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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Last night, Fleetwood Mack.

This is the second time they've come to town in the last couple of years, but last time Christine McVie was missing, and she was missed. She sounds great, and I think her presence takes some of the strain off Stevie who sounded way better than last time. They did pretty much all their old classics; in fact, offhand I can't think of a song from Rumours that they didn't do. Just a great show if you're an old-time Mac fan, as I am. Smile

just saw them at the Forum in LA on Friday, as you noted a great show and they played pretty much all the classics, i think it was almost 3 hours! overall i thought they all sounded great, though it was obvious that Stevie couldn't hit some of the extended notes, and Christine's ballad to close the show at the end of the encore seemed a little off too, though maybe she was just spent at that point. all in all though, a great show and very glad we got the chance to see them all together again.
Fleetwood Mac -
When I think of the classics, I think of Oh Well from Then Play On or Sands of Time from Future games. Now those are classics Banana
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Originally posted by mountainman:
Chrissie Hynde last night in Santa Rosa. Gotta love a venue that let's you walk in the door with your own home made mixed drink.

Are you saying you had to be drunk to enjoy her?
"Fresh Beat Band" with my 5 year old daughter on Wednesday night.

When you see such joy and excitement in the eyes of your kids, any music is great!
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by mountainman:
Chrissie Hynde last night in Santa Rosa. Gotta love a venue that let's you walk in the door with your own home made mixed drink.

Are you saying you had to be drunk to enjoy her?

Yes and I usually open a bottle of wine at dinner so I can manage to get through all that food stuff. Confused
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Just bought tickets for U2 in Chicago next June, early Christmas present for the wife and me.

Well done! Got ours this week for one of the shows at MSG in New York in July.
I saw Anna Fedorova at the Concertgebouw this evening. Most of the concert was with Benedict Kloeckner on cello. The highlight was when they got ready to play the Piazzolla numbers she came out and said it turns out her page turner is an excellent double bass player and he was going to join them. I can't imagine they hadn't rehearsed that together but he never appeared on the program. They then performed the two Piazzolla pieces with the double bass player joining them for a trio and her turning her own pages (which looked adventurous a couple of times). It was a great show.
Took some clients to the Justin Timberlake concert at Oracle Arena in November. Say what you want about his boyband history, but JT was a very credible and compelling entertainer.
The New Pornographers

Great show at the Virgin Corona Theater last night. Pleasant surprise of Dan Boeckner's new band Operators as the opening act.
We saw the Earls of Leicester at the Old Town School of Folk Music tonight. What a great show! A bunch of guys obviously having a lot of fun making music. It's Jerry Douglas' tribute band to Flatt and Scruggs.
It won't be for another 10 weeks, but I'm pretty excited to have found out this afternoon that I'll be seeing Rush for the first time - on someone else's dime. Cool

They are not my favorite band, but I have a lot of respect for them and they have hinted that this might be their last full-on tour. I was first introduced to them when 2112 came out courtesy of my older brother. I believe I was 9.
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Originally posted by billhike:
It won't be for another 10 weeks, but I'm pretty excited to have found out this afternoon that I'll be seeing Rush for the first time - on someone else's dime. Cool

They are not my favorite band, but I have a lot of respect for them and they have hinted that this might be their last full-on tour. I was first introduced to them when 2112 came out courtesy of my older brother. I believe I was 9.

You won't be disappointed, they put on a great show. I've seen them 60 times now and am looking forward to the R40 tour this year.
Stevie was amazing. Show started about 8:15 and he played until midnight, with one 15 minute intermission. His band, backup singers, and local string section were all outstanding, but he proved why he's a legend in music. What a show!
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Originally posted by Adam10:
Randomly got The (English) Beat tickets yesterday. Never seen them. If you have, any good?


Not but so many good songs. Is Ranking Roger around these days - I know they split but so much better when they are both involved.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Adam10:
Randomly got The (English) Beat tickets yesterday. Never seen them. If you have, any good?


Not but so many good songs. Is Ranking Roger around these days - I know they split but so much better when they are both involved.


Roger is not involved anymore, so I'm in the skeptical camp as to how good they are these days.

I saw them twice in 1982. Eek Once with The Police and Talking Heads at the CNE in Toronto as part of the Police Picnic and then again in November at The Concert Hall in the same city. Both shows were loads of fun, but I and everyone else walked out of the latter show totally drenched in sweat. Loved ska.
Modest Mouse

They did a really good job in a really poor venue. An indoor track & field arena in Ithaca NY. Fucken cavern.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Derek Trucks can flat out play.


Indeed and Susan Tedeschi can really sing
Nightwish (Finnish symphonic metal band) along with openers Delain and Sabaton at Six Flags Event Center in Des Moines, IA. Four plus hours of music from these bands with Nightwish playing a 2 hour 20 minute set heavy on songs from their latest album "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". Singer Floor Jansen was nothing short of amazing, exhibiting a voice that has tremendous range and power.
Tonight was Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. We've been blessed with the opportunity to see Tony Bennett a few times now and the legend never disappoints. In fact he only gets better. What an amazing entertainer and music icon.

This was the first time seeing Lady Gaga perform live. I must say, amazing talent. I've admired her "from afar" to a degree because while I like a few of her songs, I've never gotten past the oddity. Tonight she was brilliant. No weird outfits, stories were entertaining, and the woman has some pipes! That genre was made for her voice. She was simply great, and I have a new appreciation for her talent.

Great night!
4 years ago Lady Gaga was in Tampa on a Saturday night with Iron Maiden the next night. Found out she stayed to attend Maiden. I've had a healthy respect for her ever since.
Marillion at the L'Olympia Theatre in Montreal. This is the first of three consecutive nights that band will play (all different shows) and they played the album Anoraknophobia in its entirety along with a few other songs. Pretty spectacular evening all things considered.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Tonight was Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. We've been blessed with the opportunity to see Tony Bennett a few times now and the legend never disappoints. In fact he only gets better. What an amazing entertainer and music icon.

This was the first time seeing Lady Gaga perform live. I must say, amazing talent. I've admired her "from afar" to a degree because while I like a few of her songs, I've never gotten past the oddity. Tonight she was brilliant. No weird outfits, stories were entertaining, and the woman has some pipes! That genre was made for her voice. She was simply great, and I have a new appreciation for her talent.

Great night!

Cool
Just got back from Indio and going to Stagecoach (the country Coachella). That was an interesting experience. The music was great, with the highlights being Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, and the Band Perry. Two of the headliners were good (Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert) but weren't able to match the bands who came on directly before them. It was also cool to see ZZ Top live. They played on the smaller stage and it was electric. Merle Haggard was also a big hit, though I didn't go see him.

As for the festival itself, holy crap is it a sh!t show. 70,000 people, 90% are drunk, 25% are puking, and a ton of dirt and dust. Luckily it wasn't too hot except for Sunday. On the bright side, the preferred attire of all women aged 21-35 was boots, cutoff shorts, and bikini tops.
After the Beat show (very good, packed out), saw Manic Street Preachers the next night. Brilliant, first time actually.

Noel Gallagher Sunday at Sony.

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