September 13th, 2012, 12:08 AM #441
^Anything for a buck, apparently. I'd feel a bit sorry for him but what the heck. He makes his own bed. I'll always crank In the Flat Field and Stigmata Martyr in memory of better days.
It was intense! Almost suffocating at some points. One of the loudest shows I've ever seen in a club setting. I think mostly new songs. Here is the set list I dug up
Originally Posted by sarf
To Be Kind*
Side note- Michael Gira walked right into the crowd and up to the sound booth just before the show. The first time he did it, I noticed it and a couple of mohawked fanbois did too. I mentioned to my friend "pretty sure that was Gira- the main guy in Swans". The second time he did it, I said "Hi Michael". He just shrugged and kept going. The younger guys looked at me and then at Gira walking away and freaked. Good to see that level of excitement from them given the show was nowhere near a sellout. Too bad. It was incredible.
September 17th, 2012, 10:39 AM #442
Man... why'd I have to be out of town??
September 17th, 2012, 11:12 AM #443
and i didn't bother because... man, why'd you have to be out of town???
Originally Posted by adgy-san
September 17th, 2012, 01:42 PM #444
that peter murphy show was f'ing awesome, place was empty but i expected it since they only sold tix for a week before the show
2012-09-14-105 by Qmüngous, on Flickr
2012-09-14-107 by Qmüngous, on Flickr
September 20th, 2012, 02:13 AM #445
i won tickets to see frank turner at the anaheim house of blues tomorrow night. i've wanted to see him for a while now and i never win anything. i can't wait. yay.
September 20th, 2012, 02:15 PM #446
I always figured if I ever win something I want it to be the lottery..
Originally Posted by lunchbox
I was thinking of going old school and taking my mom to see No Doubt at universal amp in november, until I saw that tickets were $85 and $140..
September 20th, 2012, 07:58 PM #447
A Place To Bury Strangers are coming back! Nov. 6th at the Troub. Tickets are only $20 all in! Link here
A Place To Bury Strangers – Tickets – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – November 6th, 2012 « Ticketfly
If you like loud, dark, fuzzy and confusing, you must see them. I saw them earlier at the Echoplex and it's one of the best club shows I've seen all year.
September 21st, 2012, 02:49 AM #448
well ya, but I'll take what little pleasures I can get, haha.
Originally Posted by ucsdguy1
no kidding. I don't even think they warrant charging that much. at the height of their fame, I don't think they did. oh well, maybe it's to pay for a larger production. the last time I saw them live was around 2000 at the universal amphitheater. before that, I saw them at ucsd in the price center ballroom right after they did that song that was in the movie GO.
October 7th, 2012, 04:23 PM #449
Kinda quiet around here lately! I really need to tell you guys how truly great the Peter Gabriel show was at the Hollywood Bowl last night. I first saw Peter back in 1987 on the So tour. I'll tell you this from the bottom of my heart- his voice is better now than it was back then. Truly one of the greatest vocalists of his generation of popular artists. And the show he put on last night is one of the best shows, if not the best show, I've seen this year. I dunno if it was my good seats, but the sound was pristine. The Hollywood Bowl never gets especially loud but it could not have suited PG better. Tonight was my 10th time seeing him and surely ranks in the top 3. He broke the show down into three segments- an acoustic set, an electric set of hits/PG classics, and one for all of So, back to front.
Highlights musically were numerous, including a driving Family Snapshot and a calming take on Come To Talk To Me. Visually he delivered with a flashy version of No Self Control which took me back about 25 years. Red Rain and Excellent Birds really shined from So. The mechanical arms used during the So tour I saw in 1987 made an appearance throughout, updated from just one beam to three beams per pod. I just cannot get over the production! The Tower That Ate People was used as an encore and really capped off the visual assault with an intense guitar drubbing courtesy of David Rhodes. A glorious performance overall and I can't remember ever seeing a bigger or more enthusiastic crowd at the Bowl. This show is the reason I love concerts!
A few side notes-
I've never been a big fan of Family and the Fishing Net off Security. But Peter loves it. He often plays it on tour and played it here. I missed both San Jacinto and Rhythm of the Heat from the same album in the set. Also, Up, Car and Scratch were not represented at all. I expected maybe Signal To Noise or Here Comes the Flood. But ok. I'm just nitpicking at this point!
Btw, although In Your Eyes was originally not the last track on So, when that album was the remastered he moved it there. So he naturally made it the closer of the regular set before the two encores of The Tower That Ate People and Biko. John Cusack came on stage with boombox over his head and handed it to Peter to start In Your Eyes. Corny but truly great concert moment! I am still buzzing about this one. I'd love to get to the Santa Barbara show if I could work the financial end of it.
October 7th, 2012, 05:17 PM #450
Ah man, I didn't even know he was playing! I've never seen him and it sounded like it was a real treat, thanks for the report sonny. I've been listening to his The Last Temptation of Christ soundtrack a lot recently--some absolutely fantastic tracks in there.
Originally Posted by sonnyboy11