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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Thanks PIB, I'll take a listen all the way through on Spotifly tonight if I can, then decide. 8)


Gee, I hope I pass the audition! :mrgreen:
BTW - there's another one on there you can check out too (Babaganoo - Famous Last Worlds, my prior release). That one was mastered by Bob Stone (RIP). :cry:

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Vienne, France July 15!
Been waiting a long time to see him again.
Especially in the (very) old Roman Theater.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:05 pm 
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So far this year saw:
Bobby Previte Trio 1/14
Billy Cobham's "Spectrum 40th" 1/19
D.R.I. 2/25
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber 3/2
Meat Puppets 4/6
Today Is The Day/KEN mode/Fight Amp 4/11
Clutch/Orange Goblin/Lionize 4/15
KEN mode/Sulaco 4/19
Steven Wilson Band 4/21
Mary Halvorson/Weasel Walter/Peter Evans Trio 4/27

coming up:
Primus 6/9
Black Flag 6/11
Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee Duo 6/12
FLAG 6/13
Jucifer 6/26
Swans 7/26
Melvins w/ Honky 7/27
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Vienne, France July 15!
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...with lots of heavy atonal improvisation from the masked guitarist...

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You may not recognize the guitarist, but you might recognize the guitar...

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:11 am 
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Two weeks!

Megadeth!!
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And opening for them... Bleed from Within!

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Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson: tomorrow, Mohegan Sun.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:31 pm 
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The Grandmothers in Sacramento CA. on the 20th of July and maybe again the next night in Oakland, CA. :D

..and I think I'll go see the Turtles with Flo & Eddie on the 6th of July in Sacramento, CA.. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Took my wife to see the Avett Brothers this last Thursday. Good show, nice vocal harmonies (I have a soft spot for that Appalachian sound) but whoever runs sound for them should be fucking fired, drug out into the street by their short hairs, and beaten with a bag of buffalo nickles. I've never heard an upright bass sound so horrible in my life. It was just rumbling, no definition, no tone, just nut shaking rumbling. And it's not to often a band these days features a cello player...it's a shame he was lost in the mix 98% of the time. My wife in no audiophile, but you know the sound sucks when your wife asks "Where in the fuck is the cello?"

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:28 am 
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I saw Sting Monday night in PEI with Vinnie! What an amazing show!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:26 pm 
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
The Grandmothers in Sacramento CA. on the 20th of July and maybe again the next night in Oakland, CA. :D

..and I think I'll go see the Turtles with Flo & Eddie on the 6th of July in Sacramento, CA.. 8)


I just picked up a single bench seat(last four rows of the venue) for Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick I & II at the Greek Theatre LA Sat. July 6th. $38.00! Now my friend doesn't have to go alone.

Also, the venue will sometimes upgrade your seats for free, provided the $80 - 100.00 seats dont sell out. I checked Tbastard and there are plenty of close seats available. I'll know for sure upon entry because they'll put camo-netting over the back section of seats.

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
The Grandmothers in Sacramento CA. on the 20th of July and maybe again the next night in Oakland, CA. :D

..and I think I'll go see the Turtles with Flo & Eddie on the 6th of July in Sacramento, CA.. 8)


I just picked up a single bench seat(last four rows of the venue) for Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick I & II at the Greek Theatre LA Sat. July 6th. $38.00! Now my friend doesn't have to go alone.

Also, the venue will sometimes upgrade your seats for free, provided the $80 - 100.00 seats dont sell out. I checked Tbastard and there are plenty of close seats available. I'll know for sure upon entry because they'll put camo-netting over the back section of seats.

Good luck, that should be a very good show. 8)

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Lucky Tubb & The Modern Day Troubadours - Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo 7-14
Swans - The Tralf, Buffalo 7-26
Melvins, w/ Honky - Westcott Theater, Syracuse 7-27
Bob Mould Band - The Haunt, Ithaca 8-2
Volto!(Danny Carey) - The Waiting Room, Buffalo 8-6
Baroness - Club @ Water St., Rochester 8-7
KEN mode - The Bug Jar, Rochester 8-14
D.O.A. - The Bug Jar 9-10
Chelsea Light Moving(Thurston Moore) - The Tralf, Buffalo 9-13
Clutch, w/ The Sword - Town Ballroom, Buffalo 9-25
Hawkwind - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland 10-15
Zappa Plays Zappa - Kleinhan's, Buffalo 10-17


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:46 am 
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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Vienne, France July 15!
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Especially in the (very) old Roman Theater.
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Awesome show! Sound was right in your face!
Playlist
Love And Only Love
Powderfinger
Psychedelic Pill
Walk Like A Giant
Hole In The Sky
Red Sun
Heart Of Gold
Blowin' In The Wind
Singer Without A Song
Ramada Inn
Sedan Delivery
Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze
Mr. Soul
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
encore
Fucking ' Up

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:50 am 
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Bordeaux
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:17 am 
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Th GrandMothers in Sacramento, CA. July 20th. It was a great freaking show all the way around. New guitarist and bass player. All of OSFA, some Roxy, SY and Burt Weenie Sandwich. Let's Make the Water Turn Black was a highlight too! :D

Next up Bill Kerchin at The Freight & Salvage, Bezerkeley, CA. on the 26th.

I'm green with envy Acadian. Nice place to see ol' Neil & CH! 8)

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I cannot go to the Black Sabbath show in Los Angeles on Sept. 3rd. I need to sell one 30th row floor ticket. I will trade for the Irvine Ca. show on Aug. 28th. Must be similar face value. I paid $150.00.
Must see Sabbath...

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Got to see YES last night here in VA. Here's a few pics. I was in the 20th row so the shots are decent for wide shots, not much for close-ups though.

Set 1: Close to the Edge/Going for the One
1.) Close to the Edge
2.) And You and I
3.) Siberian Khatru
4.) Going for the One
5.) Turn of the Century
6.) Parallels
7.) Wonderous Stories
8.) Awaken

*Intermission*

Set 2: The Yes Album
1.) Yours Is No Disgrace
2.) Clap
3.) Starship Trooper
4.)I've Seen All Good People
5.) A Venture
6.) Perpetual Change

Encore: Roundabout

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Cute girl Schvanzy! Does she have a sister on Myth Busters perchance? :wink: :lol:

...but would she go to a Zappa show? :mrgreen:

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No sisters, but my wife would totally attend a Zappa show in a heart beat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:57 pm 
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No sisters, but my wife would totally attend a Zappa show in a heart beat.

OK, you don't have to rub it in! :lol: Any man here would die for a woman that loved them and Zappa too!!! Ha! You lucky bastard you!!! :wink: 8)

Hmm, just you and jpd have wives that like Zappa's music on here. Only 2 lucky guys? Not good. Not good at all. We need more Zappa lovin' women! imho :)

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I cannot go to the Black Sabbath show in Los Angeles on Sept. 3rd. I need to sell one 30th row floor ticket. I will trade for the Irvine Ca. show on Aug. 28th. Must be similar face value. I paid $150.00.
Must see Sabbath...

The US tour starts tonight!

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Rush...tomorrow night!!! :twisted:

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Steve Vai's amazing guitar fireworks
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Steve Vai

Wellington Town Hall, July 18, 2013

After last year's tour-de-force, show-stealing appearance as part of the G3 tour with fellow axemen Steve Lukather and Joe Satriani, Steve Vai was clearly pleased with the response from Wellington fans and returned for a two-hour show - no opening act, just Vai and his three decades of stunt-guitar virtuosity to draw on. What makes Vai a winning performer is that in the very dated, often musically tasteless world of shred-guitar, he shines not just as a wizard of the six (and sometimes seven) strings, he's an amazing showman, a born entertainer. Well, actually, he learned the craft from his time with Whitesnake and under the strict tutelage of his old boss, Frank Zappa. Add to that a smirking awareness for sending up the very idea of a virtuoso guitar soloist and you have a winning formula. So it was snake-hipped sashaying and rock'n'roll strutting as the riffs and licks were issued with daring alacrity. But then, just after mocking his own singing and the lack of females in the audience, he returned to the stage in alien/robot garb, lasers on his fingertips. Utterly absurd. Brilliantly so. There's a difference between awful and ridiculous - you can do something ridiculous and it can be brilliant. It can dazzle and wow and leave jaws slack, palms moist and surpass all expectations. That's the type of ridiculousness Vai is peddling/pedalling. Two lucky punters were even welcomed to the stage to "sing" guitar, bass and drum parts to the band - then watched in awe as Vai and his super-sharp backing band brought their ideas to life in a spontaneous composition. They even got to take a bow with the band after hearing For the Love Of God, the perfect set-closer to an amazing evening of guitar fireworks....

Couldn't have put it better myself, I had a great time....took me a couple of days to fully recover.


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I met up with a few friends and saw Rush last night at Rogers Arena! And as always, they were fucking amazing! The only downside was that the setlist was identical to the show I saw in Seattle earlier on this tour 8 months ago (despite the fact they've been alternating a handful of tracks from night to night), so there won't be a need for a lengthy review. The energy from the audience, band and Clockwork Angels String Ensemble was definitely livelier, and so was the performance and sound quality. Rush have been improvising more than ever the past few years and last night was no exception - Alex's solos, in particular, were quite creative. I hope they keep this up in the future. His interaction with the first few rows, not to mention the endless stream of goofy faces & antics was hugely funny. Neil almost dropped one of his drumsticks during his electronic drum solo. And despite struggling to hit some of the high notes, Geddy's vocals were in fine form. During the pre-sale back in February, I scored a lower bowl seat on Alex's side with an excellent view. Attendance was in the 11,000-12,000 range - a near sell-out. Here's some pics of the show:


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