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On March 20, 2019 at 3:04 PM, LeviF91 said:

The Woodstock 50 thread got me thinking about the shows I want to see this summer.  Living in the Albany area the local scene is pretty good and we get some bigger acts that come to SPAC.  So far I'm planning on seeing:

Knotfest w/ Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth

Tedeschi Trucks

KISS

Zac Brown Band

and possibly Skynyrd. though two nights in a row (Zac Brown night one) might be a bit much for me.

 

Plus any number of smaller and/or local bands that'll play my favorite watering holes.

 

Gonna hit at least one festival this year.  My buddy got passes to Warped Tour in AC, we have to see about Woodstock 50.  Maybe take a road trip to Summerfest or something cool like that.

 

What do y'all have planned?  Anything in New York/PA/tri-state that you recommend?

I live near Albany too.  I was hoping to see Knopfler at the Palace.  He played there on his last two tours but he isn't this time.  I'll be making the drive to Foxwoods in August.  I've never seen a show there and considered Boston or NY. 

 

Anyone ever been to Foxwoods for a concert?

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21 hours ago, OGTEleven said:

I live near Albany too.  I was hoping to see Knopfler at the Palace.  He played there on his last two tours but he isn't this time.  I'll be making the drive to Foxwoods in August.  I've never seen a show there and considered Boston or NY. 

 

Anyone ever been to Foxwoods for a concert?

 

Off topic, but you need to join in on a 518 luncheon, man.

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On 3/22/2019 at 5:56 AM, Gugny said:

 

Going to the Experience Hendrix show on 4/3 at the Palace.  Caught this the last time they were around and it was phenomenal.  Will miss not having KWS in the lineup, but I still expect it to be great.  Bringing Lil' Gug to this one.

 

Also, Slipknot (Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth) in August at SPAC (see you there??).  This one is obviously for Lil' Gug, although when I brought him to see Slipknot at SPAC four years ago, I enjoyed it.  And I like Volbeat's music/sound - so this should be a good show.

 

I have no interest in the "Woodstock" thing at Watkins Glen.  Jay Z and Pus-sy Riot don't scream "three days of peace, love and music" to me.  I'm gonna keep my eye on what's going on in Bethel and will likely go there for a more appropriate honoring of the original festival.

Going to see Randy Hansen in Portland Or. next month. He is the most phenomenal Hendrix tribute guitar player I have ever seen. If you have not heard of him look him up. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Hansen Don't know if he is playing any East coast shows this year

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On 3/22/2019 at 4:24 PM, Gugny said:

The lawn at SPAC is full of amateurs.  It's like a minefield where the mines are passed out people, puke and garbage.  When lawn seats were a standard $9/show (many moons ago), it was worth it.  Now they cost between $20-$40.  Eff that.

 

What I've been doing here with our new amphitheater is buying the cheapest seat inside, then the day of the concert, a few hours before, look to see what is still showing as unsold, and sitting there instead, because the staff there only checks that you have a ticket for being under the roof, not that you actually go to your correct seat. 

 

So far this year I'll be going to...

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Morrisey in Toronto

Hootie and The Blowfish/BNL

Peter Frampton

 

There's other shows I'm interested in but will probably buy tickets once it gets closer. 

 

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I just found a leak of a Thursday Canalside show. Got it from the Glorious Sons website. This will be a terrific show!

 

7/25 - Buffalo, NY at Canalside (Venue TBC) w/The Struts & Glorious Sons

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On 3/25/2019 at 5:55 PM, PromoTheRobot said:

I just found a leak of a Thursday Canalside show. Got it from the Glorious Sons website. This will be a terrific show!

 

7/25 - Buffalo, NY at Canalside (Venue TBC) w/The Struts & Glorious Sons

First Canalside show officially announced:

 

California rock band Incubus will play Buffalo's waterfront this summer.

 

The Canalside Live Concert Series announced that the band, fronted by Brandon Boyd since its formation in 1991, will play at 5 p.m. Aug. 6.

 

VIP tickets are $40, on sale through EventBrite and include access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two complimentary drinks, private restrooms and access to the front of the stage. The VIP section has been enlarged and stretches from Main Street to the Beer Garden.

 

General admission tickets for this show are $10 and will go on sale in May, with the specific date to be determined. Sites for purchase are all 17 Consumers Beverages locations and the Canalside info kiosk, which both include a free drink coupon if purchased before 2 p.m. the day of the show, and through EventBrite.

 

Canalside noted that this Tuesday show is a special gig; the majority of Canalside Live shows will be held Thursdays, ranging from $5-$35.

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Going to see Train & the Goo Goo Dolls(on tour together) this summer.  Saw Train at a work conference customer appreciation event about 8 years ago.  Their front man, Pat Monahan, is a good performer.  Have wanted to see them again since then.  

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14 hours ago, ricojes said:

First Canalside show officially announced:

 

California rock band Incubus will play Buffalo's waterfront this summer.

 

The Canalside Live Concert Series announced that the band, fronted by Brandon Boyd since its formation in 1991, will play at 5 p.m. Aug. 6.

 

VIP tickets are $40, on sale through EventBrite and include access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two complimentary drinks, private restrooms and access to the front of the stage. The VIP section has been enlarged and stretches from Main Street to the Beer Garden.

 

General admission tickets for this show are $10 and will go on sale in May, with the specific date to be determined. Sites for purchase are all 17 Consumers Beverages locations and the Canalside info kiosk, which both include a free drink coupon if purchased before 2 p.m. the day of the show, and through EventBrite.

 

Canalside noted that this Tuesday show is a special gig; the majority of Canalside Live shows will be held Thursdays, ranging from $5-$35.

 

I saw Incubus at a Lollapalooza in 2003; they were excellent.  I'd be all over this if I lived closer.

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Going to see "The Music of Cream" next month. It's a Cream tribute, but it's Ginger and Jack's sons, and Eric's nephew playing their dad's/uncles respective parts. Got some free tickets from House of Blues.

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On 3/25/2019 at 5:55 PM, PromoTheRobot said:

I just found a leak of a Thursday Canalside show. Got it from the Glorious Sons website. This will be a terrific show!

 

7/25 - Buffalo, NY at Canalside (Venue TBC) w/The Struts & Glorious Sons

Incubus...August 6th.

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Usually have a bunch of shows lined up by now. So far just Jason Isbell/Father John Misty and Joe Jackson.

 

Last year was a great year for shows: Isbell (2x), Brandi Carlile (2x), Decemberists (2x), Edie Brickell, Jukebox the Ghost, Dave Mason, Crash Test Dummies, David Byrne,  the Weepies. All really great shows - Byrne was quite memorable. 

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Looking forward to this one!

 

Parody Poster Captures the Special Hell of Summer Music Festivals | Adweek

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Saw an April Fool's Day post that said that Led Zeppelin was reuniting to take the Stones place on their tour that's being postponed. I knew right away it was a joke, but honestly, if that ended up being the case, I wouldn't even be mad.

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7 minutes ago, The Real Buffalo Joe said:

Saw an April Fool's Day post that said that Led Zeppelin was reuniting to take the Stones place on their tour that's being postponed. I knew right away it was a joke, but honestly, if that ended up being the case, I wouldn't even be mad.

 

I don't think I'd want them to reunite.  I'm a huge Zep fan.  I have no interest in seeing them force their way through songs that Plant can no longer sing.  It's nice when bands know when to stop, in my opinion.

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On 4/1/2019 at 11:24 AM, The Real Buffalo Joe said:

Mick Jagger is having surgery and the tour is being postponed. Was so excited to see that at the end of the month. 

Hope all goes well for him. Fan since 65

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2 minutes ago, Helpmenow said:

Hope all goes well for him. Fan since 65

Doctors say it's a routine procedure, and he should be able to get back out on the road by the summer. 

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1 minute ago, The Real Buffalo Joe said:

Doctors say it's a routine procedure, and he should be able to get back out on the road by the summer. 

Will see about that. I think this might be it for touring

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Just now, Helpmenow said:

Will see about that. I think this might be it for touring

I hope not. They're my favorite band and my whole family chipped in to get me a floor seat. I hope they at least honor this tour.

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OK, not a concert, but a show. We saw To Kill a Mockingbird in NYC last Friday. I hadn’t been to a Broadway show in many years.  I enjoyed it even more than I expected. Nice night. 

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12 hours ago, Gugny said:

Looking forward to this one!

 

Parody Poster Captures the Special Hell of Summer Music Festivals | Adweek

 

Cool! The Lumineers! 

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12 hours ago, Gugny said:

Looking forward to this one!

 

Parody Poster Captures the Special Hell of Summer Music Festivals | Adweek

 

That reminds me, I have an eye appointment next week. 

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Saw this year's Experience Hendrix show last night at the Albany Palace Theatre.

 

Guitarists:

Eric Johnson

Dweezil Zappa

Mato Nanji

Jonny Lang

Taj Mahal

Dave Mustaine

Joe Satriani

The Slide Brothers

 

Bassists:

Billy Cox

Kevin McCormick

Dug Pinnick

 

Drummers:

Chris Layton

Kenny Arnoff

 

What a fu*king show.  Chris Layton, Billy Cox and Kevin McCormick were the battery for the majority of the night (show ran 8pm - 10:45).  Johnson and Zappa started and played beautifully.  Zappa left for a bit and it was just Johnson, who absolutely smoked.  Nanji came out and stayed out for a lot of the show.  He played some short, but solid, solos - far less of a spotlight guitarist, but still very good.

 

Slide Bros., once they came out, also played in support of some of the other artists, including Jonny Lang (much better than when I saw him with this tour 5 years ago) and Taj Majal.

 

Before the show, I was most intrigued by what Mustaine and Satriani would bring to the table.  I'd heard/read that when Zakk Wylde played with the tour, that he was way too heavy metal and turned a lot of people off (I love that dude, by the way); I was worried that these two might not respect what the night was supposed to be - an evening of Hendrix tunes played respectfully.

 

Mustaine's set was very short - just a couple songs (no spoilers).  He quickly put my worries to rest.  He played the tunes just like Jimi did/would.  You could tell he was having fun up there.  I couldn't name one Megadeth song, so I've never really heard him play.  He came there with the purpose of pumping out quality Hendrix and he delivered.

 

The last third of the show was a three man jam:  Satriani, Pinnick and Arnoff.  HOLY SH*T.  These guys were tight and they absolutely ripped it.  Arnoff was like Mitch Mitchell on steroids.  Phenomenal.  Pinnick's bass lines were simple, but solid; he was also the only one singing.  This was my first time seeing Satriani.  I saw Vai not too long ago and he was great, but obviously wasn't playing the blues.  I was worried that Satriani would bring that style into this show.

 

He did not.  He played Jimi-style blues the whole time.  He mixed a little shredding in, but it was done tastefully.  Overall, this last set was the highlight of the show (judging by crowd reaction, I think most would agree).

 

My son and I both walked away thinking, "this is how Jimi would have played if he had a Floyd Rose."

 

I highly recommend any Hendrix fan to catch this tour.  Fantastic.

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Just got my notification for next weeks Free At Noon show at World Cafe Live, The Claypool Lennon Delerium.  That should be an great time, not crazy about Sean Lennon, but the stuff he has put out together with Les Claypool is really interesting stuff, and well, Les Claypool is Les Claypool.

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