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the best live show you've seen.....

Post by dr.ona » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:54 pm

i just bought 2 tickets to go see a 3 day concert this summer in bend oregon...friday,ben harper...saturday,beck...sunday, the flaming lips!
i'm really looking foward to the flaming lips show....and then i started thinking...what was THE best live show i've seen? i'm talking well known bands here...i've easily seen 100+ shows of major name artists....and the one show that sticks out as the best i've seen would have to be alice cooper about 16 years ago. what a show! i would say a close second would be marilyn manson. i'm not talking for sound or musical performances here...i'm talking overall entertainment.
anyone else? i would love to hear some war stories on live shows....
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:00 pm

Arcade Fire at First Ave. Mpls 9/05

U2 Joshua Tree tour in 1987

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Post by rydaken » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:06 pm

A Tribe Called Quest - December 1993, Bogarts, Cincinatti, OH

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Post by floid » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:17 pm

not that i'm a big time metal-head or anything but yeah, in terms of just entertainment value? Dillinger Escape Plan/Soilent Green in NOLA, Feb 15, 2004 - talk about the depths of hell, man, i was up on the front row, thought i was gonna get chopped in half from the barricade, and then that little dude from Dillinger leans right over, he's playing one of them pointy ESPs (extra sucky players, i'm told), and just neat clean as can be takes a chunk out of the bridge of my nose - i've still got the scar to prove it. and you know the freaky thing? i swear to god it was part of the song
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Post by dr.ona » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:31 pm

yeah im not a metal head either...another really kick ass show was ministry in 1999..the most vicious mosh pit EVER! another great show was the beastie boys....they played all their instruments...minimal rapping.
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Post by Jeff White » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:34 pm

I was in the pit for Stereolab last night.

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Post by Randy » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:40 pm

Flipper with Naked Raygun opening at Tut's in Chicago. It was either 1980 or 1981. Both bands were just perfect. You could hear every single thing. The club was teeming with punks, it was a big huge puppy pile-type slam dance, before slam dances turned into frikin football matches.
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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:50 pm

YAAAYYYY FLIPPER!!!!!!!

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Post by hyde maintenance » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:47 pm

US Maple.
This was about 4 years ago in a local pub with maybe 15 other people.
They played a full show like it was a packed house.
Does anyone know what happened to them? They seem to pull disappearing acts all the time.

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:20 am

Bam Bamm...center st. 1997?
6yr old neighborhoodkids onthe stage hitting the props...

the drummer backed his toyota pickup to the side of the stage
played in the bed of the truck..

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:22 am

oh and everytime i've seen Mr.Quintron especially the 1st time

that show was nuts

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Post by seaneldon » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:06 am

fugazi several times

dismemberment plan several times, final show in dc being very good, death and dismemberment tour in nyc being the absolute best

don cab "what burns" era tour was fucking insane. "american don" era was extremely fun to watch.

deerhoof in general.

nick cave and the badseeds at roseland years ago. "boatman's" era i believe. incredible

elvis costello at hammerstein(?) in 1996 for "all this useless beauty" tour

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Post by Jeremy Garber » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:22 am

By far, Modest Mouse is the greatest band I've seen live (close second maybe Tomahawk). Their live shows have tons more energy than their albums. I've even seen Manson live, front row... Modest Mouse blew them away. Even the piggy back ride I gave Jerry Only at the Misfits show doesn't compare to the Modest Mouse gig. lol

Did somebody say Flipper? "She's a sex bomb baby, ya!"

Fugazi was great too. I'd love to see Don Cab or Quinton.

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Post by Dubious » Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:21 am

Bad Brains - there was a near riot when somebody pulled off a peace of one of HR's florr length dreds.

Gang Of Four

pavement - last show

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Post by twonky » Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:55 am

Swans in D.C. on thier last tour were amazingly huge and depressing.

Deerhoof last summer was great

I have a personal connection but the Rah Bras from Richmond VA, when "on", are a pretty hard to beat live band. Very funny and very rock.

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