This was my third time seeing them.
This was my third time seeing them.
And did you ever see a bad performance from them?
Their previous tour was with the sax player featured on Dark Side of the Moon, I wonder if they used the same guy at Coachella.
U2: 6/28 @ United Center
How old do I look Jen?
They were definitely one of the best of the festival. Amazing vibes... They sound as good as they do on record 30 years ago. Pretty awesome
Good answer, Jen.
I was really struck by the juxtaposition of an old guy singing songs of teenage angst in almost exactly the same voice he had 30 years ago. At the set I could ignore it, but it has stuck with me. There is something really almost eerie about hearing a 50 year old man singing "Gimme the Car". It's either creepy as fuck or cool as hell or both.
The musical highlight of my wk1. Gano belongs in the Dylan/Neil Young/Springsteen tier when it comes to great American songwriters.
I dont know I really enjoyed their set til I started feeling like the songs were bland and too simliar.I would give them another chance maybe it was my own preception since everyone else is saying how amazing the set was.I mean it was nice to hear songs I have been wanting see and watching a band that influence my favorite band the Pixies even more so how Gordon Gono deliverly is very simliar to Charles Thompson.I just remember thinking gheez is every song about jerking off or teenage sex filled thoughts is the Ween of the 80s!
I feel like its a gimmick since there are a TON of these 80s era bands that are going on tour for a certain album;Echo and the bunnymen,The Pixies,Church(whatever band does that amazing song title "under the milky way" i believe is the name ),Peter Hook doing Joy divison albums, even fucking Public Enemy.I feel as we all are too afraid of this unknown or new songs and are wanting familar or "safe/cool" songs to enjoy.
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Caribou @The Fillmore 03/01/15
The Pop Group @ GAMH 03/11/15
Swans @ Terminal West 03/28/15
Electric Wizard @ Slims 04/17/15
Acid Mother Temple @ BOTM 04/18/15
Faith No More @ the Warfield 04/20/15
John Zorn @ UCLA 05/02/15
Will Bulter @ Slims 05/26/15
Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriets 05/30/15
Mariah Carey @ Caesars palace 06/11/14
You were too wasted to know up from down. Shut the fuck up.
old people playing music: a gimmick.
3/6: Steffi, Virginia @ Mighty
3/14: Simian Mobile Disco b2b Roman Flugel, JPhlip @ PW
3/21: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ GAMH
3/21: Adam X @ TBA
3/23: HINDS @ Rickshaw Stop
3/24: Tim Hecker, Oren Ambarchi @ The Independent
4/6: Hookworms, Disappears @ The Rickshaw Stop
Definitely one of the highlights for me over the weekend. My first time seeing them, and they exceeded all expectations. Was great singing along with Tom!
It's punk rock. Of course half their songs are about jerking it. The other half is drugs. It's awesome.
Amazing fun set in the middle of a great day.
Yeah, I was really looking forward to this set and it was even better than I hoped it would be. Perfect setting, too. Too bad they got moved earlier second weekend. Hopefully it doesn't make too much of a difference.
I'm sad I missed "Blister in the Sun" because I was watching Puscifer I think. But I saw the rest of their set. Mainly waiting for that song but I enjoyed hearing "Gone Daddy Gone" and "Add It Up." My friend ranked it his #2 set of the weekend.
Their lyrics are what really stand out to me, ever since hearing "Add It Up." Echoing whoever said it earlier, weird to hear older folks singing that stuff.
No, Puscifer didn't interfere.
Oh yes, you're right. I'm wrong. Everything is cool.