― Ally, Tuesday, 29 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tadeusz Suchodolski, Tuesday, 29 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― bnw, Tuesday, 29 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― duane zarakov, Tuesday, 29 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― anthony, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― JM, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I really don't think I'm going to go with those tickets though. But
what the fuck, might as well, spent $400 this weekend to rent out a
hotel room on a holiday weekend just so I have someplace to drink and
smoke besides my house - how freakin' yuppie is that bitch?
― Ally, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Is it just the two of us?
― Keiko, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Josh, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Kevin Enas, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
For instance, $250 could put me in the Middle East (Cambridge, MA)
approximately 20 times. This INCLUDES the excessive service charges
from Ticketmaster. (For instance, I paid $16.50 for a $10 ticket.)
(The only reason I put up w/ those charges is that I have to drive 90
miles to get to Cambridge, and I want to make damn sure I don't get
shut out of the show.)
So, for that $250, I'd get to see the Clientele & Dump, the Ex & Fat
Day, Red Monkey, Retsin & K, Neil Hagerty, Calexico, the
Dismemberment Plan, US Maple, the Locust & Arab-On-Radar, AND Bright
Eyes w/ Simon Joyner. And I'd have enough money left over to pay for
a couple tanks of gas, some grub, and a bottle or two of Cider Jack.
And, shit, Madonna doesn't even play an instrument!
Stupidest thing for a concert: take a bus into Cambridge for the
very 1st time (circa 1997), go to a show, and wander the streets of
Boston for 6 hours until the T opened up & I could take a bus home.
The stupid part, though, was shopping for CDs after being up for 24+
hours. I ended up @ Tower Records. Paid $17 for a Nothing Painted
Blue CD I could've bought for $5 less somewhere/anywhere else.
Also: if you're going to wander for 6+ hours, make sure your backpack
isn't filled with a bunch of books. Unless you're a fan of lower
back pain. In that case, I'd recommend War & Peace and
Infinite Jest for the total traction workout.
― David Raposa, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mike Hanley, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― bnw, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Stevie Nixed, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
But Madonna is SO RICH ALREADY! I went to see 'Truth or Dare' at the
movies and afterwards I had this really wierd feeling like, I just
gave her $8.
― Maryann, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Sterling Clover, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
OK, that may seem like a muso sort of thing to say (see "chops" on
the image thread) but it's not just semantics.
I don't like large venues. The largest hall I will willingly go to is
Brixton Accademy or Roseland Ballroom. The largest gig I've ever been
to, excepting festivals, was Blur at Wembley Arena, and that scared
me half to death. It was, however, free. ;-)
It's not indie snobbery, really, I swear to god, it's not. And it's
not even about the idea of seeing "five ants on a stage" because
often, with giant TVs and things, you see better at a stadium.
This is going to sound horribly pretentious, but in a smaller venue,
the dynamic is about the relationship between you and the performer,
or between you and the music. When an audience becomes too large, it
becomes the dynamic of the relationship between you and The Crowd.
And I intensely dislike large, uncontrollable, crowd situations.
About the money... whew. I don't know. I've spent far more money than
that *travelling* to get to shows in other countries and the like,
but then again, for me, travelling is kind of an end in and of
itself, the gig being only the icing on the cake.
I can't think of a band I would spend $250 to see. Unless Spacemen3
came back from the grave, but it seems unlikely, so thankfully I'll
never have to know. ;-)
― masonic boom, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― geordie racer, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Bill, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Yeah, there's still value in concerts. Whether there's $250 value in
them is something you must decide for yourself. But if it makes a
difference, _I_ think you're a yuppie.
― Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― larms, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I hardly ever go to concerts or gigs, mainly because I think I have
burnt out from seeing so many in the past. And also because a lot of
the good bands that happen to come to town play at a venue over an
hour away with terrible acoustics. Not my idea of fun.
There are exceptions of course: I don't know if the Detroit
Electronic Music Festival counts, because it wasn't a static
experience of standing there watching acts, it was more about
dancing, etc. There's also a local record shop that will put on
concerts in the store of mainly new bands and experimental stuff, and
that can be fun to do. But that's mainly it.
― Nicole, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
And I certainly do place the value of the tickets against the price
of CD's and, a bad habit which is most likely an offshoot of
fullprice/matinee/second-run approach to seeing films, I put the
value of the show against the price I paid to get in as well. So Air
may have to invite the Nuge to ride out Whiplash-Bash style on a
buffalo and duet on "Drift Away" or something for me to feel I got
my money's worth.
― scott p., Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Patrick, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
But the subtle nuances of the live performance, the audience
interaction, the performer's energry level/amount of "being into it"
can change so dramatically so much from night to night, from tour to
tour. I don't care what anyone says- a tour is never the same night
after night, even if it is the same set repeated. And if it *is*
exactly the same night after night (ie lip-synched and choreographed)
then you're not getting your moneys worth.
Those are the few reasons left that will still keep me going to gigs,
even when my back hurts and it's smokey and the audience is filled
with drunken arses who keep jumping up and down on my shoes.
Exactly. The kind of yuppie chuckleheads who will bring a cell phone
to said concert and hold it up in the air for their friends to hear.
These are the people for whom the death penalty should have been
But on the whole, I agree with the dedication vs. yuppiedom thing.
Anyhow, shortly after I wrote that question, it was revealed that
Madonna, the bitch that she is, was going to do a lottery so I
actually didn't go over there til like 5:30 and I only went that
early because my friend kept calling me asking me to come keep him
company, the crackhead (hello, you didn't have to still be in line).
We got $50 tickets, which were actually amazingly good considering
the "TOP" tickets were $250!!! The shows are all sold out now.
I justified the possibility of spending $250 in my mind as such: I've
never seen Madonna, despite being her biggest fan for like 20 years
now (like, nearly literally). I don't go to concerts that often and I
haven't bought a CD in at least like three weeks, so my music
expenditure is low. I really don't care much about money anymore
anyhow. I like telling people I spent $250 on concert tix, because it
raises eyebrows. So with all that in mind I was pretty ready for it
but then we were like, floor seats, pff, fucking floor seats. Those
are the worst unless you're in the first couple rows.
The most I've ever spent on concert tickets was for Tom Waits, and
that was about $40 Canadian (more like $30 US I guess), and this is
from a man who hasn't toured in YEARS. Some of the artists I've seen
tickets for lately have been charging insane amounts (though not as
insane as Madonna), and they tour regularly. I'm trying to remember
when tickets started costing this much, and I have a feeling it
traces back to the Eagles reunion shows, when promoters realized they
could actually get away with ticket prices that were that ridiculous.
Of course, I like to blame Don Henley for a lot of what's wrong with
music these days.
― Sean Carruthers, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― keith, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mark, Wednesday, 30 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
What annoys me most about this thread is that instead of focusing on
what I actually asked, ie what do you think about live performances
and if you enjoy them what is the weirdest thing/most you've done to
see one, and instead use it as an excuse to rage against concert
Now, in real life, the people who've been most offended by the $250
price have been people I know are heavily into CD burning. Can anyone
say cheap ass muthafuckas? Not that I'm implying this about the
people in this thread, mind you, because I have no clue about any of
your habits. But I have found this to be a curious phenomenon in real
life - the most vehement ones, ie the ones who thought the $50
was unreasonable, were two people who I know no longer purchase CDs
at all in favor of burning. I just found this curious, what do you
lot make of it?
― Ally, Thursday, 31 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Buying $250-a-pop concert tickets is the kind of thing yuppies
legendarily do but I don't know any yuppies so I don't know if that's
true or not.
I've never done anything stupid to get concert tickets cause my
reaction to the news "[artist] is touring" is generally "Oh thats
nice" rather than "I MUST HAVE TICKETS".
― Tom, Thursday, 31 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I've paid some outrageous prices for tickets (although nothing above
$100) because live shows can be great, especially Big Outdoor Rock
Festivals on nice hot summer days. I think you have to weigh the
value, though. I'll pay $60 to see Ornette Coleman because with him,
the show is going to be an experience I'd not be able to have at home
with the record. I would never pay big bucks to see Dr. Dre, though,
because I know he's just going to rap over a backing DAT with three
other guys and make dumb postures at the crowd, and say "Oklahoma
WHAT!!" with a big spliff on the digital display behind him.
― Dave M., Thursday, 31 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 31 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Nicole, Thursday, 31 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
See, I don't care about such things. I am down with the theory that
the amount of money you pay for a concert should be in proportion to
the amount of spectacle/"experience" you get. I have no problem
paying $50 to see Madonna, whose shows are legendary for being
complete circuses and hugely entertaining. I balked at the idea of
paying $50 to see D'Angelo, who basically stands on stage with
musicians and sings. I'd pay $50 to see Spiritualized, who have light
shows and fantastic arrangements. I'd not pay $50 to see the Manics,
who are my favorite band, because they do the Oasis thing these days
of standing and staring straight ahead.
To me, it's in the extras, not just in how much I like the music,
because quite frankly I generally think the live versions of songs I
like are much worse than the album versions. I like the whole
shebang, so to speak, and if I think I am going to get it, I'll pay
They do. And basketball tickets (for the "privilege" of sitting
within eyeshot of Spike Lee at a Knicks game or Jack Nicholson at a
Come to think of it, I think I'd rather spend $250 to see a
basketball game than a concert. Not that I would willingly do
either, but if I had to choose ...
― Tadeusz Suchodolski, Friday, 1 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
So here's a question that's been forming in my head: what's the
difference between paying $100+ for one single concert/sporting event
that you really, really, really want to see every few months or once
a year, and paying $100+ to see many concerts/sporting events but sit
in crap seats or they're stuff you don't really badly want to
see? It's the same amount of money in the end, correct? If you
believe that by buying $250 tickets to the Madonna show will make you
happy, and you skip the Air, Cinerama, Dandy Warhols, Outkast and
D'Angelo shows to see it (which actually comes out to more money than
Madonna) because you're not raging to see those 5 bands, why is that
a bad thing?
― Ally, Friday, 1 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Blake Newton, Friday, 1 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Blake, Sunday, 3 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mike Hanley, Sunday, 3 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Sean Carruthers, Monday, 4 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Forgive me, Blake dearest, for agreeing with you.
― Ally, Monday, 4 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Blake, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Sunday, 29 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 30 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 31 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― the pinefox, Tuesday, 31 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Which is alright because the concert was last night anyhow, so I
couldn't have answered when you asked ;)
The concert was utterly fantastic, an hour and a half of nonstop pure
power and excitement. It was easily the best show I've ever seen, and
by show I don't just mean concert, I mean theatre events too. The
setting and choreography was excellent, and Madonna sounded better
than ever. The mark of a good live show is that you can even hear
songs you dislike on album and they suddenly become songs you like -
and that was what was occuring at this gig. I suddenly find myself
interested in "Nobody's Perfect" (which was really dramatic and
wonderful in concert, a skit really) and "Don't Tell Me" and
even "Mer Girl".
I really actually think it would've been worth the $250 to get better
tickets. Our seats were excellent nonetheless, if a bit high. We had
plenty of room to sing and dance and that's what's important.
― Ally, Tuesday, 31 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mike Hanle y, Tuesday, 31 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Yesterday - The RaveonettesToday - Pavement/Phoenix feat Daft Punk/Hot Chip...Tomorrow - Lou ReedMonday - Paul McCartneyTuesday - Michael Rohter and Steve Shelley playing Neu!Sunday - Ornette Coleman
Best 10 days of concerts ever in my city
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Saturday, 20 November 2010 18:10 (nine years ago) link
Funny to see people talking about "yuppies" in 2001. Glad that (almost) disappeared with the 90s...
― paulhw, Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:24 (nine years ago) link
Jesus, that is an awesome run of shows!
― "I am a fairly respected poster." (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 21 November 2010 04:11 (nine years ago) link
There's exactly one person on that list I'd like to see (and I've seen him three times already).
― that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 21 November 2010 04:18 (nine years ago) link
yuppies killed my family
― buzza, Sunday, 21 November 2010 04:24 (nine years ago) link
Ornette 3 times Unperson?
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 21 November 2010 06:26 (nine years ago) link
Yep, twice as a headliner and once as a special guest at Sonny Rollins' 80th birthday show.
― that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 21 November 2010 13:33 (nine years ago) link
What a weird thread.
Jesus. I mean, this weekend I spent $400 to stay in a hotel room that was a block from my house, just so that we'd have someplace new to smoke cigarettes and drink, and one of the nights I didn't even STAY there cos I was so pissed off at someone.
Way weirder than spending $250 to see Madonna, more should have been made of this.
It's far stupider to pay $20 but sit in the nosebleeds than it is to pay a lot but sit where you can see the action up close. My company has tons of floor seats for Knicks games, but it's because they see no point in going if you're going to sit far - the whole point of going in person is to experience, not just watch.
feel like Ally misses the point of live sports here, which is to be surrounded by thousands of people cheering for your team. If you want to see the action really well, you're never gonna beat the TV broadcast.
Maybe people don't fret as intensely about whether they are or aren't yuppies, but the word is hardly gone, I think it's established itself firmly as a social category and I heard people described as such constantly.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 21 November 2010 13:42 (nine years ago) link
"and change into pajamas that I think will be the most modest to strip out of while in Tower Records"
i'm still trying to figure out why ally waa stripping in tower records. maybe that's a requirement when you buy madonna tickets?
― scott seward, Sunday, 21 November 2010 14:18 (nine years ago) link
Oh yeah, I remember this concert and her stans were whining on the news about how the concert was sold out and how expensive it was. This was around the time I stopped caring about Madonna. I listened to the Music album years later and there's absolutely nothing to rave about except maybe 'Don't Tell Me'. Most of her 00s albums were all rehashes of Ray of Light. Well, not Hard Candy, that was more like Bedtime Stories Redux.
― That's not a "laugh track", it's an audience and you're in it. (MintIce), Sunday, 21 November 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link
Attended my 50th show this year last night. Insane year.
1349 w/ Origin and Abysmal Dawn -Orpheum, Tampa: Caught Steve Asheim smoking weed, he freaked out thinking I was a narc
YOB w/ Witch Mountain - Big Earl, Atlanta GA: had a fiasco getting up there, one of the best shows I saw this year.
Master - Orpheum, Tampa: barely remember anything about it. not cos I was drunk (I wasn't), but wasn't a great show
Contortionist w/ Fallujah and Revocation (2x)- Orpheum, Tampa, and Back Booth, Orlando: Skipped Contortionist both times.
Cannibal Corpse w/ Behemoth and Tribulation - Jannus Live, St Pete: Missed Tribulation due to work and the traffic jam of a century.
Anvil w/Lord Dying (2x)- West End Trading Company, Sanford, and State Theatre, St Pete: saw the second one in the same night as the Contortionist show in Orpheum...left one, went to the other
Cryptopsy - West End Trading, Sanford: sick show, first time seeing them since 2001
Deicide - West End Trading, Sanford: Went to this show after performing in a breast cancer benefit. Kind of an odd doubleheader.
Rush (2x) - Lakewood Ampitheatre, Atlanta GA, and Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH - what else can be said...Rush, yo. Rush!
Obituary (2x) - West End Trading, Sanford and Brass Mug, Tampa - Growing tired of seeing them live now.
Slayer at Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville - had a blast of a time in rainy weather, even if the setlist was predictable.
Torche at Back Booth, Orlando - fun but wish I'd known more of their music going in
Vital Remains (2x) at The Haven, Winter Park, and Orpheum, Tampa - the infamous "cross" incident at the Haven happened on night #1
1349 w/ Vattnet Viskar at The Haven, Winter Park - Vattnet were the better band
Napalm Death w/ Ringworm, Voivod, Iron Reagan, and Exhumed - STate Theater, St Pete - Great lineup, crazy night, got very drunk, and afriend got in a fight
Ringworm - Jacksonville - The show that made me a fan of theirs
Primitive Man and Celeste - Tampa, FL: did not enjoy this show. the venue was too primitive even for me, and I don't get the love for PM at all.
Goatwhore w/ Ringworm and Black Breath - The Earl, Atlanta GA: Loved Black Breath and Ringworm. realizing Goatwhore are boring live.
Black Tusk - Will's Pub, Orlando: Not a great band, third-tier at best, but an entertaining show with a great crowd
Maruta - Will's Pub, Orlando: Met a new friend at this show, Maruta was good but I was exhausted by the time I came on
Ginko Balboa (4x) - Various venues: Check my friends out - they're a solid act who have just been getting sharper over time
Slayer w/ King Diamond at Rockstar Mayhem, Aaron's Ampitheater, Atl GA - Probably the show of the year for me. The KING!
Faith No More w/ Refused at Masquerade, Atlanta GA: So glad I finally got to see FNM.
Terrorizer at West End Trading, Sanford: Caught Pete's drumstick
Fear Factory at Venue 578, Orlando: First time I've enjoyed them live. it just worked!
BTBAM at Venue 578, Orlando: Aggravating night at the venue, but BTBAM destroyed it
Gruesome at The Haven, Winter park: One of my fav retro bands of the year
Toxic Holocaust, The Haven, Winter Park: One of my fav shows of the year. pulled a great time out of me on a night when I didn't have much in the tank.
Nocturnus AD (2x) - Brass Mug, Tampa, Hourglass Brewing, Longwood: First show was my 2nd favorite show of the year. Got a little tipsy, hugged a metalhead in the mosh pit. Love these guys.
Motorhead w/ Anthrax - House of Blues, Orlando: Loud as hell. Way too crowded. Anthrax was ruined by the asshole people pushing by me every 2 seconds. Motorhead played a short set but it was loud and raucous.
Monstrosity - West End, Sanford: Last minute decision to go, and I'm glad I did. Realizing now I really like their classic 90s stuff, and they were taut as hell live. Wonder if this means Terrorizer is done, as Sam and Lee are both back in the reformed Monstrosity.
Cannibal Corpse w/ Cattle Decapitation - Crazy Horse, Jacksonville: I am sporting a knee injury and a hangover but I regret nothing. so much fun.
Ghost - Beacham, Orlando: Fantastic setlist, cracking loud guitars, great stage show.
Danzig w/ Witch Mountain, Hard Rock Live - Orlando: was feeling low and moody due to stress and this show cured it. Witch Mountain and Danzig had fantastic sets.
Overkill w/ Symphony X, Orpheum, Tampa: Thanks to getting out of work late, I missed 90% of Symphony X's set. Overkill were fantastic live, but this was my 4th show in 6 days and I was too gassed to really let loose.
Nocturnus AD, Brass Mug, Tampa: Finally getting tired of seeing them live, lol
Deicide, West End, Sanford: Bruises still haven't healed yet.
Cannibal Corpse w/ Cattle Decapitation (again) - Venue 578, Orlando: This was loud and sick as fuck. I was sore and hungover the next day.
Suffocation, West End, Sanford: Wasn't about to let a nasty eye infection stop me. Band sounded amazing and ran through a shitload of classics - much better time at this show than I had the previous one
Macabre, Brass Mug, Tampa: I can make the "I was too drunk" excuse, but I'm gonna come out and say I am more of a fan of Gloom-era Macabre and not as much the stuff Dahmer and ongoing. Not that it's bad, but it's not interesting live.
King Diamond - Masquerade, ATL: This was well worth the miles traveled. Got very drunk but he was in prime shape. went nuts during the opening two songs from Abigail.
Hate Eternal, West End Trading Company, Sanford FL: Not a huge fan of theirs, but I like them and they sounded really good!
Mayhem w/ Watain, Venue 578 Orlando - Peeked at the setlist and HOLY FUCK is this gonna rule. (11/27/2015)Blind Guardian, The Plaza, Orlando: Weird thing is how early these went on sale - I bought the tix like 4 months ago. (11/28/2015)Deicide, Jacksonville FL: Will make three times this year (12/2/2015)High on Fire w/ Crowbar: holy hell (12/7/2015)
― Hammer Smashed Bagels, Thursday, 26 November 2015 15:53 (four years ago) link
Love the 2001 threads. They're so weird.
2015 shows that I can remember:A Great Night in Harlem (Alex Blake, Antoine Roney, Benny Golson, Billy Harper, Buster Williams, Davell Crawfod Gospel Choir, Donald Fagen, George Cables, Jack deJohnette, James Carter, Jimmy Heath, Keb Mo, Keith Richards and His X-Pensive Winos featuring Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler, Melissa Aldana, Randy Brecker, Randy Weston, Ravi Coltrane, Ray Parker Jr, Renee Fleming, remarks by Sonny Rollins and Danny Glover, Valerie Simpson, more)Alison Brown, Sierra Hull, et al Johnny Cash tribute Alvin Youngblood HartArturo O'Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz OrchestraAsleep at the WheelBelle and Sebastian, Real EstateBerliner PhilharmonikerBobby RushBombinoBrain Cloud (upcoming)Chop and Quench, Underground SystemChris Potter Underground OrchestraCourtney BarnettDaniel RomanoDave and Phil AlvinDead & Company x2Dr. JohnDon Byron Quartet (I think)Dumpstaphunk, Spin Doctorseighth blackbird with Will Oldham, Sam AmidonEleanor FriedbergerEnsemble SignalEsperanza SpaldingEvgeny Kissin Fare Thee Well x2George Clinton and Parliament-FunkadelicGlobal Citizen Festival (Pearl Jam, Beyonce)Greensky BluegrassGroove CollectiveHal KetchumHenry ButlerJessie's GirlJohn PrineKacey MusgravesKasey ChamberskinskiKiran AhluwahliaL7Lucinda WilliamsLyle Lovett and His Large BandMaria Schneider OrchestraMetropolitan Opera Summer Recital?The MET OrchestraMiranda Lambert, Ashley MonroeMyra MelfordNEA Jazz Masters Awards (Carla Bley, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Charles Lloyd, George Coleman, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, Ray Drummond, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Stu Katz, more)Nellie McKay (upcoming)New York Philharmonic x3+New York String Orchestra (upcoming)Nigunim Trio (Frank London, Uri Caine, Lorin Sklamberg) (upcoming)On the Town on Broadway (excerpts)Orpheus Chamber OrchestraPhil Lesh & FriendsPhish (upcoming)Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain BoysRandy NewmanReverend Horton Heat with Robert GordonRosie FloresSan Francisco Symphony, Nina Stemme Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Jeffrey Broussard and his Creole CowboysSleater-KinneySoulive w/ Aaron Neville (and I think some other Krasno thing)Soul Rebels Brass Band, LettuceStevie WonderSun Ra ArkestraTedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon JonesTerrance Simien & the Zydeco ExperienceTerry WaldoTune-YardsVieux Farka Toure, TamikrestThe WhoWillie NelsonThe Word (and Luther Dickinson solo)Yefim BronfmanYo La Tengo
About 75 so far, will probably get to or over 80 for the year.
― Comprehensive Nuclear Suggest-Ban Theory (benbbag), Thursday, 26 November 2015 19:14 (four years ago) link
hit 53 last year....this year I'm already at
NileDefeated Sanity (This sucked)1349 (also sucked)Black Sabbath (godhead)TorcheFlorida Metal Fest (including Obituary, Deicide, CoC, and Trouble) - amazingCradle of Filth (heh)At the Gates (twice)Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy (got too drunk and can't remember shit - still pissed but going again on 3/19)Enforcer/Exmortus/Warbringer (fun!)Voivod (hell yes)Iron Maiden (omg)
Slayer, Testament, and Carcass - Fillmore, Charlotte NC (Are you kidding me? I don’t care how far away it is)Maryland Death Fest - Sorry Fringe, Maryland gets me second weekend.
― you are no man. take the balls. (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2016 23:10 (three years ago) link
I think I'm growing sick of them atm to where I need a break for a while.
sometimes it's just more fun to pop on my headphones.
― Neanderthal, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 21:00 (three years ago) link
Been to a few good ones lately. Local bands carrying the flame of garagey guitar rock - TV Ugly, Swim Team, TV Ugly and others I forget. I'm going to see Wreckless Eric tomorrow.
― everything, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 23:07 (three years ago) link
I never go to concerts-if I go out, my evenings are spent seeing repertory film screenings (celluloid ONLY)
― beamish13, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 07:35 (three years ago) link
topped out at 55 this year. Meshuggah's was the best, followed by Iron Maiden and then proooooobably Slayer/Death Angel/Anthrax
― Neanderthal, Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:39 (three years ago) link
Does anyone know of a website covering at least Europe where I can enter artists & cities and as a result I get a list of all of the corresponding concerts in the next couple of months?
― je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:43 (five months ago) link
Sadly, not so much anymore now that c*nts can't generally seem to stfu or leave their fucking smartphones be.
― Maresn3st, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:08 (five months ago) link
― corrs unplugged, Friday, 13 September 2019 06:56 (five months ago) link
thanks, that is not really what i look for. firstly there are only a couple of cities. secondly i have to search for each band and location separately. if i have a hundred bands and five cities that would make 500 searches. which i then would have to consolidate somehow. i would just like to input the bands, the cities and maybe the period and then get the results.
i think at eventim i could subscribe to bands and they would then send me new concerts by e-mail. that is the closest to what i am looking for that i have found yet. but i do not want to give them my e-mail...
― je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 13 September 2019 10:03 (five months ago) link
There is also Songkick but I don't think that really fits your (rather strict) criteria either.
― van dyke parks generator (anagram), Friday, 13 September 2019 11:09 (five months ago) link