pearl Jam just sort as snuck up on us for Tuesday night. Anyone eating or drinking anywhere specific beforehand?
I have a ticket for this. I might be down for some sort of gathering prior. I'm assuming one of the Westgate hangouts would be easiest. I can probably get there around 6:30 or so.
I just read a tiny review of the Dallas show. Apparently St. Vincent joined on stage for "Keep on Rockin' the Free World". They also have been doing 3 hour sets so get ready. I'm guessing prompt 8pm start? Is there an opener?
I'm in Section 109 Row D and for once i'm happy to sit especially if it's a long show.
Sure, we can try that. Did I mention how happy I was to be able to sit down like a grandpa at this one? Dancing and rocking out in GA for the last 3 NIN shows has been exhausting.
Confirmed as of now no opener and a 3 hour set with 30-35 songs each night. Recent shows had Pearl Jam hitting the stage between 8:20-8:30.
The Wishlist Foundation is having their preparty at McFadden's. Get a wristband at the door and $1 from each item you order will go the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They'll also be doing a fundraiser raffle with a bunch of different prizes. Some PJ stuff and some random stuff. I think a pair of loge seats for the ASU/UA football game is one of the prizes. I'll be in the GA line, but just thought I'd throw that out there for you guys. Preparty starts at 3 p.m.
Also, just a heads up that Jobing.com Arena no longer has free parking. I think most lots are $15 for concerts, but you might be able to find a spot at one of the Westgate lots and park for free. Parking map: http://www.jobingarena.com/parking_map.aspx
4/9 - Sleigh Bells (Crescent Ballroom); 4/11-13 - Coachella Weekend 1; 4/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel (Crescent Ballroom); 4/17 - Lorde (Comerica Theatre); 4/21 - CHVRCHES (Marquee Theatre); 5/10 - Morrissey (LA Sports Arena);8/1-3 - Lollapalooza
Yeah, McFaddens will probably be too much of a zoo. But I'm pretty sure the Westgate parking area is free; we've gone to the movies over there during events and haven't had a problem.
Liquid Sol Music festival is proud to announce that Blind Melon, BoDeans, Buckcherry, Cracker, Ed Kowalczyk, Everclear, Fuel, Gin Blossoms, The White Buffalo, Tonic and Vertical Horizon will perform at the inaugural Liquid Sol Music Festival. It will be held at Sportsman Park outside of U of P stadium.
I would watch Cracker. If I was forced to endure anything else it would be the curiosity factor in Blind Melon and maybe Tonic for one song or something.
Does Ed Kowalczyk do a set of Live songs or has he actually recorded solo shit? It's so weird how this was originally billed as a 3 day multi-genre music fest and it ended up being a one day mid 90s flashback. Are ticket prices cheap? I am almost curious enough to attend.
I think they are having an early sale right now for like $60. Still about $45 overpriced.
How was Pearl Jam?
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
I loved it. First time seeing them since 1995 at Soldier Field and I thought they were great. The show played like a celebration. Eddie acknowledged this being the first gig in Phoenix in a decade and cracked open bottles of wine. It was very festive all night. The band had great energy and rocked through classics and it seemed like most of the crowd already knew all the new material. 3 hours of great music. Some highlights for me.
Encore 2: Elderly Women into Spin the Black Circle into Alive into Keep on Rockin' the Free World
Once, Go, Release and Evenflow were also fantastic. He was pouring wine for folks in the front during a few songs. I had a killer seat. Section 109 Row D so I saw everything very well. 35 songs in total.
They went from aspirations of a 3-day Coachella-like festival in a setting that already throws a three-day country festival to having it become a one-day reunion of terrible late-90's doucherock at the University of Phoenix Stadium lawn. Awful, just fucking awful.
I think they may have found what they were missing. From FB:
Liquid Sol Music Fest
THIS JUST IN! We are excited to announce The All-American Rejects have just been added to the lineup! #Rock4Charity
The All-American Rejects? They're breaking their mediocre 90s band theme to add a mediocre 00s band.
Yeah, I saw Primus and Violent Femmes for the first time at That Damn Show.
AND KOTTONMOUTH KINGS!
Ezra Furman put on a great show last night. Love his snotty attitude. The saxophone was a great add for his songs. So glad to have finally gotten to hear Take Off Your Sunglasses live.
Crescent had the tables/half stage set up. I'd prefer standing for a rock show, but it does fill things out better for a less than 30 person crowd.
Ha, i was there too. I left after he was done. Did you think the guitarist was a bit of an ass? I was probably reading into things but he came off as an ass to me like he didn't respect Ezra. lol. Great show though. Ezra fascinates me. He sent me a facebook message yesterday asking me if I was coming to the show. Then he asked if I wanted to go to San Diego and Los Angeles which I found odd since last night was the last night of the tour. I told him it was too last minute and since he never got back to me about needing a ride to SD a couple of months ago I already made plans.
I took a video of Take off Your Sunglasses. Came out pretty good for being on my shitty dying Droid 3.
I figured the guitarist was just generally disaffected, nothing aimed at Ezra. And it fit with the whole vibe. Yeah, Ezra is a character for sure. Maybe he just wanted to go to the beach with ya. Thanks for the video. I was probably at the table to your right.