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I thought I would try something like the music thread, but with concerts. I often like to hear other people's impressions of live shows they have been to, sometimes it prompts me to check out a show I might otherwise not have.

 

I'll start off, I saw the majestic, reformed Pixies a couple of nights ago. Amazing, AMAZING show. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I had a fantastic time. They played a good mix of stuff and performed flawlessly. Where Is My Mind was an out-of-body experience, it was so good. They started the show with a very slow, mellow version of Wave of Mutilation and finished with the normal rocking version of WOM as well as Gigantic, bookended the show very well. Anyway, if you have any doubts, please don't. See them while you can before they meltdown again! :)

 

Onto Morrissey...I'm seeing the big Mozzer two nights next week, here in Houston and the next night in Austin. Should be special!

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Originally posted by Bruce B@Oct 19 2004, 09:37 AM

I finally got to see Metallica the other night. They are incredible and bring an intense energy to the stage and really seem to love to perform for the audience.

Godsmack opened up for them and were also quite impressive.

They're the last act I saw. Two Metallica concerts are my only rock concert experiences. Awesome both times.

 

Tonight, though, I'm seeing Cake. Will report back later...

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Lets see going back a few months I saw They Might Be Giants in Nashville. Very enjoyable show as usual.

 

But more recently there was a music festival here in town and saw a bunch of people:

 

Morris Day and the Time, George Clinton and the Parliment Funkadellic, saw a few seconds of Jewel, some Lynyrd Skynyrd in the distance (wanted to go but there was a near riot on the way there trying to get in), Olivia Newton John and JoJo (reluctantly - she was "performing" between two acts we wanted to see and didn't want to lose our place), and some good Christian acts like Newsboys and Barlow Girls.

 

 

Morris Day and the Time put on a real fun show and George Clinton of couse turned the mother out.

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And in the time from posting that last message, I've booked two tickets to go see the Polyphonic Spree's "Christmas Extravaganza" at the Nokia Live this December. My wife's a big fan & she's never gotten to see them live before.

 

I saw the Spree at last year's Austin City Limits festival and it is one of my favorite concert experiences of all time. I saw them again opening up for David Bowie, but it just wasn't the same in an amphitheater setting (though not their fault at all).

 

I'd love to go see Morrissey, but the $49 ticket price for the show here in the Metroplex turned me off completley.

 

Prices aren't much better here either, but my friends and I have been waiting to see him for years and years and years and he never has come close to Texas in that time until now. So we are going to make the most of it. :)

 

I also will be catching Guided By Voices on Nov. 7th, part of their farewell tour. Another band to catch while you can, they are a lot of fun.

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My wife and I used to go to concerts quite a bit, but now the only thing on our schedule is a November date with the Wiggles

 

Thankfully my kid seemed to tire of the TV show after a year or so. If he had any interest we would take him to see the live show, but we may have dodged a bullet.

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I saw Muse back in May when they came to town, and it was and awesome show. My only complaint was that it was somewhat short, but that was forgiven a bit when they came back through just a few weeks ago and put on another amazing show with an even more enthusiastic crowd.

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Saw Ministry and My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult last Tuesday. Great show, Al Jourgenson is just so damn entertaining. Passed up free Morrisey tickets for last Saturday night, but drove to Chicago to see Interpol on Sunday. Great show even if the venue was a PITA.

 

In November, I'm going to Ween, The Pixies twice (might sell the 2nd set of tickets so I can go see Muse instead), and Skinny Puppy (freebie tix again, yay!!). Should be a fun month. :)

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Is this all past concerts or just recently? I havn't been to too many inrecent years. Saw Jude last spring and the spring before that. Awesome acoustic player an quite and amazing voice. He's not very well know though..too bad too.

 

As far as big head liners I've seen Metallica 4 times. Twice I actually gotten drum sticks from the tease which is Lars. Always a good show. Megadeth three times. They just have a great presence as a band. And Iron Maiden a few years ago on my birthday (quite a treat) when queensrych opened for them. I've gone to various show with the women. The highlight of those would have to be Allanis. She's was my girlfriend before she got engage to what's his face. :green:

 

Feeling the need to go to something again soon. Really want to see Counting Crows if they ever come around these parts again soon.

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Really enjoyed Cake tonight. They sound great live, and they have a lot of songs that have great bits for the crowd to sing along with, so it was lots of fun. I didn't know that they released a new album last week, so hearing a few new songs (that I didn't know already) performed live (and performed so well) was really cool!

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Pixies were good :) I love the Nokia NextStage (or whatever they're calling it this week) - good acoustics, good seatroom, good view from pretty much everywhere. Was seated a little further back than I would have liked (about halfway), but still was a good concert. Band rocked, played all the usuals & a couple of lesser known tracks. Kim sang one song.

 

The Thrills were pretty mundane though. Irish Beach Boys wannabes.

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The Thrills were pretty mundane though. Irish Beach Boys wannabes.

 

Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with them either. For some reason, The Killers were also opening for the show I was at (and that one show only, apparently). They were alright.

 

We were standing about 10-12 people deep for the Pixies which was just about right...all the meatheads that wanted to mosh or push people around weren't near us, which was nice.

 

EDIT: Wait, where do you live Brian?

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My last show was Wilco in Dallas on 9/17. Fantastic.

 

Was supposed to go to Norah Jones in Oklahoma City last night (had awesome tickets), but decided to stay home and watch the Sox/Yanks instead.

 

Since the Sox won, it was a great decision. If the Yanks had won, man, I'd be pissed. :)

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Woot. Bought tickets today to see Elvis Costello play here in Dallas - it's the first time he's played here since I moved to the States five years ago. Won't be the same as seeing him at the Barras, the best place for gigs on the planet, but it's going to be good to see him live again.

 

Also bought tickets to go see Eisley too :)

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