Live Music Thread


#1031

I got a few videos I’ll be sure to upload later for Monkey.


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#1034

Saw Steve Earle two nights in a row in the Stoughton Opera House, a beautiful small theater south of Madison, WI. Both shows were very good. He played the Last Gunfighter Ballad on the first night and Desperados Waiting for a Train on the second night as tributes to Guy Clark. His bass player of 31 years, Kelly Looney, died recently, and he played Pilgrim as a tribute to him. He also played Fort Worth Blues, his tribute to Townes. Come to think of it, it was kind of a somber affair, but great shows.


#1035

Got Slaves coming up soon, loud punky type band. Plus Goldfrapp in March, Darwin Deez in April and Foals in May.


#1036

Back in 1996, Steve Earle performed a show in the prison he had been incarcerated in. It was shown on MTV, called To Hell and Back.


#1037

Saw The Jayhawks last night. Yeah, they are still around, and always popular here in Toronto so they did 2 packed (and sweltering hot) shows. It was more of a career retrospective which suited me fine. Lots of old faves. With all the stress of late it was good to see an old favourite that can send you home with a smile on your face. Plus, they dedicated Blue to a local DJ who passed away suddenly this year, and who I knew years ago when we were both at a university radio station. Nice of them to remember him. He was a big fan.

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
The Man Who Loved Life
Stumbling Through the Dark
Take Me With You (When You Go)
Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces
Living in a Bubble
Tampa to Tulsa
Nothing Left to Borrow
Smile
Waiting for the Sun
Gonna Be a Darkness
I’d Run Away
All the Right Reasons
Save It for a Rainy Day
I’m Down to My Last Cigarette (Billy Walker cover)
Trouble
Backwards Women
Settled Down Like Rain
Blue
Until You Came Along (Golden Smog )

Encore:
Angelyne
Tailspin
Bad Time (Grand Funk Railroad cover)


#1038

Great band


#1039

That looks like a great setlist too.


#1040

how cool and how odd that i had just put them on my elk camp playlist…it had been years since i put them on…great setlist.


#1041

Saw Andrew Combs with Kirby Brown as support last week in a beautiful little church. Great night, fantastic live (great band he has) and good chat after.


#1042

love andrew combs


#1043

He has a hell of a voice. His falsetto is ridiculously loud


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#1045

One of those upcoming solo shows is in Grand Rapids at the Fountain St. Church. I’ll be tempted to go, it’s where my college graduation was. A great intimate theater with excellent acoustics.


#1046

You should go. I’ve seen him solo acoustic and it’s beautiful. There’s a fancy private school here with a 400 seat theatre for the kids orchestra performances. It Was built for premium sound and it sounds amazing in there. He’s played there 3-4 times and it has been exceptional.


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#1048

I’m going to this. Pretty excited.
Brand new venue opening in Nashville too.


#1049

We went on a little trip to attend Steve Earle’s benefit show for his son’s school. Josh Ritter, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires were there. It was a really great show. It’s always great to see Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires play together. Steve’s set was solid.

We then drove to Wilkes-Barre to see Jason Isbell do an acoustic show with his guitar player, which was really great. I’m looking forward to the new album.


#1050

That’s great, I heard he was doing a handful of acoustic gigs.