Fidlar is such a terrible band. So, so bad.
Saw Muse on Saturday at Staples and The Who last night at Honda Center, both great shows. Band of Skulls and Vintage Trouble were great openers though I'd have to give the edge to Vintage Trouble with their infectious live energy. (Keep in mind I was at the barrier for the former and across in the nosebleeds for the latter.)
Got in line for Muse around 3:30, snagged a spot one row behind the barrier to the left. The setup was pretty insane and, minus the 'pyramid', reminded me of The Police's semi-in-the-round setup in '07. My memories of seeing Muse at the Forum in '07 are vague, but looking back at a few video clips that show seemed a little looser and not afraid to show a little more musicality. This was a highly arranged show, which I enjoy, and it was fun being up front, but definitely felt like a stadium show in an arena. Hardly any banter, which may have been the case the time before. Matt Bellamy looked ridiculous with his puffy shirt and cum-gelled hair. He also wore some type of electronic sunglasses during "Madness". The setlist was much better than expected - they played "Map of the Problematique" (my favorite) AND "Hysteria" (which I can't believe they're dropping from the set). Looking at the other nights' setlists I think I lucked out as one less familiar with Showbiz/Origin.
Question: Is it common practice for security to be constantly stepping up on the barrier and shining flashlights in people's faces for significant lengths of time to deter them from filming the show? Because that's what was going on and it was annoying. People aren't going to stop, anyway, if he can't get to them. Why detract from everyone else's enjoyment?
Our seats for The Who were good, for nosebleeds. Opposite end of the arena, head on view. They played all of Quadrophenia which admittedly I wasn't familiar with so I gave it a few spins yesterday. It's really good, probably better than Tommy. So that was nice, they didn't say a word to the audience until the 80-minute performance was done and then they played a smattering of hits starting with "Who Are You" (a personal highlight). They played all the major songs I wanted to hear minus "My Generation" and "Can't Explain", neither of which were really essential for me. All in all much more enjoyable than I expected. Even though there's only two originals left the touring band was pretty remarkable. Zac Starkey (Ringo's son!) pulled off Keith Moon pretty damn well. On bass was Pino Palladino who I first learned about from the John Mayer Trio. And Pete Townshend's son was in the band as well.
Carl Cox Exchange LA March 9th
09/29 - The xx @ Hollywood Bowl
*based upon tedious fact checking.
netsky LIVE fonda april 5
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In 6 months the XX had no problems selling close to 9,000 tickets across 3 shows in L.A. I thin you guys are underestimating their popularity, especially when they end up stacking the show with very desirable openers.
Wonder how much Rolling Stones Hollywood Bowl tickets are going to be?
"why are you so annoying" TheKlein25
The cheap seats might be decently priced if they play something like Dodger Stadium, no? Or the Coliseum?
I will go for the cheapest seats possible.
Boris - From the Past, Present, and Through the Future
Night 1: All Time Classics - A night of songs spanning Boris' entire career including some songs they have never played live in the US!
Night 2: Flood - A performance of the cult classic album "Flood" followed by an experimental/drone set
05/01 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
05/02 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
05/04 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/05 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/06 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
05/07 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
05/10 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/11 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/18 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/19 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/21 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
05/22 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
05/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
05/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
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2/9 SISU @ Echoplex, 2/14 Spiritualized @ Ace Hotel, 2/16 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu @ Club Nokia, 2/24 Cibo Matto @ El Rey, 3/21 St. Vincent @ Wiltern, 4/11-13 Coachella, 4/27 Ghost B.C. @ Fonda, 4/30 Mono @ Troubadour, 5/3 I Break Horses @ Bootleg Theater, 5/28-6/1 Primavera Sound, 6/22 Janelle Monae @ Hollywood Bowl