Started by Ruckus, Dec 30, 2010, 10:27 AM
Quote from: mahg33ta on Jul 06, 2011, 03:28 PMI plan to be at the Friday show too (if I survive the booze cruise)
Quote from: wolof7 on Jul 12, 2011, 06:55 PMhttp://www.welcometothewest.ca/
Quote from: headhunter on Jul 13, 2011, 09:42 PMOK, so since IMO Middle Brother is one of my top albums of the year so far, and I only really knew Delta Spirit, I bought my first Deer Tick album. Flag Day. Damn, this is really good. OK, now I gotta catch them live. I might be a little late to the game, but this is something I gotta check out. Time to learn more.......
Quote from: Ruckus on Jul 13, 2011, 11:56 PMQuote from: headhunter on Jul 13, 2011, 09:42 PMTime to learn more.......Bout frickin' time Jeff! Man I love these guys. I always thought you'd like them considering some of your tastes that I'm familiar with. I'd go War Elephant next as that is a masterpiece IMO. Seriously, if you got BOFD on vinyl, is there a greater side 1 you've listened to in recent memory? Simply brilliant!They are evolving rather rapidly, particularly since they changed guitarists and it seems like MacCauley is allowing for a lot of creative input from everyone now. Cannot wait for their new album.
Quote from: headhunter on Jul 13, 2011, 09:42 PMTime to learn more.......
Quote from: headhunter on Jul 14, 2011, 08:40 AMRuckus- You have always proven to be a wise sage (and good concert buddy to boot).I will order War Elephant today.
Quote from: wolof7 on Jul 12, 2011, 08:31 PMthat's a badazz shirt. I almost picked it up at the JRoddy show too, got the patch instead...bad move, what the hell am I gonna do with a patch?
Quote from: Penny Lane on Jul 14, 2011, 09:34 AMMAHG33---saw Aunt Martha open for Los Lobos on Sunday night, Brooke and I were hoping for an At Dawn cover but no...so you saw them cover this? can't remember.
Quote from: Ruckus on Jul 14, 2011, 10:01 AMGlad you got up front for the booze cruise mahg33ta. My short ass would have been at the bar the whole time. Yeah that setup is rather odd.And Headhunter: Do not let Penny taint your perspective on your 1st show to be. She's such a hater. I love that they don't bang out a predetermined setlist in order like robots (DBT) ;) but resort to juvenile shenanigans and unpredictability.I love their version of Cheap Sunglasses
Quote from: mahg33ta on Jul 14, 2011, 09:13 AMJeff-You are definitely not late to the game. I agree with what the others that War Elephant is essential listening. I love when an album has so many good songs that your favorite keeps changing over time.On the "how many times have you seen MMJ" I'm amazed by the people who list 30 - 40. I try to fit in as many as possible and still only 3 -4 a year is realistic. As I read their gig lists, the secret is to get on the fan train while the band is still regional (for example, for MMJ their were countless KY gigs in the early days). Since I've been on a Deer Tick tear (5 months or so) they have played 6 gigs within 90 minute drive. It's a little better for me than you since they are Providence-based but they are touring hard, and that's BEFORE the new album comes out. FYI they play 3 shows in NY state in the near future (7/15, 8/11, 8/28).I am a little less optimistic than Ruckus about the direction of the next album, based on the new songs I've heard live (4 I think), but I'll wait and see and hopefully be pleasantly surprised. I realize I haven't chimed in since the boat cruise, besides posting the setlist (which was written on the back of a Panera bag lol). It was a great time. The setup was awful (no stage), so unless you were up front, it was impossible to see anything. And the boat was packed and impossible to move around. So we got upfront and parked ourselves, at the expense of a good drinking night. It was one or the other. It was a lot of fun. They played their Xmas song, which I didn't recognize, but understand now it's a bit of a rarity. But all the regulars were great. Easy is such a great song to get the crowd going.I did not make the next night in Providence, although fully planned to. I had my 8 yr old in tow and we planned on hitting the free concert in the park (would have been his first concert). I even managed to secure some preferred viewing passes through WBRU, so I was pretty pumped. But the weather f-ed up our plans and when they moved the show indoors to Lupos, I decided not to go. Not ready to bring my son to a bar. Sounds from Wolof's report that I missed another good one. >:(Lastly, they are the source of many humorous tweets and facebook posts.