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. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Coheed 60 - Oct 16 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Coheed & Cambria
The Dear Hunter
House of Blues

I think this is the fourth of the Houses of Blueses for me (LV, AC, Chi, Cle) and it certainly wasn't the worst. I do really wish I'd gotten a seated ticket though because my legs hurt for days after standing for 4+ hours on their concrete floor (plus the 5ish hours of driving). I never understood why clubs don't use that rubber flooring. Anyway.

Three was great as usual, playing the same set I saw in Kingston. A lot of the people standing around me had apparently never seen them before but I'll bet they would all go see them again now.

Even though I recall The Dear Hunter touring with Coheed before (and other bands I've seen), I don't think I ever saw them before. Just before they came on, there was a large group that came and stood near me who were there ONLY to see TDH. Hipsters. Also: Bears. Here's a Simpsons quote that pretty well illustrates my feelings at this point in the night:
Teen1: Oh, here comes that cannonball guy. He's cool.
Teen2: Are you being sarcastic, dude?
Teen1: I don't even know anymore.

Coheed played a slightly different set than Kingston, including new songs Holly Wood and Afterman. I feel guilty reporting that I didn't stay until the bitter end, but I would literally not have been able to walk back to the car and drive home if I had. Apparently I could have gotten in early too since I'd ordered the box set (which I still haven't received, unsurprisingly). I would be dead now if I'd spent that much time in the club. No one posted the full set list, but you can read various compliments and complaints about it on Cobalt & Calcium. It looks like I was not the only one feeling bad after this show, as now the last few tour dates have been changed. Maybe I can actually go to Nashville now.

Edited to add that my box set came WHILE I was typing this post. Also, that I think it's cute that posters on the Co&Ca forums have all their show dates as their signatures.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Coheed & Cambria w/Three, Kingston, NY, 09.13.2012

September 13, 2012
#59 of Coheed
#20 of Three
UPAC Theater
Kingston, NY

Well, at least I will know where I was when my second niece was born: the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. So to celebrate, I took a tour of Ommegang Brewery and tasted some delicious Belgian (and Belgian-style) beers before heading on 2-lane roads and gravel/dirt detours to Kingston. I'd been to Kingston once a few years ago, on my way to Bearsville for the Three CD release party. It wasn't any different than I remembered.

My friend BB, who saw Coheed once before with me, came along since it was a local show for him. It was a nice venue - seated theater - so it was more comfortable that his previous experience.

I could't believe I hadn't seen Three in FOUR YEARS. Crazy. They played a good set, including a few of the songs off of the latest album The Ghost You Gave to Me as well as a selection of older songs like Alien Angel and Amaze Disgrace.

Coheed sounded good. My first time seeing Josh back with the band and first time I've seen Sentry and Domino live.
Better fans than I posted the set list:
The Hollow (?)
No World for Tomorrow
Gravemakers and Gunslingers
Everything Evil
Made Out of Nothing
Ten Speed
The Suffering
Mother Superior
Sentry the Defiant
Blood Red Summer
In Keeping Secrets

Domino the Destitute
A Favor House Atlantic
Welcome Home
The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut