• Artists/Bands I've seen live - reviews, part 3

    8 Dec 2009, 17:35 by _agatka_

    Another update to my previous journals.
    Part 1 (2006)
    Part 2 (2008)

    21. Maj Party (IRA, Perfect) – Kraków, Poland 2008
    It would have been a sin not to go to any concerts during Juwenalia. That’s why I ended up, totally spontaneously, on a series of concerts featuring Skangur, Alergen, IRA and Perfect headlined by German (allegedly) nu-metal band called H-Blockx. I came to the place of concert too late to hear Alergen (not that I regret it! The lateness was 100% purposeful) and I paid no attention to the second band – Skangur – as I was too busy meeting friends, buying beer, talking and hanging out near barbecue stands to see if they have anything tasty to eat. The only thing that actually stuck in my head was that Skangur used a lot of trumpet – good for them haha. Next, IRA came on stage, so we decided it was high time to leave the ‘beer village’ and come closer to the stage. This, unfortunately, turned out to be more difficult than we expected…
  • The Present Tour

    15 Nov 2009, 11:16 by Rissan

    Sat 14 Nov – Yes


    Benoit David - Vocals
    Steve Howe - Guitar
    Chris Squire - Bas
    Oliver Wakeman - Keyboards
    Alan White - Drums

    A nice evening of Yes music I have to say. The band returned to an early eigthies way of line-up, Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White, accompanied by two new members, Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman, which gave the band a change to perform tracks that hadn't been performed since Jon Anderson returned in 1982. It was great to hear them perform Tempus Fugit and Machine Messiah. The setlist wasn't well balanced, but it gave a good idea of what the band has been capable of writing over the fourty years of existance. Benoit David[/artists] sounds a lot like Jon Anderson but he is able of creating a complete different atmosphere on stage. And well what is it with the Wakeman family, it seems they're all capable of playing like pater familias Rick Wakeman. Oliver Wakeman played like he was in Yes for years, as if a young copy of his dad had returned.
  • Yes, he can! (Sound like Jon, that is!)

    17 Dec 2008, 02:46 by DudeTheMath

    Mon 15 Dec – Yes

    No opening act; who could open for them? (Although we do have a local prog band, Cryptic Vision, they're rather closer to prog metal.)

    This was the penultimate stop of the tour, and Wednesday night's show will be shorter. Ruth Eckerd Hall holds about 2100 people. It looked like all the $75 seats were full, only about half the $55, and most of the $35 seats. The crowd skewed older than me, and one couple in front of me had brought their teenaged son! The guy next to me had seen them live before--in April, 1979!

    They started off according to tradition (as I understand, having never made it to a show before), with the excerpt from Stravinsky's Firebird. Ruth Eckerd Hall has very little backstage, and all the players ended up out front long before the excerpt ended. They kind of looked at each other with that "I guess we'll wait" look.

    But as soon as that faded, they launched right into Siberian Khatru (again, following tradition).

  • Summery of .v. 19

    11 May 2008, 18:50 by Snowman01

    Man, this week I have almost only listen to music xD But i only have 1-2 records with some of the bands, like Opeth and Pavement...

    13th Floor Elevators
    Acid Mothers Temple
    Alan Parson Project
    Alice In Chains
    Allman Brothers Band
    Amon Duul II
    Anderson, Wakeman, Bruford, Howe
    Ars Nova
    Atomic Rooster
    Bachman Turner Overdrive
    Black Mountain
    Black Sabbath
    Black Widow
    Blind Faith
    Blind Guardian
    Blue Cheer
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Blues Traveler
    Blå Tåget
    Bob Dylan
    Brand X
    Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Springsteen
    Captain Beefheart
    Captain Beyond
    Canned Heat
    Chroma Key
    Circus Maximus
    Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Danko Jones
    Dark Crown
    David Bowie
    David Gilmour
    Dead Soul Tribe
    Deep Purple
    Def Leppard
    Demons & Wizards
    Derek and the Dominos
    Derek Sherinian
  • Concerts I've Been To (updated 22/04/09)

    11 Nov 2005, 13:43 by totalgridlock


    The Darkness, Sweatmaster & Pablo
    01 November 2002 - Academy III, Manchester, UK

    Nickelback & Default
    01 December 2002 - MEN Arena, Manchester, UK

    Red Hot Chili Peppers & The Mars Volta
    11 March 2003 - MEN Arena, Manchester, UK

    The Darkness & Ten Benson
    28 March 2003 - Academy III, Manchester, UK

    Bon Jovi & Live
    26 June 2003 - Old Trafford Football Ground, Manchester, UK

    The Darkness, 3 Inches of Blood & The Webb Brothers
    15 October 2003 - The Apollo, Manchester, UK

    The Darkness, Ten Benson & Young Heart Attack
    10 December 2003 - The Apollo, Manchester, UK

    Dream Theater
    16 January 2004 - The Apollo, Manchester, UK

    Whitesnake & The Quireboys
    10 October 2004 - The Apollo, Manchester, UK

    Nightwish & Tristania
    18 February 2005 - Academy I, Manchester, UK

    HammerFall, Metalium & Reckless Tide
    02 September 2005 - Bloodstock Metalfest, Derby, UK

    Within Temptation, After Forever, Bob Catley & Season's End