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#1781 G-Man

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:54 PM

That is very tempting. I have never seen them but have always wanted to...


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#1782 Matt R.

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 10:31 PM

That is very tempting. I have never seen them but have always wanted to...


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#1783 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 05:25 AM

Woodstock 50 is done.

No surprise there.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

Seems like it's been a bad year for festivals.  

Locally Atomique gets the blame for the cancellation of RTS and Rifflandia but it seems the problem is bigger than that.  Performer fatigue? Festival saturation? Weak dollar for Canadian festivals? 


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#1785 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

I can't help but think people are starting to get turned off by the way festivals are operated now. You pay through the nose for tickets, you're ushered in to a fenced zone with no exits permitted, you're bombarded by advertising and promotional materials, you're charged heavily for basic food, water and of course drinks, and with more and more frequency big acts are cancelling their shows while ticket holders are not offered any compensation.

 

The costs to put on these events also keeps rising and the potential for post-event mess/destruction has made some landowners who used to play along a little weary.

 

That's just my 02 cents.


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#1786 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

a big ontario one was cancelled and the promoter lost $10M before even putting on their first year.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

a big ontario one was cancelled and the promoter lost $10M before even putting on their first year.

 

Quite often it isn't the promoter but the early ticket buyers that get burned.

 

Artists can't make meaningful money from 'album' sales anymore so they have to rely on touring and merch sales to pay the bills. Most bands can't fill a venue on their own so they rely on festivals which have become saturated. 


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#1788 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

here’s the Ontario one:


Creditors are owed a combined total of $16.5 million, almost 100 times more money than MF Live Inc. has left in the bank.
Organizers anticipated the four-day event would sell 40,000 tickets, but records show around 10,000 tickets were actually sold.
The trustee says it plans to look into the payments made to the agents of performers like Aerosmith, Nickelback, and Kid Rock, all of whom were paid in full, but never stepped foot on stage. "We do intend on having the discussions wi



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

here’s the Ontario one:


Creditors are owed a combined total of $16.5 million, almost 100 times more money than MF Live Inc. has left in the bank.
Organizers anticipated the four-day event would sell 40,000 tickets, but records show around 10,000 tickets were actually sold.
The trustee says it plans to look into the payments made to the agents of performers like Aerosmith, Nickelback, and Kid Rock, all of whom were paid in full, but never stepped foot on stage. "We do intend on having the discussions wi



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Aerosmith alone got $4 million for nothing. kid rock $750k





The creditor with the lion's share of debt in the wake of the failed festival is ticket-vendor site, Eventbrite Inc. The online company is on the hook for $5 million after repaying ticketholders.

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#1790 Matt R.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

Hopped over to see Bon Iver perform at the Pacific Coliseum. Fantastic performance, 23 song setlist, including some great older tracks, and killer production value. The last couple of shows I’ve seen there, the sound quality has been stellar, much better than what I remember it being.

Apparently there were still tickets available, but i sure didn’t see many empty seats. Packed!

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:13 PM

Hopped over to see Bon Iver perform at the Pacific Coliseum. Fantastic performance, 23 song setlist, including some great older tracks, and killer production value. The last couple of shows I’ve seen there, the sound quality has been stellar, much better than what I remember it being.

Apparently there were still tickets available, but i sure didn’t see many empty seats. Packed!

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#1792 Matt R.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

re:Stacks and Holocene were brilliant, glad he did them. Next up, Alice in Chains and Dallas Green in Seattle!

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#1793 Matt R.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:46 PM

Had a great day and a half in Seattle, took the 5pm clipper on Thursday, back on the Saturday at 7:30. That morning came a bit early, but the service is just so great I didn’t mind. Base fare was $109USD return, pretty tough to beat that price going any other way.

Snagged a single ticket to see Ghost on the Thursday, and I’m glad I did. What a fantastic performance! Hard to describe, some have compared them to early Alice Cooper, but that doesn’t mean anything to me. Great costumes, music, props, sax solo, keytar solo, etc. Some real satanic stuff going on.

Friday night was City and Colour opening for Alice in Chains on the last show of their very long tour.. in their home town! The crowd loved them. I think they had a couple weeks off between shows so they were in fine form, total pro and blew the roof off the place. Sound was so loud you could feel it rippling your clothes. Crisp.

City and Colour was in fine form, but most of the crowd seemed uninterested. Different audiences I think.

Both shows were at the Washington Music theatre at Century Link field. Basic venue, one show was seated, the other all GA, but great sound and amenities and I got there early so sight lines weren’t an issue. They pushed the 7000 or so into the place in good time, very well organized.

Next up Barns Courtney, and then Dinosaur Jr...

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#1794 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:55 PM

toronto gets the 2021 junos for the 50th birthday.  not sure if there is any more interest in victoria now that coleman is gone(?).

 

we tried in 2014.


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#1795 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 03:24 PM

Almost nine years ago I wrote about the bid launch:

 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:26 PM

I see Thrush Hermit has reformed for a tour, reliving their 1999 critically acclaimed album Clayton Park. Victoria show is October 15 at Capital Ballroom.

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Arg.  I bought two tickets for this when it was first announced and now I will be out of town on the day of (October 15th).  Anybody here want some discounted tickets for Thrush Hermit?  :mellow:


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#1797 Matt R.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:36 PM

Can’t do it. Barns Courtney tomorrow and then Dino Jr. later in October. I gotta work at some point.

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#1798 Matt R.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 11:31 PM

Wow! What can I say besides wow... he killed it!

Barns Courtney isn’t someone I’m familiar with at all, it turns out I’ve heard two of his songs on the radio but didn’t know who it was.

He played a sold out show at the Imperial in Vancouver last night, with people coming from provinces to the east to see him. Apparently a very loyal fanbase! Everyone but me knew all the words to the songs and he had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. I haven’t seen a club show like that before and it was packed.

Opener was another English band called The Hunna, also very good, worth checking out.

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

Arg.  I bought two tickets for this when it was first announced and now I will be out of town on the day of (October 15th).  Anybody here want some discounted tickets for Thrush Hermit?  :mellow:

 

Too bad you missed it. Was an amazing show!


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#1800 Matt R.

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:19 AM

I ended up going last minute and I’m glad I did. I forgot how great that album is, it’s aged very well and the band was super tight. I’ve never seen the venue so empty.

Also don’t remember the beers being $9 last time I was there, but I probably wasn’t paying attention.

Next up, Sloan and then a Dinosaur Jr.!

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