• Album of the week 20/2011 and other stuff that's hot

    Mai 23 2011, 8h23 por Hollow0ne

    I was sitting at home, bored to death and came up with the idea of weekly journal simply called "Album of the week". I'll review the album I've been listening the most during past 7 days, according to Last.fm of course. I'll also make a quick note about other bands and songs that have been on heavy rotation during that timeline.

    So the first album of the week for the week 20 is:
    Snakes & Arrows
    Rush has topped my lately charts these past few months as I re-discovered them, thanks to their concert in Helsinki few weeks ago. I've had Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves and Snakes & Arrows in my record collection for a few years, but since they announced the gig and I bought the tickets I decided to take a closer look at their catalog, just so that I could enjoy the concert more if I knew the songs better. I also saw the documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage and that initially blew me away. Now Rush has become of my favourite bands of all time.
  • Rush Live (July 9, 2008, Toronto)

    Jul 13 2008, 4h56 por Quartertonality

    Wed 9 Jul – Rush

    Nothing can beat a good arena rock show. It is a totally different experience than seeing a concert at a small venue put on by an act that is only known by a relative few. Not better, not worse, different.

    Rush has always been able to play large venues. Their first live album, that came out after their 4th studio effort (the legendary 2112) was recorded in Massey Hall, which was probably the last time that they played a venue so small. This was the third time that I have seen Rush live, my first time being in 1997 on their “Test for Echo” tour, which I was lucky enough to end up in the front row (don’t ask me how that happened) and then I saw them last year on the “Snakes and Arrows” tour at the same venue, only in the very cheap seats, on the 4th of July. What better way to celebrate American Independence than with 3 Canadians? Those shows and this one had almost the exact same venue: a large, outdoor ampitheater with the partially covered, bowl shaped seating arrangement, pretty common. …
  • An Evening with Rush in Pittsburgh - Includes Setlist

    Jul 4 2008, 2h45 por sablespecter

    Wed 2 Jul – Rush

    Special thanks to my Rush buddies KMV and NVD from last year for another great time, and to D and his wife E for a nice welcome to their place before the show! After last year's show NVD asked me if I was satisfied and I said, "Of course not. That was only the first show!" I'm still not - we're just getting started, and still need to do a Rush show as a crew with JCV, who wasn't able to work the logistics to join us this time.

    As with last year's show in Cleveland, Rush is still doing their three-hour show, starting at ~7:45, with a 30-minute intermission, and finishing at 11. The pavilion at the Post Gazette Pavilion was likely sold out, and the lawn was decently full. Also as with last year, the weather was perfect - a cool, dry night. Attending my second Rush show inside of a year confirms two things: Rush crowds are always psyched-up, becuase they're music geeks that know their band, their history, and their prog rock in general. …
  • Rush April 13 2008 @ 7:50 pm

    Abr 16 2008, 5h19 por BobbyTheNinja

    Sun 13 Apr – Rush
    This was my third time watching Rush. They opened with the same video intro, following Limelight, as the last time I saw them back in June 15 2007. They also played other classic which they didn't play the last time I saw them, such as Red Barchetta, The Trees, and 2112: Overture / The Temples of Syrinx. Instead of watching them in an outside venue, this was my first time watching them in an inside venue. Their sound was incredible along with the several different types of lights, and their performance. The song I got the most crazy for in this concert was for 2112: Overture / The Temples of Syrinx. As soon as I heard the beginning intro to the song, I went berserk and screamed at the top of my lungs along with my other friends who were with me and the rest of the crowd. Pretty much lost my voice from that one scream. It has been about 4 years since I last saw them perform that song and I was so grateful. The encore also ended up being the same as the last time I saw them and I didn't mind that at all. …
  • Rush - Great Entertainers Provide a Great Night's Entertainment

    Out 4 2007, 10h36 por JohnBHenry

    Rush - SECC, Glasgow, 3rd October 2007

    I could say this show was brilliant, awesome or incredible all these superlatives quite simply fail to relate the actual experience of seeing Rush live. Since they're one of the bands I feel everyone should have listened to I don't think I should have to explain to anyone the sheer brilliance in their work. I think for me the thing that works best is the way that all of the instruments have equal importance in the music and it's all about the interplay between them.

    The only criticism I have of the gig is that it was all seated, which seems ridiculous since everyone's first action upon the band coming onstage is to stand up and remain standing for the whole gig. This would appear to disadvantage the smaller members of the audience who may get stuck behind a taller person and be unable to do anything about it.

    Setlist is taken from here, and I'm pretty sure it's correct, yay for big bands playing one setlist for a whole tour.

    Set One
  • Rush at SPAC on June 30th, 2007 - one of the best nights I've EVER had

    Set 24 2007, 22h55 por shakeitmadam

    Sat 30 Jun – Rush

    This is a review for my college newspaper:

    "Over the summer, I had the utmost privilege of seeing Rush at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York. Never heard of Rush? That’s a travesty, considering the trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart has been active since 1974, are fifth place (behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, and Aerosmith) in most consecutive gold and platinum albums by a rock band, and are widely considered to be the best musicians in their field, as each member has accumulated at least three honors of “Best ______ in the World” since their origins.

    The day (June 30th, 2007) couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The weather was beautiful (a sunny, cloudless sky with a temperature of 75-80°) and it was the beginning of summer – no better time to be alive, in my opinion. After hanging around on the lawn (no stadium seating for us), listening to other progressive rock music like King Crimson and Jethro Tull, play over the speakers…
  • Cleveland's Evening with Rush - Includes Setlist *SPOILERS!*

    Ago 31 2007, 21h16 por sablespecter

    Thu 30 Aug – Rush

    Rush did a three-hour show, starting at 7:45, with a 30-minute intermission, and finished at 11. The pavilion was likely sold out, and the lawn was packed. Weather was perfect - a cool, dry night. I love this kind of show: a crowd filled with other similar-aged psyched-up music geeks that can hold intelligent conversations about their favorite bands and spike it with some great trivia and personal war stories. And Rush fans certainly know their band, their history, and their prog rock in general. And this crowd was happy and pumped.

    Stage set includes not a laundry washer machine or sandwich vending machine, but three commercial chicken rotisserie ovens.

    Neil Peart's kit is a beautiful red, with a gold snake and silver arrow motif.

    Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee look as they usually do, Neil wearing the button-down long-sleeve collared shirt, and Geddy wearing a tee - specifically, Ohio State Buckeyes (thanks for the props, Geddy!) Neil in fine hat…
  • Rush June 15 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    Jun 16 2007, 20h15 por BobbyTheNinja

    Fri 15 Jun – An Evening With Rush
    The first Rush concert I went to was 3 years ago for their 30th anniversary tour. The concert last night was just as amazing as it was 3 years ago. It was great how they started the show with Limelight. They played 9 songs from their new album which was great because that album is amazing. After playing Witch Hunt Geddy Lee said "It's time for some Malignant Narcissism" and right after playing that song, Neil Peart started with his drum solo which was PERFECT. They also did a little intro movie for Tom Sawyer with the South Park kids. They were trying to cover the song in their own cover band with a poster behind them that said "Lil' Rush". I found the entire thing hilarious. For the encore they actually played A Passage to Bangkok which I never thought they would play that song. Then they ended it with YYZ which was also PERFECT. The following is the set list from last night:

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