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Jahfin

What's the Last Concert You Attended?

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Yes, we do. Believe it or not, those three shows just barely scratch the surface. The National were also playing in town last night as well as Bonnie "Prince" Billy who was in Carrboro. I feel fortunate that there's usually no shortage of music to hear. I just hate it when there's so much going on at one time that it makes it impossible to catch it all. Thankfully that only seems to happen once in a great while.

I couldn't imagine living in an area that didn't have a strong music scene as far as opportunities to see stuff. Does the area have a good local scene with bands from there?

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I couldn't imagine living in an area that didn't have a strong music scene as far as opportunities to see stuff. Does the area have a good local scene with bands from there?

Humph. :angry: Also poop. :angry: Sometimes you gotta live in these places if you need a job. And it makes me totally INSANE. :wacko:

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I couldn't imagine living in an area that didn't have a strong music scene as far as opportunities to see stuff. Does the area have a good local scene with bands from there?

I think so. The music scene here actually goes back quite a ways which you can read about on this blog. Growing up and living most of my life in more rural areas of the state I didn't always have access to so much great live local music so I feel very fortunate to be in the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) these days. Previously I always found myself having to travel a pretty fair distance to hear music whether it be a local artist, national touring acts or up and coming artists. Now, I'm right in the center of it.

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AC/DC, baby! I was pretty dazed, it was like watching a DVD concert. I still can't believe it!

But man, what a night!!!

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David Cook

May 23 at Pearl Street Ballroom

Northampton Mass.

AWESOME SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! great band he has with him, it ROCKED/great connection with the crowd!! One week later and I am still flying high from this...def recommend seeing him if he comes near you.

Sharon

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I went to see Skynyrd last night in Manchester and they rocked... of course the highlight was Freebird which was awesome, but I've got to say they nailed every song!!! Let's hope they get back to Manchester soon!!

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Yes, we do. Believe it or not, those three shows just barely scratch the surface. The National were also playing in town last night as well as Bonnie "Prince" Billy who was in Carrboro. I feel fortunate that there's usually no shortage of music to hear. I just hate it when there's so much going on at one time that it makes it impossible to catch it all. Thankfully that only seems to happen once in a great while.

Given the amount of shows you go to wouldn't it be easier to turn your home into a venue itself? :D

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I went to see Skynyrd last night in Manchester and they rocked... of course the highlight was Freebird which was awesome, but I've got to say they nailed every song!!! Let's hope they get back to Manchester soon!!

I didn't see you there. ;)

Good show and audience.

Aynsley Lister was good as usual. He's worth seeing in his own show.

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I didn't see you there. ;)

Good show and audience.

Aynsley Lister was good as usual. He's worth seeing in his own show.

I'd like to see Aynsley Lister live. I just recently discovered him thanks to a very generous person (ahem :D ).

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I'd like to see Aynsley Lister live. I just recently discovered him thanks to a very generous person (ahem :D ).

Ahem was apparently only too happy to oblige ;)

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I didn't see you there. ;)

Good show and audience.

Aynsley Lister was good as usual. He's worth seeing in his own show.

I hadn't heard of Aynsley Lister till on the day when I found out who the support act was. Thoroughly enjoyed him, think I'll be downloading him today! I did actually see 2 fellas with Zep t-shirts on and I wondered if they were from here. I had a Skynyrd one on, but my girlfriend put her Zep one on (one of us had to show our colours!!)... I was sat about 5 rows from the back, not the best seats but the sound seemed pretty good for a venue that needs some work doing to it!!!

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I hadn't heard of Aynsley Lister till on the day when I found out who the support act was. Thoroughly enjoyed him, think I'll be downloading him today! I did actually see 2 fellas with Zep t-shirts on and I wondered if they were from here. I had a Skynyrd one on, but my girlfriend put her Zep one on (one of us had to show our colours!!)... I was sat about 5 rows from the back, not the best seats but the sound seemed pretty good for a venue that needs some work doing to it!!!

I saw some Zep shirts but I wasn't wearing one. I was standing downstairs.

Listers stuff is well worth getting.

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Yesterday I caught part of The Rosebuds set at the Band Together benefit in Raleigh. I have been hearing about them for years but have never actually heard any of their music or seen them in concert until yesterday. I loved what little bit I heard and can't wait until I have an opportunity to see them live again. Unfortunately that is this coming Wednesday in Durham, the same night Steve Earle is playing the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

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Last night I saw The Trousers and Oepdius Dick at Slim's in Raleigh. The Trousers don't play out much so I try to see one of their shows whenever I can. You also have to be sure to be on time as they play a 30 minute set and then they're done. They are very blistering and straightforward. They get right to the rock without a whole lot (if any) stage banter. It was my first time seeing Oedpius Dick and I didn't know what to expect. My first impression is they're a cross between fellow locals The Countdown Quartet (who were sort of an offshoot of Squirrel Nut Zippers) and Frank Zappa. Strange but very humorous lyrics, danceable and at times, they employed horns. They did fairly rearranged versions of songs by Three Dog Night (Mama Told Me Not To Come) and Britney Spears in addition to their original material.

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Leonard Cohen was an amazing human experience I think for the whole audience. Much love and gratitude to the man. Just beautiful.

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i saw Elvis Costello at the Beacon in NYC last Wednesday night. he was good...but i admit i was disappointed that he only did 3 of his "old" songs. his new sound is very "country", co-writing one song he performed with Loretta Lynn.

interesting that he went down this music genre path, not unlike Plant with the country blue grass thing.

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i saw Elvis Costello at the Beacon in NYC last Wednesday night. he was good...but i admit i was disappointed that he only did 3 of his "old" songs. his new sound is very "country", co-writing one song he performed with Loretta Lynn.

interesting that he went down this music genre path, not unlike Plant with the country blue grass thing.

Doing country isn't anything new for Elvis. In addition to his Almost Blue album he's also done duets with Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, George Jones and many others.

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He's playing here tomorrow and I'd love to see him but it's out of the question right now.

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How was Steve Earle?

Very good though the ArtsCenter could have stood to have turned on the A/C. The opener, Joe Pug, was also very good. His vocal mannerisms at times reminded me of Dylan but not in a bad way. He had a style of performing that was very much all his own.

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Just saw Credence Clearwater Revival Revisisted. Original drummer and bass player.

Excellent show at the Turning Stone Resort and casino in Verona, NY. June 16, 2009.

They played SOOOO many great songs I have not heard in probably 20-30 years.

The guitar solo on Heard It Through the Grapevine was just awesome. He really grooved it. Unfortunately I was on the wrong side for the lead guitar but I was close enough so it didn't matter too much.

The singer who replaces Fogerty. If you close your eyes and catch a nice buzz he sounds the same. He's a bit of a nut onstage, but that's cool. shows he's not there to just copy fogerty.

I missed the very beginning but when I walked in and was seated by the hostess they were just ending one song and started Suzie Q. What excellent picking! And what a great "first song" for me. Then they played another great oldie and then another and then another. Made me think back to my childhood when they were one of the best. Aah memories.

I must admit though. Every show i've been to since December 2007 I realize how lucky I am to have been at Zep. Nothing will ever come close.

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I Was Totally Destroying U2 at Tir Na Nog in Raleigh. It was local band I Was Totally Destroying It in U2 mode. The Jackets at the Pour House (also in Raleigh). The Jackets includes members of local band Chatham County Line.

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Neil Young last night was brilliant :rolleyes:

He should light up Glastonbury this weekend B)

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