Meh ill go to sf's date if the venue is that bad...
I FUCKING HATE the Roxy. I refuse to go back there. One of their security guards choked me and when I complained to the manager he kicked me out of the show without even talking to the guard to find out if what I said was true. Fuck that place, I'll never go back.
Gibson actually has good sound. Im sure everyone will be happy when its gone.
Wavves and FIDLAR:
03-12-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-17 Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar *
03-19 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
03-20 Los Angeles, CA - Echo *
03-21 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
03-22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
03-23 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones *
03-27 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
03-28 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *
03-29 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
03-30 Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar *
04-01 Chicago, IL - Subterranean *
04-02 Columbus, OH - Basement *
04-03 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
04-04 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick (Lounge) *
04-05 Toronto, Ontario - Horshoe *
04-06 Montreal, Quebec - Salla Rosa *
04-08 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
04-09 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas *
04-11 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *
04-12 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium *
04-13 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
04-15 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
04-16 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
04-18 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
04-20 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
04-21 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell *
*with FIDLAR and Cheatahs
Speaking of Fidlar, I went to the Fidlar/Pangea/Meat Market/Summer Vacation show at VLHS on Saturday. It was nuts!
Local Natives were solid tonight. I'm not wild about the new album, and though the Gorilla Manor songs were definitely the highlights the new songs sounded good live and meshed with the older material rather well. But holy shit, no wonder they save Sun Hands for last. That song was incredible. Best song I've seen live so far this year.
Yeah Sun Hands is definitely not one of my favorites on record, but live it is by far their best.
I bet FYF will book them this year. So fuckin good....
Goat - 2013 Tour Dates
04/23 - Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/24 - Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's
04/25 - Washington, D.C., Black Cat Backstage
04/26 - Newport, KY, The Southgate House Revival
04/28 - Austin, TX, Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
05/01 - St. Louis, MO, Old Rock House
05/02 - Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle
05/03 - Nashville, TN, The High Watt
Hot Chip w/ Four Tet (DJ Set)
18th April, Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan
9/22/13 The Hollywood Bowl
M83 with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Don't you mean Fox Theater?
I feel compelled to chime in on the "worst venues" discussion.
The Sunset Strip triumvirate of The Roxy, the Whisky, and The Viper Room are the absolute worst places to see shows in L.A. Completely fucking terrible what ahppened to those places.
The Palladium, as Supre said, WAS a complete and total shithole 10+ years ago. I refused to see shows there after a while. But after the renovation, it's completely tolerable.
As for Gibson, i don't get the hate, other than it being overpriced. The sound is great. it's a very nice place for its size.
She & Him
06/13 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
06/15 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
06/16 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
06/18 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
06/19 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
06/21 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre
06/22 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre ^
06/23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
06/25 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Gardens
06/27 Council Bluffs, IA Hurrah's Stir Cove
06/29 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom *
07/01 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium *
07/03 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Jazz Festival - Symphony Hall *
07/04 Toronto, Ontario Toronto Urban Roots Festival *
07/06 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage *
07/09 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts *
07/10 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion *
07/11 Vienna, VA Filene Center at Wolf Trap *
^ with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
* with Camera Obscura
I really like the Palladium.
I've been there a few times and I've never had any problems, really.
The only complaint I have was that when I went to see Arctic Monkeys there in 2009 they had all the curtains closed and they weren't telling us which one(s) they would open so everyone was crowded around every curtain entrance. Then when they opened them, they didn't open them at the same time and they opened the one that I was at first so everyone started running toward it and people fell on the stairs, including myself but I managed to get up and get a pretty good spot on the floor.
I haven't been to that many different venues so I can't say which one I really think is the worst or whatever.
Like a lot of people have been saying though, I'm not a huge fan of the Gibson. It IS overpriced and the sound's good yeah but I'm not a huge fan of seated venues.