Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by Strangeband, Apr 3, 2009.
Aug 10, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
August 11, 2017, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
Willie Nelson and Family
Aug 12, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Agreed... saw him in St. Louis during this tour a few weeks ago; great stuff. Lyle's an American Treasure...
Anyone else going to see Lyle and his Large Band tomorrow in Charlottesville?
Yeah, that Charlottesville—just a couple of blocks down the mall from where Heather Heyer was killed.
I've seen Lyle five times. Once he was mearly great and the other four times, he was fantastic!
This past Sunday, we saw:
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
Very good show. I had little doubt the fake Jimmy Page would be great but had a bit of concern over the fake Robert Plant. He was pretty modern, but pretty good. Overall it was a very energetic performance that was a bit better than I expected.
The members of Cheap Trick are getting there in years (aren't we all?) but I've seen them each of the last three years and they have put on a great show every time and the young folks always seem to enjoy them.
The fake Lou Gramm was quite the showman and did a fine job on vocals as well as in getting the crowd involved. They had two guitarists in addition to founder Mick Jones. Mick's tone was always great... raw and slightly polished. Very inspiring.
Overall, a good night.
Aug 15, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Cascade Crescendo (local Portland band on the same level as Yonder Mountain IMO)
Aug 16 & 17, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Flock Of Dimes
Two sold out nights.
Review - http://www.vrtxmag.com/articles/the-glow-sylvan-esso-at-the-crystal-ballroom/
I saw The Doobie Brothers and Chicago a couple weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised at how good both bands sounded.
A couple months ago I saw The Struts and Greta Van Fleet. If you like classic rock, I recommend both of these bands. The Struts put on one of the most fun shows you'll ever see, and the lead singer from Greta is like a combination of Geddy Lee and Robert Plant.
Took my wife to see Chris Stapleton last week for her birthday. Great show, better than I expected!!
In Vienna, at the Musikverrein, attended 2 performances by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel during a Beethoven Symphony Cycle. First evening were symphonies 3 & 4. Second evening symphonies 5 & 6. A fantastic experience in one of the world's finest symphonic concert venues. I'll never forget it.
Tom Petty last night in Vancouver B.C.
Tom was spot on.
The opener was Lumineers and I tell ya not my kind of music, all their songs sound the same and the singers voice made my ears bleed after about the 3rd song.
Joe Ely & Alejandro Escovedo, on stage together. August 19, 2017, Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA.
Just the two of them with guitars. Escovedo acoustic, Ely acoustic and electric. They traded numbers, told some great stories in between, and pretty much sat there when it was the other's turn.
I've been an Ely fan for 40 years. He's probably 70 now and all gray, but that that soulful, resonant voice hasn't lost anything. He didn't do many of his big hits, but nobody cared.
I knew very little about Escovedo, but I'll be buying some of his music. His voice doesn't have the complexity of Ely's, but there is a real straightforward power to it.
The Ardmore Music Hall, just outside Philadelphia, is a small venue with good acoustics. The only downer all night was a herd of three or four loud-mouthed older couples who just would not shut up. I expect young people to be a little rude and self-absorbed in public. That's part of growing up, and I was sure guilty. And this room was basically a big bar, so some chatter and a little episodic hootin' and hollerin' is to be expected.
But by the time you hit your 50s, you ought to have mastered some basic manners and not spend the whole night bellowing at each other.
P.S. We had a great time at the local Tired Hands Brewery. They have a cozy pub at one end of the main street, a modern beer hall at the other, and some unusual brews.
August 19, 2017, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
St Paul and the Broken Bones
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
August 25, 2017, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
Huey Lewis & The News
George Winston 8/26 Point Reyes
September 1, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
The Bottom Line
Set It Off
The group Patent Pending was also on the bill but I'm not sure what slot they had. My apologies.
September 2, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
The Talbott Brothers (local Portland OR band)
Sounded like a great show. I did not have a chance to see very much as I was working backstage.
September 6, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
September 9, 2017, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
Chior! Chior! Chior!
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Live Out Loud Tour 2017
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