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    Metallica could totally pop up and do one song during the half-time show. But the general viewership of the Super Bowl would absolutely tune out if confronted with fifteen minutes of metal, even...
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    This is very much what I wanted to hear.
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    Anyone seen Twilight Sad before? Thinkin' on buying a ticket to see them at the Teragram in May.
  4. Thread: FYF 2015

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    This is a very fair point. But is still feel like if they don't want to downsize, they'll have to utilize this area.

    What if they set up the stage on the east side of the lawn, facing the seats...
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    Might mean they finally utilize the Coliseum if they go for the latter.
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    please please please
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    a - Agree with Concertgoer that they're too big to not play LA proper for, what, a decade? and then just do one festival set.

    b - Even if that weren't the case, it sounds like Radiohead is playing...
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    Haven't seen mention of this elsewhere, but DIIV are playing three cheap shows at the Echo next month.
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    If anyone has a spare ticket for GY!BE in LA on 2/4 for idiots who slept on buying a ticket for way too long, ya boy Ian T. McFarland wants to know.
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    Re: Oingo Boingo

    I mean, if Blur or Stone Roses can headline Coachella, even if only as co-headliners, I can see the first Oingo Boingo show in decades justifying a headlining spot. At the same time, tho, I think...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    It's worth mentioning that the Hollywood Bowl dates went on sale a while ago, well before the tour was even announced. Not sure if there was a reason announced for it, but if we want to play...
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    Re: Deerhunter - Monomania

    I get why this show sounds interesting or fun to people who didn't experience it, but as someone who did, all I can tell you is it was extremely dull. Like, I love Nothing Ever Happened, and I would...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    David Bowie is rumored to release a new album in early January, so I recommend we all get our hopes up and start guessing that Bowie headlines Sunday.
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    Re: Kendrick Lamar to headline Sunday

    Just a few months after this I saw the last ten minutes of his set at Pitchfork on the fuckin' Blue Stage and all I could think was "this guy's not that good." So anyway that's why I hate myself now.
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    Man, I'm a big fan of all of Dulli's projects, but I'm not sure that any of his music would ned well to being stripped down.
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    The only positive takeaway I had from the show is that Moses is a really good drummer for being able to maintain that swift Nothing Ever Happened beat long enough to let Bradford Cox do whatever...
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    Re: Deerhunter - Monomania

    I have to very seriously consider that the Saturday show at the Regent is the worst show I've ever willingly gone into.
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    I'm curious to know how many new songs they played. My vinyl copy of the new LP got delayed a week, so I'm wondering if I need to torrent the album and get familiar with it before I see them at the...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    I wouldn't even know how to not have a blast at a freebie, surprise Pixies set.
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    They were the biggest disappointment for me at FYF this year. They sound less like Bloc Party and more like a new, uninteresting band that covers Bloc Party songs.
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    I'm contemplating seeing Alcest at the Regent next week. Anyone know how they sound live?
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    In! Finally.
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    Anyone want to post a link to RSVP for the secret show? I can't get to it from my computer.
  24. Thread: FYF 2015

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    I can't speak to how they sounded when you last saw them, but there were multiple moments last night when the drummer sounded like she couldn't quite keep up - which is most understandable...
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    Thee Oh Sees must be seen live, they put on a much better show than you might expect from hearing them on record. If you can stand the thought of missing the beginning of Morrissey, I would...
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    Guys . . . I'm at a loss as to what to complain about. Didn't experience any issues on Day 1, other than the fact that Bloc Party might suck now.
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    I was excited to see Frank Ocean when they first annouced the lineup like so many of you were. But as we've gotten closer and closer to FYF with total radio silence from the Ocean camp, I'd been...
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    Re: Deerhunter - Monomania

    I've never been to Austin and I have the same problem. If they hadn't cancelled FYF, I'd be seeing them for the fifth time this weekend, every single time being at a festival. I've never even had a...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Precisely what I meant. Looking back, there's definitely a missing comma in that sentence.
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    Really great show. I had no idea how much I was going to be hopping up and down like an idiot at a punk pop show. Jealous of everyone going again tonight.
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    If I have to choose between Bloc Party and Dinosaur Jr., I'm just going to disappear because 18-year-old me will commit suicide in 2006 and I'll be gone.
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    I am weirdly tempted by this. Can anyone speak to how good Van Halen shows are these days.
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    Any advice on getting into one of these KCRW Sound In Focus show in Century City? I'm hoping to get into TVOTR tonight, but have heard they get crowded fast.
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    They haven't, but I'm sure it will be. The past few years they've really begged people to take Metro to get to the festival, and with so little parking around USC they really need to.
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    Glad to see I wasn't the only person to think this.
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    It was a Saturday - maybe it just empties out on the weekend? Either way, I can say without embellishment that it felt like there was no more than 20 people within a two-block radius not there for...
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    Get them back to the Fox Pomona. Getting to walk through an abandoned, autumnal downtown area followed by a GY!BE concert in a beautiful venue made for a pretty great pairing.
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    Curious to know how tickets are selling. They were all gone by this point last year, yeah? It doesn't feel like FYF is doing much in terms of publicity or advertising, but that may just be my...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    Although it'd be a lot less pricy considering U2 already got in and sold out five arena shows less than a year ahead of time. Considering GV doesn't appear very interested in older headliners...
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    Driving four, three or even two hours might not sound like that bad of a deal right now, but I assure you it will sound impossible when you're exhausted from a day in the sun. I've driven straight...
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    Blur at the Hollywood Bowl in October, according to Scenestar -

    http://thescenestar.typepad.com/ss/2015/06/blur-to-headline-the-hollywood-bowl.html
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    If I could favorite this post, I assure you I would.
  43. Re: *** OFFICIAL *** Front Gate Tickets SUCKS Thread, 2016 Presale Edition

    It's worth considering, though, that there must be a lot more demand for tickets in January since the lineup is only announced then, and people the only people buying from the presale are able to buy...
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    I'll never cease being amazed by the exorbitance of ticket fees. Mew at the Fonda cost $22.50, with an additional $11.50 in fees. And god forbid you want to pick up a ticket at will call, that'll...
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they announced another short tour next year. These dates barely touch the east coast when there are five dates within five hours of LA. Feels too lopsided to be the full...
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    Mew w/ the Dodos

    09/17: North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA
    09/18: Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
    09/19: The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
    09/25: Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA
    09/26: The Fillmore,...
  47. Re: JAY Z's 2014 Made In America Festival ~ LOS ANGELES EDITION!

    Not coming back:

    http://www.stereogum.com/1806302/made-in-america-festival-coming-to-nyc-not-returning-to-l-a/news/

    I had been holding out hope that they would give this fest a second chance...
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    Re: U2 Discussion 2014

    Thanks theklein!
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    Re: U2 Discussion 2014

    Has anyone discovered any good parking alternatives to the $25 Forum lot? I don't mind a bit of a walk if I have the time, but I've never been able to explore the surroundings or alternative lots.
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    Mew is playing this thing in Mexico City this autumn. Hopefully this bodes a Los Angeles show in November.

    http://www.coronacapital.com.mx
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