They played that song at the show.
They played that song at the show.
Now, TallGuy, let's not give fuckhole's a bad name...*snicker*
I found this review of a GV show at Club Nokia on their message board...
ALICE COOPER THEATER OF DEATH 2009 TOUR REVIEW:
As usual, Alice was in top form as were his supporting band members. However, if you came to hear Alice sing and were sitting in the Orchestra Pit you should have saved your money and stayed home.
We attended the show on October 28th 2009 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles unable to hear Alice at all.
When I brought this (politely) to the Sound Man, his immediate response was "GO F$&^K YOURSELF!" followed with "I'll throw you out of the building!"
Hardly professional behavior.
In fact, I took this matter up with Mr. Cooper's management while missing over 30 minutes of the show and was also a bit taken aback when I mentioned that Alice, a Christian man, probably wouldn't approve of his mixer's conduct and his manager replied, "Alice is a Rock Star Now and A Christian when he goes home."
What planet are these guy's actually on?
The audio was terrible throughout the show and the disrespect unimaginable. They never addressed the problems and we wasted nearly a thousand dollars that evening on Limo's, tickets etc., for an entertainer who I have faithfully supported for over thirty years.
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Christ, a THOUSAND DOLLARS?!
I hate venues that can't hear how bad the music sounds, but my opinion on what sounds good is often different from other people I talk to.
last show was daniel johnxton at the music box
he went up about 45 minutes late
and came in played a quick solo acoustic set he then proceeded to bring a friend to join him for songs like this is life and hey joe
he had hyms come up and back him up and rip through rock n roll versions of songs like speeding motorcycle,funeral home,man obsessed, and even a cover of revolution
after hyms left the stage he ended it with true love will find you in the end it was a good show i would say but im a big fan and the vibe from the fans was good they definately showed daniel love and daniel jonhnston even had a bit of a sense of humor and would smile everytime some faceless voice in the audience would scream i love you daniel!!!
In all seriousness, it's still bizarre to me that he ever picked up on them, but, creepy cheerleader that I am, I'm sincerely happy for them that he did. As much of a douche as Kanye West is at times, he probably just secured Land of Talk's touring future in that one post.
Anyway. Hurrah for them. Hopefully this means they'll have the cash or profile for a trip to my neck of the woods someday soon.
Have a good time, and report back.
I have heard that song before. I had no idea it was Land of Talk's though.
Just got back from Islands at Bowery Ballroom. Toro Y Moi is awesome. Jemina Pearl was actually pretty fun. Islands were spectacular. Nick Diamonds was holding my head when they started "Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone" and I held his head too. I don't know why that happened, but I think it means we're dating now.
I was disappointed that I missed Toro Y Moi in Sac-town, I heard nothing but good things about his performance.
Disclosure - October 12 - Reno, NV.
Treasure Island Music Festival - October 19 - San Francisco, CA.
Portugal, The Man - October 22 - Reno, NV.
Cut Copy - October 31 - Reno, NV.
Phoenix w/ Alt-J - December 5 - Reno, NV.
COACHELLA '07, '08, '09, '11, '13
Yeah, Toro Y Moi was really great. After he played, everyone was shouting for more, and he had to turn his stuff back on and reconnect his wires for a little, genuine encore. Even after Islands finished and the houselights went up, some people shouted for more Toro Y Moi. That guy needs to become big. He should hit the gobi tent next year, at least. Maybe an early Sahara spot.
Do people love these guys or what?
As some of you might have known all ready my friends did a gig w/ them this past Monday night in Visalia, CA. This was my second opportunity to catch VW live and in all honesty i didnt really enjoy the first one. So i came along on this trip to help out and also because i knew it was going to be a huge show. The venue didnt have the largest of capacities (420) but it sold out in 4 minutes, as told to us by one of the head promoters there that evening. He also said that at one point tix were going for $150 on Craigslist.... the show was incredibly successfull all the way threw. Both bands played very on point and the sound there was very solid. I can contest that statement by saying the Growlers made a descent amount of money of merchandise after their set and well, as for Vampire Weekend.... they had that entire place jumpin'.... Good times, very good crowd, i was extremely surprised.
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
- PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -
The Coliseum at Caesar’s Palace
Las Vegas, NV
What can I say? The performance was quite possible the most incredible performance I have ever experienced. The show started promptly at 8pm and went until 11:30pm with a twenty minute intermission. I opted for the cheap tickets because I figured there wouldn’t be a bad seat in the house. After all, this is the theater they built for Celine Dion. We were seriously in the last row but there was a great view of the stage. There were about 5 large rugs on the stage floor and white sheer curtains, which were draped from the ceiling, behind the band. The curtains were up lit with different colors to set the mood for each song. The band came out to a standing ovation and started right into “Dance Me to the End of Love” and then into “Everybody Knows”. After a few songs Mr. Cohen addressed the audience and thanked us for such a gracious welcoming. He stated that he wasn’t sure when our paths would cross again so tonight they intended to give us their all. The first half of their performance was filled with his hits which included “The Future”, “Waiting for the Miracle” and some song he wrote about his one night stand with Janis Joplin. Most of the songs brought him to his knees and he played a guitar on a few of the other songs. The sound was amazing and I spent most of the night contemplating on who was my favorite musician in the band. The spanish style guitar is just so hypnotizing and the saxophone is just so soothing. This was definitely a spiritual and otherworldly experience. During the intermission my lady actually scored us some new seats on the floor. It was really great to see the show and the band from two different perspectives. One thing I wish they had was a dance floor because some of his songs are just so romantic. We ended up hitting up the club Pure after the concert for a few drinks and dancing. Coachella was a great introduction to this man. It’s kind of funny that the only shows that I’ve been to this year are from performers that I saw at Coachella.
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Them Crooked Vultures kicked ass. Was worth it just to see Grohl drumming, but everything else was awesome too. I don't have much else to say, this was the manliest band I've seen in a long time. Good fun.
That is excellent news.
I'm terrible at reviewing shows except in general terms, but I will do my best. Saw Mountain Goats / Final Fantasy at my favorite Dallas venue last night. I had the best seat in the house, acoustics-wise...front row balcony, right in the middle.
Final Fantasy blew my mind last night. Owen was in fine spirits and seemed genuinely pleased and humbled by the receptive and respectful audience. I admit that I teared up a few times, especially during "This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine". 2nd favorite live act I've seen this year. (Nothing will top Sufjan Stevens at ATP NY.)
LOVED Mountain Goats. I have never seen anyone as excited to be playing a show as John Darnielle was (he actually reminded me of Craig Finn of The Hold Steady in that regard). Definitely going to delve further into the MG catalog based on the show. And isn't that really the point of live shows?
I enjoyed the first opener, Larkin Grimm, but I think I need to listen to her recorded music to see if I can really call myself a fan. Great alto voice...similar to Carly Simon.
I was flying solo last night. I was glad, though...Andy has to be up early on Friday mornings, so I wouldn't have been able to stay for the whole show if he had been with me.
My FF shirt has "Final Fantasy" printed on the inside beneath the tag. I love little details like that.
My name is Becca. Hi.
You could try sending Valarie a message asking for some Mountain Goats suggestions. She's a big big big fan of those guys.
Just got back from A Fantastic World day one. It was mostly boring and noisy, but there were some great acts too. John Zorn played an amazing saxophone solo. I wish he was there in full-form for a full set. Thurston Moore masturbated his guitar for a while... meh... Z'ev played some fun percussion, and Arto Lindsay did a Thurston Moore thing too. Jad Fair & Lumberob did some amazing vocal stuff that, thankfully, woke me up. Then I saw the beautiful Genesis P-Orridge with Thee Majesty, and that was brilliantly odd. I wish it was Throbbing Gristle, DNA, and Sonic Youth, but it was a fun way to spend the Friday.
Photos from the awesome boardie-related show last sunday:
Yours truly, rockin' out with his band.
The Tet Holiday
The Tet Holiday, from afar.
Oh yeah, these bands played too:
and Heavy Hills
Just got back from Freelance Whales supporting Fanfarlo at the Casbah. The bands were great and the sound was surprisingly good. Freelance Whales are very cute and fun and sort of remind me of Guillemots, Cloud Cult and Architecture In Helsinki rolled into one. Fanfarlo was sort of like an English Okkervil River, who I love, so I gravitated towards that. They played a song that I had to leave halfway through to go to the merch table to ensure it was on the album, which I then promptly purchased. I will figure out the track name and report back later.
If this show rolls through your town, seriously consider going.
Gary Numan was great. Very surprisingly great. Nice mix of stuff, and I like it when an act has the decency to play their most well known ones as if they aren't sick to the teeth of them. Great show, and I had a great time.
Crummy camera phone, but you get the idea:
The Antlers tonight in Academy 2.
They were great. They started off with the very epic Kettering too, which put a smile on my face. There's probably something perverse in that, but anyhow.
They weren't quite as lifeshatteringly earthchanging as I'd been told to expect but this is probably largely due to the fact that they were playing in the worst bloody venue in Dublin. God I hate Academy 2. Academy 2 is stupid L-shaped basement full of pillars.
Now, "The Academy" is actually fairly decent. Academy 2, which is their stupid pointless basement cave, is terrible. I hate it. Please stop stuffing bands in Academy 2, baby Jesus.
I saw Bear in Heaven and Mew tonight, as well as an unexpected short set by Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch (not part of Mew's show). I'm going to quote my latter thoughts on Bear in Heaven actually:
Me - I got tickets for Echo this past November.
McCulloch - Aww, yeah... We're coming in March and April.
Me - Cool. I'll be there then.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Just got home from Baroness who fucking destroyed at the Casbah. At this moment, I am a metal fan. I chatted briefly with the bass player who confirmed that they would be at Coachella. FUCKING SCORE.
Amazing show. Baroness. Mew.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Thanks for the great Mew review, Alchemy!
Hey, that rhymed...
And G v B took pictures at the show I put on the other night. Check it:
U put on a show with m.i.a?