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Old 08-05-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
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I know there are a bunch of threads in the Hip-Hop forum in regards to this, but who have you seen live and who would you recommend seeing live? I find that with Hip-Hop shows you kinda know what to expect from a performer before you even get there, whereas with other genre's theres that element of surprise. This thread could be used as a guide per say, so please build on.

Acts I have seen (somewhat categorized by genre);

Kid Koala (Probably the best show I've ever been to, Im not a fan of his records but live, this dude is without any doubt the best DJ in the world. If you are a fan of music in the slightest, you will love KK live, dont miss out on an opportunity to see him.)

RJD2 (Pretty good show, set kind of runs dry half way through when he runs out of stuff to play and just does mash-ups. His mediocore performances are made up for by his outstanding records)

Girl Talk (Hype as fuck, his catalog is perfect for concerts, his music pretty much consists of classics that everybody knows mashed-up with current big hits/well-known radio stuff. His shows are more of a party than a concert, when everybody knows the tunes and he just keeps the energy coming, you're guaranteed a good show - one of my favs.)

M83 (Really, really dull, good music to fall asleep to or for studying, as far as seeing them live you pretty much get the same effect.)

Holy Fuck (Mediocre, nothing really different than just listening to their records.)

Metric (Really great act, they tend to play a large variety of their catalog that tends to appeal to any Metric fan. Also seeing the cutie blond coke-head main singer Emily Haines prance around for an hour is pretty cool too.)

Broken Social Scene (These guys really are amazing, their live performances tend to consist of about 8-10 band members and they play a really extensive amount of their stuff.)

CAKE (Dopeness, real hype, great music, funny as fuck)

KISS (Now this is an act where you kinda know what to expect, hype tunes, fire works, and flame breathing, can't really go wrong with that.)

Toots & The Maytals (One of my favorite shows of all time, I think the main dude is like in his 70's and still managed to rock like 5000 people and get everyone singin.)

Lynyrd Skynyrd (weeeeaaakk, granted I saw them in Canada, their confedirate flags didn't go over too well. Unlike KISS, these guys probably should stop doing tours in there old age.)

I figured I'd do a small review of the most recognizable names, here are other acts that I have seen

MSTRKRFT
Iron & Wine
Ben Harper
The Dodos
Okkervil River
King Khan & BBQ Show
The Zombies
Arkells
The National
Blue Rodeo
Great Lake Swimmers
Gym Class Heros
Stone Temple Pilots
Femi Kuti

build on.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:33 AM   #2
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Beastie Boys, CKY, Jurassic 5, Less Than Jake, Leftover Crack, Reel Big Fish, Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Guttermouth, Streetlight Manifesto, Rancid, Planet Smashers, Wu-Tang, Clutch, Dethklok, West Bound Train, Big D & The Kids Table, Anti-Flag, NOFX, Whole Wheat Bread

that's all i can think of at the moment, i'll add more once i remember. and some of those bands i've seen numerous times live.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Gotta run through the memory bank, went to ALOT of rock shows in teen years...

Snot
Deftones
Maceo Parker
Andy Timmons
Korn
Pantera
Black Sabbath
Plant/Page
311
Incubus
Soulfly
Limp Bizcuit
Sevendust
Chimaira
Slipknot
Slayer
Mudvayne
Primus
Ice Cube
Talib Kweli
Wu-Tang Clan
Nas
Beastie Boys
Kiss
Aerosmith
Clutch
Queens of the Stone Age
The Roots
System of A Down
Meth/Red

...about 100 more that I can't remember lol. Best was Beasties/The Roots, worst was Nas/Deftones.

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Motley Crue
Papa Roach
Sixx A.M.
Buck Cherry
Trapt

I hat rock but my friend had an estra ticket and had nothing else to do that day.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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hip hop:

Wu-Tang Clan
Rae and Ghost
Meth and Red
Rza
Gza
Nas
Talib Kweli
Souls of Mischief
Mos Def
De La Soul
Tribe
The Pharcyde
Common
Murs
Kanye West
Lupe
Slum Village
Blade Icewood
Royce da 5 9

other genres
311
Joe Satriani
Bad Religion
Pennywise
Suicide Machines
Pepper
Dream Theatre
Lynard Skynard for 5 bucks lmao
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:08 PM   #6
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Didn't mention my Hip-Hop shows, seen...

Busta Rhymes
Ice Cube
Meth / Red
Ludacris
Souls of Mischief
Atmosphere
Clipse
Kanye (Pre-Graduation)
Weezy

my city doesn't really pull too many good hip-hop acts
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:14 PM   #7
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Holy shit, I been to soooo many gigs, I'll never be able to remember them all but here goes off the top of my head...

Wu-Tang Clan (3 times)
Ghostface Killah
Dizzee Rascal
Wiley
Broke-N-English
Oasis (3 times)
Kasabian (2 times)
The Enemy
Reverend & The Makers
Twisted Wheel
Babyshambles
Dirty Pretty Things
Orbital
Fat Boy Slim
Beach Boys
Brian Wilson
Paul McCartney (with Dave Grohl supporting on guitar and drums!)
Ray Davies
Kaiser Chiefs
Super Furry Animals
The Zutons

Can't think properly right now, I'll add on to my list later when I'm home, I've been to hundreds of gigs!!

Had tickets to see Michael Jackson too, got my dough back for that though!




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Old 08-05-2009, 08:09 PM   #8
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:24 PM   #9
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^^^dope, i always seem to have to go to gainesville, fort lauderdale, orlando, or fucking georgia to see who i want to see lol

bad brains
toots and the maytals
p-funk all stars (really parliament/funkadelic)
beastie boys
metric
incubus
kraftwerk
outkast twice
wu-tang twice
rae and ghost
rza w/ black knights and killarmy
brittle stars (indiepop group from gainesville)
brasilia
little brother
guru w/ dj solaar

i've been to a bunch this is all i can think of right now lol

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Old 08-05-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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u saw fuckin Kraftwerk?....wow.
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ya it was like 5 years ago...they really don't move or anything (except like pocket calculator), but it's an experience with the giant screens showing movies and hearing them play on a concert system sounds amazing...it was at this place called seaside music theatre that usually has performances of plays and shit lol the one dude ralf huetter, the one doing vocals, was the only one displaying any emotions. the bald dude looked like a megalomaniacal scientist.

i was high on perocets and northern lights...the girl i was dating at the time was a pillhead lol...she actually passed out multiple times during the show...but it was great lol they pretty much did the entire tour de france soundtracks album, and trans europe express sounds incredible live, especially the 'metal on metal' bits...but if you check out the minimum/maximum dvd it's pretty much the same concert lol it was much different than any other concert i've been too
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wu tang (2x)
meth/red
kid rock
linkin park
limp bizkit
papa roach
COHEED BABY!!!
kotton mouth kings (i was so confused)
jedi
technique
common
kanye (garbage show)
atmoshphere
murs
brother ali
lupe
steve miller band
nerd
puff
lox
busta
jay z
... all i can remember...

oh and Fall Out Boy!!! we made the news that day when that dude fought the security

got tix for meth and red in a few days and fall out boy again in sept.
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jedi
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how were those, out of curiosity?
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how were those, out of curiosity?
KMK was a pretty decent one. my brother tried putting me onto them, i dont like them all to much but they gave a show. lotta fun chics there.

JEDI was bummy. Paz never left the front center of the stage. he just kept this rocking motion and throwin his hand out with the beat. im sure your picturing it right lol. i like the go hard music but it seemed tedious efter a while... didnt give much diversity. Jus came out at the end and blew that shit away.

Technique wasn't too bad. alotta lame mexies there trying to promote their own shit about uplifting the barrio or some such non-sense which kinda ruined it but he gave a decent concert... got to eat with him after the show and he ain't all he's hyped up to be as a person. either he's a deuch that thinks you ain't on his level or he doesn't take in what he spits himself.

Ali was ill... his music is full of energy so it was worth going outta town for it.

i hate nerd but they gave everyone their moneys worth i think. i went just to get with this broad and she passed out AT the concert so during the change of performers i took advantage of her then went back to my spot and enjoyed them more than that girl.
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