Live Music Shows

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Live Music Shows

Postby Omphalos » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:04 am

I went to see Flogging Molly at the Sacramento Radison Hotel tonight. I love that band. Nothing goes together quite as well a moderately angry Irish music and The Clash-type punk rock. And seeing them outside was great.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:49 pm

I went and saw my good friends' band last night Savannah. Hardcore/Metal group, really good show. Only problem was I was right next to one half of the PA and now I have savage ringing in just my right ear. :(
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:21 pm

Send me your phone number and I'll yell in the left one for ya. Beginnings aren't the only time balance is important! :P

(Was this that Black Panthers band you've mentioned before?)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:41 am

SandChigger wrote:Send me your phone number and I'll yell in the left one for ya. Beginnings aren't the only time balance is important! :P

(Was this that Black Panthers band you've mentioned before?)


:lol:

I was thinking I'll have to remember to stand to the left next show to make sure I keep my hearing loss balanced.

No sir, this wasn't the Black Panthers band, mostly white guys, one native. No black. :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:53 am

Last live show I saw was Ozzfest 2003:

Ozzy Osbourne, KoЯn, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Chevelle were on the main stage.

I think that met my quota for a few years.
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Postby Robspierre » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:57 pm

The last live show I saw was No Doubt, took my mum for her birthday, The Distillers opened and Garbage followed them doing a 45 minute set, the only time that happened on the tour, then No Doubt played for 2.5 hours, had great seats and only paid $35 per ticket :D

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Postby Rakis » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:35 pm

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Postby The Phantom » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:31 am

Muse last summer.

wow they have to come back to Canada NOW!

best live act on the planet
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:22 am

Baraka Bryan wrote:Muse last summer.

wow they have to come back to Canada NOW!

best live act on the planet


Are you serious?

Jane's Addiction had lesbians having sex on a rocking bench.

The Butthole Surfers shot blanks at the crowd with a shotgun.

Ministry, Marylin Manson, RHCP... I can't imagine Muse being better.
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Postby The Phantom » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:05 am

Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:Muse last summer.

wow they have to come back to Canada NOW!

best live act on the planet


Are you serious?

Jane's Addiction had lesbians having sex on a rocking bench.

The Butthole Surfers shot blanks at the crowd with a shotgun.

Ministry, Marylin Manson, RHCP... I can't imagine Muse being better.



best in terms of musical quality for a live show... they literally sound exactly like they do on recordings.

matt bellamy is a genius guitarist, pianist and singer (all classically trained :D )
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:44 am

Baraka Bryan wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:Muse last summer.

wow they have to come back to Canada NOW!

best live act on the planet


Are you serious?

Jane's Addiction had lesbians having sex on a rocking bench.

The Butthole Surfers shot blanks at the crowd with a shotgun.

Ministry, Marylin Manson, RHCP... I can't imagine Muse being better.



best in terms of musical quality for a live show... they literally sound exactly like they do on recordings.

matt bellamy is a genius guitarist, pianist and singer (all classically trained :D )


That's funny, I really don't expect anyone to sound on stage like they do on the recording.

Smashing Pumpkins was one of the best musical performances I've ever seen on stage. Rush is incredible, too.
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Postby The Phantom » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:59 am

Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:Muse last summer.

wow they have to come back to Canada NOW!

best live act on the planet


Are you serious?

Jane's Addiction had lesbians having sex on a rocking bench.

The Butthole Surfers shot blanks at the crowd with a shotgun.

Ministry, Marylin Manson, RHCP... I can't imagine Muse being better.



best in terms of musical quality for a live show... they literally sound exactly like they do on recordings.

matt bellamy is a genius guitarist, pianist and singer (all classically trained :D )


That's funny, I really don't expect anyone to sound on stage like they do on the recording.

Smashing Pumpkins was one of the best musical performances I've ever seen on stage. Rush is incredible, too.



SPs are in toronto soon and the edge (popular rock station in TO) is giving tickets away all week.. i keep calling in whenever they say to but never get through :(
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:35 am

If they're anywhere as good as they were when I saw them it would be worth the price of admission. They were a relatively new band when I saw them though so there's no guarantee.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:37 am

I saw them when they were newish too. Excellent show.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:11 am

I always wanted to see those guys (EDIT: Smashing Pumpkins) but missed the one chance I had.

I missed IRON MAIDEN this summer - I don't know if I'll ever quite forgive myself for that... or for missing Rush, again. :(
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:23 am

Who sings for Iron Maiden now? I heard that Bruce Dickinson cant sing any more.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:46 am

Bruce was singing as far as I know. I missed them in Vancity, but my buddy caught them in Edmonton and said they were great.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:51 am

Omphalos wrote:Who sings for Iron Maiden now? I heard that Bruce Dickinson cant sing any more.


Looks like he's back as the frontman:

http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?cat ... icleid=330

It also looks as if they have kept Adrian Smith's replacement as a third guitarist now that Adrian is back.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:50 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Who sings for Iron Maiden now? I heard that Bruce Dickinson cant sing any more.


Looks like he's back as the frontman:

http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?cat ... icleid=330

It also looks as if they have kept Adrian Smith's replacement as a third guitarist now that Adrian is back.


With the way those guys layer guitar harmonies on recordings they could probably use five or six guitarists up on stage with them.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:08 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Who sings for Iron Maiden now? I heard that Bruce Dickinson cant sing any more.


Looks like he's back as the frontman:

http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?cat ... icleid=330

It also looks as if they have kept Adrian Smith's replacement as a third guitarist now that Adrian is back.


With the way those guys layer guitar harmonies on recordings they could probably use five or six guitarists up on stage with them.


Yes, it was very difficult for me to play IM songs in a one guitar band and make it sound right. Impossible I should say.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:28 pm

I could play them both on my haprsichord. The sound went up to 11 on that one.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:29 pm

Omphalos wrote:I could play them both on my haprsichord. The sound went up to 11 on that one.


I'm suprized you didn't spntaneously combust or choke to death on someone else's vommit!

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:16 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Who sings for Iron Maiden now? I heard that Bruce Dickinson cant sing any more.


Looks like he's back as the frontman:

http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?cat ... icleid=330

It also looks as if they have kept Adrian Smith's replacement as a third guitarist now that Adrian is back.


With the way those guys layer guitar harmonies on recordings they could probably use five or six guitarists up on stage with them.


Yes, it was very difficult for me to play IM songs in a one guitar band and make it sound right. Impossible I should say.


Impossible sounds about right. Maybe you could tap all the harmonies at once... :)
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Postby SimonH » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:09 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:Muse last summer.

wow they have to come back to Canada NOW!

best live act on the planet


Are you serious?

Jane's Addiction had lesbians having sex on a rocking bench.

The Butthole Surfers shot blanks at the crowd with a shotgun.

Ministry, Marylin Manson, RHCP... I can't imagine Muse being better.



best in terms of musical quality for a live show... they literally sound exactly like they do on recordings.

matt bellamy is a genius guitarist, pianist and singer (all classically trained :D )


That's funny, I really don't expect anyone to sound on stage like they do on the recording.

Smashing Pumpkins was one of the best musical performances I've ever seen on stage. Rush is incredible, too.


I have to give Muse two thumbs up. Great shows for the last two trips to Aus.

I loved SP until I saw them live. Billy Corgan was being an asshole the whole time. The highlight of the night was when someone spat a big green gooba onto his t-shirt :twisted:
Maybe it was just a bad night? I think they self destructed not too long after
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:49 am

Like I said, I saw them early on. Everyone has their bad nights. This is kind of a reunion tour for them, isn't it? Didn't they just get back together for their last record?
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:22 am

Check this kid out, his strat is bigger than him:

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Postby Sparafucile » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:07 pm

I live in Canada, and the closest place that's a sort of music 'mecca' where most artists visit is Montreal, which is a couple hours away, so I rarely get the actual 'good' bands without making a moderate trip out of it. BUT I did get lucky a few times and saw some great shows!

- Iron Maiden, back in 2003 or 2004. Very cool show, was worth the 3 hour bus drive there, shitty opening act, and the almost-missed-the-last-bus-of-the-night-back-home 3 hour ride home.

- Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band, multiple times throughout the years. He actually comes to Ottawa rather frequently, and I used to go see him every time he came, but I find his newer stuff to be ok at best, so I don't see him every time anymore.

- Dream Theater. THIS was a real treat. Saw them twice, both in the same year, once in Montreal and once they actually came to Ottawa (first time ever, and they haven't been back since :( ). These guys played 3.5-4 hour shows each time, and blew my socks off.

And a bunch of other famous canadian artists I saw when I was just a wee lad, when I couldn't really appreciate them. Oh well.

And that stuff about Maiden... was that recent? Because I remember reading about that, but that was many years ago! 8)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:32 pm

Sparafucile wrote:I live in Canada, and the closest place that's a sort of music 'mecca' where most artists visit is Montreal, which is a couple hours away, so I rarely get the actual 'good' bands without making a moderate trip out of it. BUT I did get lucky a few times and saw some great shows!

- Iron Maiden, back in 2003 or 2004. Very cool show, was worth the 3 hour bus drive there, shitty opening act, and the almost-missed-the-last-bus-of-the-night-back-home 3 hour ride home.

- Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band, multiple times throughout the years. He actually comes to Ottawa rather frequently, and I used to go see him every time he came, but I find his newer stuff to be ok at best, so I don't see him every time anymore.

- Dream Theater. THIS was a real treat. Saw them twice, both in the same year, once in Montreal and once they actually came to Ottawa (first time ever, and they haven't been back since :( ). These guys played 3.5-4 hour shows each time, and blew my socks off.

And a bunch of other famous canadian artists I saw when I was just a wee lad, when I couldn't really appreciate them. Oh well.

And that stuff about Maiden... was that recent? Because I remember reading about that, but that was many years ago! 8)


That's a good list of bands. I didn't realize you were Canadian too.
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Postby Sparafucile » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:22 pm

Born'n'bred 8)
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Postby Tleilax Master B » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:06 pm

Freakzilla wrote:Check this kid out, his strat is bigger than him:

http://www.dafun.de/Kleiner_Kerl_spiel_ ... pelin_3072


HOLY CRAP!!! That kid is awesome! He can't be anymore than 7 or 8. Wow, he has a career ahead of him if he decides to go that route.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:49 pm

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Postby Freakzilla » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:38 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Sparafucile wrote:I live in Canada, and the closest place that's a sort of music 'mecca' where most artists visit is Montreal, which is a couple hours away, so I rarely get the actual 'good' bands without making a moderate trip out of it. BUT I did get lucky a few times and saw some great shows!

- Iron Maiden, back in 2003 or 2004. Very cool show, was worth the 3 hour bus drive there, shitty opening act, and the almost-missed-the-last-bus-of-the-night-back-home 3 hour ride home.

- Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band, multiple times throughout the years. He actually comes to Ottawa rather frequently, and I used to go see him every time he came, but I find his newer stuff to be ok at best, so I don't see him every time anymore.

- Dream Theater. THIS was a real treat. Saw them twice, both in the same year, once in Montreal and once they actually came to Ottawa (first time ever, and they haven't been back since :( ). These guys played 3.5-4 hour shows each time, and blew my socks off.

And a bunch of other famous canadian artists I saw when I was just a wee lad, when I couldn't really appreciate them. Oh well.

And that stuff about Maiden... was that recent? Because I remember reading about that, but that was many years ago! 8)


That's a good list of bands. I didn't realize you were Canadian too.


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Postby The Phantom » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:59 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Sparafucile wrote:I live in Canada, and the closest place that's a sort of music 'mecca' where most artists visit is Montreal, which is a couple hours away, so I rarely get the actual 'good' bands without making a moderate trip out of it. BUT I did get lucky a few times and saw some great shows!

- Iron Maiden, back in 2003 or 2004. Very cool show, was worth the 3 hour bus drive there, shitty opening act, and the almost-missed-the-last-bus-of-the-night-back-home 3 hour ride home.

- Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band, multiple times throughout the years. He actually comes to Ottawa rather frequently, and I used to go see him every time he came, but I find his newer stuff to be ok at best, so I don't see him every time anymore.

- Dream Theater. THIS was a real treat. Saw them twice, both in the same year, once in Montreal and once they actually came to Ottawa (first time ever, and they haven't been back since :( ). These guys played 3.5-4 hour shows each time, and blew my socks off.

And a bunch of other famous canadian artists I saw when I was just a wee lad, when I couldn't really appreciate them. Oh well.

And that stuff about Maiden... was that recent? Because I remember reading about that, but that was many years ago! 8)


That's a good list of bands. I didn't realize you were Canadian too.


Coincidence? I think not, its a CONSPIRACY!



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Postby Rakis » Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:14 pm

Baraka Bryan wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Sparafucile wrote:I live in Canada, and the closest place that's a sort of music 'mecca' where most artists visit is Montreal, which is a couple hours away, so I rarely get the actual 'good' bands without making a moderate trip out of it. BUT I did get lucky a few times and saw some great shows!

- Iron Maiden, back in 2003 or 2004. Very cool show, was worth the 3 hour bus drive there, shitty opening act, and the almost-missed-the-last-bus-of-the-night-back-home 3 hour ride home.

- Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band, multiple times throughout the years. He actually comes to Ottawa rather frequently, and I used to go see him every time he came, but I find his newer stuff to be ok at best, so I don't see him every time anymore.

- Dream Theater. THIS was a real treat. Saw them twice, both in the same year, once in Montreal and once they actually came to Ottawa (first time ever, and they haven't been back since :( ). These guys played 3.5-4 hour shows each time, and blew my socks off.

And a bunch of other famous canadian artists I saw when I was just a wee lad, when I couldn't really appreciate them. Oh well.

And that stuff about Maiden... was that recent? Because I remember reading about that, but that was many years ago! 8)


That's a good list of bands. I didn't realize you were Canadian too.


Coincidence? I think not, its a CONSPIRACY!



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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:38 pm

Rakis wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Sparafucile wrote:I live in Canada, and the closest place that's a sort of music 'mecca' where most artists visit is Montreal, which is a couple hours away, so I rarely get the actual 'good' bands without making a moderate trip out of it. BUT I did get lucky a few times and saw some great shows!

- Iron Maiden, back in 2003 or 2004. Very cool show, was worth the 3 hour bus drive there, shitty opening act, and the almost-missed-the-last-bus-of-the-night-back-home 3 hour ride home.

- Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band, multiple times throughout the years. He actually comes to Ottawa rather frequently, and I used to go see him every time he came, but I find his newer stuff to be ok at best, so I don't see him every time anymore.

- Dream Theater. THIS was a real treat. Saw them twice, both in the same year, once in Montreal and once they actually came to Ottawa (first time ever, and they haven't been back since :( ). These guys played 3.5-4 hour shows each time, and blew my socks off.

And a bunch of other famous canadian artists I saw when I was just a wee lad, when I couldn't really appreciate them. Oh well.

And that stuff about Maiden... was that recent? Because I remember reading about that, but that was many years ago! 8)


That's a good list of bands. I didn't realize you were Canadian too.


Coincidence? I think not, its a CONSPIRACY!



better watch yourselves... we're taking over :twisted:
(but we'll ask for permission first, don't worry)


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Shsssh. :shock:










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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:13 am

Been years since I've seen a live show of any major act. Usually it's just some local thing. Saw U2 a few years back, The Tea Party and recently caught a show by Broken Social Scene.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:31 am

Is there some kind of difference between a live show and a concert? :P


Can't remember what years they were, but I've seen Momus with Poison Girlfriend, Eric Clapton, Sting, and kd lang in Tokyo. FWIW. :)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:17 am

SandChigger wrote:Is there some kind of difference between a live show and a concert? :P


Nope.

Can't remember what years they were, but I've seen Momus with Poison Girlfriend, Eric Clapton, Sting, and kd lang in Tokyo. FWIW. :)


I saw the Police a couple years ago, great show.
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:09 pm

SandChigger wrote:Is there some kind of difference between a live show and a concert? :P


Instigator! :wink: :P
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