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Posted on Oct 3, 2012 1:56:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2012 1:57:54 PM PDT
All you TULL/Ian Anderson fans are getting me pumped for tommorow night,10/4/12 at mohegan sun casino.Honestly I wasn't expecting much,Anderson's voice has alot of miles on it,no Martin Barre,and made I've listened to TAAB TWO made 30 times compared to thousand of listen to the origanal,and I've seen the band 13 times live between 1973-78,but you guys are getting me phsyched for the show.As mentioned i heard it's TAAB album one ,TAAB album two,Locomotive Breath encore.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 7:36:02 PM PDT
J. J. Martin says:
Roger Waters - The Wall
The Beach Boys - 50th Anniversary
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive 35th Anniversary

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 8:09:09 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
I'm aware this is the rock forum - considering the thread topic...these are my favorite shows this year...

The Death To All Tour at House of Blues in Chicago with members of Death getting together for the In Memory Tour with Gorguts in support. That was absolutely incredible. They would play four or five songs, then switch out guitarists, the bassist, the singer, and two drummers switched back and forth. This allowed for a two and a half hour set - no breaks. The last song they all played together - two drummers played Pull The Plug in perfect sync with four guitarists, two bassists, and three vocalists.

Meshuggah at the House of Blues in Chicago last May. My first time seeing them. Incredible band to see live. Very much one of a kind type of band and they put on one hell of a show.

Sanctuary (reunited) back in January in Joliet at Mojoe's. Warrel Dane can still put on a very impressive vocal performance. He can't hit those notes just like he did in the old days - but it was still pretty damn awesome to hear him sing those songs today.

Morbid Angel, Dark Funeral, and Grave. Three heavy hitters in metal. Awesome show, to say the least. Fantastic riffs (Grave), insane drumming (Dark Funeral) and well, Morbid Angel absolutely rules so - they kicked a s s, needless to say.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 7:41:54 PM PDT
B-Jak says:
I bet you're just a barrel of laughs...

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 10:23:23 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
Going to ACL Fest this weekend and looking forward to seeing Neil Young, Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Steve Earle, Gary Clark Jr. & Black Keys among others, and best of all I just scored tix to the Shakes playing an off-festival club date TONIGHT in a much smaller venue. Hells to the yeah!

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 11:12:12 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 11:02:45 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
ACL today- saw Trampled By Turtles, Alabama Shakes (unfortunately sound problems at that stage), Weezer, Florence and the Machine and Black Keys. All good but Weezer was the best!

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 7:28:13 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
I missed ACL, but I was at ACHell. Man, if that's how festivals go, I'll pass.

FRI - Alabama Shakes on a stage way too small for them. Too many damn people to where even on the sides or back there was just nowhere to move! Soooo glad I caught them the night before at their off-festival show @ Stubbs. THAT rocked. Caught some of Weezer afterward while waiting to get my AL Shakes cd signed and they were good as usual. Black Keys were pretty good too, but apart from Alabama Shakes, Sat was the day I was most looking forward to.

SAT - Steve Earle plays his nice acoustic based stuff smack in the middle of two other much louder, bass-thumping acts that more or less drowned out Steve's set. Really pathetic logistics there. Equally pathetic was having two acts of the caliber of Jack White and Neil Young starting at the EXACT same time. No other headliner had another big act playing at the exact same time, but of course they put the 2 main headliners I wanted to see on at the exact same time on Sat nite. Between that and the ridiculously long restroom lines and the non-stop crowd that made it difficult to get from stage to stage, I saw about 30-40 minutes of Jack White and the same amount of Neil Young. So technically I saw both, but I really feel like I saw neither.

SUN - After Fri and Sat, I decided there wasn't an act I wanted to see bad enough to get me back there on Sun! If they can get some John Lennon dna and make a clone (and one for George too!) and get a Beatles reunion show going, I would be there, but short of that, I can't imagine another lineup tempting enough to get me back to another large festival like that.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 5:04:30 PM PDT
A. Vernon says:
I don't get to a lot of concerts, but saw both Steve Earle and Burton Cummings this year. Have been fans of both for as long as I've been aware of them.

Steve was great. Loved the many instruments he played. Could have done without the political rant, but I was there for the music.

At almost 65, Burton still delivers. He's got the fire and his voice is strong. Was fortunate to be in the front row and right in front of him when he leaves the keyboards to play harmonica (American Woman), flute (Undun) and guitar (No Time).

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 6:05:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2012 9:49:17 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
Hey zlh67,
It WAS bad this year!. Neil Young was great, but I had to forego Steve Earle cause I knew I would not make it back to Neil. I really wanted to see Neil so I was up close to the stage. I have seen Steve Earle before but still I was I was disappointed.

On Sunday, there was a near stampede primarily caused by the Austin Ventures stage being too close to the food. Lumineers on Austin Ventures at 5:00 p.m. (same stage as Steve Earle played) was packed and people could not move to get food. I have already filed a complaint...someone could have really gotten hurt.

On Sunday evening I stood on the spot between the two headliner stages---listed to a little Iggy then the Avetts and then back to Iggy Now that was weird!!

I also believe they let in more than 75,000 people. Not good.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 7:49:02 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
Yeah, I probably got greedy in trying to see too many acts, but that's the whole draw of a festival like that, right? There aren't many acts I would pay $200 to see, but to see ALL those bands over 3 days for $200? Sure!

But scheduling, logistics and just too many people on the grounds all conspired to stop me from seeing many of the bands I went there for. My experience watching just the last 45 minutes of Neil Young was so much better than just about everything else that I really wished I'd skipped Steve Earle and Jack White and just took in his full set. I've seen Steve Earle before and Jack White (barring tragedy) should be with us for many years to come.

Oh well... live and learn.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 8:12:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2012 12:23:33 PM PDT
Clapton Goon says:
So many shows that have been great this year...

Roger Waters
Ray Davies
Yes/Procol Harum
Joe Jackson
Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band

And we still have these to go...
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rush
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Alice Cooper

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 7:46:10 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
Sweet - I love Trampled By Turtles. Their latest album is definitely on the slower side, which I still enjoy, but I very much love when those guys go wide open throttle. That is some intense bluegrass!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 7:52:31 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
The fests will take it out of you there is no doubt about that. Crowds, poorly designed stage layout (proximity), performance scheduling overlaps, long lines, did I say crowds? All of that is admittedly taxing. Sounds like a smaller fest type layout you were dealing with. The fests I've been to, Summer Camp in Chillicothe, IL, Harvest Fest in Ozark, AR, and the smaller Cave Fest/Cave Stock fests held at the Salt Petre Cave Amphitheater near Carbondale, IL have all of those things - but a sizable enough layout to help cope with it all. Summer Camp and Harvest Fest are on huge plots of land and the stages are spread out real nice, so someones set being drowned out is never really an issue.

If you're not wore out after a long weekend at a music fest camping and gettin your groove on, then, well, you are cut from a different cloth or somethin.

To go through all that, then drive some ungodly amount of hours to get back home, then say wholeheartedly - I can't WAIT for next year!! Well, that - shows you have true grit. It's not easy, but - if you find the right fest man is that stuff fun. I absolutely love it.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 8:25:37 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
I'll still maintain my vote for The Wall for the sheer spectacle, but last night I saw Nik Bartsch's Ronin in a small venue, and was completely blown away. Both people I was with said it was the best performance they've ever heard. I can't recommend these guys highly enough. BTW, their recordings do capture them pretty well, but to hear it all and be able to see them is something else entirely.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 8:28:25 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
What sort of music/performance is Nik Bartsch's Ronin? I am intrigued...

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 8:41:12 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
Piano (he did a lot of reaching inside to pluck and mute strings), bass clarinet and alto sax (it took a while to figure out that this guy was providing most of the rhythmic clicks that, well, I could see the drummer wasn't making them. Incredible technique!), freakin' monster electric bass player, and drums. Incredible polyrhythms and extended techniques by all that created sounds I've never heard from uneffected instruments.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 8:43:08 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
Well then, that sounds like something I would enjoy immensely...Very cool - I'm going to look into that now.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2012 10:21:51 AM PDT
B L T says:
@B-Jak

I listen to the "Llyria" and "Holon" albums by Nik Bartsch's Ronin and would love to see them perform live. Lucky you.

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 11:00:51 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
Nik apparently really loves Portland (OR). I wish I'd known about him sooner as this was his 3rd visit in 2 1/2 years. Of course, if you're ever in Zurich, he plays every Monday night that he's not on tour.

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 11:24:41 AM PDT
B L T says:
I'm psyched about seeing John Mayall tonight.

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 10:11:17 PM PDT
B L T says:
Just got back from seeing the legendary John Mayall in a 300 seat theater and the concert was great. At 79 years old he's still going strong. There are six upcoming concert dates in California before he heads overseas. Highly recommended if you get a chance to see him.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 8:01:15 AM PDT
B L T says:
Mayall's band was very good especially the guitar player. Anyone familiar with Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass), or Jay Davenport (drums)?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012 3:35:47 PM PDT
mac says:
Don't know those guys B L T, but I think I have seen Mayall live more than anyone else, except for maybe Buddy Guy! I'm envious!

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 6:46:57 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
I've only seen Mayall in a house band backing Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry.
He played his butt off and was next to Mick Fleetwod all night. (Fleetwood was also playing his butt off.)
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