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  • Wed 15 Apr - Murder By Death (1000th show spectacular!)

    16 Apr 2009, 18:53 by jurlacher

    Wed 15 Apr – Murder by Death

    A week after my last great gig in Ann Arbor, we were back again for another! While I did see Murder By Death not too long ago, I was really looking forward to this show because I intended to arrive early enough to actually see them this time. And I did! Too early, if anything, as the doors opened a half hour late and we were left standing in the cold for longer than I would have liked. Still, it allowed us to sell our spare ticket and snag some good seats, so things worked out alright.

    Perhaps to make up for the late doors, the show got started within 15 minutes or so. The first band, Brighton, MA was pretty good. Fairly standard indie rock stuff with a few danceable tracks and vocals that were somewhere between Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Not unpleasant by any means, and that's all I ask out of opening bands these days. Their short set flew by quickly, and next up were Javelins who were also quite good! They played an even shorter selection of songs than the first opener…
  • brighton, ma

    16 Nov 2008, 15:13 by klienicum

    http://i35.tinypic.com/2f0atxi.jpg

    ganz hübsch, was die band da zaubert. chamber pop? irgendwas zwischen herzerwärmung und mitwipprhythmus. eine stimme, die zwischen rauer kehle und lieblich changiert, musikalische begleitung aus wachem bass, undramatischem schlagwerk und wenig synthetischem. zumindest auf scheibe, live treten sie mit drei gitarren an. von brighton, ma ist die rede, eine kapelle, die von einem gründungsmitglied des scotland yard gospel choirs ins leben gerufen wurde. damit ist auch klar, dass die band nicht aus brighton, sondern aus chicago stammt. nur um keine irrungen aufkommen zu lassen. "amateur lovers" heißt das gerade veröffentlichte album und impliziert einen status, den sich die jungs um matthew kerstein längst weggespielt haben sollten. denn das hört sich doch alles andere als amateuerhaft an.
    hier weiter: http://dasklienicum.blogspot.com/2008/11/neue-tne-457-brighton-ma.html

    Brighton, MA
  • Bands I've Seen Live

    2 Aug 2007, 11:13 by arpho

    2001:

    Toya - August 18 - East Towne Mall Parking Lot, Madison, WI
    Youngstown - August 18 - East Towne Mall Parking Lot, Madison, WI
    Plus One - August 18 - East Towne Mall Parking Lot, Madison, WI
    Eden's Crush - August 18 - East Towne Mall Parking Lot, Madison, WI
    Jessica Simpson - August 18 - East Towne Mall Parking Lot, Madison, WI

    2002:

    Soluna - ?? - Z104 Studio (Clearchannel Radio), Fitchburg, WI

    2004:

    Atomship - February 21 - Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
    Default - February 21 - Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
    Evanescence - February 21 - Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

    Blame It On Rio - August 28 - Stoughton Youth Center, Stoughton, WI
    Nipples and Lasers - August 28 - Stoughton Youth Center, Stoughton, WI
    Autodafe - August 28 - Stoughton Youth Center, Stoughton, WI
    Tyghtan - August 28 - Stoughton Youth Center, Stoughton, WI
    BRP - August 28 - Stoughton Youth Center, Stoughton, WI
    Carry On Kids - August 28 - Stoughton Youth Center, Stoughton, WI
  • SLipping (in other words; why i love live music, and especially, the SLip)

    20 Mar 2007, 06:01 by wasteland07

    if you close your eyes, it's like you're standing inside the music--you can't hear anything else but the music and in your chest you feel the throbbing, pounding music an you don't even need ears because you can feel the music--all of it, every bit--and it takes you over and fills you up and it's all you need and you open your eyes and there's Brad, the guitarist and lead singer, playing so hard he's almost knocking himself over, making faces like he's surprised, can't believe what's coming out of his soul through his fingers on the guitar and his voice through the microphone and you're so close, right up against the stage and there isn't anywhere else you'd rather be because here, there is everything you'll ever need and you look over at the drummer, Andrew, who is drumming so hard his hat is falling off and his feet never stop moving and he is digging in his treasure box of tricks for the FischerPrice Xylaphone and Mark is playing the bass and the keyboard at the same time and Brad is…
  • Survey for the Bored!

    17 Oct 2006, 23:28 by arpho

    What was the last concert you attended?
    Tilly and the Wall w/ Devin Davis & Brighton, MA.

    How many people were there?
    Probably 150ish? I don't actually know, it's a small venue. But it was pretty much filled, and I'm not sure how many people it holds.

    What bands have you seen in concert the most, and how many times?
    A Gnarly Swell x7
    Off The Deep End x7
    Catch Fire x5
    The Satirists x3
    BRP x2
    Jukebox Heroes x2
    Jimmy Newquist x2
    Coheed and Cambria x2
    Amber Pacific x2
    Ben Folds x2
    Something to Do x2
    John Ralston x2
    Dashboard Confessional x2
    A lot of those are locals, but oh well. And those are all of my repeats, as well. Most were well worth it.

    Do you have any set lists? From what bands?
    Lots of A Gnarly Swell setlists. And one from an Amber Pacific show. I think I have some others, but I don't even know.

    Are there any CDs in close proximity to you? Which ones?
    As in next to me or next to my heart? Haha. Assuming you mean the second one...lots.
    Viva Hate
    You Are The Quarry
  • 10/8/06 - Tilly and the Wall, Devin Davis, & Brighton, MA, Madison

    10 Oct 2006, 17:57 by ilamya