Thinking about maybe seeing Reid Speed in Pittsburgh for NYE since we aren’t having our annual barn burner.
Also Chi Town is just awesome.
And be damned if I tried acid for the first time walking the bridgeway of Navy Pier at 6 am. I would like to say to anyone planning to visit Chicago in the winter months, The crosswinds are actually crafted by Hatori Hanzo…Who knew?!
I’ve been to quite quite a few shows in my day… My first was Fear Factory with Static X and others opening.
I’ve seen Opeth a couple times, the White Stripes in kind of a dive, Sigur Ros a couple times, Nine Inch Nails with Bauhaus, Depeche Mode, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Kool Keith, A Place To Bury Strangers a few times, Gorguts, and Ministry to name a few. I’ve also been to a few proper classical concerts, Stravinsky, Chopin, that sort of stuff, but not so much recently.
My favorite IDM-related show was of course Autechre in 2008… That was a hell of an experience…
Most recently I saw Dimmu Borgir and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (separate shows…).
Don’t have any shows planned recently since I moved to the suburbs and a ways from New York, but I always keep my eyes peeled for good ones. I’d love to be able to catch ADULT. or Opeth again, or Richard Devine or something like that.