Sunday, May 07, 2017

Coheed 67

Coheed & Cambria
Fillmore Silver Spring
May 6, 2017

Sold out. Sweatbox. GAIBSIV is the tour I saw the most, so seeing them play the album in its entirety was good. Lots of cool video stuff going on behind them. 

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Posts to be written (still)

KMFDM with Legion Within , Rein[Forced]
Friday, Mar 22, 2013 8:00 PM EDT (Doors: 7:00 PM) 

Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA, 15209 

Amorphis at MD Death Fest 2015

Napalm Death & Agnostic Front in Frederick MD 2015

Mashrou Leila, Hamilton, DC June 13 2016

2017: Amorphis x2
Kenny Loggins!
Depeche Mode

Gojira, Sept 21, 2016

September 21, 2016
Silver Spring, MD

The only Ticketmaster vouchers I was able to cash in, I was fortunately able to use for this show (although I would have paid full price). This was the first headlining tour for Gojira since 2013, when I'd seen them in Cleveland and it was in support of their latest album, Magma, which I still have yet to buy.

Amazing set from amazing metal musicians.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coheed & Cambria, March 2, 2016, Echostage, Washington, DC

#66 of Coheed
March 2, 2016
Coheed & Cambria
Echostage, Washington DC

Most of this post is complaining about parking...

First time at Echostage. It is not in a very convenient location. Yes, you can drive there pretty easily but parking is a bitch. I tried Parking Panda and chose one of the mid-price lots that, on the map, looked pretty close. But, it was very confusing trying to find that particular lot, and then when we finally found it, the parking attendant was sitting in his car and was so stoned that he couldn't tell me if I was in the right place. Also, there were raccoons running around between the cars so I just parked on the street. My roommate still claims I was trying to get her infected with rabies.

Anyway, we got there in time for Glassjaw, whom I don't recall seeing before even though they're the godfathers of emo and are from New York state. It's likely that I did see them at some point in college, but I went to so many shows and never wrote anything down then that I only remember a handful of what I saw. At any rate, they and I are old and still rock. I wish that they had a longer set.

Finally, 6 months after buying the tickets to the Color Before the Sun tour, for the 66th time, Coheed & Cambria. I was really excited to see the new album live and their lighting was really impressive. Very good crowd too. There were even some surprises (for me anyway) in the setlist.
I'm very happy for their success but a little depressed I can't go follow them around anymore, particularly at $45/ticket. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

65th of Coheed

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Coheed & Cambria
You Blew It
Bottle & Cork
Dewey Beach, DE

I'm probably too old and definitely too fat to be hanging around at the beach, but we had a good time. First time in Dewey and every other car at the hotel had PA plates, mine only recently having turned back into DC plates.

Bottle & Cork seems to have a lot of shows, but they weren't really equipped for it other than having tons of cheap beer: almost no security, no barricades, nothing to protect the band and the kids in the front. I had a Bud Light Lime and stayed in the back under the AC but I could still see/hear just fine since this is a pretty small place. In fact, it's probably one of the smallest venues I've seen Coheed in in the 12 years since I first saw them. Like, PA polka hall small. 

Even though it took me more than 6 months to write this post, at least I emailed myself the set list at the time:
Favor House
Al the Killer
Time Consumer
No World for Tomorrow
Delirium Trigger
Devil in Jersey City
Blood Red Summer

The Suffering
Ten Speed
Welcome Home

Saturday, May 02, 2015

64th of Coheed

Coheed and Cambria - Neverender IKSSE:3
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

This was on my actual birthday and I never bothered to write up a review. As I recall now, they played all of IKSSE:3 and a second set of other stuff and I stood behind someone in a 412 hat.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013
Orange Goblin
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA

I don't know why I didn't write a post for this before. I even remember being complemented on my 3 Inches of Blood hoodie by some random dudes at this show. [Which seems to be the crucial difference between DC and everywhere else - every time I wear some metal shirt/hoodie outside of DC, people will talk to me instead of giving me the stink-eye like in DC.]

Lionize I'd seen with Clutch before since they're from MD. I think I only caught part of their set this time.

Orange Goblin is from the UK? OK. I thought I'd seen them before, but I guess not. I enjoyed it and would check them out again.

Clutch was touring in support of their new album, Earth Rocker. I was probably the only person in the club who appreciated the Chuck Brown intro and fully appreciated the new song "DC Sound Attack" with the go-go beat. Anyway, Clutch always puts on a good show and there are always tons of dudes who look like Neil Fallon in the audience, so you can't really go wrong. Also, I didn't see any fights, so this was actually better than my previous experiences at Clutch shows.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Gojira, 9 FEB 2013

9 February 2013
The Devin Townsend Project
Mr. Smalls Theater
Pittsburgh, PA

Well, I finally made it to Mr. Smalls. I'm like an actual Pittsburgher now (even though I'm technically homeless). I don't know that I need to see another show there.

I know of Devin Townend since friends are Strapping Young Lad fans. I enjoyed TDTP and would probably check them out again.

I was happy that Gojira sold out this show (and others on this tour), so hopefully we'll be seeing more of them Stateside in the future. They played basically the same set I saw in Cleveland, which was excellent. Longer encore than I expected and they all stayed on stage and high-fived everyone on they way out. Tres bien!

Coheed & Cambria, February 2013

Coheed & Cambria
4 Feb 2013
5 Feb 2013
9:30 Club
Washington, D.C.

7 Feb 2013
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA

New album [The Afterman: Descension], new tour. Opening acts: Russian Circles (whom I like) and Between the Buried and Me (whom I didn't ever really need to see again). New stage set (more mannequins!) and backdrops. Nice that the tour started at 9:30 Club, still my favorite venue, even though I hadn't been there in more than 3 years.


Sentry the Defiant
[night two: Holly Wood]
A Favor House Atlantic
The Afterman [night two: Good Night, Fair Lady]
No World For Tomorrow [night one only]
The Crowing [intro made me think it would be Delirium Trigger]
Vic the Butcher
Evagria the Faithful
Iron Fist (acoustic)
Here We Are Juggernaut
Dark Side of Me
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3


Wake Up
Domino the Destitute
Welcome Home

I'd not been to Stage AE before. It's in the middle of the parking lots for Pittsburgh's sports stadiums, where it's $10 (cash-only) to park. With no nearby ATMs, I ended up paying mostly in change I happened to have in my pockets (from my Megabus trip to DC). Thankfully, I could use a card to buy a new tour t-shirt. The set-list was the same as the first night of the tour. I couldn't take yet another Wake Up or Welcome Home, so apparently I missed a power outage during the encore (Super Bowl fallout?). You can find the whole set on YouTube though.

I didn't get any good photos because I was too far back & never carry a camera anymore.