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    Default Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    While there are many fine recording artists on the lineup this year, I'd like to know who you believe are actually the great concert artists. Who puts on a good show?

    Unfortunately, not everyone who makes a decent album can translate their work into a live setting in an engaging or even tolerable manner. I'm looking at you, Crystal Castles.

    So please do the following...

    1. Name the artist
    2. If you'd care to, let us know why you believe he/she/they are a great live act (a brief live review, a description of what makes them such a great live artist, etc)
    3. Add an embedded YT video of one of the artist's stellar live performances.
    4. Where applicable, give credit to Suprefan if he recorded the performance.


    Looking forward to reading your responses!
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    Jack Beats...

    of my Top 10 non-Coachella shows of last year, Jack Beats were 4 of them.




    here they are, having the midnight countdown inside the LA Sports Arena at TAO 2010/2011:

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    Default Re: Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    Number 3 is not optional.

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    Ratatat

    But you have to be close enough to watch the guitarist, Mike Stroud.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAgainstTheAoki View Post
    Number 3 is not optional.
    fixed.
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    The Black Keys - Your Touch

    Not exactly an unknown artist, but I believe them to be one of the finest live bands I've seen in a while. What I mean by that is that they sound better live than on record, which is usually the opposite of the case. They have energy for days and when I saw them last year they easily played a 2.5 hr set, never once letting up. Well worth your time.


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    Default Re: Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    Okay! There we go, guys. Good job getting those vids in there. Keep 'em coming!

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    The Black Keys - Your Touch
    Not exactly an unknown artist
    Thanks for the submission, mlant. My intent in creating this thread was not for us to discover the lesser known artists on the bill, but just to find out who you're all most excited about seeing live. I would encourage you to post responses from artists on the bottom row all the way up to and including the headliners.

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    Default Re: Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    This thread needs bumped.

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    i think Sasha is one of the best live DJ's of all time. he plays electronica - it's not abrasive, it's not loud, just mellow progressive chill awesomeness. his sets sound like this:



    here's the full 3-hour set: http://soundcloud.com/sashaofficial/...a-ibiza-2-9-10
    2013: GESAFFELSTEIN - washed out - ZZT - SCUBA - chase & status - munchi - dillon francis - mim0sa - JWLS - bro safari - koan sound - mord fustang - skream - spencer & hill - eskmo - black van - clouds - actress - gemini - clive tanaka - angger dimas - griz - blackmill - adam k & soha - boom jinx & jaytech - burial -

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    The Kills

    First saw them at Coachella 2005 and they blew me away. Crazy energy. Awesome live rock show. I can't wait to see them for the 4th time!


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    So is Deathcrew77 just the addition of a drummer then?
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    I'm really excited for Mount Kimbie.

    I think they are a great live act because their music is really good and they perform it well live- it's fascinating to me to see and hear stuff like this being produced live. More interesting than most guitar-wielders for sure.

    Let me see what you're workin with

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit300021 View Post
    So is Deathcrew77 just the addition of a drummer then?
    yes and now they perform their stuff live....

    personally i feel like they lost a lot of energy...

    i saw them at coachella in 09 and in san diego that summer, and they were nuts, but i feel like they lost a lot of momentum in their live set. I'm also not a huge fan of romborama though...

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    Marina and the Diamonds

    Upcoming Concerts:
    16/1- Jagwar Ma @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    21/1- Toro y Moi w/ Portugal. The Man @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    22/1- Arcade Fire @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
    23/1- Grouplove + CSS @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    18/4-20/4- Coachella Weekend 2

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    fuck how do u embed youtube vids : /
    Upcoming Concerts:
    16/1- Jagwar Ma @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    21/1- Toro y Moi w/ Portugal. The Man @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    22/1- Arcade Fire @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
    23/1- Grouplove + CSS @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    18/4-20/4- Coachella Weekend 2

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    As far as live shows i have seen Flogging Molly a number of times over the past decade, and they always put on an amazing show!

    Never gets boring, and they are full of energy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by edbangme View Post
    fuck how do u embed youtube vids : /
    after you click the you tube button you put just the part after the = sign in there.

    so you put the Gr46RJs0ixE

    Not the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr46RJs0ixE
    in between the
    [YT]

    If that made any sense

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    Default Re: Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    the chemical brothers can not be missed!
    also, interpol a few years back put on a great live show.. however, their new album is meh.. so we will see.

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    haha Flogging Molly looks fun. I may have to check them out
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    Default Re: Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    Chemical Brothers

    Just watch the video


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    Laidback Luke tore it up at EDC. He transitioned from his usual cheesy house stuff to filthy dubstep


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Porter View Post
    Laidback Luke tore it up at EDC. He transitioned from his usual cheesy house stuff to filthy dubstep
    Ya for like what, one song. I like dubstep, but I remember how everybody was in awe because he brought dubstep to the main stage. And his set at EDC wasn't even that great. You probably took too many drugs.
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    The Strokes!!








    AND MORE RECENTLY....




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    The audio in this is not very good but i believe its pretty self explanatory.....


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    Default Re: Who are the best LIVE acts of 2011?

    Two more:

    Duck Sauce


    Magnetic Man


    Again, just watch the vids.

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    id have to say Eryka Badu. i saw her at Smokeout and she was amazing. im looking forward to seeing her perform on saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasquez7 View Post
    Two more:

    Duck Sauce


    Magnetic Man
    Yes and yes!!!!
    Duck Sauce will be the party in the Sahara! and Magnetic man i have heard is amazing! but i haven't personaly seen them

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredbull View Post
    Yes and yes!!!!
    Duck Sauce will be the party in the Sahara! and Magnetic man i have heard is amazing! but i haven't personaly seen them
    Indeed it will be. Hopefully I can find a hot chick to dance with and snort coke off her tits for Duck Sauce!

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