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What gigs have you seen lately?

Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Winmar, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    So, what gigs have you been to in recent times, and how were they?

    I went to Kyuss Lives at the Palace Theatre last night. Cool show, once again. John Garcia seems to have slimmed down a bit since their last tour. Nick Oliveri isn't touring with them at the moment; I'm not sure what the latest with him is.

    Prior to that my last gig was Off! in January. I assume Brian would know them, but I dunno how many others are into that kind of punky stuff (Southy?).

    Next gig is Redd Kross in March. I'm looking forward to that one.
     
  2. Spiff

    Spiff I have the power

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    This year:

    Feb 21 - Anthrax w/ Malakyte (very good old school thrash band from Brisbane - pleasantly surprised!)
    Feb 22 - Bullet for My Valentine w/ Cancer Bats and Miss May I
    Feb 23 - Soundwave (saw Red Fang, Fozzy, Sylosis, Bullet for My Valentine, While She Sleeps, the end of All Time Low, Killswitch Engage, Ghost - the highlight of the day for me - the end of Linkin Park and Metallica)

    Gigs coming up:

    March 12 - KISS/Crue/Lizzy
    March 14 - Bruce Springsteen
    March 16 - Bruce Springsteen
    March 20 - Guns N' Roses
    April 4 - The Darkness w/ Joan Jett
    April 25 - Black Sabbath
    May 1 - Aerosmith
    May 10 - Tenacious D
    June 2 - Rush
    June 4 - Rush
    June 8 - KISS
    June 11 - KISS
    June 14-16 - Download
     
  3. Southy

    Southy Proud Brisbane Metaller

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    OFF! Fuck Yeah!!

    I missed them though mate :( Only gig I have been too is Soundwave, loads of good bands, I stuck to Stage 6, the one all the Hardcore bands played on. Was fucking awesome
     
  4. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    I think I'd hang around the hardcore stage if I was going this year too. I saw a few bands there last year (including Biohazard). Shame I'm not going really. Maybe next year.

    King hell Spiffo, that's a lot of shows! My friend got me an Aerosmith ticket today, so I've got that one to look forward to as well.

    I saw The Darkness last year, but don't think I'll be able to this time around. Plus it's in a much bigger venue, which might be a bit odd.
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

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    Anthrax last night was a 10/10...they are easily the best live band of the ol big 4, and that is not a dig at the others at all, Anthrax are simply on fire with an awesome new album and live show. Even Charlies absence didn't bring them down.
     
  6. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Big call from you, given you're a big Metallica fan! I saw part of an Anthrax set at Soundwave a couple of years ago, but that's all.
     
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    Metallica do what they do very well, but the one thing they are unable to do is play an intense, intimate set in a smaller venue. Anthrax did this perfectly on Thursday night.
     
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    Southy Proud Brisbane Metaller

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    I don't know that Metallica would know how to wind the clock back to play an intimate show
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    No idea why Metallica wouldn't do a great intimate show. Just because they haven't done one lately (how big is the Fillmore?) doesn't mean they're not capable of putting on a killer show in a small venue.
     
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    I think bands like Metallica and Maiden probably could and its a shame they likely never will again. A stadium tour with accompanying intimate shows for fan club members only would be amazing.
     
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    Stonewall Lust for Freedom

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    It's possibly the same with Metallica, I dunno, but what's interesting with Maiden is how much of their history and image is based around stadium sized shows. No doubt they could play a stripped back show in a smaller venue and it would be phenomenal, but I think to them, Iron Maiden is much more than a band with songs...
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    In semi-related news, it's interesting to see that Steve Harris isn't doing any Maiden songs on his solo tour.
     
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    phlogiston Bejabbers!

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    I imagine it would go something like this:

    Which would be AWESOME!
     
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    I'm hoping Steve gets wood for small venue's on his current tour.
     
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    I went to see Kyuss lives in Melbourne and thought they were just awesome. It was my first time seeing them and didn't expect them to be that spot on.
     
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    Sabbath (the May 1st gig) and Cradle of Filth in Melb are my next gigs...very excited for both! Anyone else hitting up those?
     
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    phlogiston Bejabbers!

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    I'm there for Sabbath!
     
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    Yay, I have one less gig to go to. The Darkness/Joan Jett gig has been cancelled because one of the Darknesses is sick.
     
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    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Anyone else see Aerosmith? I had a lot of fun.

    Now I don't have a ticket to anything. The main part of gig season seems to be over.
     
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    phlogiston Bejabbers!

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    I haven't been super impressed by anything Aerosmith for a while and had no burning need to see them.

    Next thing on my list is Jesus Christ Superstar next month!
     

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