Post by Horned Gramma on Jul 7, 2011 11:01:12 GMT -8
Display your 'cred'! What current behemoths did you see back in the day? Tell us about your experiences seeing established bands and artists at a time when they had to play that one song off that one EP you love so much because it was one of only twelve songs they had.
Mine are well documented here I think, but just to get the ball rolling I'll go first.
I did see an older touring version of Of Montreal that didn't involve face paint, costumes and shitty shitty shitty music. Aldhils Arboretum tour.
The Decemberists I saw play in a couple different tiny little venues here and there; the first time I saw them was just before Her Majesty came out. There were less than fifty people there; Colin himself was manning the merch table. They just added a second show at Edgefield here in Portland... My little guys are all groweds up and it still feels funny.
I saw Modest Mouse on the Moon and Antarctica tour. That was quite a night.
I saw The Shins on Halloween night in 2003, a couple weeks before Chutes Too Narrow came out. What I remember of that show was that I don't think I've ever seen a group of musicians having so much fun together.
There are more but those are the ones I think people would give any shits about. Someone else's turn.
Post by StormyPinkness on Jul 7, 2011 11:39:28 GMT -8
Actually, I guess I can say I liked Guster before they were cool. I saw them open for Barenaked Ladies when Lost and Gone Forever was brand new and they blew me away. For several years I had only met like two people who knew who they were and then they got kinda big.
OK Go is another one but no one gives a shit about them anymore.
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Jul 7, 2011 13:50:29 GMT -8
Ummmmm my cousin in Montreal told me about Arcade Fire before Funeral came out. She sent me a couple of songs from their self titled EP over ICQ. I finally got to see them not long after they released Funeral when they opened for Wolf Parade.
Tegan and Sara grew up in Calgary with some of my friends. I saw them when they used to play house parties and community halls.
I saw Rise Against open up for NOFX in a 200 person venue.