Well our little town has certainly improved with booking shows. Unfortunately that makes my concert budget strained far more than usual.
Here are the shows I'm trying to decide between
Leon Russell $30 Jackie Greene $15 Trampled by Turtles $15 North Mississippi Allstars $20 Smokey Robinson $55 Not to mention Parsifal and Rigoletto $20 each - Definitely going to one of these
We're already taking the kids to Galactic. With the exception of Jackie Greene (who I saw with Trigger Hippy back in April) I have not seen any of these acts. BTW, if hubby and I both go add $50 for the babysitter
So whadya think? Who should get my hard earned dollars?
I'll tell you this if I had the option between all of those and money was not an issue at all I would see Trampled by Turtles first and foremost. My favorite at what they do and a really great live band. Their Roo set was in the top 3 shows of the weekend for me. Probably second would be Jackie, with the rest all about the same.
Tramped by Turtles! They're better AND budget-priced to meet your entertainment needs!
Then you can also see NMAS (who will give you a huge bang for your buck!) instead of spending almost the same amount on Leon Russell who is OK in comparison. If you're not a huge Leon fan, then it's a no-brainer.
Wow the masses think like I do, no wonder I love this crowd.
Galactic is a no brainer, especially with Corey Glover with them. Hell, my 11 year old son wants to go so much he was offering to pay for his ticket with his allowance.
TBT is my first choice and I've heard great things about NMAS but don't know much of their work. They're playing with The Missing Cats who I know NOTHING about. Any recommendations?
Hubby is still deciding about Smokey, the price is high and the venue is positively awful but I think he's on his bucket list.
It's so strange to have these issues because we've usually had such crappy options other than bars in the local area. Some promoters have seriously raised the bar. Shit, I didn't even mention the ones I've decided against/can't get tickets/haven't decided.
Mavis Staples, Victor Wooten Band & Jimmy Herring Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Todd Snider, Tift Merritt, Umphrey's...
And I'll be at one of the operas, Live Simulcast from the Met BABY!
Geez, way to make the rest of feel like jerks. "After I donate my kidney to a friend in need, I'll still make the effort to go Bonnaroo and see all my friends even though I'm not crazy about the lineup this year."
Bonnaroo 11-16 ~ Coachella 15, 17 ~ Newport Folk Festival 14-16 ~ Shaky Knees 14-16 ~ DesertTrip 16 ~ Moogfest/MOEMS 13-14 ~ Music Midtown 12-13 ~ CounterPoint 14 ~
I was going to recommend Smokey Robinson, but not for $55.
Yeah, tickets supposedly ranged from $38-100 but they're are the 55 level the day after the show was announced and you can't get two together. And honestly the venue completely sucks (College gym) acoustically so if hubby decides to go I'll stay with the kids.
Everyone experiences music differently.To say that something is subjectively wrong with live music is to also say that you are more than just your credentials or experience. It says that you are above whatever it is that you see as being the standard. Breaking everything down critically to the point where you are above every matter looking down on it only isolates you and makes you look foolish.