Super seats is the line I impose as well unless the tickets are a really good deal.
If you wanna be surrounded by people talking, be my guest.
Are Orange County residents always just drunken messes going out to concerts? The crowd for Alt-J at the Observatory/Galaxy tonight was ridiculous. It seemed like everyone was just wasted and being obnoxious. Huge parties of people just screaming conversations at each other during the whole set, and being absolute mean assholes about it when you ask them to quiet down. Then drunk girls to our right screaming out the lyrics to the song over the lead singer. What a frustrating show. Despite that, they had the best reception I've seen out of the four shows I've been to, now. The crowd was going absolutely apeshit for them and it was easy to forget they were the opening band.
Fingerprints set was a much more respective (respecting?) crowd. It was rad being up that close and able to see everything they did on every instrument. Got to meet them after the show and talked for a while about the tour and what bullshit it was to be compared to Radiohead. They were like "How? How is it even possible for someone to be the next Radiohead when they're still here?" I talked up reddit with the drummer Thom, who is a fellow redditor. We laughed about how he posted the link to his band's album like four months ago and no one at all responded to it, but suddenly within the past couple weeks he's gotten like 700 private messages. I told him he's gotta be careful what he writes, now. But yeah, got them to sign my LP and a poster and then took a group shot with them.
Overall my three Alt-J shows in 24 hours were pretty fantastic, and Carmageddon helped a lot. Gus said they're gonna be back at the Troubadour in December. Can't wait!
Everything about the Bowl show tonight was so good. Probably the warmest it's ever been while I was there, glad I dressed light. The run of songs from Trying > Almost > Misunderstood (32 nothings, haha) > Jesus > Handshake was absolutely incredible. Sunken Treasure was amazing. Seeing Ashes of American Flags for the first time, and for the first song of the encore no less, left me speechless. Joanna and her band were predictably wonderful as well.
There were moments when the wind was following their ''noise'', it was great. Also, the poster was badass. Only 250 made...
Alt-J were great at The Bootleg, but the drunk idiots singing every song really irked me. Wilco and Joanna Newsom were both stellar. I wish Joanna played longer, she was amazing, Looking forward to Garbage, Peter Gabriel and New Order this week!
In unrelated news: I went to Neil Patrick Harris's Haunted House Delusion and it was awesome! If you like that sort of stuff I highly recommend it.
JACK WHITE SETLIST 9/30/12
Weep Themselves to Sleep
Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
Top Yourself/Maggie's Farm (The Raconteurs song)
Cannon/John the Revelator (The White Stripes song)
Screwdriver (The White Stripes song)
Rock Island Line
Blue Blood Blues (The Dead Weather song)
Trash Tongue Talker
Papa Was a Rascal (James Booker cover)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
I'm Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes song)
We're Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
Freedom At 21
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)
Goodnight, Irene (Lead Belly cover)
Jack White at Radio City - 9/29/12 Setlist:
Black Math (The White Stripes song)
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
I Cut Like a Buffalo (The Dead Weather song)
Top Yourself (The Raconteurs song)
I Guess I Should Go to Sleep
Take Me With You When You Go
Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
Girl loved Joanna, she only got a 35-40 minute opening set, so that was kind of lame, seeing some jackass from KCRW with some terrible hair plugs read his monologue from his phone on stage after didn't help her short set. We stayed for two songs of Wilco before the generic rock destroyed all happiness created by JoNo. Seriously you guys...Wilco?
Lead singer looked like hes going for a Neil Young look thats for sure
Yeah and people talk way too much at the bowl, guys behind us kept mumbling about smelling pot during Joanna, then when wilco came on he couldntshutup about the bowl he had. Great dude you got weed in CA, you're 47 and you're at a rock show!
Hope the people I gave my seats to enjoyed the better view in section G, thanks Faxman, you got the mugwog some booty
Gary Calamar has stopped at way too many greasy spoons for that open road show.
People in the pool circle were very quiet and respectful during the Wilco show last night. The sound quality was phenomenal and the band put on a fantastic show. LIght years better than the Wiltern show I saw earlier this year. "Art of Almost" is a total monster live and "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" was amazing. One of my personal fave Wilco songs is "Hummingbird" so I was very glad to hear that.
Last night weas my first time seeing Joanna and she was so wonderful! I can't wait to see her in a theater the next time she comes around. Also, we were in section K2 and pretty much everyone around us was very into the show. There was light chattering, but no disrespectful assholes. And I also think i might have liked this Wilco set a bit better than the Wiltern show, though it's hard to beat having been so close to them in such a small room.
Yeah, I really liked Joanna. Her singing voice is way better now than it was on the first two albums.
The Faint added an LA show
11/18 (Sunday) @ Fonda - Trust and Casket Girls opening.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2012:
11/6 Altar Bar, Pittsburgh PA w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
11/7 Kingdom, Richmond VA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/8 North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/9 Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn NY w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/10 El n Gee Club, New London CT w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/11 Maverick's, Ottawa ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/13 Revolution's, Kin
gston ON w/ TBA
11/14 Corktown Pub, Hamilton ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/15 London Music Hall, London ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/16 Harpos, Detroit MI w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/17 Mojoes, Joilet IL w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
11/18 Cosmic Charlie's, Lexington KY w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
12/11 The Biltmore, Vancouver, BC w/ Saviours
12/12 The Crocodile, Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Saviours
12/13 Dante's, Portland, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
12/14 Oak Street Speakeasy, Eugene, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
12/15 Harlow's, Sacramento, CA w/ YOB, Saviours
12/16 Uptown Theater, Oakland,CA w/ Saviours
12/18 Catalyst, Santa Cruz,CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, Lo Pan
12/19 The Brickhouse, San Diego, CA w/High on Fire, Goatwhore, Lo Pan
12/20 Apocalypse Now @ The Mayan Theater, Los Angeles CA w/ Sunn O))),
High on Fire
12/21 Observatory, Santa Ana CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, Lo Pan
YES! So going to see Sunn O))) again :)
12-10 New York, NY - The Riverside ChurchQuote:
Andrew Bird will play three special shows as part of his "Gezelligheid" series of concerts, built to adapt his music to "the atmosphere of the space and the season." "Gezelligheid" is a Dutch term that loosely translates to "cozy." Says Bird, "What I hope to do with these shows is adapt my music completely to the atmosphere of the space and the season. I want the audience to be both lifted and comforted as we head into another cold and dark winter. I feel the space should be sacred so the audience can experience my music in a different atmosphere."
12-19 Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
12-20 Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
Pre-sale happening now: http://andrewbird.tickets.musictoday.../calendar.aspx
Only time I've been Riverside Church was for Bjork in 2001 and that show was phenomenal...
It'll be special, Spooks. Definitely go!
10-23 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-24 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
10-25 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
10-28 - Gainesville, FL - THE FEST 11
10-29 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
10-31 - Atlanta, GA - 529
11-01 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox
11-02 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
11-04 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-06 - Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn
11-08 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
11-09 - San Diego, CA - Irenic
11-10 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
11-11 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
11-12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11-14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
11-15 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
11-17 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
11-19 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
11-20 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
11-21 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
11-22 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
11-23 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
11-24 - Madison, WI - The Frequency
11-25 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
11-26 - Detroit, MI - The Majestic
11-27 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11-28 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
11-29 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge
11-30 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
12-01 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
12-02 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall
The Smiths have agreed to reform in 2013 for four UK shows. Itís a done deal. Dates are booked. Glastonbury is one of four dates, presumably the Saturday on the Pyramid stage.
re:Smiths reunion next year
Upcoming conflicts, if you live in LA:
10/26 - Matthew Dear vs. Flying Lotus
11/08 - Cat Power vs. Mount Kimbie vs. Titus Andronicus vs. Japandroids
My answer is Matthew Dear on 10/26, and a Cat Power > Mount Kimbie double dip in November, since I'm sure MK will start way later.
I will definitely be doing Titus Andronicus that night. Can't wait to hear/see the new stuff!
Earth and Bob Dylan are also on 10/26.
You could catch someone else and come to the Santa Ana show on Saturday for Titus. Though I don't really understand the whole constellation/observatory rooms that night since someone is already in the small room.
Chris Brokaw of Codeine opening for Mono on Saturday at the Bootleg.
Well, CoC kind of invented that sound.