^ oh no you didn't.
^they dont play live... they play ALIVE....
Ok I'm not sure how no one has mentioned this by now: Modest Mouse.
I've seen them 5 times ranging from Moon and Antarctica --> Good News --> We Were Dead, each time hoping things would be different but it never was. Isaac is always half-drunk, messing up his own lyrics and rushing through his songs. Also, their setlist choices as of late have been terrible.
I had to sit through these clowns 4 times during Of Montreal's last tour against my will and they were mind-numbingly boring. I don't care how good you think they are on record, the proof of any band's talent is their live show.
Perhaps it is because I'm not a big fan to begin with, or maybe it is because I have only seen him in conjunction with The Faint (who are a great live), but I specifically remember at his 05 Coachella set where he introduced a song by saying, withering away in his emo hoodie, "This song inspires even me...the un-inspirable!" Oh Connor...you're so deep...
This band wins as the absolute worst band I have ever seen. I saw these guys open for Animal Collective for "Sung Tongs" in Chicago, and the keyboard player actually quit onstage...slamming down his chords and wires as the idiots with 3 mics and reverb stood there like pouting children. Horrible.
Moving Units are a joke live.
XTC can't play live. This makes me sad.
I love music, and I hate vowels.
don't give in to the group! be an individual!
ah, who the fuck am i kidding. let's just agree to disagree.
i digged the psych-pop dance music and thought the lighting was perfect and fitting. there was some sort of ambiance created that worked for me. i had a blast.
brian jonestown massacre.
Black Kids ... sloppy, no rhythm, bad singing... horrible.
Plaid ... boring.
coldplay and Madonna both suck.
The worst show i've ever attended was Bob Dylan in '05.
I know bob doesn't have a singers voice that wasnt the problem. He didn't even walk onto the stage, he just strolled in and sat in the far left corner of the stage and sang out of time the whole show. The band was trying to match him, but it seemed that every time they got on rhythm he'd fall off again.
His harmonica playing was atrocious and the songs came off sounding nothing like the originals (in a bad way). It was so bad that it took a full thirty seconds for my friend and I to realize he was singing Mr. Tambourine Man.
I miss Bill Hicks.
that coldplay performance is good. i saw them at Kimmel the next day and they were good for maybe 5 out of 6 songs. the problem is their slow songs can drag. except i liked Fix You, as a closer it's solid (and it gets the chicks halfway to the sack).
That said, he is Bob Dylan, he is very old and has certainly played the hell out of his gigs in the past. We can't expect him to be the spring chicken he once was. These younger acts are a different story.
And please, for the poster above, do not compare Madonna and Aphex Twin! The two shouldn't even be in the same sentence.
I realize I'm probably being unfair about Coldplay. I don't really like their stuff anyway, I think they're overproduced and I'm not really a fan of the John Ondrasik style of high-pitched whiny vocals.
It inspired this thread though.
Originally Posted by Jacob
i was left umimpressed by The Walkmen
great band, just a dull show
my perception of coldplay has changed, but in the opposite direction. i used to think they were whiney bitches trying hard, but now with the success and new album, i think chris martin is handling it very well and coming off as a guy i'd share a laugh with.
I can't say anything bad about Chris Martin. I was a ridiculous little fangirl when I met Coldplay before the show 5 years ago and gave him a flower my friend picked out of her garden, and he freaking put the flower on his piano on stage for the duration of the show. He's too nice.
And I think they're great live.
I agree that Ladytron are sadly lacking live. I would've gone to their recent tour if they stopped by Phoenix because I love them so much, but they skipped us this year.
Interpol was pretty bad at the Forum last year. They just stood there. No presence whatsoever.
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[QUOTE=amyzzz;666779]I can't say anything bad about Chris Martin. I was a ridiculous little fangirl when I met Coldplay before the show 5 years ago and gave him a flower my friend picked out of her garden, and he freaking put the flower on his piano on stage for the duration of the show. He's too nice.
That's awesome! I met them too 6 years ago (god, I can't believe it was that long ago) before their Milwaukee show, and I ended up getting an aftershow pass from this girl next to me who knew the roadies. The band didn't show, but we got to hang out with the roadies on their bus for a while (just played video games, had a drink, left). They all seem like nice people...that wasn't in question.
That's odd that you guys are bigger fans now after the X + Y atrocity and the mediocre at best Viva la Vida. Parachutes and Rush of Blood were far better albums (in my opinion) and at least back then you could see them at smaller venues.
And Gina, nobody liked Bright Eyes at Coachella 05. Nobody. Wow, that was crap. I ended up sitting in front of the KROQ tent waiting for my ride instead of watching more than 5 minutes of that disaster.
7/26 Au Revoir Simone @ The Roxy, 8/1 Arcade Fire, the Unicorns, Dan Deacon at the Forum, 8/2 Burger a-Go-Go, @ Observatory, 8/9 Warpaint @ Observatory, 8/10 Warpaint @ The Ace, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/11 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Chvrches @ Palladium, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale