Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by Strangeband, Apr 3, 2009.
Tierney Sutton at the Vancouver Jazz Fest. She is beautiful.
Went to the Garbage/Blondie/X concert a couple of nights ago. Garbage and X (well, it was just John and Exene) were great. Blondie was less impressive, but still enjoyable enough.
would be awsesome to see them "true love pt 2"
July 12, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
July 13, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
New Hope Club
Up next is:
Mavericks x 2
John Prine x 2
Just scored Front Row seats for the Oct 29 King Crimson show at Lisner Auditorium
(they are playing here Sat 28th & Sun 29 in an acoustically lush small local venue at George Wash Univ)
Its where Little Feat's "Waiting For Columbus" was recorded
"The current 8-piece lineup - its ninth since 1969 - includes founder Robert Fripp on guitar, Tony Levin on bass, singer-guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, and Mel Collins on flute and saxophones alongside the drummers and multi-instrumentalists, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, Jeremy Stacey and Bill Rieflin. This iteration of the band has been touring since 2014, honoring the band's strong reputation with three albums and sold out shows across the globe - a testament to the band's timeless and original sound."
Saw Feist, Metallica and Gorillaz over the past 3 weeks!
Coming up - Lyle Lovett and his Big Band - August 4th Michigan Theatre.
I'm buying tickets to the see The Mountain Goats at The Orange Peel in Asheville in September, so that'll probably be my next show. Their 2015 album Beat the Champ was a concept album about old school regional pro wrestling, including Darnielle's relationship with wrestling and his step-father back when he was a child. The new album Goths is pretty great too, a look back at his teenage years and a consideration of what happens to the members of a youth subculture as they age. Oh, and full disclosure, I'm a distant cousin of their drummer Jon Wurster.
My last show was June 7th, seeing Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville. They performed all but one song off their most recent album Skeleton Tree, and a good number of past "hits" as well. I also got some more tea towels from the merchandise table to add to my collection of Nick Cave tea towels.
I guess the connection between the two is how literary both Darnielle and Cave are, both in their song lyrics as well as having published novels.
The Who LAST NIGHT
MGM Grand - Washington DC
July 18, 2017
I've seen that three times now and this was by far the best. The MGM Grand is actually just south in Maryland, not DC proper. Beautiful venue. Small. Great sound. Even Pete Townshend made a point of saying how much better it was playing inside a smaller theatre where he could hear himself play. They looked great, sounded great, and man can Ringo Starr's kid can play the drums!
July 19, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
DJ OG One
I liked the way they used the DJ from the time doors opened until the first act came on. He also played between acts. Kind of a neat way to use a DJ rather than canned music. I hope other acts take notice.
6/20/17 my wife and I saw Ryan Adams at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It was a killer show and sounded great.
July 20 - Wolf Trap Farm Park Vienna VA - Moody Blues - 50th Anniversary of Days of Future Passed -
Wilfredo and I persevered! So hot our wives did not go .. . and worst seats I've ever had there.
But - the band was really good (Graham Edge, Justin Hayward, & John Lodge of the original band)
And all in all, a fun romp ...
(I had seen the Moody Blues 3 times before - Every Good Boy tour in '73, Seventh Sojourn in 74, and some time in the late 80s)
July 26, 2017, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
Larry Carlton, March, St. Catherines, Ont
Britt Floyd, last Tuesday, Art Park, Lewiston, NY
Don Felder and 2 days later Jason Isbell.
July 30, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
DJ OG One
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Aug 3, 2017, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Everytime I Die
Taking Back Sunday
Aug 4, 2017 The Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, MI - Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Excellent show. 2hrs. and 15 minutes of continual music. You could see Lyle was enjoying playing and singing and that just added to the experience. He had a fantastic band behind him and qwent through a whole slew of music ranging from Jazz and Blues to Bluegrass to Gospel. it was a very enjoyable time and was sorry it ended so soon.
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