Top 15: Paul McCartney - Bonnaroo Pearl Jam - LA Sports Arena Kanye West - MGM Grand Garden Arena Vampire Weekend - Life Is Beautiful Alt-J - Bonnaroo Umphrey's McGee - House of Blues Animal Collective - Bonnaroo STS9 - Life is Beautiful Capital Cities - Life is Beautiful Widespread Panic - The Joint at The Hard Rock Gary Clark Jr. - Boulevard Pool @ The Cosmopolitan Dawes - Life is Beautiful The XX - Bonnaroo Flosstradamus - Bass Rush Pretty Lights - Bonnaroo
Paul McCartney- Bonnaroo Iron Maiden- Bridgestone Arena Rock and Soul Superjam- Bonnaroo Richard Thompson- x2 3rd and Lindsley and Americana Music Festival SHEL- Americana Music Festival Tom Petty- Bonnaroo Flogging Molly- Marathon Music Works Man or Astroman?- Mercy Lounge Rosanne Cash- Americana Music Festival Ed Helms Midnight Windup- Americana Music Festival Jim James- Bonnaroo Shiny Toy Guns- Marathon Music Works Joy Kills Sorrow- Americana Music Festival Over the Rhine- Franklin Theater Willie Sugarcapps- Americana Music Festival
3/17 The Body 3/21 Pusha-T/2 Chainz 3/28-30 Big Ears Festival 4/4 Kraftwerk 3-D 4/11-13 Coachella 5/2 The Men/Nude Beach 5/14 Jenny Hval/Swans 5/20 Ulcerate/Inter Arma 6/12-15 Bonnaroo 7/18-20 Forecastle 9/4-6 Hopscotch Music Festival
I have a question for everybody...What is your favorite type of venue to see a show? For the most part, here is mine: 1. Club 2. Theater 3. Amphitheater 4. Festival 5. Arena
I have never been to a city fest that utilizes clubs and theaters. That might be the winning combination.
I'd rank my favorite type of venues the same as you except I'd put fests ahead of amphitheater. Most of my favorite shows from this year are based on the intimacy of a small club crowd. I've really grown to enjoy theater shows over the past few years due to the comfort and good sound. I haven't been to an arena show in years before Yeezy and I might put that above amphitheaters also. Even when I was in the upper level the view, sound, and relaxation of having a seat was great. City fests that take place in the surrounding clubs and theaters have disadvantages in that you have to keep moving to different locations. That is not much different than an outdoor fest except what you're trying to go to next may have reached capacity or have a long line for entrance. An advantage to those type of fests, for me, is once again the intimacy. My favorite thing at SxSW was being in a place with only a hundred other people, if that. The band and crowd really connect. Just like with the aftershows at FFF. Seeing Thurston Moore playing two feet in front of you on a slightly elevated club stage is much different than looking up at him on a fest stage with a barricade separating the crowd.
I love them all really. It's hard to pick since there are certain clubs I'd choose over certain theaters and vice versa, plus fest settings I'd rather not see a show at and other fest sites that can make the show rememberable.
What is FFF like? Is it stages with night club shows?
The fest is on three stages. It's not packed until the headliners, especially on the Orange. I walked right up to the front of Blue expecting to only see a few songs of Ice-T and ended up staying the whole time. I went to Orange before Snoop started but never got within sight range it was so crowded. Black Stage never got too packed and I got a good view arriving late for Slayer the night they played Orange. The comedy tent was ridiculous. The last time I went they had it on a stage. I'm not sure if this is the first time it's been in a tent or if they did it last year. For acts like Tenacious D or Sarah Silverman that thing was overflowing from every entry. I went to see Bill Callahan in that comedy tent however and there was maybe 10 people for the band before him allowing me to get on the rail. He drew a good crowd, but the space of that tent and the quality of his performance helped make that one of my favorites of the fest.
After the fest closes, there are aftershows sprinkled around about a dozen clubs in the city that are all free for festival wristband holders. None of the ones I've been to have ever been too packed and they have some real quality bands playing.
So, FFF is a typical field stage setup, get there early early for big names ( as ususal), and party late in the city. That sounds great. Somewhat related: I just read an article about the Walkmen planning to go watch Thee Oh Sees afterparty after their set, but after a lackluster set, just calling it a night. Then they broke up. I would like to think that that witnessing Thee Oh Sees would have sparked them to stay together. They were a great band. I never knew which way their songs would go, but they always surprised me.
The Walkmen were so good live. Maybe we should write letters to let em know. Saw em at a weirdo one-off fest at Red Rocks called Monolith and they blew me away. Better than the records, which is saying a lot.
Post by The Festive Bowel on Dec 9, 2013 9:16:55 GMT -5
(1) The Cure (Voodoo) (2) Leonard Cohen (Mahalia Jackson Theater) (3) Bootsy Collins (Bear Creek) (4) Gov't Mule (Mahalia Jackson Theater) (5) Tame Impala (Georgia Theater) (6) Bjork (Bonnaroo) (7) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Ryman Auditorium) (8 )Sigur Ros ( Magic City Theater) (9) Deerhunter (Vinyl Music Hall) (10) Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Hangout) (11) Nine Inch Nails (Voodoo) (12) Paul McCartney (Bonnaroo) (13) The Meter Men (The Republic) (14) John McLaughlin (Bonnaroo) (15) Allman Brothers (Wanee saturday set) (16) R. Kelly (Bonnaroo) (17) Galactic (Wanee) (18) Kung Fu (Bear Creek friday set) (19) Swans (Bonnaroo) (20) Baroness (Bonnaroo)
1. Soundgarden; Bayou Music Center 2. Paul McCartney; Bonnaroo 3. Gov't Mule; Bayou Music Center 4. Tedeschi Trucks Band; House of Blues 5. Pretty Lights; Bonnaroo 6. Bassnecter; Free Press Summer Fest 7. John Fogerty; Woodlands Pavilion 8. Robert Plant; Bayou Music Center 9. Cage the Elephant; Buzzfest 10. The Lumineers; Bonnaroo, Woodlands Pavillion, and Santa Barbara Bowl
So many more and I can't wait to see whose touring next year!!
Paul McCartney - Bonnaroo Soul Superjam - Bonnaroo Calexico - Bonnaroo Tom Petty - Bonnaroo Houndmouth - Bonnaroo Dr. Dog - Shakey Knees Delta Spirit - Shakey Knees Shovels and Rope - Shakey Knees Moon Taxi - Clementine Cafe (Harrisonburg) David Mayfield Parade - Clementine Cafe (Harrisonburg) On an On - MACRock (Harrisonburg) Kopecky Family Band - DC9 The National - The National (RVA) Local Natives - The National (RVA) Lord Huron - The National (RVA) The Lone Bellow - Strange Matter (RVA) The Head and the Heart - RVA Paper Route - The Camel (RVA) Twenty One Pilots - Jewish Mother (Norfolk) The Last Bison - The Southern (Charlottesville)
Post by Reginald Ledoux on Dec 17, 2013 22:52:20 GMT -5
1 • Paul McCartney - Bonnaroo 2 • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Pilot Light 3 • Rock N Soul Superjam - Bonnaroo 4 • Amadou and Mariam - Bonnaroo 5 • The Revivalists - Bonnaroo 6 • Stevie Wonder - Hangout 7 • Dave Rawlings Machine featuring John Paul Jones, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson and Paul Kowart - Bijou Theatre 8 • St Paul & the Broken Bones and Jason Isbell - The Shed 9 • Foals - Bonnaroo 10 • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Hangout
1. Neutral Milk Hotel (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium) 2. Tame Impala (Bonnaroo) 3. The Orb (The Orange Peel) 4. David Byrne & St. Vincent (Louisville Center For The Arts) 5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Asheville Civic Center) 6. Father John Misty (Headliners Music Hall) 7. Disclosure (Asheville Civic Center) 8. Nine Inch Nails (Asheville Civic Center) 9. Wilco (Riverbend Music Center) 10. Animal Collective (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
Post by crazykittensmile on Dec 19, 2013 15:45:59 GMT -5
Top 25 woops left someone out of the middle...
1. Paul McCartney - Bonnaroo 2. Darkside - MOEMS 3. Cut Copy - MOEMS 4. Chromatics - MOEMS 5. Bjork - Bonnaroo 6. Hip hop superjam - Bonnaroo 7. Kanye - Honda Center, Anaheim 8. SUUNS - The Echo, Los Angeles 9. Disclosure - Coachella 10. Death Grips - FYF 11. Wu Tang - Coachella 12. Deerhunter - FYF 13. Mac DeMarco - Sonic Stage, Bonnaroo 14. Jessie Ware - MOEMS 15. Bat for Lashes - Coachella 16. Killer Mike - Bonnaroo 17. R Kelly - Bonnaroo 18. Rustie - MOEMS 19. Julianna Barwick - Luce Loft, San Diego 20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Belly Up, Solana Beach 21. The Breeders - El Rey, Los Angeles 22. Tame Impala - House of Blues, San Diego 23. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Casbah, San Diego 24. Thee Oh Sees - Coachella 25. Polica - Belly Up, Solana Beach 26. The Underachievers - FYF
Post by jumpinjamesbrown on Dec 19, 2013 23:22:32 GMT -5
Man man and murder by death - pearl st northampton, ma How to destroy angels - house of blues boston, ma The black keys - meadows music theatre hartford, ct The rolling stones - garden boston, ma Sound city players - hammerstein ballroom new york, ny Milk carton kids - quad stage newport, ri Lady lamb the beekeeper - parlor room northampton, ma Devil makes three - mass moca north adams, ma Deer tick - newport blues cafe newport, ri Haim - paradise rock club boston, ma
Honorable mentions Jay z and justin timberlake - fenway park boston, ma City and colour - calvin theater northampton, ma Carolina chocolate drops - house of blues boston, ma Black prairie - harbor stage newport, ri