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    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
    The Catalyst + local band yesterday here. It was a great show, and seeing the DIY gig agenda for next weeks I'm starting to think that being back to my homeland may be not so bad after all... If Catalyst play close to you and you're into screamo / violence / aggresive post-hardcore / whatever like that, make yourselves a favour and go.
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    that sounds right up my alley-where are they from?
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2010
    Richmond, VA, it seems. The concert promo compared them to "MAJORITY RULE or PG.99", but as I haven't listened to either band yet I can't tell you if it is true. This is their Myspace.
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    oh shit, i know who they are! theyve got a song on their lp about how the wrong member of metallica died in a bus crash.

    and PG99 is an excellent band. i highly recommend DOCUMENT 8 to start with if youve never heard them.
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2010
    I went to see Jamie Cullum with my wife here in Edinburgh. I appreciated his music, but I wouldn't have gone to the concert if she hadn't insisted. The concert was an absolute delight and invigorated me more than I thought possible by a "mere concert". It was irreverent, fun and done with so much love, it was like a form of mental medicine, and I now have a newfound admiration for that little man.

    I recommend to anyone who's enjoyed his music in the past to check his concerts out.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2010
    Spent the weekend at a "gig with corporate tie-in" Nokia on Ice where a whole host of local indie rawk bands played.

    It was about 70% meh, 20% pretty good and 10% Damn that is REALLY good!
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    CRIME IN STEREO tomorrow, then LAWRENCE ARMS on the 19th. There may be pictures. It will be fun.
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    then LAWRENCE ARMS on the 19th

    you got tix for the benefit show??? thats fucking rad. i am willing to bet that will be quite a memorable night. or a night half the people there dont remember fully!

    ive got
    18th-NECRO HIPPIES ( new orleans)
    25th-WALLS (seattle) (!!!)
    26th-HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH (boise)
    06/06-IN DEFENCE (minn)
    06/08-SIN ORDEN (chicago)
    07/19-BANNER PILOT (minn)
    07/26 PUNCH/CEREMONY (bay area)

    jesus christ.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010 edited
    really wanna see Dead Weather in June. new album just came out so they have more songs to play. Dunno why in the fuck I didn't bother to see em last year, but here comes another chance ^__^
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010
    My gig schedule for the year (aside from friends' bands) is pretty much only Slash and Broken Social Scene. I've seen BSS once before and they were fantastic.
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010 edited
    Started off my bachelor party weekend last night with a trip to see a reformed Pist and M13 (basically a reformed Brutally Familiar.)

    Goddamn awesome Hardcore show.
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010
    SMALL BROWN BIKE last night was amazing, but being at a venue like The Cake Shop made me feel very old.
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010
    @ costa_K

    I felt the same way at the Heirloom Arts Center in Danbury, CT last night.

    It was an all ages show. (Shudder)
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    @joe distort

    Yeah, I got tickets. Cannot wait. I believe PBR is pretty cheap there, which means AHOY GOOD TIMES.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010
    Hmmm...Danzig is coming soon but it's at the same place I saw Them Crooked Vultures (Club Nokia). Place is fucking corporate and crawling with shithead security. I mainly liked old Danzig before he started trying too hard to keep up with the times. Blah, I think I'll wait for Dead Weather.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010
    Going to see Nile next Saturday although they're not that interesting to me. I've been told they put on a good show live. Can anybody confirm?

    Also missed out on Metallica. Am saddened about this as I've been wanting to see them since about 1995 when I first started listening to them. Not really surprised though given how the NZ section of the tour has been organised and my perception of how much Metallica care about their fans. Can't see them all, I guess.
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    Just saw Elvis Costello this evening at the Peppermill Casino in Reno, NV. It was a good show, but we were sort of all the way in the back (not a huge place, but still hard to see much without looking at the giant screens projecting various shots of the stage...), and drinks were CRAZY expensive... Also, sort of the most nondescript venue ever. It's a ballroom, or something, but the stage was really plain, with just a curtain backdrop - and that's it. So it must have seemed really weird for him and his band up there on this large stage with barely anything on it and nothing behind them...

    Anyway, he played all his usual songs. I like Elvis Costello music, and I like listening to it on purpose quite often (as opposed to just liking it when it comes on the radio, or whatever...), but there was such an odd disconnect in going to see him at this concert. Mainly because he was so far away, but also because we were just sitting there in these uncomfortable chairs, and everyone in the place had decided on sitting, so there was only a little dancing up towards the stage which security would break up every few songs. So it wasn't like going to a packed club and feeling the energy. I sort of just felt like I was watching it on tv, especially since I've recently seen a few episodes of his Spectacle show... So, good, not great...
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2010
    Just returned from my very first live Boris experience. Aaaaaahhh! Sweet, sweet noise. Great mix of material and decent sound. They know how to wield feedback, those Borisians. Slightly unappreciative crowd though. Lots of talking through the quieter early stuff which is guaranteed to grind my gears.

    @JiveKitty I was dragged to a Nile gig a few months ago, it not really being my cup of tea either. I enjoyed it though. The drummer's stunning and the music's generally tight has hell. They bore the arse off me on record though. I imagine as long as the sound's decent you'll get something out of it.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2010
    :O Boris! I wish they'd come here!

    Sweet, I was hoping Nile might be decent live.
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    1) Drink beer.
    2) Rock out.
    3) Repeat as necessary.

    Seriously, though. A good local beer was on a discount which made it less expensive than Pabst Blue Ribbon (which people still bought anyway???), and I got there just in time to watch DEAD TO ME rip it up San Francisco style (for those not in the know, it means three chords, very quickly, keep songs under 3 minutes if at all possible) and not play Visiting Day.

    LAWRENCE ARMS, on the other hand, I don't want to describe with words now, but they played the hits (and started with Presenting the Incredible Dancing Machine!) while Brendan tried to slur out something about how it was great that we were all here in support of the two women who got beat up with bats. The atmosphere felt warm and not because of the sold out show. Packed house, with everyone I remember ever from the city's punk rock scene in the venue. Around 2/3s of the TLA set I realized I was hating the ground for being so damn stable. The encore was 100 Resolutions and Like A Record Player, dedicated to Chicago.

    So: Huge success.