September 4, 2015 at 10:01 am #2480
Interesting tidbit about a Battle of the Bands where Iron Maiden and an early Billy Bragg band got beatSeptember 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm #2908
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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.September 25, 2015 at 12:27 pm #8052
Pumped and jacked for the Frank Turner show tonight.October 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm #9207
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.October 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm #15371
It’s a very Devo/Gut Feeling afternoonNovember 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm #18777
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.November 25, 2015 at 10:42 am #20529
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.November 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm #20565
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.November 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm #20575
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.November 25, 2015 at 12:52 pm #20577
John Bell is another guy whose voice I just can’t get into.November 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm #20587
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”.November 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm #20600
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.January 14, 2016 at 8:24 pm #30594
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.January 21, 2016 at 11:36 pm #32352
<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>January 28, 2016 at 10:54 am #34147
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.January 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm #34247
<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)January 29, 2016 at 9:38 am #34289
New Tedeschi Trucks Album is tits.January 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm #34449
New Tedeschi Trucks Album is tits.
Pretty mellow. Was just the thing tonight cooking dinner.January 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm #34451
I don’t know if it’s specific to the Deluxe Edition, but the Bowie cover is glorious.February 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm #34821
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.
February 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm #34825
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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.htmlFebruary 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm #34830
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.February 2, 2016 at 1:32 pm #34838
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. 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:February 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm #34842
Are you guys all Pete Abraham sock puppets?February 2, 2016 at 1:58 pm #34845
I just hate Springsteen fans. Especially ones that are baseball writers.
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