Recent Concerts?

Posted by: agony

Recent Concerts? - Mon Nov 19 2012 02:12 PM

Saw Leonard Cohen last night - what an elegant old guy, and he had the audience in the palm of his hand. A black suit and a trilby hat, and a voice that has lost a bit up top, but seems to have gained something in the lower register.

Seen anybody wonderful lately?


edited because I do in fact have some understanding of English grammar.
Posted by: sisterseagull

Re: Recent Concerts? - Mon Nov 19 2012 03:28 PM

Yep.... 10cc, who were fabulous!
Posted by: ren33

Re: Recent Concerts? - Mon Nov 19 2012 11:14 PM

Not lately , but last year Eric Clapton. (Still swooning)
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Recent Concerts? - Wed Nov 21 2012 10:13 PM

How sad, I can't even remember the last time I attended a concert. I'd give my eye-teeth to see Leonard Cohen though. Lucky you!
Posted by: Dalgleish

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sun May 19 2013 04:51 AM

In the space of 2 days, I saw Status Quo and Leo Sayer! I saw Leo a year or so ago, but it's the first time I'd seen Quo, and , even in his 60s, Francis Rossi has got it! Fantastic!
Posted by: jabb5076

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sun May 19 2013 06:58 AM

I saw Celtic Woman just a couple of weeks ago. They're absolutely wonderful singers, and the fiddler is not only terrific, she manages to play while dancing and jumping all around the stage. Irish dancers, celtic instruments, contemporary and folk music...great show!
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Recent Concerts? - Tue May 21 2013 05:44 AM

I got to see The Darkness about a week ago. Fantastic show!
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sat May 25 2013 09:53 PM

I won tickets on the radio recently to see Sir Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats. Although I am not a huge fan, I was looking forward to going, however, the Australian tour was cancelled because of lack of interest. Apparently they just couldn't sell the tickets, even after they combined the concerts with those of other artists such as Eurogliders and Mental as Anything. The radio station hasn't decided what they are going to give me as a prize in lieu of this one - I gave them the hint that I would not be upset if I got tickets to the upcoming Bon Jovi concert instead! smilee
Posted by: paul4760

Re: Recent Concerts? - Wed May 29 2013 02:48 PM

Trans-Siberian Orchestra last Christmas. Fabulous!
Posted by: Dalgleish

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sun Jun 23 2013 05:27 AM

Pre-empting a little, but yesterday I bought tickets to see Mental As Anything this coming Friday. Apart from the fact that I've never seen them live before, I'm looking forward to the fact that they are playing within walking distance of home!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sun Jun 30 2013 03:52 PM

Not recently, a few months ago in fact, Bill Whyman and the Rhythm Kings. Seeing them again later this year.

Was anyone lucky enough to get tickets for the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury. Watched it on TV, but oh how I would have loved to have been there.
Posted by: Dalgleish

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sat Jul 06 2013 06:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Dalgleish
Pre-empting a little, but yesterday I bought tickets to see Mental As Anything this coming Friday. Apart from the fact that I've never seen them live before, I'm looking forward to the fact that they are playing within walking distance of home!


Update - The sound quality was ordinary (you couldn't understand about 90% of Greedy's ramblings), but even with the young blokes in the band, Greedy and Martin have still got it!
Posted by: Shandelier

Re: Recent Concerts? - Tue Jul 09 2013 11:22 PM

Last concert was Elton John. I've seen Broadway show recently though. My favorite would be that in a few days I'll see Paul McCartney in concert. I'm very excited!
Posted by: agony

Re: Recent Concerts? - Thu Jul 18 2013 11:06 AM

Fred Eaglesmith, in a little bar in southern Alberta.

I've been a Fredhead for a long time, and I hate to say I think the long and unending touring is starting to catch up with him - he often tours as many as 300 days a year. The jokes are getting a little tired, and for the first time ever in all the times I've seen him, he only sang one song as an encore (he has in the past done as many as eight or nine songs - just gets into playing and keeps going after the band goes backstage...) Still a great show from a great artist. The music is getting a bit rougher and bluesier now that Willy P Bennett is gone, but I don't mind that one bit.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sat Jul 27 2013 12:09 PM

Ooooo, I'm a fan of Fred too!

Last "concert" I attended was at the Enoch River Cree Casino (several acts) and Crystal Shawanda (native Canadian) was the main draw. Lives in Nashville now, but if you have a chance to see her, it's worth it (she played at the Edmonton EX this year as well, right before Colin James).

Small sampling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RGMTNuzSBk

(but you really need to hear her do Joplin - scary good).
Posted by: agony

Re: Recent Concerts? - Tue Aug 13 2013 10:15 AM

Just spent the weekend at the Edmonton Folkfest, and heard some good stuff. Lots of artists this year were new to me, which I love. Some standouts were

The Avett Brothers

Langhorne Slim and the Law

Evening Hymns

LP

Rachelle van Zanten

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Very nice to see Dave Alvin again, and Russell deCarle. Loreena McKennitt isn't someone I'd have gone out of my way to see, but certainly enjoyed her set.
Posted by: agony

Re: Recent Concerts? - Tue Aug 13 2013 10:19 AM

Jakeroo, that was beautiful, thanks for that link.
Posted by: romeomikegolf

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sat Oct 12 2013 10:06 AM

Going to see Wishbone Ash tonight.
Posted by: Dalgleish

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sun Oct 13 2013 05:12 AM

Next weekend, I'm going to see the Delltones. For those overseas, The Delltones have been around since 1959, still with mostly the original lineup (except for original singer Noel Wiederberg, who was killed in a car accident in the early 60s).

I rang up to book a "show and stay" package, and they were booked out. For the Delltones! I'm assuming that I'll be the youngest in the audience, but I'm looking forward to it.
Posted by: Kankurette

Re: Recent Concerts? - Mon Oct 14 2013 11:14 AM

I'm going to see Space (as in the band from Liverpool, British members of a certain age might remember them) on Friday in Birmingham - this will be the sixth time I've seen them this year. They were the last band I saw, in Hebden Bridge in August. They're doing a 20th anniversary tour and I'm also going to be seeing them in Liverpool next week and London on Halloween. I like to think I'm making up for all the times I didn't see them back in the day.

Also, I'm taking my mum to see the Pogues as an early birthday present in December.
Posted by: Dalgleish

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sat Oct 19 2013 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Dalgleish
Next weekend, I'm going to see the Delltones. For those overseas, The Delltones have been around since 1959, still with mostly the original lineup (except for original singer Noel Wiederberg, who was killed in a car accident in the early 60s).

I rang up to book a "show and stay" package, and they were booked out. For the Delltones! I'm assuming that I'll be the youngest in the audience, but I'm looking forward to it.


Saw them last night. Pee Wee Wilson is the only original left, but he IS the Delltones. The others have been with him for 20-30 years, so it wasn't like it was just an imitation.

Pee Wee is 73, and you'd think he was 40 years younger. Amazing show, thoroughtly recommend them to every member of the family.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Recent Concerts? - Sat Oct 19 2013 07:33 PM

'Papa Oom Mow-Mow', 'Hanging Five', 'Mister Bassman'. Great music, all of it, and Pee-Wee is brilliant!
Posted by: rogue

Re: Recent Concerts? - Wed Jan 01 2014 11:04 AM


The most recent concert was Aimee Mann and Ted Leo a few weeks ago.

Last week I caught Lily & Madeline at a local record shop in-store performance. They're a regional act whose debut album is catching on nationally. The music is indie folk with some great harmonies.
Posted by: Dragonkin

Re: Recent Concerts? - Wed Apr 30 2014 01:09 AM

In a couple of weeks, my best friend and I are going to go see Lindsey Stirling in San Fransisco!

She's one of my favorite artists. Her original music is mostly Techno / Dubstep, but on a violin. Her music also has a strong classical influence that you wouldn't expect for techno. She also does a lot of medleys and covers (my fave being the cover of the Mission Impossible theme she did with The Piano Guys).
Posted by: TriviaFan22

Re: Recent Concerts? - Mon Sep 01 2014 07:26 PM

I don't drink or smoke any more. That takes half the fun out of concerts. Blah. Maybe one day I'll have a drink but I thought at one point I blew my liver out.