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    The Concerts Thread

    I like going to shows. How about you?

    The concerts I went to this year:

    Girl Talk, Studio B, 2/9/07
    Arcade Fire, Judson Memorial Church, 2/13/07
    Les Savy Fav/The Big Sleep/Call Me Lightning, Bowery Ballroom, 4/1/07
    Junior Boys/San Serac/Tigercity, Bowery Ballroom, 4/11/07
    Art Brut/Holy Hail/Ra Ra Riot, Bowery Ballroom, 4/17/07
    Sunset Rubdown/Katie Eastburn, Bowery Ballroom, 5/4/07
    Animal Collective/Danielson, South Street Seaport, 6/1/07
    Franz Ferdinand, Bowery Ballroom, 6/13/07
    Panda Bear/Eric Copeland, Bowery Ballroom, 6/23/07
    Marnie Stern (with Zach Hill from Hella on drums)/Puttin' on the Ritz/Rocket Surgery, Knitting Factory, 7/8/07
    Suicide/The Death Set, South Street Seaport, 7/27/07
    TV on the Radio/Celebration, MCcarren Park Pool, 7/29/07
    The Thermals, Maxwell's, 8/10/07
    Ted Leo & the Pharmacists/The Thermals, McCarren Park Pool, 8/12/07
    Arcade Fire/LCD Soudsystem, Randall's Island, 10/6/07
    Voxtrot, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 10/14/07
    Matt & Kim/Flosstradamus/The Hood Internet, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 10/20/07
    The New Pornographers/Emma Pollock, Webster Hall, 10/24/07
    Damo Suzuki's Network (with members of Akron/Family & Oneida)/Tony Conrad, Knitting Factory, 10/29/07
    Final Fantasy/Cadence Weapon, Maxwell's, 11/10/07

    Favorite performances:
    1. Les Savy fav
    2. LCD Soundsystem
    3. Animal Collective
    4. The Thermals (Maxwell's)
    5. Girl Talk
    6. The New Pornographers
    7. Arcade Fire (Judson Memorial)
    8. Art Brut
    9. Panda Bear
    10. San Serac

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    Pretty bad year for gigs, saw too much post-rock/metal stuff for my liking, at the behest of friends.

    Black Lips + Straight Arrows + Dead Farmers, 18/12
    Die! Die! Die!, 25/10
    Pelican + Stockholm Syndrome, 4/10
    The Stabs, 31/8
    Mono + World's End Girlfriend + Castings, 30/8
    Onani + Fattura Della Morte + Dining in Tuscany, 10/8
    Envy + Brisk, 20/7
    Black Boned Angel + Agonhymn + Wog, 7/7
    Birushanah + Shagnum, 16/6
    Tenniscoats + Milica Stefanovic w/ Ian Pieterse, 4/6
    Boris + Sunn O))), 6/5
    V Festival (Pixies, etc.), 31/3
    Converge, 22/3
    Comets on Fire + Grey Daturas + Dead Farmers, 10/3
    Yo La Tengo + Dave Kilgour, 1/3
    The Evens, 28/2
    The NowNow festival, 20/1
    The Necks, 16/1

    Top 5:

    1. Pixies
    2. The Necks
    3. Boris
    4. Yo La Tengo
    5. Envy

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    Living in NC limits how many artists I am able to see, but these are the shows I saw this year.

    Deerhoof, Busdriver, and the Harlem Shakes
    Smashing Pumpkins and Celebration
    Rilo Kiley, Art in Manilla, and Grand Ole Party
    Flaming Lips and Birds of Avalon
    Little Brother, Pete Rock, and Supastition
    The Avett Brothers

    I will be seeing Yo La Tengo during their Freewheelin' tour in a couple of weeks, and I need to buy my ticket for Wu-Tang.

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    I...uh, saw My Chemical Romance during a field trip to Universal Studios in March or something. And, um...yup, that's it.

    :|

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    Quote Quoting Horbgorbler (view post)
    I...uh, saw My Chemical Romance during a field trip to Universal Studios in March or something. And, um...yup, that's it.

    :|
    Get out of your basement.

    Though I'm not really one to talk, as I only saw about 5 shows this year.
    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    It's all in the caffeine EvilShoe's Avatar
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    Regular concerts Belgium style (Not counting the support gigs):
    • Andrew Bird
    • Animal Collective
    • Band of Horses
    • Bob Dylan
    • Daniel Johnston
    • The Decemberists
    • Herman Dne
    • Interpol
    • Joanna Newsom
    • Liars
    • Menomena
    • Modest Mouse
    • The National
    • Tomn
    • Wilco
    Festival stuff:
    • Apse
    • Arcade Fire
    • Badly Drawn Boy
    • Chris Cornell (!!)
    • CocoRosie
    • Devendra Banhart
    • DeVotchka
    • Dinosaur Jr
    • Fridge
    • Fujiya & Miyagi
    • The Go! Team
    • Kings of Leon
    • LCD Soundsystem
    • Liars
    • Low
    • My Brightest Diamond
    • Rilo Kiley
    • The Shins
    • Sonic Youth
    • Spoon
    • Voxtrot
    • Woven Hand
    Favorite performances overall:
    1. Wilco
    2. Interpol
    3. Liars (both times)
    4. Sonic Youth
    5. Joanna Newsom
    6. Spoon
    7. LCD Soundsystem
    8. The National
    9. Animal Collective
    10. Bob Dylan
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    Guardians of the Galaxy: Good


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    The Legend of Korra (S03): Good

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    Quote Quoting Justin (view post)
    Living in NC limits how many artists I am able to see, but these are the shows I saw this year.
    Same for SC. We saw less than usual this year. Ranked:

    1. !!!
    2. The National
    3. Of Montreal
    4. Mission of Burma
    5. Okkervil River
    6. Mojave 3

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    Didn't go to many shows myself:

    * Pet Shop Boys
    * Lindsey Buckingham
    * Feist
    * Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts (walked out on this one)
    * Los Straitjackets w/ Big Sandy
    * MC Chris

    I think that's it for 2007 shows. I was pondering seeing The Police on their reunion tour on account of me being such a fan back when they were together, but one look at the ticket price and it was "fuuuuuck you, Sting".

    Shows I have tickets to see in 2008:

    * Pink Martini
    * Dianne Reeves

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    I saw Joanna Newsom and a handful of classical music concerts. Little else...

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    I've never been to a concert. Not once in my life.

    Is this weird?

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    I got tickets to see Morrissey in March, I don't think he has ever come anywhere near here before.

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    Quote Quoting Spaceman Spiff (view post)
    I've never been to a concert. Not once in my life.

    Is this weird?
    Are you older than 12? If so, then yes.
    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    Quote Quoting Duncan (view post)
    Are you older than 12? If so, then yes.
    I am 19, but actually I forgot that I have been to 2 concerts (sorta).

    1. Don't really count this one. Some indie band, of which the drummer was a friend of mine, commissioned me to film the entire deal complete with background interviews and whatnot. Didn't really listen to the music.

    2. Some free concert at my uni that was put on by Stars. I was dragged by my ex and spent all of 15 minutes there before I left with a friend with wine who had gone out of boredom.

    So yeah. Wire was in Toronto a couple of months ago and I wasn't aware of this. Still kicking myself today.

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    Fuck Buttons were abysmally boring last night. Dead Meadow weren't much better as a support. Afrirampo, however, were awesomely fun. Too bad they weren't the headliner; w/o 'em the night would've been a complete waste.

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    Quote Quoting Boner M (view post)
    Fuck Buttons were abysmally boring last night. Dead Meadow weren't much better as a support. Afrirampo, however, were awesomely fun. Too bad they weren't the headliner; w/o 'em the night would've been a complete waste.
    how did it compare to the mccarren set?

    and i didn't go to a concert till i was 18 years old. i'm 21 now and i've been to 50+ shows along with bonnaroo

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    Wow, that's awesome. That show is all the buzz over here in Minneapolis.
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    Actually got into Pixies' secret show in LA this past Friday. They announced it at noon that day and capped it 100 people. My friend and I were second row center, literally 10 feet from Frank Black. Pretty fucking rad.

    Did a little write-up of it too.

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    Was at a music festival all weekend. It poured rain all day yesterday which sounds awful, but once you just give in to the elements it kind of enhances the whole experience. Like a shared energy throughout the crowd that we're fucking soaked and don't care.

    Lineup I saw: Cake, Phoenix, Jane's Addiction, Journey, The Neighbourhood, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A blast, but I'm exhausted.

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    Actually got into Pixies' secret show in LA this past Friday. They announced it at noon that day and capped it 100 people. My friend and I were second row center, literally 10 feet from Frank Black. Pretty fucking rad.

    Did a little write-up of it too.
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    The Yeezus tour is as great as advertised.

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    The Yeezus tour is as great as advertised.
    Aren't most shows getting cancelled?

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    Saw The Stargazer Lilies last night. Great set, though they only played for 30 minutes (6 songs). Still worth every penny of the $12 and I didn't even realize they were playing LA until yesterday afternoon, so it was a nice surprise. "How We Lost" was so good.

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    Saw Neko Case on Wednesday. Seeing Yo La Tengo tonight. Fun week.

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    Saw St. Vincent with Noveller opening last night. The Byrne-influenced spasms, mini-dances, and everything theatrical make seeing St. Vincent so fun. The new material had so much more power and force in this context (making me wish that Clark had recorded the songs with this group and production), and the freak-out climaxes in Surgeon and Lips are Red are so good. It's always good to leave a show with ears ringing.

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    Saw Chvrches this week here in Tempe. Great concert one of the best I've ever been to.
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