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Great Concerts

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by rdawson808, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    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?

    b
     


  2. Stax

    Stax Senior member

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    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:

    Radiohead
    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.
     


  3. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Here's some:

    Einsturzende Neubauten
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Chris and Cosey
    Foetus
    Sonic Youth
    Screamin Jay Hawkins
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Pink Floyd, in Italy
    My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
    Interpol
    Crystal Method
    Coldplay
     


  4. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]
     


  5. Rome

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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    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.
     


  6. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    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...
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg.
     


  8. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    i envy you guys! the last major concerts here in our parts was the black eyed peas and the pussycat dolls! [​IMG]
     


  9. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg.

    Did the piano actually bleed?
     


  10. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Did the piano actually bleed?

    Only when we do double-note glissandos[​IMG]

    koji
     


  11. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Best rock concerts I've been to:

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

    koji
     


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    javyn Senior member

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    NIN in 94 was pretty fun. Marilyn Manson didn't even wear makeup and look like a freak back then.
     


  13. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    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.



    b
     


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    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 quÃ[​IMG][​IMG]cois 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 QuÃ[​IMG]bec City*. I'm really looking forward to that!
     


  15. Alter

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    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
    Sloan
    They Might Be Giants
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    UK Subs
    MDC
    The Pixies
    The Breeders
    Stereolab
    Guided By Voices
    NoMeansNo
    D.O.A.
    Robyn Hitchcock
    The Pogues
    The Smiths
    Camper Van Beethoven
    Cracker
    Modest Mouse\t
    Luna
    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
    Rancid
    The Monks
    REM
    Spiderbait
    Powderfinger
    Furnaceface
    Jimmy George
     


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