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Re: Concerts

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Post by joachimt » May 4th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Chilton wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 6:31 pm
joachimt wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Chilton wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 2:59 pm
(and they're all super nice and they all signed my CD :wub: )
But which of those were actually band members when The Ideal Crash was recorded? Tom and Klaas, but that's it, I think.
Still pretty cool. I'm jealous.
Sure only Tom and Klaas are left, but I don't mind. tehe It's the 20th Anniversary edition and they all played the 20th Anniversary Tour :lol:
To me dEUS has never been the same without Stef and Rudy. On the other hand, those two made some incredible music of their own throughout the years, so I shouldn't complain.
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Post by PGonzalez » June 7th, 2019, 2:11 am

Last week I went to Primavera Sound, in Barcelona. I saw a total of 6 shows, 5 of which by artist I greatly admire, and it truly was something else. Despite how much I hate these big-ass big-town festivals, seeing Nas, SOPHIE, FKA twigs, Danny Brown (who played a song from his new album, which sounded like 'Grown Up' meets 'When It Rain's production) and Charli XCX (who also played something off her new album, featuring Christine and the Queens) in the same night was something else. And FKA twigs's show was just drop-dead gorgeous, unlinke anything I'd ever seen.

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#203

Post by Eva_L » June 9th, 2019, 11:25 am

I saw Fleetwood Mac yesterday, and I loved them just as much as I expected. Neil Finn is a worthy replacement of Lindsey Buckingham (though I did miss his voice). However, I was pretty bummed that the show stopped half an hour earlier than planned.

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#204

Post by nimimerkillinen » August 23rd, 2019, 12:22 pm

top-10 of the year so far, maybe

Aïsha Devi
Asphyx
Bendik Giske
Forest Swords
Low
Mysticum
Pan Daijing
Puce Mary
Saba Alizadeh
Tim Hecker & Konoyo Ensemble

Bubbling under at least: Ana Gutieszcha, Cüneyt Sepetçi, Idles, James Blake, Jlin, Khruangbin, Marja Nuut & Ruum, Myrkskog, Ramleh, Vessel, Yves Tumor

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#205

Post by joachimt » September 15th, 2019, 7:40 am

I went to Ayreon yesterday. They played Into the Electric Castle entirely and added one song for each of Arjen's other projects: The Gentle Storm, Ambeon, Stream of Passion, The Guilt Machine, Into the New Real and Star One.
Fish was also participating, just like on the album from 1998. Unfortunately his voice is totally not what it used to be. In one song he was also off by two counts for four lines and needed some assistance from the guitar player to get back on track. As a special encore, they played Kayleigh with Fish on vocals of course. It was the only uninteresting part of the show: a lame song sung by an old man.
Rest of the show was amazing. Had goosebumps many times. I felt a strong united feeling among the audience because of witnessing something special. There were people from 64 different countries present!
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Post by monty » September 15th, 2019, 11:21 am

joachimt wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
There were people from 64 different countries present!
How did you find the time to go around asking all those people? Also, are you sure you got 'em all?

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Post by joachimt » September 15th, 2019, 12:36 pm

monty wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 11:21 am
joachimt wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
There were people from 64 different countries present!
How did you find the time to go around asking all those people? Also, are you sure you got 'em all?
Ticket sales kept track of that I guess. It was told by Arjen when he made a speech. Around me in line outside and later indoors I have heard lots of different languages, so I'm not doubting that number. You have to consider the fact that this isn't part of a tour. It's one show played four times in one weekend in one city in The Netherlands. Then it's done. The album was released in 1998, but was never played live, just like the other albums by this guy. In 2017 he performed with Ayreon for the first time with a best-of show. This is the second time he's doing this (not counting the musical performance of The Human Equation in which he had no participation and was a disaster behind the screens). So an Ayreon-show is a big deal among fans and they come from all over the world to see this.
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Post by Cocoa » September 16th, 2019, 1:10 am

Just got back from Riot Fest. The only two bands I recognized that I heard were The B-52's (the reason why I went) and the Village People. There were a few others that I watched while waiting because I wasn't going to leave my spot (I got there early for obvious reasons. Front row :wub: ). Oh my gosh, the Village People were twerking onstage and the ones that play the leather guy and the Native American were showing off their abs.

That was my third concert this year (after Lizzo and Brandi Carlile). The only concert left I plan to go to this year is Ladytron in December, unless anything special pops up.

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Post by joachimt » November 18th, 2019, 5:40 pm

Went to see Devin Townsend last night. It was awesome! Soooo much fun to watch this guy perform. Everyone was happy!

Normally I don't take pictures during a concert, but this time I couldn't resist.

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Post by Cocoa » December 14th, 2019, 12:51 am

Saw Ladytron live last Wednesday night. I was front row and the lead singer (Marnie) was right in front of me :wub: I hadn't seen them live since 2011. Always a fun experience.

I don't think I'll see any more concerts this year. I went to three concerts and one all-day music festival this year. ^_^

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Post by joachimt » December 14th, 2019, 8:39 am

I was at the concert of Flying Colors yesterday. On of the many things Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and Neal Morse do together. Guitar player of the band is none other than the legendary Steve Morse (Deep Purple). Flying Colors is prog but empathizes on songs and not on "watch how good I can play". :P The songs are really great though and Casey McPherson is a great singer, so it was an amazing concert.

The support act was Dutch progband Dilemma, which fitted really well with Flying Colors. Dilemma released an album in 1995 and their second one in 2018, so they haven't been very active. Their lead singer was absent because his father died last week, so a couple of days ago they recruited Wudstik as replacement, who literally had just a few days to memorize the songs. I actually knew Wudstik as a little boy of 12. Still remember him trying to drum every part of Dream Theaters Awake.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 24th, 2019, 4:03 pm

Saw these this year

1. Oksennus, 2. Kuilu, 3. Brighter death now 4. Ramleh 5. Dälek 6. Xiu Xiu
7. Sleep
8. Sex Dwarf - 9. Paranoid (Swe) 10. Zyanose
11. Disciples of the Void - 12. Advent Sorrow - 13. Myrkskog 14. Trollheism grott - 15. Arkhon infaustus - 16. Antimateria 17. Evil (Bra)18. Monarque - 19. Seigneur Voland 20. Vargrav 21. Belphegor - 22. Horna 23. Immolation 24. Mysticum
25. ...And Oceans
26. Deletere
27. Aeternus
28. Totalselfhatred
29. Grave Miasma
30. Gaahls Wyrd
31. Deiphago
32. Kroda
33. Einherjer
34. Naglfar
35. Asphyx
36. Odium
37. Vital Remains
38. Nargaroth
39. Mgla
40. Marduk
41. Kate Tempest
42. Idles
43. Low
44. Nas
45. Forest Swords
46. Kikagaku Moyo
47. Amyl and the Sniffers
48. Pää kii
49. Dam-Funk
50. Gazelle Twin
51. Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats
52. Suede
53. Hot Snakes
54. Magma
55. Let's Eat Grandma
56. Ismo Alanko
57. Danny Brown
58. Huun-Huur-Tu
59. Georgia
60. Black Midi
61. Puce Mary
62. Aavikko
63. Radiopuhelimet
64. Tim Hecker & Konoyo Ensemble
65. Empress Of
66. Hot Chip
67. Waste of Space Orchestra
68. Roger Eno
69. Ghost World
70. Pan Daijing presents: Fist Piece
71. Erykah Badu 72. Solange 73. Earl Sweatshirt 74. Ville Valo & Agents 75. Maustetytöt 76. Marja Nuut & Ruum 77. Aïsha Devi 78. Jlin
79. Tame Impala 80. Alma 81. Astrid Swan & Stine Koistinen Feat. Owen Pallett 82. Yves Tumor 83. Nao 84. Pond 85. Amnesia Scanner
86. Vessel 87. Ana Gutieszcha 88. Saba Alizadeh
89. The Cure 90. Father John Misty 91. Chisu 92. James Blake 93. Tove Lo 94. Modeselektor 95. Stereolab 96. Mitski 97. Cüneyt Sepetçi 98. Bendik Giske 99. Kelly Moran 100. Mary Lattimore 101. Gabber Eleganza: The Hakke Show 102. Khruangbin
103. Arktau Eos 104. Bölzer 105. Cirith Ungol 106. Eyehategod 107. Ahab 108. Chestbusters 109. Dragged Into Sunlight 110. Lana Del Rabies 111. Lustmord 112. Rippikoulu

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Post by joachimt » January 11th, 2020, 6:22 pm

Currently waiting for Dream Theater to start their show. :circle:
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Post by joachimt » January 11th, 2020, 11:36 pm

Just got back. The good part was, they played Scenes From a Memory in its entirety. That was the main reason for me to go see them. The first hour they played a few songs from their recent album, especially their latest. Then they had a 15 minute break to come back for Scenes. Compared to the latest concerts I've been to (Devin Townsend, Flying Colors, Leprous, Haken) I was really disappointed. It all felt very staged, everything going exactly as planned without personality. The interaction between James Labrie and the audience was standard stuff. The others hardly had interaction at all, except for a fist by Petrucci now and then and some smiles by Rudess. I was missing charm and connection. Now don't tell me this is just the case with progmetal where the musicians are just being concentrated doing their difficult things, showing how good they are. That's certainly not the case for all progmetal. Even a band like Haken, where the musicians are doing very complicated stuff, there is constant interaction with the audience, but maybe it helps that they play in a lot smaller venues. Or maybe you can say this is just how Dream Theater is. I've seen different. It wasn't like this before 2010, so yeah...... I'll say it. By losing Mike Portnoy, they lost charm. Mike Magnini is a great drummer, but he's just some guy behind the drumset doing his stuff. So basically it wasn't the evening I hoped for. I did enjoy myself, especially with Scenes. But the song choices around that were less interesting (why only one encore and that one wasn't a big bang to end with?), the volume was waaaay too loud (I used my earplugs for the first time ever) and James Labrie was out of tune far too many times. So thanks DT for the show (my sixth I think), but this was the last time you've seen me. I'll keep buying your cd's though, because the music is better that way. The live experience just doesn't add enough.
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