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Got tickets to see those Aussi brother and sister act. Angus and Julia.

But also got my tickets to see (witness/dwelve) Melanie De biasio in October. Check out the drumming on No Deal.

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Roger Waters

Us + Them tour

the hell hole that is AUCKLAND

24th of January 2018



8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


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Snarky Puppy
Derek Trucks
Vanilla Fudge
Doobie Brothers/Chicago
Jimmy Messina
Coming up 9-19: McCartney

Had a chance to see DZ again but the setlist is a little '80's heavy, which ain't my favorite FZ period, so I skipped this year.


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Snarky Puppy
Derek Trucks
Vanilla Fudge
Doobie Brothers/Chicago
Jimmy Messina
Coming up 9-19: McCartney

Had a chance to see DZ again but the setlist is a little '80's heavy, which ain't my favorite FZ period, so I skipped this year.



Big mistake the new yutes added to the band made the show incredible and the show ranked in the top 3 shows they have done IMHO... :idea:


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Touched down in Reno (even though I didn't fly). Saw Steve Howe and Geoff Downes in the lobby (separately). Really like this place. Rooms are fantastic and very reasonable.
www.grandsierraresort.com


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Touched down in Reno (even though I didn't fly). Saw Steve Howe and Geoff Downes in the lobby (separately). Really like this place. Rooms are fantastic and very reasonable.
http://www.grandsierraresort.com



I used to stay there a lot when I worked in Reno often in the early 2000...I should have gone I really like Yes... :idea:


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Good show. In contrasting the two current Yes bands:

#1:Steve Howe band played songs from every album until 1980. ARW band played songs from both 70's and 80's.
#2: Steve Howe vs. Trevor Rabin. They're both great but very different players. Both kind of defined the eras they were in the band. Definitely preferred Howe's Roundabout. Rabin put his own spin on it but it didn't surpass Howe's.
#3: Jon Anderson vs. Jon Davison. Davison is a great Anderson impersonator but let's go with the original deal here.
#4: Rick Wakeman vs. Geoff Downes. Even though Downes is a very capable player and handled all the parts just fine don't you have to go with the guy in the cape?
#5: Production (lighting, sound, etc.): Different but even.
#6: Merch: Howe band gets the nod with more and better options.

I'm glad I saw both shows but if you put a gun to my head I'd go with the ARW show.

On a side note Dweezil's old buddy Andre Cholmondeley (sp?) of Project/Object fame was very visible during the show as Steve Howe's guitar tech exchanging guitars and etc. almost every song.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:04 am 
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KUIII wrote:
Good show. In contrasting the two current Yes bands:

#1:Steve Howe band played songs from every album until 1980. ARW band played songs from both 70's and 80's.
#2: Steve Howe vs. Trevor Rabin. They're both great but very different players. Both kind of defined the eras they were in the band. Definitely preferred Howe's Roundabout. Rabin put his own spin on it but it didn't surpass Howe's.
#3: Jon Anderson vs. Jon Davison. Davison is a great Anderson impersonator but let's go with the original deal here.
#4: Rick Wakeman vs. Geoff Downes. Even though Downes is a very capable player and handled all the parts just fine don't you have to go with the guy in the cape?
#5: Production (lighting, sound, etc.): Different but even.
#6: Merch: Howe band gets the nod with more and better options.

I'm glad I saw both shows but if you put a gun to my head I'd go with the ARW show.

On a side note Dweezil's old buddy Andre Cholmondeley (sp?) of Project/Object fame was very visible during the show as Steve Howe's guitar tech exchanging guitars and etc. almost every song.



Dam I wish I could have gone... :(


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KUIII wrote:
Good show. In contrasting the two current Yes bands:

#1:Steve Howe band played songs from every album until 1980. ARW band played songs from both 70's and 80's.
#2: Steve Howe vs. Trevor Rabin. They're both great but very different players. Both kind of defined the eras they were in the band. Definitely preferred Howe's Roundabout. Rabin put his own spin on it but it didn't surpass Howe's.
#3: Jon Anderson vs. Jon Davison. Davison is a great Anderson impersonator but let's go with the original deal here.
#4: Rick Wakeman vs. Geoff Downes. Even though Downes is a very capable player and handled all the parts just fine don't you have to go with the guy in the cape?
#5: Production (lighting, sound, etc.): Different but even.
#6: Merch: Howe band gets the nod with more and better options.

I'm glad I saw both shows but if you put a gun to my head I'd go with the ARW show.

On a side note Dweezil's old buddy Andre Cholmondeley (sp?) of Project/Object fame was very visible during the show as Steve Howe's guitar tech exchanging guitars and etc. almost every song.



Dam I wish I could have gone... :(


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provided that André was not in my direct line of sight..... :lol: :lol: :wink:


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Why does everyone dislike this guy, I have no idea so I am obviously loosing my fan status... :smoke:


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Plook wrote:
Why does everyone dislike this guy, I have no idea so I am obviously loosing my fan status... :smoke:

There's no reason to dislike him. Andre rightfully used to complain on this forum when Gail was trying to intimidate club owners into canceling P/O shows. In a few cases she was successful. Back in those days Dweezil sided with his mother. Dweezil was always talking about "accepting no substitutes" and Project/Object was probably the best known Zappa tribute band out there besides ZPZ. Nasty things were said. Adrian Belew was playing at the same festival as ZPZ years ago and was invited to play with ZPZ for a song when Andre was Adrian's guitar tech. Dweezil told Adrian not to let Andre anywhere near the stage. I don't think Adrian took Dweezil's direction and Andre ended up being too close for Dweezil's liking during ZPZ's set. I don't know if Dweezil still harbors any bad feelings towards Andre as he has changed his position on a lot of things since his Mom died. Andre is a very respected guitar tech and has worked for some famous players.


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Why does everyone dislike this guy, I have no idea so I am obviously loosing my fan status... :smoke:

They're just jealous that he hooked up with xyqa and they didn't!

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Roger Waters

Us + Them tour

the hell hole that is AUCKLAND

24th of January 2018



8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Purchased my tickets today, the concert is being held at the recently rebranded Spark Arena, Spark are my telecommunications provider so I was eligible for the Spark customer pre pre pre sale. vip diamond package, row one seats thirteen & fourteen.....woo hoo!


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^^^That's better than sitting on the far side of the room but it must have cost a lot of money.


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^^^That's better than sitting on the far side of the room but it must have cost a lot of money.


Oh man, an eye watering NZ$1,200.00 each KU'

I may have blown my entertainment budget through to 2020 :lol:

DIAMOND PACKAGE
- One A Reserve seated ticket in the first three rows on the floor
- Limited Edition Set of Us + Them Tour Lithographs, designed exclusively by Roger Waters, with each special set hand numbered & comes with an Official Certificate of Authenticity
- The Roger Waters Time Capsule (Diamond & Emerald Packages Only)
- Includes a timeless collection of Roger Waters VIP themed merchandise along with a commemorative VIP tour laminate & matching lanyard

I'm taking the "you only live once" approach to this purchase.....


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Enjoy! That will be a great experience. I splurged on Pink Floyd/Waters this year too. I only paid about $100 for my Us + Them ticket but I bought the DSOTM and Wish You Were Here Immersion box sets plus the Dramatist/ation box set, a new copy of Animals and the new Roger cd in anticipation of my concert experience. Oh, then I bought a $75 t-shirt at the show that I'm still too fat to wear. It was all worth it, IMO.


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KUIII wrote:
Good show. In contrasting the two current Yes bands:

#1:Steve Howe band played songs from every album until 1980. ARW band played songs from both 70's and 80's.
#2: Steve Howe vs. Trevor Rabin. They're both great but very different players. Both kind of defined the eras they were in the band. Definitely preferred Howe's Roundabout. Rabin put his own spin on it but it didn't surpass Howe's.
#3: Jon Anderson vs. Jon Davison. Davison is a great Anderson impersonator but let's go with the original deal here.
#4: Rick Wakeman vs. Geoff Downes. Even though Downes is a very capable player and handled all the parts just fine don't you have to go with the guy in the cape?
#5: Production (lighting, sound, etc.): Different but even.
#6: Merch: Howe band gets the nod with more and better options.

I'm glad I saw both shows but if you put a gun to my head I'd go with the ARW show.

On a side note Dweezil's old buddy Andre Cholmondeley (sp?) of Project/Object fame was very visible during the show as Steve Howe's guitar tech exchanging guitars and etc. almost every song.

I'm going to see ARW on Saturday. So I'll have to check back on the list.

Imo, Andre is a fucking cool guy. It's too bad that all this DZ shit happened and made him look less-than.

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
KUIII wrote:
^^^That's better than sitting on the far side of the room but it must have cost a lot of money.


Oh man, an eye watering NZ$1,200.00 each KU'

I may have blown my entertainment budget through to 2020 :lol:

DIAMOND PACKAGE
- One A Reserve seated ticket in the first three rows on the floor
- Limited Edition Set of Us + Them Tour Lithographs, designed exclusively by Roger Waters, with each special set hand numbered & comes with an Official Certificate of Authenticity
- The Roger Waters Time Capsule (Diamond & Emerald Packages Only)
- Includes a timeless collection of Roger Waters VIP themed merchandise along with a commemorative VIP tour laminate & matching lanyard

I'm taking the "you only live once" approach to this purchase.....



You did the right thing, this is a once in a lifetime show, you don't want to miss, I wish i would have sold the farm on this concert also... :smoke:


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So far this year:
2/24 King Buffalo - Mohawk Place, Buffalo
3/7 Adrian Belew Power Trio - The Tralf, Buffalo
3/26 Fishbone - Waiting Room, Buffalo
3/31 Boss Hog - Waiting Room
4/1 Levin Brothers - The Lovin' Cup, Henrietta NY
4/5 Charlie Hunter Trio - 189 Public House, East Aurora NY
4/10 Peter Evans Septet - Hallwalls, Buffalo
4/14 The Obsessed w/ Karma To Burn - Grog Shop, Cleveland
4/21 Sebadoh - The Tralf
5/8 Mike Watt & The Jom & Terry Show - Mohawk Place
5/11 Legendary Shack Shakers w/ Jesse Dayton - Mohawk Place
5/12 Legendary Shack Shakers w/ Jesse Dayton - Montage Music Hall, Rochester
5/21 Whores w/ Wrong, & Bummer - Mohawk Place
6/3 Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo - Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo
6/8 BassDrumBone - Hallwalls
6/11 All Them Witches - Mohawk Place
6/14 Ken Vandermark/Hamid Drake Duo - Hallwalls
6/21 METZ - Mohawk Place
6/24 Weedeater - Bug Jar, Rochester
6/26 Big Business - Bug Jar
6/30 King Crimson - Eastman Theatre, Rochester
7/21 Primus w/ Clutch - Dome Arena, Henrietta
7/23 Negative Approach w/ Bloodclot - Waiting Room
8/1 Melvins w/ Spotlights - Westcott Theater, Syracuse
8/29 Stick Men - Leopard Lounge @ Town Ballroom, Buffalo

Coming up:
9/8 Tom Rainey Trio featuring Mary Halvorson & Ingrid Laubrock - Allen St. Hardware, Buffalo
9/30 Dinosaur Jr. w/ Easy Action - State Theatre, Ithaca NY
10/10 Pelican - Mohawk Place
11/1 John McLaughlin w/ Jimmy Herring - UB Center For The Arts, Amherst NY


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 am 
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KUIII wrote:
Good show. In contrasting the two current Yes bands:

#1:Steve Howe band played songs from every album until 1980. ARW band played songs from both 70's and 80's.
#2: Steve Howe vs. Trevor Rabin. They're both great but very different players. Both kind of defined the eras they were in the band. Definitely preferred Howe's Roundabout. Rabin put his own spin on it but it didn't surpass Howe's.
#3: Jon Anderson vs. Jon Davison. Davison is a great Anderson impersonator but let's go with the original deal here.
#4: Rick Wakeman vs. Geoff Downes. Even though Downes is a very capable player and handled all the parts just fine don't you have to go with the guy in the cape?
#5: Production (lighting, sound, etc.): Different but even.
#6: Merch: Howe band gets the nod with more and better options.

I'm glad I saw both shows but if you put a gun to my head I'd go with the ARW show.

On a side note Dweezil's old buddy Andre Cholmondeley (sp?) of Project/Object fame was very visible during the show as Steve Howe's guitar tech exchanging guitars and etc. almost every song.

Now that I too have seen both incarnations in a short span of time, I gotta say I agree with nearly all of the above... except I end up choosing the Howe version.
Anderson sounded great. I half-expected him to sound frail, but he did a great job. Wakeman was the star even though there were often clams. Pulling out the Key-tar and generally being a showman, it was a fun show. Rabin wasn't exactly bad, but with more clams than Wakeman, I'd say it was disappointing. Maybe he's just an old guy who wishes he had a young guy's chops.
Worst though, was the setlist.

ARW at Riverside, Sep 9
Cinema
Perpetual Change
Hold On
South Side of the Sky
And You and I
Lift Me Up
Rhythm of Love
I Am Waiting
Heart of the Sunrise
Awaken
Owner of a Lonely Heart

Encore:
Roundabout

That middle section of Lift Me Up, Rhythm of Love and I Am Waiting was eternal; I was just waiting for it to be done. But once it was done we got a great Heart of the Sunrise. Imo, it was the best of the night because Rabin could actually play the parts. The whole band was together. That bled over into Awaken as well. Owner of a Lonely Heart was a fun string of solos. The drummer was fine, but not particularly interesting. The bass player sounded generally slow, only getting out of 1st gear for his own solo.

Yes at Yestival, Aug 19
Survival
Time and a Word
Yours Is No Disgrace
South Side of the Sky
And You and I
Leaves of Green
Soon
Going for the One
Don't Kill the Whale
Machine Messiah

Encore:
Madrigal
Roundabout

The setlists don't compare. I admit though that I've never been a big fan of the 80s Yes, even though the 1st Yes show I ever saw was Big Generator tour. I liked Cinema though. But, that Howe setlist is all killer, no filler.

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Tomorrow, Sept 18, I'm off to Montreal to see a show featuring Mattew Shipp on piano, John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax and feedback, and Thomas Lehn on analogue synthisizer. It should be a night of wild improvisation. Opening the show is a young woman from the U.K. named Faye McCalman, who is a new name to me. She'll be doing solo bass clarinet. After some internet research on this gal, I'm equally excited about her set as I am with the main event.


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Zappafest goes on each year in Milwaukee, but I've only gone once, 2 years ago. So, this year, I'm putting it on the calendar well in advance. Saturday December 9 at Shank Hall.

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^^So what goes on at Zappafest?


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