just bought my Black Lips/Deerhunter tickets for New Year's Eve Eve! 10 bucks. This continues my streak of end of the year shows in Atlanta --- the previous two years belonged to New Year's Eve performances by Band of Horses.
Not officially confirmed yet, but Mama Ralph over at Residents.com has indicated to me that The Residents' spring tour will include their first stop in Portland since the 2001 Icky Flix tour.
THAT'S RIGHT ASSMASTERS THE MOTHERFUCKING RESIDENTS ARE COMING TO PORTLAND
I'll be there. I've been listening to them a lot lately.
Don't arrive with any expectations. Inasmuch as the Residents have 'hits', they do not play them.
The current tour is called 'Talking Light'; it is a very somber piece for the Residents. Instrumentation consists of live sample mixing (using Ableton Live, I believe) and a guitar. The Residents constructed the setlist using material from across their entire career, and it finds them looking back on themselves and contemplating their own deaths.
I saw Talking Light in Los Angeles in January of this year, it's a beautiful show. Very subtle, and definitely geared towards the real Rezheads. I'm shitting myself with excitement over the opportunity to see it for a second time on the 30th of this month and then again when they roll into town.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 17, 2010 18:34:35 GMT -8
Look people. The Residents are getting old. Even if you don't 'get' their music yet, this could legitimately be the last time you will ever have the chance to see them perform. If you miss it, you will regret it.
Post by know ID yuh on Dec 18, 2010 9:55:34 GMT -8
That is really strange. Outside of bar shows, I've only been to a small handful of 21+ shows, and never at the Wonder Ballroom. If the booking folks feel a sell out is imminent, it makes sense making it 21+. They make a shit ton more money selling pints of PBR to everyone in attendance for $5.