quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
quote:
Originally posted by Adam10:
I had no idea Sade was still performing...

Coming to our state fair later this summer is Peter and Paul (no Mary Frown)


Well, Mary died 2 years ago. We saw them at Wolf Trap on 4th of July weekend years ago. Good times.
quote:
Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
quote:
Originally posted by Adam10:
I had no idea Sade was still performing...

Coming to our state fair later this summer is Peter and Paul (no Mary Frown)


Well, Mary died 2 years ago. We saw them at Wolf Trap on 4th of July weekend years ago. Good times.


I think she died while choking on s corned beef sandwich
quote:
Originally posted by hendersonalsorises:
I think she died while choking on s corned beef sandwich


Roll Eyes Actually, she died of complications from a bone marrow transplant to treat her leukemia. Classy post, Henderson. Frown

PH
quote:
Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
quote:
Originally posted by hendersonalsorises:
I think she died while choking on s corned beef sandwich


Roll Eyes Actually, she died of complications from a bone marrow transplant to treat her leukemia. Classy post, Henderson. Frown

Mama Cass thought it was pretty hysterical

PH
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
I remember seeing Blue Oyster Cult at a roadhouse here a few years back.


They are playing the California State Fair this year. Saw them at an Indian Casino a couple years back.
Nearly 20 year old daughter got a last minute ticket for Katy Perry for $40, about 30 yards from the stage. Having the time of her life according to her live Facebook posts. And I still can't get U2 tickets for any seat at any price.... Frown Mad
quote:
Originally posted by KSC02:
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
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.


My guess is that these older bands are touring again because there is no more income generated from sales of CD's or record albums. The proliferation of using computers to copy albums has simply rendered the old business model obsolete and with a lot of record companies themselves going under the only way to make any money is going on the road to generate revenue from ticket sales and merchandise.
Opening of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia tonight, featuring Lang Lang on piano doing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Chopin's Andante Spianato in G Major and Grande Polonaise in E-flat Major, and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Always a good time at Ravinia.
quote:
Originally posted by Dick Tree:
quote:
Originally posted by KSC02:
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
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.


My guess is that these older bands are touring again because there is no more income generated from sales of CD's or record albums. The proliferation of using computers to copy albums has simply rendered the old business model obsolete and with a lot of record companies themselves going under the only way to make any money is going on the road to generate revenue from ticket sales and merchandise.


For most well known bands, there has always been more money in touring than in cd/tape/album sales. My guess is that these older bands are 1) bored and 2) like everyone, needing just a little more cash.

G
quote:
Originally posted by Juicy:
Will be seeing Ottmar Liebert on Sunday in the City. Really looking forward to this.

Saw him last month in a really nice venue in CT. He was excellent (bare-feet and all).
quote:
Originally posted by Sharkey:
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.


Steely Dan is going to be at Ravinia in August. I'd really like to see them. It sounds like they consistently do good shows?
Thoroughly enjoyed U2 in Chicago this week. They had some interesting additions from the 2009 version of the 360 Tour we caught in Dallas, like Gabby Gifford's husband introducing Beautiful Day from space. As always with them, amazing show that brought down the house. We were sitting in the first section off the ground and literally felt the stadium move with the crowd during Elevation - my wife looked at me and asked if I thought the structure was strong enough for it!
Okay. Saw Michael Buble last night. 320 or so people. Intimate, great setting - the lawn in front of the Rhine House at Beringer. Nice, decent, whatever. I don't get all the Buble love. Confused

HOWEVER!!!!!!!!! The opening act was a group called "Naturally 7". Awesome! They are basically an a capella act, except the members "play" musical instruments with their voices. Simply fantastic. If you ever have the opportunity to see them, GO!!!

Here is a long youtube video of them -

Naturally7
quote:
Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
Okay. Saw Michael Buble last night. 320 or so people. Intimate, great setting - the lawn in front of the Rhine House at Beringer. Nice, decent, whatever. I don't get all the Buble love. Confused

HOWEVER!!!!!!!!! The opening act was a group called "Naturally 7". Awesome! They are basically an a capella act, except the members "play" musical instruments with their voices. Simply fantastic. If you ever have the opportunity to see them, GO!!!

Here is a long youtube video of them -

Naturally7

I had just the reverse reaction when I saw the two of them here. Naturally 7 reminded me of one of those "America's Got Talent" acts. Couldn't wait for them to get off the stage.
First time I saw Buble, he had Jann Arden as his opener. Enjoyed her much more.
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
quote:
Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
Okay. Saw Michael Buble last night. 320 or so people. Intimate, great setting - the lawn in front of the Rhine House at Beringer. Nice, decent, whatever. I don't get all the Buble love. Confused

HOWEVER!!!!!!!!! The opening act was a group called "Naturally 7". Awesome! They are basically an a capella act, except the members "play" musical instruments with their voices. Simply fantastic. If you ever have the opportunity to see them, GO!!!

Here is a long youtube video of them -

Naturally7

I had just the reverse reaction when I saw the two of them here. Naturally 7 reminded me of one of those "America's Got Talent" acts. Couldn't wait for them to get off the stage.
First time I saw Buble, he had Jann Arden as his opener. Enjoyed her much more.


Well then we kind of had the same reaction. Both of us enjoyed the opening act more than Buble!
quote:
Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
quote:
Originally posted by Juicy:
Will be seeing Ottmar Liebert on Sunday in the City. Really looking forward to this.

Saw him last month in a really nice venue in CT. He was excellent (bare-feet and all).


Excellent in SF and bare-feet as well. Great evening.
Styx & Yes, last Saturday (July 31st) at the Maryhill Winery amphitheatre, on the Columbia Gorge.

A wonderful venue on a beautiful evening. Styx was fantastic. Yes was, unfortunately, a bit of a yawn. Without John Anderson, it's just not the same.
Just got home after catching Chicago at the new ACL Live studio - great venue and the band is still TIGHT! Jimmy Pankow has always been my favorite and he's still got it. There are only three original members left, but the new guys do a great job and they still bring it just like back on the day. It was fantastic!
quote:
Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Just got home after catching Chicago at the new ACL Live studio -

Hopefully, their sound quality was good. When I saw them last summer here in St. Louis, their sound man couldn't get the mix right and was clipping speakers. It was the worst I've ever experienced at a 'professional' concert.
We went to see Styx & Yes at Verizon Wireless on the 24th. It was a last minute decision. I've been a Yes fan for 30+ years and seen them many times, but wasn't sure I was up for it.

Partly, I'm not as into spending $100+ on tickets to aging rocker shows. I've enoyed seeing Bruce Hornsby and Elvis Costello, recently, both for less than $50 per ticket, at the Pageant, a more intimate venue.

But, in the end, scored some super cheap 4th row tics on StubHub, and went. I thought Yes was good, agree missing Jon Anderson. Glad Yes was the lead band, as Styx played with lots more energy. They would have been a hard act to follow.
Going to see Rufus Wainright with the CSO this evening at Ravinia. I know nothing about him, but pulling corks outside in nice weather works for me.
quote:
Originally posted by JCT1000:
We went to see Styx & Yes at Verizon Wireless on the 24th. It was a last minute decision. I've been a Yes fan for 30+ years and seen them many times, but wasn't sure I was up for it.

Partly, I'm not as into spending $100+ on tickets to aging rocker shows. I've enoyed seeing Bruce Hornsby and Elvis Costello, recently, both for less than $50 per ticket, at the Pageant, a more intimate venue.

But, in the end, scored some super cheap 4th row tics on StubHub, and went. I thought Yes was good, agree missing Jon Anderson. Glad Yes was the lead band, as Styx played with lots more energy. They would have been a hard act to follow.


Styx played first at Maryhill. Thus, Yes' lack of energy was even more pronounced. Sadly, about 1/3 of the crowd had left before Yes even finished their set.

BTW -- I've seen Hornsby the last two times that he has been at the Pageant. What a great venue.
quote:
Originally posted by billhike:
Going to see Rufus Wainright with the CSO this evening at Ravinia. I know nothing about him, but pulling corks outside in nice weather works for me.


He's well respected but I cannot stand his voice. So lispy, whiny, and annoying. How was it though?
Adam10, the highlights were the first part of the show with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before he came out to sing/chant/groan over their playing. Half of our group hated his voice, a couple that were with us love him. He definitely has his fans, though. The highlight of Ravinia is that you can bring your own food and beverages to picnic on the lawn with live music in the background. We have a decent number of free passes and this show took place on an evening with perfect weather, so we went.
Lifehouse this past Saturday at Ravinia. Good performers/entertainers, but not my kind of music. The Champagne and two bottles of Gigondas were the highlights of the evening.
quote:
Originally posted by billhike:
Lifehouse this past Saturday at Ravinia. Good performers/entertainers, but not my kind of music. The Champagne and two bottles of Gigondas were the highlights of the evening.


I actually have liked them for a while after hearing their first album. The original drummer's mom was the admin for a friend and he turned me on to them. Never seen them live - glad to hear they put on a good show.
Last night at Merriweather Post Pavilion:

John Prine

John is one of those guys who is just incredible to see live. I love his recorded stuff, but he really shines in a live venue. Great show. Great artist. An American treasure.

PH
Just got home from hearing Basia, who has one of the most amazing voices around. If you've never heard her, and you like jazz with a samba influence, I'd highly recommend giving her music a try.
quote:
Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Just got home from hearing Basia, who has one of the most amazing voices around. If you've never heard her, and you like jazz with a samba influence, I'd highly recommend giving her music a try.


Cool
Branford Marsalis Quartet last Saturday.

He's got a 19-year old drummer, Justin Faulkner, who is absolutely phenomenal.
Wife's birthday is this weekend so we've got a nice lineup in store - Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs tomorrow night and George Benson on Saturday.
quote:
Originally posted by flop:
Branford Marsalis Quartet last Saturday.

He's got a 19-year old drummer, Justin Faulkner, who is absolutely phenomenal.


Was that at the Jazz Alley? That's a fantastic venue.

For me Train on the beach at Mandalay Bay. Better than I was expecting and for you single guys out there Rock and Roll wine is a 'target rich environment'. Justy saying.

Add Reply

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×