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    Since theres so much violence there, they want to shut it down. Thoughts?


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    I was there for the August 5th incident listed on there. It was nothign less than amazing.
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    you got a chair thrown at you? awesome.

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    You wish, I watched that go down, just awesome. That said, go see The Dillinger Escape Plan, stuff like that happens.

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    Their parking is too expensive. I'd fight someone too if I paid that much.
    I've only been there twice. I'm not a huge fan of HOB venues as is, and there are so many other venues in LA that I don't really see the need to go there unless something amazing is happening.
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    Default Re: House of Blues Sunset Strip to Close?

    It's a bummer to see any venue go down, but HOB doesn't really break my heart.

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    I really prefer HOB Anaheim, but it is a little surprising... Nothing has happened on the nights I was there. Only issue I have with HOB Sunset is the lack of parking options. It is kind of a landmark though, how long has it been there? Anyway, I have a couple concerts coming up there, hope they can wait to shut it down.

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    That one has been there over 10 years.

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    Make HOB pay for police calls, water down the drinks (even more), and don't allow drunk people in the venue. That should be enough to get HOB's booker to change artists. Let those artists and their troublemaker crowds go back to The Roxy and The Whiskey.
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    I guess HOB is younger than I thought. It has an aura of having been there forever.

    According to Wikipedia, House of Blues was purchased by Live Nation in 2006. I wonder if there has been an increase in problems since then.
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    Its who plays there, most of those things have happend because of the hip hop shows they book.

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    I see. The shows I have been to there are indie/punk or jrock.

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    If there's any violence at the upcoming Galactic show, then that's just sad.

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    how's galactic live? my buddy threw their album on when we were on a boat once. I loved it. Don't have any albums but it's on my list. I think they would be fun live
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    Well you're talking to a huge jamband fan here so of course I love Galactic and think they're amazing live, along with Widespread Panic, Phish, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's, The Dead, STS9 and others.

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    HOB get the worst shows. Last show I saw there was De La Soul about 8 years ago.

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    i'm not a huge jam band fan. i haven't actually seen any jam bands live, but im only sorta into those bands. I'd totally check em out if I ever make it to Bonaroo.

    Galactic, if I remember correctly, sounded quite a bit different than most jam bands. I was drunk and it was a wonderful upbeat space funk jam blast. Really, perfect soundtrack for being drunk on a boat

    I gotta get some albums
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinylmartyr View Post
    HOB get the worst shows. Last show I saw there was De La Soul about 8 years ago.
    De La played Royce hall. That was a weird fit.
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    I never been there - so I guess I won't miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whynotsmile99 View Post
    Galactic, if I remember correctly, sounded quite a bit different than most jam bands. I was drunk and it was a wonderful upbeat space funk jam blast.
    "quite a bit different than most jam bands?" Ha, yeah I can tell you're not a fan. Jam bands are the most diverse group of musicians you could ever fathom. That's kind of the point, variety, jam.

    "wonderful upbeat space funk jam blast"
    There's probably over 100 jambands that sound exactly like that and about 10-15 that are great and I'll glady list for you right now.

    Particle
    RAQ
    STS9
    The Meters
    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
    Dumpstaphunk
    The Radiators
    Umphrey's Mcgee
    Soulive
    The New Deal
    The Disco Biscuits
    Perpetual Groove
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    PM me if you want more

    You don't have to be a hippie to be a big jam band fan despite what ignorant douchebags on this board tell you. Shit, I have short hair, take at least one shower every day, meat (steak specifically) is my favorite kind of food, and I've lived in urban areas my whole life. I don't vote Republican, but other than that, I'm about the furthest thing from a hippie. Just because I don't share the lifestyles of the majority of the crowd, doesn't mean I can't enjoy good fucking musis. Check some of those bands out, if you like Galactic, you'll love those bands too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whynotsmile99 View Post

    I gotta get some albums
    No, no, no, this is the mistake way too many newbie jam band fans make. The studio albums suck. Download live shows. I recommend the Bonnaroo 06? show, whichever one Radiohead was at, I think it was 06. Galactic jamed with Dr. John and the Rebirth Brass Band, in what my friends reffered to as the New Orleans Revival Goodness Set. I don't know what Bonnaroo called it, it was in one of the tents. Or download any live Galactic show. I've seen them six times and everytime they are amazing, same goes for STS9 - 10 times and My Morning Jacket - 13 times, never once saw a bad set from either of those bands.

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    man, i live in SD but it always seems like HOB has some sick Hip Hop shows with sick guests...

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    thanks for those tips backwater. i'll look into those other bands and some Galactic live shows
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    Are you a fan of Phish? I personally think Galactic is a better band but Phish shows are just so fun because of the scale, the lights, and the spectacle. They're really great showmen. Plus, the covers are always so fun, with the surprise factor over anything.

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    i've never been to the sunset house of blues. not for any specific reason, just never caught a band that happened to play there, and i've been to almost every other name venue in LA.
    The one in Vegas is a pretty cool venue though.
    Maybe they should get rid of all the rap shit. I remember seeing the riot/shooting that broke out after 50 cent played there a few years ago
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    They'd better not close it before GWAR plays on November 24th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    Are you a fan of Phish? I personally think Galactic is a better band but Phish shows are just so fun because of the scale, the lights, and the spectacle. They're really great showmen.
    i can't say i'm a fan per say, but i would really like to see them. I think being in the right conditions, such as Bonaroo I would love jam bands. I have a very deep inner hippie that only comes out on certain occasions, but i do love getting in touch with it from time to time, though i too shower on a normal basis, have short hair and love the taste of animal flesh.
    I have two Phish albums, Farmhouse and Hoist. I like them, though i don't listen to them much at all. I know with Jam bands its all about the live show
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    Im sure if there is a ruling and everything that they will have a time frame to have to shut down. You cant just make it close the very next day. Besides, they coudl always appeal and stall for time. Live Nation has deep pockets, Im sure they either fight this to get it back in shape like they actually should, or move and pick a different part of town to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    They'd better not close it before GWAR plays on November 24th.
    I missed Gwar when they played my college town. Venue was 5 minute walking distance to my house. I was so bummed I missed it.

    I've never seen them before either, but I think this Novemeber I'm going to have to make it a first
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    As long as GWAR gets to play.

    And, to be clear, I'm not kidding about this. I'm probably going to go, just to be amazed as they play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whynotsmile99 View Post
    i can't say i'm a fan per say, but i would really like to see them. I think being in the right conditions, such as Bonaroo
    They would seem like a shoe-in for next year, along with the Dead, since they're both doing reunion tours next year. However, their recent history shows that they're trying to move in a different direction with headliners like Tool, The Police, Kanye West, and Metallica. So I think next year might have headliners more along the lines of NIN and Jay-Z. Time will tell, I look forward to the lineup announcement.

    and Farmhouse, the title track, is such a catchy song, reminds me of the Beatles
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