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    @ Brittanica - I saw the U2 Pop Mart tour at (the old!) Wembley Stadium, and despite not being a huge U2 fan it's still up there as one of the best gigs I've ever seen just for the sheer spectacle. And the friend I went with was a super-fan so it was fun to see him literally vibrating with excitement. I think he didn't really take it all in, or process a lot of what was going on, because when they walked off stage he turned to me and said "That was so good but I was really hoping they'd play One and Mysterious Ways and..." and I went "Dude, I'm pretty sure they're gonna play an encore." and his eyes lit up.

    I also saw Fugazi and that was definitely one of the best shows I've ever seen. At the start of the show Ian McKaye asked "Is there anything anyone wants to talk about before we get started?" and someone screamed out "WAITING ROOM!" He shot a withering glance in that direction and said "I asked if there was anything you wanted to talk about, not for requests" and you could see him mentally crossing Waiting Room off the setlist for that night. AND THEN they made the exact show I went to available to buy online as an official bootleg thing because it was so good!

    Please don't hit me.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2009
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    Well I saw U2 at Soldier Field last weekend (the 13th), and though it wasn't up there on theme like ZooTV or Popmart, it was certainly a spectacle. And a damn good show. Certainly better than when I saw them at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Probably, in fact, the best show I've ever seen. I'm getting to the point now that I can't really afford to go to many concerts anymore (nor find people to babysit my child), so I don't get to see as many smaller shows with unknown (well, lesser-known) bands as I used to.

    Plus I'm a dirty populist at heart, always striving for acceptance.
    • CommentAuthorAdamSward
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    Last concert I went to was the Dropkick Murphys show at Irish fest in St. Paul, early August. Big free outdoor type thing. Great time. Those cats play, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more considerate (while still insanely brutal) pit. Previous to that, I was taggin along doing live art on a cross country tour with Tub Ring, which was amazing. Got to see Creature Feature and The Birthday Massacre on all of the west coast shows, then Leathermouth and MSI on the east cost leg. Plus, you know, Tub Ring.

    Right now, looking forward to the Dethklok / Mastodon show coming up in October.
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    if you think the pit was insanely brutal for a free dropkick show,your head may a-splode when you see a converge pit at dethklok. just sayin.

    i have been in show withdrawal, not going to anything REALLY good since july. this weekend will be TITUS ANDRONICUS and my friends THE OSS. besides that next week is SOUL CONTROL (who i dont really like) and one of my local favorites RUN WITH THE HUNTED. they dont play out so much lately, and i havent seen them since their one sided 12" came out back in april (?) so im pretty excited.

    i saw LEATHERMOUTH last year and they were better than i expected...too bad the show was full of little kids who only came out because frank is in the band. it was with MC CHRIS, who i was VERY disappointed with. one of the most boring live performances i think ive ever seen.

    (to the person who has the list- i keep a calendar with eevry show ive ever seen. it goes back to 1994. its very very full. it is also one of most prized possesions)
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    @AdamSward and joe.distort - looking forward to the Dethklok/Mastodon show in a few weeks, according to my metal-nerd friend they've built up an almost perfect lineup with the 4 bands on the tour, unlike when Dethklok came through with "art rock" group ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    Just found out Gojira will be playing here on Oct 10. Oh god, that's gonna be awesome.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    just found out that Sunn O))), Isis and Clutch are all playing in glasgow soon. WOO FUCKIN' HOO!!!!
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    The Books last week... LOVELY.

    The end.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Underworld in two days! Anyone seem them live? I'm listening to a lot of live tracks, but curious to hear from people who've been there.
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      CommentAuthorfionchadd
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    I spent the weekend at White Air, which was awesome. Highlights included Doll and the Kicks, British Sea Power, White Lies (who apparently played their best set ever, according to a friend of mine), Natty, Biffy Clyro and the Doves. Got some good pics as well when I get round to sorting through them.
    • CommentAuthorTippy Cup
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    just found out that Sunn O))), Isis and Clutch are all playing in glasgow soon. WOO FUCKIN' HOO!!!!


    Alastair. When Sunn0))) played my city, my friends and I smoked a joint with Atilla. It was dope.


    (pun intended).
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Part Chimp at the Packhorse, Leeds (tiny room on the top floor of a pub).
    So loud I think my fillings shook loose.
    Brutal.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    tippy cup, thats fucking awesome
    • CommentAuthorGiles
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Should be seeing SunnO))) in London near Christmas time. Only going because OM are supporting and I have a man/bass player crush on Al Cisneros.
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      CommentAuthorJeffZero
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    @AdamSward
    Which Dethklok show are you hitting up?
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Saw Porcupine Tree this past saturday night. They played all of their new album The Incident, took a ten minute break, then came back and played over an hour of older stuff. It was sort of bad ass.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
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    Just got back from seeing Slam Dunk Contest and only Slam Dunk Contest at The Rutledge (which I think is best club in Nashville, but no one plays it). The other band on the bill showed up an hour early, and for some reason, decided to bounce immediately.
    Fun show. They just goofed off the whole time, and they had a guest guitarist from Born Empty. Didn't know the songs all that well, but he sure knows how to tell a bad joke.
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      CommentAuthorJeffZero
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
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    @brittanica
    Next time you see Tub Ring, ask Kevin to tell the joke about the guy with the giant orange head. Tell him Jeff Zero said so.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
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    UnderLOL

    Yes, I'm a silly person. Thoughts and photos of the Underworld gig here.
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      CommentAuthorapefist
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
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    Free tickets to Polyphonic Spree tonight. Never seen them live before. But they're a good band, hope the show is cool. Heard it was trippy.