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post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 
Pre-crash I started a thread on great concerts and after last night's experience I thought I would do it again.

Last night Mrs 808 and I saw Pink Martini in DC. They were absolutely phenomenal. There were 12 band members including: singer, piano, cello, violin, secondary singer and light percussion, guitar, upright bass, drums, percussion1, percussion2, trumpet, and trombone. It was soooo good. They sang in English, Japanese, Croation (or maybe it was Serbian), Italian, French, Arabic, and Spanish. But their music isn't some ultra-ethnic music. It is swingy and dance-y, and they really dig songs from old movies and stuff.

I highly recommend them to everyone: http://www.pinkmartini.com

How about you? Anything good lately?

post #2 of 57
yeah, Pink Martini is a good band. I have some of their music but I've never had the live experience.

I haven't been to a show since August, but over the summer I saw:

Arctic Monkeys
Pearl Jam/Sonic Youth
Fiona Apple
We Are Scientists
Death Cab for Cutie
The Raconteurs
Ween/The Flaming Lips

I'm going to see the John Patitucci Trio in a few weeks.
post #3 of 57
Here's some:

Einsturzende Neubauten
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Chris and Cosey
Sonic Youth
Screamin Jay Hawkins
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Pink Floyd, in Italy
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Crystal Method
post #4 of 57
I've been extremely lucky as I've not been to one bad performance this entire year. Here are some of the artists I've seen off the top of my head: Aesop Rock Andrew Bird Animal Collective Art Brut Asobi Seksu Band of Horses Boris Broken Social Scene Cage Calexico Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Dalek Danielson The Decemberists Deerhoof Destroyer Devendra Banhart Dominik Eulberg The Futureheads Ghostface Killah Gnarls Barkley The Go! Team The Hold Steady Iron & Wine Jens Lekman Kanye West Liars Man Man Matmos Matthew Dear Mission of Burma The Mountain Goats Neko Case The New Pornographers Silver Jews Sleater-Kinney Stars Sufjan Stevens Sunn o))) Talkdemonic Tapes 'n Tapes Ted Leo / Pharmacists Voxtrot Wolf Parade Yo La Tengo I'm sure I'm missing some. Most were seen in or around D.C. I'm going to the Sunset Rubdown show Wednesday at Black Cat. Excited about that.
post #5 of 57
Aesop is imo one of the best underground hip hop artist out now. Ghostface has to be the most underated. I'll get around to seeing Sage Frances (best unkown hip hop artist) eventually.

Only concerts I can think of mentioning:
Pearl Jam
Fleetwood Mac
WoodStock (99?)

At the top of my list to see is Mars Volta.
post #6 of 57
designprofessor, Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Chris and Cosey, Foetus, Crystal Method Wow... I am jealous! Btw, Snog is touring the USA right now (as is Thrussel's other project, Black Lung) I am hoping I get to see KMFDM with Combichrist next month...
post #7 of 57
Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg.
post #8 of 57
i envy you guys! the last major concerts here in our parts was the black eyed peas and the pussycat dolls!
post #9 of 57
Originally Posted by LabelKing
Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg.

Did the piano actually bleed?
post #10 of 57
Originally Posted by jonglover
Did the piano actually bleed?

Only when we do double-note glissandos

post #11 of 57
Best rock concerts I've been to:

Rush (Primus opened up for them)
Mr. Bungle.

post #12 of 57
NIN in 94 was pretty fun. Marilyn Manson didn't even wear makeup and look like a freak back then.
post #13 of 57
Thread Starter 
Oh. I guess I meant more recently. We just saw PM the other night.

My best ever would have to be

New Order in 01 at the Gorge in Washington
Ditty Bops at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis about a month ago.
Stacey Kent at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis last year (and at Blues Alley around the same time).
Bjork at the 9:30 club (or was it the Capital Ballroom?) in DC in 2000?
Underworld at the 9:30 in '00 also I think.
Michael Feinstein at the Strathmore in Bethesda last year.

post #14 of 57
I didn't get to see much concerts in my life unfortunately. I'm trying to get to see more of them now.

My best ever would have to be Radiohead in the Hail to the Thief tour. Totally amazing concert, even though it was outdoor.

This year I've seen:

Stars (very good show!)
The Strokes (this was just sick)

And then a few bands at the Osheaga festival:

Wolf Parade (sound problems, but it rocked)
Islands (they were just GREAT)
Metric (well, I just stared at Emily Haines the whole time)
Malajube (good québécois band, IMO)
The Stills
The Bell Orchestre (they surprised me; it was really good)
Dinosaur Jr.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! (they had a bad show which is unfortunate)
Final Fantasy

I was pissed that I had to leave after just one song of the Flaming Lips as they are the band that I like the best that was performing that week-end. At least I caught 'Race for the Prize', which is the one song that I wanted to hear.

On october 6th I shall see Tokyo Police Club and Beirut in a small and crappy venue of Québec City*. I'm really looking forward to that!
post #15 of 57
I seldom go to concerts now but back in the day I used to see many. Most of these concerts were 1982-1996.

The Police
The English Beat
Killing Joke
The Go-Gos
Iggy Pop
Split Enz
Echo and the Bunnyman
The Fleshtones
Billy Bragg
Village People
The Clash
The Pogues
They Might Be Giants
Red Hot Chili Peppers
UK Subs
The Pixies
The Breeders
Guided By Voices
Robyn Hitchcock
The Pogues
The Smiths
Camper Van Beethoven
Modest Mouse\t
The Replacements
Orchestral Manoevers in the Dark
The Rheostatics
Jesus and Mary Chain
Toots and the Maytals
Big Country
The Skydiggers
Billy Bragg
Great Big Sea
Moxy Fruvous
Barenaked Ladies
Social Distortion
Tom Petty
The Fleshtones
The Gruesomes
The Rolling Stones
Peter Gabriel
The Cure
Hoodoo Gurus
Hunters and Collectors
Modern English
The Monks
Jimmy George
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