Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Live Performances

This is kind of a spur of the moment posting, as I'm listening to some Youtube vids right now of Seether playing live. They're good. Very good. And yet, some bands are so utterly terrible live, I'm amazed they don't pay the audience to show up. That Superbowl performance comes to mind. Granted, I don't consider the Black Eyed Peas to be exactly talented, but that performance was absolutely horrible. He even sounded wrong autotuned(!) How do you do that? And Fergie was especially horrible, although this doesn't exactly surprise me. And that butchering of Sweet Child o' Mine...wow. There really are no words...

The few live performances I've been to were good, but I live kind of in the middle of nowhere, so haven't seen as many as I'd like. Rise Against has a US tour coming up that I'd love to see, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it...

So, on to the question: What bands have you guys seen live that were absolutely amazing, and which bands were a huge disappointment? I'm curious which bands are "must see" live, as well as which bands I should never, ever see live if I value my money and hearing. hahah So yeah, as always, let me know in the comments.

An example of how a live (and unplugged) performance should sound:



And a favorite of mine:

16 comments:

  1. I've seen Seether live and they are AMAZING!!

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  2. I like Seether too. Always on the look out for good unplugged stuff. Followed.

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  3. Wow this singer is very good. The band sounds great on acoustic instruments. A+ videos.

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  4. I looooooooove Seether! Great music!

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  5. Very nice, very nice indeed. Brilliant voice. Keep up the good posts

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  6. Good music, will add to my collection.

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  7. Great choice of tunes, Seether rock.

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  8. Sweatshop Union, great band and their live stuff is just as good.

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  9. I'm not normally big on music with lyrics, but these guys are pretty good. Always impressive when a band can play live that well.
    That half-time show was just plain abysmal. Never really been a fan of them, but that was god-awful.

    I recommend you look up some of the Rammstein concerts (Volkerball, I think?) on Youtube. It's a German metal band, but they sound GREAT live.

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  10. i have seen metallica's live concert which was really great. Also seen Rammstein live concert - this one without visual effects had nothing more to offer.

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  11. I actually really want to see Seether live. Even more so now that I've seen how good their unplugged set is.

    As for my experiences, Mastodon, Chimaira, Biffy Clyro, Turisas, Bon Jovi and Trivium. GNR would have been too, had the singer not been a dick and kept us waiting for half an hour. Dragonforce were rubbish - not because they couldn't play, but because the sound was terrible - and Bullet For My Valentine sounded like a dog vomiting.

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  12. Saw Seether perform "Rape Me" and it was awesome, love this band.

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  13. Seether are a great band! i really like them. :D cool post dude.

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