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  • #2480

    Danny Duberstein
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    Interesting tidbit about a Battle of the Bands where Iron Maiden and an early Billy Bragg band got beat

    https://medium.com/@NewsUKArchives/the-day-the-times-beat-iron-maiden-989082f7dfa3

    #2908

    Fred West Lynn
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    Just curious to see how out of touch I may be. Friends and I were going to go on the Boston Harbor Cruise that featured Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Tickets online were $25, but with a $26.75 Service Fee to deliver them electronically. That seemed outrageous, so we decided to get them at the boat’s B.O. at 6pm day of the show. But when we were at the B.O. — at 6:01 — we were informed the show/cruise was all sold out. Is there that big a fan base for PPPP? I never heard of them until 3 weeks ago.

    #8052

    Kevin
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    Pumped and jacked for the Frank Turner show tonight.

    #9207

    Gimp
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    Pumped and jacked for the Frank Turner show tonight.

    Had to change plans, and didn’t make either show.  How was it?

    I didn’t love his new one.  It’s good, but not great.

    #15371

    Danny Duberstein
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    It’s a very Devo/Gut Feeling afternoon

    #18777

    Danny Duberstein
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    Never been a John Mayer fan, but I have listened to a lot of the Dead and Co shows and he’s done a really good job. In some ways a better fit than Trey.

    #20529

    Lebron
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    I’m not a fan of Trey’s voice at all.  I think guitar wise the guy is phenomenal and I like Phish’s jams in general, but the voice to me is just shit.

    John Mayer is one of those guys that based on his pop music and overall douchiness you would never know can absolutely melt your face off on the guitar.  About 10 years ago I think I got roped in – meaning I was working some broad – to seeing Mayer but thank Christ it was the John Mayer Trio so they played some great blues that was interspersed with his gay pop crap.  Guy was absurd when he was just playing the ax and I never would have known.  Later I caught something on Palladia or whatever it was before it was Palladia with Mayer and John Lee Hooker.  Out of hand.  He tore it up.  Reminded me a lot of SRV with the voice too.  The gay pop crap is really hard to overlook, and the douchebag air about him, but I guess he used those lame songs to bed all those broads.  Can’t fault him for that I guess.

    Another one of those guys you would never know based on pop stuff that rips it up is Prince.

     

    #20565

    Danny Duberstein
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    We are on the same page on the Trey singing thing. The whole Let Trey Sing thing was ridiculous. Meanwhile, the only guy that can halfway sing in the July lineup, Hornsby, barely did so

    best of Fare Thee Well is great. A real upgrade from the soundboards I had. You can hear the other (non guitar) instruments. Hornsby and Jeff Chimente are just putting on a masterclass.  The China Cat/INYR and Scarlet/Fire are grade A

    If you like Rush R40 is amazing. Classics akimbo and deep deep cuts.  Amazing recording, they take their sound and mixing as seriously as any band.

    #20575

    Lebron
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    Hornsby did some good vocals on Jack Straw when he covered the Fall ’90 tour after Brent OD’d.  They would have been better off talking him into staying rather than bringing on that coked up fag Welnick.  But that likely had a lot to do with it, they weren’t going to let him sing much.  They tried to jazz up a version of Long Valley Road for him but it blew.

    I’ll have to listen to those Mayer shows out of curiosity.  I wouldn’t think his voice would necessarily be a good match but who knows.  Trey was the slam dunk choice as far as the crowds for those shows were concerned.  Would they have sold out Soldier/Levi with Mayer?  I’d bet not.  They can play the indoor arena shows with him basically fronting Ratdog.

    #20577

    Lebron
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    John Bell is another guy whose voice I just can’t get into.

    #20587

    Danny Duberstein
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    Him leaving was more his schedule and his frustration with the bands commitment to the music. He felt like they would have bad sets or nights and everyone else would be like “oh well”.

     

    #20600

    Lebron
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    I recall that came out more afterward now that you mention it, but at the same time they passed their peak a decade plus before he joined so what the hell did he expect, they were known at that point to have off nights and Jerry’s voice was to the point they’d do more Weir songs on some nights and he’d play the ever loving shit out of his guitar.   And if you want go play Jacob’s Pillow for the wine and cheese crowd when GD wasn’t touring.

    #30594

    andrew
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    Boston Calling released the lineup for the May shows. It can be best described as “underwhelming”. The headliners are Sia, Robyn, and Disclosure. Other acts include Sufjan Stevens (I like him, but IIRC not a board favorite), Courtney Barrett (not bad but a little overrated, and very reminiscent of the slew of early 90s female solo acts), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Janelle Monae. Haim and Vince Staples are a couple of other acts some may be familiar with.

    Link

    #32352

    Jason
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Pearl jam at Fenway! Anyone going? Concerts suck at Fenway but since PJ is my favorite band I have to go.  Hopefully concert #10 and 11 for me.</p>

    #34147

    Danny Duberstein
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    Buddy and I got lawn seats at Tanglewood for that Warren Haynes/Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.  $30.

    Going to try for Dead & Co shows if they come anywhere close.

    #34247

    Turd Furguson
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Pearl jam at Fenway! Anyone going? Concerts suck at Fenway but since PJ is my favorite band I have to go. Hopefully concert #10 and 11 for me.</p>

     

    Im hoping to go.   Really enjoyed Foo Fighters at Fenway.   My oldest daughter and I love PJ (her first concert at only 13 years old was PJ in Worcester)

    #34289

    Danny Duberstein
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    New Tedeschi Trucks Album is tits.

    #34449

    NumberFour
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    New Tedeschi Trucks Album is tits.

    Pretty mellow. Was just the thing tonight cooking dinner.

    #34451

    Danny Duberstein
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    I don’t know if it’s specific to the Deluxe Edition, but the Bowie cover is glorious.

    #34821

    Patrick Pass
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    Who’s going Thursday? Haven’t seen any Jungleland in the setlists yet. Thunder Road seems pretty nightly. Will be cool to see Brilliant Disguise seems to be playing regularly. Haven’t seen much if anything live off Tunnel of Love. Meeting Across The River would be cool that’s one I have never caught. Some of the lesser played live stuff off The River will be great like Drive All Night, Wreck On The Highway and Stolen Car.

    BTW if anyone has the new Ties That Bind album there is an absolutely terrific old outtake contained called Stray Bullet.

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    #34825

    InThisTown
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    Looks like all that stuff between Wreck and end of the first set has been great. I’m fine with any of Candy’s Room, Human Touch, Brilliant Disguise, or any of the uptempo Rising stuff.

    I saw Meeting once, it was awesome. Best Bruce show I’ve been to I think.
    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bruce-springsteen/1999/fleet-center-boston-ma-bd63daa.html

    #34830

    Patrick Pass
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    That looks like a good show. I assume he played Ghost of Tom Joad the old way? I think the heavier version came when Morello got involved (btw Morello isn’t on this tour is he?)

    Patti is back. Funny I don’t think he’s been playing Tenth Avenue at all though I could have missed it. Thought it was a pretty nightly thing, though with the limited non-River stuff I’d prefer to see something less played anyways.

    #34838

    Patrick Pass
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    BTW for those of you interested here is the Stray Bullet song I mentioned. I realize Bruce is something of a board joke here, but I’m stil a fan. :lol: Then again, I still like the Red Sox too.

    Inconceivable to me this was left off The River and something like I’m A Rocker or Crush On You was left on:

    #34842

    chicowalker
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    Are you guys all Pete Abraham sock puppets?

    #34845

    InThisTown
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    :lol: I just hate Springsteen fans.  Especially ones that are baseball writers.

    #34848

    Patrick Pass
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    I’m not even sure Springsteen likes baseball. If he did he certainly wouldn’t have used “speedball”

    #34855

    Kevin
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    Holy shit, this NJ set list is amazing.

    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bruce-springsteen/2016/prudential-center-newark-nj-3bf3dc20.html

    Get ready for a lot of sad onions from me when he boots Rosalita off the list for Thursday.

    #34856

    Kevin
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    Never really listened much to the second disc of The River until this week.

    Drive All Night is an underrated epic!

    #34857

    Patrick Pass
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    Drive All Night is great I actually had that as my ring tone a few years ago.

    #34863

    Major Intangibles
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    So now I have to look for all the ‘monologueing Springsteen’ posts for Thursday? I’m like a pin monkey over here.  :ozzy:

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #34867

    Kevin
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    I like knowing the set list ahead of time so I can pre-plan a bathroom/beer break.

    Right now I’m leaning towards bolting near the end of The River, and skipping Point Blank in hopes of getting back before Cadillac Ranch.

    #34871

    Patrick Pass
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    See I’m the opposite I’d rather see Point Blank than Cadillac Ranch so will probably pass in the concourse. Or you could just buy me a few. :lol:

    Other good beer buying opportunities will be Crush on You/You Can Look back to back.

    #34919

    I hope one of you are stuck next to one of the media idiots.

    #35473

    Jason
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    Minihane and Callahan sitting in my section tonight they left at the start of  Rosalita. Big fans!

    #35505

    Danny Duberstein
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    Kirk was chipping, had to get his fix.

    #35513

    NumberFour
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    Great, detailed interview with Tedeschi & Trucks on Radio.com.

    I love the clip towards the bottom of them on stage with BB. He’s so clearly in awe of the both of them, which must be pretty cool.

    #35524

    Kevin
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    I had just about given up hope on Rosalita. I felt like Muntz at the Andy Williams show.

    #35527

    RedSeat
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    I had just about given up hope on Rosalita. I felt like Muntz at the Andy Williams show.

    #37103

    Anybody manage to get Pearl Jam tickets today?   :wall:

    #37104

    Patrick Pass
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    Forgot and tried around 2PM. Gone. Someone had also sent me the pre-sale link and password last week and I forgot then also. Oh well.

    #37114

    Jason
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    I’ve got tickets for both nights. Friday night got tix through 10 club and Sunday tix online today. What a shit show trying to buy tickets through the Red Sox ticketing system. They announced both shows sold out 22 minutes after going on sale.

    #37945

    Chief
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    Stapleton and Isbell touring together?  Sign me up.

    Frank Turner opening?  Kevin, little help?

    #37949

    Kevin
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    Stapleton and Isbell touring together? Sign me up.

    Frank Turner opening? Kevin, little help?

    The three of those guys together? Wow.

    Help with Turner albums?

    Last one is great, as is England Keep My Bones and Love Ire and Song.

    #37956

    Chief
    Participant

    Thanks

    #38276

    Danny Duberstein
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    Our library had a book sale the other day, and they were selling CDs for a buck.  Loaded up on a wide variety, but one of the things I got that I had never heard was the Spaghetti Incident.  What a clusterfuck.

    #39317

    Kevin
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    Not sure why Isbell doesn’t close the show with Decoration Day or Never Gonna Change. Both are amazing live.

    #39342

    Lebron
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    Our library had a book sale the other day, and they were selling CDs for a buck. Loaded up on a wide variety, but one of the things I got that I had never heard was the Spaghetti Incident. What a clusterfuck.

    Sounds like they are talking about a tour after Coachella, which sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

    #40884

    Kevin
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    Chico, where or what is the Columbus Theatre? Is it really an old pornhouse? :lol:

    DBT’s tonight.

    #40897

    chicowalker
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    It’s on Broadway (parallel w/Atwells ave, you’d take the Atwells Ave exit off 95 if you were coming from 95 south)  It was a porn theatre for a good long while, but reinvented the last 15 years or so.  It’s a great place- it’s a classic old theatre from the 1920’s that had to do what it had to to survive.  :lol:    There’s the main stage and a smaller upstairs room.  Before they transitioned over to being legit, they tested the waters by having small shows upstairs while downstairs was still doing porn.  I lived for years in that neighborhood and went to a lot of those shows- always fun to see the hipsters and the Gameres walk by each other in the lobby.

    When we were kids we used to call their number to hear what was coming up- the voice on the message was a smooth brahmin-esque baritone that would say things like “Thank you for calling the Columbus Theatre for the finest in quality adult featurrrres…tonight we are showing On Golden Blonde at 7 and Prizzi’s In Her at 9…the Columbus Theatre is located…” :lol:

    decent pizza place right across the street too, plus Julians a block down if you’re getting dinner

    #40899

    Kevin
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    I swear when I bought the tix it was originally supposed to be at The Met in Pawtucket. Sometime between now and then it moved there.

    It’s a general admission show, but the place has seats? Not sure how that works.

    My wife went to PC, and always drags me to Caserta’s before Friars hockey games, so I was Mage thinking of going there first since I know where it is.

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