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Old 03-22-2016   #31
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Re: Bands You've Seen

As far as I can remember I've only seen two bands live in concert: Tears For Fears and Pearl Jam, both at least twenty years ago. Needless to say, I'm not a big concert-goer.
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Re: Bands You've Seen

Some of my favorite shows...
Duke Spirit and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 2008
Rasputina 4x
The Damned 4x
Gogol Bordello 2x
Legendary ShackShakers 4x
Morrissey
Uncle Acid
She Wants Revenge
Murder City Devils
Queens of the Stone Age 2x
Gutter Twins
Devo
Cramps
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds
* I mustn't forget Man or Astro-Man, whom I've seen 3x, including in 2000 when they played their printer song.
I'm a little overwhelmed seeing this list, having experienced, in person, so much amazing music over the past twenty years. I'm feeling lucky, punk.

ChildofOldLeech, I too live in a fairly nondescript Midwestern town, basically a suburb of Cincinnati, so I've travelled to distant lands for many memorable shows.

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Re: Bands You've Seen

I used to work in a Rock concert venue, and been going to shows since the early '70s, so I've seen hundreds of acts from Public Enemy to The Police, Bob Marley to Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Simon and Garfunkel, The Specials, George Thorogood, Joe Jackson, The English Beat, The Clash, ELO, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, on and on and on.

I don't have a favorite. My tastes are pretty eclectic when I give them a chance.

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Re: Bands You've Seen

I usually see between 50 and 100 shows a year (counting festivals and opening acts). Copenhagen is probably one of the better places for concerts.

Favourites must be some by Current 93 in 2006 and 2008 at Die Volksbühne in Berlin. I've seen them around 10 times, but those were the true standouts.

Coil in Copenhagen in 2003.

Charlemagne Palestine at Festival of Endless Gratitude in Copenhagen in 2014.

Candlemass last year at Metal Magic Festival in Fredericia.

Ed Askew at the Jazzhouse in Copenhagen a few years ago.

Simon Finn w/Joolie Wood and Blood on a Feather at Fanĝ Free Folk Festival, I think it was in 2014.

16 Horsepower in Copenhagen in 2003 or 2004, last tour for them.

Multiple shows with Danish loner folk-luminaries Aron & the Blackbeacon Orchestra; multiple shows with Danish psychedelic rock band Spids Nĝgenhat.

Blood Axis in Copenhagen in 2011.

Several shows with Baby Dee in Copenhagen, especially the first 3 hour long set in 2005, her first show in Copenhagen.

Some of the times I've seen Iron Maiden and Judas Priest have been stellar (others less so).

Probably a lot more when I remember it. There must be several metal shows which I've forgotten to add, but seeing so many shows occasionally make some things a bit of a blur.


Highlights this year has so far been Drew McDowall, Hexvessel, Arnold Dreyblatt & the Orchestra of Excited Strings (the perfect meeting of avantgarde, krautrock and the vibe of James Last).

Next month I'll see William Basinski, Michael Gira, Of the Wand and the Moon, The Skull (ex-Trouble members), Roky Erickson, and BANG!.

And then starts the festival season.
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Favourites must be some by Current 93 in 2006 and 2008 at Die Volksbühne in Berlin.
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Re: Bands You've Seen

Gira is visiting Copenhagen again? Thanks, I would've missed that if you hadn't mentioned it.

His solo concerts are always great, very intense. I believe I've heard him four or five times. Definitely one of the best artists I've had the pleasure of hearing live.

But Bowie is the greatest artist I've ever heard or seen on a stage. And I've been graced to be among his audience twice - 1996 and 2003.
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Re: Bands You've Seen

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Favourites must be some by Current 93 in 2006 and 2008 at Die Volksbühne in Berlin.
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They played consecutive nights; the second night each time was absolutely stellar. Big band, but especially in 2006 they seemed like a perfect unit with an excellent setlist. Alas, the setlist of the first night (where Cashmore joined Tibet for the encore) is the only one I've got.

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Popcorn intro
Judas As Black Moth
Time Of The Last Persecution
Mockingbird
Alone
Black Flowers Please
Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina)
Black Ships Ate the Sky
Good Morning Great Moloch
Larkspur And Lazarus
Niemandswasser
A Sadness Song
Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumea
Anti-Christ And Barcodes
Calling For Vanished Faces II
The Bloodbells Chime
Bind Your Tortoise Mouth
Mary Waits In Silence
All This World Makes Great Blood
In The Heart Of The Woods
Walking Like Shadow
So This Empire Is Nothing

Saw them on the same tour in Belgium, second night was brilliant, but Berlin was the true highlight. In spite of my bad conscience of not exactly delivering a brilliant paper for my 5-day exam two days after the last show... Simply two electrifying concerts.

Sets in 2008 were vastly different with Birth Canal Blues being the centrepiece - but that's one of my favourites anyway.

Of the 12 times I've seen them, only two have been disappointing; both at the HMV Forum in 2010, but that more due to a backing sanger who didn't seem to know her role and wasn't really up to par.
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Re: Bands You've Seen

Quote Originally Posted by Piranesi View Post
Gira is visiting Copenhagen again? Thanks, I would've missed that if you hadn't mentioned it.

His solo concerts are always great, very intense. I believe I've heard him four or five times. Definitely one of the best artists I've had the pleasure of hearing live.

But Bowie is the greatest artist I've ever heard or seen on a stage. And I've been graced to be among his audience twice - 1996 and 2003.
Jazzhouse on the 8th of April, the day after Basinski.

I've enjoyed his solo shows a lot. Actually more than Swans, whose later material I find to be hard to get into; feels like it's been done before by others, but I know I'm in the minority here.

I saw Bowie in 2003 as well. Wonderful concerts, though I can't say I've ever had an intense relationship to his work, in spite of me liking a lot of his albums very much. I remember "Slip Away" from Heathen as particularly moving that night.
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Re: Bands You've Seen

Let's see here...

Black Sabbath
Heaven & Hell
Ozzy Osbourne
Dio (see a pattern here?)
Sleep
Om
Church of Misery
Ghost
Type O Negative
Feist
The Scorpions
Pearl Jam
Deep Purple
Red Fang
Thrones
Rammstein

There's probably a couple here or there I've forgotten.
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Re: Bands You've Seen

Hi all,

I've seen quite a lot but three stand out:

Kraftwerk-London 1980 (amazing visuals for the time, perfect sound and they really seemed to enjoy it, grooving around on stage and having fun).

Nurse With Wound- San Francisco 2009. We had only found out about it two days before and sprinted from a family meal to get there just in time. Once again, amazing simple visuals and a slow drift/loop.

Throbbing Gristle - London 2009 (a good year for gigs I notice!). I had seen them before in the very olden days and am wary about seeing bands you liked then 'revived', but I found the first night surprisingly poignant in its delivery and once again the whole group seemed on good form.

I see far less nowadays. Bands like Nick Cave (I saw the Birthday Party way back when- they seemed full of themselves but very dynamic), are just too expensive but there is a good weird music scene here and I see Zoviet France whenever I can. There are always some beautiful moments in them - they once gave the audience a speaker to pass around near the end of one gig, just gently pulsing with sound. It was handled like a chalice. That was a good moment. You just can't get that watching youtube clips...

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