Author Topic: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition  (Read 820224 times)

hutch

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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4590 on: April 09, 2018, 05:57:16 pm »
Didnít he run off with your girlfriend?

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« Reply #4591 on: April 09, 2018, 07:17:50 pm »
Didnít he run off with your girlfriend?
That was Schroeder
and they couldn't even get a record deal

Zen Guerrilla was on alternative tentacles and subpop
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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4592 on: April 09, 2018, 07:31:08 pm »
Anyone know when Killing Joke tix go on sale? I'd heard Monday but that doesn't seem likely.

Barring any presale action, looks like it's going to be this Friday
Had to be a Monday in Baltimore...
Grrr
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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4593 on: April 10, 2018, 09:00:21 am »
it's interesting that the last time in these parts in 1999 "The The" played Fletcher's, but it would appear it was some sort of warm up your. still seems that fine drug called nostalgia is kicking for this new tour.  with that said Matt Johnson's twitter feed can be very interesting at times...
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« Reply #4594 on: April 13, 2018, 09:24:47 am »
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
the Anthem
October 25th
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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4595 on: April 30, 2018, 12:18:52 am »
Julian Casablancas finally sold out Union Stage (450 people, right?) after two or three weeks on sale.

I would go if it did not conflict with Belle and Sebastian.

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« Reply #4596 on: April 30, 2018, 09:16:56 am »
I would go if it did not conflict with Belle and Sebastian.
oh snap...
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« Reply #4597 on: May 01, 2018, 04:34:04 pm »
Interesting... so they cancelled the show at The Lube?

Ticket sales appear to be abysmal for Hershey as well, I hope it's not cancelled.

And what of Elvis Costello?  Still on the bill at Anthem?
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« Reply #4598 on: May 01, 2018, 04:34:46 pm »
Interesting... so they cancelled the show at The Lube?

Ticket sales appear to be abysmal for Hershey as well, I hope it's not cancelled.

And what of Elvis Costello?  Still on the bill at Anthem?

Don't think so.

Also, I'm glad Space is concerned about other people's money! lol

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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4599 on: May 01, 2018, 05:04:43 pm »
I donít get the spaceman logic...many people in the area make more and can afford shows and still have a college fund etc (ie, be prudent)...



I mean the dc area is very expensive in general and many people have high incomes...I think 6 or 7 of the 10 counties with highest median income are in our area

Canít say how Willie will do


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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4600 on: May 01, 2018, 05:06:50 pm »
I also see ticket prices increasing nationwide at rates far outstripping inflation not to mention income

It definitely sucks....the squeeze is on for the middle class

I think in this area a household income of 200k means middle class..
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Space Freely

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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4601 on: May 01, 2018, 08:18:00 pm »
I also see ticket prices increasing nationwide at rates far outstripping inflation not to mention income

It definitely sucks....the squeeze is on for the middle class

I think in this area a household income of 200k means middle class..

Median household income 2015, DC Metro $93,294


Median household income 2015, Entire US 55,775

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/09/21/the-dc-area-has-the-highest-median-income-in-the-us-again/

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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4602 on: May 02, 2018, 09:53:48 am »
I also see ticket prices increasing nationwide at rates far outstripping inflation not to mention income

It definitely sucks....the squeeze is on for the middle class

I think in this area a household income of 200k means middle class..

Median household income 2015, DC Metro $93,294


Median household income 2015, Entire US 55,775

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/09/21/the-dc-area-has-the-highest-median-income-in-the-us-again/

I definitely go to less shows than I would like (and used to) because of rising ticket prices.  Not just music, but theater and other stuff as well.  C'est la vie, but I feel it.

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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4603 on: May 02, 2018, 10:24:06 am »
I also see ticket prices increasing nationwide at rates far outstripping inflation not to mention income

It definitely sucks....the squeeze is on for the middle class

I think in this area a household income of 200k means middle class..

Median household income 2015, DC Metro $93,294


Median household income 2015, Entire US 55,775

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/09/21/the-dc-area-has-the-highest-median-income-in-the-us-again/

I definitely go to less shows than I would like (and used to) because of rising ticket prices.  Not just music, but theater and other stuff as well.  C'est la vie, but I feel it.

I guess my thing is that I just love the intimate feel of a small venue. For me, the 9:30 Club is about as large a place I can imagine there being that intimacy, and that's only when I'm near the front. In theory, I'm willing to sacrifice that intimacy somewhat if it's one of a very few favorite bands...but if I'm going to a venue that holds five time (or more) the number of people than an intimate venue does...I don't want to be paying two or more times the price of the average ticket of the intimate venue...what's the point? I can stay at home and listen to the band for free and not have to deal with the hassles of going to a concert.

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Re: Just Announced Commentary - 2011 Edition
« Reply #4604 on: May 02, 2018, 11:46:53 am »
I also see ticket prices increasing nationwide at rates far outstripping inflation not to mention income

It definitely sucks....the squeeze is on for the middle class

I think in this area a household income of 200k means middle class..



Median household income 2015, DC Metro $93,294


Median household income 2015, Entire US 55,775

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/09/21/the-dc-area-has-the-highest-median-income-in-the-us-again/

I definitely go to less shows than I would like (and used to) because of rising ticket prices.  Not just music, but theater and other stuff as well.  C'est la vie, but I feel it.

I guess my thing is that I just love the intimate feel of a small venue. For me, the 9:30 Club is about as large a place I can imagine there being that intimacy, and that's only when I'm near the front. In theory, I'm willing to sacrifice that intimacy somewhat if it's one of a very few favorite bands...but if I'm going to a venue that holds five time (or more) the number of people than an intimate venue does...I don't want to be paying two or more times the price of the average ticket of the intimate venue...what's the point? I can stay at home and listen to the band for free and not have to deal with the hassles of going to a concert.


I think there are bands that can play well in the Anthem.  Foo Fighters were able to pull it off.  I'm sure that Nick Cave will be great as well.  In general though, it is much harder to do.

My sense is that like most things in this country, the concert scene is becoming more stratified.  People either play big venues like Anthem and charge top dollar or cannot draw much of a crowd at all. Fewer bands are in the middle.

There are still tons of shows going on at the Black Cat, 9:30, DC9, SongByrd, etc...  and their prices haven't gone up that much.  I just don't know the artists and I am unwilling to dedicate the time or the energy to finding new music in the same way. 

The sad reality, at least for me, is that as I've gotten older my tastes are probably more mainstream and that means that I have to pay more for concerts.
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