Not nearly. I'm a meager 5'6", but at Buttholes I was able to get to the front of that area and see fine, and for both Cranberries and Primal Scream we just stood at the back of the crowd and didn't have an issue. Maybe I've just gotten lucky every time I've been there.
R Kelly tickets are now $6 (plus 4.95 shipping) on stubhub. At this rate, they will be free by Sunday.
Coachella Wk2 04/19-04/21
Dave Matthews Band 08/23-08/24
Coachella WK1 04/11-04/13 ---- 2014
9/12 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
9/13 Springfield VA @ Empire
9/14 New York NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/15 Boston MA @ Middle East
9/16 Montreal QC @ Foufounes Electriques
9/18 Toronto ON @ Opera House
9/19 Flint MI @ The Machine Shop
9/20 Cleveland OH @ Peabody's
9/21 Chicago IL @ Reggie's
9/22 Minneapolis MN @ Mill City Nights
9/24 Denver CO @ Summit City Music Hall
9/25 Salt Lake City UT @ In The Venue
9/26 Boise ID @ Knitting Factory
9/27 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
9/28 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/29 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/1 Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House
10/3 Los Angeles CA @ El Rey Theater
10/4 San Diego CA @ The Casbah
10/5 Tempe AZ @ The Marquee Theater
What I'm seeing this afternoon:
Mantra Percussion with Greg Fox and Andrew Parker
Greg Saunier: — Where’s My Free Will, If You Please?
Susie Ibarra — Mimesis
Seth Olinsky — No Story
People Get Ready — The History of Lightning
Dave Douglas — Brazen Heart Crucible
Holly Herndon — Being There
Reggie Pace & Bryan Hooten — Deep Doppler
Performer & Composer
Son Lux — Ridiculous Beasts and Birds
Sounds like a great afternoon John! I'll be at 4knots festival this afternoon and Prospect Park later. They couldn't have made the set times any better!
Pier 17 Stage:
Steve Gunn 1:00-1:40
White Lung 3:00-3:40
Parquet Courts 4:00-4:40
The Men 5:00-5:40
Reigning Sound 6:00-6:40
Kurt Vile & the Violators 7:00-8:00
Pier 16 Stage
Fat Tony 2:30-3:10
The Babies 3:30-4:10
Marnie Stern 4:30-5:10
Janka Nabay & the Budu Gang 7pm
OS Mutantes 9pm
Hearing Foo Fighters may be playing Costa Mesa 60th bday celebration tonight at the fairgrounds, their twitter seems to point to it, too. 5 minutes from home, do I go?
Drove over to check it out, see the fireworks. Listened to a couple songs outside the fence, wasn't gonna pay $40 to watch, though.
I wouldn't have paid the $25 they were charging at the door. My friend offered me an extra ticket and I took it. Didn't stick around for Eric Burden. Watched The Soft Pack play to a pathetic crowd of empty chairs earlier.
Giraffage was really fucking good tonight.
11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena
El Guincho should play this too
Grimes, Four Tet, The xx, John Talabot, Pional, Koreless, Chairlift, Sampha, Tasker, and more TBA
http://theyoungturks.co.uk/nye2013/We are proud to announce the line-up for the first Young Turks New Year's Eve party in Tulum, Mexico - 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 90 minutes from Cancun.
The concert will be on the beach from 8pm-10am and tickets are $150. They are available from 9AM Tulum time, July 1.
I didn't make it to the Ecstatic Summer show but Big Star's Third was fucking phenomenal. The base band was people who all knew each other and have played together in a pile of different bands, from the 90s/00s version of Big Star to the dB's, R.E.M. and on many, many solo records.
They started out with about a half an hour of random songs and then started in on Third. This portion opened with "Stroke It Noel" but they kind of made up their own running order. After this they played some Chris Bell songs (including Pete Yorn's great take on "I am the Cosmos") and more Big Star including the highlight of the night, Mike Mills leading "September Gurls". That was followed by older Alex Chilton with "The Letter" (Richard Lloyd on guitar again). They closed with "Thank You Friends" and we were all happy.
Jonathan Donahue's lovely version of "Holocaust" was another favorite. Brett Harris was the standout of the artists I didn't know; he had a fantastic voice and had a dead on Alex Chilton taking lead vocals for several songs such as "Femme Fatale" and "When My Baby's Beside Me" (I think? It was a long night with a lot of guests). Most hilarious would either be Kurt Vile looking entirely confused singing backup on the last few songs and Mike Mills rhythmically bouncing a basketball on I forget which song.
All in all they played 2 hours 20 minutes.
Did anyone else miss the majority of R. Kelly last night thinking that he would close the Staples show???
^ haha totally right on about Kurt Vile. He was crossing his arms for the whole time and looked like he didn't want to be there. Overall I'm happy the weather turned out ok for a great night of music!
Lapalux's first ever US tour!!!
sweeeeeeeeeeeet Lapalux SD date.
11/23 Seth Troxler - Visionquest Party
11/24 Deltron 3030 - Fonda
12/3 Pretty Lights - Wiltern
12/5 2ManyDJs - Sound
12/7 Tourist - Lyric Theatre
12/8 KROQ Acoustic Xmas Night 2- Shrine
12/11 Banks - Hollywood Forever Masonic
12/20 Andrew Bird - Some Church
1/15 John Newman - El Rey
2/23 David Crosby - Troubadour
the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Thursday, September 12th
Fuck yes, definitely going to this!
Titus Andronicus sounds way more fun of a time than how boreding Godspeed can be at times....or how pretentious a music listener/showgoer can be .Like I enjoyed seeing and listening GS!BE but compare to guitar work of Patrick snpickles(sp) and the other guitar player at last November made me wish I saw their SD show the next day.
Pere Ubu @ Silm's 12/17/13
Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill 12/18/14
Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel 01/23/14
!!! @ The Chapel 01/25/14
Frankie Rose @ Rickshaw Stop 02/04/14
Xiu Xiu @ Bottom of the Hill 02/22/14
Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop 02/24/14
Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater 03/23/13
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14
The first half of new edition dragged (and no "don't be cruel"?) and I didn't like how the Jacksons just rushed through bits of the Jackson 5 songs, but it was a fun night.