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    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2010
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2010
    Saw Grinderman in Minneapolis yesterday. Fucking awesome show.

    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2010
    @ ebullilentsoul I saw the Swans a few weeks ago - incredibly emersive (and emotional) experience - I took earplugs but took them out half way through so I could really feel it. My face muscles ached for a day I smiled so much, and my tinitus found a new register.

    I'm really looking forward to this: Moonwiring Club, Raime, Dolly Dolly & Eyeless in Gaza at Exotic Pylon
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2010
    @sacredchao, OH GOD SWOON!
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2010 edited
    @dorkmuffin -- Indeed. The wife has been going on about how Nick Cave and (the other) Warren Ellis are both sex gods for the past few days now...Grrr...
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    had tickets to see Einstürzende Neubauten for tomorrow night and then I got this email this morning:

    "It is with great regret that Einstürzende Neubauten announces the cancellation of their planned thirtieth anniversary appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. While the US Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band’s visas, it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final step in the process."

    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010
    Faith No More is in town. I'm going tomorrow! Though I must admit I don't feel as excited as I should be. I fucking love FNM, but I feel like I am going to see a get-rich-quick nostalgia act. I hope I am wrong!
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    @William Joseph Dunn - Yeah Blixa, that's what you get for ditching the Bad Seeds.

    I kid, I kid. That really sucks.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010
    Okay so FNM did not disappoint. It was pretty IN. TENSE.

    and I ended up on the rail staring at Mike Patton all night.
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    The Sword will be here on the 14th in a really, really tiny bar. That should be pretty awesome. Will definitely have to wear earplugs, as I will have to go to work right after, and being deaf at work does not sound like a good thing.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2010 edited
    Tonight: Daisycutter/Coffinworm/Phobia/Goatwhore/Eyehategod

    More later, if I survive.

    That was one badass show. The rundown:

    Daisycutter - Local powerviolence. Good but not spectacular.

    Coffinworm - Local black/death/whatever metal. First time I'd ever seen them, despite living nearby and owning their record. Anyhow, they were great. They've got their shit together; the band is tight and nasty, and the singer has a definite stage presence. They know how to work an audience.

    Phobia - Didn't show up, something about logistical problems. My guess is the ridiculous arctic weather we had to brave to get there ourselves.

    Goatwhore - Saw them once about five years ago, and now they're even more unhinged and relentless. You can tell that these guys are metal veterans, because it looks as natural as breathing when they do it. Ended the show with Apocalyptic Havoc from their new album and the place fucking exploded. (Also got midsong fistbump from Ben Falgoust. \m/)

    Eyehategod - Jesus, what can you say? They have like a twenty year reputation of nihilism, brutality and desperation, and they do not disappoint. They're absolutely beastly live. They constantly waver on the border of perfect sync and completely collapsing. If you slow down the sound of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, I'm pretty sure it sounds like an Eyehategod song.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2010
    Caught the No Sleep Til tour on the Auckland leg. It was good, although the sound quality wasn't overly impressive. That's probably reflective of the short turnover between most of the bands. Unfortunately missed 3 Inches of Blood, but Katatonia put on a good set, Gwar were a lot of fun, and Parkway Drive sounded like a good band but we only caught the end of their set as we had to conserve energy to get through the day (3am starts, 8 - 9 hour drives, etc). Dropkick Murphys got the crowd impressively amped although that may have been because a lot of the crowd was only there to see them. NOFX were, unfortunately for a band I had high hopes for while not having heard any of their music, terrible: they seemed to be having technical issues initially but they were obnoxious (in an unfunny way - wit, how the fuck does that work?) and appeared to only be capable of playing two songs. They were also badly scheduled as they played after the Dropkick Murphys amped the crowd up and before Megadeth who were extremely tight live and put on a good show. I rate them as better live than Slayer (although in part that's because Araya's voice is shot) while still behind Metallica.
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    Just found out my job is going to give me as many VIP tickets as I want to see Flogging Molly at the House of Blues in Houston, TX on Feb 9! Very excited. Can't wait to tell the missus.

    What the Hell. They're free. Any Whitechapelers near Houston want free tix to see Flogging Molly?
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    Phobia - Didn't show up, something about logistical problems. My guess is the ridiculous arctic weather we had to brave to get there ourselves.

    while that is possible, PHOBIA is a very hit-or-miss band, to put it nicely. they are known for unpredictability and sometimes totally insane shit going down.
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    Last night we saw Prince at Madison Square Garden. It was a top notch show. Graham Central Station did a great opener, especially when you consider that Larry Graham has played something like five big shows in the last two decades. Prince did a very tight set with a small band and some backup singers. The musicianship was flawless and Prince can still sing like a castrated angel. We lucked out and he only took one break and he let Sheila E. cover for him, which was damned incredible. If you have a chance to go to one of the January shows then do it. And maybe we’ll all luck out and he’ll take this show on the road.
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    White Chapel, Motionless in white and Black Label Society
    check out my band i wanna hear your honest answers about us
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2010
    Saw Blind Guardian not long ago. Nice, small venue. Got to stand up front.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2010
    Going to see The Dresden Dolls on the 30th. I originally was gonna see them on new year's eve in San Fransisco but those plans fell through and I'm staying in San Diego, which works for me because Jason Webley opens for them for that show. Speaking of which, anyone want a ticket to see The Dresden Dolls on San Fransisco new year's eve (at The Warfield, specifically). I still have the ticket and at this point don't much care for cutting my losses, I just want it to get used (though I'd need to know asap so it gets there on time).
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011
    On January 5th I got to see Murder by Death do a show at Russian Recording here in Bloomington, IN. Since it's a small recording studio, the tickets were limited to 150, and the show was broadcast live on local radio. Very cool show, and a full band performance with high energy for such a small room. The opener was Dreamers of the Ghetto who are highly recommended if you dig dreamy, gothy, post-punk type stuff.

    Sunday night is the Fences/Cheap Girls/Against Me! show. I've been a fan of AM! for a long time, and while their newest album didn't quite floor me, I'm hoping they still put on a good show in the tiny storefront venue here in town.
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    i saw Kylesa last night... aside from some gear issues they were epic