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Sabaton and Machine Head both played Dublin last night. Guess which one I went to?

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As you can see, slightly different attitudes towards stage sets, Sabaton's tank vs Alestorm's giant rubber duck... Performance wise though, both brilliant, along with the opening act. Great night.

Machine who?

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On March 2, 2016 at 0:49 AM, isired said:

Saw them at the Garden Thursday night, I was stunned at how good they sounded. Ozzy sounded as good as I remember (last saw him live in the late 80's) and Iommi was great, set list was great, Butler was great. I guess I was expecting the set list to be great, but otherwise I wasn't expecting to be impressed. I was very pleasantly surprised, and it was obvious from the first notes that it was going to be a great night.

Ive always for years heard that ozzy has a lil friend behind the stage that helps with vocals. Id love to know the truth

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Ive always for years heard that ozzy has a lil friend behind the stage that helps with vocals. Id love to know the truth

I hate to say it, but it makes sense. He sounded great, as good as I've ever heard him and a thousand times better than any line he uttered on the MTV show.

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Just came back from aurafest this weekend. Good times.... A few notes:

Turkauz (sic) was fabulous. Great guests popping in on stage too

Snarky puppy - phenominal musicianship....huge band

the New Deal - wasnt familiar with them but i was in the 3 rd row and they were really good

Pink Talking Fish - what an interesting concept. Play the best, but not the most popular mixes of pink floyd, talking heads and phish. These guys did shine on you crazy diamond and dogs. Nuff said. Then in the middle of dogs, they bust into once in a lifetime, back into dogs second half. Good stuff

but the real surprise:

Pidgeons Playing Pingpong - always liked their albums but holy ****in sh*t were they a pleasant surprise. First off, great sound and light show. They were loud as hell but crispy clear. Even though they are a funk babd, they almost reminded me of a metal band with how technical they were but played everything with passion and confidence. They made it look so easy. The singer was a total entertaining wackjob. They would switch parts up, gets into super tight dynamics and really knew how to create moody atmospheric sections. Those boys are masters of their wah and envelope filter pedals. A good cd band, but one of the best live funk bands hands down

funk is a weird thing.....created by black folks, but no black folks go to see it or care anymore its just crazy white kids lol

 

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On 3/8/2016 at 5:21 PM, HighPitch said:

Just came back from aurafest this weekend. Good times.... A few notes:

Turkauz (sic) was fabulous. Great guests popping in on stage too

Snarky puppy - phenominal musicianship....huge band

the New Deal - wasnt familiar with them but i was in the 3 rd row and they were really good

Pink Talking Fish - what an interesting concept. Play the best, but not the most popular mixes of pink floyd, talking heads and phish. These guys did shine on you crazy diamond and dogs. Nuff said. Then in the middle of dogs, they bust into once in a lifetime, back into dogs second half. Good stuff

but the real surprise:

Pidgeons Playing Pingpong - always liked their albums but holy ****in sh*t were they a pleasant surprise. First off, great sound and light show. They were loud as hell but crispy clear. Even though they are a funk babd, they almost reminded me of a metal band with how technical they were but played everything with passion and confidence. They made it look so easy. The singer was a total entertaining wackjob. They would switch parts up, gets into super tight dynamics and really knew how to create moody atmospheric sections. Those boys are masters of their wah and envelope filter pedals. A good cd band, but one of the best live funk bands hands down

funk is a weird thing.....created by black folks, but no black folks go to see it or care anymore its just crazy white kids lol

 

PTF is a lot of fun, the are starting to attract a pretty big following too, I believe they sold out Brooklyn Bowl. 

And I had the same reaction to PPP, first time I saw them in a tiny bar in Philly and they were a lot better than I was expecting. They recently played the Saint but I missed that, they are around a few times a year.

 

What about Biscuits? How was Heavy pets playing the 80's set?

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17 hours ago, CTM said:

PTF is a lot of fun, the are starting to attract a pretty big following too, I believe they sold out Brooklyn Bowl. 

And I had the same reaction to PPP, first time I saw them in a tiny bar in Philly and they were a lot better than I was expecting. They recently played the Saint but I missed that, they are around a few times a year.

 

What about Biscuits? How was Heavy pets playing the 80's set?

The heavy pets were really good. They weren't on the musicianship level of most others but still really good. they did.....lets see...

In your eyes (too fast and weak)

rock the casbah (rocked)

another one bites the dust (had some fun buddy butcher the vocals but it was comical)

I ran (super rocking)

Play on me

end of the world as we know it (great version to end)

 

The biscuits....well after lots of partying went back to the motorhome to grab a bite and drink but wound of banging the gf and going to sleep) lol

 

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saw pearl jam in ft laudy.......super tight show, great setlist, eddie guzzled 3 bottles of wine onstage by my count and has replaced the george bush mask with a Trump one lol.......mike is a way better guitar player than i remember and basically had his whole side of the stage hyped up with his crazy antics

 

 

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Overkill in Dublin last night. Typical Overkill show, ie abso-f**kin-lutely on fire.I still think they're the best live band on the planet, and last night's set? Because of the big anniversary show they're doing in Germany in a few weeks, it was mainly Feel the Fire and Horrorscope stuff.

 

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Saw Halestorm with Lita Ford at Webster Hall ( a complete dump of a place) last Wednesday. Halestrom is freaking awesome; what a voice. .

Lita Ford is okay.

Word of advice for both bands-your drummer is great. But the 7-10 minute long (LONG!) drum solos are the most boring thing on earth. 

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Metal Church were in London Tuesday night. I'd never seen them before, Mike Howe back singing for the first time in over 20 years. Just brilliant. A few songs off the new album, the rest almost all the classics. Amazing night.

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Two support acts, one Dutch thrash band who were damn good, if a little derivative, the other some Belgian band who were meh.

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On 4/11/2016 at 0:50 PM, JOJOTOWNSELL said:

saw pearl jam in ft laudy.......super tight show, great setlist, eddie guzzled 3 bottles of wine onstage by my count and has replaced the george bush mask with a Trump one lol.......mike is a way better guitar player than i remember and basically had his whole side of the stage hyped up with his crazy antics

 

 

Saw them in Jax on 4/13. Ridiculously great show. 

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Blind Guardian in Dublin for the first time in ten years. Another great show, the band were class, but the support act? Gloryhammer. Holy f**k, one of the most mental things I have ever seen. Sebastian Vettel's deranged cousin dressed up as some sort of discount Chinese knockoff Iron Man, guitarist who appeared to be a medieval squire, an evil wizard wannabe on keyboards, singing songs about hammer wielding space unicorns invading Dundee (I think).

And most unbelievable of all, it worked. They were excellent. But then Blind Guardian came along and blew them away.

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Took in 3 shows this week-

Black Sabbath at Jones Beach-a really tight band. Geezer and Iommi are great, the sub drummer is outstanding.Suspect the band is not heartbroken old and not well Bill Ward is gone.  Ozzy is Ozzy. Heck, he's better than David Lee Roth by a bunch. And he has a sense of humor and he loves what he is doing. If you go back to the 70s, and you would not  expect the Prince of Darkness to say "God bless you" 45 times a night and thank the audience profusely. A fun night.But an older and more mellow crowd than I expected. 

Zac Brown Band, Citifield- great show, tight band. Not a lot of bands, in addition to an excellent collection of country and party tunes, can cover The Who, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison and John Mellencamp. In a way Brown is being held back for mainstream superstardom because he's so hard to fit in a box. To the idiots that run the Mets-if you sell out a concert hire more than 5 ticket takers, sheetheels. Absolutely insane that a good chunk of the audience weren't able to get in for the start only because this stadium is run so cheaply. 

Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney, Metlife-were busy partying did not see Old Dominion nor Sam Hunt. Solid show. Both seem a little too polished. Without looking at setlist.com would bet they both run through the same songs in exact order the whole tour. For all his talent, Chesney is a very odd duck. Lambert has that crazy girl eye thing going on. Proof that no matter how hot the woman,there is some guy some where who has had enough of her BS. 

 

 

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Vektor made it to Dublin this week and played the new album in its entirety. Which, considering just how good that album is, went down a storm. The only disappointments was that the sound could have been better and some technical issues delayedthe start, meaning I had to leave before the end. Other than that, no complaints.

Support acts were pretty good, local thrash band and an English band who clearly love the entire early 1990's Florida scene - especially the more technical of those bands (Cynic, Atheist, late era Death, etc).

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Saw Kamasi Washington a few weeks back, he's every bit as incredible as he sounds on wax. The band he tours with is unfairly good, particularly the bassist and trombonist. 

Only thing is you forget that every song on The Epic is like 9 to 15 minutes long, so you only get about an 8-song set. Lotta songs I wished I would have gotten to hear that he just didn't have the time to play.

Heading to Pearl Jam at Wrigley later tonight. Pretty psyched. Weather is absolutely perfect.

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Kreator and Sepultura in Dublin this week. Pretty good, Sepultura were better than I expected, some of the classics, and the post Cavalera-era stuff didn't sound bad at all - but the stuff from Roots stuck out like a sore thumb. Dunno why people want the classic lineup to reunite anyways, Max Cavalera has turned into something that looks like a homeless bum that stumbles up on stage, jumps up and down a bit with a guitar with two strings missing, and wanders off.

Kreator were damned good, though too much stuff from the 2000s, as evidenced by the way the place went apesh*t when they finished off with the really old and fast stuff.

 

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On 3/4/2017 at 11:55 AM, Panzer Division Marduk said:

Kreator and Sepultura in Dublin this week. Pretty good, Sepultura were better than I expected, some of the classics, and the post Cavalera-era stuff didn't sound bad at all - but the stuff from Roots stuck out like a sore thumb. Dunno why people want the classic lineup to reunite anyways, Max Cavalera has turned into something that looks like a homeless bum that stumbles up on stage, jumps up and down a bit with a guitar with two strings missing, and wanders off.

Kreator were damned good, though too much stuff from the 2000s, as evidenced by the way the place went apesh*t when they finished off with the really old and fast stuff.

 

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Dude, your avatar image just sent me into hysterics.  I did a double take.  Merging Bowles with Kotex is pure genius.  Fantastic.  Thanks for the lulz.

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On 8/22/2015 at 11:41 AM, slats said:

. . .Recently saw Zappa Plays Zappa at the Beacon, and if you're a fan, they're well worth the price of admission. Dweezil can Really play guitar, and he bring out other great guitarists to light a fire under each other. The guy doing the Zappa vocals is spot on, too. Plan to make this an annual thing. . .

Hey, slats, how've you been?  I'm sure you know about this. Damn, it's ugly.  

http://www.dweezilzappa.com/posts/1982286-response-to-my-brother-s-open-letter

Oh, and GO JETS!   What else. What a year.  Three bag salute. :bag: :bag: :bag: Hope you're well. 

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On ‎09‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 3:22 AM, HighPitch said:

What do you mean? The stuff off roots sounded bad because max wasn't playing?

The stuff off Roots sounded bad because it was the stuff off Roots. :lol:

Sonata Arctica last week weren't bad, way too much slow stuff from the last couple of albums though. Band of the night were the opening act, Striker. G

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Wane 2017 report:

blackberry smoke real good

les Brers probably the best show. Unreal guitar work by jack Pearson

turkauz was amazing

papadosio was real good

panic was so so, as usual

missed govt mule and trey

pink talking fish fun as usual

pink talking fu closed it and rocked out the tributes. The turkauz hotties sat in

finally, bob weir. I have to say I was surprised how good he sounded. Came out solo both nights for a few tunes. On Saturday night trey came out and they did a few duo acoustic tunes.....I miss you....Cassidy...million reasons.....then the band came out and busted into a great shakedown street.

i was in the first to 10 rows back for all these shows.

wanee is THE BEST

 

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On 8/22/2015 at 11:41 AM, slats said:

Saw the Who at New Orleans Jazz Fest. They were much better than I expected. Daultry still belts it out. The dude playing the drums is much more Moon than Rogers. Entwistle is much missed, however.

 

Recently saw Zappa Plays Zappa at the Beacon, and if you're a fan, they're well worth the price of admission. Dweezil can Really play guitar, and he bring out other great guitarists to light a fire under each other. The guy doing the Zappa vocals is spot on, too. Plan to make this an annual thing.

 

Have a few shows coming up in the fall. Joe Jackson, Robyn Hitchcock, Tame Impala... Let's see how this thread goes and I'll report back.

Seen zpz a few times. Always good

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Saw Miranda Lambert and Old Dominion back in February. Seeing Thomas Rhett, Dan & Shay, and Granger Smith the first weekend in June. Taste of Country Music fesitval second weekend in June with Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt as the headliners. 

Then in July I'll see Chris Stapleton for the second time. 

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