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    Flogging Molly is coming to Houston in early March, and I think I'm going, but then again, I also want to go see William Shatner at the end of March. I might only be able to pull off one. Tempting.
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012 edited
    Sweet MOTHER OF PEARL. I went and saw Ghost last night in San Francisco. Incredible show.
    If you have not heard of Ghost they are sort of a satanic Blue Oyster Cult.
    I did a little write up on Lioncorn HERE.

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    holy shit the cover of the record came to life there?

    ZOLA JESUS was pretty boring, if i must say. it had a lot less of the haunting weirdness i was hoping for. not bad musically, but somone else there said it was 'more sultry, less abrasive' so that kinda sums up how excited i was. i ate a fantastic slow roasted pork burrito, that then made me pretty ill. score.
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
    @emonster: The other day I scored tickets to see Opeth/Mastodon/Ghost in Toronto! Looking forward to it even more now after reading your review.
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
    Man, Ghost was so much fun.
    Yes, they signed on to open for Opeth and Mastadon for a 31 city tour. I will go see them in Oakland in late April.
    I think they are going to blow up.
    Here's another pic:
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    @ Oneiros- I was just gonna say... that Ghost/Opeth/Mastodon show will be a fucking trip.

    Hey I don't know if anyone knows who Sage Francis is, but this is pretty much the only show I'm going to for a while on account of being busy as hell:

    The Minneapolis show. As a bonus I really, really like Kristoff Krane a ton. Part of it I think is the fact that I can relate to a lot of the shit he's saying/singing. If you don't know anything about him I'd recommend at least previewing "Hunting For Father" a bit; one of my favorite albums that came out that year.

    And Sage's "LI(F)E" -- which came out the same year -- is as close as anyone's ever come to blending Hip-Hop with Americana.
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    i know who mr Francis is. He did a show in Iceland a few months ago and he practically blew the house down. It was excellent!
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012
    SeƱor Francis was one of my very favorites in high school/early college. I kind of lost track of him, but I'm glad to hear that album was good! Gonna check it out!

    About to see Julie Christmas tonight. YESSSSSSSS. THere will be pictures.
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    i am going to THIS!!! SLAYER DUDE!

    and it looks it won't only be me. Nigredo, Will, Sneak046 and other will be going. JOLLY BOYS OUTING TO LANDAHN!!
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
    I've got the Emilie Autumn Glasgow gig coming up this Friday - can't wait!
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
    BOB YOU FUCKER!!! i really wanted to go to that
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    ive got DEAFHEAVEN on saturday
    a family BBQ with 90s ska bands VOODOOGLOWSKULLS, BUCK-O-NINE and GOLD FINGER in two weeks
    then the MENZINGERS/SIDEKICKS on my birthday weekend

    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2012
    @emonster, @Sonny:

    The Ghost/Mastodon/Opeth show was last night here at the Sony Centre in Toronto. I like Mastodon and I'm becoming a big fan of Opeth, but Ghost stole the show. Holy crap. I wish they'd played for longer than just a half-hour, but that half-hour was something special. I'll be doing up a blog post for work tomorrow and then I'll probably write up a longer post on my own blog focusing on Ghost, but wow -- I think Ghost is about to become my new music obsession. Here's one of the few decent shots I got:

    Ghost at the Sony Centre, Toronto, April 7, 2012

    We were third row centre for this. Couldn't believe how good our seats were. Yeah, I know -- seats. Meh, what can you do?

    This shot didn't come out that great, but HE'S STARING RIGHT AT ME

    Papa Emeritus
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    THE FLATLINERS: I nearly fainted screaming myself hoarse. Speaks for itself, I think.
    I AM THE AVALANCHE/HOSTAGE CALM: No one knew HOSTAGE CALM songs, which was disappointing, but the response to I AM THE AVALANCHE was a powerful reminder how joyous un-prefixed punk rock can be.
    CEREMONY. Pandemonium. Well, maybe a little less than pandemonium, but still an intense experience even for jaded assholes like me.
    DEEP SLEEP at some random bar. No stage! No barrier! I didn't know any songs and still had crazy fun.
    DEFEATER/CODE ORANGE KIDS at a warehouse. No stage. No barrier. No fucking problem. A performing area lit only by two red cave lights and a bunch of punks ready to go off. Nearly perfect.
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    its been a slow year for me with shows...not a lot of bands coming through that i like + my overall jadedness towards shows/ the social bullshit + trying to keep myself out of booze-fueled situations has cut down on a bunch for me.

    my birthday weekend featured the back to back punch of ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD playing a party for my friends venues 8th anniversary on friday plus MENZINGERS on saturday was a fucking blast though. as much as i like horrendous cacaphonies of grind violence, sometimes a show where you can just sing along with everyone is the best thing.

    DEEP SLEEP i would assume is a fun time, i havent seen them but i saw a few of their labelmates who ruled hard, esepcially LIFE TRAP who arent too hot recorded but fucking killed it live.

    the only thing on the horizon for me is CEREMONY who is playing right after Phx COmic con and right before i leave town for a few days aka Awesome Week. excited but worried because i dont like the new record from the half ive heard. although ive seen some recent set lists and it appears they are playing a good mix, so we shall see. havent heard CODE ORANGE KIDS yet, but my buddy w similar tastes told me they are great. need to check it out
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012
    I'm going to see Amon Tobin's ISAM show again on Saturday. Whee!
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012
    Oh, and something I posted on the Listening Thread that would be better here:

    Just wondered if Londonites had spotted this on the DROKK_ feed:

    DROKK @ Orbital
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012 edited
    i'm playing a show with ABSOLUTIST (crazy punk) and another with WHAT THE BLOOD REVEALED (MASSIVE post rock)

    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2012
    Went to my first MDF this year. Took mostly crowd photos on account of not having a press pass and not wanting to shove my way through the crowds.

    Whole set here.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
    SO i went and covered the Eistnaflug Festival again. Cephalic Carnage was.... internse.

    and the next month or so is going to be interesting gig wise with concerts from JAPANDROIDS, CEREMONY and DIRTY BEACHES