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Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending

SilentBob

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Fuck TicketMaster.

Apparently all 3 concerts sold out in 15secs. I logged in right at 10 and not one single ticket could be sold to me at any price point. Fucking scalpels are going to have everyone paying through the nose in order to see them
 

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Just got back form my The Tragically Hip concert and WOW at the energy in the stadium. Great show and it was nice having them be the only act on this farewell tour for the lead singer Gord Downie who has a terminal brain tumour. He is doing the shows like he always has with maybe a bit more flair in his wardrobe. I'll see if i can post a few videos in time. No idea if you guys have heard of any of their stuff but Taxi, you might being kinda close to our boarder. They are broadcasting their final concert on Aug 21st live on CBC 8:30EST/5:30PST and is worth the 2 1/2 hours of good Canadiana Music
 

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Sigur Ros last night. They're really amazing live. They toured as a 3-man group, forgoing the extra instrument accompaniment of years past, and I don't think it mattered one bit. I like their albums well enough, but live is really the ultimate way to experience their music, amps cranked and a spectacular light show. Holy shit the theatre was soaked in sound.

I've got a ticket to see Brian Wilson and Al Jardine perform Pet Sounds on Sunday. I've seen Wilson with his own band and with the Beach Boys before, but both acts are saddled with a lot of music I'm not into (like holy hell, it's really awkward watching a bunch of old dudes dance and sing to Kokomo, and making eye contact with the performers only makes it worse). It will be good to see a solid set focused on some of his greatest work.
 

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I'm considering going to see Tal Wilkenfeld next weekend, but I want to get the VIP pass to meet her before the show, but it's $100 that I really shouldn't be spending. Pirate says I should do it anyway.

I'm conflicted.
 
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SilentBob

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Well ok I did my Tragically Hip concert. It was an amazing experience but also a very sad one as well.

Anyways tomorrow I will be attending Roger Water’s @ The Air Canada centre. Can’t wait to see and will say how everything goes in a few days time
 

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So this week I saw:
(too much to remember)

Wasteland Weekend

Including musical acts:

9Electric
--meh...

LUNA 13

--I don't remember this black metal/bass band though I know I was standing there because I remember them being announced and coming on stage. I must have wandered off.

ELEMENT a440
--These guys seemed pretty cool. Didn't hate them. Wandered off after a song or two due to the larger distraction of Thunderdome. Did see some cops approach a guy cautiously and confiscate one of his guns because it was too realistic, no orange tip. They were really cool about it though and gave him a big hug afterwards.

AUTHENTIC SELLOUT
--Some punk! They were pretty ok! This was the first I heard of them.

MANY OF ODD NATURE
--We walked off due to exhaustion when this band started. They honestly didn't sound very good, perhaps there was a technical problem, I don't know. It was late and we had spent most of the day in the hot sun building my 17' geodesic dome after driving for 7 hours hauling an overloaded trailer. I'll briefly mention here that 5ish miles off road doesn't SOUND like a lot, but when you're doing it it's another matter. We pulled out 20' trailer in our Yukon XL over what I would previously call a Jeep trail. pryor to this even I wouldn't have attempted this without the trailer in that vehicle. A friend (of a friend, but we've met) has a military truck and he rescued 60 vehicles in the first two days. We did fine, though we did manage to bend the trailer hitch jack some of the front of the frame and the back wheels are slightly (cough) out of camber. --oh, anyway that was all excuses for being tired that first day. All this to say I was sorry I walked back to camp and only heard Many of Odd Nature because when I saw people's photos the next day I realized this is a performance you want to witness visually. So it's safe to say I basically missed this. Let's just say there were a lot powertools abused in the making of the music. Much grinding on the crotch (think DeWalt and not Elvis), much spark and fire.

FOX AND THE RED HARES
--I was looking forward to seeing this Celtic band but they were plagued with technical sound problems from the start. This band has, well, I don't even know, looked like 12 or more members on stage plus a bevy of fire dancers that accompanied them in the front of the stage. Really pretty. They had A LOT of interesting instruments including a dijurido! Neat! My friends were not enthused with this arrangement. But I'm a sucker for fiddles and instruments that I've never seen before so I stayed and watched this on my own...until the played what seemed like the same two songs over and over. I think they wrote these specifically for the event, and their hearts were in the right place, but it wasn't working in my opinion. They ended with a few pirate ballads, and as cool as that usually is, it just didn't fit the theme as much as you would think.


SLANT
--Not my thing, but in the desert night, surrounded by 4000 family members avoiding the gusts of wind and dust, and the glow of huge fires all around backlighting the Exxon Valdez where I could see burlesque dancers and people suspended high in the air, this band kind of fit the mood for some reason.

JASON CHARLES MILLER
--You might know him as the lead singer of Godhead. Here he was performing outlaw country solo. Great voice. Not generally my music genre but this was pretty cool. Not too much of a visual act, I wandered off to a camp and sat around a fire with a few other people eating cowboy stew and drinking Yuengling. This was the last night and Miller came on around midnight so we were all tired but quite content to sit. The music was a fine backdrop. I still had a bunch of single shot bottles of whiskey on me that I passed out to strangers walking by who saw our fire and wandered over.

AHTCK
-Heavy metal/hard rock apocalypse themed. I was told their name stands for All Hail The Crimson King and their songs are laced with nerdy references. This was a lot of fun and loud! A huge guy without a shirt walked passed offering BLOOD WINE from a large, leather bladder. I'm not sure what was in it buy I declined. Most everyone partook and he bellowed loudly something about his enemies being vanquished and that he would return. We watched close to the sage around a small barrel fire for around 4 songs. A lot of people are really into this band and formed a decent sized pit and danced mostly solo due to the fact most of these people were covered in sharp bladed weapons and heavy, generally spikey armor. Accidentally bumping someone would have consequences, namely getting entangled. We wandered off into the night where Thunderdome's DJ was playing Ministry and Front 242, music more to my liking. But you could still here AHTCK in the background.


Marissa Patton
--This opera singer opened the fights at Thunderdome that gave me shivers. Absolutely incredible. Singing opera out in that dust in those conditions is absolutely mind blowing.

V2A

--Fucking awesome this band. I wasn't overly familiar with them but oh boy do they play their hearts out. Really good show and nice dudes too. They were selling CDs and swag but I ended up without because this was right after my bank decided a lot of purchases coming out of the middle of the Mojave desert, far away from any civilization is quite possibly fraud and they cut me off. (Note: this was a good thing and Chase is pretty awesome to deal with. they hit me up via voice, email, direct msg on their custom app, text and even my emergency number, I was able to unlock it right away, but difficult where there's very little cell service even with a booster).

DJ LORD HUMUNGUS
--I'm not a "DJ music" kind of dude, but wow, what a show! He performed every day between the evening shows and officially opening the gates at the city entrance. The final night DJ battle between the Lord Humungus and DJ Immortan Joe was crazy awesome! Since this was still going on around 2 AM I headed back to my camp (which was about mile from the stage which in the middle of the desert is quite a bit of a walk) and listened while I marched.

Lady VaJayJay
--Not a music act, but a full PA themed drag show. Totally amazing. This drew a huge, enthusiastic crowd and was just really a lot of fun. I was talking with some people the following day buying hand forged knives made from former wrenches and other assorted steal tools off a cart and they were remarking that they weren't even sure what heterosexuality was anymore. We all looked off into the distance nodding in thoughtful agreement. Someone across the way shouted "I can't tell men's bottoms from females! And I don't care!"

WASTELAND RADIO 88.3
--I'd be remiss to not mention Wasteland Radio as it's a special event itself. Broadcast live from the event playing a variety of post apocalyptic themed music (including songs from PA film and video games -a lot of Fallout music-- they also have commercials, some real, weird ones from the 40s and 50s, but also custom commercials for events, tribes and "businesses" like the Atomic Cafe and the on site casino. There's weather reports, interviews, on the ground special reports, news, and some talk. All live, all amazing. All so real and absorbing it really ties the whole event together. I almost miss it the most.

Also saw countless shows, small and large like a bonafide freakshow, too much burlesque, Juggar matches, vibrator races, smaller bands, poetry and erotic reading, swimsuit contest on the deck of the Exxon Valdeez in the middle of the desert, dancers in the air, on the ground, on fire...oh yes, lots of fire spinning (I mean the professional stage show kind, not just hippy chicks running amok, thought there was a lot of that too).

WASTELAND!
 

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Saw Jimmy Eat World in Billings, Montana yesterday, and they were excellent as usual. Both times I saw them this year I was front row center and both times they were amazing. This time the opening band was called Man With a Mission, a Japanese rock band who wears wolf masks on stage. It was really absurd, but they put on a really good show.
 

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Posting from my current concert for Arcade Fire. Waiting for them to come on stage in about 20-30 minutes. Although I got a nice surprise for my opening act BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE with an old member returning for a song or two with Feist.

Will post more when they come on stage later IMG_0947.JPG