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Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on March 15, 2005, 10:24:59 AM
i figured we should have a thread for our live music outings. i saw the frames and mark geary last night at gamh. wow. really great fun. awesome musicians, awesome songs. the music reminds me of the connells and the wookies, and all things modern rock and strummy guitars. and, hell, electric violin is always a plus.

mark geary is an awesome strummer (if you're into that sort of pete townshend, melissa ferrick style of playing).

infos here (http://www.theframes.ie). i'd definitely suggest an album (their first another love song is available for free download on their site).
Title: Re: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on March 15, 2005, 10:39:04 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i figured we should have a thread for our live music outings. i saw the frames and mark geary last night at gamh. wow. really great fun. awesome musicians, awesome songs. the music reminds me of the connells and the wookies, and all things modern rock and strummy guitars. and, hell, electric violin is always a plus.

mark geary is an awesome strummer (if you're into that sort of pete townshend, melissa ferrick style of playing).

infos here (http://www.theframes.ie). i'd definitely suggest an album (their first another love song is available for free download on their site).


You like the Connells?  I love the Connells, for exactly those reasons.  But have never met anyone else who'd even admit to having heard of them.
Title: Re: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on March 15, 2005, 11:12:12 AM
Quote from: "mshray"

You like the Connells?  I love the Connells, for exactly those reasons.  But have never met anyone else who'd even admit to having heard of them.


not like. love.
Title: Re: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on March 15, 2005, 12:00:17 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i figured we should have a thread for our live music outings. i saw the frames and mark geary last night at gamh. wow. really great fun. awesome musicians, awesome songs. the music reminds me of the connells and the wookies, and all things modern rock and strummy guitars. and, hell, electric violin is always a plus.

mark geary is an awesome strummer (if you're into that sort of pete townshend, melissa ferrick style of playing).

infos here (http://www.theframes.ie). i'd definitely suggest an album (their first another love song is available for free download on their site).


You like the Connells?  I love the Connells, for exactly those reasons.  But have never met anyone else who'd even admit to having heard of them.

I know exactly two songs from the Connells: "74-75" (which I adore madly), and a bizarro acoustic cover of Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain."
Title: Re: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on March 15, 2005, 03:34:12 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "mshray"

You like the Connells?  I love the Connells, for exactly those reasons.  But have never met anyone else who'd even admit to having heard of them.

I know exactly two songs from the Connells: "74-75" (which I adore madly), and a bizarro acoustic cover of Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain."


For some reason I heard the song "Something To Say" (track 1 on the Fun & Games album) on KTYD in Santa Barbara & the lyrics struck a chord.  I later picked up a used CD & played it to death, although neither that track nor album in general attracted much notice.  But for me it's one of those albums that I can listen to from start to finish & the whole thing perfectly captures that particular feeling of being on the outside looking in on life and not quite knowing how to fit in or even if you want to.

Later I also picked up the earlier & more acclaimed Boylan Heights album, and downloaded "74-75" and a couple other more recent tracks.

Never heard of an acoustic version of "Insane in the Brain" but by definition that would have to be bizarro.
Title: Re: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on March 15, 2005, 04:45:14 PM
Quote from: "mshray"

 But for me it's one of those albums that I can listen to from start to finish & the whole thing perfectly captures that particular feeling of being on the outside looking in on life and not quite knowing how to fit in or even if you want to.


you would totally dig the frames.
Title: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 23, 2005, 09:10:36 AM
So I'm at the Elvis Costello show last night.  I'm supposed to be in my seat in case Urth comes by to say hi, but I flake and go out for a cigarette (sorry I missed you Urth).  On our way back to our seats, there is a little congestion at the door where they usher you in.  I happen to glance to my right, and I'm standing next to Sean Penn!

Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.

We shake hands.  I turn to Sharlene, get her attention and turn back, but Sean Penn has disappeared.  

Of course, she doesn't believe me.  But the people in front of us confirm that it was indeed Sean Penn.

The show was good, though I'm not as big an Elvis Costello fan as I had imagined.  Just don't know enough of his songs, and he did not focus on the ones I do know.  The sound was a bit muddled too, so it was difficult to pick out the vocals most of the time, which especially detracts from songs you don't know.  Still, enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: princessofcairo on March 23, 2005, 09:15:09 AM
Quote from: "Rod"


Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.


nice!!
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: mshray on March 23, 2005, 09:20:07 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Rod"


Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.


nice!!


Nice AND clever.  You go boy.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 23, 2005, 09:22:51 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Rod"


Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.


nice!!


Nice AND clever.  You go boy.


I was a bit taken by surprise.  I forgot to expect the unexpected.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: mshray on March 23, 2005, 09:28:58 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Rod"


Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.


nice!!


Nice AND clever.  You go boy.


I was a bit taken by surprise.  I forgot to expect the unexpected.


I know, in my limo-drivn' days I saw a lot of otherwise normal people fall completely to pieces in the presence of a celebrity.  Fortunately it never really affected me (or else I'd never have been able to hold that job).

Assuming I didn't choke I would have wanted to say, "Hey Sean, thanks for going ot Iraq & writing about it.  I hope a lot of people told you that they appreciated your effort, I sure did."  Then if I had a chance for a second attempt I'd ask if Robin were there, 'cuz I feel about her they way POC feels about Catherine.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: Gazoo on March 23, 2005, 10:02:08 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Then if I had a chance for a second attempt I'd ask if Robin were there, 'cuz I feel about her they way POC feels about Catherine.


All hands, all hands.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: urth on March 23, 2005, 11:06:55 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
So I'm at the Elvis Costello show last night.  I'm supposed to be in my seat in case Urth comes by to say hi, but I flake and go out for a cigarette (sorry I missed you Urth).  On our way back to our seats, there is a little congestion at the door where they usher you in.  I happen to glance to my right, and I'm standing next to Sean Penn!

Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.

We shake hands.  I turn to Sharlene, get her attention and turn back, but Sean Penn has disappeared.  

Of course, she doesn't believe me.  But the people in front of us confirm that it was indeed Sean Penn.

The show was good, though I'm not as big an Elvis Costello fan as I had imagined.  Just don't know enough of his songs, and he did not focus on the ones I do know.  The sound was a bit muddled too, so it was difficult to pick out the vocals most of the time, which especially detracts from songs you don't know.  Still, enjoyed it very much.


Shit! I was probably right next to you--cuz right after I checked your seats, I went out to hit the loo, and about bumped right into Penn coming in the door. Sarah, of course, didn't recognize him. She always misses stuff like that--at the Fillmore, Huey Lewis once asked her where the coat-check was and she had no clue it was him (but to be fair, he'd let his hair go grey.)

As it turns out, Penn was sitting in the row in front of us, about two seats over. And Wavy Gravy was sitting behind us. But the real celeb sighting: Banjo Man (the guy with the propeller beanie who "plays" banjo at baseball and football games) was sitting at the end of our row.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: urth on March 23, 2005, 11:09:15 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Then if I had a chance for a second attempt I'd ask if Robin were there, 'cuz I feel about her they way POC feels about Catherine.


She wasn't--I looked. Or if she was, they weren't sitting together. Hope springs eternal.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: Alicat on March 23, 2005, 02:31:00 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Rod"
So I'm at the Elvis Costello show last night.  I'm supposed to be in my seat in case Urth comes by to say hi, but I flake and go out for a cigarette (sorry I missed you Urth).  On our way back to our seats, there is a little congestion at the door where they usher you in.  I happen to glance to my right, and I'm standing next to Sean Penn!

Me (cleverly):  Hey, you're Sean Penn.
Sean Penn: Yes I am.
Me:  Nice to meet you.

We shake hands.  I turn to Sharlene, get her attention and turn back, but Sean Penn has disappeared.  

Of course, she doesn't believe me.  But the people in front of us confirm that it was indeed Sean Penn.

The show was good, though I'm not as big an Elvis Costello fan as I had imagined.  Just don't know enough of his songs, and he did not focus on the ones I do know.  The sound was a bit muddled too, so it was difficult to pick out the vocals most of the time, which especially detracts from songs you don't know.  Still, enjoyed it very much.


Shit! I was probably right next to you--cuz right after I checked your seats, I went out to hit the loo, and about bumped right into Penn coming in the door. Sarah, of course, didn't recognize him. She always misses stuff like that--at the Fillmore, Huey Lewis once asked her where the coat-check was and she had no clue it was him (but to be fair, he'd let his hair go grey.)

As it turns out, Penn was sitting in the row in front of us, about two seats over. And Wavy Gravy was sitting behind us. But the real celeb sighting: Banjo Man (the guy with the propeller beanie who "plays" banjo at baseball and football games) was sitting at the end of our row.


LOL. Hey! You're Sean Penn.
I probably related this last year, Wavy came and sat next to me at a Giants game. I had FAB seats via a friend who had absolutley no idea who he was and ended up a bit miffed at me for talking with him and ignoring her. He used my phone to call his "people" to let them know why he wasn't in the box with them. Nice guy. A while after that I was at the Warfield for the Other Ones intro show and there was a gal in line next to me with a HUGE Wavy Gravy tatoo on her arm. Good color and clarity. I saw him inside later and still wonder if she saw him or if he saw her tat.

Other celeb sightings in my life have been Joan Baez at the Pioneer bar in Woodside. I just looked and never said anything. Live music, itty bitty place.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: urth on March 23, 2005, 05:25:47 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Other celeb sightings in my life have been Joan Baez at the Pioneer bar in Woodside. I just looked and never said anything. Live music, itty bitty place.


That's usually my approach to encounters with celebrity, unless I really feel like I have something to say to them or ask them.

Rod, don't blame you about not digging the show--it was definitely a Fan's show, he only did a few of what would be considered hits (Pump It Up, Mystery Dance, Detectives, Peace Love & Understanding, (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea), and a lot of deeper album cuts that, if you haven't been following him closely for his entire career you probably would not know. And about half a dozen cuts from his latest record. And yeah, the sound was not great last night.

One other aside on last night's show: as EC and the band came on stage, the PA blared the first few bars Dave & Ansel Collins' "Double Barrel."
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 23, 2005, 06:37:12 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Other celeb sightings in my life have been Joan Baez at the Pioneer bar in Woodside. I just looked and never said anything. Live music, itty bitty place.


That's usually my approach to encounters with celebrity, unless I really feel like I have something to say to them or ask them.


Well, if I'd seen him across the room, I would not have approached him.  It just happened -- he was right next to me, and I blurted it out.  Really didn't mean to do it.  Painless enough for him, I expect.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on March 23, 2005, 08:46:46 PM
Celeb sightings at concerts: John Mayer at an Ari Hest show at the Irving Plaza (nice, affable, funny guy); Chris Robinson and Kate Hudson at the recent Jayhawks show at the Bowery Ballroom.  Did I already relate the latter tale to you all?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat as Alicat on March 23, 2005, 09:39:26 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Chris Robinson and Kate Hudson at the recent Jayhawks show at the Bowery Ballroom.  Did I already relate the latter tale to you all?

No. What's to tell??? :wink:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on March 24, 2005, 06:46:38 AM
Quote from: "Alicat as Alicat"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Chris Robinson and Kate Hudson at the recent Jayhawks show at the Bowery Ballroom.  Did I already relate the latter tale to you all?

No. What's to tell??? :wink:

Heh.  Nothing that striking, actually.  Except that Kate, while as attractive in real life as she is on screen, was in a seemingly foul mood all evening and was more or less dragged back and forth between backstage and the balcony VIP seating.  (I was against the wall near backstage, so they passed by me at least three times.)  Chris, for his part, is not as tall as he seems -- maybe 6'1", where in videos he seemed at least 6'4".  With his beard and distant eyes, he would have seemed like any other regional pothead were it not for his fame.
Title: Re: Celebrity sighting...
Post by: urth on March 24, 2005, 09:44:18 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Other celeb sightings in my life have been Joan Baez at the Pioneer bar in Woodside. I just looked and never said anything. Live music, itty bitty place.


That's usually my approach to encounters with celebrity, unless I really feel like I have something to say to them or ask them.


Well, if I'd seen him across the room, I would not have approached him.  It just happened -- he was right next to me, and I blurted it out.  Really didn't mean to do it.  Painless enough for him, I expect.


And if I'd been as close as you were, I probably would have done the same. Didn't mean to imply you'd overstepped. I'm sure that sort of thing happens to him half a dozen times a day (or more) when he's out in public.
Title: B-R-O-O-O-O-C-E!!!
Post by: urth on April 11, 2005, 05:31:03 PM
Anyone here have any luck getting tix for the Paramount show today? Not I, alas. For a show that was barely promoted, it still sold out in a heartbeat. (Go figure.)
Title: Re: B-R-O-O-O-O-C-E!!!
Post by: ggould on April 11, 2005, 05:41:07 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone here have any luck getting tix for the Paramount show today? Not I, alas. For a show that was barely promoted, it still sold out in a heartbeat. (Go figure.)
Go figure?  Jeez, I'd expect Bruce at the Paramount to sell out in half a heartbeat!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on April 13, 2005, 09:50:58 AM
Happened to stumble across the info last night that Robert Plant will also be playing at the Paramount, July 19 I think. There's a presale starting today (haven't a clue as to the password) so I would assume tix drop to the general public this Sunday. Top ticket is circa $120--yikes! Guess when you're a rock god you can command such dear prices.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2005, 11:25:29 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Happened to stumble across the info last night that Robert Plant will also be playing at the Paramount, July 19 I think. There's a presale starting today (haven't a clue as to the password) so I would assume tix drop to the general public this Sunday. Top ticket is circa $120--yikes! Guess when you're a rock god you can command such dear prices.


I just bought 2 balcony seats (3rd row) for $65 apiece. A friend at work is a HUGE Percy fan.

The password, if you care, is "foghead".
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 13, 2005, 12:54:40 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Happened to stumble across the info last night that Robert Plant will also be playing at the Paramount, July 19 I think. There's a presale starting today (haven't a clue as to the password) so I would assume tix drop to the general public this Sunday. Top ticket is circa $120--yikes! Guess when you're a rock god you can command such dear prices.


I just bought 2 balcony seats (3rd row) for $65 apiece. A friend at work is a HUGE Percy fan.

The password, if you care, is "foghead".



Woohoo!  I'm going too.  Thanks for the password, Mike.  I must have deleted that email...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on April 13, 2005, 01:31:17 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Happened to stumble across the info last night that Robert Plant will also be playing at the Paramount, July 19 I think. There's a presale starting today (haven't a clue as to the password) so I would assume tix drop to the general public this Sunday. Top ticket is circa $120--yikes! Guess when you're a rock god you can command such dear prices.


I just bought 2 balcony seats (3rd row) for $65 apiece. A friend at work is a HUGE Percy fan.

The password, if you care, is "foghead".



Woohoo!  I'm going too.  Thanks for the password, Mike.  I must have deleted that email...


I just tried to see what I'd get if I asked for a single seat, and came up with Row L in the Orchestra, so it looks like I'm going too. Maybe we should meet for a bevvie before the show? (But NOT at the theatre--their prices are outrageous, and their only beer is Budweiser. Feh.)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2005, 01:57:04 PM
woo hoo! we're havin' a percy party!

wait... lemme rephrase that...
Title: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: ggould on April 13, 2005, 02:16:39 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
woo hoo! we're havin' a percy party!

wait... lemme rephrase that...
lame-o that I am, I did a web search for Robert Plant and Percy, and am guessing it's his nickname.  Found this scathing review:

http://www.dallasmusicguide.com/live/robertplant.htm

Pretty funny actually, and I really liked the Austin City Limits where he did "Darkness, Darkness" and "Song for a Siren."  I've seen Zep, I saw Page and Plant at the Oakland Coliseum, don't need to lose my hearing all over again.
Title: Re: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2005, 02:33:26 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
woo hoo! we're havin' a percy party!

wait... lemme rephrase that...
lame-o that I am, I did a web search for Robert Plant and Percy, and am guessing it's his nickname.  Found this scathing review:

http://www.dallasmusicguide.com/live/robertplant.htm

Pretty funny actually, and I really liked the Austin City Limits where he did "Darkness, Darkness" and "Song for a Siren."  I've seen Zep, I saw Page and Plant at the Oakland Coliseum, don't need to lose my hearing all over again.


"percy" is a Brit slang-word for penis. And Mr Plant's percy is legendary, thus the nickname.

There was a British movie in the '70s, Percy about a guy who gets a, uh, appendage transplant. It had a sndtk by the Kinks!

(http://kinks.it.rit.edu/lyrics/regular/percy/sml-percy.gif)
Title: Re: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: ggould on April 13, 2005, 03:18:58 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
woo hoo! we're havin' a percy party!

wait... lemme rephrase that...
lame-o that I am, I did a web search for Robert Plant and Percy, and am guessing it's his nickname.  Found this scathing review:

http://www.dallasmusicguide.com/live/robertplant.htm

Pretty funny actually, and I really liked the Austin City Limits where he did "Darkness, Darkness" and "Song for a Siren."  I've seen Zep, I saw Page and Plant at the Oakland Coliseum, don't need to lose my hearing all over again.


"percy" is a Brit slang-word for penis. And Mr Plant's percy is legendary, thus the nickname.

There was a British movie in the '70s, Percy about a guy who gets a, uh, appendage transplant. It had a sndtk by the Kinks!

(http://kinks.it.rit.edu/lyrics/regular/percy/sml-percy.gif)
Ahh, those wacky brits.  Do you think they have more slang terms for penis (e. g. 'rig') than Americans do?
Title: Re: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: Gazoo on April 13, 2005, 04:35:58 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Ahh, those wacky brits.  Do you think they have more slang terms for penis (e. g. 'rig') than Americans do?

I think we're neck and neck.   :D
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on April 13, 2005, 04:50:41 PM
Christ, I wish I had as much time to look for new avatars as you guys all do!
Title: Re: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: mshray on April 13, 2005, 04:50:47 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
woo hoo! we're havin' a percy party!

wait... lemme rephrase that...
lame-o that I am, I did a web search for Robert Plant and Percy, and am guessing it's his nickname.  Found this scathing review:

http://www.dallasmusicguide.com/live/robertplant.htm

Pretty funny actually, and I really liked the Austin City Limits where he did "Darkness, Darkness" and "Song for a Siren."  I've seen Zep, I saw Page and Plant at the Oakland Coliseum, don't need to lose my hearing all over again.


What'd you say about losing your hearing?  I survived Motorhead at the Warfield on Friday.  That, my friends, is hearing loss.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on April 13, 2005, 04:55:33 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Christ, I wish I had as much time to look for new avatars as you guys all do!


Urth, don't change yours, it's too perfect.  Or else send it to me & let me use it for a while if you decide to change.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on April 13, 2005, 04:58:52 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Christ, I wish I had as much time to look for new avatars as you guys all do!


Urth, don't change yours, it's too perfect.  Or else send it to me & let me use it for a while if you decide to change.


It does rather suit me, doesn't it?  :lol:

Maybe I'll send it to everyone, so we can all be Homer's cat scan for a few days.  :wink:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 13, 2005, 05:02:49 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Christ, I wish I had as much time to look for new avatars as you guys all do!


Urth, don't change yours, it's too perfect.  Or else send it to me & let me use it for a while if you decide to change.


It does rather suit me, doesn't it?  :lol:

Maybe I'll send it to everyone, so we can all be Homer's cat scan for a few days.  :wink:


Hell, I just stole the image now.  I'm building quite the collection...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Beej on April 13, 2005, 05:31:23 PM
Quote
Christ, I wish I had as much time to look for new avatars as you guys all do!

The sad part is I actually have a lot of these images already. Pretty much ever since I've started wandering the internet I've collected pics (hot chicks, scifi stuff, funny stuff, hot chicks, etc).

Then when I started hanging out at TWoP and started participating in the Pixel Challenges- I began keeping a library of images of actors, actresses, pop culture stuff, hot chicks, etc. to use for my various wacky creations.

Then I started doing the tech stuff for Electric Candyland. Part of our schtick is that while the actors are improving on stage- I'm projecting images via a digital projector & laptop. I've expanded my image library to include landscapes & more 'environment' type pics.

And, of course, I screw around a lot during the day when I should be working!
Title: Re: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: ggould on April 13, 2005, 08:07:00 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
woo hoo! we're havin' a percy party!

wait... lemme rephrase that...
lame-o that I am, I did a web search for Robert Plant and Percy, and am guessing it's his nickname.  Found this scathing review:

http://www.dallasmusicguide.com/live/robertplant.htm

Pretty funny actually, and I really liked the Austin City Limits where he did "Darkness, Darkness" and "Song for a Siren."  I've seen Zep, I saw Page and Plant at the Oakland Coliseum, don't need to lose my hearing all over again.


What'd you say about losing your hearing?  I survived Motorhead at the Warfield on Friday.  That, my friends, is hearing loss.
When Zep played at Kezar back in 73, my head ached for a week, and the concert series that may have played out (the Dead played just before them) was permanently stopped due to neighborhood complaints about the noise.  There was one major show there after that, SNACK Sunday, but that was a benefit.
Title: Re: who the hell is Percy?
Post by: urth on April 14, 2005, 09:41:30 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
When Zep played at Kezar back in 73, my head ached for a week, and the concert series that may have played out (the Dead played just before them) was permanently stopped due to neighborhood complaints about the noise.  There was one major show there after that, SNACK Sunday, but that was a benefit.


Wow, it's tough to even try and picture the Dead, let alone Zeppelin, playing at what is now Kezar (granted, it was almost an entirely different place then, but I bet it still turned the Haight and Inner Sunset both on their collective ears.

As to the hearing loss, I think I'll be bringing earplugs, after the sonic battering my ears took at the Fillmore last Saturday. Drive By Truckers resurrected the spirit of Southern rock for three straight hours (three guitars and a quart of JD on the drum riser), and my ears rang like the bells of St. Mary's til Monday morning.
Title: Todd/Joe Jackson
Post by: urth on May 03, 2005, 04:04:58 PM
Noticed when driving up to Boonville for the weekend that the Joe Jackson/Todd Rundgren tour is stopping at the LBC in Santa Rosa, the night before they get to Redwood City. And I don't think it's sold out, if anyone is interested.
Title: Best named tour of the summer
Post by: urth on May 26, 2005, 09:53:41 AM
Just heard a day or so ago that Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds are teaming up for a tour this summer. The tour is called...

Odd Men Out.

 :D
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 31, 2005, 09:33:24 AM
Loggins & Messina are touring... together?  Annalisa said she's giving away tix today; this was news to me!  Does poc know about this?

ETA: L&M are playing the Greek in Berkeley in Sept.
Title: Eagles Farewell I Tour live on NBC
Post by: ggould on June 01, 2005, 08:59:42 PM
watching it, pretty professional if a bit stiff.  I wonder who the other guitar player is?  I've googled my brains out, and it just seems like all anyone wants to tell us is who the original guys are, not who the hired guns are.
Title: Fountains of Cheeze
Post by: urth on June 29, 2005, 02:56:58 PM
Saw a wonderfully amusing show by those mavens of irony, Fountains of Wayne, at Cafe du Nord last night, and among the songs in their set were some covers (or bits thereof) that would be of interest here:

I Can't Get It Out of My Head
White Wedding*
Twilight Zone*
Sharp Dressed Man*
Jet Airliner*
Stairway to Heaven* (just a tidbit)
Double Vision*
Fast Car (again, just a short bit, but hilarious)
Trains and Boats and Planes (Burt Bacharach)

*These were all part of a medley in the midst of Radiation Vibe, their first hit circa '96.

At one point during the encore, someone called out for That Thing You Do, the brilliant bit of pseudo-60s pop that Adam Schlesinger wrote for the film of the same name. His response: "Security!!"

Also, the music that was played on the PA as they took the stage: Gerry Rafferty's Home and Dry.

And the rest of the show was three-minute pop song after three-minute pop song. Great night out.

Btw, I also noted that Graham Parker will be playing at du Nord on July 28. Think I might have to get out to that one as well.
Title: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: urth on July 13, 2005, 12:44:20 PM
Moving the discussion of where to meet before next week's Percy Party to the Concert board.

Another thought: Pacific Coast Brewing Co. It's about 10 blocks from the theatre, but great beer and the last time I was there the food was good. 9th & Washington, just off Broadway, an easy walk from 12th St. BART.

http://www.pacificcoastbrewing.com/
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 13, 2005, 04:31:32 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Moving the discussion of where to meet before next week's Percy Party to the Concert board.

Another thought: Pacific Coast Brewing Co. It's about 10 blocks from the theatre, but great beer and the last time I was there the food was good. 9th & Washington, just off Broadway, an easy walk from 12th St. BART.

http://www.pacificcoastbrewing.com/


It seems unlikely that Sharlene will arrive early enough to do too much before the show.  More likely we could meet in the bar area downstairs a little before the show starts...

This pacific coast brewing place sounds good, though...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 15, 2005, 09:58:32 AM
report from the john hiatt show (yesterday evening, downtown san jose): not so good. john is fine, his voice is prime, but the backing band (drummer excluded) - the north mississippi allstars - left much to desired. lots of out-of-tune wanking...

but that was ok. because a certain steely dan guitarist laid down some sing tracks on my new album yesterday, too. :)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on July 15, 2005, 12:41:15 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
but that was ok. because a certain steely dan guitarist laid down some sing tracks on my new album yesterday, too. :)

 :!:

Deets, please!  This is fab!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 15, 2005, 12:45:13 PM
Quote from: "Gaz at da Voice"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
but that was ok. because a certain steely dan guitarist laid down some sing tracks on my new album yesterday, too. :)

 :!:

Deets, please!  This is fab!


i think "sing" was supposed to read "smoking." :)
jon h. (steely dan recording and live guitarist) is in town playing with boz scaggs. he came to the studio in san jose yesterday, and played on three tracks. such an amazing player. great feel. the songs all have an entirely different language now, and it was just the motivation i needed to finish the album.

i met him five years ago, and we've kept in touch. he was in town in may with boz, and my studio buddy suggested i ask him to play on the album. i was more than a little nervous, but i figured you don't get chances like that every day. so i did, and he agreed, and now i'll have to put one of those decals on the cd shrinkwrap that reads, "featuring jon h."
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 15, 2005, 01:16:57 PM
That's fab POC! Never fear asking. All you get is either a no or a yes. Put me down for an autographed copy of your next release.

Whats 'bout a partee before you leave town?
Title: that reminds me!
Post by: ggould on July 15, 2005, 01:21:08 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i think "sing" was supposed to read "smoking." :)
jon h. (steely dan recording and live guitarist) is in town playing with boz scaggs. he came to the studio in san jose yesterday, and played on three tracks. such an amazing player. great feel. the songs all have an entirely different language now, and it was just the motivation i needed to finish the album.

i met him five years ago, and we've kept in touch. he was in town in may with boz, and my studio buddy suggested i ask him to play on the album. i was more than a little nervous, but i figured you don't get chances like that every day. so i did, and he agreed, and now i'll have to put one of those decals on the cd shrinkwrap that reads, "featuring jon h."

We're going to see Boz tomorrow night!  I have indeed lost track of time, I forgot!  I haven't seen Boz live in so long, I can't remember.  I sold him a bass in my past life, but that was a long time ago too.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 15, 2005, 01:27:35 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
That's fab POC! Never fear asking. All you get is either a no or a yes. Put me down for an autographed copy of your next release.

Whats 'bout a partee before you leave town?


coolio! a party? what's next weekend like? except friday...and i'm going dancing saturday afternoon. maybe a little something on sunday?
Title: Re: that reminds me!
Post by: princessofcairo on July 15, 2005, 01:28:13 PM
Quote from: "ggould"

We're going to see Boz tomorrow night!  I have indeed lost track of time, I forgot!  I haven't seen Boz live in so long, I can't remember.  I sold him a bass in my past life, but that was a long time ago too.


should be a great show! i hope boz uses the steamy mic!
Title: Re: that reminds me!
Post by: ggould on July 15, 2005, 02:22:57 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "ggould"
We're going to see Boz tomorrow night!  I have indeed lost track of time, I forgot!  I haven't seen Boz live in so long, I can't remember.  I sold him a bass in my past life, but that was a long time ago too.
should be a great show! i hope boz uses the steamy mic!

Steamy Mic?
Title: Re: that reminds me!
Post by: princessofcairo on July 15, 2005, 03:10:18 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Steamy Mic?


to quote bill andted, "you'll see."
Title: Re: that reminds me!
Post by: ggould on July 15, 2005, 03:31:33 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Steamy Mic?
to quote bill andted, "you'll see."

I never saw the movie.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 15, 2005, 05:12:02 PM
oh, and talk abou your six degrees: told me yesterday that he's headed to europe this fall to perform in the stage musical, "bagdad cafe," worknig with composer (you guessed it) bob telson (also responsible for "the gospel at colonus").
Title: as Urth would say:
Post by: ggould on July 15, 2005, 05:38:41 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
oh, and talk abou your six degrees: told me yesterday that he's headed to europe this fall to perform in the stage musical, "bagdad cafe," worknig with composer (you guessed it) bob telson (also responsible for "the gospel at colonus").

There are no coincidences!
Title: Boz Scaggs at Mountain Winery
Post by: ggould on July 17, 2005, 08:12:56 PM
I have never been here, despite growing up in this area.  My high school bus route dropped some kids off near Carneil and Wardell just down Highway 9.  Fabulous venue. Four Year Bender did a short opening set, and they were very  pleasant and competent.  They are a local band, so maybe some of you have heard them.

About a half hour later, the band (minus Boz) came out, and some woman behind us said "Which one is Boz?"  They started with "Lowdown" which was very tasty.  The sound level and balance was superb.  Boz was so relaxed, everything had a kind of timeless calm to it.  The band was real good, not my favorite band, but I've seen Boz so many times over the years, starting as a member of the Steve Miller Blues Band at Fillmore West, it's hard to compare.  He's almost as big a chameleon as David Bowie, but more sincere about it.  Other songs were "Jo Jo," "Harbor Lights" (real spacy), a couple of songs from 'Dig' which I didn't know, but they went over well.   He even gave one of his backup singers, Monet, a solo turn on "Street Life."  The crowd loved her.  Martha remarked it felt like being at our high school reunion, as far as the age of people at the show.  I was so pleased when he started in to "Slow Dancer" but some of the clueless women behind us kept chattering.  I guess if it's pre-"Lowdown" they don't get it.  He did at least three encores, starting with the oldest song of the night, "Runnin' Blues," which was basically a showcase vehicle for the band to stretch out on.  We left during the third encore, "Danger, Breakdown Straight Ahead," since we were warned we might get trapped in the parking lot.  If he did "Loan Me a Dime" after that, I won't forgive myself!

I say you owe it to yourself sometime to catch a show there.  Perhaps the most intimate and beautiful place I've seen.

Not from this gig, but a nice shot from the bozscaggs.com site:
(http://www.bozscaggs.com/_media/pics0704/boz1.jpg)
Title: Re: Boz Scaggs at Mountain Winery
Post by: Alicat on July 17, 2005, 09:47:27 PM
Quote from: "ggould"

I say you owe it to yourself sometime to catch a show there.  Perhaps the most intimate and beautiful place I've seen.

Sounds wonderful. My first Mtn. Winery experience is going to be next Wed. 27th for Mark Knopfler. I can hardly wait!
Title: Re: Boz Scaggs at Mountain Winery
Post by: ggould on July 17, 2005, 10:37:23 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "ggould"
I say you owe it to yourself sometime to catch a show there.  Perhaps the most intimate and beautiful place I've seen.
Sounds wonderful. My first Mtn. Winery experience is going to be next Wed. 27th for Mark Knopfler. I can hardly wait!

I can hardly imagine how nice that could be.  I did see Dire Straits in an even smaller venue twice, The Old Waldorf.  It was pretty freakin' awesome to see their first American tours in such a small club.
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: RGMike on July 18, 2005, 10:55:28 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "urth"
Moving the discussion of where to meet before next week's Percy Party to the Concert board.

Another thought: Pacific Coast Brewing Co. It's about 10 blocks from the theatre, but great beer and the last time I was there the food was good. 9th & Washington, just off Broadway, an easy walk from 12th St. BART.

http://www.pacificcoastbrewing.com/


It seems unlikely that Sharlene will arrive early enough to do too much before the show.  More likely we could meet in the bar area downstairs a little before the show starts...

This pacific coast brewing place sounds good, though...


Just to confirm -- is this the plan?  We'll meet in the bar area downstairs at the P'mount 7:30-7:45'ish?
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 19, 2005, 09:18:03 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"

Just to confirm -- is this the plan?  We'll meet in the bar area downstairs at the P'mount 7:30-7:45'ish?


I'll try to be there about then.  Doesn't look like Sharlene will be with me, and my buddy Dave is somewhat anti-social...
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: urth on July 19, 2005, 11:04:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
More likely we could meet in the bar area downstairs a little before the show starts...

This pacific coast brewing place sounds good, though...


Just to confirm -- is this the plan?  We'll meet in the bar area downstairs at the P'mount 7:30-7:45'ish?


Yep, sounds like the most feasible at this point. May head down there between bands too. (There is an opener, yes?)
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2005, 11:23:14 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Yep, sounds like the most feasible at this point. May head down there between bands too. (There is an opener, yes?)


presumably an opener but I have no idea who -- his website was no help.
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: urth on July 19, 2005, 11:42:12 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Yep, sounds like the most feasible at this point. May head down there between bands too. (There is an opener, yes?)


presumably an opener but I have no idea who -- his website was no help.


Neither was the Paramount's, nor Ticketbastard. But according to the Another Planet site, the opener is Little Axe. Whoever that is. Gaz? Any help?
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2005, 11:56:52 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Yep, sounds like the most feasible at this point. May head down there between bands too. (There is an opener, yes?)


presumably an opener but I have no idea who -- his website was no help.


Neither was the Paramount's, nor Ticketbastard. But according to the Another Planet site, the opener is Little Axe. Whoever that is. Gaz? Any help?


Little Axe is Skip McDonald, guitarist of the original Sugar Hill Gang (and of the "house band" for the Sugarhill record label, he played on most of their early rap singles):

http://www.skysaw.org/onu/artists/littleaxeskipmcdonald.html
Title: Re: Pre-Percy pub crawl
Post by: princessofcairo on July 19, 2005, 12:23:30 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"

Little Axe is Skip McDonald, guitarist of the original Sugar Hill Gang (and of the "house band" for the Sugarhill record label, he played on most of their early rap singles):

http://www.skysaw.org/onu/artists/littleaxeskipmcdonald.html


little axe has a fab instrumental entitled, "blue." i may have copied it on mshray's computer at the last shindig. a funny opener for percy, but i bet it will work!
Title: Post Plant postulating
Post by: urth on July 20, 2005, 09:59:21 AM
Best I could do on short sleep. (The subject, that is.)

As Rod said, the show was pretty good. A healthy helping of Zep tunes (over half the set, safe to say) but most had been reworked from their more familiar, Zep-ified incarnations (so that's where he came up with "The Mighty Rearranger." And none were newer than Houses of the Holy. Opened with a very Middle Eastern-inflected No Quarter. Other high points: Whole Lotta Love (the finale, think he saved his voice for this one); That's the Way, Gallows Pole, and When the Levee Breaks. Also did Black Dog, Heartbreaker and Hey Hey What Can I Do, for those keeping score at home.

Two covers were also offered up, both of which had reference to local musicians: Morning Dew (which he intro'd as having been written as a Canadian protest song, later performed by the Grateful Dead) and, by way of a tribute to the Bay area bands that influenced him "when I was a kid" a fairly straight ahead version of White Rabbit.

As Rod said, his voice sounded pretty good, although I don't think he's got the range he once did. He seemed to be keeping things in a lower register than he did in the good ol days, but he did let loose for Whole Lotta Love.

And alas, the best laid plans: didn't meet Mike & Rod preshow, as I didn't get into the theater until after 8. I'd met some other friends and ended up eating (and drinking) in the bar at Broadway and Grand and next thing I knew it was nearly 8. Sorry guys. I did see Rod later, as he was sitting about 4 rows ahead of me, but didn't spot Mike.
Title: Re: Post Plant postulating
Post by: Gazoo on July 20, 2005, 10:02:26 AM
Quote from: "urth"
a fairly straight ahead version of White Rabbit.


< Gaz hyperventilates >

< thunk >

< bump-da-de-bump-da-de-bump >

< THUNK >

That was me falling down the stairs in disbelief.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2005, 10:56:55 AM
Nothing more to add to the Plant comments, but I did like Little Axe quite a bit -- a little Hendrix, a pinch of Living Color and a lotta slow bluesy stuff. And the crowd really seemed to like 'em.  I give them bonus points for starting EXACTLY at 8pm and finishing EXACTLY 30 mins later -- if only all opening acts could be that well-timed.
Title: Re: Post Plant postulating
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2005, 10:58:47 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
a fairly straight ahead version of White Rabbit.


< Gaz hyperventilates >

< thunk >

< bump-da-de-bump-da-de-bump >

< THUNK >

That was me falling down the stairs in disbelief.


They're gonna turn it into a new Viagra campaign: "One pill makes your Percy larger..."
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 21, 2005, 01:35:30 PM
Aidin Vaziri give thumbs down to Em & Fitty:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/21/DDGLKDQGFN1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on July 21, 2005, 08:53:17 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Aidin Vaziri give thumbs down to Em & Fitty:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/21/DDGLKDQGFN1.DTL


Yet again the question arises: Why would you send someone to cover a concert who doesn't like the artists playing it (and probably doesn't like the genre)?  Vaziri didn't review the concert, he reviewed the (salacious and violent) records that Eminem and 50 Cent have made over the years.  Vaziri's mission wasn't to advise whether Em and Fiddy gave him the show he wanted, it was to advise whether they gave the crowd the show they wanted.  But because Vaziri thinks himself superior to the crowd, the mission was aborted.  Just as his writing career probably should be.

I mean, seriously, folks.  Y'all know my biases.  Do you think any publication worth its salt would ask me to review a Jimmy Buffett concert?  Or a Verdi opera?  Or a Christian Abstinence rally?  That selfish twat Aidin should only be writing about those things for which he can take himself out of the picture for Five Friggin' Minutes and actually prove some hard information to justify his snark.

(rant over)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 21, 2005, 10:12:36 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Aidin Vaziri give thumbs down to Em & Fitty:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/21/DDGLKDQGFN1.DTL


Yet again the question arises: Why would you send someone to cover a concert who doesn't like the artists playing it (and probably doesn't like the genre)?  Vaziri didn't review the concert, he reviewed the (salacious and violent) records that Eminem and 50 Cent have made over the years.  Vaziri's mission wasn't to advise whether Em and Fiddy gave him the show he wanted, it was to advise whether they gave the crowd the show they wanted.  But because Vaziri thinks himself superior to the crowd, the mission was aborted.  Just as his writing career probably should be.

I mean, seriously, folks.  Y'all know my biases.  Do you think any publication worth its salt would ask me to review a Jimmy Buffett concert?  Or a Verdi opera?  Or a Christian Abstinence rally?  That selfish twat Aidin should only be writing about those things for which he can take himself out of the picture for Five Friggin' Minutes and actually prove some hard information to justify his snark.

(rant over)

I like your style!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 22, 2005, 07:42:50 AM
and speaking of writers who don't review the concert so much as they review the performer's past: here's Brad Kava on Robert Plant in the Merc...

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2005/07/review_robert_p.html#comments

his review is followed by reader comments that are right on.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 25, 2005, 09:11:11 AM
Hey Geoff... KFOG is giving away tix for this John Mayer Trio concert... no, not the John Butler Trio, the John MAYER Trio -- it's John Mayer's little Blues side project. And they've got Pino Palladino on bass!
Title: John Mayer Trio
Post by: ggould on July 25, 2005, 09:32:59 AM
certainly looks interesting.  What a killer band.  Ideally, I'd love to see this band do the Hendrix stuff.
Quote from: "bio on website"

JOHN MAYER TRIO FORMED; FALL TOUR ANNOUNCED

Acclaimed Artist Teams With All-Star Players Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino; Ray LaMontagne and Joss Stone Already Confirmed as Special Guests

June 29, 2005 - New York, NY - Never one to rest on his laurels, three-time Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling writer/singer/guitarist John Mayer announces the formation of John Mayer Trio. This new venture marks the next phase in the remarkable evolution of a gifted, adventurous and prolific young artist who, in just the last few months, has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Scofield and Herbie Hancock,among others.

Joining Mayer in this new undertaking are drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck), a pair of in-demand veterans who are readily acknowledged by their peers as the very best at their respective instruments. Mayer is thrilled that these two greats have chosen to join him in his latest musical
adventure.

“Steve and I had been doing sessions together, and we were scheduled to do the Tsunami Aid benefit” Mayer recalls, “so Steve said, ‘I know who we can get—Pino Palladino.’ I said, ‘I’d love to play with Pino.’ Pino came and we rehearsed Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Bold as Love’ for the benefit. And something happened that I had hoped my entire life would happen, which is that thing about how a band got together for the first time, and everyone in the room just knew there was something special. When it became me, Steve and Pino, it became this whole different thing. That set me off on a writing streak; the challenge was, ‘Here’s this great band - now what are you gonna do with it?’
So I went and wrote from a whole new place. So it became a band.”

The trio, who subsequently appeared at the 2005 Grammys, performing a captivating rendition of Mayer’s “Daughters, which later that evening won the awards for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, will unveil their electrified sound on a fall tour of North America , including three dates with the Rolling Stones (dates below). Ray LaMontagne and Joss Stone have been confirmed as special guests on selected shows, while other support acts are still to be announced. Mayer’s fans are already familiar with his guitar skills and willingness to push the envelope of his music from having attended his concerts, but expect this stripped-down configuration to take these elements to another level altogether, as he answers the musical challenges provided by his gifted bandmates. “This trio tour isn’t just an excuse to blow on the guitar,” says Mayer. “It’s an opportunity to present my fans with something live, in the sense of living now—that classic palate. I want people to show up at the gig and see the amp lights glowing and hear that idling buzz. I just want to bring people that power.”

This new venture is a testament to the tremendous respect Mayer has for his fans, as he continues to provide them with new musical permutations in the knowledge that they’ll willingly go wherever he chooses to take them. These fans understand that Mayer is a restless spirit with an ongoing need to test the limits; indeed, that restlessness is the essence of his appeal - it defines who he is and the path he’s traveling. “I have a whole new appetite for something different,” Mayer enthuses. “I want people to feel, and share, this excitement that I have.”
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hey Geoff... KFOG is giving away tix for this John Mayer Trio concert... no, not the John Butler Trio, the John MAYER Trio -- it's John Mayer's little Blues side project. And they've got Pino Palladino on bass!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on July 25, 2005, 09:58:07 AM
The guy who won the 9:00 Pop Quiz tix today knew all about it.  He seemed as excited to see Pino as I would be.

Hey Urth it's at the Fillmore Sept 6, is that an evening that you'll be ushering?

Maybe we should see how many of us can get tix & go.  I'm not that big into John Mayer, but the trio sounds very interesting.
Title: JM3
Post by: ggould on July 25, 2005, 10:13:08 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
I'm not that big into John Mayer, but the trio sounds very interesting.

My sediments exactly!
Title: Re: JM3
Post by: princessofcairo on July 25, 2005, 10:49:05 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "mshray"
I'm not that big into John Mayer, but the trio sounds very interesting.

My sediments exactly!


although he's been passed off as over-produced pop, john was initially a guitar virtuoso. that's what i remember about his music from mp3.com days. damn fine instrumentals and extended solos.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on July 25, 2005, 01:49:36 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Urth it's at the Fillmore Sept 6, is that an evening that you'll be ushering?


Nope, actually the Fillmore no longer has ushers (Clearchannel strikes again--free labor=bad) so I've only been going to the Fillmore on my own nickel for the past year or so. Which means, not nearly as often.

They do still do the usher thing at the Warfield--they pay you to do it, but that means you actually have to work, and you don't get cut when the headliner comes on. So, it's not so great if you actually want to see the show.
Title: Mark Knopfler July 27, 2005 Mountain Winery
Post by: Alicat on July 28, 2005, 12:18:30 AM
Wow. Great show. My first time at the venue. Beautiful outdoor setting, intimate. I got lucky and had wonderful left stage bleacher seating. Equivalent of front row, Row A, third row of seats, seat #1 on aisle. For the encore I walked down three steps, forward a few feet and was in front of the stage. Bass player in front of me, Knopfler about 12-15 feet to my right.   mmmmmmmm. Cameras and video taping was allowed. Who knew?

Opener was William Topley. Sounded familiar but I'm not sure why. I ate/drank and watched/listened from a distance.

Knopfler played for about 2 hours. First song was a newer one I think and I don't know the title. There are a few I can't name. Song 2 was Walk of Life with great big bass and wonderful accordian. Then came What It Is and Sailing to Philadelphia. Romeo and Juliet was beautiful. Very understated guitar work. Sexy voice. He used two guitars (not simultaneously). His voice is more mature and husky than on earlier recordings.

Next came Sultans of Swing and then he talked a bit and introduced band mates. Guy Fletcher I think. Richard Bennett playing a  (sp?) bazookie. Glen Wolf on bass, Matt Rawlins (sp?) pianist and accordian and Danny Cummings doing percussion. Drums were great. All band members contributed well. Two or three more songs that were familiar but I have no idea what they were. Included superb guitar work, four guitarists and an accordian.

Telegraph Road was beautiful. Crickets were audible background noise. Wonderful piano intro.  He took a break and came back for an encore. I didn't know the first song, then he played Money for Nothing (he modified lyrics a bit and improvised, seemed to be having a good time) and So Far Away. I was up close and personal for So Far Away.

So much more I wanted to hear but I'm not disappointed. No other guitarist has the style and sound Mark has. Definitely one of my guitar gods.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler July 27, 2005 Mountain Winery
Post by: urth on July 28, 2005, 09:35:11 AM
Nice review, there, Alicat--sounds like a superb evening! (Do they still hand out samples of wine at the intermission?)

Recognized a couple of the names you mentioned--Guy Fletcher was a touring member of Dire Straits from at least the Brothers in Arms tour and maybe before. And I think he might have toured with Pink Floyd in their post-Waters era. And Matt Rollings--if it's the guy I'm thinking of--has been a mainstay in Lyle Lovett's Large Band for years. Great players, both. (I'm impressed that you were able to keep track of all the names of the backing players--were you taking notes?)
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler July 27, 2005 Mountain Winery
Post by: Alicat on July 28, 2005, 10:24:17 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Nice review, there, Alicat--sounds like a superb evening! (Do they still hand out samples of wine at the intermission?)

were you taking notes?)

I'm such a geek.

No free wine but I bought a few servings.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler July 27, 2005 Mountain Winery
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2005, 10:48:49 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
Nice review, there, Alicat--sounds like a superb evening! (Do they still hand out samples of wine at the intermission?)

were you taking notes?)

I'm such a geek.

No free wine but I bought a few servings.


We're all geeks, baby... that's why we're here!  All hail geeks!
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler July 27, 2005 Mountain Winery
Post by: ggould on July 28, 2005, 11:40:20 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Nice review, there, Alicat--sounds like a superb evening! (Do they still hand out samples of wine at the intermission?)

Recognized a couple of the names you mentioned--Guy Fletcher was a touring member of Dire Straits from at least the Brothers in Arms tour and maybe before. And I think he might have toured with Pink Floyd in their post-Waters era. And Matt Rollings--if it's the guy I'm thinking of--has been a mainstay in Lyle Lovett's Large Band for years. Great players, both. (I'm impressed that you were able to keep track of all the names of the backing players--were you taking notes?)

You might be thinking of Guy Pratt as far as Pink Floyd is concerned.  The bass player was probably Glenn Worf, a Nashville bassist.  I'm extrememly jealous you heard Telegraph Road.  I've seen Dire Straits a few times, but never that song.
Title: Howard Tate (upcoming)
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on July 28, 2005, 12:25:11 PM
Next Friday I'm going to see Howard Tate at Joe's Pub.  His manager told me he's debuting new material from outside writers (i.e., no Jerry Ragovoy collabs).  Alas, no horns, as it's a small venue, but it should be interesting.

And the Thursday after that, the Jefferson A/S Family are coming to B.B. King's, which I wish I had a press contact for -- I'd love to get backstage or beforehand access.  (Yeah, I've gotten spoiled.)

Gaz
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on August 01, 2005, 10:48:29 PM
PLEASE REPLY WITH OPINIONS -- THANKS!!!

I'm buying a ticket to the Jefferson Airplane/Starship concert next Thursday at B.B. King's.  The performing band is Kantner, Balin, Freiberg, and the usual backing musicians, including Diana Magnano and Darby Gold handling the Grace parts as they've done for many years.  There are two purchase options:

$35 - General Admission seating
$65 - VIP ticket features early sound check access, meet and greet with all musicians, CD copy of the night's performance and preferred seating.

Y'all know how silly about the band I am.  Mildly less so without Grace, but I'm a realist with these things.  And knowing that I'm by necessity frugal ... Should I spend the extra $30 on the VIP package?  The CD would be a crapshoot (Marty's uneven live - lazy, I think), but the meet/greet could be interesting: I've met Paul and Grace, but never Marty or David, and there's much I'd like to thank them for.  Still, I'm dubious as to how much face time one actually gets -- I have to imagine a wedding-reception line, at best.  Any of you ever take part in a musician meet & greet before a show?

I need to make a decision sometime tomorrow.  (And I need to determine if I'll have a date for this thing.)  So I reiterate:

PLEASE REPLY WITH OPINIONS -- THANKS!!!

Thanks for listening,
Gaz.
Title: to VIP or not VIP
Post by: ggould on August 02, 2005, 08:20:21 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
PLEASE REPLY WITH OPINIONS -- THANKS!!!

I'm buying a ticket to the Jefferson Airplane/Starship concert next Thursday at B.B. King's.  The performing band is Kantner, Balin, Freiberg, and the usual backing musicians, including Diana Magnano and Darby Gold handling the Grace parts as they've done for many years.  There are two purchase options:

$35 - General Admission seating
$65 - VIP ticket features early sound check access, meet and greet with all musicians, CD copy of the night's performance and preferred seating.

I have never done this kind of thing, and definitely respect saving the money.  It's hard to say how much face time you'd get, but you might find the sound check interesting.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on August 02, 2005, 11:32:40 AM
Yesterday I apparently dropped a twenty either coming out of or going into the donut shop with my kids.  Now only have $2 in my pocket until the next trip to the ATM.  But I'm not beating myself up over it.

Suppose you dropped $30 on the subway, how bad would you feel?  Now suppose you decided to save the extra $30 on the VIP, and later heard that the backstage thing was even halfway decent, how bad would you feel?

I think it would be worth it just for the chance to possibly hear Grace say, "Hi Joe!  Sure I remember you."

--my 2 cents worth
Title: Chet Helms party
Post by: ggould on August 02, 2005, 10:22:40 PM
this may be primarily of interest to Gaz, but the living SF music history pix are pretty cool.  First, here's a link to some photos:

http://vcpractice.com/chet/

Attached to the email I got is a rather long description and set list(s):

Following is a good review of the show:

I'll just note what I can recall. There were so many people from every
band playing together, I'm sure to omit somebody and mess up the order
of acts. I also don't know all the players by name, when a detailed
setlist shows up then we'll all know who did what...

Wavy Gravy as emcee with Flying Other Brothers Roger McNamee as
(train)conductor. The hall was very intimate and it was easy to imagine
what it was like in the old ballrooms.

The lightshow was excellent, among the artists was Jerry Abrams of
Headlights/JA renown. A large circular screen centered above the stage
had two hanging panels on each side featuring white projection areas on
tye-dyed backgrounds. Old style liquid projection (at one point on
screen I watched as the artist added colored liquids from something that
looked like a plastic squeeze condiment bottle onto the projector and
mixed the colors of their palette), computer graphics and video both
live and recorded were shown. As John Krug has noted, many vintage
videos were screened as part of the light show. Many we've seen before,
segments from The Hippie Temptation, Human Be-in. Footage from People's
Park in Berkeley with troops on Telegraph, a video regarding the
facsimile edition of the Oracle (Chet's image here as he was interviewed
(there was no audio) was cheered by the crowd.) Some other footage with
Chet was shown, could this have been from the Tribal Stomp at the Greek
Theater 78?

The evening started with Joli Valenti and Friends as "The Friends of
Chet Band" with Mario Cipollina, Greg's Douglass and Anton and other
veterans of Quicksilver Gold. They played "Mona", "Imagine" (or did I
imagine that?), an un-recorded song by Joli's father Dino, a version of
Hendrix's "Angel" sung by a powerful drummer whose name I didn't catch,
David Frieberg joined for "Get Together".

The Flying Other Brothers with Barry Sless served as the "house band".
Pete Sears played keyboard, bass & accordion with just about every act
that appeared. Pete sang the lead vocals for "Stella Blue" the first of
many nods to Jerry Garcia's upcoming birthday. Chet's birthday is the
day after Jerry's. The FOB together and individually came and went from
the stage to support various acts. Other percussionists added to the
mix.

Then David Nelson Band, they did "Fennario" among others with Bob Weir
joining in for "Friend of the Devil" and "Ripple".

I think the "JS" portion of the show was very well received. Paul did
justice to "In My Life." Wavy Gravy was still introducing Paul, Prairie
and "Diane" as he started the song. I think many in the crowd were
unfamiliar with "Shadowlands", when Darby joined Diana on stage. A real
highlight of the entire evening, IMO, was David Frieberg singing "Pride
of Man", he was "in command" of the whole hall. His delivery was
powerful and confident, the backing band was excellent. Mark Karan took
the first lead solo and Barry Sless the second. It was really a shining
moment. David was wearing a black John Cipollina t-shirt! Paul then led
a rousing version of "Volunteers" with many in the audience singing
along and Diana leading the "Fight Back! refrain.

Bobby Vega, Prairie Prince and FOB drummer Jim Sanchez did an
instrumental featuring Vega's bass stylings.

Bob Weir with Karan and Matt Kelley did "Ashes and Glass", several Dead
songs including "The Wheel", "I Know You Rider", "Deal", mentioned
Jerry's birthday and did another signature Garcia song (which one I'm
forgetting at the moment), "She Belongs to Me", "KC Moan".

Mickey Hart joined in the middle of Bob's set and sang "Iko, Iko" and a
tribute to Jerry song I've heard, but can't recall the name "Down the
Road?" about Kennedy, John Lennon and "a big beard and glasses in the
sky".

T-Bone Burnett did a couple of songs, great voice and presence.

Country Joe came on with "Ridin' on A Starship" (is this a poke at
BATE?), led the audience in the "cheer" and
"Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag" and "Save the Whales" (background
vocals by David Frieberg, his wife, Diana, and another female singer
rather operatic with interesting vocalization.

Big Brother came out strong with Kathy McDonald doing vocals on "Down on
Me". Only originals were Peter Albin and David Getz, Sam Andrew was
appearing somewhere in a play, the lead guitar was provided by Tom Fitch
a BBHC alumni. They were joined shortly by Leigh Stephens from Blue
Cheer, who seemed rather subdued in his playing until "Ball and Chain".
I was at the back of the Hall and quite a few people left during BBHC. I
don't think the music drove them out, simply the late
hour or closing parking garages.

After BBHC, FOB came back on. Merle Saunders joined Pete at the keyboard
to rousing applause. It was getting early (1:30 AM) and as they played
"Going Down the Road Feeling Bad", I also took the hint and left. Sorry
that I may have missed Terry Haggerty and any finale.[I guess the show
wasn't much longer from what else I've read.]

As for the posters, what can one say? Check them out here on the auction
page:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7534741448

All but two of the poster artists were present, it would have been hard
for Rick Griffin to attend, but his artwork was used to great effect in
a poster with permission from his estate. The 14 poster pack made this
concert a "no-brainer" for those lucky enough to attend. What Pete Sears
did for organizing the musicians, Chris Shaw did for the poster artists.
Each attendee got a laminate (a smaller version of one of the posters)as
a "ticket" to get a poster pack. As you got your posters, a small cut
was made in the corner of the laminate.

I hope others will fill in any gaps, and look forward to their
impressions of this landmark event.

Thanks to all the organizers, Chet's family and especially Chet himself.
I have very good memories of events I've attended that Chet put on,
seeing him at various shows. I feel fortunate I was able to talk with
him and thank him about one of these memories as he autographed Mouse's
poster for the 78 Tribal Stomp, which is one of my favorites.





tried to keep a setlist, but must admit I was having so much fun at the
front by the stage, + catching up with so many old friends in side
conversations - that my setlist notes are not complete. Adding to Jim's
post above, from my notebook:

(Joli Valenti and 'friends')
MONA (you knew from this instant the night was gonna ROCK! (this comment
for Angie))
IMAGINE
??? (I didn't catch the title to this one)
ANGEL
GET TOGETHER

(Flying Other Brothers and 'friends')
NICK OF TIME >
JAM >
DEVIL'S KITCHEN
SPILLIN' THE BLUES
STELLA BLUE (Pete Sears vocal/keys and Barry Sless - just awesome)

(David Nelson w/Pete Sears on bass(yes!), Barry Sless, Matt Kelly on
harp, Jimmy Sanchez on drums (he's been on drums since the beginning of
the FOB's set))
ROCKY ROAD BLUES
DIFFERENT WORLD
PEGGY-O/FENNARIO
EARL'S GIRLS

(now joined by Bob Weir and Robin Sylvester)
WHEEL >
RIPPLE

(Bobby Vega + Prairie Prince + Jimmy Sanchez)
??? (I don't know the title but never leave Bobby Vega out of any list
of top ten greatest bass players)

(T-Bone Burnett w/Flying Other Brothers & Prairie Prince)
??? (didn't catch the title)
MARCHING TO ZION (???)

(Paul Kantner + Diana Mangano + Prairie Prince)
IN MY LIFE (PK on 12 string acoustic)
(now joined by Darby Gould - PK switches to the Ric)
SHADOWLANDS (!!)
(now joined by David Freiberg, Linda Imperial, Barry Sless, Mark Karan,
Bobby Vega, Roger McNamee, Pete Sears)
PRIDE OF MAN (!!)
VOLUNTEERS (!!) (Diana pulls Eth up onstage to assist - the whole room
is singing Volunteers)

(Bob Weir, Robin Sylvester, Barry Sless, Mark Karan, Matt Kelly)
KC MOAN
ASHES & GLASS
(Bob Weir says "Somebody's Birthday is coming up.") >
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
(now Mickey Hart come out and leads...)
AIKO AIKO
DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN
(Mickey leaves)
I KNOW YOU RIDER
DEAL

(Country Joe, Bobby Vega, Pete Sears, Roger McNamee)
STARSHIP RIDE
(now joined by David Freiberg, Linda Imperial, Diana Mangano)
GIVE ME AN 'F'.... >
I FEEL LIKE I'M FIXIN' TO DIE RAG (VIETNAM RAG)
SAVE THE WHALES

(Big Brother and the Holding Company - introduced by Wavy as 'Chet's
band)
?? - (I was in the back talking with John Murray + others + getting much
needed water - I didn't write down any of the great BBHC set)
Big Brother's set (order uncertain) included:
Down On Me
Blindman
Summertime
All Is Loneliness (not certain about this one)
Piece of My Heart
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On (or some sorta oldie)
Ball and Chain


(Flying Other Brother Brothers with Pete Sears and MERL SAUNDERS(!!) on
keys)
GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN' BAD
(Merl leaves and then Bert Keely leads for the finale)
FOREVER YOUNG

- - - - - - - -

Audio was mixed by the ever-incredible Howard Danchik. John Murray also
assisting. Hardly a snafu all night. The entire 6+ hours is recorded in
24bit/48Khz 24 track audio, and multi camera Beta. I say the entire
concert from beginning to end should be the final product to DVDs - not
a trimmed-down-to-fit-on-one-DVD version. Every minute of this concert
needs to be released (IMHO).

Mr. Pete Sears had a huge hand in assembling this entire production.
Thanks, Pete.

That's my notebook from the show.

Peace,
Tahoe Bob
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on August 02, 2005, 11:37:39 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
PLEASE REPLY WITH OPINIONS -- THANKS!!!

I'm buying a ticket to the Jefferson Airplane/Starship concert next Thursday at B.B. King's.  
$65 - VIP ticket features early sound check access, meet and greet with all musicians, CD copy of the night's performance and preferred seating.

Y'all know how silly about the band I am.  PLEASE REPLY WITH OPINIONS -- THANKS!!!

Thanks for listening,
Gaz.

SPEND THE EXTRA. I'll send you $20 if you really need it. Happy to donate to your cause, REALLY! You only live once. Spend it on what you enjoy. I just got home from the losing Giants game (great 9th inning!) and blew some silly amount of money on beer and miscellaneous stuff. I couldn't really afford to blow the cash but I had a great time. Was handed a practice ball too.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on August 03, 2005, 08:48:26 AM
Geoff, the recap of Chet's party was unbelievable.  I could make a joke about how they could cast an entire season of "Celebrity Fit Club" from some of those thicker-in-the-middles, but heh.  What an amazing spirit of community still lingers with those folks -- you'd NEVER see today's modern-rock bands conspiring and celebrating with each other in similar fashion today.  That irks me.

And thanks as well to you, Alicat and Mshray for chiming in on the JA/JS VIP tix.  I did end up spending the extra bucks (with Ticketbastard fees it came to $75).  I wish I could pitch it as a story, but most/all magazines are only interested in live reviews if it's a hot band and/or the show can be pegged to a pending release or interview or other news-y event.

But it'll be an interesting show, dare I say a solid one, and it'll be a great pleasure to thank Marty for "Miracles" and "Hearts" and "Share a Little Joke" and "Today" and so many others, and David for his work on "Harp Tree Lament" and the whole BVT album.  I'll have a full report next week.

I'll also have a report this weekend on the Howard Tate show.

Gaz
Title: the pitch
Post by: ggould on August 03, 2005, 09:06:34 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I wish I could pitch it as a story, but most/all magazines are only interested in live reviews if it's a hot band and/or the show can be pegged to a pending release or interview or other news-y event.

Pitch it as some pathetic gathering of old hippies, then double-cross them!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 03, 2005, 10:13:18 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Geoff, the recap of Chet's party was unbelievable.  I could make a joke about how they could cast an entire season of "Celebrity Fit Club" from some of those thicker-in-the-middles, but heh.  What an amazing spirit of community still lingers with those folks -- you'd NEVER see today's modern-rock bands conspiring and celebrating with each other in similar fashion today.  That irks me.

And thanks as well to you, Alicat and Mshray for chiming in on the JA/JS VIP tix.  I did end up spending the extra bucks (with Ticketbastard fees it came to $75).  I wish I could pitch it as a story, but most/all magazines are only interested in live reviews if it's a hot band and/or the show can be pegged to a pending release or interview or other news-y event.

But it'll be an interesting show, dare I say a solid one, and it'll be a great pleasure to thank Marty for "Miracles" and "Hearts" and "Share a Little Joke" and "Today" and so many others, and David for his work on "Harp Tree Lament" and the whole BVT album.  I'll have a full report next week.

I'll also have a report this weekend on the Howard Tate show.

Gaz


Joe, I'm glad you went ahead and bit the bullet & got the VIP tix, cuz that would have been my advice too. This is an opportunity you may not get again, and considering how much you love the band, you gotta dig deep and do it--no matter the outcome, you would likely regret it if you didn't.

That said, meet and greets can be a little weird, but that depends on both the fans present (how creepy they are) and the artist (some are more shy than others--see the backstage scene at GAMH with Jeff Tweedy in "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" for a prime example of this). But since they're advertising this and opening it up to fans, I have to think the band knows what they're getting into and will be open to talking with you a bit. Go, enjoy yourself, keep your expectations in check a bit if you can, and take copious notes. I wanna hear all about it.
Title: Daisy Dukes...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 05, 2005, 08:06:30 AM
Sounds like Dukes of Hazard isn't too good.  I'm shocked!  Shocked I tell you.

from Ebert:

Quote
Simpson plays Daisy Duke, whose short shorts became so famous on TV that they were known as "Daisy Dukes." She models them to a certain effect in a few brief scenes, but is missing from most of the movie. Maybe she isn't even smart enough to wear shorts.
Title: Re: Daisy Dukes...
Post by: RGMike on August 05, 2005, 08:16:05 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Sounds like Dukes of Hazard isn't too good.  I'm shocked!  Shocked I tell you.

from Ebert:

Quote
Simpson plays Daisy Duke, whose short shorts became so famous on TV that they were known as "Daisy Dukes." She models them to a certain effect in a few brief scenes, but is missing from most of the movie. Maybe she isn't even smart enough to wear shorts.


and yet Owen Gleiberman in EW gave it a B+ ?!?

apparently Ms Simpson was interviewed last week and they asked her what she thought of Lance Armstrong... and she had NO IDEA who  he was.
Title: Re: Daisy Dukes...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 05, 2005, 08:20:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Sounds like Dukes of Hazard isn't too good.  I'm shocked!  Shocked I tell you.

from Ebert:

Quote
Simpson plays Daisy Duke, whose short shorts became so famous on TV that they were known as "Daisy Dukes." She models them to a certain effect in a few brief scenes, but is missing from most of the movie. Maybe she isn't even smart enough to wear shorts.


and yet Owen Gleiberman in EW gave it a B+ ?!?

apparently Ms Simpson was interviewed last week and they asked her what she thought of Lance Armstrong... and she had NO IDEA who  he was.


BTW, this somehow got in the wrong thread.  Evidentally, I'm not smart enough to wear Daisy Dukes either.

For which we should all be grateful...
Title: Re: Daisy Dukes...
Post by: mshray on August 05, 2005, 09:14:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Sounds like Dukes of Hazard isn't too good.  I'm shocked!  Shocked I tell you.

from Ebert:

Quote
Simpson plays Daisy Duke, whose short shorts became so famous on TV that they were known as "Daisy Dukes." She models them to a certain effect in a few brief scenes, but is missing from most of the movie. Maybe she isn't even smart enough to wear shorts.


and yet Owen Gleiberman in EW gave it a B+ ?!?

apparently Ms Simpson was interviewed last week and they asked her what she thought of Lance Armstrong... and she had NO IDEA who  he was.


Somewhere recently I saw a thing on athlete recognition, and the top three were Michael 95%, Lance 93% and Tiger 92%.  And this was not just USA, but like all developed countries.

ETA:  Not that I ever would have anyway, but now I SO don't feel bad for being able to say that I have never seen or heard anything Jessica, Ashlee (or Nick) have done. Period.  My only exposure to them is from tabloid magazine covers in the checkout line & hearing other people talk about them.

Oh wait, I did see Nick on TV during the NCAA Tournament as he is a big U of Cincinnati alum/fan & CBS kept panning to him during the game.  Does that count?
Title: Re: Daisy Dukes...
Post by: mshray on August 05, 2005, 11:14:01 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Sounds like Dukes of Hazard isn't too good.  I'm shocked!  Shocked I tell you.

from Ebert:

Quote
Simpson plays Daisy Duke, whose short shorts became so famous on TV that they were known as "Daisy Dukes." She models them to a certain effect in a few brief scenes, but is missing from most of the movie. Maybe she isn't even smart enough to wear shorts.


Ebert & LaSalle are 2 of the 15 critics on Yahoo! Movies, and LaSalle said it's the worst film of the 21st century (needless to say the Chron "Little Man" is missing from his seat).  The best review of the 15 was a C+, and the nicest thing the reviewer could say is "Jessica Simpson...is not nearly as embarrassing as one might have expected."
Title: Getting back to *concerts*, ahem ;-)
Post by: Gazoo on August 05, 2005, 10:27:20 PM
I saw Howard Tate tonight at Joe's Pub, on the invitation of his manager, who'd liked my review of his "Rediscovered" album at AMG.  He was debuting material for what is planned to be his new album in January or February.  I arrived 20 minutes late (was copy editing at the Voice) and so missed a cover of the Carpenters' "Close to You."  (Intriguing choice.)  Caught two Randy Newman-penned ballads, one apparently titled "They're Trying to Wash Us Away" and one definitely titled "Every Time It Rains."  Solid stuff.  He then did some of his older material -- mostly the bluesier stuff, as he had only a pianist and upright bassist backing him, no horns.  Only a handful of his trademark falsettos, but in his lower range he had strong voice and phrasing.

Afterwards I talked to Howard for about 10 minutes.  We shared some observations on the challenges of getting press coverage and store placement.  I wanted to flirt with his pianist, but it seemed bad form while in press mode.

Will be curious to see if he gets any press this time 'round.

Reporting live from Gotham,
Gaz.
Title: Re: Getting back to *concerts*, ahem ;-)
Post by: urth on August 06, 2005, 09:05:56 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Caught two Randy Newman-penned ballads, one apparently titled "They're Trying to Wash Us Away" and one definitely titled "Every Time It Rains."  Solid stuff.


The former is almost certainly "Louisiana 1927" from Good Ol' Boys--a great tune and a song I always associate with my first trip to New Orleans.

What has happened down here is the wind have changed
Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
Rained real hard and rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through cleard down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne

CHORUS
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tyrin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has
done
To this poor crackers land."

CHORUS
Title: Re: Getting back to *concerts*, ahem ;-)
Post by: RGMike on August 06, 2005, 10:44:38 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Caught two Randy Newman-penned ballads, one apparently titled "They're Trying to Wash Us Away" and one definitely titled "Every Time It Rains."  Solid stuff.


The former is almost certainly "Louisiana 1927" from Good Ol' Boys--a great tune and a song I always associate with my first trip to New Orleans.


Good catch, urth -- it was on the tip o' my tongue, I swear.  And I'd add that (IMHO) Good Old Boys is one of THE great concept albums of the '70s, if not of all time. Genius.

Gaz, are you sure the other tune wasn't "I Think It's Going to Rain Today"? One of Randy's most-covered tunes (he does like to write about rain, doesn't he?).

ETA: a little Googling reveals it is indeed "Every Time It Rains."  From his 1999 CD Bad Love Been covered by Joe Cocker among others.
Title: Fly Jefferson Airways ...
Post by: Gazoo on August 11, 2005, 10:13:45 PM
(http://www.choler.com/gazoo/Joe_Marty_Balin.jpg)

(http://www.choler.com/gazoo/David_Freiberg.jpg)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on August 11, 2005, 10:35:25 PM
Tom Constantin (sp?), the original keyboardist for the Dead (i.e., the one who ducked the curse), opened with a lovely set that included an instrumental of "People Get Ready" and harpsichord renditions of "Mountains of the Moon" and "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum."  Other stuff too, though I wasn't familiar.  Some Yankee Doodle-ish thing called "Brighton Camp" and something with a refrain of "where the chilly winds don't blow" and something with a refrain of "walk me to the morning."

The Jefferson Starship was Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, David Freiberg, Diana Magnano and Darby Gould both doing the Grace/backup parts, Prairie Prince on drums, Slick Aguilar on guitar, someone I didn't know on keyboard and synth-bass (there was no real bass, oddly).  Their set will take me very long to summarize, so I'll just offer up the incredibly long set list (they played for almost four hours!):

She Has Funny Cars
Get Together
St. Charles (!)
Wooden Ships
Triad
Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon
-----Marty takes over for a while-----
Today
Count On Me
Hearts
Viva la Vida (I didn't know this one)
-----Marty leaves for a while; Paul, David, Diana and Darby return-----
War Movie (!!)
JaneyJaneyJane! (with Freiberg on lead vox!!!)
Fast Buck Freddie (with Diana as Grace)
We Can Be Together
Lawman (with Darby and Diana trading off as Grace)
Better Lying Down (with Darby as Grace)
Hyperdrive (I think Diana was Grace on this one)
When the Earth Moves Again (!!!)
Pride of Man
-----Marty finally returns-----
Caroline
Plastic Fantastic Lover
Shadowlands (arranged for four voices, "like ABBA," Paul joked)
White Rabbit (Darby)
Miracles
-----Paul brazenly lights another cigarette, and Marty incomprehensibly jokes, "in honor of Peter Jennings"-----
Somebody to Love (Diana)
The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil (with extended solos and a lot of fuckups on the lyrics)
Volunteers
-----encore-----
Who Do You Love (Freiberg on vox)
It's No Secret


Marty was obviously the focal point this time around; Paul only took one lead vocal and seemed generally grumpy as he smoked his cigarettes and took generous swigs from a bottle of Stoli throughout the set.  It was astonishing.  More details another time.  I'm about to crszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz .........
Title: holy crap!
Post by: ggould on August 11, 2005, 10:54:50 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Tom Constantin (sp?), the original keyboardist for the Dead (i.e., the one who ducked the curse), opened with a lovely set that included an instrumental of "People Get Ready" and harpsichord renditions of "Mountains of the Moon" and "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum."  Other stuff too, though I wasn't familiar.  Some Yankee Doodle-ish thing called "Brighton Camp" and something with a refrain of "where the chilly winds don't blow" and something with a refrain of "walk me to the morning."
as far as "where the chilly winds don't blow" is concerned, do you remember any other words, such as "I know you rider gonna miss me when I'm gone"? It's Constanten.  I would imagine you'd recognize "Morning Dew" so that's all I can think of ("Walk me out in the morning dew, my honey") I would just love to have been there for these:
Quote from: "Gazoo"
She Has Funny Cars
Get Together
St. Charles (!)
Wooden Ships
Triad
Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon
-----Marty takes over for a while-----
Today
Count On Me

We Can Be Together
Lawman (with Darby and Diana trading off as Grace)
Better Lying Down (with Darby as Grace)
Hyperdrive (I think Diana was Grace on this one)
Pride of Man
-----Marty finally returns-----
Caroline
Plastic Fantastic Lover
Shadowlands (arranged for four voices, "like ABBA," Paul joked)
White Rabbit (Darby)
Miracles
-----Paul brazenly lights another cigarette, and Marty incomprehensibly jokes, "in honor of Peter Jennings"-----
Somebody to Love (Diana)
The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil (with extended solos and a lot of fuckups on the lyrics)
Volunteers
-----encore-----
Who Do You Love (Freiberg on vox)
It's No Secret

Jeez, if they needed a bass player, they should have called me!  Boy, looking at Marty and David makes me feel so damn old!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2005, 07:11:44 AM
At first I saw the 2nd pic and said "who's that old lady?"
Title: Re: holy crap!
Post by: ggould on August 12, 2005, 07:35:18 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Jeez, if they needed a bass player, they should have called me!

Why wasn't David Frieberg playing bass?
Title: Re: holy crap!
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on August 12, 2005, 08:42:58 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "ggould"
Jeez, if they needed a bass player, they should have called me!

Why wasn't David Frieberg playing bass?


Good question, and I was wondering the same thing.  I suppose either (a) he never learned the material that preceded his joining the band in '72, or (b) owing to age or whatever other factors, he no longer has the dexterity or energy.  (Although his voice was in fine form, he was horribly out of shape, and mostly just flailed his percussion-laden arms.

More deets to follow later if it's a slow day here at da Voice.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on August 12, 2005, 10:46:50 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
At first I saw the 2nd pic and said "who's that old lady?"


why, it's randy newman!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on August 12, 2005, 10:52:22 AM
so after the rich price (snooze) and tea leaf green (yay!) concert yesterdya, i headed to the great american. what happened next can only be described as awesome. first, my buddy maia sharp (http://www.maiasharp.com/) played an amazing set with an upright bassist. no drums, just sweet-sounding songs.

then.

then!

he showed up (http://www.raulmidon.com/index2.php). i had never heard of him, but the man outside selling street sheets told me he saw him on leno. raul is amazing! amazing! i can't remember the last time i cried at a concert (ok, i can. it was when i saw charlie hunter in new orleans in april). go! listen! but see him in concert! it's amazing! i haven't yet thought of a suitable adjective, so amazing and awesome will have to do for now. his fingers move so quickly while he is playing. and that voice! all jarreau and hathaway and stevie.

i have seen the face of god. and it's not a face, at all. it's a pair of hands and a voice.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 12, 2005, 10:53:35 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
At first I saw the 2nd pic and said "who's that old lady?"


why, it's randy newman!


My god, she's right!

Gaz, hope it was everything you'd hoped it would be. From the tone of your note, I have a feeling it was. And cool that you got pix of (and with) Marty and Freiberg. Any interaction with Kantner?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2005, 10:54:41 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
At first I saw the 2nd pic and said "who's that old lady?"


why, it's randy newman!


YES! that was my second thought.

"Old people got ... no reason..."
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on August 12, 2005, 11:41:25 AM
ok, just click (http://www.raulmidon.com/Raul_Midon_Sunshine_LowQuality.mp3) and listen. and then try to imagine his hand playing all of that, as quickly as you can imagine it. wicked:

http://www.raulmidon.com/Raul_Midon_Sunshine_LowQuality.mp3
Title: DMB at SBC
Post by: ggould on August 14, 2005, 07:05:14 AM
got a call from my sister that she and her housemate were not feeling well, and would I like their two tickets to the show, and that my brother from Fresno would be there, so we went.

Got there during Black-eyed Peas, who were pretty loud, they did their big hit at the end.  DMB was good I guess, but I don't know their songs that well.  The audience was rapt however, and sang along with much of it.  Lots of women there, he's really got some sort of attraction for them.  For me, the drummer was awesome, everyone else is a distant second.  Does anyone else like DMB?

Quote from: "setlist"
Friday  Aug 12 2005
SBC Park
 

Don’t Drink the Water
Dream Girl
Say Goodbye
Hunger For The Great Light
Time Of The Season
Rhyme & Reason *
Bartender
One Sweet World
Where Are You Going
American Baby Intro *+
Jimi Thing *+
You Might Die Trying *+
Smooth Rider *+
Louisiana Bayou *+
Too Much *+
__________________
 
Everyday
Ants Marching


 
Show Notes:
* Rashawn Ross
+ Eric Krasno
both from SoulLive
Title: Re: DMB at SBC
Post by: princessofcairo on August 15, 2005, 11:35:41 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
For me, the drummer was awesome, everyone else is a distant second.  


carter beauford, one of the world's greatest drummers. the only reason i'd ever pay to see dmb. i first heard of dave matthews on the very first kfog new song sampler. it included dave's "recently." that was such an interesting song. lots of new sounds mixed together. sort of like david byrne meets tower of power. then the under the table and dreaming album was released. quite good. since then i haven't been compelled to buy any dmb albums. there are some good songs now and then ("sleep to dream her," "mother father," "too much"), but i can't imagine being hyped about a complete album.
Title: Wake the Dead, Rancho Nicasio, 8/19 Beej alert!
Post by: ggould on August 20, 2005, 12:36:26 AM
I'm too tired to post much, but it was an awsome show in a beautiful spot.  Maybe more later, but the main reason I'm staying awake to post is that tonight I saw the most awesome, and probably the only tambourine solo I have ever seen!  The guy had the thing speaking like a conga, talking drum, and he manipulated the little metal things around the edge like nothing I have ever heard before.  Yeah, you probably don't believe me!  Never again should the tambourine be used as a symbol of low musical talent!
(http://images.misupply.com/products/original/cp/cp380%20double%20jingel%20wood%20tambourine.jpg)
Title: Re: Wake the Dead, Rancho Nicasio, 8/19 Beej alert!
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2005, 12:10:58 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I'm too tired to post much, but it was an awsome show in a beautiful spot.  Maybe more later, but the main reason I'm staying awake to post is that tonight I saw the most awesome, and probably the only tambourine solo I have ever seen!  The guy had the thing speaking like a conga, talking drum, and he manipulated the little metal things around the edge like nothing I have ever heard before.  Yeah, you probably don't believe me!  Never again should the tambourine be used as a symbol of low musical talent!


There's hope for Beej!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on August 20, 2005, 03:43:05 PM
Geoff, great post.  The only tambourine player I've ever seen who made me sit up and take note of the instrument was Jack Ashford of the Funk Brothers.  That snake-hiss at the beginning of Marvin Gaye's "Grapevine" was his invention, and probably the best example of his artistry with the shaker.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2005, 02:01:29 PM
Trip to London, anyone?  Just heard a cmml on CG -- they're doing "Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'" live at Royal Albert Hall in April "for the first time ever", according to the blurb. Unfortunately the phone rang and I don't know if they specified any names of individual artists, so stay tuned.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 13, 2005, 02:47:43 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Trip to London, anyone?  Just heard a cmml on CG -- they're doing "Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'" live at Royal Albert Hall in April "for the first time ever", according to the blurb. Unfortunately the phone rang and I don't know if they specified any names of individual artists, so stay tuned.


Actually Sarah & I were thinking about going back to the UK in late April/early May next year. Keep your ears open for specific dates. Of course I might end up going to the show alone, unless I can sell her on the sci-fi angle. She's not big on prog rock.
Title: wanker heaven?
Post by: ggould on September 13, 2005, 03:02:39 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Trip to London, anyone?  Just heard a cmml on CG -- they're doing "Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'" live at Royal Albert Hall in April "for the first time ever", according to the blurb. Unfortunately the phone rang and I don't know if they specified any names of individual artists, so stay tuned.
Actually Sarah & I were thinking about going back to the UK in late April/early May next year. Keep your ears open for specific dates. Of course I might end up going to the show alone, unless I can sell her on the sci-fi angle. She's not big on prog rock.

I'd love to go to the UK someday, but I think I'll forego any prog rockin' while there!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2005, 03:15:23 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Trip to London, anyone?  Just heard a cmml on CG -- they're doing "Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'" live at Royal Albert Hall in April "for the first time ever", according to the blurb. Unfortunately the phone rang and I don't know if they specified any names of individual artists, so stay tuned.


Actually Sarah & I were thinking about going back to the UK in late April/early May next year. Keep your ears open for specific dates. Of course I might end up going to the show alone, unless I can sell her on the sci-fi angle. She's not big on prog rock.


per ticketmaster UK, it's April 18th.

"Jeff Wayne conducting the Black Smoke Band and the 48-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings featuring Special Guest Justin Hayward and, in sight and sound, Richard Burton as The Journalist."

top tix are 50 pounds which is (I think) roughly 85 bucks.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 13, 2005, 04:14:55 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Trip to London, anyone?  Just heard a cmml on CG -- they're doing "Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'" live at Royal Albert Hall in April "for the first time ever", according to the blurb. Unfortunately the phone rang and I don't know if they specified any names of individual artists, so stay tuned.


Actually Sarah & I were thinking about going back to the UK in late April/early May next year. Keep your ears open for specific dates. Of course I might end up going to the show alone, unless I can sell her on the sci-fi angle. She's not big on prog rock.


per ticketmaster UK, it's April 18th.

"Jeff Wayne conducting the Black Smoke Band and the 48-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings featuring Special Guest Justin Hayward and, in sight and sound, Richard Burton as The Journalist."

top tix are 50 pounds which is (I think) roughly 85 bucks.


Hmmm, that's a little earlier than we were probably going to go. But if they could promise I'd see Richard Burton IN THE FLESH rather than just "in sight and sound" (a new euphemism for "on a video screen"?) I'd be willing to move our trip up.

But since Burton's been dead for 20+ years, I don't think that's gonna happen.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2005, 08:38:43 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Hmmm, that's a little earlier than we were probably going to go. But if they could promise I'd see Richard Burton IN THE FLESH rather than just "in sight and sound" (a new euphemism for "on a video screen"?) I'd be willing to move our trip up.

But since Burton's been dead for 20+ years, I don't think that's gonna happen.


HA!  I'm thinking that since the Brits were way ahead of the curve on making "promotional films" for songs (later to be known as videos), there may be some filmed pieces for that pre-MTV album that Americans have never seen. And since Mr Burton never turned down a paycheck (alimony & booze, you know), he might've been in them. But no, I wouldn't change my travel dates just for that. On the other hand, why not get Jeremy Irons or Ewan McGregor or somebody to do it live?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 13, 2005, 10:34:23 PM
London in the spring sounds wonderful, but I won't be there. I REGRET not going months ago for the Cream reunion. In light of that, the Cream shows are being released Oct. 4 on DVD and CD. I'm ordering them now. Maybe I can host a "sight and sound" party in October/November.

I had a concert filled weekend. Seemed like a lot of techno/pop/rock. Garbage at the Warfield Saturday. Good show. Good vocals, good guitar. An LA band called Start (something like that) opened and was good as well.

Sunday took me to Shoreline for Oasis, Jet and Kasabian. Third time I've seen Jet and first for Kasabian and Oasis. I have heard a few Oasis songs but was really surprised at the turnout they had. Attendance was about 1/2 -3/4 full pre-Oasis and then totally sold out. Lots of Asains and Europeans at the show. Oasis was OK but I don't think I fully "get" them.
Title: The Bridge lineup
Post by: urth on September 21, 2005, 07:53:48 PM
From a friend who should know, here's the lineup for this year's Bridge concert:

C,S,N & Y
Dave Matthews
Norah Jones
Emmylou Harris
Jerry Lee Lewis
Good Charlotte
Bright Eyes
Los Lobos

Outside of the Killer, looks like kind of a snoozer of a lineup, and I like Los Lobos. But between Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, and CSNY, they should do a decent gate. Taking a pass for another year, I think. (Dates are Oct 29-30, I think.)
Title: Re: The Bridge lineup
Post by: Alicat on September 21, 2005, 08:52:37 PM
Quote from: "urth"
lineup for this year's Bridge concert:

C,S,N & Y
Dave Matthews
Norah Jones
Emmylou Harris
Jerry Lee Lewis
Good Charlotte
Bright Eyes
Los Lobos


Darn but thanks for the info. Nothing on their site. I check daily. I try and go every year without regard to the talent. It's a fundraiser for a good cause. All I care to see this year is Neil, CSN, and Emmylou. I know I have heard Good Charlotte but nothing memorable. Norah has a beautiful voice but does nothing for me. Maybe 200 section will suffice for this and one day only.
Last year was the BEST ever for me. Tony Bennett and Paul and Neil. It was just fab.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: urth on September 22, 2005, 08:09:08 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
this may be primarily of interest to Gaz, but the living SF music history pix are pretty cool.  First, here's a link to some photos:

http://vcpractice.com/chet/
<snip>


It appears we have not yet heard the last of Chet Helms. From Leah Garchik's column, today's fishwrap:

Quote
P.S.: That Chet Helms memorial/fundraiser at the Great American Musical Hall wasn't the last of it. An all-day Chet Helms Tribal Stomp, produced by Family Dog on Oct. 30 at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, will feature 7 1/2 hours of free live rock 'n' roll.


That sounds like it has a lot more promise than the Bridge show (not to mention it's a mere 15-20 blocks from my casa). The mind boggles at the psychedelic possibilities. Whaddaya think? Club gathering in the park?
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: ggould on September 22, 2005, 11:16:19 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
this may be primarily of interest to Gaz, but the living SF music history pix are pretty cool.  First, here's a link to some photos:

http://vcpractice.com/chet/
It appears we have not yet heard the last of Chet Helms. From Leah Garchik's column, today's fishwrap:
Quote
P.S.: That Chet Helms memorial/fundraiser at the Great American Musical Hall wasn't the last of it. An all-day Chet Helms Tribal Stomp, produced by Family Dog on Oct. 30 at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, will feature 7 1/2 hours of free live rock 'n' roll.
That sounds like it has a lot more promise than the Bridge show (not to mention it's a mere 15-20 blocks from my casa). The mind boggles at the psychedelic possibilities. Whaddaya think? Club gathering in the park?

Plus, it's Grace Slick's birthday!
Title: Bromberg at the Fillmore
Post by: urth on September 27, 2005, 12:07:22 AM
I'll make this quick as I need to get to bed. So last night I went to see David Bromberg and his quartet play the Fillmore. Fine show, Bromberg is in much better voice than he was 12+ years back when he went into retirement. At one point in the show, the rest of the band left the stage, leaving DB and guitar to play a couple of tunes solo.

After the first one, he says to the audience, "I was a little worried about you at first, but I think this will work. I'm gonna come down there," and points to a spot in front of the stage.  He comes down and starts playing a song sans audio reinforcement. No mics, no amp, zip. So about two-thirds of the way thru the song, all of a sudden, three voices (good ones, two female & one male) answer his last line from the middle of the hall. Surprised the hell out of everyone. Great finish to the song (the title of which I'm forgetting), after which DB motions for them to join him on stage.

The guy turned out to be his mandolin player, Mitch Corbin, who I didn't recognize in the dark halfway across the room. One of the women was Carol something-or-other, never heard of her. And the third woman?

Linda Ronstadt.

A major WTF??? moment.

She's kinda plump these days, dressed conservatively, but smiling all the while and still has a helluva set of pipes. The singers did one more song with DB and band, and brought down the house.
Title: Re: Bromberg at the Fillmore
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2005, 07:35:45 AM
Quote from: "urth"
And the third woman?

Linda Ronstadt.

A major WTF??? moment.


iirc, they go way back together.  And a Bromberg crowd's a lot friendlier than a Vegas one.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2005, 12:48:21 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Trip to London, anyone?  Just heard a cmml on CG -- they're doing "Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'" live at Royal Albert Hall in April "for the first time ever", according to the blurb. Unfortunately the phone rang and I don't know if they specified any names of individual artists, so stay tuned.


Actually Sarah & I were thinking about going back to the UK in late April/early May next year. Keep your ears open for specific dates. Of course I might end up going to the show alone, unless I can sell her on the sci-fi angle. She's not big on prog rock.


per ticketmaster UK, it's April 18th.top tix are 50 pounds which is (I think) roughly 85 bucks.


Hmmm, that's a little earlier than we were probably going to go. But if they could promise I'd see Richard Burton IN THE FLESH rather than just "in sight and sound" (a new euphemism for "on a video screen"?) I'd be willing to move our trip up.


Just announced: second show (by popular demand, natch) on April 25th.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 30, 2005, 10:25:10 PM
Anyone up for Led Zep and Petty cover bands? I'll be at the Little Fox tomorrow to hear em. Come on down!
http://www.foxdream.com/
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 02, 2005, 08:03:27 PM
So I got a message from the princess who was in GG park for Mostly Strictly Bluegrass to see Dolly Parton.  We expect a complete report, girlfriend.
Title: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: ggould on October 02, 2005, 09:25:25 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
So I got a message from the princess who was in GG park for Mostly Strictly Bluegrass to see Dolly Parton.  We expect a complete report, girlfriend.

We went for a while.  Quite a trip!  There was a huge crowd for Dolly, who is one of my heroes, and there were some sound problems.  She started with '9 to 5' then 'Jolene' and did 'Crimson and Clover' and 'Me and Bobby McGee' from her new album. She made some jokes about how it 'didn't smell like clover' in the audience.  Also heard 'Tennessee Mountain Home' and 'Coat of Many Colors.'

Caught a little of Ralph Stanley, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Jim Lauderdale.  What an incredible event, and it's all free.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: urth on October 03, 2005, 11:16:37 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
So I got a message from the princess who was in GG park for Mostly Strictly Bluegrass to see Dolly Parton.  We expect a complete report, girlfriend.

We went for a while.  Quite a trip!  There was a huge crowd for Dolly, who is one of my heroes, and there were some sound problems.  She started with '9 to 5' then 'Jolene' and did 'Crimson and Clover' and 'Me and Bobby McGee' from her new album. She made some jokes about how it 'didn't smell like clover' in the audience.  Also heard 'Tennessee Mountain Home' and 'Coat of Many Colors.'

Caught a little of Ralph Stanley, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Jim Lauderdale.  What an incredible event, and it's all free.


I was there for pretty much the entire day on Saturday. Weather wasn't as nice as yesterday, but still loads of people, and some great music to be heard. Saw Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Doc Watson, Rodney Crowell (who along with Earl Scruggs was my fave of the day), and bits and pieces of Los Super 7, Robert Earl Keen, Kelly Joe Phelps, and the Knitters.

We were trying to figure how much scratch Warren Hellman is down for when they do this every year. I was guessing at least $3M+. All those acts, not to mention staff, production, security, lights and sound for five stages, hospitality etc. He's throwing down some serious bank. Gotta give the guy props, he's got his head on right, at least when it comes to music.

Yesterday we went to the Giants finale with a group of friends, then had dinner at a small seafood place out in the Richmond, where we ran into Paul Kantner who came in solo to have dinner. Brought a book, smoked several cigarettes, and was as nice as can be. We chatted a bit while waiting for tables, and he was just another guy there for dinner (albeit a bit loud at times). Talked about his kids and how he used to take them there when he lived nearby.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2005, 11:19:09 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Yesterday we went to the Giants finale with a group of friends, then had dinner at a small seafood place out in the Richmond, where we ran into Paul Kantner who came in solo to have dinner. Brought a book, smoked several cigarettes, and was as nice as can be. We chatted a bit while waiting for tables, and he was just another guy there for dinner (albeit a bit loud at times). Talked about his kids and how he used to take them there when he lived nearby.


So what restauarant was it? and didya tell Paul that Grace will be on KFOG Friday? LOL!
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: urth on October 03, 2005, 11:34:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Yesterday we went to the Giants finale with a group of friends, then had dinner at a small seafood place out in the Richmond, where we ran into Paul Kantner who came in solo to have dinner. Brought a book, smoked several cigarettes, and was as nice as can be. We chatted a bit while waiting for tables, and he was just another guy there for dinner (albeit a bit loud at times). Talked about his kids and how he used to take them there when he lived nearby.


So what restauarant was it? and didya tell Paul that Grace will be on KFOG Friday? LOL!


Pacific Cafe, out at 34th & Geary.

And no, I forgot she was going to be in town. But I bet he knows.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: ggould on October 03, 2005, 12:05:52 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Pacific Cafe, out at 34th & Geary.

My wife's favorite restaurant.  In the 30 years we've been going there, I don't think she's ever ordered anything besides the scampi in the shells.  The name of the dish has changed, but not the flavor!

Great place.  We should all meet there someday!  Free glasses of wine while you wait for a table.  We ate their before the last Winterland show.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2005, 12:25:50 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Pacific Cafe, out at 34th & Geary.

My wife's favorite restaurant.  In the 30 years we've been going there, I don't think she's ever ordered anything besides the scampi in the shells.  The name of the dish has changed, but not the flavor!

Great place.  We should all meet there someday!  Free glasses of wine while you wait for a table.  We ate their before the last Winterland show.


I've driven past many times -- I'll remember next time I do a movie at the Balboa.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: urth on October 03, 2005, 01:59:42 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Pacific Cafe, out at 34th & Geary.

My wife's favorite restaurant.  In the 30 years we've been going there, I don't think she's ever ordered anything besides the scampi in the shells.  The name of the dish has changed, but not the flavor!

Great place.  We should all meet there someday!  Free glasses of wine while you wait for a table.  We ate their before the last Winterland show.


And it's likely that the fellow who's waiting on you today is the same one who was your waiter in '76--most of the staff has been there for 10 years or better, and some quite a bit more. And Frank, the server I was referring to, started there a year after they opened in `74.

We like it a lot too, but I have a variety of dishes I'll alternate between--crab cakes, grilled salmon, spicy snapper, ahi with wasabi butter, crab louis (in wintertime). And they have great soups as well, all made in house.

Just plan on waiting a bit for a table. Once in awhile you can walk in and be seated right away, but mostly (and particularly on weekends) you'll wait up to an hour or more. But they're good about keeping the wine flowing, so folks don't usually mind.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: ggould on October 03, 2005, 02:36:56 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Pacific Cafe, out at 34th & Geary.
My wife's favorite restaurant.  In the 30 years we've been going there, I don't think she's ever ordered anything besides the scampi in the shells.  The name of the dish has changed, but not the flavor!

Great place.  We should all meet there someday!  Free glasses of wine while you wait for a table.  We ate their before the last Winterland show.
And it's likely that the fellow who's waiting on you today is the same one who was your waiter in '76--most of the staff has been there for 10 years or better, and some quite a bit more. And Frank, the server I was referring to, started there a year after they opened in `74.

We like it a lot too, but I have a variety of dishes I'll alternate between--crab cakes, grilled salmon, spicy snapper, ahi with wasabi butter, crab louis (in wintertime). And they have great soups as well, all made in house.

Just plan on waiting a bit for a table. Once in awhile you can walk in and be seated right away, but mostly (and particularly on weekends) you'll wait up to an hour or more. But they're good about keeping the wine flowing, so folks don't usually mind.

Since we like the food more than we like wine, we try to arrive 4:30-4:45 to get a table for first seating.  Clearly that's not very convenient.  I know plenty of people who like it just fine that way; the longer the wait, the more wine!  The other 'old timer thing' is the salads.  The original salads are available by asking, but not on the menu.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: urth on October 03, 2005, 02:46:27 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Pacific Cafe, out at 34th & Geary.
My wife's favorite restaurant.  In the 30 years we've been going there, I don't think she's ever ordered anything besides the scampi in the shells.  The name of the dish has changed, but not the flavor!

Great place.  We should all meet there someday!  Free glasses of wine while you wait for a table.  We ate their before the last Winterland show.
And it's likely that the fellow who's waiting on you today is the same one who was your waiter in '76--most of the staff has been there for 10 years or better, and some quite a bit more. And Frank, the server I was referring to, started there a year after they opened in `74.

We like it a lot too, but I have a variety of dishes I'll alternate between--crab cakes, grilled salmon, spicy snapper, ahi with wasabi butter, crab louis (in wintertime). And they have great soups as well, all made in house.

Just plan on waiting a bit for a table. Once in awhile you can walk in and be seated right away, but mostly (and particularly on weekends) you'll wait up to an hour or more. But they're good about keeping the wine flowing, so folks don't usually mind.

Since we like the food more than we like wine, we try to arrive 4:30-4:45 to get a table for first seating.  Clearly that's not very convenient.  I know plenty of people who like it just fine that way; the longer the wait, the more wine!  The other 'old timer thing' is the salads.  The original salads are available by asking, but not on the menu.


My wife doesn't drink much either, and I'm usually only good for about a glass or so of wine at most (which isn't that great, but at that price, you can't really complain). We like going on weeknights after 8, when the line has shrunk to manageable lengths.  (On weekends the line goes on for ages, it seems.) We've only gotten there before opening twice; once we were in the first seating and the second time was yesterday when we just missed it. But that worked to our advantage since it gave us all a good chance to talk, and we'd have missed the opportunity to chat up Mr. Kantner if we'd been seated first, so it worked out just fine.

Didn't know about the salads--I'll have to inquire next time. I know the Shrimp Louisiana is off the menu but you can still get it if you ask.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: urth on October 03, 2005, 02:56:10 PM
Here's the scoop on the Chet Helms shindig:

FREE!
A Chet Helms Tribal Stomp
Family Dog
Sunday October 30th, 2005
Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park
10:00am to 5:30pm
Free
 
Bands: Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Taj Mahal, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Charlatans, Terry Haggerty and James Preston (Sons of Champlin), Zero II, Squid B. Vicious, Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane, Starship), Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish) Blue Cheer, (Dickie Peterson, Leigh Stephens), Jorge Santana, George Michalski, Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone), Quicksilver Gold, Canned Heat, Narada Michael Walden, Natural Act (Hal Wagenet and Hitchell Holman), Jeff Blackburn, Howard Wales, Richi Ray, (Freedom Highway), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Vince Welnick, (TheTubes and Grateful Dead), Prairie Prince (Tubes), David Denny (Steve Miller), Peter Kaukonen, Iron Butterfly, Sammy Hagar, Herman Eberitzsch (Lee Oskar ,War), Ross Valory (Journey), Ace of Cups, War, Judge Murphy, Stephen Gaskin, David Freiberg (Quicksilver and Starship) Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe and The Fish) Greg Douglass (Steve Miller) Pete Sears (Rod Stewart, Hot Tuna), Bruce Latimer, David and Linda Laflamme (It's A Beautiful Day), Rowan Brothers, Lydia Pense, Annie Samson, Wavy Gravy.
 
Chet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from the 1960's. As promoter for the "Family Dog", Chet developed the concept of the modern rock concert and was one of the founding fathers of the 1960's peace movement that swept the nation and made waves around the world. Chet was also the catalyst that brought together Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, which helped shape the San Francisco sound. Without Chet Helms, as many have said, there would be no Grateful Dead, no Jefferson Airplane, no Big Brother and the list goes on and on. He promoted other acts like the Charlatans, the Great Society, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Peter Tosh, The Clash and countless others. Chet Helms continued promoting pivotal concerts through four decades. In the 60's at the Avalon Ballroom, Family Dog at the Beach, S.F. Golden Gate Park, Denver Dog, and Crystal Ballroom in Portland.
 


Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
this may be primarily of interest to Gaz, but the living SF music history pix are pretty cool.  First, here's a link to some photos:

http://vcpractice.com/chet/
<snip>


It appears we have not yet heard the last of Chet Helms. From Leah Garchik's column, today's fishwrap:

Quote
P.S.: That Chet Helms memorial/fundraiser at the Great American Musical Hall wasn't the last of it. An all-day Chet Helms Tribal Stomp, produced by Family Dog on Oct. 30 at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, will feature 7 1/2 hours of free live rock 'n' roll.


That sounds like it has a lot more promise than the Bridge show (not to mention it's a mere 15-20 blocks from my casa). The mind boggles at the psychedelic possibilities. Whaddaya think? Club gathering in the park?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 03, 2005, 04:21:33 PM
Wow! Day in the Park and then Pacific would be a lot of fun. I have never noticed the restaurant and lord knows I've driven by it enough. I could walk there from my Mom's place.
Title: Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Post by: ggould on October 03, 2005, 06:14:04 PM
Quote from: "urth"
I know the Shrimp Louisiana is off the menu but you can still get it if you ask.

Stop the presses! This is the dish Martha craves! I better call them.
Title: shrimp Louisianne
Post by: ggould on October 03, 2005, 06:25:16 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
I know the Shrimp Louisiana is off the menu but you can still get it if you ask.

Stop the presses! This is the dish Martha craves! I better call them.

I just called, and they said it's available, but they don't cook it in the shell anymore.  Hopefully it will be just as yummy.  I was always too lazy to order it because of the shells anyway!
Title: Re: shrimp Louisianne
Post by: urth on October 03, 2005, 07:38:09 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
I know the Shrimp Louisiana is off the menu but you can still get it if you ask.

Stop the presses! This is the dish Martha craves! I better call them.

I just called, and they said it's available, but they don't cook it in the shell anymore.  Hopefully it will be just as yummy.  I was always too lazy to order it because of the shells anyway!


I was wondering, since you did mention the shells. I've had it once, a few months back while it was still done with shells intact, and while it was good, it was damn messy and a little painful at first, peeling scalding shrimp with bare fingers (it got better once the shrimps cooled off a tad). Hopefully Martha won't miss the suffering one had to endure to earn one's dinner.

Ever ordered the mussels there? The only have them occasionally, but mmm, boy, they're good.
Title: Re: shrimp Louisianne
Post by: ggould on October 03, 2005, 08:39:47 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
I know the Shrimp Louisiana is off the menu but you can still get it if you ask.
Stop the presses! This is the dish Martha craves! I better call them.
I just called, and they said it's available, but they don't cook it in the shell anymore.  Hopefully it will be just as yummy.  I was always too lazy to order it because of the shells anyway!
I was wondering, since you did mention the shells. I've had it once, a few months back while it was still done with shells intact, and while it was good, it was damn messy and a little painful at first, peeling scalding shrimp with bare fingers (it got better once the shrimps cooled off a tad). Hopefully Martha won't miss the suffering one had to endure to earn one's dinner.

Ever ordered the mussels there? The only have them occasionally, but mmm, boy, they're good.

Martha is pretty skeptical that they will taste as good without being cooked in the shell, but we'll just have to check it out!
Title: Re: shrimp Louisianne
Post by: Gazoo on October 04, 2005, 09:25:29 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
I know the Shrimp Louisiana is off the menu but you can still get it if you ask.
Stop the presses! This is the dish Martha craves! I better call them.
I just called, and they said it's available, but they don't cook it in the shell anymore.  Hopefully it will be just as yummy.  I was always too lazy to order it because of the shells anyway!
I was wondering, since you did mention the shells. I've had it once, a few months back while it was still done with shells intact, and while it was good, it was damn messy and a little painful at first, peeling scalding shrimp with bare fingers (it got better once the shrimps cooled off a tad). Hopefully Martha won't miss the suffering one had to endure to earn one's dinner.

Ever ordered the mussels there? The only have them occasionally, but mmm, boy, they're good.

Martha is pretty skeptical that they will taste as good without being cooked in the shell, but we'll just have to check it out!


If I move back to SF next year, that's where I want to go to reunite with all y'alls.
Title: Re: shrimp Louisianne
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2005, 09:58:48 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
If I move back to SF next year, that's where I want to go to reunite with all y'alls.


We'd love to have ya back, bub. Preferably in time to watch Barry (Z) pitch against Barry (B) in Bay Bridge Series '06!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on October 04, 2005, 11:04:20 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
So I got a message from the princess who was in GG park for Mostly Strictly Bluegrass to see Dolly Parton.  We expect a complete report, girlfriend.


well, geoff covered most of the set. it was fantastic! i hyperventilated throughout most of "9 to 5." my friends and i were crying so much we could hardly see dolly. i had to turn away from the stage at some point because it was all too beautiful, and i thought i was going to explode. at one point, a friend turned to me, and screamed, "i'm one of those tokyo bitches at a beatles concert!" we'd spent three hours staking out the perfect seats, so we were about 20 feet from the stage. we were surrounded by beautiful lesbians from texas who fed us beer and pot brownies. i had to pee during "little sparrow," but i couldn't bear to leave dolly. so i found a nearby tree, and asked some women to cover me. such nice people in the park that day.

we also saw split lip rayfield (i call them the soundgarden of bluegrass), and the austin lounge lizards. great shows! also saw hazel dickens, which also made me cry. she is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but back to dolly - she was wearing a blue rhinestone dress. she played the dulcimer, and tried to play the banjo, but, as geoff mentioned, there were serious sound issues. i called my mother three times from the show, but she wasn't home, so i just let the machine record the show for her. she called back as we were leaving (to go see a rather downer emmylou). she was crying, too.

dolly parton is sent straight from heaven to love us all.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2005, 11:18:07 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i had to pee during "little sparrow," but i couldn't bear to leave dolly. so i found a nearby tree, and asked some women to cover me. such nice people in the park that day.


Sounds like the true definition of a "Dolly Parton break"  :wink:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on October 04, 2005, 11:19:19 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i had to pee during "little sparrow," but i couldn't bear to leave dolly. so i found a nearby tree, and asked some women to cover me. such nice people in the park that day.


Sounds like the true definition of a "Dolly Parton break"  :wink:


ha! yeah, definitely no balls.

oh - i'll be at the chet thing, too.
Title: Emmy Lou
Post by: ggould on October 04, 2005, 12:14:52 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
we were leaving (to go see a rather downer emmylou)

Funny, I normally like Emmy Lou, but yes, the tempo was all pretty mournfully slow.  The guitar player had his huge vintage Fender tone thing going on, but we left after a few numbers for some pot stickers, prawns with lobster sauce, and 4 seasons lamb from Yet Wah.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on October 04, 2005, 01:20:00 PM
oh, i forgot to mention - when dolly sang, "i will always love you," she wished me "joy," and my friend standing next to me "happiness." more crying commenced.
Title: I wish
Post by: ggould on October 04, 2005, 01:39:15 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
oh, i forgot to mention - when dolly sang, "i will always love you," she wished me "joy," and my friend standing next to me "happiness." more crying commenced.

I wish I had been able to stay long enough to hear that.  One of my all-time favorite songs.  It irritates me to have people refer to it as a Whitney Houston song almost as much as when people call "Black Magic Woman" a Santana song!
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: Alicat on October 05, 2005, 09:22:03 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Here's the scoop on the Chet Helms shindig:

FREE!
A Chet Helms Tribal Stomp
Family Dog
Sunday October 30th, 2005
Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park
10:00am to 5:30pm
Free
 
Bands: Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Taj Mahal, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Charlatans, Terry Haggerty and James Preston (Sons of Champlin), Zero II, Squid B. Vicious, Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane, Starship), Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish) Blue Cheer, (Dickie Peterson, Leigh Stephens), Jorge Santana, George Michalski, Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone), Quicksilver Gold, Canned Heat, Narada Michael Walden, Natural Act (Hal Wagenet and Hitchell Holman), Jeff Blackburn, Howard Wales, Richi Ray, (Freedom Highway), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Vince Welnick, (TheTubes and Grateful Dead), Prairie Prince (Tubes), David Denny (Steve Miller), Peter Kaukonen, Iron Butterfly, Sammy Hagar, Herman Eberitzsch (Lee Oskar ,War), Ross Valory (Journey), Ace of Cups, War, Judge Murphy, Stephen Gaskin, David Freiberg (Quicksilver and Starship) Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe and The Fish) Greg Douglass (Steve Miller) Pete Sears (Rod Stewart, Hot Tuna), Bruce Latimer, David and Linda Laflamme (It's A Beautiful Day), Rowan Brothers, Lydia Pense, Annie Samson, Wavy Gravy.
 
Chet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from the 1960's. As promoter for the "Family Dog", Chet developed the concept of the modern rock concert and was one of the founding fathers of the 1960's peace movement that swept the nation and made waves around the world. Chet was also the catalyst that brought together Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, which helped shape the San Francisco sound. Without Chet Helms, as many have said, there would be no Grateful Dead, no Jefferson Airplane, no Big Brother and the list goes on and on. He promoted other acts like the Charlatans, the Great Society, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Peter Tosh, The Clash and countless others. Chet Helms continued promoting pivotal concerts through four decades. In the 60's at the Avalon Ballroom, Family Dog at the Beach, S.F. Golden Gate Park, Denver Dog, and Crystal Ballroom in Portland.
 


Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
this may be primarily of interest to Gaz, but the living SF music history pix are pretty cool.  First, here's a link to some photos:

http://vcpractice.com/chet/
<snip>


It appears we have not yet heard the last of Chet Helms. From Leah Garchik's column, today's fishwrap:

Quote
P.S.: That Chet Helms memorial/fundraiser at the Great American Musical Hall wasn't the last of it. An all-day Chet Helms Tribal Stomp, produced by Family Dog on Oct. 30 at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, will feature 7 1/2 hours of free live rock 'n' roll.


That sounds like it has a lot more promise than the Bridge show (not to mention it's a mere 15-20 blocks from my casa). The mind boggles at the psychedelic possibilities. Whaddaya think? Club gathering in the park?

I'm putting this on my calendar. Forget the Bridge.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: RGMike on October 06, 2005, 08:57:03 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Here's the scoop on the Chet Helms shindig:

FREE!
A Chet Helms Tribal Stomp
Family Dog
Sunday October 30th, 2005
Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park
10:00am to 5:30pm
Free

That sounds like it has a lot more promise than the Bridge show (not to mention it's a mere 15-20 blocks from my casa). The mind boggles at the psychedelic possibilities. Whaddaya think? Club gathering in the park?


on the same weekend, also in GGPark: the "wonders of cannabis" festival, in the County Fair Building, 9th & Lincoln.

http://www.wondersofcannabis.com

"I don't sniff de coke but I smoke de sensamilla"
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: Anonymous on October 06, 2005, 03:12:02 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
"I don't sniff de coke but I smoke de sensamilla"


If yr smokin sensamilla yr gonna want a LOT more cheese
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 11, 2005, 11:27:09 AM
Doing some Chico area research, found Arlo:

Arlo Guthrie
Date(s): 10/29/2005 - 10/29/2005
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Phone: 898-6333
Chico Performance presents, Alice`s Restaruant 40th Anniversary Massacree Tour, Arlo Guthrie, son Abe, and Gordon Titcomb hit the stage at Laxson Auditoruim. For tickets and information contact the University Box Office.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 11, 2005, 05:16:13 PM
Anyone score tix for the Green Day show at the Warfield on Thursday? I'm coming out of semi-retirement to usher this one. They're supposed to be performing the American Idiot "opera" in its entirety.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 11, 2005, 05:22:55 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Doing some Chico area research, found Arlo:

Arlo Guthrie
Date(s): 10/29/2005 - 10/29/2005
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Phone: 898-6333
Chico Performance presents, Alice`s Restaruant 40th Anniversary Massacree Tour, Arlo Guthrie, son Abe, and Gordon Titcomb hit the stage at Laxson Auditoruim. For tickets and information contact the University Box Office.


He'll be at Zellerbach in Berkeley on the 30th, according to Pollstar. Wonder if he'd stop by the Tribal Stomp in the park earlier that day?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on October 11, 2005, 08:02:01 PM
Quote from: "urth"
They're supposed to be performing the American Idiot "opera" in its entirety.


Can you say "Live DVD just in time for Christmas"?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 11, 2005, 09:21:46 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
They're supposed to be performing the American Idiot "opera" in its entirety.


Can you say "Live DVD just in time for Christmas"?


Possible, but do you really think they can get it shot, edited and produced in time for a mid-December-at-the-latest Christmas release?
Title: quickly my dear
Post by: ggould on October 11, 2005, 09:46:20 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
They're supposed to be performing the American Idiot "opera" in its entirety.
Can you say "Live DVD just in time for Christmas"?
Possible, but do you really think they can get it shot, edited and produced in time for a mid-December-at-the-latest Christmas release?

These days, they come out lightning fast!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 16, 2005, 09:26:20 PM
URTH: Where's your Green Day review?
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: Gazoo on October 21, 2005, 09:50:49 PM
Just reviving this thread b/c I'm wondering how many of you are going, and whether Grace Slick is going to be there, and whether she ever reskedded w/ the morning showsters ...

Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
Here's the scoop on the Chet Helms shindig:

FREE!
A Chet Helms Tribal Stomp
Family Dog
Sunday October 30th, 2005
Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park
10:00am to 5:30pm
Free
 
Bands: Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Taj Mahal, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Charlatans, Terry Haggerty and James Preston (Sons of Champlin), Zero II, Squid B. Vicious, Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane, Starship), Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish) Blue Cheer, (Dickie Peterson, Leigh Stephens), Jorge Santana, George Michalski, Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone), Quicksilver Gold, Canned Heat, Narada Michael Walden, Natural Act (Hal Wagenet and Hitchell Holman), Jeff Blackburn, Howard Wales, Richi Ray, (Freedom Highway), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Vince Welnick, (TheTubes and Grateful Dead), Prairie Prince (Tubes), David Denny (Steve Miller), Peter Kaukonen, Iron Butterfly, Sammy Hagar, Herman Eberitzsch (Lee Oskar ,War), Ross Valory (Journey), Ace of Cups, War, Judge Murphy, Stephen Gaskin, David Freiberg (Quicksilver and Starship) Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe and The Fish) Greg Douglass (Steve Miller) Pete Sears (Rod Stewart, Hot Tuna), Bruce Latimer, David and Linda Laflamme (It's A Beautiful Day), Rowan Brothers, Lydia Pense, Annie Samson, Wavy Gravy.
 
Chet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from the 1960's. As promoter for the "Family Dog", Chet developed the concept of the modern rock concert and was one of the founding fathers of the 1960's peace movement that swept the nation and made waves around the world. Chet was also the catalyst that brought together Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, which helped shape the San Francisco sound. Without Chet Helms, as many have said, there would be no Grateful Dead, no Jefferson Airplane, no Big Brother and the list goes on and on. He promoted other acts like the Charlatans, the Great Society, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Peter Tosh, The Clash and countless others. Chet Helms continued promoting pivotal concerts through four decades. In the 60's at the Avalon Ballroom, Family Dog at the Beach, S.F. Golden Gate Park, Denver Dog, and Crystal Ballroom in Portland.
 


Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
this may be primarily of interest to Gaz, but the living SF music history pix are pretty cool.  First, here's a link to some photos:

http://vcpractice.com/chet/
<snip>


It appears we have not yet heard the last of Chet Helms. From Leah Garchik's column, today's fishwrap:

Quote
P.S.: That Chet Helms memorial/fundraiser at the Great American Musical Hall wasn't the last of it. An all-day Chet Helms Tribal Stomp, produced by Family Dog on Oct. 30 at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, will feature 7 1/2 hours of free live rock 'n' roll.


That sounds like it has a lot more promise than the Bridge show (not to mention it's a mere 15-20 blocks from my casa). The mind boggles at the psychedelic possibilities. Whaddaya think? Club gathering in the park?

I'm putting this on my calendar. Forget the Bridge.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2005, 10:23:00 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just reviving this thread b/c I'm wondering how many of you are going, and whether Grace Slick is going to be there, and whether she ever reskedded w/ the morning showsters ...


I know poc responded in the affirmative.  As to your other 2 questions: No and No.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: ggould on October 21, 2005, 10:31:13 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just reviving this thread b/c I'm wondering how many of you are going, and whether Grace Slick is going to be there, and whether she ever reskedded w/ the morning showsters ...
I know poc responded in the affirmative.  As to your other 2 questions: No and No.

I'd certainly love to go, but I wish I was half my age, and could just hang out in GGP all day long chillin' out.
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on October 22, 2005, 01:33:09 PM
to officially dedicate and celebrate the jerry garcia amphitheater....saturday, 29 oct 2005 11-5. free!!!!! live music: jefefrson starship and the jefferson airplane galactic family reunion. the jg apmph is located on shelley drive in john mclaren park. www.jgamp.org

i'll be there!!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 22, 2005, 07:13:10 PM
I can't make it to McLaren but still want to come to GGP on Sunday. Anyone else planning to go?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 27, 2005, 03:12:52 PM
I didn't know where to put this, and I'm surprised no one mentioned it before. The nominees for the next RnR Hall of Fame inductions came out a few weeks back:

Iggy and the Stooges
Sex Pistols
Blondie
Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd,
John Mellencamp
J. Geils
Patti Smith Group
Chic
Cat Stevens
Joe Tex
Dave Clark Five
Paul Butterfield Band
Miles Davis
Sir Douglas Quintet

Still no Hollies, War, 3DN, Van halen....

Discuss!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 27, 2005, 03:58:16 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I didn't know where to put this, and I'm surprised no one mentioned it before. The nominees for the next RnR Hall of Fame inductions came out a few weeks back:

Iggy and the Stooges
Sex Pistols
Blondie
Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd,
John Mellencamp
J. Geils
Patti Smith Group
Chic
Cat Stevens
Joe Tex
Dave Clark Five
Paul Butterfield Band
Miles Davis
Sir Douglas Quintet

Still no Hollies, War, 3DN, Van halen....

Discuss!


Seems to me that Sabbath should make it for pioneering the Heavy Metal genre.  Maybe the Paul Butterfield Band, too, for pioneering electric blues rock.

Of course, I'm happy to see J Geils nominated, though I don't expect them to make it.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on October 27, 2005, 04:40:52 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I didn't know where to put this, and I'm surprised no one mentioned it before. The nominees for the next RnR Hall of Fame inductions came out a few weeks back:

Iggy and the Stooges
Sex Pistols
Blondie
Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd,
John Mellencamp
J. Geils
Patti Smith Group
Chic
Cat Stevens
Joe Tex
Dave Clark Five
Paul Butterfield Band
Miles Davis
Sir Douglas Quintet

Still no Hollies, War, 3DN, Van halen....

Discuss!


Sir Douglas gets the nod before the Hollies?  The Hollies slightly predate them & were immeasurably bigger, how's that possible?

I think Sex Pistols & Mellencamp get in this time for sure, maybe Cat Stevens too.  Probably Miles.  Predicting anything else would require more prescience than I got.
Title: RRHOF
Post by: ggould on October 27, 2005, 10:49:24 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I didn't know where to put this, and I'm surprised no one mentioned it before. The nominees for the next RnR Hall of Fame inductions came out a few weeks back:

Iggy and the Stooges
Sex Pistols
Blondie
Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd,
John Mellencamp
J. Geils
Patti Smith Group
Chic
Cat Stevens
Joe Tex
Dave Clark Five
Paul Butterfield Band
Miles Davis
Sir Douglas Quintet

Still no Hollies, War, 3DN, Van halen....

Discuss!

Sir Douglas gets the nod before the Hollies?  The Hollies slightly predate them & were immeasurably bigger, how's that possible?

I think Sex Pistols & Mellencamp get in this time for sure, maybe Cat Stevens too.  Probably Miles.  Predicting anything else would require more prescience than I got.

Paul Butterfield Blues Band clear heavyweight here, if you don't count Miles Davis.  This was a truly historic pioneering band.
Title: Chet Helms
Post by: Alicat on October 30, 2005, 08:44:24 PM
I made it to the Chet Helms Tribal Stomp today. What a glorious, glorious day. Beautiful music, beautiful people, beautiful stuff floating all around. I wandered the whole meadow, side to side, front to back. I was up front for Blue Cheer and Paul Kantner (Volunteers, White Rabbit + more) and a few more. Wandered a bit. Hung out in the middle for It's a Beautiful Day (White Bird was splendid!) and Canned Heat (Goin up the Country, Let's Work Together +more).

There were thousands of people and it looked like a great time was had by all. This was a thousand times more enjoyable than the Bridge Benefit would have been.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: Alicat on October 30, 2005, 09:20:02 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
...I wish I was half my age, and could just hang out in GGP all day long chillin' out.
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Hope you made it. The majority of the crowd WAS your age and then some. There were some downright elderly folk there. I applaud one and all.
Title: Re: Chet Helms party
Post by: ggould on October 30, 2005, 09:39:09 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "ggould"
...I wish I was half my age, and could just hang out in GGP all day long chillin' out.
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Hope you made it. The majority of the crowd WAS your age and then some. There were some downright elderly folk there. I applaud one and all.
I watched a lot of it on the streaming video.  Some of it downright cool, some pretty lame, but I kind of liked the whole 'unreconstructed hippie' vibe anyway.  Beautiful Day, Jerry Miller, Quicksilver Gold w/David Frieberg, Jefferson Starship/Family, and so on.
Title: Re: Chet Helms
Post by: princessofcairo on October 31, 2005, 11:06:15 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I made it to the Chet Helms Tribal Stomp today. What a glorious, glorious day. Beautiful music, beautiful people, beautiful stuff floating all around. I wandered the whole meadow, side to side, front to back. I was up front for Blue Cheer and Paul Kantner (Volunteers, White Rabbit + more) and a few more. Wandered a bit. Hung out in the middle for It's a Beautiful Day (White Bird was splendid!) and Canned Heat (Goin up the Country, Let's Work Together +more).

There were thousands of people and it looked like a great time was had by all. This was a thousand times more enjoyable than the Bridge Benefit would have been.


sounds like a great time! i was recovering from a 4-day bender. birthday parties, halloween parties, jonathan richman, and a woman who pooped her pants at my bar. what fun!
Title: Re: Chet Helms
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2005, 11:11:28 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
...and a woman who pooped her pants at my bar. what fun!


er, TMI, babe, TMI.

now, if Jonathan Richman had pooped his pants...
Title: Re: Chet Helms
Post by: princessofcairo on October 31, 2005, 11:15:22 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
...and a woman who pooped her pants at my bar. what fun!


er, TMI, babe, TMI.

now, if Jonathan Richman had pooped his pants...


well she did it while jonathan was playing. does that count?
Title: Re: Chet Helms
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2005, 11:24:11 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
...and a woman who pooped her pants at my bar. what fun!


er, TMI, babe, TMI.

now, if Jonathan Richman had pooped his pants...


well she did it while jonathan was playing. does that count?


EWWWWW!
Title: Re: Chet Helms
Post by: Gazoo on October 31, 2005, 10:55:37 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
...and a woman who pooped her pants at my bar. what fun!


er, TMI, babe, TMI.

now, if Jonathan Richman had pooped his pants...


A road runner leaving road apples?

Or a road runner with the road runs?

I know, TMI ^ 2.
Title: cool pix of tribal stomp and recent events
Post by: ggould on November 03, 2005, 12:22:03 PM
suitable for deadheads and other weirdos:

 
http://vcpractice.com/chet10-30-05/


Recent photo shoots:
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Dedication | San Francisco 10-29-05
http://vcpractice.com/jgamph10-29-05/

Jerry Garcia Art Book Party | City Hall | San Francisco CA 10-26-05
http://www.minkindesign.com/garciabook/

Phil Lesh + Friends | Bimbo's : San Francisco, CA 10-27-05
http://vcpractice.com/lesh10-27-05/
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 08, 2005, 09:40:17 AM
I am so jonesin for a McCartney ticket for tonight. Any of you seeing Paul or U2 or Stones?
Title: Sir Paul
Post by: ggould on November 08, 2005, 09:41:22 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am so jonesin for a McCartney ticket for tonight. Any of you seeing Paul or U2 or Stones?

a friend of mine went last night, and was quite impressed.
Title: Re: Sir Paul
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2005, 09:44:10 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am so jonesin for a McCartney ticket for tonight. Any of you seeing Paul or U2 or Stones?
a friend of mine went last night, and was quite impressed.

A Foghead yesterday said she saw him in Portland, and said he was amazing; he played for nearly 3-1/2 hours.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on November 08, 2005, 09:52:55 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am so jonesin for a McCartney ticket for tonight. Any of you seeing Paul or U2 or Stones?


I've been thinking about seeing if I can scalp a ticket for U2, but otherwise, no. Will be in Chicago when the Stones are here--but that should be an EASY scalp if any of you are thinking about going, particularly if the weather is dicey.

Wow, now they've got Bonnie on KFOG, playing Mercenary, which was the penultimate song in the Boulder set just 5 minutes ago.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 08, 2005, 10:26:42 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am so jonesin for a McCartney ticket for tonight. Any of you seeing Paul or U2 or Stones?


I've been thinking about seeing if I can scalp a ticket for U2, but otherwise, no. Will be in Chicago when the Stones are here--but that should be an EASY scalp if any of you are thinking about going, particularly if the weather is dicey.

Wow, now they've got Bonnie on KFOG, playing Mercenary, which was the penultimate song in the Boulder set just 5 minutes ago.

I plan to head up to SBC on Tuesday night and try for a cheap or free last minute ticket. If nothing, I'll just try to listen from outside and go home.
Paul tix are avail for tonight but at $250, I can't do it.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2005, 12:28:32 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Paul tix are avail for tonight but at $250, I can't do it.


Well, if you don't see him, you can, er, Listen To What The Man Said:

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2005/11/paul_mccartney_.html#more
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2005, 08:08:38 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I plan to head up to SBC on Tuesday night and try for a cheap or free last minute ticket. If nothing, I'll just try to listen from outside and go home.


Well, Joel Selvin gave them quite the rave:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/11/14/DDstones14.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 14, 2005, 09:08:33 PM
I'm coming up solo. Any of you want to join me?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on November 15, 2005, 07:40:54 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I'm coming up solo. Any of you want to join me?


Apparently folks in Potrero Hill, Bernal Hts and Noe Valley were complaining that they could hear the music Sun nite!  I didn't hear a thing. :cry:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Anonymous on November 16, 2005, 10:33:38 AM
Nice show. I got very lucky with a ticket and it was easy. I was looking for about 10 minutes before opportunity presented itself. I was field club in the 4th row of seats above the center of the visitor dugout. I got down on the floor for a bit of a stroll but probably was not supposed to.

Metallica was great. Lots of "older" folks who were a bit unnerved by them I thimk. Mick at 62 is so in shape but looking older than his age.

Ronnie and Keith looked like they were having a great time and got a lot of play time.

Mobile stage came out to the pitcher mound area so they were quite close to me for about 4 songs.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on November 16, 2005, 03:54:28 PM
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Nice show. I got very lucky with a ticket and it was easy. I was looking for about 10 minutes before opportunity presented itself. I was field club in the 4th row of seats above the center of the visitor dugout. I got down on the floor for a bit of a stroll but probably was not supposed to.

Metallica was great. Lots of "older" folks who were a bit unnerved by them I thimk. Mick at 62 is so in shape but looking older than his age.

Ronnie and Keith looked like they were having a great time and got a lot of play time.

Mobile stage came out to the pitcher mound area so they were quite close to me for about 4 songs.


Very nice, guest/Alicat. We could see the lights of the ballpark when we flew in over the bay a little after 6.

If you don't mind my asking, were you able to get it for a good price?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 16, 2005, 08:48:54 PM
The face was $164 and then fees I'm sure. I paid $80 and bought the guy a few beers since we were sitting by each other.  ($80 for a ticket and $40 for beer! :lol: ) I also bought a $10 souvenir pin.  I had at least $130 worth of fun.

Taking the train was great too. SRO up and back but I had a seat. I was home by 11:45.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on November 17, 2005, 07:19:13 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
The face was $164 and then fees I'm sure. I paid $80 and bought the guy a few beers since we were sitting by each other.  ($80 for a ticket and $40 for beer! :lol: ) I also bought a $10 souvenir pin.  I had at least $130 worth of fun.

Taking the train was great too. SRO up and back but I had a seat. I was home by 11:45.


Excellent work!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 17, 2005, 09:19:42 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
The face was $164 and then fees I'm sure. I paid $80


Wow, more than half off!  And still more than I would have been willing to pay!  I'm getting cheap in my old age...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 17, 2005, 09:29:27 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Alicat"
The face was $164 and then fees I'm sure. I paid $80


Wow, more than half off!  And still more than I would have been willing to pay!  I'm getting cheap in my old age...

Ya know, I had a $40 budget but that would have got me into the upper decks. Cold and a poor view so while I was there I figured WTF, go for it. That's why I go to work everyday, earn a few dollars.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on November 29, 2005, 07:50:42 AM
couldn't decide which thread to put this in... but if you saw MNF last nite you know that the Stones have been announced as this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show headliners.  Surprised it took them so long.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on November 29, 2005, 03:46:42 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
couldn't decide which thread to put this in... but if you saw MNF last nite you know that the Stones have been announced as this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show headliners.  Surprised it took them so long.


I will send each one of you a check for $50 if they play "Sweet Neo-Con."

I'll make it $500 if they play "Cocksucker Blues."
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on November 29, 2005, 09:20:25 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
couldn't decide which thread to put this in... but if you saw MNF last nite you know that the Stones have been announced as this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show headliners.  Surprised it took them so long.


I will send each one of you a check for $50 if they play "Sweet Neo-Con."

I'll make it $500 if they play "Cocksucker Blues."


hahahahaha! I had the same thought about "Neo-Con".
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on December 01, 2005, 08:59:49 AM
(humming to the tune of Santa Claus is coming to town)

Aerosmith is coming to town. San Jose and Oakland that is. And I was just lusting after Joe Perry yesterday. Presale today, yay!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2005, 09:54:41 AM
the Supremes' Mary Wilson gets a rave from the Chron for her cabaret show at the Plush Room:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/07/DDG9QG3CFM1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on December 08, 2005, 12:05:20 PM
i caught a limo to the kanye west show last night. hot shit, baby. a little too staged, but, still - a really great show. he asked the peeps in the vip booth (hp pavilion) to turn off their televisions. told them to go home to watch the game.

it went a lil' sumpin' like this:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3015/460/0/Photo-739125.jpg

on the far left is my girl. next to me is my bro, and next to him is his girl (jungle fever runs in the fam).

fantasia opened for him - that girrrrl can sang! she did a version of aerosmith's "dream on" that totally brought down the house!!!!!!!!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2005, 12:19:09 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i caught a limo to the kanye west show last night. hot shit, baby. a little too staged, but, still - a really great show. he asked the peeps in the vip booth (hp pavilion) to turn off their televisions. told them to go home to watch the game.


"Kanye West doesn't care about Basketball fans"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on December 08, 2005, 01:11:28 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i caught a limo to the kanye west show last night. hot shit, baby. a little too staged, but, still - a really great show. he asked the peeps in the vip booth (hp pavilion) to turn off their televisions. told them to go home to watch the game.

it went a lil' sumpin' like this:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3015/460/0/Photo-739125.jpg

on the far left is my girl. next to me is my bro, and next to him is his girl (jungle fever runs in the fam).

fantasia opened for him - that girrrrl can sang! she did a version of aerosmith's "dream on" that totally brought down the house!!!!!!!!!


Yo, Princess--I get an "access denied" error at that link above. Any help?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on December 08, 2005, 01:15:39 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i caught a limo to the kanye west show last night. hot shit, baby. a little too staged, but, still - a really great show. he asked the peeps in the vip booth (hp pavilion) to turn off their televisions. told them to go home to watch the game.

it went a lil' sumpin' like this:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3015/460/0/Photo-739125.jpg

on the far left is my girl. next to me is my bro, and next to him is his girl (jungle fever runs in the fam).

fantasia opened for him - that girrrrl can sang! she did a version of aerosmith's "dream on" that totally brought down the house!!!!!!!!!


Yo, Princess--I get an "access denied" error at that link above. Any help?


who loves you, baby? (http://www.ameliaray.net/kanye.jpg)
i should mention, the original caption was "is that pam grier?"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on December 09, 2005, 12:03:34 PM
The Kanye Pics are up at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75396401@N00/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37814028@N00/
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on December 09, 2005, 10:38:35 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
The Kanye Pics are up at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75396401@N00/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37814028@N00/


Damn!

"If you a fly gal
Get your nose done
Get a pedicure
Get your hair did"

Good lookin'!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on December 10, 2005, 03:13:45 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
The Kanye Pics are up at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75396401@N00/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37814028@N00/


Damn!

"If you a fly gal
Get your nose done
Get a pedicure
Get your hair did"

Good lookin'!


:) thanks!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on January 23, 2006, 03:50:14 PM
who's going to see donald fagen (http://"http://www.donaldfagen.com")?!?!?!?!

3/28   Oakland, CA   Paramount Theatre    tics on sale: 2/5
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 02, 2006, 09:23:41 PM
aaaaarrrrggghhhhh. I'm in PAIN. Was totally pumped up for Aerosmith Friday night and the show just got rescheduled to April 11! Someone is sick but no news who or what. Damn.

If Wednesday in Oakland gets bumped too it'll be a double damn.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2006, 09:47:36 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
aaaaarrrrggghhhhh. I'm in PAIN. Was totally pumped up for Aerosmith Friday night and the show just got rescheduled to April 11! Someone is sick but no news who or what. Damn.

If Wednesday in Oakland gets bumped too it'll be a double damn.


Mr Tyler decided to spend the weekend at the Super Bowl copping new moves from Mick :wink:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 03, 2006, 12:33:09 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
aaaaarrrrggghhhhh. I'm in PAIN. Was totally pumped up for Aerosmith Friday night and the show just got rescheduled to April 11! Someone is sick but no news who or what. Damn.

If Wednesday in Oakland gets bumped too it'll be a double damn.


Mr Tyler decided to spend the weekend at the Super Bowl copping new moves from Mick :wink:


FYI Ali, Cheap Trick will be replacing Lenny Kravitz as the opening act, per Brad Kava in today's Merc.

Brad also says Blondie and the re-formed Cars (with Todd Rundgren subbing for Ric Ocasek) are touring together this summer.  One reader comment on Brad's blog called Todd "Toad Rugburn". I didn't think anybody hated Todd...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on February 03, 2006, 03:37:46 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
who's going to see donald fagen (http://"http://www.donaldfagen.com")?!?!?!?!

3/28   Oakland, CA   Paramount Theatre    tics on sale: 2/5


I want to go!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Anonymous on February 03, 2006, 04:34:30 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I didn't think anybody hated Todd...


XTC kinda did.  (Legend does, they were no longer on speaking terms with TR by the time Skylarking was done.)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on February 03, 2006, 06:15:37 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
the Supremes' Mary Wilson gets a rave from the Chron for her cabaret show at the Plush Room:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/07/DDG9QG3CFM1.DTL


I don't think I ever told you all my Mary Wilson story.

My first-ever NYC cab ride was in the fall of 1999 in the company of my college friend Ed and his soon-to-be-wife Cheryl, who were visiting me from CT.  We got in and -- to the novelty of me and apparently Ed and Cheryl as well -- a garbly prerecorded track started playing through speakers in the back that went something like this: "Hi!  This is Mary Wilson of the Supremes, thanking you for riding in a New York City Cab. (some stuff about seat belts)  So be sure to Stop! In the Name of Safety!"

An awestruck silence.

Ed: "Wow, she sounded BAD."

Cheryl: "Was she reading that with a muffin in her mouth?"

(drum roll, please)

Me: "Stop! In the Name of Pastry!"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on February 04, 2006, 01:14:49 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
who's going to see donald fagen (http://"http://www.donaldfagen.com")?!?!?!?!

3/28   Oakland, CA   Paramount Theatre    tics on sale: 2/5


I want to go!!


tics go on sale tomorrow morning!!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on February 07, 2006, 08:19:45 AM
It's a good week for live music in NYC.  As I scribbled for this week's Voice:


WEDNESDAY 2.8

Poco + Steve Forbert
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd, 212-997-4144.
8pm, $25-29.

Dude, it’s yacht rock! Poco weren’t always that way—they started out as progenitors of the SoCal country-rock movement of the ’70s, then, as most did, mellowed out further as the decade progressed. The puerile will giggle that their latest album is titled Bareback at Big Sky, but they and opening longtime guitar folkie Steve Forbert are consummate professionals who’ll give both the hits and the misses their best.


THURSDAY 2.9
 
Aimee Mann + Chuck Prophet
Town Hall, 123 W 43 rd, 212-840-2824
8pm, $25-35.

Mann might not be in the best of spirits as she absorbs the unexpected loss of her brother-in-law, actor Chris Penn, but one hopes the power of song will help get her through; and indeed, there’s much power to be found in her Forgotten Arm album as well as in the output of unheralded guitar genius Chuck Prophet. An inspired pairing.


FRIDAY 2.10

Jefferson Starship: ‘Jefferson Airplane Galactic Reunion’
North Fork Theatre, Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY, 516-334-0800
8pm.

The last time the touring aircraft of Kantner, Balin, et al. touched down in the NYC area, they played three-hour sets two straight nights. Not bad for a crew of sixtysomethings. Balin isn’t around this time, but Country Joe McDonald and G-Dead pianist Tom Constanten are, ensuring less late-’70s MOR and more hippie shakes.


TUESDAY 2.14

Tom Jones
Nokia Theatre Times Square, 1515 Bway, 212-930-1950
8pm, thru Feb 15, $65-85.

The Nokia venue might not be big enough to hold the still-booming voice and presence of His Tomness. The sexbomb continues his unpredictable recording career with wildly incongruous duets while his live shows remain thrillers to the MILF set and beyond. He can cover anything, and has, so expect the kitsch’n’sink, and then some.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on February 07, 2006, 08:23:37 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
who's going to see donald fagen (http://"http://www.donaldfagen.com")?!?!?!?!

3/28   Oakland, CA   Paramount Theatre    tics on sale: 2/5


I want to go!!


tics go on sale tomorrow morning!!!


Hey Princess, didja get 'em?  How many are going?  

I'm psyched.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2006, 08:36:58 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
It's a good week for live music in NYC.  As I scribbled for this week's Voice:


Jefferson Starship: ‘Jefferson Airplane Galactic Reunion’
North Fork Theatre, Westbury Music Fair.


Yikes, they're playing Westbury Music Fair? I didn't think that was still in existence -- one of the original "theater-in-the-round" venues. I saw Randy Travis there in '89, with a then-unknown opening act named Clint Black.

"kitsch’n’sink" -- LOL!  did you coin that?

"Ah think ah bettah DANCE now!"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 07, 2006, 08:38:43 PM
Crossing my fingers for Aerosmith to play tomorrow. I heard they are making a Grammy appearance then jetting up for the show.

If one of you is interested in the rescheduled Aerosmith San Jose show on April 11, let me know. My friend who was going can't make it on the 11th so I'll either get a refund or it will be me, Bob, and you!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on February 08, 2006, 07:33:48 AM
Advance previews of some of the following week's shows (don't worry, I won't post these all the time):


THURSDAY 2.16
 
Livingston Taylor
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette, 212-239-6200
7pm, $20.

His nephew Ben (James’s son) played the Bowery the night before, so don’t be surprised if this intimate show becomes yet another Taylor family affair. A Berklee music instructor when not performing, Liv sounds a whole lot like James, just as simple and serene, and tonight promotes a new indie album, There You Are Again.


TUESDAY 2.21

O’Death + Nicole Schneit + LD Beghtol and the New Criticism
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Bklyn, 718-302-3770.
9pm.

O’Death? O’noshedidnt. Civil War shanty-punk hootenanny, if you need it. But the night’s redeemed by LD Beghtol’s band, who I’ll accommodate and file under “Experimental Countrypolitan Deathpop” next to Bobby Goldsboro. The New Criticism tunesmiths are diverse as vaudeville and twice as clever, utilizing any number of genres, instruments, and approaches. With Nicole Schneit.


TUESDAY 2.21

Jenny Owen Youngs + Jessie Murphy + Rachel Loshak
Living Room, 154 Ludlow, 212-533-7235
8pm.

Murphy’s February residency with newfound bandmate Jamie Stellini bears fruit: Fellow indiepop avenger Jenny Owen Youngs is on board every Tuesday this month as well, offering material like “Fuck Was I” (as in, thinking) that’s far more interesting lyrically than musically. Same goes for the briskly orchestral Rachel Loshak, whose tunes are pleasant but samey and safe.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 09, 2006, 08:58:56 AM
Can one of you lead me to a picture of Joel Selvin? My friend thinks he was in front of us at Aerosmith last night and I'm curious. More deets on the show later
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 09, 2006, 09:08:44 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Can one of you lead me to a picture of Joel Selvin? My friend thinks he was in front of us at Aerosmith last night and I'm curious. More deets on the show later


ask and ye shall receive:

(http://www.rocksbackpages.com/furniture/writers/selvin.jpg)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on February 09, 2006, 09:48:50 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Can one of you lead me to a picture of Joel Selvin? My friend thinks he was in front of us at Aerosmith last night and I'm curious. More deets on the show later


ask and ye shall receive:

(http://www.rocksbackpages.com/furniture/writers/selvin.jpg)


You might want to mentally subtract some hair and add a few pounds and wrinkles--I think that shot is at least 10 years old. He sat in front of us at the Costello show at the Paramount last year and he looked sort of like that, just older.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on February 09, 2006, 10:07:48 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Can one of you lead me to a picture of Joel Selvin? My friend thinks he was in front of us at Aerosmith last night and I'm curious. More deets on the show later


ask and ye shall receive:

(http://www.rocksbackpages.com/furniture/writers/selvin.jpg)


You might want to mentally subtract some hair and add a few pounds and wrinkles--I think that shot is at least 10 years old. He sat in front of us at the Costello show at the Paramount last year and he looked sort of like that, just older.


Hell, he looked 10 years older than that pic when I met him 10 years ago!

(Actually, closer to 8: I visited him in '97 or '98 when I expressed interest in the Sly & the Family Stone oral-history bio he was then working on.  Dude's got a jukebox in his kitchen.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 09, 2006, 08:50:29 PM
Mighta been Joel if his hair got longer and wavy so not sure. There was an older gentleman with him and many people chatted with them. One was a venue VIP. But who cares. Concert was great fun albeit a bit delayed.

I liked Lenny Kravitz. I started with dinner at Francesco's so made it to the show late. Lenny was late starting too so it worked out. Near the end he walked through the crowd singing, all the way around the arena. He was shaking hands and being friendly. Stopped and posed for pictures with people. I got to pat him on the back like in a "good job" kind of way. He had a very young trumpet player who walked by after the set and he signed my ticket and chatted a bit. His female drummer rocked.

OK. Now the WAIT for Steven Tyler and Co. who were flying in from LA. Idiots. Took forever. The wait between sets was like an hour or more and the freakin crowd did the WAVE about six times around the place. First time I've experienced the wave at a rock show. Weird. They finally got started about 10:20-10:30. They are so HOT. Not in an icky old like Mick way but in a they still got the moves kind of way. Steven is looking craggy and a bit creepy but what the hell. I think there was a fleeting resemblance to Keith. When Steven started out he was wearing a pair of sunglasses and looked like Jim Morrison. He then flung those down into the crowd, about 20 feet from me. Later he was close by again (there were two stages on the left and right of front center that came out to center court which brought him to me) and playing harmonica and leaning out into the crowd. Some guy held up a cup of beer which Steven put his fingers into the tasted it. When finishing the song, he motioned to beer guy to come forward with the cup. He reached out and dropped his harmonica into the suds. Sweet Emotion was great. Guitarist, bass player I guess, Tom, showcased his talent and I got to watch Mr. Tylers booty about 20 feet in front of me while singing "just a shakin' your ass". OK, it was meaningful to me. He also put on quite a show with some woman up one of the side ramps. On to Joe Perry. Hubba bubba. I think he waxes because his chest is tooo smooooth. He put on a great show. I did not like one of his singles that he did because the lyrics were stupid. I can overlook that. He made good crowd contact but never close enough to me. Damn. He finished the show with his shirt off (YAY!), guitar on ground, whipping his shirt against the strings and it sounded just fine.

Must be a timing issue in Oakland because after a late arrival, they only played until 12. I expected more. Also, what's up with cameras at shows now? They're allowed? Maybe because everyone (except me) seems to have one as part of their cell phone? Lots of picture taking and vendors were selling disposable cameras if you wanted them. I was feeling cursed for not having mine and thinking I'll not have such a good vantage point for the San Jose show in April. If I had taken pics, they would have been awesome.

Overall, even though the band played to the crowd and were more touchy feely and accessible than I have ever witnessed, they were tight and played well. The sound in Oakland is so much better than San Jose or SBC or Shoreline. No more to say. I've probably grossed you out with too much damn they're HOT! But they are!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 09, 2006, 09:33:57 PM
closest I could come to a shirtless Joe Perry pic:

(http://www.aerosmith.com/road_scenes/GOSTourEnd/TN/Shirtless%20Joe%20Perry%20with%20Roger%20Clemens.jpg)

That's him with Roger Clemens who I WISH was shirtless...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 09, 2006, 09:39:53 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
closest I could come to a shirtless Joe Perry pic:

(http://www.aerosmith.com/road_scenes/GOSTourEnd/TN/Shirtless%20Joe%20Perry%20with%20Roger%20Clemens.jpg)

That's him with Roger Clemens who I WISH was shirtless...

I'd mow you down on my way to get BOTH of them! :wink:
I neglected to mention in my rave above that Joe had on boots with SPURS. Yeeee hawww!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on February 10, 2006, 10:50:46 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
He had a very young trumpet player who walked by after the set and he signed my ticket and chatted a bit. His female drummer rocked.


guy with black hair, skinny, wearing a tight t-shirt, no big bicep muscles? that was probably my buddy, michael leonhart.

and, yes, cindy blackman is a drumming god!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 10, 2006, 01:52:19 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
He had a very young trumpet player who walked by after the set and he signed my ticket and chatted a bit. His female drummer rocked.


guy with black hair, skinny, wearing a tight t-shirt, no big bicep muscles? that was probably my buddy, michael leonhart.

and, yes, cindy blackman is a drumming god!

He was really nice. ABout 19. Don't know about his hair....We chatted because he was wearing a red (I think) Yankees hat. He took the hat off and explained it was not because he was a big fan but to cover the cap thing he had on that was smoothing or training his hair to go back. He was slenderinsh I guess.

I'd like to see/hear more of Cindy's work. Wish I could rock on the drums.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on February 10, 2006, 02:08:23 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
He had a very young trumpet player who walked by after the set and he signed my ticket and chatted a bit. His female drummer rocked.


guy with black hair, skinny, wearing a tight t-shirt, no big bicep muscles? that was probably my buddy, michael leonhart.

and, yes, cindy blackman is a drumming god!

He was really nice. ABout 19. Don't know about his hair....We chatted because he was wearing a red (I think) Yankees hat. He took the hat off and explained it was not because he was a big fan but to cover the cap thing he had on that was smoothing or training his hair to go back. He was slenderinsh I guess.

I'd like to see/hear more of Cindy's work. Wish I could rock on the drums.


no, my friend is in his 30s. but he looks like he's 19. except his hair recedes a bit. at one point, he was the youngest person to win a grammy.

i can send you some cindy blackman. just let me know which email addy to use.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 10, 2006, 10:00:31 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
He had a very young trumpet player who walked by after the set and he signed my ticket and chatted a bit. His female drummer rocked.


I'd like to see/hear more of Cindy's work. Wish I could rock on the drums.


i can send you some cindy blackman. just let me know which email addy to use.

try the hotmail addy. I have sbc but only if hotmail doesn't work.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 12:26:21 PM
Gaz is arriving a few days too late to see St Etienne at the Fillmore tomo'w nite.
Title: Jefferson Starship, B.B. King's, 2/17/06
Post by: Gazoo on February 18, 2006, 03:19:04 PM
Jefferson Starship's latest go-round hit B.B. King's last night.  Strangely, I felt no urge to go (and this was before I knew I'd be working late last night).  But damn: I missed "Harp Tree Lament"!  AND "Sketches of China"!  (Though that'll only register for two or three of you.)  From the JS website:


(TC and Country Joe)
Paul, Diana, Darby, Slick, Chris, David, Linda,


Volunteers    all
Pooneil  all
Lather  Diana
Fat Angel Paul
Sally go 'rond the Roses   Diana
White Rabbit  Darby
Triad  Diana/Darby
Get Together  David
Shadowlands  Diana/Darby
Hyperdrive  Diana/Darby
Better laying Down  Darby
Harp Tree Lament  David
Rock me Baby  Linda
Loser  David
Sketches of China   Paul/Diana
Silver Spoon  Diana
Pride of Man   David
Lawman   Darby
Jane   David
Other Side of this Life  All
Birdland Jam   Slick
Mona   David
Diana into We can be Together   All

Encores:

Crown of Creation   All
Somebody to Love   All
Title: Robyn and the Five
Post by: urth on February 28, 2006, 10:07:21 AM
Robyn Hitchcock and the Minus 5, that is. Did a truly wonderful and wacky show at Slim's last night. Hitchcock is quirkyness personified, and his songs (not to mention the rambling stream-of-absurdity introductions that were in many cases longer than the songs they were introducing) were just amazing. And the Minus 5--what can I say about Scott McOi that hasn't already been said? The guy's a nut, and a pop genius. And what other bands include an unknown master of power pop, a semi-known master of same, a Big Rock Star, and a former member of Ministry? (John Ramberg, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, and Bill Rieflin, respectively.)

A couple of notable covers: The Remains' Don't Look Back, Eight Miles High, and a version of Robyn's ex-band the Soft Boys' I Wanna Destroy You, dedicated to "George and Condi and Karl Rove and Ari Fleisher and Paul Wolfowitz and..."

Tonight's show at Thee Parkside promises to be a bit, umm, looser, if past performances are any indication.
Title: Re: Robyn and the Five
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2006, 10:17:01 AM
Quote from: "urth"

A couple of notable covers: The Remains' Don't Look Back, Eight Miles High, and a version of Robyn's ex-band the Soft Boys' I Wanna Destroy You, dedicated to "George and Condi and Karl Rove and Ari Fleisher and Paul Wolfowitz and..."


Littler Steven has been playing the Soft Boys' "I Wanna Destroy You" lately, as it's on that Children of Nuggets box.
Title: Minus 5 Part Deux
Post by: urth on March 01, 2006, 05:19:00 PM
Sorry it took me awhile to get down to posting this after promising this morning, but I had to get some stuff done before heading off to the dentist for the afternoon (suffice to say, no fun and big $$). Now I'm just waiting for the novocaine to go away, so what better pastime than recounting last night's show for y'all?

First off, if you're not sure who the Minus 5 are, they have sort of become an REM side project, consisting of Peter Buck and REM sidemen Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin, as well as Seattle mainstay John Ramberg (ex-Model Rockets).  However, McOi is definitely the leader of this merry band, as it started more as a Young Fresh Fellow side project and just evolved into their REM affiliation since Buck moved to Seattle in the 90s.

There are also a constantly rotating cast of guest musicians that pitch in as well, including Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer from the Posies, John Wesley Harding, Robyn Hitchcock, various members of Wilco and the Decemberists, and just about anyone else who happens to be hanging around.

So down to last night's gig: as much as the night before had stuck to the standard opening band repertoire (mostly stuff from the new album, a few older things, and a cover or two), last night's show deviated from that. They did do a few newer songs but a good chunk of the set was either older songs from their catalog or covers primarily pulled from the 60s and 70s. To wit:

The set opened with Eat At Home, from McCartney's Ram album. Talk about your songs you NEVER expected to hear anyone cover. A couple of songs later, Johnny Cash's I Still Miss Someone made an appearance. A few songs after that, a letter-perfect version of the Fab Four's You Can't Do That. At this point my memory of the proper sequence gets fuzzy, but throughout the course of the set we heard the Soft Boys' Give It To the Soft Boys (dedicated to R. Hitchcock, who was nowhere to be seen), The Ballad of John and Yoko, the Undertones' Teenage Kicks (intro'd as John Peel's favorite song), the Standells' Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White, and two Flamin' Groovies tunes featuring ex-Groovie Roy Loney on lead vox--one was Teenage Head, the other I wasn't able to place. I'm pretty sure there were one or two other covers to be heard, but I was kind of getting into my cups by that point and so have to plead faulty memory (not like any of you would have any trouble believing that from yours truly). At any rate, the evening was well worth sacrificing the sleep I didn't get, although my head this morning would have argued to the contrary.

ETA: Almost forgot, they also did the Sonics' Strychnine. Yeah, it was "all Nuggets, all the time" down at Thee Olde Parkside last night.

If anyone cares, here's a friend's take on last night's proceedings:
http://haggis_buffet.blogspot.com/2006/03/music-geek-night-out.html
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on March 08, 2006, 12:48:44 PM
beth hart on tour with jeff beck (http://bethhart.com/index2.htm). no info on jeff beck's site yet, but they will be at the warfield on 4 april.
Title: Re: Jefferson Starship, B.B. King's, 2/17/06
Post by: Alicat on March 11, 2006, 11:31:39 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Jefferson Starship's latest go-round hit B.B. King's last night.  Strangely, I felt no urge to go (and this was before I knew I'd be working late last night).  But damn: I missed "Harp Tree Lament"!  AND "Sketches of China"!  (Though that'll only register for two or three of you.)  From the JS website:


(TC and Country Joe)
Paul, Diana, Darby, Slick, Chris, David, Linda,


Volunteers    all
Pooneil  all
Lather  Diana
Fat Angel Paul
Sally go 'rond the Roses   Diana
White Rabbit  Darby
Triad  Diana/Darby
Get Together  David
Shadowlands  Diana/Darby
Hyperdrive  Diana/Darby
Better laying Down  Darby
Harp Tree Lament  David
Rock me Baby  Linda
Loser  David
Sketches of China   Paul/Diana
Silver Spoon  Diana
Pride of Man   David
Lawman   Darby
Jane   David
Other Side of this Life  All
Birdland Jam   Slick
Mona   David
Diana into We can be Together   All

Encores:

Crown of Creation   All
Somebody to Love   All


Quick! Fly back to California. The lovely Cache Creek resort and casino is hosting none other than the aformentioned group.

JEFFERSON STARSHIP
& The Jefferson Galactic Family Reunion
in Club 88

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver & 'The San Francisco Sound"
Club 88
Event Center

with
PAUL KANTNER, MARTY BALIN, DAVID FREIBERG, TOM CONSTANTEN, SLICK AGUILAR, CHRIS SMITH, PRAIRIE PRINCE, DIANA MANGANO

March 18,  8pm

I saw the Cache Creek directions and boy o boy is that in an out of the way spot!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on March 12, 2006, 11:09:37 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
beth hart on tour with jeff beck (http://bethhart.com/index2.htm). no info on jeff beck's site yet, but they will be at the warfield on 4 april.


From the Beth Hart website:

"Now, Forty years later he is doing his First American Tour in Ten Years."

Somebody needs a refresher on the correct use of capitalization.

</ testycopyeditmode>
Title: Re: Jefferson Starship, B.B. King's, 2/17/06
Post by: ggould on March 12, 2006, 11:54:27 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Jefferson Starship's latest go-round hit B.B. King's last night.  Strangely, I felt no urge to go (and this was before I knew I'd be working late last night).  But damn: I missed "Harp Tree Lament"!  AND "Sketches of China"!  (Though that'll only register for two or three of you.)  From the JS website:


(TC and Country Joe)
Paul, Diana, Darby, Slick, Chris, David, Linda,


Volunteers    all
Pooneil  all
Lather  Diana
Fat Angel Paul
Sally go 'rond the Roses   Diana
White Rabbit  Darby
Triad  Diana/Darby
Get Together  David
Shadowlands  Diana/Darby
Hyperdrive  Diana/Darby
Better laying Down  Darby
Harp Tree Lament  David
Rock me Baby  Linda
Loser  David
Sketches of China   Paul/Diana
Silver Spoon  Diana
Pride of Man   David
Lawman   Darby
Jane   David
Other Side of this Life  All
Birdland Jam   Slick
Mona   David
Diana into We can be Together   All

Encores:

Crown of Creation   All
Somebody to Love   All


Quick! Fly back to California. The lovely Cache Creek resort and casino is hosting none other than the aformentioned group.

JEFFERSON STARSHIP
& The Jefferson Galactic Family Reunion
in Club 88

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver & 'The San Francisco Sound"
Club 88
Event Center

with
PAUL KANTNER, MARTY BALIN, DAVID FREIBERG, TOM CONSTANTEN, SLICK AGUILAR, CHRIS SMITH, PRAIRIE PRINCE, DIANA MANGANO

March 18,  8pm

I saw the Cache Creek directions and boy o boy is that in an out of the way spot!

Holy crap!  Harp Tree Lament?  Sketches of China?  Do you know which "Loser" David sang?  There's a famous Garcia song of that title.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on March 12, 2006, 02:05:08 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
beth hart on tour with jeff beck (http://bethhart.com/index2.htm). no info on jeff beck's site yet, but they will be at the warfield on 4 april.


From the Beth Hart website:

"Now, Forty years later he is doing his First American Tour in Ten Years."

Somebody needs a refresher on the correct use of capitalization.

</ testycopyeditmode>


maybe It is Olde english?
;)
Title: Re: Jefferson Starship, B.B. King's, 2/17/06
Post by: Gazoo on March 12, 2006, 05:46:11 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Holy crap!  Harp Tree Lament?  Sketches of China?  Do you know which "Loser" David sang?  There's a famous Garcia song of that title.


I'm afraid I have no idea -- they didn't do that when I saw them, and I'm sure I have never heard it either way.

But man, I wish I could go to the upcoming show.  And as Chris Smith is the keyboardist in the current touring unit, it would appear that your offlist suspicions are correct and they're working with no bass player at all.  Funny that I managed to not notice that detail when I saw them.
Title: Re: Jefferson Starship, B.B. King's, 2/17/06
Post by: ggould on March 12, 2006, 07:27:16 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Holy crap!  Harp Tree Lament?  Sketches of China?  Do you know which "Loser" David sang?  There's a famous Garcia song of that title.
I'm afraid I have no idea -- they didn't do that when I saw them, and I'm sure I have never heard it either way.

But man, I wish I could go to the upcoming show.  And as Chris Smith is the keyboardist in the current touring unit, it would appear that your offlist suspicions are correct and they're working with no bass player at all.  Funny that I managed to not notice that detail when I saw them.

well, someone should mention that I'm available as a bass player for local gigs!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on March 13, 2006, 05:08:02 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
beth hart on tour with jeff beck (http://bethhart.com/index2.htm). no info on jeff beck's site yet, but they will be at the warfield on 4 april.


From the Beth Hart website:

"Now, Forty years later he is doing his First American Tour in Ten Years."

Somebody needs a refresher on the correct use of capitalization.

</ testycopyeditmode>


Crappy grammar aside, anyone here going to see El Becko this time thru? I'm probably going to do the usher thing but would really like to see him one more time before one of us dies.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 13, 2006, 05:10:42 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
beth hart on tour with jeff beck (http://bethhart.com/index2.htm). no info on jeff beck's site yet, but they will be at the warfield on 4 april.


From the Beth Hart website:

"Now, Forty years later he is doing his First American Tour in Ten Years."

Somebody needs a refresher on the correct use of capitalization.

</ testycopyeditmode>


Crappy grammar aside, anyone here going to see El Becko this time thru? I'm probably going to do the usher thing but would really like to see him one more time before one of us dies.


I'm considering the idea...  Must be 15 years or so since I saw him last.  

Anyone else?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on March 13, 2006, 07:28:42 PM
Quote from: "urth"
I'm probably going to do the usher thing.


I didn't think he was your type:
(http://blogs.sohh.com/atlanta/archives/usher.jpg)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on March 14, 2006, 02:48:38 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
I'm probably going to do the usher thing.


I didn't think he was your type:
(http://blogs.sohh.com/atlanta/archives/usher.jpg)


funny: i page down every time there are new posts (so i read up from the bottom), so i saw gaz's response before i read urth's...and i seriously thought urth would rather spend his ducats on usher tics. ahhh...the power of suggestion.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on March 18, 2006, 11:26:54 AM
Aidan Vaiziri tempers the snarkiness a tad, and manages to write a rather cogent (IMHO) review of Train's Fillmore show.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/18/DDGH5HPLKP1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on March 22, 2006, 08:49:16 AM
bad news for Ali, re: Aerosmith:

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/03/aerosmith_wont_.html
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on March 22, 2006, 09:06:30 AM
I heard this morning on Greg Kihns show and then went to the Aero fan site to verify. Steven is having throat surgery and is on total vocal rest. I'm so glad I saw them in Oakland even tho they arrived so late from the Grammys.

On the bright side, I can get a refund and bank about $300 that would have been spent.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2006, 07:47:06 AM
Joel Selvin says nice things about Donald Fagen's show. But he only played ONE song from the new album? WTF?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/30/DDG6THVIFE1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Davefish on March 30, 2006, 08:17:41 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Joel Selvin says nice things about Donald Fagen's show. But he only played ONE song from the new album? WTF?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/30/DDG6THVIFE1.DTL

PoC, Yessongs and I were at the show.  It was odd to only hear one tune from the new album, and it was a weird one.  Here's the setlist:
Here at the Western World
Green Flower Street
The Nightfly
New Frontier
Maxine
Home at last
Black Cow
The Goodbye Look
Third World Man
Countermoon
Misery & The Blues
Bright Nightgown
Black Friday
(Encore)
Pretzel Logic
Viva Rock n Roll

Note that he played 5 of the 8 songs on The Nightfly which I thought was odd too, though it is a great album.  He did a new arrangement of the TotHC "Here at the Western World", but it was so loud I couldn't tell what they were doing.  They got the sound adjusted better after that, but it was a weak start, I thought.  It was a short show, but a good performance.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 06, 2006, 12:48:14 PM
Brad Kava on Queen, Paul Rodgers, and... Freddie on film:

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/04/review_queen_in.html
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on April 06, 2006, 10:38:22 PM
A friend of mine went last night and said the show was good, Paul performed really well with the songs done in his range so he wasn't trying to sound like Mr. Mercury.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on April 10, 2006, 07:00:51 PM
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray
Willie Nelson & Family
Tony Bennett
Emmylou
Title: what about Boz?
Post by: ggould on April 10, 2006, 07:38:54 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray
Willie Nelson & Family
Tony Bennett
Emmylou

Is Boz playing again this year?
Title: Re: what about Boz?
Post by: Alicat on April 10, 2006, 08:58:03 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint - June 21
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray - Aug 15
Willie Nelson & Family - Aug 31
Tony Bennett - Sept 9
Emmylou - Oct 4

Is Boz playing again this year?

July 29/30. That's one Bob said he'd go to with me. Saturday.
Title: Re: what about Boz?
Post by: princessofcairo on April 11, 2006, 12:09:23 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint - June 21
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray - Aug 15
Willie Nelson & Family - Aug 31
Tony Bennett - Sept 9
Emmylou - Oct 4

Is Boz playing again this year?

July 29/30. That's one Bob said he'd go to with me. Saturday.


if i'm here, maybe i'll see you there! remind me in july, if you can. i'm off to amsterdam for two months next week!
Title: Re: what about Boz?
Post by: Gazoo on April 11, 2006, 12:16:36 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint - June 21
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray - Aug 15
Willie Nelson & Family - Aug 31
Tony Bennett - Sept 9
Emmylou - Oct 4

Is Boz playing again this year?

July 29/30. That's one Bob said he'd go to with me. Saturday.


if i'm here, maybe i'll see you there! remind me in july, if you can. i'm off to amsterdam for two months next week!


WILL SHE CRACK 3,000 POSTS BEFORE SHE GOES??!!??
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on April 11, 2006, 12:22:08 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray
Willie Nelson & Family
Tony Bennett
Emmylou


I'm sure those would all be good, but the only think I'd consider is the Elvis/Toussaint show, and I just got tickets for the Paramount show. But you should def. check that one out--it promises to be a good 'un.
Title: Re: what about Boz?
Post by: ggould on April 11, 2006, 07:00:30 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just got the 2006 Mtn Winery schedule. Bunch of shows on my list and Bob doesn't want to go to more than two. Anyone interested in

Elvis C and Allen Toussaint - June 21
Buddy Guy and Robert Cray - Aug 15
Willie Nelson & Family - Aug 31
Tony Bennett - Sept 9
Emmylou - Oct 4
Is Boz playing again this year?
July 29/30. That's one Bob said he'd go to with me. Saturday.
if i'm here, maybe i'll see you there! remind me in july, if you can. i'm off to amsterdam for two months next week!

KFOG Presale goes on tomorrow at 10AM keyword is "diverse"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on April 12, 2006, 10:46:09 AM
I got Boz and the Doobs for Saturday nights.
Sweet seats for the Doobs. OK for Boz.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 26, 2006, 01:12:39 PM
per Brad Kava's review of Jimmy Buffett's show at Shoreline, Bill Payne of Little Feat is playing in the Coral Reefer Band these days.  Apparently they did a cover of "Dixie Chicken".

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/04/review_jimmy_bu.html#more
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on April 26, 2006, 04:34:06 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
per Brad Kava's review of Jimmy Buffett's show at Shoreline, Bill Payne of Little Feat is playing in the Coral Reefer Band these days.  Apparently they did a cover of "Dixie Chicken".

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/04/review_jimmy_bu.html#more


Don't think this is the first time Payne has been out with the Buffett. And he has a knack of getting heavyweights to join up as temporary Reefers. I saw Buffett a couple of times in the 80s, and recall seeing both Duck Dunn and the Meters' George Porter on bass at various times, and also Sam Clayton on percussion, another Feat-ured player.

While I'm thinking of it, a friend brought to my attention last week this reunion that's playing Mountain Winery in September. It's billed as "James Gang Rides Again with Joe Walsh, Jimmy Fox, Dale Peters" which I would love to see were it not for the pound of flesh they're asking for tickets. Top price is $125 and that's before service charges. The cheap seats are $55--but of course, those are sold out. Joe learned his lessons well during his time with the Eagles (who, admittedly, would be getting even more).

Details here. http://www.themountainwinery.com/schedule/schedule.html
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on May 07, 2006, 10:12:41 AM
Roger Waters just went on sale. Any of you planning to go, Oct 10? Looks to be a Tuesday night 8pm show which is kind of wicked.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on May 08, 2006, 10:10:52 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Roger Waters just went on sale. Any of you planning to go, Oct 10? Looks to be a Tuesday night 8pm show which is kind of wicked.


He supposed to be playing Dark Side... all the way through.  So I'm kinda tempted.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on May 08, 2006, 10:50:49 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Roger Waters just went on sale. Any of you planning to go, Oct 10? Looks to be a Tuesday night 8pm show which is kind of wicked.


He supposed to be playing Dark Side... all the way through.  So I'm kinda tempted.


Top-end seats are just under two bills. Pass.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2006, 07:34:57 PM
Check this out -- tix are available by auction only. I was unaware that Arthur Lee was ill:

Friday, June 23, 2006 - Beacon Theatre; New York, NY

An all-star benefit concert will attempt to cover the massive medical expenses of rock legend Arthur Lee who was diagnosed in February with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Unfortunately, he has no medical insurance, already has medical bills in excess of $100,000 and is facing a probable bone marrow transplant.

The incredible lineup at press time includes Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Ian Hunter, Nils Lofgren, Yo La Tengo, Garland Jeffreys, and Flashy Python & The Body Snatchers (featuring Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). A host of other significant artists are expected to be added in the coming weeks. In addition to hopefully solving a major financial crisis, this concert will shine a long-overdue spotlight on the hugely influential but greatly underappreciated music of one of the truly innovative and influential rock artists of all-time.

Bid now to see this amazing event and help a worthy cause!
Title: Arthur Lee
Post by: ggould on May 18, 2006, 08:02:32 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Check this out -- tix are available by auction only. I was unaware that Arthur Lee was ill:

Friday, June 23, 2006 - Beacon Theatre; New York, NY

An all-star benefit concert will attempt to cover the massive medical expenses of rock legend Arthur Lee who was diagnosed in February with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Unfortunately, he has no medical insurance, already has medical bills in excess of $100,000 and is facing a probable bone marrow transplant.

The incredible lineup at press time includes Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Ian Hunter, Nils Lofgren, Yo La Tengo, Garland Jeffreys, and Flashy Python & The Body Snatchers (featuring Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). A host of other significant artists are expected to be added in the coming weeks. In addition to hopefully solving a major financial crisis, this concert will shine a long-overdue spotlight on the hugely influential but greatly underappreciated music of one of the truly innovative and influential rock artists of all-time.

Bid now to see this amazing event and help a worthy cause!

Sad news indeed.  I have been fortunate to see Love a couple of times, but missed out on the Forever Changes tour every time.  I seemed to be out of town when he came by.  I do have the DVD and the CD though.

There's a lower-class benefit at the Whiskey for only $40!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2006, 01:54:13 PM
The good news: Smokey Robinson is doing a big-ass world tour to celebrate his 50th Anniv in showbiz.

The bad news: He's doing it under the auspices of David Gest, aka the former Mr Liza Minnelli...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on May 19, 2006, 07:55:30 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The good news: Smokey Robinson is doing a big-ass world tour to celebrate his 50th Anniv in showbiz.

The bad news: He's doing it under the auspices of David Gest, aka the former Mr Liza Minnelli...


Dionne Warwick did something very similar last fall.  I guess it was successful enough to get Gest back in the game.   :roll:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on May 21, 2006, 05:32:35 AM
maybe ms. wilson fills in for dawn or alison (http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/lashmars/smaller/index.html)?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 26, 2006, 07:53:33 AM
OMG! Lloyd Cole. Saturday, June 24. Great American Music Hall.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on June 07, 2006, 10:21:34 PM
KFOG is giving away T-Bone tix for the Mtn. Winery show this Friday. You pay $0.75 convenience fee and $2.50 to print ticket at home. Password is winery. That's one way to sell out a show!
Title: if I had the energy
Post by: ggould on June 08, 2006, 12:14:52 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
KFOG is giving away T-Bone tix for the Mtn. Winery show this Friday. You pay $0.75 convenience fee and $2.50 to print ticket at home. Password is winery. That's one way to sell out a show!
that will be a great show
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on June 11, 2006, 10:21:10 AM
Made it to Shoreline last night for the main stage acts at Live 105s BFD. Pretty good. Couldn't make the early acts but heard Wolfmother was good and I really wanted to see them. Did see Every Move a Picture, Echo and the Bunnymen, HIM, the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and AFI.
DJ Mike Realm did all the between act sound and video. He's pretty cool.

Fun show.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 11, 2006, 12:22:44 PM
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?
Title: clichés contextualized
Post by: ggould on June 11, 2006, 08:32:27 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?

At school, we're supposed to admonish kids who use the "that's so gay" phrase.  Yes, when these homophobic, racist kids say that, it's not usually a nice thing.  In the comments to people were making about this concert, the same phrase is used, and it seems more appropriate.  Know what I'm trying to say?
Title: Re: clichés contextualized
Post by: RGMike on June 11, 2006, 08:48:40 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?

At school, we're supposed to admonish kids who use the "that's so gay" phrase.  Yes, when these homophobic, racist kids say that, it's not usually a nice thing.  In the comments to people were making about this concert, the same phrase is used, and it seems more appropriate.  Know what I'm trying to say?


Yes, absolutely.

The folks discussing the concert are using the phrase literally, because it IS, like, the gayest thing ever.  To kids the phrase is an abstraction that means "bad", "gross", or a variety of other things.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on June 12, 2006, 07:56:51 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?


Not a big fan, actually -- I loved "April Fools" and like many of his melodies, but his voice doesn't do much for me and his divatude is tedious.  His ego being what it is, I wouldn't be surprised if this idea was born out of the relative commercial failures of Want One and Want Two: "They thought those albums were too gay?  They haven't seen NOTHING yet!"

Then again, maybe he just loves the songs.  Or then again again, maybe this is all just to piss Daddy off.  (Loudon and Rufus, they don't get along so well.)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on June 14, 2006, 10:42:20 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?


er...that is soooooo gay. wow. but it sounds like fun! i just saw lorna luft in an episode of "murder, she wrote." i wonder if she'll like the show!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 15, 2006, 11:51:44 AM
nice piece in the Chron about Al Kooper, who's at the Russian River Blues Fest:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/15/DDGUGJDKFC1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 15, 2006, 12:24:09 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?


er...that is soooooo gay. wow. but it sounds like fun! i just saw lorna luft in an episode of "murder, she wrote." i wonder if she'll like the show!


actually, Lorna was IN the show, doing a duet of "After You've Gone" with La Rufus.  His sister and mom (Kate McGarrigle) pitched in too.  Got a rave in the Times today -- "a tour de force of politically empowering performance art".

Whatever. :roll:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on June 16, 2006, 02:23:02 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I know that Gaz is a Rufus Wainwright fan, so maybe he can explain why this is supposed to be a good idea:

http://upcoming.org/event/60953/

I mean, WTF?


er...that is soooooo gay. wow. but it sounds like fun! i just saw lorna luft in an episode of "murder, she wrote." i wonder if she'll like the show!


actually, Lorna was IN the show, doing a duet of "After You've Gone" with La Rufus.  His sister and mom (Kate McGarrigle) pitched in too.  Got a rave in the Times today -- "a tour de force of politically empowering performance art".

Whatever. :roll:


that lorna is such a coat-tailer. :)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2006, 11:42:12 AM
How's this for kickin' it Old-School, Boyee!

This Sat (6/24) at the Sleep Train/Concord Pavilion:

"Old School Funkfest Reunion" featuring...

Morris Day & The Time
Average White Band
Brothers Johnson
Con Funk Shun
Doug E. Fresh
E.U.

Everybody do da Butt!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on June 26, 2006, 11:15:14 AM
Dragged my usher duds out of mothballs Saturday night to work the Zappa Plays Zappa show at the Warfield, and man, am I glad I did. A thoroughly great performance encompassing a wide swath of Frank's career. The band was led by his eldest son Dweezil, and besides a few featured players from Zappa bands of yore (Napoleon Murphy Brock, Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, and a surprise guest appearance from Warren Cucurullo), was entirely made up of young unknowns who all played like motherf***kers (which was Frank's m.o. for drafting musicians too). They hit both the weird, funny stuff (Don't Eat Yellow Snow, Montana) and the cerebral, highly technical pieces such as Inca Roads and Black Page and Florentine Pogen. And yes, they played Peaches En Regalia, too. Great, great show, which, from Dweezil's comments toward the end, I gather they're going to continue touring periodically, learning new tunes and bringing in other Zappa alumni to guest. I'd love it if they got Flo & Eddie to reprise Just Another Band from LA.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on June 26, 2006, 11:36:38 AM
Quote from: "urth"
a surprise guest appearance from Warren Cucurullo


whose "other" career has, um, taken off . . .
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 26, 2006, 11:51:21 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
a surprise guest appearance from Warren Cucurullo


whose "other" career has, um, taken off . . .


I didn't know what that meant either, so here from Wikipedia:

Cuccurullo, long known to fans to have a vigorous and exhibitionist personality, took the plunge into adult print in 2000, appearing in a nude photo spread in Brazilian gay publication, G magazine.

In July of 2001, he relaunched his fan club website, adding additional members-only sections that included sexually explicit material, music downloads, a chat room, Q&A section, and message board. Later that year, he became rather well-known for creating the "Rock Rod," a self-modeled dildo that sold through the manufacturer's website and in adult stores.

In the summer of 2002, he purchased a Santa Monica, California, Italian restaurant called Via Veneto. It has become a Los Angeles-area hotspot and a favorite with celebrities. Around the same time as the restaurant purchase, he became involved with a Vietnamese woman. Shortly after this, he decided to remove all adult material from his website.

Late in the summer of 2003, he experienced a spiritual epiphany after a serious illness and returned to focusing on music full time. His recent projects, while still mostly guitar-based, are designed to be a trip through diverse musical styles and his new views on life. Collaborating with a variety of partners, he has three as-yet-unreleased projects: a concept album titled N'Liten Up, Chicanery (with vocalist Neil Carlill), and Playing With Tongues, a musical reunion with drummer Terry Bozzio.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on June 26, 2006, 12:31:33 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
a surprise guest appearance from Warren Cucurullo


whose "other" career has, um, taken off . . .


Later that year, he became rather well-known for creating the "Rock Rod," a self-modeled dildo that sold through the manufacturer's website and in adult stores.

hmmmmm. Interesting business op if not already being done. Dildo's molded after specific people. Joe Perry maybe? A whole line of hot rockers, sports icons.......
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on June 26, 2006, 12:34:01 PM
I didn't realized he'd renounced that phase, or that it was that far in the past.  When I heard about this recently, I was under the impression that it was au courant.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 26, 2006, 12:43:17 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
a surprise guest appearance from Warren Cucurullo


whose "other" career has, um, taken off . . .


Later that year, he became rather well-known for creating the "Rock Rod," a self-modeled dildo that sold through the manufacturer's website and in adult stores.

hmmmmm. Interesting business op if not already being done. Dildo's molded after specific people. Joe Perry maybe? A whole line of hot rockers, sports icons.......


Porns stars did it long ago, actually.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on June 26, 2006, 12:58:15 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
a surprise guest appearance from Warren Cucurullo


whose "other" career has, um, taken off . . .


Later that year, he became rather well-known for creating the "Rock Rod," a self-modeled dildo that sold through the manufacturer's website and in adult stores.

hmmmmm. Interesting business op if not already being done. Dildo's molded after specific people. Joe Perry maybe? A whole line of hot rockers, sports icons.......


Porns stars did it long ago, actually.


Cynthia Plastercaster is sitting on a gold mine.

Although not literally, one hopes.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 26, 2006, 01:01:25 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Cynthia Plastercaster is sitting on a gold mine.

Although not literally, one hopes.


*RIMSHOT!*
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 11, 2006, 11:40:02 PM
Went to the Nine Inch Nails show Saturday. Sometimes I just don't learn. I remember more about a bartender and the interesting people than I do about the music. It was a fab night.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on July 12, 2006, 10:03:11 PM
My summer concert calendar is finally showing signs of life. Tomorrow night I'm seeing one of my heroes, Ray Davies, @ the Warfield. I hear he's doing a generous helping of Kinks material, and if I get to hear a tenth of the songs I'm dreaming of, I'll be quite happy.

Then the night after is Sonic Youth @ the 'Mo. They aren't my favorite band, but they're a group I need to check in with now and again. It's been a few years since the last time I did, and I'm getting the feeling they might be getting to the end of their run, so I dug deep and I'm going.

Then in about 3 weeks, World Party is doing the Fillmore behind a 6-year old release that finally found a label in the US, and the following night retro-pop rockers Redd Kross are hitting Slims. A great live act if there ever was one.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 12, 2006, 11:45:58 PM
Quote from: "urth"
My summer concert calendar is finally showing signs of life. Tomorrow night I'm seeing one of my heroes, Ray Davies, @ the Warfield. I hear he's doing a generous helping of Kinks material, and if I get to hear a tenth of the songs I'm dreaming of, I'll be quite happy.

Then the night after is Sonic Youth @ the 'Mo. They aren't my favorite band, but they're a group I need to check in with now and again. It's been a few years since the last time I did, and I'm getting the feeling they might be getting to the end of their run, so I dug deep and I'm going.

Then in about 3 weeks, World Party is doing the Fillmore behind a 6-year old release that finally found a label in the US, and the following night retro-pop rockers Redd Kross are hitting Slims. A great live act if there ever was one.

Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2006, 07:39:41 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
My summer concert calendar is finally showing signs of life. Tomorrow night I'm seeing one of my heroes, Ray Davies, @ the Warfield. I hear he's doing a generous helping of Kinks material, and if I get to hear a tenth of the songs I'm dreaming of, I'll be quite happy.

Then the night after is Sonic Youth @ the 'Mo. They aren't my favorite band, but they're a group I need to check in with now and again. It's been a few years since the last time I did, and I'm getting the feeling they might be getting to the end of their run, so I dug deep and I'm going.

Then in about 3 weeks, World Party is doing the Fillmore behind a 6-year old release that finally found a label in the US, and the following night retro-pop rockers Redd Kross are hitting Slims. A great live act if there ever was one.

Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.


Hey Ali, are you going to "KC's Disco Party" at Concord, I mean Sleep Train Pavilion? Sat Aug 5th:

KC/Sunshine Band
Gloria Gaynor
Sister Sledge
Tavares

Get DOWN!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on July 13, 2006, 09:29:27 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Went to the Nine Inch Nails show Saturday. Sometimes I just don't learn. I remember more about a bartender and the interesting people than I do about the music. It was a fab night.


I'd call that a VERY successful night.  Though Trent Reznor really has an impressive physique these days.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on July 13, 2006, 09:38:31 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
My summer concert calendar is finally showing signs of life. Tomorrow night I'm seeing one of my heroes, Ray Davies, @ the Warfield. I hear he's doing a generous helping of Kinks material, and if I get to hear a tenth of the songs I'm dreaming of, I'll be quite happy.

Then the night after is Sonic Youth @ the 'Mo. They aren't my favorite band, but they're a group I need to check in with now and again. It's been a few years since the last time I did, and I'm getting the feeling they might be getting to the end of their run, so I dug deep and I'm going.

Then in about 3 weeks, World Party is doing the Fillmore behind a 6-year old release that finally found a label in the US, and the following night retro-pop rockers Redd Kross are hitting Slims. A great live act if there ever was one.

Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.


Thanks, although I guess "progressive" is a relative term--of all the bands I listed, World Party is the "newest"--and they debuted in '86. I was considering the Petty show too, but like you, can't commit those kinds of $ for one show. Now if I were to hit a "pick-a-pair" contest or some such thing, no problem.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 13, 2006, 09:48:32 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
My summer concert calendar is finally showing signs of life. Tomorrow night I'm seeing one of my heroes, Ray Davies, @ the Warfield. I hear he's doing a generous helping of Kinks material, and if I get to hear a tenth of the songs I'm dreaming of, I'll be quite happy.

Then the night after is Sonic Youth @ the 'Mo. They aren't my favorite band, but they're a group I need to check in with now and again. It's been a few years since the last time I did, and I'm getting the feeling they might be getting to the end of their run, so I dug deep and I'm going.

Then in about 3 weeks, World Party is doing the Fillmore behind a 6-year old release that finally found a label in the US, and the following night retro-pop rockers Redd Kross are hitting Slims. A great live act if there ever was one.

Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.


Hey Ali, are you going to "KC's Disco Party" at Concord, I mean Sleep Train Pavilion? Sat Aug 5th:

KC/Sunshine Band
Gloria Gaynor
Sister Sledge
Tavares

Get DOWN!

Get down indeed. Concord is too far for me and Bob would NEVER consider the line up.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on July 13, 2006, 09:50:47 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.


Can I take your place at the Pearl Jam show?  Pretty please?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 13, 2006, 12:19:38 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.


Can I take your place at the Pearl Jam show?  Pretty please?


I think I'm springing for Petty -- KFOG has a pre-sale thing tomorrow.

Also, me and some buddies are planning on Robin Trower at the Filmore, 7/28.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 13, 2006, 10:30:42 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Sounds good. You're a lot more progressive than I am. I'm set up through October. Invited to Pearl Jam but just can't quite get up for coming to the Civic for it. Like their current energy but still not into them enuf. Do have Boz and Doobs at Mtn Winery and RHCP in Oakland. Wrapping up with Roger Waters in Oct and then hopefully a good Bridge benefit. Thinking about Tom Petty at the Greek but can't $$$ commit.


Can I take your place at the Pearl Jam show?  Pretty please?

My friend has tix for all shows. If one's still avail, I'll let her know I know someone who'd like to go.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2006, 08:50:13 AM
Lauryn Hill in a small club: Brad Kava Liked her; the audience... not so much.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/07/review_lauryn_h.html#more
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 17, 2006, 09:03:18 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Lauryn Hill in a small club: Brad Kava Liked her; the audience... not so much.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/07/review_lauryn_h.html#more


sounds just awful. and¨"san jose losers?" ahem.

i don´t agree with this:
Hard jazz and Afro pop would have been the last thing you expected to hear from the woman who graced Time Magazine's cover in 1999 like a fashion model, and that in itself speaks volumes of an artist who is willing to take the biggest risks to present her vision.

seems like exactly the way she´d be headed...don´t they all badu out eventually?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on July 17, 2006, 09:06:27 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
seems like exactly the way she´d be headed...don´t they all badu out eventually?


Exactly.  In fact, word has it that Jermaine Jackson has recorded a cautionary song about just this very topic, titled "Word to the Badu."
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2006, 09:07:16 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Lauryn Hill in a small club: Brad Kava Liked her; the audience... not so much.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/07/review_lauryn_h.html#more


sounds just awful. and¨"san jose losers?" ahem.

i don´t agree with this:
Hard jazz and Afro pop would have been the last thing you expected to hear from the woman who graced Time Magazine's cover in 1999 like a fashion model, and that in itself speaks volumes of an artist who is willing to take the biggest risks to present her vision.

seems like exactly the way she´d be headed...don´t they all badu out eventually?


as long as she doesn't change her name to "lauryn.hill"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 17, 2006, 09:12:27 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
seems like exactly the way she´d be headed...don´t they all badu out eventually?


Exactly.  In fact, word has it that Jermaine Jackson has recorded a cautionary song about just this very topic, titled "Word to the Badu."


it´s in times like these i wish i didn´t remember bbd´s song, "word to the mutha." jermaine??? now that i need to hear. ha!

i don´t get the lauryn.hill reference.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2006, 09:15:57 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"

i don´t get the lauryn.hill reference.


india.arie
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2006, 09:16:47 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
seems like exactly the way she´d be headed...don´t they all badu out eventually?


Exactly.  In fact, word has it that Jermaine Jackson has recorded a cautionary song about just this very topic, titled "Word to the Badu."


ROTFL!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 17, 2006, 09:21:56 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"

i don´t get the lauryn.hill reference.


india.arie


ah, right...i´d forgotten about that flash in the pan.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on July 17, 2006, 09:25:57 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"

i don´t get the lauryn.hill reference.


india.arie


ah, right...i´d forgotten about that flash in the pan.


Actually, her new album debuted at #1 last week.  NYC's forgotten about her, but she's still HUGE in Atlanta.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 21, 2006, 09:35:16 AM
i'm too drunk to edit my review, but here are the pics and videos from the bela fleck concert on wednesday:

(http://www.ameliaray.net/bela/bela1.jpg)
(http://www.ameliaray.net/bela/bela2.jpg)
(http://www.ameliaray.net/bela/bela3.jpg)
http://www.ameliaray.net/bela/vic1.mpg
http://www.ameliaray.net/bela/vic2.mpg

i hope those work.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 26, 2006, 10:02:39 AM
so i listened to the first half of the steely dan concert at shoreline last night over the phone this morning (i would have listened to all of it, but i had to go see the foreign police). i hung up right before bonnie raitt came onstage to sing "dirty work!!"
Title: Too bad....
Post by: Sassafrass on July 26, 2006, 10:25:02 AM
Because not only did she rock the house but she was breathtakingly beautiful.

 :)
Title: Re: Too bad....
Post by: princessofcairo on July 26, 2006, 10:27:34 AM
Quote from: "Sassafrass"
Because not only did she rock the house but she was breathtakingly beautiful.

 :)


yeah, yeah, rub it in.
Title: Re: Too bad....
Post by: RGMike on July 26, 2006, 10:36:37 AM
Quote from: "Sassafrass"
Because not only did she rock the house but she was breathtakingly beautiful.

 :)


welcome, sassy!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Sassafrass on July 26, 2006, 03:02:36 PM
Thanks!  A hello to all!  Finally had time at work to pop in and say hello.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on July 26, 2006, 05:06:43 PM
Quote from: "Sassafrass"
Thanks!  A hello to all!  Finally had time at work to pop in and say hello.


Greetings and welcome! Are you a friend of the Princess's, or just a fellow Dan fan?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 26, 2006, 08:13:51 PM
Quote from: "Sassafrass"
Thanks!  A hello to all!  Finally had time at work to pop in and say hello.

Welcome!
Title: Victor
Post by: ggould on July 26, 2006, 08:59:33 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
http://www.ameliaray.net/bela/vic2.mpg

Ain't he just awesome?  And a nice guy too!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Sassafrass on July 26, 2006, 09:14:17 PM
Ma' bestest friend in da' whole wide world.  Why I knew her when she was still in the tummy. Oh, ya... and we're kin too.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 27, 2006, 12:18:51 PM
Quote from: "Sassafrass"
Ma' bestest friend in da' whole wide world.  Why I knew her when she was still in the tummy. Oh, ya... and we're kin too.


aw, shucks...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 28, 2006, 03:25:22 PM
While running an errand today, I drove by the Fox Theater and the marquee boasted Randy Newman and Gordon Lightfoot coming. Not together.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on July 30, 2006, 09:18:25 AM
Boz was very good last night. I only recognized about four of the songs but it was all good. He had two female singers and one did Street Life with Boz and band backing her up instrumentally.
He looked good and voice was good.
Can't remember most of it but sure he did
Georgia, Hercules, Jojo, Lido, Breakdown Dead Ahead, and Slow Dancer I think.
Title: more Boz notes
Post by: ggould on July 30, 2006, 05:09:41 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Boz was very good last night. I only recognized about four of the songs but it was all good. He had two female singers and one did Street Life with Boz and band backing her up instrumentally.
He looked good and voice was good.
Can't remember most of it but sure he did
Georgia, Hercules, Jojo, Lido, Breakdown Dead Ahead, and Slow Dancer I think.

I flaked on going to the James Hunter show last night!  From a Boz fan list, I got this extra info:

Quote from: "Jan"
My pleasure. Until you hear from someone who wrote the official set list down, I can tell you that Boz added "Hercules" and "What Do You Want the Girl To Do" to the usual Lowdown, Lido, JoJo, Slow Dancer...

Shane Theriot - lead guitar
Paul Nagel - piano
Richard Patterson - bass
Eric Crystal - sax
Khari Parker - drums
Dave Scott - trumpet
Monet and Barbara Wilson
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on July 31, 2006, 01:16:46 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Not together.


that's too bad. what a bill that would be!
Title: Re: more Boz notes
Post by: princessofcairo on July 31, 2006, 01:17:46 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Boz was very good last night. I only recognized about four of the songs but it was all good. He had two female singers and one did Street Life with Boz and band backing her up instrumentally.
He looked good and voice was good.
Can't remember most of it but sure he did
Georgia, Hercules, Jojo, Lido, Breakdown Dead Ahead, and Slow Dancer I think.

I flaked on going to the James Hunter show last night!  From a Boz fan list, I got this extra info:

Quote from: "Jan"
My pleasure. Until you hear from someone who wrote the official set list down, I can tell you that Boz added "Hercules" and "What Do You Want the Girl To Do" to the usual Lowdown, Lido, JoJo, Slow Dancer...

Shane Theriot - lead guitar
Paul Nagel - piano
Richard Patterson - bass
Eric Crystal - sax
Khari Parker - drums
Dave Scott - trumpet
Monet and Barbara Wilson


monet is awesome! and boz always looks good!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2006, 09:50:37 PM
Here's some cool news:

Was listening to Bonnie Simmons' show earlier on KPFA, and she announced that this year's annual "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" in GGPark will be a 3-day affair rather than the usual 2.  And the Friday afternoon program is being billed as "Elvis Costello & Friends"!!! That's Friday Oct. 6th. Mark yer calendars and take a vacation day -- how 'bout a Club Outing?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 03, 2006, 10:32:24 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Here's some cool news:

Was listening to Bonnie Simmons' show earlier on KPFA, and she announced that this year's annual "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" in GGPark will be a 3-day affair rather than the usual 2.  And the Friday afternoon program is being billed as "Elvis Costello & Friends"!!! That's Friday Oct. 6th. Mark yer calendars and take a vacation day -- how 'bout a Club Outing?


Just when I was thinking they couldn't make that extravaganza any better--they've done just that. I'll be putting in a PTO request in the morning. Fab news indeed--thanks, Mike!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on August 03, 2006, 11:03:15 PM
Sounds good to me. Remind me when the date is closer.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 13, 2006, 07:14:31 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Here's some cool news:

Was listening to Bonnie Simmons' show earlier on KPFA, and she announced that this year's annual "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" in GGPark will be a 3-day affair rather than the usual 2.  And the Friday afternoon program is being billed as "Elvis Costello & Friends"!!! That's Friday Oct. 6th. Mark yer calendars and take a vacation day -- how 'bout a Club Outing?


Just when I was thinking they couldn't make that extravaganza any better--they've done just that. I'll be putting in a PTO request in the morning. Fab news indeed--thanks, Mike!


Just wanted to mention this show again. I'm definitely taking that week off, as (fingers crossed) The A's may be playing some first-round playoff games that week. (Giants... probably not. :roll: ) And I'll definitely go to Elvis & Friends thing -- perfect October weather in the park, no doubt, and one assumes Friday will be less crowded than the weekend days.

Urth, did ya go to the World Party show Sat nite at GAMH?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 14, 2006, 10:38:48 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Here's some cool news:

Was listening to Bonnie Simmons' show earlier on KPFA, and she announced that this year's annual "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" in GGPark will be a 3-day affair rather than the usual 2.  And the Friday afternoon program is being billed as "Elvis Costello & Friends"!!! That's Friday Oct. 6th. Mark yer calendars and take a vacation day -- how 'bout a Club Outing?


Just when I was thinking they couldn't make that extravaganza any better--they've done just that. I'll be putting in a PTO request in the morning. Fab news indeed--thanks, Mike!


Just wanted to mention this show again. I'm definitely taking that week off, as (fingers crossed) The A's may be playing some first-round playoff games that week. (Giants... probably not. :roll: ) And I'll definitely go to Elvis & Friends thing -- perfect October weather in the park, no doubt, and one assumes Friday will be less crowded than the weekend days.

Urth, did ya go to the World Party show Sat nite at GAMH?


You can pretty much count on me being at Barely Strictly Bluegrass this year, particularly that EC day, although I haven't decided whether to take PTO or a mental health day. Your instinct about there being less of a crowd is most likely dead on, but I wouldn't bet one way or the other on the weather--the last two years I've been out there in multiple layers, including flannel, sweatshirt, fleece, and longjohns. The weather pattern this year seems to be significantly different tho, so I'm really hoping for some nice weather.

And yeah I did catch the World Party gig on Saturday. Good show and they hit Goodbye Jumbo pretty hard--only a song or two from each of their other albums but at least a half-dozen from GJ. Sweet Soul Dream was particularly inspired, as was When the Rainbow Comes. Decent crowd for a Music Hall show, about 2/3 of the house--good thing they moved it from the Fillmore, where it would have been embarassingly empty.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 21, 2006, 10:42:47 AM
wow, quite a lineup for Oakland Art & Soul this year: Subdudes, Calexico and Rickie Lee Jones.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on August 21, 2006, 01:30:04 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
wow, quite a lineup for Oakland Art & Soul this year: Subdudes, Calexico and Rickie Lee Jones.


three winners!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 21, 2006, 01:57:10 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
wow, quite a lineup for Oakland Art & Soul this year: Subdudes, Calexico and Rickie Lee Jones.


three winners!
What's the date on that?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 21, 2006, 02:12:41 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
wow, quite a lineup for Oakland Art & Soul this year: Subdudes, Calexico and Rickie Lee Jones.


three winners!
What's the date on that?


I believe it's Sun of Labor Day wknd (9/3).
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on August 21, 2006, 02:50:11 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
wow, quite a lineup for Oakland Art & Soul this year: Subdudes, Calexico and Rickie Lee Jones.


three winners!
What's the date on that?


I believe it's Sun of Labor Day wknd (9/3).


not to be confused with sun of a sailor day.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2006, 01:42:26 PM
are you ready for Boney M: The Musical?

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/critic/feature/0,,1687989,00.html
Title: Burn Baby Burn
Post by: Alicat on August 26, 2006, 12:03:15 PM
Chili Peps were Red Hot! The boys can play.

Best show I've been to in a long time. (Almost made it to the Raiders game too but couldn't coordinate picking up the passes. Got to the parking lot at half time and it was apparently 41-1!?)

I can't talk about Mars Volta, the openers as they offended my musical senses. Just sounded noisy. I people watched pre-show. Great sound and light show. I can't remember another show which was better.

Hot guitar (John Frusciante, WOW!) and drums and great vocals melded perfectly. Some great high harmonies. Sounded like a bit of jam going on here and there,  they played off each other so well. I think they enjoyed the Oakland crowd and appreciated the strong support. More old work than Stadium Arcadium but a really good mix and plenty of it.

For a nice ending, when the lights came on and I was edging my way toward the stairs, a beer-soaked $10 spot appeared beneath my feet and I snagged it. Nice and dry and spendable this morning.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on August 27, 2006, 04:41:14 PM
Beautiful night at the Mtn. Winery for the Doobs. Totally sold out and people aged from 4 to probably 70's. Lots of drum appeal with two sets going. Nice bass playing from Skylark. Good sax too. They played the hits and some nice bluesy numbers. Very local gig as Pat Simmons had a good number of what sounded like high school friends in attendance.

Opening act was nice young talent, Katie Knipp. I didn't go to my seat but watched and listened from above. She played a nice acoustic guitar and keyboards as well. Energetic.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 27, 2006, 10:15:34 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Here's some cool news:

Was listening to Bonnie Simmons' show earlier on KPFA, and she announced that this year's annual "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" in GGPark will be a 3-day affair rather than the usual 2.  And the Friday afternoon program is being billed as "Elvis Costello & Friends"!!! That's Friday Oct. 6th. Mark yer calendars and take a vacation day -- how 'bout a Club Outing?


Just when I was thinking they couldn't make that extravaganza any better--they've done just that. I'll be putting in a PTO request in the morning. Fab news indeed--thanks, Mike!


The hits just keep on coming.

It hasn't been promoted much yet, but the evening of that Elvis gig in the park, T-Bone Burnett is doing a show at the GAMH. And while there's no mention or promise of any guests showing up, I'd be very surprised if someone didn't drop in, what with all the other artists coming thru town for HSB that weekend. Hell, Emmylou Harris will get up and sing with just about anyone, and EC and T-Bone worked together on the Cold Mountain soundtrack--I'd be thrilled to see either of them turn up.

I picked up my tickets tonight--$35 apiece and money well spent, imo. It's seated, so there'll be a limited number of tix available.

Oh, and a few more details on who'll be in EC's band for the gig in the park, from the Bill Kirchen newsletter:

“Oct 6, Bill will be playing with Elvis Costello at the
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
The band will be Elvis, Bill, Austin DeLone,
Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher with
guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch.
The festival will be in its fifth year, a wonderful and free
weekend extravaganza of roots music. Elvis was so taken
with the title of Bill's upcoming Proper Records release
that he has, for this one show, named the band after it.
Soooo.....   It's Friday, October 6th at 4 PM in
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Elvis Costello and
The Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods! Be there.
Being square is not an option."
Title: EC and Bil
Post by: ggould on August 27, 2006, 10:28:57 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Oh, and a few more details on who'll be in EC's band for the gig in the park, from the Bill Kirchen newsletter:

“Oct 6, Bill will be playing with Elvis Costello at the
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
The band will be Elvis, Bill, Austin DeLone,
Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher with
guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch.
The festival will be in its fifth year, a wonderful and free
weekend extravaganza of roots music. Elvis was so taken
with the title of Bill's upcoming Proper Records release
that he has, for this one show, named the band after it.
Soooo.....   It's Friday, October 6th at 4 PM in
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Elvis Costello and
The Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods! Be there.
Being square is not an option."

I have to say this is an incredible combination.  Bill Kirchen is a god-like Tele player, and the combination of him and Elvis has enormous potential!
Title: Re: EC and Bil
Post by: RGMike on August 28, 2006, 07:34:28 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Oh, and a few more details on who'll be in EC's band for the gig in the park, from the Bill Kirchen newsletter:

“Oct 6, Bill will be playing with Elvis Costello at the
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
The band will be Elvis, Bill, Austin DeLone,
Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher with
guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch.
The festival will be in its fifth year, a wonderful and free
weekend extravaganza of roots music. Elvis was so taken
with the title of Bill's upcoming Proper Records release
that he has, for this one show, named the band after it.
Soooo.....   It's Friday, October 6th at 4 PM in
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Elvis Costello and
The Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods! Be there.
Being square is not an option."

I have to say this is an incredible combination.  Bill Kirchen is a god-like Tele player, and the combination of him and Elvis has enormous potential!


Indeed this is awesome.  I read the other day that Linda Ronstadt is supposed to be appearing Sat or Sun -- but I also read somewhere that her fall tour was acncelled due to emergency surgery of some kind, so who knows?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 01, 2006, 12:56:18 AM
Just got home from one of the most amazing rock & roll shows I've seen in a good while (well, since the Zappa Plays Zappa show anyway). Radio Birdman, and Australian band that's been around since the 70s was at the Music Hall tonight, and OH MY F***ING GOD, do they rock. Loud, fast, hook-filled. Sort of surf-garage-protopunk. Their first time ever in the States, Truly a great show. Joe, they're at Irving Plaza a week from Friday (9/8). If you can make it, go. And take earplugs.

I could continue gushing but I gotta get some sleep. Tomorrow's gonna suck at work. Cheers, mates!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 01, 2006, 09:43:35 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Just got home from one of the most amazing rock & roll shows I've seen in a good while (well, since the Zappa Plays Zappa show anyway). Radio Birdman, and Australian band that's been around since the 70s was at the Music Hall tonight, and OH MY F***ING GOD, do they rock. Loud, fast, hook-filled. Sort of surf-garage-protopunk. Their first time ever in the States, Truly a great show. Joe, they're at Irving Plaza a week from Friday (9/8). If you can make it, go. And take earplugs.

I could continue gushing but I gotta get some sleep. Tomorrow's gonna suck at work. Cheers, mates!

Sounds worthy of a listen.
http://www.radio-birdman.com/
Title: Idol threats...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 01, 2006, 12:20:09 PM
I didn't see anyone else had posted this, Aidin Vaziri's review of the Idol show.  I'm not really a fan of Vaziri's self-indulgence usually, but he's pretty good when shooting fish in a barrel.  Love the line about the best part of "Patience".

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/01/DDG3BKS9AN1.DTL&type=music
Title: Re: Idol threats...
Post by: RGMike on September 01, 2006, 12:30:13 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
I didn't see anyone else had posted this, Aidin Vaziri's review of the Idol show.  I'm not really a fan of Vaziri's self-indulgence usually, but he's pretty good when shooting fish in a barrel.  Love the line about the best part of "Patience".

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/01/DDG3BKS9AN1.DTL&type=music


"Former roller-skating waitress Kellie Pickler might [play on a stage this big again], but judging by the little red bustier she wore while singing Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About," it would have to involve some kind of pole" LOL!

I was unaware until today that winner Taylor Hicks has appropriated the phrase "Soul Patrol" -- his followers call themselves that, apparently.  Sheesh.  Google "soul patrol" and you get hundreds of pics of him. Utterly frightening.
Title: Re: Idol threats...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 01, 2006, 03:39:21 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
I didn't see anyone else had posted this, Aidin Vaziri's review of the Idol show.  I'm not really a fan of Vaziri's self-indulgence usually, but he's pretty good when shooting fish in a barrel.  Love the line about the best part of "Patience".

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/01/DDG3BKS9AN1.DTL&type=music


"Former roller-skating waitress Kellie Pickler might [play on a stage this big again], but judging by the little red bustier she wore while singing Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About," it would have to involve some kind of pole" LOL!

I was unaware until today that winner Taylor Hicks has appropriated the phrase "Soul Patrol" -- his followers call themselves that, apparently.  Sheesh.  Google "soul patrol" and you get hundreds of pics of him. Utterly frightening.


Truth is, I like Taylor.  Not that he's a real star.  But for what he is -- an upjumped wedding singer -- he's very good.  As I've said before, he can play my local bar anytime, and it would be great.  And that single they foisted on him -- just awful.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 06, 2006, 10:08:02 AM
Here's one for the "huh?!?!?" files--Lou Reed is going to be playing Berlin in.... Redwood City?!? (Sorry, Alicat--no diss to your neck of the woods, but you gotta admit, it's kind of out of character.)

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/38208/Lou_Reed_Antony_to_Perform_Berlin_Live
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2006, 10:09:56 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Here's one for the "huh?!?!?" files--Lou Reed is going to be playing Berlin in.... Redwood City?!? (Sorry, Alicat--no diss to your neck of the woods, but you gotta admit, it's kind of out of character.)

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/38208/Lou_Reed_Antony_to_Perform_Berlin_Live


and then he'll fly to Berlin to premiere his new CD... oh, you're way ahead of me.
Title: dissin' Ali
Post by: ggould on September 06, 2006, 05:25:10 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Here's one for the "huh?!?!?" files--Lou Reed is going to be playing Berlin in.... Redwood City?!? (Sorry, Alicat--no diss to your neck of the woods, but you gotta admit, it's kind of out of character.)

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/38208/Lou_Reed_Antony_to_Perform_Berlin_Live

Well, Redwood City has really changed.  We went to the Little Fox recently, and the whole downtown area is really hoppin', and lots of acts come to the bigger Fox.  I note Lou's playing Campbell Hall at UCSB, where I remember sleeping through lectures almost 40 years ago!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 06, 2006, 09:03:28 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Here's one for the "huh?!?!?" files--Lou Reed is going to be playing Berlin in.... Redwood City?!? (Sorry, Alicat--no diss to your neck of the woods, but you gotta admit, it's kind of out of character.)

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/38208/Lou_Reed_Antony_to_Perform_Berlin_Live

C'mon down for a club field trip. I live a few miles away. I've been to some fun shows at Little Fox and only once to the Fox for David Crosby w/ CPR. Very nice venue.
The area is really growing up and revitalizing. New theater opened really recently and there's a lot of good restaurants. CalTrain also stops very close by.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 07, 2006, 08:52:30 AM
Matisyahu and Polyphonic Spree on the same bill?

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/columnists/brad_kava/15459170.htm
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2006, 09:57:24 AM
Bridge School tix on sale this Sunday: Neil, DMB, Pearl Jam, Brian Wilson (!) and Death Cute for Cabbies.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 13, 2006, 11:58:18 PM
Excuse me kind sir, you left out Trent Reznor! I hope to be lucky enough to get seats.

The 20th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 4 pm and Sunday, October 22nd at 1 pm at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

This year's line up includes (not necessarily in order of appearance):

Neil Young
Pearl Jam
Dave Matthews Band
Brian Wilson
Foo Fighters
Trent Reznor
Death Cab for Cutie
Gillian Welch
Devendra Banhart
plus special guests!
Tickets go on sale on Sunday, September 17th at 10 am
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 14, 2006, 12:29:14 AM
Before I forget, went to see Minneapolis supergroup Golden Smog ("America's latest shitmakers") at the Fillmore last night. "Supergroup" because the band includes members of the Jayhawks (Gary Louris & Mark Perlman), Soul Asylum (Dan Murphy) and Run Westy Run (Kraig Johnson, now a J-hox sideman). And in the past, it's included members of the Replacements (Chris Mars), Big Star (Jody Stephens), Wilco (Jeff Tweedy, who's still sort of a member), but he's not touring with them), Honeydogs (Noah Levy) and others I'm spacing on--oh yeah, Dave Pirner, also of Soul Asylum.

Anyway, very fun show, if poorly attended--maybe 300 in the house total. But they played great anyway, seemed to be having a great time, and graced us with several cool covers, in addition to their own material:

Easy to Be Hard (3DN)
Backstreet Girl (Stones)
Starman (Bowie)
Dang Me (Roger Miller)

Seems to me there was one other, but it's escaping me (surprise, surprise).

Also opener Tim O'Reagan (yet another a Jayhawk, their drummer) covered Stealer's Wheel's fab Star.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on September 15, 2006, 08:49:16 AM
Just missed Charles Aznavour in SF but he's returning to the Mountain Winery at some point:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/06/DDGGOKUB7N1.DTL

Hier encore . . .
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on September 15, 2006, 09:15:00 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just missed Charles Aznavour in SF but he's returning to the Mountain Winery at some point:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/06/DDGGOKUB7N1.DTL

Hier encore . . .


...j'avais quatre-vingts ans...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 17, 2006, 10:30:32 AM
Got Bridge tix. I'm elated. Poor seat location but seats for Saturday and Sunday. :D  :D
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on September 17, 2006, 11:16:31 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Before I forget, went to see Minneapolis supergroup Golden Smog ("America's latest shitmakers") at the Fillmore last night. "Supergroup" because the band includes members of the Jayhawks (Gary Louris & Mark Perlman), Soul Asylum (Dan Murphy) and Run Westy Run (Kraig Johnson, now a J-hox sideman). And in the past, it's included members of the Replacements (Chris Mars), Big Star (Jody Stephens), Wilco (Jeff Tweedy, who's still sort of a member), but he's not touring with them), Honeydogs (Noah Levy) and others I'm spacing on--oh yeah, Dave Pirner, also of Soul Asylum.

Anyway, very fun show, if poorly attended--maybe 300 in the house total. But they played great anyway, seemed to be having a great time, and graced us with several cool covers, in addition to their own material:

Easy to Be Hard (3DN)
Backstreet Girl (Stones)
Starman (Bowie)
Dang Me (Roger Miller)

Seems to me there was one other, but it's escaping me (surprise, surprise).

Also opener Tim O'Reagan (yet another a Jayhawk, their drummer) covered Stealer's Wheel's fab Star.


Alicat, cool that you got the Bridge tix, I'll look forward to the report!  And Urth, thanks for this; I got an email from the Bowery Ballroom heralding their show tonight here in NYC, wanted to go but was too fried (I worked about 70 hours this week between various gigs). Though maybe I should regret knowing what I missed.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 17, 2006, 11:18:45 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Got Bridge tix. I'm elated. Poor seat location but seats for Saturday and Sunday. :D  :D


Well done. I passed on the Bridge for yet another year, but Neil seems to be getting mostly the same groups year after year, which is true again this year. With the exception of Reznor, DCFC, & Devendra Banhart, all the other acts have played at least once before--and Pearl Jam plays every other goddamn year--enough with the Pearl Jam, I say!

I'm sure any number of those bands will be great--Brian Wilson & Gillian most def, and Reznor could be interesting too.

Anyway, I went elsewhere with my concert dollars today, & grabbed tix for one of the Yo La Tengo shows that went on sale a week ago, as well as for the Meters (with the all-original lineup), both at the Fillmore. Yeah, I bit the bullet and laid out the $$ for the latter, but I have high hopes they're gonna be great. Geoff, you ever checked out George Porter Jr.? The epitome of the funky-butt bass players. It should be a great show.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2006, 08:23:30 AM
Selvin trashes Elton:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/18/DDG2VL68U31.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on September 18, 2006, 09:45:27 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Selvin trashes Elton:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/18/DDG2VL68U31.DTL


Selvin's done some great writing over the years but this line is simply unsupportable:

"his last decent album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," "

Perhaps, you know, someone who dislikes a full 30 years of an artist's repertoire shouldn't be the one reviewing a show of said material, no?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2006, 09:53:12 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Selvin trashes Elton:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/18/DDG2VL68U31.DTL


Selvin's done some great writing over the years but this line is simply unsupportable:

"his last decent album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," "

Perhaps, you know, someone who dislikes a full 30 years of an artist's repertoire shouldn't be the one reviewing a show of said material, no?


Agreed. But he's right about the toupees.  Sombody as rich as EJ oughta be able to find better rugs.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on September 18, 2006, 10:11:10 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Selvin trashes Elton:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/18/DDG2VL68U31.DTL


Selvin's done some great writing over the years but this line is simply unsupportable:

"his last decent album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," "

Perhaps, you know, someone who dislikes a full 30 years of an artist's repertoire shouldn't be the one reviewing a show of said material, no?


I've always felt the same as Joel.  Certainly CF & tBDC was the last Elton album that I purchased.  Doesn't mean his career since then has sucked (he's even won an Oscar since then hasn't he?), but that he's had all of his success in something other the album category.  I don't see where you can extend Selvin's line to cover all that, unless there's more text that you didn't paste.  I don't see how, within the category of really decent album, you can include anything since CF & tBDC, not when it has to stack up against about 6 of his first 9 albums.  Hits galore, soundtracks, musicals, Grammy's & tons of money & celebrity, absolutely.  But albums???
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on September 18, 2006, 10:33:11 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Selvin trashes Elton:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/18/DDG2VL68U31.DTL


Selvin's done some great writing over the years but this line is simply unsupportable:

"his last decent album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," "

Perhaps, you know, someone who dislikes a full 30 years of an artist's repertoire shouldn't be the one reviewing a show of said material, no?


I've always felt the same as Joel.  Certainly CF & tBDC was the last Elton album that I purchased.  Doesn't mean his career since then has sucked (he's even won an Oscar since then hasn't he?), but that he's had all of his success in something other the album category.  I don't see where you can extend Selvin's line to cover all that, unless there's more text that you didn't paste.  I don't see how, within the category of really decent album, you can include anything since CF & tBDC, not when it has to stack up against about 6 of his first 9 albums.  Hits galore, soundtracks, musicals, Grammy's & tons of money & celebrity, absolutely.  But albums???


"Decent" =/= "stack up against about 6 of his first 9 albums."  I agree that EJ's been far more of a singles artist since CF&TBDC, but his albums, while usually flawed and laden with filler tracks, have definitely been at least "decent."  Blue Moves and Songs From the West Coast, to cite two, still hold up well.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 19, 2006, 10:44:31 PM
I'm a sucka for the boys. Joe Perry, Tyler too and the Crue coming to town. Must be there.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 02, 2006, 10:03:21 AM
I lost my mind and drove to Concord last night for Rob Zombie and Godsmack.
GREAT show. I'm a tad hearing impaired today. It was GA and I was 6 deep center and there was no getting out. Insane people still moshing. They gotta get hurt doing that.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 02, 2006, 10:22:57 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I lost my mind and drove to Concord last night for Rob Zombie and Godsmack.
GREAT show. I'm a tad hearing impaired today. It was GA and I was 6 deep center and there was no getting out. Insane people still moshing. They gotta get hurt doing that.


Were you the oldest person there? :wink:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on October 02, 2006, 11:07:08 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I lost my mind and drove to Concord last night for Rob Zombie and Godsmack.
GREAT show. I'm a tad hearing impaired today. It was GA and I was 6 deep center and there was no getting out. Insane people still moshing. They gotta get hurt doing that.


Were you the oldest person there? :wink:


No, Rob Zombie was.

Alicat, kudos on maintaining your youth and not being "too old for that."   8)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 02, 2006, 08:03:01 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I lost my mind and drove to Concord last night for Rob Zombie and Godsmack.
GREAT show. I'm a tad hearing impaired today. It was GA and I was 6 deep center and there was no getting out. Insane people still moshing. They gotta get hurt doing that.


Were you the oldest person there? :wink:


No, Rob Zombie was.

Alicat, kudos on maintaining your youth and not being "too old for that."   8)

Thank you. There were many older than I. Rob was a little grizzled and raspy. Ghoulish/satanic video stuff going on. I stayed a bit back for that and moved up between sets.

Godsmack lightly covered AC/DC and Black Sabbath which was cool. Sully kicked ass on drums.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2006, 11:42:36 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Godsmack lightly covered AC/DC and Black Sabbath which was cool. Sully kicked ass on drums.


Lamont & Tonelli's sidekick plays drums???

Meanwhile, John Mayer gets no respect from Aidan Vaiziri. Anyone surprised?

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/03/DDGQFLFTPB1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 03, 2006, 08:15:24 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Godsmack lightly covered AC/DC and Black Sabbath which was cool. Sully kicked ass on drums.


Lamont & Tonelli's sidekick plays drums???

And sings too.
http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/1999/godsmack_int.asp
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2006, 08:43:06 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Godsmack lightly covered AC/DC and Black Sabbath which was cool. Sully kicked ass on drums.


Lamont & Tonelli's sidekick plays drums???

And sings too.
http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/1999/godsmack_int.asp


er, OK, that's not him.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 05, 2006, 04:14:15 PM
My weekend "barely bluegrass" marathon starts tonight with Billy Bragg at the music hall. Double header tomorrow with EC & friends in the park (sorry you won't make it, Mike, but big props for showing up for your team--you too, Alicat) and then T-Bone Burnett and god knows who tomorry night, again at the Music Hall. Then a huge smorgasbord in the park all weekend--hope the forecasts of nice weather hold true. And I hope the goddamn Blue Angels stay the f*** away.

Details here if anyone takes a mind to check it out:

http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2006, 04:27:44 PM
Quote from: "urth"
My weekend "barely bluegrass" marathon starts tonight with Billy Bragg at the music hall. Double header tomorrow with EC & friends in the park (sorry you won't make it, Mike, but big props for showing up for your team--you too, Alicat) and then T-Bone Burnett and god knows who tomorry night, again at the Music Hall. Then a huge smorgasbord in the park all weekend--hope the forecasts of nice weather hold true. And I hope the goddamn Blue Angels stay the f*** away.

Details here if anyone takes a mind to check it out:

http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/


I'm sorry to be missing EC, tho' with this cold I guess a few hours in the Oaktown sun is better than sitting in wet grass all afternoon.  I'd've def gone to Billy Bragg at GAMH if I weren't going to SJ for the Sharks tonite. We expect a full report!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 05, 2006, 04:38:18 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'd've def gone to Billy Bragg at GAMH if I weren't going to SJ for the Sharks tonite. We expect a full report!


If the game's over early enough you still can. The late show (the one I'm going to) isn't sold out, and it's not supposed to start til 10:30, but I'm guessing later. But if you're still fighting that cold, I guess that might be a lot to cram into one evening.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 07, 2006, 12:00:06 PM
Quick Tom Petty revue (last Sat at the Greek).  I was sick as a dog with a nasty cold, but damned glad I was there.

Big ol' lovefest, Tom's fan's are adoring.  And he thrives on it.  A few too many sing-a-longs for my taste, and a couple of his more pedestrian hits dragged (though they were almost always saved by the big finish, Mike Campbell's guitar and a wall of sound).

The Heartbreakers are a terrific band, always 3 guitars going (Tom, Mike and the other guy who Tom introduced as their human swiss army knife -- guitar, keyboards, harmonica and back-up singer (did a fine Roy Orbison imitation on the Willbury tune)), a fine piano player and the rhythm section rocked.  

Turned into a fine cover band about 45 minutes in, doing "I'm a Man" and "Oh Well" impeccably.  

Stevie came out, for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (kinda scary lookin', she would have done better just standing at the mike belting it out 7rather than her wierd looking gestures that worked better when she was younger).  Then they did "Don't Do Me Like That" with Stevie on vocals, which I liked much better.

The highlight of the show might have been "It's Good to Be King" off of Wildflowers.  Mike Campbell was just awesome on it, and Tom too, and it built into a truly grand finish, earned all the way.

They ended (before the encore) with my favorite Petty track, "Runnin' Down A Dream" that just tore the place down.  And, to my vast satisfaction, the last song of the night was "American Girl."  

Mighty damned fine.
Title: cover
Post by: ggould on October 07, 2006, 08:56:35 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
Turned into a fine cover band about 45 minutes in, doing "I'm a Man" and "Oh Well" impeccably.

Did they really kick it?  (Oh Well)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on October 08, 2006, 07:43:09 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
Stevie came out, for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (kinda scary lookin', she would have done better just standing at the mike belting it out 7rather than her wierd looking gestures that worked better when she was younger).  Then they did "Don't Do Me Like That" with Stevie on vocals, which I liked much better.


Very cool!  But aw, no "Needles & Pins"?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 11, 2006, 12:43:04 AM
I'm in heaven.... la la la la......
Roger Waters put on a great show. Took 20 minutes to get home and almost an hour and a half to get there. He did NOT start promptly at 8 as announced. I think he was stuck in traffic too.

From Shine on Your Crazy Diamond to Another Brick in the Wall to an encore of Comfortably Numb. It was a wonderful night. My seat was dead center (WOW!) in about the 8th row. Yep. Bob's birthday gift was good for me. Everyone performed well. I'm still trying to wind down.

Bridge in two weeks, Yay! Any of you going? Haven't heard yet who special guests are.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on October 11, 2006, 10:44:00 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Bridge in two weeks, Yay! Any of you going? Haven't heard yet who special guests are.


I noticed Death Cab was one.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 11, 2006, 10:53:55 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Bridge in two weeks, Yay! Any of you going? Haven't heard yet who special guests are.


I noticed Death Cab was one.


they're on the main bill; I think Ali means unannounced "special guests"

Quote from: "Bridge School Website"
Neil Young
Pearl Jam
Dave Matthews Band
Brian Wilson
Foo Fighters
Trent Reznor
Death Cab for Cutie
Gillian Welch
Devendra Banhart
plus special guests!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 16, 2006, 09:21:38 PM
I now think the "special guests" are the kids who sit on the stage.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 16, 2006, 10:25:57 PM
I now have two reserved Bridge tix to sell. Reply to me if you're interested.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 17, 2006, 10:00:10 AM
KFOG's announce their "Concert for Kids" lineup this year--they're taking a decided indie-rock tack, with Death Cab for Cutie and Feist. Didn't catch the date, but it's being held at the Paramount. Tix on sale to the public 10/29, but supposedly there will be a Foghead presale.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on October 17, 2006, 10:56:48 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I now have two reserved Bridge tix to sell. Reply to me if you're interested.


What are the deets?  I might very well be interested.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 17, 2006, 10:50:22 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I now have two reserved Bridge tix to sell. Reply to me if you're interested.


What are the deets?  I might very well be interested.

Saturday 203V 4pm
Sunday 201 V 2pm

Face for each day (2 tix) is $181.50, you can have them cheaper or include something in partial trade in lieu of cash if need be.

I'll still be there both days as well. Up in the 200's on Saturday and got very lower level tix on Sunday.

Call me.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 22, 2006, 09:40:29 AM
wooo hooo. Saturday Bridge was great. Neil opened with about 3 songs and closed with about 6, final sing along was keep on rockin in the free world. Show went from 4 till 1am. Most memorable song for me was Death Cab for Cutie giving props to Graham Nash and doing a exlnt rendition of Military Madness.

Eddie Vedder was wondeful. Everyone was really inspired with their guitar work and drum work was great. I'm not a huge DMB fan but he was good as well.

They crowd really supported Brian Wilson who sat center stage and sang almost every Beach Boys tune imaginable. (This was good after the darker melodies fron Trent Reznor.) Big audience participation and it was they first time most everyone got up and danced and sang. While the music was still on, it appreared that he stood up and kind of abruptly walked off stage. I forget what's up with him, a previous stroke?

I'm not running full speed yet but getting prepped to do it again today. Show at 2.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on October 23, 2006, 12:17:31 AM
Another memorable Bridge show. Neil played a lot more during all the sets. David Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) was entertaining & funny.
I saw/heard Gillian Welch tonight after missing her perform yesterday. Very good voice. Her partner was playing a guitar/violin type instrument that was awesome. Email sent to you all (Don't have your addy Dave) to view photo book online. I'll try to get a movie file onto this site another day.

yay! wooo hoooo!
work tomorrow :roll:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 03, 2006, 12:30:20 PM
Every other concert in my entire life pales in comparison. OMFG!!! Thats about all I can keep saying after Motley Crue and Aerosmith. OMFG!
Great concert karma placed me center in Row fu%~!ing A, AT the stage that goes up the center. (These were not my ticketed seats but everyone was so accommodating) Great people and in touching distance of Joe Perry. Shoutig distance for Vince and Tommy. Was able to stroke Joe's leg, jeans and shoe. OK. Mock me but it was sooooo damn good. Photos are phenomenal. Some are poster worthy. I'll get on ofofo this weekend. As I walked out to the parking lot, two girls recognized me from being on the "big screen." I neveer saw myself but it felt good to be recognized.

This was the first concert ever where I was so close and so excited as Aerosmith came on, that I cried. Now I "get it" when I see the fainting and crying Beatles fans. I was like Fred Sanford, clutching my heart for the big one.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on November 03, 2006, 02:56:49 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Every other concert in my entire life pales in comparison. OMFG!!! Thats about all I can keep saying after Motley Crue and Aerosmith. OMFG!
Great concert karma placed me center in Row fu%~!ing A, AT the stage that goes up the center. (These were not my ticketed seats but everyone was so accommodating) Great people and in touching distance of Joe Perry. Shoutig distance for Vince and Tommy. Was able to stroke Joe's leg, jeans and shoe. OK. Mock me but it was sooooo damn good. Photos are phenomenal. Some are poster worthy. I'll get on ofofo this weekend. As I walked out to the parking lot, two girls recognized me from being on the "big screen." I neveer saw myself but it felt good to be recognized.

This was the first concert ever where I was so close and so excited as Aerosmith came on, that I cried. Now I "get it" when I see the fainting and crying Beatles fans. I was like Fred Sanford, clutching my heart for the big one.


ha! fred sanford. i can see why! joe's still sexy. joey is still cute (can't say the same for vince neil). good lord! the abs on those men! i love the confused look on the guys face as people are groping for tyler's butt.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 07, 2006, 07:55:42 PM
Posted this in another thread and figured may as well post here. I didn't get to the Stones last night but here's their set list:

Rolling Stones 11/6/06: 8:45 p.m. – 10:40 p.m.
Jumping Jack Flash
It's Only Rock'n Roll
Let's Spend The Night Together
She Was Hot
Dead Flowers
Streets Of Love
Bitch
Midnight Rambler
Tumbling Dice
--- Introductions
You Got The Silver (Keith)
Connection (Keith)
Under My Thumb (to B-stage)
Just My Imagination
Start Me Up
Honky Tonk Women (to main stage)
Sympathy For The Devil
Paint It Black
Brown Sugar
Satisfaction (encore)

OMFG! Check this out from their show at the Beacon last week:
http://www.iorr.org/tour05/beacon2.htm
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on November 08, 2006, 02:28:29 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
OMFG! Check this out from their show at the Beacon last week:
http://www.iorr.org/tour05/beacon2.htm


i found a very short clip of aguilera singing with mick on youtube, but it wasn't long enough to gauge much.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on November 10, 2006, 11:45:04 PM


























Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on November 11, 2006, 10:59:10 AM
PHENOMENAL pics!!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2006, 11:02:26 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
PHENOMENAL pics!!!


it's true -- leopards can't change their spots.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on November 20, 2006, 03:36:53 PM
Saw the reformed and unbelievably funky Meters at the Fillmore Saturday night--man, I had forgotten how good those guys could be. And they seemed to be having a really good time playing together, so it didn't come off like something they did just for the paycheck, as it did when they played the Warfield about 4 years or so ago. (But that show flat out WAS for the paycheck--some guy laid out a million bucks to get them to play together one more time. They've since decided maybe playing as a group wasn't such a bad thing after all.)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on November 27, 2006, 07:17:24 AM
I'm writing a preview of this for the Voice right now.  Don't often get Garland Jeffreys, Michelle Shocked, and Aztec Two-Step in the same place:

(http://www.joeraiola.com/pages/theatre-within/lennon-page/lennon2006_01.jpg)
(http://www.joeraiola.com/pages/theatre-within/lennon-page/lennon2006_02.jpg)

http://www.joeraiola.com/pages/theatre-within/lennon-page/Lennon-pr.htm
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2006, 08:04:11 AM
The princess will be interested to hear that Ted Neely is touring in JC Superstar (never mind that he's, er, 30 years too old for the part).  He'll be in SF starting this week. And appearing opposite him as Judas: Corey Glover of Living Colour.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on December 18, 2006, 11:36:10 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The princess will be interested to hear that Ted Neely is touring in JC Superstar (never mind that he's, er, 30 years too old for the part).  He'll be in SF starting this week. And appearing opposite him as Judas: Corey Glover of Living Colour.



aaaaahhhhh!!! wow! wish i could be there. corey glover - what a great choice!!! aaaahhh!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on January 15, 2007, 08:30:14 PM
The Red Devil Lounge, where we saw the princess sing '80s covers a few years ago, is booking some interesting names lately. in the next few weeks:

Howard Jones
Blasters
Smithereens
Gene Loves Jezebel

and (somebody tell Beej!) Sir Mix-a-Lot!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on January 16, 2007, 02:27:32 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Red Devil Lounge, where we saw the princess sing '80s covers a few years ago, is booking some interesting names lately. in the next few weeks:

Howard Jones
Blasters
Smithereens
Gene Loves Jezebel

and (somebody tell Beej!) Sir Mix-a-Lot!


yeah, they started booking some big names a couple of years ago. i don't know why anyonw would WANT to play there, though, unless they've removed that big cement pole from in front of the stage.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2007, 11:51:54 AM
now HERE'S a once-in-a-lifetime lineup (literally, they're calling it that): at London's Wembley Arena in April, David Essex/The Osmonds/David Cassidy/Showaddywaddy!

http://www.stargreen.com/events?artist=ONCE_IN_A_LIFETIME_TOUR%2C_DAVID_ESSEX__THE_OSMONDS_DAVID_CASSIDY_SHOWADDYWADDY
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 07, 2007, 09:37:52 AM
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2007, 09:53:11 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.


We built this system
We built this system for Windows geeks...

"The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including Jefferson Airplane founder PAUL KANTNER, Quicksilver Messenger Service founder DAVID FREIBERG, The Tubes co-founder PRAIRIE PRINCE, David Crosby guitarist SLICK AGUILAR, The Supremes’ keyboardist CHRIS SMITH, and the sensational DIANA MANGANO reprising the repertpire of the legendary GRACE SLICK who retired in 1989"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on February 07, 2007, 09:58:18 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.


We built this system
We built this system for Windows geeks...

"The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including Jefferson Airplane founder PAUL KANTNER, Quicksilver Messenger Service founder DAVID FREIBERG, The Tubes co-founder PRAIRIE PRINCE, David Crosby guitarist SLICK AGUILAR, The Supremes’ keyboardist CHRIS SMITH, and the sensational DIANA MANGANO reprising the repertpire of the legendary GRACE SLICK who retired in 1989"


I saw a promo for this in the paper last week, but the pic they ran with it was of Mickey Thomas and the Starship. Easy to confuse the two I guess, but in SF they really should know better.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on February 07, 2007, 11:04:26 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.


We built this system
We built this system for Windows geeks...

"The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including Jefferson Airplane founder PAUL KANTNER, Quicksilver Messenger Service founder DAVID FREIBERG, The Tubes co-founder PRAIRIE PRINCE, David Crosby guitarist SLICK AGUILAR, The Supremes’ keyboardist CHRIS SMITH, and the sensational DIANA MANGANO reprising the repertpire of the legendary GRACE SLICK who retired in 1989"


I saw a promo for this in the paper last week, but the pic they ran with it was of Mickey Thomas and the Starship. Easy to confuse the two I guess, but in SF they really should know better.


So who's going?  I wonder if I could get there if I left right now?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on February 07, 2007, 11:16:59 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.


We built this system
We built this system for Windows geeks...

"The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including Jefferson Airplane founder PAUL KANTNER, Quicksilver Messenger Service founder DAVID FREIBERG, The Tubes co-founder PRAIRIE PRINCE, David Crosby guitarist SLICK AGUILAR, The Supremes’ keyboardist CHRIS SMITH, and the sensational DIANA MANGANO reprising the repertpire of the legendary GRACE SLICK who retired in 1989"


I saw a promo for this in the paper last week, but the pic they ran with it was of Mickey Thomas and the Starship. Easy to confuse the two I guess, but in SF they really should know better.


So who's going?  I wonder if I could get there if I left right now?


I'm not sure what convinced (or compelled) them to shill for M$ Vista, but I do hope someone tapes some of this . . .
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on February 07, 2007, 11:42:05 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.


We built this system
We built this system for Windows geeks...

"The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including Jefferson Airplane founder PAUL KANTNER, Quicksilver Messenger Service founder DAVID FREIBERG, The Tubes co-founder PRAIRIE PRINCE, David Crosby guitarist SLICK AGUILAR, The Supremes’ keyboardist CHRIS SMITH, and the sensational DIANA MANGANO reprising the repertpire of the legendary GRACE SLICK who retired in 1989"


I saw a promo for this in the paper last week, but the pic they ran with it was of Mickey Thomas and the Starship. Easy to confuse the two I guess, but in SF they really should know better.


So who's going?  I wonder if I could get there if I left right now?


Wish I could but I have a lunch appt at noon, so I'm going to have to miss it. Hoping the rain doesn't start--somehow I can't picture Kantner rocking it out in the rain a la Mr. Nelson on Sunday.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2007, 12:33:35 PM
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE! Ozzfest is like totally f---in' FREEEEEEEEEEE!!!

In case you missed the story:

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/02/ozzfest_is_free.html
Title: the Jeffersons
Post by: ggould on February 07, 2007, 03:56:42 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Jefferson Starship is playing Justin Herman Plaza at noon today, for free!  Paid for by Microsoft Vista and some mobile service.
We built this system
We built this system for Windows geeks...

"The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including Jefferson Airplane founder PAUL KANTNER, Quicksilver Messenger Service founder DAVID FREIBERG, The Tubes co-founder PRAIRIE PRINCE, David Crosby guitarist SLICK AGUILAR, The Supremes’ keyboardist CHRIS SMITH, and the sensational DIANA MANGANO reprising the repertpire of the legendary GRACE SLICK who retired in 1989"
I saw a promo for this in the paper last week, but the pic they ran with it was of Mickey Thomas and the Starship. Easy to confuse the two I guess, but in SF they really should know better.
So who's going?  I wonder if I could get there if I left right now?
Wish I could but I have a lunch appt at noon, so I'm going to have to miss it. Hoping the rain doesn't start--somehow I can't picture Kantner rocking it out in the rain a la Mr. Nelson on Sunday.

I had an execrable day in the bowels of the educational system today (High School Exit Exams) and would have liked nothing better than to be at this gig, even if Paul is shilling for the evil empire!  :lol:  :lol:
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2007, 11:48:41 AM
OMG! Petula Clark is perforing this Sat nite at the Herbst Theater in SF.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/11/PKG2ONTBV81.DTL

I may have to check this out -- she's 74, who knows when/if she'll be back.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2007, 11:28:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMG! Petula Clark is perforing this Sat nite at the Herbst Theater in SF.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/11/PKG2ONTBV81.DTL

I may have to check this out -- she's 74, who knows when/if she'll be back.


I just bought the very LAST ticket (rear balcony).  Full report Sat nite or Sun morning.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 18, 2007, 12:01:42 PM
Well Ms Clark IS 74, so her voice isn't quite what it used to be, but she's not bad. She hit most of the high notes, fudged some others and at other points she lacked sheer force of lungpower.  The 9-piece band overpowered her at times.  (On the way home I tried picturing Ronstadt at 74 attempting "You're no Good" or Stevie Nicks doing "Edge of 17".) Her best moments were more intimate ones, including Petula alone at the piano doing an apparently not-planned "I Want To Hold Your hand" as a ballad.

The show was billed as "All the Hits" and she did indeed do every major US single. She opened with "Who Am I?", maybe my fave of her lesser-played songs. (Tony Hatch: underappreciated genius.)  She even did "You're the One", which I'd forgotten was originally hers, an LP track that the Vogues covered and took into the Top Ten. She also did several impressive self-penned new tunes, a few Sondheim songs ("Am I Losing My Mind?", I think it's called, from Follies), and her stage "hits": a song from BloodBrothers, which she did on B'way (and which I saw in London with Kiki Dee [!] -- one of the most godawful musicals, like, ever); one from Sunset Blvd; another from Finians Rainbow. She told a few stories, made fun of Andrew Lloyd Webber (well, who hasn't?), and read a poem.  In all, a very pleasant 2-1/2 hours --an hour, a 25 min intermission, and then another hour. And the audience showed her much much love.  Interesting mix, a lot of straight couples in their 60s, and many many queens.

FYI, the same producers are bringing Connie Francis to the Castro Theater in 2 weeks with a 21-piece Orch.  I think I'll pass on that one, but if Miss Francis is smart, she'll do a cover of ABBA's "I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do"...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 21, 2007, 08:54:29 AM
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on February 21, 2007, 09:45:16 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)


At those prices? Not me. I'll be fine with my memories of seeing them in an extremely echoey 1,500 seat hall in Davis in 1979, thank you.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 21, 2007, 12:40:29 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)


At those prices? Not me. I'll be fine with my memories of seeing them in an extremely echoey 1,500 seat hall in Davis in 1979, thank you.


In case you were hoping the Van Halen reunion might be less pricey, well -- it's been postponed indefinitely:

http://www.livedaily.com/news/Planned_Van_Halen_tour_hits_roadblock-11550.html?t=98
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on February 21, 2007, 02:02:26 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)


At those prices? Not me. I'll be fine with my memories of seeing them in an extremely echoey 1,500 seat hall in Davis in 1979, thank you.


In case you were hoping the Van Halen reunion might be less pricey, well -- it's been postponed indefinitely:

http://www.livedaily.com/news/Planned_Van_Halen_tour_hits_roadblock-11550.html?t=98


Sounds as though there will be plenty of other reformed bands to take up the slack. Besides Genesis (the post-Gabriel version, one assumes) and the Police, I'm hearing that the Jesus and Mary Chain and Crowded House will also be returning to action this summer.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on February 21, 2007, 02:07:04 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Crowded House will also be returning to action this summer.


it's the "Don't Dream -- It's STILL NOT OVER" Tour!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 22, 2007, 12:15:23 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)

Can't cough up $$ for Police.
This Saturday I am headed to Oakland for Seger and looking forward to it in a mighty way. Haven't been to a show in a while and have never seen Seger.

Also succumbed to a less expensive Fall Out Boy ticket in Concord, early May.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on February 22, 2007, 07:05:38 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)

Can't cough up $$ for Police.
This Saturday I am headed to Oakland for Seger and looking forward to it in a mighty way. Haven't been to a show in a while and have never seen Seger.


A Voice contributor reviewed one of Seger's shows and was majorly impressed:

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0705,freeman,75665,22.html
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on February 26, 2007, 10:29:55 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
so, kids... who's buying Police tix on Sunday? (The show is Wed June 13th @ McAfee Coliseum.)

Can't cough up $$ for Police.
This Saturday I am headed to Oakland for Seger and looking forward to it in a mighty way. Haven't been to a show in a while and have never seen Seger.


A Voice contributor reviewed one of Seger's shows and was majorly impressed:

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0705,freeman,75665,22.html

I had a great time at the show. Bob's voice was very good, at least IMHO. Very geriatric crowd. Maybe 5% of people younger than me. His age showed in his inability to physically groove to the beat although he did it vocally. Did he ever move well? Horns were incredible. Solo and together. It felt good to gaze about at one point and see the ENTIRE crowd waving arms in the air.

Steve Azar who opened had some good riffs but I had club access and the bar had a stronger pull on me than Azar. Made lots of new friends and fun was had by all.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on March 14, 2007, 10:41:49 AM
Noise Pop coming up for all y'alls in the Bay:
http://www.noisepop.com/2007/

Wish I could be at either that or SXSW this week.  Instead I'm trying to keep an unstable paper together.  Good times.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2007, 11:11:57 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Noise Pop coming up for all y'alls in the Bay:
http://www.noisepop.com/2007/

Wish I could be at either that or SXSW this week.  Instead I'm trying to keep an unstable paper together.  Good times.


Actually NoisePop SF was last month (that's where I saw the Nilsson docu). March 16th is when "NoisePop invades Austin"
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on March 14, 2007, 11:24:59 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Noise Pop coming up for all y'alls in the Bay:
http://www.noisepop.com/2007/

Wish I could be at either that or SXSW this week.  Instead I'm trying to keep an unstable paper together.  Good times.


Actually NoisePop SF was last month (that's where I saw the Nilsson docu). March 16th is when "NoisePop invades Austin"


Oh fudge, misread on my part.  Thanks, fact-checking cuz'!
Title: Mountain Winery Schudule
Post by: ggould on April 02, 2007, 02:11:23 PM
http://www.mountainwinery.com/schedule/schedule.html
Title: Re: Mountain Winery Schudule
Post by: Alicat on April 03, 2007, 07:18:41 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
http://www.mountainwinery.com/schedule/schedule.html

HippieFest on my birthday!

A few shows I want to go to.
Title: Re: Mountain Winery Schudule
Post by: princessofcairo on April 04, 2007, 05:30:03 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"

A few shows I want to go to.


yeah, me, too! joan armatrading. 3dn and toto! ozomatli! squeeze! heart! hall&oates!
Title: Re: Mountain Winery Schudule
Post by: RGMike on April 04, 2007, 07:38:13 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"

A few shows I want to go to.


yeah, me, too! joan armatrading. 3dn and toto! ozomatli! squeeze! heart! hall&oates!


Heart will be in SF next week -- they're playing at the Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace!
Title: Re: Mountain Winery Schudule
Post by: urth on April 04, 2007, 09:39:44 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"

A few shows I want to go to.


yeah, me, too! joan armatrading. 3dn and toto! ozomatli! squeeze! heart! hall&oates!


I wouldn't mind seeing Rufus Wainwright or Crowded House, particularly if Tim Finn is still on board (as he is for Coachella in a couple weeks).

Hoping both play Warfield or Fillmore dates adjacent to those winery gigs tho--not as far to drive and tix are a bit more reasonable (or rather, a little less exhorbitant).
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on April 16, 2007, 10:44:17 AM
FWIW:
Jast looked at the Wente line up,
http://www.wentevineyards.com/concert/lineup.asp

Geo. Benson and Al Jarreau June 13
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 16, 2007, 10:45:40 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Geo. Benson and Al Jarreau June 13


Roamin' hands and Jarreau hands together at last!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 20, 2007, 10:40:26 AM
Saw Jersey Boys last night, and a very enjoyable 2-1/2+ hours it is.  The story is told in very broad strokes (some might even say cartoonish), but the songs of course are great.  Highly recommended, especially to Gaz (get yerself to the half-price-ticket booth some evening, bub).  Interestingly, Gaz's perennial WOS "Oh What a Night" and the circumstances surrounding it (yes it really is about Bob Gaudio's loss of virginity) are played for laughs, which could make you see it in a whole new light going forward. But (talk about TANC) the regular Bob Gaudio was out sick, and it was the understudy's FIRST TIME EVER playing the part, and he was great. And I never knew about the Joe Pesci connection.

The Playbill also lists "the ones that got away" -- all the songs they weren't able to incorporate into the show. Biggest disappointment in that regard: no "Swearin' to God".
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on April 20, 2007, 10:47:38 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Geo. Benson and Al Jarreau June 13


Roamin' hands and Jarreau hands together at last!


ha! i first read that a few days ago, and i've been trying to figure out if george benson plays too many notes when he plays. he does, and i figured that was the motive behind calling him "roamin' hands." i just realized why you said that. ha! i think i'd rather his hands than al's, to be honest.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on April 20, 2007, 02:08:06 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Geo. Benson and Al Jarreau June 13


Roamin' hands and Jarreau hands together at last!


ha! i first read that a few days ago, and i've been trying to figure out if george benson plays too many notes when he plays. he does, and i figured that was the motive behind calling him "roamin' hands." i just realized why you said that. ha! i think i'd rather his hands than al's, to be honest.


poc, my love, you absolutely MUST commit that story to an actual textual blog or narrative or something.  Out of my whole lifetime spent among people who like to talk* that is in a deadheat tie for The Funniest true-life anecdote I've ever heard**.  When you first told Beej & me, I swear it ranked right up there with Thurber's "The Night The Bed Fell".



*which is to say that people who don't like to talk obviously don't spend much time talking to me.

**the only other such story is the one Father Gerry Kleba tells...of how one time in the 70's a couple of his Jesuit brothers returned to their parsonage in urban St. Louis, only to find two brothers from the neighborhood walking out with their TV.  These gullible priests reached the unspoken conclusion that another of their order (almost certainly their monsignor) must have decided to donate all their worldly possessions to whatever community organization these fellows represented.  They then proceeded, not only to assist in their own burglarization, but also to convince the 3rd and 4th priests to return home that night to lend their assistance as well.  It was only when the monsignor returned (a few minutes ahead of Father Gerry) & the Jesuits brothers began looking to get a few pats on the back for effectuating the donation, that the truth came out.  At this point the two erstwhile thieves were so discombobulated that they just sat there waiting for the cops to show up.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 26, 2007, 12:50:13 PM
good gawd -- Xanadu, one of the worst movies, like, EVER... is being produced on Broadway. It opens in June and includes all the songs from the film plus additional ELO tunes like "Evil Woman". Yikes.

http://www.geocities.com/xanadupreservation/
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on April 26, 2007, 03:12:51 PM
This is either really cool or a Sign of the Apocalypse: Morrissey is performing at the Nugget Casino & Resort in Sparks...

http://www.janugget.com/entertainment/details.cfm?id=960&ct=feat
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on April 27, 2007, 01:12:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
This is either really cool or a Sign of the Apocalypse: Morrissey is performing at the Nugget Casino & Resort in Sparks...

http://www.janugget.com/entertainment/details.cfm?id=960&ct=feat


if it's the apocalypse, it's going to be a big one. indigo girls, cake, tower of power, lyle lovett, and joan osborne are also on tap.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on May 05, 2007, 11:49:12 PM
Barry Zito doing a charity gig.

Quote
"You're invited to join Giants starting pitcher, Barry Zito, Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel, Raquel Aurilia, Sally Zito and Jeff Austin Black as they take the stage for charity on Thursday, May 24 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. Our Giants stars will be joined with a performance by rock legend, Eddie Money!"


Pay enough and you can meet and greet Barry. Otherwise, general admission.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 06, 2007, 11:49:27 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Barry Zito doing a charity gig.

Quote
"You're invited to join Giants starting pitcher, Barry Zito, Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel, Raquel Aurilia, Sally Zito and Jeff Austin Black as they take the stage for charity on Thursday, May 24 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. Our Giants stars will be joined with a performance by rock legend, Eddie Money!"


Pay enough and you can meet and greet Barry. Otherwise, general admission.


"Sally Zito" -- his mother? his sister?

Is there anywhere Eddie Money *won't* show up to play? :wink:
Title: Zappa plays Zappa redux
Post by: urth on May 06, 2007, 09:02:36 PM
Hey all--
Just a heads-up that Dweezil is hitting the road again this summer playing his dad's music. Not sure who's in the band this time around (last summer was Dweezil and a bunch of young turks, with Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio, and Steve Vai, all alumni of Frank's bands, showing up to lend some cred to the proceedings) but the show I saw then was one of the two or three best things I saw all year. This year it's August 20 (a Monday night--grrr) at Berkeley Community Theater. Hasn't been a major announcment yet, but tix are on sale via Ticketbastard at $50 for the top ticket--not cheap but not ridiculous by today's standards.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on May 06, 2007, 09:12:28 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Barry Zito doing a charity gig.

Quote
"You're invited to join Giants starting pitcher, Barry Zito, Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel, Raquel Aurilia, Sally Zito and Jeff Austin Black as they take the stage for charity on Thursday, May 24 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. Our Giants stars will be joined with a performance by rock legend, Eddie Money!"


Pay enough and you can meet and greet Barry. Otherwise, general admission.


"Sally Zito" -- his mother? his sister?

Is there anywhere Eddie Money *won't* show up to play? :wink:

Greg Kihn must not be far behind.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on May 07, 2007, 06:20:17 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Barry Zito doing a charity gig.

Quote
"You're invited to join Giants starting pitcher, Barry Zito, Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel, Raquel Aurilia, Sally Zito and Jeff Austin Black as they take the stage for charity on Thursday, May 24 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. Our Giants stars will be joined with a performance by rock legend, Eddie Money!"


Pay enough and you can meet and greet Barry. Otherwise, general admission.


"Sally Zito" -- his mother? his sister?


IIRC, Sally's his sister.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 21, 2007, 08:01:56 AM
Prince does Vegas -- fabulously, sez Selvin:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/21/DDG0MPU4LK1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on May 21, 2007, 01:10:16 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Prince does Vegas -- fabulously, sez Selvin:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/21/DDG0MPU4LK1.DTL


gosh. too bad i'm opposed to credit cards. it's nice that other people are getting a taste of his highness, though. what a funny picture that must be!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 21, 2007, 02:12:25 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Prince does Vegas -- fabulously, sez Selvin:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/21/DDG0MPU4LK1.DTL


gosh. too bad i'm opposed to credit cards. it's nice that other people are getting a taste of his highness, though. what a funny picture that must be!


it's "The Glamorous Life"!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on May 21, 2007, 02:30:04 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
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Prince does Vegas -- fabulously, sez Selvin:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/21/DDG0MPU4LK1.DTL


gosh. too bad i'm opposed to credit cards. it's nice that other people are getting a taste of his highness, though. what a funny picture that must be!


it's "The Glamorous Life"!


Gives a different tilt to "Money Don't Matter 2Nite" . . .
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on May 21, 2007, 03:04:51 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
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Prince does Vegas -- fabulously, sez Selvin:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/21/DDG0MPU4LK1.DTL


gosh. too bad i'm opposed to credit cards. it's nice that other people are getting a taste of his highness, though. what a funny picture that must be!


it's "The Glamorous Life"!


Gives a different tilt to "Money Don't Matter 2Nite" . . .


TANC (and OMGWTF): Judge is playing that very song right now on KPOO.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on May 30, 2007, 11:14:46 PM
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Barry Zito doing a charity gig.

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"You're invited to join Giants starting pitcher, Barry Zito, Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel, Raquel Aurilia, Sally Zito and Jeff Austin Black as they take the stage for charity on Thursday, May 24 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. Our Giants stars will be joined with a performance by rock legend, Eddie Money!"


Pay enough and you can meet and greet Barry. Otherwise, general admission.


"Sally Zito" -- his mother? his sister?

Is there anywhere Eddie Money *won't* show up to play? :wink:

Greg Kihn must not be far behind.

Music was absolutely mediocre. The venue is really nice but sound was either really poor or Sally and her band really sucked. Event was fun. The most "beautiful" people I have ever seen in one place at the same time. Bonds even showed up. I have movie files of Barry Z playing but can't figure out how/where to post a 35 meg file. The Money Man is scary old but seemed to have fun and it was a grand sing along.
Walked to Lefty O'Douls after and just about closed it. First time there, liked.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on May 31, 2007, 06:57:41 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Music was absolutely mediocre. The venue is really nice but sound was either really poor or Sally and her band really sucked. Event was fun. The most "beautiful" people I have ever seen in one place at the same time. Bonds even showed up. I have movie files of Barry Z playing but can't figure out how/where to post a 35 meg file. The Money Man is scary old but seemed to have fun and it was a grand sing along.
Walked to Lefty O'Douls after and just about closed it. First time there, liked.


The pics were fab!!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: princessofcairo on June 06, 2007, 04:28:02 PM
perchance you're bored. perchance you stop by the graham maby website. perchance you click on the "touring" link. perchance you notice that graham will be in madrid next week. with JOE JACKSON!

perchance you will attend.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on June 07, 2007, 03:38:38 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
perchance you're bored. perchance you stop by the graham maby website. perchance you click on the "touring" link. perchance you notice that graham will be in madrid next week. with JOE JACKSON!

perchance you will attend.


Not at all surprised. Graham has been on most but not every tour Joe's done. But yes, you would probably do well to catch him.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on June 17, 2007, 10:26:08 AM
Here's a chance (or several chances, rather) for me to indulge my love of oldies pop at Coney Island:
http://www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html

I'm especially curious to see the Turtles et al.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 17, 2007, 11:05:00 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Here's a chance (or several chances, rather) for me to indulge my love of oldies pop at Coney Island:
http://www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html

I'm especially curious to see the Turtles et al.


Wow, Turtles/Rascals/Zombies/Melanie -- wish that were happening while I'm in town.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on June 17, 2007, 11:20:22 AM
Ben Fong-Torres writes in his radio column today:

"Tired of all the Summer of Love nostalgia? Celebrate the summer of '07 with Summerthing, the free KLLC (Alice@97.3) concert today at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Smash Mouth, Everclear and Mat Kearney will play from noon to 4 p.m. Gates open at 11, there's a free bicycle valet service and there will be vendors offering food, arts and crafts, activities and all-around good vibes."

Actually... SmashMouth and Everclear? that's more like the Summer of '97, no?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on June 17, 2007, 09:13:47 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Ben Fong-Torres writes in his radio column today:

"Tired of all the Summer of Love nostalgia? Celebrate the summer of '07 with Summerthing, the free KLLC (Alice@97.3) concert today at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Smash Mouth, Everclear and Mat Kearney will play from noon to 4 p.m. Gates open at 11, there's a free bicycle valet service and there will be vendors offering food, arts and crafts, activities and all-around good vibes."

Actually... SmashMouth and Everclear? that's more like the Summer of '97, no?


Exactly!  Trading one nostalgium for another.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 09, 2007, 11:57:57 AM
Poor Sly. But at least he showed up ... sorta.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/09/DDG3IQSE6L1.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on July 10, 2007, 07:02:20 AM
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Poor Sly. But at least he showed up ... sorta.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/09/DDG3IQSE6L1.DTL


Had Selvin not gleaned from Sly's Grammy appearance that he's hunchbacked now?

PS: I read the VF piece; was glad it exists but found it unsatisfying.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on July 16, 2007, 08:54:13 AM
too late now, but did anyone even know that  Psychedelic Furs,  the Alarm, and the Fixx were at Mezzanine in SF last nite?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on August 05, 2007, 10:19:37 AM
I heard Stevie Wonder tix go on sale manana. I figured I'd go to the Mtn. Winery and check him out. Just saw prices and probably won't go. Lowest price $99 and up to 250. Dang. Bob said no way.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 05, 2007, 08:39:17 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I heard Stevie Wonder tix go on sale manana. I figured I'd go to the Mtn. Winery and check him out. Just saw prices and probably won't go. Lowest price $99 and up to 250. Dang. Bob said no way.


I suspected Stevie was going to be a big-money show. The Concord gig will probably be less, but it's also about 10 times as big as Mountain Winery. And I have to wonder about the condition of Stevie's voice these days. Call me cynical (you'd be right), but he doesn't look like he's in the best shape.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 05, 2007, 09:39:09 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I heard Stevie Wonder tix go on sale manana. I figured I'd go to the Mtn. Winery and check him out. Just saw prices and probably won't go. Lowest price $99 and up to 250. Dang. Bob said no way.


I suspected Stevie was going to be a big-money show. The Concord gig will probably be less, but it's also about 10 times as big as Mountain Winery. And I have to wonder about the condition of Stevie's voice these days. Call me cynical (you'd be right), but he doesn't look like he's in the best shape.


I saw the ad for the Stevie show, and thought, now there's a show I should be going to.  Not going to, but I should.

I am going to a plethora of shows in September, though.  Not things I would have chosen on my own, but some buddies were throwing out stuff:

Los Lonely Boys at the filmore, sept 11.

Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains, at the Sleepy train, Sept 14.

Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, at the Sleepy Train, Sept 30th (with some fungus amoung us, if you know what I mean :wink: )

Really, would rather see Stevie in a heartbeat.  But I'll see anyone, for the most part, if the price aint too steep.  Mostly looking forward to Alice, though.

Rock on.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on August 06, 2007, 07:34:22 AM
Who's singing with Sabbath these days?  Are they still Vaya con Dio?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 06, 2007, 07:47:30 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Who's singing with Sabbath these days?  Are they still Vaya con Dio?


Holy Die-vah!  I saw a metal docu recently -- never realized that Mr Dio is, like, 5' 2".
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on August 06, 2007, 08:05:38 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Who's singing with Sabbath these days?  Are they still Vaya con Dio?


Holy Die-vah!  I saw a metal docu recently -- never realized that Mr Dio is, like, 5' 2".


A someday reality show: Rock Midget Wrestling, with RJ Dio taking on Udo Dirkschneider of Accept.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 06, 2007, 08:22:07 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
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Who's singing with Sabbath these days?  Are they still Vaya con Dio?


Holy Die-vah!  I saw a metal docu recently -- never realized that Mr Dio is, like, 5' 2".


A someday reality show: Rock Midget Wrestling, with RJ Dio taking on Udo Dirkschneider of Accept.


Or Angus from AC/DC.

Yeah, Dio is fronting...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: mshray on August 06, 2007, 08:40:00 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Mostly looking forward to Alice, though.

Rock on.


My question is who is fronting Alice?  Is Jerry Cantrell doing it himself now?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 06, 2007, 10:16:44 AM
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Quote from: "Rod"
Mostly looking forward to Alice, though.

Rock on.


My question is who is fronting Alice?  Is Jerry Cantrell doing it himself now?


Um, to clarify, I'm mostly looking forward to Alice Cooper, who still fronts his own show.  Would be interesting if he fronted Alice in Chains, as well.

Welcome to my nightmare.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 21, 2007, 11:48:04 AM
Morrissey's rescheduled tour includes 4 nights at the Fillmore:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=19598

Panic on the streets of 'Frisco...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 28, 2007, 02:50:17 PM
Joel Selvin says Stevie was Wonder-ful:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/28/DD09RQ6CM.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 28, 2007, 10:21:46 PM
Lineup for the Hardly Barely Bluegrass thing in the park has been announced. Not as strong as last year's extravaganza, but still some acts worth catching and the price is right.  No Elvis Costello, but T-Bone Burnett is back, and taking EC's spot for the Friday afternoon gig is Jeff Tweedy from Wilco--so the indie gang should be out in force. Otherwise it's a lot of the usual suspects--Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Del McCoury. Also Dave Alvin, Los Lobos, John Doe, and many more. Go here for the full lineups:

http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on August 30, 2007, 08:47:21 AM
Sunday's "40th Anniv of the Summer of Love" concert in GG Park:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/30/DDPNRRIUS.DTL
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on August 30, 2007, 09:31:06 AM
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Sunday's "40th Anniv of the Summer of Love" concert in GG Park:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/30/DDPNRRIUS.DTL


Saw the running order in the Chron this am--they're allowing 20 minutes per act, including set changes. This is a show that will be behind schedule from about the third act onward.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 04, 2007, 09:14:44 PM
This year's Bridge School lineup is announced:

21st Annual Bridge School Benefit with Neil Young, Metallica, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Vedder with Flea and Jack Irons, Tom Waits with Kronos Quartet, John Mayer, Tegan and Sara, Regina Spektor.

Tix on sale this Sunday.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 04, 2007, 09:55:14 PM
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Sunday's "40th Anniv of the Summer of Love" concert in GG Park:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/30/DDPNRRIUS.DTL


Saw the running order in the Chron this am--they're allowing 20 minutes per act, including set changes. This is a show that will be behind schedule from about the third act onward.


So did anyone here go on Sunday? Chron says 50,000 showed up.  Geoff?
Title: Sunday
Post by: ggould on September 04, 2007, 10:05:07 PM
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Sunday's "40th Anniv of the Summer of Love" concert in GG Park:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/30/DDPNRRIUS.DTL
Saw the running order in the Chron this am--they're allowing 20 minutes per act, including set changes. This is a show that will be behind schedule from about the third act onward.
So did anyone here go on Sunday? Chron says 50,000 showed up.  Geoff?

I had planned to go, but went to Commander Cody the night before at the Sweetwater.  Watched a lot of the concert on the internet while grading papers.  Barry Melton was awesome!  Pretty good for the Public Defender of Yolo County!
Title: Re: Sunday
Post by: Gazoo on September 05, 2007, 12:13:55 AM
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Sunday's "40th Anniv of the Summer of Love" concert in GG Park:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/30/DDPNRRIUS.DTL
Saw the running order in the Chron this am--they're allowing 20 minutes per act, including set changes. This is a show that will be behind schedule from about the third act onward.
So did anyone here go on Sunday? Chron says 50,000 showed up.  Geoff?

I had planned to go, but went to Commander Cody the night before at the Sweetwater.  Watched a lot of the concert on the internet while grading papers.  Barry Melton was awesome!  Pretty good for the Public Defender of Yolo County!


Please post any reviews anyone should come across.

Semi-relatedly, I'm thinking about going to see the Jefferson Starship this Sunday night at BB King's.  Because they mean as much to me as they do, I fear diminishing returns setting in, especially as Paul turns more the curmudgeon with each passing year.  It also makes me very self-conscious when I'm the only person in my generation taking in the show and really taking it in.  But still -- when I saw them two Augusts ago it was a genuinely mesmerizing experience.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on September 05, 2007, 08:45:04 AM
Just got sent this press release, in case any of you are interested:

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September 5, 2007
For Immediate Release

MICHAEL FRANTI HOSTS
2007's POWER TO THE PEACEFUL FESTIVAL

9th Annual Free Music and Arts Fest
Set For September 8th in Golden Gate Park

On Saturday, September 8th, renowned and outspoken musician and filmmaker Michael Franti and his group Spearhead – along with Guerrilla Management – present the 9th Annual “911 Power to the Peaceful Festival” at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The free music and arts festival is dedicated to social justice, non violence, coexistence and environmental sustainability and aimed to educate, enrage, enlighten and inspire. It drew over 60,000 attendees in 2006.

Artists confirmed to appear alongside Anti- recording artists and headliners Michael Franti and Spearhead at the event include Indigo Girls, Lifesavas, and Hot Buttered Rum. The event will be hosted by Hard Knock Radio and broadcasted live on Pacifica station KPFA. Special guests and speakers will include journalist, author and Democracy Now! founder Amy Goodman, MOVE Member Mario Africa, and others.

In addition to the main stage of International Musical Artists and award-winning speakers, the PTTP Festival will also feature morning yoga, an open-air art gallery, a healing arts tent, vendors and food booths, an eco village, a bicycle coalition and social, environmental & political organizations tabling and forums. This year’s DJ Tent will be headlined by DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid and Bassnectar.

A family-friendly kid’s zone will boast arts and crafts with an amazing peace flag-making workshop with Daily Acts, live theater with the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, games, story-telling, face-painting, organic “snack time,” and an exhibit from the Museum of Children’s Art and a mid-afternoon Kid's Parade. A favorite in the kid’s zone is the sing-a-long with Michael Franti, where the festival founder visits and sings with the youth. An exciting addition to this year’s festival will focus on Franti’s new children’s book, What I Be.

****TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA – Please join us at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 8th for a backstage press conference. Please contact Carrie Lombardi at Madison House Publicity to attend. 303.413.8308 / carrie@madisonhousepublicity.com****

9th Annual Power to the Peaceful Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, September 8th
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park
Admission is FREE

      9:00 AM PTTP COMMUNITY YOGA PRACTICE
      11:00 AM HOT BUTTERED RUM
      12:25 PM LIFESAVAS
      1:40 PM INDIGO GIRLS
      3:30 PM MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Power to the Peaceful After Party
Saturday, September 8th / 9 PM
Michael Franti & Spearhead PTTP All Star Jam Session
Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street @ Mint)
w/ special guests Heavyweight Dub Champion
plus live DJ sets by Hoola, the Shamanic Cheerleaders
Tickets are $30.00 and available now at www.powertothepeaceful.org.

Sunday Yoga Jam at Speedway Meadow
Sunday, September 9th / 11 am SUNDAY YOGA JAM
w/ a special performance by Michael Franti
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park
Individual Classes: $45.00 / Three Class Card: $110.00
Tickets available now at www.powertothepeaceful.org.
      11:00 AM doors and registration
       Yoga Classes at 11:30 am /1:15 PM / and 3:45 PM

Complete information for the festival and all related events can be found at www.powertothepeaceful.org.

Since 1998, the free, outdoor “911 Power to the Peaceful Festival” has been a fun, educational, hip and diverse annual experience. The first event was held in a neighborhood park and drew 6,000 people. In recent years, it has grown to draw over 60,000 people to the spacious Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Past artists and speakers have included The String Cheese Incident, John Butler Trio, KRS-One, Digital Underground, Woody Harrelson, Angela Davis, Dennis Kucinich, Ram Das, Blackalicious, Alice Walker, Talib Kweli, The Coup, Saul Williams, Keller Williams, Lyrics Born and many others.

In a year that is shaping up to be his most active year yet in support of the peace movement, Michael Franti visited and performed for injured soldiers at Washington’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center this past April, before participating in a fundraiser for Iraq Veterans Against the War. In May 2007, Franti performed an extremely rare San Quentin Prison concert, extolling the virtues of peace in a performance before some 2,000 inmates.

The award winning filmmaker Franti - who is responsible for I Know I’m Not Alone, the heralded 2005 documentary about the Iraq War, and the subsequent 2006 Anti- debut Yell Fire!, which was inspired by his travels to the war-torn area - has been praised for his commitments to peace, tolerance and co-existence from journalists and formal and informal leaders throughout the globe.

Franti and Spearhead will celebrate the success of their breakthrough 2006 Anti- debut Yell Fire! by releasing a live, digital-only version of the acclaimed disc this October. In advance of its extensive U.S. autumn tour, the group is currently at work with producer Matt Wallace (The Replacements, Faith No More, John Hiatt) on its next album, due via Anti- in 2008.

www.powertothepeaceful.org
www.spearheadvibes.com

###
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 09, 2007, 10:21:17 AM
Excited!! Just got Bridge Bene tix for both days. Not the 100's but seats in the 2's. Yay! I'm hoping Springsteen shows up Saturday as he's in town Friday performing. Ought to be quite a weekend. Broooce tix on sale next week.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 09, 2007, 10:50:25 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Excited!! Just got Bridge Bene tix for both days. Not the 100's but seats in the 2's. Yay! I'm hoping Springsteen shows up Saturday as he's in town Friday performing. Ought to be quite a weekend. Broooce tix on sale next week.


Indeed, Broooce with the E-Street band. They're playing Oakland/Oracle/McAfee/WTF arena.  So... anybody know if Ms Scialfa is part of the band this time? Are she & the Boss still splitsville or did they reconcile?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 09, 2007, 01:16:10 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Excited!! Just got Bridge Bene tix for both days. Not the 100's but seats in the 2's. Yay! I'm hoping Springsteen shows up Saturday as he's in town Friday performing. Ought to be quite a weekend. Broooce tix on sale next week.


Indeed, Broooce with the E-Street band. They're playing Oakland/Oracle/McAfee/WTF arena.  So... anybody know if Ms Scialfa is part of the band this time? Are she & the Boss still splitsville or did they reconcile?


I was looking at the Boss' web site last night, and yes, Patti is listed as a member of the band and is pretty close to Bruce in this pic:

(http://www.brucespringsteen.net/art/estreet07tour.jpg)

Hoping they'll add another local date or two, as there's a 5-day break between Chicago and the current Oaktown date.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 09, 2007, 03:51:53 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Excited!! Just got Bridge Bene tix for both days. Not the 100's but seats in the 2's. Yay! I'm hoping Springsteen shows up Saturday as he's in town Friday performing. Ought to be quite a weekend. Broooce tix on sale next week.


Indeed, Broooce with the E-Street band. They're playing Oakland/Oracle/McAfee/WTF arena.  So... anybody know if Ms Scialfa is part of the band this time? Are she & the Boss still splitsville or did they reconcile?


I was looking at the Boss' web site last night, and yes, Patti is listed as a member of the band and is pretty close to Bruce in this pic:

Hoping they'll add another local date or two, as there's a 5-day break between Chicago and the current Oaktown date.


Well, nice to know they ironed things out, at least professionally.  His affair (with a 9/11 widow he met at a fundraiser!) a couple years ago was a NY tabloid scandal on a par with A-Rod and the stripper.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 12, 2007, 09:49:30 AM
Saw Los Lonely Boys at the Fillmore last night.  As a fan of power trios and featured guitar work, I enjoyed the show a lot.  Henry can certainly wail, and I think he's improved some over the last couple years.  The boys may never have another hit (none of their new material stood out, certainly), but they are all excellent musicians, and have an effortless cohesiveness.  They enjoy their time on the stage which translates to a good time for all.

At one point they brought on Papa Garza for a couple of tunes.  Not that he added a whole lot artistically, but the "familia" feel of the show was reinforced.

Anyway, Friday night I'll be at the Velvet Revolver/Alice in Chains show.  We'll see if Slash can match Henry Garza, but I somehow doubt it.  It won't be a completely fair comparison.  I love the Fillmore, and watching from the grass in Concord won't have the same intimacy.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 17, 2007, 10:19:17 AM
Happy Got Springsteen for Friday 10/26. Wanted lower but took what I got at 206 row 2. Waaaay back but almost center.

Bridge that weekend too. Better take Monday off work!
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 17, 2007, 10:51:36 AM
Velvet Revolver/Alice in Chains, Sleep Train, 9/14

Not much to say about this one.  Meh.  The sound on the lawn was godawful.  Slash elevated things occasionally, but generally couldn't seperate the vocals from the surrounding sound, so that didn't work well.  Missed most of Alice in Chains, 'cause we thought there was an opener, and there was not (I, personally, would have made sure we got there in time, but I wasn't driving).

Anyway, will never get lawn seats again.  Too far away, sound sucks.

Next up:  Queensryche, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath.  Again at the sleep train, but with seats in the 100s...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 17, 2007, 10:52:35 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Happy Got Springsteen for Friday 10/26. Wanted lower but took what I got at 206 row 2. Waaaay back but almost center.

Bridge that weekend too. Better take Monday off work!


Sounds like you did better than my sister, who will be sitting behind the stage, and could only get two seats (so I'm not going).
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 20, 2007, 10:53:37 AM
Gaz:
Get three to Asbury Park...

Springsteen Benefit Rehearsal Shows Set
Sept. 20, 2007, 9:24 AM EST

The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will give fans a preview of their upcoming tour when they perform two benefit rehearsal concerts in Asbury Park next week.

The shows will be held Monday and Tuesday nights at the Convention Hall. Tickets are $100. Beneficiaries of the concerts haven't been announced.

Springsteen's new album, "Magic," is due out Oct. 2, the same night his tour opens with a show in Hartford, Conn.

The 57-year-old rocker often rehearses at the Convention Hall before his albums are released and his tours begin.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Alicat on September 20, 2007, 10:55:43 AM
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Sounds like you did better than my sister, who will be sitting behind the stage, and could only get two seats (so I'm not going).

I have 4 tix and my 4th person is known for flaking out so if you're up for a last minute thing, if she flakes, I'd be happy if you joined us. This is Broooce, not Bridge.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on September 20, 2007, 12:43:42 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Gaz:
Get three to Asbury Park...


Oh, how I wish that I could, but I work both Monday and Tuesday nights.  But I'm excited to hear the rest of his new album.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 21, 2007, 09:51:11 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
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Sounds like you did better than my sister, who will be sitting behind the stage, and could only get two seats (so I'm not going).

I have 4 tix and my 4th person is known for flaking out so if you're up for a last minute thing, if she flakes, I'd be happy if you joined us. This is Broooce, not Bridge.


That might work out.  Especially since I'm just ten minutes from the venue...
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2007, 08:19:21 AM
Barry Manilow and Brian Boitano: together at last! (Er, wait, let me rephrase...):

http://www.examiner.com/a-959529~Manilow__Boitano_to_play_AT_T_Park.html
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on September 28, 2007, 10:35:50 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Barry Manilow and Brian Boitano: together at last! (Er, wait, let me rephrase...):

http://www.examiner.com/a-959529~Manilow__Boitano_to_play_AT_T_Park.html


Well, the Giants were down one Barry in the outfield, so now they got one. :D
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on October 02, 2007, 09:28:38 AM
The Raspberries are coming to NYC next weekend.  I have a lot of love for them, but I don't know if I have $50 worth of love for them.  From their Myspace page (!), sounds like Eric C's still got the pipes, though:

http://www.myspace.com/officialraspberries
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 02, 2007, 09:31:25 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
The Raspberries are coming to NYC next weekend.  I have a lot of love for them, but I don't know if I have $50 worth of love for them.  From their Myspace page (!), sounds like Eric C's still got the pipes, though:

http://www.myspace.com/officialraspberries


$50 to see them... where, exactly?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: urth on October 02, 2007, 09:38:35 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
The Raspberries are coming to NYC next weekend.  I have a lot of love for them, but I don't know if I have $50 worth of love for them.  From their Myspace page (!), sounds like Eric C's still got the pipes, though:

http://www.myspace.com/officialraspberries


$50 to see them... where, exactly?


Not that it would prevent me from going, but how many other original Raspberries are part of the band?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Gazoo on October 02, 2007, 09:45:47 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
The Raspberries are coming to NYC next weekend.  I have a lot of love for them, but I don't know if I have $50 worth of love for them.  From their Myspace page (!), sounds like Eric C's still got the pipes, though:

http://www.myspace.com/officialraspberries


$50 to see them... where, exactly?


It's a new-ish place called the Highline Ballroom.  Very close to my old place in the Village (16th btwn 9th & 10th).  I've never been there.

Quote from: "Urth"
Not that it would prevent me from going, but how many other original Raspberries are part of the band?


ERIC CARMEN:
Lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards

WALLY BRYSON:
Lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals

DAVE SMALLEY:
Bass, guitar, vocals

JIM BONFANTI:
Drums, vocals
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 02, 2007, 02:01:53 PM
Queensryche, Alice Cooper, Heaven & Hell, Sleep Train, Sept. 30th.

Not a big Queensryche guy, so can only say that they sounded good at what they do.  Loud and tight, they rocked the place.

Alice was awesome.  Great band, great showmanship.  Most of the playlist was early to mid seventies gold.  Alice wasn't in great voice, but he owned the stage anyway.  Final encore was 'Elected', and he's my candidate.  Absolutely worth the price of admission.

Heaven & Hell were fine, as long as I remembered to ignore Dio altogether.  Yikes, he was bad.  By a wig, man.  But the bass player was tremendous, the drumming was excellent, and Tommy Iommi is a guitar god.
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 02, 2007, 03:37:17 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
Heaven & Hell were fine, as long as I remembered to ignore Dio altogether.  Yikes, he was bad.  Buy a wig, man.


Plus, he's --what? -- 5'2"?
Title: The Concert Thread
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2007, 08:05:05 PM
Just announced:

"The Ronnie Spector Christmas Party featuring the Ronettes"  Sat Dec 8th at the Herbst Theater.
Title: really?
Post by: ggould on October 12, 2007, 08:23:51 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Just announced:

"The Ronnie Spector Christmas Party featuring the Ronettes"  Sat Dec 8th at the Herbst Theater.

Could this really be?  Is there any more info?  I would love to see a live show of the Phil Spector Christma Album.
Title: Re: really?
Post by: RGMike on October 13, 2007, 10:38:50 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Just announced:

"The Ronnie Spector Christmas Party featuring the Ronettes"  Sat Dec 8th at the Herbst Theater.

Could this really be?  Is there any more info?  I would love to see a live show of the Phil Spector Christmas Album.


Funny you should say that -- in the late '80s NYC's Bottom Line nightclub did exactly that. Ronnie, Darlene, a tight band, and Paul Shaffer (as Phil) recreated the whole LP twice a night for a week.  It was fabulous.

This new thing is just Ronnie and "the Ronettes" -- no idea if they're the orig girls or if she's just hired ringers.  Tix are $45 to $75. I saw Petula Clark there earlier this year.
Title: BRIDGE BENEFIT
Post by: Alicat on October 15, 2007, 09:53:44 PM
If any of you want to go to the Bridge Bene at the end of this month, Ticketmaster just released tickets in sect 101. Rows U-W are selling now as I type this.
Title: David Freiberg Alert!
Post by: ggould on October 25, 2007, 05:52:54 PM
  • November 24 (one show only: 7:00 pm): David Freiberg $40         
                   David Freiberg
                   Dave Freiberg the co-founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship will    perform a rare 'solo' concert with family, friends and special guests. David has recorded with 'everyone,' such as Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Tower of Power and has composed songs with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, Quick Silver Messenger Service, and Jefferson Starship, including their chart topping "Jane." He is the musical embodiment of "Summer of Love" spirit and this unique performance will feature music from Quicksilver, Airplane/Starship and Grateful Dead and other assorted compositions from that halcyon era.  He will be accompanied by legendary Bay Area and Quicksilver singer Linda Imperial, Jefferson Starship keyboardist Chris Smith and others.
                


  • this is all at
    http://www.ledsonhotel.com/jazz.html
    Title: Re: David Freiberg Alert!
    Post by: Gazoo on October 25, 2007, 09:50:42 PM
    Quote from: "ggould"
  • November 24 (one show only: 7:00 pm): David Freiberg $40         
                   David Freiberg
                   Dave Freiberg the co-founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship will    perform a rare 'solo' concert with family, friends and special guests. David has recorded with 'everyone,' such as Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Tower of Power and has composed songs with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, Quick Silver Messenger Service, and Jefferson Starship, including their chart topping "Jane." He is the musical embodiment of "Summer of Love" spirit and this unique performance will feature music from Quicksilver, Airplane/Starship and Grateful Dead and other assorted compositions from that halcyon era.  He will be accompanied by legendary Bay Area and Quicksilver singer Linda Imperial, Jefferson Starship keyboardist Chris Smith and others.
                


  • this is all at
    http://www.ledsonhotel.com/jazz.html


    I've been mightily impressed by Freiberg's vocal talents both times I've seen him live; that he only wags a tambourine and looks like an old German grandmother needn't take away.  Didn't know he had a Tower of Power connection.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on October 26, 2007, 09:30:06 AM
    Great Bruce show last night.  Got myself on air about 8:00 talking about it, and Ali heard it and called me.

    Went with Davefish & we met Yessongs (Rich) there with a friend of his, hung out until they went down to the floor & we took our seats.  No opening act, but a 7:30 show started almost 45 minutes late, so it's just as if they had one.

    Solid 2-hr show.  Bruce played a lot of harmonica, which was fine by me.  10 people on stage, including a lady who played strings half the time, and guitar the other half, which meant up to 5 guitars at the same time (Li'l Steven, Nils, Patty, Bruce & the violin lady).  I thought Clarence was under-used, he played way more tambourine than sax.  

    Towards the end they turned on the house lights, then played Born To Run & and (ironically) Dancing In The Dark, keeping the lights on so that all us old farts could look around at each other.  Kinda funny.  Dimmed the lights again for the last couple songs.

    Almost the whole new album got played & I think 5 tracks off of BTR, but not much else from his 'classic' 70's period.

    Have fun tonight Rod & Ali!
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2007, 09:32:35 AM
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Great Bruce show last night.  Got myself on air about 8:00 talking about it, and Ali heard it and called me.

    No opening act, but a 7:30 show started almost 45 minutes late, so it's just as if they had one.

    Solid 2-hr show.  Bruce played a lot of harmonica, which was fine by me.  10 people on stage, including a lady who played strings half the time, and guitar the other half, which meant up to 5 guitars at the same time (Li'l Steven, Nils, Patty, Bruce & the violin lady).  I thought Clarence was under-used, he played way more tambourine than sax.  

    Towards the end they turned on the house lights, then played Born To Run & and (ironically) Dancing In The Dark, keeping the lights on so that all us old farts could look around at each other.  Kinda funny.  Dimmed the lights again for the last couple songs.

    Almost the whole new album got played & I think 5 tracks off of BTR, but not much else from his 'classic' 70's period.

    Have fun tonight Rod & Ali!


    2 hours is pretty short for a Bruce show :wink:

    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on October 26, 2007, 09:48:58 AM
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!


    Her number come up in a run of several songs from the new album & people were going to the bathroom pretty continuously (I was on an aisle seat, so it was pretty obvious) before during & after her song (which I rather liked).  Another factor is that now that everyone is older, there was practically zero toking going on, but lots of beer drinking (even at $7.75! for a bottle of Bud).  The whole Arena smelled like beer, which meant lots of bathroom runs.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2007, 09:53:11 AM
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!


    Her number come up in a run of several songs from the new album & people were going to the bathroom pretty continuously (I was on an aisle seat, so it was pretty obvious) before during & after her song (which I rather liked).  Another factor is that now that everyone is older, there was practically zero toking going on, but lots of beer drinking (even at $7.75! for a bottle of Bud).  The whole Arena smelled like beer, which meant lots of bathroom runs.


    sounds like Springsteen fans have a "going problem"! Time for FloMax!

    Jon Stewart talked last week about seeing Bruce in NY -- "people... a cel phone is NOT a cigarette lighter!"
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on October 26, 2007, 10:43:18 AM
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Jon Stewart talked last week about seeing Bruce in NY -- "people... a cel phone is NOT a cigarette lighter!"


    guilty as charged!  :oops:  :oops:

    Quote from: "RGMike"
    sounds like Springsteen fans have a "going problem"! Time for FloMax!


    each urinal at the Arena has a mini billboard in front of it.  Twice, when I made the front of the line, the one I got had an ad for one of FloMax's competitors (Avo-something).  Not funny.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 26, 2007, 10:45:10 AM
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!


    Her number come up in a run of several songs from the new album & people were going to the bathroom pretty continuously (I was on an aisle seat, so it was pretty obvious) before during & after her song (which I rather liked).  Another factor is that now that everyone is older, there was practically zero toking going on, but lots of beer drinking (even at $7.75! for a bottle of Bud).  The whole Arena smelled like beer, which meant lots of bathroom runs.


    sounds like Springsteen fans have a "going problem"! Time for FloMax!

    Jon Stewart talked last week about seeing Bruce in NY -- "people... a cel phone is NOT a cigarette lighter!"


    I saw the episode, pretty funny.  But so few people carry lighters anymore.

    Anyway, sounds like it's gonna be good.  Even if my seats will mostly feature the Born In the Usa view of Bruce...  Section 228, row 5.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on October 26, 2007, 12:40:52 PM
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Great Bruce show last night.  Got myself on air about 8:00 talking about it, and Ali heard it and called me.

    No opening act, but a 7:30 show started almost 45 minutes late, so it's just as if they had one.

    Solid 2-hr show.  


    2 hours is pretty short for a Bruce show :wink:



    Problem is, Bruce set everyone's expectations pretty high with his marathon 4-plus-hour shows of the 70s and 80s. I remember seeing him in '99 when he'd gotten back with the E Street Band, and was a little bummed he hadn't broken 3 hours. But he's getting older like all of us.

    I was pretty sure it was you I heard as well, Mark, about five after 8. I've had that same revelation, seeing certain bands (like Jeff Beck a couple years ago) and thinking most of these guys in the audience are too old to be rocking out to this guy. Thing is, they're the same guys who were going to see him 20, 30 years ago, but they're showing their age a little more than Jeff seems to be. (Clairol, anyone?)
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on October 27, 2007, 11:40:30 AM
    Jealous of all the Bruce talk, since I didn't get to see him on this coast.  Someday ...

    Meantime, in spite of the (Joel Selvin?) review I read a few months ago, I just plunked down too much cash to see Sly & the Family Stone Dec. 7 at B.B. King's in Times Square.  It's unlikely to be a great or even a good show, but I'm very curious to find out and to see Sly in the flesh.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 29, 2007, 08:55:03 AM
    So Ali, we want a BSB review!  It's gotten raves from Fogheads and Joel Selvin.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on October 29, 2007, 09:15:29 AM
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    So Ali, we want a BSB review!  It's gotten raves from Fogheads and Joel Selvin.

    SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm at work and feeling fine after a three-day roll.
    Sunday's BSB was the BEST. Don't know where to start. Neil played new material and dug deep for others. I feel lijke a got a full Neil concert and as well as full Jerry Lee Lewis and Metallica shows. Saturday's classic was Sugar Mountain. Sunday was Cinnamon Girl. He opened the shows and then Saturday played a set before Jerry Lee and on Sunday played a set after Jerry Lee and before Metallica. Saturday Neil did not join in with anyone, Sunday he rocked just about the entire set weith Jerry Lee who played every hit he has. Had all of Shoreline screaming Great Balls of Fire. Beyond fabulous.
    Metallica played a few different songs on Sunday and were GREAT. Covered Rare Earth and Nazareth and Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms both days. Turn the Page Saturday only. More Met hits on Sunday. For an accoustic show, they ROCKED. Saturday played till 12:30 and Sunday about 10:30 I think. Saturday John Mayer had lots of girls screaming their love for him and Sunday the love was for Metallica. They closed the show both days. Neil did not come back out to play, only to say thank you and good night.

    Very interesting people all out and about in the audience. Some people dressed for Halloween which was cool.

    I don't "get" Tom Waits. Sat in my seat and watched this set on Saturday. Sunday I watched a little from the big screen in the bar. Very weird. Lots of people were cheering however. I guess I need to know more about him.

    The opener, Regina Spektor was energetic and entertaining. Nice voice. Seemed nervous Saturday and then comfortable Sunday. Seen Tegan and Sara 3 times now. It's enough.

    At some point I was saying next year I should just go to one show. After experiencing Sunday which outshone Saturday for me, I must go to both days or I'd think I missed something.

    I'm a happy cat. Now waiting for Van Halen to wrap up the 2007 concert series.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on October 29, 2007, 09:33:33 AM
    Quote from: "Alicat"
    Seen Tegan and Sara 3 times now. It's enough.


    Great review all around, but especially this line.  LOL!
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on October 29, 2007, 09:21:00 PM
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!


    Her number come up in a run of several songs from the new album & people were going to the bathroom pretty continuously (I was on an aisle seat, so it was pretty obvious) before during & after her song (which I rather liked).  Another factor is that now that everyone is older, there was practically zero toking going on, but lots of beer drinking (even at $7.75! for a bottle of Bud).  The whole Arena smelled like beer, which meant lots of bathroom runs.

    I went with three others and I was the only one not voicing any disappointment. I thought Bruce gave it his all. I wished for different classic songs but it was still Bruce. The band was tight. The drums and guitars wowed me.
    Didn't notice anyone near me making bathroom runs but there was lots of puffery.  Maybe all were too stoned to walk! To my right and also in front were couples definitely in their 60's, maybe 70's. Old guy even flicked his Bic! Loved it! I so hope to be rocking for another 30 years.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 30, 2007, 08:17:49 AM
    Quote from: "Alicat"
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!


    Her number come up in a run of several songs from the new album & people were going to the bathroom pretty continuously (I was on an aisle seat, so it was pretty obvious) before during & after her song (which I rather liked).  Another factor is that now that everyone is older, there was practically zero toking going on, but lots of beer drinking (even at $7.75! for a bottle of Bud).  The whole Arena smelled like beer, which meant lots of bathroom runs.

    I went with three others and I was the only one not voicing any disappointment. I thought Bruce gave it his all. I wished for different classic songs but it was still Bruce. The band was tight. The drums and guitars wowed me.
    Didn't notice anyone near me making bathroom runs but there was lots of puffery.  Maybe all were too stoned to walk! To my right and also in front were couples definitely in their 60's, maybe 70's. Old guy even flicked his Bic! Loved it! I so hope to be rocking for another 30 years.


    No complaints in our group.  Was fine.  And if Bruce doesn't do 4 hour shows anymore, I can't do them either.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 01, 2007, 10:04:21 AM
    Quote from: "Alicat"
    Quote from: "mshray"
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Heard a guy in thev 6:00 hour call in to say that when Patti sang her one solo number "everybody got up and went to the bathroom" LOL!


    Her number come up in a run of several songs from the new album & people were going to the bathroom pretty continuously (I was on an aisle seat, so it was pretty obvious) before during & after her song (which I rather liked).  Another factor is that now that everyone is older, there was practically zero toking going on, but lots of beer drinking (even at $7.75! for a bottle of Bud).  The whole Arena smelled like beer, which meant lots of bathroom runs.

    I went with three others and I was the only one not voicing any disappointment. I thought Bruce gave it his all. I wished for different classic songs but it was still Bruce. The band was tight. The drums and guitars wowed me.
    Didn't notice anyone near me making bathroom runs but there was lots of puffery.  Maybe all were too stoned to walk! To my right and also in front were couples definitely in their 60's, maybe 70's. Old guy even flicked his Bic! Loved it! I so hope to be rocking for another 30 years.


    Hey Ali!  Just noticed your messages on my phone last night...  Wasn't ignoring you, really, just not very good with my cell phone.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on November 01, 2007, 10:16:58 PM
    Almost a week later! LOL!
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 02, 2007, 09:25:41 AM
    Quote from: "Alicat"
    Almost a week later! LOL!


    Yeah, pretty lame.  :oops:
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2007, 08:14:15 AM
    Per a Chronicle review by Lee Hildebrand (not a Chron staffer like, say, Selvin), Miss Ross is still The Boss:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article/comments/view?f=/c/a/2007/11/05/DDSGT6NTR.DTL&o=1

    But I had to laugh at this line:  "Go, girl!" women cried out between songs...  Uh, Mr Hilderbrand? Those weren't women.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2007, 11:41:30 AM
    Hey, Lloyd Cole is at the GAMH tonite...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/11/PKALT42ED.DTL
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on November 19, 2007, 10:46:27 AM
    Wow, the KFOG Concert for Kids is sold out -- can't remember the last time that happened in less than a week
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on November 21, 2007, 08:42:05 AM
    If any of you are big enough fans to plan vacation time around this: I just heard from friends that Sparks are doing a run of 21 shows in London in May-June 2008, in which one by one, they'll perform each of their albums in its entirety.
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2007, 08:51:00 AM
    Quote from: "Gazoo"
    If any of you are big enough fans to plan vacation time around this: I just heard from friends that Sparks are doing a run of 21 shows in London in May-June 2008, in which one by one, they'll perform each of their albums in its entirety.


    that town ain't big enuf for the both of them!
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2007, 12:04:44 PM
    Led Zep to tour? Ian Astbury of the Cult says it's so:

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1574740/20071120/led_zeppelin.jhtml
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2007, 10:53:34 PM
    Mrs Garrett herself, Charlotte Rae, is playing the Plush Room next month. Betcha Dave gets her on the Morning Show.

    "I don't do windows and I don't do boys!"
    Title: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on November 22, 2007, 01:15:57 AM
    Quote from: "RGMike"
    Mrs Garrett herself, Charlotte Rae, is playing the Plush Room next month. Betcha Dave gets her on the Morning Show.

    "I don't do windows and I don't do boys!"


    damn!damn!damn!

    someone please go and take pictures! and tell her i love her!!!!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 30, 2007, 09:39:53 AM
    Saw Ozomatli last night at the Fillmore.  Little tired this morning, so i can't conjure much energy to describe it here.  Suffice it to say they were a highly energetic nine piece bad and I had a great time.  It's world music, and reminded me at times of Oingo Boingo, with a little rap mixed in.  Not a big fan of rap, but it wasn't pervasive, and did not detract from the performance at all.  Also, didn't mind that the songs were mostly in spanish.  It was all about the energy and musicianship.

    They're playin' the rest of the weekend, if you have a spare evening.  I think they have different opening bands each night, but if they have the same opener as last night (pervasive, bad rap), arrive fashionably late.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on December 10, 2007, 12:19:40 PM
    Joel Selvin raves about Ronnie Spector's show Sat nite:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/10/DD53TR6UC.DTL

    TANC, she even did "Say Goodbye to H'wood"!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on December 11, 2007, 10:45:46 PM
    Found a new UK station today. Review of Zep gig:
    http://www.planetrock.co.uk/article.asp?id=529438
     
    Quote
    "...They just totally blew everyone away. I don't think anyone could have expected them to be that good. Tighter than a camel's a*se in a sandstorm" 

    those wacky Brits.


    DJ Alice Cooper (Mon-Fri 6am-9am) playing Gary Moore, Cold Day in Hell
    Title: Re: A Romantic Evening with... Robin Trower?
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 12, 2007, 05:48:22 PM
    Found out today that Trower, who I've been anxiously awaiting, is coming to the Fillmore again, this year on Valentine Day.

    Can you say "dudefest?"

    "Hey babe, wanna go see an aging blues guitarist? It'll be hella romantic."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 12, 2007, 05:50:59 PM
    Found a new UK station today. Review of Zep gig:
    http://www.planetrock.co.uk/article.asp?id=529438
     
    Quote
    "...They just totally blew everyone away. I don't think anyone could have expected them to be that good. Tighter than a camel's a*se in a sandstorm" 

    those wacky Brits.


    DJ Alice Cooper (Mon-Fri 6am-9am) playing Gary Moore, Cold Day in Hell


    Thanks for posting.  I like the setlist, though I would hope for "Achilles Last Stand" as well...
    Title: Re: "Stairwell To Heaven"
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 12, 2007, 06:24:57 PM
    ah, the onion:
    http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/the_month_of_zepcember
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on December 13, 2007, 02:40:21 AM
    ah, the onion:
    http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/the_month_of_zepcember

    i love those pictures and their different names.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2007, 12:33:07 PM
    Peter Hartlaub has nice things to say about the Van Halen concert. Ali, were ya there?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on December 18, 2007, 01:42:51 PM
    Peter Hartlaub has nice things to say about the Van Halen concert. Ali, were ya there?
    Indeed I was. Thursday Sharks, Sunday concert. I watched with Sharks game in the bar before the show.
    Eddie and Alex were amazing. Son Wolfie good too. Mr. Roth was in fine voice and mood. They really looked like they had fun and the guitar work was killer. I had fab seats in Sec 116 right at the bass side corner of the stage.
    Eddie was sporting a wedding ring. Did he remarry or is it a remnant of Valerie? I think she was there because I chatted with a few people wearing sticker passes on their chests and they were her guests.  It was LOUD. More so than other shows I've been to lately. Could have been the enormous speakers close by, my ears were ringing when I left.

    eta:
    Just read Hartlaub. OK, Val was there. Yes, Eddie performed bare chested with nice white pants and looked REALLY fit. David Lee was also very fit. Abs of steel on both. The crowd was 95% between 30-50ish. There were more long haired 80's type rocker guys than ponytials at a Dead show.

    Merc review, http://www.mercurynews.com/shayquillen/ci_7749376?nclick_check=1
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2007, 02:12:58 PM
    It was LOUD. More so than other shows I've been to lately. Could have been the enormous speakers close by, my ears were ringing when I left.


    OUCH. I sat by the speakers for Grand Funk at Madison Square Garden when I was 15 (radio station contest tix). Ears rang for days.
    Title: Leonard Cohen to tour!
    Post by: urth on January 23, 2008, 05:30:44 PM
    Wow, who'd a thunk?

    http://www.avclub.com/content/newswire/leonard_cohen_to_tour_again
    Title: Re: Leonard Cohen to tour!
    Post by: RGMike on January 23, 2008, 09:47:55 PM
    Wow, who'd a thunk?

    http://www.avclub.com/content/newswire/leonard_cohen_to_tour_again

    Speaking of old guys touring, are you aware that the Moody Blues will be at the Orpheum in March?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on January 28, 2008, 09:40:31 AM
    Here comes Zep?
    http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=295048&GT1=7702
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on February 05, 2008, 08:43:30 AM
    Friend of mine went to Vegas to see Sammy Hagar on Saturday. Said it was one of the best shows ever. He played with his band for 60-90 min then brought out Michael Anthiny, Satriani, singer from Beastie Boys and Chad Smith (i think) from the RHCP
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on February 05, 2008, 08:44:51 AM
    Friend of mine went to Vegas to see Sammy Hagar on Saturday. Said it was one of the best shows ever. He played with his band for 60-90 min then brought out Michael Anthiny, Satriani, singer from Beastie Boys and Chad Smith (i think) from the RHCP

    Somehow I think "Hagar" and "Best show ever" are mutually exclusive terms ;)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on February 05, 2008, 02:32:34 PM
    Friend of mine went to Vegas to see Sammy Hagar on Saturday. Said it was one of the best shows ever. He played with his band for 60-90 min then brought out Michael Anthiny, Satriani, singer from Beastie Boys and Chad Smith (i think) from the RHCP

    Somehow I think "Hagar" and "Best show ever" are mutually exclusive terms ;)
    She's a Sammy fan.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on February 05, 2008, 03:15:04 PM
    Hey is anyone (Rod?) for sure planning to attend the Joe Jackson concert?  I want to go very badly, but optimal would be if someone else could get me a ticket & then I can pretend to my wife that it wasn't my idea.  I'll reimburse you gladly, just don't tell her!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 05, 2008, 04:11:03 PM
    Quote
    Hey is anyone (Rod?) for sure planning to attend the Joe Jackson concert?  I want to go very badly, but optimal would be if someone else could get me a ticket & then I can pretend to my wife that it wasn't my idea.  I'll reimburse you gladly, just don't tell her!


    Sounds like a plan. 

    Hmmm, tickets no longer available?  Crap.

     :'(
    Title: Police/Elvis Costello here 7/08
    Post by: Wayback on February 15, 2008, 11:52:01 AM
    Police with Elvis Costello opening! 7/14 Shoreline, 7/16 Concord. On sale this Sunday 2/24.
     
    Police, Elvis Costello ready to rock Concord
    02/14/2008 12:53:26 PM PST
    The Police, who reunited for last year's top-grossing concert tour, have announced plans for a new concert tour that includes stops in Concord and Mountain View. One key change: The opening act on this tour will be Elvis Costello.
    Original Police men Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland will perform July 14 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and July 16 at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord.
    Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets. The prices will range from a very reasonable $46.50 for general admission lawn seating to a whopping $231.50 for top reserved seats. Contact 510-625-8497, 925-685-8497, www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.
    These shows come 13 months after the Police's last Bay Area visit, which fell on June 13 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. That East Bay date was a phenomenal commercial success -- all 46,500 tickets sold out in less than one hour. The Shoreline and Sleep Train are much smaller venues (each less than half the capacity of McAfee), thus tickets are expected to move fast.
    www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297 (http://www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297)
    Title: Re: Police/Elvis Costello here 7/08
    Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2008, 12:07:00 PM
    Police with Elvis Costello opening! 7/14 Shoreline, 7/16 Concord. On sale this Sunday 2/24.
     
    Police, Elvis Costello ready to rock Concord
    02/14/2008 12:53:26 PM PST
    The Police, who reunited for last year's top-grossing concert tour, have announced plans for a new concert tour that includes stops in Concord and Mountain View. One key change: The opening act on this tour will be Elvis Costello.
    Original Police men Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland will perform July 14 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and July 16 at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord.
    Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets. The prices will range from a very reasonable $46.50 for general admission lawn seating to a whopping $231.50 for top reserved seats. Contact 510-625-8497, 925-685-8497, www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.
    These shows come 13 months after the Police's last Bay Area visit, which fell on June 13 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. That East Bay date was a phenomenal commercial success -- all 46,500 tickets sold out in less than one hour. The Shoreline and Sleep Train are much smaller venues (each less than half the capacity of McAfee), thus tickets are expected to move fast.
    www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297 (http://www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297)

    Wow!  a bit too rich for my blood, tho'.
    Title: Re: Robin Trower @ the Fillmore
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 15, 2008, 12:13:01 PM
    Saw Trower last night.  One of the great things about instrumentalists is that their skills don't suffer as much the ravages of time as voacalists do.  So, where you might complain that, say,  Robert Plant has lost his pipes over the years, I am happy to report that Robin doesn't seem to be suffering from arthiritis much.  His skills -- and talent -- are pretty much intact.

    Of course, a Trower concert aint for everybody, but if your into guitar gods, it was a very satisfying evening.  Even so, I found my mind wandering on some of the more extended solos (the 10 minute solo in the middle of "Bridge of Sighs", ferinstance), and the number of down-tempo tunes becomes a bit hypnotic and monotonous.  I was also struck by the realization that every song from Bridge of Sighs is better than almost every other song from his other albums.  The forays into the other albums usually consisted of title tracks -- "Victims of the Fury" is a very nice uptempo rocker with a couple of incendiary solos, and "For Earth Below" is another extended dirge with impressive mood -- which, as usual, are the best tracks on the albums.  In any event, even the tunes that weren't shining examples of songcraft were redeemed for the few moments Trower stepped forward.  In fact, that's how I think these songs were written -- Trower has an idea for some guitarwork with this rhythm and key and mood, so let's write a song around it.  So the songs themselves don't end up being that interesting, but the guitar solos are awesome.

    Anyway, highlights were "Fool In Me", "Day of The Eagle", "Victims of the Fury", "Little Bit of Sympathy" (last song of the set), and "Too Rolling Stoned" (first song of the 3 song encore).  Also, from his first album Twice Removed From Yesterday, a song called "Hannah" that featured one of the more amazing guitar solos I've ever seen or heard.  Intricate left hand technique and extensive use of wah wah -- Jimi would have been proud.

    Also notable -- Robin never changes guitars, using the same old beat up Strat  throughout the show.

    And finally, I'm heading up to Konocti tomorrow morning with another set of friends who have a cabin on the lake, so I'll see it all over again tomorrow night.  Woohoo!
    Title: Re: Police/Elvis Costello here 7/08
    Post by: urth on February 15, 2008, 01:05:06 PM
    Police with Elvis Costello opening! 7/14 Shoreline, 7/16 Concord. On sale this Sunday 2/24.
     
    Police, Elvis Costello ready to rock Concord
    02/14/2008 12:53:26 PM PST
    The Police, who reunited for last year's top-grossing concert tour, have announced plans for a new concert tour that includes stops in Concord and Mountain View. One key change: The opening act on this tour will be Elvis Costello.
    Original Police men Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland will perform July 14 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and July 16 at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord.
    Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets. The prices will range from a very reasonable $46.50 for general admission lawn seating to a whopping $231.50 for top reserved seats. Contact 510-625-8497, 925-685-8497, www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.
    These shows come 13 months after the Police's last Bay Area visit, which fell on June 13 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. That East Bay date was a phenomenal commercial success -- all 46,500 tickets sold out in less than one hour. The Shoreline and Sleep Train are much smaller venues (each less than half the capacity of McAfee), thus tickets are expected to move fast.
    www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297 (http://www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297)

    Wow!  a bit too rich for my blood, tho'.

    Yeah, have to agree. I love Costello, but can't quite pull the trigger on what will probably be close to 3 bills with "convenience fees" for a decent seat, and the Police just aren't that big a draw for me these days.
    Title: Re: Police/Elvis Costello here 7/08
    Post by: Wayback on February 15, 2008, 01:13:01 PM
    Police with Elvis Costello opening! 7/14 Shoreline, 7/16 Concord. On sale this Sunday 2/24.
     
    Police, Elvis Costello ready to rock Concord
    02/14/2008 12:53:26 PM PST
    The Police, who reunited for last year's top-grossing concert tour, have announced plans for a new concert tour that includes stops in Concord and Mountain View. One key change: The opening act on this tour will be Elvis Costello.
    Original Police men Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland will perform July 14 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and July 16 at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord.
    Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets. The prices will range from a very reasonable $46.50 for general admission lawn seating to a whopping $231.50 for top reserved seats. Contact 510-625-8497, 925-685-8497, www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.
    These shows come 13 months after the Police's last Bay Area visit, which fell on June 13 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. That East Bay date was a phenomenal commercial success -- all 46,500 tickets sold out in less than one hour. The Shoreline and Sleep Train are much smaller venues (each less than half the capacity of McAfee), thus tickets are expected to move fast.
    www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297 (http://www.contracostatimes.com/entertainmentnewsletter/ci_8262297)

    Wow!  a bit too rich for my blood, tho'.

    Yeah, have to agree. I love Costello, but can't quite pull the trigger on what will probably be close to 3 bills with "convenience fees" for a decent seat, and the Police just aren't that big a draw for me these days.
    Lawn at Concord is just fine with me; they have jumboTV's & the sound's fine for an outdoor venue. I prefer it over Shoreline driving/parking hassles. I missed Police here last June and Elvis here last May.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2008, 08:40:58 AM
    OMG! it's Tales of the City -- the Musical!  The guy who wrote Avenue Q is teaming up with Jason Sellards and John Garden of Scissor Sisters to do an adaptation of the Armistead Maupin classic.


    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on March 20, 2008, 10:53:57 AM
    Saw an ad in the Chron this am--Mudcrutch (Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band) is playing the Fillmore for two nights in mid-April. (Yes, Tom is on board.) Now that's totally out of left field.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 20, 2008, 10:57:53 AM
    Saw an ad in the Chron this am--Mudcrutch (Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band) is playing the Fillmore for two nights in mid-April. (Yes, Tom is on board.) Now that's totally out of left field.

    and didja know Blue Oyster Cult are playin' at Slim's?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on March 20, 2008, 03:28:06 PM
    Saw an ad in the Chron this am--Mudcrutch (Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band) is playing the Fillmore for two nights in mid-April. (Yes, Tom is on board.) Now that's totally out of left field.

    Btw, if anyone comes across the pre-sale password for this, I'd be ever grateful.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 25, 2008, 08:52:18 AM
    Just received this press release:

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINEUP
    FOR INAUGURAL EVENT ...


    KFOG's been promoting this for a couple of weeks already.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on March 25, 2008, 08:53:13 AM
    Just received this press release:

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINEUP
    FOR INAUGURAL EVENT ...


    KFOG's been promoting this for a couple of weeks already.

    Zapped.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on April 01, 2008, 09:46:03 AM
    Friday night (4/4) at Bay Meadows: the battle of the AC/DC tribute bands!  High Voltage vs. AC/D-She!  Duuuuude!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on April 01, 2008, 09:57:49 AM
    Friday night (4/4) at Bay Meadows: the battle of the AC/DC tribute bands!  High Voltage vs. AC/D-She!  Duuuuude!
    Might have to check that out! Is it the "Fridays Alive" promo with dollar beers!?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on April 01, 2008, 10:01:16 AM
    Friday night (4/4) at Bay Meadows: the battle of the AC/DC tribute bands!  High Voltage vs. AC/D-She!  Duuuuude!
    Might have to check that out! Is it the "Fridays Alive" promo with dollar beers!?

    I believe so. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on April 05, 2008, 07:17:56 AM
    Saw an ad in the Chron this am--Mudcrutch (Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band) is playing the Fillmore for two nights in mid-April. (Yes, Tom is on board.) Now that's totally out of left field.
    Btw, if anyone comes across the pre-sale password for this, I'd be ever grateful.
    Two more Mudcrutch shows (5/1-2) just added to the Troubador, for a total of six, if you're willing to fly to LA to see 'em:
    www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1206791/?search_redirect=mudcrutch&tm_link=tm_header_search&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TPEML (http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1206791/?search_redirect=mudcrutch&tm_link=tm_header_search&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TPEML)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on April 07, 2008, 07:43:16 AM
    Attended Springsteen concert Sat night in San Jose. See summary, photos, setlists at
    www.backstreets.com/setlists.html (http://www.backstreets.com/setlists.html)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on April 09, 2008, 09:50:36 AM
    Steely Dan in concert Sat July 26 at the Greek, UC Berkeley.  Tix on sale this Sunday.  The Dan, man.  See
    www.apeconcerts.com/venue_greekTheatre.cfm (http://www.apeconcerts.com/venue_greekTheatre.cfm)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 10, 2008, 10:33:59 AM
    Steely Dan in concert Sat July 26 at the Greek, UC Berkeley.  Tix on sale this Sunday.  The Dan, man.  See
    www.apeconcerts.com/venue_greekTheatre.cfm (http://www.apeconcerts.com/venue_greekTheatre.cfm)

    I'll be online Sunday morning, hoping to score...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on April 15, 2008, 06:20:54 AM
    Attended Springsteen concert Sat night in San Jose. See summary, photos, setlists at
    www.backstreets.com/setlists.html (http://www.backstreets.com/setlists.html)

    those were fun to read!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on April 15, 2008, 10:28:47 AM
    Attended Springsteen concert Sat night in San Jose. See summary, photos, setlists at
    www.backstreets.com/setlists.html (http://www.backstreets.com/setlists.html)

    Won't get to read the site till late this week, but very cool that you got to go!  Serious envy on my part.

    Hope you and everyone else here are holding up well in this season of rampant change!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on May 06, 2008, 02:48:27 PM
    Tiffany Randol, an NYC musician and friend, is playing a couple shows in the Bay Area this week.  Highly recommended:

        * Thurs May 8 @ 8pm
          Acoustic Show @ RED DEVIL LOUNGE
          1655 Polk St. #1 San Francisco, CA 94109
          $5 adv / $8 door w/ oona and mandi perkins
        * Sat May 10 @ 8pm
          Acoustic Show @ BLUE ROCK SHOOT
          14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA, 95070
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on May 06, 2008, 03:07:22 PM
    ATP stands for All Tomorrow's Parties, a British rock fest held in various 'holiday camps' (think Tommy in the UK. They're doing one in the US this year.

    I am sorely tempted by this. Gaz, you should consider the one in the Catskills simply based on proximity.:

    MORE ATP NY TICKETS GO ON-SALE
    We are pleased to announce that the following bands have been added to the ATP NY bill.
    DINOSAUR JR
    MERCURY REV
    YO LA TENGO
    HARMONIA
    LILYS
    GROWING
    We are also pleased to announce that the next batch of ATP New York tickets are now on sale. There are two types of tickets on-sale today: first tickets without accommodation, and second tickets with accommodation at the nearby Raleigh Hotel. The Raleigh Hotel is situated approximately 10 minutes bus ride away from Kutshers and we will be running shuttle buses between the two hotels. The Raleigh also has a nightclub where we will have djs playing into the night and other performances.
    Tickets are priced at $225 each + booking fee. Single day tickets are not available.
    PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE RALEIGH OR KUTSHERS IN REGARDS TO ATP. Any questions need to be directed to feedback@atpfestival.com as this is the only address that will be able to answer questions.
    The link to buy tickets is here:
    http://www.seetickets.com/atp2
    The accommodation comes in rooms for 3 or 4 persons.
    3 persons - $450 (Plus tax + bf)
    4 persons - $600 (Plus tax + bf)
    Accommodations are sold by the room in 3 day blocks only, (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), you cannot buy just a single night. You are permitted to have any number up to the maximum occupancy in the room. For example, if you wish to purchase a 4 person occupancy room, you are permitted to have 1 - 4 people sharing the room during the event, and the price is the same for the room, regardless of how many people stay. Each person will still need to purchase a festival pass.
    The Three Day Festival curated by both My Bloody Valentine and ATP, will be headlined by My Bloody Valentine in their first US appearance in 16-years and include performances by:
    MY BLOODY VALENTINE - 1st show in 16 years in US
    BUILT TO SPILL performing PERFECT FROM NOW ON
    MEAT PUPPETS performing MEAT PUPPETS II
    THURSTON MOORE performing PSYCHIC HEARTS
    TORTOISE performing MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE
    SHELLAC
    MOGWAI
    POLVO
    FUCK BUTTONS
    AUTOLUX
    THE DRONES
    LOW
    WOODEN SHJIPS
    EDAN with guest DAGHA
    THEE SILVER MOUNT ZION ORCHESTRA
    If you already have tickets and wish to buy accommodation only for the Raleigh Hotel, please send an email to atpnyrooms@gmail.com with your name, phone number, booking reference and type of room you wish to buy (3 berth or 4 berth) and you will receive instructions within 24 hours on how to purchase tickets. Please note that this option is only available to people who already have ATP NY tickets and no accommodation.
    MBV ANNOUNCE US TOUR
    September 22, 23: NYC, NY...at Roseland...
    Ticketing link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/000040A1E05C756E
    On sale date: May 9, 2008 @ 10am
    September 25: Toronto, ONT, Canada...at the RICOH
    Ticketing link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100040A5CE9E6227
    Onsale date: May 9, 2008 @ 12:00 PM
    September 27: Chicago, IL...at the Aragon Ballroom
    Ticketing link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0400409EBB142ADA
    Onsale date: May 10, 2008 @ 11:00 AM
    September 30: San Francisco, CA...at The Concourse
    Ticketing link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A598823E95
    Onsale date: May 11, 2008 @ 10:00 AM
    October 1: Los Angeles, CA...at the Santa Monica Civic
    Ticketing link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090040A68DEF3E99
    Onsale date: May 10, 2008
    October 2: Los Angeles, CA...at the Santa Monica Civic
    Ticketing link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090040A68E3C3EA5
    Onsale date: May 10, 2008
    For any press related inquiries regarding My Bloody Valentine or the MBV US tour, please contact mbvustour@gmail.com
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on May 09, 2008, 01:06:21 PM
    Tina Turner hits the road again ... at age 68!

    http://www.pr-inside.com/tina-turner-live-2008-north-american-r579596.htm

    She'll be at HP Pavilion in Oct.  No word on any dates in Spain -- sorry, princess.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on May 09, 2008, 02:25:09 PM
    Tina Turner hits the road again ... at age 68!

    http://www.pr-inside.com/tina-turner-live-2008-north-american-r579596.htm

    She'll be at HP Pavilion in Oct.  No word on any dates in Spain -- sorry, princess.

    She's the same age as my Mom...and George Harrison (if he were still here).
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on May 09, 2008, 08:35:26 PM
    Tina Turner hits the road again ... at age 68!

    http://www.pr-inside.com/tina-turner-live-2008-north-american-r579596.htm

    She'll be at HP Pavilion in Oct.  No word on any dates in Spain -- sorry, princess.

    She's the same age as my Mom...and George Harrison (if he were still here).

    So... how does your mom look in fishnet stockings? ;)

    BTW, I meant to ask you if your folks felt the midwestern earthquake a couple weeks ago.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on May 10, 2008, 10:16:29 AM
    Tina Turner hits the road again ... at age 68!

    http://www.pr-inside.com/tina-turner-live-2008-north-american-r579596.htm

    She'll be at HP Pavilion in Oct.  No word on any dates in Spain -- sorry, princess.

    i'll cross my fingers and my toes! and try to win the lottery so i can afford tickets!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on May 30, 2008, 10:11:49 PM
    Live 105 BFD, next Saturday, http://www.live105.com/pages/1989575.php

    I was lucky caller 20 and got tickets plus "pit passes" which give access via a wristband to the area in front of the stage. Hopefully not a mosh pit but I'm sure it will evolve into that.

    Main stage,
    Cypress Hill | Pennywise | Flogging Molly | Alkaline Trio
    The Kooks | Everlast | Anti-Flag | MGMT | Atreyu
    Airborne Toxic Event | Flobots | The Whigs | Middle Class Rut
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on May 31, 2008, 09:18:42 AM
    Live 105 BFD, next Saturday, http://www.live105.com/pages/1989575.php

    I was lucky caller 20 and got tickets plus "pit passes" which give access via a wristband to the area in front of the stage. Hopefully not a mosh pit but I'm sure it will evolve into that.

    Main stage,
    Cypress Hill | Pennywise | Flogging Molly | Alkaline Trio
    The Kooks | Everlast | Anti-Flag | MGMT | Atreyu
    Airborne Toxic Event | Flobots | The Whigs | Middle Class Rut

    Congrats!  You should totally go into the pit, but with some sort of comical padding like a football uniform or a Michelin-man costume.  Would give everyone something to remember.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on May 31, 2008, 11:07:37 AM
    Live 105 BFD, next Saturday, http://www.live105.com/pages/1989575.php

    I was lucky caller 20 and got tickets plus "pit passes" which give access via a wristband to the area in front of the stage. Hopefully not a mosh pit but I'm sure it will evolve into that.

    Main stage,
    Cypress Hill | Pennywise | Flogging Molly | Alkaline Trio
    The Kooks | Everlast | Anti-Flag | MGMT | Atreyu
    Airborne Toxic Event | Flobots | The Whigs | Middle Class Rut

    Congrats!  You should totally go into the pit, but with some sort of comical padding like a football uniform or a Michelin-man costume.  Would give everyone something to remember.
    Yeah but then I wouldn't look cute for alll the rocker boys! ;) ;)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on June 08, 2008, 10:02:12 PM
    Cool music fest yesterday. Met some nice people and could not have asked for better weather. Having access to the front of the stage made it totally worthwhile. Got to see/hear MGMT, Anti-Flag, The Kooks, Everlast, Alkaline Trio, Flogging Molly and Pennywise. Flogging Molly were some wild Irishmen and the crowd got pretty unruly. Pennywise made the crowd crazier and I left in the middle of their set. I got pushed around a little but stayed as clear of the mayhem as I could. Everlast was awesome! Made the whole day worthwhile.  Two side by side main stages so one act finished and within 5 minutes, the next act started. Whole thing took place n the parking lot, not the amphitheater stage.

    I have never seen so much crowd surfing and people who ended up with feet in the air and probably dropped on their heads a few times. Shoes were flying thru the air and being thrown on stage. Even saw a bra flung up at the stage. Amusing. Event staff got a huge workout hauling surfers over the barricades once they got tossed up front and then got escorted out.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on June 08, 2008, 10:15:11 PM
    Cool music fest yesterday. Met some nice people and could not have asked for better weather. Having access to the front of the stage made it totally worthwhile. Got to see/hear MGMT, Anti-Flag, The Kooks, Everlast, Alkaline Trio, Flogging Molly and Pennywise. Flogging Molly were some wild Irishmen and the crowd got pretty unruly. Pennywise made the crowd crazier and I left in the middle of their set. I got pushed around a little but stayed as clear of the mayhem as I could. Everlast was awesome! Made the whole day worthwhile.  Two side by side main stages so one act finished and within 5 minutes, the next act started. Whole thing took place n the parking lot, not the amphitheater stage.

    I have never seen so much crowd surfing and people who ended up with feet in the air and probably dropped on their heads a few times. Shoes were flying thru the air and being thrown on stage. Even saw a bra flung up at the stage. Amusing. Event staff got a huge workout hauling surfers over the barricades once they got tossed up front and then got escorted out.

    You are one brave middle-aged mom, Ms. Alicat!  I wouldn't've lasted 10 minutes in that scene! More power to ya!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 19, 2008, 11:12:11 AM
    I don't suppose I'm going to run into any of you tonight at the Fillmore...  I've never seen Terrible Ted before, should be an interesting experience.  :P
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on June 19, 2008, 11:19:22 AM
    I don't suppose I'm going to run into any of you tonight at the Fillmore...  I've never seen Terrible Ted before, should be an interesting experience.  :P

    No kidding--I'll be curious if he has anything to say about some of the current events (election, gay marriage etc.) or if he just keeps it to his usual shooting and killing and guns patter.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2008, 12:00:02 PM
    I don't suppose I'm going to run into any of you tonight at the Fillmore...  I've never seen Terrible Ted before, should be an interesting experience.  :P

    No kidding--I'll be curious if he has anything to say about some of the current events (election, gay marriage etc.) or if he just keeps it to his usual shooting and killing and guns patter.

    I could be wrong, but despite the red meat-and-guns shtick, he may be more libertarian than right-wing wacko. OTOH, he has an image to maintain. So Rod --if he does any election commentary or gay-bashing, please inform us here.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on June 19, 2008, 01:53:07 PM
    I don't suppose I'm going to run into any of you tonight at the Fillmore...  I've never seen Terrible Ted before, should be an interesting experience.  :P

    I'm jealous, but I can't go.  Double Live Gonzo is one of my favorite albums.  Let me know if he plays Migration or Hibernation or Great White Buffalo.  I can ignore the politics.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 20, 2008, 10:04:37 AM
    I don't suppose I'm going to run into any of you tonight at the Fillmore...  I've never seen Terrible Ted before, should be an interesting experience.  :P

    No kidding--I'll be curious if he has anything to say about some of the current events (election, gay marriage etc.) or if he just keeps it to his usual shooting and killing and guns patter.

    I could be wrong, but despite the red meat-and-guns shtick, he may be more libertarian than right-wing wacko. OTOH, he has an image to maintain. So Rod --if he does any election commentary or gay-bashing, please inform us here.

    Nope, none of that.  Ted was kind of like The Monkeys last night, too busy singin' to put anybody down.  Though, he was chattering away throughout the show, and he's really pretty funny a lot of the time.  A little heavy on the patriotism and gun stuff, but not oppressively so.  One of his main conceits for the night was that, since he was from Detroit, this was the Motown sound, and his band were the Funk Brothers.  The biggest laugh (and perhaps the least pc moment) was when he stopped and said "Wait a minute... Am I the only black guy in the room?  Where are my brothers?  Any brothers in the house?  I'm not continuing until I find a brother in the audience."

    He kept playing anyway.

    He did a nice tribute to dead rockers and blues artists, with a special Bo Diddley tribute.  "Don't ever forget, this is where this all springs from, Bo Diddley, Jame Brown, Chuck Berry..."  Then he went into a quick cover of Sam and Dave's "Soul Man", after claiming he grew up a small black child in Detroit -- "C'mon San Francisco, the rest of the country thinks that's funny!  I love you guys to death, but America's out there -- you should come and meet us!"  All said in good humour, mind you.  He went into a bit of a diversity routine, using it to make fun of Country Western hicks.  It was pandering, sure, but enjoyable nonetheless.

    Musically, it was good, if not magical.  A bunch of high energy riff rockers, professionally executed by what Uncle Ted kept telling us were the tightest band in America.  They were tight enough, sure, but as a power trio, the level of difficulty isn't that high.  I mean, the E street band is just as tight, and there's 12 or 13 of them.  Ted's guitar playing was excellent, though he never approached the kind of wizardry Trower displayed last February.  But Robin couldn't match Ted's scthick and personality.

    His self promotion reached a peak when he launched into "Cat Scratch Fever" calling it the greatest riff ever.  And then, when the song was over, he says "That WAS the greatest riff ever wasn't it?  Or, maybe the second greatest -- this is the greatest!"  Then he launches into a pretty much note for note rendition of "Stranglehold" for the final song before the encore (very nice).

    The encore was, mshray, "Great White Buffalo".  He broke out his special white guitar for that one, complete with crossed arrows on the back and the words Great White Buffalo.  To cap the evening, he hangs the guitar on one of the amps (feedback), gets his compound bow, lights an arrow, and "sacrafices" the Great White Buffalo (not dead center, i was a little disappointed in Uncle Ted). 

    All in all, quite the enjoyable evening...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on June 20, 2008, 11:45:20 AM
    after claiming he grew up a small black child in Detroit

    I've actually seen him do this shtick in interviews in years past.  It would be funnier if his music had soul or rhythm to it.

    Side note: Some Pittsburgh-area band whose name I've long since forgotten got the opportunity to open for Nuge in the 'Burgh back in the late '80s.  As my brother reported, all went fine - until the band, for reasons unfathomable, decided to do a cover of "Stranglehold."  Nugent, of course, was furious, and booted them as his opener that night.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2008, 12:31:12 PM
    Especially for Gaz: they're doing Hair in Central Park starting later this month.

    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/118739.html
    Title: Police/Elvis C.
    Post by: Wayback on July 16, 2008, 10:42:24 AM
    Hey, anyone going to see Police/Elvis Costello tonight at Concord??  I'll be there, should be fun.  Here's brief review, setlists from Sunday's Shoreline show. 

    The Police Impressive at Shoreline
    Contra Costa Times, July 15, 2008

    Talk about a turn-around!  Was it even the same group of guys onstage Monday night (July 14) at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View that performed 13 months ago at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland?

    I was less than impressed with what I saw back in Oakland, but I was thrilled with the Police's gig at Shoreline. What a difference 13 months makes. This time around, the band was rock solid and the tunes came together perfectly onstage. Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers have definitely found the right balance between the past and the present in terms of presenting the music. The songs felt fresh, alive and exciting, yet they were still close enough to the original arrangements to allow fans to sing along.

    Sting sounded quite strong, and Summers was as capable as ever, but it was Copeland who really impressed. That guy is a percussion maniac and I could watch him drum all night.

    In all, the Police, so disappointing in its last visit to the Bay Area, finally managed to live up to its legend at Shoreline. Those planning to attend the band's gig on Wednesday (July 16) at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord should definitely be excited. The pairing of the Police and Elvis Costello is arguably the summer's most promising double header.

    CONCERT PREVIEW: The Police, with Elvis Costello WHEN & WHERE: 7:30 p.m.Wednesday at Sleep Train Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord. TICKETS: www.livenation.com

    Elvis Costello Shoreline partial setlist:
    "Pump It Up"
    "Mystery Dance"
    "Everyday I Write the Book"
    "American Gangster Time"
    "Radio Radio"
    "Clubland"
    "Watching the Detectives"
    "Alison" (with Sting)
    "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"

    The Police Shoreline set list:
    Message in a Bottle
    Walking on the Moon
    Demolition Man
    Voices in My Head
    When the World Is Running Down
    Don't Stand So Close to Me
    Driven to Tears
    Hole in My Life
    Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    Wrapped Around Your Finger
    De Do Do Do
    Invisible Sun
    Can't Stand Losing You
    Encores:
    Roxanne
    King of Pain
    So Lonely
    Every Breath You Take
    Next to You
    Title: Re: Police/Elvis C.
    Post by: urth on July 17, 2008, 10:30:21 AM
    Hey, anyone going to see Police/Elvis Costello tonight at Concord??  I'll be there, should be fun.  Here's brief review, setlists from Sunday's Shoreline show. 
    [snip]


    So how was the show? Did Elvis play much besides his hits?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2008, 10:54:27 AM
    Nice review of Billy Joel's Shea Stadium farewell last nite:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/arts/music/17joel.html
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on July 19, 2008, 06:59:53 PM
    Nice review of Billy Joel's Shea Stadium farewell last nite:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/arts/music/17joel.html
    Jon Pareles is a magnificent writer, and this was really among his best.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 28, 2008, 09:13:50 AM
    I don't have a lot of time this morning, but just wanted to mention the fine outing Saturday night, Steely Dan at the Greek.  Excellent group of musicians (loved the horn section, drumming, and Jon Herington's lead guitar work).  Heard some complaints as we were filing out that they played too much "old stuff".  But others would have complained the exact opposite if they'd played more new stuff (and I wouldn't have been as entertained).

    Highlight was probably "Black Friday", or maybe "Kid Charlemagne". 

    Fagan's voice was a little rough, but hey, he's no spring chicken.  Not many of those in the crowd either.

    Anyway, very enjoyable. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on July 28, 2008, 09:15:49 AM
    I don't have a lot of time this morning, but just wanted to mention the fine outing Saturday night, Steely Dan at the Greek.  Excellent group of musicians (loved the horn section, drumming, and Jon Herington's lead guitar work).  Heard some complaints as we were filing out that they played too much "old stuff".  But others would have complained the exact opposite if they'd played more new stuff (and I wouldn't have been as entertained).

    Highlight was probably "Black Friday", or maybe "Kid Charlemagne". 

    Fagan's voice was a little rough, but hey, he's no spring chicken.  Not many of those in the crowd either.

    Anyway, very enjoyable. 
    Did they do anything from Walter Becker's new solo album?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 28, 2008, 09:22:12 AM
    I don't have a lot of time this morning, but just wanted to mention the fine outing Saturday night, Steely Dan at the Greek.  Excellent group of musicians (loved the horn section, drumming, and Jon Herington's lead guitar work).  Heard some complaints as we were filing out that they played too much "old stuff".  But others would have complained the exact opposite if they'd played more new stuff (and I wouldn't have been as entertained).

    Highlight was probably "Black Friday", or maybe "Kid Charlemagne". 

    Fagan's voice was a little rough, but hey, he's no spring chicken.  Not many of those in the crowd either.

    Anyway, very enjoyable. 
    Did they do anything from Walter Becker's new solo album?

    They did a few songs I was unfamiliar with, one of which Becker sang, so maybe...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on July 29, 2008, 05:17:54 PM
    Saturday Bone Bash here I come. Last week I won tix on the BONE which (no surprise) ended up being lawn seats. I wasn't planning to go since the lawn just doesn't work for me and lo and behold, I received a call this afternoon telling me I was selected for a meet and greet with the Scorps and there'd be VIP passes for me. Bob is actually excited for once to go to a show. I hope I get to hang out afterwards for the show, somewhere other than the lawn. Details and pics after the show.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 29, 2008, 05:30:19 PM
    Saturday Bone Bash here I come. Last week I won tix on the BONE which (no surprise) ended up being lawn seats. I wasn't planning to go since the lawn just doesn't work for me and lo and behold, I received a call this afternoon telling me I was selected for a meet and greet with the Scorps and there'd be VIP passes for me. Bob is actually excited for once to go to a show. I hope I get to hang out afterwards for the show, somewhere other than the lawn. Details and pics after the show.

    Nice!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on July 30, 2008, 12:24:11 AM
    Saturday Bone Bash here I come. Last week I won tix on the BONE which (no surprise) ended up being lawn seats. I wasn't planning to go since the lawn just doesn't work for me and lo and behold, I received a call this afternoon telling me I was selected for a meet and greet with the Scorps and there'd be VIP passes for me. Bob is actually excited for once to go to a show. I hope I get to hang out afterwards for the show, somewhere other than the lawn. Details and pics after the show.
    Sweet, nice work!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 30, 2008, 10:59:31 AM
    it's Come Dancing: The Musical!

    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/07/17/kinks-davies-pens-new-musical-come-dancing/
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 01, 2008, 10:03:14 PM
    Joe Jackson presale is on now!  The show is October 15, a Wednesday, at the Warfield.  The password is 'dazzer'.  Go to Ticketmaster.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on August 03, 2008, 02:09:48 PM
    Bone Bash was better than I anticipated. The meet and greet passes were just that. No VIP treatment or seats so I ended up buying seats when we got there and figured it out. Started in 103 row O which is good but I helped myself into center section row DD which was awesome. Usher let me go down to the stage at the end of the Scorps set. Opening band was good. Scorps rocked and Sammy just tore it up. Mas tequila! He's GREAT. I hoped for some Montrose and my wish was granted.

    I have some good pics of the Scorpions and some show pics. I'll get them posted soon. My avatar is a pic I took backstage.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2008, 06:54:17 PM
    Bone Bash was better than I anticipated. The meet and greet passes were just that. No VIP treatment or seats so I ended up buying seats when we got there and figured it out. Started in 103 row O which is good but I helped myself into center section row DD which was awesome. Usher let me go down to the stage at the end of the Scorps set. Opening band was good. Scorps rocked and Sammy just tore it up. Mas tequila! He's GREAT. I hoped for some Montrose and my wish was granted.

    I have some good pics of the Scorpions and some show pics. I'll get them posted soon. My avatar is a pic I took backstage.

    Alicat, you RAWK! 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 14, 2008, 09:18:30 AM
    12 Galaxies is closing...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/14/DD0D129MQS.DTL
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on August 14, 2008, 11:05:27 AM
    12 Galaxies is closing...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/14/DD0D129MQS.DTL

    Frank Chu must be disconsolate...

    (http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/images/frankchu1.jpg)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on August 14, 2008, 11:20:41 AM
    12 Galaxies is closing...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/14/DD0D129MQS.DTL

    they fail to mention it was club galia before it was 12 galaxies.

    yes, so sad for frank. where will he drink for free now?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on August 14, 2008, 12:37:22 PM
    12 Galaxies is closing...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/14/DD0D129MQS.DTL

    Frank Chu must be disconsolate...

    (http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/images/frankchu1.jpg)

    I was disconsolate to see that the sfgate article wasn't about Frank!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on August 14, 2008, 12:44:22 PM
    I went Halloweening in the Castro as Frank Chu one year.  There were 7 or 8 others who did the same thing!

    "12 Galaxies Guiltied to a Zegnatronic Rocket Society."  For ever and ever, amen.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 04, 2008, 03:11:53 PM
    The nice folks at KFOG just gifted me tix to Lindsey Buckingham this Sunday. Hope it's good.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 04, 2008, 03:19:02 PM
    The nice folks at KFOG just gifted me tix to Lindsey Buckingham this Sunday. Hope it's good.
    hey, me too!
    they must be papering the house...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on September 04, 2008, 08:05:21 PM
    The nice folks at KFOG just gifted me tix to Lindsey Buckingham this Sunday. Hope it's good.
    hey, me too!
    they must be papering the house...
    both of you will have a great time.  How did you win them?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 04, 2008, 10:36:12 PM
    The nice folks at KFOG just gifted me tix to Lindsey Buckingham this Sunday. Hope it's good.
    hey, me too!
    they must be papering the house...
    both of you will have a great time.  How did you win them?
    I'm looking fwd to it: I've never been to the Mountain Winery -- can't wait to hang w those mountain winos! 

    I got my tix (and I assume Alicat did, too) via KFOG's Foghead contest page (http://www.kfog.com/contests/ContestList.asp).
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2008, 12:23:32 PM
    I didn't know (until just now) that Dave Matthews' opening act this weekend in Berkeley is Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings!  Wonder how she'll go over with the DMB-heads (that's pronounced "dumb-heads"  ;) ).
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 05, 2008, 03:26:52 PM
    The nice folks at KFOG just gifted me tix to Lindsey Buckingham this Sunday. Hope it's good.
    hey, me too!
    they must be papering the house...
    both of you will have a great time.  How did you win them?
    I'm looking fwd to it: I've never been to the Mountain Winery -- can't wait to hang w those mountain winos! 

    I got my tix (and I assume Alicat did, too) via KFOG's Foghead contest page (http://www.kfog.com/contests/ContestList.asp).

    The venue is really nice, I've been to a half dozen shows there. Long road up to it and not a place to over drink and drive home from. I heard they just remodeled so I'm looking forward to it. Tinka, if you can recognize me from my pic, come say hi. I hope to be sitting by the pool or right outside of it (if it's still there) with a bottle of wine and some dinner before the show.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 05, 2008, 05:00:15 PM
    The nice folks at KFOG just gifted me tix to Lindsey Buckingham this Sunday. Hope it's good.
    hey, me too!
    they must be papering the house...
    both of you will have a great time.  How did you win them?
    I'm looking fwd to it: I've never been to the Mountain Winery -- can't wait to hang w those mountain winos! 

    I got my tix (and I assume Alicat did, too) via KFOG's Foghead contest page (http://www.kfog.com/contests/ContestList.asp).

    The venue is really nice, I've been to a half dozen shows there. Long road up to it and not a place to over drink and drive home from. I heard they just remodeled so I'm looking forward to it. Tinka, if you can recognize me from my pic, come say hi. I hope to be sitting by the pool or right outside of it (if it's still there) with a bottle of wine and some dinner before the show.
    cool, will keep an eye out and say hi!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 12, 2008, 10:15:18 AM
    Yes to tour with replacement singer--Dude, it's surrogate prog rock!

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/10/entertainment/e232130D29.DTL

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 12, 2008, 11:55:12 AM
    Yes to tour with replacement singer--Dude, it's surrogate prog rock!

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/10/entertainment/e232130D29.DTL


    you can't stop progress

    ... and you can't stop Progressive Rock!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 17, 2008, 03:33:32 PM
    I've mentioned this before -- "The Summer Festival For Peace" at Shea Stadium in 1970. A nice bit about it from someone's last-days-of-Shea blog:

    http://www.loge13.com/2008/07/shea_stadium_festival_for_peac_1.php

    Yes, I was there.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 17, 2008, 10:24:30 PM
    I've mentioned this before -- "The Summer Festival For Peace" at Shea Stadium in 1970. A nice bit about it from someone's last-days-of-Shea blog:

    http://www.loge13.com/2008/07/shea_stadium_festival_for_peac_1.php

    Yes, I was there.

    It's not related to the concert, but this line from the link made me LOL:

    "a young Jose Cardenal played centerfield. You may remember him as the old Jose Cardenal."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on September 18, 2008, 10:20:59 AM
    I've mentioned this before -- "The Summer Festival For Peace" at Shea Stadium in 1970. A nice bit about it from someone's last-days-of-Shea blog:

    http://www.loge13.com/2008/07/shea_stadium_festival_for_peac_1.php

    Yes, I was there.

    It's not related to the concert, but this line from the link made me LOL:

    "a young Jose Cardenal played centerfield. You may remember him as the old Jose Cardenal."

    I had his Topps baseball card back then.  Hadn't thought of that name for 30 yrs, easy.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 21, 2008, 10:14:24 AM
    I'm probably the only one here thrilled about AC/DC coming to town in December. I didn't go for the fan club presale and tried my luck with the onsale today. Looks like a quick sell out. I was hoping for the floor or club but got two but in an upper section and hit the BUY button right away. Tried again a few times and NOTHING was available. Dang. Interesting thing either the band or Ticketbastard is doing. All tix for the tour are one price per venue. At Oakland, for premium seats on the floor or club access sections, the tickets are paperless. You have to show up at the venue with the credit card you paid with to gain access. No exceptions says Tickatbastard, This should reduce scalping I guess. On the flip side, it could lead to a less than full concert or refunds if people looking to buy and profit read this part of the deal after purchasing and had no intent of going to the show :)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 21, 2008, 11:50:03 AM
    At Oakland, for premium seats on the floor or club access sections, the tickets are paperless. You have to show up at the venue with the credit card you paid with to gain access. No exceptions says Tickatbastard, This should reduce scalping I guess.

    Wow, as an anti-scalping tactic, that's rather brilliant -- amazing no one's thought of it before.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 21, 2008, 03:55:53 PM
    At Oakland, for premium seats on the floor or club access sections, the tickets are paperless. You have to show up at the venue with the credit card you paid with to gain access. No exceptions says Tickatbastard, This should reduce scalping I guess.

    Wow, as an anti-scalping tactic, that's rather brilliant -- amazing no one's thought of it before.

    They've been doing that for awhile at smaller venues like the Fillmore etc. for high-demand shows, like when Prince or Clapton played there. But this is the first time I can recall them doing it for a show at a venue of this size--or even a portion of the room. (Although if by "premium" they just mean the first 10 or 20 rows, it might not be that big a deal--that's probably only 1,000 to 2,000 seats, tops.)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 21, 2008, 07:07:18 PM
    At Oakland, for premium seats on the floor or club access sections, the tickets are paperless. You have to show up at the venue with the credit card you paid with to gain access. No exceptions says Tickatbastard, This should reduce scalping I guess.

    Wow, as an anti-scalping tactic, that's rather brilliant -- amazing no one's thought of it before.

    They've been doing that for awhile at smaller venues like the Fillmore etc. for high-demand shows, like when Prince or Clapton played there. But this is the first time I can recall them doing it for a show at a venue of this size--or even a portion of the room. (Although if by "premium" they just mean the first 10 or 20 rows, it might not be that big a deal--that's probably only 1,000 to 2,000 seats, tops.)
    They just added a second show on 12/4.

    Please note that all tickets purchased in Floor sections A & B and Reserved Seating Sections 1, 14, 15, 16, 101, 114, 115, 116, 127, 128 will be paperless. The purchaser of these tickets must bring the purchasing credit card to the venue on the night of the event to be permitted admission. There will be no exceptions.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 22, 2008, 05:13:37 PM
    howdee!

    The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2008 lineup (http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/2008/artists.shtml) has been finalized, and it's stellar, as usual: Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and Allison Kraus, Earl Skruggs, Doc Watson, Bill Kirchen, Dave Alvin, Nick Lowe, Odetta, etc...

    This is truly one of the highlights of the year for me.  Hope you all get a chance to experience some of it!

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 22, 2008, 06:09:49 PM
    Bridge School cometh again, trying to decide if I go Saturday or Sunday. Can't allow myself to go both days this year.

    Announcing the 2008 lineup (not necessarily in order of appearance):

    Neil Young
    Wilco
    Jack Johnson
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Norah Jones
    Sarah McLachlan
    Cat Power
    ZZ Top (Saturday only)
    Josh Groban (Sunday only)
    Smashing Pumpkins (Sunday only)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on September 22, 2008, 07:46:13 PM
    Bridge School cometh again, trying to decide if I go Saturday or Sunday. Can't allow myself to go both days this year.

    ZZ Top (Saturday only)

    That's a no-brainer! :)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 22, 2008, 07:49:13 PM
    How does Cat Power get booked for important gigs?  She's overrated in general and erratic live.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on September 23, 2008, 05:52:08 PM
    Living Colour!! Right in front of the stage! I can't hear a damn thing now.

    Amazing show! A great set, mixing the best songs from the three good albums. One original Wimbush song, two covers ("Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go"). I don't remember the last time I headbanged so hard. Or pogoed so high! Or moshed so...civilly.

    I want to do it again tomorrow, but I'm afraid my legs, ears and neck won't allow it. They were really great, though. I don't know how anyone, not to mention four people can perform like that night after night...

    Other songs:
    Glamour Boys
    Desperate People
    Which Way is America?
    Middle Man
    Cult of Personality
    Love Rears Its Ugly Head
    Time's Up
    History Lesson
    Pride
    Bi
    Ignorance is Bliss
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 23, 2008, 06:01:58 PM
    Living Colour!! Right in front of the stage! I can't hear a damn thing now.

    Amazing show! A great set, mixing the best songs from the three good albums. One original Wimbush song, two covers ("Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go"). I don't remember the last time I headbanged so hard. Or pogoed so high! Or moshed so...civilly.

    I want to do it again tomorrow, but I'm afraid my legs, ears and neck won't allow it. They were really great, though. I don't know how anyone, not to mention four people can perform like that night after night...

    Other songs:
    Glamour Boys
    Desperate People
    Which Way is America?
    Middle Man
    Cult of Personality
    Love Rears Its Ugly Head
    Time's Up
    History Lesson
    Pride
    Bi
    Ignorance is Bliss

    Sounds great!  Do it again!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on September 23, 2008, 06:14:43 PM

    Sounds great!  Do it again!

    I would, but they're leaving town. :(
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 23, 2008, 07:24:04 PM

    Sounds great!  Do it again!

    I would, but they're leaving town. :(

    So is it the orig lineup? I thought they were all feuding with each other.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on September 24, 2008, 04:26:11 AM

    Sounds great!  Do it again!

    I would, but they're leaving town. :(

    So is it the orig lineup? I thought they were all feuding with each other.

    Yeah: Corey, Doug, Will and Vernon. They didn't look like they were feuding at all! Corey was upset for the first few songs because he couldn't hear himself in the monitors, but the techs eventually fixed that problem. The band was laughing a lot among themselves - they seemed to be having a good time.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on September 24, 2008, 10:53:46 AM
    Bridge School cometh again, trying to decide if I go Sat or Sunday. Can't allow myself to go both days this year.  Announcing the 2008 lineup (not necessarily in order of appearance):
    Neil Young
    Wilco
    Jack Johnson
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Norah Jones
    Sarah McLachlan
    Cat Power
    ZZ Top (Saturday only)
    Josh Groban (Sunday only)
    Smashing Pumpkins (Sunday only)
    Hey, that was me who won Bridge School tix on today's 9 O'Clock Pop Quiz! (had to answer 5 Norah Jones questions).  I would have preferred Sat, but I'll take the free Sunday tix!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 24, 2008, 11:22:37 AM
    Bridge School cometh again, trying to decide if I go Sat or Sunday. Can't allow myself to go both days this year.  Announcing the 2008 lineup (not necessarily in order of appearance):
    Neil Young
    Wilco
    Jack Johnson
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Norah Jones
    Sarah McLachlan
    Cat Power
    ZZ Top (Saturday only)
    Josh Groban (Sunday only)
    Smashing Pumpkins (Sunday only)
    Hey, that was me who won Bridge School tix on today's 9 O'Clock Pop Quiz! (had to answer 5 Norah Jones questions).  I would have preferred Sat, but I'll take the free Sunday tix!

    funny, when I heard the prize was Tickets to Sunday, I told my GF, "Feh, Saturday is the day to go: that's when ZZ plays! and a guy who's also on that 10@10club forum agrees!"

    I heard you win -- nice job.


     
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 24, 2008, 11:47:48 AM
    Bridge School cometh again, trying to decide if I go Sat or Sunday. Can't allow myself to go both days this year.  Announcing the 2008 lineup (not necessarily in order of appearance):
    Neil Young
    Wilco
    Jack Johnson
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Norah Jones
    Sarah McLachlan
    Cat Power
    ZZ Top (Saturday only)
    Josh Groban (Sunday only)
    Smashing Pumpkins (Sunday only)
    Hey, that was me who won Bridge School tix on today's 9 O'Clock Pop Quiz! (had to answer 5 Norah Jones questions).  I would have preferred Sat, but I'll take the free Sunday tix!

    5 Norah Jones questions?  Mister, you're a better man than I.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 24, 2008, 04:08:24 PM
    Bridge School cometh again, trying to decide if I go Sat or Sunday. Can't allow myself to go both days this year.  Announcing the 2008 lineup (not necessarily in order of appearance):
    Neil Young
    Wilco
    Jack Johnson
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Norah Jones
    Sarah McLachlan
    Cat Power
    ZZ Top (Saturday only)
    Josh Groban (Sunday only)
    Smashing Pumpkins (Sunday only)
    Hey, that was me who won Bridge School tix on today's 9 O'Clock Pop Quiz! (had to answer 5 Norah Jones questions).  I would have preferred Sat, but I'll take the free Sunday tix!
    Pretty sure free means lawn. :P
    eta: Congrats. It's a great show.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on September 24, 2008, 04:19:08 PM

    Hey, that was me who won Bridge School tix on today's 9 O'Clock Pop Quiz! (had to answer 5 Norah Jones questions).  I would have preferred Sat, but I'll take the free Sunday tix!

    If you have any trouble finding someone to go with...um...y'know....I could drive even.

     ;)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on September 25, 2008, 10:57:49 AM
    Hey, that was me who won Bridge School tix on today's 9 O'Clock Pop Quiz!  I would have preferred Sat, but I'll take the free Sunday tix!
    If you have any trouble finding someone to go with...um...y'know....I could drive even.
    Noted!  As we get closer to show date, I'll see which of my pals are truly worthy!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 25, 2008, 12:33:59 PM
    Wayback, congrats!

    Meantime, if I take an earlier bus back from DC Sunday afternoon, I can perhaps make this show:

    WCBS-101.1FM in association with SPARKIEMARTINPRESENTS

    70th Birthday Show
    BEN E. KING

    Featuring:
    Special Guests
    DARLENE LOVE
    GARY US BONDS
    CHARLIE THOMAS(The Drifters)

    + Guest Host
    DON K. REID (WCBS-FM)
    Sun Sept 28 8PM

    Doors @ 6PM
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 26, 2008, 11:10:18 AM
    I saw Juliana Hatfield at Cafe Du Nord last night.   I wasn't a fan until well after she made the scene in the early 90s, but I've always thought she had some good songs, plus she's a decent chick guitarist -- and what's not to like about that?  she had a full band, but played a couple things ("My Sister" for one) w just her solo guitar.  excellent.

    good show, she played lots of new songs.   She just wrote a book, too, and will be at the Book passage in the Ferry Building in SF tonight at 6 PM. 

    there were some idiots in the crowd, though: the guy who wanted to engage her in a real conversation by yelling stupid things.  Julia said "I'm doing abook signing tomorrow... somewhere....I forget."    ... and the guy would say "Is that on your website?!  maybe it's your people should make that clearer!"  or he would yell out the most obscure song just to prove to J-hat that he's a REAL fan... OMG, painful.

    and another thing while I'm whining:  I HATE HATE HATE those people who have to give that cowboy yell out during the quiet or subtle moments of songs.   If you so badly need attention that you have to do the WHOOHOO! during some nice quiet interlude, please seek help. I came to hear the artist, not you... douchebag.   

    thanks, I feel better.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on September 26, 2008, 02:39:48 PM
    and another thing while I'm whining:  I HATE HATE HATE those people who have to give that cowboy yell out during the quiet or subtle moments of songs.   If you so badly need attention that you have to do the WHOOHOO! during some nice quiet interlude, please seek help. I came to hear the artist, not you... douchebag.   

    thanks, I feel better.

    :) i know how you feel!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 26, 2008, 11:36:44 PM
    and another thing while I'm whining:  I HATE HATE HATE those people who have to give that cowboy yell out during the quiet or subtle moments of songs.   If you so badly need attention that you have to do the WHOOHOO! during some nice quiet interlude, please seek help. I came to hear the artist, not you... douchebag.   

    thanks, I feel better.

    :) i know how you feel!

    Amen. These are the same folks who *still* think it's clever to yell out "free bird." That line has been old since Bush the Senior was in office.

    Richard Buckner has the best response to that I've seen. He immediately flips off the heckler and says "no charge."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 28, 2008, 01:08:04 PM
    Scored Bridge tix for Saturday. Taking my kids to their first concert.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2008, 05:20:43 PM
    Scored Bridge tix for Saturday. Taking my kids to their first concert.

    Oh, these kids today... shouldn't you have to see the Sippy Cups first? and then work your way up to something crappy like Journey before you get to see Neil Young? ;)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 28, 2008, 11:47:54 PM
    Scored Bridge tix for Saturday. Taking my kids to their first concert.

    Oh, these kids today... shouldn't you have to see the Sippy Cups first? and then work your way up to something crappy like Journey before you get to see Neil Young? ;)
    Not MY kids. I burn their CDs and load the iPods. Led Zep, AC/DC, Doors and most classic rock artists are what they know. They're already getting up to speed on Neil tunes and I know they'll dig DCFC. They're bummed not getting to see AC/DC. Aside from not being able to afford taking them to that, I figure it's too hardcore for their young age. They haven't been exposed to "smoking" before and I'm sure there will be exposure at the Bridge and I'll have to possibly do some explaining.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 07, 2008, 01:27:39 PM
    did anyone make it out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park this past weekend?

    I was there all three days, enjoyed it immensely, as always.

    Some highlights:

    Friday night was devoted to Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' appearance, their second swing though the Bay Area.  (The first leg o' the tour was back in late June, and I had scored second row tix [!] from KFOG's 9 o'clock pop quiz for their Greek Theater show, so I knew what to expect and didn't feel the need to get up close this time.  The highlight had to be "The Battle Of Evermore" - great LZ song and so well done with that band.  T. Bone Burnett really has a handle on their show's sound and feel, and comes up w some great arrangements, including a banjo-fueled twangy bluegrass-ed "Black Dog.")

    Saturday, I bounced around from stage to stage, but managed to hear some (or most) of the sets by these folks:

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Carlene Carter
    Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
    Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
    Bad Livers
    Richard Thompson
    The Desert Rose Band
    Jerry Jeff Walker
    Odetta
    Asleep at the Wheel
    Robert Earl Keen

    the highlight on Saturday had to be Richard Thompson, whom I saw for about a half hour.  I've never been a fan (I've known he was "good," but never really listened), but now I wish I had known earlier just how excellent he is.  He has such a great picking style, keeping the rhythm w his thumb and playing runs up and down the neck.  it's hard to believe we were hearing just one guitar.  His song "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" brought me close to tears.  If a song nearly makes you cry (for good reasons), it's a definite  highlight.  Something happened out there in the sun when listening to this simple song I'll never forget. Richard Thompson was in complete control and all the folks there were on the same page with him.

    On Sunday, got to the Star Stage early (10 AM) and put out my tarp.  I felt like a land hog since there only three of us for a while. But as the day went along,  more friends started showing up and by peak hour we had 11 people there.  yikes.. Bill Kirchen opened things off with his dieselbilly Bakersfield style telecaster-powered set.  In case you don't know him, he's the guitar god who does the lead guitar in Commander Cody's "Hot Rod Lincoln" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Rl1zNIpzg).

    Then "Riders In The Sky" took the stage -- what fun these guys were! four part harmony cowboy songs, plenty of corny humor and big hats. What's not to like?

    Caught some Hazel Dickens and then I saw a little of  Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys ("clinch Mountain?" hmmm, just what goes on up there?).  The two minutes he took to sing the a capella "O Death" did bring me to tears.  I looked around and I wasn't the only one crying -- what a moment: the entire meadow seemed to go still -- no one spoke during that song.   That could not be topped.

    Elvis Costello tried, though, esp when he sang "Love Hurts" w Emmylou Harris, and then brought out the 40 man Burlington Welsh Male Chorus to join in his set. very fun...

    Then things got nuts w Gogol Bordello (my friend called the crowd for GB an "interesting mix of hippies and the tragically hip(sters). I don't think I've seen so many dreads next to so many ironic mustaches and porkpie hats before!")  Frenetic performers, energy to spare.  Bluegrass?  hardly..  and who cares if I only understood maybe two sentences in their set?? 

    But my buddies had their kids w them, and they were hitting the wall, so we had to get out of that crowd.  I then saw some Pegi Young (Neil's wife, she was ... ok).  Caught some Loudon Wainwright II and most of Iris Dement.   Wrapped it up w a little Emmylou Harris, as is proper.   

    HSB is one of the highlights of the year for me.  Every year this thing seems to get better and better, it's got world class acts, it's so well run, in beautiful GG Park at a great time of the year.   .. and it's all paid for by Warren Hellman.  All hail him!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on October 07, 2008, 01:43:20 PM
    Odetta
    Asleep at the Wheel


    THE Odetta?!?!?!?!?!?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on October 07, 2008, 01:49:28 PM
    Nicely done, TC! This festival is part of what I miss most about living in SF, and the lineup this year was particularly stellar. And it sounds like most of your choices were what I'd have picked as well. How was Odetta? I've always wanted to see her. Thanks for the great rundown of your weekend.

    (And I heartily second your thanks to Warren Hellman. He might be a capitalist, but he's got at least some of his priorities straight. I shudder when I think about how much this annual clambake must cost him--easily into seven figures. But it's probably just a drop in the bucket to him.)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 07, 2008, 02:01:45 PM
    Odetta
    Asleep at the Wheel


    THE Odetta?!?!?!?!?!?

    Yes!   The one and only.  here's a pic a reader at SFGate submitted:

    (http://contribute.sfgate.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/2/ca4df018-e9bc-4853-92df-f74f12ff3637.Large.jpg)

    more reader pics here (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/contribute/sn/gallery?plckGalleryID=c40b1f1e-3f0e-4cd6-a33d-7000685f1d6d)

    and FWIW, here's Joel Selvin's review (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/06/DDGU13C0T8.DTL) - some Chron staff pics there, too.
     
    It was really great to see her -- I felt like I had to see her: how can you pass up seeing a legend like that..?  She's 76 years old.... she sat in her wheelchair to sing, sounded great, accompanied by solo piano.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on October 07, 2008, 09:53:53 PM
    Odetta
    Asleep at the Wheel


    THE Odetta?!?!?!?!?!?

    Yes!   The one and only.  here's a pic a reader at SFGate submitted:

    (http://contribute.sfgate.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/2/ca4df018-e9bc-4853-92df-f74f12ff3637.Large.jpg)

    more reader pics here (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/contribute/sn/gallery?plckGalleryID=c40b1f1e-3f0e-4cd6-a33d-7000685f1d6d)

    and FWIW, here's Joel Selvin's review (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/06/DDGU13C0T8.DTL) - some Chron staff pics there, too.
     
    It was really great to see her -- I felt like I had to see her: how can you pass up seeing a legend like that..?  She's 76 years old.... she sat in her wheelchair to sing, sounded great, accompanied by solo piano.


    Dude, I am envious. Glad you got to see her. Last time she was supposed to be in the bay area she had to cancel for health reasons, iirc.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on October 08, 2008, 12:28:54 AM
    Not my cup of tea musically, but Tinka, that was a great review - thanks!

    PS: What should I know about Odetta?  A few years ago a publicist sent me an album of hers called Gonna Let It Shine; I still have it and I've never once played it.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on October 08, 2008, 12:35:30 AM
    Odetta


    THE Odetta?!?!?!?!?!?

    Yes!   The one and only. 

    The real question is: did you see MC Hammer? :)
    Sounds like a fine, fine show! Imagine seeing Robert Plant for free!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 08, 2008, 07:44:38 AM
    Not my cup of tea musically, but Tinka, that was a great review - thanks!

    PS: What should I know about Odetta?  A few years ago a publicist sent me an album of hers called Gonna Let It Shine; I still have it and I've never once played it.

    oh you kids today -- no sense of history!  ;)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 08, 2008, 11:18:29 AM
    Not my cup of tea musically, but Tinka, that was a great review - thanks!

    PS: What should I know about Odetta?  A few years ago a publicist sent me an album of hers called Gonna Let It Shine; I still have it and I've never once played it.

    oh you kids today -- no sense of history!  ;)

    heh, I'm like you Gaz: I don't know that much about her, really, but did know that she'd been part of the 60s folk revival, that and her music and energy had been part of the civil rights movement and that she influenced many performer and writers, like Dylan, Joan Baez, etc.  So I figured it would be a "good" thing to see her: it would add to my musical edu-muh-cation, and just being in her presence and paying some of my attention to her would be a good thing for my soul.  (wow, I sound really new age-y. I'm usually pretty skeptical about stuff like that, but it's sort of what, I did to be honest.) 

    plus I would get to say "Odetta, Yeah, I saw her!"

    emotionally or culturally speaking, bluegrass never used to be my cup of tea, either.  I was weaned on  70s AM radio pop, crap rock like Journey, Rush, Foreigner, prog rock, etc.  I still love that stuff, but over the years I'm finding that I'm growing tired of listening to the same music.  Plus I play guitar, and those bluegrass dudes (and chicks!) can pick the hell out of their geetars, banjos and mandolins.  The faster the better!  I think everyone -- even you Gaz! ;)  -- would appreciate seeing Earl Scruggs and his band blaze through Foggy Mountain Breakdown or the theme to Beverly Hillbillies (which he also wrote).


    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 08, 2008, 11:20:31 AM
    Odetta


    THE Odetta?!?!?!?!?!?

    Yes!   The one and only. 

    The real question is: did you see MC Hammer? :)
    Sounds like a fine, fine show! Imagine seeing Robert Plant for free!

    no -- I couldn't touch that.  Couldn't make it there that early.

    yeah, Robert plant sill has, like, THE BEST HAIR EVER...  even though he resembles someone's grandmother at times.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on October 09, 2008, 10:04:48 AM

    even though he resembles someone's grandmother at times.


    OMGWTFLOL!!!!!

    ...no...really....I embarassed myself and had to explain.  *Thanks* Tinka.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on October 10, 2008, 12:36:23 PM

    even though he resembles someone's grandmother at times.


    probably not from the waist down! ;)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on October 14, 2008, 10:28:22 AM
    ust seen via the KFOG page,
    Saturday 10/25 lineup: Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Cat Power (ZZ Top no longer performing due to a scheduling conflict)
    Who is Cat Power?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on October 14, 2008, 10:32:57 AM
    ust seen via the KFOG page,
    Saturday 10/25 lineup: Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Cat Power (ZZ Top no longer performing due to a scheduling conflict)
    Who is Cat Power?

    She's a basket case with a soulful voice.  She does the occasional effective cover, but her live concerts are wildly erratic; inebration and tears are often involved.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on October 14, 2008, 11:03:51 AM
    ust seen via the KFOG page,
    Saturday 10/25 lineup: Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Cat Power (ZZ Top no longer performing due to a scheduling conflict)
    Who is Cat Power?

    inebration and tears are often involved.
    From her or is that what I'll be reduced to? I don't have trouble with the inebriation part.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 14, 2008, 12:38:13 PM
    ust seen via the KFOG page,
    Saturday 10/25 lineup: Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Cat Power (ZZ Top no longer performing due to a scheduling conflict)
    Who is Cat Power?

    inebration and tears are often involved.
    From her or is that what I'll be reduced to? I don't have trouble with the inebriation part.


    Too bad ZZ won't be playing -- they would be one huge reason for me to attend on Saturday.  The remaining lineup is still great, though. You can't lose w the Bridge School Benefit: even if everyone comes out and plays accordian polkas, your $$ still goes to a good cause. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 16, 2008, 09:43:01 AM
    Joe Jackson

    I skipped the debate last night in favor of Joe Jackson at the Warfield.  It was Joe, Graham and the drummer, whose name I can't remember and can't find on the internet (Joe's site is riddled with javascript errors that play havoc with my development machine).  Anyway, no electric guitar, which was different.

    But not bad at all.  The musicianship was magnificent.  The evening was filled with quirky arrangements of JJ classics and rousing introductions to Joe's newer material.  Opening with "Steppin' Out", they moved on to a couple off the new album Rain, including "Invisible Man", which I recognized from some KFOG exposure.  The early highlight was "Fools In Love", with a few verses of the Yardbirds classic "For Your Love" melded in the middle.  Joe also covered a Niel Finn tune, and later a rollicking version of Bowie's "Scary Monsters".  "We usually don't do two covers in one show," said Joe in introducing the Bowie tune, before acknowledging Bowie as one of his "heros."

    The set ended with "One More Time" -- as one of my favorite JJ songs, it was great to hear, but really could have used the guitar part.  They came back to encore with a drum driven version of "You Can't Get What You Want" that was pretty incredible.  That was followed with a by-the-book rendition of "Is She Really Going Out With Him."  The show wrapped up with Joe solo in the spotlight belting out "A Slow Song."

    The intimate crowd of "hardcore" Jackson fans had a fine time.  Joe mentioned this was second trip through the Bay Area this year and asked how many of us had been at the May show -- by the reaction, quite a few.  I'm guessing that the relatively light turnout (maybe two thirds sold out) was due to the earlier appearance.  I spent most of the evening standing stage left, within two or three feet of the stage, which was very nice.

    Oh, and "Freebird!"-boy was there.  While Joe was introducing a song ("Solo", or maybe "So Low", from the new album, a beautiful and depressing piano ballad Joe performed solo), the guy bellowed out "Would it be 'Freebird', Joe?"  So, he tried to make it fresh -- and failed.

    Idiot.

    ETA:  I looked it up on Amazon -- not surprisingly:  7. Solo (So Low)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on October 17, 2008, 02:45:10 AM
    Joe Jackson

    I skipped the debate last night in favor of Joe Jackson at the Warfield. 

    I think Dave Houghton is the man you're seeking.

    We should keep a log of the Freebird dude's appearances.

    Sounds like a fine show! They cancelled their Madrid show last year, and I was out of town when they came this year.
    Title: Very Strange "concert"
    Post by: ggould on October 19, 2008, 11:31:29 PM
    we were down at Martha's mom's managed care facility today for her 91st birthday party, and as entertainment, they had this guy called "Alligator."  He played accordian, violin, electric guitar and mandolin.  Here he is, playing his Steve Vai guitar with his teeth, in front of the residents!  Alligator is almost 67, and says he was an influence on Hendrix, Elvis, and so on.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on October 20, 2008, 02:05:55 PM
    Review (with setlist at end) of Tina Turner at HP San Jose Sunday:
    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_10768978?source=rss (http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_10768978?source=rss)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 20, 2008, 02:14:29 PM
    Review (with setlist at end) of Tina Turner at HP San Jose Sunday:
    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_10768978?source=rss (http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_10768978?source=rss)

    Glad to see she's still doing "Typical Male" and "What You Get is What You See". Oh for the days when she did intriguing covers in her live shows like Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married" and the Animals' "When I Was Young".
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on October 26, 2008, 01:01:20 AM
    OMG, Neil Young rocked Shoreline. He opened with I am a child and Sugar Mountain. GREAT! Norah Jones and Jack Johnson were so much better than I anticipated. Wish I could remember Wilco. I was in my seat but memory fails. Fab fab show. I think Neil was trying to make up for the ZZ no show so he rocked at least 7 songs to close the show. Wow wow wow. Wish I could tell you about them all but my feeble (not toally sober) mind just can't do it. Unknown Legend, covered A Day in the Life (awesome!!!), Old Man, One of these days, Heart of Gold and more.

    Late night for my kids after their first concert. I'm proud to have this be their first. I have one going to bed singing Sugar Mountain. I might have to go back to see the Pumpkins on Sunday. Geez, that's just hours away.... Yay! Thank you Pegi and Neil!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on October 27, 2008, 12:31:38 PM
    Review of Bridge School Concert, with plenty of pics, from SF Chron:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/DD4S13OIF5.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/DD4S13OIF5.DTL)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 28, 2008, 11:54:40 AM
    Hair Metal makes it to Broadway:

    http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/theater/reviews/27rock.html?ref=theater
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on October 30, 2008, 03:50:44 PM
    Possible Jackson 5 reunion tour (with Michael & Janet) and new album. This article has new video for J5's "Who's Loving You" (with scenes of the ol' J5):
    http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/61823599 (http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/61823599)

    ETA: now Michael denies he'll take part in J5 reunion:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081031/music_nm/us_jackson_life (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081031/music_nm/us_jackson_life)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 30, 2008, 05:19:06 PM
    I saw Cecil Taylor play at Grace Cathedral last Friday.  He's considered of the great jazz pianists of the century(ies) -- a long career and he's 79 now, still going strong  --  and is generally acknowledged (mostly by music jazz snobs) to be decades ahead of his time.  Being "ahead of his time" also means that his music is pretty inaccessible: an atonal, aggressive approach to playing, like turning the keyboard into a drumset.  (Some guy in one of my college classes on Music and Religion called him "a monster" -- in a good way.)

    I've never been a fan or had that much direct exposure to his music, but I leapt at the chance to see him for free  (I won tix from from a radio station -- I don't know if I would've shelled out $30 per ticket.).    I also felt I could "handle it" -- his style of free jazz was familiar to me and I know people who play improvisational atonal stuff, influenced by folks like Stockhousen, Cage, Morton Feldman, blah blah.  It's not always for me, but I've had exposure to its vocabulary. 

    After he was introduced, we clapped and expected him to come out and sit down right away and get into playing.  But it was a couple minutes before anything seemed to happen. just silence.  Then we saw a figure come out of the shadows from WAAY in the back of the cathedral and start moving forward slowly. Then we heard some spoken words, things about astrophysics, astronomy, balance, etc.  He was reading verse  --  and he did this for about 10 minutes while walking behind the alter (do Episcopal churches have altars?).  he was in a peach color sweater (old guys can wear anything and look cool).  Then he sat down and started in.

    So I'm glad I went, but it wasn't what you'd call a toe-tapping good ole time.  He does make you work, and it's not background music, for sure.  Attack is a fitting word (sometimes) for what he does to the keyboard, but he's not always a maniac, either. he does build shapes, big and small, hard and soft, but visualizing the waves of a turbulent sea can describe what most of the night was like.   

    One of the factors that came into heavy play is the Cathedral's acoustics:  they suck.  The sound was muddy from where we sat, and there's a 7 second reverb in there -- meaning a sound bounces around for seven seconds in some capacity before completely decaying.  That kind of action can make a piano lose so much.  the program notes mention the reverb and said taylor would use it as part of the perf.  I'm sure from where he sat and what he heard himself playing was as diff experience than the rest of he place.  I'm glad I went.  I do consider it part if my musical edu-ma-cation at the very least.  I downloaded some of his music, too.  When I want to go someplace I seldom go musically speaking, it's there for me.



       
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 31, 2008, 01:45:55 PM
    another perf I saw recently was the in-store appearance of Taj Majal last Sunday at the San Francisco Amoeba.  I knew about him peripherally, but when I found myself in Amoeba last Sunday midday and saw that he was doing an appearance at 2 PM, it was my lucky day. I had seen him at the aging hippie 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love last year in GG Park, but the experience didn't stay with me .. maybe it was the aromatic waft of second hand smoke and patchouli that did it.

    He was fantastic!  I thought he was primarily a blues player, but he did a folky-cajun-y take on Fisherman Blues (?) that was very cool.  He brought out a banjo for a song, too (let's not forget the banjo is an instrument developed in America by African slaves.)  He also has some great arrangements: his trio played an African-influenced song that appears on the new CD (the CD version features more musicians -- including Angelique Kidjo) and the three of them had so much energy.  The dude is funny, too.  There were maybe 200 fans there, and they loved it.  (Compare that with the Amoeba in-store I saw recently by Elvin Bishop, which just wasn't that exciting, to be honest: I was over back at the clearance bins by the third song, looking for more Rush and/or AC/DC -- that was for Mike and Alicat ... )

    .. But with Taj Majal, I didn't want it to end.  Great band, that Taj Majal Trio.  They don't play TOO many notes if the song doesn't require, and are very tight.  Go see them if you can.

    He's drumming up support for his new CD, and he played for maybe 25 minutes, but it was qual-ee-tay stuff, I gotta say.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2008, 02:49:22 PM
    another perf I saw recently was the in-store appearance of Taj Majal last Sunday at the San Francisco Amoeba.  I knew about him peripherally, but when I found myself in Amoeba last Sunday midday and saw that he was doing an appearance at 2 PM, it was my lucky day. I had seen him at the aging hippie 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love last year in GG Park, but the experience didn't stay with me .. maybe it was the aromatic waft of second hand smoke and patchouli that did it.

    He was fantastic!  I thought he was primarily a blues player, but he did a folky-cajun-y take on Fisherman Blues (?) that was very cool.  He brought out a banjo for a song, too (let's not forget the banjo is an instrument developed in America by African slaves.)  He also has some great arrangements: his trio played an African-influenced song that appears on the new CD (the CD version features more musicians -- including Angelique Kidjo) and the three of them had so much energy.  The dude is funny, too.  There were maybe 200 fans there, and they loved it.  (Compare that with the Amoeba in-store I saw recently by Elvin Bishop, which just wasn't that exciting, to be honest: I was over back at the clearance bins by the third song, looking for more Rush and/or AC/DC -- that was for Mike and Alicat ... )

    .. But with Taj Majal, I didn't want it to end.  Great band, that Taj Majal Trio.  They don't play TOO many notes if the song doesn't require, and are very tight.  Go see them if you can.

    He's drumming up support for his new CD, and he played for maybe 25 minutes, but it was qual-ee-tay stuff, I gotta say.

    Damn -- how OLD is he?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 31, 2008, 03:35:57 PM
    another perf I saw recently was the in-store appearance of Taj Majal

    Damn -- how OLD is he?

    per wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal_(musician))

    born May 17, 1942 (age 66)

    Also, I misspelled his name: it's "Mahal" (w an "h")

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on October 31, 2008, 04:15:17 PM
    another perf I saw recently was the in-store appearance of Taj Majal

    Damn -- how OLD is he?

    per wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal_(musician))

    born May 17, 1942 (age 66)

    Also, I misspelled his name: it's "Mahal" (w an "h")



    Did he play "Ain't Nobody's Business"?  I have a live version of that where about 2/3 in he just goes off without warning on this hystercial rap about his tricked out car - culminating in a Wolfman Jack impression - and then right back into the chorus.  Very funny.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on November 03, 2008, 08:37:17 AM
    Article in Chron lists notable shows of past 20 yrs at Slim's nightclub:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/02/PK4N13NB7I.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/02/PK4N13NB7I.DTL)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on November 03, 2008, 08:46:46 AM
    another perf I saw recently was the in-store appearance of Taj Majal

    Damn -- how OLD is he?

    per wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal_(musician))

    born May 17, 1942 (age 66)

    Also, I misspelled his name: it's "Mahal" (w an "h")



    Did he play "Ain't Nobody's Business"?  I have a live version of that where about 2/3 in he just goes off without warning on this hystercial rap about his tricked out car - culminating in a Wolfman Jack impression - and then right back into the chorus.  Very funny.

    I don't recall that one, but it's possible.  I'm hoping Amoeba will eventually put up the video they shot. 
    Also, Taj will be back in the bay area at Yoshi's Oakland Dec 19-21..! (http://www.tajblues.com/calendar/calendar.php?month=12&year=2008)
    Title: Wake The Dead 11-1-08 Freight And Salvage, Berkeley
    Post by: ggould on November 03, 2008, 09:31:32 AM
    had a great time Saturday night.  Went in a group of 8 in a van, just like 35 years ago trekking to Winterland!  I'd never been to F&S before, in the 40 years it's been around.

    Wake The Dead 11-1-08
    Freight And Salvage, Berkeley
    Set 1
    Cumberland Blues
    Scarlet Begonias
    Box of Rain
    Deal
    Can't Let Go (Lucinda Williams song)
    New Speedway Boogie
    Black Muddy River
    The Other One > tambourine solo > bagpipes from the back >
    Sugar Magnolia
    Set 2
    Castin' My Spell On You (done by Johnny Otis, among others)
    White Rabbit >
    Friend of the Devil
    Bird Song > Bluebird > Bird Song
    St. Stephen
    Farewell Angelina
    U. S. Blues
    China Cat Sunflower >
    Bertha
    Encore
    Down the Day
    The Dolphins (Fred Neil)
    Goodnight
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on November 04, 2008, 11:24:29 AM
    Went with Wayback to see the Experience Hendrix show last night at the Masonic.  Not much time to post right now, but two really cool things:  A) we were able to hook up with Tinka-Cat for a beer & some wings before the show - had a great chat, & made sure that Tinka + GF will be invited to future get-togethers.  B) we had seats around to the right side of the stage, but only 4 rows back, and most of the performers entered & exited less than 20 ft from us.  So at the end, as they trickled backstage I got to say thanks to & shake hands with Brad Whitford, Robbie Krieger & Mitch Mitchell.   :o :D :o
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on November 10, 2008, 01:40:51 PM
    Has anyone heard the new Boz Scaggs covers?  He's doing a few jazz sets at the nearby Blue Note this week, and I'm wondering if it's a must-see/must-hear.  I find in general that I like his songs in spite of his voice rather than because of it, but maybe it works better in the blues-jazz medium?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on November 10, 2008, 06:18:04 PM
    Has anyone heard the new Boz Scaggs covers?  He's doing a few jazz sets at the nearby Blue Note this week, and I'm wondering if it's a must-see/must-hear.  I find in general that I like his songs in spite of his voice rather than because of it, but maybe it works better in the blues-jazz medium?
    jeez!  I don't know what to say.  Sounds like a don't-miss show, but if you don't like his voice...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on November 10, 2008, 11:04:45 PM
    Has anyone heard the new Boz Scaggs covers?  He's doing a few jazz sets at the nearby Blue Note this week, and I'm wondering if it's a must-see/must-hear.  I find in general that I like his songs in spite of his voice rather than because of it, but maybe it works better in the blues-jazz medium?
    jeez!  I don't know what to say.  Sounds like a don't-miss show, but if you don't like his voice...

    I recall in the piece on Boz that ran in the Chron a few weeks back, it was mentioned he uses a different vocal range and style for these songs than he does on his older catalog tunes, or the bluesier stuff he's done lately.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/DDL613GP4R.DTL&hw=Boz+Scaggs&sn=001&sc=1000

    Read the section under the subhed "Mastering the standards". It sounds like you might not be hearing the Boz you're accustomed to. And his band sounds killer, too. Both reeds player Paul McCandless (ex of Oregon--the band, not the state) and bassist Steve Rodby (formerly of Pat Metheny's band) are great players. I'd take the chance on this one, if it were me.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on November 11, 2008, 09:16:50 AM
    I saw a group called The Tiger Lillies a couple Fridays ago at the Swedish American Hall in SF.  These three guys play a brand of bawdy, profane and dark cabaret that might not be for everyone on this board, and my GF is the real fan in this household (our cat might be, too), but I went b/c they do put on a good show.  The main singer/songwriter wears greasepaint, sings in either a falsetto or a guttural throaty voice, plays piano, accordion and something he called the banjolin (cross b/w banjo and mandolin)  and the themes on their new album (they've been recording since the mid 90s) are bitter crack whores, regular crack whores an spiteful whores who smoke crack.  OK, that's a stretch, but he doesn't hold back w the graphic lyrics and subject matter.  Let's just say hey have waay more in common w Tom Waits and the Weimar Republic than Dave Matthews and Lollapalooza.

    The singer had to read a few of his newest lyrics, though, and that got distracting in those few moments when he lost his place. But for the most part, it was pretty dang fun.  If you ever get a chance to see them, I'd say check em out!

    Title: Faces to re-form
    Post by: urth on November 13, 2008, 02:38:22 PM
    I guess every band reforms sooner or later (except maybe the Ramones). Rod says he and Woody are game, but Mac and Kenney aren't mentioned by name.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/launch/20081112/en_launch/61860982

    Still, I'd pay a few quid to see 'em.
    Title: Re: Faces to re-form
    Post by: RGMike on November 13, 2008, 03:19:06 PM
    I guess every band reforms sooner or later (except maybe the Ramones). Rod says he and Woody are game, but Mac and Kenney aren't mentioned by name.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/launch/20081112/en_launch/61860982

    Still, I'd pay a few quid to see 'em.

    "I. Wish. I knew what I know now... when I was younger..."
    Title: Re: Faces to re-form
    Post by: Tinka Cat on November 13, 2008, 04:03:02 PM
    I guess every band reforms sooner or later (except maybe the Ramones). Rod says he and Woody are game, but Mac and Kenney aren't mentioned by name.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/launch/20081112/en_launch/61860982

    Still, I'd pay a few quid to see 'em.
    it does mention "all the original members" though.  What a surprise that they ignore Jones, b/c his stint w the who was fairly significant and you would think they could time to mention THAT.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on November 13, 2008, 05:20:07 PM
    (except maybe the Ramones).

    and Alice in Chains. (I pray)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on November 13, 2008, 08:30:57 PM
    (except maybe the Ramones).

    and Alice in Chains. (I pray)

    nor the Beatles!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on November 13, 2008, 09:37:00 PM
    (except maybe the Ramones).

    and Alice in Chains. (I pray)

    nor the Beatles!

    nor ABBA!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on November 14, 2008, 05:11:02 AM
    (except maybe the Ramones).

    and Alice in Chains. (I pray)

    nor the Beatles!

    nor ABBA!

    thank gott in himmel!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on November 14, 2008, 09:12:02 AM
    (except maybe the Ramones).

    and Alice in Chains. (I pray)

    Didn't the lead singer die?  He's now a man in a box, eh?

    ETA:  oh, wait... is that the joke here...?  nevermind.
    Title: Re: Faces to re-form
    Post by: Wayback on November 14, 2008, 09:46:35 AM
    I guess every band reforms sooner or later (except maybe the Ramones). Rod says he and Woody are game, but Mac and Kenney aren't mentioned by name.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/launch/20081112/en_launch/61860982
    Still, I'd pay a few quid to see 'em.
    Rod Stewart confirms the Faces reunion:
    http://www.pr-inside.com/stewart-confirms-the-faces-reunion-r913856.htm (http://www.pr-inside.com/stewart-confirms-the-faces-reunion-r913856.htm)
    Title: Re: Faces to re-form
    Post by: urth on November 14, 2008, 11:43:44 AM
    I guess every band reforms sooner or later (except maybe the Ramones). Rod says he and Woody are game, but Mac and Kenney aren't mentioned by name.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/launch/20081112/en_launch/61860982
    Still, I'd pay a few quid to see 'em.
    Rod Stewart confirms the Faces reunion:
    http://www.pr-inside.com/stewart-confirms-the-faces-reunion-r913856.htm (http://www.pr-inside.com/stewart-confirms-the-faces-reunion-r913856.htm)

    Glad to see they're giving it a go. I'd guess Rod and Woody would be the two who would have to be convinced to do it, being as they're the most successful of the surviving members. Mac and Kenney haven't starved, but they're not nearly as active as the other two. Wonder if it'll be the non-stop rolling party it was when they were in their heyday?

    Had to snicker at that article referring to them as "'70s supergroup." They were great, but hardly viewed as a supergroup back then. They toured endlessly, mainly played small to medium size halls here in the states, and struggled in the shadow of the Stones. Their stock rose when Rod came to the States and his solo career took off, and Woody was cherry-picked by the Stones to take Mick Taylor's guitar chair. Of course, that was the death knell of the band, too.

    Btw, Ian McLagan's book All the Rage is a great read.
    Title: KRMIA
    Post by: urth on November 20, 2008, 12:23:13 AM
    I just heard about this local (Portland) band called KMRIA. Fans of James Joyce will recognize that acronym from Ulysses, in which it is said to stand for "kiss my royal Irish arse." Anyway, the band is made up of a couple of Decemberists, Scott McCaughey of Minus 5, a couple of Eels, and several other local musicians, and all they play is Pogues songs. And they only play around St. Paddy's Day and Christmas. So you can imagine what the shows are probably like. Lovely, loud, sloppy, drunken debauch. I think I gotta go see 'em, at least once.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=119252841
    Title: Re: Faces to re-form
    Post by: Tinka Cat on November 20, 2008, 09:09:56 AM
    Btw, Ian McLagan's book All the Rage is a great read.

    I heard Ian on some radio show (Fresh Air?) and he recounted how the Grateful Dead approached him to play keyboards for the band (maybe Keith Godchaux has just left?).  Ian knew it would be an easy gig, guaranteed work, good money, but he said no b/c he couldn't deal w the tedious music!   :o   
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on December 02, 2008, 08:55:06 AM
    AC/DC tonight. You KNOW I'm excited!!!!!!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on December 03, 2008, 09:36:42 AM
    AC/DC tonight. You KNOW I'm excited!!!!!!
    Great night. Band only playing these two shows in N. Cal and on to 2 in So Cal. Great energy, great showmanship, great crowd. A few new Black Ice tracks and classics a plenty. Angus and Brian really look they have a blast performing.

    The Answer, http://www.theanswer.ie/home.html opened. Good band. Have had their disc on my wish list for a year and never got around to getting it so this was a treat.

    Parking at Arena $25! wtf!? Big bucks being made there.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 04, 2008, 10:27:00 AM
    AC/DC tonight. You KNOW I'm excited!!!!!!
    Great night. Band only playing these two shows in N. Cal and on to 2 in So Cal. Great energy, great showmanship, great crowd. A few new Black Ice tracks and classics a plenty. Angus and Brian really look they have a blast performing.

    The Answer, http://www.theanswer.ie/home.html opened. Good band. Have had their disc on my wish list for a year and never got around to getting it so this was a treat.

    Parking at Arena $25! wtf!? Big bucks being made there.

    Peter Hartlaub review:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/03/DD7014GR3N.DTL

    Quote
    Lead guitarist Angus Young, in particular, is built kind of like Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" - and we mean that in a good way.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on December 04, 2008, 10:50:31 AM
    AC/DC tonight. You KNOW I'm excited!!!!!!
    Great night. Band only playing these two shows in N. Cal and on to 2 in So Cal. Great energy, great showmanship, great crowd. A few new Black Ice tracks and classics a plenty. Angus and Brian really look they have a blast performing.

    The Answer, http://www.theanswer.ie/home.html opened. Good band. Have had their disc on my wish list for a year and never got around to getting it so this was a treat.

    Parking at Arena $25! wtf!? Big bucks being made there.

    Peter Hartlaub review:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/03/DD7014GR3N.DTL

    Quote
    Lead guitarist Angus Young, in particular, is built kind of like Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" - and we mean that in a good way.

    Hell ya it was great.
    Quote
    he knew that his band was charging $90 for tickets during a recession, and he wanted to apologize the only way he knew how - with a five-minute face-melting guitar solo
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on December 04, 2008, 07:27:10 PM
    It happened this week...
    Stones Insider Pins Altamont Fracas on Cops
    On Dec 6, 1969, four people died at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California. One of the victims was stabbed by a Hell's Angel.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081205/en_nm/us_stones_1 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081205/en_nm/us_stones_1)

    and a related item:
    Baird Bryant, the revered documentary filmmaker/cinematographer who captured the stabbing at the Rolling Stones' Altamont show in California in 1969, died Nov 18, 2008. He was 80.
    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/filmmaker%20bryant%20dead_1086864 (http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/filmmaker%20bryant%20dead_1086864)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 11, 2008, 09:43:27 AM
    Saw Los Lobos at the Filmore last Friday night.  They rocked the joint.  My buddy says this was more thier rocker edition, rather than the more latino flavored show they sometimes do, depending upon the audience (theory).  They closed with a long, rockin' version of "Dear Mr. Fantasy" that was a joy to behold.

    David Lindley opened, just him, a microphone and several stringed instruments.  One was a guitar, but I'm not sure on the others -- a mandolin on steroids and what might have been a lute?  I don't know.  But he's talented little hobbit-man (he could have been an extra in TLOTR without going to makeup), technically amazing, if a little dull.

    (http://image.listen.com/img/356x237/2/7/7/5/995772_356x237.jpg)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on December 11, 2008, 10:00:17 AM
    David Lindley opened
    (http://image.listen.com/img/356x237/2/7/7/5/995772_356x237.jpg)

    what sort of shoes was mr. dave wearing?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on December 11, 2008, 10:05:28 AM
    David Lindley opened

    what sort of shoes was mr. dave wearing?


    shoes that look like hairy feet?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 11, 2008, 10:09:20 AM
    David Lindley opened
    (http://image.listen.com/img/356x237/2/7/7/5/995772_356x237.jpg)

    what sort of shoes was mr. dave wearing?

    The filmore isn't a great venue for checking out the footwear of the artists.  Unless you are upstairs.  So I never saw his feet.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on December 11, 2008, 10:14:29 AM
    Saw Los Lobos at the Filmore last Friday night.  They rocked the joint.  My buddy says this was more thier rocker edition, rather than the more latino flavored show they sometimes do, depending upon the audience (theory).  They closed with a long, rockin' version of "Dear Mr. Fantasy" that was a joy to behold.

    David Lindley opened, just him, a microphone and several stringed instruments.  One was a guitar, but I'm not sure on the others -- a mandolin on steroids and what might have been a lute?  I don't know.  But he's talented little hobbit-man (he could have been an extra in TLOTR without going to makeup), technically amazing, if a little dull.

    (http://image.listen.com/img/356x237/2/7/7/5/995772_356x237.jpg)
    sounds like a great show.  Perhaps it was an off night, as dull is not a word I think of for DL.  His lap steel work on some of the early Jackson Browne recordings can bring me to tears, and his Tele solo on Wooden Ships when I saw the Crosby/Nash band live an eon ago was jaw-dropping. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 11, 2008, 10:28:20 AM
    sounds like a great show.  Perhaps it was an off night, as dull is not a word I think of for DL.  His lap steel work on some of the early Jackson Browne recordings can bring me to tears, and his Tele solo on Wooden Ships when I saw the Crosby/Nash band live an eon ago was jaw-dropping. 

    Or maybe I wasn't in the mood quite yet.  Takes some time (and a couple of adult beverages) to transition from the workday to concert mode.  He had mad skills, but wasn't reaching me somehow. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on December 22, 2008, 10:30:03 AM
    So I went to the Sharks game Sat nite, and the jumbotron outside HP Pavilion is flashing ads fro upcoming events: Celine Dion, Britney, etc. But one concert catches my eye: Jeff Dunham. Whothehell goes to a hockey rink to see... a ventriloquist? Yeah he's amusing on TV but... in an arena? WTF? Kinda like seeing a magician do card tricks at AT&T Park.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on December 22, 2008, 11:27:08 AM
    So I went to the Sharks game Sat nite, and the jumbotron outside HP Pavilion is flashing ads fro upcoming events: Celine Dion, Britney, etc. But one concert catches my eye: Jeff Dunham. Whothehell goes to a hockey rink to see... a ventriloquist? Yeah he's amusing on TV but... in an arena? WTF? Kinda like seeing a magician do card tricks at AT&T Park.



    heh, I'm sure most people who go to this will be watching the jumbotron (or whatever other huge-ass monitors they have set up) to see the magic that is Jeff Dunham.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on December 22, 2008, 12:27:02 PM
    Last week I saw Mercury Rev at the Independent in SF.   Very loud and bright show.  It's a small club, but these guys bring enough lights and projection gear to be able to light up a larger stage.  However, they're kind of an acquired taste, and to my knowledge have never been really popular, so two nights at the Independent is a good thing. 

    They've been around since the late 80s, but my first exposure to them came maybe 3-4 years ago when I heard their song "The Dark Is Rising" on KUSF (or maybe some internet radio station) and I thought, "gee I really like this song, the bombastic strings, the melodramatic structure and uber-romantic lyrics sung by this guy's head voice/falsetto" ...

    I dug a little deeper and discovered that David Fridmann helped form the group.  He produces lots of "indie" stuff (I actually hate that term, and I'm sorry I just used it) including The Flaming Lips -- so being a Lips fan, the deal was sealed. 

    Their music was synched to a film clip/montage projection presentation that filled the wall behind the five piece band: wall of noise guitar, keys, excellent bass player (played sans pick, thank you very much) and drummer who liked to rock out.  The singer, Jonzthan Donahue, sings w a high "head" voice that will sometimes go falsetto (as opposed to your normal chest voice), and likes to sort of conduct the other guys with these wizard-like arm gestures (think of someone like Harry Potter throwing fireballs w both hands and shouting "Sha-Zam!").  They have an unabashed dramatic style, lyrics that may not go too deep, but they want to set a transformative feeling and mood, and give whatever substances you may be on a nice, loud place to explore.  I drank water.

    The Duke Spirit opened.  Super cool band, lots of coolness in the attitudes, but they're great.  they do a sort of shoegazey/velvets/Bjork thing -- the singer's cheekbones could cut glass (and she knows it). 

    It was a fine time, and I know at least one person here (urth) who wanted to go, so I wrote this w him in mind...  :)

    happy hanukah!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on December 22, 2008, 03:54:35 PM
    Excellent account of the show, TC--thanks for the blow-by-blow. Sounds like you made the most of it. I've enjoyed them immensely the times I've seen 'em, but haven't managed to for several years. They're quite popular in Europe, but haven't broken thru here in the US, and in fact seem to be going the other direction (they played Bimbo's and the Fillmore when I've seen em, so the Independent is a step down the ladder capacity-wise).

    If anyone's into checking them out, I'd recommend All Is Dream, which has been out 7-8 years or so I think. They're kind of psychedelic/prog, and as TC said, the singer is kind of a trip in an ethereal sort of way.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on January 13, 2009, 05:55:17 PM
    Fleetwood Mac will tour in 2009, first time in five years. 16 dates announced so far, starting March 1 in Pittsburgh.  No West Coast dates yet, stay tuned at
    http://www.fleetwoodmac.com/ (http://www.fleetwoodmac.com/)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on January 14, 2009, 11:08:09 PM
    Fleetwood Mac will tour in 2009, first time in five years. 16 dates announced so far, starting March 1 in Pittsburgh.  No West Coast dates yet, stay tuned at
    http://www.fleetwoodmac.com/ (http://www.fleetwoodmac.com/)
    I saw Lindsey last year at the Mtn Winery. Good show. Maybe he was warming up for the Fmac tour?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on January 15, 2009, 03:42:10 PM
    Hey prog fans (Mshray, yessongs) -- anyone else considering Yes at the fillmore, Monday March 2?  I will be there.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on January 15, 2009, 04:35:38 PM
    Hey prog fans (Mshray, yessongs) -- anyone else considering Yes at the fillmore, Monday March 2?  I will be there.

    oh..?  I didn't know about this.  I am considering it now.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on January 15, 2009, 09:11:08 PM
    Hey prog fans (Mshray, yessongs) -- anyone else considering Yes at the fillmore, Monday March 2?  I will be there.

    oh..?  I didn't know about this.  I am considering it now.

    Yes at the Fillmore? Wow, in that room this has serious potential. Keep in mind however, this is Yes without Jon Anderson, who has been waylaid by some health issues and cannot tour. They've found a soundalike Jon and are continuing on without him, but I am told it ain't quite the same. However, as in the past, Yes has always held that no one in that band is irreplaceable. For instance, when Trevor Horne and Geoff Downes sat in for Anderson and Rick Wakeman for one album and tour, or when Steve Howe was commited to playing in Asia (the band, not the continent), so they got the thoroughly insipid Trevor Rabin to take over on guitar. In fact, I think the one member who has NEVER been replaced even temporarily is Chris Squire, although Alan White has been their drummer since Bill Bruford quit in the early 70s. (ABWH notwithstanding of course.)

    All that said, I'd still go, so long as tickets are under $60 apiece.
    Title: All the Old Dudes
    Post by: urth on January 16, 2009, 12:56:53 PM
    Add to the list of 70s rock bands staging reunions: Mott the Hoople.
    http://www.ianhunter.com/
    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/01/16/mott-the-hoople-reuniting-for-40th-anniversary-concerts/
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on January 16, 2009, 01:58:15 PM
    Hey prog fans (Mshray, yessongs) -- anyone else considering Yes at the fillmore, Monday March 2?  I will be there.

    oh..?  I didn't know about this.  I am considering it now.

    Yes at the Fillmore? Wow, in that room this has serious potential. Keep in mind however, this is Yes without Jon Anderson, who has been waylaid by some health issues and cannot tour. They've found a soundalike Jon and are continuing on without him, but I am told it ain't quite the same. However, as in the past, Yes has always held that no one in that band is irreplaceable. For instance, when Trevor Horne and Geoff Downes sat in for Anderson and Rick Wakeman for one album and tour, or when Steve Howe was commited to playing in Asia (the band, not the continent), so they got the thoroughly insipid Trevor Rabin to take over on guitar. In fact, I think the one member who has NEVER been replaced even temporarily is Chris Squire, although Alan White has been their drummer since Bill Bruford quit in the early 70s. (ABWH notwithstanding of course.)

    All that said, I'd still go, so long as tickets are under $60 apiece.

    you're in luck: they're $59.50

    ... and they're billed as "Howe, Squire & White of Yes (http://tickets.livenation.com/cgi-bin/tickets.htm?fun=tdetailb&doc=detailb&key=328$854&eid=402093&oid=793F26403F31583F3F3703A3F7C53E76543C3F&lnsite=new&referer_info=402093)"
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on January 26, 2009, 11:26:57 AM
    For you country types, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen will be at Yoshii's SF next Mon & Tue. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on January 26, 2009, 12:25:09 PM
    MJ -- the Musical?

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/cue-the-dancing-zombies-thriller-musical-in-the-works/

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on January 26, 2009, 09:27:07 PM
    Springsteen opens his "Working On A Dream" 2009 Tour at HP in San Jose April 1 (tix on sale Feb 2): http://www.backstreets.com/tour.html (http://www.backstreets.com/tour.html)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on January 27, 2009, 07:44:07 AM
    Springsteen opens his "Working On A Dream" 2009 Tour at HP in San Jose April 1 (tix on sale Feb 2): http://www.backstreets.com/tour.html (http://www.backstreets.com/tour.html)

    KFOG's giving away tix, y'know.  You have to listen to Annalisa (you phenomenal human being, you!).
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on January 27, 2009, 09:25:14 AM
    Springsteen opens his "Working On A Dream" 2009 Tour at HP in San Jose April 1 (tix on sale Feb 2): http://www.backstreets.com/tour.html (http://www.backstreets.com/tour.html)

    KFOG's giving away tix, y'know.  You have to listen to Annalisa (you phenomenal human being, you!).

    oy.. 

    they gave away Bruce tix yesterday on the 9 o'clock pop quiz.  My Three Songs (guess the connection):

    1. Bruce - Prove it  all Night
    2. Billy Joel - Moving Out
    3. Melissa Ehteredge - I'm the Only One

    No one was getting it, they went through two rounds of on air-responses. 
    Most people were saying "they're all from New Jersey?"   "They all played -- or will play the Stupor Bowl?"  Finally, the morning show crew hammered home the give-away clue by repeating "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" and then Peter said "The connections has nothing to do w the songs."

    I tried then to call in b/c I knew the answer: the artists were all born the Year Of The Ox, which started this past weekend.
    Title: Niyaz
    Post by: ggould on January 29, 2009, 09:20:52 PM
    this looks like interesting:

    https://www.radiojavan.com/tickets/event/386
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 06, 2009, 02:34:57 PM
    Going to the grand re-opening of the Fox Theater in Oakland tonight for a little Social Distortion.  Should be fun.  Revues Reviews (of the venue and the act) to come...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on February 06, 2009, 02:49:56 PM
    Going to the grand re-opening of the Fox Theater in Oakland tonight for a little Social Distortion.  Should be fun.  Revues Reviews (of the venue and the act) to come...

    I work just down the street -- sure looks great from the outside.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on February 08, 2009, 09:25:53 PM
    Going to the grand re-opening of the Fox Theater in Oakland tonight for a little Social Distortion.  Should be fun.  Revues Reviews (of the venue and the act) to come...

    Very jealous!  I loves me some Social D.  Wonder what Gaz thinks of that album of theirs that I talked him into buying at Amoeba 2 months ago?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on February 08, 2009, 09:55:06 PM
    Going to the grand re-opening of the Fox Theater in Oakland tonight for a little Social Distortion.  Should be fun.  Revues Reviews (of the venue and the act) to come...

    Very jealous!  I loves me some Social D.  Wonder what Gaz thinks of that album of theirs that I talked him into buying at Amoeba 2 months ago?
    I woulda liked to have seen/heard Social D too!
    Review?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 09, 2009, 03:29:43 PM
    Going to the grand re-opening of the Fox Theater in Oakland tonight for a little Social Distortion.  Should be fun.  Revues Reviews (of the venue and the act) to come...

    Very jealous!  I loves me some Social D.  Wonder what Gaz thinks of that album of theirs that I talked him into buying at Amoeba 2 months ago?
    I woulda liked to have seen/heard Social D too!
    Review?

    I don't have a lot of time -- let's just say Social D was awesome.  Great energy and loud, just a lot of fun.  The Fox looks great, but we didn't get there very early so I didn't get a chance to wander around much and check it out.  Pretty much rooted to a spot for most of the time I was there.  Well, not rooted, as I was bouncing up and down and head-banging.  But pretty much in one spot.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on February 17, 2009, 11:30:10 AM
    Hey, just announced:
    Jeff Beck at the Fox Theater in Oakland on April 23. General public tickets on sale this Sunday at 10am, with presale tickets on sale 2/19, 10am, through 2/21, 11:59pm.

    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood together at Oracle Arena Oakland on June 29. General public tickets go on sale March 2 at 10am, with presale tix available 2/26-28.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 20, 2009, 01:59:11 PM
    Hey, just announced:
    Jeff Beck at the Fox Theater in Oakland on April 23. General public tickets on sale this Sunday at 10am, with presale tickets on sale 2/19, 10am, through 2/21, 11:59pm.

    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood together at Oracle Arena Oakland on June 29. General public tickets go on sale March 2 at 10am, with presale tix available 2/26-28.

    I bought tickets for Jeff Beck today.  Very excited.

    In other news, the Yes (lite) tour has been cancelled, no show at the Fillmore.  Financially, I break about even.

    Might do the Clapton/Winwood show...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on February 20, 2009, 03:17:16 PM
    Hey, just announced:
    Jeff Beck at the Fox Theater in Oakland on April 23. General public tickets on sale this Sunday at 10am, with presale tickets on sale 2/19, 10am, through 2/21, 11:59pm.

    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood together at Oracle Arena Oakland on June 29. General public tickets go on sale March 2 at 10am, with presale tix available 2/26-28.

    I bought tickets for Jeff Beck today.  Very excited.

    In other news, the Yes (lite) tour has been cancelled, no show at the Fillmore.  Financially, I break about even.

    Might do the Clapton/Winwood show...

    Beck should be great--I've never seen him otherwise. Cross your fingers that Vinnie Colaiuta is on drums--he was with JB when I saw him at the Warfield a couple years ago, and he's amazing.

    This was the first I'd heard about the Yes cancellation, but a little digging revealed that Chris Squire had leg surgery on the 11th, so it would appear that the show here in PDX last Saturday didn't happen either. Bummer. But I bet there were a lot of relieved wives and girlfriends who didn't have to sit thru the show while their prog-geek husbands/boyfriends got their Yes on.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on February 20, 2009, 03:56:51 PM
    I bet there were a lot of relieved wives and girlfriends who didn't have to sit thru the show while their prog-geek husbands/boyfriends got their Yes on.
    ROTFLMAO
     ;D :D ;) :)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on February 26, 2009, 10:46:53 AM
    In case Gaz will be back in NYC by Sunday (his blog says he's "out of town" tomorrow) here's his chance to see James Franco live and in the flesh:

    http://www.wordtheatre.com/events/event.php?id=113
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on February 26, 2009, 11:56:06 AM
    In case Gaz will be back in NYC by Sunday (his blog says he's "out of town" tomorrow) here's his chance to see James Franco live and in the flesh:

    http://www.wordtheatre.com/events/event.php?id=113


    I'll be in DC for a mini college reunion ("friends are coming from Europe!").  Won't be back in time for this, alas, but thanks for the heads-up.

    PS: James Franco mentioned on the Oscar red carpet that he was reading a sarcastic book about Celine Dion's "Let's Talk About Love" album.  I know the author of that book, Carl Wilson, and got drunk with him the last night of the EMP Pop Conference last year.  Good times ...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on February 26, 2009, 12:17:49 PM
    James Franco mentioned on the Oscar red carpet that he was reading a sarcastic book about Celine Dion's "Let's Talk About Love" album.  I know the author of that book, Carl Wilson, and got drunk with him the last night of the EMP Pop Conference last year.  Good times ...

    TANC-of the Week: a guy at my gym is reading that very book; we were talking about it yesterday.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on February 27, 2009, 11:29:04 AM
    an acquaintance who hails from England mentioned the upcoming 3/24 SF Independent show by Razorlight. 

    Anyone familiar? 

    the singer, Johnny Borrell, hails from The Libertines.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on March 01, 2009, 08:45:53 PM
    an acquaintance who hails from England mentioned the upcoming 3/24 SF Independent show by Razorlight. 

    Anyone familiar? 

    the singer, Johnny Borrell, hails from The Libertines.



    I've heard two songs from them: a taking-itself-too-seriously emo anthem attempt called "America," and a mild but sweet cover of Sting's "Englishman in New York."  They seem to want to be big.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on March 04, 2009, 08:50:38 AM
    Got to Amoeba Monday night to see Chris Isaak do an in-store appearance.  I've always wanted to see him in person, so this was a treat.  The place was relatively packed, I'd say maybe 250 people there, spread out amongst the aisles.
    good times!

    He played his vintage Silvertone guitar and used a Silvertone amp (which shorted out a couple times, and Amoeba had a standby amp ready just in case.) Kenny used only a hand held snare and one brush, and provided nice backup singing and snarky quips.  It was like being on the set of the Chris Isaak Show.  He played a few songs from his new record, which seemed pretty good, but then again he doesn't necessarily stray too far from the Chris Isaak Formula.

    He played Wicked Game, which missed the twangy lead guitar and the ethereal production you hear on record, and combine that with a few "whoops!" from the audience, and I realized how awesome that recording is.  He also rushed it and broke character a bit during the song -- which was a little disappointing --  like when the long held high note at the end was coming, he asked Kenny "Are we ready for this?" and Kenny said " Go for it!"  Then again, when you've played that song LITERALLY thousands of times, you can expect a little variation and fun.  He covered Roy Orbison's "Only The Lonely" whichis a perfect fit for him, and even did a couple verses and chorus of Elvis' "Old Shep" -- an EARLY EP song about a dog -- which was prompted by the presence of a fluffy lapdog held by some soccer mom in the audience.  There was lots of goofy banter with the audience, the guy's so likeable -- and he hit all the high notes.  Men want to be him, women want to be with him -- and some men, too. 

    it was great!   I didn't buy the CD or stick around to see him do any signings-- he seemed to be taking a LONG time to come back out from the Green Room.   Perhaps he was back there getting re-energized?  Perhaps he keeps up that nice boy energy by doing some RedBull .. or maybe something more powerful?  :)  I keeed, I keeed!

    Instead I went over to the Bargain Bin and got my hands on a $1.99 copy of Frampton Comes Alive, but I put it back, saying "forgive me Bob Mayo, but I can download this."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 04, 2009, 08:57:55 AM
    Got to Amoeba Monday night to see Chris Isaak do an in-store appearance... 

    TANC, I caught about 15 mins of his new TV show on the Biography Channel the other nite. He was interviewing Trisha "I totally stole Garth Brooks away from his wife" Yearwood. It really is a rip of what Elvis C is doing on Sundance, except it's on film instead of tape and there's no audience. And I thought "Chris is getting old and he's not going to age well."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on March 04, 2009, 10:43:54 AM
    Got to Amoeba Monday night to see Chris Isaak do an in-store appearance... 

    TANC, I caught about 15 mins of his new TV show on the Biography Channel the other nite. He was interviewing Trisha "I totally stole Garth Brooks away from his wife" Yearwood. It really is a rip of what Elvis C is doing on Sundance, except it's on film instead of tape and there's no audience. And I thought "Chris is getting old and he's not going to age well."

    yeah, he's 56 years old and a surfer, out in the sun a lot.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on March 05, 2009, 07:54:18 PM
    Unwigged & Unplugged Tour! Comedy legends and some-time musicians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer will be at The Paramount in Oakland on April 22, performing songs from their films Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.  Check out their website: www.unwigged.com (http://www.unwigged.com)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on March 05, 2009, 08:02:38 PM
    Hey, who here is going to see Paul & Ringo headline a show at Radio City:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7924392.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7924392.stm)

    Plus, new Beatle videogame due 9/9; should be a huge seller!
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090305/en_nm/us_beatles_videogame_1 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090305/en_nm/us_beatles_videogame_1)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 05, 2009, 08:39:17 PM
    Unwigged & Unplugged Tour! Comedy legends and some-time musicians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer will be at The Paramount in Oakland on April 22, performing songs from their films Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.  Check out their website: www.unwigged.com (http://www.unwigged.com)

    Weren't Guest, McKean & Shearer their own opening act during the last Spinal Tap tour, performing as their characters from (what would later become) A Mighty Wind?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on March 05, 2009, 10:25:14 PM
    Unwigged & Unplugged Tour! Comedy legends and some-time musicians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer will be at The Paramount in Oakland on April 22, performing songs from their films Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.  Check out their website: www.unwigged.com (http://www.unwigged.com)

    Weren't Guest, McKean & Shearer their own opening act during the last Spinal Tap tour, performing as their characters from (what would later become) A Mighty Wind?

    Yep, saw 'em at the Warfield opening for themselves as The Folksmen in about 2001. Catherine O'Hara was in absentia.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on March 06, 2009, 10:51:41 AM
    Unwigged & Unplugged Tour! Comedy legends and some-time musicians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer will be at The Paramount in Oakland on April 22, performing songs from their films Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.  Check out their website: www.unwigged.com (http://www.unwigged.com)

    It's turning out to be a good day. Just scored what I think are front row seats for their Portland show next month. Woohoo!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 06, 2009, 10:57:05 AM
    Unwigged & Unplugged Tour! Comedy legends and some-time musicians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer will be at The Paramount in Oakland on April 22, performing songs from their films Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.  Check out their website: www.unwigged.com (http://www.unwigged.com)

    It's turning out to be a good day. Just scored what I think are front row seats for their Portland show next month. Woohoo!

    DUUUUDE!  We want pictures for sure!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on March 11, 2009, 09:16:30 PM
    Rod Stewart coming to San Jose Aug 4
    Presale tomorrow at 10am, password: FOREVER

    forever young? Nah
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on March 11, 2009, 09:33:28 PM
    And the Allman Brothers (not the Osmond Bros) are coming to the new Fox Theater in Oakland on May 12-13. Tix on sale this Sunday 10am, but presale tickets Thurs 3/12, 10am, through Sat 3/14, 11:59pm. See: www.ticketmaster.com/promo/fl6hok. Password: ramblin
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on March 11, 2009, 09:39:25 PM
    Rod Stewart coming to San Jose Aug 4
    Presale tomorrow at 10am, password: FOREVER
    forever young? Nah
    I saw him there a couple years ago (in the round; actually quite a fun show).  By the way, I have a Kramer Focus electric guitar, hand signed by Rod Stewart for sale, $250. Contact me thru the Members link if you'd like more info.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 12, 2009, 07:47:29 AM
    Yes, Tom Wopat can sing. Seriously.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/arts/music/12wopa.html?_r=1&ref=theater
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on March 16, 2009, 09:03:17 PM
    I saw the Ting Tings tonight.  From their videos you might think they were all electropop programming, but they were LIVE LIVE ALL THE WAY LIVE; the cute guy beats the living hell out of his drums while the equally cute girl plays guitar as she shouts her lyrics.  They played other instruments too, and had a brass section for a few numbers.  Their energy level was a complete and utter delight.

    Too bad their opening act, HotTub, was a complete and utter trainwreck.

    Still well worth it.  Especially since I was in the attractive company of my workout partner.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2009, 11:42:39 AM
    Green Day: the Musical!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/theater/30berk.html?ref=theater
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on March 30, 2009, 12:24:08 PM
    Green Day: the Musical!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/theater/30berk.html?ref=theater

    Not only that: If you read thru the article, it mentions that Berkeley Rep is also staging a musical theater adaptation of Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend album this fall. ?!?!?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2009, 12:46:32 PM
    Green Day: the Musical!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/theater/30berk.html?ref=theater

    Not only that: If you read thru the article, it mentions that Berkeley Rep is also staging a musical theater adaptation of Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend album this fall. ?!?!?

    I also noted that Quadrophenia opens on the London stage this spring.

    I'm excited that the guy staging American Idiot is the guy who did Spring Awakening. Dunno how many here got to see SA when it played SF last year, but I saw in on B'way in 2007 and was quite blown away. Several of the best songs in it are quite Green Day-ish (one called "The Bitch of Life" and another called -- really -- "You're Fucked"), so the director's interest in Idiot makes perfect sense.  I know Gaz doesn't do much musical thater, but by now I'm sure SA is at the half-price TKTS booth and it's well worth a visit.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 13, 2009, 10:23:53 AM
    Green Day is playing the Fox in Oakland tomorrow night.  Tickets on sale at 5pm tonight, 2 ticket limit.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on April 16, 2009, 09:04:50 AM
    I saw the Derek Trucks Band last night at the Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center on Sutter and Van Ness (btw, is this room the famed Avalon Ballroom from the 60s?).   He's a great slide guitarist in the Duane Allman vein -- in fact I think he toured w the Allman Brothers.  I didn't really know his music that well, but I knew what to expect. 

    He is fast, and he has a great band assembled, but after a while the whole jamminess of it gets a little tedious for me. He doesn't do much other than stand there looking a little hunched and awkward and playing slide guitar better than probably anyone else alive, but I was ready to leave after 90 minutes.  Then they brought out special guest Carlos Santana and he played w them for another half hour.. sah-weet!  a nice evening: drinks at McTeague's on Polk, then a little Indian food at Shalimar on Polk, then we traipsed over the venue for the guitar godliness.  ... And I rode my bike home in case you were wondering. :)

    btw: the venue apparently does not have any free water: the bar sells bottles of water ($3) and there's no water fountain available.  Is this even legal?  I will send GoldenVoice a complaint.   

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 16, 2009, 09:18:19 AM
    I saw the Derek Trucks Band last night at the Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center on Sutter and Van Ness (btw, is this room the famed Avalon Ballroom from the 60s?).   He's a great slide guitarist in the Duane Allman vein -- in fact I think he toured w the Allman Brothers.  I didn't really know his music that well, but I knew what to expect. 

    He is fast, and he has a great band assembled, but after a while the whole jamminess of it gets a little tedious for me. He doesn't do much other than stand there looking a little hunched and awkward and playing slide guitar better than probably anyone else alive, but I was ready to leave after 90 minutes.  Then they brought out special guest Carlos Santana and he played w them for another half hour.. sah-weet!  a nice evening: drinks at McTeague's on Polk, then a little Indian food at Shalimar on Polk, then we traipsed over the venue for the guitar godliness.  ... And I rode my bike home in case you were wondering. :)

    btw: the venue apparently does not have any free water: the bar sells bottles of water ($3) and there's no water fountain available.  Is this even legal?  I will send GoldenVoice a complaint.   



    Ooh, bonus guitarist.  Sounds great.  Trucks was a member of ABB for a while.  Totally understand the jamminess overload, I've experienced it with the ABB more than once (and will again in May).  Sometimes you need to end the damn song!

    And you know, in California, you can get a DUI on your bicycle.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on April 16, 2009, 09:46:52 AM
    I saw the Derek Trucks Band last night at the Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center on Sutter and Van Ness (btw, is this room the famed Avalon Ballroom from the 60s?).   

    Yes, the Grand was once known as the Avalon. In the meantime, for several decades it was the Regency II movie theater.

    And not having water available for free may not be illegal, but it's pretty damn chintzy. Even the Fillmore, where they charge above market rate for EVERYTHING (except the apples, which, last I checked, were still free), has a big cistern at the end of the main bar with a stack of paper cups. Help yourself.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on April 16, 2009, 09:58:22 AM
    I saw the Derek Trucks Band last night at the Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center on Sutter and Van Ness (btw, is this room the famed Avalon Ballroom from the 60s?).   He's a great slide guitarist in the Duane Allman vein -- in fact I think he toured w the Allman Brothers.  I didn't really know his music that well, but I knew what to expect. 

    He is fast, and he has a great band assembled, but after a while the whole jamminess of it gets a little tedious for me. He doesn't do much other than stand there looking a little hunched and awkward and playing slide guitar better than probably anyone else alive, but I was ready to leave after 90 minutes.  Then they brought out special guest Carlos Santana and he played w them for another half hour.. sah-weet!  a nice evening: drinks at McTeague's on Polk, then a little Indian food at Shalimar on Polk, then we traipsed over the venue for the guitar godliness.  ... And I rode my bike home in case you were wondering. :)

    btw: the venue apparently does not have any free water: the bar sells bottles of water ($3) and there's no water fountain available.  Is this even legal?  I will send GoldenVoice a complaint.   



    Ooh, bonus guitarist.  Sounds great.  Trucks was a member of ABB for a while.  Totally understand the jamminess overload, I've experienced it with the ABB more than once (and will again in May).  Sometimes you need to end the damn song!

    And you know, in California, you can get a DUI on your bicycle.

    Trucks pretty much grew up in the ABB.  I think I heard that he was 9 or something when he first took the stage with his Uncle Butch.

    I wonder if he will show up at Kaboom, he's married to Susan Tedeschi.  And Carlos has been known to pop up on stage when Los LB's are in SF.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on April 16, 2009, 01:06:05 PM
    Green Day is playing the Fox in Oakland tomorrow night.  Tickets on sale at 5pm tonight, 2 ticket limit.

    and apparently it was quite a show -- Joel Selvin says the new material is light years ahead of even American Idiot...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/15/DDJL172UN1.DTL&type=music
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 16, 2009, 01:12:31 PM
    Green Day is playing the Fox in Oakland tomorrow night.  Tickets on sale at 5pm tonight, 2 ticket limit.

    and apparently it was quite a show -- Joel Selvin says the new material is light years ahead of even American Idiot...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/15/DDJL172UN1.DTL&type=music

    A friend actually was able to get tickets (his girlfriend had success).  He said is pretty good, though he wasn't that impressed with the new material (some good songs, but it went on too long).  But he goes into most things with a pretty negative attitude, so I take his opinions with a grain of salt.  I'm looking forward to the new release and thought AI was a work of punk-pop genius.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on April 16, 2009, 01:16:03 PM
    Green Day is playing the Fox in Oakland tomorrow night.  Tickets on sale at 5pm tonight, 2 ticket limit.

    and apparently it was quite a show -- Joel Selvin says the new material is light years ahead of even American Idiot...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/15/DDJL172UN1.DTL&type=music

    A friend actually was able to get tickets (his girlfriend had success).  He said is pretty good, though he wasn't that impressed with the new material (some good songs, but it went on too long).  But he goes into most things with a pretty negative attitude, so I take his opinions with a grain of salt.  I'm looking forward to the new release and thought AI was a work of punk-pop genius.

    A friend has seen at least 3 of the Green Day sneaks (he's pals with their road manager) and he's been raving about 'em. I am pretty anxious to hear the new mat'l myself--am in complete agreement with Rod about AI.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on April 16, 2009, 03:59:39 PM
    Green Day is playing the Fox in Oakland tomorrow night.  Tickets on sale at 5pm tonight, 2 ticket limit.

    and apparently it was quite a show -- Joel Selvin says the new material is light years ahead of even American Idiot...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/15/DDJL172UN1.DTL&type=music

    A friend actually was able to get tickets (his girlfriend had success).  He said is pretty good, though he wasn't that impressed with the new material (some good songs, but it went on too long).  But he goes into most things with a pretty negative attitude, so I take his opinions with a grain of salt.  I'm looking forward to the new release and thought AI was a work of punk-pop genius.

    A friend has seen at least 3 of the Green Day sneaks (he's pals with their road manager) and he's been raving about 'em. I am pretty anxious to hear the new mat'l myself--am in complete agreement with Rod about AI.

    I've heard parts of "Know Your Enemy" 3 times today, and I think it could be pretty awesome, but still haven't heard it front to back.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on April 20, 2009, 09:43:30 PM
    a little Indian food at Shalimar on Polk

    A place perhaps worthy of discussion on the food thread.  I used to love going there at 3 in the morning.  Great food, despite the occasional pebble in the lentils.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 23, 2009, 08:56:54 AM
    Woohoo, it's concert night!  Here's a recent review:
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    Jeff Beck wows with his guitar sleight of hand.
    The Connecticut Day [theday.com
    By Rick Koster Published on 4/13/2009

    Long after Jeff Beck and his miraculous band had finished their 85-minute set in the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Saturday, five men still sat, dumbfounded, in their front row seats in the otherwise deserted hall.

    Ricky Jay, David Copperfield, Criss Angel and Penn and Teller simply could not digest Beck's guitar sorcery. Finally, it was Teller who asked, “How the hell does he do that?”

    A sold-out crowd of us lesser mortals will be pondering the same question for days after Beck put on a carnival display of the possibilities of the electric guitar - in which any context of “showing off” was communicated with a spirit of great fun, and the sounds and technique were at all times delivered in service to the music itself.

    Now 64, with the frame and energy of someone just out of college, Beck emerged from the wings in an angel-colored outfit: white jeans tucked into white boots and a tripartite white top. And his signature crop of blooming onion hair stays the same as it ever was.

    Beck's support group was effortlessly equal to the task: all-world drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, wunderkind Australian bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, and keyboardist Jason Rebello. But “support” isn't really fair. Though Beck, inducted last week into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for the second time, is clearly a one-of-a-kind genius, his creative muse demands cooperative interplay rather than chordal backdrop over which he sets off nuclear explosions.

    Charging into the set with “Beck's Bolero,” he darted, capered, soared and dive-bombed through 19 tunes. Whether using speed-clusters of notes, slide guitar harmonics, tremolo bar-orchestrations or combinations and inventions of sounds that seemed simply not possible, Beck grinned and essentially seduced his instrument in fashions simply unimagined by other players.

    It's been years, of course, since Beck worked with vocalists, and his preferred style is closest in textbook definition to jazz-rock fusion. But the presentation skipped from a brain-melting rendition of the Beatles' “A Day in the Life” to a tenderly affectionate “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” by Charles Mingus.

    They did “Nadia” from “You Had It Coming,” “Angel” and “Brush With the Blues” from “Jeff” and, from “Guitar Shop,” “Behind the Veil” and the whammy bar/harmonics miracle of “Where Were You.” And, yes: his now-signature interpretation of Stevie Wonder's “'Cause We've Ended as Lovers” and “Blue Wind” from the “Wired” and “Blow by Blow” days.

    An out-of-left-field surprise was another highlight: a cyclonic take on Billy Cobham's “Stratus,” with Colaiuta going insane as Beck devilishly recreated guitarist Tommy Bolin's original lines.

    Not once did Beck have to tune or even change his guitar out. How is that possible? Well, frankly, nothing Jeff Beck does surprises me.

    And everything he does surprises me.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on April 23, 2009, 11:24:48 AM
    jealous, very jealous.

    ...and please confirm that he does the whole show without changing or even tuning his guitar.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on April 23, 2009, 11:40:10 AM
    jealous, very jealous.

    ...and please confirm that he does the whole show without changing or even tuning his guitar.

    I was just checking Craiglist for tickets.    I'm thinking of going....
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on April 23, 2009, 12:31:32 PM
    jealous, very jealous.

    ...and please confirm that he does the whole show without changing or even tuning his guitar.

    I was just checking Craiglist for tickets.    I'm thinking of going....

    You should, if only so I can live the experience vicariously through you and Rod. Beck is a master, and if you haven't seen him before, all the more reason to go. Btw, don't expect to see a lot of women there. :)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on April 25, 2009, 10:44:27 PM
    jealous, very jealous.

    ...and please confirm that he does the whole show without changing or even tuning his guitar.

    I was just checking Craiglist for tickets.    I'm thinking of going....

    You should, if only so I can live the experience vicariously through you and Rod. Beck is a master, and if you haven't seen him before, all the more reason to go. Btw, don't expect to see a lot of women there. :)
    Waiting for your review Rod!  A friend went, and posted this on facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=75863329123&ref=nf
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 27, 2009, 04:35:13 PM
    jealous, very jealous.

    ...and please confirm that he does the whole show without changing or even tuning his guitar.

    I was just checking Craiglist for tickets.    I'm thinking of going....

    You should, if only so I can live the experience vicariously through you and Rod. Beck is a master, and if you haven't seen him before, all the more reason to go. Btw, don't expect to see a lot of women there. :)
    Waiting for your review Rod!  A friend went, and posted this on facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=75863329123&ref=nf

    Very fine show.  Beck was shredding, the band was strong (one friend was saying that the drummer might be the best drummer he's ever seen).  The things Beck does teasing cries and moans and plain weirdness from his instrument, I don't think anyone emotes better on a guitar (at least not in the world of rock).  And to confirm for Mshray, yep, no guitar changes or tunings.  Just an hour and a half of continuous jamming.  I guess they might have retuned before the encore, but probably not.

    Geoff, the note link just redirects me to my home page on facebook...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on April 27, 2009, 10:03:52 PM
    jealous, very jealous.

    ...and please confirm that he does the whole show without changing or even tuning his guitar.

    I was just checking Craiglist for tickets.    I'm thinking of going....

    You should, if only so I can live the experience vicariously through you and Rod. Beck is a master, and if you haven't seen him before, all the more reason to go. Btw, don't expect to see a lot of women there. :)
    Waiting for your review Rod!  A friend went, and posted this on facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=75863329123&ref=nf

    Very fine show.  Beck was shredding, the band was strong (one friend was saying that the drummer might be the best drummer he's ever seen).  The things Beck does teasing cries and moans and plain weirdness from his instrument, I don't think anyone emotes better on a guitar (at least not in the world of rock).  And to confirm for Mshray, yep, no guitar changes or tunings.  Just an hour and a half of continuous jamming.  I guess they might have retuned before the encore, but probably not.

    Geoff, the note link just redirects me to my home page on facebook...


    Pretty sure the drummer was Vinnie Colaiuta, one of the many killer skinsmen to come to promininence in Frank Zappa's bands over the years. And Beck *always* gives them enough space to show off a bit and make you think "My god, that guy was the best effing drummer I've ever seen." Prior to Colaiuta I'd seen him play with Terry Bozzio (SF native and another Zappa alum) and Simon Phillips, who's a British *monster* of the double bass, played with Townshend, then the Who on the latter-day Tommy revival tour, and held down the drum chair in 801, Phil Manzanera's post-Roxy project with Brian Eno, when he was about 17. But Colaiuta is absolutely top of his field--the equal of about any other drummer you could name.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on May 01, 2009, 02:07:54 PM
    The things Beck does teasing cries and moans and plain weirdness from his instrument, I don't think anyone emotes better on a guitar (at least not in the world of rock). 


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y61-WSuwQ
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on May 04, 2009, 11:52:03 PM
    The things Beck does teasing cries and moans and plain weirdness from his instrument, I don't think anyone emotes better on a guitar (at least not in the world of rock). 


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y61-WSuwQ


    And he does most of it picking with his thumb. Amazing--and Tal Wilkenfeld on bass is pretty impressive as well. I'd never seen her play before.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on May 05, 2009, 04:57:08 PM
    The things Beck does teasing cries and moans and plain weirdness from his instrument, I don't think anyone emotes better on a guitar (at least not in the world of rock). 


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y61-WSuwQ


    And he does most of it picking with his thumb. Amazing--and Tal Wilkenfeld on bass is pretty impressive as well. I'd never seen her play before.

    Did he always look like Ron Wood? Or is that just something that happens to Brit rockers after a certain age?
    Note: Percy in the audience.

    ETA: And here's more Tai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFFRHBCPzA&feature=related
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on May 05, 2009, 11:11:30 PM

    Did he always look like Ron Wood? Or is that just something that happens to Brit rockers after a certain age?
    Note: Percy in the audience.

    I think it's mainly the hair. They've had nearly identical hairstyles for years. See also: Ian McLagan.


    ETA: And here's more Tai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFFRHBCPzA&feature=related

    Yeah, found that one among the Related Videos with the first one. Considering her age (23 now, 21 when those were shot) and that she only started playing bass six years ago, she's pretty remarkable. Also kinda hot.

    By no coincidence, I went out and bought a copy of Wired on CD this afternoon. My vinyl copy is thrashed and I had to hear Beck's original version of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat again.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on May 07, 2009, 08:44:00 AM
    In case any of you are interested in experimental electronic music and its makers:

    Quote
    The 10th annual How Weird Street Faire
    Sunday May 10, 2009
    Noon - 7pm
    Howard & 2nd Streets
    San Francisco, Earth

    Centered at:
    37°47’12.4" N
    122°23’53.7" W

    Ten stages. Ten blocks. And a MAGIC STICKER!
    All ages welcome.

    Visit the website for much more info... http://www.HowWeird.org

    The How Weird Street Faire is an experiment in creating peace, bringing together a wide range of eclectic styles and communities.

    The How Weird Street Faire showcases many different types of electronic music. The music stages are produced by local collectives and music organizations working together for peace. This year will feature stages by the Consortium of Collective Consciousness, Symbiosis, Kontrol, Sunset, Neuroweapon, Muti Music, Brass Tax, Temple, Opel, Tantra, Groove Garden, Mystic Beat Lounge, Nonstop Bhangra, Le Harem Hookah Lounge, and Earthdance. Art and decor by Anon Salon.

    In 2009, there will be ten blocks of art and celebration. There will be performances and colorful costumes, unique and creative vendors from around the world, food and drinks, and much more!

    Come prepared, and bring warm clothes for the downtown shade and wind!

    Requested donation of $10 (or $5 in costume) gets you a Magic Sticker.

    At night, the faire moves indoors to venues at the new location and nearby...

    How Weird @ Night is from 7pm to 2am
    $10 for all three venues at the faire site, or $2 off with Magic Sticker.
    21 and over with ID, get passes at any door.

    HOW WEIRD @ TEMPLE
    Produced by How Weird Street Faire and Temple Nightclub
    (Electro, Breaks, Glitch, Dubstep)
    Temple Nightclub - 540 Howard Street, San Francisco

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    Produced by the Consortium of Collective Consciousness and Outersection with Vaporvent
    (Psytrance, Downtempo)
    111 Minna Gallery - 111 Minna Street, San Francisco

    HOW WEIRD @ HARLOT
    Opel's You Can't Stop Weird
    (Breaks, Electro, Tech-house)
    Harlot - 46 Minna Street, San Francisco

    Plus, a bonus after party, only $8 (or $2 off with Magic Sticker)...

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    Produced by Bionic and Kontrol
    (House, Minimal Techno)
    Triple Crown - 1760 Market Street (at Octavia), San Francisco


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    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 12, 2009, 01:01:19 PM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on May 12, 2009, 07:52:45 PM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 13, 2009, 08:51:56 AM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?

    Yes indeed.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on May 13, 2009, 08:28:04 PM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?

    Yes indeed.
    I was definitely interested, but obviously didn't get it together.  I still haven't recovered from Sunday night's Dead gig, and would probably not survive an additional midweek jamfest.  Please file a review when you feel so inclined.  Our band is doing Ramblin' Man for our next gig at the hospital!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 14, 2009, 09:14:35 AM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?

    Yes indeed.
    I was definitely interested, but obviously didn't get it together.  I still haven't recovered from Sunday night's Dead gig, and would probably not survive an additional midweek jamfest.  Please file a review when you feel so inclined.  Our band is doing Ramblin' Man for our next gig at the hospital!

    I'm tired.  Midweek jamfests are a bad idea, unless you take the next day off work.  Show ended at about 11:40.  Don't they know I'm and old man?  Still, it was very good, and I had no problem selling the ticket at face value, and, if I were the mercenary type, could have made a few bucks.

    No Ramblin' Man, nor Blue Sky.  Probably have to see Dickie Betts to get those.

    Excellent duel guitars from Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, and all them drums kept things lively (except for the extended drum circle jam, which came late and I was fading already, so it seemed a bit excessive).  Greg doesn't get to sing a lot in these shows, but he sounded fine throughout, and especially good  on "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

    They encored with Southbound, a personal favorite they thankfully kept to a modest 7 or 8 minutes.


    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on May 14, 2009, 09:38:48 AM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?

    Yes indeed.
    I was definitely interested, but obviously didn't get it together.  I still haven't recovered from Sunday night's Dead gig, and would probably not survive an additional midweek jamfest.  Please file a review when you feel so inclined.  Our band is doing Ramblin' Man for our next gig at the hospital!

    I'm tired.  Midweek jamfests are a bad idea, unless you take the next day off work.  Show ended at about 11:40.  Don't they know I'm and old man?  Still, it was very good, and I had no problem selling the ticket at face value, and, if I were the mercenary type, could have made a few bucks.

    No Ramblin' Man, nor Blue Sky.  Probably have to see Dickie Betts to get those.

    Excellent duel guitars from Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, and all them drums kept things lively (except for the extended drum circle jam, which came late and I was fading already, so it seemed a bit excessive).  Greg doesn't get to sing a lot in these shows, but he sounded fine throughout, and especially good  on "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

    They encored with Southbound, a personal favorite they thankfully kept to a modest 7 or 8 minutes.
    thanks for the report.  No way I could've gone without taking today off!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on May 14, 2009, 09:45:42 AM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?

    Yes indeed.
    I was definitely interested, but obviously didn't get it together.  I still haven't recovered from Sunday night's Dead gig, and would probably not survive an additional midweek jamfest.  Please file a review when you feel so inclined.  Our band is doing Ramblin' Man for our next gig at the hospital!

    I'm tired.  Midweek jamfests are a bad idea, unless you take the next day off work.  Show ended at about 11:40.  Don't they know I'm and old man?  Still, it was very good, and I had no problem selling the ticket at face value, and, if I were the mercenary type, could have made a few bucks.

    No Ramblin' Man, nor Blue Sky.  Probably have to see Dickie Betts to get those.

    Excellent duel guitars from Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, and all them drums kept things lively (except for the extended drum circle jam, which came late and I was fading already, so it seemed a bit excessive).  Greg doesn't get to sing a lot in these shows, but he sounded fine throughout, and especially good  on "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

    They encored with Southbound, a personal favorite they thankfully kept to a modest 7 or 8 minutes.


    Whipping Post?

    So if Greg's not singing, who is? Or are they just doing instrumentals like Elizabeth Reed and Jessica all night long?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 14, 2009, 10:17:42 AM
    Anyone interested in the Allman Brothers this Wednesday?  A friend bailed with a bad back, so I've got an extra ticket.  Face value.

    The show is sold out, so I will be able to sell the ticket out front most likely, but in case anyone here is interested...
    are you going?

    Yes indeed.
    I was definitely interested, but obviously didn't get it together.  I still haven't recovered from Sunday night's Dead gig, and would probably not survive an additional midweek jamfest.  Please file a review when you feel so inclined.  Our band is doing Ramblin' Man for our next gig at the hospital!

    I'm tired.  Midweek jamfests are a bad idea, unless you take the next day off work.  Show ended at about 11:40.  Don't they know I'm and old man?  Still, it was very good, and I had no problem selling the ticket at face value, and, if I were the mercenary type, could have made a few bucks.

    No Ramblin' Man, nor Blue Sky.  Probably have to see Dickie Betts to get those.

    Excellent duel guitars from Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, and all them drums kept things lively (except for the extended drum circle jam, which came late and I was fading already, so it seemed a bit excessive).  Greg doesn't get to sing a lot in these shows, but he sounded fine throughout, and especially good  on "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

    They encored with Southbound, a personal favorite they thankfully kept to a modest 7 or 8 minutes.


    Whipping Post?

    So if Greg's not singing, who is? Or are they just doing instrumentals like Elizabeth Reed and Jessica all night long?

    Whipping Post was early in the first set.  Very nice.

    By not singing much, I meant by percentage -- song opens, some singing, then an extended jam, a bit more singing, more extended jamming.  And of course the instrumentals (I still can't tell Elizabeth Reed from Jessica, unless they're, so to speak, standing next to each other).  And Warren Haynes did some lead vocal too.
    Title: SF Event 6/14
    Post by: Wayback on June 14, 2009, 10:57:21 AM
    Here's a rock history event I'll be at today:
    Sunday, June 14 12:00p to 5:00p at The Old Mint Building, 88 Fifth St at Mission, SF.  The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS) in conjunction with Wolfgang’s Vault presents Backstage Pass: A Sweeping History of Rock ’n Roll at the Old Mint.  From June 10 - June 14, the Old Mint will open its doors to the public for a rare viewing of the building, including its never-before-seen extraordinary vaults, for a limited engagement exhibit of select works from Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang’s Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia.  More than 100 rarely seen historic banners, posters, photographs and videos of rock legends performing at San Francisco's top concert venues will be on display, including Carlos Santana, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few.  Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the SFMHS education programs and facilities.  Performing at this event Sunday June 14: Jefferson Starship  Website: http://www.sfhistory.org/
    Title: Re: SF Event 6/14
    Post by: Gazoo on June 14, 2009, 11:00:58 AM
    Here's a rock history event I'll be at today:
    Sunday, June 14 12:00p to 5:00p at The Old Mint Building, 88 Fifth St at Mission, SF.  The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS) in conjunction with Wolfgang’s Vault presents Backstage Pass: A Sweeping History of Rock ’n Roll at the Old Mint.  From June 10 - June 14, the Old Mint will open its doors to the public for a rare viewing of the building, including its never-before-seen extraordinary vaults, for a limited engagement exhibit of select works from Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang’s Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia.  More than 100 rarely seen historic banners, posters, photographs and videos of rock legends performing at San Francisco's top concert venues will be on display, including Carlos Santana, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few.  Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the SFMHS education programs and facilities.  Performing at this event Sunday June 14: Jefferson Starship  Website: http://www.sfhistory.org/

    Are you sticking around for the Jefferson Starship concert?  Take pics!
    Title: Re: SF Event 6/14
    Post by: Wayback on June 14, 2009, 11:04:37 AM
    Here's a rock history event I'll be at today:
    Sunday, June 14 12:00p to 5:00p at The Old Mint Building, 88 Fifth St at Mission, SF.  The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS) in conjunction with Wolfgang’s Vault presents Backstage Pass: A Sweeping History of Rock ’n Roll at the Old Mint.  From June 10 - June 14, the Old Mint will open its doors to the public for a rare viewing of the building, including its never-before-seen extraordinary vaults, for a limited engagement exhibit of select works from Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang’s Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia.  More than 100 rarely seen historic banners, posters, photographs and videos of rock legends performing at San Francisco's top concert venues will be on display, including Carlos Santana, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few.  Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the SFMHS education programs and facilities.  Performing at this event Sunday June 14: Jefferson Starship  Website: http://www.sfhistory.org/
    Are you sticking around for the Jefferson Starship concert?  Take pics!
    Will do!  You know, I met Paul Kantner back around 1991 at Vesuvio's bar in SF (next to City Lights bookstore). He came in, sat at bar, I talked with him a few moments, got his autograph on back of my business card. 
    Title: Re: SF Event 6/14
    Post by: urth on June 14, 2009, 12:22:58 PM
    Here's a rock history event I'll be at today:
    Sunday, June 14 12:00p to 5:00p at The Old Mint Building, 88 Fifth St at Mission, SF.  The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS) in conjunction with Wolfgang’s Vault presents Backstage Pass: A Sweeping History of Rock ’n Roll at the Old Mint.  From June 10 - June 14, the Old Mint will open its doors to the public for a rare viewing of the building, including its never-before-seen extraordinary vaults, for a limited engagement exhibit of select works from Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang’s Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia.  More than 100 rarely seen historic banners, posters, photographs and videos of rock legends performing at San Francisco's top concert venues will be on display, including Carlos Santana, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few.  Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the SFMHS education programs and facilities.  Performing at this event Sunday June 14: Jefferson Starship  Website: http://www.sfhistory.org/
    Are you sticking around for the Jefferson Starship concert?  Take pics!
    Will do!  You know, I met Paul Kantner back around 1991 at Vesuvio's bar in SF (next to City Lights bookstore). He came in, sat at bar, I talked with him a few moments, got his autograph on back of my business card. 

    I think I posted here a couple years ago (but it may have been before Wayback joined our ranks) about meeting Kantner while waiting for a table at the Pacific Cafe out on Geary (nod to Geoff here). He came in and waited with the rest of the hoi polloi and struck up a conversation with me and a couple of my friends, introduced himself, ("I'm Paul"), and talked about how he used to bring his daughter there years ago. Very normal, unassuming guy.
    Title: Re: SF Event 6/14
    Post by: Wayback on June 16, 2009, 07:30:25 AM
    Here's a rock history event I'll be at today:
    Sunday, June 14 12:00p to 5:00p at The Old Mint Building, 88 Fifth St at Mission, SF.  The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS) in conjunction with Wolfgang’s Vault presents Backstage Pass: A Sweeping History of Rock ’n Roll at the Old Mint.  From June 10 - June 14, the Old Mint will open its doors to the public for a rare viewing of the building, including its never-before-seen extraordinary vaults, for a limited engagement exhibit of select works from Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang’s Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia.  More than 100 rarely seen historic banners, posters, photographs and videos of rock legends performing at San Francisco's top concert venues will be on display, including Carlos Santana, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few.  Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the SFMHS education programs and facilities.  Performing at this event Sunday June 14: Jefferson Starship  Website: http://www.sfhistory.org/
    Are you sticking around for the Jefferson Starship concert?  Take pics!
    Unfortunately SFGate had the info wrong, JS played the SF Mint on June 4th (not 14th), along with Booker T, in an invitation only event.  However, it was very cool to see historic Bill Graham Productions concert banners, posters, photos displayed throughout the old Mint, including downstairs in the various vaults, a very rare opportunity to get inside those!  I did take photos of many of the displays, including a pic of me with the actual backstage door saved from the fabled Winterland Arena, thru which many many rock legends have passed!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 17, 2009, 09:25:57 PM
    Santa Cruz Beach Friday night concerts.  It's like a county fair ... at the beach!

    FRIDAY NIGHTS - June 19, 2009 through Sept 4, 2009
    TWO FREE SHOWS EACH FRIDAY
    6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand

    http://www.beachboardwalk.com/concerts/

    June 19    THE FIXX    "One Thing Leads to Another"
    June 26    SANTANA original lead singer GREGG ROLIE    "Black Magic Woman"
    July 3            THE SMITHEREENS    "A Girl Like You"
    July 10    LOVERBOY    "Working for the Weekend"
    July 17    STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas    "We Built This City"
    July 24    EDDIE MONEY    "Take Me Home Tonight"
    July 31    RAY PARKER JR.    "Ghostbusters"
    Aug 7           GREG KIHN BAND    "Jeopardy"
    Aug 14               PAPA DOO RUN RUN    "Santa Cruz" BEACH PARTY
    Aug 21              PATTY SMYTH AND SCANDAL    "The Warrior"
    Aug 28             THE SWEET    "Ballroom Blitz"
    Sept 4             THE TUBES featuring Fee Waybill    "She's a Beauty"
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on June 17, 2009, 10:20:49 PM
    Santa Cruz Beach Friday night concerts.  It's like a county fair ... at the beach!

    FRIDAY NIGHTS - June 19, 2009 through Sept 4, 2009
    TWO FREE SHOWS EACH FRIDAY
    6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand

    http://www.beachboardwalk.com/concerts/

    June 19    THE FIXX    "One Thing Leads to Another"
    June 26    SANTANA original lead singer GREGG ROLIE    "Black Magic Woman"
    July 3            THE SMITHEREENS    "A Girl Like You"
    July 10    LOVERBOY    "Working for the Weekend"
    July 17    STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas    "We Built This City"
    July 24    EDDIE MONEY    "Take Me Home Tonight"
    July 31    RAY PARKER JR.    "Ghostbusters"
    Aug 7           GREG KIHN BAND    "Jeopardy"
    Aug 14               PAPA DOO RUN RUN    "Santa Cruz" BEACH PARTY
    Aug 21              PATTY SMYTH AND SCANDAL    "The Warrior"
    Aug 28             THE SWEET    "Ballroom Blitz"
    Sept 4             THE TUBES featuring Fee Waybill    "She's a Beauty"

    Wow, a few bands there that would be worth seeing. I'd vote for Ray Parker Jr., The Sweet and El Toooobes for sure, and also the Smithereens so long as DiNizio keeps his stage banter to the music and not politics.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on June 17, 2009, 10:28:12 PM
    Santa Cruz Beach Friday night concerts.  It's like a county fair ... at the beach!

    Aug 14               PAPA DOO RUN RUN    "Santa Cruz" BEACH PARTY
    At our 40th high school reunion last year at the Boardwalk, Papa Doo Run Run was the band on Friday night, and it was a lot of fun.

    (http://gallery.me.com/ggould/100044/DSCN4128/web.jpg?ver=12190305800002)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on June 18, 2009, 09:56:00 AM
    Local band Walty is at Hotel Utah tonite, apparently they're going to re-create Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous LP in its entirety!  (They performed "Cowboy Song" on KFOG this morning.)  Why? Just because.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 19, 2009, 04:42:06 PM
    Local band Walty is at Hotel Utah tonite, apparently they're going to re-create Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous LP in its entirety!  (They performed "Cowboy Song" on KFOG this morning.)  Why? Just because.

    crap, sorry to have missed this.

    "Has anyone got a little Irish in them? Are there any girls who'd like a little more Irish in them? This is Emerald."

    Phil knew how work a crowd.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 19, 2009, 04:44:15 PM
    Elvis Costello @ Amoeba in SF!

    Monday June 22nd 12pm - San Francisco

    http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/performances/san-francisco/2009-june-22/elvis-costello/artist.html


    it'll be so crowded.   I might go if I didn't have to work.. wait, do I have to work?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 20, 2009, 08:15:57 AM
    The Stern Groove season starts tomorrow with Roberta Flack:

    http://sterngrove.org/june21_09.html

    I'll be there.  Anyone else?

    -----------------

    all the dates

    # June 21, 2009
    ROBERTA FLACK / Davell Crawford

    # June 28, 2009
    LES NUBIANS / Rupa and the April Fishes

    # July 5, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY / Inouye Jazz

    # July 12, 2009
    JOAN BAEZ / Blame Sally

    # July 19, 2009
    SERGENT GARCIA / Curumin

    # July 26, 2009
    THE LYRICS BORN RE-VIEW, THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS, AND MORE

    # August 2, 2009
    KAILASH KHER’S KAILASA / Delhi 2 Dublin

    # August 9, 2009
    TOTÓ LA MOMPOSINA / Nation Beat

    # August 16, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO BALLET / Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

    # August 23, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

    -------------

    Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
    Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. & Sloat, San Francisco
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on June 21, 2009, 10:06:32 PM
    Saw one of my all-time fave bands last night for the first time in about 7 years. The Young Fresh Fellows have a new record coming out on Yep Roc, so they did a couple of "cd release party" shows in Seattle and Portland over the weekend. I don't think they're going to hit any other cities, so this was another instance where I was really happy to be here. Was a great time--they were not nearly so drunk and sloppy as I remember them from days of yore (but then again neither was I). And they played a TON of songs from their first few records--some things I don't remember having heard them ever play back when. Really enjoyed the show, except for the fact it didn't get over until 1:30, which means I wasn't in bed til after 3, and so I am wiped out today. I'm gettin' too old to keep those kind of hours.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 22, 2009, 04:28:29 PM
    Report on Elvis Costello Amoeba Music in-store today (SJMerc blog):

    Hundreds of fans, many who had lined up for hours, packed San Francisco’s Amoeba Music at noon today to watch Elvis Costello perform a 40-minute set to promote his new slab of Americana, “Secret, Profane and Sugarcane.”....

    read it: http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2009/06/22/elvis-costello-at-amoeba-sf-with-set-list/


    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on June 22, 2009, 09:40:30 PM
    Initial names have been released for this year's HSBG. There's a few particularly notable ones--like Steve Martin and his Steep Canyon Rangers, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Mavis Staples, World Party (a personal fave), Old 97s, and lots of others. Whole list is here:

    http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/

    I'd bet Elvis Costello is added to the bill once his local dates in August are past, given the rootsy, countrified bent of his new record.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on June 22, 2009, 09:44:10 PM
    Initial names have been released for this year's HSBG. There's a few particularly notable ones--like Steve Martin and his Steep Canyon Rangers, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Mavis Staples, World Party (a personal fave), Old 97s, and lots of others. Whole list is here:

    http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/

    I'd bet Elvis Costello is added to the bill once his local dates in August are past, given the rootsy, countrified bent of his new record.

    Marianne Faithfull!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 23, 2009, 08:45:10 AM
    Initial names have been released for this year's HSBG. There's a few particularly notable ones--like Steve Martin and his Steep Canyon Rangers, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Mavis Staples, World Party (a personal fave), Old 97s, and lots of others. Whole list is here:
    http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/
    I'd bet Elvis Costello is added to the bill once his local dates in August are past, given the rootsy, countrified bent of his new record.
    Marianne Faithfull!

    Looking fwd to this, as usual.  Stalwarts Earl Skruggs and Del McCoury band are there, too.  I like gettin' my bluegrass on here.  Marianne Faithfull might be fun.  I'm sure Steve Martin will either bring out Earl Skruggs to play (if Earl wants), or perhaps Earl will bring Steve out.  They've perf'd together in some banjo supergroup iirc.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on June 23, 2009, 08:59:10 AM
    Santa Cruz Beach Friday night concerts.  It's like a county fair ... at the beach!

    in addition, you can go down there this weekend and get a woody (get yer mind outta the gutter!):

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/21/TRQC18694S.DTL&type=travel
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on June 25, 2009, 10:55:50 AM
    I'm gonna get some wood next Monday. Win wood that is. Can hardly wait. Saw him a few years back at Kaboom and he sounded great. Seen Clapton more than a few times but together with Winwood will be a real treat.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on June 26, 2009, 10:02:09 PM
    I'm gonna get some wood next Monday. Win wood that is. Can hardly wait. Saw him a few years back at Kaboom and he sounded great. Seen Clapton more than a few times but together with Winwood will be a real treat.
    I think it will be a great show.  They play guitar together real well.  During the Blind Faith sessions, they had trouble telling who was playing what licks.  That's how similar they can play.
    Title: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: ggould on June 29, 2009, 09:26:30 PM
    Alicat sent me some text messages just now!

    Quote from: Alicat
    Stevie playon low spark

    it's like a semi religious experience

    I guess she's having a good time!
    Title: Re: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: Alicat on June 30, 2009, 08:36:03 AM
    Alicat sent me some text messages just now!

    Quote from: Alicat
    Stevie playon low spark

    it's like a semi religious experience

    I guess she's having a good time!
    Wonderful time. Piss poor planning having a ball game and concert same night. Took waaaayyy tooo long to get in and park. Got into my seat at 8:25 missing the first 2 songs. Who knew they'd start on time! Security didn't even check bags or purses on the way in, just tried getting us in ASAP. Seats in Sec 102 were decent. I took a few pics and one video. I'll post somewhere later if they're decent. Clapton sounded solid, as did Winwood. I got the Traffic I hoped for. While Winwood tickled the ivories mighty purty, Low Spark ended prematurely without the vigor I expected. Not disappointed though. Eric is still one of my guitar gods and did what he does as well as ever.

    OPD was on the job. In the section to my left, three persons in 2 incidents were escorted out. This all happened before 8:45. One guy was cuffed and had about 5 OPD and 5 security assisting him up and out. Two others I think were taken just for smoking pot. I think there was zero tolerance. Must be a new Coliseum rule being enforced. I know people taken out of Madonna show for pot too.
    Title: Re: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: Tinka Cat on June 30, 2009, 08:48:50 AM
    Wonderful time. Piss poor planning having a ball game and concert same night. Took waaaayyy tooo long to get in and park. Got into my seat at 8:25 missing the first 2 songs. Who knew they'd start on time! Security didn't even check bags or purses on the way in, just tried getting us in ASAP. Seats in Sec 102 were decent. I took a few pics and one video. I'll post somewhere later if they're decent. Clapton sounded solid, as did Winwood. I got the Traffic I hoped for. While Winwood tickled the ivories mighty purty, Low Spark ended prematurely without the vigor I expected. Not disappointed though. Eric is still one of my guitar gods and did what he does as well as ever.

    that's all cool and everything, but how many Michael Jackson covers did they do?  ;)
    Title: Re: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: urth on June 30, 2009, 08:53:03 AM
    Alicat sent me some text messages just now!

    Quote from: Alicat
    Stevie playon low spark

    it's like a semi religious experience

    I guess she's having a good time!
    Wonderful time. Piss poor planning having a ball game and concert same night. Took waaaayyy tooo long to get in and park. Got into my seat at 8:25 missing the first 2 songs. Who knew they'd start on time! Security didn't even check bags or purses on the way in, just tried getting us in ASAP. Seats in Sec 102 were decent. I took a few pics and one video. I'll post somewhere later if they're decent. Clapton sounded solid, as did Winwood. I got the Traffic I hoped for. While Winwood tickled the ivories mighty purty, Low Spark ended prematurely without the vigor I expected. Not disappointed though. Eric is still one of my guitar gods and did what he does as well as ever.

    OPD was on the job. In the section to my left, three persons in 2 incidents were escorted out. This all happened before 8:45. One guy was cuffed and had about 5 OPD and 5 security assisting him up and out. Two others I think were taken just for smoking pot. I think there was zero tolerance. Must be a new Coliseum rule being enforced. I know people taken out of Madonna show for pot too.

    Wow, that's really poor planning on the part of the promoter and the house manager not to have held the curtain until most of the patrons were seated. It resulted in a lot of folks probably being pissed off for the first part of the show, and made it tough on the ushers who had to seat people in the dark while the show was going on. Not to mention the folks who were already seated but had to put up with people crawling over them to get to their seats. Who was the promoter on that one, Ali?

    As for people getting busted for smoking pot at a concert, I just shake my head. Times have sure changed since the 70s and 80s.

    Glad you had a good time.

    Btw, speaking of promoters, I saw that AEG is looking at the largest ticket refund in history, what with the cancellation of MJ's 50-show run in London in the wake of his demise, to the tune of about $85M.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bottomline/detail?entry_id=42716
    Title: Re: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: RGMike on June 30, 2009, 08:53:59 AM
    Wonderful time. Piss poor planning having a ball game and concert same night. Took waaaayyy tooo long to get in and park. Got into my seat at 8:25 missing the first 2 songs.

    They do that all the time; I went to an A's/Yankees game (one of the few guaranteed sellouts on the A's sked -- and this was pre-tarping the upper deck) on a Saturday night about 8 years ago; it was the same night as the "KFOG Summer Picnic" --also featuring Crapton -- was at the arena.
    Title: Re: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: ggould on June 30, 2009, 08:54:13 AM
    Alicat sent me some text messages just now!

    Quote from: Alicat
    Stevie playon low spark

    it's like a semi religious experience

    I guess she's having a good time!
    Wonderful time. Piss poor planning having a ball game and concert same night. Took waaaayyy tooo long to get in and park. Got into my seat at 8:25 missing the first 2 songs. Who knew they'd start on time! Security didn't even check bags or purses on the way in, just tried getting us in ASAP. Seats in Sec 102 were decent. I took a few pics and one video. I'll post somewhere later if they're decent. Clapton sounded solid, as did Winwood. I got the Traffic I hoped for. While Winwood tickled the ivories mighty purty, Low Spark ended prematurely without the vigor I expected. Not disappointed though. Eric is still one of my guitar gods and did what he does as well as ever.

    OPD was on the job. In the section to my left, three persons in 2 incidents were escorted out. This all happened before 8:45. One guy was cuffed and had about 5 OPD and 5 security assisting him up and out. Two others I think were taken just for smoking pot. I think there was zero tolerance. Must be a new Coliseum rule being enforced. I know people taken out of Madonna show for pot too.

    Wow, that's really poor planning on the part of the promoter and the house manager not to have held the curtain until most of the patrons were seated. It resulted in a lot of folks probably being pissed off for the first part of the show, and made it tough on the ushers who had to seat people in the dark while the show was going on. Not to mention the folks who were already seated but had to put up with people crawling over them to get to their seats. Who was the promoter on that one, Ali?

    As for people getting busted for smoking pot at a concert, I just shake my head. Times have sure changed since the 70s and 80s.
    I think I just heard Alicat on the radio talking about the concert!
    Title: Re: Clapton/Winwood
    Post by: Alicat on June 30, 2009, 09:02:34 PM
    Alicat sent me some text messages just now!

    Quote from: Alicat
    Stevie playon low spark

    it's like a semi religious experience

    I guess she's having a good time!
    Wonderful time. Piss poor planning having a ball game and concert same night. Took waaaayyy tooo long to get in and park. Got into my seat at 8:25 missing the first 2 songs. Who knew they'd start on time! Security didn't even check bags or purses on the way in, just tried getting us in ASAP. Seats in Sec 102 were decent. I took a few pics and one video. I'll post somewhere later if they're decent. Clapton sounded solid, as did Winwood. I got the Traffic I hoped for. While Winwood tickled the ivories mighty purty, Low Spark ended prematurely without the vigor I expected. Not disappointed though. Eric is still one of my guitar gods and did what he does as well as ever.

    OPD was on the job. In the section to my left, three persons in 2 incidents were escorted out. This all happened before 8:45. One guy was cuffed and had about 5 OPD and 5 security assisting him up and out. Two others I think were taken just for smoking pot. I think there was zero tolerance. Must be a new Coliseum rule being enforced. I know people taken out of Madonna show for pot too.

    Wow, that's really poor planning on the part of the promoter and the house manager not to have held the curtain until most of the patrons were seated. It resulted in a lot of folks probably being pissed off for the first part of the show, and made it tough on the ushers who had to seat people in the dark while the show was going on. Not to mention the folks who were already seated but had to put up with people crawling over them to get to their seats. Who was the promoter on that one, Ali?

    As for people getting busted for smoking pot at a concert, I just shake my head. Times have sure changed since the 70s and 80s.
    I think I just heard Alicat on the radio talking about the concert!
    Wasn't me. I was off to work. Did ppl have favorable comments?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on June 30, 2009, 09:36:17 PM
    I have a video of Cocaine and some pics. Getting uploaded to FB momentarily. Had a really short video of Low Spark but stopped recording in order to groove.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 01, 2009, 11:37:22 AM
    in case anyone was listening yesterday afternoon, I won M3S & tix for Lyle & his Large Band at the Mtn Winery.  That was one of the shows I most wanted to see, so I was/am stoked!

    the songs were:
    Hooters - "All You Zombies"
    Broooce - "Adam Raised A Cain"
    Burning Sensations - "Belly of the Whale"
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2009, 11:51:02 AM
    in case anyone was listening yesterday afternoon, I won M3S & tix for Lyle & his Large Band at the Mtn Winery.  That was one of the shows I most wanted to see, so I was/am stoked!

    the songs were:
    Hooters - "All You Zombies"
    Broooce - "Adam Raised A Cain"
    Burning Sensations - "Belly of the Whale"

    the connection is... Biblical stories, I'm assuming. Figures a minister's son would win!  Congrats!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on July 01, 2009, 02:58:01 PM
    in case anyone was listening yesterday afternoon, I won M3S & tix for Lyle & his Large Band at the Mtn Winery.  That was one of the shows I most wanted to see, so I was/am stoked!

    the songs were:
    Hooters - "All You Zombies"
    Broooce - "Adam Raised A Cain"
    Burning Sensations - "Belly of the Whale"
    Most excellent!
    I just lined up tix for Chickenfoot in Sept at the Greek.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 02, 2009, 12:19:55 AM
    in case anyone was listening yesterday afternoon, I won M3S & tix for Lyle & his Large Band at the Mtn Winery.  That was one of the shows I most wanted to see, so I was/am stoked!

    the songs were:
    Hooters - "All You Zombies"
    Broooce - "Adam Raised A Cain"
    Burning Sensations - "Belly of the Whale"

    the connection is... Biblical stories, I'm assuming. Figures a minister's son would win!  Congrats!

    Ha!  I even said that on the air.  "Guess it pays to be a preacher's kid after all."

    Actually it was biblical figures: Moses & Noah, Adam & Cain, Jonah respectively.  I got a busy signal almost all the way through the third song, so Annalisa must have fielded a few wrong answers or people who couldn't ID the tunes.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 05, 2009, 07:24:35 PM
    more Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/) acts have been announced.  Fri Sat & Sun Oct 2, 3 & 4. 

    The list so far:
     
     Aimee Mann
     Moonalice
     Amadou & Mariam
     Malo
     Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
     Elizabeth Cook
     The Wronglers
     Steve Earle & the Bluegrass Dukes
     The Duhks
     Allen Toussaint
     Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
     Todd Snider
     The Fireants
     Austin Lounge Lizards
     Dar Williams
     Laurie Lewis
     The Tim O'Brien Band
     Rosie Flores with Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
     Old 97's
     Jessica Lea Mayfield
     Tom Morello
     Earl Scruggs
     Dry Branch Fire Squad
     Neko Case
     Roger Knox presents the Aboriginal Country & Western Songbook
     Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
     John Prine
     Pamela Rose
     Marty Stuart
     Reckless Kelly
     The Flatlanders featuring: Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock
     Dr. Dog
     Nick Lowe
     The Claire Lynch Band
     Eliza Gilkyson
     The Brothers Comatose
     Jorma Kaukonen
     Red Wine
     MC Hammer
     The Chieftains
     Hazel Dickens
     Boz Scaggs and the Blue Velvet Band
     Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women
     Gillian Welch
     Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers
     World Party
     Robyn Hitchcock
     Mavis Staples
     Marianne Faithfull
     Robert Earl Keen
     Okkervil River
     Billy Bragg
     Rodney Crowell
     Elvis Perkins in Dearland
     Booker T. & the DBTs
     Hayes Carll
     The Del McCoury Band
     Emmylou Harris
     Doc Watson & David Holt
     Darrell Scott Band
     Abalone Dots
     ODC/Dance
     Richie Havens
     Kevin Welch
     Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin
     Marley's Ghost
     Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue
     Barefoot Nellies
     Buddy Miller
     Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
     Old Crow Medicine Show
     The Knitters
     Kimmie Rhodes
     Marshall Crenshaw
     Allison Moorer
     Little Feat
     Charlie Haden
     Billy Joe Shaver
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 06, 2009, 10:50:38 AM
    MC Hammer!?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 06, 2009, 11:07:51 AM
    MC Hammer!?

    he kickin' it REALLY old-school, y'alls!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 06, 2009, 11:19:22 AM
    MC Hammer!?

    he kickin' it REALLY old-school, y'alls!
    Hammer did Hardly Strictly last year.  And like last year, he'll be doing the Friday morning kid-centric show:

    (http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2008/10/03/mn-hardly04_ph3_0499243322.jpg)
    Preacher and Oakland rapper MC Hammer asked kids to join him
    on stage as he dances and sings.  2008.  (Michael Macor / The Chronicle)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 06, 2009, 04:12:48 PM
    more Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/) acts have been announced.  Fri Sat & Sun Oct 2, 3 & 4. 

    The list so far:
    ... Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers ...
     

    Steve better do a bluegrass version of King Tut, who will still have some relics up the road at the de Young Museum.  :)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 06, 2009, 04:20:32 PM
    big week for free music:

    Thursday went to Marin County Fair, saw a bit of Martha Davis and the Motels.  Saw her play Suddenly Last Summer, which is a great song.  She still sounds great, although "She looks like someone whose cart you'd bump into at Ross," as some wag said .. and some wag then repeated here!  :)  Berlin was also there.  Heard them play Sex (I'm A...)... it was silly. 

    Fillmore Jazz Fest yesterday, heard Kim Nalley for about a half hour. She's really good, great three peice band, too:  http://www.kimnalley.com/

    and I won tix to two shows this week: Old 97's @ Fillmore Thursday, Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ Fillmore Friday. woohoo!

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on July 06, 2009, 10:14:46 PM
    big week for free music:

    Thursday went to Marin County Fair, saw a bit of Martha Davis and the Motels.  Saw her play Suddenly Last Summer, which is a great song.  She still sounds great, although "She looks like someone whose cart you'd bump into at Ross," as some wag said .. and some wag then repeated here!  :)  Berlin was also there.  Heard them play Sex (I'm A...)... it was silly. 

    Fillmore Jazz Fest yesterday, heard Kim Nalley for about a half hour. She's really good, great three peice band, too:  http://www.kimnalley.com/

    and I won tix to two shows this week: Old 97's @ Fillmore Thursday, Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ Fillmore Friday. woohoo!



    Nice haul. And winning two shows in a week is doing pretty well. I used to be something of a radio giveaway hustler when I lived in Sacramento, but moving to SF cut down on my take a good bit--a bigger pool of listeners, harder to get through. I used to win about a show a month in Sac, but in SF I think I won only about three or four the whole time I was there. 

    And when I read your quip about Martha Davis, I thought it said "someone whose cart you'd bump into in Ross." It is Marin, after all. (Btw, it was a better line your way.)

    Anyway, have fun. The Old 97s will rock your world, if you haven't seen them before--and maybe even if you have.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 09, 2009, 12:24:47 PM
    so, Rancid are at Oracle arena tonite, playing second-fiddle to a band I'm unfamilar with called Rise Against.

    http://events.sfgate.com/oakland-ca/events/show/86484550-rise-against-with-rancid-and-the-riverboat-gamblers

    Er, why would you name your band Rise Against? Hoping people will confuse you with Rage Against the Machine?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 09, 2009, 07:24:18 PM

    Er, why would you name your band Rise Against? Hoping people will confuse you with Rage Against the Machine?

    They must be willfully obscure.  Are they Canadian?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 10, 2009, 12:27:17 PM
    TANC, since AL played them yesterday: Cracker are at the Independent in SF tonite.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on July 11, 2009, 05:00:20 PM

    Er, why would you name your band Rise Against? Hoping people will confuse you with Rage Against the Machine?

    They must be willfully obscure.  Are they Canadian?
    American, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_Against
    I hear them on 104.9, 105.3
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 12, 2009, 09:47:09 AM

    Er, why would you name your band Rise Against? Hoping people will confuse you with Rage Against the Machine?

    They must be willfully obscure.  Are they Canadian?
    American, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_Against
    I hear them on 104.9, 105.3

    I knew that, I was just teasing Mike with a Rush reference.  I also hear them on those two stations...they haven't struck me as particularly good or bad, but when they came through town a while back, they were promoted rather breathlessly on both stations, so I assume they are a big deal right now.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 12, 2009, 11:43:55 AM
    Meant to mention, esp for Geoff's benefit, that Lydia Pense & Cold Blood are doing a 40th anniv tour this summer. saw a commercial for them at someplace local, but I'm spacing on exactly where.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on July 12, 2009, 01:43:03 PM
    Meant to mention, esp for Geoff's benefit, that Lydia Pense & Cold Blood are doing a 40th anniv tour this summer. saw a commercial for them at someplace local, but I'm spacing on exactly where.
    for me, it ain't the real Cold Blood unless the original bass player, Rod Ellicott, is involved!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 12, 2009, 04:57:44 PM

    ....saw a commercial for them at someplace local, but....

    I think Someplace Local would be agreat name for a bar!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 12, 2009, 10:23:53 PM

    ....saw a commercial for them at someplace local, but....

    I think Someplace Local would be agreat name for a bar!

    There used to be a dive bar on Geary b/w Fillmore and Webster called "Someplace Else."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on July 12, 2009, 10:31:45 PM

    ....saw a commercial for them at someplace local, but....

    I think Someplace Local would be agreat name for a bar!

    There used to be a dive bar on Geary b/w Fillmore and Webster called "Someplace Else."

    Next to the former doughnut shop on the corner of Fillmore, right? Used to drink there after working Fillmore shows once in awhile.

    There's a dive by that name just outside Newberg, which is the closest town of any size to Dundee (where I am). It's just outside the city limits, as Newberg was a dry town until relatively recently (not sure when, but some time in the latter third of the 20th century, I'm pretty sure), thanks to its Quaker roots.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 13, 2009, 10:36:43 AM
    Pretty good offer for Mtn Winery shows from 103.7 The Band

    http://www.1037theband.com/pages/concerts.html

    up to 50% off on 4-packs & today only (7/13), no service charge!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2009, 10:41:28 AM
    Pretty good offer for Mtn Winery shows from 103.7 The Band

    http://www.1037theband.com/pages/concerts.html

    up to 50% off on 4-packs & today only (7/13), no service charge!

    they're starting to advertise (The Band, that is): I saw a bus-shelter ad yesterday.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 13, 2009, 01:14:13 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    Blue Öyster Cult will be at Slims on Monday July 20th. Alas, I cannot make this show, but have seen these dinosaurs rockers the last three shows at Slims.  It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it.  On your feet or on your knees, you already know if you should see them...

    http://www.slims-sf.com/slims-bin/showcal?date=2009-07-21

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on July 13, 2009, 04:41:48 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    Blue Oyster Cult will be at Slims on Monday July 20th. Alas, I cannot make this show, but have seen these dinosaurs rockers the last three shows at Slims.  It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it.  On your feet or on your knees, you already know if you should see them...

    http://www.slims-sf.com/slims-bin/showcal?date=2009-07-21


    A co-worker of mine is a big BOC fan, and he says the same 200 guys show up for all the gigs!  Some drag in their wives or girlfriends. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 13, 2009, 04:45:42 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    Blue Oyster Cult will be at Slims on Monday July 20th. Alas, I cannot make this show, but have seen these dinosaurs rockers the last three shows at Slims.  It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it.  On your feet or on your knees, you already know if you should see them...

    http://www.slims-sf.com/slims-bin/showcal?date=2009-07-21

    A co-worker of mine is a big BOC fan, and he says the same 200 guys show up for all the gigs!  Some drag in their wives or girlfriends. 

    yeah, sounds about right.  It's 90% dudes, lots of middle aged paunches and skullets... but 100% rock!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on July 13, 2009, 04:55:25 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it. 

    The bassist now is Rudy Sarzo, who was in Quiet Riot, Ozzy's band with Randy Rhodes, and a couple of 80s hair bands.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on July 13, 2009, 05:00:01 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it. 

    The bassist now is Rudy Sarzo, who was in Quiet Riot, Ozzy's band with Randy Rhodes, and a couple of 80s hair bands.

    that's right, he replaced Danny Miranda, and he's really good.   He goes apes**t during the slappy bass solo part of Godzilla. 
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on July 13, 2009, 05:47:08 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it. 

    The bassist now is Rudy Sarzo, who was in Quiet Riot, Ozzy's band with Randy Rhodes, and a couple of 80s hair bands.
    I've met Rudy a couple of times in my past life, and he's a real nice guy, quite musical, and such a star. When he was on the floor at the NAMM show, he was treated as royalty.  That almost makes me want to go!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on July 13, 2009, 09:33:04 PM
    Möre Cöwbell, Bitches!

    Blue Öyster Cult will be at Slims on Monday July 20th. Alas, I cannot make this show, but have seen these dinosaurs rockers the last three shows at Slims.  It's basically Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom with three very capable dudes who've been w them for years filling out the rest of the band, but they still bring it.  On your feet or on your knees, you already know if you should see them...

    http://www.slims-sf.com/slims-bin/showcal?date=2009-07-21


    Why couldn't it be two days later?  I am working on a government grant proposal due the next day.  No way I have a moment to spare on Monday.  Shit.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on July 20, 2009, 10:35:59 AM
    Saw Coco Rosie's soundcheck in Graz, Austria a few weeks back. She sounds much better live. Someone gave me her CD a couple of years ago, and I threw it in the trash. On purpose.

    Then onto Steely Dan in Italy. I'd waited four years to see them again, and they gave me the same setlist. Meh. The inside of the tourbus was pretty dope, though.

    On Friday I'll go see Jeff Beck (with Tal!!) here in Madrid. Baby, I-I-I can't wait!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on July 20, 2009, 10:38:17 AM
    Saw Coco Rosie's soundcheck in Graz, Austria a few weeks back. She sounds much better live. Someone gave me her CD a couple of years ago, and I threw it in the trash. On purpose.

    Then onto Steely Dan in Italy. I'd waited four years to see them again, and they gave me the same setlist. Meh. The inside of the tourbus was pretty dope, though.

    On Friday I'll go see Jeff Beck (with Tal!!) here in Madrid. Baby, I-I-I can't wait!
    yes, with Tal!  Now I'll always think of your when I see her on the videos!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on July 20, 2009, 10:53:03 AM
    yes, with Tal!  Now I'll always think of your when I see her on the videos!

    I'll try to post something about the show before I hit the road again on Saturday.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2009, 08:12:01 AM
    yes, with Tal!  Now I'll always think of your when I see her on the videos!

    I'll try to post something about the show before I hit the road again on Saturday.

    hey princess, did ya know Loggins & Messina are doing a reunion tour?

    and news for Alicat: Bridge Benefit dates announced. Oct 24th & 25th.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on July 23, 2009, 10:49:57 AM
    hey princess, did ya know Loggins & Messina are doing a reunion tour?

    Get. OUT! Wow!
    Just checked the site: http://www.logginsandmessina.com/tour.html
    hoping to catch them in Atlanta or Biloxi!!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2009, 12:53:05 PM
    "The Addams Family" -- the musical? Yup. Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia:

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/addams-family-musical-snaps-up-broadway-theater/
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on July 23, 2009, 09:14:34 PM
    Check out this event, it's Star Wars with live orchestra accompaniment:
    www.starwarsinconcert.com
    (coming to HP in San Jose Oct 11)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on July 23, 2009, 11:47:30 PM
    Check out this event, it's Star Wars with live orchestra accompaniment:
    www.starwarsinconcert.com
    (coming to HP in San Jose Oct 11)

    From the musical angle it sounds interesting, but seeing any film in an arena is an experience I think I'd be forced to pass on. When it starts playing theaters (say, the Paramount, or even BCT), I'd go.
    Title: Jerry Day
    Post by: ggould on July 24, 2009, 01:39:57 PM
    This doesn't exist yet?

    http://parksportal.com/EventDetail/tabid/58/eventid/1652/locid/239/orgid/26/Default.aspx
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2009, 08:28:55 AM
    So I bought tix yesterday for Berkeley Rep's new season. A 3-show package that includes American Idiot, an evening of Tony Kushner one-acters, and Girlfriend -- a musical built around the songs from that Matthew Sweet album. But the musical is about a gay romance -- two guys who meet in high school. How do those songs fit that story? Anybody? Bueller?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on August 05, 2009, 09:29:27 AM
    So I bought tix yesterday for Berkeley Rep's new season. A 3-show package that includes American Idiot, an evening of Tony Kushner one-acters, and Girlfriend -- a musical built around the songs from that Matthew Sweet album. But the musical is about a gay romance -- two guys who meet in high school. How do those songs fit that story? Anybody? Bueller?

    The title song was initially going to be called "Good Friend"; maybe they've reverted to that?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 05, 2009, 09:32:53 AM
    So I bought tix yesterday for Berkeley Rep's new season. A 3-show package that includes American Idiot, an evening of Tony Kushner one-acters, and Girlfriend -- a musical built around the songs from that Matthew Sweet album. But the musical is about a gay romance -- two guys who meet in high school. How do those songs fit that story? Anybody? Bueller?

    The title song was initially going to be called "Good Friend"; maybe they've reverted to that?

    oddly, his Wiki entry makes no mention of the upcoming stage piece. I've just ordered Girlfriend and 100% Fun from Amazon , where they're both available for a penny each!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on August 05, 2009, 10:38:24 AM
    Took my son to see Lyle Lovett last night at the Mountain Winery and carpooled with Davefish & wife.

    Great show, perfect night.  All the members of the Large Band (including Russ Kunkel) were excellent, as were the 4 backing singers.  LL had some humorous banter with most of them over the course of the evening, and they all got various chances to solo a bit.

    Dave & Anne had 2nd row seats, but my KFOG complimentary tix were up in the bleachers, however Steve Wozniak had even worse seats, sitting up behind us about 5 rows.

    In terms of kid friendliness, the first song they did was "Choke My Chicken", and when Adrian asked me what that was about I could only say, "I dunno, I guess it's just a silly song."
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on August 06, 2009, 07:16:33 AM
    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler falls from stage
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090806/ap_en_ce/us_people_steven_tyler_24
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on August 06, 2009, 04:06:47 PM
    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler falls from stage
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090806/ap_en_ce/us_people_steven_tyler_24

    sounds like it could be serious-ish. Hope he recovers swiftly.  (he supposed to play the Bone Bash on the 19th.)

    SFGate put this item in the Daily Dish gossip blog (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?entry_id=45051) accompanied by this photo:

    (http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/dailydish/2009/08/06/tyler220x261.JPG)


    and look at some of these comments.  people are horrible!  (and hilarious!)



    His lips couldn't soften the fall?

    Walk this waaaaaaay!

    He probably broke a hip...damn osteoprosis!

    Man, Carly Simon has really let herself go!

    Tyler, got off drugs!

    Title of tour changed to: Rockers on Walkers Tour 2009

    In related news, rocker Tyler has announced he'll join Sir Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stone for the Depends® Countrywide® Geezers on Spin Tour. AARP will handle ticket sales.

    Geezerpalooza...

    Tyler hasn't aged well. I'd still love me some Joe Perry, tho.

    How is this a freak accident? Oh- the picture clarifies that.

    the shroud of Turin IS for real, but it's just a blanket Tyler used on an Aerosmith Euro tour.

    Rock-n-roll is a young man's game. Admit it and retire gracefully, ST.

    Who's the Zombie in the Photo ?

    Looks like a fun crowd.

    aeroldsmith ...

    He looks like my grandma....

    Aerosmith just announced their new forthcoming album - "Hey You Kids Get Off My Lawn!" (surprise cameo by John McCain)

    He's lucky he didn't turn into dust upon impact.

    Does syphilis make you clumsy?


    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2009, 10:55:14 AM
    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler falls from stage
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090806/ap_en_ce/us_people_steven_tyler_24

    sounds like it could be serious-ish. Hope he recovers swiftly.  (he supposed to play the Bone Bash on the 19th.)


    They're still running ads on The Bone for the show -- apparently tix still available after months of flogging the thing. No mention of whether Tyler plans to sing with a broken shoulder.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on August 11, 2009, 08:21:21 PM
    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler falls from stage
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090806/ap_en_ce/us_people_steven_tyler_24

    sounds like it could be serious-ish. Hope he recovers swiftly.  (he supposed to play the Bone Bash on the 19th.)

    SFGate put this item in the Daily Dish gossip blog (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?entry_id=45051) accompanied by this photo:

    (http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/dailydish/2009/08/06/tyler220x261.JPG)


    and look at some of these comments.  people are horrible!  (and hilarious!)



    His lips couldn't soften the fall?

    Walk this waaaaaaay!

    He probably broke a hip...damn osteoprosis!

    Man, Carly Simon has really let herself go!

    Tyler, got off drugs!

    Title of tour changed to: Rockers on Walkers Tour 2009

    In related news, rocker Tyler has announced he'll join Sir Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stone for the Depends® Countrywide® Geezers on Spin Tour. AARP will handle ticket sales.

    Geezerpalooza...

    Tyler hasn't aged well. I'd still love me some Joe Perry, tho.

    How is this a freak accident? Oh- the picture clarifies that.

    the shroud of Turin IS for real, but it's just a blanket Tyler used on an Aerosmith Euro tour.

    Rock-n-roll is a young man's game. Admit it and retire gracefully, ST.

    Who's the Zombie in the Photo ?

    Looks like a fun crowd.

    aeroldsmith ...

    He looks like my grandma....

    Aerosmith just announced their new forthcoming album - "Hey You Kids Get Off My Lawn!" (surprise cameo by John McCain)

    He's lucky he didn't turn into dust upon impact.

    Does syphilis make you clumsy?



    LMAO! He looks awful and a bit Ozzy-ish.
    This coulda been my comment,
    Tyler hasn't aged well. I'd still love me some Joe Perry, tho.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 12, 2009, 10:15:38 AM
    Has anyone got a Pixies presale password?  They are playing the Fox in November (2 nights), and a buddy says there is a presale tomorrow, but we don't have a password/link...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2009, 04:02:42 PM
    "Love...exciting and new..."

    http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/794
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Wayback on August 14, 2009, 07:30:10 AM
    Aerosmith cancels summer tour (they were to play Concord 8/19 with ZZTop):
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_en_ot/us_people_steven_tyler
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on August 14, 2009, 09:04:20 PM
    Aerosmith cancels summer tour (they were to play Concord 8/19 with ZZTop):
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_en_ot/us_people_steven_tyler
    As much as I love me some Perry, I wasn't going to trek over to Concord for the show. I admire Steven for partying like he does at 61. I can only hope I still have some partay in me at that age and that I live to see that age.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2009, 10:19:58 AM
    Aerosmith cancels summer tour (they were to play Concord 8/19 with ZZTop):
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_en_ot/us_people_steven_tyler
    As much as I love me some Perry, I wasn't going to trek over to Concord for the show. I admire Steven for partying like he does at 61. I can only hope I still have some partay in me at that age and that I live to see that age.

    The Bone has officially cancelled "Bone Bash 10"...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on August 17, 2009, 10:47:56 AM
    Aerosmith cancels summer tour (they were to play Concord 8/19 with ZZTop):
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_en_ot/us_people_steven_tyler
    As much as I love me some Perry, I wasn't going to trek over to Concord for the show. I admire Steven for partying like he does at 61. I can only hope I still have some partay in me at that age and that I live to see that age.

    The Bone has officially cancelled "Bone Bash 10"...

    Probably the smart thing to do financially--too late to get a suitable replacement, and they'd have to offer refunds even if the show went on minus Aerosmith, which a lot of folks would probably take.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: radical347 on August 17, 2009, 03:03:17 PM
    No posts about the Depeche Mode concert yet (or lack thereof)  :o

    Was anyone else planning on going?  I was really looking forward to seeing them and Peter Bjorn & John.  I'm so mad they're not rescheduling!  >:(  At least PB&J are playing at the Great American Music Hall in December...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2009, 03:09:55 PM
    At least PB&J are playing at the Great American Music Hall in December...

    Bring napkins!
    (http://artandresistance.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/pbj.jpg)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on August 26, 2009, 12:07:01 PM
    going to the Bottom of the Hill this Sunday for a ROCK SHOW! 

    The night's lineup:

    Dungen - Rock / Psychedelic / Folk
    Woods   - Pop / Psychedelic / Jam Band
    Kurt Vile - Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

    could be a long night there, so will prob skip the openers to focus on Dungen (say "DOON-yen"), the finest Swedish psychedelic rock band you will see this year (high five!)

    http://www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
     
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2009, 12:15:58 PM
    going to the Bottom of the Hill this Sunday for a ROCK SHOW! 

    The night's lineup:

    Dungen - Rock / Psychedelic / Folk
    Woods   - Pop / Psychedelic / Jam Band
    Kurt Vile - Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

    could be a long night there, so will prob skip the openers to focus on Dungen (say "DOON-yen"), the finest Swedish psychedelic rock band you will see this year (high five!)

    http://www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
     

    please tell me Woods is named for James Woods.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on August 26, 2009, 01:05:18 PM
    going to the Bottom of the Hill this Sunday for a ROCK SHOW! 

    The night's lineup:

    Dungen - Rock / Psychedelic / Folk
    Woods   - Pop / Psychedelic / Jam Band
    Kurt Vile - Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

    could be a long night there, so will prob skip the openers to focus on Dungen (say "DOON-yen"), the finest Swedish psychedelic rock band you will see this year (high five!)

    http://www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
     

    please tell me Woods is named for James Woods.

    don't think so
    http://www.myspace.com/woodsfamilyband
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on August 26, 2009, 03:20:36 PM
    going to the Bottom of the Hill this Sunday for a ROCK SHOW! 

    The night's lineup:

    Dungen - Rock / Psychedelic / Folk
    Woods   - Pop / Psychedelic / Jam Band
    Kurt Vile - Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

    could be a long night there, so will prob skip the openers to focus on Dungen (say "DOON-yen"), the finest Swedish psychedelic rock band you will see this year (high five!)

    http://www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
     


    Props for being hip to Dungen. I haven't seen 'em, but Sarah likes 'em and has brought home a couple of their albums, which I rather dug as well. Wish I was still gonna be in town on Sunday--but if I was I'd probably go see the Minus 5/Baseball Project show anyway. Never rains, but it pours. But I see they're in PDX next week, so maybe I'll still have a chance.

    I've heard good things about Kurt Vile, but not sure if they'd be worth having to stand thru a mediocre second act to see. Sucks to be getting old and jaded, y'know.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on August 26, 2009, 04:15:30 PM
    going to the Bottom of the Hill this Sunday for a ROCK SHOW! 

    The night's lineup:

    Dungen - Rock / Psychedelic / Folk
    Woods   - Pop / Psychedelic / Jam Band
    Kurt Vile - Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

    could be a long night there, so will prob skip the openers to focus on Dungen (say "DOON-yen"), the finest Swedish psychedelic rock band you will see this year (high five!)

    http://www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
     


    Props for being hip to Dungen. I haven't seen 'em, but Sarah likes 'em and has brought home a couple of their albums, which I rather dug as well. Wish I was still gonna be in town on Sunday--but if I was I'd probably go see the Minus 5/Baseball Project show anyway. Never rains, but it pours. But I see they're in PDX next week, so maybe I'll still have a chance.

    I've heard good things about Kurt Vile, but not sure if they'd be worth having to stand thru a mediocre second act to see. Sucks to be getting old and jaded, y'know.

    yeah, I saw "jam band" as a descriptor and went "uh-oh" -- didn't know about Minus 5 or the Baseball Project.  sounds good.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on August 26, 2009, 04:45:50 PM
    going to the Bottom of the Hill this Sunday for a ROCK SHOW! 

    The night's lineup:

    Dungen - Rock / Psychedelic / Folk
    Woods   - Pop / Psychedelic / Jam Band
    Kurt Vile - Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

    could be a long night there, so will prob skip the openers to focus on Dungen (say "DOON-yen"), the finest Swedish psychedelic rock band you will see this year (high five!)

    http://www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
     


    Props for being hip to Dungen. I haven't seen 'em, but Sarah likes 'em and has brought home a couple of their albums, which I rather dug as well. Wish I was still gonna be in town on Sunday--but if I was I'd probably go see the Minus 5/Baseball Project show anyway. Never rains, but it pours. But I see they're in PDX next week, so maybe I'll still have a chance.

    I've heard good things about Kurt Vile, but not sure if they'd be worth having to stand thru a mediocre second act to see. Sucks to be getting old and jaded, y'know.

    yeah, I saw "jam band" as a descriptor and went "uh-oh" -- didn't know about Minus 5 or the Baseball Project.  sounds good.


    I'm particularly bummed to be missing the Baseball Project--this is only the second time they've performed live. (They're in Portland tomorrow while I'm still in CA, and play here in SF on Sunday, by which time I'm back in OR. Grrr.) But with songs about Curt Flood, Harvey Haddix, Ted Williams, Satchel Paige, and the only man to throw a no-hitter while coming off an acid trip, Dock Ellis, how can you not want to see that band?

    http://www.yeproc.com/artist_info.php?artistId=12539
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: princessofcairo on September 08, 2009, 09:24:59 AM
    Steely Dan!
    http://www.livenation.com/artist/steely-dan-tickets

    I'll probably go on Royal Scam night.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 08, 2009, 03:14:16 PM
    Steely Dan!
    http://www.livenation.com/artist/steely-dan-tickets

    I'll probably go on Royal Scam night.

    That would be a tough call. If I were in SF I might have to go to both. Aja is such a great great album. But Royal Scam is pretty much their last foray into rock.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on September 08, 2009, 03:22:30 PM
    Steely Dan!
    http://www.livenation.com/artist/steely-dan-tickets

    I'll probably go on Royal Scam night.

    That would be a tough call. If I were in SF I might have to go to both. Aja is such a great great album. But Royal Scam is pretty much their last foray into rock.
    definitely Royal Scam for me
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on September 08, 2009, 03:33:08 PM
    Steely Dan!
    http://www.livenation.com/artist/steely-dan-tickets

    I'll probably go on Royal Scam night.

    That would be a tough call. If I were in SF I might have to go to both. Aja is such a great great album. But Royal Scam is pretty much their last foray into rock.
    definitely Royal Scam for me

    me too!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on September 08, 2009, 04:28:29 PM
    So all last week Annalisa was giving away Doobies at the Fillmore tix on her Mid-Day Mind Games.  And she was just playing the opening notes to well-know songs & you had to ID the song.  On Friday I was driving with my kids to Sweet Tomatoes when this came on again, so I dialed my phone & handed it to my son Adrian (the one who met Dave Mack & his wife at the Lyle Lovett show) who was riding shotgun, and said to him, "Let me know if it rings".  Right then Annalisa played the opening bar of "China Grove", so I said, "if it rings and someone answers, just tell them it's 'China Grove'."

    So he says it's ringing and then I hear him say, "My name is Adrian & my dad's name is Mark"..."Yes, it's China Grove"..."I'm 9"..."We love the Doobies"..."Okay, I'll hold."

    We pulled into the parking lot just in time to hear the palyback of the exchange, which was pretty cool since the reason Adrian was riding shotgun was that his brother & two friends were in the back seat.  So they all got to hear him win the tix on the radio.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 08, 2009, 04:46:00 PM
    So does he get to go to the show with you? (If so you might want to call & make sure they're allowing kids of his age into the show.)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 08, 2009, 05:05:27 PM
    So does he get to go to the show with you? (If so you might want to call & make sure they're allowing kids of his age into the show.)

    I actually heard that!  I was down checking the FM reception thing on my stereo, and switched to KFOG just then!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 09, 2009, 09:48:18 PM
    So all last week Annalisa was giving away Doobies at the Fillmore tix on her Mid-Day Mind Games.  And she was just playing the opening notes to well-know songs & you had to ID the song.  On Friday I was driving with my kids to Sweet Tomatoes when this came on again, so I dialed my phone & handed it to my son Adrian (the one who met Dave Mack & his wife at the Lyle Lovett show) who was riding shotgun, and said to him, "Let me know if it rings".  Right then Annalisa played the opening bar of "China Grove", so I said, "if it rings and someone answers, just tell them it's 'China Grove'."

    So he says it's ringing and then I hear him say, "My name is Adrian & my dad's name is Mark"..."Yes, it's China Grove"..."I'm 9"..."We love the Doobies"..."Okay, I'll hold."

    We pulled into the parking lot just in time to hear the palyback of the exchange, which was pretty cool since the reason Adrian was riding shotgun was that his brother & two friends were in the back seat.  So they all got to hear him win the tix on the radio.

    This is the coolest thing I've heard in a long time.  Way to go!  (Tell Adrian I'm applauding him right now!  :D )

    PS: I'd like to retell this story on my blog, if you don't mind.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 09, 2009, 11:21:23 PM

    So he says it's ringing and then I hear him say, "My name is Adrian & my dad's name is Mark"..."Yes, it's China Grove"..."I'm 9"..."We love the Doobies"..."Okay, I'll hold."

    We pulled into the parking lot just in time to hear the palyback of the exchange, which was pretty cool since the reason Adrian was riding shotgun was that his brother & two friends were in the back seat.  So they all got to hear him win the tix on the radio.

    :) :) this is very awesome!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 10, 2009, 07:57:50 AM
    So all last week Annalisa was giving away Doobies at the Fillmore tix on her Mid-Day Mind Games.  And she was just playing the opening notes to well-know songs & you had to ID the song.  On Friday I was driving with my kids to Sweet Tomatoes when this came on again, so I dialed my phone & handed it to my son Adrian (the one who met Dave Mack & his wife at the Lyle Lovett show) who was riding shotgun, and said to him, "Let me know if it rings".  Right then Annalisa played the opening bar of "China Grove", so I said, "if it rings and someone answers, just tell them it's 'China Grove'."

    So he says it's ringing and then I hear him say, "My name is Adrian & my dad's name is Mark"..."Yes, it's China Grove"..."I'm 9"..."We love the Doobies"..."Okay, I'll hold."

    We pulled into the parking lot just in time to hear the palyback of the exchange, which was pretty cool since the reason Adrian was riding shotgun was that his brother & two friends were in the back seat.  So they all got to hear him win the tix on the radio.

    This is the coolest thing I've heard in a long time.  Way to go!  (Tell Adrian I'm applauding him right now!  :D )

    PS: I'd like to retell this story on my blog, if you don't mind.
    Most excellent for the little Shray. Kinda means he needs to go to the show. Way to train in ticket winning ways early on.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on September 11, 2009, 10:06:38 AM
    Went to the show with Adrian last night, and we both enjoyed it very much.  There were generally only 2-3 people between us and the stage, so it was close enough that he could get decent viewing angles despite being a foot and a half shorter than everyone else.  Lots of people, incl. staff thought it was really cool for him to attend (and Christina even had him wearing his tie-dye t-shirt when he got dressed in the morning).

    Tom Johnston's teen-age looking daughter Lara was the opening act, and she's got a voice like Susan Tedeschi.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 15, 2009, 09:19:04 AM
    Happy cat. Been waiting for Knopfler to come to N. America after Europe and he'll get here in April. Playing Portland and Eugene then Oakland and Santa Rosa. I'm going to try for Oakland tix. Saw him years ago at Mtn. Winery and it was wonderful.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 15, 2009, 11:38:07 AM
    Peter Hartlaub  chimes in on just-announced Bridge School Benefit (Oct 24-25) lineup:

    Neil Young
    Chris Martin from Coldplay
    No Doubt
    Sheryl Crow
    Monsters of Folk
    Gavin Rossdale
    Fleet Foxes
    Wolfmother
    Jimmy Buffett (Saturday only)
    Adam Sandler (Sunday only)

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/culture/detail?entry_id=47558
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 15, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
    Peter Hartlaub  chimes in on just-announced Bridge School Benefit (Oct 24-25) lineup:

    Neil Young
    Chris Martin from Coldplay
    No Doubt
    Sheryl Crow
    Monsters of Folk
    Gavin Rossdale
    Fleet Foxes
    Wolfmother
    Jimmy Buffett (Saturday only)
    Adam Sandler (Sunday only)

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/culture/detail?entry_id=47558

    Read that earlier today. Have to say, I agree with him. Pretty lame lineup, imo. Looks like they're going for the younger demographic. That's a long way from Townshend or Bowie or McCartney or some of the other luminaries they've had on the bill in the past. However, Pearl Jam is not listed either, so props for that.

    In somewhat happier news, rumors are flying that Pavement will reunite next year.
    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/09/the_pavement_re.html
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 15, 2009, 09:52:43 PM
    Peter Hartlaub  chimes in on just-announced Bridge School Benefit (Oct 24-25) lineup:

    Neil Young
    Chris Martin from Coldplay
    No Doubt
    Sheryl Crow
    Monsters of Folk
    Gavin Rossdale
    Fleet Foxes
    Wolfmother
    Jimmy Buffett (Saturday only)
    Adam Sandler (Sunday only)

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/culture/detail?entry_id=47558
    I go every year. Doesn't really matter about the line up. Took my kids last year, it was their first show. Taking them to Chickenfoot this month on the 25th.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 16, 2009, 12:24:40 AM
    Monsters of Folk hold promise - they're an indie-rock "supergroup," which could make them their generation's CSNY - and I highly recommend Fleet Foxes.  This may not be a "legendary" roster but it's a good one.  How hard is it to get tickets?  I've never contemplated going before.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2009, 07:38:46 AM
    Peter Hartlaub  chimes in on just-announced Bridge School Benefit (Oct 24-25) lineup:

    Neil Young
    Chris Martin from Coldplay
    No Doubt
    Sheryl Crow
    Monsters of Folk
    Gavin Rossdale
    Fleet Foxes
    Wolfmother
    Jimmy Buffett (Saturday only)
    Adam Sandler (Sunday only)

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/culture/detail?entry_id=47558
    I go every year. Doesn't really matter about the line up. Took my kids last year, it was their first show. Taking them to Chickenfoot this month on the 25th.

    I'm not clear on what Sandler's doing there. Is he gonna sing? His stand-up act isn't exactly family-friendly, and gawd knows his politics are the opposite of Neil's.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 16, 2009, 10:01:07 AM
    I'm not clear on what Sandler's doing there. Is he gonna sing? His stand-up act isn't exactly family-friendly, and gawd knows his politics are the opposite of Neil's.

    I didn't think Neil's politics were consistent enough to call anything "the opposite of" them.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on September 16, 2009, 10:35:17 AM
    I'm not clear on what Sandler's doing there. Is he gonna sing? His stand-up act isn't exactly family-friendly, and gawd knows his politics are the opposite of Neil's.

    I didn't think Neil's politics were consistent enough to call anything "the opposite of" them.

    Wrong...he could consistently be called the opposite of himself.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2009, 12:02:56 PM
    I'm not clear on what Sandler's doing there. Is he gonna sing? His stand-up act isn't exactly family-friendly, and gawd knows his politics are the opposite of Neil's.

    I didn't think Neil's politics were consistent enough to call anything "the opposite of" them.

    Wrong...he could consistently be called the opposite of himself.

    Obviously Neil has gone back-n-forth over the years (he's an iconoclast, fer sure), but I generally think of him as NoCalLefty, give or take. And Sandler is quite a right-winger from what I understand, so it's a curious pairing from that angle  (compared to, say, Neil hanging out with Eddie Vedder). So, nice that Adam's willing to make the trip.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 16, 2009, 03:24:46 PM
    Monsters of Folk hold promise - they're an indie-rock "supergroup," which could make them their generation's CSNY - and I highly recommend Fleet Foxes.  This may not be a "legendary" roster but it's a good one.  How hard is it to get tickets?  I've never contemplated going before.
    Lawn seating = easy, relatively inexpensive
    Section 100's (lower bowl) = Hard to get, costly
    Section 200's = Can usually obtain easily, still somewhat costly after ticketbastard fees

    I'd love to host you and get you to the show.  My girlfriend who usually parties with me at most shows is flying to Vegas on Bridge weekend for U2. I think it's U2. I used to go both days but cut back to one day last ear. This year I prefer Sunday with Sandler. Maybe he'll sing the Channukah song.... not.

    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 16, 2009, 10:02:15 PM
    Monsters of Folk hold promise - they're an indie-rock "supergroup," which could make them their generation's CSNY - and I highly recommend Fleet Foxes.  This may not be a "legendary" roster but it's a good one.  How hard is it to get tickets?  I've never contemplated going before.
    Lawn seating = easy, relatively inexpensive
    Section 100's (lower bowl) = Hard to get, costly
    Section 200's = Can usually obtain easily, still somewhat costly after ticketbastard fees

    I'd love to host you and get you to the show.  My girlfriend who usually parties with me at most shows is flying to Vegas on Bridge weekend for U2. I think it's U2. I used to go both days but cut back to one day last ear. This year I prefer Sunday with Sandler. Maybe he'll sing the Channukah song.... not.



    Count me in!  Think I can do without the Section 100s.  Molto grazie!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 20, 2009, 10:57:18 AM
    Monsters of Folk hold promise - they're an indie-rock "supergroup," which could make them their generation's CSNY - and I highly recommend Fleet Foxes.  This may not be a "legendary" roster but it's a good one.  How hard is it to get tickets?  I've never contemplated going before.
    Lawn seating = easy, relatively inexpensive
    Section 100's (lower bowl) = Hard to get, costly
    Section 200's = Can usually obtain easily, still somewhat costly after ticketbastard fees

    I'd love to host you and get you to the show.  My girlfriend who usually parties with me at most shows is flying to Vegas on Bridge weekend for U2. I think it's U2. I used to go both days but cut back to one day last ear. This year I prefer Sunday with Sandler. Maybe he'll sing the Channukah song.... not.



    Count me in!  Think I can do without the Section 100s.  Molto grazie!

    All systems are GO!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 20, 2009, 08:55:04 PM
    Monsters of Folk hold promise - they're an indie-rock "supergroup," which could make them their generation's CSNY - and I highly recommend Fleet Foxes.  This may not be a "legendary" roster but it's a good one.  How hard is it to get tickets?  I've never contemplated going before.
    Lawn seating = easy, relatively inexpensive
    Section 100's (lower bowl) = Hard to get, costly
    Section 200's = Can usually obtain easily, still somewhat costly after ticketbastard fees

    I'd love to host you and get you to the show.  My girlfriend who usually parties with me at most shows is flying to Vegas on Bridge weekend for U2. I think it's U2. I used to go both days but cut back to one day last ear. This year I prefer Sunday with Sandler. Maybe he'll sing the Channukah song.... not.



    Count me in!  Think I can do without the Section 100s.  Molto grazie!

    All systems are GO!
    wahoooooooo! I have seats. Gaz on lawn. Any one else want to join the fiesta Sunday Oct 25?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 20, 2009, 09:33:32 PM
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/) sked announced!  rejoice!

     Fri Oct 2 (10:30am - Noon & 2pm - 7pm)
    The morning (10:30 - noon) on Star stage is a special educational program for local schools (and the general public) as part of the Daniel Pearl Foundation Music Days. The afternoon (2pm - 7pm) features very special guests on the Banjo stage.
    Star Stage

        * 10:30am The Fireants
        * 11:30am MC Hammer

       Banjo Stage

        * 2:00pm Poor Man's Whiskey
        * 3:00pm Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
        * 4:15pm John Prine
        * 5:45pm Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

    Sat Oct 3 (11:00am - 8:00pm)
    Banjo Stage

        * 11:10am Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
        * 12:10pm Dry Branch Fire Squad
        * 1:15pm The Tim O'Brien Band
        * 2:40pm Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers
        * 4:05pm Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
        * 5:25pm Gillian Welch
        * 6:45pm Steve Earle & The Bluegrass Dukes

       Rooster Stage

        * 11:00am Marshall Crenshaw
        * 12:05pm Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
        * 1:15pm Jorma Kaukonen
        * 2:30pm Boz Scaggs & the Blue Velvet Band featuring James Cotton, Austin de Lone, Nick Lowe, Buddy Miller, Derek O'Brien, Wes Starr, Jimmie Vaughan and Jack 'Applejack' Walroth
        * 3:45pm Songwriter Circle with Tom Morello, Dar Williams, Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
        * 5:25pm Richie Havens
        * 6:45pm Robert Earl Keen

    Star Stage

        * 11:00am Great American Taxi
        * 12:45pm Roger Knox & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts present the Aboriginal Country & Western Songbook
        * 2:30pm Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women (Christy McWilson, Amy Farris, Laurie Lewis, Sarah Brown, Lisa Pankratz, Nina Gerber, Cindy Cashdollar)
        * 4:40pm Nick Lowe
        * 6:50pm World Party

       Towers Of Gold Stage

        * 11:45am Buddy Miller
        * 1:35pm Okkervil River
        * 3:30pm Old 97's
        * 5:40pm Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

    Arrow Stage

        * 11:00am Eliza Gilkyson
        * 12:00pm Hayes Carll
        * 1:05pm Austin Lounge Lizards
        * 2:15pm Reckless Kelly
        * 3:35pm Billy Joe Shaver
        * 5:00pm Rosie Flores with Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
        * 6:30 The Flatlanders feat. Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock

       
    Sun Oct 4 (11am - 8pm)
    Banjo Stage

        * 11:00am Darrell Scott Band
        * 12:00pm Hazel Dickens
        * 1:25pm Doc Watson & David Holt
        * 2:45pm Earl Scruggs
        * 4:00pm Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
        * 5:20pm The Del McCoury Band
        * 6:45pm Emmylou Harris

       Rooster Stage

        * 11:00am Kevin Welch & Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin
        * 12:00pm Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3
        * 1:15pm Billy Bragg
        * 2:45pm Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue
        * 4:00pm Mavis Staples
        * 5:30pm The Knitters
        * 7:00pm Old Crow Medicine Show

    Star Stage

        * 11:40am Elvis Perkins in Dearland
        * 1:15pm The Chieftains
        * 3:05pm Galactic
        * 5:20pm Neko Case
        * 6:50pm Amadou & Mariam

       Towers of Gold Stage

        * 11:00am Marley's Ghost with Special Guest Cowboy Jack Clement
        * 12:25pm Dr. Dog
        * 2:05pm Allen Toussaint
        * 4:10pm Marianne Faithfull

    Arrow Stage

        * 11:00am Moonalice
        * 12:15pm Booker T. & the Drive-By Truckers
        * 1:45pm Rodney Crowell & The Outsiders
        * 3:05pm Aimee Mann
        * 4:25pm Todd Snider
        * 5:40pm Malo
        * 6:55pm Little Feat

       
    Title: HSB
    Post by: ggould on September 20, 2009, 10:54:40 PM
    looks like a lot of music.  As old as I feel lately, this may be worth packing a lunch in a backpack, and riding my bike over there.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 21, 2009, 10:38:03 PM
    Wow - Robyn Hitchcock, Amadou & Mariam, AND Aimee Mann ... I need to become independently wealthy damn quick so I can start going to these kinds of things.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2009, 07:36:35 AM
    Wow - Robyn Hitchcock, Amadou & Mariam, AND Aimee Mann ... I need to become independently wealthy damn quick so I can start going to these kinds of things.

    well, ya know, the concert itself is free...
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 23, 2009, 12:15:55 AM
    Wow - Robyn Hitchcock, Amadou & Mariam, AND Aimee Mann ... I need to become independently wealthy damn quick so I can start going to these kinds of things.

    well, ya know, the concert itself is free...

    Yeah, but travel and lodging are not, and vaca time is finite.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 23, 2009, 08:56:08 AM
    Last night, Autstrailian Pink Floyd at the Fox:

    Note for note reproductions of mid-70s (mostly) Floyd.  Nice light show, animation, stargate.  First set started with some "Dark Side...", moved onto WYWH, and a couple from Animals ("Pigs" and "Sheep").  Everything note for note, even the whoa oh whoa whooooooaaaah female vocals on the Dark Side track -- which was actually pretty darned impressive.  And then a "Floyd Mix Tape" where things spread out a bit, became a little more obscure at points (earlier/later Floyd, and what seemed to be a Simple Minds tune).  Less note for note, but still pretty spot on.

    Became bored and tired, left just a bit early (in the middle of "Wish You Were Here" -- it was pretty close to over then, I think). 

    All in all, a diverting evening, but you could pretty much get the same effect by playing your own cds really loud while watching Roger Rabbit and I, Robot on a nice tv...

    (http://i27.tinypic.com/2py3qqh.jpg)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on September 26, 2009, 10:51:27 AM
    Most excellent time at Chickenfoot with Queensryche opening. Classic rock show. Even a bra tossed up on stage, Sammy retrieved it and hung it off his mike stand. Beee-yuuuuu-teee-ful evening. Highly recommend catching their show if opportunity presents. Apparently they did a quick gig at the Fillmore earlier in the week. Wish I had known about that. Great entertainers all around. Sammy said it was his first time playing the Greek. He ended the show with Bad Motor Scooter and some windmill action for My Generation. Then I think a little bit of Star Spangled Banner. Ended with Chad kicking down his drum kit. The youngster showing the old guys how it's done? BOS to Satriani for incredible guitar work. BOS2 to Chad for amazing drums. Kept throwing sticks out to the crowd and immediately had another in hand and was playing like there was no tomorrow. Sammy had enthusiasm to burn and moves around like a 20-something. Great personality. Had my kids there and along with mother nature, the f-bomb and such language was used mucho liberally by Sammy, but what the heck.

    Show ended about 10:45 which seemed early but performance was grand. Does Berkeley have an 11pm time limit?
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on September 26, 2009, 10:57:39 AM
    Most excellent time at Chickenfoot

    I'm sure it rawked out, but "Chickenfoot" is one horrible band name.  :)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on September 27, 2009, 10:09:45 AM

    Show ended about 10:45 which seemed early but performance was grand. Does Berkeley have an 11pm time limit?

    You betcha.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2009, 09:35:52 AM
    Saw American Idiot at Berkeley Rep last nite.  And I'm pretty much in agreement with the critical consensus that it's really great musically, but that the book needs work.

    It really RAWKS, the onstage rock band is tight, and everyone in the cast sings the hell out of it. In no way does it seem like rock songs being repurposed to sound like showtunes.  It's dynamic powerful and angry, just like the album. But not much has been done to flesh it out, plotwise. There's litlle dialogue; it's almost all sung.  And even with additional songs (including several from the new CD including "Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns") the whole thing runs 90 minutes with no intermission.  If they're taking it to B'way it could easily be made longer and better with some character development.  But I really enjoyed what they've done so far.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 28, 2009, 10:06:22 AM
    Bruce Hornsby and his current backing band, the Noisemakers (yes, he's now Range-free, chickens) were the tightest live unit I've ever seen.  They played and sang marvelously.  But the show, at the Town Hall, was somehow unfulfilling.  Their chops came off more as show-offy than passionate.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on September 28, 2009, 08:18:13 PM
    Bruce Hornsby and his current backing band, the Noisemakers (yes, he's now Range-free, chickens) were the tightest live unit I've ever seen.  They played and sang marvelously.  But the show, at the Town Hall, was somehow unfulfilling.  Their chops came off more as show-offy than passionate.
    Did he do any Dead songs?
    Title: Re: Boz Scaggs project
    Post by: Wayback on September 30, 2009, 09:42:35 AM
    In today's Chron:
    Boz Scaggs forms an All-Star group just for 'Hardly Strictly' fest and a fundraiser for fellow rocker:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/30/DDU319U4AB.DTL&tsp=1
    Title: Re: Boz Scaggs project
    Post by: ggould on September 30, 2009, 07:28:12 PM
    In today's Chron:
    Boz Scaggs forms an All-Star group just for 'Hardly Strictly' fest and a fundraiser for fellow rocker:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/30/DDU319U4AB.DTL&tsp=1
    I'd love to see this, but have parents' back to school night tomorrow, and am watching hawks all day on Saturday w/Exploratorium.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Gazoo on September 30, 2009, 08:38:40 PM
    Bruce Hornsby and his current backing band, the Noisemakers (yes, he's now Range-free, chickens) were the tightest live unit I've ever seen.  They played and sang marvelously.  But the show, at the Town Hall, was somehow unfulfilling.  Their chops came off more as show-offy than passionate.
    Did he do any Dead songs?

    No, but he co-wrote a new song, "Cyclone," with Robert Hunter.  (There were a few deadheads yelling out requests - the same requests, song after song - throughout the show.)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: mshray on October 01, 2009, 10:02:17 AM
    So, is anyone going to Hardly Strictly?  If so what times for what performances?

    I wanna go & bring the kids to one or two things, would love to see Little Feat in particular.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 01, 2009, 10:13:02 AM
    So, is anyone going to Hardly Strictly?  If so what times for what performances?

    I wanna go & bring the kids to one or two things, would love to see Little Feat in particular.

    yes, I'll be there all three days.  working half day tomorrow to get a head start and hope to see MC Hammer.  I know I can't touch him, I just want to see him!

    there are so many good acts, as always.  I'll have to start deciding what to see and where to put my "base blanket" down soon.  The plan is to get there early as possible, and camp out in one spot in front off a stage that offers the most consistent good stuff.  But then we always do some sorties out to see other acts.  You'll always miss something good.  You can't win, but you can't lose either!
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on October 01, 2009, 11:41:05 AM
    So, is anyone going to Hardly Strictly?  If so what times for what performances?

    I wanna go & bring the kids to one or two things, would love to see Little Feat in particular.

    yes, I'll be there all three days.  working half day tomorrow to get a head start and hope to see MC Hammer.  I know I can't touch him, I just want to see him!

    there are so many good acts, as always.  I'll have to start deciding what to see and where to put my "base blanket" down soon.  The plan is to get there early as possible, and camp out in one spot in front off a stage that offers the most consistent good stuff.  But then we always do some sorties out to see other acts.  You'll always miss something good.  You can't win, but you can't lose either!

    I would recommend either the Star, Tower of Gold, or Rooster stages for a Saturday home base, and Rooster, ToG, or Arrow for Sunday. Wish I were gonna be there, but I've been seeing far too much of PDX lately and really just wanna stay close to home. (Besides, there's a big cheese wingding in Portland tomorrow, so I'll be down there slingin' the chevre.)
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 02, 2009, 10:27:53 AM
    KFOG reported earlier that Robert Plant is in town to sit in w Buddy Miller tonight (at GAMH maybe?). Expect him to appear at Hardly Strictly this weekend.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: radical347 on October 04, 2009, 08:23:14 PM
    I saw:

    Lyle Lovett
    Okkervil River
    Boz Scaggs
    Natalie MacMaster
    Nick Lowe
    World Party
    Galactic
    Marianne Faithful

    My favorite was Lyle Lovett, followed closely by World Party, then Natalie MacMaster who was surprisingly delightful.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Alicat on October 04, 2009, 08:42:43 PM
    So, is anyone going to Hardly Strictly?  If so what times for what performances?

    I wanna go & bring the kids to one or two things, would love to see Little Feat in particular.

    yes, I'll be there all three days.  working half day tomorrow to get a head start and hope to see MC Hammer.  I know I can't touch him, I just want to see him!

    there are so many good acts, as always.  I'll have to start deciding what to see and where to put my "base blanket" down soon.  The plan is to get there early as possible, and camp out in one spot in front off a stage that offers the most consistent good stuff.  But then we always do some sorties out to see other acts.  You'll always miss something good.  You can't win, but you can't lose either!

    I would recommend either the Star, Tower of Gold, or Rooster stages for a Saturday home base, and Rooster, ToG, or Arrow for Sunday. Wish I were gonna be there, but I've been seeing far too much of PDX lately and really just wanna stay close to home. (Besides, there's a big cheese wingding in Portland tomorrow, so I'll be down there slingin' the chevre.)

    So wish I coulda popped into the Park. Drove through 19th to 25th this morning and back in the afternoon and got too tied up with family chores. :'(
    It was a gorgeous day in SF. Windy, sandy out at the beach.
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: ggould on October 04, 2009, 10:26:17 PM
    rode our bikes over around 4, but forgot bike locks, and couldn't get in.  Spent time on the periphery

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38842&id=1317875387&l=ec8a4b8b08
    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: Tinka Cat on October 05, 2009, 09:14:45 AM
    rode our bikes over around 4, but forgot bike locks, and couldn't get in.  Spent time on the periphery

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38842&id=1317875387&l=ec8a4b8b08

    oh man, they had free valet bike parking sponsored by the SF Bike Coalition down near the Porch Stage (east end).  You didn't need a lock.    :(  But I'm sure it was chaotic and you were prob coming from the west, so it wasn't that obvious where to park them. 

    I saw several acts, some in their entirely, some only partially:

    Friday:
    Poor Man's Whiskey
    John Prine - his version of Angel from Montgomery brought a tear to my eyes, but maybe it was the wine and dust
    Tom Morello - fairly sympathetic to his politics, but maybe I'm getting older b/c when he dropped the f-bombs I was thinking, can't you keep it clean?  if you say f*** too much it loses effect.  brought Steve Earle and Alison Moorer to sing This Land is Your Land -- complete with the little known verse about "my people" lining up at "relief office."
    Lyle Lovett - very professional, his backup singers were amazing, but he left me a bit cold.  I don't dig his voice that much

    Saturday my faves were:
    Marshall Crenshaw - I'm not a fan, but really enjoyed the several songs he did.  He had a steel guitar player with him, nice touch. He was in good voice, and he did Someday Someway, too!   as heard on the radio!
    Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris came out for a couple songs, and Robert Plant sat in for the last 20 minutes or so.  KFOG reported he was in town, so I figured the odds were good that Percy would appear).  good times.
    then we skipped around aimlessly for a bit hearing bits of several acts. Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women were really fun, Reckless Kelly, Billy Joe Shaver was a nice surprise (to me, even though he's a legend to those who aren't as ignorant as I), Rosie Flores and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts.
    Marty Stuart was amazing! the guy is 5'4" with a world class achy-breaky mullet, but boy-howdy! can he pick that Telecaster, mandolin and Martin acoustic!  One of my best discoveries this year. And we got very close to him at the Towers stage, since most folks were back at Rooster listening to Richie havens plays his three chords or Gillian Welch at Banjo.

    I heard a few songs from World Party.  They sounded good, just the main guy on acoustic, a violin player and a guy on electric guitar.  Of the four songs I heard, I was impressed that two of them I recognized (Put the Message in a Box was their opener).

    back at Rooster, Robert Earl Keen was a rowdy party, he finished his set w encores w a couple straight covers: White Room -- the steel guitar did a fine job replicating the orig Cream version's haunting chorus part in the opening ... and as I was leaving he started into Ripple. 
    On the way out, I caught the last few songs from Steve Earle and his Bluegrass Dukes.  got right up near the stage, close enough to see Steve Earle's beard swaying in the wind.  Tim O'Brien was on mandolin. fun, but I left before they did Copperhead Road, dangit!

    Sunday we planned better. I biked there, arrived at about 9:30 and got a decent spot at Rooster.  After gf and other friend arrived, I wandered a bit and found another buddy who got a spot at Banjo.  We got some coffee from a hippie caravan cart, then we went to Arrow and heard Moonalice for 1.5 songs and left, we weren't in the mood for their blues-rock thing.  They passed out some cool Fillmore quality posters for free, so they have some money behind them. GE Smith and Jack Casady are in the band.  My friend remarked "What a waste of a good bass player."  zing!

    heard Elvis Perkins in Deerland for a couple.  vocalist just very slightly reminiscent of the Waterboys.. and I like what they did but I had to skeedaddle to get back for the days highlights:

    Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 (featuring Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin);  he was great, loved it!  I could have left right then and the day would have been a success, but next up was Billy Bragg - another amazing set.  I might go see him tonight or tomorrow at GAMH.

    ...then I settled in for some gen-u-ine bluegrass at the Banjo Stage.  I knew my buds had a space fairly close to the sound board, and negotiating the crowds around the banjo stage is hell, so once I got to their spot, I knew I couldn't/shouldn't leave.  But doing that meant I missed Galactic, Marianne Faithfull (my gf said she was great). The spot was good, much better than the far back or clinging to the dusty crowded slopes near the roadway, but people congregated nearby enough that it caused us to stand a lot in order to see.  oh well, you're supposed to dance to that stuff anyway. yee-haw!

    We heard the sets from Earl Skruggs and Ralph Stanley.  You have to see the legends. Earl turned 85 just recently, and Ralph is 82.  Then the Del McCoury Band came on. I had to see them this year having missed them the last time and regretting it.  they did 1952 Vincent Black Lightning and Nashville Cats, two of their best known and really two of the only songs I do know them.  Del was asking for requests, but I was unable to yell loud enough to request City Of Stone (I was sending telepathic waves to him, but I don't think they penetrated his truly awesome silver hair barrier.)

    After they finished, I caught the last 10 mins of the Knitters from the far back of Rooster stage, then made my way down to see Amadou and Mariam, who started a full 45 minutes late!  which is amazing at this festival, which usually runs like an Fascist-era Italian train.  They were worth the wait, the hipsters were dancing their butts off, but I was fading and left after 30 minutes.

    can't wait until next year..!


    Title: Re: The Concert Thread
    Post by: urth on October 05, 2009, 09:45:29 AM

    I saw several acts, some in their entirely, some only partially:

    <snip>

    can't wait until next year..!


    Nice, sounds like you did HSBG up right, sampling a little bit here and a little there. Wish I could have seen Robyn and Billy and Marianne and....a lot of it, but glad you were there