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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:00 pm

I didn't know this was happening, but turns out Patti Smith is playing the pretty smallish (1,200 tops) Cambridge venue The Junction later this month and a friend has a ticket for me. Cool. Never seen her live. Never listened to enough of her stuff. Always admired her.
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Postby pophead2k » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:24 am

Saw Ryan Adams Saturday night at the North Charleston Performing Arts Centers. Great show. Ryan was in great voice, the band was stellar, and the harmonizing to die for. Lots of stuff from Cold Roses, a few early chestnuts, and a few from the new album. No acoustic or mellow stuff, everything was full band and full on.

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Postby Mike Boom » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:52 am

Saw Ryan Adams Saturday night at the North Charleston Performing Arts Centers. Great show. Ryan was in great voice, the band was stellar, and the harmonizing to die for. Lots of stuff from Cold Roses, a few early chestnuts, and a few from the new album. No acoustic or mellow stuff, everything was full band and full on.


Im going on Friday, and was hoping for at least a few acoustic songs (ie Strawberry Wine), but nevermind, full on is fine by me!
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Postby BlueChair » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:40 am

I'm seeing Springsteen tonight. I wonder if there will be a repeat of this "surprise" from last night's Ottawa show:
http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/art ... 1003658294
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Postby Mike Boom » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:03 pm

Id love to be seeing Springsteen, but his "American" tour seems to consist of New York and LA. :evil:
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:40 am

Unfortunately the Arcade Fire cameo proved to be a one-off for the Ottawa show. Thankfully (and not surprisingly), Bruce and the band managed to put on a stellar show. It's clear that he still feeds off the audience and loves every minute he spends up on stage. Highlights for me included the rocking electric version of "Reason To Believe," "Incident on 57th Street," and "American Land," but there was never a dull moment.

Here's the setlist, courtesy of Backstreets.com:

1. Radio Nowhere
2. Night
3. Lonesome Day
4. Gypsy Biker
5. For You
6. Magic
7. Reason to Believe
8. Candy's Room
9. She's the One
10. Livin' in the Future
11. The Promised Land
12. Town Called Heartbreak (duet with Patti Scialfa)
13. Incident on 57th Street
14. Darlington County
15. Devil's Arcade
16. The Rising
17. Last to Die
18. Long Walk Home
19. Badlands

Encore:

20. Girls in Their Summer Clothes
21. Thundercrack
22. Born to Run
23. Dancing in the Dark
24. American Land
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:56 am

Well, I have to admit I am jealous. Nice show you saw there, Blue.

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Postby VonOfterdingen » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:35 pm

Im going to see Bruce in Copenhagen the 8th of december and im thrilled that Thundercrack is part of the set-list. I hope he keeps it that way
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Postby oldhamer » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:53 pm

Am seeing Nick Lowe in London on the 23rd and John Hiatt in Manchester on the 30th. It's going to be a good couple of weeks 8)
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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:57 pm

Richard Thompson Band - Sage (Hall 1) 16th Dec 2007

Awesome!
2 hours of great songs, blistering guitar, and some wit.

Highlights were many but, oh the joy when, during a two song solo slot he followed 1952 Vincent Black Lightning with .... Who Knows where the Time Goes !!

The band features long time buddies Danny (no relation) Thompson on double bass, Pete Zorn (saxes, flute, guitars, vocals) and Michael Jerome (drums).

They had fun, and so did we.
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:39 am

How have you already been to a show that doesn't happen for another two months, RTHTW? 8)
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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:03 am

BlueChair wrote:How have you already been to a show that doesn't happen for another two months, RTHTW? 8)

Oops! Either, I really am a time traveling Dalek, or that date should read 16th Oct 2007.
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Postby goodbyegirl » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:21 pm

Can I tell you how great The Raspberries were in NYC this past weekend? Easily, one of the best rock and roll shows I have ever seen. I can't believe how great they sounded, vocals and music. They played an awesome set of Raspberries songs and also included "Ticket to Ride" and a blazing rendition of "Substitute". Eric Carmen has one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard live, I'm so glad I got to see him. I'm sure not everyone will appreciate this, but Eric and the band even did "All By Myself" which was absolutely incredible, complete with piano solo and all. They will perform in Cleveland again in Dec. I would go again if I could!

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:55 am

Booked to see Richard Hawley at Bowery Ballroom with the Mrs. on Dec. 1. Should be a good night out.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:43 pm

Patti Smith at the fairly small Junction in Cambridge. Great to see a 60 year old legend still full of fire and brimstone, looking younger than her years, moving like she's a lot younger, in great voice. Opened with Redondo Beach. Lots of old classics, Gimme Shelter and Smells Like Teen Spirit from her recent covers (mostly pretty obvious choices) collection Twelve, Perfect Day, which isn't on it. Unsurprisingly the higlight was a beautiful, passionate Because The Night, which she dedicated to the monks of Myanmar (though they seem to have reverted to Burma here of late), 'becuase I love them'. Lots of chat, especially about having tea with the fellows at King's College (she brought a napkin to prove it). Was she getting an honorary degree?

I'm not enough of a specialist to tell you the setlist, but this gives you an indication of what she's been playing of late:

http://www.pattismith.net/setlists.html

It was great to see her, and so happy on the stage.
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:21 pm

Saw Josh Rouse and his band tonight here in Toronto. Great show, though the audience surprised me - I expected Rouse fans to be a lot more muted, but many of the people at the show were actually quite loudmouthed and rowdy. Go figure.

Here's the setlist, which I jot down on a piece of paper:

1. Saturday
2. Pilgrim
3. God, Please Let Me Go Back
4. Hollywood Bass Player
5. Comeback (Light Therapy)
6. Middle School Frown
7. Quiet Town
8. Love Vibration
9. Feelin' No Pain
10. Snowy
11. Isn't She Lovely (instrumental)
12. Carolina
13. My Love Has Gone
14. Sweetie
15. Why Won't You Tell Me What
16. 1972
17. It Looks Like Love

Encore:

18. Winter In The Hamptons
19. It's The Nighttime
20. Lay Lady Lay
21. Slaveship
22. Sad Eyes
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:17 pm

Great encore. How was the Dylan cover?
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:10 pm

Quite good - very faithful to the original, though thankfully Rouse made no effort to imitate Dylan's Nashville Skyline-era voice.
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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:40 pm

John Hiatt - Sage Gateshead, 31/10/2007

2 hours of solo Hiatt, accompanying himself on various guitars, with two songs on piano. Played a couple of new songs, which seemed a little too twee and sentimental for this corresondent*, but the rest was grand stuff.

Maybe it was just me, but it seemed Mr Hiatt was playing Heart of Gold (including the harmonica breaks) whilst singing Perfectly Good Guitar. That's talent for ya.

What a voice! The man's got soul.




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Postby VonOfterdingen » Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:01 am

Saw Muse a few weeks ago and Arcade Fire last night.

Muse was ok but too mechanic while Arcade Fire delivered a dynamic performance all though there was no need for half the band cause the horns and strings drowned in a wall of sound. Didn't hear those horns once... Still Wake Up and Tunnels were fantastic.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:41 am

Going to see Magnetic Fields at Town Hall in February. Yes, I need to line these things up that far in advance.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:06 pm

VonOfterdingen wrote:Arcade Fire delivered a dynamic performance all though there was no need for half the band cause the horns and strings drowned in a wall of sound. Didn't hear those horns once... Still Wake Up and Tunnels were fantastic.

Bad acoustics, or just badly mixed? I've not heard this said of them before. Can't to see them Saturday week. High hopes of it being in my top 10 if not 5 of gigs ever...
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Postby VonOfterdingen » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm

Mostly bad acoustics i think but it was not the best place for that kind of concert (small sportsarena). But still - they seem to play all the instruments at once all the time and nobody gets any soloes which is a shame. Still a good show though.
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:36 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:
VonOfterdingen wrote:Arcade Fire delivered a dynamic performance all though there was no need for half the band cause the horns and strings drowned in a wall of sound. Didn't hear those horns once... Still Wake Up and Tunnels were fantastic.

Bad acoustics, or just badly mixed? I've not heard this said of them before. Can't to see them Saturday week. High hopes of it being in my top 10 if not 5 of gigs ever...


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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

There's probably an AF lynch mob out to get him. I'd have to pay homage to Johnny Rotten and daub 'I hate' above 'Scritti Politti'!
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