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Old 11-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What Shows Have You Been To Lately?

Strangely enough, I don't think we have a designated thread for this topic. We have the "bands you're anticipating seeing" thread, but that's not quite the same. Since I've been on a kick of trying to go to more shows lately, I figured I'd make this thread. Any type of live music performance is fine to post here, but please tell us a bit about the show. Posts don't have to be particularly long, but ones just containing the names of bands with little or nothing else will be deleted.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We had such a topic, but who gives a ****.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just went to see Scratch Acid last night. I've been a fan of them since I was fourteen or fifteen and never in million years thought I'd ever have a chance to see them live since they broke up in 1987. So I was shocked when I found out they were playing walking distance from my house! It was my first time at this particular venue, which just opened a month or two ago, and I really liked the setup of the place. And the band were great! The years have definitely not been kind to David Yow and honestly he looked like he was about keel over at any moment, but he put absolutely everything into his signing, hocked lugies all over the stage and fortunately kept his clothes on for the entire show. I've always been a fan of David Wm. Sims' bass playing and it was great to see him perform in person, but the person who really surprised me was Rey Washam. I never thought to much about his drumming before but seeing him live gave me a whole new appreciation--he really is a pretty fantastic drummer. Highlights of the show for me were "Lay Screaming", "Damned for All Time", "Cannibal" and "She Said".
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I recently saw Dillinger Escape Plan open for Mastodon. I didn't particularly enjoy Dillinger... to be blunt, the music they make sounds like amelodic, atonal drivel and I just don't have the PhD in Timesignatureology necessary to make sense of it. Mastodon on the other hand were great; they weren't showy at all and spent most of the set intensely focused on their instruments. They sounded excellent and I can understand how the technicality of their songs combined with the fact that all four members contribute vocals makes it difficult to jump around like the roid-raging Dillinger lead singer. They also played a wide berth of material-- about an equal amount from each album, with the exception of the Hunter of course.

Also, I don't know if you guys are aware of this site but it's fantastic. Setlist FM
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I recently saw Dillinger Escape Plan open for Mastodon. I didn't particularly enjoy Dillinger... to be blunt, the music they make sounds like amelodic, atonal drivel and I just don't have the PhD in Timesignatureology necessary to make sense of it. Mastodon on the other hand were great; they weren't showy at all and spent most of the set intensely focused on their instruments. They sounded excellent and I can understand how the technicality of their songs combined with the fact that all four members contribute vocals makes it difficult to jump around like the roid-raging Dillinger lead singer. They also played a wide berth of material-- about an equal amount from each album, with the exception of the Hunter of course.

Also, I don't know if you guys are aware of this site but it's fantastic. Setlist FM
Hot damn, I'm jealous man. I like both bands quite a bit!
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The last show I went to was last month... Nuclear Rabbit reunion concert! Hadn't seen them play in about 5 years. And then someone uploaded the whole thing on youtube. I'm in it multiple times in a brown Hiero hoodie. It was at the Gilman in Berkeley, CA...

I dunno why its in 3d, but its still the best NR footage on the internet.

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dammit, I hate when people misuse the word atonal. I in no way has bad connotations...

Anyway, I don't know, man. I think DEP are pretty accessible in their own way. They're not like Tool, for example, which uses a lot of strange technique but never uses it to make a song sound different from another.
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dammit, I hate when people misuse the word atonal. I in no way has bad connotations...

Anyway, I don't know, man. I think DEP are pretty accessible in their own way. They're not like Tool, for example, which uses a lot of strange technique but never uses it to make a song sound different from another.
Perhaps it doesn't have bad connotations for you, but I believe atonality is fundamentally counter to what I consider music. It turns a collection of notes into nothing more than aimless noise.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well I was going to see Testament and Death Angel in a few weeks but for whatever reason that show has been cancelled. I was also tempted to go see Cynic in a few weeks with the rumor that Anathema would be touring with them, but that doesn't seem to be the case, for this show at least. So my two shows for the rest of the year that I was looking forward to seeing are gone :/

However in the spirit of the thread, I did go see Sweatshop Union back in early-mid September with a buddy, although we had to sit through like 5 opening acts. It got to the point where we left the venue, went to a gas station, bought 40 oz's and started drinking them outside this scrap yard near the venue. By the time we finished them, Sweatshop Union were already a little ways into their set and my buddy wanted to leave because he has old man hips and they were sore after spending 2 hours standing through opening acts. As he was my ride home, I grudgingly went with him, still we got through at least 5 songs so I guess it wasn't all bad.

Last show I actually had a really good time at was back in May when I saw Dessa and Sims play on a Wednesday night during Finals week. I even told her that the small audience was probably attributed to all the university students studying for their finals. Still it was a pretty decent show all things considered. Last few shows I saw before that were other hip hop shows, Ceschi in February, Talib Kweli in April, and Gift of Gab later that month. It's been a very hip hop year for me, which is good for making up for all the shows I missed before I really got into the genre, but god damn what I wouldn't give for a metal show.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Let's see, the last show I went to was the Mushroomhead concert with Psychostick that I went to with my girlfriend, and it was quite awesome! =D
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