Was anyone else at the Greek for that Halloween night Cramps/QOTSA/Tomahawk show where it was an absolute torrential downpour the entire night? I swear i have never seen rain like that in L.A. before or since that night. It was insane. And girls were STILL wearing basically their underwear in slutty Halloween costumes. It was a great show. And I did have a poncho.
I haven't been to the Greek in like two years - can someone remind me if there is any place right around the entrance to eat some food and drink some wine before a show? I vaguely remember there was like picnic tables or something but it might have been the Hollywood Bowl? Man it's been so long.
Yes it's in the middle of Griffith park and there are a ton of picnic areas right around it.
Man... I don't know if their sound guys are to blame or if the venue is to blame... but goddamn I was disappointed with Metric tonight!
ALL you could hear in the pit was the guitar... I could barely hear the vocals until the acoustic version of Gimme Sympathy to close out the night.
I did approve of the Big Lebowski reference, however.
also, I thought Half Moon Run were super good. I definitely want to catch them in a smaller venue.
Was 2nd row and the vocal level was wonky since you are behind the PA system speakers and they didn't have many monitors you'd catch the vocals from. Moved to the very back of the pit on the rail and the sound was just about perfect. Bass may have been a little high if anything.
Metric played from 8:45-10:15
Fun show. New songs sound great and Emily is generally awesome on all counts. And Half Moon Run were excellent. A wonderful discovery.
If anyone is selling their Grizzly Bear tickets for tomorrow pm me, looking for two.
Peter Gabriel at the Santa Barbara Bowl tonight - show of the year for me. And John Cusack was there. With Cameron Crowe.
I bet he will play a couple of other songs. Probably nothing off age of adz.
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Purity Ring....needs more west coast dates.
10th JANUARY - Le National, Montreal, QC*
11th JANUARY - Webster Hall, New York, NY*
14th JANUARY - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
15th JANUARY - Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
17th JANUARY - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA*
18th JANUARY - The Social, Orlando, FL*
19th JANUARY - Orpheum, Tampa, FL*
21st JANUARY - Maison, New Orleans, LA*
22nd JANUARY - The Mohawk, Austin, TX*
23rd JANUARY - Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX*
24th JANUARY - Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN*
25th JANUARY - Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN*
26th JANUARY - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC*
28th JANUARY - Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA*
29th JANUARY - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*
30th JANUARY - Paradise, Boston, MA*
1st FEBRUARY - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON*
* - w/ Young Magic
Ooh I love Christmas songs. I don't recall there being a Phoenix date though.
it's summer, baby.
Looks like Tucson is the only AZ date for Sufjan's Christmas show.
Interesting what will call/paperless for GA Floor results in for arena shows. The floor at Black Keys at Staples was empty. Could leave and come back and be 10 feet from the stage. Muse was easy too
I'm not sure how it being will call/paperless has anything to do with how many people are on the floor at a show. I feel like you think it has something to do with deterring scalping, but considering the show was sold out, don't you think the floor tickets would have all been sold too? I don't know what logic is being used here. I was surprised at the crowd on the floor during Black keys too, but I assumed it was a capacity cap.
Anyone listen to the Miguel album that came out recently? People have been going ape (you big gorilla) over it. He's touring, and I remember him being pretty good at Coachella:
10-10 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
10-11 Baltimore, MD - Morgan State Univ.
10-12 Nashville, TN - Limelight
10-13 Gainesville, FL - University of Florida
10-15 Petersburg, VA - Virginia State University
10-18 Lawrenceville, NJ - Rider University
10-26 Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania
10-31 Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
11-17 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater *
11-18 Baton Rouge, LA - River Center *
11-21 Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena *
11-23 Oakland, CA - Coliseum *
11-24 San Diego, CA - Sports Arena *
11-25 Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater (L.A. Live) *
11-30 Saginaw, MI - Dow Events Center *
12-01 Chicago, IL - Arie Crown Theatre *
12-02 Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theater *
12-05 New York, NY - Theatre at Madison Square Garden *
12-07 Detroit, MI - Fox Theater *
12-08 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium *
12-09 St. Louis, MO - Fox Theater *
12-13 Washington, DC - Constitution Hall *
12-14 Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum *
12-15 Hampton, VA - Coliseum *
12-16 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena *
12-27 New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena *
12-28 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena *
12-29 Southaven, MS - Landers Center *
12-30 Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre *
12-31 Houston, TX - Reliant Arena *
* with Trey Songz, Elle Varner