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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 04 Jul 2018, 04:30

last few months
Dweezel Zappa - nice show of Frank Zappa thruout his career. Really good setlist and great musicians but we had a hard time really getting into it because we saw Frank several times with the original musicians who played many of these songs and it some how ruined it for me.
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Florence & the Machine - NIce to see Florence in a medium sized venue and up close. Florence continues to impress me live. She is full of energy and dances and sings all over the stage and into the audience. I even got my head rubbed by Florence and she looked into my eyes (killer). While she isn't BCBer's cup of tea she impresses me.

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Richard Ashcroft - just love Richard live, it was nice to see him just with an acoustic guitar playing a mix of his solo stuff and plenty of classic Verve songs.
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Courtney Barnett - Been a fan since seeing her at CMJ festival with about 30 people. This was a new album release show so she played the entire new album plus a few other songs. She still has the energy and love the guitar feedback jams she does live and you don't hear it as much on the albums.

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Clearwater Festival - caught one day of the festival that I've gone to a few times since 84. It's the oldest ongoing festival in America going back to 66 when it was founded by Pete Seeger. Always fully of folk rock type acts. This year we caught Langhorn Slim, Beth Orton and Ani DiFranco. All three were wonderful

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Lastly caught u2 last friday
u2's tour was about their new album and their youth. Bono told a bunch of stories of seeing violence as a boy. The setlist was heavy new album but they played Acrobat which was my favorite song of the night.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 04 Jul 2018, 08:44

Nice pics Hightea.


Saw Eels last night in Manchester.
Freakin’ A
or should that be
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jeemo » 04 Jul 2018, 09:50

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Nice pics Hightea.


Saw Eels last night in Manchester.
Freakin’ A
or should that be
Freakin’ E


they are in Glasgow tonight, can't manage to go. first time I've missed them on Tour in nearly 15 years.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 04 Jul 2018, 09:58

Jeemo wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:Nice pics Hightea.


Saw Eels last night in Manchester.
Freakin’ A
or should that be
Freakin’ E


they are in Glasgow tonight, can't manage to go. first time I've missed them on Tour in nearly 15 years.


:(
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Geezee » 04 Jul 2018, 10:22

Hightea wrote: I even got my head rubbed by Florence and she looked into my eyes (killer).


oh god i've seen her do that on tv and makes me cringe so much - she seems to think she's some kind of shaman. but yeah I'm sure it's pretty cool. :)
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jeemo » 04 Jul 2018, 11:48

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:Nice pics Hightea.


Saw Eels last night in Manchester.
Freakin’ A
or should that be
Freakin’ E


they are in Glasgow tonight, can't manage to go. first time I've missed them on Tour in nearly 15 years.


:(


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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby pcqgod » 04 Jul 2018, 23:36

This past Friday I saw the Japanese band Tricot. They were amazing, combing kind of a Slint-ish post-rock groove with a '79 British post-punk aesthetic with short clipped guitar riffs, breakneck tempos and crazy time signature changes. Go see them if they're coming to your town.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 05 Jul 2018, 21:11

Geezee wrote:
Hightea wrote: I even got my head rubbed by Florence and she looked into my eyes (killer).


oh god i've seen her do that on tv and makes me cringe so much - she seems to think she's some kind of shaman. but yeah I'm sure it's pretty cool. :)

yeah I thought it would be creepy or strange but it was pretty cool. :D

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 28 Jul 2018, 04:40

Day 1 Fuji Rock highlight. The Tesky Bros.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 28 Jul 2018, 16:24

Fuji Rock day 2.

Best - Maximum The Hormone.
Honorable mention - Johnny Marr.

Worst - Shmendrick Lamar.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby LeBaron » 28 Jul 2018, 16:32

MOTHERFUCKERS HAVE BEEN TO SEE MY BLOODY VALENTINE AND SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO WITH MARTY STUARTS BAND AND AIN'T NOBODY SAID SHIT
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Bent Fabric » 28 Jul 2018, 16:52

Honestly, I go to a lot of fucking gigs these days, Baron.

I'll tell you all about Dionne Warwick at the Elk Grove Village Green if you don't cool off.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby LeBaron » 28 Jul 2018, 17:58

:D

I was a little intemperate.

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 29 Jul 2018, 14:30

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LeBaron wrote:MOTHERFUCKERS HAVE BEEN TO SEE MY BLOODY VALENTINE AND SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO WITH MARTY STUARTS BAND AND AIN'T NOBODY SAID SHIT

Going to see my bloody valentine Wednesday and sweetheart of the rodeo tour in sept. :P

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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 29 Jul 2018, 18:22

Day 3

Dylan was aces. Also were Green Sky Blue Grass. Jack Johnson was pleasant enough.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Jul 2018, 21:40

Folk On The Tyne last night.
The Wilson, The Young 'Uns and The Unthanks

Smashing.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Jimbo » 30 Jul 2018, 09:38

All in all Fuji Rock 2018 was a good musically but man, this was a chore. All the trudging, the schlepping and putting on and taking off gear, the rain - a typhoon, actually - the long lines at the potties, the lines at the food booths, the guy standing and blocking my view, the guy staking a ground sheet and not sitting there, the talking guy, the heat, the cold, the wind, the sun, my "Do you still have your wallet?" wife, the getting there, the coming home, and worst of all was having a grump like me inside me! Jesus, I gotta learn to relax.

But five days and four nights away I'm now back home and able to type with a proper keyboard. My legs are sore as shit but I'm still in one piece.

I loved the Bob Dylan and His Band show. I never saw him before and thought he'd fuck up his classic songs' arrangements and he did - wonderfully! He played no guitar only piano, his style, my wife whispered, was "Heta," not very good. (He did hit a couple of clunkers.) His voice was the whiny Dylan of old with no crooning. While other acts had light shows, background videos, fireworks and lots of swooping cameras aimed to show on the jumbo screens Dylan had just one camera aimed at him. No "Hello Japan!" or even a "Thank you," not a word that wasn't sung. He just wanted let the music be the event, not the spectacle. Very low key, very 60s, which is how I like my concerts.
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Re: Return of the Son of Now Gigging

Postby Hightea » 07 Aug 2018, 02:16

Phoenix - Brooklyn Steel - Funny show, Phoenix set was new album heavy but they always have a happy bouncy crowd and kept the crowd up all show. Thomas Mars walked thru the crowd several times and is always on the move, maybe because he is married to Sofia Coppola :D, here he is answering a
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David Byrne - Panorama Festival Randalls Island, NY - David played an early set making the crowd empty on the side. David played a stripped stage. He made all members carry their instruments almost like a marching band with guitars and keyboards. Nice set of new and old TH songs.
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is this a rock is dead (down to only a keyboard) comment from Byrne?
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The Killers Panorama - caught a few other acts (Fleet Foxes, The XX) and only stayed around for about half of their set. Sat on the grass away from the stage for most of it Did walk up to the front for a picture, long way from seeing them play a private party,
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My Bloody Valentine @ Hammerstein Ballroom NYC - Never disappoint even in an awful venue. Played two new songs but wouldn't hold your breathe for an album although they say its coming.
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