Your Last Concert (or two)

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  1. ScramMan2

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    November 6, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Dagny
    LANY (sold out)
     

     

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  2. ScramMan2

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    November 7, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Christina Holmes
    1000 Fuegos
    Nahko (sold out)
     
  3. john5220

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    Saw Buckingham/McVeigh last night....knew that Buckingham was a great guitarist, but he did one of the best guitar solos I've ever heard. Their opening act, Wilderado, was very good too. First time I've ever seen the merch line longer for the opening band than the headliners!
     
  4. truck

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    Recently saw Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin....super show at The Egg in Albany, NY
     
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  5. Marine0811

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    Last year I saw Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx at Harborfest in Oswego, NY. Great show. They guy still has a great voice
     
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    Went to see Steely Dan a couple weeks ago in Baltimore, MD. Great show!
     
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  8. ScramMan2

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    November 10, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Crazy heavy bluegrass show tonight that was sold out.

    Ditrani Brothers
    Scott H Biram (from Austin TX one man band)
    Devil Makes Three

    Night 1 of two I am working on the main floor.
     
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  9. ScramMan2

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    November 11, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Los Colognes
    Blues Traveler
     

     

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    King Crimson Lizner Auditorium Wash. D.C Oct 30,2017

    First saw them Nov 1969 Filmore East.... 48 years ago. Life is very circular.
     
  11. classic carl

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    November 1st, 2017 Buffalo, NY
    Univerity at Buffalo Center for the Arts
    John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring ~ A Meeting of the Spirits

    Below is a link to the NYC show on 11/4/2017
    Jimmy Herring plays first. John McLaughlin starts at 1 hour 19 minutes. Mahavishnu starts at 2 hours 17 minutes.

     
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  12. Vinyl Addict

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    Saw two shows this year.
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (July 22nd, 2017 in St. Augustine, Florida)
    Green Day (Sept. 5th, 2017 in Tampa, Florida)
     
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  14. ScramMan2

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    November 17, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Another EDM night, just DJ's:

    Solus
    Living Light
    Opening Circle
    Desert Dwellers
    Dirtwire
    Thriftworks

    I clocked out at midnight, show went until 2am. Not my cup of tea. Did I mention it was sold out? The line for entry finally subsided just around midnight.
     
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  15. ScramMan2

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    November 18, 2017, McMenamins Lola's Room, Portland OR

    Hush
    A Sun, A Moon
    Private Island
    Mating Ritual

    November 18, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    90's Flashback glow light night.

    Yes they do dual shows in this venue on two floors. With a bar/pub on the ground floor that may have a DJ going. So 3 levels of shows at times. The pub cooks for the building.
     
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  16. misterjones

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    I attended concerts by John Cale on Friday and Saturday, so those would be the last two.

    The Friday concert was all Velvet Underground (mostly the Nico album) and the arrangements were very good for the most part. Cale and his ensemble delivered blistering renditions of Waiting for the Man and Heroin and a rollicking Sister Ray to end the show. Other performances weren't so good. Many of the assisting musicians - with names like Kurt Vile, Animal Collective, MGMT, Thee Oh Sees and Connan Mockasin - were clearly more schtick than substance. The women who sang the Nico parts were simply dreadful. The worst was either off-key or audibly inhaling deeply after every line.

    The Saturday performance, which included many of the same assisting musicians, was all John Cale compositions. The arrangements of his old stuff were dull and lifeless (mostly plagued by mere recitations of lyrics with droning accompaniment) and his new songs were just awful. The worst was titled What Do Pretty People Say? and the lyrics were the line "what do pretty people say . . . hey, hey" repeated way too many times than was necessary (once would have been quite enough). Another included the line "ding, dong the witch is dead" (as a stand-alone concept, apparently). For anyone other than Cale, I would have felt angry and inclined to ask for my money back. But instead I just felt greatly disappointed and embarrassed for him.
     
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  17. ScramMan2

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    November 24, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Orphan
    Common Kings
    Matisyahu - Broken Crowns Tour
     

     

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    November 25, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Yet another EDM night. Sold out.

    Evergreen
    Echos
    Dabin
    Said The Sky
    Illenium
     
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    November 27, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Metal at the ballroom.

    Astronoid
    Periphery
    Animals As Leaders - Convergence Tour
     
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    November 30, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

    Ashe
    Louis Futon
    Louis The Child - Last To Leave Tour

    I don't know where they dig up some of these acts. A pair of firsts for me tonight. Somebody pissed from the balcony on to the main floor. Somebody threw a cell phone into the needle receptacle in the women's bathroom on the second floor. No I don't make this stuff up.
     
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