November 4th, 2013, 09:55 PM #321
Should I go see lamb of god and killswitch Friday? Kind of a drive from SD, and I may show up around 8 or so since I work til 6...
November 4th, 2013, 10:00 PM #322
show up at like 9, they got at least two other bands opening
Originally Posted by P. Diddy
November 5th, 2013, 09:34 AM #323
If you're coming up from san diego at 6, it might take until 9 to get there..
Originally Posted by Luc SkyBomba
November 5th, 2013, 10:40 PM #324
So...I reviewed the Great American Halloween thingee on the Halloween thread...But, the concert
45 Grave...wow, the venue(Pomona Fairgrounds exhibition hall) was not kind. Empty, bad sound mix...just a bad spot to be in
Powerman 5000...sadly I was stuck in line hell for the mazes. Regret this...haven't seen PM5K in forever, but Spider has been filling the line-up with revolving door players for years, and I saw the original line-up(who were soooooooo awesome) a 1,000 times so no great loss
EAGLES OF MOTHER****ING DEATH METAL..I can now die happy. Finally saw one of my fave bands ever. From the Gandalf the Grey geetar player(is a flying V ever NOT badass) to Jesse the Devil Hughes, to JOEY CASTILLO...one of the hardest hitting and rythmic drummers I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live...well, you can figure the rest. The sound mix was **** for the first song, but then they nailed it down and from then on I was all SMILES. See this band. Buy their cds. Truly one of the few great hopes left for ROCK(honk if you remember that)
Rob Zombie...Hurm. I LOVE Rob Zombie. Lets get that out of the way. But after seeing him a gazillion times I have to say, he really kind of phones it in. The first four songs were album filler like Meet The Creeper. Stuff that he power growls through while having the crowd fill in most of the noise. A few songs forced him to stop/pay attention and actually try to sing...We're an American Band/Dead Radio being two of the better ones. But he uses bright video screens, lights and standard big concert trappings to mask a very pedestrian packaging of not-so-greatest hits. I appreciate the package...nice and shiny/loud, but the passion seems almost non-existent. He's been at it for a bit, and I get it...but I have seen the man tear the **** out of it. Just seems perfunctory at this point.
November 6th, 2013, 01:17 PM #325
I only caught the last 4 songs for EoDM. I had a S*** eating grin the whole time when i realized Joey Castillo was behind the kit.
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
I agree with you about Rob Zombie, he hardly tries to sing anything like he sounds on the recordings and at times it even sounded like he had a back track. Is it true that usually his live show is pretty good because he has more stage props/pyrotechnics? I do recall him saying they couldn't use any pyros because of fairplex restrictions.
Trying to watch any of the bands sucked due to the flatness of the fairplex arena i had to go all the way to the back to see anything.
November 6th, 2013, 01:53 PM #326
Haven't seen him in awhile but yeah, I am pretty sure it was a stripped down stage due to size restrictions/fire laws. Man, Castillo is a monster drummer...that band was tight as a snare drum.
November 14th, 2013, 12:01 AM #327
I'm probably not going to get to see Sabaton four times next year, but the first time in 2014:
May 2: Sabaton / Iced Earth / Revamp
May 15: Primal Fear
Jan 25: If I don't go to the Dodger Stadium game, Queensryche (the real one, without the douchy djinn)
Jan 23: Maybe, if this actually happens: Paul DiAnno
Dec 17: Megadeth / Fear Factory
Dec 10: Honestly I am not going uptown on a Tuesday, but: Fates Warning
Jan 9: Lita Ford
November 16th, 2013, 09:56 AM #328
Drove up to Santa Cruz to see Andrew Bird with opening act The Handsome Family last night. Andrew Bird is a flipping genius/American treasure. How he's not more well known is beyond me. Damn, what a great performance. Go check him out if you can.
November 16th, 2013, 11:07 AM #329
Nick Cave is coming back!!!!! Venues and exact dates TBD but here's some early info:
Nick Cave - 2014 North American Tour Cities (mid June to early August)
Kansas City, MO
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Also, for those of you looking for something good to do tomorrow night, I cannot emphasize enough how good Wire is live. They're older and a little mellower but they're still worth seeing. A huge influence on modern British music
Wire - Tickets - The Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, November 17, 2013 | Ticketfly
November 16th, 2013, 11:13 AM #330
And Black Sabbath is coming to the Hollywood Bowl... THE BOWL!!
Black Sabbath - 2014 North American Tour Dates
Mon 3/31 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Thu 4/3 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
Sat 4/5 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
Mon 4/7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 4/9 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Fri 4/11 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Sun 4/13 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Wed 4/16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Fri 4/18 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Sun 4/20 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tue 4/22 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sat 4/26 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl