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Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Anorexic Sea Turtle posted:

So let me ask this to all the goons:

How many of you went to the Shout it Outloud tour with RBF, Less Than Jake, Streetlight, and Against All Authority?

Bonus points if you were at the STL show!

Let me say this, that show was amazing and it convinced a few of my friends that ska is no longer a dead genre if there are still shows like this in the world.

I went to the show in New Hampshire. It was awesome.

Mike_V posted:

I was gonna go but then realized I didn't want to pay $25 or whatever to see AAA play for 20 minutes and then leave.

Why would you leave after the worst band played? I showed up 15 minutes late, and from the 5 minutes I saw of AAA, I'm glad I did. They just sounded awful.

TLG James posted:

Has anyone listened to the new Bosstone's Album? I'll be picking this one up when it comes out. I love it so far.

You must tell me where you got it. I've had it preordered (from Newbury comics where your cd gets signed by Dicky Barrett ) since the day they allowed me to.


Anyone else got tickets to any of the Bosstones shows? I managed to grab a pair for the New Years Eve show at Lupos.

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Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



lessthankyle posted:

I got tickets for NYE the minute they came out. This is gonna be the show of the year(s).

I just checked the Bosstones myspace page and they are set to play with Zox (who?) and The Street Dogs that night. Might Joe Sirois play in two bands that night? If so, that'll be a long loving night for a drummer.

I'm also going to see The Street Dogs on December 21st. So getting to see them again so soon makes me happy.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Just got home from yesterdays Mighty Mighty BossToneS show in Providence. Best concert I have ever been to. The BossToneS are the best ska band to ever exist.

The show was also being filmed for a live dvd. Some camera guys interviewed me outside Lupos so hopefully I'll get on the dvd.

The only downside of the show was how the crowd reacted to one of the opening bands, Zox. They type of indy-ish music they played didn't fit well in with the line up (Darkbuster, Street Dogs, then indy Zox?) but they weren't bad to listen to. It just wasn't my type of music. But some people in the crowd were ruthless. This one guy behind my screamed "gently caress you!" over and over for two entire songs while flipping them off before security came over and escorted him out of the building. The lead singer got a cup of beer thrown at him too. It was really sad to see a crowd react in such a way.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



lessthankyle posted:

Agreed on all counts. I haven't been to many concerts in the past few years, but that was easily the best I've been to in at least 7 years, and definitely the best Bosstones performance I've ever been to. They may have taken a four-year break, but they haven't missed a beat. They played for two hours straight and managed to keep the energy up the whole time.

I agree with you about Zox. I wasn't able to decide if I liked them or not, I had heard some of their stuff beforehand as well. Regardless, people acted like jerks in general towards them. As bad a decision as it was to have a band like that before a band people have waited four years to see again, they could have shown a little respect. I remember that guy you are talking about too, I assume you were right up front? His buddies were right in front of me right by the first set of steps, and as soon as he got carted off, they all ran off to get him.

What an amazing night over all though, they were really on the ball.

I was the fat kid in the black Clash tshirt. I was basically dead center for the entire show.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



funkenstein posted:

I'm not condoning his actions but that's one of the dudes I was there with. He had orange hair and was wearing an orange hunters hat for most of the night until he lost it. They kicked him out and called the cops, who he ended up running and escaping from and sneaking back in during the Bosstones third song and seeing the rest of the set. When Dicky was meeting people we yelled the story at him and I'm not sure if he understood it but he laughed, dropped what he was doing, and signed my friends CD.

Your friend is a douchebag.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Mysterious Aftertaste posted:

They're like the spanish bosstones.

Only better.

(yes i'm the only person in this thread that does not like the bosstones)

Your Streetlight avatar is all that is stopping me from hating you forever.

SkaWes posted:

I don't like them either, and I think Dickie Barrett is a dick. (No pun intended)

You, however, have no such luck.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



seventeen posted:

With the recent closing of the Avalon and Axis in Boston, I'd like to imagine that Massachusetts/Rhode Island is getting back into the swing of things. The Avalon and Axis were the two of the biggest "small" venues for concerts in the Boston area and recently they were both closed down to be combined, so now a lot of smaller venues like the Middle East, T.T the Bear's, The Paradise and Harpers Ferry are getting a lot more attention from a lot more bands. I've definitely noticed a much more frequent show schedule now without the "Big Two" than with them.

They'll be back. They are just rebuilding. I liked the avalon though. It was so convenient being basically right next to a T stop.

And don't forget The Roxy. They are getting more shows too.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



seventeen posted:

I've heard a lot of heavy rumors that the two are actually being combined though I really don't see how that would work. It would just be far too large of a venue.

How is the Roxy? I've never been there. What venues around Boston/Cambridge would it compare to?

I would compare the Roxy to The Palladium in Worcester if you take out the balcony. Or does the Roxy have a balcony? I dunno.

I've heard that rumor too. What I heard is that they will have a movable wall that they can use to cut the club in half if they are having two separate events.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



seventeen posted:

I guess that could appeal to both the smaller bands with two rooms and the bigger bands with one room. I hope the nostalgia of the Axis and the Avalon doesn't make most of the city turn against the new venue. It could definitely do a lot.

I don't think bands will turn away from this venue. It's one of the biggest general admission venues around. I know Dropkick Murphys were having real problems finding places big enough to have their annual St. Patrick's Day shows that they usually have at the Avalon.

Although now that the Avalon and Axis have closed, it has forced me to check out other venues and I have really gotten to like some of them.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Backno posted:

yet another reason to hate the boston area...you get all the cool events/bands etc...if its ska and i want to see it im pretty much driving from indianapolis to chicago or cincinnati

I'm sorry you live in a lovely area?


Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Chuck U. Farley posted:

I have to say, out of all of the ska bands that I have seen in concert, the best would have to be Streetlight manifesto, and reel big fish

Than I'm sorry that you have never seen The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in concert.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Mike_V posted:

70 year old dudes rocking for over 2 hours straight? How the gently caress are you going to beat that?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pR4N5rKEtAs

With a little something I call Dr. D

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Lazlowrocks posted:

Anyone else gonna be at the Big D show in Lowell on 3/15?

Nevermind, just read it was sold out.

The Big D show? You mean the Dropkick Murphy's show where Big D is opening? Then yes, yes I am.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



mix.lunar posted:

You get to see Dropkick Murphy's AND Big D in one night!? That's not fair!

And Everybody Out! too! But most people don't know who Everybody Out! is

edit: http://www.myspace.com/everybodyoutband they aren't ska at all. Everybody Out! is Sweeny Todd (The Dead Pets) and Rick Barton (old school Dropkick Murphy's) band.

Fateo McMurray fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2008 around 22:26

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Mysterious Aftertaste posted:

Bosstones, now that's an overrated band

I let the first comment go, but now it's on. Prepare to throw hands.

edit: If I had to pick between going to one last Bosstones show and Streetlight would disband, or missing the show and Streetlight would stick around, please tell me where to buy my Bosstone's ticket.

Fateo McMurray fucked around with this message at Jan 29, 2008 around 00:13

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



FloppyDiskCommando posted:

My friends who listen to ska all like them but they liken SM to Radiohead.

But Streetlight is awesome and Radiohead sucks I don't get it.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Josh Wow posted:

You can now listen to our new album in its entirety online!

http://tajmoteltrio.com/part-of-the-problem.html

There's 12 songs total and I'm not sure if it'll be like this for everybody but for me I can only see the titles of the first 5 although all 12 songs play. Enjoy.

I can only see the titles of the first 5, until I use the scroll bar.

Also I love it.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Josh Wow posted:

Yea the scroll bar isn't working for me, glad it is for other people though.

I seriously love your band. Come to Massachusetts now please.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Josh Wow posted:

We're setting up a Boston show for our next real tour, it's not confirmed yet but if it happens it'll be the week of march 10th-15th or so. Haha, now if we go to Massachusetts and you don't show up you'll look like an rear end!

Oh I'll be there.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Zox

I'll try to make it to the show at The Middle East

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



mix.lunar posted:

What's wrong with Zox?

Saw em when they played with the Bosstones, not my type of music.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



demolition rickshaw posted:

LAST QUESTION: Are any of you going to any of the Dropkick Murphys shows in Boston next month?

I'm going to the early show on the 15th at the Tsongas Arena. I wanted to go to all the shows but ticketmaster was being a huge piece of poo poo the day they went on sale and by the time I got to buy them they were all gone.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



PurpleTowel posted:

I just now got into Ska.

I started listening to RBF after my 300th viewing of the movie Baseketball. I fell madly in love with some of their songs, especially "Cheer Up" and "Drinkin". I thought that was as good as it got, until a friend of mine recommended Streetlight Manifesto.

Ho-lee poo poo.

I've devoured all their stuff, and I'm getting into the older Catch-22 stuff now. It is marvelous. So far my favorite is "Mephisto's Cafe", which I gather is about being someone without faith in a world dominated by religious extremism.

Who do you guys recommend I listen to next?

Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



WashinMyGoat posted:

A world where people think "Hello Rockview" is better than "Losing Streak" is a world I don't want to live in. Check them both out though.

Then you'll just have to kill yourself

BackInTheUSSR posted:

Reel Big Fish is a great band that gets so much better after hearing them live. I've seen them 4 times but if you can't get to them, get their live album: Our Live Album is Better than Your Live Album

Once you've heard that live album, you will never have to see RBF live. Their live shows (or atleast the 3 I've been to since they released it) have been almost exactly the same as their live cd. I could swear even their between song banter is the same. Not exactly exciting, and I love RBF.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



dragoonz posted:

Does anyone seem to notice that Reel Big Fish just don't seem that into it anymore? I saw them twice here in Australia(brisbane) and they just seemed like they wanted to get it over with. Or at least, Aaron and Scott seemed to. Granted they were co-headlining with Less than jake the second, so they had to get off so LTJ could play.

They just went "Ok this is ..." played it and repeated until they finished. REally disappointing.

I noticed that as well the last few times I've seen them. I also noticed that their live shows are almost exactly like their live cd. Almost word for word. Songs seem to be in the same order too.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



seventeen posted:

Yesterday was my birthday, and though it hasn't come in yet, my friend got me the Serious Awesomeness! Aquabats dvd. I can't even begin to describe the joy! I was under the impression it was out of print, but I guess I was wrong. Does anyone else own it?

I have that DVD and it is indeed seriously awesome.

dragoonz posted:

Last time i saw them (the only time) my friends wanted to leave because they're all metal heads and can't deal with the vocalist. I wasn't really happy.

Didn't you inform them that all his best friends are metalheads?

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Mysterious Aftertaste posted:



This is a troll, right?

We can only hope.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Quest For Glory II posted:

Um well after loving Anthem which pushed the horn players so far back in the mix they were in a different country, I would take anything as an improvement.

Unless you meant my other comment -- I wasn't saying B&B was their best album, I was saying that's about as far back as I can see them going with their sound/mixing and that's better than nothing. It's not even realistic to think they'd ever go back to putting out albums like Hello Rockview or Losing Streak, so I didn't bother to suggest it.

edit: gently caress it i'll just say it, I think B&B is okay and i don't get why people hate it so much.

Oh B&B is fine. I love a ton of songs on that cd. It was liking In With The Out Crowd that got the

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Quest For Glory II posted:

Geez, you're putting words in my mouth. I said that they should continue in the direction of that CD because they're starting to realize that they do in fact have other people in their band other than guitar players and are starting to responsibly produce their album with that in mind.

I actually hate most of the songs on that album but given the quality of "P.S. Shock the World" you can see the potential that they have to turn poo poo completely around.

Ah when you said "continue in the direction" of that cd I thought you meant turn out more poo poo. But I do agree that more horns = needed and better.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



http://mi145.hobnox.com/sid9iodr9fm...tml?episode=986

New "Road to the Throwdown"(that happened almost two months ago) is up. Features 5 or 6 songs from the Bosstone's first night back.

Dr. D is such a great song

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



TLG James posted:

LTJ, Goldfinger, Big D, and Suburban Legends in Omaha on July 5th, I can't loving wait,

(LTJ has a bunch of new tour dates up)

6/25 – THE PALLADIUM – WORCESTER, MA

6/27 – LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL – PROVIDENCE, RI
7/11 - HAMPTON BEACH CASINO BALLROOM – HAMPTON BEACH, NH



Definitely going to the Worcester date, and might possibly go to the RI and NH shows too. I have never gotten the chance to see Goldfinger live and I've wanted to forever.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



West Coast ska fans rejoice! The best band in the world is going to visit your side of the country for the first time in years! SO who's going to see The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in July?

quote:

ROAD TRIP!!!

We are doing 2 shows in california with our old frinds Dropkick Murphy's in July... These are going to be a blast for sure, hope to see some familliar faces

July 19 Kelseyville, - CA Konocti Harbor Amphitheatre
Tickets will go on sale to the public Sunday, 5/4 1pm: http://www.tickets.com/browseother. cgi?minpid=6236500

July 20 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre /OC Fair
Tickets will go on sale to the public, Saturday, 5/3 10am.
http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/9...edirect=Pacific%20Amphitheatre&tm_link=tm_header_search

Rumor has it there is a presale going on for the Orange County show right now until Friday night.

The password needed to access these presale tickets is "remain" Just follow the link below

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0...1&minorcatid=60

Stay tuned for more MMB summer tour news (Non-West Coast)

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Sandwolf posted:

Goddamn I hope they come back to anywhere in the RI area.

Looks like someone should have gone to a Throwdown show last year.

Or the one in Providence.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Dropkick Murphys/Mighty Mighty Bosstones New England shows!

quote:

We are announcing more dates today as part of our summer shows but are very excited to announce these three shows in particular;



Thursday July 10 - LeLacheur Park, Lowell MA

Home of the Boston Red Sox Class A affiliate the Lowell Spinners

http://www.lowellspinners.com/ballpark_directions.shtml



Friday July 11 - Hadlock Field, Portland ME

Home of the Boston Red Sox Double A affiliate the Portland Sea Dogs

http://www.portlandseadogs.com/directions.html



Saturday July 12 - McCoy Stadium Pawtucket RI

Home of the Boston Red Sox AAA affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox

http://www.pawsox.com/stadium/



Yes, the Dropkick Murphys are playing the Boston Red Sox minor league baseball parks and will be joined by our friends the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. What better way to spend a summer evening!



As a special offer to our DKM mailing list we have a limited number of "Season Pass" tickets which are good for all three shows. It took 86 years for the Red Sox to break the curse so this 3 ticket package is priced at $86.00. You will get tickets to all three shows at a reduced rate and you will have lower booking fees. We all know the ticketing agents love to jack up those ticketing charges on top of the ticket price. Buying all three tickets together means you only pay them the one time. Gates for all shows open at 5.00pm, Rain or shine. All shows are all ages. There is a four ticket limit on this offer.



Tickets for the season pass are available here;



http://dropkickmurphys.tickets.musictoday.com/



Tickets for each single show go on sale Saturday May 17 at 10:00am;



Thursday July 10 - LeLacheur Park, Lowell MA

http://www.lowellspinners.com/ballpark_directions.shtml

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com

P: 617-931-2000

All ages, general admission, standing room & seats



Friday July 11 - Hadlock Field, Portland ME

http://www.portlandseadogs.com/directions.html

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com

P: 617-931-2000

All ages, reserved tickets, standing room & seats



Saturday July 12 - McCoy Stadium Pawtucket RI

http://www.pawsox.com/stadium/

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com

P: 401-724-7300

All ages, general admission, standing room & seats



Three show season pass, limited numbers, only available online;



http://dropkickmurphys.tickets.musictoday.com/



More soon!



DKM.

loving stoked about this. Bought the 3 show pass. Gonna be a long drive to Portland though, but totally worth it.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Listened to GNV FLA about 4 times now, and there isn't a song I don't like. LTJ has really turned around in my eyes.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



seventeen posted:

Where did you hear this from?

I'm curious too. Every warped I have been to everyone gets 20 minutes except the guys who win the extra 10 minute thing. Hell they even cut LTJ off one year for going over, and they were the last band of the day to play.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Popoi posted:

The first (and last) time I ever went to Warped Tour, we showed up at like 2 when we thought things were going to start, looked at the schedule, and found out that Reel Big Fish (one of the only bands I wanted to see at the time) had played at like noon, well before anyone else on the schedule.

The clear lesson here is not to go to Warped Tour.

Or, you know, show up when they let people in to be sure not to miss the bands you want to see.

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Streetlight Manifesto is the best ska band to come out in the last 10 years

Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Thomas has a horrible, horrible singing voice. But when you add it to the guitar and horns of Streetlight it's excellent. But on it's own, it's quite bad. Stick to a full band dude, no more acoustic poo poo.

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Fateo McMurray
Mar 22, 2003



Dopo posted:

Is anyone going to the Bosstones show coming up in Lowell? I went to New Years at Lupo's and had a loving awesome time, I can't wait.

I went to the new years eve show and got tickets to all 3 shows at the parks.

FeatherPants posted:

I will be there. I'm still a little confused if there is going to be seating/what the set up is.

As long as the stage isn't too high off the ground, and they let us up to the stage, I'll be happy. I plan on getting there real early too just in case there is only so much room near the stage. I'm not getting stuck with a seat.

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