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Anyone else going to George Strait/Chris Stapleton at MetLife tomorrow?
 

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I'm looking forward to Roger Daltry and KT Tunstall in Boston next Thursday at Leader Bank Pavillion. He's also playing Mohegan and Tanglewood. Billed as acoustic/electric, he supposedly mixes in Who songs and answers questions and engages with the audience.
 
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Roger Daltrey. The Stones. David Gilmour. Billy Joel. Springsteen.

Music today sucks. The number of newer groups out there that really kill it live and can tour nationally are few and far between. And besides the folks i listed above, there are plenty of others who haven't put out hit music in 25 years but are also touring. Foo Fighters. Alanis Morrisette. Weezer. Pearl Jam.
 

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I've lived in Norwalk 25 years and never been to the beach for the 4th of July fireworks, traffic nightmare, I usually watch from the SoNo drawbridge then hit O'Neills.

Might have to go down to Calf's this year (7/3), the Funky Dawgz are the entertainment!!
 
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Caught Kurt Vile and the Violators last night at the newly rebranded District Music Hall in Norwalk.

Only know a handful of his songs, but overall I really enjoyed the show. Live, his songs take on more of a lazy summery vibe and, for you gearheads, it was fun watching the musicians switch vintage guitars between each song. Floor was packed and the mezz was almost full, so there was a nice buzz throughout the show starting the the opener (one 30 minute ambient one-chord song!)

Maybe because it was my first show there on the floor or maybe they’ve gotten upgrades under the new name, but it sounded great. Also, more of their shows are promoted through Manic Productions, so the quality of acts has seemed to go up.
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Caught Kurt Vile and the Violators last night at the newly rebranded District Music Hall in Norwalk.

Only know a handful of his songs, but overall I really enjoyed the show. Live, his songs take on more of a lazy summery vibe and, for you gearheads, it was fun watching the musicians switch vintage guitars between each song. Floor was packed and the mezz was almost full, so there was a nice buzz throughout the show starting the the opener (one 30 minute ambient one-chord song!)

Maybe because it was my first show there on the floor or maybe they’ve gotten upgrades under the new name, but it sounded great. Also, more of their shows are promoted through Manic Productions, so the quality of acts has seemed to go up.
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Nice. I was hoping to get that show, but couldn’t make it. I saw him a few years ago just because J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. was opening for him, and I ended up enjoying Kurt Vile quite a bit.

Between new and upgraded venues, and the efforts of groups like Manic Productions, there have been a lot of interesting shows passing through CT the past few years.
 

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Caught Kurt Vile and the Violators last night at the newly rebranded District Music Hall in Norwalk.

Only know a handful of his songs, but overall I really enjoyed the show. Live, his songs take on more of a lazy summery vibe and, for you gearheads, it was fun watching the musicians switch vintage guitars between each song. Floor was packed and the mezz was almost full, so there was a nice buzz throughout the show starting the the opener (one 30 minute ambient one-chord song!)

Maybe because it was my first show there on the floor or maybe they’ve gotten upgrades under the new name, but it sounded great. Also, more of their shows are promoted through Manic Productions, so the quality of acts has seemed to go up.
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Love VIle going back to his time with War on Drugs. We have an annual free concert series at a couple of outdoor venues and he was part of that three years ago. Got three songs into his set and had to cancel rest of show due to lightning and heavy storms coming. He hasn't come back this way since. "Lotta Sea Lice" with Courtney Barnett is still a regular listen.
 
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Nice. I was hoping to get that show, but couldn’t make it. I saw him a few years ago just because J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. was opening for him, and I ended up enjoying Kurt Vile quite a bit.

Between new and upgraded venues, and the efforts of groups like Manic Productions, there have been a lot of interesting shows passing through CT the past few years.
When I was in college, I think Manic was in charge of the Space venues in Hamden, but they've recently expanded out to College Street in New Haven, Power Ridge, Westville, District Music Hall and also FTC (news to me), so overall, lots of variety of venues from the independently run local production company.

Reminds me of the heyday of IHEG productions when @Letsgohuskies11 and I were frequenting countless shows in the Northampton area.

Also, as a Norwalk native, good to see the District Music Hall have regular shows. I am too young to appreciate its heyday as The Globe, but I was in high school when that venue was called The Roxy. That place was so down in the dumps, my own band from my high school/college days booked two gigs there (which felt awesome for us).
 

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Buying two 3-day passes for Wlico's Solid Sound 2024 festival. Needed a new music weekend in our lives. Have no idea what to expect. In North Adams, MA
@Dove, any chance of your providing a brief recap? How were the logistics?
 
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@Dove, any chance of your providing a brief recap? How were the logistics?
I do enjoy the North Adams area quite a bit. Mass MoCA is probably my favorite art museum in the world and there's excellent food and beautiful nature in that area.
 

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I do enjoy the North Adams area quite a bit. Mass MoCA is probably my favorite art museum in the world and there's excellent food and beautiful nature in that area.
We usually go every other year. We saw Kraftwerk there. I've always been curious about the SSF and Dove is the first person I know of who's attended.
 

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Here's a show/venue I never thought I would see. The New Pornographers at the Old State House. August 8.
 

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@Dove, any chance of your providing a brief recap? How were the logistics?
This a very unique festival. Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.

So, my wife and I are not Wilco fans. Didn't know a single song by them. Musically, they are great, tho.

After years of hitting a big blues festival each summer, with the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival thrown in, my wife found this event and we bought tix. Stayed in Bennington, VT. A super easy 30 minute ride.

Mass MoCa is set within an old manufacturing complex. A very crazy setting for a music venue. You enter through the gift shop and then a number of stages are set in various quads of the building complex. The biggest field is where the main stage faces east.

Vendors are spread out. Lots of food options. Treehouse was the only beer on site. $14 for Haze, Julius and the Solid Sound Pale Ale. $9 for lower abv offerings that were non IPAs.

Wilco performed two nights. The first night was Deep Cuts night. Songs from long ago dug up. Great stuff. Just before their set was Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. LOVED these guys. Another band, Horsegirl, played on a smaller stage. Very cool.

On Saturday, Wilco played all of "A Ghost is Born" and other songs. They brought the wall of sound this night. My wife didn't like it. Before Wilco, I loved seeing Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets. They played "Cruel to be Kind", "Peace, Love and Understanding" and "I Knew The Bride...". Awesome set.

On Sunday, it was Jeff Tweedy and Friend's playing. Set started 40 minutes late as the entire facility was evacuated due to a bad stormfront rolling in from NY. A great set was played.

The crowd was great. The food was great. The venue was great. We'll be back one day.

Off site, nearby, was The freight Yard Pub. Great food here where we had two lunches before heading to the Fest.

In Bennington, good food at The 421 Craft Kitchen and Bar. great tap list, too. A brewery across the street, Madison Brewery, was good too.

A quick trip into NY saw us have an amazing lunch at Brown' Brewing in North Hoosick. The actual Battle of Bennington was fought here. Not in Vermont.
 

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Now we're about to buy tix for the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Goshen.
 

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Now we're about to buy tix for the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Goshen.
My favorite, the Del McCoury Band, will be there. Thank you for the extensive recap! Where did they have you park? Seems nearby would fill quickly.
 
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My favorite, the Del McCoury Band, will be there. Thank you for the extensive recap! Where did they have you park? Seems nearby would fill quickly.

I love the Del McCoury Band as well.
 

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I love the Del McCoury Band as well.
I went to the Podunk once when it was at Martin Park. A tropical storm came through during the afternoon wiping out the program but they said Del was still going on @ 7 as the rain and the wind was over. There were more downed tree branches than folks watching yet the band played their full set. Maybe 50 people there. A class act.
 

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My favorite, the Del McCoury Band, will be there. Thank you for the extensive recap! Where did they have you park? Seems nearby would fill quickly.
In front of Mass MoCa were two lots. One is behind Big Y. We were lucky enought to use them three times.

If full, a huge lot was about 1/2 mile SE at the defunct Sons of Italy. Nobody parked there.
 
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I went to the Podunk once when it was at Martin Park. A tropical storm came through during the afternoon wiping out the program but they said Del was still going on @ 7 as the rain and the wind was over. There were more downed tree branches than folks watching yet the band played their full set. Maybe 50 people there. A class act.

I went to Podunk when it was in Norwich for a few years. Good stuff.
 
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I saw Wilco do YHF in its entirety a couple years ago for it's 20th anniversary. Was amazing. Their last few albums though have been sleepers.
 

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The Umphrey McGee/moe. doubledip at Levitt Pavillion Westport this weekend will have a very high wook/sketch factor for sure!
 

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Alanis Morrisette tonight. She is incredible.
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