is going to be at the Congress Theater in Chicago Saturday the 15th. Since it's the weekend we're celebrating St. Patty's Day, we can't make it. Does anyone know of any unofficial shows anywhere in Chicago the day before or after?
posted by youngergirl44
on Mar 11, 2008 -
I have a couple of Pogues tickets for this Saturday that I can't use. What's the best way to unload them? [more inside]
posted by skaffen42
on Mar 10, 2008 -
You're standing at a rock concert. The support band is, at best, reasonable. You've no inclination to dance, but find yourself with neither pint nor cigarette nor shoulder bag to hold. What on earth do you do with your hands?
posted by cillit bang
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Does anyone know what live music will appear on the Hawaiian island of Kauai between December 30 and January 8, 2008? I'd like to check something out. Superduper thumbs up for any Okinawan music.
posted by billtron
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Where can I download a live recording of Electrelane's final show? I've emailed the band and gotten no response. Many of the places I used to look online for live recordings are gone.
posted by rbs
on Dec 21, 2007 -
I would very much love to attend Friday's Christmas Concert at the Palau Musica
in Barcelona with Jose Carreras (scroll down slightly to the 21st of December). Only problem is, it's been sold out for months. The box office, concierge, and Google haven't been much help, so it's time for Ask MiFi. I would appreciate any leads on ticket brokers/ticket exchange sites that might be of help. I only need one ticket.
posted by zachlipton
on Dec 18, 2007 -
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc.
Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
posted by seeminglee
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I'm going to Berlin to see the band Interpol later this month (yay!) but only for one night (boo!). What should I see/do/eat/drink/experience in such a short time? And should I stay out all night long and skip out on lodging? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Nov 2, 2007 -
Embarrassing Spice Girls Tickets Question: I have a code to purchase tickets for the Toronto show. I don't have a credit card so I can't buy them online. They go onsale tomorrow morning. Can I buy them at a retail outlet? Anyone have any experience with other cities?
posted by yellowbinder
on Oct 21, 2007 -
What amazing, unmissable, not-yet-sold out rock/indie/global/generally awesome concerts anywhere in Europe
must I see in the next few months - but *only* on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Oct 19, 2007 -
Andrew Bird's 2005 show on Fabchannel is my favorite performance of all time. How can I preserve it before the license expires and the gig is over? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Sep 17, 2007 -
I'm producing a benefit concert, to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Do you know any bands or labels that might be interested in the cause? Maybe with a loved one with ALS? We're assembling a 1600-people show in Omaha, Nebraska.
posted by Sfving
on Jul 31, 2007 -
I have two tickets to Daft Punk in Montreal next Tuesday; I'm going, but I can't find anyone who wants to go with me. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Galt
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Going to Daft Punk tonight at Berkeley's Greek Theatre, and was wondering about parking and photography. [more inside]
posted by hobbes
on Jul 27, 2007 -
I'll be in Cambridge, MA for a couple days of training at the end of August, and it occurred to me that there just might be a concert I'd be interested in seeing in such a far-away and exotic place. My musical taste is kind of difficult to categorize, but some favorites are Tommy Emmanuel, Alison Krauss, Rory Block, Gene Harris (no longer with us, but a good example nevertheless), Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Porcupine Tree, Nine Inch Nails. Does anybody know of any acts I might enjoy seeing on the 24th?
posted by sgass
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Looking for "can't miss" stuff to do in Salt Lake City (preferably downtown), the evenings of May 13 thru May 17. Difficulty: no Mormonism. [more inside]
posted by The Deej
on May 5, 2007 -
I am looking for advice on the best way to get a pair of tickets for a high demand concert from ticketmaster, which only allows you to buy via phone. What can I do to increase my odds?
posted by keith0718
on May 5, 2007 -
I was at a concert last night and an epiphany came upon me as I was waiting to buy horribly overpriced merchandise for my stepsister. I want to use this epiphany to further my job responsibilities. I just don't know how to go about it! [more inside]
posted by slyboots421
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I have two pairs of tickets in two different sections for a concert at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Tx. Where should I sit? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade
on Mar 26, 2007 -
I have never been to a rock concert before. What do I do? Wave a lighter in the air? Shout "Freebird"? Mosh? Will I get served? I need Rock Concert 101, stat. [more inside]
posted by unixrat
on Mar 18, 2007 -
Is there a way to sneak a camera into a sporting event or concert without it getting taken away? [more inside]
posted by phaded
on Mar 3, 2007 -
So I saw Sufjan Stevens at the Kennedy Center with members of the National Symphony recently... [more inside]
posted by Heminator
on Feb 22, 2007 -
I'm an amateur classical pianist. I used to give solo recitals at college, and I would like to start performing again out here in the real world. But what sort of group/organisation/event do I need to get involved with to have this kind of opportunity? Could I organise a little independent recital for myself, or is that weird and too egotistical? [more inside]
posted by chrismear
on Dec 19, 2006 -
NYCFilter: Just got four free tickets to the Tool concert tonight. Date decided not her thing... and I need a ride to Meadowlands. [more inside]
posted by bastionofsanity
on Oct 6, 2006 -
Ticketfilter: It is possible for me to switch my seats with someone else's if it's Will-Call only? [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Jul 20, 2006 -
At what point during a concert (e.g. rock/pop/country) performance do you recognize and applaud the song performed? [more inside]
posted by JigSawMan
on Jun 5, 2006 -
I'm taking a holiday from around the 25th of July for 5 weeks to the UK, France and Germany. As well as doing plenty of sightseeing, I'd love to see some great live music by some bands/DJs that might not make it to Australia for a few years. Being in Melbourne, and having never been to the UK before, I have no idea about what source to go to, to find out what festivals or gigs by bands/DJs are coming up. Melburnians know to check their local street press, where do the Brits go to find out all their music news?
Please recommend some great websites for news, reviews and schedules. Anything with an RSS feed would be awesome, but I'm not worried if it doesn't have one.
A poke around in google found www.virtualfestivals.com
which seems to be good for festivals, but not much for gigs. Not like the usual street press that I'm used to reading.
I had the thought to go to Reading/Leeds Festivals or Creamfields, but I think they might already be sold out. I also have no idea where to buy tickets from. Are there major ticket agencies to head to? Is ebay a good option?
Also, any thoughts, recommendations or live music experiences for festivals, gigs or venues are more than welcome!
posted by snarkle
on May 8, 2006 -
I went to see Ben Folds here in Milwaukee last night, and by about halfway through the main act, I was in serious pain, just from standing there. My feet, especially my heels, were killing, and my lower back was stiff and uncomfortable as well.
My question is: Is there any way to avoid this? [more inside]
posted by joshjs
on Mar 13, 2006 -
On Saturday night, The Futureheads performed on CBC Radio 3, and I missed it! I know that there are those that would allow me to listen to this concert, but for the life of me I cannot reach them. I've tried Google and Just Concerts
, but they do not have it. (additionally, everything is in RealPlayer format, ick-city!)
Where might I go to find such live concerts in MP3 (or similar) format? [more inside]
posted by hughbot
on Nov 22, 2005 -
My mother's husband is a big folk music fan, and his birthday is coming up. I'd like to get them 2 tickets to a good folk music show that takes place somewhere in the NYC area before the end of 2005. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Oct 19, 2005 -
Having just been to a concert last night, I thought the whole tradition of the 'encore' was a little silly. I can't recall a performer ever not coming back to stage and belting out another few songs. Where did the encore come from? What are perfomers doing during their short "break?" Has anyone ever been to a concert performance where there wasn't an encore? Did rioting ensue?
posted by FearTormento
on Sep 15, 2005 -
After days of searching for a decent site of concert listings for my area i have decided to make my own. Everything i've seen is a mess and either very unclear or incomplete.
What would be a good way to do this? [more inside]
posted by quantumonkey
on Sep 13, 2005 -
: I neurotically, obsessively bought two tix to the same concert at Madison Square Garden in an effort to get the best seat I could. Both are good for different reasons, so I'm having a tough time deciding which one to use. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire
on Aug 29, 2005 -