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2004: What shows did you see this year?


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I know the years not over yet but it is winding down so the list can start.

What shows/concerts did you see this year and what was the best one?

Metallica at the saddledome

Ween in Bellingham

Gomez at the U of C

The dead/allmans/hunter at the gorge

Government mule at the U of C

Colexico for jazz fest/calgary

Steve Earle at folk fest/calgary

Clutch in calgary somewhere

Ron Sexsmith- u of c

BNB in canmore

There's probably others that I can't remember. My personal fav was gomez as it was my first time seeing them.

edited for spearhead, lucinda williams, blue quarter, GTB, jimmy swift band.

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These are all the stubs I've collected this year so far...

Black Keys

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Grand Theft Bus a few times

Pilate

Bullfrog twice

Bonnaroo

Ottawa Blues Fest

Ottawa Jazz Fest

Evolve

Moe.tawa

Moe.ntreal

Beastie Boys

Pixies

Phish

Gov't Mule

The Roots

Modest Mouse

Wilco twice

K-Os

Xavier Rudd

Andrew WK

Gomez

Tortoise

Joel Plaskett Emergency twice

Rheostatics a few times

Plus a ton of club shows I don't have stubs for

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oh man

trying to think back over the past years shows i attended has got my brain a little boggled ::

some i can think of...

The Spades - every Friday night at the MoHo ::

I think Phix were sometime in the spring

Steve Kimock Band with the wicked Rodney Holmes on drums were a month later or something...or was that last year?!?!

Ratdog in Vancouver back in March

Gov't Mule not too long ago

The Blind Boys of Alabama were pretty wicked! (I love a good Jesus tune, and they do them WELL)

saw The Slip in May and then 3 more times in October

Burning Spear was one of my favourite shows and venues of the summer

The Tragically Hip show was my first for them. It was o.k.

Taj Mahal and The Funk Brothers w/ Joan Osborne were at the same festival (Wasaga Beach Blues) and better than The Hip IMO, and Jaga Jazzist were the highlight of the weekend ::

I saw my last nero show until who knows when in Lindsay last time they were through

i know there were more

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man i dont even know where to start either...

Phish 5 times

The Slip twice

Nero a bunch of times

GTB same

Gov't Mule

Duo

Los Lobos

Phix

Steve Kimock

Moe.

Xavier Rudd

tonnes of others that i cant really get my brain around right now... ill leave it at that for now...

adding as stated below, Jen Hartswick Band

Little Feat w Diesel Dog

How could i forget three Stephen Franke shows... good times... right, thats how i forgot...

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Deisel Dog numerous times

Fat Cats numerous times

Nero numerous times

attended all three ctmf

Rose Garland numerous times

Harvard Mouse numerous times

Stephen Franke and noises from the tool shed

slip

addison groove project

the dead

robert randolph and the family band a couple of times

galactic

yondermountain string band

particle

les claypool

karl denson and the tiny universe

michael franti and spearhead

Col. bruce hampton and the codetalkers

disco biscuits a couple of times

bruce springsteen

I know I am forgetting a few...

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- David Bowie w/Polyphonic Spree (2)

- nero x5

- Primus (4)

- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

- Ottawa Bluesfest (sets I saw at least 75% of: Xavier Rudd, Wyclef Jean, Bryan Adams, Holmes Brothers, that band from France, Reckless Kelly, those Mongolian throat singers and that weird Polish band)

- The Dead 8/1/04 (3)

- The Dead 8/2/04 (1)

- American Idol

- Joey motherfu©king Belladonna

- Metallica

- The Musical Box x4

- The Slip

- Gov't Mule (5)

- Beastie Boys W/Taleb Kweli and a dog show

- moe.

- The Pixies w/The Datsuns and Marble Index

The top five are ranked in parentheses.

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let's see here...lots of canadian groups...

moe.

the slip

gtb

jsb

wassabi collective

nero

kobayashi

addison groove project

burt neilson band

dave matthews band

keller williams

ladysmith black mambazo

the rheostatics (w/my little bro on t-sax)

Santana

and SO many more that I just can't think of...saw a lot of local shows, and I can't even begin to list them all. I'd say I averaged about a show per week for the year at least, sometimes more.

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okay...here goes...pulling out the stubs...

Nero a bunch of times

2x North Mississippi Allstars

Robert Randolph Family Band

Phix

2x Moe. Mattydale, NY

3x Moe. in Vegas

3x Phish in Vegas

Bela Fleck in Hamilton

Moe./Nero/Galactic/Xavier Rudd in Buffalo

Primus

2x Phish in Alpine Valley

Bela Fleck in Nathan Phillips Square

Phish in Hampton

2x Phish in Mansfield

Phish in Camden

Soulive

WIlco

Beastie Boys

Moe. Opera House

Moe. Ottawa

Moe. Montreal

The Musical Box

The Tragically Hip

MMW

The New Deal

FESTS: SUMMERCAMP, BONNAROO, COVENTRY, MOE.DOWN

plus all the bar shows with no stubs, plus a few sho

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Not nearly enough :(

Moe.

Recipie for small planet

Moe.

Keller Williams

Ani Difranco

Phish (of course)

Wassabi Collective

Corb Lund Band

Yonder Mountain String Band

Slammin Jack

9 Piece Bucket (Canmore based- check em out if ever ya get the chance)

Spearhead

Disaster Man

Xavier Rudd

Modest Mouse

Lollapoloza (to many to list)

Last but certainly not least

insert drum roll here!!!

Alice Cooper

and Wilco- can't forget about Wilco

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bob dylan

bela fleck

the slip in montreal, hamilton, toronto, Pomfret Connecticut, and at Evolve

nero maybe 8 or so times?

grand theft bus a whole bunch

jimmy swift band a whole bunch

burt neilson about 4 times

contact a whole bunch

Evolve Festival - (rheos, chris brown and kate fenner, slowcoaster, franti and spearhead, vorcza trio, luther wright, high plains drifter, among others already mentioned and to be mentioned)

blue quarter/stephen franke/TNSG/TFOS pre-volve in halifax

steve kimock band

wilco

raisinhill

bullfrog

manitoba (now caribou)

bob log III w/ riderless

the stills w/ jason collett (well, at least the last bit of collett and the first bit of the stills)

don ross

most of july come together

diesel dog

fat cats

rose garland w/ harvard mouse

CAVERN!

MARCO!

king cobb steelie

edit: i think it was actually danko jones w/ c'mon

joel plaskett

metric (im about 85% it was early '04, but it could have been late '03)

wassabi collective 2 night run in london (almost forgot!)

wax mannequin w/ mayor mccaw

... and umm, im sure there's been more, but its getting fuzzier as i keep thinking back..

the best show, and most intense musical experience, was definitely The Slip at ice cream truck in pomfret.

Evolve was one of the greatest overall experiences, with everything it brings beyond music.

the dead at darien was very similar.

guelph was probably the most fun town to party in.

montreal was nothin' but love.

and still in my future are a couple nero shows, the lowest of the low, and c'mon (i'm actually really looking forward to that one!).

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In no order:

My Morning Jacket

The Allman Brothers

Gov't Mule

The Immortal Lee County Killers

The Pixies

James Carter with James " Blood " Ulmer and Hamiet Bluiett @ The Blue Note

Bela Fleck

Jet

Kings Of Leon

The Saw Doctors

The MC5

C'mon

From Fiction

Uncut

The Fever

nero

Stephen Franke & Noises From The Tool Shed

Ween

Kevin Breit

The White Stripes

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I'm gonna do something a little different. Rather than just lookat all my stubs, and list the shows i've seen, cause we've all seen hordes of shows...

i'm going to list the shows that were so meaningful to me, i'll probably rememeber them in 20 years from now.

Herbie Hancock Trio

Chick Corea Elektric Band

Organ and Drums

ummm..... (going off the top of my head here)

oh ya, Dave Holland Quintet

ummm....

Guess those were my favorite shows...as they are the ones sticking out in my head above the rest.

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Good lord I couldn't remember everything I saw this year. I will agree that Guelph is the best own to party in though, no wonder I spent so long there after University.

As per Secondtube's idea:

1. Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade and Dave Holland at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Me and all the stupid funk hippies were speechless after that.

2. Wilco at CMH.

3. Jaga Jazzist at Bluesfest.

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God, just thinking about that show makes my hair stand up...

Umm, well I don't know what the right jargon is for this but some of it sort of crept up on you. Brian's drumming (and I probably mentioned this to you way back when I saw this show) was just outstanding and yet so subtle. Most of the playing was quite delicate in tone but it never became boring and uninteresting....it left me with a bit of a mad scientist feeling about them because even with all the subtlety you could hear that fire-breathing dragon just waiting to come out.

It wasn't laid back nor was it balls out experimentation. I guess it sort of fell in between, with intricate progressions based at certain points on a stop/start sort of style rather than a pulsing, driving style of jazz.

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Umm, well I don't know what the right jargon is for this but some of it sort of crept up on you. Brian's drumming (and I probably mentioned this to you way back when I saw this show) was just outstanding and yet so subtle. Most of the playing was quite delicate in tone but it never became boring and uninteresting....it left me with a bit of a mad scientist feeling about them because even with all the subtlety you could hear that fire-breathing dragon just waiting to come out.

Perfect Description!

I still can't believe i haven't seen Brian Blade...ive heard so much about him!

I wanted to catch the Toronto show that band did, but i was up north fishing, the ONLY thing that takes precidence over Quality Music!

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