Post by Jonathan Christmas on Mar 22, 2013 9:31:50 GMT -5
Went at saw Boy at Schuba's last night. They put on a short show but were really great. Basically, they played the album and a couple of covers. They kept talking about coming back this summer so fingers crossed for a P4K show. If you're looking for a melodic an chill night see them. We really enjoyed the show.
Post by thepeppers on Mar 24, 2013 20:11:41 GMT -5
Seen Luke Bryan with Thompson Square and Fl/Ga Line last night at John Paul Jones Arena...it was a good show, if you like country. I am pretty indifferent to it, but my girlfriend is a big fan. I found all the dancing that Luke did was a little weird, but all the women really got into it. Thompson Square was my favorite part of the whole night. When they played "If I didn't have you" they set up like a scene in a play. They played "I won't back down" by Tom Petty and "Carry On" by FUN, and pulled it off for the most part.
I was surprised to see the crowd it brought in. Sold out concert, and I didn't see a empty seat. I pretty sure for a concert JPJ holds at least 13K.
Back in January I went to a small venue in CT to support my buddy's band...After they finished their set I stuck around for the next band because I was intrigued by all the instruments they busted out (banjo, an upright bass, trumpet etc). They came all the way from Ohio and kicked ass. Check out Dear Commonwealth if you are looking for a folk/jazz vibe.
Has anyone ever been to "The Vera Project" in Seattle? I have tickets to see The Men there. Apparently is an all ages venue( I find this out after the fact). Was hoping to see them on 4/20, but might just catch them in Vancouver the night before. I'd prefer NOT to have to worry about trampling some 12 year old kid in my drunken state, still gonna be in Seatyle for 4/20, just not sure what I'm going to see just yet.
Seeing turf war/Twin Tigers, Kylesa/Bear Fight!, Dead Confederate/Roadkill Ghostchoir, and The Sword/Bear Fight! in the next few weeks which is a great run of shows for Savannah. I've only seen Bear Fight! (local metal band) out of those but they absolutely killed it at Stopover.
Saw Bonobo a few days ago. It wasn't really at all what I expected. Simon Greene (Bonobo) came on stage with a full band. There was a vocalist for at least half his songs, a drummer, keyboard, saxophone/ clarinet (alternating, I think, but couldn't see too well), guitar, and Simon split time between his turntable and a bass guitar.
The show was very mellow compared to Black Sands or his boiler room set. Plenty of talent on stage, but the entire vibe caught me off guard. It's more of a "night out with the girl" kind of experience than the "casually rolling on a Thursday" setting I was hoping for. Whatever.
Edit: The undercard, shigeto, is pretty good and worth arriving early for.
Post by billypilgrim on Apr 14, 2013 16:10:41 GMT -5
I saw a Phil Lesh Spring Ramble Friday at Phil's club - Terrapin Crossroads. This lineup included Luther weenieinson and Anders Osborne. They both tore it up, but I've always been a huge fan of Luther. He brought out his two-string coffee can guitar for a smoking version of Rollin' and Tumblin' and they did a couple of Neil Young songs (Down by the River and Cortez the Killer). I love the rotating cast of musicians who come through this venue.
Saw Wavves with Fidlar and Cheetahs @ Kings Baracade in Raleigh, NC on 4/14. It's a very small venue and was perfect setting for their style of show. I was really impressed they seemed much more refined and professional than their set at Roo 2011, but still brought tons of energy and passion. They even played a Sublime cover(Santeria) for Steven the bassist's B-day who seemed fairly drunk but I enjoyed it and the band and crowd all thought it was funny. Overall a very energy filled fun live show with two decent opening bands. It'd give it an B+ overall and would definitely see them again for a third time.
Post by goldenchords on Apr 21, 2013 13:45:49 GMT -5
Watched Dawes/Dylan in Kzoo last night. 1st time seeing Dawes and 6th time seeing Dylan. Dawes quartet just uses half of the stage but they sound incredible. Very enthusiastic and played about half old stuff and half off the album they released last week. I bought the new album today and would encourage anyone who enjoys good songwriters to try it out. Dawes did a meet/greet between shows and sadly they won't be at Roo this year even tho they are playing Nashville earlier that week.
The last few times I have seen Dylan I feel like he really "nails" some numbers and others his voice issues really catch up with him. The songs I enjoyed last night beat were not even my favorite Dylan tunes. Bob did a great job on blind Willie McTell, What Good Am I?, All along the Watchtower, and Pay In Blood. He has again reworked TUIB and Visions of Johanna but they were unseen at best. As always, there are some longtime fans that leave early. I don't think I would ever do that, but probably won't go to as many Dylan shows except when I'm equally looking forward to warmup bands. All in all a great evening and I encourage fans to check this spring tour out.
Has anyone been to a good show lately? I saw the Allman Brothers last night playing their last night of the year at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. It was AWESOME! After a night with many special guests, Mike Mattison (the singer from the Derek Trucks Band) sang a song, the next song had Mike Gordon (from Phish) on bass! Derek rocked out (I am a huge fan of him and his solo band) and his wife played slide on a song too! The encore was a great rendition of Derek's version of Bock to Bock that seemed to last forever, but the best part was meeting Mike Mattison on the subway after the show! What a night! Too bad the Allmans wont be at the 'roo this year, they were great last june!
Saw the Lonely Forest over the weekend in Memphis..they were awesome! The singer asked the crowd how many of us saw them play at Bonnaroo last year..when a few people responded he was like "hey cool, we made like 5 fans".
Post by klimfactor on Apr 23, 2013 15:15:53 GMT -5
I saw The Black Angels last week in Columbus. Elephant Stone opened for them, and I was really impressed with their live show. I also bought their most recent CD, and it's pretty good: Poppy 60s psychedelic rock, with some Hindu flourishes. As for The Black Angels, they were incredible, as always. The visuals, combined with the heavy psychedelic music, was almost overwhelming at times, but in a good way. I wish I could go to the Austin Psych Fest. ...
Post by Jonathan Christmas on Apr 24, 2013 13:04:58 GMT -5
Saw How to Destroy Angels last night. Visually one of the best shows I've ever seen, top 3 easy. They put on a great show. I do think the barrier between the audience and the band kind of brought down the energy. I think it would have been a little better if the band was more visible when the barriers were moved. The lighting they used in those instances still obscured faces. My friend was asking me questions about what the singer looked like and we were in something like a 1500 person venue.
No matter what beautifully performed and stunningly put together on the whole. I highly recommend this show.