• AiC hace vibrar a México

    8 Oct 2013, 16:50 by mynystry

    Sat 5 Oct – Alice in Chains

    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/91156295/alice.jpg

    Desde que supe que venían a México sabía que no me lo podría perder por nada del mundo. AiC ha sido una de mis bandas favoritas desde siempre, y después de la muerte de Layne ya me había resignado a que no los vería en vivo, pero ¡oh sorpresa!, que se reúnen resguardados bajo la genialidad de Cantrell y la frescura del vocalista William DuVall.

    Para mí Black Gives Way to Blue fue un discazo, y me lamenté de que por unas semanas no tuve chance de ver la gira, ya que en aquel tiempo estaba viviendo en Londres (y no en Leondres), pero se me acabó el veinte poco antes de la fecha del concierto de Alice. Un gran camarada si fue a verlos a Nottingham y siendo él uno de los fans más acérrimos de Layne fue con cierto escepticismo al show. Para su sorpresa fue a un conciertón y hasta me regaló una playerita de recuerdo el canijo (Gracias a Paquita por ese detallazo).

  • Alice in Chains at Glens Falls, NY (May 19th, 2010)

    26 Sep 2010, 08:58 by TheAlleviated

    Wed 19 May – Alice in Chains

    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9611/aic01.jpg
    Concert ticket, wrist band, and the front/back of the guitar pick
    I came to the show without much of an expectation after having seen the NIN/JA tour last summer. After driving for over 3 hours with my friend ppk700 and two others, we arrived at the venue just minutes after the doors opened at 6:30pm. The parking wasn't too far of a walk and getting in was quite the breeze. At the entrance, security guys were checking people and asking them to show what was in their pockets. Upon being asked what was in my pockets, I shrugged and was allowed to pass by with my point and shoot camera pocketed. It was sticking out quite a bit out of my pocket, but luckily enough my flannel shirt covered that. After making a trip down to the bathroom, we got up as close as we could, approximately 4 rows of people back from the stage. At 8:00pm, an unexpected (they weren't billed) opening band took the stage and played 6 songs, taking up about 20-25 minutes. …
  • Alice in Chains at Glens Falls, NY (May 19th, 2010)

    21 May 2010, 01:15 by TheKiller_IsMe

    Wed 19 May – Alice in Chains

    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9611/aic01.jpg
    Concert ticket, wrist band, and the front/back of the guitar pick
    I came to the show without much of an expectation after having seen the NIN/JA tour last summer. After driving for over 3 hours with my friend ppk700 and two others, we arrived at the venue just minutes after the doors opened at 6:30pm. The parking wasn't too far of a walk and getting in was quite the breeze. At the entrance, security guys were checking people and asking them to show what was in their pockets. Upon being asked what was in my pockets, I shrugged and was allowed to pass by with my point and shoot camera pocketed. It was sticking out quite a bit out of my pocket, but luckily enough my flannel shirt covered that. After making a trip down to the bathroom, we got up as close as we could, approximately 4 rows of people back from the stage. At 8:00pm, an unexpected (they weren't billed) opening band took the stage and played 6 songs, taking up about 20-25 minutes. …
  • TJTMMOT #2: My 2009 music retrospective... part I: My favourite albums

    11 Jan 2010, 12:09 by thedaydreamer1

    From my blog.
    THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH MUSIC OUT THERE:
    http://iknownothingaboutmusic.blogspot.com/

    My usual favourite albums list, now augmented to 50!

    Happy New Year everyone!!
    2009 is now long gone, 2010 is now and 2011 is still the future.
    Those of you (my faithful, awesome readers) that know me will no doubt expect this post. Why? Well, it is my perfect opportunity to compile lists, and I really really really like lists! Here you go then:

    Preliminaries
    Ok, first some introductory stuff, last year was a weird year for me, due to my military service, spent apart from Athens in Lamia and Komotini with some periods devoid of new music or even any music whatsoever. Thus I haven't listened to as much music as I wanted and also I have probably not paid as much attention as I should to some of the stuff I have listened too. Then again there's so much music out there that I don't think I'd ever be satisfied with how much I have listened to. …
  • Tuesday Ten: Tracks of the Month (September)

    6 Oct 2009, 17:01 by amodelofcontrol

    Ok, this week there are two Tuesday music roundups (for the first time ever). One is the usual monthly roundup of the best tracks of the past month, the other is the next instalment of my tracks of the decade rundown.

    First up, then: ten tracks for the month (the second will follow on a seperate post):

    Alice in Chains
    Check My Brain
    Black Gives Way to Blue

    I could never in a million years - not even after their triumphant show at Sonisphere - have expected this comeback album to be so sodding good. Fourteen years on from the last album that featured Layne Staley, the reconvened band with new frontman William Duvall have all but picked up from where they left off. The familiar, grinding sound is back, most of the songs still have the same dark feel, but just in a few moments they let a little glimmer of positivity in - a sign, if any more were needed, that this is a rejuvenated band. Layne clearly gets a few nods, and there is, remarkably, not a single duff moment on the album. …
  • Favorite albums by year from 1990 to 2009

    20 Sep 2009, 06:28 by maplejet

    Yeah, I thought I could look at the last 2 decades (where most of the music I listen to is) and see which albums were the best for each year. Now, it will change in the future as I acquire even more albums and listen to the remaining albums from 2009, but here’s what it is right now. Best album for each year + 2 honorable mentions. For each of the best albums per year, I'll give out my 3 favorite tracks from the albums.

    Some years were heavily stacked with a lot of 9/10 and 10/10 albums. Some decisions were tough to make too :(


    1990
    Depeche ModeViolator - The album that got me right into Depeche Mode and is one of the best albums of all time, especially the songs Enjoy the Silence, World in My Eyes, and Personal Jesus.

    Honorable Mentions:
    MegadethRust In Peace
    PanteraCowboys From Hell


    1991
    Pearl JamTen - Pearl Jam's best album to date...their most classic, and the 2009 Ten Redux version made it better with some bonus tracks. …
  • Review: Sonisphere Festival Day Two

    3 Aug 2009, 14:32 by amodelofcontrol

    (Cross-posted and edited from my LJ...Please feel free to assist with filling in the gaps on the setlists - in particular I'm stuffed if I can remember what the missing track on the NIN setlist was)

    Post-Autonomy, my girlfriend chose to head home to Sheffield (continuing thesis write-up pressures), and so my friend Ceri who'd come to Autonomy with us joined me to head south to Sonisphere. And yes, I know I said that I'd declined these recently-won tickets last week, but much to my surprise they arrived on Saturday, and the decision was taken that we should go anyway, at least for the Sunday (especially as that was the day when most of the bands I wanted to see were on).

    Getting there was surprisingly easy - going A6/A14/A1 may not have been the most direct way, but it was probably less hassle than the M1 to Luton and then across - and as the won-tickets were VIP guest ones we had easy, and free, car park access and a much shorter walk to the main arena. …
  • Is Alice In Chains Coming Back

    24 Aug 2007, 18:38 by abourquin

    Seattle Grunge Group Alice in Chains went on tour this last summer, as a tribute to former member/lead singer Layne Staley. The band is also in talks about "filling in" the head spot of the band in with (replacement?) singer William Duvall.

    CANTRELL says, "We're gonna take it like we always did, and we've always kind of made it up as we've gone along. If you were looking at how to really capitalize on this experience and really make dough and make it a profitable thing, a band might, you know come out with a singer, have a record ready and all that. But that's not where we're coming from with this thing. We're coming from the place of 'It feels good, and we're having a good time, so we'd like people to be a part of that.'" KINNEY told Reuters, "We're not trying to replace Layne…We want to play these songs one more time, and if it seems like the right thing to do, it'll happen. I don't know how long it will go or where it will take us. …
  • Alice In Chains - 11/20/2006 at the Fillmore, Denver

    22 Nov 2006, 04:09 by christopherhong

    I was born and raised in the Philippines. My parents were missionaries in south east asia and I spent about 13 years of my childhood growing up in the Philippines. I loved every minute of it and wouldn't trade my third culture childhood for anything, but that's a whole other blog posting.

    The reason I'm talking about the Philippines is because I want to give some context around how monumental this Alice in Chains show was for me. Dirt, AICs second full album, was the first album I really, really got into. I hadn't really been into music much before that (only MC Hammer's Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em, Kriss Kross's Totally Krossed Out and Dj Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince's Homebase, those were dark times, we won't talk about them here) and I remember completely blown away by AIC's Dirt. It was oppressively bleak, BOTH heavy AND melodic at the same time and was unlike anything I had ever heard before. Jerry Cantrell's simple yet competent, minor-key…
  • Seen Live: Alice in Chains

    27 Oct 2006, 04:27 by ns9977a

    Alice in Chains w/ Hurt
    Wed. Oct 25, 2006
    930 Club, Washington, DC

    This show sold out before I even found out about it. But after weeks of searching craig's list and shelling out $90+SH, I managed a ticket.

    So I headed out as soon as I got out of class yesterday at 5, ate at my fav burger joint (Five Guys rocks!), and stood outside the club for over an hour to ensure getting to the front row. That said, there were still about a dozen people ahead of me in line. So I just stood out there watching Halloween 5 from outside the tour bus parked at the curb (I could see through the window). But this was well worth it, as I got right up against the stage.

    Now to the show. Let me just say, Hurt sucked. Sounding like all the other crap on modern rock radio these days, and looking like truckers who recieved a Queer Eye makeover, this was a sad affair. The voice-phaser can be a cool effect, but using it every song get old. Also, opening bands have no business throwing water on the crowd.