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sbessiso
12-20-2009, 12:59 PM
In no particular order I suppose.

Thievery Corporation @ Coachella- Shitty lounge music. Watered down world music. Has no business on the mainstage

Thievery Corporation @ Lollapalooza

The B-52s @ The Fillmore-Wow. What went wrong here? Absolutely no energy, one of them acted like she was on a shitton of xanax. A bare empty stage, no lights, nothing. It was pathetic and disappointing

Animal Collective @ Bonnaroo- Never really understood the term "musical masturbation" until I experienced this set. I swear to God I almost passed out during "Fireworks"

I might think of more but these were the standouts

stinkbutt
12-20-2009, 01:07 PM
Wavves @ the 7th St. Entry

not only the worst show of the year but worst I've ever seen... ever

also I think there is already a thread for this

gaypalmsprings
12-20-2009, 01:08 PM
Vampire Weekend at Pappy & Harriets
Morrissey @ Fantasy Springs - oh yeah, was cancelled
Hard Summer @ Forum - oh yeah, cluster fuck

suprefan
12-20-2009, 01:12 PM
Animal Collective @ Bonnaroo- Never really understood the term "musical masturbation" until I experienced this set. I swear to God I almost passed out during "Fireworks"


They played during the day, thats a problem as it is.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Salah why did you watch Thievery Corp. at Lollapalooza if you already didn't like their set at Coachella?

suprefan
12-20-2009, 01:13 PM
He had to wait at that stage before The Killers.

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 01:15 PM
They were on right before the killers at Coach and right before DM at Lolla. I just wanted them to end so fucking badly, my mood was not pleasant

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 01:16 PM
Understandable.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Morrissey @ Fantasy Springs - oh yeah, was cancelled


Don't forget that he then played on George Lopez a few days later and was all better.

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 01:20 PM
And people really fucking dig them. Thats fine and all, but why are they so popular? Just stick them in a tent somewhere and keep them out of my way!

Whats your list, Tallguy? Supre? Surely they couldnt all be winners

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 01:26 PM
I really didn't care for the Explosions in the Sky show at the Palladium. Too big of a venue for them, something was just off.

And I saw Iron Butterfly in a small little club in Redondo Beach and it was terrible.

The Mars Volta show at the Ventura Theatre was very underwhelming, not nearly as electric as the 2 times I had seen them live before.

And a friend talked me into seeing Fishbone at the same small club in Redondo Beach and it was really bad as well.

gaypalmsprings
12-20-2009, 01:26 PM
The B-52s @ The Fillmore-Wow. What went wrong here? Absolutely no energy, one of them acted like she was on a shitton of xanax. A bare empty stage, no lights, nothing. It was pathetic and disappointing


Too bad. I saw them a couple summers ago on True Colors tour & they were great. They pretty much are getting old & don't dance around much, but their set was very good. Rock Lobster.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 01:28 PM
Rock Lobster is one of the most annoying songs I've ever heard.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 01:31 PM
I got tickets to attend tribute shows in the valley a few times, and they included Journey, The Beatles, The Who, and I think Zeppelin....anyways, every tribute band I've seen is just awful. I regret going, but the food was stupendous, so I couldn't resist.

gaypalmsprings
12-20-2009, 01:32 PM
The only tribute band I like is The Pink Floyd Experience.

suprefan
12-20-2009, 01:35 PM
And people really fucking dig them. Thats fine and all, but why are they so popular? Just stick them in a tent somewhere and keep them out of my way!

Whats your list, Tallguy? Supre? Surely they couldnt all be winners

Muse last week was eh. Pj Harvey, the same, only 70 mins, not justifiable for a $60 ticket.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 01:36 PM
B-52s tribute band takes the cake for worst though. So remember, just when you think a band's awful live, you can always count on a tribute band to make it twice as excruciatingly terrible. I felt Queen was basically one of those with Rodgers leading the group...that was awful.

Sushov23
12-20-2009, 01:41 PM
They played during the day, thats a problem as it is.

I understand why people love them on record. They have some interesting things to offer with every release. AC playing live is another story, they are fucking terrible, saying something like this is a cop out.

PJandBompton
12-20-2009, 01:43 PM
out of all the shows i saw this year...i luckily didn't really have any bad experiences with shows this year...

Nipsey Hussle was AWFUL opening for The Game and there was at least an hour wait before Game came on but he was sick...

Dead Weather was underwhelming...Busta Rhymes came on late as fuck and played a short set...didn't get to see Public Enemy because it took so long for them to get onstage...

have to say that's all i can think about for now...

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 01:44 PM
I hate hearing the "they were on during the day" excuse. It really shouldnt make that much of a difference

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 01:45 PM
Well if a band is known for having an amazing light show, obviously being on during the day will make a big difference.

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 01:47 PM
what does that have to do with the music? I guess it would have helped the time pass a little quicker having something to look at instead of a sheet with their album cover printed on it

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 01:47 PM
It almost ruins the experience with certain acts...the whole night atmosphere makes it so much more than just a performance. It's like a Portishead gig taking place at 2 in the afternoon.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 01:48 PM
Lights can enhance the overall experience, obviously. And can, in reality, make shitty music seem better.

Gribbz
12-20-2009, 01:48 PM
In no particular order I suppose.

Thievery Corporation @ Coachella- Shitty lounge music. Watered down world music. Has no business on the mainstage

Thievery Corporation @ Lollapalooza

The B-52s @ The Fillmore-Wow. What went wrong here? Absolutely no energy, one of them acted like she was on a shitton of xanax. A bare empty stage, no lights, nothing. It was pathetic and disappointing

Animal Collective @ Bonnaroo- Never really understood the term "musical masturbation" until I experienced this set. I swear to God I almost passed out during "Fireworks"

I might think of more but these were the standouts

Why would you buy a ticket to the Animal Collective show in Florida if you hate them so much?

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 01:50 PM
Yeah but you KNOW a Portishead set, be at 2 in the afternoon in some parking lot, would still be incredible. The light show enhances, but shouldnt be the deciding factor


Why would you buy a ticket to the Animal Collective show in Florida if you hate them so much?

I was curious, plus I had friends going. I sold that ticket if you dont remember

nbvcide
12-20-2009, 01:55 PM
Coachella

Sushov23
12-20-2009, 01:57 PM
Lights can enhance the overall experience, obviously. And can, in reality, make shitty music seem better.

It's not the music that's a problem, it's their shit performance of said music. The lights are also not too impressive. They could maybe make the overall experience better. Animal Collective have some great tunes, it's just a shame they can't perform them better.
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paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 01:58 PM
Panda's live shows are much better than Animal Collective's. My opinion.

suprefan
12-20-2009, 02:01 PM
I hate hearing the "they were on during the day" excuse. It really shouldnt make that much of a difference

It does.

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bmack86
12-20-2009, 02:02 PM
Animal Collective can be one of the best live bands I've seen. The nature of their shows also means that sometimes they're going to fall flat. I don't picture a fest ever working for them because they can't really stretch stuff and won't have the same crowd reaction.

I've seen AC 6 times and 4 of them they were absolutely fantastic. But not for everyone.

Dodos were the worst show I saw this year. They tried, but the sound was horrible, the crowd was pathetic and it took me 3 hours to get to the Getty. Fucking pathetic.

MissingPerson
12-20-2009, 02:02 PM
The Antlers were kinda disappointing. Not bad, but a disappointing show from Kettering onwards. It wasn't their fault - just a classic illustration of a great band ruined by a terrible venue.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 02:03 PM
Panda's live shows are much better than Animal Collective's. My opinion.

Have you actually seen him, or is that based on Bootlegs? Because that's never a good judge. Having said that, Panda Bear was absolutely perfect at ATP, everything I could have hoped for.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 02:03 PM
Have you actually seen him, or is that based on Bootlegs? Because that's never a good judge. Having said that, Panda Bear was absolutely perfect at ATP, everything I could have hoped for.

Twice. Nice try.

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 02:06 PM
I've seen AC 6 times and 4 of them they were absolutely fantastic. But not for everyone.

I tried, man. I was there and did my part. Im sure AC and I will cross paths again in the future.

I will say though, staying for their set got me a prime spot for YYYs and they were fucking incredible. Maybe the best YYY show ive seen out of like 4, so it was worth it

Sushov23
12-20-2009, 02:07 PM
I find it hysterical that people on this board continue making excuses for Animal Collective live. At this point it doesn't matter, people have chosen what side they stand on, So be it.

AAM!!!
12-20-2009, 02:11 PM
Glassjaw at the Glasshouse was the worst show of the year by far. I went for my friend, and was very open minded about the whole thing, but it was just awful.

chiapet
12-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Animal Collective at Sasquatch was by far the worst show I've seen all year. People under the stairs at Bonnaroo were pretty boring, too.

suprefan
12-20-2009, 02:15 PM
Glassjaw at the Glasshouse was the worst show of the year by far. I went for my friend, and was very open minded about the whole thing, but it was just awful.

Pussy, that shit was sick.... My body was sore for about 3 days after that.

Monklish
12-20-2009, 02:15 PM
MBV anywhere
Animal Collective anywhere
Gang Gang Dance
MSTRKRFT
Etienne

AAM!!!
12-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Pussy, that shit was sick.... My body was sore for about 3 days after that.

Daryl should fucking drop dead. It was awful.

BlackSwan
12-20-2009, 02:19 PM
Muse at Oracle Arena was by far my worst show of 2009.

AAM!!!
12-20-2009, 02:21 PM
Muse at Oracle Arena was by far my worst show of 2009.

People, setlist, or just overall?

suprefan
12-20-2009, 02:22 PM
Daryl should fucking drop dead. It was awful.

Too bad you cant die from Crohns disease. He is immortal.

BlackSwan
12-20-2009, 02:23 PM
People, setlist, or just overall?

Overall... I never leave a show early, and I did that night.

AAM!!!
12-20-2009, 02:25 PM
Overall... I never leave a show early, and I did that night.

How were they that bad!?

Monklish
12-20-2009, 02:25 PM
Too bad you cant die from Crohns disease. He is immortal.

You can absolutely die from Crohn's disease, you know-nothing piece of shit.

GrossMagic
12-20-2009, 02:31 PM
Pretty Lights in SD was an extreme letdown. Lights weren't very pretty, live drummer didn't do anything for me, crowd kinda blew, and beats were repetitive.

Aurgasm
12-20-2009, 02:39 PM
i thought the black keys and tvotr sounded shitty at coach. besides that all shows have been good for me this year.

oh and i had to sit through a crystal castles set at hard bummer. soo bad

suprefan
12-20-2009, 02:54 PM
You can absolutely die from Crohn's disease, you know-nothing piece of shit.

So how many of those piece of shit human beings you called '' my friends'' died form it then.

Derekx
12-20-2009, 02:56 PM
Passion Pit at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Completely underwhelming and their fans are annoying.

Boourns
12-20-2009, 03:46 PM
Twisted Wheel, Broken Family Band, Enter Shikari at Glasto, the stuff I caught in the Sahara this year, Fucked Up and Darker My Love at FYF

zenidogx
12-20-2009, 03:50 PM
Animal Collective the second time I saw them.
Princeton
No Age opening for Pixies
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes opening for Gogol
Street Sweeper Social Club and The Nightwatchman - fuck Morello doing "folk"

GrossMagic
12-20-2009, 03:58 PM
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes opening for Gogol
"folk"

please explain this. I saw the same show and was instantly attracted and inspired.

PC-2 Violence
12-20-2009, 04:03 PM
The Mars Volta - Dodge Theater
Janes Addiction - Cricket Pavillion
Crystal Castles (Twice) Coachella / Hard Summer
Steve Aoki @ Hard Haunted Mansion
Frank Music - Nocturnal

Raptor Clinton
12-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Rain Machine was really nice, but I could barely even hear it over the thousand yips of yapping yuppies. So despite my deep fiery love for Kyp Malone, I would say that it was a terrible show.

The worst that comes to mind was Cold Cave at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. The opening acts were stellar, and I met Cold Cave afterwards and they seem like nice guys. The music and the performance just bored me to tears.

zenidogx
12-20-2009, 04:40 PM
please explain this. I saw the same show and was instantly attracted and inspired.

the sound in the Fox was bugging me the entire night, but Sharpe just came off as meh-tastic. Their performance at Treasure Island was terrific, though.

MuseRadio
12-20-2009, 04:50 PM
I really didn't care for the Explosions in the Sky show at the Palladium. Too big of a venue for them, something was just off

And a friend talked me into seeing Fishbone at the same small club in Redondo Beach and it was really bad as well.


I was at both of these shows and both were pretty damn lame. My 2 worst for sure.

MuseRadio
12-20-2009, 05:55 PM
To set the record straight, you guys are both right about Crohn's Disease. You will not die DIRECTLY from the disease. However, many of the complications such as malnutrition from inflammed small bowel mucosa, fistulous tract formations possibily leading to sepsis, multiple abdominal surgeries causing short-gut syndrome, increased risk of GI bleeding and on and on can be life threatening.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 06:06 PM
Animal Collective can be so good that nobody would deny their talent (except Randy). If you've seen them at a festival, it's not ideal for them. I saw one amazing fest set, two pathetic fest sets. And, yes, when they're bad, they're very bad. It's a jam band sort of approach, only it's to the basics of the songs, so if the jam doesn't work, the song dies.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 06:07 PM
Twice. Nice try.

What shows?

And, go fuck yourself. He's played something like 15 live shows, it's not too much to believe that people haven't seen him live.

WhyTheLongFace
12-20-2009, 06:23 PM
2 Live Crew @ The Key Club

boarderwoozel3
12-20-2009, 06:23 PM
Hard Summer is in a league of its own.

sbessiso
12-20-2009, 06:24 PM
2 Live Crew @ The Key Club

YES.

They did a show here some weeks ago and it was just a massive failure on all cylinders. I didn't include it in my list because I don't even count it as a "show".

westcoastpirate
12-20-2009, 06:27 PM
Noah and the Whale at Coachella was the worst I experienced this year.

WhyTheLongFace
12-20-2009, 06:29 PM
YES.

They did a show here some weeks ago and it was just a massive failure on all cylinders. I didn't include it in my list because I don't even count it as a "show".

I'd think it'd be better in their hometown but I guess not. I saw a youtube the week before and they brought out strippers and porn stars. When I went they pulled old chicks from the audience on stage and it look like a Lifetime Movie Network Cheese & Andre Wine party on stage. Disgusting.

stuporfly
12-20-2009, 07:20 PM
Morrissey's set at Coachella was terrible, as was Beach House opening for Grizzly Bear in Brooklyn. I was rather looking forward to both, too. thenewno2 at Coachella was even worse, though I blame myself more than anything for even bothering.

buddy
12-20-2009, 07:23 PM
im glad i saw leonard cohen in morrissey's place. one of my favorites of the year. i did get there in time for the end of his set. to hear him complain about the smell of bbq.

misterpickles
12-20-2009, 07:39 PM
hard summer hard summer hard summer

TommyboyUNM
12-20-2009, 07:59 PM
Animal Collective can be so good that nobody would deny their talent (except Randy). If you've seen them at a festival, it's not ideal for them. I saw one amazing fest set, two pathetic fest sets. And, yes, when they're bad, they're very bad. It's a jam band sort of approach, only it's to the basics of the songs, so if the jam doesn't work, the song dies.

Bryan, Animal Collective was awful for me mostly because of the yelping and Avey was off key almost the entire show.

I fail to see how a non-festival setting, and a light show, could make his voice better.

nbvcide
12-20-2009, 08:27 PM
im glad i saw leonard cohen in morrissey's place. one of my favorites of the year. i did get there in time for the end of his set. to hear him complain about the smell of bbq.

Cohen's last song was during Morrissey's first..

buddy
12-20-2009, 08:29 PM
yup i got to see a couple of songs from morrissey's set

gaypalmsprings
12-20-2009, 08:32 PM
2 Live Crew @ The Key Club

I thought one of them was dead.

runbowsky
12-20-2009, 08:34 PM
Hard Summer is in a league of its own.

came in to post this

gaypalmsprings
12-20-2009, 08:36 PM
hard summer hard summer hard summer

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/uncategorized/1170297975397.jpg

WizardIsAboutToDie
12-20-2009, 08:42 PM
The Streets at Club Nokia:
At the end of the show, Skinner admitted it was his worst gig in 5 years and offered everyone a 50% rebate.

The Cribs at Roxy:
Terrible venue and Marr was trying too hard to fit in. They were better without him the times I've seen them before. Still like the record, though.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-20-2009, 08:54 PM
Pussy, that shit was sick.... My body was sore for about 3 days after that.

eh...saw Glassjaw once (at a Warped Tour) and it was insanely underwhelming. I have been in multitudes of ridiculous so that's not a determining factor. It's just not for everybody

betao
12-20-2009, 09:20 PM
I didnt really see any bad non-festival shows, but if I have to pick one, here it is:

Animal Collective @ 9:30 Club - Fantastic live band, but my god they have one of the worst and most disprespectful fanbases around. Show was really good, but they audience vibe kept the full experience from being awesome.

wmgaretjax
12-20-2009, 09:31 PM
Animal Collective @ 9:30 Club - Fantastic live band, but my god they have one of the worst and most disprespectful fanbases around. Show was really good, but they audience vibe kept the full experience from being awesome.

Their crowds have gotten fairly unpleasant since they blew up with MPP... Their shows used to be a lot more fun... Looking forward to when the bubble subsides. Happy to see them popular... But there are negative things that come with it.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 09:34 PM
What shows?

And, go fuck yourself. He's played something like 15 live shows, it's not too much to believe that people haven't seen him live.

ATP and the New York Bowery Ballroom.

Both of the Collective shows I experienced were awful, and from what I heard, I'm glad I skipped the one at Coachella.

betao
12-20-2009, 09:36 PM
Their crowds have gotten fairly unpleasant since they blew up with MPP... Their shows used to be a lot more fun... Looking forward to when the bubble subsides. Happy to see them popular... But there are negative things that come with it.

Yeah pretty much. Hopefully the hype is temporary. AC is not music to mosh to.

CrimesceneCookie
12-20-2009, 09:41 PM
crystal castles & etienne de crecy at coachella.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 09:53 PM
ATP and the New York Bowery Ballroom.

Both of the Collective shows I experienced were awful, and from what I heard, I'm glad I skipped the one at Coachella.

Really, did you see the ATP set that they did? Because I was there and it was fantastic. They had a great time, everyone sounded on and the crowd was really into it and respectful.

It would be one thing to say you didn't like AC at all, but saying you enjoyed Panda Bear's set at ATP and (assumedly, based on the fact that you were at ATP) didn't like Animal Collective's blows my mind, considering the sound of the music, the way the crowd reacted and the general atmosphere of each show.

Tommy, granted. Avey's never gonna have a voice that's pleasing. I've never listened to music to have a fantastic tenor, so I guess that doesn't matter to me, but I get it.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Really, did you see the ATP set that they did? Because I was there and it was fantastic. They had a great time, everyone sounded on and the crowd was really into it and respectful.

It would be one thing to say you didn't like AC at all, but saying you enjoyed Panda Bear's set at ATP and (assumedly, based on the fact that you were at ATP) didn't like Animal Collective's blows my mind, considering the sound of the music, the way the crowd reacted and the general atmosphere of each show.

Tommy, granted. Avey's never gonna have a voice that's pleasing. I've never listened to music to have a fantastic tenor, so I guess that doesn't matter to me, but I get it.

You're right, the crowd involvement made it enjoyable, which is why it's not one of my least favorite shows at all. It's hit and miss with the Collective, but I know deep down that they're capable of delivering great shows, and I guess the two gigs I attended weren't up to par. Panda's shows were fantastic though, which is why I do hope he ends up booked this year.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm surprised, because I judged that show as one of the better ones I've seen by them. Still, Pitchfork 08 was the best one I've seen. They sounded like liquid mercury. It's the only way I can think of to describe the sound they made that night. Flowing, shimmering and perfectly focused. It was a perfect set.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 10:04 PM
I'm surprised, because I judged that show as one of the better ones I've seen by them. Still, Pitchfork 08 was the best one I've seen. They sounded like liquid mercury. It's the only way I can think of to describe the sound they made that night. Flowing, shimmering and perfectly focused. It was a perfect set.

Speaking of which, Panda and the Collective's shows come way above the likes of MGMT, which, if this were for 2008, would no doubt land on my list. Even Passion Pit rises above MGMT. I really hope they deliver next year because their lackluster shows, especially the two I attended, are getting tiresome.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 10:10 PM
MGMT was great opening for Beck at the Hollywood Bowl last September.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 10:20 PM
The two times I saw MGMT they were less than awesome, but they came out and did a Devo cover with Spectrum and that was awesome. I still retain faith in them, despite the live problems I've seen thus far.

Spectrum for Coachella, why not? Book Spiritualized as well, and it'll be the Parent Trap all over again!

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 10:24 PM
The two times I saw MGMT they were less than awesome, but they came out and did a Devo cover with Spectrum and that was awesome. I still retain faith in them, despite the live problems I've seen thus far.

Spectrum for Coachella, why not? Book Spiritualized as well, and it'll be the Parent Trap all over again!

Exactly, since we couldn't get a Spacemen 3 reunion, they should at least give us a dose of Spiritualized who never disappoints. Since MGMT seems so likely for 2010, I may see them one last time to see if they revive my interest in their live show, but if there's a conflict, I'd rather give something old or new the time of day instead. They could take a lesson or two from APTBS when it comes to energy and crowd involvement.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2009, 10:30 PM
APTBS? Crowd involvement? I don't follow.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 10:32 PM
APTBS? Crowd involvement? I don't follow.

Too late for me to make much sense...in any case, let's just say boredom plays a role, and at the MGMT shows, the crowd was laid-back and not digging the tunes that much.

Derekx
12-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Drums of Death who opened up for Peaches in June at the Fonda.

Most of the sets I saw at Warped Tour.

Cancer Bats on the Taste of Chaos tour at the Hollywood Palladium

Escape the Fate at The Glass House. I was asked to shoot this.

Yacht opening up for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Fox Theater.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 10:46 PM
Escape the Fate? I'm sorry your ears had to endure such mindless garbage. Isn't it something when most Warped bands are far worse than even most of our picks? But hey, it's what the kids listen to in High School I guess.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 10:48 PM
Yeah, bot ATPBS and Spectrum have absolutely zero crowd involvement, but that's fine. They're that good, they don't need it.

Derekx
12-20-2009, 10:50 PM
Escape the Fate? I'm sorry your ears had to endure such mindless garbage. Isn't it something when most Warped bands are far worse than even most of our picks? But hey, it's what the kids listen to in High School I guess.

Yeah, it was probably the worst show I've ever been to. So many annoying underage teenage girls. It was my first show of the year too, horrible way to start it. Thank God it didn't end that way.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 11:02 PM
They're why I quit going to Warped. I mean having them or All Time Low or god knows what else share a stage with bands like Social D. or Bad Religion is just painful to experience. I went to get Christmas gifts at the mall & all you see are teens like that

Derekx
12-20-2009, 11:18 PM
They're why I quit going to Warped. I mean having them or All Time Low or god knows what else share a stage with bands like Social D. or Bad Religion is just painful to experience. I went to get Christmas gifts at the mall & all you see are teens like that

I've been to way too many shows with kids like that. Pretty much the price I pay when I agree to shoot certain shows. I only went to Warped because it was free, there were a couple of bands that I wanted to see and well there are some attractive girls there.

paulthomasanderson
12-20-2009, 11:36 PM
The Myspace crowd, right? Gross people there.

Derekx
12-20-2009, 11:49 PM
The Myspace crowd, right? Gross people there.

Yup, the Myspace scene kids who think I'm 16 and try to hit on me.

bmack86
12-20-2009, 11:49 PM
Look older, loser.

Derekx
12-21-2009, 12:02 AM
Look older, loser.

I'm doing the best that I can. Damn beard grows in like shit.

PJandBompton
12-21-2009, 12:27 AM
MGMT were really fucking good at Street Scene...i mean, some of the songs did get boring, but i can't stand some of the songs off OS...

juloxx
12-21-2009, 02:26 AM
Crystal Castles at Coachella.
Crystal Castles at Coachella.
Crystal Castles at Coachella.
Crystal Castles at Coachella.

Never seen such a load of bullshit in my life. They have some woman that cant sing just grunt on stage and try to provide vocals that dont belong at all. She isnt even hot, which is the least you can give us if your going to ruin the songs like that. I dipped out pretty quick
The saddest part is I really like their music, seeing them butcher it while trying to provide a live experience was just such a disappointment.

stinkbutt
12-21-2009, 02:33 AM
Have you ever listened to their studio work?

she screams a lot there too

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Gribbz
12-21-2009, 06:15 AM
Anytime The Yeah Yeah Yeah's play.

Monklish
12-21-2009, 06:16 AM
Anytime The Yeah Yeah Yeah's play.

This coming from a douchebag who thinks Gang Gang Dance is music. Fuck self.

Gribbz
12-21-2009, 06:19 AM
That worked way too well.

Aurgasm
12-21-2009, 06:48 AM
That worked way too well.

He's unemployed and living with his parents... what do you expect? I'd be angry about everything too.

BlackSwan
12-21-2009, 08:01 AM
Aww, forza is still all upset that Randy gave him AIDZ.

LooseAtTheZoo
12-21-2009, 08:08 AM
Worst show for me was either Peachcake or a Deer Tick show. But that Deer Tick show exposed me to Dawes, who apparently Rolling Stone has decided to start pimping out to their readers.

chairmenmeow47
12-21-2009, 08:15 AM
everything dubstep i saw in 2009. seriously, everytime it drops it's like time extends and i'm surrounded by douchebags a shitty slow motion music video all waving a single arm over and over again.

drowningmatt
12-21-2009, 09:17 AM
Passion Pit at Monolith was the most beyond bad.

Young blood
12-21-2009, 09:20 AM
Passion Pit at Monolith was the most beyond bad.

agreed.

yeahfontaine
12-21-2009, 09:24 AM
Agreed again.

JorgeC
12-21-2009, 10:20 AM
Yacht opening up for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Fox Theater.

THIS...i had to drink a lot to put up with this.

Derekx
12-21-2009, 10:24 AM
THIS...i had to drink a lot to put up with this.

Wish I was able to do the same thing, but I wasn't 21 yet and I didn't wouldn't want to try shooting drunk.

paulthomasanderson
12-21-2009, 12:04 PM
Anytime The Yeah Yeah Yeah's play.

That's a shame. Did you see a Passion Pit show this year?

tubescape
12-21-2009, 12:30 PM
AUTOLUX - 4/25/09 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

Maybe it was the headspace I was in at the time, but I swear the sound was incredibly awful that night. Made for the worst show of the year for me. I had seen them twice before and knew to expect a very loud show, but this show was drowning.

I saw a lot of what seemed to be half-a$$ed sets at festivals this year, but I don't really consider those "shows" unless the band is billed on the top two lines. In which case, they need to bring it. So on that note, Pearl Jam kinda blew at Outside Lands. And I was fairly disappointed with the Flaming Lips at Treasure Island as well.

juloxx
12-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Passion Pit at Monolith was the most beyond bad.

You mean monolith at red rocks? and if so, was it this year?

Was this even a good Monolith? It was my first time going and I had fun, but a lot of people were saying it was poorly organized

johnnypolite
12-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Passion Pit
Glasvegas
SSION
Camera Obscura was disappointing

drowningmatt
12-21-2009, 05:20 PM
You mean monolith at red rocks? and if so, was it this year?

Was this even a good Monolith. It was my first time going and I had fun, but a lot of people were saying it was poorly organized

Yea, they played the Soco stage on Sunday and it was painful, if you missed there set, consider yourself lucky.

yeahfontaine
12-22-2009, 09:23 PM
You mean monolith at red rocks? and if so, was it this year?

Was this even a good Monolith? It was my first time going and I had fun, but a lot of people were saying it was poorly organized

I thought Monolith was amazing this year. It was my first time, too, but the dirt-cheap tickets, free parking, the roaming musicians all over the venue (met Cedric of the Mars Volta!), cheap rooms in the "official" festival hotel where the bands also stayed (Frightened Rabbit boys two doors down from us--swoon...) and most importantly, the kick-ass lineup, made for a fabulous time.

I think the only hiccup was the MSTRKRFT cancellation, but they couldn't really have done anything about that. Oh, and the shit weather the first day. Again, out of their hands.

RIP, Monolith. I hope you come back someday!

getbetter
12-23-2009, 01:46 AM
doll and the kicks at fox theater

fatbastard
12-23-2009, 06:09 AM
To get a better understanding, so Animal Collective sucks live but they made the best record of the year?

suprefan
12-23-2009, 06:22 AM
To get a better understanding, so Animal Collective sucks live but they made the best record of the year?

No, Salah THINKS they suck live, but they did make ONE of the best records of the year.

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 06:37 AM
They suck live, but only when there aren't lights to distract you from the awful singing and yelping. And they made an average record that everyone THINKS is ONE of the best records of the year.

higgybaby23
12-23-2009, 06:45 AM
They suck live, but only when there aren't lights to distract you from the awful singing and yelping. And they made an average record that everyone THINKS is ONE of the best records of the year.

It's nice to know I'm not the only person who thinks Merriweather was overrated. There have been dozens of local Tucson bands over the years that sound just like AC, so their sound isn't so fresh and original to me.

rskapcat
12-23-2009, 06:51 AM
My worst show had nothing to do with the bands & everything to do with the venue & the fans. Minus the Bear w/Antlers opening. For starters, the show was at a Christian club that makes satanism look appealing. What a shithole. It was 50 degrees outside, but somehow hot enough in the club for kids to pass out. The sound was terrible. The douchebag MtB fans made it even worse by loudly bitching about Antlers throughout the entire set. "Why does he keep singing about hospitals?!" I don't know...maybe if your Ed Hardy shirt was a little tighter, you might have an answer. We watched one MtB song before leaving.

BlackSwan
12-23-2009, 06:58 AM
To get a better understanding, so Animal Collective sucks live but they made the best record of the year?

It definitely wasn't the best record of the year.

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 07:06 AM
To get a better understanding, so Animal Collective sucks live but they made the best record of the year?

No, the people who think they suck live also didn't like the album very much. That's not to say that bands can't make amazing albums and still blow live. It's just not the case here.

fatbastard
12-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Ed Hardy is for followers.

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 07:42 AM
No, the people who think they suck live also didn't like the album very much. That's not to say that bands can't make amazing albums and still blow live. It's just not the case here.

The album is MUCH better than what they sound like live. I'm not basing it on whether or not I like the band. Here's an example. The Cure at Coachella. I think they are ok, but most of their music bores me. I like a couple of their albums, but I hold Merriweather Post Pavilion in higher regard than most The Cure albums. But The Cure sounded excellent at Coachella. I listened to probably 5 or 6 songs. I didn't particularly like the songs I heard, but the sound was great. They're a pretty tight band.

Also, Bruce Springsteen at Bonnaroo. I don't really like his music, but the band sounded pretty good and he puts on a good show. I like almost all of MPP more than any Bruce song I heard that night. But I would see Bruce 100 times out of 100 over Animal Collective.

sbessiso
12-23-2009, 07:44 AM
It definitely wasn't the best record of the year.

SERIOUSLY!

I have no problem admitting that its a decent listen, but its been THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR since fucking January

eudaemonia
12-23-2009, 07:47 AM
Ladyhawke @ Troubadour

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 07:54 AM
They're a pretty tight band.


You're always talking about how tight a band is or isn't live. It sounds like you're just not a fan of live improvisation, which is fine but I'm just saying that I now realize that and I didn't before. Do you like jazz live?

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 08:01 AM
You're always talking about how tight a band is or isn't live. It sounds like you're just not a fan of live improvisation, which is fine but I'm just saying that I now realize that and I didn't before. Do you like jazz live?

I have no idea how you came to that conclusion. A band can sound tight and still improvise. I don't judge it based on if they stick perfectly to the songs. With my example of The Cure, I wouldn't even know if they did the song like how it's done on the album. I'm fine with improvisation. One of my favorite bands is My Morning Jacket and they don't always play songs note for note from the albums, but they sound excellent.

How can I simplify this for you? Ok. Avey's voice sounds fine on the album, but it was total shit when I saw them at Sasquatch. And it's total shit in every video I've seen of them (even with the fancy lights). That's not me not liking the band or the album, that's just a fundamental reason why a band would suck live. No amount of lights would change the sound of his voice. So my complaint shouldn't be contingent on what time of day I saw them.

bmack86
12-23-2009, 09:23 AM
It's entirely possible that it was also bad at the show you saw, maybe because the Bonnaroo set is pretty widely discussed as one of their worst sets ever and I hear that the vocal mix was way off.

And, Higgy, you ever think that maybe those bands from Tuscon sound like Animal Collective because they're imitating their sound? It's happening with increased frequency.

I don't know why I even bother with this because Tommy's not gonna be convinced that they can be good live, and most other people don't need to be convinced.

softbulletin
12-23-2009, 09:28 AM
The Bonnaroo set had pretty bad sound issues that were fixed after My Girls I believe. It was also one of the hottest times of the festival so that certainly didn't help. I saw them in Toronto a few weeks before that set and they were ten times better.

Worst show I saw this year was Our Lady Peace at Virgin Fest in Toronto. I had to stake out a good spot for NIN because the seats I had were general admission. Absolutely terrible.

higgybaby23
12-23-2009, 09:31 AM
And, Higgy, you ever think that maybe those bands from Tuscon sound like Animal Collective because they're imitating their sound? It's happening with increased frequency.



I was actually thinking about bands that have come and gone over the last 15 years. Maybe it's just this town and all the artsy bohemian musicians we have. I feel like Animal Collective along with a few of their contemporaries have felt the embrace of a generation of kids who are ready for noisy, avante garde pop music. It's not a new sound, but it is new to the mainstream. Lucky for them, because many greater bands never tasted their current level success.

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 09:33 AM
maybe because the Bonnaroo set is pretty widely discussed as one of their worst sets ever and I hear that the vocal mix was way off.


Bingo

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 09:37 AM
It's entirely possible that it was also bad at the show you saw, maybe because the Bonnaroo set is pretty widely discussed as one of their worst sets ever and I hear that the vocal mix was way off.

I don't know why I even bother with this because Tommy's not gonna be convinced that they can be good live, and most other people don't need to be convinced.

I didn't see their Bonnaroo set, but I get your point. Do you think the band just doesn't care about playing during the day at festivals, so they don't try to be at their best? Do you think the heat has something to do with it? I've never seen a video in which Avey didn't sound like crap. He sounded even worse at Sasquatch, so that just led me to believe that he always sounds like that. The actual music is ok, and the bass could be a positive if it isn't cranked up to some ungodly level like it was at Sasquatch. If you can overlook the off-key singing and yelping then I can maybe see how it could be enjoyable.

bmack86
12-23-2009, 09:38 AM
What are some of the bands you were thinking of, Higgy?

bmack86
12-23-2009, 09:41 AM
I didn't see their Bonnaroo set, but I get your point. Do you think the band just doesn't care about playing during the day at festivals, so they don't try to be at their best? Do you think the heat has something to do with it? I've never seen a video in which Avey didn't sound like crap. He sounded even worse at Sasquatch, so that just led me to believe that he always sounds like that. The actual music is ok, and the bass could be a positive if it isn't cranked up to some ungodly level like it was at Sasquatch. If you can overlook the off-key singing and yelping then I can maybe see how it could be enjoyable.

I didn't see either of the Coachella sets, but, based on the board reactions at the time, they were both fantastic. I'm not sure, I think the heat probably had something to do with it, plus the fact that it was at the end of their unexpected coming out year. They haven't been working as the same sort of band this year, what with playing the MPP stuff live rather than debuting tons of new music. I think they might have been getting worn out by that time, and maybe the strain was showing. They had quite a bit of time off before ATP, and I thought Avey's voice sounded great when they did Fireworks there.

Boourns
12-23-2009, 09:43 AM
IIRC, I tried to tell everyone in the Bonnaroo thread that Animal Collective wasn't ideal during the daytime and outdoors at a festival and to go see St. Vincent.

Seeing both acts in two nights in LA was exhausting but awesome.

Jman4321
12-23-2009, 09:45 AM
Passion Pit @ Treasure Island Music Fesitval

I'm usually pretty tolerant with shows and adjusting my expectations for bands but I don't know what the fuck I was thinking with this one. Shortly after he began to sing I decided that watching Dan Deacon set up electronic boxes for 45 minutes would be time better spent.

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 09:45 AM
I'm not sure, I think the heat probably had something to do with it, plus the fact that it was at the end of their unexpected coming out year. They haven't been working as the same sort of band this year, what with playing the MPP stuff live rather than debuting tons of new music. I think they might have been getting worn out by that time, and maybe the strain was showing.

This is reasonable. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to stand them live, but you bring up valid reasons.

And, to be fair, sometimes it's hard to judge someone's voice based on a video or bootleg. Sometimes I hear Radiohead bootlegs and cringe during certain songs because Thom sounds really off.

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Bingo

So you're just going to ignore what I said and only respond to talking points that fit your argument? Weak.

Boourns
12-23-2009, 09:50 AM
If you can overlook the off-key singing and yelping then I can maybe see how it could be enjoyable.

That's why I liked MPP so much...the obnoxious yelping wasn't used so excessively and all the band's good ideas shone through. I think the key to overlooking these things you mention is whether or not the listener hears something of value beyond them. Music doesn't have to have a great singer to be good (Bob Dylan, anyone?), but it helps. Same thing with lyrics (I can forgive the embarrassing lyrics on Turn on the Bright Lights because the sound is so addictive).

PassiveTheory
12-23-2009, 09:51 AM
Probably the worst show I saw this year was... Yo La Tengo at Treasure Island. Just bad.

Boourns
12-23-2009, 09:52 AM
This is reasonable. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to stand them live, but you bring up valid reasons.

And, to be fair, sometimes it's hard to judge someone's voice based on a video or bootleg. Sometimes I hear Radiohead bootlegs and cringe during certain songs because Thom sounds really off.

Oh man, don't get me started on Radiohead bootlegs. I'll go catch a show and orgasm over all these amazing things I've heard, then hear a bootleg and go "that's now how it sounded", even for good bootlegs.

higgybaby23
12-23-2009, 09:55 AM
What are some of the bands you were thinking of, Higgy?

The only one anyone has probably ever heard of is Giant Sand. Their sound generally falls into the "desert rock" category. But, over the years I've seen live shows that hit on key elements of AC's sound, namely the use of excessive reverb and layers of guitars added to a pop or folk structure.

Any other band names escape me at the moment. Mostly these bands form and breakup in a manner of months or weeks.

My other theory about the Animal Collective sound is that those guys just aren't virtuoso musicians, so that's just the sound they make. It's not a bad thing really, but I feel they created their sound out of necessity. Kind of a happy accident if you will.

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 10:00 AM
Oh man, don't get me started on Radiohead bootlegs. I'll go catch a show and orgasm over all these amazing things I've heard, then hear a bootleg and go "that's now how it sounded", even for good bootlegs.

I had the same sort of reaction when I listened to the Chula Vista 2008 bootleg. My only Radiohead show at this point. This is why I primarily listen to the Glastonbury 97 and 2003 shows. The Berlin 2000 show and Outside Lands are also pretty good.

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 10:17 AM
My bad Tommy. I was under the impression that you saw them at roo and that was the only time you had seen them. Also I forgot how much you like MMJ and STS9 so nevermind.

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 10:21 AM
I think we just had different definitions of what makes a "tight" band.

paulb
12-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Worst shows of 2009:

Girl Talk @Coachella
Chemical Brothers @ Coachella
Tool @ Lollapalooza
311 @ KROQ Almost Acoustix Xmas

westcoastpirate
12-23-2009, 10:47 AM
The only one anyone has probably ever heard of is Giant Sand...

Giant Sand has been around forever and I do not think they have ripped off Animal Collective's sound.

bmack86
12-23-2009, 10:48 AM
Animal Collective never jumps to mind when I think of Howe Gelb

Jon Blazed
12-23-2009, 10:58 AM
My Bloody Valentine : )

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 11:00 AM
Worst shows of 2009:
Tool @ Lollapalooza


What the fuck? That was one of the best shows of the year for me.

sbessiso
12-23-2009, 11:00 AM
My Bloody Valentine : )

Was it LOUD??

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 11:01 AM
I think people should start giving explanations rather than just listing a band or bands. Makes it more interesting.

miscorrections
12-23-2009, 11:04 AM
Giant Sand has been around forever and I do not think they have ripped off Animal Collective's sound.


Animal Collective never jumps to mind when I think of Howe Gelb

I'm with these guys. I don't see any similarity there.

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 11:05 AM
I think people should start giving explanations rather than just listing a band or bands. Makes it more interesting.

I agree. I have no clue what paul was expecting out of that performance that Tool didn't deliver.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-23-2009, 11:06 AM
i also am not sure what he was expecting with Girl Talk...GT is what it is

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 11:08 AM
The only things that were different than other Tool shows, for me, were 1) the guy next to me wouldn't shut the fuck up and 2) Tool didn't send its lasers into the crowd.

Neither of which were Tool's fault.

faxman75
12-23-2009, 11:08 AM
No, Salah THINKS they suck live, but they did make ONE of the best records of the year.

This brings me to my least favorite show that saw in its entirety. There were quite a few shows at festivals that I saw part of that sucked but since I didn't stick around for the full show I don't think it's fair of me to vote it worst.

However, I sat through all of Animal Collective at Sasquatch and it was the most painful musical experience I have encountered since The Mars Volta at the same venue. It was ridiculously bad and the yelps and high pitches did not translate live at ALL.

I will add that i'm not fan of AC to begin with but I think PMP is an ok listen but not nearly as offensive as their live show.

FYI they are currently debating AC Feels and PMP on the radio station in my link.

sbessiso
12-23-2009, 11:09 AM
I agree. I have no clue what paul was expecting out of that performance that Tool didn't deliver.

Ive seen Pauly explain it somewhere else. Something about it not being anywhere near as good as when he saw them in 2006 or something

faxman75
12-23-2009, 11:11 AM
The only things that were different than other Tool shows, for me, were 1) the guy next to me wouldn't shut the fuck up and 2) Tool didn't send its lasers into the crowd.

Neither of which were Tool's fault.

I don't know if I told you at the time but I actually preferred the Lolla Tool show to the Phoenix show and I know you said that Phoenix show was your favorite show of the year. Different people have different experiences. I think the open air and facing the stage helped it as opposed to the sterile seated environment of a stadium. *shrugs* Either way, I enjoyed both shows.

sbessiso
12-23-2009, 11:15 AM
TOOL was alright, definitely nothing compared to Thievery Corporation

TommyboyUNM
12-23-2009, 11:16 AM
I enjoyed the Lolla Tool show as well. I've never not enjoyed a Tool show, they are just that good live. I think I preferred the Phoenix show because it was indoors and nobody was bothering me. Throughout much of the Phoenix show, I felt like I was the only person in the crowd. Just totally in the zone. It was a pretty unique experience for me and that's probably what makes it my #1 show of 2009.

Mr. Dylanja
12-23-2009, 11:31 AM
And that's why I love TommyboyUNM.

Mr. Dylanja
12-23-2009, 11:33 AM
My worst -

Modest Mouse at Marquee Theatre
Crystal Castles at HARD
GZA at Gammage Auditorium

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 11:34 AM
TOOL was alright, definitely nothing compared to Thievery Corporation

Oh god, seriously does anybody like that band? Well besides Passive but he doesn't count.

sbessiso
12-23-2009, 11:36 AM
Oh god, seriously does anybody like that band? Well besides Passive but he doesn't count.

Thats what blew my mind! At Lolla and especially Coachella everyone was reeeaaalllyyy digging it and way into the set. :puke

higgybaby23
12-23-2009, 11:37 AM
Animal Collective never jumps to mind when I think of Howe Gelb

I agree. Yet in a live setting, I have seen Giant Sand throw out the "wall of noise" that I associate with AC. Giant Sand is not the best example to support my point, but they were the only ones I thought anyone would know.

And just to reiterate, I wasn't saying Animal Collective was ripping anyone off. I was just pointing out that many bands have had a similiar sound over the years, but none have had the commercial success of AC.

It seems we are at a pop culture watershed regarding noise and dissonance in music.

liquidsnake28
12-23-2009, 11:38 AM
RE: Salah

I strolled by way in the back at lolla and you can rest assured that nobody was digging it all back there. It was like KOL at roo.

meyouseek
12-23-2009, 11:39 AM
SMD @ Henry Fonda

It was the venue's fault, we got stuck in the lobby. Weak!

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 12:24 PM
I don't really have one, unless I say YYY's at coach just because everyone else says so. (it wasn't that bad)

Mr. Dylanja
12-23-2009, 12:28 PM
What about Benny Benassi @ Club Douchebag, zZzIzZz?

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 12:32 PM
:nono :nono :nono

paulthomasanderson
12-23-2009, 01:05 PM
I don't really have one, unless I say YYY's at coach just because everyone else says so. (it wasn't that bad)

Yikes, I actually think it got way better as it went on. It was just difficult during that hour or so having to wait for the inevitable to take the stage, which most knew would be deafening brilliance.

Boourns
12-23-2009, 01:06 PM
What's wrong with YYYs at Coachella? Great set. Not the best I've seen from them, but still.

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 01:07 PM
I don't like the YYY's. I was just there to hang with friends until MBV came on.

bug on your lip
12-23-2009, 01:10 PM
WORST

Arctic Monkeys
Japandroids
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Vampire Weekend

paulthomasanderson
12-23-2009, 01:13 PM
No Fever to Tell in its entirety. That's what.

canexplain
12-23-2009, 01:36 PM
What I think is funny is that 90% of the bands mentioned (cept for Paulb) are bands that were the buzz bands the last year or so. That is especially true of the Coachella board. I think part of that is positive because Coachella is a cut above when it comes to new buzz bands but publicity does not equate to good music. Cr****

pancakespancakes
12-23-2009, 02:06 PM
WORST
Japandroids


???

I want to hear what made them bad.

yeahfontaine
12-24-2009, 02:53 PM
WORST

Arctic Monkeys
Japandroids
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Vampire Weekend

What Arctic Monkeys show was it? They killed it at the Metro in Chicago.

My worst this year...

MGMT @ Bonnaroo--SO lame--no energy, bullshit half-completed "new" songs
Dirty Projectors @ Malkin Bowl--snoozefest
The Stills @ the Commodore--another snoozefest (besides the first song)

I think that's about it. This has been an amazing year for great shows!!!

MarkO
12-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Glasvegas here didn't live up to the hype at all. I don't think I'd go to see them again.

R41N570RM
12-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Millionaires at Warped Tour
I had to sit through them to see Streetlight Manifesto

GrossMagic
12-24-2009, 04:59 PM
The Streets and Treasure Island

Public Enemy and Cake at Street Scene

sbessiso
12-24-2009, 07:03 PM
What Arctic Monkeys show was it? They killed it at the Metro in Chicago.

My worst this year...

MGMT @ Bonnaroo--SO lame--no energy, bullshit half-completed "new" songs

HAVE to agree with that monkeys show. that was just absolute perfection from start to finish

but

HAVE to disagree on MGMT, that was one of my favorite sets of the year


The Streets and Treasure Island

The Streets really? I was so bummed when they canceled in 08

canexplain
12-24-2009, 09:15 PM
Passion Pit
Glasvegas
SSION
Camera Obscura was disappointing

That's too bad on Camera Obscure. It's been a couple of years since I saw them but they put on a good show here.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04499a.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04540a.jpg



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04538a.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04519a.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04513a.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04501a.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/camera%20obscura/DSC04517a.jpg

I disagree also with the statement that night time or day time shouldn't make a difference for a band. I compare it to watching a movie sort of. Can you imagine what you would lose seeing Avitar at a drive in or an outdoor venue (they show movies at red rocks) .. cr****

icarus
12-25-2009, 12:56 PM
After experiencing Ghostland at Coachella, I was pretty excited to catch them in Atlanta this month. From 8 to 11 they had no opener, just some kid bobbing up and down while we listened to a playlist off of his Macbook.

Not to be a whiny bastard but this let me down, I thought they would at least have some sort of live performance prior to their set.

Edit: They still put on a great show, but you can be assured a significant part of the buzz was killed by said laptop-operator.

Boourns
12-25-2009, 01:22 PM
Coldplay had some kind of movie screening as their opener at the 9:30 Club in 2002. I missed it, though, because we got lost in the middle of Crackton trying to find the place.

TallGuyCM
12-27-2009, 08:53 PM
Dirty Projectors @ Malkin Bowl--snoozefest


You're in the minority there.

betao
12-27-2009, 09:08 PM
Coldplay had some kind of movie screening as their opener at the 9:30 Club in 2002. I missed it, though, because we got lost in the middle of Crackton trying to find the place.

finding the 9:30 club in DC is almost impossible if you've never been there.

boarderwoozel3
12-27-2009, 09:26 PM
Worst shows of 2009:

Chemical Brothers @ Coachella


.... you've cut me, you've cut me real bad.

airguitarvet
12-27-2009, 10:24 PM
LADY GAGA at the Nokia past wed,.

PJandBompton
12-27-2009, 11:11 PM
LADY GAGA at the Nokia past wed,.

that's really fucking hard to believe...if you are the type of person going to a Gaga show i don't see what could make it bad...