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Posted: Jun 10, 2010 5:48 pm
 
Pantera when I was 13. Spent most of this one sick on the bathroom floor. But I sure was proud of my t-shirt.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 5:56 pm
 
Billy Ray Cyrus at the mid south coliseum. I went with a chick and her freind and I was trying to get out of the freind zone. Carl Perkins did show up at the end and played "blue suede shoes" with mullet man. Still. shitty concert.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:03 pm
 
Triumph, Lakeview Arena, 1979. What else is there to do in Marquette? At least I didn't pay - door guy recognized me from the radio station or something. Absolutely godawful. The drummer went upside down in a cage but it didn't help.

My opinion, however, may have differed substantially from much of the crowd.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:07 pm
 
The drummer went upside down in a cage


My kid was showing me a video of Slipknot's drummer doing that on youtube. He thought it was the greatest, most original thing ever. I had to pull up a video of Tommy Lee doing it, and now I found out that he ripped off Triumph!
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:35 pm
 
I went with a chick and her freind and I was trying to get out of the freind zone.

you just won the "horrible things you would endure to get in a girls pants" award.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:45 pm
 
you just won the "horrible things you would endure to get in a girls pants" award.


I never even got close to getting in her pants! I'm a douche.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 8:29 pm
 
80s : Moody Blues
90s: The Mavericks
00s: Andrew WK
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 8:38 pm
 
I was designated driver to a Steve Miller concert in the 90s.

At least I got to make out with a new girl out of it.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 8:43 pm
 
David Allen Coe in Bald Knob, Arkansas late eighties. Outdoor daytime show in the summer. There wasn't a guy there with his shirt on including me. It looked like a man titty convention. Drunk assholes everywhere. How nobody got knifed is a miracle.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 8:47 pm
 
Quiet Riot w/ Autograph at the Memphis Colosseum.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 9:04 pm
 
90s: The Mavericks

Really?

David Allen Coe in Bald Knob, Arkansas late eighties

Really, really?
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 10:16 pm
 
Jets To Brazil at Barristers
AFI / Swinging Utters at Barristers

yuck.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 11:09 pm | Edited by: SSSSSSS
 
90s: The Mavericks
Really?


Yeah, I love a lot of their tunes, but they were going through a kinda gay period there in the late 90s. So the crowd was gay, drink prices were gay, it was getting a little chilly out and it just ain't easy to follow Junior Brown. Wound up bailing before they finished.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 11:14 pm
 
A half a day of a Pitchfork Fest... Stephen fucking Malkmus, New Pornographers...and a bunch of other grody bullshit... set across an ocean of sockless vegan fools in ironic t-shirts, beards, tight shorts and docksiders. My only entertainment was pitching peanuts into peoples backpacks with my friend's 7 year old..
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 11:59 pm
 
David Allen Coe in Bald Knob, Arkansas late eighties

Really, really?


Really. It was like an "outlaw country" fest with DAC headlining. Great show! I just wouldn't want to relive it. I remember almost cold cocking some drunk bastard who had trouble keeping his hands off my then fiancee. Had I know then what I know now I would have just let him have the bitch.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 1:40 am
 
1.jeff buckley 2nd mon. night @barristers
he was coked to the gills screaming at the sound guy

2.Ween @ Antenna
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 8:39 am
 
Pitchfork Fest...

can't beat that.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 8:41 am
 
David Allen Coe in Bald Knob, Arkansas late eighties. Outdoor daytime show in the summer. There wasn't a guy there with his shirt on including me. It looked like a man titty convention. Drunk assholes everywhere. How nobody got knifed is a miracle.

Sheesh, my husband would LOVE this.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 8:49 am
 
A half a day of a Pitchfork Fest...

This wins by a long shot ... that's right out of my nightmares.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 5:20 pm
 
Unrest - Memphis, TN 1993
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 5:30 pm
 
Sheesh, my husband would LOVE this.

Sheesh, I would LOVE this. Sounds like heaven to me.

Memphis in May Musicfest in like, 2001. I started drinking tequila with some people I kind of knew at noon. Went down there...hot, muddy and humid...pitched a tequila fit, and everyone I went down there with disappeared! Got pissed on (for real), and a ton of beer spilled on me. Saw Bobby Dylan...I think...last act, and the only other thing I remember is seeing a sea of "Pronto Pups" plastic cups littering Tom Lee Park. Definitely not something I'd ever want to repeat.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 6:04 pm
 
once i got talked into going to see this shit. worst most boring night of my life. my friend was pissed at me for like a week for not giving it a chance. fuck this guy. i hope he gets blown up on stage one day by shitty pyrotechnics.
http://www.peterbreinholt.com/
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 6:10 pm | Edited by: Wes Memphis
 
I feel ya. Just listening to a few seconds from a couple of those songs made me want to rout my eardrums out with an icepick.

I'm waiting for someone to step up to the plate and say Gigi Allin.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 8:31 pm
 
jimmy buffet with a girlfriend in the summer of 1990. her idea.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 8:33 pm
 
Jets To Brazil at Barristers
AFI / Swinging Utters at Barristers

yuck.


I hope you weren't there for the first band, Maestro.
Posted: Jun 11, 2010 10:43 pm
 
once i got talked into going to see this shit. worst most boring night of my life. my friend was pissed at me for like a week for not giving it a chance. fuck this guy. i hope he gets blown up on stage one day by shitty pyrotechnics.
http://www.peterbreinholt.com/

staccato james taylor.
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 9:01 am
 
black halos
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 10:12 am
 
Wreckless Eric at the Hi-Tone a couple of years ago. He started berating the crowd for talking while he was playing about the third song -I walked out. Fuck you asshole. Can't really listen to him anymore with out thinking about how much of a douche he is.
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 10:38 am
 
Wreckless Eric at the Hi-Tone a couple of years ago. He started berating the crowd for talking while he was playing about the third song -I walked out. Fuck you asshole. Can't really listen to him anymore with out thinking about how much of a douche he is.
Eric is cooler than you and your talkative friends!
Eric rules!!
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 11:17 am
 
Wrong again, BALLS!

Also, one time I saw the Spin Doctors.
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 11:26 am
 
If you go see someone play acoustic, you should be prepared to sing along or shut the fuck up. That's kinda how it works. On the other hand, I saw some loud indie band on K play at Barristers one time. They were complaining that people were playing pool in the other room. That was lame, it didn't disturb their terrible music.
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 1:21 pm
 
Wes Memphis that sounds like everytime I've gone to a free Lynard Skynard show...I guess I'm just used to it, because I keep going to those things, but I know what you're saying.

I'm in the same boat with Eric on the indie rock shows... as a general rule the shittier they are the more popular they seem to be which is the worse thing...why are people so fucking stupid? God too many shitty bands I can't even name one off the top of my head....fuck I guess Enkindels...dude I'd hang out with them cuz they're local, but goddamn their music and fans really irritate me...mostly because they're local! It's a fucking conundrum of pure shit....it's a human centipede with no beginning or end, just a constant regurgitation of crap...that should be the premise for Human Centipede III.

Also I hear ya about the shut up, sing along, or get out when it comes to acoustic shows...but I'm about to start doing my acoustic act around town soon, I've listened to so many old John Lee Hooker records, where there's just a din of chatter and clanking glasses in the background, that I don't think it would even matter to me. One of my favorite solo performers here who only plays maybe once a year plays like a 3 hour set....so people are always talking through it, but it's amazing how it seems to help with the ambiance. I prefer quiet, but if people talk through my set it doesn't bother me in a way I think I'll like it.
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 3:42 pm
 
Bedhead @Liberty Lunch '95

Mega-YAWN. Went with friends that were into drony Anglophile Britpop heroin-induced bullshit. Coulda stayed home and slept for free.
Posted: Jun 12, 2010 8:48 pm
 
Thanks for laying down the rules bucko. Forgive my ignorance.

NOT!
FUCK THAT SHIT! I paid 15 bucks just like all the talkers. It was at the Hi-Tone and his guitar and vox were plenty loud. I wasn't even "with" the talkers (not all of whom frequent this board, but are friends of many of us, including you). It was fucking pathetic watching a petulant old loser stamp his feet and demand silence from the 20 people who showed up for his show.

But thanks for the tip, lamestain.
Posted: Jun 13, 2010 11:08 am
 
I'm waiting for someone to step up to the plate and say Gigi Allin.

I think I have an idea for a burlesque act.

My Worst. Concert. Evar. was probably Kansas and Night Ranger at Sea World on New Year's Eve 1987. They both played two sets in an outdoor ampitheater to several thousand high school band kids. Both sets were identical, and because they were outdoors, you could hear them all through the park. Also, my date dumped me for her ex-boyfriend half-way through the night.
Posted: Jun 13, 2010 6:50 pm
 
It was fucking pathetic watching a petulant old loser
Why would you pay 15 bucks to go and watch an old loser?
Posted: Jun 13, 2010 10:33 pm
 
I got roped into seeing Looper play at St Andrews Hall in detroit in '97. No one told me they were a Belle & Sebastian side project, and I fucking HATE B&S so much I would rather be killed by fatally loud white noise. $8, no opening band, pretentious indie rocker home movies in background. Best of all, do you know why they are called "Looper"? Because their songs consist of vocals and holding down one key on a keyboard that triggers A LOOP.

One time I was on tour, our show in San Diego got canceled and we jumped on a show at this shitty bar with a bunch of 18 year olds who had synchronized guitar moves and were reliving LA Guns/Warrant. Even though they weren't born yet when that shit was fouling the air. I was pretty embarrassed for myself that night.
Posted: Jun 13, 2010 10:45 pm
 
Enuff Z'Nuff
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:25 am
 
Hasil Adkins

Maybe someday I'll buy some HA records, but that show was horrible. If I recall, the opening band's drummer refused to lend Haze his kickdrum. So Mr. Adkins told the audience to fuck off and then either sat or stood onstage staring at us for an hour without playing a note. Not a good first impression, yunno; I hadn't heard any of his records yet and after that whole ordeal still haven't either.

I wouldn't like to relive OKGO or Wolf Eyes either; two entirely different forms of annoying and/ or tortuous right thur
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:30 am
 
Basically, Looper were vastly preferable to all of the aforementioned bullshit; I saw them too, in what seems like a past life at this point (1999 or so?)
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 8:57 am
 
If you didn't dig Eric's set that's your right. I'm not saying you should. I'm just saying it's also his right to tell people to shut the fuck up. No need to call names.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 10:22 am
 
Iron & Wine @ Martin's in Jackson maybe 2003?

Dude actually stopped playing and complained about the loudness of the crowd. "There's a bar down the street if you just want to drink and talk," he said. Asshole didn't realize he was playing AT A BAR, not the ballet auditorium. Not our faults no one could hear his whispery beard rock.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 12:42 pm
 
which err loops back to a previous part of the thread. Why are you going to a bar and paying money to see a band you hate when you could have your friends over or go to a bar that doesn't have a cover?
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 12:42 pm
 
Basically, Looper were vastly preferable to all of the aforementioned bullshit; I saw them too, in what seems like a past life at this point (1999 or so?)

Was it that show at the New Daisy w/ the Flaming Lips?
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 1:16 pm
 
Luckily I've forgotten all those bad shows, but usually anybody with a bunch of synthesizers and/or drum machines will send me packing. Twee vocals and plodding drummers too.

Also, people who look like they're suffering on stage are too much agony to relive.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 1:56 pm
 
the day of rock and roll New Orleans Superdome 1981
Heart,Ted Nugent's Guitar Army,Foghat,REO Speedwagon,Rockets
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 2:01 pm
 
I'm just saying it's also his right to tell people to shut the fuck up. No need to call names.

You told me to shut the fuck up and I wasn't even the one talking. Eric has got a right to drop his pants and shit in a tip bucket too but I paid to see the fuckface and if he's boring and not engaging the crowd that paid to see him, I don't think he should be bitching us out over his failure.

Acting put out by the audience's behavior or bitching about some aspect of the show from the stage is enough to ruin my opinion of any performer. I've seen BBQ act like a little bitch, both Ian Svenonius and Jack White threaten physical violence against friends who were running sound. Fuck all those people (not like I ever thought the White Stripes were any good).
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 2:49 pm
 
Greg didn't tell you to shut the fuck up.

And also, if everyone there paid $15 to see Eric, maybe they would have liked to hear the show, not a bunch of hipsters talkin' all loud an shit.

I've also watched BBQ chase a dude outta the venue (hozac 2006 or 07) - that guy he chased out was a fucking annoying prick - I'm glad Mark punked him out.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:13 pm | Edited by: jaysutton
 
G. Love & Special Sauce.

My girlfriend at the time had purchased tickets for us in advance without consulting me and was quite excited for the show. Enduring it was bad enough but it happened to coincide with game 2 of the 2004 World Series featuring my favorite team's (St. Louis) return to the Series for the first time in 17 years. I spent the entire night getting text updates on my phone from a friend and watching a bunch of hippies dance to godawful music. I should have put my foot down.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:21 pm
 
I played in the opening band at that Wreckless Eric show. There were no hipsters there (there was hardly anyone there.) Everyone was really excited to see him, Sam included, but it was painfully boring and he came off like an arrogant prick. The crowd was bummed. He told us he didn't want us to play too loud and we obliged him, then he was twice as loud as us. Most of the people seemed irritated that they had payed 15 bucks to see this legend get up there and complain and refuse to play anything his fans knew. Maybe he was havin a bad night.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:26 pm
 
HONKY was the worst. The Feelers were asked to play the Texas Rollerderby Finals in Austin in 2006. None of us knew anything about this band besides seeing their stickers everywhere. I was told that a Butthole Surfer was in the band and got excited. What a waste of excitement.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:32 pm
 
HONKY was the worst.

I think I've complained here before about getting stuck seeing this band in opening slots...just awful. I think Pinkus might have moved on to something that doesn't suck (or at least isn't irredeemably bad).
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:34 pm
 
Yeah, Pinkus is currently in a band called Pure Luck. Saw them open for Nick Oliveri on his solo tour. They were decent.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:44 pm
 
Maybe he was havin a bad night.
guess so - they (Eric & audience) appeared to be having fun in New Haven
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:58 pm
 
Maybe Eric was just upset that Memphis didn't go the whole wide world for him that night...
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 4:01 pm
 
Sam, I didn't tell you to shut up, just stated that it's pretty much accepted at acoustic sets. I didn't invent this. Sounds like it was a terrible show. I'm in no position to argue. I wasn't there.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 4:16 pm
 
Rich Balls, shut the fuck up.

Arman has a good Honky story re: them opening for Team Dresch or something.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 4:18 pm
 
Sam - slob on my knob. or go cry.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 4:31 pm
 
which err loops back to a previous part of the thread. Why are you going to a bar and paying money to see a band you hate when you could have your friends over or go to a bar that doesn't have a cover?

Didn't hate them to begin with... was friends with the bartender/booker who talked them up and went out of curiosity. A bar = regulars who are going to be there being drunk and loud no matter who the hell's playing.

Just sayin' that if you expect everyone's rapt attention like it's the fucking symphony or opera or something, pay more attention to the venues you're booking.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 5:24 pm
 
oh yeah, les claypool's "joke" jam band made me want to donate my ears to a rabid pit bull
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 8:11 pm
 
Is his joke band called Primus?
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 8:39 pm
 
Is his joke band called Primus?

ZING!!!

*Jimmie Dale Gilmore at the Hi-Tone. Have been a huge fan for about fifteen years so was very excited to see him. Was one of the most boring shows i've ever seen. Left after the third song.

Jeff Evans- pulls off telling a story on stage like nobody else.
JDG- Not so much- was yawning through the second story between the second and third song.

*Junior Brown at the Continental Club in Austin. Asked me and my bro in law to leave the show for acting "gay"- stopped serving us beer and gave us our money back. what a dick.


But the worst was when i got suckered into seeing the Asylum Street Spankers at the Hi-Tone a few years ago. Worst. Band. Ever. They pulled that "i won't play" shit till you guys quiet down. Give me a fucking break. You suck. You will always suck, and your crowd over over-sensitive douchebags that adore you suck. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Smashing Pumpkins in Oxford. That was a really bad one too.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 9:33 pm
 
Did you bother to tell Junior Brown that you and your "bro" weren't acting?
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 10:03 pm
 
Was it that show at the New Daisy w/ the Flaming Lips?

No; they headlined. This was at a tiny bar called Schuba's in Chicago, like I said sometime in 1999. I want to check The Flaming Lips out live sometime, but their shows inevitably sell out in a minute and a half or something.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 10:22 pm
 
I've also watched BBQ chase a dude outta the venue (hozac 2006 or 07) - that guy he chased out was a fucking annoying prick - I'm glad Mark punked him out.

2006; I was there too, but I don't remember BBQ chasing anybody anywhere. May have been a lickle bit drunk though; or a lotta bit, come to think of it.
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 10:52 pm
 
Phish
Ben Harper
Flaming Lips
Posted: Jun 14, 2010 11:14 pm
 
I've also watched BBQ chase a dude outta the venue (hozac 2006 or 07) - that guy he chased out was a fucking annoying prick - I'm glad Mark punked him out.

2006; I was there too, but I don't remember BBQ chasing anybody anywhere. May have been a lickle bit drunk though; or a lotta bit, come to think of it.


i was there working that night and saw it happen. rema, care to expound?
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 12:02 pm
 
The guy was harassing BBQ right before BBQ's punk band The Mind Controls started their set. mark told him to shut up, then the guy threw some beer in Mark's face - is what I thought I saw.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 12:22 pm
 
oh, then Mark hopped off the stage and the guy took off running.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 12:39 pm
 
rema, care to expound?

What? That was rad! Was exactly like Rich Balls said...

...and BBQ can definitely act like a little bitch, but not that time.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 12:51 pm
 
i was there working that night and saw it happen.

Detailed Here.

I missed it, but I've got the audio of it somewhere...
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 2:00 pm
 
Sam - slob on my knob.

At least then somebody would be, right?
Tell you what, I'll suck you off if you stop butt-frenching your idols on the Goner Board, deal?
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:09 pm
 

*Junior Brown at the Continental Club in Austin. Asked me and my bro in law to leave the show for acting "gay"- stopped serving us beer and gave us our money back. what a dick.


wait, did Junior Brown ask you and your bro-in-law to leave? this sounds like a pretty awesome (and gay!) story; any other details we need to know?
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:18 pm
 
wait, did Junior Brown ask you and your bro-in-law to leave?

his exact words were" why don't you two go to the gay bar down the street?"

if you go to a junior brown show, don't dance with another dude while he's playing. makes him very uncomfortable. or DO dance with another guy. i'd do it again just to watch him get irritated.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:21 pm
 
Junior Brown at the New Daisy, yelling at his apparently terrified wife/rhythm guitar player onstage... real classy dude. wow, you can play guitar. who cares.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:36 pm
 
Tell you what, I'll suck you off if you stop butt-frenching your idols on the Goner Board, deal?
Deal!!!
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 4:02 pm | Edited by: Alexfast
 
Wreckless Eric at the Hi-Tone a couple of years ago

I played before him (with Fireballs of Freedom) at East End on same tour. Gotta say- not that impressed...gabba gabba wrote some songs for Stiff. I'd say I'd rather listen to Nick Lowe.


I still like that one TRIUMPH song "Rock and Roll machine"...longest solo ever!
R$R
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 4:34 pm
 
Deal!!!

FAG.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 5:45 pm
 
Deal!!!

FAG.

MMmmmMMMM, you sexy.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 6:11 pm
 
JSBX in 2004 or 2005 in Montreal. At the height of a serious bout of depression, my favorite band let me down completely. I thought nothing must be sacred. Spencer has since redeemed himself the dozen or so times since.
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 8:37 pm
 
Jerryd is a butt-frencher!
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1:14 pm
 
Smashing Pumpkins in Oxford. That was a really bad one too.

Ouch! I had blocked that one out of my memory. They played a show at the New Daisy a few months (or maybe a year) before that I enjoyed, so I went to the Oxford show with some people who hadn't seen them before. It was just awful. Billy Corgan decided to let his douche flag fly that night.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1:26 pm
 
They played a show at the New Daisy

Was that the Smashing Pumpkins show in the fall of 93 just before Siamese Dream exploded? They kicked ass at that one. Probably in my top ten favorite shows. I guess you have your good days and your bad.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1:54 pm
 
Arman has a good Honky story re: them opening for Team Dresch or something.

they were on tour with L7 and played at the fireside. a gaggled of lesbians were watching their set and mistook the lyric "hey badfoot, don't put those things near me" (referring to their old guitar player's exceptionally smelly feet) as "hey faggot, don't stick your dick in me". so the lesbos start throwing shit, including a bloody tampon that landed on pinkus' shirt. started to get ugly after that and some slaps and punches were thrown. its was pretty awesome. all L7 would say in honky's defense was "can't we all get along". lame.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1:57 pm
 
Junior Brown

he likes leather gimp masks and being whacked around.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1:58 pm
 
What? That was rad! Was exactly like Rich Balls said...

but wasn't the dude who was harrassing BBQ a friend of yours?
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 2:12 pm
 
on tour with L7

Dang, I thought it was Team Dresch. I told it to a lesbian friend and my retelling turned into a downpour of bloody tampons (you know, because the lesbian community was so tight knit -they were all cycling together).

You might want to consider that embellishment for future retellings, arman.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 3:10 pm
 
but wasn't the dude who was harrassing BBQ a friend of yours?

Huh? Nope...got no idea who that weirdo was...
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 4:19 pm
 
I just wanted to point out the coincidence that Wreckless Eric and Junior Brown are playing Thursday and Friday respectively.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 4:52 pm
 
I'm gonna show up talking and acting GAY.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 5:10 pm
 
try butt-frenching junior brown just to see what happens.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 7:06 pm
 
Junior Brown won't ever come back to Portland or Seattle, cuz as cities, they're TOO GAY!
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 8:44 pm
 
All this gayness is making me blush :)
Junior Brown-Eye needs a lil Frenchin'.
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 10:22 pm
 
I'm gonna show up talking and acting GAY.

so you'll be acting naturally.
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 9:33 am
 
I haven't talked since my college days; we all went through a talkative phase back then, didn't we?
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 10:08 am
 
i never graduated, so i'm still talking
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 11:28 am
 
Any dude will talk after 5 beers, most after 2.
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 11:31 am
 
how many to talk with Junior Brown?
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 12:10 pm
 
Hmmm, was it Offspring? Or Blink-182? Or Reel Big Fish? Or Mighty Mighty Bosstones? That's what I get for growing up in Southern California in the mid 90's. I pretty much saw all kinds of utter shit at the all ages club near my house.
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 3:43 pm
 
Friend of mine was at an ACL taping, late 90s. Junior apparently is not happy with the tempo. He whips around to face the drummer and, eyes bulging out of his head, screams "YOU'RE DRAGGIN!!"

Great American Music Hall, 2003 or so - guy about halfway back in the crowd lights up a joint. Junior catches a whiff, throws his guitar down, and announces that "we'll be back when the air clears!" They do come back about 15 minutes later but whatever good feeling there was is completely gone and the show doesn't last much longer. Haven't seen him since.

Seeing him play at Henry's on Burnet Road with Jimmy Day on steel was awesome, though.
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 4:16 pm
 
David Allen Coe in Bald Knob, Arkansas late eighties. Outdoor daytime show in the summer. There wasn't a guy there with his shirt on including me. It looked like a man titty convention. Drunk assholes everywhere. How nobody got knifed is a miracle.

Such imagery!
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 4:21 pm
 
I just wanted to point out the coincidence that Wreckless Eric and Junior Brown are playing Thursday and Friday respectively.

Yep!
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 4:30 pm
 
goddamn Junior Brown sounds like a world class cunt
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 5:23 pm
 
"Junior Brown" is what a 5 year old does in his pants.
have never been impressed with his "whizzzardry", just glad I managed to avoid being dragged to one of those shows by well-meaning friends.
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 11:54 am
 
Jr also fired a really good drummer for wearing a t shirt with some sort of sacred heart imagery, he deemed it sacrilegious. Jamey (real name) has a history of relapsing and his church marm wife (acoustic rhythm player) keeps a very short and tight leash on him. Plus he's played the same set for 15 years.

Btw, Honky rules. It's not ironic and its not a joke. Thats why some folks don't get it; there's nothing to "get". They play boogie butt rock. The have songs about undertakers and smokin weed with Helios Creed.
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 12:40 pm
 
Back in 98 or so, my buddies and I thought it would be good fun to drop some acid and go see the Meat Puppets. We were all unaware of the drama with the bass player being on the lam for murder and that the meat puppets weren't really the meat puppets. So we are flying waitin for them to go on, next thing I know there are 6 people on stage, no Bostrom, no kirkwood playing bass, 3 guitar players...and no meat puppet songs being played. I was SO confused. I musta asked a dozen people, "this is the meat puppets?" Bad trip, worse concert. I was hopin it was going to be like when I saw them in Flagstaff in '90. Bummer. I will never be able to see them again.
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 1:36 pm
 
I saw the Dead Milkmen in Birmingham at the end of their career. They had a total meltdown on stage and I was on acid. Such a important band to me. It was like watching my parents get divorced.
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 3:40 pm
 
Hate to say it, but Bo Diddley, on his last tour I believe, had a backing band of white dudes and a Twin set with the Tremolo on high for a sorry version of the "Diddley sound"..he was just rambling, stopping after songs for a five minute conspiracy theory rant about Diabetes being "planted" in the black community or random other nonsense, and the playing, when he did, was awful...I can see a shitty band and just file it under shitty band, but when it's one of your heroes, (realistic expectations of an elderly rocker aside)..it's just sad..
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 5:07 pm
 
At a Jonathon Richman (not entirely acoustic he had drums) show, a friend of mine was shushed for talking. She wasn't all BLAH BLAH BLAH HAW HAW HAW either, just quietly chatting. Come on, it's not classical or jazz, it's pop. Phooey on acoustic shows.
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 5:20 pm
 
"I was designated driver to a Steve Miller concert in the 90s.

At least I got to make out with a new girl out of it."

'missed this the first time around. I was there, too, TT, and I shouldn't have been. I went with three of my high school friends and was the only one who couldn't find a sailor to make out with.
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 6:30 pm
 
Hate to say it, but Bo Diddley, on his last tour I believe, had a backing band of white dudes and a Twin set with the Tremolo on high for a sorry version of the "Diddley sound"..he was just rambling, stopping after songs for a five minute conspiracy theory rant

Shoot, he was like that in the mid-80s too...
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 10:28 pm
 
my worst was years and years back... a girl i was dating called and told me that the Saints were playing at Bimbos in SF - she was going to get tickets after work and wanted to know if i wanted one. fuck yeah! i didn't even know they were playing! we showed up late to what i thought was some super shitty new wave band, dressed in black, doing that lame ass clapping over your head - i swear, they didn't even touch their fucking instruments once. so i said, "this shit sucks - i'm gonna go out and smoke until the Saints come on." she looked confused and said, "what are you talking about? this IS the FAINT! wait, what'd you think i said...?" might have been the same night i dumped her...
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 10:52 pm
 
Played at some weird festival in Buttholeville, Illinois. Sound Tribe Sector 9 was on later in the day. They were the sound of brainwashing hippies in order to turn them into yuppies.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 12:22 am
 
Atari Teenage Riot at the 9:30 club in DC... 1997?

Actually, pretty much anything I've ever seen at the "new" 9:30 club.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 1:12 pm
 
In the late 90's I was in Portland for the night and the guys from the Fireballs of Freedom said we should go see this out of town band at the Satyricon that was known for having some insane homemade pyrotechnics. Even if they sucked the pyrotechnics would be worth seeing or some other stupid logic.

This band was one of the worst metal bands I have ever seen. The lead singer was the gross woman that was about 15 years too old to be in a leather miniskirt, she had like 20 scarves (ala Aerosmith) dangling off her mic stand. The mic stand was a saw blade base with the stand as a metal chain. Fucking god-awful I purchased earplugs just to tune them out. They did have flash pots going off every few moments, but after awhile I couldn't even be in same room listening to this crap.

During their encore they let off the big finale firework that set off the ceiling sprinklers. I guess when water sits in those sprinklers it turns black over time. Every single person was shot with gross black gunk and then water. Fucking miserable.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 2:53 pm
 
Jonathon Richman

I lived a couple blocks from him in a small NorCal town when I was in high school. My bff's Mom was an LA hippie starfucker type and she had the total hots for him, claiming "He's really big in Europe". He payed her no mind, which was funny and awesome...but also rarely played in town, wasn't particularly outgoing or active in the community. I always figured he was a family man who just didn't care for a lot of attention. I checked out his music early on out of curiosity (& Repo Man Soundtrack fandom!) and got really in to the Modern Lovers and limited bits of his other shit.
Years later, when Ben Orr of the Cars died, some friends of mine held a tribute/pancreatic cancer benefit show at Bottom of the Hill in SF that was actually really fucking awesome. They booked JR, not to play, but to get up and talk about Ben and growing up in the 70's Boston music scene...RAD, right? I walked past him before he went onstage and overheard him saying to whoever he was there with, "Ugh...let's just get this over with and get the fuck out of here.". My heart sank a little. Total prick move right before delivering a eulogy of sorts...so is he a cold, arrogant, obdurate asshole? Could well be...
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 3:08 pm
 
'92 - Widespread Panic.
Went with a friend to see what the fuss was about. Did not return.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 3:56 pm
 
you kinda seem like a dude who never returned from '92 Widespread Panic tour
keep on truckin'
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 4:10 pm
 
Yeah, but all the folks there were of the frat-boy, pseudo-hippie type.
Imagine a room full of Chico Harris'.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 4:41 pm
 
Imagine a room full of Chico Harris'.
.......shudder !...
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 5:38 pm
 
jam band lovers are basically juggalos that don't like to fight
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 5:40 pm
 
and whose parents are rich enough that they feel too self-conscious to look weird.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 6:13 pm
 
Nah, Jonathan is cool. He was a big inspiration to me when I was a kid. He used to let me hang out with him at his shows and give me advice. I still have an autographed promo photo of him from a show at Privates in NYC in the late 70s. Btw Ben Orr went to high school with The Alarm Clocks in Parma, Ohio in the 60's.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 6:37 pm
 
Btw Ben Orr went to high school with The Alarm Clocks in Parma, Ohio in the 60's.

were you the janitor or the lunch lady there at the time?
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 9:53 pm
 
Don't quit your day job, Fatso.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 9:53 pm
 
"Ugh...let's just get this over with and get the fuck out of here."

Sounds like a terrible gig.
Then again, most TSOT shows start this way.
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 2:24 am
 
Don't quit your day job, Fatso.

please get a day job, Grandpa Mom
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 9:46 am
 
Hate to say it, but Bo Diddley, on his last tour...he was just rambling, stopping after songs for a five minute conspiracy theory rant about Diabetes being "planted" in the black community or random other nonsense...


This sounds like it's related to my theory that the man wants to ruin Holloween because there has never been a single well documented case of tainted Holloween candy, that my friends know of...Bo Diddly must have bought into the man's lies, sounds like he is anti candy.


Also Jonathon Richman probbably just has a hard time coping with death...listen to his juvenile music for fucks sake.

Also, Ida Slapter that sounds like a fucking awesome metal show to me.
Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:10 pm
 
Ween @ Antenna
Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:12 pm
 
that show was awesome
Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:13 pm
 
that stupid hipster cunt amy larvee or however you spell her name god she sucks .
Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:20 pm
 
really after working at music venues for 10 years the question is what good bands have i seen ?
Posted: Nov 9, 2011 9:00 pm
 
TSOL. 1990. Hair-metal era. They tried jumping on the G-N-R trend. I think the guitarist and bassist were the only leftovers from the Punk days. Really awful.
Posted: Nov 10, 2011 9:33 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
 
really after working at music venues for 10 years the question is what good bands have i seen ?


Yeah, I get dragged to all kinds of crappy shows...I don't remember them...I ignore the band and just people watch.

I think the worst shows I've ever been to, are when the band sucks but they demand a certain level of audience participation and I succumb to the peer pressure...I fucking hate that.
Posted: Dec 22, 2011 2:49 pm
 
Art Garfunkel at Bartlett Performing Arts.
Posted: Jan 9, 2012 8:47 am
 
Louise Mandrell @ Louise Mandrell Theater, Pigeon Forge, TN.

Hasil Adkins, first night at Lounge Ax, Chicago sometime 1990s.
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