Yeah, last time i paid $40 for a concert, it was Slayer. That was just over 8 years ago. No wait... actually that show was $36 post sur-charge.
I chose not to discuss the ticket prices or surrounding controversy in this article at all. The band doesn't have much/any control over what the promoters choose to charge for this show. Their music means a lot to a lot of people (myself included) and I don't think the ticket price and consequent outrage is the most interesting thing to write about. But sorry you're so upset Jake.
Even though i'm somewhat familiar with HC, i honestly have NEVER heard of this band until i stared seeing ads for their show some weeks ago. So i went to youtube to check 'em out.
Pretty rad HC, i have to say. But fucking seriously $40 to see these guys?!?! And they supposedly disbanded over how greedy the music industry had gotten? Man, fuck these hypocrites!!!
I saw DOOM last year at Branx - political Crust Punk band from England - been around since early 1980's and many MANY times more legendary than the Refused! That DOOM show was $12!
There's also a Grindcore band from Sweden called Regurgitate that can easily stomp the Refused into pulp!
$40 a fucking ticket! Fucking hell, those bastards are milking the faithful for all they're worth--they had better conjure up some magic shit to explain that price! There's nothing at all "punk" about that. If they can get it, more power to 'em, Scandinavia's an expensive place to live from what I hear, but describing these greedy bastards as "punk" is simply ridiculous.
I'm so looking forward to this show on Sunday! It's a pretty exciting reunion, I think. Thanks for this article!
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Maybe it's me, but I don't understand how re-mixing a record, especially for this type of music, can give it any more "soul." If it was good before, it'll sound better, but it's not like editing a movie. If it was a turd in the first place, it'll just be a polished turd. Either way, it sounds pretty good...
Great article; glad you're still playing Matt. Every time I hear a creative, original band with a lot of spirit and passion, I wonder if you are still playing., Bravo from Cape Cod, MA!
This mixture of "grit and gravy" really sounds like it ROCKS.
Hope you three do get to do that tour and knock out the vinyl.
I will be looking for it.
Fan from Seattle
Who needs Supertramp when you've got the of-the-moment Typhoon with all the ambition but none of the songwriting skills or chops?
Don't miss Roger Hodgson at Portland Zoo, You will love this concert. It is one of the most uplifting, energizing, inspiring concerts you will ever experience. Roger is not only an amazing musician, he is warm and real and open with the audience. Whatever plans you have .. consider changing them to be at the show at 7pm on Friday Aug 10 :)
I snorted soda out of my nose reading this. Tigasus...brilliant. And for the record I'm a HUGE Sigur Rós fan.
I have been a Supertramp for years but really, much more specifically, a Roger Hodgson fan. Many people don't realize that although Roger and Rick Davies shared writing credit, they actually wrote and composed separately with each singing their own respective songs. It is Roger who gave us School, The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, Give a Little Bit, It's Raining Again, Fool's Overture, and so many more. When people think of Supertramp, they usually associate Roger's voice with it. See Roger Hodgson live in concert. He is selling out shows all over the globe and receiving fantastic reviews from media and fans alike. His show is not to be missed. Tour details for the Breakfast in America tour are at http://www.facebook.com/RogerHodgsonOffici….
I agree with you Morgan-- Roger's songs are absolutely timeless!! I'm 20 and my two younger brothers are 16 & 14, we all love his songs very deeply because our father raised us always listening to music non-stop, and Roger has always been a favorite in our family. We're going to be seeing him three times on his current tour, and couldn't be any more excited! I've always loved the deep meanings behind his lyrics, as you said they are pensive and absolutely evoke a lot of emotion. Roger is able to bring out the deepest feelings in a lot of people-- he is truly a wonder of an artist & a human being. When he sings on stage you feel like he is right beside you, singing only for you... actually he'll be at the Oregon Zoo in Portland on August 10th, it'll be a show you absolutely will never forget!! :)
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Hope to see you there!!
Hopefully you're also prepared to be the most cynical and obnoxious person there too.
I saw Art in concert at the Summerland tour recently, and the meanest he ever got was joking at his drummer. Just because Art and Everclear got famous and have fans across the country, (because they actually are a very good band!!) and go on tours and perform shows outside of Portland, or was bankrupt temporarily, or is able to perform at larger or different stages and venues, is no reason to hate him! Admittedly, he is not a great role model for children, but have you heard his life story? He's been through a lot and pulled out more successful than the asshole writer. I respect Art Alexakis at a horrendous level, and if you don't, that's fine, but if you want to be a hater, piss off!
gotta say. i dig the music ok -- but this girl does come off like a jack ass ... i dunno i guess there are always a couple sides to a story, but i can't imagine there's a whole lotta love lost between the members of the last band.
Fawning, I meant! ha ha!
Weak, weak shit. "My Bloody Valentine mixed with rap"-----you fucking wish.
I don't understand it---from the fauning way Explode Into Colors was written about and the focus on the all-female line-up, I expected a tight, musically explosive band along the lines of Japan's OOIOO, but it was pretty amateurish and nowhere near the same level. This stuff no different. I understand the tendency towards boosterism in a town as small as Portland, but this is too much.
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