfest later this month for Disturbed, Shinedown, Chevelle & Ghost
David Gilmour @ MSG. 3rd row. Loved it.
Maybe an historic concert as he is looking his age and may never have a big tour in North America again. Can still play it though. And how.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
David Gilmour @ MSG. 3rd row. Loved it.
Maybe an historic concert as he is looking his age and may never have a big tour in North America again. Can still play it though. And how.


How I wish I was there.....

Saw Steve Miller Band tonight at pechanga courtesy of a client. Great venue, good concert..... Not David Gilmour
Currently holding tickets for George Thorogood, Journey/Doobie Brothers and Roger Hodgson (Supertramp).

Is it too obvious that I'm into dino-rock? bluesbros
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Originally posted by billhike:
So for this one, in addition to earplugs necessities are a walker and oxygen tank? Wink


and Depends......
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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:
quote:
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:
quote:
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:
quote:
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.
Last night at Amway Center in Orlando: Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla. Another night reliving my teenage years.
Last week we saw a local jazz show with a nice ensemble backing for Marvin Stamm with Dave Katz as a special guest trumpet. Stamm is a tremendous trumpeter and has been playing since the 60's with just about everyone in the last 50 years. A great evening.
I haven't been to a concert in a long time, but Saturday night we went to see Darius Rucker. A band called Dan + Shay opened (there was another opener, but we missed him) and they were pretty darn good as well. Hearing Darius Rucker sing his old Hootie and the Blowfish tunes, as well as his more recent country songs, was great. He ended with a very nice rendition of "Purple Rain" (which again reinforced what a great songwriter Prince was).
Heading to an outdoor music event tonight with the Old '97s. Shinyribs, which is Kevin Russell's new band after The Gourds broke up, are opening so should be a fun night.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Heading to an outdoor music event tonight with the Old '97s. Shinyribs, which is Kevin Russell's new band after The Gourds broke up, are opening so should be a fun night.

VB would love your impressions of Shinyribs and how much (or little) they sound like The Gourds. My brother in law is a severe Gourdhead; the kind that thinks nothing of driving 12 hours to a show and driving home the next day. I've kind of taken a liking to them by osmosis.
J - highly recommend you and your bro-in-law take a listen to Shinyribs. Compared to The Gourds they're a little more funk (great little horn section) and little less country, and just as entertaining. They opened for the Old 97s and things should have been reversed. Not going to sound exactly like The Gourds but close, and for my taste better. Let me know what you think.
We went to see Andrea Bocelli on Friday night. Amazing show with guest sopranos Renee Fleming and Maria Aleida, as well as Jessica Sanchez from American Idol. She actually performed more songs with Bocelli than the two sopranos, and she did well.

The crowd was a freak show though. Not sure exactly what I was expecting, but I thought it might be an older, more affluent crowd. I was wrong on that one. People of all ages and it looked as though maybe the circus was in town.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
We went to see Andrea Bocelli on Friday night. Amazing show with guest sopranos Renee Fleming and Maria Aleida, as well as Jessica Sanchez from American Idol. She actually performed more songs with Bocelli than the two sopranos, and she did well.

The crowd was a freak show though. Not sure exactly what I was expecting, but I thought it might be an older, more affluent crowd. I was wrong on that one. People of all ages and it looked as though maybe the circus was in town.

Very nice! Strange crowd though.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
We went to see Andrea Bocelli on Friday night.

Jealous - saw him a few years ago and it was one of the most amazing and moving performances I've ever experienced live. He's coming through these parts again but we've got a conflict and will miss it.
This Friday, an epic day for me...

I'll see the Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck et al at the Kennedy Center with my 11 year old granddaughter. A walk, dinner out, the concert and a walk home with one of my favorite people in the world. Life is good.

PH
Thanks to the Ticketmaster settlement I'll be seeing some shows this summer for free:

Dierks Bentley
Def Leppard
Brantley Gilbert
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Thanks to the Ticketmaster settlement I'll be seeing some shows this summer for free:
Def Leppard

Still a horrendous qpr. Razz
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Thanks to the Ticketmaster settlement I'll be seeing some shows this summer for free:
Def Leppard

Still a horrendous qpr. Razz


You and I must have to agree to disagree on DL. Loved them as a teen..and their setlist is heavily tilted to those 80's glory days.

All these freebies (my other Def Leppard tickets in May were freebies too) allowed me to afford VIP M&G tickets for Ghost in November Big Grin
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Thanks to the Ticketmaster settlement I'll be seeing some shows this summer for free:
Def Leppard

Still a horrendous qpr. Razz


You and I must have to agree to disagree on DL. Loved them as a teen..and their setlist is heavily tilted to those 80's glory days.

All these freebies (my other Def Leppard tickets in May were freebies too) allowed me to afford VIP M&G tickets for Ghost in November Big Grin

All good, and I'm sure you know I'm just having fun with you. Wink The only thing in my area of note was Black Sabbath's "final" tour. I don't like them enough to stand on a grassy slope, even for free. Important band, but...

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