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    I still have not been to the mother fucking El Rey
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    Damn. One of the best venues around. They did a fantastic remodel a few years back, and since then it's been one of the best places to see a band in LA. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
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    I echo Bryan and Jeff's sentiments.

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    yeah usually if there a decent band playing at the El rey they are usually playing at the Glasshouse which is a hell of a lot closer to my house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Still pretty serious about this.

    Jack White @ Bill .... 08/22/14
    FYF @ LA Sport Area 08/23 - 08/24/14
    Swans @ The Independent 08/08/14
    Decibel Festival @ Seattle 09/24 - 09/28/14
    War on Drugs @ Fillmore 10/05/14
    Death From Above 1979 @ The Independent 11/17/14


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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    yeah usually if there a decent band playing at the El rey they are usually playing at the Glasshouse which is a hell of a lot closer to my house.
    MBV didnt play the Glasshouse last year before coachella. THEY PLAYED THE MOTHERFUCKING EL REY.

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    He speaks truth. And the sound at the El Rey is far superior to that of the Glass House, if we're gonna compare the two.
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    Anyone going to The Big Pink tomorrow? I really wanted to go see APTBS.

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    Lovely venue with amazing sound. Saw three of my top ten gigs of 2009 there and looking forward to catching more this year.

    So speaking of the Glasshouse, I've never been but have tickets for She & Him next month. When you say the sound is far superior at El Rey, does that mean the Glasshouse sound isn't good?
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/17 Karen O at Masonic Lodge, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/20 Chvrches @ Tower Theatre, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    MBV didnt play the Glasshouse last year before coachella. THEY PLAYED THE MOTHERFUCKING EL REY.
    I did say usually.

    but if we are going compare

    We did get The Pixies in 04 before coachella as their First show in the reunion.

    We got Bauhaus in 05

    We got Jesus and Mary Chains in 07

    It's also one of Jack White favorite venues so he always has stop at the Glasshouse for whatever band he's controlling
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Still pretty serious about this.

    Jack White @ Bill .... 08/22/14
    FYF @ LA Sport Area 08/23 - 08/24/14
    Swans @ The Independent 08/08/14
    Decibel Festival @ Seattle 09/24 - 09/28/14
    War on Drugs @ Fillmore 10/05/14
    Death From Above 1979 @ The Independent 11/17/14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Lovely venue with amazing sound. Saw three of my top ten gigs of 2009 there and looking forward to catching more this year.

    So speaking of the Glasshouse, I've never been but have tickets for She & Him next month. When you say the sound is far superior at El Rey, does that mean the Glasshouse sound isn't good?
    No it's alright. The venue is just filthy, though. We're talking no paper towels in the bathroom, and maybe soap if you catch it on a good day. But bands that often times fill the Wiltern add shows at the Glass House, so it's a much better way to get really close to a band you like.
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    Best show experience there: Gus Gus w/ Lamb (1997 or 8?) - sober yet danced my ass off like there was no tomorrow

    Worst show experience there: mf doom (2007); MotherFucker never showed up, I hope GV never promotes any future shows with this clown

    A lot of fantastic shows in-between and thereafter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenDREAMS View Post
    Best show experience there: Gus Gus w/ Lamb (1997 or 8?) - sober yet danced my ass off like there was no tomorrow
    yes, they were both amazing. pretty sure it was '97.
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    DFA1979 back in.... 2006/2007? Before the renovations took place. Boy that was one EPIC show.

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    Looking forward to my first El Rey gig in a month for Liars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    Looking forward to my first El Rey gig in a month for Liars!

    I'll be making my first trip to the El Rey in a month too, but to see RJD2 & Busdriver not the Liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ficklecycle View Post
    Anyone going to The Big Pink tomorrow? I really wanted to go see APTBS.
    I'll be there shooting the show.
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    it's a little far for me, but always worth it. drinks are kind of expensive though. First show there was White Stripes. Favorite shows were probably any of the IAMX shows, Digitalism, Presets and The Knife.
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    Also, the Indigo Girls were awesome last year when we saw them.
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    Gabe don't lie, you've never even been to the El Rey....LIAR
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    I have only been to the El Rey a few times...but they have been fucking AMAZING shows - Queens Of The Stone Age, Dillinger Escape Plan, Hallacopters, GUNTHER, Revival Tour...good times

    I will echo that they have ridiculously high-priced drinks though, even compared to the other music venues
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    Love the el Rey, iwish more shows i wanted to see was there, but i have seen Bat for Lashes, the Streets, Sufjan Stevens, Metric (one of the worst shows ive ever seen) and Sleater-Kinney (at least 4, maybe 5 times) at the motherfucker el rey. oh yeah and Peaches
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    goddammit i want to see Sufjan
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    He speaks truth. And the sound at the El Rey is far superior to that of the Glass House, if we're gonna compare the two.
    being from newport i will see a show at the glasshouse first, i f'ing hate driving up to l.a.

    worst experience was it taking me 3 hours to get to the el rey one time, about a 50 mile drive. once up there i went to a liquor store and bought a small bottle of jager and pounded it, just to remove the negativity of having to make that drive.

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    I HEART the El Rey. My favorite LA venue for many reasons. Just off the top of my head I've seen: Polyphonic Spree, Stereo Sonic, MSTRKRFT, HEALTH, The Presets, Patrick Wolf, Dan Deacon, Lady Sovereign, Yelle, The Dodos, Lykke Li and tons more..

    sigh.. haven't been able to get out there in a few weeks though.

    Sad I am missing The Big Pink tonight.

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    MSTRKRFT fucking rocked the El Rey.

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    Yeah, the El Rey's great. And I've just recently noticed how good the sound has gotten there (always been?). But yeah, seen several shows there. St. Vincent, Hold Steady, Jimmy Eat World, Album Leaf, Weakerthans, Black Lips, Blind Melon (new shitty version), MONO, Ra Ra Riot, and others.
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    Saw Sea Wolf w/Album Leaf as my first El Rey show. Didn't get to see Album Leaf though. T'was pretty sick.

    Oh and shouldn't it be El motherfucking Rey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phonographer View Post
    Saw Sea Wolf w/Album Leaf as my first El Rey show. Didn't get to see Album Leaf though. T'was pretty sick.
    That second sentence totally makes the first sentence untrue then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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