*far* from sucking but right where i left them last time i saw them(1980ish). definately boring but i'd blame the setlist.

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rush tonight, performimg "moving pictures" in it's entirety. i missed it last year and am thankful to get this second chance! Smile


So, how bad did they suck?
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End of April - Tony Bennett and Flogging Molly


I'm going to assume that they're not playing together...

In the last couple weeks saw Helmet at House of Blues, and The 88 at a small venue.
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Yeah - gotta love Flogging Molly. They come through Austin once a year to a great outdoor venue so we've caught them several times as well. One of my favorite bands.

So I'm all excited about Kings of Leon tonight, right? The wife and I work in the same location and we agreed it best to lock our computers in my office rather than leave them in the back of the car in a parking garage downtown all night. We get all the way to the venue and as we are parking I scream "OH S***!" the tickets are in my laptop bag safely in my office 20 miles away. By the time we would've gotten back there in traffic, then back downtown in traffic - no way. We grabbed dinner with a nice 07 Phelps Cab and came on home.

If you saw or will see Kings of Leon on this tour, and it was good, please don't post about it!

What a moron...


Brutal. I am the King of forgetting things and losing things, but for some reason I've never forgotten my tickets. The closest I've come is driving halfway down my street and going back to the house. Surprising.

I would have grabbed some scalpers...
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My ears have finally recovered!! Up the Irons!!!!


Iron Maiden is still a top live band after all these years, and their stuff isn't easy to play.
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Attended a weekend for the band Marillion on Montreal. Three shows over three nights. Utter magic!

Eek This was completely off my radar!

Glad it was so great. I'd have loved to attend this.

Dick - In town and no heads-up??? Would have been great to meet you and share a couple. Next time, do provide some notice, eh?


The good news for Marillion fans in North America is that they will be coming over for full-fledged tour next year, probably in the summer. Even if you were a fan when Fish was the singer be sure to catch them. The shows are really great.

The following week I caught three RUSH concerts over five nights (Toledo, Cleveland, and Detroit) and thought all were stellar shows. The Cleveland show was filmed for a new DVD and Alex Lifeson appeared a little tense early on, but by the second half he was on fire.
Lolla lineup was announced this week. I think I'd like to check out one day of it this year, whichever one has the most acts I'd be interested in (probably whatever day Eminem headlines).
Sparty, are you a fan of Foo Fighters? I would put them in the top 3 or 4 live shows I've ever sean, mainly due to the energy of Dave Grohl. I'm hoping their Lolla appearance doesn't mean they don't do an arena show in the area.

I was kinda hoping metal's "Big 4" would have made this a midwest stop.
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Last night - Arcade Fire. Great high energy show.
I was out of town when they came to Vancouver last year, what a shame. From what I've seen on youtube, they seem as brilliant live as they do on disc.
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Sparty, are you a fan of Foo Fighters?

Not a big fan, but enjoy quite a few of the songs I've heard. They are someone I would be interested in seeing if the timing worked out, but won't plan around. I have a buddy that was pretty excited that they are playing at Lolla, so there is a chance I may tag along with him.
The Mrs and I caught the Moody Blues last Friday in Houston. A really good show and surprised how well these guys (and gals) played. Graeme Edge (drummer) is now 70 and still going strong.
i saw ted nugent "jam" with the les paul trio last week. anton fig sat in on drums. "route 66", "stranglehold", "stormtrooper", "cat scratch fever"....that was about it....
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U2 360

Excellent. How were they?

I'm seeing them in 2 weeks with Lenny Kravitz opening. I saw Kravitz when I was in my early teens (or maybe even younger?) opening for the Stones in an 80,000 person stadium and I may have had the worst seats in the house; I've never seen U2 in concert, so needless to say, I'm quite excited.
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U2 360

Excellent. How were they?

I'm seeing them in 2 weeks with Lenny Kravitz opening. I saw Kravitz when I was in my early teens (or maybe even younger?) opening for the Stones in an 80,000 person stadium and I may have had the worst seats in the house; I've never seen U2 in concert, so needless to say, I'm quite excited.

The concert is tonight. I will post a review on FB or here. Smile
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Originally posted by gigabit:
U2 360

Excellent. How were they?

I'm seeing them in 2 weeks with Lenny Kravitz opening. I saw Kravitz when I was in my early teens (or maybe even younger?) opening for the Stones in an 80,000 person stadium and I may have had the worst seats in the house; I've never seen U2 in concert, so needless to say, I'm quite excited.

The concert is tonight. I will post a review on FB or here. Smile


Insert envious graemlin here..... Tried several times to get tickets and failed, had free tickets once I could not use, the gods do not want me to see these Dubliners. Frown
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Paco de Lucia tonight at the Montreal Jazz Festival.


Very nice. I will play his music tonight and think about you and D. Wink

I really need to attend the Festival one year.
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Paco de Lucia tonight at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

I really need to attend the Festival one year.

A PHENOMENAL concert! Well worth seeking out for anyone who appreciates Flemenco and Spanish guitar. Incredible passion all evening.
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Paco de Lucia tonight at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

I really need to attend the Festival one year.

A PHENOMENAL concert! Well worth seeking out for anyone who appreciates Flemenco and Spanish guitar. Incredible passion all evening.
very cool K...I hope to see him someday. Cool
On consecutive nights in Las Vegas I caught shows by Deep Purple and Rush.

Deep Purple (backed by a 30-plus person orchestra) was enjoyable even though Ian Gillan's voice is showing signs of wear and tear. An intimate venue (Pearl Theater inside Palm Casino) had good accoustics but it was a bit loud. The set-list contained all the classics and some lesser known tunes as well. My only disappointment was the omission of "Ted the Mechanic" and "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" off the Purpendicular album.

The opening act for Deep Purple (Ernie & the Automatics) was actually very enjoyable. Comprised of former members of Boston (Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian) and J. Geils Band they played a rousing 40 minute set that included a great medley from Boston's debut album.

Rush played at the Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand and as usual they were outstanding. The show lasted for three hours (no opening act) and the second half was kicked off by them playing the Moving Pictures album in its entirety. Songs like "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight" and "Red Barchetta" are staples of FM radio so I can take or leave them. Seeing the band perform "The Camera Eye", "Witch Hunt" and "Vital Signs" however was a real treat.

A special nod to Howard Ungerleider who designs and oversees Rush's light show. Visually this show is as stunning as the music.
Airborne Toxic Event w/ Calder Quartet - easily one of the most innovative, interesting and talented indie/alternative group of musicians performing today. An absolutely compelling performance.

My Chemical Romance - Terrific music but the band seemed somewhat disinterested to go along with a lousy LA crowd. Can someone please demolish the Hollywood Palladium?
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Can someone please demolish the Hollywood Palladium?


It has been a long time, but one of the more memorable concerts I attended was at the Palladium: Jane's Addiction with The Pixies as the opening act.
Just saw John Legend and Sade myself Saturday At Pru. Center in Newark.John Legend was very good but a little too loud and too much bass(body vibrations).As for Sade it was absolutley mesmerizing.Very sensual, still has an excellent voice ,she looked great and the band was so tight (precise)just awsome.If she coming your way check it out.Real class
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Originally posted by Adam10:
I had no idea Sade was still performing...

It's odd to me to open a newspaper to the Arts section and see so many performers (many that I didn't know were still alive) playing at Indian casinos and state fairs around here. Coming to our state fair later this summer is Peter and Paul (no Mary Frown) and Cheap Trick. Really?
Later comes Sammy Hagar, Chicago, The Flaming Lips, and Counting Crows.
Now Weird Al and Larry the Cable Guy, sure. But the rest? Didn't these guys save any of their money? Just sad.
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Didn't these guys save any of their money? Just sad.

Compare ticket prices when these bands were in their heyday and now. Hard to pass up if you can still belt it out, methinks.
Hence the Rolling Stones still touring - and getting paid handsomely. I think an equal amount of time has passed since their last noteworthy songwriting experieence as me sprouting my first body hair.
I was referring more to settling for the venues they're now playing. Seems quite a comedown from stadiums and concert halls.
I remember seeing Blue Oyster Cult at a roadhouse here a few years back.

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