I ended up not going to that festival. My has been having trouble with the engine so I didn't wanna take it for a 3 hour drive. I did end up seeing the Dillinger Escape Plan who were spectacular. I ended up stage diving with their singer during the last song which was so great.
I've got Soundgarden coming up next then Foals or Danny Brown. They're on the same day in the same city which is annoying. Unless I can find some else to take my ticket, I'll be missing out on Danny. I also might check out Swans and Death Grips who are coming in next month or something liek that.
I've got a two show coming up this month that leave my ears ringing. I'm seeing the Dillinger Escape Plan. If you've never watched their live videos, this will give you a good idea of what it's like. Last time I was at the venue they're playing, my ears were ringing for about 3 days after the show.
The day after that I'm planning of going to a small festival at Penn State in Pennsylvania. It's free to everyone but 3 hours away compared to the usual 1 hour drive for shows. Luckily, Brand New, MGMT, and Big Boi are headlining. Not big on MGMT but Big Boi is cool and I looooove Brand New. I'm stoked.
Yeah I've heard that the packaging was shoddy. I'd be really irritated.
I've always been worried about tinnitus, particularly as some of my friends have it and I'm thinking if I'll be next. Two weeks ago I was at a local venue and sat right next to the big ol' noisebox which make my right ear feel really numb actually. I went outside eventually and felt uncoordinated. I don't want to harm my hearing any.
I got my vinyl copy of mbv in the mail a few weeks ago. You'd think they'd package it better since it cost me 30 USD not including shipping. It came damaged on arrival. Goddammit, Kevin.
That reminds that I really need to invest in some custom fit earplugs soon. Going to shows as often as I do, I'm kinda surprised I haven't been stricken with some mild form of tinnitus yet. I'd like to keep it that way. I don't expect ones given out at the venue would too high quality. They'd probably end up distorting the sound rather than just softening its impact on your eardrums. Custom fit are much more expensive than standard ones, though.
Yeah I'm a big fan of all their stuff. The new album 'mbv' is also brilliant, maybe a little less effective than Loveless, and the works before Loveless are top quality also. I'd like to go to a live show ... I've read accounts of people leaving the venue halfway through the gig due to the sheer loudness of the band. Apparently you're offered earplugs before the set to make it bearable.
One of my favorite things about that album is how vague and obscured it is. The album is so sparse yet the vocals are still hard to make out even though they're basically spoken. It adds a lot to the spooky atmosphere of the album.
If I had to say what it's about, I'd go with social anxiety and desperation. But I'm still pretty unsure about what it all means.
Hell yeah, I went to it. Was an intense spectacle. I was pushed all the way to the front right at the beginning so I had a perfect view. Their singer approached me multiple times to scream in my face. He even pointed the mic to me to let me sing. The crowd was also ♥♥♥♥ing crazy. Multiple people jumping on and off stage with a giant mosh in front of the stage. It was incredible.
Some people give mixed reactions because their setlists are KOL heavy, but that doesn't bother me too much. I like bands who have artistic visions and pursue them rather than wheel out the same setlist back-to-back every tour with minor additions.
Nice one. I never worked out gig etiquette when it came to shirts because I was told never to wear a band shirt, although my mate wore a Flaming Lips shirt to a gig recently and Justin Pierre seemed to like it. I don''t think that most people care and I was probably just given MALIGNANT ADVICE.
Missed an opportunity to go see Radiohead tonight and didn't get Glastonbury tickets, so I'm not in luck lately.