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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pearl Jam is fastest Wrigley Field concert sell-out ever

As Chicago’s “King Mike” Cassius McDonald sorta said…“There’s a sucker born every hour”

Not long after they went on sale Saturday morning, tickets to Pearl Jam’s concert at Wrigley Field this summer sold out. The band says it was the fastest concert sell-out in the history of Wrigley Field concerts.

Tickets to the July 19 show went on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. In a Tweet Saturday morning, Pearl Jam said, “Thank you for making ‘An evening with @Pearl Jam’ the fastest concert sell-out in Wrigley Field history!”

By about 11 a.m., tickets to the show could be found for between $50 and $360 apiece on craigslist, and from about $270 to more than $1,000 on StubHub.

Repoz Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:50 PM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: February 10, 2013 at 07:52 PM (#4366755)
Eh, Pearl Jam sold out years ago.

(Repoz suffered a rare moment of missing the obvious thread starter so somebody had to step up.)
   2. Guapo Posted: February 10, 2013 at 08:51 PM (#4366771)
She lies and says they lost because of him
Can't find a Bart-uh-man
She dreams of Prior, dreams of Wood
Can't find a Bart-uh-man
   3. Guapo Posted: February 10, 2013 at 09:02 PM (#4366776)
The Tribune Company wouldn't give affection
And Dusty was someone who insisted on leading off Juan Pierre
Oooh Jim Hendry, the wicked
Ruled his world
Jim Hendry si-gned Soriano today
Jim Hendry si-gned Soriano today
   4. The District Attorney Posted: February 10, 2013 at 11:53 PM (#4366850)
Whoa, Al
Whoaaaaaaaah, Alfonso Soriano's still available
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 11, 2013 at 05:05 AM (#4366890)
Cub nobblers.
   6. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 11, 2013 at 05:20 AM (#4366891)
Don't call on Dempster
Each fifth day
The pitcher's WHIP will remind me
Don't call on Dempster
Each fifth day
That pisspoor WHIP will remi-i-ind me
   7. John DiFool2 Posted: February 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM (#4366952)
Jeremy choked in the 9th today.

Got to forget this...
   8. Charles S. will not yield to this monkey court Posted: February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM (#4366963)
A little misleading about the speed of the sellout. PJ fanclub had a pre-sale, and then Cubs STHs got a pre-sale. Many tickets were long gone by Saturday morning.
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM (#4366973)
Is this going to be the de facto music thread? Anyone else get the new MBV album?
   10. Shredder Posted: February 11, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4367001)
Maybe, and Yes.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM (#4367008)
Gave up a line drive today
Time for a pitching change
I guess it was the beatings made me wise
But I'm not about to give thanks, or apologize

I couldn't pitch, hold a lead down
Head hung in shame, facing the mound
Empty gaze, united by jeers
Forced to endure what I could not forgive...

I seem to look away
Can't collect any saves
It was my blown leads most reviled
Aimed at your feet, curve won't go down
Hangs on home plate, ball lands downtown
Empty gaze, united by jeers
Tried to endure what I could not forgive...
   12. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: February 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM (#4367018)
Is this going to be the de facto music thread? Anyone else get the new MBV album?


Can't make myself feel any interest in something that some self-obsessed whiner took 20-odd years to excrete from his oh-so-preciously artistic bowels, actually.
   13. villageidiom Posted: February 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4367043)
Can't make myself feel any interest in something that some self-obsessed whiner took 20-odd years to excrete from his oh-so-preciously artistic bowels, actually.
Nobody asked you about Guns 'n' Roses.
   14. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4367045)
Can't make myself feel any interest in something that some self-obsessed whiner took 20-odd years to excrete from his oh-so-preciously artistic bowels, actually.

Hmm. In that case, what Billy Childish album should I start with?

I like mbv, by the way. It feels like a bit of a timewarp, though. Then again, there doesn't seem to be a "time" in contemporary pop music. It's as if all the styles of pop music that have been popular since rock n roll first broke exist simultaneously.
   15. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: February 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4367055)
MBV are fine, I'm sure, but I have to say that for whatever reason they've never particularly "clicked" with me, starting with my discovering of them with Isn't Anything back in maybe '88. I mean, decent enough, but in no way, shape or form transcendental to my admittedly jaded ears.

Back when they were sort of sub-Birthday Party or whatever, though, circa the mid-'80s, they were interesting (as I found out via bootleg about a decade ago).
   16. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: February 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM (#4367059)
Nobody asked you about Guns 'n' Roses.


If Kevin Shields is Axl Rose, does that mean Bilinda Butcher is Slash?

Hmmmm.
   17. Shredder Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:00 PM (#4367066)
Can't make myself feel any interest in something that some self-obsessed whiner took 20-odd years to excrete from his oh-so-preciously artistic bowels, actually.
I kind of expected to feel the same way. I mean, I knew I was going to get it, but I wasn't expecting to like it. Turns out it's really good. Sounds like what you'd expect MBV to sound like. Though so far it's just been office listening, which isn't really loud enough to form a true opinion, as squatto pointed out.
   18. PreservedFish Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:01 PM (#4367067)
I feel like that shoegazey sound is a big influence right now. I keep hearing bands that are combining 60s sounds (surf guitar, Phil Spector drums, girl group singing) with MBV's beautiful noise. I've been playing Loveless a lot during the last couple years, for whatever reason, and it fits right in with some of the current stuff I listen to.
   19. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4367070)
Which is where I miss the boat, I guess, as the shoegazey stuff never did a whole heck of a lot for me, despite repeated attempts. For the most part, I guess I'm a 3-minutes-&-a-cloud-of-dust guy (albeit with all sorts of exceptions).
   20. SoSH U at work Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4367076)
Which is where I miss the boat, I guess, as the shoegazey stuff never did a whole heck of a lot for me, despite repeated attempts.


I'm kind of different in that I love shoegazey stuff, but I've been lukewarm to MBV (old and new).
   21. Shredder Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:15 PM (#4367078)
I've been playing Loveless a lot during the last couple years, for whatever reason, and it fits right in with some of the current stuff I listen to.
You should try listening to Crocodiles. Pretty shoe-gazey. Actually, their first album reminds me a lot of Spiritualized/Spacemen 3. The main guy, Brandon Welchez, is married to Kristen Gundred (Dee Dee) of Dum Dum Girls. Their live show is really good, and while their latest album isn't exactly challenging to listen to, it's probably the album from last year that I've listened to more than any other.
   22. PreservedFish Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:19 PM (#4367081)
According to the wikipedia article on shoegazing, I really like a lot of the bands that are called "precursors" (Spacemen 3, Galaxie 500, Jesus & Mary Chain, and others which seem to me to have more tenuous connections) but I don't actually know that much about the core shoegazing bands: Catherine Wheel, Lush, Slowdive...
   23. Shredder Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:27 PM (#4367086)
Catherine Wheel was only really shoegaze on their first album, and maybe part of their second. Most of those bands tended to evolve out of shoegaze at some point. Lush's last album (Lovelife) actually sounds really clean compared to the first few, which are pretty much textbook shoegaze. Same with Ride's "Tarantula". I actually like both of those albums, but their fans (especially Ride's) didn't care for them much. I'd put the Verve in that category as well, as their first couple albums were pretty shoegazey.
   24. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:48 PM (#4367098)
Lovelife was pretty much a (Brit)pop album, no? I remember hearing the first track, "Ladykillers," on the alternative station in Little Rock back around the time the LP came out. Not surprisingly, I've listened to it more than I have all their other stuff combined (albeit not a whole heck of a lot). One of 'em wound up forming a band that's done at least a couple of albums -- Sing Sing. Pretty decent, based on my limited listening.

Though that reminds me that I need to go trawling the 'net for a listen to their non-LP cover of whatever Zounds song they did ... "Demystification," maybe.

Edit: Yep.
   25. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 11, 2013 at 01:55 PM (#4367103)
One of 'em wound up forming a band that's done at least a couple of albums -- Sing Sing.

Sing Sing is really good. I like the Crocodiles album, too.
   26. Shredder Posted: February 11, 2013 at 02:04 PM (#4367112)
I've listened to some of the Sing-Sing stuff, but it must not have really resonated with me. Sounded good, but I may need to revisit it.
   27. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 11, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4367411)
Shoegaze is my favorite musical subgenre of the last quarter-century. I realise that puts me in the minority, but there you are. For pure prettiness, I don't think Slowdive's "Shine" or Ride's "Vapour Trail" can be beat.

m b v is nothing if not a complex album. I rather like it so far (especially "Only Tomorrow" - that closing guitar figure has been careening around my head for days), but I'd rather wait and listen to it a few more times before trying to make any grand pronouncements. This isn't readily accessible music - it takes more than a few listens to figure out what is going on. And if Kevin Shields waited this long to finally release the thing, I think it's the least we can do to spend a little time digesting it, rather than making snap judgements...

I loved Lush, and liked much of the Sing-Sing stuff. Pity that Miki left the music business after Lush folded, but from what I understand, the suicide of Chris Acland hit her really hard, and took much of the joy out of music for her. I can't blame her for quitting the business.

The current shoegaze bands I really like are mostly Japanese - texas pandaa, Cruyff in the Bedroom, and My Dead Girlfriend are all worth hearing, if you enjoy the genre.
   28. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: February 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM (#4367513)
I feel like that shoegazey sound is a big influence right now.

Silversun Pickups certainly seem to draw a lot from shoegaze and I enjoy them a lot.
   29. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: February 12, 2013 at 03:01 AM (#4367628)
Hmm. In that case, what Billy Childish album should I start with?


I'm nothing like an expert on the man, but I really a few albums of his:

Nothing Can Stop These Men (w/ The Milkshakes)
Beached Earls & W.O.A.H! (both w/ Thee Headcoats)
   30. Dandy Little Glove Man Posted: February 12, 2013 at 11:12 AM (#4367705)
At home
Drawing pictures
Of rooftop decks
Ivy on bricks
Tough right-field sun
Flag raised with an L
We will . . . lose this game
Theo's 5-year plan
Ye-eh-ess it is
Theo's 5-year plan
Ye-eh-ess it is

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