nekrobarr wrote:Thanks for the welcome. I was definitely excited about movin to the area, as I've seen more shows pass through Chicago and skip over Detroit and surrounding areas way too many times. Sadly, with my work schedule, it is way difficult to hit up a show, and hence I have been to a single one yet! So lame... I was definitely a regular in the Detroit scene, mostly hitting up Harpo's. Seems like lately all the shows were going to Blondies, which seems like a very good place for most of the shows that have actually dropped in there.
While I've not been to any shows in Chicagoland yet, I've at least had the pleasure of hitting up Kuma's a few times so far. Metal doesn't get more tasty.
Wish Agalloch would tour more, methinks it would definitely be a treat to see them. Glad I at least got the recent DVD. And I feel pretty lucky that I was able to snag a copy of The White when that came out!
Hey - if you were a regular in the Detroit scene, maybe you know of a guy who goes by "Detroit Don" (at least on the Wacken forum!) - I emailed with him a few times since he is going this summer for the first time and I told him some of my experiences logistics wise in 09. The guy goes to tons of shows there in Detroit.....I bring this up cause there's definitely a core group of people who I see at just about every metal gig here in Chi-town - I imagine it's like that in most places. It's great because if you go alone, there are always familiar faces. I've met a lot of fun people and it's always great talking metal music since outside of one friend of mine, none of my friends and family members share my metal musical taste
. (although I do have several long time friends who are big prog rock fans - as am I as well, e.g. Yes, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Riverside, etc.- what's usually the deal breaker
for them is the "cookie monster vocals" -
Ooops....rambled a bit there...you mentioned Kuma's! I can't believe I've never been there - a friend and I tried to go once but there was a 2 hour wait - I think my next attempt will be at like 3 pm on a Monday on something - and lol - I just googled the menu - awesome - http://www.kumascorner.com/food
. But wtf - no Dimmu Burger ??!! (a la Dethklok
Thanks for the info about the Agalloch DVD - didn't know about it.