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    IQ - 3 times! Montreal was the best show.
    Free Salamander Exhibit - Seaprog
    Accordo dei Contrari - 2 times Progstock & Wash. DC
    Moraine - multiple times locally in the Seattle area.
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    ArcTanGent festival in the UK in august, hands down. i am on about that one seemingly all the time here … mind-blowing if not expanding in every imaginable sense. highlights: ROLO TOMASSi, BOSSK, AND SO i WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, GODMOTHER, VENNART, TiDES FROM NEBULA, ANATHEMA, THE BiG MASSiVE ORCHESTRA, MØL, ARCANE ROOTS (electronica set), MYRKUR, ALCEST, SHELLAC … that's my prog world at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iguana View Post
    ArcTanGent festival in the UK in august, hands down. i am on about that one seemingly all the time here … mind-blowing if not expanding in every imaginable sense. highlights: ROLO TOMASSi, BOSSK, AND SO i WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, GODMOTHER, VENNART, TiDES FROM NEBULA, ANATHEMA, THE BiG MASSiVE ORCHESTRA, MØL, ARCANE ROOTS (electronica set), MYRKUR, ALCEST, SHELLAC … that's my prog world at the moment.
    How is Myrkur live? She's on my radar as I like but don't love the albums, but her live performance might boost the material...
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    How is Myrkur live? She's on my radar as I like but don't love the albums, but her live performance might boost the material...
    very strong indeed … i was expecting something along the lines of nightwish/tarja (otherwise much to my dislike) but, knowing the festival, looked for something far more leftfield. very powerful performer, great backing band with a strong shoegaze vibe. force to be reckoned with.

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    Cool. Hopefully she'll be through the states at some point and I'll catch her. Thanks for the report back!
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    Crimson was a very impressive beast in Montreal this past summer. I enjoyed Hackett in Gatineau, Quebec last winter.

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    Vancouver area shows, my faves of the 37 shows I attended
    -Booker T Jones -seemed to be his life with r&b, played some songs that influenced him, his hits, a song each by Muddy, Jimi and Prince. Nice to have a Leslie speaker on each side of the stage
    -Jean Michel Jarre - the lights overshadowed the music imo. Stunning. I was unaware of the laser harp bit and that dropped my jaw
    -Colin Linden - a master of roots guitar, sat 6 feet away
    -Shayne Koyczan - A first nations poet, emotionally tore my guts out and then made me bust some guts laughing
    -5440 - Canadian band I hadn't seen in 30 years and have always enjoyed, they more than delivered for me
    -Wishbone Ash - saw them in a recording studio, both old and new songs still sounding true to their old days
    -Jeff Martin solo acoustic (of The Tea Party)- strong voice
    -Steven Wilson - more quality from the guy
    and - a wedding where the Wedding March was played by three members of a 70s prog band; I will not divulge names
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    ^^^ I remember 5440 back from the 1980s during a very brief blip of US attention they got. I believe their name came from a US imperialistic slogan from a long time ago that we were going to annex all Canadian land south of 54'40'' latitude, which would have been, well, most of Canada. Cool that they are still together and playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progtastic View Post
    Top 10 in 2018:

    Steven Wilson at the RAH (x2)
    Camel at the RAH
    Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
    The Pineapple Thief
    KC (x2)
    Nick Mason
    JCM
    Big Big Train
    Nick Mason just got relegated, saw Southern Empire on Thursday and that went straight in at number 1. Got Flower Kings & Spock's Beard coming up too...

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    I've had a pretty good run of concert going the last few years. This past year:

    Marillion--(2) 20 Monroe Live,Grand Rapids MI and Arcada Theater St. Charles IL(bucket list, had never seen them)
    Bruckner 4th Symphony--Powell Hall, StL Symphony Orchestra
    Dixie Dregs--Hoyt Sherman Theater Des Moines, Iowa (bucket list)
    Steven Wilson--(2)Vic Theater, Chicago and Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI
    Todd Rundgren and Utopia--Peabody Theater St Louis MO(bucket list, had never seen TR with Utopia)
    Little Steven +Disciples--Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO(1st time)
    Brian Jonestown Massacre--Off Broadway, StL MO(1st time)
    David Byrne--Peabody Theater StL MO(1st time)
    Yes (50th) Howe version--Midland Theater, Kansas City MO
    Steely Dan/Doobie Bros--Ruoff Music Center, Indianapolis IN
    Neil Young--(2) Fox Theater StL MO and Chicago Theater, Chicago IL
    Bent Knee--Fubar StL MO
    Joe Jackson--Pageant StL MO
    Umphrees McGee--Chesterfield Theater StL MO
    Ringo Starr All Starr Band--Fox Theater StL MO(bucket list, finally saw my 2nd Beatle live)
    IQ and Eddie Jobson plays UK etc--ProgStock Rahway NJ(IQ huge bucket list, and EJ possible final concert)
    Kansas POKR 40th anniv--(2)Midland Theater Kansas City MO and Fox Theater, StL MO
    Soft Machine and FM etc--Progtoberfest, Reggies Chicago IL(bucket list for both, great shows)
    Carl Palmer ELP Tribute--Wildey Theater, Edwardsville IL
    Martin Barre Band--Wildey Theater, Edwardsville IL(1st time)
    Roger Hodgson--(2) River City Casino StL MO(huge bucket list, never seen Hodgson live, he's still got the signature voice, great shows)
    Haken/Leprous--Delmar Hall StL MO (went primarily for Bent Knee, they had to unexpectedly cancel due to car/bus? accident in snowstorm in Colorado unfortunately. Would have been my 3rd time seeing them; minor bumps and bruises but some equipment damaged from what I heard, only found out as I was walking into venue)
    Bruckner 9th Symphony--Powell Hall,StL Symphony Orchestra
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    For me:

    King Crimson
    Dweezil Zappa

    But I feel like I'm forgetting something fairly recent...
    Did King Crimson play in the US in 2018? I went to their last show of the 2017 tour in Nov 2017 in Milwaukee and as far as I know that was the last time they played in the states. Did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    Bruckner 4th Symphony--Powell Hall, StL Symphony Orchestra
    Bruckner 9th Symphony--Powell Hall,StL Symphony Orchestra
    Always wanted to hear a Bruckner Symphony performed live. I'm jealous

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    Always wanted to hear a Bruckner Symphony performed live. I'm jealous
    I'm kind of a Bruckner fanatic, my fav composer, have seen almost all of his symphonies performed live over the years. I used to have a subscription to the StLSO and both past conductors Leonard Slatkin and especially Hans Vonk performed Bruckner fairly frequently, so I've been fortunate. I'm actually going to travel to see my fav, the epic monumental 8th, performed by the Cincinnati SO early next year because I haven't seen that one in a long time.
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    Shows that I really enjoyed that I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there's more..

    Steve Hackett
    Edensong / The Night Watch
    FIRE!
    Schnellertollermeir
    Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica
    Los Strait Jackets
    Son of Goldfinger (Tim Berne, David Torn)
    Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask
    GoGo Penguin
    Dan Weiss Starebaby
    Mouse on the Keys
    Claudio Simonetti's Goblin / Suspiria

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    I'm kind of a Bruckner fanatic, my fav composer, have seen almost all of his symphonies performed live over the years. I used to have a subscription to the StLSO and both past conductors Leonard Slatkin and especially Hans Vonk performed Bruckner fairly frequently, so I've been fortunate. I'm actually going to travel to see my fav, the epic monumental 8th, performed by the Cincinnati SO early next year because I haven't seen that one in a long time.
    I think the Philadelphia Orchestra performed the 8th a little while ago in Philly. I remember telling my wife I really wanted to go to hear it but work got in the way as usual. I think one of the main things I want to do when I retire is go to concert halls and hear pieces like that performed live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    I'm kind of a Bruckner fanatic, my fav composer.
    I think progressive rock owes a lot more to Bruckner than it may realize. His symphonies are glorious.


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    Decided to cut back on concerts this year

    Fri March 9 Dixie Dregs Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collinswood, NJ
    Sun Jun 3 David Crosby Majestic Theater, Gettysburg PA
    Sun Aug 26 Ed Palmero’s Big Band Long’s Park Ampitheather Lancaster, PA
    Saturday Sep 16 California Guitar Trio All Saints Church Frederick. MD
    coming up . Sun Dec 16 Brand X Orion Sound Studios Baltimore MD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I think progressive rock owes a lot more to Bruckner than it may realize. His symphonies are glorious.


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    I agree, and I think my love of epic long prog tracks like Suppers Ready, Awaken, CTTE etc also attracted me to Bruckner's symphonies when I heard them. Interesting that Bruckner started out as a Catholic church organist, and his symphonies have that "cathedrals of sound" influence, the slow building of momentum that leads to epic brassy climaxes pacified by peaceful calm reflection. Music that has very extreme dynamic range, which builds excitement, something I think Genesis and Yes to name a few understood. So I hear a lot of "prog" influence in those symphonies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    Did King Crimson play in the US in 2018? I went to their last show of the 2017 tour in Nov 2017 in Milwaukee and as far as I know that was the last time they played in the states. Did I miss something?
    I was thinking the same thing as I also saw them in late 2017.

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    Kansas last weekend. We got comp seats that day and it was a miserable shitty rainy night and the Kansas singer was sick so they postponed the show until March 2019.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    Did King Crimson play in the US in 2018? I went to their last show of the 2017 tour in Nov 2017 in Milwaukee and as far as I know that was the last time they played in the states. Did I miss something?

    I saw them in October last year,another miserable shitty rainy night in DC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    Did King Crimson play in the US in 2018? I went to their last show of the 2017 tour in Nov 2017 in Milwaukee and as far as I know that was the last time they played in the states. Did I miss something?

    I saw them in October last year,another miserable shitty rainy night in DC.
    Wow, that's no fun. I saw them indoors in a nice comfortable theater.

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    Kind of ranked 1st to last:
    Bartsch/Ronin
    Green Milk From The Planet Orange
    Zorn 65th Birthday festival (hard to pick, maybe Bagatelles, Zorn, Douglas/Cohen/Grohowsky/Wolleson)
    Marc Ducret/Samuel Blaser
    Vinny Golia
    Behold the Arctopus
    Claudia Quintet
    Thumbscrew
    Tim Berne/Snakeoil
    Cheer Accident/Gentleman Surfer
    Allison Miller
    Carl Palmer
    Brand X
    Animals As Leaders

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    ^^^^^^

    WHERE did you see Green Milk? I thought they were long gone!!
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