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    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2010
    Saw the Black Keys last night! Fairly shoddy sound unfortunatly, the roundhouse doesn't lend itself to..well much really. Haven't heard a good gig there yet. Band on fire though, not sure about the inclusion of live bass and keys on the new tracks. Some sounded pretty good, but the older stuff with just the two of them brought the house down. The tone Dan Auerbach wrestles from his gear is jaw droppingly filthy.
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    Saw Touche Amore on Monday in a basement. I remember only ragged moments and snatches of songs, but everyone in the room was screaming out the chorus to Honest Sleep, while the singer was climbing on heating pipes hoisted on the arms of the sweat soaked crowd.

    Yeah, it was pretty fun.
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    missed them a couple months ago. that sounds like a fun as hell show!
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010
    Tool in less than three hours in St. Paul. Hoping to see the openers, Dalek. They seem to be some sort of experimental industrial hip-hop thing.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010
    Di'anno (the vocalist on Iron Maiden's first two albums) was way better than expected! He was a lot more versatile than I realised. It was a fun gig. Go and see him if you can. And the support act we did see, Razorwyre, were a combination of cheese and fun - sometimes too cheesy, but very amusing on stage. If you get the chance to see Razorwyre, do it: at worst you'll have a smile on your face at their stage presence and how cheesy they are.
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    I have to recommend ohmyrockness to any concert-addicted folks in NYC, LA, or Chicago. It's got a great roundup of shows both great and small on any given night, and it works well on a bunch of smartphones, in case you're a spur of the moment type like me.

    Sorry, people in other cities and countries...hopefully it'll grow to include you.
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    Dalek. They seem to be some sort of experimental industrial hip-hop thing.

    they are one of the only hip hop acts i own records from. quite good stuff. it is dirty and distorted with some heavy beats.
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    Oh, it was. Next time, go see them. It feels a little bit like Have Heart in terms of sheer volume of sincerity.
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010
    Dalek was alright, but I'm more interested in their recorded stuff than their live stuff. Live it was just the same old rap routine: guy with a mic, guy with a laptop, nothing particularly notable. The stuff I've heard online is much more interesting.

    Tool? Hands down the best concert I've ever been to, compared to three other Tool shows, two Type O Negative shows, two Strapping Young Lad shows, and two U2 shows. (Yes, yes, I know. Ugh. U2. Seriously amazing shows.) Every time I see them, the people smoking weed get closer and closer. This time they were right next to us. Next time I expect they'll be sitting on my lap. It's not that it's bad most of the time, but some of use have to get on a plane tomorrow, and that smell doesn't come off easily.

    I did a bit of live twittering during the show, but I'm planning on fleshing it out into a full review at some later point. Probably, y'know, on the plane.
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    Last night i attended an open air concert titled "inspired by Iceland"

    Several artists, both local and international, were involved. A webcast and videos were made and you can see them here....

    The international artists playing were Damien rice (yuk) Glen Hansard (who?) and Spiritualized Acoustic Mainline (much better). Overall it was a bit meh Way too much touristcore muszak and the really good artists were on pre-recorded videos that only people watching the webcast could see. Also it rained.... a lot.....

    am writing it up for the paper tonight. Here is the video for Spiritualized. check out 5:06 where a certain individual starts fucking around in front of the camera. I wonder who that could be?
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    Also: Fucked Up this weekend. Maybe twice. Sometimes, I love this city...
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    Delayed entry, but I caught Ween in Chicago on the 25th. It was my 9th Ween experience. The sound was terrible, but it was a loose and very enjoyable show. Way too hot. High point was busting out a cover of "Let's Dance". I do not reccomend the Aragon Ballroom. The shitty sound and hassle getting there is making my chances of making the trek to catch Iggy Pop there less likely.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2010
    In this year's line-up for a Singaporean music festival called SingFest, we've got, among others, Smashing Pumpkins, 30 Seconds to Mars and Kanye West. Or, as I like to call them, The League of Extraordinary Has-Beens.
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    FUCKED UP is waaaay more fun live than recorded. and that singapore fest is kinda emblematic of 'u.s.' reunion shit. other countries pay lots of $$$ so they play. i dont reallyblame them for the most part, but the corrigan 'plus guest' SP is a little ridiculous
    • CommentAuthornikoniko
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2010
    @ebullientsoul i saw touche amore with lowtalker, bane, and strike anywhere on the last night of the tour. so fucking cool. met jeremy bolm, the singer, at the merch table afterwards and he was the sweetest, chillest dude. they put on a great show. and the feeling of singing honest sleep, or cadence, or adieu, with fifty other people...can't be beat.
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2010
    Just saw John Garcia plays Kyuss. Awesome sound, tight band, fantastic set. I am an extremely happy Kyuss fan today.
    • CommentAuthorD-
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2010
    the pixies are coming to Argentina. I'm HAPPY.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2010
    What I caught of Mark Lanegan last Friday was really good. Very pretty. A little disappointed I missed a decent amount of the show due to a combination of socialising, expecting a later start and at least one support act. Regardless, the man has a wonderful voice - live, it was even better than expected. Highly recommended.
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2010
    Super 8-Bit Brothers (which are the the lead singer and the keyboardist for Tub Ring, one of my all-time fav bands) and the Protomen (which I think is actually a local band) are playing the 24th around these parts. I always assume Tub Ring and their related acts are never gonna play here again, considering they usually only play to the fella, myself, and a couple people who stand at the back of the room w/ their arms crossed. So I'm excited!
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    I'm envious of you. Bane/Strike Anywhere or Strike Anywhere/Bane is a great tour, wherever it is. Throw in last night of the tour AND Touche Amore...ugh. How was SA and Bane?