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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Currently waiting for Dream Theater to start their show. :circle:
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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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Exactly one week ago today, I managed to see the maestro John Williams live in concert with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. I'd heard about the concert months ago, but when I checked for tickets they were of course sold out. But the night before the concert last week, I just felt the need to check one last time, and by some miracle, I managed to nab one last ticket available, up in the nosebleeds, but of course I wasn't about to be picky.

The program was as follows:

Sound the Bells!
Violin Concerto No. 2
"Across the Stars" from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

**Intermission**

“Flight to Neverland,” from Hook
Excerpts, from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
“Hedwig's Theme,” from Harry Potter
Theme, from Cinderella Liberty
"The Duel" from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
“Throne Room and Finale,” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Theme, from Schindler's List
"Flying Theme" from E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Here's a photo I managed to nab towards the end of the concert, where Williams is introducing a trio of pieces he adapted for the solo violinist ('Hedwig', 'Cinderella Liberty', & 'The Duel'):

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Needless to say, it was an absolutely incredible experience. I don't usually make impulsive, last-minute choices like attending a concert on a weeknight in a city two hours away from where I live, but alas this was an opportunity I simply couldn't pass up!
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OMG You are so lucky !!!

As for me, I went yesterday to a concert at 11a.m. which was the earliest concert I've ever gone to (except festivals). It was a concert by the band Louise Attaque during which they performed their first album to celebrate its 25th birthday. I don't think anyone here knows this band but they are huge in France, this album is the 6th best-selling album ever in France, and they performed it 6 times throughout the day, every 2 hours.

The concerts I'm going to attend to during the next two months include a few international artists (The National, Sting) but mostly french ones (Ibrahim Maalouf, La Maison Tellier, Oldelaf).
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I bought tickets for Ichiko Aoba in september. Also going back to yeule in november. Both in Brussels.
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I just found out that The Magnetic Fields are playing in London tomorrow night :circle: :circle: :circle: Snapped up tickets immediately. I’m so glad I found out in time, what an awesome way to end this holiday (l)
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mightysparks wrote: August 30th, 2022, 9:29 pm I just found out that The Magnetic Fields are playing in London tomorrow night :circle: :circle: :circle: Snapped up tickets immediately. I’m so glad I found out in time, what an awesome way to end this holiday (l)
Woah, that would be very cool!
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I used to go to concerts all the time in my younger days, but in the last few years that's slowed down a lot with two young kids to deal with. For a while I was lucky to average one concert a year. This year though, so far I've gone to two concerts (Brian Wilson and Big Boi & Run the Jewels) and a two-day bluegrass festival that Emmylou Harris headlined.
Still to look foward to this year is Black Keys & Band of Horses, Titus Andronicus and the Format Festival (https://www.format-festival.com/) with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and War on Drugs. In short, this has been a MUCH better year concert-wise than the last few years and looks to get even better. :banana:
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flavo5000 wrote: August 30th, 2022, 10:12 pm I used to go to concerts all the time in my younger days, but in the last few years that's slowed down a lot with two young kids to deal with. For a while I was lucky to average one concert a year. This year though, so far I've gone to two concerts (Brian Wilson and Big Boi & Run the Jewels) and a two-day bluegrass festival that Emmylou Harris headlined.
Still to look foward to this year is Black Keys & Band of Horses, Titus Andronicus and the Format Festival (https://www.format-festival.com/) with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and War on Drugs. In short, this has been a MUCH better year concert-wise than the last few years and looks to get even better. :banana:
Ooh, how was Brian Wilson. I saw one of his first-ever concerts on his own, in Chicago back in 1999 (I think) and it was...weird.
It was the truth, vivid and monstrous, that all the while he had waited the wait was itself his portion..
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OldAle1 wrote: August 30th, 2022, 10:15 pm
flavo5000 wrote: August 30th, 2022, 10:12 pm I used to go to concerts all the time in my younger days, but in the last few years that's slowed down a lot with two young kids to deal with. For a while I was lucky to average one concert a year. This year though, so far I've gone to two concerts (Brian Wilson and Big Boi & Run the Jewels) and a two-day bluegrass festival that Emmylou Harris headlined.
Still to look foward to this year is Black Keys & Band of Horses, Titus Andronicus and the Format Festival (https://www.format-festival.com/) with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and War on Drugs. In short, this has been a MUCH better year concert-wise than the last few years and looks to get even better. :banana:
Ooh, how was Brian Wilson. I saw one of his first-ever concerts on his own, in Chicago back in 1999 (I think) and it was...weird.
Well, he's 80 and came out on stage with a walker, so... not the most spry. His voice also isn't what it used to be. On the positive side though, his touring band was phenomenal, touring with ALL the instrumentation from his albums including stuff like theramin and french horn. The Beach Boys was one of my dad's favorite bands, so I have a lot of nostalgia for their music too. I feel like it was worth the $25 I paid for it.
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Cool. I love the Beach Boys - I got into them in probably the early 90s, and saw them on what I think was the last tour with Carl - hearing him sing "God Only Knows" live is certainly one of the highlights of my minimal concert-going life. That show was strange more for the audience - it was the first time I think that I ever saw an "oldies" audience; my friend and I were probably both around 30, and nearly everybody else in the place was double our age or older, and it was in a place used just as often for classical, jazz, or musical theater concerts. The solo Brian show was weird because he was seated in front of a keyboard and clearly just pretending to play it throughout, while somebody else was playing a real keyboard! Also I remember him making some weird jokes and just generally being sort of...elsewhere. But this was not long after he'd gotten away from Dr. Landy, and it was I think just his second public performance; I do remember it being worthwhile, and cool to hear some of his solo stuff live, but mostly it was just strange. And his audience was much younger than the Beach Boys audience and seemed to be all really hardcore Brian fans.

$25 seems like a steal. I could easily see paying several times that.
It was the truth, vivid and monstrous, that all the while he had waited the wait was itself his portion..
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Saw Brian Wilson ~10 years ago at a festival and similar experience. Felt a lot of set like he was just a prop at the front of a pretty good Beach Boys tribute band, he was only partially contributing at best. Good he's still going out there I guess, and I did love to hear those songs live.

Format Festival looks good lineup. Amongst others, I'd be making sure I go see: Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul who put out one of the best albums of the year, The Comet is Coming who I've seen before and have a real good intensity & power live, and Khruangbin, a band I'd really like to catch live.


This year I've managed to see quite a few things, a lot of local/small stuff also the odd bigger gig and first festival since pre-Covid.
highlights of the year so far: Big Thief, Pink Siifu, Melt Yourself Down, Onipa, MC Yallah & Debmaster

Got lined up a ticket for Pavement in October, doing their first tour for 10+ years. Never seen them before, and long-long-time favourites so I'm pretty excited for that.
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brokenface wrote: August 31st, 2022, 11:11 pm Saw Brian Wilson ~10 years ago at a festival and similar experience. Felt a lot of set like he was just a prop at the front of a pretty good Beach Boys tribute band, he was only partially contributing at best. Good he's still going out there I guess, and I did love to hear those songs live.

Format Festival looks good lineup. Amongst others, I'd be making sure I go see: Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul who put out one of the best albums of the year, The Comet is Coming who I've seen before and have a real good intensity & power live, and Khruangbin, a band I'd really like to catch live.
The comet is coming was already on my radar. They're pretty cool. I'll check out Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul. I dig their sound.

Got lined up a ticket for Pavement in October, doing their first tour for 10+ years. Never seen them before, and long-long-time favourites so I'm pretty excited for that.
Ah, that'd be cool. I don't think they're touring anywhere near me unfortunately. As far as indie rock pioneers from the '90s, I did see Yo La Tengo about ten years ago when they were doing this storytelling tour. It was in this really small art studio venue that only held about 50 people. really cool. I saw Elf Power and Low their as well.
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So happy to get to see The Magnetic Fields last night, it was on my bucket list so I can check that one off. They didn’t play any of my top favourites but I love like 160 of their songs so they still played a lot of good stuff. Stephin Merritt’s voice is so good, I got goosebumps so many times. Had pretty good seats except for guy in front of me’s head.

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Nice! Also saw them in London 10+ years ago at the Barbican. Merritt is just great.

Talking of bucket lists, just found out Bob Dylan's playing in my town in Nov. Never made it to one of his shows before so am very tempted if it's not ridiculously extortionate on price. I know there's lots of mixed things said about him live these days. But Bob Dylan! Do have some prior regrets of people I never made it to see when had the chance
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flavo5000 wrote: September 1st, 2022, 2:56 pm
Got lined up a ticket for Pavement in October, doing their first tour for 10+ years. Never seen them before, and long-long-time favourites so I'm pretty excited for that.
Ah, that'd be cool. I don't think they're touring anywhere near me unfortunately. As far as indie rock pioneers from the '90s, I did see Yo La Tengo about ten years ago when they were doing this storytelling tour. It was in this really small art studio venue that only held about 50 people. really cool. I saw Elf Power and Low their as well.
Yo La Tengo are another one on my list I need to get to someday, big fan. small show like that sounds awesome. Low I like too and have seen. Elf Power must have passed me by, don't know them at all.
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brokenface wrote: September 1st, 2022, 10:16 pm
flavo5000 wrote: September 1st, 2022, 2:56 pm
Got lined up a ticket for Pavement in October, doing their first tour for 10+ years. Never seen them before, and long-long-time favourites so I'm pretty excited for that.
Ah, that'd be cool. I don't think they're touring anywhere near me unfortunately. As far as indie rock pioneers from the '90s, I did see Yo La Tengo about ten years ago when they were doing this storytelling tour. It was in this really small art studio venue that only held about 50 people. really cool. I saw Elf Power and Low their as well.
Yo La Tengo are another one on my list I need to get to someday, big fan. small show like that sounds awesome. Low I like too and have seen. Elf Power must have passed me by, don't know them at all.
Elf Power was one of the Elephant 6 bands along with Apples (in Stereo) and Neutral Milk Hotel. Their live show was surprisingly loud.
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brokenface wrote: September 1st, 2022, 10:03 pm Nice! Also saw them in London 10+ years ago at the Barbican. Merritt is just great.

Talking of bucket lists, just found out Bob Dylan's playing in my town in Nov. Never made it to one of his shows before so am very tempted if it's not ridiculously extortionate on price. I know there's lots of mixed things said about him live these days. But Bob Dylan! Do have some prior regrets of people I never made it to see when had the chance
Oh yea, I saw Dylan at a big festival in Tulsa, OK like 15 years ago. To be honest, even then he was pretty lackluster. Just sat behind the keyboard and never moved. Didn't seem like he wanted to be there. Those big city festivals can be pretty weird. That same festival I also saw Ludacris, The Roots, Apples in Stereo, Willie Nelson and Maroon 5...
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I saw Ichiko Aoba live yesterday. I have one word to describe the performance. MESMERIZING.
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Back from Format Festival this weekend. Really awesome time. I documented the whole thing over at eurocultav.com.

Day One: http://eurocultav.com/2022/09/25/format ... 2-day-one/
Day Two: http://eurocultav.com/2022/09/26/format ... 2-day-two/
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You really are one proper cool guy.
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Recently saw a great triple bill in Montreal: Street Sects, HEALTH, and Perturbator. HEALTH was easily the weakest of the three, which was sad because they're one of my favourite groups and I went to the concert for that, but Perturbator might have done my all time favourite concert thus far. I absolutely LOVED his recent goth album Lustful Sacraments, but even the synthwave stuff was amazing to hear live.

Turns out a video of the same tour is on YouTube

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