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VicVinegar
03-08-2010, 06:58 PM
If the Mezzanine gets its own thread, then it's only right if The Fillmore gets one.

guedita
03-08-2010, 07:00 PM
Definitely. I think we can best organize this new forum thing if we break threads up by venue. Also, I love your name. Where's your Hugh Honey?

dorkfish
03-08-2010, 07:01 PM
Fillmore's booking blows, now, since Goldenvoice and APE have gained power.

VicVinegar
03-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Definitely. I think we can best organize this new forum thing if we break threads up by venue. Also, I love your name. Where's your Hugh Honey?

Haha, thanks. Yeah, Hugh's got an open house.


Fillmore's booking blows, now, since Goldenvoice and APE have gained power.

Yeah, I'd agree for the most part, but there's a few gems every now and then. And seeing a good band there makes them seem even better.

I'll be at Broken Social Scene, The Hold Steady and the Drive-By Truckers which will make for a pretty swell first week of May.

Roky Erickson & Okkervil River should be pretty good too.

ErikFlyingV
03-08-2010, 08:28 PM
Fillmore is nice historically, although I prefer other venues to be honest.

However, Claypool NYE is always sick when it's held here.

ragingdave
03-08-2010, 08:38 PM
Fillmore is nice historically, although I prefer other venues to be honest.

You are smoking crack.
The Fillmore is the best venue in the States.
Period.

fikus222
03-08-2010, 08:51 PM
Fillmore's booking blows, now, since Goldenvoice and APE have gained power.

WHAT!!! The Fillmore is my wife and I's favorite venue and I couldn't care less about Goldenvoice and now to hear that they are fucking things up pisses me off to no end. I'll bet they don't even give out free posters anymore either.

dorkfish
03-08-2010, 09:00 PM
It's not being booked by Goldenvoice or APE. Goldenvoice has the Grand at Regency and Warfield and APE has Fox Oakland and Indepedent. The shows that normally would have been booked at the Fillmore seem to be getting swiped by the Fox Oakland and the Grand at Regency.

The Fillmore is now more of a go-to venue for Bud Light concert series acts, Livenation tours, and crunchy hippie crap.

guedita
03-08-2010, 09:01 PM
There have been very, very few shows at the Fillmore lately that I've wanted to see because of those reasons.

fikus222
03-08-2010, 09:06 PM
It's not being booked by Goldenvoice or APE. Goldenvoice has the Grand at Regency and Warfield and APE has Fox Oakland and Indepedent. The shows that normally would have been booked at the Fillmore seem to be getting swiped by the Fox Oakland and the Grand at Regency.

The Fillmore is now more of a go-to venue for Bud Light concert series acts, Livenation tours, and crunchy hippie crap.

Shiiiiieeeeetttt, that sure does suck, we were looking forward to seeing shows at the Fillmore again.

We've never been to the Grand and moved before the Fox opened, how are they? How much does not being all GA affect seeing shows at the Fox?

dorkfish
03-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Shiiiiieeeeetttt, that sure does suck, we were looking forward to seeing shows at the Fillmore again.

We've never been to the Grand and moved before the Fox, how are they? How much does not being all GA affect seeing shows at the Fox?
It's fine. If you ever seen a show while seated in a balcony, it's exactly like that. The Warfield in SF is the same, as well. GA floor, seated balcony.

Personally, I prefer GA unless it's the type of show where it's beneficial to be seated.

dorkfish
03-08-2010, 09:08 PM
and The Grand is pretty much like a hybrid of the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall.

ragingdave
03-08-2010, 09:27 PM
I'm just happy that someone named Vic Vinegar tried to sell me a house in this thread.

BlackSwan
03-08-2010, 09:47 PM
Fillmore's booking blows, now, since Goldenvoice and APE have gained power.

LCD Soundsystem?


and The Grand is pretty much like a hybrid of the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall.

Except it sucks.

dorkfish
03-08-2010, 09:57 PM
LCD Soundsystem?
There are always exceptions. Fillmore usually has 5-10 good shows a year. Which isn't a good hit rate considering that falls well below 10%.

BlackSwan
03-08-2010, 09:59 PM
I know, I know, but that's a great one. I was really surprised when they didn't end up at a Goldenvoice venue.

shakermaker113
03-08-2010, 10:41 PM
livenation is raping this venue. I can't believe it's a franchise now.

I still like to go to shows there though. no matter how few they are,.

dorkfish
03-08-2010, 10:52 PM
LiveNation does seem to think that making it to be like the House of Blues is somehow a good idea.

shakermaker113
03-08-2010, 10:57 PM
livenation only sees $ sign$ $$.$.$

shakermaker113
03-08-2010, 10:57 PM
Can't wait for massive attack...

wrong venue.

Geno_g
03-08-2010, 10:59 PM
wrong venue.

Delete, whoops was it first booked at Fillmore, I swore it was at the fillmore but just checked and the warfield, I must have been high...

canexplain
03-08-2010, 11:02 PM
I have about 20 apples that are dried no I got at the Fillmore. Remember when they always had those apples in the front just as you walked in? cr*****

shakermaker113
03-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Delete, whoops was it first booked at Fillmore, I swore it was at the fillmore but just checked and the warfield, I must have been high...

yes you were high.


I have about 20 apples that are dried no I got at the Fillmore. Remember when they always had those apples in the front just as you walked in? cr*****

they still do that.

sleepybrew
03-08-2010, 11:10 PM
ever since i saw DJ Shadow and Anti-Pop Consortium in '02, the Fillmore has had a special place in my heart

Geno_g
03-08-2010, 11:15 PM
I haven't been to the Fillmore in about 10 years but had a blast looking at all the posters around the venue...

shakermaker113
03-08-2010, 11:16 PM
if we keep posting in here they might think the san francisco sub-forum is useful.

fikus222
03-09-2010, 01:14 AM
A "funny" sidenote; the first Fillmore I ever stepped foot in was the Denver Fillmore on its opening night in 1999 for the first incarnation of Trey (Anastasio) Band. I didn't attend my first show at the SF Fillmore until the Tragically Hip in 2002.

Edit:

Because I am bored, here is a list of shows that I have seen at the SF Fillmore:

The Tragically Hip, August 2002
Underworld, April 2003
Goldfrapp, October 2003
311 and Blackalicious, October 2005 #
Echo and the Bunnymen, December 2005
Goldfrapp, May 2006 #
Jurassic 5, July 2006 #
Beth Orton, July 2006
Feist and the Long Winters, September 2006 #
Vedera, Mae and the New Amsterdams, September 2006
The Tragically Hip, March 2007 #
Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Jenny Lewis, May 2007 (on my birthday) #
VNV Nation, June 2007
Feist and Grizzly Bear, June 2007 #
The Bravery, March 2008 #
Death Cab for Cutie and Cave Singers, April 2008
Ladytron, Datarock and Delta Fiasco, May 2008 #
The Butthole Surfers, December 2008 #

# Got a free poster

sbessiso
03-09-2010, 03:16 AM
is anyone going to see Echo and the Bunnymen at the fillmore the monday after coachella? im considering it.

And I know a lot of you purists hate that LN took the Fillmore name and slapped it on a couple other venues but you gotta hear me out. Living here in Miami Beach we never had any perfect mid-sized venue to book artists in. If they wanted to play it would have to be somewhere in Ft.Lauderdale and those venues are smaller than a typical fillmore

but ever since they opened up the venue right here in the heart of south beach we've actually been getting good shows. Like the best shows this city has ever seen. just in march/april im going to see AIR, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, Of Montreal and Band of Horses. Tons more acts that have come through over the past couple years.

so im sorry if it offends you guys but im happy because of it. even though LN can suck a fat one

GnarVee
03-09-2010, 07:16 AM
The Glitch Mob

Sat, Jun 12th (MY BIRTHDAY!!!)

MEET UP?

canexplain
03-09-2010, 07:22 AM
They don't give apples at the Denver Fillmore anymore or at least the last few years I haven't seen any.

ErikFlyingV
03-09-2010, 07:26 AM
You are smoking crack.
The Fillmore is the best venue in the States.
Period.

Ha, well I've only been their a few times. And most of the time the acts aren't as great so my experience has just been better in say Warfield.

BlackSwan
03-09-2010, 08:08 AM
The booking may be weak, and it may be LiveNation's bitch now, but have never seen a bad show, or had an unenjoyable experience at the Fillmore. And if the show sold decent enough they hand you a free poster on the way out... Come on, what other venue does that?

shakermaker113
03-09-2010, 08:17 AM
They don't give apples at the Denver Fillmore anymore or at least the last few years I haven't seen any.

that's not THE Fillmore. it's A Fillmore.

GnarVee
03-09-2010, 08:23 AM
dredg - Live at The Fillmore


one of the greatest live albums I own.

tubescape
03-09-2010, 10:10 AM
Nothing but love for The Fillmore SF. Every show I've been to in the couple of years that I have lived in this great city have been fun. The greeter that welcomes you at the top of the stairs upon entry and says "goodnight" as you leave garners lots of style points in my book. Posters are just the icing on the cake. Also, at least in the dozen or so shows that I have seen there, there is always a moment of recognition for the venue and those that have played before them from the artists on stage. Living legend.

dorkfish
03-10-2010, 12:42 AM
Just added:

05/02 - Wanderlust at the Fillmore
05/26 - OK Go
06/02 - Enrique Bunbury

I maintain my case that their booker blows.

thefrush
03-18-2010, 01:50 PM
La Roux 4/14 :cool:

jelven
03-18-2010, 01:53 PM
Will be at the Fillmore tonight for Groove Armada. Will be a great show!

guedita
03-18-2010, 01:58 PM
A few of us from the board will be there tonight, too, jelven. Looking forward to it!

BlackSwan
03-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Set list from March 2nd:

1. Intro
2. Look Me in the Eye
3. Song 4 Mutya
4. I Won't Kneel
5. Not Forgotten
6. Fogma
7. Warsaw
8. My Friend
9. Paper Romance
10. Get Down
11. Chicago
12. Easy

Encore:
13. At The River
14. Cards
15. Superstylin´

suprefan
03-18-2010, 09:17 PM
Cool venue, have had some good times there. Its always nice going up those stairs and being greeted before you walk into the main room...

bmwmunk
03-23-2010, 04:34 PM
The Fillmore will always be the CLASSIC concert venue for me in San Francisco.

But I got to had it to the Fox, that place IS the hottest venue in the bay area right now. Granted the sound is no where close to as good as the Warfield.

But still, in the end, my heart belongs to THE Fillmore!!!

electrocute
03-30-2010, 09:13 PM
So very very excited for La Roux and LCD Soundsystem at the Fillmore... my second-favorite venue. Everything is amazing there! However I do agree about them becoming LiveNation's bitch... fucking ticketmaster! Luckily I live within walking distance now so that's a problem solved. The Little Boots/Dragonette show was soooo great!

I have seen soooo many amazing shows there over the years, I can't even name them all probably! Blondie, Television (!!!!), Frank Black, Cut Copy, Chromeo, Decemberists... ahhh, all so delightful.

Stainofmind
04-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Can't Wait to hit this up.

06/22/10

The Psychedelic Furs

She Wants Revenge

BigBryan
04-07-2010, 12:16 AM
TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK (Reflection Eternal), May 24th! what?!

BlackSwan
04-07-2010, 10:04 AM
A presale for the LCD Soundsystem show at the Fillmore in SF is happening right now. PW is: Happening. 2 ticket limit.

GOT MINE!

Trick Loves The Kids
04-07-2010, 10:36 AM
got LCD tickets!


TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK (Reflection Eternal), May 24th! what?!

DAMN

Stainofmind
04-25-2010, 11:24 PM
TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK (Reflection Eternal), May 24th! what?!

I'll be there for sure. I havent seen Kweli live since Rock The Bells 2007. I did wanted to go see Black Star at Mezzanine but it was the same day as Warped Tour 2008 at the Pier and was too exhausted to make it to Mezzanine.

GnarVee
04-26-2010, 12:40 AM
someone please PM me if they have LCD Soundsystem they need to get rid of....



really fucked up here and MUST go.

ELECtROjan
04-26-2010, 08:09 AM
I wouldnt be surprised if they added a second show with them having a three days off beforehand and one day off after and their next show being in LA. Either that or they will be back for TI Fest

Egull
04-26-2010, 09:11 AM
Anyone going to Broken Social Scene on Saturday?