2012 concert thread

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    Tom Petty - Halifax Metro Centre May 31

    Setlist:
    Listen to Her Heart
    You Wreck Me
    I Won't Back Down
    Here Comes My Girl
    Handle With Care
    The Best of Everything
    Oh Well
    Something Big
    Free Fallin'
    Damage You've Done
    It's Good to Be King
    Crawling Back to You
    Learning to Fly
    Yer So Bad
    I Shoulda Known It
    Good Enough
    Refugee
    Runnin' Down a Dream

    Mary Jane's Last Dance
    American Girl

    Awesome, awesome show.  As the setlist shows it was anything but predictable.  The Wilburys' Handle With Care was an unexpected treat.

    Another pleasant surprise for me was the inclusion of some real heavy guitar stuff.  Mike Campbell let it rip on the old Fleetwood Mac song 'Oh Well'.  'It's Good to Be King' was turned into a 10-minute guitar odyssey with Campbell and Petty trading long solos.  A real highlight was the heavy blues number 'Good Enough' from the Mojo album which I hadn't heard before.  Very Zeppelin-esque.

    The live version of 'Mary Jane's Last Dance' really rocked as well.

    There were a few comments in another thread about Mike Campbell being underrated and he certainly confirmed that last night.  Dude can play!

    The audience was absolutely stoked and did a nice job with the singalongs like 'I Won't Back Down' and 'Free Fallin''.  Petty and his band were shown the love.   

     
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    Just wanted to re-post a couple of items from the now-poofed thread that resulted from the BDC-thread wipe-out fiasco.  :D   

    I saw the Low Anthem, a band based in Providence, RI, last Sunday; they're an indie / folk-rock band, played all original material, and were basically, excellent.  Even though many of the songs they played were better suited to a more intimate venue (they played on an outdoor stage in for Boston Arts Weekend), their entire set was very well-crafted and riveting.  One of the aspects of their music that makes them a stand-out is the use of many, various musical instruments as they go from song to song (bass, trumpet, dulcimer, to name a few); they're switching instruments at every turn.  When they took out the trumpet, I was a goner.  So great.  They've toured, put out a few albums, and have played a number of festivals, and I would not be surprised to see them in a lineup at any time in the future; perhaps, if some of you recognize their name from seeing them at a festival already.  

    Also want to re-post (and thanks MrMojo for the link yesterday) the link to the live Wilco concert from the Newport Folk Festival last Friday, 7/27.    The NPR affiliate for folk and roots radio, WUMB in Boston, livestreamed all of the NFF all weekend, so I listened to the Wilco concert after the fact, and thought it was as good as it gets.   If you're a Wilco fan, you will love it.  If you're a casual fan or just curious, it's a good way to get a real glimpse of what they're like at no cost.  Now there's a set list at the bottom of the page, too, so you can check that out while you listen.  NOTE: it's all audio, not a video.  Here's the link if you're so inclined:

     
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    [QUOTE]  Also want to re-post (and thanks MrMojo for the link yesterday) the link to the live Wilco concert from the Newport Folk Festival last Friday, 7/27.    The NPR affiliate for folk and roots radio, WUMB in Boston, livestreamed all of the NFF all weekend, so I listened to the Wilco concert after the fact, and thought it was as good as it gets.   If you're a Wilco fan, you will love it.  If you're a casual fan or just curious, it's a good way to get a real glimpse of what they're like at no cost.  Now there's a set list at the bottom of the page, too, so you can check that out while you listen.  NOTE: it's all audio, not a video.  Here's the link if you're so inclined: http://www.npr.org/event/music/156932363/wilco-live-in-concert-newport-folk-2012
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]

    Good call.

    I had yesterday off and used it to download my favorite sets from the weekend...which admittedly were most of them.

    I was sorry I missed Wilco (and BT) on Fri, and the download confirms that I missed a classic set.  Fortunately, a new friend got me into one of the Deer Tick after-shows at the Newport Blues Cafe, so I was consoled somewhat.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2012 concert thread : Good call. I had yesterday off and used it to download my favorite sets from the weekend...which admittedly were most of them. I was sorry I missed Wilco (and BT) on Fri, and the download confirms that I missed a classic set.  Fortunately, a new friend got me into one of the Deer Tick after-shows at the Newport Blues Cafe, so I was consoled somewhat.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Matty,sorry I missed the review of the Festival before it got deleted.I was wondering if you got a chance to see Rodriguez Sunday night?And what you thought of him if you did.I bought tickets to see him in September at the Iron Horse in Northampton(Ma.).It's a fairly small venue and I'm hoping it's going to be a good show. 
      Yoga,I got to listen to a few of the Wilco songs at the NPR website.They sounded really good,I'll have to finish listening to the rest of the set between tonight and tomorrow. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2012 concert thread : Matty,sorry I missed the review of the Festival before it got deleted.I was wondering if you got a chance to see Rodriguez Sunday night?And what you thought of him if you did.I bought tickets to see him in September at the Iron Horse in Northampton(Ma.).It's a fairly small venue and I'm hoping it's going to be a good show.    Yoga,I got to listen to a few of the Wilco songs at the NPR website.They sounded really good,I'll have to finish listening to the rest of the set between tonight and tomorrow. 
    Posted by mrmojo1120[/QUOTE]

    If anyone had predicted a few years ago that I would like Wilco as much as I do today, I would not have taken the comment seriously; but here I am, a bit of a Wilco fan, and very happy to not only say so, but to know how the music progressively grew on me.  We've had discussions about this very phenom, you know, how music can grow on you and when it does, it's more enduring than in instances when you connect from the get-go.   

    I was able to listen to Wilco's entire set because it was a Sunday, and also b/c it was just audio (and I didn't stay rivited to the screen).   Still, 116 minutes is a  long set, and next time I listen, I'll divide it up.  I do intend to listen to it again; that's a given.  :)

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2012 concert thread : Matty,sorry I missed the review of the Festival before it got deleted.I was wondering if you got a chance to see Rodriguez Sunday night?And what you thought of him if you did.I bought tickets to see him in September at the Iron Horse in Northampton(Ma.).It's a fairly small venue and I'm hoping it's going to be a good show.    Yoga,I got to listen to a few of the Wilco songs at the NPR website.They sounded really good,I'll have to finish listening to the rest of the set between tonight and tomorrow. 
    Posted by mrmojo1120[/QUOTE]

    I haven't yet posted a proper review of the festival yet (still catching up on work), just a few blurbs...

    And sorry, but I missed Rodriguez, stuck as I was between sets by New Multitudes (blistering) and Charles Bradley (hallelujah).  Plus, the Museum stage  was a little tough to get into.

    Enjoy the show!  Love the Iron Horse!!
     
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    [QUOTE]James Montgomery tonight in Worcester.  Another longtime legend that I somehow have not seen in all his decades of performing.  
    Posted by SlimPickensIII[/QUOTE]

    James Mongomery will be at Scullers Jazz Club September 11, 2012

    http://www.scullersjazz.com/attractions.html?monthnumb=9
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2012 concert thread : then what's a bad week?.....I'm cringing/yawning just thinking of all the pointless noodling that'll be going on over those three days.....the braindead frat boys and sorority girls with no musical taste trying to pretend DM's music is "amazing!"....and then the aging hippies and young hippie poseurs swaying and swirling around pretending they're at the Filmore in 1967 at the Phish snoozefest.  Have fun!  Bring along plenty of weed....it'll be the only way to get through it. _________________________________ Curt Schilling Deadbeat Fraud Clown
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    Translation: "Take your jungle music and get off my lawn, you crazy kids!"

     
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    I just recently purchased a ticket to see Bob Mould at the Paradise Sept 10. Really looking forward to one of my music heros...
     
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    Bruce Springsteen, August 26, Magnetic Hill, New Brunswick.

    This was my third time seeing him, and this time, to be honest, I was there as much for the party as I was for the music. 

    The show ran about 3 hours.  It delivered the goods with a nice balance of the familiar and the new.  16-piece band, including a 5-man horn section.
    I wasn't really into the show until they played 'Spirit In The Night', which was absolutely wonderful and lifted me emotionally, reminding me of how great, how iconic and magical some of his stuff is.

    Other highlights among the old classics were 'Thunder Road' and 'Promised Land'.  Those are two of his tried-and-true songs that remain fresh for me.  'Born To Run', not quite so much.

    Bruce remains the consummate frontman.  His rapport and interaction with the audience is perfect.  And when he aimed the mike toward the audience for us to sing parts of the songs, I was bellowing it out as best I could along with the other tens of thousands joining me. 



      
     
     
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    Blue Oyster Cult, Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nov. 9

    Setlist:

    The Red and the Black

    The Golden Age of Leather

    Burnin' for You

    Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll

    Shooting Shark

    ME 262

    Then Came the Last Days of May

    Godzilla

    Unknown Instrumental by Buck

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    Summa Cum Laude

    See You in Black

    Hot Rails to Hell

     
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    The current BOC lineup:

    The original members

    Buck Dharma

    Eric Bloom

    The hired guns

    Richie Castellano - lead guitar and keyboards

    Kasim Sulton - bass

    Jules Radino - drums

    All three of the hired guns are fantastic musicians in their own right.  Needless to say, really.  You're not getting up on stage with BOC unless you are a serious player.

    The bass player Kasim Sulton has a very interesting musical history.  He was in Todd Rundgren's Utopia and was the lead singer on 'Set Me Free', the band's only Top 40 song in the U.S.  He was the bass player on Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.  He was a member of Joan Jett's Blackhearts.  And on and on.

     
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    When I look at BOC's tour schedule on their website, it looks perilously close to Spinal Tap at the end of the line. Casinos, county fairs, and a 'Rock Legends Cruise' with 'Foreigner, CCR, Pat Travers and more'. They played in NYC on Nov. 5-their 40th anniversary concert, rescheduled from Oct. 28 by Sandy. Then Halifax last night, and then nothing else until Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Cactus Pete's in Jackpot, Nevada.

    In a strange way I was nervous about this show.  I have been a hardcore fan of the band so long, it's almost like I have a personal relationship with them.  I was a little worried that it would be a really small crowd, or that their playing would have deteriorated a bit, or that they wouldn't go over well.  None of the worries were well-founded.  They played great and the crowd loved them, chanting 'B O C' to get them back for an encore.  They come across as a group of really cool and friendly guys who love to play and love their fans.

     
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