Where are you getting the info that they're coming? I don't see anything on their website or Wonder Ballroom's site either.
I think Gunther receives some kind of dispatch that keeps him informed of upcoming shows. There's a Jonathan Coulton show happening at the Aladdin in February (awesome) that showed up on Know's blog before it was even on JoCo's. I'll be honest at first I thought he was just making shit up.
Post by know ID yuh on Dec 15, 2010 18:37:00 GMT -8
My friends and I always had a competition to see who could be the first to start an email chain about a freshly announced show we might want to see. I got to the point where I was kicking all of their tails, so I decided to start putting what I know on a blog. I see stuff, I hear stuff (I smell stuff, I taste stuff), so I have a lot of different sources. The reason I named my blog the Cognizance, is because it really is about awareness. It's my way of giving back to the community.
I get a fair amount of positive feedback, which makes it all worth it. People voice their approval many different ways, including compliments, thank yous, or comments such as, "I think he's full of shit, but this time, he turned out to be right." They all touch my heart, and voice the same overall message, "Keep it up buddy, you're super rad."
I'll be honest, I STILL think Know makes a bunch of shit up for his blog
You are correct, I do make shit up. Did you ever read the Hold Steady review I wrote earlier this summer? That was 100% made up (except the setlist).
However, the upcoming shows part of the blog has to be accurate to remain credible, so I don't make shit up there. Otherwise, I'd be saying things like, "Snowglobe opening for the Residents at the Wonder Ballroom, April 16th, 2011." Then I would spend the better part of the next hour laughing out loud while you spend the better part of the next two days searching for a second source.
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.