Originally Posted by Michigan Planner
I agree that DBT is great live. The first time I saw them was at a laundry mat, of all places, in Wilmington, NC back in 2004. I've seen them 4 or 5 times since then and they never disappoint. A buddy of mine went to go see them on New Year's Eve in DC and said it was outstanding. I was hoping they would have came to Detroit this time around but no such luck.
Next up for me is Yo La Tengo in February.
Agreed. This was time number six for me, and I've never been let down. That said, you can definitely hear the missing guitar since John Neff left. The music is still great, but there's a "fatness" or something that's obvious if you've ever seen them live before.
Also, this was an interesting show to see. Their manager died Thursday night, so the show I saw (Saturday) had a weird vibe, though the vibe changed as the show went on as the band played through the grief. The setlist was fantastic, and they played an amazing version of "Angels and Fuselage" to close. During the jam at the end, it was almost as if you could see them mourning. For about three minutes, it was like they'd forgotten they weren't the only people in the room, and they just let loose. Very moving.
Originally Posted by limping_decorum
soundgarden last night.....excellent.....i don't listen to their cd's anymore but seeing/hearing them live is a totally different thing.
How were they? I've always wondered how Chris Cornell's voice has held up.
Originally Posted by thekunk07
got tickets for The National at Barclay Center. I think this will be my 12th time seeing them.
Also going to see Neutral Milk Hotel.
Man, I found out recently that I missed Jeff Mangum when he came through town a while ago. I would really liked to have seen him in Athens.