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I could go at this list forever. Will periodically update. Gonna start with 10 and go from there. Inspired by @gagneet
- •NICK CAVE
There's maybe 1-2 people on here that might care about this, but this is mostly for me to have a running list of my first impressions from their 2017 tour. You can live stream their shows every night so that's why this is possible. No repeats through 7 nights of the New York shows so far!
- •07.14.17 • Chicago, IllinoisOpened up with the super weird and glacially paced instrumental "What's the Use" and saw a few new songs debut which is always fun.
- •07.15.16 • Chicago, IllinoisThis is the perfect example of "a good night of Phish is still great." Looking back two weeks later, nothing in particular sticks out, but it was awesome that night.
- •07.16.17 • Chicago, IllinoisThis show kind of snuck up on me. First set had a few clunkers like "The Line," but the second set roared with a "Carini" opener that went into the best "Twenty Years Later" I've put ears on. They world-premiered a new song, "Thread," that hits all sorts of weird time signatures and gets super dark.
I can't say no to an online quiz no matter how stupid most of the time. Here is a running list of the results.
Third quarter of concert going this year.
- •JIMMY HERRING & THE INVISIBLE WHIP07/22/17: WorkPlay Theatre • Birmingham, AL: Only their third show ever and they sold out 500 seat WorkPlay. Of course, this band is stacked with long-time music vets of a million different bands (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic, Leftover Salmon, etc.) Good mix of styles, all instrumental. Heck of a night of music for $20.
Been on a stand-up kick lately.
- •AZIZ ANSARILive at Madison Square Garden (2015)
- •ALI WONGBaby Cobra (2016)
- •JOHN MULANEYThe Comeback Kid (2015)
10 day adventure begins today....
- •My friend I'm staying with is friends with the guy that owns this brewery.
- •Starting with a bang
- •A zillion miles up, but Nick Cave is forever amazing.
Archive.org is the best thing ever if you're a live music junkie (particularly for bands that allow/encourage taping.) I've been searching it pretty thoroughly lately to find and listen to concerts I went to. I'll update as I find and listen to them.
- 1.Leftover Salmon: 02/14/97 • Varsity Music Hall • Tuscaloosa, ALGreat show from the wild Colorado band famed for their "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass" music that's a hybrid of bluegrass, zydeco, calypso, stoner rock, etc. I remember I was kind of hanging out with this woman around this time. We'd both made individual plans for Valentine's Day: me this concert, her a rave. We invited each other. Both stuck to our plans. I was scared of going on more dates when she told me her ex-boyfriend was about to get out of prison. https://archive.org/details/los1997-02-14
- 2.Leftover Salmon: 04/15/00 • Birmingham-Southern College • Birmingham, ALMy friend's band opened this show and got several shoutouts throughout the set. This college often had closed concerts, so we'd sneak into them (not easy to do as it's a gated campus) or we'd ask randos to take us as guests or borrow campus IDs from friends of friends that went there. https://archive.org/details/los2000-04-15/los2000-04-15d01t02.flac
I'm gonna be in Chicago for ten days soon for a combo of vacation and work. I know the standard issue stuff like Wrigley, The Bean, Architecture Boat tour, etc. I'm looking to go deep on some off the wall stuff that the average tourist probably doesn't seek out.
- •Food: Tell me the best spots for various Eastern European foods: Polish, Serbian, etc. Also really into Greek, Persian, Afghan, Nepalese, etc.
- •Record stores: fire away
- •Peculiar museums. I think I saw there's a Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art? That kind of stuff.
Inspired by @macnchz. Such a great list idea. Probably a mistake to try and cobble it together halfway through the year without food photos, but here it goes.
- •Rasika • Washington, DCThis place is some next level Indian food. Definitely need to make a reservation for this spot. You aren't going to walk in off the street and get a table.
- •District Doughnut • Washington, DCOff the beaten path doughnuts. Really good.
- •Hot Diggity Dogs • Birmingham, ALTheir angle is peculiar hotdogs (e.g. gochujang, pickled onions, Korean BBQ sauce or pickled ginger and seaweed relish dogs.) It was good, but a bit overhyped for what it costs IMO.
A running list of things I'm into that I don't feel like doing an entire list about.
- •These USA national team Pride jerseys.
- •Forgetting to check the mail on Saturday and finding tickets to your Labor Day weekend plans in your mailbox on Sunday.
- •My birthday was a few weeks ago and a friend of mine made cupcakes for the party that were frosted like the corpse paint (face paint) of Scandinavian black metal bands. 😂