Johnny Cash tribute at ACL Live for what would have been his 80th birthday - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan from Train, Ronnie Dunn, Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, and a huge list of others with an all-star band fronted by Don Was. Hosted by Matthew McConaughay.

Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Johnny Cash tribute at ACL Live for what would have been his 80th birthday - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan from Train, Ronnie Dunn, Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, and a huge list of others with an all-star band fronted by Don Was. Hosted by Matthew McConaughay.

Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


Standing ovation! Cool
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:

Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


I'm sure you'll see it there as well...
Cool

Or the next time our local public TV station needs to raise money....
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Johnny Cash tribute at ACL Live for what would have been his 80th birthday - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan from Train, Ronnie Dunn, Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, and a huge list of others with an all-star band fronted by Don Was. Hosted by Matthew McConaughay.


Standing ovation! Cool

+1
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Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
Saw The Boss and the new E Street Band last night in San Jose. Uneven concert with some amazing highlights. Can't believe a 62-year old can still play for 3 hours (without a break) and move like he does. Nice tribute to Clarence too.


Glad to read that. I only saw them once, and it was one of the last shows Danny Federici (sp?) played. I'm thankful I got to see the entire lineup.
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Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
Saw The Boss and the new E Street Band last night in San Jose. Uneven concert with some amazing highlights. Can't believe a 62-year old can still play for 3 hours (without a break) and move like he does. Nice tribute to Clarence too.


Saw him two weeks ago in Cleveland. 6th Boss show, and I thought it was his best. solid the whole way, everyone on their feet the entire 3 hours. Can't pick a favorite, but 'Youngstown' always has special meaning, and 'My City of Ruins' was great. Pulled a little girl (about 10) out of the crowd to sing on the stage, which was a cool touch.
Clarence tribute very moving.
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.


Is the Montreal Jazz Fest on your list also?
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Originally posted by Adam10:
I think I want to go to Osheaga in Montreal this year. Is it same location? I know there's no camping (fine by me!) but what's the hotel situation like, Montrealers? Simples?

Good idea, Adam. I just might check this out for once.

No specific recommendations. Check out hotels.com. I've come across some pretty good deals in Montreal for out-of-towners with that one. For Montreal, best overall IMO.

Check there first. If you want feedback on specific Hotels, we'd be happy to provide. Wink
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The annual "SunFest" is coming up this weekend in West Palm Beach.

I have tickets for Sunday night: Foreigner is playing. But my kids want to see "Pitbull" instead... Eek

The wife wants to see Matisyahu.


The Sunfest lineup hasnt been good in a decade.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.


Highly, highly recommended. Had an absolutely amazing time. First time in the 40 years of the NO Jazz Fest that Tom Petty played.
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The annual "SunFest" is coming up this weekend in West Palm Beach.

I have tickets for Sunday night: Foreigner is playing. But my kids want to see "Pitbull" instead... Eek

The wife wants to see Matisyahu.


The Sunfest lineup hasnt been good in a decade.


Yeah. I call it "SunPest" because it snarls up all the traffic around downtown West Palm. I can hear the bands rehearse during business hours on Thursday and Friday.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.


Is the Montreal Jazz Fest on your list also?


Absolutely!
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Roger Waters the Wall on sat night.

Amazing.

Had no idea G.E. Smith was part of the band either.


I'm going to the Pittsburgh show on the 3rd. Saw him in Columbus last year, it was like a Theater production. The sound was amazing. Cannot wait!
Saw the Dukes of September last nite in Santa Rosa. This group comes together a few times a year to play together. Donald Fagan (Steeley Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs. Three horns, three pianos, two female backup singers,etc. Great show, standing ovations, all in great form. The old guys really rocked the house. The age group was defintely 50+. I give it 95 points.
Just got tickets to see Gretchen Parlato at Duc des Lombards Jazz Club in Paris tomorrow night.

Working on tickets to hear chamber group Les Solistes Francais at St. Chapelle on Thursday-- great program of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Pachabel's Canon, Albinoni's Adagio in what should be an absolutely amazing venue for that music.

Lots of musical options in Paris this month.
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour.

That's not your first time making the multi-city rounds, Dick.
How do you do that? Eek Confused
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
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Originally posted by kingofcool:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
adding Neil Young and Crazy Horse to this year's hit list.


What do you think about the new album?


Haven't heard it yet. You?


They played Gallows Pole here on the radio and it sounded great. I'd like to hear more of it before I spring for it though.
At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.
Montreal Jazz festival highlights.
Bill Frisell
Jack Bruce, Cindy Blackman, John Medeski and Vernon Reid, Spectrum Road
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone
Miles Smiles
with Wallace Roney, Bill Evans, Darryl Jones, Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Coryell and Omar Hakim
James Carter Organ Trio
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.


Yeah, it's nice. I think that's the setlist just about every night there, but they still do a nice job of it.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour.

That's not your first time making the multi-city rounds, Dick.
How do you do that? Eek Confused


I travel a lot for my work (all across North America) and am often able to tailor my schedule enough to allow me to catch shows of my favorite bands. I also have found that using concerts as an entertainment tool for my work is much better than simply taking customers to dinner or playing golf.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
Marillion


I do not know these guys, but have heard enough positive posts here to have my interest piqued. Anyone want to recommend an album or a few cuts as excellent examples of their stuff?

PH


Marillion are a British band who achieved great success in the mid 80's only to lose their singer (who goes by the name Fish) as a result of conflict with other band members. A new singer named Steve Hogarth joined the band circa '88/'89 and they've been going strong ever since.

The two singers however are completely different so the albums of the band with Fish - while great - do not represent what they sounded like once Hogarth came onboard. They made 4 albums with Fish of which I would recommend starting off with "Misplaced Childhood".

With Hogarth (also referred to as "H") the band has produced about a dozen albums. It's hard to describe their music but among the latter albums I would suggest starting off with "Marbles", "Seasons End", "Holidays In Eden" or "Brave".

The Marillion website (www.marillion.com) is also a good place to hear samples of their music.
Very breathy, kinda sexy, and very poetic, image-laden lyrics that I appreciated though she's far from Leonard Cohen's level at this stage of her career. We enjoyed her very much, though others might not.

Her backup combo was outstanding, especially the keyboard/piano player. Small club venue suits her style, and the more intimate, the better I think she comes across.
Out to Ravinia tonight to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with guest violinist Joshua Bell perform:

Barber: The School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Ravel: Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody

Nothing like an outdoor concert when it's supposed to be 100 degrees with severe thunderstorms. At least we'll be in the pavilion. Smile
Thursday night : Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo, Stanley Jordan.
Sunday night:Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo.
Tuesday - Hot Tuna
Wednesday - Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene John Molo and more ...
Friday - Phil Lesh with YMSB
Saturday - Jackie Greene
Sunday - Jerry Garcia day in SF - many bands..

Wow a busy week !
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Originally posted by Adam10:
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Originally posted by theweb:
Tuesday night, Coldplay in Toronto.


My condolences...


Big Grin
I went with my nephew who had an extra ticket. He took his old uncle since he thinks I'm a super cool dude (smart boy). I thought it was a good concert and I don't mind the music. The crowd was into it and I'm a fan. Fun times!
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Originally posted by theweb:
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Originally posted by Adam10:
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Originally posted by theweb:
Tuesday night, Coldplay in Toronto.


My condolences...


Big Grin
I went with my nephew who had an extra ticket. He took his old uncle since he thinks I'm a super cool dude (smart boy). I thought it was a good concert and I don't mind the music. The crowd was into it and I'm a fan. Fun times!


My wife and I saw them a few years back, tremendous show. Unfortunately none of the dates this tour will work for us.
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Originally posted by hippomon:
Thursday night : Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo, Stanley Jordan.
Sunday night:Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo.
Tuesday - Hot Tuna
Wednesday - Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene John Molo and more ...
Friday - Phil Lesh with YMSB
Saturday - Jackie Greene
Sunday - Jerry Garcia day in SF - many bands..

Wow a busy week !

How is Terrapin Crossroads?
Lived in Marin in the late eighties.
Grate week Hippomon!!
TXR was great on Thursday night with Stanley Jordan. He took the band to a new level - it was a new band with him.

TXR was also great for Jerry's birthday. Phil gave a touching speech about Jerry. Let me know if you want a copy !

Tomorrow is NRPS at the new sweet water !
Friday is Neil Young at outside lands.
Life is tough in the bay area Smile

Hippo_mon@yahoo.com
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
CSN . . . this past Thursday night.


...in their day. Cool


David Crosby and Graham Nash can still kick it. They did an acoustic version (just the two of them singing, with Crosby playing an acoustic guitar) of Guinevere that brought the house down. It was amazing. Stephen Stills, unfortunately, is struggling. It appears that he is losing his hearing; thus, can't hear himself sing.

Overall, the three best songs of the night were Guinevere, Wooden Ships and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.
I caught the last show of Iron Maiden's 2012 tour in Houston last night. My first time to see them live and they were really, really good - playing for almost two hours in an extremely humid outdoor venue.

Opening act Coheed & Cambria were more of an interest to me but their sound mix was terrible and extremely LOUD. Too bad as it was so loud it has hard to distinguish one song from another.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:


Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


Or the next time our local public TV station needs to raise money....


Watching it on the local PBS affiliate right now...
Wink
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I caught the last show of Iron Maiden's 2012 tour in Houston last night. My first time to see them live and they were really, really good - playing for almost two hours in an extremely humid outdoor venue.

Opening act Coheed & Cambria were more of an interest to me but their sound mix was terrible and extremely LOUD. Too bad as it was so loud it has hard to distinguish one song from another.


Too bad you caught the 2nd month of the tour as Alice Cooper opened for the first month. The Maiden set list for this tour was frankly amazing. I loved the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album and to see it showcased like it was brought me back to being 17 again.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Lyle Lovett tonight Cool


Gotta say whether you enjoy his music or not, if you ever get a chance to see him live you must do it. One of the most entertaining performers I've ever seen. Great music, fabulous band, great stories and interaction, and he always goes for about three hours. Fantastic show!
I attended opening night of this year's Rush tour in support of their new "Clockwork Angels" album. While technically not perfect, the show was amazing with a greatly revamped set-list from last year's "Time Machine" tour. The three-hour show (minus a 15 minute intermission) included an almost entirely new stage set-up and video segments. A strong recommendation for this one.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Eek WOW! I was not even aware that they had a tour engaged. Just checked their website for Mtl. Only extreme nose-bleed sections available Frown

I must get myself on an announcement list for the next go-around


Check out some of the message boards for the band (for example www.counterparts.com ) and you will find a fair number of fans looking to share a pair of tickets or have some to sell.
While in Florence last week, we got an invite to the home of Gregorio Nardi, a classical pianist and grandson of a former mayor of Florence. After some apperativo, we sat and listed to him play a Rondo from one of the Beethovan sonatas, and then a few works by Schumann.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Finally saw Jersey Boys last night. If you were weaned on rock'n'roll in the '60s, you have to love it. I did.

Saw Jersey boys a couple years ago. Reminded me a bit of Beatlemania which I saw in the late 70's.

Last weekend saw Bruce Springsteen at Wrigley Field.

VM
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Eek WOW! I was not even aware that they had a tour engaged. Just checked their website for Mtl. Only extreme nose-bleed sections available Frown

I must get myself on an announcement list for the next go-around


Check out some of the message boards for the band (for example www.counterparts.com ) and you will find a fair number of fans looking to share a pair of tickets or have some to sell.


I also caught show #4 in Indianapolis on Thursday night, which was also very good. The thing to note is that all four shows have had different set lists, something almost unheard of for Rush.
While in Columbus, Ohio this week I caught a show by two bands I would describe as symphonic heavy metal - Nightwish and Kamelot.

I had never heard Kamelot before this show but was won over by their music and stage show. I look forward to seeing them again in the future.

It was my second time to see Nightwish, a band from Finland fronted by an operatic-style female singer (Annette Olson). In addition to the routine guitar/bass/drums instruments, Nightwish are also fairly keyboard intensive and of late have incorporated Troy Donockley on something akin to the bagpipes. Their bombastic orchestrations flavored with a Celtic flair and heavy metal riffs makes for some really interesting music. It's not for everyone but I love it.
checked out ian anderson of jethro tull doing the entire thick as a brick album (awesome)as well as the entire thick as a brick 2 album (NOT awesome) fiishing witha few clasics. Overwall good show.

Within past month or so I saw roger waters, mickey hart, tribute to levon helms, lots of indie shows on the island and in nyc.
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Originally posted by differentdave:
checked out ian anderson of jethro tull doing the entire thick as a brick album (awesome)as well as the entire thick as a brick 2 album (NOT awesome) fiishing witha few clasics. Overwall good show.



Sounds great. In NY?
I'm delving into my teenage years on Friday night with Loverboy, Pat Benetar and Journey.

This is payback for my g/f agreeing to go to Alice Cooper/Iron Maiden in Atlanta with me in June.

I'm sure I'll enjoy it more than she enjoyed Maiden, though she has to listen to them all the time Smile Then again, I unfortunately know who One Direction is.....Frown
The last six days saw me attend three concerts.

In Austin, Texas I saw Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH (whom I mentioned earlier) with new lead singer Floor Janson replacing Annette Olzon. The two women have somewhat different voices and I was interested to see how Ms. Janson would do replacing Ms. Olzon who abruptly left/was thrown out of the band. In my opinion this was an step up as Floor Janson is a highly trained operatic singer and extremely attractive. She dominated the stage throughout and I hope she stays with this band for a long time.

The other two concerts were both by RUSH in their home town of Toronto. The tour supporting their new Clockwork Angels albums just gets better and better, with most of the setlist coming from the keyboard-heavy albums of the 1980's. I loved it.
Peter Gabriel So revisited tour last weekend. He can still hit those haunting notes, but he has gotten older and rounder. Wanted more of my favorites, but was satisfied with the show.

Aussie Pink Floyd on tap this Sunday. I will go prepared.

The bus was backing into Rob Zombie's driveway here in town today. He must be headed out for a tour.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Norah Jones coming up on Friday. Cool


I love it when you go to a show and the performer sounds better than the CD - no need for technological assistance. Ms. Jones is amazing and puts on a great show. Easy on the eyes as well.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Norah Jones coming up on Friday. Cool


I love it when you go to a show and the performer sounds better than the CD - no need for technological assistance. Ms. Jones is amazing and puts on a great show. Easy on the eyes as well.

Very jealous, VB. I was unable to attend her concert when she came here in August.
Australian Pink Floyd was pretty good. Instrument play was pretty much spot on and vocals, although not the real McCoy, were not bad. Since I will never see the genuine article again, this will have to suffice. Still want to see David Gilmour live someday. Seeing a band like this makes one appreciate him even more.
Paul McCartney last night in Houston. First time for me to see him live and if you close your eyes you'd swear it was him in the heyday of The Beatles or Wings - Sir Paul still sounds AMAZING! It was probably 60% Beatles, 30% Wings and the rest more recent solo stuff (the latest album is really good by the way).

One of the best shows I've seen in my life.
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Paul McCartney last night in Houston. First time for me to see him live and if you close your eyes you'd swear it was him in the heyday of The Beatles or Wings - Sir Paul still sounds AMAZING! It was probably 60% Beatles, 30% Wings and the rest more recent solo stuff (the latest album is really good by the way).

Not that I want to age myself, but I saw the Beatles in November '64 here in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens. It was unbelievable. The enrgy was more than palpable. I've seen McCartney twice since, and he is still a remarkable showman,singer/songwriter and musician. Long live Sir Paul. Winner
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
Headed to see Bob Dylan tomorrow night at the Excel Energy Center. Wicked excited!


Excellent!


The man is 71 years old and still touring. You have to respect that. You'd better know the words before you go however, because if you don't (my companion did not), it's a little like going to a foreign film without subtitles. You may pick up and word here and there, but the rest is just gibberish.

We had a great time and I can add Bob Dylan to the short list of musical legends I've had the good fortune to see live.
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
A the end of November, Neil Young with Patti Smith at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Can't recall the last time I was as excited about an opening act as I was for the headliner. Have seen Neil several times over the years.


I will see you there, Bruce! Know any good BYOWs in the area?
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
A the end of November, Neil Young with Patti Smith at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Can't recall the last time I was as excited about an opening act as I was for the headliner. Have seen Neil several times over the years.


I will see you there, Bruce! Know any good BYOWs in the area?


Sorry, I don't. The venue is pretty much located in the middle of nowhere.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ the ACC this past Monday.


We're seeing them Saturday night in Ottawa. Please tell me he played the old classics, and lots from Rust, and not so much the newer stuff?


it was more of a crazy horse show than a neil show. lots of new material, lots of improvisation and going off track for a while. Very electric, little to no acoustic other than for a few new songs. More Arc than Rust.

Got a few old classics, but still - it was a crazy horse show, not neil young show.

as a plus, he did start the show by having everyone stand for the national anthem. probably the only time i'll get to do that at the ACC this year.
We have a tradition of starting the holiday season with a jazz Christmas concert every year, and luckily the show we like has a tradition of starting their holiday tour in Austin the last few years. Just got back from this year's version and it was great as always - Peter White, Rick Braun and Mindy Abair. Always gets us in the spirit early.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ the ACC this past Monday.


We're seeing them Saturday night in Ottawa. Please tell me he played the old classics, and lots from Rust, and not so much the newer stuff?


I went to see them last night Bman. While you will be happy to know he played Powderfinger, the only other Rust song was the obvious Hey, Hey, My, My closer. He does play Needle & Damage Done and Cinnamon Girl. A couple from Ragged Glory including a fun version of Fucking Up. Overall...not bad.

Oh btw, don't be late. Patti Smith is the opening act, which I was not aware of before the show. Cool
McCartney. Went in with guarded expectations, and came out with mind blown. The man was amazing. He knows his voice ain't what it used to be but didn't hold back at all on any of the songs, just went for it. Way better than expected. And this was the second of two back to back nights!
Neil Young was great - wild and crazy metal guitar, not all of it recognizable as any particular tune, for at least a third of the show. I could have lived without the 5 minutes of Neil playing nothing but screetching feedback in the middle of the show, but otherwise I enjoyed it immensely.

And 3 days later I found myself in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, again on free tickets thanks to my wonderful daughter, watching Cheap Trick and Aerosmith. Fell into a 70s time warp for a few hours, especially with Cheap Trick who played all the hits and were great fun. Icing on the cake was that I was there with my kids. Had the foresight years ago to ensure that they understood and appreciated the delights of classic stadium rock. And ended up in a section ful of drunken chicas dancing their brains out in their seats, just like back in the day. A good time was had by all!!! Banana
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Originally posted by bman:
3 days later I found myself in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, again on free tickets thanks to my wonderful daughter, watching Cheap Trick and Aerosmith.


They played here during F1 weekend and I thought about pulling the trigger on tickets to see Cheap Trick (pass on Aerosmith) but didn't. Sounds like I should have. Bang
I used the term time warp because Cheap Trick were their old selves, boppin' all over the stage, cracking jokes, making faces, playing all the old hits adding extra choruses at the end just for fun. The crowd loved them - they spent 3 minutes on stage after the last song just soaking up the love. They got lots from me and the kids.
With all due respect to his greatness, influence and longevity, Buddy is really more of an "entertainer" than guitar player these days. Saw him at his club (for the 2nd time) a few years ago and also at the Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival in 2007. He is certainly still fun to watch, but they playing chops are a shadow of what they once were. I want to say it was the mid 90's when I saw him the first time. Just an observation; I'm not trying to disrespect the man by any means.
Flogging Molly last night at the Aragon Ballroom. They kicked major ass. The set was completely different than when we saw them a year ago, with many older songs pulled out. It was an extremely high energy set. One of the opening acts, Skinny Lister was very enterrtaining.

Dave King of FM reminds me of Dave Grohl in that those two guys onstage give the impression that they are having more fun than anyone else in the building. Bravo!
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Originally posted by billhike:
Flogging Molly last night at the Aragon Ballroom. They kicked major ass. The set was completely different than when we saw them a year ago, with many older songs pulled out. It was an extremely high energy set. One of the opening acts, Skinny Lister was very enterrtaining.

Dave King of FM reminds me of Dave Grohl in that those two guys onstage give the impression that they are having more fun than anyone else in the building. Bravo!


You and I are kindred spirits when it comes to these guys. They put on a fabulous show and I agree King is having just as much fun, if not more, than we are.

Haven't been to anything lately, but just looked at my ticket stack and am pleased to report we have Bob Schneider, Bobby Caldwell, Diana Krall and Clapton coming up over the next couple months so the calendar is looking better soon!
Saw Bobby Caldwell a couple weeks ago and forgot to post about it. Man that dude has some pipes - put on a great show.

Going to the Grand Am race at Circuit of the Americas this weekend and just learned Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears will be playing at the amphitheater on race day. Cool
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


If you're in NE Ohio was this concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland? I saw Rush there last year and the acoustics were great.
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


If you're in NE Ohio was this concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland? I saw Rush there last year and the acoustics were great.


We actually went to see her at the United Center in Chicago. However, I did see The Boss at The Q, and the acoustics were terrific.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.

Not usually my cup of tea, but her song, "Stupid Girls" came out at an opportune time to school my (very smart) daughter, who was trying to fit in socially with the (stupid) crowd. So I thank her for that.
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Originally posted by Merengue:
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


March birthday? Damn another coincidence. My wife bday is on the 17th. She is a 1976. Yours?


Wow, this is getting crazy...yeah, she is March (26th, early bday weekend) but I landed an older one, by a year!

We are definitely going to have to offline this year. We had a great time with the DC crew last year.
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Originally posted by Grapejuiceisgood:
Took the wife to Maroon Five on Saturday. Not a bad show surprisingly.


Good to know. My wife wants to go when they come here and I got tickets, not really all that fired up about it but willing to go for some of their music.
Last night, an Ann and Nancy Wilson acoustical set, with a couple current members of Heart. They spent a few minutes first talking with their biographer, Charles Cross. Then launched into several numbers. Man, they're both about 10 years older than me, but Ann has still got the pipes, and during the last song, Nancy bounced around the stage like a 17 year old. That would've killed my knees.
Great show, and congratulations to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for FINALLY coming to their senses.
I was pleasantly surprised by a group called String Fusion tonight. My wife took me to what I thought was some kind of community jazz band with a violinist. It turned out to be these guys. About half jazz and half rock covers with electric violin, electric guitar, bass (alternating between electric and double), drums, piano/keyboards, and sax/clarinet/flute. The end of the first set was Jessica, some Average White Band, a rocked up version of the presto from summer of the four seasons, and the devil went down to georgia. I was fairly blown away.

Here's a clip of them at a community event in youtube covering in memory of elizabeth reed:
elizabeth reed - electric violin
This may not really be a concert but I actually attended the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Thusday night. Aside from the borign speeches there were some great musical moments such as Randy Newman being accompanied by Tom Petty, Jackson Brown and John Fogerty; or Jennifer Hudson singing Donna Summer songs (and being fantastic), or Foo Fighters dressing up in wigs and kimonos to impersonate Rush.

For actual concerts I only have to wait until Tuesday when I see Rush in Austin, Texas on the opening night of their Clockwork Angels 2013 tour.

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