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Live music
#1
OK, seems like the original thread disappeared.
Anyway, my resolution for this year was to catch as much live music as I can.

So, so far I have seen:

Lilly Allen
Lady Sovereign
Some CRAZY Brazilian shit
Natalie Williams
Nate James

(I'm pretty sure I've seen more [Image: hmm.gif] )

Nate James was pretty good. I'd say he's much better live because a lot of his music sounds kind of repetitive.
The high point was after he finished his set, the crowd made a feeble encore attempt, to which Nate replied.
He came back on stage with his pianist and they looked like they were going to perform a tune, but then...

this little boy came on stage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_bk4Pny8vo

It was bloody amazing! Kando shitayo [Image: w00t.gif]
And the way he exhaled at the end (he was obviously holding his breath all the way through [Image: tongue.gif]), he was adorable [Image: smile.gif]
Make every moment count!
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#2
I'll be watching Keane at the end of the month.

The last concert I went to was to watch Flight of the Conchords sometime last year.
I want to be back at the beach...
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#3
<!--quoteo(post=182359:date=May 17 2007, 09:32 PM:name=danielyuki)-->QUOTE(danielyuki @ May 17 2007, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->OK, seems like the original thread disappeared.
Anyway, my resolution for this year was to catch as much live music as I can.

So, so far I have seen:

Lilly Allen
Lady Sovereign
Some CRAZY Brazilian shit
Natalie Williams
Nate James

(I'm pretty sure I've seen more [Image: hmm.gif] )

Nate James was pretty good. I'd say he's much better live because a lot of his music sounds kind of repetitive.
The high point was after he finished his set, the crowd made a feeble encore attempt, to which Nate replied.
He came back on stage with his pianist and they looked like they were going to perform a tune, but then...

this little boy came on stage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_bk4Pny8vo

It was bloody amazing! Kando shitayo [Image: w00t.gif]
And the way he exhaled at the end (he was obviously holding his breath all the way through [Image: tongue.gif]), he was adorable [Image: smile.gif]<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->


Wow, it must have been touching to see that kid on stage perform that!
I want to be back at the beach...
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#4
<!--quoteo(post=182364:date=May 18 2007, 10:55 AM:name=iconSam)-->QUOTE(iconSam @ May 18 2007, 10:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->Wow, it must have been touching to see that kid on stage perform that!<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Yeah, He looked so nervous (just a regular shogakusei in shorts [Image: tongue.gif] ) but he aced it! [Image: cool.gif]

I was supposed to see James Morrison tonight, but he got tonsillitis or some shit like that [Image: dry.gif]
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#5
Haven't had much time to see any bands play - occasionally I'll go to "What the Dickens?" in Ebisu to watch a band play, but nothing really "major" as of late... One of my favorite bands that performs there is "T.K. and the Blues Blasters". They are all great musicians, and they do the really old blues standards pretty well - rocking them up a notch or two... or three.

The last show I saw was... well... MY band on March 17th. And, most likely the next band I'll watch is ... uh... MY band...

I've been playing in this band for about 12 years now. We play "oldies" or rock 'n' roll that your grandparents would dance to...

We'll be playing a charity gig in Yokohama on June 17th (Sunday) at a party commemorating the 100th bowling tournament that donates proceeds to the handicapped of Kanagawa prefecture, and others... This will be the fourth time to play this gig, and the last time we played, I hear that they donated half of the proceeds to the Niigata earthquake vicitms fund. The first time we played the gig, I almost started crying because we were playing, people were dancing and having a great time, but I realized that a few of the folks dancing could not hear the music at all - 100% hearing impaired (the PC term for deaf). YET... they danced and never missed the beat!!! Apparently, we who have hearing capabilities take for granted that bass drums will pound the beat onto your chest, so you can feel the beat. This is one reason that LIVE music is much more exciting than a CD or a song on the radio (unless you crank up your stereo to neighborhood UNfriendly levels, that is).

We're currently toying with the idea of playing a gig on June 9th, and may do another on June 30th, but if those fall through, our next gig will be on the beach off Miura Kaigan. We've played that gig for the past three years, and will be doing it again this year. I just hope it doesn't rain like it did last year, though...

I was going to post a photo of that gig, but no attachments in this thread, it seems...
Oh well, my profile photo shows me playing at that gig in March.
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#6
oooooh [Image: smile.gif] *taking notes*
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#7
A Hundred Birds

It's a live house band, as in house music. Amazingly they play house with a 30 piece modern big band complete with a DJ, horn section (including flute), back chorus, three singers, ten piece string section, guitars and bass, and an assortment of percussions, all with a conductor! Their CDs are pretty good, but the it doesn't really translate their intensity of the live shows. They even covered Jeff Mills' Bells! Really funkily too. I never expected that to be covered so well by a big band, was totally grooving. Oh yeah, they're Japanese.
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#8
Oh shit, I forgot about the band that I went to see with Davide and SnoBall over New Years Eve... what were they called.
Pretty intense they were [Image: buttrock.gif] I even saw Eddie there.
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#9
<!--quoteo(post=182424:date=May 17 2007, 08:46 PM:name=number9)-->QUOTE(number9 @ May 17 2007, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->A Hundred Birds

It's a live house band, as in house music. Amazingly they play house with a 30 piece modern big band complete with a DJ, horn section (including flute), back chorus, three singers, ten piece string section, guitars and bass, and an assortment of percussions, all with a conductor! Their CDs are pretty good, but the it doesn't really translate their intensity of the live shows. They even covered Jeff Mills' Bells! Really funkily too. I never expected that to be covered so well by a big band, was totally grooving. Oh yeah, they're Japanese.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

for real??? [Image: w00t.gif]

my Japanese ex-housemate gave me one of their CDs before i left and Ive been listening to it heaps for the past two months. love to see em live so please let me know if u hear of any upcoming gigs!

Live Music?

well i went to a big music fest in Oz back in January (Big Day Out) and saw a few goodies there.
standouts:
*Muse
*Lupe Fiasco
*Spank Rock
*Scribe
*Peaches

also saw John Butler Trio back home, but that was late last year.

im keen on getting a good dose of live music while im here. ive never actually been to a Live House, either... [Image: blush21.gif]
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#10
Your ex-housemate has good taste! For a great band that's been active for 10 years, they don't get enough publicity (maybe they don't care? It'd be an A&R man's nightmare though, such a huge band haha, maybe that's why.)

There's no upcoming shows scheduled, but let's keep our eyes on it, you gotta see 'em live!
http://www.ahundredbirds.com/

Tokyo's great for live music, there are many livehouses of 1000-2000 capacity which aren't too big and they often host good domestic bands. Then there are much smaller tiny bars and clubs too for up and coming bands. And the music scene (beneath the Oricon bubble) here is really vibrant. Too bad one of my favourite little bands has taken a break from performing recently. They're called Kousoku Spam (Highspeed Spam) and they play an awesomely danceable rock music with some funky horns, violin, and sometimes a DJ.
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#11
I saw Pink Martini

I am going to watch George Michael although I am not a big fun

I also watched a Cuba orchestra similar to Buena Vista

I m going to watch Yamato Wadaiko drummers [Image: inlove.gif]
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#12
The last gigs I went to were Common (last summer at a festival in London) and Roots Manuva, both awesome. The crowd at the former were so great too, I forgot how uplifting it can be to feel the bass in your face in a feeling-it crowd .
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#13
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra doing the '78 Lupin III theme, dayamn.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm47VW07O6A
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#14
PATTY SMITH LIVE IN ATHENS !!! Last saturday... she rocked!!! seriously!! and shw also said some songs of other artists like NIRVANA....

She was kinda scary thought! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laughlong.gif[/img]
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#15
Hey this threads worth reviving.....



Last year went to see Suga Shikao in North London



A couple of weekends ago went to see the Flaming Lips at Jodrell.... (one of their songs is Yoshi battles the pink robots....)

They used the Radio Telescope dish at Jodrell Bank to project a weird oil/water light show and a 2 minute snip of Lovell who set up the site....I've a video of it but haven't been able to upload it.

http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/...ank-Review
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#16
Oh I like Flaming Lips!
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