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Jahfin

What's the Last Concert You Attended?

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The last one I saw was The Amateurs performing during Live Reggae Sundays at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh on Sunday night. Prior to that I saw Tonk, Shark Quest, The Whom (Motocaster fronted by Paul Siler of Birds of Avalon) performing Live At Leeds-era songs from the Who and Benji Hughes at Tonk Meat at King's in Raleigh on Saturday night. The "Meat" part refers to the free tamales that were served out on the street in front of King's prior to the show. Saturday afternoon I caught Drivin' n' Cryin' performing at Schoolkids Records in Raleigh in support of their new Songs From the Laundromat EP. They were in the area to do a show with The Connells at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro later that evening. They did pretty much all of the songs from the new EP as well as one cut from the next one (they're releasing a new EP every three months over the course of the next year). They also brought up one of the members of local band Skullbuckle to back him on "Way Back When", a Skullbuckle song. Someone filmed the entire in-store. Hopefully it will surface online at some point. I've managed to catch a number of in-stores at Schoolkids over the years and this was one of the best.

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Chatham County line at Sadlack's in Raleigh yesterday for the release party (which was put on by Schoolkids Records) for their new live CD/LP/DVD Sight + Sound.

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The last show I saw was The Infamous Sugar, a fellow I've been aiming to see since I first moved to Raleigh in 2008. The opportunity finally presented itself so I caught a late night set from him at Slim's Downtown last night. He's described as a "one man band" which he is but once he gets going you don't even think about that. I'm not sure how to describe his music other than to say it's very garage-y with a heavy Nuggets era vibe. The lyrics are profanity laced and filled with references to kinky sex, hard drugs and hard livin'. In others words, right up everyone's alley around these parts. If you find yourself being even the least bit intrigued after reading that description I suggest reading this Five Questions interview with him that was conducted by Karen Mann for the New Raleigh blog back in 2009. The dude has a very interesting backstory, that's for sure.

Prior to that I caught Tommy Womack at a house show up in North Raleigh last night. He's one of those folks I've been hearing about for years but have never gotten around to fully investigating. Tommy's a singer/songwriter from Nashville and is known as part of the East Nashville crowd that also includes Todd Snider and Will Kimbrough (with whom Tommy has a band called Daddy). Years and years ago he was in a band called Government Cheese (and is also the author of a book about that band called The Cheese Chronicles). We got a few songs from that era of his career but most of his set was comprised of his solo material. Tommy's delivery is wry and very sardonic with an uncanny knack for turning the most clever of phrases. He describes himself in song as "a pimple on Dylan's ass" but he's much more than that. After hearing "90 Miles An Hour On a Dead End Street" from his new album (Now What) I was convinced that I was not leaving without that record before the night was over. That is, until he broke out "Alpha Male and the Canine Mystery Blood", an eight minute meditation on life, love, rock n'roll and all that entails. Right then and there, I knew I'd also be leaving with the album that comes from called There, I Said It. After hearing about Tommy for at least the last 10 years or so, I'm glad I finally took the opportunity to see him. I'm looking forward to digging even deeper into his back catalog and can't wait until I can see him in concert again.

The aforementioned "Alpha Male and the Canine Mystery Blood". Sit back, kick your feet up and crank 'er up to 11. This is one kick ass song I think everyone here can relate to.

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Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters

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Saw Jack White for the first time tonight in Virginia and it was a great show; he really is an incredible musician. In addition to his new songs there were plenty of White Stripes songs, and more. He had great solos in Cut Like a Buffalo and Steady As She Goes (definitely one of the best solos of the night) and he did Carolina Drama. Unfortunately I forgot my glasses <_< so he was kind of a moving blur on stage; he was definitely all over the place.

Before the show started, one of the Men In Black came out and asked the audience to experience the music with their eyes and not through their cell phones; which we all thought was great. His website publishes photos of each show that fans can download for free afterwards.

We were not in the mosh pit, and we were not the oldest people there (whew!)

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Happy to hear it was great. Thanks for the review! Who was the opening act?

<Edit to add that I found the answer to my question.>

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Jack White at Boston University. I had a great time and will definitely see him again. A commute that should normally take no more than two hours, took me three and a half. I missed the support band. Jack had his Peacocks band at the show, those women can rock. At the start of the show, the sound was not great, especially vocals, but it improved.

I prefer the hard rocking songs, but the entire show was entertaining. I was disappointed that the show was only an hour and a half. After reflecting on the show the following day, I think one of the reasons is that Jack White wastes no time. Not a lot of talking, no drum solos, no clothes change, just music.

In the summer I saw Aerosmith. Although I don't like many of Aerosmith's songs from the last few decades, the show was much better than I expected. Aerosmith's show had an extended stage, smoke, drum solo, clothing changes, Tyler and Perry lifted onto the stage from below, etc. I only mention this to note the presentation differences.

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KISS with Buckcherry, Alive35--still sounded awesome and their show is really something else, before thsat was Skynyrd-love those guys--saw them a quite few times!!

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Madonna ACC (Toronto) Sept. 12, 2012

Great concept, awesome song choices for said concept, wonderful choreography and execution, and an amazing set. Very entertaining night. I was really impressed with how seamless and professional the show was. Non-stop two hour performance in stilettos.

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Just saw Rush - again - on the Clockwork Angels tour November 1st at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Probably the best Rush show I've ever seen, and I've seen about 5, including both legs of the Snakes and Arrows tour.

The sound was - as usual - sensational, and the visuals were incredible.

Some people criticize groups that are able to accurately reproduce their sound from albums, but I think it's pretty damn impressive.

The only songs I would have loved to hear were Distant Early Warning and Digital Man, but they played those on the previous shows I saw.

Of course, the 2112 encore more than made up for it.

Practically 3 hours of music - 28 songs - these guys deliver the best quality and value of any group period.

I'm a fan.

Set One

Subdivisions

The Big Money

Force Ten

Grand Designs

Limelight

Territories

The Analog

The Pass

Where's My Thing?

Far Cry

Set Two, with string section

Caravan

Clockwork Angels

The Anarchist

Carnies

The Wreckers

Headlong Flight

Halo Effect

Wish Them Well

The Garden

Dreamline

Drum Solo

(The Percussor)

Red Sector A

YYZ

The Spirit of Radio

Encore

Tom Sawyer

2112 Part I: Overture

2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx

2112 Part VII: Grand Finale

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I don't get going to concerts/gigs much so the last one was Robert Plant and the Band of Joy 2 years ago in Belfast Nov 2010

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Saw Craig Ferguson tonight at the Warner Theatre. They filmed it for...something (dvd release? HBO or Showtime special? who knows...)

Robert Josh Thompson did a brief opening act. He's the voice of Geoff Peterson, the robot skeleton sidekick on the show. He was fairly amusing - does several good impressions, his best being Morgan Freeman. Craig did a bit over an hour and was hilarious throughout. Really enjoyed the show.

And, the pre- and post-show musice was Led Zeppelin IV - requested by the road crew according to the local sound guy. Good choice!! Driving home, I heard No Quarter on the radio as I was pulling into the driveway. A fabulous way to end a fun evening :)

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The Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour,I actually won the tickets from a radio station wzlx out of Boston Mass

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Boston, MA, Gillette Stadium

Paint It Black

Live With Me

Monkey Man

Sway

Sweet Virginia

Streets Of Love

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Midnight Rambler

Tumbling Dice

You Got The Silver

Little T&A

B Stage

Under My Thumb

Rough Justice

Jumpin' Jack Flash

Honky Tonk Women

Sympathy for The Devil

Start Me Up

Satisfaction

Encore

Brown Sugar

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