rootleaf wrote:Laura wrote:rootleaf - I really enjoyed reading your list - thanks for posting it. There is a lot of variety which I appreciate since I've enjoyed a wide variety of music over the years as well (as I do the same with people, places, and other things besides music. ) A couple band names jumped out to me in particular because I'm seeing them both for the first time in the coming months and super stoked - Death Cab for Cutie and Ministry. Ministry I've loved since the 80s and I've only become familar with DCFC in the past few years. (absolutely crazy about them - Ben's songwriting & delivery has such a sweet, quirky & subtle brilliance to it I think. )
Also would love to go to SXSW someday and have watched a number of those Austin City Limits gigs on TV.
Thanks! I did notice going through the lists that mine was quite different than most of the ones posted here. With a few exceptions like your's, many of them are all metal. I listen to many different types of music. Living in Austin it is a big melting pot of lots of different musical styles, which is perfect for me.
You're welcome! I've never been to Austin (actually only been to Texas a few times - San Antonio & Dallas - many moons ago) - sounds like a cool city. With Chicago being such a big city - there are tons of music events going on all the time - love the choice and variety. That gig list that I posted on the first page of this thread from 2005 forward didn't include some of the free classical and other concerts that take place at Grant Park & Millennium Park in the summer....those are a lot of fun too.
rootleaf wrote:I've been listening to Death Cab since their first album on Sup Pop records came out, so I've been lucky enough to see them 3 times, including the first time in a really small venue which was amazing. They kept playing bigger and bigger places each time, so been fun watching them grow over time. Their old stuff is still the best I think, but I really love the stuff he did on The Postal Service too.
The first DCFC song that caught my interest (just a few years ago) was Soul Meets Body (still my favorite I think) - it was on a music sampler CD that came with a music magazine we get where I work. I had heard of the band name before of course, but had never really checked them out. First album I bought was Plans which I feel like I must have listened to a 1,000 times - absolutely love it! The only two others I own are Transatlanticism and Narrow Stairs (just got NS since the cruise) - great to hear the early albums are so great too - I plan to buy those, as well as the most recent one, before I see them next month. Cool you saw them early on in their career. They are playing here two nights at The Chicago Theater - a fairly large venue - and I think both are sold out or nearly sold out.
rootleaf wrote:I was just at the venue for ACL last weekend for the Gigantour show, and their festival is fun, although I can only take a day of it (too hot, dusty, crowded and expensive now). SXSW is my favorite time of year, and it is getting ready to kick off this weekend. It is a week of partying and craziness that is hard to do justice in a few words. There are parties going day and night (many for free with free booze too), and almost any place in Austin that can be turned into a venue is for the week. There are 1200+ official bands and probably another 500 unofficial bands playing all week. You definitely should come experience it some time. I've had to scale back my fun the last few years due to grad school, but next year I'll probably take a week off and do it full scale again.
Yep - SXSW sounds great! *adds to bucket list* viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1383&hilit=bucket+lists