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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby TomWanderer on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:59 am

Oh shit, I just remembered the Magnetic Curses show at the Metro in...2000(?)

Too many bands, and they weren't all good, but it was pretty cool. Gaza Strippers, The Arrivals, Lawrence Arms, The Tossers, Oblivion, Pegboy, Apocalypse Hoboken, The Bomb, The Nerves, Mekons, Alkaline Trio, The Honor System, Tom Daily, Deals Gone Bad, Muchacha, Lando's 45...and probably like 10 more. Jeff Pezatti played along to a backing track over the PA and it was awesome. Like I said, not all great bands, but on one stage in one evening at The Metro...that was pretty cool.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Justin Foley on Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:51 pm

All killer no filler -
Sumac, Nordra and Jaye Jayle in 2016.
Isis and Melvins in 2010.
Today is the Day and Zeni Geva in 1996(?)

Recusal -
My band played a run of shoes with Young Widows and Shannon Wright. I'm not going to make any claims about the quality of our sets, but watching those two go at it every night was electrifying.
Ditto with the Sweet Cobra/Bear Claw/Nonagon show we did a few years back.

Almost all killer, mostly no filler -
Lots of these, but the Ugly American Overkill Tour in 1991 had three amazing bands (Tar, Cows, Helmet) and Surgery, who were okay.

I used to book shows in college and could put together ridiculous 1/2/3 band bills from 92-95. This is totally from memory, but this was like "Poster Children/Hum/Jumpknuckle", "Rodan", "Pitchblende/Don Caballero", "Tar" others. Totally nuts looking back at it.

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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby tallchris on Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:56 pm

Mission of Burma/Silkworm (2002)
Sleater-Kinney/Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks/Quasi (2005?)
Bass, minivan: [BRACKETS]
Guitar, vocals: BURN PERMITS
Bass, vocals: POLICE TEETH
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Wood Goblin on Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:17 pm

NIrvana/Mudhoney/Bikini Kill

I didn’t see this one, but I once saw a reprint of a poster for a Husker Du show with the opening acts Dinosaur and My Bloody Valentine. Or I *think* I saw this. Can anyone confirm it wasn’t a dream?
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby bill bixby on Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:41 pm

Tortoise / Sea & Cake / 5iveStyle (Mabels - Champaign)

Grifters / Rodan / Hardvark (Blind Pig - Champaign)

Jesus Lizard / Didjits / Pegboy (Madison, WI)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Mule / Silkworm - (Lounge Axe - Chicago)

Liz Phair / Spinanes / Corndolly (Blind Pig - Champaign)

Pavement / Royal Trux / Silver Jews / King Kong / Palace Brothers / Smog (Lounge Axe - Chicago)

Liars / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Prosaic (Fireside Bowl - Chicago)
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Madman Munt on Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:43 pm

Best pound for pound lineup I have attended was Blonde Redhead/Constantines Montreal 2002.

Honourable mention to Spiritualized/Sonic Youth/Delgados London 1998.

Can't think of any other individual shows (festivals don't count for this I think) I've seen that were equally consistently excellent throughout.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby RSMurphy on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:27 pm

Ozzy & Metallica (w/Cliff ffs). Goddamn Aragon Ballroom. "The Ecstacy of Gold" was Metallica's entrance music, then right into "Battery." Holy shit. You know, I dig the economy of DIY and punk shows, but I'd be a liar if I didn't say that the theater and spectacle of those old metal shows never gave me a charge. Thousands of kids going apeshit when the lights dim and the entrance music starts. Best.

Alice Cooper and Megadeth. Speaking of theater--2 or 3 80's songs, then the rest was pure 70's Alice Cooper. Shame that Kip WInger was playing bass instead of Dennis Dunaway, but what are you gonna do? Fuckin' Megadeth ripped.

KISS and WASP: This was my very first rock show, if memory serves (it doesn't serve well). Asylum or Animalize or whatever, but watching the lightbulbs to KISS's giant logo's chasing and flashing as "Detroit Rock City" starts is a sight I will take to the grave. WASP was pretty dope.

Any Flaming Lips show aside from the ones I already mentioned where I get a song dedication from Steven. I miss that band.

The first Lollapalooza was rad. Body Count emerging shooting guns in the air (probably blanks now that I think about it...maybe not). Head full of acid--peaking during NIN's set. The Creatures. Butthole Surfers were the only ones on the bill that weren't so good. Probably due to the arena's acoustics.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult & Lords of Acid. Laugh if you want, but I had a head full of more acid with a buttload (heh) of sacrilegious and pornographic acts onstage. The grooves were tight. Waaaay before TKK became a parody of themselves.

Front 242. A lot of acid. Don't remember support.

Skinny Puppy. Acid and tequila. Don't remember support, maybe Grotus, but it was later rumored that Dahmer was in the audience then went cruising. I could have died.

I'm flagrantly disregarding the rules by just listing awesome shows so I'll stop, save for seeing Einstürzende Neubauten on their last US tour. Or Throbbing Gristle on their last tour ever. OK. Thank you.

EDIT: Oh...Flaming Lips, Robyn Hitchcock, Sebadoh, Experimental Audio Research. OK. I'm also now remembering Spectrum at some loftspace in the Fulton Market area. OK. Bless up.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:27 pm

I remember there were times when I'd get as excited to see a bill of local bands as I would touring or national/international ones, and that could've been in any city I'd live in where the locals never really 'broke out'.

Maybe something about this thread is sort of, I dunno...envy baiting(?)
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby numberthirty on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:14 pm

RSMurphy wrote:EDIT: Oh...Flaming Lips, Robyn Hitchcock, Sebadoh, Experimental Audio Research. OK. I'm also now remembering Spectrum at some loftspace in the Fulton Market area. OK. Bless up.


Metro?
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby numberthirty on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:18 pm

RSMurphy wrote:Any Flaming Lips show aside from the ones I already mentioned where I get a song dedication from Steven. I miss that band.


Come to think of it, the year they were on the second Lollapalooza(Sp?) stage was a great show. I've seen video of it since that day, and it's even more off of the hook than it is in my memory. It sounds like all of their gear is about to evolve into some other sort of gear.

Edit: Such a bummer that Ronald just eased off into the ether. That guy was one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Speedie on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:15 pm

Early Big Day Out shows were amazing.
1992:
Violent Femmes
Nirvana
Massappeal
Beasts of Bourbon
Celibate Rifles
Died Pretty
Ratcat
The Clouds
Yothu Yindi
Club Hoy
Cosmic Psychos
Falling Joys
Sound Unlimited Posse
Box the Jesuit
The Hellmenn
The Village Idiots The Ruptured Spleans
You Am I
Smudge
The Meanies
The Welcome Mat[A]
The Hard Ons with Henry Rollins
Scorched Earth Policy

1993:
Iggy Pop
Sonic Youth
Mudhoney
Helmet
Beasts of Bourbon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Cosmic Psychos
The Meanies
The Clouds
The Hard Ons with Jerry A
You Am I
Not Drowning Waving
The Welcome Mat
Tumbleweed
Front End Loader
The Daisygrinders
The Atomics
TISM
Painters & Dockers

Highlights from other years include Ramones, Radio Birdman, Mark Of Cain, Soundgarden,Breeders, Bjork, Neil Young...............

Then of course it all went to shit.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby numberthirty on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:04 am

- Slobberbone/Drive By Truckers. Abbey Pub Might have been the first show Jason Isbell played with Drive By Truckers

- Slobberbone/Grand Champeen. Schubas. Grand Champeen opened with "Hello There" and closed with "Goodnight Now". They also played "Rocks Off" in the middle of their set.

- Slobberbone/South San Gabriel. The "Old" Southgate House. Will and Scott from Centro-Matic along with Slobberbone made up that version of South San Gabriel.

- Varnaline/Centro-Matic. Schubas. After opening, Centro-Matic backed up Anders for that version of Varnaline. Pretty sure the Varnaline album Songs In A Northern Key had just come out.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby RSMurphy on Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 am

numberthirty wrote:
RSMurphy wrote:EDIT: Oh...Flaming Lips, Robyn Hitchcock, Sebadoh, Experimental Audio Research. OK. I'm also now remembering Spectrum at some loftspace in the Fulton Market area. OK. Bless up.


Metro?


Yup. Interesting that once they shot into the mainstream their live performances began to suffer. Even without the headphones gimmick it was a misstep for them to move everything to tape, especially Steven's drumming. Crap. And that gong. Completely unnecessary. You couldn't even hear it. How can you not hear a gong?
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Akbar and Jeff on Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:59 pm

Grass Widow/The Raincoats @ Warsaw, Brooklyn, 2011
Dawn of Midi/Neil Hamburger @ SUNY Purchase (Culture Shock Festival), 2014
Hamish Kilgour/Silk Purse/Fly Ashtray/Octagrape @ Cake Shop, New York, 2015
Alan Licht/Rangda @ Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, 2016
Charalambides/Heron Oblivion @ Empty Bottle, Chicago, 2017
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby jbar on Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:49 pm

Boris/Melvins - Stubb's bbq in uh.... 2008? Boris had just released Pink, and Melvins had just released ASA. Boris went on first, ripped it up. Melvins came on looking absolutely pissed and also killed it. I've never seen Buzz look that incensed.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby chumpchange on Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:33 pm

In August of 1991 my band was on a short West Coast tour, and we planned to pass through Olympia on the way back to Vancouver. K records had organized a week-long event called the International Pop Underground Convention. The Thursday night show at the Capitol Theater was Nation of Ulysses, Scrawl and the Pastels. The Saturday afternoon show at the park had Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and the Melvins, and that evening at the Capitol: Fugazi, L7 and Some Velvet Sidewalk. The indoor venue shows were $5 and the outdoor show was free. And I got to see Scrawl again.
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby gonzochicago on Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:00 am

In recent memory :

The last Bitchpork at Mortville & Treasure Town.

Touch & Go Hideout Block Party back in the day.

Most recently, the P.K.14 tour. Kind of like a festival for me, spanning 9 days. :lol:
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby P.J. Craven on Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:06 am

Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys, any questions?
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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Justin Foley on Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:22 am

Last night -

Pile & Converge at St. Vitus. Top 10 show of all time for me. Both bands insanely on.

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Re: Best show lineup you have seen

Postby Tommy on Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:58 pm

Yo La Tengo
Bettie Serveert
Run On
Guitar Wolf
Helium

3/14/97 @ Liberty Lunch SXSW Matador showcase
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