Live shows in your agenda?

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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby blackula » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Matz wrote:I'd be excited as hell if I could catch Primus live, one of the last great ones that haven't done anything silly to fuck up their rep....they're a bunch of beasts all of em still. I want you front and center Larry!


I haven't seen Primus in 15 years. They were always awesome though when I did see them. I think whole thing they're doing with the new album is pretty cool, covering the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack and having 5 golden tickets in the albums. The 5 people who get the golden ticket get free Primus concerts for life
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby kv » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:10 pm

primus sucks
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:35 pm

Larry B. wrote:On December 6 I'll be attending the Rockout Fest, headlined by Fantômas, Primus and Devo. I'm not incredibly excited by it, but should be fun enough.


Apparently, Fantômas will be playing The Director's cut in its entirety, which would be awesome.

Melvins, Blind Melon and Thurston Moore Band were added to the lineup.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:00 am

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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby creep » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:05 am

sort of a strange lineup. are you going to stay and watch primus? that last band playing must be from chile.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:36 am

creep wrote:sort of a strange lineup. are you going to stay and watch primus? that last band playing must be from chile.


Yup, quite a strange lineup. I want to catch a bit of the Melvins, then a bit of Blind Melon, the whole Fantomas set, a bit of Devo and then Primus. I'm going with one of my sisters and I think she likes Dos Minutos, so we might skip Primus. I saw them a couple of years ago and they were quite a disappointment.

Extremoduro is a rock band from Spain (from the city called Extremadura; it's a play on words, Extremoduro roughly means "hard end", as in "hard cock") which has a bit of a following in the rock scene here. I had no idea they were still active, I remember being in school and thinking that those guys sounded old. A nostalgia act, basically. I've just checked and the leader of the band is 52.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:46 am

Fantômas was really good.



Devo was fun as well, I might need to check them out properly. Blind Melon wasn't bad either. I felt bad for them, because in the stage right next to theirs Fantômas were doing their very loud sound check, thus ruining the one hit people wanted to hesr live.

It was a great festival, really good atmosphere.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Artemis » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:52 pm

I splurged on tickets for a few shows today:

Got tickets for The Jesus And Mary Chain: 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy - May 1st
Primal Scream- May 15
David Byrne's Contemporary Color -June 23

Previously purchased tix for St Vincent - March 3rd
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:33 pm

Artemis wrote:I splurged on tickets for a few shows today:

Got tickets for The Jesus And Mary Chain: 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy - May 1st
Primal Scream- May 15
David Byrne's Contemporary Color -June 23

Previously purchased tix for St Vincent - March 3rd


Wow, very nice.

Sinead O'Connor is going to be playing here in a festival and tickets are going for $10 (the cheapest this country has seen in a looong time,) but for some reason I don't really feel compelled to going.

Plus, this is the picture with which they're advertising her show:

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She hasn't looked like that since around 1979.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Artemis » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:00 pm

Larry B. wrote:
Artemis wrote:I splurged on tickets for a few shows today:

Got tickets for The Jesus And Mary Chain: 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy - May 1st
Primal Scream- May 15
David Byrne's Contemporary Color -June 23

Previously purchased tix for St Vincent - March 3rd


Wow, very nice.

Sinead O'Connor is going to be playing here in a festival and tickets are going for $10 (the cheapest this country has seen in a looong time,) but for some reason I don't really feel compelled to going.

Plus, this is the picture with which they're advertising her show:

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She hasn't looked like that since around 1979.


For $10, you should go for sure. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The first time I saw her was in London in 1990 and three more times after that. Last time was a couple of years ago. Her show in October was voted one of the top 10 Toronto concerts for 2014.



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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:08 am

Saw Sinead O'Connor last night. It was almost magical, I tell you. What a fantastic voice she has. I didn't think much of her band, but all the songs were really good even though I only knew two of them. After the first song of the encore, she surprised me by speaking in Spanish and dedicating the next song to Violeta Parra, our greatest songwriter ever, and she sang Nothing Compares 2 U, which I was absolutely sure she wasn't going to sing. One of my sisters was in tears, as it's one of her favorites songs ever. I sort of welled up too. It was one of those shows I'll never forget.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Artemis » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:43 am

:rockon: Glad you weren't disappointed! Sinead still brings it live.

A few minutes ago on Sinead's Facebook page:

Leaving Chile for home today. Had most amazing time. Lovely country. Lovely people. VERY handsome men! Most fun gig. Thanks so much to Womad and to the amazing audience. See you again soon I hope. Next stop Australia.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:51 am

Artemis wrote::rockon: Glad you weren't disappointed! Sinead still brings it live.

A few minutes ago on Sinead's Facebook page:

Leaving Chile for home today. Had most amazing time. Lovely country. Lovely people. VERY handsome men! Most fun gig. Thanks so much to Womad and to the amazing audience. See you again soon I hope. Next stop Australia.


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Today I checked her Wikipedia and laughed at a quote in which she says he prefers hairier men. So I guess it makes sense...
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Artemis » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:35 am

Just got tickets for Paul Weller on June 15th! :rockon:

The last time I saw the "Modfather" was about 20 years ago...can't wait! :rockon:
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Matz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:27 pm

John 5 is on tour right now. Somebody please catch a show, the guy's one of the finest around
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby farrellgirl99 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:48 pm

I'm going to see Viet Cong in June. That's it so far.

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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Artemis » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:13 pm

I wouldn't mind catching Viet Cong. They had a show here at the end of January at a really small venue for $10 but it was sold out.

Tonight I saw St Vincent. :rockon:

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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Japhy » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:14 am

I saw Evan Dando last week - not seen him or the Lemonheads since '94! Anyway, fucking brilliant show... 30+ songs and just great to see him still around. The guy's had troubles galore and looked completely out of it all night but the stuff that he does well is just beautiful.

So pleased that I went.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Artemis » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:39 am

farrellgirl99 wrote:I'm going to see Viet Cong in June. That's it so far.



You probably heard about this, but if you didn't...

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... their-name

Viet Cong: banned from playing because of their name
The Canadian art rockers have had a show in Ohio cancelled because their name ‘deeply offends’ some people. So what about Gang of Four or the Dead Kennedys?


What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you’re post-punk noise outfit Viet Cong, who have just had one of their shows cancelled in Ohio due to controversy surrounding their moniker. Gig promoter Ivan Krasnov took to the Oberlin ‘Sco Facebook page to apologise for booking an act whose name “deeply offends and hurts Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American communities, both in Oberlin and beyond”. He extended his apology “to anyone hurt or made uncomfortable by the name and its connotations”.

Patrons of the club have been responding to the statement on the club’s page. “This is how I’ve always felt about the band Gang of Four and how they might be offensive to Chinese folks who lost family during the Cultural Revolution”, said one Facebook user, presumably with tongue firmly in cheek. Others asked whether the promoters of the Dionysus Discotheque, where the band was due to play, would have turned away Joy Division or New Order because of the Nazi connotations in those names.

“I cancelled this show after meeting with representatives from the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) who expressed the desire to see this [show] cancelled,” explained Krasnov in a reply on the social networking site. He also posted an emotional open letter to the band written by Sang Nguyen, a first-generation Vietnamese-American, who objected to a quote in an interview with the Guardian in February regarding the band’s choice of name; Viet Cong apparently presented itself after drummer Mike Wallace made an offhand comment about bassist and vocalist “[Matt] Flegel bouncing around while playing, and ‘kind of shooting his bass like a gun’. I said: ‘All you need is a rice paddy hat and it would be so Viet Cong.’”

“This history of violence is what I am reminded of every time I see Viet Cong’s band name pop up on my news feed,” said Nguyen, who concluded the choice of nomenclature was offensive because it had been “thoughtless”.

The dispute raises interesting questions about what responsibility artists have to the public regarding such choices, and mirrors a debate in comedy about the offensiveness of jokes (somebody somewhere is always likely to be offended, so the argument runs, and if nobody is, then maybe the joke isn’t funny). Looking back to the inchoate days of hardcore, one presumes a band like the Dead Kennedys alighted on their name because it was offensive, which would have been in keeping with many other punk and hardcore bands at the time; by Nguyen’s rationale, it would at least mean they’d thought the process through. The Calgary four-piece were formed out of the detritus of another group, Women, and one could reasonably assume some women would be offended by the generic appropriation of their gender for an all-male troupe. Or taken to its logical conclusion, one could turn it around on the promoters and object to the name Dionysus Discotheque; after all, the Greco-Roman god Dionysus himself sometimes wore a bassaris or fox skin, which would offend the sensibilities of millions, and what’s more, Dionysus rarely if ever drank responsibly.

Viet Cong are not the first band to fall foul of censure; fellow Canadians the New Pornographers were banned from the Calvin College Fieldhouse Complex in Michigan in 2010. The college issued a statement insisting that “the irony of the band’s name was impossible to explain to many”, which presumably means that students thought they were actual pornographers. If the Ohio college was concerned not to offend an ethnic community, then the Michigan college was protecting its own religious community, as an educational institution of the Christian Reformed Church named after John Calvin. One presumes neither institution will be booking Baby Jesus Hitler, Deep Fried Abortion, The Crucifucks or Smother Teresa in the near future.
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Re: Live shows in your agenda?

Postby Larry B. » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:11 pm

That's ridiculous.
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