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Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Tert Card » 16 Jan 2010, 13:02

One thing I definitely enjoy about being back home is being able to see decent live music, according to my tastes. I never did acquire a taste for WuBai or S.H.E. or Mayday or the countless, nameless, cheesy cover bands that haunt the bars of Taiwan. Here in Toronto, you can see great music all the time. I live about a two minute walk from the Elmocambo; a club that can hold about 200 max. Last summer, Queens of the Stone Age played there, though I didn't get in.
Anyway, these are bands I've seen here since I've been back that I doubt will ever pass through Taiwan; Dinosaur Jr., Sloan, Autechre, My Bloody Valentine (the best!), Weezer, Ladytron, and Motorhead (Lemmy, now in his fifties, rocks). Anyone else care to chime in?
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Buttercup » 16 Jan 2010, 16:58

The Fall, The Wedding Present, Gogol Bordello, Florence and the Machine (don't ask. sister made me go.), James McMurtry, Lou Reed. Some thing with Shaun Ryder. Missed out on Bob Dylan and Magazine unfortunately, and I also couldn't get a ticket for Ian Brown.

Also seen productions of la Traviata, Cosi fan Tutti and Don Giovanni.

Never seen Patti Smith. Really really want to.
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby TwoTongues » 16 Jan 2010, 17:40

Most foreign bands and plays seem to have exorbitant prices for even mediocre seats - the egg and hsinjuang seem to cost at least 3800 and up for these shows. I've wanted to see Mamma Mia and Feet of Flames, GnR and Lou Reed, but I can't justify those $$$ here - anyone know a way (online, scalpers, etc) to get tix more reasonably priced?
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Tert Card » 17 Jan 2010, 00:00

Buttercup wrote:The Fall, The Wedding Present, Gogol Bordello, Florence and the Machine (don't ask. sister made me go.), James McMurtry, Lou Reed. Some thing with Shaun Ryder. Missed out on Bob Dylan and Magazine unfortunately, and I also couldn't get a ticket for Ian Brown.

Also seen productions of la Traviata, Cosi fan Tutti and Don Giovanni.

Never seen Patti Smith. Really really want to.


The Fall and Magazine...two of my favourites, nice.
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Yoman Prince » 30 Mar 2010, 08:11

I saw Blue Rodeo and Hawksley Workman for FREE during the Olympics in Vancouver.
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Yoman Prince » 01 Aug 2010, 14:30

I finally got to see TOOL!!! :discodance:
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Deuce Dropper » 01 Aug 2010, 14:38

lucky

one of the worst things about being in TW is the lack of a live music culture (that is of course unless you like seeing some local 8 piece play 'La Vida Loca' on a Saturday night). Thailand and the Philippines (well, especially the Philippines) have much better house bands, live shows and musicians who are true disciples of rock and roll.

That being said, there has been a huge spike in big name foreign acts playing Taipei in the last year.

People are starting to realize they can make money playing here, and I think more and more bands will come as live performances are one of the only revenue streams left for music artists with the onset on online piracy.

The ticket prices are ridiculous, but the good news about that is it will draw more and more bands here, and hopefully someday, everyone that plans on touring Australia or Japan will stop in Taipei for an extra paycheck.
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Yoman Prince » 05 Aug 2010, 15:36

True deuce. Seeing Tool was almost worth the move back, by itself.
You are right about more and more big names coming to Taiwan. Seeing Phillip Glass, Tristan & Isolde and Diana Krall (all in Taipei) was pretty cool. And I had more disposable income there so it didn't feel as expensive. :)
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby Highway Star » 25 Aug 2010, 21:22

Roger Waters- excellent!
Paul Weller ex The Jam /Style Council- average


Going to:
Peter Hook (ex Joy Division) next month
Metallica
Roxy Music in Feb 11
U2 in 2011


Great variety of gigs here in Oz, but very expensive :(
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Re: Concerts you've seen since you returned

Postby jimipresley » 25 Aug 2010, 21:24

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