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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2014, 01:41:18 PM »
Alter Bridge this weekend!! I'm just a little excited!!!!!!!

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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2014, 02:34:05 PM »
Animals as Leaders and Devin Townsend Project on 12/4 in Philly.

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2014, 03:47:45 PM »
So the Alter Bridge show exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did AB sound amazing, but California Breed were EXCELLENT. I mean, they are so tight, and it was a joy to get to hear Glenn Hughes out sing people half his age in a live setting. We also did the VIP and got to meet Alter Bridge and go to their soundcheck--I swear I did not abscond with Myles. Super nice guys, and allowed me to check one off of my bucket list.

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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2014, 04:31:23 PM »
So the Alter Bridge show exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did AB sound amazing, but California Breed were EXCELLENT. I mean, they are so tight, and it was a joy to get to hear Glenn Hughes out sing people half his age in a live setting. We also did the VIP and got to meet Alter Bridge and go to their soundcheck--I swear I did not abscond with Myles. Super nice guys, and allowed me to check one off of my bucket list.

So Awesome, glad to hear!  Would love to see AB again someday, and CB wouldn't be too bad to check out... ;)

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2014, 11:39:30 AM »
I just saw that Nonpoint is coming to a bar in my town tonight on the cheap. Does anybody have experience with their live show/catalog? I really don' tknow the first thing about them.

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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2014, 12:33:55 PM »
I just saw that Nonpoint is coming to a bar in my town tonight on the cheap. Does anybody have experience with their live show/catalog? I really don' tknow the first thing about them.

Sometimes going in with absolutely no background is the best way to get that first exposure. That was how I got into Iced Earth. I knew the name, knew the reputation but had no music in my catalog. On a whim, I took in a show during the Fall 2008 Crucible of Man tour and was hooked. I couldn't shake the memory of how moving "Melancholy (Holy Martyr)" was and that is what opened the door to me going full bore into their back catalog. Throwing the dice like that, if it is relatively cheap, can be very rewarding...

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2014, 10:56:40 PM »
I just saw that Nonpoint is coming to a bar in my town tonight on the cheap. Does anybody have experience with their live show/catalog? I really don' tknow the first thing about them.

Sometimes going in with absolutely no background is the best way to get that first exposure. That was how I got into Iced Earth. I knew the name, knew the reputation but had no music in my catalog. On a whim, I took in a show during the Fall 2008 Crucible of Man tour and was hooked. I couldn't shake the memory of how moving "Melancholy (Holy Martyr)" was and that is what opened the door to me going full bore into their back catalog. Throwing the dice like that, if it is relatively cheap, can be very rewarding...

This. It's how I saw Katatonia.

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2014, 09:56:16 AM »
Just bought my ticket:

Nightwish
(Sabaton)
Delain

For anyone on the fence, Sabaton was confirmed as direct support to Nightwish for the tour! 

I really hope they change up the setlist, they've played similar sets opening for Iced Earth and Amon Amarth in the US, both tours gave them around 45 minutes.  I'd like to see a few Coat of Arms songs thrown in to replace Gott Mit Uns/Carolus Rex.   Oh, and NIGHT WITCHES from Heroes needs to be played!

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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2014, 10:51:19 AM »
I already had my tix, but I'm still pretty excited about the addition of Sabaton to the Nightwish bill. I missed seeing them (and ReVamp) open for Iced Earth this year when I got sick the day of the show.

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2014, 03:30:53 PM »
Tix I have

Dec 3 - Animals As Leaders / Devin Townsend Project, Ram's Head Live!, Baltimore MD

In 2015
Jan 25 - An Evening With Extreme (entire Pornograffitti to be performed), Baltimore Soundstage
Jan 30 - Jack White, Madison Square Garden, NY
May 10 - Zappa Plays Zappa (including performance of Frank Zappa's One Size Fits All), Ram's Head Live!

To be purchased: Sixx:A.M.; Nightwish
Maybe - The Neal Morse Band

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2014, 09:34:26 PM »
Bought tix to see Opeth/In Flames/Red Fang in Houston on 12/12.

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2014, 11:46:11 AM »
Last Thursday night I went to see Devin Townsend Project, Animals As Leaders and Monument. My initial thought...why is this so hard to do? It can't be fucking rocket science. By this I mean, 3 solid prog/djent/whatever acts. Of the 3, I had only watched a few AAL videos on youtube and heard DT sing Natural Science on a Rush tribute disc. I went in almost completely blind but had heard a lot of good things about DTP. Anyway, the show was at the Trocadero theater in Philadelphia which is one of the coolest places I've ever gone for a show: http://www.thetroc.com

It's an old theater and the downstairs is basically an open floor. The upstairs has padded, semicircular benches and a decent/seedy bar in the back. You could tell that it was a prog show because, as small as the theater was, you could see that all 3 bands had their own drum kits and not a 5 piece among them. Anyway, Monument came out and just blew my gf and I away. They were kind of TesseracT-ish with a psychotic, charismatic frontman. A bit more screaming, kind of like the first TesseracT disc but not too much, and he was fun to watch. On the other hand, he was inciting people to mosh which I have NEVER seen at a prog show. Hell, I've heard Bruce Dickinson and Ray Alder tell people NOT to mosh. Thankfully, everyone upstairs chilled out and enjoyed their beverages. This guy is not only too old to mosh but I have no interest in trying to mosh to heavily syncopated prog metal with odd time signatures thrown in and in an audience with about a 70/30 ratio of people who don't want to mosh to those who do. But I REALLY enjoyed the music and plan on getting their most recent disc.

AAL was up next and they are as good live as they are on record. Tight was shit and virtuosic. That said, there is a certain monotony to them. By the time they were getting to the end of their set, I was looking forward to it.

DTP came out and, as I said, I've never seen him perform before so...he's different. If you don't know anything about him, he's very sarcastic and funny. He also seems huge. No idea how tall the guy is. He played one guitar that looked like a large, hollow body Gibson but with lit up lightening bolts instead of the f-holes and another that was THE largest flying V I have ever seen in my life. I didn't recognize the brand of either of these guitars. I really like his vocal style which is kind of a blend of operatic and screaming. He's an extremely talented musician and the music was good. It was very different from AAL in that it was more riff-based and, kind of, all encompassing, like a wall of sound. All that said, his set got a bit boring for me too, in the exact opposite way the AAL's did. It was just milking riff after riff and, while I appreciate the humor in the Ziltoid idea, that's not what I listen to prog for. So, the gf and I split about a half hour in but we had an hour ride home and had to get up for work the next day.

Getting back to my initial point, this was a solid bill in a cool theater, right in Philadelphia. Why I had to drive to Reading (which is in the middle of nowhere, if you don't know) and sit through, like 4 hours of shit from 5 other bands just to hear Fates Warning AND drive to the Poconos (about 2+ hours from Philly) and sit through Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel just to see Queensryche I will never understand. I mean, is Devin Townsend bigger than Queensryche and Fates? I'm curious. Just to be clear, I don't live in Philadelphia and both Reading and the Poconos shows were fairly easy to get to. It just makes no sense from a demographic perspective. So, there's my review.  :)

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2014, 12:10:05 PM »
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To be purchased: Sixx:A.M.; Nightwish

Got my tix for those, and hubby and I are also seeing Death Angel do a headline gig a few days after Christmas.

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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2014, 12:25:41 PM »
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To be purchased: Sixx:A.M.; Nightwish

Got my tix for those, and hubby and I are also seeing Death Angel do a headline gig a few days after Christmas.

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2014, 10:19:51 AM »
Just got tickets for Neutral Milk Hotel's last tour for the foreseeable future. So excited!