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#801 Jaminbenb

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:31 AM

Yestival!

(yeah...spoilers...but that's just me!)

I found out that Yestival was coming to my local theater, and there was no way I was missing it, especially since Carl Palmer’s band was part of it.  I never saw Todd Rundgren live, so that was another interesting factor.  I’ve seen this version of Yes a few times, and they have their moments…

First on was Carl Palmer, so I made sure I got there early enough to get to me seat (This theater has started seriously checking people on the way in, and the lines are a pain, even for their Broadway show series, which my wife and I attend)  So I got in, ran into a few friends that work there, and grabbed a glass of wine.  Carl came on, and started off with a cute video of ELP’s mentions on a few TV shows, Jeopardy, Cheer’s and the Simpsons, then Carl went right into Hoedown!  I can’t honestly say I’ve ever seen someone attack a set of drums like him. I’ve seen him a few times, with Asia, and once with ELP years back, and the man just pounds the drums! Next up was parts of Karn Evil 9 which is one of my favorite ELP songs, then into Knife Edge.  After that he introduced Lucky Man in memory of Greg Lake, and urged people to take video of it and post online.  He ended his set with Fanfare for the Common Man, with a little drum solo in the middle.  Carl’s been one of my favorite drummers, and is probably one of the best technical players out there.  The members of his band were good, but not a great replacement for Keith Emerson, and Greg Lake, but I guess they will have to do since they are no longer with us. (In fact, someone reminded me that Cozy Powell passed away a few years back, so the offshoot group “Emerson, Lake, and Powell are ALL gone…saw that tour when it happened…another great show)    When his (much too short) set was over, I was informed by the guy sitting next to me that he was going to be signing things in the lobby after his show, so I thought, at least go down and get a picture.  Well, I saw the line wasn’t long yet, and grabbed one of his CD’s and decided to go get it signed.  WOW… Got to meet one of my drumming idols. To me meeting him was as good as meeting Neil Peart, both are severe influences on my playing, and I will have to say that Carl’s playing is some of the best out there!   So I was severely blown away getting to meet him.

Anyway… Next up was Todd Rundgren. I’m not a big fan, but know some of his stuff from XM radio, and hearing some of the old Utopia stuff back in the 80’s, so I was hoping that he’d play that. Looking at the setlist (after only knowing ONE of his songs)  he did two Utopia tracks, and the rest were probably his solo stuff.  This set reminded me of seeing Unit dB (who opened for Neal Morse when I saw him) or Star People, who I saw open for Blue Floyd a bunch of years back… serious “prog” overtones, and some odds and ends thrown in for the fun.  Enjoyed the set, but didn’t really know much of the music.  Might have to research a little more and see what I can find, a few of the tunes were pretty wild!

After the next set change, Yes came on. This show was set up to include one song from each album from the first until Drama, with some encore tunes. (sort of a familiar format)  It started off with Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra as the intro tape, right into Survival from the first album.  Highlights of their show for me were Yours is No Disgrace,  South Side of the  Sky, and And You and I. My favorite song of the evening was the Leaves of Green section from Tales From Topographic Oceans, ALWAYS one of my favorite pieces.   As far as the band goes, Steve had his son Dylan playing drums along with Alan White who’s had some physical medical issues the past few years. Alan should consider stopping, because he just doesn’t look good out there anymore.  Dylan handled most of the “Bruford” era stuff, and played more or less “percussion” the rest of the show. Alan did some playing, but as I said, he isn’t looking that good!   Geoff Downes was on keyboards, and when I sat there and thought about it, Steve Howe should have had Carl Palmer come out and have a go at some Asia stuff in memory of John Wetton!  Missed opportunity!  Maybe next time if they do this again (and if they do, leave Rundgren at home, and let Carl Palmer’s band play a little more)

Anyway… if you get a chance to see this show, don’t miss it, just for some of the odds and ends that they played.  Enjoyable music that we won’t be able to hear like this in a few years because these guys won’t be doing it forever.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:04 AM

As for the Yestival set  list:   Cool that they played a song from each album, but man what a short set list.  I guess it is because these dudes are old, but how about a few more tunes?

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

The gist of a conversation I heard on my way out was "could they have picked shorter songs?!?!?" the guy said, "I get that Close to the Edge, Relayer, Awaken, and Tales from Topographic Oceans are all 20+ minutes each, but they COULD have done at least more of them or one WHOLE one"

(They did the Soon part of Relayer, and the Leaves of Green part from Tales)

But Steve is looking frail, and as I said Alan White is looking pretty weak... I didn't have a huge problem with the setlist, I was just mad that Carl Palmer's band didn't get more than 30 minutes.

Going to see the "Other" Yes in October. Rick Wakeman and John Anderson aren't exactly spring chickens, but they still can perform... and Trevor Rabin is still in pretty good shape...sort of like Geoff Downe in this version...but "ARW" does play Awaken (well they did the last tour, which was cool to see again)

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:28 AM

Took my 12 year old daughter and 2 of her friends to see Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes.  Two teen heartthrobs.

I enjoyed the show.  It is what you think it is.  Sugary pop made for teenage girls.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:26 PM

Roger Waters - Barclays Center Brooklyn NY - Sept 12, 2017

Section 8 Row 18 seats 15-18 (on the isle !!! )

Perfect NYC evening for a concert.   We started off the evening with burgers and beers at Stout on 33rd, near MSG.   After dinner we took the #2 subway from Penn Station to Barclays.   Really easy trip which took about 25 mins.

I had a pass to the Billboard Club at Barclays so we visited the club ( downstairs - ugh ) and had a few more beers.  At 8pm we took our seats.

As with the Gilmour show of last year, Waters was playing odd sounds ( mostly seagulls and beach sounds ) over the speaker system for about 20 mins before his band took the stage.  Great spacey vib.

Visually the show was amazing.   Great sound and setlist.   As with most Waters' shows, politics were involved and I agree with his views so I enjoyed what I saw.  You can see a lot of footage on youtube but the second 1/2 of the show included two songs from Animals.

We left the show on a high and I was home in bed in NJ by 12:30am.

Would I see him again ?  In a heartbeat.

Go if you can get a ticket !!!

Spoiler but check this out if you dare


https://youtu.be/wFzOWz_7Bzg

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:29 PM

The more notable concerts I've been to this summer!

Dead & Company - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Surprised the boys added the Buckeye State late in the tour itinerary, but you can't complain considering how well these guys play together. The biggest surprise of the evening was how short the first set was at just one hour and three minutes! We were on our way with Hell in a Bucket serving as the opening tune. I actually really enjoyed how they've fleshed this song out during the summer tour. As opposed to last year's slow jam intro, they sped it up just by one notch, and it's noticeable. The pacing of the song hasn't changed, and it's nowhere near how it used to be, but they've gotten more comfortable picking up speed. Mississippi Half-Step then enters, occupying it's usual first set placement. Not as spirited as Cincinnati last year, but still a wonderful treat. Black-Throated Wind came as the solo song from Bobby, and...I wasn't really impressed. As many times as I've heard this song, I just can't understand why people like it. The crowd didn't seem overly enthused with it, either. As we continue our trip, the band plays a very rolling Row Jimmy>Big River combo that got the crowd back into the groove. Cassidy follows, eliciting a much more enthusiastic reaction than Black-Throated Wind. The first set closed with the first Big Railroad Blues of the tour. It was only the third time D&C have played it, but I'd be damned if this doesn't go down as the definitive version. The band leaves us in confusion, considering most of us seemed to foolishly assume a first set that should have lasted another 10 minutes.

An absolutely fireball China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider jam that showcased John Mayer doing more than your typical blues licks kicked off the second set. Even Bobby and the Rhythm Devils looked astonished like the rest of us. He's Gone occupied it's usual spot in the second set, and this crowd seemed much more enthusiastic than previous ones on the tour. Truckin' presented a really great mid-set vehicle, but missed the mark of a really great and outstanding performance. John got carried away and seemed to lose whatever idea he had when starting the jam. Bobby pulled him back in and all was right with the world with an incredibly drone heavy Drums>Space. Of course, if John made a stumble, Bobby couldn't keep himself from stumbling either. Space left and I Need a Miracle entered, giving Bob the spotlight once again. In a moment of confusion, he forgets part of the first lyric, mumbling his way through as the crowd helped him get back on track. As our Miracle drifted away, Wharf Rat came in like an emotional wave. First time I've ever seen that song performed, and it blew me away by a mile. Bobby has the vocals for it down to a pat, and I think it's the only Jerry-led song he really gets right. Good Lovin' soon followed, pretty standard for a show closer, but with just the right amount of "oomph" to keep the crowd alive. Black Muddy River served as the encore, and I think it can easily be called "John's song" at this point. While he may not evoke the same emotion that Garcia could with this song, John leaves his mark on it each time he plays. As usual with these guys, it's always a great time to see them. They're incredibly well versed in each other's playing techniques, and I can't wait to see what they do for the upcoming Fall Tour. 10/10

Roger Waters - Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

I've never made it a secret that I'm a big Pink Floyd fan, especially for the Waters-era of songwriting. I also highly prefer Roger's solo output to David Gilmour's. I was really excited for this show because I had gotten the tickets as an early birthday gift from my girlfriend. We had seats very close to the stage in the first section of the lower bowl on stage right. I had kept tabs on Roger when he did some shows in Mexico City and Desert Trip, but avoided any spoilers for this tour like the plague. Knowing how Roger is, it was a given that the show would be spectacular from start to finish, so my expectations were very high. As we got into the arena proper, I was surprised at the sparse nature of the production, but awed at the scale of this giant screen. Looking above, I saw a large iron structure that I knew was not part of the arena ceiling. Strobe lights at the top of the arena? This'll be interesting. Looking around the corners of the arena, I saw the quadrophonic speaker setup and became excited to see how well these would be utilized.

15 minutes before showtime, the screen turns on to show the image of a shoreline, and the sounds of ocean waves crashing and gulls crying came into the arena. As the lights finally dimmed and the opening heartbeats of Speak to Me began to play, I knew we were in for one hell of a show. As Breathe kicks into high gear, the screen transforms into a never ending galaxy of stars, perfectly complimenting the spaced out nature of so many early Pink Floyd material. As soon as Breathe ends, Roger immediately begins the bass intro to One of These Days. This was, without a doubt, the most spirited performance of One of These Days I've personally witnessed. The speaker system was so well tuned for this song, with Roger's multiple delay and reverb effects bouncing from one end of the arena to another in seemingly random directions. If I hadn't stopped moving my neck to see where the sound was coming from, I would have gotten whiplash. The screen behind the band turns into a psychedelic wonderland, with original screen film sections crossed with refracting light. As we move forward, the band pulls out more Dark Side material, playing Time and The Great Gig in the Sky. Flawless playing, perfect execution, and skilled craftsmanship make this iteration of Roger's backing band one of his best. After a moment of pure darkness, the familiar sounds of the VC-3 intro for Welcome to the Machine began at the back of the arena and moved its way forward. I absolutely love how Roger arranged this song to be a true full band piece instead of a partial band piece. The up front nature of the drums and guitar, both electric and acoustic, present an amazing contrast between the light and dark tones this song makes. The screen displays an updated version of the original screen film used in 1975, which remains as stunning as ever. We then move on to Roger's new solo material, as he plays Deja Vu, The Last Refugee, and Picture That. An emotional high point in the first half of the show comes with The Last Refugee, with the screen showing the music video released one month prior to the tour commencing. More moving are some of the notes Roger is able to hit in his advanced age, breaking through the emotional barrier many people were perhaps not expecting to have penetrated. Going back to our familiar favorites, Wish You Were Here presents even more nostalgia and a great "singalong" tune for the crowd. To round out the first half, a Wall medley is played, consisting of Happiest Days, Brick Part 2, and Brick Part 3. During this medley, local school kids come out, dressed in Resist tees and performing a well rehearsed dance routine. The crowd immediately responds to this with massive cheers, and seeing the smiles on these children's faces was something special.

As the intermission winds down, the sounds of cop cars, breaking glass, and running feet echo throughout the arena. Once the intermission is over, the lights go out, and the large iron structure begins to drop, the sound of loud blaring sirens announcing its descent. As the structure lowers, it suddenly stops perhaps 25 feet above the heads of the people on the floor. It then separates and reveals projection screens, rising upward. Once this extension is complete, the towers of Battersea rise from the top of the extension, and everyone can pretty much guarantee what happens next. The opening acoustic guitar of Dogs begins playing and our ride continues. This iron structure with projection screens is almost unbelievable. The visuals for Dogs are stunning, as is the use of the Quad speakers around the arena. During the quiet section of Dogs, Roger and most of the band don animal masks and drink champagne, inspiring on the projection screens hanging above the crowd disturbing images of a social Animal Farm. The screens stay up for the next song, Pigs. Given the political nature of Roger's shows, it comes to no one's surprise that Pigs is aimed at President Trump. Images of Donald's head (and various facial expressions) imposed onto the bodies of hogs inspires much laughter, pointing, and middle fingers thrown in the air. While I don't agree with Roger politically, I did find the images that accompany the song to be well done, and certainly serve the meaning of the song. Of course, our old swine friend Algie made his much anticipated appearance. Unlike previous tours, this pig is remote controlled, allowing the crew the send it over much of the lower bowl as well as the floor. He's an old pig, but he's a good pig. After a short excursion through Animals, we head back to Dark Side, with Money and Us and Them. Again the projector screens are a main focal point. During the guitar solo on Money, they move up and down, showing images of luxury (and a few more shots at Trump with his New York building). During Us and Them, the screens are once again fully extended, showing the stark differences between with and without, rich and poor. As Us and Them reaches its climax, the band launches into another new tune from Roger. Smell the Roses comes out of the chorus of Us and Them, echoing the influence of Animals. The band creates a massive wall of sound here, and the tension caused by much of Us and Them finds its way out to sweet release when this song explodes. It receives a rather loud response from the crowd once the lights go down. Another short moment of darkness begins, but ends quickly with the sound of an acoustic guitar to begin Brain Damage. As the lights slowly come back, a giant inflatable metallic looking orb is sent around the arena, reflecting the numerous cell phone camera flashes and spotlights that are cast upon it. As it moves across the arena, the reflections change constantly. It is also remotely controlled, making it seem like a sentient being. Brain Damage offers no fancy visuals other than plain white lights and the metallic orb. As the final bars of Brain Damage play, the lights slowly go out. The explosion of Eclipse triggers a magnificent laser array shaped in a prism of multiple colors. So impressive is this event that one will hear an audible gasp from the crowd before enormous cheers. As the song nears its conclusion, the apex of the prism extends and small lights in rainbow colors spread on each side. With the massive roar of the crowd, Roger and the band wave and clap back at the crowd. After a short speech and band introductions, the encore begins. An acoustic Vera and Bring the Boys Back Home inspire another great crowd singalong as a lead up to Comfortably Numb. As usual, Numb puts the crowd in a frenzy and gives the show one last jubilant moment. During the final solo, Roger jumps down from the stage and walks the front row, shaking hands and giving high fives to the crowd. He comes back just in time for the end of Numb, takes one final bow with the band, and they all exit.

This was my second time seeing Roger. My first time was in 2012 to see the second North American leg of The Wall Tour. My seats for that concert were in the upper bowl of Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, but we had a straight view of the production. Comparing both shows, I can say that both were emotionally impacting on different scales. Roger never fails to amaze me as a performer, and he still has a lot of energy in him. A lot of speculation is that this is going to be his last full scale tour, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's true. It was also said that The Wall Tour would be his last large tour, and that ended up lasting three years. Will this tour last that long? I would be very surprised if it did. The tour is already incredibly long, having lasted since Memorial Day weekend and stayed exclusively in the United States this year. There's already an Australia and New Zealand leg planned for January and February, which means Europe will come soon after that. If the tour were to extend beyond a European leg, I would be amazed. If this is really Roger's last big tour, there's no doubt in my mind he'll go out with an even BIGGER bang that he did with The Wall. I would, however, like to see some changes in the setlist. While the performances were great, it didn't really feel like anything more than a Greatest Hits show. Yes, the material Roger will play is recognizable to many FM radio listeners, but many of the people who go to see him want to hear his solo material. The last time Roger played material from Amused to Death was 9 years ago. This show featured only the new material, and while that was great to hear, it was disappointing to see Roger seem to rely mostly on his Floyd material. If the tour setlist is changed, I would be more willing to see the show again if it made another North American leg. If you've never seen Roger, this might be your last chance to do so. Highly recommended. 8/10

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

Well, I saw U2 with Beck a few days ago on Friday and it was soooooooooooooo amazing! We were High up and got great seats and could see the stage well. Beck was amazing and so was U2. I loved how Beck reved up the crowd for U2, and when U2 came on it was perfect. So many things went well and we even flashed lights with the rest of the crowd. It was one of the best days ever my doods, seeing the last shw of U2's North American tour.

The only bad part was when we got kicked outta our seats 3 times oml.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 28 September 2017 - 01:37 PM, said:

Well, I saw U2 with Beck a few days ago on Friday and it was soooooooooooooo amazing! We were High up and got great seats and could see the stage well. Beck was amazing and so was U2. I loved how Beck reved up the crowd for U2, and when U2 came on it was perfect. So many things went well and we even flashed lights with the rest of the crowd. It was one of the best days ever my doods, seeing the last shw of U2's North American tour.

The only bad part was when we got kicked outta our seats 3 times oml.

U2 concerts in the pit are way more intense. I was right against the C stage extension in Indianapolis, no more than 5 feet from the guys. Locked eyes with Bono, Edge and Larry a few times! Was incredibly emotional.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

View PostOracle, on 28 September 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 28 September 2017 - 01:37 PM, said:

Well, I saw U2 with Beck a few days ago on Friday and it was soooooooooooooo amazing! We were High up and got great seats and could see the stage well. Beck was amazing and so was U2. I loved how Beck reved up the crowd for U2, and when U2 came on it was perfect. So many things went well and we even flashed lights with the rest of the crowd. It was one of the best days ever my doods, seeing the last shw of U2's North American tour.

The only bad part was when we got kicked outta our seats 3 times oml.

U2 concerts in the pit are way more intense. I was right against the C stage extension in Indianapolis, no more than 5 feet from the guys. Locked eyes with Bono, Edge and Larry a few times! Was incredibly emotional.

omg amazing!

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:51 PM

Just got home from Classic Albums Live, 2112. It was really good, a great bunch of musicians.  They did the whole album and then some other songs as well.  Note for note.  And the singer came out afterwards and talked with everybody in the lobby, that was pretty cool.

It made me incredibly nostalgic though...

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:22 AM

View PostLaurabw, on 30 September 2017 - 09:51 PM, said:

Just got home from Classic Albums Live, 2112. It was really good, a great bunch of musicians.  They did the whole album and then some other songs as well.  Note for note.  And the singer came out afterwards and talked with everybody in the lobby, that was pretty cool.

It made me incredibly nostalgic though...

Wow, I've never seen any Rush cover bands here.  All they seem to produce of any quality are Floyd versions and well, kinda over that now!

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

View PostSteevo, on 05 October 2017 - 04:22 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 30 September 2017 - 09:51 PM, said:

Just got home from Classic Albums Live, 2112. It was really good, a great bunch of musicians.  They did the whole album and then some other songs as well.  Note for note.  And the singer came out afterwards and talked with everybody in the lobby, that was pretty cool.

It made me incredibly nostalgic though...

Wow, I've never seen any Rush cover bands here.  All they seem to produce of any quality are Floyd versions and well, kinda over that now!
I'm not sure what actually qualifies as a cover band but I don't know that these guys actually are. Of course the songs aren't theirs, but they do it note for note without putting any of their own twist on anything.  So it was kind of weird to hear the music which was pretty much spot on but not hear Geddy singing.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:07 PM

View PostLaurabw, on 05 October 2017 - 07:55 PM, said:

View PostSteevo, on 05 October 2017 - 04:22 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 30 September 2017 - 09:51 PM, said:

Just got home from Classic Albums Live, 2112. It was really good, a great bunch of musicians.  They did the whole album and then some other songs as well.  Note for note.  And the singer came out afterwards and talked with everybody in the lobby, that was pretty cool.

It made me incredibly nostalgic though...

Wow, I've never seen any Rush cover bands here.  All they seem to produce of any quality are Floyd versions and well, kinda over that now!
I'm not sure what actually qualifies as a cover band but I don't know that these guys actually are. Of course the songs aren't theirs, but they do it note for note without putting any of their own twist on anything.  So it was kind of weird to hear the music which was pretty much spot on but not hear Geddy singing.

Yeah sometimes it's a spin, sometimes note for note.  I'm talking the later, the lightshow, stageshow, it's kinda strange seeing it all up close but entertaining I guess...wouldn't go to many of them.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:27 PM

Manson's father died last summer, and he was very deeply affected by it because they were quite close.  I really enjoyed his concert a few years ago.  It was a medium-sized venue, more intimate than a large arena.  A lot tamer than I expected, but well worth the ticket price.  I kept thinking something awful would happen because I'd heard stories from other people who'd been to his concerts, but it never did.  I just ended up sleeping in and I missed my sculpture class the next day.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

I saw Guns N Roses at the TD Garden last night.  Axl sounded good, although he was using a falsetto voice an awful lot.  Slash was really the centerpiece.  He sounded great.  They played about 3 1/2 hours, and did almost everything you could have asked.  I could have done with a few fewer Chinese Democracy songs (they did about 4) and a couple of songs from The Spaghetti Incident? or the first side of Lies if they felt like they had to get away from Appetite and Illusion.  Richard Fortus deserves more credit for his excellent playing.  And the video accompaniment to the songs was very cool.

They covered Black Hole Sun and The Seeker.  I would have preferred they do Slash's Promise for Cornell, but they did an amazing job with Black Hole Sun.

It's popular to bash them around here, but it's been 26 years since I last saw them, and they haven't dropped off too much.  Axl has learned his lesson.  He didn't say more than 20 words all night long.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

I had the opportunity to see Dream Theater for the first time last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Needless to say, it was the best experience I ever had. It also happened to be my first Dream Theater concert and their first concert on their US leg of the IWB Tour. Some extremely good news to announce about the band, James LaBrie said once the tour is over, the band will start work on a new album released in 2019!

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:02 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 23 October 2017 - 08:32 PM, said:

I saw Guns N Roses at the TD Garden last night.  Axl sounded good, although he was using a falsetto voice an awful lot.  Slash was really the centerpiece.  He sounded great.  They played about 3 1/2 hours, and did almost everything you could have asked.  I could have done with a few fewer Chinese Democracy songs (they did about 4) and a couple of songs from The Spaghetti Incident? or the first side of Lies if they felt like they had to get away from Appetite and Illusion.  Richard Fortus deserves more credit for his excellent playing.  And the video accompaniment to the songs was very cool.

They covered Black Hole Sun and The Seeker.  I would have preferred they do Slash's Promise for Cornell, but they did an amazing job with Black Hole Sun.

It's popular to bash them around here, but it's been 26 years since I last saw them, and they haven't dropped off too much.  Axl has learned his lesson.  He didn't say more than 20 words all night long.
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

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View PostRick N. Backer, on 23 October 2017 - 08:32 PM, said:

I saw Guns N Roses at the TD Garden last night.  Axl sounded good, although he was using a falsetto voice an awful lot.  Slash was really the centerpiece.  He sounded great.  They played about 3 1/2 hours, and did almost everything you could have asked.  I could have done with a few fewer Chinese Democracy songs (they did about 4) and a couple of songs from The Spaghetti Incident? or the first side of Lies if they felt like they had to get away from Appetite and Illusion.  Richard Fortus deserves more credit for his excellent playing.  And the video accompaniment to the songs was very cool.

They covered Black Hole Sun and The Seeker.  I would have preferred they do Slash's Promise for Cornell, but they did an amazing job with Black Hole Sun.

It's popular to bash them around here, but it's been 26 years since I last saw them, and they haven't dropped off too much.  Axl has learned his lesson.  He didn't say more than 20 words all night long.
Rocket Queen, Coma, and Used to Love Her would make my GnR night!

They did all 3.  :)

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

I haven't seen the Grateful Dead since 1974.   Obviously I'm not a fan of the band but I do have Mars Hotel and a few bootlegs.

Last night I saw the remaining members ( Dead & Co. ) at MSG in New York with John Mayer on lead guitar.

It's odd that most of the Grateful Dead songs that I like, they played.   What a great evening !!!  The air was heavy with pot and people stood up, and danced the entire show.

Fun evening with a lot of happy people.  Groovy.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

The wife and I saw A Perfect Circle a couple of weeks ago.

Simply amazing show.  Everything about it was perfect.




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