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  1. See you there! I’ll be at the Beacon on Saturday, too.
  2. Winter tour starts this week, along with a new album! I’ll be at Albany on Thursday (1/10) and the freakin’ Beacon (!!!) on Saturday. So pumped to see them headlining that room, and Circles Around the Sun are openeing both shows, which should be a nice treat.
  3. I really enjoyed this one, and I’m no Tweedy fan boy by any stretch.
  4. I`ve never seen anything quite like it. There are plenty of tickets still available from the venue (including GA pits), so I`m thinking my buddy was right and that the flood of cheapies on StubHub was an attempt to boost numbers at a undersold show.
  5. I've been following StubHub prices for this show for a few days. That whole time there were literally hundreds of tickets on StubHub, all over the building, most for well under face. I bought a pair of floors for ~$30 all-in, shipped with UPS, which surprised me (the price, the fact they were hard tickets, and the free UPS). I just checked again (it's Thursday night now, the show is Saturday) and almost all of the tickets are gone. There are a few dozen still up, all well above face. There is no way that all of those tickets sold since the last time I checked. Something is off, or at least there's more going on than people trying to unload extras or brokers cutting their losses. I talked to a buddy who knows the industry better than I do, and he suspects that the venue / promoter unloaded a ton onto StubHub for a pittance to try to boost attendance, then pulled them after a few days. That seems like the only logical explanation to me. I just checked again before posting this and now it seems the StubHub website is down. So maybe this is a glitch on their end? Who knows. Anyway...ummm...something something tinfoil hat.
  6. I know a few people around these parts were pleasantly surprised with Dave Matthews Band's set at Bluesfest this year. They're playing Montreal this Saturday and tickets on the secondary market are dirt cheap. Like, nine dollar floor seats kind of cheap. Lots to be found on StubHub. I think I may do a down-and-back for the occasion.
  7. Filed under “Well, let’s just do it and see if anyone will pay for it.” None of these artist announcements excite me, but I like that the buzz is starting so early this year. Bluesfest really is something this city can be proud of, regardless of how you may feel about the lineup in any given year.
  8. Reminiscent of the threee-day cover band festival at the Bluesfest site at the end of the summer. Did anyone hear how that went?
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    I’d like to be mad but let’s be honest, you just upgraded. Also I’m not sure if I’m going to be there, either.
  10. So who’s doing what? I’ll be there Wednesday night for Steve Earle and TTB(!). Unsure beyond that.
  11. Lotta good attitudes in this thread. The band just announced that all Curveball ticket holders will be able to redeem the code on their wristbands for a free webcast of all three nights of Dicks. They'll also be launching an online store to sell the Curveball gear, with proceeds being donated to flood relief and recovery. http://phish.com/news/an-update-for-curveball-ticket-holders/
  12. 12 Songs that have come and gone since this thread went into hiberation (July 3rd, 2011) 1. America! - Bill Callahan  2. Grenade - Bruno Mars 3. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye 4. Wrecking Ball - can't recall the artist  5. The Miracle Of Joey Ramone - U2 6. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke 7. Hotline Bling - Drake
  13. Sweet groovin’ drums and organ duo tomorrow night. Make BradM proud and get on it.
  14. Cancelled on account of unsafe drinking water resulting from flooding. What an absolute bummer. My heart goes out to those of you who were looking forward to it, especially those who planned your summer around it. Here’s hoping people can find something else fun to do with the time away from home / work / etc. Still, brutal. Link: http://phish.com/news/curveball-forced-to-cancel/
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    “Tell you what, Jeffrey, if you really want that guitar then you’ll let your mom cut your hair in the kitchen for a year. After that you can take the money we saved on haircuts and wander on down to music store and buy yourself a six string.”
  16. Also JRAD would be perfect for the Black Sheep stage.
  17. I always would have thought Macca was too big for Bluesfest. But the Foos played to 50,000(ish) people at SkyDome the same week they were at Bluesfest, so clearly it’s capable of handling stadium-sized acts and attendance. Obviously Sir Paul is a bigger draw than Grohl and Company, but given that he doesn’t have a massive stage production, I don’t see why it would be unattainable. Yes, it would be a near-instant sellout, but so what? I suppose the one concern would that be it would overshadow the rest of the festival, but I don’t see that as a major issue. And they could charge whatever they wanted for single day tickets that day, and even have them exempt from full festival passes if they wanted. I realize it’s a long shot, but with the way the festival has gone in the past couple of years (fewer stages and bigger headliners) it seems more doable now than ever. But yeah. Greensky, please.
  18. So let’s talk dream acts for next year. My top three: Paul McCartney (hey, it could happen) Greensky Bluegrass (would love to see my current favourites in my hometown) Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats (yeah, they played Cityfolk last year and are hitting the Bronson Centre in the fall, but still. They’d be pefect.)
  19. I haven't been an active fan since probably 2004, and haven't seen them at all since 2008. Their sound has evolved quite a bit in that time. When Tim Reynolds first came on as a permanent full-time member, he was just screeching over top of things quite a bit, with heavy distortion. He seems to have toned things down in the past few years, and is giving the songs a little more room to breathe. Playing off the horns seems to be working for him. In terms of the horns, no disrespect to Leroi Moore, but Jeff Coffin's jazz chops have added quite a bit to the dynamic, and taken things in a more focused direction in terms of the band's improvisation. I loved watching Reynolds, Coffin, Rashawn Ross (trumpet) and Buddy Strong (keys) bouncing the musical beach ball around over the course of the show. And Carter Beauford is the same monster he's always been behind the kit. It was a really great time, and I think I'll try to see these guys again before another ten years is up. On another note, was anyone else at the Black Sheep Stage for Eat a Peach on Thursday night? What a fun set, with as big a crowd as I think I've ever seen at that stage.
  20. Nice review. I agree it was a perfect storm kind of night: ideal convergence of band, venue, crowd and weather.
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