Lots of talk is had about replicating sound and getting as close to a true ‘live’ experience as possible here. However, having not seen another thread on this stuff, I’m wicked interested by what concerts you all have been to and which ones were your favorites?
Jack Johnson, Great Big Sea, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Zappa Plays Zappa, Chick Corea and Return to Forever, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Chadwick Stokes / Dispatch / State Radio, Boston Pops, and innumerable sessions / marching band / trad music performances.
Dropkick Murphys + Flogging Molly double header in Providence, Rhode Island. The amount of energy was insane. DM’s playing their cover of M.T.A. - Kingston Trio was fucking amazing. Might not be to everyone’s taste, but fuck it was great.
And for shits and giggles…
Which show do you wish you could’ve seen?
Bob Marley - Live at the Lyceum
I hope EDM counts because I REALLY enjoyed a show that Zomboy did in OK. Thought the floor was gonna collapse on the venue we were popping so much. Other notables were Manhattan Transfer and Blue Oyster Cult(had a kick ass Guitar solo where dude shredded-will never forget the passion)
Would have loved to see Pink Floyd and now Rush Not cool
The absolute best show I’ve ever seen live was Motorhead, Dio and Iron Maiden.
The show was at the Blossom Music Center (20 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio) in 2003. It was a 6 hour show. Motorhead played about 45 minutes, Dio played for 2 hours…the rest was Iron Maiden.
I went to the show to mainly see Iron Maiden, but I went from a casual fan of Dio to putting him/them into my top 10 favorites. Ronnie James Dio had the best voice live that I have ever heard. Specifically, the song “Sacred Heart”.
Not seen too many tbh but RATM 1993 Glastonbury, Motorhead Bomber tour Birmingham Odeon, Genesis Duke tour Birmingham Odeon, Roy Harper (many times) and a non Lemmy Hawkwind Stonehedge…Annie Lennox in the Tourists and Simpleminds.
Kamasi Washington, Vienna, 2018. HANDS DOWN. I left the venue literally thinking I’d just seen some of the best musicianship in the galaxy (and yes, I was thinking in galaxies, not worlds.)
What made it even better is that the band apparently told the sound guys to play some hardcore hip-hop before the set in order to loosen up the snobbish Viennese concert-house atmosphere
I haven’t been to alot of really good concerts but do run into a lot of live music hard to remember my favorites but I think I had the most fun was in highschool at the local hipster cafe who had a little stage and a not so Great metal band my friends were in used to play just the atmosphere of random passerbys and regulars chilling to some kids yell and thrash their guitars was a great juxtaposition is super unique and oddly fun. Was gonna go to Osheaga this summer with this monster of a lineup sadly they got postponed