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    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
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    I saw the Mountain Goats last Friday. It was an excellent time and good fun was had by all. We skipped the opener and went an got a coffee elsewhere, as we weren't feeling them. The Mountain Goats were great though. There was lots of storytelling between songs, good banter and two encores.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
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    Saw Ted Leo & the Pharmacists last Wednesday at the FUC, which was totally awesome. Then I saw Dr. Dog on Friday for the WXPN Free at Noon concert series so not only were they free, but they played the regular thirty five minute set that was broadcast, and then they stuck around for forty five minutes taking requests. They basically looked like they were having the most fun ever so even though I'm not tremendously familiar with their catalog, I had a wonderful time. Plus I was pretty near the front. Plus I ran into the drummer the next day at a music fest (they're from West Philly) and he remembered me from the day before. And then I got to see Double Dagger, the Extraordinaires, These United States, Birds of Maya, and a whole bunch of other bands at said fest.

    Good music week.
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    And *I* saw the Mountain Goats on Tuesday! If it was the same opener, yeah, she needs to learn not to mumble so much.

    The Goats were great as usual, I love how excited John Darnielle gets on stage... he is just going :D:D:D all show. In total contrast to the bassist, who looks cool as a cucumber even when he's rocking out. The stories are great as well, although it seems like every time I go to see them I find out that another song I did not know was about drugs is about drugs. *shrugs*
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
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    great news!

    Due to the eruption in Iceland, the lovely AMANDA PALMER is stuck in Reykjavik and is having a free concert here tonight!

    woot!
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      CommentAuthormagician
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
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    Skipping a bizzaro noise show from White Mice in Baltimore tonight thanks to a clusterfuck the night prior. Last good show was Harvey Milk and Coalesce.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010 edited
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    just saw Them Crooked Vultures last night! Fucking HEAVY but the crowd was DEAD. I do not fucking understand L.A. concert goers. They're too insecure and afraid to jump and slam into each other and get into it. They just stood there while I banged my head to every song. At least the short girl to my left was getting into it, chick on my right stood there like a statue like everyone else. W T F!?
    Lots of old people and white boys who look like Weezer wannabes or someshit. I think they just wanted to gawk at the ONE guy who happened to be in Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones). Actually overheard a guy who said he only heard maybe 2 QOTSA songs. I dunno, real pussy crowd, sorry. I like my rock shows with some god damn danger. Then again it was Club Nokia, the stank of corporate greed was everywhere. Event staff assholes at every turn (i had a spot right in the pit, but i went to get another beer and they wouldn't let me back in. and it wasn't even full yet, all cuz i didn't have some bullshit blue wristband!), and even bathroom attendants! Geez.
    Anyway, I still enjoyed finally seeing my favorite band. But I gotta get my ass to a rowdier show soon to gets some real action. What is wrong with people...

    PS: Dave Grohl beating the shit out of his drums was hypnotic and every beat poured right into my ears. The man is the Thor of drummers
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
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    @chris
    It's not just LA, don't worry. I think any city w/ some industry types has that problem.
    I'm guessing you got to see a local version of "The Nashville Shuffle". Arms crossed, feet firmly planted, possible nodding (but only if the subject is really rocking out).
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
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    "The Nashville Shuffle"

    Hahaha. Yeah I was surrounded by those fucks, I didn't wanna start jumping or else I'd probly fall and no one would give a shit. Realitvely new band = useless fans. Makes me miss the NIN crowd from last year T__T
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    every time i go to LA kids are rowdy as fuck...at the risk of pissing people off, maybe if you went to shows that were DANGEROUS there would be DANGER? CROW (japan) and WALLS (seattle) will be in long beach on may 23rd.i can guarantee craziness there.

    @ magician: i had to miss WHITE MICE two weeks ago as well, and then all i heard was how insane it was. ugh.
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    saw Jeff Beck Saturday at the Nokia center. he was good, but Dweezil Zappa opened for him playing Frank Zappa's songs and I like that even better.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
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    Was meant to see Shrinebuilder play last night, but sodding volcano stopped them. Bah. Also, Holy Fuck's been moved to a date I can't make! Double bah. On the plus side, I have tickets to see Boris and John Garcia plays Kyuss. So hooray!
    I actually have two spares to the Garcia gig in Amsterdam at the end of May if anyone's interested.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010
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    @icelandbob

    Enjoy it! She puts on one helluva a show!
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      CommentAuthorjonni
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2010
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    Going to see Sonic Boom Six in a very tiny venue in Brighton on sunday, since I've seen them get huge venues all dancing I am so excited about how crazy this is going to be, if I don't fall over I will be surprised.
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2010
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    I'm trying to go see Unknown Hinson when he comes to The Troc in may. I've heard he puts on a good show.
    • CommentAuthorChrisD
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2010
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    Just bought tickets for Evelyn Evelyn in May! I've never seen Amanda Palmer live but I swore I had to go to one of her concerts once I heard "Who Killed Amanda Palmer". So stoked!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2010
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    I'm hoping to go see that too!! I've seen her once and she's awesome. Which show are you going to?

    I finally went to a classical concert again. It had been two years since I'd seen any symphony, chamber, or what have you. It was amazing. I went home very, very happy.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2010
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    If any of you live in Nashville (or around), you should absolutely come to this tomorrow night. Proceeds are going to Hands On Nashville, and the money (I can only assume) is going in the same pot as FEMA money.
    (Plus, the fella and i know the drummer of Powerbrrrd, and he's a good chap. AND If you come, I'll get to meet you!)
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2010
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    Saw Amanda Palmer do here thing here a couple of weeks ago and it was immense. Support included an acoustic set from Melissa auf der Maur

    Pavement next week in Brixton. Then Teenage Fanclub in June
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    saw FUCKED UP again last night. eh, if it werent for the crowd being super excited i wouldnt have been too into it. the openers KILLED them for energy and fun. ELDERS , CAGEMATCH and LANDMINE MARATHON- all are recommended highly in case youve missed me talk about them before
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010 edited
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    Best friend and I just got tickets for Tool at the Xcel in St. Paul on July 1st. Dead center, first row of the upper deck, right next to the aisle. Provided I don't get drenched in beer from the people above us, this may be the best concert I will ever see.