So I have a busy summer planned attending concerts. I'm going to see Neutral Milk Hotel in Royal Oak on June 18th, and returning to the greater Detroit area on June 19 to see Andrew Jackson Jihad play. Following that up with The Hold Steady in Lansing on July 8th. Also Gordon Lightfoot is coming to Northern Michigan sometime in June, and I may check that out also. What shows do you plan on seeing this summer?
OT: What Concerts Will You Be Attending This Summer?
I hated the Potato head album for a long long time, but now it is safe to say that it is probably my favorite album of all time. How things change.
Never heard their music before (yes, I am old) and really enjoyed Oh Sister and a few of their other songs. So thanks!
Mainly to see Falling in Reverse. I'm old, but I can still bring it.
Lyrics get me every time.
Didn't know FATS would be there! Awesome.
Two of my favorites, Bobby Bare Jr (opening for Guided By Voices) and Old 97s, are coming through my area in June. Hoping to catch one of the Replacements festival shows, too.
I have never heard of a single one of those artists.
All music festivals for me this summer though. EDC Vegas, Mysteryland, Lollapalooza, and probably ACL
Lollapalooza in Chicago will be stellar. All three days? Or just single-day passes?
Do I look like a newb?? I only do all weekend passes
Just was curious since I had heard the 3-day passes sold out like lightning - didn't know if you got them in time!
Mysteryland over Movement? gross.
My version of old school
Erghhh... I really want to see Neutral Milk Hotel someday... I myself will be seeing Portugal the Man on May 17.
Knoxville doesn't get an abundance of solid bands that aren't country, so I'm ecstatic about seeing them.
May 3 - Detroit Symphony Orchestra doing Berlioz, Debussy and Chopin. OH HELL YES!
Haven't decided which venue/date in June yet. But it's happening.
They'll be at Bonnaroo sometime between June 12-15 in Tennesee, you should definitely just go there.
a Bastille concert this week!!! This summer I'm headed to see Radical Something and Timeflies, but hopefully some more!
I saw Bastille last month. They put on a spectacular show. Have a good time!
Um....taking the wife this Friday to Cher and Cindy Lauper at the Q here in Cleveland.
And yes you may take my man card - I clearly wont be needing that any longer.
I was going to tell you that you and the wife should come up to Interlochen for Gordon Lightfoot but a quick google search just informed me that its on the same day as Neutral Milk Hotel and I like Gordon Lightfoot, but no way I'd miss hearing Jeff Magnum belt out Two Headed Boy for "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald."
That would be fun. Drop me a line if you see something interesting like that. FWIW we're having a family reunion of sorts up in Alpena over Memorial day weekend. My brother and I belong to a hunt club up there so we're getting everybody together up north.
Really good thread topic. Nice to discus something that isnt depressing for a change. I mean...other than shelling out big bucks to see freaking Cher and Cindy Lauper I mean.
The only one I've bought tickets to so far is Jenny Lewis.
Is she still doing her thing with Rilo Kiley or is it all solo now? Man I haven't thought about Rilo Kiley in a long time. Reminds of the state of this Message Board circa 2009/2010
Rilo Kiley ist kaput, so she's on her own now.
Went last year and immediately couldn't wait for this year's.
Scoring a ton of daddy brownie points by taking my 10 year old daughter to One Direction at Ford Field in August.
MGoBlog Dad of the Year
Nsync late 90's all over again.
Going to see The Avett Brothers at the Toledo Zoo in August
The Toledo Zoo is a pretty cool place to see a concert, actually. I was skeptical, but I've gone there a couple times for shows and enjoyed it.
I'm local to Toledo, so I am biased, but I've never been disappointed in a show there...despite sucking up to my ex-wife and taking her to see Michael Buble' (pre-divorce obvs.).
I only live about 5 minutes from the zoo but I've never been there for a show because i can't say that i've ever wanted to see anyone that has played there.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup.
That said, I'm also going to the Linkin Park/30 Seconds To Mars/AFI concert in Boston in August. The day before I'm going to see the Sox in Fenway for the first time.
I'm a big fan of music, and especially live music...so I love summer and I love concerts. World Cup has drained me, but usually I do anything from Jay-Z/JT and Carrie Underwood (last year) to Linkin Park and co. this year.
Just a big fan of live music, a good tailgate and raging with some people I've never met. Or even if it's just chilling on a lawn watching a good show...just a good time for me.
I try to do 3-5 concerts a year depending on if I can make it to any sporting events. I especially like trying new concerts, I'm not huge on seeing the same artist or band 4-5 times, I'd rather see someone I've never seen live before.
for the heads-up on an LP/30STM/AFI tour - hadn't heard that one...and just saw they will be at DTE August 30th. Might have to add that to my list!
Somehow I pictured you much older Mr. Yost - must be the name. I get this in my head reading your posts:
Just kidding man! :)
I do it on purpose...it's the old man in me that I get to let out on MGoBlog. Way back when someone had a "guess the age of the poster" thread and my username came up and everyone guessed between 50 and 70. I thought it was hilarious, so ever since then I just stuck with the old man mantra.
Now get off my lawn with your hippity hop nonsense.
In truth, this thread has actually got me quite excited about concerts and I'm actually debating the Jay-Z/Beyonce concert at Soldier Field because my fiance is from Florida and she's never been to Chicago. She's now a Michigan fan (because, well, obviously) and she saw the commerical for the Big 10k and wanted to run...so we planned to do it in 2015 since we're doing the World Cup this year.
HOWEVER, the concert at Solider Field is on Thursday and the run is that Saturday. If I could somehow pull that off, with World Cup AND our Boston trip to see LP/30STM/AFI...that would be like nonstop action for me and when we're old and married and bored...I would just say "Summer of '14"
Going to sleep on it - but this could get interesting. F the OP...I now want to go to like half these concerts I've seen in this thread. I've been on LiveNation and Ticket Master for an hour just looking to see who's close by.
I'm jealous about the WC. Stay safe and have fun. USA USA
Im just sad I won't be returning to Belle Isle for Orion. Screw you Metallica.
But man if Belle Isle wasnt an awesome venue for a festival. Hope someone else runs with that idea and at least puts together some shows there.
I am disappointed as well, went to the Sunday show last year and was planning on doing both days this year.
Would love to get over to Landing for the Hold Steady but I don't see it happening. Right now the only thing on the itinerary is Jason Isbell in June and hopefully the Drive By Truckers if they add a Michigan date.
J5, Jimmy Cliff, O.A.R., Selah Sue, Alt-J and hopfully outkast. Should be fun.
I saw that tour the first time around in 2000. really looking forward to the sequel.
I know there are some Brand New fans on this board.
This thread reminded me to check Brand New's site for shows (even though it's almost impossible to get tickets even when you know they are going on sale ahead of time). They are playing several shows in the midwest in July with tickets still available on Ticketmaster.
I desperately want to go, but I can't justify spending the money this year, so I thought I'd pass along the info to others who might be interested.
They're playing with The Hold Steady in Lansing.
That's the one that I wanted to go to, but I'd drive to half of the cities listed to see them.
Does Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular count? Taking my 3 and 5 year old boys to see it at The Palace in August and it looks awesome!!! Hard to say whose more excited, them or daddy...
June 6, Meadowbrook. Should be rad.
Damn.... I'm so jealous
Saw them at Lolla last year. You will enjoy.
OneRepublic and The Script in Indy with the old lady
Not a fan of One Republic, but I have to admit that Counting Stars song is really damn catchy.
As of now Bonnaroo June 12-15 and Fitz and the Tantrums on May 4th.
I scrolled much farther than I expected before seeing a Bonnaroo mention. I'll be going to Bonnaroo, too, and for the first time. Couldn't be more excited for that.
First time as well, I'll be on the lookout for Michigan fans. Who are you interested in seeing?
I'll make sure to bring a Michigan shirt. The main people I'm interested in seeing are Jack White, Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Group love, Broken Bells, maybe a couple more that I'm blanking on. I'm interested to see Ed Helms' superjam and Taran Killam's comedy, but those are more off the beaten path. Being a noob idk what to expect really so I'm just really pumped for the trip/experience.
kidding... my 15 year old is going with my niece. I'm "going" to the concert to drop them off.
...just a few hours ago.
"On The Run" tour.
Probably just Lollapalooza later in ther summer. I'd kill to be able to get to Bonnarroo though. Anyway, Lolla is depressing this year in a few ways. The headliners except for Outkast suck i.e. they really do suck or have been here within the past few years already (this is my opinion but Lolla diehards would agree I think...I mean look at all the years preceding this year and compare headliners, it's no contest this is the weakest ever). Arctic Monkeys I love but I wish they would do like they did in 2012 and be an opener for a headliner (lo and behold, I suppose they're too big for that now). There are quite a few undercard acts that are very good so that will get my to buy a ticket off Ebay/Stubhub later.
Also, not music related, but Patton Oswalt is at the Chicago Theatre in late May. I really would like to see a standup set of his, so I may splurge and Stubhub some tickets to that show.
hitting up Lolla for Saturday. like most festivals they are turning more towards electronic music which I don't mind. If no one good is playing I'll grab an overpriced beer and head to the Perry stage.
Back in 2012 (pretty sure it was 2012 anyway), I worked sidestage at the Black Keys concert and the Arctic Monkeys were the openers. Didn't know a ton about either band going into it, but it ended up being a pretty awesome show. Arctic Monkeys seemed to be really into the Black Keys based on their excitement watching them play next to me after their set with a few beers.
Not trying to disappoint, but I read that at Coachella (at least the first weekend, don't know about the second) a lot of people were disappointed with Outkast's performance. They gave multiple reasons, including most of the people there only knowing them from newer radio songs like Hey Ya, The Way You Move or Mrs. Jackson, but also that they just flat out didn't sound good. I know I was really looking forward to finding a close location to see them at, but unless I read more positive reviews from different concerts/festivals I may not spend the money.
My wife and I are going to a couple this summer - in late July, we're going to head up to Pine Knob and see Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, and for August, we're going to see about tickets to Eminem at Comerica as my wife is quite the fan. My wife also wants to go see Sarah MacLachlan at Meadowbrook in July, though she will be taking a friend to that one.
Of all people, YOU should be calling it DTE instead of Pine Knob, shouldn't you?
Strangely enough, very few people in the company outside of upper management refer to it as the DTE Energy Music Theater. Like everyone else, our memories are attached to the name "Pine Knob" as well. Even the corporate e-mail account through which we get ticket discounts slipped up once - that was hilarious to us anyway.
That's probably a good thing. DTE Energy Music Theater is a stupid name, anyway.
My parents have told me of some pretty rockin' Bob Seger concerts they saw at Pine Knob back in ye olden days.
Should be "the wife" on this blog.
Measure 4 Measure at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Excellent Men's choral group - 90 strong.
I know a guy in Measure 4 Measure.
Cool story, eh?
Going to see The Platters at Soaring Eagle.
not any tool concerts cuz theyre a bunch of assholes
and i already missed the toadies concert at the magic stick on the 18th, bummed about that
For sure. In August at Comerica. Don't know how many more times he will tour.
...Sónar in Barcelona but I'm sure I'll add some others.
That is awesome, Sonar is one of my dream festivals. I am curious are you living in Spain or flying out there?
As far as for me I am going to movement and I want to go to some other festivals I haven't been to yet.
The 5th grade clarinet section is super squeaky. 7th graders are pretty good, though. Last concert is May 21.
The Fifth Grade Clarinet Section is one of my favorites!
Interesting... my 6th grader is playing a concert May 21....
the flaming lips are coming back to the filmore, it was an amazing show last time they were here, i suggest going if you can
Saw them cover Dark Side of the Moon out here in CO. BAD. ASS.
Rock on the Range May 16-18 and Motley Crue at Van Andel on July 2nd.
The Hold Steady and Andrew McMahon are the only two I've got on the docket so far.
Only one I have planned for sure is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in Chicago. Unfortunately they're playing with fucking Jack Johnson, who will probably get the longer set.
got to see Edward Sharpe last summer at a musis festival with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show. Mumford and Old Crow were amazing, but the best part of the weekend was seeing Edward Sharpe. They put on an incredible show.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd-June 25, Royal Oak. Not a big KWS fan but I love RRFB.
Jeff Beck & ZZ Top-Aug 27, DTE
As a fairly new parent (8 month old daughter), I probably won't be making it to a concert this summer. That is unless Raffi is swinging by Ann Arbor anytime soon...
He probably isn't but Laurie Berkner might. Also if you're a Detroit Zoo member, their summer concert series is fun, although it might be better for toddlers :)
Probably just the Friday night concerts in Northville. Maybe some Detroit Zoo concerts.
...two year old.
Going to Ravinia with friends to see Hall and Oates and Train. I've already been stocking up on summer drinking wine for the occasion.
Went to the Welcome to Rockville festival in Jacksonville this past weekend. Absolutely incredible. The lineup was ridiculous: Chevelle, Seether, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, Alter Bridge, Sick Puppies, Five Finger Death Punch, and a whole lot more. Avenged Sevenfold headlined the first night and just absolutely rocked the living hell out of that place. I think it's becoming an annual event down there, so if you're a big rock fan I highly recommend making the pilgrimage.
Saw 2 Chainz at Hill a few weeks back for poops and giggles.
Set to see The 1975 and CHVRCHES this summer. I'm not too familiar with The 1975 and I'm going since my girlfriend has an extra ticket, but I'm incredibly excited to see CHVRCHES. The Bones of What You Believe is one of my favorite albums out there.
Late summer @ dte
Saw them at The Fillmore in Detroit a few years back. Great show.
Tickets to the Lana del Rey concert in Detroit next month
Dirtfest. Pure Michigan (mostly)
John Hiatt & Taj Mahal at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle). Whatever looks good at the Tractor. Zoe Muth there in a few weeks.
Electric forest, the movement (demf), electric daisy carnival (Chicago).
Oh and BSB at DTE.
Just Bonnaroo for now.
First time going to Roo here, beyond excited! Who are you looking forward to seeing?
Beale Street Music Fest in Memphis this weekend. I've never been, but I hear it's a pretty good time.
Beale street is awesome, though I've only been able to visit once. It allows drinking on the street and has beer vendors out on the street like New Orleans, and has high quality live music like Nashville (and blues is a genre I enjoy, unlike country). Of course the scale is much smaller than those other towns, but still fun times to be had!
I am going to a Wolfmother concert in Chicago next week. Those guys sort of fell off the map, but I'm interested to hear that Sabbath-esque sound live in a smaller venue (saw Sabbath at Lollapalooza).
I'd like to see Jack White when he comes here, but the two nights in a row in July sold out very quickly. His new album sounds pretty sweet from the few songs I've heard.
Also would love to get back to MI and hear Beck play his new mellow stuff in Detroit.
Wanee Festival (2 weeks ago)
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Wanee and Lockin are ABB/Deadhead/Jamband based
NOLA Jazz Fest has Clapton and Springsteen among headliners, every great NOLA "local" band (if you watched the TV show Treme, 80% of the bands and performers featured on that show will be at JF), lots of blues and even a little bit of jazz.
Tons of NOLA bands that play free throughoug the summer or for covers from $5-$20. Think every offshoot of the Radiators, George Porter Jr, the Meters, Tab Benoit, and brass bands that have actually made me like brass bands.
Along with Slash at DTE
Back to back days in Indy and then Cincy. Then Aerosmith and Slash.
This one already happened. I was at a corporate awards conference in February in South Beach. They usually have a top band play for the conference attendees in a private session at these things. They do a pretty good job of picking the bands. And when you are in South Beach in February, it makes it even easier to pick top bands.
They keep it a surprise as to who the band is going to be until after the awards dinner. So we have the dinner and we wait for them to announce the band. Corporations being corporations, you usually expect them to pick somebody pretty vanilla so as not to offend anybody.
There were a couple hundred of us at most, with about half of us gathered around the stage to see who was going to come out. I was expecting some glorified wedding band when out comes, two feet in front of me, . . . Imagine Dragons.
Some of the crowd were impressed, but most had no clue who it was. A mom was texting her teenage kid and sending pics of this mystery band. The kid texts back "You have no Idea how big this is!" the mom said, "Yeah, I guess she's right".
So here are a hundred or so middle-aged corporate types receiving a private concert with Imagine Dragons. They said that they usually play in an arena with 20,000 people, but this was cool since it reminded them of their days struggling to get a start playing small clubs in Vegas.
They played a fantastic set. They put everything into it as if they were playing for 20,000. Having just come off of the Grammy's and their SNL appearance, they could have gone all rock star condescending on the old folks and just gone through the motions, but they put on a phenomenal performance. Then they even played a couple of '80s cover tunes for the people unfamiliar with their music.
Never met a cooler bunch of "rock stars" who haven't forgotten where they came from.
None, Weird Al isn't touring this summer. :(
I have a small child, so unless the concert is a live performance in Buy Buy Baby I'm going to miss out this summer.
They were awesome. Highly recommend.
New York Philharmonic
My son (trumpet) playing his final 6th grade concert.
Cake at Hill auditorium in June.
Trombone Shorty at Power Center in June.
My son (trumpet) playing his end of camp concert for Blue Lake Jazz Camp.
My cover band, a couple friends bands, and my family band playing all manner of fun stuff at my annual Pig Roast.
The family band (Myself on upright bass, my wife on drums, my 12yo son on trumpet, and my 9yo son on piano) are planning on doing "Cantaloupe Island" by Herbie Hancock and "Inside Straight" by Cannonball Adderley.
First day has Eminem, Artic Monkeys and the Kooks. I'm going with my kids and then we are driving back that night to catch Man U vs Real Madrid at the Big House the next day. Life is good : )
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt and, previously, Uncle Tupelo) solo show @ The Southern in Charlottesville, VA - with my son.
Hangout Fest and bonnaroo, maybe some other local shoes