Live Shows

If you go to live gigs, it’s never too soon to wear hearing protection

A post from 2009 at allows you test at which frequency your hearing loss starts. I wish I had learned my lesson earlier than I did. I went to see Tackhead and Georgia Satellites in the same weekend (Spring 1990?). I’ve worn earplugs ever since. The page has a bunch of frequencies ranging from 8 kHz to 22 kHz and you play each of them until you cannot hear one. I can hear 16 kHz, but not higher. How…

Fancy yourself a DJ? Don’t have space for gear? PDJ Portable Disc Jockey is for you

The annual NAAM show is on, and that means all sorts of vendors showing all sorts of new ways to play the Electric Slide to grannies at weddings. Engadget has details of an interesting hand-held mixer featuring touchscreens and buttons both. Hit the link below for more details and hands-on video. PDJ Portable Disc Jockey is a complete DJ system that fits in your pocket, we go hands-on video. Share

Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs

The proverb may say “Dance like nobody’s watching…” but I’m sorry to say that we all take that advice too seriously at times. And some of these folks just don’t care. Bless their hearts. See a bunch more delights at Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs – Village Voice – Sound of the City. Share

Now *this* is a guitar wankfest I can get behind

Ben Lapps was in his mid-teens when this was made. There’s a few things I really like about it. The first is the way he hears the request, pauses, thinks about it, looks down at the guitar and kid of shrugs his shoulders and begins. The second is the fun he’s having, most guitar wankers are so serious and look as if they are passing gas or something worse. The third delight is the apparent obliviousness of the roadies setting…

Radiohead live at Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY 2011-09-28

Radiohead live at Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY 2011-09-28 – Core News. Via Core News. Not Thomas’s usual fare, but might be of interest to the mystifyingly large number od Poopsters who are fans. I have not listened to it, so I cannot speak to the quality.  And who knows if it will still be up by the time they see this. Share

Robyn at Radio City Music Hall – Feb 5 2011

Robyn at Radio City Music Hall – Feb 05 2011 The crowd was absolutely fabulous. There were light-up swizzle sticks in the overpriced drinks. As Will said, the Gentlemen’s Lounge was probably the gayest place in town this night. When I came out of the stall I wanted to scream “enough with the skinny jeans, boys!” And at least one of them seemed to appreciate the prospect of a bit of upstate rustic rough. I was flattered, but I think…

Live review – Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party Benefit Memorial at Brooklyn Music Hall – Jan 16 2011

Contributing PoOPster Jim Finnigan writes: Jan 17 2011 – Brooklyn – What a great time was had by all at the Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party Benefit Memorial at Brooklyn Music Hall last nite! Big Up! Right from the start I could tell it was going to be good. The DJ was playing classic On-U (Breaking Down the Pressure, Autobiography of the Dread Operator, Can’t Take Su Su Pon Dread) and other reggae (Baby I Love You So,

Captain Beefheart – A PoOPster remembers

An obit from the Guardian, UK   Captain Beefheart, who has died aged 69, was provocative and unpredictable | Music | The Guardian Our fellow PoOPSter, Jim Finnigan, sent along this fine remembrance of the famously prickly Don Van Vliet From: Jim Finnigan Subject: My Captain Beefheart experience Date: Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:39 PM I  saw Captain Beefheart perform 4 times but I met him once. It must have been in the fall of 1976, I hitchhiked from Albany to…