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  1. Tom Petty

    coincidence...my memory is of this being played as i waited between The Specials and Neil Young
  2. Tom Petty

    such a shame. he was great. Damn The Torpedoes and Hard Promises were both absolute classics never saw him live, passed up opportunities to with other stuff going on, etc... need to stop doing that with these older artists
  3. Arcade Fire

    Everything now is, but every inch of road's got a sign (so i've been hearing) so he'll be fine...
  4. Arcade Fire

    I'd reckon they'd be pretty big there...especially with all the proud Quebecois right across the river from Ottawa... so you'd expect a big crowd but if there were tix available the week before that's a sign of some struggle
  5. Arcade Fire

    yep.... not selling much tix on the US tour...here was the Washington Post on their gig there where they had to block off the whole upper concourse because they couldn't fill up tix there......album is at 190-something now on Billboard charts and I think it might have dropped off a week...I'm struggling to get into it, that's for sure..I couldn't make MSG on the night, but there were tix going for less than $10 week of, tons of them, obviously touts over-estimating market, plus emails going out announcing special two-fer discounts.. I haven't seen an official box office result but someone told me 16,000 which given that the stage is in middle for this tour means there were at least 3000-4000 empties... For Suburbs they sold out 2 MSGs fairly easily Was this the right arena?Anyone who heard Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” when it was released in 2004 knew the band was destined for arena stardom — the chorus begs to be sung by thousands of voices in union. But what happens when the market doesn’t agree? Hours before the doors opened on Saturday, tickets were priced in the single digits on the secondary market. By show time, the upper concourse was blocked off. The floor was fairly packed and there were still plenty of fans in the other levels, but it was hard not to notice the empty seats. It didn’t seem to hurt the band’s performance but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Arcade Fire scale down to smaller venue next time around.
  6. Charles Bradley RIP

    A sad 12 months for the Dap-Kings family. For those interested in staying tuned into Dap-Kings lore, or just listening to some (late late night) soul/funk, this past summer Dap-King Binky Griptite started a radio show at NYC's finest radio station WFUV (still the one radio station that has some of the radio greats from US rock FM radio was in its heyday in the 1970's/80's) on Saturday nights 8-11pm (1am-4am UK time)...if you're getting back home after a late Sat night out and are looking for some tunes to take you into the early Sunday, keep it in mind for a listen. you can stream at their homepage www.wfuv.org and here's the info about Binky's show (i've been fortunate to meet him b4, great guy!). Obviously, he did a Charles Bradley-themed show last night which I missed unfortunately. http://www.wfuv.org/content/boogie-down
  7. Glastonbury A-Z acts seen

    Andrews, Ben (RIP) – Radiohead’s opening opening act Saturday 03 Bon Iver (09) Cope, Julian (03) Dandy Warhols (02) Elbow (04, 14) Flaming Lips (03) Gaslight Anthem (09) Hayes, Isaac (02) Interpol (03) Jagwar Ma (14) Kasabian (09, 14) Long Ryders (04) My Morning Jacket (04) National, The (10) Oasis (04) Portishead (13) Quo (09) REM (03) Snoop Dogg (10) Tinariwen (09) U2’s replacements, Gorillaz (10) Vile, Kurt & The Violators (16) formerly of The… …War on Drugs (14) (e)X-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings (13) Yes (03) ZZ Top (16)
  8. Undercard Yet To Play Glastonbury

    I have no doubt she's not only played, but brought her bush fella too same year
  9. 2017 New Music Thread

    (just come to post this and see it's been mentioned a few posts above).. the new Kurt VIle/Courtney Barnett track....very much looking forward to this, & will be seeing them two months from today...pleased so far...
  10. Acts you don't "get"

    did you try/get a ticket today??
  11. Arcade Fire

    a bit of a struggle for them in the US at moment with this record. Came in on the Billboard album charts at #1, but dropped all the way to 38 in week 2 and then an even more massive drop to 113 (one behind a Creedence Clearwater Revival record of all things!!) in its 3rd week on the chart. and....their Madison Square Garden show in just over 2 weeks' time has tonnes and tonnes of tickets to shift still...whole sections covered with blue dots showing seats available...
  12. The War on Drugs

    easy on knocking Bryan Adams and 'slower'...before Europe fell in love with his mega ballads he was just a above average guitar-strumming rock solo artist with a nice 3-album run (83-87) from 'Cuts Like a Knife' through 'Into The Fire' that was decent enough soundtrack for a teenager in that era, having to put up with the rubbish that was dominating UK charts in that time. It's the ballads that ruined him, most of which never did as well in North America as in the UK-rest-of-Europe...I'd have him play for me over Duran Duran, Culture Club, Lionel Richie, Spandau Ballet any day....
  13. The War on Drugs

    80's, Phil Collins, Bryan Adams... how about Bruce Hornsby on the opener "Up All Night"? it also seems like they enjoyed their recent "Touch of Grey" cover on The National brothers' Dead tribute album so much to the point where they've recreated it again on one of their tracks on here... It's great to see bands evolve, but I do miss some of the wall-of-sound effects on stuff like "City Reprise #12", "Original Slave", "Come to the City", etc.. Some decent stuff on here, it grew a bit over the weekend, it's a good album, but it's hardly going to have an "Ok Computer" effect which if you read some of the stuff in the US (New Yorker, Consequence of Sound) you'd think was imminently happening... http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/21/is-the-war-on-drugs-rocks-next-torchbearer?mbid=social_facebook 'best band in the world'.... https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/album-review-the-war-on-drugs-a-deeper-understanding/
  14. The War on Drugs

    this bit from your (@FloorFiller) Arcade Fire piece that you linked to earlier on their thread perhaps explains why bands are doing it these days as Wyn says... "We put out four songs, I think every two weeks. So the whole thing was two months basically, from when we released the first song. And that was probably two months sooner than someone on the label would tell you to do it. But the speed at which things come and go has hit such a point that under normal circumstances a record doesn’t stand much of a chance to have people hear it."
  15. The War on Drugs

    Under the Pressure and Come To The City both prime memories for me on the Pyramid...sounded immense. such a shame it's one of the few Pyramid sets without a quality recording/filming. they had a long touring cycle for last record (saw them 4 times btw Mar 2014 to Oct 2015) but with timing now, I wonder if last weekend of June 2019 might be an idle time for them...2020 or '21 more likely? could have/should have been said at dinner parties back in 2011 as well....I still think the first post-Kurt Vile record is a stunning beauty