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Seth53

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Just because Mr. SP had the best voice ever IMO. And this was on the classic Midnight Special show.

The Mrs. and I have two tickets to their tribute band "Voyage" at the Rock Island Bally's event center in July. (VIP section of course :))

(This will after we attend the real .38 Special concert next Thursday at Rhythm City in Davenport). Rock on!
 
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Northside Hawk

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Attended Summerfest in Milwaukee for the first time ever this past weekend.

It won't be the last.

Amazing to see people I never dreamed were still doing it, people I missed because of covid cancelations, newer up and comers. Performers ranged the gamut from local power pop band Tigera (who look like they would have a hard time legally getting served at a bar) to Marshall Tucker Band(who are still ace musicians but who's lead singer Dougie Grey sadly doesn’t have it anymore)

One old fart whom did still have it was Rod Stewart. At 77 he still gives your money's worth and has lost little of that raspy but effective voice. He still has the moves as well.

He was opened by Cheap Trick who were clearly mailing it in. Rick Nielsen, whose zany stage presence was a big part of their shows,, can't move like he once did (he can still play) and while Robin Zander can still belt them out their true aces in the hole were Daxx Nielsen on drums and Robin Taylor Zander helping on guitar and taking more vocal leads.

Another night's headliner, Thomas Rhett, killed it. May be the hottest male country star going today. And he clearly plays off the crowd and enjoys interacting.

Black Crowes, with the Robinson Brothers back together again after their approximately 195th fallout, blew the doors off the stage. John Fogerty was professional as you would expect someone of his status to be. Flock Of Seagulls...sucked. Rick Springfield always has been a better live performer than record maker. Chevelle, they fucking rock on a live stage. Death Cab For Cutie...boom chugga lugga.

Which brings us to the biggest reason I went to summerfest. After all these years, Covid cancelations, and personal schedule conflicts, I finally got to see Bob Mould. It was worth the wait. In 75 minutes he banged out 23 songs, no fewer than eight of which were from Husker Du. He even played Never Talking To You Again, written by his former (and now late) Husker Du bandmate Grant Hart and rocked up considerably from its original acoustic version.

Also saw many lesser bands that you've never heard of, but are the whole point of the festival when you find the right one. Had a memorable weekend. Will definitely go again next year.
 

hawkdrummer1

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Attended Summerfest in Milwaukee for the first time ever this past weekend.

It won't be the last.

Amazing to see people I never dreamed were still doing it, people I missed because of covid cancelations, newer up and comers. Performers ranged the gamut from local power pop band Tigera (who look like they would have a hard time legally getting served at a bar) to Marshall Tucker Band(who are still ace musicians but who's lead singer Dougie Grey sadly doesn’t have it anymore)

One old fart whom did still have it was Rod Stewart. At 77 he still gives your money's worth and has lost little of that raspy but effective voice. He still has the moves as well.

He was opened by Cheap Trick who were clearly mailing it in. Rick Nielsen, whose zany stage presence was a big part of their shows,, can't move like he once did (he can still play) and while Robin Zander can still belt them out their true aces in the hole were Daxx Nielsen on drums and Robin Taylor Zander helping on guitar and taking more vocal leads.

Another night's headliner, Thomas Rhett, killed it. May be the hottest male country star going today. And he clearly plays off the crowd and enjoys interacting.

Black Crowes, with the Robinson Brothers back together again after their approximately 195th fallout, blew the doors off the stage. John Fogerty was professional as you would expect someone of his status to be. Flock Of Seagulls...sucked. Rick Springfield always has been a better live performer than record maker. Chevelle, they fucking rock on a live stage. Death Cab For Cutie...boom chugga lugga.

Which brings us to the biggest reason I went to summerfest. After all these years, Covid cancelations, and personal schedule conflicts, I finally got to see Bob Mould. It was worth the wait. In 75 minutes he banged out 23 songs, no fewer than eight of which were from Husker Du. He even played Never Talking To You Again, written by his former (and now late) Husker Du bandmate Grant Hart and rocked up considerably from its original acoustic version.

Also saw many lesser bands that you've never heard of, but are the whole point of the festival when you find the right one. Had a memorable weekend. Will definitely go again next year.
Cool! Cheap Trick still had it a few years ago. Since COVID they're been mailing it in. Too bad.
 

Seth53

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One of the many reasons I really enjoy the Quad-Cities area is the local music offerings. Since I moved back to the area in 2012, I've seen the following (I'm sure I've left a couple out)...

ZZ Top (Adler)
Oak Ridge Boys (Adler)
VOYAGE (Journey tribute band) (Bally's Casino) (Spot on group)
Stayn' Alive (Bee Gees tribute band) (The Isle Casino) (Spot on group)
Kiss (The Mark) (A close 2nd to Chicago)
Chicago/Earth-Wind-Fire (The Mark) (The best yet)
Guess Who (Rhythm City casino)
Queensryche (Rhythm City casino)
Eddie Money (Rhythm City casino)(Poor..had lost his voice basically)
Beatles VS Stones (Adler) (Interesting)
Little River Band (Rhythm City casino)
Tommy James (Rhythm City casino)(Excellent)
.38 Special (Rhythm City casino)(Poor...way way too loud)
Get the Lead Out (Led Zeppelin tribute band)(Adler)
Zach Brown (The Mark)
Steely Dan (The Mark)

Then there's the yearly BIX Jazz festival and a host of other names who have performed during my time here such as Elton John, Paul McCartney, Shinedown, Ratt, Pearl Jam, Doobies, Alice Cooper, Korn, Seger, Romantics, etc.

Good stuff around here.
 

Northside Hawk

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That whole album has aged well, as has Dirty Deeds. Young Brothers Angis and Malcolm were a well oiled machine. A riff monger and a propulsion rhythm player.
 

Seth53

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That whole album has aged well, as has Dirty Deeds. Young Brothers Angis and Malcolm were a well oiled machine. A riff monger and a propulsion rhythm player.
"In the 235 times AC/DC played ‘It’s a Long Way To The Top’ live 233 of those times were in 1975 and 1976. It was only played twice ever again, on 30 January 1977 in Sydney and then for the last time on 17 December 1979 in London."

"‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’ became Bon Scott’s anthem. Following his death, Brian Johnson has never performed it out of respect for Bon."


 

Northside Hawk

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"In the 235 times AC/DC played ‘It’s a Long Way To The Top’ live 233 of those times were in 1975 and 1976. It was only played twice ever again, on 30 January 1977 in Sydney and then for the last time on 17 December 1979 in London."

"‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’ became Bon Scott’s anthem. Following his death, Brian Johnson has never performed it out of respect for Bon."


I think it has risen over the years to become their signature song. But I respect Brian, who is one of the true gentlemen in the business anyway, for his stance.
 

MikeyLikesIowa

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I woke up this morning still bummed about yesterday's loss and found myself listening to this on my way to work. It felt strangely fitting.

 

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