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Old Apr 26th 2014, 6:28 am
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Default What gig are you going to?

Saw the thread on the Pink Floyd tribute act, and thought it would be interesting to see what gigs people are going to.

We're off too see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in July and Echo and the Bunnymen in August. Also considering picking up some tickets to see The Eels, all at different venues in San Francisco
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Summerfest has a decent line up this year. Hoping to catch Arctic Monkeys, New Order, Cowboy Mouth, Foy Vance and Trombone Shorty.
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elbow in DC in a couple of weeks.
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Going to see Mike Peters (of the Alarm) tonight
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(What's left of) Queen and Adam Lambert in San Jose and Las Vegas.
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I saw all of Queen back in the 80's

Just been to London Grammar, San Fermin, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding.

Next it's Christina Perri, Birdy and Fitz and the Tantrums.

May have to consider the Eels also.
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Seen The National, Chvrches and Grouplove in the last month
Got tickets for Passenger yesterday.

So many others I want to see - that's the problem with LA - everyone plays here!
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James Blunt in Atlanta, 8th May
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Eddie Izzard in Charlotte (does that count as a gig?) and Elvis Costello in Atlanta. We're lucky to see anything at all in Columbia!
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nothing planned right now, last things we saw in Ohio was the Sting/Elvis Costello tour, and Billy Joel.
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Default Re: What gig are you going to?

How does everyone find out about who's playing?

I've found Pollstar ok but was wondering whether there are any other sites that are better?

While I've been to several gigs since I moved here, they're few and far between as I'm out in the sticks and Boston's a bit of a hike on a school night.

A quick check of Pollstar reveals that Diarrhea Planet are playing near me soon. Never heard of them though, and to be honest they do sound a bit shit.
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Default Re: What gig are you going to?

Eddie Izzard, Newark, May 7. Elbow, Philly, May 13. Bruno Mars, Hershey Park in July. Arcade Fire, Brooklyn in August. Brian Ferry, Philly suburbs in October. Amex sends us early notifications about upcoming concerts.
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Generally I'm on the mailing lists of the artists I like seeing live, so I get notification that way, plus usual emails from ticketmaster and local venues etc
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Originally Posted by Macca67 View Post
Summerfest has a decent line up this year. Hoping to catch Arctic Monkeys, New Order, Cowboy Mouth, Foy Vance and Trombone Shorty.
I love Arctic Monkeys, saw them last year, they were amazing.

Originally Posted by Dodgykeeps View Post
Seen The National, Chvrches and Grouplove in the last month
Got tickets for Passenger yesterday.

So many others I want to see - that's the problem with LA - everyone plays here!
It's the same here, SF/Oakland get everyone. I can't afford to go see everyone if like to. How were the National? Love their stuff, but wondered how they would be live with their material not exactly being upbeat.

Originally Posted by Sheepdip View Post
Eddie Izzard in Charlotte (does that count as a gig?) and Elvis Costello in Atlanta. We're lucky to see anything at all in Columbia!
Of course it does. Saw him in a huge arena a few years ago, he was good, although I'm not a fan of comedy in arenas. Hope you are seeing him somewhere smaller

Originally Posted by tonrob View Post
How does everyone find out about who's playing?

I've found Pollstar ok but was wondering whether there are any other sites that are better?

While I've been to several gigs since I moved here, they're few and far between as I'm out in the sticks and Boston's a bit of a hike on a school night.

A quick check of Pollstar reveals that Diarrhea Planet are playing near me soon. Never heard of them though, and to be honest they do sound a bit shit.
Ticketmaster and AXS mainly, I have loads of favorites added, so I get advance warning when they announce a concert in the area.
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Songkick is pretty good. You can track your favourite artists and also search by location
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