What are you listening to?

My wife and I saw Boris a few years ago. I thought it would be insanely loud, but it was only normal loud.

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Didn’t know I was a techno rap fan (or whatever the hell this is), but apparently I am. What a banger!

That reminds me, Cat Power just put out a recording of Dylan songs she covered, I saw one of the videos from a show she did in Sydney and seemed really fantastic. Or I think it’s still in pre-order phase, but she’s promoting it and has a single up.

I’m still kicking myself for having a ticket to see her in 2019 or so after I hadn’t seen her for years, and then I forgot all about it and missed the show. Seems like she’s in a nice stable mental space these days. And still sounds awesome.

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Woahh, jealous, I saw they were touring and I can’t make it to any of their shows! :weary:

Right? The lore surrounding their gigs made me expect more in terms of pure sound pressure :smiley:

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Ooh, nice!! Didn’t expect to be reflecting on past shows again tonight, but I saw Mdou in Oakland a year or two back, it was great. He was touring with the support of Sahel Sounds out of Portland, Oregon, which has a kind of fun origin story if I’m remembering correctly about trading cell phone music with people in western africa. Plus they were the label that launched Les Filles de Illighadad, who I really enjoyed getting to hear.

Around 2018, I drove some three hours on the spur of the moment after hearing that Vieux Farka Toure was playing that night, and it was absolutely worth it. It was some sort of multiple day guitar festival by Lake Tahoe in California, and people were camping there with their families, my favorite memory was that, in the middle of one of his songs, Vieux spotted a couple of young kids who were crowding up to the front of the stage and just crouched down by them and seamlessly transitioned into his own shredded version of Frere Jacques, just to try to get a smile out of them. I thought it was a really lovely gesture, and quite virtuosic to slip it in without breaking any of the other rhythms of the song, and then transitioning back afterwards.

But it seemed like that was one of the highlights of the show for him, to get to see kids there dancing to the music along with everyone else.

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Wow!!!

Happy coincidence, because I wouldn’t have been there if not for the other concert, the day before:

(out of frame, on the left, my happily screaming 12yo enjoying her birthday present)

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Haha, I couldn’t figure out who this pink band is, but it looks like a genuinely terrific gift for a 12yo daughter, that seems like a very special experience : )

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Take 10 paces back and SCRAMBLE YOUR JETS.

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Two of my favourite bands are Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and the great Barry Adamson has played a part in both. He even spent time in Visage and Buzzcocks.

No surprise after listening to his first solo project, Moss Side Story, which plays like a soundtrack to a non-existent movie that BA would eventually move into film scores.

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K-Pop stars Twice ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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:laughing: Haha, the things we do for those we love!

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Yeah, it ranks pretty high on a chart of the most bubblegummiest pop, but it could be so much worse. And as far as “performers” go, I can’t fault what I saw.

Me, I’m - after all - getting used to the 𝔬𝔣𝔣 𝔨𝔬𝔣𝔣 𝔠𝔥𝔯𝔬𝔬𝔬𝔬𝔣 school of Metal vocals. This is a great album:

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Got that when it came out. At the time I didn’t know “Jerusalem” wasn’t an ELP song :wink:

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Wow, that’s pretty great, never heard that before!