Laugh all you want but those of you who know me won't find this too off the map.
I went to see Amy Grant in concert on Sunday night and it was a great show. The best part was one of her bandmembers was sick so Vince Gill came along for the tour. I don't listen to country but he definitely added a little sumpthin' to the atmosphere. PLus, she is as sweet and as cool as can be. It was nice to hear some good old hymns before 9/11 and she has pop, rocky syrupy stuff I liked too. Plus the old Christian songs I used to listen to when I had to wash the dishes.
Another cool part of the show was she invited someone up on stage with their violin to play "Ashokan Farewell" which was lovely.
So who else has been to some concerts lately?
Shows I've been to lately? hmmm
I haven't been to any lately, did make an attempt back in July/August but that was cancelled.
I did see the Laurie Jones band and Ian Parker (Ian was in the other band too) play in Eastport at the coffee shop. Those were cool (Ian will be back October 4th if anyone is interested.)
The Incubus show was really cool because they played a lot of stuff off their first album, Science, which i really like, thanx to j-dog for lettin' me in on that album. It is a really well rounded album, but I particularly like Glass, and Summer Romance, both of which they played at the concert, along with many others from that album.
I am going to see Our Lady Peace at the State Theater in Portland on Tuesday, Oct. 15th. I will post a message on how the concert went sometime next week. A concert I remember well was a few summers ago when I saw the Beach Boys in Bangor. That vocal shit was cool.
The Beach Boys rule. They were doing vocal arangements 30 years ago that still haven't been topped by today's best vocal groups. They totally started looking at singing with multiple singers in a new way. They were ahead of their time.
How are the beach boys different than, say, a barbershop quartet or an acapella choir? Don't take it the wrong way, I don't dislike the beach boys, I just don't know much about what they're doing compared to other performers who do something sorta similar.
I remember seeing 6 Day Week a few years ago at UMaine. They were pretty neat...A capella, but one guy did a bass thing with his throat and another guy was a drummer. It sounded real, and was really funny. Good times.
Incubus is definitely worth the cash! Try and see 311 next time they come to your area. The last concert I saw was one of the best ever. A tent with Dr. Seuss (the dj), DieselBoy, Dj Tiesto (any man who can run 3 or 4 turntables at once should be worshipped), John Digweed and Carl Cox. And then on the stage was Blue Man Group, David Bowie and the absolutely amazing Moby. Now that was so worth the $25!
Alrighty...an update on the Our Lady Peace concert that was Tuesday night at the State Theater..........AWESOME! That venue is cool man...I have played on bigger stages than that. anwyays...Fingertight, a band from Oakland, CA opened first and they were pretty decent. The second band Juliana Theory, from Penn., were ok. We had to wait so long for the sound guys to get everything ready for OLP to come on, but it was worth it. They played all of the old tunes like Superman's Dead, Clumsy, and of course 4 am, with some new ones like Somewhere out there. The show all in all rocked. There was crowed surfing and a crazed fan who decided to jump up on stage when security wasn't looking. Man was she dead. I can't wait til the next time those guys come this way. Erik said that he is deaf in his left ear, but it is all worth it. For 17.50 a ticket you could not pass it up. The energy that OLP had was unbelievable. You could tell that they were really enjoying what they were doing. So if you get a chance check them out.
Nick Heinz and I took a trip to the state theatre a few months ago and saw a moe. concert. Those guys throwdown when it comes to grooves and jams. I mean, the setup was pretty far out. picture 5 guys, 2 drummers, 2 guitarists, and a bassist, all singing and rocking out at once. This one guy (one of the guiarists) also had a moog and a couple of synths that he was using off to the side. he'd do like a crazy guitar riff, then step over and squash out a really cool timbered one lined melody lick on the moog. Meanwhile, the percussionist was rippin out fat rhythms on a washboard, vibes, and 20 other small hand percussionist instruments. During this one section, all of this great music was going on, while the band went into a rendition of the B-52's rock lobster (just cause they were in Maine) while the bassist/lead singer wore a rubber lobster on his head the entire 15 minute jam opus...
They ended the show with an encore of a tune that both the dead and alman bros. have done "take a load off addie" - the crowd ate it up. It was a cool show.
Thanks to the folks who came out to see the show last night at the gold mine, we appreciate it! The audience made that night a great atmosphere to play in, and we all had a lot of fun with you. Thanks for making it an experience!
This is my first time posting here.I received a card for cody phipps at the moe. show in Portland.I was just checking out the site and saw the post from him about the show and decided to reply.I'm a huge moe. fan,as well as a huge fan of all good music.In the past I've never been an extreme follower of any particular band.That is of course until I saw moe. Musically they are amazing,and their shows provide a certain amount of intensity,which I haven't found elsewhere.They are somewhat of an extreme example.I am very curious about phlux.I've always been happy to promote good live music.I'd like more info about the band style and when they may be playing again.I do have some music contacts in the south eastern NH area(seacoast)So Cody if you read this feel free to contact me via email.Unfortunatly I have very limited access at this time so I may not be immediatly responsive.I was the crazy non stop dancer with the flashing green lights on my head.Later Kirsten
While I was in London, I went to a show at The Garage on New Years Eve. It was an awesome show. They played some house music for a bit and then some girl (who was put on the list on last minute) who got up with a guitar, but really sucked. It was weird. She never played the guitar but she held it anyway. Then some more house music while a band set up. This band was cool. They were called Kaito and if you ever get a chance to hear them, take it. They were awesome. Female lead singer/guitarist and bassist and male guitarist and drummer. They were awesome. The lead singer had all these neat toys for her guitar...seriously, toys. Like kids stuff. They were sweet. Then some more house music and then The Beatings came on. They were cool. Clash inspiried. They're from Boston and played til midnight. It was a lot of fun. But yea, another band for y'all to check out. :-)
This is a reply to the person who saw 6 day Week in concert at UMaine once. I went to summer camp as a counselor with one of the members of the band. They're pretty good. I heard the CD several times. I so wanted to see them live though, but I'll settle for knowing one of them. :)
I just went to the Warped Tour in Boston last week. I'll tell you what I thought:
All American Rejects: I love these guys. And they're from Oklahoma, so that's more awesomer. And they put on a good show.
The Used: Pretty cool. Definite crowd pleasers. Good rocking out.
Andrew WK: Insane. Very insane. He was letting his fans get onstage and hang out with him. Good show.
Suicide Machines: Talk about insanity. I was kinda up front and was totally getting my ass kicked in the pit. Very cool band. Awesome music.
Twiztid: Why were they there? No ones knows. Oh well. I didn't care for them.
Simple Plan: Pop punk. They had to be there, I guess.
Dropkick Murphys: HOLY SH*T! Awesommmmme. That was an awesome time, even if I was too short to see them. I was up close for them too and they were rockin out man. Soooo good.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: Another cover band I really like. They were fun.
Rancid: I about died when they came out. I can't believe I saw Rancid. And as close as I was too. Maxwell Murder bass solo totally kicked everyone's ass...Matt Freeman took like an extra few minutes on it and totally rocked. Rancid is like one of my favourite punk bands.
Mest: I caught a few seconds of them. Interesting clothing choices made by them. Everyone was in thongs.
I saw some local bands that were pretty cool. I had a great time.
i went to the one when they were in toledo. man they all rocked. i dunno why you don't care for twizted, dude they're awesome as hell. if i had to pick a fav. band fromt he wraped tour, it'd prolly be either twizted or the used. they all rocked. but most of them were a lil too pop-like preppy for me... other than that i had no complaints