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    Re: Praise to the Lorde!

    This sums up how I feel as well. It's a catchy song that will be played relentlessly in bars and clubs all year, but my favorite tracks on Pure Heroine were the more brooding ones. Then again,...
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    Re: Billboard: It's Gaga

    Eh. Am I surprised? Not at all. As much as some of us wanted a Metallica-like replacement, someone like Gaga who has a large overlap with Beyonce's demographics was a safer bet. But I'm also...
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    Re: Burn the Witch

    Long shot, but anyone manage to nab a spare Santa Barbara ticket? All drinks are on me.
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    Re: Burn the Witch

    That went about as poorly as expected (Santa Barbara). Looks like I'm penciling in an appointment with AXS tomorrow. Fun for everyone!
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    Re: RADIOHEAD

    Was at weekend 2 of ACL and their setlist was nearly perfect, and the only song from TKOL they played was Bloom, which is a drastically better song live. (Night 2 at the Shrine, while also an amazing...
  6. Re: Rate The 2017 Artists You've Already Seen As Live Artists

    Friday:

    Radiohead - They're Radiohead. A

    The xx - Really captivating live, and a great act to simply let it all go and lose yourself in the music. I hope they play against a quiet Outdoor,...
  7. Re: Rock and Roll completely left out ...WTF

    Hey, according to this year's Grammys, Beyonce is a rock act!
  8. Re: 2017 Lineup: 5 smart, 5 dumb, 5 missed

    Smart:
    - Hans Zimmer
    - Royksopp
    - Devendra Banhart
    - Guided by Voices
    - New Order

    Dumb:
    - Mac DeMarco (fuck off already)
    - The Head and the Heart
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    Re: The Coachella 2017 Line Up is HERE!

    Same. I attended both their 2013 W1 set and the SB Bowl show the same week, and the SB Bowl set was so much better I couldn't believe it was the same band.

    Their newest album was better than it...
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    Re: The Coachella 2017 Line Up is HERE!

    I'm still digesting this lineup but I think it's stronger than last year. It's main drawback is the lack of surprises. It's similar to a lot of the fake posters. I also wasn't aware Guided by Voices...
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    Re: BottleRock 2017

    Shh! Don't tell him! Let's let Klein go to this and not Coachella!
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    Re: Taylor Swift

    You haters are gonna hate hate hate hate hate. I know that now we've got bad blood and that some of you made a really deep cut ("cut" is to be stretched out to two syllables), but let's get out of...
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    Every year, I get my hopes up for Wilco, who seem to always be touring. And every year, it doesn't happen.


    I don't disagree with this, but I'd much rather see Beyonce's fans invade the polo...
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    Regina Spektor looks likely, which is great news. I've been wanting to see her for a while. Add in that she just did two small shows at the El Rey.

    Regina Spektor 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/31 ...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF Fest 2017

    Did Mac Demarco give FYF advance notice that he's not available next August?
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    I don't think the code actually showed up until the shows went on sale. I didn't see anything until being prompted for a password, panicked, checked the 30 Days in LA page, and found it in the...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    Personally, since I need food to make it through any festival day, I'll probably grab a bite between Foals and FlyLo, then park myself at the main stage. I do imagine a larger-than-normal contingent...
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    Re: FYF 2016

    This may have been the most fun I've ever had at FYF, so I'm gonna get the complaints out of the way so I can focus on the good stuff:

    While the line on Sunday felt faster since everyone was...
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    Re: FYF 2016

    A regression in logistics this year was honestly expected. They finally got everything right last year, only to get fucked over by the Sports Arena demolition. I hope they make a few tweaks to the...
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    Re: FYF 2016

    I'm honestly struggling to find things to complain about with the schedule. I got tickets for Beach House at the Ace, so that alleviates any heartbreak there, which makes missing Chelsea Wolfe my...
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    Re: UPCOMING SHOWS ON KIMMEL

    Air added on Monday 8/29! Good insurance in the likely case of a bad conflict at FYF.
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    Re: FYF 2016

    That Saturday would be totally okay with me. The Tame/Air conflict would suck, but Saturday's upper lines are just too stacked for there to not be some major heartbreak.

    For Sunday, Blood Orange...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    ACL Facebook page replied to a comment yesterday saying the schedule will be out "later this summer". So it looks like we might be waiting longer than usual this year.

    Lollapalooza has...
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    Re: It's raining Ticketbastard

    I mean, Irvine is closer, but I'll forgive you since the show list there is absolutely dismal.
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    Phew, part of me was worried we'd have a Mumford vs. EDM night. Won't have any complaints during the headliners. Saturday is even weaker than last year's Saturday, though. Hopefully we'll get some...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Paid around 11:30 (W2), which isn't any worse than any of my experiences with Front Gate. I don't miss them at all, plus merely having a progress bar is an improvement. My stick man was really...
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    Re: BottleRock 2016

    So I did one day of this just for a quick getaway, and I have to say, the crowd wasn't as bad as I was expecting. There was one extremely drunk woman violently shoving through for Death Cab (Death...
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    Re: BottleRock 2016

    Same, heading up just for Saturday to see a friend and see Florence. This festival sounds like kind of a shitshow, but hey, it's something new for me, and at least I'll have a Sunday in wine country...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    That show was pretty much everything I wanted. I said I wanted a Disintegration-heavy setlist, and boy did I get one. You really don't realize how many hits these guys have until you see them play...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    I...uh...might have to get a cheap ticket to Night 2 at the Bowl if I don't get that much of Disintegration on Night 1 (Night 3 isn't doable for me, sadly).
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    First weekend usually sells out within a month. Second weekend has taken quite a bit longer. I'm not even convinced W2 sold out in 2013 regardless of what the festival said.

    I'm undecided whether...
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    Sia may have had the largest non-electronic crowd I saw all weekend. Even folks in the very back were standing up the entire set.

    I didn't see any depressingly small crowds a la Neko Case 2014...
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    Re: LCD Soundsystem - Explain it!

    Yeah, I assumed James would dedicate "Someone Great" to Prince, but they went the extra mile with "Controversy" and merely let "Someone Great" speak for itself. Combined with the purple lights on the...
  34. Re: Does anyone else have a post Coachella cold?

    I did it! I avoided the Coachella Cold for the first time in 6 years! My allergies were really awful on Monday, but that may have partly been due to staying at a place with several cats. But now that...
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    Re: Coachella 2017

    Yeah, and Lorde's got a huge critical backing by the rest of the industry and has fans spanning all ages, unlike with Halsey, who seems to be strictly a teenage girl thing. Hell, she curated one of...
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    While I had a fantastic time on Friday, I do agree that many bands who are generally A-grade live (Foals, M83, and The Kills specifically) brought their "B" game at best. I was actually closer for...
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    Weekend 2 thoughts!

    Pros:
    - As nearly everyone has said, the main stage upgrade. Really cool. M83 made really great use of the spanning screens, which I haven't seen many people talk about...
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    Re: The Kills 2016

    ^ Both of the above. And here I was worried about the Jack U fans during Sufjan? They were a non-entity in comparison. I left The Kills a song or two early because the ASAP kids were completely...
  39. Re: That Sufjan Stevens show was something else

    My only crowd problem yesterday was during The Kills. Streams of kids pushed forward throughout for A$AP Rocky, and when we didn't let a group through (I even told them "We'll be out of your way...
  40. Re: That Sufjan Stevens show was something else

    I cannot say enough great things about this set last night. One of my all-time favorite Coachella performances. No crowd issues for me either.
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    Re: LUSH DROPPING OUT?

    Massive sigh of relief!
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    Re: LUSH DROPPING OUT?

    Please, Lush, please get this sorted out by next weekend. My most anticipated Saturday act, and I feel awful for all the fans there right now.
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    I hope Halsey enjoys that beautiful sunset slot she said they promised her. That beautiful, magical 8pm-to-9pm-in-April-in-Indio sunset. (Seriously, I approve highly of Courtney getting that spot.)
    ...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Shut out for LCD, though I wasn't as obsessive with trying multiple devices like with Radiohead. Plus, now I don't have to awkwardly tell my friend, "Hey, you know how we were gonna hang out in Santa...
  45. Thread: M83

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    Re: M83

    I feel like this album will be a grower for a lot of people. It is the first M83 album after several consecutive masterpieces that doesn't completely knock it out of the park, but I still think it's...
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    Re: FYF 2015

    Err...I was liking the status bar, until I got through, and it gave me a "This link is no longer valid" message. Thankfully, I was also trying on my phone, which got through just fine. See you guys...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    New Order live is controversial just because they truly are hit-or-miss. I wasn't able to make it to the Shrine show (disturbing lack of "Regret" or "Age of Consent" on that setlist), but I thought...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    If you're talking about allocation of tickets, we knew from the get-go that the WASTE presale would have far fewer tickets. The problem is AXS itself, being a site that runs on an outdated plugin and...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    Got through in one browser after 30 minutes, pulled a result (upper left balcony, but whatever, at least it's in the building) after another 5 minutes, and took another 5 to check out because the...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    Gateway error when I try to log in. Meaning if I ever get out of the godforsaken waiting room, I might not be able to pay. Jesus.
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