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Title: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on March 31, 2018, 01:44:47 AM
1.  3/30/2018 - Supersuckers/Drivin N Cryin/Tommy Grit & The Pricks--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky

My first show of the year, and March is almost over.  My younger self would be chagrined.

Supersuckers' claim of being the greatest rock and roll band in the world might be debatable but it's not easily dismissed.  Bassist/lead vocalist  Eddie Spaghetti and crew put on a relentlessly powerful rock and roll tour de force.  My initial qualms about the lack of a second guitarist who was sacked a while back and the remaining guitarist's too frequent guitar hero/rock star poses soon gave way to just enjoying the experience.  It helped that the sound man eventually got his shit together after a rough start.  The band played several songs from their forthcoming album due this summer (which I'm really looking forward to) which stood up quite well against the "hits".

Drivin N Cryin is one of those bands I've always heard about but never actually heard much of their music.  They put on a good show. Unlike many rock bands nowadays, they pay attention to songcraft, and show a lot of range.  The lead singer's voice is an acquired taste, though.  It sounded like he inhaled some helium right before taking the stage.

Locals Tommy Grit & The Pricks need a new drummer.   A lot of  times it sounded like he was drumming to a different song than the rest of the band was playing.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on April 07, 2018, 11:49:12 PM
1.  3/30/2018 - Supersuckers/Drivin N Cryin/Tommy Grit & The Pricks--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky



2.  4/7/2018 - Karla Bonoff--Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio


A good date night concert for Mrs. Drjohnrock and me.  Not much of a fan but I like a few songs, especially Someone To Lay Down Beside Me ("even though it's not real"), which takes me back to times in my younger days.

The new ownership has dropped the "Live At The" from the venue's name, leaving it as just "Ludlow Garage".  The wi-fi, which didn't work, had "Belkin" in the name, so it's apparently part of the Live Nation monolith.  Most if not all of the future shows were booked by the previous owners.  I won't be surprised if the ticket prices, already no bargain in most cases, get even higher down the road.

If you go to the old website, www.liveattheludlowgarage.com, there's a drop box which gives you the option of getting on the old owners' new mailing list and which states they are looking for their "next venue".  If they're able to swing it, I suggest they see if they can buy The Thompson House.  They could certainly get more acts in booked there, and there wouldn't be much overlap with the musicians who play The Southgate House Revival. 
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: TayFo on April 18, 2018, 11:33:41 PM
1-08 Infinity Spree / Visit - MOTR
1-13 Talk / Office Party / National Barks - SGH Revival
1-16 G. Love & Special Sauce – 20th Century
1-17 Blossom Hall / OhmMe – MOTR
1-19 Cedric Burnside – Southgate House Revival
1-25 Partner / Dinge – MOTR
2-02 Why? – The Woodwood
2-09 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Night Beats – The Newport
2-13 Flint Eastwood / Nydge / Effee – Taft Ballroom
2-17 Portugal. The Man / Twin Peaks – The Palace Theater
2-21 Missio / Welshly Arms – 20th Century
2-23 The Vims EP Release / Misnomer / Season Ten - Octave
3-01 Left Lane Crusier / Toon Town – MOTR
3-05 Screaming Females / Radiator Hospital / Vacation - NSYC
3-08 Lights / Chase Atlantic – Bogart’s
3-16 Born Ruffians - MOTR
3-22 Moonwalks - MOTR
3-25 K. Flay / Yungblud – 20th Century
3-26 Cifika - MOTR
4-07 The Claudettes - MOTR
4-10 Ministry – Bogart’s
4-12 Front 242 – Skully’s
4-13 Trauma Illinois – The Woodward
4-13 The Right Now - MOTR
4-18 Durand Jones & the Indications / Ernie From Detroit – The Woodward
4-20 Matt & Kim / Tokyo Police Club – Express Live
4-22 X Ambassadors / Son Little / The Aces – Bogart’s
4-23 Anna Burch - MOTR
4-24 Frenship / Yoke Lore – The Woodward
4-25 Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27 Bully / Shellshag / Swim Team – The Woodward
4-28 The National / Julien Baker / Father John Misty / Mouse On Mars / The Breeders – Homecoming       
4-29 The National / Alvvays / Feist / Moses Sumney / Future Islands / Big Thief  – Homecoming
5-04 Coin / Moonbeau / Etrayn / Telehope – Flying Pig Marathon+
5-05 Freekbass -  MOTR
5-08 Casper Skulls / Vacation / Leggy – Northside Yacht Club
5-13 Tune-Yards / My Brightest Diamond – Taft Ballroom
5-16 Amy Shark – 20th Century Theater
5-25 King Tuff / Cut Worms – Lincoln Hall
6-01 The Chainsmokers / Young The Giant / Fitz & the Tantrums / The Front Bottoms / Bishop Briggs / Everything Everything / Welshly Arms / The Wrecks – Bunbury*
6-02 Foster The People / Griz / Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / Misterwives / Daniel In Stereo / Vestperteen – Bunbury*
6-03 Jack White / Dropkick Murphys / Manchester Orchestra / Sir Sly / The Commonheart / Two Feet – Bunbury*
6-08 Shilpa Ray / Krystal Peterson / Halvsies – Northside Yacht Club
6-11 The Lagoons / Future Generations - MOTR
6-13 The Reverend Horton Heat – SGH Revival
6-15 Japanese Breakfast – Taft Ballroom
6-22 Lazyeyes - MOTR
6-23 We Are Scientists – MOTR
6-24 Awolnation / lovelytheband / IronTom – Bogart’s
6-26 Priests / Toon Town – SGH Revival
6-29 Audley / Ronin - MOTR
7-06 Weezer / Pixies / The Wombats – Riverbend*
7-12 Fluffer / Marr – MOTR
7-13 Heavy Hinges / Founding Fathers – Northside Tavern
7-14 Lindsey Sterling – Riverbend*
7-18 Low Cut Connie – SGH Revival
7-21 Young Heirlooms / Lioness / This Pine Box / Shrug / Sylmar – Adventure Fest, Tipp City*
7-23 Mobley / up+dn – MOTR
7-26 Castlecomer / Passeport – Woodward Theater
7-29 Hop Along / Thin Lips – Taft Ballroom
8-05 Sphynx – MOTR
8-09 Tristen – MOTR
8-10 Local Natives / Dr. Dog / Whitney / Bob Schneider / Alex Lahey / Dawg Yawp / Carriers – Bellwether Festival
8-11 The Flaming Lips / Echo & The Bunnymen / The Psychedelic Furs / Japanese Breakfast / Allah-Las / Erika Wennerstrom / Speaking Suns / Cordial Sins – Bellwether Festival*
8-17 Public / Circle It / 90’s Kids – Madison Live (65)
8-24 Moon Hooch / Freekbass / Lemon Sky / Blossom Hall / Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / Go Go Buffalo – Bewilderfest
8-25 Cults / Saintseneca / Dawg Yawp / Hello Luna / Founding Fathers / Smut / Lipstick Fiction / New Moons - Bewilderfest
9-05 Birds of Chicago – Taft Ballroom
9-07 Jukebox The Ghost – Taft Ballroom
9-11 Gary Clark, Jr – Taft Theater
9-17 Ghost Wolves / Dead Man String Band - MOTR
9-19 Matt & Kim – Madison Theater
9-19 Givers - MOTR
9-20 The Decemberists – Taft Theater
9-28 Maps & Atlases – MOTR
9-29 BØRNS / Twin Shadow – Garfield Park, Indianapolis
10-01 Active Bird Community - MOTR
10-02 Liz Phair / Speedy Ortiz – 20th Century Theater
10-05 Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls – Bogart’s
10-06 Django Django / The Shacks – A&R Music Bar
10-08 Dreamers / Weathers / Morgxn – 20th Century
10-10 Anna Burch / Fred Thomas / Common Holly - MOTR
10-12 Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Caroline Rose – Bogart’s
10-13 King Tuff – The Burl
10-19 Yungblud / Arrested Youth – Madison Live
10-19 Us, Today / Near Earth Objects – MOTR
10-23 Founding Fathers / Berdsen – Norhtside Tavern
10-25 Morning Teleportation / Desert Noises – SGH Revival
10-30 Sure Sure / Wilderado – Madison Live
10-31 Mothers / Mega Bog – MOTR
11-03 Beloved Youth / Daniel In Stereo / 7 Minute Martians – Top Cats
11-08 The Alarm / The Tigerlilies – Ludlow Garage
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on April 19, 2018, 12:11:08 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: c-lando on April 19, 2018, 12:45:01 PM
1. St. Vincent, Tuck & Patti - 02/17/18 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
2. The Revolution - 02/24/18 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
3. The Decemberists, Tennis - 04/15/18 - Coca-Cola Roxy - Atlanta, GA

See if I can get up to 5 or 10 this year.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2018, 01:48:50 PM
How was/were the Decemberists?
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: c-lando on April 20, 2018, 08:52:44 AM
How was/were the Decemberists?
I think Colin's voice was on the fritz + the venue sucked. Did NOT have good energy. Kind of disappointing. But, a friend bought the tickets and I didn't have a lot riding on the show as I haven't really followed them since their debut album (which I was obsessed with until my obsession just died).
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
What about Tennis.  I'd be more interested in them personally.  I still have a few Decemberists songs in rotation, but that first Tennis album is a classic AFAIC.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Zafer Kaya on April 20, 2018, 08:40:27 PM
St. Vincent is touring with her uncle?

That’s a lot of amazing guitar playing that I have no interest in hearing at all.  I actually liked St. Vincent’s new album quite a bit until SiriusXM played the everloving shit out of it.  Now I have to switch stations whenever it comes on, which is roughly every 10 minutes sandwiched in between Keith vile/War on Drugs and Courtney Barnett.

I really thought that with Vile and Barnett album I would finally get some relief.  But somehow they manage to play the shit out of that whil still playing the shit out of their separate albums.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on April 21, 2018, 11:57:22 AM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival

4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: c-lando on April 23, 2018, 09:02:10 AM
What about Tennis.  I'd be more interested in them personally.  I still have a few Decemberists songs in rotation, but that first Tennis album is a classic AFAIC.
Tennis was GREAT! She is a cool customer, Man.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: c-lando on April 23, 2018, 09:03:21 AM
St. Vincent is touring with her uncle?

That’s a lot of amazing guitar playing that I have no interest in hearing at all.
YES! Her aunt and uncle open for her and do maybe a 5 song set. They are adorable, in that aunt-and-uncle-of-a-darling-rock-star way.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: c-lando on April 23, 2018, 09:04:09 AM

4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
I still can't wrap my head around this bill. How? What? WHY?
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on April 23, 2018, 01:43:29 PM

4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
I still can't wrap my head around this bill. How? What? WHY?

I know, right?

It was a private event put on by Pure Romance for its 25th anniversary. Obviously there's big money in vibrators.

TBH I felt like a fraud being there because I had all access VIP passes which meant I got to be right up front for the show, while the ladies who actually sell the stuff were behind a barrier wall. That just didn't seem very fair to me. Their hard work was what allowed CEO Patty Brisben to amass her Pure Romance fortune, yet they were walled off from the show. I mean, they could see everything, but I dunno. Just felt weird to me. I am quite happy to accept free tickets to a concert now and then, but I guess I'm just not cut out to be a VIP sort of person.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on April 26, 2018, 10:34:10 PM
1.  3/30/2018 - Supersuckers/Drivin N Cryin/Tommy Grit & The Pricks--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky
2.  4/7/2018 - Karla Bonoff--Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio


3.  4/21/2018 -  Sierra Hull/Don Gallardo--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky


This show barely misses my short list of greatest concerts ever seen.  When I last saw Sierra Hull, she was 17 years old and fronting a bluegrass band.  But in the last couple of years, the now 26 year old has concentrated on developing as a songwriter and has toured with a trio.  On this night it was Sierra on mandolin and vocals, along with a violinist and bass violinist.  I had seen her in scaled down settings in live concerts on youtube which I liked but didn't think were as good as her bluegrass work.  But after seeing her in person, I can honestly say the bluegrass band was holding her back.  Her mandolin playing has gone from excellent to astounding, touching on a lot of different genres and showing that the instrument shouldn't be limited to bluegrass or folk music. Her singing and songwriting are  coming along nicely and, as always, she showed great inventiveness when interpreting the songs of others, making mundane tracks by REM and Tears For Fears sound fresh.  I don't think there is any limit to what she can do, and she's only 26 for chrissakes.  I look forward to seeing many more great shows from this amazing musician.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Butter on April 26, 2018, 10:38:19 PM
What about Tennis.  I'd be more interested in them personally.  I still have a few Decemberists songs in rotation, but that first Tennis album is a classic AFAIC.
Tennis was GREAT! She is a cool customer, Man.

They're the best.  That first album is a classic.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: c-lando on April 27, 2018, 09:36:55 AM

4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
I still can't wrap my head around this bill. How? What? WHY?

I know, right?

It was a private event put on by Pure Romance for its 25th anniversary. Obviously there's big money in vibrators.

TBH I felt like a fraud being there because I had all access VIP passes which meant I got to be right up front for the show, while the ladies who actually sell the stuff were behind a barrier wall. That just didn't seem very fair to me. Their hard work was what allowed CEO Patty Brisben to amass her Pure Romance fortune, yet they were walled off from the show. I mean, they could see everything, but I dunno. Just felt weird to me. I am quite happy to accept free tickets to a concert now and then, but I guess I'm just not cut out to be a VIP sort of person.

That is definitely a weird feeling!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on April 28, 2018, 11:49:20 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR

4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on April 29, 2018, 12:24:32 PM
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park


How were Father John Misty and The Breeders?  I'd like to see The Breeders again sometime, even through Kelley butchered my favorite Breeders song (Don't Call Home)  when last I saw them.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: dirk on April 29, 2018, 12:55:25 PM
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park


How were Father John Misty and The Breeders?  I'd like to see The Breeders again sometime, even through Kelley butchered my favorite Breeders song (Don't Call Home)  when last I saw them.
I thought they both were really good. The Breeders were in full on rock mode, by far the loudest band of the day. Father John Misty is one of those anomalies that shouldn't work in a festival format but really does. His pure charisma makes up for anything he might be lacking. He just manages to suck the crowd in. He finished with a version of Ideal Husband that would have torn the roof off the place if it had one. For a guy that would almost qualify as a crooner, he can rock when he wants to.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on April 29, 2018, 04:24:10 PM
Yeah, I'd agree with Dirk's assessment. I'm not super into FJM because his stuff reminds me so much of Elton John (phrasing/lyrics and vocally) - not that that is a bad thing but TBH I half expected dude to come out in a feather boa and big glasses. heh. But he totes had the crowd eating from his hand and sounded excellent.

Breeders rocked.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on April 30, 2018, 10:02:00 PM
Thanks to you both for the reports.  Those are two acts I'd really like to see, The Breeders (again) and Father John Misty (for the first time).
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on May 01, 2018, 10:05:32 PM


4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park

how was lord huron? they played detroit the night before. it was sold out and i decided too expensive to scalp a ticket, pay for parking in royal oak, etc... he's from michigan so might explain the demand up here.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on May 01, 2018, 11:17:29 PM
1.  3/30/2018 - Supersuckers/Drivin N Cryin/Tommy Grit & The Pricks--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky
2.  4/7/2018 - Karla Bonoff--Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio
3.  4/21/2018 -  Sierra Hull/Don Gallardo--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky


4.  5/1/2018 - Calvin Johnson/Anissa Pulcheon---Black Plastic Records, Cincinnati, Ohio



The K Records website, as well as at least one of the other venues on his mini tour of the Midwest, gives the artist credit as Selector Dub Narcotic. But Black Plastic Records promoted it as a Calvin Johnson gig, so that's what I'm calling it.

But whether you refer to the headliner as SDN or by his real name, you get Calvin Johnson in hip hop mode, something I'm not inclined to appreciate.  But Johnson was really funny,  satirized rap's bombast and macho posturing and varied things by playing some melodica and even singing a little.   He performed for 37 minutes, which isn't bad for a record store gig, and the great weather allowed the show to be held on the sidewalk in front of the store.  And Calvin still has the DIY spirit:  while I'm sure he could afford to have t-shirts commercially printed with the name of his record label and recording studio, he was wearing a plain white tee with obviously homemade writing on it--it looked like the homemade t-shirt my daughter wore to her first We The Kings concert, if not as well done.  All in all, a good time was had by the 30 or so of us gathered for the show.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on May 02, 2018, 09:19:18 AM
Dammit. I had every intention of attending the show DrJ and am really pissed off with myself for falling asleep on the sofa just after I got home from work. Awoke around 9:30 p.m. and was like, WTF?
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on May 02, 2018, 06:21:35 PM
Dammit. I had every intention of attending the show DrJ and am really pissed off with myself for falling asleep on the sofa just after I got home from work. Awoke around 9:30 p.m. and was like, WTF?



Yeah, that's happened to me before, not with concerts but things like movies.  Although the gig was over a little before 8:30, I was the only one who left right after it.  Seems like a lot of folks wanted to talk to Calvin and buy merch (he had a couple of really interesting "packages" of recorded music).  So he might have still been there at 9:30--can't be certain though.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on May 21, 2018, 12:21:37 PM


4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park

how was lord huron? they played detroit the night before. it was sold out and i decided too expensive to scalp a ticket, pay for parking in royal oak, etc... he's from michigan so might explain the demand up here.

Sorry for the delayed reply - I somehow missed it, derp.

Sounded excellent!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on May 26, 2018, 01:29:01 PM


1. 3/20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ st. andrews detroit

3 guitars, 2 bass, 2 drummers, 1 violin, 1 film projectionist, 7 songs, 2 hours. EPIC!

2. 5/11 jukebox the ghost @magic stick detroit - excellent show!
3. 5/25 decemberists/elenor friedberger @ hill auditorium ann arbor - gained a new appreciation for the new album, great concert!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: trixi on May 28, 2018, 12:54:53 AM
1-26  Aimee Mann--Madison Theater
2-17  New Politics/Dreamers--Bogarts
5-10  Afghan Whigs/Built to Spill--The Wiltern (Los Angeles)
5-27  Loverboy/Rick Springfield/B 52s--Taste of Cincinnati
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on May 29, 2018, 12:32:13 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park

5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest

Honestly, Trixi and I did not even see Loverboy. We sat on the pavement and tried to shield our eyes from anything Mike Reno ... but we still had to suffer the music.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: euro60 on May 29, 2018, 11:23:06 PM
But the bigger question is... how were the B-52s? I saw them twice (about 10 and 15 years ago), and they just... SHREDDED. What a great time that was. Also, just curious, what time did they come on?
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on June 01, 2018, 09:11:02 AM
Weirdly, a lot of the crowd left after Rick Springfield, which I wasn't expecting. B-52's came on (I think) around 9:30/9:45 p.m. and played until almost 11 p.m. Good show but to be honest they seemed to be phoning it in a little bit, and I think that may have had to do with the diminished crowd. But they were still fun and we danced like crazy.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: euro60 on June 05, 2018, 02:40:30 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR

4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
I know MK and a few others here were at the Homecoming Festival in late April.

By complete happenstance I stumbled upon this review of the festival, on a site that I had never heard off:

https://www.theringer.com/music/2018/5/1/17304758/the-national-homecoming-festival-cincinnati-father-john-misty-feist-the-breeders

I happen to lament the almost entirely lost art of concert reviewing. This particular review of Homecoming makes me miss it even more.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on June 05, 2018, 04:20:53 PM
I tried reading the review all the way through and couldn't.  I've seldom seen someone use so many words while saying so little.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on June 05, 2018, 04:41:15 PM
I tried reading the review all the way through and couldn't.  I've seldom seen someone use so many words while saying so little.

I agree, although I did slog my way through to the end. Article could have been way shorter if dude had an editor. Sheesh.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 05, 2018, 07:13:21 PM
seems silly to make a new thread -

jukebox the ghost @ taft theater sept 7!!

i might make the road trip down to see them.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: euro60 on June 05, 2018, 11:09:17 PM
jukebox the ghost @ taft theater sept 7!!

i might make the road trip down to see them.
seriously? For Jukebox the ghost? Wow. Good for you
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 06, 2018, 12:13:38 AM
jukebox the ghost @ taft theater sept 7!!

i might make the road trip down to see them.
seriously? For Jukebox the ghost? Wow. Good for you

i have family in hamilton and my nephews are talking about going as well. two birds....

and they put on a great show!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on July 29, 2018, 01:57:39 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest

Whoa, I've been slack-a-lackin' on this and now I can't recall what the hell I've seen since May.

Trixi, DogStarMan and I saw Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Motherfolk on Fountain Square whenever that was.

7-26: Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera - Music Hall.

BRAVO! To say I was excited when I heard this new opera was coming to Cincinnati - and that Cincinnati was chosen for the US premiere (it opened in Canada last year) - welp, I knew I had to go.

I LOVE Pink Floyd's The Wall album and film, and know it pretty much inside and out. I've probably listened to that album a good 500 times because when I worked at the record store we used to put it on every Saturday night at 9 p.m. to get us through the final two hour shift. And I worked there 12 years. That's a lot of Saturday nights listening to The Wall.

If you've seen the film you have a good idea of what the opera is about. The first act of the opera sets up how and why Pink built a wall around himself. A fatherless boy with an overbearing and over protective mother, a cruel headmaster, a wife who ends up leaving him rather than be his punching bag. If you haven't seen the film ... you'd probably be as lost as the two old dears sitting behind CR and me, who asked each other at the intermission "do you have any idea what's going on? Because I don't..."

The second act more than makes up for what the first act lacks. Pink's descent into "madness" is soaring, searing and a punch to the gut as well as the heart. I cried like a baby during "In the Flesh," when stormtroopers began pulling "undesirables" out of the audience and beating them, as Pink sang "Are there any queers in the theatre tonight? Get them up against the wall. And that one looks Jewish, and that one's a coon, who let all this riffraff into the room?"

With everything happening in the US right now, that cut really close to the bone. Which I think is what made it so powerful.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: euro60 on July 29, 2018, 11:35:07 PM
I was interested in going to "Another Brick In the Wall - The Opera", but man, those tickets were expensive!

Glad you enjoyed it, MK!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 30, 2018, 11:05:26 PM
The terrific and visually stunning second act more than made up for the dull plod of bollocks the first act was.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: trixi on July 31, 2018, 10:27:13 PM
1-26  Aimee Mann--Madison Theater
2-17  New Politics/Dreamers--Bogarts
5-10  Afghan Whigs/Built to Spill--The Wiltern (Los Angeles)
5-27  Loverboy/Rick Springfield/B 52s--Taste of Cincinnati
6-1  Depeche Mode--United Center (Chicago)
6-3  Dropkick Murphys/Jack White--Bunbury
6-13  U2--Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
6-29  Motherfolk/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah--Fountain Square
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Zafer Kaya on July 31, 2018, 11:31:14 PM
Is “When the Tigers Broke Free” in the opera?  Because if it isn’t, then that opera sucks.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on August 01, 2018, 08:35:55 AM
Is “When the Tigers Broke Free” in the opera?  Because if it isn’t, then that opera sucks.

Yes, segueing into Bring the Boys Back Home. And one of the female leads became Vera Lynn and sang "Some Sunny Day," which was the only song that wasn't done operatic.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on August 13, 2018, 08:44:28 AM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest
7-26: Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera - Music Hall.
8-1: Talking Dreads - Fountain Square, Downtown
Reggae Wednesday on Fountain Square is always a good time, but getting to see a really tight, professional band like Talking Dreads FOR FREE is a real treat. Led by Tom Tom Club member Mystic Bowie, the band plays reggae-fied versions of not only Talking Heads songs, but other alternative/modern rock artists, as well as plenty of straight up reggae tunes from favorites like Toots & the Maytals, Bob Marley and more. Excellent evening.

8-10: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / All-Seeing Eye / Stallone'n'Roses - Woodward Theater

Holy cow, that man never disappoints.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: Drjohnrock on September 01, 2018, 01:54:05 PM
1.  3/30/2018 - Supersuckers/Drivin N Cryin/Tommy Grit & The Pricks--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky
2.  4/7/2018 - Karla Bonoff--Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio
3.  4/21/2018 -  Sierra Hull/Don Gallardo--Southgate House Revival, Newport, Kentucky
4.  5/1/2018 - Calvin Johnson/Anissa Pulcheon---Black Plastic Records, Cincinnati, Ohio



5.  8/31/2018--Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds/Slim Cessna's Auto Club--MOTR Pub, Cincinnati, Ohio

I give a mini-review of this show in the Coming To MOTR thread.  This was only my fifth gig this year.  I don't have the time or inclination to go to as many as TayFo does but five is still too few. Maybe I'll pick up the pace the last four months of the year.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on September 04, 2018, 09:01:11 AM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest
7-26: Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera - Music Hall.
8-1: Talking Dreads - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-10: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / All-Seeing Eye / Stallone'n'Roses - Woodward Theater
8-22: The Cliftones - Fountain Square, Downtown
More Reggae Wednesday action.

8-31: Pomegranates - AGAR Block Party, Walnut St. OTR
Had planned to walk over and watch the show but discovered we could just as easily sit on our balcony and listen without having to get into the melee.

9-1: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - MOTR

Fuckin' hell this show was solid. JohnnyRoyale (remember him?) turned us onto this Seattle-based band last year and we were super bummed to have missed their set at Plaid Room on Record Store Day, so when we heard they were coming back through town on their way to the Detroit Jazz Fest we knew we couldn't miss them.

DLo3 are one of the tightest - yet loosest - bands I've seen in ages. Amazingly tight drummer, Lamarr's Hammond was ON POINT and guitarist Jimmy James blew the roof off the place. Bluesy, funky, soulful, on fucking fire.

There was no opener and they played two sets to a crowd who could not get enough. If you get a chance to see them, DO IT.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: twentyshots on September 04, 2018, 10:50:46 PM

8-31: Pomegranates - AGAR Block Party, Walnut St. OTR
Had planned to walk over and watch the show but discovered we could just as easily sit on our balcony and listen without having to get into the melee.


wait....they are still around?
the cincinnati band, yeah?
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on September 05, 2018, 07:43:44 PM

8-31: Pomegranates - AGAR Block Party, Walnut St. OTR
Had planned to walk over and watch the show but discovered we could just as easily sit on our balcony and listen without having to get into the melee.


wait....they are still around?
the cincinnati band, yeah?
Yep, they apparently reformed especially for this gig from what I was told.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on October 02, 2018, 05:05:03 PM
just wanted to post that my bday treat is tickets to see the cowboy junkies in guelph ontario! can't wait!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on October 11, 2018, 12:40:36 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest
7-26: Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera - Music Hall.
8-1: Talking Dreads - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-10: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / All-Seeing Eye / Stallone'n'Roses - Woodward Theater
8-22: The Cliftones - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-31: Pomegranates - AGAR Block Party, Walnut St. OTR
9-1: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - MOTR
10-10: Anna Burch / Fred Thomas / Common Holly - MOTR
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: twentyshots on October 12, 2018, 12:20:27 AM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest
7-26: Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera - Music Hall.
8-1: Talking Dreads - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-10: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / All-Seeing Eye / Stallone'n'Roses - Woodward Theater
8-22: The Cliftones - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-31: Pomegranates - AGAR Block Party, Walnut St. OTR
9-1: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - MOTR
10-10: Anna Burch / Fred Thomas / Common Holly - MOTR
anna burch is featured on some of the better fred songs....kind of a missed opportunity that she didn't join him for them, especially since he is playing for her part on this tour. they should just embrace the swapping of roles.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on October 12, 2018, 12:36:29 PM
anna burch is featured on some of the better fred songs....kind of a missed opportunity that she didn't join him for them, especially since he is playing for her part on this tour. they should just embrace the swapping of roles.

I agree.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on October 30, 2018, 12:53:39 PM
2-14: Wonky Tonk - MOTR
2-17: New Politics / Dreamers - Bogarts
3-16: Born Ruffians / Fleece - MOTR
3-31: Governor Davis Band - Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis
4-18: Ho99o9 / 3Teeth - Southgate House Revival
4-20: Jake Owen / Pitbull - Duke Energy Convention Center
4-25: Weaves / Stef Chura - MOTR
4-27: Leggy - We Have Become Vikings, OTR
4-28: The National / Father John Misty / The Breeders / Lord Huron - Smale Riverfront Park
5-27: Loverboy / Rick Springfield / B52s - Taste of Cincinnati Music Fest
7-26: Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera - Music Hall.
8-1: Talking Dreads - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-10: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / All-Seeing Eye / Stallone'n'Roses - Woodward Theater
8-22: The Cliftones - Fountain Square, Downtown
8-31: Pomegranates - AGAR Block Party, Walnut St. OTR
9-1: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - MOTR
9-7: Jukebox the Ghost - Taft Theatre Ballroom
10-10: Anna Burch / Fred Thomas / Common Holly - MOTR
10-25: Nine Inch Nails / Jesus and Mary Chain / Gabe Gurnsey - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Fuck yes.

10-31: Mothers / Mega Bog / Orchards - MOTR

I was really looking forward to seeing Mothers but man, were they dull. I mean, they sounded amazing but had the stage presence of a dishrag. Mega Bog was just sorta meh with songs that meandered without really beginning or ending. Yawn. Local psych-pop opener Orchards was by far the best of the three - great tunes, witty onstage banter and just plain fun.

It was Halloween, so most of the MOTR crowd was in costume, as were the bands. And once again Orchards won the night with theirs. While Mothers and Mega Bog kinda half-assed some silly hats (and one half-assed Spiderman costume), Orchards all dressed as members of the Scooby Doo gang. The drummer was Freddie, the dude guitarist was Velma, the chick guitarist was Daphne and the bassist was ... too cool to dress up.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: MissKitty on October 30, 2018, 12:56:44 PM
4.  5/1/2018 - Calvin Johnson/Anissa Pulcheon---Black Plastic Records, Cincinnati, Ohio

The K Records website, as well as at least one of the other venues on his mini tour of the Midwest, gives the artist credit as Selector Dub Narcotic. But Black Plastic Records promoted it as a Calvin Johnson gig, so that's what I'm calling it.

But whether you refer to the headliner as SDN or by his real name, you get Calvin Johnson in hip hop mode, something I'm not inclined to appreciate.  But Johnson was really funny,  satirized rap's bombast and macho posturing and varied things by playing some melodica and even singing a little.   He performed for 37 minutes, which isn't bad for a record store gig, and the great weather allowed the show to be held on the sidewalk in front of the store.  And Calvin still has the DIY spirit:  while I'm sure he could afford to have t-shirts commercially printed with the name of his record label and recording studio, he was wearing a plain white tee with obviously homemade writing on it--it looked like the homemade t-shirt my daughter wore to her first We The Kings concert, if not as well done.  All in all, a good time was had by the 30 or so of us gathered for the show.

Finally got to listen to Calvin's new album and it's excellent. I am really kicking myself for missing this show.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on November 05, 2018, 05:09:05 PM


1. 3/20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ st. andrews detroit
2. 5/11 jukebox the ghost @magic stick detroit - excellent show!
3. 5/25 decemberists/elenor friedberger @ hill auditorium ann arbor - gained a new appreciation for the new album, great concert!

4. 10/12 cowboy junkies @ river run center, guelph ontario
5. 10/19 great lake swimmers/native harrow @ the ark, ann arbor MI
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on November 11, 2018, 04:20:50 PM
1. 3/20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ st. andrews detroit
2. 5/11 jukebox the ghost @magic stick detroit - excellent show!
3. 5/25 decemberists/elenor friedberger @ hill auditorium ann arbor - gained a new appreciation for the new album, great concert!
4. 10/12 cowboy junkies @ river run center, guelph ontario
5. 10/19 great lake swimmers/native harrow @ the ark, ann arbor MI
6. 11/10 los campesinos! @ loving touch, ferndale MI

fun quirky band, put on a great show.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on December 08, 2018, 12:07:13 PM
1. 3/20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ st. andrews detroit
2. 5/11 jukebox the ghost @magic stick detroit - excellent show!
3. 5/25 decemberists/elenor friedberger @ hill auditorium ann arbor - gained a new appreciation for the new album, great concert!
4. 10/12 cowboy junkies @ river run center, guelph ontario
5. 10/19 great lake swimmers/native harrow @ the ark, ann arbor MI
6. 11/10 los campesinos! @ loving touch, ferndale MI fun quirky band, put on a great show.

7. 12/6 STARS/my brightest diamond @ st. andrews, detroit, MI

always good to see stars, but man, the crowds have no decency. why pay ~$40 bucks to sit and talkLOUDLY all through a  concert? the talkers definitely ruined the vibe mid-show, but after bitching to the crowd, stars took off and nailed the rest of the show.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on December 15, 2018, 12:59:04 AM
1. 3/20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ st. andrews detroit
2. 5/11 jukebox the ghost @magic stick detroit - excellent show!
3. 5/25 decemberists/elenor friedberger @ hill auditorium ann arbor - gained a new appreciation for the new album, great concert!
4. 10/12 cowboy junkies @ river run center, guelph ontario
5. 10/19 great lake swimmers/native harrow @ the ark, ann arbor MI
6. 11/10 los campesinos! @ loving touch, ferndale MI fun quirky band, put on a great show.
7. 12/6 STARS/my brightest diamond @ st. andrews, detroit, MI

always good to see stars, but man, the crowds have no decency. why pay ~$40 bucks to sit and talkLOUDLY all through a  concert? the talkers definitely ruined the vibe mid-show, but after bitching to the crowd, stars took off and nailed the rest of the show.

8. 12/14 over the rhine @ the ark, ann arbor MI

if you haven't seen the xmas tour, go do it, NOW. amazing show.
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: kamera26 on January 29, 2019, 01:59:18 PM
What a concert day in Cincinnati.  Guided by Voices, Iron & Wine with the CSO, Josh Ritter and Bon Iver.  I'm going to have no money!
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: euro60 on January 29, 2019, 10:40:17 PM
What a concert day in Cincinnati.  Guided by Voices, Iron & Wine with the CSO, Josh Ritter and Bon Iver.  I'm going to have no money!
urrr... when was this?
Title: Re: 25 Concerts for 2018
Post by: kamera26 on January 30, 2019, 08:49:59 AM
They just all got announced today.  Iron & Wine with the CSO on 3/22, 3/31 Bon Iver and Josh Ritter on 5/21 all at Taft.  Then GBV at the Woodward on 6/28.