who you've seen live/favorite?
Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:42 PM
curious to see who people enjoyed seeing live the most and why.
so i guess lets hear every show you've attended and wich was best and why...
can't wait to hear!
Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:14 AM
Ed Keupper (ex Saints, Laughing Clowns) solo and electric at a pub in country Victoria some time in the late '90s
T-Model Ford at his first Australian show at The Punters Club, October 2000
Reobert Belfour in 2008 at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival
Syl Johnson at the Corner Hotel, 2009
Bob Dylan & Patti Smith, Rod Laver Arena, 1998
There's heaps more but these ones jump straight into my brain.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:59 AM
We all know, the headlining set of a big festival...can feel amazing, the atmosphere, the energy, the sense of occasion.
But I love the low-key gig too. The fourteenth night of the tour in some anonymous venue in an ordinary town...the one that shouldn't be great on paper but then still kicks ass.
I saw Eels at Leeds University in October 2001. Just an ordinary tour night, didn't really know what to expect...and it was FUCKING AMAZING.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:46 PM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:59 PM
The Strokes (twice)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Grass Roots (in a very shamefully aged version of "themselves")
Kings of Leon (twice, back in their early days, pre-because of the times)
Ben Kweller (three times)
pretty sure thats it. None of those shows aside from the Grass Roots disappointed me. The best was probablyyyy The Raconteurs and Ben Folds (it was a show with the Boston Symphony Orchestra....POWERFUL performance)
Edited by steadyasshegoes, 27 January 2010 - 04:02 PM.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:20 PM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:01 AM
Devendra Banhart (festival) 09
Modest Mouse (festival) 09
M.I.A (festival) 09
The Dead Weather (festival) 09
saw others, but none were was good as those =)
Edited by TheLizardKing, 28 January 2010 - 01:01 AM.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:43 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:07 AM
The best live act I've seen ... The Flaming Lips , I've also had the pleasure of dancing on stage with them 3 times !
This. Except only 1 time onstage
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:08 AM
I usually prefer small venues; so much so that I often don't bother going to see my favorite bands when they come to my city.
Although I'm so glad I saw The White Stripes on their big Canadian tour.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:56 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:06 PM
ZZ Top and George Thorogood
AC/DC - 1996 and 2009
U2 - the tour with the elaborate stage. Bono appeared from inside a large lemon.
Black Sabbath - with Ozzy!
Page & Plant
Mark Knopfler - Sailing To Philadelphia
The White Stripes - 2005 and 2007
Sam Roberts & Sloan - Sam Roberts kicked arse.
The Raconteurs - 2008
The Tragically Hip - 3 times
There are a few others but they don't come immediately to mind. Favourite was either Page & Plant or TWS 2007.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:27 PM
Sam Roberts & Sloan - Sam Roberts kicked arse.
You spoke the truth right there !!!
Sam's awesome !!!
Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:46 AM
-the hives: twice. looking back they are kind of cartoonish, but damn those concerts were fun. i had just gotten a concussion playing hockey the night before one of them but i went anyway. nothing has ever rivaled the headache i had the next day.
-the raconteurs: unbe-fucking-leivable. period.
-flogging molly: they came out to my school. in eastern washington (the middle of fucking nowhere). why? i still don't know, but i'm so grateful. i blew out my eardrum the week before playing football with people from my dorm (see a recurring theme here?) but i put in earplugs and went anyway. it was such a good night. that might not have been the best concert i've been to but it'll probably always be my favorite.
-the helio sequence: a friend of mine liked them so i went for the hell of it. they were pretty solid live (a lot more punch i guess than on their albums). the drummer just about single handedly made the show. they played in an old movie theater which i thought was kind of cool.
-bedouin soundclash: this reggae band from toronto. perfect summer concert.
-the dead weather: went with my mom (who's in love with jack). i had to leave for school the next day which sucked and made the whole thing kind of sad but it was a hell of a way to end a rough summer.
-modest mouse: they went through a lot of older stuff. i love modest mouse and to hear some stuff i would have never dreamed i would get to hear live was really special.
-portugal. the man: if you haven't heard of them before, look them up (start with church mouth though). they are amazing live. possibly the best show i've been to.
-them crooked vultures: i went more just to see JPJ and dave grohl than anything, but i came out a little surprised at how good everything else was too. dave grohl is such a beast on drums though. i wonder if this was his first time on the kit in seattle since nirvana? it was kind of surreal seeing some of these people whose music i've pretty much breathed since i was about 5 years old (nirvana and zeppelin, and i've always liked qotsa since they've been around). but not quite as surreal as...
-julian casablancas: jules seemed pretty sloshed. there was hardly anyone there. the showbox is fairly small as it is, and i'd have been shocked to hear that it was more than half-full that night. you wouldn't have known watching julian though. he shook everyone's hand within reach and put a lot into every song. the whole thing was so surreal. here's the singer of the strokes, not only one of my favorite bands, but easily one of the biggest bands of the last decade, playing to about 600 people right there in front of me, putting everything he's got into it? all the videos of the strokes i've seen, i've never seen anyone attack the mic stand like he does, it was so damn weird seeing that play out 20 feet in front of me. if we're on a scale of "weird-but-great" it was about an eight, with a ten being jack playing in the same situation.
sorry, that got a lot longer than i thought it was going to, lol. i love talking about concerts though, they're almost like a religious experience for me.
Edited by mylittlecreamsoda, 29 January 2010 - 02:49 AM.
Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:27 AM
I absolutely loved seeing Cut In The Hill Gang at the Luminare in London. Not only were they one fire, but about 6 members of the crowd decided that there were going to do somekind of jive dancing. The men were almost literally throwing their women around the place. It even prompted Johnny to try and get a dancing contest going between everyone...but no one was really brave enough to compete with them.
Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:30 PM
I so enjoy live shows and 99.9% have been between good and great.
There's just something about seeing a band playing live that is hard to describe.
Here are some of the bands/shows that I can think of right now
White Stripes '01/'02'/03 especially
Patti Smith always amazing
Pearl Jam mid 90's
The Cult '86
The Sugarcubes 80's
Sonic Youth '91
Gene Loves Jezebel
Depeche Mode '85
Disposable Heroes of Hiphopracy
Alice in Chains
This whole list brings back a lot of great memories and there are way more I can't even think of right now.
Edited by bikedo, 30 January 2010 - 03:19 PM.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:39 AM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:48 PM
The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bad Reaction, Rabies, JFA, The Crowd, The Adolescents, TSOL, Critical Picnic, Harpoon Guns, Video Disease, Cat Party, Le Face, Bob Dylan, Mika Miko, X, Friendly Neighbors, Agent Orange, cand beleive i forgot BUZZCOCKS! haha theres prolly more i forgot :/ oh well.
ahhggh theres so many more those are the first i cold think of.
Stripes always rule. Harpoon Guns show where they got banned from "the clinic" was an awsome experience. & Dylan was amazing truely amazing saw him at the Palladium in Nov... heard it was the best he's been.
Edited by babycarrotrecords, 07 February 2010 - 04:17 PM.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:43 PM
Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:37 PM
White Stripes 2005 Detroit, MI @ Masonic Theater (2nd Night)
Dead Weather - Columbus, OH 2009
Mars Volta - Bonnaroo 09 (you would have to be in my state of mind)
Black Keys - Columbus, OH 2008
I tend to find that the most recent shows I go to are almost always my favorite...
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