Saturday, May 24, 2014

Against Me!

When: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Where: The Roxy, Hollywood
Accompanied by: Knox
Genre: punk/alternative

An evening out w/ Knox is bound to be a good time. One of my favorite partners in crime...add to the mix Against Me!, Hollywood, and The Roxy and it's bound to be magical.

I owe my love of this band to Kathryn...if it wasn't for her, I doubt that I would have ever known AM! And my life would be a smidge duller because of it. And the fan base is absolutely intoxicating...the energy emitted at an AM! show should be bottled and sold on every street corner. 

Against Me! performed two sold out shows at The Roxy in support of their latest album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues

We were lucky enough to catch the Saturday night show... a bit off to the side, close enough to witness the madness, but far enough away to not get moshed. The stage divers were out of control...the best dive seen that night was the dad tossing his pre teen kid out into the crowd with pure faith that his child would come out unscathed...I suppose it goes to show, families that play together, stay together.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Liam Finn

When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Where: No Vacancy, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: Tiffany
Genre: Rock

First and only time seeing Liam Finn....and most definitely not the last!!  And if ever there is another show held at No Vacancy, count me in!!  Cannot explain the experience, other than to tell you that it must be experienced!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Maynard James Keenan Celebrates Cinquanta

Who: Maynard James Keenan & all that goes along with him
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Where: The Greek Theater
Accompanied by: Cody
Genre: Rock/Metal/Dark

Failure set #1:
The Nurse Who Loved Me
Sargeant Politeness
Dirty Blue Balloons

A Perfect Circle set #1:
The Package
The Noose

Puscifer set #1:
Vagina Mine
Polar Bear

Failure set #2:
Another Space Song

A Perfect Circle set #2:
Weak and Powerless

Puscifer set #2:

Failure set #3:
Stuck On You
Wet Gravity

A Perfect Circle set #3:
Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums
By and Down
The Hollow

Puscifer set #3:
The Undertaker (Spanish Fly Mix)
Rev 22:20
Man Overboard
Telling Ghosts
Cuntry Boner 
Three Little Pigs 
Devo Keenan on cello
The Humbling River

Saturday, May 3, 2014

3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

Who: Mariachi El Bronx, Ozomatli & Los Lobos
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Where: Greek Theater, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: KJ
Genre: Mariachi, Latin, Hip Hop, Rock

This is what I get for waiting too long to write about shows...I know I was there. I know I had fun. The end.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Birds of Satan with a side of Chevy Metal

When: Friday, April 18, 2014
Where: Rock & Roll Pizza, Moorpark
Accompanied by: Too many to list. Y'all know who you are!!
(Thank you, Cynthia for getting my tix)
Genre: Melt Your Face Rock & Roll

Set List:

Photo by Debbie Flaska
Oh bloody hell, I have no words. I will say that it was a night to remember. And if only I'd just said no to that "special" cookie, I'd remember more... but I do know I had a damn good time. However, for this blog post, I'll just let the photos speak for themselves. 

Pat Smear (c) TaiDyed 2014
Pat Smear
Taylor Hawkins (c) TaiDyed 2014
Various Shades of Taylor
Mick Murphy (c) TaiDyed 2014
Mick Murphy
Birds of Satan (c) TaiDyed 2014
Sound Check
Birds of Satan (c) TaiDyed 2014
Birds of Satan with a side of Chevy Metal, 4/18/14
To read a full review of this amazing show, check out:  TourBus Live Review CLICK HERE

For photos of the evening portion which includes Nate Mendel, Dave Grohl, and more Pat Smear, check out: TourBus Live Photos CLICK HERE

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shifty & His Dead Peasants

When: Friday, April 4, 2014
Where: Rock & Roll Pizza, Moorpark (Awesome owner David Veggie Vieira)
Accompanied by: Sarah, Cheryl, Cosmo, Debbie...the usual suspects
Genre: Country, Honky Tonk

Set List: no clue ...lots of honky tonk fun to be had this night. I'm sure that it consisted of some, if not all of the following - Good Time Charlies, King of Fools, Wham Bam, I'm Gonna Break Every Heart, I'm Tired, Walk Through This World With Me, Live Fast, Bull By The Horns, Bottle Let Me Down, Guitar Pickin' Man, Skid Row,....etc

Made the long ass drive out to Moorpark on a Friday.  Why? Because I support all all that is Foo - regardless if it's not my cup o' tea music wise. Besides, as I've written in previous posts, Chris has found a way to infiltrate country music into my heart (but dammit, Chris, you can't have my soul). We'll see how long it lasts, but for the moment, I don't hate it.  I'm fairly certain there are a handful of other CS&DP shows in the near future. Chances are I'll be there. It's what I do. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Neil Young, Solo and Acoustic

When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Photo by Sweet Joni
Where: Dolby Theater, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: Kathryn Knox
Genre: Folk Rock, Acoustic

Set List One: From Hank to Hendrix, On the Way Home, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Love in Mind, Philadelphia, Mellow My Mind, Reason to Believe, Someday, Changes, Harvest, Old Man, Goin' Back

Set List Two: A Man Needs a Maid, Ohio, Southern Man, Mr. Soul, If You Could Read My Mind, Harvest Moon, After the Gold Rush, Heart of Gold

Encore: Thrasher

Talk about a win-win situation. Actually ALL sorts of win:
  • Tickets won courtesy of KLOS
  • Neil Young SOLO
  • Neil Young ACOUSTIC
  • Dolby Theater - home to the Academy Awards
  • Did I mention, free tickets?
The evening was a bit voyeuristic. The audience was allowed to sit back and watch Neil in what felt like what would be his music studio/living room transported from home onto the Dolby Theater stage. As big as the theater was, the intimacy was undeniable. I honestly sat at the edge of my seat the entire show, completely mesmerized and enchanted. Neil wandered around the stage, telling stories, singing an old man puttering around. But with way more talent.

Photo by Jeff Allen
Between his story telling and every song telling a story, the time flew by much too quickly. I cried during Philadelphia. I cried during Harvest Moon.  I am sure I cried during a few others, but those are the two that I remember the most. It's not that I've never seen Neil Young perform before. Thanks to Bridge School and a few other CSN&Y shows in years past, I've had the opportunity. But none of those shows compares to this. 

The best part was being able to spend this evening with a friend who shares and understands what it means to love music so much that at times it hurts. 

I love you, Kathryn.