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    • CommentAuthorStitchy
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
    Or know of any good ones coming up?

    The last three I've seen were Type O Negative, Danzig, and Band of Horses all of which were phenomenal. Upcoming Gwar and Ministry shows should be pretty good as well.
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    I always really enjoy catching TV on the Radio when they are in town.
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    patton oswalt and the comedians of comedy last night - kfc's mega leg !
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
    Quite a few, Do Make Say Think being the cream of the crop, but as you're on the east coast that probably doesn't help you.

    *edited because I need more coffee in order to function today*
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    saw : new model army sun 18/11. still good live.
    : Cardiacs suported by God damn whores mon 19/11 superb both bands cannot recomend highly enough.
    : Bill Bailey wed 14/11. so good I bought the program and the live recorded audio c.d. from the night and am still enjoying it now.

    hear endeth the gig report for now.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I saw Boris in philly a few weeks ago. That rocked. Oh, and Yo La Tengo on their 'Freewheelin'' tour. Excellent, excellent.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Oh man, I would kill to see Boris.

    Anyone ever seen Mono? That blew my mind a few years ago. As well as my eardrums.
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    Billy Bragg in Northhampton, MA. It was awesome.
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    I recently saw The Hold Steady and Art Brut in Boston. Art Brut was like the perfect warm-up comedian. Not my favorite band by any means, but they get you warmed up for the main attraction. The Hold Steady was probably the best live band I've seen in five years - just the perfect mix of gratitude and fortitude.
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Saw Combichrist a few months ago. Awesome show. Live drummers and lots of running around. And Andy LePlegua is certainly one hotsy-totsy slab of Norwegian manflesh. Most industrial/EBM shows end up being one or two angry button-pushers in a cloud of smoke-machine goo. Tons of energy.

    And Gogol Bordello a month ago was also kick-ass. Even though I was running on an hour of drunknap and 10 hours of work, I couldn't stop bouncing around like a brain-damaged pogo stick.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Speaking of comedians, anyone ever seen Neil Hamburger? He has the wonderful ability to turn a nice peaceful night into a large screaming match.
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
    I just narrowly avoided the Misfits show here this last week. Seeing Jerry Only caw his way through their catalog would have been too much for me.

    But I'm catching the Nekromantix and the Koffin Kats here in the next few days.

    Also, I believe Down is coming to town soon.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Since these days I largely enjoy music for 15 year old boys, I had an amazing night at the World/Inferno - Sage Francis - Against Me! tour that hit NYC recently. I stuck a bottle of Wild Turkey down the front of my skirt to sneak it past security that never even glanced our way (how unusual in NYC these days) and we fucking missed World/Inferno, who are my absolute favorites, but aside from that... We drank from the bottle and grimaced and grinned at each other and danced like it was a battle and made out in the middle of the pit and screamed ourselves raw to every song I've been playing on repeat for years and every song, every song the band played their hearts out and their fingers bloody on and stumbled to the train begging for cigarettes and covered in bruises. That's how all my favorite nights end.

    I dearly want to see Gogol Bordello, but they can entirely suck my dick with their ridiculously inflated ticket prices.
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    I caught SunnO))) and Jesu down in Seattle a month ago, which was bowel shattering.
    And Isis' show in Vancouver on their 10th Anniversary tour a few weeks ago.
    I picked up choice prints and vinyl at both.
    • CommentAuthorStitchy
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Seeing Billy Bragg would be amazing. Those Woody Guthrie songs he did with Wilco on Mermaid Avenue's 1 and 2 were outstanding.

    I've been screwed out of seeing Combichrist so many times due to work. It's a curse. I think I'd rather see Panzer AG though, to tell you the truth.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Jason_Thibault - Out of curiosity, did These Arms are Snakes open that Jesu show? I just got into their disc and (what I believe) is the newest Jesu and saw I missed the show about three days after. Kicking myself. I need to see Justin Broadrick live...
    If so how were they?

    I recently saw The Melvins perform Houdini start to finish, accompanied by Mudhoney doing Superfuzzbigmuff. Was at the Musicbox in LA(LALAND) about a month ago or so. Really great. The Melvins, now with two drummers- AMAZING. Every note, spot on. Funny thing though was even with two drummers and the unholy power of the Melvins, Mudhoney was seriously about 10x louder. So loud it HURT my ears in the balcony. And I don't usually have ear pain/hearing loss after shows anymore, probably due to about 13 years of going to shows and standing in front of my own amplifiers. I mean, this was really LOUD.

    Not that I'm complaining.

    Also, shortly before that one I saw Qui, former Jesus Lizard lead singer David Yow's new band. They played at the Echo with The Bronx. Two GREAT bands. Also on the bill that night were The Melvins, Circle Jerks, and The Locust, but we did not stay as the aforementioned Houdini show was forth-coming and neither my wife or I could bare to sit through the Locust again. People keep telling me to give them a chance, but it just sounds like regurgitated Naked City/Boredoms to me.
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    Hi Shawn,
    These Arms Are Snakes played before ISIS here in Vancouver. They were not at the Jesu show in Seattle.
    I just got into them as well. Fantastic group. Ex members of Botch.

    Jesu were great, very heavy and the drummer was incredibly active behind the kit. Justin's more melodic voice however does not translate as well to a live setting. It's very dry, which I'd heard years ago and can now confirm. Still completely worth seeing though.

    I'm jealous of your Melvin's show. I don't much like the Locust either.
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    Saw The Books while visiting Vancouver earlier this year. Simultaneously mind blowing and quiet-contemplative time.
      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
    I saw Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip last saturday, they were brilliant. Saw Gogol Bodello at the start of October, my best gig ever.

    I'll be going to see Olafur Arnalds on the 10 Dec @ 8pm @ Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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    I saw Mike Doughty play his Question Jar show in San Francisco this week, he was excellent as always.