Wonk left downtown Seattle and visited a neighborhood to see Mutoid Man, Helms Alee and He Whose Ox Is Gored. All I have to say about that show is HOLY SHIT MUTOID MAN. They ripped Neumos a new one. Fantastic show!
You make it sound like Capitol Hill is so far removed from "downtown Seattle." My hotel is right in the middle of downtown, and that part of Capitol Hill is less than a mile away. It's a longer walk to Safeco, and it's a longer walk to the Space Needle. You had to even clarify I wasn't downtown. It wasn't like I went away from this place I despise so much, I walked a couple blocks up the street.
But yes, killer show. One of my favorites of the year.
Good, because their opener Saturday in Orange County was one of the worst live acts I've heard.
Who was it? (PS I'M SO STOKED FOR MUTOID MAN/HELMS ALEE/HE WHOSE OX IS GORED !)
I don't like to call out specific names for being lame, other than nick. So I'll just say I thought her voice was below average, and when she started recording and looping it, then doing yodeling voice tricks on top of it, I felt like I was getting attacked by a crappy voice from all angles. The crowd seemed to like it though, so they must have been extremely high.
PS: So stoked for that show tomorrow night. I might break my rule about never buying band T-shirts at shows. Mutoid Man is so much my bag.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds last night was easily top ten shows for me all-time. It was the softest and heaviest I've seen him. Back and forth. The friend I bought tickets with bailed last minute, so he gifted the ticket to a guy who had never heard of Nick Cave. Replacement dude did a little homework before the show, but mostly went in blind. And he was more blown away than I was. I at least knew what to expect.
Everyone says, "oh, my favorite band, that show rocked so fucking hard, oh my god." Most of those shows probably sucked. You are just drunk/high and happy to be listening to your favorite shit live. Nothing wrong with that.
But it got me thinking, what acts can you bring someone in blind, and them actually get blown away? I've spent at least 73 minutes since last night thinking about this. Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire back in the day, a little bit of Mac Demarco, maybe the Foo Fighters. Les Claypool acts, Maynard acts, Nine Inch Nails. But for musicianship, lighting/images, and actual human performance, I can't think of anything that beats Nick Cave.
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK Prince - Lovesexy DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper Bon Jovi - New Jersey Metallica - ...And Justice For All Traveling Wilburys - Volume 1 Pixies - Surfer Rosa Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Guns N' Roses - Lies Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation R.E.M. - Green U2 - Rattle and Hum Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Should we make our own thread for favorite albums of 1988, or continue using this one?
Are you talking about how on the site if you did a backslash and an artists name it would redirect you do a different artist, or a loophole similar? I rdon't ally don't know what I'm talking about, but I assumed that Sasquatch had some privatized pictures perhaps in a google file and when the work to make them public prior to the event in order to make finishing digital touches Information intercepts or discovers them. Either way I can barely turn my computer on without messing it up so you can disregard my idea.
Does everyone on Reddit type so much while saying so little? Or is it just you?
I'm curious if established/successful bands that have zero shows on the horizon have ever shown up on the lineup. There must be times this has happened but that is too much to go back and look. Or is there usually some activity with them already going down (not counting local bands). Probably hard to tell but I was hoping Grizzly Bear would be a potential and started wondering where they would be billed. But they have nothing in terms of live shows announced at all at this point. So that is just a bunch of time you wasted reading this nonsense post.
It used to happen a lot before the oversaturation of music festivals. There was no indication that Beck was doing any touring when he showed up on the 2012 lineup.