Kyuss Lives! (Budapest, 20.3.2011). Me and one of my buddies went there, it was a great trip, lots of fun stuff happened :D
Anyway, their setlist was awesome, and it was fucking long, the gig lasted for nearly 2 hours, and they absolutely ruled. Everyone was in top form, so any Kyuss fans here that are considering seeing this new (Josh-less) lineup, just fucking do it and go see them, it's totally worth it.
I also found out a new band that i'm now quickly becoming a fan of - Waxy (they are one of the supporting acts for Kyuss Lives! European tour). A great stoner rock band, from the same town as Kyuss i believe, and John Garcia is one of the guest vocalists on their new album (released this year; he had colaborated with them before, they're good friends, check out this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W1qrQ4vE4U). I'd reccommend them, if you're a QOTSA and Kyuss fan then you might dig their music too. Some of their stuff really reminds me of early QOTSA (up to Songs for the Deaf), which is by no means a bad thing, but they don't sound like a copycat band, they have their own sound.
Not everyone grows up to be an astronaut
Not everyone was born to be a king
Not everyone can be
But everyone can raise a glass and sing
Well, I'm far from being perfect kind of person
And I haven't done what mom and dad have dreamed
But on the day I die
At least I've met that guy
And that's the only eulogy I need
*I took a pause and Frank added his own line which was "I ate an apple pie".
Then we hugged again. Then we went for a drink. Then I've met the band and got to talk to all of them except Matt, who was either busy with other folks or away, what a shame, but oh well, can't complain, because the gentlemen were super cool... /faint
That's pretty awesome ^: i got to meet Frank the last time i saw him live (he had opened for Social Distortion) and he's literally the nicest guy you'll ever meet.
Anyways: my last show was Nofx, with Teenage Bottle Rocket and Old Man Malarkey.
OMM and TBR fucking killed it live: they've got so much energy (Nubs from the Nofx song "She's Nubs" was there: and during "For Better or for Worse" by OMM some dude carried her up to the microphone and she sang part of the song: also, i'm pretty sure i saw Fat Mike's girl friend give her a line of blow during Nofx's set.
Nofx was fun too: it was my second time seeing them live, and i got what i expected: about 115 minutes of a set list with a fair share of variety (highlights were Eat the Meek, My Orphan Year and Mattersville), and about another 15 minutes of terrible jokes. The only tragic thing about the night was that i had to leave before the encore to catch the last train home: and as soon as was about halfway home, i got a text from a buddy informing me that i had missed The Decline: which was shitty, but still, I had a pretty fun night.
Four fucking says of the Bouncing Souls at the middle east in Cambridge. Best half week of my life.
Manu Chao. It'd be so fucking cool to be there not only thanks for television broadcast, but its perfect really pretty well done realization made me barely regret it. For sure it was the best show I've ever seen not personally. At least. Fuck.
Went to LA Rising this past weekend...
Rise Against. Muse. Rage Against the Machine. Much epicness to be had. And plenty of fire in the pit. Literally haha.
Pennywise / Authority Zero in Karlsruhe 7/31/2011
The Tragically Hip, Weezer, Hey Rosetta, and Broken Social Scene at Downsview in Toronto.
alkaline trio with the smoking popes and dead country
pretty good show first time i saw alkaline trio play acoustic:)
Iron Maiden @ Faro, Portugal (July 14, 2011)