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Live classical concerts via online radio

World Concert Hall publishes a schedule, seven days out, of live classical concerts and operas scheduled for streaming broadcast on the web.
posted by Orinda on Jan 2, 2014 - 11 comments

(Still) Looking for a miracle.

Ticket Wars: Why the Ticket Industry Is So Hated and How That's All About to Change "A couple of economists at Northwestern University have developed a scheme to change everything. It's surprisingly simple, and, if it spreads throughout the industry, it could control the very thing that makes the industry so frustrating. Ticket prices will finally make sense." [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 24, 2013 - 42 comments

Feast Days

It's an open secret that many bands and solo artists allow fans to audio record their live performances for non-commercial trading. The Internet Archive's Live Music Section is maintained by volunteers from etree.org, and currently offers over 120,000 live performances from nearly 6000 bands, for in-browser streaming as well as download in a variety of formats. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 1, 2013 - 13 comments

Aus dem Befreiungsschlag der Rockfans wurde eine Institution.

The Rockpalast archive. Some 670 concerts.
posted by muckster on Sep 27, 2013 - 14 comments

Crowd-Pleasing, Club-Wrecking, Festival-Killing

Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now as voted by 'a panel of writers, industry figures and artists'. [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Aug 1, 2013 - 154 comments

Sorry, I didn’t realize you were going to be good

'Before their show in Seattle last month, London four-piece Savages posted a sign around the venue that laid out a couple of ground rules: no Instagramming, no video, no tweets-- in short, "SILENCE YOUR PHONES." This could be seen as a part of a growing trend of bands pointing out how sick they are of looking out into a sea of smartphones rather than human faces (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs posted a similar missive at their recent New York homecoming show), but it felt more like an extension of Savages’ overall manifesto. And no, “manifesto” is not too dramatic a word; especially in contrast with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ sign, which tempered its message with chatty humor, Savages’ fiery imperative read like something hammered onto a door.' --Pitchfork has both a review and cover story on Savages well-named new record "Silence Yourself"
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 7, 2013 - 110 comments

Women of Punk

Women of Punk 30 shows containing almost 400 video clips exploring the role women have played in Punk music from the 70's to today, with rare interviews and concerts, videos, documentaries and feature films.
posted by ifjuly on Apr 29, 2013 - 15 comments

The Business of Phish

Phish has consistently been one of the most popular and lucrative touring acts in America, generating well over a quarter billion dollars in ticket sales. Yet, by other measures, the band isn’t popular at all... Phish doesn’t make money by selling music. They make money by selling live music, and that, it turns out, is a more durable business model. (via) [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Apr 22, 2013 - 83 comments

iTunes Music Festival

For the 2012 iTunes Music Festival, 65 acts (including P!nk, One Direction, David Guetta , Jessie J, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Andrea Bocelli, Matchbox Twenty, Muse and many others) performed at the Roundhouse in London throughout the month of September. 40 performances are available in full online. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 29, 2012 - 9 comments

"You're Kurt"

"Somebody whispered to me, 'That's Nirvana. You're Kurt.'" For the (scalper's delight) 12-12-12 Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy (and anti-poverty programs), Paul McCartney will front a reunited Nirvana.
posted by mrgrimm on Dec 12, 2012 - 386 comments

Banjo Underground

I Was Climbin The Stairs At Machu Picchu / Found My Cellphone And Tried To Reach You. Chester, Nova Scotia's Old Man Luedecke does what he does best: strums a banjo and tells some wandering stories, live at Toronto's Great Hall. Also in his backyard. On his davenport. In the bathtub. Sometimes he does covers. Sometimes he makes them more interesting by translating them into a language he doesn't speak.
posted by mannequito on Sep 16, 2012 - 7 comments

"I don't know why I made the raccoons Irish, but it works."

Robin Williams in Concert:
An Evening with Robin Williams (1982)
A Night at The Met: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1986)
Live on Broadway (2002)
Weapons of Self Destruction (2010) (Alternate link) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 21, 2012 - 36 comments

à-peu-près rock et toujours brillant

Telerama Concerts Privé, recorded live in Paris: Wilco - Bonnie Prince Billy - The Shins - Jonathan Wilson
posted by msalt on May 7, 2012 - 8 comments

The Lomax Collection -- a 'renewal of the forgotten springs of human creativity.'

NPR: "Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world." Now, nearly ten years after his death, thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. "It's part of what Lomax envisioned for [his] collection — long before the age of the Internet." (Mr. Lomax, Previously on MeFi) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 28, 2012 - 27 comments

Gigographies

Did Poco play the Poconos? Did Roxy Music rock the Roxy? Did U2 go to The O2? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Dec 30, 2011 - 32 comments

"And at once I knew I was not magnificent..."

Bon Iver has released a video for the second single from their new eponymous album: Holocene (Vimeo / Youtube.) Background. (Previously) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 20, 2011 - 26 comments

Ticketmaster - Rocking The Most Hated Brand In America

On tour with former singer-songwriter Nathan Hubbard and his showstopper of a plan to rescue Ticketmaster's business and, for an encore, its dreadful reputation. But Hubbard is dragging three decades' worth of  Ticketmaster ill will behind him, the noxious reputation he used to exploit. Ticketmonster. Ticketbastard. The Death Star. Joining the enemy made Hubbard so uncomfortable at first that when he arrived at Ticketmaster headquarters in Los Angeles, he says, "I couldn't look the logo in the eye."
posted by veedubya on Jun 23, 2011 - 46 comments

Gimme an F! PH! Gimme an E! I! Gimme an A! S! Gimme a T! H!

"There was hookers, and hustlers, they filled up the room." It's a Phish Halloween tradition to play a costume set as another band. Last Sunday at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, they paid tribute to Little Feat's 1978 live album Waiting for Columbus. "Phish are repaying," David Fricke says in his Phishbill essay [pdf] "a lifelong debt to the band that has inspired and influenced them above all others." [more inside]
posted by muckster on Nov 6, 2010 - 23 comments

Helen Petts films free improv

Helen Petts is a filmmaker who helps to run the Mopomoso series of concerts. Her YT channel is a treasure trove of high-quality recordings of free improv performances. [more inside]
posted by Dim Siawns on Jul 13, 2010 - 5 comments

Dance like none of the 10,000 people around you is watching

Something you might want to see before summer concert season starts. People Dancing at Concerts. Drink responsibly, the internet is watching.
posted by donajo on Apr 16, 2010 - 41 comments

um miss may i have a dance with you please?

S. E. Rogie: Go easy with me. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jun 28, 2009 - 6 comments

A Gift from Canada

Feel like listening to a concert tonight? Something classical? Or maybe folk is a bit more your style? World? Jazz? Nearly every day, two or three more live concert recordings are added to CBC Radio2's 'Concerts on Demand' library, with nearly 900 concerts now in the list. Each concert is given just as presented live, and you can either stream the whole thing, or choose track by track. Timings are given for all the music, and photo galleries and full descriptions and credits round it all off. All in all, it's a fabulous presentation, and there is more music here than you will ever be able to keep up with!
posted by woodblock100 on Feb 10, 2009 - 22 comments

i bought some crappy lights and started calling people up

Live from the Pink Couch: Punks, Girls, Boys, Warriors, Witches, Kids, Comptrollers, and your new favorite band Best Friends Forever! (boyzone comment flamewar included) [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 5, 2009 - 16 comments

60 Concert Posters From Ten Amazing Artists

60 Concert Posters From Ten Amazing Artists. Warning! All 60 images are on the one page so this page might take a while to load.
posted by Effigy2000 on Sep 28, 2008 - 30 comments

"Everyone has this strange archiving addiction now. It's like they're trying to pin a butterfly to a corkboard."

Are cellphones ruining concerts? If they're not going off in the middle of a performance, they're constantly strobe-lighting the musicians. Of course, there are plenty of other ways you can ruin a concert.
posted by The Card Cheat on Jun 10, 2008 - 150 comments

The Beatles Are Your Old Bicycle

Before Obamania, there was BeatlemaniaWashington Coliseum (02/11/64) Melbourne (06/17/64) Hollywood Bowl (08/24/64) Wembley Stadium (04/11/65) Paris (06/20/65) Barcelona (07/03/65) Shea Stadium (08/15/65) Munich (06/24/66) Tokyo (07/01/66) Dodger Stadium (08/28/66)
posted by Poolio on Feb 24, 2008 - 11 comments

A different album every night

The brothers Ron and Russ Mael a.k.a. Sparks intend to play their entire back catalogue of albums over 21 nights in May 2008 in London. The 'hugely talented Los Angeles wideacres' have crossed many genres in their career, combining a fine ear and eye for pop culture with fantastic lyrics. They have influenced Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand among many others. A youtube playlist pulled together for anyone who wants to see some great videos, tunes and some bizarre footage. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Dec 7, 2007 - 20 comments

ROCK!

Bruce Springsteen, 1973. Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1984. Jimi Hendrix, 1968. King Crimson, 1969. Warren Zevon, 1982. Dio, 1984. The Band, 1974. Santana, 1975. Elton John, 1970. The Rolling Stones, 1978. For classic rock fans it's a drink from the firehose at Wolfgang's Concert Vault, the web archive of rock promoter Wolfgang Grajonca, better known as Bill Graham. If you want to download any of these shows it'll cost you ("Based upon all the information that is available to us, we believe that performers can earn between four and six times more from Wolfgang's Vault per download than they currently receive from their record companies"), but you can stream all of them at no charge. (Previously)
posted by jbickers on Jun 15, 2007 - 60 comments

When the World is Running Down

Rumors of The Police reuniting to perform at the 2007 Grammy Awards have been confirmed! I wonder which songs they will play?
posted by augustweed on Jan 30, 2007 - 150 comments

They read the alt-weeklies so you don't have to

SonicLiving is a website which tracks live events (mostly shows) in your home town, and can read in tracks from your last.fm or pandora account to notify you of interesting shows coming up in your area, as long as your area is one of the currently-limited areas they cover. (vide intra)
posted by whir on Sep 21, 2006 - 13 comments

Lotsa streaming concerts.

Dutch broadcast station VPRO's website is Holland’s biggest platform for alternative music. Here's a link to a shitload of streaming live concerts and tracks. You'll have to do a bit of cut and paste once there, but it's the easiest way for me to link to the list. For the cut-and-paste-inept, there's a standard interface, but the site's not in english.
posted by dobbs on Jul 8, 2006 - 11 comments

See you at the rock show!

Tourfilter: Track your favorite bands. See who else is tracking them. Never miss another show! [Boston, Chicago, New York for now - other cities on the way.]
posted by mr.curmudgeon on Jul 5, 2006 - 15 comments

Matter Eater Lad / He constructed a factory / Just because he was hungry

David Segal, former pop music critic for the Washington Post, reflects on his career reviewing concerts and why most concerts leave much to be desired.
posted by Quartermass on Aug 27, 2005 - 54 comments

Acoustic musicians in a digital world....

Does concert music have a place in our digital future? These musicians are making a strong case in the affirmative-- Aphex Twin at Lincoln Center? Listen to samples here (I particularly like this one), and a whole track here. Concert music (live music, composed mostly in advance, played mainly on acoustic instruments) has had a hard time this past century, adjusting to all of the paradigm shifts that technology has brought, from player pianos all the way to iPods. Classically trained musicians are branching out in some divergent, clever ways….A few interesting examples can be heard here, and here (from this album), and here (I especially like this one).
posted by LooseFilter on Jul 24, 2005 - 22 comments

Only sing about it once in every twenty years...

Live Aid redux planning underway. Goal this time is raising awareness, not money. Sweet, unquantifiable awareness.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on May 19, 2005 - 2 comments

RockOn

Rock on. classic concert photosets. [via waxy]
posted by srboisvert on Apr 29, 2005 - 23 comments

Yelling "Freebird"

Freebird!
posted by Tlogmer on Mar 21, 2005 - 99 comments

wish you were there

Fabchannel has nearly 200 streaming concerts online from Amsterdam's "temple of pop": Paradiso. Featured artists include Damien Rice, Franz Ferdinand, De La Soul and many more. 56k streams are freely available, broadband requires free registration.
posted by swordfishtrombones on Jul 17, 2004 - 5 comments

Clear Channel + Patents

Clear Channel Limits Live CDs. A company called DiscLive has been working with a handful of artists to sell concert-goers a live CD -- of the show they've just seen -- after the concert. However, "Clear Channel Entertainment has bought the patent from the technology's inventors and now claims to own the exclusive right to sell concert CDs after shows." More inside...
posted by sarajflemming on May 27, 2004 - 31 comments

That was a strange year, I949.

Peekskill, 1949. "The mob was rolling toward us for the second attack. This was, in a way, the worst of that night. For one thing, it was still daylight; later, when night fell, our own sense of organization helped us much more, but this was daylight and they poured down the road and into us, swinging broken fenceposts, billies, bottles, and wielding knives..." Howard Fast's account of a terrifying evening that was supposed to be an outdoor concert near Peekskill, NY. You can think about the political implications ("...it illustrates how easily, when terror is unleashed in a nation, it can take hold, and how thin the line is that separates constitutional government from tyranny and dictatorship...") or just enjoy the riveting tale. (Related song and picture here.)
posted by languagehat on Dec 1, 2003 - 22 comments

The dead baby seals are in the boner lounge!

Roadies. They've got their own lingo, rules, and even recipes. Obviously, they've also got their own website, which has much more to be explored.
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 10, 2003 - 4 comments

Psst...buddy, want some concert tickets?

Waiting in line won't help you. According to the New York Times, Ticketmaster plans to begin auctioning off the best concert seats to the highest online bidders. The paper says there would be no limit on how high prices could go - it would be simply a matter of how much people were willing to pay. So, with ClearChannel, the RIAA and Ticketmaster now officially boinking the fan base...what other methods can the music industry use to drive away fans?
posted by dejah420 on Sep 3, 2003 - 70 comments

gig posters

gigposters -- a collection of posters created by artists and musicians to advertise their shows and events.
posted by lilboo on Mar 27, 2003 - 4 comments

What if they put on a concert and nobody came?

What if they put on a concert and nobody came? Its not sales of recorded music that are in the shitter. Now it turns out that live concert ticket sales are in freefall as well (Lets see Hillary try and blame that on MP3s!) The Clearchannel effect has been discussed here several times, but the concert promotion industry's trade paper, Pollstar, reports that sales are down 10% from last year and assigns the blame squarely on ever higher ticket prices: The average ticket cost across McCartney's recent 29 city US tour was $129.50 !!! CSNY had a tour average of $80. I've always preferred small venue acts, but even those have gotten pricey. I just saw Jorma in a 50 person coffeehouse and the tix were $35. (Coffee not included) So I ask the sizable MeFi musical appreciation crowd: Are you seeing less live music because of the cost?
posted by BentPenguin on Jul 16, 2002 - 55 comments

The Queen's Golden Jubilee in the UK

The Queen's Golden Jubilee in the UK - did anyone see it? If you were in the UK, it's likely you would have seen at least some of the amazing celebrations of the Royal Family - four days of partying, including a huge pop/rock concert with loads of famous names, a classical concert, pomp and pagentry in a 4 ton gold chariot and a huge carnival drew 14 million TV viewers a night, and millions more went to see the royal knees-up, knocking the royal critics for six. Even Ozzy Osbourne sang a number, bless him. The final royal flypast rounded off the most amazing scenes I've ever seen. Brits - does this show of affection make your bosom swell with pride? Others - are you jealous, or thankful you weren't there?
posted by wibbler on Jun 5, 2002 - 54 comments

Dave Marsh on Ticketmaster

Dave Marsh on Ticketmaster : Bands used to be able to get around Ticketmaster's high surcharges by setting aside tickets for fan club members, because TM's "convenience" charges didn't apply to fan club tickets. Now "artists can hold back no more than eight per cent of their tickets, and they can only sell them to fan clubs of which Ticketmaster approves."
posted by espada on May 29, 2002 - 23 comments

Is it Live or Is it Moronic?

Is it Live or Is it Moronic? Yes ladies and gentlemen, though they still deny it or have no comment, many famous allegedly talented performers in the music industry do actually lip synch. Since Milli Vanilli accusations have been the norm, [sarcasm] but Inside Edition reported it today as if this was a brand new discovery, so it must be true. [/sarcasm] ...If a concert is advertised as live, shouldn't the advertising also specify whether or not the live vocalist actually vocalizes? What are the legalities involved if irrevocable proof is ever found? Or is it irrelevant because today's sophisticated audienes don't mind it when their favorite music performers lie to them?
posted by ZachsMind on Feb 8, 2002 - 32 comments

Think that file-sharing is just for dungeon porn and Britney Spears singles?

Think that file-sharing is just for dungeon porn and Britney Spears singles? Well think again, maybe. There is some new file-share software out that is designed for sharing of legal concert bootlegs. Phish fans unite!
posted by AVandalay on Dec 19, 2001 - 12 comments

Ok.

Ok. We know which albums you liked, but what was the single best concert you saw this year, and very importantly, why?
posted by tcobretti on Dec 6, 2001 - 105 comments

oasis

oasis i was listening to morning glory this morning :) and was wondering what was up with oasis. i knew they'd toured with the black crowes, but hadn't really heard much about it. so did a little searching and i dunno, this review made me feel pretty good. anyone going to the glasgow concert this weekend?
posted by kliuless on Oct 12, 2001 - 11 comments

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