Shows I Go To http://showsigoto.com Music Magazine Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:26:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 http://showsigoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-SIGT-Icon-Favicon-1-1-32x32.png Shows I Go To http://showsigoto.com 32 32 TICKET GIVEAWAY: Foster the People | The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL | Thursday, September 28, 2017 http://showsigoto.com/foster-the-people-ticket-giveaway-2017/ Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:16:21 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84643 THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS and a crazy night of music lie ahead for SIX LUCKY FANS of this Grammy-nominated band. Foster the People comes to The Ritz Ybor in Tampa THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, as part of a 21-stop national and international tour. Enter below for your chance to win! Thank you, No Clubs! Promoting their [&hellip

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THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS and a crazy night of music lie ahead for SIX LUCKY FANS of this Grammy-nominated band.

Foster the People comes to The Ritz Ybor in Tampa THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, as part of a 21-stop national and international tour.

Enter below for your chance to win! Thank you, No Clubs!

GET TICKETS — $38.75

Promoting their 3rd studio album, Sacred Hearts Club, the LA based Indie-Pop group is taking an optimistic and positive approach to their music.  “With this new album, the emotion is celebratory and has a sweetness to it,” says Mark Foster. “The music comes from my heart, which is inherently optimistic.” The album features new hits: “Sit next to me,” “Pay the Man” and “Doing it for the Money.”

Don’t let all the other kids have fun with their pumped up kicks! You better run, better run to sign up for this ticket giveaway!

Come see Foster the People live at The Ritz in Ybor City, Tampa, FL!

2017 Sacred Hearts Club Tour

Sep 27 2017, Miami, FL, United States, Fillmore Miami Beach, Tickets

Sep 28 2017, Tampa, FL, United States, The RITZ Ybor, Tickets

Sep 29 2017, Orlando, FL, United States, Hard Rock Live, Tickets

Sep 30 2017, Atlanta, GA, United States, Tabernacle, Tickets

Oct 02 2017, Charlotte, NC, United States, Fillmore Charlotte, Tickets

Oct 03 2017, Birmingham, AL, United States, Iron City, Tickets

Oct 05 2017, San Antonio, TX, United States, The Aztec Theater, Tickets

Oct 06 2017, Austin, TX, United States, Austin City Limits, Tickets

Oct 08 2017, Washington, D.C., DC, United States, All Things Go Fall Classic, Tickets

Oct 10 2017, Houston, TX, United States, House of Blues, Tickets

Oct 12 2017, Austin, TX, United States, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Tickets

Oct 13 2017, Austin, TX, United States, Austin City Limits, Tickets

Oct 14 2017, Dallas, TX, United States, House of Blues, Tickets

Oct 19 2017 ,Toronto, ON, Canada ,Rebel Complex ,Tickets

Oct 20 2017, Rochester, NY, United States, Rochester Dome Arena, Tickets

Oct 21 2017, Ithaca, NY, United States, Cornell University (Barton Hall), Tickets

Dec 29 2017, Lorne, Victoria, Australia, Falls Festival, Tickets

Dec 30 2017, Marion Bay, South Australia, Australia, Falls Festival, Tickets

Dec 31 2017, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia Falls Festival Tickets

Jan 02 2018, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay Dreams Festival, Tickets

Jan 07 2018, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Falls Festival, Tickets

GET TICKETS — $38.75

HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

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CONTEST ENDS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

Want to WIN 2 TICKETS to Foster the People at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL on Thursday, September 28, 2017?! There are several ways to enter!*

Step 1: Complete one of the tasks below*

Step 2: Fill out the entry form

*Please complete at least one of the tasks below (#1-5, bonus points for completing them all) BEFORE you fill out this entry form.

ENTER HERE

 

 

 

 


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5. Comment Below with why you want to attend and check “also post on Facebook” (Extra Points for this Option).

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(You can always give them to someone else if you win) 🙂

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Foster the People Tampa 2017 Ticket Giveaway by Spencer Storch.  Edited by Richie (The Sober Goat).

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: REGGAE ON THE BLOCK 2017 | Downtown Orlando | Saturday, October 7, 2017 http://showsigoto.com/reggae-on-the-block-2017-ticket-giveaway/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:36:52 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84651 Attention reggae lovers: We have a pair of free tickets to give away for Orlando’s Reggae on the Block on Saturday, October 7th, 2017! 😎 Fourteen bands and six DJs will make their way through foggy Washington street to entertain an always raucous crowd of local reggae fans.  Trevor Hall headlines a throwback lineup centered [&hellip

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Attention reggae lovers: We have a pair of free tickets to give away for Orlando’s Reggae on the Block on Saturday, October 7th, 2017! 😎 Fourteen bands and six DJs will make their way through foggy Washington street to entertain an always raucous crowd of local reggae fans. 

REGGAE ON THE BLOCK 2017 LINEUP

Trevor Hall headlines a throwback lineup centered on roots reggae,

… along with Mike Love, E.N Young, Ballyhoo, The Supervillains, Through the Roots, Kash’d Out, Lance O of Kulcha Shok, Red-I and, 74 Sound System!  Come out for an afternoon of beer and buds with all your favorite friends!

Enter to win free tickets from Shows I Go To or purchase tickets from Reggae on the Block: $20 adv/$25 doors, $80 adv vip/$100 vip door.

GET TICKETS TO REGGAE ON THE BLOCK 2017!

reggae on the block 2017 TICKETS

 

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CONTEST ENDS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 at 4:20 PM.

Want to WIN 2 TICKETS to REGGAE ON THE BLOCK 2017 in Orlando, FL on October 7, 2017?! There are several ways to enter!*

Step 1: Complete one of the tasks below*

Step 2: Fill out the entry form

*Please complete at least one of the tasks below (#1-5, bonus points for completing them all) BEFORE you fill out this entry form.

ENTER HERE

 

 

 

 

1. Share this post on Facebook & ‘Like’ Shows I Go To on Facebook and WJRR on Facebook.

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5. Comment Below with why you want to attend and check “also post on Facebook” (Extra Points for this Option).

GET TICKETS TO REGGAE ON THE BLOCK 2017!(You can always give them to someone else if you win) 🙂

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Reggae On The Block 2017 Ticket Giveaway by Spencer Storch.

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Introducing: The Marinade with Jason Earle Podcast! | Episode 1: A Conversation with BJ Barham of American Aquarium http://showsigoto.com/bj-barham-on-the-marinade-with-jason-earle/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:37:18 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84662 The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 1 | BJ Barham http://traffic.libsyn.com/marinadepodcast/001_BJ_Barham_Podcast_-_9617_7.44_PM.mp3 The Marinade with Jason Earle podcast welcomes BJ Barham of American Aquarium for our first episode! The Marinade is a free-flowing conversation about creativity with creative people. After years of interviewing and writing about artists, we realized that so many great nuggets of wisdom, funny [&hellip

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The Marinade with Jason Earle
Episode 1 | BJ Barham

The Marinade with Jason Earle podcast welcomes BJ Barham of American Aquarium for our first episode! The Marinade is a free-flowing conversation about creativity with creative people. After years of interviewing and writing about artists, we realized that so many great nuggets of wisdom, funny moments, and interesting stories were either cut from the written piece or did not make sense in the context of a story. Thus, The Marinade was born.

Our aim is to provide a place where artists can open up about their creative process. We wanted to create a forum for tangents about art, love, sports, family, whatever inspires our favorite creators to do their thing.

BJ Barham of the band American Aquarium has long been a favorite of this writer and many others at Shows I Go To. So we were thrilled BJ took the time to talk with us during his Great 48 tour, becoming our very first featured guest on The Marinade with Jason Earle.

Barham, his wife, and their dog Bueller played 53 shows in 59 days last summer, covering all 48 contiguous United States. Never one to rest, Barham took a few days off from that run then hit the road with the new lineup of his band American Aquarium.

Right about the time he arrived in Iowa, midway through his epic solo tour, Barham took a few minutes to talk with us about his creative process, the experience of stopping in national parks across the country, how amazing his fans are, and why hipsters are not all bad. It is a wide-ranging conversation that exemplifies what you can expect from The Marinade going forward.

If you like what you hear, go over to iTunes or your podcast app and subscribe. Then give us a rating or share the show with someone you think will enjoy it.

Also, check out BJ Barham and his band on tour, get the solo work, and look for the new American Aquarium album. If you are new to American Aquarium, Burn.Flicker.Die., their seminal album produced by Jason Isbell, and Barham’s incredible solo effort Rockingham are good places to start. Whether you know their music or not, the band brings it on stage every night so do not miss them if they get near your town.

Thank you for listening and look for The Marinade with Jason Earle at the beginning of every month.

Episode 1 | BJ Barham

Introducing: The Marinade with Jason Earle by Jason Earle.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: SELF HELP FEST 2017 – ORLANDO (ADTR, Uø, Moose Blood, Story So Far, Less Than Jake, & more) | Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL | Saturday, September 30, 2017 http://showsigoto.com/self-help-fest-orlando-2017-ticket-giveaway/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:42:36 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84645 Self Help Fest is taking over the Central Florida Fairgrounds and we’ve got you! Ocala, Florida natives, A Day To Remember curate the Self Help Festival each year and will be headlining the home state date. They’re bringing some amazing accompanying artists to help stack this lineup. We have been calling it the “adult Warped Tour” [&hellip

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Self Help Fest is taking over the Central Florida Fairgrounds and we’ve got you!

Ocala, Florida natives, A Day To Remember curate the Self Help Festival each year and will be headlining the home state date. They’re bringing some amazing accompanying artists to help stack this lineup. We have been calling it the “adult Warped Tour” or “Warped Tour: but not as hot, thank f*ck!

Self Help Fest Orlando Ticket Giveaway

The full Self Help Fest 2017 Orlando lineup includes:

A Day To Remember

Underøath 

The Story So Far*

State Champs

Less Than Jake

Streetlight Manifesto 

Moose Blood

Real Friends 

Dance Gavin Dance

Attila

Wage War 

The Plot In You 

Bad Omens

*This is The Story So Far’s only Florida date on their Fall tour and Self Help Fest is one of their stops.

Self Help Fest is the opportunity to rally around a community of music who brings mental health awareness into the spotlight. This is reason enough to celebrate … by engaging in copious amounts of moshing and waking up the next morning with no voice. Bring your friends, tell your dad, pack a lunch, wear sunscreen (it will still probably be hot as b@lls), and sport that plaid around your waist like your mom just sewed that Underoath t-shirt on the back. 

It’s time to rock in the name of self love and being an ever loving punk forever.

GET TICKETS TO SELF HELP FEST ORLANDO 2017

RSVP TO SELF HELP ORLANDO 2017!

 

 HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

CONTEST ENDS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 at 4:20 PM.

Want to WIN 2 TICKETS to SELF HELP FEST 2017 in Orlando, FL on September 30, 2017?! There are several ways to enter!*

Step 1: Complete one of the tasks below*

Step 2: Fill out the entry form

*Please complete at least one of the tasks below (#1-5, bonus points for completing them all) BEFORE you fill out this entry form.

ENTER HERE

 

 

 

 

1. Share this post on Facebook & ‘Like’ Shows I Go To on Facebook and Self Help on Facebook.

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5. Comment Below with why you want to attend and check “also post on Facebook” (Extra Points for this Option).

GET TICKETS TO SELF HELP FEST ORLANDO 2017(You can always give them to someone else if you win) 🙂

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Self Help Fest Orlando 2017 Ticket Giveaway by Sarah Schumaker.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Suwannee Hulaween 2017! | Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL | October 27-29, 2017 http://showsigoto.com/hulaween-2017-ticket-giveaway/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:42:02 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84628 Alright we’ll just get to it … since you’ve all been so kindly patient with us, here’s some Hulaween Tickets!!! WIN 2 Three-Day Passes to the biggest Suwannee party of the year: Hulaween 2017! 🙂  Check out some of our previous Hulaween Coverage:  HOW TO WIN TICKETS:   HOW TO WIN TICKETS:   HOW TO [&hellip

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Alright we’ll just get to it … since you’ve all been so kindly patient with us, here’s some Hulaween Tickets!!! WIN 2 Three-Day Passes to the biggest Suwannee party of the year: Hulaween 2017! 🙂 

Check out some of our previous Hulaween Coverage:

GET TIX TO SUWANNEE HULAWEEN!

Hulaween 2017 Full Lineup

 HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

HOW TO WIN TICKETS:

 

CONTEST ENDS: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 at 4:20 PM.

Want to WIN 2 TICKETS to Suwannee Hulaween at Spirit of the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 27-29, 2017?! There are several ways to enter!*

Step 1: Complete one of the tasks below*

Step 2: Fill out the entry form

*Please complete at least one of the tasks below (#1-5, bonus points for completing them all) BEFORE you fill out this entry form.

ENTER HERE

 

 

 

 

1. Share this post on Facebook & ‘Like’ Shows I Go To on Facebook and Suwannee Hulaween on Facebook.

WIN TIX to Suwannee Hulaween 2017! 🌞Tag a friend and enter the giveaway at showsigoto.com

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2. Follow/Screenshot & Share This/Tag SIGT on Instagram and Suwannee Hulaween on Insta.

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4. Re-tweet the below post & ‘Follow’ @ShowsIGoTo on Twitter and @HulaweenFL on Twitter.

 

5. Comment Below with why you want to attend and check “also post on Facebook” (Extra Points for this Option, it’s wayyyyy at the bottom).

GET TIX TO SUWANNEE HULAWEEN 2017!(You can always give them to someone else if you win) 🙂

DON’T FORGET, FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM, CLICK HERE!

Suwannee Hulaween 2017 Ticket Giveaway by Spencer.

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Goo Goo Dolls Live Review + Photos | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 http://showsigoto.com/goo-goo-dolls-live-review-2017/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:50:58 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84183 The Almighty Goo! Ahhhh, the Goo Goo Dolls, another band I first got into during the early-mid 1990s which I had yet to see live. Since the 1993 days of A Boy Named Goo featuring my favorite Goo song “Long Way Down” (also featured in the 1996 blockbuster drama disaster film Twister – so good btw), [&hellip

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The Almighty Goo!

Ahhhh, the Goo Goo Dolls, another band I first got into during the early-mid 1990s which I had yet to see live. Since the 1993 days of A Boy Named Goo featuring my favorite Goo song “Long Way Down” (also featured in the 1996 blockbuster drama disaster film Twisterso good btw), I’ve been listening to this rock band but somehow never made the effort to see them live. Alas, the time finally came for me to cross this four-time Grammy-nominated rock act off my bucket list. Sure, their sound and persona over the years shifted a little towards the pop side, but they still know how to put on a good rock show.

Unlike the previous show I went to a few days before, tonight I was graced with a +1 in my press approval. After two failed attempts to drag a friend with me to the show, I got lucky on friend #3. My buddy and fellow Shows I Go To staff partner, Garrett, meets up at my place and we set sail for Universal Studios.

We park on the top of the parking garage and enjoy an awesome glowing sunset as we make the long trek to City Walk. We stop in the NBC Sports Grill & Brew restaurant for a break and enjoy a strong beer inside bar, taking advantage of the air-conditioning. We then wind our way through more tourist pedestrian traffic and eventually arrive at the Hard Rock Live.

We walk in and the opener, Phillip Phillips, had already hit the stage to open up the show. I’ve never heard of them but I thoroughly enjoyed what I heard.  Garret goes on to inform me during their set that Phillip Phillips is a singer, songwriter and musician who won the eleventh season of American Idol in 2012. I would have never known. His coronation song, “Home,” became a huge staple hit. His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on November 19, 2012. His second album, Behind the Light, was released on May 19, 2014. With a full band, they had put on a fun performance that gets the crowd nice and ready for the main act.

By the time their set is over, Garrett and I start going beer for beer, and we make solid progress during set break. I abandon him when the lights dim and I make way to the left side of the stage toward the photo pit entrance.

Here is where the bullshit starts.”

In the press confirmation email I received, it clearly says photographers are allowed in the stage pit for the first three songs, per usual. Well, the security guard on the left side of the stage looks at me like I’m crazy when I approach. After some inaudible yelling, he lets me through the gate but says photographers are not allowed in the front pit and says I can shoot from the right side where we’re standing. I’m dumbfounded but go on to shoot from the left side of the pit for a song, since I’m already here.

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

I migrate all the way to the other side only to get even more confused looks from the security guards over there. A lady tells me the same thing, that photographers not allowed in the pit tonight and must shoot from the back middle bar area. No one had told me this. I get my shots from the back middle bar, then get two beers and head towards Garrett. I settle into the back middle of the floor, right in front of the soundboard, the sweet spot. 

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

Goo Goo Dolls | Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL | August 30, 2017 | Photo by Richie Williams

John Rzeznik (guitar, lead vocals) really knows how to frontman the stage like a boss. He went on a political rant at one point, but he was perfectly validated in times like these, and he kept it short and sweet. Also, I was half hypnotized throughout the set. I wasn’t expecting a huge lighting rig, but they had a nice light show.

Check out this Instagram clip of “Slide” from The Sober Goat.

Goo Goo Dolls @googoodollsofficial #googoodolls #slide @hardrockorlando @showsigoto #showsigoto

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This tour is called the “Long Way Home – Summer Tour 2017.” The Boxes album was released on May 6, 2016, and the last track is “Long Way Home.”

So, may I remind you and direct your attention to the first paragraph… I was here to hear one song: “Long Way Down.” I’m not currently up to speed on Goo Goo Dolls info, so when I looked at prior setlists and saw “Long Way Home” at the end, I got excited because I mistakenly read “Long Way Down.” Needless to say, when the time came, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t get my song. I felt bamboozled, hoodwinked even.

But, it was my mistake. Hey, how about we play it now?!

They did play a track from the A Boy Named Goo album, the soft and lonely “Name.” Everyone else in the crowd got their “Slide” or “Iris” or whatever else. Oh well.

Anyone want to watch Twister and chill?

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Watch The Trailor For Billy Corgan’s New Film {VIDEO} http://showsigoto.com/watch-trailor-billy-corgans-new-film-video/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:07:14 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84572 Billy Corgan, from Smashing Pumpkins, is releasing a solo album next month titled Ogilala under the name William Patrick Corgan. Solo albums aren’t rare theses days, but to really separate himself, William/Billy has created an accompanying short film alongside. Pillbox was written by William and co-directed by him and Linda Strawberry.  “I thought it was a different approach to [&hellip

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Billy Corgan, from Smashing Pumpkins, is releasing a solo album next month titled Ogilala under the name William Patrick Corgan.

Solo albums aren’t rare theses days, but to really separate himself, William/Billy has created an accompanying short film alongside. Pillbox was written by William and co-directed by him and Linda Strawberry.

 “I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie. Art is art. And together the two pieces create a work unto itself,” Corgan said in an earlier statement.

Tickets for the Pillbox premieres go on sale on Friday (9/22). Ogilala is out 10/13.

 

by andrew

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ICYMI: Foo Fighters Release Hilarious Animation on The Making Of ‘Concrete And Gold’ [VIDEO] http://showsigoto.com/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-animation/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:40:23 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84493 Foo Fighters have released an animated mini-documentary of the recording process of their new album Concrete and Gold, with it’s all-star cast of guests. In the video, frontman Dave Grohl talks about how the band selected the producer it wanted to work with, Greg Kurstin, of the band THE BIRD AND THE BEE. The video not only fleshes out how [&hellip

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Foo Fighters have released an animated mini-documentary of the recording process of their new album Concrete and Gold, with it’s all-star cast of guests.

In the video, frontman Dave Grohl talks about how the band selected the producer it wanted to work with, Greg Kurstin, of the band THE BIRD AND THE BEE. The video not only fleshes out how the album was recorded, but shows how a legendary rock band such as FF can remain true to their sound, and still engage a youthful audience.

Concrete and Gold features guest appearances from Justin TimberlakePaul McCartney, THE BIRD AND THE BEE’s Inara George, THE KILLS’ Alison Mosshart, and BOYZ II MEN singer Shawn Stockman.

The Making of Concrete and Gold

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“Only Took Me 23 Years” Green Day Live Review + Photos w/ Catfish and the Bottlemen | MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL | September 5, 2017 http://showsigoto.com/green-day-tampa-live-review-photos-2017/ Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:07:05 +0000 http://showsigoto.com/?p=84309 I can vividly remember where I was when I first heard Green Day‘s classic album, Dookie (released February 1, 1994). I was nine years old in fourth grade. About a month later is when my mind would be blown forever. My mother was part owner/investor of a candle and craft country-style store in St. Cloud, [&hellip

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Green Day MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa Florida September 5 2017

I can vividly remember where I was when I first heard Green Day‘s classic album, Dookie (released February 1, 1994). I was nine years old in fourth grade. About a month later is when my mind would be blown forever.

My mother was part owner/investor of a candle and craft country-style store in St. Cloud, a bustling little rural town about 20+/- miles south of Orlando. One day in March 1994, I went with her on a monthly visit to the store for meetings with her business partners. While they had their meetings, I was “babysat,” if you will, by the business partner’s teenage son and his friends, probably 13 or 14 years old. I kept pretty quiet while they played Sega Genesis video games with the 32X adapter (ahh, the good old days). They would let me play every now and then, but I couldn’t tell you what games we were playing. I was more interested in was the music they were listening to.

At nine, my music appreciation was present and accounted for, being that I was actively taking piano lessons, but as far as listening to music on the radio or tape or the new age compact disc, there wasn’t much to account for. Whatever was on the pop station or on my parent’s soft rock oldies station is what I basically listened to. My older brother listened to hair metal stuff, but I never really embraced it or understood it. I had no real idea of the wide variety and specifics that music could offer. One of the few things I said to those teenagers that day was:

What music are you listening to?” Their reply, “The new Green Day album, Dookie.”

A few days later I was at the mall with my aunt and cousins, and I made it clear I had to go to the music store “to get Green Day’s Dookie. I must have listened to it thousands of times in the next few weeks, and a few thousand more over the course of the past 23 years.

Flash forward to September 5, 2017, and I’m driving from Orlando to Tampa for my first ever Green Day show. Although I am yet again traveling to a show alone, I was just as excited as the nine year old me back in March 1994.

I tailgate in the parking lot for a half hour and finally decide it is time to head in to catch some of the opening act. I make it about five cars down the isle and strike up a chat with another dude who is there solo. He compliments my Offsping shirt and the conversation gates are wide open. I would go on to spend more than half of the show with my new friend, Leo, in the very back middle of the lawn, where there’s plenty of room to act a fool. We’re running around in circles, moshing, just the two of us, and singing as loud as we possibly could.

Catfish and the Bottlemen open up the show. We catch the last half of their set. I had never heard of them but they were great and kept my attention; however, all I cared about was Green Day. Leo and I get more Yuenglings during the set break.

The intro starts with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” being played over the PA system, followed by “Blitzakrieg Bop” (The Ramones) and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (Ennio Morricone). It’s like listening to the the best of the radio to get pumped up. I get chills singing along with the crowd as we await Green Day.

Green Day MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa Florida September 5 2017

The show has a solid start with “Know Your Enemy,” “Bang Bang,” and the current hit “Revolution Radio.” Not my favorite tunes by far, but I could care less as I bounce around the lawn trying not fall down or drop my beer. Any song I hear tonight is my jam.

“Holiday” is the first track which I get genuinely excited to hear. From there on, whether it was “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” my all time favorite “Longview,” “Hitchin’ a Ride,” or “Welcome to Paradise,” I was a kid in a candy store all hopped up on … sugar.

I’m so overcome with joy. I get the chills on more than one occasion. One instance in particular is during “I Walk Alone” as I ponder the walk down the long and winding road of life that awaits ahead of me.

Check out my highlight video below which includes a clip of “I Walk Alone,” courtesy of The Sober Goat.

For the last half hour of the show, I make my way down to my seat in the front left section (pretty damn close compared to where I was coming from). I meet up with my photographer for this show, the lovely Vanessa, who was shooting from the pit for the first two songs.

Green Day MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa Florida September 5 2017

Green Day puts on more than just a concert, they deliver a true show. Awesome lights, pyrotechnics, multiple banner backgrounds throughout the show, welcoming young fans up on stage to sing or play guitar, and a political rant which morphs into a call for unity. They got it all.

Check out this Instagram video clip of “Are We The Waiting” courtesy of The Sober Goat.

“American Idiot” is the first encore song. Cool. BUT THEN, the most gangster Green Day song ever begins… the 9+ minute “Jesus of Suburbia.” This song has five movements:

  • I. “Jesus of Suburbia” (0:00 – 1:51)
  • II. “City of the Damned” (1:51 – 3:42)
  • III. “I Don’t Care” (3:42 – 5:25)
  • IV. “Dearly Beloved” (5:25 – 6:30)
  • V. “Tales of Another Broken Home” (6:30 – 9:10)

I was moved at least five times. Wow, I get chills again. I’ve heard all I need to hear.

I stay for most of “21 Guns” and then start to make my way towards the exits while “Good Riddance” sends me off with absolutely zero fucks given.

I am so damn satisfied, and it only took 23 years.

Thank you, Green Day. I love you. Please come back to Florida soon!

I’ll gladly accept a “Dookie 25th Anniversary Tour” in 2019.