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Last concert I went to was Buckethead in San Francisco in July 2011. I've had tinnitus(both ears) since 2006 due to concerts and so much loud music in general in my youth. My ears were shot for days after this show. I was about 10 feet or so from the stage and that club was loud.

 

I was going to go see Guns N Roses last year for the 'reunion' but I had a major cancer scare(bladder) and my life practically came to a halt. I'm a hypocondriac in general and facing that crisis blew my mind. I wasn't going to any huge events while dealing with that.

 

I was going to see Soundgarden this year when the tour eventually hit the bay area and we all know what happened before Soundgarden made their way here.

 

I was advised years ago to stop going to concerts for the sake of my ears. I wanted to see Soundgarden one last time(impossible now), Guns N Roses one more time(last GNR show was in 91), and I'd like to see U2, maybe the Stones before giving it up completely. I'm considering Fleetwood Mac on their upcoming farewell tour.

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^ The Melvins was the loudest concert I have ever been to in my life...you have been warned.

 

 

The Melvins, oh man. You aren't kidding. I've seen them about five times, and the most recent one was the first time I've ever left my spot during a set to buy earplugs. You can feel your organs vibrating inside of you when they play.

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Saw Queen + Adam Lambert on Thursday night at the Palace. It was a very good show! Adam Lambert fits in very well with them. Lambert isn't Freddie Mercury, but he sounds very good in his own right with the two remaining members of Queen (who both sound very good despite getting up there in age [guitarist Brian May just turned 70 and drummer Roger Taylor turns 68 next week]). It was a nearly full house and I was lucky enough to get moved up from the upper bowl to a seat just above floor level about a third of the way through the show. Also, the majority of people were standing most if not all of the show. I never sat down after the show started. The crowd was very interesting. I saw lots of younger people that were born after Freddie Mercury died (myself included) and some people who probably were able to see Queen (with Freddie and retired bassist John Deacon) in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Ninja Sex Party with TWRP at the El Rey in LA.

Both are pretty comic bands, with an 80's vibe. They also grew and developed thanks to Youtube. NSP is a side project from the Game Grumps. It's a great group of people, and the fans are so nice to be around. We are all just a bunch of geeks.

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Mayday Parade in May (ha) at the Fillmore in Philly (ha).

 

The opening band was called Milestones. I liked them. They're pretty young and seemed like they were just up there having fun.

 

The supporting act Knuckle Puck was fine, but the fans were annoying. The band was encouraging circle pits which would have happened regardless, but I just don't like when bands encourage it. (Unless it's a metal band)

 

But Mayday Parade was something else. Easily the best sounding live band I've heard. Aside from people moshing at completely inappropriate times, it was the best concert I've been to. They played the entire album 'A Lesson in Romantics' then played 7 more songs, including a great cover of 'Yesterday' by the Beetles. They seemed to genuinely love what they do and love their fans. It's nice when the band seems like they're having a great time playing. I'd love to see them again but I think they're headed to Europe. Great band, great show.

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Zomboy (DJ) last week. He's a DJ I've really loved since he started. I'm not a huge bass head, but the guy's stuff is fire.

 

Happy Lollapalooza week. 4 days starting on Thursday!

 

I'm hoping Chance steals most of the crowd Sat night so I can get up close with The XX. I've seen Chance so many times since I live in Chicago, so there's no reason for me to try and battle that massive crowd. I bet there will be some awesome guests, though. Vic, Vince, Kanye?, who knows.

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I saw the Melivns at Union Transfer a few days ago, and it's the best live show I've ever been to. It's a tough choice between them and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, but I'd give Melvins the slight edge. The opening act was Spotlights. Both bands were extremely loud, and probably the loudest show I've been to.

 

Spotlights was a really amazing opening act, and I definitely prefer them live since the ambient synth parts were quiet in the mix and less of a focus than on the records. Such beautiful, loud sludge metal! You could feel the noise vibrations your chest. My dad and my sister absolutely loved their set.

 

Melvins were absolutely incredible. King Buzzo is insane and awesome, and Dale Crover is one of my top 3 favorite drummers of all time. Steven McDonald is very energetic and interacted with the crowd the whole time. This band goes through bassists quickly, but I hope he gets to stay in the band for a long time, since he fits in perfectly, especially for live shows. The set list for this tour is perfect. They played a lot of their lesser-known songs. The track order was perfect, and the set list had a good flow to it. In fact, there weren't many breaks, and a lot of tracks would flow seamlessly into each other. They played plenty of great new songs and covers of course. I loved that they played almost all the material from their album Lysol. Hung Bunny/Roman Bird Dog was the best way to end a concert ever. The crowd was enthusiastic too. There was a decent mini mosh pit, especially when they played The Bit and Amazon. This show blew my mind since I'm so obsessed with this band. Everyone should experience the Melvins. My sister went with me and loved it, even though she knows nothing about them.

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I saw the Melivns at Union Transfer a few days ago, and it's the best live show I've ever been to. It's a tough choice between them and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, but I'd give Melvins the slight edge. The opening act was Spotlights. Both bands were extremely loud, and probably the loudest show I've been to.

 

Spotlights was a really amazing opening act, and I definitely prefer them live since the ambient synth parts were quiet in the mix and less of a focus than on the records. Such beautiful, loud sludge metal! You could feel the noise vibrations your chest. My dad and my sister absolutely loved their set.

 

Melvins were absolutely incredible. King Buzzo is insane and awesome, and Dale Crover is one of my top 3 favorite drummers of all time. Steven McDonald is very energetic and interacted with the crowd the whole time. This band goes through bassists quickly, but I hope he gets to stay in the band for a long time, since he fits in perfectly, especially for live shows. The set list for this tour is perfect. They played a lot of their lesser-known songs. The track order was perfect, and the set list had a good flow to it. In fact, there weren't many breaks, and a lot of tracks would flow seamlessly into each other. They played plenty of great new songs and covers of course. I loved that they played almost all the material from their album Lysol. Hung Bunny/Roman Bird Dog was the best way to end a concert ever. The crowd was enthusiastic too. There was a decent mini mosh pit, especially when they played The Bit and Amazon. This show blew my mind since I'm so obsessed with this band. Everyone should experience the Melvins. My sister went with me and loved it, even though she knows nothing about them.

It's funny how you mentioned seeing Melvins when a friend of mine who was out on his honeymoon in Seattle a few weeks ago saw King Buzzo's nephew playing with Undergang. Granted, Sam Osborne has never tried to capitalize on his uncle's name (not that you really can when you only play in underground death metal acts) and my friend didn't actually know who he was until I told him, but it's still pretty cool.

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I saw the Melivns at Union Transfer a few days ago, and it's the best live show I've ever been to. It's a tough choice between them and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, but I'd give Melvins the slight edge. The opening act was Spotlights. Both bands were extremely loud, and probably the loudest show I've been to.

 

Spotlights was a really amazing opening act, and I definitely prefer them live since the ambient synth parts were quiet in the mix and less of a focus than on the records. Such beautiful, loud sludge metal! You could feel the noise vibrations your chest. My dad and my sister absolutely loved their set.

 

Melvins were absolutely incredible. King Buzzo is insane and awesome, and Dale Crover is one of my top 3 favorite drummers of all time. Steven McDonald is very energetic and interacted with the crowd the whole time. This band goes through bassists quickly, but I hope he gets to stay in the band for a long time, since he fits in perfectly, especially for live shows. The set list for this tour is perfect. They played a lot of their lesser-known songs. The track order was perfect, and the set list had a good flow to it. In fact, there weren't many breaks, and a lot of tracks would flow seamlessly into each other. They played plenty of great new songs and covers of course. I loved that they played almost all the material from their album Lysol. Hung Bunny/Roman Bird Dog was the best way to end a concert ever. The crowd was enthusiastic too. There was a decent mini mosh pit, especially when they played The Bit and Amazon. This show blew my mind since I'm so obsessed with this band. Everyone should experience the Melvins. My sister went with me and loved it, even though she knows nothing about them.

 

Hehe - I told you to be prepared!

 

Glad that you had a great time. When me and my buddy saw them in Seattle, the opening band was Melvins dressed in costumes and wigs and going by a different name - but there was no denying that it was King Buzzo...kinda hard to not recognize him!

 

But yeah, my ears were ringing for days and we weren't anywhere near the stacks of speakers - nor the stage.

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Last one for me was Vans Warped Tour. It was by far the best year of any I have attended. I was glad to see them focus a little more on metal. Ended the day with getting covered in Gwar blood and I wouldn't have it any other way!

 

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I was on the barrier for it.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ The Metro (Chicago) last night.

 

I was trying to go last minute but it was sold out. Weh.

 

 

 

They are coming around these parts again 9/24-25 at Lincoln Hall, and releasing another record- Sketches of Brunswick East, which sounds like it might be the best thing they've done since Quarters! and I'm In Your Mind Fuzz, but also one of the better new releases I've heard in a while (from what I've heard of it so far). Going to 9-25!

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Cruxshadows (at Dragon*con), Sunday night / Monday morning: 1:30-3am

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Finale song, "Marilyn My Bitterness". .the band invites as many as can make it up onto the stage with them.

 

signature move of theirs.

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Got to see the legends themselves Green Day At The Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater on Tuesday night. Quite possibly the best show I've ever seen, I think there was like two encores.

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Yes, I do realize this is a terrible picture, but it's the only one I got with my crappy phone camera and we were in the way back. Oh well, still an awesome concert. :^)

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I saw Dead Cross at Union Transfer. Secret Chiefs 3 was the opener. I'm not very familiar with them, but they had a microtonal guitar and mandolin! The songs they played had a lot of complicated time signatures and plenty of experimentation and middle-eastern music influences. They were an interesting choice for an opening band, but it was pretty awesome to see.

 

Dead Cross was great of course. Mike Patton is one of the best frontmen ever, and some of the most bizarre vocals he's done is on the new Dead Cross record. When they played Divine Filth he stage dove twice! They played most of, if not all of their songs, plus new material and a few covers. Dave Lombardo killed it on drums. The drum set was literally shaking. Cool band. Their album is one of my favorite albums of the year so far.

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Fantastic show last night from Australian Techno-industrial pioneers, Severed Heads.

 

not a huge crowd (they came up to Austin for a show before the bigger show today in Houston (that also features Front 242, Leathearstrip, and themselves), but meant that there was plenty of room for dancing and moving around.

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this is a rare look, into how they chose what song to do for encore.

 

yep, rock, paper, scissors! :)

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^^ Lucky you!

 

What do you think of Orc? I wasn't too sure at first, but it's growing on me quickly. My friends on the west coast are going to see Oh Sees tonight.

 

Our last show was Roger Waters in Buffalo on 9/9...amazing as always. Can anyone guess who the asshole is on the side of the inflatable pig? Let's just say that the classic song 'Pigs' from the album Animals pretty much describes who and what this guy is to a tee perfectly!

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Awesome split screen going down the middle of the arena!

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He did Dogs and Pigs from the album Animals - too awesome.

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Can you make out who is on the inflatable pig on the right????

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