Concerts/Live Music

@“pasquinelli”#p39904 that's rad! that sort of traditional folk music combined with some modern stuff reminds me of this tuvan album which i think you may enjoy!

@“穴”#p39906 very enjoyable. i woke up this morning feeling tired of life and that helped wake me up.

this is one of my favorite and most relaxing live peromances that I have ever seen, I just love that song and that specific performance so much.

And also, I know that they are playing in a tent because it's a music festival, but I think that all of the concerts that are happening right now should be in outdoor places like this performance, If only venues and event organizers could rent spots in parks to do concerts there…

Urgh! A Music War (1982)

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You're sure to find something you love and hate in here:
The Police – "Driven to Tears"
Wall of Voodoo – "Back in Flesh"
Toyah Willcox – "Danced"
John Cooper Clarke – "Health Fanatic"
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – "Enola Gay"
Chelsea – "I'm on Fire"
Oingo Boingo – "Ain't This the Life"
Echo & the Bunnymen – "The Puppet"
Jools Holland – "Foolish I Know"
XTC – "Respectable Street"
Klaus Nomi – "Total Eclipse"
Athletico Spizz 80 – "Clocks Are Big; Machines Are Heavy/Where's Captain Kirk?"
The Go-Go's – "We Got the Beat"
Dead Kennedys – "Bleed for Me"
Steel Pulse – "Ku Klux Klan"
Gary Numan – "Down in the Park"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – "Bad Reputation"
Magazine – "Model Worker"
Surf Punks – "My Beach"
The Members – "Offshore Banking Business"
Au Pairs – "Come Again"
The Cramps – "Tear It Up"
Invisible Sex – "Valium"
Pere Ubu – "Birdies"
Devo – "Uncontrollable Urge"
The Alley Cats – "Nothing Means Nothing Anymore"
John Otway – "Cheryl's Going Home"
Gang of Four – "He'd Send in the Army"
999 – "Homicide"
The Fleshtones – "Shadowline"
X – "Beyond and Back"
Skafish – "Sign of the Cross"
Splodgenessabounds – "Two Little Boys"
UB40 – "Madame Medusa"
The Police – "Roxanne"
The Police – "So Lonely"
Klaus Nomi – "Aria" ("Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Camille Saint-Saëns' opera Samson and Delilah) (End credits)

Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii (1974 theatrical version) - 4K Remastered



Since much of the world isn’t able to go out and see live music at the moment

Here, 563 days later, [size=5](that's 365 backwards o: )[/size] I have had the privilege to hear live music again.
I saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor (with earplugs)
It was wonderful.

I'd never seen them before and was surprised to hear the pieces performed very faithfully to the recordings. There was certainly some remixing and improvisation here and there but not as much as I'd anticipated.

Found it interesting how little ego there seems to be among the group, which I mean kind of literally: no one introduced themselves—I've listened to this band for years and don't know any of their names—or even spoke at all, and while playing they were clearly not meant to be the focus; there was a big screen behind them on which they had various images and film footage projected. All three of the guitarists were sitting down, at the margins of the group, in the dark. When the show was over each musician recorded a loop that they let play while they put their instruments down and walked offstage. Before they left they each waved to the audience, the only acknowledgement that they were even distinguishable as individuals among the group. I would never insist on this level of self-effacement, but it was neat, anyway, and kept the focus completely on the art.

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Just saw Melt Banana live for the first time and it was pretty rad! I wasn't totally aware they were still making music, much less touring, until I happened to see that they would be playing a show surprisingly close to me. Venue was pretty great, nice spacious repurposed warehouse with multiple stages for a bunch of different acts throughout the night. I didn't realize they were currently performing as a duo (drums, bass, and some guitar/effects are pre-recorded), but it didn't matter, energy levels were off the charts! Especially enjoyed the mid-set rapid fire series of sub-30 second songs:

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@“kory”#p89545 that looks so good!

I was extremely excited because they are playing in San Diego on November which is extremely cool because not every band stops in this region (they usually play Los Angeles but not San Diego) and was meaning to go buuut I just checked to see if there were still tickets and realized I'm playing a show also in San Diego that same day...

@“穴”#p89546 aww…if makes you feel any better, I would totally ditch mb to see your show without a moment’s hesitation!

@“kory”#p89545 I saw them a few years ago as a duo and it‘s one of my most memorable concerts that I’ve been to, and ended up chatting with the guitarist in broken Japanese. Cool guy.

My penchant for going to see live music, or any sort of indoor entertainment, has diminished significantly between covid and an extra reduced immune system nowadays so I'm super glad that some of the bands that I like are still doing online shows and stream some of their regular ones. Even more galling as I used to organise shows in my town circa 2009/2010 and was really into what was happening locally. Though I guess it does save me money on t-shirts?

Now that I‘ve realized I won’t be able to make it to the Melt Banana show I'm gonna share a very cool thing that happened to me a couple of months ago.

Earlier this year I was contacted by the lead singer of one of my favorite bands to ask me about venues in Tijuana (that's where I'm from)(i briefly met them at a show in 2019 so that's how they got in contact with me) and I helped them book a show in a really small cool venue over here. They were doing a small SoCal tour so my friend and I went to both the San Diego and the Tijuana shows because we are both fangirls lol. The San Diego show was very nice and took place in a cool small coffe shop. we got to meet and properly befriend them there. Then the next day we hung out with them and showed them around town (which was kind of surreal) and when the time for the show arrived nobody came. It was literally just me, my friend and the venue guy. Since they were three acts in total among the members of the band and a couple of guys from another band that was touring with them the show ended up being each act playing two songs, then they asked us to also play some songs (which also felt surreal(playing in front of one of my favorite artists)) and the venue guy also played two songs which was cool.
It ended up being a playing music for each other kinda hang out which was extremely nice. Afterwards they recorded a few clips for a music video and had dinner with them.

In a way i could say this was my first experience learning that my favorite artists are also regular human beings.

Oh and this is the band btw!

they are releasing a new album next week and they will also be touring the U.S. starting in a couple of weeks I think.

Oh and I started the video game sunsets thread because of a line in one of their songs as[ I mentioned here](

Went to see Aleph and his Orchestra tonight on their Canadian tour. Hadn‘t heard of them before but my wife saw an ad on Instagram and decided we should check it out. It’s a Lebanese band leader with a band including musicians from Cuba, Nigeria, Spain, and maybe some other places. Incorporated a lot of Mediterranean sounds into some classic Arabic hits that made the predominantly Lebanese crowd go absolutely wild while i just nodded my head along. Overall a good time. If anyone near Mississauga, ON is interested it seems they're playing there on Thursday.

Live music is fun.

I wen to this show a few weeks ago and had a better time than I expected.

I saw Swans in Minneapolis in 2016 on their Glowing Man tour—in my opinion a more fruitful musical period for the group—and had a great time. They played their long droney improvisations but there was usually a sense of going somewhere in the music. The past two albums have been a little off—they’re slowly clawing their way toward some different, newer sound, and it’s taken a while given the pandemic. The isolation/separation has meant a lot of songs more or less written by Gira and later given fuller arrangements, which works sometimes as it did during the previous album cycle, but more often means an overemphasis on (clumsy) lyrics and atonal vocals.

One thing that drew me to the group in the first place was the emphasis on percussion and rhythmic variation, which during 2010-2017 leaned on two percussionsists and a bassist. Phil Puleo and Christopher Pravdica are still doing drums and bass, but—because of the song structures or for some other reason—much of what they played was too on-the-beat for my taste. During one of these songs I think Puleo played 16th notes with one arm for like half an hour straight, which is certainly impressive, but not the most interesting musically.

Thankfully it wasn’t all like that. “The Hanging Man” sounded a lot better in concert than on the album, and the other elements of the music made for a worthwhile experience (particularly volume, of course, which this recording completely fails to communicate). I hope the next album can capture some of the improvisation I saw at this show and that other members of the group are allowed to come up with some riffs. I’m glad I saw them now, at the end of this tour, instead of last September, because the material has evolved so much that what they played was almost entirely new stuff (spun out from improvisations on the recent album’s songs).

Kristof Hahn’s opening set was decent, but it and the following concert felt a little bit like two individual artists playing next to each other, two artists who are better in collaboration with each other!

I don’t know what you call this but during long stretches of each track I pictured some kind of shape. At one point it was a cylinder lying on its side, all purple; next it grew a grate on its open faces which pulsed in time to the music, and became orange; finally it bent out of shape into a golden V shape. Something tells me this isn’t synesthesia… but I don’t know.


nice—i saw swans on their first reunion tour and was probably one of the coolest shows of my life. i wish i could remember it in detail like you wrote up here. i talked to michael gira after and told him i named my cat after him. during the show he also told the kids in the front row to stop head banging because that was some mtv shit, so i also told him he used to be on mtv himself and we laughed about it. good memory for me.


During the set he introduced himself as Madonna (2:06:35) which is a great name for your cat!

The last song at this show was headbanging time for everyone in the room. The guy has mellowed out it seems :pensive:


Went to the Guitar Wolf show in Memphis last night, and it was incredible. It was my first time seeing them, and they absolutely didn’t disappoint.

For those that don’t know, Guitar Wolf has a few ties to the area other than general their general aesthetic. For one, they’re in the 90s film The Sore Losers, which was shot in the area by local filmmaker / comic artist Mike McCarthy (I’ve been to his house a few times and helped on some of his films, great guy). For two, the first Guitar Wolf album was put out by Goner Records, a local record store / record label. Goner Records is still around and hosted the event.

The venue was a honky tonk right by Graceland, which was already perfect. Seiji came out before the set and said kind words about Mike (who was there) and Goner Records, claiming that Mike and himself graduated together from the elementary, middle, and high schools of rock ‘n’ roll.

The set itself kicked off by Seiji downing an entire PBR bottle in one gulp. Such a high energy show. The ceiling was only like 2-3 ft higher than my raised arms, so they were crowd surfing while climbing the rafters. Incredible. It looks like you can check out the (entire?) set on their Instagram.

Overall, highly recommend seeing them if they play around you! They’re still looking for funds to finance Wild Zero II, and I hope they can make it. I bought a signed record and a shirt to support.

(The openers were pretty great too! I’ll have to check out Hans Condor on iTunes.)