Post by melikecheese on Jun 5, 2006 5:25:22 GMT -5
Dungen - June 3rd - Columbus, OH - Little Brothers ;D
We went early to catch all the bands. The first band, I forgot the name, was actually very entertaining. 1 man on the strings playing some very basic rock / blues riffs very similar to deadboy and the elephantmen. The girl on drums only had 3 drums and played standing up. They were all over the stage and liked to dance around. The coolest thing about this band was the girls symbol. She wore a belt around here waist with keys and lots of those small clingy percussions things. In order to play it she needed to jump up and down. Needless to say I was smiling the whole time because she was jumping and drumming and he was jumping and playing guitar. At the end they had you count to 3, an 1 he shoved his guitar throw the drum the girl was holding up, then 2 he went farther then on 3 he got it all the way thru both ends and got some nasty feedback going.
The next band was the Nethers from NYC. Very cool stuff in my book. They might actually be able to gain a following. Reminded me of warlocks / BJTM type rock with 2 guitars and lots of psych jamming, feedback messin. I was happy with this set. The girl singer was a nice change for a lot of these bands.
Then at about midnight Dungen took the stage. The props guy opened up a 12 pack of Heineken for the band and set them all over the stage. Then they took the stage and the bliss started. Most of the songs came from Ta Det Lungt. I think the highlight was Festival. One of the songs sounded like on of the mixes off 1999-2001 and that was may favorite song. It was an extended jam that went on for quite a bit. They really are great musicians and played very well together. Everyone made playing seem so easy. The guitarist was really fun to watch and liked to kneel in front of the amps when he was breakin it down. This was one of those shows that time just flew by. I thought they played for 30 mins but according to my girlfriend it was 1.5 hours or so, maybe a little less. Gustav rocked the flute a bit, that was really cool to see. Judging from the music being played before the shows the flute is very popular in Swedish music. I found myself dancin with my eyes closed many times. For some reason I do this when the shows really good or I am really getting into it. The sound is fuller with your eyes closed and your brain isn't processing anything visually. I am really really excited to see them again at bonnaroo. I will be getting to the tent early so I can get a good spot. Awesome, Awesome show!!!
Saw moe. last night at the Saranac Brewery in Utica NY. Absolutely unbelievable show. I saw them in January in Syracuse and I had posted how good I thought it was and it had restored my faith in moe. This show just blows that one out of the water. Looking at the setlist it's nothing that looks real great but the playing was just fire. They even threw in a nice cover of Karma Police. Good times and Great music. Nothing but good things to say about it. Makes me wish I was gonna catch them at 'roo.
Post by TheFudgeFactory on Jun 25, 2006 17:14:17 GMT -5
Saw Pearl Jam in cincy last night. Robert Pollard(ex-Guided By Voices singer) opened up the show and was obviously wasted off his ass. PJ had a bunch of energy and the crowd was unbelievable, but I was a little dissapointed in the setlist. They played a lot more of their fast rocking songs, which I love but I was wanting to here some of their softer stuff and their more jammy stuff(they did jam out on Crazy Mary though). One point in the show someone threw a copy of the new rolling stone with eddie on the cover on stage, and eddie proceeded to wipe his ass with it saying that it was supposed to be a group photo on the cover but Rolling stone changed it at the last minute without permission. At the end Robert Pollard came out and sung Baba O'reilly with them and had the whole place going nuts. I enjoyed the setlist from the first time I say Pearl Jam better than this one, but this was a very good show too. I definitely could see them playing Bonnaroo!
What happens if my tee shot lands on a bird's back and he carries it out of bounds but then is attacked by a larger bird who grabs the ball and drops it in the hole? Is that still a hole in one? 'Cause that's how I'm gonna play it.
Post by HoodooOperator on Jun 29, 2006 7:01:19 GMT -5
Seu Jorge - Metro - Chicago, IL - 06/28/06 Awesome show, I danced my booty off. It took me back to Roo, dang I miss you Bonnaroo, I cant wait to see you next year, and please give Mr Jorge a late night show, it would be glorious.
Post by HoodooOperator on Jul 2, 2006 14:55:38 GMT -5
Nine Inch Nails w/ Bauhaus - First Midwest Amphitheatre - Chicago,IL - 07/01/06 Great show, awesome stage show, really cool production......venue was huge and empty, we had the lawn to dance in basically all by ourselves......pretty fun time fo sho...
Yesterday was the Independence Day Jam (Keller Williams, Taj Mahal, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Green Lemon) here in Oklahoma City. I took my dad for his Father's Day present since I was at Roo on the actual day. There was SO MUCH tie-dye and I saw a few Bonnaroo shirts and talked to a few people who had been to Roo. The vibe was happy and the people were very friendly and helpful, but it really just made me miss Bonnaroo.
Pics of The Independence Day Jam - Oklahoma City - 7/4/06 gates just opened
I saw LeZ Zeppelin last Fri. night in Harrisburg, PA. They're an all-girl Zeppelin cover band. And man are they sexy. They're quite good as well. The guitarist does Jimmy Page pretty frickin good. She even used the big bow for Dazed and Confused. Sweet christ it was loud though. My ears just got back to normal yesterday. They're worth checking out if you get a chance.
Post by HoodooOperator on Jul 8, 2006 11:32:15 GMT -5
Tortured Soul w/ Kid Beyond - Metro SMARTBAR - Chicago, IL - 07/07/06 So yeah......tortured soul was amazing AGAIN, these guys must be at Bonnaroo next year, the smartbar is sooooo small, and is not a "live music" venue, it is usually only DJ's, these guys bring everything to the table when they play, if they come any where near you, you must see them again, that is if you were not to cool to check them out at the ROo. The biggest suprise though was Kid Beyond, the guy fu ckin rocks, nuff said. Vegoose had him last year, i think Bonnaroo needs him next year fo sho.....the guy will blow your fu ckin mind....
As many of you know, I'm new to Colorado and this was my first opportunity to check out the Bluebird, which is a really neat little venue, that happened to have a tiny crowd this evening. That said, the bands still won everybody over. Steel Train was killer in the opening slot opened up with an M. Ward cover ("Helicopter") that was in incredible, and plopped in their Wilco cover ("I Got You (End of the Century)") within the first couple of songs also. Their acapella'ish version of "Road Song" was stellar and truly showcased their ability to harmonize.
Grace Potter headlined and blew a few heads off. Her voice was presence altering and the band was blazing. I wasn't able to see them in Manchester, but having heard her bootleg from Bonnaroo, I was expecting a whole lot and they didn't disappoint. They're definitely in their prime in the live environment. They jam when necessary and it's lovely to hear a frugal jam band who has so much talent to go around. The reasonably small crowd was really digging the set and excitement built throughout, leading up to an encore with the members of Steel Train joining them on stage for a supposedly new song called 'Piss On Your Hand,' or something of the sort.
Post by billypilgrim on Jul 10, 2006 14:25:03 GMT -5
Widespread Panic last Friday at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. What the crowd lacked in size (the place was half empty -- Panic doesn't draw well out west), it more than made up for in enthusiasm. An amazing show.
Dark Star Orchestra this friday, I am about ready to come out of my skin..........driving my wife crazy...I think she wants it to come as bad as I do so I'll stop talking about it........also later this month Guster and Ray LaMontangue (???? not even close but I think you know who I mean!!)
Saw Les Claypool at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta last night. Drove down from Knoxville, drove back after the show, so we were pretty exhausted by the time we got home but it was so worth it. Great venue, great crowd, and Les, of course, was amazing.
Last night I saw Camera Obscura and I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness play different parts of the same club (2 shows for the price of 1 night at Emo's in Austin). Camera Obscura's set was pretty great. If you dig country tinged Phil Spector-esque pop with two cute Scottish girls singing front and center, you'd probably dig their show. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness pretty much sound like what would have happened if U2 had tried to be Joy Division instead of the Clash. Really great atmospheric stuff that reminds you of every great industrial-goth new wave album released in the 80s. At times, they do push the atmospherics to the breaking point, but they always take their songs in unexpected directions. The only thing I foresee impeding their progress is the hit-or-miss vocals the lead singer provides. But yeah, either act is worth checking out if they come your way.
Post by HoodooOperator on Jul 17, 2006 12:22:50 GMT -5
i had gotten free VIP tickets to Ozzfest, so went and checked that out, mainly just horrible, repetitive, metal, but i gotta say System of a Down was freakin amazing....i had seen them numerous times in the past, but not since the Toxicity tour....this is their last tour before their "hiatus".....which could possibly mean no more....but we'll see....anyways, the highlight of their show was Daron jammin out "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits.....priceless!.....anywho, if these guys didnt attract such a rowdy bunch of douchebags to their show, they would be hella cool to see late-nite at Bonnaroo......
Dudezer47 - Just out of pure curiousity, which band played the lil indoor stage and which played the outside/inside larger stage?
Camera Obscura played first on the larger stage at around 11:30 in the outdoor portion of Emo's. Directly after their set, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness started the indoor set. And then there was most likely an after party in the Lounge, but it was 2 am and I was ready to get out of 6th Street.
Post by blueslikehail on Jul 17, 2006 19:03:13 GMT -5
man you simply cannot beat new york city for free concerts in the summer.
about 2 weekends ago we caught tv on the radio in prospect park in brooklyn. they absolutely killed it. they're going to be huge or something is wrong with this country. they had members of antibalas join them on stage for a number of songs, which really added a lot of depth to their sound. good mix of old and new stuff for the hometown crowd.
the next day was antibalas in central park with balkan beat box opening. i had never heard bbb, but was really impressed and sad that i didn't see them at roo. antibalas was very fun and danceable, as always. indictment was cool, with stuart boogie asking the crowd who they wanted to see indicted. the lead singer of tvotr returned the favor by singing with them on a few songs. they also played a few new songs that they said were off an upcoming album.
finally, we went down to coney island for the annual siren festival on sat. got there in time to first see tapes n tapes, who sounded even tighter than when i saw them a few months ago. they played a couple songs i didn't recognize, which makes me wonder if it was old stuff or if they're already working on a new album.
after hanging out on the beach for a bit and stuffing myself with some nathan's, i caught art brut. their album didn't really do it for me, but i wanted to see their live show. while they are an entertaining band and interact with the crowd a lot, their sound kinda gets old after about 4 songs that basically are the same. they get the crowd going though and would probably be worth seeing if you have a couple extra bucks.
skipped scissor sisters to end the evening with stars. the best i can say is that they tried their best. the sound on the second stage where they were was just awful. for art brut and their bang bang rock and roll it was fine, but for stars' delicate interlocking of orchestral parts and harmonies, it sucked. too bassy, and you could barely hear the violin and keyboard. they are really good though, quite underrated imho, and you should check out their last cd, set yourself on fire, if you get a chance.
sorry to bother you with the future and not the pas. i just thjought it would be nice for those who were not aware
mmw, wood bros and andrew bird at summerfest digital underground and mixmaster mike at summerfest as well and thats really it since the roo o yeah i saw ed rush and optical at the smartbar chicago for a rediculous four hours of hard hitting dnb
the mmw show was so raw. not much spacey sounding or abstract parts, but just direct funk. good day
Post by melikecheese on Jul 20, 2006 3:21:58 GMT -5
hey sorry bro, didn't mean for that to come off ass an a-hole comment but I think it may have. Karma to you for being cool and having a pic of Wesley Willis. Just know you post about shows alot and I was curiuos how any of them were.
July 18th, Say Hi To Your Mom & Dirty on Purpose - Andymans Treehouse - Columbus, OH
Dirty on Purpose is worth seeing, they sound great live. They play a showgaze kinda rock, good stuff if you like any psych rock. Say Hi To Your Mom didnt seem real into it. Elctro pop stuff. Left halfway thru since I had to get up at 6 and it was already 1. The treehouse always rules, tiny little room with a big ass tree growing out of the middle, straight out the roof. Really a one of a kind place.
I saw Secret Machines (FINALLY!!!) at Artscape in Baltimore. They were part of a free series of concerts there all weekend. I only got to see them and some of G. Love. But The Machines were amazing. It was pouring rain for part of the show, then it stopped and a rainbow came out, directly behind the crowd. One of the guys said it was the best light show they've ever had The crowd there was really awesome, very bonnarooish and friendly. There was no security check, so you could bring your own booze. I'd highly recommend going to this in the future. Grace Potter is playing today, but I gotta work tonight, so I'll have to catch her at a future time and place. Here's a few pics....