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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2005 :  11:35:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Strudle pretty much said it all about the BJM show! F**kin' Fanastic! They just sound so much more powerful live! With the 3 guitars, bass and drums, they just hit this groove on every song that just pushed along until the end of the night. After seeing them, I can still hear that groove on their albums, but it is just so much more up front in their live performance. Anton is quite the insane band leader, and I guess we got lucky there were no major meltdowns on stage! Serioulsy, they are another must see band, a different experience live! It was cool to hang out with a fellow board member too. Always good to find other people into seeing shows (gets harder as you get older!).

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
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whitewatersky
Driving Instructor

Australia
573 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2005 :  6:45:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit whitewatersky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
BLOC PARTY...

you gotta see em if you get a chance. (well, if you like their music, i spose it would help)...

here's a cool live show to download:

http://www.npr.org/programs/asc/archives/blocpartylive05/

we saw these guys in Sydney a week n a half ago. they were gooooood. Went with a coupla mates who reckon they were a bit apprehensive/nervous on stage. I didn't really think so but even a hint of humility from a band is very refreshing nowadays.

especially when it seems most 'next-big-thing' bands are totally up emselves. it was nice to see a band having a good go, playing really well and visibily very appreciative of the reception the audience gave them. they actually sold out their show at Sydney's Metro Theatre within 20 mins. they played a 2nd show on Friday. the venue is where SWD sold out shows at their peak (fuckin fool i am didn't go to the SWD shows there...), so it's not a bad effort (maybe 1,500 people) .

here's another stream of some live footage (it's via a link at MTV's website):

www.mtv.com/music/live/index.jhtml

if you watch it, tell me if you know a way to capture this footage - i'd love to keep it

anyway, these guys were good and I was happy. Also video taped the show.

anyone else got a comment about these guys ? their latest albums is a killer.

NP - Last Train - live at Maxwells = the solo in the final minute of that version is amazing.have a relisten y'all

(and god i wish i could get to those Sonic Youth Maxwells shows - someone video for me ?)

oink

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crozarey
Son of Swervedriver

Australia
2583 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2005 :  01:01:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome.

How cool is it when 2 strangers with a common love for a band end up going to see another band together and have a wicked time!

Rocket! You lucky bugga! The Life And TImes Website is full of cool people too. I have had many people comment on my "girls head" TLAT t-shirt. When I was emailing the guys there about ordering one they were freaked that I knew them on the other side of the world too. As were Riddle Of Steel for that matter. Im a long-range fan, darn it.

Whitewater, man I hear nothing but good about Bloc Party. Even heard them interviewed amd was really impressed with their gracious attitude. Like they can't really believe it and are pinching themselves in a non-pretentious way/ Seems like they are on the mental wave of adulation SWD just missed. Though the few that did surf it are more than happy.

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Strudelhead
Assistant Driver

USA
456 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2005 :  06:45:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was flipping through my Music On-Demand channel, and they have two thirty minute concert segments for Bloc Party. I thought that was pretty weird, going to watch it maybe this weekend.

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." W. Churchill

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whitewatersky
Driving Instructor

Australia
573 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2005 :  9:32:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit whitewatersky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yo strudel,
got a way to record it for me ?
like onto DVD or video ?

i would love to see as much stuff as I can re. Bloc Party. Croz summed it up perfectly about them.

they even have a 'fan club" section of their website. 2 pounds to join and they have live downloads etc. they explained that they wanted it to function like a regular band fan club but using the net to distribute the "special releases' etc you might get if you joined the REM club or something. really cool. and only 2 quid.

oink

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Strudelhead
Assistant Driver

USA
456 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  7:14:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
whitewatersky.....I'll record it onto vhs this weekend. will let you know by email when i have it......

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." W. Churchill

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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2005 :  6:58:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Okay - I just saw the Doves' fall tour lineup here:

http://www.morecowbell.net/2005-08-11/doves-fall-tour

Sept 20 in Atlanta! I'm not going to let this one get by me.

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em
Assistant Driver

USA
159 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2005 :  8:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw teenage fanclub the other night.
it was their final show in the US for this tour.
it hit me that it had been 10 years since I last saw them.

those guys are fan-fucking-tastic. played a nice, long set, and really balanced their set-list with songs that spanned their entire catalog. of course, there were plenty of songs that I wish were played that didn't make it to the set-list, but then they'd have to be on stage for a solid four hours, or so, to completely satisfy me.

by the way, I highly recommend their latest LP "man-made". the four tracks by gerard love are particular favorites of mine.

"you, too, can exist in your very own parallel time" -the watchmaker
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crozarey
Son of Swervedriver

Australia
2583 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2005 :  12:05:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i scored a copy of Man Made em, only listened to it once so far. I saw them live while they were touring Bandwagonesque. Acoustics fucked it for me and a reakon they were pretty young and unexperienced so was let down then. Now would be a different story though from what your telling me. Always loved that opening line of The Concept...'She wears denim, where ever she goes, says shes goin to get some records by the Status Quo, oh no, oh yeah'

M A R VE you know the rest!

"If all else fails, X equals 8" Alex P Keaton
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rocket
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USA
3545 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2005 :  08:08:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm still pissed that the Doves cancelled their K.C. show!?

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em
Assistant Driver

USA
159 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2005 :  08:25:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by crozarey

I saw them live while they were touring Bandwagonesque.



I saw them for that tour, too, only, I had a great experience.
the afghan whigs opened for them, here.

good on ya for grabbing "man-made", croz.
if you must, just to get you going on the record, go straight to track 11 ("born under a good sign", I think it's called).
they rocked the absolute hell out of that song the other night!

I'd been thinking about including that song on a future WAB, but WABsters should own that whole lp, anyway!

"you, too, can exist in your very own parallel time" -the watchmaker
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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2005 :  10:16:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
BSS tour dates:

http://www.morecowbell.net/2005-08-25/broken-social-scene-dates-all-of-em

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boomer0127
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USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2005 :  8:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
yay! Riddle of Steel and Local H in ATL on Oct 26.

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Strudelhead
Assistant Driver

USA
456 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2005 :  07:53:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bloc Party @ The Killers 9/8
Paul Weller ....Sunday the 25th........Brooks.......?

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." W. Churchill

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crozarey
Son of Swervedriver

Australia
2583 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2005 :  11:48:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Riddle of Steel and Local H! Arghhhhhh!!! I must leave this place to find new music! Arghhhhhhh!!

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moenkopi46_2
Driving Instructor

USA
984 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  03:17:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just found out that The Headphones (David Bazan of Pedro the Lion's new project) are opening for Minus the Bear. I might have to sell a kidney to make sure I get to go.
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rocket
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USA
3545 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  06:47:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Pedro the Lion really reminds me a lot of Minus the Bear! I don't think that's who they are playing with in Lawrence....
I better re-check!

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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2005 :  6:30:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Strudelhead

Bloc Party @ The Killers 9/8
Paul Weller ....Sunday the 25th........Brooks.......?



Doh! I'll be away on vacation that weekend into the next week. I used to love The Jam too! I heard Paul Weller just released an album of cover songs recently.

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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  03:43:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nada Surf tour dates here:

http://www.barsuk.com/web.cgi?shows&show_nada

no ATL show, but a free one in NY on thursday.

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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  04:10:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Friday, Dandy Warhols at the Redhook Brewery in New Hampshire! Should be a great show! Strudel, did you get a ticket?

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Strudelhead
Assistant Driver

USA
456 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  06:29:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got one this morning.....I'll give you a call Wed or Thru to confirm.........

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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  07:24:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool! It's kinda funny, first we saw BJM and now the Dandys, the two bands just should have toured together as the "Dig Tour," and made life easier!

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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  11:32:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yay. The Life and Times will be back in ATL on November 11 in Hell at the Masquerade. Boob, you interested?

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hayseed
Driving Instructor

USA
765 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  1:04:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit hayseed's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by boomer0127

Nada Surf tour dates here:

http://www.barsuk.com/web.cgi?shows&show_nada

no ATL show, but a free one in NY on thursday.



Damn, if Im back from Mexico I might go to the Chicago show.

If life is but a dream, wake me.

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moenkopi46_2
Driving Instructor

USA
984 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  3:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by boomer0127

Yay. The Life and Times will be back in ATL on November 11 in Hell at the Masquerade. Boob, you interested?



That show's with Murder by Death. Their last album was great, and they've been recording recently. It'd be a great show to see.
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crozarey
Son of Swervedriver

Australia
2583 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  6:17:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Murder By Death, hahaha

Im going to see Decoder Ring live next month. Touring for their new LP Fractions.
I cant wait for this gig!

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Strudelhead
Assistant Driver

USA
456 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2005 :  6:51:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brooks

Cool! It's kinda funny, first we saw BJM and now the Dandys, the two bands just should have toured together as the "Dig Tour," and made life easier!


......and BRMC later this month. It's "The Seven Degrees of Anton Alfred Newcomb"!

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." W. Churchill

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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2005 :  05:46:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't know if we have any other Echo & The Bunnymen fans here, but they hit the road in the US in November. They swing through Boston on Nov. 19th. New album out next Tuesday. I know it's only Will and Mac these days, but they are still pretty good live!

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rocket
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USA
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Posted - 09/14/2005 :  07:36:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I love Echo and the Bunnymen - saw them a million years ago and they were incredible live!
The Screaming Blue Messiahs opened up...

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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2005 :  07:05:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, Strudelhead and I saw The Dandy Warhols Friday night at the Redhook Brewery in New Hampshire. Let me start off by reviewing the venue......if you live in the New England area, and are ever considering seeing a show at the brewery, DON'T BOTHER! That place sucks! They have shows outside under a big tent, which is cool, but the stage is probably 1-3 feet off the ground, so unless you are in the front row forget trying to see the band! Now, this is a brewery, so you would expect to have access to plenty of good beer, right? No. There were probably close to 1,000 people there, and only 2 dudes pouring beer, and one HUGE line. At one point the line went all the way around the perimeter of the tent. Sheer stupidity! Also, probably due to some silly curfew, the band only played for an hour! A lot of the people there, like myself, drove up there in rush hour traffic (close to 2 hours, maybe more if you left work late) just to stand in line for 45 minutes for a beer, then catch a 1 hour show. Good thing it was only $10! And they did allow you to purchase as much beer as you could carry once you did get through the line. The Dandy's were pretty awesome! Courtney's voice was a little trashed already, but over all they sounded great! The actual sound in the tent was surprisingly good. It was one of the first times I left a show without my ears ringing! It was just loud enough, but you could hear every instrument clearly. They had some funky visuals projected in the background, but since they were shown on a tent wall, they were pretty much lost to the audience. I will definitely see them again if they come back, I blame the venue for this performance. After the show (it was over by just after 10 P.M.), we all figured we could at least go sit in the brewery bar and have a few pints ( I mean this is a brewery!), but no, they decided to have a private party and close the pub to the public! HA! I have never been to a brewery were it was so hard to get a beer! Anyways, in conclusion, a terrible venue, but the band was good enough that I look forward to seeing them in a decent concert setting! This experience definitely did not put me off of the band, just the Redhook Brewery!

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boob
Passenger

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Posted - 09/19/2005 :  1:21:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yay. The Life and Times will be back in ATL on November 11 in Hell at the Masquerade. Boob, you interested?

yeah i'll check it out.
i remember seeing a video of theirs maybe a year or two ago.
try to remind me before the show as i have a horrible memory.
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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2005 :  6:35:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
boob - you're not going to the Doves show tomorrow night, are you?

edit: Here's a link to a recent Life and Times video -

http://www.thelifeandtimes.com/Assets/video/mlh.mov

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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
1443 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  10:22:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Doves show was better than expected. I had only heard Rocket's 3 WAB songs when I bought the tix. Over the last month I "acquired" some more of their music and was somewhat disappointed in the sappyness of much of it. But this was no sapfest. The opening act was a band called "Longwave", not bad, I got there about halfway through their set. Not much to say, the crowd was pretty in to them and they had sort of a similar sound to Doves.

The Doves show was pretty loud, I was almost right on the stage next to the left speaker stack. They sounded real good, played very tight. Singer/bassist and drummer switched places for a few songs. They did not play two of my favorites, Rise and Catch the Sun. Of the songs I know, I only remember the following being played (in no particular order):

Here It Comes
Sea Song
Some Cities
Snowden
Shadows Of Salford
Sky Starts Falling
Pounding
There Goes the Fear
Caught By The River

I was definitely impressed with their live sound, beefing up the sometimes sparse instrumentation from their studio stuff. Visuals were pretty cool, but they didn't add to the experience much. Overall, a very enjoyable show.

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jamesg
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USA
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Posted - 10/05/2005 :  06:34:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got this from the sequence mailing list:

This Friday, October 7th, the Helio Sequence will play at the Doug Fir
Lounge (Anniversary Week!) here in Portland . . .
10/07/2005 Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir 21+
w/ Fruit Bats and Wet Confetti (Good Bands!!)

Next Saturday, October 15th, the Helio Sequence will play at the
Stranger's Genius Awards (Seattle Arts Museum) . . .
10/15/2005 Seattle, WA @ Seattle Arts Museum 18+ FREE! @ 10:45pm

Makes me wish I wasn't on the other coast. :(
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Scott in Maine
Assistant Driver

USA
105 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2005 :  09:14:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am seeing Gang of Four this Friday (10/7) at the 40 Watt in Athens. Boomer, I guess you'll be going to the Atlanta show the following night? I have heard VERY good things about this reunion tour. Along with Mission of Burma, this will mark the longest time I've spent between seeing a band live twice (MOB: 20.5 years [1981-2002]; Go4: 22 years [1983-2005])

And the following day, I'll be at some apple festival in Ellijay, GA (forgot the name, sorry). I like going to these festivals anyway (especially the Common Ground Fair in Maine in September - all progressive-politics, organic farming and goods sold, etc.) but Creative Loafing (the Atlanta independent free weekly newspaper) gave it a big thumbs-up so now I am especially looking forward to this as well.
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jamesg
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Posted - 10/05/2005 :  09:19:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I dig me some creative loafing. :)
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whitewatersky
Driving Instructor

Australia
573 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2005 :  5:45:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit whitewatersky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
a guy anmed John Vanderslice is touring europe with NADA SURF later in the year. i love this guy. check the mp3s here:

http://www.barsuk.com/bands/johnvanderslice/media

My Old Flame is such an amazing song. as is Speed Lab, as is Time Travel is Lonely, as is They Won't Let Me Run... please have a listen.
and check his website:
tinytelephone..com

i really wanna see him live.... but.... i live in a land down under....

oink
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boomer0127
Petroleum Spirit

USA
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Posted - 10/05/2005 :  6:04:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jamesg

I dig me some creative loafing. :)



Sorry to announce it, but you started it -

I am currently laying the creative loaf on the can.

I love wireless networking.

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boomer0127
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USA
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Posted - 10/05/2005 :  6:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit boomer0127's Homepage  Send boomer0127 an AOL message  Send boomer0127 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Scott - My schedule is full this weekend - once the kids get to bed its on to putting the bathroom back together (assuming I get the tile finished by friday) and prep for my youngest's 1st birthday party Sun morning. I have a nice arrangement with the wife allowing me one show a month, and this month it's Riddle of Steel/ Local H.

Love the 'loaf. I'm sure you've gotten to be a regular around the 40 Watt, eh Scott? Go for the Arkansas black apples this weekend. See? Jaw-Ja ain't too bad!

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Scott in Maine
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Posted - 10/05/2005 :  7:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by boomer0127

Love the 'loaf. I'm sure you've gotten to be a regular around the 40 Watt, eh Scott? Go for the Arkansas black apples this weekend. See? Jaw-Ja ain't too bad!



Nope, this will be only my 2nd time inside the 40 Watt, the first being a few weeks ago (Headlights, Iron Hero, Maserati). Have also been to the Caledonia Lounge twice.

Taking care of a child and work committments - and saving my $$ for shows I really like - kinda puts a crimp on my going to see live shows. And I have never seen a gig in Atlanta yet, considering how nervous I get driving on I-85, it's going to have to be some band I REALLY REALLY love - or free sex.
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Snail
Driving Instructor

Australia
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Posted - 10/06/2005 :  7:35:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Iggy + Stooges at Big Day Out 2006 - shows all around oz!

"Whatever happens your toes are still tappen"
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Brooks
Assistant Driver

USA
452 Posts

Posted - 10/07/2005 :  11:54:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone ever hear of a band called Dungen before? My buddy is trying to get me to go see them next week in Cambridge, MA. His brother recomended them, and his brother is the one who turned us onto Swervedriver, so I tend to listen to him. I think they are Sweedish?

Scott, please let us know how Gang of Four was! I wish they were playing in Boston! I heard the new album is kind of cool (I think they just re-recorded some of thier popular favorites). Have a good time man!

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jamesg
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Posted - 10/07/2005 :  12:30:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Brooks I've seen a few of the dungen videos on *gasp* mtv2. From what I recall it was pretty cool stuffs, I think lots of folks are going ape-shit over this band right now though. They are indeed from Sweden and I don't believe they sing in english. I tried breifly to find a link to some audio from the new cd but with no luck.
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Brooks
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USA
452 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2005 :  7:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, thanks James. If you go to itunes you can listen to 30 sec. clips. Kind of sound like Syd era Floyd mixed with Bitches Brew era Miles with a lot of other stuff along the way.....at least from 30 sec. clips! I may download a few songs just to get a feel. Think I'll definately go to the show, if they play loud enough who can tell what language it is anyways!

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
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moenkopi46_2
Driving Instructor

USA
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  8:53:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Only two more days until MINUS THE BEAR! Yee-Haw! I live far enough away from live music that this'll be my only show for the fall, but it should be fantastic. David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion) has a new project called Headphones, they'll be one of the openers, along with Criteria, who I haven't heard much of but includes members of Cursive and Desperacidos, so they can't be that bad. Plus my buddy just got a new supply off hash, so it can't possibly suck.
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interloper
Son of Swervedriver

USA
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Posted - 10/09/2005 :  07:41:57 AM  Show Profile  Send interloper a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
mmm...hash.

Did I just type that out loud?


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Scott in Maine
Assistant Driver

USA
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Posted - 10/09/2005 :  6:57:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brooks
Scott, please let us know how Gang of Four was! I wish they were playing in Boston! I heard the new album is kind of cool (I think they just re-recorded some of thier popular favorites). Have a good time man!



Gof4 were excellent. Time and age hasn;t slowed them down at all. They never smiled onstage either. The set was mostly the 1st LP, To Hell With Poverty, Paralyzed, What We All Want and - for the encore - it was "I Love a Man in a Uniform" with Michael Stipe of R.E.M. (the walking skeleton himself, god he looks horrible) and the female singer of Pylon on backing vocals. Would have been better if those two had known the words; both of them were looking at vocalist Jon King wondering what parts they should be doing. No new songs (but I knew that).

Recorded the show, haven't dubbed it to CDR yet. Hopefully it comes out great.
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crozarey
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Australia
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Posted - 10/13/2005 :  12:50:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice one Moe, how good were they all?

Off to see Decoder RING TONIGHT Woohoo!

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Scott in Maine
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USA
105 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2005 :  6:49:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If anyone's interested, Pitchfork.com have reviewed that new Gang of Four CD of them redoing their old material, "Return the Gift."

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/g/gang-of-four/return-the-gift.shtml

I didn't know the main reason for this CD was that Gang of Four haven't received any of the EMI royalties from the 1979-83 releases though I probably shouldn't be surprised. I remember Graham Lewis from Wire telling me they never received any royalties from the initial CD re-releases from EMI in the 1980's because EMI was still operating under the old contract from the 1970's which never mentioned sales of "compact discs", just sales of LPs and cassettes. Nice, huh? Lewis added, "We have our lawyer negotiating with them."
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whitewatersky
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Australia
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Posted - 10/13/2005 :  7:28:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit whitewatersky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how was Decoder Ring Croz ?
we used to go watch them lots up at the Hopetoun in Surry Hills (just a short stroll up the road from my place in Sydney). god they were good there. really tight small venue. saw em at the Annandale Hotel last time and it just wasn't the same in a (slightly) bigger venue.
haven't bought their last coupla records. the first 2 releases are amazing.


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