Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10
41
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by bostondavid on July 22, 2020, 02:08:44 pm »
drive-in shows are a dumb gimmick whose novelty will wear off quick
don't get me wrong - i want to see LL play for a parking lot as much as the next guy
but what a dumb idea

The guy who runs Lollapalooza also thinks drive-in shows are gimmicky. He also thinks live music won’t be back until 2022.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lollapalooza-marc-geiger-2022-coronavirus_n_5f11f78fc5b6cec246c254ab

I haven’t been to a drive-in show yet but I’ll give it a try.
42
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by mcamp on July 22, 2020, 07:01:52 am »
drive-in shows are a dumb gimmick whose novelty will wear off quick
don't get me wrong - i want to see LL play for a parking lot as much as the next guy
but what a dumb idea
Don't knock until you try it.
I had a blast...and you have everything you need in the car, and in the case where I saw the show, a field in rural NH...on a nice night, can't be beat.
43
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by crackmc on July 21, 2020, 11:49:11 pm »
drive-in shows are a dumb gimmick whose novelty will wear off quick
don't get me wrong - i want to see LL play for a parking lot as much as the next guy
but what a dumb idea
44
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by morrisjk on July 21, 2020, 10:50:18 pm »
All,

        We'll make it through this, probably with a few drop off venues due to attrition, but once the bands can get back on the road the doors will open again.   In the meantime Drive-Ins are becoming the in thing in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as pay per view home streams.  Once the weather changes though who knows.  I'm still waiting for my money back from the Philly Met for a Jason Isbel June show.  What are they doing with all that cash?  Not closing I'm sure.  Our other summer shows at Mann Center and Wolf Trap already refunded us.  I feel bad for the smaller clubs like Johnny Brenda's and such.   They relied on daily small shows and alcohol sales.  Gonna be different for sure.


                                                                                          Jim
45
Open Forum / Re: Los Lobos live stream for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on July 25
« Last post by morrisjk on July 21, 2020, 10:33:03 pm »
NJWolf,

    Thanks for the heads up.  I'll check it out.


                                               Jim
46
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by bostondavid on July 21, 2020, 02:48:27 pm »
The only thing going on right now are streaming concerts, or outdoor "drive-in" concerts.
I just attended a Blue Oyster Cult drive-in show near Keene, NH at the Cheshire Fairgrounds Saturday night....it was a blast. Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH also has drive-in events, but most are tribute or local acts.
I'd love to see Los Lobos at the spot I was just at...the stage was at the bottom of a sloping hill; nice spot, cool vibes. September looks to be wide open.
https://www.drive-in-live.com/

Payomet in Truro just started drive-in shows. Hopefully, they can ramp up before the summer ends.
47
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by bostondavid on July 21, 2020, 02:46:52 pm »
i asked LP yesterday if he thinks the 8/30 Orange County show (rescheduled from 7/10) is going to happen

he is no more confident that it will happen than any of us are
 

If the country had listened to Louie we wouldn’t be in this mess right now. I remember hearing him on a livestream months ago saying that it was too early to re-open and it would be like quitting a marathon 20 miles into the race. Well, we did it anyway and now look where we are.

LP for President!
48
Awesome! Thanks for posting.
49
Open Forum / Re: Show outlook is looking grim
« Last post by bostondavid on July 21, 2020, 02:30:04 pm »
How are venues doing? There are a couple here that have decided to pull the plug for good. A lot of the others are doing fundraisers to keep going.

City Winery Boston just closed, temporarily they say.

https://citywinery.com/boston/
50
Open Forum / Los Lobos live stream for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on July 25
« Last post by njwolf on July 21, 2020, 12:51:17 pm »
 I received the following email today (July 21) about the band doing a live stream performance for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
 July 21, 2020 - San Francisco, CA  - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass will be presenting a live stream on July 25th at 4 pm PT with Los Lobos.  The Grammy award-winners have a rich history with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, having played the festival in 2007, 2013, 2015 and 2018. “After months of lockdown, Los Lobos is honored and happy to report we will be doing our first show all together again for our friends at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass,” says Steve Berlin. “We have a special relationship with HSB going back decades and many epic shows, so we are really looking forward to getting back on stage together and ushering in the festival’s 20th anniversary.”
 
The broadcast will be hosted by the festival’s Artist Relations Manager Bonnie Simmons and will include a live performance and a Q&A where the band will be sharing some of their favorite memories from HSB and taking questions from fans. In addition, Bonnie and Los Lobos will discuss what Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has in store for fans and the music community this October. The live stream will be broadcast through the HSB Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Nugs.tv pages and at  HardlyStrictlyBluegrass.com. Additionally, fans can sign up to be a part of the interactive portion of the Live Stream, where Los Lobos will be taking questions and talking to fans,  HERE.  Fans who sign up will be alerted via email on the morning of the 25th with a Zoom link to join the event.  Safety is a top priority for the live stream, and HSB has developed a strict protocol for artists and crew working on the event observing the social distancing guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control. Los Lobos have been major advocates for COVID-19 safety, most recently participating  in the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s “Put It On Campaign.”
 
“Los Lobos is the consummate live experience, delivering great energy and musicianship,” says HSB Executive producer Sheri Sternberg. “They really define all the elements that are important to the HSB community, fostering roots music, and the joy it brings to others. Their epic HSB  live sets have yielded incredible contributions to our archives, including covers of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ and Merle Haggard’s ‘Silver Wings.’ We are really excited they agreed to partner with us for this live stream.”
 
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was founded by Warren Hellman in 2001.  The free annual outdoor festival celebrating American roots music in the historic Golden Gate Park was Hellman’s gift to the City of San Francisco.  What started as a venue for Hellman’s favorite artists to perform for the Bay Area community has grown into a festival that attracts several hundred  thousand music fans from around the world, with over 80 bands on six stages.
 
"This is the great gift of Warren Hellman, the one and only, to not only the City of San Francisco,  but the world of music."
- SF Chronicle
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10